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Disneyland workers diagnosed with measles

Several employees at Disneyland have been diagnosed with measles, health officials confirmed Tuesday, as the total number of measles cases in the California-centered outbreak rose to 53.

The rapid spread of measles is what experts have feared. Health officials generally hope a measles outbreak can be contained within a manageable group of people and eventually extinguished by keeping the ill at home or in a hospital room until they recover, with the outbreak eventually being stopped by the broader community of vaccinated people.

But with vaccination rates falling off over the last several years, the virus appears to be spreading.


Young Handcuffed 'Thug' Saves Arresting Officers Life

A HANDCUFFED teenager is being hailed as a hero after he helped save the life of a police officer who was processing him.  Last September, Jamal Rutledge — a juvenile defendant — was arrested on charges of criminal mischief and burglary, according to NBC Miami. But as officer Franklin Foulks was booking Rutledge, the cop collapsed holding his chest in distress. Rutledge immediately began to kick the security fence and yell for help, the Fort Lauderdale Police Department said.

The FLPD said attending medical staff noted quick action by Rutledge and other cops saved Foulks’ life.

I especially love the poster's comments:

Of course a lot of people will say 'what else would he have done? theres a man dying in front of him'.

And to that I say... well he could have tackled the officers sister as she came running in concern for her brother and lock her in a police car feet away from her dying sibling all while refusing to administer aid...  

Or he could have ignored any signs of distress emanating the officer... perhaps pleas of 'I can't breathe'?

Blamed the officers condition on his diet and left it at that?


Video of incident and story about how the teen was subsequently formally honored for saving the officer's life:

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