@FLGovScott @FL_Corrections: Bring #Ghosted whistleblower/inmate Harold Hempstead back to FL

From: Windy Hempstead
Date: March 17, 2017 10:21:17 PM EDT
To: Howard Simon <hsimon@aclufl.org>, Steven Wetstein <swetstein2@aol.com>, Randy Berg <rberg@floridajusticeinstitute.org>, James Cook <cookjv@gmail.com>, Amy McClellan <amyjmcclellan@gmail.com>, [Susan Chandler], Julie Jones <jones.julie@mail.dc.state.fl.us>, [Jeremy Schanche], “hard.shannon@flsenate.gov” <hard.shannon@flsenate.gov>, “gregevers@me.com” <gregevers@me.com>
Subject: urgent

My name is Windy Hempstead I am the sister of inmate Harold Hempstead DC#268866.I was notified today that my brother was transferred out of Florida this morning, without warning. No1 will tell me where my brother is only that he will call me when he arrives at whatever prison in whatever State Florida’s Dept.of Corrections sent him to I have not yet heard from my brother and it after 10 p.m.My entire family as well as many friends are very worried about him.I was told they moved my brother fir his safety does this mean D.O.C admits Florida’s prisons are unsafe or are they just trying to quiet my brother down is worse happening to him.Are the guards transporting him hurting him.I’m besides myself,our mom is 72 mentally and physically Ill if only anyone can imagine her fears as we speak and she paces the floors.Please I would appreciate knowing and having confirmationthat my brother is safe and where he is.Thankyou Windy Hempstead 727-386-3857



 

Inmate transport is referred to by different nicknames in different places … Rough Ride, Cowboy Ride, Nickle Ride, etc. Even short runs to local jails can be harmful or deadly, but when interstate travel is involved to achieve the Ghosting of state inmates or the relocation of federal inmates, things often begin at crazy and go downhill from there.

It wasn’t a coincidence that Harold Hempstead was Ghosted out of Florida the very day that the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office announced it would not be filing charges against the corrections officers that Harold maintains were responsible for mentally ill inmate Darren Rainey’s death at Dade Correctional Institution, along with the torture of others, including Daniel Geiger. The report supporting the conclusion not to prosecute [http://www.miamisao.com/pdfs/DarrenRaineyincustodydeathcloseoutmemo.pdf] is bogus … Daniel Geiger is dead, not alive as the report maintains, making the fact that his testimony was not recorded all the more suspicious.

The claim that Darren Rainey wasn’t scalded to death in a locked shower can’t be supported by video of him being walked to the shower; it can be supported with autopsy photos.

Where are they?

And where is Harold?

How scared should we be for him?

 

 

 

 

 

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@FL_Corrections: Abandon hope, all ye who enter here. Even children.

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Florida Department of Corrections inmate/whistleblower Harold Hempstead, a/k/a Caged Crusader, Miami Harold

 

A few of us who receive Harold Hempstead’s sworn affidavits about Florida prison conditions have a great deal of difficulty dealing with their content. This particular affidavit has shaken me since I received it in November … our public servants do not protect children; they protect each other.

From: [Jeremy Schanche]
Date: March 14, 2017 9:38:31 PM EDT
To: “richard.swearingen@FDLE.State.FL.US” <richard.swearingen@FDLE.State.FL.US>, “vanita.gupta@USDOJ.gov” <vanita.gupta@USDOJ.gov>, “douglas.kern@USDOJ.gov” <douglas.kern@USDOJ.gov>, Howard Simon <hsimon@aclufl.org>, Steven Wetstein <swetstein2@aol.com>, Randy Berg <rberg@floridajusticeinstitute.org>, Casey Frank <cfrank@miamiherald.com>, Julie Brown <jbrown@miamiherald.com>, [Windy Hempstead], [Susan Chandler], “david.richardson@myfloridahouse.gov” <david.richardson@myfloridahouse.gov>, “pbdockery@gmail.com” <pbdockery@gmail.com>, “newsdesk@independent.co.uk” <newsdesk@independent.co.uk>
Subject: Sexual Abuse in FDC Visitation Parks

