Peter Tosh Son Remains In Coma After He Was Allegedly Beaten While Serving A 6 Months Marijuana Sentence

Entertainer Jawara McIntosh better known as Tosh 1, and son of the late Peter Tosh, has remained in coma after he was allegedly beaten while serving a six-month sentence for marijuana-related charges.

Jawara, 37, was allegedly beaten while in custody at Bergen County Jail in New Jersey on February 21, 2017.

Jawara’s mother Melody Cunningham and his nine siblings including his sister Niambe McIntosh, the administrator of the Estate of Peter Tosh, seek justice on his behalf and will pursue a civil rights lawsuit against Bergen County Jail for directly participating in and/or for failing to prevent Jawara from being beaten into a coma while in their custody.

The family retained civil rights attorney Jasmine Rand who is known for fighting against police brutality and systemic inequities having represented the families of Trayvon Martin and  Michael Brown, and local counsel Shelley Stangler who has handled multiple significant civil rights cases. Civil rights leaders including Reverend Al Sharpton and Ndaba Mandela, the grandson of Nelson Mandela, support Jawara and his family.

“Many states and nations have begun the process of the legalisation of cannabis in recognition of its medicinal, spiritual, industrial and recreational value; but far too many people continue to be stripped of their freedom for cannabis related charges resulting in mass incarceration, police brutality, and murder. Criminalising cannabis legalises the deprivation of human rights.” Family attorney Jasmine Rand states.


“Our family will fight harder now than ever to Legalize It. We know that our father is here with us today strengthening our voices to fight for his son Jawara, and for our brothers and sisters throughout the world in jail, brutalized, or murdered over an herb that has the power to heal nations.” the family said

Click here to join the petition to investigate the brutal beating of Jawara McIntosh.

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Amen amen

Let us all pray for the best it’s not a good look


This is really heart breaking so sad I pray that god will send his angel to strengthen him I put him before u lord help him to come out of the coma now father god help him to move every part of his body oh god touch him now lord… Read more »

So sad