Yet Another Death

Another suspicious death in jail.  Another cover-up. 

Please read this petition, and if you feel moved to do so, please sign and share. 

The widow of the murdered prisoner simply wants an investigation into the cause of her husband’s death.

Is that too much to ask?

It’s not about whether he deserved to be in prison.  It’s not even about the fact that his behavior was allegedly odd.  It’s about the fact that jailers have a duty to protect prisoners, not torture and kill them.

It’s about the fact that EVERY SINGLE DEATH that occurs in the presence of police or jail personnel, or in their custody, MUST be investigated by a disinterested party.

Link to the petition is below.

https://www.change.org/p/robert-moossy-investigate-my-husbands-unexplained-death?recruiter=38298115&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink

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23 Comments

  1. This happened in 2014, and still nothing? I can’t even begin to imagine how his wife must feel. You’re absolutely right; the details of his behavior have nothing to do with the fact that the details surrounding his death weren’t properly investigated.

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    • Unfortunately, this is the rule, not the exception. And when they do finally get investigated/autopsied, it’s usually by the coroner in the same county. Darren Rainey was scalded to death in a 180 degree shower in Dade County, FL. He had schizophrenia. It took over two years to get a coroner’s report, and only then because of huge public outcry. Even though he had been transported from a different cell block to be subjected to this “special” shower, the coroner ruled it an “accidental” death, even though there were eye witnesses.

      Thanks so much for the reblog! I hope this petition makes its way around the blogosphere.

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  2. Reblogged this on Polishing Dookie.

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  3. I read the article and also the comments. The comments are all versions of “something needs to be done.” One makes the comment that the people who need to be doing the investigating are the people who are committing the atrocities. Nobody does anything because nobody cares. My son gets the shit beat out of him by the police officers who arrest him and then by the “officers” at the jail. It will continue to happen….until….somebody FAMOUS dies or gets killed while in custody.

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    • That is heartbreaking…you must be helplessly terrified for your son. Not being able to fix him makes it so much worse.

      I think there have been some close calls with famous people…black blues musicians used to get beaten and jailed all the time, but now they’re all gone. Occasionally some “celebrity” will go on a manic spree and wind up in jail, but their handlers get them out right quick. In 1990 a rich man’s daughter died in a NYC ER when she was having a psychotic break, and the sadistic house staff left her tied down to a gurney, and she died from kidney failure as a result of her frantic struggling to free herself. That resulted in a big hoo-rah about the 120 hour work week, which was cut to 80 till no one was looking, now it’s back to 120. Same-same if some rich person’s child dies in prison. There will be reforms for a while, but sooner or later the rule of sadism will return. Who goes into “law enforcement” or “corrections”? The person who wants power, wants helpless people to cringe, knowing the consequences.

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      • You know, even if there’s video proof of misconduct, nothing is ever done. I never will forget a man who was brought to the hospital because he was suicidal. They didn’t much care and left him in a room by himself (because things like depression and PTSD don’t really exist.) He hung himself with the television cord. For a few months, somebody was hired to sit in front of a monitor and watch the person in the room. After that….nothing.

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        • That’s so sad. One ER where I worked had a “quiet room” where they put any unstable psych cases. It was called the “quiet room” because it was soundproof and the staff and other patients didn’t have to hear the screaming until the psych resident wandered by when they had a few minutes to spare the next day. No food, water, human contact…worse than being on the street. No bathroom facilities, either. Just four white walls and a one way mirror where the nurses could check on them every four hours to make sure they weren’t dead.

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          • I saw that stuff, too. As an EMT, I couldn’t do anything because of HIPPA and the nature of our jobs. I saw things that I wish to goodness I could have reported but……

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  4. I have stories to tell about this. I’m working up the courage to do so. Thank you for writing this. You’ve given me a reason to share something I wouldn’t dare share . I must because things like this happen .

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    • Yes, Shareen, it is incredibly important, at this point in history, that you share your stories. Right now there is a lot going on in legislature about prison and police reform, and it’s all because people are sharing their horror stories, the press is taking it up, loved ones are demanding justice, people are demanding change. You’re invited to guest on my page if you want to, or I’ll read it on your blog. I’m getting a lot of hits when I post these things because of people who are following the topic following me. If you post it on your blog I’ll reblog it.

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      • I will work with Shawna on a submission . She will likely share a byline with me. She’s truly 100% my writing partner & without her I’d be unable to even consider sharing my nightmare. I do have a story to tell. Please do check out Shawna’s page. She is my sister site. Without her I lack the courage to speak. I will take you up on that offer to guest. I won’t be able to till at least April. I really appreciate your invitation. Thank you.

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        • I look forward to collaborating! Can I find Shawna on your page?

          I just read your heartbreakingly poignant piece about your relationship with your sister. Have you read “A Teaspoon of Earth and Water” eh, have my elements wrong but the Amazon Oracle will correct me….? Written in the period just when the Shah was deposed and Khomeini turned women into dangerous objects, a pair of twin sisters have a unique relationship….no spoilers, highly recommended for you…

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          • http://honeyquill.com is her site. Go there. You will find her brilliant sparkle. Not one word that is published OTV goes through without her- I will check out that book. Can you send me a link? Shawna’s Twitter handle is @shawnamawna . On Friday’s I co-host #LinkYourLife with her. You should join us. We are fully engaged. You will find us bringing light where it’s dark & connecting.

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  5. I’m going to say one last thing-Even with the body cameras if you ask why you are being arrested they say you are verbally resisting. It’s bullshit.

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    • Right, that woman who sassed that officer btw refusing to put out her cigarette in her own car got beat up on tape, later found dead.

      White prostitute was in her holding cell, needed to use the bathroom, went to the cell door and asked, enormous guard picked this little girl up by the seat of her pants and her collar and flung her across the room so hard, she hit the concrete platform that served for a bed and smashed every bone in her face. I doubt anything will come of that, because, you know, she’s a prostitute, and everyone knows you can do whatever you want to THEM.

      All of this was caught on camera.

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  6. This is terrible. I dont know how jailers who do this can live with themselves. They obviously dont have a conscience. So sad for his wife. XX

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    • Well, I think sadists are drawn to this kind of thing, and the administration wants the prisoners to be quiet. So they make them be quiet, and then they get to keep doing it. That’s why I have such a strong phobia of getting arrested. I’m sure I would die one way or another.

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  7. The chap who was head of the UK prison services or maybe the watchdog, I can’t remember which, resigned after doing the job for five years, because he realised that he was starting to see the atrocities committed in prisons as a “normal” thing. I thought on hearing this that this bloke is someone who is setting a good example – OK, he could perhaps have made some more changes to the system had he stayed, but he recognised that if he did stay, he would no longer be able to see the atrocities of the sytem.

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    • Wow. Has he written a book, or something I can get my hands on to review or write about? The fact that he became aware that he was finding prison atrocities normal…he was exceptional. Prison culture selects for sadists. This guy clearly didn’t make the cut…his contribution will be to join the voices that refuse to be silenced.

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      • No, but it’s within the last couple of months that he resigned. It should still be on the British news webpages, but I can’t remember his name, just that he’d been doing the job for five years.

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        • And your next assignment is….find me that man! Don your Sherlock hat and magnifying glass….he’s lurking somewhere in the British news, with which territory you are much the more familiar one than I; thus it makes sense that you should look him up. Better than buzzard shit, right 🌞?

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