Dear Commissioner Swearingen,

I was advised that Harold Hempstead (268866) mailed his sworn affidavit on the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) allowing convicted sexual predators to go to FDC visitation parks where children congregate to you, DCF Secretary and the other parties named in the affidavit.  This sworn affidavit is attached as an exhibit to this email.  Mr Hempstead has advised several of us that FDC is allowing convicted sexual predators to go to FDC visitation parks where children congregate, and that FDC records show visitation parks are unsecured, in that a large quantity of contraband is smuggled into FDC each week through visitation parks and inmates are having sexual relations in visitation parks.  If visitation parks are unsecured to the above degree, then it’s reasonable to say children are also being molested in FDC visitation parks by convicted sexual predators.

Is the protection of children from victimization by sexual predators a serious issue in Florida?

Is the FDLE conducting an investigation into the contents of the attached affidavit?

If not, will you please direct that the FDLE conduct an investigation into the contents of the attached affidavit?

Thank you for your time and assistance with these matters.  I look forward to your response.

With best wishes,
Yours sincerely,
Jeremy Schanche

Mr. Schanche attached a transcribed copy of inmate/whistleblower Harold Hempstead’s sworn affidavit to his email. It is not easy reading.

SWORN AFFIDAVIT

To:  U.S. Department of Justice, Attn:  Vanita Gupta, Assistant U.S. Attorney General, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington D.C., 2053o.

Department of Children and Families, Attn:  Mike Carroll, Secretary, 2383 Phillips Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32301.

Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Attn: Richard Swearingen, Commissioner, P.O.Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302.

Florida Department of Corrections {FDC} staff have been permitting sex offenders and predators to congregate with children at parks on a weekly basis at every close custody institution in Florida where sex offenders and predators are incarcerated.  These sex offenders and predators are committing lewd and lascivious acts and sexual battery on children and adults at the parks FDC is permitting them to visit.  FDC staff are aware of the foregoing and they haven’t done anything to stop the incarcerated sex offenders and predators from doing the foregoing.
Florida Statute :  775.21 is “The Florida Sexual Predators Act”.   Florida Statute : 775.21 (3) (A) and (B) reads:

“(A) Repeat sexual offenders who use physical violence, and sexual offenders who prey on children are sexual predators who present an extreme threat to the public safety.  Sexual offenders are extremely likely to use physical violence and to repeat their offenses, and most sexual offenders commit many offenses, have many more victims than are ever reported, and are prosecuted for only a fraction of their crimes.  This makes the cost of sexual offender victimisation to society at large, while incalculable, clearly exorbitant.”

“(B) The high level of threat that a sexual predator presents to the public safety, and the long term effects suffered by victims of sex offenses, provide the state with sufficient justification to implement a strategy…”

Florida Statute 775.21 (4) list the criteria that sex offenders must meet in order to be deemed a sexual predator.

Florida Statute 775.21 (10) (B) explains how a sexual predator commits a felony, if he visits a business, school, child care facility, park, playground or other place where children regularly congregate even if their job requires them to do such.

The legislature deems protecting adults and children from sex offenders and predators so serious that they passed Florida Statute 775.215 (Residency Restriction For Persons Convicted Of Sex Offenses) making it a crime as high as a first degree felony for sex offenders to even have a residence within  1,000 feet of a school, child care facility, park, or playground.

If a judge issues an order preventing a sex offender or predator from having visitation with children while in FDC, FDC has a rule that says they will honor the foregoing type of court order (FAC 33-601.720).

However, if a court doesn’t issue an order preventing a sex offender or predator from visiting with children, FDC staff won’t comply with the Florida statutes herein and other Florida statutes and limit them from visiting with children in FDC.
Also, FDC staff are allowing sex offenders and predators to receive visits from adults at the visitation parks in FDC on the same days, and at the same time, that inmates who aren’t sex offenders are receiving visits from children.

