Monday, June 30, 2014

Indefinite Detention Without Crimes

How do you feel about people in the USA being detained based on police suppositions that they have a high likelihood for future crimes? INDEFINITE DETENTION WITHOUT CRIMES, CRIMINAL CHARGES, OR DEFENSE IN ARIZONA ~It all begins with the mentally ill. Arizona is the latest to begin using pre-crime models to supposedly thwart attacks by those who are “near the breaking point.”

The video embedded below highlights how mental health police units look to harvest everything from medical records to gun purchases to online posts. Citing the crimes of Jared Loughner and Elliot Rodger, these units are being given the green light with new legislation to involuntarily detain those who are flagged. The video is at YouTube url http://youtu.be/NjT4Q16s5kQ



As long as police use this power only to detain people in mental distress, it has the potential to benefit persons experiencing mental health crises as well as their families and communities. People who have mental illnesses are usually denied treatment. Stringent restrictions ordinarily prevent families from involuntarily committing their members who need psychiatric treatment. In fact, mental hospitals have closed or downsized throughout the country to the point that inpatient treatment is nearly impossible even for voluntary commitments. Since Medicaid insurance was withdrawn for psychiatric inpatients in the 1970s, taxpayers have paid billions of dollars each year to warehouse mentally challenged people in the nation's jails and prisons rather than using much less money to improve community care and make hospitalization available for short-term and long-term psychiatric treatment.

Prison profiteering is spreading throughout America like an airborne disease. Care must be given to avoid civil and human rights abuses under this new law. Psychological research studies have proved repeatedly that police perceive black youths as being perspective criminals. In the absence of stringent oversight, police powers to detain people who are not suspected of any crime whatsoever could be misused against minority populations and poor people.

Consider what happened to a police officer in New York when he reported corruption in the New York Police Department. This could also happen in other places to other people: "NYPD Officer Sent To Psych Ward By Superiors After Reporting Corruption" 
http://gawker.com/5892115/nypd-officer-sent-to-psych-ward-by-superiors-after-reporting-corruption

According to the news video above, people who are detained under this law in Arizona are taken for psychological evaluations and not to jails or prisons where 1.25 million mentally ill Americans wrongly endure incarceration as criminals. At no point should people be jailed in the absence of a crime. Pre-crime arrests are immoral and illegal according to the U.S. Constitution and Human Rights Law.

Reference: TheDailySheeple.com
http://www.thedailysheeple.com/pre-crime-police-target-mental-health_062014
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Mary Neal, Director
Human Rights for Prisoners March<
http://HumanRightsforPrisonersMarch.blogspot.com
Email address:
MaryLovesJustice@gmail.com
Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill ("AIMI")
http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/aimi
AIMI's broadcast on Blogtalkradio, 9pm PDT on Wednesdays
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/nnia1
Website about my brother: Wrongful Death of Larry Neal
http://WrongfulDeathofLarryNeal.com/main.html
Follow our "Dog Justice for Mentally Ill" blog
http://DogJusticeforMentallyIll.blogspot.com

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. This happens to mentally ill Americans routinely in the nation's jails and prisons. 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.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Random Killings of Disabled Americans

This article will carry news of random deaths of mentally challenged Americans. Please come back regularly as the death toll grows pretty rapidly. If you learn about individuals who should be added, please comment about them in the comments field below. The 2014 deaths will be added to this article. If we include prior years, the article will be much, much too long, but please feel free to add deaths from prior years to the comments field.



LAPD officers fatally shot an unarmed, mentally challenged black man, Ezell Ford, 25, in his back just days after Michael Brown was murdered by police in Missouri. Witnesses conveyed what happened:

Aug. 11, 2014 -- "They laid him out, and for whatever reason, they shot him in the back, knowing, mentally, he has complications. Every officer in this area, from the Newton Division, knows that—that this child has mental problems," the man said. "The excessive force … there was no purpose for it. The multiple shootings in the back while he’s laying down? No. Then when the mom comes, they don’t try to console her … they pull the billy clubs out."
http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/08/unarmed_black_man_ezell_ford_shot_by_police_in_la.html


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June 15, 2014 - Two Dallas police officers on leave after mentally ill man shot, killed ~ DALLAS — A 38-year-old man was shot and killed in the doorway of his mother's Oak Cliff home Saturday morning by the very people called to help him. Investigators are reviewing video from body cameras the officers were wearing at the time of the incident. Sources say it's the first Dallas police shooting captured by body cameras.

"My neighbor said when she got here he was face down in a pool of blood HANDCUFFED," said Harrison, Jason Harrison's brother.

“I just really wish that he could have got the help that we've really been trying to get for him so that maybe it could have had a different outcome,” Harrison said. “We'll never know.”

This is an excerpt from the full article at the url below:
http://www.khou.com/news/texas-news/2-Dallas-police-officers-on-leave-after-mentally-ill-man-shot-killed-263216691.html
Jason Harrison had only one prior arrest when charged with harassment of a public servant in January 2014.
http://www.txopenreports.com/records/23496585/jason++harrison


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FAMILY CALLED 911 FOR HELP WITH THEIR SPECIAL NEEDS DAUGHTER; COPS SHOWED UP AND SHOT HER DEAD ~ June 5, 2014 - Neighbors claim 18-year-old Yanira Serrano was shot in her back. The victim's brother, Tiny Serrano, told reporters that the family called 911 requesting paramedics because his sister had not taken her medication. “Instead they decided to send a deputy to the house,” he said.
http://www.infowars.com/family-calls-911-for-help-with-special-needs-daughter-cops-show-up-and-shoot-her-dead/

