Wednesday, 4 October 2017

WHY DIDN’T THE DADE COUNTY STATE ATTORNEY PROVIDE CLEAR VIDEO FOOTAGE ON THE DARREN RAINEY MURDER TO THE MEDIA, ETC.?

From a prison-cell in Tennessee - USA - Harold Hempstead - former child-police-agent - wrongfully imprisoned for one hundred and sixty-five years in one of the World-s most brutal penal systems and witness to the ghastly torture-murder of the non-violent mentally disturbed black Muslim convict Darren Rainey - asks some questions about the glaring inconsistencies in the official version of events in the Rainey case-
Darren Rainy
This is the fifty-fourth blog Harold has published on this topic and other grievous human rights abuses within the Florida Department of Corrections - the same dubious entity that will almost certainly murder an innocent man in a few hours time - Michael Lambrix - not the only innocent man trapped in Florida-s disgusting house of the condemned-
Harold has told me he has plenty more to say regarding the death of Darren Rainey-  In fact it is his continuing tenacity and insistence in witnessing the truth about the extreme brutality of the Florida prison system that gave birth to his epithet - The Caged Crusader - he-s also known wryly as Miami Harold in tribute to the paper that broke the story to the world - The Miami Herald-
Some people just call him The Witness-  I believe this "common criminal" will one day be recognized by the world as a true friend of humanity and a moral example to look up to with admiration-  The US authorities have yet to come round to this view-
Jeremy Schanche 5th October 2017
 
"In the beginning of 2012, while I was incarcerated in the Dade Correctional Institution Transitional Care Unit (TCU), I was told by several Lieutenants, Sergeants and officers that a new camera system had been installed in the TCU, that the new camera system was digital, that it could tell if a dime on the ground was on heads or tails and it had very clear footage.  The reason why so many security staff told me the foregoing was because I was the primary Orderly for all the shifts and Lieutenants in the TCU and they wanted to make sure I knew a new camera system was watching security and I when we were working on the floor in the TCU.  Security always kept me aware of issues with the mounted camera system solely because a lot of bad things happened in the TCU, and the cameras were always a threat to the staff when the cameras were operating.  My diary from 2012, that State, Federal officials and the media have, shows that in 2012 there was multiple staff-related investigations into issues that happened in the TCU.  Because I was the primary Orderly for security, I was often placed under investigation with the staff, solely because I was often present when security staff were doing things they shouldn’t have been doing.  There’s several 2012 entries in my diary that talk about the mounted security cameras.  The reason I’m bringing this up is I know from personal knowledge how clear the footage was from the mounted digital cameras in the TCU in 2012 and I’ve been told the camera footage from 2012 in the Darren Rainey murder case that the Dade County Florida State Attorney released to the media and others was unclear / blury.  I haven’t personally got a chance to view the camera footage but two people who have the video footage on the Rainey murder told me how unclear / blury the footage is that they received from the Dade County State Attorney.  Did the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) intentionally provide the Miami-Dade Police Department and Dade County State Attorney with unclear / blury video footage from the night Rainey was murdered and this is why the Dade County State Attorney provided unclear / blury camera footage to the media etc?  Did FDC provide clear video footage to the police and the Dade County Florida State Attorney intentionally provided unlcear / blury camera footage to the media etc. to aid in their attempt to cover up Rainey’s murder?  I don’t know the answers to these questions.  I just know that my 2012 diary proves I had several dealings with the mounted security cameras and from my personal experiences with them and knowledge of them, the footage from said mounted security cameras were very clear.  This is another issue / problem with the Rainey case I wanted to bring to light.  Please share this blog with your friends and with anybody you believe would like to join us in our fight for the value of life.  Please sign our petition on Change.org entitled THE LIFE OF BLACK, MENTALLY DISABLED, MUSLIM PRISONER DARREN RAINEY DOES MATTER."


Harold Hempstead

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF DARREN RAINEY’S BODY RELEASED IN A 5/6/17 MIAMI HERALD ARTICLE PROVE THE CONDITION OF DARREN RAINEY’S SKIN


On 3/17/17 when I was ghosted out of the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) at 3:30 am, the Dade County Florida State Attorney released their written decision to not prosecute Rainey’s killers.  About ten days after my 3/17/17 ghosting out of Florida against my will, I received the Dade County State Attorney’s 3/17/17 foregoing written decision and I was advised that since 3/17/17 the Dade County Florida State Attorney had told the media and numerous other people that one of the primary reasons they weren’t going to prosecute Rainey’s killers was because Darren Rainey’s skin allegedly wasn’t burned.  Now the people of Dade County Florida and the whole World can see the condition of Rainey’s skin when he was taken out of the shower, in the photographs of Darren Rainey’s dead body that the Miami Herald newspaper released on 5/6/17.
Now everybody can see why several inmates, two Dade C.I. security staff, and FDC Inspector General, three nurses, a Fire-Rescue Lieutenant and I, all said that Darren Rainey’s skin was burned.  Now everybody can see what I saw on the night Darren Rainey was murdered.  Now everybody can see that the Dade County Florida State Attorney and Medical Examiner didn’t uphold their oaths to be truthful when they both said Darren Rainey’s skin wasn’t burned.  The photographs the Miami Herald newspaper published in an article on 5/6/17 show how much the life of poor, black, mentally disabled, Muslim prisoner Darren Rainey don’t matter to the Miami-Dade Police Department, Dade County Florida State Attorney, and the Dade County Florida Medical Examiner.  
Now you can see what they did to Rainey, what do you think about this case?  Do you think it’s right what they did to Rainey?  Do you think it’s right that the Dade County Florida State Attorney is allowing Rainey’s killers to stay free?  Do you think it’s right that the Dade County Florida State Attorney and Medical Examiner lied to you and everybody in saying Rainey’s skin wasn’t burned?  My desire is to move you to join our fight for justice for Rainey and our fight for the value of life.  Please sign our petition on Change.org entitled THE LIFE OF BLACK, MENTALLY DISABLED MUSLIM PRISONER DARREN RAINEY DOES MATTER.



