CUOMO ADMINISTRATION RIPPED – PERHAPS UNFAIRLY – FOR PROVIDING UNEQUAL TREATMENT TO DISABLED PERSONS

The Jonathan Carey Foundation, an organization that no doubt is founded in good faith and for a good cause, has ripped the Cuomo administration for providing unequal treatment to people with disabilities, specifically by failing to enact upgrades to the 911 calling system. It is unlikely, however, that Cuomo’s administration has been unsympathetic to this cause nor that it is purposefully affording unequal treatment to people with disabilities. In any case, below is an article written by Michael Carey of the Jonathan Carey foundation – readers can make their own call.

The Jonathan Carey Foundation http://jonathancareyfoundation.org/ and its founder Michael Carey have taken every imaginable step possible to help the Cuomo administration stop the unequal treatment of people with disabilities in New York State to no avail. It is like running into a brick wall, the opposition for many years has been that great. The Cuomo administration is treating 1,000,000 New Yorkers with disabilities differently, far differently, than other New York State residents and in doing so violating their New York State and U.S. Constitutional rights to “equal protection of laws”. https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/amendmentxiv

Civil rights and equal rights are for everyone, not just for hand selected specific groups of people. New Yorkers with disabilities are of no lesser value or importance than anyone else and can no longer be treated differently and denied immediate 911 first responder medical and police services. The Cuomo administration has chosen to look the other way, stonewall and block emergency 911 legislation that directs mandated reporters and witnesses to physical and sexual assault crimes or deaths of people with disabilities to be reported immediately and directly to 911. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A08307&term=2015

Emergency medical and police first responders cannot assist the disabled or ensure their equal privileges to 911 emergency services and their basic rights to “equal protection of laws” like for any other New York State resident if the 911 call systems are purposefully bypassed. Currently, tens of thousands of posters and wallet cards spread out throughout New York State direct mandated reporters that witness abuse and neglect of a person with a disability to report directly to Cuomo’s hotline, wrongfully titled the “Justice Center” not to 911. Here lies the extremely dangerous, deadly and discriminatory issue, the 911 call systems were set up decades ago to protect and assist everyone, not to negate and shun the disabled. Bypassing 911 cost 13 year old Jonathan Carey his life. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/06/nyregion/boys-death-highlights-crisis-in-homes-for-disabled.html

http://www.nytimes.com/video/nyregion/100000000849083/a-failure-to-protect.html

These civil rights violations and the clear discriminatory practices of keeping local police and emergency medical personnel out of the picture is only the tip of the iceberg regarding systemic cover-ups in NYS that in many cases lead to “untimely” deaths. Governor Cuomo took significant actions to remove all outside oversight of his abuse hotline to conceal staggering numbers of crimes and deaths from local authorities. Cuomo’s abuse hotline for the disabled receives massive numbers of calls; over 7,000 every month on average and most cases are never criminally investigated. https://www.justicecenter.ny.gov/sites/default/files/documents/monthly-data-report-February-2016.pdf Eleven to twelve people are dying in New York State’s extremely dangerous mental health care system on average every day and most deaths are never investigated as a possible crime, even when large numbers of deaths are individuals dying extremely young. State information obtained through New York State Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) reveals a large percentage of deaths where there was never a cause of death determined one to two years later. Other State documents obtained through FOIL reveal a pattern of most deaths reported to Cuomo’s abuse hotline never reported to medical examiners or coroners as required by law. Most reported suspicious and “untimely” deaths of people with disabilities living in NY State run or privately sub-contracted facilities and group homes are not handled the same as for everyone else. What is going on in New York State is insanity and is illegal.

Instead of finally leading to rectify severe systemic and deadly failures brought to light by the New York Times “Abused & Used” investigative reporting series http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/nyregion/abused-and-used-series-page.html?_r=0 Governor Cuomo took decisive actions to cover-up more crimes and deaths of people with disabilities than ever before. Federal civil rights and criminal investigations are critical to finally stop these horrific civil rights violations and criminal cover-ups. The Jonathan Carey Foundation and its founder Michael Carey who is Jonathan’s dad is insisting on swift federal investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice.

