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(NBC Philadelphia)   Bad: Being hit by a bullet in the abdomen. Good: Not having to call 911. Bad: Because you were already lying in a hospital bed   (nbcphiladelphia.com) divider line 42
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2013-07-16 01:55:49 PM  
Note to Marissa Alexander supporters: this is exactly the reason firing "warning shots" is considered felony negligence under law.
 
2013-07-16 02:08:47 PM  

Elegy: Note to Marissa Alexander supporters: this is exactly the reason firing "warning shots" is considered felony negligence under law.


To be fair, most people who claim "RACISMSZ!!!!" on Marissa Alexander don't know jack about the case, or keep fillating the Alternet blog post about the case, without doing a little research and getting their GEDs in internet law.
 
2013-07-16 02:11:58 PM  
"Laying"?
 
2013-07-16 02:13:35 PM  
I was going to crack on my beloved Philadelphia, but this actually happened in Chester (Upland, my ass).  Chester is an awful place.
 
2013-07-16 03:02:31 PM  
It appears Chad Gaudin becoming more assertive in his hospital-related crimes.
 
2013-07-16 03:06:15 PM  
Anyone else remember when in St Louis they stopped telling people where shooting victims were in the hospital because the gangs would go and try and finish the job?

Tell me I'm not hallucinating here
 
2013-07-16 03:06:45 PM  

factoryconnection: I was going to crack on my beloved Philadelphia, but this actually happened in Chester (Upland, my ass).  Chester is an awful place.


It was probably fired in Chester.
 
2013-07-16 03:12:02 PM  

Elegy: Marissa Alexander


Who?? (googles "Marissa Alexander"....)
Oh.....Florida People Problems.
/try googling Orville Lee Wollard
 
2013-07-16 03:12:30 PM  
Warning shots are a waste of ammo and give away  your position.
 
2013-07-16 03:21:38 PM  

ChipNASA: Elegy: Marissa Alexander

Who?? (googles "Marissa Alexander"....)
Oh.....Florida People Problems.
/try googling Orville Lee Wollard


Yeah, but Wollard isn't African American and a woman, so his story isn't making the rounds in the national media and he isn't becoming the latest media darking as a poster child for an "unfair" judicial system.
 
2013-07-16 03:23:19 PM  
Actually subby, a hospital is probably the best place to be to be hit with a bullet.
 
2013-07-16 03:24:19 PM  

factoryconnection: I was going to crack on my beloved Philadelphia, but this actually happened in Chester (Upland, my ass).  Chester is an awful place.


Most depressing part of my former commute on I-95.
 
2013-07-16 03:34:58 PM  

ChipNASA: Elegy: Marissa Alexander

Who?? (googles "Marissa Alexander"....)
Oh.....Florida People Problems.
/try googling Orville Lee Wollard


I didn't know about that case and I just went and read what I could in a few minutes. It sounds like she doesn't deserve anywhere near 20 years in prison for what she did, but it sounds like the law was followed to the letter. It's stupid, but it doesn't sound like very racial or controversial. Just a bad law. I've never been a fan of "3 strikes" or similar laws that say "you previously pissed on two stop signs, so this negligent gun crime that would normally get you a short sentence or probation now gets you 20 years". But the law is what it is. If they don't like it, they should change it, instead of biatching to high heaven for judges to just change the law on their own whims.
 
2013-07-16 03:37:12 PM  
FTA:  She was legally divorced only in Texas.

That's because the Texans would hang her, electrocute her, and shoot her for pulling her shenanigans on a Texan.
 
2013-07-16 03:38:04 PM  

dj_spanmaster: FTA:  She was legally divorced only in Texas.

That's because the Texans would hang her, electrocute her, and shoot her for pulling her shenanigans on a Texan.


Oh, the humor and humbling of a wrong thread posting.
 
2013-07-16 03:41:12 PM  

Elegy: ChipNASA: Elegy: Marissa Alexander

Who?? (googles "Marissa Alexander"....)
Oh.....Florida People Problems.
/try googling Orville Lee Wollard

Yeah, but Wollard isn't African American and a woman, so his story isn't making the rounds in the national media and he isn't becoming the latest media darking as a poster child for an "unfair" judicial system.


