on June 23, 2012 Darren Rainey, 50, died while incarcerated at the Dade Correctional Institution. he was serving a 2-year sentence for a victimless crime. at the time of his death, he had only one month to go before his release. Rainey, who suffered from mental illness, was accused of defecating in his cell without cleaning it up. the Florida’s Department of Corrections often comes up with cruel and imaginative punishments for prisoners — allegedly ranging from starvation diets to forcing prisoners to fight so the guards could place bets. Rainey’s punishment was to stand confined in a narrow chamber, being blasted with hot water and steam, and left to suffer there for over one hour. when Rainey’s body was found, his skin was cooked to the point where it was coming loose from his body, a condition known as slippage. the facility then did its best to cover up the death. sources say that it was alleged that Rainey had a heart attack, yet DOC refused to perform an autopsy. the official cause of death has never been announced. conveniently, the camera outside the shower “malfunctioned” right after Rainey was forced in. the Rainey investigation has remained open since 2012, with no explanation about why it has taken so long. no one has been charged with the death of Darren Rainey.
HAPPY DARREN RAINEY DAY.
seven-year-old Aiyana Jones fell asleep on the couch while watching TV and never woke up. during the night, police threw a flash grenade into the house near where the child slept and raided the home. questions remain about whether the shot that killed Aiyana was fired from outside or inside the home, but all sides agree: while breaking into the home, a police officer on the scene opened fire and killed Aiyana. neighbors reported that they tried to warn officers that there were children inside the home before they conducted their raid on May 16, 2010
HAPPY AIYANA JONES DAY
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on October 3, 2009 unarmed Victor Steen was struck and killed by the cruiser of a Pensacola police officer while riding his bicycle in the Brownsville neighborhood of Pensacola. the officer claims to have spotted Steen at an empty construction site and attempted to stop him for questioning. according to the officer, Steen fled the area. the officer then pursued Steen in his cruiser and fired a taser weapon from the window of the moving car. the chase ended when Steen was struck by the cruiser and dragged until the cruiser came to a stop at a median in an empty parking lot. Steen was pronounced dead at the scene. in the days after the incident, the officer was placed on paid administrative leave, per department policy. on October 13, he returned to plain-clothes duty doing administrative work for the department’s patrol division.
HAPPY VICTOR STEEN DAY.