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More abuse allegations at West Valley

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An additional four inmates at West Valley detention center in Rancho Cucamonga, administered by the San Bernardino County sheriff's department, have filed suit against individual deputies and against John McMahon. The suit makes similar allegations to the prior lawsuit--gratuitous tazering, death threats, and sexual abuse. There is some more information in this article published in today's Daily Bulletin.

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Some background on inmate abuse in San Bernardino County

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The San Bernardino County Sentinel, which is pretty much the only muckraking publication we have in the I.E., has delved into the history of inmate abuse in the county.

Check out the article!

http://sbsentinel.com/2014/05/abuse-of-jail-inmates-is-an-historical-rea...

Abuse Of Jail Inmates Is An Historical Reality In San Bernardino County
Posted on May 23, 2014 by Venturi

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Editorial Board slams McMahon over inmate abuse

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The editorial board of the local paper(s) of record, the Daily Bulletin and the Sun, published an editorial condemning the sheriff, under whose watch the inmate abuse at West Valley occurred, urging him to take responsibility. We support this call!

Here's the essay:

http://www.dailybulletin.com/opinion/20140414/sheriff-must-take-strong-a...

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Update on SB Sheriff's West Valley abuse scandal

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OK, so we have a couple of updates on the abuse scandal at detention facilities run by the San Bernardino sheriff's department. The first is this piece that was obviously released as a damage control measure. It was published in the Daily Bulleting and the Sun:

http://www.dailybulletin.com/general-news/20140508/jail-abuse-allegation...

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Revelations about inmate abuse at West Valley

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We had heard a week or two ago that the FBI was investigating the San Bernardino Sheriff's Department's reign of terror at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga. We had some suspicions that they were looking into allegations that we had been hearing rumors about for a little while. Well, now, some of the specifics have come to light. You have to read it to believe it. Here's an article from the Daily Bulletin:

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