In other words FDC has been allowing convicted sex offenders and predators to attend the visitation park every Saturday and Sunday where the children of non-sex offenders are.  FDC has even been allowing sex offenders and predators who the court issued orders restricting their visitation with their kids and other kids to attend the visitation park every weekend where kids are visiting with inmates not convicted of sex offenses.  FDC’s reasoning behind the foregoing is that according to the paperwork the children are visiting with non-sex offenders.

Additionally, FDC staff are obviously aware of all the laws (statutes) mentioned herein and that they under any circumstance are not supposed to allow sex offenders or predators to attend visitation parks when children are congregating at them.  To permit the foregoing is to permit sex offenders and predators to violate the Florida statutes mentioned herein.
Also, sex offenders and predators are committing lewd and lascivious acts and sexual batteries on children in the visitation parks FDC staff are permitting them to visit.
Sex offenders and predators are known for looking at children very lustfully in visitation parks.  They are also known for looking up the dresses of ladies and juvenile girls and up the shorts of ladies and children.

Sex offenders and predators are known for showing the shape of their private area with their hands through their pants to ladies and children in visitation parks.
Sex offenders and predators place their children and children they know on other inmates visitation lists so the sex offenders and predators can visit with their children and children (i.e. their children, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, and friends children) in FDC visitation parks.

Sex offenders and predators touch the children of other visitors improperly in FDC visitation parks.  They hug children, tap kids on their buttocks, touch and grab their legs, and touch the private areas of children.

Sex offenders and predators use their fingers to penetrate the rectums and vaginas of juvenile females and the rectums of juvenile boys in FDC visitation parks.

FDC records show the visitation parks are insecure.  Records show cellular phones, narcotics, and tobacco are smuggled into FDC visitation parks on a weekly basis, and that inmates are having sexual relations in them with other adults.  These facts prove the insecure status of FDC visitation parks.

FDC is aware that the violations of the Florida statutes mentioned herein have been going on for a long time.  They have elected to not do anything about the foregoing because of the inconvenience it would cause them and because of how much it’d cost FDC to fix the foregoing problems.

During affiants’ close to 18 years of incarceration he’s witnessed the matters herein, has been told by other inmates who witnessed the foregoing, and has spoken with sex offenders that have done the foregoing.

Florida statute : 20.315 reads in part:  “…The Secretary is responsible for planning, coordinating, and managing the corrections system of the State.  The Secretary shall ensure that the programs and services of the Department are administered in accordance with State and Federal laws, rules, and regulations, with established program standards and consistent with legislative intent.”  The Secretary has failed to comply with this statute as it concerns the violations mentioned herein.

Florida statute : 944.31 reads in part:  “… The office of the Inspector General shall see that all the rules and regulations issued by the Department are strictly observed and followed by all persons connected with the correctional systems of the State…”  and “… The Inspector General and Inspectors shall be responsible for criminal and administrate investigation of matters relating to the Department of Corrections…”  The FDC Inspector General’s Office has failed to comply with this statute as it concerns the violations mentioned herein.

Florida Statute : 944.14 reads:  “Subject to the orders, policies, and regulations establish by the Department, it shall be the duties of the Wardens to supervise the government, discipline, and policy of the State correctional institutions, and to enforce all orders, rules and regulations.”  The Wardens at each institution have failed to comply with this statute as it concerns the violations mentioned herein.

Over the close to 18 years that affiant has been incarcerated in FDC other inmates have attempted to get FDC to correct the matters herein.  All of these inmates have been subjected to some type of retaliation.  History shows FDC would rather subject inmates to retaliation for trying to get this serious matter corrected then stop sex offenders and predators from committing the violations of state law mentioned herein.

It is reasonable to say that thousands (if not tens of thousands) of sex offenders and predators in FDC are allowed to visit FDC visitation parks (FAC 33-601.721) where children congregate on a weekly basis.  Also, it’s fair to say that hundreds if not thousands of adults and children are being victimized on a weekly basis by the sex offenders and predators that are allowed to be in the visitation parks with them.

