Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Prison guards who ‘boiled schizophrenic inmate to death’ will not face charges

Prison guards who ‘boiled schizophrenic inmate to death’ will not face charges
By Andy Wells


Welcome to Nazi America. This wasn't even accidental, they cooked him for hours, and no one is held accountable.

Four prison guards who are alleged to have killed a schizophrenic inmate by effectively boiling him to death have escaped charges.

Darren Rainey was forcefully held in a scalding hot shower for hours after he smeared faeces on himself at the Dale Correctional Institution in Miami, Florida, in 2012.

Rainey, 50, had refused to stand under the shower but was told by Officer Roland Clarke that he could not leave until he washed.

After starting to wash, Rainey said, “No, I don’t want to do this,” and leaned on a wall away from the water, according to Officer Clarke.

Officers continued to check on him, and the decision was made to take Rainey out of the shower after around two hours but he was found lying face up in about 8 centimetres of water with no pulse and not breathing.

Another inmate, Harold Hempstead, alleged that he had heard Rainey yelling and kicking at the shower door, saying, ”I’m sorry. I won’t do it anymore” and “I can’t take it no more” while the guards laughed.

Several witnesses said Rainey’s skin appeared to be peeled back or reddish in some spots and looked like a “boiled lobster”.

However, an autopsy found this “slippage” was most likely caused by friction or pressure on his moist and warm skin that was applied in an effort to revive him.

Prosecutors have now concluded Hempstead was an unreliable witness and concluded Rainey had died partly because of undiagnosed heart disease and suffered no scalding injuries.

Dr Emma Lew, Miami-Dade’s medical examiner, said Rainey did not suffer any burns of any kind and there was no evidence of trauma.

She said his death was down to a combination of his schizophrenia, heart disease and confinement in the small shower space.

Dr Lew said that schizophrenic people can have nervous system reactions that trigger a heart attack if they have an underlying condition.

Prosecutors said that the guards did not commit murder or manslaughter, writing in a memo: ”Placing
an inmate who has defecated upon himself in a shower to decontaminate himself is not conduct that is criminally reckless.

“There was no evidence of any intent to harm Rainey.”

The conclusion ends a nearly five-year probe into the death Rainey, who was serving a two-year sentence on a cocaine charge.

Milton Grimes, the layer for Rainey’s family, said in a statement that the family is “disappointed and heartbroken” that no charges will be brought.

He added: ”This is not justice for Darren, for his family, nor for the mentally ill who have been subject to similar abuse and mistreatment,” Mr Grimes said.

The prosecutors determined that corrections officers did not commit murder or manslaughter in Rainey’s death and that taking him to the shower was appropriate under the circumstances.
 
EDITORS NOTE: The old "undiagnosed heart disease" reason again! Why is it that people always have undiagnosed heart disease when they're in police custody?

The guards laughed while the man dies on the floor. What's worse is the fact that they probably haven' lost any sleep over the matter. Some of the comments posted thus far are inhuman.

A steam room for over 2 hours will kill anyone, it doesn't have to be that hot. You aren't even supposed to stay in one but 10 minutes because of safety reasons. I would say that falls under the category of cruel and unusual punishment. It is sick.

This man was in prison for possession of cocaine. He wasn't a murderer, a child molester, rapist. He was one of many unfortunate people diagnosed with a mental illness, then taken advantage of by those in a superior position. There is no doubt he needed a shower. However, a line is crossed when a group of prison guards keeps a mentally ill man, unable to defend himself, locked inside a shower for 2+ hours.

Why was someone with psychological issues such as this in a prison rather than a mental hospital in the first place?

I have a family member that use to be a correctional officer. He is now a parole agent. As a kid, I thought he was cool and tough. As an adult, I see how much of a criminal and abuser he is in his line of work. He barters with felons. He threatens them with additional jail/prison time, if they don't meet his terms. He also knows how to milk the system. Every time I see him he has a new phony "injury" and is bragging about another insurance scam. NO charges for murdering an inmate? Where do they think they are, California?
 

 

Monday, March 20, 2017

Audit the Federal Reserve now!!!

Audit the Federal Reserve now!!! 0% interest rates are the quickest way to destroy an economy
By Christopher R Rice


“It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the Government from falling into error.” in American Communication Association v. Douds, 339 U.S.  382, 442

Politically, America suffers from a thoroughgoing default of the government on its responsibility to maintain a sound and honest monetary and banking order. Zero interest rates reward excessive unnecessary borrowing and immorally penalize saving.


