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civil rights

147 petitions

Update posted 11 hours ago

Petition to Tony Martinez, Jessica Tetreau, Cesar de Leon, Joel Munguia, Ben Neece, Ricardo Longoria, Rose Gowen

MOVE Jefferson Davis Monument to Museum

Many cities across the United States of America are removing statues/memorials from public spaces and renaming roads and buildings that honor Confederate leaders. Brownsville has had numerous racist incidents in the past. Our biggest one happened in 1906. Please Google: Brownsville Black Raid. The Brownsville Herald was biased in its reporting. The soldiers involved were later exonerated by President Nixon. We also had a bridge known as "N" bridge and it appeared on local maps with the racist slur. We can only imagine what took place on that bridge. Yes, we are a city full of history and we're proud of it. We can't deny that we were part of the Confederacy. But, what is the purpose of keeping the Jefferson Davis Memorial at Washington Park? It was originally on the corner of Elizabeth Street and Palm Blvd. It marked the Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway which never really took off. It was then moved to Washington Park in the 1970s. Hundreds of families enjoy this park, especially during big community events like Sombrero Festival and Cyclobia. What do you think the monument tells families when they are enjoying the park? We have a growing population of African-Americans in this community. This monument does not welcome the descendants of those who were enslaved and oppressed in the past. Our nation fought to unify our country during the Civil War. Sadly, many people did not obtain full rights until the 1960s. We don't need reminders of a bygone era in a space that should be welcoming. We need to stop kissing up to the Sons and Daughters of the Confederacy! They claim that it is heritage. Their heritage believes that it was a God-given right to own people. Washington Park currently has three monuments dedicated to: Miguel Hidalgo, Jose Marti, and Jefferson Davis. The first two were liberators. Davis was the opposite. He fought to keep human beings enslaved. He was not a liberator! He also saw mestizos (mixed European and Native American) as inferiors. The majority of Brownsville is mestizo. We don't want it destroyed. We are asking the City of Brownsville and the Brownsville Historical Association to place it in a museum. For many people, this monument represents HATE and feel that it doesn't belong in a public park. Washington Park should be welcoming to ALL people! Please VOTE on relocating it to the Historic Brownsville Museum.

