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Monday, March 28, 2011

Troy Davis' Appeal Rejected by U.S. Supreme Court

(30 paragraphs are below, 1 photo, 35 links. Please count. This is censored news. Extreme prejudice plus greed for the extra money taxpayers pay for death penalty trials and to warehouse death row inmates contributes to the determination to kill minorities and whites who lack wealth via execution, whether guilty or not.  Every anti-death penalty article I publish online is attacked. Thanks.)
  
1.  (2 links) The United States Supreme Court denied Troy Davis' Appeal.  Troy Davis' family and supporters and everyone who wants to end capital punishment in America or protest any other injustice should join the BOYCOTT 4 JUSTICE: No Shopping on the 9th of any month in 2011. Everyone who is fed up should join this peaceful protest against corporate greed and government misdeeds. Money matters to elitists. Keep yours every 9th. See information at this link if they let you: http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/boycott-4-justice-no-shopping-may-9.html   Unless the Georgia Pardons and Parole Board or Governor Deal intervenes, another innocent man will be executed.  The only thing preventing Davis' execution now is Georgia's lack of sodium thiopental, the anesthesia that is one of three shots administered for lethal injections.  Two Georgians were among several condemned Americans executed with faulty anesthesia within the past six months, and they died in agony.  Other countries are not allowed to engage in human rights abuses like the USA. See another article in this blog: "Libya, USA" at this link: 
http://marylovesjustice.blogspot.com/2011/03/libya-usa.html


2.  (1 link)  This article is intended to better acquaint the world with Georgia courts that tried and sentenced Davis and denied him a new trial before his peers numerous times.  Apparently, Davis is considered "immaterial" like my family was ruled by the United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia in 2009.  Although this ruling is on record, I am censored and stalked for telling people about it just as Davis is not allowed to talk about injustices he endures.  It seems highly unlikely that any black man's death and his family's pain and suffering is "material" in Georgia courts.  The State Legislature enacted a new law in 2006 giving courts the power to prevent a black youth's death by police from going before a jury although the former officer had been indicted on murder charges by the grand jury.  See "Corey Ward - Police and Cochran Firm Victim" at this link:  http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/2010/10/corey-ward-police-and-cochran-firm.html - Everyone indicted for murder has to stand trial by jury in Georgia except defendants judges choose to excuse.  Not only can wealthy people and police officers commit murder and escape capital punishment, but the new law provides that they do not even have to defend their actions before a jury.

3.  (1 link)  I empathize with Troy Davis and his supporters.  Georgia courts also denied my family a jury trial twice when we sued The (Johnnie) Cochran Firm for defrauding us to protect Memphis Shelby County Jail after my mentally, physically handicapped brother was secretly arrested for 18 days until his murder on August 1, 2003.  Google "Wrongful Death of Larry Neal."  Google "Cochran Firm Fraud."  See this link, also - http://WrongfulDeathOfLarryNeal.com - Mine is the first family this century to have a beloved relative secretly incarcerated, murdered, and returned to his mother as a naked corpse with all pleas for records, an inquest, federal investigation, and justice denied.  When the injustice system does not want plaintiffs or defendants to win a case on overwhelming evidence, they are denied jury trials where the matters will be decided by their peers rather than justice officials. 

4.  (2 links)  Unlike other inmates, Davis is under a gag order that prevents him from communicating with the press and the public about his innocence.  Amnesty International (AI) does a commendable job of defending Troy Davis and deserves gratitude and support from all people who care about human and civil rights. AI launched petitions to save Troy Davis, one of which is below in this blog and has resumed "Tuesdays for Troy Davis" protests in Atlanta. Cyberstalkers prevent my access to the petition, and they likely prevent other supporters from signing. Links to petitions against capital punishment are sometimes redirected and signatures are often prevented or covertly removed. See  "Internet Censorship American Style" -  http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/2010/07/internet-censorship-how-they-do-it.html   - Also, see my YouTube channel for videos capturing real-time cyberstalking used to prevent Americans, particularly minorities, from knowing about their defunct Constitutional rights such as "Prison Labor Profits" at this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icRD77mugaI

5.  Many dignitaries and world citizens joined Davis and his family in protesting his execution on unproved allegations that he murdered off-duty Savannah police officer Mark Allen MacPhail.  It is wrong to execute anyone, particularly in the absence of irrefutable evidence of guilt.  It is wrong to issue a gag order to prevent a human being from saying, "I am innocent.  Listen to my evidence.  Please help me."  Therefore, for years I have joined thousands of others in speaking for Troy Davis, a man who is not allowed to speak for himself. 

6.  Excerpts from the Associated Press (AP) report below are followed by links to articles I published to give voice to a voiceless, innocent man on death row.  A brief summary of events that led to Davis' wrongful conviction are presented in my "Background on the Troy Davis Case." Although Davis' case has been reviewed by officials in the injustice system several times, he was always denied a new jury trial in a state where 37 inmates are reportedly missing.  The missing prisoners led a nonviolent inmate worker strike in December 2010 hoping to win a more humane incarceration.  Links to their story are also provided below the AP report excerpts herein.

7.  Prison profiteering is a thriving industry in the USA at a time when other industires are declining.  Roughly 1 in 13 Georgians is a prisoner, parolee, or probationer - significantly higher than the national average.  Unless the missing 37 Georgia prisoners are "found," there may be more dead inmates like my mentally, physically handicapped brother, Larry, who was arrested numerous times because his loud singing and panhandling irritated police.  This is the risk unless more Americans, including human rights organizations, protest Guantanamo-style brutality to inmates inside U.S. correctional facilities.

8.  (1 link)  After Larry's secret death in a publicly-owned county jail that was already under overview by the United States Department of Justice (USDOJ) due to its long history of abusing inmates, the USDOJ and Shelby County Government officials colluded with The (Johnnie) Cochran Firm to cover-up Larry's murder.  The Cochran Firm contracted with my family as our wrongful death attorneys.  Johnnie Cochran was already suffering from a fatal brain tumor, and his firm embarked on a strange new program after his sickness and death to defraud its own clients, according to revelations by former Cochran Firm attorney Shawn Chapman Holley in her NPR interview at this link - Listen to "Controversy at Cochran Law Firm" http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=12171473


9.  (1 link)  Holley's allegations that ethical attorneys and most of Cochran's staff were forced out of the firm after his death because they refused to mistreat minority clients were proved by the way The Cochran Firm defrauded my family and others I report about in my blog - http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/ .  Immediately after Larry's death, The Cochran Firm signed contract with the Neal family under a secret conflict of interest: The managing partner of The Cochran Firm's Memphis office was himself a Shelby County Commissioner and liable for the jail violating its Agreement with the USA regarding inmate intake procedures, care for sick and disabled inmates, and mandatory fatality reports.  The firm held the Neals' lawsuits regarding Larry Neal's negligence and murder under yet undisclosed circumstances out of court by secretly withholding all legal work which the firm lied and said was underway for 10.5 months of Tennessee's 12-month statute of limitations.  That was done to shield the jail from the Neals' lawsuit, federal investigation, and public outrage.  Both Shelby County Government and USDOJ continue to refuse to release records under federal subpoena or the Freedom of Information Act.  Only "slave class" people like Troy Davis and 2.3 million American prisoners are held accountable to the law in America, and many are punished for unproved crimes at significant costs to taxpayers while the real criminals walk among us and some preside over us.

