You might believe that our law enforcement officers are being carefully selected and trained to “protect and serve” – and while in the vast majority of cases it’s true, the exceptions are there also.
And police stupidity has been the subject of eternal jokes – most likely since the very first moment that law enforcement officers actually appeared. The latest case comes from Europe, more to the point Spain, where a woman has been fined 600 euros for publishing a photograph of a police car that was parked in a disabled space. The Nissan Qashqai police car used a disabled space and the woman snapped a photo of it and then posted it online. Shamefully, the police didn’t offer a public apology and instead used a newly introduced law – the Citizens Security Law – that came into effect in Spain on July 1 and forbids “the unauthorized use of images of police officers that might jeopardize their or their family’s safety or that of protected facilities or police operations.” The so called “gag law” has triggered the fine of 600 euros the woman received for publishing on social media the picture.
The photograph shows the second generation Nissan Qashqai police car using a disabled parking space, though local authorities claim the car wasn’t parked illegally because the officers were called for an “immediate response” and thus can use any available space. A local spokesperson for the police said they fined the woman because their “honor had been attacked.” Now we challenge the police officers to also fine the entire Internet because we’re pushing this to go viral.