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Friday, November 27, 2009

"BLACK FRIDAY" E-MAIL - I'm too black for my support to help Native Americans


I want any white people or affluent minority persons to please help the Native Americans get health care in accordance with their request below.  I explained to them in the following email that since I have been ruled an "immaterial" person in the USA, my help beyond alerting others to their need would be "immaterial." I have been told by a federal court that my black self is "immaterial," so I want to pass this request on to some of you Americans who are "material."  If I had a dog, I might call the senators and let the animal bark out a request.  DOGS COUNT MORE THAN MY FAMILY IN THE USA.  When they are murdered, their deaths are investigated and accountability is demanded, unlike my brother who died under SECRET jail arrest in 2003.

 
to:  info@firstnations.org,


cc:  Mary Neal mln@theywrong.com, cnn@cnn.com, BET bet@email.bet.com, writebackatcha@gmail.com, isf23@yahoogroups.com

date: Fri, Nov 27, 2009 at 3:22 PM  --  mailed-by gmail.com

subject:  Re: Ask Your Senator to Include the Indian Health Care Improvement Act in the Current Senate Health Care Reform Bill

Sorry, I cannot help you with your petition to the senate. In fact, my signature might make you have less of a chance of getting health care. Far as I know, they murder sick minority people and then dare you to ask what happened.

I cannot even get authorities to tell me how they murdered my disabled brother who was in jail under SECRET ARREST in 2003 - see Wrongful Death of Larry Neal at http://wrongfuldeathoflarryneal.com/  -Therefore, I don't think they care much about what I request on petitions. If authorities cared about doing what is right, moral, and legal, they would release Larry Neal's arrest records and investigate his death. However, I am black, so that makes a difference in how you get treated by the government, you know. You probably need to get someone white to help with this issue about Native Americans' health care.

We minority people don't matter to authorities, and in my experience, petitions don't matter much either. See mine below asking them to stop chasing me and censoring me to prevent the disclosure of my brother's secret jail murder. When they murdered poor Larry in Shelby County Jail in Memphis, TN, the authorities sent The Cochran Firm to defraud Larry's family into thinking we had lawyers to file wrongful death for us. The law firm signed contract to represent us, but it never filed suit. The lawyers just lied to us for almost a year (the entire statute of limitations in TN), but finally confessed the law firm had done ZERO to investigate Larry's murder, conduct discovery and file suit about his murder. Minorities are important only to pay taxes, fight "terrorists," and populate prisons. See my petition, and you will understand how powerless my signature is, being a black citizen in this "land of equal justice."

Stop Censorship and Terrorism Against Mary Neal - The Petition Site
Human and civil rights protections requested to end censorship and endangerment (60 signatures on petition) www.thepetitionsite.com/2/Justice4MaryNeal

My family is deemed so insignificant as African American taxpayers with members in active military service, veterans, and civil service employees that USDC signed an order stating that whatever people did to defraud my family to cover up my handicapped brother's secret jail death is "immaterial." Then USDC Northern District of Georgia dismissed our lawsuit against The Cochran Firm in February 2009. Shelby County Jail never had to answer its subpoenas and release records about Larry's murder, and the television stations and newspapers that advertise the Atlanta office of The Cochran Firm were allowed to ignore federal subpoenas, too. They never had to submit responsive documents about their prolific advertising of the Atlanta law office. Defrauding minorities is not a big deal in America. No one knows that better than Africans and Native Americans, I am sure.

It is hard being a minority person in a place as prejudice as America is. Dogs' get justice after their murders, but not black people. In fact, I am followed, accosted, and cyberstalked for asking WHAT HAPPENED TO LARRY NEAL by up to four vehicles and a USDOT truck. See Cochran Firm Fraud videos 1 and 2 on YouTube. It is a mess. I have to stay home most of the time dodging folks who followed me home from work every night in 2008. Somebody murdered a person who planned to sue Shelby County Jail in November 2008 - Duanna Johnson. I just stayed home after I escaped those folks in cars and the government vehicle in September 2008 and found out other litigants against that jail were being executed in November. These folks don't like minority people to get uppity and ask questions and try to sue behind police brutality and murders, you see.

If you think that is bad, consider why we filed suit in federal court in 2007. We did that because when we filed suit in Georgia Superior Court in 2005, the judge told my family that we served the suit wrongly by serving The Cochran Firm's Atlanta, GA office. The Cochran Firm lied in court and claimed it had no office in Georgia (despite prolific advertising and being open for business every single day), and the judge agreed with them. The Cochran Firm's office was within sight of the courthouse, but what can you do when these white people stick together like that? (Johnnie Cochran died years ago, you see. He partnered with some Alabama FOLKS before he died, so that's that.) Anyway, Georgia Superior Court dismissed our lawsuit claiming there is no such thing as a Georgia office of The Cochran Firm. Yep - the very law office that is listed first on The Cochran Firm's website's list of offices. They did not even bother to think up a good excuse to dismiss our lawsuit, because we are African Americans, you see.

The Cochran Firm tricked the family of Kathryn Johnston, too. That's the 92-year-old black woman that Atlanta police murdered during a home invasion in November 2006. I don't think her survivors got a dime, either. If they did, the Cochran Firm just kept the matter out of court so Atlanta would not have to pay a jury verdict. Those lawyers sued for NEGLIGENCE, not wrongful death in Ms. Johnston's murder. Isn't that something? Keeping things in check for THE MAN. There have been other families tricked, also. They're opening Latino law offices now, and I hear they represented the Native Americans in a matter this year. It is a shame how that law firm runs around to trick the minorities in Johnnie Cochran's name. I think they're government agents, because the media won't even report how they went to Georgia Superior Court and denied their own identity. The FCC, FTC, FBI, HS don't care. I reported the consumer fraud to all of them. The FCC took a report, but did not really do anything. The BBB refused to even take the complaint.

Look at my petitions, and you will see the authorities don't care about what petitions I endorse. They see me as an "immaterial" black person, you understand. If I had money, maybe that would make a difference. But I don't. So that's that.  Frankly, I don't think white citizens matter much if they don't have money, either.  Prisons are full of sick, indigent black and white people, and sometimes they execute innocent white men.  It is a long story. Read more about it at the links after my signature below.  I used to think these things would change.  Now, I don't know.  Good luck with your attempt to get Dog Justice for Native Americans.

Mary Neal
http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/


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On Fri, Nov 27, 2009 at 7:59 AM, First Nations Development Institute info@firstnations.org wrote:

Ask Your Senator to Include the Indian Health Care Improvement Act in the Current Senate Health Care Reform Bill

Indian Country needs your immediate support of and action on the reauthorization of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act of 2009 (IHCIA of 2009), S. 1790. Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, introduced the bill with 15 bi-partisan co-sponsors in the Senate on October 15, 2009. S. 1790 proposes a reauthorization and extension of the IHCIA of 1976 (last reviewed by Congress in 1992). During his introduction of S. 1790, Senator Dorgan recognized, "Native Americans suffer staggering health disparities due to an outdated, strained and underfunded health care system. We have a federal health care system for Native Americans that is only funded at about half of its need. Clinician vacancy rates within this system are high and misdiagnosis is rampant. Only those with 'life or limb' emergencies seem to get care. Native Americans die of tuberculosis at a rate 600 percent higher than the general population, suicide rates are nearly double, alcoholism rates are 510 percent higher, and diabetes rates are 189 percent higher than the general population."

If passed, the IHCIA of 2009 would:

Extend the life of the IHCIA, which has served as the underlying programmatic and legal framework for carrying out the federal government's trust responsibility for health care in Indian Country, and

Provide essential updates to the IHCIA by addressing modern methods of health care delivery that are urgently needed in Indian Country such as:

Authorizing programs to increase the recruitment and retention of health care professionals in Indian Country health care settings;

Authorizing long-term care, including home health care, assisted living, and community based care for the elderly in Indian Country; and

Establishing mental and behavioral health programs that address a wide spectrum of problems in Indian Country including fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, child sexual abuse and domestic violence, and high rates of youth suicide.

Current Status of the IHCIA in Congress:

Indian Country health care advocates have been working for a decade to improve the delivery of health care to Indians. As of today, Indian Country has seen measured success in the IHCIA of 2009. On November 7, 2009, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3962, "the Affordable Health Care for America Act," which includes the language of the IHCIA of 2009. However, the next critical step in the reauthorization of the IHCIA of 2009 lies with the Senate. The Senate is currently considering a broader health care reform bill, "the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act," introduced by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Although this proposed Senate bill does contain some important health care protections benefiting American Indians and Alaska Natives, it does not incorporate the language of the IHCIA of 2009. The proposed Senate health care reform bill needs to be amended to include the IHCIA of 2009, which would strengthen the probability of Congress passing the IHCIA this year. Your action is needed now to avoid further delays to improving substandard health care in Indian Country.

What can you do?

To help make the IHCIA a permanent law of the United States, we ask that you act today by contacting your Senator.

Tell your Senator that you support immediate meaningful, comprehensive, and long-term health care reform in Indian Country and that you support an amendment to the current Senate health care reform bill to include the Indian Health Care Improvement Act of 2009.

You may contact your Senator today by:

Calling the Capitol Switchboard toll-free at 877-851-6437 and asking to speak to your Senator, or clicking the button below and following the simple steps to email your Senator.

