Letter to the editor: Two questions about Elijah McClain

Posted 8/13/20

 

Are there not two issues apparent in the tragic death of Elijah McClain?

First, what are the so-called demonstrators who block streets and highways in Aurora (and other cities as well) …

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Letter to the editor: Two questions about Elijah McClain

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Are there not two issues apparent in the tragic death of Elijah McClain?
First, what are the so-called demonstrators who block streets and highways in Aurora (and other cities as well) actually seeking?
Is it justice in the case of the family or vicarious pleasure (i.e. vengeance) in that of the mob?
Can the latter be satiated, short of destroying someone or anyone in a position of authority?
Secondly, as Elijah M. was forcibly sedated by the arriving paramedics, should we not ask: Why gives the state the power and authority to inject anything in an individual without his permission?
Had not the horrors of so-called medical experimentation in the 20th Century, both at home with LSD, and abroad with medical experimentation on captives, educated local authorities? 
Should not Aurora lead the effort to ban involuntary medical malpractice and its collateral damage?
Russell W Haas,
Golden

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