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Jul 18, 2010

I'm at my daughter's home where the Censorship Force also took over her PCs because I use them sometimes.  I am being prevented from tweeting this at Twitter:

@UN @cxs Former Memphis jailer reveals mentally ill inmates' murder cover-up plots 7/18/10 Rev Pinkney @BlogTalkRadio at 5pm EST #government

Why not try to tweet the message yourself and see if they also stop your free speech?  If Rev. Pinkney's show was about tea party people opposing certain political candidates, the message would be allowed to post.  But instead, it is about mentally ill people's rights being violated.  Therefore, the message is censored.  The mentally ill of all races are frequently abused, killed during lunacy arrest attempts or behind bars, and used for prison profits in America.  But we are NOT allowed to acknowledge it, write about it, or talk about it freely.  Many of America's decision makers are private prison investors.

Police officers and jailers who take their duty to protect and serve seriously sometimes work in corrupt correctional facilities and police departments.  They may be victimized by their co-workers and superior officers for being honest and humane like former Shelby County, Tennessee Deputy Jailer Sergeant Earley Story.  Story will be a special guest on the  5:00 p.m. EST, July 18, 2010 Rev.Pinkney Blogtalk Radio Show to tell how he was fired and falsely charged with a marijuana-related offense in retaliation for refusing to help Shelby County Jail cover up the murder of a mentally ill inmate in 1995.  Rev. Pinkney's Blogtalk Radio Show can be accessed online by browsing for "Rev. Pinkney BlogTalkRado," or listen by phone at (347) 994-3644.  Story began his account about being persecuted for refusing to participate in a wrongful death cover-up during the last 25 minutes of Rev. Pinkney's July 11, 2010 show, which is also available by Googling RevPinkney BlogTalkRadio. 

Earley Story's account of corruption in Shelby County Government was of particular interest to me, since my mentally challenged brother, Larry Neal, was secretly arrested in the county jail for 18 days in 2003 until his death under yet undisclosed circumstances.  The cover-up regarding Larry Neal's murder was more successful than the planned cover-up regarding Mr. Gregory, a mentally ill, gay inmate who Early Story tried to save.  Authorities reportedly planned to say Gregory slipped in the shower instead of admitting the inmate  was murdered.   See the entire article at -  -

If the CENSORSHIP FORCE redirects or deactivates a link,
copy and paste it in your browser to go to my blog or just type (the name is a joke to try to find humor in all of the censorship I endure publishing news to help sick, naked mentally ill prisoners).  In case you did not get to read my Google profile before cyberstalkers rendered most of it invisible on the Internet, see what they are hiding at this link:

See some of my cyber censorship videos at YouTube channel - jkempp703.

If you have plans that prevent your tuning in to Rev. Pinkney's BlogTalk Radio Show today to hear the former officer's story, you can hear it later by accessing the link for today's Rev. Pinkney show at Blogtalk.

Hope you are having a great summer!  Thank God, they capped that oil!

Mary Neal



MENTAL PATIENTS NEED, AND TOO OFTEN, IT IS THE VERY LAST THING THEY EXPERIENCE. Please join our effort to decriminalize mental illness.  No one deserves to be punished for having a disability, especially when treatment is often DENIED.

Jul 15, 2010

There is speculation about Mel Gibson's mental health after a tape recording of Gibson 's rant against his child's mother, Oksana Grigorieva. Gibson used racial slurs in a heated conversation that was recorded and recently made public at Radar Online (a link is provided below).  Last week, Clarence Thomas' nephew, Derek Thomas, was beaten and tazed in a Louisiana hospital where he was admitted after exhibiting suicidal tendencies. A few months ago when Michael Douglas' son was sentenced to a five-year prison term on drug charges, Douglas explained that Cameron has suffered from emotional problems since his early childhood. Elvis Presley, the King of Rock, was pronounced bipolar post mortem. Many famous, gifted, wealthy people have mental illness to varying degrees, and so do millions of poor and middle class people. In fact, mental illness is one of America's most common health issues. Unfortunately, it is often treated legally rather than medically.

