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May 23, 2009
I cannot make you allow my links to work on the Petition to Save Sgt. Russel. 

I cannot force you to allow my petition to help Sgt. Russel register and retain signatures.

I cannot get a court order to force my Internet censorship to end.  The judges are probably prison profiteers, too, in my experience.

I cannot make my discussion items at Care2 post and stop my fonts from changing to tiny.

I cannot make my e-mails sent from Yahoo actually reach the addressees.

Censorship is used to preserve mentally ill people - including soldiers suffering from PTSD - to keep prisons full and profitable.

ALL I CAN DO IS FILM IT, RECORD IT, GET AFFIDAVITS FROM PEOPLE WHO CANNOT USE THE LINKS ON THE PETITION TO SAVE SGT. RUSSEL, AND SHOW OUR MILITARY PERSONNEL THE PLAN FOR THEIR COMRADES WHO GET SICK DURING ACTIVE DUTY.  AND I WILL. 

MOST AMERICAN LEGION HALLS HAVE THE EQUIPMENT TO SHOW VIDEOS.  THEIR MEMBERS NEED TO SEE THE FILMS OF THIS INTERFERENCE TO GETTING HELP FOR THE MANY VETERANS WHO WIND UP IN PRISON AFTER PTSD EPISODES CAUSE THEM TO ACT INAPPROPRIATELY.  AND THEY WILL.

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HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!  Please participate in this effort to help a soldier who is in grave danger.

Petition to Save Sgt. Russel - Hospitals, Not Prisons for Sick Soldiers!  This Is Real Support for Our Troops - Saving Them from Prison After Getting Sick While Serving in the Military.


PETITION TO SAVE SGT. RUSSEL
DROP HIS CRIMINAL CHARGES
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/Save-Sgt-Russel

Target:  President Obama, Commander in Chief

Sponsored by: 

                            Sgt. JOHN M. RUSSELL

NO MAN LEFT BEHIND!

  • A 2007 Army survey of soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan showed that soldiers' mental health deteriorates significantly each time they go to war.
  • Overall, the Army's suicide rate reached a record level in 2008 and is still climbing.
  • More than 27%of the noncommissioned officers surveyed on their third or fourth deployment reported depression, anxiety or acute stress -- compared with 18% of those on their second deployment and 11% on their first tour.
Better security should have been in place.  During a psychotic episode, Sgt. Russel was being escorted from the mental health clinic at Camp Liberty when he overpowered a guard and took his weapon. "They escorted him out with a guy with a gun," Wilburn Russell said. "That was the worst thing they could have done. 

MANY VETERANS from Viet Nam, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan are imprisoned today for inappropriate behavior caused by PTSD, along with 1.25 million other mentally challenged people.  Psychiatric patients should be either be committed to quality mental hospitals or released under an Assisted Outpatient Treatment program, depending on their offenses. 

We demand that Sgt. Russel not join the ranks of America's incarcerated mentally ill, none of whom should be imprisoned, but treated instead!

HOMELESSNESS, PRISON, AND DEATH MUST CEASE BEING AMERICA's ANSWER TO MENTAL ILLNESS
 
Statute - Soldier Carries Wounded or Dead Friend

Please see 
"What About Our Soldiers?" at http://www.care2.com/c2c/share/detail/1090358
AND

"Save Sgt. Russel" a Petition Launched by AIMI
http://my.nowpublic.com/health/save-sgt-russel-petition-launched-aimi 
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Factual content for this petition is from Washington Post at http://www.washingtonpost.com/ and USA Today at http://www.usatoday.com/news 

NOTE:    Please note the number beside your signature and return to the petiiton frequently to see how support for Sgt. Russel grows. 

Help this soldier get the support he needs by sharing this link:

PETITION TO SAVE SGT. RUSSEL - DROP HIS CRIMINAL CHARGES
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/Save-Sgt-Russel

Thank You for Giving Your Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally ill.  Say to prison profiteers, "Hands off American vets!"  If Sgt. Russel had lost his eyesight or a limb in Bagdhad, he would get a medal and lifetime benefits.  Sgt. Russel lost more - he lost his mental stability during the last part of three consecutive deployments to Iraq.  Everyone on base knew he was psychotic, his supervisors and other soldiers.  One of the victims told his mother about Sgt. Russel's mental meltdown on his final conversation with her on Mother's day.  It was common knowledge on the base that Sgt. Russel needed help.  It was the Army's fault, and we are lucky Sgt. Russel did not use a grenade.  Next time a psychotic soldier's mental meltdown is ignored, it could be much worse. 
NO MAN LEFT BEHIND!

Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill
http://Care2.com/c2c/groups/AIMI
P.O. Box 7222, Atlanta, GA  30357

Mary Neal, Director
MaryLovesJustice@gmail.com

Articles:  http://NowPublic.com/duo
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is a 44-year-old communication specialist from Sherman, Texas who served 16 years in the U.S. Army.  Sgt. Russel was near the end of his third tour in Iraq when he allegedly gunned down five fellow service members at a Baghdad combat stress clinic.  Sgt. Russel has been charged with murder.  This sick soldier is no cold-blooded killer. 

Please use this opportunity to show the private prison owners and investors that our military personnel who transition back home from the War on Terror combat zones are not going to be used to boost their stock portfolios.

Sgt. Russel was himself the first of six victims of his bout with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, for which he was receiving treatment.  Sgt. Russel's breakdown should have been recognized sooner, and he should have been sent home. 

"We've never, I don't believe, had a force that we've put through seven years of continuous combat like this, where such a large percentage of the force is going on these multiple deployments," said Gen. Peter Chiarelli, the Army's vice chief of staff and point man on mental health issues.

"They broke him," Sgt. Russel's father, Wilburn Russell said, wiping away tears.  Before the shooting, Russell had e-mailed his wife to tell her "his life was over," his father said.

The undersigned demand that murder charges against Sgt. Russel be dropped He deserves care and support, not prison.  We protest American military personnel coming home to America and becoming PRISONERS OF WAR after serving their country and breaking under the strain of repeated combat missions. 

DECRIMINALIZE MENTAL ILLNESS.  No one can be punished or rehabilitated into a state of mental health.


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