White WWII Veteran Calls for Help and Dies as Black Nurses Laugh


A hidden video from 2014 showed nurses laughing as a World War II veteran repeatedly called for help and died while in their care.

The family of James Dempsey, 89, of Woodstock, Ga., hid a camera in the late veteran’s room in the Northeast Atlanta Health and Rehabilitation Center which captured the night he died.

The video showed the decorated WWII veteran repeatedly calling for help, saying he could not breathe. It also showed the nurses failing to take life-saving measures and laughing as they tried to start an oxygen machine.

Dempsey’s family sued the nursing home in 2014 following the veteran’s death. Dempsey’s family declined to comment on the video, citing a settlement with the nursing home, WXIA-TV reported.

The nursing home’s attorneys attempted to stop media news outlet WXIA-TV from getting the video but a DeKalb County Judge ruled to unseal the footage.

The nurses, including a nursing supervisor, Wanda Nuckles, told Dempsey’s family lawyers in the deposition that when she learned the veteran had stopped breathing, she rushed to his room and took over CPR, keeping it up until paramedics, WXIA-TV reported.

However, the secret video showed that nobody was doing CPR when she arrived, and she did not start immediately. After the attorneys showed Nuckles the video, she told them it was an honest mistake, based on her normal reactions.

When the attorney’s asked what Nuckles was laughing, she said she did not remember.

WXIA-TV reported the nursing home was told of the video in 2015 but did not terminate the nurses until 10 months later. Nuckles and another nurse did not surrender their licenses until this September when the Georgia Board of Nursing was sent a link to the video by the news station.

Records showed the nursing home continued to have problems, including $813,000 in Medicare fines since 2015, WXIA-TV reported. It said the nursing home got a good inspection report in May, but still has Medicare’s lowest score, a one-star rating. The nursing home was currently still open.


We need an ethno-state, like it or not, it’s the only realistic solution. Let’s pay reparations in the form of one way plane tickets back to Africa. Let’s fully support any Back to Africa movements as they spring up.


Yes, because two black people are representative of 40 million black people in America. And as this attitude permeates this board, I’m sure there will be no other criticisms of it.


What if these were two white nurses and a black patient? What would your response be then?


Either way it’s a reprehensible crime and I hope the two nurses are punished sufficiently. In your scenario I would want the two nurses punished, not all white people to be shipped back to Europe.


Not everyone here thinks that. I would like to see blacks charged with more hate crimes though because when they are given a pass to be racist they run with it.


There wont be a witch hunt and #whitelivesmatter anytime soon. Enjoy that white privilege.


The government spends15 million on harassment settlements yet nothing for the family.


Black nurse laughs , white vet dies , another form of black lives matter protest no doubt . :roll_eyes:


Not everyone here thinks what???