Another Victimless Crime Leads To Death

From the Boston Globe:

A 22-year-old man who stopped breathing while in police custody after his arrest during the June 18 Boston Celtics NBA championship celebration died yesterday, prompting an investigation by Boston police and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office into his death.

The parents of David Woodman, a former Emmanuel College student who was living in Brookline, said their son did not receive prompt medical attention while lying unconscious, face down on Brookline Avenue with his hands cuffed behind his back. They also accused police of failing to give them a full account of what happened.

Officers grabbed Woodman, who was carrying a plastic cup of beer, and as they struggled to handcuff him pushed him face down onto the ground, according to Woodman’s friend.

“He wasn’t being a punk or anything like that,” said the friend. “I don’t understand why the officers used such brute force to arrest him.”

Gee, good thing we got that dangerous animal off the streets. See, public consumption of the devil’s brew does indeed harm innocent people. Or maybe contempt of cop does.

Actually, it’s a victimless crime or rather a non-crime which makes it even more painful and destructive of civil society. Just like this case.


2 Responses to “Another Victimless Crime Leads To Death”

  1. 1 libertyvini
    June 30, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    Didn’t the Boston PD kill an innocent young woman after the Sox victory a couple of years ago?

    Isn’t it the Boston PD and Mayor’s Office that went apeshit with terror over the ATHF ad campaign?

    … And enforced “Free-Speech Zones” around the 2004 Democratic Convention?

    And has a GIGANTIC billboard along I-90 claiming the NRA has the President and congress ‘hostage’ (with clipped magazine letters) because it is angry the feds won’t ban private ownership of guns?

    THAT Boston? If you want to see where the advancement of the Police State will bring us to in a few years, just look to the totalitarian Yankee killers who run the place, and be very afraid.

  2. June 30, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    No, not THAT Boston! I believe they’re talking about the “Cradle of Liberty” Boston where citizens repelled tyrannical government 200+ years ago. Right?

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