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And he should have been. In 2010, his nephew, Derek Thomas, was beaten and tased at West Jefferson Hospital in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. The taser put him into a "massive epileptic seizure."

According to ABC affiliate WGNO via Mother Jones...

When the Supreme Court justice's nephew refused to put on a hospital gown and said he wanted to leave the hospital, doctors ordered security to restrain him.

Security guards "punched him in his lip, pulled out more than a fistful of his dreadlocks and tasered him to restrain him," a statement from Thomas' family said.

Shortly afterwards, family members say, Thomas suffered a "massive epileptic seizure."

So, yeah, Clarence was pissed.

Maybe he was pissed enough to reconsider his opinions and rulings from the bench.

Maybe Thomas will think of his nephew when the SCOTUS refuses to hear cases like this...

The Supreme Court recently refused to hear the case of a pregnant woman who was repeatedly tasered by Seattle police during a routine traffic stop simply because she refused to sign a speeding ticket. The Rutherford Institute
Sorry about your nephew, Clarence. I hope he recovered and sued the shit out of the hospital and the security firm. I just worry that his case will be swept aside by you and your cohorts should it reach the SCOTUS.

Read more at Mother Jones

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Originally posted to Z. Woof on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 08:01 AM PDT.

Also republished by Police Accountability Group and RaceGender DiscrimiNATION.

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