Skip to comments.Disturbing Leaked Video Shows Alleged Mistreatment of Maine Inmate Bound to Chair
Posted on 03/21/2013 8:23:54 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear
This is pretty disturbing.
I, personally, have dealt with anxiety and panic attacks, or PTSD (because of a lot of family trauma). This guy is clearly exhibiting the symptoms. Do I know his situation? No. Do I believe in waterboarding of terrorists trying to destroy our country? Absolutely. So, let's get THAT out of the way.
I will expect to get flamed. That's OK. PTSD is a misunderstood condition.
Been through a lot in my life. Getting stronger every day! :-) Can't imagine what a soldier may go though.
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Those guys are dressed as gladiators.
I am disgusted by what my government has become.
Maine is a very violent state.
"Meanwhile, the Department of Corrections in the state has assigned an investigator to figure out how the video of the incident got leaked."
IOW, find out who ratted us out and fix them good.
Thugs, so brave when it is several of them on one.
Where is the mistreatment?
The mistretment is in spraying pepper spray into the face of a restrained person. of such capacity that it was only to be used on crowds in large open areas.
Then placing a mask on the man’s face and leaving it there to keep the pepper spray in his lungs and on his face, while he is begging and saying he can’t breathe, for way too long. There was no need for this.
Go read the comments beneath the article.
If you can’t recognize this is torture and unnecessary, or even “cruel and unusual punishment” then you are a very mentally sick person.
And/or a thug law enforcement type.
That's what people say every time I defend the cops. Every time I condemn their actions I get the same mind-numbed robotic reply only calling me a cop hater. Thanks for playing, moron.
You’re the moron. You don’t see any mistreatment, moron.
Your intellect is stunning. ROTFLOL
Said the halfwit who watched the video and said “Where is the mistreatment?”
Said the pinhead who thinks that there is “pepper spray for crowds” and “pepper spray for individuals.” How freaking dumb can you get?
From the article: “ Capt. Shawn Welch proceeded to spray Schlossers face with pepper spray from a canister intended to be used on multiple people at a distance of 18 to 20 feet.”
Try reading the article next time.
And if you see nothing wrong with that, you are the problem.
I read it. I’m just not dumb enough to parrot such stupidity.
Pepper spray is pepper spray. I eat chiles far hotter than any pepper spray on the market. I’ve gotten chile seeds in my eyes far hotter than any pepper spray on the market. It’s a vegetable oil that wears off in twenty minutes. It wore off even faster in the video.
What the officers did was wrong.
Then I want you to take some chopped up habanero peppers and snort them into your lungs.
Baloney. The guy was acting psychotic and resisting every step of the way. I suppose you expect them to let psychotic inmates just go berserk while they all stand around with their thumbs up their butts.
No pepper spray on the market is as hot as habaneros for starters. I have inhaled pepper spray before and it doesn’t stop your breathing. Neither does a cloth covering your face. The guy was neurotic. Like the nincompoops on this thread.
I got a can of mace for protection.
I decided to test it. A breeze blew up and it came back in my eyes and face.
I will guarantee you it was nothing like chili seeds and didn’t wear off quickly.
Another problem with the article. Mace is not pepper spray and pepper spray is not mace yet it uses both terms. So, did you get mace in your eyes or pepper spray?
Some pepper sprays are rated at 2 million SHU which is hotter than any pepper on the market. The inmate was already tied to a chair any further force was not justified.
The guy was restrained. They could have put him in a cell and walked away until ne wore himself out.
So...are you an over active correctional officer?
“Where is the mistreatment?”
Are you kidding me? Where is the mistreatment? The young man has some serious mental issues, and you have 5 guards with four dressed in SWAT clothing with the CAPTAIN spraying mace in his face from a few feet that was intended for several yards. If you have never been exposed to tear gas or mace you have no idea how much he was burning then putting the face mask on him, no wonder he couldn’t breath.
