Thursday, April 08, 2004

Jack Dunphy on Martin Luther King Jr./Charles R. Drew Medical Center on National Review Online:

I'll close with an anecdote: When police officers respond to shootings in Los Angeles, they must advise their watch commanders of the victim's condition so the appropriate detectives can be notified. I was once on the phone with my watch commander as I watched paramedics load a shooting victim into an ambulance. "How's he look?" asked the lieutenant.

"Not that bad," I said, "but they're taking him to King."

"Okay," he said. "I'll call Homicide."

Whoa! That's a bad hostpital.

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