Further demonstrating how going to a hospital is going into a den of vipers where the state may subject you to its will at any time, a University Hospital nurse was arrested and attacked by a cop a few months ago, for refusing to let the cop draw blood from her patient without a warrant.
She is now showing the public footage from the July 26 incident, recorded on an officer body camera. It depicts Detective Jeff Payne trying to persuade nurse Alex Wubbels to receive a “blood sample” from a patient who was actually injured in a fatal car accident.
As police will often handcuff a shooting victim to a bed or intrude on the most sensitive of moments, he had no concern for the fact that the man was just in a fatal car accident.
In the video, the nurse tries to explain to the cop that he needs a warrant for her to draw blood from an unconscious patient. Either that, or the patient is under arrest or gives his consent. The nurse wasn’t even resisting the law technically: that’s the law.
This of course made the cop angry, and he broke his composure and resorted to threatening the nurse.
“I either go away with blood in vials or body in tow,” the cop said, as if he were the star of some sh*tty television drama about police.
The nurse proceeds to talk to a few hospital officials and again tells the cop it is against the law to draw blood at the moment. So, the cop assaulted and kidnapped her.
“Help! Help! Somebody help me! Stop! Stop! I did nothing wrong!” the nurse shouted as the badge wielding kidnapper puts her in handcuffs, drags her to the cop car, and locks her inside.
The other two badge wielding gang members obviously didn’t intervene. The cop wasn’t finished though: he wanted the entire hospital staff to pay for questioning his authority. “I’ll bring them all the transients and take good patients elsewhere,” the cop said.
The cop didn’t face any punishment of course. The was temporarily suspended from the department’s “blood-draw program”: that’s it.
The vulture was trying to determine if the victim of a fatal car crash has “ilicit substances in his system” at the time of the crash.
“I can’t sit on this video and not attempt to speak out both to re-educate and inform,” the nurse said. Police agencies “need to be having conversations about what is appropriate intervention.”
Video of the incident can be viewed here.
(Image credit: EBL News)