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James Kenneth Embry

On January 13, James Embry, a mentally ill inmate, died by starvation in Kentucky State Penitentiary. According to the report of the internal investigation, Embry stopped taking medications for anxiety in May 2013. Seven months later, he told the lead prison psychologist, Jean Hinkebein, on Dec. 3 that he felt anxious and paranoid and wanted to restart those medications. But the psychologist concluded Embry didn't have any significant mental health issues even though Embry repeatedly talked about wanting to hurt himself. Hinkebein and an associate considered his comments vague, and his request for medication was denied. Soon after that, Embry stopped eating. Read the entire AP article about Embry's demise at


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Another one is gone already ! "Homeless Man Falls To His Death From Skid Row Rooftop After Police Taser Him" ~ Carlos Ocana, 54, a transient whose friends said he had mental health problems, was killed by LAPD officers and a SWAT team. The homeless man died after falling from a rooftop after he was Tasered by police officers. His death in May hadn't received much attention, but downtown residents and supporters showed up to a community meeting on July 2, 2014, demanding officers to change the way they treat the mentally ill on Skid Row. This comes on the heels of an LAPD officer describing Skid Row as being in a "mental health state of emergency" and an "outdoor asylum without walls." 
http://laist.com/2014/07/03/homeless_man_falls_to_his_death.php 
Thank you for the news, Nancy Lockhart


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Chicago jailers laughed while fatally tasing Phillip Coleman, a mentally ill man, 16 times. CHICAGO, IL — An investigation regarding the in-custody death of a mentally ill man has revealed that police tasered him a total of 16 times while shackled. Video shows that police used the taser as a compliance tool in a jail cell and were laughing during the incident. The man was also tased repeatedly as he was taken to court and then to the hospital, until he died. Coleman's father put his own body between his son and police guns during Coleman's lunacy arrest. "I told them [police] that my son was having an emotional breakdown, and could they please take him to the hospital,” recalled Percy, himself a retired police chief. “And that’s when one of the officers said, ‘We do not do hospitals, we do jail.’ Unbelievable.”
http://www.policestateusa.com/2014/philip-coleman/

Prison Reform Movement published an article focused on inmate deaths in Florida.

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
3 more Florida inmate deaths prompt 3 more investigations
Inmate’s gassing death detailed in Florida DOC whistle-blower complaint
Prisoner: I cleaned up skin of inmate scalded in shower; human-rights groups call for federal intervention
Under fire, Florida prisons changing policy on death investigations
2 years later, Florida keeps lid on prison death details
After latest death, Florida prison system faces more scrutiny
Staff at a Miami-Dade prison tormented, abused mentally ill inmates, former worker says
Behind bars, a brutal and unexplained death


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Paragraph 1 repeated: This article will carry news of random deaths of mentally challenged Americans. Please come back regularly as the death toll grows pretty rapidly. If you learn about individuals who should be added, please comment about them in the comments field below. The 2014 deaths will be added to this article. If we include prior years, the article will be much, much too long, but please feel free to add deaths from prior years to the comments field.
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Thank you for giving Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill.
Mary Neal, director
Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill ("AIMI")
AIMI's broadcast on Blogtalkradio, 9pm PDT on Wednesdays
Website about my brother: Wrongful Death of Larry Neal
Follow our "Dog Justice for Mentally Ill" blog

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. This happens to mentally ill Americans routinely in the nation's jails and prisons. 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.

Wrongful Conviction of Mark Bowles



Diana Sprouse sent us an urgent message: "He slit his throat!" Her son, Mark Bowles, is on his way now to the hospital. He was convicted by a jury yesterday that was denied hearing any defense Mark could have given for allegedly assaulting a nurse in his hospital room. Actually, he frightened the nurse in St. Cloud Hospital who fell and bumped her own head. Mark did not touch her. The veteran had an epileptic crisis after coming out of a coma caused by a traumatic brain injury he suffered while fighting off a jail inmate who wanted to rape him. The jury was allowed to know none of this. All defenses related to Mark's diminished capacity were reportedly squashed by Judge Frank Kundrat. The jury reportedly sent questions to the court, including: 1) Was Mark Bowles mentally ill? 2) Was Mark Bowles on medication that may have contributed to his offenses? The answer for both questions was yes, but the judge refused to allow answers for the jury questions.

The USA presently has more than 1.25 million mentally ill inmates. The wrongful conviction of Mark Bowles, a U.S. veteran and epileptic patient, helps explain how it happened.

APPARENTLY, AMERICAN MEN HAVE NO PROTECTED RIGHT TO REFUSE GAY SEX. Mark Bowles was in the hospital recovering after a coma caused by traumatic brain injuries allegedly delivered by an inmate in Anoka County Jail who was enraged when Mark resisted rape. The jury was not allowed to hear about that either. (See their photographs above.) Read and hear the entire story (with a radio interview) at "Mark Bowles: Prosecuted for Epileptic Seizures"
http://dogjusticeformentallyill.blogspot.com/2014/06/mark-bowles-prosecuted-for-epileptic.html

MORE BREAKING NEWS: Diana reports that 20 psychiatric inpatient facilities have refused to admit Mark after speaking with Stearns County Judge Frank Kundrat, because of Mark's recent convictions of felony assaults on medical staff at St Cloud Hospital. Obviously the judge wants Mark to have no option except jail. (Pennsylvania judges who wrongly sentenced children to their friends private prison facilities in exchange for a substantial "finder's fee" come to mind.)


