- Aug 25, 2009
Politically correct? F that just plain & simple what's right/correct. Blue states/cities gng to sh--.This has become a real problem out here, in Seattle. The city officials are wringing their hands and trying to figure out how to handle the problem. Too bad we can't go back to the good old days and solve the problem right there on scene. A stronger Police response, arrests and jail time might help but, hey, that might not be politically correct. Where has respect gone?
Just now ems member stabbed on run 20th & Steinway in Queens....you can't make this stuff up. BOX 7587.
Can that perp be tried by the Feds and do time in a Fed cell?Why should anybody be surprised, this is what to expect in NYC and other cities where the powered to be are oblivious to crime.Flags flew at half-staff across New York to honor FDNY EMS Lt. Alison Russo-Elling, a first responder on 9/11 killed in a brutal, unprovoked attack.abc7ny.com
My uncle was Lt Joseph Donovan who was assigned to Boston's Ladder 4. June 3, 1967 they responded to Box 2141 and reported nothing showing. Lt Donovan wound the box and as he was entering the cab of the Seagrave shots rang out. Lt Donovan was shot in the hand which effectively ended his firefighting career. He later became a well respected instructor at the Fire Academy. Prayers for LT Russo-Elling.Attacks on FFs and EMS members, as well as POs, are not new. My father, a BC, was knocked out and had his jaw broken when attacked at an all hands back in the 1980s. It was his last run. Attacks have certainly occurred probably since fire departments and emergency organizations were established. The tragic and senseless violent attack on Lieutenant Russo-Elling reminds us of the dangers involved working in emergency services in world that has seems to have lost respect for life, respect for others and respect for law and order. In addition to compassion for those we respond thanklessly to help, we also have to assume that those we respond to help might be violent, unstable and/or dangerous.
God bless LT Russo-Elling.