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How Heather Heyer died...

As a queer, non-binary, anarchist, critical care RN/street medic who was the first responder for Heather Heyer, initiating CPR and, with a team of amazing bystanders, facilitating resuscitation until EMS arrived, I feel a compelling need to tell our story.

When we heard the car crash into our march, I was about 20 feet away from Heather, and I responded immediately to the screams for medics. I arrived to find bystanders holding c-spine traction on Heather’s neck and putting pressure on a deep leg wound to stop the bleeding, and I stopped to assist in controlling the bleed. Within a minute or two, Heather’s respirations slowed and stopped, she lost her pulse, we rolled her onto her back, and I began chest compressions. An EMT street medic provided respiratory supplies, and a bystander with medic training began respirations.

One of the critical aspects of Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), which is the advanced form of CPR that trained medics provide, is maintaining chest compressions at an effective depth and speed, with no breaks in compressions. Providing effective chest compressions is exhausting, and to maintain effective compressions, we ideally provide compressions for only two minutes, and take turns with other medics.

In 90 degree heat, this is even more essential. I was horrified to discover, after two minutes of intense, exhausting chest compressions, that a state trooper had forcibly removed the EMT assisting me in resuscitation, as well as other bystanders ready in line for the next round of compressions. The EMT told the state trooper that we were actively resuscitating a patient, but the state trooper physically removed him from the scene anyway.

psst... pass the word!

Charlottesville winery Trump boasted about owning claims no affiliation - #LIAR


Trump Shuts Down/FIRES "Business Council" before everyone quits


Anti-Facisit Showup enmass to Confront NAZIS

psst... pass the word

See a NAZI, punch a NAZI

or better yet...



Crews remove Baltimore's Confederate statues overnight


Southern Man's EPIC Anti-Racist Rant

Preach it brother

Liberal Redneck - Virginia is for Lovers, not Nazis

Spot ON!

Fucking LOSERS the lot of'm!

All American Conservatives should Condemn the Moral Equivalence Trump Put on NAZIS

I doubt any of my conservative friends will look kindly on these remarks.
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