Woman’s face shattered after DUI arrest
- Feuerstein needed reconstructive surgery, metal plate
Woman’s face shattered after DUI arrest
A veteran police officer outside of Chicago has been arrested and charged after surveillance video allegedly shows him shoving a woman in a holding cell. Cassandra Feuerstein was arrested for drunk driving. Police say Feuerstein resisted the booking process.
Surveillance video shows what appears to be Officer Michael Hart shoving Feuerstein into a holding cell. Feuerstein goes headfirst into a cement bench. Her injuries were severe. She says her eye socket was broken, she cut her cheek and her teeth were loosened.
Now, seven months after the incident Officer Hart is being charged with aggravated battery. HLN reached out to his attorney, Jed Stone, who said that he believes when the dust settles, we will see [Officer Hart] didn’t commit a crime. He believes she lost her balance and fell forward because she was intoxicated. And she fell into a concrete buttress. [Officer Hart] was trying to get her to cooperate by putting her in a holding cell.
ACLU AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION
Because freedom can’t protect itself.
For 3,278 people, it was nonviolent offenses like stealing a $159 jacket or serving as a middleman in the sale of $10 of marijuana. An estimated 65% of them are Black. Many of them were struggling with mental illness, drug dependency or financial desperation when they committed their crimes. None of them will ever come home to their parents and children. And taxpayers are spending billions to keep them behind bars.
Stealing Tools from a Tool Shed
Patrick Matthews was arrested while riding in the truck of a friend who pawned stolen tools and a welding machine, which he was convicted of stealing. Patrick is now 25. Since he was sentenced to die in prison three years ago, he has completed his GED, and participates in Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous. “I never in the world would’ve thought that could happen,” he says. “Made one mistake and was treated like a murderer.” Patrick had no violent criminal history and had never served a single day in a Department of Corrections facility. He desperately misses his two young children, Blayton and Hayley, who are eight and six years old. One of the judges who reviewed Patrick’s appeal said he did not “believe that the ends of justice are met by a mandatory sentence for this 22-year-old,” but that legislation mandated sending Patrick away for the rest of his life because of unarmed burglary convictions when he was 17. …
Carrying Drugs for an Abusive Boyfriend
Teresa Griffin was sentenced to die behind bars for her first offense. She was 26 and seven months pregnant when police apprehended her with $38,500 of her boyfriend’s cash and half a pound of his cocaine. Several years before, she told her boyfriend that she was leaving him. According to Griffin, he hit her and threatened to kill her and take two of her children away if she left him. He was extremely jealous and controlling, and forbade her to go to school or work. Teresa says her boyfriend used her as a mule to transport drugs between Texas and Oklahoma, and forced her to pick up the cash proceeds of his drug sales. Griffin, now 47, has served 22 years in prison and says she feels immense remorse for her actions. “I would give anything…to be able to make different decisions,” she says. “I know I did something wrong, but not enough to take away my life.”
Can you imagine a mother without her oldest son? A father who will never make it home for his kids’ birthdays?
It’s not too late to give these families hope.
Watch this video and help us fight extreme sentences for nonviolent crimes – sentences that have reached absurd, tragic and costly heights.
Taking a Wallet from a Hotel Room
Andrew Jackson has a sixth-grade education and worked as a cook. He was convicted of burglary for stealing a wallet from a Myrtle Beach hotel room when he was 44 years old. According to prosecutors, he woke two vacationing golfers as he entered the room and stole a wallet, then pretended to be a security guard and ran away. Police arrested him when he tried to use the stolen credit card at a pancake house. According to Jackson, because his court-appointed attorney failed to properly prepare for trial and did not even know the charges against him, Jackson chose to represent himself but did not understand anything during his trial. Because of two prior convictions for burglary, Jackson was sentenced to mandatory life without parole under South Carolina’s three-strikes law. “I felt hurt and afraid [of] the ending of life,” Jackson said. He speaks weekly with his mother, a pastor.
Having Someone Hide Drugs in Your Home
Stephanie Yvette George was a 23-year-old single mother of three when police found drugs hidden in a lockbox in her attic. The father of one of George’s children confessed the drugs were his, and George says she had no idea the drugs were hidden in her home. She was convicted of playing a minor role in a crack cocaine conspiracy. At her sentencing hearing, the judge said George’s role in drug dealing had “basically been as a girlfriend and bag holder and money holder.” He did not want to sentence her to die in prison, but his “hands [were] tied” because of her prior convictions for minor drug offenses three years earlier. George’s children desperately miss their mother. Her daughter, Kendra, says, “I wish she was around to talk with me, see me off to the prom, or come see me graduate from high school…I miss her so much.”
