Coroners aren’t the same as Medical Examiners, .@TheJusticeDept. And neither group qualifies as criminal justice #Stakeholders

The Department of Justice considers coroners to be stakeholders in determining the efficacy of forensics analysis methods, failing to distinguish them from medical examiners, although – in many locations across the United States – coroners are elected officials with no medical training whatsoever.

That’s deceptive, to be sure, but not as deceptive as the DoJ’s take on just who should be considered criminal justice stakeholders to begin with.

The real stakeholders in the efficacy of forensics analysis presented in criminal trials are the defendants and their families, the victims and/or their survivors, and the public at large. If the right people are convicted, all of the stakeholders’ needs are met. If the wrong people are convicted, all of the stakeholders’ losses begin to build exponentially until there is no amount of compensation that can cover them.

I’ve independently advocated for incarcerated innocents since 2004. I want this to be the final year I feel the need to do so. If there are hearts and minds to be changed, this is the year to do it. If there is heartless, mindless resistance to a sea change in criminal justice, this is the year to undo it. Here’s why.

I started this blog post the day before my oldest sister died. My blog has been silent since, save updates to old posts. Her passing was painful, and unexpected; Shingles is rarely fatal. The timing could have been worse, but just barely – it was four days before Christmas.

Had I been able to get out from under the corruption that keeps me impoverished, we’d have been able to spend more time together over the years – she lived over a thousand miles away. So I plan on going full out to get my life back this year. There are other people far, far away that I want to spend time with before their time (or mine) is up. I’ve already started changing my tactics, and even given those tactics a label, “Shake it Up, Baby.” Wish me luck!

 

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Scott Ellis and Wayne Ivey showdown. Better than nothing. But just barely.

Decades ago, I traveled to a metropolitan Detroit Big Three facility to discuss problems they were having with an Equipto mezzanine that we (Crissman Company) had sold them. The caller complained that clamps that secured the metal grating/flooring were coming loose and/or failing. It was an uncommon problem, uncommon as in I’d never heard of it. So I did some homework.

Our files indicated that we’d refused to provide a quote on sliding storage units to set upon the mezzanine which would allow the shelving to be two shelves deep. The sliding shelving units were designed for level, solid surfaces, not metal mezzanines that relied on stress-susceptible clamps to hold the grating/flooring in place. Hand-rolling a heavy shelving unit that’s sitting at even an slight tilt can have it roll back and crush the hand that put it in motion, or a foot or elbow that’s in the wrong place at the wrong time.

The employee who’d called me in was friendlier after I showed him a competitor’s sticker on one of the shelving units, and explained our refusal to quote. He asked me to wait and explain everything to his supervisor, who was in a meeting, and escorted me to a chair outside of the supervisor’s office to wait for the meeting to end.

While I was waiting, a man hurried out from the meeting room and, amidst distinct Detroit cursing, failed repeatedly at making copies of a single document on a motorcycle-sized machine that sat across the aisle from me. He suddenly turned to me and demanded an explanation of who I was and why I was there.

I summarized. To my surprise, he pulled a manual out from the copy machine cupboard and said he’d give me all the time in world once the meeting was over if I could make a dozen (yet more cursing) copies of the page. He handed the piece of paper to me and rushed back into his meeting.

I opened the thick manual and found that the multi-feature machine could make two-sided copies, which it could then collate and staple. And more. I finally found out how to make simple, single-sided copies and did so, just in time for the supervisor to rush out, grab them and rush back into his meeting. Apparently, lack of copies had stalled everything – the meeting was over a minute or two later, and everyone present filed out.

The supervisor thanked me for the copies in a manner that suggested that all Big Three vendors should always say yes to odd requests. He was decidedly unhappy with my remedy for the failing clamps on the mezzanine, which was to ditch the sliding shelf units, and retain only the fixed units. I warned him of possible future worker injuries, including possible dislodging of one of the grates, which could lead to one or more workers – and perhaps a shelving unit – taking a single floor fall, perhaps onto workers below.

He was obviously incensed: I thought I was in for a tirade about incompetence in the industrial equipment industry – my industry. Instead he launched into a condemnation of his company’s purchasers, who he claimed thought they knew everything about everything, and knew nothing about nothing. He’d apparently asked his purchasing department for a simple, inexpensive copy machine like the one that had broken, and was provided with the monster machine that no one in his department could figure out. He was apparently of the opinion that the same purchasing geniuses were responsible for not heeding my company’s reasons for refusal to quote on sliding shelving units.