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Thank you for giving Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill.
Mary Neal, director
Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill ("AIMI")
AIMI's broadcast on Blogtalkradio, 9pm PDT on Wednesdays
Website about my brother: Wrongful Death of Larry Neal
Follow our "Dog Justice for Mentally Ill" blog

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. This happens to mentally ill Americans routinely in the nation's jails and prisons. What happened to Larry Neal?
Mentally Ill Americans Need Dog Justice. Treat mental illness medically, not legally. Please advocate for Congress to pass H.R.3717 - Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act. Try to elect people who support human rights and justice for all, not prison profits by criminalizing brain disorders. Note how representatives support this bill, and ask candidates whether they support it.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

You can only save one: Terrell Scott

UPDATED June 27, 2014 and July 12, 2014

YOU CAN ONLY SAVE ONE OF THESE MENTALLY ILL AMERICANS. Only one of these men is still alive, and he is wrongfully incarcerated in Pennsylvania in grave danger: Terrell Scott (top left). The other three men were already killed by police or corrections officers: Brian Claunch (top right), Kelly Thomas (bottom left), and Larry Neal (bottom right). Please help Holly Alston save her son.


Brian Claunch was killed by police who answered a call at his Texas care home. Claunch was a double amputee sitting in his wheelchair with a ballpoint ink pen as his only weapon. Police shot and killed the mentally, physically disabled man. Officers were not charged.

Kelly Thomas was killed by six Fullerton, California officers. He was an unarmed, homeless man who begged for his life while he was beaten by police into a coma. He died days later in the hospital. Two of the officers were charged and tried for murder but were not convicted.

Larry Neal was secretly arrested (kidnapped) and killed on the 18th day of secret incarceration in Memphis Shelby County Jail. Police repeatedly lied to Larry's family and social worker and denied having him in custody for almost three weeks while he was used for scientific experiments, water boarding training, or otherwise misused. The jail and the United States Department of Justice refuse to release records as to how and why Larry Neal was secretly arrested and murdered.

Terrell Scott was arrested and held without trial for 4.5 years in Pennsylvania. He was deemed too sick for trial but sane enough to plea bargain on false charges. Terrell was brutally beaten, raped, exposed to HIV virus, and subjected to inhumane solitary confinement until he agreed to sign the plea bargain. When he did, he was released on March 5, 2014. But he was re-arrested on June 5, 2014 on a new false charge and remains imprisoned now. Scott reported to his mother that Judge Zito signed an Order to incarcerate him for six months in the prison's drug/alcohol unit although Scott has never taken a drug test, never failed a drug test, and was never arrested in connection with drugs or alcohol. Scott was again denied a trial. Holly Alston called and spoke to a prison official over that detox floor and was told that Scott's placement there was an error that has now been corrected.

The mentally ill young man was arrested in June on false charges alleging probation violation. Scott was charged with missing two probation appointments that were scheduled for days before he was released from prison and one date while Scott was committed to a mental hospital. Scott was arrested at the mental hospital where he was undergoing treatment for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) resulting from his trauma while imprisoned 4.5 years without trial. Scott is so depressed to find himself back in prison, innocent of any crime, that he told his mother that he may not be able to make it this time.

YOU CAN ONLY SAVE ONE OF THESE MENTALLY ILL AMERICANS. Only one of these men is still alive, and he is wrongfully incarcerated in Pennsylvania in grave danger: Terrell Scott (top left). The other three men were already killed by police or corrections officers: Brian Claunch (top right), Kelly Thomas (bottom left), and Larry Neal (bottom right). Please help Holly Alston save her son. Scott's probation violation hearing is scheduled for June 27.

June 27, 2014 UPDATE: Terrell Scott's hearing was postponed until Wednesday, July 2, 2014. His probation officer was reportedly unavailable for the hearing due to a family emergency. Scott was unable to be assigned a public defender. His treacherous former attorney, Glennis L Clark, Esq., who did not bother to show up for his client's first probation hearing, has refused to remove his name as the acting attorney. He was fired two weeks ago by Terrell's grandfather, who paid for his legal services. The family assumes Clark remains on record as legal counsel on this case simply to block Scott from having adequate representation.

July 12, 2014 UPDATE: Clark finally excused himself as Scott's attorney, and he was appointed a legal counsel. Alston reports that when she asked for Scott's legal file from Clark, his assistant said the file was not available because Clark was "not through removing documents from it." This was reportedly said before a witness and is obviously illegal. Scott had another hearing this week, and Judge Zito claimed there was nothing in Scott's file about his mental illness, which is astonishing. According to his mother, Pennsylvania planned to levy 40 new charges to excuse Scott's imprisonment - discovered by reading Scott's information online. Realizing that would necessitate a trial (which Scott has never had and is not expected to ever receive), Judge Zito allegedly claimed at the hearing that Scott must be imprisoned because he is mentally ill and suicidal. If that happens, Scott will be the first American we know about who was removed from a mental hospital and imprisoned for the "crime" of being mentally ill.

The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is missing in action regarding its duty to protect persons with mental health disabilities from prison investors, with its $5.1 billion budget for 2014 (your tax money). The U.S. Department of Justice also abdicates its responsibilities to protect Americans with disabilities and allows prison investors to wrongly incarcerate 1.25 million mentally ill people in brutal and often deadly circumstances - IF they survive the lunacy arrests. Mentally ill Americans are routinely denied treatment to await crimes (including misdemeanors like vagrancy and panhandling) to excuse imprisonment. However, Terrell Scott may be the first citizen who was actually removed from a psychiatric facility in order to generate prison profits.

