NY Attorney General Barbara Underwood Must Resign Immediately

NYS Attorney General Barbara Underwood must immediately resign and be investigated by the US Department of Justice

BuzzFeed News exposes that AG Underwood suspends investigation of Manhattan DA Vance per Governor Andrew Cuomo’s directive

Why in the world would AG Underwood obey such an order by Gov. Cuomo other than an attempt to protect the governor?”

— Michael Carey – Civil Rights & Disability Rights Advocate

ALBANY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, August 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The extremely damning BuzzFeed investigative report is only the tip of the iceberg of the Cuomo/Vance collusion and criminal cover-ups. The BuzzFeed News investigative report titled, “New York’s Governor Has suspended An Investigation Into The Handling Of A 2015 Weinstein Case” dated August 28, 2018 begins to expose an incestuous criminal enterprise. Top State officials, including AG Underwood are protecting countless sexual predators, pedophiles and rapists from criminal prosecution.

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/albertsamaha/vance-weinstein-investigation-cuomo-suspended-sexual

Michael Carey, the founder of the Jonathan Carey Foundation who also is a well known and respected civil rights and disability rights advocate has uncovered a pattern of criminal cover-ups in which both Cuomo and Vance are directly involved and AG Underwood is protecting. Michael Carey has been exposing that almost all sexual assaults and rapes of primarily women and children with disabilities within Cuomo’s mental health agencies are never criminally investigated or prosecuted. The cover-ups are purposeful and ordered by Gov. Cuomo and other top State officials to conceal the shame of these sexual assault atrocities happening with the governors agencies from the public, but also to protect the State of New York from multi-million dollar lawsuits.

This news story regarding a State employee/caregiver who is a pedophile will disgust you. Stephen DeProspero called Cuomo’s system “a predators dream”. DeProsero was caught by the feds in a porn sting or he would still be sexually assaulting disabled children in a State run group home today. "The lack of supervision there made it easy to do what I did," DeProspero said in a handwritten affidavit obtained by The Associated Press. "I could have stayed in that house for years and abused him every day without anybody even noticing at all. It was a predator's dream." It is Governor Andrew Cuomo and corrupt DA’s, such as Cy Vance that have protected sexual predators like DeProspero and Weinstein and God only knows how many others. Why in the world would AG Underwood obey such an order by Gov. Cuomo other than an attempt to protect the governor?

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/new-york-pay-3m-family-boy-molested-group-home-article-1.2977392

The main motive though beyond these most heinous criminal cover-ups of sexual assaults is to guard New York State’s Medicaid Fraud Ponzi Scheme. Massive amounts of federal tax dollar money that are supposed to used to provide safe care and services for people with disabilities and individuals mental health problems are being used for other than billed for purposes. Cuomo’s fraudulent Justice Center abuse hotline makes sure almost all sexual assaults and rapes of this vulnerable population disappear and are never reported to local police and are never criminally investigated. Manhattan DA Cy Vance Jr. has been part of this scheme for years ensuring that most disabled women and children rape victims within his county and jurisdiction never obtain justice.

There is an extremely high likelihood that the reason Governor Andrew Cuomo has directed New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood to cease from investigating Cy Vance Jr. is to stop Vance from throwing Cuomo under the bus. Article 13 Section 13 of the New York State Constitution requires the county elected DA’s to prosecute all crimes within their county, which include crimes against all people with disabilities. All New York State’s 62 DA’s cannot prosecute sexual assault and rape crimes if Cuomo’s fraudulent Justice Center ensures that most of these crimes are never reported to the DA’s. State records obtained through Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) reveal massive numbers of sexual assaults are reported annually and hardly any criminal prosecutions. Without question, very ugly and dark deals have been made behind closed doors and it usually surrounds massive amounts of money and power.

In the matters that are being brought forth in this press release, the massive iceberg of sexual assault and rape cover-ups beneath the surface must come to light. Governor Andrew Cuomo, Manhattan DA Cy Vance Jr. and Attorney General Underwood must be investigated by the US Department of Justice and held accountable to the full extent of the law. Numerous federal crimes have been committed and countless sexual predators just as bad or far worse than Harvey Weinstein have been protected from criminal prosecution to be able to continue to violate innocent women and children and destroy many lives. It is time for Cuomo, Vance and Underwood to reap what they have sown; protecting sexual predators is amongst the most egregious crimes imaginable and shocks the soul of anyone of moral character. Our society cannot succeed when we fail to protect our most vulnerable and when those in power that have sworn oaths to honor the constitution and uphold justice do the exact opposite. This wickedness and corruption that goes to the very top in New York State must be stopped now.