Publisher’s note:  The canvas shoe you can see in the shower is the same shoe that a convict was ordered to fill with Mr Rainey’s skin, the day after he died in the locked shower.  This convict was later ordered to “throw it in the trash.”  Thus a crime-scene was destroyed, with collusion from the police and prison authorities.
Jeremy Schanche

FALSE STATEMENTS MADE IN THE DADE COUNTY FLORIDA STATE ATTORNEY’S 3/17/17 WRITTEN DECISION TO NOT PROSECUTE DARREN RAINEY’S KILLERS

Katherine Fernandez Rundle
In this blog I’m going to address numerous statements made by the Dade County Florida State Attorney in her 3/17/17 written decision to not prosecute Darren Rainey’s killers.  The Dade County State Attorney’s statements that I’m about to address are somewhat trivial, but I feel I should give them some attention.  Why?  Because they add up to more attempts to cover up Darren Rainey’s murder.  
All the page references herein are to the Dade County Florida State Attorney’s 3/17/17 written decision to not prosecute Rainey’s killers.
  1. The last sentence on page 30 says I asked “inmate (Daniel) Medbury if he would talk with reporters.”  Rainey was killed on 6/23/12.  The possibly hundreds of pages of grievances and letters I wrote between July 2012 and February 2014 on the Rainey murder and the events that happened at Dade C.I., will show not one reference to the media.  My writings after March 2014  show hundreds, if not thousands of references to the media.  What does this show?  It shows I never thought about contacting the media between July 2012 and February 2014.  To further prove that I never thought about contacting the media prior to February 2014, not one media outlet in the World will say I contacted them prior to February 2014.  The first media outlet I contacted was in February 2014 and it was through another person.  That media outlet was the Miami Herald newspaper, the Dade County Florida State Attorney could easily verify through Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) Housing Logs and Records that I haven’t been incarcerated with or communicated with Daniel Medberry since prior to December 2012.  Since I never thought about contacting the media in 2012, I would’ve never asked Medberry if he’d talk to reporters.  Again, I never thought about communicating with media / reporters prior to February, 2014.  I did give the Miami Herald in 2014 Daniel Medberry’s name, but since I never spoke with Medberry from December 2012 till the day I’m writing this blog, I never had a chance to bring up the media to Medberry.  I could be wrong, but I don’t believe Medberry made this claim.
  2. In the first paragraph on page 43, it says Gregory Shevlin didn’t “have any direct knowledge of the death of inmate Rainey.”  I explained in detail in a blog I wrote just on Shevlin how I believe Shevlin was in fear of his life when the police questioned Shevlin about Rainey’s murder while he was still housed in the Dade C.I. TCU and how Shcvlin was one of the orderlies working on the night Rainey was killed.  
  3. In the first sentence, second paragraph, on page 59 it says “inmate-interviews taken later were likely tainted or influenced by the statements made by inmate Hempstead as several of those interviewed mentioned they had spoken with inmate Hempstead.”  I underlined ‘likely’ because this is just the State Attorney’s bias opinion.  The State Attorney presents contradictive positions in her own document.  The Dade County State Attorney throughout her 3/17/17 written decision contends the testimony of other inmates and I were inconsistent.  In the above cited sentence on page 59 the State Attorney contends other inmate’s interviews were likely tainted or influenced by statements I made to the other inmate-witnesses.  If I allegedly “tainted or influenced” their testimony, then that would mean the statements of other inmates had to be consistent with mine.  I’m sure she wouldn’t allege I “tainted or influenced” their statements to be inconsistent with mine.  Because the Dade County State Attorney is attempting to twist the truth, her writings are full of obvious contradictions like this one.  
  4. In the last two sentences of the third paragraph on page 61 it states “in addition, Hempstead asserted that Rainey began to scream as if in pain as well as kicked the shower door because the water in the shower was too hot.  Therefore, it is Hempstead’s position that Rainey was deliberately scalded in the shower by the excessively hot water.”  This is another lie and twisting of the facts by the Dade County State Attorney.  I’ve consistently stated from June 2012 in my diary, FDC Grievances, letters and interviews that inmates placed in the shower for punishment could avoid getting the hot water on their bodies, and that the primary punishment with the shower was the extreme heat and steam in the shower caused by the hot water.  I really don’t know what to say about this far-fetched lie and twisting of the facts by the Dade County State Attorney.
  5. In the last paragraph of page 61 it states that I encouraged/solicited some of the inmates I spoke with to file complaints and contact the media.  It is a well-known fact that I did ask Daniel Medberry and Mark Joiner to file complaints on the Rainey case.  I didn’t ask any other inmates to do such because the majority of other inmate-witnesses were mentally unstable or very fearful.  If I could’ve spoke with Medberry or Joiner after I started talking with the media in 2014 I would’ve asked them to speak with the media, but to this day I haven’t got a chance to speak with them.  The last time I spoke with Medberry was prior to December 2012 and the last time I spoke with Joiner was January 2013.  Since I haven’t got a chance to speak with these inmates since the foregoing times, when I started talking with the media in 2014, I gave the media these inmates’ names.  This might just be a trivial lie by the Dade County State Attorney, but it’s still a lie.  
  6. On page 64 the Dade County Florida State Attorney says I was incorrect in saying Ofc. Thompson found Rainey dead in the shower and that Ofc. Clarke actually found Rainey dead.  Since 2012 I stated in my diary, FDC grievances, letters and interviews, that Ofc. Thompson found Rainey dead, left Rainey dead on the shower floor for approximately eight minutes while Ofc. Thompson told Ofc. Clarke and his co-workers that Rainey was dead, and that Ofc. Clarke came back to the shower and acted like he found Rainey dead.  A review of the Dade County Florida State Attorney’s 3/17/17 written decision to not prosecute Rainey’s killers shows that the Dade County Florida State Attorney just chose to believe what the Dade C.I. staff said who killed Rainey (and have a reason to lie), over what I said (even though I have/had nothing to gain by speaking out in this case.)
These are some of the small lies and twisting of facts in the Dade County State Attorney’s written decision to not prosecute Rainey’s killers I wanted to address.  Please share this blog with your friends and with anybody you believe would like to join us in our fight for the value of life.  Please sign our petition on Change.org entitled THE LIFE OF BLACK, MENTALLY DISABLED MUSLIM PRISONER DARREN RAINEY DOES MATTER.

