VIDEO: Navy Corpsman To Get Military Justice For Forcing Newborns To Dance, Flipping Them Off
Allyson Thompson Under Investigation For Social Media Posts With Newborns
Jacksonville, FL – Military families are outraged over photos and a video that shows a Corpsman posting pictures of new-born babies, inappropriate comments, and videos of them holding the babies and treating them like puppets while dancing to music.
The incidents occurred at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, and involved a Corpsman named Allyson Thompson, according to USMC Life. A second Corpsman, Joanie Barrett, is also reported to have participated in the incidents.
One video posted showed an adult hand, apparently female, with the middle finger raised, toward the baby in the background, and the following comment, “How I currently feel about these mini-Satans.”
The video that had the above comment in it was uploaded to Snapchat, and went viral. It has since been removed. The Corpsman’s profile has been de-activated.
A military spouse, who was not identified, discovered the disturbing videos and photos, and has notified the Naval Hospital.
Posting pictures of any patient within a hospital is a major HIPAA violation. Concerns have also been expressed about babies being shaken during the videos, while apparently “dancing”.
The Navy is investigating. In a statement, Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s Commander said:
“We are aware of a video / photo posted online. It’s outrageous, unacceptable, incredibly unprofessional, and cannot be tolerated. We have identified the staff members involved. They have been removed from patient care and they will be handled by the legal system and military justice. We’re in the process of notifying the patient’s parents.”
You can see the video below of Allyson Thompson forcing a newborn to dance to 50 Cent: