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That's a Natural Death? Family Asks

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posted on Nov, 25 2010 @ 09:02 AM

That's a Natural Death? Family Asks

A family claims their son died after sheriff's deputies beat him, sprayed him with pepper spray, put a spit hood on him and applied pressure to his jugular vein while he was shackled hand and foot to a chair. The family sued Forensic Medical Management Services, which allegedly declared that Andron Reed died from natural causes.
(visit the link for the full news article)

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posted on Nov, 25 2010 @ 09:02 AM
Nashville's Forensic Medical Management Services claims that Anton Reed died from natural causes, specifically fibromuscular dysplasia, after being arrested and in custody for less than 6 1/2 hours.

… Reed "was admitted to Middle Tennessee Medical Center with cardiopulmonary arrest, severe rhabdomyolysis, acute renal failure, metabolic acidosis, critical hyperkalemia, cardiogenic shock, anoxic brain injury, ischemic bowel, possible disseminated intravascular coagulation and multiorgan failure."
He was pronounced dead on at 4:53 p.m. on Aug. 15.
Forensic Medical Management Services performed an autopsy and reported that Reed died naturally of "fibromuscular dysplasia of the coronary arteries," an uncommon cause of death in the black male population, the family says.

The list of "symptoms" is revealing, and shows clearly that 'everything leads to everything else.' All Reed's symptoms could result from physical trauma, and describe the progression to multiple organ failure failure and death - but at hyper speed.

…Reed's death should have taken about 3 weeks, not 6 1/2 hours.

NOTE: Respiratory failure is common in the first 72 hours after the original insult. Following this one might see hepatic failure (5–7 days), gastrointestinal bleeding (10–15 days), and renal failure (11–17 days). See multiorgan failure below.

cardiopulmonary arrest - Cardiac arrest, (also known as cardiopulmonary arrest or circulatory arrest) is the cessation of normal circulation of the blood due to failure of the heart to contract effectively,[1] and if this is unexpected can be termed a sudden cardiac arrest or SCA.
A cardiac arrest is different from (but may be caused by) a heart attack, where blood flow to the muscle of the heart is impaired.[2]

severe rhabdomyolysis - the rapid breakdown (lysis) of skeletal muscle (rhabdomyo) due to injury to muscle tissue. The muscle damage may be caused by physical (e.g., crush injury), chemical, or biological factors. The destruction of the muscle leads to the release of the breakdown products of damaged muscle cells into the bloodstream; some of these, such as myoglobin (a protein), are harmful to the kidney and may lead to acute kidney failure. … Rhabdomyolysis and its complications are major problems in people who are injured in disasters such as earthquakes and bombing.

acute renal failure - a medical condition in which the kidneys fail to adequately filter toxins and waste products from the blood. The two forms are acute (acute kidney injury) and chronic (chronic kidney disease); a number of other diseases or health problems may cause either form of renal failure to occur.

metabolic acidosis - a condition that occurs when the body produces too much acid or when the kidneys are not removing enough acid from the body. If unchecked, metabolic acidosis leads to acidemia, i.e., blood pH is low (less than 7.35) due to increased production of hydrogen by the body or the inability of the body to form bicarbonate (HCO3-) in the kidney. Its causes are diverse, and its consequences can be serious, including coma and death.

critical hyperkalemia - the condition in which the concentration of the electrolyte potassium (K+) in the blood is elevated. Extreme hyperkalemia is a medical emergency due to the risk of potentially fatal abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmia).

cardiogenic shock - (results from) inadequate circulation of blood due to primary failure of the ventricles of the heart to function effectively.[1][2][3][4] [5]
...there is insufficient perfusion of tissue (i.e. the heart) to meet the required demands for oxygen and nutrients.[6] This leads to cell death from oxygen starvation (hypoxia) and nutrient starvation (eg hypoglycemia).[7][8] Because of this it may lead to cardiac arrest (or circulatory arrest) which is an acute cessation of cardiac pump function.[4]

anoxic brain injury - The term anoxia means a total decrease in the level of oxygen, an extreme form of hypoxia or "low oxygen".

ischemic bowel - a medical condition in which inflammation and injury of the large intestine result from inadequate blood supply. Although uncommon in the general population, ischemic colitis occurs with greater frequency in the elderly, and is the most common form of bowel ischemia.[1][2][3] Causes of the reduced blood flow can include changes in the systemic circulation (e.g. low blood pressure) or local factors such as constriction of blood vessels or a blood clot.

disseminated intravascular coagulation - a pathological activation of coagulation (blood clotting) mechanisms that happens in response to a variety of diseases. DIC leads to the formation of small blood clots inside the blood vessels throughout the body.[1] As the small clots consume coagulation proteins and platelets, normal coagulation is disrupted and abnormal bleeding occurs from the skin (e.g. from sites where blood samples were taken), the gastrointestinal tract, the respiratory tract and surgical wounds. The small clots also disrupt normal blood flow to organs (such as the kidneys), which may malfunction as a result.[2]
DIC …is common in the critically ill, and may participate in the development of multiple organ failure, which may lead to death.[4]

multiorgan failure - altered organ function in an acutely ill patient requiring medical intervention to achieve homeostasis.
…The condition usually results from infection, injury (accident, surgery), hypoperfusion and hypermetabolism. The primary cause triggers an uncontrolled inflammatory response. …Local and systemic responses are initiated by tissue damage. Respiratory failure is common in the first 72 hours after the original insult. Following this one might see hepatic failure (5–7 days), gastrointestinal bleeding (10–15 days), and renal failure (11–17 days)[1]

SOURCE: Wikipedia. Many thanks.

