A 62-year-old man suffering from depression was arrested for “disorderly intoxication”. His wife asked that he be allowed to take his medications and given medical treatment. Instead, he was tied naked to a chair, gagged, and repeatedly pepper sprayed. He later died in hospital from heart failure brought on by shock from the pepper spray, and his death was ruled a homicide.
That was over two years ago. Nobody’s been charged with a crime, and the sheriff’s office has been cleared of wrongdoing.
Explain to me how any circumstances can possibly exist in which any human being has the right to render another human being immobile, then deliberately blind them with capsaicin while they are utterly defenseless. Someone. Anyone. Any circumstances at all.
Of course, the people who did this were acting as agents of a law enforcement agency. It’s only when people who aren’t enforcing the law commit homicide that we can expect there to be consequences.
Fuck’s sake, humanity.