Florida Prison Workers Who Were In KKK Plotted To Kill Black Inmate

This item, originally from the Associated Press, was published in the Huffington Post. While it’s been carried by many of the Black press outlets, I’ve not seen any mention of it in a mainstream newspaper.

Some quotes from the HuffPo piece:

“GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Two current and one former prison employee who all belonged to the Ku Klux Klan planned to kill a black inmate as he was released in retaliation for a fight, officials said Thursday.

The three men – Thomas Jordan Driver, 25, David Elliot Morgan, 47, and 42-year-old Charles Thomas Newcomb – each were arrested Thursday on one state count of conspiracy to commit murder, according to a statement from Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office.”


“Last fall, DOC officials fired nearly 50 prison employees, including several over allegations that they punched and beat inmates.

The deaths of inmates Randall Jordan-Aparo and Darren Rainey also drew attention. Rainey, a mentally ill prisoner, was punished in 2012 with a shower so hot that his skin separated from his body. Jordan-Aparo was reportedly gassed while in a confinement cell.

Witnesses say guards at Dade Correctional Institution left Rainey alone for two hours in a locked, scalding hot shower as punishment for defecating in his cell and refusing to clean it up. The warden at Dade Correctional was fired.”

The nation should have been informed of these suspicions when they first arose. It isn’t enough for them to be covered locally. News should have filtered through TV and cable networks to the mainstream press.


Curated from www.huffingtonpost.com

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