Who decided not to prosecute #FailureToKeepFromHarm, @POTUS?

I am not the only one holding back on publishing specific details of the ongoing retaliation against inmates that’s happening on a continual basis from sea to shining sea, knowing that mentioning names right now is an open invitation to corrections officers to escalate their lawlessness.

The FBI and Department of Justice are both acutely aware of some of what I know about Florida Department of Corrections retaliation … they receive the same detailed correspondence that I do from one particular inmate. They know that Governor Rick Scott isn’t taking any legitimate action to protect inmates, despite record deaths last year.

The FBI and DoJ are mandated to address – not ignore – well-substantiated instances of Failure to Keep From Harm … a federal Color Of Law crime. They’ve got enough on Governor Rick Scott to put him away for life in regards to Florida’s dead inmates, so they’re instead going after Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe for alleged financial crimes. It’s their choice – their couldn’t possibly be more callous choice – to ignore governors who have blood on their hands to go after governors who may have ink on their hands, i.e.; Don Siegelman.

Barack Obama is Loretta Lynch’s boss, and Lynch is James Comey’s boss, so – logically – it is either Obama or Lynch who decided that governors allowing officers to continue to abuse, injure and even kill inmates is okay.

We all need food, water, sleep and temperatures that are survivable, neither too hot nor too cold. We all need medical attention that is timely and appropriate. We all need to be protected from those who are violent, including public servants who are violent. Inmates in American juvenile facilities, holding cells, jails, prisons and penitentiaries aren’t getting what they need – not even adequate nourishment or hydration nor uninterrupted sleep – despite the freaking fortune that taxpayers shell out to have inmates’ needs met. It’s been getting worse by the year; heightening my concerns about the incarcerated innocents that I advocate for, most all of whom endured theft, destruction of property, unchecked violence from other inmates and baseless Discipline Reports that resulted in solitary confinement and/or denial of parole. Some have endured violence from officers.

I can’t speak or write freely about an incarcerated innocent being abused without it causing that innocent additional harm … unless the mainstream media just happens to be writing about the same person: I can once again write about incarcerated innocent Davontae Sanford being hogtied by corrections officers while a teenager, because the mainstream media is currently writing about Davontae’s likely release, at age 23.

Our ancestors didn’t risk their lives for a lawless legal system. Stand up. Push back.








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Seventy Prominent Scholars and Activists Urge Obama to meet Hibakusha, Take Further Steps on Nuclear Disarmament


May 23, 2016

President Barack Obama

The White House

Washington, DC

Dear Mr. President,

We were happy to learn of your plans to be the first sitting president of the United States to visit Hiroshima this week, after the G-7 economic summit in Japan. Many of us have been to Hiroshima and Nagasaki and found it a profound, life-changing experience, as did Secretary of State John Kerry on his recent visit.

In particular, meeting and hearing the personal stories of A-bomb survivors, Hibakusha, has made a unique impact on our work for global peace and disarmament. Learning of the suffering of the Hibakusha, but also their wisdom, their awe-inspiring sense of humanity, and steadfast advocacy of nuclear abolition so the horror they experienced can never happen again to other human beings, is a precious gift that cannot help but strengthen anyone’s resolve to dispose of the nuclear…

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Warning: California poll workers are being given *official* training to give provisional ballots to NPP voters


Published on May 19, 2016

Original video Published on May 18, 2016 by: Ashley Beck: https://youtu.be/PW0bfSsdRbY

Ashley Beck: “Today I did my poll worker training in Orange County, Ca. They informed me that ALL NPP VOTERS ARE TO BE GIVEN PROVISIONAL BALLOTS. This is FALSE! NPP voters are allowed to ask for a crossover democratic ballot! DO NOT LET THEM GIVE YOU A PROVISIONAL because this is what we are being taught!”

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John Oliver: Chickens (one HBO video, two petitions)

Published on May 17, 2015

John Oliver explains how chicken farming can be unfair, punishing, and inhumane. And not just for the chickens!

In the year since John Oliver’s “Chickens” video was published on YouTube, over six million people have watched it, and not just to see a couple of great seconds of Sean Connery footage … we care about animal welfare, and we care about each other. There are a couple new ways to prove this; I hope you’ll do both.

You can sign the Farm Aid petition to Protect the Rights of Poultry Growers at this link:


And you can sign the Care2 petition below to protect the rights of poultry workers.


Thank you.

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Burning Issues: Kate Gould on How the Iran Nuclear Deal Is Working | Campaign for America’s Future

Aware & Fair

“Kate Gould of the Friends Committee on National Legislation explains in this Burning Issues video why supporters of peace and diplomacy need to reassert what the deal the Obama administration struck with Iran has accomplished.” ~ Campaign for America’s Future

Gould adds that it is important “to keep up the momentum. [To] keep making sure that Members of Congress are hearing from their grassroots that we want to support diplomacy and oppose another war.”


If you’d like to continue urging your elected representatives to support the Iran Nuclear Deal and to oppose war, use the handy petition links below:

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Oxymoron alert: @nytimes warns of violence from death penalty opponents

Pfizer Blocks the Use of Its Drugs in Executions

A majority of the 32 states with the death penalty have imposed secrecy around their drug sources, saying that suppliers would face severe reprisals or even violence from death penalty opponents. In a court hearing this week, a Texas official argued that disclosing the identity of its pentobarbital source “creates a substantial threat of physical harm.” [emphasis added]

via http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/14/us/pfizer-execution-drugs-lethal-injection.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share&_r=4

Want to waste an hour or two with your favorite search engines? Try to find a death penalty protest that turned violent … on the protestors’ part.

The New York Times claims that 32 states are in agreement on a looming threat of violence from death penalty opponents, while naming only “a Texas official” as a source.

32 states. One anonymous official. Oh. Freaking. Please.

After 35 years of nonviolence, Sister Helen won’t take to wielding a weapon, and it isn’t remotely likely that other death penalty opponents will suddenly become violent, either, even if Pfizer went so far as to give an endless supply of execution drugs to every last goober governor that likes to play God.

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TC Palm: FPL Killing Sea Turtles

Update 5/12/16: Please sign and share the new Care2 petition to “Save endangered sea turtles from lethal pipelines in Florida” from the link below. Thank you.


The Florida Squeeze

By U.S. Geological Survey from Reston, VA, USA (Tracking Sea Turtles) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0) or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons By U.S. Geological Survey from Reston, VA, USA (Tracking Sea Turtles) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0) or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons It’s difficult to do worse in terms of public relations and environmental stewardship than FPL has the last few months.  Less than two months ago, The Miami Herald revealed that FPL’s operation of Turkey Point was polluting the Biscayne Aquifer.  Now TC Palm reveals that FPL is killing endangered sea turtles. The full report can be found here. 

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