Skip to comments.EMS Worker Tells Mom “We’re Agents of the State” During Home Inspection
Posted on 05/01/2014 5:47:20 PM PDT by Whenifhow
After a concerned mother called 911 fearing her son was choking, an EMS worker proceeded to conduct an inspection of her house on the premise that she homeschooled, telling the woman were agents of the state.
The moment your child is complaining that his stomach hurts, then points to his chest instead, and his face is turning red and hes coughing, so you call 911. Except, when EMS gets there they laugh at you and tell you if its asthma he wont be complaining about abdominal pain (except hes NOT because hes POINTING TO HIS CHEST!!!) Then the other asks, Why arent they in school? Then proceeds to LOOK AROUND YOUR HOUSE when you tell her you homeschool!!! Seriously, people, I am not making this up! I. Am. Livid.Krista Spinks Bordelon of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, called for an ambulance after her asthmatic son began complaining of chest pains and turning red in the face.
It was one of those should I call should I not call situations, wrote Bordelon on a private Facebook page for homsechool parents. They were super rude when they got there immediately telling me he was fine.
However, the situation became even worse when one of the EMS supervisors asked Bordelon why her son wasnt in school. When she replied that her son was homeschooled, the worker began conducting an inspection of Bordelons house, telling her were agents of the state.
I was told by their supervisor that they are now agents of the state, wrote Bordelon, adding, That is probably where it all stemmed from (apart from their rudeness and bad interactions with me and my son who is autistic.) But a report was definitely filed.
Bordelon summed up her feelings after the incident on her public Facebook page;
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In the Terry Gilliam movie “Brazil”, the late actor Bob Hoskins had a small role as an A/C repairman. He shows up when a citizen has an overheated apartment and it becomes a nightmare of bureaucracy. As an agent of the state, he can ruin lives. It’s a small piece within a wide-ranging film about the evils of modern, oppressive society, but very funny in a dark way.
Exactly right. Then and now.
I remember the movie and the scene like it was only yesterday ;) It was Robert DeNiro who played the repairman:
moral of the story:
assume anyone coming into your home is an agent of the state and will be looking for anything to use against you
DeNiro played the outlaw repairman who could actually fix things. Hoskins played one of the two official repairmen from Central Services, who could only intimidate the public and makes things worse:
You are right - I forgot about the official repairmen that made the huge mess in the first place. Thanks for getting me straight on this. I should watch the movie again, but it might depress me more than I already am with the way things are going.
Bob Hoskins, RIP ;)
Another good reason to keep a gun in the house — warrantless searches are illegal as well as unconstitutional.