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Pubdate: Sat, 26 Nov 2022
Source: Washington Post (DC)
Page: A25
Copyright: 2005 The Washington Post Company
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Author: Colbert I. King
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Magbie Experiences Respiratory Distress at [Correctional Treatment Facility] September 24.

"[District Fire and Emergency Medical Services] paramedics arrived at approximately 9 a.m. During an interview, one stated that they found Magbie 'unconscious, very sweaty, and sitting at a 45-degree angle in his wheelchair.' His diaper was saturated with 'very dark' urine and his catheter drainage bag was filled with 'tea-colored urine.' One of the paramedics stated . . . that it appeared that 'Magbie had not been cleaned for several days.' His pupils were fixed and dilated. Paramedics could not get Magbie to respond verbally to a 'pain stick' or to ammonia.

Both paramedics stated that the CTF physician they consulted upon arrival informed them that Magbie probably had been in this state for several hours before being noticed. . . . They assessed his vital signs as unstable and determined that he needed to be transported to the hospital immediately. . . . The paramedics stated that they were delayed approximately 20-30 minutes because CTF officials would not let them leave before transport paperwork had been completed and Magbie's blood sugar level had been taken. [CTF physicians denied this when interviewed.]"


While the drug warriors and their supporters may attempt to justify these types of deaths as a consequence of breaking the law, there is no denying that Magpie did not deserve to die for his alleged crime. He was put in harms way, and his death is the shedding of innocent blood,(http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs%206:16-19;&version;=31). Is Is their blood on your hands?

It is easy to become outraged at the atrocities of of those behind a seemingly untouchable criminal justice system. And while they may deserve anger and vengeance, we are called to-

* Forgiveness - What Jesus Did and What He Would Do
"Father forgive them for they know not what they do..."


* Prayer - The Warrior's Power
"...pray for those who mistreat you..."

* Act - Faith Without Works Is Dead
"What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds?"


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