Trooper Who Choked Medic Suspended

Trooper Who Choked Medic Suspended

There are 34 comments on the www.cbsnews.com story from Jul 24, 2009, titled Trooper Who Choked Medic Suspended. In it, www.cbsnews.com reports that:

STROUD, Okla. (AP) An Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper caught on video cussing and fighting with the driver of an ambulance that was carrying a patient was suspended on Wednesday for five days, patrol officials said.

Trooper Daniel Martin also will be required to undergo an anger assessment that "may or may not result in further training or education," patrol spokesman Capt. Chris West said, reading from a prepared statement. West said he couldn't provide more information, citing pending litigation.

A cell phone video of the May 24 scuffle that was widely distributed over the Internet showed Martin grabbing the paramedic, Maurice White Jr., in a choke hold around the neck. White, who has filed a federal lawsuit against Martin, was disappointed by the lax punishment, his attorney said.

Editors Note: If these cities were hit with lawsuits do to their officers rogue behaviors would they then start to take meaningful action against the officers who behave in this manner?

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boundaries of the univers

Las Vegas, NV

#1 Jul 24, 2009
the paramedic was lucky the bystanders broke it up. the trooper could have singlehandedly killed the paramedic, had it not been for their reactions.
ADV

Villa Park, IL

#2 Jul 24, 2009
Suspension wasn't severe enough..........

Termination was the ONLY answer....

“Seek knowledge”

Since: Feb 08

Hannibal Barca

#3 Jul 24, 2009
ADV wrote:
Suspension wasn't severe enough..........
Termination was the ONLY answer....
I'm glad that this circus was captured on video. If wish Gates was carrying his cell phone in video mode.

“By my walk,not my talk,”

Since: Mar 09

Tulsa, Ok

#4 Jul 24, 2009
ADV wrote:
Suspension wasn't severe enough..........
Termination was the ONLY answer....
I agree... There was no excuse for this trooper's behavior. Wonder if the situation had been reversed, would the paramedic have been fired??? I think so
Tim John

United States

#5 Jul 24, 2009
Where are the police unions' apology about this matter? Where are their discussions concerning this? They want an apology from Obama about the Gates' matter but never do they apology about matters like this one.

And a suspension is a joke in this case, this man should be brought up on charges.

PaulSmall

“Black on Black violence”

Since: Jul 09

IS crime prevention

#6 Jul 24, 2009
Tim John wrote:
Where are the police unions' apology about this matter? Where are their discussions concerning this? They want an apology from Obama about the Gates' matter but never do they apology about matters like this one.
And a suspension is a joke in this case, this man should be brought up on charges.
Gee, I was going to comment on the fact that he was suspended. You know, by the system that always lets whites off scott free...???

Now you want an apology too. Shyt, son, will you EVER not have SOMETHING to bytch about?

Write to Obama.
He LIKES apologizing.

PaulSmall

“Black on Black violence”

Since: Jul 09

IS crime prevention

#7 Jul 24, 2009
Now, you're about to "inform" me that Obama didn't choke the dude.
Save the keystrokes.
He didn't annihilate 6 million jews, either.
Obama doesn't bother with trivial things like THE FACTS before he formulates his all-important OPINION.