The Jonathan Carey Foundation “Civil Rights Walk for the Disabled” to Washington D.C. is one of the important battles in the war against the gross civil rights violations and discrimination of people with disabilities. The Jonathan Carey Foundation is following similar steps that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. took to end discrimination and will persevere until the injustices and unequal treatment of some of our most vulnerable citizens is stopped. It is hard to fathom such levels of discrimination still exists over 50 years after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. began fighting for civil and equal rights, but it does. Jonathan in an entirely different way suffered and died for a great cause which is to help many other innocent and extremely vulnerable people. Jonathan died at the age of 13 because he was disabled and because he was denied immediate 911 first responder medical and police assistance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gf4JxtSRygY

Jonathan was in dire need of help, he was ignored, he was shunned and Jonathan was discriminated against and as a direct result he was killed. These egregious human rights, civil rights and equal rights violations can be stopped and great changes can happen when people begin to speak up and stand up against such injustices. Countless lives will be saved if we do.

Stand with us for “equal rights” and “civil rights” for people with disabilities in New York State and throughout our great country by signing our petition at www.jonathancareyfoundation.org. Consider a donation of $9.11 to help 911 become required by law to be immediately called by all mandated reporters regarding all physical and sexual assaults, gross negligence of care, significant and suspicious injuries and when a person with a disability is in medical distress or stopped breathing all together. http://jonathancareyfoundation.org/donate/

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WRONGFUL ATTACKS AGAINST TRUMP FOR SPEAKING TRUTH ABOUT 9/11 CHEERING CROWDS

By JIMMY THE SAINT

Hillary Clinton lied about September 11 – 2012, not 2001. She told the public that the motive behind the Benghazi terrorist attack was anger about a video produced by a wannabe filmmaker. The problem with this proclamation was that – before and after she made this claim – she said the attack was not motivated by the video. Emails written by her, and finally released to Congress, revealed the fabrication. Specifically, in one email to then Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Kandil, Clinton wrote, “The attack in Libya had nothing to do with the film. It was a planned attack — not a protest.”

Accordingly, the presumptive Democrat presidential candidate told a 9/11 lie. The same is not true about the presumptive Republican presidential candidate – no matter how many foes lob assaults at him. And the July 4th weekend is a good time to re-examine this issue.

At a December Trump rally in Alabama, the Donald recounted personal experiences on September 11, 2001. “I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down,” Trump said, “And I watched in Jersey City, New Jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down. Thousands of people were cheering. So something’s going on. We’ve got to find out what it is.”

Trump, who not only has a real estate empire in New York City but also across the river in New Jersey and pretty much all throughout the United States, spent that September 11 in Jersey City; his location gave him a direct, unfiltered view of the Twin Towers as they burned and crumbled to the ground. Jersey City, as well as surrounding Hudson River municipalities such as Union City, Hoboken, Weehawken, and Edgewater, allotted hundreds of thousands of people the same bird’s-eye view as Trump. Accordingly, it’s not difficult to believe that a small percentage of those people (i.e. – a few thousand people, which would equal about 1% – 2%) were cheering. Beyond “believing that it could be true”, let’s revisit history. Let’s look at facts.

History and facts tells us it is indeed true that a large number of people on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River were cheering that day. I’ll start with me as witness number one. I clearly remember news reports on September 11, 2001 and immediate days thereafter, chronicling cheering of large groups of people in Jersey City and the cities nearby. But why be a fool and just rely on the memories of The Donald and guy called Jimmy The Saint? How about the memories of thousands of others? Do a basic Internet search and you will find, literally, thousands of people who state that they recall watching, hearing and reading news reports about large groups of people cheering in New Jersey on September 11. Oh, that’s not enough? Well, how about reports from the mainstream media – the same mainstream media who has denounced Trump for making his Alabama rally comment.

