America is not above the Law: Stop Persecuting Community Activists
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Restore Disability and Housing Benefits to Mama Khandi
Many people have lose their lives because they can't get access to basic emergency first aid, medical assistance, food, shelter and water. You would think this only happens in third world countries…
It is an OUTRAGE and unbelievable that the state of Ohio would take away, and continue to deny, the disability and housing benefits of a homeless and seriously disabled Citizen.
It is with great concern, on behalf of Khandi Konte-Bey (Paasewe) referred to as (Mama Khandi) we bring to your attention, the crucial need for the Disabilities/Housing benefits, and other Medical Subsidies under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights be restored and reinstated immediately.
Mama Khandi is a loving mother of 14 children; 8 of her children are adopted, and she is a foster parent, tutor and mentor to hundreds of children.
In spite of her disability and homelessness, she graduated magna cum laude from Central State University: ACADEMIC STATUS Graduated - Central State University - 3.73 accumulative grade point average (GPA) - Political Science major with emphasis in International Law; Afrikan Studies minor; Afrikan/Afrikan-Amer. Studies certification; member of Honor Society and Academic Research Scholarship recipient.
In addition to her activist work in her communities, her bio includes but is not limited to an internationally known, highly respected cultural visual artist, craftsman, musician and singer. She is also the recipient of a host of academic, activist, and artistic awards. She is a certified Herbalist and Holistic Homeopathic Practitioner as well, and has also aided in building four Afrikan Independent Schools.
Mama Khandi suffers from multiple disabilities, including, but not limited to a tragic brain injury of which she had to undergo brain surgery because of a natural yet unfortunate disaster when a tree fell on her home during a tornado which also left her homeless. .
Mama Khandi birthed 6 children naturally and would have had 7 if it had not been for the police brutality that caused her to have a miscarriage when the Philadelphia police forced their way into her home on horseback trampling 3 of her children and beating her.
On January 13, 2002, Mama Khandi was taken to jail in her wheelchair but the cops could not wait until Mama Khandi put on her brace. Her bail bond was $850,000. She was contacted by Housing authority while in jail, telling her that her housing voucher was being taken from her because “head of household is not in the home” and being in jail constitutes her having “somewhere else to live.”
This is OUTRAGEOUS!
Mama Khandi knows what it is like to be a political prisoner within her own country. While incarcerated in one of Ohio’s prisons for over 6 months in solitary confinement, she nearly died from lack of adequate and proper medical care as well as a proper diabetic diet.
She is a vegan/vegetarian and was given one meal in a 24hr time period, white bread, baloney and cow’s milk. This quite naturally was the cause of her losing over half of her body weight while at the same time of having to endure being spat on, yanked out of her wheel chair and slammed to the hard, and cold prison concrete floor, she was also denied her wheel chair for 5 days. The prison guards taunted, cursed and stripped her. She was forced to lie in her own urine for 4 days because her wheel chair was taken from her. Often times her food was maliciously thrown in the trash and she was denied commissary rights too. Her diabetic glucose-reading was only performed once for the whole six months of her unjustly incarceration and it took three months to assign an Attorney to her. Her mail was marked return to sender “Does Not Exist.” Even her phone calls were blocked.
Yet, she never plea bargained because of her innocence.
She was arrested for multiple fraudulent felony charges and jailed.
It took three grueling, long and exhausting years of legal battles before Mama Khandi was finally acquitted of all those fraudulent felony charges.
During those three terrible years she has lost everything:
1) Her son
2) Her FREEDOM
3) Her home
4) Her good name
5) Her income
6) Medical coverage
9) And presently she is losing a home that was being donated to her.
With no way or means to afford the medical care that she needs as a diabetic---HER DIABETIC GLUCOSE-READING is 449!
She is a walking DIABETIC COMA WAITING TO HAPPEN.
Mama Khandi has filed an affidavit with the Federal Courts in Ohio who continues to ignore her which makes it extremely difficult for her to RECOVER ALL THAT WAS LOST DURING THE LEGAL BATTLES AGAINST THOSE FRADULENT FELONY CHARGES.
Again, let it be known that she has been ACQUITTED OF ALL FRADULENT FELONY CHARGES.
Under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights many of these articles have been broken. We have highlighted some of the more pertinent articles below.
UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.
No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.
No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.
(1) Everyone charged with a penal offence has the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law in a public trial at which he has had all the guarantees necessary for his defense.
(2) No one shall be held guilty of any penal offence on account of any act or omission which did not constitute a penal offence, under national or international law, at the time when it was committed. Nor shall a heavier penalty be imposed than the one that was applicable at the time the penal offence was committed.
No one shall be subject…
So, it is with these present facts that we as a unified collective community DEMAND that RESTORATION OF MAMA KHANDI’S MEDICAL DISABILITIES AND HOUSING BENEFITS BE COMPLETELY REACTIVATED IMMEDIATELY.
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