When I first saw the video about university nurse Alex Wubbels getting arrested, I was sickened. I was proud of her for sticking up for her patient. The police officer who was involved in the incident was a bully and I thought he should get fired. We don’t need people like that on the police force.
Because I am a wizened cynic, my next thought was: “Well, this is going to cost the taxpayers a million dollars.” Well I was wrong, it only cost us half a million dollars.
Why? Why is it when a public servant makes a mistake or does something wrong, the wronged person cashes in? Who pays that half million dollars? We, the taxpayers do, that’s who.
Listen, I acknowledge Wubbels had a bad half day. Every person on the planet has had a bad half day. Her bad half day was video taped and the lawyers swooped in.
How much does a new ambulance cost? I have no idea, but I bet a lot less than half a million dollars.
It is the world we live in. I just wish the police would rough me up a bit and I could collect my money.
David T. Lancaster, Murray