“How does a black person not get shot in America?”

“How does a black person not get shot in America?”

Florida appears to actually have gotten something RIGHT

I am admittedly always a bit terrified when I get any legal updates on any law having anything to do with Florida.

Especially when the first sentence of that legal update leads with the words 

“…a Florida law adopted by citizen initiative

          Like most  people who care about human rights, my mind goes here:

But amazingly enough, this particular update was not only not negative, in my opinion, it’s quite the opposite:

Charles. v. Southern Baptist Hospital of Florida, Inc.

Court: Florida Supreme Court Docket: SC15-2180 Opinion Date: January 31, 2017
Areas of Law: Health Law, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury

Florida Constitution Article X, section 25 (Amendment 7), adopted by citizen initiative in 2004, provides patients “a right to have access to any records made or received in the course of business by a health care facility or provider relating to any adverse medical incident.” “Adverse medical incident” includes “any other act, neglect, or default of a health care facility or health care provider that caused or could have caused injury to or death of a patient.” Amendment 7 gives medical malpractice plaintiffs access to any adverse medical incident record, including incidents involving other patients [occurrence reports], created by health care providers. The Federal Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act, however, creates a voluntary, confidential, non-punitive system of data sharing of health care errors for the purpose of improving medical care and patient safety, 42 U.S.C. 299b-21(6), and establishes a protected legal environment in which providers can share data “both within and across state lines, without the threat that the information will be used against [them].” The Supreme Court of Florida reversed a holding that Amendment 7 was preempted. The Federal Act was never intended as a shield to the production of documents required by Amendment 7. The health care provider or facility cannot shield documents not privileged under state law by virtue of its unilateral decision of where to place the documents under the federal voluntary reporting system.

 
 
 
 

Fight Like a Girl: Angela Davis at the Women’s March on Washington

If you haven’t watched it, watch it. If you have watched it, watch it again.

amazing women

 

strength

beauty

integrity

intelligence

compassion

goodness

honesty

transparency

nurturing

 

This is What BEAUTY Looks Like

This is what beauty looks like.

This is what unity looks like.

One. One. ONE.

And congratulations, Hidden Figures.

Great speech. Love always wins. Never doubt that. Never doubt that.

Angela Davis is my new hero

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I just watched Ava DuVernay’s (Selma) extraordinary documentary, The 13th on Netflix and I highly recommend it. For me, other than just being a great movie, being “introduced” to Angela Davis was a revelation! How did I not know this woman? She’s incredible.

So immediately after the movie was over I went to Youtube and searched for her and ran straight into her talking about veganism for revolutionaries.

So I’m double down, now.

Here’s Ms. Davis on Veganism:

And here’s a trailer for Ms. DuVernay’s documentary, The 13th.

#AndIFeelFine

“We’ve come to a dangerous place.”

                                              ~Tyrion Lannister