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Old 08-12-2010, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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NEW YORK, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- A diabetic New York City man sued the city, alleging police treatment on a subway presented a danger to his health, court records showed.

Juan Castillo, 25, alleged in his suit he spent 30 hours in lock-up without diabetic medication because officer John Rocha arrested him for resting his foot on his seat after Castillo injected himself in the thigh with insulin, the New York Post reported Tuesday.

Diabetic man sues for subway maltreatment - UPI.com
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Old 08-12-2010, 10:20 PM
 
Location: California
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Rightfully so. What was that cop thinking??
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Old 08-13-2010, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Maryland about 20 miles NW of DC
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Rightfully so. What was that cop thinking??

All that cop saw was a dirty, young, latino male and an illegal to boot. Why should he have thought anything else?
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Old 08-13-2010, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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What's the rest of the story?
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Old 08-13-2010, 01:25 PM
 
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i hope mr castillo wins big, and the cop gets fired. it is one thing to do something like that to a bum doing it intentionally for no reason, but to treat a diabetic in that manner is irresponsible.
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Old 08-13-2010, 01:27 PM
 
Location: southern california
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lawyers, when we have degenerated into a sci fi nightmare, will be remembered as the cause of downfall.
training the police is avoid crime and arrests is the 1st step. now, everytime a cop makes an arrest or uses a weapon, his pension is on the line.
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Old 08-13-2010, 02:01 PM
 
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lawyers, when we have degenerated into a sci fi nightmare, will be remembered as the cause of downfall.
training the police is avoid crime and arrests is the 1st step. now, everytime a cop makes an arrest or uses a weapon, his pension is on the line.
the problem isnt the arrest itself, the problem is the blatant irresponsibility the cops showed by not giving a diabetic their medications when they are needed, and the guy ending up in the hospital on a bravo sierra charge.

cops are supposed to be trained to keep a cool head when the sierra hits the fan. cops are also supposedly trained to deal properly with situations as they occur. i dont agree with giving a junkie herion or what ever their drug of choice is while in prison, but when people have a documented medical condition that requires medication, and the cops withhold that medication, that is where the irresponsibility comes in.
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Old 08-13-2010, 02:38 PM
 
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So a guy puts his foot on the seat and gets 30 hours in a lockup. Needless to say, the judge throws it out. That shows an over-reaction on the part of the cops, not just the one who arrested him but right up the chain of command. It is irresponsible and unreasonable policing.

In addition, you have mistreatment of the man by denying him insulin. That borders on the criminal.

I don't really care whether he gets a big settlement or not. More important is what is to be done about bad policing and cops who clearly think they are above the law.
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Old 08-13-2010, 02:47 PM
 
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This guy deserves to get a huge settlement
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