Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity

ABC26 WGNO: Clarence Thomas's nephew allegedly tased at Louisiana hospital

 

ABC 26 WGNO reports:

MARRERO - Family members of Derek Thomas, nephew of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, are alleging that the younger Thomas, was punched and tased when he was admitted to West Jefferson Hospital Thursday.
The family says the use of the taser caused Thomas to have a seizure.
According to at statement from the family, Derek Thomas, who is epileptic, refused to put on a hospital gown and tried to leave his examination after a possible suicide attempt. They say security "punched him in his lip, pulled out more than a fistful of his dreadlocks and tasered him to restrain him."
Doctors knew about Thomas' epilepsy, but ordered security officers to use the taser anyway, instead of sedating him, the family says.
The family is trying to have Thomas transferred to another facility.
Justice Thomas is expected to travel to New Orleans as soon as possible to check on his nephew.

By Web Politics Editor  |  July 9, 2010; 4:35 PM ET
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency , Supreme Court  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: LeBron James -- Democratic donor, tea party helper and more
Next: Gibbs: No premature 'mission accomplished' on the economy

Comments

GOOD, welcome to the REAL America Thomas Family... you can thank the Uncle Tom (Clarence) and his right-wing Conservative love of a police state to protect the Ivory Tower crowd.

consciousmc.blogspot.com

Posted by: SPO1 | July 11, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Now we need one of Ms. Sotomayor's relatives to get deported for not carrying ID in Phoenix Arizona!

Reality hits hard when an important conservative's relative gets profiled.

Seriously, when the hippies from University of Alabama were being harrassed in Tuscaloosa Alabama---heads shaved left in the woods over the bridge in Northport, one time the rednecks snagged an attorney's son. Needless to say, the harrassment stopped.

Reality strikes deep when a conservative gets the wrong kid.

At least the security guard didn't "accidentally" pull out his gun instead of his Taser.

Posted by: twinkie1cat | July 11, 2010 9:17 AM | Report abuse

Uncle Clarence is getting a reality check with this one. Maybe it will teach him a lesson that will shift the majority on the Supreme. Black men still get stereotyped, Your Honor.

Posted by: twinkie1cat | July 11, 2010 9:08 AM | Report abuse

Justice Thomas,

My heart and feelings go out to you, your nephew and your family. I am sure that once you are there, you can do a fact-finding as to what the heck is going on.

Folks, we don't know what happened, what size or weight Derek Thomas is or whether there was the possibility of the administration of a sedative.

Let's let the dust settle and see what's giong on? My prayers and wishes go out to the Thomas family.

Posted by: Computer_Forensics_Expert_Computer_Expert_Witness | July 9, 2010 6:59 PM | Report abuse

I feel badly for the kid. It's not his fault his uncle is a schmuck.

Posted by: ajlerner1 | July 9, 2010 6:59 PM | Report abuse

With all due respect, the tasered nephew may refresh the recollection of Clarence Thomas and he will realize that he is Black.
He thought he was living the Blackman's dream, a lifetime job, a big johnson & a white woman ! Rude awakening !

Posted by: ellislawoffice

*******************************************

This has got to be the greatest comment in the history of the world on Earth, today!

Love it!!!

Posted by: TheRightisWrong | July 9, 2010 6:54 PM | Report abuse

Thank you, lindalovejones, for your comment. Not only do liberals like to have fun, make jokes, and smell the roses, liberals also passed the Civil Rights Act, the voting rights act, and opened the door for Clarence Thomas to become a Supreme Court Justice.
True liberals are all too aware that racism and discrimination and violence towards black people still exists in spite of all this.
True liberals are saddened by what has happened to Justice Thomas's nephew for we have fought long and hard and continuously to see to it that this crap stops.
Those people who are de-humanizing Justice Thomas because they don't like his political leanings, or whatever they don't like, are NOT true liberals.

Posted by: cms1 | July 9, 2010 6:47 PM | Report abuse

Gotta love all the racist comments about Thomas on here. Other than giving black people guaranteed poverty for unthinking votes I'd like to know what liberals have done for the black community.

Posted by: Cryos | July 9, 2010 6:17 PM | Report abuse

With all due respect, the tasered nephew may refresh the recollection of Clarence Thomas and he will realize that he is Black.
He thought he was living the Blackman's dream, a lifetime job, a big johnson & a white woman ! Rude awakening !

Posted by: ellislawoffice | July 9, 2010 6:06 PM | Report abuse

TO: bobbo2 who wrote:
“After reading all of the comments here my beliefs about the Left are now set in cement. Mean, rude, disrespectful, dishonest, without a shred of Honor. The Left is supposed to be so sensitive, concerned. Baloney.”

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Why would you even think all of the comments are coming from the Left when the wacko right wing Republican extremist psycho nut cases hate America so much they’d rather destroy it than to see a black man in the White House?

The Republican Party is being run by demagogues 100%, inside and out and has nothing to say unless it's full of hate.

The demagogues exploit racism and prejudice, backed up by a campaign full of lies, in order to try to make political gains.

Lefties like to have fun, make jokes, and smell the roses.

Republicans, on the other hand, only have hate speech.


Posted by: lindalovejones | July 9, 2010 5:59 PM | Report abuse

Terrible comments by terrible people.

Posted by: baldinho1 | July 9, 2010 5:50 PM | Report abuse

After reading all of the comments here my beliefs about the Left are now set in cement. Mean, rude, disrespectful, dishonest, without a shred of Honor. The Left is supposed to be so sensitive, concerned. Baloney.

Posted by: bobbo2 | July 9, 2010 5:47 PM | Report abuse

Surely the liberal media is to blame

Posted by: mikenimzo | July 9, 2010 5:32 PM | Report abuse

Interesting. Will he support

Posted by: krishnas98 | July 9, 2010 5:31 PM | Report abuse

Justice Thomas will be shocked to discover that his nephew is black! If the hospital has any mirrors he is going to have a heart attack and may have to tasered himself.

Posted by: kblgca | July 9, 2010 5:28 PM | Report abuse

Justice Thomas will be shocked to discover that his nephew is black! If the hospital has any mirrors he is going to have a hear attack and may have to tasered himself.

Posted by: kblgca | July 9, 2010 5:27 PM | Report abuse

I'm sure Thomas will find the corporate hospital not at fault.

Posted by: HillRat | July 9, 2010 5:17 PM | Report abuse

Please hold while I strum my violin.

Posted by: concernedaboutdc | July 9, 2010 5:17 PM | Report abuse

How ironic. The nephew of the Uncle Thomas justice who has worked so hard to reverse gains made by blacks and return privilege to whites gets slapped down. Sorry, no sympathy here.

Posted by: jjedif | July 9, 2010 5:15 PM | Report abuse

But Justice Thomas thinks discrimination has ended in the US and opposes any kind of affirmative action.

Posted by: hairguy01 | July 9, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Could we arrange for Clarence to be tasered while he is there? It might shock him out of his mental catatonia.

Posted by: WhateverHeSaid | July 9, 2010 5:06 PM | Report abuse

The comments to this entry are closed.

 
 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company