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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Black, Get Back; Affirmative Action Banned


High Court Upholds Michigan's Affirmative Action Ban

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, upheld Michigan’s ban on using race as a factor in college admissions despite one justice’s impassioned dissent that accused the court of wanting to wish away racial inequality.

The justices said in a 6-2 ruling that Michigan voters had the right to change their state constitution in 2006 to prohibit public colleges and universities from taking account of race in admissions decisions. The justices said that a lower federal court was wrong to set aside the change as discriminatory.

The decision bolstered similar voter-approved initiatives banning affirmative action in education in California and Washington state. A few other states have adopted laws or issued executive orders to bar race-conscious admissions policies. ~~ Read the entire Washington Post article:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_law/high-court-upholds-mich-affirmative-action-ban/2014/04/22/c903948a-ca28-11e3-b81a-6fff56bc591e_story.html

MaryLovesJustice Neal
678.531.0262

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Executing, Imprisoning African Americans and Sick People

Every killing of a black person, especially mental patients, by police officers or prison guards is said to be justified. Deaths that absolutely cannot be called justified are covered-up by officials. Hall, a Michigan man, was killed by a police firing squad after having a "run-in with a convenience store clerk." Although he was literally executed with 40 bullets for a possible misdemeanor, Hall's execution was ruled "justified."
http://youtu.be/4cAAM4TXPdw


See also "Wrongful Death of Larry Neal."
http://WrongfulDeathofLarryNeal.com - a premeditated murder that is covered up by government officials. Murders that cannot by any stretch of the imagination be said to be justified are simply covered up. Larry Neal's secret arrest (kidnapping) for 18 days, with police denying that he was in custody, was such a murder. So was the death of another black man who was baked to death on Riker's Island in February. Jerome Murdough's family was not contacted by prison officials, the State of New York, or his court-appointed attorney when he died in custody. 

AP reporters contacted Murdough's family three weeks after his murder, or his sister and elderly mother might never have known about Murdough being slow roasted in a solitary jail cell. This system believes it has the right to exterminate black people, particularly mental patients, and the system has no intention of paying wrongful death settlements for people it deems to have no value. Hitler called people with mental health issues and minorities "useless eaters."

NO RECORD IS KEPT IN AMERICA REGARDING POLICE VIOLENCE AGAINST THE MENTALLY ILL. I am interested in oppression of mentally ill people of every race. If you have information regarding arrests and brutality, including wrongful deaths and solitary confinement, of mentally ill Americans, please share the information with me. Answer the questions below according to your knowledge. Leave fields blank if you lack the information. Copy/paste the questions to an email. Add your answers and email your response to MaryLovesJustice@gmail.com. Please use "Mentally Ill Americans" as your subject. You should receive a receipt within 12 hours. If not, please send your email again, and notify us about email tampering as a comment to this article. The information you provide will be used to advocate for positive change.

1. Name of mental patient
2. Age
3. Race
4. What are/were his/her diagnosed mental and physical illnesses or disabilities, including drug and alcohol dependency?
5. What is the name of his/her last/current facility (hospital or correctional facility)? If currently imprisoned, what is his/her inmate number? What were his/her criminal charges? Was he/she convicted? What was the sentence?

6. Date of first incarceration. Number of times arrested. Date of last incarceration.
7. At what age was he/she first diagnosed with mental illness and/or a drug/alcohol dependency?
8. Was he or she ever isolated in solitary confinement (SHU)?
9. If isolated, how long was he/she in solitary confinement?
10. Was he/she ever brutalized by hospital personnel, law enforcement, correctional officers, inmates or other patients?
11. What is his/her educational level? Is/was he/she employed? What type of work?
12. Does/did he/she receive disability income?
13. Does/did he/she ever receive housing assistance or live in a group home?
14. Has he/she ever been homeless?
15. Has he/she ever been in foster care?
16. Has he/she ever served in the military?
17. What psychotropic medications was he/she prescribed?
18. Does/did he/she take psychotropic medications willingly?
19. Was he/she ever accused of violence toward self or others?
20. Has he/she ever been hospitalized for mental illness or ordered into drug/alcohol rehab?
21. Give the dates of commitment to a mental hospital, if known.
22. For deceased persons, please provide the date of death.
23. How did he/she die?
24. If he/she died due to negligence or wrongful death, did survivors receive a wrongful death settlement or award?
25. What are your thoughts about assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) programs, which provide food and housing assistance and court-ordered psychiatric treatment for people diagnosed with severe mental illness, particularly those exiting prisons and mental hospitals? Would your relative benefit by such a program?

