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Death of Schizophrenic Man in Jail Ruled Homicide in Denver

The Republican Saint Raygun shut down the Mental Hospitals in this country, leaving the police to deal with people with severe mental illness. By some reports, up to half of those incarcerated in City an County jails are mentally ill.

Michael Marshall was killed by Police on Nov 11, 2015 while experiencing a psychotic episode after being jailed for a minor violation.


Denver Inmate’s Death At Hands Of Deputies Ruled A Homicide

Six sheriff’s deputies have been placed on restrictive duty.

On Nov. 11, 2015, deputies at the Denver jail forcibly restrained a man who was experiencing a psychotic episode. When the man became unresponsive, he was sent to a nearby hospital, where he was put on life support and died nine days later.

The man, 50-year-old Michael Marshall, was originally arrested on charges of disturbing the peace and trespassing at a motel where he had been staying.

Now, nearly two months after the fact, Marshall’s death has been ruled a homicide.

A report released Friday by the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner concludes that Marshall died from “complications of positional asphyxia to include aspiration pneumonia due to being physically restrained by law enforcement during an acute psychotic episode.”

In other words, Marshall vomited during the incident, and law enforcement officers restrained him in such a manner that he choked on it, going without oxygen for 10 to 15 minutes, his family members told ABC7. Marshall also went into cardiac arrest.

The six deputies involved in the incident were placed on restrictive duty immediately afterward. Per The Denver Post, an internal investigation is ongoing, but that’s of little comfort to Marshall’s family.

We are devastated and outraged by what we learned in this autopsy report,” Mari Newman, an attorney representing Marshall’s family, told 9News on Friday. “We were hopeful that Denver had changed its ways and learned from past mistakes.”

Newman called on the city to release video of the fatal encounter, and urged the Denver district attorney to bring charges against the people involved.

The Associated Press notes that it’s been just one year since a federal juryawarded $4.56 million to the family of Marvin Booker, a homeless street preacher who died in the Denver jail under questionable circumstances in 2010.

“Denver’s law enforcement needs to do better in how they deal with people with mental health issues,” Newman told ABC7 in an earlier interview. “People with mental health issues are at extraordinary risk of bad outcomes from contact with law enforcement in Denver, and that’s something we as a community simply need to address.”

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Posted by on January 9, 2016 in BlackLivesMatter


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Joe Jackson – Charges Against Dr. Murray Not Enough

The circus continues…

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Posted by on February 9, 2010 in Music, From Way Back When to Now


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Murder Most Foul

The saga of Maurice Clemmons, a deeply troubled and violent man finally came to an end this morning, when he was shot and killed by a Seattle Police Officer. Clemmons was the prime suspect, and was being pursued by police for the brutal murder of 4 Lakewood Policemen Sunday as they sat in a coffee shop before their shift.

Maurice Clemmons

Suspected cop killer slain by police

Investigators said they believed Clemmons — who had a violent criminal history in Arkansas and Washington — was aided by a network of friends and family before he was killed at about 2:40 a.m. Tuesday.

Pierce County Sheriff’s Det. Ed Troyer said his agency had arrested three people for rendering criminal assistance to Clemmons and had taken a getaway driver into custody.

“We expect to have maybe six or seven people in custody by the day’s end,” Troyer added. “Some are friends, some are acquaintances, some are partners in crime, some are relatives. Now they’re all partners in crime.”

On Monday, officers detained a sister of Clemmons who they think treated the suspect’s gunshot wound.

“We believe she drove him up to Seattle and bandaged him up,” Troyer said.
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Posted by on December 1, 2009 in News


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King of Pop… Dead by Manslaughter

As has hit every news outlet in the world by now, Michael Jackson’s death has been ruled Manslaughter, which is to say…


Police have yet to establish a motive for the crime, beyond malpractice by MJ’s Doctor – Dr. Conrad Murray. What is apparent though, is that significant portions of Dr. Murray’s initial testimony to police don’t stand up to closer scrutiny.

Whether other people were involved, or whether there was a plot of some sort appears to be pure conjecture at this point. Conjecture which morbidly will likely become legend as time goes on.

The most damning evidence against Dr. Murray is the timeline established by police and sequence of events leading to MJ’s death – Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on August 25, 2009 in News


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Michael Jackson’s Doctor May Have Been His Pusher

Saw a report last night that claimed Jackson was paying Dr. Murray $150,000 a month – but that Murray had several defaulted debts in the $400,000 range…

$150k a month will buy a whole lot of poison.

Agents descend on Vegas home of Jackson doctor

LAS VEGAS — Authorities searched the sprawling Las Vegas home and medical office of Michael Jackson’s personal doctor Tuesday, seeking documents as part of a manslaughter investigation into the singer’s death.

Los Angeles police and federal Drug Enforcement Administration agents entered Dr. Conrad Murray’s home in a gated community while others across town searched Murray’s medical offices, Global Cardiovascular Associates Inc.

Michael Flanagan, assistant special agent in charge of the Las Vegas DEA office, said the warrants were sealed and he couldn’t say what documents agents were seeking. He said he expected the search would last five hours.

It was the second time in less than a week that investigators targeted Murray’s property. Last week in Houston authorities searched his clinic and storage. Court records show they were seeking evidence of whether the doctor committed manslaughter.

With toxicology reports pending, investigators are working under the theory that Murray gave Jackson the powerful anesthetic propofol to help him go to sleep, and the drug caused his heart to stop, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press. Murray told investigators he administered propofol sometime in the early morning of June 25, the day Jackson died, according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing.

The official told AP that Murray left the bedroom where Jackson was sedated and returned to find the star unresponsive.

Police have said Murray is cooperating and have not labeled him a suspect.

Gotta go with Nina here…

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Posted by on July 28, 2009 in News


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