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New San Antonio Vigil, 11/5, Tommy’s Birthday

Oct 11th, 2012 | Category: Lead Article
 “Tommy” Reed Taylor died at the Bexar County Detention Center on August 22, 2012. He was
30 years old.

Texas Jail Project members joined the protest, Tuesday, October 23rd. Since then, the family and Margarita McAuliffe of Moms United to End the War on Drugs have led more protests since then.Tommy’s sister, Tonie is asking anyone in Bexar county who might have been in jail on that day, to please contact her. See her posting on the Texas Jail Project Facebook page or email her at toniescut@yahoo.com

For more info about the upcoming protest on his birthday, Monday, November 5th, go to http://www.facebook.com/events/212384808894724/?fref=ts.

A short story from WOAI says Taylor died while still in the holding cell:

WOAI TV, SAN ANTONIO – Authorities are investigating a death at the Bexar County jail on Wednesday morning.

The medical examiner has confirmed that they responded to the jail for a 30-year-old man who had died. The man turned himself into the jail Tuesday night due to outstanding warrants. He was not processed and was put into a holding cell to wait. When officers went to check on him, they found him dead.

Reportedly, there are no signs of foul play and they are still investigating this death.

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