Don’t Go Into Diabetic Shock Around The Police

Abby Zimet for Common Dreams:

The city council of Henderson, Nev. has approved a settlement of $158,500 after police brutally beat a man in diabetic shock after they stopped him for what they thought was drunken driving. Video shows five officers screaming at, pulling guns on and subduing Adam Greene as a sixth kicks him hard enough to break several ribs. Then they figured out he was ill. Who is it these guys work for again?

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  • Apathesis

    I still can’t figure out why guns or more than three cops were needed…  Morons

  • http://fruitbattv.com/ Solar

    This is modern America, a fascist state – where police automatically consider you a criminal and so feel  justified in kicking the shit out of you.
    The western paradigm is losing it’s power in the world, and slowly democracies are slipping into police states – This is coming to neighbour hood near you.  

  • Liam_McGonagle

    “To the man with a hammer, all problems are nails.”

    Cops, as a group (with obvious individual exceptions), are as dumb as a bag of rocks.  Not satanic cultists devoted to inflicing misery, but overworked peons set out into the world with little meaningful direction from their superiors.  And heavy clubs and loaded guns.

    Got tons of these in my family, and as much as I loathe being in their presence I understand that they aren’t Evil Incarnate.  What they need is leadership, and our culture, or at least our generation as a whole, seems completely indifferent to that.

    As much damage, mental and bodily harm as these cops inflict they get some back, too.  I personally haven’t spoken to any of the cops in my family for nearly a decade now, and it’s a well publicized fact that these households experience domestic violence, alcoholism, broken marriages, etc., well in excess of the society average.

    • http://twitter.com/talkbackty Tyler Shotwell

      The quote you used describes it perfectly. The state started training police officers like soldiers, making citizens the enemy. This is reinforced when officers go into the field and deal with people intent on doing harm. Then that becomes their mindset, and it’s difficult to change a mindset. 

    • Ewop07

      That’s because most cops are losers and take the job because they were bullied in school or it’s the only job they qualify for.

  • Anarchy Pony

    “To Protect and Serve.” Yeah. Sad fucking state of affairs.

    • zedted

       When was the last time you looked at a police cruiser?  Because it doesn’t say that anymore. An honest cop will tell you they are just for special interest groups.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Chanbonpin/1460775184 James Chanbonpin

    Yeah, I live here in Henderson and cops here and in Las Vegas next door are known for being reckless, arrogant people. There have been instances where people have been shot and killed unarmed and for no reason. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=704235411 Greg Ashley

    pigboy – pigboy, thank you for the one hundred and fifty eight thousand dollars. REpulsive cowardy gun toteing yee haa gobshite pricks.

    • marklar_primus

      Actually the pig pays nothing that’s YOUR $158,000. People have to start learning to go after the cops instead of the department or the city, otherwise there is simply no deterent in any dollar amount. They’ll just steal more from your neighbors in fines fees and taxes to make up for the payouts so WTF do they care?

      Sue a cop and win a $158,000 judgement and I gaurantee he’ll likely loose his house, his wife, his kids, and even if he manages to keep his job he’ll be the most polite and gentile pig you ever did see.

  • zedted

    The City of Henderson paid the settlement, who paid the city.  When cops have to pay these settlements out of their own pocket we will see a change but until then get used to seeing more and more of this.  Once they got you in their sights you are screwed, they will make stuff up you can bet on that.  They will charge you with something as bad as they can make up and you’ll be happy to plea it down to a lesser charge just to get free of the nightmare.  Disarming America one felony at a time.    There will only be Us and Them in the future.    Everyone will wise up and not talk to cops.

  • nathan willard

    They like to feel proud of themselves when the  promote the idea of putting their life on the line, but then they kick a diabetic while he is face first in the tar. What do they risk for their country? bullying and beating, cowering from the camera, lying on police reports. These are not Heroes these are just people who care more about going home with a paycheck then the means in acquiring it. 

    A real hero would risk his life to do right with out subjecting the innocent to the punishment of a criminal, nor act as a judge to condemn men before a due process. 

    Their true crime is to demonize the populace and to assume guilt until innocent is proven, and worse yet to assume guilt and ensure guilt when truly innocent.

  • Mogley71

    cops should be required to learn wrestling or jiu jitsu for a minimum of 5 yrs so that it only takes one officer to subdue a suspect and then the rest of the pussies dont have to kick and knee the guy on the ground

    • Anarchy Pony

      You make it sound like they don’t want to.

  • http://twitter.com/leo00o83 Amir

    Guys, what you just witnessed was nothing short of terror. I’m a type 1 from LAS VEGAS and I already, luckily, had an episode of a severe hypo on the road without getting cops to break me any ribs on the pavement. I watch this in horror because I know this could happen to me any day. Severe hypos are REAL easy to get if you’re insulin dependent and don’t check yourself every 15 minutes. The problem is that in the real world it’s rare to find type 1′s who ACTUALLY DO THAT EVERY DAY OF THEIR LIVES and you’ll never know what it’s like until you are actually insulin dependent. This is nothing short of horror.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    I’m only surprised that other people are surprised by this. I got a friend with diabetes who served time for a traffic offense…which was treated similar to drunk driving. Great guy…no record…college grad. Diabetic reaction hit him hard one day. He woke up in a ditch with cops pulling him out of his car. Unfortunate…but at least no one was hurt. Given the circumstances, you’d think they’d settle for a restricted license and some fines. Nope…he wound up in county pokey, lost everything while he was away for half a year, was released on parole and had to start his life over again in a halfway house…where he was assaulted by a fellow resident and decided to settle for homelessness instead of being knifed again. It took him years to get employed, back into school for advanced degrees, and on with his life…all because his pancreas made him a criminal in the eyes of the law. Seriously man…our culture of hyper-punishment and jail for profit…definite bag of shit.
     

    • Ewop07

      Did they not check him for Alcohol and drugs?  One would think he would be cleared if his system was clear of any illegal substance. 

      • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

        Dude…thats the BS part of it all. They did test him. They didn’t wind up charging him for substance use of any kind. They put forward that by not managing his diabetes properly…he was criminally liable for his actions…and not just a little liable (fines, classes, etc)…they sent his butt to the pokey for a half year.

        • Liam_McGonagle

          Eek.

          I know it can get complicated when there are all these minimum sentencing guidelines judges have to follow, but that’s horrific.  I don’t see how the judges sleep at night.

          Sh*t sounds great (well to some people) during an election year, but doesn’t work so hot in practice, like Alabama’s “voluntary self-deportation” laws. 

  • Guest

    Those Cops are chickensh*t cowards. And yes, they are “evil”. 

  • Micah Dylan

    they’re gonna keep this bullshit up until people learn to buck back & make ‘em think twice about fucking with folks .. just saying

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GAQQDSJC6PCWS6GGGBRXFQTOCU steve

    One of them actually asks the others if anyone is hurt. One of them just walks up and starts kicking. Maybe the same one. I couldn’t watch it a second time because I was too ashamed of my fellow (so called) man.

  • Simiantongue

    All that for diabetic shock eh? Don’t think I want to see what they do with cancer patients. 

  • citizen

    “is anybody hurt” ya the guy you fucktards were just kicking hard enough to break his ribs. We’re all fuckt if this can happen, be recorded, then go through court to prove it was wrong in the first place. anyone can see this is wrong. if a judge even had to think about it after seeing this video he should not be in the position he is in.