A bill that is currently before the U.S. House of Representatives provides for pilot AOT programs. It is called H.R. 3717- "Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act." It has three provisions that are essential to improvement:
(a) Medicaid insurance for psychiatric inpatients
(b) AOT programs
(c) Crisis intervention training for police officers and prison guards to reduce violence against mentally ill people

Those three provisions would decriminalize mental illness and reduce the likelihood of serious injuries and deaths among mentally ill people during arrests or while in custody. PRISON INVESTORS HATE H.R.3717, because over 1.25 million of America's inmates are mentally ill people. Private prison investors rely on ineffective mental health care services to keep their prisons full. 

It is much more cost effective to treat rather than to imprison people who have serious mental illnesses. Warehousing just one inmate in a New York jail costs $168,000 per year - more money than the average family earns in five years. Most people with mental illness are unable to contribute to their own defense at trial, some falsely confess to crimes they did not do, and their sentences are generally longer than healthy defendants'. Oftentimes, mentally ill inmates get time added to their sentences after being imprisoned because of their inability to understand or follow prison rules. 

Over sixty percent of the nations' inmates suffering today in solitary confinement are mentally ill people. They are isolated, sprayed with harmful chemicals, subjected to deadly restraint, raped, beaten, and some are killed behind bars. Organizations that object to AOT programs say it is unjust to enforce psychiatric treatment, but they are nowhere around when your untreated mentally ill relatives are sentenced to prisons and jails or released from hospitals and incarceration without provisions for their continued treatment and care. 

People with serious mental illness are deliberately left to their own devices in order to entrap them indefinitely in the revolving door in and out of detention until they eventually die or get sentenced for life (due to "three strikes law" or a violent crime). Then YOU, as taxpayers, get sentenced to paying the prison for keeping the inmate detained for life. YOU, as taxpayers, also pay the settlements for wrongful deaths and brutality. Over 50% of the victims of police violence are/were mentally ill people.

YOUR safety is compromised by a mental health care system that refuses to allow involuntary commitment and enforced treatment unless and until a person with serious mental illness proves (through violence) to be a danger to self and others. Whether or not you have or had relatives with mental illness, H.R.3717 "Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act" concerns your family, too. Your tax money is wasted imprisoning people for being sick although treatment and subsistence assistance in AOT programs is substantially more effective and less costly, and your safety is compromised by withholding treatment until avoidable tragedies happen.

Rumor has it that rather than more Democrats supporting H.R.3717, the Dems are drafting their own mental health care bill. ANY MENTAL HEALTH CARE BILL THAT OMITS ONE OR MORE OF THE THREE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS LISTED ABOVE IS DESIGNED TO (a) WASTE YOUR TAX MONEY, (b) CONTINUE IMPRISONING MENTALLY ILL AMERICANS BY WITHHOLDING CARE FROM THOSE WHO ARE TOO SICK TO SEEK TREATMENT, AND (c) COMPROMISE COMMUNITY SAFETY AS WELL AS THE SAFETY OF OUR MENTALLY CHALLENGED FELLOW CITIZENS.

Contact your elected officials, particularly your congressional representatives, and urge them to support H.R.3717:
http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml

Also, please insist that African Americans and the mentally ill are NOT to be executed by police officers on the presumption of minor offenses like Mr. Hall was in Michigan. A harmless man being executed on the street by a firing squad should never be counted as "justified" to avoid paying a wrongful death settlement and to keep murderous police on the payroll. Neither should African Americans and the mentally ill of any race be brutally treated or murdered during arrests or behind bars like Larry Neal and so many others have been. If the United States continues its present course, make sure this does not happen without your objections. Silence is consent.

Mary Neal
Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill ("AIMI")
http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/aimi
AIMI at Blogtalkradio every Wednesday at 9pm Pacific
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/nnia1
DogJustice for Mentally Ill
http://DogJusticeforMentallyIll.blogspot.com
Wrongful Death of Larry Neal
http://WrongfulDeathOfLarryNeal.com
Human Rights for Prisoners March
http://HumanRigthsforPrisonersMarch.blogspot.com
See my full list of advocacy groups to help promote justice in America
MaryLovesJustice Blogs and Radio Shows
http://marylovesjustice.blogspot.com/2014/03/marylovesjustice-blogs-and-radio-shows.html


Sunday, April 13, 2014

African Americans - An Indigenous People



1 of 3 -- African Americans are a peculiar people. We have been mixed with other races and tongues - by force, usually. We emerged with our own culture from the degradation of slavery and Jim Crow - a rich culture that positively impacts every other culture on the face of the earth. We have enriched everyone except ourselves. We identify with Africans everywhere, but we who were made in America are unique. It is time for us to be recognized as indigenous people because we were made in America.

