Nephew of Justice Thomas Tased and Beaten
From Raw Story:
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is reportedly "outraged" after security guards at a New Orleans-area hospital were accused of punching and tasing his epileptic nephew, a news report states.
Derek Thomas was admitted to West Jefferson Hospital in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, Thursday, after a possible suicide attempt, reports ABC affiliate WGNO.
When the Supreme Court justice's nephew refused to put on a hospital gown and said he wanted to leave the hospital, doctors ordered security to restrain him.
Security guards "punched him in his lip, pulled out more than a fistful of his dreadlocks and tasered him to restrain him," a statement from Thomas' family said.
Best wishes to the Thomas family and I hope his nephew, who suffered massive epileptic seizures after the incident, will be ok. The ABC video report below the fold.
If some of these issues over abuse of Tasers ever gets to the SCOTUS, we hope that Justice Thomas will understand why many think the abuse of what can be a deadly weapon, regardless of what makers of Tasers say, is a serious issue in the area of security and policing and our citizens personal freedom.