....You think you're 'better' than Obama, maybe?
Doby

Philadelphia, PA

#8 Jul 24, 2009
PaulSmall wrote:
Now, you're about to "inform" me that Obama didn't choke the dude.
Save the keystrokes.
He didn't annihilate 6 million jews, either.
Obama doesn't bother with trivial things like THE FACTS before he formulates his all-important OPINION.
....You think you're 'better' than Obama, maybe?
This place is to much for met. Hear on this forum there is too much fighting, bickerin, name calling & just overall negitivity. I find myself walking in the morning looking forward to the next fight. That in my opinion means this has gone too fair.
I thought in stumbling across this site that I wood find positive Black people discussing issues of importance to your race. What I found instead (and sadly participated in) was a group of Black people arguing and insulting each other, blacker racists degrading nomen degrading men, white men fulfilling their sick fantasies and others that are more graphic than I care to mention.
In a nutshell, this place is not for me. I have a great life, a beautiful and proud young negro son, a career that is progressing and an appreciation for my people that knows no limits. Being here has brought out the negative side of me that I would prefer not to come out daily.
I believe that the majority of the people here mean well and are only guilty of falling into the same negative traps that I am making a decision not to any longer. There are so many other important issues for our people to discuss. Yet it seems that the only discussions that get any attention are those that are in my opinion just stupid and a waste of time! I mean really people, how much time will you dedicate to debating IR dating? At the same time, a thread about the stimulus package proposed by the president of the US gets absolutely no attention.
Again, I have met a few great people here and wouldnít mind keeping in contact with them, but not here. There is just too much positive in my life to allow this site to change that. I am guilty of participating and attacking people here also. While I might say, I was protecting myself or my people, the fact is that I realize that nothing I say here will actually make a change in how anyone here lives or thinks. Knowing that, I really donít see the point of participating.
I realized that when I actually left my home to go meet someone from this sight who attacked me that I needed to remove this site from my life. Iím not saying you are all wrong for staying, this site is just not right for me.
I will stick around today and reply to the anticipated bull crud responses to this but I will not return tomorow. It was nice to have had this experience and to have met you all.
Doby

spikewebbe

Since: Oct 07

Boston, MA

#9 Jul 24, 2009
Do you white folks think you can have a conversation without mentioning Obama?? Can't even listen to a sports show without some right wing zealous mentioning Obama. Talk about whining? Got some cheese for that WHINE???

PaulSmall

“Black on Black violence”

Since: Jul 09

IS crime prevention

#10 Jul 25, 2009
spikewebbe wrote:
Do you white folks think you can have a conversation without mentioning Obama?? Can't even listen to a sports show without some right wing zealous mentioning Obama. Talk about whining? Got some cheese for that WHINE???
Sure,...As soon as you can make a post without the word 'white' in it, black boy on your black forum....
jimmy

AOL

#11 Jul 25, 2009
PaulSmall wrote:
<quoted text>Gee, I was going to comment on the fact that he was suspended. You know, by the system that always lets whites off scott free...???
Now you want an apology too. Shyt, son, will you EVER not have SOMETHING to bytch about?
Write to Obama.
He LIKES apologizing.
lmao, you got him good that time.
boundaries of the univers

Las Vegas, NV

#12 Jul 25, 2009
in the video it seems the non-black male [trooper] could have caused serious injury to the black male [paramedic], had the colleagues from both sides not intervened. both men appeared to be unarmed and were of comparatively same size.
boundaries of the univers

Las Vegas, NV

#13 Jul 25, 2009
jimmy wrote:
<quoted text>
lmao, you got him good that time.
if you want an even bigger laugh, re-direct yourself to the following -

http://www.topix.com/forum/afam/TLHKEC4LBQ5DO...

a person got another person good that time too.
Bubba10

Coffeyville, KS

#14 Jul 25, 2009
spikewebbe wrote:
Do you white folks think you can have a conversation without mentioning Obama?? Can't even listen to a sports show without some right wing zealous mentioning Obama. Talk about whining? Got some cheese for that WHINE???
You mean Osama dont you?? They are one in the same! One shaven and one not!
Chris

Fort Worth, TX

#15 Jul 26, 2009
The video looks like a flash back from the movie "ROOTS." That cop should be ashamed of himself.

PaulSmall

“Black on Black violence”

Since: Jul 09

IS crime prevention

#16 Jul 26, 2009
Chris wrote:
The video looks like a flash back from the movie "ROOTS." That cop should be ashamed of himself.
I don't remember any mororized vehicles in "Roots"

Did they REwrite history AGAIN?