Antonio Castillo
5,584 supporters
Update posted 22 hours ago

Petition to Kansas State House, Kansas State Senate

Vote For The Kansas Safe Access Act

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eh-iANCKOdE&spfreload=10 29 states and Washington D.C. now have medical cannabis laws, granting their citizens safe and full access to medical cannabis therapeutics. More states are lined up to pass bills this session, or to pass reform by ballot initiative. Our neighbors in Missouri and Oklahoma are numbered in the latter, and Nebraska is in the former. We will soon be surrounded by legal states. Unless Kansas also moves forward, we will be the last total prohibition state in our area. We will then be left to manage all of the implications of that status for our citizenry. Will we continue to persecute, and prosecute the sick who seek healing by traveling to our surrounding states? “The question to consider is whether we will use scarce law enforcement resources to arrest patients who travel out of state and return with marijuana? Don’t we have a wiser and better use of the taxpayer money than arresting a veteran who suffers from PTSD and chooses not to use pharmaceuticals, or the worker who was injured on the job and doesn’t want to take opioids for his pain?” - Barry Grissom, former U.S. attorney for Kansas http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article194308459.html Kansas families have buried adults, and children during the nine years of fighting for their right to safe access. That is right. It has been nine years since the first bill was introduced into the Kansas legislature. Kansas children, and adults suffer needlessly. Their families suffer. We know this is not the will of the Kansas people. The people of Kansas support the rights of these patients to safe access. These patients  are their neighbors, their fellow church members, their co-workers, They made their will known in the Kansas Speaks Survey of 2017. 76% of Kansans support their neighbor's right to the safe access of medical cannabis, when recommended by their medical provider. That is more than a two thirds majority. https://www.fhsu.edu/uploadedFiles/executive/docking/Kansas%20Speaks%2020171.pdf Below are just a few of the many ways medical cannabis laws positively impact overall public health. In states that have medical cannabis laws:MediCare and MediCaid prescription costs go downPrescription use rates go downTeen use goes downOpiate addiction rates go downSuicide rates go downDrunk driving rates go downOpioid overdose deaths go down by 25%The hospitalization rate for opioid abuse and dependence in states with medical cannabis are roughly 23% lower than states without legal accessEmergency room visits for opioid overdoses are on average 13% lower than states without medical cannabis programs. http://www.newsweek.com/states-medical-marijuana-painkiller-deaths-drop-25-266577https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4232164/https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/07/06/484977159/after-medical-marijuana-legalized-medicare-prescriptions-drop-for-many-drugs https://www.thelundreport.org/content/medical-marijuana-states-see-reduction-medicaid-and-medicare-prescription-drug-spending http://dailycaller.com/2017/03/28/opioid-abuse-is-plummeting-in-states-with-legal-marijuana/https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/studies-claim-medical-marijuana-may-reduce-suicide-rates-traffic-fatalities Cannabis is set to be a $40 BILLION dollar industry by 2021 That would be roughly a 150% increase in economic output from the $16 billion cannabis generated in 2017. Kansas is drowning financially. As a state, we are desperate for new revenue, new jobs, and new business. Kansas is projected to have a worse than national unemployment rate again next year, and we continue to lose jobs across the state. As it stands now, one in three Kansas hospitals is at risk for closing. We have laid off over 200 mental health workers. We lost federal certification for our only state mental health hospital due to critical under-funding. We borrowed from our state workers retirement fund, and we can't pay it back. Kansas ranks fifth in the nation for people moving out of state. The largest reason given for moving being jobs, (64.19%.) The cannabis industry is forecasted to create more than a quarter of a million jobs.That is more than the expected jobs from manufacturing, utilities or even government jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.   “In 2016, total marijuana sales in Colorado was $1.3 billion. As a former prosecutor, that tells me $1.3 billion did not go to criminals, but instead went to entrepreneurs who created over 18,000 full-time jobs that paid a living wage with the state taking in tax revenues of over $200 million.Given our fiscal mess, it would be nice to have an extra $100 million in revenue that didn’t come from income tax increases.” - Barry Grissom, former U.S. attorney for Kansas http://www.kansas.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article194308459.html The Kansas Safe Access Act  has been submitted to the Kansas Senate (SB187) and Kansas House (HB2348). It sits in both the Kansas House Human Health and Services Committee and the Kansas Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee. http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2017_18/measures/documents/hb2348_00_0000.pdf   The Kansas Safe Access Act is the ONLY bill that has been reviewed by multiple independent third party reviewers. It meets all the recommendations of the impact assessment study done by the Kansas Health Institute (KHI), and meets all the guidelines of Foundation of Cannabis Unified Standards (F.O.C.U.S.), the largest regulatory group in the cannabis industry. It is a non-profit bill that funds public health, public mental health, health and mental health in K-12, and funds medical research at Kansas hospitals and universities. Non-profit also means everything over base costs will go to free support services for patients such as nutritional support, patient support groups,medicine at a reduced price, or even for free to hospice patients. The cooperatives can even vote to offer free services to their entire small town, such as bringing in a traveling nurse, or doctor, or host medical device exchanges, and more. For our rural towns, that have little access to medical care, this could be a huge win for rural health. “The bill covers everything from legal protections for patients and medical providers, patient identification cards, education centers, supply guidelines, cultivation guidelines, workforce education, public safety, revenue policies, packaging regulations, testing and lab requirements, waste disposal and more.”http://www.gctelegram.com/news/20180114/medical-refugee-family-calls-for-legalizing-medical-cannabis-in-kansas   It is 100% ecologically sustainable, both in the growing of clean medicine, and in the greatly reduced environmental impact at cultivation sites via mandated clean energy use, water capture, and grey water recycling. It is a rural modeled bill. All cultivation sites will be in rural areas. Bringing new jobs, and new business to  these areas could literally save some of our little towns that are now hovering on the brink of extinction.There are many other great points in this bill, such as veteran and law enforcement officer operated security, educational programs to prevent impaired driving, and public safety awareness initiatives and incentive programs. I support the Kansas Safe Access Act. I am asking you to represent my voice in Topeka.  I want you to vote "YES" on the Kansas Safe Access Act. It's right for the people of Kansas. Our citizens deserve to have safe access to every medical option that could save their life, or improve the quality of their life.  It's right for Kansas. Kansas must move forward into innovation, and emerging new markets that will bring desperately needed new business, new jobs , and new revenue. The world is moving forward. Kansas cannot afford to be left behind, neither fiscally, nor in humanitarian terms. Thank you for your time. For questions on the Kansas Safe Access Act, please email info@bleedingk.org    

