Gannett’s Florida Today election engineering continues …

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[Susan] Stacy has “professionalism, character and calm demeanor that put her over the top,” states State Attorney Phil Archer. “She is well-known for her integrity and fairness.” Both opponents have worked for the State Attorney’s Office, yet he and Sheriff Wayne Ivey endorse Stacy for judge. That speaks volumes. [emphasis added]

via Circuit Court Judge Group 19.

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Yes, it indeed speaks volumes that both of these men endorse Susan Stacy, but not the volumes that Florida Today want their readers to assume.

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey formerly worked for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in Brevard. He is a corruption perpetuator.

Brevard/Seminole State Attorney Phil Archer is cut from the same cloth … both men are in favor of keeping wrongful convictions intact, which means that neither is concerned with public safety.

Both men ran for office as Republicans, which suggests that Susan Stacy is a Republican, too, and confirms that none of the three respect the tenor of Florida judicial elections, which are supposed to be non-partisan.

It also suggests – of course – that Stacy may be open to helping keep wrongful convictions intact.

So which politicians endorsed Stacy’s opponent, Mitch Krause?

None of them. And he explained why, just as I did.

Krause’s website also cited the concrete differences between the the two of them (Florida Today‘s neglected role) and revealed that Stacy had refused to debate him.

Florida Today devoted more column inches to a lesser qualified candidate, publicized inappropriate political affiliations, and neglected to reveal that the lesser qualified candidate – Stacy – refused to square off against the more qualified opponent – Krause.

It’s in Gannett’s Florida TodayArizona Republic, Detroit Free Press, etc., best interests for wrongful convictions to remain intact … they’ve endorsed frame-up and cover-up specialists. If the extent of the biased and sometimes outright evil reporting was revealed, the SEC and FCC might be compelled – by public opinion – to finally start breaking up media mega-mergers. We would then have a reasonable expectation that what is presented to us as news actually is news … not self-serving views.

 

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So much for “no pain, no gain.” #ExcessiveForce

Alabama man gets $1,000 in police settlement, his lawyers get $459,000 | Reuters

Reuters – An Alabama man who sued over being hit and kicked by police after leading them on a high-speed chase will get $1,000 in a settlement with the city of Birmingham, while his attorneys will take in $459,000, officials said Wednesday …

Warrens attorneys, Wendy Brooks Crew, Alyson Hood Rains and Cameron Hogan, did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment.

via Alabama man gets $1,000 in police settlement, his lawyers get $459,000 | Reuters.

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Birmingham, Alabama taxpayers just got tapped for $460,000 for excessive force that they didn’t personally commit. This article doesn’t afford them so much as the courtesy of being apprised whether anything has been done to prevent a reoccurrence of their pockets being picked.

Preventing a reoccurrence is pretty important, given that if any of the taxpayers get abused by an officer, all they can expect to receive is chump change and the humiliation of having their attorney(s) laugh all the way to the bank.

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Kentucky prosecutors, media take inmate abuse lightly

 

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Prison Guard Admits to Sexually Assaulting Dozens of Inmates, Selling Drugs in Prison. No Jail Time | The Free Thought Project

This week, James Johnson, a former Kentucky correctional officer, avoided jail time after he admitted to sexually assaulting dozens of inmates and supplying the prison with drugs …

On Monday, the 54-year-old was sentenced to seven years of probation, as a part of a plea deal for charges of sexual abuse, trafficking in a controlled substance and official misconduct.

via Prison Guard Admits to Sexually Assaulting Dozens of Inmates, Selling Drugs in Prison. No Jail Time | The Free Thought Project.

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The victimizer has been given a public voice, but not his victims, although there certainly were enough of them to approach for comments.

Here are some additional accountings (there aren’t many available):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KHwgGLcXluI

Please share this post in protest of their being so little media coverage, and of the public hearing only the perpetrator’s side of the story. Thank you.

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“Bradley wasn’t Noam Chomsky.” No kidding.

Ben Bradlee, Washington Post editor during Watergate, dies aged 93 | Media | The Guardian

“Bradlee wasn’t Noam Chomsky,” he added. “He was not an outsider or a leftist. He was a cold war Democrat who probably voted for some Republicans. It helped that he had the good fortune that in a room full of schlubs he looked like a grandee.”

via Ben Bradlee, Washington Post editor during Watergate, dies aged 93 | Media | The Guardian.

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Noam Chomsky is a truth teller, so – on that basis – I agree … Bradley wasn’t Noam Chomsky.