10.  After The Cochran Firm saved Shelby County Jail by defrauding Larry's family, the injustice system then colluded to protect The Cochran Firm from the Neals' lawsuits regarding its fraud and malpractice by falsely declaring that the Atlanta office where our lawsuit was served to The Cochran Firm by Georgia Marshals is nonexistent.  This incredible ruling by Georgia Superior Court was made in 2006, and The Cochran Firm never stopped advertising and "representing" clients under that identity in Georgia, mostly blacks, Latinos, and Native Americans.  United States District Court in Georgia ruled in 2009 that The Cochran Firm's fraud against the Neals was "immaterial."  These are the same courts that Troy Davis pleaded with for a "fair day in a just court."  Like the Neal family, justice for Troy Davis was denied.  

11.  (1 link)  Troy Davis' gag order mirrors the censorship that I endure trying to publish reports and videos regarding the secret arrest and murder of Larry Neal and abuses to many other Americans and immigrants.  See real-time cyberstalking in the videos at the YouTube widget running across the top of MaryLovesJustice blog and at my YouTube channel jkempp703.  The wrongful deaths of Larry Neal and Troy Davis are intended to be quiet abuses of power.  I spent significant time and money (buying new computers after illegal takeovers) reporting The Cochran Firm Fraud to the public that I hoped would result in fewer consumers of legal services being defrauded by that law firm like Kathryn Johnston's family and mine were.  However, the injustice system compensates for its COINTELPRO law firm's lost business by setting Cochran Firm attorneys over litigation in class action cases (likely to defraud many more Americans) like the BP oil spill and DePuy hip implant litigation.  See INTERNET CENSORSHIP AMERICAN STYLE at this link to see the effort applied to defrauding and censoring Americans:  http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/2010/07/internet-censorship-how-they-do-it.html

12.  Below are excerpts from AP's report on the U.S. Supreme Court's rejection of Troy Davis' last appeal.  Read about two more cases being deliberated by the High Court in this blog that will determine whether children can be interrogated by social workers or police in their schools without parental knowledge, attorneys, or Miranda warnings, entitled "Juvenile Justice: Kids 4 Cash" at this link:  http://marylovesjustice.blogspot.com/2011/03/juvenile-justice-kids-4-cash.html


13.  Excerpts from Associated Press - Monday, March 28, 2011, by Greg Bluestein - ATLANTA — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from a Georgia death row inmate who was given a rare chance to argue his innocence but failed to convince a federal judge that he was wrongly convicted of the 1989 murder of a Savannah police officer.

14.  The decision clears the way for state officials to move forward with Troy Davis' execution, but problems with the state's supply of a key lethal injection drug put the timing in doubt. Federal regulators this month seized the entire stockpile of the drug, sodium thiopental, amid questions about how the state obtained it. The move effectively put all executions in Georgia on hold.

15.  He's been scheduled for executions three times since 2007, but was spared each time by courts agreeing to take another look at his case. After Monday's ruling, though, even Davis' attorneys acknowledge his options are limited. Defense attorney Jason Ewart said the likeliest route is the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles, a five-member board that rarely postpones executions.

16.  Davis' sister said she's disappointed by the court's ruling but hopeful that the state pardons board would review the case.

17.  "We have to address the parole board. They said they wouldn't execute someone if there's doubt, and this case is so riddled with doubt," said Martina Correia. "It's a shame in the U.S. when people don't value innocence."

18.  MacPhail's mother, Anneliese MacPhail, said she was hopeful the court's decision has put to rest Davis’ legal appeals.

19.  The case has become a rallying point for death penalty opponents across the globe, attracting support from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Amnesty International and dignitaries such as former President Jimmy Carter and Pope Benedict XVI. Several of Davis' supporters urged the pardons board to commute his sentence.

20.  "No objective person could confidently determine that Davis is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt from the evidence available now in his case," said Laura Moye of Amnesty International. "That leaves an ominous cloud hanging over an irreversible sentence such as the death penalty." (The Seattle Times carries the entire AP report. What about Georgia media? Georgia media steadfastly refuses to warn millions of residents that The Cochran Firm's Atlanta office denied having that identity in Georgia Superior Court in 2006 while commercials for the law firm continued to run and more minorities were defrauded.)

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22.    Below are fifteen (16) links to my previous articles about Troy Davis and the death penalty and news from other sources.  Excerpts are included.

DIVERSION NEEDED!  LET'S KILL TROY DAVIS! http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/2011/09/diversion-needed-lets-kill-troy-davis.html  ~ I think they are ready for a showdown. This innocent man's execution could be the catalyst for awful things in America. Let us all advocate for justice for Troy Davis and a full investigation into Officer MacPhial's murder, something that did not happen when Davis was arrested on the word of a man who was present at the murder and admitted to having a gun fitting the caliber of the murder weapon. If Davis is lynched, please stay home and BOYCOTT 4 JUSTICE.

BACKGROUND ON THE TROY DAVIS CASE
http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/2010/03/background-on-troy-davis-case-by-mary.html  ~ ON AUGUST 19, 1989, MARK MacPHAIL, an off-duty policeman, was working as a security guard at a Burger King restaurant in Savannah, Georgia. The incident started when Sylvester “Redd” Coles began harassing a homeless man, Larry Young, for a beer while Troy Davis and others watched quietly from a distance.  

Troy Davis Appeal Denied by GA Court - No Surprise to Neal Family ~  http://www.nowpublic.com/world/troy-davis-appeal-denied-ga-court-no-surprise-neal-family  I do not think that courts in Georgia care a whit about guilt or innocence, right and wrong. They make judicial decisions based on a completely difference criterion that has ZERO to do with the law and justice. I do not base this assessment on the Troy Davis matter, but from my own dealings with courts in this state. When the judges know that you would win before a jury and they don't want you to win for whatever reason, the judges simply refuse to allow your case to go to jury trial. That is the Georgia way.

