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2009-01-30 03:11:06 PM
...and on the slight chance she did get away, we'd see dozens of headlines like this:

"Atlanta Police allow an 80 pound, 94-year-old woman in a nursing home to escape. That's some fine police work, Lou."
 
2009-01-30 03:27:00 PM
Sgt Otter: ...and on the slight chance she did get away, we'd see dozens of headlines like this:

"Atlanta Police allow an 80 pound, 94-year-old woman in a nursing home to escape. That's some fine police work, Lou."


It isn't possible for a cop to do anything right in the discerning eyes of Fark.
 
2009-01-30 03:30:02 PM
Oh come on, I'm sure it's nothing like that.

They probably just wanted to rape her a little bit.
 
2009-01-30 03:34:54 PM
Just because she's 94 yrs old and batshiat insane to the point where she doesn't remember throwing a phone at someone doesn't absolve her of responsibility.
The cops and the nursing home have a duty to protect the rest of the residents. Sure, it sucks...but having your mom/grandmother getting beaten up sucks worse.
 
2009-01-30 03:45:06 PM
There's no point in keeping people like that alive. The family is selfish and should take her to the backyard Old Yeller style.
 
2009-01-30 04:43:22 PM
Sgt Otter: ...and on the slight chance she did get away, we'd see dozens of headlines like this:

"Atlanta Police allow an 80 pound, 94-year-old woman in a nursing home to escape. That's some fine police work, Lou."


LordPistachio: Sgt Otter: ...and on the slight chance she did get away, we'd see dozens of headlines like this:

"Atlanta Police allow an 80 pound, 94-year-old woman in a nursing home to escape. That's some fine police work, Lou."

It isn't possible for a cop to do anything right in the discerning eyes of Fark.


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2009-01-30 05:39:20 PM
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Be prepared for some very illogical comments.
 
2009-01-30 05:39:49 PM
Should have tased her
 
2009-01-30 05:41:52 PM
"I mean ... I really don't understand how she can be charged with battery," said Daniel.

Well, did she commit battery?
 
2009-01-30 05:41:56 PM

Family members are outraged after they said their 94-year-old relative was arrested and shackled to a bed at Grady Hospital.


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2009-01-30 05:42:00 PM
Of course she needs to be shackled. Free of restraint, a 94 year old hooha can grind you down like a pencil sharpener.
 
2009-01-30 05:42:59 PM
Never underestimate those psychotic elders. Why, my granny could hit you so hard with her cane that it would leave a slight, painless discoloration of the skin. Don't mess with her, man.
 
2009-01-30 05:43:11 PM
lajimi: <b><a href="http://forums.fark.com/cgi/fark/comments.pl?IDLink=4179501&IDComment=4 8345 327#c48345327" target="_blank">Sgt Otter</a>:</b> <i>...and on the slight chance she did get away, we'd see dozens of headlines like this:

"Atlanta Police allow an 80 pound, 94-year-old woman in a nursing home to escape. That's some fine police work, Lou."</i>

<b><a href="http://forums.fark.com/cgi/fark/comments.pl?IDLink=4179501&IDComment=4 8345 899#c48345899" target="_blank">LordPistachio</a>:</b> <i>Sgt Otter: ...and on the slight chance she did get away, we'd see dozens of headlines like this:

"Atlanta Police allow an 80 pound, 94-year-old woman in a nursing home to escape. That's some fine police work, Lou."

It isn't possible for a cop to do anything right in the discerning eyes of Fark.</i>

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Yeah, anyone who doesn't hate cops MUST be a badge kisser!
 
2009-01-30 05:43:13 PM
Old people are like children, no one cares unless someone is beating them or farking them.
 
2009-01-30 05:43:55 PM
And you thought little old ladies were dangerous only when they're driving!
 
2009-01-30 05:45:04 PM
Ashtrey: "I mean ... I really don't understand how she can be charged with battery," said Daniel.

Well, did she commit battery?


Maybe she can only be charged with A/C.
 
2009-01-30 05:45:51 PM
Damn, thought I would get that in before the criminals came to shake their fist at the man
 
2009-01-30 05:46:02 PM
LordPistachio: Sgt Otter: ...and on the slight chance she did get away, we'd see dozens of headlines like this:

"Atlanta Police allow an 80 pound, 94-year-old woman in a nursing home to escape. That's some fine police work, Lou."

It isn't possible for a cop to do anything right in the discerning eyes of Fark.


Now, do you think that is because the stories are all wrong and the farkers are all wrong?

Cops get away with the most appalling behavior and always have. The difference now is that it gets out more often and reaches a wider audience.
 
2009-01-30 05:46:19 PM
bqad720: There's no point in keeping people like that alive. The family is selfish and should take her to the backyard Old Yeller style.

I would prefer something like this:
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2009-01-30 05:46:32 PM
I worked at a place similar to this where if any patient was injured from the action of another patient or staff memember then we were required to notify the police. We also had to restrain a patient if they were a threat to themselves or others. Nothing I read in that article seemed out of the ordinary. Dementia patients can hurt people pretty dang bad, and without warning.
 
2009-01-30 05:48:09 PM
"She didn't throw a phone at anybody. She doesn't recall throwing a phone at anybody," said attorney Robert Kaiden.

A 94 year old woman with dementia doesn't remember throwing a phone... no fooling
 
2009-01-30 05:48:31 PM
Are we a nation of laws, or a nation of retard-coddlers?
 
2009-01-30 05:49:09 PM
Osvcat: "She didn't throw a phone at anybody. She doesn't recall throwing a phone at anybody," said attorney Robert Kaiden.

A 94 year old woman with dementia doesn't remember throwing a phone... no fooling


Bet she remembers every mistake her husband ever made.
 
2009-01-30 05:49:28 PM
bqad720: There's no point in keeping people like that alive. The family is selfish and should take her to the backyard Old Yeller style.

The family should definitely take her home and care for her at home, properly, surrounded by loving, quick-footed children and grandchildren and padded telephones.

/Except who ya gonna sue then?
//Money money money!
 
2009-01-30 05:52:30 PM
trappedspirit: Should have tased her

Don't tase the ho?
 
2009-01-30 05:52:56 PM
bqad720: There's no point in keeping people like that alive. The family is selfish and should take her to the backyard Old Yeller style.

I am going to hell for laughing at that
 
2009-01-30 05:54:06 PM
the_chief: Are we a nation of laws, or a nation of retard-coddlers?

Judging from the number of people who come out defending cops everytime they violate other human beings and who manage to skate on paste with assertions very near that of being above the law much of the time (Police departments being the sole judge of what justifiable force, even justifiable killing means for example), I'd say we are a nation of retard-coddlers
 
2009-01-30 05:54:07 PM
gshepnyc: LordPistachio: Sgt Otter: ...and on the slight chance she did get away, we'd see dozens of headlines like this:

"Atlanta Police allow an 80 pound, 94-year-old woman in a nursing home to escape. That's some fine police work, Lou."

It isn't possible for a cop to do anything right in the discerning eyes of Fark.

Now, do you think that is because the stories are all wrong and the farkers are all wrong?

Cops get away with the most appalling behavior and always have. The difference now is that it gets out more often and reaches a wider audience.


Ahhh, so, what you are saying is that cops haven't changed, be because stories of abuse get wider circulation, it is easier to assume that abuse is wide spread. Do you actually have any evidence that isn't anectdotal to back up your claims?
 
2009-01-30 05:55:26 PM
My mother worked with...uuuhh...retreads...for years. The 80 lb 94 year old women would usually take 8 big guys to hold down so they could do an injection. Some of these people were quadriplegic and even blind. They still managed to make it outside, past a locked ward door, down stairs, and assault people. Hard core.
 
2009-01-30 05:56:08 PM
She could be a senile ninja assassin. Deadly weapons skills and dementia are dangerous. My grandfather used to try to shoot people with bananas.
 
2009-01-30 05:56:31 PM
MycroftHolmes: gshepnyc: LordPistachio: Sgt Otter: ...and on the slight chance she did get away, we'd see dozens of headlines like this:

"Atlanta Police allow an 80 pound, 94-year-old woman in a nursing home to escape. That's some fine police work, Lou."

It isn't possible for a cop to do anything right in the discerning eyes of Fark.

Now, do you think that is because the stories are all wrong and the farkers are all wrong?

Cops get away with the most appalling behavior and always have. The difference now is that it gets out more often and reaches a wider audience.

Ahhh, so, what you are saying is that cops haven't changed, be because stories of abuse get wider circulation, it is easier to assume that abuse is wide spread. Do you actually have any evidence that isn't anectdotal to back up your claims?


You chose the name Mycroft Holmes with a stunningly unexpected sense of irony.
 
2009-01-30 05:58:12 PM
Osvcat: "She didn't throw a phone at anybody. She doesn't recall throwing a phone at anybody," said attorney Robert Kaiden.

A 94 year old woman with dementia doesn't remember throwing a phone... no fooling


This is what I came here to say.

