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  • Teen Dies After Police Shoved a Sharp Object Down His Throat to Retrieve Drugs that weren’t there

    05/13/2014 6:23:38 AM PDT · by eccentric · 97 replies
    D.C. Clothesline ^ | May 12, 2014 | Cassius Methyl
    In Huntsville, Alabama police are facing no charges whatsoever after allegedly killing a 17 year old boy while trying to find drugs in his throat with a sharp object. Mainstream media won’t touch the story, and of course, independent media fueled by citizen journalists broke this to the public, releasing the 16 page wrongful death suit filed by the teen’s mother, Nancy Smith. According to the autopsy: “Because of the circumstances of this event, it is difficult to discern if the decedent died from a drug overdose or an asphyxia event exacerbated by either the occlusion of the airway by...
  • Christopher’s Law Finally Made it This Year: “This is an umbrella of protection” (Maryland)

    04/09/2014 7:28:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Afro American ^ | April 9, 1994 | Zenitha Prince
    Chris Brown, left, mother of Christopher Brown for whom the new law is named, is with supporter, Tessa Hill-Aston, president of the Baltimore NAACP. Christopher's Law was passed by the Maryland General Assembly and is awaiting the governor's signature. The legislation requires police officers to be trained in CPR, cultural sensitivity, the proper use of force, and interacting with the physically and mentally disabled. "This is an umbrella of protection," said Chris Brown, 40, for whose son the bill (HB0294/ SB0542) was named. "This bill will ensure that police officers are trained in life-saving techniques. They already know how to...
  • Inmate's untreated, fatal stroke results in $1 million settlement by Hillsborough sheriff [Tampa]

    07/28/2013 3:59:48 PM PDT · by deks · 57 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | July 6, 2013 | Peter Jamison
    The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office and the private company that provides medical care to county prisoners paid $1 million in a wrongful-death settlement this year to the children of a Tampa man who spent approximately 36 hours in jail without treatment while suffering a fatal stroke. Allen Daniel Hicks Sr., 51, was found stopped in his car on the side of Interstate 275 by a sheriff's deputy and a Florida Highway Patrol trooper the morning of May 11, 2012. Passers-by had called 911 after they saw Hicks' Chevy Cavalier swerving west into a guardrail, records of the incident show. Speaking...
  • Robert Saylor, Man With Down Syndrome, Dies of Suffocation While in Police Custody Over Movie

    02/21/2013 9:13:55 PM PST · by Altariel · 61 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | February 19, 2013 | Michael Allen
    Robert Saylor, a 26-year-old man with Down Syndrome, died of suffocation while in the custody of three off-duty sheriff’s deputies last month, according to the ruling of the Baltimore County Medical Examiner’s office (video below).According to WJLA-TV, Saylor liked the movie 'Zero Dark Thirty' and wanted to watch another showing. However, a Regal Cinema employee asked Saylor to leave. When Saylor refused to leave, the employee summoned theater security, which was three off-duty sheriff’s deputies: Lt. Scott Jewell, Sgt. Rich Rochford and Deputy First Class James Harris. The three security guards handcuffed Saylor and threw his face on the ground...