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The FBI has launched a federal civil rights investigation into the alleged beating and waterboarding torture of two black men, one of whom miraculously survived a bullet to the face, by sheriff’s deputies in a drug raid in Mississippi. The FBI announced its investigation into the arrests of Michael Corey Jenkins 32, and Eddie Terrell Parker, 35, by Rankin County Sheriff’s deputies on January 24 at a home in Braxton, Mississippi, 25 miles south of Jackson.
“The FBI will conduct its investigation in a fair, thorough, and impartial manner,” the statement said Wednesday. “As this is an ongoing investigation, we are unable to comment further at this time.” In a statement, Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey said several suspects were taken into custody and his agency contacted the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation to investigate the deputies’ actions.
“We are fully cooperating with that ongoing investigation and will continue to do so,” the statement said. “Please be assured that if any officer or suspect involved in this incident is found to have broken the law, they will be held accountable in accordance with the law.” At a news conference Wednesday, civil rights attorney Malik Shabazz said six white officers raided the home without warning or warrant. They forced their way in and immediately subdued and handcuffed the men, he said.
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A 90-minute “intimidation and torture session” followed, where he said excessive force was used gratuitously on the handcuffed men. He said officers repeatedly punched, kicked and electrocuted them with tasers before waterboarding them. He said racial slurs were used. The officers repeatedly pointed guns at their heads and threatened to kill them, he said.
He said they were turned on their backs and poured “milk, alcohol, whatever you could find in the house” over their faces to “try to make the men believe they were somehow drowning… to try to get some kind of of confession, Shabazz said. He said that in the end, while he was still handcuffed, a Rankin County deputy held a gun to his mouth and pulled the trigger. A bullet entered through his mouth and exited through his ear.
Miraculously, Jenkins survived after life-saving surgeries on him to repair ruptured arteries. “Michael is lucky to be alive,” Shabazz said. Shabazz said Jenkins gave an interview to authorities with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation from his hospital bed. Shabazz said the six officers broke the law, called for their immediate arrest and said he is filing a federal lawsuit for civil rights violations.
Parker said that he and Jenkins did nothing wrong and did not fight back. He is traumatized and cannot sleep.“Every little noise makes me look around me,” he said. “I wonder if they will come back. I can’t even think. All I know is pain. All I know is that I’m glad to be alive.” Jenkins’ mother, Mary, said her son’s jaw was shattered and had to be wired shut. “It was like my son wasn’t even human,” she said. “How many mothers have to stand here and tell these people about their son because of the color of his skin?”
The news comes after United Nations human rights experts accused US law enforcement of violating international law and criticized “police culture” over the deaths in custody of Keenan Anderson and Tire Nichols on last month. Vice President Kamala Harris spoke at a memorial service for Nichols on February 1 at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church in Memphis, Tennessee.
“This is a family that lost their son and brother through an act of violence at the hands and feet of those charged with keeping them safe,” she said. “And when I think of the courage and strength of this family, I think it demands that we tell the truth. And with this, I will say: This violent act was not in pursuit of public safety. It was not in the interest of keeping the public safe. Because one has to wonder: Wasn’t it in the interest of maintaining the safety of the public that Tire Nichols was here with us today? Didn’t he also have a right to be sure?Read More…..