‘ Fun- filled’ drag racing is a risk to others
PASTOR Francis Paul, I was appalled to read your letter to The Witness ( which was full of innuendos and sarcasm).
The only concept that I can agree on with you is evolution. Paul, did you stop to think about the detrimental possibilities that this “fun- filled” alleged illegal dragster could have incurred on innocent bystanders?
What if he crashed into a car occupied by a family with innocent little children? What if he completely obliterated a pedestrian by crashing into him or her?
Remember, the “fun- filled” dragster allegedly switched off his car lights in order to escape the police and he was allegedly driving at a death- defying speed. Had this dragster crashed into a pedestrian or a car, it would have been our brave police officers attending a mangled scene of bloodied bodies and metal. Use you your wildest imagination to imagine that.
I truly commend the police officers who risked their lives in a high- speed chase to stop a potential threat to society, while you were safely tucked away in your bed. It was not the intention of the police to harm the dragster maliciously. The drawing out of a police officer’s firearm is counted as a last resort to defend their lives or those of the innocent. The police officers followed their trained instinct to apprehend a reckless driver.
It is a sad thing that you can refer to our policemen as “undesirable elements”. Elements are inanimate entities that don’t have children, wives or husbands, who anxiously await their arrival home after a tiresome day of duty. STRINI PILLAY