A friend has shared this article with me and I just could not resist.
There was an old joke in Russia: why do policemen always walk in groups of three? Because one can read, another can write and it is a pleasure for a third one to take a walk with such educated people.
The city of Denver might want to consider this policy. A young woman was wrongfully arrested, separated from her 3 month old baby, verbally abused and unable to provide milk for her daughter. The baby got sick and the Mom spend more than 24 hours in custody. All as a result of a “reading error”. The arresting officer said that he made a mistake. The city of Denver settled the lawsuit for 175.000 dollars.
Oh, and the officer in question now works in traffic. I guess he does not need good reading skills there.
Here is the full story.