Patterico's Pontifications

7/18/2013

Trayvon Martin Supporters Prevent Little Girl from Getting Help for Allergic Reaction, Assault Her Mother

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 6:53 am

Sorry about your allergic reaction, little girl, but we have some protesting and assaulting we need to take care of here, and anyway we’re not really sorry because you’re white, aren’t you?

Georgia was on her way to Texas Children’s Hospital in the Medical Center because her 7-year-old granddaughter was having an allergic reaction to some medication.

Georgia’s daughter was driving and tried to go around the demonstrators by driving on the grassy shoulder.

“One of them was hitting the windshield and I was just screaming, ‘We’ve got to get to the hospital,’ and they were screaming and chanting,” she said. “All I could think of was, I got to get my granddaughter to the hospital.”

“My mom rolled down the window,” said Georgia’s daughter. “She said, ‘We’re trying to get my granddaughter to the hospital,’ and a guy just started hitting her.”

It’s time we had a national dialogue where we endeavor to understand people who keep seven year olds from getting critical medical treatment, and who assault the seven year olds’ mothers when they try to explain why getting said treatment is so important.

Wait, I just thought about it for about a millisecond, which was time enough to realize that it’s not time to have a dialogue like that. That’s like saying we need to have a conversation with an Internet troll. It’s pointless.

66 Responses to “Trayvon Martin Supporters Prevent Little Girl from Getting Help for Allergic Reaction, Assault Her Mother”

  1. From what I can find, most states that have a “castle doctrine” include your car in that. So if you’re in your car and someone’s assaulting you, your use of lethal force gets a presumption of self-defense.

    Just sayin’.

    Rob Crawford (c55962)

  2. this could have become another Reginald Denny incident without too much effort.

    i’m with Ron.

    redc1c4 (403dff)

  3. Ron – Rob, whatever….

    redc1c4 (403dff)

  4. As bad as this sounds, I think it was even worse than the post suggests. The grandmother, not the mother, was the one who was assaulted.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  5. Number 2 is correct. This incident received little coverage and apparently none outside of Houston.

    DN (09d6b1)

  6. I understand that “he needed killin'” is no longer a valid defense in Texas, but if ever there was a case where that ought to be OK, running over someone attacking you and preventing you from taking someone to the ER is it.

    And those protesters are damn lucky I wasn’t driving that car, because there would indeed have been a few flat protesters. You try to stop me getting emergency medical care for my child? I don’t care if you die. For that matter, I’d probably rather you did. And I suspect that I wouldn’t lose much sleep over it either.

    LibraryGryffon (06c781)

  7. If you are ever in a car surrounded by a mob, stay in it, keep the windows up and remember – the car is your best weapon.

    SPQR (768505)

  8. Old story, can’t remember by who, called “The Deadliest Weapon” – guy gets surprised by armed felon hiding in the back seat, ordered to take him someplace.

    Instead, the driver speeds up. Tells the thug “You may shoot me, but at this speed we’re both gonna die. Only, since I’ll already be dead, I won’t mind burning in the wreck. Toss the gun out the window. Now.”

    mojo (8096f2)

  9. A few years back, some student advocates of illegal immigrants decided to stage a protest by lying down in a busy intersection while chained together at the height of rush hour, thus snarling traffic for well over an hour. I wondered then what I would do if I were rushing my ill child to the hospital. If I thought it was a matter of life and death, would I risk driving through the protest in order to save my child?

    JVW (23867e)

  10. Nothing gets out the “Stop Profiling” message better than going out in public, in a large group, and engaging in criminal activity.

    Icy (9788b4)

  11. “Hurry, we have to get her to the hospital.
    Do you have everything?
    ID?
    Insurance card?
    .357?
    Let’s go then.”

    askeptic (b8ab92)

  12. “6.I understand that “he needed killin’” is no longer a valid defense in Texas”

    Then I suggest we need to change the law in Texas ’cause sometimes they do just need killin’.

    Hoagie (3259ab)

  13. As the father of a son who had severe asthma and allergies (think anaphylactic shock here)I can empathize with this family. Although one doesn’t think about being stopped from going to a hospital in time of need, in retrospect (speaking personally now) I would have no problem whatsoever hitting the gas and whoever else was intentionally impeding my way and dealing with the consequences afterwoards.

