Saturday, May 23, 2015

"AIMI vs. USA" for Justice

"AIMI vs. USA" is a planned legal action for International Court, to be filed in 2015. It will seek compensation to persons and families who suffer(ed) because mental illness has been criminalized in the United States of America. Read more and determine your eligibility beneath the photo below.

Four provisions are vital to the welfare of persons with serious mental illness, their families, and communities: (1) AOT programs (mandated treatment and subsistence assistance), (2) crisis intervention team (CIT) training for police and prison guards, (3) Medicaid insurance resumption for psychiatric inpatients, and (4) accountability for overuse of force by police officers and prison guards. People with serious mental illness must have all four provisions to avoid homelessness, prison and death, and Americans must demand all four to reduce prison costs and improve community safety.

"Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015," H.R.2646, is a congressional bill that was introduced by Representative Tim Murphy and Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson to address some of the improvements needed in America's mental health care system; however, lawmakers will not institute needed changes while they are themselves private prison and jail investors. Conflicts of interest by lawmakers, Justice Department personnel, judges, prosecutors, probation officers, and law enforcement prohibited timely, appropriate psychiatric treatment for at least 1.25 million mentally ill prisoners in order to keep such persons revolving in and out of prisons and jails. This increases prison investors' profits. "Public servants" must be made to DIVEST or RESIGN, or mass incarceration will continue being one of America's biggest industries to the detriment of Americans with mental disabilities and community safety.

Prison profiteering has spread throughout America like an airborne disease. That is precisely why Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill ("AIMI") is taking the matter to the United Nations. Up to 100 mentally ill people and/or their families are preparing cases of neglect, brutality, and wrongful deaths for International Court, where we will sue the USA for monetary damages. The love of money leads prison investors to withhold psychiatric treatment in order to imprison our mentally ill and addicted relatives and neighbors, and only the love of money will inspire change.


AIMI vs. USA
Americans must not accept the continuous killings and torturous incarceration of mentally ill people, who comprise over 60 percent of prisoners in solitary confinement. Neither can taxpayers continue to tolerate prison costs that exceed $100 billion per year, more than half of which is caused by withholding psychiatric treatment. All Americans are less safe in a country that withholds treatment unless and until a crime is committed. We demand change for (a) the benefit of Americans with mental disabilities, (b) reduced prison costs, and (c) improved community safety. The love of money inspired officials to "outlaw" mental illness rather than treat it like any other chronic health condition. Discrimination is morally wrong and unjust according to International Law. Therefore, affected families are suing the USA in International Court under "AIMI vs. USA."

1.  WHO CAN BECOME AN "AIMI vs. USA" CLAIMANT?
Up to 100 families that have been negatively impacted by withholding timely, appropriate psychiatric treatment and treatment for drug addictions will become AIMI claimants. Outcomes include, but are not limited to, long-term homelessness, incarceration (especially in solitary confinement), and deaths under the color of law. Most AIMI claimants are persons with serious mental illness and addictions, but families that have been victimized by untreated mentally ill persons and drug addicts are also invited to join us. In example, Sergio Robles was incarcerated for 14 days and denied his prescribed psychiatric medicines, although he repeatedly asked jailers for his medicine. He was brutalized by corrections officers just prior to release, then released from jail in both a psychiatric crisis and physical pain. Within hours of jail release, Robles shot and killed a police officer. He was induced to sign a plea bargain for 40 years incarceration. Both Robles and the police officer's survivors qualify as claimants under "AIMI vs. USA," as they were both negatively impacted by the deliberate withdrawal of Robles' mental health treatment.

In addition to seeking damages for mentally ill people who's rights are/were violated by neglect, brutality, and wrongful deaths, families of Americans with mental disabilities often suffer from Legal Abuse Syndrome (LAS), a form of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It is a psychic injury, not a mental illness. LAS is a personal injury that develops in individuals assaulted by ethical violations, legal abuses, betrayals, and fraud. Standing by mentally ill family members while they go through criminal courts can be devastating. Civil court is challenging, also, for families of mentally ill persons who have been injured or killed under the color of law. Families often find that justice is denied in U.S. courts in order to excuse their relatives' continued imprisonment, tortures during incarceration, or wrongful deaths. Extreme stress sometimes results in physical, financial, and emotional damage to LAS victims. Numerous parents of brutalized or killed mentally ill prisoners had heart attacks, strokes, nervous breakdowns, and they endure overbearing legal fees and suffer job losses that result from protracted efforts to save disabled offspring from incarceration or litigate their wrongful deaths. Many families are even denied visits with mentally ill loved ones who are kept in solitary confinement prison torture, which sometimes lasts for decades. These circumstances cause LAS, and families must be compensated.

