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.”
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.”