Clarence Thomas’ Suicidal, Epileptic Nephew Punched, Tasered in Hospital

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Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas and family are “outraged” after his nephew was allegedly punched, pulled and tasered at a New Orleans hospital, after a possible suicide attempt. The taser put him into a “massive epileptic seizure.” Video below.

Clarence Thomas is headed to New Orleans to check in on his nephew. This sounds miserable:

Derek Thomas was admitted to West Jefferson Hospital in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, Thursday, after a possible suicide attempt, reports ABC affiliate WGNO.

When the Supreme Court justice’s nephew refused to put on a hospital gown and said he wanted to leave the hospital, doctors ordered security to restrain him.

Security guards “punched him in his lip, pulled out more than a fistful of his dreadlocks and tasered him to restrain him,” a statement from Thomas’ family said.

Shortly afterwards, family members say, Thomas suffered a “massive epileptic seizure.”

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