A New York Jail Let A Homeless Man 'Bake To Death'

Jerome Murdough was just looking for a warm place to sleep on a chilly night last month when he curled up in an enclosed stairwell on the roof of a Harlem public housing project where he was arrested for trespassing.

A week later, the mentally ill homeless man was found dead in a Rikers Island jail cell that four city officials say had overheated to at least 100 degrees, apparently because of malfunctioning equipment.

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  • John||

    American jails are some of the most terrifying places in the world. They are a national disgrace. Anyone sent to jail can be left to die a horrible death at any time and no one involved will ever be held accountable. People who work in jails are scum and are accountable to no one for the abuse they dish out.

  • ||

    By design.

    How many times have you heard some hero threaten a suspect with the abuse, including rape, that occurs in jail? I'm asking about what you see on television in popular entertainment, written in because it is considered perfectly acceptable.

  • John||

    Sadly true.

  • CampingInYourPark||

    How many times have you heard some hero threaten a suspect with the abuse, including rape, that occurs in jail? I'm asking about what you see on television in popular entertainment, written in because it is considered perfectly acceptable.

    Asserting unknown motives of writers for TV doesn't really make the best of arguments. Maybe they just like the thought of a lot of butt sex?

  • CampingInYourPark||

    Now that I think about it, one of Woody Harrelson's girlfriends on True Detectives called him and said she wanted it in the butt, so I'm going with my theory:
    TV writers enjoy the thought of publicizing butt sex

  • Neoliberal Kochtopus||

    yeah that might be true, O Contrary One, if the implication didn't scream "rape" every time it's made. But other than that, solid point.

  • Vulgar Madman||

    The rest of the A-team is gonna be pissed!

  • crazydaisy||

    This is absolutely awful. housing near nellis afb

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