I am not the only one holding back on publishing specific details of the ongoing retaliation against inmates that’s happening on a continual basis from sea to shining sea, knowing that mentioning names right now is an open invitation to corrections officers to escalate their lawlessness.
The FBI and Department of Justice are both acutely aware of some of what I know about Florida Department of Corrections retaliation … they receive the same detailed correspondence that I do from one particular inmate. They know that Governor Rick Scott isn’t taking any legitimate action to protect inmates, despite record deaths last year.
The FBI and DoJ are mandated to address – not ignore – well-substantiated instances of Failure to Keep From Harm … a federal Color Of Law crime. They’ve got enough on Governor Rick Scott to put him away for life in regards to Florida’s dead inmates, so they’re instead going after Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe for alleged financial crimes. It’s their choice – their couldn’t possibly be more callous choice – to ignore governors who have blood on their hands to go after governors who may have ink on their hands, i.e.; Don Siegelman.
Barack Obama is Loretta Lynch’s boss, and Lynch is James Comey’s boss, so – logically – it is either Obama or Lynch who decided that governors allowing officers to continue to abuse, injure and even kill inmates is okay.
We all need food, water, sleep and temperatures that are survivable, neither too hot nor too cold. We all need medical attention that is timely and appropriate. We all need to be protected from those who are violent, including public servants who are violent. Inmates in American juvenile facilities, holding cells, jails, prisons and penitentiaries aren’t getting what they need – not even adequate nourishment or hydration nor uninterrupted sleep – despite the freaking fortune that taxpayers shell out to have inmates’ needs met. It’s been getting worse by the year; heightening my concerns about the incarcerated innocents that I advocate for, most all of whom endured theft, destruction of property, unchecked violence from other inmates and baseless Discipline Reports that resulted in solitary confinement and/or denial of parole. Some have endured violence from officers.
I can’t speak or write freely about an incarcerated innocent being abused without it causing that innocent additional harm … unless the mainstream media just happens to be writing about the same person: I can once again write about incarcerated innocent Davontae Sanford being hogtied by corrections officers while a teenager, because the mainstream media is currently writing about Davontae’s likely release, at age 23.
Our ancestors didn’t risk their lives for a lawless legal system. Stand up. Push back.