By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor
We previously wrote HERE of the plight of Sureshbhai Patel who was left partially paralyzed after being thrown to the ground by Madison, Alabama police during an investigative detention. The officer accused in this matter has been charged with Third Degree Assault.
Thanks to a crowd sourced donation campaign seeking to help alleviate the financial costs of his injuries, in just over three days $130,000 dollars so far has been raised. The amounts continue to grow.
Madison Police Officer Eric Parker and others were dispatched to a report of a suspicious person reportedly trespassing on private property. During the contact, Patel, who does not speak English, attempted to leave the officers and was frisked and later thrown to the ground as he began walking away. He suffered a spinal injury that caused him partial paralysis. The family has initiated a separate legal action against the city.
The family provided the following update of Patel’s condition:
Hank Sherrod, the family lawyer, has stated that Sureshbhai [Patel] is improving faster than expected. “His grip strength is improving, though he can’t yet handle small objects (like a spoon). His legs are improving, too, particularly his right leg. The doctors attribute the improvement to Mr. Patel’s hard work and motivation.” Sureshbhai is in the process of being transferred to a rehabilitation center.
Sureshbhai’s family is currently trying to determine the medical or medical related expenses they will incur due to this tragic incident. The family has yet to receive bills related to the hospitalization.
The link to the GoFundMe page is:
By Darren Smith
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28 thoughts on “$130K Raised To Support Indian Man Injured By Police”
get well.If a Individual is pulled over at a road check he or she “and if the r.c.m.p think you have been drinking or they smile alcohol on your breathe then they give you a road side screening test.IF you are over 0.5 or 0.8 the police impound your Vehicle & a R.D P & if they don’t like you a -IIP-installed.All this costs thousands of bucks to you.The R.c.m.p do not have to read you or me the Charter of rights they are the Judges & executor’s.The B.C Liberals & Ministry of Justice & the Gov Conserved got to gather agreed to take you rights & my rights away”no court no Judge no plea no Justice.I was stop ed at a road block the cop said i was at 1oo mg 0/0 and said i was under arrest handcuffed me and did not read me my rights .You see one can not go out with friends any more have fun have a few beers till a few jokes have a good time.You see your having to much fun & all this leads to one big money grab for the b.c Liberals.What is hap ping in Canada .IN the second world war the Nazis took the rights away from the Jews after that Nazis set up road blocks up.If you were a Jew you were sent to a camp & gas was put to you”they took ever thing they owned &sold it for them self’s .The same thing in B.C take your rights away take your Vehicle all this costs thousands to us.this hole matter is Unconstitutional . I urge ever one to stand up for your rights or lose them all—Lee Worman
You need your head examined I am afraid. This has nothing to do with Nazis and Jews and everything to do with personal responsibility. Don’t drink and drive.
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