In general, white people treat each other humanely. But in their relations with non-white people, whites function as psychopaths. Dr. Bobby Wright has explained, 'the psychopath is an individual who is constantly in conflict with other persons or groups. He is unable to experience guilt, is completely selfish and callous, and has a total disregard for the rights of others. Psychopaths simply ignore the concept of right and wrong. By ignoring this trait in the White race (the lack of ethical and moral development) Blacks have made and are still making a tragic mistake in basing the worldwide Black liberation movement on moral suasion. It is pathological for Blacks to keep attempting to use moral suasion on a people who have no morality where race is the variable.' [MORE]
Corrections Cpl. Nicholas Evans stood next to the chair. He flipped his body camera off and pummeled the face of the 47-year-old inmate who suffers from an undiagnosed mental illness. Debose could not move his arms to defend himself from the onslaught.
The release of a new video shows clear inhumane treatment towards inmates by guards in Cleveland’s jail.
Cuyahoga County corrections officers Nicholas Evans and Timothy Dugan are both seen repeatedly punching the inmate, Terrance Debose, during the March 2018 incident.
Debose was removed from his jail cell and taken into isolation via wheelchair for unknown reasons.
In the latest video Debose, 47, is seen being wheeled into an isolated room in March by a white guar. Debose’s arms and legs were strapped to a chair, and his face was covered by what looked to be a spit guard.
The guard, who has since been identified as Cpl. Nicholas Evans, appeared to be talking with Debose while walking around the room. The arm of a second guard, Timothy Dugan, appeared from the door as he seemed to be talking with Debose, as well. Evans then turned off his body camera and then immediately strikes Debose on the face several times as he sat defenseless in the wheelchair. Dugan enters the frame and also hits Debose, who was struck so severely that he suffered a concussion, the outlet reported.
A health care technician later enters the isolation cell, but it is unclear if they are aware of the incident, WKYC 3 noted. Evans and Dugan continued to stand in front of Debose when they both hit him one more time. According to Cleveland.com, the guards left Debose sitting there bleeding for two hours.
Evans punches Debose six times and Dugan twice. Evans faces a felonious assault charge that carries a potential eight-year prison sentence if he’s convicted. Dugan is charged with misdemeanor assault, and both are charged with violating Debose’s civil rights. They pleaded not guilty at their arraignments in early April.
The two officers are on unpaid administrative leave while the case is pending.
Debose was initially jailed on cocaine possession and charges of tampering with evidence. His initial bond was $2,500, and he has since been indicted on charges of aggravated burglary, felonious assault and theft. $50,000.
His brother, Emanuel Debose, said in an interview that his brother has always suffered from mental illness, but is unsure of his exact diagnosis. His cases are on the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court’s mental health docket, which is designed to help mentally ill offenders get the help they need instead of languishing in jails and prisons.
“He said they beat him up bad,” Emanuel Debose said. “He said he wasn’t really able to talk because they’re recording the calls from the jail. He asked if I could get him some help, but I really didn’t know how to go about doing that type of stuff.”
The corrections officers who beat his brother are among the eight charged various incidents that are part of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office ongoing probe of civil-rights violations in the jail. Also charged are former warden Eric Ivey and former jail director Ken Mills.
Video released on Tuesday showed an inmate collapse from an overdose at the jail and be ignored for more than two hours before dying at a hospital, WKYC reported.
Two now-indicted corrections officers were seen in video released last month punching a woman, who also tied up in a restraint chair, and using pepper foam spray directly in her eyes.
The Ohio Attorney General’s Office has an ongoing probe of civil-rights violations at the jail and has also charged former warden Eric Ivey and former jail director Ken Mills.
Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced on Thursday that he would be making changes throughout the whole state because of the “crisis” at the Cuyahoga County Jail. One of those changes involves having the jail inspected every 30 days. Cleveland.com reported that as of Monday, an inspection of the Cuyahoga County Jail was still not compliant with 66 minimum standards. [MORE]