This was a better story when this page thought it was Doc who was suffering from headaches.
There was a minor twist in the Mongols case yesterday. Ruben “Lil Rubes” Cavazos, Jr., son of the former Mongols Motorcycle Club President and cooperating witness Ruben “Doc” Cavazos has what sounds like migraines. And, the chief prosecutor in the case, Christopher Brunwin, asked one of the judges in the case, the Honorable Otis D. Wright, to order the United States Marshalls to take Cavazos to a decent medical facility where the poor guy can get some decent drugs.
Demons In The Head
“Plaintiff, United States of America, by and through Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher Brunwin, and Defendant Ruben Cavazos, Jr., by and through his counsel of record, Gregory Nicolaysen, hereby stipulate as follows,” the request begins. “The parties agree that good cause exists to issue an order directing the U.S. Marshals to make the necessary arrangements for medical treatment for Mr. Cavazos, Jr. on the ground that Mr. Cavazos, Jr., who is in custody on pretrial detention, has informed his counsel that he has been suffering from severe and chronic headaches and internal pains in his head, including periodic numbness in his fingers and feet. Mr. Cavazos, Jr. has further informed his attorney that he has received over-the-counter remedies for headaches, such as Advil and Tylenol; but they have not provided any relief.
“Accordingly, the parties recommend that the Court issue the Proposed Order that is lodged with this Stipulation directing the U.S. Marshals to make the necessary arrangements to transport defendant Ruben Cavazos, Jr. to a suitable medical facility for an examination by a medical doctor and, if necessary, a medical specialist, to specifically address the defendant’s complaints of severe and chronic headaches and internal pains in his head, including periodic numbness in his fingers and feet.”
Don’t Die Doc
Cavazos is probably suffering from cluster pain or migraines. The only known cure for that is medical marijuana. Cavazos will probably not be allowed to get stoned. Although if he is, that is unlikely to make it into the official record.
Rarely, the symptoms he presents indicate heavy metal poisoning, radiation sickness, a couple of rare neurological diseases, over dieting, stroke or brain cancer so Brunwin’s speedy attentiveness to Cavazos complaint makes sense. The last thing the government wants right now is for Doc to die.
This would be a terrific story if the sick man was Doc Cavazos, as this page originally and erroneously reported. Doc’s death would be a game changer for the Mongols case. For one thing, Doc would no longer be able to forfeit any theoretical ownership he has of the Mongol’s name and patch because if he is dead Doc could no longer be punished. And, as the government keeps arguing over and over, seizing the Mongols colors must be allowed because it is part of Doc’s punishment. Not stealing the colors would be like letting Doc walk free. Or, have access to medical marijuana.
But the man in pain is not Cavazos senior but his son.
In a related matter, Doc Cavazos’ sentencing has been continued to March 14, 2011. He had previously been scheduled for sentencing today.