It was Goldman Sachs who helped precipitate the meltdown, planned the bailout (for themselves and their peers). And, at the same time Goldman Sachs was selling mortgage-backed securities to its clients, they were buying credit default swaps -- actively betting against the exotic sub-prime securities they were selling their clients! This is why the establishment media is HATED so much. They're all fluff until their threatened.

The Federal Reserve is criminal. Printing over $5 Trillion in phony money and laundering it in the Stock Market is more than a crime. Might be nice to conduct an audit of the U.S. and see what has happened in the last few decades.

End the Federal Reserve. We should not pay interest on Our money. America is currently 19.7 TRILLION dollars in debt, do you know where that money is "owed" 2.2 trillion to China, 9.8 billion to Japan, 800 million to the United Kingdom. And the rest, you've guessed it "the federal reserve." 

The Federal Reserve Bank is not a branch of the Federal Government -- it's a privately owned, for-profit corporation, which was founded by the so-called "robber baron generation." You can put the word "federal" in any corporate name, like Federal Express. On the day of the stock market crash in 1929, one of the founders, Paul Warburg, took the visiting Winston Churchill to the gallery of the Exchange in NYC and showed him the pandemonium on the trading floor. He said, "I caused this --with a 24 hour margin call. The Federal Reserve Bank now owns America."

The Fed's policies have done nothing more than to make the rich and the banks richer. Solving a borrowing and spending problem (a big one) by encouraging more spending and borrowing is complete stupidity. They have dug the hole deeper and deeper and the price we will have to pay will be higher and higher. The real solution to the problem has always been with congress who, under Obama, have completely failed the American voter by doing absolutely nothing but watch the Fed.

The U.S. was the largest creditor in the world. Now the debt is in the trillions of dollars. Trillions of dollars transferred from the worlds richest and most powerful country. This is a form of destructive economic management at a level of graft and corruption that has NO parallel. There’s nothing comparable to that in history.

It’s not the result of mysterious global forces, or technology, or China, or structural problems concerning the skills and education of our workforce.  Rather, it is the direct result of policy choices made by Democrats and Republicans alike.

The bailouts resurrected high finance and the inequality it inevitably spawns. Instead of putting our foot back on the neck of finance, we’re talking about slashing social programs. Rather than dramatically increasing taxes on the super-rich through a wealth tax, we’re debating how to slash Social Security and Medicare benefits.

The U.S. policy (includes tax policy, financial deregulation, trade policy, anti-labor policy, and much more.) for the past 30 years has been aggressively dedicated to shifting income share away from the poor and middle class and into the pockets of the already rich.


From bondage to spiritual faith; From spiritual faith to great courage; From courage to liberty; From liberty to abundance; From abundance to complacency; From complacency to apathy; From apathy to dependence; From dependence back into bondage. One thing is certain, no matter what there's no shortage for Wall Street Bonuses!

As Citizens for Tax Justice and USPIRG reported, 280 large and profitable corporations contributed $216 million to Congressional campaigns over four election cycles and got nearly a quarter of a trillion dollars in tax breaks.

That’s a terrific investment for them – a return of more than a thousand to one – but it’s a bad deal for the American people.


The official, or “statutory,” corporate tax rate is 35 percent. But the actual rate paid by American corporations is only 12 percent, less than that paid by many middle-class Americans.

The 10 most profitable U.S. companies paid an average federal tax rate of just 9 percent last year. The group includes heavyweights Exxon Mobil, Apple, Microsoft, JPMorgan Chase and General Electric. We've allowed our country to be taken from us, for the benefit of the few and the total decimation of the vast many.

The 1% own most of the wealth and each year they own more. And many Americans view the poor as being poor because they didn't work hard enough or weren't smart enough to not be poor. Our tax system gives the rich an unfair advantage in not paying their fair share of taxes and corporations often pay NO TAX.

Soon the rich will literally own everything.
They already own our politicians and our political system. The rich have forced us into debt while shipping our jobs overseas. Now we have an emerging police state and a federal government that is completely out-of-control.

It doesn't matter if you're a conservative or a progressive or anything else. Unless we put aside our differences and start fighting back, the American dream will be dead. 


Stay Informed:

The Super Rich Economic Terrorist
http://www.copsrcorrupt.com/the-super-rich--economic-terrorism--.html

Class War
http://www.copsrcorrupt.com/class-war.html

Revolution by the Numbers
http://www.copsrcorrupt.com/revolution-by-the-numbers.html

Sunday, March 19, 2017

All eyes on FBI chief

All eyes on FBI chief
By Michael Mathes, AFP


FBI director James Comey will be in the hot seat Monday facing lawmakers who accuse him of stonewalling Congress, as they demand answers about Donald Trump's potential Russia ties and the president's extraordinary accusation of wiretapping by his predecessor.