Michael Carey
The Jonathan Carey Foundation
(518) 852-9377
email us here

The incredible life and tragic preventable death of Jonathan Carey, who was disabled, had autism, was non-verbal & only 13 when he was killed by his caregivers


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Gordon & Doner Filing Lawsuit Against Massage Envy Over Sexual Assaults in Florida

Florida law firm Gordon and Doner is filing a lawsuit on behalf of individuals who were sexually assaulted by Massage Envy therapists.

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, August 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — On Monday, August 27, Gordon & Doner filed a nearly 200-page lawsuit against Massage Envy over allegations of sexual assault against massage therapists in Palm Beach County and other places in Florida. (Case # 50-2018-CA-010855-XXXX-MB) Massage Envy is facing numerous allegations of failing to report/address sexual assault and misconduct by its therapists. Nationwide, more than 180 people have reported being groped, raped, and exposed to other criminal behavior by Massage Envy therapists. Many individuals reported their claims to Massage Envy, but their complaints were grossly mishandled and/or ignored.

Massage Envy is a billion-dollar spa chain that holds approximately 67 percent share of the franchised day-spa market according to IBISWorld. The chain employs over 20,000 massage therapists at nearly 1,200 locations nationwide.

According to media outlets, Massage Envy's 'Behind Closed Doors' training material teaches employees and owners how to prevent incidents from being reported to law enforcement rather than informing them how to properly investigate these very serious allegations. A reporter told CBS News, that “I just found that these Massage Envy spa employees were not equipped to handle serious allegations of sexual assault on their own.”

Court records show that some of the accused massage therapists were sent to different Massage Envy locations rather than being fired and reported to state regulatory boards. As such, there are little or no records of the explicit misconduct. Research shows that some Massage Envy Spas kept massage therapists on staff after multiple misconduct complaints.

About Gordon & Doner:
Headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, Gordon & Doner works to give a voice to people who have become victims of an unexpected injury. Since 1993, our team of experienced personal injury attorneys and knowledgeable staff bring the highest level of professionalism and personal attention to every case we represent. We are dedicated to the pursuit of upholding justice for those who have been wrongfully injured at no fault of their own. For additional information about Gordon & Doner, call 561-333-333, email consumeraffairs@fortheinjured.com, or visit www.ForTheInjured.com

Amanda Heine
Gordon & Doner
561-799-5070 x488
email us here


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NY Gov. Cuomo & Manhattan DA Vance Covering-Up Sexual Assault Crimes

The most dangerous people and criminals are those that protect and shield sexual predators and rapists allowing them to continue to rape and destroy more innocent victims’ lives – Governor Andrew Cuomo is the worst of the worst and extremely dangerous.

Yesterday’s BuzzFeed investigative report is only the tip of the iceberg of the Cuomo/Vance collusion and criminal cover-ups

Both Governor Andrew Cuomo and Manhattan DA Cy Vance Jr. must be investigated by the US Department of Justice and held accountable to the full extent of the law.”

— Michael Carey – Civil Rights & Disability Rights Advocate

ALBANY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, August 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — BuzzFeed News in their investigative news report titled, “New York’s Governor Has suspended An Investigation Into The Handling Of A 2015 Weinstein Case” dated August 28, 2018 begins to expose an incestuous criminal enterprise in which top State officials are protecting countless sexual predators, pedophiles and rapists.

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/albertsamaha/vance-weinstein-investigation-cuomo-suspended-sexual

Michael Carey, the founder of the Jonathan Carey Foundation who also is a well known and respected civil rights and disability rights advocate has uncovered a pattern of criminal cover-ups in which both Cuomo and Vance are directly involved. Michael Carey has been exposing that almost all sexual assaults and rapes of primarily women and children with disabilities within Cuomo’s mental health agencies are never criminally investigated or prosecuted. The cover-ups are purposeful and ordered by Cuomo and other top State officials to conceal the shame of these sexual assault atrocities happening with his agencies from the public, but also to protect the State of New York from multi-million dollar lawsuits. This news story regarding a State employee/caregiver who is a pedophile will disgust you. Stephen DeProspero called Cuomo’s system “a predators dream”. DeProsero was caught by the feds in a porn sting or he would still be sexually assaulting disabled children in a State run group home today. "The lack of supervision there made it easy to do what I did," DeProspero said in a handwritten affidavit obtained by The Associated Press. "I could have stayed in that house for years and abused him every day without anybody even noticing at all. It was a predator's dream." It is Governor Andrew Cuomo and corrupt DA’s, such as Cy Vance that have protected sexual predators like DeProspero and Weinstein and God only knows how many others.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/new-york-pay-3m-family-boy-molested-group-home-article-1.2977392

The main motive though beyond these most heinous criminal cover-ups is to guard New York State’s Medicaid Ponzi Scheme. Massive amounts of federal tax dollar money that are supposed to used to provide safe care and services for people with disabilities and individuals mental health problems are being used for other than billed for purposes. Cuomo’s fraudulent Justice Center abuse hotline makes sure almost all sexual assaults and rapes of this vulnerable population disappear and are never reported to local police or ever criminally investigated. Manhattan DA Cy Vance Jr. has been part of this scheme for years ensuring that most disabled women and children rape victims within his county and jurisdiction never obtain justice.

