Why do mentally ill people get killed during detention
I propose to fantasize what kind of Internet passions would be if such a thing happened in Russia.
Ethan Sailor, strangled
On January 12, 2013, 26-year-old Ethan Sailor (in the photo) with his nurse went to the movies to watch the film “Goal Number One”. He was admired by the heroes of the CIA agents, he applauded when the credits went, and refused to leave the hall. The young man wanted to see the fighter again.
The nurse still managed to get the guy out of the cinema, but Ethan did not want to leave the building. The woman went behind the car in the hope that such determination would prompt him to leave. But Ethan returned to the hall and sat down at the same place where he watched the movie.
While the nurse was not there, the three policemen who, during their free time, worked in cinema security, heard that someone had entered the hall without a ticket for the next session. They demanded that the intruder leave the cinema, but Eaton said that he was a CIA agent. Then, according to the guards, the patient wrung his hands and handcuffed him to lift and pull him out of the cinema.
When the nurse returned, she found the lifeless body of her ward.An autopsy revealed that Ethan Sailor was strangled.
Adam Tremmel, killed by stun guns
On May 25, 2017, a 22-year-old schizophrenic, Adam Trammel, suffered a nervous breakdown, and a neighbor called the police. According to the father, his son often had hallucinations, and when anxious feeling came over him, Adam took a shower to calm down.
West Milwaukee police officers who arrived on call, broke into the apartment and found him in the shower. Adam was not armed and did not behave threateningly, but did not follow the instructions to get out of the shower. As his father later told, most likely, Adam considered that the policemen were seeing him.
But the police were the most genuine. American. In response to insubordination, they shot at the guy with stun guns 15 times, pulled them out of the apartment, pressed them to the floor and injected two sedatives - first midazolam and then ketamine. After a few seconds, Adam stopped breathing.
Incident chest cameras police. You can see everything yourself.
Magdiel Sanchez, shot on the lawn of his own house
On September 19, 2017, 35-year-old Magdiel Sanchez caught the attention of the police when he was standing on the porch of his house in Oklahoma.The police thought that Sanchez had a weapon in his hands (it later turned out that it was a water pipe) and called for him to drop it, but the man did not execute the order. The conflict ended with the man being shot dead on his own lawn in front of his neighbors.
Magdiel did not hear the police commands because he was deaf. “He was a child with disabilities, deaf and shy. He was an adult, but he was like a child, ”one of her neighbors said.
The reaction of police officers and prosecutors
In all three cases no one was charged. “No one argues that the neighbors shouted about his deafness. But he understood that there were policemen in front of him. They wear a uniform for this. Our job is to act in such situations so that the outcome is the best possible one. Sometimes it means shooting to kill, ”explains his position, William Sitty, the chief of the Oklahoma City city police.
Milwaukee District Attorney John Chimesme ruled that Adam Tramemel did not die as a result of the actions of the police who used a stun gun on him several times. “They did not do this because they wanted to harm Adam.It's just the opposite, okay? They tried several times to help him cope with this situation. ”
According to authorities, federal oversight of local police is undermining police morale. Therefore, in court proceedings, arbitrators almost always side with them. Otherwise, there will be no one to look after the rule of law.
As he writes, the opinion that the police kill the blacks more often than others, is not entirely accurate. Almost half of the deaths at the hands of the police are handicapped, most often mentally ill people.
raised a very sharp topic that excites any society - American, British, Russian, Spanish. This is, of course, police brutality.
I cannot say that I unequivocally condemn the American police, even though I am emotionally, of course, on the side of their victims - mentally ill people. But here we face a completely different problem.
The state invented law enforcement agencies to protect normal people from abnormal. Gave them for this purpose weapons and certain rights. But since the police are called not to normal, but to abnormal, they constantly exceed these rights.
Imagine the situation. Three o'clock in the morning, a drunken company walks under the windows and prevents everyone from sleeping.Someone called the police, and after her arrival, everything suddenly died down. Normal people are satisfied - the police have done their job.
But it is quite possible that with the pacification of drunken Gopnik, they exceeded their authority. For example, someone was hit hard with a bludgeon if they sensed danger, and then they knocked to the ground and were handcuffed. Very rude and most likely with beatings. What, of course, did not have the right.
We are not interested in these details, right? But it is unlikely that we think that the police put things in order in our yard, adjusting the glasses on the bridge of his nose, intelligently persuading the brawlers to shut up and go home. We, of course, guess that they used force.
Now imagine the continuation of the story: someone from the gop company secretly pulled out a smartphone and took everything off. And then I posted it on my YouTube channel as evidence of police brutality. Likes are provided to him, do not hesitate. And our liberal counterparts will certainly try to inflate the scandal.
But it may turn out even more unexpected.
If someone does not secretly, but defiantly gets a smartphone, then the police can just leave.None of them wants to become the hero of the next video, which will disperse over the networks in millions of copies. It got to the point that the hijackers no longer fear the traffic police inspectors - as I was told, it is now enough for them to deploy the DVR in the direction of the policeman so that the latter would not want to check the documents. Dexterously, right?
I hope you understand what I mean. When you once again bust your smartphone into the face of a policeman, know that the real criminal can do the same.
And the American mentally ill people who are shot by the police, of course, a pity.