Mental illness is such a common health condition that it affects approximately one in five Americans. Some people have phobias that present no problem for them as long as they do not have to confront the thing that strikes terror in their hearts. Other people have acute mental illness, like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Many children are stricken with Autism, and thousands of elders suffer from age-onset dementia. Some people who appear to be merely alcoholics and/or drug users actually have underlying mental health issues that drove them to those addictions. A study of military personnel and veterans indicates that around 54% of combat soldiers suffer from some level of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). But PTSD is not limited to war. Plenty of people who live in neighborhoods where violence is common and adults who were victimized by sexual abuse or brutal beatings during childhood also have PTSD. 

Justice Thomas is reportedly incensed over his nephew's rough treatment when Derek was allegedly beaten and tazed by hospital security staff for not cooperating with an exam. Unfortunately, people who have emotional crisis like Derek Thomas did are often abused. Many people who exhibit signs of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, dementia, and other mind diseases find little understanding and sympathy - even from their close friends or family members. Should mentally challenged people be subjected to abuse or imprisoned for being sick?

Prisons are "correctional institutions" meant for (a) public safety, (b) punishment, and (c) rehabilitation. No one can be punished or rehabilitated into a state of mental soundness, and secure mental hospitals offer the same protection to the public from mentally ill offenders in crisis that prisons do. Therefore, it is time for America to end the stigma surrounding mental illness and eliminate the Dark Ages practice of locking sick people away in dungeons. Sadly, 60% of inmates in solitary confinement are mentally ill.  Like diabetes, another chronic health condition, mental illness is a common ailment that most victims can recover from sufficiently to resume wholesome lives with proper treatment.

Mel Gibson has not been diagnosed with bipolar disorder by any psychiatrist to my knowledge; however, Gibson is currently receiving extreme criticism for his actions that might prove to the result of a common health condition - bipolar disorder. Below is an article about Gibson, published by

Mel Gibson Mental Illness

Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson, popularly known as Mel Gibson, is a famous American-Australian actor, director, producer and screenwriter better known around the world for his Academy Award-winning movies such as Gladiator, Patriot, Apocalypto, Braveheart and The Passion of the Christ.

Keeping aside his professional accomplishments, Mel Gibson is believed by many to be suffering from bipolar mental disorder, a mental illness that is characterized by abnormally elevated moods clinically referred to as mania.

Also known as manic-depressive illness, bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness where affected individuals suffer from mood disorders. Usually, a highly aggressive behavior is believed to be the most striking symptom of bipolar disorder. On the contrary, people having this disease suffer from intermittent episodes of depression and mania that are separated by periods of normal mood. People suffering from bipolar disorder are prone to excessive consumption of alcohol and substance abuse. In fact, unable to control their emotions or moods, these individuals practice outlandish words and deeds. In case of Mel Gibson, there have been numerous instances where he was arrested form driving car after consuming excessive amounts of alcohol and was reprimanded by the courts for his despicable behavior with the officials at the time of arrest.

Occurrence of bipolar disorder usually begins in childhood. In fact, Mel Gibson had himself acknowledged that he had behavioral anomalies from childhood including alcohol abuse from the age of 13. In spite of making repeated attempts to quit the habit, he has been really unsuccessful. Persons suffering from bipolar disorder experience a regular tendency to commit suicide. Gibson, in an interview in 2003, had said that his despair during his mid-thirties had led him to contemplate suicide.

According to studies, some of the risk factors that can cause this disorder include genetics and environment that severely influence the neurological and psychological state of mind in an individual. Treatment of bipolar disorder is possible. Psychologists primarily rely on medication and psychotherapy for treating such individuals. Medications include usage of ‘mood stabilizers’ such as lithium and sodium valproate. Apart from these, antidepressants and antipsychotic medications are also used. Psychotherapy involves counseling sessions with the psychologist.

The article above is available at the below link, along with other useful information about mental health care:  

***A link to listen to Gibson's heated conversation that led to speculation about bipolar disorder is available after the information below.



Fortunately, if Gibson is mentally ill, he can afford psychiatric treatment. When doctors' visits or hospitalization is needed for wealthy Americans who face short-term psychiatric crisis or need long-term care, they are not denied treatment for the lack of mental health care insurance coverage. Congress recently passed excellent legislation requiring that employers provide mental health care insurance coverage on a par with insurance coverage employees receive for physical ailments (some exclusions apply). However, hundreds of thousands, if not more, acute mentally ill people are unemployed and ineligible for employment due to the magnitude of their disabilities. It may take extensive treatment for them to be able to rejoin the workforce, if at all.  Where is the hospital insurance coverage for them? There is none. And neither was any provision for mental hospital insurance coverage made in the national health care plan that Congress recently passed. Unless some alternative arises, severe mentally ill Americans will continue to join the 1.25 million sick people who are currently imprisoned for inappropriate conduct that arose from untreated mental illness.

