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Cid_B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-24-10 11:46 AM
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88. This is stupid...
He reported to her supervisor a direct threat against his person. I'm glad he did and I would do the same. Even if she didn't take it out on him personally she obviously has too little emotional control. The threat implies that she is capable of denying care to anyone (maybe another officer or any member of the public who has earned her ire).

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  -Nurse fired for comment to cop during traffic stop cowcommander  Sep-24-10 01:23 AM   #0 
  - But coppers can do no wrong.  Dawson Leery   Sep-24-10 01:24 AM   #1 
  - Why can't people here stay on the message...  HardWorkingDem   Sep-24-10 02:09 AM   #11 
     - I think it was not diluting it at all  KansasVoter   Sep-24-10 10:14 AM   #69 
        - Ad hominem argument....  HardWorkingDem   Sep-24-10 12:43 PM   #96 
           - Sorry to butt in, but where's the ad hominem?  Ignis   Sep-24-10 01:24 PM   #99 
              - The nurse acted like a jerk, so people here...  HardWorkingDem   Sep-24-10 02:20 PM   #107 
                 - Ah. I think you're slightly misapplying that fallacy here.  Ignis   Sep-24-10 02:34 PM   #116 
  - Hmm. I guess it's not ok to be upset in public.  HuckleB   Sep-24-10 01:27 AM   #2 
  - Seems to me that she could have spoken her anger some other way...  CaliforniaPeggy   Sep-24-10 01:38 AM   #3 
  - I think it was more the way she said it.  Ozymanithrax   Sep-24-10 01:43 AM   #4 
  - Prove the statement was a threat. Because that statement is ambiguous.  w4rma   Sep-24-10 01:49 AM   #5 
  - Thank you!  Suich   Sep-24-10 01:54 AM   #6 
  - What was her point in saying it? That she wouldn't fluff his pillow?  GodlessBiker   Sep-24-10 02:02 AM   #7 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-24-10 02:20 AM   #17 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-24-10 02:40 AM   #20 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-24-10 03:45 AM   #27 
  - It was ambiguous because she COULD have meant  Lyric   Sep-24-10 10:16 AM   #72 
  - I was stopped once trying to get to a hospice patient who was in an escalating pain crisis.  laughingliberal   Sep-24-10 10:32 AM   #80 
  - "saying she didn't want to have anything to do with him again. "  uppityperson   Sep-24-10 10:28 AM   #79 
  - Nurses do a lot more than simply "fluff pillows", and like medical providers,  Aristus   Sep-24-10 02:31 PM   #113 
     - She was not at work.  eilen   Sep-24-10 09:18 PM   #154 
  - An ambiguous threat is still a threat.  Ozymanithrax   Sep-24-10 02:06 AM   #9 
  - He was in a power trip; arrogance rules this officer.  FarPoint   Sep-24-10 07:02 AM   #49 
     - Wow, you know all that about this guy from what?  Ozymanithrax   Sep-24-10 10:32 AM   #82 
  - So let's see here....  HardWorkingDem   Sep-24-10 02:08 AM   #10 
  - yeah.. DUers are just cop haters  fascisthunter   Sep-24-10 02:23 PM   #109 
  - Look at it this way...but I doubt you will...  HardWorkingDem   Sep-25-10 12:25 AM   #159 
  - hey, i get accused of being a cop hater. you might have been one of them. and LOOKIE  seabeyond   Sep-24-10 02:32 PM   #114 
  - About as ambiguous as a brick to the head....  HardWorkingDem   Sep-24-10 02:10 AM   #12 
  - You'd think it was real ambiguous if the cop made it to you.  jobycom   Sep-24-10 02:20 AM   #16 
