Archive for the ‘prisoner abuse’ Category

Private correctional contracts a disaster, costing excessive tax dollars, abusing detainees, incentive for excessive sentencing

November 18, 2014

Read the Sentencing Projects’s report: Dollars and Detainees: the Growth of For Profit Detention, and you will find confirmed that when profit is introduced into public services the result is increased costs, decreased quality, and cover-up of corruption.

“The companies with which ICE and USMS contract, including CCA and the GEO Group, are largely the same ones that have been criticized for their handling of prison operations. More importantly, these companies operate off of the same business models employed in prison privatization that have led to understaffing, negligence, and abuse.107, 108, 109 In addition to harming those housed in contract facilities, private prison companies fail to save taxpayers money, can have a deleterious financial effect on communities,110 and contribute to the continuation of America’s use of mass incarceration and detention.111, 112 These private companies operate within complex and sometimes opaque systems where public and private officials cannot clearly answer questions and where the private companies managing federal detainees are not subject to Freedom of Information requests.113”

The only solution is massive reform of our justice  system which today is an injustice system. Read about the Myth of American Justice as seen in Illinois at this blog and the links listed in it: http://cookcountyjudges.wordpress.com.

As a wrongfully convicted felon who was sentenced to 2 yrs in prison and 1 yr parole in 2007, I can tell you about abuse, as well as a totally dysfunctional parole system – READ THIS:

http://chicagofbi.wordpress.com/2009/08/22/illinois-department-of-corrections-runs-sham-parole-operation-fbi-where-are-you/

http://illinoiscorruption.blogspot.com/2012/01/torture-of-dr-linda-shelton-in-illinois.html

Autopsy proves NYP killed Eric Garner

August 2, 2014

UPDATE: The New York Medical Examiner has ruled Eric Garner’s death a homicide [ clearly by cop – so lets get an arrest!].

Autopsy result reveal Mr. Garner died of being placed in a chokehold and his chest  compressed during arrest, with contributing factors his asthma, obesity, the position he was in and heart disease.   As a physician and pathologist I am convinced after viewing the video that not only did they kill him with illegal chokehold, but they were grossly negligent in not immediately starting CPR. This is such an egregious situation and willful and knowing misconduct that I believe anything less than severe criminal charges and penalties, plus a civil rights  suit with a huge award to the family would be total injustice.

This should teach paramedics that when a life is concerned they must intervene and ignore the police. These paramedics by REFUSING to do their job are accomplices and should also be punished and never again allowed to work as paramedics.

Death of Eric Garner in NYC gross negligence of officers and paramedics

July 21, 2014

I just finished viewing the videos of the arrest and death of Eric Garner. I believe he was not given sufficient time and space to comply with the officers. They appeared to gang up on him and bully him rather than tell him he was under arrest and for what and then allow him a little space and time to comply. They just vigorously acted like a dog  pack to bring him to the ground. He did not seem to provoke them on the video.

As a physician and medical researcher I believe that he was choked until he was struggling to breath and then his chest was compressed by position (forced hands behind his back when he was so obese they should have considered using more handcuffs or cuffing him in front as he did not seem to be resisting.  He complained about having difficulty breathing and they did nothing (didn’t help him sit up or take off the cuffs or put extra cuffs on to lengthen them so he wasn’t squeezed so much.

Then as he was  dying and losing his  pulse, becoming clearly unresponsive and not answering the officers, not one officer or  paramedic made any effort to carefully assess his level of consciousness, do mouth to mouth resuscitation or take an ambu bag and breath for him.  There was no CPR for more than five minutes on the video while he lay unconscious, totally unresponsive.

This is gross incompetence or willful medical neglect  or even negligent homicide.

I am appalled, but not stunned. The  Chicago Police and Cook County Sheriff as well as Cook County jail staff are just as bad. I am a victim of unlawful arrest, unlawful incarceration and medical neglect and abuse. I am lucky to be alive.

Hearings should be held in Congress and every state legislature about such cases which are far too common.  Any officer or paramedic who fails to intervene and attempt to save a life,  or attempt to at least keep a person breathing should be fired. There is no excuse for every officer on the scene and every paramedic on the scene not rapidly intervening. They are all trained in CPR and how to recognize when someone is unconscious or not breathing.  Apparently they are either prejudiced, incompetent, or inadequately trained.  I cannot rule out that the medical neglect was intentional on the part of some of the officers.

See:

http://illinoiscorruption.blogspot.com/2012/01/torture-of-dr-linda-shelton-in-illinois.html

http://cookcountyjudges.wordpress.com

http://cookcountysheriffdeputies.wordpress.com

 

 

 


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