In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 03rd, September, 2020

Horror As Police Suffocate Black Man By Placing Hood Over His Head IIn US (Pictures)

Horror As Police Suffocate Black Man By Putting Hood Over His Head IIn US (Photos)


Daniel Prude


Protests are going down in upstate New York after a newly surfaced video revealed how a 41-year-old black man died after being suffocated to dying by the police.


It was gathered that the black man died of asphyxiation in March after a bunch of cops put a hood over his head, then pressed his face into the bottom till he stopped respiratory.  


In line with Dailymail, Daniel Prude was left mind lifeless after the incident and later died on March 30 when he was taken off of life help – seven days after the encounter with police in Rochester.


The medical expert dominated his dying a murder, attributable to ‘problems of asphyxia within the setting of bodily restraint, excited delirium [and] acute phencyclidine [PCP] intoxication.’


Whereas the deadly incident occurred on March 23 – weeks earlier than George Floyd would die in Minnesota police custody in Could, sparking nationwide protests – Prude’s dying acquired no public consideration.


Nevertheless, that modified on Wednesday when his household held a information convention to disclose disturbing police physique digicam footage of Prude’s last moments, together with written reviews they obtained via a public information request.

‘I positioned a cellphone name for my brother to get assist. Not for my brother to get lynched,’ Prude´s brother, Joe Prude, mentioned at a information convention Wednesday. ‘How did you see him and never immediately say, “The person is defenseless, buck bare on the bottom. He´s cuffed up already. Come on.” What number of extra brothers gotta die for society to grasp that this must cease?’

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Protesters gathered Wednesday exterior Rochester’s Public Security Constructing, which additionally serves as its police headquarters. Demonstrators remained as night time fell, demanding for the officers concerned to be charged with homicide. 


WHEC reported that 9 individuals had been arrested throughout the day, most for felony trespass or resisting arrest, and one for additionally inciting a riot. One activist was taken to hospital to be handled for accidents sustained throughout their arrest. 


The lethal encounter started at three:15am on March 23, when Joe Prude dialled 911 to summon help for his brother, who was struggling an acute psychological well being episode on the 400 Block of Jefferson Avenue.


Prude had left his brothers house moments earlier carrying solely lengthy underwear, a tank prime and socks. He then started making his approach down West Primary Road and eliminated the remainder of his garments.


Police mentioned they believed Prude had been smashing home windows down West Primary as he walked, earlier than officers encountered him. A variety of bystanders crossed paths with him earlier than officers arrived, with at the very least one dialing 911 to report his erratic behaviour.


Prude was then stopped by Officer Mark Vaughn from the Rochester PD at three:16pm. Vaughn, pointing a taser, ordered him to put on the bottom and put his arms behind his again, to which he complied.


Officer Vaughn then handcuffed Prude as he lay on his abdomen. Prude then begins to yell and spit as he lies utterly bare on the snow coated floor.


Round three and a half minutes into the physique digicam footage, one of many officers locations a mesh hood over Prude’s head, after he tried to spit at officers, allegedly telling them he had COVID-19. New York, as soon as the US epicentre of the virus, was within the early phases of the pandemic on the time.

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A delirious Prude is then heard yelling incoherently on the officers, shouting ‘Jesus Christ’ and ‘Give me your gun, I want it’. At one level, he invitations officers to ‘come and take a look at this huge d***,’ to which the cops on scene reply with laughter.


Officers stood round Prude in a semicircle, physique digicam footage exhibits. Prude continued to yell at officers and at one level tried to get to his ft. Officers had been seen pushing him again over after which slamming his head into the bottom.


Prude demanded they take away the spit hood, saying, ‘attempting to kill me!,’ earlier than making muffled, anguished sounds from underneath the hood. 


For greater than two minutes, officers pinned Prude down on the chilly floor. Officer Vaughn used each arms to push the facet of Prude’s head into the pavement, in a push-up place along with his knees suspended off the bottom. 


One other officer used his knee at one level to carry down Prude’s torso, and a 3rd held down his legs.


Prude is heard screaming underneath the load of the officers pinning him down, nonetheless his phrases are muffled as his face is pushed laborious into the bottom. Officers are heard urging him to ‘cease spitting’.


The officers seem to turn out to be involved after they discover water popping out of Prude’s mouth.

‘Is he puking? Ugh, he’s puking, simply straight water. You see all that water that got here out of his mouth? My man, you puking?’ Officer Troy Talladay says.

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‘Oh man take a look at his f***ing…’ Talladay continues, earlier than being minimize off by laughter heard within the background of the video.


The 41-year-old then all of the sudden falls deathly silent and nonetheless, having misplaced consciousness underneath the restraint.


One officer notes that he’s been out, bare, on the street for a while. One other remarks, ‘He feels fairly chilly.’


When EMTs arrive on scene, the officers unhandcuff Prude, roll him on his again and try chest compression after realizing he has no pulse.


The EMT tells cops to not fear since PCP causes ‘excited delirium’ and says ‘I assure you that’s why he coded,’ including, ‘It’s not your fault guys.’


The medics proceed performing CPR on Prude earlier than he is loaded into an ambulance, some 11 minutes after he first encountered police.


He was taken to the hospital and positioned on life help, the place he was later pronounced mind lifeless. He died seven days in a while March 30.


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