  - "I hope you are never..." is an expression of dislike.  TheMadMonk   Sep-24-10 03:49 AM   #28 
  - Yep, the cop abused his power.  blueamy66   Sep-24-10 05:36 AM   #33 
  - I hope you are never my dry cleaner.  Tunkamerica   Sep-24-10 02:31 AM   #19 
  - 1) No. 2)Yes. 3) Yes. 4) Maybe  msanthrope   Sep-24-10 10:11 AM   #65 
  - That's just your read on it. Without hearing it being said the tone  Tunkamerica   Sep-24-10 02:15 PM   #103 
  - I can't believe this is DU  eilen   Sep-24-10 09:30 PM   #155 
     - sheis not indicative of the whole professin, nor a representitive of whole profession  seabeyond   Sep-24-10 09:53 PM   #156 
     - I guess it could have been worse/better  eilen   Sep-25-10 09:58 AM   #164 
        - eilen, the woman did wrong. nt  seabeyond   Sep-25-10 10:00 AM   #165 
     - I'm wondering why you responded to my post with this...  Tunkamerica   Sep-25-10 06:45 AM   #160 
        - I was commiserating. Not arguing :-) nt  eilen   Sep-25-10 09:54 AM   #162 
  - I do not sense she was actually threatening the armed Officer.  FarPoint   Sep-24-10 06:18 AM   #37 
  - ah, he didnt fire her. he complained. yet he is too far outside the box. she? just stressed  seabeyond   Sep-24-10 06:59 AM   #46 
  - yeah... her tone almost gave him a heart attack  fascisthunter   Sep-24-10 02:21 PM   #108 
  - How could it be a serious threat? Odds are he'll never be her  treestar   Sep-24-10 03:39 PM   #128 
  - From the article  eilen   Sep-24-10 04:17 PM   #133 
     - well, i am sorry you miss the HUGE trust issue patients give to medical care  seabeyond   Sep-24-10 05:20 PM   #142 
  - Let's play a little flip flop here and see how this would fly...  HardWorkingDem   Sep-24-10 02:04 AM   #8 
  - But dude, cops, you know?  jobycom   Sep-24-10 02:15 AM   #15 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Sep-24-10 02:23 AM   #18 
  - actually a more accurate analogy would be...  northernlights   Sep-24-10 05:50 PM   #150 
  - The cop was jealous that someone else got to make a threat.  Radical Activist   Sep-24-10 02:10 AM   #13 
  - Yup, so he got to take it out on her  ThomCat   Sep-24-10 10:02 PM   #157 
  - Hope they take her license, too.  jobycom   Sep-24-10 02:14 AM   #14 
  - +1  ingac70   Sep-24-10 05:27 AM   #31 
  - I would not want this person with vulnerable populations, at the least. n/t  msanthrope   Sep-24-10 10:12 AM   #66 
  - Exactly..  Cid_B   Sep-24-10 11:44 AM   #86 
  - The only relevant difference you see, is merely in degrees. ..  LanternWaste   Sep-24-10 01:22 PM   #98 
  - No, the difference between smoking a joint and threatening a life is pretty extreme  jobycom   Sep-24-10 02:16 PM   # 
     - Except that isn't what she did. She said she'd rather not have to care for him professionally  uppityperson   Sep-24-10 04:27 PM   #135 
  - A nurse who implies they'd rather not have an asshole under their care  uppityperson   Sep-24-10 04:25 PM   #134 
  - She wasn't happy because she was stopped for speeding. How dare  Obamanaut   Sep-24-10 02:49 AM   #21 
  - A threat is a threat, and highly unprofessional, although...  TreasonousBastard   Sep-24-10 02:50 AM   #22 
  - How can that be taken as a threat?  bahrbearian   Sep-24-10 04:41 PM   #139 
     - I don't know if there's any code of ethics for nurses, but...  TreasonousBastard   Sep-24-10 08:59 PM   #153 