On behalf of tribal governments and the Native nonprofit sector across the nation, First Nations Development Institute thanks you for your time, effort, and support of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act of 2009.
First Nations Development Institute 703 Third Ave, Suite B Longmont, CO 80501

tel 303.774.7836 fax 303.774.7841 info@firstnations.org
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SORRY I COULD NOT DO MORE TO HELP IN THIS HUMAN RIGHTS EFFORT, BUT BEING A COURT-DECLARED "IMMATERIAL" AFRICAN AMERICAN WHO LACKS WEALTH, THE BEST I CAN DO IS PUT YOUR PETITION WHERE SOME WHITE PEOPLE MIGHT SIGN IT OR SOME MINORITY PEOPLE WHO ARE ALLOWED TO FEEL LIKE THEY MATTER BECAUSE THEY HAVE DEGREES AND A LITTLE MONEY (UNTIL THEY OFFEND A POLICE OFFICER LIKE PROFESSOR GATES DID).

Mary Neal's Google Profile
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Monday, November 23, 2009

Mary Neal's Cyberterror Witness Beaten by Police on Nov. 20, 2009

On Sept. 26, 2008, NowPublic.com and FourWinds.com published an article wherein I stated my intention of publishing the Cochran Firm Fraud videos. On Sept. 27, 2008, I was followed and accosted by four vehicles and a USDOT truck, called 911, and no police came to the Chevron station where my six-year-old grandson and I were waylaid for an hour. My family had to come in two vehicles to save us, and that became the subject of the Cochran Firm Fraud Video no. 2, posted at YouTube. To learn more about my terrorism, please access my Oct. 11, 2009 Blogtalk Radio interview on the Rev. Pinkney show at this link:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Rev-Pinkney/2009/10/11/MARY-NEAL-A-WARRIOR

Other wrongful deaths and abuses of mental patients and other "unacceptably different" people like my brother that occurred in Memphis around the time of my brother's secret jailhouse murder are at this article:
http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/2009/10/mary-neal-finally-heard-from-police-re.html

The article above also has the Cochran Firm Fraud videos 1 and 2, as well as the actual police report filed regarding my stalking on September 27, 2008.  My in-person stalking has never been investigated, just as my brother's jailhouse murder in 2003 was never investigated.  The justice system apparently does not agree that it is necessary for it to be just, itself.

Recently, I published my intention of publishing the Cointelpro interference I experience in advocacy for the incarcerated mentally ill. I experience much computer interference across all online networks. I send emails that do not reach parties. I send ecards that arrive to the addressees stripped of the data I input. I am intimidated by pictures that somehow are coded to jump out and appear on pages that I open on the Internet. One is a picture of a lethal injection bed with my name underneath. Another is a coffin ad, which I posted at my Google profile (See "Google Profile Mary Neal"). Sometimes the pictures involve violence against children (I am a grandmother).

Last summer, a young woman was visiting my home and she happened to see the lethal injection bed labled with my name (a death threat) that was used to intimidate me. Like other cyberterror, the photo was positioned so that I would see it when I opened Internet pages I frequent at Care2. The young woman signed an affidavit attesting to what she saw, and her affidavit wherein she witnessed my cyberterror was filed with United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia, where we sued The Cochran Firm for fraud under the diversity rule (since Georgia Superior Court had dismissed our lawsuit in 2006 saying it was wrongly served. The court claimed falsely that there is no Cochran Firm in Georgia - an outright lie).

Again, my notifying the public of upcoming films that prove my cyberterror seemingly led to worse crimes. The young woman who witnessed the lethal injection bed cyberterrorism was attacked by DeKalb County police on Friday, November 20, 2009.  She had stopped by my home around 10:00 a.m. on her way to work, and police stopped her about six miles from my house. Police beat her badly, broke her toe, drug her down the street, kicked her in her sides, and sat on her head until she lost consciousness. She was taken from the scene of her assault in an ambulance.

I will still publish the videos of the Cointelpro-like cyberstalking that is intended to stop my advocacy for justice for Larry Neal and give Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill. I have notified USDC of the assault against my witness and will file a formal complaint. I do not expect the DOJ or law enforcement to do anything about the complaint regarding police abuse against my witnesses, since they refuse to investigate or release records regarding the secret arrest and wrongful death of Larry Neal, and authorities did nothing about my being stalked online and in person (despite affidavits by numerous parties).

Thank you for caring. We must STOP THE VIOLENCE and decriminalize mental illness in America regardless of the risks of cyberterror, inperson stalking, and brutality used to discourage the advocacy to give Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill at http://www.Care2.com/c2c/group/AIMI  and to stop other abuses, wrongful executions, excessive sentencing, and incidents of injustice such as I publish in my blog at http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/2009/11/cameron-todd-willinghams-wrongful.html

Free speech in America is stomething that I have found depends entirely on what one wishes to say.  For instance, it does not seem safe to ask what happened to Larry Neal, secretly arrested and murdered in Memphis Shelby County Jail in 2003 or how The Cochran Firm law offices can be open for business to accept lawsuits against police violence but cease to exist if families discover the fraud and sue the law firm  for fraud.
Mary Neal
http://wrongfuldeathoflarryneal.com/

Friday, November 13, 2009

New Jersey v. Cynthia Johnson for Being Young, Gifted & Black


This article contains an appeal for help by a woman who is suffering injustice. Her issue is followed by results of AIMI's first online survey: "Jails or Mental Hospitals?" Links in this blog do not open in a new window. Please read all before opening links, or use your back arrow to return (be aware that the censorship force does not always allow the back arrow function to work for my articles). The link to share this article is http://FreeSpeakBlog.blogspot.com/2009/11/new-jersey-v-cynthia-johnson-for-being.html - If this link does not work, it is the censorship force. I just discovered that Cynthia's posts were removed from Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill, a group she joined and has been active in to help others. See http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/ for under-reported news and information unavailable elsewhere.

Please read, endorse and share Cynthia Johnson's petition. Her situation as I understand if from our conversations is presented below:

NEW JERSEY v. CYNTHIA JOHNSON FOR BEING
YOUNG, GIFTED, AND BLACK




In September 2008, Cynthia Johnson reported a woman for child neglect. The negligent mother happened to be a relative who Cynthia says was leaving her children for long periods partying (with drugs). Because Cynthia reported on a family member, she is enstranged from others in her family now, and the woman retaliated by falsely accusing Cynthia Johnson of a crime. The white police officers who went to her home to question or arrest her on the woman's allegations attacked, raped, and beat Cynthia, who is an African American.

Cynthia either fell or was thrown against furniture during the officer's attack, and she incurred a head injury. Since that abuse, Cynthia suffers from seizures and PTSD. Although she had excellent earnings prior to her brutal assault, she has been unable to continue working. Cynthia lost her home and has had many health and financial problems - all since her police brutality occurred. The police officer who beat Cynthia and caused her disabilities was also in the news for beating another citizen. Cynthia said that she was wearing a robe when police came into her home to take her in for questioning on her cousin's bogus allegations that were made in retaliation for Cynthia reporting her for child neglect. Cynthia told the police officers she needed to get dressed. They followed her into her bedroom. Cynthia reports that one officer nodded his head at the other officer and turned his back. The other police officer proceeded to rape Cynthia. She was then taken into custody. Cynthia reported the rape to officers at the police station. They refused to take her to the hospital or give her a rape kit. They kept Cynthia in jail until all evidence of the officer's semen and her assault were gone. That is enough trauma to cause any woman to have post traumatic stress disorder.

Cynthia said the Newark, New Jersey D.A.'s office offered her a deal: If she agreed not to pursue damages for rape and police brutality, she would not have to stand charges on the negligent mom's false allegations. This was clearly blackmail, and Cynthia would not accept the deal. As a result, she is standing trial for criminal charges. Cynthia has been so traumatized with preparing for court on the trumped-up charges, economic stresses due to lost income, plus physical challenges resulting from her attack that she recently had a stroke. The lovely, young professional woman now has a speech impediment. Her words were slurred as she spoke to me about her trauma.

Some people are sexists and have such racial bigotry that they hate to see independent young women of any race, particularly African Americans, living comfortably.

Unfortunately, Cynthia's justice quest is not going well. She said that the day a hearing was held, the judge walked in court and asked something to this effect: "Is there someone in here who needs a mental health break," and the D.A. and police officers all laughed with the judge. Furthermore, the court refused to allow Cynthia's evidence that her prosecution is the result of blackmail. The court disallowed her admitting police phone records from 9/8/08 and police videotape from 9/1/08, 9/2/08, and 9/8/08. She asks your support on her petition for justice and for your prayers. Petition for justice for Cynthia Johnson: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/2/please-promote-and-support-advocacy-for-cynthia-johnson
"I DON'T CARE HOW MANY DEGREES YOU HAVE. YOU AIN'T SH*T!" said the peace officer to Cynthia, according to her account of the conversation.



Incidents like Cynthia's abuse demonstrate that whether people earn $10,000 per year or six figures, all who work for a living and those on fixed incomes are undervalued in this society. Whites like Cameron Todd Willingham, Thomas Arthur, Tim Sauders, Paul House and many other Caucasians were/are treated unjustly because of a lack of wealth. Numerous Asians who were killed by police in California over the last two years also lacked wealth. African Americans are undervalued no matter how wealthy they are and regardless of their source of income. As police continue to remind affluent African Americans of that fact, more of them will likely give attention to the ongoing battle for equal justice that many of them erroneously believe was already won.

ATTACKS ON EDUCATED, MIDDLE CLASS AFRICAN AMERICANS OFFER A VALUABLE LESSON.

