Two Whistle-Blowers Say They Were Run Out of VA Hospital in Jennings, Louisiana


TWO Whistle-Blowers Say They Were Run Out of VA Hospital in Jennings, Louisiana

Two whistle-blowers at a Louisiana Veterans Affairs hospital say they found widespread corruption and were subjected to uncomfortable retaliation when they brought their concerns forward.

Crystal LeJeune and Harvey Norris are whistle-blowers and former employees of the Alexandria, Louisiana VA Medical Center system.

Each worked at a clinic in Jennings, Louisiana — which was part of the Alexandria VA Health Care system; both are speaking out exclusively for the first time to The Daily Caller.

Both say that not only did they find widespread waste, fraud, and abuse — primarily in the Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) department — but experienced retaliation for speaking out.

Crystal LeJeune

The Allegations

LeJeune said in an Office of Special Counsel (OSC) complaint that she has witnessed “patient neglect, falsification of Veterans’ medical records, fraudulent billing, misuse of government vehicles, tampering…

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News & Culture Argentina: The Handmaid’s Tale Author Backs Abortion Rights


 

News > Culture  Argentina: The Handmaid’s Tale Author Backs Abortion Rights

Women in Argentina hold symbolic protest outside the senate to demand legal abortions.

Margaret Atwood urged VP Gabriela Michetti, a staunch detractor of legalizing abortion, to ask herself if she wants to live in a country where “half the population is enslaved.”

Activists in Argentina who are are fighting for access to legal, safe and free abortions up to the 14th week of pregnancy have gained a new international ally: Canadian writer Margaret Atwood, most popular for her TV-series-adapted novel The Handmaid’s Tale. … https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Argentina-The-Handmaids-Tale-Author-Backs-Abortion-Rights-20180713-0006.html

(CHICAGO) CPD REPORT: An angry crowd shouted and threw bottles at police after an officer fatally shot a man on the city’s South Side Saturday, prompting the arrest of at least four demonstrators #AceNewsDesk reports — Ace News Services


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Joseph Saunders carries a cross at a protest July 7, 2018, in Chicago. The protesters were attempting to increase pressure on public officials to address the gun violence that's claimed hundreds of lives in some of the city's poorest neighborhoods.

NOTE: AS I REBLOGGED ACENEWSREPORT I IMMEDIATELY FELT, THAT A BLACK MAN WAS SHOT! SO I BLOG THIS HERE ON ONE OF MY BLOGS: colouredjustice.wordpress.com 

Foto:source: https://www.voanews.com/a/chicago-police-shooting/4483362.html

#AceNewsReport – July.16: Chicago police patrol chief Fred Waller told a news conference that the man was shot in the South Shore neighborhood after police officers on foot tried to question him because “the bulge around his waistband” suggested he was armed: The man became combative and eventually broke free from the officers, Waller said. […]

via (CHICAGO) CPD REPORT: An angry crowd shouted and threw bottles at police after an officer fatally shot a man on the city’s South Side Saturday, prompting the arrest of at least four demonstrators #AceNewsDesk reports — Ace News Services

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Die zweite Hinrichtung – Amerika und die Todesstrafe Dokumentarfilm & weitere Videos zu diesem Thema


NO TO DEATH PENALTY

Dokumentarfilm

Die zweite Hinrichtung – Amerika und die Todesstrafe

https://www.br.de/br-fernsehen/sendungen/dokumentarfilm/die-zweite-hinrichtung-amerika-und-die-todesstrafe-dokumentarfilm-102.html

https://www.br.de/mediathek/video/dox-der-dokumentarfilm-im-br-die-zweite-hinrichtung-amerika-und-die-todesstrafe-av:5b0c0ddeb8bcf1001810138b

