<p><a href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/reason/DailyBrickbats/~3/ljVbSMJNf0c/rules-of-the-road">Rules of the Road. <cite>Daily Brickbats</cite> (2010-07-09)</a>:</p><blockquote><q>In Florida, the Broward County Sheriff's Office fired deputy Franklyn McCurrie after a patrol car he was driving struck another car, killing 14-year-old Cara Catlin. The sheriff's office says the driver of the other car turned into oncoming traffic, but they acknowledge that McCurrie was driving 89 mph in a...</q></blockquote>
Deputy Franklin McCurrie — a police officer working for the Broward County government’s sheriff’s office — smashed into a car at 89 miles per hour and killed a 14-year-old girl named Cara Catlin in the process. He didn’t have his lights or his sirens on while he was tearing through a 40 zone at 49 miles per hour over the speed limit. In the interest of police accountability, the government sheriff’s office has taken the bold step of firing this murderer from his government job.