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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Oct 22 Coalition Against Police Brutality

The October 22 Coalition to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation has been mobilizing every year since 1996 for a National Day of Protest on October 22, bringing together those under the gun and those not under the gun as a powerful voice to expose the epidemic of police brutality.

The Coalition also works on the Stolen Lives Project, which documents cases of killings by law enforcement nationwide. The second edition of the Stolen Lives book documents over 2000 cases in the 1990s alone. Volunteers are needed to help with the research and editing of cases since then. Please contact for more information.

Contact October 22 Coalition:
Address: P.O. Box 2627, New York, NY 10009
To donate, write tax-deductible checks out to "IFCO/October 22"

Atlanta, GA
4:00PM demonstration and speakout at Woodruff Park 
(Edgewood and Peachtree), followed by a march
~ 770-861-3339

from: MaryLovesJustice Neal
 October 22nd Coalition ,
 Mary Neal
date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 11:46 AM
subject: Oct 22 - Stop Police Violence Against the Mentally Ill

I helped to advertise the October 22 Coalition meetings today in two of my blogs:

As the director of Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill, I certainly looked forward to the October 22 Coalition protest in Atlanta today. Unfortunately, my elderly mother is unwell and I may not be able to attend. Therefore, I ask that organizers please be mindful that over 50 percent of police violence victims are people with a history of mental illness. They are attacked and often killed by police in their homes, on our streets, and behind bars. The mentally ill also comprise over half of America's prisoners: 1.25 million sick people are wrongly incarcerated rather than treated in their communities or mental hospitals. Budgets for mental health care were cut in order to arrest sick people and start America's private jail and prison system. In Atlanta, homeless shelters are being closed so that more of these people will be arrested than before. Two homeless shelters already closed, and the Atlanta Task Force, which houses some 900 people, is fighting in court to survive. Mercenary people want the prime Midtown Atlanta property where the Task Force sits, and prison investors want the homeless jailed.

In 2014, we were made aware of numerous murders against people with mental illness, including Jerome Murdough, who was baked to death in Rikers Island, Darren Rainey, who was boiled to death in Dade County Correctional Facility, and too many more to name. Recently, Milwaukee's police chief fired an officer who picked a fight with a mentally ill teenager in the park then shot him 14 TIMES. Police aggression is directed mostly at black people and the mentally ill of any race. We need to talk about this and make sure everyone is aware of the numerous assaults on society's most vulnerable members. As usual, the victims are mostly people who are black, brown, or poor.

I would be grateful if you mention the fact that most victims of police violence and brutality behind bars are also mentally ill people. There are approximately 80,000 inmates in cruel solitary confinement today, and over 60 percent of them are mentally ill. Approximately 80 percent of inmates in SHU are black. There seems to be no attempt on the government's part to end torture of American prisoners. In fact, Solitary Watch revealed that in the U.S. report to the United Nations that will be filed in November denies that solitary confinement is systemically used against juveniles and the mentally ill in America.

These are a few of the concerns that I wanted to address today at the October 22 Coalition protest in Atlanta, but I must ask that you do this instead. Please don't let oppression of our people who experience mental disabilities go without mention. AIMI plans an International Court action for 2015, when we will take such murders as my own disabled brother suffered before the United Nations and the world. Learn about it at

I am very grateful to the sponsors and organizers of the October 22 Day of Remembrance and protest against police violence. It means a great deal to me as the sister of a man who was secretly arrested for 18 days and murdered in jail, especially since Larry Neal's murder was covered-up. Cover-ups of jailhouse murders are possible to a greater degree than murders that happen in public where people film police violence. I am thankful that due to many news reports, especially by the Miami Herald, many jailhouse murders of mentally ill people and others are being revealed to a greater extent than before despite cover-ups.
Please send me a report after today's protests in Atlanta. See more information in the three links below, and my brother's website is in the signature block. Blessings.

Milwaukee Police Chief Fired Officer Who Shot Man in Park
UN investigates US Systemic Prison Torture
2 years later, Florida keeps lid on prison death details
Mary Loves Justice Neal
(678) 531.0262 or (571)335-1741
Wrongful Death of Larry Neal

Thursday, October 16, 2014

U.S. to U.N.: What Prisoner Torture?

