Skip to main content

I got this from Rawstory:

The family of this gentleman is suing as well they should after he died while in police custody.

Why did he die?

He was hit with a taser up to 13 times as it was used as a cattle prod.

Luckily the police officers have been fired because they are clearly a menace to society.

Unfortunately, one of them is black.

Luckily the local police chief called in the GBI (Georgia Bureau of Investigations).

This is an account from the local news:

Gregory Towns was apprehended by East Point police after a foot chase. He was under suspicion of domestic abuse. The police gave chase. He gave up. He was handcuffed but was tired after prolonged exertion. The officers used their tasers on him up to 13 times according to the taser discharge log.
This is against Georgia and federal procedure.

His death is ruled a homicide by the medical examiner due to the use of taser stuns after physical exertion.

From another kossack

11:14 AM PT: To clarify, I think it is unfortunate that a black man in law enforcement, abused another Blackman under color of law. There is a long unfortunate history of black vs black violence that I am not qualified to discuss.

Originally posted to a2nite on Thu Aug 28, 2014 at 10:09 AM PDT.

Also republished by Police Accountability Group, Support the Dream Defenders, Barriers and Bridges, and Black Kos community.

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site