A call to (local) keyboards … #InnocenceMatters

I’ll admit that a call to keyboards doesn’t provide the adrenaline rush that a call to arms does, but let’s be honest: here in the U.S., we’ve had enough arms’ adrenaline rushes to last us for the remainder of the century … they didn’t bring about world peace, they just brought our troops home in pieces.

My call to keyboards isn’t a national shout out. Not yet. Right now, it’s a shout out to Mac savvy local geeks who are good at recovering data, and recommending foolproof ways to store it once its recovered. (Geeks, of course, know if they’re in my vicinity.)

What’s at stake in the data recovery is the lives and freedoms of incarcerated innocents I advocate for, as well as the availability and quality of justice where pockets of conviction corruption exist, e.g.; Cook County IL, Wayne County MI, Brevard County FL, because civil servants who frame innocents don’t limit their malicious behaviors to that sole activity.

I met Jamie Abramowski in January of 2009, when I appeared before the Space Coast Progressive Alliance to discuss some of the remaining frame-ups in Brevard County, Florida, including her father’s. Jeff Abramowski was framed with false testimony, with the clincher being false testimony about DNA … two out of 15 loci is never, ever a DNA “hit,” although Florida Today‘s reporter John Torres would like you to believe it’s possible that it is. The newspaper has never been good at sorting fact from prosecutorial fancy, and it’s part of the reason why the 18th Judicial Circuit is so rife with frame-ups … no one knows to vote out public servants that don’t serve the public if the main source of news is more inclined to conceal facts than reveal them.

I had interviewed Jeff before I interviewed equally innocent William Dillon, if memory serves. William was freed before Christmas in 2008, after 27.5 wrongful years behind bars. Those interviews are a small part of the data that I need to recover.

Jamie Abramowski was 21 and single when we met at the SCPA meeting. Now she’s a wife and mother of two handsome young boys. She survived her school years with many people believing that her father brutally murdered a senior citizen. She shouldn’t have to live the rest of her life that way. Nor should her boys.

Jamie wrote today:

I have missed my daddy for going on 17 years .. so much time and so many memories have been lost. It has been agonizing for both of us and I pray it will be over soon. I want him back, my kids want him home. It’s so hard to answer when they ask me “when is papa coming home?” I pray someone helps us, we want justice, not only for us but for the victim whose real murderers got away with what they did. 💔

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Jeff Abramowski’s daughter and grandsons want him home.

So – again – a call to keyboards: if you’re a geek who is interested in helping to free innocents like Jeff, please contact me via comment with your hourly rate and availability. I won’t publish the comment; I’ll reply via email. Thank you!

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Former @FL_Corrections Secretary Julie #DeadInmates Jones found a new job. God help New Mexico.

Lujan Grisham says her administration will look into Hepatitis C prison problems

Lujan Grisham, who has been on the job for five weeks, last week named Julie Jones, a former Florida corrections secretary, to take over the corrections system and its many challenges.

NMID’s story reported that, as of last month, 44 percent of New Mexico prisoners screened for the disease tested positive — the highest known share of any corrections system in the country.

via Lujan Grisham says her administration will look into Hepatitis C prison problems | New Mexico In Depth


On Corrections Secretary Julie Jones watch, the premature death toll of Florida inmates rose and rose and rose. Many deaths are still under investigation, and many will likely result in additional, successful wrongful death suits.

In corrections, callousness costs. Dearly. It’s measured by the number of broken hearts and the size of ballooning budgets.

Although New Mexico ended the death penalty in 2009, there are still inmates on its death row. From my years of battling to keep inmates safe so that the innocents I advocate for can survive until exoneration, I know that corrections officials go all out to find drugs for executions, engaging in activities that infuriate foreign drug companies that have banned the use of their products to take lives. They go so far as to hire compounding pharmacies to make drugs for them, and often convince their state legislatures to make their acquisition activities state secrets.

No state – with or without the death penalty – has gone to such extreme measures to make drugs that cure Hep C available to inmates. There’s a likely explanation.

If our Center for Disease Control was fulfilling its mission, it’s primary focus on infectious diseases sure the hell wouldn’t be the Zika virus. It would be Hep C, hands down. Congress oversees the CDC, and allows it to focus on the wildly less significant risk of Zika. The video below probably explains why.

The only additional connection Julie Jones should have to any corrections department is as an inmate. I hope to see that day. Soon.

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#CagedCrusader Harold Hempstead releases book on police use of underage informants

Harold Hempstead’s story is that he was recruited by  in his early teens by St Petersburg, Florida police as a criminal informant, and was later sentenced to 165 years (five years longer than Bernie Madoff) for nonviolent, mostly fictionalized property crimes by a judge who is now disbarred … after Harold attempted to have serious police misconduct addressed. Harold’s father was deceased, and his mother – who authorized his involvement with the police – was (and is) mentally ill.

This is not a complex matter requiring deep thought: there are far too many people who look younger than they actually are for police to resort to the use of underage individuals in their crime-fighting pursuits; police cooperation to avoid or mitigate criminal prosecution for offenses committed by teens and adolescents should be limited to providing names, locations and known activities of more hardened criminals. It is no more and no less than what is afforded adult jailhouse snitches.

