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."
A Kentucky doctor who violently attacked a group of teen girls, choking one of them, apparently for failing to prac… https://t.co/OsOXpD55gF— NBC News (@NBC News)1586406003.0
Folks called for justice for the assault.
John Rademaker. he is a medical doctor & anesthesiologists. you can contact the Kentucky or Indiana medical board… https://t.co/phnOnFxkoj— des’ (@des’)1586179692.0
And some felt racism played a role in the assault.
John Rademaker, MD physically assaulted the ONLY black woman in this group. She wasn’t physically near him and didn… https://t.co/CLC49bsiCI— Jackary Xander (@Jackary Xander)1586199480.0
Don't forget about Mary Rademaker with thug husband John Rademaker. https://t.co/vYSGIBiyUI— SuperSoulSistah (@SuperSoulSistah)1586211462.0
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."
@TravisAllen02 @courierjournal That’s Dr. John Rademaker, an anesthesiologist. His wife, who initiated the confront… https://t.co/rQ6dIM66Vz— Tiffany #MyBodyMyChoice (@Tiffany #MyBodyMyChoice)1586215175.0
Dr. John B. Rademaker has been identified in a video surfaced online where by witnesses report that he and his wife… https://t.co/PPgSsKWjBR— stargyal olivia (@stargyal olivia)1586200408.0
So the doctors were drunk and racist? Kentucky do not let John Rademaker put you to sleep if you're black. https://t.co/HkrAu2MRSf— SuperSoulSistah (@SuperSoulSistah)1586211718.0
Again, these are two doctors beating up this Black girl. Dr. John B. Rademaker and his wife Dr. Karla Guess.… https://t.co/9hNn0p6KDl— Noirdos (@Noirdos)1586222483.0
So Dr. John Rademaker (Louisville (KY)) gets on a black child about social distancing only to break the rules of so… https://t.co/ICNsNWSsFo— Racist Of The Week (@Racist Of The Week)1586222834.0
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.
Twitter Do yo thing?!! A white Louisville doctor from Indiana strangled a black girl for not social distancing out… https://t.co/hJPP5V05tg— Jamese. (@Jamese.)1586187142.0
This is Dr. John B Rademaker MD. Practice Locations: 1850 State St New Albany, Indiana 47150-4990 Map and Direction… https://t.co/VkkJbWHuOE— Mamba Forever 🏆 (@Mamba Forever 🏆)1586221215.0
These are the white people that choked a Black teenage girl for not social distancing. Dr. John B. Rademaker and h… https://t.co/CziOrM9Nwk— Noirdos (@Noirdos)1586222111.0
Rademaker faces charges of strangulation in the first degree and harassment with physical contact.