Based on the foregoing affiant respectfully requests that the U.S. Department of Justice, Florida Department of Children and Families, and Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigate the matters stated herein, and that the Florida Department of Children and Families issue protective orders protecting the children of visitors to FDC from any further victimization by sexual offenders and predators.

UNNOTARIZED OATH

Under penalty of perjury, I swear that everything stated herein is true and correct.

Date 11-4-16  Affiant : (signature appears here on original handwritten document)

Harold Hempstead, D.C.# 268866, Okeechobee Correctional Institution,  3420 Northeast 168th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972.

C.C.  Julie K.Brown (Miami Herald)
Michele Gillen (CBS 4 Miami)
Eyal Press (New Yorker Magazine)
Craig Patrick (WTVT Fox 13 Tampa)
Clair McNeill (Tampa Bay Times)
Pat Beall (Palm Beach Post)
Howard Simon (ACLU Florida)
Steven Wetstein (Stop Prison Abuse Now)
Randall Berg (Florida Justice Institute)
Peter Sleasman (Florida Legal Service)
Lance T. Weber (Human Rights Defense Center)
Greg Evers (Florida Senator)
Melinda Miguel (Chief Inspector General for the Governor)
Windy Hempstead
Susan Chandler
George Mallinckrodt
Jeremy Schanche
Second Chance Effort Project
Forgotten Majority

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Media Release: Center for Responsive Politics’ “Foreign Lobby Watch” – @OpenSecrets.org

For Immediate Release
March 13, 2017
Press office: 202-354-0111
press@crp.org

Center for Responsive Politics unveils “Foreign Lobby Watch” to expose influence efforts by foreign governments and others

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, in the spirit of Sunshine Week, the Center for Responsive Politics introduces Foreign Lobby Watch, allowing users of its OpenSecrets.org website to search filings required under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).

“Sunshine Week reminds Americans how fundamental it is for citizens to have access to public information that helps us more effectively engage in policy debates and monitor the work of our representatives in Washington,” said Sheila Krumholz, executive director of the Center for Responsive Politics. “That’s even more critical in the wake of evidence that foreign governments attempted to shape public opinion and electoral outcomes in the 2016 election.”

FARA – a 1938 law passed in reaction to Nazi propaganda efforts here in the U.S. – requires those representing foreign governments and other foreign interests to file extensive information with the Department of Justice about what, exactly, they are doing for their clients. But the searchability of the filings is limited.

Today, the Center for Responsive Politics has launched the first phase of this new project on OpenSecrets.org : We now standardize registrants, foreign principals and locations, and parse the PDF text of each filing to allow for full-text searching. CRP inherited this project from the Sunlight Foundation, which previously hosted a tool called Foreign Influence Explorer, and expanded on it.

What will you find? A quick search of “Russia” in our database, for example, found 77 firms represented 170 governmental or pseudo-governmental entities, pulling up 274 records since 1950.

Check out Ashley Balcerzak’s latest story, Russia hired Edelman in 2016 to help deal with Yukos fallout, which details Russia’s efforts to turn the tide of public opinion in its favor after an international arbitration court at The Hague ruled the country would have to pay $50 billion to shareholders of the former Yukos oil company.

A second phase of this project will provide important added functionality, allowing CRP and others to connect the data on foreign lobbying to other related data sets, including lobbying reported under the Lobbying Disclosure Act.

Happy Sunshine Week!

Warmly,

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Press Statement: Sending More U.S. Troops to Syria is Playing with Fire

PEACE ACTION'S GROUNDSWELL

Washington, D.C. — March 9, 2017: In response to reports that President Trump is sending an additional 400 U.S. troops to Syria, Jon Rainwater, executive director of the United States’ largest grassroots peace organization, Peace Action, released the following statement:

“President Trump’s literal doubling down on the U.S. troop presence in Syria risks fueling a cycle of escalation that could spiral out of control. ISIS has long been trying to bait the U.S. into sending more American forces into the fight, and Trump appears to be doing just that.

