Holy crap! Read this: Odenville, AL Fire Chief Terminated FireLawBlog.com
Did I read that correctly? Did a Fire Chief really FLUSH TWO STILLBORN TWINS DOWN A TOILET!?
No way, that's gotta be a hoax… I mean, that can't happen, right? Please tell me that nobody is that stupid. Please restore at least a little of my faith in humanity…
FireLawBlog.com's story on this has a link to the St. Clair Times article on the subject, and it looks like there's a lot more to this story than has been reported. The comments on the article are pretty telling… although I still have very little idea on what actually went on here. At face value, I can't see any possible reason that this would have happened. I just don't understand. Maybe if she miscarried into the commode maybe? I suppose they *could* have missed them… right?
Also, the former chief defended himself with this cryptic statement, which I've seen repeated three times in various articles on the story:
"There were two of us there, and we followed protocol,” Davis said. “We followed the state protocol issued by the medic who was in charge at the scene.”
Soooo… Um… The medic… issues state protocol? and he/she ordered this? Aaaannnd… I'm sorry I just don't understand the statement. Maybe it's a bad quote, I don't know.
Anyway, here's the followup story. I just thought I'd call it to your attention.