Before I left, I showed him (and another man) how to make copies. I hope he ditched the sliders, but I don’t know. I do know that I made copious notes about my visit and put them in their file in the event that my company was dragged into another lawsuit if my recommendation was ignored. I called our Equipto representative and advised him of the situation, as I’d done in other cases. (Another equipment manufacturer hadn’t retained similar information, and after my company easily skated out from under a lawsuit for allegedly contributing to a serious worker injury, they were only able to do so with extensive notes and phone records I faxed to them, proving that they had followed through on contacting the plaintiff and repeated my admonitions, despite his contrary claim).

I know business: business makes sense when you conduct it carefully and ethically. But after dealing with it since 1978 – before and after Crissman Company – I still don’t know the monkey business of our justice system, because it isn’t conducted carefully or ethically and therefore makes no sense. It deliberately turns what is concrete into gibberish, and the reverse. And it’s life and death and all manner of physical and financial injury at stake, just like selling industrial equipment.

Over the years, I’ve had a far more amicable relationship with Brevard County, Florida Clerk of Courts Scott Ellis in my quest to eliminate Space Coast criminal conviction and peripheral corruption (which threatens my life to this day) than I have had with showboating Brevard Sheriff Wayne Ivey.

That said, it strikes me that Ellis too readily accepted the systemic flaws in our justice system that turn what’s concrete into gibberish, and the reverse, e.g.; to this former CEO/CFO/president, a lawsuit that is filed sans the requisite documents specified by the courts is an announcement that the plaintiff has a proclivity for abusing process, and that they are somehow certain this proclivity will please the judge.

The business remedy for this straight-out-of-the-gate unlevel playing field would be for the Clerk of Courts to reject the filing of any lawsuit that doesn’t contains each document specified by the court. Failing to reject incomplete filings makes the court money in the short run by causing the defendant to file a Motion to Produce at their (wholly unnecessary) expense, but it costs the courts any claim of credibility in the long run.

Gary Bennett was framed in Brevard County in January of 1984, a year and a half after “serial perjurer for the state” dog handler John Preston was federally discredited, which was known to police, the public defender’s office, the prosecutor and the mainstream media.

I admire Scott Ellis for taking on Wayne Ivey in the matter below, but I would have preferred Ellis – prior to retiring – had stepped back and taken a hard look at how Florida County Clerks could have fought the whole damned rigged system, as one. I think he could have pulled it off. And I think a whole lot more incarcerated innocents would be home for the holidays, and that a whole lot of trampled people on the periphery of that conviction corruption, like me, would have gotten their lives back.


Scott Ellis Clerk of Courts Sues County over Sheriff’s ‘Critical Needs’ – The Space Coast Rocket

Ellis is well known for his conservative budget measures and has gained the reputation of a watch-dog on spending and fighting corruption. He is not seeking reelection this year but has endorsed Rachel Sadoff, his deputy to replace him.

via Scott Ellis Clerk of Courts Sues County over Sheriff’s ‘Critical Needs’ – The Space Coast Rocket

 

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@SheriffIvey is okay with #ExcessiveForce, and much more. But not #AnimalCruelty.

Brevard County sheriff: Harm animals and ‘I am personally going to walk your butt into our jail’ | WFTV

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey posted a strongly worded warning to residents who harm animals after a man was arrested Friday on animal cruelty charges.

“If you harm an animal in Brevard County I am personally going to walk your butt into our jail and slam the door shut in your face!!” Ivey’s post on the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page reads.

via Brevard County sheriff: Harm animals and ‘I am personally going to walk your butt into our jail’ | WFTV


Wayne Ivey was still on assignment in Brevard County by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement when Albert Flowers’ brutal Melbourne police beat-down took place. Mr. Flowers was 66 at the time, and suffered from dementia. The matter police had been summoned to address was related to his dementia, and had already been resolved.

The officers weren’t interested in talking. At all. They were interested in kicking, beating and tazing an elderly black man. This is apparent from the attempt to disable their dashcam, which only disabled the audio.

When the Melbourne police chief didn’t fire the officers and the 18th Judicial Circuit failed to prosecute them, Ivey did not take it upon himself, as an FDLE Resident Agent, to personally walk the officers’ butts to jail and slam the door in their faces, although it seems he should have been able to, given the mission of the FDLE:

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement promotes public safety and domestic security in partnership with local law enforcement agencies across Florida. Our members work to prevent, investigate and solve crimes while protecting Florida’s citizens and visitors. Our fundamental values are service, integrity, respect and quality.

