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Memphis Mayor Herenton Resigns; USDOJ Response Due for FIOA Request re: Secret Death in Memphis Shelby Co. Jail


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Mary
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MAYOR HERENTON announced Thursday that he is resigning effective July 11. The Neals wonders if his resignation relates to the secret arrest and wrongful death of Larry Neal in Shelby County Jail. The lifelong mentally ill heart patient "disappeared" in



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carol m (55)
Friday June 26, 2009, 6:28 am
noted
 

Mary Neal (183)
Friday June 26, 2009, 7:49 am
Herenton has been the Memphis mayor for 17 years. That means he was mayor when acute mentally ill heart patient Larry Neal "disappeared" under secret arrest in Shelby County Jail in 2003.

See http://wrongfuldeathoflarryneal.com

Thanks to Care2 News Network and people who CARE, perhaps the shoud of secrecy surrounding my brother's euthanasia is getting through.

We entered a FIOA Request to the USDOJ on May 7, and the response is DUE if the agency intends to keep to President Obama's policy for open disclosure and equal justice.

Larry Neal was an inconvenience to Memphis police who were sick of "fooling" with the schizophrenic man who was one of the hundreds of thousands of mental patients who was turned out of the mental institutions in the 1970's when Regan was president. Some lived homeless, most went to prison, and Larry was in and out of Shelby Co. Jail for inappropriate behavior until police finally arrested him, lied to his family for 18 days saying that Larry was not arrested until he died without his psychiatric drugs.

If they used Tasers or a Restraint Chair to kill Larry, his family does not know, because we have been DENIED all records of his arrest and death for nearly six years!

We thought we were getting the records because we contracted with The Johnnie Cochran Firm to sue Shelby County Jail. But The Cochran Firm tricked our elderly mother. The law firm's managing partner was a Shelby Co. Commissioner and was in overview of the jail. THE COCHRAN FIRM NEVER FILED LARRY'S WRONGFUL DEATH LAWSUIT, but merely held our case inactive while the statute ran. But the firm wrote Larry's mom and sister about a "vigorous discovery process" being underway. Liers!

Shelby County Government was to give the USDOJ detailed reports of any inmate deaths under the terms of its Agreement related to USA v. Shelby County Jail, a lawsuit brought by the government due to Shelby County Jail's horrible history of abusing inmates.

Remember how Memphis police beat poor DUANNA JOHNSON, the transgender woman last year and the tape of that abuse went all over the world? THEY HATE ANYONE WHO IS "DIFFERENT" IN ANY WAY! She was murdered shortly before the deadline to file her lawsuit against the jail. That was a few weeks after folks could not get me when I was accosted at the Georgia Chevron station by four vehicles and 1 US DOT truck, called 911 and police did not come.

See Cochran Firm Fraud Video 1 and 2 on YouTube.

When we sued The Cochran Firm for its fraud in GA Superior Court, The Cochran Firm's Atlanta office DENIED ITS OWN EXISTENCE - claimed to be no part of The Cochran Firm and that our suit was served wrongly. Judge Wendy Shoob then dismissed our lawsuit with the law firm only a brisk walk from her office - the most famous law firm in Georgia.

Shelby County omitted telling the USDOJ about Larry Neal's death, but his family reported to the USDOJ. THEY USDOJ WAS UNDER AN ADMINISTRATION THAT CARED NOTHING AT ALL ABOUT THE LIVES OF PRISONERS - WHETHER IN GUANTANAMO BEY OR MEMPHIS, TENN. It made no differnce that Larry Neal was certainly not a terrorist, but a handicapped American citizen!

The USDOJ allowed Shelby Co. Jail to omit Larry's secret arrest and death on reports to the feds that happened subsequent to communicating with Larry's family about his demise. Fraudulent reports!

Mainstream media omits reporting any of this - the two lawsuits against The Cochran Firm for its fraud, the fact that the law firm said it did not exist in Georgia, the secret arrest and wrongful death of an acute mental patient in a U.S. jail.

Thank God for Care2 News Network - they won't be able to keep it secret forever! Citizens journalism is important for issues the higher-ups want to bury to continue injustices like this.

Please read the article about Memphis mayor's resignation at this article. We don't know if it is because the USDOJ must soon respond to the Neal's FIOA Request. Whether or not that is the cause, Memphis needs a better mayor!

http://my.nowpublic.com/health/memphis-mayor-herenton-resigns-usdoj-response-neals-due

Thank you for all of your help trying to get open disclosure and justice regarding my brother's secret death.





