Monday, March 16, 2015

We Demand Dog Justice for Mentally Ill Americans

We demand Dog Justice for Mentally Ill Americans
http://DogJusticeforMentallyIll.blogspot.com

We at Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill (AIMI) perceive that our pleas for human and civil rights of our most vulnerable citizens have fallen on deaf ears. Our relatives, friends, neighbors, and fellow countrymen who have serious mental illness are still being murdered during arrest attempts and as jail and prison inmates. Although America spends whatever is necessary to train military personnel, police and corrections officers still patrol our streets and correctional facilities without crisis intervention team (CIT) training and kill unarmed people experiencing psychiatric crises without any accountability. 



DOG JUSTICE

Too bad you weren't a dog, my brother
In my heart, I cried
Many more people would care about you
And wonder why you died
You had no spots or floppy ears
You never fetched a ball
Instead, you were a human being
But poor, black, and flawe
You died in jail for mental illness
I know down in my heart
Your death would be investigated
If only you could bark
Dog deaths get swift justice
Their abusers are sent to jail
Poor Mama would have closure now
If you'd had a wagging tail
But you were made in God's image
And some day, I have no doubt
The mentally ill and American dogs
Will have at least equal clout
~ by Mary Neal, all rights protected

Inpatient hospital insurance that was wrongly withdrawn from mental patients in the 1970's has never resumed, although deinstitutionalization and reduction of community treatment programs for sick people was a failed experiment that left 1.25 million mental patients to rot in jails and prisons throughout the country at a tremendous expense to taxpayers - over $100 billion annually. In addition, withholding treatment unless and until crimes happen leaves everybody at risk - psychiatric patients, their families, and our communities. We Demand Change Now.

Time is up. We are taking the USA to the U.N. in AIMI vs. USA - http://AIMI-HumanRights.blogspot.com >>No more killing sick, naked veterans, 107-year-old men experiencing old age dementia, petite, middle-age Latino ladies standing alone and vulnerable in their driveways, double amputees in their care homes, and no more prison murders and secret arrests and jail murders. We demand an end to withholding psychiatric treatment in order to await a crime that excuses the arrest of mental patients for avoidable tragedies without any concern about who is hurt. No more racketeering to earn prison profits at the expense of what is just, humane, and safer for our communities. Americans have had enough.

Decriminalize mental illness now. Move it back to being treated as a health condition and away from the criminal justice arena. We demand:

(1) AOT programs (subsistence assistance and mandated treatment),
(2) crisis intervention team (CIT) training for police and corrections officers, and accountability for those who ignore their training to brutalize and kill sick people, and
(3) resumption of Medicaid insurance for psychiatric inpatients, which was stopped in the 1970s and led to the privatization of jails and prisons.

More than 50 percent of the deaths by police on the website "killed by police" were mentally ill victims. Over half the nation's 2.3 million inmates are mentally ill. We recognize that prison investors are allowed to make budgetary decisions and will NOT budget monies necessary to deal fairly with citizens who have serious mental illness, because to do so would reduce the value of their own stock portfolios. No more of this racketeering! Stop the mass arrest and violence against mentally challenged Americans today. Stop subjecting innocent police officers and ordinary citizens to avoidable tragedies to line your own pockets. STOP DOGGIN' US AROUND!


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Thank you for giving Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill.

How can you help? Follow this blog, and share the link to it with your friends. Human and civil rights of persons with mental disabilities in the United States are sometimes treated as being nonexistent. Mentally challenged people are regularly killed by police officers whether they present a threat or not. In addition, many mentally challenged people are tortured and killed behind bars. We won't take any more abuse. Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill is on air every Wednesday beginning March 25, 2015. Call (818)572-2947 to listen or speak on air. Volunteers are needed! Call and write about volunteer positions with AIMI at MaryLovesJustice@gmail.com, phone 678.531.0262 and (571)335-1741 between 12pm and 2:30pm daily, Monday through Friday. Join claimants' conferences by phone on the first weekend of each month at (605) 562-0020, Meeting ID Code: 992-212-650. Please visit our blog about "AIMI vs. USA" at
http://AIMI-humanrights.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. That happens to mentally ill people routinely in the nation's correctional facilities. What happened to Larry Neal? Why are we still asking that question after eleven years? Cover-ups regarding the wrongful deaths of mentally ill inmates are common and vile.
Mentally Ill Americans Need Dog Justice. Treat mental illness medically, not legally. Support the H.R. 3717 "Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act." The U.S. congressional bill by Rep. Tim Murphy provides for crisis intervention team (CIT) training for police and corrections officers, assisted outpatient treatment (AOT), and other needed changes.

