Davidson v. McSwain-Holland et al (INMATE 2)
ORDERED as follows: 1. Mr. Davidson's 37 objection is OVERRULED. 2. The 36 Recommendation is ADOPTED. 3. Mr. Davidson's 18 Motion to Dismiss Defendant Smith-James is GRANTED, and Defendant Smith-James is DISMISSED with prejudice. 4. Defendants Sharon McSwain-Holland's and Jesse Youngblood's 15 motion for summary judgment is GRANTED. 5. This case is DISMISSED with prejudice. Signed by Chief Judge William Keith Watkins on 2/12/2015. (kh, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
KENNETH W. DAVIDSON,
# 274 925,
WARDEN SHARON MCSWAINHOLLAND, et al.,
CASE NO. 1:12-CV-687-WKW
On January 27, 2015, the Magistrate Judge filed a Recommendation in this
case. (Doc. # 36.) On February 2, 2015, Plaintiff Kenneth W. Davidson filed
objections. (Doc. # 37.) After an independent and de novo review of those portions
of the Recommendation to which objection is made, Mr. Davidson’s objections are
due to be overruled and the Recommendation adopted. See 28 U.S.C. § 636(b).
Mr. Davidson objects to the Recommendation on the following five grounds:
(1) By recommending the dismissal of his lawsuit, the Recommendation “send[s] the
wrong messages to anyone trying to get fair and impartial treatment from any-one
[sic] in the Dep[artment] of Corrections;” (2) Warden McSwain-Holland lied when
she said that two white inmates were working laundry during an alleged incident of
discrimination; (3) Chief Youngblood lied when he stated that Mr. Davidson showed
up an hour late to the food line; (4) On August 16, 2012, Warden McSwain-Holland
threatened Mr. Davidson for filing this lawsuit; and (5) Warden McSwain-Holland
and Chief Youngblood “have lied to this court and . . . to dismiss this suit would be a
great unjustice [sic] for anyone.” (Doc. # 37.)
Mr. Davidson’s objections fail to cure the deficiencies of his claims.
Specifically, Mr. Davidson has failed to present any evidence, in his objections or
otherwise, demonstrating that Defendants were motivated by a racially discriminatory
purpose when engaging in the conduct complained of by Mr. Davidson. Even taking
as true his allegations regarding the statements of Warden McSwain-Holland and
Chief Youngblood, Mr. Davidson’s objections do not create a genuine dispute of
material fact regarding his equal protection claim.
Accordingly, it is ORDERED as follows:
Mr. Davidson’s objection (Doc. # 37) is OVERRULED.
The Recommendation (Doc. # 36) is ADOPTED.
Mr. Davidson’s Motion to Dismiss Defendant Smith-James (Doc. # 18)
is GRANTED, and Defendant Smith-James is DISMISSED with prejudice.
Defendants Sharon McSwain-Holland’s and Jesse Youngblood’s motion
for summary judgment (Doc. # 15) is GRANTED.
This case is DISMISSED with prejudice.
A final judgment will be entered separately.
DONE this 12th day of February, 2015.
/s/ W. Keith Watkins
CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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