Supreme Court Justice Scalia dies in Texas – Feb 2016

Conspiracy theories swirl around the death of Antonin Scalia

 – Washingtonpost.com
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“The top elected official in the Texas county where Antonin Scalia was found dead says the U.S. Supreme Court Justice died of natural causes. (AP)

Two days after Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died suddenly in remote West Texas, a former D.C. homicide commander is raising questions about how the death was handled by local and federal authorities.“As a former homicide commander, I am stunned that no autopsy was ordered for Justice Scalia,” William O. Ritchie, former head of criminal investigations for D.C. police, wrote in a post on Facebook on Sunday.
“You have a Supreme Court Justice who died, not in attendance of a physician,” he wrote. “You have a non-homicide trained US Marshal tell the justice of peace that no foul play was observed. You have a justice of the peace pronounce death while not being on the scene and without any medical training opining that the justice died of a heart attack. What medical proof exists of a myocardial Infarction? Why not a cerebral hemorrhage?”
In an interview with The Washington Post, Guevara has said she rebutted a report by a Dallas TV station that Scalia had died of “myocardial infarction.” She said she meant only that his heart had stopped.
Ritchie also raised questions about the marshals’ actions:

“How can the Marshal say, without a thorough post mortem, that he was not injected with an illegal substance that would simulate a heart attack…”

“Did the US Marshal check for petechial hemorrhage in his eyes or under his lips that would have suggested suffocation? Did the US Marshal smell his breath for any unusual odor that might suggest poisoning? My gut tells me there is something fishy going on in Texas.”

A spokesman for the marshals service said Monday that the marshals did not make a formal determination of death. He directed questions to the county judge who made the call.”

 Read more @ Washingtonpost.com

Antonin Scalia Conspiracy Theories: Top 5 Questions About His Death

– Heavy.com

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1. Why Did He Have a Pillow Over His Head When He Was Found Dead?

 

“The circumstances and chaos surrounding the death of U.S. Supreme Justice Antonin Scalia at a Texas ranch have sparked many conspiracy theories.

Scalia was found dead in his bed Saturday morning at the luxury West Texas ranch. He was 79. Officials say he died of natural causes. An autopsy will not be conducted and police say there were no signs of foul play.

According to the Washington Post, the hours after Scalia’s death were filled with “chaos, confusion and conflicting reports.”

Read more here @ Heavy.com

 

Texas judge raises new questions about Scalia’s health

– Yahoo / AP

A Texas state flag is flown at half-staff at the Cibolo Creek Ranch near Shafter, Texas, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016. Justice Antonin Scalia Scalia was found dead Saturday morning at the private residence in the Big Bend area of West Texas. (AP Photo/John L. Mone)
A Texas state flag is flown at half-staff at the Cibolo Creek Ranch near Shafter, Texas, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016. Justice Antonin Scalia Scalia was found dead Saturday morning at the private residence in the Big Bend area of West Texas. (AP Photo/John L. Mone)

“WASHINGTON (AP) — The Texas county judge who decided no autopsy was needed following the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is raising new questions about Scalia’s health in the days before he died.

Presidio County Judge Cinderela Guevara tells The Associated Press that she spoke to Scalia’s doctor on the day Scalia was found dead at a remote Texas ranch. She says the doctor told her Scalia had a history of heart trouble, high blood pressure and was considered too weak to undergo surgery for a recent shoulder injury.

Those details are seemingly at odds with the recollections of friends who described Scalia has his usual, happy self during the time leading up to his death.”

Read more @ Yahoo

 

 – My question are:

  1. Incomprehensible that Scalia’s doctor would divulge sensitive medical information to a judge without a warrant and even then, not legal. Adding insult to injury, the judge is now divulging personal medical information ostensibly gathered from Scalia’s doctor in Virginia. Sorry, not credible. The proper response and course would have been for local doctor to examine the body and determine a cause of death or further inquiry.
  2. If the West Texas resort was so elite and exclusive, why would anyone attend without a doctor and medical staff on site? The nearest big city was over 200 miles away in El Paso.

A lot of things can happen in West Texas, from rattlesnakes to scorpion bites.

Wouldn’t exclusive guests expect this for a resort essentially a helicopter ride away from medical assistance?

I would think a risk assessment for any resort or lodging for a sitting justice of the US Supreme Court would be on site medical staff for a site at a specified distance away from a hospital. Calling off a security detail was not a wise decision and should not have occurred as well.

A sitting Supreme Court Justice is just as critical to the US political process as a sitting president.

We should take as much care.

/CJ