Supreme Court DNA Deliberations http://www.nowpublic.com/world/supreme-courts-dna-deliberations-mary-neal  ~ Since 1989, 232 convicted felons have been exonerated because of DNA testing. "All they're getting is a darn test," attorney Peter Neufeld, co-founder of the Innocence Project, told the court Monday morning. "And they're staying in prison while they get that darn test."

Supreme Court DNA Ruling; Study Shows DP Is No Crime Deterrent http://www.nowpublic.com/culture/supreme-court-dna-ruling-study-shows-dp-no-crime-deterrent  ~ THE RESULTS ARE IN. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5 to 4 against prisoners having a right to post-conviction DNA testing that could be used to prove their innocence of crimes for which they were sentenced to prison terms or execution.

NAACP Launches Campaign to Save Troy Davis and Address DP Prejudice http://www.nowpublic.com/world/naacp-launches-campaign-save-troy-davis-address-dp-prejudice  ~ There is no physical evidence linking Davis to the crime and seven of the nine witnesses have recanted or contradicted their original testimony, several saying they were coerced. One of the witnesses who has not recanted is the prime alternative suspect in the case and has been in and out of jail numerous times. NAACP President Benjamin Jealous, who recently met with Mr. Davis for two hours on death row said, “Beyond a shadow of a doubt, this man is innocent."

Jim Crow Crowned Prom King in Georgia ~ Watch Out, Troy Davis! ~ http://www.nowpublic.com/world/jim-crow-crowned-prom-king-georgia-watch-out-troy-davis   Montgomery County High School in Georgia has two separate proms for its graduating seniors - one for the white students and one for the black ones.

Troy Davis - Global Day of Action, May 19 http://www.nowpublic.com/world/troy-davis-global-day-action-may-19  ~ These days, people who live in Georgia and Tennessee and Texas and other Southern states don't raise our own pigs much any more. Now, not only can we not kill pigs in city limits, but we cannot even raise livestock in city limits. Without farming as an outlet for Southerners' killer instinct and with lynching black people without a court order being a problem, Southerners cling to capital punishment and execute more inmates than in other regions of the country.


Troy Davis Granted Hearing Before 11th Circuit Court of Appeals on Dec. 9  http://www.nowpublic.com/world/updated-troy-davis-granted-hearing-11th-circuit-court-appeals-dec-9  ~ Former President Jimmy Carter and the European Union were among those calling for a stay of execution. Davis was scheduled to be executed on October 27 after the U.S. Supreme Court denied review following Davis' unsuccessful appeal to the Georgia Supreme Court.  COMMENT EXCERPTI read that the attorney who represented Troy at his murder trial was only paid $1,000 for defending the African American youth on a capital murder charge. Compare that to the $24,000 each month that taxpayers are paying to defend former Attorney General Gonzales against a civil suit brought by lawyers who allege he kept them out of the USDOJ because they were not Bush supporters. I have no idea what taxpayers are paying to defend Gonzales on his prison profiteering indictment. Justice in America is too skewed to benefit the rich for this country to ever execute anyone.

Another Stay of Execution for Troy Davis - New Trial Please? http://www.nowpublic.com/world/another-stay-execution-troy-davis-new-trial-please  ~ Excerpt from an interview with Troy Davis  - PTBB News - "My faith has taught me that if you give all your worries to God he will carry your burdens," Davis wrote in a letter to me sent the day after my visit. "It's God that carried me through death's valley and took my worries away."

For Davis, faith is the door to freedom. "Having faith makes you stronger than your family and able to support them more than they are supporting you," he said, "because they are the ones who will be left behind once you are gone and you have to show them you are not afraid to die."

"Sometimes all of this seems like it's happening to someone else. I sometimes dream to be free, but in each dream my family is 18-and-a-half years younger, and my father is still alive," said Davis during an in-person interview in April 2008.

"I am disappointed at the system, but refuse to become bitter and angry, because I still have a lot of fight left in me . I have too much to live for to give up, to give up on myself means I have given up on my family as well, but we are in this together and I cannot give up now."  (See the article at the link above for full PBS excerpt).

Please do the right thing. Grant Troy Davis a new trial. It is not so hard to be just in life. It is a simple matter of doing unto others as you would have them do unto you. Just be fair. No more lynching. After nearly two decades on Georgia’s Death Row, please grant this American his simple request for “a fair day in a just court.”

Troy Davis Update - Death Warrant Issued for Oct. 27  http://my.nowpublic.com/world/troy-davis-update-death-warrant-issued-oct-27  ~ The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles denied clemency for Troy Anthony Davis shortly before 5 p.m. on Friday, September 12. They did so despite overwhelming doubts of Davis' guilt - and after stating last year that they would "not allow an execution to proceed in this State unless and until its members are convinced that there is no doubt as to the guilt of the accused." On September 23, The U.S. Supreme Court stayed Troy Davis' execution "pending the disposition of [his] petition for a writ of certiorari." On October 14, the Court decided not to accept his petition.

Troy Anthony Davis Granted Last-minute State of Execution by U.S. Supreme Court  http://my.nowpublic.com/culture/troy-anthony-davis-granted-last-minute-stay-execution-u-s-supreme-court ~  TROY ANTHONY DAVIS, who was scheduled for execution at 7:00 p.m. today in Georgia's death chamber, was granted a last minute stay of execution by the United States Supreme Court.

Abolitionist Alert: Troy Davis Needs Help ~  http://my.nowpublic.com/world/abolitionist-alert-troy-davis-needs-help ~ We the People now understand that legal technicalities such as late-arriving evidence and late development of scientific methods to test evidence leaves the lives of possibly innocent men and women hanging on the hope that the citizen's governor or some righteous federal judge will say to the executioner, "Stop! In the name of the great United States of America and God, whom we trust, we will never kill a man while doubt of his guilt remains."

Troy Davis Denied Clemency - Execution Set for September 23  http://my.nowpublic.com/world/updated-troy-davis-denied-clemency-execution-set-september-23 ~ Is this a case of "We know you may be innocent, but we are going to kill you anyway, because your evidence was slow in arriving"?


Georgia Execution for September 23: Troy Anthony Davis, Possibly Innocent  http://www.nowpublic.com/world/georgia-execution-september-23-troy-anthony-davis-possibly-innocent  ~ Davis was sentenced to death for the murder of Police Officer Mark MacPhail in Savannah, Georgia. According to Amnesty International, the case against him consisted only of witness testimony that contained inconsistencies, even at trial. Since then, all but two of the state’s nine witnesses from the trial have recanted or contradicted their testimony. Many of these witnesses have stated in sworn affidavits that they were pressured or coerced into testifying or signing statements.

