DELMAR, N.Y., Aug. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Staggering numbers of deaths of people with disabilities in New York State are never criminally investigated and are being covered-up says the Jonathan Carey Foundation. The JCF "Civil Rights Walk for the Disabled" is going to Washington D.C. insisting on federal civil rights and criminal investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice. On average 11-12 deaths of people with disabilities are reported to the New York State's abuse hotline, established by Governor Cuomo, everyday. Large numbers of reported suspicious and untimely deaths and possible crimes are purposefully never criminally investigated. http://bigstory.ap.org/article/34c9c059196a4b70bc8ded92d2fbe4b7/9-deaths-no-charges-raise-questions-about-oversight-agency
Of these staggering numbers of deaths of people with disabilities or mental illness most are never reported to District Attorney's, medical examiners or coroners. Documents obtained through New York State Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) reveal a distinct pattern that New York State is keeping most reported alleged crimes and deaths from local authorities.
Bypassing 911 Emergency call systems regarding the disabled even when they stop breathing denies this "specific group of people" their "equal rights." and almost always ensures that they have no chance to be revived. Individuals with disabilities living outside of their family home in state run or private state certified residential care facilities and group homes are being discriminated against. Bypassing 911 has been and continues to be the key that allows the cover-ups to continue in NYS. When crimes, including negligent deaths are kept from local authorities such as local police, emergency medical personnel, District Attorney's, medical examiners or coroners and local courts, vital evidence is not swiftly obtained and almost everything disappears.
It is an absolute travesty what continue in NYS, these are gross civil rights violations and without question numerous State and federal laws are being broken. The Jonathan Carey Foundation was named after 13 year old Jonathan Carey who had autism and was killed by his NYS caregivers in 2007. Jonathan's death was preventable. The Jonathan Carey Foundation "Civil Rights Walk for the Disabled" started at Cuomo's State abuse hotline called the "Justice Center" in Delmar, New York and will end at the U.S. Department of Justice. Cuomo's "Justice Center" is really an "Unjust Center and whitewash entity" where most cases disappear. The Jonathan Carey Foundation is calling for both civil rights and criminal investigations. People with disabilities lives matter, all people's lives matter, no longer can 1,000,000 New Yorkers with disabilities with disabilities or mental illness be denied their Constitutional rights to "equal protection of laws" promised them in the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
Distinct actions were taken by the Cuomo administration following the award winning New York Times "Abused & Used" investigative reporting series that came out throughout 2011 to remove all independent oversight and take total control. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/nyregion/abused-and-used-series-page.html . In doing so NYS makes sure most crimes and deaths against the disabled are never criminally investigated and the vital evidence rarely obtained or retained that could be used against NYS or their sub-contracted private providers. New York State is treating their most vulnerable with disabilities "unequally" and tragically as considerably lower class residents which must end.
A small glimpse into this wide-scale public corruption and fraud has been reported on recently by the Associated Press and BuzzFeed. What these media outlets have reported on is only a tip of the iceberg of this egregious public corruption.
Please help end decades of discrimination and civil rights violations by going to www.jonathancareyfoundation.org and sign our petition. The 911 call systems were put in place to protect and assist everyone, not to negate the disabled.
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SOURCE The Jonathan Carey Foundation