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Whistleblower Reports High Number of Hysterectomies at ICE Detention Facility

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SOURCE:  The Intercept

“He Just Empties You All Out”: Whistleblower Reports High Number of Hysterectomies at ICE Detention Facility

“People ask you why I got a hysterectomy. I couldn’t explain it. The only thing I have to say is that I’m sorry.”

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A whistleblower complaint filed this week with the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of the Inspector General alleges that high rates of hysterectomies — sometimes without what the complaint called “proper informed consent” — have been performed on women detained in a privately owned immigration jail in Georgia.

The complaint, filed by the human rights group Project South, quoted a detainee from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Irwin County Detention Center saying that five women who had the procedure between October and December 2019 had told her that they “reacted confused when explaining why they had one done.” Multiple women claimed that they did not have access to proper interpreters and that medical staff often did not speak Spanish.

The accounts in Project South’s complaint — which included that of the whistleblower Dawn Wooten, a licensed practical nurse at the facility — were consistent with accounts given in separate interviews conducted by The Intercept with three other current detainees at the facility, eight advocates for detainees at the prison, and a former Irwin employee, all of whom requested anonymity for fear of reprisals against themselves and their clients.

Dawn Wooten sitting in the park on Sept. 2, 2020.    Photo: Courtesy of Dawn Wooten

“Everybody he sees has a hysterectomy — just about everybody,” Wooten, who is being represented as a whistleblower by Project South and the Government Accountability Project, explained in the complaint. “I’ve had several inmates tell me that they’ve been to see the doctor, and they’ve had hysterectomies, and they don’t know why they went or why they’re going.”

Like many other ICE detention centers, Irwin, which is operated by the private prison firm LaSalle Corrections, has come under fire for medical mistreatment. Wooten’s whistleblower complaint, which The Intercept reported on Monday, focused on precautions at Irwin related to the coronavirus pandemic. The accounts of the high rates of hysterectomies, which were first reported by the legal website Law and Crime, were also included in the Project South complaint to the Office of the Inspector General.

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DEADLINE GEORGIA- DEMOCRATIC GUBERNATORIAL NOMINEE STACEY ABRAMS V. THE GOP-

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

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COREY LEA

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IN RE: DEADLINE GEORGIA- DEMOCRATIC GUBERNATORIAL NOMINEE STACEY ABRAMS V. THE GOP- HOW THE USDA’S STORIED HISTORY OF DISCRIMINATION COULD BE THE DECIDING FACTOR ON WHO BECOMES THE NEXT GOVERNOR OF GEORGIA.

JUNE 25, 2018

 There is no doubt that the Republican Party is aware of the historical significance of the nomination of Stacey Abrams and her bid to become the first Black Female Governor in the United States. With this nomination, the eyes of the country will be hanging on her every word in regards to policy and civil rights. The Democrats are amassing a war chest for her bid to become the next governor of Georgia, but the Republicans will not be outdone. However, the one factor, that could be the deciding factor, is how Stacey Abrams tackles the issues of Socially Disadvantaged Farmers.

  Socially Disadvantaged Farmers are legally defined as a protected class, to include Black Farmers, Hispanic Farmers, Indian Farmers and White Women. This protected class will be the deciding factor on if Georgia remains a red state or will it be the keystone of the crown jewel that the Dems. are hoping for in November. It is without controversy that former Georgia Governor and current Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, inherited an absolute mess at the USDA, an agency that is truly out of control and in desperate need of reform. More

TODAY! Black Farmers and Small Farmers To Boycott Dollar General and File Historic Suit at Federal Courthouse in Albany, Ga.