Troy Anthony Davis Press Coverage  http://www.troyanthonydavis.org/News-coverage.html  ~  An Innocent Man on Georgia's Death Row - A chronology of press coverage over time.


23.  (1 link)  Please see previous articles by this writer regarding fairness for Troy Davis and Officer MacPhail at: http://www.nowpublic.com/user/51620/assignments Also, Google "Mary Neal Troy Davis" for more articles about why Troy Davis and my family were denied justice in Georgia courts.

24.  (2 links)  MISSING GEORGIA PRISONERS (Just like China)
Still no news of 37 missing Georgia prison strikers San Francisco Bay View, Feb. 19, 2011 at this link: http://sfbayview.com/2011/still-no-news-of-37-missing-georgia-prison-strikers/ . The 37 Georgia prisoners who were labeled leaders and organizers of the sit-down strike that began on Dec. 9, 2010, are still missing, and other participants are still in lockdown. The struggle for prisoners' civil and human rights continues.  See more news about injustices at this San Francisco BayView link (if they let you): http://sfbayview.com/category/enemylines/

25.  (1 link)  "Repression Breeds Resistance," said Elaine Brown during the December 2010 Georgia prisoners' labor strike.
 http://www.democracynow.org/2010/12/14/prisoner_advocate_elaine_brown_on_georgia

26.  (1 link) Article by Dr. Boyce Watkins:  "We must all support the Georgia prison labor strike":

http://newsone.com/newsone-original/boycewatkins/dr-boyce-we-must-all-support-the-georgia-prison-strike/

27.  (1 link) AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL:  BACKGROUND ON THE TROY DAVIS CASE - FINALITY OVER FAIRNESS
 http://www.amnestyusa.org/death-penalty/troy-davis-finality-over-fairness/troy-davis-background/page.do?id=1121074

28.  (1 link)  SAVE TROY DAVIS Petition by AI: http://takeaction.amnestyusa.org/siteapps/advocacy/index.aspx?c=jhKPIXPCIoE&b=2590179&template=x.ascx&action=12970


29.  (1 link) Thank you for your interest in justice from this laywoman's perspective. I am followed across the Internet and in person by stalkers to prevent advocacy for justice and compassion in America.  In fact, my Twitter page is not permitted to open on Atlanta City Library computers to prevent minority citizens from knowing about The Cochran Firm Fraud - http://twitter.com/koffietime , and making plans on my tapped phone to pass out flyers at the 2011 Black History Parade in Atlanta in February may resulting in the parade being canceled at the last minute.  Yet, I continue my Human Rights for Prisoners March online and will increase public picketing despite being threatened by Atlanta Police in June 2010 to arrest me for telling the public about the secret arrest and murder of Larry Neal and The Cochran Firm Fraud.  Hopefully, minority people will learn from my family experiences that having blacks in positions of power in the government means nothing; abusers of power come in all races.  I live in Atlanta, a city with people famous for civil rights activism who do nothing to curtail my censorship and gangstalking that ensured after suing The Cochran Firm for its fraud and starting my Human Rights for Prisoners march.  Prison profiteering has spread throughout America like an airborne disease, and many "leaders" are modern slave traders through their stock holdings.

30.  Either Americans have freedom of speech and press or we do not.  The fact that citizens have no protected right to life is proved whenever men and women are imprisoned or executed on unproved charges and by the secret arrest and murder of Larry Neal, a harmless lifelong schizophrenic heart patient.  The Constitution is rendered defunct by virtue of the fact that the judiciary and executive branches of government refuse to protect citizens' rights thereunder.  Indeed, the Constitution has been reduced to the status of antiquated laws like those dictating where citizens can tie their horses in city zones. 

The Lord executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed. Psalm 103:6

He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the Lord. Psalm 33:5Blessings!


Mary Neal - http://wrongfuldeathoflarryneal.com/
Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill

Mary Neal Targeted for Censorship at Newsvine


(9 paragraphs, 6 links, 1 photo)  See proof that I am targeted at Newsvine.  No wonder I could not use Internet site boosting services.  The post on the web (see below) says that Newsvine put me on a WATCHLIST and said "ignore this author."  I warn people that when the government secretly arrests and murders their handicapped relatives, they had better pretend not to notice the empty chair at the dinner table. Read the article at the link below entitled:"Black Relatives Killed by Police? So? Just Shut Up and Eat Yo Chicken."  If the survivors ask for records and explanations, they might be ignored by authorities, censored by mainstream media and online companies, have people move in houses around them to monitor their movements and take over their computers via remote access, and get threats by phone and email.  

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If your mentally disabled relatives are secretly arrested for three weeks and returned to your family as naked corpses, especially if they are black, here is what you must do:

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

I believe half of Wisconsin must be on a watchlist by now for protesting attacks on unions. Dr. King was on watchlists. Probably thousands of students are on the watchlist for protesting reductions in financial aid, especially Georgia students who protested at the State Capital about cuts in the Hope Scholarship.  Amnesty International probably made the watchlist long ago for protesting executions.  I have tremendous trouble posting any news about executions.  Peace advocates are on the watchlist for protesting wars in the absence of preemptive force.  Environmentalists are on the watchlist for trying to protect our forests, rivers, and streams.  After a while, the only people not on the watchlist are going to be those who make the watchlists.  Protesting anything at all that elitists make money from will put Americans on the watchlist.  Boycott 4 Justice: No Shopping on April 9 and the 9th of any month throughout 2011.  The shopping moratorium is the people's 9/11 emergency response to corporate greed and government misdeeds.  Link:  http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/boycott-4-justice-no-shopping-april-9.html - Americans hold rallies, march, sign petitions and make impassioned pleas about problems, but it is time to use our collective strength as consumers in a protest that will affect profits, since profits are prioritized over people.


Newsvine need not worry.  I will not try to post anything with that service again.  Their slogan is "Get Smarter Here."  That depends on what people who use the service want to learn about, apparently.  Certainly, news about secret arrests and murders of handicapped American citizens is taboo as well as the imprisonment of 1.25 million other mentally challenged Americans and immigrants. Obviously, the company feels that I overstepped my "boundaries" by asking for records and justice after the SECRET ARREST AND WRONGFUL DEATH OF LARRY NEAL and advocating for other acute mental patients in America to be treated in hosptials and community care programs rather than imprisoned. I am on Newsvine's Watchlist, and its employees have been told to "ignore this author."  I suppose that means my posts go to a set-aside area or get a denial of service.  I certainly seeded more than one article there, but where are the others?  The article at the Newsvine link is one in a series I wrote protesting enforced H1N1 vaccines. Even doctors and nurses protested when they were told to take the shots or lose their jobs in 2009. They sued because they did not feel the drug was proved safe and that their bodies were their own, not government property.  But we are not to object to the mentally ill who are locked away in prisons being administered shots that medical professionals reject.


