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Mon Dec 1, 2014, 12:06 AM

Alabama Teen Arrested, Dies From Excessive Force By Police

A teen in Hunstville, Alabama, who died last year while being arrested in a drug sting, has been found to have “suffered broken ribs, had a flashlight shoved in his mouth and suffered cardiac arrest while officers sat on him,” according to AL.com.

Reportedly, the 17-year-old had choked and was vomiting while being handcuffed by police and subsequently lost consciousness. Authorities said that they were under the impression that the teen had overdosed, but a lawsuit brought on by Nancy Smith, the mother of the young man, claims that “no signs of an overdose had been found.”

Police arrested the teen after they sent an informant to buy drugs from him. Upon arrival to the scene, officers “held the teen down and inserted two pens and the butt of a flashlight into his mouth searching for contraband,” AL.com reports. Once paramedics arrived, the teen, who was 6 feet tall and weighed 130 pounds, had turned blue and was barely able to breathe. Five days later, on June 18th, 2013, the young man died at a local hospital.

According to AL.com, no drugs were found at any point. "

Smith filed a wrongful death suit in March of this year, but the suit was initially dismissed last month on “technical grounds.” City Attorney Peter Joffrion responded to the initial complaint, saying that while the death was unfortunate, he believed that responding officers "handled this matter appropriately."

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Reply Alabama Teen Arrested, Dies From Excessive Force By Police (Original post)
damnedifIknow Dec 2014 OP
Ilsa Dec 2014 #1
enigmatic Dec 2014 #2
SamKnause Dec 2014 #3
mindwalker_i Dec 2014 #4
ReRe Dec 2014 #9
uppityperson Dec 2014 #5
marym625 Dec 2014 #13
True Blue Door Dec 2014 #6
Derek V Dec 2014 #7
Hassin Bin Sober Dec 2014 #8
ReRe Dec 2014 #10
marym625 Dec 2014 #11
DeSwiss Dec 2014 #12
marym625 Dec 2014 #14
Orrex Dec 2014 #15
noiretextatique Dec 2014 #17
Orrex Dec 2014 #18
noiretextatique Dec 2014 #16

Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Mon Dec 1, 2014, 12:13 AM

1. My god, it's indefensible.

No matter how draconian the drug laws are, it isn't worth killing a kid over. I hope they lose their jobs and the mother wins everything.

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Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Mon Dec 1, 2014, 12:16 AM

2. Sick

My God.

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Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Mon Dec 1, 2014, 12:36 AM

3. The gangs in blue and camouflage

are the judges, juries, and executioners.

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Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Mon Dec 1, 2014, 01:12 AM

4. Of course they handled it appropriately

Any time a thu- teen gets pens shoved up his ass, it's completely and totally appropriate.

Just for the trigger-happy:

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Response to mindwalker_i (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 1, 2014, 03:10 AM

9. For the sadistic cops...

... it's totally appropriate. Pervert cops. That's what they are.

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Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Mon Dec 1, 2014, 01:18 AM

5. Reads like he was choking due to being pepper sprayed first, then all that. FUCKERS

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 1, 2014, 09:12 AM

13. Thanks for the link

Although it was difficult.

I just can't stand this. I truly believe that, if this stuff keeps up at the current rate, there will be many more killed because there will be an uprising.

Frankly, I think the protesters are being beyond restrained

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Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Mon Dec 1, 2014, 01:21 AM

6. "The South shall rise again."

Rise my fucking gorge, you Confederate fucks.

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Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Mon Dec 1, 2014, 03:02 AM

7. It's late at night and I had many beers watching football, so I just want to make sure

 

This country fought AGAINST the country with had the Gestapo in WWII, right?

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Response to Derek V (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 1, 2014, 03:09 AM

8. Make no mistake, there were plenty of right wingers who loved them some nazis and Hitler.

Of course now they deny it and claim Hitler was a lefty.

He was pro business, hated trade unions, hated communists and hated Jews. What's not to like? *

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 1, 2014, 03:11 AM

10. And he was a Christian! n/t

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Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Mon Dec 1, 2014, 03:33 AM

11. of course they did

Cops can do no wrong and never lie.

No words left.

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Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Mon Dec 1, 2014, 03:42 AM

12. K&R

 

- When you PURPOSEFULLY EXCLUDE THOSE WITH HIGHER IQs from your ranks. When you hire those suffering from PTSD based upon prior unresolved emotional trauma from the conflict of war and then place them into life-threatening and decision-making circumstances. When your base applicants are already AUTHORITARIANS since they are being hired by AUTHORITARIANS. And they're as RACIST as this country has demonstrated itself to be so clearly these past few years.

Then this is what you get.



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Response to DeSwiss (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 1, 2014, 09:24 AM

14. Yeah, and the cops were protecting themselves

From the 8 year old girl in Texas. And the baby in Georgia. And from 12 year old Tamir Rice in Ohio.

This video has 241 incidents of police brutality. It was before Michael Brown and only what is caught on tape.

Call the Cops - Rob Hustle ft. Bump:

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Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Mon Dec 1, 2014, 09:42 AM

15. If the victim was white, then this will be a problem.

The media will be flooded with Rightwing manufactured outrage about why thousands of people are protesting the death of Michael Brown, while the outrage over this case has been much more muted.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #15)

Mon Dec 1, 2014, 12:12 PM

17. i could not find any pictures of the victim

The wingers here have already tried that...did not work. It is clear that the police are a danger to everyone, especially young males.

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Response to noiretextatique (Reply #17)

Mon Dec 1, 2014, 12:28 PM

18. I found that interesting, in fact

And it's what made me think that the victim is white. if he were black, then the media would deluge us with pictures of the victim in "gangsta-style" and "thuggish" poses.

That's hardly conclusive, but I couldn't help noticing, especially after they described him "turning blue" from asphyxiation.

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Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Mon Dec 1, 2014, 12:02 PM

16. Torture and murder

The war on citizens has to end. Legalize drugs so police can focus on real crime.

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