Thursday, May 28, 2009

OK. Highway Patrol Attack EMT While Bringing Woman to Hospital!

Ever More Police Brutality...

The details of this story aren't completely clear to me but is worth noting.

Essentially, as I understand it:

* The ambulance is bringing a woman to the hospital. Presumably its an emergency.

* Her son is present (in the ambulance?)

* The Cops want to pass the slower moving EMT and flash their lights.

* The EMT keeps going on its way to the hospital instead of pulling over for the cops.

* The Cops pull the EMT over, physically assault and terrorize the EMT worker while the patient in the back is screaming!!!

* The apparent charge: He failed to bow before his government overlords.

BUT NOTICE WHAT HAPPENED!

** BECAUSE he resisted the terrorists and stood up for his rights.

** BECAUSE citizens were filming this act of terrorism and kept filming.

The COPS backed off and the EMT worker was not arrested or charged with anything!

Had he not resisted, had the camera not been filming, had there been no witnesses what would have happened?

Probably he would have been severely beaten up and then arrested for resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer as the patient lay in the back of the ambulance afraid and without the care she needed. The FACT that the cops lied and said the EMT worker assaulted him first is evidence of this likelihood. Plus, had the EMT worker actually assaulted the would have been beaten on the spot and arrested.

Our tax dollars at work...

Having done all to stand... STAND!

Notice how the cop uses a choke hold on his victim! The man's face swells painfully showing he can't breath but still he refuses to yield to these terrorists!

Following is the video and what is posted about it at You Tube:

SOURCE

Oklahoma Highway Patrol fight with EMT

Witness Says Trooper May Need Anger Management
http://www.ktul.com/news/stories/0509...

Witness' Statement:
http://ftpcontent.worldnow.com/griffi...
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Here is the statement made by the EMT:
http://static.ktul.com/documents/emts...

And the ambulance driver:
http://static.ktul.com/documents/fran...

And the article discussing it:
1:53 PM PDT Updated: May 28, 2009 2:45 PM PDT
OHP says before the home video was recording, the paramedic assaulted the state trooper.

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OHP says before the home video was recording, the paramedic assaulted the state trooper.
Witness Diana Walkup says the paramedic never touched anyone until the patrolman grabbed his arm.

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Witness Diana Walkup says the paramedic never touched anyone until the patrolman grabbed his arm.

By Dan Bewley and Terry Hood, The News On 6

UNDATED - There are more details about a confrontation earlier this week between an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper and a paramedic in Okfuskee County. The incident was caught on tape as the trooper accuses the ambulance driver of not pulling over when the patrol car was trying pass him. What does the law say about who has the right of way?

It was Sunday along Highway 62 in Paden. Kenyada Davis is behind the cell phone camera. His mother was being transported by Muscogee Creek Nation EMS to a hospital in Prague.

5/27/2009 Related story: Trooper, Paramedic Fight Caught on Tape

In a statement obtained by The News On 6, paramedic Maurice White said the patrol car came within three feet of the ambulance with its lights on, eventually passing while telling the driver over the emergency radio: "You should consider checking you rearview mirrors."




After taking care of the original call, the trooper waited for the ambulance and pulled it over. White says in his statement: "The officer got out of his vehicle in a state of rage."

Read the Paramedic's Report
Read a witness's statement

A witness, who declined to go on camera, told The News On 6 the same story.

"He was yelling, screaming. He was irrational to me," said witness Diana Walkup.

OHP says before the home video was recording, the paramedic assaulted the state trooper. But, Diana Walkup says the paramedic never touched anyone until the patrolman grabbed his arm.




She says it was the trooper who was out of control.

"We thought, my God, is he going to pull a gun? That's really what we thought. We didn't know if he was fixing to pull a gun or what," said witness Diana Walkup.

So, who had the right of way? The Creek Nation admits the ambulance did not have on its lights and sirens, while the trooper had on his lights, but no sirens.

The News On 6 couldn't find anything that gives one emergency vehicle the right of way over another, but we did find one state law that says: "Every person who willfully delays...an emergency medical technician...in the performance of...care and treatment...is guilty of a misdemeanor."

Investigators aren't commenting, but Diana Walkup believes the trooper was out of line.

"I was horrified. I couldn't believe it. These gentlemen were trying to do their job and they were held up," said witness Diana Walkup.

The trooper's dash-cam video is in the custody of an assistant district attorney in Okfuskee County. She says it will not be released because it's part of the investigation.

http://www.newson6.com/Global/story.a...
Category: News & Politics

1 comment:

Lurch said...

In most cases I would not say this but in this case I wonder if the actions conducted by the officer were racially motivated?