The first one comes from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where one of my little cousins made me proud.
"A Florida police department is honoring a teenager for his role in saving the life of the cop who arrested him.
Jamal Rutledge, 17, was sitting with his hands cuffed behind his back in a booking area of the Fort Lauderdale Police Department last September when Officer Franklin Foulks keeled over.
Surveillance footage shows the young man, who was suspected of violating juvenile probation, walk over to the locked door of the security fence and start kicking it, yelling to alert other officers that Foulks was in distress.
“The teen is being recognized with doing the right thing when presented with a challenging circumstance,” Detective DeAnna Greenlaw said in an interview with Yahoo News.
After hearing the noise, Sgt. Todd Bunin saw Foulks semiconscious on the floor, clutching his chest, so he alerted police dispatch to send the city’s fire rescue department.
Bunin, understanding that time was of the essence, removed Foulks’ police gear and cut off his shirt. Two other officers, Robert Norvis and Raymond Ketchmark, overheard Bunin’s radio transmissions and rushed to the scene to help.
Norvis administered CPR and Ketchmark used a defibrillator to electronically stimulate the officer’s heart.
Fire rescue workers arrived and brought Foulks to the Broward Health Medical Center, where staff attributed his survival largely to the actions of Rutledge and the other officers.
Rutledge, who was on probation for alleged criminal mischief and burglary, was taken into custody for violating that probation and his home detention, authorities said.
Fort Lauderdale police declined to comment on the specifics of his September arrest because he is a minor and that information is protected under the state’s “Sunshine” law.
Greenlaw did, however, note that Rutledge has been arrested multiple times since September." [Source]
Rutledge's actions were field Negro worthy. Now let's hope that he can get his life together. "Multiple arrests" at 17 is not good.
The other story comes from my adopted hometown of Philadelphia.
"Philadelphia man chased his ex-girlfriend around a terminal Tuesday, following her into the woman's bathroom, in an attempt to swab her for a paternity test.
In a scene worthy of the 'Maury Show,' Elonte Chancellor-Brown, 22, chased his 19-year-old girlfriend around the 69th Street Terminal demanding a DNA swab from her in order to get a paternity test on their child, police say."
Chancellor-Brown and Raashan Coleman, 27, were given harassment citations after police received a 911 call from a woman claiming she had locked herself in a bathroom stall at the terminal to get away from a man with a gun, Philadelphia Daily News reports.
'Brown was attempting to get a DNA swab from one of the victims as they have a child together and he was conducting a paternity test,' Michael Chitwood, Upper Darby Police superintendent, told Daily News." [Source]
Ok, so Elonte's behavior was not field Negro like.
Dude, why are you chasing your alleged child's mother all around the 69th Street Terminal? If you have doubts about the child being yours, why don't you both sit down together like civilized human- beings and amicably get a DNA test, together?
"The victims went into the woman's bathroom to escape but the men followed them inside and the women locked themselves in one of the stalls.
Police responded and chased the men out of the bathroom, taking them into custody. Police say neither of the men had a weapon, Daily News reports.
The man never got the DNA swab, police say, and it remains unknown whether Chancellor-Brown is the child's father."
Oh my! All this "baby mama drama".
I swear some of my cousins make me want to holla sometimes.