Via Radley, Colbert King at the Washington Post, who has done more to shed light on Jonathan Magbie’s death back in 2004, continues with For Jonathan Magbie, a Catalogue of Injustice
For those who missed this case back then, Magbie was a quadriplegic (paralyzed from the chin down) since age four. In 1982, he got to meet President Reagan.
In 2004, Judge Judith Retchin decided to make an example of Magbie on a charge of marijuana possession(!) and sentenced him to death. Actually she sentenced him to 10 days in a jail unprepared to handle his medical needs and he died. Another victim of the drug war.
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