Gov. Cuomo just blocked a critical 9-1-1 Civil Rights Bill which would have finally provided people with disabilities equal access to 9-1-1 services
ALBANY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, June 30, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — It is important to bring to light extremely serious and outright evil matters that the general public must understand that continues in New York State. Upwards of 1,000,000 New Yorkers with disabilities living outside of their family home in residential care facilities and group homes are being treated unequally, they are being discriminated against, and they are in grave danger. The 9-1-1 emergency call systems are almost always purposefully bypassed for this specific group of people which denies them equal access to 9-1-1 emergency medical and police first responder assistance and services. This discriminatory practice also denies the disabled their NYS and US Constitutional rights to equal protection of laws when they are victims of crimes. This horrific and deadly discrimination that continues in New York State and throughout New York City would have Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. rolling over in his grave. How can we as a civil society allow such evil to continue? All attempts to address this with Governor Cuomo have been completely ignored as if people with disabilities are not human beings, but they are precious human beings. New York State’s extremely dangerous and deadly discriminatory practices are costing many innocent children and adults their lives. Thirteen year old Jonathan Carey is one of thousands that die every year in New York State’s extremely dangerous and deadly mental health care system http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/06/nyregion/boys-death-highlights-crisis-in-homes-for-disabled.html
The number one known reason for these deaths of people with developmental and intellectual disabilities in these facilities throughout New York State and New York City is staff not calling 9-1-1. Calling 9-1-1 is highly discouraged by management because of what would be found in so many cases, such as extreme bruising, severely drugged and over dosed residents, broken bones, evidence of rapes and unresponsive residents dying extremely young are just some of the horrific examples https://www.buzzfeed.com/benhattem/scathing-report-says-ny-agency-is-failing-people-with-disabi?utm_term=.li9Y4jjeA#.foWJ7ooR0
New York State has taken a posture for decades that what is most important regarding “these types of people” is getting them out of the family homes; create large numbers of extremely low paying caregiver jobs and to enrich politically connected people and entities, which is financial exploitation of the disabled. New York State’s system was never about providing the best of the best care and services for the disabled with the billions of federal Medicaid dollars coming in annually, but the exact opposite. Almost every imaginable safety and abuse prevention measure that family members of a person with a disability would think are in place in NYS facilities are non-existent which leads to rampant physical and sexual abuse, neglect and deaths. Here are the numbers; approximately 7,800 calls to Governor Cuomo’s abuse hotline for the disabled every month and 11-13 deaths every day. Literally, almost everything is being covered-up by circumventing the 9-1-1 call systems. Mayor de Blasio can and must take emergency actions now to protect NYC residents with disabilities; many more innocent people will die if he does nothing. Mayor de Blasio has the direct responsibility to ensure NYC residents obtain equal access to 9-1-1 medical and police services.
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The incredible life and tragic preventable death of Jonathan Carey, who was disabled, had autism, was non-verbal & only 13 when he was killed by his caregivers
Source: EIN Presswire