Why is it that ER nurses have no sense?
Granted, there is the rare exception, but for the love of GOD! You get some asshat moron in custody that has to be escorted the hospital. They fight, spit, claw, and bite cops and EMT's. You end up having to tie them down like Hannibal Lecter for the safety of all involved.
They struggle the whole way to the hospital. As soon as you pull into the Rescue entrance, they calm down. You see, 9 times out of 10 it's all a show. They don't need to go to the hospital...but liability dictates that if they are bleeding, they have to go.
This causes savvy frequent flyers to smack their heads on the bars and walls of the cell with full force, so they can open a cut and can go. A hospital bed with a crew of doting nurses is alot more comfortable and preferable to a metal bench in a cold cell block.
So you show up at the hospital with two or three cops in case our guest gets rowdy. You inform the nurse of all that has occurred over the past 3 hours, and that the person chilled out 2 minutes ago. You request that the arrestee be placed into security restraints (the hospital has them) and they look at you like you're a cold heartless bastard. Like you have no idea what you are talking about. They see the blood spat upon my shirt and think nothing of it.
On several occassions I have had to demand the restraints in a several minute pow wow with the staff. You spend the next hour or so getting dirty looks from these stupid women who don't understand that they are dealing with a violent sociopath who could bite their fingers off at any moment. Even when they become violent in the hospital, they still don't get it. They'll remove a spit mask from the person and then talk to them with their exposed face right over the scumbag. Don't they realize the risk they're at? Do they care?
It is especially bad when the arrestee is female.
How can someone so smart be so fucking dumb?