CMPD Officers stood by and watched 30-year-old Antoinette Baker bleed out after a bar fight at Hartigan's in Uptown Charlotte?
That is what FOX Charlotte says:
Cedar's Take: The facts are pretty loose at this time, so it is hard to fault CMPD Officers for not doing anything. However a CMPD Officer preventing a first responder from rendering assistance is something Cedar Posts has encountered first hand in the past.
Note to Ms. Duncan as an RN you out rank the CMPD Officer. You should have stood your ground and you should have taken action. I sense a lawsuit on this one if the facts check out. "We don't have the proper equipment" is BS, and Rob Tufano is uninformed as well. CPR no longer requires face masks since the method has been updated to just chest compressions.
How to save a life in two steps. Stop or at least slow the blood loss. If the victim is not breathing or her heart has stopped chest compressions might just do the trick.
Standing around with your hands in your pockets is not acceptable. Neither is stopping a nurse from rendering assistance.
Reality check: African American Female bleeding extensively = probable drug user, and high Hepatitis/Aids risk. I would rather wait for the EMT's too.
CMPD needs some education on this matter.
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The ACC Football Championship Summed Up in 140 Characters - Clemson-Cavalierly Eagled Hokies in a Hurricane like Devils+Demons stung by Yellow Jackets Wolfing a Terrapin w/Seminoles on their Heels.
Raligh's News and Observer Columnist says Ban TASERS - "When it comes to protecting the public, I want all cops to have any tools they need - except the stun gun, which for most law enforcement agencies is a Taser."
The News and Observer's Rick Martinez who is also New Director at WPTF an AM News/Talk Radio Station in Raleigh, goes on to say "Stun guns are billed as nonlethal force alternatives, but they're not. I've found three cases this year in which stun guns have contributed significantly to the deaths of three North Carolina citizens.
Based on news reports of the past year or so, I sense an increased reliance on Tasers, and I think it's because they're relatively easy to use.
I suspect that's what happened last week in Scotland Neck when 61-year-old Roger Anthony died after being stun-gunned. Anthony reportedly failed to stop pedaling his bike when a newly minted police officer ordered him to do so.
The shock rendered Anthony brain dead, and he died shortly after being taken off life support at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Scotland Neck Police Chief Joe Williams said his officer fired his Taser when Anthony appeared to put something in his mouth. Family members have described Anthony as a sickly man who suffered seizures, and that Anthony was hard of hearing and may not have heard the officer's orders.
Scotland Neck Mayor James Mills said Anthony could never be considered a threat, and he wouldn't be surprised to see a lawsuit over the case.
Charlote Police Chief Rodney Monroe ordered a review of the tasers and officer training after the July death of 20-year-old Lareko Williams, who was shocked by a Charlotte police officer. Ironically, Williams's death came days after Taser International was ordered by a federal court jury to pay the family of Darryl Turner $9.2 million.
Turner, then 17, died after he was shocked by a Charlotte police officer during a disturbance at a Charlotte grocery store in 2008. Taser officials told me they will work to overturn the Turner judgment. The City of Charlotte paid the Turner family $625,000 in 2009, although it did not admit guilt in the case.
Fayetteville's police chief also ordered a safety review in August after Michael Evans, 56, died when he was shocked by the same Taser model used on Williams. An autopsy found Evans died from a lethal dose of cocaine, but that the Taser shock contributed to his death.
I applaud the police chiefs for their safety concerns, but it shouldn't take another Taser death to demonstrate that stun guns should be shelved for good."
The entire editorial is here.
CMPD's Gina Cook Still in the News - Not the Main Street Media just the inside news. Cook who according to CMPD Rob Tufano is still on the CMPD payroll at 60k a year, has had a pretty big year when it comes to Domestic Violence. Since CMPD is trying to keep a lid on the K-9 Officer's actions its hard to tell fact from rumor but at least once since her incident last summer Gaston Count and SHP have encountered Ms. Cook's crazy behavior.
One could only hope that Charlotte's Civil Service Board meets this week to send her packing once and for all.
BCS will be LSU vs Alabama - Yawn..... and Rick Reilly sums it up as "The first LSU-Alabama game was more boring than Tim Tebow's porn stash. To play another one will be like remaking "J. Edgar" or attending a goiter convention."
But that's not why there should be no Dullapalooza II on Jan. 9 in the Superdome. There shouldn't be one because it makes the BCS honchos liars. This is their Twitter handle: @EveryGameCounts. But how can every game count if it doesn't matter who won the first one? The rest of Reilly's rant is here.