Tuesday, October 09, 2007

UPDATE: Florida boot camp death

The back story is here and more recently here:
Guard testifies in his boot camp trial

A guard charged with killing a 14-year-old boy at a juvenile boot camp told jurors Monday that a video showing himself and other guards hitting, kneeing and dragging the boy depicts training designed to protect both the guards and the child.
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Helms and six other guards are charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child. Nurse Kristin Schmidt, who is seen throughout the 30-minute video watching the altercation, also is charged in Anderson's death.
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"These are not rogue officers who are trying to punish a kid," he said. "Nobody is going to say that those hammer strikes or knee strikes were unlawful, they were strictly according to procedure."
Excuuuuse me, the "Nobody is going to say" is just a lie. Many people say that kneeing, 'hammer striking', smothering, and killing a 14 year old boy is unlawful ... including medical examiners, police, human rights organizations and, obviously, prosecutors.

It's hard to believe the Nazi prison camp defense is in use in America today: 'It vas strictly according to procedure' AKA 'Ve vas just following orders.'


Cross posted at VidiotSpeak