As sad as it is, some people will let ignorance stand in the way of their own life. Zena Edwards a teenager taken to hospital with a stab wound to her back, and refused to be treated by a black doctor. Edwards who is only 18, spat at officers when they raided her flat on May 6, reports the Daily Post. Officers then noticed she was stabbed and sent her to A&E at Glan Clwyd Hospital in Denbighshire. When she arrived, the doctor tried to clean the wound Edwards shouted:
“You can’t clean it; you are dirty yourself.”
In response, the District Judge said an immediate custodial sentence was justified as spitting in the officers’ faces was an extremely unpleasant act. Edwards was then given a 12-month community punishment and ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work. In addition, she was fined £250 and must pay the doctor and police officers £150 each in compensation as well as £85 in costs and an £85 surcharge. The punishment was just, but I wonder how this would of played out in America, I do not know if a black man would be receiving any compensation.