Video Shows Cops Attack, Restrain, Forcibly Sedate 60yo Man with Ketamine for Refusing to ID

by | Jun 17, 2021 | Headline News | 19 comments

This article was originally published by Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project. 

EDITOR’S NOTE: “Trigger Warning!” If you are still a believer in the left vs. right paradigm lie and have not yet realized the truth that the police enforce the will of the ruling class on others using all methods of force, up to and including death, then this article will upset you. Laws are nothing more than the opinions of politicians backed by the threat of force and violence by the hired “enforcers”.  Still think you’re free?


Cops in Colorado have a rather disturbing track record when it comes to compliance during detainments. Family and friends of Elijah McClain learned this the hard way two years ago after McClain — who had broken no law — was detained, tackled to the ground, and forcibly sedated with ketamine before he succumbed to the force and drug, and died. Seven Reycraft, 60, experienced a similar interaction with police that same year, but fortunately for Reycraft he did not die and now he is fighting to change the way this drug is used on people.

Body camera footage from Reycraft’s interaction with police was recently released, showing the extent police will go to in order to enforce traffic infractions with no victim. On that day in 2019, police targeted Reycraft for extortion, claiming he had committed a minor traffic infraction. When Reycraft disputed their claims, police attacked the man before forcing medics to give him several injections of sedatives.

“Looking back on it, I think it’s absurd, and it should’ve never happened. It didn’t need to happen,” Reycraft told KDVR, telling them he was injected for questioning authority.

“They didn’t like the fact that I was challenging their professionalism, and I was,” Reycraft said, explaining that he refused to id himself to cops during the traffic stop. According to Colorado law, if you are pulled over while driving, a police officer can require you to show your license, insurance, and vehicle registration. However, Reycraft didn’t feel that the stop was warranted, so he contested it.

As it is the job of a police officer to extort citizens for traffic stops, up to and including the use of violent and deadly force to achieve said extortion, when Reycraft contested, he was subsequently tackled to the ground and handcuffed, with officers cutting open his forehead in the process.

“Every time they wrenched my arm, it hurt a lot, but I was more incensed by what I was witnessing,” Reycraft said.

Naturally, when questioned about the use of force, the Manitou Springs Police Department issued a statement claiming they have the right to use violence against citizens to enforce the law.

“For the safety of our community, public safety employees, and everybody involved, it is standard police practice to implement a reasonable use of force within the confines of the law when someone is resisting detention.

“The MSPD takes any use of force extremely seriously, and as a team, reviews every use of force incident by our officers to ensure that we are remaining vigilant and focused on the betterment of our community,” said Alex Trefry, a spokesperson for Manitou Springs.

During the detainment, Reycraft was certainly agitated, but he presented no threat to the officers involved who had him surrounded and in handcuffs. Nevertheless, police directed paramedics to forcibly sedate the man — over a minor traffic infraction.

As the video shows, the paramedic asked the officers if Reycraft had been behaving erratically, to which the officers responded, “no, he’s one of these people that doesn’t want to give his name and (he’s saying) he has the right not to and all this other stuff.”

So, for being one of “those people,” cops were going to drug the man against his will.

The paramedic gave Reycraft two shots of the sedative Versed before proceeding to inject ketamine into the 60-year-old man’s butt. Reycraft was handcuffed, hogtied, strapped to a gurney face down, and already had been injected with two doses of Versed when the ketamine was administered. There was no reason whatsoever to inject him, yet police directed the medic to do so anyway.

“The fact that police can influence the health provider to the point where the health provider forgets their oath of helping people, it’s absurd,” Reycraft said.

“I think his case is a very good example of the misuse of ketamine because, specifically, the paramedic said when she walked up that it was not excited delirium and that she was not going to give him ketamine,” said Anita Springsteen, an attorney who is representing Reycraft, according to KDVR.

“People in the United States should not be forcibly injected this way or given death sentences this way without due process,” said Springsteen.

We agree, however, in the land of the free, for refusing to show police your id, they will tackle you, strap you down, and then forcibly inject you with multiple sedatives, and they will refer to this torture as “due process.”

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    1. Anonymous

      If you want to live, just do what you are told.

      That’s just the way it is now and it’s going to get worse, not better.

      • jakartaman

        Very good advice BUT
        If anyone including cops inject me with anything.
        If I survive – I will come back and kill them.
        I am not a slave – I am a free American citizen and will act accordingly!

    2. Darth Skippy

      They could be made obsolete, by a self-disciplined public, who lifts a finger to provide for itself all basic goods and services. (sarc)

      One polite way to handle it, if you want to give your id, is you politely request the officer’s business card with badge number written on it, at the polite time.

      I see familiar faces, all the time, and, in a culture of cancellation, doxxing, and harassment, it is beyond me, why they are never tracked down.

