Support Mentally handicapped man for justice against Police Brutality
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This is police brutality.
I have respect for our officers that protect us and watch over our families, but the officers that use their force in an outrageous and irresponsible fashion is unacceptable. In 1999 my cousin Eddie was in a horrific car accident with an 18-wheeler that left him PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY HANDICAPPED. A few days ago he was hospitalized with seizures at Methodist hospital in Baytown. When he left Methodist, Eddie was fully responsive and cleared to follow through with his normal routines by doctors. Upon his release, the hospital called him back in to pick up his medication and during that time he had an altercation with a hospital security guard. He was then taken into custody by Harris county. During the time Eddie was in custody he sustained injuries that left him unconscious and unresponsive with severe blunt force trauma to the head, which caused an aneurysm, and two broken arteries among other injuries. He was put on life support for 48 hours after being transferred by Harris county to Ben Taub hospital in Houston. No family was allowed to see him despite the fact that doctors were unsure if he would make it through the night because he was technically still in custody. Even though he was unconscious from emergency brain surgery to relieve pressure from his head, he was handcuffed to the hospital bed as if he were a danger to others. Currently Eddie has tubes draining blood from his skull and is being kept in the ICU. His outcome is still unsure as we take it day by day praying for his recovery. This is an innocent man with previous mental and physical disabilities that did not deserve to be beaten within inches of his life. His voice needs to be heard. Please follow his page on Facebook @ justice for Eddie Taylor. By signing this petition you will bring awareness to more police brutality cases that have solid proof and our family will have the chance for a fair investigation!
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