There is an extremely high likelihood that the reason Governor Andrew Cuomo has directed New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood to cease from investigating Cy Vance Jr. is to stop Vance from squealing on Cuomo. Article 13 Section 13 of the New York State Constitution requires the county elected DA’s to prosecute all crimes within their county, which include crimes against all people with disabilities. State records obtained through Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) reveal massive numbers of sexual assaults and hardly any prosecutions. Without question, very ugly and dark deals have been made behind closed doors and it usually surrounds massive amounts of money and power.

In the matters that are being brought forth in this press release, what is just beneath the surface, the massive iceberg of sexual assault and rape cover-ups must come to light. Both Governor Andrew Cuomo and Manhattan DA Cy Vance Jr. must be investigated by the US Department of Justice and held accountable to the full extent of the law. Numerous federal crimes have been committed and countless sexual predators just as bad or far worse than Harvey Weinstein have been protected from criminal prosecution to be able to continue to violate innocent women and children and destroy many lives. It is time for both Cuomo and Vance to reap what they have sown; protecting sexual predators is amongst the most egregious crimes imaginable and shocks the soul of anyone of moral character. Our society cannot succeed when we fail to protect our most vulnerable and when those in power that have sworn oaths to honor the constitution and uphold justice do the exact opposite. This wickedness and corruption that goes to the very top must be stopped now.

Michael Carey
The Jonathan Carey Foundation
(518) 852-9377
email us here

The incredible life and tragic preventable death of Jonathan Carey, who was disabled, had autism, was non-verbal & only 13 when he was killed by his caregivers


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Sex Abuse Lawsuit Charges USOC, USA Taekwondo, and SafeSport with Gross Negligence and Racketeering

Amended lawsuit filed on behalf of Olympian and champion taekwondo athletes alleges the USOC and US Center for SafeSport failed to protect athletes.

DENVER, CO, UNITED STATES, August 28, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — An amended lawsuit was filed Friday in Federal Court (USDC Colorado, Case 1:18-cv-00981-CMA-MEH) alleging that the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and SafeSport, along with USA Taekwondo, secretly engaged in racketeering under RICO by obstructing a sexual abuse investigation into taekwondo coach Jean Lopez and his brother, Steven Lopez. Olympian Kay Poe also added her name to the sexual abuse lawsuit brought forth in April of 2018 by four champion taekwondo athletes.

In the filing, the lawsuit charges the USOC with the corruption of an official proceeding (lying to Congress), obstruction of enforcement of the sex trafficking laws, forced labor and services, sex trafficking, gross negligence, and negligence. The USOC, SafeSport, USA Taekwondo, Jean Lopez, and Steven Lopez are all named as defendants.

The lawsuit also alleges that during the 2015-2018 period, the USOC, SafeSport, and USA Taekwondo (USAT) formed an enterprise to obstruct and interfere with efforts to prosecute or remove the Lopez brothers from taekwondo. The USOC and USAT, it is claimed, worked together in secret to make sure that the investigation against the Lopez brothers was obstructed so that the Lopez brothers could compete and coach at the 2016 Rio Olympics. In furtherance of this enterprise, the lawsuit claims the two organizations made false and corrupting statements to Congress during official hearings in 2018 that were held specifically to ferret out the USOC's bad acts regarding sex crimes toward Team USA's athletes.

In naming the newly created US Center for SafeSport as a defendant in the lawsuit, it is alleged the entity has falsely held itself out to be an independent body which places the interests of athlete safety above those belonging to the USOC and its National Governing Bodies. Plaintiffs allege that SafeSport cannot effectively protect athletes from predators primarily because it is conflicted on account of the fact that the USOC entirely funds the entity.

"This case will conclusively demonstrate that SafeSport is a sham," stated attorney Robert Allard, a member of the nationally prominent legal team representing the plaintiffs. "We have seen case after case highlighted by the recent decision to reinstate alleged serial predator Jean Lopez where SafeSport bends over backward to protect pedophile coaches and, as a consequence, the financial interests of the USOC and its NGB's."

Joining the sexual abuse, forced labor, and sex trafficking lawsuit is 2000 Olympian Kay Poe. In 1996, at the age of 14, Poe became the youngest-ever member of the United States National Taekwondo team. She claims that one year before the Olympics, Jean Lopez began sexually exploiting her and engaging in full sexual intercourse with her, a fact known to many in the USOC and USAT community.

