We’ve discussed times when it was pretty clear that people have been inappropriately tasered. For example this 86-year old disabled, bedridden woman. This was in response to a 911 call for the woman, who was having trouble breathing. They also stepped on her oxygen hose to calm her down. Nice people to give tasers too, hey?
If I were to check the internets, I know I could find countless examples of this abuse of tasers. Let’s just call it, “Tasers gone wild”.
Uber-Conservative SCOTUS Justice Clarence Thomas never noticed these cases, though. They were all those ordinary tased people who are just so annoying to people like Clarence and Tony of Mussolini Party family roots.
But Clarence is noticing now.
It seems that hospital security tased his nephew when he refused to put on a hospital gown. His nephew was there as a result of a suicide attempt and he is also an epileptic. So after they tased this kid, he had a seizure. Nice people to give tasers too, hey?
Derek Thomas, 25, was admitted to West Jefferson Hospital on Thursday after what some news outlets described as a possible suicide attempt. When orderlies asked Thomas to put on a hospital gown, he refused and tried to flee the facility. That’s when security guards stepped in, and a scuffle ensued. Details were reported by several news agencies.
One of the guards punched Thomas, pulled out his hair and them shocked him with a Taser, the patient’s sister, Kimberly Thomas, wrote in an e-mail to ABC News. Because of the fight, Thomas suffered a serious seizure, she said.
“Security contests it was under doctor’s orders to Taser Thomas as opposed to sedating him for restraint even after prior knowledge of his epilepsy,” the e-mail said.
Well, Justice Thomas is taking time out from the top of the ladder he kicked out from under himself once he rose to the top, and he’s traveling to his nephew to find out what’s going on.
Nice of you to notice, Clarence. Took you awhile. You see, Clarence, in spite of the fact that your air is now rarefied, plenty of people’s nephews have been tased inappropriately. And this might come as a surprise to you, but other people’s nephews are just as important as yours. You see, sir, if they had known he was your nephew, they would have never tased him. My nephew? Well, he would be Shit Out Of Luck.
Nice to see you come down the ladder a bit and see how the real world is operating. Just saying.
I’ll just bet we see a case about this suddenly reach your court sometime in the near future. And wow, it’s a good thing there’s no tort reform law in place to block that lawsuit, Your Honor. Because that doctor and hospital deserve to have their asses sued to the nines. I wish you luck with that case. Wink…Wink. Perhaps next time you think about your party’s tort reform fixation, you will consider the details wisely.
Hopefully, smug doesn’t look too good to you right now. I’m sorry that this happened to your nephew and I’m sorry it happened to that old lady who was bedridden too. Maybe something good will come of this. That is, if you don’t hop back up to the top of that ladder and kick it out from under you too quickly.
Be sure not to yell, “Who put the pubic hair in my coke!,” while you are down here with the commoners. That might remind people of Anita Hill. Not that some of us have forotten….
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