Friday, December 19, 2014

Journalists React: Rev. Pinkney Sentenced


On December 15, 2014, Rev. Edward Pinkney was sentenced to serve from 2.5 to 10 years in prison. He was convicted by an all white jury of election fraud in connection with the successful petition to recall Mayor Hightower, of Benton Harbor, Michigan. Mayor Hightower is perceived by the signatories on the petition as an official who represents corporate interests rather than the interests of his constituents. Americans have the legal right to elect and recall public officials, but exercising the right of recall might get activists arrested.

Below are excerpts from four news articles about Pinkney's trial and prison sentence.

(ATLANTA BLACK STAR) Pinkney’s supporters say altering a petition document should have been a misdemeanor offense, not a felony—and there was no evidence to support the charge because no signatures were forged and all signatories testified that they signed willingly on the correct day.

During Pinkney’s trial, a forensics expert for the prosecution testified that there was no way to determine who changed the handful of dates. Still, the all-white jury accepted the prosecutor’s contention that no direct evidence was required; the prosecution told the jury they only had to “believe” that Pinkney was motivated to cheat and that he “could” have changed the dates while circulating the petitions.

“Rev. Pinkney was accused of writing and changing my date on a petition when, in fact, I wrote my own date and changed it after realizing I had put the wrong date down,” Mary Alice Adams, a Benton Harbor commissioner, said.

(TRUTHOUT) Pinkney is founder of BANCO, the Black Autonomy Network Community Organization, and is arguably the loudest, most outspoken activist in Benton Harbor, which fell under the dictatorship of emergency management in 2010. His organization holds spirited rallies and takes political action against what the group claims is rampant government-corporate collusion, police corruption, economic injustice, and a discriminatory - even "genocidal" - plan for gentrification of the city.

Witness after witness stood up to the prosecutor who put not only Pinkney on trial, but also his community organization, BANCO. The prosecutor hounded the witnesses to "confess" that somehow the dates were altered, and questioned if they were card-holding members of the BANCO organization. The scene held shadows of a McCarthy-era House Un-American Activities Committee witch-hunt.

"Here, Whirlpool controls not only Benton Harbor and the residents, but also the court system itself. They will do anything to crush you if you stand up to them. That's why it's so important to fight this. I'm going to fight them until the end. This is not just an attack on Rev. Pinkney. It's an attack on every single person that lives in Benton Harbor, in the state and around the country." - Rev. Edward Pinkney

(COUNTERPOINT) Overall more than 700 people signed the recall petitions most of which were validated by the local election commission. A date was set for the recall election.

Nonetheless, after Pinkney was indicted and placed under house arrest for several weeks, the recall election was cancelled by a local judge raising questions about the signatures. Yet later, another judge certified the petitions and authorized the recall election to proceed.

The local authorities in Berrien County challenged the election that was scheduled for November 4. The Michigan Court of Appeals then cancelled the recall elections again. Hightower remains in office and was called as a prosecution witness during the first day of the trial.

(VOICE OF DETROIT) Over the past decades, Whirlpool has shut down numerous plants in the city that once employed residents, and has been conducting a massive take-over of choice Benton Harbor land, including that surrounding the gorgeous Lake Michigan beach which is part of the public Jean Klock Park. 

“Mayor James Hightower . . . says the Whirlpool Corporation should not pay taxes – only the residents of the city of Benton Harbor should foot the bills,” the BANCO site says. “Whirlpool Corporation’s profit last year was more than ten billion dollars, and it paid no taxes to the city of Benton Harbor where the headquarters resides. Mayor James Hightower and the Whirlpool Corporation fought extremely hard [in Nov. 2013] to defeat the city income tax which would have provided $3.5 million dollars the very first year and every year after. Residents and those who work in the city would pay the income tax. Corporations would, too.”

[After the income tax did not pass] Hightower took out a $2.3 million loan to finance city expenses, pushing the economically-strapped city further into debt.

Whirlpool has put their brand new headquarters on riverfront property in Benton Harbor, and built a luxury golf course and residential development directly off the Klock Park beach.

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Rev. Pinkney met routinely with community organizers. See a Pontiac, Michigan man complain to Rev. Pinkney on film that his city is also being taken over for private corporate interests http://youtu.be/R-OI_6IFRf0

A United Front Radio Interview with Rev. Pinkney explores his historic fight against austerity in Benton Harbor at 
http://youtu.be/d73hQfgeY5o  Pinkney's two convictions by all-white juries are discussed in depth. The Berrien County Court reportedly received 130 letters in support of Rev. Pinkney. 

The entire world was shocked when water was shut off for thousands of Detroit households, and parents feared their children would be removed from their custody. 
RT - "Detroit's humanitarian crisis: thousands left without water"  http://youtu.be/lAT6DyuOFvk

With Benton Harbor more in debt than ever, under the loan arranged by Mayor Hightower, it is likely that more public land might be sold to pay the loan. Perhaps it will even be sold to Westinghouse, especially with Rev. Edward Pinkney out of the way. 

Michigan is under seize, and one of her most outspoken leaders for justice has just become a political prisoner. Perhaps Pinkney's conviction by an all-white jury and his sentencing without any evidence of criminal wrongdoing will warn other community leaders throughout America who oppose the marriage of government and Big Business and privatizing public lands and resources. Americans might even learn not to complain when multi-billion dollar corporations are excused from paying taxes.

See seven links below, five of which lead to the complete articles from which excerpts herein were provided. Visit also Rev. Pinkney Blogtalkradio page at Facebook for updates and his website, B.H.Banco.org.