Families of mentally ill American inmates were astounded to read the headline below in Solitary U.S. Government Tells UN Committee on Torture: “There Is No Systematic Use of Solitary Confinement in the United States” 

I published the following comment at the article: 
With so many super max prisons and solitary jail/prison cells in the USA, it is surprising that the USA would deny its systemic use of solitary confinement. It is estimated that roughly 80,000 inmates are in solitary confinement, some for decades. Over 60 percent of the isolated inmates are mentally ill people who should be treated as psychiatric inpatients or outpatients, not punished for offenses that arose from their health disabilities. Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill (AIMI) plans to file an action in International Court against the USA for long-term homelessness, brutality and wrongful deaths of mentally ill Americans, especially mentally ill inmates who were denied timely psychiatric treatment to prevent offenses that led to harsh punishment. Google “AIMI vs. USA,” which will be filed in 2015. Listen to our Blogtalkradio shows on Wednesdays at 8pm Pacific Time to hear from families in mental health crises. Torturous solitary confinement and denial of visits are two of the most common complaints among family members of mentally ill inmates. [This news was discussed during our regular Wednesday radio episode of Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill at 8pm Pacific on October 15, 2015, which is archived at Blogtalkradio at ]

According to Solitary Watch, the USA plans to deny systemic use of solitary confinement in its report to the United Nations and claim that American citizens are protected by the U.S. Constitution from such cruel and unusual punishment. The report says in part:
The United Nations Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT) forbids “any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person” for the purposes of intimidation, coercion, forced confession, or punishment, “when such pain or suffering is inflicted by or at the instigation of or with the consent or acquiescence of a public official or other person acting in an official capacity.” The United States asserts that it is in all cases in alignment with CAT. See the "protections" that Americans allegedly have:

The U.S. Constitution, along with federal and state laws, establishes standards of care to which all inmates are entitled…U.S. courts have interpreted the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution as prohibiting the use of solitary confinement under certain circumstances, especially with regard to inmates with serious mental illness or for juvenile detainees. (Specifically, under the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against “cruel and unusual punishments,” correctional facility administrators may not subject inmates to solitary confinement with deliberate indifference to the resulting serious harms, including suicides, suicide attempts, and serious self-injury. See Farmer v. Brennan, 511 U.S. 825, 843 (1970); see also, e.g., Madrid v. Gomez, 889 F. Supp. 1146, 1265 (N.D. Cal. 1995) (using prolonged solitary confinement on prisoners with serious mental illness can be “the mental equivalent of putting an asthmatic in a place with little air to breathe”) …

People with mental, physical, and psychological disabilities are not punished with solitary confinement, the U.S. report asserts:

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Rehabilitation Act) restrict and regulate the use of solitary confinement for persons with disabilities. Title II of the ADA, 42 U.S.C. 12132, applies to state actors, while the Rehabilitation Act applies to federal correctional facilities and correctional facilities receiving funds from the federal government. Both statutes prohibit the use of solitary confinement in a manner that discriminates on the basis of disability instead of making reasonable modifications to provide persons with disabilities access to services, programs, and activities, including mental health services. See Pa. Dep’t of Corr. v. Yeskey, 524 U.S. 206, 210 (1998).

THE UGLY TRUTH:  In addition to solitary confinement being systemically used to contain mentally ill inmates, juveniles, and many other prisoners (including those who refuse to work free or nearly free), it is further used to force potentially innocent defendants into plea bargains with trials denied. This typically happens to African Americans. Black people, especially men, are sometimes denied their Sixth Amendment right to fair, speedy, public trials, represented by adequate defense counsel, i.e., Shannon Nyamodi of North Carolina (two years), Terrell Scott of Pennsylvania (five years), and Kalief Browder of New York (three years). Black mental patients regularly experience indefinite detention without trials, which is cruel and unusal punishment. Two unfortunate examples are Mississippi inmates Marktain Kilpatrick Simmons (eight years) and Lee Vernel Knight (seven years).

Numerous commentators at the Solitary Watch article are incredulous over the prospect of the U.S. State Department denying the “systematic use of solitary confinement” in American prisons. Eileen Siple wrote,"In many counties in the US, including Harford County, MD, juveniles charged as adults are automatically placed in solitary within adult jails and prisons “for their own protection”. This can go on for months or years – until they are bailed out, waived down (unlikely), turn 18, or their cases go to trial. Isn’t that systematic?"