Borrowing a Co-Worker’s Truck
After serving two years in prison during his mid-twenties for inadvertently killing someone during a bar fight, Aaron Jones turned his life around. He earned an electrical technician degree, married, became an ordained reverend, and founded the Perfect Love Outreach Ministry. Years later, Aaron was hired to renovate a motel in Florida, and was living in an employee-sponsored apartment with two other workers, one of whom had a truck that was used as a company vehicle by all the co-workers. Jones decided to drive this truck home to Louisiana to visit his wife and four children. When Aaron’s co-worker woke up to find his truck missing, he reported it stolen. Aaron was pulled over by police while driving the truck. He has already served 14 years and will be in prison in Louisiana until he dies. He says of his sentence, “You are just waiting for your number to be called, to heaven or hell.”
Map: A Living Death
Of the 3,278 prisoners doing life for nonviolent crimes, 63% were sentenced by federal courts; the rest are in nine state prison systems. Click here to meet some of the individual prisoners waiting to die behind bars and see where they’re serving time. These accounts include interviews with prisoners’ parents, children, and spouses who have been punished emotionally and economically by their loved ones’ permanent absence.
GO TO AND Watch more: https://www.aclu.org/living-death-sentenced-die-behind-bars-what
- New ACLU report spotlights thousands of nonviolent prisoners serving LWOP terms (sentencing.typepad.com)
“It’s just heartless. How could they be so heartless?”
Paul Joseph Watson Infowars.com November 4, 2013
A Louisiana, Missouri father was prevented from saving his 3-year-old son from a house fire when cops tased him three times for attempting to enter the burning building.
- Unbelievable! Unforgivable! the face of tyranny, up close and personal…. (powderedwigsociety.com)
- Cops Tase Father Trying To Save His 3-Year-Old Son From House Fire (endtimebibleprophecy.wordpress.com)
- Cops Tase Father Trying To Save His 3-Year-Old Son From House Fire (patriotrising.com)
- Cops Tase Father Trying To Save His 3-Year-Old Son From House Fire… (redflagnews.com)
- Cops Tase Father Trying To Save His 3-Year-Old Son From House Fire – CHILD DIES & FATHER JAILED [VIDEO] (secretsofthefed.com)
- Family: Louisiana, MO Police stun father as son died in house fire (fromthetrenchesworldreport.com)
- Police Taser And Arrest Man For Trying To Save His Child From House Fire (VIDEO) (addictinginfo.org)
- Cops Tase Father Trying To Save His 3-Year-Old Son From House Fire (truthfrequencyradio.com)
- Cops Tase Father Trying To Save His 3-Year-Old Son From House Fire… (gopthedailydose.com)
MISERICORDIA FOR HERMAN! “MY OWN BODY HAS NOW BECOME A TOOL OF TORTURE AGAINST ME!” Herman Wallace, dying from liver cancer – after 41 years of solitary confinement
Amnesty International USA Action Alert
“My own body has now become a tool of torture against me.” – Herman Wallace, ‘Angola 3’ prisoner, who is dying from liver cancer
Show humanity for Herman
Gov. Jindal can end the nightmare for 71-year-old Herman Wallace and ensure that a dying man won’t spend his final days alone in a prison cell.
Please sign this petition urging Gov. Jindal to release ‘Angola 3′ prisoner Herman Wallace on humanitarian grounds.
Herman has suffered nearly 41 years of solitary confinement after a highly questionable conviction and no physical evidence linking him to the murder he’s accused of committing.
Herman’s conviction continues to be challenged before the courts today. But his time is running out. The 71-year old man has terminal liver cancer. His doctors say he may only have weeks to live, if that.
Herman has lost 34 pounds in the past two months. He’s finally receiving treatment, but the cancer has accelerated.
And I recently learned that prison authorities withheld Herman’s chemotherapy treatment for 6 weeks, leaving him to suffer in a lonely cell. “My own body has now become a tool of torture against me,” says Herman.
Tell Gov. Jindal to grant Herman Wallace a compassionate release.
Louisiana authorities have suggested that Herman’s activism played a major role in his prolonged solitary confinement. If that is true, Herman has paid a wrenching, torturous price for speaking out against injustice.
No one can give Herman the years he lost in solitary back but your one simple action today – signing this petition – can help Herman find freedom in his final moments.
There’s not much time. Please raise your voice now.
Campaigner, Individuals and Communities at Risk Program
Amnesty International USA
- Angola 3″ Prisoner Herman Wallace Diagnosed with Liver Cancer (moorbey.wordpress.com)
- Opening the Box: Sarah Shourd on Herman Wallace, California Hunger Strikers and the Horror of Solitary Confinement (truthfultragedy.wordpress.com)
- Bail request filed by Herman Wallace’s legal team (moorbey.wordpress.com)
- Take action w/ Amnesty Intl: Compassionate Release for Herman Wallace of the Angola 3! (indybay.org)
- Sarah Shourd: What Everyone Ought to Know About Angola 3 and Solitary Confinement (moorbey.wordpress.com)
- Bail request filed by Herman Wallace’s legal team (inprisonedwomen.wordpress.com)
- Herman has just been diagnosed (daytimerunninglights.wordpress.com)
- 40 Years in Solitary (darkgovernment.com)
- Sarah Shourd: What Everyone Ought to Know About Angola 3 and Solitary Confinement (amnestyusa.org)
Inside Mexico‘s Overcrowded Prisons
Why Care About Internet Privacy? [Epipheo.TV]
See on Scoop.it – up2-21
Whenever you browse the Internet, websites are collecting information about you and using it to fuel their businesses. They use your information to display relevant ads, to sell you products you might be interested in, and more.
