Sylvia Browne never predicted this, but this would require a valid ability to predict the future.
Less than a month after I wrote about the King’s County DA’s Office announcing an Assaults Against EMT’s and Paramedics Initiative, one of their prosecutors has been arrested for assaulting an EMT in the back of an ambulance.
Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes joined Brooklyn officials including New York Fire Department Commissioner Sal Cassano; Israel Miranda, President of the Uniformed EMT’s, Paramedics and Fire Inspectors Local 2507 FDNY; Senator Martin Golden; Senator Eric Adams; Assemblyman Peter Abbate Jr.; and Assemblyman Felix Ortiz as they called for legislation which would increase penalties for assaults against EMT’s and paramedics. The initiative would also assign an Assistant District Attorney in the Investigations Bureau to review and prosecute these cases.
If he is serious about the initiative, Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes will probably make an example out of Michael Jaccarino.
A prosecutor in the Brooklyn district attorney’s office was arrested early Saturday and charged with assaulting an emergency worker in an ambulance that was bringing him to a Manhattan hospital, the authorities said.
Brooklyn is King’s County, one of the five counties (boroughs) that are in New York City.
Mr. Jaccarino, 30, was charged with assault, criminal obstruction of breathing, menacing and harassment.
criminal obstruction of breathing?
Maybe the DA’s office does not use the term choking so as not to offend any of the local sports teams.
I wasn’t choking her, I was gently massaging her windpipe, so that she would understand the logic of my argument.
I would be interesting in finding out what they consider non-criminal obstruction of breathing. If crimes require intent, what kind of unintentional obstruction of breathing is suggested?
“He’s been suspended pending the outcome of the investigation,” Mr. Schmetterer (Jerry Schmetterer, the chief spokesman for the Brooklyn district attorney, Charles J. Hynes) added.
How will the prosecution of Michael Jaccarino progress?
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 Assaults Against EMT’s and Paramedics Initiative
Brooklyn District Attorney’s Web Page for October 2012.