[freud.jpg]
 
2013-07-16 03:51:23 PM  

Cyberluddite: "Laying"?


Lying is correct. You lie down, you lay things down.
 
2013-07-16 04:06:26 PM  

Red Shirt Blues: Most depressing part of my former commute on I-95.


Yeah, we used to take Rt 1 to 322 to I-95 into the city and Chester was worse than the refinery/sewage complex by the Schuykill in terms of depressing sights.

95 is full of depressing sights, honestly... the stretch from below Richmond all the way to Savannah is nothing but scrubby pine trees, trailer-parks and glorified truck stops.  95 through Chester is like all of SC and NC condensed, but at least it is over quickly!
 
2013-07-16 04:19:10 PM  

factoryconnection: I was going to crack on my beloved Philadelphia, but this actually happened in Chester (Upland, my ass).  Chester is an awful place.


Philadelphia isn't exactly a shining jewel.
 
2013-07-16 04:19:18 PM  

jonny_q: I didn't know about that case and I just went and read what I could in a few minutes. It sounds like she doesn't deserve anywhere near 20 years in prison for what she did, but it sounds like the law was followed to the letter


I'm not a fan of three strikes either. Its a way to outsource the decision making from the judicial to the executive branch, and the judges respond one of two ways:  Either maxing out the sentencing or encouraging a plea to different charges, avoiding the mandatory.

The key points for Marissa sounds as if she left danger to retrieve a gun and then fired warning shots into a wall, barely missing some kids.   It wasn't a stand your ground or self defense case, and she didn't accept the plea, hence the results.

There have been several incidents of black on white SYG defenses working.
The Alexander case is being fronted because its got nothing to do with them.
 
2013-07-16 04:29:32 PM  

heili skrimsli: Philadelphia isn't exactly a shining jewel.


Sure, but Chester is like the sh*tty parts of Philly without any of the good food, fun times, sports, or history.
 
2013-07-16 04:31:35 PM  
And you can watch, all the clean white sheets stain red....
 
2013-07-16 04:36:11 PM  

factoryconnection: heili skrimsli: Philadelphia isn't exactly a shining jewel.

Sure, but Chester is like the sh*tty parts of Philly without any of the good food, fun times, sports, or history.


Not sure I would consider that part of the 'good' about Philly considering their fans once threw beer bottles at Santa Claus.
 
2013-07-16 04:40:27 PM  
She sounds pretty unlucky.  She'll probably request a transfer to the second floor only to have a fire burn down the hospital.
 
2013-07-16 04:44:11 PM  
Bad: Being hit by a bullet in the abdomen. Good: Not having to call 911. Bad FARK: Because you were already lying in a hospital bed

FTFM.
 
2013-07-16 05:03:25 PM  

Witty_Retort: Elegy: ChipNASA: Elegy: Marissa Alexander

Who?? (googles "Marissa Alexander"....)
Oh.....Florida People Problems.
/try googling Orville Lee Wollard

Yeah, but Wollard isn't African American and a woman, so his story isn't making the rounds in the national media and he isn't becoming the latest media darking as a poster child for an "unfair" judicial system.

[freud.jpg]


K is next to L on my iPhone and I have fat thumbs.
::sheepishly hangs head::
 
2013-07-16 05:09:08 PM  
Seems like a good place to me. The only place better would be in an OR with a surgeon already slicing you open for something.
 
2013-07-16 05:21:11 PM  
I think even in a hospital you have to dial 911.
 
2013-07-16 05:27:47 PM  

IdBeCrazyIf: Anyone else remember when in St Louis they stopped telling people where shooting victims were in the hospital because the gangs would go and try and finish the job?

Tell me I'm not hallucinating here


We usually have their name under an alias on the whiteboards for this reason, same with some other assault victims. Good luck trying to go room to room to find them in a complex maze of buildings with hundreds of beds. Our "county" equivalent hospital also has metal detectors set up for visitors for at least part of the day.

/Seattle
 
2013-07-16 05:33:33 PM  

heili skrimsli: factoryconnection: heili skrimsli: Philadelphia isn't exactly a shining jewel.

Sure, but Chester is like the sh*tty parts of Philly without any of the good food, fun times, sports, or history.