2 of 3 -- Like indigenous people everywhere, we are exploited. It is time to claim our true identity and demand the rights of indigenous peoples. Separate from this corrupt, racist system where we are forever considered "the Negro problem" and can never get justice. We tried integration for over 50 years, and it has not and cannot work. For as long as we have been in this system, we have been USED and ABUSED. Our people are considered prison commodities. Our brightest are induced to turn against us and act as proxy racists. We cannot continue this way. Assimilation is not the way.

3 of 3 -- "Then I heard another voice from heaven say: "'Come out of her, my people'" (Revelation 18:4). We have sought acceptance when we should pursue separation, indigenous rights, reparations and property. God bless the child who has his own.

Mass Hypnosis
***
This is how we'll win the game
Let just a few live the dream
Marches, sit-ins all in vain
Make 'em think they overcame
***
Show 'em an empty Jim Crowe grave
Apologize for making 'em slaves
Rising tempers, we must tame
Make 'em think they overcame.
***
Let a few experience success
Toms come aboard and control the rest
Millions will be left in pain
But they'll think they overcame.
"Mass Hypnosis" - All rights reserved by Mary Neal, 11/13/10

MaryLovesJustice Neal
(678)531.0262
(Stalkers ran the stanzas of the poem together on my cellphone view, so I added the separation. Truth offends them.)

Monday, April 7, 2014

Al Sharpton: FBI Informant?



"Al Sharpton's Secret Work as an FBI Informant" was published by "The Smoking Gun" on April 7, 2014.

Excerpts: "A lengthy investigation by The Smoking Gun has uncovered remarkable details about Sharpton’s past work as an informant for a joint organized crime task force comprised of FBI agents and NYPD detectives, as well as his dealings with an assortment of wiseguys . . . Like almost every other FBI informant, Sharpton was solely an information source. The parameters of his cooperation did not include Sharpton ever surfacing publicly or testifying on a witness stand." The entire article is at the link below: http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/investigation/al-sharpton-764312

The NY Daily News reports that after being exposed, Al Sharpton said, “I encourage kids all the time to work with law enforcement. You’re acting like it’s a scandal for me to do that."
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/rev-al-sharpton-worked-fbi-informant-80s-report-article-1.1748744

Ordinarily, such reports are not released until after an FBI informant dies, like Ernest C. Withers, photojournalist for the civil rights movement.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/14/us/14photographer.html

Question: Do you believe that Al Sharpton's work as an FBI informant is a good example for our youths of "working with law enforcement"?

MaryLovesJustice
http://FreeSpeakBlog.blogspot.com
678.531.0262

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Jerome Murdough Roasted in Jail; AP Told His Family Weeks Later

There was a time when I thought we could negotiate a confidential settlement regarding the secret arrest and wrongful death of Larry Neal. I assumed the government and The Cochran Firm would not want it known that a mentally ill heart patient who was a U.S. citizen was killed and his survivors were defrauded by a law firm carrying Johnnie Cochran's name. We initially believed Larry's death was accidental. Not only was Larry Neal's death NOT accidental, but authorities do not seem to mind if the whole world knows that mentally and physically disabled Americans are secretly jailed and killed and that such deaths are covered up. It happens regularly. Apparently, it happened to Jerome Murdough.

Jerome Murdough was a 56-year-old mentally challenged veteran who was BAKED to death in Riker's Island in February 2014, but his family was not told for weeks. Finally, AP notified Murdough's family, not prison authorities or his attorney. The prison reportedly informed Murdough's state-appointed attorney three days after his demise. Perhaps officials and the lawyer had agreed that Murdough's family must never to be told about their relative slow-roasting to death in a Riker's Island prison cell.

