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Thread: Oklahoma Police and EMT video
05-11-2011, 01:32 PM #11
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Exactly right, Blackout 07!
05-11-2011, 02:47 PM #12
Here is my cynical side. traffic violations and tickets are more about revenue generation than actual safety. I understand that there need to be rules but when a stop and ticket are given when there was no actual safety concern then it is all about the money (ie getting a ticket for 2 miles an hour over the speed limit). If they are doing something that truely is endangering the safety of others I am all for it.David
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05-16-2011, 10:51 AM #13
I agree with what black out said, he could have handled it hetter but the ambulance driver was in the wrong the ambulance was at best doing code 2 where as the squad was doing code 3 the ambulance does have to yeild just like if it was the other way around the squad would have to yeild to the ambulance, I think that the supervisor made the situation worse by getting out yelling at the cop and interfering with what the HP was going to do.Go-Recon "xtreme" amber scanning tail gate light strip, Cobra ultra2 CB radio W/ 4 foot firestix antennas, dual exhaust with 40 series single in dual out muffler, 305/65R17 Mickey Thomson Baja ATZ on 17 inch Mickey Thompson Side Biters, 3 inch body lift
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05-17-2011, 07:43 PM #14
The officer was obviously en route to something important and he let his emotions get away from him. He behaved rudely. As soon as he learned that they were transporting a patient, he should have allowed the ambulance to procede and simply followed them to their destination if writing a ticket was that important. That's what I see wrong with the encounter.
What happened beyond that was exasperated by the EMS supervisor. He interferred with public duties and then resisted arrest. At this point the officer showed amazing restraint. He could have used much greater force to subdue the man. He could have used a taser, pepper spray, etc. but he didn't. The situation only intensified more when the "film crew" showed up. The bottom line is that arresting people that don't want to be arrested ISN'T PRETTY....ever. More than ever people are extremely critical of the police and their actions. It seems the majority of folks think the laws are trivial and shouldn't apply to them. It's completely ludicrous to me, to train a man or woman to ENFORCE LAWS, and give them the power to arrest, and then turn around and expect them not to do so.
05-17-2011, 09:15 PM #15
i watched the video and then watched another news ad that was on youtube and it says the officer had his wife in the front seat with him and they were looking into why she was in the car with him. also said they had possiably been in an arguement before he pulled over the ambulance. i agree the officer was in the wrong with the way he acted but i also agree the emt person shouldn't have acted the way he did either. all in all it was a bad deal
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