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Maternity nurse Cari Luciano says she was stunned to be in scrap with Douglas Kennedy
New York Daily News ^ | February 25, 2012 | Daniel Beekman and Tina Moore

Posted on 02/26/2012 8:15:45 AM PST by Zakeet


Douglas Kennedy and his wife Molly with their son Boru.

The petite, Brooklyn-born nurse who tussled with Robert F. Kennedy’s son in a hospital maternity ward was stunned that she fought with a member of Camelot, her husband said Saturday.

Steve Luciano, 57, said his 5-foot-tall wife, Cari, was just doing her job when she tried to stop Douglas Kennedy from leaving the hospital with his 2-day-old baby boy.

“Her comment to me that night was, ‘I was assaulted tonight and could you believe it, it was a Kennedy who did it?’” Luciano told the Daily News on Saturday in front of his Hopewell Junction home.

He said his wife and nurse Anna Lane were simply trying to stop Kennedy, 44, from leaving the Northern Westchester Hospital with the baby, Boru, on Jan. 7 against hospital rules.

Steve Luciano said Kennedy kicked his wife in the pelvis and twisted Lane’s arm. The scuffle was caught on security camera.

“My wife was assisting Anna to simply encourage Mr. Kennedy to place the child back into its bassinet,” Luciano said. “It appears on camera that they stumbled into the stairwell and then he veered back and kicked Cari and she went sprawling to the floor.”

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Luciano said ... “I don’t think that anybody, even a Kennedy, should go around kicking hospital personnel and believe there are no ramifications,” he said, adding that a civil suit was a possibility.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: crime; entitlement; kennedy
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You stupid Freepers are just jealous because my bootlegger great granddaddy stole enough from others to give my worthless relatives and me entitlement, privilege and political power for generations.

1 posted on 02/26/2012 8:15:54 AM PST by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Aunt Boru? Nahhh.....


2 posted on 02/26/2012 8:20:32 AM PST by AndrewB (FUBO)
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To: Zakeet
leaving the Northern Westchester Hospital with the baby, Boru, on Jan. 7 against hospital rules.

Surely a hospital rule cannot be used to detain someone.
4 posted on 02/26/2012 8:22:01 AM PST by andyk (Tax credits == Welfare)
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To: Zakeet

Isn’t/wasn’t he a Fox news reporter/contributor?


5 posted on 02/26/2012 8:24:27 AM PST by duckman (Go Newt...)
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To: Zakeet

Say what you want but when the bitch at the hospital where my daughter (now 22) was born stood there and declared that our baby could not leave that domain without having a social security number I was a bit taken aback. They otta thank the God they don’t believe in that it wasn’t today. I’d have dismantled the place brick by brick.


6 posted on 02/26/2012 8:24:44 AM PST by the invisib1e hand
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To: Zakeet

Boru Kennedy. I’m bored already.


7 posted on 02/26/2012 8:28:15 AM PST by novascotianative
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To: jmacusa

Oh yeah.


8 posted on 02/26/2012 8:29:43 AM PST by novascotianative
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To: Zakeet

Boru ?


9 posted on 02/26/2012 8:30:42 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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To: Zakeet

Stupid FReepers indeed. A father stands up for his daughter but you buy the headlines hook-line-and-sinker.


10 posted on 02/26/2012 8:31:00 AM PST by the invisib1e hand
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To: Zakeet

Mmmmm. The wife looks a bit long in the tooth to be having a baby.


11 posted on 02/26/2012 8:31:40 AM PST by Krankor (eenie meenie, chili beanie, the spirits are about to speak.)
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To: windcliff
"I was assaulted tonight and could you believe it, it was a Kennedy who did it?’

Yes, I actually do believe it.
12 posted on 02/26/2012 8:31:40 AM PST by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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To: the invisib1e hand
Stupid FReepers indeed. A father stands up for his daughter but you buy the headlines hook-line-and-sinker.

Cops arrested Kennedy on Thursday. He was charged with harassment and endangering the welfare of a child.

I guess the cops in Mt Kisco are stupid too by your estimation. Did you even bother to read the article at the source?

13 posted on 02/26/2012 8:40:45 AM PST by JohnG45
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To: Zakeet

Oh heck - I didn’t notice your thread - with a different headline. Too busy checking for this news item after hearing a snip on CNN.

This happened on January 7th. If it had been anyone other than a Kennedy - it would have had Caley Anthony status.


14 posted on 02/26/2012 8:41:44 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason...... to bring America back from the brink.)
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To: Zakeet
I was assaulted tonight and I couldn't believe it was a Kennedy that did it

Ask Mary Jo and a few others if they believe.

15 posted on 02/26/2012 8:42:20 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: vetvetdoug

“Ask Mary Jo and a few others if they believe.”

Well said...more than a ‘few’.


16 posted on 02/26/2012 8:47:11 AM PST by Dudoight
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To: vetvetdoug

“Ask Mary Jo and a few others if they believe.”

Well said...more than a ‘few’.


