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The man, a WWII veteran, was in his room in a nursing home in a small town near Chicago. The staff wanted him to go to a hospital because they feared he had a bladder infection, and he refused, and someone called 911. He refused to leave his room, so police "decided to take him by force..." and one of then fired a shotgun into him, using beanbag ammunition - a round meant for crowd control, and generally used in prison riots at a distance  of 6 to 8 feet, causing internal injuries and bleeding. Police stated the man came at them "with a knife or cane". The man's daughter, who is suing the officers, stated he needed a cane to stand and walk and  could have not attacked anyone...

So we have gone from concern over an old man's health to calling police who decide after consulting with each other to attack and forcibly remove him and eventually shoot him from 8 feet, handcuff and restrain him on the floor after he is shot and handcuffed, and in the process, kill him...then claim he attacked them with his cane...or a knife, which was not found.

Is anyone in the government reading this shit? This type of police INSANITY happens every week, is seldom reported in the "liberal media", and obviously arouses no one's concern. Is this what we can expect from police now? From ALL police? And yet it never happens to rich people, does it...

Originally posted to old mark on Mon Jun 23, 2014 at 02:49 PM PDT.

Also republished by Police Accountability Group.

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