I can't breathe

A tragedy happened during the pandemic in a youth facility on April 29, 2020. A 16- year old African American boy by the name of Cornelius Fredrick was placed at the Lakeside facility for at-risk youth in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Before Lakeside, he was a ward of the state for six months. The staff members, Zachary Raul Solis, 28, Micheal Joshua Mosley, 47, and Heather Newton McLogan, 48 ( a registered nurse) were concerned about not starting a riot because Cornelius had thrown food so the three of them restrained him. He ended up dying on May 1, 2020, from that restrain because he couldn’t breathe and went into cardiac arrest. Governor Whitmer has directed the state health department “ to take every step necessary” to make sure no one works with the company that employed those staff members at the Lakeside Academy in Kalamazoo, MI. When they hired people for this facility they fail to do a background check. They could be registered child abusers or overly aggressive with youth. The three staff members were charged with manslaughter and second-degree child abuse.

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