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    #76
    That's unreal and uncalled for.... speechless.
    T-5 incomplete

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      #77
      real bad happening

      http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23144420
      Jake's Pop

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        #78
        Here is the video.

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          #79
          Police suspended for wheelchair dumping

          Police suspended for wheelchair dumping

          Fla. Deputies Suspended After Purposely Tipping Quadriplegic Man Out of Chair

          Staff
          AP News

          Feb 12, 2008 23:19 EST

          Four Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies have been suspended after purposely tipping a quadriplegic man out of his wheelchair at a jail, authorities said Tuesday.

          Orient Road Jail surveillance footage from Jan. 29 shows veteran deputy Charlette Marshall-Jones, 44, dumping Brian Sterner out of his wheelchair and searching him on the floor after he was brought in on a warrant after a traffic violation.

          Sterner said when he was taken into a booking room and told to stand up, Jones grew agitated when he told her that he could not.

          "She was irked that I wasn't complying to what she was telling me to do," he told The Tampa Tribune. "It didn't register with her that she was asking me to do something I can't do."

          Jones has been suspended without pay, and Sgt. Gary Hinson, 51, Cpl. Steven Dickey, 45 and Cpl. Decondra Williams, 36 have also been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation, sheriff's spokeswoman Debbie Carter said.

          "The actions are indefensible at every level," Chief Deputy Jose Docobo said. "Based on what I saw, anything short of dismissal would be inappropriate."

          He said the officers' actions were an aberration.

          A woman who answered Jones' telephone said Jones was unavailable. A message left at a telephone number listed for a Steven Dickey in Tampa was not immediately returned Tuesday night. Listings for Hinson and Williams could not be located.

          "That none of the supervisors acted upon what they saw is of great concern," Docobo said. "This is not the norm at the sheriff's office."

          more http://www.rawstory.com/news/mochila..._02122008.html

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            #80
            quad man "dumped" from wheelchair

            go to WWW.todayshow.com scroll thru "todays videos" to "deputy dumps man from wheelchair"
            this is UNBELIEVABLE, I hope this deputy looses her job at the very least

            "But he was pierced for our transgressions,he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed" Isa 53:5

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              #81
              Glad this is getting national coverage, I would definately sue the city if I were him.
              "Life is about how you
              respond to not only the
              challenges you're dealt but
              the challenges you seek...If
              you have no goals, no
              mountains to climb, your
              soul dies".~Liz Fordred

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                #82
                Is this my cousin Rodney?

                Hey, is this Rodney Moore? My cousin Rodney? This is Kelli.

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                  #83
                  no, sorry

                  "But he was pierced for our transgressions,he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed" Isa 53:5

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                    #84
                    Great video link and Today Show interview but what's with this "downpression" business?
                    "The world will not perish for want of wonders but for want of wonder."
                    J.B.S.Haldane

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                      #85
                      Originally posted by Andy
                      Apparently the most efficient method is to lift rear of chair to deposit individual onto floor so that easy access to all body areas can be accomplished

                      Ok, we heard the outrage...gotta throw some humor in here to keep people away from thoughts of wrist-slitting and noose finding, lol.

                      <resume expressions of outrage>
                      the quickest method i guess!
                      Courage, it would seem, is nothing less than the power to overcome danger, misfortune, fear, injustice, while continuing to affirm inwardly that life with all its sorrows is good; that everything is meaningful even if in a sense beyond our understanding; and that there is always tomorrow.
                      -Dorothy Thompson

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                        #86
                        This is a great link to Today Show interview with Sterner and his lawyer.

                        Originally posted by Rod the Quad
                        go to WWW.todayshow.com scroll thru "todays videos" to "deputy dumps man from wheelchair"
                        this is UNBELIEVABLE, I hope this deputy looses her job at the very least
                        "The world will not perish for want of wonders but for want of wonder."
                        J.B.S.Haldane

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                          #87
                          Originally posted by Ashley
                          the quickest method i guess!
                          Yes but potentially embarassing and very expensive.
                          "The world will not perish for want of wonders but for want of wonder."
                          J.B.S.Haldane

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                            #88
                            Originally posted by Herco16
                            Firing an officer is difficult. In most situations it takes more than the Chief or Sheriff saying the magic words, it takes city council or county commisioners to agree and pass a vote.

                            A suspension is probably all they could do for the time being.

                            Dave
                            In talking with my best friend today, we both discussed another possibility. If the officers were to be fired, it opens the department and city to a variety of probable lawsuits. Fired officers could alledge improper training and supervision which, in part or whole, caused the act dumping of Brian. Fired officers could also point to supervisors who were aware of the incident as it occurred and did nothing.

                            By suspending instead of firing, the department limits its liability and culpability on those who've been suspended. Yes, the officers are reprimanded and suspended, but the local government is off the hook for any training, supervision and direction it did or did not provide for its LEOs.

                            It's all about the bottom line. Apparently one litigant against the department is seen as better than a slew of litigants, including fired officers.

                            While I'm angry about what happened to this man, I'd like to look ahead. What can be done to help prevent incidents such as this in the future?

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                              #89
                              Originally posted by Scorpion
                              Liz321 - RE: His Chair - I'm not sure, but maybe he wanted to go for a drive and simply decided to leave his chair in the garage (he owns a house) and not bother with loading it in his car since he wasn't planning on getting out anywhere.
                              I'm thinking this seems to by why he wasn;t in his chair. So therefore, at the site of the traffic incident, the officers there had to know he needed a wheelchair, and somehow get him into it. I can't picture many who could transfer from a mini cooper to a "hospital grade" chair with out help. ANd they had to come up with the chair! (Unless he drives around with a spare in the oh so roomy trunk of the mini cooper?)
                              T7-8 since Feb 2005

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                                #90
                                This same topic was reported in about six separate threads. I have merged all of them into this one.

                                wise.

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