Sunday, November 30, 2014

UN to U.S.: Come Clean on Deaths In Custody

Regarding the secret arrest and murder of Larry Neal and wrongful deaths of other inmates, the United Nations and I recommend that America take the following steps: STOP avoiding accountability for wrongful deaths in custody, world police. "All we ask of America is to 'Be TRUE to what you said on paper'" (MLK). Honor the U.S. Constitution, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and International Law.
Florida reportedly had 346 deaths in custody in 2014 alone. The United Nations made the following recommendations about in-custody deaths:

22) The Committee notes with concern that 958 inmates died while in the custody of local jails during 2012, an 8 percent increase from the 889 deaths in 2010. During the same year State prison deaths remained stable with 3,351 reported deaths. The Committee is particularly concerned about reports of inmate deaths occurred as a result of extreme heat exposure while imprisoned in unbearably hot and poor ventilated prison facilities in Arizona, California, Florida, New York, Michigan and Texas (arts. 2, 11 and 16).

The Committee urges the State party to investigate promptly, thoroughly and impartially ALL deaths of detainees, assessing the health care received by inmates as well as any possible liability of prison personnel, and provide, where appropriate, adequate compensation to the families of the victims (NOT lawyer fraud through The (Johnnie) Cochran Firm, surveillance, financial persecution, intimidation against and censorship of the families of victims, which is what happened to the Neals for eleven years to prevent disclosure of Larry Neal's secret murder).

The State party should adopt urgent measures to remedy any deficiencies concerning the temperature, insufficient ventilation and humidity levels in prison cells, including death row facilities.

The United Nations released its assessment regarding the USA's adherence to the Convention Against Torture on November 20, 2014. SEE WHAT THE U.N. SAID ABOUT OTHER NEGATIVE CIRCUMSTANCES IN U.S. CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES AT:

It is a Legal Victory that the United Nations reviewed the USA and 155 other nations regarding their compliance with the Convention Against Torture. It is unfortunate that the United Nations found the USA wanting in so many areas, namely, the mistreatment of prisoners in War on Terror camps and in U.S. domestic correctional facilities as well as immigrant detention centers. The USA repeatedly stated during the CAT examination that it finds torture unacceptable at all times in all circumstances, even during war. That should also include the War Against African Americans that has been ongoing for centuries. The CAT examination was aired on live webcasts at the link below.

Quite a bit of the CAT examination focused on the Guantanamo Bay detainees. However, people were not only kidnapped and subjected to involuntary disappearance in offshore detention centers, but U.S. citizens also "disappeared" and were tortured and killed in domestic correctional facilities. The fact that Larry Neal was an American with a disability makes his torture and murder all the more egregious, which is likely why his family is censored and intimidated to hush the matter. We note regarding the Committee Against Torture's Question 17, the USA affirmed: "U.S. federal and state law prohibits unlawful acts that would constitute an enforced or involuntary disappearance, for example, by prohibiting assault, abduction, kidnapping, false imprisonment, and by regulating the release or detention of defendants." Larry was secretly arrested in mid-July 2003 until his death under undisclosed circumstances on August 1, 2003. 

Larry's family considers his disappearance a kidnapping, since police refused to admit having the lifelong mentally ill heart patient in custody during the 18 days while Larry was imprisoned in Memphis Shelby County Jail, a facility where he had been arrested numerous times in the recent past. His fingerprints were on file at the jail, as was contact information for his social worker and family members. A missing person report was filed with police but was deliberately ignored, as were Freedom of Information Act requests to the United States Department of Justice after Larry's secret arrest and murder. The same is true regarding a federal subpoena to Memphis Shelby County Jail. We consider Larry Neal's death a murder because police were aware of Larry's heart condition when he was deliberately separated from access to his vital heart and psychiatric medications for nearly three weeks.

Moreover, we consider Larry's death in custody a covered-up murder, because the Department of Justice and federal court for the Western District of Tennessee allowed Shelby County officials and administrators over Memphis Shelby County Jail to file reports that they knew to be false in their deliberate omission of Larry's inexcusable death in custody. Over the past eleven years, extraordinary steps have been taken to conceal Larry's death, including but not limited to, a sexual assault on his elderly mother on her hospital bed, following of other relatives, denial of 911 emergency services when relatives were followed and waylaid by a government vehicle leading four other vehicles, threats from Atlanta police officers to Taser and arrest Mary Neal for telling people about Larry Neal's secret arrest and murder and The Cochran Firm fraud, and DeKalb County police officers were dispatched to Mary Neal's home to order her never to complain to any police superiors about their refusal to address her police reports. 

No corrective action was taken about Neal family's frequent telephone and computer takeovers, stalkers in person and online, apparent agents who falsified their identities to enter the Neals' home as 1) a computer repair person, who actually made Mary Neal's computer inoperable except by calling the repair person to notify him that she wished to go online, 2) a woman who pretended to be Hattie Neal's home health nurse to gain access to her naked buttocks, and 3) another female who befriended a family member and arranged to remove court records and other documents from the Neals' home that were apparently perceived to be instrumental in proving the intimidation, censorship, and financial persecution of the Neal family, which ensued immediately after service of their lawsuit against the family's former wrongful death attorneys, The Johnnie Cochran Firm. The lawsuits alleged that The Cochran Firm's colluded with the Neals' intended defendants: Shelby County Jail, the State of Tennessee, and Larry Neal's final care home (not fully understanding the complicity of the U.S. Department of Justice in Larry's murder cover-up at that time).

The webcast recording of the CAT formal review sessions is on this UN site:

The U.S. Response to Specific Recommendations by the Committee Against Torture

Repeat of Paragraph 1 in this article:
Regarding the secret arrest and murder of Larry Neal and other inmates, the United Nations and I recommend that America take the following steps: STOP avoiding accountability for wrongful deaths in custody, world police. "All we ask of America is to 'Be TRUE to what you said on paper'" (MLK). Honor the U.S. Constitution, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and International Law.

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1 comment:

  1. The USA CAT examination of U.S. officials (webcasts) is archived at the link below:

    The United Nations Committee Against Torture Concluding observations on the USA:


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