      They pushed for laws, so that facial recognition could not be used against them and are visibly upset, by small drones. Are you a developer? There’s the face and a name on it.

      Other city depts also have an authoritarian attitude, often including paramedics, who did tranq people, while I watched. They observe a principle of interagency cooperation and also the same praetorian chip on their shoulder.

    3. We are no better than the old Soviet Union, and in may ways worse. May God have mercy on us!

      We are no better than the old Soviet Union, and in may ways worse. May God have mercy on us!

    4. Anonymous

      Well I guess that means to each his own. Traffic stops are retarded and go against what police were originally intended for. If I feel that the stop was unwarranted and challenge it, it does not give them then right to use excessive force nor inject something into me that I’ve never had and could be allergic. If this ever happens to me, I’ll be on National News for beating the these so called cops in their own game with excessive force…..they will have to kill me….but I’m white so if that happens it’ll just be shrugged off as unimportant and never reach light of day. There are good cops doing what they are meant to do, and then there are many of them that are stuck in this bully authoritarian state of mind just cause they have a badge and gun when really they just need to get over themselves or have a rude awakening by fuckin with the wrong person.

    5. Tzvi

      This is happening in other parts of the the country as well:

      I think it is clear the supreme court says we must present ID / registration. You can argue the merits of the supposed infraction after that, politely.

      Forced drugging should be outlawed. For a person who has not been formally committed to a psychiatric facility it is a violation of the 4th amendment at the very least.

      Just be careful to stay CLAM and FOCUSED at a traffic stop…in Florida it is EASY to make use of the “Baker Act” to commit nearly anyone, and you end up paying for the psychiatric evaluation and housing. ( I was never “baker acted” we called it FL, just a fact).

      From 2016-17 32,763 children were sent for examination!

    6. Between Three Centuries

      This is where things come full circle. Where the far left comes around to cross over the far right and meet the right. This is why the right doesn’t back up the pigs that are being attacked by the left. Let them defund and abolish the cops. They were a construct of the robber barons of industry anyway to beat and terrorize people that were striking because of the child slave labor and inhuman conditions of factories and mines etc. This is what they are still used for today to terrorize the people for the New World Order. So let the left eliminate them. It will just make it that much easier for the right to then eliminate the leftists after the cops are gone. The cops are on their own. There are no good cops. Because if there were there would be no bad cops.

    7. Cal

      “… showing the extent police will go to in order to enforce traffic infractions with no victim.”

      Despite actions of Police and Local Courts, Higher Courts have ruled that American Citizens have a right to travel without state permits. By Jack McLamb (from Aid & Abet Newsletter)

      For years professionals within the criminal justice system have acted on the belief that traveling by motor vehicle was a privilege that was given to a citizen only after approval by their state government in the form of a permit or license to drive. In other words, the individual must be granted the privilege before his use of the state highways was considered legal. Legislators, police officers, and court officials are becoming aware that there are court decisions that disprove the belief that driving is a privilege and therefore requires government approval in the form of a license. Presented here are some of these cases:

      CASE #1: “The use of the highway for the purpose of travel and transportation is not a mere privilege, but a common fundamental right of which the public and individuals cannot rightfully be deprived.” Chicago Motor Coach v. Chicago, 169 NE 221.

      CASE #2: “The right of the citizen to travel upon the public highways and to transport his property thereon, either by carriage or by automobile, is not a mere privilege which a city may prohibit or permit at will, but a common law right which he has under the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Thompson v. Smith, 154 SE 579.

      It could not be stated more directly or conclusively that citizens of the states have a common law right to travel, without approval or restriction (license), and that this right is protected under the U.S Constitution.

      CASE #3: “The right to travel is a part of the liberty of which the citizen cannot be deprived without due process of law under the Fifth Amendment.” Kent v. Dulles, 357 US 116, 125.

      CASE #4: “The right to travel is a well-established common right that does not owe its existence to the federal government. It is recognized by the courts as a natural right.” Schactman v. Dulles 96 App DC 287, 225 F2d 938, at 941.

      As hard as it is for those of us in law enforcement to believe, there is no room for speculation in these court decisions. American citizens do indeed have the inalienable right to use the roadways unrestricted in any manner as long as they are not damaging or violating property or rights of others. Government – in requiring the people to obtain drivers licenses, and accepting vehicle inspections and DUI/DWI roadblocks without question – is restricting, and therefore violating, the people’s common law right to travel.

