NYPD Stunner: Cops Exit Ebola Victim Apartment, Dump Gloves, Masks In Sidewalk Trash Can

Tyler Durden's picture

If there was one theme from last night's Cuomo/De Blasio Ebola press conference it was 'how everyone has been preparing for months' for Ebola. We can all be reassured, right? Wrong! As The Daily Mail reports (and these stunning photos show), the police officers involved in securing Dr. Spencer tossed their gloves, masks and the caution tape used to block off access to his apartment in a public trash can.

 

 

Not just any trash can, but one on a public street corner...

 

While it is unclear whether the police entered the apartment (which is now locked down and isolated), some are suggesting that for the sake of safety - not to mention public sanity - it would have made sense to discard of these masks and gloves and tape in a biohazard bag.

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Seems like not everyone has been preparing for months (since August) for Ebola... no matter, we are all assured by Cuomo's reassuring words that Ebola is very hard to catch (just don't tell the hundreds of healthcare workers who have been infected despit all their precautions).

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Jim in MN's picture

I saw that on teevee last night.  Made my eyeballs bleed.  Just a teeny bit, but still.

Divided States of America's picture

I cant believe the stupidity exhibited from all the way from the top (Obola, Frieden) to doctors who dont quarantine themselves all the way to the bottom (cops and custom patrol officers at airports)

Divided States of America's picture

Also, I am not sure if anyone noticed a pic of the doc in hazmat suit on yesterday's first post but in the mirror behind him, it shows the reflection of someone who took a pic without any protection, and that was October 16th in Brussels...which means that he had the been infected already and must have been spreading it prior to him coming back for some good times at the bowling alley after taking the subway to get there. But at least it cant happen to a nicer city.

 

 

GetZeeGold's picture

 

 

 

Made my eyeballs bleed

 

Given the state of hygiene....you probably won't be the only one. Probably only a big deal if rats can carry ebola.

Divided States of America's picture

I am sure those TWO Dumbass cops will get a PAID leave of absense for that bonehead move...but of course, NYPD dont tell them to stay home and be isolated...so these TWO idiots will be lounging around some bar unknowingly spreading the 'goods'

LULZBank's picture

Its all scripted bro.

Who was the CAMERAMAN!

SilverIsKing's picture

@Divided States

Not a bar. Dunkin Donuts.

Big Corked Boots's picture

The cameraman is lucky he didn't get his ass beaten by the NYPD. Just because.

gmrpeabody's picture

I loved the part where he put down the roll of crime tape on the back of the car..., the crime tape he carried back wadded up in all the used gloves. If there was anything bad up there, it is now in the back of that patrol car.

I suppose the HazMat team were getting donuts...

Divided States of America's picture

Yup...look at the way they strut about...thinking they did the world a huge favor....then pat each other on the back...you know..to make sure they did the job the RIGHT WAY...which is to ensure that both of these buffoons got the virus so they can spread this thing to as many ppl as possible

TruthInSunshine's picture

Fuckkin' Banana Republic.

Chuck "Get To Work Mr. Yellen" Schumer's digs.

zerozulu's picture

Finest and the bravest of the NYPD.

 

J S Bach's picture

"This town's full of

money grabbers!

Go 'head...

bite the Big Apple.

Don't mind Ebola."

 

- Mick Jagger

jbvtme's picture

it's the bottom of the gene pool.  what did you expect?

philipat's picture

Just a single word...DUH.................Welcome to the newest Banana Republic

remain calm's picture

Breaking News.......Ebola is pandemic amongst NYC homeless.

outamyeffinway's picture

Remember the guy they wouldn't hire because his IQ was too high???

MiguelitoRaton's picture

Just yesterday I dug a half-eaten sandwich and a couple of recyclable bottles out of a trash can just like that (tape and all) in NYC. Anyway, I'm off to give blood and pick up som ibprofen for this fever.

disabledvet's picture

"Card denied Mr. President.  Cash perhaps? No? Didn't think so."

Those people are dead.  Once the riots start "then you'll see the outbreak." Cotton is up today...no surprise there.  Definitely long wash and wear.

You better be wearing white gloves when you come out with the serving tray too phucker.

RaceToTheBottom's picture

They need "Clipboard man".

In order to document Darwin's competition if for no other reason....

Tall Tom's picture

Look. They really need to give the rats Ebola...to create the reservoir.

 

How else can they market vaccines?

red_pill's picture

Parapharasing evil drug company exec in Mission Impossible 2: " I need Chimera so I can peddle Bellaraphon"

PesoFist's picture

Notice that he also picked up that roll of crime tape with his bare hand after taking the gloves off.  