For we are sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be slain, and to perish. ~Esther 7:4

Professor Gates, an African American Harvard professor, was arrested this year for not giving a white police officer reverence. Robbie Tolan, son of a famous former baseball player, Bobby Tolan, was shot by police at his Texas surburban home on January 1 when he objected to police battering his mother on their front lawn. Billey Joe Johnson, a Mississippi high school football star who had a good chance of going to the NFL, died of an "accidental" shotgun blast on a stretch of Mississippi highway. He had reportedly been dating a white girl. Education and affluence do not exempt African Americans from being treated as subhuman. What happened to Professor Gates and Cynthia Johnson is usual and ordinary. When police are wrong, they often cite the wronged citizen for some crime, as happened in Professor Gate's case. People need DOG JUSTICE.

As one comment on Cynthia's petition stated, when the police abuse or kill citizens, the system sticks together like a pac of wild animals. The Cochran Firm was declared by the court to be non-existent in Georgia where we filed suit against that law firm for pretending (under contract) to be our wrongful death attorneys after the secret arrest and wrongful death of my mentally and physically ill brother, Larry Neal. The Cochran Firm actually protected the jail where Larry died by doing zero regarding Larry's negligence and wrongful death lawsuits. The Firm allowed the statute of limitations pass while lying to my family about fictitious legal work that was not actually being done. Because of The Cochran Firm Fraud, suit was never filed against Memphis Shelby County Jail, and The Cochran Firm escaped paying damages for defrauding us by claiming not to exist where our suit was served - Atlanta, Georgia. View this YouTube commercial for the court-declared "non-existent" Cochran Firm office in Atlanta: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlcolpUzckU

"When you have no defense, just say you don't exist." After filing suit, my family started being followed. I am stalked online and in-person for taking steps to get records of Larry's fatal arrest and accountability for the lawyer fraud that was done to prevent Larry's relatives from having legal recourse for his murder. Police did not respond to our 911 call in September 2008 when my six-year-old grandchild and I were stalked and accosted, and no investigation was done about that or about Larry's murder - in six years. African Americans' abuses and deaths by police count less than abuse and murders of dogs. My family's issues are presented in this article:

Amercan Family Under Siege for Inquiring About Brother Who Died in Govt. Custody
http://www.nowpublic.com/world/amercan-family-under-siege-inquiring-about-brother-who-died-govt-custody

Dogs have protected rights in America, whereas African Americans, poor whites, Latinos, and Asians as well as the mentally ill of all races only have rights on paper without any enforcement. Cynthia Johnson could be incarcerated (at taxpayer expense) for doing nothing wrong, just like many mental patients are incarcerated today and have no criminal charges against them whatsoever. This started long BEFORE the Patriot Act: www.jstor.org/pss/795072

TOO BAD YOU AREN'T A DOG, CYNTHIA JOHNSON! THEN YOU'D GET JUSTICE!

EVERY DAY, I ASK FOR DOG JUSTICE http://bit.ly/7vJ5Z
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WHAT have we overcome? http://bit.ly/2BAFuC

WHAT HAVE WE OVERCOME? Cynthia Johnson and Professor Gates probably believed that being middle class would exempt them from being treated as they were. That is not the reality. Cynthia never considered going to prison as being a possibility. However, many innocent people are in prison, especially black women, whose incarceration rate is eight times that of white women. Women who have committed no crime are frequently imprisoned for many years - their children are torn from their arms as during slavery. Taxpayers are paying $50,000 or more per year to imprison each and every woman arrested for her romantic chocies and significant foster care costs for children left behind.

Women sentenced under the war on drugs "girlfriend" law are incarcerated (at taxpayer expense) for nothing more than associating with men who were involved with drugs. Ironically, they are given the same sentences as their boyfriends or husbands who joined the 1 in every 9 young black men already imprisoned. Roughly 2/3 of all inmates were convicted on nonviolent offenses such as drugs, and a little dab of marijuana will do.
See the link below to access an article by Patrice Gaines and my comments on it: "The cost of incarceration-Part III"

The Conspiracy Charge That Traps Women (Guilt Not Required)
http://www.care2.com/c2c/share/detail/1302672
In India, widows used to die when their husbands did, because they were tossed on their husbands' funeral fire. Similarly, in the U.S.A., innocent women go to prison when their boyfriends do. Their crime: "loving bad boys." The fight for women's rights obviously has a long way to go in America. Women can vote now. Use the power of the voting booth to end this expensive, cruel, unsuccessful war on drugs and save your sisters from life as prison laborers (slaves). Reunite them with their children and elderly parents who need them, and reduce your own tax burden while doing so.

Like my family and many other people of color and whites who lack wealth, Cynthia Johnson was wronged. As typically happens when the system is caught doing wrong, authorities are now coming after her - the victim. More information and survey results follow this video.

Channel O presents Young Gifted & Black with African musicians
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nXXjfpv_PE



Watch yourselves, young, gifted black people. Even though you may have accomplished much through education and hard work, you are NOT exempt from suffering wrongly in the justice system. Ask Cynthia Johnson, Professor Gates, and Robbie Tolan. Tolan and his cousin were followed from a restaurant to their surburban Texas home on January 1, 2009, by police officers who claimed to believe they were in a stolen vehicle (without checking the license plate). Apparently it was a nice van - too good for young black men. When Tolan reached his house, Bellaire, Texas police officers physically assaulted Tolan's mother who went outside to see what was happening to her son and nephew. Tolan protested his mother's abuse, and police shot him. The CNN report is at this link: http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/01/08/baseballer.shot/index.html

Tolan's gunshot wound did not kill him, or he would have had the sad honor that was taken by Oscar Grant, also shot on January 1 on a train platform by a B.A.R.T. officer while other police officers held him down. My article about Grant's murder and the video are below:

Oscar Grant - First Unarmed Black Man Killed by Police in 2009 - Next?
http://www.nowpublic.com/world/oscar-grant-1st-unarmed-black-man-police-killed-2009-next

There is no exemption for middle class African Americans when it comes to racial profiling, police brutality, and being treated unjustly in courtrooms. One beautiful bowl of chocolate fondu does not make a Thanksgiving feast, and neither will it make up for centuries of missed meals.

The mentally ill comprise another group that is often discriminated against, regardless of what race they are.


Mental Illness is frequently treated as a crime or a joke.


Cynthia's PTSD is not severe, and I hope it subsides and disappears altogether as God grants her relief from persecution by the justice system she is currently undergoing. Unfortunately, many people find mental illness ENTERTAINING, as Cynthia's judge, the Newark district attorney, and the police officer who beat her senseless reportedly did. Citizens who have that common, treatable health condition are often victimized by police officers, prison guards, and people in their communities. Sometimes they are abandoned by their families, and many live homeless until they become defendants in a lunacy arrest - no crime necessary. Mentally ill citizens are guilty of mere EXISTENCE.

II. SURVEY: JAILS OR TREATMENT FOR THE MENTALLY ILL

In 2008, I conducted a survey regarding how mental illness is addressed in America. To assure that the results represented opinions by a cross section of the community, the survey was sent to members of conservative political groups, African American groups at Yahoo, and liberal groups. Additionally, it was live online for several months under this name: SURVEY: JAILS OR MENTAL HOSPITALS? At the end of these results is a one-question poll.




1. What is your interest in mental health issues?

answered question 51 - skipped question 0

Responses:

I have a mentally ill relative or loved one. 54.9% 28

My mentally ill loved one is/was incarcerated. 23.5% 12

I work with the mentally ill or in a related field. 17.6% 9

I work in law enforcement, criminal justice, or legal field. 3.9% 2

I work in health care. 13.7% 7

None of the above, but I am concerned about this issue. 31.4% 16

Comments: 31 (I will publish the comments without email addresses at a later time)

2. The mentally ill who commit crimes should be held in a secure mental hospital while awaiting trial, NOT jail.

answered question 51 - skipped question 0

Responses

Agree 94.1% 48

Disagree 3.9% 2

Don't Know 2.0% 1

3. People diagnosed with acute mental illness who commit crimes should NOT have the right to reject treatment or hospitalization.

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Response

Agree 77.1% 37

Disagree 29.2% 14

Show replies Explain 31 (Some who disagreed explained that either (a) they distrusted the system to have the right to enforce treatment, or (b) they felt it depended on how seriously mentally ill the defendants are. There are, of course, levels of mental illness.)

4. We should increase the availability of inpatient services for people diagnosed with acute mental illness BEFORE they commit crimes.

answered question 51 - skipped question 0

Response

Agree 100.0% 51

Disagree 0.0% 0

Don't know 0.0% 0


5. We need more and improved mental hospitals for inpatient care.

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Agree 100.0% 50

Disagree 0.0% 0


6. Jailing the mentally ill puts an unfair burden on our law enforcement and criminal justice system.

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Responses
Agree 90.2% 46

Disagree 5.9% 3

Don't Know 3.9% 2

Show replies Other (please specify) 15 people made comments, which will be published later.

7. Tranquilizers and straitjackets used in mental hospitals are MORE HUMANE than Taser guns, jail bars, night sticks and handcuffs police use to contain the mentally ill.

answered question 51 - skipped question 0

Response

Agree 98.0% 50

Disagree 3.9% 2

8. Political candidates should address the issue of increased and improved mental hospitals during elections.

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Response

Agree 100.0% 51

Disagree 0.0% 0


9. I would vote for an elected official based partly on his/her support of improved mental health services.

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Response

Agree 96.1% 49

Disagree 3.9% 2

10. Having read about the wrongful death of Larry Neal in http://wrongfuldeathoflarryneal.com I am concerned about the United States Justice Department's supervision of jails and mental hospitals where abuse is reported.

answered question 51 - skipped question 0

Response

Yes 94.1% 48

No 0.0% 0

Don't Know 5.9% 3

Show replies Other (please specify) 11 comments will be published later.

