You may have heard that the thug cop – the “hero,” as they like to be styled – who brutally assaulted a nurse who declined to perform an illegal blood draw has been fired and his victim awarded a $500,000 settlement.
But the interesting thing to me is that the “hero” is not in a cage, nor even charged with the criminal assault under color of law he is flagrantly guilty of.
Those familiar with this case know the basic story.
There was an accident and one of the parties was brought to the hospital to be treated for his injuries. A thug with a badge shows up and – like the thug he is – demands immediate submission and cooperation from the nurse, whom he orders to draw blood despite the nurse very calmly pointing out that it is not legal for her to do this – nor for him to demand it.
In response, the thug with the badge and the government-issued gun attacks the nurse, physically assaulting her for the grievous offense of not obeying an armed government worker’s commands. Even though those commands had no basis in law.
So, what happens?
The taxpayers pay for the damages – and the “hero” is merely fired and free to go.
As a thought experiment, imagine the consequences if the nurse had merely jabbed her finger into the body-armored chest of the “hero,” to make a point. It goes without saying she would have been caged and charged with felony assault upon a “hero.” She would have faced prison time – not merely the loss of her job.
Until this disparity changes and “heroes” are held to at least the same standard as ordinary people, the loathing for “heroes” will wax rather than wane.
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