The family of a Louisiana man who police say shot himself while handcuffed in the back of a squad car wants the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the case.
Victor White III, 22, of New Iberia, La., died on March 3 after being stopped by police officers responding to a report of a fight at a nearby gas station, attorneys for White’s family said.
According to a police statement obtained by the NBC network, Victor White III “was taken into custody, handcuffed behind his back, and transported to the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office for processing. Once at the Sheriff’s Office, White became uncooperative and refused to exit the deputy’s patrol vehicle. As the deputy requested assistance from other deputies, White produced a handgun and fired one round striking himself in the back.”
However, the coroner’s report, obtained first by NBC months later, showed that White was shot in the front just under his right nipple.
In today’s society with all the current turbulence related to police brutality festering throughout areas around the country, I propose the question: Can we rely on the testimony of law enforcement, in cases where police brutality is considered suspicious because evidence and/or detail to the situation are initially withheld, should the individual(s) involved statement be valid enough to be considered a credible source in proving whether or not foul play is relevant in the matter?
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Our Beloved “Bey” has been fortunate enough to grace the stadium of past Super Bowl games, where she always managed to give a spell-bounding show, however, this time around a lot of angry fans of the Super Bowl were not particularly pleased with her performance and even went as far as to boycott Queen Bey. Their reasons for doing so stemmed from the idea that Beyonce was bashing the criminal justice force when she made references to the Black Lives Matter Movement and also acknowledged a young man who was recently murdered by police during her performance as well. Various individuals took to social media to display their outrage, majority of which were a barrage of racial insults. The issue of freedom of speech became apparent in this matter due to the fact that people as far as to diminish Beyonce’s character to someone with terrorist intentions in the United States. Sure EVERYONE is entitled to their own form of opinion and the ideology of freedom of speech condones such behavior, yet on the other hand, isn’t Beyonce also entitled to those same opinions whether it’s speaking on racial inequalities, police injustice, etc. The only difference between the livid commentators of her performance and she is that she used her words for empowerment and acknowledgment and they used their words for discrimination and belittlement. Isn’t that the real issue here? The primary question in this matter is at what point is freedom of speech considered a hate crime. Is it relevant to the Super Bowl situation? Do you feel that actions should be taken to prevent situations like this from occurring.Is it possible during the this digital era? Leave us your questions or comments on the Give Us Your Scoop page.
Cam Newton is dealing with questions of character, ethics, and mostly lack of privacy after his recent lost to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50. However, a win or lost shouldn’t mean that we as citizens with rights deserve privacy? Why should celebrities be subject to such a shocking lack of privacy? Aren’t they just humans with the same rights as other citizens? Many people would say celebrities should not be entitled to the privacy enjoyed by the public because they are constantly in the spotlight and virtually everything they do is in the public domain.I believe that public figures deserve the same rights that everyday working class citizens get. A lost game should not define one’s character or give people a reason to evade Newton’s privacy. For more info check out the link below.
http://The Price of Fame: Celebrities and the Right to Privacy