Mitchell Brad Martinez: Indian River County inmate found unconscious is now dead – wptv.com
VERO BEACH, Fla. – An inmate, Mitchell Brad Martinez, 37, of Vero Beach, has died four days after Indian River County deputies found him unconscious in a transport van. The District 19 Medical Examiner Office confirmed the death Wednesday morning. An autopsy is planned Thursday to determine a cause of death, which could take several weeks.
The first sentence above is pure propaganda, which I hope its authors rushed to correct after I commented on the site.
The deputies alleged that they found Mr. Martinez unconscious, just as the deputies allege there was a glitch in the video.
Florida is notorious for video glitches on publicly owned equipment – glitches that make it impossible to know the truth about in-custody neglect, abuse and violence, violence that too-frequently results in death.
While ordinary folk don’t believe it’s possible that nearly every single piece of video equipment the state of Florida purchases on behalf of law enforcement and corrections departments is completely unreliable, the majority of “reporters” sure seem to.
Violation of Parole charges can mean anything, and the charge of VOP isn’t necessarily legitimate – sometimes they result from clerical errors. The crime Mr. Martinez was charged with – a third degree felony – doesn’t appears to have resulted in him being convicted.
A third degree felony isn’t worse than a first degree felony; it’s the other way around. If convicted, it seems that Mr. Martinez could have been fined up to $5,000 and served up to five years in prison, and perhaps be made to pay restitution.
I’m very suspicious of the first docket entry on the court documents I’ve pasted below:
|6/2/2015||NOTICE OF THE ISSUANCE OF A SUBPEONA DUCES TECUM FOR MEDICAL RECORDS|
By Wikileaks definition of subpoena duces tecum, this issuance doesn’t seem to have anything to do with anything except perhaps inserting Judge Robert Pegg into what logically should be independent of his proceedings; Mr. Martinez’s suspicious in-custody death, the likes of which are becoming about as common as palmetto bugs here in Florida.
For that reason, I stand by my blog post title.
We don’t know what happened to Mr. Martinez; from the pictures I’ve seen, nothing natural seemed to have caused his coma, or his death. My Emergency Medical Training is very rusty, but not so rusty that I don’t get to comment on what my eyes tell me. Please like the Facebook page where the pictures are available … please stand up for those whose fates were sealed during video glitches. Thank you.