...now, ...do you understand, ..why we say, ...Trump, is not our President? Donald might be vulture CEO, ...a draft-dodger, ...sexual predator, & pathological liar, ..but he is certainly not qualified, to be President of this incredible, already great, nation.

Comey will testify before the House Intelligence Committee at an open hearing aimed at investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 election campaign.

National Security Agency director Mike Rogers is also scheduled to testify.
 
The US intelligence community has publicly blamed Moscow for hacks of the Democratic National Committee last year, and suggested the cyber attacks were aimed at steering the election to a Trump victory.

Monday's hearing promises to be a very public showdown between the FBI and lawmakers, with the national security world certain to watch whether Comey drops a political bombshell on Washington.

Members of Congress have expressed mounting frustration over the lack of cooperation from the FBI about Russia and Trump's incendiary wiretap claim, which Barack Obama and an array of other officials have flatly denied.

Isn't it amazing how Not My President Donald Trump is still on Obama`s case. Obama is no longer our president, we have bigger problems to worry about, namely TRUMP. We need answers to some very important questions now, before it`s too late and America is destroyed!

The FBI director trooped up to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to brief Grassley and the judiciary panel's top Democrat, Senator Dianne Feinstein, behind closed doors.

The information discussed was "highly classified," Feinstein told reporters afterward.

"It's really not anything that we can answer any questions about."

Basically, people who are known liars when it fits their agenda will be testifying before Congress, which is made up of some of the most notorious liars in the world.



The issue mushroomed last month when Trump's national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned after it was revealed he misled top officials over his contacts with Russia.

Around the same time, The New York Times reported that US intelligence agents had intercepted calls showing that members of Trump's campaign had repeated contacts with top Russian intelligence officials begging them for any dirt on his opponent Hillary Clinton, in the year preceding the November 8 election.

Adding to the intrigue, Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from any Russia-related inquiries after it was learned that he had met twice with the Russian ambassador in the months before Trump took office.

In a BBC interview published Saturday, National Security Agency deputy Rick Ledgett called the suggestion -- which a White House spokesman conveyed to reporters -- that British intelligence might have helped spy on Trump "just crazy." British officials have vigorously denounced the allegation.

Still, Trump doubled down on his assertion Friday.

Speaking at a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, he answered a question about the wiretap allegation by referring to the National Security Agency's reported tapping of Merkel's phone years ago.
 
"As far as wiretapping, I guess, by this past administration, at least we have something in common perhaps," Trump said.

Chuck Berry Was Arrested for Marijuana

Chuck Berry Was Arrested for Marijuana



On July 19, 1990, Chuck Berry, who passed away on Mar. 18 at 90, was busted for possession of approximately one ounce of marijuana in Missouri. He pled guilty to a reduced misdemeanor charge.

Police raided Berry's home in St. Charles after several women sued him for allegedly videotaping women in the bathroom at his restaurant, The Southern Air, in Wentzville. Berry claimed the camera was intended to catch an employee who he believed was stealing money from the restaurant. During a search of his home, they found the video tapes in question (one allegedly featured a minor) and 35 grams of pot, which resulted in a child-abuse charge that was ultimately dropped when Berry agreed to plead guilty to the marijuana charge (reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor) on Nov. 21, 1990. He was sentenced to a suspended six-month jail term, two years' probation and a $5,000 fine.
 
Berry contended that the marijuana discovered in the house was not his. At the time, Berry said he "has not [used] and does not use or possess marijuana or cocaine." Police were led to believe that the rock legend had a large stash of coke in the house. No illegal white powder was located during the search.

Marijuana to be legal in NFL? Pot could end up saving football

Marijuana to be legal in NFL? Pot could end up saving football
By Matt Burke Metro


America’s longtime drug of choice could very well end up saving America’s longtime sport of choice.

The sport of football must find a solution (or solutions) to its concussion problem, or else it risks becoming what boxing and horse racing are today – largely irrelevant despite a decades-long boom period in the United States.

More and more reports are coming out that marijuana can – in a healthy way - help alleviate the pain that so many current and former football players experience. Not only can it help take away the pain from the daily nicks, bruises and bumps that players get from an opposing player’s helmet off the shin or a facemask in the forearm, it is also becoming more and more clear that it can help treat CTE – a progressive degenerative disease in the brain caused by trauma.

Cannabidiol, one of over 100 chemical compounds founds in cannabis, is said to help stabilize the brain after injury.