Resting on his Watergate laurels, Bradley hung his countrymen out to dry by putting the interests of the Graham family – who owned the Washington Post until last year – ahead of any tenet of sound journalism.

It’s exactly why you read about the FBI’s 160 “lost or stolen” laptops on obscure little blogs like mine, instead of on the front page of every newspaper.

Florida U.S. Senator Bob Graham – of the WaPo Graham family – served on the Senate Intelligence Committee for ten years. Served as in self-served, not served as in serve your country.

You’ll read about former Senator Graham’s selfish reasons for helping to conceal FBI forensics foul-ups here on this blog, not in a major newspaper, although the foul-ups darkly cloud tens of thousands of standing criminal convictions.

So Ben Bradlee “looked like a grandee.”

So what.

A lot of flunkies do.

Don’t rest in peace, Ben Bradlee. You helped cover up far more abuses of power than you ever helped expose. Don some Jacob Marley chains and go haunt yourself.

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Latest Marissa Alexander Hearing Focuses on Victim’s History of Domestic Abuse

Susan Chandler:

Floridians can’t afford State Attorney Angela Corey’s publicity-seeking persecutions in-leiu-of-prosecutions anymore than we can afford the cronyism she participated in that kept George Zimmerman free. Please see my 4/8/12 related blog post, “Trayvon and Cristian … bless the beasts, not the children.”

Originally posted on Dare to Think:

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Rico Gray, the alleged victim in the Marissa Alexander case, did not take the stand in a pretrial hearing, but his history of volatile relationships was the center of the lengthy hearing.  Marissa Alexander (above center) is accused of trying to kill Gray in 2010.  Alexander claims that she shot a warning shot in self-defense.  She was previously convicted and controversially sentenced to a mandatory sentence of 20 years in prison despite the fact that no one was injured.  An appeals court overturned her conviction due to improper jury instructions.  The retrial is set for December 1st.  The case has gained national attention in part because of stand your ground, mandatory minimums, and Alexander’s claims of self-defense in a domestic abuse situation.  She now faces 60 years in prison despite the fact that no one was injured.

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Review: Private Violence

Originally posted on Anne Caroline Drake:

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It is our job as advocates to meet the needs of
the women who walk through our doors.
– Kit Gruelle, domestic violence advocate

What an amazing concept!  I will confess that I cried when I witnessed a woman being tightly embraced after she had been protected from further abuse by dedicated domestic violence advocates in Private Violence.  We’ve all been terrified, but too few of us have ever been embraced or protected.

Too many of us have instead heard a laundry list of excuses from people who are being paid to protect us but who would prefer to rub shoulders with and raise money from the Junior League set.  Last week someone dubbed them “Junior Leaguers,” and I wondered if these advocates-in-name-only ever realize many of these wealthy women don’t write hefty checks because they too didn’t get the help they desperately needed.

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Getting Away With Murder: official release announced

Getting Away With Murder - Final

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

October 21, 2014 | Miami, Florida

GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER

A psychotherapist reveals horrific abuse in a
Florida state prison psychiatric ward

A True Story

Meet whistleblower and activist George Mallinckrodt as he discusses GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL, November 2 at 6pm.

George Mallinckrodt spent nearly three years counseling inmates with severe mental health issues. Increasingly, guards began to single out the weak and mentally ill to abuse them for their own amusement. George refused to stay silent about guards who beat a vulnerable, cuffed inmate. Within two months, he was fired.

Ten months later, George answered a jarring telephone call from a former colleague detailing a sadistic murder in the same state prison psychiatric ward. Guards locked a mentally ill inmate named Darren Rainey into a scalding hot shower. Hours later, begging to be let out, he died in a room the size of a phone booth. Inmates in cells nearby were helpless to do anything but listen to his cries.

George Mallinckrodt began writing GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER in frustration over the many dead-ends he encountered while trying to bring Rainey’s killers to justice. The narrative follows George’s progression from an idealistic psychotherapist to a prison hardened case manager in the Transitional Care Unit where Darren Rainey would be housed.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

In mid-May 2014, the Miami Herald’s Julie Brown published a prisoner’s detailed account of Darren Rainey’s murder. Mallinckrodt immediately came forward publicly to share what he had heard. Since then, George has been a guest on numerous television and radio shows. He speaks frequently to legislators, community advocacy groups, and civil rights attorneys regarding the mentally ill and prison reform.

For more information regarding this topic or to schedule an interview, refer to the following:

George Mallinckrodt

georgemallinckrodt@gmail.com

http://www.georgemallinckrodt.com/

http://www.georgemallinckrodt.com/blog.htm

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