Bleeding Kansas Advocates
3,193 supporters
Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to United Nations World Organization Against Torture, Tennessee Governor, President of the United States, Tennessee State Senate, Tennessee State House, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Glenn A. Fine, Kristina Borror, Nisha Whitehead, Niels Melzer, Anthony Romero, Robert Moossy, Acting Chief (United States DOJ Civil Rights Division)

STOP FALSE DIAGNOSES LEADING TO FORCED PSYCHIATRIC DETAINMENT TO COVER ILLEGAL HUMAN EXPERIMENTATION AND MILITARY TRAINING RESULTING IN TORTURE

STOP FALSE DIAGNOSES LEADING TO FORCED PSYCHIATRIC DETAINMENT TO COVER ILLEGAL HUMAN EXPERIMENTATION AND MILITARY TRAINING RESULTING IN TORTURE This Petition is to ask Congress to immediately implement legislation to stop the fraudulent diagnosis and detention of involuntary human research subjects as mentally ill without proper validation as set forth by individual State policies and procedure. Victims may also be used as non-consensual human research subjects of military training. In a 2013 report of the United Nations it was said that forced psychiatric treatment IS torture.  These false and forced institutionalizations based on fraudulent diagnoses are being used to isolate, silence and ruin the credibility of (as former Congressman Kucinich stated, “high-valued targets”), victims.  These diagnoses create doubt of the victim’s statements of abuses by these many technologies.   Such false and invalid diagnoses are also used to ‘cloak’ non-consensual human experimentation testing and evaluation of various technologies, and other crimes against humanity.  Former Ohio Senator John Glenn introduced the Human Research Protection Act to Congress in January 1997 (S.196).  Former Senator Glenn’s speech as reported in the Congressional Record is shown below.  Former President William Clinton issued Executive Order 12975 October 3, 1995 to regulate research on human subjects named Protection of Human Research Subjects and Creation of National Bioethics Advisory Commission.  A memorandum was issued March 27, 1997 by President Clinton strengthening the protection of use of human subjects in military “Classified” research.  Ohio Representative Dennis Kucinich introduced the Space Preservation Act in October 2001 (HR 1977), asking Congress to ban the use of military space weapons in the United States which included psychotronic weapons.  (http://www.fas.org/sgp/congress/2001/hr2977.html) Patents for military technology have been identified as the cause of many claims of psychological and emotional harassment.  Thousands of people in the United States of America are reporting to be targets of the military (during their many training missions) and targets of government research and contractors of remote neural monitoring and behavior influence technology via the use of Directed Energy Weapons and electronic harassment.  A significant percentage of these people have been forcefully admitted to mental institutions and psychiatric hospitals as a result of filing complaints of such harassment.  False diagnoses have been used to label the victim with schizophrenia and/or delusional disorders.  Depression is another diagnosis usual to this type of psychological and physical mistreatment of humans which fits the description of torture. Some of the victims have found that their mothers were also victimized by some psychological symptoms that can now be attributed to the use of this technology on them.  (Note: Few victims have reported that their fathers were ever hospitalized or treated for any type of mental illness due to this harassment which validates that 75%+ of those targeted are women.) Many sources of testing, including MRI, fMRI, CT-Scan, EEG and testing the chemistry of the blood, is available today to aid in the identification of a specific mental illness and to rule out diseases of the brain.  Yet, most of these victims will tell you that a stigmatizing diagnosis of mental illness was made after just a verbal conversation with a psychiatrist, psychologist or other medical professional.  Sometimes this would have been just a Crisis Team representative at a hospital Emergency Room or by a mental health center intake worker. Most victims of mental health misdiagnosis have been implanted without their permission which is alluded to in Senator Glenn's bill.  (https://www.congress.gov/105/bills/s193/BILLS-105s193is.pdf This implantation allows for further violation of a person’s human rights by allowing them to be persecuted by electronic means.  Psychotronic is defined as the use of electronics to affect the brain and the mind.   