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Old Sat Jan 28, 2017, 10:27pm
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The show must go on?

See especially the comment thread about this incident.
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Old Wed Feb 01, 2017, 05:43pm
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A comment at Reason's Hit & Run blog:
Sloopy's mom is an RN. Her husband is a coach for a high school basketball team. During a game, one of his players had a severe asthma attack and collapsed near the sideline. Because of her duty to act (she's considered a first responder in these situations), she rushed to the student's aid while EMS was called. The referee refused to pause the game so that the kid could be treated and EMTs could get access to him. Acting in the interest of her patient (a responder's first duty), she got in the ref's face about pausing the game. The police (who were at the game in full military gear) grabbed her, slammed her to the floor, and beat her. She was then arrested, charged with disorderly conduct, and held in jail overnight. Their public statements, run by the local paper without comment or rebuttal, were that procedures were followed, officer safety, the usual.

The high school team members sent her flowers and a really touching note. Great kids.
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Old Thu Mar 09, 2017, 11:34am
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How, exactly, was she helping this player and simultaneously out at center court yelling at referees? The player was on the sideline, and she would have been able to help him medically had she chosen to do that... I see nothing positive coming from her leaving the player that was in distress to go onto the court and yell at officials.
I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates, who said, 'I drank what?'

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Old Thu Mar 09, 2017, 01:49pm
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Originally Posted by Robert Goodman View Post
A comment at Reason's Hit & Run blog:
The police were at the game in "full military gear"?!? Were they military police? They had a SWAT team there? Or, and this may be just a wee bit more likely, is the commentor so full of hyperbolic crap that we can just chuck this entire comment?

Seriously...taking comments from an internet article as proof anything except the depravity of man? Dude...
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