Brickbat: Honor the Vets


A Victoria, Canada, police officer pulled Debbie Ferguson out of a funeral procession to give her a $230 ticket for having an obscured license plate. Ferguson was part of the funeral procession for Steven Allen, a Canadian Army soldier killed during training. The procession took place on Remembrance Day.

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  1. “We recognize that this report of a ticket being issued to fellow community members volunteering their time to see a compatriot home is regrettable. This is especially true on a day when many members of our community, including many VicPD officers, were paying our own respects to the fallen.”

    “On the plus side, we made $230. That’s no chump change, eh?”

    1. And the officer in question has been flooded with job offers from the States.

    2. This is especially true on a day when many members of our community, including many VicPD officers, were paying our own respects to the fallen.”

      The Canadian police also consider themselves part of the armed forces? Because that’s what Remembrance Day is about. Honoring members of the armed forces who had died in the line of duty.

  2. SF’d link in the story. That’s the REAL brickbat.

    Why do you hate our Poutine Warriors, Oliver?

  3. I’m sure the language outlining this law is more obscure than her plate was…

  4. She probably had a “Bud Light” bumper sticker.

    1. Only a hoser drinks that moose piss eh? Molson Life forever!

  5. OT:From The New York Times:

    Health Care Law Recasts Insurers as Obama Allies

    Antagonism over profits and regulation has given way to rising revenue for an industry, and legal and logistical support for the administration.…..wrsm=Email

    “But since the Affordable Care Act was enacted in 2010, the relationship between the Obama administration and insurers has evolved into a powerful, mutually beneficial partnership that has been a boon to the nation’s largest private health plans and led to a profitable surge in their Medicaid enrollment.

    The insurers in turn have provided crucial support to Mr. Obama in court battles over the health care law, including a case now before the Supreme Court challenging the federal subsidies paid to insurance companies on behalf of low- and moderate-income consumers. Last fall, a unit of one of the nation’s largest insurers, UnitedHealth Group, helped the administration repair the website after it crashed in the opening days of enrollment.”

    Comments have progs doubling down on single payer!

    1. Limbaugh called it. He said very early on ‘watch this will lead to them demanding single payer.’ For him, it was all part of the plan.

      1. ‘watch this will lead to them demanding single payer.’

        Didn’t some Dem. higher-ups say, quite blatantly, that single payer was what they really wanted anyways? I believe it was Wassermann-Schultz and Axlerod.

        1. Gruber says this in one of his videos as well.

  6. Wasn’t the car declared civilly forfeit? Step up your game, Canada.

    1. *perks up and makes a note*

      /Victoria PD SGT

  7. Why is this story worse than pulling over anybody from the funeral procession of a non-military decedent?

    1. Why is this story any worse than pulling over somebody that isn’t in a funeral procession that has an obscured plate? Does being in a funeral procession confer special rights? Shit, we already suspend traffic laws for them in regards to traffic signals and such. Now they expect to be exempt from plate legibility requirements?

      Yes, Ted. Some people have an elevated respect for people who volunteer for military service. And you don’t.

      1. Volunteering for military service in wars that waste hundreds of billions of dollars and effectively achieve nothing is for the financially-desperate (the which I have empathy for, not elevated respect) or the violence-driven idealist.

        ‘Elevated’ respect is a core animal instinct that operates correctly when walking unarmed among lions. It becomes fraudulent and simplistic when applied to deifying humans and their activities.

      2. I think the extra irony is that it was Remembrance Day. Just imagine a firefighter funeral being disrupted on 9/11 or somesuch.

        1. The “beret” envy of cops is palpable and pathetic.

      3. Please explain to me why committing acts of violence for the benefit of shitbag politicians deserves elevated respect.

        1. If that was their motivation for joining the military they don’t deserve any respect. If you can find one who volunteered with this in mind and died in the effort, please point out his grave.

          1. I don’t give a shit about motivations and intentions.

            I will ask again: why does someone deserve elevated respect for committing acts of violence for the benefit of shitbag politicians?

            1. Often they commit acts of bravery for the benefit of the man standing beside them, regardless of the shitbag politician who put him there.

              1. Then they deserve elevated respect from their peers, but not me.

                1. So the only person that earns your respect is the one who puts money in your pocket?

                  1. While I understand that people who volunteer for the military believe they are serving some greater good, the reality is that they are serving shitbag politicians. I respect their intentions, but I also understand that their intentions are misplaced. I most certainly do not respect them for killing dirt farmers on the other side of the planet who are no threat to me, you, or anyone else in the country these volunteers believe they are defending.

  8. I thought convoys were supposed to protect the members from police raids.

  9. my roomate’s step-aunt makes $77 every hour on the computer . She has been fired for five months but last month her payment was $20090 just working on the computer for a few hours. site here…..


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