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Newlywed couple: Officer blocked us from ER during bride's stroke
WRCB-TV ^ | 2010.06.19 | Callie Starnes & WRCB Staff

Posted on 06/20/2010 12:23:49 AM PDT by B-Chan

A patient, believed to be having a stroke, says an officer with the Chattanooga Police Department blocked her husband from taking her to the emergency room at Erlanger Wednesday night.

Aline Wright is a cancer survivor, amputee and a newlywed. Wednesday night she began to show signs she was having a stroke.

"I started feeling some left arm numbness and a facial droop," said Aline.

"It appeared to me that I was probably having a stroke."

That's when her husband of four days, Jesse Wright, put her in the car and rushed her to the Erlanger Medical Center. Wright knows an emergency. He is a nurse technician at Erlanger.

On the way to the hospital, Aline says Jesse treated two red lights like stop signs. He would stop and then proceed if no traffic was coming. After Jesse ran the second stop light one block from Erlanger, the officer turned on the cruiser's blue lights and followed the couple into the emergency room parking lot.

"At that point we figured because we were so close to Erlanger emergency department that the police would be aware that's where we were going," said Aline.

According to Aline, the officer caught up with the couple as they were attempting to enter the emergency room at Erlanger Medical Center. Aline says her husband was carrying her in his arms because she could not walk. According to Aline, the officer blocked the entrance and demanded answers for running the red lights.

"He picks me up in his arms and the officer continues to block the way into the emergency room," said Aline.

"He's standing between Jesse and I, and the emergency room doors."

Aline says eventually the officer allowed them to enter the hospital, but says he didn't stop there.

Aline tells Channel 3 Eyewitness News that once the couple was placed in a hospital room, the officer attempted to enter their room to arrest Jesse for evading the police.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: badcopnodonut; bullies; cops; donutwatch; jackbootedthugs; jbt; jbts; lping; pigs; policestate; redlights; scumwithbadges; streetganginblue; stroke
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1 posted on 06/20/2010 12:23:49 AM PDT by B-Chan
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To: B-Chan

Is there any common sense left in this country?


2 posted on 06/20/2010 12:25:47 AM PDT by Islaminaction
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To: bamahead

Donut watch!


3 posted on 06/20/2010 12:33:26 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: B-Chan

Any identity to go with this “officer”?


4 posted on 06/20/2010 12:35:59 AM PDT by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: B-Chan

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5 posted on 06/20/2010 2:21:01 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)
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To: Jim Robinson

It works!


6 posted on 06/20/2010 2:21:50 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Jim Robinson

You PASSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


7 posted on 06/20/2010 2:22:33 PM PDT by pollywog ("Under His Wings".........Psalm 91:4)
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To: Jim Robinson

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8 posted on 06/20/2010 2:22:43 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: B-Chan

Another good reason for concealed carry...


9 posted on 06/20/2010 2:23:50 PM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: B-Chan

JBT’s


10 posted on 06/20/2010 2:24:18 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: B-Chan

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11 posted on 06/20/2010 2:25:08 PM PDT by calex59
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To: calex59

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12 posted on 06/20/2010 2:26:52 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod
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To: B-Chan

I think the cop was wrong to stop them from going into the emergency room.

I also think the husband was dumb not to call 911 and have an ambulance, probably with two paramedics, take the wife to the hospital.

Ambulances are emergency vehicles that can legally go thru red lights - and paramedics can give immediate aide en route to the hospital.

It is an emergency? Call an ambulance!


13 posted on 06/20/2010 2:28:36 PM PDT by Gigantor (Freedom carries with it responsibility. Too many want freedom FROM responsibility...)
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To: Hardraade

Bet he voted for Obama.


14 posted on 06/20/2010 2:33:52 PM PDT by Mark was here (Fighting for freedom is never easy, especially when your enemies are merely fighting for free stuff.)
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To: Gigantor

Well- the husband IS a paramedic! There is nothing a paramedic can do to stop a stroke from happening. It was probably faster for him to drive to the hospital than to wait for an ambulance—or so he thought.


15 posted on 06/20/2010 2:34:11 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Alas Babylon!
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16 posted on 06/20/2010 2:35:35 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: B-Chan
It's nothing new. 27 years ago this August on the way to deliver my first child. 3 AM, 4 lane road with no traffic, speed limit was 25 and my husband was doing 35. Policeman followed us up to the emergency entrance and tried to ask us questions about why we were speeding.

My husband has never had much patience for stupidity, finally looks at the guy while I'm getting into a wheel chair and tells him to either write him a ticket or get the hell out of the way.

He got out of the way.

And by the way, just because it is the first child doesn't mean you have forever to get the hospital. I found out- I have my babies quick. Lol

17 posted on 06/20/2010 2:36:02 PM PDT by republicangel
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To: bamahead

“I’m going to paralyze or kill your wife, but you WILL pay this traffic ticket ping”


18 posted on 06/20/2010 2:37:28 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: calex59; B-Chan; Eaker; humblegunner
I smell a Demrat in the wood pile!

There's been an unusually high "Blog-Pimp" count lately...

