the "blue star of life"
Designed by Leo R. Schwartz, Chief of the EMS Branch, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the "Star of Life" was created after the American National Red Cross complained in 1973 that they objected to the common use of an Omaha orange cross on a square background of reflectorized white which clearly imitated the Red Cross symbol. NHTSA investigated and felt the complaint was justified. (source)
Car accidents, organ trafficking, and corruption:
Motor vehicle accidents are one of the principal sources of corpses whose organs can be harvested. The victims are normally young, healthy, and usually die from head injuries, leaving transplantable organs intact. A March 2004 Los Angeles Times op-ed piece referred to the scandal in 1997, wherein the Los Angeles coroner's office was found to have sold more than 500 pairs of corneas in one year to the Doheny Eye Tissue Transplant Bank. The coroner's office received up to $335 per pair of corneas, which Doheny resold at $3,400 per pair.^^^^^^^
In March 2004, the Director of the Willed Body Program at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) was arrested for the illegal sale of body parts from cadavers that had been donated to UCLA for research. The body parts dealer indicted in the case said he had paid $700,000 for the opportunity to go into UCLA's freezer and take parts from as many as 800 cadavers. It has been estimated that a single cadaver has a potential market value of $200,000.
"Four transplants were scheduled for that day [at an unnamed Manhattan hospital - ed], a nurse on the surgical team told me, not including unscheduled organ recoveries that might lead to transplants in other locations."
"Under the guise of adoption, children who are allegedly afflicted by grave diseases are taken out of Azerbaijan, ostensibly for treatment...In the course of our investigations, it has come to light that these children are used for organ transplants, but we have no hard evidence," Azerbaijan National Security Minister Namiq Abbasov, as reported by the BBC in 2004
Lakewood NJ Hatzolah ambulance
Lakewood was once known as the resort in the pines for wealthy New Yorkers in the 1800s and early 1900s. The Rockefellers and Goulds built mansions there. The township has a large Orthodox Jewish population and has one of the largest yeshivas in the world, Beth Medrash Govoha.
"If something illegal is going on, this (street) would be the perfect place to hide," said Finkle, an NJ Transit engineer who owns his home.(source)
In recent decades, the population has become more mixed. Some sections of Lakewood have been plagued by troubles with drugs and gangs.
Gangs? You mean, people who shoot someone for dissing their peeps?
August 23, 2009: http://matzav.com/lakewood-hatzolah-volunteer-gets-ticketed-at-scene-of-accident
Reb Daniel Engelson, veteran Hatzolah member of Lakewood Hatzolah, was ticketed today by a Lakewood Police Officer upon arriving at the scene of an accident in the late afternoon at the corner of Seventh Street and Clifton Avenue where a pedestrian had been hit. The officer, Patrolman John Wilson, was aboard one of the Township’s newly acquired police bikes when he stopped Rabbi Engelson, and ticketed him for not adhering to the officer’s instructions to move his car.
Reb Daniel, an expert paramedic who hails from Flatbush, Brooklyn, had driven up in his own vehicle, with his blue roof-top siren on, when the officer alleged that the Hatzolah volunteer had pulled too far into the intersection.
Matzav.com spoke with a local volunteer paramedic who says that the ticket will be disputed and that the police should have used better judgment in administering a summons to a Hatzolah volunteer responding to a call.
Officer Wilson radioed in the violation and was accompanied shortly thereafter by another officer. Reb Daniel was accompanied by veteran Hatzolah member Avi Braude who also responded to the call.
Despite the strange turn of events, Reb Daniel was calm and collected, acted with utmost respect, and accepted the summons from the officer. Matzav.com is told that an investigation will be conducted into the incident.Are you getting all that? This officer should have used "better judgement" in administering a ticket to a Hatzolah guy. Meaning: he shouldn't have dared. What a "strange turn of events," to be subjected to such insubordination by a city police officer. Reb Daniel displayed such profound restraint in the face of such an outrage.
If you want to know what racial superiority looks like, read the comment thread. If you want to see people out of control and detached from reality, experiencing themselves as completely separate from all other people, and superior, and untouchable, and totally resentful having to deal with the "other," read the comment thread. If you want to see a threatening, menacing, escalating, totally unreasonable gang mentality, read the comment thread.
1. Comment from Shwekey
Time August 23, 2009 at 9:07 PM
A bad day gets worse for Lakewood Police.
4. Comment from Rosh Yeshiva
Time August 23, 2009 at 9:17 PM
ANyone have a number we can call to complain?
5. Comment from krep
Time August 23, 2009 at 9:19 PM
I passed by just as the whole thing happened. the officer made the Hatzolah guy get into his car to move it before even letting him go to the person who was hit to treat him! I couldn’t believe it. whoever was there, said what?! what are you nuts? cause the guy is an inch over the line?
this cop should be fired.
