(OPINION) – The following was submitted by a member of the community.
…While on the scene, an intoxicated 17-year-old female was located inside and was being prepared for transport to the hospital…
…the officer is receiving medical treatment “as a result of exposure to bodily fluids which occurred during her physical contact with a 17-year-old female at the Egan Street residence.”…
The video continues to be condemned by First Nation leaders and possible legal action is being considered.
Look, until First Nations take responsibility for their actions, nobody is going to take them seriously. There is a lot here that is not being discussed. A hell of a lot more.
The Chiefs are saying nothing about the fact that a 17 year old girl was intoxicated. They are not saying anything about the fact that this intoxicated 17 year old girl was being transported to hospital for some reason. Was that reason something to do with the amount of whatever substance that she had illegally consumed? The Chiefs are not saying that spiting on a police officer was wrong. Its wrong to spit on ANYONE!
Now the Chiefs are looking at a lawsuit? Of course they are. Cost them nothing. There is no downside. I am guessing the lawsuit will be for $100 million? Maybe $200 million? Settle for $100,000?
Only those Chiefs would think that a 17 year old girl, that
- was intoxicated. Alcohol? Drugs? Both?
- had to be transported to a hospital. Why? Was it something to do with the alcohol or drugs she had consumed? Needed to be restrained.
- spit on a police officer forcing that police officer to receive medical treatment against who knows what virus and bacteria was in that intoxicated 17 year old girl’s spit.
was soo wronged by the Thunder Bay Police Service that a lawsuit is in order. THAT is sooo sad. Of course, the best defence is to go on offence. Make it all about the police officer’s actions, not the actions of 17 year old intoxicated girl and the other people at the Egan Street residence.
Now if that TBPS officer comes down with tuberculosis or any other disease that can be transmitted via saliva, then I am sure the police officer will sue. Of course, the 17 year old girl has nothing to lose. You can’t get blood from stone.
I don’t know of any community that would think that 17 years being intoxicated, having to go to the hospital and spiting on a police officer is OK. Just another day in the Matawa First Nations? No problem that they can see? Parents were OK with their 17 year old daughter being intoxicated and having to go to the hospital? Happens a lot does it?
…The Matawa Chiefs Council wish to condemn the actions of the first responders who were present and involved in this incident,” the statement reads. “These actions are unacceptable and unjustifiable, regardless how they were precipitated….
Maybe, just maybe those first responders were trying to save the girl’s life? Maybe the girls was sooo intoxicated that the first responders could not do their job? Maybe the slap to the face was necessary to calm the girl down? We do not see what happened before the slap. We do not know the whole story. Will we ever?
This incident has done more to promote racism in Thunder Bay than any other. the person who posted the video on social media thought that she was showing everyone how indigenous youth was being mistreated by TBPS. Instead, the spiting in the face of a police officer by an intoxicated 17 year old indigenous girl fired up anti-indigenous sentiment in the city. It made things worse, not better.
It has never been shown that the slap was racially motivated. The fact that the police officer was white and the young girl was indigenous makes the charge of racism a forgone conclusion. Same as it would be in the US had it been a white police officer and black youth. Its exactly the same situation.
One of these days, this city will explode. You can feel the racial tension out there.
Why would anyone want to move here? Seriously? Why would any company locate here? If it was not for government handouts, this city would have died years ago
– The Opinionated Bastard
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