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Florida Police Dump Quadriplegic Man From His Wheelchair

I would say this is a case of police brutality. In Hillsborough County, Florida, police were caught, by their own surveillance cameras, dumping a quadriplegic man from his wheelchair and onto the ground. Apparently they were trying to determine whether or not he actually needed the chair.

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February 12, 2008 - Posted by | Current Events, News | , , ,

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  1. It is outragous that the police would do this when all they would have to do was have him checked by a doctor. But apparrently the police wre right in there assumption because if you watch the tape closely after the man in the wheel chair is dumped and lieing on the floor he is moving his legs under the blanket and pulling the blanket up with his arms. So he has use of all his limbs. A quadapegic has no use of any limbs. Before he was dumped he was grinning ear to ear. So I believe this was a set up either to get money from the police or set up the media because they jump on these stories and blow them up out of proportion. Either way if that is the case then he just which stupid cops to use.

    Tommy B

    Comment by Thomas Blair | February 13, 2008 | Reply

  2. First of all, quadriplegia does not mean that they have “no use of any limbs”. All it means is impairment in all 4. 2nd, the leg movement was probably involuntary muscle spasms. Get your facts straight before making such derogatory comments.

    Comment by George B | February 14, 2008 | Reply

  3. Tommy,

    The tape was from the SO’s survalnce camera. Do you actually know anyone who is paralyzed? It is very obvious from the tape that he is disabled. Just because he has some movement doesn’t mean he isn’t paralzyed.

    DH

    Comment by TheDeeZone | February 17, 2008 | Reply

  4. The cop in the end who is laughing ought to have his lips stapled shut.

    Comment by David Fields | March 1, 2008 | Reply

  5. Read in last Thursday’s Alligator that the Tampa police have dumped another inmate out of a wheelchair.

    Comment by TheDeeZone | March 3, 2008 | Reply

  6. that must have really sucked! that wuz harsh! she didn’t have to dump him on the ground! i feel sorry 4 that guy! i would get really pissed if someone did that to me!

    Comment by ME | March 4, 2008 | Reply

  7. when you give a bunch of cousin lovin,sister humpin,inbred hillies guns and power,dont sit there and whine about the end result!!!

    Comment by mad sam | March 20, 2008 | Reply


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