Every once in a while you’ll learn something about a story that unsettles you, makes you feel like there’s something really not right, that you’re not being told, going on behind the scenes.
Such is the case with the death of Baron Pikes, who was tased multiple times by the one cop in the department likely to tase people, who are likely to be black, twice after he was already dead.
There’s a lot to this story that makes you wonder if you’re getting the whole story. A man wanted on drug charges who had no drugs in his system? I don’t know. I know a lot of people who use drugs and, usually, if they use drugs, they use drugs. You know what I mean? Yet, here a guy wanted on a drug charge dies and there are no drugs in his system–not coke, not pot, nothing. Just seems weird.
Then, of course, there’s the officer who claims that “something happened with his body that caused him to go into cardiac arrest or whatever.” Yes, that something would be your office repeatedly electrocuting him. Odd.
And then, at the bottom of the CNN story, there’s the whole sordid tale of corruption within the town where this happened. So, it makes you wonder just a little what’s going on in that town.
But elle, phd points out something I hadn’t seen before. Pikes was Mychal Bell’s first cousin. And doesn’t that just stick in your craw?