Florida: Schizophrenic Man Boiled To Death By Guards NO CHARGES

Darren Rainey, 50, died while incarcerated at the Dade Correctional Institution.  He was serving a 2-year sentence for a victimless crime (possession of cocaine).  At the time of his death, he had only one month to go before his release.

Prison guards forced him to stand in a tiny shower stall while being blasted by scalding hot water, until his skin began to shrivel away from his body and he died.  Fellow inmates say he begged for his life before collapsing in the shower.

The Florida’s Department of Corrections consistently finds new cruel and imaginative punishments for prisoners — allegedly ranging from starvation diets to forcing prisoners to fight so the guards can place bets.

Full story:     Man cooked to death in scalding shower as punishment by prison guards<http://www.policestateusa.com/2014/darren-rainey/>


Former employees of Dade Correctional Institution in Homestead say mentally ill are being abused and mistreated. (Photo by Lonny Paul)

Florida:  Schizophrenic Man Boiled To Death By Guards NO CHARGES

The Florida Department of Corrections did not do an investigation because no autopsy was done at the time of Darren Rainey’s murder. What about witnesses?

According to reports this man was a schizophrenic who was incarcerated for possession of a small amount of cocaine (today drug addiction is seen as a medical problem and not a crime now that the complexion changed). He had a medical problem and did not deserve to die in this manner. He had mental illness, so what treatment did he receive? Scalding hot water when he defecated on himself!

This was simply outrageous. It came in the wake of the increasing exposure of police brutality and profit schemes around private prisons involving the judicial system. Yet, there was still no justice. Racial profiling schemes are built on the War on Drugs, and the ‘Broken Windows’ theory intentionally targets people of color, the homeless and the mentally ill.

Darren Rainey was the perfect target. A bullseye was written all over him by a corrupt justice system that labelled and condemned him to this evil fate. A fate that saw him tortured and murdered by prison guards without remorse or respect for humanity.

An oppressive air of slavery resides at Dade Correctional, where the inmates are at the hands of cruelty by their masters (aka prison guards). The article makes clear this correctional facility is notorious for its torture yet Florida decided that no investigation was necessary.

Almost two years passed at Dade Correctional Institution in Florida, where it appeared Darren Rainey was abused, tortured and humiliated regularly by prison guards. At this facility known for torture of inmates, this was routine.

On May 2014, Julie K. Brown of The Miami Herald wrote the first in a series of stories about violence and corruption at Dade CI and other prisons. She wrote that there had been constant accusations of poor treatment of mentally ill prisoners, poor conditions in the food preparation area, and other concerns.[5]<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dade_Correctional_Institution#cite_note-BrownbackinSpotlight-5>

In 2014 former Dade CI prisoner Harold Hempstead accused prison authorities of fatally torturing prisoner Darren Rainey <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Darren_Rainey>.

In July 2014 Mike Crews, the FDOC secretary, suspended the warden of the Dade Correctional Institution and put him on paid leave. Later that month Cummings was fired.


What Deterrents Are In Place to Prevent Such Abuses by Prison Guards?

There is the Constitution and there are laws; however there is no one to enforce them behind bars when the enforcers are the perpetrators.

Prison guards and law enforcement officers are always given the benefit of the doubt even when the evidence points to murder. In the case of Darren Rainey, none of the guards faced charges; they returned to duty. The case was reopened earlier this year and again no charges filed against the four correctional officers involved in the torture death of Mr Rainey. This happens too frequently where law enforcement officials are not charged for cold bloodied murder.

Murder is murder, and it shoukd have consequences, whether the criminal justice system wishes to acknowledge the crime or not.

Those prison guards are now more of a threat to inmates than ever before, because they got away with murder. As long as their crime is confined to the prison, society ignores it. But what about their families and friends? Aren’t they too at risk for domestic violence, child abuse and a life of suffering crime?

A murderer is a murderer even in uniform, and that person remains dangerous despite our justification and feigned ignorance.

Eventually, we become what we tolerate.


