Awesome article. That is a sad situation all the way around. Unfortunately the only people that will pay for the crime is the taxpayers once again. I hope that the lack of accountability in situations like this doesn’t lead to mob justice against our law enforcement officers that get away with preventable homocide.
I hope that the lack of accountability in situations like this doesn’t lead to mob justice against our law enforcement officers that get away with preventable homocide.
Eventually it will. If the police and the courts keep protecting the cops. The restraint chair seems more like a license to torture than a way to protect an inmate. Putting pepper spray in a hood before you put it on someone in a restraint chair? That’s not a lack of training, that’s sadism at it’s worst.
“While the Florida Sheriff’s Association told HuffPost that it has no guidelines on the use of restraint chairs, there seems to be a strong consensus that the use of pepper spray, stun guns, or other compliance tools after a suspect has been restrained is at minimum excessive force, and possibly a crime.”
C’mon Balko, “possibly a crime”?? WTF? They tortured this guy to death. I’m pretty THAT’s a crime. You know, MURDER. Some one might get fired, but odds are, no one will be prosecuted for this.
huffingtonpost.com is unreadable using Firefox and NoScript, even after allowing the huff domains AND the initial AOL content distribution network to run scripts. (The topmost images and page “header” loads, but everything else apparently requires obscure and apparently-unrelated sites to run scripts.) This trend of sites essentially demanding visitors to “lower all shields and accept what’s coming without knowing who it’s coming from” harkens back to the bad old days of IE with scripting-based browser exploits running rampant.
picachu: sorry, I should have put the sarcasm tag on. If the military used such tactics at Gitmo, there would howls of outrage & demands for war crime trials. My opinions regarding local police are no longer fit for public utterance.
John David Galt |
January 14th, 2012 at 6:04 pm
To “A Critic” and “Woog”: try installing the Firefox add-on “RequestPolicy”. This lets you control, by site, which of the various ads and other slow-loading crap will actually load when you view a web page.
I’m not against site owners showing ads, within reason, but when they slow down your system so much that the site isn’t worth visiting, this fixes it.