Black man in hospital gown with IV arrested outside Illinois hospital for disorderly conduct

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Black man in hospital gown with IV arrested outside Illinois hospital for disorderly conduct
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A black man who said he was being treated for pneumonia and asthma at an Illinois hospital was arrested with two others after going for a walk outside wearing a hospital gown and wheeling his IV equipment.
Shaquille Dukes wrote in a Facebook post that he was admitted to a Freeport hospital for double pneumonia while on vacation in the beginning of June.

He said he was told by doctors to walk around for a little while, so he went outside.
But Dukes was stopped by a hospital security guard, "who claimed that I 'was trying to leave the hospital to sell the IV equipment on eBay,'" he wrote.

The guard called the Freeport Police Department, and several officers arrived, video of the incident shows.
Dukes said police told him he was being arrested for attempted theft "of the IV equipment that was clearly attached to my arm." He said that when he informed the arresting officer that he was being treated at the nearby hospital, the officer said "'I don't care why you're here, you're going to jail.'"

Dukes wrote that his IV was removed, "and it was NOT by a doctor," and his rescue inhaler was taken away from him.
He said while he was being driven to jail, he started to have a seizure and asthma attack, but officers did not return the inhaler for nearly four minutes. "When I became unresponsive, it miraculously appeared," Dukes wrote.

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Another case of insane behavior towards a black man. Now we have black man arrested for being black while hospitalized. I, for one, hope he sues the hospital security guard and the city police for a LOT of $!

Any of the right wing usual suspects want to speak up?
 
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A black man who said he was being treated for pneumonia and asthma at an Illinois hospital was arrested with two others after going for a walk outside wearing a hospital gown and wheeling his IV equipment.
Shaquille Dukes wrote in a Facebook post that he was admitted to a Freeport hospital for double pneumonia while on vacation in the beginning of June.

He said he was told by doctors to walk around for a little while, so he went outside.
But Dukes was stopped by a hospital security guard, "who claimed that I 'was trying to leave the hospital to sell the IV equipment on eBay,'" he wrote.

The guard called the Freeport Police Department, and several officers arrived, video of the incident shows.
Dukes said police told him he was being arrested for attempted theft "of the IV equipment that was clearly attached to my arm." He said that when he informed the arresting officer that he was being treated at the nearby hospital, the officer said "'I don't care why you're here, you're going to jail.'"

Dukes wrote that his IV was removed, "and it was NOT by a doctor," and his rescue inhaler was taken away from him.
He said while he was being driven to jail, he started to have a seizure and asthma attack, but officers did not return the inhaler for nearly four minutes. "When I became unresponsive, it miraculously appeared," Dukes wrote.

much more: Black man in hospital gown with IV arrested outside Illinois hospital

Another case of insane behavior towards a black man. Now we have black man arrested for being black while hospitalized. I, for one, hope he sues the hospital security guard and the city police for a LOT of $!

Any of the right wing usual suspects want to speak up?
WHAT...THE...FUCK???
 
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Was Jussie there? How about some masked white guys in maga hat's? Why is his nationality so important that it is in the title?
That is too funny! Black is not a nationality!!! It can be an ethnicity but citizens of the USA are Americans, that is their nationality regardless of ethnicity. Got that?
 
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No kidding. And they wonder why the media is dying. They post insane garbage like that. Just think if they still had to put it to paper. My lord.
Is the report acurate or is it not??? You read the link, watch the video?
Simple question... my Lord.
 
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Lots of strangeness to this story. That said, a relative was at a hospital that cabled IV's to the beds and had an alarmed lockbox around the bags if they were administering pain meds. I was like how much more ghetto could this place be than chaining IV poles to beds.
 
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This is an interesting article that puts a different spin on the incident =

Wandering Off the Floors: Safety and Security Risks of Patient Wandering
Safe and reasonable rules

Numerous creative and rigorous steps have been taken by HCFs to achieve this delicate balance. For example, many HCFs require patients to inform staff (e.g., the bedside nurse) when they are leaving the unit. Some HCFs take added measures including issuing a specially colored "Patient Off Unit" hall pass to patients authorized to leave the unit. A unit log is maintained with the time the patient obtained the pass and time of return to the unit. These passes have the patient's floor and time to return on the pass so that other staff members can easily identify them. HCFs should carefully consider and limit how far patients may travel if they choose to issue patient off unit passes. The further outside beyond the walls of the HCF, the more the risks increase.(9)

Other institutions establish clear policies that limit the time a patient may be off unit without observation. For example, at least one hospital allows patients to be missing from their room or their hospital ward for one hour. After one hour, they are officially discharged from the hospital. This hospital policy is clearly communicated to patients at the time of admission and strictly enforced.(10)

Take-Home Points
  • Patient wandering refers to a patient who goes beyond the view or control of staff without the intention of leaving the health care facility.
  • Patients may choose to wander for many reasons, ranging from a sense of claustrophobia to a desire to smoke or use illegal drugs.
  • Patients who wander may experience harm (including death) due to a weakened condition or their underlying disease.
  • Hospitals may be legally responsible for wandering patients who are harmed.
  • Specific policies and procedures, such as establishing an "off-unit hall pass" system, may be effective in providing a reasonably safe environment while respecting patients' rights.
Wandering Off the Floors: Safety and Security Risks of Patient Wandering | AHRQ Patient Safety Network

The issue can be examined from the pov of who contributed to the situation getting out of hand.

According to the patient, his doctor told him to take some walks. What is the hospital's procedures for allowing patients to be out of their rooms? Did any nursing staff observe the patient and his buddies walking the halls? Have there been any other similar incidents at this facility? How long has the security guard been employed and what kind of training has he received? When the thug cops showed up why didn't they deescalate the situation instead of inflaming it? Are the thug cops recent vets who think that they are in a foreign combat zone?

Personal recommendation: Give everyone involved 100 lashes on their bare backs with a 10 foot bull whip.
 
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Lots of strangeness to this story. That said, a relative was at a hospital that cabled IV's to the beds and had an alarmed lockbox around the bags if they were administering pain meds. I was like how much more ghetto could this place be than chaining IV poles to beds.
So, you need to ring for a security gurard to escort you (after unlocking your IV) when you need to pee?!