  1. Protesters to Demand Rundle’s Resignation Today Over Darren Rainey’s Death<http://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/darrenrainey-darren-rainey-protesters-to-demand-justice-rundles-resignation-today-9228377>


  1. Innocent pedestrian attacked by police, framed with charges, imprisoned for 15 months<http://www.policestateusa.com/2014/ronald-jones/>


  1. Miami Herald: Allegations Of Abuse Of Mentally-Ill In Florida Prison<http://fcir.org/2014/05/21/miami-herald-allegations-of-abuse-of-mentally-ill-in-florida-prison/>


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Prosecute Darren Wilson for the shooting and killing of Mike Brown


Take Governor Jay Nixon out of office for the way he handled the situation in Ferguson, Missouri

The way Governor Jay Nixon handled Ferguson is a disgrace. The way he allowed the officers and swat teams to take away our First Amendment. The tear gassing of innocent protesters which included woman and children. The waste of our tax dollars on calling in the National Guard, the Missouri State Troopers, and other authorities. For arresting news reporters for doing their job. He handled the situation poorly and does not deserve to be our Missouri Governor.


Aug 18, 2014

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Please sign this petition. The petition requires law enforcement officers wear cameras. Recent studies showed significant decrease in racial profiling–stops and searches–and police violence with cameras worn by Officers of the Law 24/7 http://wh.gov/luMrD


Mike Brown Law. Requires all state, county, and local police to wear a camera.

Create a bill, sign into law, and set aside funds to require all state,county, and local police, to wear a camera. Due to the latest accounts of deadly encounters with police, We the People, petition for the Mike Brown Law. Create a bill, sign into law, and set aside funds to require all state,county, and local police, to wear a camera.The law shall be made in an effort to not only detour police misconduct(i.e. brutality, profiling, abuse of power), but to ensure that all police are following procedure, and to remove all question, from normally questionable police encounters. As well, as help to hold all parties within a police investigation, accountable for their actions.

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Urge Temple’s President to take action and investigate its inaccurate private prison study



Private prisons are making a killing off the torture, abuse, and unjust imprisonment of Black and brown kids and adults. Inaccurate research allows private prisons to keep harming our communities.

Petition to Temple University President Theobald on your behalf. You can add a personal comment in the box provided. If you are affiliated with Temple please mention that in your comments


Petitioning Virginia State Supreme Court for Travion Blount, Common Wealth State of Virginia, Governor Terry McAuliffe

 15 years old, sentenced to 118 years and 6 life sentences FOR A ROBBERY! We are seeking justice for Travion Blount.



Justice for Professor Ersula Ore

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The Success of The War On Drugs on Education

The Success of The War On Drugs  on Education

Part 2 of Prison Reform Benefits Education Reform


Was the war on drugs successful? At one time, many believed that blacks were criminals, and I started to fear my own people. The power of the media in creating illusions should never be dismissed.

The war on drugs (WOD) neither reduced drug overdoses nor drug ingestion. WOD harmed innocent children and their families by depriving children of education and placing them in toxic environments (prisons) where they were physically abused and sexually molested (by the United States government).

Over sustained periods, violent environments lacking support produce toxic stress. Toxic stress is a well-established risk factor for both physical and mental illnesses; stress is a major factor underlying the pathology of chronic medical conditions.

Toxic stress compounds pre-existing risk factors in children, as much as four to six times over children with similar risk factors who are exposed to stress, but have supportive adult networks and are not exposed to prison.

Table 1 List of High Risk Behaviors

Risky behaviors include and are not limited to:

1.  Increased risk of drug and alcohol abuse;

2.  Increased risk of suicide;

3.  Increased risk of violence;

4.  Increased risk of sexual infections, pregnancy and molestation;

5.  Increased risk of homelessness;

6.  Increased risk of poverty;

7.  Increased risk of Mental Illness; and

8.  Increased risk of re-incarceration.

Again, I repeat: public schools are the main pipelines to prisons. School-to-prison pipelines are massive problems in communities of color. Zero tolerance, racial profiling, and school-to-prison policies relegate school discipline to prisons. Children who act out are considered difficult to teach, consuming scarce and valued time. What else can overworked teachers and educators working in understaffed schools do with children considered as “trouble-makers?”

