VIDEO: City Commissioner Suggests Intentionally Infecting First Responders

Christopher Berg

Miami Beach Commissioner Ricky Arriolla is under fire over his "bold" idea to infect first responders.

Miami Beach, FL - A city official has suggested what he says is a bold plan to fight Coronavirus - intentionally infect the city's first responders.

Miami Beach Commissioner Ricky Arriola floated the idea at a city meeting on Friday, according to Miami New Times.

"I've been trying to research and no one's answered the question: Do you develop, once you have the coronavirus, assuming you make it through, do you have immunity? Some doctors have told me yes," Arriola said at the meeting.

"To the extent that that is true, might we start thinking about... It's dangerous but bold... It's like a chicken pox, thank you... Our first responders voluntarily taking one for the team, going through the two weeks. Guys, we've got to be serious about this, and then developing the immunity?" Arriola said.

His suggestion comes after a San Jose Firefighter is reported to be in grave condition from the Coronavirus, according to NBC Bay Area.

A Texas police officer is also in critical condition from the virus, according to KRIV.

"Let us assure you, there is nothing bold about intentionally infecting human beings with a pandemic just because of who they are," the National Fraternal Order of Police said in a statement on Facebook.

"Police Officers 'take one for the team' every day commissioner. Purposely harming us and our families with your idiotic idea is not what anyone expects of our elected officials. The entire first responder community deserves an apology for your disgusting and dangerous remarks," the FOP concluded.

Arriola has told the Miami New Times that'd he'd be willing to go through the infection process himself.

You can see video from the meeting below:

Comments (58)
007karley
007karley

Let that Asshole take a few bullets for the team.

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Debluvsanimals
Debluvsanimals

What an ignorant moron!! Let's try it out on him first.. Then we can use him as a human shield when bullets fly.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

this really isn't that crazy. this is the basis for herd immunity.

If a lot of you think the coronavirus is just like a bad cold, then you'd want immunity in first responders.

JohnPollastro
JohnPollastro

Let’s take some illegal immigrants put them some secluded island infect them and do testing on them, since we give them everything for free, sounds like payment!

JohnPollastro
JohnPollastro

Let’s yes illegal immigrants

JBoH
JBoH

"...voluntarily taking one for the team..."

Ummm...you first. Take one for the team, or... just take one.

RepLeo
RepLeo

These are the assholes we elect. When he has an emergency, who’s he gonna call? Has nothing in his head...whole family a bunch of retards!

NTPD935Ret
NTPD935Ret

Hey Ricky! You first!

BubbaDon'tPlay
BubbaDon'tPlay

Ricky Arriolla? C'mon guys, imagine growing up with that name and NOT being a little f'd up.

lolamae
lolamae

This is people that are voted in, air heads

reverett456117502
reverett456117502

You folks in Miami Beach need to -UN-ELECT that idiot!

DarrellB
DarrellB

Votes have consequences, especially when it come to idiots like this one.
Here is an idea Commissioner.
How about the ALL the Commissioners LEAD BY EXAMPLE!

falconer
falconer

I wonder who this idiot voted for in 2008, 2012, and 2016.

RunningFromNY
RunningFromNY

The astonishing thing about this story is that this "Commissioner" probably gave this a lot of thought and thinks this is a serious, considered, suggestion. Conclusion: He is too stupid to live.

Cops kid
Cops kid

Hell yeah !!! hold my beer and sign me up ... SMH

Shaganasty
Shaganasty

Crying out loud.....this fool is breathing our air.....

Stanracer
Stanracer

This guy is a total idiot.

Njaz
Njaz

A view into his brain;
"Nothing to see here..
let's move on.."

Zcamaro
Zcamaro

Let's take the violent career criminals in prison who are on death row for the experiment.

MarineDoc
MarineDoc

This sounds like an brilliant idea from this ass. After virus, everyone can be given a dose of hepatitis followed with syphilis. If you survive these, perhaps some small pox to top it off. This idea should be considered a terrorist.

tuggingalong
tuggingalong

Everyone is selfish today. Politicians don’t give two cent about their constituents other than getting re-elected by them.

Government employees only care about their programs funding hence their personal welfare (jobs).

I’m not suggesting that big business cares about you either but they don’t promote themselves as “saviors the world” either.

The west was made great by Judeo-Christian beliefs. The most important commandment is to “Love thy neighbor” which requires us to not be selfish.

Mic911
Mic911

Hey moron, have an idea...why don't you do that voluntarily? Then we will read your obit in the paper...idiot politician!!

Just-My-Thoughts.
Just-My-Thoughts.

Hey sparky HCD, double dog dare you first, then your family....... chicken?

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

Recovering from the virus does give the person immunity, but it would have to be on a volunteer basis and they would have to give them a HUGE pay boost. I do see a plus side to the idea, if done properly. The typical age, health and gender of first responders would have close to zero chance of dying. The only thing I'm fuzzy about is if they can still become a carrier after becoming immune.

Rich C
Rich C

What a bold and novel idea!! I propose first infecting Dbag city commissioners named after nipples! Don’t laugh guys! We must make bold decisions here!

ChrisBe
ChrisBe

Was this guy a German concentration camp doctor in a previous life? What an asshole!

538 central K
538 central K

Typical politician. Lets infect this piece of shit first.

Shastabeau
Shastabeau

Needs to be physically escorted out of the building!


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