Actually it was a bleeding head.
“Every time they come in, they say that the bleeding hasn’t stopped on the brain. She’s got no feeling or movement on her left side at all,” said [Takara] Davis’ mother Kellie Obong.
Davis is an 8th grader at Lawrence Junior High School, which is only a few blocks away from where the accident took place. Davis was issued a jaywalking citation. It was handed to her mother at the hospital.
“He said, ‘Takara was jaywalking. She has got to go to court on March 6th,’” said Obong. “If she was jaywalking, then she was jaywalking. But maybe you give it to me at a later time. Don’t give it to me when they are rushing her into the operating room.”
I have some pretty choice thoughts about an officer who visits a thirteen year old girl in the hospital to serve her with a summons for jaywalking. I have some unflattering things to say about an officer who, on learning that the girl can't receive her ticket due to an open head wound, foists it on the grieving mother.
But Elie Mystal has done the work for me.