posted on May, 4 2015 @ 02:22 AM
I actually knew someone who died after being restrained by police in police custody years and years ago and the only reason there was any coverage for
it AT ALL was because our parents had the money to make sheriff joe take notice and a friend of the family got amnesty international involved. That
was back before twitter and Facebook. My mom used to attend gov rose moffords tea parties and wrote big checks to sheriff joe until I spent a few
months in jail for a crime that occurred when I was a teenager, things I told my mother I witnessed in that jail made her join the amnesty
international fight against him.
It makes me wonder if everyone(news/media/facebook/twitter coverage) was so up on these sort of events back in the late 90's and early 2000's we
would have been up in arms over this stuff a long time ago.
These things aren't new, we just have the media coverage to find out about more of them now.