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Contact: Corey Lea, the Executive Director of the Cowtown Foundation Inc.
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Black Farmers and Small Farmers Protesting Dollar General and The USDA for Unfair Practices and Filing a Historical Suit Next Wednesday
Location: 201 West Broad Avenue, Albany, GA 31701
Date (and Time): Wednesday, April 25, 2018 (at 10 am.)
On Wednesday, April 25, 2018, the federal courthouse in Albany, Georgia, will be the very location, where a historic and momentous occasion is to take place. A national boycott – against the variety store, Dollar General, Farmers National Bank, CapStar Bank, among other businesses – will commence with the expressed desire to bring attention to the abuse of power committed by Dollar General heirs, Steve and Jay Turner, along with federal judges.
Also, this demonstration will be just one side of the plans for that day. As 1,000 people are expected to appear for this event, which will include a group of African-American farmers, a lawsuit will be filed against the USDA for continued discrimination.
The Georgia Chapter of the African-American Agriculturalist Association’s main complaint is the Secretary of Agriculture at the USDA is not allowing hearings from African-American farmers like he does their Caucasian counterparts.  So, they are desiring to see change and hope that justice will prevail.
In an alliance with the Georgia Chapter of the African-American Agriculturalist Association, multiple civil rights groups, and other groups representing small farmers, the protest is being organized by the Cowtown Foundation Inc., a Tennessee Corporation that specializes in the rights of minority farmers at the administrative level.

Corey Lea
Executive Director
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Whistleblower’s! Special Event in Georgia in Honor of Sen. Nancy Schaefer

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Child Support: States Stack the Books for Profit

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strip bannernew-logo25  Out of fear of retaliation by CSR in Georgia, Arkansas and Texas, the numerous contributors to this article wish to remain anonymous.

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“The child support recovery system routinely stops the transfer of tens of thousands of dollars each month, paid by parents, holding those funds indefinitely and with out explanation. The result is that the paying parent is sent letters informing them that they will have their drivers license taken, along with their vehicle and will be jailed. These letters originate from the very same offices that have received the child support payments on behalf of the parent, but who have, intentionally refused to transfer the funds to the families they were meant for.

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In several states, the pursuit of federal kickbacks for agencies involved in child support recovery has resulted in the offering of employees bonuses for generating more child support collections, even if those collections are based on false allegations and as a result of withholding child support funds paid into the system. More

OUTRAGEOUS: DISREGARDING THE EVIDENCE ADMITTED IN A OBAMA ELECTION ELIGIBILITY HEARING IN GEORGIA

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THE JUDGE RULES THAT OBAMA CAN STILL BE ON THE BALLOT

Another case of Judicial Tyranny in America. Disregarding all of the evidence that President Barack Obama is not a natural born citizen and is not eligible to be a candidate for President of the United States, a George judge for the State Office of Administrative Hearings, ruled that Barack Obama ’s name will remain on the Georgia primary ballot anyway.

Who got to him? Who threatened this judge or paid him off?

Judge Michael Malihi dismissed the following:

1. the charge that Barack Obama has a computer-generated fraudelent Hawaiian birth certificate,

2. possesses a fraudulent Social Security number and other invalid U.S. identification papers and

3. the charge that Mr. Obama is ineligible to be a candidate because his father was not a U.S. citizen at the time of Obama’s birth.

Judge Malihi’s decision will now go to Secretary of State Brian Kemp, who will make the final determination. Last month, at a hearing boycotted by Obama’s lawyer, Malihi considered complaints brought by citizens of Georgia.

With regard to the challenge that Obama does not have legitimate birth and identification papers, Malihi said he found the evidence “unsatisfactory” and “insufficient to support plaintiffs’ allegations” even though a number of the witnesses who testified about the alleged fraud in birth records, forged documents and document manipulation. He said that “none … provided persuasive testimony” More

Supreme Court Landmark Decision means Constitution is Void .

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GUEST AUTHOR:  William M. Windsor

WEBSITE: LAWLESS AMERICA

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“The citizens of the United States need to know that there is not a shred of decency, honesty, or Constitutional rights in our federal courts.  Corruption has consumed the federal court system, and we now live in a police state.”

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The United States Supreme Court issued a landmark decision on the validity of the Constitution of the United States on January 18, 2011

The Supreme Court considered three petitions filed by me.  These were original actions, not appeals.  This is very important because people whyo don’t know about the law think the only thing the Supreme Court does is rule on whether they choose to hear an appeal or not.  This is not the case here.  SCOTUS heard the case (to be precise, they heard not one, but THREE cases), none of which were contested by the judges I filed the petitions against, and SCOTUS ruled against me.   

The Questions Presented to The Supreme Court were: More

Supreme Court says Judicial Corruption is not Worthy .