“With the intricate web of armed forces and conflicting interests and alliances in Syria, more American troops on the battlefield greatly increases the chance of further escalation. There have already been close calls with Russia, such as a recent Russian bombing of a location uncomfortably close to U.S. forces. A single miscalculation could spark a major conflict between two countries with…

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After five years in solitary confinement …

Published on Jan 17, 2017

Heather Chapman’s bipolar son was sentenced to 10 years in prison for robbery at age 19. She says his condition has worsened since then, due in large part to his time in isolation. She’s afraid he’ll die before he gets out.



Heather finally got to see Nikko … AJ+’s video turned the tide.

It likely wouldn’t take media attention to get the Florida Department of Corrections to treat inmates and their families like human beings if the Sunshine State set the tone by treating corrections personnel like human beings – good pay and benefits, no life-threatening understaffing, no coworkers with psychiatric issues, etc.

The Florida Legislature is now in session. Will they cure overcrowding/understaffing/budget woes by revising sentencing laws for non-violent offenses and/or restoring the parole system? Will they reduce recidivism by preventing dehumanizing long-term use of solitary confinement, providing educational programs, restoring Charlie Crist’s relatively inexpensive and fair Felon Rights Restoration Program? Will they provide across-the-board pay raises for corrections personnel, whose ludicrously low wages have been frozen for eight years?

If our legislature is not going to be guilty yet again of setting up our lockups to fail – resulting in record high body counts – they’re going to have to start talking to inmates and their families as well as corrections personnel, and stop talking to lobbyists bent on keeping the US the Incarceration Nation.



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Gary Bennett is in peril because @FL_Corrections disrespects its workers

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Gary Bennett, his niece Rebecca and the late, great Marvelous Ms Maxine, Gary’s mother

What’s Ahead Legislatively For Florida’s Prison, Juvenile Justice Systems?

“If you’re a correctional officer that makes more than the new base, you don’t get a raise this year—unless you qualify for the Governor’s performance bonus plan. But, this encourages existing employees to promote part 2 of the recruitment and retention plan is $1,000 hiring bonus at facilities that are over 10 percent vacant. And, there’s a requirement that if you leave before a two year commitment is up, that you pay it back.”

via http://news.wfsu.org/post/whats-ahead-legislatively-floridas-prison-juvenile-justice-systems



The comment I posted online to the above article, which likely won’t be approved:

WFSU has an obligation to be more than a mouthpiece for state-run agencies, especially at a time when Florida’s legislators and governor are paying millions to millionaires, i.e. Pitbull and Emeril Lagasse, for services that benefit only our already-wealthy tourism industry. Our corrections workers labor in unsafe conditions for abysmal pay, and deserve an across-the-board, no-strings-attached pay raise. This story needs a rewrite, one that provides the opinions of actual stakeholders – corrections workers, inmates, inmates’ families – to counter the opinions of the stake-drivers of the #PrisonIndustrialComplex – our legislators, governor, agency leaders – who wound 99% of us for the benefit of 1% of us.

As a sought-out consultant to businesses in the metropolitan Detroit area, I instructed business owners on the folly of paying insultingly low wages. Workers who receive below industry-standard wages will return the insult  in every way they can conceive of … absenteeism, on-the-job substance abuse, quitting without notice, aggression or violence towards coworkers/customers/suppliers, theft or destruction of equipment/inventory/supplies, and much more. It is human nature to push back when one is pushed.

The accounting formulas for ascertaining the cost of employee turnover from failure to pay a fair wage cannot calculate the above far-flung costs of the blatant stupidity of demanding more income altruism from employees than a reasonable person can expect from their clergy.