Harold Hempstead, 'Caged Crusader', Tennessee D.C., 2017

Monday, 2 October 2017

WILL YOU PLEASE PROVIDE ME WITH INFORMATION ON THE VIDEO FOOTAGE FROM THE DARREN RAINEY MURDER?


In the Dade County, Florida State Attorney’s 3/17/17 witten decision to not prosecute Darren Rainey’s killers, they have an Exhibit 7 which they say is a timeline from the mounted security cameras in Wing J3 of the Dade Correctional Institution Transitional Care Unit (TCU).  I was told that several people now have copies of the footage that the Dade County State Attorney alleges their timeline in their Exhibit 7 came from.  
As of the date I’m writing this blog, I haven’t been able to review any of the alleged actual footage the Dade County State Attorney released in the Rainey murder case.
If you’re reading this blog and you have a copy of the video footage that the Dade County Florida State Attorney allegedly used to make their timeline in their Exhibit 7, will you please help me by doing the following:
  1. The video footage allegedly starts at 7:38:54 and runs to 9:33:17.  That is a total of fifty-four minutes and twenty-three seconds.  Will you please use a watch and time the video footage you have from start (7:38:54) to finish (9:33:17) and let me know if it’s fifty-four minutes and twenty-three seconds long?
  2. The timeline in the Dade County Florida State Attorney’s Exhibit 7 shows no entries between 8:17:36 and 8:56.  Will you please let me know if the time stamp on the video footage you have jumps from 8:17:36 to 8:56, or if it shows the seconds and minutes that happened between these two listed times?  Will you please help me with the foregoing?  Please mail me your findings and/or send them to my friend Jeremy that manages this blog.  I really appreciate it.  
Please share this blog with your friends and anybody you believe would like to join us in our fight for the value of life.  Please sign our petition on Change.org entitled THE LIFE OF BLACK, MENTALLY DISABLED MUSLIM PRISONER DARREN RAINEY DOES MATTER.

Harold Hempstead, ‘Caged Crusader’
Darren Rainey

STATE ATTORNEY MS. KATHERINE RUNDLE YOUR STATEMENTS ABOUT THE CONDITION OF DARREN RAINEY’S SKIN WERE OBVIOUSLY FALSE

I’ve been told that as of the date I’m writing this blog the Dade County Florida Medical Examiner continues to refuse to allow the Miami Herald newspaper’s retired medical examiner to review the skin slides and samples of Darren Rainey.  

Why did the Dade County State Attorney tell the media and others that Darren Rainey’s skin wasn’t damaged from the shower water, and then have the Dade County Florida Medical Examiner refuse to allow the Miami Herald newspaper’s retired Medical Examiner to review the skin slides and samples of Rainey?

What are they hiding?

If they had nothing to hide then they’d follow the law and allow the skin slides and samples from Rainey to be reviewed.  The Dade County Florida State Attorney and Medical Examiner obviously thought they could make the far-fetched claims they made on the Rainey case, concerning the condition of Rainey’s skin, and that nobody would try to have an independent examiner look at the skin slides and samples from Rainey.

It’s very easy to make a statement unsupported by evidence, but when somebody says prove it by showing me the evidence, and you don’t show the evidence, you clearly tell all people that your statements about the condition of Rainey’s skin, Ms. Katherine Rundle, were false.  
Please share this blog with your friends and with anybody you believe would like to join us in our fight for the value of life.  Please sign our petition on Change.org entitled THE LIFE OF BLACK, MENTALLY DISABLED MUSLIM PRISONER DARREN RAINEY DOES MATTER.
Harold Hempstead, ‘Caged Crusader’ - Tennessee DC

Sunday, 1 October 2017

DOES THE DADE COUNTY FLORIDA STATE ATTORNEY LISTEN TO THE RACIST MUSIC OF DAVID ALLEN COE?