If you’re okay with companies collecting your information, that’s fine. If you’re not, there are steps you can take to lessen the risk.
See on http://www.youtube.com
- Rethinking Privacy in the Internet Age (etanzapinsky.com)
- California May Join EU in Two-Front Internet Privacy Push – Bloomberg – Bloomberg (go.bloomberg.com)
- Internet Privacy Poster (emilyanneaustin.wordpress.com)
- Reclaim Your Internet Privacy. Encrypt! (linuxadvocates.com)
- Boris Johnson: Internet privacy doesn’t exist, posting letters the way to go in this age of cyber-snooping (metro.co.uk)
- Shock over U.S. social media snooping (thehindu.com)
- Better Internet Privacy (belichev.wordpress.com)
- Internet Privacy & The Snooper’s Charter (mitchellsroberton.wordpress.com)
- Privacy and the Internet (reneedanya.wordpress.com)
- Surveillance Creep (trkoa.wordpress.com)
By Jean Mikle/The Asbury Park Press
TRENTON — Convicted of three counts of robbery when he was still a young man, Steven Thomas has been in prison since December 1982. Now 62, frail and suffering from a relapse of Hepatitis C, he’s one of an increasing number of inmates in New Jersey’s correctional institutions who have grown old behind bars.
“I did a robbery when I was 27, 26 years old, and I’ve been locked up ever since,” Thomas told the Asbury Park Press while sitting at the edge of his hospital bed in a hospice unit at South Woods State Prison in Bridgeton. “I wouldn’t want to die here.”
Since 2000, the number of prisoners over age 50 in New Jersey’s state prisons has jumped nearly 90 percent. Now nearly 3,000 older prisoners are in the state’s eight adult correctional institutions.
The older prisoner population has continued to soar even as the number of adult offenders incarcerated in New Jersey state prisons has declined by 7 percent since 2009, to about 17,000 last year, according to state Department of Corrections figures.
Older prisoners are also the fastest growing segment of the U.S. prison population. An estimated 246,000 people over 50 were behind bars last year, according to a 2012 American Civil Liberties Union report.
The growing number of older prisoners, like Thomas, represents a potential fiscal time bomb for the state and nation: Elderly prisoners cost more because almost all expenses related to their health care must be borne by state tax dollars.
If it costs New Jersey an average of $71,000 to care for each elderly inmate, as one study suggests, that would cost taxpayers $21.3 million — about double the cost for the same number of younger, healthy inmates.
Some states, including Louisiana, have moved to make it easier for older, nonviolent offenders to be released early, while others have created separate housing accommodations. …. Read more there!
- Inmates, attorneys post reviews about prisons on Yelp (wtkr.com)
- Health care costs for older inmates skyrocket (hurricaneville.wordpress.com)
- Death of young Inmate at Canon City Prison under Investigtion (inprisonedwomen.wordpress.com)
- Health care costs for older inmates skyrocket (usatoday.com)
- “How Expensive is Justice?” (inprisonedwomen.wordpress.com)
Wer ist Jens Söring ?
Veröffentlicht am 03.03.2013
So many people are watching, even begging and praying
for Jens Söring. How could we change his life
to a better one?
Mit der freundlichen Bitte um Kenntnisnahme
und herzlichen Grüssen.
- Prison novelist GLENN LANGOHR on O.C. Register’s Front Page (bookmavenpicks.wordpress.com)
- Of Prison and Reform: My Interview with Glenn Langohr on Prison Reform (thiscollegedropout.wordpress.com)
- Links to Glenn Langohr´s Drug War & Prison Books in Print, Kindle & Audio: (womeninjail.wordpress.com)
- Links to Glenn Langohr´s Drug War & Prison Books in Print, Kindle & Audio: (inprisonedwomen.wordpress.com)
- State Crime Data Log Is Lacking Due to Drug War by Glenn Langohr (deafinprison.wordpress.com)
- Can this OC drug dealer go straight? (ocregister.com)
- A Great Post About Prison Life (inprisonedwomen.wordpress.com)
- Underdog, A True Crime Thriller of Prison Life (Book Review) (thiscollegedropout.wordpress.com)
- Glenn Langohr’s Prison Memoir Got Another Great Review From a Criminal Justice Professor at U.C. Irvine (asolitarytorture.wordpress.com)
- Glenn Langohr’s Prison Memoir Got Another Great Review From a Criminal Justice Professor at U.C. Irvine (lascrucescarpenter.wordpress.com)