The GOOD NEWS is that Americans already has an alternative to imprisoning sick people! In January 2009, Rep. Eddie Johnson (D-TX) introduced a federal bill called H.R.619 to amend Title XIX of the Social Security Act to resume Medicaid insurance for middle class and indigent people who need hospital care. Timely, humane treatment for mental illness would mean less crimes done by and to mentally unstable people. If Congress passes H.R.619, it will reduce prison costs, increase public safety, and end decades of discrimination against mentally challenged Americans. Hundreds of thousands of people who lack the financial resources to be treated in private psychiatric hospitals have been steadily and continuously imprisoned ever since Medicaid was removed for inpatient psychiatric care during the 1970's. They are frequently re-arrested as repeat offenders for crimes ranging from simple vagrancy to assults. Occasionally, avoidable murders happen.

The federal bill that NAMI, Treatment Advocacy Center, and numerous other mental health care organizations and activists support, H.R.619, would help end discrimination against mentally ill Americans. EVERYONE needs a health care plan, including the mentally ill. They need and deserve access to timely preventive and crisis intervention as much as a heart patient does. Furthermore, society needs for mentally challenged people to have insurance coverage. We all shop at the same malls and attend the same schools. The overwhelming majority of mentally challenged people are not dangerous, but no psychiatric patient should die during a lunacy arrest because of denial of health care, and no more children should be murdered by a psychotic neighbor or family member who was denied hospital admission.


YOU can support H.R.619 to resume Medicaid for inpatient psychiatric care for those who need it by calling or writing your representatives and voicing your support for the congressional bill.  Please visit ASSISTANCE TO THE INCARCERATED MENTALLY ILL (AIMI) at the link below to find out more about the need to decriminalize mental illness. AIMI members believe mental illness should be treated medically, not legally. Thank you for your interest in compassion and equal justice for Americans with mental disabilities.

May God bless Mel Gibson, if he is having mental health problems, as well as Derek Thomas, Cameron Douglas, and millions more people with competent, compassionate care.


Mary Neal
Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill  


May 25, 2010

The Clarion Ledger - May 25, 2010 - During the past session, Gov. Haley Barbour, of Mississippi, proposed closing some of the state's mental health facilities, saying the state relies too much on residential services instead of community-based treatment. His plan would have saved $18 million in Fiscal Year 2011 and another $10 million in 2012 by closing four residential mental health facilities and six of the seven crisis mental health centers.

While moving to more community-based systems is a laudable goal, the plan to close key residential centers as well as crisis centers would have been a major setback in services to the mentally ill. In some areas, it would mean locking them away in jails, something the state has sought to move away from with crisis centers.

The Legislature didn't adopt Barbour's plans, but the trickle down effect is taking hold.

Money was not provided to pay matching funds for Medicaid services provided by the 15 community-based centers. The Board of Mental Health has said the centers must pay the debt or no longer be approved as providers. Department of Mental Health Executive Director Ed LeGrand, who has been warning of this potential crisis for months, says the department cannot pay $12 million needed without closing residential services. Community mental health center budgets are built on Medicaid.

It is a complex issue that most likely is headed to court and will need a legislative solution, not only for this year but for coming years. A study committee has been looking at mental health issues.

Ultimately, there must be a unified philosophy and approach that allows the state to coordinate and utilize community-based centers with the goal of preventing and reducing need for residential care, something that has not seemed to be politically possible so far.

There doesn't appear to be a debate over the advantages of community-based care, but how to do it without pushing down costs and in a manner that maintains a uniform approach and standards.

The solution is simply closing residential centers or pushing down costs locally and impacting services to some of the most vulnerable people in the state.

Mary's comment:

GOVERNOR, JAIL IS NOT CHEAPER.  I hope mentally ill people in Mississippi and their families sue the state for forcing them out of residential facilities into jails if the state adopts that plan.  Prison profiteering saves taxpayers nothing, plus it is immoral and discriminatory.  When treatment and care are withheld from mentally ill Americans, they should do as Ohio Mentally Ill inmates did - sue for discrimination.  Only mental illness is answered with imprisonment.  All other sick and handicapped persons are treated for their health conditions.  That is not "liberty and justice for all."