  - I don't know about fired, but she was definitely wrong  CreekDog   Sep-24-10 02:56 AM   #23 
  - with you on your whole post. i will also be the first to point a finger at cop abuse  seabeyond   Sep-24-10 06:30 AM   #40 
  - Fire the cop and reinstate the nurse.  DeltaLitProf   Sep-24-10 03:17 AM   #24 
  - huh  datan   Sep-24-10 03:33 AM   #25 
  - Get real....  FarPoint   Sep-24-10 07:00 AM   #47 
     - if it is an inadequate officer, then it certainly, obviously is the same for the nurse  seabeyond   Sep-24-10 07:02 AM   #50 
     - +1 n/t  Amaril   Sep-24-10 09:42 AM   #62 
     - This is stupid...  Cid_B   Sep-24-10 11:46 AM   #88 
  - are you saying a man must take all and women can do all. that really isnt... equal.  seabeyond   Sep-24-10 06:31 AM   #41 
  - Yeah, his life was threatened. What kind of fucking coward gets upset about that?  jobycom   Sep-24-10 02:24 PM   #110 
  - because  datan   Sep-24-10 03:42 AM   #26 
  - Exactly. "I hope I never have to care for you" is how I read it also. Not a threat but not wanting  uppityperson   Sep-24-10 10:13 AM   #67 
  - Some hospitals have very strict methods of dealing with "problem" employees, which means  old mark   Sep-24-10 03:54 AM   #29 
  - No one dislikes cops as much as me....  ingac70   Sep-24-10 05:27 AM   #30 
  - I agree  ROFF   Sep-24-10 04:54 PM   #140 
  - How do we know he didn't stop her on her way to work?  eilen   Sep-24-10 05:32 AM   #32 
  - That's no excuse, and why she ended up losing her job.  TexasObserver   Sep-24-10 05:40 AM   #35 
  - You are dead wrong in your assertion  dgibby   Sep-24-10 08:57 AM   #52 
     - exactly. i had a nurse friend who worked ER tell me, those really hard to deal with, she used a  seabeyond   Sep-24-10 09:03 AM   #54 
     - I don't doubt that for real assholes  eilen   Sep-24-10 04:00 PM   #131 
        - thank you for the explanation. she is a friend. but it really made me look at her  seabeyond   Sep-24-10 05:18 PM   #141 
     - Maybe that is the case where you worked or when your worked  eilen   Sep-24-10 04:06 PM   #132 
  - She was way out of line. A reprimand was appropriate, not firing.  TexasObserver   Sep-24-10 05:37 AM   #34 
  - .......................  TheDebbieDee   Sep-24-10 05:40 AM   #36 
  - +1  ingac70   Sep-24-10 06:33 AM   #42 
  - I'm amazed that a policeman would consider that one of the deadly hazards of his job  lunatica   Sep-24-10 06:25 AM   #38 
  - i dont know. if i were in a high risk job that could get my ass in the hospital and i had someone  seabeyond   Sep-24-10 06:27 AM   #39 
  - She probably didn't mean much by it but how fucking stupid and unprofessional.  Hosnon   Sep-24-10 06:35 AM   #43 
  - Doesn't exactly convey the caring attitude I would hope for...  Scuba   Sep-24-10 06:55 AM   #44 
  - It was common knowledge at our county hospital  rainbow4321   Sep-24-10 06:56 AM   #45 
  - well, that is just too bad the a medical profession would take advantage of that unbalanced  seabeyond   Sep-24-10 07:01 AM   #48 
  - Wow. So nurses could drive at 100mph without fear of getting a ticket  Nye Bevan   Sep-24-10 09:02 AM   #53 
     - Nothing to do with fear of retaliation  rainbow4321   Sep-24-10 07:35 PM   #151 
  - WTF?  Hepburn   Sep-24-10 08:37 AM   #51 
  - are you sure she was not serious? are you so sure, when vulnerable and incapable  seabeyond   Sep-24-10 09:05 AM   #55 
  - It is very possible that her comments were found to violate a section of professionalism  wmbrew0206   Sep-24-10 09:06 AM   #56 
