Gov. Cuomo & AG Underwood Ignore Sex Offender Scandal

Governor Andrew Cuomo has failed to protect extremely vulnerable women and children from sexual predators and is illegally placing level 2 & 3 convicted sex offenders to live with the disabled in State and private run group homes

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Underwood are ignoring the safety of the disabled and refuse to remove convicted sex offenders from group homes

These agencies are operating almost identically to the Catholic Church in their internal handling of sex crimes. These illegal practices must be stopped now.”

— Michael Carey – Civil Rights & Disability Rights Advocate

ALBANY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, September 30, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Jonathan Carey Foundation was established by civil rights and disability rights advocate Michael Carey to protect our most vulnerable, which includes all people with disabilities. Thousands of people with developmental disabilities are being sexually assaulted and raped within New York State’s extremely dangerous mental health agencies and group homes and rarely are there ever any criminal prosecutions. The cover-ups are happening all of the time because Governor Andrew Cuomo has directed sex crimes to be internally reported, instead of reported to 911 call systems so local police can respond and arrest the sexual predators. The State’s MO, if it isn’t documented, it didn’t happen. The cover-ups of sexual assaults and rapes in New York State’s mental health care system overseen by Governor Cuomo are massive in scope.

On top of almost all sexual assaults and rapes of our most vulnerable being covered-up, Governor Cuomo and his agencies for years have been unconscionably placing convicted sex offenders in these State and private facilities and group homes. The Commissioners of the Department of Corrections and the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities and anyone else involved are directly endangering the safety and welfare of incompetent individuals which is a class E felony in New York State.

These agencies are operating almost identically to the Catholic Church in their internal handling of sex crimes. These illegal practices must be stopped now.

“A person is guilty of endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person in the first degree when he knowingly acts in a manner likely to be injurious to the physical, mental or moral welfare of a person who is unable to care for himself or herself because of physical disability, mental disease or defect.

Endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person in the first degree is a class E felony.”

Other state and federal laws require safe living environments for all individuals with disabilities that are free from abuse and neglect. Everyone knows that it is gross neglect to place sexual predators in homes with our most vulnerable and a recipe for sexual assaults and rapes.

These statements have been released by New York State Senator Rob Ortt who is also the Mental Health Committee Chairman;

“According to the report, these sex offenders are being placed in homes without notice, raising concerns about how widespread this occurrence may be.”

“This practice must stop immediately,” said Ortt. “In no circumstance should the most vulnerable members of our society be placed in the same home as individuals convicted of preying on the vulnerable. The Level of government incompetence displayed here is astonishing.”

Marc Molinaro who is the candidate for governor in New York State said on Twitter “This is criminal” and then in an official statement to media it is quoted “Marc Molinaro says placing sex offenders among the general population of disabled people violates a state law, which is a felony.”

https://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/2018/09/25/molinaro-warns-of-sex-predators-in-developmental-disabilities-group-homes/

Congresswoman Claudia Tenney has written Attorney General Underwood and has called for investigations and a full accounting of convicted sex offenders in group home with the disabled.

“Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) is calling for an immediate investigation into news reports that the Cuomo Administration is actively placing convicted sex offenders among the general population of state-run group homes and facilities for the disabled. In a letter to the Attorney General, Rep. Tenney also requested a full accounting of any convicted sex offenders who have already been placed in state-run homes for the disabled.”

https://tenney.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=349

Michael Carey has written and called Attorney General Underwood and there has been no written responses as of yet or any returned phone calls from the Attorney General regarding stopping these illegal practices that directly endangers our most vulnerable. Attorney General Underwood's main job is to protect and ensure equal rights for all New Yorkers. To date over four dozen convicted sex offenders illegally placed to live in group homes with the disabled have been located and less than ten percent of counties have been looked at so far from a partial list of facilities.

Washington County District Attorney Anthony Jordan has also written Attorney General Underwood regarding investigating these crimes.

Here is what a convicted sexual predator and pedophile said of New York State’s mental health care system, it is “a predators dream.”

"The lack of supervision there made it easy to do what I did," DeProspero said in a handwritten affidavit obtained by The Associated Press. "I could have stayed in that house for years and abused him every day without anybody even noticing at all. It was a predator's dream."