 

Mary Neal (183)
Friday June 26, 2009, 7:58 am
Forgive the misspelled words. I miss spellcheck when typing in the comments!

I shared this news with all of my Care2 friends via email and posted at AIMI, AI, Town Crier, MJ, Human Rights Network, People Helping Other People, and Minority Rights Network
 

Susan M (239)
Friday June 26, 2009, 8:23 am
noted thank-you
 

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Friday June 26, 2009, 8:31 am

GREAT news, Mary!
 

Faith M (161)
Friday June 26, 2009, 8:35 am
This is wonderful news Mary-Mayor Herington has been a blight on the face of Memphis 4/ever-however it appears he is wanting to run for Senate now and that man is completely incompetent and unable to effectivaly represent anyone much less be reping for the state of Tennessee as a senator. I was overjoyed to get your news
 

FreeSpirit Running (320)
Friday June 26, 2009, 9:15 am
Oh, Mary, your family has waited so long for this day my sister. This is just excellent news sweetie, and thank you ever so much for sharing your familys story of injustice with us all. We do care about you here, and wanted to see you get some kind of answer to your brother Larry's arrest & unfortunate death.

I am happy for you darlin. Totally noted.

Many blessings...and do keep us posted for updates, ty.
FreeSpirit...
 

stephanie v (85)
Friday June 26, 2009, 9:20 am
Mary, thank God your day for answers is coming! E-mail received and your story read and noted.
 

Mary Neal (183)
Friday June 26, 2009, 11:24 am
Thank you so very much, my dear friends. Thank you for all your encouragement and support. Trapped at home like I am, I don't know what I would do without you to confide in when I suffer. This is the "new" America, and I hope we can turn away from this fascist direction under the Obama administration.

I will be able to let you know in a few days if we have an administration that really upholds "open disclosure." It took intervention by my senator to make the USDOJ answer a letter from my family in 2007. The Bush Admin. USDOJ answered the letter 18 MONTHS AFTER I WROTE THEM, and the USDOJ reiterated that it had gotten no records on Larry's death from the jail, but it refused to investigate Larry's death. No real answers.

Obama's USDOJ wrote that we would have its response within 20 business days of their letter to me. We will see. Today is the 20th business day. We will allow some mail days before we feel betrayed again.

WHY DOES EVERYONE THINK IT IS OK TO ABUSE OR KILL MENTAL PATIENTS?



 

. (0)
Friday June 26, 2009, 12:02 pm
Great news Mary, thank you
 

Mary Neal (183)
Friday June 26, 2009, 12:12 pm
I want to add that Duanna Johnson, who Memphis police officers beat on film last year and she was murdered in November, was NOT mentally ill. She was a transgender person. People should be allowed to be DIFFERENT without being murdered!
 

Sally Ann G (256)
Friday June 26, 2009, 12:52 pm
oh good news thank you mary
 

sue M (184)
Friday June 26, 2009, 2:33 pm
Great news Mary. Just a few more thousand of these idiots to go........
 

Mary Neal (183)
Friday June 26, 2009, 3:35 pm
PLEASE

Visit the actual article at the site to see pictures of all of these people. Also, PLEASE read the comments. Thanks for your support so much!
 

Karen S (106)
Friday June 26, 2009, 4:38 pm
The injustice to your brother and to your family is new news to me and I am saddened that anything like this could happen. The cover-up that ensued and the inaction of the mainstream media does not come as a surprise to me. I can't begin to imagine the anguish this has caused you and your family Mary. I hope that the mayor's resignation and the fact that this story is seeing some light and a lot of support give you some comfort and that you will celebrate each small success. My thoughts are with you as you continue your journey through this nightmare. I care.
 

Catherine Turley (192)
Friday June 26, 2009, 5:07 pm
mary

are there any newspaper articles from the time of your brother's disappearance and death? and have you tried to contact ben jealous?
 

Mary Neal (183)
Friday June 26, 2009, 5:24 pm
The cyberstalker just deleted my last post. They do not want this news going out.
 

Mary Neal (183)
Friday June 26, 2009, 5:28 pm
Thanks everyone! Thank you for your support.

Regarding your question about the NAACP - Mr. Justice, I wrote about that in the comments at the article. Please see it.

