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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Kenneth Chamberlain's Family Files $21m Lawsuit

The family of Kenneth Chamberlain, Sr. has filed a $21m lawsuit for his wrongful death. In this article with four links are excerpts from The Guardian (UK) about another African American elder who was murdered by police. Police responded with Tasers and gunfire during their home invasion when the 68-year-old retired marine's medic alert went off in White Plains, NY in November 2011.



"Make no mistake, my father was murdered," Chamberlain Jr told reporters on Monday.

On November 19, Chamberlain, who had a serious heart condition, tripped a medical alert pendant he wore around his neck. The company that supplied the pendant dispatched an ambulance to his public housing complex. Three officers already facing claims for alleged civil rights abuses – Carelli included – also responded to the scene. A little over an hour after they arrived Chamberlain had been seared with a Taser, shot with bean bags fired from a shotgun and ultimately killed by a bullet that tore through his lungs.

In a phone call with the medical company recorded after the police arrived to his home, officers are heard banging on Chamberlain's window.

"Do not do that. I'm telling you all, I'm telling you all I'm OK," Chamberlain called out to the officers. A voice then responds: "I don't give a fuck, nigger."
(The link to The Guardian's entire report is below)


Press TV aired a video about the lawsuit at this link http://blacktalkradionetwork.com/video/police-face-lawsuit-in-death-of-us-marine-press-tv-news?xg_source=activity

African American elder Kathryn Johnston, 92, was murdered during a home invasion by Atlanta police officers in 2006. My mentally, physically handicapped brother, Larry Neal, was secretly arrested for 18 days and murdered in Memphis Shelby County Jail in August 2003 under circumstances the U.S. Department of Justice and the jail refuse to divulge in order to deny my family due process of law. Black women and children are being killed by police, also. Shantel Davis, a 23-year-old unarmed New Yorker, was shot and killed by police in June 2012. Most news accounts about Davis's death focus on her criminal record instead of her brutal murder by police. She was shot as witnesses heard her cry, "I don't want to die!" The government-controlled media focuses on Davis's background as though police have the right to execute Americans without judge or jury. Aiyana Jones, a seven-year-old African American child, was shot by Michigan police in May 2010. In addition to blacks, police brutalize and kill mentally ill people of every race and ethnicity. A recent murder victim was Kelly Thomas, a schizophrenic, homeless white man who was beaten to death by six officers in Fullerton, California. In February 2012, police in Calumet City shot and killed Stephon Watts, a 15-year-old Autistic boy, after the black child threatened them with a simple butter knife. He suffered from Asperger’s Syndrome — a high-functioning form of autism — and attention deficit disorder. Police superiors and the Department of Justice should have zero tolerance for police murders instead of helping to hide the bodies. The number of African Americans and mentally challenged people killed by police and prison guards since 2000 would probably fill the wall that commemorates fallen soldiers who died in Vietnam. Even black police officers are not safe from police murders. Genocide is happening, and concentration camps are planned. As it was in Nazi Germany, the main targets are disabled people and minorities along with "dissidents" (people who disapprove). But don't say I told you, or my assigned stalkers will destroy this computer, too.

Stalkers turned loose a large bulldog in our backyard as I wrote this article. Be careful. If we have to shoot your dog because it threatens our children or cats, the police will investigate and the media may report the incident. Dogs count much more than people in the USA. Although the cover-up regarding the secret arrest and wrongful death of Larry Neal is ongoing, killing your vicious dog may blow the cover off and open the door for the Neal family to finally get "DOG JUSTICE."


DOG JUSTICE


Too bad you weren't a dog, my brother
In my heart, I cried

Many more people would care about you
And wonder why you died

You had no spots or floppy ears

You never fetched a ball
Instead, you were a human being

But poor, black, and flawed

You died in jail for mental illness

I know down in my heart
Your death would be investigated
If only you could bark

Dog deaths get swift justice

Their abusers are sent to jail
Poor Mama would have closure now
If you'd had a wagging tail

But you were made in God's image
And some day, I have no doubt
The mentally ill and American dogs
Will have at least equal clout
~ by Mary Neal, all rights protected. Poem for Larry Neal and all dogged-out people in the injustice system.

Our condolences to the Chamberlains and every family suffering losses because of police violence, which has become a pandemic in African American communities throughout the country. We stand in solidarity with families of mentally ill people who the system considers expendable. Read the entire report from The Guardian about the Kenneth Chamberlain, Sr. murder at this link: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jul/02/marine-family-lawsuit-fatal-police-shooting?newsfeed=true
"Marine's Family Files $21m Lawsuit in Fatal Police Shooting"

Human rights article by Mary Neal, Director of Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill, http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/aimi
Website: Wrongful Death of Larry Neal http://WrongfulDeathOfLarryNeal.com

1 comment:

Mary Neal said...

May all the dogged out families with members who were brutalized or murdered with their homicides covered-up or called "justified" some day have DOG JUSTICE.

Stalkers turned loose a large bulldog in our backyard as I wrote this article. Be careful. If we have to shoot your dog because it threatens our children or cats, the police will investigate and the media may report the incident. Dogs count much more than people in the USA. Although the cover-up regarding the secret arrest and wrongful death of Larry Neal is ongoing, killing your vicious dog may blow the cover off and open the door for the Neal family to finally get "DOG JUSTICE."

DOG JUSTICE

Too bad you weren't a dog, my brother
In my heart, I cried
Many more people would care about you
And wonder why you died

You had no spots or floppy ears
You never fetched a ball
Instead, you were a human being
But poor, black, and flawed

You died in jail for mental illness
I know down in my heart
Your death would be investigated
If only you could bark

Dog deaths get swift justice
Their abusers are sent to jail
Poor Mama would have closure now
If you'd had a wagging tail

But you were made in God's image
And some day, I have no doubt
The mentally ill and American dogs
Will have at least equal clout

~ by Mary Neal, all rights protected. Poem for Larry Neal and all dogged-out people in the injustice system.