Like Larry Neal, Jerome Murdough had suffered numerous previous arrests due to his mental illness before his fatal incarceration. It is likely that officials had contact information for Murdough's relatives in his file. But officials withhold information about mentally ill citizens' deaths sometimes to spare themselves bad publicity and save money on wrongful death lawsuits. That is why AIMI recommends that families physically search jails when looking for missing loved ones. Merely calling authorities and filing a missing person report are insufficient, as police lied when Larry Neal was "missing" for 18 days in 2003. He was secretly incarcerated throughout that time. Larry died in Memphis Shelby County Jail, deprived of his heart medications and likely because of other inexcusable abuses of power. The Neals were NEVER told the circumstances of Larry Neal's death, and we are censored and persecuted for asking.


If not for AP contacting Murdough's relatives, Murdough might have been "missing" forever and presumed dead. That was the likely plan. If only The Cochran Firm had not pretended (under contract) to handle Larry Neal's wrongful death and negligence civil actions, the Neals would have contacted media companies much sooner than WE DID to notify the public about Larry's secret murder. The Cochran Firm swore us to silence immediately regarding Larry's death, which we did not recognize at the time as being a coldblooded, premeditated murder. By the time we discovered The Cochran Firm had secretly withheld our lawsuits while Tennessee's statute of limitations ran, nearly a year had passed, and mainstream media had obviously agreed to withhold reports about the "wrongful death of Larry Neal" (Google it). That is still the case today. As odd as it seems, Murdough's mom and sister (pictured below) are lucky. They do not have to investigate and report Murdough's death themselves. See links to reports about Jerome Murdough by AP and Mother Jones.


Mother Jones reports: 

(1) The United States operate 1,800 prisons and 3,000 jails. Like Alcatraz, they aren't about rehabilitation. They're about punishment.

(2) 80,000 people are held in solitary confinement every year.

(3) As many as half of all sexual assaults in prisons are carried out by prison guards.

(4) One fourth of the people incarcerated on Earth are incarcerated in the United States.

(5) We have 2.3 million Americans behind bars . . . they’re held at ADX Florence, Pelican Bay, and Rikers Island, where an inmate recently baked to death in his cell. Baked to death.

Rikers Island is the nation’s second-largest jail system with 12,000 inmates. A whopping 40 percent are mentally ill, and a third of them suffer from serious mental problems.

*****
Jerome Murdough was arrested after seeking shelter from harsh weather in New York in February. The meds he was administered for bipolar disorder and schizophrenia made the former Marine more susceptible to heat. One can only hope that Murdough was asleep as he slow-roasted in a solitary jail cell at Riker's.

APNEWSBREAK: NYC INMATE 'BAKED TO DEATH' IN CELL
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/apnewsbreak-nyc-inmate-baked-death-cell

Mother Jones: America's Worst Prison Closed 51 Years Ago. Except It Didn't
http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2014/03/alcatraz-anniversary-51-years-ago


Condolences to Murdough's family and close friends. Hundreds of thousands of people of all races and ages who were labeled as being mentally ill were roasted in Nazi ovens before WWII. Our apologies for taking so long to decriminalize mental illness in the USA and give Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill. Our messages to the public and politicians are censored. Human rights advocates at AIMI hope that more care is applied in the future to ensure the safety of America's most vulnerable citizens and that victims and survivors are given due process instead of cover-ups when the system fails.


Citizen: One who by birth or naturalization owes a debt of loyalty to a country and is due protection BY that country (certain exemptions apply). Murdough showed his loyalty to the USA by enlisting in the military, but his protection as a homeless veteran was missing in action. Larry's family shows loyalty by enlisting in military service and paying taxes; however, we were told by federal court order that whatever was done to prevent lawsuit against Shelby County Jail was "immaterial." Certain exemptions apply no matter who is in the White House or over the Justice Department. 

Mary Neal, director
Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill (AIMI)
http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/aimi
Dog Justice for Mentally Ill
http://dogjusticeformentallyill.blogspot.com
Wrongful Death of Larry Neal
http://WrongfulDeathofLarryNeal.com

Paragraph 1 repeated: There was a time when I thought we could negotiate a confidential settlement regarding the secret arrest and wrongful death of Larry Neal. I assumed the government and The Cochran Firm would not want it known that a mentally ill heart patient who was a U.S. citizen was killed and his survivors were defrauded by a law firm carrying Johnnie Cochran's name. We initially believed Larry's death was accidental. Not only was Larry Neal's death NOT accidental, but authorities do not seem to mind if the whole world knows that mentally and physically disabled Americans are secretly jailed and killed and that such deaths are covered up. It happens regularly. Apparently, it happened to Jerome Murdough.

