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Teenage Girl 18/05/16(Wed)15:21 No. 21903 ID: af6329
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Had a bicycle accident with kid today. The kid was hurt pretty bad, so we called the police and an ambulance. The officer immediately assumed there were sides to be taken and sided with the kid.

After the ambulance wheeled him off this exchange happened:
>Kid's friends demonstrate for the officer their version of events, in which their friend was on the proper side of the sidewalk.
>I point out that if he had been on that side, we would have passed like ships, we would not have tried to dodge each other, and there would not have been any accident.
>Officer look at me like a criminal and says "But there was an accident."

I tried to give him some time to process that, but he never really got there. I had to do two complete reanactments of the accident--moving both bicycles myself--to get the officer to admit the possibility that I had not gone out of my way to attack this kid with my bicycle.

In fact, the kid wasn't even looking forward (talking to friends riding behind him) and tried to dodge by going two directions at once (first at me, then away from me). I'll admit, I should have been paying attention for him. It was just at the opening of a tunnel; two bicycles came out on the correct side just before I entered to find him coming straight at me. I saw him coming for a second or two, but I really thought he'd be somewhat more capable of piloting a two-wheeled land vehicle, and I had nowhere to go (I could only move a few centimenters over, into a concrete wall)


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Teenage Girl 18/05/16(Wed)23:17 No. 21904 ID: a870df

Remember, police departments intentionally go out of their way to not hire smart people.

The stated reason is because smart people won't put up with the boring monotony of police work, but its far more likely that smart people will point out all the idiotic things their coworkers and superiors are doing.

Police never get promoted if they rock the boat.




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