So what if Reed had fibromuscular dysplasia?

Why didn't anybody notice how sick this guy really was? Why did they miss such obvious symptoms?

Fibromuscular dysplasia is not rare - it's radically underdiagnosed. Athletes, soldiers and children - not just prisoners - die too often because the public is not fully informed about this disease.

Who's really responsible for the disinformation?
(visit the link for the full news article)
edit on 25/11/10 by soficrow because: format

posted on Nov, 25 2010 @ 09:15 AM
reply to post by soficrow

That's just awful. I feel sorry for the family and the obvious fight they have ahead of them. I really hope they find justice.

posted on Nov, 25 2010 @ 09:36 AM
Sorry for the families loss. Just another case of police gone wild brutality!!

posted on Nov, 25 2010 @ 09:48 AM
It is very possible that this person appeared to be on drugs and the police did not realize he was so sick. It is a shame that the police seemed to think he was resisting when he was in need of help. My heart goes out to his loved ones..

posted on Nov, 25 2010 @ 09:59 AM
What doesn't KILL you, makes you stronger.

Law enforcement has many options when a person is in custody.... Too often they have no regard for any person's life.

If he had been in the hands of federal agents and they wanted him dead, they could have made that happen and it would have been a "natural death" and no one would have questions.

They need to train law enforcement on better ways to kill and get away with it.

posted on Nov, 25 2010 @ 01:20 PM
reply to post by Dockman45

It is very possible that this person appeared to be on drugs and the police did not realize he was so sick.

Almost ALL of fibromuscular dysplasia's symptoms DO mimic drug 'highs' - and like overdoses, fatalities from the disease are 33% stroke, 33% cancer and 33% heart attack/failure.

FYI - government and insurance coverage recommendations pretty much stipulate that patients be assumed to be on drugs, and that fibromuscular dysplasia NOT be diagnosed. Diagnosis can only be done with costly imaging technologies - there is NO cure, and the most effective treatment is angioplasty - also very expensive.

...something is wrong with the system. Doctors need to be better educated about this disease, and so do our public servants - including police, teachers, military and athletic coaches.

...Thanks all - sonja, dockman, fractured.facade - for your responses.

posted on Nov, 25 2010 @ 06:51 PM
I don't think the issue is whether this guy was sick or not.
The point is, if you or I applied pressure to someones neck & they died due to an underlying medical condition, we would be looking at a manslaughter charge. When does the licensed use of force become excessive?

posted on Nov, 25 2010 @ 08:26 PM
Make me think of "To protect and serve" yea right! lol

posted on Nov, 25 2010 @ 11:30 PM
The man was killed by police action and the medical examiner covered it up. Human life is very cheap to our new and improved humanist culture. We must never give our society the right to take innocent life nor even the life of a criminal if that criminal was not sentenced to death by a jury of his peers. There are plenty of powerful people who feel we are all dirtying up their planet and should all be herded, controlled and killed. They have lost their humanity.

posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 10:15 AM
Thanks everyone for your thoughts.

reply to post by sara123123

Agreed. And on to a very important question:

What exactly IS a natural death in these times?

...Given bio-engineering, bio-weapons, climate engineering and all the human intervention that's made our planet and its parts anything but "natural."

Are TPTB redefining natural to avoid liability charges? For example, does fibromuscular dysplasia result from a "natural" cause? Or is someone morally, ethically and/or actually responsible for the fibromuscular dysplasia epidemic?

posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 11:18 AM
Police are hired because of their aggressive personalities. Many are more suited to military combat than civilian service. I understand that about 50% of all applicants for police forces are denied because they are considered too aggressive. I hate to think what they are like. Given the level of aggression of the average police officer it is not surprising that they often use excessive force once they believe they are justified in doing so.

It seems to me that the restraint tactics used on Andron Reed were certainly excessive for speeding and evading arrest. Suspects often run from police because they know what sort of abuse is in store for them. The article does not mention that Reed was in any way violent toward the police once he was arrested. He clearly wouldn't have been physically able to be because of the many restraints and punitive blows he was subjected to.

The fact is many cops are delighted at any excuse to be violent. Unless and until we as a society refine our standards for police service we will continue to see excessive police brutality.
edit on 26-11-2010 by Sestias because: (no reason given)

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