Months ago, I blogged about inmate whistleblower Harold Hempstead’s endangerment at Martin Correctional Institution. Harold was told that his sister had arranged a contract “hit” on his life and that he must be held in confinement for his own safety. Harold’s sister is flat broke; she could no more arrange a “hit” than she could arrange to vacation in Hawaii. Harold’s sister is also his staunchest ally. She fought for Harold’s immediate transfer, and prevailed, which did not resolve Martin’s horrifying personnel problems.

The proof that Martin still has horrific personnel problems is that incarcerated innocent Gary Bennett is now in confinement there. He has been told that the actions of his sisters has resulted in there being a contract “hit” on his life.

Harold Hempstead is resourceful and intelligent; he wasn’t fooled by Martin personnel’s lies for a moment. Gary Bennett is the victim of traumatic brain injuries inflicted by his father; his resourcefulness and intellect were beaten out of him. He fell for the lies Martin personnel told him about his sisters, and it could cost him his life.

Gary’s traumatic brain injuries left him with volatile epilepsy. Martin interrupted his medications during this mess. Gary endured interruptions at other facilities before, and it caused him to have seizures. Any seizure can be fatal.

Even if Gary is now receiving his medication without interruption, a stress-engendered seizure could still cause his death. They’re called breakthrough seizures, and they’re quite common under extreme duress. I know this from my medical training and experience, and I know this from having volatile epilepsy … I’ve had breakthrough seizures.

One of the ways I can tell I’m in danger of a breakthrough seizure is an obvious failure in proofreading my writing. I routinely transpose words and numbers, among other predictable mistakes, so I proofread everything I write many times before hitting send or publish. The email I sent yesterday in response to receiving correspondence concerning Gary’s plight looks like it wasn’t proofread, even though it was – repeatedly. The bracketed corrections I’ve made indicate that my neurons were misfiring yesterday. If I revisit this blog post tomorrow and discover that it’s riddled with errors, too, it’ll mean my neurons are misfiring right now.

Gary and I both need help, seizures aren’t a bit of fun, and any seizure can prove fatal. If you can find it in your heart, please copy the To: and Cc: addresses as well as the Subject: line below and email a simple request – Please don’t let Martin Correctional Institution investigate itself for treating inmate Gary Bennett the way it treated inmate/whistleblower Harold Hempstead. Please inform Gary that his sisters had nothing to do with his being in confinement, and then let him call them … today. On the state’s dimes. Thank you.

If you can spare a few minutes more, please share this post to call out WFSU’s reporting as well as our legislators and governor’s skewed, self-serving budget priorities. Among the inmates that I tried to protect with blog posts are Jeffrey Srang, Daniel Geiger and Richard Mair. They all died far too young: things go haywire when a workforce is paid insulting wages. Thanks.

From: Susan Chandler <wobblywarriors@comcast.net>
Date: March 3, 2017 5:12:42 PM EST
To: FL_GOV Inspector General <FL_GOV.InspectorGeneral@eog.myflorida.com>, “Wester, Robert” <Robert.Wester@fdc.myflorida.com>
Cc: Governor Rick Scott <Rick.Scott@eog.myflorida.com>, jones.julie@mail.dc.state.fl.us, miami@ic.fbi.gov
Subject: Gary Stanley Bennett DC# 092481 – CIG Assignment: 2017-02-28-0009 – Martin CI

Heather Robinson
Operations Manager
Office of the Chief Inspector General

Robert G. Wester | Senior Law Enforcement Inspector
Office of the Inspector General | Intake Unit
501 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399

Dear Operations Manager Robinson and Inspector Wester,

While I can and do thank [you for] the promptness of your separate responses, I cannot thank you for their content. What they amount to, overall, is allowing Martin Correctional Institution to investigate itself over Gary Bennett’s current circumstances, which mirror whistleblower Harold Hempstead’s prior circumstances at Martin, which were never properly addressed … Harold was simply speedily transferred out of Martin, with no attempts that I’m aware of to determine the originators of the lies about his sister, and the originators of the threat on his life.

