Above the Law

25 07 2006

On Feb. 6, 2006, Jessie Lee Williams, Jr., a 40-year-old black man in a Southern Mississippi jail, was allegedly hooded and hog-tied by police, beaten about the head and testicles and ultimately died from blunt injuries to the head.

The coroner determined the death was a homicide. The local sheriff indicated law enforcement agencies were investigating and that the individual targeted by the investigation is “no longer employed by the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department.”

Despite the fact that the beating was videotaped, no arrests have been made.

Those who seek power often do so because they want to abuse it. That’s why the best people to be police, politicians, and soldiers are often those that don’t want the job. It’s also why there needs to be heavy outside oversight of all police departments in the United States.

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