The9thDoctor's picture

It's so easy to nitpick every little thing someone does from the comfort of your keyboard.

I bet everyone of you guys would screw up the protocols yourselves.

How many of you guys have actually done CBRN training? None? Exactly. I love all of the armchair quarterbacking on here, it's golden.

Thanks for the downvotes, but seriously, take into consideration what I have to say.

I'm a put up or shut up kind of guy.

Irene's picture

This is hardly nitpicking a little thing.  The vast majority of the American public has been screaming for travel bans and quarantines.  It's the public and medical officials in charge of "taking care of us" that have screwed up the protocols, with cover provided by their media friends.

I don't need any specialized training to understand what needs to happen.  And, for the record, MSF (Docs Without Borders) didn't even have self-quaranting listed in their protocols for returning health care workers from ebola-stricken regions.

 

forexskin's picture

these are not protocols.

read "the hot zone" if you want to know what level 4 containment looks like. the sheer infectiousness of Ebola Reston made highly experienced professionals shake in their boots.

this whole thing stinks.

tony wilson's picture

yes zionist protocols of the murdoch rabbinica fake psy op media

tiwimon's picture

nitppick? C'mon 9th Doctor... consider this - these are LEO's who will have had some training on biohazards - NYPD is quite fond of saying they are prepared and train for everything - yet a couple of NYPD's finest fail in basic good old fashioned common sense, simply failing to dispose of biohazard items properly - to me its common sense and I am in no way medical...

 

disabledvet's picture

New York City does have public trash collection..something that will absolutely come in handy when it comes time to taking out the bodies.

Mobil gas vans here we come?

Dark Space's picture

You're welcome! And it's not like these guys are forgetting an obscure protocol here.

You highlight a good point - I don't even know what CBRN stands for, but if I had spent the last week treating a horrifically ill person with a contagious disease I wouldn't even go near my family until I was 100% sure I was in the clear - these numbskulls are getting on planes and traveling across the country and riding the busiest subway in the country. I'd frankly hang out at our cabin in the woods for a few weeks, and that's just normal common sense at work.

When I clean my boat bottom with this horrifically unsafe chemical, I take great precautions to peel the gloves off one at a time, and not let them touch my clothes or house or anything, and any apron or face mask I wear all gets rolled up and dumped in a specific trashcan that isn't going to be around anything flammable or that might be harmed (like my kid or pets).

I'm a put up or shut up kind of guy too, but if these guys were trained athletes and couldn't figure out how to keep the football on the field or how to wear protective gear, then its fair for everyone to be screaming at the complete lack of regard to any protocol. The fact you don't seem to have a problem with it indicates that you're part of the problem (hopefully you just googled CBRN and are not in a position that will put us all at risk some day).

If my tin foil hat were on a little tighter I might think they were deliberately trying to spread it....

Dark Space's picture

You're welcome! And it's not like these guys are forgetting an obscure protocol here.

You highlight a good point - I don't even know what CBRN stands for, but if I had spent the last week treating a horrifically ill person with a contagious disease I wouldn't even go near my family until I was 100% sure I was in the clear - these numbskulls are getting on planes and traveling across the country and riding the busiest subway in the country. I'd frankly hang out at our cabin in the woods for a few weeks, and that's just normal common sense at work.

When I clean my boat bottom with this horrifically unsafe chemical, I take great precautions to peel the gloves off one at a time, and not let them touch my clothes or house or anything, and any apron or face mask I wear all gets rolled up and dumped in a specific trashcan that isn't going to be around anything flammable or that might be harmed (like my kid or pets).

I'm a put up or shut up kind of guy too, but if these guys were trained athletes and couldn't figure out how to keep the football on the field or how to wear protective gear, then its fair for everyone to be screaming at the complete lack of regard to any protocol. The fact you don't seem to have a problem with it indicates that you're part of the problem (hopefully you just googled CBRN and are not in a position that will put us all at risk some day).

If my tin foil hat were on a little tighter I might think they were deliberately trying to spread it....

Citxmech's picture

Nobody's saying a cop should have BSL-4 protocols down pat as a matter of course - what we're saying is that putting untrained individuals with no training or adequate protective gear in harm's way is irresponsible and asking for additional infection.

Tall Tom's picture

Now you get your junks from trolling as that it was it is.

 

It is not nitpicking at all.

 

Anyone with a half functioning brain knows that Deadly Infectious Waste is to be INCINERATED. That needs to be a given.