America invades countries when officials commit human rights violations against their citizens, but I am censored, stalked, and persecuted for asking, "WHAT HAPPENED TO LARRY NEAL" and trying to give ASSISTANCE TO THE INCARCERATED MENTALLY ILL by asking that mental illness be decriminalized in this country.  We do that by making people aware of the problems acute mental patients and their families face when they seek treatment, and we always direct the public to write, call, and email their representatives and request that mental patients be hospitalized or treated in community care programs.  That is all.  Why would that put an American on anyone's watchlist?


Americans' right to free speech and freedom of press and the right to petition government for a redress of grievances are under attack for many people and completely gone already for others.  What happens to my family as we pursue justice for Larry Neal that is equivalent the efforts that Michael Vick's dogs received is evidence of that fact.  Mentally ill citizens, especially black ones, and their families are deemed less worthy of justice than pit bulls.  Roughly 1.25 million mentally ill people are presently imprisoned, and that is exactly where they are intended to stay, and many more will join them when soldiers suffering acute PTSD arrive home.  Advocacy to treat rather than punish mental illness negatively impacts prison profits.  That is why I am censored, stalked, and treated worse than a dog in America for asking mercenary people to please be fair.


Note: After I published this article, six (6) more of the articles I seeded at Newsvine showed up on the web.  Thank you, Newsvine, for helping people "get smarter." 

Blessings,
Mary Neal
Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Legacy of Hatred

19 paragraphs, 1 photo, 6 links. They blacked out the parts of this blog reminding my readers that whites like Cameron Todd Willingham and Thomas Arthur also suffer wrongful convictions and executions. They blacked out my reference to Brandon Rhode, a white young man recently executed in Georgia using faulty anesthesia to ensure his agony. I deleted some of the cyberstalkers' codes to make it visible. The 18th paragraph begins "It is time for everyone who is fed up to stand up together," and the final paragraph begins, "Please Google 'Mary Neal' with the names of inmates or circumstances that interest you." 


I am censored for proving that the injustice system has plans of mass enslavement for everyone, and as more whites who were middle class are pushed into poverty, they learn the truth that God revealed thousands of years ago in Revelation.  This blog carries a disturbing email evidencing racism in the injustice system, which I share with you in the MaryLovesJustice blog at this link:  http://marylovesjustice.blogspot.com/2011/03/legacy-of-hatred.html - My response to this tragic news follows the email, but it was attacked by cyberdogs who prevent my First Amendment rights without any fear of reprisal by the injustice system.  It may be necessary to highlight my response to read it or copy and paste it into a Word document.  

Jim Crow's Empty Grave
Jim arose, and he lives in the justice system


Judge Sherling Schrock's Legacy of Hatred

The struggle for racial equality suffered a serious blow this week (March 21, 2011) in Berrien County, Michigan, and the public was treated to a graphic depiction of pure unadulterated discrimination in the very place where racial and/or class origin should impact least:  The courts of so-called justice in which punishments are supposedly tailored to fit the crime, not the race of the offender.

On the very same day Judge Sherling Schrock sentenced two young men convicted of murder.

One was a young white man who attacked and bludgeoned to death his mother's boyfriend while the man slept. The crime seemed brutal, premeditated and gruesome as the defendant used his fists and knees to batter this man to death. This young man received no prison sentence but instead was put on probation for three years because as Judge Schrock stated, "In my estimation, prison does not help anybody. People come out of prison worse not better...and that this young man would be better served by the close monitoring probation provided."

The other sentencing involved three black teenagers who were at the scene when a white robbery victim was murdered for a small amount of cash. The very same Judge, Sherling Schrock, sentenced Dequarius Steward (though he had never been in trouble with the law before) to life in prison. The other two teens, Kanisha Dyer and Lavor Coates-- who were not accused of the murder itself-- were given ten year and fifteen year sentences respectively as accomplices. Lavor said he had argued with Steward not to hurt the man and Kanisha had the misfortune of just being present at the scene. Apparently the real "crime" all three of these teenagers committed was being born black and poor in a county run by ruthless rich white people who can openly flaunt their power to favor one racial group over another.

There are many losers in this story, the first being the young people whose chance for any decent future was crushed under the wheel of this "justice" and of course, the families who will lose a child into the maw of incarceration that will very likely destroy them. The society which will have to live with these bitter and dehumanized adults as they emerge from their "just" imprisonment will also, no doubt, bear a huge cost. And of course, the other losers are those who have worked hard for justice and racial equality only to see their cause mocked and discarded so casually by judges such as Sherling Schrock.

Actions such these sentences by Judge Schrock build a legacy of hatred for which all our children will pay a huge price, one way or another.

The email is from Rev. Pinkney.  I often speak on his Sunday radio broadcasts.  Join the discussion.  Every sunday at 5:00pm EST blogtalkradio.com call in 347 994-3644 Pinkney to Pinkney show bhbanco.org  

JOIN THE BOYCOTT 4 JUSTICE: No Shopping on the 9th of each month in 2011.  It is the people's peaceful 9/11 response to corporate greed and government indifference. Link:   http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/boycott-4-justice-no-shopping-april-9.html 

Rev. Pinkney, you asked for this news to be forwarded widely, and I agree that it needs to be read by millions.  I have no better example than Judge Schrock's disparity in sentencing to evidence racism in the injustice system other than my own family's tragedy.  My mentally, physically disabled brother, Larry Neal, was secretly arrested and murdered, and his lynching was covered-up by United States Department of Justice, Memphis/Shelby County Jail and other County officials, and The Johnnie Cochran Firm was engaged to defraud my family as our wrongful death attorneys to prevent the crime from being aired or punished.  I published the news online, including in my blog http://FreeSpeakBlog.blogspot.com (Google "Cochran Firm Fraud")

Thank you for providing the injustice in Berrien County, Michigan as evidence that miscreants in America seek to return the country to slavery via the injustice system.  Although Judge Schrock's rulings seem obviously prejudice based on race, many whites were also excessively sentenced in recent years, and some face execution who are innocent.  Being white helps people stay out of prison, but once there, race seems not to matter as much. 

Cameron Todd Willingham, a wrongfully convicted white man in Texas, was executed for murdering his children via arson after authorities received the fire report indicating there had been no arson and therefore no murders. In September, Georgia executed Brandon Rhode, a 32-year-old brain damaged white man who was condemned to death at age 18.  Rhode's death was particularly horrendous because the State used faulty anesthesia that ensured Rhode died in agony.  In July 2009, Thomas Arthur, a white man on Alabama's death row, received DNA test results indicating that he is not guilty of the murder for which he was sentenced to die.  The judge immediately sealed Arthur's DNA results to prohibit Arthur's lawyers from releasing the results to the public, and an Alabama District Attorney said he would pursue Arthur's death warrant. 