It would be illegal to keep a dog in a tight space 23 hours a day and gas or Taser him for barking. It would be illegal to put a dog into a deadly restraint chair for control. But this happens to mentally ill Americans routinely in the nation's jails and prisons. What happened to Larry Neal?
Mentally Ill Americans Need Dog Justice. Treat mental illness medically, not legally.
Advocate for U.S. Congress to pass H.R.3717 - Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Donald Williams, Jr. - The One Who Got Away


San Jose State University faces a $5 million lawsuit for a racial bullying case. Donald Williams, Jr., a San Jose State University (SJSU) student at the center of the racial bullying case, claimed that his adviser was aware of an “explosive” situation in the dorm room but did nothing to address it. Donald Williams, who is black, is asking for $5 million dollars from the university and threatening a lawsuit if the university rejects his request.

Without his parent's intervention in autumn 2013, Williams might have been the next black man's "suicide" at SJSU. His suite mates were calling him "fraction" to denote that a black person does not count as a whole human being. They had pictures of Hitler on the walls and the word "nigger" written on a blackboard in the suite. At one point, Williams' white suite mates tried to chain the 17-year-old college freshman with a bicycle chain. Williams was brutally mistreated because of racism. He started going home most weekends to avoid his suite mates. Williams' adviser knew about the harassment but did nothing to curtail the hate crimes by Logan Beaschler, 18, of Bakersfield; Joseph Bomgardner, 19, of Clovis; and Colin Warren, 18. Blacks comprise less than four percent of the student body at SJSU.

Donald Williams, Jr. is the one that got away. Brenden Tiggs was killed in his dorm room on campus (called a suicide) January 2014. A spokeswoman for SJSU claimed that Tiggs' death was the "first student suicide in over a decade." Not true. SJSU had other deaths that were called suicides and serious assaults of black men students within this decade and before that still need investigating, including the covered-up murder of Gregory Johnson, Jr. in 2008. See other victims listed in "SJSU Deaths and Terrorism"
http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/2014/02/sjsu-deaths-and-terrorism.html

"Victim in Racial Bullying Case Seeks $5 Million from University"
http://www.yourblackworld.net/2014/03/black-news/victim-in-racial-bullying-case-seeking-5-million-from-university/

WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO TIGGS, JOHNSON, WASHINGTON, and COLLIER, SJSU?

Gregory Johnson, Jr.'s Parents attended protests with students at SJSU after the hate crimes against Donald Williams, Jr.'s went public in 2013. Government and SJSU officials attempt to ignore the distraught parents who displayed pictures of the six-inch gash in their dead son's head. Officials said Gregory, who was over six feet tall, died by hanging from a shorter ceiling in the basement of Sigma Chi Fraternity House, but the gash indicates Gregory endured assault like Washington, another SJSU student who was seriously injured that way in 1997. Washington was in a coma for some time after someone attempted to murder him.


MaryLovesJustice Neal
Wrongful Death of Larry Neal

Friday, March 21, 2014

Racism Against Black Boys, Especially If Labeled As Mentally Disabled



This article was first published in "Dog Justice for Mentally Ill" blog.

The American Psychological Association (APA) conducted a study indicating that black boys are perceived as being older and less innocent than their white peers by Caucasian police officers and college women. The APA study was discussed during two Blogtalkradio shows: "Human Rights for Prisoners March" on March 17 and "Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill (AIMI)" broadcast on March 19. Links to both shows are below in this article. Discussions will continue Sunday, March 23 on "Human Rights Demand" channel at Blogtalkradio. 

The APA study exposed that Caucasian police officers who dehumanize blacks are more likely to use force on black boys like those featured in five photographs in this article. Juries comprised of whites (like the white college students in the APA study) seem predisposed to attribute guilt to black boys. The white research participants generally believed black boys, even 10-year-olds, to be 4.5 years older than they actually were and therefore more responsible. The research also indicates that black boys accused of crimes were likely to be presumed guilty by the white study participants. This explains why prosecutors seldom charge, and Caucasians on grand juries seldom indict, police officers who brutalize or kill black boys.

“Children in most societies are considered to be in a distinct group with characteristics such as innocence and the need for protection. Our research found that black boys can be seen as responsible for their actions at an age when white boys still benefit from the assumption that children are essentially innocent,” said author Phillip Atiba Goff, PhD, of the University of California, Los Angeles. 

