This is a catch 22. All the bleeding hearts out there want to blame everyone but the offender here. "Poor guy the system has failed him." You can't force sobriety on him and he doesn't want to be sober. This is not the fault of the police, the EMS, or the hospital.
If I had cancer and refused treatment and died a long lingering death that would be my choice. Would you blame the police???? This man has alchoholism, he refuses treatment.
The police can only arrest him for violating the law, the ems can only take him to the hospital and the staff there can only treat him for the problems to which he consents to treament.
So the reporter is taking bets on when his 100th arrest will occur, posts his picture and calls him the "Local inebriate celebrity." on a public website. These nurses made a flier to been seen by a few and he is screaming inappropriate?!?!?!
Having worked in the ER for a long time and knowing persons just like this on a daily basis I find the humor in the flier. Is it less appropriate than some of the other dark humor that we enjoy? Maybe since his pic was on it, but I bet they got the pic from the above reportrs blog, I bet they didn't snap a photo of him in the ER.