The original lawsuit charging the USOC with forced labor and sex trafficking was filed in April 2018 by champion taekwondo athletes Mandy Meloon, Heidi Gilbert, Amber Means, and Gabriella Joslin.

The attorneys representing the TKD athletes include Rex A. Sharp, Ryan C. Hudson, and Larkin E. Walsh of Rex A. Sharp, P.A., Robert Allard and Mark Boskovich of Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard, LLP, Steve Estey of Estey Bomberger, Jonathan Little of Saeed and Little, LLP, and Daniel A. Lipman of Parker Lipman, LLP.

Edward J. Vasquez
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408-420-6558
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Mental Health Watchdog Calls for Investigation into the Connection Between Violence and Psychiatric Drugs

Between 2004 and 2012 the FDA’s safety information and adverse event reporting program, known as MedWatch, received a staggering 14,773 reports of psychiatric drugs causing violent side effects.

Between 2004 and 2012 the FDA’s safety information and adverse event reporting program, known as MedWatch, received a staggering 14,773 reports of psychiatric drugs causing violent side effects.

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater

Psychiatric drugs have been documented by 27 international drug regulatory agency warnings, including the U.S. FDA, to cause side effects of mania, hostility, violence, and even homicidal ideation in a percentage of those prescribed.

Psychiatric drugs have been documented by 27 international drug regulatory agency warnings, including the U.S. FDA, to cause side effects of mania, hostility, violence, and even homicidal ideation in a percentage of those prescribed.

Following another act of senseless violence CCHR is once again imploring officials to investigate the possibility that psychotropic drugs are the root cause.

We are urging lawmakers to immediately look into the connection between psychiatric drugs and the deadly events that transpired in Jacksonville and earlier this year in Parkland, Florida.”

— Diane Stein, President CCHR Florida

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, August 28, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to investigating and exposing abusive psychiatric practices in the name of mental healing, is calling upon Florida lawmakers to investigate the plausible link between psychiatric drugs and violence.

Following another act of senseless violence, this time in Jacksonville, The Florida chapter of CCHR is once again imploring officials to investigate the very real possibility that the dangerous side effects of psychotropic drugs are the bottom of these tragedies.

For the past 20 years, CCHR has been investigating and exposing the correlation between mass murder, violent crime, suicide and psychiatric drugs. During this time CCHR has reported that those taking or withdrawing from psychiatric drugs have committed at least 36 school shootings and/or school-related acts of violence.[1] This interrelationship is not surprising when it is taken into account that psychiatric drugs have been documented by 27 international drug regulatory agency warnings, including the U.S. FDA, to cause side effects of mania, hostility, violence, and even homicidal ideation in a percentage of those prescribed.[2]

The fact that individuals committing these murders have been or were under psychiatric treatment is often made public by the media. Multiple news sources have already made it known that the suspected gunman, David Katz, in the Jacksonville Landing mass shooting had been “twice hospitalized in his teenage years for mental illness, and that he was prescribed anti-psychotic and anti-depressant drugs.”[3]

According to CCHR an investigation into the link is long overdue pointing out that between 2004 and 2012 the FDA’s safety information and adverse event reporting program, known as MedWatch, received a staggering 14,773 reports of psychiatric drugs causing violent side effects, including 1,531 cases of homicidal ideation/homicide, 3,287 cases of mania, and 8,219 cases of aggression.

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights is urging lawmakers to immediately look into the connection between psychiatric drugs and the deadly events that transpired in Jacksonville and earlier this year in Parkland, Florida.[4] For more information on psychiatric drugs and side effects, please call CCHR Florida at 727-442-8820 or download the free online report “Psychiatric Drugs: Create Violence & Suicide”.

About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, first brought psychiatric imprisonment to wide public notice: “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health,’” he wrote in March 1969. For more information visit, www.cchrflorida.org

Sources:
[1] 36 School shooters/school related violence committed by those under the influence of psychiatric drugs
https://www.cchrint.org/school-shooters/
[2] Another Mass Shooting, Another Psychiatric Drug—27 Drug Warnings and 1,531 Cases of Drug-Induced Homicidal Ideation Back Need for Federal Investigation
https://www.cchrint.org/2017/10/10/another-mass-shooting-another-psychiatric-drug/
[3] 'Madden' gunman David Katz twice hospitalized for mental health
https://www.news4jax.com/news/records-landing-gunman-twice-hospitalized-for-mental-health
[4] School Shootings: Mental Health Watchdog Says Psychotropic Drug Use by School Shooters Merits Federal Investigation https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/school-shootings-mental-health-watchdog-says-psychotropic-drug-use-by-school-shooters-merits-federal-investigation-300601826.html

Diane Stein
Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Florida
(727) 422-8820
email us here

School Shootings & Psychiatric Drugs—Constitutional Attorney Jonathan Emord


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CCHR Florida Celebrates 29 Years of Protecting Citizens From Psychiatric Abuse

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater

Ban Electroshock (ECT) Device Being Used on Children in Florida!