How can the State Department deny systemic use of solitary confinement and other torture against American prisoners with evidence and witnesses to the contrary? For example, "Dog Justice for Mentally Ill" blog carries numerous reports and videos documenting brutality and deaths of mentally ill victims in custody, which were also published on mainstream news broadcasts.The denial of systemic prison torture may be possible because a minute percentage of human rights complaints the United Nations receives originate in the United States. In "AIMI vs. the USA," the International Court will be presented with evidence that police and correction officers' often torture, brutalize and sometimes kill mentally ill Americans without incurring criminal charges. Cover-ups are more likely to follow such abuses and deaths. In addition, cruel and degrading treatment against prisoners frequently extends to family members and advocates who demand justice. Following the secret arrest and wrongful death of Larry Neal, this writer's disabled brother who was a lifelong schizophrenic heart patient, his family endured censorship, surveillance, and financial persecution for requesting an explanation about his kidnapping and murder in Memphis Shelby County Jail in 2003. Retaliation for exposing crimes against humanity in America's justice system is common, but human rights advocates must not be deterred. "Silence is the deadliest weapon of mass destruction." ~ Cynthia Mckinney

U.S. Government Tells UN Committee on Torture: “There Is No Systematic Use of Solitary Confinement in the United States” 
Two Mississippi Inmates Are Still Awaiting Trial After 7 and 8 Years
Catch a Nigga by His Toe (the Kalief Browder story)
Terrell Scott and Shannon Nyamodi: Forcing a Plea
American Prisons - Worst in the World,? by Mari Maxwell, Uloop writer
A poll that was taken showed that out of 10 of the worst prisons in the world, five of them existed within the confines of the United States of America.

Thank you for giving Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill.
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 in deadly restraint for control. That happens to mentally ill people routinely in the nation's correctional facilities. What happened to Larry Neal?

Mentally Ill Americans Need Dog Justice. Treat mental illness medically, not legally. Please advocate for your congresspersons to pass H.R.3717 - The "Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act." Try to elect people who support human rights and justice for all.

Friday, October 10, 2014

maintaining the existing social order

The FBI's secret program CoIntelPro and FEMA have a mandate to "maintain the existing social order," which I recognize as being elite white supremacy. Through fear and coercion, everyone else is to stay in their perspective places, including . . .

African Americans

the homeless


and the poor

Real patriotism is a willingness to challenge the government when it's wrong. ~Ron Paul

But How Can We Overcome Fear When Facing Real Danger?
Answer: Recognize that you are going to die eventually no matter what. That realization is strangely liberating.

Mary Loves Justice Neal
(678) 531.0262 or (571)335-1741
Wrongful Death of Larry Neal

Friday, October 3, 2014

Catch a Nigga by His Toe

Black youths, Americans with mental disabilities, and other marginalized people in the USA are regularly detained in prisons and jails with trials denied unless they agree to plea bargain. These defendants are usually subjected to torturous solitary confinement and other abuses in order to rid them of such lofty notions as having their day in court. Certain defendants are denied their Sixth Amendment right guaranteeing a speedy, fair, public trial, with adequate representation by competent legal counsel. 

Indefinite detention without trial is more likely to happen to innocent than to guilty defendants. When prosecutors do not expect to win a guilty verdict, trials are denied and defendants are strong-armed into plea bargains just to gain jail release, sometimes after many years of wrongful arrest. It appears that defense attorneys and judges are sometimes participants in conspiracies to enforce plea bargains. The Terrell Scott case in Pennsylvania and the Shannon Nyamodi case in North Carolina are two examples of indefinite detention in torturous conditions to enforce plea bargains. This illegal practice is probably a by-product of the for-profit prison system. Today we are invited to consider the Kalief Browder case with Please see an excerpt below:

Accused of Stealing a Backpack, High School Student Jailed for Nearly Three Years Without Trial ~ We look at the incredible story of how a 16-year-old high school sophomore from the Bronx ended up spending nearly three years locked up at the Rikers Jail in New York City after he says he was falsely accused of stealing a backpack. Kalief Browder never pleaded guilty and was never convicted. Browder maintained his innocence and requested a trial, but was only offered plea deals while the trial was repeatedly delayed. Near the end of his time in jail, the judge offered to sentence him to time served if he entered a guilty plea, and warned him he could face 15 years in prison if he was convicted. But Browder still refused to accept the deal, and was only released when the case was dismissed. During this time, Browder spent nearly 800 days in solitary confinement, a juvenile imprisonment practice that the New York Department of Corrections has now banned.
[See a video and continue reading about Kalief Browder at this link ]