 

That is NOT NECESSARILY A PROTOCOL. That is just common fucking sense.

 

We are not playing with the Common Cold or the Flu. This is EBOLA, a Bio Safety 4 Organism. It is deadly to high percentages of the infected, unlike that of the Common Cold or the Flu.

 

IT IS NOT A GOD DAMNED GAME.

 

When the Doctors and Nurses that treat it come down with it in high percentages, and, they are wearing the protective clothing, and YET IT STILL HAPPENS, then you had better bet that this shit is quite infectious.

 

It is much more infectious than what is being reported. It is only down played by our wonderful misinformation media.

 

THIS IS NOT A GOD DAMNED GAME.

 

What you are writing is not making me think about anything except your aloofness to reality and your disregard for the gravity of this situation.

 

If these cops do not know how to handle this then maybe there needs to be someone else, in charge, who does know how to handle it. (And that does not mean some God Forsaken Lawyer Lobbyist who has no clue about this appointed as an "Ebola Czar".)

 

When you get infected it will be a karmic justice well served.

ImGumbydmmt's picture

The Army has been teaching raw recruits with various IQ and education, (GED Level) in basic training how to don and remove "NBC" gear and how to decontaminate yourself, and how to work as a buddy team, for long before my days in Infantry school in 1984.

Even the dumbest bricks among us had the drill down perfect with in a week or so.

Example: one of many standards is to properly put on a gas mask with a hood, while wearing combat gear and carrying a rifle within 15 seconds of the command "Gas Gas Gas!"

(9 seconds for the mask and 6 for the Hood)

we could all do this drill by the end of the morning we trained for it.

20 freaken years later i join a volunteer Fire Dpet and on my first night of training they are doing the drill to put on the SCBA, (the mask with oxygen tank backpack, plus gloves and helmet) while in the full fire suit.

We have one minute to complete the drill.

I have never handled this gear before, They let play with the gear, and watch a could groups demonstrate under timed conditions.

I passed the drill the first try.

So what i am saying here, by these NYPD examples is

THERE IS NOT ANY TRAINING PROTOCAL BEING PUT FORTH AT ALL!!!

If there was, they would know what to do.

 

 

Jim in MN's picture

Agreed.  The entire purpose of training is to substitute for thinking in a crisis/split second situation.  It has nothing to do with smarts.  Just do you know the drill.  These people do not.

SAT 800's picture

His hand will immediately kill the virus !! We know this. I'm not joking. your skin is covered in bacteria that are just going to digest this helpless molecule. it's just lunch.

SAT 800's picture

therre is such a thing as science. it's a naked strand of RNA; it's defenceless in the biosphere. the garbage can will destroy it; the sun light will destroy it; it doesn't last long in the environment. de-panic and study a little. A tuberculosis bacteria which is large and complex can grow a coating around itself and go dormant in the soil for sixty years and infect someone after all that time; by de-coating and having a coming out party in the persons lung who breathed in the dust. these Ebola things are a single naked strand of RNA; they don't do any clever tricks; they're a molecule rather than an organism; they don't actually have any survival mechanism or success, either; in the biosphere. Remember modern jounalism equals "lets panic" it sells pages. check out the facts. I'm not lying to you.

disabledvet's picture

Explain the pandemic then. By all means take a trip to that hospital in Texas while you're at it.

hendrik1730's picture

Then just explain why so many health workers got infected. In spite of wearing hazmat suits and being disinfected time and over again. This is a weaponised strain and it is airborne.

TeamDepends's picture

"The National Institutes of Health mated live ebola with the virus for the common cold."
-Dr. Francis Boyle, Bio-Weapons Expert

rccalhoun's picture

did anyone here expect any different disposal from the homer simpson's of the world?   my apologies to homer.....he's a good natured moron.   nypd's finest are never good natured.

zerozulu's picture

god bless these two cops. So far no black infected with Ebola is left behind.

Mr. Magoo's picture

Moar evidence of a hyped up HOAX, which will eventually lead to mandatory vaccinations being worked on right now from big pharma then it may really spread once they accomplish that goal and then medical martial law

pods's picture

The only thing you left out was Obama being annointed king for life.

<facepalm>

pods

kaiserhoff's picture

He be a goood prezzy din.

Gawdhelpus.

Never One Roach's picture

Divided has agood point! Moar incompetence…at every level from the top down….that’s why I prepare for the worst, seeing shit like this….

LULZBank's picture

Please dont call it incompetence.

These police officers are not exactly your duped out kamikaze ISIS.

They'd wish to live forever with their badges on!