Patterico's Pontifications

4/29/2003

THIS IS THE THANKS I

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 10:37 pm

THIS IS THE THANKS I GET: Here’s a guy who swallowed eight bags of heroin. The cops (who have been watching him deal heroin and had already seized 30 packs of the drug from him) save his life by calling paramedics, who get the guy to vomit up the heroin he swallowed. Had they not done that, he would have died. Now he says his constitutional rights were violated and the vomited heroin can’t be used against him in court. Apparently, after seeing him “sweating profusely and breathing irregularly,” the cops asked him if he had swallowed any of the packets — without reading him his Miranda rights first!

Next will be a civil suit, I expect. Maybe he’ll get a few thousand dollars in a settlement. So it goes in this fabulous country of ours.

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