Regarding newspaper articles, we called The Cochran Firm the day Larry died, and they told us not to talk to anyone about it. We thought we had lawyers we could trust, so we obeyed. They were keeping it out of the news.

By the way, The picture I use at Care2 is Larry. See me on the Cochran Firm Fraud 1 and 2 YouTube videos. See some of the other folks in this drama at the article site.

Blessings!

Mary
 

. (0)
Friday June 26, 2009, 5:57 pm
i am glad to note your news i am waiting for a victory for the Neals
 

Catherine Turley (192)
Friday June 26, 2009, 6:19 pm
didn't see anything about ben jealous, just ben hooks. i thought it might be possible that jealous wouldn't have the same constraints as hooks (unless they're great friends).
 

Mary Neal (183)
Friday June 26, 2009, 6:59 pm
WANT TO SEE HOW DESPERATE THEY ARE TO CENSOR THIS NEWS IN MEMPHIS?

I commented at the article in the Memphis Flyer and told about Larry's death. It posted. If you want to see what I wrote, I put it at the site of this article at NowPublic.com. Just hit the "VISIT SITE" green button above.

Anyway, Memphis Flyer posted my comment. Then when they read it, they took it down before Memphis could find out that the administrators there had a secret death of one of their handicapped citizens, my brother, Larry. See below what is on the web when you Google "Mary Neal Mayor Herenton." But when you go to the link, MY COMMENT IS GONE, AND THE NEWSPAPER CLOSED THE WHOLE ARTICLE FOR ACCEPTING COMMENTS.

So now, because of me, none of the citizens in Memphis will get a chance to say what they think about Herenton resigning at that report.

Reaction to Herenton's Resignation | The Daily Buzz | Memphis FlyerMary Neal http://wrongfuldeathoflarryneal.com. Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/AIMI ...
www.memphisflyer.com/.../reaction-to-herentons-resignation
 

Mary Neal (183)
Friday June 26, 2009, 7:06 pm
Do you know what the mainstream Memphis newspaper did? It is called the Memphis Commercial Appeal.

The reports about the federal hearings to release Shelby Co. Jail from federal overview that were held in 2005 were deleted from the newspaper's online archive pages.

I guess they want to pretend the federal hearings never happened when the USDOJ allowed Memphis officials to lie and say there had been no deaths. The USDOJ knew the jail was lying from my communication with them. Several letters went back and forward between me and the USDOJ with Larry's death certificate, SSN# and everything. SO WHY DID THE USDOJ ALLOW SHELBY CO. JAIL TO OMIT REPORTING ABOUT LARRY? THIS MADE THE REPORTS THEY GAVE BE FRAUDULENT, YOU SEE?

See one of my letters to the USDOJ at the DOCUMENTS TAB, Exhibit 11

Here is the website:

http://wrongfuldeathoflarryneal.com
 

Mary Neal (183)
Friday June 26, 2009, 7:16 pm
Many of you

know from my advocacy at Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill here at Care2 that I have reported some horrible things done to mental patients.

Some are Tasered to death. Some die in Restraint chairs, and some are shot by police during lunacy arrests.

We all saw how the police there beat Duanna Johnson on film. If not, Google "Duanna Johnson Transgender Memphis Police" That should get you to a film of the beating.

The families get reports on all of the dead inmates. They are told what happened. WHATEVER HAPPENED TO LARRY MUST HAVE BEEN WORSE THAN ALL OF THAT.

What did they do to Larry ?

WHAT HAPPENED TO LARRY NEAL?

Did they shoot him up with bleach?

Did they starve him to death in that 18 days? This is my mom's recurring nightmare about her son. 18 days is about what it takes to dehydrate and die of starvation if you already are weak like Larry.

He had a bad heart and needed his heart meds.

Were they beating him when his heart gave out from fear?

Did he have hallucinations without his psychiatric drugs and die of fright from the images in his own mind?

WHY DON'T BLACK PEOPLE HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW WHAT POLICE DID TO THEIR RELATIVES?

ARE WE BACK IN SLAVERY WHEN BLACK FAMILY AFFECTION DID NOT MATTER?

JUST SELL CHILDREN FROM THEIR PARENTS, HUSBANDS FROM THEIR WIVES, AND WIVES TO A MAN WHO ADMIRED HER BREASTS?