Katherine Fernandez Rundle

From June 2014 till May 2016, I was incarcerated in two Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) Protective Management (PM) Units.  During my time incarcerated in FDC PM Units, I knew and talked with numerous ex-Florida law enforcement officers and detectives who were incarcerated with me for all types of crimes committed in Florida.  Several of these ex-law enforcement officials who were from Dade County, Florida showed a high interest in speaking with me when they found out I was the inmate who told the Miami Herald newspaper about the murder of Darren Rainey at Dade Correctional Institution.  As ex-law enforcement officials from Dade County, Florida they had a lot of personal dealings with the Dade County, Florida State Attorney’s office and they thought I was wasting my time and hope, in thinking the Dade County State Attorney would prosecute those who killed Darren Rainey.
It was brought to my attention that I had personally met probably less than fifty caucasians from Dade county in my approximately fifteen years of incarceration and thousands of African American inmates from Dade County, Florida in that same time period.  It was also said that the Dade County State Attorney only developed racist beliefs after day in day out dealing with so many arrests year after year of African Americans.  The most shocking thing that was said was that the Dade County State Attorney commonly had the singer David Allen Coe playing in her office and that she and several Assistant State Attorneys found David Allen Coe’s music to not only be true but to also be funny.  To those reading this blog who are not aware of who David Allen Coe is, he is said to be the most racist country singer in the World and a legend and an icon to the KKK skinheads and all white racists.  David Allen Coe’s music is so racist he has been banned from performing in several states in America.  I don’t know if what I was told is true, I just know what I was told.  However, this is an issue that should be of great importance to all the citizens of Dade County, Florida and the World.  Why?  Because there is other things that show that the Dade County State Attorney is racist.  If this information I got concerning the Dade County State Attorney is accurate then this is a serious problem.  
If you’re not aware of who David Allen Coe is, I ask that you please google his name and read the materials you find.  Also google David Allen Coe ‘X Rated Album.’  When you find his X Rated album you’ll see why he is considered to be the most racist country singer in the World.  What type of State Attorney is representing the people of Dade County, Florida?  In my blogs I’m doing all that I can to provide everybody with all the information I know so we can all join together and stand in love, unity and peace for the value of life.  Darren Rainey’s life mattered and all lives matter.  Please share this blog with your friends and anybody you believe would like to join us in our fight for the value of life.  Please sign our petition on Change.org entitled THE LIFE OF BLACK, MENTALLY DISABLED MUSLIM PRISONER DARREN RAINEY DOES MATTER.

Harold Hempstead, ‘Caged Crusader’
Harold Hempstead is currently incarcerated in Tennessee - a Federal Investigation continues to look into the events around the death of Darren Rainey who was confined to a super-heated torture-chamber in a Florida prison-

Monday, 25 September 2017

Falmouth Police Killed Marc Cole With Stun-Gun - Killed Antony Kitts with Soft-Tip Bullet,Tortured Stefan Naumczyk, Acting Unaccountable - Unacceptable To Public

50,000 (fifty thousand) volts into a human, from a taser, yet the authorities still quibble over 'cause of death' in so many cases!  Vacillation by politicians of the Big T'ree (Lib-Lab-Con have all evaded discussion on the status of the UNCAT,) has contributed to ongoing deaths and torture on adults, the vulnerable and the young, by police taser in the UK.  The Green Party and Mebyon Kernow have both given me statements saying they support my assertion that taser violates UNCAT.  Conservative Member of Parliament Derek Thomas in particular has been lying to me and dodging this issue for nearly a decade now, as is the Tory way...
  The recent death of Falmouth man Marc Cole (30) brought the issue of taser back into stark focus here in Cornwall - Marc was the first person in Cornwall to die after being hit by a police stun-gun.


Notes:

Antony Kitts (20), shot dead by Falmouth Police with soft-tipped bullet.

Andrew Pimlott was burned to death in Plymouth, Devon, after being tasered by Devon and Cornwall Police Force when soaked in petrol, contrary to police-training guidelines.

After Falmouth police repeatedly tortured Stefan Naumczyk with a stun-gun during a 'royal street-party,' I tried to register a complaint of torture.  He was stunned, cuffed, then stunned again, in front of a large crowd.  This constitutes torture - in my book, and also in the book of law... The police's lying response to me that they could not hear my complaint eventually led me to communicate with the U.N. in Geneva, which is how I discovered that Britain had not ratified Article 22 of the UNCAT which would have allowed UN Investigators into the realm.  Thanks for the tip, Falmouth Police, I'd never have found out without you!

Due to corruption at all levels in the British State, my MP has totally failed to fulfill his on-camera promise to raise the UNCAT Article 22 Ratification issue with the British Government.  This has stalled any progress on the issue and been a major contributory factor in the unlawful slaughter of Marc Cole by these policemen.  My MP, Derek Thomas, also claims to be a Christian, but won't lift a finger to save an old man, a British citizen proven innocent, from dying of flesh-eating bacteria in a vile foreign jail, namely Krishna Maharaj, who languishes in the Florida Department of Corrections.

