The Australian police killed aboriginal “accidently” in a hospital prison. Altough the official reason for his death is still unknown, it is not peculiar to say he suffocated because he shouted eleven times. If you hear this your first question is: “How could this happen?” . Well the policemen said that if you can speak, you definetly can breathe. Which is very wrong because you need air to speak, but when you cannot breathe your oxygen reservoir is limited that means that you can speak until your oxygen reservoir is empty and your brain does’nt get oxygen anymore what can lead to unconciousness. After unconciousness comes unfortunately the death if you do’nt get oxygen fast.
If you have an instinct for solving this kind of stuff you are right because that is the first step. I think it is clear that the police may not kill someone by this way for any reason. Imagine that he stole hundred million dollar even then the police is not allowed to kill him this way. In this situation the boy was arrested because he did’nt stop eating cookies. He did’nt steal it, he did’nt murder someone to get cookies and he did’nt pay black money for the cookies. He had buyed the cookies with fair money and he was arrested. The fact that the doctor said that does not make the situation less terrible. Arresting someone and acting such savage for this little thing brings us to another safety fail: trouble with deciding what still acceptable and allowed and what is not. The police corps agreed that it was unacceptable. There is one fact that is very interesting and shows how unfair police can be sometimes and that is that more aborginals died with such violence than others in ratio. Everybody knows that your rights do not depend on your skin color and origin these days. Onfortunately that is exactly what you can see in the police’s behaviour. My opinion is that the police has to be more neutral maybe by changing the police’s training because the policeman’s behaviour could be different to another man. This behaviour from policeman happens mainly because they don’t trust himand that is because his appearance does’nt match theirs. So if a policeman is arresting someone far any reason he has to be careful to don’t deal damage to him or she.
You can read the story and watch the video on The Guardian’s website.