Free speech is outlawed in Atlanta, Georgia, according to Officer N. Sime and his partner, car 29995. (Please forgive the many font changes in this lengthy article. That is what the cyber censorship staff does to show displeasure at what I publish and to prevent your ability to read small print.) That is what I was told on June 30, 2010, about an hour after I started picketing in front of the Candler Building at 127 Peachtree Street, where The Cochran Firm operates. I learned during our justice quest that the media refuses to report The Cochran Firm’s arrangement with courts to declare the law firm nonexistent when the firm gets sued for defrauding its clients. Years ago, I discovered the BBB refuses to take a complaint against The Cochran Firm from minority people the law firm defrauds. But I did not know until this week that the Atlanta Police Department prevents free speech to protect The Cochran Firm from public exposure as being a pseudo-government agency to spy on and defraud minorities.
People must be warned that when my family sued the law firm twice for breach of contract and fraud, The Cochran Firm somehow got Georgia Superior Court judge Wendy Shoob to dismiss our lawsuit in May 2006 by ruling the most well-known plaintiffs’ law firm in Atlanta does not exist. Meanwhile, The Cochran Firm stayed open every business day and continued prolific advertising on television, billboards, through legal referral services, and over the Internet. The celebrity law firm won high-profile lawsuits for minority plaintiffs during Johnnie Cochran’s lifetime, but the public is not intended to know that the firm has a totally different agenda now.
In my experience, The Cochran Firm uses its position as lawyers for minority clients to contain public outcry against police aggression and to control or eliminate damages that government or corporate entities must pay. In other words, The Cochran Firm works with police, jails, and corporate entities behind its clients backs to thwart their lawsuits. If the clients discover the fraud and sue The Cochran Firm like I did, the courts, police, and media then protect The Cochran Firm from public exposure and prevent the firm having to pay damages for its deliberate malpractice. THE COCHRAN FIRM FRAUD is apparently some New World Order arrangement to monitor certain citizens. Read more about it at this link: Relatives Killed by Police? Just Eat Yo Chicken and Shut Up! __________
On June 30, 2010, around 3:00 a.m., I was watching FOX5 News with my mother. She often awakens at night with terrifying nightmares about how Memphis Shelby County Police secretly arrested and murdered her handicapped son in 2003, my brother, Larry. I climbed in bed with Mama to watch the news and give her the comfort of my presence. That’s when we saw a commercial for The Johnnie Cochran Firm on FOX5 NEWS. We were traumatized to see it and very concerned about minority families who might suffer lawyer fraud to protect the government from social security claims (that is the legal service that was being advertised). In our case, The Cochran Firm signed contract with my elderly mom right after the police killed my handicapped brother under secret arrest, but the firm was really working with Memphis Shelby County Government behind our backs to prevent exposure to the jail. – http://WrongfulDeathOfLarryNeal.com - I immediately called FOX5 to complain about the media censoring important consumer news that particularly impacts minority citizens, but running Cochran Firm commercials in Atlanta to help defraud African Americans.
I said, “Why do you run commercials for elderly black people to go to The Cochran Firm? Why do you censor the news that the courts will declare the Cochran Firm nonexistent to protect the firm from lawsuit? I will picket you tomorrow.”
Authorities refuse to explain how they killed Larry. Despite claims of transparency in government, the U.S. Department of Justice refuses to answer our May 2009 Freedom of Information Act request for information and documentation about Larry’s secret arrest and murder – because the DOJ itself is one of the co-conspirators to Larry’s murder cover-up. It was The Cochran Firm’s job to see that no one was held accountable for Larry’s death. The law firm entered a contract to represent his grieving, elderly mother and family, then secretly held the wrongful death case inactive while the Tennessee statute of limitations ran. Meanwhile, the law firm wrote Larry’s family lying letters about legal work that was not actually being done. Mail fraud is also allowed to hide murders-by-government. Thanks to The Cochran Firm double-crossing us and the DOJ’s complicity in Larry’s murder cover-up, we still do not know if Larry was Tasered to death, beaten, died in a restraint chair, was used for waterboarding training for CIA interrogation experts, or starved to death during the 18 days he was dying in secret government custody. At first, we thought Larry died because police were so sick of the harmless lifelong mentally ill heart patient that they arrested him and denied having him incarcerated long enough for him to die without his vital heart medication. But I later learned through research that chronic mental patients of all races are killed many different ways behind bars throughout America.
