Leviathan's Excuses: As Sorry As Its Record (Becky Akers)
Wednesday July 10th, 2013
One of the Chinese students who died Monday at San Francisco’s airport after her plane crashed may have done so because a fire-truck ran her over rather than from the initial accident.
That’s horrific enough. But catch Our Rulers’ excuses for the inexcusable: though ”first responders -- including … deputies -- train extensively for plane crashes[,] … the scene that firefighters encountered on Runway 28 Left would have been difficult to comprehend: 307 aboard the jetliner, with about 180 of them injured.” Hmmm. Lots of folks find themselves in “difficult to comprehend” situations; that’s often what causes them to lose control of their vehicle. Yet when they run over a girl, the State isn’t interested in why: it’s sole concern is milking as much money as possible from them in fines and throwing them in a cage.
Ah, but everything changes when the manslaughterers are “first responders.” Then the negligence is perfectly understandable: all that mayhem would confuse anyone, let along the crowds milling about. “San Francisco Fire Department Chief Joanne M. Hayes-White … described the scene as ‘chaotic’ when she arrived about 20 minutes after the crash. ‘We were dealing with a fire emergency and medical emergencies, and literally hundreds and hundreds of passengers and patients,’ she said.” Poor baby.
Yo, Joanne: maybe the State oughta concede its incompetence and get out of the “first-responder” business before it kills another of the victims it’s purportedly rescuing. (Thanks to Steve Cross for the link.)