19 posted on 06/20/2010 2:38:08 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others.)
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To: Gigantor

You are shameless for trying to rationalize this obvious bureaucratic buffoonery.


20 posted on 06/20/2010 2:38:57 PM PDT by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: republicangel

In Marianna, Arkansas, years ago, lived a man named “Doc Flowers”. He was the coroner. He also droved an ambulance. My uncle told me one time he was rushing a heart attack victim to the hospital in Memphis and ran some red lights. A cop followed them inside and, not knowing which person was driving, grabbed the heart attack victim by the arm and swung him around. Doc Flowers decked the cop. No charges were filed.


21 posted on 06/20/2010 2:40:39 PM PDT by Terry Mross (I weep as America gasps for breath.)
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To: B-Chan

Betcha they had shaved heads. Not that I’m sayn...
Seriously, I understand how tough it is on the job. I am in the fire service, fire police. I stand out on the freeway and try to get you to slow down or detour and you yell and curse to me that “I GOTTA GO THAT WAY!!!!” t
when there is 4” all over the road and engines and trucks blocking every square inch of the road..then you speed up to go around my barricades!
It’s just that some of the guys on the job take their power a little too far. God keep them safe but give SOME a little more sense.


22 posted on 06/20/2010 2:42:15 PM PDT by Shady (No more LAWS based on LIES!!!!)
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To: COBOL2Java

Looks like FreeRepublic was the beta test for that Internet kill switch!


23 posted on 06/20/2010 2:44:31 PM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: calex59

I could not get on for a hr or so... Is big brother throwing trial balloons?


24 posted on 06/20/2010 2:57:43 PM PDT by crazydad
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To: B-Chan

Total A$$hat


25 posted on 06/20/2010 2:58:16 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Liberals are educated above their level of intelligence.. Thanks Sr. Angelica)
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To: Gigantor

A. The paramedics in the ambulance aren’t going to do anything to treat a stroke.

B. Calling 911 and getting an ambulance takes time. A stroke is one of the few times when minutes count.

C. The cop should have backed off once it was clear there was a medical emergency ( guy carrying his wife into the ER ). He can site the guy later.

Speaking as an ER doc who was an EMS medical director in a good sized city.


26 posted on 06/20/2010 3:09:00 PM PDT by Kozak (USA 7/4/1776 to 1/20/2009 Reqiescat in Pace)
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To: B-Chan

The husband was arrested outside of her hospital room two days later.

Five counts.. resisting arrest, failure to obey an officer of the law, etc.

Disgusting.


27 posted on 06/20/2010 3:11:20 PM PDT by earlJam
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To: COBOL2Java

LOL! Oh, he wishes!


28 posted on 06/20/2010 3:14:35 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Gigantor

In many cases that is not the answer.

Where time is critical, it can take twice as long to get there waiting for an ambulance. I live 10 minutes to the nearest hospital. It would take at least 10 minutes and likely much longer for an ambulance to get here just to start the trip to the hospital.


29 posted on 06/20/2010 3:14:53 PM PDT by DB
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To: earlJam

Lawsuit against the idiot cop I hope.


30 posted on 06/20/2010 3:16:43 PM PDT by JEC ((Pray for ALL our troops))
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To: Kozak
Stroke treatment: Immediate treatment
In hospital, brain scans are needed to find out what type of stroke you've had.

If a blood clot is the cause, ‘clot busting’ medication may be used to dissolve the clot, but this must be given within three hours of the stroke. Anti-clotting medication such as aspirin may also be given to stop the stroke from getting worse.
Anti-clotting medication is not given in strokes caused by haemorrhaging because it will make the bleeding worse.

31 posted on 06/20/2010 3:17:25 PM PDT by Bronzy
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To: B-Chan

More and more unbelievable stuff seems to happen everyday now.


32 posted on 06/20/2010 3:17:39 PM PDT by valkyry1
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To: B-Chan
This sounds like State Trooper "Officer Neckvein" in Oklahoma who thought it more important to stop an ambulance than to "git out the way". Remember him beating up on the driver?

Kind of wondered if he'd gotten a new job, and lo and behold this happens.

Gotta' be the guy or his twin brother!

33 posted on 06/20/2010 3:18:12 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: earlJam

He should have decked that cop.

I have a feeling Officer Friendly is about to find out what it feels like to stare down the barrel of a multimillion-dollar personal injury lawsuit. I hope they ruin him. I hope they take his house, his car, his pension, and his collection of SS memorabilia. I hope his kids have to go to work in a coal mine in order to keep bread on the table down at the homeless shelter.

Someone has got to show these apes that you can’t get away with murder just because you have a blue shirt and a badge.


34 posted on 06/20/2010 3:18:48 PM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: Bronzy

I know. I treat them all the time.


35 posted on 06/20/2010 3:19:34 PM PDT by Kozak (USA 7/4/1776 to 1/20/2009 Reqiescat in Pace)
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To: krb

Try reading my post. I said the cop was wrong for stopping them from getting into the ER.


36 posted on 06/20/2010 3:22:02 PM PDT by Gigantor (Freedom carries with it responsibility. Too many want freedom FROM responsibility...)
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To: DB

If you’re just ten minutes away from the ER then of course logic would dictate heading out on your own.


