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Insulin deprivation to Tibbetts likely cruel & unusual punishment

Insulin deprivation to Tibbetts likely cruel & unusual punishment

The death of Sarah Tibbetts in custody due to insulin deprivation is offensive.  See http://www.dallasnews.com/news/community-news/irving/headlines/20131209-irving-jail-staff-knew-diabetic-inmate-had-no-insulin-before-death.ece.  If accounts that jailers knew she needed insulin are accurate, then there is a cause of action under the Eighth Amendment, because such a deprivation is tantamount to cruel & unusual punishment.  Tibbetts’s estate and heirs, though, would have to prove more Read More

What is police brutality?

Traditionally, police brutality occurs when law enforcement employs “excessive force” during a stop, search, detention or arrest of an individual. Excessive force cases may be filed in state or federal court as such acts involve state common law torts (namely assault and/or battery) and civil rights infringements under the Fourth Amendment which may be pursued Read More