Hopefully she gets through to a few of the hardheads…
Bibb County Superior Court Judge Verda Colvin
Hopefully she gets through to a few of the hardheads…
Bibb County Superior Court Judge Verda Colvin
After the Vietnam War tens of thousands of injured soldiers came home, some with major long term injuries. An unusually high number became addicted to opioids. As a result, thinking on the prescribing of pain medication shifted towards very conservative provision of pain meds. In the early 2000’s medical research found that pain actually inhibited healing and recovery. Patients who were under-prescribed pain medication took substantially longer to recover than patients receiving larger doses. This led to new pain management strategies, and an admission by the medical profession that it really didn’t make any difference if a dying cancer patient became an addict.
This new rationality has helped. BTx3 had major open heart surgery a few years ago. I can tell you from time spent in that recovery ward that it is amazing people get up from that. The morning after the operation they get you up and walk you around (complete with a couple of carts of tubes and IVs attached to your body trailing along). Of course you are so zorked out from the pain medication you can’t feel the pain. After four days of that, I refused to take the pain meds anymore. The effects of the meds bothered me worse than the pain from a 12″ hole in my chest and other assorted holes for tubes in my stomach, thigh, and legs. Yeah it hurt, but it wasn’t debilitating. Which makes me believe that some folks may be less susceptible to pain medication addiction than others, and such may just be genetic. Science knows that alcohol addiction is passed down by generation – perhaps the same is true for other types of addiction? They sent me home with a bottle full of Oxycontin. I never opened it and threw it away.
The following remarkably sympathetic article about a Dr in LA whose patients were overdosing and dying on pain meds misses one key point. Over-prescription may result ina Dr’s patients becoming addicted. It is a known risk in any aggressive pain management strategy. Prescribing large quantities of drugs to addicted users far beyond that needed to support their well being, and or people who are going to sell those drugs on the illegal market…Is a crime just like that of any street corner drug pusher.
The only differences being, the Drug Pusher doesn’t have a fancy degree from a top University, and nobody claims the Pusher isn’t in the business of crime. They are both i it for the money!
A Judge on Friday sentenced a Rowland Heights doctor to 30 years to life in prison for the murders of three of her patients who fatally overdosed, ending a landmark case that some medical experts say could reshape how doctors nationwide handle prescriptions.
The sentence came after a Los Angeles jury last year found Dr. Hsiu-Ying “Lisa” Tseng guilty of second-degree murder, the first time a doctor had been convicted of murder in the U.S. for overprescribing drugs.
Superior Court Judge George G. Lomeli said before sentencing Tseng that she had attempted to blame patients, pharmacists and other doctors rather than take responsibility for her own actions.
“It seems to be an attempt to put the blame on someone else,” he said. “Very irresponsible.”
Tseng, wearing blue jail scrubs, apologized to the victims’ families, her family and “medical society.”
“I’m really terribly sorry,” she said, before addressing the courtroom audience, which was crowded with victims’ relatives. “I have been and forever will be praying for you. May God bless all of you and grant comfort to all who have been affected by my actions.”
The 46-year-old former general practitioner is among a small but growing number of doctors charged with murder for prescribing painkillers that killed patients. A Florida doctor was acquitted of first-degree murder in September.
Some experts fear that Tseng’s conviction will usher in a precarious new reality – a scenario in which doctors fearful of prosecution are hesitant to prescribe potent painkillers to patients who need them.
Attorney Peter Osinoff, who represented Tseng before the state medical board, told the judge during Friday’s hearing that the doctor no longer represents a danger to society since she surrendered her medical license in 2012.
The trial had already had a “deterrent effect” on other doctors and has captured the medical community’s attention.
“More primary care physicians no longer accept or treat chronic pain patients in their practice,” he told the judge.
Outside the courtroom, Osinoff said Tseng’s prosecution has had a negative impact on physicians and patients.
“The doctors are scared out of their minds,” he said. “The pendulum has swung so far. The people who need [pain medication] can’t get it now.”
Other medical experts have echoed his concerns since Tseng was charged in 2012.
“When you use the word ‘murder,’” said Dr. Peter Staats, president of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, “of course it’s going to have a chilling effect.”
Staats said he believes an aggressive medical board – not prosecutors – should go after reckless doctors. But, he added, any doctor who is prescribing pills knowing that they are being abused or diverted shouldn’t be called a doctor.
“That’s not the practice of medicine,” Staats said.
Dr. Francis Riegler, a pain specialist who works in Palmdale, said he has followed Tseng’s case and talked about the prosecution with fellow doctors across the country.