    If forecd to make the choice between my son’s life v. the life of some anarchistic demonstrator standing in my way, this is a no-brainer.

    T (13d0fd)

  14. The protestors are blocking traffic and harassing people. They should be cited or arrested. Where are the police?

    Dave Surls (46b08c)

  15. The protestors are blocking traffic and harassing people. They should be cited or arrested. Where are the police?

    Dave, in the instance that I mentioned above, the police were frustrated by the students having handcuffed themselves together. This made them very hard to move, and in the end the police pretty much could only negotiate with them and ask them to stand up and walk off under their own power. Naturally, we all think that the police should have just dragged them en masse to the curb, but with all the public image problems that the LAPD has had they didn’t want to be seen as doing something so drastic.

    JVW (23867e)

  16. Dave,

    The article says the police were there and were trying to remove the protesters from the road. It sounds like they were outnumbered, like what happened in the Texas Capitol a couple of weeks ago.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  17. After reading #6 I went to YouTube and listened to Lyle Lovett and his large band do That’s right, you ain’t from Texas twice.

    You say you’re not from Texas
    Man as if I couldn’t tell
    You think you pull your boots on right
    And wear your hat so well.

    So pardon me my laughter
    ‘Cause I sure do understand
    Even Moses got excited
    When he saw the promised land.

    That’s right you’re not from Texas…

    ropelight (3b089b)

  18. We depend on people to have respect for the law and their fellow citizens since the police can’t be everywhere. This Administration’s contempt for the law is being adopted by his Democratic supporters.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  19. Wow this is terrible. Not surprising, but terrible. I hope she and the mother will be OK, including psychologically.

    :(

    This, however, will be a major palette cleanser.
    It’s an interview with a black alternate jury in the Zimmerman trial. The man is a font of reason, well spoken, and gets everything exactly right as far as I can tell — and not just about the trial itself.

    Must Watch: Black Alternative Juror For Zimmerman Trial: “I Supported The Verdict”

    Former Conservative (6e026c)

  20. *juror

    Former Conservative (6e026c)

  21. Attach a tow rope to the first chained protestor and the back bumper of a patrol car, start car and put in gear. Drive to station.

    Problem solved.

    SPQR (768505)

  22. I don’t blame grandma for not thinking of this in the heat of the moment, but . . . .

    If I ever roll down my window and some threatening but unarmed stranger so much as touches me, I’m going to roll up the window right quick and see if I can catch a hand or hands or an arm or two nice and tight and tell them to call the police. I’m pretty sure that the fact their body parts are inside my car is prima facie evidence of assault.

    If I were in the same position as the Texas grandma, when the owner(s) of said hand(s) and/or arm(s) started screaming about loss of circulation, I’d tell them I’m going to start driving slowly towards the hospital and they’d better get all their friends the Hell out of the way right quick if they want me and my car and their pinched body parts to get past the crowd in time for me to get the sick child to the hospital and them to avoid permanent injury. They should also make sure not to tempt me to hit the gas before unclamping the window, once past the crows. If they argue, tighten the window.

    To put it briefly: sticking any body part inside someone else’s car, especially one with electric windows, looks really stupid to me, as well as generally illegal.

    Dr. Weevil (40c627)

  23. Oops: “once past the crowd” – the crows would only arrive later, and only if someone actually lost a body part or two.

    Dr. Weevil (40c627)

  24. Zimmerman shoots Trayvon: Zimmerman’s a White Hispanic
    White guy shoots Zimmerman: Zimmerman’s Hispanic with bonus Black ancestry.
    Black guy shoots Trayvon: Nobody cares.

    Icy (9788b4)

  25. Al Sharpton et al promised to instigate this kind of thing in 100 cities, and they generally keep that sort of promise. They are fully aware of the human cost of their BS, but this is how they make their living and they are OK with the trade.

    It was bad enough that they ran Zimmerman through a murder trial with an obvious lack of evidence, but now they are bringing their hate to Texas Grandmothers? I am infuriated by this. Of course, that too is what Sharpton wants. He wants to show a bunch of hatred on both sides. This is the ‘discussion’ Holder and Obama are hoping for… a polarized country where we do not move forward together onto important matters.

