Minneapolis police arrested Dr. Marc Martel for refusing to draw blood from Erik Lamont Lindsey without his consent. Lindsey had allegedly stabbed a man to death, and the police who arrested him brought him to the hospital for a blood alcohol test. But hospital policy requires either the consent of the patient or a written court order, and Martel refused the request. Police had a judge call and orally tell the doctor to draw the blood, but Martel still refused and was arrested for obstruction. Finally, after five hours a judge sent a written order, and another doctor drew the blood. Police later decided not to press charges against Martel.
The Washington Post Tried To Memory-Hole Kamala Harris' Bad Joke About Inmates Begging for Food and Water
At a time when legacy publications are increasingly seen as playing for one political "team" or the other, this type of editorial decision will not do anything to fix that perception.
California Preservationists Sue To Overturn Law That Requires Property Owners Consent To Having Their Homes Landmarked
The lawsuit from three Orange County preservation groups argues that supposedly historic buildings should be afforded the same environmental protections as "air, water, and forests."
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