“We agree,” he said, “that if you’re doing the right thing – if you’re one of the good guys, if you will – you don’t need to worry about being prosecuted for murder.”
During Tseng’s trial, Deputy Dist. Atty. John Niedermann told jurors that there were “red flags” in her prescribing habits.
More than a dozen times, the prosecutor said, a coroner’s or law enforcement official called with the same stark message: “Your patient has died.”
Her prescribing habits, Niedermann said, remained unchanged.
The prosecutor told jurors that Tseng wrote a man’s name on prescriptions so his wife could get twice as many pills, openly referred to her patients as “druggies” and sometimes made up medical records.
Her motivation, Niedermann said, was financial.
Between 2007, when Tseng joined the Rowland Heights clinic where her husband worked, and 2010, tax returns show that their office made $5 million, he said.
Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey said the conviction sent an unflinching message to medical professionals.
“In this case,” Lacey said, “the doctor stole the lives of three young people in her misguided effort to get rich quick.”
Tseng was convicted of murder for the deaths of Vu Nguyen, 28, of Lake Forest; Steven Ogle, 25, of Palm Desert; and Joey Rovero, 21, an Arizona State University student who prosecutors say traveled more than 300 miles with friends from Tempe, Ariz., to obtain prescriptions from Tseng at her Rowland Heights clinic.
The jury also found Tseng guilty on more than a dozen illegal-prescribing counts.
There is a class on individuals called Sociopaths. People who have no feeling relative to the welfare of others. Fortunately in this case the scumbags were truly stupid – so it is unlikely they will do anyone else any harm for a long long time. This one is only different from the San Bernardino massacre in that the scumbags didn’t apparently have a gun.
Two “cowards” filmed themselves beating up a man with cerebral palsy using his own cell phone, then uploaded the evidence to the victim’s Facebook page, authorities in Michigan said.
Nikey Dashone Walker and Shadeed Dontae Bey, both 20, were arrested Monday for Sunday’s attack, which took place inside a stairwell at the victim’s Pontiac apartment complex, Oakland County Sheriff’s Department said.
Authorities said two men stole the 23-year-old victim’s cell phone and filmed the attack after he tried to get it back.
A graphic video released by the sheriff’s department shows the men viciously kicking and punching him until he appears unconscious on the floor.
“Record it. Hold on, record it,” one of the men says just after the victim falls to the ground after he appears to try to fight back.
At one point, one of the two men pauses to grin at the camera and boast about what he’s done. He appears to say the man is “sleeping.”
“Come on let’s go,” one of them eventually says, leaving the victim lying on the ground as they return to the stairs.
Walker and Bey were arraigned Tuesday on charges of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder; home invasion; and unarmed robbery — all felonies.
Yet another smoking gun on the prevalence of Police misconduct and racism. In this case we have not only the County Police Force, but the DIstrict Attorney in on planting evidence,and drugs on black people. Some of the officers involved have been rewarded with senior Police positions in the State of Alabama.
The Alabama Justice Project has obtained documents that reveal a Dothan Police Department’s Internal Affairs investigation was covered up by the district attorney. A group of up to a dozen police officers on a specialized narcotics team were found to have planted drugs and weapons on young black men for years. They were supervised at the time by Lt. Steve Parrish, current Dothan Police Chief, and Sgt. Andy Hughes, current Asst. Director of Homeland Security for the State of Alabama. All of the officers reportedly were members of a Neoconfederate organization that the Southern Poverty Law Center labels “racial extremists.”The group has advocated for blacks to return to Africa, published that the civil rights movement is really a Jewish conspiracy, and that blacks have lower IQ’s . Both Parrish and Hughes held leadership positions in the group and are pictured above holding a confederate battle flag at one of the club’s secret meetings.
The documents shared reveal that the internal affairs investigation was covered up to protect the aforementioned officers’ law enforcement careers and keep them from being criminally prosecuted.
Several long term Dothan law enforcement officers, all part of an original group that initiated the investigation, believe the public has a right to know that the Dothan Police Department, and District Attorney Doug Valeska, targeted young black men by planting drugs and weapons on them over a decade. Most of the young men were prosecuted, many sentenced to prison, and some are still in prison. Many of the officers involved were subsequently promoted and are in leadership positions in law enforcement. They hope the mood of the country is one that demands action and that the US Department of Justice will intervene.
The group of officers requested they be granted anonymity, and shared hundreds of files from the Internal Affairs Division. They reveal a pattern of criminal behavior from within the highest levels of the Dothan Police Department and the district attorney’s office in the 20th Judicial District of Alabama. Multiple current and former officers have agreed to testify if United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch appoints a special prosecutor from outside the state of Alabama, or before a Congressional hearing. The officers believe that there are currently nearly a thousand wrongful convictions resulting in felonies from the 20th Judicial District that are tied to planted drugs and weapons and question whether a system that allows this can be allowed to continue to operate.