Behind the national enthusiasm, Haley had troubles. He was sued twice for plagiarism. One case was summarily dismissed, but the other, brought in 1978 by a white specialist in African folklore, Harold Courlander, went to trial. Haley said under oath that he had never read Courlander's novel, The African, published in 1967. Haley claimed that eighty-one parallel passages in Roots and Courlander's work came from notes intended to be helpful and received from audiences at his lectures. Judge Robert Ward later told Village Voice writer Philip Nobile that he would have ruled against Haley and that he considered charging him with perjury. But on the eve of Judge Ward's decision, Haley agreed to pay Courlander $650,000, and the case was immediately closed.
<my link defaulted and bailed out>

spikewebbe

Since: Oct 07

Boston, MA

#17 Jul 26, 2009
PaulSmall wrote:
<quoted text>Sure,...As soon as you can make a post without the word 'white' in it, black boy on your black forum....
That's because I'm responding to some white bigot like yourself on this forum. Okay, Jughead??

spikewebbe

Since: Oct 07

Boston, MA

#18 Jul 26, 2009
PaulSmall wrote:
<quoted text>I don't remember any mororized vehicles in "Roots"
Did they REwrite history AGAIN?
Behind the national enthusiasm, Haley had troubles. He was sued twice for plagiarism. One case was summarily dismissed, but the other, brought in 1978 by a white specialist in African folklore, Harold Courlander, went to trial. Haley said under oath that he had never read Courlander's novel, The African, published in 1967. Haley claimed that eighty-one parallel passages in Roots and Courlander's work came from notes intended to be helpful and received from audiences at his lectures. Judge Robert Ward later told Village Voice writer Philip Nobile that he would have ruled against Haley and that he considered charging him with perjury. But on the eve of Judge Ward's decision, Haley agreed to pay Courlander $650,000, and the case was immediately closed.
<my link defaulted and bailed out>
Mr. Friggin Know it all, especially if it's against a Black person. The post just mentioned "Roots" he didn't ask for you blurb about Alex Haley. How long have you been waiting drop the piece of info on this board, Jughead.

PaulSmall

“Black on Black violence”

Since: Jul 09

IS crime prevention

#19 Jul 26, 2009
spikewebbe wrote:
<quoted text>
Mr. Friggin Know it all, especially if it's against a Black person. The post just mentioned "Roots" he didn't ask for you blurb about Alex Haley. How long have you been waiting drop the piece of info on this board, Jughead.
I wasn't. I googled it when I saw the reference. It took about 3 and a half seconds to blow that weak sh!t off the board. TWICE as long as it takes to clown YOU.
Now, my boy....reply to me. Don't forget to mention stormfront.
...say jugs and roadkill....16 year old and KKK.
You pathetic slob.
spikewebbe wrote:
<quoted text>
It's the north east; it's not that bad; not like down there in the south where every Saturday night Black people have to dodge klan rallies and cross burnings.
http://www.topix.com/forum/afam/T5G1H68AD6M7G...
spikewebbe wrote:
<quoted text>
The only thing we're afraid of is white men like you when you put on your hood and sheets and show up on our property at midnight.
http://www.topix.com/forum/afam/T9ENUBGUF480N...

spikewebbe

Since: Oct 07

Boston, MA

#20 Jul 26, 2009
PaulSmall wrote:
<quoted text>I wasn't. I googled it when I saw the reference. It took about 3 and a half seconds to blow that weak sh!t off the board. TWICE as long as it takes to clown YOU.
Now, my boy....reply to me. Don't forget to mention stormfront.
...say jugs and roadkill....16 year old and KKK.
You pathetic slob.
<quoted text>
http://www.topix.com/forum/afam/T5G1H68AD6M7G...
<quoted text>
http://www.topix.com/forum/afam/T9ENUBGUF480N...
Figures, you're so ignorant you had to put up an argument. You're so boring. Did you even watch Roots? You probably laugh and enjoyed the "whipping" parts and wished your sorry racist azz was born during slavery times. You would've loved to be an oversear and slave whipper.

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