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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PaulSmall

“Black on Black violence”

Since: Jul 09

IS crime prevention

#22 Jul 26, 2009
spikewebbe wrote:
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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.
Not back in the 70's when I was a kid. But after dealing with idiots like YOU for 40 years after,.........

spikewebbe

Since: Oct 07

Boston, MA

#23 Jul 26, 2009
PaulSmall wrote:
<quoted text>Not back in the 70's when I was a kid. But after dealing with idiots like YOU for 40 years after,.........
Figures you like the 1970s when if you were a white man you automatically got jobs because you were a white male whether you were qualified for a job or not. You're the true idiot, behind with the times.
travelman

Longview, WA

#24 Jul 26, 2009
The paramedic is lucky to have had other people around. Oklahoma Troopers think they are the law, they think they are GOD. If you ever get stopped by one, be sure to say "YES SIR" and "NO SIR" to everything they say. Keep reminding yourself that you are in front of a GOD. Do not argue, do not offer cute comments, do not act like you have an IQ higher than 4, and keep telling yourself that you are in front of a GOD. Remember Troopers/GODS know all, they see all, and most important of all, is that if you do not have the event on film, it is your word against that of a GOD. That is just the way it is in Oklahoma. The five day vacation is proof. What would have happened if the paramadic had treated the Trooper the way he was treated ????????

PaulSmall

“Black on Black violence”

Since: Jul 09

IS crime prevention

#25 Jul 26, 2009
spikewebbe wrote:
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Figures you like the 1970s when if you were a white man you automatically got jobs whaa whaaa whaaa its sooooo hard to be so BALACK whaaaa whaaaa whaaaa....
This is how IGNORANT you are, slob..

"Back in the 70s,
......when I was a KID"

lmao....you suck at this, you know it?
ADV

Villa Park, IL

#26 Jul 26, 2009
Back in the 70's our meter reader (gas meter) was a black guy.........

So was our trashman(sanitation engineer)......

So were half the guys that worked at the steel foundary..........

Regular guys doing regular jobs..........

Blacks that WANTED a job could get one then.....

......but not NOW........

That's the biggest load of BS EVER written.......

by a black guy.........

“Dave Mustaine is a god!”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#27 Jul 26, 2009
The punishment wasn't severe enough. Behavior and job conduct like this is a shame to the very concept of law enforcement.
boundaries of the univers

Las Vegas, NV

#28 Jul 27, 2009
travelman wrote:
The paramedic is lucky to have had other people around.
the black male [paramedic] is lucky he didn't die singlehandedly at the hands of the non-black male [trooper].
travelman

Longview, WA

#29 Aug 10, 2009
Now that the "The Great One" has had his punishment, what is he doing now? I bet the people of Oklahoma are so proud of him, nothing like seeing your tax dollars at work. Next thing you know, he will be promoted to sarge or Lt. He has certanly shown the world his leadership abilities.
boundaries of the univers

Las Vegas, NV

#30 Aug 13, 2009
travelman wrote:
Now that the "The Great One" has had his punishment, what is he doing now? I bet the people of Oklahoma are so proud of him, nothing like seeing your tax dollars at work. Next thing you know, he will be promoted to sarge or Lt. He has certanly shown the world his leadership abilities.
more likely than not, the paramedic was the instigator....but he easily got the tables turned on him - the paramedic was unarmed and apparently had little-to-no "back-up" for his side. the only other pep present were the intervention trying to mediate and/or break up the whole fracas.
Ray

Wiseman, AR

#31 Dec 29, 2009
You guys have one Ok State Trooper who probably saved many lives. Trooper Cody Hyde arrested 3 men back in Feb 09 near Stroud and while all 3 were hard core one was more dangerous than a Cobra. John Kitchell killed his first man at 16, a St. Louis barber. While serving time Kitchell killed as many as 9 people in prison. He escaped in early 1981 and was the subject of Missouri's largest manhunt. For day he and his crew robbed, stole and kidnapped all over S.W. Missouri. If the research was done Kitchell is probably Missouri's # 1 serial killer. So folks should be glad to have a Trooper like Hyde, because John Kitchell sure wasn't ready to stop killing.
Skeptic

United States

#32 Dec 29, 2009
And why hasn't Obmama invited these guys for beers? and have national news coverage? How Come? WTF? You have to be black to get an Obmama invitation for beer?

Obmama is so phoney!!!
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.
Jim

Saint Louis, MO

#33 Jun 19, 2010
You don't even know John Kitchell to say stuff like that about him. I met him and he is nothing like you are talking about. So until you meet him you need to keep your mouth shut.
road runner

AOL

#34 Jun 19, 2010
boundaries of the univers wrote:
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more likely than not, the paramedic was the instigator....but he easily got the tables turned on him - the paramedic was unarmed and apparently had little-to-no "back-up" for his side. the only other pep present were the intervention trying to mediate and/or break up the whole fracas.
Trooper should have taken him int custody for interfering with his JOB. The dumb shi$$ paramedic was busted for DWI in Tulsa county by a white cop. The dumb bunny could have killed someone with his car and then I guess all you white haters would be singing the tune that a white man got him drund and the white cop busted him'SET UP DEAL FROM THE START' tright white hatters. The emt was not doing his job or he would have stayed in the back to take care of a sick person but hell no he had to get out and show his ass thr RODNEY KING THING OR THE JENA LA. DEAL WHERE THE BLACK KIDS NEAR BEAT ONE WHITE BOY TO DEATH FOR STRANDING UNDER A TREE. WHAT IDIOTS.
the boundaries of space

Austin, TX

#35 Jun 19, 2010
whether for crime, physical fighting, or a somehow combo of the two, the textbook American black male almost always needs the weapon [mostly a gun] to counter with the average non-black male.

when the black male is completely devoid of a weapon, the results turn out such as the case originally profiled on this thread. black males and weapons simply go together. he depends on them for defense and survival.

to borrow a reference from "Full Metal Jacket" [1987], "without the black man, the gun is nothing. without the gun, the black man is nothing".

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