As U.S. cities look to defund their police departments, I believe you will find a common thread as to who they think will be picking up the slack.
Under attack: After assaults on EMTs, the FDNY fights back with public service announcement
The FDNY is making the social media rounds with a public service announcement warning the public against attacks on paramedics and emergency medical technicians.
The PSA, posted on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram Thursday, comes in the wake of a brutal attack on an EMT last month, and includes tough talk on the penalty for punching a paramedic.
Wright, still handcuffed, then stomped on the 20-year-old EMT as he lay on the floor of the ambulance, sources with knowledge of the case said.
Cody suffered nerve damage and a loss of sensation in one of his arms, and will be out of work for several months, officials said.
Days later, another EMT, Danny Manning, 24, suffered a broken nose after he was slugged in the Bronx by a patient he and his partner were trying to transport.
“We started to lift him up,” Manning said. “My partner had him from under the arms and I was assisting by moving his legs. As we prepared to lift and he stretched out both arms. Then with a closed fist, out of nowhere, he hit me with a right hook, like a haymaker, right on the bridge of the nose. He got the most perfect spot, right at the bridge. He socked me pretty well and I heard a pop right after that.”