21 Dec '11, 2pm

Horrifying: Cops mock Seattle runner nearly killed by a truck. via @justin_w_jones @grist

In Seattle, a semi truck hit a jogger, nearly killing him. While the jogger lay almost dying, the police officers who responded to the accident were busy sneering at his decision not to drive a car. This being 2011, their comments were caught on video: Here's the most relevant excerpt, from the local TV station that obtained the video: "That's why you drive a car!" the first one remarks. "Yeah, don't try to jog to work, you dumb (expletive)," said the other. Now, bikers are often subjected to such 'tude, but joggers? Isn't it a god-given right in this country to get your jog on? Or at least a right endorsed by Bill Clinton in the 1990s? Washington state has even been encouraging good citizens like the injured man to use alternative forms of transportation while a major route, the Alaskan Way Viaduct, is closed. Really, this sort of incident is how we know the country is de...

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