600 Mile Walk for Justice: Exposing the Discrimination and Civil Rights Violations
ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Jonathan Carey Foundation is exposing the ugly truths of what continues in NYS since Willowbrook. NYS Governor Cuomo's Justice Center is treating the disabled as sub-humans and is violating their Civil Rights by denying 1,000,000 vulnerable NYS residents safe care and immediate 911 first responder medical and police services in most reported cases of abuse.
NY residential care facilities remain rampant with abuse and neglect since Gov. Cuomo took office and he has taken no significant actions to stop or prevent the staggering numbers of abuses and deaths occurring even following the 2011 NY Times "Abused & Used" award-winning investigative reporting series. People with disabilities are not being valued or treated as an equal person worthy of protecting by NYS and are being abused and neglected in staggering scope and many are dying according to NYS numbers released by AP News http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/feb/9/ny-mum-on-thousands-of-reports-of-disabled-abuse/#! The Justice Center is currently violating FOIL law by not releasing further extremely damming information and releasing statements to the media claiming they investigate all reported cases which is a lie. Dozens of JCF Foil requests reveal County 911 call centers and District Attorney's receiving zero calls from the Justice Center abuse hotline.
Abuse and neglect is a crime according to NYS Penal law 260.25, but most of these criminal cases never get to the police or go through the normal criminal justice system. The 911 call system was established nationwide for everyone, not to negate the disabled, this denies the disabled the same equal rights, privileges and protections of laws everyone else benefits from. This blatant discrimination is happening in NYS 50 years after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. fought against such gross inequality. Most people with disabilities cannot march or fight for their own equal rights are being denied emergency 911 services when they are injured and victims of crimes by their caregivers. This discrimination must be stopped now.
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