11. Having read about the wrongful death of Larry Neal at http://wrongfuldeathoflarryneal.com I am concerned about how complaints against lawyers and law firms are handled.

answered question 48 - skipped question 3

Response

Yes 95.8% 46

No 4.2% 2

12. Having read about the wrongful death of Larry Neal at http://wrongfuldeathoflarryneal.com I am concerned about how reliable news coverage is in America.

answered question 48 - skipped question 3

Response

Yes 100.0% 48

No 0.0% 0

13. Having read about the wrongful death of Larry Neal at http://wrongfuldeathoflarryneal.com I am concerned about upholding the Freedom of Information Act (which gives public access to government records, except in national security issues. Larry Neal's family is denied any accountability, investigation, or records about his deadly arrest in Memphis Shelby County Jail in 2003, despite FOIA and federal subpoenas. We think they must have waterboarded him to practice for Guantanamo Camp).

answered question 47 - skipped question 4

Response

Yes 97.9% 46

No 2.1% 1

14. I am interested in helping to decriminalize mental illness and/or receiving updates on the issues faced by Larry Neal's family in their quest for information and justice.

answered question 49 - skipped question 2

Response

Yes 89.8% 44

No 10.2% 5

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The survey above was taken prior to intense advocacy for the incarcerated mentally ill was undertaken by an organization I founded that has now 220 members - Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill ("AIMI"). We have worked together for more than a year to heighten public awareness about mental illness and help remove the stigma and roadblocks to treatment. Preliminary plans are being made for a class action lawsuit for psychiatric equity to move mental illness from the criminal justice system and back to the health care system. Mental illness is the only health condition for which people are arrested. That is morally wrong and discriminatory against persons with that health disability.

Care2 News Network http://www.care2.com/news/member/513396753/1300380

Below is a one-question poll, Treatment or Prison for Mental Patients?
http://www.opednews.com/Poll/Treatment-or-Prison-for-Me-by-Mary-Neal-080802-595.html



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Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy. ~Psalm 82:3



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JAIL IS THE LAST THING MENTAL PATIENTS NEED, and too often it is the very last thing they experience. Join in our efforts to decriminalize mental illness. No one deserves to be punished for having a disability.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Black Relatives Killed by Police? So? Just Eat Yo Chicken and Shut Up

The 34 links in this article do not open in a separate window. Please read all before opening links, or use your back arrow to return to FreeSpeakBlog. WARNING: I discovered the back arrow feature may have been rigged not to lead back to this post. Oftentimes, my taglines are deleted or confused to prevent exposure on the Internet, also. Links are often deleted or re-directed, so I put the number (34). This article's previous version was published in NowPublic.com entitled "Can Law Firm's Be Government Agencies?" with my other articles accessible at http://NowPublic.com/duo

DISABLED AFRICAN AMERICAN SECRETLY ARRESTED AND RETURNED DEAD WEEKS LATER WITH POLICE DENYING THEY HAD HIM TO KILL HIM? SO WHAT? FOLKS CHASING HIS FAMILY IN CARS AND GOVERNMENT VEHICLES TO INTIMIDATE THEM FOR COMPLAINING ABOUT HIS SECRET MURDER? SO WHAT? YOU'RE BLACK. SHUT UP. See http://wrongfuldeathoflarryneal.com/ Cast your vote at OpenCongress.org at this link: http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h619/show

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Old style lynching pictured. New style lynchings happen behind bars - all races eligible.
In July, this writer discovered Thomas Arthur, a white Alabama death row inmate, passed his DNA test. A judge sealed Arthur's test results that ruled him out as the murderer, and plans to execute the innocent man continued. Mainstream media remains quiet. Cameron Todd Willingham, another white man, was wrongly executed in 2004. All who are in the slave class are eligible for lynching -
people who lack wealth.
SAY DEATH TO THE DEATH PENALTY and END UNEQUAL JUSTICE

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I have written many articles and published a few videos to let people know about the victimization my family endures for asking WHAT HAPPENED TO LARRY NEAL? This is not for your entertainment. This is real. I have been home for over a year since the horrible night on September 27, 2008, when I was accosted at the Chevron station by four vehicles led by a USDOT truck. I called 911, because whereas the stalkers had always kept going when I pulled into a crowded business lot, that time they turned in and parked. They stayed for an hour while I waited for 911 police (who never came!), and my family had to come save my young grandson and me in two cars. One car did not do. When only my niece came, the DOT truck and other cars lined up at the exit to follow us still.

Some of the customers were so alarmed that they waited at the pumps for 911 to come save us, also. We were all surprised that no police responded - and it has been over a year now. I published my police report that was never investigated and information about other Shelby County, Tennessee murders and beatings besides Larry Neal's murder while under secret arrest there in 2003:

Mary Neal Finally Heard From Police Re 911 Emergency Call When Waylaid
http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/2009/10/mary-neal-finally-heard-from-police-re.html

NO police investigation followed my reports of illegal stalking, just like no investigation was done about my handicapped brother's murder in Memphis Shelby County Jail. Having affidavits from others who observed the crimes did not matter. Black people who lack wealth are to just go to the funeral when police kill their loved ones, go home and eat chicken and watermellon, and shut up. We did not know we were "out of our place" in the 21st century to ask what happened to Larry Neal. Newsflash: African Americans have definitely NOT overcome.


Petition: for a federal investigation http://www.petitiononline.com/Neal/petition.html

See the videos here:

COCHRAN FIRM FRAUD VIDEO 1 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1ltCpy1uu0

COCHRAN FIRM FRAUD VIDEO 2 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQ5d_wju2M8

See also this preliminary announcement of a possible class action lawsuit to decriminalize mental illness:

Plans for a class action lawsuit for psychiatric parity http://www.care2.com/news/member/513396753/1300380

This writer released the YouTube videos at the links above in hopes that I could again feel comfortable moving around in my neighborhood. It did not work, because my illegal online and in-person stalking is apparently allowed, if not facilitated, by authorities. And it continues. Read our USDC court file for affidavits by a business owner and others who witnessed the illegal stalking. See pleading filed by Angela Mason, a Cochran Firm attorney, who asked USDC to have Mary Neal not say The Cochran Firm had a Caucasian man in a WHITE vehicle follow her. The problem is that I had never told anyone the color of the vehicle that followed me most often, so how did Angela Mason know? ESP? Neither the court nor police did anything about my reports of stalking that began when we served suit on The Cochran Firm, despite the protections that we should have under U.S.Code 18 and other applicable laws. http://dockets.justia.com/docket/court-gandce/case_no-1:2007cv01935/case_id-145173

Hear this NPR Radio interview by a former Cochran Firm attorney Shawn Holley describe how Johnnie Cochran parnered with some Alabama people right before his terminal illness and death, and the firm then turned racist. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=12171473

Is The Cochran Firm a Covert Government Agency?

I have come to believe that The (Johnnie) Cochran Firm may be a pseudo governmental agency now. The Cochran Firm being a government agency is the only way I can explain the forces that came to save it from our fraud suit, i.e., the Court which allowed the firm to represent itself under an alias name in court, the State Bars that are charged with keeping lawyers honest, mainstream media's refusing to cover these events, the FTC and FCC refusing to force the law firm to identify itself plainly in advertising - allowing the Atlanta law office to present itself to the public under a given identity, while denying that same identity when caught doing lawyer fraud. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) even refused to take a complaint against The Cochran Firm. Traditionally, all consumer reports are recorded by the BBB, although they may later be determined to be unfounded. Why was no consumer report even allowed against The Cochran Firm?

COUNT how many times the Atlanta office of The Cochran Firm denied its public identity to claim the Neal's lawsuit was served wrongly to the law office and have our fraud case dismissed - and the judge complied: http://wrongfuldeathoflarryneal.com/docs/Ex05_CCGSSRogResponses.pdf

I know of no other entity that has the protection of the Court, the State Bars, the FTC, FCC, BBB, HS, and the USDOJ. I reported The Cochran Firm to all of those agencies. I have lived as an African American for 54 years - long enough to know it is highly unlikely that any firm of and for black people would enjoy this type of protection and support from these sources. Before learning about the apparent affiliation The Cochran Firm has with the government, I did not understand when one attorney said her firm could not represent us because they had a conflict with bringing suit against the government. I was confused about that response since we only wanted to sue a law firm for its fraud and deliberate malpractice.

See FBI Deputizes Businesses - http://www.progressive.org/mag_rothschild0308

Rodney King

America suffered its last major civil unrest (riots) after Los Angeles police beat RODNEY KING in 1992, and it was caught on tape. The injustice Mr. King suffered was followed by widespread looting, assault, and arson, and murder. A total of 53 people died during the riots that errupted in LA following the police brutality against Mr. King. From 1992 until today, there have been no other such disturbances. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodney_King


What has happened to change this? Have the police stopped beating and killing African Americans? No.
The only change that I can see has been the advent of The Johnnie Cochran Firm as African American's legal saviors. It is of course preferable for citizens to use the courts to address grievances, but if any law firm is being used to redirect the anger of the masses, it should treat its clients fairly. The Neal family and some other families that I have come to know about since beginning our justice quest were not treated fairly behind the wrongful death and abuses of our loved ones when represented by this law firm.
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Kathryn Johnston
On November 21, 2006, just six months after Georgia State Superior Court Judge Wendy Shoob dismissed our lawsuit against The Cochran Firm by saying the firm did not exist in Georgia, Atlanta Police murdered 92-year-old Kathryn Johnston in her home. Crowds of people converged outside her home the next day. Ironically, Ms. Johnston lived on Neal Street. The people were angry. Neighbors, relatives, and people from nearby cities gathered. The next day, the crowd and anger were growing.