Atlanta Black Star
TruthOut 
TruthOut
Voice of Detroit

Photo from People's Tribune Radio page at Facebook

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving Prayer from Leonard Peltier


Greetings my Relatives, Friends, & Supporters:

I was thinking about the national holiday “ Thanksgiving” the other day. I won’t even go into what a horrible shame this American holiday is based on. Instead, I will just let it remind me of the common bond I have with all my brothers and sisters of the Earth. Even if Thanksgiving, the holiday, is based on an incorrect portrayal of history. The concept of being Thankful, is a universal truth. I mean, lets face it, being thankful/grateful has been part of Indian Nations much longer than the invention of a holiday.

I admit there are days in here when I find it very hard to be thankful, but it does not take much to bring it back for me. Most days, I get cards and letters from people all over the world, sometimes I can even smell the soil, the pines, and sometimes even fry bread in the paper that is sent to me. I hear stories of your lives, your troubles, your children, your jobs. oh there is some word for what I am trying to say but I don’t remember it, but I get a sense of life through all of you, and I am thankful for that. I often want to reach out and help you sometimes. I would love to come work on your cars or help you build sweat lodge, or even just mow the lawn. I miss helping people and I hate asking for help, which it seems, is all I do.

In here, I am able to focus on the simple things in life. You have no idea how cool it is to just get a new pair of socks. In the last few months I have really been feeling my age, and I am so very thankful for all the support you have all given me. I won’t lie, it has been a rough time lately, but I am hopeful that is changing.

My people have always had a deep and connected relationship with the Sun, and I realized the other day just how much I miss the Sun. When I had the Sun’s light upon me, I felt stronger. These walls hold out the Sun’s energy, and it weakens me.

When you miss something, it is easier to be thankful for things you do have.

My friend and Spiritual adviser, Lenny Foster, visited me recently, and he reminded me of some basic things I have to be thankful for. I have watched him age over all these years too, and I am thankful for him and his wisdom. He sang with me and prayed with me, and I felt a bit of the Sun again.

I guess my point is, that we can find the things we need in places we may not expect.

I can always pray, this can never be taken away from me, and through that prayer, I can keep the Sun and hope alive.

And so, on this day, “ Thanksgiving” I will choose to be thankful and not to celebrate tyranny.

I also want to pray with and for you.

I pray for each and every one of you, whether you support me or you do not.

I pray that your lives will be full of meaning and you will find new ways to learn.

I pray for your strength and that you will always stand up for the things you know are right.

I pray that each one of you will find a way to protect our Mother Earth, she is crying out for us to hear her.

I pray that you will listen to you inner wisdom and let it guide you to make choices that will help each other, and that you will be examples for those still learning their way in this life.

I pray that you will be present with the moments you have, enjoy the simple things in life— like the Sun, The Dirt, The Air, The Water, and that you would protect them as you would your own children.

I pray that you will look for opportunities to lift up your sisters and brothers and not to bring them down.

I pray that you will grow and enjoy good natural foods.

I pray for you to savor the attention of your loved ones.

I pray for you to build productive bridges of peace with those you oppose.

I pray that when others make bad choices you help them find positive solutions.

I pray for understanding in times of misunderstanding…….

And yes, I pray very deeply and honestly that I can go home for a little while before I cross over to the Spirit World.

I am with you always, and I feel your prayers too. I am always grateful for your support, your love, your friendship, your letters and the contact you give me with LIFE.

It is harder for me to physically see well enough to write letters these days, so please forgive me if I don’t write you back. It is not that I don’t want to. Know that I am often sitting and thinking of you, and being thankful for all of you.

Your old, thankful friend, and brother.

In the Spirit of Crazy Horse,
Leonard Peltier

Mitakuye Oyasin!

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Release Pot Smokers Wherever Marijuana Is Legal


Do states that legalize marijuana also dismiss pending criminal charges against people caught with small amounts of marijuana and exonerate prisoners who were already sentenced on such charges? Does the system force taxpayers to pay billions per year to warehouse marijuana users after such usage has been decriminalized in their states?

The states that legalize marijuana should also expunge criminal records of those whose actions have now been made legal, and return to their parents any children who are in foster care because of parents' illegal marijuana use. To legalize marijuana is to admit it never deserved to be in the War on Drugs in the first place. Our #taxpayers deserve relief.

If Americans ever get as angry about prison profiteering, which costs taxpayers over $100 billion annually, as some are about government subsistence programs for poor people, we might create a more just society. Prison investors among lawmakers, sheriffs, judges, and justice department personnel should be made to divest or resign. Instead, their conflicts of interest continue and so does America's high prison rate. Taxpayers currently pay billions of dollars every year to "protect society" from recreational marijuana users.

The USA has senior citizens serving life sentences over pot, according to the article below from AlterNet
http://www.alternet.org/drugs/these-senior-citizens-are-serving-life-prison-over-pot

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Webcast: UN Torture Review of USA Nov. 12 and 13

By: UN Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR)

GENEVA, Nov. 6, 2014 - The UN Committee against Torture is due to review the USA on 12 and 13 November in sessions that will be webcast live.

The USA is one of the 156 States parties to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment and is required to undergo regular examinations of its record before the Committee of 10 independent experts. The Committee will engage in a dialogue with the US government delegation and also hear from NGOs.

Public sessions: 10:00-12:00 (04:00-06:00 EST) on 12 November, 15:00-18:00 (09:00-12:00 EST) on 13 November
Venue: Room XVII, Palais des Nations, Geneva. Live webcast:
http://www.treatybodywebcast.org/.

Among the possible issues to be discussed: extraterritorial application of the Convention; CIA’s secret detention, extraordinary rendition and interrogation programme; Guantanamo Bay detainees held indefinitely without charge or trial; investigation and prosecution of those responsible for torture or ill-treatment of detainees; immigration enforcement abuses; death penalty, alleged administration of untested lethal drugs; police brutality; prolonged solitary confinement; protection of prisoners against violence; sexual violence in US military.