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/new-york-pay-3m-family-boy-molested-group-home-article-1.2977392

Governor Cuomo, Attorney General Underwood and his agency heads involved continue to remain silent. Numerous calls for the governor and attorney general to stop these illegal placements and for the immediate removal of all convicted sex offenders from group homes have been ignored. There is a clear appearance that there is no regard for the safety or equal rights of 1,000,000 New Yorkers with disabilities. It is time for the top New York State officials involved in these criminal activities and the criminal cover-ups of almost all reported sexual assaults and rapes by Cuomo’s Justice Center abuse hotline to be held accountable. The purposeful placement of convicted sex offenders to live in the same homes with people with disabilities violates State and federal laws, it is illegal. These civil rights atrocities and crimes must be swiftly investigated by the US Department of Justice.

If you would like to help advocate and protect our most vulnerable and help fight to end this extreme corruption, please consider making a tax deductible gift to the Jonathan Carey Foundation. Thank you.

http://jonathancareyfoundation.org/donate/

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On Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday, The World Gets a Gift

http://www.wandersafe.com is an app available in itunes free to download

WanderSafe app pairs with the Personal Safety Device via Bluetooth

Stephenie Rodriguez is the CEO and Founder of WanderSafe http://au.linkedin.com/in/Digitalgodess

Stephenie Rodriguez, Founder / Wandersafe Inventor

http://www.wandersafe.com is an app available in itunes free to download and comes in two colors - ivory and onyx.

WanderSafe comes in two colors Ivory and Onyx

On United Nations International Day of Non-Violence WanderSafe will launch a non-violent anti-trafficking device and free safety app for travelers

Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.”

— Mahatma Gandhi

CANNES, FRANCE, September 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — In observance of the United Nations International Day of Non-Violence and celebration of Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, WanderSafe is making the WanderSafe safety advisory smartphone application free to download on the iTunes app store. In an advent that Gandhi would have supported, JOZU’s founders believe that everyone should be able to live without fear or need to resort to violent means of protection such as guns or pepper spray.

WanderSafe™ hardware and software solution was designed by a former travel consultant and frequent solo female business traveler with more than 53 countries stamped in her passport. CEO and Founder Stephenie Rodriguez, in collaboration with a retired 25-year US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Safety Expert, Thomas Pecora designed the WanderSafe platform to solve the problem of lack of information about safe areas, to empower in a non-violent fashion, and to alert loved ones or employers if the WanderSafe user is in danger.

The hardware – a device has anti-rape/assault deterrent features built into its sleek, discreet design including high lumen quick-click flashlight, the second click disorienting strobe light, and a patent pending twist top 140db personal siren for attracting the attention or frightening a potential assailant. The smartphone application delivers real-time safety information that is geo-location based and time-centric. Verified users can annotate their journey and provide safety advice and warnings for other users. The application personalizes safety information and recommendations through a virtual Safety Concierge, JENI.

The WanderSafe™ Activate button on the device, when paired with the application, notifies pre-set contacts including friends, loved ones, employers or law enforcement of the user’s immediate longitude and latitude with a distress signal.

Frequent travelers such as Canadian Tracey Regimbal, a victim of a violent act when traveling to Italy for work, believes that WanderSafe is a comprehensive solution for fellow travelers and commuters. “Violence comes in many formats and it is an unfortunate reality we are often unprepared for. We have become desensitized to these micro assaults in our everyday life. When confronted by an aggressor you realize your helplessness and WanderSafe give me and others like me a sense of greater comfort, information and security when I am away from my home.”

“Most travelers don't know how to call the local police. I didn't. They may not be able to speak the language of a foreign country, have a network for support or know a way of escaping a potential assailant. WanderSafe will help empower women and those who feel vulnerable through information, environmental awareness, prevention, and mitigation in a non-violent way that Gandhi would approve of,” commented Ms Regimbal.

