Friday, November 02, 2007

Martin Lee Anderson

On October 12, seven former prison guards; Henry Dickens, Patrick Garrett, Raymond Hauck, Charles Efinger, Charles Helms Jr., Henry McFadden Jr., Joseph Walsh, and nurse Kristin Schmidt all faced 30 years for Aggravated Manslaughter relating to the death of a young African American, 14-year-old Martin Lee Anderson at the Panama City Boot Camp in Florida. All were declared not guilty by an all-white jury after 90 minutes of deliberation.

Below is the video of this beating. (Warning:- It is very graphic, there is first video has no audio, the second video shows the verdict) What I don't understand is how people can just stand around and watch this poor boy get beaten like this. It doesn't matter what ethnicity he or she is.

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