Thus, behavior of a targeted victim can be influenced to mimic a mental illness allowing for these false diagnoses even when the medical professional knows about the victimization of the patient. In a report by the Physicians for Human Rights, Broken Laws, Broken Lives, it is known that torture produces short-term and long-term psychological damage.  The problem comes when law enforcement, physicians and the mental health community do not want to admit that a victim is suffering the effects of torture rather than a real mental illness.   To read more about torture and its effects go to: www.prcsd.org/pdf's/BrokenLaws_14.pdf and http://thejusticecampaign.org/?page_id=273 The 2008 Special Rapporteur report names forced psychiatric interventions (such as psychosurgery, electroshock and administration of mind-altering drugs including neuroleptics) among practices that may constitute torture or ill treatment. Other medical practices that may constitute torture or ill treatment are restraint and seclusion, forced abortion or sterilization and involuntary commitment to psychiatric institutions. The medical context itself is one where “serious violations and discrimination against persons with disabilities may be masked as ‘good intentions’ on the part of health care professionals.” To read more see: http://www.narpa.org/UN-forced%20treatment%20is%20torture.htm In a report released February 1 and March 4, 2013, this same organisation reports that forced involuntary confinement in a psychiatric facility IS torture. This statement was made by Mr. Juan E. Mendez in a Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment to the 22nd session of the Human Rights Council, March 4, 2013 in Geneva. The entire report, in PDF, can be downloaded at www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/SRTorture/StatementHRC16... In 1994 Former Army Intelligence Officer Julianne McKinney wrote Senator Glenn about the use of this technology on unwitting citizens in these States of America.  In 2005, Lynn Surgalla, Past Vice-President of the United States Psychotronic Association wrote a letter to the court on behalf of these citizens assuring the court that these weapons a.k.a. Psychotronic Weapons, are being used by criminal elements in our own government as weapons for “Slow Kill” torture-interrogation by war criminals worldwide.” Ms. McKinney, Director of Electronic Surveillance Project Association of National Security Alumni wrote an article entitled Microwave Harassment and Mind-Control Experimentation (December 1992).  One paragraph of this report reads, “A matter of interest to us is why WRAIR (author’s note-Walter Reed Army Institute of Research) should be experimenting with auditory effects of pulsed microwave audiograms. Also, recent statements by an Army psychiatrist assigned to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) suggest that WRAIR may be experimenting upon select psychiatric inpatients with microwaves. This, too, is a matter to us.”  Further down in this report Ms. McKinney states, “That psychiatric facility is in a State where a disproportionate number of complaints of electronic harassment are beginning to surface. It is also within range of a U.S. Air Force base which houses a "super secret" research facility. We are currently looking into information that spouses and children of persons employed on that USAF base may be the targets of involuntary experimentation involving direct-energy weapons technologies.”   20 years after Ms. McKinney’s report and almost that long since she began to voice concerns to Congress and the President, even more complaints are being documented by physicians, in hospital emergency rooms, mental institutions and psychiatric hospitals as cases of mental illness. These diagnoses are being made without the proper test to rule out the validity of the complaint. The author of this petition had a personal conversation with a Captain employee at Walter Reed Army Hospital who made the statement to me, “he does not have to be near you to do this to you.”  This statement was made in reference to the use of this at-a-distance technology.  A retired Navy Communications Engineer also validates the use of microwave voice-to-skull (auditory effects) as does the Army Intelligence and Security Division of Fort George Meade, MD in unclassified documents.  The very existence of this technology that can be used to make a person seem to be hallucinating or delusional makes room for such misdiagnosis and stereotyping. These people are innocent, unwitting victims of government experimentation or vicious use of psychotronic technology by military, government contractors, or other international criminals. Join me in petitioning Congress to launch an investigation and issue legislative instructions for the Department of Health and Human Services, American Psychiatric Association, American Medical Association and all affiliates to not be allowed to make mental illness diagnosis or hold a person in a mental health facility without the appropriate testing to properly diagnose such an illness.  