It is our sincere hope that eventually the United States will have an attorney general and Justice Department that actually upholds the Constitutional rights of all minority citizens, Americans with disabilities and institutionalized persons like taxpayers pay the agency to do. Most Americans do not know how cruelly this nation’s 1.25 million mentally ill inmates are treated. They are discriminated against by criminalizing their health condition, and mental patients are frequently tortured and murdered while incarcerated like Larry was. But that news is censored. The media not only censors Larry’s murder and The Cochran Firm Fraud and abuses and murders of other mental patients, but my online reports are also censored. Worse, my family and I are persecuted and terrorized for not joining in Larry’s murder cover-up. Arresting and murdering rather than treating sick people does not sound right for a nation that wages war to spread democracy, does it? Rather than doing justice, authorities decided to shut us up. If the federal government does not participate in our censorship, it certainly stands aside and allows cyberterrorism, censorship, and in-person stalking to continue.
My advocacy for justice for Larry Neal and my efforts to decriminalize mental illness in America is inconvenient to murderers, cover-up conspirators, and the prison industrial complex, where 1.25 million other mental patients are wrongly incarcerated rather than being treated in hospitals or community care. Georgia failed to resolve its horrible treatment of institutionalized mental patients this week. Many authorities who are also private prison investors do not wish to see mental illness be treated as a health condition rather than as a crime, because decriminalizing mental illness would hurt prison profits.
Pedestrians who asked me for information about my protest were given a business card for ASSISTANCE TO THE INCARCERATED MENTALLY ILL to look for more information on the Internet. Our website tells people how they can help pass federal bill H.R.619. That censored congressional bill was introduced by Rep. Eddie Johnson (D-TX) in January 2009. People do not know that the national healthcare bill that Congress passed recently carries no hospitalization insurance for psychiatric inpatients. Those sick people are being preserved untreated to become future prisoners of America. During 2009, when the entire government was focused on Americans’ health care, H.R.619 received zero news coverage. I have no doubt that if President Obama’s administration had included H.R.619 provisions in the national health care plan, it would not have passed.
H.R.619 proposes the resumption of Medicaid under Title XIX of the Social Security Act for inpatient psychiatric services. Opposition against that federal bill that would help decriminalize mental illness is another reason why Atlanta police denied my free speech rights and threatened to arrest me for telling Atlanta residents about THE COCHRNA FIRM FRAUD. The owners and investors of private prisons know that most Americans would want acute mental patients like Larry was treated in hospitals rather than jailed for being sick. But passing H.R.619 would interfere with prison profits. Therefore, authorities who are also prison investors determined that Mary Neal must be silenced. After all, criminalizing mental illness was a long-term plan that pays big dividends. Roughly 1.25 million mentally ill Americans were delivered into prisons and jails using the same methodology that Pennsylvania judges used in 2008 to channel thousands of poor Pennsylvania children into their friends’ privately-owned juvenile detention facilities in exchange for $2.6 million in kickbacks. The steps to criminalizing mental illness to enrich prison investors were:
1. Inpatient psychiatric treatment under Medicaid was eliminated during the Regan administration. Mental hospitals were forced to close across the country, because poor and middle class families cannot afford private hospital care.
2. Hundreds of thousands of chronic mental patients were de-institutionalized in the 1970s when Larry Neal was dismissed from the state hospital where he had lived as an inpatient for over 20 years. Little or nothing was done to provide for their subsistence and continued psychiatric treatment. Most of them were homeless.
