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Saturday, July 12, 2008

21 year old Barron Scooter Collins,Tased to death nine times over the course of 30 minutes

Killing of another black man by taser while he was in restraints. H/T
Octavia Jackson for the information



First cousin to Mychal Bell, of the Jena Six, killed
after being tased nine times over the course of 30 minutes. He was in restraints- in police custody when he died. And the certificate labels the death a homicide.

A News Broadcaster reports, "The two other Winnfield Officers who were involved in the incident: Alan Marsdin and Cargyle Junior Branch-- Both are still on the force. Neither one has been disciplined."

What's up with the News Channel 5. Check out the report they make on the death of of a black man. They start of the report saying, "

It’s been five and a half months since the death of 21 year old Barron Scooter Collins, a convicted drug dealer. News Channel 5 has learned Collins birth name is Barron Pikes. And he was first cousin to Mychal Bell, of the Jena Six. Scooter died after being in police custody and being tased. The incident prompted over 100 blacks in Winnfield to protest downtown.

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Tasered While Black says:
Why was it so important to say:

"The 21 year old Barron Scooter Collins, a convicted drug dealer. "

OK, so News Channel 5 says it has learned Collins birth name is Barron Pikes. And he was first cousin to Mychal Bell, of the Jena Six. Scooter died after being in police custody and being tased. The incident prompted over 100 blacks in Winnfield to protest downtown.

The Winn Parish Coroner, Dr. Randolph Williams, actually concluded his report 3 weeks ago and for the past 3 weeks News Channel 5 has been trying to get a copy of the report. Dr. Williams has refused to release anything to the media. But Radio Talk Show Host Tony Brown has provided News Channel 5 a copy of the death certificate. Tony Brown has been in close contact with Scooters relatives. The Pikes gave Brown the death certificate—and permission for him to give it to us.

Tasered While Black: big hat tip to Tony brown for standing in the gap with this family.

That document explains Scooter died after being tased nine times over the course of 30 minutes. He went into cardiac arrest. The certificate also confirms Collins was in restraints- in police custody when he died. And the certificate labels the death a homicide.

This is Scott Nugent, son of former Winnfield Chief of Police Gleason Nugent. Scott Nugent is the officer who tased Scooter after a foot chase. Nugent says Scooter was resisting arrest. But relatives of Scooter told NC5 that Nugent and Scooter went to high school together in Winnfield and had a bumpy personal history that they never liked each other. By the way, Nugent’s record with Winnfield PD also has a major bump. In 2007 Nugent arrested a man for DWI--while the man was in Nugent’s custody he somehow managed to steal Nugent’s police cruiser—he crashed the car and died in the wreck.

Because the coroner was taking such a long time with his investigation, the Winnfield city council held an emergency meeting back in May. Nugent had been on paid suspension since the incident. But under an officer’s bill of rights, there’s only so much time that can pass until the officer is either allowed back to work or fired. The deadline was fast approaching so the city council voted 3 to 2 to terminate Nugent.

Nugent can appeal his termination to the local civil services board to try to get his job back. But job aside, Nugent could be facing criminal charges for the death. State Police Investigators are reviewing the incident and will present a report to the Winn Parish District Attorney. After that the case could go before a grand jury and then possibly a trial. Meanwhile Scooter’s family is consulting with a lawyer about a lawsuit. Scooter had a 4 year old son named Kadarien.

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Now the question is what are black folks going to do, just sit around and allow people to get tased to death - who is next? This is just another in the many cases (like the Deacon Williams case below) of men, women and children of our community being "Tasered While Black."







7 comments:

Villager said...

Some shyt is hard to get your head around. First, my prayers go out to this young brother's family. They have been through a lot.

Second, what goes thru the minds of the police as they tase a person nine times in 30 minutes. That is barbaric in nature.

I hope that an investigation brings to light the murderer-with-the-taser!

peace, Villager

Nate said...

Grrr. This is unbelievable. I never saw this. So glad you're posting.

This has to stop.

Sadly, I don't think it will anytime soon, though I'm not about to stop writing about tasers and informing my elected officials.

AAPP said...

Villager, we agree. this has to stop. Thank you for being one of the leaders within the afrospear to bring this and other cases of barbaric tasing to the American public. As you can see this blog is viewed from around the world.

Nate, thanks for your comments as well. We must bring these actions to the attention of the general public.

Andew Mance said...

After viewing countless videos of police brutality, I think I've finally figured out how the police cause people to *resist*. It seems to be an unofficial technique that some cops use to cause resistance which they can then use to to justify there brutality. I'm going to call this technique S.C.R.U.M. standing for

S=Smother the perpetrator (4-5 cops on top of the perpetrator so videos do not show what is going on nor can onlookers see)

C=Choke the perpetrator so he/she can't yell for help nor tell onlookers what is happening.

R=cause resistance by these methods:
1. Crush testicles causing severe pain
2. Crush kneecap causing severe pain

U=render victim Unconscious with TASER or via choking

M=Murder

A brutal example of this is the video of the murder of Deacon Frederick Williams
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=833329c647

Andew Mance said...

After viewing countless videos of police brutality, I think I've finally figured out how the police cause people to *resist*. It seems to be an unofficial technique that some cops use to cause resistance which they can then use to to justify there brutality. I'm going to call this technique S.C.R.U.M. standing for

S=Smother the perpetrator (4-5 cops on top of the perpetrator so videos do not show what is going on nor can onlookers see)

C=Choke the perpetrator so he/she can't yell for help nor tell onlookers what is happening.

R=cause resistance by these methods:
1. Crush testicles causing severe pain
2. Crush kneecap causing severe pain

U=render victim Unconscious with TASER or via choking

M=Murder

A brutal example of this is the video of the murder of Deacon Frederick Williams
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=833329c647

michael couture said...

to start off by saying "a convicted drug dealer" proves the lack of humaninity most white people have towards black and hispanics, my being white means nothing to me, lives are lives, drug dealers do not deserve death they need opportunities, we all are just trying to live and so many young people my age never will. we'd rather demonise than offer support and love for the misdirected youth, how can we stop this, one more mother without a son, one more son without a father. one more cop who will go free !!!

javieth said...

The scooter are very useful specially when there are traffic jump. I hater to drive my car in this days. But the scooter is a great alternative, although is necessary to be careful. Actually i visited a beautiful country and approached
costa rica investment opportunities
and i rode an scooter all the time, it was really fantastic.