37 posted on 06/20/2010 3:22:57 PM PDT by Gigantor (Freedom carries with it responsibility. Too many want freedom FROM responsibility...)
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To: Redbob
Agreed.


38 posted on 06/20/2010 3:23:39 PM PDT by Senator Pardek
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To: Kozak

Be prepared to waste lots of time if you speed and / or blow red lights. If that’s acceptable, then OK.


39 posted on 06/20/2010 3:24:08 PM PDT by Gigantor (Freedom carries with it responsibility. Too many want freedom FROM responsibility...)
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To: Gigantor
It is an emergency? Call an ambulance!

The woman was possibly having a stroke. Minutes count. The ambulance would have to be dispatched, drive to the home, and then take her to the hospital. With him taking her, it was "drive to the hospital". Depending on exactly how far the ambulance was from the house, we could be talking quite a few minutes.

40 posted on 06/20/2010 3:26:52 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: B-Chan

Cops are all about their egos.


41 posted on 06/20/2010 3:27:15 PM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: earlJam
Someone let me know the name of the arresting officer.

I want that man's badge.

42 posted on 06/20/2010 3:28:26 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: muawiyah
"Officer Neckvein" in Oklahoma who thought it more important to stop an ambulance than to "git out the way". Remember him beating up on the driver?

Typical. This is the kind of person who become a cop -- the high school bully types, the ones that enjoy slapping people around knowing they can get away with it.

We need to get rid of the "police department" model of law enforcement entirely. We could replace city cops with patrols of sworn, armed neighborhood volunteers, backed up by a paramilitary force of highly-trained Gendarmes each of whom is subject to the UCMJ.

Every time you look at a cop, remember: he could put a bullet through your head (or the head of your kid) and probably get away with it. We can live without the Blue Gang.

43 posted on 06/20/2010 3:29:06 PM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: B-Chan
Typical. This is the kind of person who become a cop

Not necessarily. It depends on how soon after high school they turn into a fat-ass. The ones that get fat right after high school usually opt to become gym teachers. They'd rather have the badge, but they must settle for the whistle. At least they still get to push people around with their authority, even if it is just kids.

44 posted on 06/20/2010 3:36:26 PM PDT by shempy (BOYCOTT GM & CHRYSLER - support American VALUES!)
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To: B-Chan

And the pigs still can’t understand why so many people hate their guts.


45 posted on 06/20/2010 3:37:45 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: shempy
"Typical. This is the kind of person who become a cop."

Not necessarily. It depends on how soon after high school they turn into a fat-ass. The ones that get fat right after high school usually opt to become gym teachers. They'd rather have the badge, but they must settle for the whistle. At least they still get to push people around with their authority, even if it is just kids.

True. there are only so many jobs open to sociopathic retards these days. Few of them have the brains needed to become abortion doctors.

46 posted on 06/20/2010 3:40:38 PM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: Gigantor

Then you followed it up with some serious armchair quarterbacking about how this person, himself a trained lifesaver, should have done things, giving deference to the bureaucrat.


47 posted on 06/20/2010 3:40:45 PM PDT by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: Gigantor
I also think the husband was dumb not to call 911 and have an ambulance, probably with two paramedics, take the wife to the hospital."

I hate to say it, but in the case of a true stroke you have what is called "the golden hour". If you get to the hospital and they are able to diagnose your problem and administer the proper drugs within an hour of your symptoms starting you are likely to have a good outcome. Longer than that and your chances of becoming a permanent drooler start increasing greatly.

So the question is should you call 911 or have your family member take you to the Emergency Room. That is going to depend on a number of factors, but I know that in my family's case we will be better off transporting ourselves.

I have worked for a city fire department for over twenty years. Even our medic units carry no drugs that will help in the case of a stroke. I live in an outlying area where we are served by a volunteer fire department.

I am certain that even if we were to call for stroke symptoms it would be fifteen or twenty minutes before anyone showed up. Then they would take around fifteen minutes before transporting. It would take another fifteen minutes before my family member made it to the hospital. At least another fifteen minutes would go by before a diagnosis would be made and drugs would be given. These are actually ideal times. If anyone screws up somewhere along the line, if the nearest fire engine or ambulance is on another call, if you get a crew who has one finger in their butt thinking that you are a whiner and not really sick all of which is highly likely our "golden hour" will be history.

So in our case I am taking our family member straight to the hospital where they can get some real help before it is too late. If I have to deal with the police afterwords that will be a very small price to pay. Despite what we have been brainwashed to think for the last thirty years... 911 is not the best solution in many cases for many situations especially if you are a self-reliant person.

48 posted on 06/20/2010 3:41:05 PM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: Slump Tester

Badge-lappers on deck in 3... 2... 1...


49 posted on 06/20/2010 3:41:07 PM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: earlJam

probably another short cop with a problem...and I support the department, but there are those who should have never gotten on the force.


50 posted on 06/20/2010 3:43:44 PM PDT by Taffini ( Mr. Pippen and Mr. Waffles do not approve and neither do I)
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