Daytona Police Department Complaint - Discrimanation - Discrimanation against the Handicaped

Review by tom-tom on 2007-03-16
DAYTONA, FLORIDA -- As a recent visitor to the Daytona 500 for the first time. I flew down with my Cane and Wheelchair with me. I rented a car with my son and had my wheelchair and cane in our vehicle. When we tried to park in the handicap area we were refused because I forgot to bring my sticker with me. I showed the Officer my wheelchair and his reply was (to bad) go park some where else. We did, and the nice people that ran the shuttle's were very kind and helpful. The Daytona Police should be trained by these people.

Again, I would like to PRAISE the shuttle Drivers. They are People's people.
Comments:9 Replies - Latest reply on 2007-03-19
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-03-16:
Daytona Police like so many police in our country today have become little more then a bunch of thugs which is a shame and a disgrace to the honest police. We are led to believe that gangs are a bad thing and must be stopped yet the police are a gang. They set the example for the children that get into gangs. They act like gang members with there don’t ask, don’t tell policies.

Like a gang goes after other people when one of there own is killed so do the police. But when some one of less importance is killed the attitude is, we’ll get to it when we get to it.

I don’t think all police are bad but I do think we need to re-think the training they receive.
Posted by Hugh_Jorgen on 2007-03-16:
OK - let's play this out. Cop #1 lets you park there because although you forgot your placard, you obviously needed to park there. Twenty minutes later, cop #2 comes by and seeing no placard on your van has it towed away. Now who are you mad at? Can you understand why the placard is required?
Posted by heaven17 on 2007-03-16:
How is this discrimination? Hugh, you pretty much said what I was gonna say.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-03-16:
Hugh, I agree 100% with what you said. I was just looking at the bigger picture.
Posted by Dirtydave on 2007-03-16:
Hugh, heaven17 and Lidman are all correct. Living in the Daytona Beach area, I can assure you that the Daytona Beach Police are not unreasonable considering the many events they have to deal with, which include Bike Week and Spring Break.
Posted by Skye on 2007-03-16:
I totally agree with Hugh. You would of been towed, then writing a complaint on how they towed someone who is handicapped.

Posted by MRM on 2007-03-16:
I agree with DirtyDave, Hugh, heaven17, Lidman, and Skye Aubrey....there were no discrimination involved by the police. The placard should always be in place regardless of the situation.
Posted by Skye on 2007-03-16:
And I agree with everything MRM says!! And as MRM would say, toodles...
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-03-19:
toodles, ya'll!

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