11 February 2015

I Can't Breathe! - Baltimore Police Dangerously Dismiss Elderly Man's Asthma Attack

Despite Plea For Help, Police Ignore Struggling Man's Condition 
10 February 2015

By A.F. James MacArthur 
Agitator In Chief 

An elder man went into a full panic and asthma attack while being arrested in the lobby of an emergency room.

In a chaotic video submitted by a Baltimore Spectator #FieldSpotter; while showing no signs of physically resisting, Baltimore Police can be seen struggling to arrest the man.

At one point an officer even instinctively places his hand on his gun, though it remained holstered.

Early on it appears apparent the man is experiencing a panic attack.

The incident happened when the man was brought to Bon Secours Hospital, in West Baltimore for a medical emergency. While at the emergency room, the man claimed a substantial amount of cash was missing from his person and that it may have happened either during the ambulance ride or while at the hospital. Eventually police were called. At some point an active warrant was discovered, prompting the arrest.

Several times the man can be heard telling police he has asthma.

Family members state initially his potentially life threatening condition was ignored by police. They said some officers even accused him of playing games and faking his condition.

Although taking place in a hospital, no medical care is seen being given to the man while he gasps for breath in the lobby, surrounded by officers.

Eventually police are seen administering oxygen to the clearly struggling man.

Police Change Hospital Policy After Controversial Death

In May of 2014, George Von King, a 19 year old young man -- while a patient of MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital -- died after being shot five times with a Taser by Baltimore Police.

He fell into a coma, and remained brain dead for several days before passing away.

Police claimed the teenager was involved in a violent confrontation with hospital security before they arrived to assist.

In the aftermath of the incident, Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts stated he ordered a policy change, requiring officers responding to calls from a hospital to not do so unless a supervisor approves.


As Director of the MacArthur Institute Center For Advanced Analysis and Critical Comparison; occasional media critic, researcher, independent investigator, and entrepreneur, A.F. James MacArthur is Baltimore's most well known independent journalist contributor. A member of the underground news network for over 20 years. During this time, he's been a frequent subject of attack by government under the guise of law enforcement. Although closely watched and followed, he's often boycotted from being given any credit for his work by mainstream media.
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