I’m going to say I haven’t been this angry in a very long time. The abuse of power, and the nurse’s fear, I see in this video makes me so angry I’m shaking. Fear is a primal reaction when seeing someone, who is supposed to be calm and professional, flip to acting out of control and abusive. I feel her fear. I’m still disgusted with the police who arrested her and even more so with the police who stood around and did nothing.
Nurse calmly tells policeman why she cannot comply with his request (it’s breaking the law). What happens next is terrifying.
** Warning: Trigger warning for those who’ve been attacked or wrongly arrested before
Short version of the video –
Complete version of video – audio starts at 36 seconds.
In this video, at 11:30, you will see sexism and mansplaining in the worst possible way. The second police on the scene is talking down to her and explaining the law to her, but he is the one who is wrong. We women face this kind of shit everyday.
My comments on the video:
*Please forgive the amount of comments and cursing. I had a lot to say.
This is what Gov. Gary Herbert had to say about the incident.
Words from Salt Lake Police Department
There are thousands of comments about this incident, so I gabbed a few from Twitter.
Many people were calling for the Detective to be fired.
Others talked about prior issues with the police at this hospital.
And many others praised the nurse on how she handled herself
Biskupski said in her statement she watched the video of the incident.
“What I saw is completely unacceptable to the values of my Administration and of the values of the Salt Lake City Police Department. I extend a personal apology to Ms. Wubbles for what she has been through for simply doing her job.”
Salt Lake mayor calls nurse arrest unacceptable
If you’re as furious as I am about the detective abusing his power over the nurse, please submit a complaint. You don’t have to give your #.
I have a huge amount of respect for policemen / women everywhere. Their jobs are hard enough without the unprofessional members bringing unwanted attention to their job. This is why it’s so important to get rid of the “Blue Line” mentality. Weeding out the bad police members will allow better recruits to join the force. With better employees wearing badges, the professional ranks of the police can work to do their jobs and not work everyday watching their backs.
No matter who you are. If you see police brutality or abuse of power, speak up.
Together we can make the force safer for everyone.
Until next time…Be safe, be kind, be happy, and take time to love one another. We’re all in this together.
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