Black Patient Arrested After Security Guard Accuses Him of Attempting to Steal IV and Sell It on eBay — The Root

A video of a black Freeport, Ill., patient being arrested while taking a walk outside a hospital has gone viral after he shared the incident on Facebook.

The video shows Shaquille Dukes, 24, walking outside FHN Memorial Hospital on June 9, wearing a hospital gown and attached to an IV. According to Dukes, who had been hospitalized with pneumonia for two days, he was cleared by a doctor to walk outside the building—just as long as he didn’t leave the property. https://www.theroot.com/black-patient-arrested-after-security-guard-accuses-him-1835990207

2 thoughts on “Black Patient Arrested After Security Guard Accuses Him of Attempting to Steal IV and Sell It on eBay — The Root

  1. Hello Kreb. This is clearly racism. When I worked in the ICU’s of a major hospital we often had PT’s that were addicted to injecting drugs. If they could get an IV put in they would suddenly try to leave or demand to leave. See the IV was great for them to shoot up drugs, until it got infected. That was no problem, we simply took the IV out which left them trying to talk their way back into getting more treatment. Addictions can be a horrible thing. However it was not confined to any one race any more than any other. What happened in the videos was not the way we ever handled the need to remove the IV. I have never seen a PT treated like that. I am sorry people with a bit of authority over others feel they can now lash out with out consequence. It is clear the security guard had an issue with the man before he even talked to him. He was looking for a reason to go off on him. Horrible. Hugs

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