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Hassin Bin Sober Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:53 AM
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Nurse arrested on the job sues police
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 09:03 AM by Hassin Bin Sober

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=...
September 21, 2009 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- A nurse is suing the Chicago Police Department after her arrest at Illinois Masonic Hospital.
Lisa Hofstra was handcuffed when she did not give a DUI suspect a blood test.
Hofstra claims she told the arresting officer that the suspect would have to be a hospital patient first.

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Hofstra says she explained that it's hospital protocol to first register a person as a patient before conducting a medical procedure.That's when Hofstra says the officer became argumentative with both her and her supervisor. At one point, he had to be removed from the nurses station by security but he came back.
"He snucked up behind me grabbed my arms


Another Victim of contempt of cop.

Unless pigs are held PERSONALLY responsible for these bullshit arrests, they'll keep throwing cuffs on people at will. The pig should be brought up on federal civil rights charges and lose his personal wealth in civil court.
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ThatsMyBarack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:55 AM
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1. Isn't handcuffing at will....
....how they are filling up Dick Cheney's Profit Prison$?
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Sgent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:56 AM
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2. Link Please
nm
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Hepburn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:59 AM
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3. This is a link to one article on the incident...
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 09:01 AM by Hepburn
...http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/1782491,nurse-lawsui...

Video and still pics at the link.

Edit for typo
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Hassin Bin Sober Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:05 AM
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7. Thanks for takin' up my slack! LOL
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Hepburn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:02 AM
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17. No problem....
...you posted a very interesting story and just forgot a link. Found one on Google News and thought it to be very interesting. Thanks for posting on it to begin with.

:hi:

BTW: Here is a pic of the cop perp walking the nurse:

http://media1.suntimes.com/multimedia/092109nurse_cst_f...
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sailor65 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:00 AM
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4. +1
This thread is worthless without a link
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Hepburn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:02 AM
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5. The article I found, IMO, is very interesting on the comments from the nurse.
She said the video shows the offfice outside the car where she was cuffed standing there smiling.

And...she was running triage at this time and there were persons in the ER with bad injuries.

What this cop did mega sucks ~~ even for a cop.
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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:12 AM
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9. Reminds me of the incident with the police and the ambulance
Threatening to arrest the paramedics, etc.
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Hepburn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:56 AM
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16. My son drove ambulance after his service in the Navy...
...and one day when he and the crew were on a break, he got a call from his dispatcher that his grandmother, my mother, was having difficulty breathing. Since they were on a break, the company he worked for OK'd it that he and the crew went immediately to her residence for a wellness check. My mother lived in one of those gated communities in the SoCal desert and there was a guard at the gate. The guard told my son and the crew ~~ while they are at the gate in an ambulance and requesting entry to check on someone ~~ that the resident had not alerted the gate that an ambulance was due to her residence.

Well, my son said, "Fuck you..." to the guard and opened the gate with the mechanism that all emergency vehicles have with a universal code to open gates in an emergency. The dumbass guard called the Sheriff's Dept and tried to have the ambulance crew arrested.

Holy shit...if anyone thinks real cops are a pain in the ass, rent-a-cops make them look brilliant. The end result was that the HOA had the dumb ass guard fired because of his poor judgment.

BTW: My son and his crew gave his grandmother a breathing treatment and took her vitals, talked to her MD and after his shift, my son return and used the remote in his car to open the gate, picked up his grandmother and took her to her doctor. All ended well.
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TrogL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:30 PM
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20. You have to remember the qualifications to be a security guard
:sarcasm:

  • Grade 6 education
  • simplistic, rule-based thinking
  • authoritarian mindset
  • ability to sleep on your feet

    :sarcasm:

    My ex-wife works as one.
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    Ignis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:23 PM
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    23. Wow, that's incredible.
    I suppose the silver lining to the story is that the deputies responding were smarter than the rent-a-cop, and your son wasn't arrested. Small comfort, though.
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    whistler162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 07:27 AM
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    28. So the Security guard was fired for actually trying to do his job
    of verifying that the ambulance and crew where legit!
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    Ignis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:02 PM
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    29. Don't you think he might have let the ambulance through...
    And called the cops for backup? Couldn't he do identity verification while the paramedics were working on the person in need? It's not like he's guarding a bank vault, just a gated community.

    Unless, of course, securing property trumps human lives. :shrug:
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    Hassin Bin Sober Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:03 AM
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    6. Ooops. Sorry about that. Edited.
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    Swagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:09 AM
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    8. plain weird..cop gone power mad
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    Cali_Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 01:12 PM
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    33. Nothing weird about it
    Very common actually.
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    derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:14 AM
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    10. I'd love to visit Chicago for the food and local culture...
    ...but I'm glad I don't live there. I've heard of too many Chicago cops who think they can do whatever they want.
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    Kievan Rus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:11 PM
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    31. Does 1968 ring any bells?
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    Echo In Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:19 AM
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    11. "He snucked up behind me grabbed my arms"
    Fucked
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    izzybeans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:30 AM
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    12. Chicago needs to disband its police force and start over.
    Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 09:30 AM by izzybeans
    Thugs the lot of 'em.
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    Gidney N Cloyd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:43 AM
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    13. It's a mess. And the 'burbs are just as bad in their own way.
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    TorchTheWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:47 AM
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    14. I'm really puzzled as to why the hospital isn't backing her up
    I suppose I can see why they aren't involved in the suit but why no comment from them? It's their employee and they're just hanging her out to dry? How is it that the hospital has nothing to say about one of their employees being falsely arrested while on duty on their premesis and basically held hostage until the demands of the police were met? This endangered the care of ER patients and they not only don't back her up they don't have any comment at all. WTF??? And while it may have been the one officer who made the arrest, there were a whole bunch of other ones that were involved.

    This is wack.

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    glitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:20 AM
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    18. Hopefully they are preparing their own case.
    Since the police affected their ER and potentially their patients (will all the potential legal issues THAT involves) they have cause too...
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    DearAbby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:38 PM
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    21. Wondering that myself.
    well said. Great question.
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    liberalhistorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:48 PM
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    22. They may be backing her up behind the scenes, but
    legally unable to comment until the trial, if there even is one (I'd suggest the police dept. settle beforehand, which they may very well do).
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    Festivito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:47 AM
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    15. We need a police department to protect us from the police department.
    Kind of like US needing representatives in order to lobby our representatives.
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    DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:17 PM
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    19. Please. I'm just happy he didn't tase her to death. n/t
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    Downtown Hound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:32 PM
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    24. And cops wonder why people hate 'em. n/t
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    uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 03:05 AM
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    25. k&r for wtf? Glad she didn't fight and hoping she sues the pants off them
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    The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 06:46 AM
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    26. kick (nt)
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    JeanGrey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 07:03 AM
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    27. Another stupid cop. Is there no end to them?
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    Kievan Rus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:09 PM
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    30. The cop theme song: A*****e by Denis Leary
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    lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:14 PM
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    32. This is as it should be.



    The only uniform that fascist clown should be wearing is McDonald's.


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