Mary Loves Justice Neal
(678) 531.0262 or (571)335-1741
Wrongful Death of Larry Neal

Germs Sought for Black Genocide in South Africa

BBC News apparently carried a report on June 12, 1998 called, "World: African Apartheid government sought germs to kill blacks." An excerpt from the article is below:

A South African scientist has told the Truth and Reconciliation Commission that the apartheid government considered trying to develop a bacteria which would kill only blacks.

The former head of a military research laboratory, Daan Goosen, told the commission that the project had the backing of South Africa's then Surgeon General, who described it as "the most important project in the country."

Although the substance was never developed, Mr Goosen said that an unknown European scientist claimed to have developed a strain of bacteria in the early 1980s "capable of killing pigmented people." Read the entire article at the link below:

Mary Loves Justice Neal
(678) 531.0262 or (571)335-1741
Wrongful Death of Larry Neal

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Joseph Jason Fights for His Son

Mary Neal
Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill (AIMI)
phone (678)531-0262 or (571)335-1741

September 28, 2014, 4:50 a.m.

Mr. Joseph Jason
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Criminal Justice Advocacy for the Mentally Ill - Board Member

Re: Cyberstalking Charges for Your Mentally Ill Son, who has Asperger Syndrome

Dear Joseph:

I am deeply sorry that your sick son was given a 45-year-sentence for writing two emails and making a few phone calls that frightened the recipient. You are absolutely right to assert that his sentence is because of his mental illness. It is usual and customary to overly sentence mentally ill Americans. We fight to decriminalize mental illness at AIMI, but I find your son's case particularly compelling. 

Joseph, I have been victimized by cyberstalkers and in-person harassment since 2008. I have sought help from the local police department, the FBI, CIA, Homeland Security, the U.S. Attorney's Office, the USDOJ, attorneys, as well as civil and human rights organizations. Proof is not the issue. I have uploaded cyberstalking films at YouTube, and I delivered discs full of cyberstalking evidence to many of the parties named above and to media companies. My computer security system has even caught the IP addresses of some of my cyber stalkers, but no officials will acknowledge my right to exercise free speech and freedom of press without being terrorized and harassed.

Some of the online terrorism included turning the "www." in my Care2 links into the word "primate," and making my links lead to the photo of a huge, black gorilla. At Yahoo Mail, I was forced to look at a homeless, diseased dog each and every time I worked there. This was intended to mock my poem "Dog Justice for Mentally Ill." At Care2, I was subjected to continuous terrorism, including a coffin ad and an empty lethal injection table with my name underneath it. I sent the lethal injection bed marked "Mary Neal" to United States District Court during our lawsuit against The Cochran Firm, but Judge Batten said nothing about my constant terrorism.

I am followed all over the Internet by stalkers who censor what I type as I publish. They sometimes add invisible codes after my links to prevent my readers from reaching the targeted data. Sometimes when family members visit from out of town, the stalkers take control of my computer and show a picture of the type vehicle they drove in fatal accidents. In fact, twice when I published articles they did not want published, a close family member was immediately involved in a hit-and-run accident. One of the most frightening cyber terrorism pictures was grown men holding little children's heads in toilet bowls and flushing.

Detective Miller, of DeKalb County Police Department, said they would do zero about my cyber terror and in-person stalking. She said those are not crimes. Much more has happened since I started advocacy to decriminalize mental illness - horrifying things that are so disturbing that I hate thinking about what my family and I endure.

I could not sleep tonight after reading the two messages you published that your son wrote. You say they will cause him to spend 30 years of his life behind bars. I find it outrageous that your son must spend 45 years under the supervision of such people as those who have terrorized and followed me online and in person without any accountability for six years. Your son's two phone messages were:

Message #1:  “This message is for Cynthia Courter. My name is Fred Thomas. I’ve been sending you emails (to an account that you do not use anymore) and would like you to respond back to me. If you can’t respond back to me, I really hope that I don’t have to send your office some really, I don’t know - embarrassing information, perhaps. So if you can just write back to me and answer my questions that I’ve asked for you, I’d really appreciate it. Bye.”

