Wed Jun 6, 2012, 11:44 AM
AnotherMcIntosh (11,064 posts)
Kids watch cops Tase 8-month pregnant mom re parking dispute; MSM says no harm was caused to fetus
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(The Chicago Tribune, after providing initial details summarized below, modified the text of the story and replaced the origional photo with a utube video. The following is based upon the first report.)
While her 9-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter were in the back seat of her vehicle, and reportedly crying according to the mother's sister, the police stopped a dispute over a parking ticket issued to the mother for parking in a handicap zone by zapping her.
In contrast to the position taken by the police, the mother's sister said that the mother is not combative and wants the video surveillance tapes of a nearby store to be examined.
The police justified their zapping of the obvious pregnant mother by saying that they were close enough to observe that she tore up a parking ticket and threw it at an officer, but not close enough to observe that she was pregnant.
When the father of her unborn child sought to intervene, the police used sufficient violence to dislocate one of his elbows.
Although the Chicago Tribune did not explain how a nurse or anyone would have the knowledge to know that the tasing did not cause any harm to the fetus, it reported "a nursing supervisor said the baby appeared to be unharmed." The Tribune did not otherwise explain why they reported that the fetus appeared to be unharmed and why they believed that a nurse would have such knowledge.
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Wed Jun 6, 2012, 12:23 PM
zbdent (35,392 posts)
1. "a nursing supervisor said the baby appeared to be unharmed."
hmm ... and when you consider that there are laws about "harming a fetus", or causing the death of an unborn child (not tied to abortion) ...
I wonder how honest that "nursing supervisor" was in the report which probably covered those overly enthusiastic cops' asses ...
I'm sorry, "lone wolves" ... "bad apples" ... etc.