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Sichiro died for our sins of omission…

Good morning, Netizens…

The attorney for the plaintiff in the case of Benites S. Sichiro referred to his client’s death at the hands of the Spokane County Sheriff’s Department as “falling through the cracks”.

The 39-year-old man suffered multiple Taser shocks, was beaten unconscious and was struck by a jailer using what is referred to as a “donkey kick” before dying of a lacerated liver on Jan. 29, 2006. That’s falling through the cracks?

Let us agree to terms, shall we? In the future when referring to victims of police violence in Spokane, Washington, instead of referring to it as “falling through the cracks”, let us refer to such incidents by their more proper name: falling through the chasm of systematic police abuse.

Now the attorneys, acting for Sichiro’s ex-wife, have reached a settlement of $425,000 for wrongful death. It remains to be seen however whether any amount of money would ever rectify the disgusting abuse that took place in the last fleeting moments of this man’s life.

Granted, Benites S. Sichiro was no poster child. However, the abuse must stop.


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