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18 Year Old Left to Die in Jail

GeoLaureate8
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8/6/2011 4:10:33 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
http://www.miamiherald.com...

"By the time paramedics arrived at the West Palm Beach lockup to treat Eric Perez, the 18-year-old — jailed on a marijuana possession charge — showed only a "flat line" on a heart monitor.

Though Eric had been screaming and retching all night long, lockup administrators failed to call 911 until well after dawn. A detention center healthcare log provided Wednesday to The Miami Herald shows the youth was not examined by a medical professional until 7:51 a.m. Four minutes later, the log shows, lockup staff called a "code white," indicating the youth's condition had become critical.
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Eric, who turned 18 eight days before he died, was stopped June 29 while riding his bicycle because the bike did not have a night light, sources told The Herald. During the stop, officers found a small amount of marijuana on the teen."
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Rockylightning
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8/6/2011 4:52:29 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Don't you just love the police? I was stopped for being walking at night, apparently walking when the sun is on the opposite side of the Earth is an offense.

That story reminds me of "The Pedestrian" by Ray Bradbury:

or for the text version: http://mikejmoran.typepad.com...
Rockylightning
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8/6/2011 4:54:08 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 8/6/2011 4:52:29 PM, Rockylightning wrote:
Don't you just love the police? I was stopped for being out walking at night, apparently walking when the sun is on the opposite side of the Earth is an offense.

That story reminds me of "The Pedestrian" by Ray Bradbury:

or for the text version: http://mikejmoran.typepad.com...

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