    Are we working towards justice on Benghazi, the IRS scandal, Fast and Furious, immigration reform deceptions? Or has our entire political movement been co-opted by an outrageous and endless lie about racism? LBJ laughed that he wanted to make his opponent deny he [slept with] a pig, and Obama is laughing that the right, the white, and the working are denying their racism while we should be talking about getting this country back on track.

    Dustin (303dca)

  26. Law enforcement has been ruined by PC. I would imagine it’s not fun to have one pressure group after the other protesting everything you do.

    It’s easier to enforce the law against people who take it; therefore, rioters and their bosses are left alone. It’s been alleged it took LAPD two hours to show up in Hollywood during the recent wilding. If true, that’s on purpose.

    Patricia (be0117)

  27. The police were busy collecting the peaceful protesters’ jars of feces/urine, Dave. Besides, the peaceful protesters are just carrying out the wishes of those who criticized the acquittal.

    Colonel Haiku (c0295c)

  28. http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2013/07/16/msnbc-host-more-white-kids-must-die-before-we-understand-racism-n1641777

    MSNBC Contributor: More White Kids Must Die Before We Understand Racism

    I’m curious; what did you all think Michael Dyson was talking about when he said that?

    I’ll tell you what he was talking about; exactly what happened in this story.

    Remember, the race mongers are telling their constituents that an innocent black kid who was doing absolutely nothing wrong was killed purely for the crime of walking to the corner store.

    And the white racists are ok with that.

    Since turnabout is fair play, why shouldn’t an innocent white kid doing absolutely nothing wrong die purely for the crime of trying to get to the hospital?

    Steve57 (15e538)

  29. Actually, turn about isn’t fair play. Turnabout is required. Only when the white racists know what it’s like when it’s open season on their kids will they get their heads right.

    It’s just your sense of “white privilege” that makes you think that kid should have gotten to the hospital without experiencing what it’s like to be black in Amerikkka.

    Steve57 (15e538)

  30. Joe Biden says fire a shotgun when you are threatened, woman.

    PCD (1d8b6d)

  31. This just proves that the “Black Community” is violent and everyone (including blacks) should be extra vigilant around them, and be prepared for armed self defense, since we obviously cannot count on the law. That would be like a 1939 German Jew calling the police to report Brownshirts on the loose.

    Smarty (273307)

  32. It proves no such thing, Smarty. At most, it proves those particular protesters were too selfish, thoughtless, cruel, or emotional to go to a protest, let alone to be allowed to wander on the highway.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  33. I blame the specific protesters, as well as the instigators and organizers who inflame their passions and then release them on society.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  34. DRJ: There’s one specific organizer who I hold responsible. He’s well known in Houston, famously to some and infamously to others (including me).

    You don’t protest at a FREEWAY unless you’re planning to disrupt the public order and public safety. And Houston has no shortage of safe, public, accessible, and traditional venues for public protests. Indeed, there is a very large park that’s literally between city hall and the federal courthouse which has great positive symbolism and superb media coverage.

    Beldar (7626b1)

  35. Specific Protesters? In FLA, in LA, in NYC? The black culture is broken, or there would be HUNDREDS of black “leaders” denouncing the protests and re-affirming that the jury found it to be self defense therefore it was self defense. There would be blacks asking why his family didn’t raise him right.

    Smarty (273307)

  36. Yes, Beldar, I blame him, too.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  37. Comment by Smarty (273307) — 7/18/2013 @ 3:22 pm

    The black culture is broken, or there would be HUNDREDS of black “leaders” denouncing the protests and re-affirming that the jury found it to be self defense therefore it was self defense. There would be blacks asking why his family didn’t raise him right.

    The black political culture is all broken. Has been for decades. That’s one of the things Barack Obama was hiding in 2008. he wasn’t such a radical – it’s just that the political and intellectual culture is broken.

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  38. It’s been a long time since I was a Houstonian. Slime in the ice machine long time. Who is this organizer, Beldar? Or is it your intention to keep this person obscure?

    Dustin (303dca)

  39. Ah, a racial supremacist.

    Dustin (303dca)

  40. Apparently it’s a good week to pick on Houston and Texas.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  41. When I was growing up the premier black supremacist was Yusuf Bey of Oakland’s “Your Black Muslim Bakery” fame.

    Saying someone was the premier black supremacist in Oakland in the ’70s is saying a lot, considering there were a lot of contenders for the crown.

