Here’s how it’s going to work. You’re a 68 year old black man with a serious heart condition, and a medic alert bracelet, just in case. You accidentally press it one night.
Don’t expect an ambulance with EMTs. The police will come to your door and demand admission.
You will say, “Please leave me alone. I’m 68 with a heart condition. Why are you doing this to me? Can you please leave me alone?”
The police will tell you they don’t give a fuck. They will call you a nigger. They will force open the door as much as the chain allows.
They will taser you. You’re a 68 year old man with a heart condition, remember?
They will shoot you with a beanbag shotgun.
Then, they’ll shoot you dead with live ammo.
Sounds like some grim dystopian fantasy, doesn’t it? Nah, that could never happen. In what insane world would police, rather than doctors, respond to a medical alert, and treat it with deadly gunfire rather than medicine?
It happened in America, in White Plains, NY, last November. It happened to Kenneth Chamberlain, Sr.
What the hell is wrong with this country?