|Ron Poppo is known to the world as the man who lost his face. This was a mugshot of the victim. The incident last month introduced the world to the tragedies of ingesting synthetic drugs called bath salts. Rudy Eugene attacked and ripped Poppo's face off. Poppo was a homeless man.|
Florida is the place where sensationalism is a badge of honor. From a lunatic governor Rick Scott, to Casey Anthony! Debra LaFave to Lionel Tate! George Zimmerman to now Rudy Eugene!
The governor of Florida, won in 2010. Began his term in 2011. Rick Scott is already under fire for legislation that could force low income and unemployed to have mandatory drug testing for worker's assistance. The governor is trying to purge low income and minority voters off the ballots to prevent them from voting in the 2012 U.S. presidential elections. Forced to hire a special prosecutor after an incident in Sanford, Florida allowed a man to walk free after he shoots and kills an unarmed teenager.
Casey Anthony was found innocent in the murder of her two year old child, Caylee Anthony. Spent nearly two years in prison and was released after the trial. Casey Anthony is on probation from a previous charge. She is in hiding after receiving death threats from deranged citizens who felt the verdict was unfair.
Debra LaFave was an attractive teacher who had multiple affairs with some of her students. Was granted probation and registered as a sexual offender.
Lionel Tate was then a young teenager accused of murdering a young child. He was sent to prison for life. After a plea bargain he was released after six years in prison. But three years later, he was arrested after a robbery in which he was involved. He was sentenced to spend 40 years in prison.
Notice that Casey Anthony and Debra LaFave were white women. Lionel Tate is Black. The governor is a White man who is a Republican.
Racial incidents and tragedies such as those mentioned are common in Florida.
Conservatives and white supremacists are trying to work themselves into ulcers about the latest wacky incident that involves Black men.
|Rudy Eugene was shot and killed after he attacked a homeless man|
The bath salts that Eugene ingested caused him to strip his clothes, attack Poppo and eventually lead to him ripping and eating his face.
Once that story hit the internet, it went viral.
Conservatives and white supremacists were rushing to the internet to find the suspect. Once they've seen it was a Black man and the victim was White, they've hit the jackpot! They are trying to justify the incident as another one of those "Black on White" incidents in which a "thug" attacks (and then eats) white people.
Rudy Eugene was dubbed the "Miami Zombie" by the international media. Even snide conservatives wanted to paint this as one of [Obama's] sons.
They're still riled up about the Trayvon Martin controversy. The people in the state lead massive protests in which it led to the arrest of George Zimmerman, a white man who was charged with murder.
Now I lead to the pictures and the video. Once again, this is not safe for work. You've been warned!
Courtesy of NBC Miami
The family of Rudy Eugene were saddened by the incident and urged the media to pray for them and the victim of this incident. They deny that Eugene was a drug user who does things like this! They've believe that someone tainted something he ingested.
Rudy Eugene was shot and killed by the Miami-Dade police after he refused orders to cease attacking the man. This incident also calls into question: Why didn't the Miami-Dade Police use a taser or bean bag pellets to restrain him?
A bit of relief comes from the coroner's report says that Eugene had no human flesh inside his stomach.
According to the Huffington Post, doctors say the homeless Miami man whose face was mostly chewed off by a naked assailant is awake and alert and doing "well", but in need of more surgery.
Jackson Memorial Hospital released two photos of 65-year-old Ronald Poppo with his permission on Tuesday afternoon, one showing him walking down a corridor assisted on either side by a hospital worker.
The other gives a recent look at Poppo's horrific injuries, roughly 3 and a half weeks after the shocking assault on Miami's MacArthur causeway: one of his eyes is covered by gauze, the other, lost to the attack, is covered by skin. Poppo's nose is missing, and his forehead is a mass of scabs.
The lower half of Poppo's face, roughly from mustache down, appears intact. Doctors said approximately 50 percent of his face was missing, and that the "extremely charming" Poppo remembers the attack, understands that he is in hospital, and is aware of media coverage.
"He's pleased to report to all of you that he's feeling well, he's eating, he's walking around with physical therapy, he's talking with us," said University of Miami trauma surgeon Nicholas Namias, co-director of JMH's Ryder Trauma Center. "He's had quite a bit of surgery already."
Plastic surgeon Dr. Wrood Kassira said the medical team's primary goal to date has been to clean and close Poppo's wounds, but her patient has had a "logical" response to conversations about reconstructive surgery.
"We have mental health professionals to help him with the coping, and he's coping remarkably well," she said.
"The guy has got to be a survivor," Namias said, according to Local10. "Living on Watson Island for all these years, I think he's got to be a survivor, and I think he's become very pragmatic about life. On any given day, he's living in the moment."
Poppo, who is believed to have been homeless in Miami since the mid-to-late 1970s, is covered by Medicare and Medicaid, officials said. A fund set up by the hospital foundation to assist Poppo (details below) has so far raised $15,000.
"It's amazing," Namias said of Poppo. "He's an extremely charming man. You talk to him, he's very upbeat, he's very pleasant, he hasn't said one thing negative to me. Every time I ask him how he's doing, he says he's doing fine."
The AP reports Poppo, who requests Italian food and can't wait to go swimming, has asked that the television in his room be turned off except to follow Miami Heat games.
"I kid you not, he wanted to talk about the NBA Finals," Namias said. "He asked me if I'd be watching the game tonight, and told me, 'Go Heat.'"
We here at Journal De La Reyna wish Ron Poppo a speedy recovery and hope the best for him. Although this is a tragedy and will become a life changing experience, we can only hope that he can survive his new destiny.
If you want to donate to his surgery click on the link here.
Now here's the pictures. I say this again! This is disturbing.