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Texas Legal News: Death of Clements inmate Alton Rodgers leads to lawsuit against TDCJ

Posted on October 12, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

A civil lawsuit now coming down the pipes. The mother of William P. Clements Unit Inmate Alton Rogers seeks answers. Gwendolyn Patrick said she intervened just months before her son’s death, trying to get him medical attention she believes could have saved his life. “It makes feel awful because it’s such a slow death,” Patrick … Continue reading Texas Legal News: Death of Clements inmate Alton Rodgers leads to lawsuit against TDCJ

PRISONER ABUSE: $120M LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST CLEMENTS UNIT, EMPLOYEES FOR DEATH OF ALTON RODGERS

Posted on October 12, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

KFDA – NewsChannel 10 / Amarillo News, Weather, Sports The lawsuit, filed on Monday, alleges that the Texas Department of Public Safety and 33 employees of the prison at the time denied medical care necessary for treating tuberculosis, a serious bacterial disease that attorney Jesse Quackenbush believes was ailing Rodgers. Security personnel at the prison found Rodgers unresponsive … Continue reading PRISONER ABUSE: $120M LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST CLEMENTS UNIT, EMPLOYEES FOR DEATH OF ALTON RODGERS

Houston Drug Lawyer: Texas DPS Dirty Tricks With Spanish Speaking Drivers

Posted on October 7, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

 

Houston Criminal Defense Attorney: Houston Tango Blast prison gang member Ebeneser Benny Morones sentenced to life after violent local pursuit

Posted on October 4, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

A Houston man is returning to prison for life after shooting at Montgomery County officers during a violent high speed chase last year. Judge Patty Maginnis in the 435th District Court sentenced Ebeneser Benny Morones on Friday to Life in prison after Montgomery County citizens found him guilty the week before of Aggravated Assault Public … Continue reading Houston Criminal Defense Attorney: Houston Tango Blast prison gang member Ebeneser Benny Morones sentenced to life after violent local pursuit

Houston Drug Attorney: Houston Cop Noe Juarez Gets 30 Years for Helping Mexican Los Zetas Cartel

Posted on October 3, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

A Houston police officer received a 30-year prison sentence from a federal judge for helping members of the Los Zetas drug cartel obtain guns and body armor. He also supplied sensitive information about operations to the cartel and assisted them in smuggling cocaine. Houston Police Senior Patrol Officer Noe Juarez was convicted by a federal … Continue reading Houston Drug Attorney: Houston Cop Noe Juarez Gets 30 Years for Helping Mexican Los Zetas Cartel

Houston Murder Defense Attorney: L.A. teen shot dead by cops running away, witnesses say

Posted on October 2, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

Police shot and killed a young man in south Los Angeles at the end of a car chase on Saturday, sparking a protest after witnesses said the 18-year-old was shot in the back five times while running away with his hands up. The chase began when officers tried to pull over a car with paper … Continue reading Houston Murder Defense Attorney: L.A. teen shot dead by cops running away, witnesses say

Houston Drug Lawyer: To Help Rehabilitate Juveniles, Texas Keeping Them Closer to Home

Posted on October 2, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

More than a year after state lawmakers told it to stop incarcerating so many teenagers, the Texas Juvenile Justice Department has diverted 52 juvenile offenders to local programs for help and rehabilitation instead of shipping them to state lockups. Keeping the youths closer to home — and near relatives who might be able to help … Continue reading Houston Drug Lawyer: To Help Rehabilitate Juveniles, Texas Keeping Them Closer to Home

Houston Murder Defense Attorney: Richard Olango Abuka, father of Alfred Olango who was slain by police, says his son’s killing is a ‘turning point’ to change police

Posted on October 2, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

The father of an unarmed black man who was fatally shot by police in a San Diego suburb on Saturday told hundreds of demonstrators who peacefully marched through downtown streets that his son’s death was a turning point in a struggle to change police practices. Richard Olango Abuka called the El Cajon officer who fired … Continue reading Houston Murder Defense Attorney: Richard Olango Abuka, father of Alfred Olango who was slain by police, says his son’s killing is a ‘turning point’ to change police

PRISONER ABUSE: LAWSUIT FILED BY ROXANNE ADAMS ALLEGES JAIL LET MENTALLY DISABLED MAN, JAMYCHEAL MITCHELL, STARVE TO DEATH

Posted on September 26, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

Above: Jamycheal Mitchell. Photo Courtesy CNN. Arrested for stealing $5.05 of sweets and soda, a 24-year-old who doctors repeatedly diagnosed as psychotic and delusional was left to essentially starve to death over four months in a squalid Virginia jail cell, Jamycheal Mitchell’s aunt alleged in a federal lawsuit. By the time Mitchell died in August … Continue reading PRISONER ABUSE: LAWSUIT FILED BY ROXANNE ADAMS ALLEGES JAIL LET MENTALLY DISABLED MAN, JAMYCHEAL MITCHELL, STARVE TO DEATH

Prisoner Abuse: PRISONERS TO TEXAS MOM, SANDRA PINCHBACK — GUARDS IGNORED PLEAS FOR HELP IN SON CURTIS GARLAND’S ASTHMA DEATH

Posted on September 26, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

Photo provided by CNN. Anguish spiraled through Sandra Pinchback’s body like a corkscrew upon hearing that her son had died in prison from an asthma attack. Her grip on the phone loosened as she hung up with the prison chaplain, who had delivered the news about Curtis Garland’s death at the George Beto Unit, located … Continue reading Prisoner Abuse: PRISONERS TO TEXAS MOM, SANDRA PINCHBACK — GUARDS IGNORED PLEAS FOR HELP IN SON CURTIS GARLAND’S ASTHMA DEATH