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Cops Cuff, Hood, Beat, and Suffocated Naked Man to Death—No Charges


 When Daniel Prude died on March 30, 2020, not one mainstream media network covered it and it had been but a blip in local media. It wasn’t until his family fought for months to seek out out what happened that Prude’s case finally saw the sunshine of day. within the midst of a chemically-induced mental state crisis, Prude was compliant and sat on the bottom when asked by police and placed into handcuffs. Moments later, he’d have a hood placed on his head while cops shoved his face into the pavement until he stopped breathing and eventually died.

Seven days after Prude stopped breathing on his own, he would die on life support.

Now, only one month before the anniversary of Prude’s death, big apple Attorney General Letitia James announced a jury voted to not indict any of the officers involved.

The grand jury’s decision sparked immediate protests Tuesday night, prompting street closures as citizens needed change.
“This isn't what we expected, this can be not what we wanted, and until there's justice during this system, they'll not get any peace from us because it's our duty to fight for our freedom and abolish the system from the bottom up,” one in every one of the protesters, Jay Johnson said.

According to WHAM, in a very statement, Interim Rochester police officer Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan said while the department respects the choice of the juryit'll continue with its investigation. The officers involved remain inactive.

Prude’s brother called the police that evening to urge help for his brother. this is often a call he now regrets.

“I placed a telephone call for my brother to induce help. Not for my brother to induce lynched,” Prude’s brother, Joe Prude, said at a conference. “How did you see him and in a roundabout way say, ‘The man is defenseless, buck naked on the bottom. He’s cuffed up already. Come on.’ what percentage more brothers gotta die for society to know that this has to stop?”

Joe Prude was way more qualified to induce his brother in check than the officers and he should haven't called them to try to do it for him. Sadly, this kind of scenario plays out sort of a broken record as members of the family depend on cops to assist their loved ones, and “help” is oftentimes last on the list.

As the video shows, Prude is initially compliant with police and sits down on the bottom, allowing officers to handcuff him. However, he slowly becomes agitated after officers put a hood on his head.

It is unclear if Prude attempted to spit on officers before having the hood placed over his head. However, this incident passed as COVID-19 deaths began mounting within the state, so officers said they placed the hood on his head for his or her protection.

“Give me your gun, I need it,” Prude shouts after officers put the hood on him.

For no apparent reason, aside from shelling out punishment, officers then slam the man’s head into the concrete. One officer then holds his head down against the pavement with both hands, saying “calm down” and “stop spitting.” Another officer places a knee on his back.

“Trying to kill me!” Prude says, his voice becoming muffled and anguished under the hood.

“OK, stop. I need it. I need it,” Prude begs, his voice growing softer because the air is squeezed from his body.

For over two minutes police held Prude’s face to the bottom with a hood over it until eventually fluid started running from his mouth and he stopped breathing.

“My man. You puking?” an official says.

Officers then removed the hood and therefore the handcuffs but it absolutely was too late, Prude would never start breathing on his own again and would die days later in a very hospital.

According to the AP, spit hoods are scrutinized as an element within the deaths of several prisoners within the U.S. and other countries in recent years.

According to the report, a health worker concluded that Prude’s death was a homicide caused by “complications of asphyxia within the setting of physical restraint.” The report lists excited delirium and acute intoxication by phencyclidine, or PCP, as contributing factors.

“The police have shown us over and all over again that they're not equipped to handle individuals with psychological state concerns. These officers are trained to kill and to not deescalate. These officers are trained to ridicule, rather than supporting Mr. Daniel Prude,” Ashley Gantt of Free the People ROC said at the press conference with Prude’s family.

Sadly, she is true which is precisely what we see within the video below.

“He was just a bright, loving person, just family-oriented, always there for us after we needed him,” Prude’s aunt Letoria Moore said, and “never hurt or harmed anybody.”



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