Further information and the USA’s report are available at:
The Committee will publish its concluding observations here on Friday 28 November.

A news conference is scheduled for Friday 28 November at 14:00 at Palais des Nations in Geneva when the Committee will discuss its concluding observations on the USA and the other countries being reviewed – Sweden, Ukraine, Venezuela, Australia, Burundi, Croatia, and Kazakhstan.

To learn more about the Committee against Torture, please visit: 
http://www.ohchr.org/en/hrbodies/cat/pages/catindex.aspx

"Human Rights for Prisoners March" supporters are interested in discussions regarding lethal injection and killing condemned people in America with untested lethal drugs (or by any other method), executions of people with mental illness or serious retardation (I.Q. scores at 70 or below), prisoner torture, including long-term solitary confinement, prison sexual assaults, abuse and imprisonment of immigrants, and police brutality.  

Members and friends of Human Rights for Prisoners March and Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill ("AIMI") are asked to watch the United Nations webcasts. You are invited to discuss them during broadcasts on "Human Rights Demand" channel on Nov. 12 and 13 (the time will be announced here). AIMI plans an action in International Court in 2015 involving up to 100 claimants of (i) persons with mental illness and/or drug/alcohol addictions, and (ii) people who were victimized by mentally ill people and/or drug/alcohol addicts who were denied timely, appropriate treatment. We seek restitution for and/or relief from police brutality, prison torture, long-term homelessness, and other discrimination against mentally disabled people in the USA. Visit the blog AIMI-HumanRights for more information at
http://AIMI-HumanRights.blogspot.com

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Assisted Outpatient Treatment Replaces Jails

Enforced psychiatric treatment and subsistence assistance under assisted outpatient treatment programs (AOT) are preferable to imprisonment for mentally challenged people. My brother and many other sick people were and are tortured and murdered every year in jails and prisons throughout the country -- if sick people live through their lunacy arrests by paranoid, untrained cops.

Enforced treatment is not needed for people who are able to manage their psychiatric conditions and stay out of jails and hospitals. However, statistics proved that AOT programs would reduce recidivism for the nation's 1.25 million mentally ill inmates, save lives, reduce homelessness, and restore many people to wholesome living.

AOT programs cost significantly less than incarceration. Consider that each inmate in New York costs taxpayers $168,000 per year to warehouse. Private prisons began AFTER budgets for America's most vulnerable people -- the mentally ill -- were cut, and they became inmates rather than inpatients and outpatients. Families throughout the country of all races are greatly traumatized when the injustice system captures and imprisons their sick relatives for behavior they could not control and breaking laws they did not understand. Only prison investors are happy about jails and prisons having become America's new mental hospitals. Mandatory AOT programs would shift most of the $80 billion+ annually that is presently going to the prison system back to psychiatric treatment and subsistence assistance.

Whereas sudden cessation of heart drugs can cause death, sudden cessation of psychiatric drugs can cause psychotic episodes that threaten not only mentally ill people but also their families and communities. I believe that most mentally ill inmates are on psychotropic drugs. To release them without a mandate for continuing their treatment under the care of a qualified mental health facility is dangerous for them and for society. To release mentally challenged inmates without provisions for their nutrition and housing is unethical and immoral - a setup for their return to prison or worse.

People who are beyond making rational decisions are disabled and deserve food and housing as well as appropriate medical and psychiatric treatment whether or not they agree. What are your thoughts on mandatory AOT programs for all mentally ill people upon prison and jail release?


Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill (AIMI) vs. USA re Mentally Illness in America

On the first Saturday and Sunday of each month, potential claimants for "AIMI vs. USA" meet in a phone conference to discuss our cases at 9am Pacific, 10am Mountain, 11am Central, and 12pm EDT. Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill (AIMI) plans to file an action in International Court on behalf of mentally ill and drug/alcohol addicts in America, demanding restitution for long-term homelessness, torture, and deaths. We also discuss AIMI's List of Suggested Changes for United Nations' directives to the USA to decriminalize mental illness and comply with the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment.

You can connect with the conference at FreeConferenceCall.com dial-in no. (605)562-0020, Meeting ID Code: 992-212-650. If that presents a problem, please hang up and dial the backup number (805)360-1075. You can also connect at Blogtalkradio: (347)857-3293. Everyone who is prevented from calling is requested to please dial Mary Neal's home number and report the unlawful interference at (770)879-5163. Freedom of speech and peaceful assembly are our rights.

Up to 100 mentally ill people and families will be claimants in "AIMI vs. USA," in International Court in 2015 to bring exposure to cruel and unusual treatment of persons with mental disabilities and addictions. Your participation is invited. Whether or not you wish to become a Claimant, you may have suggestions related to our List of Suggested Changes that will be presented to the UN.

Mental illness affects all Americans, whether directly or indirectly. Over half of the nation's prisoners are mentally ill. Our present prison costs are over $80billion per year. Nobody can be punished into a state of mental health. Treatment should replace punishment for mentally ill people and drug/alcohol addicts in the USA.

Paragraph 1 repeated: Enforced psychiatric treatment and subsistence assistance under assisted outpatient treatment programs (AOT) are preferable to imprisonment for mentally challenged people. My brother and many other sick people were and are tortured and murdered every year in jails and prisons throughout the country -- if sick people live through their lunacy arrests by paranoid, untrained cops.

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Sick, Naked Prisoners

“Then they also will answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?’ Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’ And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.” ~Matt. 25:44-46

You might have an enviable address
 on earth, but HERE is the address you will be judged by: prison.