WHY DON'T OUR FAMILY COUNT? WE ARE NOT TERRORISTS. WE ARE U.S. CITIZENS AND ON TAX DAY, YOU SEND FOR OUR MONEY WITH YOUR TAX FILING PAPERS!

I AM SICK OF THIS FOUL TREATMENT.

TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION. THIS IS WRONG NOW LIKE IT WAS IN THE 1700'S.

STOP IT. TELL ME WHAT THE HELL YOU DID TO MY BROTHER!
 

Mary Neal (183)
Friday June 26, 2009, 7:31 pm
Do you remember, Care2,

when I reported about the Shelby County Medical Examiner who was indicted because he kidnapped himself and put explosives and notes on his body and taped his head in barbed wire and the notes were saying he lied in a capital murder case? When it was time for the man to be executed who he had apparently testified falsely against, Dr. O.C. Smith had a bout of conscious.

His Notes said, "Dr. Smith lied."

The man who was executed claimed that it was another police officer who shot the police officer he was on death row about. His name was PHILLIP WORKMAN. You can look up the case online. The medical examiner was Dr. O.C. Smith.

Well, when Larry Neal died, Dr. O.C. Smith was the Shelby Co. Medical Examiner, someone who may have lied to protect police even though it meant the death penalty to Phillip Workman.

We cannot trust the medical examiner's report out of Dr. Smith's office. Even though the partial copy that is all they would send me said Larry had vegetables in his stomach, we do not know if that was so.

Maybe he did starve to death.

Larry's body was naked, so they knew he had mental conditions - that is how they treat jailed mental patients.

How come they lied when the social worker called and we sent the missing person report for the missing mental patient they had many times before.
 

Mary Neal (183)
Friday June 26, 2009, 7:33 pm

IT IS NOT OK TO KILL MENTAL PATIENTS WHO HAVE BECOME A NUISANCE TO POLICE, EVERYONE.

IT DOES NOT MATTER IF YOU KILL THEM BY WITHHOLDING THEIR HEART DRUGS WHILE YOU HIDE THEM IN JAIL

OR IF YOU ACTUALLY MADE THEM DRINK BLEACH

EITHER WAY, YOU KILLED THEM.
 

Mary Neal (183)
Friday June 26, 2009, 7:59 pm
AND SINCE THEY DON'T WANT FOLKS IN MEMPHIS TO KNOW THAT ONE OF THEIR HANDICAPPED CITIZENS WAS SECRETLY EXTERMINATED IN SHELBY CO. JAIL

If any of you have relatives and friends in Memphis, be sure to tell them.

SECRECY IS THE NAME OF THE GAME - FOR SIX YEARS NOW ALMOST.

They delete my online posts. They take my posts down AS quickLY as I post the news and turn my back.

They delete my links from my emails and other posts often so that a reader does not get the complete picture.

NOT JUST WHEN I WRITE ABOUT LARRY! This happens when I write about the death penalty, the incarcerated mentally ill, or other prisoners who are abused, and especially when I wrIte about Oscar Grant and Troy Davis.

Do you know what I found out today?

They have two videos of Martin Luther King's final speech at YouTube and at AOL videos. It is named Martin Luther King Mountaintop 1/2

They call it that because the speech is supposedly in two videos, each with 1/2 of the speech.

I discovered today that they skipped about 6 minutes or more of the speech.

They skipped everything about the dogs and water hoses and the need for people of all races to join together and stand up for what they believes is right

WHY ARE THOSE THE PARTS OF DR. KING'S SPEECH THE ESTABLISHMENT HATES?

Go to my article at NowPublic.com - Dr. King's speech fraudulently edited to change history.

When I wrote the article, it was only the text versions I found to be edited.

Now today, I discovered the videos that are PRESENTED AS BEING COMPLETE are also cut.

It would be OK if it was just and except, but people should not pretend that the whole speech is there and it is not. Then you cross over into censorship.

That is something I am very familiar with. ANYTIME NEWSPAPERS TAKE DOWN WHOLE ARTICLES OR THEIR ENTIRE COMMENT SECTION LIKE MEMPHIS FLYER DID TODAY BECAUSE YOU COMMENTED, YOU ARE UNDER SERIOUS CENSORSHIP!
 

