Darren Rainey was locked in a boiling hot shower and cooked to death back in 2014, yet there will be no charges for the monsters who did this to him because they operated as agents of the state.
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…
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Actually, Davis was not that bad a man. A West Point graduate who, I believe, was asked to lead his home turf. Robert E. Lee was also a most honorable man, one of the best ever to come out of the USMA ever. He wanted to stay with the Union, but, the appeal to his “Son of Virginia” loyalties was hard to turn-down.
Many of the rest were outright Racists, like Trump and Sessions, and many were high-up in the KKK!
Ugh no. Most definitely not so. Jefferson Davis continued to insist until his dying days that the particularly cruel race-based system of enslavement was a benefit to the Africans who were enslaved. He once wrote
“As a mere historical fact, we have seen that African servitude among us ―confessedly the mildest and most humane of all institutions to which the name “slavery” has ever been applied―existed in all the original states, and that it was recognized and protected in the fourth article of the Constitution.”
That shitbag Robert E. Lee believed that slavery was a “civilizing force” for Black people. http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2015/06/robert_e_lee_owned_slaves_and.html Let’s not kid ourselves into thinking these people “weren’t that bad.”
Caleb, neither Davis nor Lee wanted the Confederate Flag (which one though?) flown at their funerals.
You might be right about what they said or wrote, but keep in mind that we cannot judge people by today’s standards, but only by what they were at the time those actions took place.
There were many, many slaves, even in D. C., at the time of the Civil War, and Blacks in the north were also retreated by other forms of racism, if not outright racism.
In fact, those who have studied the history of the Deep South, after the War, felt that, in many instances, the lives of many Blacks were even much worse than during the War.
Post Civil War, it took a couple ofr decades for many Blacks to find their way and yet, especially in rural areas, where both Blacks and Whites have limited education, there is still a good bit more Discrimination than there should be.
No disagreement there. I just find the statement that these two obvious white supremacists were “not that that bad” a little much to swallow.
Caleb, my point is that, in judging someone, it helps to at least, give some consideration to what views were prevalent in their time.
Let’s face it, there are many racists who exist today, but, they are not spewing hatred constantly. In those day, people wrote-out their beliefs more fully–memoirs, “papers”, memos, and such.
I will agree on the point that many of the racists today (and there are a great many) are not exactly putting their racist thoughts and beliefs down on paper or the internet (though a great deal of them certainly are.)
Caleb, I live in the next County, Broward, where Ft. Lauderdale is. Also, Miami-Dade Country is one of the few local governments that headed away from being a Sanctuary City, which is kind of peculiar, since half of South America and the Caribbean live there, and has many close ties to their roots.
Then tie Jeff Sessions proclaiming that Justice will ask for the toughest sentences possible–even for non-violent offenders. Quite an odd way to stop the Police killing Blacks, and vic e versa. Unjustifiable homicide–in either direction–is still Homicide!
Also, Trumpie is repealing President Obama’s decision to stop using For-Profit prison corporations to house Federal inmates. There’s money to bed made in them that cells, and those companies have deep pockets to contribute to “Trump Republicans!”
Jeff Sessions is an unreconstructed confederate. I imagine he was heartbroken about the Jefferson Davis statue being removed as a public monument to white supremacy in New Orleans last week.