Read about SAMHSA at an article by Dj Jaffe, Director of Mental Illness Policy Org.:
http://dogjusticeformentallyill.blogspot.com/2014/04/samhsa-blocks-mental-health-treatment.html


More about Terrell Scott's case is in the article entitled "Mom Dies in PA Debtors Prison"
http://humanrightsforprisonersmarch.blogspot.com/2014/06/mom-dies-in-pa-debtors-prison.html


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Thank you for giving Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill.
Mary Neal, director
Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill ("AIMI")
AIMI's broadcast on Blogtalkradio, 9pm PDT on Wednesdays
Website about my brother: Wrongful Death of Larry Neal
Follow our "Dog Justice for Mentally Ill" blog

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. This happens to mentally ill Americans routinely in the nation's jails and prisons. What happened to Larry Neal?

Mentally Ill Americans Need Dog Justice. Treat mental illness medically, not legally. Please advocate for Congress to pass H.R.3717 - Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act. Try to elect people who support human rights and justice for all, not help prison profiteers by criminalizing brain disorders. Note which representatives support this bill, and please vote accordingly. We only need humane representatives.

Brain-injured vet's story hidden at G+?

Why do cyber stalkers at Google+ want to hide what is being done to U.S. veteran Mark Bowles? Notice that this post was dated December 31, 1969, a date before personal computers existed. Please don't hide what is happening to Mark Bowles and other veterans with mental illness. They don't deserve to be imprisoned for brain injuries.

MaryLovesJustice Neal

Shared publicly  -  Dec 31, 1969
 
Mark Bowles, a 32-year-old veteran, was jailed for misdemeanors caused by mental illness. He was sexually assaulted and sought help from jail officials, who ignored his report. He was attacked by the would-be rapist and resisted, but suffered a traumatic head injury. His attacker was not charged, but Mark faces prison for frightening a nurse while having an epileptic seizure in the hospital. Trial is on June 24 in Minneapolis. SAVE MARK BOWLES FROM PRISON INVESTORS. See Mark before being attacked, comatose in the hospital, and his alleged attacker in three photos below.
http://dogjusticeformentallyill.blogspot.com/2014/06/mark-bowles-prosecuted-for-epileptic.html
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Mark Bowles: Prosecuted for Epileptic Seizures

UPDATE June 26, 2014: Diana Sprouse sent me a message: "He slit his throat!" Her son, Mark Bowles, is on his way now to the hospital. He was convicted by a jury yesterday that was denied hearing any defense Mark could have given for allegedly assaulting a nurse in his hospital room. Actually, he frightened the nurse who fell and bumped her own head. Mark did not touch her. The veteran had an epileptic crisis after coming out of a coma caused by a traumatic brain injury he suffered while fighting off a jail inmate who wanted to rape him. The jury was allowed to know none of this. All defenses related to Mark's diminished capacity were reportedly squashed by Judge Frank Kundrat. The jury reportedly sent questions to the court, including: 1) Was Mark Bowles mentally ill? 2) Was Mark Bowles on medication that may have contributed to his offenses? The judge refused answers to the jury questions.

America presently has more than 1.25 million mentally ill inmates. The wrongful conviction of Mark Bowles, a U.S. veteran and epileptic patient, helps explain how it happened.

APPARENTLY, AMERICAN MEN HAVE NO PROTECTED RIGHT TO REFUSE GAY SEX.

Nazi Germany isolated and exterminated over 300,000 people, including children, labeled with mental illness before beginning its genocide of Jews, Africans, and dissidents. America has 1.25 million prisoners labeled as being mentally challenged. Minnesota resident Mark Bowles, 32, has been designated to join them.

Did you EVER hear of a person facing trial for frightening a nurse while hospitalized for a traumatic brain injury and having epileptic seizures? We spoke with Diana, the mother of such a defendant, this week. Mark's trial date is scheduled for June 24. Please give your opinion on this atrocity in the comments field below. Should taxpayers' money be used to PUNISH people with brain disorders who have seizures?

Radio Interview
Mark Bowles' mother, Diana Sprouse, was our guest on "Human Rights Demand" at 3pm EDT Saturday, June 14. Listen to live and taped broadcast "Release the Innocent" on Blogtalkradio at
http://hosts.blogtalkradio.com/humanrightsdemand/2014/06/14/release-the-innocent
Hospital patients should not be arrested for having an epileptic crisis that frightens their nurses. Jail inmates should not be accosted and given a traumatic brain injury by other inmates who plan to rape them even after the threatened inmates report that threat to guards and request help. Every Saturday, call in to speak with the host at (347) 857-3293.

Background
Mark was admitted to St. Cloud Hospital following a brain injury resulting from brutality during an attempted rape by an inmate in Anoka County Jail. Mark was arrested there on a warrant for punching a hole in a wall at Anoka State Hospital and other misdemeanor offenses arising out of his mental illness. A large prisoner named Darcy T. Lewis allegedly tried to rape Mark and became enraged when he was rejected. Mark had previously reported to jail officials that Darcy made sexual threats to him, but the jail did nothing even though Darcy had allegedly stuck his hand between Mark's buttocks and announced plans to rape him. Mark avoided Darcy, who enjoyed taunting Mark.

Finally one day, Darcy, who is a large man, tried to pull Mark into a shower, and Mark resisted. A fight ensued during which Darcy continually pounded Mark's head with his heavy fists. Darcy also shoved Mark against a staircase, which was traumatized Mark's already injured spine. Corrections sprayed the inmates with mace and Tasered them. Although the confrontation was videotaped, Darcy was not prosecuted. Mark was left comatose. Nobody in Mark's condition should have been released from a hospital, much less arrested. Mark is pictured in a coma in the photo below (click on photos to enlarge them).
(Mark Comatose)

Mark also suffers from PTSD, a personality disorder, and epilepsy, diagnosed when he was a child. Mark's mother begged St. Cloud Hospital staff to allow her to stay with her son in his hospital room because Mark needed his mother to keep him calm and redirect him, but the hospital refused. The next morning, St. Cloud Hospital called and instructed Diane to rush back to the hospital. Upon arriving, Diane was informed that Mark would be arrested for attempting to assault medical personnel during a crisis and that police were on the way. She was commanded to help Mark get dressed for jail. The very sick young man was secured in a wheel chair and transported.

Officers of the court involved in the wrongful prosecution of Mark Bowles are: 
Defendant: Gregory MARK Bowles
Stearns County District Court
Seventh Judicial District
Case# 73-CR-13-3289
Jury Trial: June 24, 2014, 9am
815 Courthouse Square Room 113
St Cloud, Minnesota
Judge Frank Kundrat
Telephone conference between attorneys and Judge Kundrat scheduled for June 17.
DEFENSE ATTORNEY: Wanda R. Gierman, public defender
Email: giermanlaw@gmail.com
Address: Wanda R. Gierman
St. Cloud Business Center
14 North Seventh Avenue
St Cloud, Mn 56303
1-320-259-4004
1-763-442-3433
Fax 1-320-259-4011

BEFORE Mark's incarceration and traumatic brain injury, he was a college student who enjoyed nature.
(Mark Outside)

Although Mark uses a wheel chair now, he has started recovery. He had to relearn reading and writing, feeding himself, and dressing. Sometimes he is absolutely silent for days, and other days he is able to speak. Please do not allow prison investors to victimize him again for having a brain disorder that caused his health crisis. Mark wears shades inside because his eyes are very sensitive to light. He still has brain damage. In fact, Mark's entire brain is shrinking now (generalized brain atrophy).
(Mark in Wheel Chair)

In addition to having a brain injury, mental illness and epilepsy, Mark is unable to walk distances now because of a severe back injury that was aggravated during his assault in Anoka County Jail. At times he cannot stand. How do you think Mark would fare in prison among hardened criminals and unsympathetic corrections officers? See an X-ray of Mark's back:
(Mark's Back X-ray)

See another photograph of Mark in happier days. Mark poses in a photo taken before his brain injury. Treatment and his mother's loving care are what Mark needs. He has already come a long way.
(Mark Bowles)

Mentally ill people are often brutalized and murdered behind bars, where it is substantially easier to hide abuses of power. Occasionally, news about extreme brutality of mentally ill inmates manages to reach the public despite cover-ups: Jerome Murdough was baked to death in Riker's Island Jail; Darrin Rainey was scalded to death in a Dade Correctional Facility's shower; Larry Neal was murdered after 18 days of secret arrest in Memphis; James Embry was starved to death in a Kentucky prison; Carlos Umana starved to death in a Utah jail; and Kathia Casseus, 16, a retarded child, was put on birth control, presumably to prevent pregnancy from rapes by male guards and prison administrators. She died from side effects caused by her Ortho patch alone in solitary where she was tossed for complaining of pain and breathing problems. These are only a few examples of inmate murders that happen continuously to the mentally ill behind bars.

Sometimes, guards and other inmates rape and beat mentally ill prisoners. People with serious mental illness are often warehoused in torturous solitary confinement for their own protection. Is this what you want for Mark? Below is a photo of Darcy T. Lewis, the man who allegedly caused Mark's traumatic head injury.

The United States Department of Justice (USDOJ) is responsible for protecting institutionalized persons like Mark was when he was brutalized in a Minnesota jail. The USDOJ is also charged with protecting the rights of Americans with disabilities. Should this government continue to allow brain damaged and mentally challenged people to be victimized for the sake of corporate prison profits? Please call the USDOJ like I will at (202) 514.2000 and insist that Mark Bowles, a disabled American, be protected from prison heartless investors.

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UPDATE June 26, 2014: Diana Sprouse sent me a message: "He slit his throat!" Her son, Mark Bowles, is on his way now to the hospital. He was convicted by a jury yesterday that was denied hearing any defense Mark could have given for allegedly assaulting a nurse in his hospital room. Actually, he frightened the nurse who fell and bumped her own head. Mark did not touch her. The veteran had an epileptic crisis after coming out of a coma caused by a traumatic brain injury he suffered while fighting off a jail inmate who wanted to rape him. The jury was allowed to know none of this. All defenses related to Mark's diminished capacity were reportedly squashed by Judge Frank Kundrat. The jury reportedly sent questions to the court, including: 1) Was Mark Bowles mentally ill? 2) Was Mark Bowles on medication that may have contributed to his offenses? The judge refused answers to the jury questions.

America presently has more than 1.25 million mentally ill inmates. The wrongful conviction of Mark Bowles, a U.S. veteran and epileptic patient, helps explain how it happened.

APPARENTLY, AMERICAN MEN HAVE NO PROTECTED RIGHT TO REFUSE GAY SEX.

Nazi Germany isolated and exterminated over 300,000 people labeled with mental illness before beginning genocide of Jews, Africans, and dissidents. America currently has 1.25 million prisoners labeled as being mentally challenged. Mark Bowels has been designated to join them.

Did you EVER hear of a person facing trial for frightening a nurse while hospitalized for a traumatic brain injury and having epileptic seizures? We will speak with Diane, the mother of such a defendant, this week. The date and time for Diane's interview will be added to this article. Mark's trial date is scheduled for June 24. Please give your opinion on this atrocity in the comments field below. Should taxpayers' money be used to PUNISH people with brain disorders who have seizures? Mark was admitted to Mercy Hospital following a brain injury resulting from brutality by inmates. See a picture taken during his hospitalization:
(Mark at Mercy)

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Thank you for giving Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill.
Mary Neal, director
MaryLovesJustice@gmail.com
Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill ("AIMI")
AIMI's broadcast on Blogtalkradio, 9pm PDT on Wednesdays
Website about my brother: Wrongful Death of Larry Neal
Follow our "Dog Justice for Mentally Ill" blog

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. This happens to mentally ill Americans routinely in the nation's jails and prisons. What happened to Larry Neal?


Mentally Ill Americans Need Dog Justice. Treat mental illness medically, not legally. Please advocate for Congress to pass H.R.3717 - Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act. Try to elect people who support human rights and justice for all, not prison profits by criminalizing brain disorders. Note how representatives support this bill, and ask candidates whether they support it.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Terrell Scott Re-Arrested on Indefensible Charges

1.  Terrell Scott's present imprisonment is the most blatant evidence of mentally ill Americans being victimized for being sick that this advocate has ever encountered. Scott was re-arrested on June 5 for failing to keep appointments with his probation office although he was committed to a mental hospital at the time. His crime is apparently that he never learned astral projection - the ability to appear two places simultaneously. Prison profiteers in the Pennsylvania justice system need a psych evaluation. This article was updated June 21, 2014, and again on June 27, 2014.

2.  In 2009, two veteran judges in Pennsylvania courts were charged with corruption after confessing to accepting $2.6m for railroading children into private juvenile facilities. The same thing is happening to the mentally ill and poor people in Pennsylvania, probably because whereas one of the judges was charged and sentenced, nothing at all happened to the prison owners, and this writer does not know about the second judge. Bribing judges is criminal, but the owners of the private prison facilities who conspired with the judges were spared prosecution, as far as I know.

3.  Terrell Scott was arrested off the word of a Caucasian woman who he exposed as being an abusive, negligent mother who enjoyed sex with underage black boys. When he reported her children's abuse to Pennsylvania authorities, Terrell's allegations were thoroughly investigated and found to be true. The children were removed from Crystal's custody. Months later, apparently missing her child support and blaming Terrell, Crystal went to officials and said that Terrell Scott had abused her children. No proof was offered, and Terrell Scott was never allowed to defend himself against the charges in court.

4.  Falsely accusing mentally ill people and black youths of crimes that never happened, then denying trial, is America's new prison profiteering game plan. Victims like Terrell Scott are held indefinitely without trials for years in torturous conditions unless and until they agree to sign false confessions and plea bargain. This happens throughout the United States, and it will continue and worsen unless Americans take a stand against the blatant denial of our constitutional right to a fair, public, speedy trial-by-jury as laid out in the Sixth Amendment.

5.  Shannon Nyamodi, an innocent black youth, age 20, was detained in Franklin County Jail in torturous solitary confinement for most two years, presumably to help the state avoid prosecuting a white youth who may have done the crime for which Nyamodi was arrested. Nyamodi's own attorney, Mike Klinkosum, helped North Carolina avoid taking his case to trial. For some reason, the North Carolina Department of Corrections suddenly transferred Nyamodi away from Franklin County Jail to another correctional facility last month, which finally relieved Nyamodi of torturous solitary confinement. 

6.  The first thing that Nyamodi did upon transfer was to fire his corrupt attorney, who had asked for a continuance rather than taking his client's case to trial despite having charged Nyamodi's family a king's ransom for his defense. Nyamodi (who was also apparently denied mail privileges in Franklin County Jail as well as visitors and telephone calls) mailed the termination letter to Klinkosum and filed a copy with the court. Mysteriously, Nyamodi was transferred right back to Franklin County Jail last week, and Klinkosum was able to extract his signature on a plea bargain the same day. The trauma of being sent back to his torture chamber must have robbed Nyamodi of his last resistance, which was the apparent plan.

7.  This week, a Florida judge actually interrupted court and engaged in a fist fight with a defense attorney who demanded his client's right to a speedy trial. Many judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys are prison investors, but the Florida defendant's case was apparently assigned to an honest public defender who wanted justice for his client, unlike Mike Klinkosum and Terrell Scott's attorney, Phil Lauer. See a film of the Florida judge vs. public defender below.

8.  Indefinite detention with trials denied ordinarily happens to black youths like Nyamodi or mentally ill Americans like Terrell Scott, because those defendants are most susceptible to intimidation. Mississippi has two mentally ill black men imprisoned and awaiting trials for seven and eight years. Apparently, the Mississippi inmates were not tortured as effectively as Nyamodi and Scott were.

9.  Terrell Scott was beaten so badly while imprisoned that he allegedly lost his hearing in one ear and his eyesight in one eye, and his jaw is misaligned. Terrell was made the cellmate of an HIV-positive inmate whose colostomy bag would overfill with infected urine and blood that spilled onto the floor of their small cell. Terrell had to clean the floor without latex gloves. Terrell was spat upon in his eyes with HIV-infected saliva, then tried to commit suicide because he knew he had been exposed to the HIV virus on top of being indefinitely detained without trial. Terrell was in a coma for a period of time. When Terrell recovered, he was thrown into torturous solitary confinement. 

10.  Scott withstood unbearable torture during five years of incarceration with trial denied after reporting child abuse that was investigated and found to be happening to Crystal's children. When the court calendared a trial date for Scott, either Phil Lauer, who was Scott's attorney, would ask for a continuance or the prosecutor would claim falsely that Scott was in a mental hospital and unavailable for trial. The prosecutor told this lie although Scott was imprisoned and awaiting his opportunity defend himself before a jury of his peers. 

11. No punitive action was taken against either officer of the court for conspiring to prevent due process of law for Terrell Scott, who is now back in prison for the "crime" of missing probation meetings, two while he was still incarcerated and one while he was committed to a mental hospital being treated for PTSD caused by the Pennsylvania injustice system. A hearing on Terrell's probation violation charge is scheduled for June 27.

12. Incredibly, Terrell's family retained yet another corrupt attorney to represent him. Glennis L. Clark, Esq. did not even bother to show up for his client's first hearing, but what he did do was outrageous. Terrell Scott reported to his mother that Clark prepared an Order that Judge Zito signed ordering Terrell into prison for six months as a drug/alcohol offender. Terrell has never used street drugs or alcohol. Neither has he ever failed a drug test or been charged with any violations regarding drunkenness or illegal drugs. Terrell is mentally ill and was at risk for abuse from inmates who are drug addicts and detoxing. 

13.  The U.S. justice system refuses to respect the human rights of mentally disabled people. My brother, Larry Neal, was secretly arrested and murdered in Memphis Shelby County Jail in 2003. His wrongful death was denied any inquest, investigation, and explanation, and his family is denied records about his fatal arrest. This happened although Shelby County Jail had already been sued by the USA for its pattern of abusing inmates' civil rights and placed under the jurisdiction of the United States Department of Justice (USDOJ). When Larry was murdered, the USDOJ helped to cover-up the inmate's death rather than following the proper protocol. Larry's family endured lawyer fraud by The (Johnnie) Cochran Firm, which defrauded the Neals to keep the secret murder out of civil court, and we have been been financially persecuted, intimidated, and censored for nearly eleven years to keep Larry Neal's kidnapping and murder a government secret. 

14.  With the recent unexplained jailhouse death of Eileen DiNino, 55, of Reading, we learned that Pennsylvania is also locking up poor women, white and black, for small fines having to do with truant children. This is a cruel, lawless society where our most vulnerable citizens, people who lack wealth and sick people, are mistreated mercilessly by greedy infidels over the justice system who have no respect for God's law or man's. Debtors prisons are illegal, but that does not stop lawless prison investors. People must resist the tendency to tolerate injustices without resistance until they are themselves abused. Apathy is like a fertilizer for lawlessness.

15.  I numbered the TWENTY-ONE (21) paragraphs in this article to discourage stalkers (also known as "vengeful librarians") who ordinarily ignore my right to freedom of press and remove text and photos from my blog articles and hide my radio broadcasts. Stalkers are working right now to hide or corrupt the url to our Wednesday AIMI radio broadcasts at the signature line beneath this article. Our "Human Rights for Prisoners March" Blogtalkradio show taped on May 19 was offline for weeks, and some friends have complained that they are still not allowed to hear it. The show features two psychologists and an international human rights lawyer discussing ways to reduce America's 67.5 percent recidivism rate. Prison investors do not want recidivism reduced. I am censored to impede advocacy against colossal crimes by prison investors, police departments, and the federal government that happen regularly the United States of America.

16. More urls will be added to this article to prove allegations made herein. See in my censored blog, "Human Rights for Prisoners March," at "Pay Bond to Avoid Indefinite Detention" 
http://humanrightsforprisonersmarch.blogspot.com/2014/05/pay-bond-to-avoid-indefinite-detention.html

17. A Florida judge became enraged when public defender refused to waive his client's right to a speedy trial and invited the attorney into the hall to fight. The judge allegedly beat the attorney's head. As the courtroom filled with the sound of forceful blows, the lawyer could be heard crying, "Alright! Alright!" http://youtu.be/rMWlQmea-I0




18.  Apparently, Terrell Scott was again double-crossed by his own attorney. The entire family is suffering from Legal Abuse Syndrome. Holly's father, who hired Phil Lauer, also hired Glennis L. Clark, the defense attorney who did not show up at Scott's first hearing on the probation violation charge. Scott's grandfather left his sickbed and went to the lawyer's office to fire him but was told Clark was not available. The frustration may have contributed to his need for emergency heart surgery last week. Holly Alston, who is still young, had a heart attack during the two months that Terrell was out of prison because of a continuous onslaught against her family by Pennsylvania officials. 

19.  CPS has apparently joined the persecution campaign and threatens Holly's youngest son, Kai, who is 10. (This will be covered in another article.) Treacherous defense attorneys made it necessary for Scott's family to try to manage his defense themselves although they have little knowledge about legal matters. Holly called the prison and was told that Scott should not have been on the detox floor, and he is now back with the general population. A young man like Scott could be worth millions over the course of his lifetime to prison investors, guilt or innocence notwithstanding. This family desperately needs an attorney who is NOT a prison profiteer, if Pennsylvania has any.

20. This article was updated June 23, 2014. This writer notes CoIntelPro interference and will therefore reproduce this article several times in other blogs and send it to other independent news sources for re-publishing. Mary Neal is as determined to have freedom of press as Holly Alston is to keep her family together in 21st century America, which has allegedly entered a post-racial era that no blacks noticed.