Public schools and private prisons expose inner-city children with risk factors to distasteful mixtures of human depravity, bondage, and isolation, as well as unnecessary cruelty, violence, torture, sexual molestation, humiliation, physical abuse, and death. In the United States of America, children with behavioral issues are treated in prisons regardless of their age, diagnosis of mental illness, and lack of appropriate comprehensive evaluation. How effective has that been?

A study of 35,000 former Chicago public school students (4), completed by Anna Aizer of Brown University and Joseph Doyle Jr. of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, showed:

Unsurprisingly, going to jail as a kid has “strong negative effects” on a child’s chance to get an education. Youth that went to prison were 39 percentage points less likely to finish high school than other kids who were from the same neighborhood. Even young offenders who weren’t imprisoned were better off; they were thirteen percent more likely to finish high school than their incarcerated peers.


More surprisingly, given that prison is supposed to deter crime, going to jail also made kids more likely to offend again. Young offenders who were incarcerated were a staggering 67 percent more likely to be in jail (again) by the age of 25 than similar young offenders who didn’t go to prison. Moreover, a similar pattern held true for serious crimes. Aizer and Doyle found that incarcerated youths were more likely to commit “homicide, violent crime, property crime and drug crimes” than those that didn’t serve time.

These findings are particularly troubling given that kids are often sent to the criminal justice system for relatively minor offenses.

The prefrontal cortex of a child does not fully develop until around 25-30 years old. Incarcerating children for mistakes – such as drug possession or bullying – teaches the wrong lessons, stunts personal growth, and exponentially increases baseline risk factors for children. Prisons create more risk factors and ensure children fail by limiting their paths to one of darkness, without opportunities for light, often ever again.

Children cannot communicate their feelings as well as adults, so they do what children do best: act out.

Public schools, soon to be charter schools, are similar to private prisons, cataloguing children by name, rank, and future potential inmate ID. Public school pipelines to prison are well-funded, lucrative, and powerful alliances that exploit children, families, and communities by turning the lights off on brighter futures while damning innocent children to lives of deep psychological pain.

Are teachers and educators listening to their customers? What are children telling teachers and educators? Few teachers take time to listen or inquire, and we have few indicators to measure student satisfaction with education.

Are teachers better educators with children in prisons instead of classrooms? How can teachers and educators create positive school climates?

How much does the average inner city class size shrink due to imprisonment of students by the end of the year? What is the impact of these policies on other students?

A system of care approach that applies Big Data is a scalable and fully customizable model for making education relevant and appropriate, leading to healthy, productive children.

Our culturally diverse country makes one-sized education to fit all communities unpalatable and irrelevant for many cultures. A system of care approach empowers communities to set priorities around needs of children and their families while employing resources within the community.

A system of care approach is one of many collaborative approaches to education and metrics that empower communities through community participation and engagement.

Armed with Big Data, education and law enforcement will be more responsive to communities, which will be more informed… I hope.



  1.  What Is IDEA?


  1.  What is a System of Care?


  1.  United States Citizens Justice Database 


  1.  STUDY: Throwing Kids In Jail Makes Crime Worse, Ruins Lives


  1. Prison Reform Benefits Education Reform  Part 1


Big Business and Slavery


Big business and potential slavery



The private prison industry is one of the fastest growing in the US with its investors sitting on Wall Street. It is a full-blown, extremely profitable industry generating millions of dollars of income for its investors. It even has its own websites, trade shows, catalogues, conventions, etc, which is an exploitation of the concept of incarceration and the incarcerated to its maximum degree. The incarcerated in private prisons are responsible for manufacturing a plethora of items such as military helmets, bulletproof vests, pants, ID tags, tents, bags, office furniture, microphones, headphones, speakers, medical supplies, aeroplane parts, and the list goes on. Human rights organisations are well aware that these are the components that directly lead to the incredibly huge profits that the investors of private prisons enjoy, but what can be done about it?

