...who's real big on Government interference in private lives.
Matter-of-fact, more often than not, adding Government to a situation makes it worse.
The less regulation and less interference, the better off everyone will be.
However, I'm starting to think that there should be some kind of registration and training for bearing offspring. Might not be a bad idea to require a license to get pregnant. Maybe a college degree or something.
Lady calls 911 and yelps that she needs an officer to her house for an emergency RIGHT NOW, and then hangs up. Dispatcher attempts to call back result in no answer.
Officer goes flying out to the house, hoping for the best, planning for the worst; supervisor is on the way for back-up, but is some distance out.
Officer gets to house, finds the woman and her teenage daughter on the back porch.
Officer kinds of sneaks up, woman sees him, yelps that she's glad to see him, then gestures to her daughter and announces that he Needs To Do Something.
Officer responds that this is what he is here for, but could someone, perhaps, clue him in on what, exactly, is happening?
Mama says that he needs Do Something about her daughter.
Officer ventures that he would be glad to, if only he had some more information to go on.
Mother says that daughter is throwing up, and gives the officer a Significant Look.
Officer adds Teenager plus Throwing Up and, being slightly old-fashioned, thinks it equals Pregnant. Officer gently opines that maybe an ambulance is more along the lines of what is required here.
Mama non-verbally broadcasts that the officer is an idiot of the first water, and explains that her daughter is throwing up after meals. Seeing the look of puzzlement and incomprehension cross the face of the officer, Mother irritatedly announces that her daughter has anorexia. (The "you moron" went unsaid.)
The old attic light finally clicks on, but the officer fails to see why the services of a tax-payer-funded knuckle-dragger are required to handle a non-violent medical problem, and repeats the offer of an ambulance, or maybe the number for a counselor-type-person, usually located in the Yellow Pages.
Mother angily snaps that she doesn't need an ambulance, what she needs is for the officer to tell the teenager that if she makes herself throw up again, he will take her to jail.
This ranks as one of the most -- if not the most -- stupid thing I have heard in my entire 13 year law enforcement career. And that is saying something.
It is one Damned Good Thing that Your Humble Scribe was not the responding officer, because the County Attorney would be kvetching to the Sheriff about me stacking charges again.
Why is this person breeding? Can anyone tell me?
Where the hell would someone get the idea that threatening an anorexic child with jail is the best course of action? Where the hell would you get the faintest glimmer of the notion that this is a problem that needs police involvement in any way?
This ... I ... How the ... You thought ... Just ...
This is one that I really can't add anything to. I mean, what can I say? There aren't sufficient words in the English language to properly express myself.
That poor child.
Sweet Shivering Shiva.