Hello, McFly.

May 20, 2009

R.I.P. Jamaal Ray Valentine.

Filed under: Life, Stop Being Racist — Tags: , , , — marimcfly @ 7:49 pm

My friend’s cousin was tasered to death by the police.

I’m a little late on posting this, because I was so disgusted/nauseated by the whole thing that I couldn’t even bring myself to do more than post a link to the article on Twitter.  But yeah.. people need to hear about this.  The part I hate the most is how NOT shocked I end up feeling when it comes to stories of young Black males and police brutality.  Ugh.

Police, witness accounts of Taser death differ

Published May 19, 2009

LA MARQUE — Police say a Texas City man who died after being shot with a Taser stun gun fought with officers as they tried to arrest him late Sunday night.

But a resident who called police to the scene said the man was seeking medical help for a possible heart attack and didn’t appear to pose any threat to officers.

Read the rest of the article at Galveston County Daily News.