Members of the Henry County Report have spent weeks analyzing the documents. The originals, secured at an N.G.O. in Canada, are being shared directly with attorneys in the U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division, and are being made available to the lawyers of those falsely convicted that seek to clear their names.
There are two federal lawsuits currently pending by former police officers Keith Gray and Raemonica Carney against the Dothan Police Department. They will be given access as well as they substantiate their claims of racial discrimination and city’s violation of a federal court decree.
The documents serve as irrefutable evidence of criminal activity at the highest levels of the Dothan Police Department.
Beginning in early 1996, the Dothan Police Department received complaints from black victims that drugs and weapons were being planted. Specifically young black men who had clean records were targeted. Police Chief, John White, allegedly instructed senior officers to ignore the complaints and they willingly complied.
In early 1998, a group of concerned white officers from within the Police Department complained in writing about what they witnessed. This is reflected in the document below where it refers to a series of allegations that took place over 11 months before the department acted. The initial written complaint from the department’s own officers is dated June, 1998. The internal memo documents the last allegation as occurring in April of 1999. Almost a year of internal complaints by the department’s own police officers passed before Chief White turned it over to the Internal Affairs Division.
On August 27, 1999 more than a dozen officers had allegations against them for planting drugs and weapons on black men they had falsely arrested. They were each notified of a formal investigation and required to prepare statements in writing to the Internal Affairs Division. They were then tested by polygraph examination, most reportedly failed. The notification of charges reference a combination of marijuana, cocaine, and guns being planted on citizens during arrests that were witnessed by multiple fellow police officers.
All of these cases involving planted drugs and weapons were subsequently prosecuted by District Attorney, Doug Valeska, despite the written allegations by police officers that the evidence was planted. Never was any such information shared in the discovery process with the defendant’s attorneys. We have been advised that each of these are considered felonies committed by the district attorney.
One of the officers alleged to have planted drugs and guns, Michael Magrino, now an investigator working for the state’s Indigent Defense Fund and Dothan attorney Derek Yarborough, was alleged to have stolen weapons and drugs in his car. A Dothan police officer familiar with the case told us that “Under no circumstances was this legal, he (Magrino) should have been immediately taken into custody prosecuted but he was not because Lt. Parrish defended him and blocked it.”
The documents reveal that Magrino contacted District Attorney Doug Valeska and Andy Hughes to intervene into the Internal Affairs investigation.
The head of the Internal Affairs investigation, Sgt. Keith Gray, repeatedly warned Magrino this was a violation of the departmental procedures. Magrino then threatened to go to the press if he was fired, according to a taped interview with Andy Hughes.
“He basically would have done anything to save his skin,” one of the officers told us and referred to him as the “character from the movie “Deliverance” he squealed like a pig, eventually Hughes managed to shut him up and force him to resign to save the others.”
In the internal affairs documents, three names worth noting appear repeatedly.
Capt. Carlton “Bubba” Ott, now commander of the department’s Criminal Investigation Division, Steve Parrish, current Chief, and Andy Hughes, former Sheriff and current Director of Homeland Security for the state.
All were aware of the investigation and its outcome. All have been rewarded with careers in law enforcement by those for whom they covered, while those who spoke out were forced out of the department. Disturbingly, Ott and Parrish have both attended the FBI academy. Both were highly recommended by the district attorney and former Police Chief, John White….Read the Rest Here…
Let’s see…Minister of local evangelical church dipping into the congregation ladies…
Minister fathers child with wife of another man.
Minister shoots and kills irate husband “defending himself”.
Other than breaking about 18 of the Ten Commandments…What could go wrong?
Here is the Rev apparently practicing his Sermon the “I didn’t do it!”…basically admitting the adultery.
What possible motivation would said, now dead, husband have to be pissed?
A pistol-packing preacher who allegedly shot and killed another man in Detroit earlier this month gave a sermon weeks before where he denied fathering a love child with the man’s wife.
“I got saved 15 years ago. Been with one woman,” Keon Allison shouted, taking off his vest while hopping around his empty stage. “One woman, that’s all. Ain’t no two women.”
“You’ve got to live a clean life,” he added while dancing. “You’ve got to clean it up. If you’re married, stay with your spouse. You can’t have these other girlfriends. You’ve got to clean it up, because when the devil comes at your house, you’re gonna have to have some integrity to say, ‘I ain’t running, I ain’t going nowhere, because I ain’t did nothing.”