. (0)
Friday June 26, 2009, 8:48 pm
This is wonderful news Mary and I'm so happy I could crap in my pants for real, justice is due for you and your family!!!! Yes its finally going to happen, you never gave up aand neither did anyone else because good always come out on top and the truth always win's. So many Blessing and happiness to you Mary from the botten of my heart and soul. Hugs Songbird
 

Mary Neal (183)
Friday June 26, 2009, 10:30 pm
I hope that justice is on its way, Songbird. Some ladies prayed for my mother recently. They prayed that she be finally told what was done to Larry and give her the due process of law and respect of a citizen in the country where she has spent her 86 years and raised her family.

We just want what Michael Vick's dogs got, Songbird. Investigation and due process of law.

I hate to get hopeful in a way, but the mayor resigning was a good sign, maybe.
 

Mary Neal (183)
Friday June 26, 2009, 10:36 pm
I think we all ought to be pretty concerned about secret arrests and deaths of Americans in government custody.

That is what Hitler did to the mentally ill -- FIRST.
 

Rhonda Maness (580)
Friday June 26, 2009, 11:00 pm
Great news Mary and you analogy to Hitler says it all. Thanks for sharing this.
 

Mary Neal (183)
Friday June 26, 2009, 11:03 pm
It is good when politicians who are not serious about upholding their oaths of office leave their positions. A mayor has all the citizens as constituents - not just the healthy ones.

I don't know if Herenton resigning means the USDOJ will do the right thing about Larry or not. The Bush admn. DOJ dodged accountability and helped hide Larry's murder, just like Guantanamo.

We are working class people. It is hard to get justice if you are not wealthy in America. You know that. But the mayor suddenly resigning like this gives us some hope . . .

If we do finally get treated equal to Michael Vick's dogs -- like we matter -- then it will only be because of my Care2 friends.
 

Mary Neal (183)
Friday June 26, 2009, 11:12 pm
Thank you, Randy, for starting Care2. Your vision gathered together millions of people who want to impact the world for good in their own unique ways.

Many of them have been so very helpful to my family - lending support, a shoulder to cry on - giving their time and effort to decriminalizing mental illness in America.

Randy, your vision has impacted the world we live in, and I thank you and all of the Care2 staff for your work on this network.

When mainstream media let democracy down, God made citizens media.
 

Cheryl B (375)
Saturday June 27, 2009, 6:09 am
he is under federal investigation for real estate it said also that he is campaigning for congress, if you are making headway and that is helping him push get uot then great and he may be running scared, but I don't get the campaigning for congress then? is he campaigning for someone in congress or making a move for congress himself while crying too tired of climbing mountains. not quite awake yet. someone want to explain that little peice of info about campaining for congress?
 

Wolfweeps P (251)
Saturday June 27, 2009, 6:32 am
Awesome Mary....

Let us not forget what justice is not been complete yet....but it is get there I hope...

JUSTICE:

What I am proud of, what seems so simply clear, is that feminism is a way to fight for justice, always in short supply.
Barbara Strickland

You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom. You can only be free if I am free.
Clarence Darrow

We've got to take back the ideal of justice, we've got to take back this principle of human dignity. We've got to take it back from vengeance, from hatred, we've got to say: look, we're all in this together. We are human beings.
David Kaczynski

This is the duty of our generation as we enter the twenty-first century -- solidarity with the weak, the persecuted, the lonely, the sick, and those in despair. It is expressed by the desire to give a noble and humanizing meaning to a community in which all members will define themselves not by their own identity but by that of others.
Elie Wiesel

Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.
Frederick Douglass
 

Joycey B (750)
Saturday June 27, 2009, 11:41 am
It's great to hear good news for a change. It's been long overdue for justice for your brother. I pray this happens. Noted with thanks Mary.
 

Amena Andersson (187)
Saturday June 27, 2009, 12:35 pm
Good news, Mary. Your diligence is perhaps going to pay off. I have my fingers crossed for you and your family.
 

Mary Neal (183)
Saturday June 27, 2009, 1:08 pm
Those politicians are so sure that the news of Larry Neal's secret murder will never get out that Julian Bolton, Esq., was the managing partner of The Cochran Firm's Memphis office and the Shelby County Commissioner when we took Larry's case to that law firm and it defrauded us.

He ran for Congress in 2006, while we were suing the firm in Georgia Superior Court under Judge Wendy Shoob for its fraud. You see, he probably already knew how the case would come out. Judge Shoob threw our case out saying THERE WAS NO COCHRAN FIRM IN ATLANTA, with the firm wide open for business every day just spitting distance from her office.

