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Rundle Won't Charge Prison Guards Who Allegedly Boiled Schizophrenic Black Man to Death

FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017 AT 6:53 P.M.
JERRY IANNELLI

 

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On June 23, 2012, Darren Rainey, a schizophrenic man serving time for cocaine possession, was thrown into a prison shower at the Dade Correctional Institution. The water was turned up top 180 degrees — hot enough to steep tea or cook Ramen noodles.

 

As punishment, four corrections officers — John Fan Fan, Cornelius Thompson, Ronald Clarke and Edwina Williams — kept Rainey in that shower for two full hours. Rainey was heard screaming "Please take me out! I can’t take it anymore!” and kicking the shower door. Inmates said prison guards laughed at Rainey and shouted "Is it hot enough?"

 

Rainey died inside that shower. He was found crumpled on the floor. When his body was pulled out, nurses said there were burns on 90 percent of his body. A nurse said his body temperature was too high to register with a thermometer. And his skin fell off at the touch.

 

But in an unconscionable decision, Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle's office announced Friday that the four guards who oversaw what amounted to a medieval-era boiling will not be charged with a crime.

 

“The shower was itself neither dangerous nor unsafe,’’ the report says. “The evidence does not show that Rainey’s well-being was grossly disregarded by the correctional staff.’’

 

Rundle's office announced the results of its investigation in a Friday afternoon news-dump, the kind that public officials typically only use to bury unflattering news or information. Rundle's office would clearly like this case to vanish over the weekend — but the facts of the case are so inhumanely grotesque that the decision should haunt the office for eternity.

 

Rundle took over as Miami-Dade's top prosecutor in the 1990s, after then-State Attorney Janet Reno left to join the Bill Clinton administration. She has

remained the state attorney every since. In that time, she has never charged a Miami police officer for an on-duty shooting.

 

It's important to note that all Rundle had to do to show that she cared was to charge the prison guards with a crime. It is up to a jury to assess guilt. Despite the fact that a man died in a shower, and that multiple witnesses said they saw burns on his body and heard screaming, Rundle didn't think there was enough evidence to bring criminal charges.

 

Miami Herald investigative reporter Julie K. Brown spoke to multiple witnesses, jail inmates, and staff members, who said the showers were routinely used to scald inmates who acted out or upset the guards. Brown led a 2015 investigative series into abuses at Miami prisons. That series led to lawsuits, firings, rule-changes, and legislative hearings. But Rundle hasn't filed criminal charges.

 

The New Yorker magazine centered an entire investigation around Rainey's death. The magazine detailed how a whistleblower who tried to speak out about the incident, Harriet Krzykowski, was bullied, harassed, and forced into therapy after trying to speak out about abuses at the jail.

That story called Rainey's treatment torture.

 

Fernandez Rundle's 72-page close-out memo leans heavily on an autopsy that has been roundly criticized by civil-rights advocates. The report claims Rainey was not found with burns when he died. Howard Simon, executive director of the Florida American Civil Liberties Association, has said in the past that the autopsy, which was leaked to the press during the investigation, showed that a federal investigation was needed.

 

Rundle's office, however, noted that one Miami-Dade County cop reported that nurses said Rainey's body had "red areas" on it, and that his skin was, indeed, "slipping off" after being removed from the shower. Rundle's memo said, however, that this could have instead been due to "body decomposition," rather than burns.

 

"In response to specific questions by Detective Sanchez regarding burns, Dr. [Emma] Lew advised that Rainey did not sustain any obvious external injuries, and, particularly, that there were no thermal injuries (burns) of any kind on his body," the report says. It then adds that from 2012 to 2014, no cause of death was determined.

 

This was complicated, however, by the fact that Rainey's family members say they were pressured to rapidly cremate his body. If further evidence of a murder existed, it has long been burnt to ashes.

 

One witness quoted in the Herald and New Yorker pieces, Harold Hempstead, was an inmate serving time for felony robbery charges. Hempstead kept a diary and reported that he heard Rainey's screams.

 

But Rundle's Friday memo took great pains to disqualify Hempstead's entire diary as innaccurate and unreliable. Multiple inmates told Rundle's office that they heard screams, but the State Attorney claimed the accounts were "inconsistent" and could not be trusted.