Ban Electroshock (ECT) Device Being Used on Children in Florida!

CCHR Florida

CCHR has helped to secure the safe release of more than 800 people from unjust Baker Acts since 2015.

Mental Health Watchdog has grown from a small group of human rights activists into a statewide movement dedicated to protecting the vulnerable.

Having grown to more than 3,000 members, CCHR has helped to secure the safe release of more than 800 people from unjust Baker Acts and is currently engaged in a campaign to ban the use of ECT.

— Diane Stein, President CCHR Florida

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, August 28, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Florida chapter of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) recently celebrated its 29th year as a mental health watchdog dedicated to the protection of children and families from abuses in the mental health industry. Starting out as a simple volunteer activity in 1977, CCHR Florida became a formal chapter in 1989, growing from a small group of human rights activists into a statewide movement that regularly garners newspaper and television coverage on mental health abuses.[1]

In 29 years, CCHR Florida has created a track record of being the only non-profit resource that both educates and actively protects citizens against ongoing psychiatric abuses. As an example, the campaign to protect children from illegal Baker Acting— a statewide crisis that has resulted in 32,763 involuntary examinations initiated on children during 2016-2017— has reached over 184,000 Florida families.[2]

CCHR started the crusade to restore rights and dignity to the field of mental health in 1977 by taking the issue of consent to Tallahassee to promote a bill that would eventually result in a watershed victory for patient rights in Florida: helping to pass legislation that required informed consent before ECT (electro-convulsive therapy) could be administered to mental health patients. Prior to CCHR’s work to protect patients, those labeled as mentally ill would receive ECT treatments without their consent. ECT is the practice of sending 460 volts of electricity to a patient’s brain by use of electrodes— like what cattle receive in slaughterhouses— and has been documented to cause brain damage, long term memory loss, and death.[3] Thousands of survivors of ECT have complained of its traumatic effects on their lives, and in Texas— the only state that actually reports deaths 14 days post-ECT treatment— reported a death rate in recent years that represents an estimated 300 deaths nationally each year from ECT.[4]

In the early formative years, CCHR also instigated a statewide campaign to educate Florida’s citizens on the dangers of the drug Ritalin which has been documented to contribute to suicide, drug addiction and even early death.[5] This free public information campaign offered several alternatives to the use of Ritalin—especially useful since Ritalin began being prescribed 20 years prior to the age of the internet and there were little to no public resources on Ritalin available.[6]

Also notable was CCHR’s investigation and exposure of patient abuse at Anclote Manor Psychiatric Hospital, an inpatient mental health facility mainly for teenage boys that was located in Tarpon Springs—20 miles north of Clearwater. Anclote Manor had earned a national reputation due to judges from all over the U.S. giving troubled teenage boys two choices: face prosecution for their crime resulting in a permanent record for having committed a felony or be committed to Anclote Manor Psychiatric Hospital to receive treatment.

During the investigation CCHR exposed the abusive use of insulin shock, the wrapping of patients in freezing sheets and much more. Using public demonstrations depicting the abuses that were leaked out of Anclote Manor Psychiatric Hospital by patients and staff alike, CCHR was able to garner public attention to the truth of the hospital’s barbaric practices ultimately leading to the closure of Anclote Manor.

Protecting children is just one facet of CCHR’s push for human rights in Florida. In 1981, the widespread practice of using the mental health law to have the elderly declared "incompetent" was exposed by CCHR. At that time, and based upon a single petition from a relative, the court would order two psychiatrists to complete a surprise 5-minute interview on an unsuspecting senior at their home. In approximately 98% of the cases, the elderly person would be found incompetent by the psychiatrists, and would be stripped of any legal rights.

CCHR Florida spearheaded what became a massive investigation into this issue by helping to restore the legal competency of two senior citizens, one from Clearwater (who had been imprisoned in a locked psychiatric ward in a nursing home) and the other from Riverview. The Clearwater Sun decided to look into the abuses and the result was a 6-part series entitled “Guardianship— Protection or Prison,” which was highly critical of the entire mental health system. Once again CCHR didn’t just settled for exposing the abuse but embarked upon a public information campaign to educate seniors on their rights including the legal consequences of being declared incompetent, how to be restored to competency, uses and abuses of guardianship, and alternatives to guardianship.

