Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Eutisha Rennix: Pregnant woman dies after being ignored by EMTs on coffee break (A Call For Justice!)

"There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest." - Elie Wiesel

My heart is breaking right now. Sadly, this case that I'm writing about reminds me of Public Enemy's 911 is a Joke.

I hadn't even read about this until today, this was the first time I am hearing about it. But then again, I am not surprised because Eutisha Rennix was a black woman, and we all know how bad it sucks to be aggrieved, black and female.

This should've been all over news stations, and it should've been blasted everywhere. I guess not even the fact that an unborn child was lost matters either.

Sean Green, Melisa Jackson (and 10 firefighters sitting outside of the Au Bon Pain restaurant) let Eutisha Jackson go through seizures as if she were a dog or a mangy animal, too worthless to be saved.

They lied about their qualifications, so they could continue stuffing their vile faces and now they want their unions to save their asses.

You know what, Sean and Melisa? Even if your union managed to get you out of this, there's nothing in this world that will redeem you for being the pieces of animal dung that you are. I sincerely want to apologize to animals and their dung all over for even likening people like you to them, but that's the closest thing I could think of to describe your "make up."

People don't become EMTs to sit around eating BREAD while someone dies. They become doctors, EMTs, firefighters and cops to HELP other people. Was Eutisha not worthy of your help because she was black? Or maybe you thought she was fat, and not blonde enough? Whatever the other reasons are, we know for a fact that you felt she and her child were unworthy of being saved by your lack of attention.

I know that it's Christmas, and we are supposed to be doing this whole "peace on Earth and goodwill to man" thing, but Jackson and Green are not human beings, they are beasts and they need to be taken to task.

I know they are currently suspended without pay, but we need to send a clear message that they should NEVER return. They aren't even fit to clean bathrooms at McDonald's if you ask me.

They should be fired, and we need to speak up for Eutisha and with her family against this inhumane treatment of an innocent woman and her child. The poor baby...

I did the homework for you, so don't you worry about having to use your Google hand, because mine has done the work for us.

Let's start RIGHT here among the internet family at The Intersection of Madness & Reality and demand justice for Eutisha, her unborn child and her family. If we stand for nothing, we'll fall for anything. And black people, aren't we tired of falling for any damned thing?

Here's the information you'll need to voice your concern over the senseless loss of two human lives for reasons that will never be justified:

The Uniformed EMTs, Paramedics & Fire Inspectors - F.D.N.Y. - Local 2507
Affiliated with District Council 37,
American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO

LOCAL 2507 Union Headquarters • 4709 30th Street • Long Island City, NY 11101 • 718.371.0310

Chain of command (from the top)
Patrick J. Bahnken

Vice President
Israel Miranda

Joe Conzo

Recording Secretary
Donald Faeth

Executive Board
Renae O'Carroll
Daryl Chalmers
Jeff Samerson (Their Union Rep)
Julius Squillaro
Oren Barzilay
Nancy Lincke
Octavio Collado

I couldn't find an email, but I think phone calls are better. I'm calling on my way to work tomorrow (the only time I usually have to use my phone other than text messaging).

Please don't let them have died in vain... The next time it could be you or a loved one or a friend.  We aren't 3/5 of a human being.  We are people too, and regardless of race, people deserve to be helped when they are in danger.

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