 

"Accordingly and in conclusion," Rundle wrote, "the facts and evidence in this case do not meet the required elements for the filing of any criminal charge."

 

She then signed her name.

 

http://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/florida-wont-charge-prison-guards-who-boiled-schizophrenic-black-man-darren-rainey-to-death-9213190

 

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Edited by Hand2HandKing - 3/20/17 at 12:21pm
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******* pigs, how did they determine not to charge?
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She knows she'll never lose her job so long as she does **** like this. People like her deserve every negative thing that happens to them
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post #5 of 62
How is the water in a shower able to be turned to 180 degrees? And how come this knob wasn't in the shower?
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Hope the white devil Katherine Rundle dies an eminent painful death. Her devil family and SWS kids can burn in hell too. One less vile racist in the judiciary and the country's population would be a plus.
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Witch hunts for us man smh
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How is the water in a shower able to be turned to 180 degrees? And how come this knob wasn't in the shower?

they can probably make it as hot as they want

 

and the guards probably have control of the water so that inmates cant do this to each other

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Read about this over the weekend. SWS DA says she didn't "see anything wrong with it"

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****.


That is UPSETTING and DISGUSTING.

There is def A LOT more to this.

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Read about this the other day.  Legit ruined my day.  

 

That broad needs to lose her job ASAP.  And I'ma need to see more outrage from FL residents over this.  

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I'm sure things are going on in these privatized prison's that are horrifying. Common perception is "well they're criminals, they deserve it". Till you realize some are there on bogus convictions to keep feeding the machine.

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Just read that. Such ********. mean.gif
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they can probably make it as hot as they want

and the guards probably have control of the water so that inmates cant do this to each other
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I'm sure things are going on in these privatized prison's that are horrifying. Common perception is "well they're criminals, they deserve it". Till you realize some are there on bogus convictions to keep feeding the machine.
criminals don't deserve to be boiled to death.
Unless it's on some Jared crimes that they did without a doubt.
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Now this is something I'd protest for. I would demand an explanation given the evidence.
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criminals don't deserve to be boiled to death.
Unless it's on some Jared crimes that they did without a doubt.

Not saying they do, it's a violation of the 8th zmendment. But we know they are getting tortured, like in this case.

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“The shower was itself neither dangerous nor unsafe,’’

Throw the guards and Rundle in there to demonstrate for everyone how safe it is.
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This is unreal. I hope everyone involved in the death of that man suffers and dies the most painful excrusiating death.
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“The shower was itself neither dangerous nor unsafe,’’

Throw the guards and Rundle in there to demonstrate for everyone how safe it is.

🙌🙌🙌🙌100% this. If this just gets swept under the rug it says a lot about our country and the justice system. Wonder WHAT DT would have to say.
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🙌🙌🙌🙌100% this. If this just gets swept under the rug it says a lot about our country and the justice system. Wonder WHAT DT would have to say.
It probably will unfortunately
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I guessed right in what state this took place in. :{

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The **** that's allowed to happen in jail is ridiculous, and to think this is the D.A who is responsible for hundreds of peoples lives.
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She can kiss her reputation good-bye, wish she could go to jail.
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She can kiss her reputation good-bye, wish she could go to jail.


Won't happen, they stay on code and don't throw each other under the bus

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“The shower was itself neither dangerous nor unsafe,’’

Throw the guards and Rundle in there to demonstrate for everyone how safe it is.

 

 

 

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WOW.

Didnt read past the first couple sentences. Straight up disgusting. mean.gif


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This is insane. They can literally kill someone, with whitnesses, and evidence and still get away with murder.
And it has happened so many times. What are we as a people supposed to do? Protesting hasn't produced results. Violence will only edge them on. Smh.
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they can probably make it as hot as they want

and the guards probably have control of the water so that inmates cant do this to each other

They do. Jail i was at was just a button you push and water came out for like 30sec-1min. They have the ability to control the temperature and cut off water altogether.


******* disgusting the way these people play with peoples lives. They not god. They will get theirs come judgement day but unfortunately that will be too late. The man was sick mentally mean.gif smfh this **** ruined my day.
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