In uncertain times and with solo female travel on the rise, Founder and CEO Stephenie Rodriguez believes WanderSafe™ is a travel essential, whether for an international trip or a local commute. “The future of travel is most definitely female with more than 850 million women traveling this year. More than 68% of all study abroad students are female and in the US, more than 11 million woman over age thirty takes solo international trips more than five times per annum. WanderSafe™ isn’t just for women. We are empowering more people to travel further with greater peace of mind and unlike pepper spray, guns or tasers, the solution is completely non-violent and poses no threat to its users.”

Retired CIA Security expert and Advisor to WanderSafe, Thomas Pecora believes there are three important principles of personal safety that have been engineers into WanderSafe’s product: Information, Environmental Awareness, and Equipment. WanderSafe™ delivers on these with an integrated hybrid of hardware and software and in partnership with the world’s leading anti-trafficking organizations including Airline Ambassadors, CrimeStoppers International, and Purchased.org.

The WanderSafe device will be available on Indigogo and USD $79.95 RRP. WanderSafe will be available for FREE to download from October 2, 2018, in iTunes and available for Android users via Google Play November 1, 2018.

For more information about WanderSafe, to interview Thomas Pecora, Tracey Regimbal or Stephenie Rodriguez or to make an appointment for a product demonstration please contact Stephenie Rodriguez on +61416089000 or email stephenie@jozuforwomen.com

About WanderSafe

WanderSafe is a product created and developed by JOZU for WOMEN, INC. a Delaware C-corp. Founded in 2016, the company has spent two years researching and developing safety solutions for solo travelers and commuters. The company is a travel technology startup that is female-founded and minority-led. JOZU is a Japanese word for “Well done” or better than, and we deliver products that empower those who are most vulnerable to travel better & safer. JOZU for WOMEN is part of the Women’s Startup Lab Batch 12 Cohort, and proudly a participant in the Microsoft Biz Spark Plus program that empowers startups to think big and scale fast.

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Gov. Cuomo must remove convicted sex offenders from group homes

Governor Andrew Cuomo has ignored countless pleas by Civil Rights and Disability Rights Advocate Michael Carey to stop all illegal and unconstitutional practices and to finally protect our most vulnerable from preventable sexual assaults and rapes, but he has refused.

Now caught, Gov. Cuomo and his administration must stop the illegal placements and remove all sexual predators from group homes throughout New York State.

I could have stayed in that house for years and abused him every day without anybody even noticing at all. It was a predator's dream.”

— Stephen DeProspero – convicted sexual predator and pedophile

ALBANY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, September 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Jonathan Carey Foundation is gradually rolling out the numbers of convicted sex offenders found in state and private facilities and group homes for people with disabilities. People in many different positions of authority and parents are outraged.

Here are some direct quotes published by the Gazette Editorial Board on September 26, 2018;

Editorial: No sex offenders in state group homes

Safety of developmentally disabled residents should come first

“No matter how carefully you monitor convicted sex offenders, and no matter how benign their behavior might be because of some developmental disability they might have, these convicted criminals should not be placed in intimate proximity to their potential victims.

Yet, they are, with the state’s full knowledge and blessing.

That practice needs to end.

The Jonathan Carey Foundation, named after a boy killed in a state-run residential facility in Niskayuna in 2007, used the state’s open records laws to discover that 12 group homes in the state have been housing nearly 40 paroled Level 2 and 3 sex offenders.

Level 3 sex offenders are considered at the highest risk to commit another sex crime and harm others, while Level 2 offenders are at moderate risk.

These sex offenders are being placed without notice in group homes along with other special needs people, according to state Sen. Rob Ortt, chairman of the Senate’s Mental Health And Developmental Disabilities Committee.

State officials say this has been a practice for years.”

“There’s no way a Level 2 or Level 3 sex predator should be around vulnerable individuals like these, no matter how much they’ve been vetted and how much treatment they receive.”

https://dailygazette.com/article/2018/09/26/editorial-no-sex-offenders-in-state-group-homes

This news is from the Adirondack Daily Enterprise story on September 27, 2018;

Sex offenders in group homes for disabled isn’t new in Tupper Lake

“An analysis showing dozens of sex offenders being housed in state group homes has received news coverage from several print and television outlets, but this practice of housing sex offenders in group homes for the developmentally disabled and alongside the general community is old news in Tupper Lake.”