Unfortunately, similar elder abuses still happen today. According to the Annual Report on the Baker Act, released in March of 2017, there were 194,354 involuntary examinations conducted under the guise of treatment in 2016— more than doubling from 2001— with 1 in 10 initiated on persons 65 years of age or older. That means that 13,800 of Florida’s elderly, including those with dementia, were sent for involuntary psychiatric examinations in 2016.

More recently, and having grown to more than 3,000 members, CCHR has helped to secure the safe release of more than 800 people from unjust Baker Acts since 2015 and is currently engaged in campaigns to stop the illegal involuntary psychiatric examination of children, to expose the deadly connection between violence, suicides and psychiatric drugs and to ban the use of electroshock therapy in Florida.

Anyone wishing to report psychiatric abuse is encouraged to contact CCHR Florida at 727-442-8820 or visit the center located at 109 N. Fort Harrison Avenue in downtown.

About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, first brought psychiatric imprisonment to wide public notice: “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health,’” he wrote in March 1969. For more information visit, www.cchrflorida.org

Sources:
[1] https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/video-shows-7-year-old-miami-boy-handcuffs-after-he-n842211
[2] http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/programs/samh/publications/The%20Baker%20Act%20-%20FL%20MH%20Act%20-%20FY%201617%20Annual%20Report%20-%20Released%20June%202018.pdf
[3] http://emord.com/blawg/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/1-ECT-Citizen-Petition.pdf
[4] https://ps.psychiatryonline.org/doi/10.1176/appi.ps.52.8.1095
[5] https://www.cchrflorida.org/children-on-ritalin-long-term-effects/
[6] https://www.thefix.com/content/research-shows-ritalin-causes-long-term-brain-injury

Diane Stein
Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Florida
7274428820
email us here

CCHR co-founder, Dr. Thomas Szasz, Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus


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John Marshall Law School Professor Lousin Honored for Seventh Consecutive Year by Illinois State Historical Society

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES, August 28, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Professor Ann M. Lousin of The John Marshall Law School in Chicago was once again honored by the Illinois State Historical Society for her writings on public issues happening in Illinois. This is the seventh consecutive year the ISHS has honored Lousin.

This year Lousin received a Certificate of Excellence for three articles she wrote as part of her ongoing column featured in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. The first column, “Here’s a somewhat painless way to redistrict without the courts,” discussed Gill v. Whitford, a redistricting case that went before the U.S. Supreme Court.

The second column, “What’s in a name in Chicago? Changing times, changing standards,” focused on the recent controversy about pulling down monuments and its relevance to Chicago, where the Balbo monument has become controversial.

The third and final column was “200 years ago, Illinois took a step to statehood,” which discussed the history behind Illinois becoming a state. Lousin was a research assistant at the 1969-1970 Illinois Constitutional Convention. She also served as staff assistant to the Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, including a term as Parliamentarian of the House.

According to the ISHS, “Professor Ann Lousin’s columns are informed, well-written, and insightful. Her writing would be welcome in any publication, and her style and point of view are refreshing, worthy of our respect and admiration. We especially enjoyed her column on the Balbo monument and the need for new historical markers in Chicago. Her tease about bicentennial columns to come suggests next year’s crop will delight all who care about Prairie State history.”

In previous years, she received awards for her writing on a variety of topics, including Illinois constitutional amendments and the Fort Dearborn Massacre.

Lousin has served on several nonprofit boards and governmental commissions, including a term as chairman of the Illinois State Civil Service Commission. She has been a leader in other legal organizations, including service as chair of the Board of Governors of the Armenian Bar Association from 1995 to 1998. She also lectures and consults on the Illinois Constitution, general public law issues and commercial law in the U.S. and abroad. In 2009 she was elected a member of the American Law Institute.

In 2016, the Armenian Bar Association named its inaugural legal scholar award “The Ann M. Lousin Scholar of Law Award,” in her honor.

Lousin joined the John Marshall faculty in 1975. She primarily teaches Sales Transactions and Illinois Constitutional Law. Lousin received her bachelor’s degree from Grinnell College and her law degree from The University of Chicago. Between college and law school, she studied political science at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. 

About The John Marshall Law School
The John Marshall Law School, founded in 1899, is an independent law school located in the heart of Chicago's legal, financial and commercial districts. The 2019 U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Graduate Schools ranks John Marshall's Lawyering Skills Program 6th, its Intellectual Property Law Program 15th and its Trial Advocacy Program 20th in the nation. Since its inception, John Marshall has been a pioneer in legal education and has been guided by a tradition of diversity, innovation, access and opportunity.

Miller McDonald
The John Marshall Law School
3124272737
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MxHERO Announces New Solutions with Box and Canon for the Legal Industry

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mxHero Inc.

MxHero, Inc. today announced extended offerings in support of cloud-based content governance and security for the legal industry.

