In the end of 2014, Disability Rights Florida filed a 42 USC 1983 Civil Rights complaint lawsuit against Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) Secretary Michael Crews, FDC and Wexford Health Sources Inc. This lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court, for the Southern District of Florida, Miami Division and assigned case number 1 : 14 – CV – 23323.
If you google ‘Pacer’ on the internet and go to the Pacer site, you can use the Pacer service to read this lawsuit and all the filings on it. I ask that you please do this because if you do you’ll read the following:
The actual complaint that was filed in this class-action lawsuit mentions in some detail the shower in the Dade C.I. TCU that was used as a torturing device to punish mentally disabled inmates, it mentions the murder of Darren Rainey and it mentions how inmates were physically abused and denied food in the Dade C.I. TCU as a form of punishment. I haven’t read this lawsuit in over a year, but I believe these are the only circumstances the lawsuit mentioned.
The court documents you read on this case will further show that the defendants (FDC Secretary, FDC, and Wexford Health Sources Inc.) in this lawsuit agreed to settle it with Disability Rights Florida in favour of Disability Rights Florida within a year of the lawsuit being filed.
A review of the settlement offer in this lawsuit will show that the changes the defendants agreed to make to the Dade C.I. TCU were the types of changes the defendants would of only agreed to if they knew the torturing and abuses mentioned in the actual lawsuit happened. Please read this lawsuit, the filings in this lawsuit and the settlement. You’ll see what I’m saying is accurate.
Now why would these defendants agree to settle a class action lawsuit and institute several changes in the Dade C.I. TCU that cost these defendants substantial money to institute, if the circumstances stated in the actual lawsuit were not true? The answer to this question is obvious. They wouldn’t have. The FDC Secretary, FDC and Wexford Health Sources Inc. knew the shower was being used as a torturing device to punish mentally disabled inmates, these defendants knew that Darren Rainey was killed, these defendants knew mentally disabled inmates were being physically abused and denied food in the Dade C.I. TCU as a form of punishment; and these defendants knew that the mentally disabled inmates in the Dade C.I. TCU were being subjected to cruel and unusual punishment. The defendants knew these things were factual so they agreed to the settlement.
The settlement in the foregoing class action lawsuit was obtained in 2015. The Dade County State Attorney had from 2012 till March 17, 2017 to find ways to twist all the evidence relating to abuse and torturing in the Dade C.I. TCU and the murder of Darren Rainey.
Isn’t it outrageous that the lawyers representing FDC’s Secretary, FDC and Wexford Health Sources, Inc. all knew there was enough evidence in this lawsuit to settle it in favour of those who sued them and the Miami Federal District Court accepted that settlement, based on the lawyers tacitly recognizing the evidence and agreeing to settle, but the Dade County State Attorney now tells the people of Florida and the World she’s not going to prosecute? What is the obvious real reason why State Attorney Katherine Rundle decided to not prosecute Rainey’s killers? It is the same reason her office has chose to not prosecute any law enforcement official for killing an African American in Dade County, Florida. To simply state it: Black Lives don’t Matter to Dade County State Attorney Ms Rundle.
I believe that it is obvious that the law enforcement officials in Dade County Florida know that if they unlawfully kill an African American they don’t have to worry about being prosecuted. Dade County State Attorney Ms Rundle will protect them.
What is happening to the foundation our country was built on? What is happening to our country? You say, “well this stuff doesn’t affect me now.” As things continue to get worse, you will one day be affected by the racism and hatred that is happening in these times. Why don’t you, with peace, love and wisdom, take action now and maybe you won’t be affected? I believe Black Lives and all Lives mater. What do you believe and do your actions support what you say you believe?
Please share this blog with your friends and with anybody you believe can help us with getting justice for Darren Rainey and the mentally disabled at Dade C.I. Please sign our petition at Change.org entitled THE LIFE OF BLACK, MENTALLY DISABLED MUSLIM PRISONER DARREN RAINEY DOES MATTER