Also, those in the medical or mental health professional who knowingly make false diagnosis to get a court to involuntarily commit a victim of non-consensual human experimentation should also be addressed and laws instituted to allow for the charges to be made against that healthcare professional and organization. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------THE CONGRESSIONAL RECORD January 22, 1997  (Page S645) Human Research Subject Protection Act Mr. GLENN. Madam President, I rise today to introduce the Human Research Subject Protection Act of 1997. I send the bill to the desk. Mr. GLENN. Madam President, if I approached any Senator here and I said, 'You did not know it, but the last time they went to the doctor or went to the hospital, your wife or your husband or your daughter or your son became the subject of a medical experiment that they were not even told about. They were given medicine, they were given pills, they were given radiation, they were given something and were not even told about this, were not even informed about it, yet they are under some experimental research that might possibly do them harm - maybe some good will come out of it, but maybe it will do them harm also - but they do not know about it,' people would laugh at that and say that is ridiculous. That cannot possibly happen in this country. Yet, that very situation is what this piece of legislation is supposed to address. .................................................. These tragic incidents I have mentioned have resulted in changes in the way human research subjects are treated. I don't want to misrepresent this, because there is a very elaborate system of protections that have developed over the years. Unfortunately, though, this system does have some gaps and, if enacted, I believe this legislation will close those gaps. ...[end excerpt] for the entire bill go to: http://www.icomw.org/documents/glenn.pdf   ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Lynn A. Surgalla, Former Vice-President United States Psychotronics Association P.O. Box 2 Monmouth Beach, NJ 07750 6/20/05  To the Court:  As Former Vice-President of the United States Psychotronics Association, I assure the Court that the illegal testing, development and use of Psychotronic, Microwave, Laser and other forms of Electromagnetic Directed Energy Weaponry is a matter of grace concern to both the US and International Communities. These weapons are ALL potentially LETHAL, although sublethal injuries may also be inflicted as with the use of any other lethal weapon such as gun, knife or chemical poison.  Assault and Battery and/or torture/murder with any form of Directed Energy Weapon IS Assault and Battery and/or torture/murder with a LETHAL WEAPON.  Despite claims to the contrary by criminal elements in our own government, there is NO SUCH THING as a NONLETHAL WEAPON (even those currently in vogue for “Slow Kill” torture-interrogation by war criminals worldwide).  In 2001, HR2977, The Space Preservation Act (2001) was introduced into Congress to BAN ALL Directed Energy Weapons.  Its passage has thusfar been blocked.  In 2002, the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) formally listed a NEW CATEGORY of WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION (Psychotronic Mind Control and other Electromagnetic Resonance Weapons) in their 2002 Media Guide to Disarmament.  In 2003, the State of Michigan passed into Law House Bills 4513 and 4514 BANNING the use of ALL FORMS of ELECTROMAGNETIC WEAPONS against Human Beings in the State of Michigan.  In 1999, the European Union Parliament passed Resolution A4-005/1999 Section 27 which “Calls for an International Convention introducing a GLOBAL BAN on all developments and deployments of weapons which might enable any forms of manipulation of Human Beings.” (PSYCHOTRONIC WEAPONS)  Ms. Millicent Black’s claim of being assaulted with some form of DIRECTED ENERGY WEAPON is to be taken very seriously.  If the criminal assailants are found to be law enforcement personnel or government employees, then the crime is an EVEN MORE SERIOUS OFFENSE with grave political implications.  If the crime is found to be racially or religiously-motivated torture-assault, then the bias-crime laws also apply.  I assure you that similar cases of assault-torture-murder with these weapons are being addressed all over the world.  Please give this matter your closest attention.  The INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMUNITY is deeply interested in the outcome and concerned that justice be served in all cases of Directed Energy Weapons assault.  