We're seeing strong adoption within the legal sector when it comes to intelligent content management”

— Alex Panagides, CEO, mxHero Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, UNITED STATES, August 28, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — "We are seeing an increase with the use of cloud technologies and content management solutions in law firms and legal teams within the enterprise", said Alex Panagides, co-founder and CEO of MxHero Inc. "As enterprises across the spectrum set the stage for 21st Century digitization, we're seeing strong adoption within the legal sector when it comes to intelligent content management, governance, security, and collaboration leveraging leading cloud content management platforms such as Box. In order to fuel the needs of our clients, mxHERO has partnered with Canon Information and Imaging Solutions along with Canon Solutions America (CSA) to drive new innovative solutions leveraging Canon device and software technologies along with Box’s Cloud Content Management (CCM) platform. With the mxHero and partner solutions, law practices and legal business unit teams have elected to define content not only as documents and other files commonly placed into cloud-based storage, rather these practices are exploiting advanced digital, meta-data, intelligent routing and AI-based context and sentiment solutions targeting in-flight content as well (including content sourced from email and Canon’s scan devices). With some 40% of enterprise content flowing through corporate email systems, with the Mail2Cloud solution platform, MxHero clients are able to fully capitalize on the security, governance and content collaboration objectives they strive for by including critical content in the email stream. MxHero's Mail2Cloud solution, when combined with the world's leading cloud content management solutions, is of tremendous value to all organizations that are seeking new and better ways to increase their productivity through digital, secure and content-based collaboration technologies."

"mxHero's technology integrated seamlessly with our law firm's Box Cloud Content Management platform and Microsoft Outlook. This immediately enhanced our document management experience by streamlining our retention and organization processes across over 700 client files. In addition, mxHero's tech support and customer service teams were very responsive and helpful." Mary Fox and Matt Lincicum, Partners at Fortem IP.

Through its partnership with Canon, a joint solution bundle is now available to law firms and legal business units inclusive of Canon front-end digital devices (MFP’s, Canon Scanners, etc.) along with intelligent Canon-provided software solutions including Uniflow, aSend, and Smart Document Assistance technologies to drive intelligent content routing to Box’s Cloud Content Management (CCM) platform. This enables the law firms of tomorrow the ability to deploy a single end-to-end solution bundle to meet their content collaboration, security, eDiscovery and Case Management needs whether from a scanned device or from email.

“With nearly 41% market share of the US legal market, Canon has a deep understanding of the needs of the legal office. The legal professional is challenged by a tremendous amount of content, and email is at the center of the workflow. By joining forces with mxHero and Box, we're providing the necessary tools required to meet the productivity and security requirements empowering our clients’ success,” states Dennis Amorosano, Senior Vice President & GM, Canon Information & Imaging Solutions.

About MxHero
MxHero's products and services gives companies, service providers and end users powerful new ways to control, use and analyze email-based content. Apps developed for MxHero's platform work with any email management program, including Gmail and Microsoft Exchange. MxHero is the 2016 Box Elite Partner of the Year, has partnered with Canon USA for go to market, and provides solutions mapped to the world's foremost cloud content management platforms including Box. Information on all of their Mail2Cloud product line can be found at http://www.mail2cloud.io. More than 3,500 companies with over 1 million users have added MxHero to their email. To learn more about MxHero visit http://www.mxhero.com. Find MxHero on Twitter: @mxheronet and Facebook: MxHero.net

Alexis Panagides
mxHero
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Hon. Hiram E. Puig-Lugo Elected Secretary to the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Board of Directors

The NCJFCJ is the Nation’s Oldest Judicial Membership Organization

The NCJFCJ has elected Hiram E. Puig-Lugo, associate judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia to secretary of the NCJFCJ Board of Directors.

Judge Puig-Lugo will lead the NCJFCJ in a landmark initiative focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion that will ensure the legal profession and court system represents the communities they serve.”

— Judge John J. Romero, Jr.

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, August 27, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — (Washington, D.C.) – The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has elected Hiram E. Puig-Lugo, associate judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia to secretary of the NCJFCJ Board of Directors.

“Judge Puig-Lugo’s judicial decision-making, leadership experience, and unparalleled commitment to public service, especially to children and families who seek justice, will make him a vital addition to the executive board of the NCJFCJ,” said Judge John J. Romero, Jr., NCJFCJ president. “This year, he will lead the NCJFCJ in a landmark initiative focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion that will ensure that the legal profession and court system reflects and represents the communities they serve.”

Judge Puig-Lugo joined the Superior Court of the District of Columbia in 1999. He has handled criminal felony, juvenile delinquency, criminal misdemeanor, civil, child abuse and neglect, domestic relations, status offenses, and domestic violence cases.

