Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Call 911 and die... or possibly go the slammer.

This country is starting to seriously piss me off.

Ottawa police are investigating how an elderly victim of a vicious attack in his home ended up spending 75 days in jail after calling 911 for help.

Marian Andrzejewski, 74, called 911 after two men broke into his Ottawa apartment in October 2010, robbed him and punched him repeatedly.

But instead of getting help, Andrzejewski was scolded by the dispatcher when he struggled to communicate in broken English and ended up in handcuffs himself when police finally arrived.

But hey, after the old guy spent 75 days in jail he was acquitted of all charges and set free, so its all good right?

Andrzejewski said he is relieved to be cleared of any wrongdoing and is glad to have his life back.

"I'm very happy," he said.

"Ottawa police are investigating..." Heads need to roll on this one. Starting with the 911 beeotch. This is Soviet level bullshit. And they need to pay that Andrzejewski guy money. $1000 bucks a day for every day he was wrongly held sounds reasonable to me, to be paid by every incompetent son of a sea cook who made this happen. Oh, plus all his legal fees. Doubled, with interest.

The Phantom


Knight 99 said...

Never call 911 for police “assistance”, they are coming to arrest someone and they don't care who.

The sad fact is that in an even remotely questionable dispute cops today will most likely take a mental inventory and arrest whoever appears to have the most wealth for the system to leech.

The Phantom said...

Sir, I must respectfully disagree. Your hypothesis assumes thought and purpose behind police behavior. I doubt this is the case.

Rather, I think they arrest whoever is the smallest and least likely to give them trouble. Strictly path-of-least-resistance.

My reasoning is that they're unionized public employees, and therefore lazy sonsabitches.

Apologies to the five or six exceptions to the rule who may actually give a shit.

WiFi Lunchbox Guy said...

Speaking of bad cops, how about this incident in Colorado where the cops randomly cuffed 40 people at an intersection while looking for a bank robber?

The Phantom said...

Yeah. Awesome, that one.

There is always some meat head who thinks the badge is license to do anything they can think up.