Darryl Rainey, 50, had one month remaining on his two-year sentence for cocaine possession without the intent to sell. He was also battling mental illness and served his time in a Florida prison’s psychiatric ward. One night Mr. Rainey allegedly defecated on himself while in his cell. Prison guards allegedly handcuffed him and placed him in a shower for two hours where the water temperature was reported to have reached 180 degrees.
The steady stream of scalding water melted Mr. Rainey’s skin from his body, according to the Miami Herald. Nothing was left but chunks of his skin in the shower.
His death was listed as a heart attack.
Last February, mentally ill inmate Jerome Murdough died in his Rikers Island cell after being left unattended for hours in a cell that reached 101 degree temperatures. He had been arrested on a misdemeanor trespassing charge for sleeping in an enclosed stairwell of a Harlem public housing building and couldn’t make the $2,500 bail set for him, according to court records. » FULL STORY
My reason for coming is hopefully that I might say something that would inspire and encourage you to be the best that you can be, because the walls, no matter how much time you have or indefinite time you have, the walls cannot hold you if you determine not to be held. I'm not talking about breaking out; I'm talking about maturing in a way that the wall can't hold you anymore. » CONTINUEthe Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
What must government, corporate America, labor unions, bankers and the American people do to address the enormous debt that has now enslaved the American people, and will continue to enslave future generations if this debt is not brought under control? » CONTINUEThe Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
Martin Luther King, just weeks before he was assassinated, in a meeting with members of his staff, told Harry Belafonte he was melancholy because he feared that he was integrating his people into a “burning house.” » CONTINUEThe Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
Thousands upon thousands of jobs for the working man, the middle class, are being wiped out. What chance do our young people have in an economy that’s dying right in front of our face? So the challenge is do we sit around and wait for somebody else to provide a job for an ever-shrinking job market? » CONTINUE
When you pick up the newspaper and you read about Muslims, you say, “My Lord, these are some terrible people.” But the Muslims in the Nation of Islam have been in America now for 74 years and we have no record of terrorism. Even though the government does not like us, we are acting a lot better than many of the Muslims that they are dealing with overseas. » CONTINUEThe Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
What has Cuba done that is not neighborly and what has America done that says she is a Christian hypocrite? Cuba educates her citizens from preschool to college and gives free medical attention to her citizens even though she is under blockade. What kind of a neighbor is America? Since America does not like the form of government in Cuba, America should show that her form of government is better. » CONTINUEThe Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
Everybody is looking for somebody to straighten out a mess that was made, unfortunately, by those in authority. We cannot stem the violence that is here at the bottom, which is an effect, unless we look at the violence that begins at the top, which is the cause. We are the effect of a cause that we did not stem the tide of, and now it’s manifesting in the children. » CONTINUEThe Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
If we don't make earnest moves toward real solutions, then each day we move one day closer to revolution and anarchy in this country. This is the sad, and yet potentially joyous, state of America. She stands at the doorway of disaster and yet at the threshold of unlimited progress. It all depends on who is going to guide the country and what kind of guidance he or she will give. » CONTINUEThe Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
This university, Morgan State, and all HBCUs, are under attack. "Why are the HBCUs under attack?" Because it was from you that our great leaders of the past came. » CONTINUEthe Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
I read of this unfortunate incident in our newspaper, The Final Call, and it is one of many that are taking place in cities throughout America that you don't hear of: Young Black men being handcuffed, and shot while they are handcuffed; and then a series of lies are told to justify murder.