    Steve57 (15e538)

  42. Heh! Several Texans have told me that New York City has already relocated to Texas but it calls itself Austin there.

    nk (875f57)

  43. Imagine, if you will, that the child died of this alleric reaction specifically due to bein prevented from obtaining medical help because of this “Justice For Tayvan” mob. Now let us ask these questions;

    1. How would the “Racism Industry” respond?

    2. Would Al Sharpton condemn the behavior that led to this?

    3. How would the MSM respond to this?

    4. Would there be an outcry to this child’s civil rights being violated?

    %. Would any Main Stream reporter have the honesty to ask Sharpton, et al, “How did this bring justice to Trayvon?

    And lastly, since we are already know how such questions would be played out by the media and the Racism Industry, would anyone have the courge to ask them; “Why is not this child’s death as tragic as Trayvon’s if not more so?”

    Thresheman (b808d1)

  44. Smarty @35, I was wondering if during the GZ trial you noted the presence of Channa Lloyd behind the defense counsel’s table?

    The young law school student and intern who very ably assisted with GZ’s defense.

    Black culture produced her, too.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Fh4PH4VVYPE#at=38

    In Defense Of Channa Lloyd: She’s No Traitor…But You Weave-Wearing Hood Mamas Sure Are.

    Steve57 (15e538)

  45. The black political culture is all broken. Has been for decades.

    One reason why I stress the nature of leftist emotions and biases is my sense that THAT is at the heart of deficiencies affecting not just one race of humans but ALL races of people. A perfect example to me is best symbolized by Argentina, a predominantly Euro-Anglo society in South America whose nonsensical Evita-Peron liberalism has caused decades of dysfunction and anomie, including apparently current high rates of crime. I think unchecked liberalism can easily corrupt any group of people, any society, any nation, any community.

    Mark (3cc14a)

  46. Apparently it’s a good week to pick on Houston and Texas.

    Comment by DRJ (a83b8b) — 7/18/2013 @ 4:02 pm

    This video is helpful to Perry’s effort to bring yet more businesses to Texas, right? They are defensive for a good reason.

    Dustin (303dca)

  47. DRJ,

    There ain’t but two races of people, Texans, and everybody else.

    PS,
    Please let me know ahead of time if they plan on closing the border, that way I can get back home there before it’s closed.

    peedoffamerican (ee1de0)

  48. Mark @46, two words.

    Sandra Fluke.

    Or four words.

    The life of Julia.

    If Barack Obama had his way he’d do for everybody what Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society did for black Americans. Single moms having kids starting at twenty, no two kids sharing the same dad, no man in sight, and no one thinking they need a man around because they’re getting that government check.

    Actually, while that’s been the norm for black women in the US for a while it’s rapidly becoming the norm for women of all races in the US.

    Even worse. Blast from the past; Barack Obama, 10 Aug 2012, Pueblo, CO:

    I said I believe in American workers, I believe in this American industry, and now the American auto industry has come roaring back and GM is number one again. So now I want to do the same thing with manufacturing jobs not just in the auto industry, but in every industry.

    He wants to turn the entire country into Detroit.

    Steve57 (15e538)

  49. Steve, I think you are indicating that Obama is a lying manipulating sack of shiTT

    Gus (694db4)

  50. I’ve watched the video SEVERAL times and don’t see the woman (Georgia) get hit at all. Nor do I see her exhibit any type of reaction from being hit.

    I’m sure she was scared, but I don’t really believe she was hit.

    There’re PLENTY of bona fide Black-on-White violence stories out there, but I just believe that this is one of them.

    Not blaming Patterico, just saying that I don’t believe her story.

    thebronze (5fdf2b)

  51. 50.I’ve watched the video SEVERAL times and don’t see the woman (Georgia) get hit at all. Nor do I see her exhibit any type of reaction from being hit.

    I’m sure she was scared, but I don’t really believe she was hit.

    There’re PLENTY of bona fide Black-on-White violence stories out there, but I just believe that this is one of them.

    Not blaming Patterico, just saying that I don’t believe her story.

    Comment by thebronze (5fdf2b) — 7/19/2013 @ 12:35 am

    Well, then, just as long as they didn’t hit her while preventing her from getting her granddaughter to the hospital.

    My faith in humanity is restored.

