What can you say about a story like this except how outrageous it is? I am continually baffled by the insensitivity and ignorance displayed by some people. In my opinion, Police Chief Bowman should be fired and not be allowed in any such position of authority in the future. That would still be far too small a price to pay for denying someone a life-saving procedure, but it might at least send a message to others to prevent a future tragedy such as this from occurring.
The ACLU sued today because a man was denied CPR by a cop who deemed he was gay and this form of contact would transmit HIV. He died because he did not recieve aid.
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According to the ACLU lawsuit, Green suffered a heart attack while driving with a friend last summer. The friend, Billy Snead, was performing CPR by the side of the road when Bowman arrived and told Snead to stop because Green was HIV positive. When Snead didn’t stop the CPR, Bowman grabbed Snead by the shoulders and physically barred Snead from continuing CPR at a critical point in Green’s resuscitation. Snead, who had not realized at first that Bowman was a police officer, obeyed his commands.