First, a hats off to Kevin of firedoglake

There are unconfirmed but credible report that a protester that was arrested outside of the Wall Street protests today is in critical condition.

He was held down and arrested by a NYPD police officer. He the complained  that he was suffering from an asthma attack when the officer sat on his chest..

The officer refused to get off his chest, refused to get medical help. As a Registered Nurse I can tell you that a condition called Asthma Staticus  can quickly be deadly. The police attack reportedly happened when the person being arrested was simply using his free speech rights.

 

When details emerge, they will be reported here.

Michael Cavlan RN

Michael Cavlan RN

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