August 1, 2015 5:00 pm -

texas_jail_seizures-800x430The family of a gay man who died in custody in Galveston, Texas, is seeking to find out more about why their son allegedly did not receive needed medication which eventually led to him suffering a fatal seizure.

In March, Jesse Jacobs turned himself in at a jail in Galveston as part of a 30-day sentence he had been ordered to serve for a DUI conviction. But, after being processed, medical personnel at the jail denied Jacobs the prescribed Xanax he had been taking for ten years to treat a severe anxiety disorder. A week after being denied the drug, Jacobs began to experience seizures, a known side-effect of Xanax withdrawal.

But the sheriff who oversees the jail is now refusing to turn over video from the lockup because he is afraid of the impending lawsuit which might result….READ MORE at

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.