2.  HOW CAN I HAVE MY CASE CONSIDERED?
Communication is challenging. Mary Neal, director of AIMI, experiences telephone interference and email censorship. Interested parties can comment at this article, and be sure to leave an email address or phone number. 
AIMI DIRECTOR
Mary Neal (678)531.0262 or (571)335-1741
Write MaryLovesJustice@gmail.com, and title the emails "AIMI vs. USA"
You may also join AIMI's claimants conferences on the first consecutive Saturday and Sunday of each month, except on holidays. Phone conferences begin at 9am Pacific, 10am Mountain, 11am Central, and at noon Eastern. The dates for claimants' phone conferences are June 6, June 7, July 11, July 12, August 1 and August 2. Conferences began in September of 2014, and are saved for you to hear. We anticipate dispensing with accepting new claimants after August 2 in order to prepare the cases for filing. Use the phone numbers below:
PHONE CONFERENCES
You can connect with the conferences at FreeConferenceCall dial-in number (605)562-0020, Meeting I.D. Code: 992-212-650. If that fails, the backup number is (805)360-1075. Please call to learn more about this international action to win restitution for claimants and change for America. If you experience problems connecting, call and report problems to the director, Mary Neal, or comment at this article.

3.  WHAT WILL AIMI DO WITH ITS SHARE OF THE AWARD?
The greatest threat to mentally ill people who are arrested is their propensity to be coerced or tricked into giving up their right to a speedy trial. In fact, the U.S. justice system has such disregard for Americans with mental disabilities that scores of mentally challenged people are tortured by solitary confinement and physical abuse -- sometimes for years -- unless and until they plea bargain on crimes they may not have done, just as African Americans are often tortured to force their false confessions, including healthy people. AIMI will use its share of the award money to pay bail for financially needy mentally ill people throughout the USA in order to ensure that they get their day in court as prescribed by the Sixth Amendment of the United States. Other programs and services may be arranged, depending on the size of AIMI's award, including:
(a) housing for displaced mentally ill people, who comprise over 30 percent of America's homeless
(b) daytime recreation centers with skilled caretakers on site; transportation and nutritious meals included
(c) legal services for ascertaining social security and other benefits
(d) legal referral services and funding for criminal defendants
(d) trust account services
(e) drug rehabilitation referrals and funding
(e) family counseling and learning centers to teach caretakers about serious mental illness and provide information on best practices
(f) renewable income sources that also provide jobs for mentally challenged working people
(e) lobbyists to encourage lawmakers to decriminalize mental illness and reduce police violence incidents
Please comment below if you have suggestions that are not included above.

4.  WHO WILL FILE "AIMI vs. USA" CASE IN INTERNATIONAL COURT AND WHEN?
AIMI anticipates contracting with an International Lawyer to file the case against the USA, which is a member nation of the United Nations. Wherever a mentally ill person or drug/alcohol addict has been refused mental health services by local mental health authorities, tortured in jail or prison, wounded or killed by local police in the USA, or executed by a state, the fault will be placed against the USA in International Court under "AIMI vs. USA," which is expected to be filed in 2015.

5.  WHAT WILL IT COST TO BECOME AN "AIMI vs. USA" CLAIMANT?
We anticipate that preparing each case for filing will require $1,000. Fundraising is planned to help families for whom raising the $1,000 will be problematic. AIMI recognizes that police departments and the prison profiteering system usually targets poor people from communities of color and whites who lack wealth to misuse their mentally disabled members as prison commodities. We will work together to ensure that deserving families are included in the "AIMI vs. USA" action in International Court.

6.  HOW WILL THE AMOUNT OF MY AWARD BE DETERMINED?
Major complaints include long-term homelessness, community violence (not by law officers), denial of mental health care and drug treatment programs, jail and prison sentences (some served in solitary confinement), brutality and deaths under the color of law, and Legal Abuse Syndrome caused by stress on families who try to extract their members from the legal system that misuses mentally ill Americans as prison commodities, executions of mentally ill Americans, and wrongful deaths. In addition, victims of mentally ill people and drug addicts have been burglarized, robbed, raped, tortured, and killed. Such victims or their survivors deserve restitution for America neglecting to provide care for mentally challenged and drug addicted people.

6a. Claimants' awards will be determined based on the extent of damages they suffered. All wrongful death cases will receive the maximum award, which will be $3m per victim. Otherwise, mentally ill victims' awards will be remitted in three parts: one-third awarded immediately to the victim or authorized representative, one-third to the victim's trust fund that must be placed with a law firm or insurance company of your choice or with AIMI, and one-third to the family member who incurred Legal Abuses Syndrome and filed the claim with "AIMI vs. USA."

Thank you for your interest in Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill (AIMI), which will sue the USA for monetary damages for families of neglected, abused, and killed mental patients and drug/alcohol addicts (and their victims) who are/were negatively impacted by a mental health care system that awaits crimes before helping sick people. This threatens the freedom and safety of Americans with mental disabilities, and it threatens security for everyone throughout the nation. Criminalizing mental illness inflicts a tremendous tax burden by incarcerating over a million people who should be either in hospitals or community care programs, depending on their offenses and their ability to manage outside of a controlled environment.