On November 22, one day after Ms. Johnston's murder and six months after the law firm was declared not to exist in Georgia, it was announced that The (Johnnie) Cochran Firm was undertaking the representation of Ms. Johnston's family in a civil action against Atlanta police. The news immediately calmed the crowd. African Americans came to trust Johnnie Cochran over the years when he was the attorney for numerous victims of police abuse and wrongful death, and this trust was transferred to the firm that still bears his name. See: http://rwor.org/a/072/altanta-en.html

I watched on TV how this law firm, which had defrauded our family to protect the police and Shelby County Jail from our lawsuit after Larry Neal's secret arrest and wrongful death, undertake the representation of another grieving African American family. I believe The Cochran Firm was brought in to calm the crowd of angry African Americans and perhaps to keep their settlement low and minimize damages to the City of Atlanta - all under the same identity that Georgia State Court had six months earlier declared nonexistent. I knew immediately that the case would never go to a jury trial. The family would get whatever The Cochran Firm and the firm's real bosses worked out, if anything.

To my knowledge, advertising for the Atlanta office of The Cochran Firm stopped being aired on MARTA trains after notifying MARTA about The Cochran Firm Fraud. However, the commercials advertising The Cochran Firm's Atlanta office continue on mainstream television today. The corporate-owned, government-controlled media never reported to the public that the firm denied its own East Coast office to dodge accountability for defrauding Larry Neal's survivors to save Shelby County Jail from having to answer WHAT HAPPENED TO LARRY NEAL? Neither were two federal subpoenas able to get the records out of Memphis police. The jail ignored the subpoenas. The jail was allowed to ignore them.

Mainstream media has no compunction about spreading misinformation and censoring news events like The Cochran Firm going to Georgia Superior Court and disclaiming its Atlanta office or the Atlanta office of The Cochran Firm presenting itself as a "P.C." (professional corporation), which requires being registered as a corporation with the Secretary of State's office - which it is not. That law office is as much a P.C. as I am a D.D.S. - and the Georgia State Bar, Secretary of State, and everyone else knows it. Shame how some law firms are ALLOWED to make fools of minority citizens who pay taxes like everyone else. It is a bigger shame how folks chase me and deny 911 services because I report the corruption.

When we called the television stations and asked why they continued to run commercials for the Cochran Firm Atlanta office when we had a court order that it did not exist, and they had withheld that perjury or evidence of false advertising from the public (it had to be one or the other), the television station said, "SO?"

I understood the station to mean that The Cochran Firm's clientele is mostly minority people, so the media did not care to interrupt the fraud. Since then, the firm opened a Latino office. If they defraud African Americans and Latinos, "SO? We'll help them do it."

This writer's belief that The Cochran Firm is a covert government agency is based solely on the lack of media exposure, lack of discipline from the State Bars, denial of justice in court, refusal by the FCC and FTC and BBB to censure the firm for false advertising, and information by certain agencies and individuals that the Neals are not the first victims of fraud by The Cochran Firm in cases such as ours. (EITHER the advertising is false, or the firm should be censured by the Georgia Bar and State of Georgia for its perjury in court. Either you are who you advertise and you lied in court, or you are not who you advertise yourself to be and you lie daily to millions of people.) The answer powerful people apparently decided was to ignore The Cochran Firm's fraud and perjury and silence Larry's family instead.
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The Cochran Firm Frauds

If the government is using The Cochran Firm to keep African Americans calm after incidents of police violence against its members, it should also ensure that the law firm deals with its clients fairly. The government should also see that when the lawyers get caught next time, they come up with a better lie for court than this: "We have no defense; so we'll say we don't exist!"


Some may choose to keep a misguided loyalty to the memory of a man who would probably be repulsed by the way we were treated by a law firm that operates in his name. However, this writer has done her duty to warn blacks and to let Americans of all races know that what if one "private company" can be turned into a covert government agency, then so can others.

He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. ~Matthew 11:15

This writer believes it is to protect the "cover" of this law firm that her family has been denied justice against The Cochran Firm and the wrongful death of Larry Neal is denied coverage in mainstream media.

At least our ordeal may help to raise awareness on behalf of other acute mental patients, such as are addressed in most of the articles in my blog at http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/, and the articles I wrote at NowPublic - http://NowPublic.com/duo as well as those in my Care2 Sharebook and other places online. The cyberstalkers delete some, and I write more. God is able.

If Americans, particularly black citizens, want to avoid being followed, stalked online and censored, whitelisted, and all the things that I endure listed in the petition below, when police secretly arrest and kill your relatives in jail, just go to the funeral, eat your chicken, and shut up. In our case, whoever is behind this gets N-words to do the stalking most often. We hope the best for Mitrice Richardson, a lovely and gifted African American young woman who was arrested in Lost Hills, California Jail on September 16 and reportedly released 3.5 hours later at 1:30 a.m. without her car, money, cell phone, food or water in an unfamiliar area. Please see this brief article on her disappearance which includes several photographs, and sign her petition for a federal investigation: http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/2009/11/what-happened-to-mitrice-richardson.html



Stalkers assigned to discourage truth-seekers

PETITION TO END TERRORISM AND CENSORSHIP AGAINST MARY NEAL TO HIDE INJUSTICE AND CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY ~ This is a petition for open disclosure, equal justice, and freedom from terrorism. http://www.thepetitionsite.com/2/Justice4MaryNeal

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS, JOIN THE SAD PARTY.

Intimidation directed toward people who demand justice is not limited to myself.
Consider the fact that prosecutors are investigating Northwestern University students because they dare uncover wrongful convictions, which leads to the exoneration of innocent prisoners. Demanding human rights for prisoners is an unpopular undertaking with authorities. Each prisoner is worth from $50,000 to $150,000 per year to prison investors, whether inmates are guilty or innocent. News regarding Northwestern University innocence project students is at the link below.
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Prosecutors seek Northwestern journalism students’ grades
http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/1872471,northwestern-journalism-grades-subpoena-110809.article

11/8/09 (AP) - A Northwestern University professor and journalism students who spent three years investigating the case of a man convicted in the 1978 killing of a security guard believe they have evidence that shows prosecutors put the wrong man behind bars. But in the quest to prove his innocence, they may have to defend themselves, too.

Cook County prosecutors have outraged the university and the journalism community by issuing subpoenas to professor David Protess seeking his students’ grades, his syllabus and their private e-mails. It’s a first for Protess and his investigative reporting students, who have helped free 11 innocent men from prison, including death row, since 1996. Their work also is credited with prompting then-Gov. George Ryan to empty the state’s death row in 2003, re-igniting a national debate on the death penalty.

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It is embarrassing to authorities for Northwestern University students to uncover wrongful convictions and for my family to expose the secret arrest and wrongful death of Larry Neal and our denial of due process of law after his demise. They find it embarrassing to use phrases like "equal rights" and "liberty and justice for all" while AIMI exposes the fact that 1.25 million prisoners in America are mental patients who should be in treatment, not prison. People are terrorized for asking for justice. It strips officials naked like the children's story, "The King Has No Clothes." Unfortunately, rather than getting dressed in justice, authorities frequently seek instead to silence the voices that ask, "Where are your clothes, Pharaoh?" People need DOG JUSTICE! http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/2009/09/dog-justice-poem-and-petition-for-larry.html

Americans will be more aware of how closely they are watched and their electronic communication is monitored, controlled, and censored (especially human rights activists like the Northwestern students), after viewing my videos of Cointelpro-like interferrence I have been subjected to online and videotaped for years. I have observed censorship happening to other human rights organizations as well. When I can get through to the parties, I notify them of the issues. Cyberstalkers' interferrence when I post online is in violation of my freedom of speech and free press rights. These crimes are reported to the USDOJ, but just as is true with my in-person stalking and my brother's secret arrest and murder in Memphis Shelby County Jail, my complaints are not met with any investigative or corrective action. Another problem is that my URL is often blocked, like it was from using USLaw.com this week and recorded here - http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/2009/11/uslawcom-dos-to-mary-neal.html.

Human rights activists like Northwestern's journalism students are in good company being attacked for their advocacy to free wrongly convicted persons. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was under surveillance by the FBI throughout his mission to expose cruel, unjust racism in America and effect positive change. He is still being censored 41 years after his assassination, which demonstrates how little the system has changed. Use this link to read about deletions in Dr. King's final speech, "I've Been to the Mountaintop."
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MLK's Final Speech Fraudulently Edited to Change History http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/2008/12/martin-luther-kings-final-speech.html

See some examples I found of other individuals and human rights groups being DOCTOR! WILL JUSTICE LIVE?
http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/2009/10/doctor-will-justice-live.html

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NO ONE ASKS TO SEE MY EMAILS. I suppose Northwestern University students must be mostly white, so they are asked. Cyberstalkers go into my email boxes at will and delete what they want, return my incoming mail to senders with daemon mail messages, redirect my incoming mail to trash, redirect my outgoing mail to never, never land, etc. They delete links, change parts of my articles, and delete what I write if it seems damaging to (a) The Cochran Firm Fraud; (b) prison profiteering; (c) capital punishment; (d) Taser industry; (e) criminalizing mental illness; (f) police brutality and prisoner abuse - which is basically everything I write. Cyberdogs replaced the www. in many of my Care2 shares online with the word "PRIMATE." When I clicked the links with "primate" in them, they led to a picture of an ape rather than to my share that was listed. See more about my cyberstalking events at this article:

My Philosophy of Liberty vs. Cointelpro
http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/2009/09/my-philosophy-of-liberty-vs-cointelpro.html

I have a message for America. But when I try to deliver it online, it often gets erased. My family believes there is safety in disclosure. When authorities cannot or will not do their jobs adequately, wealthy people can hire bodyguards and order extra security for their homes. Poor people cry out to the public for assistance. Initially, that was the reason for my writing online. Then I discovered there are many more people, black, white, and other, who are as dogged out as my brother Larry was and as his family is now. I advocate against wrongful conviction, capital punishment, excessive punishment, police brutality and abuse by prison guards in addition to my original and primary advocacy to decriminalize mental illness. The way some people get dogged out in America is simply pitiful. Pitiful.

