Too much authority can corrupt

The first thing I read this Jan. 1 was disheartening but not at all surprising.

The first thing I read this Jan. 1 (Parking mishap leads to question of compassion, Letters Dec. 30)was disheartening but not at all surprising.

Some poor fellow fell while crossing Johnson Street trying to get to his car. His injuries (a broken kneecap requiring major surgery) were not enough to make the parking meter reader forgo writing up a $60 ticket.

Thank goodness I don’t drive, so parking is never an issue for me. But I am a dog owner and am quite familiar with the complete lack of reason and compassion that these bylaw officers have. Some are mean-spirited zealots anxious to bully at any opportunity.

It’s shameful what their authority allows them to get away with.

Nancy Raycroft

Victoria