It is a great tragedy that mainstream media had followed Arthur's quest for DNA tests to prove his innocence for many years (like the media followed Troy Davis' quest for a new jury trial), but when Arthur's DNA test results indicated that the man was wrongfully convicted, no mainstream media reported the truth, and Arthur yet sits on death row where he has been for almost 30 years.  Definitive DNA tests have been available for at least two decades, but Arthur was constantly denied the opportunity to test his DNA against the evidence at the crime scene to prove his innocence.  When he finally was allowed to do that and the results came back showing the injustice system had failed, they hid the failure and plan to kill Arthur anyway.

The prison industrial complex makes the same amount of money whether inmates are black, white or other, and whether inmates are innocent or guilty.  Condemned people and inmates with acute mental or physical handicaps are worth substantially more to prison investors.  Prisons charge taxpayers for treatments and accommodations that the sick inmates are often denied.  According to the Death Penalty Information Center, each death row inmate costs $90,000 per year more than containing the prisoner in a maximum security prison.


Corporate greed is monstrous, and it is why America is spiraling downward.  Literally everything that is going wrong benefits corporate interests:  wars, prison growth, outsourcing jobs overseas and to prisons, criminalizing mental illness, weakened environmental protection laws, attacks on unions, the death penalty - everything!  Tough new immigration laws are designed to render illegal aliens to prison rather than back to their countries in order to have more inmate laborers at taxpayers' expense to replace "free" Americans who need jobs.


It is time for everyone who is fed up to stand up together in a peaceful protest against corporate greed and government indifference.  The BOYCOTT 4 JUSTICE is the people's 9/11 response - a shopping boycott on the 9th of each month throughout 2011.  Use the shopping boycott to RESIST whatever injustice you protest.  All injustices ultimately have the same cause - corporate greed and government indifference.  Americans must unite and demand respect as customers, constituents, and most of all, as human beings.

Please Google "Mary Neal" with the names of inmates or circumstances that interest you.  For instance, Google "Mary Neal Troy Davis."  Google "Mary Neal War," or "Mary Neal Prisoners."  After suing The Johnnie Cochran Firm for defrauding my family to protect Memphis/Shelby County Jail from our wrongful death lawsuit, I became a gangstalking victim and started staying home for safety.  Writing helps me feel connected to the wider world that I am denied enjoying.  Atlanta police said they will arrest me for telling people about the secret arrest and wrongful death of Larry Neal and The Cochran Firm Fraud.  Therefore, I have written thousands of communications online about injustice to my family and many other people of all races, including emails, articles, poems, short stories, and petitions despite the censorship you can view in the YouTube widget running at the top of MaryLovesJustice blog

Friday, March 25, 2011

Empty Graves: Jim Crow and Jesus

Please read and share the information in the following nine links and two photographs of empty graves belonging to Jesus Christ and Jim Crow.

Boycott 4 Justice: Consumer Power v. Oppression. Boycotts are a powerful, nonviolent response to corporate greed and government misdeeds that led to the prison industrial complex, caused wars, outsourced jobs, and weakened worker unions.

Mary Neal's Black History Month 2011
This article explores COINTELPRO programs against minority people throughout the civil rights movement and now through civil rights era photojournalist Withers, The Cochran Firm and others.  It exposes that Johnnie Cochran basically sold his firm a couple of years before he died to get financing for a dream team to sue for reparations against the government and large corporations that used slave labor   http://hubpages.com/hub/Mary-Neals-Black-History-Month-2011 

NAACP v. Black Cigarette Smokers
People must donate more funds and time to organizations that advocate for the people.  If not, loyalties are subject to Change. The NAACP petitioned Congress in autumn 2010 to outlaw menthol cigarettes, the type that is smoked by 80% of black smokers. White smokers would not be impacted in significant numbers.  This would expand the expensive War on Drugs by discriminating against blacks like the controversial power v. crack cocaine laws do.  According to the National Center on Addiction and Drug Abuse at Columbia University, federal, state, and local governments spent $467.7 billion regarding substance abuse in 2005. All taxpayers should protest criminalizing menthol cigarettes because of racism and the tremendous cost of implementing such a law, which is intended to deliver more nonviolent, qualified workers to prison where one million inmates presently work jobs that were removed from the public sector.  How dare they plan a law that will incriminate and enslave blacks with particularity and use the NAACP to propose the racist law?  http://hubpages.com/hub/NAACP-vs-Black-Cigarette-Smokers

There are two empty graves belonging to Jim Crow and Jesus Christ.  They both arose. See the graves below.

There is obviously a plan (that is working so far) to return to slavery via the injustice system. PEW statistics indicate that 1 in 99 Americans is behind bars.  In Georgia, 1 in 13 people is in the system either as prisoners, parolees, or probationers. Roughly 1.25 million mentally ill people of all races are incarcerated, although they should be in hospitals or community care programs (depending on their offenses and functionality). Incarcerating 2.3 million Americans and immigrants costs taxpayers $50 billion per year (up to $300 billion per year when factoring in police services, court costs, and lawyers for indigent people).  It behooves all people who care about freedom and justice, no matter what race, to protest elitists using the justice system to return America to slavery. Prison profiteers earn many billions more per year by supplying inmates for work projects for federal and state governments and private companies, including former union jobs.  In January 2009, Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) introduced H.R.645 to expand America's prison system by erecting six (6) concentration camps for "crimes" such as refusing to accept government-mandated H1N1 vaccines (according to the Massachusetts Martial Law Bill that was passed in October 2009). On December 31, 2011, the president signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) making it legal to incarcerate people in military concentration camps without levying any criminal charges. The people will be denied any opportunity for defense. Please support H.R.3785 to repeal the concentration camp bill, and beware:  The plan to enslave the masses is not limited to minorities this time. Read Revelation.

See the correspondence below I received February 23, 2012:
 
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
510.428.3939
1970 Broadway, Suite 450
Oakland, CA   94612
 
I’ve been working on issues of police accountability, locked-up youth, violence, and community investment for a long time. Sometimes I think that no example of injustice could still surprise me. I was recently proved wrong by the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA).

The CCA recently invited cash-strapped states to sell them their prisons. Part of their offer was a 20-year management contract, plus an assurance that the prison would remain at least 90 percent full. Join me in saying: Shame on you CCA, shame on you! DEMAND THAT CCA TAKE BACK ITS OFFER  http://goo.gl/EleY6 . Join the petition at the link.