  - "Leverington claims that during the stop, Peters was rude and that his attitude prompted her comment  Urban Prairie   Sep-24-10 09:20 AM   #57 
  - doesnt matter. she still has ownership for what SHE said. nt  seabeyond   Sep-24-10 09:21 AM   #58 
     - Yeah...she should have kept her mouth shut  Urban Prairie   Sep-24-10 10:01 AM   #63 
  - I'm a retired RN,  dgibby   Sep-24-10 09:25 AM   #59 
  - How many complaints about Cops get them fired? LOL.  KansasVoter   Sep-24-10 10:16 AM   #73 
  - I don't know the number,  dgibby   Sep-24-10 10:32 AM   #81 
     - Your dad sounds like a great man! .............  KansasVoter   Sep-24-10 11:39 AM   #85 
        - Thanks!  dgibby   Sep-24-10 11:53 AM   #91 
           - Neat story! I am sure you miss him every day!  KansasVoter   Sep-24-10 03:50 PM   #130 
  - Why do you say his chances of being her pt are "higher than average"?  uppityperson   Sep-24-10 10:23 AM   #78 
  - I was refering to the dangers associated with his job,  dgibby   Sep-24-10 10:36 AM   #84 
     - This is where I make a joke about doughnut consumption and the likelihood of cardiac care  mitchum   Sep-24-10 02:20 PM   #105 
  - A very sound analysis.  TexasObserver   Sep-24-10 05:22 PM   #144 
  - I don't miss Colorado Springs  killbotfactory   Sep-24-10 09:25 AM   #60 
  - There's no excuse to saying something like that. That's totally out of line. I wonder if she has a  Brickbat   Sep-24-10 09:28 AM   #61 
  - I was guessing that, too. She may have a history of trouble making for her employer.  Honeycombe8   Sep-24-10 10:15 AM   #71 
  - "I hope you are not ever my patient," could also mean...  madmom   Sep-24-10 10:10 AM   #64 
  - If she actually had said  Urban Prairie   Sep-24-10 10:15 AM   #70 
  - Exactly. thank you  uppityperson   Sep-24-10 10:20 AM   #76 
  - She shouldn't have made that comment. Out of line. But for the officer to report it?  Honeycombe8   Sep-24-10 10:13 AM   #68 
  - How many complaints about COPS them them fired? Almost none. Cops.....  KansasVoter   Sep-24-10 10:17 AM   #74 
  - As a nurse, good grief people. Get a grip. I've had lots of patients I didn't like, but treated  uppityperson   Sep-24-10 10:19 AM   #75 
  - Let's say the situation was reversed and the nurse was caring for the cop  bighart   Sep-24-10 10:21 AM   #77 
  - Well that depends on what rude behavior by the nurse would constitute  Urban Prairie   Sep-24-10 10:33 AM   #83 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-24-10 11:44 AM   #87 
  - are you suggesting that he should have used one of those on the nurse?  frylock   Sep-24-10 12:04 PM   #94 
  - Another dumbass who doesn't understand how Free Speech works  NeedleCast   Sep-24-10 11:46 AM   #89 
  - Assholes all around on this one  Canuckistanian   Sep-24-10 11:51 AM   #90 
  - The whole concept here of her 'right to free speech' being  COLGATE4   Sep-24-10 11:53 AM   #92 
  - What a jerk.  asdjrocky   Sep-24-10 11:55 AM   #93 
  - I'm with the cop on this one - mostly.  MedicalAdmin   Sep-24-10 12:34 PM   #95 
  - I've hummed "Amazing Grace" while pretending to take a long time...  mitchum   Sep-24-10 12:48 PM   #97 
  - Wow, this is a first for me... but I'm going to side with the cop on this one  ecstatic   Sep-24-10 01:44 PM   #100 
  - Nothing like getting fired for shit you did while you weren't punched in.  Lucian   Sep-24-10 02:13 PM   #101 