The Washington Post, one of the most read newspapers in the country, for example, reported this on September 18, 2011: “Law enforcement authorities detained and questioned a number of people who were allegedly seen celebrating the attacks and holding tailgate-style parties on rooftops while they watched the devastation on the other side of the river.” Again, a simple Internet search will reveal a plethora of news articles, within days of the attacks, which describe this factual phenomenon. Not enough?

How about the fact that law enforcement authorities were – factually – investigating reports of large numbers of cheering people in New Jersey? This includes the FBI and local law enforcement agencies. How do the naysayers rebut this? Were the law enforcement investigations based on nothing? Or were they based on reports of…get ready for this logic…reports of exactly what they were investigating: reports of large numbers of people cheering on the Jersey side of the Hudson River?

No matter how many facts you lay out, those with an agenda against Trump – basically all liberals, the mainstream media, political rivals, and jealous multitudes – will claim that he is lying and that these real incidents didn’t occur.

Steve Fulop, Jersey City’s current mayor, tweeted that Trump “either has memory issues or willfully distorts the truth, either of which should be concerning for the Republican Party.” Although Fulop has an impressive resume, including studying at Oxford and degrees from both Columbia and NYU, he is a Democrat who many believe will be running in New Jersey’s next gubernatorial election. And his memory is no better than Trump’s nor, assuredly, the countless number of other people who remember the reports of the mobs of cheering persons on that horrific day.

Some people just want to distort the truth. But one of those people isn’t Donald Trump.

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WHY TRANSGENDERS AND OTHER ‘SPECIAL’ GROUPS NEED TO CONSTANTLY PROMOTE ‘WHAT THEY ARE’

By THE OLD BAG
A press release from the Happy Transgender Center bubbled, “Rizi Timane — recording artist, author, actor, and life coach to the transgender community — has just released three new trans-affirmative singles: “Yeah! It Feels Good to Finally Be Me,” “Let’s Make Love,” and “I’m Beautiful.” Quite honestly, I don’t care if people want to swap sexes with themselves, but let’s get real: these people certainly suffer from a disorder. It’s not normal to change the hammer to the vacuum, and vice versa.

And why do these people – and people from all sorts of odd ball, special interest, racial, ethnic and religious groups – feel the need to constantly proclaim “what” they are?

Note: Jimmy The Saint says “never end a sentence with ‘is” or ‘are’” – whatever.

Back to the Bruce Jenners et al: They’re confused. But I’m also confused. Why do I care that it’s a “transgender”, much less a “happy transgender”, who released these songs? Are these songs somehow better because they come from a sex-changed-individual? What if they came from a normal, run-of-the-mill heterosexual dude? Would they still be worth listening to?

In any case, I wrote about Rizi Timane’s music release, so hopefully it gets him/her/whatever more publicity and accordingly more people (transgender, L, B, G, heterosexual, a-sexual and otherwise) buy her/his/whatever’s music.

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2006 EASTER SUNDAY SHOOTER CONVICTED OF MURDER

By: Victoria Emerson

After nearly ten years since the fatal shooting that resulted in the death of two year old David Pacheco, the Bronx County District Attorney Robert Johnson has announced that Darryl Hemphill, the 37-year old North Carolinian responsible for the shooting, has been convicted of 2nd degree murder.

The tragic shooting took place on the afternoon of Easter Sunday, 2006, in the Morris Heights neighborhood of Bronx County, when, Hemphill, who was involved in a street fight, fired a stray bullet that fatally struck 2 year old Pachecho while he was riding in his mother’s mini-van.

“Nothing will ever bring my son back, but this definitely has brought closure to me and my family,” said Joanne Sanabria, the victim’s mother. Hemphill will be sentenced on January 4, 2016 by Supreme Court Justice Steven Barrett and faces 25 years to life in prison.

