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AGeorgia sheriff's deputy shot and killed a Black man who spent more than 16 years in prison on a wrongful conviction, according to a report Tuesday.

The Camden County deputy stopped Leonard Allen Cure as he drove Monday on Interstate 95 near the Georgia-Florida state line. Though he got out of his vehicle and cooperated at first, investigators said he became violent after he was told he was being arrested, reported WSB-TV.

“I can only imagine what it’s like to know your son is innocent and watch him be sentenced to life in prison, to be exonerated and ... then be told that once he’s been freed, he’s been shot dead,” said Seth Miller, executive director of the Innocence Project of Florida.

 

A preliminary investigation showed the deputy shocked Cure with a stun gun when he failed to obey commands, and the 53-year-old allegedly assaulted the deputy, who drew his firearm and fatally shot him when the stun gun and a baton failed to subdue him.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation did not say why the deputy had stopped Cure, who had been convicted in the armed robbery of a drug store in Dania Beach, Florida, and sentenced to life in prison because he had previous convictions for robbery and other crimes.

However, Broward County prosecutors asked a judge to release him in 2020 after a review team found "troubling" revelations that Cure had solid alibis that were disregarded and no physical evidence or strong witnesses to place him at the scene.

“After he was freed and exonerated by our office, he visited prosecutors at our office and participated in training to help our staff do their jobs in the fairest and most thorough way possible,” said Broward state attorney Harold Pryor, who described Cure as smart, funny and kind.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a claims bill in June granting Cure $817,000 in compensation for his conviction and imprisonment, along with educational benefits, and he received those funds in August.

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PTSD---- is a real thing.

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On 10/17/2023 at 9:27 AM, Gurn said:

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AGeorgia sheriff's deputy shot and killed a Black man who spent more than 16 years in prison on a wrongful conviction, according to a report Tuesday.

The Camden County deputy stopped Leonard Allen Cure as he drove Monday on Interstate 95 near the Georgia-Florida state line. Though he got out of his vehicle and cooperated at first, investigators said he became violent after he was told he was being arrested, reported WSB-TV.

“I can only imagine what it’s like to know your son is innocent and watch him be sentenced to life in prison, to be exonerated and ... then be told that once he’s been freed, he’s been shot dead,” said Seth Miller, executive director of the Innocence Project of Florida.

 

A preliminary investigation showed the deputy shocked Cure with a stun gun when he failed to obey commands, and the 53-year-old allegedly assaulted the deputy, who drew his firearm and fatally shot him when the stun gun and a baton failed to subdue him.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation did not say why the deputy had stopped Cure, who had been convicted in the armed robbery of a drug store in Dania Beach, Florida, and sentenced to life in prison because he had previous convictions for robbery and other crimes.

However, Broward County prosecutors asked a judge to release him in 2020 after a review team found "troubling" revelations that Cure had solid alibis that were disregarded and no physical evidence or strong witnesses to place him at the scene.

“After he was freed and exonerated by our office, he visited prosecutors at our office and participated in training to help our staff do their jobs in the fairest and most thorough way possible,” said Broward state attorney Harold Pryor, who described Cure as smart, funny and kind.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a claims bill in June granting Cure $817,000 in compensation for his conviction and imprisonment, along with educational benefits, and he received those funds in August.

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PTSD---- is a real thing.

 

I'm pretty sure I saw the video of this incident. It was difficult to tell why the guy got so agitated, but of course, the law and order types will all be saying "he should have just complied"....

 

While that is true and likely would mean he'd still be alive, I think it's impossible for any of us to understand how it would feel to spend years in prison for a crime you didn't commit and shortly thereafter, be faced with the prospect of going back. I think that would make anyone act out.

 

What I wish we knew is why this man was being pulled over in the first place. While I can't say one way or another in this case, it often seems to be for some minor, or even insignificant reason....

 

I'm sure there will be those that disagree, but past incidents have convinced me that "Driving while Black" is a thing in the US and it seems to lead to a lot of unnecessary deaths.