Message #2: “Yeah, Cynthia Courter, you need to text message me or us email me or seething cause I’m really getting angry and I’m going to tell your employer all your dirty information, all your secrets, and if you think you’re going to be really embarrassed you should respond back to me. Bye.”

Sometimes when I publish an article the stalkers find objectionable, they ring my phone and an angry female voice screams at me in either Chinese or Spanish. Other times, they play ads for home security companies, etc. Their terrorism is hateful and illegal, but nobody will make them stop.

Do you want to know what the cyberstalkers sent to my mother's phone, Joseph? They sent pictures of their penises one night when I told them theirs must be small to enjoy terrorizing older women like my mother and myself. Compare that to the messages your son left. Stalkers followed my grandson and me six miles and waylaid us at the neighborhood Chevron station for over an hour one night while we waiting on 911 emergency responders who never came. I later learned that police have no constitutional obligation to protect citizens. No police responded to our 911 call or gave any explanation whatsoever until we contacted our congressman and senator. That was one of numerous instances when we were followed. I finally had to give up driving, Joseph.

Joseph, your son is obviously being persecuted for his mental illness and Asperger Syndrome, because I was told cyber terror is not a crime when I complained. Of course, one must consider that my elderly mother and I are African Americans. Perhaps that is why terrorists are allowed to interfere with our phone calls, emails, radio shows, and articles. We dared to ask, "What happened to Larry Neal?" That was my brother who had paranoid schizophrenia and was murdered while under secret arrest in Memphis Shelby County Jail in 2003. Trying to get justice for Larry Neal and decriminalize mental illness for 1.25 million other Americans brought the wrath of prison investors in government against us, Joseph. 

If it were not so late, I would link some examples of my cyber terror and audio recordings of my telephone denying me the right to make a call (they play a Verizon message). There are times when I find it easier to write about these horrible crimes - my illegal imprisonment. You can see some samples online. Google "Mary Neal cyberstalking" or "Mary Neal CoIntelPro." Lots of samples are in my "Justice Gagged" blog at .

I am glad you are appealing your son's case. Please feel free to use my letter and evidence at my blogs and on films at  I have many more videos, also. I don't know how I will be punished for writing to you, Joseph. Police actually came to my home and threatened me never to tell people about the crimes we endure. Atlanta police threatened me with Tasering and arrest for talking to people about The Cochran Firm fraud against African Americans and my brother's secret lynching.

I shared your video at 
May God bless you, your son, and all families experiencing mental health crisis. Unfortunately, the greatest crises for families with mentally ill members come the injustice system itself, which seems determined to use our mentally dysfunctional relatives to boost prison profits.

Mary Neal, Director
Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill (AIMI)

Joseph Jason speaks for his son and others.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Texas Justice in Black and White: Killing Cops Serving No-Knock Warrants

Innocent people who hear home invaders do not expect SWAT to be conducting raids on their homes. Citizens are often killed as they attempt to defend themselves and their families. But police conducting no-knock warrants are sometimes killed instead. According to The Free Thought Project, this happened on Friday, May 9, 2014, just after 5:30am in Killeen, Texas. Marvin Louis Guy was the target of a no-knock raid. The officers were looking for drugs, yet none were found in the home. There was some questionable paraphernalia, but nothing indicative of drug dealing or anything damning enough for a reasonable person to feel the need to take an officers life.

The same thing happened in December 2013 to a Caucasian Texan, Henry Magee, when he and his pregnant girlfriend heard invaders in their trailer home in the pre-dawn hours. His case was dismissed by the grand jury. Let's see how the black Texan fares. See "SWAT Officer Killed Serving No-Knock Warrant"

Should African Americans have the right of self-defense? Should black people own guns? Is it ever excusable for a Caucasian to be shot and killed by an African American? Or are blacks to forever be on the receiving end of violence? "Hands up! Don't Shoot!"

More about Marvin Louis Guy's case is at The Free Thought Project: "Prosecutor Seeking Death Penalty for Officer Killed in No-Knock Raid"


Mary Loves Justice Neal
(678) 531.0262 or (571)335-1741
Wrongful Death of Larry Neal