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Having a seizure while black can get you arrested. Leaving aside for a moment the fact that she has lupus, I'm going to need someone to explain to me the 10 hour tour of South side precincts and bad hospitals. Because if she lives in Woodlawn the nearest good hospital would be the University of Chicago. Not South Shore or the fucking snake pit that is Roseland. They drove a good 40+ motherfucking blocks to get her to Roseland and passed (by my count) at least 5 other hospitals that don't have Roseland's terrible reputation. The only reason I can see for them to drag her hither and yon is an effort to keep her friend from finding her before they could try to clean up their mess. This is why I stay on my kids the way that I do. Because even calling the authorities for help might end horribly. I'm just so glad that this poor woman didn't die from their negligent behavior.

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recumbentgoat
Oct. 14th, 2009 11:50 pm (UTC)
fuck. and it looks like they're closing ranks to cover their asses too. i'd say sue them, but the money and time it'd take to do that wouldn't be practical.
karnythia
Oct. 14th, 2009 11:52 pm (UTC)
Oh bb, this is the Chi. There are lawyers here who specialize in suing the city after dumb shit like this happens. They're calling her right now offering to take the case on contingency.
recumbentgoat
Oct. 15th, 2009 12:02 am (UTC)
lol! well, i hope she lets them
karnythia
Oct. 15th, 2009 12:12 am (UTC)
I just realized (because Chicago has such a tightly woven network of educated blackfolk) that I know her. Her mother will settle for nothing less than suing the pants off the city.
recumbentgoat
Oct. 15th, 2009 12:13 am (UTC)
oh good! i hope they get money and people lose their damn jobs. do you think they'll actually open an investigation?
karnythia
Oct. 15th, 2009 12:15 am (UTC)
City has no choice. The feds have been on Chicago for years for shit like this and of course the torture cases.
diseased_inside
Oct. 15th, 2009 12:14 am (UTC)
I hope her mother sues everybody she can think of that is some fucking bullshit. That poor girl.
karnythia
Oct. 15th, 2009 12:18 am (UTC)
I'm going to reach out to a mutual friend and see if they need help finding a lawyer.
diseased_inside
Oct. 15th, 2009 12:23 am (UTC)
I hate that I wasn't even surprised. This country is so chock full of bullshit.
roseofjuly
Oct. 16th, 2009 12:30 am (UTC)
Good.
nepthys_12
Oct. 15th, 2009 12:27 am (UTC)
This is so fucking ridiculous its not even funny. I she gets everyone's asses in a sling and they lose their jobs and much more.
kittikattie
Oct. 15th, 2009 01:24 am (UTC)
Oh my fucking fuck.
darkrosetiger
Oct. 15th, 2009 02:04 am (UTC)
I hate Roseland Hospital more than I have words for.
little_yew
Oct. 15th, 2009 03:00 am (UTC)
I can't even.
deedee_dancer
Oct. 15th, 2009 07:26 am (UTC)
Wow.
steelgrrrlmai
Oct. 15th, 2009 02:12 pm (UTC)
I... I don't even know where to begin. I can't articulate the rage, disgust, etc that is going on in my head right now. I am literally shaking and nauseated. I sincerely hope that the girl's mom sues the living fuck out of anybody who can be held accountable, right up to the mayor, the chief of police, and the city council. I want to see some firings, no-hire listings, and resignations happen here. There had better be some serious ostracism of these frigging cops going on too.
littleeva
Oct. 15th, 2009 04:27 pm (UTC)
I hope she sues and gets a shitload of money and the paramedics get FIRED. Because you know what, shit like that happens and you DON'T call the cops. I had surgery 10 years ago and when I was coming out of the anesthesia, I nearly slugged one of the nurses and remember calling her a "fucking cunt." But it was like I was outside my body while I was doing it.
richirch2
Oct. 15th, 2009 04:41 pm (UTC)
It can get you killed in suburban Detroit.
roseofjuly
Oct. 16th, 2009 12:31 am (UTC)
Nine fucking hours to get a fucking hospital? If I had no idea what was going on and 5 white people were trying to tie me up I'd be attempting to kick some ass too. She was in a seizure goddamnit.

I hope her family sues the shit out of the city.
espnchick1920
Oct. 19th, 2009 01:17 pm (UTC)
This is ridiculous. Absolutely ridiculous. I have no other words.
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