Another victim of the prison industrial complex. A man who understandably couldn’t pay a $772 ticket fine was jailed in Macomb county, Michigan. A nurse recommended he be placed in “medical drug detox unit“…however he was placed in a jail cell and then ultimately a mental health cell with 24 hr surveillance. Stojcevski was seeing a doctor that prescribed medication so he can kick his addiction. So without his medication, he was suffering from a withdrawal and later died. This is the most disturbing footage/news story you’ll see.
This is absolutely unacceptable that a man dies over unpaid traffic tickets. Just another example of what’s wrong with our justice system. People continue to die over petty violations while murderers, domestic terrorists, and rapists live in prisons. And no, All Lives Matter people, he did not deserve to die for not paying a ticket. I know the area he’s from and it’s a middle working class community where many do not have over $500 lying around to give away. Clearly, his life didn’t matter and we need to stand up for the people who no longer can fight for justice.