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Friday, February 27, 2015

Calvon Andreleus Reid dead at 39 near Margate, Fla.

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Reid was an articulate man from a religious family. (Photo of Reid speaking at his grandmother's 85th birthday celebration, Shady Grove Baptist Church, Pelzer, S. C.)
Another young Black man is dead, and it has hit too close to home - my own extended family.

Calvon Andreleus Reid was allegedly being pursued by police who claim they couldn't subdue him because of his size. Police first told the family that Reid was running away when he ran into a car, hit his head, and went into a coma. Reid was transported to Northwest Medical Center in Margate, Fla. where he died. He lived near Miami.

Reid was in the hospital for two days before his parents were notified. Mamie Reid, the man's mother, told family members, "When I saw my son lying there, I said I was glad that God had taken him out of this world. After I accepted the fact that he was gone, then I got angry." Reid is survived by two young sons, one who is 11 years old.

Additional information just released said Reid was tased three times by four policemen before his death. -

This may be another case of police brutality or excessive force being used in Florida, but questions surrounding the circumstances remain unanswered. The family is waiting for the police report to provide further details. A cursory search for arrest records for Reid were not found online.

After an autopsy, the body will be flown to Greenville, S.C. for services on Monday. This story is still developing.

Reid's obituary is now posted at
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, March 2, 2015 at 12 p.m. at Shady Grove Baptist Church,
140 Shady Grove Road, Pelzer, S.C.

Watkins and Garrett Funeral Home is in charge of the service - 1011 Augusta Street, Greenville, S.C.  (864-242-1144)

If you are confronted with a similar situation, the family should not go to the police asking for answers because the situation could turn volatile. Always take representatives of the NAACP, the SCLC, the NAN, or a group of knowledgeable and calm church members to request a report as soon as possible.

According to KILLED BY POLICE -
At least 175 people have been killed by U.S. police since January 1, 2015.
At least 1,101 were killed in 2014.
At least 2,040 have been killed since May 1, 2013.
Another Black man was tasered to death in Atlanta in 2004. Read the story at:


  1. TC said: I am sad to hear this, my heart goes out to the family!

  2. M said: Greetings of Peace Tomi,
    Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel about Mr. Andreleus Reid's death. We are here to support you in your grieving process.

  3. PL said: We could possibly do a memorial service for him. I'm sorry to hear about this. May his memory be eternal!

  4. If you're going to report this incident, ease report it correctly. Reid had an extensive arrest history for illegal narcotics. He was found in a private, gated community surrounded by walls where he was not invited and had no business or guest there. You say he lived near miami, Reid was found nearly 45 minutes to an hour away from Miami.

  5. "ease report it correctly"??? Arrest record doesn't explain why he is dead. Do you have information on him not being invited there?

  6. From Germany said: That is incredible. That shocked me. How crazy is this world? I almost could not believe that. How dumb are the local police in Florida? I heard that they taser everyone. I guess we would live better and more secure without police. My regrets to the family.

  7. TC said: Sad, very sad!!

  8. We need law enforcement to protect and serve but not to kill us when we are injured and in need of medical help...that should not be the time police end up electrocuting us. We will learn more about this case... the truth will come out!

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