17 posted on 02/26/2012 8:47:46 AM PST by Dudoight
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To: stylecouncilor
Look i have no love of Kennedys but the hospital does not “OWN” the child...the parents have a right to leave at will with their child...the hospital can pond sand....unless they can show the child's life was in danger leaving
18 posted on 02/26/2012 8:49:55 AM PST by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: the invisib1e hand

The question is—and no I have not read the article—is: Did the nurse know the guy was the father of the child?

If she did KNOW he was the father then the course of action on the hospital’s part was likely inappropriate. I say “likely” as the father and mother may be estranged and the father was attempting to remove the baby without the mother’s permission.

If she did NOT know Kennedy was the father, her attempting to stop and verify was clearly the right thing to do.

In any case, the nurse needed to verify what was happening and who was involved before the baby left the ward.

In any case, Kennedy reacted stupidly and with arrogance.


19 posted on 02/26/2012 8:52:11 AM PST by Hulka
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To: tophat9000

“unless they can show the child’s life was in danger leaving”

See Post 19.

Not just endangering the child, but also may be abducting the child.


20 posted on 02/26/2012 8:54:56 AM PST by Hulka
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

the other article said the kids name was “Bo”. Like Obamas dog...


21 posted on 02/26/2012 8:56:27 AM PST by bigbob
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Seems reasonable, but the first time I’ve seen it.

Think Brian Boru and the battle of Clantorf, 10th century.
Whence O’Brian.

Possibly at that time, Boru was just another first name, or parents’ first name. Think it was a bit early for last names.


22 posted on 02/26/2012 8:59:09 AM PST by Blagden Alley
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To: Zakeet
more pictures/details: Caught on camera: Moment nurse was sent to floor as she was 'kicked in crotch by RFK's son' as he tried to take newborn child out of hospital
23 posted on 02/26/2012 9:02:21 AM PST by Todd_Gray
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To: bigbob

Or, BO - like Barack Obama. I thought it was more narcissism from Obama when he named the dog with his initials.

Is this Kennedy a lefty and Obama lover?


24 posted on 02/26/2012 9:11:09 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: andyk
Surely a hospital rule cannot be used to detain someone.

The rule is, don't allow someone to kidnap a baby. To ensure that this rule is not violated, people aren't allowed to pick up babies and just leave.

25 posted on 02/26/2012 9:12:37 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Hulka
In any case, Kennedy reacted stupidly and with arrogance.

I trust you'd have been "Mr. Complicity" in such a circumstance. And that's where their power derives from.

26 posted on 02/26/2012 9:13:03 AM PST by the invisib1e hand
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Brian Boru was a High King in Ireland.


27 posted on 02/26/2012 9:14:17 AM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: JohnG45
I guess the cops in Mt Kisco are stupid too by your estimation.

I think that, even this case notwithstanding, that would be a fair guess.

Did you even bother to read the article at the source?

No. I live a real life, and my "estimations" are based upon real experiences.

28 posted on 02/26/2012 9:15:04 AM PST by the invisib1e hand
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To: andyk
Kennedy kicked his wife in the pelvis

Sounds like there was much more going on there than mere hospital rules.

29 posted on 02/26/2012 9:16:33 AM PST by bgill (Romney & Obama are both ineligible. A non-NBC GOP prez shuts down all ?s on Obama's admin)
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To: andyk
Surely a hospital rule cannot be used to detain someone.

All social institutions are tools of the government.

Do the math.

You might want to frame this post.

31 posted on 02/26/2012 9:19:43 AM PST by the invisib1e hand
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To: the invisib1e hand

Watch what you say Mr. Hand. It is the Lord’s day after all.


32 posted on 02/26/2012 9:21:24 AM PST by mc5cents
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To: Zakeet

I’m 100% with this father... He has a witness who works for the hospital that stated the nurse was the aggressor. She should feel blessed she was physically able to speak to her husband after the incident.


33 posted on 02/26/2012 9:28:17 AM PST by rwilson99 (Please tell me how the words "shall not perish and have everlasting life" would NOT apply to Mary.)
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To: Zakeet

As much as I despise the Kennedy’s, whose kid is it anyways? Not allowed to take ones own child out of maternity ward? What law did he break?


35 posted on 02/26/2012 9:40:55 AM PST by Tea Party Terrorist
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“whose kid is it anyways?”

Maybe that was the question. Hospitals don’t like people taking babies out of hospitals until all the paperwork has been done. Something about kidnapping being bad.


36 posted on 02/26/2012 9:48:19 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: Krankor

If the picture didn’t say that woman was the mother i would swear she was granny.


37 posted on 02/26/2012 9:50:04 AM PST by surrey
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To: Blagden Alley
Think Brian Boru and the battle of Clantorf, 10th century. Whence O’Brian.

Possibly at that time, Boru was just another first name, or parents’ first name. Think it was a bit early for last names.

