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Fri May 28, 2021, 08:21 PM

Harris County,Texas, sheriff fires 11 employees, suspends 6 others, after Feb. death of a Black man

Source: CNN

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Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez fired 11 employees and put six more on unpaid suspension in connection to the in-custody death of a Black man in February, Gonzalez announced Friday.

Gonzalez said Jaquaree Simmons, 23, was found unresponsive in his cell February 17 after detention officers used force on him.

"I have fired 11 employees for various serious policy violations. During a natural disaster we expect, I expect, to see the very best in our employees," Gonzalez said during a Friday afternoon news conference.

Simmons died at the time of the ice storm that month that caused widespread power outages, including at the jail.



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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 2021 OP
Ferrets are Cool May 2021 #1
Mawspam2 May 2021 #2
TexasBushwhacker May 2021 #3
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri May 28, 2021, 08:34 PM

1. If I kill a man, I get 20 to life.

just sayin'

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri May 28, 2021, 09:35 PM

2. Firing 11 and suspending 6 more..

...while the power is out and no cameras recording your actions - in Texas no less - either means this was extremely heinous or the prisoner was related to someone powerful.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri May 28, 2021, 10:06 PM

3. Ed has been nominated to run ICE

He may think he has it in the bag and he can piss off anyone he wants. He actually HATES ICE, so it will be interesting to see how he runs it.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat May 29, 2021, 09:20 PM

4. The city of Houston in in Harris County.

It has a very diverse population, and less than 30% are non-hispanic whites.

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