The video was uploaded September 24th, but only discovered by the Christian Post on Wednesday.
Deante Smith, 25, was shot when he entered Allison’s Church of God church and allegedly confronted the pastor with a brick. Smith was reportedly there to confront Allison about an affair he was allegedly carrying out with his wife.
Allison was arrested but then released. No charges have been filed against him yet.
“Don’t get it twisted, this ain’t pastor’s thing, this is Jesus’ thing, and I’m just serving Him. And I just got a made up mind,” Allison proclaimed. “I said, ‘I’m gonna be this thing for real.’ Ain’t gonna be no funny business with me.”
“Have you ever had your name smeared?” he asked his half-empty storefront church in a September 20th sermon. “This is not mud, this is manure.”
The devil, Allison said, keeps looking and waiting for when you’re weakened to strike.
Looks to me “the Devil” in this case just committed murder.
Firing a bunch of rounds off in front of a busy store is a damn good way to hit and possibly kill an innocent bystander or kid. Doing so, when there is absolutely no threat to life or limb should be a felony crime.
The local Police seem to be kowtowing to the NRA on this one instead of public safety.
Police in Auburn Hills, Michigan are investigating an attempted shooting at a Home Depot, where a 47-year-old woman with a concealed carry permit tried to shoot a fleeing shoplifter, WXYZ reports.
According to authorities, the woman witnessed a man exiting the Home Depot while being followed by loss prevention officers. The man attempted to flee in a small, dark sport utility vehicle, at which point the woman pulled out her concealed 9mm handgun and opened fire in the Home Depot parking lot.
She fired repeatedly, and police believe one of the bullets struck and flattened the SUV’s tire — but the suspects, described as two males in their 40s, one white and one black, still escaped. The woman is said to be cooperating with police, who are still deciding whether to charge her for shooting up a Home Depot parking lot to stop a suspected shoplifter.
According to police, there were many people in the parking lot when the woman shot at the fleeing SUV. A police spokeswoman told a WXYZ reporter that “the best thing that anybody who witnesses or thinks they’re witnessing a crime could do for us is gather information, write down information, provide it to the officers when they arrive.”
To be honest, I would have cheered if the cops had shot her dumb ass.
The TV version is just a campy prelude. One variation of slavery in America that still exists today. The criminals disproportionately tend to be middle aged to older white males, in a reverse of the demographic of criminals in street sex trafficking who tend to be black or Hispanic. Much as the users of child porn also are overwhelmingly white males. There are an estimated 100,000 children trafficked in the US into sex slavery. Statistics however, are hard to come by…Because the majority of “customers” are white males and this would dramatically shift the view of exactly who is committing crime in America. The police spend a lot of time catching low level drug users – but very little time catching these monsters. Unless there is some physical assault – these also don’t count of the FBIs list of violent crimes.
In a clever sting operation, the feds nabbed creeps looking to buy ‘sex slaves’ for their home dungeons.
In March 2014, Steven Currence gave undercover agents a grand tour of the dungeon hidden inside his Montana home.
The subterranean hellhole contained a heavy wooden cross and a smattering of chairs. The walls were covered in whips, chains, and torture devices. Currence boasted of blacking out the windows to dash any hopes of escape.
Here was the sinister lair where the 65-year-old planned to lock his sex slaves. One kidnapped woman would sleep in the basement torture chamber, while the other would be chained to his bed—with a chain long enough to reach the bathroom.
Currence believed he would soon purchase the women from the agents, who posed as human traffickers. The creep previously told the agents that he wanted a “housekeeper with benefits” who would “take care of things, clean the house, take care of me,” court records reveal.
“These slaves will never leave,” Currence said. “I’m not looking for love, they’re just going to be in here and they are going to be serving.”
But Currence wouldn’t be the one doing the shackling. Instead, the feds cuffed him two months later when he traveled to Arizona to buy two women at what he believed was a slave auction.
In September of this year, Currence was sentenced to seven years in prison.
He was one of four men nabbed in an FBI sting operation targeting an extreme slice of the human trafficking underworld: people seeking sexual and domestic slaves.
Court papers paint a disturbing picture of the lengths all four fiends went to keep their would-be slaves hidden. They outfitted their homes with things like soundproof boxes, window coverings, and even a 500-pound therapeutic bed with chains.
One man hired a contractor to turn his BDSM “playroom” into a dungeon so secure visitors wouldn’t know someone was inside. Another ordered a “date rape” drug from China to knock his victim out as he transported her across state lines.…More…