Incarceration for profit is just plain wrong. Making a business from other people’s suffering is wrong. And demanding that states guarantee their for-profit corporation chock full prisons is immoral. It's clear that private lock-ups have zero incentive to end the revolving door of incarceration as long as they can reap millions in profit from overcrowded cells.

Our country needs to invest in businesses and industries that, in turn, invest in our people, create real jobs and help to build a future we can be proud of. Join me in calling on CCA to immediately rescind its 90% clause from any future contracts with states. And to publicly agree that their future contracts and bids will not include occupancy clauses. Let’s not allow the CCA to put their profits ahead of the health and well-being of our people and communities any longer.

Ever forward,
Jakada Imani
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

PS: Read more about the CCA's guarantee to keep prisons 90% full and a critique of prisons based on a profit motive. http://www.ellabakercenter.org/blog/2012/02/shame-on-you-cca/
**************
Mary Neal, director of Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/aimi

Jesus Christ's Empty Tomb

Jim Crow's Empty Grave

They both arose!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Injustice Wears a Tan

(15 paragraphs with 2 links, 1 video, and 1 image below to convey Leonna Brandao's letter to officials regarding abuses endured by her imprisoned son. Her letter to officials is herein.)


Leonna's son, John A. Diaz, is a young man who was sentenced to life in prison for murder.  Judges and juries sentence defendants to prison based on evidence presented at trial unless a plea bargain is arranged based on a confession.  Judges and juries do not sentence defendants to torture.

It is the job of the United States Department of Justice to protect institutionalized persons.  However, the Justice Department reneges on that responsibility regularly.  In Georgia, 37 inmates are reportedly MISSING after conducting a nonviolent inmate labor strike in December 2010 that thousands of black, white, and Latino prisoners participated in hoping to win a more humane incarceration.

In 2003, my mentally, physically disabled brother, Larry Neal, was SECRETLY imprisoned for 18 days until death under circumstances that the USDOJ and Memphis Shelby County Jail illegally prevent his survivors from knowing.  "YES, WE KILLED LARRY NEAL.  SO WHAT?  HE WAS ONLY A MENTAL PATIENT, AND A BLACK ONE AT THAT!"  Instead of OBEYING THE LAW, the injustice system actually allows or facilitates stalkers online and in person to persecute my family for daring to ask for information and records on the secret murder of a disabled American in a case that The Johnnie Cochran Firm was supposed to help cover-up forever.  That is not democratic, but Nazi.

Knowing all to well how criminal some of the people are in the justice system, I share Ms. Brandao's letter with my readers.  I know very little about the allegations.  I only know that this injustice system in the United States of America is cruel, racist, extremely class-conscious, heartless, and criminal.

Today, ANOTHER stalker came right to my house.  I asked that THEY never do that again, but they did.  See HOME INVASION!  http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/2010/04/home-invasion-by-mary-neal.html 

Conspirators in my brother's murder cover-up insist on his family joining the cover-up and that we stop sharing the news with the public.  However, when people want CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS, they must arrange same under due process of law, not by burning crosses in black people's yards.  Yes, there are those who believe they will turn back the clock to the 1940s when black men's torture and lynchings were  ignored because of fear by other blacks and apathy by the rest of America.  I beg to differ.  WE WILL NOT GO BACK!  We are not dissuaded from the fight for justice if injustice wears a tan.  There is a song we used to sing as we marched in the 1960s and 70s:  "Ain't nobody gone turn me 'round, turn me 'round, turn me 'round; Ain't nobody gone turn me 'round - 'cause I am freedom bound!"  

After reading Ms. Brandao's letter, please help her if it is in your power to do so.  Please pray for her and her son. I have talked with her numerous times, and she is a sister in Christ.  Her letter is boldly addressed to people who took an oath of office to honor the Constitution.  All American officials do that, but some did not mean it or they have become weary in well-doing and joined oppressors. Some people in law enforcement and high justice offices are probably repulsed by the things they are asked to do.  In these Last Days, it is time to choose sides.  (Exodus 32:26)  

It is time for America to stop hiding human rights abuses and address them with the sense of justice that it fights to enforce on tyrants in Iraq, Libya, and perhaps soon in Iran.  Although Ms. Brandao's letter is bold, I know from our conversations how crushed she is.  Many times while I stood boldly for the incarcerated mentally ill, my knees were trembling and tears streamed from my eyes as I read another terroristic threat cyberstalkers sent to my email boxes, or when I arrived home safely by God's grace after being followed to my destinations.  All soldiers know it is possible to act courageously while one feels terrified.  Ms. Brandao needs your prayers and support, and so do I.  Please help her son if you can.  America must stop torturing and killing prisoners.  As my grandma used to say, "God don't bless no mess."



March 24, 2011

Massachusetts State House
Governor Duval Patrick
Office of the Governor
Room 280
Boston, MA 02133

Mr. Luis S. Spencer
Commissioner

RE: Conspiracy Concerns  -- MA Dept. of Corrections                                                                                                                                             John A. Diaz # W 6252350

Dear Governor Patrick and Commissioner Spencer:

Advocates who have been following the case of John Anthony Diaz are very concerned about two recent suicide attempts, by John A. Diaz, (first time offender serving a life without parole sentence).  It is of great concern that there may be a conspiracy against Mr. Diaz and that xxxxx [a prison official] is at the forefront of this conspiracy.

I have in my possessions numerous denied request and grievances for medical assistance, filed by John A. Diaz to no avail. Anthony Mendonsa (Mendonca), Deputy Superintendent of Classifications stated in a letter to an advocate that Mr. Diaz’s medical issues have been addressed. How can Mr. Diaz's medical issues be addressed when the Doctor, Health Care Administrator, Bonnie Werner and Marlene Dodge have all denied every request by Mr. Diaz. Nurse Practitioner Mark Schnable, approved a physical therapist following calls to the prison and allowed that to stop before the approved time without a notice to the patient and not long after Mr. Diaz's attempted suicides.

If this individual’s medical and psychological needs have been met, I would like to know the name of the DOCTOR, WHEN he was seen and HOW he was diagnosed? Mr. Diaz was placed on medication for pain for a brief period of time for pain in his legs. Yet, AT NO TIME was he SEEN by a DOCTOR to date. How can a doctor give medication to an individual he knows nothing about? An individual that may have allergies or other serious results from certain medications without first being seen.

