posted on May, 29 2009 @ 10:11 AM
Before I add my comment, I'd like to point out the near black out by the different OK news websites, almost all of them only have 2-3 comments on
the story if any and some aren't even posting the story anymore. This alone tells me all I need to know about mainstream news, their employees, and
how miserably they have failed the public, their trade and themselves by marginalizing this story or making it appear that there really isn't
hundreds if not thousands of people trying to sound off their outrage.
Incredulous!!!!!!! I have been a Paramedic for over 20 years. I have to say that I’m sick to my stomach watching this. Not just sick because of what
the video shows, but because for years I was under the false assumption that we (EMS, Fire, Police) were all part of the same public safety system.
And for years I turned a blind eye to police getting a punch in here or there on people they were arresting, or throwing handcuffed suspects around
(in one instance breaking a homeless mans arm because he was sleeping in a park), and engaging in all different kinds of unethical and possibly
illegal activity. I feel nothing but shame for my complicity and for not speaking out for the ones we were supoosed to be helping. A few years ago I
began to wake up and see what was really going on and have noticed in my 20 years of dealing with these people that the intelligence level of the
average cop has gone down, the level of professionalism has dropped, there is no more protect and serve types. And for those who say “they’re not
all like this”, well when the good cops turn and look the other way or stay silent about wrong doings because they don’t want to be the snitch,
then they are just as bad as the offending officers. And when the prosecutors don’t press charges against officers for activity that any lay person
would be serving time for, then they are no better. And in this case, the DA is going to press charges against the Paramedic!?!?!?!? Absolute lunacy!
Paramedics need to protest this. And that POS DA should be out of a job. This is so insane that it makes me want to rip my teeth out. As for this
video, I wonder if the cop was just infuriated to have to come face to face with someone who IS a real hero, not just dressing up in a spiffy uniform
and posing. The Paramedics and EMT’s of this country dedicate their lives to helping people, and they save lives on a daily basis. More and more
cops only seem dedicated to disrupting lives and trying to see how many people will lick their boots and then call them Heroes. they have no interest
in helping anyone but themselves and their infantile ego’s. This video is making rounds across the countries EMS stations, eyes are open. We all
know what this is coming to, we all know what has to happen and what is probably going to happen. They are making their lists, are we? It may not be
too long before the word INCREDULOUS becomes a part of the cops vocabulary.