|THE CRIME SCENE FROM THE AIR|
It has not been my intent to overemphasize prisons and prisoners here at Scission, but I guess as a member of the convict club, it is hard for me to see something what you will read below and NOT post it immediately here on my blog.
It is the prison system that is at fault. It is the capitalist system that is at fault. It is the U.S. system of white supremacy that is at fault.
... reports from multiple prisoners in the Restricted Housing Unit (RHU) at State Correctional Institution (SCI) Rockview in central Pennsylvania that John Carter, a 32-year-old state prisoner from Pittsburgh, was killed by prison staff during a cell extraction on April 26, 2012. A cell extraction is a procedure where six guards suit up in riot gear armed with pepper spray, a stun shield and taser, and enter a prisoner’s solitary confinement cell and forcibly subdue, handcuff and shackle him.
According to witness accounts, prison guards filled Carter’s solitary confinement cell with an extraordinary quantity of pepper spray prior to opening his cell door, tasering and assaulting him. One report stated that the incident began after Carter protested being deprived of food.
Another prisoner reported that during the cell extraction he could hear Carter say, “Alright, alright, I’m coming out. Let me cuff up.” The same report stated that he then heard a guard say, “No, you should’ve come out when we asked you the first time,” and that the guards continued to spray Carter, “turning his cell into a gas chamber.”
No evidence of foul play?
Well, a whole lot of folks, led by John's family, beg to differ. They do see evidence of "foul play."
Read the posts below from San Francisco Bay View and I wouldn't be a bit surprised if you join those who think there just might have been a wee bit of "foul play."