Judge Puig-Lugo convened and chaired the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) Working Group within the court, which brought together public sector and community organization representatives to coordinate support for children who have endured commercial sexual exploitation. He has chaired the Neglect Subcommittee, where he convened a working group to address the needs of LGBTQ youth in the neglect and juvenile delinquency systems.

Judge Puig-Lugo has been an instructor for legal education projects throughout Central America, South America, Spain, and the Federated States of Micronesia. He has presented on numerous topics that include rule of law, evidence law, trial advocacy skills, human trafficking, judicial independence, child welfare, and alternative dispute resolution. He has taught at the American University Washington College of Law, the University of the District of Columbia School of Law, the George Washington University Law School, and the National Judicial College Pacific Islands Law Institute.

Judge Puig-Lugo has trained judges in the U.S. and abroad on how to implement the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. He has taken part in bilateral talks between the U.S. and Mexico, the U.S. and Spain, and the U.S. and Japan to coordinate implementation of the Convention between the U.S. and those nations.

“Judge Puig-Lugo is a bright, caring judge with a commitment to ensuring that youth who become involved with the court system are treated fairly and compassionately,” said Chief Judge Robert E. Morin, Superior Court of the District of Columbia. “He ably led our Family Court Division for several years. During his tenure as presiding judge, he focused needed attention on issues relating to child victims of sexual exploitation, which led to the creation of our HOPE Court program. I know that Judge Puig-Lugo has been active as a member of NCJFCJ for many years and his election to the Board of Directors will allow him to contribute further.”

Judge Puig-Lugo has participated in public education programs through Spanish language television in the District of Columbia and New York City. He has visited Latino community organizations in the DC area to provide education on how the court system works.

Judge Puig-Lugo received the Judicial Leadership Award from the Hispanic National Bar Foundation in 2014, and the Honorable Ricardo M. Urbina Lifetime Achievement Award from the Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia in 2011.

Judge Puig-Lugo is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School, where he was the first Latino member of the Wisconsin Law Review. He is from San Germán, Puerto Rico, and is equally fluent in English and in Spanish.

About the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ):
Founded in 1937, the Reno, Nev.-based National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, is the nation’s oldest judicial membership organization and focused on improving the effectiveness of our nation’s juvenile and family courts. A leader in continuing education opportunities, research, and policy development in the field of juvenile and family justice, the 2,000-member organization is unique in providing practice-based resources to jurisdictions and communities nationwide.

Chrisie Yabu
KPS3
775-686-7437
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New York AG Underwood disregarding massive sexual assault cover-ups within State agencies

Governor Andrew Cuomo must be held accountable for protecting countless sexual predators, pedophiles and rapists

As AG Underwood reaches out to state DA’s to investigate Catholic Priest sex abuse, the same sex abuse cover-ups are in the state’s mental health care system

The state of New York and the Catholic Church are guilty as hell in this area and have/are covering up thousands of sex crimes to protect themselves and their systems.”

— Michael Carey – Civil Rights & Disability Rights Advocate

ALBANY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, August 27, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Jonathan Carey Foundation has uncovered wide-scale rampant sexual assaults and rapes of primarily women and children with disabilities in known unsafe facilities and group homes. Although Barbara Underwood is fairly new to the job as the New York State Attorney General, all attempts by civil and disability rights advocate, Michael Carey, to have her immediately address the cover-ups of almost all sexual assault crimes have gone ignored. It’s like the Catholic Church and the state agencies are no different. Seven certified or priority letters have gone to AG Underwood over the past few months by Carey and there has been no response or actions taken on her part to stop the criminal cover-ups of these sex crimes. Sexual predators and pedophile run wild within the state’s mental health system and are walking our streets because they are not being prosecuted.

https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Soares-says-DA-ready-to-help-AG-probe-priest-abuse-13180199.php

County elected District Attorney’s have the jurisdiction and authority to prosecute these sex crimes according to the New York State constitution, Article 13 Section 13, but they cannot do their job if the state hides and conceals these crimes from them. The state is not notifying the DA’s of most of these sex crimes occurring within their counties. Governor Andrew Cuomo illegally set up a discriminatory practice of having a state employee appointed by himself to circumvent or bypass 62 county elected DA’s so the state could easily cover-up almost all sex crimes committed within his own agencies. The state of New York and the Catholic Church are guilty as hell in this area and have/are covering up thousands of sex crimes to protect themselves and their systems. Time for swift federal investigations and for all involved, starting at the very top, to be indicted and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

Michael Carey
The Jonathan Carey Foundation
(518) 852-9377
email us here

The incredible life and tragic preventable death of Jonathan Carey, who was disabled, had autism, was non-verbal & only 13 when he was killed by his caregivers


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