      Is this a new legal interpretation on this subject? Apparently not. This means that the beliefs and opinions our state legislators, the courts, and those in law enforcement have acted upon for years have been in error. Researchers armed with actual facts state that case law is overwhelming in determining that to restrict the movement of the individual in the free exercise of his right to travel is a serious breach of those freedoms secured by the U.S. Constitution and most state constitutions. That means it is unlawful. The revelation that the American citizen has always had the inalienable right to travel raises profound questions for those who are involved in making and enforcing state laws. The first of such questions may very well be this: If the states have been enforcing laws that are unconstitutional on their face, it would seem that there must be some way that a state can legally put restrictions – such as licensing requirements, mandatory insurance, vehicle registration, vehicle inspections to name just a few – on a citizen’s constitutionally protected rights. Is that so?

      For the answer, let us look, once again, to the U.S. courts for a determination of this very issue. In Hertado v. California, 110 US 516, the U.S Supreme Court states very plainly: “The state cannot diminish rights of the people.”

      And in Bennett v. Boggs, 1 Baldw 60, “Statutes that violate the plain and obvious principles of common right and common reason are null and void.”

      Other cases are even more straight forward:

      “The assertion of federal rights, when plainly and reasonably made, is not to be defeated under the name of local practice.” Davis v. Wechsler, 263 US 22, at 24

      “Where rights secured by the Constitution are involved, there can be no rule making or legislation which would abrogate them.” Miranda v. Arizona, 384 US 436, 491.

      “The claim and exercise of a constitutional right cannot be converted into a crime.” Miller v. US, 230 F 486, at 489.

      “There can be no sanction or penalty imposed upon one because of this exercise of constitutional rights.” Sherer v. Cullen, 481 F 946

      We could go on, quoting court decision after court decision; however, the Constitution itself answers our question – Can a government legally put restrictions on the rights of the American people at anytime, for any reason? The answer is found in Article Six of the U.S. Constitution:
      “This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof;…shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or laws of any State to the Contrary not one word withstanding.”

      • The Deplorable Renegade

        If anyone had tried that on me he/she would’ve had a fight on their hands. A good dose of wasp spray into their eyes will stop them quick.

      • Tzvi

        First let me ( repeat) I am against the forced drugging of any persons not committed to a psychiatric facility, and generally opposed to Psycotropic medication for most patients ( including the “depressed”, ADHD, etc.) Forced drugging is an obvious 4th amendment violation.

        However if the Police stop you for a traffic violation, your asking for issues if you don’t provide ID.

        ” In Hiibel v. Sixth Judicial District Court of Nevada, the Supreme Court upheld state laws requiring citizens to reveal their identity when officers have reasonable suspicion to believe criminal activity may be taking place. Commonly known as “stop-and-identify” statutes, these laws permit police to arrest criminal suspects who refuse to identify themselves.”

        It’s also called a “Terry Stop” :

        They need “reasonable suspicion” which is a lower standard than “probable cause” to ask for ID. An alleged traffic infraction is plenty “reasonable suspicion”.

        OTOH if you are a PASSENGER you may not be required to show ID:

      • ToS

        Thank you for the case law. Much appreciated.

        • Tzvi

          Your Welcome.

          I did the research to be sure what I had already thought was true, was indeed the case, at least in terms of current law.

    8. JRS

      Interesting video…especially Lori’s bazooms.
      Isn’t ketamine, or special k, the drug also known as the date rape drug? It is scheduled, so the public cannot use it recreationally under penalty of “law”. Don’t they throw people in prison for giving it to someone against their will?

      But law enforcement has qualified immunity so they can break their own “laws” and suffer no consequences. Why didn’t they just mail the citation to the tag address instead of going through all this bullshit? They do it with red light infractions. No, LEOs love to beat down anyone who questions their authority. They aren’t there to protect and serve the public. They protect and serve the statist government.

      • Darth Skippy

        Rohypnol or rooffies was notoriously used for date rape by Bill Cosby.

        Ketamine or special K is used as a veterinary tranquilizer.

    9. JRS

      Yes, maybe it was roofies I was thinking of. Rohypnol, GHB, and ketamine are all used as date rape drugs.

    10. Anonymous

      Defective training … by a defective “police” force. Had enough yet?

    11. Kagar

      Well when your license is requested just give it to them. The dumbass got what was coming to him because he didn’t play his cards right. He’s an idiot. Let this be a lesson to everyone. Pick your hill to die on. He picked the wrong one.

    12. Frank Thoughts

      My father was a beautiful man (God rest his soul!) and he always imparted wisdom every time he spoke. He had this to say about life:

      “If you want to rape with impunity, wear a uniform.
      If you want to steal with impunity, wear a suit.
      If you want to kill with impunity, join the army.
      If you want to rape, steal AND kill with impunity, join the United Nations.”

      I loved dad!

    13. Anonymous

      In Colorado the driver must show ID when stopped by the POPO, however your passangers do not have to provide and ID when asked. Rather strange, but everyone has probably had a friend out there that had a warrant and was along for a ride !

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