Friday, July 22, 2011

Federal Jury Awards $10 Million Against TASER International for Teenager's Death

Black blogger and social activist Eddie G. Griffin, BASG says:
HALLELUJAH! Praise the Lord! After 674 taser related death... a four-year campaign to raise public awareness... and 31 blog posts at my site on the subject... FINALLY, TASER International, with all its slick high-power lawyers and intimidated and bribed medical examiners and pseudo-scientific babbling experts... FINALLY, TASER International get shocked in the pocketbook... Eddie G. Griffin
CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Attorneys John Burton and Peter M. Williamson announce that at 2:30 p.m. EDT today, a federal court jury returned a verdict for wrongful death in the amount of $10,000,000.00 against TASER International Inc., for the wrongful death of 17-year-old Darryl Turner, who collapsed and died in a Charlotte, North Carolina supermarket on March 20, 2008, following shocks to the chest from a TASER Model X26 electronic control device.
CNBC also reports that:

After the verdict was announced, John Burton, lead counsel for the plaintiffs, explained the importance of the verdict: "TASER has been irresponsible in representing the safety of its products. Hopefully, this verdict will sound the alarm to police officers around the world that firing these weapons into the chests of people should be avoided. No other family should have to endure the tragedy that the Fontenot family has experienced." The lawsuit is Fontenot v. TASER International, Inc., United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, Charlotte Division, Case No.
3:10-CV-125.  United States District Judge Robert Conrad presided. 
However, Taser International has announced it will appeal.

The jury consisted of five women and three men [whose skin color is not reported in the article].

If you are in North Carolina and looking for lawyers for a Taser lawsuit, you might want to contact and consider the following lawyers, who won the ten million dollar jury award.
Plaintiffs' Counsel: John Burton, Esq. THE LAW OFFICES OF JOHN BURTON65 North Raymond Ave, Ste 300Pasadena, CA 91103Tel: 626-449-8300/Email: jb@johnburtonlaw.comWeb: Peter M. Williamson, Esq.WILLIAMSON & KRAUSS21800 Oxnard Street, Suite 305Woodland Hills, CA 91367Tel: 818-226-5700/Email: pmw@wandklaw.comWeb: Charles A. Everage, Esq.EVERAGE LAW FIRM, PLLC1800 Camden Road, Ste. 104 Charlotte, NC 28216Tel: 704-377-9157/ Email: cae@everagel

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Black Pastor Says He Warned Police that Local White Youths had Launched Two Year 'Campaign Of Harassment' Before They Murdered James Craig Anderson.

An anonymous tipster brings our attention to an enormous color-aroused injustice in Mississippi.  White youths were wilding for two years in Jackson, MI, before they finally killed a Black man.  Keep an eye on the penalty the two white alleged youth murderers get for murdering a Black man.  In economic terms, prices influence buying behavior.  Just as people buy less coffee as the price increases, whites would kill less Black people if the prices they paid for killing Black people were increased.
A Brandon pastor said he had warned police and school officials that if something wasn't done about Deryl Dedmon's behavior, the teenager may one day kill someone.

Dedmon, 18, is charged with murder in connection with the Sunday death of James Craig Anderson. He is accused of running Anderson, 49, over with his truck. Dedmon is currently free on a $50,000 bond.

Pastor Brian Richardson, of Castlewoods Baptist Church, said his son, a student at Brandon High School, was bullied by Dedmon."My son was harassed by Deryl Dedmon. 

Beginning in 2008, specifically September 2008, Deryl began this campaign of harassment against my son and it continued for two years," Richardson said.Richardson said in 2009, his son called police after Dedmon and a group of boys confronted him at a Brandon pond and tried to start a fight. He said the group, including Dedmon, tormented several teens in the community, using racial and homphobic slurs.
Here's the anonymous tipster's account and opinion:
It seems that a group of white boys had a favorite past time that included, bullying, fighting, and terrorizing others with racial and homophobic slurs.  It is noted the white Pastor who is speaking out against one of the culprits in this hit and run murder said that the he feels that the high school and police did the best they could; I don't recall hearing him say that, but I see that it is written.  However, I feel that everyone failed these white boys, by dismissing their behavior as boys will be boys, even the African American  judge that gave one of the primary agitators such a low bond referred to the tow head boy as a kid. It's tragic that everyone in their community failed these boys in the end result is that these boys murdered because they're white, because they feel entitled, and because their illusion of whiteness made them feel they could get away with such a hideous act. 

Had these two young men been born a Tyrone or a Jamal, their reign of terror would have never been able to breathe light.  They would have been suspended from school early on, arrested and doing time on terrorist threats, and would more than likely spent their time at a juvenile facility as the result of the constant fighting and harassments.  It seems that the poor people of Mississippi are so color aroused that they're having a difficult time distinguishing who is and who is not a "thug,' especially if it comes in white face, and that is unfortunate for us all, because again, there are no winners in this situation, a man is dead, and parents are reaping what they've sewn when they allowed hate to fester in their children.

I see how the comment section in several of these articles I have read attempt to accuse the MURDER victim of wrongdoing.  They're questioning why this man was out early in the AM hours, stating that a fight was initiated by the victim, and their suggesting that the man was a drug dealer well before facts are even put together.  It is the black victim's fault for ruining the lives of these two white boys.  I'm appalled that would even be considered. I'm also distressed over the kid glove treatment one of the perpetrators is receiving.