Most mentally ill prisoners would be able to resume wholesome lives if AOT programs become widely accessible. Those who cannot participate in community health care under an AOT program because of violent crimes, and/or their lack of wherewithal to live outside of a controlled environment, require the resumption Medicaid insurance for mental hospitals. Families who require police assistance for mentally ill relatives should be able ascertain help without fearing police violence or brutality against their relatives while incarcerated. Therefore, CIT training is absolutely necessary for police and corrections officers. Police and corrections officers who act in disregard of people's human and civil rights must be held criminally liable to increase safety for people experiencing mental health crises. It is unlikely that these necessary changes will come from legislators within the USA, where officials are allowed to be private prison investors. Furthermore, millions of families have already suffered irreparable harm. That is why "AIMI vs. USA" is necessary. We appreciate your support. 

H.R. 3717 "Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act"
https://www.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-bill/3717
H.R. 2646 "Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015" 
https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/2646/cosponsors

THE UNITED NATIONS IS ON AIMI'S SIDE AND MADE HUMAN RIGHTS DEMANDS TO END TORTURE AND UNREQUITED MURDERS OF PRISONERS
The United Nations Committee Against Torture addressed the United States' high rate of in-custody deaths after its review last fall. Its findings and recommendations are below.

DEATHS IN CUSTODY 
22) The Committee notes with concern that 958 inmates died while in the custody of local jails during 2012, an 8 percent increase from the 889 deaths in 2010. During the same year, State prison deaths remained stable with 3,351 reported deaths. The Committee is particularly concerned about reports of inmate deaths occurred as a result of extreme heat exposure while imprisoned in unbearably hot and poor ventilated prison facilities in Arizona, California, Florida, New York, Michigan and Texas (arts. 2, 11 and 16).

The Committee urges the State party to investigate promptly, thoroughly and impartially ALL deaths of detainees, assessing the health care received by inmates as well as any possible liability of prison personnel, and provide, where appropriate, adequate compensation to the families of the victims.

SOLITARY CONFINEMENT
On October 18, 2011, a United Nations expert on torture called on all countries to ban the solitary confinement of prisoners except in very exceptional circumstances and for as short a time as possible, with an absolute prohibition in the case of juveniles and people with mental disabilities.

“Segregation, isolation, separation, cellular, lockdown, Supermax, the hole, Secure Housing Unit … whatever the name, solitary confinement should be banned by States as a punishment or extortion technique,” UN Special Rapporteur on torture Juan E. Méndez told the General Assembly’s third committee, which deals with social, humanitarian and cultural affairs, saying the practice could amount to torture.


“Solitary confinement is a harsh measure which is contrary to rehabilitation, the aim of the penitentiary system,” he stressed in presenting his first interim report on the practice, calling it global in nature and subject to widespread abuse.

Published by MaryLovesJustice Neal
Director of Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill
"AIMI vs. USA"
http://AIMI-HumanRights.blogspot.com
Director of "Human Rights Demand" channel at Blogtalkradio
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/humanrightsdemand
Website: Wrongful Death of Larry Neal
http://WrongfulDeathofLarryNeal.com
"Dog Justice for Mentally Ill"
http://DogJusticeforMentallyIll.blogspot.comEmail Addresses
AIMI@HumanRightsDemand.com
MaryLovesJustice@gmail.comPhone 678.531.0262 or (571)335-1741
Poor African Americans, Caucasian people who lacked wealth, and the mentally ill of all races were subjected to enforced sterilization from the 1930's to the 1970's to prevent their population growth under the American eugenics program. In the 21st century, people in these categories are regularly killed by police or incarcerated long-term. Dedicate yourself to eliminating eugenics.

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  2. Thank you, Anushka Sharma. Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill is also known as the "Dorothea Dix Group." Mentally ill Americans were being raped, beaten, and tortured in jails and prisons throughout America in the 1800's like they are today. Ms. Dix learned about the abuse when she went to a prison to conduct Sunday School lessons and began a lifelong campaign to deliver these marginalized human beings away from their meager existence and into decent treating environments. She visited jails and prisons throughout America and lobbied legislators to appropriate funds for hospitalization to replace incarceration for sick people. Ms. Dix was wildly successful, and she founded around 40 mental hospitals here and some in Europe. Her advocacy reduced the rate of mentally ill people behind bars to .07 percent. However, her work has been completely sabotaged now and must be repeated. Over half of U.S. prisoners are in fact mentally ill, despite the fact that psychiatry has improved so much that inpatient treatment is unnecessary for people who have proper care in their communities. Advocacy for the mentally ill is much more challenging now than in the 1800's, because America's lawmakers include private prison investors. We at AIMI appreciate your help for America's 1.25m mentally ill prisoners. Read more about Ms. Dix's successful advocacy in this article at our "Dog Justice for Mentally Ill" blog:
    "Dorothea Dix pleads for a state mental hospital"
    http://dogjusticeformentallyill.blogspot.com/2014/02/dorothea-dix-pleads-for-state-mental.html >>

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