About 20 years ago, a woman named Tammy was in a car accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury. As is relatively common, the brain injury caused a seizure disorder, and Tammy only avoids grand mal seizures by taking two anti-seizure medications, Neurontin and Topamax, every day. She was also taking medication for depression and anxiety, including the benzodiazepine Clonazepam, another drug for high blood pressure, and Suboxone in an effort to recover from an addiction to prescription painkillers.
In recent years, there have been numerous news stories exposing the excessive use of force by police officers in cities across the country. In many of these incidences, outrage over acts of police misconduct grew after eye witnesses captured and shared videos of the events via social media.