This is the most disgusting story I’ve ever read. I’m horrified that this occurred. Horrified. A newborn baby died in New York City because some city workers wanted to score a political point against the Mayor.
In the greatest, most technologically advanced city in the world a little baby cried out for help. The baby’s mother dialed 911 for nine hours but nobody came. Nobody came because somebody thought their political games were more important.
The New York Post is reporting:
Selfish Sanitation Department bosses from the snow-slammed outer boroughs ordered their drivers to snarl the blizzard cleanup to protest budget cuts — a disastrous move that turned streets into a minefield for emergency-services vehicles, The Post has learned.
Miles of roads stretching from as north as Whitestone, Queens, to the south shore of Staten Island still remained treacherously unplowed last night because of the shameless job action, several sources and a city lawmaker said, which was over a raft of demotions, attrition and budget cuts.
“They sent a message to the rest of the city that these particular labor issues are more important,” said City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Queens), who was visited yesterday by a group of guilt-ridden sanitation workers who confessed the shameless plot.
Halloran said he met with three plow workers from the Sanitation Department — and two Department of Transportation supervisors who were on loan — at his office after he was flooded with irate calls from constituents.
The snitches “didn’t want to be identified because they were afraid of retaliation,” Halloran said. “They were told [by supervisors] to take off routes [and] not do the plowing of some of the major arteries in a timely manner. They were told to make the mayor pay for the layoffs, the reductions in rank for the supervisors, shrinking the rolls of the rank-and-file.”
So these union thugs wanted to score points so they didn’t do their job. And guess what happened, people died including a newborn baby that waited ten hours for emergency personnel to show up.
The New York Daily News reports:
A blizzard baby delivered inside the lobby of a snowbound Brooklyn building died after an emergency call of a woman in labor brought no help for nine excruciating hours.
The baby’s mother, a 22-year-old college senior, was recovering Tuesday night at Interfaith Medical Center, where her newborn was pronounced dead at 6:34 p.m. on Monday. That was 10 hours after the first 911 call from the bloody vestibule on Brooklyn Ave. in Crown Heights.
“No one could get to her. Crown Heights was not plowed, and no medical aid came for hours,” said the student’s mother.
I drove up to New York and unfortunately got caught in the blizzard and I couldn’t believe how bad the roads were on that day and the ensuing days. The roads had dangerous ice patches on them for days and I witnessed several awful accidents, one where a car flipped over. So many people I spoke with said they’d never seen anything like this where the city had just not done anything to help. They said they couldn’t imagine why nothing was being done.
And now that I’ve heard I still can’t imagine that callousness of some who would do something like this. I’m serious when I say the people behind this plot should be arrested for reckless endangerment and callous disregard for life among other charges. I’m truly horrified. A baby died so somebody could make a point about how powerful they were.
Part of me wants to make a point about this is what happens when you have an incestuous relationship between government and unions but I don’t have the patience to think that through right now. It comes down to this -these people knew that people would get hurt and possibly die when they did nothing when the snows came. They knew that and they didn’t care. Their raises were more important. Their political power, their muscle, their seat at the table was more important than the life of that newborn baby.
A baby cried out in the most technologically advanced city in the history of man. But nobody came. Because those who were supposed to didn’t care. And a baby died.