Discipline for Black Boys with Mental Disabilities Compared with White Peers

According to another report released in March, “African-American students and students with disabilities are suspended at hugely disproportionate rates compared to white students.” This report was provided by the Discipline Disparities Research-to-Practice Collaborative. Its results were published in the Washington Post (link below). An excerpt:

"'In the 1972-73 school year, suspension rates were 6 percent for whites and 12 percent for African Americans at the secondary school level. [Racism is getting worse.] The most recent federal figures, for 2009-10, show rates of 7 percent for whites and 24 percent for African Americans in those grades,' said researcher Daniel J. Losen, director of the Center for Civil Rights Remedies, at University of California, Los Angeles.

"For some student groups, the rates are markedly higher. For example, among middle and high school students, 36 percent of black males with disabilities were suspended at least once in 2009-10,' Losen said." 

Mentally challenged black boys are extremely likely to experience out-of-school suspensions - not wholly because of their behavior but also because of systemic prejudice against them and the dehumanization of black boys, especially those with mental disparities. "Out-of-school suspensions are linked to academic disengagement, lower achievement and greater risks of school dropout and contact with the juvenile justice system," researchers said.

Disparity of Treatment for Black Mentally Ill Men in the Prison System

Mentally ill inmates generally receive harsher prison sentences regardless of their race, possibly because they are less able to participate in their own defense. Once incarcerated, people with serious mental illness are unlikely to have their sentences shortened by doing prison labor or being "model prisoners." In fact, prison sentences of mentally challenged inmates are often lengthened due to their lack of understanding or ability to follow CO's instructions and prison rules. One might assume from the two research studies referenced herein that mentally challenged black men are also more harshly punished in correctional institutions, like they were in school. 

Intolerance of black boys and men, especially if they have mental illness, is reflected in our prison rates. According to the United States Department of Justice, blacks comprised 12 percent to 13 percent of the nation's population but over 40 percent of the prisoners. Solitary confinement is one of the punitive methods used in corrections, and more than 80 percent of the inmates enduring solitary confinement torture in the United States are black people. 

Referenced radio show and research reports:

"Human Rights for Prisoners March" Radio Show, March 17, 2014
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/nnia1/2014/03/18/human-rights-for-prisoners-march
Mary Neal, host; former school teacher Wendy Benedetti, guest

"Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill" Radio Show, March 19, 2014 
Mary Neal, host; organizational psychologist Dr. Jean Kennedy, guest 
(You will need to copy the link above and place it into a tab to hear it. NSA prevented it from linking automatically. They allowed the radio show with a retired Caucasian school teacher to link automatically but not the interview with the black psychologist. They probably plan to substitute the Dr. Jean Kennedy interview regarding the APA study with an earlier show. This has happened before.)

APA press release about its research regarding perceptions of black boys 

Washington Post report about disparities in discipline based on disabilities and race 

(Line breaks were placed before each of the four links above to help assure your access.)

At Baldwin South Intermediate School in Quincy, Illinois, a 9-year-old Autistic child was taken from his special needs classroom with bruises all over his face and incarcerated after he was beat up by police. See a report by CopBlock.org 

Marissa Sargeant, mother of a 14-year-old boy, claims officers brutally beat her son after he was arrested for shoplifting from a Wal Mart store in Tullytown, PA, reports The Grio. He was tortured by repeated Tasering in his face. 
http://thegrio.com/2013/11/21/mom-claims-son-14-was-beaten-tasered-in-face-by-police-after-shoplifting-arrest/

Honor student, 16, suffered ruptured testicle during a rough 'pat down' by a police woman and now faces infertility. 
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2541780/Boy-16-suffers-ruptured-testicle-police-pat-infertile.html

A brain-damaged youth in Illinois was subjected to deadly face-down take-down over his shirt tail being out of his pants. Mentally challenged people are under attack. The special needs student was stalked by the school police who insulted him, then attacked and beat him. The face-down choke hold the police officer used on the student has caused deaths. See comments about the child abuse against that disabled youngster by Care2 members at this link, if they let you: http://www.care2.com/news/member/513396753/1272815

