Saturday, September 24, 2005

Sad Anniversary

It's been a year since he died and Jonathan Magbie is back in the news. You'll remember our previous coverage of this tragic case where the quadriplegic was effectively sentenced to death on a drug possession charge when Judge Retchin sentenced him to jail against the DA recommendation and he died from lack of necessary medical care.

The WaPo reports his family has filed a civil suit, "accusing the District government and Greater Southeast Community Hospital of failing to give him proper care." Meanwhile, Colbert I. King who has been following this case from the beginning had a good op-ed earlier this week that I missed, but fortunately is archived at the Media Awareness Project.

Our previous posts on the case are here, here, here, here, here and here.


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