How are inmates treated in your jails and prisons? Are innocent people's pleas for DNA tests or new trials ignored? Are people jailed for having mental illness? Are children tried and sentenced as adults? Are inmates killed with or without death sentences? Is there torture happening? Are inmates malnourished? Are they denied health care? Are visits constrained? Do they have adequate legal counsel? What have you done about these abuses? Here are your instructions:

Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction. Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy. ~Proverbs 31:8-9 (KJV)


Contact your government officials
http://www.usa.gov/Agencies.shtml

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Sunday, October 5, 2014

AIMI vs. USA in International Court for Mentally Ill Americans

Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill ("AIMI") plans an action in International Court to (i) win restitution for victims of human trafficking - people who were denied psychiatric and/or drug and alcohol treatment in order to enrich prison investors, (ii) win restitution for victims of mentally ill people and drug/alcohol addicts who were denied treatment, and (iii) help decriminalize mental illness and drug/alcohol addictions in the USA by demanding punitive damages for the failure of the United States, a United Nations member state, to adhere to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Convention Against Torture, and other international laws, treaties, and conventions regarding human rights, particularly the rights of individuals with health disabilities. The action will be filed in 2015 by an International Human Rights Lawyer.

Please note that AIMI vs. USA will only sue for monetary damages, not for release of prisoners or policy changes. AIMI believes that if enough money is paid by the United States to persons whose human rights are or were violated, policy changes will be a natural consequence of the international exposure and financial loss resulting from this lawsuit. Claimants are encouraged to continue using regular legal channels to seek prisoners' releases and humane incarcerations. AIMI will sue for monetary compensation to our claimants for pain and suffering. Generally, persons who have already settled monetary claims for personal injuries and deaths will be ineligible as claimants for AIMI vs. USA, but feel free to apply.

Potential claimants are invited to phone conferences on the first Saturday and Sunday mornings of each month, using the telephone numbers listed below.

Conferences begin at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time. You can connect with the conferences at Blogtalkradio by calling (347)857-3293. You can also connect to the claimants' conferences using our FreeConferenceCall dial-in number (605)562-0020, Meeting I.D. Code: 992-212-650. If that fails, the backup number is (805)360-1075. Learn more about this international action to win restitution for Claimants and change for America. If you experience problems connecting, call and report problems to the director, Mary Neal, at (770)879.5163. (Please note that 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time is 10:00 a.m. Mountain, 11:00 a.m. Central, and 12 noon Eastern.)

Most of our claimants have a close relative or next friend who has experienced or is experiencing long-term homelessness, brutality by community members or police officers or jail and prison guards, prison torture (including long-term solitary confinement) or wrongful death, especially under the color of law. Other acts of discrimination will be considered, such as the government's neglect to provide timely, appropriate psychiatric services or adequate special education services, as well as housing discrimination.


Tapes are available for listening any time. "AIMI vs. USA" has had EIGHT claimants conferences. They are scheduled for the first Saturday and Sunday of each month. Thank you for sharing.

1. AIMI vs. USA Claimants Conference Nov 2
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/humanrightsdemand/2014/11/02/aimi-vs-usa-claimants-conference-nov-2

Claimants: Brenda Anderson, Fred Hayes, Olga Garcia, and Jillian 

2. AIMI vs. USA Claimants Conference Nov 1

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/humanrightsdemand/2014/11/01/aimi-vs-usa-claimants-conference-nov-1

3. Hear stories of some plaintiffs in "AIMI vs. USA" in International Court 2015 regarding denial of human and civil rights for the mentally ill - October 5, 2014
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/humanrightsdemand/2014/10/05/aimi-vs-usa-in-international-court-2015--conference-5

4.  Interview with Joanna re housing discrimination - October 4, 2014
Today's guest discussed her federal housing discrimination and alleges that she received retribution through the Social Security Admn. when she complained against HUD regarding her illegal eviction. Our AIMI vs. USA in International Court 2015 conference incurred interference at FreeConferenceCall.com and was recorded at Blogtalkradio.

5.  My mother, Hattie Neal, joined AIMI vs. USA claimants, September 14, 2014
Hattie Neal, 91, asked the government to please tell her how Larry Neal was murdered after 18 days of secret arrest. She made this request during the last minutes of her interview on Human Rights Demand channel at Blogtalkradio on September 14, 2014.
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/humanrightsdemand/2014/09/14/human-rights-for-prisoners-march-w-hattie-neal-91-mom-of-larry-neal-deceased

6.  "AIMI vs. USA Plaintiffs Conference" September 13, 2014
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/humanrightsdemand/2014/09/13/aimi-vs-usa-claimants-conference

7. and 8.  "AIMI vs. USA" Plaintiff Conferences September 6 and 7, 2014
Hear conference calls by computer rss at
https://www.freeconferencecall.com/rss/podcast?id=6055620020:992212650

Some participants experienced trouble connecting with "AIMI vs. USA" phone conferences in September. If the interference continues, we will seek assistance from the United Nations. People with mental illness and drug/alcohol addictions are worth a great deal of money to prison investors in government; therefore, "AIMI vs. USA" is greatly feared. Taxpayers are billed over $80 billion per year for America's prison expenditures, and more than half of the inmates are mentally ill people. Another reason for censorship that most "AIMI vs. USA" Claimants reveal crimes against humanity that happened or are still happening to Americans with mental disabilities, including prisoner torture and wrongful deaths. These revelations are embarrassing. 