Soft-Tipped, a.k.a. Dum-Dum Rounds, a.k.a. Hollow-Tipped Bullets have been banned in warfare by international law since at least World War One.  That didn't stop police in Falmouth, Cornwall from slaughtering Antony Kitts with one, back on 10th April, 1999.  These rounds cause massive internal damage, because they expand as they go through a person, thus ripping out a much bigger tunnel than a typical bullet.  Not legal to use on enemies in wartime, but legal for the British Police to use for culling troublesome citizens in the streets.

The United Nations Convention Against Torture

UN Rules Taser Stun Gun Usage Constitutes Torture And Violates UNCAT

"The use of TaserX26 weapons, provoking extreme pain, constituted a form of torture, and that in certain cases it could also cause death, as shown by several reliable studies and by certain cases that had happened after practical use," the UN Committee said in a statement, November 2007.  

Another article discussing the UN's findings on taser-torture.

My letter of 13th June, 2017, to the Commanding Officer of Police for Cornwall and Devon, UK:

Public message to:Chief Constable Shawn Sawyer, Cornwall & Devon Pol., Mrs. F.Wills, Complaints Dept., 13.6.2017     RE:  RESIST CARDIAC ARREST CAMPAIGN / ILLEGAL INSTRUMENTS OF TORTURE & DEATH
C.C.  United Nations, Geneva;  Jeremy Corbyn, Labour Party Leader;  Richard Burgon, Shadow Minister of Justice; Dick Cole, Mebyon Kernow;  Andrew George; Julie Girling MEP;  Danette Chavis, National Action Against Police Brutality and Murder;  Amnesty International; The Guardian newspaper, The Independent Newspaper, The Cornishman newspaper;  BBC Radio Cornwall; etc. 
Dear Chief Cons.Sawyer and Mrs F.Wills,
I am rather surprised to receive a letter from you asking why I am unhappy with police using stun-guns on humans when your constables have recently burned a man to death in public and now slaughtered another young man in the streets of Falmouth, Cornwall.
Strange as it may seem to some, the average citizen is not too happy with cops that publicly burn citizens to death with illegal weapons of torture or kill people with 50,000 volts when they are having emotional crises. 
I've requested that you seek clarification with the British Government (if we have one) and the United Nations, as the rightful, lawful and legal authorities who can clarify the legal status of the x-26 stun gun for you.
You have not responded to me, Chief Constable.
Please do so urgently.

I shall be further clarifying my complaint to you in writing within your statutory complaints period of three weeks.

Further to my original communique, would you please inform me whether Marc Cole's bereaved and grieving family have been offered a Liaison Officer from your department yet?  This question was not answered by you.

Please let me know as soon as possible what the United Nations and the British Government have told you about the X-16 being defined in international law as an INSTRUMENT OF TORTURE by the United Nations Committee Against Torture in Lisbon in 2007.

Please do not ignore this communication but respond to it fully in accordance with your lawful responsibilities.

Yours sincerely,
Jeremy Sch@nche
Newlyn, Kernow, Britain.

When I wrote to Chief Constable Sean Sawyer about the above, he passed it the IPCC - this is their response.
The IPCC is the 'Independent Police Complaints Commission,' which, I have to say, has a notorious record for either bungling investigations, or basically functioning as the police's alibi-department.  A frequent technique of the police is to use the IPCC as a kind of shield, granting them protection and an aura of 'justice.' The so-called 'watch-dog' lives in a kennel adjoining the police-station and seems to live on scraps thrown to it from said building.
  I believe that Marc Cole's family had an experience when they contacted police about Marc's death, only to have the matter described as a 'complaint' and referred to the IPCC, who did not respond satisfactorily.  The same thing happened to me when I approached Cornwall's Chief Constable about the matter recently.  I pointed out the matter of the UN's ruling in 2007 that taser-usage constituted torture, and asked him to liaise with the government and the UN.  He did neither, but merely referred the matter to the Independent Police Complaints Commission, who responded in an unsatisfactory manner.  They even said that I had not been affected by the killing of Marc Cole - how can anyone assume that?
There are ways to approach a person in emotional crisis, even in danger, that de-escalate and calm the situation.  This takes a basic understanding of human psychology, in which our constables urgently need to be trained to avoid further unnecessary killings.  Rather than 'portable electric-chairs' that zap the recipient with 50,000 or more volts, better to issue cudgels to the constabulary, for surely two big strong cops with broom-sticks could easily floor a citizen who's out of order and borderline violent, without inducing cardiac arrest and putting a temporarily unruly citizen and father of young children into a permanent grave.
Tasers are undemocratic, murderous, torturous, illegal cattle-prods that have no legitimate, or even vaguely legal, human use.  They also cause cancer in those who use them, as found by the State of California.  It's time for genuine debate on how society protects itself from violence, without going to the other extreme and taking the current 'overkill' approach.  I appreciate the protection of the police in this quasi-free society and am under no illusions about street violence, but I contend that if policing is claimed to be done by consent, then that claim has to be proven by those who make it, if they wish to retain the 'democratic' image.
Jeremy Sch@nche, 26..9.2017
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Marc Cole of Falmouth.

Derek Thomas MP lies on camera about protecting the People from state-torture.  Good old tories!



