Gene "G.D." Demby is the founder and editor of PostBourgie. In his day job, he blogs and reports on race and ethnicity for NPR's Code Switch team.
  • geo

    wtf is wrong with some cops!?!? i dont get it.

    if he questioned the reason, all the cop had to do was go inside and speak to a nurse for one minute to verify.
    the man didn’t get a chance to say good-bye to his mother-in-law. how horrible!
    honestly, if i were his wife or the other relative, i don’t think i could’ve went inside because i’d be too scared the cop was gonna shoot me if i moved a inch.

    that whole situation arouses so much indignation.

  • melodik

    oh gosh. that just made me cry.

  • ladyfresshh

    …reprehensible…deplorable…disgusting… shameful…ignoble….opprobrious…dispassonate…muleheaded…boneheaded…assinine

    i would say i’m speechless…i’m not…i’ve tried to keep my comments PG

  • Too sad.

  • Some people simply shouldn’t be put in positions of authority. They don’t have the wisdom for it. Or they let their personal issues cloud their judgment of when to leverage their authority. This cop is something like 25 years old, and I can’t help but think that he’s a racist too. He had no business wearing a badge in the first place.

  • Grump

    I’m mad that they are still paying him while on leave!

  • Fucker.

    “Your attitude sucks.” Well yeah, buddy, yours is a lot worse. Asshole.

  • Big Word

    A car flashing it’s emergency lights in the vicinity of a hospital still ain’t enough to give a person the benefit of a doubt? I hope they sue the hell out of that jackass.

  • I don’t much care if they disappear, but I do care that there may not be anything that will step into its place.