If you have difficulty joining the phone conferences, please email Mary Neal at MaryLovesJustice@gmail.com, and call (678)531.0262 or (571)335-1741. Title your email "AIMI vs. USA." You can also use the comment field of any article in 

"AIMI-HumanRights" blog at
http://aimi-humanrights.blogspot.com/ 
or Dog Justice for Mentally Ill blog at 
http://DogJusticeforHumanRights.blogspot.com/
Leave your email address and/or phone number, and AIMI contact you. 

Despite the illegal interference, this matter will go before to the International Court in 2015. Mentally ill people and drug/alcohol addicts who are poor or middle class deserve treatment, not torturous incarceration in long-term solitary confinement, denied visits and phone calls sometimes for years. We, the families and next friends of mentally ill people in the USA, will demand restitution for negligence, police brutality, prisoner torture, and wrongful deaths in the United Nations and request that body to mandate appropriate changes in the United States to respect the human rights of mentally ill persons, drug/alcohol dependent people, and their families. Up 100 families from both classes will be accepted. The closing date to enter "AIMI vs. USA" lawsuit in International Court will be in the summer of 2015, so please share this announcement. 


Change is happening. 

"Los Angeles to Offer Treatment Instead of Jail for Mentally Ill Offenders" 
http://www.treatmentadvocacycenter.org/about-us/our-blog/69-no-state/2637-los-angeles-to-offer-treatment-instead-of-jail-for-mentally-ill-offenders

Thank you for participating and being a change-maker. If your group or organization will help by making flyers available to your members about "AIMI vs. USA," please notify Mary Neal, who will mail them to you for your group meetings and public events. Please also share the link to AIMI vs. USA at
http://AIMI-HumanRights.blogspot.com

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Thank you for joining AIMI's fight to decriminalize mental illness in the 
United States of America.
Mary Neal, Director of Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill ("AIMI")
Phone: (678)531.0262 or (571)335-1741
Wrongful Death of Larry Neal 
MaryLovesJustice Articles and Radio Broadcasts
Mary Neal is also known as "MaryLovesJustice"

It would be illegal to keep a dog in a tight space 23 hours a day and gas or Taser him for barking. It would be illegal to put a dog in deadly restraint for control. That happens to mentally ill people routinely in the nation's correctional facilities. What happened to Larry Neal?


Mentally Ill Americans Need Dog Justice. Treat mental illness medically, not legally. Please advocate for your congresspersons to pass H.R.3717 - The "Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act." Try to elect people who support human rights and justice for all, not prison investors who have a conflict of interest in voting to decriminalize mental illness in the United States of America, an equal opportunity nation.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Eric Holder Resigns as Attorney General

Eric Holder Is Resigning. It is not known if CoIntelPro agents will be reassigned or keep their existing targets while a new AG is found and confirmed. Noteworthy work: 
(1) Won an appeal against Judge Forrest's order calling NDAA's Section 1021 unconstitutional. 

(2) Won an appeal to stop the Fair Sentencing Act from being applied retroactively for people overly sentenced under the 100:1 racist cocaine sentencing law. 

(3) Built hope in the Clemency Project 2014 but failed to authorize defense attorneys to participate, which was said to render the large clemency drive a dud. 

(4) Protected murderers in Shelby County, Tennessee who secretly arrested and killed mentally, physically disabled Larry Neal. Refused to investigate the government cover-up conspiracy and ignored requests to remove surveillance and interference against the Neals' communication. 

(5) Allegedly stopped a federal investigation regarding the deaths of black young men on SJSU campus, namely Gregory Johnson, Jr., a student who was killed in November 2008. His murder was called a suicide. Parents of Brenden Tiggs, the school's latest "suicide," filed a lawsuit in 2014.

(6) Was instrumental in fighting New York's racist Stop & Frisk program and Mississippi's "school to prison" pipeline.

(7) During Holder's tenure, the DOJ certified assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) programs (which provide subsistence assistance plus mandated psychiatric treatment).

(8) Holder spoke favorably about removing the federal mandatory minimum sentencing for certain offenses.

If you have comments regarding Holder's six years as AG, please add them in the comment field below.

Before Mr. Holder goes, he will help the Department of Justice launch a new program today in partnership with the White House, the Department of Homeland Security, and the National Counterterrorism Center that will train "community leaders" like teachers and social workers to monitor their communities for signs of radicalization. If the trainees think they have observed burgeoning radicalism, they are to report the potentially radicalized person(s) to law enforcement so the government can intervene before any crime has been committed.

NOTE: Suppressing justice for African Americans killed during secret arrests or in predominately white colleges and universities may fall under the DOD or Homeland Security, in which case Holder's resignation will have no effect on the First Amendment violations, stalking, and terrorism. In fact, black families who ask about murders of family members by police or white elitists may be considered "radical" and unacceptably audacious. No clear definition of "radicalized" was given in the article announcing the new DOJ program.

Four(4) References (see them also in comment 1 below):
Eric Holder Resigning as Attorney General
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/26/us/politics/eric-holder-resigning-as-attorney-general.html
The DOJ to train community leaders to spot 'radicals'
http://theweek.com/speedreads/index/268143/speedreads-the-doj-to-train-community-leaders-to-spot-radicals
SJSU Deaths and Terrorism
http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/2014/02/sjsu-deaths-and-terrorism.html
Historic Clemency Drive a Dud
http://humanrightsforprisonersmarch.blogspot.com/2014/07/historic-clemency-drive-dud.html

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Georgia vs. Malik Davis, 17, in Child Killing