3. Mental patients were arrested in huge numbers for such “crimes” as vagrancy, panhandling, and disturbing the peace. Mentally ill inmates are frequently deprived of psychiatric treatment while behind bars. When they break prison rules due to their mental dysfunctions, their jail sentences are lengthened. Therefore, a man or woman who was originally arrested for vagrancy could wind up being imprisoned for years for making “terrorist threats” or displaying other inappropriate conduct while incarcerated on a lesser offense. In states that have three-strikes laws, mentally ill people are serving life terms for non-violent offenses. Their “crime” is having schizophrenic, bi-polar or manic depressive disorder, Autism, post traumatic stress disorder, or some other mental dysfunction. Taxpayers pay $50 billion a year for the prison industry, and over half the inmates are mentally ill people incarcerated for crimes that never would have occurred if timely psychiatric treatment had not been withheld.
4. Over half of the $50 billion per year that the prison industrial complex costs taxpayers goes to imprisoning mentally ill Americans who should be treated in their communities or in hospitals, depending on their conditions and offenses. A few acute mental patients did violent crimes while deprived of treatment under stringent laws that require patients to prove they are a danger to self or others before being hospitalized, and many mentally challenged Americans are killed during lunacy arrests or after they are incarcerated. Unfortunately, community safety is less important than money to prison owners and investors who include some of our nation’s lawmakers. I experience much opposition for my advocacy to increase psychiatric treatment options for poor and middle class people (including veterans transitioning home with PTSD).
I left the public sidewalk at the Candler Building at 127 Peachtree Street right away when the two black officers, Officer N. Sime and his partner in car 29995, insisted that I have no right to free speech. I asked the policemen when citizens lost that right since I was just at a public rally on June 22, and they both exited the police car and started accusing me of talking loud to them. I have published numerous videos with footage of police officers falsely accusing victims of being disruptive right before they Taser the citizens. I cooperated immediately because I did not want Officer N. Sime and his partner to arrest or Taser me to death for exercising my First Amendment rights with no one to hold the camera. Next time I picket The Johnnie Cochran Firm, Georgia Superior Court, United States District Court, or the media, I will be sure to take a camera person in case the police get violent. I film as much of my oppression as possible. Please visit my YouTube channel for videos of real-time cyber censorship: jkempp703.
I checked with Atlanta City Hall’s Licensing Bureau in 2006 when The (Johnnie) Cochran Firm was pronounced nonexistent by Georgia Superior Court and our lawsuit against that horrible law firm was dismissed. I knew public demonstrations may be necessary after mainstream media ignored the news. Other unsuspecting families continued to contract with that bogus law firm when their relatives were killed by police, like Ms. Kathryn Johnston’s murder six months after the court’s ruling. The Licensing Bureau told me in 2006 that such citizens’ protests as I planned did not need a license. On July 1, 2010, I again checked to be sure the law has not changed. Officer Childress, of Atlanta’s Special Operations Services division gave me these rules, none of which I violated:
1. No signs on sticks
2. No blocking pedestrian traffic or building entrances
3. No permit needed for fewer than 75 people
I was downtown Atlanta on June 22 with Amnesty International waving signs in a public demonstration on the steps of Georgia’s capital building to support Troy Davis. Davis is another black man who faces death in the Deep South. On June 28, when Atlanta police told me demonstrations are not allowed in Atlanta, Georgia, there were no white people with me like there were at the June 22 Davis rally. Larry Neal was a black man who was lynched like Southern Negroes were in the 1940’s. Accountability and records are denied, and my family and I suffer ongoing censorship, persecution and terrorism for asking how Larry died. It is equivalent to cross-burning on our lawn. As it was during the 1940’s American Apartaid, I should ask some of my white friends for a “ pass ” to go downtown next time if they cannot accompany me. I called the City of Atlanta to see if a permit is needed for small groups of persons to picket on city sidewalks. Ms. Evans in City of Atlanta Customer Service said, “No, not that I know of.” I told her I went to City Hall and got that same response from the Licensing Dept. in 2006, but I need to verify that the information has not changed. She told me to call the Atlanta Police Department.
I called the Mayor’s office and left messages at Atlanta’s Law Department and Atlanta Police Department. The censorship staff that controls my telephonic communications would not permit me to leave a voice mail for the Chief of Police asking about First Amendment rights. I wanted to learn if there were new restrictions on public protests in Atlanta before Independence Day, because we have many flyers to distribute during weekend festivities. Americans' freedom is disappearing so fast lately that I wanted to be sure I was not breaking any new laws by protesting injustice on city sidewalks.
