October 8, 2010

Lafayette Parish Citizens Protest Taser-Killing of Javon Rakestrau [VIDEO]

Javon Rakestrau was electrocuted by Lafayette Parish sheriff's deputy Chris Guidry earlier this week. Javon's neighbors are angry and frustrated by the excessive use of force. Some of them shared their thoughts in the following video:

I notice that the police shared their video camera recordings of the extra-judicial electrocution. This is very unusual. Most police departments do not release these video recordings to the public. The Sheriff's Department issued a second video to the public yesterday.

My take is simple. This man didn't need to die. He was unarmed. He was in front of his personal residence. Methinks that the young sheriff's deputy simply panicked and went for this taser gun because he was too impatient or too inexperienced to do otherwise.

What say u?


Sam said...

Another outrage...and another indictment of this whole damn system!

"Yes there's a conspiracy, to get the cops off"

On October 20 watch and spread this clip from Bob Avakian as people organize across the country for October 22, the National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation.

Villager said...

Sam - Thanks for the link to the video and the information about the October 22nd Day of Protest. I'll do my due diligence to read more about it...