GEORGIA vs. MALIK DAVIS on "Human Rights for Prisoners March" show September 15, 2014, at 9pm EDT at Blogtalkradio. Malik Davis, 17, faces murder charges in the shooting death of 13-year-old Nizzear Rodriguez while the youngster slept at home in his own bed at 2:00am. Malik's mother raised serious questions about the police investigation during our previous two interviews. Friday was Malik's preliminary hearing date, and witnesses changed their stories - again. Nobody mentioned the JonBenét Ramsey-like moving of the dead child's body, which his family did in the approximate 10 hours between the boy's death and the time when police were called. Malik's prosecution is based solely on the witnesses' testimony, but their testimony changes continuously, according to Latasha, Malik's mother. Call-in to ask questions or comment at (818) 572-2947. Listen to the live show or the archived broadcast at your convenience by using the first of three links in this article:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/nnia1/2014/09/16/human-rights-for-prisoners-march

A previous interview with Latasha, Malik's mother, occurred on September 6, 2014.
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/nnia1/2014/09/07/georgia-vs-malik-davis-for-murder-of-nizzear-rodriguez

Malik's parents complained about the apparent one-sidedness of media reports as of September 2, 2014, the date of our first interview with Malik's mother. It is archived at Blogtalkradio on the HUMAN RIGHTS DEMAND channel (hear interview #2 on this tape):
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/humanrightsdemand/2014/09/02/human-rights-demand

For Latasha Montgomery, her son's preliminary hearing raised more questions than it answered. Latasha Montgomery asks the fourteen(14) questions below about the murder of Rodriguez:

1) A male witness claims he gave Malik a ride to Bruster Lake, the subdivision where Rodriguez lived. He claimed that Malik had a gun which he put on his leg. Malik's mother said her son would not ride with this witness anyplace, because he and Malik don't like each other. Where and what time was Malik supposedly picked up by this witness?

2) Ken Weeks, another witness, claims that he and a young woman were riding together in a car. He said he asked the driver to take him someplace, and the young woman allegedly said she had to pick up somebody. That somebody seems to have been Malik. Weeks also testified that he and Malik were supposed to go meet some women. So who really arranged to pick Malik up - was it the driver (who said she had to pick up someone) or was it Weeks? Since Weeks testified that he and Malik were planning to "get with some women," apparently, this was a prearranged engagement. When did Weeks and Malik plan to meet some women? Who are the women? Have any women testified that they had dates with Weeks and Malik? Have any phone records been checked to see if Weeks and Malik communicated that day or that week. The female driver also supposedly had a prearranged date to pick up Malik. Malik was not at home. At what point did Malik communicate with the driver to tell her from where to pick him up? Where did this couple supposedly pick up Malik? 

3) Was it not strange to Weeks and the young woman driving the car if Malik asked to stop at Rodriguez's home, as Weeks testified? Weeks then said the door was open at Rodriguez's house in a dangerous neighborhood at 2:00 a.m. and that he and Malik just waltzed in unannounced and uninvited. He claimed that Malik went upstairs, and Weeks heard a "boom." Then they left. What explanation did Malik supposedly give for the "boom" when he came back downstairs? Where did the threesome go when they left Rodriguez's home?

4) Two witnesses (an adult and a juvenile) claim to have seen Malik go into the backyard of the home where Roriguez lived around the time of Rodriguez's murder. They 
claim they saw Malik when they were walking down the street. How far away were these witnesses? At 1:00 a.m. or 2:00 a.m., it was dark, and Malik is dark-skinned. How could they discern Malik's features in the dark from a distance, since the street has no street lights? Why did these two witnesses not mention seeing Weeks with Malik and the two men emerging from a car driven by the female driver? They allegedly said they saw Malik go around to the back of Rodriguez's home "carrying a black bag" and not ever emerging from behind the house. The prosecutors' witnesses (the two walkers and Weeks) seem to be telling conflicting stories. Why is that?

5) Have cell phone records been checked to verify that any of the State's witnesses were actually in contact with Malik Davis on that fateful night?

6) Why did Rodriguez's family wait 10 hours to call police after he was fatally shot?

7) Why was Rodriguez's body moved by his family member from his bed and taken for a drive before police were called?

8) Where is the family's gun? Has it been checked for a possible ballistics match?

9) Why was Malik's cousin allowed in Rodriguez's bedroom with a detective after Rodriguez's room was considered a crime scene? Why was Malik's cousin allowed to retrieve the bullet shell and give it to the detective? When was the crime scene secured, if it ever was?

10) How did police determine that Rodriguez had been dead since 1:00 a.m. or 2:00 a.m. when police arrived that afternoon? 


11) Rodriguez's cousin admitted moving Rodriguez's body and taking it for a drive before calling police. Supposedly, Rodriguez's body was moved to the car and taken for a short drive because he was still alive at the time. If Rodriguez was considered to be still alive at the time his cousin moved his body, why had Rodriguez's grandmother already been called at work by a family member and told that Rodriguez was dead? What time did the grandmother get the call saying her grandson was dead? Have phone records been checked to collaborate that phone call or any phone calls to/from the home around the time of Rodriguez's murder and during the 10 hours before police were called?

12) Why was Rodriguez's father released from prison the day after his son's death despite having two more years to serve on his sentence?

13) Why has the autopsy report on Rodriguez not been completed yet?

14) What is the real motive behind Nizzear Rodriguez's murder, and who did it? This murder was initially reported to have been over a robbery. A Playstation gaming system was reported to have been stolen, but it was later found in the home. Where was the Playstation found? When was it moved, presumably from Rodriguez's room, and who had moved it?


National Network in Action (NNIA) advocates for thorough investigations, truth, and justice in criminal prosecution.
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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Marching to the U.N. for Prisoners' Rights


Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill ("AIMI") vs. USA in International Court re Crimes Against Humanity 

* Now gathering 100 cases of government abuse of mentally challenged Americans of all races to present a Complaint to the United Nations: rejection for treatment, long-term homelessness, hospital abuse, wrongful convictions, lengthy solitary confinement, police brutality, executions, and wrongful death cases. Call 678.531.0262 or Google Voice (571)335-1741. Email MaryLovesJustice@gmail.com. Title the email "AIMI v. USA."