/Thank you.
 
2009-01-30 05:58:15 PM
Mom?
 
2009-01-30 05:59:26 PM
One of these things doesn't belong here. ^
 
2009-01-30 06:01:07 PM
So this lady started attacking people? No offense, but this is what the police are supposed to do.
 
2009-01-30 06:04:25 PM
FunkOut 2009-01-30 05:56:08 PM
She could be a senile ninja assassin. Deadly weapons skills and dementia are dangerous. My grandfather used to try to shoot people with bananas.


Were you ever assaulted by stealth ninja monkeys?

No?

Thank your grandfather, then get off his lawn.
 
2009-01-30 06:04:51 PM
Being that it is the Atlanta police, at least they didn't raid her room and shoot her to death.
 
2009-01-30 06:05:39 PM
Nursing home staff had to notify the police or else risk accusations of abuse themselves, and the police had to somehow restrain this woman. It's sad that a 94 year old woman isn't in control of her own faculties, but she's at the point now where she has to be protected from herself and they have to protect other people from her.

At least they didn't throw her into county jail. However disturbing it is that she's now shackled to a bed, it's more disturbing to think of her in a jail cell with minimal attention.

Random Guy: I worked at a place similar to this where if any patient was injured from the action of another patient or staff memember then we were required to notify the police. We also had to restrain a patient if they were a threat to themselves or others. Nothing I read in that article seemed out of the ordinary. Dementia patients can hurt people pretty dang bad, and without warning.

It's sad, but that's life. At least she's in a place where they can take proper care of her.

/Thinks people that assume all police are pigs are just as bigoted and small-minded as the "pigs" they rail against all the time.
 
2009-01-30 06:06:56 PM
Anyone who's seen The Exorcist III will know exactly why they have to do this.

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2009-01-30 06:08:29 PM
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2009-01-30 06:11:08 PM
bqad720: There's no point in keeping people like that alive. The family is selfish and should take her to the backyard Old Yeller style.

OMG, as horrible as it sounds, I was thinking the same thing.

Also, FTA: "I mean ... I really don't understand how she can be charged with battery," said [daughter Fran] Daniel"

Hmm, somebody needs to go look up the definition of "battery"
 
2009-01-30 06:14:33 PM
I'm guessing that it wasn't the cops who "shackled" her to the bed, or that "shackles" were what were used. What they're talking about were probably hard restraints, the heavy leather type that are usually used to restrain violent patients. They look bad, and they're not really comfortable, but it's not like she was in leg irons or anything.

Also, in case you're interested, yes, a scrawny 94-year old woman with dementia can actually do a lot of damage, not only to others, but to herself as well, which is probably why she was restrained. Dementia patients, similar to psychotics and people on bad drug trips, often feel direly threatened and often cannot feel pain; they will continue to fight with broken limbs or until physically exhausted. Restraints are used as much to protect the patient as to protect those around her.

And the idea they could have sedated her is both sad and laughable. Nursing homes are in a no-win situation when it comes to chemical restraints: Often, those patients are on so much medication already, they can't given them the sedation needed to control them--because it would kill them. But if the nurses don't give them sedation, then people complain because their loved one needed to be physically restrained instead. Sad.
 
2009-01-30 06:29:47 PM
FunkOut: She could be a senile ninja assassin. Deadly weapons skills and dementia are dangerous. My grandfather used to try to shoot people with bananas.

That may just become my new email signature.
 
2009-01-30 06:39:51 PM
There's a whole lot of common sense in this thread, I'm very happy to see that.
 
2009-01-30 06:44:16 PM
"At least she's in a place where they can take proper care of her."

You've obviously never been to Grady Hospital. It's a great place to go if you've been shot, but that's about as far as I would go.
 
2009-01-30 06:44:46 PM
Atlanta police so afraid of an 80 pound, 94 year old woman in a nursing home that they have to shackle her to a bed big freakin' lawsuit whichever course they follow.
 
M-G
2009-01-30 06:55:18 PM
The lawyer's statements should be read in the Jackie Chiles voice...
 
2009-01-30 06:58:48 PM
altinos: Bet she remembers every mistake her husband ever made

and some she made up for the he*l of it!

A few years back an 87 year old man shot an wounded to Customs agents at the Calexico Port of entry.

\ OLD PEOPLE WILL FARK YOUR S**T UP!
 
2009-01-30 07:00:00 PM
Yes I know , its spelled too er, I mean 2
 
2009-01-30 07:00:15 PM
Restraining somebody who has dementia?

FAKE OUTRAGE!
 
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