21. June 27, 2014 UPDATE: Terrell Scott's hearing was postponed until Wednesday, July 2, 2014. His probation officer was reportedly unavailable for the hearing due to a family emergency. Scott was unable to be assigned a public defender. His treacherous former attorney, Glennis L Clark, Esq., who did not bother to show up for his client's first probation hearing, has refused to remove his name as the acting attorney. He was fired two weeks ago by Terrell's grandfather, who paid for his legal services. The family assumes Clark remains on record as legal counsel on this case simply to block Scott from having adequate representation. More about Terrell Scott's case is in the article entitled "Mom Dies in PA Debtors Prison"
http://humanrightsforprisonersmarch.blogspot.com/2014/06/mom-dies-in-pa-debtors-prison.html

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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. But this happens to mentally ill Americans routinely in the nation's jails and prisons. What happened to Larry Neal?

Mentally Ill Americans Need Dog Justice. Treat mental illness medically, not legally. Advocate for U.S. Congress to pass H.R.3717 - Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act. Try to elect people who support human rights and justice for all, not prison profiteers.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Damion Hayes: Life Sentence for Mental Illness

OCCUPY the U.S. Congress. Ask representatives to pass H.R.3717, Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act (a handy link is provided below). You do not have to have a mentally ill loved one to care. Families in Santa Barbara did not think mental illness was their problem, either, but it was. Condolences to grieving families, and may victims of assault have a speedy recovery.  http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml

Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill Blogtalkradio show featured Fred Hayes, father of mentally ill inmate, Damion Hayes, Wednesday, June 4, at 9pm Pacific. 

Mr. Hayes said, "My son shouldn't be in the Florida prison where he has been for 14 years for an assault committed while having a mental health crisis. I will NOT give up the fight for his freedom and treatment. I stand not for Damion only but for all mentally ill inmates in America." 


PETITION: Save Florida Inmate Damion Hayes from SHU 

Hear the taped radio show at the link below. We were joined by Ms. Lillian Eaglefeather, who is the mother of Paul, another a mentally ill American. Each Wednesday night in June, please call (818)572.2947 to speak to Mr. Hayes and other guests. Ask questions or comment on this father's mission to help save his son and other mentally ill Americans. 
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/nnia1/2014/06/05/assistance-to-the-incarcerated-mentally-ill 

Family portrait of Damion (left) with his family

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hayes are the parents of two sons. The oldest grew up to become a law enforcement officer with the Sheriff's Department. Damion, their youngest, developed schizophrenia as a teen. The Hayes family grew alarmed at Damion's violent outbursts, when he would punch holes in their walls with his fists and talk to himself. Before Damion's mental health crisis resulted in an assault on a neighbor, Mr. Hayes took Damion to a mental health center for evaluation and treatment. Damion was kept for two days only, and he was released to his father without any appointment for additional psychiatric treatment and with no prescriptions for psychiatric medication. Not long after that, Damion apparently attacked a middle age neighbor, a woman who was a friend of the family. She was gardening in her yard when the assault happened. The attack was not prompted by any feelings of discord, and it occurred without any discussion between the woman and Damion.

Damion was arrested, tried, and sentenced to LIFE imprisonment. This mentally ill youth was hospitalized for two years to get him "trial ready," then sentenced and imprisoned in a Florida correctional facility. Damion's former cellmate wrote to Mr. Hayes numerous times and told him that his son would talk to himself in the cell at night and have long arguments and even physical confrontations with imaginary enemies. Damion is obviously mentally ill and should be transferred from the prison to which he was overly sentenced for an assault that resulted in no life threatening injuries for his neighbor. Damion should be relocated to a mental hospital and stabilized. Upon release from the hospital, Damion should be placed in an assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) program for his subsistence needs and continuous psychiatric treatment. 

AOT program participants in New York experienced an 85 percent or greater reduction in homelessness, hospitalizations, arrests, and incarceration as compared to their rates three years before entering the Kendra's Law program. AOT programs costs substantially less than incarceration, and community safety is greatly enhanced, as revealed by the reduction in arrests and incarceration among program participants. H.R.3717 has a provision for pilot AOT programs, which have already been certified by the United States Department of Justice.

Damion's arrest photo and information from the Florida DOC

Damion's life was full of promise as a youngster. He is from a middle class Christian family. His father worked in a middle management position until retirement. His mother retired as a civil servant. Damion has a good support base to help him resume wholesome living. He deserves psychiatric treatment, not prison. There are no throwaway people. Damion was wrongly sentenced to life in prison for an assault that (a) resulted from mental illness and (b) caused no catastrophic injuries. Damion's family were amazed when the defense attorney who had charged them $20,000 stood at the end of the prosecutor's case and merely said, "The defense rests." Florida taxpayers were sentenced right along with Damion. Incarcerating this young man indefinitely would cost the State millions of dollars unnecessarily, because many people with schizophrenia respond well to treatment and are able to resume normal lives. Damion's case is being appealed. 

PETITION: Save Florida Inmate Damion Hayes from SHU 

Damion Hayes, age 7

Mary Neal, director
Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill
Dog Justice for Mentally Ill

Repeat of paragraph 1: OCCUPY the U.S. Congress. Ask representatives to pass H.R.3717, Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act (a handy link is provided below). You do not have to have a mentally ill loved one to care. Families in Santa Barbara did not think mental illness was their problem, either, but it was. Condolences to grieving families, and may victims of assault have a speedy recovery.
http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml

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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. But this happens to mentally ill Americans routinely in the nation's jails and prisons. What happened to Larry Neal?
Mentally Ill Americans Need Dog Justice. Treat mental illness medically, not legally.
Advocate for U.S. Congress to pass H.R.3717 - Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act.
Try to elect people who promote human rights and justice for all, not prison profits.