A lesson for Pakistan: Watch how New Jersey forced the Commissioner to step down for misbehaving with police
Many countries in the world punish people for misbehaving, regardless of their status
The principle of equality is a fundamental notion of a democratic society. It plays a vital role in the law and policy of many countries with non-discrimination provisions.
Many countries in the world punish people for misbehaving, regardless of their status.
In 2018, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey forced its then Commissioner Caren Turner to resign from her position after her video of misbehaving with traffic police went viral.
In the video, Turner rebukes officers after they pulled over and impounded a car. She flashes her Port Authority badge, demands the officers call her “commissioner,” and curses at them when she does not get her way.
The 60-year-old Democratic lobbyist also directed police to work on their tone and communication skills.
In response, the Port Authority officials were not interested in taking Turner’s side. Moreover, they cited her for what they said were violations of ethics rules.
Recently, a video went viral in Pakistan of a woman misbehaving with police officials on a check post on Hazara Motorway, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The woman was obstructed at a check post for security reasons. She claimed to be a colonel’s wife and felt insulted that the police stopped her.
Pakistan’s situation is not satisfactory when it comes to equal treatment of citizens regardless of status and influence. In case, if concerned authorities establish and implement the law, no one will defy it.
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