Well, I am sick of seeing more and more of these videos. Not sick of the videos, per se', more being sick of the fact that this is even happening. According to where I got the video from, the site states the Ambulance was pulled over for speeding.
I thought ambulances were allowed to speed. I mean, cops can speed when they turn on their sirens, so what's the difference? They are all emergency services, last I checked. Lights and Siren ON=cars move out of the way because there is an emergency. That's how it is supposed to work.
I also find it interesting that the EMT that is the driver of the ambulance is WHITE. Notice his partner is BLACK (Name is White)? The black partner is attending to the patient in the back of the vehicle, and has NOTHING to do with driving. From where HE is sitting, he CANNOT even see the road. In fact, I White said he saw the Oklahoma State Troopers flashing their lights, and informed the driver before the driver even noticed. Either way, they attempt to arrest the BLACK EMT. At worst, he may have given the State Troopers some choice words from within the ambulance in the back for having stopped a vehicle on the way to the hospital.
EMT's are SWORN by oath and by consequences of LAW to do whatever it taked to protect a patient. I think telling a cop to fuck off and deal with it later is fair. The STATE TROOPERS had no RIGHT in pullinf over an ambulance.
So...I want you to ponder this. How far away from where the ambulance was forced to stop, was the hospital? Was it so far that the State Troopers could not have waited for the ambulance to Drop off the patient, then harass the EMT's after the REAL VICTIM, the patient, is safely turned over to the receiving hospital?
Apparently not. And apprently, if you are dying, it's ok for the ambulance to be pulled over for speeding. I bet if there was a bleeding Oklahoma State Trooper in back, those cops would be escorting the "Speeding Ambulance" instead of abusing their authority over others.
Here is the rear EMT's Statement of the Incident.
"As my partner was pulling onto the shoulder, the cruiser came alongside our unit and gestured for my driver to pull over," White says. "When the officer came to a complete stop behind the ambulance, I noticed a woman in the front seat. Based on the officer's erratic driving behavior, I thought that the woman in the front seat of the cruiser was in need of immediate medical attention; hence I exited the rear of the ambulance in order to assess the situation."
White says the officer was in a rage when he approached them and yelled "get your a-- back here! I am giving you a ticket for failure to yield." White says he told the trooper they had a patient in the ambulance and that they were on their way to the hospital.
"He ignored my statement, became even more belligerent, and demanded my partner come to his patrol car so he could write him a ticket," White says. "I calmly told the officer that we were transporting a patient and we could continue this at the hospital."
White says the trooper then approached him and shouted "you are under arrest for obstructing a police officer" and grabbed his arm to handcuff him. A brief struggle followed, at which point the trooper grabbed White by the throat. The cell phone captured this incident on video.
BULLSHIT. I especially like how the offending State Troopers did not even follow through and go to the hospital, becuase they were so embarrassed of the mess they made.
White says the trooper later told him they could continue on to the hospital, but that he would be under arrest once they got there. White was never arrested, but says troopers told him he should be prepared to turn himself in if a warrant was issued.
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