Not sure I would consider that part of the 'good' about Philly considering their fans once threw beer bottles at Santa Claus.


That's good entertainment right there!
 
2013-07-16 05:41:58 PM  
"This is a bad neighborhood. Gunshots are normal."

Only in America.
 
2013-07-16 05:42:49 PM  

bopis: I think even in a hospital you have to dial 911.


Yes and no. Depends on the situation. For this one, I would have called a code, and had someone dial 911. You don't need medics to transport or for anything else, in this situation, but there has been a crime and the police need to take over the room as a crime scene. The code would be a really weird one, normally a patient worsening goes from a ward to a telemetry unit or a ICU bed, but in the case I'd push for them to be wheeled down to the ER and worked up there. It'd be a really weird situation for our ER, as in-house patients never come down to them, but they could treat it just like they would someone who came in via private vehicle with a gunshot wound.

A seemingly odd situation where you call 911 from the hospital is if something happens to you in the parking garage. That's basically "in the field" and we aren't set up to scoop you up or take care of you en route to the ER, so even if it is only a few floors above and a hallway or two away, medics are supposed to respond and transport. I thought this was kind of silly and maybe just policy because our parking garages are actually managed by another company, but we had a staff member collapse in the parking garage and our efforts to respond, get to them, get a gurney to them, get them onto a hospital gurney, and get them seen bordered on the laughable. My gurneys don't even fit in the elevators to the garage, I ended up wheeling one down the ramps and nearly hurting my back trying to slow and then stop it (and I'm a BIG dude). Then I had to try and direct a posse of people who wouldn't listen to help me push it back up the ramps.
 
2013-07-16 06:14:37 PM  

heili skrimsli: factoryconnection: heili skrimsli: Philadelphia isn't exactly a shining jewel.

Sure, but Chester is like the sh*tty parts of Philly without any of the good food, fun times, sports, or history.

Not sure I would consider that part of the 'good' about Philly considering their fans once threw beer bottles at Santa Claus.


ALL RIGHT! Enough of this mythology. Beer Bottles were not thrown at Santa. It was snowballs. Here is a three minute documentary on the event and they have the guy who played Santa in it. He still lives in Philly.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWvza6en5Rg
 
2013-07-16 06:37:18 PM  

CruiserTwelve: "This is a bad neighborhood. Gunshots are normal."

Only in America.


More guns will fix it.
 
2013-07-16 08:16:32 PM  
But Hospitals are gun free zones, I'm calling B.S. because it is unpossible for anyone to get shot in a gun free zone.
 
2013-07-16 08:51:31 PM  

Oldiron_79: But Hospitals are gun free zones, I'm calling B.S. because it is unpossible for anyone to get shot in a gun free zone.


Derp factor five, Mr. Sulu
 
2013-07-16 10:48:59 PM  

hardinparamedic: Derp factor five, Mr. Sulu


What's your derp factor? 'Unpossible' should've been the dead giveaway.
 
2013-07-16 11:01:10 PM  

khyberkitsune: hardinparamedic: Derp factor five, Mr. Sulu

What's your derp factor? 'Unpossible' should've been the dead giveaway.


i508.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-17 12:04:29 AM  
most weapons ".22 caliber and above" would be able to travel through two pieces of glass and two panes.

Thank you for that amazing observation, Whelan.  So, pretty much every bullet ever made.
 
2013-07-17 01:02:47 AM  

hardinparamedic: khyberkitsune: hardinparamedic: Derp factor five, Mr. Sulu

What's your derp factor? 'Unpossible' should've been the dead giveaway.

[i508.photobucket.com image 494x358]


Butthurt? Son you took that ages-old troll hook, line, and sinker.

I'm laughing my ass off at the sheer hypocrisy.
 
2013-07-17 07:42:54 AM  
and delete that sutropeek at a level that's obsolete instead i put mah hands and when they victim the flag
and they kill the bill fold efe ffe efesta getsat keila ham
 
2013-07-17 12:55:17 PM  

khyberkitsune: Butthurt? Son you took that ages-old troll hook, line, and sinker.

I'm laughing my ass off at the sheer hypocrisy.


Well, someone takes the internet far too seriously.
 
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