In the latest episode, our intrepid hosts fulfill a lifelong dream held by Happy Medic…kinda.
See, it all involves CA Penal Code Section 148 and the designees therein. In The Crossover Show 015, we talked about Pennsylvania v Mimms and the case of Sandra Bland. We briefly discusses 148 and what it means from the perspective of Johnny Law. Keep in mind 148 is the CA section, but there are sections just like it all over this great land of ours. PC 148 is the code MC uses to arrest you for not signing a ticket.
Towards the end of the show, Happy is a wee bit morose about his lack of ability to take part in holding folks accountable for delaying him. But is that really the case?
Here’s the skinny:
148. (a) (1) Every person who willfully resists, delays, or obstructs any public officer, peace officer, or an emergency medical technician, as defined in Division 2.5 (commencing with Section 1797) of the Health and Safety Code, in the discharge or attempt to discharge any duty of his or her office or employment, when no other punishment is prescribed, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by imprisonment in a county jail not to exceed one year, or by both that fine and imprisonment.
Did you catch that bold bit, there?
Yeah…it’s got Happy quite a bit happier than usual.
After that encounter with glory, we devolved fairly rapidly into a level of shenaniganry even we rarely achieve. Not to mention, it would appear that the entire EMS system is nothing more than a Ponzi scheme.
Arthur Vines. Listen very carefully to this warning. The man drops more f-bombs than nearly any man should…but it is hilarious. Plus, he’s British, so it’s cute, too.
Also, HM believes in ancient aliens while MC doesn’t know the Ancient Aliens meme.
Listen carefully for the difference between MC’s opinion on enforcing the penal code when it is him being delayed vs the medics. Here’s a hint: He’ll arrest you for delaying one of the people listed in PC 148, but not all.