Petitioning Dade County State Attorney, Florida, USA. Katherine Fernandez Rundle and 1 other


For the years that Harold Hempstead worked in the Dade Correctional Institution Transitional Care Unit he witnessed the torturing and starving of dozens of mentally disabled inmates and the brutal murder of Darren Rainey.  Dade C.I. staff were using a shower that reached temperatures in excess of 180 degrees to punish mentally disabled inmates.  The fifth inmate they placed in the shower, Darren Rainey, was killed in the shower. 

The Dade County State Attorney’s Office has a long history of not holding law enforcement liable for murders and acts of violence committed in Dade County.

To a lot of people Darren Rainey’s life didn’t matter.  Why?  Because he was a poor, black, mentally-disabled, Muslim prisoner.  His Koran was thrown in the trash by an officer.  Rainey got mad and defecated in the middle of his cell floor.  When he refused to clean it up, he was placed in the shower with 180 degree water and killed.

Please read the links to the Miami Herald newspaper and New Yorker magazine articles written on this murder and help us by signing this petition.

We are asking for one million signatures so we can present this petition to the DOJ asking for justice for the murder of Darren Rainey, and so we can present this petition to the Dade County State Attorney’s Office and showing her:  That the lives of poor people matter, that black lives matter, that the lives of the mentally disabled matter, that the lives of Muslims matter, that the lives of prisoners matter;  and that the life of poor, black, mentally-disabled, Muslim prisoner Darren Rainey mattered.

Because Florida Department of Corrections are subjecting Harold Hempstead and other inmates to severe persecution when they speak to the press, we are also petitioning the USDOJ and FDLE to ask them to uphold and protect Freedom of Speech in Florida.  Please spare a moment to help by signing this:

This petition will be delivered to:
  • Dade County State Attorney, Florida, USA.
    Katherine Fernandez Rundle
  • United States Department of Justice
    Vanita Gupta

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