Page 8 of 9 FirstFirst ... 6789 LastLast
Results 71 to 80 of 86

Thread: Cop Pulls Over Ambulance Carrying Patient To Hospital For “Failure To Yield”

  1. #71
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Last Seen
    01-03-16 @ 02:05 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    12,761

    Re: Cop pulls over ambulance

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtpoorchris View Post
    Ya I guess there aren't many over paranoid racists around here cuz none of um are arguing race. Didn't seem raced based to me. Mostly assed based.
    I tend to agree with that... but, the cops were seemingly on the verge of leaving the white driver alone and then came back for the black EMT. I really don't know either way though.

    BTW, It was the person video taping whose mother was in the ambulance.

  2. #72
    Banned
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Whitewater, CO
    Last Seen
    04-05-16 @ 06:04 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    8,260
    Blog Entries
    1

    Attorney defends trooper in Okla. ambulance stop

    Attorney defends trooper in Okla. ambulance stop



    by SEAN MURPHY, Associated Press Writer Sean Murphy, Associated Press Writer Mon Jun 15, 10:02 pm ET

    OKLAHOMA CITY Bothered that an ambulance driver failed to yield to him as he raced to provide backup on a call and angered further when he thought the driver flipped him an obscene gesture state Trooper Daniel Martin decided to stop the ambulance and give the driver a piece of his mind.


    What Martin didn't know then, his lawyer said Monday, was that there was a patient in the back of the ambulance. "He's not this ogre, this depriver of people's rights," the trooper's attorney, Gary James, said. "He's a good man."


    Link:Attorney defends trooper in Okla. ambulance stop - Yahoo! News


    OPINIONS?

    I think the officer over-reacted and stopped an the ambulance just because he could.

    The proper way to handle this would have been for the officer to call the ambulance company and file a formal complaint.

    Instead, the officer chose to stop the ambulance and assault the veteran paramedic who was caring for the patient.

    I just don't buy that the officer didn't realize there was a patient in the ambulance AFTER he was informed of this buy the paramedic who was caring for the patient.

    Clearly, the officer should have known better than to stop an ambulance. He should be placed on an unpaid 3 week suspension for his actions.


  3. #73
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Canada
    Last Seen
    12-26-10 @ 06:57 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    8,083

    Re: Attorney defends trooper in Okla. ambulance stop

    There's already a thread on this with a thorough debate.

  4. #74
    Banned
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Last Seen
    11-01-09 @ 01:19 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    829

    Re: Attorney defends trooper in Okla. ambulance stop

    You can never have enough threads for me to use words like "pigs" and "jackbooted thugs".

  5. #75
    Passionate
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Last Seen
    03-07-11 @ 04:35 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    15,675

    Re: Attorney defends trooper in Okla. ambulance stop

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    There's already a thread on this with a thorough debate.
    Where's the thread?

    Vader, I agree with you. I watched the footage. As soon as the paramedic told him they had a patient in the back, the trooper should have retracted and let the ambulance go. Frankly, this trooper's anger is over the top. It's one thing if he was dealing with some regular car/driver--but an ambulance? What are the chances that an ambulance is driving around just to drive around? This trooper has some serious anger issues. Threatening violence like a teenager? I hope this publicity and embarrassment will teach him a lesson.

  6. #76
    Sage
    PeteEU's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Denmark
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 07:36 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    29,089

    Re: Attorney defends trooper in Okla. ambulance stop

    The tropper should be charged with attempted manslaughter.
    PeteEU

  7. #77
    Guru
    DamnYankee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 01:44 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    3,998

    Re: Attorney defends trooper in Okla. ambulance stop

    Sounds like a classic case of failure to communicate.

  8. #78
    Sage
    UtahBill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Utah
    Last Seen
    12-03-17 @ 01:39 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    17,687

    Re: Attorney defends trooper in Okla. ambulance stop

    A few dozen sessions with a shrink and come anger management courses would do that officer a world of good.
    If he can't do his job without going near-postal, he needs to find another job.
    Paramedic might be good for him....
    Oracle of Utah
    Truth rings hollow in empty heads.

  9. #79
    Guru
    tlmorg02's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Louisville, Ky
    Last Seen
    07-23-15 @ 11:48 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Liberal
    Posts
    3,347

    Re: Attorney defends trooper in Okla. ambulance stop

    The cop should be fired for incompotence. There are enough ridiculous police incidents and bad cops to give all officers a bad name and to cause public distrust. Salaries and requirements need to be increased to prevent the recruitment of these idiots.

  10. #80
    Sage
    UtahBill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Utah
    Last Seen
    12-03-17 @ 01:39 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    17,687

    Re: Attorney defends trooper in Okla. ambulance stop

    this was in the news a few years back, a law enforcement agency didn't want to hire one guy because he "scored too high" on the exam. Their thinking was, he will get hired, trained, spend a few years on the job, then get bored and quit, or move on.
    I think the truth is more like the leadership currently in place is intimidated by those smarter than them....
    Oracle of Utah
    Truth rings hollow in empty heads.

Page 8 of 9 FirstFirst ... 6789 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •