2. The world is increasingly alarmed at how little freedom and justice people in America actually have. Even journalists were arrested in Ferguson, Ohio during protests over Michael Brown's shooting death by Officer Darren Wilson. Some journalists were told to turn off their cameras then attacked with rubber bullets and tear gas when they refused to comply with police orders that violated their freedom of press rights. There have been injuries among Ferguson's protesters - one that was critical - but no more deaths at the time of this writing (Ref. #2, at paragraph 9). This is #ourGaza
i. San Jose Police killed a 19-year-old woman who had a power drill they "thought" was a gun
ii. LAPD fatally beat a young Latino father at a traffic stop
iii. Ezell Ford, 25, was reportedly laid out on the ground and shot multiple times in his back by LAPD. His death was added to "Random Killings of Disabled Americans"
iv. THE EIGHTH UNARMED POLICE VICTIM WITHIN ONE MONTH - Salt Lake City police fatally shot Dillon Taylor, 20, on Aug. 13. The victim was unarmed when police confronted him, his brother says. Court documents show a $25,000 arrest warrant had been issued Aug. 7 for Taylor, alleging that he had violated his probation on earlier felony robbery and obstructing justice charges.
4. *Note: The body count below does not include inmates killed behind bars. Inmates' deaths are often subject to government cover-ups, like the secret arrest and murder of mentally, physically disabled Larry Neal in Memphis Shelby County Jail in 2003, while the jail was operating under federal oversight. Within five weeks, the following eleven(11) individuals fell victim to police violence:
NEW BODY COUNT FROM AMERICA's SUMMER OF POLICE TERROR (updated August 28, 2014).
White ~ Joseph Jennings, 18, Ottawa, KS, Aug 24 (mentally ill)
Latino ~ Hernan M. Ossorio, 61, Ellicott City, MD / Aug 23 (mentally ill)
? ~ Darren Friedman, 45, Ellicott City, MD / Aug 20 (mentally ill)
Black ~ Darius Colegarrit, 21, Chicago, IL / Aug. 20
White ~ John Winkler, 30, Los Angeles, CA / Aug 19
Black ~ Kajieme Powell, 25, Ferguson, MO / Aug 19 (mentally ill)
White ~ Diana Showman, 19, San Jose, CA / Aug. 14 (mentally ill)
White ~ Dillon Taylor, 20, Salt Lake City, UT / Aug. 13
Black ~ Dante Parker, 36, Victorville, CA / Aug. 12 (Taser)
Black ~ Ezell Ford, 25, Los Angeles, CA / Aug. 11 (mentally ill)
Black ~ Michael Brown, 18, Ferguson, MO / Aug. 9
Black ~ John Crawford, 22, Beavercreek, OH / Aug. 5
Latino~ Omar Abrego, 37, Los Angeles, CA / Aug. 2
Black ~ Eric Garner, 43, Staten Island, NY / July 17 (prosecution underway)
As you can see from this growing list of police victims, mentally ill people of any race are the most often victims of police violence. People with severe mental disabilities comprise a small percentage of the nation's population, but they are overly represented among people who are arrested, brutalized, and killed in the USA.
5. Many people wonder what the point of agreement was at the WH Beer Summit of 2009. The outcome did not bode well for African Americans and other minorities or disabled people of any race or age. Little information has been released at this writing about the teenager police killed in San Jose, but five of the men in the body count were unarmed blacks, one was Latino, and one was Caucasian. What makes police officers perceive black men as being more worthy of deadly force? Three psychological studies offer answers at:
6. The USA is a member state of the United Nations and has signed certain treaties to uphold human rights within this nation. Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill (AIMI) plans to bundle 100 cases evidencing overuse of force against mentally ill people during arrests, within correctional facilities, or by hospital personnel for presentation to the World Court. Evidence presented is expected to include long-term solitary confinement torture, brutality by law enforcement, corrections officers, other inmates or inpatients, wrongful deaths, and medical neglect. Please invite persons who might have an interest in joining the Complainants to read this article in "Dog Justice for Mentally Ill" blog:
"Police Killings Increase As Executions Decrease"
7. To have your case considered for inclusion in the 100 that will be presented to the U.N., please use the contact information below. AIMI plans to request restitution for victims or their successors as well as sanctions against the USA regarding its disregard for human rights of persons with mental illness. The 100 Complainants may also include victims of aggression by untreated mentally ill people or the victims' successors.
8. The USA's disregard for mentally ill persons is evidenced by the fact that 1.25 million mentally dysfunctional people are imprisoned (over half of the nation's inmates). They comprise over 60 percent of prisoners in long-term solitary confinement torture, some for decades. More than 50 percent of the nation's victims of police violence are mentally ill, although no exact numbers are kept (which also evidences disregard). Additionally, tens of thousands of mentally handicapped people are homeless and/or denied psychiatric treatment unless and until they prove, usually through crimes, that they are immediately dangerous to self and others. This is likely done to preserve untreated mentally challenged Americans for use as private prison commodities, including some veterans.
9. Condolences to families and friends of all eleven(11) victims named in this article. Thanks to justice officials, law enforcement administrators and officers who attempt to bring justice and restore peace to affected communities without further violations against citizens' constitutional and human rights.
In 1991, Congress established the LESO program which allows the Defense Department to transfer excess property to state agencies who request them. The property is given to agencies - police departments, fish and wildlife services, and state universities alike. the equipment is transferred as-is and must be used by the agency within a year. LESO gives agencies access to tanks, helicopters, tear gas, machine guns, armored cars, night-vision equipment, and more battlefield-tested equipment. In 2013 alone, more than $440million in supplies were doled out to agencies in all 50 states.
Police critically wound man amid protests over Brown killing
10. First paragraph repeated: Anti-death penalty advocates were elated to learn that capital punishment has been eliminated or placed on hold in 36 states in the USA partly because of torturous executions in 2014 using mystery drugs. However, police killings have increased to the point that no reduction in democide actually happened. Within one month, from mid-July until mid-August, the police body count is four killings for California and one each for Utah, Missouri, Ohio, and New York. Another beer summit might be in order to withdraw military equipment from non-military government agencies, including police departments (Ref. #1, at paragraph 9).
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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?