"Around the world, America's influence depends on its ability to honor its commitments. Some of these are made in international agreements approved by Congress. However, as the authors of this letter must know, the vast majority of our international commitments take effect without Congressional approval. ... They are essential tools to the conduct of our foreign policy, and they ensure the continuity that enables the United States to maintain our credibility and global leadership even as Presidents and Congresses come and go."
The video at YouTube https://youtu.be/mTnBUYoJtk4 proves that prison investors moonlighting as public officials in direct conflict of interest censor Mary Neal's advocacy to replace incarceration with hospitalization. That censorship violates all of the documents named above. Mentally ill Americans, including U.S. veterans, are continually killed during arrest attempts and in jails and prisons because none of the covenants listed above that would protect them are being honored. See the video embedded below regarding U.S. congressional bill H.R.619, which proves that freedom of press was violated in order to prevent Americans from knowing about the bill that would have resumed Medicaid insurance for psychiatric inpatients:
Ignoring the secret arrest and wrongful death of Larry Neal, my mentally, physically disabled brother, violates all of those and all other laws and conventions intended to protect the rights of Americans who are poor, black, or mentally and physically disabled, such as this man who was held under secret incarceration for 18 days and murdered on August 1, 2003, by yet undisclosed means.
During the nearly 12 years since Larry's secret murder, his sister and other human rights activists became aware and vocal about the urgent need to protect the rights of mentally challenged Americans, who comprise over half of the victims in America's violent incidents that happen under the color of law. We were encouraged when President Obama included mentally challenged Americans in his State of the Union address in 2015, and our optimism increased when the First Lady recently announced her campaign to focus on improving the conditions of people with serious mental illness, but my censorship continues.
Hopefully, justice for Americans with serious psychiatric issues will not begin here and go forward but will also include mentally ill people who are presently warehoused in the nation's prisons and jails for offenses that resulted from the deliberate denial of adequate, timely treatment, especially those who suffer torture in solitary confinement cells. Being fair to mentally ill Americans also means rendering justice for families, like the Neals, who were denied due process of law in U.S. courts in order to cover-up rather than deal fairly after wrongful deaths in custody.
Ask the men pictured below if the USA keeps its contracts with the American people. Only one of them can answer, because the others were killed under the color of law. Terrell Scott, in the upper left corner, has been a Pennsylvania prisoner for over five years although he was denied a trial. In fact, Judge Zito said Scott has over 40 charges, and Scott is not even allowed to know what they are. Being black and mentally ill and poor apparently merits complete disregard for Scott's civil and human rights in the United States. He was simply snatched and arrested without trial, like free blacks who were kidnapped and enslaved in the movie, "12 Years a Slave."
When it comes to Americans whose rights are/were marginalized or ignored because of racism or poverty or mental illness, we must not do what so often happens in America, which is to go from today forward without correcting wrongs retroactively. There will be no opportunity to move forward and "be true to what America said on paper" while tens of thousands of people with mental illness are cruelly incarcerated who should be treated either in mental hospitals or in assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) programs, depending on their ability to live outside of a controlled environment and the seriousness of the offenses that led to their arrests.
There is no opportunity to move forward without rectifying wrongful deaths, like Larry Neal experienced at the hands of Memphis, Tennessee police officers and Shelby County Jail personnel. If the President, our First Lady, and the Vice President really desire to establish "continuity that enables the United States to maintain our credibility and global leadership," then they must begin by honoring commitments made to U.S. citizens through the documents named above and others. America must be "true to what she said on paper" about people within her own borders before Iran or any other nation should take seriously any agreements with the U.S.A.
We will never rest as long as people are brutalized and killed without accountability in the United States because they are a certain race or have a certain economic status or certain health conditions. We must continue to expose and oppose oppression until the human and civil rights of every person are honored and fully protected. Human rights advocates will continue to demand that America finally "be true to what she said on paper" (MLK).
As an Iranian official pointed out, for America to dishonor any commitment President Obama makes with regard to nuclear agreements would violate international law. But so does secretly arresting and murdering Americans with disabilities violate international law. Baking, boiling, and starving mentally ill inmates, and censoring advocates for complaining about these crimes against humanity all violate international law, but these offenses happen regularly to people of all races with justice denied in the USA. What would be new about America ignoring international laws?
Honoring commitments must begin at home. For Iran or any nation to expect America to honor agreements with other countries while ignoring its written obligations to U.S. citizens would be unwise, especially after having received a warning letter from 47 senators.
Below is a radio broadcast with Americans who endure extreme hardship because their loved ones are being tortured, beaten, and starved in prisons in the United States. One woman's son was allegedly made to eat his own feces. Another has lost so much weight that he now weighs only 120 pounds.
I just removed numerous codes in this article that were visible in the html view. Please don't replace them, agents. As you know, freedom of expression is guaranteed by both the U.S. Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. PROVE you can resist breaking domestic and international laws by refraining from editing my articles. I don't propose doing anything illegal. I only ask U.S. officials to treat others as they would wish to be treated, and I ask people in America and throughout the world to contact U.S. officials about the continuous wrongful convictions, prison torture, and wrongful deaths of people in this country who are marginalized because they are either mentally challenged or because they are non-whites and/or lack wealth. "All we say to America is 'Be true to what you said on paper'" (MLK).
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MaryLovesJustice, director of "Human Rights Demand" channel at Blogtalkradio, Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill, the Human Rights for Prisoners March, and the Davis-MacPhail Truth Committee (an anti-DP org);
Lead Claimant in "AIMI vs. USA" (International Court action)
Website: Wrongful Death of Larry Neal
Email address MaryLovesJustice@gmail.com
Phone numbers (678)531.0262 or (571)335-1741