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MURDERED: Transgender Woman Set to Sue Memphis/Shelby County Jail After Beating


Society & Culture  (tags: DuannaJohnson, MemphisJail, ShelbyCountyJail, Transgender, Transsexual, MaryNeal, LarryNeal, WrongfulDeathOfLarryNeal, AssistancetotheIncarceratedMentallyIll )

Mary
- 2065 days ago - my.nowpublic.com
In Feburary of this year police offers at the Shelby County Criminal Justice Center in Memphis,TN were caught on camera beating a transgender woman by the name of Duanna Johnson. Larry Neal, mentally ill heart patient died in the facility under secret..



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. (0)
Tuesday November 11, 2008, 3:49 pm
my prayers are with your family
 

Mary Neal (187)
Tuesday November 11, 2008, 4:08 pm
THANK YOU, HONEYSUCKLEBARB

This is so very tragic. I suppose this unfortunate woman did not realize it was necessary to give up her life and stay home the way I have done in order to stay safe.

We made the two Cochran Firm Fraud videos for protection, to get past the censorship surrounding the things that happen in Shelby County Jail and the elaborate cover-up that occurred after the secret incarceration and wrongful death of my mentally ill brother there.

We only made the videos after I was followed by up to four cars and 911 would not come when I called for help. Memphis/Shelby County Jail is the 3rd largest jail in the nation. The USDOJ was in overview of the jail after past abuses against inmates, but even this federal agency refuses to investigate Larry's secret death there.

This is why we are going to start the live web stream - so the world can be a security camera for my family. See http://wrongfuldeathoflarryneal.com.

Let us all pray for Ms. Johnson. She did not deserve this just for being "different," and neither did my brother, or the victims of three other federal lawsuits against the Memphis Police and Shelby County Jail.

Thank you for your concern. Friends, I want you to look to hear from me at least once every day. If I don't, call 770-651-8413. Thanks.

Mary
 

Phyllis P. (427)
Tuesday November 11, 2008, 4:29 pm
they keep this stuff up....they are going to be in for a rude awakening one day.
 

Mary Neal (187)
Tuesday November 11, 2008, 4:44 pm
PHYLLIS, I CERTAINLY HOPE THEY DON'T "KEEP THIS STUFF UP," AS YOU SAY!!

MY GOODNESS - THIS IS THE JAIL WE HIRED THE JOHNNIE COCHRAN FIRM TO SUE, AND YOU KNOW HOW THAT TURNED OUT. IF NOT, READ HTTP://WRONGFULDEATHOFLARRYNEAL.COM

PLEASE, PLEASE, HELP MY MOTHER AND ME TO STAY SAFE, CARE2. Please Stumble, DIGG, and Delicious this article - you know I am censored and cannot use those services. The things that happen in the 3rd largest jail in the nation are highly censored, so mainstream news will not cover our story, the USDOJ will not investigate my brother's secret death there, and 911 won't come when I call after being followed by up four cars and cornered in the neighborhood Chevron!

The articles I write are "skin under the nails" if something bad happens!

Publicize widely. See our petition for an investigation into my brother's death - sign if you have not, please:

***** http://www.petitiononline.com/Neal/petition.html ******

Thanks,

Mary


 

Patricia McCaskill (139)
Tuesday November 11, 2008, 4:55 pm
sigh. Sad, so sad.
 

Marian E. (152)
Tuesday November 11, 2008, 5:14 pm

This jail needs to be shut down!

Thank you Mary. You and yours continue to have my support and
I commend you for keeping us up to date on this hell hole that
seems to be above the law!
 

Kathy W. (299)
Tuesday November 11, 2008, 7:35 pm
I read this last night and was appalled! I hope her family won't give up the fight and will continue with the lawsuit. The whole thing sounds suspicious to me... My condolences to her family...
Thank you Mary.
 

Mary Neal (187)
Tuesday November 11, 2008, 7:49 pm
IF NOT HER FAMILY,

THEN I HOPE ONE OF THE GAY/LESBIAN/TRANSGENDER GROUPS WILL UNDERTAKE HER CAUSE AND CONTINUE HER LAWSUIT. LOOK UP THE LAW OF SUBSTITUTION. ONE DOES NOT HAVE TO BE RELATED TO UNDERTAKE ANOTHER'S FIGHT FOR CIVIL RIGHTS AFTER THEIR DEATH.

In Atlanta, an attorney was angry after the death of a little boy who was placed with an unworthy family by the Dept. of Human Services. He was not related to the boy - not even the same race, and he sued on the boy's behalf.