WEITERE VIDEOS AM ENDE DIESES TEXTES

Am 16. September 2009 soll der zum Tode verurteilte Romell Broom hingerichtet werden. Doch die Hinrichtung des 53-Jährigen mit der Giftspritze muss nach qualvollen zwei Stunden und 18 schmerzhaften Tötungsversuchen abgebrochen werden. Michael Verhoevens Dokumentarfilm rollt den Fall neu auf.
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Im Gefängnis von Lucasville, Ohio, soll am 16. September 2009 ein Häftling hingerichtet werden – Romell Broom, 53 Jahre alt, Afroamerikaner, und seit 1985 zum Tode verurteilt wegen Entführung, Vergewaltigung und Ermordung eines 14-jährigen Mädchens. Doch beim Versuch, den Mann hinzurichten, geschieht das eigentlich Unmögliche: Die Hinrichtung mit der Giftspritze muss nach zwei Stunden und 18 für den Todeskandidaten extrem schmerzhaften Versuchen, bei ihm einen intravenösen Zugang zu legen, erfolglos abgebrochen werden.

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Originaltitel: Die zweite Hinrichtung – Amerika und die Todesstrafe (D, 2011)
Regie: Michael Verhoeven
Länge: 90 Minuten

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Experts say that solitary confinement longer than 15 DAYS is torture. This man, in Texas, has been in solitary for nearly 25 *YEARS*. Terrific reporting via @solitarywatch.


Decades After Prison Escapes, Men Face Life in Solitary Confinement With No Way Out

By Madeline Batt

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Experts say that solitary confinement longer than 15 DAYS is torture. This man, in Texas, has been in solitary for nearly 25 *YEARS*. Terrific reporting via @solitarywatch.

Update, July 2018: Recently Dennis Hope, whose story is featured in this article, shared with us the complaint from a lawsuit he has filed pro se in federal district court in Texas. Hope challenges the constitutionality of his nearly 25 years in extreme solitary confinement, and particularly the lack of justification or any meaningful review process for his ongoing isolation. Attorneys who might be interested in taking on his case pro bono can email info@solitarywatch.com or contact Hope directly at Dennis Hope 579097, Polunsky Unit, 3872 FM 350 South, Livingston, TX 77351.

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According to Dennis Hope, life in the Allan B. Polunsky Unit is like being in a “never-ending torture chamber,” where he must constantly fight to keep his sanity. He has seen others lose the battle — hanging themselves or slicing open their wrists and faces. Some in Polunsky have responded in even more extreme ways: In 2004, Andre Thomas, a man with paranoid schizophrenia, gouged out his eye and ate it.

The Polunsky Unit is a maximum security Texas prison that houses Texas’ Death Row, and is notorious for its restrictive conditions. The men held in its most secure sections are confined to small cells for at least 22 hours per day, and even the few hours they are allowed out are spent in isolation. Most remain there for years or decades….http://solitarywatch.com/author/madeline-batt/

Mecklenburg jail faces ‘urgent crisis’ after four inmates die, advocates say


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Mecklenburg jail faces ‘urgent crisis’ after four inmates die, advocates say

By Gavin Off, LaVendrick Smith And Ames Alexander
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July 12, 2018 02:13 PM
Updated July 13, 2018 04:57 PM
After a Mecklenburg County Jail inmate died Thursday — the fourth to die in two months — prisoner advocates and families of the deceased are calling for reform.
Jerome Thompson, 52, jumped from the second floor of a general housing pod Wednesday around 10:30 p.m., the sheriff’s office said in a news release. He suffered a fractured skull and was taken to a hospital for surgery, officials said….

Read more here: https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article214767830.html#storylink=cpy

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From executive suite to jail: what one CEO learned in prison — Financial Post


One moment you’re the globetrotting head of a corporation with an army of subordinates to execute your every order, the next you’re behind bars and required to file requests for items as banal as toilet paper. While jailing executives, particularly those of global companies, is an almost unheard of occurrence in Germany, that’s just what…

via From executive suite to jail: what one CEO learned in prison — Financial Post