French protesters mark death of black man in police custody

Adama Traoré
Adama Traoré

source: U.S.News
published: 18 July 2020

Singing “No justice, no peace!” thousands of protesters marched through a Paris suburb Saturday to mark the fourth anniversary of the death of a Black man in police custody whose case has mobilized broad anger against police brutality and racial injustice in France.

The festive demonstration and concert in Beaumont-sur-Oise honored Adama Traoré, who died on his 24th birthday in July 2016 after an arrest in circumstances that remain unclear. But it was also about broader anti-government grievances, and climate activists co-organized this year’s protest.

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Police keep using ‘excited delirium’ to justify brutality. It’s junk science

Restraint Methodsource: Washington Post
published: 17 July 2020

Last year, after police had placed Elijah McClain in a chokehold, then handcuffed him, paramedics injected him with a dose of ketamine, a powerful sedative. They said he “appeared to be” exhibiting signs of “excited delirium”; he subsequently went into cardiac arrest and died.

Earlier this year, police officers in Tacoma, Wash., cited excited delirium in the case of another unarmed black man, Manuel Ellis, who died in custody. And as Derek Chauvin knelt on George Floyd’s neck for the final moments of his life, a fellow police officer said, “I am concerned about excited delirium or whatever.” This may be part of Chauvin’s defense against murder charges.

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