I have not read the New Times for many years until today. Last night, I happen to be in Ft. Lauderdale attending a live town hall meeting. As my friend and I were walking past a free newspaper stand, we both took a New Times. It wasn't until the following evening, that I was able to open it up, to start reading it. "Death Sentence" was the first reading. As I was reading the story about Keskea Hernandez, I began to think back just a couple weeks ago, about my commenting in the online newspaper, the Huffington Post, about something very similar, but it involved my opinion on the whole penal system, Federal, State, and County, where many inmates are not being properly diagnosed medically or mentally. So reading this story was not an accident, and some how it will all be brought together one day soon, to those who make decisions in Washington. My hope is that someone will make a documentary of these types of stories, and bring it all to the fore front where it can no longer be ignored, but have to be addressed because of a overwhelming need to do so, because of public pressure.
My prayers go all to all those involved. This type of reckless disregard in the system should not, and will not continue as long as people write their local, and state representatives to voice their anger on this type of treatment. It is inhumane, and should not be condoned, or tolerated for any reason, and if any employee in the correctional system is currently treating any of the inmates like this should be fired, and brought up on charges that will stick.