“Last week, the Albany Times Union, Glens Falls Post-Star and Channel 13 from Albany spoke with Michael Carey, an advocate for the developmentally disabled, who linked records of 25 registered sex offenders in Washington, Franklin, Suffolk and Saratoga counties with the addresses of OPWDD facilities in each county.”

“McMahon told the Enterprise for a past article. “As a former employee, I know that some of these people [in group homes] are very dangerous sex offenders.”

“There have been many incidents there where clients have attacked staff,” McMahon said. “There’s been incidents there where residents from Sunmount have actually grabbed a female employee and tried to drag into a bedroom.”

“In 2015 Thomas Perrault was found guilty of third-degree assault after he dragged a female staff member into his room and attacked her at Sunmount’s group home at 390 Hosley Ave.”

“Sunmount’s main facility is situated directly across the street from L.P. Quinn Elementary School and bordered by residential neighborhoods. It’s group homes are located in neighborhoods.”

Almost all sexual assaults and rapes reported to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s abuse hotline numbering in the thousands are purposefully never reported to local police. Rarely are sex crimes committed against the disabled in New York State ever criminally investigated or presented to county elected district attorney’s which is obstruction of justice. Within the New York State Office of People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) alone approximately 1,300 sex abuse cases are reported annually, which are staggering numbers, yet approximately only 3% of these sexual assaults will ever be reported according to a reputable report called Prevalence of violence.

http://www.mass.gov/dppc/abuse-recognize/prevalence-of-violence.html

This Television piece puts the nails in the coffin of exposing this corruption;

https://www.whec.com/news/advocate-fights-to-remove-sex-offenders-from-group-homes-for-the-disabled/5086313/

“It is illegal to place convicted sex offenders and sexual predators in group homes to easily access and prey on our most vulnerable. Multiple State and federal laws are without question being violated. Moving convicted sex offenders into group homes with the developmentally disabled, which in most cases is no different than moving them in with children knowingly places our most vulnerable in a likely position of being sexually assaulted or raped.” – Michael Carey –Civil Rights and Disability Rights Advocate

Here is what a convicted sexual predator and pedophile said of New York State’s mental health care system, it is “a predators dream.”

"The lack of supervision there made it easy to do what I did," DeProspero said in a handwritten affidavit obtained by The Associated Press. "I could have stayed in that house for years and abused him every day without anybody even noticing at all. It was a predator's dream."

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/new-york-pay-3m-family-boy-molested-group-home-article-1.2977392

Numerous appeals have gone to Governor Andrew Cuomo or Attorney General Barbara Underwood by Michael Carey, U.S. representatives, New York State legislators, District Attorney’s and family members to immediately stop these crimes that directly endanger our most vulnerable. To date, both Governor Cuomo and Attorney General Underwood are looking the other way.

Your help is vitally needed to protect and defend those that cannot speak or defend themselves.
If you would like to help advocate and protect our most vulnerable and help fight to end this extreme corruption, please consider making a tax-deductible gift to the Jonathan Carey Foundation.

http://jonathancareyfoundation.org/donate/

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The incredible life of Jonathan Carey and the horrific abuses he suffered that must catapult major reforms to protect the disabled- Jonathan’s friends


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PEMS® Safeguarding Solution for Corporates Launches

Corporate Safeguarding has launched PEMS® its new portfolio of safeguarding services to help better protect businesses and society at large

We are here to help organisations build stronger, safer communities and our experience tells us that businesses benefit if they are safeguarding aware and proactive.”

— Mark Bramah, Managing Director, Corporate Safeguarding

BASINGSTOKE, HAMPSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM, September 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Corporate Safeguarding ('CoS') announces the launch of PEMS®, the first complete safeguarding service for organisations, that helps to encourage and embed a robust safeguarding culture to benefit and better protect them and society at large.