“There may only be a few brain cells that are injured to the point of no return (during trauma),” Michael Hoffer, professor of otolaryngology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, told The Atlantic in December. “There are a lot of brain cells at risk right around those cells. If we can stabilize those we can prevent the dominos from falling.”

Pills vs. pot

Former Arizona Cardinals and Denver Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer has been at the forefront of a campaign (When the Bright Lights Fade) that is helping raise funds for a series of studies exploring how the use of cannabidiol can help treat and prevent the onset of symptoms associated with CTE.

“I’d say 80-90 percent of NFL players are on some kind of drug to get them through the pain and the stress and the anxiety of playing a full football season,” Plummer told Metro. “And when these players are done playing I’d say 80-90 percent of them continue on high priced meds for most of the rest of their lives. Whether it’s cannabis or percocets or whatever – there’s a lot of drugs in the league.”

Plummer is convinced that marijuana is infinitely more safe than the other pain relievers that players put into their bodies.

“It’s the healthiest option … that’s what we’d like people to understand. I know numerous guys who have smoked their whole career, and even some that fall into that 10-20 percent of guys that don’t take any drugs – except for cannabis,” Plummer told Metro. “I think there’s more and more proof coming out that it’s a definite benefit. It’s obviously helping these players get through the season. When you put your body through that much pain and endure so many bumps and bruises you should be allowed to use a healthy, safe, non-addictive, non-toxic form of medicine if you so choose.”

Stoner stigma

Marijuana remains one of the eight drugs banned by the NFL and has led to fines and suspensions for many of its players. Plummer claims that the NFL knows that marijuana is a healthier alternative to many prescription pain drugs, but that the league doesn’t want to take a PR hit for easing up on weed.

“We’re fighting a stigma [about marijuana] that started back in the 1930s,” Plummer told Metro.

“The NFL wants their players to be role models. They want their players to be what kids strive to be. So when you come out and say these players are using cannabis, they’re afraid that that’ll send the wrong message to these young kids that, ‘cannabis is good, you should use it. You should use it no matter what.’ But that’s not what we’re doing. We’re talking about grown adults that should have a choice in medicine, being allowed the freedom to choose it without punishment.

“There’s a hang up with the NFL with their image, I believe, and they’re worried that they’ll be sending the wrong message to the youth that they’re continuously trying to keep interested in the game of football.”
 

Scientists plan to march on Washington

Scientists plan to march on Washington



 

The Trump Presidency: RIP

The Trump Presidency: RIP
Paul Craig Roberts


Has Donald Trump overestimated his presidential power? The answer is yes.

Is Steve Bannon, Trump’s main advisor, politically inexperienced? The answer is yes.

We can conclude from the answers to these two questions that Trump is in over his head and will pay a big price.

How large will the price be?

The New York Times reports that US “intelligence agencies…sought to learn whether the Trump campaign was colluding with the Russians on the hacking or other efforts to influence the election.”
Former National Security Agency (NSA) spy John Schindler tweeted on Twitter that a senior intelligence community colleague sent him an email stating that the deep state had declared nuclear war on Trump and that “He will die in jail.” https://sputniknews.com/us/201702151050723578-intelligence-community-war-trump/

It is possible that this will be the case.

At the end of World War II, the military/security complex decided that the flow of profits and power from war and threats of war were too great to be relinquished to an era of peace. This complex manipulated a weak and inexperienced President Truman into a gratuitous Cold War with the Soviet Union. The lie was created, and accepted by the gullible American people, that International Communism intended world conquest. This lie was transparant, because Stalin had purged and murdered Leon Trotsky and all communists who believed in world revolution. “Socialism in one country,” declared Stalin.

Academic experts, knowing where their bread was buttered, went along with and contributed to the deceit. By 1961 the overarching power of the military/security complex was apparent to President Eisenhower, a five star general in charge of the US invasion of German occupied Western Europe during the Second World War. The private power that the military/security complex (Eisenhower called it the military-industrial complex) exercised disturbed Ike so much that in his last address to the American people he said we must guard against its subversion of democracy:

“Until the latest of our world conflicts, the United States had no armaments industry. American makers of plowshares could, with time and as required, make swords as well. But now we can no longer risk emergency improvisation of national defense; we have been compelled to create a permanent armaments industry of vast proportions. Added to this, three and a half million men and women are directly engaged in the defense establishment. We annually spend on military security more than the net income of all United States corporations.

“This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence — economic, political, even spiritual — is felt in every city, every State house, every office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society.

“In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.

“We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.”

