It’s just a flesh wound

It’s been a few days since the video of that Utah nurse being arrested has come out.  I’ve been ruminating on it a good deal.  I think part of the shock, at least for me, was the physical violence unleashed in a situation that didn’t call for it.  The police could’ve pushed past her and found someone else to lead them to the patient.  She wasn’t physically barring them from the patient.  They could’ve escalated things higher, “ok, you’re not going to help me, where’s your supervisor” kind of thing.  When asked why they were taking it out on this nurse, that she was “just the messenger,” the police said, “because she’s the one who has told me no.”  So you move on and find someone who will tell you yes.  Like a judge. Continue Reading