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May 12, 2009
Oh, oh, you guys!  Look at this!  One of the people who commented on the Petition to End Private Prisons wrote something that is so simple and obvious, one realizes it should have been done long ago!

472.  Griselle Marino  -  Please post petition in Spanish

Here is another interesting comment:

518.  kenneth taylor  -  private prisons are owned by racist rich white people and prisons are 50 percent black end it now before there be a movement u cant stop

READ ALL THE COMMENTS AT THIS LINK:
http://www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/signed.cgi?gufree2&1

What did I write to prison investors almost a year ago?  Time to re-invest in something humane, like mental hospitals and community care.  But please don't run them yourselves!  You'd probably give all the patients placebos!

God bless you to do the right thing. 


Mary Neal
Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill
http://Care2.com/c2c/groups/AIMI


Dead End Sign w/ Dog  Sooner or later . . . .
Mar 19, 2009

NEW MEXICO - DEATH TO THE DEATH PENALTY

IT'S A DONE DEAL! 
DEATH TO THE DEATH PENALTY IN NEW MEXICO!

THANK YOU, GOVERNOR RICHARDSON!

THANK YOU, NEW MEXICO STATE SENATORS! 

Listen to the music, y’all: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHa096VQ8FE

God bless you for doing the right thing, New Mexico.  Burn the lethal injection table!  Give it to the Innocence Project to burn!


NEW MEXICO - DEATH TO THE DEATH PENALTY

Please, elected officials, do something about atrocities like this PETITION:
 
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/JusticeForJeremy

AND THIS VIDEO: 

Here is how 200,000 PEOPLE live, and 60% are mental patients.  This resulted since we were "humane" enough to "save" them from mental hospitals in the 1970's:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEs3BQ0znAs

Jesus Paid
God Bless America


Dec 17, 2008

MY FLAG, MY COUNTRY! by Mary Neal MY FLAG, MY COUNTRY, by Mary Neal

http://my.nowpublic.com/culture/my-flag-my-country-mary-neal

This is our flag and our country!  Too often the flag is used as a symbol of one political party rather than a symbol of the United States of America.  Many African Americans do not say with pride, "I am an American!" because of the ongoing racism and centuries of hatred we have endured and continue to battle.  But when you look around you wherever you happen to be in this country, you see the results of centuries of our contribution. 

We did not come here in the 1940's seeking a better life, although I congratulate those who did and hope they found good success for their families.  But African Americans have been here from the beginning working to make America the prosperous nation that it is ever since the earliest settlers!  That's black men's blood under the overpasses where you drive.  That's black men's sweat you see drying on the railroad tracks as you take long trips, sweat from leased slaves.  That's black men's blood on the battlefields from the Revolutionary War to Iraq's desert.  That's black children's echos you hear as you drive by the cotton fields throughout the South. 

This is MY COUNTRY, and I'm going to fight to hold America to the pledge I was instructed to say every morning of my young life: 

"I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, ONE NATION UNDER GOD, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

America WILL keep her pledge to me, even though my hands are raw, calloused and swollen from yanking her promises away from those who would withhold the rights I am due, and I honor my pledge to America.  My great, great, great grandmother came from Africa, but for me, America is home!  I will join hands in unity with Americans of all races and ethnic groups and fight to make her better just as our fathers fought to carve her out of wilderness and died to keep her safe.  Let others give up on America, but I'm going to stand right here and claim my hard-won citizenship with pride and demand what is mine by birth and bloodshed.  GOD BLESS AMERICA!  

Great video!  Watch:

James Brown's Living in America
www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHqUipinDyw

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Another video to enjoy!

Red Skelton's Pledge of Allegience
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPbIls0iOnI

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It is important to keep in mind that patriotism also means developing and keeping a good relationship with other world citizens.  Ultimately, we ALL share a common home - earth.  And whether we acknowledge it or not, we all share the same loving Creator.

If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. ~ Romans 12:18

A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly. ~ Proverbs 18:24

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UPDATE 12-13-08 

An interesting thing happened this morning.  I opened my Yahoo email box and there were several groups I never joined - Pakistan, and others.  I wish everyone well all over the world, but I wondered why the groups showed up in my email box since I never joined them and do not wish to do so.  Perhaps, like with Martin Luther King and others, there is an attempt to make it appear that any Americans who stand up for freedom and justice for all must be of another political persuasion.  To clarify, I am a capitalist without any capital, and I believe more in democracy than those folks in Washington any old day.  Bless their hearts. 

To secretly arrest a handicapped citizen and return him dead without explanation, excuse, full autopsy report, and denied any investigation is very undemocratic of YOU, not me.

At the end of the day, I will still stand and demand to know what you did with my mentally ill brother, Larry Neal, who died under Secret Arrest in Memphis/Shelby County Jail.  His family has asked for FIVE years what you did to him and why you did it.  Furthermore, I will continue to demand that you decriminalize mental illness and replace prisons with treatment for mental patients.  God said that we must treat others as we wish to be treated, and I don't think anyone in power around here would want a sick loved one treated as though his illness was a criminal offense punishable by solitary confinement in the "hole," tasered, gassed, or otherwise abused.  No official would have the least bit of trouble having the death of his loved one investigated, especially if that person dies in government custody.  So I don't appreciate it. 

Freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, and the right to petition government for a redress of grievances are my rights as a citizen, and I will not give up any of them to meet your approval of an American Negro who knows her place.

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12-17-08

Today, I went back to one of my articles and saw the word "our" was removed before the word "nation."  It would appear that folks would like to pretend that to question undemocratic practices like authorities  SECRETLY ARRESTING MY HANDICAPPED BROTHER and RETURNING HIM DEAD WITHOUT EXPLANATION is unAmerican.  Aren't they stupid?

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Mary Neal
Website:  http://wrongfuldeathoflarryneal.com

Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill
P.O. Box 7222, Atlanta, GA  30357
Visit online:  http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/AIMI

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