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Saturday, 19 April 2014

Suzanne Ross: Free Mumia Abu-Jamal, He's Innocent!

Suzanne Ross: Free Mumia Abu-Jamal, He's Innocent!

Please show support for Terrance Bowman-Taylor

we are asking people to call email the North Carolina Medical Board contact details below 

NORTH CAROLINA MEDICAL BOARD Attn: Judie Clark PO Box 20007, Raleigh, NC 27619 Complaint Department Telephone Numbers (919) 326-1109 or 1-800 253-9653, Extension 236, 232 or 261 E-mail: complaints@ncmedboard.org

Terrance Bowman-Taylor update
Terrance's pinched nerve problem in his lumbar spine caused his leg to give out while he was standing on 3/17/14. He collapsed on his right ankle & foot, chipping & fracturing bones in his ankle (see x-rays of 4/2/14). Nothing is being done about his back & ankle injury. They won't even do a M.R.I. on it. He's developed dextroscoliosis of his thoracic spine (curved to the right). He has cervical spinal canal stenosis & cervical radiculopathy. He's constantly in pain all of the time. Nothing is being done to help him. (MRI's of 9/27/13, 9/30/13, and x-rays of 2/6/14 (chest & spine). Please help before it's too late.

Friday, 18 April 2014

Convicted & Sentenced But They Forgot The Most Important Part

"Michael Cornelius Anderson was arrested in 1999 for armed robbery. He helped rob a Burger King manager. He was then sentenced to 13 years behind bars. He posted bail and waited to be taken to prison.

Except, he said, no one never came to bring him to jail. Thirteen years passed and Anderson joined a church, started a small business, got married, had children, and never left the St. Louis area.

He lived a quiet life, until a SWAT team came to his home last summer and arrested him."* The Young Turks hosts Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian break it down.

*Read more here from Ryan Broderick / Buzzfeed:

Man Gets Life In Prison For Loaning His Car

"Several years ago I read a piece in The New York Times by Adam Liptak about Ryan Holle. Ryan, who had no prior record, is serving a life sentence with no chance of parole in Florida. He was convicted of pre-meditated murder, even though no one, including the prosecutor, disputes that Ryan was asleep in his bed at home at the time of the crime. This could only happen in America, because we are the only country that retains the Felony Murder Rule. What the Felony Murder Rule essentially says is if anyone has anything to do with a felony in which a murder takes place, such as a robbery, that person is as guilty as the person who has committed the murder. Every other country including England, India and Canada has gotten rid of it because of its unintended consequences. In America, Michigan, Kentucky and Hawaii no longer have the law."* The Young Turks hosts Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian break it down.

*Read more here from Charles Grodin / The Nation:

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Who is Davontae Sanford?

Who is Davontae Sanford? He is Detroit's Forgotten Child. Innocence raped in the grips of overzealous cops and a prosecutor who doesn't give a damn about justice or innocence. She wants Detroit to forget Davontae!! To ignore her great evil misdeeds and sweep the case under the carpet. And your silence has made it all possible Detroit. Until it happens to your child - of course. BUT she suffered a MAJOR defeat at the Michigan Court of Appeals when that court granted Davontae relief on every issue he raised but one; namely whether Private Investigator Linda Boris can testify as to the details of the murders that Vincent Smothers confided in her --as he has to CNN; the Associated Press; his attorney and last but not least to Detroit Homicide investigators. Davontae cross-appealed that issue at the Supreme court. Smothers wants to confess on the record to clear Davontae for the four murders he did not commit. What does Smothers have to gain by confessing to a crime that he knows will get him a mandatory life sentence? Nothing! But Kym Worthy has a lot to lose if he does. Millions of dollars in civil liability and her integrity (which isn't much) for WRONGFULLY convicting that young boy! And Detroit? You are okay with this? Well we can't wait for sleepers to wake up from a dream. Fortunately one appeals court made up of all conservative judges by the way ruled in Davontaes favor. The prosecutor appealed that decision to the Michigan Supreme Court where we are now in a,wait and see hold for the high court. I am cautiously optimistic however that given the fact the three judge panel who ruled in Davontaes favor were all conservatives the state high court which is majority conservative will deny Worthy's appeal. And then the ugly court battle will begin. She will NOT be able to stop Smothers from confessing on the record and convince the trial judge to sustain Davontaes convictions. There are many lawyers on both sides. Smothers will flip her case upside down and she knows it. Hence her reason for fighting to stop him. Treacherous and devious she is.

Roberto Guzman

Kim Worthy ---> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kym_Worthy)

David O’Quin, Another Restraint Chair Death

“I Thought He Was Safe, That Was a Mistake”(April 15, 2014) ~~ When Bill O’Quin called the police to warn them that his 41-year-old paranoid schizophrenic son, David, was wandering the streets one night in February 2013, he had no idea the arrest would ultimately lead to David’s death in a Louisiana prison.
david_oquinYet “thirteen days later David Jackson O’Quin lay lifeless on a jail cell floor after being shackled to a restraint chair for nearly 170 hours during 10 days of often violent behavior,” reports the Advocate (“Dad hopes suit over mentally ill son’s death in jail will spur change,” April 14).

An artist, David O’Quin was fluent in Spanish and graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in studio art. Shortly thereafter, he moved to Los Angeles to study at UCLA.

What originally appeared to be the quirky behavior of an artist became more alarming when David moved to the west coast. “Helicopters and birds followed David around Los Angeles,” Bill O’Quin tells the Advocate. “Intelligence officials implanted listening devices in his brain . . . He often stripped naked in public.”

When he landed in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on that February night . . .

Read the entire article at http://theadvocate.com/news/8475687-123/i-thought-he-was-safe

Condolences from ASSISTANCE TO THE INCARCERATED MENTALLY ILL to Mr. O'Quin on the tragic and needless death of his beloved son. The good news is your lawsuit will likely be paid, because your son was white. If you were black, you would likely get no due process of law and might even be persecuted for asking for justice. No, your lawsuit will NOT change anything. The payout will come from taxpayers. David's incarceration was financed by taxpayers. Prison investors are not personally inconvenienced by wrongful death lawsuits, but changing the system and incarcerating fewer mental patients would most certainly negatively impact them. Change is up to the people. We must remove prison investors from public office. 

Do your elected representatives or their spouses invest in private prison companies? 
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It would be illegal to keep a dog in a tight space 23 hours a day and gas or Taser him for barking. It would be illegal to put a dog into a deadly restraint chair for control. But this happens to mentally ill Americans routinely in the nation's jails and prisons. What happened to Larry Neal?

Mentally Ill Americans Need Dog Justice. Treat mental illness medically, not legally.
Advocate for U.S. Congress to pass H.R.3717 - Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act

The Other Irish Travellers

The British empire once seemed so permanent but vanished overnight. But what about those Brits at the vanguard of the colonies?

Can you be loyal to two nations? It's the question posed to the Anglo-Irish class of the 1930s. Landed Protestants with English accents, growing up in a newly independent, Catholic, and staunchly anti-English Ireland. This doc takes a personal look at this historical identity crisis, rich in contradictions. Tracking one family's fortunes the film explores how, as Irish nationalism took hold, this individualistic family fought to stay in Ireland.

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