The NAACP Decides to Join the Fight for Black Justice, Will it Last?
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) submits petition to the U.S. Supreme Court to overrule a lower court that cleared officers in the Taser killing of an unarmed Black man in 2013. LDF filed a petition on Friday May, 18 2018. If the appeal is successful, the officers would face a trial.
Officers responded to an unarmed Black man named Khari Illidge in mental health crisis by using a genocidal amount of force, he was tased 19 times including 13 times while on the ground restrained by the police. It seams as if the officers just wanted to inflict pain, its clear that they got off on seeing a defenseless Black man being tortured. Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel at NAACP LDF. Said using force in this way serves no legitimate law enforcement purpose and clearly violates the Fourth Amendment’s protection against unreasonable seizures.”
LDF and two law firms are appealing the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals’ Feb. 20 decision on behalf of Gladis Callwood. A Lee County, Alabama, deputy sheriff tasered her 25-year-old son, Khari Illidge, 13 times while he was unarmed, naked, on the ground, and in the process of being arrested by multiple officers. Illidge, suspected of trespassing, was having an apparent mental health crisis. After 19 total tasings, he died from cardiac arrest, according to LDF.
The officer violated Taser guidelines and police training, the organization argued. He repeatedly tasered Illidge to make him suffer.
However, the circuit court’s three-judge panel disagreed, siding with a lower court ruling that the deputies had qualified immunity. That legal principle protects government officials from lawsuits unless they violate a “clearly established” statutory or constitutional right.
The way those judges see the case, the deputy used reasonable force. It didn’t matter that Illidge had a 385-pound deputy’s knee in his back, restrained with handcuffs, and hogtied. They argued that Illidge resisted arrest, and any reasonable officer would have tasered him multiple times out of fear. The city of Phenix City, Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones, Charles W. Jenkins Jr., Steven M. Mills, Raymond Smith, Joey Williams, David Butler and Shawn Sheely should be brought to justice.
It is clear the Police forces are carrying out domestic terrorist attacks on American citizens, the Judges are protecting domestic terrorist by refusing to punish them, and the majority of the Politicans wont support actual policy to protect you. Welcome to third world America, the Black American Holocaust.