* Also gathering 100 people victimized by mentally ill people or drug addicts who were denied treatment. If you were robbed, burglarized, assaulted, or had a relative who was killed by a mentally ill person or a drug/alcohol addict, please call us and email us.

* We will demand monetary damages for claimants plus changes in how America treats mental illness and substance abuse. Incarceration must be replaced with adequate, timely treatment and subsistence assistance.

Continue to call and email until you reach Mary Neal. The government may not want you to be included in this international Complaint against the USA. The U.N. provides that abuses by government agents (including police, judges, and other officials) can be levied against its member states. It may not matter if your case is beyond the statute of limitations set by U.S. law or if it was dismissed by corrupt courts. Hear more at "ASSISTANCE TO THE INCARCERATED MENTALLY ILL" Blogtalkradio shows Wednesdays at 9pm Pacific.

This international action is intended to (1) pay restitution to affected parties, (2) protect Americans who have mental disabilities and drug/alcohol dependencies, and (3) protect innocent people who suffered at the hands of untreated mentally ill persons or drug and/or alcohol addicts.

AIMI believes that people with mental illness and drug or alcohol addictions are deliberately left untreated to commit crimes that will excuse long prison sentences. This is done to enlarge our prison population. At least one-half of America's inmates are mentally ill (1.25 million), and over one-half of the victims of police violence are also mentally ill. Sixty percent of inmates in solitary confinement (SHU) are mentally ill. The entire private prison system was created and is sustained by criminalizing mental illness and drug/alcohol addictions. Mentally challenged and addicted people deserve treatment, not punishment.

"AIMI vs. USA" will be filed with the International Court in 2015. All Claimants' cases will be reviewed by the International Lawyer and those selected will be presented in the legal action for recovery of damages.

Phone conferences to join Claimants in "AIMI vs. USA" in International Court are held on the first weekend in every month at 9am Pacific time, 10am Mountain Time, 11am Central and 12 noon Eastern. Beginning dates were September 6 and September 7.
You can connect with the conference at FreeConference.com
Dial-in Number: (605) 562-0020 Meeting ID Code: 992-212-650
You can also connect with the conference at Blogtalkradio:
Phone: (347) 857-3293
Recordings of the conferences are saved online at RSS
https://www.freeconferencecall.com/rss/podcast?id=6055620020:992212650
Hear the most recent recording of AIMI's telephone conferences by dialing (605) 562-0029, Meeting ID Code: 992-212-650


We rely on YOU to notify people about this international Complaint, which we expect to file in the spring of 2015.

Mary Neal, a/k/a MaryLovesJustice
Director of Human Rights for Prisoners March
http://HumanRightsforPrisonersMarch.blogspot.com
Director of Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill (AIMI)

http://AIMI-HumanRights.blogspot.com
Director of Dog Justice for Mentally Ill
http://dogjusticeformentallyill.blogspot.com
Website: Wrongful Death of Larry Neal
http://WrongfulDeathOfLarryNeal.com
Email: MaryLovesJustice@gmail.com
(678)531.0262 or (571)335-1741 (voice or text)

Hear Human Rights for Prisoners March broadcasts Mondays, and Hear Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill broadcasts Wednesdays live or on tape at
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/nnia1
SEE ALSO "AIMI vs. USA - United Nations"
http://aimi-humanrights.blogspot.com/2014/08/aimi-vs-usa-united-nations.html

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Shannon Nyamodi, Another Wrongfully Convicted Black Man


AFTER TWO YEARS IN SOLITARY CONFINEMENT TORTURE WITH TRIAL DENIED, SHANNON NYAMODI PLEA BARGAINED. Officials moved Shannon Nyamodi from his solitary prison cell torture for a period of one month. He was moved by the NC DOC to another prison, where he was allowed to visit with his family, meet and talk with other inmates, make phone calls, and receive and send mail. Compared to what Shannon had endured for two years, from age 18 to 20, being an inmate in the general population at a prison where he had contact with other human beings and his family was a huge improvement. However, this too as a part of his torture meant to force the innocent young man into making a false confession.

Shannon Nyamodi wrote to his attorney, Maitri (Mike) Klinkosum, and fired him. He filed the letter with the court. He and his mother felt that their nightmare of apparent collusion between Klinkosum, the sheriff and the prosecutor was over. They believed that without Klinkosum acting as Nyamodi's attorney, they could finally get a new lawyer who would really work on Shannon's defense. But this was not to be. Shannon's exoneration through trial was never the plan.

After a month in the new facility, Shannon was suddenly moved back to Franklin County Jail without warning. He found himself right back in the solitary confinement cell and at the mercy of Sheriff Jerry Jones. Shannon knew about police arresting and brutalizing his mother. He knew all of the hard work Elizabeth Crudup had done to win his RIGHT to a fair trail. He also knew it had done no good. The young man was back in solitary in a cell where he had already spent two years in torture, denied a trial. Being SHOCKED by his removal back to the hole was the last straw.

Klinkosum ignored Shannon's letter of termination that had been filed with the court. He again went to Shannon's solitary jail cell at Franklin County Jail and again offered Shannon the opportunity to sign a plea deal. We may never know what was said to Shannon that night. We don't know if Shannon was threatened or if his family was threatened. Klinkosum had reportedly previously threatened Shannon, saying that if Shannon fired him, then he would work with the prosecutor and have Shannon sentenced to 30 years imprisonment. Shannon was basically a child with no knowledge of the legal process. His mother is a foreign-born woman without much knowledge of America's justice system. Other attorneys, although aware of what they endured, said they could not help until Klinkosum was off the case, and Klinkosum would not accept firing.