PEMS® which represents Protection-Education-Management-Support, has been designed by a highly-experienced team of leading safeguarding experts including former senior police officers, investigators, social workers, educators and criminologists, alongside business, legal, forensics, human resources and public relations strategists. It comprises a range of services, systems, tools and support, that are designed to help business mitigate risk, ensure conformity, lead, drive growth and enhance their reputation, by responsibly and proactively improving the practise of safeguarding to help protect young and vulnerable adults in the workplace and the wider community.

Commenting on the launch of PEMS® Mark Bramah, Managing Director of Corporate Safeguarding, said: "We are delighted to be offering this unique complete safeguarding service to corporates. The goal of PEMS® is to help organisations build stronger, safer communities but also help them to defend value and create value for their own business and society. Our experience tells us that businesses benefit if they are safeguarding aware and proactive. Our PEMS® framework offers policies, procedures, education as well as ongoing support assistance delivered by safeguarding experts who can help every step of the way."

What is Corporate Safeguarding?

Safeguarding is the process of protecting vulnerable people whether from crime or other forms of abuse. Abuse can take many forms including physical, sexual, psychological, discriminatory, financial or organisational.

Corporate Safeguarding means the prevention of maltreatment and abuse of (or by) young or vulnerable workers and other stakeholders including partners, interns, apprentices, volunteers, visitors to a company premises and third parties in its supply chain, or those working on company business or in the community who may have direct or indirect interaction with children or vulnerable adults.

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United States Supreme Court to Decide Whether to Hear Corvain Cooper's Appeal, sentenced to life for marijuana offenses

Change dot org page for Corvain Cooper (Attorney Patrick Megaro)

Change dot org page for Corvain Cooper (Attorney Patrick Megaro)

OC Register Article about Corvain Cooper (attorney Patrick Megaro)

OC Register Article about Corvain Cooper (attorney Patrick Megaro)

Website of Patrick Megaro, Defense Lawyer

Website of Patrick Megaro, Defense Lawyer, Corvain Cooper Clemency Petition

Attorney Patrick Megaro on Fox News

Attorney Patrick Megaro on Fox News

The Megaro Criminal Law Library Website

The Megaro Criminal Law Library Website

His Attorney Patrick Megaro, working pro bono, has filed several different petitions, and more than 18,000 people have signed with their names on Change.org

Halscott Megaro PA (N/A:N/A)

This is a heartbreaking case and I could not help but get involved even though Corvain does not have any money to pay. He has two little daughters who will never go to the movies with their dad …”

— Patrick Megaro, Defense Lawyer

ORLANDO, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, September 28, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The highest court of the United States is right now considering whether to hear the appeal of Corvain Cooper (“grant a writ of certiorari”), who has been sentenced to life in prison for non-violent marijuana offenses under the so-called “Three Strikes Law.” The petition by his attorney Patrick Megaro, who has been representing him pro bono (without pay, as a community service) is being distributed and reviewed among the Supreme Court Justices. During this process, each of the Justices of the Supreme Court receive a copy of the petition, the Justices' law clerks read and review the petition, and create memoranda outlining the case. The Justices will then meet to decide whether to grant the petition and agree to hear the appeal, or not.

Attorney Megaro has filed several petitions in support of Cooper, and more than 18,000 people have signed with their names the petition to release Corvain Cooper. See https://www.change.org/p/donald-trump-release-corvain-cooper-from-life-imprisonment-without-parole-for-marijuana

Through his attorney Megaro, Corvain Cooper has simultaneously petitioned President Donald Trump for executive clemency and commutation of his sentence of life imprisonment without parole.

In response to the appeal filed by attorney Megaro, the United States Government has submitted a response, opposing the appeal and urging the Supreme Court to deny Corvain Cooper relief from his sentence.

Corvain Cooper and his family, particularly his young daughter, remain hopeful that the Supreme Court will grant the petition.

Explains attorney Patrick Megaro: “This is a heartbreaking case and I could not help but get involved even though Corvain does not have any money to pay. He has two little daughters who will never go to the movies with their dad or be led to the altar by him unless the Supreme Court intervenes or President Trump grants clemency. This is a very important cause – it is estimated that there are about 2,000 people … men and women, fathers and mothers, in prison for life for non-violent drug offenses, oftentimes involving very small amounts of such substances. The punishment does not fit the crime, and in fact it is so disproportionate that it makes a human being sick in the stomach. The reality of the situation is that drug law reform, especially marijuana reform, is at the forefront in many state legislature’s agendas. Marijuana is now legalized, decriminalized, or approved for medicinal use in one form or another in the majority of States. Due Process and fundamental fairness are at the heart of this case.”