Eisenhower’s warning was to the point. However, it relied on “an alert and knowledgeable citizenry,” which the US does not have. The American population is largely insoucient, and is heading, across the ideological spectrum from left to right, to self-destruction.

The print and TV media, which serve as propagandists for the ruling military/security complex and Wall Street elites, make certain that Americans have nothing but bogus orchestrated information. Every household and person who turns on TV or reads a newspaper is programed to live in a false orchestrated reality that serves the tiny few who comprise the ruling Establishment.

Trump challenged this Establishment without realizing that it is more powerful than a mere President of the United States.

This is what has happened: During Obama’s second term, Russia and its president were demonized by the military/security complex and the neoconservatives using the presstitute media. The demonization has facilitated the ability of the controlled presstitute media, such as the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC, and the rest, to associate contact with Russia and articles questioning the orchestrated tensions between the US and Russia with suspicious activity, possibly even treason. Trump and his advisors were too inexperienced to realize that the consequence of Flynn’s dismissal was to validate this orchestrated association of the Trump presidency with Russian intelligence.

Now we have the media whores and the political whores asking the question used to blacken President Nixon and to force his resignation: “What did the President know and when did he know it?” Did Trump know that Gen. Flynn spoke to the Russian ambassador weeks before Trump said he did? Did Flynn do the unspeakable—speak to a Russian—because Trump told him to do so?

The purveyors of fake news—the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC, and the rest of the despicable liars are using irresponsible innuendo to entangle President Trump in a web of treason.

Here is the New York Times headline: “Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence.” What we are witnessing is a campaign by the deep state using their media whores to set up Trump for impeachment.

Those at work overturning the 2016 presidential election are so confident of their success that they publicly declare their preference for coup over democracy. The zionist neoconservative warmonger Bill Kristol has expressed his preference for a deep state coup over democratically elected President Trump. http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/02/15/bill-kristol-backs-deep-state-president-trump-republican-government/

The liberal/progressive/left has aligned with the One Percent against the “racist, misogynist, homophobic” working class—the “Trump deplorables”—who elected Trump. Even the uninformed muscian, Moby, felt compelled to post ignorant nonsense on Facebook:
“1-the russian dossier on trump is real. 100% real. he’s being blackmailed by the russian government, not just for being peed on by russian hookers, but for much more nefarious things.
2-the trump administration is in collusion with the russian government, and has been since day one.”
https://www.facebook.com/mobymusic/photos/a.126687636107.103603.6028461107/10155085110276108/?type=3&theater

Now that Trump has been tainted with “associations with Russian intelligence,” the idiot Republicans, according to Bloomberg, have “joined calls by Democrats for a deeper look at contacts between President Donald Trump’s team and Russian intelligence agents Wednesday [Feb. 15], indicating a growing sense of political peril within the party as new reports surfaced of extensive contacts between the two.” https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-02-14/flynn-s-ouster-sparks-new-gop-calls-for-wider-russia-probe?cmpid=BBD021517_BIZ

Of course, there is no evidence of such contacts, but facts are not part of the campaign to depose Trump.

Trump’s sacking of Flynn is being used as vindication by his opponents of their false charges that the President of the United States is compromised by Russian intelligence. Realizing the mistake, the White House has tried to counter its blunder by saying that Flynn was dismissed because Trump lost confidence in him, not because he did anything illegal or had connections to Russian intelligence. But none of Trump’s opponents are listening. And the CIA keeps feeding fake news to the presstitutes.
From the very beginning I warned that Trump lacked the experience and the knowledge to pick a government that would stand by him and serve his agenda. Trump has now fired the one person on whom he could have counted. The most obvious conclusion is that Trump is dead meat.

The effort of the American people to bring government back under their control via Trump has been defeated by the deep state.

Chris Hedges argument that revolution is the only way that Americans can reclaim their country continues to gain credibility.

The words that doomed Trump when he declared war before he had his army assembled:
“There is nothing the political establishment will not do, and no lie they will not tell, to hold on to their prestige and power at your expense. The Washington establishment, and the financial and media corporations that fund it, exists for only one reason: to protect and enrich itself. This is a crossroads in the history of our civilization that will determine whether or not We The People reclaim control over our government. The political establishment that is trying everything to stop us, is the same group responsible for our disastrous trade deals, massive illegal immigration, and economic and foreign policies that have bled this country dry.

“The political establishment has brought about the destruction of our factories and our jobs, as they flee to Mexico, China and other countries throughout the world. It’s a global power structure that is responsible for the economic decisions that have robbed our working class, stripped our country of its wealth, and put that money into the pockets of a handful of large corporations and political entities.”