Censoring news about police abuses and murders and lawyer fraud in mainstream media, having defendants declared nonexistent by courts, and using police power to intimidate survivors are not Godly solutions to a lawsuit. It is very “unAmerican” of them – and actionable. Courts block citizens’ righteous lawsuits these days by keeping us from having jury trials. But it is interesting to try. When justice is denied, it should be broadcast widely so that We the People will know the real state of the Union. As long as we pretend we already have equal justice and a Department of Justice that protects minority citizens and Americans with disabilities, things will not CHANGE for the better. One improvement that would cost less than imprisoning mentally ill Americans would be to pass H.R.619 for timely inpatient psychiatric treatment for sick people in crisis and those who require long-term care. Please help end discrimination against mentally challenged Americans – the only citizens who are punished rather than treated for having a disability.
Please ask your congressional representatives to support H.R. 619 to resume Medicaid for inpatient psychiatric care. In your email, ask your congressman to please finally tell my elderly mother and the rest of our family WHAT HAPPENED TO LARRY NEAL. His family is prohibited from asking, and we should not have to ask alone. An assault on justice anywhere is an assault on justice everywhere (MLK). Advice: Don’t be like pre-WWII Germans and wait until they come for you or your sick loved ones before you protest citizens’ murders under secret government custody and censorship.
if you dare, also ask your reps to make Georgia police leave Mary Neal alone. I am just writing and talking about current, urgent justice issues from a laywoman’s perspective. I hope they don’t get the USDOT truck and four cars of agents to start following me and waylay me at my neighborhood businesses AGAIN. After all, police ignore my 911 calls. I’m not elite; therefore, I am not given police services regarding the many terroristic acts that are done to stop my advocacy to give ASSISTANCE TO THE INCARCERATED MENTALLY ILL. Here is a petition they probably won’t allow you to sign:
NEWSFLASH: AMERICA CAN BE TRUE TO WHAT IT SAID ON PAPER IF WE STAND TOGETHER AND DEMAND CHANGE, BUT NOT IF WE PRETEND DISCRIMINATION IS OVER AND EQUAL JUSTICE IS A REALITY. SLAVERY NEVER ENDED – IT ONLY MOVED BEHIND PRISON WALLS WHERE PEOPLE OF ALL RACES ARE VICTIMIZED FOR MENTAL ILLNESS TO FINANCIALLY BENEFIT ELITIST PRISON OWNERS AND INVESTORS. JAILS AND PRISONS ARE AMERICA’S NEW PLANTATIONS. Incidentally, that is also where your jobs went. Inmates work long hours without enforcing worker safety and minimum wage laws, but that is another story. Besides the money taxpayers fork over for incarcerating 2.3 million Americans, most of whom are arrested for non-violent offenses, prison investors earn huge profits from prison work projects. For instance, prisoners make everything soldiers wear as well as their tents and canteens and other gear. That is another good reason for endless wars. Read more about it in my blog – http://FreeSpeakBlog.blogspot.com -
Please help to improve justice in America, and pray for me if you pray. I have no better sense than to use my “right” to free speech to ask decision makers to do unto others as they would have others to do unto them and their kinfolks, just like Jesus did. And you know what they did to Him – prisoner abuse and murder, just like Larry Neal and many others. In fact, Jesus in on page one of the prisoner genocide website along with my unfortunate brother, Larry.
Prisoner Genocide Website Link
(Click on each dead prisoner's photograph for his/her story.)
I’m not trying to join Larry and Jesus on the genocide website or have police victimize more of my family members for complaining about unequal justice, terrorism, stalking, and censorship intended to make me shut up about Larry and other sick people. Former Memphis officer, Sgt. Earley Story told me that happened to him and his family when he would not go along with police cover-up involving a murdered mental patient in Memphis Shelby County Jail in 1995.