Many people need DOG JUSTICE, but canines' rights to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness are more protected than some citizens'. http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/2009/09/dog-justice-poem-and-petition-for-larry.html

The Tuskegee syphilis experiment (also known as the Tuskegee syphilis study or Public Health Service syphilis study) was a clinical study conducted between 1932 and 1972 in Tuskegee, Alabama, by the U.S. Public Health Service. Investigators recruited 399 impoverished African-American sharecroppers with syphilis for research related to the natural progression of the untreated disease, in hopes of justifying treatment programs for blacks. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuskegee_syphilis_experiment


The Tuskegee Experiments happened as late as 1972. Larry was lynched in 2003. PEW reports that 1 in 9 young black men is imprisoned today, and Rep. Alcee Hastings proposed using U.S. taxpayers' money to erect six (6) concentration camps inside America FOR Americans on January 23, 2009 (Google "H.R. 645"). My sister and I had to hurry home because we were being followed by three vehicles just two months ago, and police still will not investigate my family's victimization to keep Larry's death as secret as possible. The gulf between the rich and poor in America is wider now than it was when Dr. Martin Luther King and 200,000 others of all races met in Washington, D.C. for the Poor People's March in 1963. Watch yourselves, people. We have NOT overcome.

Please see the articles listed in the index on your left margin. There may be other news you have not read elsewhere. Censorship is rampant, so grab a link and share it, please. When I attempt to send this post out via Yahoo to African American groups and prisoner activist groups, they will likely either shut down my Yahoo account or only allow a few of my addressees to actually receive it. American Greetings sent 566 eVites to my Yahoo contact list to listen to my interview on the Rev. Pinkney show on October 11, and American Greetings could only account for 30 that it actually sent. I asked what happened to the other 536 eVites and never got any response. I reported my worst stalking experience on the Rev. Pinkney BlogTalk Radio show on October 11, at this link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Rev-Pinkney/2009/10/11/MARY-NEAL-A-WARRIOR


Your comments are welcome at the comment field below, or email me at MaryLovesJustice@gmail.com - I may get your email, and I may not. THEY stopped some mail when I tried to send videos like "PRISON LABOR PROFITS" at YouTube.

HELP buy computer ink and pay the Internet bill. Your assistance is appreciated. Use the PayPal depository at the upper left margin at http://freespeakblog.blogspot/ to make donations (I exhausted my savings on this mission and cannot safely leave home to work), and use the ADD THIS button is provided for you to conveniently share the news in this article. I recognize now that mainstream media never will.

RABBIT HOLE

I stumbled down a rabbit hole
And thought there I would find gold
Instead there were people to help
From lonely dungeons where they are kept
by Mary Neal (all rights reserved)

Help decriminalize mental illness in America where 60% of inmates in solitary confinement are psychiatric patients like my brother Larry was. Authorities refuse to say how they killed Larry, despite the Freedom of Information Act, federal subpoenas, and lawsuits. Maybe he was used for waterboarding practice. Many mental patients of all races die behind bars from Tasering, abusive inmates and guards, gassing, neglect, or restraint chairs and beds like Sean LeVert and Tim Sauders. See Tim Sauders' report on 60 Minutes: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/02/08/60minutes/main2448074.shtml

Although he was black, Sean LeVert had many wealthy and famous freinds, so his family's justice quest may have been treated fairly. Luckily, Tim Sauders was white, so his death was investigated, publicized, and his family's lawsuit was met with justice. Wealth and race are determining factors in America's justice system, even in life and death decisions. Larry Neal's family are regular African Americans who only matter on April 15, during war, and in the nation's check-out lines. Therefore, The Cochran Firm was sent to trick us while the statute of limitations passed on Larry's wrongful death and neglect cases; we are intimidated and terrorized to drop any efforts for equal justice. No attempt is made to intervene in these illegal acts and uphold the law. Just as Martin Luther King, Jr. said many years ago, "All we say to America is, 'Be true to what you said on paper.'" Equal justice for all!

Mary Neal
Website: http://wrongfuldeathoflarryneal.com/

Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill
http://www.Care2.com/c2c/group/AIMI

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See more information and links Google profile http://www.google.com/profiles/MaryLovesJustice.

PRAY that my 86-year-old mother is finally treated equal to Michael Vick's dogs and her handicapped son's murder is investigated.






Jail is the last thing that mental patients need, and too often it is the very last thing they experience. Join in our efforts to decriminalize mental illness. No one deserves to be punished for having a disability.


THE SOLUTION IS EQUAL JUSTICE.

Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honor the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour. ~Leviticus19:15
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THE SOLUTION IS LOVE.

Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.


Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good. ~Romans 12
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Saturday, November 7, 2009

USLaw.com DoS to Mary Neal

(9 links in this article)    WHY ARE YOU BLOCKING MY URL FROM REGISTERING, USLaw.com?  Other news reports told about Officer Tesler's conviction being overturned in State Court.  Officers shot 39 bullets at Kathryn Johnston, an elderly black woman in Atlanta, after crashing into her home late at night on November 21, 2006.  Six bullets hit her, and she died.  I want to read the USLaw report, but USLaw blocked me from registering to read the article it held out to the public to read with FREE REGISTRATION.  It is illegal to block my URL from a public service, USLaw.com.
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http://www.uslaw.com/library/Criminal_Law/Police_Officers_conviction_overturned_Kathryn_Johnston_case.php?item=350194
Jan 15, 2009 ... Police Officer's conviction overturned in the Kathryn Johnston case. ...

Don't deny me the right to register for a PUBLIC service you offer, or I will sue you, USLaw.com.  (Of course, you can always say USLaw does not exist and prevail in court or just $ay $omething el$e. Anything will do.  That's how things are done in the halls of ju$tice, I learned.)

It is shameful the way mainstream news and apparently some online legal sites are being used to deny justice and hide certain news.  When The (Johnnie) Cochran Firm presented in Georgia Superior Court that it had NO law office in Georgia, I tried to run an ad in the AJC to find other people who had contracted with The Cochran Firm out of the Atlanta office (127 Peachtree Street), and AJC declined to sell the ad space.  That was before I knew about the connection between some law firms, courts, police, and the media.  I learned more about the connection when one media company was allowed to IGNORE our federal subpoena for The Cochran Firm's advertising records.  It is unethical to advertise oneself under one identity, but deny that same identity in court. Unfortunately, the media is an active participant in misleading African Americans and other minority or disenfranchised citizens.  See the data at these links:

Media Blackout re Secret Arrest and Wrongful Death of Larry Neal and Cochran Firm Fraud
http://wrongfuldeathoflarryneal.com/story/story07.html

Excuse Me ... The Dogs Got Your Newspaper, by Mary Neal
http://www.nowpublic.com/tech-biz/excuse-me-dogs-got-your-newspaper-mary-neal
The survey results from "Jails or Mental Hospitals?" is no longer available at the link that is in the article above, but the results were published in another article called, "New Jersey v. Cynthia Johnson for Being Young, Gifted, and Black." One hundred percent of the people surveyed said they were concerned about news coverage having read about The Wrongful Death of Larry Neal and The Cochran Firm Fraud.  A second "Jails or Mental Hospitals?" poll was published in OpEdNews in an article called "Mentally Ill Patient's Secret Incarceration and Wrongful Death."  Google the articles.  Larry's death cover-up stopped being a secret long ago.

When powerful people want news stifled, it is also censored online.  A couple of years ago, whenever I tried to register for certain online services, the carrier would repeatedly deny that I correctly descrambled the code to join.  I have films and printouts of this.  A congressional bill to resume Medicaid insurance for mental hospitalization - H.R.619 - is also denied media coverage.  The bill was introduced in January 2009, yet no mainstream media wrote about it.  America has 1.25 million mentally ill people currently imprisoned, and mental illness affects approximately 1 in 5 Americans.  That means the issue of criminalizing mental illness impacts millions of people with that common, treatable health condition.  It also impacts their millions of family members who are tortured when their sick loved ones being imprisoned for having psychiatric disorders.  Despite the number of Americans who have a vested interest in the success of H.R.619, the congressional bill has no media coverage whatsoever.  Is that a censored congressional bill?  Yes, it is.

Q:  "Is censorship practiced in America?" 

A:  Only when there is something to hide.

Below are links to other news reports regarding Tesler's dismissal in State Court from charges connected with Kathryn Johnston's case.

Neal Street Cop Conviction Overturned
http://www.11alive.com/rss/rss_story.aspx?storyid=125718

Georgia defense lawyer obtains reversal of criminal conviction of Atlanta police officer
http://www.georgia-criminal-lawyers.com/2009/01/georgia_defense_lawyer_obtains.html

My interest in Kathryn Johnston's murder case stems in part from the fact that six months after Georgia Superior Court issued a court order stating there is no Cochran Firm in Georgia, the same law firm undertook representing Kathryn Johnston's survivors - in Georgia. 