STOP THE KILLING

Sunday, 24 September 2017

FREE HAROLD HEMPSTEAD

There are many people in prison in USA who by rights should not be there.  With a prison-population that has peaked at well-over two-million, Amerika has a nation within its own nation.  Among the very many people wrongfully incarcerated inside that nation, the case of Harold Hempstead stands out as an extreme story of injustice faced with incredible courage and humanity, which is why I've written many previous blogs on him at this site, and also work with Harold to run the website Harold Hempstead Caged Crusader Wordpress where I publish his evidence on human rights abuses in the Florida Department of Corrections and specifically on the case of the murder of mentally disturbed convict Darren Rainey.  What happened to Rainey was so evil that it catalyzed all sorts of people into action.  The case has dragged on for over five years now without satisfactory result as yet, but due to its gravity, I believe this murder will eventually receive the full international exposure it warrants.  
  I was talking to someone in a shop the other day and she randomly referred to the 'state of the world' with a sense of 'what can you do?'  I understood her feeling, and it certainly can be overwhelming to contemplate the daily flood of tragic, cynical and violent news stories.  My answer to her was that for anyone thinking of trying to take on the 'problems of this world,' you just had to pick a front and start fighting.  
  There are many ways you can fight for a better world for your children.  For anyone who does not know me, I use the word 'fighting' in the sense of struggle for a cause.  I'm no advocate of violence except in extreme cases of self-defense.  Planting a tree and raising it can help nature and reward you with a feeling that you could get no other way.  Befriending old folks and giving them a bit of help with their needs is always appreciated.  Some old folks are too proud to ask for the help they actually require, so a bit of tact is needed.  Some people round where I live like to organize Beach-Clean-Ups and get everyone out collecting the plastic and rubbish from our beautiful coast.   Someone in West Cornwall is organizing holiday accommodation for the people who lived at Grenfell Tower in West London and survived the traumatic and terrifying fire that destroyed so many lives and homes and perhaps signals the end of the tower-block as a 'housing-solution.'  Some people rescue animals and re-home them, others give their time to plant bee-attracting flowers in the park, now the corrupt local council has given up on planting them, citing the neo-con bullshit about 'austerity', whilst paying themselves handsome salaries.  So there is corruption and injustice and pollution everywhere around you if you care to open your eyes to it.  It's like tidying up a room - don't get bogged down in the totality of the mess, just start by picking up one thing and dealing with it.  Just pick a front and start fighting.  
When he witnessed the brutal slaughter of Darren Rainey in a Florida prison torture-chamber, Harold Hempstead went through a long, dark night of the soul and came through it a changed man.  Trained from childhood by corrupt Miami police in espionage and evidence collecting, framed for witnessing against police crimes and sentenced to one hundred and sixty five years, Harold Hempstead had already endured over a decade in Florida's gulag, its production-line of death, when he witnessed the Rainey murder and, having made a deep commitment to Jesus Christ while in prison, Harold risked his life to witness, speak-out and testify to the numerous crimes of Florida's prison guards, staff and officials.  
This website and Harold's own site will be continuing to publish more evidence on the Darren Rainey murder and other human rights issues in FDC, please follow and share this info, particularly with anyone you know who is politically active and working for justice.  With what's happening in the USA these days, Justice needs all the help it can get.  There's some people over there who take 'Justice For All' as their war-cry, and I salute their courage, energy and imagination with the deepest respect and admiration.  Many activists have had family members killed by police or prison-guards, or seriously violated in prison and they've had to stand up to intense intimidation from the Amerikan state and its machinery.  It's good to share information on facebook and sign petitions but it's also good to take it to the streets - after all, this world is ours, isn't it?
Florida Prison Guards Boast Of Killing Prisoners - Latest - September 2017
Harold Hempstead

Friday, 28 July 2017

HOW DADE C.I. TCU STAFF DENIED MENTALLY DISABLED INMATES FOOD AS A FORM OF PUNISHMENT



"Over the approximately two years I worked in the Dade C.I. Transitional Care Unit (TCU) I discovered that one of the most common forms of unlawful punishment Dade C.I. staff subjected mentally disabled inmates to was denying the patients food.  It was very  common on all the shifts to deny inmates one to three of their meals a day.  Dozens of security staff used to commonly do the foregoing.   There were times I seen twenty to twenty-five inmates denied a meal in one day.  This caused a lot of inmate-patients to lose large quantities of weight in the TCU in short periods of time.  In two of my other blogs, I explained how Oscar Davis and Darrell Richardson, I believed, died from medical problems associated with being denied large quantities of food/starved over long periods of time.  The Miami Herald newspaper referenced Dade C.I. TCU mentally disabled inmates being denied large quantities of food as punishment in several of the articles they published.  In April, 2016 The New Yorker magazine published an article entitled ‘Madness’ which also mentions the foregoing.  George Mallinckrodt who was a counsellor in the Dade C.I. TCU spoke about inmate-patients being denied large quantities of food in his book ‘Getting Away With Murder.’  This long-term abuse/torturing by denying mentally disabled inmates large quantities of food/starvation was happening in the same Dade C.I. TCU Darren Rainey was murdered in.  
Will you please share this blog with your friends and with anybody you believe would like to join us in our fight for the value of life.  Please also sign our petition on Change.org entitled THE LIFE OF BLACK, MENTALLY DISABLED MUSLIM PRISONER DARREN RAINEY DOES MATTER."

Harold Hempstead, a.k.a. The Caged Crusader, Tennessee D.C. May 2017
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Notes: C.I. stands for Correctional Institution. TCU means Transitional Care Unit. The picture of the starving prisoner is from the American Civil War, over 150 years ago. Seemingly little has changed and prisoners are still being starved in US prisons to this day.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

WHY AREN’T THERE ANY REFERENCES TO GREGORY SHEVLIN IN DADE C.I. OFC. WILLIAMS’ HOUSING UNIT LOG?


