Killed Teens Family Can’t Sue
A Federal appeals court announced on Friday that the family of the Mexican teenager, who was killed when U.S Border Patrol agent fired across the border from Texas into Mexico, couldn’t sue in the U.S courts.
U.S. Border Patrol agent Jesus Mesa Jr. shot Sergio Adrian Hernandez Guereca in June 2010. The family of the killed teenager are adamant in trying to sue Mr Mesa Jr. in the U.S. courts.
Issued by the full 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, an attorney for the teenager’s family has stated no plans have been made yet in regards towards appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Releasing a written statement, attorney Marion Reily believes, “we leave for others to decide whether this Court has lost its moral bearings…On behalf of the parents of an innocent slain teenager — a human being, regardless of his nationality — we simply note that they and we had not expected such a decision from a court of the United States.”
Mesa was entitled to immunity by the 5th Circuit ruling; however, as all his actions occurred on American soil, and with backing from the Mexican government, the teenager’s parents argued they should be allowed to pursue a civil case in the U.S. court system.
Jailers Fired and Suspended after Inmate Mistreatment
After a mentally ill inmate was left unattended and alone in his cell for weeks, 29 jailers were suspended and six were fired.
The inmates cell was left unrecognizable as ripped pieces of jail uniform hung from the ceiling; toilets blocked with feces and food containers crawling with insects.
Both Sgt. John Fiaroa and Sgt. Ricky D. Pickens-Wilson can face up to 10 years in prison if found guilty. They are currently both free on $5,000 bail.
Investigations suggested that one of the reasons for this mistreatment was due to Goodwin’s “combative” nature. Julian Ramirez of the Harris County district attorney’s office stated, “no matter how violent an inmate may be, everyone has an obligation to the proper care that an inmate can have.”
Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia also fired two jail sergeants on record-tampering charges for signing off on paperwork indicating Deterrius Rashad Goodwin was in good condition whilst in his cell at the Harris County Jail. Garcia also sent 29 unpaid suspensions ranging from one to ten days and fired a further four jail supervisors.
Online baby giraffe sensation is finally named
Dallas Zoo announced on Friday the name of the giraffe whose birth was witnessed by millions online.
Kipenzi (kih-PEHN-zee) is the chosen name for the female calf that was born on April 10. Originating from Swahili, it means ‘loved one’.
‘Animal Planet Live’ entertained millions as they watched Kipenzi’s birth live on video feed.
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