Either something is amiss with US Law's computer system, or I am being denied registration pointedly and purposefully by a DoS on my URL.  I wrote this note to the Contact for USLaw and sent it at 7:30 a.m on 11/7/09.

I completed the registration for USLaw several times. I used a different email address each time. Each time it told me that my email address was already in use. This is a lie. The site said that everyone is welcome to register. I want you to please get in touch with me immediately and tell me why I am excluded from "everyone."

Mary Neal

Is everyone in on The Cochran Firm Fraud?     http://WrongfulDeathOfLarryNeal.com 
Is everyone in the legal community and mainstream media a prison investor?

My being denied registration at USLaw is not unlike what happened to minority children from Creative Steps, Inc. summer camp program when they showed up at Valley Swim Club in Pennsylvania in June.  Creative Steps had completed the necessary steps for membership, but upon Valley Swim Club learning who the new members were who would be using their facilities, Creative Steps, Inc. was rejected.  I wrote about that at this article: 

Steps Toward Justice Hub3    http://hubpages.com/hub/StepsTowardJusticeHub3
 
It is unacceptable, unethical, illegal, and actionable to hold out a service as being "public" and deny membership to certain persons without a legally valid reason, i.e., a prior member who violated rules.

I hope USLaw.com will address this.  If someone is controlling the registration process from outside, USLaw needs to seal the security breach and let me know I can register for its free service for "everyone."  I know cyberstalkers control my own PC through remote access.  They prevent me browsing to certain sites (i.e., African American groups and prisoner activists organizations).  The censorship force also edits my online posts, like they did in the two-minute video at YouTube called "PRISON LABOR PROFITS" - http://www.youtube.watch/?v=icRD77mugaI - But the DoS had to come from USLaw's system, not mine.  Hopefully all legal services are not a party to THE COCHRAN FIRM FRAUD.   Legal referral services should be ashamed to refer that firm to people.  The ONLY reason my family being defrauded by The Cochran Firm is not in their record with the State Bars is because the Bars let them off - not because they don't deserve censure.  The Georgia Bar would not even send me a form to file a complaint - didn't want to hear anything bad about The Cochran Firm.  I had to write the governor, and he had the State attorney general make the Georgia Bar send me the complaint form.  What kind of mess is that?  I didn't even bother to fill it out YET because the Bar obviously does not care what The Cochran Firm does.  The Tennessee Bar did take the complaint, got the evidence not only that The Cochran Firm defrauded my family to protect a murderous jail, but much more.  People are not supposed to reveal what happens in Bar complaint cases, and since WE ARE SUING THEM AGAIN, I will not reveal to you what happened.  But it was as crooked as a law firm being allowed to swear in court that it does not exist.  Just as crooked, and almost laughable.  You will not find our complaint with BBB, because BBB flat refused to take any complaint against The Cochran Firm.  Johnnie Cochran is dead, but if he knew how his name is being misued, he would complain, himself.  Google for Shawn Holley's interview at NPR.  She was a Cochran Firm attorney for 17 years, but reports that when Johnnie Cochran died, the new partners he contracted with shortly before death embarked on a program of giving substandard services to minority clients DELIBERATELY.  I read that The Cochran Firm rebutted Ms. Holley, saying she had no evidence about dissatisfied clients.  That is another lie. 

I worked with attorneys for almost two decades.  The people I worked with seemed so decent and honest toward their clients that I never understood what all the lawyer jokes were about until being deceived by The Cochran Firm to protect the jail where Larry Neal was secretly arrested for 18 days and died, while police denied having him under arrest.  Unfortunately, the legal community seems convinced that if they ignore Larry's murder, it will go away.  Even the DOJ (more lawyers) refuse to obey the law and release Larry Neal's records and investigate how police killed him.  He does not count as much as Michael Vick's dogs, being a black man and handicapped, too.  Yes, some lawyers are acting very peculiar lately - and I suppose legal services like USLaw.com are following suit.  For instance, the Cochran Firm has gone from "If the glove doesn't fit . . . " to this slogan:  "If you have no defense, just say you don't exist!"  To top it off, I am stalked online and in person for knowing about The Cochran Firm fraud. People need to hire more stalkers to cover all the people who know.  It is the most non-secret secret anyone could imagine.
 
Mary Neal
http://wrongfuldeathoflarryneal.com/

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Prison Biz News: Compassionate Release v. Prison Hospitals

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U.N.I.O.N. FAMILIES SEEKING COMPASSIONATE RELEASE
Sick, elderly, and dying prisoners will be transferred to new prison hospitals at staggering costs,
not home for family care. Nothing personal, just business.

Photograph by Photojournalist and Columnist, Rev. Dr. B. Cayenne Bird, Director of
Unified for No Injustice Oppression or Neglect (U.N.I.O.N.) at http://www.1union1.com/

COMPASSIONATE  RELEASE is an overlooked opportunity to reduce prison costs.  Prison populations include many inmates who are elderly and chronically ill.  The number of geriatric prisoners between ages 65 to 100 is large and growing due to tough sentencing laws.  Plenty of inmates who are elderly or chronically ill have loving families who would gladly care for them such as those pictured at the protest above.  Elderly, physically sick and dying inmates pose absolutely no threat to society, but pleas for compassionate release are seldom granted.  Inmates housed in prison hospitals, on death row, or in solitary confinement cells (such as acute mental patients often are) cost taxpayers significantly more per year per inmate than prisoners in the general prison population. 

Families have little hope of being granted compassionate release based on what happened in the story at the link below. In September 2008, compassionate release was denied for Jackson Phaysaleum, who was brain dead in Stockton, a California correctional facility. San Joaquin County Deputy District Attorney Thomas Testa opposed the release, although it was definitely not "cheaper to keep him."

Brain Dead Inmate Denied Early Release

http://www.nowpublic.com/health/brain-dead-inmate-denied-early-release

Reasonable, cost-saving solutions to prison overcrowding that would reduce the prison budget without a negative impact on public safety include compassionate release for the aged and infirmed, plus inpatient and outpatient psychiatric care for mentally ill offenders (depending on their offenses and ability to survive outside of a controlled environment). The alternative is that the nation's prisons will soon become nursing homes and hospitals with armed guards instead of orderlies - at a significantly higher price tag to taxpayers. 

An example of where criminalizing mental illness and the "tough on crime" mandatory sentencing and three-strikes laws have led is below. Mostly indigent psychiatric patients who were denied timely mental health care and aging and dying California prisoners will soon have a new abode.  Two state prison medical centers are being planned for the area southeast of Stockton in California.

Below is an excerpt from "Give us your convicted, your sick, your jailed masses in need of health care," by Donald W. Blount. 

The first center is a 1.2 million-square-foot sub-acute medical and mental health care facility at the site of the Karl Holton Youth Correctional Facility that would open in 2011 if it continues as planned. The $1.1 billion facility would have space for 1,734 convicts, including some from maximum-security prisons and mentally ill sex offenders.

The second center, just revealed locally Friday, would house an additional 1,133 prisoners at the site of a the former DeWitt Nelson Youth Correctional Facility at a cost of $150 million.

That's a total of 2,867 prisoners who would call San Joaquin County home away from home.

J. Clark Kelso, the federal court appointed prison health care receiver tasked with improving the state prisons' health care system, selected those sites as part of a scaled-down version of an $8 billion plan to build seven hospitals throughout the state for 10,000 inmates. Of course, the state's budget woes put the kibosh on that.

[There will be approximately] 1,200 jobs and $85 million in annual salaries to doctors, nurses and correctional officers.

Overall, a report by Kelso says Stockton stands directly to gain 2,800 new jobs paying a combined $676 million annually in above-average salaries. It could support an additional 6,900 jobs, creating $1.1 billion worth of economic activity.

The entire article is accessible at the link:
http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20091102/A_NEWS0804/911020314/-1/NEWSMAP#STS=g1k9f9wt.hh9

Many in the new prison hospitals will include hospice patients and the mentally ill.  There is such a thing as "compassionate release."  It would appear that only wealthy people qualify for compassionate release under the standard outlined below. 

Compassionate Release Law

By Pauline Go
http://ezinearticles.com/?Compassionate-Release-Law&id=1017149

According to the compassionate release law, a prisoner can be granted early release from the prison on special grounds such as due to child-birth or due to a terminal illness, etc. Even old and disabled prisoners or those prisoners suffering from debilitating diseases like AIDS can be released early from the prison on compassionate grounds. However, the compassionate release of a prisoner is difficult to get sanctioned and requires the fulfillment of strict eligibility requirements.

The individual must be in a position to prove that he is really suffering from a debilitating disease or a terminal illness and has got only six months to live at the most. The person must also show that there is a private nursing home, hospital, or medical institute where he will receive appropriate and adequate medical care once he is released from the prison. The individual needs to confirm that his immediate family members or relatives have ample supply of funds to cater to his medical needs. The individual must also assure and convince the Department of Corrections that even if he manages to survive beyond the predicted 6 months period, he will not violate the law or will not pose any harm to the society.

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Cost-saving Relief for Prison Budget Woes

(1) Release inmates who are age 70 or above and have served at least 10 years of their sentences for violent crimes. Inmates who meet that age requirement and were convicted for non-violent crimes should be paroled with supervision with less or no restriction on time served;

(2) Compassionate release for infirmed and bedridden inmates, and others who pose no threat to society due to debilitating health and/or physical disabilities, i.e., blind inmates and amputees, etc.;

(3) Repeal the death penalty.  Each death row inmate costs the state approximately $90,000 per year over and above the cost of a prisoner in a maximum security prison.  The answer is not to kill condemned people sooner, since the majority of inmates who were found to be innocent of crimes for which they were convicted had been incarcerated for more than a decade.  Speedier executions would only result in more wrongful executions.

