Wednesday, January 23, 2013
VIDEO by AIDS Patient James Hartline after UCSD Hospital Security Chief Calls Hartline After Retrieving Stolen Wallet - But With No Apology
After being abused and having his constitutional rights violated by UCSD Hospital security guards, James was sent home with no wallet and a bus token for transportation. Two hours later, the head of security for the hospital called James to inform him that his wallet had been retrieved from the woman who stole it at the pharmacy window. The security chief said that the theft happened right in front of the pharmacy staff and after the security chief reviewed the video of the pharmacy, they were able to track down the woman. At no time, did any hospital security staff apologize to James for their mistreatment of him. James now has his wallet and documents this abuse against an AIDS patient at a hospital that makes millions of dollars in profits based upon their public claim of being one of the leading hospitals for compassionate care of those suffering with H.I.V.
Here is the shocking video of AIDS patient James Hartline who had broken down emotionally at the UCSD Hospital after his wallet was stolen at pharmacy window on Tuesday, January 22, 2013. Six weeks earlier, James had a near-death experience when his gall bladder almost ruptured and he had to have emergency open-abdomen surgery, resulting in his being hospitalized for seven days and losing sixteen pounds. James is already suffering from AIDS and low weight wasting. It is truly an appalling sight to watch as not one UCSD employee would help James retrieve his stolen wallet which was taken right in front of a pharmacy employee at the pharmacy counter. When James would not stop crying and he refused to leave the hospital lobby until his wallet was returned, security guards were called in. Instead of dealing with James as the victim of a crime, the security officers began to threaten and abuse James to force him out of the hospital lobby. When the security guards realized that James had his IPAD turned on and the entire episode was being recorded, they began to intensify their degrading bullying and assault against James. The guards even attempted to physically take James' IPAD from his hands, violating several of James' constitutional rights. Finally, a security supervisor was called in and he gave James a bus token to go home with a promise that he would look for his wallet. A distraught James left without his wallet. In America, is this how patients and victims of crimes are supposed to be treated by taxpayer-funded hospital workers?