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Daughter with Downs Syndrome Needs Her Father - Let Enrique Gonzales GoLetter by William Gomes Salem-News.com
As is typical all too often, as an inmate, Enrique has been denied adequate medical treatment.
(SALEM) - Enrique Gonzales and his family; including his four children, 13, 5, and two 2-year old twins, have lived in Florida for twelve years, but now his family is suffering without him as he sits in jail on a driving charge.
Enrique was pulled over by police in mid-June as he left his place of employment; a construction site, for allegedly driving on a private road.
Not cited for that violation; this working family man and father was arrested for driving without a license and sent to the county jail.
After a month in jail, on 17 July, this family man was transferred to the Broward Detention Center where he finds himself today.
His two year old daughter has downs-syndrome; she also suffers from a heart condition and the unfortunate child is unable to receive food orally.
As he was held in jail Enrique developed a kidney condition and is currently urinating blood. He is unable to get the medical attention he needs.
As Salem-News.com has reported in the past, this is a problem affecting inmates everywhere. (see Dying Prisoner with Hepatitis C Calls Oregon Out for Denying Medical Treatment)
The presence of this family was not placing an undue load on any entity. Enrique was the sole provider for his family, they are unable to meet their basic needs.
The agonizing part is that it is costing tax-payers $166 every day Mr. Gonzales is held in detention.
Salem-News.com Human Rights Ambassador William Nicholas Gomes is a Bangladeshi journalist, human rights activist and author was born on 25 December, 1985 in Dhaka. As an investigative journalist he wrote widely for leading European and Asian media outlets.
He is also active in advocating for free and independent media and journalists’ rights, and is part of the free media movement, Global Independent Media Center – an activist media network for the creation of radical, accurate, and passionate telling of the truth. He worked for Italian news agency Asianews.it from year 2009 to 2011, on that time he was accredited as a free lance journalist by the press information department of Bangladesh. During this time he has reported a notable numbers of reports for the news agency which were translated into Chinese and Italian and quoted by notable number of new outlets all over the world.He, ideologically, identifies himself deeply attached with anarchism. His political views are often characterized as “leftist” or “left-wing,” and he has described himself as an individualist anarchist.
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