There’s been an update to the
strange story of Brian Persaud,
the New York construction worker who went to the hospital after a knock on the head and wound up in court after a forced rectal exam. The verdict has come in, and
the hospital has been cleared of any wrongdoing.
There are still a few things I don’t understand here though.
1. If the injury he was admitted for was a cut over the eye, why did they want to look at his ass so badly?
2. If they were concerned about spinal injuries as suggested both in the comments on the original post and the updated news article linked above, why would they sedate him and lose out on any useful feedback he could have provided, not to mention handcuff him, an act that could cause further damage?
3. If he’s that much of a handful, isn’t it logical to assume that maybe the spine is ok? I understand there could be concerns about shock, but somebody in shock isn’t normally described as “alert times 3,” and somebody with potential spinal problems shouldn’t be able to fight off more than one person…should he?
Somebody who knows more than I do about things like this can feel free to set me straight if I’m wrong, but something in this case, I’m not sure what exactly, just isn’t adding up.