In 1949, I was put on a dietary regimen by my physician, Francis Pottenger. He was a nutritional specialist. As part of this diet, I drank certified raw milk. I therefore have great sympathy for the seller of raw milk who was arrested, imprisoned, and allegedly harassed by the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department. That was where I grew up.
The “criminal” is named James Stewart. Remember that name!
He survived a “week of torturous Hell” at the hands of LA County jail keepers who subjected him to starvation, sleep deprivation, hypothermia, loss of blood circulation to extremities, verbal intimidation, involuntary medical testing and even subjected him to over 30 hours of raw biological sewage filth containing dangerous pathogens.
There is an audio interview with him. His interview reveals his version of the story, in which
He was subjected to severe food deprivation.
He was interrogated by deputies and accused of being a “sovereign,” then branded with a red arm band (Nazi-style) to falsely indicate that he was a danger to the general population.
He was shackled in long chains wrapped around his waist multiple times, then had his hands cuffed behind his back which was bound to the heavy waist chain to restrict his movement. His handcuffs were so tight he thought his wrists would break.
He was then handcuffed to a cold bench, restricting his movement to just six inches, then left on the bench for 4-5 hours.
He was then forcibly subjected to various medical tests, including forced chest X-rays even while he was handcuffed.
He was placed in a cold cell wearing only a T-shirt and pants, where he soon began to suffer from hypothermia and found himself violently shivering just to stay alive.
He was made to suffer through total sleep deprivation all night long as other prisoners were screaming and banging on the walls.
His cell was then flooded with raw human sewage, which flowed into his jail cell 2-3 inches deep, covering his shoes and shirt. LA County jail guards then ordered James to clean up all the raw sewage in his cell by handing him a small hand-held squeegee and demanding that he squeegee out all the raw sewage himself (which he reluctantly did).
He was then forced to stay in the putrid raw sewage cell for over 30 hours, fighting off nausea and living in bacteriological filth that threatened his health.
All along, the LA County prison guards gloated over their treatment of prisoners while laughing and joking about their power to subject prisoners to such abuse. This behavior openly mimics that of Gitmo guards who took pictures gloating over their torture and murder of prisoners of war.
During this entire process, he was not allowed a single phone call nor any visit from an attorney. His right to speak to an attorney was repeatedly denied.
At no point was James notified of what he was being charged with. He was never presented with an arrest warrant nor were any charges explained to him.
He was was mysteriously “lost” in the system and LA County officials claimed they did not know where he was. This was apparently a deliberate attempt to subject an individual to drawn-out torture without legal representation and make sure no one could locate them to check on their health or arrest status.
The man is an enemy of the state.
It could happen to you.