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Guest Author:  William M. Windsor

WEBSITE: LAWLESS AMERICA

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“I would have been surprised if they had granted this, but this is very discouraging.  I would think that if honest judges were told that the federal judges in Atlanta are corrupt and are violating the Constitution, they would act.  We’ll see what happens on the vital petitions for writs of mandamus, but I now suspect they will essentially void big hunks of the Constitution and Bill of Rights.” More

“Cabbagegate” In Georgia – Punished for Productive Produce Practices.

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County Sues Farmer, Cites Too Many Crops

Yes – the headline is correct – since 2008 Mr. Miller has been – well – too productive for the local Government.

DeKalb County is suing a local farmer for growing too many vegetables, but he said he will fight the charges in the ongoing battle neighbors call “Cabbagegate.”Fig trees, broccoli and cabbages are among the many greens that line the soil on Steve Miller’s more than two acres in Clarkston, who said he has spent fifteen years growing crops to give away and sell at local farmers markets.

So Mr. Miller bows before the Government and gets “permission” through re-zoning to use his own land in the way he has for the past 15 years . Think the story is over? Of course not – the Government is not giving up their $5,000:

Two weeks after approval, however, his attorney said the county began prosecuting the old charges, saying he was technically in violation before the rezoning.“It should go away. I think it borders on harassment,” said Miller’s attorney Doug Dillard. Miller faces nearly $5,000 in fines, but he said he plans to fight those citations in recorders court later this month.

The nerve of DeKalb County – which touts itself as “The Greenest County in America” – is sickening. If one were to agree, why not contact the Director of DeKalb County Planning and Development  @  404-371-2155? Or maybe contact  State Senator Steve Henson, a resident of DeKalb County for over 30 years, and ask : “When did DeKalb County decide to harass small farmers?”

Or here is a different spin on things – vote them out. Vote out the idiots who would tout their “Greenness” while squeezing their constituents for a few greenbacks.

The Truth behind the drive to outlaw raw/fresh milk sales

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By: Marti Oakley  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Copyright (c) 2009

The Truth behind the drive to outlaw raw/fresh milk sales or:

How the USDA and the federal government are actively working to end family and independent dairy farming for corporate interests.

 The BUSINESS OF CULLEN AGRITECH:

 Business Overview– Pg. 6

Cullen Agritech is a newly formed company formed in June 2009 committed to the development and commercialization of advanced agricultural technologies. Cullen Agritech’s principal focus will be to improve agricultural yields through pasture and animal sciences. Cullen Agritech’s primary operations will be conducted through Natural Dairy Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Cullen Agritech, through which it will attempt to engage in a long term scalable dairy farming operation utilizing the Cullen Agritech farming system in the Southeastern United States. Cullen Agritech will also offer advisory services associated with the development and implementation of efficient farming techniques. This will promote a methodology that incorporates components of New Zealand’s pasture-based farming system, scientifically adapted for use in local markets.” (end clip)

The new technology being promoted by Cullen- New Zealand is simply what farmers have done for thousands of years; the moving of their livestock routinely to fresh pastures making sure ample water was made available to them and incidentally; reducing the number and amount of toxic chemicals, vaccines, hormones and additives required to be used in private operations.  While there certainly is a scientific soundness to this practice, it most assuredly is nothing new. So where would the “scientific” application of what is commonly understood to be the best management practices of dairy herding, be applied?  And how?  And how could you rationalize the re-designation of traditional dairy farming methods as something new and innovative and apply for and receive a patent on that method? More

Staging the collapse of private dairy operations: A corporate coup’, Part 2

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ppjg-48Copyright: October 23, 2009 by Marti Oakley  fireflyari@meltel.net

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Part 2

In Part 1 of this series I addressed what appears to be the participation of the State of Georgia, its Extension services and Land Grant universities in conjunction with New Zealand Dairy Management Systems and Cullen Agritech, along with several other newly created investment collectives, and individuals.  

The planned eradication of private dairy operations being practiced in Georgia will be the model used to seize all land useful for dairying, across the southeastern U.S.  Once this model begins systematically being put in place in the Southeastern states, the elimination of dairy herds in the rest of the nation will begin in earnest.  All milk will be produced in this one geographical area. 

It appears that not only is there a concerted effort afoot in Georgia to convert dairy production to an industrialized corporate complex, but at the same time a massive battle is being fought in the northeast by small and independent dairy producers being driven out of business by corporate mergers designed to prevent them from conducting their businesses, forcing this market into industrialization. 

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