  - Some jobs come with implicit codes of behavior  SoCalDem   Sep-24-10 02:29 PM   #112 
     - Of course she'd treat him, but she is well within her rights to have an opinion about him  uppityperson   Sep-24-10 04:32 PM   #137 
        - how can you say "of course she would". you dont know. the cop didnt know.  seabeyond   Sep-24-10 05:21 PM   #143 
           - I guess we are all judging her based on our opinions of ourselves and of nurses we know  uppityperson   Sep-24-10 05:26 PM   #145 
              - well, i am just a normal person, leading a normal life and if a nurse said that to me  seabeyond   Sep-24-10 05:33 PM   #147 
  - It used to be that no cop with an IQ over 50 would give a nurse  Curmudgeoness   Sep-24-10 02:14 PM   #102 
  - if they felt they would be treated well regardless they would not have the need to be sure not to  seabeyond   Sep-24-10 02:20 PM   #106 
  - I really think it is more of a respect issue for nurses than that they  Curmudgeoness   Sep-24-10 03:02 PM   #119 
  - That's a different and very cool take on it. nt  jobycom   Sep-24-10 02:27 PM   #111 
  - How would one "know" that the person stopped was a nurse?  SoCalDem   Sep-24-10 02:34 PM   #115 
  - Cop asks, where are you going. To work. Where is that.... nt  Curmudgeoness   Sep-24-10 03:00 PM   #118 
     - I've only gotten one ticket  SoCalDem   Sep-24-10 03:03 PM   #120 
        - you THANKED him. dont you see it a bit absurd, thanking a cop for a ticket... lol  seabeyond   Sep-24-10 03:05 PM   #122 
           - I'm a "she"..and I thanked him when he handed me back my license & registration  SoCalDem   Sep-24-10 03:06 PM   #123 
           - oh, socaldem, i know. sometimes, and especially getting older  seabeyond   Sep-24-10 03:33 PM   #126 
              - My son laughed at me when I told him...  SoCalDem   Sep-24-10 03:40 PM   #129 
           - I thanked the cop the one yime I was ticketed many years ago.  Codeine   Sep-24-10 05:31 PM   #146 
              - i hear ya... it is automatic. the polite thing we are conditioned with.  seabeyond   Sep-24-10 05:35 PM   #148 
  - +1000  rainbow4321   Sep-24-10 07:38 PM   #152 
  - Fired due to threat of physical harm. I support the cop 100% on this -  lynne   Sep-24-10 02:16 PM   #104 
  - Duaine?  lefty2000   Sep-24-10 02:46 PM   #117 
  - His Momma couldn't spell.. I knew a guy named Antweeon  SoCalDem   Sep-24-10 03:04 PM   #121 
  - That was pretty stupid on the nurse's part  Downtown Hound   Sep-24-10 03:23 PM   #124 
  - That's a veiled threat. Fuck her. -nt  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Sep-24-10 03:33 PM   #125 
  - How dumb to take that seriously  treestar   Sep-24-10 03:39 PM   #127 
  - Some police officers seem to enjoy abusing power in *every* way.  BlueIris   Sep-24-10 04:27 PM   #136 
  - Was that like  mstinamotorcity   Sep-24-10 04:36 PM   #138 
  - What is really bizarre is that the nurse works with animals in an animal hospital  Vinnie From Indy   Sep-24-10 05:36 PM   #149 
  - What a sissy. Did the piglet have his little feelings hurt?  liquid diamond   Sep-24-10 10:22 PM   #158 
  - Hers was unprofessional behavior. Nurses as well as doctors must put the patint first.  McCamy Taylor   Sep-25-10 07:02 AM   #161 
     - The cop's was unprofessional behavior. This cop falsly accused her because he didn't like her. (nt)  w4rma   Sep-25-10 09:56 AM   #163 
 

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