Fouad Kaady Was Murdered-a reminder
Another month goes by, without justice for Fouad Kaady, who was murdered by a Clackamas County Deputy (David Willard), and a Sandy Police Officer (William Bergin).
For those who do not know the story, you would do well to download and view the complete story, skillfully filmed by Catwoman and others, here at PDX Indy,
"28 Seconds, The Killing of Fouad Kaady" which has now had nearly fifty five thousand viewings on You Tube, in five segments at the following links:
A better option is to view the actual film at one of the local Indy venues, or pick up a copy of the DVD. If you are fortunate enough to have a copy, share, make a couple of copies, and drop them around town. Everyone needs to know the story of how Fouad was murdered by agents of the fascist state, who we are constantly told are there to protect and to serve us. Listen up, cops: STOP PROTECTING AND SERVING ME.
On September 8, 2005, 27 year old Fouad Kaady was involved in several wrecks, described by police as hit and run incidents. Investigation reveals that he was probably on fire at the time, so he might be forgiven for failure to stop and render aid. He was transporting gasoline in his father's vehicle, in an attempt to bring fuel to his own vehicle which was out of gas. At some point, apparently the gasoline burst into flames.
Fouad was first observed, driving erratically (go figure) , and appeared to be waving his arms wildly. The car appeared to be cloudy inside, possibly from smoke. After striking a couple of vehicles (no injuries), he ran his father's car off of the road, and bailed out, shedding his remaining clothes which were on fire. He was pretty likely in shock, and a great deal of pain (police described him as very badly burned, skin hanging from his body, and bleeding.) He ran into the woods.
Enter the first responders: Fire department and EMTs were first on the scene, which was soon saturated with police. Two intrepid officers (Clackamas County Deputy David Willard, and Sandy Police Officer William Bergin) were first to locate the victim who was (in the officer's words) "seated Indian style alongside the road, rocking back and forth, moaning, and catatonic." The officers both stated that they knew immediately that the naked man was unarmed, but for some reason began shouting unreasonable orders (to lay his burned body on the hot pavement), and when they were not obeyed, began discharging both of their tasers into the victim. When this senseless response to an obviously injured and in shock victim failed to immediately achieve the desired results (results which neither officer could articulate), the victim fled the pain. He jumped up to the top of the police cruiser, which in Oregon is apparently a capital offense. At this time, because neither officer was willing to touch his bloody body, they chose instead, to exterminated him.
This obvious miscarriage of any form of justice was given sanction by the District Attorney, who could not seem to find an indictment to save his career. Then, the Sheriff even went so far as to state that good police guidelines were followed, and no policies were violated.
Most thinking human beings do not agree with that finding, and in fact, famed Wyoming attorney, Gerry Spence, has taken the case pro bono, and will, we are sure, obtain at least some monetary justice. Hopefully there will be extensive personal punitive damages meted out to the murderers and their superiors.
Gerry was just in town, working with Eldon Rosenthal, on behalf of Brandon Mayfield, to overturn a large portion of the "Patriot" Act. Let us hope for at least as great success on behalf of Fouad and his bereaved family.
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