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“Don’t Resist, Motherf****r!” Nevada Police Assault Diabetic in Insulin Shock

February 9, 2012
William Grigg, Republic Magazine

Adam Greene of Henderson, Nevada, who was severely beaten by a thugscrum  municipal and state police while suffering from diabetic shock, has been offered roughly $188,000 by the city and state to settle a federal lawsuit.

Last October 29, Greene was driving to work at about 4:30 a.m. when his blood sugar plummeted and he “gradually slipped towards or into Insulin shock,” recounts the lawsuit. When he stopped at an intersection, a still-unidentified officer “approached Adam’s vehicle with his gun draw and kicked the window…. Adam was unresponsive to the officer’s drawn weapon, commands and kick … because of the Insulin shock.”

Another officer arrived and dragged Adam violently from the car and threw him face-down to the pavement. Within seconds, Adam – who was inert and completely passive, owing to his condition — was surrounded by a five officers. Several of them restrained him while one kicked him repeatedly in the face and head, shouting “Stop resisting, motherfu**er!” Two others struck him repeatedly in the side and midsection.

After the victim was handcuffed, one of the assailants – displaying the preoccupation with “officer safety” that defines every violent interaction between police and helpless citizens – asked the others, “Is anybody hurt?” By this time, a search of Adam’s pockets had turned up a vial of insulin, and the officers were aware that they were dealing with a sick diabetic, rather than a drunken driver.

“He’s a diabetic,” one of the officers told a dispatcher over the radio. “He’s probably in shock, semiconscious.”

And now… the rest of the story. …..

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