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STATE ASSEMBLY HOMELESS ZEALOT BEMOANS CUOMO’S LACK OF ASSISTANCE

By THE OLD BAG

Looks like New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has got it right here. Some goofball New York State Assemblyman is crying that the usual ultra-lib governor isn’t providing enough state aid to homeless shelters in New York City.

Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi, who is also New York State’s Social Services Chair, whined “The Governor’s track record of managing homelessness in New York has included claiming we resolved the problem; drastically reducing the State’s share of costs associated with homelessness and poverty; threatening to eliminate funds for shelters this summer; and casting blame for the crisis. If this is what Governor Cuomo has in mind when he talks about providing management expertise, thank you – but no thank you.”

Heveis also blabbered, “The cost of homeless shelters in NYC was $876.5 million in 2014, of which the Governor paid only $123.8 million, or 14 percent from State funds.”

No way! That’s all Cuomo allocated toward homeless shelters in New York City? Just $123.8 million in a year?!…The aforementioned was sarcasm, if one didn’t recognize the tone.

Why do taxpayers need to fund housing for these – literally – bums, to the tune of over $100,000,000, much less nearly $900 million?

This gi-normous amount of money would be better (and more morally) spent on assisting small businesses throughout the state. You know – for people who are actually working and contributing to society. You know – for taxpayers.

Can the people in Hevesi’s district vote him out of office ASAP? Or are the voters there a bunch homeless people, who are sucking off everyone else around the state?

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BROTHERS KILLED IN LONG ISLAND HOUSE SHOOTING

By TEMPLE LI

Two brothers were shot at a Mystic Beach home yesterday. Codi Chambers, 22, and Blake Chambers, 28, where found unconscious, with bullet wounds when law enforcement arrived at the house. The pair were pronounced dead at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue after being transported to the hospital by a Mastic Beach Ambulance unit.

Police had responded to the locale of the shooting in the early afternoon, upon a tip of the shooting, by a 911 caller. The Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad are currently investigating the crime.

Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to call Homicide Squad detectives at 631-852-6392 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

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Pilgrim Pipeline has Applied to Come to New York

by– Harriet Babs

The Pilgrim Pipeline has filed a use and occupancy permit in New York to construct a dangerous pipeline from Linden, New Jersey to Albany.

The pipeline, which would stretch 178 mi, would transpire 200,000 barrels of flammable and toxic Bakken crude each day. The effects are projected to be extremely damaging to water sources and the environment, as well as extremely dangerous to first responders.

Despite the initial decline from all 28 of the 28 affected towns in New Jersey, Pilgrim Pipeline still intends to go forward with permits and appeals to construct the pipeline.

 

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IRS Phone Scams

by– Walter Neinbelz

Numerous complaints have been made to authorities by the public regarding phone scammers who claim to be the IRS. The scammers are said to be requesting money on behalf of the IRS. The IRS is cooperating with the authorities on this matter. As a rule of thumb, the IRS never threatens to send representatives to the individual homes in order to collect money and they always first establish contact through the mail, rather than over the phone.

If you believe you have been contacted under the false pretenses described above, contact the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 1800.366.4484.

Settlement to Forgive Over $100 Million in Student Loans Reached by Attorney General

Attorney Generals from 38 state nationwide have settled to forgive a sum of $102.8 million in student loans. Unfair and misguided recruitment policies are the main cause behind this national grievance.

As said by New York Attorney General Schneiderman, “For-profit education companies that lure students using deceptive recruitment and enrollment practices must be held accountable.” He continues,“EDMC preyed on the hopes and dreams of New York students, and ripped off taxpayers, who backed federal student loans that were destined to fail. Today’s agreement not only provides relief to a large number of former students through loan forgiveness, but requires that EDMC make substantial changes to its business practices to protect future students from being deceived.”

The average person is expected to receive $1,370 of forgiveness in his/her respective student loans.