[TRIGGER WARNING: DEATH, ABELISM]
How in the fuck does this keep happening? And how can you say that there's no more racism when it only happens to people of color?
Savannah man, 22-year-old Matthew Ojibade, dies in restraining chair while in police custody
So according to the cops, even though they were supposed to take this man to the hospital because he was experiencing a manic episode, they took him to the police station and said they just had to put him in a restraining chair because he was attacking them. And then somehow he just died. They checked on him twice, and the second time, he was just dead.
WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED? And why shouldn't you be charged with manslaughter considering the fact that if you had just taken him to the hospital, he would likely be alive?
Manic episodes are not associated with sudden death. Cops are, though.
This is yet another example of how being black + mental illness + cops = you'll probably be killed. Black men especially are not allowed to be mentally ill because any odd behavior is considered a threat. If Matthew Ojibade had been white, he'd likely still be alive.