    And now, more on Barack Obama’s vision for Amerikkka.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4ZQooPHHAA&feature=player_embedded

    PURE DETROIT! (Pure Michigan Parody)

    Steve57 (15e538)

  52. get off the roads
    stay out the autos
    you happyfeets you

    nixonknew (225630)

  53. If the police couldn’t get rid of the demonstrators, why didn’t they prevent drivers from driving into them? Because the demonstration was illegal?

    Sammy Finkelman (1e81da)

  54. Sammy, I am also of the view that if someone blocks your way on the public way you should use any means you consider necessary to remove the obstruction, but every time I say it here I get beat up. 😉

    nk (875f57)

  55. but every time I say it here I get beat up. 😉

    Because you’re blocking our way, nk :)

    Chuck Bartowski (25922b)

  56. Here’s what’s next in Houston, from the same organizer.

    Note well the typical media BS-equivalency in this local TV news report between some unnamed guy who made a tasteless and stupid suggestion on Facebook, but who there is zero reason to believe has any influence over anyone (possibly including his mother), and the organizer responsible for the freeway blockade (and many dozens of other well-attended protest events going back many years).

    Beldar (7626b1)

  57. (I’m not mentioning said organizer’s name here quite deliberately, btw, since he’s another specimen of attention-whore whom the search engines reward with celebrity instead of notoriety or their deserved obscurity.)

    Beldar (7626b1)

  58. I will say that he has something in common with one of Lana Turner’s most memorable screen roles. Maybe we could call him, for purposes of this thread, “Messr. X” without adding to his search engine credibility?

    Beldar (7626b1)

  59. Beldar,

    He was also involved in the Joe Horn protests in Pasadena. (People here may remember Joe Horn, a Houston-area man who shot and killed two men burglarizing his neighbor’s home.) As shown at the link, bikers showed up in Pasadena as counter-protesters.. Too bad River Oaks doesn’t have more bikers.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  60. Comment by nk (875f57) — 7/19/2013 @ 5:18 am

    if someone blocks your way on the public way you should use any means you consider necessary to remove the obstruction, but every time I say it here I get beat up.

    This is even stronger than Stand Your Ground which only says that if somebody tries to order you to leave you have a right to stay even if threatened.

    The point is, the police should have set up a detour until they got rid of the obstruction.

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  61. http://www.nationalreview.com/article/353850/al-sharpton-posh-populist-jonah-goldberg

    This column deliberately did not mention the Trayvon Martin case.

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  62. DRJ, I remember the Horn case, and it was a rare exception to my general skepticism about counterprotests.

    Here, I’m not in favor of them. I want to deprive Messr. X of public relations oxygen; the best way to do that is to simply ignore him as much as possible. And there’s no way to prevent a counterprotest from seeming to some, and being universally portrayed in the media, as a celebration of what most Americans agree was a tragic set of circumstances in Florida, regardless of who they hold responsible for that. Messr. X would very much like for there to be counterprotesters. I wonder, in fact, whether he or his friends brought to the attention of the KHOU reporter the Facebook page by the unidentified “some guy.”

    Beldar (7626b1)

  63. I feel bad for the people who live in the protest area, Beldar, just as I feel bad for the family in the post. Ignoring these protests may be the best policy but there is a cost to the people who live and work there.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  64. Unless we-the-citizens make MANIFESTLY WELL-KNOWN that we refuse to let The Raging Mob dictate what we say, or where we go, or what is an acceptable response to “being disrespected”, we will get more of this behavior.

    It is not how I wish things were – I wish we COULD have that “national discussion” and have everybody agree that assertions of “feeling disrespected” or “but- but- SLAVERY!!” cannot be permitted to override rule-of-law.

    But we’re not there yet.

    The police have shown that they ARE NOT WILLING to defend citizens’ civil rights against The Raging Mob. I see no circumstance in which The Mob will voluntarily curtail its actions — riots have so far been rewarded with political concessions rather than prosecution.

    As I see it, that leaves only We-The-Peeps to handle The Mob. It’s not just a citizen’s right, but a citizen’s DUTY, to protect himself, his family, his property, and his very civilization.

    The Wild West all over again. I don’t like the notion, but I don’t see an alternative in which Western Civ wins.

    A_Nonny_Mouse (57cacf)

  65. Vermin, accelerator, car bumper, some assembly required.

    GamerFromJump (ab6855)


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