 


Official Complaint To SPPD On Endangering Children By Employing Them In Police Espionage

Harold Hempstead - Caged Crusader

Internal Affairs Sworn Complaint:
To:  St Petersburg Police Department
Attn:  Internal Affairs Division
1300 First Avenue North
St Petersburg
Florida, 33705
FACTS
(1)  Harold Hempstead has authored a book entitled “Used And Abused By The St Petersburg Police Department – My Life As A Juvenile Confidential Informant.”   His book can be located at Crusader books or Lulu Publishing.
(2)  In Hempsead’s book he writes about St Petersburg Police Department having a history of using children under the age of 17 as confidential informants.  His book also explains in detail how the SPPD recruited a 13 year old to do confidential informant work.  The police department assigned that juvenile confidential informant number 882.
(3)  For decades, juveniles across our nation have been being killed as a result of their work as confidential informants.
In 1998 – 17 year old Chad McDonald was killed in California as a result of his confidential informant work.  His…

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.@GovRonDeSantis: Please remove Miami-Dade State Attorney @KathyFndzRundle from office immediately. #DeadInmates

It is only because Florida has a conviction corruption (frame-up) problem and a growing problem with keeping inmates alive that I am tending more to the circumstances of other victims of public servants’ corruption than I am to my own. These activities don’t meet any interpretation of “pursuit of happiness,” and I’ll happily retreat from them the moment our state has a governor with a spine and a conscience. If Governor DeSantis has both, he’ll request Kathy Fernandez Rundle’s resignation today.

 

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Darren Rainey was scalded to death in a locked shower by corrections officers at Dade Correctional Institution in 2012

 


 

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Richard Mair committed suicide at Dade Correctional Institution in 2013 after his grievances failed to result in protection from the heinous actions of corrections officers


WHAT IS MORE IMPORTANT: PROTECTING FEDERAL INVESTIGATION INTO TAX & CREDIT-CARD FRAUD IN FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS OR JUSTICE FOR THE MURDER OF DARREN RAINEY?

Harold Hempstead - Caged Crusader

Tax and credit-card fraud have been happening in large levels in Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) for close to two decades.  When I was working for the FDC Inspector General’s Office as a Confidential Informant, I was involved in investigation into individuals who were filing more than 100 tax returns a year.  All of the tax-returns they were filing ranged between $1,200 and $4,800.  As it relates to credit-card fraud, I can’t count how many inmates I’ve known over the last decade who have processed hundreds of credit-card applications a year over their cell-phones.  The majority of inmates who engage in tax and credit-card fraud in FDC have staff helping them with their fraud.  From personal knowledge I understand the Federal Government’s interest in protecting their investigation into organized fraud in FDC.

I also hope that the Federal Government understands how important it is to protect their investigations.  For this…

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.@JustinTrudeau: #HandsOffVenezuela

… while the scope of the Trudeau government’s current campaign against Venezuela is noteworthy, it’s not the first time Ottawa has supported the overthrow of an elected, left leaning, government in the hemisphere. Canada passively supported military coups against Guatemalan President Jacobo Arbenz in 1954 and Brazilian President João Goulart in 1964 as well as ‘parliamentary coups’ against Paraguayan president Fernando Lugo in 2012 and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in 2016 …

Yves Engler

Most Canadians think of their country as a force for good in the world, but recent efforts by Justin Trudeau’s government to overthrow Venezuela’s elected government have once again revealed the ugly truth about the Great White North. We are an important partner in imperialism, willing to interfere in the internal affairs of other countries, up to and including the use of military force, to benefit the perceived self-interest of our elites.

Over the past two years Canadian officials have campaigned aggressively against President Nicolás Maduro. Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland has repeatedly criticized Caracas’ democratic legitimacy and human rights record. Recently she said, “the Maduro regime is now fully entrenched as a dictatorship” while in September Ottawa asked (with five South American nations) the International Criminal Court to investigate the Venezuelan government, which is the first time a government has been formally brought before the tribunal by another member.

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COURT FINDS SYSTEMIC CONSTITUTIONAL VIOLATIONS BY CALIFORNIA DEPT OF CORRECTIONS

Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity

Extends Settlement to End Indefinite Solitary Confinement in California

January 28, 2019, Eureka – Late Friday, a federal judge found that the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is systemically violating the due process rights of prisoners. The judge ruled that CDCR is violating the Constitution by repeatedly relying on unreliable and even fabricated confidential information to send California prisoners to solitary confinement. The court also found CDCR is using constitutionally flawed gang validations to deny people in prison a fair opportunity for parole.

Read Court’s Decision here (Jan 25, 2019): https://prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/order-granting-extension-motion.pdf

As a result of evidence submitted by the prisoners’ legal team, the judge extended by one year the terms of an historic settlement agreement to end indefinite solitary confinement in California prisons, including a provision allowing monitoring by plaintiffs’ counsel.

“The purpose of the settlement was to eradicate constitutional violations related to CDCR’s use of solitary confinement…

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SIGN PETITION & RALLY Against CDCR’s Merging of General Population & Sensitive Needs Yards

Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity

NO NDPF*
STOP MERGED YARDS!

ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE TO CHALLENGE CDCR’S
MERGING OF GENERAL POPULATION (GP) AND
SENSITIVE NEEDS YARDS (SNY):

  1. SIGN THE PETITION AND GET OTHER PEOPLE TO SIGN IT.
    bit.ly/cdcraction
  1. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1PM
    SMACK DOWN ON SACTOWN
    RALLY IN FRONT OF CDCR (California Dept of Corrections & Rehabilitation)
    1515 S STREET
    SACRAMENTO, CA 95811
  1. SEND A SURVEY TO YOUR PEOPLE INSIDE CA STATE PRISON TO GET THEIR OPINIONS AND EXPERIENCES.
    E-MAIL YARI TO GET IT MAILED IN yari@youth4justice.org
  1. SIGN YOUR GROUP, SCHOOL, ORGANIZATION ON TO THE LETTER TO CDCR SECRETARY RALPH DIAZ.
    e-mail us at action@youth4justice.org to sign on

THANK YOU!!!

* NO NDPF = NO Non-Designated Programming Facilities
A Non-Designated Programming Facility is where SNY (Sensitive Needs Yards) and GP (General Population) inmates are forced to cohabitate and program on a Non-Designated Yard together.

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