The CAPTAIN was only given a month suspension. The boy was put a serious health risk just so the CAPTAIN could show who was in charge. If it had been my son and I saw this, the CAPTAIN would have no place to hide.
No pepper spray is as hot as the chile I eat. I knew a self-defense instructor/gun shop owner/former cop who took his best pepper spray to his classes along with a burrito. He started his classes by spraying down his burrito with the pepper spray and eating it. It’s tame compared to good chile.
What difference does it make what they’re dressed in? That makes it cruel? They were all as calm as could be and did nothing to rough him up. The gear was to protect them from a psycho inmate.
The “extra hot chile seed” meme is not comparable.
Try another angle.
Regardless, you do not spray someone who does not pose a threat to you just because you can. If this were a mental health hospital would you say it was excessive force?
Good freaking grief! Serious health risk!?! From what? This has turned into the biggest pussy nation of all time. OMG, did they insult his mother too?
BS Eye-less...let’s see you deal with that treatment in your own face...strapped to a chair...with electric probes...
Yes it is. I spit and coughed and ran phlegm out my nose for twenty straight minutes. One small chile was enough to make two gallons of green chile stew so hot you could barely eat a spoonful. It isn’t comparable because it was a thousand times hotter than any pepper spray on the market.
O.K....I get it. You are just messing with everyone. :)
He sprayed him because he was having a fit not just because. Every bit of his fit was nothing more than an emotional tantrum having nothing to do with being sprayed.
No, I’m not. Not in the least.
If you can’t see the problem with this, then I really feel sorry for you. The boy was restrained both feet and hands. There was no need for the spray, the CAPTAIN should not be in the position to do this to someone else. If you are ever in Maine stop by and buy a round of drinks for guards, I’m sure you would fit right in!
Electric probes? What LSD did you take? lol
Well that’s too bad.
I always try to give a person the benefit of a doubt.
I also doubt you have any expierence with panic and anxiety disorders.
No chance I'll ever go to Maine or hang with cops.
No, of course not. No chance at all. /s
You didn’t answer my previous question.
Are you an over active correctional officer?
My point is that with panic and anxiety disorders a person isn’t thinking right, add to it bipolar disorder and a person can be an emotional wreck. After this kid was restrained he either need someone to talk to, or 20 minutes alone for his anxiety to teach a level where he could be more rational.
I answered the same question asked by someone else. For the hard of reading I’ll be more explicit Nope, never been in any kind of law enforcement. Never been acquainted with anyone who was.
I thought your point was that it was a “serious health risk?” Thanks for clearing that up. Kid? He hardly looked like a kid. Yep, he was having a tantrum alright. Hence the restraints. Apparently he had been acting up for a couple of days. They got him calmed down in under 17 minutes and the captain him they would clean him up, get him medical treatment and mental health counseling as soon as he did. Can you deal with someone like that in 17 minutes?
Bullshit. The heat of compounds is measured on the Scoville Scale in Scoville heat units (SHU). Habanero peppers measure between 100,000 and 400,000 SHU. Law Enforcement grade pepper spray is rated at between 1,500,000 and 2,000,000 SCU, 5 times hotter than the hotest habaneros.
Bullshit! The heat rating has nothing to do with how much you get in your eyes, nose, mouth. The peppers I have gotten in my eyes were thousands of times hotter than the pepper spray I’ve gotten in my eyes. My experience beats your statistical bullshit.
I guess instead of pepper spray a blackjack to the back of the head or a taser would have done the same thing, right?
You said you had blowblack hit your eyes, try a direct blast into your eyes or up your nose and then we will talk.
If that is your suggestion, and it is, then I think we know how much you really care about the health risks. Apparently you're not going to respond to what I said.
I’ve had that too.
“Maine is a very violent state.”
I live in Maine, and there is very little violent crime here.
People are well-armed, too.
As for this inmate, this is the first I’ve heard of this incident. So far, I haven’t seen this story mentioned on the local TV stations.