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Prison Guards Mock Disabled Inmate Who Was Gassed To Death On Facebook

A handful of correctional officers are accused of mocking an inmate who died in a Carrabelle, Florida prison while begging for medical attention. The officers were responding to story published in the Miami Herald last week about an active lawsuit against corrections for the death of Randall Jordan-Aparo. They called the dead inmate a “b*tch” and other names on a private Facebook page dedicated to Florida corrections officers.

Jordan-Aparo, 27, allegedly spent four entire days begging for medical help. According to court records, medical staff dismissed his desire to take him to a hospital and instead gave him mere Tylenol pills for his ailments. According to the Miami Herald, he suffered from a rare genetic blood disorder, which was noted in his prison medical file.

When Jordan-Aparo disagreed with his treatment, he was allegedly put in an isolation cell where he was sprayed with a “chemical restraint agent.”

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White Restaurant Manager Accused Of Enslaving Black Disabled Employee

A white resturant manager in South Carolina is accused of enslaving a black employee. According to the Post-Courier, 52-year-old Bobby Paul Edwards of Lakeside Drive is facing a charge of forced labor for his treatment of Christopher Smith at JJ Cafeteria.

Smith had worked for 23 years at the restaurant. The allegations came to light after state social workers received a tip from someone concerned for his safety. According to prosecutors, Edwards “used force, threats of force, physical restraint and coercion” to get Smith to work. Smith, who has an intellectual disability, was said to work 18-hour shifts six days a week. He often worked without breaks and had been hit with a frying pan, burned with grease-covered tongs and beaten with butcher knives, belt buckles and fists “while being called the N-word repeatedly,” per his lawyers.

His salary was less than $3,000 a year.

Edwards’ lawyer asserts his innocence. If found

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Mom Marries Boyfriend Accused Of Killing Her 19-Month-Old Disabled Daughter A Year After Death

A Salt Lake City man has been charged in the death of his wife’s daughter.

According to Deseret News, 29-year-old Jake Don Jensen has been charged with child abuse homicide, a first-degree felony, and child abuse in the death of a 19-month-old girl.

The charges stem from a January 2016 incident, in which the toddler was having a seizure. Jensen and the child’s mother (then-girlfriend) Stephanie Mahaffey Jensen refused on-site care and told emergency personnel that they would take the girl to the doctor soon.

Two days later, the child had another seizure and was taken to the hospital early the next morning. She “never regained consciousness,” per the charges. Doctors discovered that the child’s legs had been broken and were in various stages of healing, but the parents never reported broken bones. They believed the injuries were “most consistent with severe child physical abuse, given the lack of any other adequate explanation for either her broken legs

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Disabled Man Gets Ticket For Walking Too Slow After He’s Hit By SUV While Crossing Street

A Colorado man in a wheelchair apparently got a ticket because he could not cross the road during the crossing signal, KDVR-TV reported.

Kyle Wolfe said he was crossing the street in downtown Denver but could not make it through the intersection in the 20 seconds that it was his right of way. 

He was 5 feet from the curb when an SUV hit him, Wolfe said, totaling his wheelchair and leaving him with scrapes and bruises. 

And, to his surprise, Wolfe received a ticket after the incident for disobeying the traffic signal.

“I was very shocked that a pedestrian that has the right of way got a ticket,” Wolfe said to KDVR.

A police spokesman said that Wolfe can contest his ticket in court, but Wolfe said the issue lies with the speed of the crossing light.

“That is not fast enough for a handicap person to get across a cross walk,” Wolfe said.

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Parents Caught Abusing Their Disabled Kids After Daughter …

A Facebook video caught a pair of parents allegedly abusing some of the disabled children they adopted. John, 55, and Joyce Bell, 57 share nine adopted children together. One of them, Krystal Bell, shot a video which showed screaming and a child being hit. On the video, John can be seen hitting his 16-year-old autistic son while screaming, “I will hit you in the f***ing mouth.”

It wasn’t the first time alleged violence took place in the home. According to WHO-TV, police have responded to the address over 50 times since 2008. In one call, one of the children was “threatening to kill everyone and was hitting a sibling and the father.” In another, the parents were “smacking the brothers around and threatening to put them in the hospital.”

After Krystal gave the video to Watchdog, in addition to others she taped secretly to document abuse, the parents were charged with

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Parents Caught Abusing Their Disabled Kids After Daughter Secretly Films Facebook Video Of The Assault

A Facebook video caught a pair of parents allegedly abusing some of the disabled children they adopted. John, 55, and Joyce Bell, 57 share nine adopted children together. One of them, Krystal Bell, shot a video which showed screaming and a child being hit. On the video, John can be seen hitting his 16-year-old autistic son while screaming, “I will hit you in the f***ing mouth.”

It wasn’t the first time alleged violence took place in the home. According to WHO-TV, police have responded to the address over 50 times since 2008. In one call, one of the children was “threatening to kill everyone and was hitting a sibling and the father.” In another, the parents were “smacking the brothers around and threatening to put them in the hospital.”

After Krystal gave the video to Watchdog, in addition to others she taped secretly to document abuse, the parents were charged with

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Teens Film Disabled Man Drowning In Pond While They Just Watch And Laugh

A group of teens mocked and laughed at a disabled Florida man drowning in a pond. They recorded the drowning and their mockery of it on video.

Jamel Dunn, 32, cried out for help as he struggled to stay afloat.

“Get out the water, you gonna die,” one teen yelled.

“Ain’t nobody fixing to help you, you dumb (expletive),” another one shouted in the video.

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After Dunn’s head disappeared, one of the teens said, “Oh, he just died.”

The teenagers, ages 14 to 16, left the area without helping Dunn or calling the police, according to Florida Today.

“He started to struggle and scream for help, and they just laughed. They didn’t call the police,” Cocoa Police Department spokeswoman Yvonne Martinez said.

Police found Dunn’s body last Friday. His fiancée reported him missing, according to a police press release.

A friend of Dunn’s saw the video on social

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Disabled Teen Drop-Kicked Down A Flight Of Stairs, Then Held Captive And Starved By Family Including Grandma

An Iowa teen girl was drop-kicked by her adoptive brother down a flight of basement stairs before being tortured for days by other family members. Authorities say 16-year-old Sabrina Ray was starved and tortured to death by her adopted family.

According to the Des Moines Register, five people have been charged in connection with her death.

Sabrina’s adoptive brother, Justin Dale Ray, 21, and Sabrina’s adoptive grandmother, Carla Bousman, 62, were arrested Wednesday as alleged accomplices.

Bousman (pictured, above) is accused of assisting in kidnapping and torturing Sabrina, who was disabled. The grandmother is also accused of torturing two other adopted girls in the home. Additionally, Bousman allegedly helped cover up Sabrina’s May 12 death and the girls’ injuries.

A niece, Josie Raye Bousman, 20, has also been charged after she allegedly admitted she helped injure Sabrina. According to the Des Moines Register she also helped keep the teen confined and denied her

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