Corvain Cooper was charged in the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina with conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute 1,000 kilograms or more of marijuana, and conspiracy to commit money laundering and structuring transactions. A special information was also filed against Cooper, alleging two prior felony convictions for possession of drugs (one for marijuana, one for codeine cough syrup) in the California state courts. The filing triggered a mandatory life sentence without parole. The reason for the unusually harsh sentence is the so-called “Three Strikes” law. These laws require a person guilty of committing a drug felony and two other previous drug felony convictions to serve a mandatory life sentence in prison. The “Three Strikes” law significantly increases the prison sentences of persons convicted of a felony who have been previously convicted of two or more violent crimes or drug felonies, and limits the ability of these offenders to receive a punishment other than a life sentence.

Mr. Cooper tried appealing his conviction and sentence, stating that the sentence of life for non-violent crimes was against his Eighth Amendment (Amendment VIII) of the United States Constitution which prohibits the federal government from imposing excessive bail, excessive fines, or cruel and unusual punishments. However, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld the case, and the Supreme Court declined to even hear the case.

The State of California enacted Proposition 47 in 2014, which re-categorized several non-violent offenses as misdemeanors. Prior to enacting Proposition 47, possession of marijuana was considered a felony. This also allowed people who had prior felony convictions under the old statute to vacate them.

Proposition 64 (the Adult Use of Marijuana Act) was enacted on November 9, 2016, by the State of California which legalized the use of recreational marijuana. This Act permitted certain people who had been convicted of marijuana felony offenses to apply to vacate those convictions and reclassify them as misdemeanors.

Says Patrick Megaro, “I have been representing Mr. Cooper and I have said from day one, that I am in this fight to represent Corvain Cooper no matter how long it takes. Today, is yet another example of my strong commitment.”

About the Corvain Cooper Case

The underlying court cases are United States v. Cooper, 624 Fed.Appx. 819 (4th Cir. 2015), and United States v. Cooper, 714 Fed.Appx. 259 (4th Cir. 2018). According to a press release of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, “from in or about 2004 through January 2013, Cooper was involved in a drug conspiracy that trafficked marijuana from California to the Charlotte area. Court records show that Cooper was charged with conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute at least one thousand kilograms of marijuana as well as money laundering conspiracy and structuring financial transactions through banking institutions to avoid IRS reporting requirements. Cooper, along with two co-defendants, Evelyn LaChapelle and Natalia Wade, were convicted of all charges on October 18, 2013, following a three-day trial.” He was sentenced to life in prison on June 18, 2014. See https://www.justice.gov/usao-wdnc/pr/california-drug-trafficker-sentenced-life-prison-drug-conspiracy-and-related-charges

The case is Corvain T. Cooper v. United States, Docket # 18-5222.

A link to the online Supreme Court docket can be found at
https://www.supremecourt.gov/search.aspx?filename=/docket/DocketFiles/html/Public/18-5222.html

The petition is at https://www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/18/18-5222/52544/20180706170004149_Petition%20for%20Writ%20of%20Certiorari%20and%20Appendix%20FINAL%20PDFA.pdf
Join the other 18,000 supporters of Corvain Cooper who have signed the petition at:
https://www.change.org/p/donald-trump-release-corvain-cooper-from-life-imprisonment-without-parole-for-marijuana

More information:

“It’s not just Alice Marie Johnson: Over 2,000 federal prisoners are serving life sentences for nonviolent drug crimes,”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2018/06/06/its-not-just-alice-marie-johnson-over-2000-federal-prisoners-are-serving-life-sentences-for-nonviolent-drug-crimes/?utm_t
“ACLU: A LIVING DEATH: LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE FOR NONVIOLENT OFFENSES,” https://www.aclu.org/report/living-death-life-without-parole-nonviolent-offenses

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Corporate Safeguarding for Business Officially Launches

Corporate Safeguarding is reinventing how organisations practise safeguarding to benefit business and society at large.

