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BREAKING VIDEO: Protestors violently arrested demanding UofC provide trauma center on Chi's South

Occupy Chicago ‏@OccupyChicago

ICYMI: BREAKING VIDEO: Protestors violently arrested demanding #UofC provide trauma center on #Chicago's South side



Published on Jan 27, 2013

Protesters peacefully sat in at the UCMC's new "Center for Care and Discovery" requesting a meeting to discuss the lack of adult trauma ca re access for South Siders in the face of a $700 million dollar hospital expansion which is not primarily directed towards neighborhood health needs. University of Chicago police officers violently removed protesters from the premises.



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UaintNoRAPPER ‏@VeronicaBars_

I just wanted to be apart of a peaceful demonstration with some other youth and I was treated like a thug! #UofC #Police #Brutality
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Occupy Chicago ‏@OccupyChicago

Contact NLG. Search for video. RT @VeronicaBars_: I was just dragged and kicked out of a University of Chicago building by 5-6 #UofC police

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Occupy Chicago ‏@OccupyChicago

Rt @plussone: U Chicago Hospital Sit-In Top Story on @chicagotribune http://ow.ly/i/1qIZe | Article http://trib.in/14oiZp9

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RebelCapitalist ‏@RebelCapitalist

@MichelleObama Could you please tell us why University of Chicago Hospitals pulled out of Chicago's Trauma Networks?
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Occupy Chicago ‏@OccupyChicago

A trauma center might help....
#UofC RT @AP: 7 killed, 6 wounded by gun violence in #Chicago on Saturday alone:
http://apne.ws/WhqjjA -SS

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Reply BREAKING VIDEO: Protestors violently arrested demanding UofC provide trauma center on Chi's South (Original post)
Fire Walk With Me Jan 2013 OP
elleng Jan 2013 #1
Fire Walk With Me Jan 2013 #3
elleng Jan 2013 #4
Fire Walk With Me Jan 2013 #6
elleng Jan 2013 #7
Fire Walk With Me Jan 2013 #9
elleng Jan 2013 #10
2pooped2pop Jan 2013 #2
Fire Walk With Me Jan 2013 #5
Fire Walk With Me Jan 2013 #8
kas125 Jan 2013 #11

Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 06:37 PM

1. Oh shit. How can this be?

Staffed with specialists, Level 1 trauma centers provide emergency care around the clock to people pulled from the wreckage of automobile accidents, as well as the victims of shootings, stabbings and other traumatic injuries.

Trauma centers are a significant drain on hospitals’ finances. The U. of C. Medical Center closed its trauma center for adults in 1988, but it still provides trauma care for children at Comer Children’s Hospital.

At the time, the city was home to several hospitals capable of handling patients with the most serious injuries, including Michael Reese Hospital on the South Side. But Michael Reese shut its doors completely, and other hospitals subsequently decided to leave the network, creating a paucity of trauma centers for adults in some parts of the city.

U. of C. Medical Center officials have said establishing trauma center would come at the expense of other vital hospital programs.

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 06:48 PM

3. Privatisation.

 

Emmanuel Rahm used to work for Goldman Sachs. This summer, he closed multiple Chicago health and mental health clinics despite some nurses' offers to work for free to keep them open. Occupiers were removed. The Chicago teacher's union had to strike to get better conditions. The No NATO protesters were met with riot cops 15 deep and IIRC some are still in custody, being made an example of.

He's a rat bastard.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 06:53 PM

4. I understand that, as a matter of principle,

and he is a rat bastard, but U. Chicago hospitals have been private.

Can't believe there's no suitable facility there.
Used to live there, in Hyde Park; so did/does PrezO. This is intolerable!

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Response to elleng (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:48 PM

6. Oh, you know first-hand. Thanks. Yep, this is crap all the way around.. n/t

 

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:58 PM

7. Yes, but more like I 'knew,' been YEARS since I lived there.

Did go to ER once, at ?Billings/Michael Reese.

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Response to elleng (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 01:14 AM

9. Here's a little more on what Rahm is doing:

 

How one Rahm-connected charter school chain got as much $$$ as the ENTIRE Chicago Public Schools

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022271038

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 01:17 AM

10. Saw that thread, Fire.

Damn.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 06:47 PM

2. what did the pepper sprayed college protesters get? About 50 grand each?

You would think the police would look for a little less violent answers after they keep losing law suits.

Keep the cameras rolling. It's our only hope.

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Response to 2pooped2pop (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:48 PM

5. I am also so done with our people being treated this way.

 

Out with the destructive, greedy systems; in with the creative and giving!

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:29 PM

8. Statement from the sit-in:

 

Occupy Chicago ‏@OccupyChicago

STATEMENT from #UofC Sit-In: http://bit.ly/112EAEU | 1st Release http://ow.ly/haCb5 | PHOTO http://ow.ly/i/1qK9y

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 10:53 PM

11. If the way they treated my a 15 year old son when he had surgery at University of Chicago Hospital

is typical, people are fortunate not to be able to go there for trauma treatment. That place is a freaking nightmare!!!

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