"If it seems to you that the police are becoming more violent, you may be right. In 2011, Los Angeles County police shot to death 54 people, some 70 percent more than in 2010. Between 2008 and 2013, the number of people shot by Massachusetts police increased every year. In 2012, police in New York City shot and killed 16 people, nine more the previous year and the most in 12 years. In 2012, Philadelphia police shot 52 people the highest number in 10 years." The victims of police violence are overwhelmingly black boys and men, including mentally challenged people who were killed when officers responded to families' calls for assistance. See "How Many People are Police Killing?"
http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/287-124/21754-how-many-people-are-american-police-killing



Watch a police officer deliberately break a black school boy's arm on video:
http://youtu.be/3CMT_qeHOnE Oops! Videos I use are often removed from YouTube. Try this video link. It was uploaded by a Caucasian http://youtu.be/XHU7nV4XrBk

If they remove that one, try this video of the incident (also uploaded by a Caucasian)
http://youtu.be/L5TECZwysqQ  Whites still have freedom of press in USA.


AIMI members support Rep. Tim Murphy's congressional bill, "H.R.3717 - Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act," which was introduced in December 2013 and now has over 40 co-sponsors. One provision of H.R.3717 is training for police officers and correctional officers regarding the apprehension and containment of people with mental illness without causing injuries and deaths. Please read about the bill in articles within this blog, and hear H.R.3717 discussed during "Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill" radio broadcasts on Blogtalkradio (February 12 and 19, 2014). Few members from the Congressional Black Caucus have co-sponsored H.R.3717 thus far, although research proves that black people are overly represented among families experiencing mental health crisis and most likely to suffer serious injuries and fatalities because of it.
Racism, police brutality, wrongful deaths, prisoner torture, child abuse by police officers, prison profiteering, and hate crimes against the mentally disabled, particularly non-whites, are widespread problems that will not be addressed with corrective measures unless they are first exposed to the general public as well as to our elected and appointed officials. Unfortunately, advocacy for human rights in America is censored.

Internet companies are overwhelmingly owned and operated by Caucasians, and data exposing prejudice against blacks is censored. Mary Neal was not allowed to place links to this article and to the study by the American Psychological Association at the Facebook "Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill" group. CoIntelPro/NSA assumed control of our AIMI group at Care2 years ago, which is why the "Dog Justice for Mentally Ill" blog was started at Blogger. As AIMI's membership enrollment grew, our members at Care2 began experiencing frequent DoS attacks, surreptitious removal of site content, and denial of the opportunity to use many of the features that Care2 makes available for animal rights advocates. AIMI members feel that America's mentally ill people of all races deserve at least Dog Justice. See the result of my attempt to open the link at Care2 regarding the black boy who was attacked by his school police officer:
"Care2 is Down for Maintenance"
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7OOCl9xjk33ek9ReklXNEdLalE/edit?usp=sharing

Through online media, human rights advocates expose crimes against humanity. Oppressing black school boys and criminalizing mental illness are tragic circumstances that deserve exposure. The recent studies published by the American Psychological Association and by the Discipline Disparities Research-to-Practice Collaborative identified extreme prejudice against black boys and men, especially the mentally disabled, which account for police violence against that population and the denial of due process by whites in positions of authority over the justice system after such offenses occur. But it is difficult to share the studies and challenge officials and the general populace to change because of racial prejudice in Internet media companies and the NSA, which not only monitors but also censors Internet content by and about African Americans.

Sometimes people harbor racist viewpoints without being aware of them. For example, a recent study by Kelly M. Hoffman and Adam Waytz shows that people, including medical personnel, assume black people feel less pain than white people. The researchers asked participants to rate how much pain they would feel in 18 common scenarios. The participants rated experiences such as stubbing a toe or getting shampoo in their eyes on a four-point scale (where 1 is “not painful” and 4 is “extremely painful”). Then they rated how another person (a randomly assigned photo of an experimental “target”) would feel in the same situations. Sometimes the target was white, sometimes black. In each experiment, the researchers found that white participants, black participants, and nurses and nursing students assumed that blacks felt less pain than whites. See "Racial Perceptions of Others' Pain"
http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0048546

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Mary Neal, director
Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill (AIMI)
MaryLovesJustice@gmail.com
Website: Wrongful Death of Larry Neal
http://WrongfulDeathOfLarryNeal.com
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It would be illegal to keep a dog in a tight space 23 hours a day and gas or Taser him for barking. It would be illegal to put a dog into a deadly restraint chair for control. But this happens to mentally ill Americans routinely in the nation's jails and prisons. What happened to Larry Neal?
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