Gary requested a transfer to Martin to be closer to family. After 33+ years of wrongful incarceration, the very, very least Florida owes him is safe and secure proximity to his family, sans additional violation of his constitutional rights.

Gary is the victim of fabricated evidence – a civil rights violation. By the time Brevard County prosecutors put dog handler John Preston on the stand to testify against Gary in January of 1984, they knew that he had been discredited by Julius Manning’s confessions to a series of post office crimes in the summer of 1982, one of which Dale Sutton was then wrongly serving time for based on John Preston’s perjuries. Sutton was exonerated and released from federal custody in January of 1983. This knowledge came to me indirectly through an January 30, 1984 article about Gary’s recent conviction in the Sentinel (now the Orlando Sentinel). I fleshed out the details of the article via Internet searches long BEFORE William Dillon’s Brevard/Preston exoneration in 2008. As I previously mentioned in my correspondence regarding Gary’s current situation, I also advocated for Wilton Dedge, another Brevard/Preston exoneree (2004).

Conspiracy to violate rights is the page we’re now on in the story of Gary’s frame-up, a conspiracy that the FBI is a party to. They used Preston in the 9th judicial circuit against Linroy Bottoson, who was wrongly executed in 2002. The FBI used a number of DNA-discredited dog handers [handlers]. Their silence is horrifying as it is monumentally disappointing: it signifies that the agency has not put J. Edgar Hoover’s nefarious ways behind them.

Hoover never played fair, and never had a value system that merited a moment of public employment. Those were his choices, those were his traits. That Hoover’s successors choose to embrace them continually harms us: several governors are willing participants in dog handler frame-ups, including Virginia and Texas governors, not just Florida governors (dating back at least to Bob Graham). These governors’ willingness to play along with conviction corruption is doubtless based on untoward but to-date justified confidence that the FBI will not come clean about using Preston, Keith Pikett or any other make believe scent evidence expert.

You have choices; you have traits, and now is the time for you both to prove that you merit public employ. Don’t let Martin Correctional Institution investigate itself and hold itself harmless for this repeat performance of Harold Hempstead’s traumatic experience while continuing to endanger Gary  … I have not exaggerated the volatility of Gary’s or my epilepsy, the strong possibility of breakthrough seizures for either of us under duress, or the life threat that any seizure causes. Every moment counts. For both of us.

Please immediately let Gary call both of his sisters on the Sunshine State’s dimes to let them know that he is okay, that he knows they did nothing to have him put into confinement, that they have done nothing to cause there to be a contract on his life. Please ensure that Gary is receiving his medications without interruption. Please ensure that there either is no contract on Gary’s life or that the threat has been eliminated. Please get to the bottom of every aspect of Gary’s Martin mess, as well as Harold’s. Thank you.

Sincerely,
Susan Chandler
@wobblywarrior

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Standing Rock Sioux Chairman responds to Press Secretary Spicer’s [false] statements, more on #NoDAPL

Standing Rock Sioux Chairman responds to Press Secretary Spicer’s statements

Cannon Ball, N.D. — Dave Archambault II, chair of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, today refuted White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s statements that the White House has been involved in any way with the Tribe.“Spicer claimed that the Trump administration has been ‘constantly’ in contact with our Tribe. That claim is absolutely false,” Archambault said.

“We repeatedly asked for meetings with the Trump administration, but never received one until the day they notified Congress that they were issuing the easement. I was on a plane to Washington, D.C. when the easement was issued. It was an insult to me and to the Tribe. I cancelled the meeting upon hearing this news. We have since filed a lawsuit for the immoral and illegal issuance of the easement and suspension of the environmental impact study.”

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe remains adamant that the Dakota Access Pipeline is a dangerous project that threatens our water. The tactics to divide our fight against the real enemy, Energy Transfer Partners, are counterproductive and detract from the goal to stop the denigration of our sovereign rights to protect our treaty resources.

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https://twitter.com/Opp4Justice/status/836807244897533956

 

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