Brown, 29, had went to two hospitals complaining about pain in her leg in September. When she went to the St. Mary’s Health Center in Richmond Heights, Mo., on Sept. 21, 2011, she was not going to leave until she got answers.
She sat in a wheelchair, draped in a sheet inside the emergency room for seven hours after doctors examined her. When Richmond Heights police arrived they placed Brown under arrest for trespassing; dragged her from the wheelchair; and hauled her off to jail.
In the eight-minute video above we hear Brown moaning and struggling to breathe when officers lay her on a concrete floor in a jail cell. About 15 minutes later, a jail worker found Brown cold to the touch. She was rushed back to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.
An autopsy later revealed, that Brown died from blood clots that started in her legs, then lodged in her lungs.
Police suspected Brown was using drugs but no drugs were found in her system.
One could assume that Brown’s treatment was not up to par because she was poor.
People who are well off don’t usually die on the floor of a jail cell.
If this country provided everyone with the same kind of health care these types of stories would not occur. What do you think?
Matt Taibi: Another Hidden Bailout: Helping Wall Street Collect Your Rent.
Here’s yet another form of hidden bailout the federal government doles out to our big banks, without the public having much of a clue.
This is from the WSJ this morning:
Some of the biggest names on Wall Street are lining up to become landlords to cash-strapped Americans by bidding on pools of foreclosed properties being sold by Fannie Mae…
While the current approach of selling homes one-by-one has its own high costs and is sometimes inefficient, selling properties in bulk to large investors could require Fannie Mae to sell at a big discount, leading to larger initial costs.
In con artistry parlance, they call this the “reload.” That’s when you hit the same mark twice – typically with a second scam designed to “fix” the damage caused by the first scam. Someone robs your house, then comes by the next day and sells you a fancy alarm system, that’s the reload.
In this case, banks pumped up the real estate market by creating huge volumes of subprime loans, then dumped a lot of them on, among others, Fannie and Freddie, the ever-ready enthusiastic state customer. Now the loans have crashed in value, yet the GSEs (Government Sponsored Enterprises) are still out there feeding the banks money through two continuous bailouts.
Congratulations, America, your quasi-governmental housing entity is about to subcontract out mass-landlording/slumlording jobs to the likes of John Paulson and Warren Buffett…