Yesterday, in the Memphis Flyer, I posted my response to Herenton's resignation. THE NEWSPAPER TOOK MY COMMENTS DOWN AND CLOSED THE COMMENTS ON THE ARTICLE.

Mainstream news helps to cover-up Larry Neal's death, you see. Without the cooperation of the news agencies, corrupt politicians would all be out of business.

I am going to post it around in other mainstream news and see how many take it down and close their comments fields. That is what happens.

Larry's case relates to the Bush Admn. - Gonzales was indicted for taking bribes to withhold USDOJ investigations here in America, just as he is now in hot water for using the DOJ to torture people.

They are all very powerful, and they work to censure the news about Larry.

Larry Neal's case proves that authorities do not care if detainees are terrorists or not - they just love to kill people. Then they use their power to suppress the news in the media.

Mary
 

Mary Neal (183)
Saturday June 27, 2009, 1:15 pm
If you have time, try doing it yourself to check out the censorship. Just Google for "Memphis Mayor Herenten Resigns"

Then go to the article and try to comment. Just put -

Mayor Herenton's resignation made front page news at Care2 yesterday with one likely reason given - http://www.care2.com/news/member/513396753/1178009

I just put that message at WREG News. Do you want to know what happened?

The censorship force put a dash at the word news so that people will not be able to get to this article from that link. They made the word news appear "n-ews"

This is the type of censorship that happens to protect the corrupt politicians in Memphis and those who were in Washington who helped them cover up Larry's death. Try posting the comment yourself and you will see.

Folks who help cover up a murder are accessories after the fact. They are also guilty of the murder if they help to hide it. Not only do they need to resign, they should be sent to prison.
 

Mary Neal (183)
Saturday June 27, 2009, 1:21 pm
UNDERSTAND PLEASE,

These people who work so hard to censor news of Larry's death know that I am posting it on the Internet, and they know that it gets out to a limited degree anyway.

That is why they planned to kill me, also.

That is why they sent four vehicles and a US DOT truck after me last September 27. See my video about it at YouTube - Cochran Firm Fraud 1 and 2

The judges kept our civil cases from going forward in court. Judge Shoob said there was no such thing as a GA office of The Cochran Firm

Judge Batten of USDC said everything The Cochran Firm did to prevent our lawsuit against Shelby Co. Jail was "immaterial."

Meanwhile, The Cochran Firm was not filing any pleadings in the USDC case.

Maybe they thought it would not be necessary. I was being stalked everywhere I went. Finally, I was waylayed at the Chevron station and called 911, and they likely arranged for the police to ignore me. No police came when all those men surrounded me.

They still hope to suppress this news. That means to me that they still hope to get rid of my mom and me and any of our family that rises up and tells about Larry Neal's murder in Memphis Shelby Co. Jail.
 

Mary Neal (183)
Saturday June 27, 2009, 1:29 pm
When I wrote about being followed everywhere I went, I had affidavits from others who witnessed it (I only go to very public places, because I know they are dangerous).

Cochran Firm attorney Angela Mason wrote a pleading in USDC and said that law firm did not have a Caucasian man in a WHITE van hired to follow me.

I never told anyone the COLOR of the vehicle. How did she know? Do they teach ESP in law schools?

I wrote a pleading telling the Court that I never gave anyone the color of the vehicle, and there was only one way for that lawyer to know.

Judge Batten ignored it.

The authorities work together to suppress news of Larry's murder to protect the Bush USDOJ. That is also who The Cochran Firm was protecting when it took our case in order to let the time pass and do nothing.
 

Mary Neal (183)
Saturday June 27, 2009, 1:31 pm
Now we are just waiting

We will know next week if the Obama administration intends to suppress the truth about Larry's death and the cover-up to protect the Bush USDOJ also.
 

Mary Neal (183)
Saturday June 27, 2009, 4:20 pm
I am going to sue some of the media for inviting public comment and then either deleting mine or preventing mine from posting. This is illegal suppression of my First Amendment right. I will begin with the Memphis Flyer. It is only fitting that a Memphis media be first, since they are the media that first knew about Larry Neal's murder and did not report it.

Since I wrote about the Memphis Flyer removing my comment, it has now removed even the link that was on the Internet. Too late. Many people already saw it and I have it on film and in print.

