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monmouth4

(9,616 posts)
Wed Dec 24, 2014, 05:49 PM Dec 2014

Funny, not one comment on FB about this thought....

How strangely different, well, not really, but George H.W. Bush says "I can't breathe" and they call an ambulance. Yet, a black man says
"I can't breathe" and the man dies.....Very strange...Am I being too harsh????

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Funny, not one comment on FB about this thought.... (Original Post) monmouth4 Dec 2014 OP
DU is way ahead of Facebook pinboy3niner Dec 2014 #1
Much as I despise all things Bush and the cops who killed Eric treestar Dec 2014 #2
No, a black man at home who can't breathe does not always get an ambulance. mnhtnbb Dec 2014 #3
And last week a white man died waiting on an ambulance... maced666 Dec 2014 #5
Omg maced666 Dec 2014 #4

treestar

(82,383 posts)
2. Much as I despise all things Bush and the cops who killed Eric
Wed Dec 24, 2014, 05:56 PM
Dec 2014

There's still a disconnect there. Not the same thing happening. A black man at home who can't breathe will surely get an ambulance - please tell me it's not that bad.

mnhtnbb

(31,257 posts)
3. No, a black man at home who can't breathe does not always get an ambulance.
Wed Dec 24, 2014, 05:59 PM
Dec 2014

We had an episode here in Chapel Hill of an AA high school football player calling
911 after a practice--to his home--and he did NOT get taken to the hospital.
He later died.

I'll see if I can find a link to the story.

OK, it wasn't his ability to not breathe, but he complained of cramps over his whole body and requested
an IV for hydration.

http://www.examiner.com/article/ems-faces-wrongful-death-suit-over-the-death-of-chapel-hill-football-player-atlas-fraley

 

maced666

(771 posts)
5. And last week a white man died waiting on an ambulance...
Wed Dec 24, 2014, 07:13 PM
Dec 2014

Two hours after one was called. To the streets!

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