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Did Michelle Cusseaux have to die?

http://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/editorial/2014/08/18/michelle-cusseaux-mental-illness/14266383/


Normal law-abiding humans do not behave in this manner; criminals and psychopaths do. Anglo values and law look at police behavior and use of excessive force as necessary to protect the officers. In the above video, was it necessary?

 

An unarmed, single victim against multiple trained, heavily armed officers,  swinging batons, kicking your face, stomach, and groin without mercy, seemingly relentlessly: How would an autistic or schizophrenic person respond?

 

 

In the video, cops appear to be villains, bullies, and the mob – just organized minions of criminal units.

 

 

This is an  epidemic. Police violence should be declared a public health and medical Emergency. Mental illness affects about one in every four Americans. The medical community cannot afford to ignore this situation. We must pay now or pay immensely later.

 

 

If we ignore, what will the future look like as more police officers are rewarded for violence and move up the ranks, as they have already?   Will a lack of diversity be the future?

 


 

Many homeless people have mental disorders that landed them on the streets. Mental disorders are controllable and treatable but not in prison. No studies have documented the treatment benefits of prison for mental disorders as well as developmental disorders and homelessness.  We know that untreated mental illness often gets worse with addiction.  Are medical societies and patient advocates comfortable with law enforcement-driven treatment protocols for  mental illness and addiction?

 

The most disturbing thing about the video above and other videos like it is the lack of first responders.  Ambulance delays,  lack of CPR and advanced life support increase fatalities.  Why were there no ambulances  and at least 5 cruisers?  Are cops trained in CPR?  I believe they are, and the majority carry defibrillators.  However, no attempts were made to resuscitate or administer first aid.

 

Videos of police violence with often fatal injuries to “suspects,” and  absence of ambulances , and  use  of defibrillators,  ensure that patients  will not be brought back to life.  A dead patient cannot contradict blood the  stained lies of law enforcement.

 

 

Why were so many cruisers on the scene, but no ambulance?  Was there a delay?  If so, why?  Perhaps delays in medical treatment result in the death of victims of police  violence.  Or did  medicine outsource health care to law enforcement?

“A SWAT team blew a hole in my 2-year-old son” Phonesavanh Family interview (June 27, 2014)

 


 

RELEASE US – a short film on police brutality by Charles Shaw (feat. Random Rab)

 

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Mom Sues Over Son’s Psychiatric Prison Treatment

 

 


Cops Want To Force Boy To Take Picture Of Erect Penis

 

 


Staten Island Man KILLED after NYPD Cop Puts Him In CHOKEHOLD For Breaking Up a FIGHT!!

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Anaheim Police: Shoot first and ask later?

 

1.  DNA Evidence Clears Mentally Disabled Half Brothers in NC of 1983 Rape and Murder

http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/mentally_disabled_half_brothers_cleared_of_1983_nc_rape_and_murder_by_dna.html

2.  Aspergers Teens and Driving a Car

http://www.myaspergerschild.com/2011/07/aspergers-teens-and-driving-car.html

3.  How should police handle people with autism?

http://autism.voirici.net/?p=375

 

4.  2nd NYPD Death Ruled Homicide

http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/08/_2nd_nypd_death_ruled_homicide.html

5.  US Police Have Killed Over 5,000 Civilians Since 9/11

http://www.mintpressnews.com/us-police-murdered-5000-innocent-civilians-since-911/172029/

 

6.  Vermont Kicks the War on Drugs

http://magazine.good.is/articles/vermont-versus-heroin

 

http://phoenixcopwatch.wordpress.com/2014/08/21/how-do-the-police-handle-the-seriously-mentally-ill-its-not-with-care/

 

 

Author: Angela Grant

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