When Cell Door Opens, Tough Tactics and Risk – NYTimes.com
The morning after Mr. Toll died, the phone rang at Ms. Luna’s house at 5:30. A man who identified himself as the prison chaplain told Ms. Luna that her son had been found dead in his cell during the night, the cause an apparent heart attack. Nothing was said about the cell extraction.
Since her son’s death, Ms. Luna said, she has found it difficult to move on with her life. She has been too depressed to work. The house she shares with a friend is cluttered with boxes, some filled with legal documents, others with mementos from her son.“I can’t see a future,” she said. “He was my only child. He was my life, and I can’t seem to find my next step to go on.”
Please watch the video available from the link above. You’ll hear the haunting words that Eric Garner said, “I can’t breathe.” And you’ll hear a corrections officer’s hideous, soon-to-be-true response.
Mothers are crying nationwide over their mentally ill children being tortured and killed in our jails and prisons … boys, girls, women and men that belonged in treatment facilities, not corrections facilities.
Because of unwise U.S. Supreme Court rulings, it is the job of the American Bar Association to educate public attorneys and address their misconduct. They simply refuse to do that job … the ABA is as okay with frame-ups as they are with criminalizing mental illness.
The only way to make the ABA not okay with malicious prosecutions is to hit them where it hurts – their bank account. There is a way to do that without filing suit.
Please sign this petition to have the IRS Oversight Board cancel their tax exemption, as I formally requested of the IRSOB in January of 2011. Thank you.