Attached to this letter is a copy of my resume and relevant pages from HR2977 which lists the forms of Electromagnetic Directed Energy Weaponry currently in use.  Sincerely,  (signature on file) Lynn A. Surgalla, Former Vice-President,  United States Psychotronics Association ---------------------------------------------------- To see the entire bill go to:http://www.fas.org/sgp/congress/2001/hr2977.html 107th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 2977 To preserve the cooperative, peaceful uses of space for the benefit of all humankind by permanently prohibiting the basing of weapons in space by the United States, and to require the President to take action to adopt and implement a world treaty banning space-based weapons. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES October 2, 2001 Mr. KUCINICH introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Science, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, and International Relations, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned SEC. 7. DEFINITIONS. In this Act: (1) The term `space' means all space extending upward from an altitude greater than 60 kilometers above the surface of the earth and any celestial body in such space. (2)(A) The terms `weapon' and `weapons system' mean a device capable of any of the following: (i) Damaging or destroying an object (whether in outer space, in the atmosphere, or on earth) by-- (I) firing one or more projectiles to collide with that object; (II) detonating one or more explosive devices in close proximity to that object; (III) directing a source of energy (including molecular or atomic energy, subatomic particle beams, electromagnetic radiation, plasma, or extremely low frequency (ELF) or ultra low frequency (ULF) energy radiation) against that object; or (IV) any other unacknowledged or as yet undeveloped means. (ii) Inflicting death or injury on, or damaging or destroying, a person (or the biological life, bodily health, mental health, or physical and economic well-being of a person)-- (I) through the use of any of the means described in clause (i) or subparagraph (B); (II) through the use of land-based, sea-based, or space-based systems using radiation, electromagnetic, psychotronic, sonic, laser, or other energies directed at individual persons or targeted populations for the purpose of information war, mood management, or mind control of such persons or populations; or (III) by expelling chemical or biological agents in the vicinity of a person. (B) Such terms include exotic weapons systems such as-- (i) electronic, psychotronic, or information weapons; (ii) chemtrails; (iii) high altitude ultra low frequency weapons systems; (iv) plasma, electromagnetic, sonic, or ultrasonic weapons; (v) laser weapons systems; (vi) strategic, theater, tactical, or extraterrestrial weapons; and (vii) chemical, biological, environmental, climate, or tectonic weapons. (C) The term `exotic weapons systems' includes weapons designed to damage space or natural ecosystems (such as the ionosphere and upper atmosphere) or climate, weather, and tectonic systems with the purpose of inducing damage or destruction upon a target population or region on earth or in space.  -------------------------------------------------------------------------- For additional Information you can go to: The EveryDay Concerned Citizen by Ramola D: https://everydayconcerned.net/author/ramolad/ Galina Kurdina: http://www.change.org/petitions/member-of-congress-investigate-misuse-of-psychotronic-mind-control-weapons 100 Patents http://www.rexresearch.com/sublimin/sublimin.htm Informed Consent by International Society for Ethical Psychology & Psychiatry (before you take psychiatric drugs) http://psychrights.org/index.htm Pleaase visit my GoFundMe account at: https://www.gofundme.com/healthcare-expenses-surgery-fund  ----------------------------------------------------------------  MICROWAVE BIOEFFECT CONGRUENCE WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA “Microwave-Induced Changes to the Primate Eye” Johns Hopkins Applied Physics ... MICROWAVE BIOEFFECT CONGRUENCE WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA Author: John McMurtrey www.slavery.org.uk/​MicrowaveCongruenceSchiz.doc --------------------------------------------------------------------- NIH Inner Voice, Target Tracking, and Behavioral Influence Technologies. John J. McMurtrey, M. S., Copyright 2003, 6 Apr. 2005. www.slavery.org.uk/​InnerVoiceTargTrackBehavInflu.doc ------------------------------------------------------------------ REMOTE BEHAVIORAL INFLUENCE TECHNOLOGY EVIDENCE by John McMurtrey, 23 Dec. 2003, The first American to publish on the microwave hearing effect www.freedomfchs.com/remotebehaviorlinftch.pdf​  

