Some justified, some not.
The parents of a man with Down syndrome on Thursday filed suit against three Maryland sheriff’s deputies for causing his “violent, terrifying, and painful death” as they tried to remove him from a movie theater early this year.
Robert Ethan Saylor, 26, of New Market, Md., asphyxiated on Jan. 12 after the three Frederick County deputies, who were moonlighting as mall security officers, dragged him out of the theater in handcuffs and restraints.
The deputies had been called in because Saylor went back into the Westview Regal Cinema in Frederick, northwest of Baltimore, without a ticket to watch the Osama bin Laden raid movie “Zero Dark Thirty” for a second time.
Saylor’s full-time aide told investigators that she warned the deputies that the 294-pound Saylor, who used a wheelchair, would “freak out” if they touched him.
Witnesses said he was screaming, “Mommy! Mommy! It hurts!” as he was forcibly removed.
In the suit (.pdf), filed in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, Saylor’s parents, Ronald and Patricia Saylor, allege that their son ended up on the floor with one of the deputies on top of him.
“As the deputies manhandled Mr. Saylor, they fractured his larynx, making it difficult for him to breathe,” the suit charges. “Because this was apparent, the deputies rolled him to his side, removed his handcuffs, and called emergency medical technicians. It was too late — Mr. Saylor suffocated.”
There’s always a slew of stories that never make the mainstream media cut:
In 2012, according to the CDC, 140 blacks were killed by police. That same year 386 whites were killed by police. Over the 13-year period from 1999 to 2011, the CDC reports that 2,151 whites were killed by cops — and 1,130 blacks were killed by cops.
……This white-cop-out-to-get-black-civilian narrative advances the interest of many. The media loves what Tom Wolfe called the “Great White Defendant” — a bad white guy everybody can agree to dislike. For the Democrats, it furthers their assertion that race remains a major problem in America, that Republicans/tea partiers/black conservatives are out to get them, and you must vote for us. For “activists” like the Revs. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, and local wannabes, it gives them continued relevance.
……In Mobile, Alabama, a black cop shot and killed an unarmed white teenager. As with Michael Brown, the Alabama teen was later found to have been under the influence of marijuana at the time of the shooting. The teen had also recently taken a hallucinogen, and was so stoned he thought he was on fire — and literally took his clothes off. Nude — and obviously unarmed — he was still later shot by the cop. Despite public pressure, a Mobile grand jury decided not to indict the black police officer, believing he acted in self-defense.
Not national news.
In Salt Lake City, Utah, just two days after Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson, a “not white” cop shot and killed an unarmed 20-year-old man whose race has been described as Hispanic. The family of the dead man believes that the cop is a murderer.
Not national news.
In Pennsylvania, a state trooper named Kelly Cruz was accused in 2009 of stomping on the head of a handcuffed suspect laying on the ground, resulting in facial fractures, a broken nose and damaged teeth. The trooper, at the time, was attached to a local drug task force and was part of a raid on a suspected meth lab. One of the men inside escaped during the raid, and the victim — who, according to another officer, was seen running from the scene and found five houses away — was thought to be the meth lab escapee. Turns out the victim was not a meth lab escapee. The local grand jury decided not to indict the trooper. The feds, however, filed civil rights charges against the cop. He was found not guilty by the federal jury.
Not national news.
In Mesa, Arizona, a white cop, Philip Brailsford, shot and basically executed Daniel Shaver, a white man, in a hotel who was on his knees begging for his life.
Body-camera video showed a weeping Shaver, on his knees in a hotel hallway, begging for his life before he was shot. Shaver’s widow labeled the shooting of her unarmed husband “an execution.” Shaver was the victim of a 9-11 call who reported someone with a “weapon”. It turns out the gun was an air rifle Shaver used to kill pests at his job as an exterminator. Brailsford was fired and charged with second-degree murder. But in a slap in the face to justice, the shitbag cop, who had a history of violence, was reinstated by the city and granted a $31,000 a year pension on medical grounds because he claimed he suffered from “post-traumatic stress disorder” from killing Shaver. Yeah, just think how Shaver felt.
FBI murdered Robert “LaVoy” Finicum as police arrested the leaders of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation.
In Minnesota, a black muzzie cop shot and killed an unarmed white woman.
In Dallas, Tony Timpa was killed when cops suffocated him as he was pinned by his shoulders, knees and neck to the ground.
If “Caucasians” rampaged every time one of us was shot, the entire country would be a pile of rubble.
Why ruin a good racial narrative with the truth.