Dominion of New York

Social Justice

August 2, 2012

How Does a Handcuffed Man Shoot Himself in the Temple?

More articles by »
Written by: Kelly Virella


hysicists everywhere should put down their research and converge upon Jonesboro, Arkansas. For, it is the one place in the universe, where the laws of physics do not apply.

Police there have a rather bizarre explanation of the shooting death of the handcuffed 21-year-old African-American man Chavis Carter. Apparently, he shot himself.

After Carter’s arrest in connection with drug possession and missing court dates on previous drug charges, police frisked him, handcuffed him — with his hands behind his back, and put him into the back of a squad car. But in Jonesboro, a handcuffed person is able to find and retrieve a gun so hidden that its invisible to police, then lift it high enough to shoot himself in his right temple.

Carter’s mother told CNN that her son wasn’t suicidal and that moments earlier he’d called his girlfriend to say he’d talk with her soon. But the physics here is just rock solid amazing. Maybe Jonesboro has a suicidal force field that operates only on outlaw negroes. Can’t wait to hear more about how this all works.




About the Author

Kelly Virella
Kelly Virella lives in an East Harlem walk-up with her husband, her bicycle and her books. She's worked as a journalist for 11 years and started this website during the summer of 2011. She fell in love with New York City during her first visit here as a 16-year-old and finally made good on her promise to move here in April 2010.


Official portrait from his tenure as US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.