The 8th Bullet: Handcuffed to the Bed

Jacob Blake’s restraint might be the 8th bullet that kills him

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Yet.

Did you know that 7–8% of deaths in spinal cord injuries are related to a pressure sore?

Luckily, there is a great way to reduce and prevent the incidence of pressure sores.

Being handcuffed to your hospital bed.

This is a form of torture, if not a direct cause of death if he is unfortunate enough to get an infected pressure sore.

Here’s an idea.

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