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On 10/25/2023 at 10:25 AM, RupertKBD said:

 

I'm pretty sure I saw the video of this incident. It was difficult to tell why the guy got so agitated, but of course, the law and order types will all be saying "he should have just complied"....

 

While that is true and likely would mean he'd still be alive, I think it's impossible for any of us to understand how it would feel to spend years in prison for a crime you didn't commit and shortly thereafter, be faced with the prospect of going back. I think that would make anyone act out.

 

What I wish we knew is why this man was being pulled over in the first place. While I can't say one way or another in this case, it often seems to be for some minor, or even insignificant reason....

 

I'm sure there will be those that disagree, but past incidents have convinced me that "Driving while Black" is a thing in the US and it seems to lead to a lot of unnecessary deaths.

 

The video is on YouTube.  I watched it the other day.

 

The article writer has an agenda.

 

The cop was a total d-bag and aggravated the situation, but the big black dude started to physically fight him...  and was winning.  That cop was a dead man.  After the stun gun failed, his final chance to save his own life was to shoot the dude.  Then he had a panic attack and cried.

 

 

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On 10/25/2023 at 5:21 AM, Playoff Beered said:

The Nashville police chief’s son, who was wanted in the shooting of 2 officers, was found dead after a car chase, officials say

https://www.cnn.com/2023/10/25/us/nashville-police-chief-son-found-dead/index.html

 

He killed himself in the shed he was hiding in after shooting a couple of cops and carjacking a couple at gunpoint, who were minding their own business in their own front yard.

 

His only redeeming value is that he saved taxpayers from having to feed, house, and clothe him in prison.

 

Sounds harsh, but he brought that entire sh*tshow on himself.  Both figuratively and literally.  He's dead because he wanted to escape the consequences of his actions and his solution was to put a bullet into his own head.

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"An Arizona judge has dismissed a high-profile child sexual abuse lawsuit against The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ruling that church officials who knew that a church member was sexually abusing his daughter had no duty to report the abuse to police or social service agencies because the information was received during a spiritual confession.

 

In a ruling on Friday, Cochise County Superior Court Judge Timothy Dickerson said the state’s clergy-penitent privilege excused two bishops and several other officials with the church, widely known as the Mormon church, from the state’s child sex abuse mandatory reporting law because Paul Adams initially disclosed during a confession that he was sexually abusing his daughter.

“Church defendants were not required under the Mandatory Reporting Statute to report the abuse of Jane Doe 1 by her father because their knowledge of the abuse came from confidential communications which fall within the clergy-penitent exception,” Dickerson wrote in his decision.

Although the church excommunicated Adams, its decision to withhold his abusive behavior from civil authorities allowed him to continue abusing his daughter for seven years, during which he began abusing a second daughter, starting when she was just 6 weeks old.

Adams recorded his abuse of his daughters on video and posted the pornographic videos on the internet. The abuse stopped only when Homeland Security agents arrested Adams in 2017 in Arizona, after authorities in New Zealand and the United States traced one of the videos to him. Adams died by suicide in custody while awaiting trial.

Lynne Cadigan, an attorney representing the Adams children who filed the 2021 lawsuit, said she will appeal the ruling. “How do you explain to young victims that a rapist’s religious beliefs are more important than their right to be free from rape?” she asked. Cadigan also said the ruling, if allowed to stand, would “completely eviscerate the state’s child protection law.”

In a prepared statement, the church said, “We are pleased with the Arizona Superior Court’s decision granting summary judgment for the Church and its clergy and dismissing the plaintiffs’ claims. Contrary to some news reports and exaggerated allegations, the court found that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its clergy handled this matter consistent with Arizona law.”

 

An investigation by The Associated Press last year cited the Adams case while revealing a system the Mormon church uses to protect itself from costly lawsuits by keeping instances of serious child sexual abuse secret, at times allowing the abuse to continue for years, harming or endangering children.

The investigation highlighted the use of a church Helpline used by bishops to report instances of child sex abuse to church officials in Salt Lake City. Church workers fielding the calls keep no records, or destroy them at the end of each day, according to church officials. And they refer serious instances of abuse to attorneys for the church, who rely on a second privilege, the attorney-client privilege, to continue keeping the abuse secret.

