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Cops are here to keep us safe (cont’d)

Here's a pretty old post from the blog archives of Geekery Today; it was written about 15 years ago, in 2009, on the World Wide Web.

Senior Corporal Michael Vaughn. Dallas Police Department. Dallas, Texas. Cops are here to keep us safe by killing 10-year-old kids on bicycles while tearing down the road at at 30 mph over the posted speed limit with no lights and no sirens on.

If you or I slammed into a 10 year old on a bicycle while doing 70mph in a 40mph zone on a major thoroughfare like Belt Line, we’d be crucified in the press and locked away for years on a vehicular homicide charge. But since Senior Corporal Michael Vaughn is a cop, even though he admittedly violated established policies for safe driving and killed a 10-year-old child through his recklessness, he gets Internally Investigated and given a one day vacation from his job.

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  1. Nick

    Similar to this one where, while chasing revenue, a NJ state trooper ran a stop sign going 65 in a 35 and plowed into minivan instantly killing 2 sisters (age 19 and 17). Instead of being convicted of vehicular manslaughter (as would’ve happened to any private citizen), he had to pay about $600 in fines and undergo a series of retraining requirements. Obviously, it was a training issue.

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