2 comments:

MaryLovesJustice Neal said...

We demand Dog Justice for Mentally Ill Americans
http://DogJusticeforMentallyIll.blogspot.com

We at Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill (AIMI) perceive that our pleas for human and civil rights of our most vulnerable citizens have fallen on deaf ears. Our relatives, friends, neighbors, and fellow countrymen who have serious mental illness are still being murdered during arrest attempts and as jail and prison inmates. Although America spends whatever is necessary to train military personnel, police and corrections officers still patrol our streets and correctional facilities without crisis intervention team (CIT) training and kill unarmed people experiencing psychiatric crises without any accountability.

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DOG JUSTICE

Too bad you weren't a dog, my brother
In my heart, I cried
Many more people would care about you
And wonder why you died

You had no spots or floppy ears
You never fetched a ball
Instead, you were a human being
But poor, black, and flawed

You died in jail for mental illness
I know down in my heart
Your death would be investigated
If only you could bark

Dog deaths get swift justice
Their abusers are sent to jail
Poor Mama would have closure now
If you'd had a wagging tail

But you were made in God's image
And some day, I have no doubt
The mentally ill and American dogs
Will have at least equal clout

~ by Mary Neal, all rights protected

Inpatient hospital insurance that was wrongly withdrawn from mental patients in the 1970's has never resumed, although deinstitutionalization and reduction of community treatment programs for sick people was a failed experiment that left 1.25 million mental patients to rot in jails and prisons throughout the country at a tremendous expense to taxpayers - over $100 billion annually. In addition, withholding treatment unless and until crimes happen leaves everybody at risk - psychiatric patients, their families, and our communities. We Demand Change Now.

Time is up. We are taking the USA to the U.N. in AIMI vs. USA - http://AIMI-HumanRights.blogspot.com >>No more killing sick, naked veterans, 107-year-old men experiencing old age dementia, petite, middle-age Latino ladies standing alone and vulnerable in their driveways, double amputees in their care homes, and no more prison murders and secret arrests and jail murders. We demand an end to withholding psychiatric treatment in order to await a crime that excuses the arrest of mental patients for avoidable tragedies without any concern about who is hurt. No more racketeering to earn prison profits at the expense of what is just, humane, and safer for our communities. Americans have had enough.

Decriminalize mental illness now. Move it back to being treated as a health condition and away from the criminal justice arena. We demand:

(1) AOT programs (subsistence assistance and mandated treatment),
(2) crisis intervention team (CIT) training for police and corrections officers, and accountability for those who ignore their training to brutalize and kill sick people, and
(3) resumption of Medicaid insurance for psychiatric inpatients, which was stopped in the 1970s and led to the privatization of jails and prisons.

More than 50 percent of the deaths by police on the website "killed by police" were mentally ill victims. Over half the nation's 2.3 million inmates are mentally ill. We recognize that prison investors are allowed to make budgetary decisions and will NOT budget monies necessary to deal fairly with citizens who have serious mental illness, because to do so would reduce the value of their own stock portfolios. No more of this racketeering! Stop the mass arrest and violence against mentally challenged Americans today. Stop subjecting innocent police officers and ordinary citizens to avoidable tragedies to line your own pockets. STOP DOGGIN' US AROUND!

http://killedbypolice.net/

Gemma Pena said...

Thanks. Too bad my GRAVELY and Mentally ill son @ Lake Correctional Institution No treatment. NO nfo. No visits. Catatonic is Not a dod. JUSTICE AND FREEDOM FOR OUR MENTALLY ILLS.