Paramedic is removed from EMS Board over 'deadly force' Facebook post

Source: Daily Mail Online - View Original Article
Published: May 06, 2020
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89% "But last Thursday Governor Andy Beshear signed an executive order saying the social media post was 'sufficient cause to remove him from a board ..."
84% "Smither said: 'I believe people have the right to their own personal liberties, this is not a matter of anti-law enforcement'""
81% "Robbie Smither, a paramedic in Shelbyville, outraged social media users last Tuesday when he commented on Facebook: 'This is tyranny.""
78% "While we certainly believe in the protection of freedom of speech, we cannot comment on the situation; however, we can assure you that KBEMS ..."
71% "'I believe people have the right to their own personal liberties, this is not a matter of anti-law enforcement,' he said.""
70% "In some other social media posts Smither showed support for Republican Attorney General Daniel Cameron who had criticized Beshear's ban of church gatherings and ..."
66% "He unsuccessfully made a bid for Shelby County magistrate that year.""
61% "Governor Andy Beshear signed an executive order on Thursday after Smither removed the Facebook post Beshear wrote that the social media post was 'sufficient cause ..."

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89% : But last Thursday Governor Andy Beshear signed an executive order saying the social media post was 'sufficient cause to remove him from a board that oversees the certification of and establishes standards for the training of emergency medical first responders.'
84% : 'This is me as a citizen speaking in a public forum.'
84% : Smither said: 'I believe people have the right to their own personal liberties, this is not a matter of anti-law enforcement'
81% : Robbie Smither, a paramedic in Shelbyville, outraged social media users last Tuesday when he commented on Facebook: 'This is tyranny.
78% : While we certainly believe in the protection of freedom of speech, we cannot comment on the situation; however, we can assure you that KBEMS does not, and will not, condone or support any speech or actions which incite or promote violence, hate or discrimination,' Poynter told WHAS11.
71% : 'I believe people have the right to their own personal liberties, this is not a matter of anti-law enforcement,' he said.
70% : In some other social media posts Smither showed support for Republican Attorney General Daniel Cameron who had criticized Beshear's ban of church gatherings and other mass events.
66% : Treyton Oak Towers nursing home employee, Kendra Burnett, 37, had tested positive and police put her in an ankle monitor because they couldn't locate her after she tested positive for coronavirus.
66% : He unsuccessfully made a bid for Shelby County magistrate that year.
61% : Governor Andy Beshear signed an executive order on Thursday after Smither removed the Facebook post Beshear wrote that the social media post was 'sufficient cause to remove him from a board'
58% : Smither removed the post by Wednesday and explained to WHAS11 that he never intended to promote violence against police.
54% : Robbie Smither, a paramedic in Shelbyville, outraged social media users last Tuesday He wrote on Facebook a a woman's run-in with cops: 'I wish this lady would have used deadly force against these tyrants and then a jury nullify the case' The Board publicly denounced his comment and said: 'Although we believe in the protection of freedom of speech, we do not condone speech or actions that promote violence or discrimination.'
49% : His term was due to end September 19, 2021.
48% : But she refused to self-isolate and went shopping at a Kroger supermarket where she came into contact with five people and was later arrested for wanton endangerment.
46% : Executive director of the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services, Mike Poynter, said in an email on Monday that the 'deadly force' post 'was of concern to many.'
31% : The man who represented emergency medical technicians and licensed paramedics, said there was no due process in Burnett's case.
28% : A paramedic in Kentucky has been removed from the Board of Emergency Medical Service after he was criticized for writing that a woman arrested for flouting social distancing guidelines should've used 'deadly force' again the cop who took her into custody.
25% : Smither was appointed by former Republican Gov. Matt Bevan in 2018.
7% : Kendra Burnett, 37, was arrested at a Kroger store when she should have been self-isolating.
5% : I wish this lady would have used deadly force against these tyrants and then a jury nullify the case.'

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