Dr. Millicent Black
1,030 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Judge O'Brien

Guardian Ad Litem Rights

I am just a mom.  A mom whose guardian ad litem rights were taken away while I was protecting my child’s rights to have a jury trial against defendants Amanda Laraus and Centrastate Medical Center in Freehold New Jersey.  I need to raise awareness, I have to share, I need to share this unimaginable thing that has left us all in shock, my family my friends all that know us. I need your support to sign my petition.  If this could happen to me it could happen to any parent in the State of New Jersey.  The morning of a trial for my son' medical malpractice case, I was present to begin the jury selection.  The to my surprise he tells me “I have a conflict”.   He said he is having the court appoint a guardian for the child, I no more have rights to speak for my son in this case and there will be no trial. He said I was not representing my sons interest in this case only my own.  I am no longer fit to be his guardian ad litem because I am refusing to except a very nominal settlement from Centrastate Medical Center so nominal and below two prior court ordered mediator analysis reports. This was to protect the hospital so they would not need to file an insurance claim.  This was to cover up that the therapist endangered my four year old son's welfare when she did not seek him medical attention she should have known to do the time the injury occurred during the time he was under her care especially knowing his medical history.  The injury that happened to my oldest son occurred ten years ago when he was four years old. He had fallen off a table unguarded by a negligent physical therapist named Amanda Laraus at Centrastate Medical Center. He had just started physical therapy at Centrastate Medical center.   He had already achieved tremendous success with therapy from an unrelated surgery to his tibia bone at the Rubin Institute under the care of our amazing orthopedic surgeon Dr. Herzenberg at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore MD.   We came to NJ to continue his care because I was having a baby.   The injury occurred when I was at home with my 6 day old infant, recovering from a C-section. After the injury my son's orthopedic doctor directed us to return back to Maryland. My son, my infant son, and I all had to now return to Maryland and stay at the Hackerman Pattz House across the street from the hospital.  We were so sad to leave home and our family right now, we needed there support, this was supposed to be a time of joy and celebration for my little boy, excited to be a big brother, who had already been through so much and achieved his physical goals of two straight and even legs with his amazing surgeon Dr. John Herzenberg in Maryland. This all snatched away in an instant by a grossly negligent physical therapist.  Like a hit and run, the therapist was so callous she did not even seek any medical attention, she did not give him ice,  she tried to make him walk. I advised her his leg swelled up she said maybe it was a bug bite.  My son's leg swollen days later and still refusing to walk, this is when realized something was terribly wrong.   I notified his orthopedic surgeon told him all that happened .  He told me to get an X-ray! My son broke his femur bone when the cast came off he had a 35 degree procurvatum bowing of the femur after it healed. My son's orthopedic doctor's X-ray shows his femur bone to be healthy and without defect before the accident occurred.  There were no plans for future surgery  to the femur.    The X-ray taken after the fall by Dr. Herzenberg shows a severely deformed femur bone. The growth plate damaged.  I proved all these events with medical records from my son's doctors.  I proved my son had four surgeries to his femur bone unrelated to his preexisting condition that was treated years prior and currently has a rod in his femur directly as a result of this accident that had occurred while under the care of a negligent physical therapist. My son lost all progress made from surgery two years prior in an instant when injured at the Hospital. As a result of the injury sustained, my son had rods and fixator’s inserted in his bones for many months at a time on two separate occasions to correct the femur bone this was very painful, these pins were used to manipulate and straighten the bone to correct the 35 degree procurvatum and now damaged growth plate. He still needs more surgery to remove the rod and is left with many scars that he may one day want to cosmetically fix. Throughout this case I have been my child’s only advocate, jumping loops and obstacles that were created to alter truths and uncovering evidence of foul play which include tampered medical records, and lost X-rays the mother recovered from the treating hospital. After fighting the fight and having all the evidence to substantiate my son’s claims the basic civil right to a trial by jury was stripped away my son being left at the mercy of a court appointed guardian. The corruption gets worse they feed each others pockets, Judge O’Brien ignores his own court appointed mediators evaluations and orders a guardian in place to be paid $350.00. per hour with no cap. His order states “to review the matter and render a report to the Court on the fairness and reasonableness of an offer of settlement that has been rejected by Deborah Annunziata”. The settlement of less than half of what the mediator recommended. And does not cover future medical expenses.   I also find out that my son's lawyer doubled billed us on expert's cost and fees. He refused to show the proper accounting.  After all medical cost, medicaid lien, legal cost and fees and attorneys percentage my son is left with very little.   My child has a right to a just trial and his medical doctors records and all his X-rays prove his case to show how badly he was injured during his formative childhood years.  We the family believe he will be better served by a jury trial of there peers. They do not have the right to force a settlement on a child and say the mother is unreasonable.  Please sign this petition to appeal Judge O’Brien decision and give back the mother’s right as guardian ad litem to support her son's rights to have a trial by jury to hear his complaint. Questions and request for additional information can be made to: a.motherspurpose.nj@gmail.com

A.motherspurpose.nj
2,278 supporters