"In another blog I explained why inmate Gregory Shevlin was an important witness in the Darren Rainey murder and the events that happened with Shevlin on the night Rainey was murdered.
 In the Dade County Florida State Attorney’s 3/17/17  decision to not prosecute the staff who murdered Rainey, their ‘Exhibit One’ is Ofc. Williams’ Housing Unit Log from the night Rainey was murdered.  That log makes no reference to anything with Shevlin.  Did Ofc. Williams and the Dade C.I. staff working on the night Rainey was killed intentionally not place any references to Shevlin in the Housing Unit Log?  Ofc. Williams was the Booth Ofc. for the 4:00 pm till 12:00 am shift.  Did the Booth Ofc. for the 12:00 am till 4:00 pm shift make any references to what happened with Shevlin on the night Rainey was killed in her log for 12:00 am till 4:00 pm on 6/24/12?  Did the Dade County State Attorney and Miami-Dade Police Department investigate this issue?  If they didn’t, why not?  The log would aid in proving the events that happened on the night  Rainey was killed.
Please share this blog with your friends and anybody you believe would like to join us in our fight for justice.  Please sign our petition on Change.org entitled THE LIFE OF BLACK, MENTALLY DISABLED MUSLIM PRISONER DARREN RAINEY DOES MATTER."
Harold Hempstead, a.k.a. Caged Crusader, Tennessee D.C., May 2017.
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With corruption so endemic in our world, it often devolves upon citizens and prisoners to attempt to get the 'legitimate authorities' to uphold their own law and order.  Strange and ironic, yea, but true.

Monday, 19 June 2017

A LETTER TO THE PEOPLE OF DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA AND OF THE WORLD, CONCERNING MURDERS AND CORRUPTION IN DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA


I’m in need of any information you can provide me with concerning any African Americans who were killed by Dade County, Florida law enforcement officials and the Dade County, Florida State Attorney didn’t prosecute the case.  Also, I’m in need of any information you have on any type of corruption involving the Dade County Florida State Attorney, Dade County Florida Medical Examiner and Miami-Dade Police Department.  
If you have any newspaper articles or documents you can provide me on any of the foregoing, please send them to my friend Jeremy who manages this blog.  I believe he’ll show me kindness in getting me copies of whatever documents, information, etc. you mail him.  Thank you for your kindness.  
Please share this blog with your friends and anybody you believe can help me with obtaining this information and anybody you believe would like to join us in our fight for the value of life.  Please sign our petition on Change.org entitled THE LIFE OF BLACK, MENTALLY DISABLED MUSLIM PRISONER DARREN RAINEY DOES MATTER.

Harold Hempstead, a.k.a. The Caged Crusader, Tennessee Department of Corrections, USA, May, 2017.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

“IF ANYBODY ELSE ASK TELL THEM OFC. CLARKE FOUND RAINEY DEAD ” “YEA. TELL THEM I FOUND HIM” THE WORDS OF OFCS. THOMPSON AND CLARKE ON 6/27/12.