Full news article at

Mary Neal
Assistance to the incarcerated Mentally Ill

JAIL IS THE LAST THING MENTAL PATIENTS NEED ... AND TOO OFTEN, JAIL IS THE LAST THING THEY EXPERIENCE. Please join us in our quest to decriminalize mental illness in America. No one should be punished for having a disability.

Mar 22, 2009

PHYSICAL INJURIES, deformities, and limitations such as blindness can be perceived easily and addressed medically, although those who are thus afflicted frequently have lifetime impairments that require ongoing treatment.  Mental scars after wars and other traumatic events can also last a lifetime, and people who suffer enormous mental agony after harrowing experiences also need professional attention and special allowances for their conditions.


homeless on the corner
Homeless Veterans with PTSD
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People who are blind, paraplegic, or have other physical limitations usually find the public to be sympathetic to their physical handicaps, and society makes allowances to benefit those who are physically afflicted.  There are laws to ensure that public buildings are wheelchair accessible.  News broadcasts and many other television shows offer the option of having the printed text running at the bottom of the screen for the sake of hearing-impaired viewers, and sign language is commonly used in public meetings.  Many books are available in Braille, and large libraries usually have a Braille section.  Handicapped parking spaces are reserved for people with mobility issues, and these set-aside parking spaces are protected by levying heavy fines against people who use them illegally.  All of this and more is done to help enable physically impaired people to function better in society.


Mental dysfunctions are not perceived with the naked eye, as physical handicaps are.  After wars and traumatic events, victims of PTSD may find immediate help and sympathy among family and friends.  Counselors are made available to people who live through plane crashes and other catastrophic events because everyone understands that profound tragedies can cause those affected to be mentally and emotionally scarred.  People who need help adjusting after losing loved ones are encouraged to go through grief counseling.  However, the outpouring of sympathy and understanding has a short timeline.

Society seemingly lacks the willingness to make long-term allowances for mentally afflicted persons' inclusion in regular society that it makes for people who are physically handicapped. Instead, people who suffer extended psychological damage are expected to "snap out of it," and "pull themselves together."  Individuals who "go crazy" after falling victim to permanent psychological damage are likely to eventually be treated like most other mentally ill people in society and are eventually given the same three options:  homelessness, prison, and death. That is why America's inmates and homeless population includes many veterans from the Viet Nam War, the Gulf War, and other conflicts.

Iraq War Memorial in Mass.
Many soldiers who saw
their comrades die suffer PTSD


Below is an excerpt on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder from Wikipedia: 

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to one or more traumatic events that threatened or caused grave physical harm. 

It is a severe and ongoing emotional reaction to an extreme psychological trauma.  This stressor may involve someone's actual death, a threat to the patient's or someone else's life, serious physical injury, an unwanted sexual act, or a threat to physical or psychological integrity, overwhelming psychological defenses. 

In some cases it can also be from profound psychological and emotional trauma, apart from any actual physical harm. Often, however, incidents involving both things are found to be the cause.


A STUDY SHOWS that 54.1% of soldiers who were involved in the Balkans conflict have mental health issues.  An article about that study is at the link below:
Balkans: A Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Study  

The Obama administration announced that American troops will be withdrawn from Iraq by 2011.  Our soldiers will transition back home, and many of them will be no different from the Balkan soldiers, among whom 54% were mentally damaged by their war experiences.  Our soldiers who exited recent conflicts in the Middle East already have a heightened suicide rate.  Additionally, many ex-military personnel, like other civilians with mental health issues, have a propensity to use drugs and alcohol in efforts to "get their heads on straight." 

Two American Soldiers
Two American Soldiers

By 2011, American soldiers in Iraq
are coming home; 54% may suffer PTSD


Think of the rate of soldiers who are likely to be affected by PTSD according to the Balkan study:  54.1%.  Hopefully, a good many soldiers who transition back to the United States from Iraq by 2011 and are suffering from PTSD will avail themselves of the mental health services offered to them.  The U.S. military has taken steps to increase and improve services offered. 