(4) Transfer violent mentally ill offenders to secure mental hospitals to serve their sentences, and disallow early release; and

(5) Release non-violent mentally ill offenders under assisted outpatient treatment programs (AOTs), like Kendra's Law and Laura's Law. Many mentally ill people use street drugs and alcohol to self-treat and land in prison. This often happens because of the deficit in community psychiatric treatment or due to a condition called "anosognosia," which prevents victims from realizing their own mental health problems. AOTs combine court-ordered psychiatric treatment and subsistence assistance for outpatients.

AOT participants experience up to 97% reduction in homelessness, arrests, hospitalizations, and incarceration. AOT programs promote community safety and restore mentally ill offenders to wholesome lifestyles simply because the choice of whether or not to treat their mental illness is removed from offenders exiting prisons and hospitals. This is significantly less expensive than imprisoning people for being sick. Most mentally ill offenders who are currently released from prison without mandates to continue psychiatric care and without provisions for their basic housing and nutrition wind up being re-arrested within a short time, sometimes after violent crimes. The revolving door to prisons is very expensive and dangerous for psychiatric patients, their families, and society at large.

Please see this silent video by U.N.I.O.N., called "The Purpose of Prisons is to Punish Sick People."  (Drag the slider over to 29 seconds to start the video.)


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U.N.I.O.N. does excellent advocacy work for prison reform in California and is a model for prisoner activists nationwide.  U.N.I.O.N.'s Director, Dr. Bird, states, " It's time to Get Smart on Crime and leave retribution techniques from the dark ages behind!"

The cost of imprisoning mentally ill offenders is comparable to or more expensive than the cost of hospitalization in regular inpatient facilities.  Imprisonment does not negate the necessity of psychiatric treatment, but rather, it adds certain costs associated with incarceration. There are some mentally ill offenders serving life sentences for offenses done while treatment for their psychiatric disorders was withheld due to restraints on enforced treatment. Timely psychiatric intervention is often withheld under strict guidelines necessitating that mental patients prove to be a danger to self and others. The required proof usually comes in the form of a mental patient Tasered or shot to death during a lunacy arrest, or when a member of the mental patient's family or community is injured or killed by a sick person who was denied psychiatric treatment. Tragedies also occur when sick persons are released too soon from inpatient facilities, usually with little or no provisions for their subsistence and continued psychiatric care.

Disallowing psychiatrists the right to grant early release for mentally ill offenders as stated at number (4) above is important because mental health facilities have released dangerous patients into society who would have remained hospitalized if doctors did not have the right to authorize early release after crimes.  Frequently, released psychiatric patients commit crimes ranging from simple vagrancy to murder, like 32-year-old Na Yong Pak, a woman who was released from a mental health facility in Georgia despite her family's protests and promptly murdered her mom - burned her to death. http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/gwinnett/stories/2009/02/11/burned_woman_mental.html

Numerous other early releases by psychiatrists that resulted in tragedy.  Perhaps hospitals rush to release "nearly stable" patients because of budget restrictions.  The same money or less than is used to imprison Na Yong Pak for murder should have gone to her inpatient treatment, and her mom would still be alive.  She would not be brought back to reality with psychiatric treatment while incarcerated to get her trial-ready (as happens to some psychiatric offenders) and discover the horrible thing she was allowed to do.

The same thing happened in Florida on December 26 2008, when one mentally ill homeless man murdered another.  The victim was a homeless veteran who apparently suffered from PTSD.  Both men reportedly had substance abuse issues, as is common among acute mental patients. Sedreck Singleton murdered Todd Hill in broad daylight as Hill slept on a park bench.  Singleton was arrested for two separate batteries during 2007, and the judge rightly ordered him to a mental hospital instead of prison due to Singleton's long psychiatric history and obvious condition.  Unfortunately, the hospital did not keep him but six months.  Singleton was released, and he killed his roommate at the care home where he lived and then the sleeping veteran, Hill.  Making inpatient treatment accessible saves lives and money.  If Singleton had been sentenced to the hospital for the term he would have had to serve in prison for the two batteries, he could not have killed his roommate or the former marine.

Contact your representatives and support AOTs, repeal the death penalty, and pass H.R. 619.  Rep. Eddie Johnson (D-TX) introduced H.R. 619 to resume Medicaid insurance for inpatient hospital care.  Removal of that insurance source accounted for hospital closings that began in the 60's and continue today.  Closing mental hospitals and reducing funding for community care saved taxpayers no money.  Instead, people like Singleton, Yong Pak, and patients who were killed by officers during lunacy arrests needed treatment, but were deprived of same until proving to be dangerous to self and others. 

Email your representatives at this link:  www.house.gov/writerep/

Email your governors:  www.usa.gov/Contact/Governors.shtml  



THE PLAN


The decision to "deinstitutionalize mental patients" and close large numbers of inpatient facilities while seriously restricting non-consentual treatment was championed by many humanitarians in the 1960s and 70s because of concern for institutionalized persons.  With inadequate community care and subsistence provisions and roadblocks on non-consentual treatment for patients in crisis, it simply did not work.  Ultimately, patients were simply shifted from the health care system to the prison system, and no one benefited but prison investors.  This I call THE PLAN.

I communicated recently with a grieving mother whose bipolar son had just committed suicide. Her pleas to his mental health workers that he be admitted as an inpatient had been repeatedly denied, although he met his state's criteria for inpatient treatment. She reported that on her son's psychiatric records was a statement, "It is only a matter of time before he commits a crime worthy of going to prison." I told her that what she saw was the PLAN:  Withhold psychiatric care and preserve mentally ill people for prison in order to benefit prison investments. 

The same PLAN was applied on a smaller scale by Pennsylvania judges who interrupted funding for public juvenile facilities in their area, forcing closures.  They channeled young offenders into private juvenile facilities in exchange for $2.6 million in kickbacks. Around 6,000 children were affected.  When the PLAN was applied nationwide several decades ago to close mental hospital and reduce community care opportunities, 1.25 million mentally ill people wound up imprisoned since their "deinstitutionalization." In the 1960's and 70's, chronic mental patients were actually trans-institutionalized from hospitals to prisons - a more cruel environment that added to their distress, where their mental health needs are frequently ignored.

The restrictions against enforced treatment without proof (drastic proof) of danger to self and others sealed the deal. Mentally ill people are left largely defenseless against future imprisonment. Even when people with acute psychiatric problems do prove they are dangerous to self and others, they are rarely hospitalized, but imprisoned. If mentally ill offenders are lucky, they may get to go to expensive new prison hospitals like Californians are building to warehouse old, sick, and dying inmates.
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Limiting job and recreation programs for the youth in society also accomplishes the PLAN's purpose.  Healthy young people are useful in prison work projects, so then they have a job - but without minimum wage restrictions and benefits.  Taxpayers still pay for prison laborers' internment, and many of the products manufactured in prisons are sold in interstate trade.  Additionally, inmates make everything soldiers wear and their canteens and tents.  That is probably why early release programs to relieve prison overcrowding are more apt to release murderers and sex offenders who are over 50 than 20-year-olds who were incarcerated for nonviolent offenses.

Prison reform is needed, and it is already happening.  Progress is being made. Treatment Advocacy Center reports that New Jersey significantly reformed its mental illness treatment law on August 11th when Governor Corzine signed Senate Bill 735 into law. See more progress reports at my HubPages articles: Steps Toward Justice at this link: www.hubpages.com/profile/Mary+Neal

I am pleased to report that Jesus believes in compassionate release for the reformed among us. That is why He came. Also, He healed the sick; He did not punish them for having health conditions as is done in our names to our mentally ill family members and neighbors. More than inmates need to repent - the prison system itself needs to CHANGE. Compassionate releases for elderly, chronically ill, or handicapped inmates plus improved mental health care (on an inpatient and outpatient basis) are humane, cost-saving approaches to prison overcrowding that should not be overlooked.  Mercy is righteous.
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And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?~Luke 6:46
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For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.~Matthew 6:14-15

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My appreciation to Dr. Bird for allowing me to use his photograph of U.N.I.O.N. members requesting compassionate release for their sick, imprisoned loved ones.  Dr. Bird's email address is Rightor1@aol.com
and mailing address is:  B. Cayenne Bird, P.O. Box 340371, Sacramento, Ca. 95834.  U.N.I.O.N.'s website link is http://www.1union1.com/

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Approximately 1.25 million inmates have mental illness to various degrees.  Acute mental patients do not usually vote, but their family members and friends do.  It is time for differently abled people and their families to overcome the stigma attached to mental and emotional issues and insist on participating in decision-making about mental health laws and policies that significantly impact their lives. Families and friends of the incarcerated mentally ill and others who care about this human rights issue should harness their collective strength as voters to decriminalize mental illness. America must dispense with 14th century answers to a health condition that 1 in 5 Americans has to some degree.  Please visit AIMI online at the link below.
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Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill (AIMI)
http://www.Care2.com/c2c/group/AIMI

Mary Neal
http://wrongfuldeathoflarryneal.com/

Google "Mary Neal Google Profile" for additional information and links to more of my articles, most of which deal with various justice issues from this laywoman's standpoint - link: http://www.google.com/profiles/MaryLovesJustice




Jail is the last thing that mental patients need, and too often it is the very last thing they experience.  Join in our efforts to decriminalize mental illness.  No one deserves to be punished for having a disability.

Thanks for your interest!