Peter Tosh’s Son Beaten Into Coma In New Jersey Jail : The Record : NPR

Peter Tosh’s Son Beaten Into Coma In New Jersey Jail : The Record : NPR – According to McIntosh’s family, the beating occurred on Feb. 21; the resulting brain injuries were so severe that he has been comatose ever since. He was first hospitalized at New Jersey’s Hackensack Medical Center and has since been moved to a hospital in Massachusetts, where he resides.

McIntosh’s family says that they learned of the beating when his mother, Melody Cunningham, received a call from the Hackensack hospital saying McIntosh needed a “life-saving medical procedure” after being attacked at the jail. Niambe McIntosh, Jawara’s sister, tells NPR today that their mother then received a call from the jail’s warden, saying that the incident involved another inmate.

Niambe McIntosh adds, “We have since, upon request, got an incident report that just didn’t really give a lot of information, but it just said there was another inmate [involved]. There was very little detail as to what happened.”

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  1. I’m struck by Hannah Arendt’s phrase “the banality of evil.”

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