High King Brian's *last* name was, after ancient Irich custom, Mac Cennedi, or "son of Cennedi (which would interestingly enough, be rendered today as "Kennedy"). The "Boru" in the name was actually an appelation which was given to him by the people at large for his ability to defeat his enemies and means "of the tributes"...

the infowarrior

38 posted on 02/26/2012 10:02:26 AM PST by infowarrior
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To: Blagden Alley

Clontarf was in 1014. According to Wikipedia, Brian Boru’s father’s name was Cennetig, which I assume is the medieval Gaelic form of “Kennedy.” The O’Briens take their name from Brian Boru.


39 posted on 02/26/2012 10:02:26 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus
BTW the name "kennedy" in Gaelic means "ugly headed". Delicious little irony there.

CC

40 posted on 02/26/2012 10:42:41 AM PST by Celtic Conservative (Q: how did you find America? A: turn left at Greenland)
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To: Hulka

I can’t believe it took 20 posts for somebody to mention “abduction.” Can you imagine how this Son of a Kennedy would be acting of some other chap were walking out with Kennedy’s 2-day-old baby and the hospital did nothing to stop him?


41 posted on 02/26/2012 10:45:58 AM PST by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: Hulka

Stupidly and with arrogance?

No, he reacted criminally. Thanks to flunkies and apologists, it comes out as stupidly and with arrogance.

Camelot? Try boozalot.


42 posted on 02/26/2012 11:18:33 AM PST by DPMD
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To: Zakeet

Cari, Cari! Don’t ever get in a car with a Kennedy. Or let one pick up a golf club. Or go into the stairwell with one. Or be a waitress when one is a customer. Or walk down the street at 3:00 a.m. with one driving in the neighborhood. Have I covered it all?


43 posted on 02/26/2012 11:30:52 AM PST by healy61
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To: SampleMan
The rule is, don't allow someone to kidnap a baby.

Whether it is a case of kidnapping is entirely determined by legal custody. The trial would go something like this:

KENNEDY LAWYER: "To whom does the responsibility of payment for services rendered ultimately fall?"

HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATOR#1: "The recipient."

KENNEDY LAWYER: "And if the recipient is a small child?"

HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATOR#1: "Then it would become the responsibility of the child's legal custodian."

KENNEDY LAWYER: "Thank you. Next witness, Your Honor."

[INTERLUDE]

KENNEDY LAWYER: "If Mr. Kennedy's insurer were to deny a part or all of the claim on his child's medical services, to whom would send the remainder of the bill?"

HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATOR#2: "Mr. Kennedy himself."

KENNEDY LAWYER: "Thank you. No more questions. Your Honor, I suggest that the case against my client be dismissed now so that we can expedite the attempted kidnapping case against the Hospital."

The Hospital's policy is squat in a court of law.

44 posted on 02/26/2012 11:44:42 AM PST by Brass Lamp
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To: Zakeet
You stupid Freepers are just jealous because my bootlegger great granddaddy stole enough from others to give my worthless relatives and me entitlement, privilege and political power for generations.

He works at Fox News.

45 posted on 02/26/2012 11:55:03 AM PST by x
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To: Zakeet
He said his wife and nurse Anna Lane were simply trying to stop Kennedy, 44, from leaving the Northern Westchester Hospital with the baby, Boru, on Jan. 7 against hospital rules.

gunna be better under obamacare.

I'm with kennedy on this. My hands are full with my baby and you are trying to take him\her from me ? I'd be kicking too.
46 posted on 02/26/2012 1:24:54 PM PST by stylin19a (time to Obamanos)
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To: Brass Lamp

So you are OK with people walking out of hospitals with infants and children, as long as they say, “yep, this one’s mine.”

I presume that is OK for schools as well then?

“Say, those two cute ones over there are mine. I’ll take them to go.”

The obvious point that you circumvented is immediate custody. You don’t exchange it without proof.


47 posted on 02/26/2012 2:27:18 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: AppyPappy

I had a duplicate thread which included several sober statements on hospital protocol related to patient safety - especially as it relates to potential newborn abductions by strangers. The hospital is held responsible for patient safety until formally discharged.

It has happened and hospitals are not only correct in having security in place to prevent it - but there is also the tragedy for parents and liability for the hospitals to consider.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2851566/posts


48 posted on 02/26/2012 2:57:21 PM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason...... to bring America back from the brink.)
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To: tophat9000

Hospitals have policies to protect the charges in their care and the parents who entrusted their children to the hospitals.

A father kicks one pediatric nurse and twists the arm of another and some of you think that, somehow, Kennedy was in the right.

The nurses were protecting Kennedy’s infant. He, on the other hand, was bahaving as the elitist he is.


49 posted on 02/26/2012 4:26:00 PM PST by TFMcGuire (Liberalism Is Hatred)
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To: tophat9000

Hospitals have policies to protect the charges in their care and the parents who entrusted their children to the hospitals.

A father kicks one pediatric nurse and twists the arm of another and some of you think that, somehow, Kennedy was in the right.

The nurses were protecting Kennedy’s infant. He, on the other hand, was behaving as the elitist he is.


50 posted on 02/26/2012 4:26:25 PM PST by TFMcGuire (Liberalism Is Hatred)
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