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Posted by Trini Kid - - 0 comments

Sup Travellers?! Have you ever been tased by police? It's not something that's common in Trinidad, I think. Never heard of anyone being tased in Trinidad, but it's something very common in Europe and the United States of America. It's not something that is supposed to kill you but just shock the sh*t out of you. However a graffiti artist from Miami got more than just a shock. he died. Read on.


According to reports from the Miami Herald, a Miami Beach teenager died after getting tased by police who spotted him spraying a vacant McDonald's with graffiti. The case is getting more attention than usual because 17-year-old Israel Hernandez-Llach had the reputation of a budding artist. He was "on the threshold of acclaim in Miami Beach art circles," reports the Miami Herald, which labels the Colombian native a sculptor, painter, writer, and photographer. The police basically killed a kid with extraordinary talent and creative capacity. The police had no intentions of killing him but they did.


Police say he ran off when he saw them, then ran toward the officers when confronted. He was tased once in the chest and immediately went into distress, then died. “The officers were forced to use the Taser to avoid a physical incident," says the police chief. Autopsy results are pending, and the death is under investigation by the city and state.  “He wanted to change the world somehow through art,” says his sister. “We want answers.

People don't usually die from being tased. It's either the youth had an underlying condition or the police haven't told the whole story. The autopsy results would most likely reveal what exactly caused him to die but I have a feeling that the autopsy results won't be revealed to the public. I just have that feeling. It's always sad to hear about the death of someone especially someone with such immense talent who had goals and aspirations. All he wanted to do was change the world somehow through art by his dream was cut in half. Sigh. My name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.