That is the trouble with censorship in the 21st century. It is easy to trace and prove with just a cellphone with a video camera.
 

Marylee T (23)
Saturday June 27, 2009, 7:11 pm
I am so happy for you Mary adn for your family that you are making progress in finding disclosure about your brother Larry. I truly pray for your strength and well-being...that you may continue the fight with all of our support to stand up for the mentally ill and any others who are wrongfully treated by society, the law enforcement, and the government. Stay strong! Keep the faith!

Article read and noted.
 

Mary Neal (183)
Saturday June 27, 2009, 8:45 pm
Thanks, Marylee. I don't really know if this is about Larry's secret murder in Shelby Co. Jail. Herenton is also under investigation for some other offenses. They persist in trying to censor Larry's death, but we are breaking through that this week. It has gone on long enough.

We tolerated it while we were in court against The Cochran Firm thinking that we would get justice from the court process, but NOT! They seem to have had that on lockdown also, judging by the judges rulings - 1) No Cochran Firm in GA and 2) Breach of contract, undisclosed conflict of interest, and perjury in court were all ruled "immaterial" in USDC.
 

Mary Neal (183)
Sunday June 28, 2009, 8:43 am
BY THE WAY, IF ANY MEMPHIS READERS FIND YOUR WAY TO THIS ARTICLE, YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT

THE COCHRAN FIRM DENIED IT HAD A LAW OFFICE IN MEMPHIS ALSO - -

IN FACT, IF YOU LOOK IT UP ON THE TENNESSEE SECRETARY OF STATE'S LIST OF TENNESSEE CORPORATIONS, IT IS LISTED AS AN "ASSUMED NAME."

BUT THEN, GUESS WHAT? WHILE THEY WERE SAYING THERE WAS NO SUCH THING AS A COCHRAN FIRM IN MEMPHIS, THEY HAD TO REIMBURSE MY MOM AND ME FOR SOMETHING BY COURT ORDER

AND WHAT DO YOU THINK THEY DID? THEY WROTE THE CHECK ON "THE COCHRAN FIRM - MEMPHIS OFFICE."

Some people just can't get perjury right.
 

Mary Neal (183)
Sunday June 28, 2009, 8:46 am
>
. . . . . . not that the perjury mattered at all to Judge Timothy Batten, of USDC, Northern District of Georgia.

In fact, he ruled that everything The Cochran Firm did to trick my mom and me while the statute of limitations was running out on our case was "immaterial." I don't think it is only because Mr. Bush appointed him, but some folks in my family think that.
 

Jenny Dooley (830)
Sunday June 28, 2009, 11:32 am
This is good news Mary!
 

Catherine Turley (192)
Sunday June 28, 2009, 12:56 pm
mary

i can't stand he thought of you and your mom living in fear. maybe the gov. or the cochran firm are keeping tabs on you, but if they were going to hurt you, they would have done it by now. it's been so long, and all the info is out there. and, if they were going to kill you, they'd just bust down the door, shoot you, and plant a gun. they wouldn't waste time and money watching you every second of the day. you have to get back your life, or at least the part of it that allows you to freely come and go.
 

greenplanet e (155)
Sunday June 28, 2009, 6:04 pm
Dear Mary,
I looked at your website and listened to your radio interview. That was a terrible, terrible thing that happened to your brother, and I'm sorry that happened. You are a courageous woman with a beautiful voice for your brother and others. I hope justice will prevail for you.
 

Mary Neal (183)
Sunday June 28, 2009, 11:24 pm
Thank you, Koo and Jenny! Thanks to everyone who is interested. America is beginning to look more and more like China in how civil rights count.

Catherine, thanks. I thought what you do - that I could go and come freely again because probably 100,000 folks know about this and I notified all the authorities. But my hopes were dashed a couple of months ago.

I wrote about it in my sharebook. Some of my friends might remember. I was out of cigarettes - terrible habit. I waited until daylight when kids were out waiting for their rides to school and people were going to work. I suppose it was about 6:30 or 7 a.m. As I left home, THREE cars came and were going on my route. One pulled out of a driveway and was in front of me.

This meant nothing, except that as the one in front of me tooted its horn as we drove by a VACANT HOUSE WITH OVERGROWN GRASS. A red vehicle pulled out. The man had his window rolled down. He was looking at me so intently as he came out of the driveway that he turned too wide and almost went on the curb. I am not all that cute, so why would a man nearly wreck his car looking at me? Why was he waiting at a vacant house?

