Yet another innocent Black man losses his life due to the canker of police brutality in America.
The family of 21-year-old Tawon Boyd is yet to come to terms with the sudden and painful demise of their beloved one. This is another death of a Black man recorded under the title of police brutality.
According to the Guardian, an emergency call was placed to 911 by Boyd requesting for an ambulance after he realized he was not feeling too well. Upon the arrival of the Baltimore police, he told them that he had been intoxicated by his girlfriend.
However, the officers said Boyd was “confused and paranoid,” according to the police report. The agonized Black man, being denied immediate help by the police got a bit insistent and tried to enter two of the police cars parked. He also knocked on the door of a neighbor to ask for help.
Sincerely, Blk ppl
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Amerikkkans… please. Amerikkka isn’t even trying to hide the genocide of its black citizens anymore #TawonBoyd
— Edou (@EdouLatif) September 22, 2016
Unfortunately, the police officers refused to help Boyd but rather assaulted him. The police report conceded the fact that one of their men punched Boyd in the face twice.
The aggressive officers continued to beat him and not even the plea of his grandma was enough to let them go off him. Linda Bruch, Boyd’s grandmother said; “They kept on grabbing on him and holding him down, and he started screaming, ‘Grandma, Grandma, they’re going to kill me.”
They even threatened to arrest Boyd’s grandmother when she told them to stop brutalizing the young Black man.
21 year old black man, beaten to death, because he had called the police about an intruder. Who are we supposed to call now?
— starboy 🅴 (@youaintnoking) September 22, 2016
Boyd was later rushed to the hospital after he had been brutally beaten by the officers. The 21-year-old Black man died on Wednesday, just a couple of days after he had been sent there. An autopsy is yet to be conducted to ascertain the cause of his death.
Latoya Francis-Williams, attorney for Boyd’s family stated; “They really were supposed to be there to get him to the nearest healthcare facility.” She sadly added that “The police beat him into intensive care, and now he’s no longer with us.”
So now black people can’t even call the police if there is an intruder in their home. God bless us all. #TawonBoyd
— Adriane Vaughan (@_adrianevaughan) September 22, 2016
This is awful! Police brutality isn’t an act to defend or support. Hence, we call on authorities to bring the killer cops to book. It is sad how the police in this country function: instead of being guided by the law, they are rather guided by their prejudice. We cannot continue to live in such a society where the police have no respect for the Blacks.