Ivey’s inaccurate self-portrayals will never erase the harm he’s done by supporting rogue public servants instead of the public, decade after decade. I hope someone films it when a legitimate law enforcement officer walks Ivey’s butt to jail and gently closes the door in his face. (Slamming doors is unnecessary and unprofessional. WFTV should have picked up on that, and everything else I mentioned.) I hope that it will bring some comfort to Albert Flowers family, who probably have some doubts about whether he’s able to presently rest in peace.

 

 

 

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Brevard/Seminole State Attorney Phil Archer needs to take a harder look at the man in the mirror. #GoodTrouble

Cocoa Man Warns Others of Imposter Scam

“The lowest of the lowest,” said State Attorney Phil Archer of 18th the Judicial Circuit of Florida, who is furious crooks are using his office to bilk people with this “Imposter Scam.”

“Somebody gets a call, an arrest warrant is issued, they are coming to pick you up, it’s the holidays, you are going to be a little bit more concerned and you could make a bad judgement,” Archer said.

via Cocoa Man Warns Others of Imposter Scam


Florida’s 18th Judicial Circuit State Attorney Phil Archer is the “the lowest of the lowest” criminal – he’s on the public payroll, and continually acts under Color of Law, helping other public servants who’ve ruined or ended the lives of innocent citizens he swore to protect and serve.

Federal Criminal Conviction Lemon Laws would make clear the extent of his corruption, along with every other State Attorney or District Attorney, past or present, living or dead.

We’ve always needed these laws: it’s time for Congress to stir up some “good trouble”, big time.

Jeff Abramowski – One of scores who were framed in Brevard County.

Crosley ‘Papa’ Green – One of scores who were framed in Brevard County.

Gary Bennett – One of scores who were framed in Brevard County.

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The .@FBI doesn’t follow up on tips. Or pay attention to the news. #DeadInmates #DeadVeterans

Medical examiner doubts veteran’s death in Brevard jail was an accident

Brevard’s medical examiner, Dr. Sajid Qaiser, concluded that [Gregory Lloyd] Edwards died of “excited delirium and complications” due to “hyperactive and violent state with subsequent restraint.” He ruled the manner of death as an accident. Excited delirium is a rare and controversial condition that is often linked to violence involving law enforcement officers.

But Nelson, whose district covers Hardee, Highlands and Polk counties, said he cannot agree with Qaiser’s findings.

“The conclusions, to me, from the autopsy are not supported by the autopsy,” said [Dr. Stephen J.] Nelson …

“An accident is an unintentional injury. If you’re going to wrestle somebody to the ground, pin them to the ground, sit on them, do whatever, I don’t think that’s an accident.”

via Medical examiner doubts veteran’s death in Brevard jail was an accident


The FBI ignored my tips. Had they been baseless, Brevard County’s Wilton Dedge and William Dillon would still be in prison. So would Seminole County’s Clemente ‘Shorty’ Javier Aguirre (same bad actors/judicial circuit; the 18th).

I’ve fought to make the FBI its job, so that officers, prosecutors, DA’s, AG’s, judges, justices, governors, etc., will begin to do theirs by rule of law, not under Color of Law. But 2019 is the end of my fighting, because lockups nationwide are just too deadly now, and the FBI remains in “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn” mode: their official channels for reporting federal crimes are designed for there to be no paper trail (fully explaining their Tweet).

In 2020, it’s time to use available data to push implementation of federal Criminal Conviction Lemon Laws, which will cause automatic, immediate, juried retrials in open court when certain criteria are met by the inmates’ sworn declarations. There will be more legitimate “recalls” under these Lemon Laws than the auto industry ever experienced. Guaranteed. And these Lemon Laws will trample public corruption like an avenging angel.

All corrupt public servants – including feds – who labored to frame individuals or keep them framed will pay the full price of the recalls, including compensating new exonerees’ families for their pain, suffering and financial sacrifices. People whom they’ve harmed in other official activities under Color of Law will be able to secure compensation, too. This isn’t “Mexico will pay for The Wall” nonsense; this is Equal Justice Under Law, which is emblazoned over the entrance to the US Supreme Court.

Our justice system must be as advertised. We can’t warehouse innocents while killers find new victims and thank Vets like Gregory Lloyd Edwards for their service by letting officers get away with murdering them and still call ourselves “The land of the free and the home of the brave.”

 

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Dentists: If a patient’s teeth are loose, but their gums are firm/pink, don’t order root scaling. Call the cops.

Without changing the subject a bit, the above caption could have read, “Doctors: If a patient claims their feet and hands are somehow numb and painful at the same time, don’t make referrals to specialists. Call the Cops.”

