"We're gonna help you out."
Everything will be all right. I am here to protect you. You have nowhere to go.
You have nowhere to go.
Sure, right off it's not clear he's having a stroke. But holy hell, did none of these officers get any general medical training? The closest I got to any training one CPR class decades ago and even I know what a stroke victim looks like. Doesn't bode well for that entire department to be that out of touch with basic medical needs.
I think it has to do with the nature of the accident. A couple of years ago I was almost taken out riding my bike because a woman had a heart attack, plowed into an intersection, hit a couple of cars and the side of a building, but the car was then stopped, so it wasn't technically a hit and run. Besides the possibility of intoxication, it was clear that there wasn't something right, so the paramedics were the first on the scene. But on a busy highway someone calls it in or the cops just see it, and the car doesn't really have much to run into, I believe medical procedure comes after the person is subdued.
But that's of course in a situation where there's suspect activity, the person tries to run or looks like they're going to do so; there may be a 10 second window of doubt when assessing the situation here, since 75% of his body is obscured. It could be intoxication or drugs, or it could be a heart attack or stroke. I had to retake my Red Cross certification not too long ago, and they show those skits where the guy passes out at the table and it's about that long before they stop joking about how he's drunk and realize that he's gone into a diabetic coma.. I dunno. Like I said below, the woman cop's yelling did nothing to de-stress the situation either.
|infinite zest |
At least the original YT title makes me feel a little better.. so this is a bodycam I take it? I haven't seen one in use. It's too bad that it was just the one guy who resigned; the female cop at the beginning is just making the situation worse and more stressful for everyone than it needed to be.
Always remember the F.A.S.T. procedure when helping a stroke victim:
F: Fire taser at victim.
A: Asphyxiate him with pepper spray.
S: Shout obscenities.
T: Threaten to "fucking smoke" him.
Following these steps could save a life!
Mine was loading really slowly, but so were some other pages, just not as slowly. I disconnected from Wifi, closed Chrome and tried Firefox.. same sort of thing, really sporadic. So just now I reset my computer and now it works fine. Not sure if I understand completely why that would make a difference and what I normally see IT guys at offices do, which is never turn off the computer unless absolutely necessary, but hey it seems to have worked..
|Jet Bin Fever |
Cops are the fucking worst. Had he been an old white guy they wouldn't have assumed the worst instantaneously.
|Rodents of Unusual Size |
Can you be more fireable?
Hey, at least they didn't kill him!
|That guy |
I said smile! SMILE WITH BOTH SIDES OF YOUR FACE!! DO IT NOW! GET YOUR TEETH WHERE I CAN SEE THEM!
BUT WHAT ABOUT BLACK-ON-BLACK CRIME
|Binro the Heretic |
The cop who did the actual tasering/pepper-spraying resigned immediately, although he claims he acted appropriately and had assumed the driver was under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
All three officers are under investigation and the police department is "reviewing" its policies on use of non-lethal force, although they did say the spray-happy officer violated the existing procedures.
Virginia cop resigns after using Taser, pepper spray on stroke victim... in a statement, he said, "I have been to the mountaintop. All that lays before me is descent. I have feasted as no pig has feasted before me. I am full. I have lived as no copy before me has ever lived. What remains is inevitable."
GET OUT OF THE CAR!
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