Full Story:  Big business and potential slavery


Bill Maher Rails Against Militarized Police Culture in Outstanding Monologue

Bill Maher Rails Against Militarized Police Culture in Outstanding Monologue




Thank you Bill Maher.  Great to see comedians speak out about the police state surrounding Americans and the Continue reading “Bill Maher Rails Against Militarized Police Culture in Outstanding Monologue”

A Staten Island Man Dead After Police Harassment and Brutality by NYPD

A Staten Island Man Dead After Police Harassment and Brutality by NYPD

Eric Garner Died After NYPD Put Him In A Chokehold, Slammed His Head On Ground During   Arrest [VIDEO] [with  unsubstantiated unilateral stories by the police (NYPD).  Stories disputed by  witnesses and  video.]

I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe!” Garner screamed six times and then went quiet. Paramedics were called to the scene.

“They jumped him and they were choking him. He was foaming at the mouth,” Orta told the Daily News. “And that’s it, he was done. The cops were saying, ‘No, he’s OK, he’s OK.” He wasn’t OK.”

Police accused Eric Garner (a man from Staten Island) of selling UNTAXED cigarettes; however a witness said the now murdered dead man, Eric Garner had just broken up a fight.  In the video, it is Eric Garner frustratingly pleads with officers to stop their harassment.   NYPD needs no more funding:  who gets arrested for selling illegal cigarettes?  What is an ‘illegal cigarette’?   Jails are overcrowded yet  NYPD harrassed and murdered a black man because he dared to stand up for his AMERICAN rights.

NYPD cover story of Eric Garner, murdered by NYPD, selling illegal cigarettes is so compelling to White Americans,  police harassment and brutality resulting in murder  were warranted in an arrest for selling illegal cigarettes.  That will be the finding of NYPD investigation of itself.

Eric Garner leaves behind a wife and  6 children reported Associated Press.

Garner, who was asthmatic, told police to let him breathe, but officers had him pinned to the ground and slammed his head.Garner, who was asthmatic, told police to let him breathe, but officers had him pinned to the ground and slammed his head.In the video, officers are seen putting the 43-year-old man in a chokehold and knocking him to the ground while he screamed that he couldn’t breathe.

Garner, who was asthmatic, told police to let him breathe, but officers had him pinned to the ground and slammed his head.

Appeared it was Eric’s time for imprisonment but he had enough of police harassment now he is DEAD!  Another black male needed for imprisonment by law  United States Law enforcement and Justice Departments to replace Eric Garner, deceased husband and father of six.

Suggestion to the Family of Eric Garner:  Forget the NYPD investigation of itself…nothing will come from it.   File  Civil Suits against the city of NY, the state of NY, NYPD and the individual officers for wrongful death.   Sue them each personally…when their names are listed in lawsuits…others may begin to take notice.

Start a legal defense fund; Get the NAACP involved and if they do not get involved let the people know.   {That is one organization where communication is unilateral and marked by the $ sign. Recently,  I have yet to speak to a live person at any level from that organization and that was not always the case.}

Full Story at  :  Eric Garner Died After NYPD Put Him In A Chokehold, Slammed His Head On Ground During Arrest [VIDEO]

Staten Island Man KILLED after NYPD Cop Puts Him In CHOKEHOLD For Breaking Up a FIGHT!!

Source for Related Stories:

United States Citizens Justice Database | Updated July 19


Prison Reform Benefits Education Reform | A System of Care



Above The Law : Compare and Contrast Police Behavior

Compare and Contrast Police At Work


Two videos:  one victim white the other black. Observe police behavior and note the  commentaries

Claims of excessive force against police department investigated


My commentary on youtube:

I can provide many other training videos that are worse.   For someone in law enforcement  to say he has never seen this before means that person is  FOS or is incompetent or does not look at videos where the victim’s pigment is dark



Chattanooga Racist Police Brutally Assault Adam Tatum


You decide… police harassment of young black males is racial profiling.



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