This time, whatever Klinkosum said to the tortured young man worked. Shannon Nyamodi apparently signed the plea bargain and was sentenced to 10 years for a crime he did not do. It took two years of torture in isolation, deprivation of phone, mail, and visiting privileges, and many sessions with his attorney, who worked against his interests. But the smartest thing North Carolina did was to remove Shannon from solitary torture for a month's period and let him see that "prison doesn't have to be all bad" like he had endured in solitary. Whoever thought of that, congratulations. You have saved the white youths who witnesses say they saw running from the robbery victim's home, and you now have another innocent black man imprisoned who North Carolina taxpayers will pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to incarcerate.

All it took to induce Shannon's plea bargain was denying Shannon Nyamodi's Sixth Amendment right to a speedy, fair, public trial by jury with competent legal counsel representing him while he was tortured in solitary confinement for two years. Shannon never got the opportunity to prove that he had not schemed with a white woman's daughter to shoot and rob her. He never got the chance to present evidence that he had never even corresponded with the woman's daughter or a white boy who claimed falsely that Shannon talked to him on Facebook about buying a gun. No jury would ever see the statement by a North Carolina investigator who examined Facebook records and found that there was no such correspondence and never had been. Shannon was not allowed to present witnesses who said they saw a white man running from the scene of the robbery. Shannon never got to finish his electrical training program or join the military, as he planned. The young black man is just another wrongfully convicted person in a country that has from 5,000 to 10,000 wrongful convictions a year that routinely denies defendants their constitutional rights to enslave them. Congratulations, officers of the court and justice officials. Your great grandfathers would be proud of you.

Paragraph 1 repeated: AFTER TWO YEARS IN SOLITARY CONFINEMENT TORTURE WITH TRIAL DENIED, SHANNON NYAMODI PLEA BARGAINED. Officials moved Shannon Nyamodi from his solitary prison cell torture for a period of one month. He was moved by the NC DOC to another prison, where he was allowed to visit with his family, meet and talk with other inmates, make phone calls, and receive and send mail. Compared to what Shannon had endured for two years, from age 18 to 20, being an inmate in the general population at a prison where he had contact with other human beings and his family was a huge improvement. However, this too as a part of his torture meant to force the innocent young man into making a false confession.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

No Confidence in the Justice Department

NSA, CIA, CoIntelPro, or whoever is censoring me today, please tell your bosses that IF they wanted people to believe the Justice Department will address Michael Brown's death fairly, they should have addressed the Wrongful Death of Larry Neal fairly instead of joining a RICO Act racketeering conspiracy, including censorship and persecution of his survivors to hide the secret arrest and murder of a mentally, physically disabled black man. 

We have NO CONFIDENCE in the Justice Department's intentions to act fairly to unarmed black youths or mentally ill people of all races who are gunned down like Brown was or interned for PRISON PROFITS, denied treatment, beaten, Tasered, pepper sprayed, and tossed in solitary confinement, if they are lucky. Many of them die at the hands of prison and jail guards who you employ and pay our tax dollars and keep employed without criminal charges even after their murders. Your record for upholding human rights of Americans is bad, and it is about to get a whole lot worse. http://WrongfulDeathofLarryNeal.com/

Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill and human rights lawyers are taking the denial of treatment, incarceration, brutality and murders of mentally ill Americans before the World Court. Hear about the plan at our August 12 broadcast
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/humanrightsdemand/2014/08/12/human-rights-demand-for-justice

The second half of the tape at the above link is about Memphis Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training - a national model that is sometimes ignored by Memphis Police Department to the detriment of persons with mental illness in that area. That is why a 19-year-old mentally ill youth was shot to death by police in 2012 in Memphis. See below an excerpt from "Memphis Body Count."


Memphis police officers shot and killed another black man. The most recent of six victims in 2012 was Christian Freeman, 19, a paranoid schizophrenic. He was killed on June 12, 2012, about 1:40 a.m. behind FedExForum near Fourth and Beale. Police claim Freeman charged at two officers with a knife and they shot him to death. That was Freeman's second encounter with police. He spent a month in a mental health ward after allegedly yelling and making obscene gestures at police officers in April 2012 at Fourth and Beale. Freeman's uncle in Texas, Todd Jones, said police should have tried to incapacitate and restrain Freeman rather than shooting him. Memphis Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) is used as a model for intervention services regarding arrests of mentally ill people in crisis, but Memphis police do not use it.
http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/2012/09/memphis-police-body-count.html 

During the radio broadcast at "Human Rights Demand," we discussed H.R.3717, AOT, and other changes needed regarding how serious mental illness is treated in America. Please refer all affected persons to AIMI for possible inclusion in the 100 cases that will be prepared for our Complaint to the World Court on behalf of mentally ill Americans, who can expect NO PROTECTION FROM PRISON INVESTORS IN THE U.S. JUSTICE DEPARTMENT.

While you decide which part of this article to censor, I will be on to something else. Blessings.

Paragraph 1 repeated (because the censorship staff often opens my articles on cellphone view after the first part, which they censor): NSA, CIA, CoIntelPro, or whoever is censoring me today, please tell your bosses that IF they wanted people to believe the Justice Department will address Michael Brown's death fairly, they should have addressed the Wrongful Death of Larry Neal fairly instead of joining a RICO Act racketeering conspiracy, including censorship and persecution of his survivors to hide the secret arrest and murder of a mentally, physically disabled black man. 
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across the Internet to demand respect for all people.
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