‘A New York State watchdog agency overseeing jails and prisons has found that gross incompetence by medical personnel and correction officers at Rikers Island led to the death of a mentally ill inmate who was found naked and covered in feces after being locked in a cell for six days.
In a report, the agency, the New York State Commission of Correction, called for the Justice Department to investigate possible civil rights violations, saying the details of the inmate’s death “shock the conscience.” It is not clear, though, whether anyone received significant punishment.
The inmate, Bradley Ballard, died on Sept. 11, 2013, after he was deprived of insulin for diabetes and locked in his cell without food or running water for nearly a week. Though correction officers, doctors and inmates were visibly repulsed by the stench coming from his cell, none of them entered or sought help.’
‘A suspected paedophile children’s home boss has been found dead – just weeks before he was due to stand trial for allegedly abusing boys as young as nine.
John Stingemore, 72, was set to face a string of historic sex abuse charges relating to his time as manager of Grafton Close children’s home in West London in the 1970s and 1980s.
Stingemore, who was charged in September 2013 with multiple counts of indecent assault, taking indecent images of a child and one count of conspiracy to commit buggery, was found dead by police.
A spokeswoman from the coroner’s office in Hastings, near where he lived in St Leonard’s on Sea, East Sussex, said: ‘He has passed away.”
‘A Wisconsin health care worker Katherine McQuestion received her flu vaccine as usual and later died from the flu.
According to WISN, McQuestion’s mother said her daughter had received a flu shot as part of her job as a radiology technician while she worked at St. Catherine’s Medical Center in Pleasant Prairie.
Kenosha County Health Officer Cynthia Johnson shrugged the incident off as a fluke and used this opportunity to urge people to get vaccinated.
“For the majority of people, they should get vaccinated because this is a very unusual case, and it typically doesn’t happen,” Johnson said.’
‘One of Sierra Leone’s few remaining top health specialists has died after contracting the Ebola virus. Reports indicate that the experimental Ebola drug ZMab had been en route from Belgium to treat the man, known as Dr. Victor Willoughby, but it was already too late, as he had succumbed to the later stages of the deadly illness.
According to Reuters, Dr. Willoughby contracted Ebola after treating a man with organ-related problems. The patient, a senior banker in town, was later diagnosed with the hemorrhagic disease after Dr. Willoughby had already been in contact with him, which resulted in the rapid development of Ebola symptoms not long after.’
‘Friends of the bankrupt property tycoon, Scot Young, who died falling from his fourth storey London flat, have urged the police to investigate a potential ring of death, after it emerged that four of his close friends have all died in similar circumstances.
The 52-year-old father of two was discovered impaled on railings beneath his central London apartment on Monday afternoon, in what is thought to have been a suicide.
Scotland Yard said the death was not being treated as suspicious and has referred the matter to the coroner.’
‘Internal emails show the FBI worked to knock down rumors and conspiracy theories that circulated following the death last year of journalist Michael Hastings in a car crash.
The claims went mainstream after WikiLeaks tweeted the day after the June 18, 2013, crash that Hastings had contacted the group’s attorney, claiming the FBI was investigating him.
The FBI was contacted by numerous journalists and others asking whether the agency had been investigating the investigative reporter prior to his death at age 33.’
‘“We enter the world with something and leave with something.”
That’s pretty cut-and-dried. Is it true? Could it be that the precious little baby with the unique spirit came in with zero, zilch, nothing? Could it be that the old woman, no longer breathing, ends right there – zero, zilch, ‘is no more’?
Of course not… and I’m confident you don’t think so either. We inherit memories and we remember feelings, we watch ourselves, we observe nature, we think and study and experiment following an inner guide, and we look inside through meditation. No one has to tell us to live like we’re eternal… it just seems to be hardwired. Who would believe that birth is the beginning and death the end. Not me… not Consciousness.’
‘The march of global de-dollarization continues. In the last few days, China has signed direct currency agreements with Canada becoming North America’s first offshore RMB hub, which CBC reports analysts suggest “could double maybe even triple the level of Canadian trade between Canada and China,” impacting the need for Dollars.
But that is not the week’s biggest Petrodollar precariousness news, as The Examiner reports, a new chink in the petrodollar system was forged as China signed an agreement with Qatar to begin direct currency swaps between the two nations using the Yuan, and establishing the foundation for new direct trade with the OPEC nation in the very heart of the petrodollar system. As Simon Black warns, “It’s happening… with increasing speed and frequency.”‘
‘For seven days, as I lay in that unresponsive coma, my consciousness went on a voyage through a series of realms, each one more extraordinary than the last — a journey beyond the physical world and one that, until then, I would certainly have dismissed as impossible.
For thousands of years, ordinary people as well as shamans and mystics have described brief, wonderful glimpses of ethereal realms. I’m not the first person to have discovered that consciousness exists beyond the body.
What is unique in my case is that I am, as far as scientific records show, the only person to have travelled to this heavenly dimension with the cortex in complete shut-down, while under minute observation throughout.’