Miami Police Taser Teenage Artist To Death

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Business continues as usual in Florida. RIP Reefa. 

### via Think Progress

A celebrated 18-year-old graffiti artist died Tuesday after Miami police shot a taser into his chest, the Miami Herald reports. Israel Hernandez-Llach was something of a prodigy on the Miami art scene, who had won acclaim for his art and recently launched his own line of specially designed skateboards. By night, he was a graffiti artist known as “Reefa.”

Early Tuesday morning, police found Hernandez-Llach spray-painting an abandoned McDonald’s building and chased him down. The police report claims the teen ran through alleyways and jumped a fence before police finally caught him and shot a taser into his chest. Hernandez-Llach collapsed immediately and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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  • commented 2013-08-08 19:15:54 -0700
    Some time in the future, a great novelist will emerge, and a book to rival “Les Miserables” will be written of all the greed, heartbreak, treachery and outrages of this, our time. And people won’t believe that we tolerated these conditions the way they are/were.
  • commented 2013-08-08 11:54:04 -0700
    They get away with murder all the time,They The police and the courts will justify it.