Would that be the van the police failed to buckle him in to? You know, when his arms were pinned behind his back and he didn't even have the ability to buckle himself in? That's the van?
Originally Posted by Excon
It seems the police have a history of doing this to people.
Freddie Gray not the first to come out of Baltimore police van with serious injuries - Baltimore Sun
Relatives of Dondi Johnson Sr., who was left a paraplegic after a 2005 police van ride, won a $7.4 million verdict against police officers. A year earlier, Jeffrey Alston was awarded $39 million by a jury after he became paralyzed from the neck down as the result of a van ride. Others have also received payouts after filing lawsuits.
Christine Abbott, a 27-year-old assistant librarian at the Johns Hopkins University, is suing city officers in federal court, alleging that she got such a ride in 2012. According to the suit, officers cuffed Abbott's hands behind her back, threw her into a police van, left her unbuckled and "maniacally drove" her to the Northern District police station, "tossing [her] around the interior of the police van."
"They were braking really short so that I would slam against the wall, and they were taking really wide, fast turns," Abbott said in an interview that mirrored allegations in her lawsuit. "I couldn't brace myself. I was terrified."
The most sensational case in Baltimore involved Johnson, a 43-year-old plumber who was arrested for public urination. He was handcuffed and placed in a transport van in good health. He emerged a quadriplegic.
Before he died, he complained to his doctor that he was not buckled into his seat when the police van "made a sharp turn," sending him "face first" into the interior of the van, court records state. He was "violently thrown around the back of the vehicle as [police officers] drove in an aggressive fashion, taking turns so as to injure [Johnson] who was helplessly cuffed," the lawsuit stated.
The fact you posted that link with a smiley face tells me you don't have the first clue what this argument is even about.
You also just got done making a case for injury during his arrest and assumed the van ride didn't injure him or make anything worse. Jesus, how wrong you are, and how proud you seem of the fact! Is this embarrassing for you? It's got to be.