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What's really happening to the people of Benton Harbor:
The thrust [of the Berrien county courthouse] is to physically remove and destroy families through the use
of the criminal justice system. Every person they can put in jail; every person whose voting rights they can
revoke with a felony conviction; every person they can cause to lose their job by putting them on probation;
every person they can cause to lose the ability to pay for basic necessities through imposing ruinous court
costs and probation is all part of the process. In the 1960s, it was called Negro removal. In Bosnia, it was
called ethnic cleansing. It could be called genocide, the removal of the minority population for the purpose
of redevelopment of the land. That’s what’s happening in Benton Harbor and the foremost leader
of the resistance is Rev. Edward Pinkney. --Civil rights attorney, Hugh "Buck" Davis

Monday, February 14, 2011

Misdiagnosis and Death

The focus was on Lakeland Hospital Saturday at a Benton Harbor NAACP meeting called by Rev. Pinkney. About 100 people attended, including 2 doctors and 5 city commissioners. Complaints and concerns were overwhelming. Racism, mistreatment, and misdiagnosis are what BH residents experience at the St. Joseph hospital. It is believed that BH residents have the highest infant mortality rate in the state of Michigan at Lakeland Hospital.

--One woman was told by a doctor that her family must leave the waiting room because white people were uncomfortable. Mary Rayner

--Another reported that a nurse told her colleague in front of the patient that she couldn't wait to scrub herself since she'd touched the patient; they both talked about how disgusting she was. Gloria

--A woman said that after her miscarraige, nurses place the stillborn baby between her legs for over 30 minutes; a doctor entered and, in anger, said he's never seen anything like it in his years of practice. Name withheld

--In another stillborn case, nurses repeatedly called the baby "it", laughing about it in front of woman who just went through labor. Sandra Bynum

--A woman's 70 year old mother died after being sent home right away after a difficult and serious surgery. Helen McKenzie (daughter)

--One woman with blood in her mouth was told by Dr. Stephens to go home, there were no rooms for her. Ambulance brought her back in an hour in worsened condition. She was put on life support - doctor told family to pull the plug. Mary Rayner

--Another woman's sister could barely breathe; a tube was shoved way too far down her throat, then put on life support. Again, doctor asked family to pull the plug. Dr. Hilpell was especially rude. Jackie R. (sister)

--A woman's mother waited to be treated for 12 hours in the ER and then died in the hospital. Joyce M. (daughter)

And this is only a sampling from Saturday's meeting.

The few African-American employees are mistreated. One with claustrophobia was forced to take the elevator, then fired. Sheila Duncan

*Please contact hospital VP Norma Tirado with your concerns. Contact info:

ntirado@lakelandregional.org
269-983-8549
269-982-4855 fax

Whirlpool Corp. and Rep. Fred Upton control Berrien County. The hospital has the same agenda as the court: Eliminate BH African Americans by any means necessary for redevelopment of the land.

Call Rev. Pinkney anytime 269-925-0001

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