Anti-police Seattle led to an innocent father’s death – as his son looked on
By Michael Shellenberger
November 23, 2021 6:20pm
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At 1:24pm on Nov. 2, 13-year-old Drew Yurek called 911 to report an emergency: his father Will didn’t feel well and needed help. Medics arrived six minutes later, but were told by dispatch to wait for the police before entering; there was a cautionary note that flagged the occupant of the address as being hostile to first responders. But the note was outdated, and referred to a previous tenant.
Because of a shortage of police officers first reported by Seattle journalist Jason Rantz, the medics were left to wait outside the house until cops could arrive.
At 1:37pm, Drew called 911 again, desperate. He needed help. Medics waited two more minutes before deciding to ignore the order and enter the building. They found Will and started to perform CPR and apply a defibrillator. But by then it was too late. Despite their best efforts, Will, 45 and a father of four, died of a heart attack as Drew looked on.
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While we can’t say for sure that Will Yurek would have survived, we can say for sure that the Gooferment’s outdated note was a proximate cause in his death. It eliminate a chance he could have lived.
I’m sure that no one — politicians or bureaucrats — suffered any repercussions.
Remember the Gooferment is immoral, ineffective, and inefficient. As well as untrustworthy.