Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Reason #5435 Trump Was Elected

Anti-Trump protesters blocked an ambulance containing a ‘critically-ill patient’
Anti-Trump protesters in New Haven, Connecticut blocked a roadway and reportedly delayed an ambulance with a critically-ill patient from reaching the hospital in a timely manner.

The protest took place Saturday at New Haven’s City Hall but eventually the protesters wandered onto the streets and blocked traffic. Video shows protesters wandering down the street amid cars and chanting “Whose streets? Our streets!” The person who was leading the march at one point tells protesters to block traffic saying, “No one gets by, unless it’s an ambulance.” But according to police the blocked streets did result in an ambulance being prevented from reaching the hospital. Fox 61 reports what happened:
State police said the protesters were in the process of being cleared from the highway, but not before they blocked an ambulance carrying a critically ill patient. Due to this delay, EMTs had to perform an emergency medical procedure in the ambulance, instead of at the hospital…
An attorney representing the protesters said police are responsible for problems at the demonstration, including the delay of the ambulance stuck in traffic.
Attorney Patricia Kane said protesters had asked police to inform them if emergency vehicles needed to get through — and that officers didn’t do so. Kane said she has been told the patient was a woman in labor.
The identity and condition of the person in the ambulance has not been identified, so it’s possible we may not have the full story here. That said, the theory being advanced by this attorney, i.e. protesters have a right to inconvenience everyone on a public street and if an ambulance doesn’t get through it’s the cops fault, does not seem like a defensible one. Unless protesters had a permit for a parade, they had no right to block the street in the first place.
At least with it being Connecticut, and a women, there is a better than average chance that the person held up was a Clinton or Sanders supporter.

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