Fifth Circuit Denies Immunity To Cops Who Beat And Tased An Unresisting Man To Death | Techdirt

After a middle school official reported a man “acting strange” near the school grounds, the “strange” man — Kendole Joseph — ran into a nearby convenience store and hid behind the counter. The two school resource officers were soon joined by twelve(!) Gretna police officers. Some of these 12 officers severely beat Joseph, ultimately ending his life.

The first officers went over the counter to “secure” Joseph. Somehow this involved multiple tasings and a nearly uninterrupted beating.

Source: Fifth Circuit Denies Immunity To Cops Who Beat And Tased An Unresisting Man To Death | Techdirt

ICE Medical Misconduct Witness Is U.S. Citizen, Says Lawyer

ALMA BOWMAN, a 54-year-old woman in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody, was scheduled for deportation on Monday. For over two years, Bowman has been held at Georgia’s Irwin County Detention Center, the site of growing concern about medical neglect and coerced gynecological procedures performed on nearly 60 women. She has been a key witness, for attorneys and journalists, of a doctor performing the allegedly unnecessary or overly aggressive procedures.She is also a U.S. citizen, according to her lawyer and documentation reviewed by The Intercept.

Source: ICE Medical Misconduct Witness Is U.S. Citizen, Says Lawyer

Virginia Candidate Pushed to Seize Property Over Medical Debt

BOB GOOD, the moralizing Born Again crusader who upended Virginia politics earlier this year over his belief that the state should not grant marriage rights to same-sex couples, also believes the state should be able to seize the homes and wages of local patients over unpaid medical debt.

Source: Virginia Candidate Pushed to Seize Property Over Medical Debt