During our SWAT Fuel Warrior of the Week segment our caller has a question about shoulder holsters. What happens to you when you get stopped for speeding to the hospital in a slave state? Tune in to find out. Even you may be shocked.
“A Chicago father who suffered a heart attack on Sept. 27 is outraged his son was given a speeding ticket while trying to rush him to the emergency room.
William O’Neil told the Chicago Sun-Times that a trooper wrote a $1,500 ticket for his son, Michael, even after an ambulance came to the scene to deliver William to the hospital. Illinois State Police officials said they’ve looked into the incident and found nothing inappropriate.
“If that’s the attitude in general, we all have a problem,” William said.
Asked about the complaint, a police spokesman told the Sun-Times: “Mr. O’Neil’s recollection of the events [is] not accurate to what occurred on the officer’s in-car video. The officer’s conduct was proper and within policy during the incident.”
William, 60, had a heart attack four years ago, so when he felt chest and shoulder pain again last month, he told his 30-year-old son, “We’re going to have to go to the hospital.”
Michael was allegedly going 82 mph in a 55 mph zone when he was pulled over. The trooper walked over to William on the passenger side and asked him what was going on.
“And I said, ‘I think I’m having a heart attack. We’re on the way to the hospital,” William said.
William then showed the trooper his bag of medication.
“I lifted it up and he said, ‘You don’t look like you’re having a heart attack,’ which, you know, um, was pretty rough,” he said. “I mean, that’s pretty rough.”
Eventually an ambulance was called to ferry William to the hospital and, after he left, the trooper finished ticketing Michael.
“The last thing he said to me was something like, ‘You need to slow down next time,’” Michael said.“
“War is an ugly thing but not the ugliest of things;
the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feelings
which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.
A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight,
nothing which is more important than his own personal safety,
is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free
unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.”
-John Stuart Mill
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