LEARN ABOUT THE JUNK-SCIENCE TERM “EXCITED DELIRIUM” AND THE WAYS POLICE USE IT TO JUSTIFY EXCESSIVE FORCE.

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SIGN A PETITION DEMANDING THAT HENNEPIN HEALTHCARE STOP TRAINING LAW ENFORCEMENT ON EXCITED DELIRIUM.

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DONATE TO THE ELIJAH MCCLAIN SCHOLARSHIP. HE WAS KILLED BY POLICE IN AURORA, COLORADO WHO USED EXCITED DELIRIUM AS AN EXCUSE TO RESTRAIN HIM AND INJECT HIM WITH A LETHAL DOSE OF KETAMINE.

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LEARN ABOUT THE JUNK-SCIENCE TERM “EXCITED DELIRIUM” AND THE WAYS POLICE USE IT TO JUSTIFY EXCESSIVE FORCE.

EXCITED DELIRIUM IS A CONTROVERSIAL MEDICAL CONDITION THAT IS NOT RECOGNIZED BY THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION OR OTHER PROMINENT MEDICAL AGENCIES. NEVERTHELESS, A SLIVER OF THE MEDICAL WORLD PROMOTES EXCITED DELIRIUM TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES. THEY TEACH OFFICERS THAT ANY KIND OF “RESISTANCE” OR “ERRATIC BEHAVIOR” COULD BE EXCITED DELIRIUM, AND THEY INSTRUCT THAT THE BEST POLICE RESPONSE IS PHYSICAL RESTRAINT AND AGGRESSIVE CHEMICAL SEDATION—OFTEN WITH THE DRUG KETAMINE.

THIS IS HOW POLICE KILLED ELIJAH MCCLAIN, GEORGE FLOYD, AND OTHERS. THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES USE THIS NEBULOUS, OPEN-ENDED DEFINITION TO JUSTIFY EXTREME PHYSICAL FORCE AGAINST ANY PERSON THEY PERCEIVE TO BE RESISTANT. READ THIS OPED THAT CONNECTS THE TRAGEDIES OF ELIJAH MCCLAIN AND GEORGE FLOYD TO EXCITED DELIRIUM.

THE DOCTOR WHO INVENTED THE TERM “EXCITED DELIRIUM” IN 1990’S BELIEVES IT IS RADICALLY OVER-USED BY POLICE AND RESULTS IN HUNDREDS OF CASES OF EXCESSIVE FORCE AND DANGEROUS CHEMICAL SEDATION. READ MORE ABOUT IT HERE.

READ A COMPREHENSIVE ARTICLE ABOUT THE RISKS OF POLICE RESTRAINT AND THE DANGER OF THE EXCITED DELIRIUM SYNDROME HERE.

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SIGN A PETITION DEMANDING THAT HENNEPIN HEALTHCARE STOP TRAINING MINNEAPOLIS POLICE OFFICERS ON EXCITED DELIRIUM.

 

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IN MINNEAPOLIS, A GROUP OF CONCERNED EMPLOYEES AT HENNEPIN HEALTHCARE HOSPITAL IS ASKING THEIR LEADERSHIP TO STOP TRAINING THE MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT AND OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES ON EXCITED DELIRIUM.

SIGN THE PETITION IN SOLIDARITY. SEND THE MESSAGE TO HENNEPIN HEALTHCARE LEADERSHIP, AND PUBLIC HOSPITALS ACROSS THE NATION, THAT MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS SHOULD NOT TRAIN LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ON EXCITED DELIRIUM. STOP POLICE EXCESSIVE FORCE IN ITS TRACKS.

FOR ADDITIONAL CONTEXT: THE TRAINING MATERIALS CHAUVIN IS USING IN HIS DEFENSE WERE REVIEWED AND APPROVED BY HENNEPIN HEALTHCARE. 

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DONATE TO THE ELIJAH MCCLAIN SCHOLARSHIP. HE WAS KILLED BY POLICE IN AURORA, COLORADO WHO USED EXCITED DELIRIUM AS AN EXCUSE TO RESTRAIN HIM AND INJECT HIM WITH A LETHAL DOSE OF KETAMINE.

 

ELIJAH MCCLAIN, A 23-YEAR-OLD BLACK MAN DIED AUGUST 30, 2019, AFTER THE POLICE IN AURORA, COLORADO RESTRAINED HIM WITH A CHOKEHOLD AND PARAMEDICS INJECTED HIM WITH KETAMINE, A POWERFUL SEDATIVE. HE WAS UNARMED AND HAD NEVER BEEN ARRESTED OR CHARGED WITH A CRIME. ELIJAH’S LIFE WAS TRAGICALLY AND UNJUSTLY CUT SHORT.

THE POLICE SAID THEY BELIEVED HE WAS EXHIBITING EXCITED DELIRIUM.

AMONG MANY THINGS, ELIJAH WAS A MUSICIAN. AS A TEENAGER, HE TAUGHT HIMSELF GUITAR AND VIOLIN. HE USED MUSIC FOR GOOD, REGULARLY MAKING TRIPS TO A LOCAL PET SHOP WHERE HE WOULD PLAY FOR HOMELESS KITTENS. AFTER GRADUATING FROM TECHNICAL COLLEGE IN DENVER, ELIJAH BECAME A MASSAGE THERAPIST.

HE WAS DESCRIBED BY FRIENDS, FAMILY, AND COLLEAGUES AS A "SPIRITUAL SEEKER, PACIFIST, ODDBALL, VEGETARIAN, ATHLETE, AND PEACEMAKER WHO WAS EXCEEDINGLY GENTLE". EVEN AS HE SPOKE HIS LAST WORDS, ELIJAH’S GENTLENESS AND KINDNESS WAS UNDENIABLE.

TODAY, OVER A YEAR AFTER HIS DEATH, THESE WORDS SPREAD ACROSS OUR COUNTRY, HELPING TO SHINE LIGHT ON THE PERSISTING ISSUES OF RACISM AND POLICE BRUTALITY THAT HAUNTS OUR NATION. “HE WANTED TO CHANGE THE WORLD,” HIS MOTHER, SHENEEN MCCLAIN, TOLD SENTINEL COLORADO IN OCTOBER. “AND IT’S CRAZY, BECAUSE HE ENDED UP DOING IT ANYWAY.”

IN ELIJAH’S MEMORY AND HONOR, DR. MEENA MAKHIJANI, HARMONY PROJECT’S GENEROUS FRIEND AND DONOR, IS ESTABLISHING THE ELIJAH MCCLAIN SCHOLARSHIP FUND. THIS FUND WILL ALLOW US TO DEEPLY INVEST IN OUR DIVERSITY AND EQUITY INITIATIVES, ENSURING THAT EVERY CHILD HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE SUPPORTED AND ENGAGED IN OUR ROBUST MUSIC PROGRAM, COMPLEMENTED WITH SOCIAL AND ACADEMIC SUPPORT. WE HOPE THAT THROUGH THIS FUND, OUR STUDENTS WILL BE INSPIRED TO LIVE LIKE ELIJAH LIVED, FINDING WAYS TO LIGHT UP THE WORLD IN THEIR OWN UNIQUE WAYS, MAKING IT A BETTER PLACE.

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