When Sgt. Story started his shift at 6:00 p.m., he found a dying mentally ill inmate in his cell. The officer immediately called 911 for an ambulance to transport Gerald Gregory to the hospital. Sgt. Story then took pictures of the critically beaten man and wrote a report. He sanctioned the officer who should have made the 911 call for the dying mental patient sooner. Had it not been for Sgt. Story’s diligence and his reputation as a whistleblower, the cover-up story that Gregory had fallen in the jail’s shower probably would have worked. Luckily, Gerald Gregory used his dying breath to tell Sgt. Story who assaulted him, and Sgt. Story would not be a party to a different version of how the inmate was killed. Therefore Mickey Gregory was able to sue Shelby County, Tennessee after Gerald Gregory’s murder for ten million dollars and settle for an undisclosed amount.
After that, Sgt. Story says Memphis officials embarked on a program of retribution against him for doing his job. The former police officer was charged with selling drugs (away from the jail). He was arrested on drug charges based on dubious testimony by several people who Story says were induced to be false witnesses against him. One of the so-called witnesses later died violently shortly after promising Storey he would recant his false testimony. His death remains unsolved, like Duanna Johnson’s murder (a transgender person who was murdered in 2008 after planning a lawsuit against the jail following police brutality).
Officer Storey’s tale about corruption in the justice system is just as long and convoluted as the Wrongful Death of Larry Neal and The Johnnie Cochran Firm fraud is, because he continues to fight for justice like my family does. Below are resources for more information about mentally ill inmate Gerald Gregory’s wrongful death lawsuit and Sgt. Storey’s lawsuit against Shelby County Government for malicious prosecution and job termination:
Mickey Gregory v. Shelby Co. Government, United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, Case No. 95-3040
Earley Storey was charged with three counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, booking no. 97004866. Officer Storey’s reputation was destroyed in the media. On April 3, 1997, Judge Ann Pugh dismissed all charges against Story, citing lack of probable cause, and ordered that Story be restored to the status he occupied prior to the arrest. But Shelby County refused. Therefore, Storey is suing Shelby County for the injustices that he says occurred because he was an honest police officer who would not go along with inmate abuses and murders. See Earley Storey v. Shelby County Government, et al., United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, Case No. 97-2469 DA
It is horrible that when mentally ill inmates die in Shelby County Jail and other correctional facilities, officers like Sgt. Story and families like the Neals are victimized for standing up for open disclosure and human rights. I am thankful for citizens journalism like Care2, where people who are treated like my family is by the justice system have an avenue to notify the public. Sgt. Story was browsing the Internet and happened upon my articles about Larry Neal’s secret arrest and murder in Memphis Shelby County Jail. He called me immediately and sent documents about his own justice quest. He wrote me this note:
Dear Ms. Neal:
These documents will show the injustice that is present in Shelby County and that there was no way possible for your family to attain justice for your loved one who was murdered! The corruption and the amount of connections they have to cover up the corruption is unbelievable. They must be revealed. May God bless you.
Sgt. Story asked me to notify the public about how he was treated. He plans to reopen his lawsuit against Shelby County Government, which he had administratively closed in order to fight the false criminal allegations that authorities used to punish him for being an honest police officer.
Ironically, Sgt. Storey tried to get The (Johnnie) Cochran Firm to represent him in his civil action against Shelby County. Julian Bolton, managing partner of The Cochran Firm, told Sgt. Storey that The Cochran Firm could not represent him in any civil action against Shelby County Government. Mr. Bolton explained that he was also a Shelby County Commissioner, and representing Storey against the county would create a conflict of interest for the law firm. I laughed when Sgt. Storey told me that. The Cochran Firm hurried to sign contract with my mom and me in 2003 and never said a word about Bolton being a county commissioner. We live in Georgia and were unaware of local Memphis politics. Instead of being honest with us, The Cochran Firm hid its conflict of interest precisely so that the Neals would not contract with any attorney who would really file Larry’s wrongful death lawsuit against the jail. Then The Cochran Firm held our lawsuits secretly inactive while the Tennessee statute of limitations ran. When we sued the firm for fraud, judges declared our lawsuit was served wrong, because there is no such thing as a Cochran Firm office in Georgia. When I stood outside The Cochran Firm office this week to protest injustice, Atlanta Police Department told me free speech does not go that far.
