April 17, 2012

Don't Call 911 in a medical emergency

A Bogota NY woman calls emergency services, hoping for an ambulance to take her emotionally disturbed son to the hospital. Police arrive on the scene first, hop out of the car, tackle the "patient," hold him down, and begin beating the hell out of him.

("Why are you punching him?" cries the mom. Just doing their job, ma'am.)

Another officer intervenes, breaking up the beating, and is now the one on trial, accused by her department of being "psychologically unfit to be a police officer." Sounds about right, actually.

(via the Agitator.)

Posted by Dr. Frank at April 17, 2012 04:59 PM

Frank, I understand your frustration with the currently evolving police state in this country as well as the unconstitutionally guilty until proven innocent judicial system but with both working against us, what can we do, especially when we all can't afford the best legal team that money can buy?

I just hope to never find myself in the wrong place at the wrong time. Is that the best that we can do?

Posted by: Zaphod at April 18, 2012 01:17 PM