During the course of its investigation the AP revealed that a retired Utah legislator, an attorney with the law firm of Kirton McConkie, advised Bishop John Herrod not to report Adams’ abuse to civil authorities, after Herrod contacted him through the church Helpline. In the Mormon church, a bishop's responsibilities are roughly equivalent to those of a Catholic priest, although Mormon bishops are lay people.

 

Church records disclosed during the lawsuit showed that attorney Merrill Nelson held multiple conversations with Herrod and a second bishop, Robert “Kim” Mauzy, over a two-year span and recommended they withhold the information from civil authorities, based on church doctrine and the clergy-penitent privilege.

The AP found that 33 states exempt clergy of any denomination from laws requiring professionals such as teachers, physicians, and psychotherapists from reporting information about child sex abuse to police or child welfare officials if the abuse was divulged during a confession.

Although child welfare advocates in some states have backed legislation to eliminate the privilege, lobbying by the Catholic Church, the Mormon church, and the Jehovah’s Witnesses has successfully persuaded lawmakers to maintain the exemption.

This loophole in mandatory child sex abuse reporting laws has resulted in an unknown number of predators being permitted to continue abusing children for years, despite having confessed the behavior to religious officials. In some cases, the privilege has been invoked to shield religious groups from civil and criminal liability after the abuse became known to civil authorities, the AP found.

 

Cadigan argued that the church interpreted the clergy-penitent privilege more broadly than the state legislature intended in the Adams case by applying it to others in the church, in addition to Herrod, who learned of Adams' confession. They included Adams' wife, Leizza, and members of the church disciplinary council that excommunicated Adams. But Dickerson ruled that those exchanges collectively amounted to “a confidential communication or a confession.”

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An Ohio mother who left her 16-month-old daughter home alone in a playpen for 10 days last summer while she went on vacation pleaded guilty on Thursday to aggravated murder.

Kristel Candelario, 32, also pleaded guilty to child endangerment as part of a plea deal with Cuyahoga County prosecutors, who agreed to dismiss two murder counts and a felonious assault charge. Candelario now faces a life term when she's sentenced March 18.

Authorities have said Candelario left her daughter, Jailyn, in their Cleveland home when she went on vacation to Detroit and Puerto Rico in June 2023. When she returned 10 days later, she found the girl was not breathing in the playpen and called 911. Emergency responders found the child was “extremely dehydrated” and pronounced her dead shortly after they arrived.

An autopsy by the Cuyahoga County medical examiner’s office determined that the toddler had died of starvation and severe dehydration.

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I'm not a proponent of the death penalty- but I'd make an exception in this case.

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On 2/23/2024 at 9:46 AM, Gurn said:

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/ohio-mom-who-left-toddler-alone-when-she-went-on-vacation-pleads-guilty-to-aggravated-murder/ar-BB1iIRBH?ocid=hpmsn&cvid=371eaa6c12dd49d998aabf45961804c9&ei=30

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An Ohio mother who left her 16-month-old daughter home alone in a playpen for 10 days last summer while she went on vacation pleaded guilty on Thursday to aggravated murder.

Kristel Candelario, 32, also pleaded guilty to child endangerment as part of a plea deal with Cuyahoga County prosecutors, who agreed to dismiss two murder counts and a felonious assault charge. Candelario now faces a life term when she's sentenced March 18.

Authorities have said Candelario left her daughter, Jailyn, in their Cleveland home when she went on vacation to Detroit and Puerto Rico in June 2023. When she returned 10 days later, she found the girl was not breathing in the playpen and called 911. Emergency responders found the child was “extremely dehydrated” and pronounced her dead shortly after they arrived.

An autopsy by the Cuyahoga County medical examiner’s office determined that the toddler had died of starvation and severe dehydration.

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I'm not a proponent of the death penalty- but I'd make an exception in this case.

 

This is how I know there is no God....

 

Imagine this poor child's suffering....what kind of "plan" requires an innocent little girl to endure that? :classic_angry:

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