UPDATE: ~ On July 06 2010, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties forwarded evidence in this case to the U.S. Department of Justice for "whatever action they deem appropriate."
Within the first week after Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Pearl River County, MS, a Maryland FEMA supervisor cleared allegations against a gay homeowner/caretaker of two terminally ill family members and secured his name onto an application for disaster assistance. At least 13 federal supervisors allegedly conspired with a community and family members, by not securing his name on the same application based on sexual orientation. No services were ever provided and ended up in a excruciating death of an end stage Alzheimers patient in May,2008. With over 100 pages of compelling evidence entered into a Federal Trade Commission's retaining system (FTC Ref # 23839450) (FEMA # 93-3733536-1604) and numerous copies sent nationwide, nothing has been done to address these civil, constitutional, and human rights violations.
In possession of at least three copies and several online complaints filed alone, the ACLU of Mississippi has been non responsive for over two years. There are no civil rights lawyers in the state and the MS Center for Legal Services claims "they cannot get involved with civil rights issues on orders of the state.". Governor Haley Barbour has also been non responsive to a request for a civil rights investigation submitted to him in 2008. This case will never go away until all of the guilty are brought to justice. 21 months later 06/07/2007, Homeland Security came to the damaged address to arrest and prosecute James McGee Jr. on a long list of false allegations. After the investigation was completed and NO ARREST COULD BE MADE, a request was made for federal protection. This request was granted as well as a federal appeal in which Mr. McGee had qualified for every grant within the program. This appeal was ignored by the state, which appears to be in possible violation of the law. Until this case is addressed and resolved, this type of hate is allowed to occur over and over again. The only case in the state of Mississippi with the merits to stand on and it has been 4 years, 5 months that Mr. McGee has been waiting for due process as afforded under the US constitution. Please TAKE ACTION today. No citizen's family member deserves to die a horrible death just because of a son's sexual orientation. A brief summary can be found at www.deguyz.webs.com of this case's implications.
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