Mary
 

JOSSIE ROSS (62)
Tuesday November 11, 2008, 7:55 pm
SOMETHING IS VERY WRONG AT THAT JAIL, MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU & FAMILY MARY, & THERE IS ABUSE OF POWER......JOSSIE
 

Mary Neal (187)
Tuesday November 11, 2008, 9:21 pm
Here is the update you were not meant to see. I WAS NOT ALLOWED by those who have taken over my computer to update my article on Ms. Johnson. This is the data they did not want posted. I keep nothing to myself on these matters, because I feel it is infinitely better to not be seen as a threat to anyone by having secret information. DISCLOSURE is my family's protection, the way I see it.

****************

UPDATE - 11-09-08

Several things have occurred since I wrote the Duanna Johnson article at this link: http://my.nowpublic.com/world/memphis-police-taped-beating-transsexual-detainee-1-3-million-lawsuit-filed-mary-neal

For one thing, I called the office of Duanna Johnson's attorney to report the jail's previous history regarding persons who are somehow "different." The telephone was answered by a receptionist on tape who stated the names of Duanna Johnson's attorneys, and JULIAN BOLTON, ESQ. I was shocked, as Julian Bolton was also the attorney who was managing partner of the Memphis office of The (Johnnie) Cochran Firm when that law firm contracted with my mother following the wrongful death of Larry Neal (if this is the same man). The Cochran Firm neglected to tell my family - its clients - that Mr. Bolton was also a 20+year Shelby County Commissioner, and that the Shelby County Commission owns and operates the jail where Larry Neal died and where Ms. Johnson was badly beaten. Hopefully, that was not the SAME Julian Bolton, Esq. who apparently shared an office or receptionist with Duanna Johnson's attorneys.

Secondly, weeks after Officer McRae beat Duanna Johnson on film, Internet news reports were that Officer McRae was considering placing a lawsuit against his previous employer because he damaged his hand beating Ms. Johnson. There was also a video with the news report. Unfortunately, I failed to report on that development the very day that I saw it, and like many other things that happen related to Memphis/Shelby County Jail, the information does not seem to be readily available now.

MS. DUANNA JOHNSON WAS MURDERED. The news story at the link below reports "Duanna Johnson was found dead November 9, 2008 a few blocks from her home. She was shot in the head, execution style."

http://my.nowpublic.com/world/transgender-woman-who-was-set-sue-city-found-dead


Ms. Johnson's relatives or even a non-relative may consider continuing with her lawsuit under the LAW OF SUBSTITUTION. I understand that it is not necessary that one who does so has to be a relative.

***************************

Mary Neal
Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill
Website: http://wrongfuldeathoflarryneal.com

 

Cynthia Davis (339)
Tuesday November 11, 2008, 10:39 pm
MS. DUANNA JOHNSON's Family or someone need to find a lawyer outside of Selby county. It would seem that these people are all interconnected with each other. They may even be better off if they went out of state to find the help they need. It would seem that the Selby County Jail has not improved any sense your brother was there.
 

Mary Neal (187)
Tuesday November 11, 2008, 11:30 pm
IF I HAD TRIED HARDER TO GET MS. JOHNSON THE WORD, MAYBE SHE WOULD STILL BE ALIVE. SHE SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN OUT OF MEMPHIS AFTER FILING SUIT, AND SHE MAY HAVE NEEDED THE INFORMATION ABOUT HER ATTORNEYS BELOW - I AM NOT SURE IF IT IS RELEVANT OR NOT, BUT HOW MANY JULIAN BOLTON, ESQ'S ARE THERE IN MEMPHIS. READ:

It is time for everyone to stop hiding. Here are only some of the people I told about the events above today. SEE IF THEY INVESTIGATE ANYTHING PERTAINING TO LARRY'S SECRET ARREST, DEATH, DENIAL OF JUSTICE, OR THE INFORMATION ABOUT DUANNA JOHNSON I SUPPLIED. Can you find your favorite "reliable" news reporter? If not, wait til you see my next list.

DO YOU NOTICE THE NOTE "FLAG THIS MESSAGE"? THAT DID NOT SHOW UP IN MY EMAIL, ONLY WHEN I COPIED IT HERE. Usually when I type a story or my mail is "FLAGGED," THE ARTICLE OR EMAIL MESSAGE DISAPPEARS BEFORE I CAN HIT "SEND" OR "PUBLISH." It also happens at Care2 when I try to make a share or when I try to post to our group - Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill. Deleting my shares, emails, and articles happens much less often since I reported we are going to have a webstream pay-per-view set up to make money for our justice quest, to help the incarcerated mentally ill and their families, and to have THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD watching us in our home for SECURITY.

Publishing widely what happened to Larry and what happens to my family has been my "survival tool." I have met with much opposition. Complete blackout in the mainstream media and interferrence on the Internet.

Subject: [FWD: MURDER of Duanna Johnson (Plaintiff against Memphis/Shelby Co. Jail)]

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Sheila G. (267)
Wednesday November 12, 2008, 3:39 am
you can only do so much Mary, don't blame yourself, blame the murderers. those bastards killed her for one reason only, she had them and they knew it! they won't carry on their reign forever, justice is just too slow!
 