I plan to continue telling people about The Cochran Firm fraud and protesting injustices against other people like Sgt. Story. Therefore, I hope Georgia police are not like Memphis police and come up with criminal charges against myself or Larry’s other family members.
Sgt. Storey and I talked about the Atlanta connection with Memphis police violence. He said that in addition to his false criminal charges, Atlanta detectives once went to his home and demanded to speak with his son. He asked what business Atlanta detectives had with his son, and they said they wanted to talk to his teen about a murder that happened in Atlanta. Sgt. Storey ordered them away from his home, because his son had not even been to Atlanta!
Thank God for citizens’ media, where people can connect. They may shut it down in America soon, you know. Too much free speech is happening. (See the links after my signature below for more information.)
At least three other lawsuits about murders and abuses of mental patients were filed against Shelby County Government in federal court since they murdered Larry in 2003. All three of those cases were filed in 2006. Killing and abusing mental patients is an epidemic. In fact, they comprise 60% of inmates in solitary confinement nationwide. They are usually kept naked, and have to sleep on bare iron because jails are afraid to give them mattresses lest they commit suicide. Many mental patients have lost contact with their families and have no one to ask what happened to them when they are killed in government custody, so more mental patients may have been murdered in Memphis. The USDOJ has obviously forsaken its role to demand accountability after such deaths, so families of sick inmates have to rely on you to care. Do you? USDOJ and Bureau of Prisons Refuse to Answer this FOIA regarding Larry Neal's Murder Cover-up
The media should not be a party to murder cover-ups and help hide lawyer fraud. That is why I was enraged to see The Cochran Firm’s commercial on FOX5 News as I lay in bed with my mother as she trembled from another nightmare about how Larry may have died. Sometimes, she dreams Larry is being Tasered to death. Other times, he dies in a restraint chair. Sometimes in her dreams, he is kept in a dark solitary confinement cell naked and begging for food or water. Neither Shelby County Government nor the USDOJ will tell us how they killed Larry, and United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia, refused to make Shelby County Government honor the federal subpoena for Larry’s records from his fatal incarceration. Larry’s family is never meant to know the secrets The Cochran Firm fraud kept us from learning about Larry’s death. African American families do not deserve closure after a lynching according to the U.S. Government. USDC Judge Batten ruled in 2009 that The Cochran Firm’s fraud against my family to protect Shelby County Jail was “immaterial.” Again, we were prevented from getting The Cochran Firm before a jury.
Maybe we could spotlight how mental patients like Larry are sometimes mistreated in a lawsuit against Atlanta Police Department for free speech violations. I should not have been ordered away from The Cochran Firm’s offices on Peachtree Street where I had poster board signs and quietly handed out business cards about ASSISTANCE TO THE INCARCERATED MENTALLY ILL. Sgt. Story was a righteous police officer, and I know we have many more like him as well as some righteous judges. Sooner or later, Almighty God might bless the Neal family with one.
Instead of exacting justice, many of the foreclosed homes on the street where we live have been taken over by the government, and I believe some of them are occupied by citizens police to watch my family as though we’re the criminals. The homes are listed in DeKalb County Tax Accessor’s office as “ 9-Public Utility – Goverenment. ” Over the years since Larry’s murder, my mother and I were passed around from court to court and from one official to another who reneged on their sworn duty to uphold justice. Now we are like victims of a gang rape. Our abusers just want to shut us up. That is why police told me I could not picket The Johnnie Cochran Firm on public sidewalks.
Do you believe as I do that homelessness, prison and death must cease being America’s answer to mental illness? Please support H.R.619 to resume Medicaid for psychiatric hospitalization. If that congressional bill passes, officials can stop hiding murders of mentally ill citizens who do not belong in the criminal justice system in the first place. Larry essentially got capital punishment for singing loud on street corners or some other minor violation related to his mental illness. Thank you for your concern and support for the least of these, His brethren: naked, sick prisoners. (Matthew 25:36-40). PLEASE VOTE at OpenCongress.org in favor of H.R.619 to resume Medicaid for mental hospital insurance (as opposed to imprisoning people for being sick). http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h619/show
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