Some returning soldiers will be able to meet society's expectations of people who have endured trauma and "pull themselves together."  Some will adjust in a short amount of time to civilian life.  They will have the support of family, friends, perhaps their churches and other community support.  Many of the soldiers were actually in the Army Reserve, and they should be able to resume their regular employment.  As time goes on, most sufferers of PTSD will experience reduced symptoms of the disorder over time, especially if they also get professional help.  But what about those who don't adjust after a short time?  What about our veterans who will never "bounce back"?  Many will be permanently afflicted mentally. 

Soldiers who are amputees or otherwise permanently handicapped during wars get lifetime benefits and are afforded all of the allowances society willingly makes to ensure the inclusion of physically handicapped persons in society:  wheelchair ramps, reserved parking, special services for the hear impaired, and more. 

QUESTION:  What is America willing to do for veterans who are permanently scarred mentally after serving in military conflicts?   Will we offer them the same pitiful outcome that is available to other chronic mental patients in America:  homelessness, prison, and death? 

Approximately 1.25 million mentally dysfunctional citizens (including many veterans) are currently in prison because of offenses arising out of their mental illness.  Is this to be the eventual outcome for our soldiers returning from Iraq between now and 2011, also?  We need a program like Kendra’s Law in place across America.  Not only would Kendra's Law help our mentally challenged citizens who are in the civilian population avoid becoming prison inmates, but Kendra's Law would also help many of our veterans avoid becoming "prisoners of war" after returning home.  Kendra's Law is outpatient commitment for mentally ill participants that combines subsistence assistance and mandatory treatment for mental illness.

Here is bill that has been introduced to improve mental health services to veterans of particular conflicts. One can track its progress through Congress online at

(H.R.1544) : 'To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for unlimited eligibility for health care for mental illnesses for veterans of combat service during certain periods of hostilities and war. '

This bill is commendable and necessary to removing financial barriers to treatment for certain vets - a very important bill that needs to pass.  Keep in mind, however, that such legislation will not keep veterans out of prisons or restore those who are already in prison back to freedom and wholesome living like Kendra's Law can.

Veterans suffering PTSD who break
laws are subject to incarceration.  Many
vets are already behind bars along with
1 in every 99.1 other Americans
Hands on Bars in Shadow



HIGH SUCCESS RATE:  Kendra's Law program participants in New York experienced over 80% decrease in incidents of homelessness, incarcerations, and re-arrests.  Over 80% proved success rate!  Kendra's Law works.

Non-violent mentally ill offenders who are currently imprisoned should be immediately released under an outpatient sentencing law, such as Kendra's Law, thereby eliminating overcrowded prison conditions in one day.

We already have the remedy to the high rates of homelessness among the mentally ill, high incarceration rates, and many senseless deaths that involve psychiatric patients who are not undergoing treatment.  Please call your representatives and let them know that you support Kendra's Law across America.  Homelessness, prison and death must cease being America's answer to chronic mental illness. 

Psychiatric patients who were sentenced to prison for violent crimes should be transferred from prisons where they are inmates to secure mental hospitals, where they would become inpatients, as they should be.  They should be kept hospitalized for the length of their prison sentences, even if they were serving life without the possibility of parole.  Doctors should NOT have the authority to release mental patients who committed violent crimes.  That privilege should remain with the sentencing courts after the patients have been hospitalized for the minimum sentencing period according to their crimes.  This would prevent many relapses among psychiatric patients that endanger patients and the community.

All psychiatric patients who commit violent crimes or nonviolent offenses and are released from prisons and mental hospitals should be mandated to participate in an outpatient commitment program like Kendra's Law - at least for the length of their parole or probationary periods.  If this is done, our rates of incarceration for the mentally ill behind bars will quickly become practically nil. 

Psychiatric patients and society as a whole would be safer and costs to taxpayers lower with Kendra's Law applied across the country.  Give our veterans who are returning home psychologically scarred for life the help they need to avoid spending their lives homeless or as POWs in America's prisons.  Insist that Kendra's Law replace homelessness, prison, and death as America's answers to chronic mental illness.


Link: Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill




Support mentally ill Americans, including veterans suffering PTSD today.  Don't sit back and watch our veterans who voluntarily answered America's call for recruits return HOME to become POW's.  Call and write your representatives today and support Kendra's Law.  Replace prisons with inpatient and outpatient treatment programs for mentally ill Americans. Please send an e-mail for our vets with PTSD.  They did so much more for you:

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