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News :: Human Rights
Police brutality in Rhode Island
20 Apr 2005
Questions are arising about what happened to Esteban Carpio
Esteban Carpio was brought into a Providence police station on Sunday, the 17th. Police say he got ahold of a detective's gun, killed the detective, jumped through a three story window, which is where all of his injuries are supposedly from, and was caught a few blocks away.

Clifford Montiero, the chapter president of the local NAACP says the NAACP chapter is deciding what to do tomorrow evening at 6PM. He says people should not contact him, but their local NAACP chapters, and he will talk to local chapter presidents. The NAACP Providence web site is . So far, the NAACP is the only organization I've seen that might look into this.

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Re: Police brutality in Rhode Island
21 Apr 2005
Did you see the window ? He fell 60 ft., he's lucky he's not dead.
Re: Police brutality in Rhode Island
21 Apr 2005
And he landed on his face?

My thoughts do go out to the detective's family, but more than anything else this seems like another sad chapter in the rollback of mental health services...
Re: Police brutality in Rhode Island
21 Apr 2005
They didn't beat him nearly enough.
Re: Police brutality in Rhode Island
21 Apr 2005
NOONE deserves to get beaten like that. Police are not perfect they kill innocent people everyday do there family retaliate and massacre there faces NO. I AM NOT SAYIN WHAT HE DID WAS RIGHT but what kind of example are these police men sending beat people up. My 8 year old daughter asked what happened when she seen it in the news paper, the cops beat him up....I THOUGHT COPS WERE HERE TO PROTECT AND SERVE ??? Two wrongs don't make a right and of being in that authority you would think they would know better!!!!!
Re: Police brutality in Rhode Island
21 Apr 2005
If these injuries were from him falling out the window he would'nt get up and run three blocks and beable to call a cab...and on top of that if thiis is what he looked like after falling out the window how could the cab driver not notice his face was like that i don't care if it was pitch black with no lights it would be impossible to not notice.
trolls (danny boy)
21 Apr 2005
why is boston imc looking the other way at comments like that?
To Jess
22 Apr 2005
The cabdriver is the one who called the police after he abandonned his cab after being approached by the KILLER ! ( Oh, I'm sorry, the alleged killer, but of course he WAS beaten by police, not allegations here, the police must be guilty). It sounds like the mental health system may have failed....What about the 80-something year old woman he stabbed ??
Re: Police brutality in Rhode Island
22 Apr 2005
NO, the cab driver said he did'nt get a good look at him? he said he called the police because there was something suspious about him SO how does he know it was him? and they don't know if he stabbed this 84 year old women thats why he was getting questioned and they were questioning him because him and his girlfriend were in a van that was seen leaving the street where the stabbing took place. I live in Pawtucket, Rhode island and these cops out here do things like this all the time there has 2 be more to the story...they trying to say there WAS NO CAMERA IN THE ROOM...BULLSHIT WHAT INTERAGATION ROOM DON'T HAVE A CAMERA...The cop had his gun out...flashing it probaly threatening him with it thats how he got hold of it...there not sapose 2 have guns in interagation rooms
Re: Police brutality in Rhode Island
22 Apr 2005
all of this makes me ILL
22 Apr 2005
Jess, calm down. Close your eyes and softly sing....Kume By Ya, Kume By Ya, Ohhhh, ohhhhh Kume by ya...
Re: Police brutality in Rhode Island
22 Apr 2005
NO lol It's because I am right!
Re: Police brutality in Rhode Island
22 Apr 2005
I have seen alot of things in my life, but I NEVER saw anything like that before.... My mother was an E.R. nurse for 33 years. She worked the night shift for many years and when me and my 2 brothers were growing up she used to tell us to make sure we never got ourselves into a bad situation with the cops because they will do WHATEVER they want with you........ She said that she can remember on at least 10 different occaisons that she and other ER staff had to literally pull cops off of the top of injured alleged criminals. If he did kill that cop, then he should and will be held accountable for his actions, whether that means prison or being institutionalized, I don't know. But knowing full well what those cops are capable of when they know that no one is watching, that young man is lucky to be alive himself. It's just a coincidence I'm sure that I recollect just in December there was a fire in a New York City apartment house and 5 or six of the firefighters had to JUMP from a 4 story building just to get out of the fire.. Does anyone remember what happened to them?? I do....... A few of them DIED due to the injuries they suffered on impact.. The ones that survived were hosptalized for months due to the severity of their broken bones, etc.. These guys were all highly trained professionals, wearing all of their protective geer.. This kid had on jeans and a sweatshirt, and was in a hysterical state of panic.. Me thinks that he would have been so severely injured, his bones would have been mush.......... Make sense???? Let's get to the bottom of this and have NO COVER UPS!!!!!!!!!!
Re: Police brutality in Rhode Island
22 Apr 2005
This "Black dudes falling out of windows" thing is really bad. It's like beached whales. Every so often they just fall out of high windows in droves. The last recorded mass incident of blacks falling out of high windows was in the early 1980's in South Africa.
Re: Police brutality in Rhode Island
23 Apr 2005
My mothers boyfreidn fell 3 storys and did'nt suffer ANY INJUIRES everyday in Providence You see on the news toddlers falling out of 3 story windows Toddlers and they are it is possible for him to JUMP not FALL 3 storys and be fine
Re: Police brutality in Rhode Island
27 Apr 2005
I think that the police went to far on the beaten of Esteban Carpio. The police should have been the bigger person and not have beaten him up. So i do think it is police brutality
Re: Police brutality in Rhode Island
15 Dec 2005
I live in Rhode Island. I have had only negative experiences with the the police in my city in Rhode Island. It seems brutality and a sense of "we are the all powerful police" are the motivation with too many cops, at least in my city. Too many of them display the mentality of criminals and get away with it because they are wearing a cop uniform and gun. They are getting away with criminal acts because "the brotherhood" will back them up. No one is exempt unless "you have the right connections."

I, personally, have reached the point where I am afraid of my life.