The subject of both captions is this: the most important lesson I learned about arsenic toxicity before I learned I was indeed arsenic toxic is that medical professionals aren’t trained to recognize its many, many signs.

This lack of training has undoubtedly cost many lives. It nearly cost mine.

When I was growing up, doctors had time to be curious about medical conditions. There was only Blue Cross or private pay – an either/or requiring no large clerical staff to manage, no insurance reps to deal with, no long-winded/soul-draining arguments over coverage. Implementing Medicare didn’t throw things in the medical community into a tizzy: I know this because I was working in the billing office of a hospital in its early days. (Insurance companies had nothing to do with Medicare then.)

What we have now is a healthcare system that harms or kills patients and makes medical professionals wish they’d tried to become pro golfers. Or astronauts. Or cowhands. Anything but doctors and dentists. 

Because my dentist didn’t know anything about arsenic poisoning, I endured the root scaling he recommended. It was very painful, and very expensive. And it didn’t save many teeth. Another one abscessed this past week and will be removed today. And it will be expensive.

We need Medicare for All so that doctors and dentists have time to be curious, because cops aren’t trained to spot arsenic toxicity, either, and they’d be more inclined to believe a doctor or dentist who convincingly knows what he’s talking about on the subject of heavy metal poisoning than a woman who’s very ill and only suspects what is happening to her from catching a forensics television show about low dose, long term poisoning.

Melbourne, Florida police detectives would have had such an easy time confirming that my years of symptoms of arsenic toxicity matched up to the test results they insist that I have a personal physician obtain (they could have had the Orlando forensics unit run tests at no cost to them (or to me)). The Melbourne police had only to contact one (1) source – the local Vocational Rehabilitation office – to obtain a wealth of information on all the horrible things that arsenic did to my body over a period of years, unbeknownst to the physicians that documented them, but undoubtedly clear as day to the Orlando forensics unit, beginning with “stocking and glove,” had they the opportunity to read them.

Y’all Google “stocking and glove,” if you want. I’d explain that and other symptoms, but I’m exhausted, in pain, and have to transfer money from my savings account to pay the dentist to end my undue suffering. (It’s the second time this year, so by all means add cranky to exhausted and in pain.) After the procedure, I’ll wait the required hour and drink a milkshake to happier Wednesdays ahead, because change most definitely is going to come.

 

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This test was run months after I ran for my life. It’s realistic to believe that my arsenic level was is the red zone, not yellow, the day I fled.

 

 

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I can’t remove someone from a #CallList I don’t have; the ball is in your court, .@CREDOMobile.

When Donald Trump took office, we had a fully operational National Do Not Call Registry. When my phone rang, the call was for me, and it wasn’t a solicitation or a scam. When my number showed up on other people’s caller I.D., I was the one placing the call. There’s no reason that neither of these should no longer be true, but indeed, they aren’t.

Months ago, a technically savvy, patient and kind Internet soul explained to me, via Twitter, that the multiple phone calls I’d received from Russia and bitched about on this blog likely weren’t from Russia at all: it’s commonplace now for bad people to borrow phone numbers for purposes of harassing good people, anonymously.

Given that explanation, I wasn’t very surprised to have a woman leave a Steel Magnolia-sounding voice message a couple of days ago stating she wished to have her phone number removed from my Call List immediately. Please. And thank you. Very much.

You’d have to live in the South for quite a while to hear her unsaid “or else.” I heard it.

There’s nothing I can do about it – I can’t stop calling a number I never called before.

My phone company, Credo Mobile, could do something about it; in addition to providing phone services via Sprint, it’s a Progressive action group that authors, publishes and duly submits political petition after political petition to the powers that be, nationwide.

If bad people were borrowing good people’s phone numbers for purposes of anonymous harassment 18 years ago, I’d have called Credo and asked them to work on petitions to fix the mess. I had to be ignored or flatly told “no”  thousands of times since 2001 while trying to save my life and others to have my efforts at reclaiming mine or anyone else’s inherent rights narrow to simply throwing down the most succinct Tweet I can think of to try and get responsible parties to read my bitchy blog posts, and do the right thing.

It’s my hope that when I Tweet this blog post, Credo will follow up on petitioning Congress to have our legislators 1) make the Do Not Call Registry operable again as rapidly as it went inoperable, and 2) make sure that Congressional intelligence oversight committees will hold intelligence agencies accountable for letting the phone numbers we’re federally taxed monthly for be borrowed by bad actors. If Credo ignores me, it won’t feel as awful as hearing one more “no” that I know should be a yes, but it’ll still feel awful, especially if the Steel Magnolia calls me again.

 

 

 

 

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