Sharon Froehlich (99)
Wednesday November 12, 2008, 5:27 am
How awful! Thank you for making this public, Mary. This is so obviously a set-up by the law and the lawyers, who will do anything. Don't blame yourself, Mary, as Sheila said it's these awful people that have done this. My condolences to the family, and STAY SAFE!
 

RC deWinter (418)
Wednesday November 12, 2008, 7:39 am
Prayers on the wing for Duanna...Mary, prayers for your work and your family and YOU as well...
 

Jenny Dooley (830)
Wednesday November 12, 2008, 9:51 am
hi mary
this news is very shocking, very frightening!
 

Denise Lytle (539)
Wednesday November 12, 2008, 2:11 pm
My thoughts & prayers go to you & your family...this is absolutely disgusting...I'm beyond words at how injustice still seems to prevail!
 

Myriah Maston (23)
Wednesday November 12, 2008, 4:53 pm
Mary, my heart and prayers for both your and Miss Johnson's families to get the closure and justice that you all deserve to have. I linked to a blog I read on this subject the other day, and am thankful to have read one with the factual events of the case as opposed to just the personal opinion of the outraged blogger, though I share her feelings and sentiments about justice in this case. Also i think you re a very brave woman to stand up to what seems to be a more and more dangerously corrupt law enforcement system down there in Memphis. Stay brave and keep up the fight. We all back you I'm sure.
 

Mary Neal (187)
Wednesday November 12, 2008, 8:33 pm
Thanks to all of you for your comments.

This news story made front page, because you CARE.

You show that you care about justice to all people, not just folks who look like you or share your sexual preferences. Ms. Johnson did not deserve to die for being "different" (she was a transgender person).

My brother did not deserve to be secretly arrested and die because he was "different" (he was schizophrenics).

Other people who have suffered and died in Shelby County Jail or by Memphis Police did not deserve to have this happen to them for being "different." See three more cases of deaths and abuse to mentally ill or "different" people at this link:

```````` http://braxtonandfriends.org/index.html

And where is the United States Justice Department while all of these Americans are suffering and dying for their "differences"?

Be reminded that the USDOJ was in overview of the Memphis/Shelby Co. Jail when my mentally ill brother was secretly arrested and died there 18 days later, after lying to us during that period and denying having him, realizing his heart needed prescription drugs. But the USDOJ REFUSES to investigate Larry Neal's death. Why?

Why was a US DOT truck with the cars that followed me and cornered me in the Chevron station?

I have no answers, but I just think Americans should know and demand CHANGE!

Mary



 

Mary Neal (187)
Wednesday November 12, 2008, 10:34 pm
HERE IS SOMETHING THAT MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE TO YOU LONG!

I thought you might be interested in this, and in sharing w/ your friends:

See the RAW FOOTAGE OF MS. JOHNSON'S BEATING IN JAIL at this link and interviews with Ms. Johnson:

~~~~~~~~~~~~ http://www.lgbthatecrimes.org/doku.php/duanna-johnson

Included at the above link are
Duanna Johnson - Beating Video
Duanna Johnson - Newscast 1
Duanna Johnson - Newscast 2
Duanna Johnson - Officer Fired

(If you are interested in seeing the videos, particularly the raw footage of Ms. Johnson's beatdown, hurry and see it and burn a CD copy. Most of these raw footage videos were removed from the Internet shortly after her abuse - damage control through the corporate owned, government controlled media.)


Mary
 

Joann Shanks (251)
Thursday November 13, 2008, 7:57 am
hello Mary my heart goes out to the family I feel so bad. Mary I no what you are going threw every time I raise hell with the DA that lied and put my son in prison for life thing happen to my family My house the only one I ever was able to buy was set on fire while we were at church and burned to the ground, the fire department never even came to the house,my dog who I loved was poisoned and died we have had to move many times and still I keep fighting and I will not stop till my son is home,I just picketed the court house again and I pray we will be safe,but no matter what they do I will not stop fighting for my son. My prayers are with you Joann.
 

Mary Neal (187)
Thursday November 13, 2008, 6:51 pm
Oh, Joanne!

I am so sorry you are being victimized this way? And where are the authorities? Oh, I forgot. They are probably wherever 911 was when I was cornered in the Chevron station with four cars following me and men milling around looking at me and the police did not come.

NOW THEY GOT DUANNA JOHNSON, and she was suing Shelby Co. Jail - the folks The Cochran Firm was supposed to sue for us behind Larry's wrongful death.

Does anyone still think I am paranoid?

Blessings, Joanne. Money solves many problems, and perhaps soon, you will have a rich friend.

Mary

 
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