He who strikes the blow forgets it
But he who bears the scar remembers
Crucified Again by Arcade Fire

It is easy to make pain for others, an otherwise forgettable act that leaves little to no marks on the actor. But for the victim, the pain can last forever, deep physical and emotional scars that can last a lifetime. A disaster is the same — those giving aid have the luxury of leaving, while those stuck in a destroyed country are forever pinned down to remember.

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Our voices break with the emotion Crucified Again by Arcade Fire

Like a pre-pubescent teenage boy, anyone with sharp emotions can have their voice “break,” rapidly shifting up in pitch and taking on a high, sharp tone.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyooALwfxO8

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If you have any questions or concerns, you may call our office at 404-785-6395 Letter to the Family of Anthony Stokes Denying Heart Transplant by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

An unfortunate reality is that, much like what happened in the Zimmerman trial when Spike Lee shared what he thought was George Zimmerman’s address, thousands of people will now call this number and attempt to sway the hospital without facts.

DO NOT CALL THIS NUMBER! IT DOES NOT HELP ANYONE!

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Due to having a history of non-compliance Letter to the Family of Anthony Stokes Denying Heart Transplant by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

“Non-compliance” is a medical term, here stemming directly from commonly accepted organ transplant procedures.

Everyone has a different genetic makeup — it’s what makes us all different. When you get an organ transplant, the new body part may not be a perfect match for you, causing a number of lifelong symptoms and pains. The only solution is to adapt to taking a series of pills multiple times per day, every single day, for life.

Stokes was noted by the hospital to have a chance, whether historically or in the future, to miss or delay pre-care medications. This means that he is a likely candidate to not take pills or otherwise not follow the prescribed medication schedules. Non-compliance is extremely strict, such that the hospital determined that he did not have the responsibly take his medicine and care for the heart. Hearts in particular are extremely hard to get and require years on a waitlist.

Stokes' parents have suggested that their son’s past bad behavior played a factor, but this is standard procedure. Competition and care for heart transplants is so severe that, by disregarding medicine instructions, anyone can and will have their waitlist spot removed.

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August 13th, 2013

Updated to reflect that, thanks! The intended insinuation was that “non-compliance” failures are very common, and this case is not unique. Regardless, the use of the term “non-compliance” is very specific when dealing with organ donation — it literally means “failure to adhere to medical advice” in the wake of a transplant. In a medical setting, this means not taking medications on time or otherwise missing appointments, not out-of-hospital activity or “poor grades.”

Kirstin
August 13th, 2013

Not a suggestion, a question. Gavin, no other news source is reporting that Anthony Stokes was refused primarily due to not following a medication schedule. Where did you get your information?

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The Supreme Court has recognized that "the degree of community resentment aroused by particular practices is clearly relevant to an assessment of the quality of the intrusion upon reasonable expectations of personal security." Stop and Frisk Ruling [Floyd, et al vs. The City of New York] by US District Court, Southern District Of New York (Ft. David Ourlicht, Deon Dennis, Lalit Clarkson & Shira Scheindlin)

Courts, particularly in large lawsuits with multiple “shadow” clients, generally approach the terms one-by-one. The key evidence, the violation of the 4th Amendment, is first addressed. After this, the anecdotal pains and stories take a role. While not the chief reason for the overturn, the stories help to frame the impact of Stop and Frisk on ordinary people.

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Rather, this case is about whether the City has a policy or custom of violating the Constitution by making unlawful stops and conducting unlawful frisks Stop and Frisk Ruling [Floyd, et al vs. The City of New York] by US District Court, Southern District Of New York (Ft. David Ourlicht, Deon Dennis, Lalit Clarkson & Shira Scheindlin)

The argument stems from the very clear terms of the 4th Amendment:

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

In short, you are guaranteed the ability to deny search unless “probably cause” is established, evidence of a crime in progress. Otherwise, a search is a full Constitutional violation.

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Over 80% of these 4.4 million stops were of blacks or Hispanics Stop and Frisk Ruling [Floyd, et al vs. The City of New York] by US District Court, Southern District Of New York (Ft. David Ourlicht, Deon Dennis, Lalit Clarkson & Shira Scheindlin)

But chances are, if you were white or asian, this never affected you. Stop and Frisk focused predominantly in “urban” centers of New York City, areas with high concentrations of minorities. Regardless of the situation, some 3.5 million plus people of color were stopped in New York, radically dispelling any arguments of “fair” in the practice. Even when not racially charged, the focus in “hot” neighborhoods put an undue burden on certain populations to face the police.

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This case is about the tension between liberty and public safety in the use of a
proactive policing tool called "stop and frisk." The New York City Police Department ("NYPD") made 4.4 million stops between January 2004 and June 2012
Stop and Frisk Ruling [Floyd, et al vs. The City of New York] by US District Court, Southern District Of New York (Ft. David Ourlicht, Deon Dennis, Lalit Clarkson & Shira Scheindlin)

“Stop and frisk” made the argument that, without reasonable suspicion, police officers could at any point stop and search anyone on the street. Rather than waiting for signs of crime, from evidence to support reasonable doubt to weapons and drugs, police “proactively” searched anyone and everyone. As expected, this measure was found unconstitutional, due to its complete bypassing of the 4th Amendment.

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Based on this meeting and discussion by our team, the decision was made that Anthony is currently not a transplant candidate Letter to the Family of Anthony Stokes Denying Heart Transplant by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

A common tool used by professionals in life-critical roles, from EMTs and doctors to executioners and military officers, is to make possibly fatal decisions in a group effort. Not only does the measure prevent rash, unplanned decisions, but also helps to mitigate PTSD-related symptoms after a decision is made. It is easy to blame one doctor if something along the lines of “Dr. X decided” is the message, placing intense and unwarranted stress on that doctor’s shoulders.

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The first one is, I will take full credit and full responsibility for anything that’s not right at Patch. If the coffee machine doesn’t work, or a town doesn’t work — anything that’s going wrong at Patch you can blame me for it. I founded Patch, we brought it into AOL, we’ve been very busy turning around AOL overall AOL Conference Call Regarding Patch by Tim Armstrong

Overall, this is a common business strategy, but a poor one, especially given his later firing of Abel Lenz. By assuming all responsibility for both tiny faults and large-scale issues, Armstrong fails to allow for solutions to these issues. As a result, even very fixable things are left to languish, with no accountability on the part of the actual person with responsibility to fix them.

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