Because freedom can't protect itself
I have a different definition of what "real" toughness is and it DOESN'T include torturing people to death. Obviously being able to exist in the same time continuum with these people is something that "sheriff" Arpaio CAN'T do, b/c he's always getting rid of them one way or another.
It takes a stronger person to tolerate someone's differences and let them live as themselves than someone who kills what they don't like just so they never have to deal with it.
That's like Osama bin Laden incidentally but never mind.
I just hope that the day Mr. Arpaio has a widowmaker heart attack (technically known as an ST-elevated Myocardial infarction), that the only paramedics who come to treat him are Latinos.
My first supervisor and almost everyone at the first fire department I worked for was Latino. They had names like Rico, Marco, Mario and Felipe. All of them were firefighters, some with EMT training and two with paramedic training.
Both paramedics, who would assist at an STEMI heart attack were Latino-American and one of them was first generation American. His mom and dad were from Chiapas, Mexico.
People like Sheriff Arpaio think they already have the world figured out. They'll be the ones shocked to find out that lots of legal Latino-Americans work for the fire department - for obvious reasons, but never mind that either.
It's one of the reasons *I* worked for the fire department. I just think something like Arpaio having a heart attack and having all Latino medics arrive on the scene is one thing he deserves to have happen to him.
Let him know that there are powers higher than himself and that maybe one day, he'll need to acknowledge it. And maybe if we're lucky - and a realm where miracles DO occur - he'll finally figure out that people are people.
It doesn't matter what color or nationality they are when your heart's fibrillating (in the process of killing you), why should it matter so much at other times?
The taser doesn't send more than FIVE thousand volts into the person, but that's of no importance b/c less than 1,000 volts has the ability to kill a person if you shoot them in the chest. A cardiologist told us that but I don't NEED one to tell ME. I'm an ECG Technician and I read ECG printouts now.
I KNOW that the heart works ONLY by an electrical system of its own, by a depolarizing (stimulating) then repolarizing (resting) of the heart's membranes, which occurs from electrical impulses.
We keep treating people who go into sudden death cardiac arrest b/c of taser usage but, when I try to tell police it's dangerous, they keep falling back on that "a Taser representative told us it does no harm" happy crappy defense.
I'm willing to bet my entire retirement fund that the TASER representative ISN'T a paramedic, nurse or cardiologist. I doubt the man could pass the EMT-Basic course, maybe even would fail the Community First ReSPONDER course, but he's going to tell the WORLD he knows everything about Taser usage.
Then please explain to me how a young adult with no family history of heart disease WENT into cardiac arrest.
For no reason? I don't THINK so. He was tasered in the chest right before it happened. We ASK what was happening before the onset of a trauma or illness b/c it's the only way to make an accurate assessment. Besides that, police are the ones who called for medical assistance.
I'm deeply concerned about this information all the Taser Company representatives are giving to law enforcement agencies all over the country. It disturbs me on a level that I can barely accept. I don't believe that scores of people should have to die beFORE you do something to stop the Taser Company, but I know that's going to happen and I find it ungodly distressing.
I can't wait until all the people who work for the Taser Company start their journey into the afterlife and find out the only thing waiting for them there is the Fourth Circle of Dante's Hell.
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