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Old 27-04-2018, 03:12 PM   #41
st jimmy
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Thomas Orchard (32, white) was arrested in October 2012 after he had been reported to the police for bizarre and disorientated behaviour.
The cops handcuffed Orchard, strapped his legs together and wrapped a large webbing belt around his face. They left him lying motionless for 12 minutes in the cell. When they returned, he was in cardiac arrest and not breathing.
He was pronounced dead 7 days later, 10 October, due to suffocating and suffering fatal brain damage caused by cardiac arrest.

In the year leading up to Orchard’s murder, 55 times people were restrained by the UK cops with a belt around their head.

In March 2017, 3 cops were cleared of manslaughter by gross negligence following a retrial. They defended their actions by saying they didn’t know that Orchard was mentally ill and that he posed a “threat”.
Orchard’s family responded:
Thomas died when he was 32 years old – we could not then have ever imagined how long we would have had to sustain our fight for justice.
Despite almost six years having passed since Thomas’s death, the evidence suggests that few lessons have been learnt and that little has changed.

Kevin Clarke (35, black) died on 9 March, after police investigated reports of a man seen attempting to gain access to the rear gardens of properties.

Police said that Clarke appeared to be in a mental health crisis and they detained him at the scene.
He was “restrained” by the cops before he “became unwell” and was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The police cover-up institute IOPC issued a statement:
Our investigators have reviewed body-worn video footage that shows the man in an agitated state.

In the first 9 months of 2017, there were “at least” 13 deaths following restraint, taser and/or other use of force while in custody.

In 2017, it was reported that a disproportionately high number of restraint-related deaths involve black men is a “serious issue”.
Concluding that racial stereotyping may be a “significant contributory factor” in murders by the cops across England and Wales. Yet authorities deny that discrimination takes place.
Wow!!! How much money was paid for this “investigation”?

Of course nothing will change for the better, but they are very good at making empty promises:

What about gender "stereotyping"; why are the cops only interested in men?
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