On Saturday 6/23/12 when Darren Rainey was murdered, I was housed in Wing J3-101.  On Tuesday 6/26/12 I was moved from Wing J3-101 to Wing J1-117.  On Wednesday 6/27/12 Dade C.I. Major McCarter called me out to speak in one of the offices in Wing J1.  Several security staff were present to watch the Major question me.  
How I deemed the foregoing was the major was trying to intimidate me to not say anything that could hurt staff.  This caused me to do my best to get out of the office with him as quick as possible.  The longer I was in the office with the Major, the more security staff would think the chance existed that I slipped and said something I wasn’t supposed to say about the Darren Rainey murder or something else in the Dade C.I. TCU.  I was in and out of the office in approximately four minutes.  
From approximately thirteen years of incarceration and legal studies, I knew the Major to some degree shared liability and my experience told me to not tell FDC (the Major) that FDC (the Major’s staff) killed an inmate and I was a witness that was going to talk and tell everything, until I first told people in society what happened.  That way, if I was killed or mysteriously found dead, my family and people in society would know why.  I thought I did good with my answers to the Major.  The last question the Major asked me was if I had anything I wanted to say on anything.  I told him “yes, isn’t the only important thing that they did their thirty-minute security checks?”  
The Major responded, “yes - did they do their security checks?”
I responded, “yes.  Officer Thompson found Rainey dead approximately twenty or twenty-five minutes after the last officers were in the wing.”
The Major said “ok Hempstead.”
When shift changed at 4:00pm, I knew it was in my best interest to tell Ofcs. Clarke and Thompson as quick as possible about the Major questioning me.  By doing such, they’d think I didn’t have anything to hide.  The 4:00 pm till 12:00 am shift started with officers Clarke and Thompson counting.  Ofc. Clarke went by my cell too quick.  I wasn’t able to stop him.  I was able to stop Ofc. Thompson.  When I told Ofc. Thompson the questions Major McCarter asked me and my answers etc. to the Major, he said “you told the Major I found Rainey dead?”  I responded “yes.  Why?”  
Ofc. Thompson then yelled over to Ofc. Clarke and asked him to come over to where we were.  When Ofc. Clarke got to where we were at, Ofc. Thompson asked me to tell Ofc. Clarke everything I just told him (Ofc. Thompson.)  When I got done repeating everything, Ofc. Thompson said “you shouldn’t have told the Major I found Rainey.  If anybody else ask, tell them Ofc. Clarke found Rainey dead.”  Ofc. Clarke then said “yea.  Tell them I found him.”  
I responded, “why would you want me to say that?  The cameras can prove that didn’t happen.  There wasn’t a thirty-minute period between the time Ofc. Thompson found him and the time you came to the shower after Ofc. Thompson, and Rainey was reported dead.  Security Checks are every thirty minutes.  You won’t be able to say your check on Rainey was a Security Check.”  
Ofc. Clarke then stated again, “if anybody else ask tell them I found Rainey dead.”  
I responded, “I understand.”
To me. it was clear I was being told to lie and that there was a strong possibility these Ofcs. put on their Incident Reports that Ofc. Clarke found Rainey dead and not the truth which was that Ofc. Thompson actually found Rainey dead.  In 2012 and 2013, I mailed the Dade County, Florida State Attorney’s Office, Miami-Dade Police Department and Dade County Medical Examiner’s Office several letters wherein I explained the foregoing to them.  From January 2013 till around the middle of 2015 I filed several Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) Inmate Grievances explaining how these Ofcs. were directing me to lie if anybody else questioned me on who found Darren Rainey dead in the shower.  
In my letters and grievances I explained how Ofc. Thompson actually found Rainey dead, that he left Rainey dead on the shower floor for approximately eight minutes to return to the officer station and tell his co-workers Rainey was dead, and then Ofc. Clarke came back and acted like he just found Rainey dead.  Despite me consistently stating in my letters and grievances this issue since 2012, the Dade County State Attorney in her 3/17/17 written decision to not prosecute Rainey’s killers, decided to believe the lies of these two Ofcs. instead of the truth which the mounted security cameras in Wing J3 supported.  
In the Dade County Florida State Attorney’s 3/17/17 decision to not prosecute Rainey’s killers, the State Attorney has her timeline of several things she alleged happened in Wing J3 on the night Rainey was killed.  This timeline contends that at 9:13:32  Ofc. Thompson left from checking on Rainey in the shower and walked downstairs past my cell, and at 9:25:41 Ofc. Clarke entered Wing J3 to check on Rainey in the shower.  By this timeline there was a time period of twelve minutes nine seconds between Ofc. Thompson’s visit to the shower when he found Rainey dead, and when Ofc. Clarke came back to the shower to act like he found Rainey dead.  Ofc. Clarke said he found Rainey dead while doing a security check.  Security checks are done in FDC every thirty minutes, not every twelve to fifteen minutes.  Ofc. Clarke by FDC Rules had no reason to allegedly do a security check twelve minutes, nine seconds after Ofc. Thompson.  The only reason he had to go back to the shower Rainey was in, twelve minutes after Ofc. Thompson checked on Rainey in the shower, was because Ofc. Thompson told Ofc. Clark and his other co-workers Rainey was dead in the shower.  
The Dade County State Attorney in her 3/17/17 decision to not prosecute Rainey’s killers chose to believe the lies of these Ofcs. and say that what I said was incorrect because these Ofcs. said something different from what I said.  She said this even though:
(1)  she knew since 2012 that these Ofcs. tried to get me to lie and say Ofc. Clarke found Rainey dead and not Ofc. Thompson;
(2)  She knew that security checks in FDC were done every thirty minutes;
(3)  The Wing J3 cameras showed Ofc. Clarke returning to the shower twelve minutes after Ofc. Thompson, which means it wasn’t a security check that caused him to return to the shower Rainey was already dead in.  
Just like I refused to lie for Ofcs. Clarke and Thompson in 2012 (and since), I will not switch from the truth and tell a lie now.  Those who killed Rainey will have to answer to God for killing Rainey, and their lies.  The Dade County State Attorney and Medical Examiner and MDPD detectives assigned to the Rainey case will have to answer to God for not prosecuting Rainey’s killers and trying to cover up Rainey’s murder.  Life is short.  We’re born, we live, we die.  As long as I’m living by the Grace of God, I’ll strive to manifest my love to the Lord by keeping his commandments (John 14:15).  
Please share this blog with your friends and anybody you believe would like to join us in our fight for the value of life. Please sign our petition on Change.org entitled THE LIFE OF BLACK, MENTALLY DISABLED MUSLIM PRISONER DARREN RAINEY DOES MATTER.

Harold Hempstead, a.k.a. The 'Caged Crusader', Tennessee D.C., May 2017
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More evidence from my good friend Harold Hempstead - the man who has been witnessing and speaking out about the state-slaughter of the mentally disabled, drug-smoking, black Muslim, prisoner Darren Rainey at Dade Correctional Institution's Transitional Care Unit on 23rd June, 2012. For five years now, this event has been at the centre of Harold's life - finding resolution and justice on it has become the work that has brought him a measure of fame and will one day bear fruit. Until that day, the 'Crusade,' the Fight For The Value Of Life will continue.
We believe that all human life has value and that no-one has the right to take life. If you share this view, please help Harold and me to spread this message far and wide, so the State of Florida never again descends to such a level of barbarity as steaming a man to death and trying to pretend it was all just an accident... Please join our Fight For The Value Of Life.

Jeremy Sch@nche, Newlyn, Kernow, 19th June, 2017







Here's my interview with Harold Hempstead from summer 2016

The case is on-going...