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Kentucky Doctor Arrested After He's Caught On Video Strangling A Teen Girl For Ignoring Social Distancing With Her Friends

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Social distancing is important because it can save lives.

But flouting social distancing is not an excuse for assajlt or murder, as a Louisville doctor has learned the hard way.


John Rademaker, a local physician in Louisville, Kentucky was caught on video choking a teenage girl after discovering her flouting social distancing rules with her friends.

After a tense exchange, Rademaker appears to jump on top of and begin to strangle one of the teens in the video.

The Louisville Metro Police Apartment released a statement:

"Obviously, we do not advise individuals concerned about social distancing to take matters into their own hands and confront people about it, especially in any physical way. We ask people who are concerned about large gatherings to call 311 or 911 to report their concerns."

Folks called for justice for the assault.



And some felt racism played a role in the assault.

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His employer, Baptist Health, released a statement on the future of Rademaker's job:

"SIAC, a division of One Anesthesia PLLC is aware of the incident that occurred in Norton Commons with one of its physicians, who was not on official call or due to report to the hospital in any official capacity. With that said, the partners of SIAC, a division of One Anesthesia PLLC have decided to place the physician that appeared in the video on administrative leave as of April 5th pending further investigation. Our well wishes extend to all parties involved and we will continue to monitor this situation as new information develops."





And, though the doctor became irate because the girl and her friends were violating social distancing rules, he himself most definitely violated social distancing rules by committing assault.





Rademaker faces charges of strangulation in the first degree and harassment with physical contact.