Moreover, following two attempts at taking his life, due to ongoing provocation, denied request for medical and psychological help, ongoing harassment by xxxxxxxxxx  and certain staff he obviously has control over and in spite of the severity of John's emotional state and unmet needs, he was assigned a mental health worker. It was then and ONLY THEN; THAT he was seen by any mental health provider. I would also like to add, that I trained with the MA Dept. of Corrections as a mental health worker and in no way, was a mental health worker qualified to provide psychological treatment. Especially to a prisoner whom throughout the past fourteen years, been seriously abused and deprived. Therefore, I would like to know the name of the Psychologist who approved the mental health worker without seeing the patient. The Psychologist/Psychiatrist who saw Mr. Diaz following his two attempted suicides. What were the dates he was seen and what was his diagnosis for this individual, Mr. Diaz who obviously was so depressed, he tried to take his own life twice. Would you consider John Diaz to have had his medical or psychological needs met? Can anyone ensure that this young man is psychologically capable of being double-celled at this time? Moreover, while still in an unstable and sensitive state, John Diaz was again forced to double-cell.

Mr. Diaz, while handcuffed, was forced to double-cell with another inmate. Because he refused and started to fight the other inmate while still handcuffed, he was taken off to another area of the prison, by four guards (specifically xxxxxxxxxx) and three others (names unknown) and beaten. He was then placed in Solitary Confinement where he remained until recently. My first visit with John A. Diaz after almost a year, was devastating. John had a cut over his right eye, swelling over the his left eyebrow and a bruised and swollen lip. Letters were sent out and the Governor's Office called the prison. The investigator, who knew and liked some of the individuals he was to investigate, suggested to Mr. Diaz that maybe he did it to himself and when asked by Mr. Diaz to view the video for proof, the investigator stated the videos are destroyed after two weeks which is not true and is also illegal. The internal investigation went nowhere. This again, causes concerns for a CONSPIRACY .

John A. Diaz received a letter which I have in my possession, from Peter Heffernan, Deputy Director of Health Services Division, regarding his denied request and appeal to have medical assistance. The letter was another letter of DENIAL, stating that the altercation that took place on January 4, 2011 showed his abilities to function within normal limits. The altercation which took place on that night was the assault by four guards when Mr. Diaz again, could not cope with being double-celled and panicked when forced to double-cell. Although that has not solved his ongoing medical and psychological needs. It only proves that this patient is in dire need unaddressed medical and psychological treatment.

(Ms. Brandao goes on to describe what she believes to be evidence of a conspiracy to harm and possibly kill her son.) 

Sincerely
Leonna Abraham Brandao, S.W. III
Mother of John A. Diaz
New Vision Organization, Inc.
Tel (508) 533-7735
cellphone (508) 583-0051

CC:     Mr. Eric Holder, Attorney General
           Mr. Thomas Perez, Assistant Attorney General          
           U.S. Department of Justice
           950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
           Washington, DC 20530-0001

CC:     President of the United States
           Mr. Barack Obama

CC:      Joseph Biden, Vice President
             Washington, DC

CC:      Ltd. Governor Tim Murray
            Massachusetts State House

CC:      Office of the Lt. Governor
            Room 280
           Boston, MA 02133

CC:      Ms. Veronica Madden, Deputy Commissioner
            50 Maple Street, Suite 3
            Milford, MA 01757

That ends Ms. Brandao’s letter to officials. This writer hopes her son gets the protection he deserves. The USDOJ has a duty to protect the rights of institutionalized persons. Roughly 60% of more than 25,000 inmates in solitary confinement are mentally ill - enduring a type of torture which psychiatrists recommended to the CIA for use on detainees in the War on Terror camps because of its harshness. Although wrongful convictions happen, most prisoners are guilty of the offenses for which they were sentenced.  Nevertheless, I agree with a great human rights advocate of the 1800s, Ms. Dorothea Lynde Dix.  She wrote: "MAN IS NOT MADE BETTER BY BEING DEGRADED; HE IS SELDOM RESTRAINED FROM CRIME BY HARSH MEASURES, EXCEPT THE PRINCIPLE OF FEAR PREDOMINATES IN HIS CHARACTER; AND THEN HE IS NEVER MADE RADICALLY BETTER FOR ITS INFLUENCE."   Please read more about Ms. Dix at Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill. Use this link: - http://www.Care2.com/c2c/group/AIMI

Be aware that 2.3 million Americans and immigrants are incarcerated, and over half of them were convicted for nonviolent offenses.  Some are innocent, as proved by over 400 inmates whose convictions were overturned with new evidence in recent years.  American prisoners include roughly 1.25 million mentally ill people who should be hospitalized or released (if nonviolent) into community care programs.  Prisons are for public safety, punishment, and rehabilitation - never torture (Hebrew 13:3).  Ms. Brandao's contact information follows.  I hope that visitors at MaryLovesJustice blog will contact her and offer comfort and assistance.  See the video below of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., after which, the article continues.


RACISM IN THE UNITED STATES JUSTICE SYSTEM MUST BE ADDRESSED.  INJUSTICES FESTER AND UNDERMINE SOCIAL COHESION.

See the front page news below:

Miami Police Dept. Under Investigation After Killings of 7 Black Men in 8 Months This is a sobering story in the New York Times that's worth a fuller read. Apparently, the Miami police department is under scrutiny after a series of fatal shootings by officers on the job: A major meeting is being held today to discuss the issue, which has inflamed racial tensions. It hasn't helped that clips from an unmade pilot reality TV show featuring the cops has surfaced online, featuring them describing themselves as "predators" who "hunt" for suspects: Mr. McNeil was the seventh African-American man to be shot and killed by Miami police officers in eight months. The shootings in this racially polarized city have led to marches on the Police Department’s headquarters and calls for a Justice Department investigation, and the city manager has initiated an investigation into the chief’s record. After pushing for action for weeks, the families of the seven shooting victims will speak at a City Commission meeting on Thursday. Some families are demanding that Chief Exposito be dismissed. By Sarah Seltzer | AlterNet Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 @ 06:43 AM

Police officers, security and prison guards, and all who have the means to kill or abuse people under the color of law must exercise proper restraint and honor human and civil rights laws. Such persons have the ability to commit such egregious offenses that they could disrupt domestic peace. This makes it important for the U.S. Department of Justice and other officials to ensure that persons who are equipped with guns, Tasers, and other weaponry and represent law and order in any capacity should have proper training and operate with the understanding that there will be zero tolerance for abuses of power. There should be no opportunities to dodge accountability if they act illegally in their official capacities. Accountability equals homeland security. As Dr. King said, "No justice, no peace."

JOIN THE BOYCOTT 4 JUSTICE: No Shopping on the 9th of each month.  It is the people's peaceful response to corporate greed and government indifference.  http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/boycott-4-justice-no-shopping-april-9.html

Blessings from Mary Neal, human/civil rights advocate appointed by God to obey Prov. 31:8-9. YOU have the same appointment.