People probably still use my computer or monitor my phone to know when I plan to leave home. That is how they used to do it. For about six months, the microphone feature was open on my computer and I could not close it. I tried to change the language to something obscure, but they would change it back to English. I bought another computer, but within the first day, the microphone icon opened on it, also.

Anyway, Catherine, when the car in front of me blew for the car that came out of the driveway of the vacant house, I did a U-turn to return home. I did not want to be waylaid at a store again. There was a school bus going my direction, so I fell in line behind the school bus for protection, and I made it home. That episode let me know that folks were still interested in following me.

FYI - I always would drive slow and observe all the traffic around me when I drove. Even when folks tail me. I would just try to pull in at the nearest place that was well populated. If anyone ever tries to tell you I was speeding to run from folks, they are lying. I never speed.
 

Mary Neal (183)
Sunday June 28, 2009, 11:32 pm
Catherine, I don't think it is the "government." I know a USDOT truck is a government vehicle, but I figure someone had hired that one man for illegal purposes.

I agree that if the real government wanted somebody gone, they would be gone. These are illegal people who the government will not control or prosecute for some reason. I cannot understand why police will not investigate them or why the feds program that investigates cyberterrorism won't answer my application for assistance. They seem to be ALLOWED by the government. There is a minute difference.
 

Winefred M (88)
Monday June 29, 2009, 5:56 am
Glad that we all could help here at care2.
 

Cheryl B (207)
Monday June 29, 2009, 8:42 am
So very happy to hear some good news happening, Mary. May God guide your steps to justice for your brother.
 

Mary Neal (183)
Monday June 29, 2009, 1:45 pm
Care2 is a tremendous help.

If America has turned facsist and decided to kill off its disabled citizens without their families having legal recourse, it helps just to be able to discuss it.

Frankly, I think all Americans and people who care about human rights should be alarmed about the secret arrest and wrongful death of Larry Neal. What happened to the Constitution?

I am supposed to get a response to our FIOA Request to the USDOJ within 20 business days of May 28. That has already passed. We will know from Larry's case whether the Obama DOJ intends to uphold the Bill of Rights or continue to divest Americans of our rights that happened under the previous administration.
 

greenplanet e (155)
Monday June 29, 2009, 8:37 pm
Mary, I'm completely appalled at what happened to your brother, especially as the police knew that he was missing, that your family were looking for him, and that they knew who he was. I hope you find out what happened.
 

Mary Neal (183)
Monday June 29, 2009, 8:59 pm
Thank you, Koo. HOW CAN WE FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED?

~ Shelby Co. Government won't release records

~ The Cochran Firm signed contract and worked with the jail to prevent disclosure and lawsuit

~ The USDOJ worked with Shelby Co. Jail to prevent disclosure and wihhold investigation

~ The judges at GA Sup. Ct. and USDC Northern District of Ga (Judges Shoob and Batten) dismissed our lawuit against The Cochran Firm for fraud, and

~ Judge Batten, USDC, allowed Shelby Co. Jail to ignore the federal subpoena to release records on Larry

~ The USDOJ is now overdue for responding to our Freedom of Information Act request for information regarding Larry's wrongful death cover-up. The FIOA Request is at the link below. Take time to read it, please.

http://my.nowpublic.com/health/foi-request-usdoj-re-larry-neal-and-cochran-firm-fraud

My family has over 800 signatures on our petition to the USDOJ for an investigation regarding Larry's death, which should not even need a petition - it is their JOB to protect incarcerated persons from abuse and murder.

I think we need to raise a reward. Then maybe some of the people in jail with him or who worked at the jail will come forward and tell us how they killed him.


 

greenplanet e (155)
Monday June 29, 2009, 11:09 pm
Well, I wish I knew. It sounds very wrong indeed. They should surely release the records according to the law. Sounds like they are hiding something. Perhaps someone in the jail will be stricken with it weighing on their conscience and want to come forward...

I'm praying to whatever divine power might be out there that you will get answers.
 

Cathi Hartline (248)
Friday July 3, 2009, 11:31 pm
thank You Mary and Just "C" such hard work putting up all these news reports! but it is greatly appreciated! the mentally ill are abused ALL the time and it is awesome that You help stand for something and normally unsympathetic to so many!, bless You!!!....Cathi
 
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