13. Comment from Wow
Time August 23, 2009 at 10:46 PM
Now that you have a badge number,whats next?Call and make death threats.Demand that he be fired.why not just go to court and dispute the ticket.and do things the right way.If it was goy would you really carehow or why he got the ticket.
14. Comment from Normal
Time August 23, 2009 at 11:23 PM
Although we are in Galus, this is an issue of Pikuach Nefashos and it is time that we put our foot down and draw a line in the sand…. We must use our strength not only to get variances and stadiums for the local Tutzach’s… I, for one am not impressed with seeing the police chief wearing his Yarmulkah at every Hachnosas Sefer torah and dancing with the local politician at a Chasunah… Let him be at every Hatzoloh call and teach his officers some decency
15. Comment from Not A Rabbi
Time August 23, 2009 at 11:48 PM
Everybody posting here just better be careful what they say. Think what you want in the confines of your own head…but whatever you type here is for the rest of the world to read and make assumptions about the frum community. Just remember that.
It appears as though the hatzola member handled the situation exactly right: he acted like a mentch and not like this town belongs to him! Being in the right does not validate chilul hashem. Thank you.
16. Comment from Anonymous
Time August 23, 2009 at 11:54 PM
I would not worry about this menck creep whoever he is. My friends always say what goes around comes around. One day a jerk like this will pull over someone and he will provoke a guy who is armed and he will get three bullets in the head and all this will be over.
Don’t worry it’s just a matter of time before he steps on the wrong guy and he will get his own beatings and taste of his own meeicine.
18. Comment from Anonymous
Time August 24, 2009 at 12:10 AM
Please correct the post. Mr. Engelson is an EMT- not a paramedic.
Also regardless of the incident with R’ Burztyn, please do not confuse Officer Menck with Oficer Wilson. Eric Menck is an aggresive cop & is always willing to jump in and assist hatzolah members on a call. He is the type of cop who likes to get down and dirty. I doubt if he would tie himself up worrying how hatzolah members park their cars. Wilson on the other hand stands around wondering why we need so many jews with flashing lights showing up. As far as he’s concerned throw the patient in back of the rig & let’s clear up traffic.
19. Comment from amazing
Time August 24, 2009 at 12:51 AM
the cop should be charchrd and arestedfor 2nd degree man killingand 1st degree endangering a humans lifethis police man is pure wicked
24. Comment from brenda
Time August 24, 2009 at 10:47 AM
While the Hatzolah member is a true mentch the way he behaved. It was truly very cruel of officer williams to withold seconds or minutes of treatment for the accident victim. I think Lakewood should make sure it never happens again
26. Comment from Shomo Heiny
Time August 24, 2009 at 3:21 PM
I was there, the facts being presented are incorrect. The officer was not wrong
A month later, September 24, 2009:
4 NJ police officers shot serving an arrest warrant in Lakewood
LAKEWOOD, N.J. - A Lakewood, New Jersey shootout during a raid left a police officer with a bullet wound in his face. Four officers were injured in the early morning incident. Police say the officers were serving a no-knock narcotics and weapons warrant at around 2:25 a.m. when Jamie Gonzalez, 39, opened fire. He was also shot multiple times.
Patrolman John Wilson was shot in the face and Lieutenant Gregory Meyers was shot in the foot.
At a news conference Thursday morning authorities said that Wilson is expected to recover. He was described as communiative and in good spirits. His family was at the hospital with him.
Meyers was still being treated for the foot injury.
...The shooting comes more than two months after Jersey City police Det. Marc DiNardo was shot in the face storming an apartment where two armed robbery suspects were holed up.
...and one month after some anonymous poster predicted that Officer Wilson would meet this sort of fate, because he had the audacity to ask a Hatzolah guy to move his car. But I'm sure that is just a coincidence.
Who is Jamie Gonzalez?
LAKEWOOD -- They converged on the Lakewood neighborhood in the deep end of night. Police officers, state troopers and federal agents carried with them a "no-knock" warrant and a battering ram, the better to surprise their target, suspected gun trafficker Jamie Gonzalez, a man who was to be considered dangerous.
After today’s shooting, Gov. Jon Corzine condemned what he called "another horrible act of violence" against New Jersey’s law enforcement community. "This senseless action underscores the dangers our police officers face every day in the line of duty as they protect New Jerseyans," Corzine said. "My thoughts and prayers are with the Lakewood officers and their families at this critical time."
...Ford released little about the investigation’s origins, saying only that it involved guns and drugs and that it was "big enough to attract the attention" of a joint task force that included Lakewood police, State Police and members of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The .357 Magnum was reported stolen from South Carolina, the prosecutor said.
Police today were continuing a search of the house. A second person inside — a man whom authorities did not identity — was detained but not charged pending the investigation.
The four injured officers all are members of the department’s elite tactical unit. Colleagues described Wilson as a short, muscular and funny officer who loves working as a cop. "He laughs his way through the day," Mooney said.
Who are these gangs you speak of? Oh, it's the CHINESE.