Pepper spray, spit hood, "Devil's Chair" - did FL LE murder mentally ill grandfather?

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Why at times there's no love lost between the public and their LE:

    Strapped to the 'Devil's Chair' and 'pepper-sprayed to death':
    Horrific fate of mentally ill grandfather 'tortured by police until he died'

    Wait, what??
    So - officers and employees surely at least faced discipline after this disturbing matter, yes?
    the rest, with pictures and an excellent Fox News video, at Daily Mail link above

    The victim, during the 43-hour ordeal
     
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  3. badhorsie

    badhorsie Mouth operational, brain elsewhere...

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    This makes me so ANGRY :furious:
    Do the police not have a "duty of care" regarding people in their custody?
     
  4. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Cases like this make it so surprising to me when citizens express blind trust in their public servants.
     
  5. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    Individually I can understand the use of the "spit hood", of the restraining chair, and even of the use of pepper spray. All of those things might be necessary under some circumstances to ensure the officers safety. If he was restrained in the chair and had a spit hood on, there should have been no reason for the pepper spray. I will almost bet you that they sprayed him because he was hollering and screaming and they wanted to shut him up.

    But to be used all together should be criminal. To strip him naked should also be criminal, maybe under some sex charges. And to be used on a mentally ill person, it is worst of all!

    I think someone should be contacting their state attorney or whoever oversees the correctional dept or someone who is over the level of this county.
     
  6. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Exactly. Well-put.
     
  7. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    The whole thing reminds me of an Abu Ghraib torture scenario.
     
  8. doubt

    doubt Former Member

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    i saw this early this morning and was left speechless.

    this is one of the better examples as to why it is dangerous to automatically assume that LE is trustworthy. i bet the poor wife in this case will never forgive herself for making that phone call.
     
  9. Trident

    Trident Active Member

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    This, IMO, calls for a further investigation HIGHER up, and a law suit.
     
  10. SuziQ

    SuziQ New Member

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    I've got nothing I can type but to string a bunch of swear words together.
     
  11. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    The place for torturers is indeed jail, except these torturers were on the wrong side of the cell doors.
     
  12. Snick1946

    Snick1946 New Member

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    I said it years ago- those in our society that excuse tortue done in our name on the other side of the world have no cause to complain when LE takes a cue and starts doing it to our citizens in their custody.
     
  13. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Hunter S. Thompson referred to the type of people who would commit this sort of thing as "rat bastards."

    Rarely has plain language been more eloquent and precise.
     
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    Nova New Member

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    On behalf of my adopted state, California, I would like to thank my home state, Florida, for taking our place as the center for the wacky, inexplicable and just plain disturbing.
     

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