Our complete safeguarding service delivers a social and safety benefit to organisations that defends value, creates value and mitigates risk.”

— Mark Bramah, Managing Director

BASINGSTOKE, HAMPSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM, September 28, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Corporate Safeguarding (CoS), a company dedicated to helping organisations to raise their standard of safeguarding, announces its launch.

Established by a highly-qualified team of specialists, Corporate Safeguarding's focus is on regulation, reputation, responsibility and risk, and how best to help organisations become safeguarding leaders by making changes for the better and encouraging education and communication, to ensure a safer, happier workplace and better-informed workforce. Its unique portfolio of PEMS® solutions is a complete service, fully supported by experts.

Safeguarding is an integral part of good corporate governance against which the performance of companies may be measured in terms of how well they apply social responsibility values to their business. From a regulatory or corporate responsibility viewpoint, good safeguarding can deliver a social and safety benefit that defends value, creates value and mitigates risk.

Commenting on its launch, Mark Bramah, Managing Director of Corporate Safeguarding said: "We are delighted to launch our safeguarding business. Every organisation whose employees or business partners engage directly or indirectly with young or vulnerable people, has a legal and moral duty of care to do all it can to protect them from harm. Healthy organisations manage safeguarding well and our new safeguarding service will benefit businesses of all sizes, across all sectors and communities.”

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Calling for emergency actions to protect people with disabilities from convicted sex offenders

Governor Cuomo must immediately stop the placement of convicted sex offenders in group homes and remove the many dozens, if not hundreds, already placed. These illegal practices grossly endanger our most vulnerable.

The Cuomo administration is illegally placing convicted sex offenders into group homes with the developmentally disabled

I could have stayed in that house for years and abused him every day without anybody even noticing at all. It was a predator's dream.”

— Stephen DeProspero – convicted sexual predator and pedophile

ALBANY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, September 28, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — State and federal laws continue to be violated. Laws that are currently in place that prohibit placing sex offenders to live with vulnerable people with developmental disabilities are being ignored. As the list of sex offenders located by the Jonathan Carey Foundation continue to mount up, nearing 50, the Adirondack Daily Enterprise reports that sex offenders are living directly across the street from an elementary school.

http://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/news/local-news/2018/09/sex-offenders-in-group-homes-for-disabled-isnt-new-in-tupper-lake/

“A person is guilty of endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person in the first degree when he knowingly acts in a manner likely to be injurious to the physical, mental or moral welfare of a person who is unable to care for himself or herself because of physical disability, mental disease or defect.

Endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person in the first degree is a class E felony.” – NYS Penal Law 260.25

U.S. Code 42 Section 15001 (5) individuals with developmental disabilities are at greater risk than the general population of abuse, neglect, financial and sexual exploitation, and the violation of their legal and human rights;

U.S. Code 42 Section 15009 (a) In GENERAL Congress makes the following findings respecting the rights of individuals with developmental disabilities:

U.S. Code 42 Section 15009 (B) (i) provision of care that is free of abuse, neglect, sexual and financial exploitation, and violations of legal and human rights and that subjects individuals with developmental disabilities to no greater risk of harm than others in the general population;

The Jonathan Carey Foundation has located dozens of convicted sex offenders and sexual predators living in group homes with the developmentally disabled with minimal research of a partial list of group homes in these counties so far; Suffolk, Franklin, Erie, Monroe, Oneida and Washington counties.

https://www.whec.com/news/advocate-fights-to-remove-sex-offenders-from-group-homes-for-the-disabled/5086313/

“It is illegal to place convicted sex offenders and sexual predators in group homes to easily access and prey on our most vulnerable. Multiple State and federal laws are without question being violated. Moving convicted sex offenders into group homes with the developmentally disabled, which in most cases is no different than moving them in with children knowingly places our most vulnerable in a likely position of being sexually assaulted or raped.” – Michael Carey –Civil Rights and Disability Rights Advocate

Here is what a convicted sexual predator and pedophile said of New York State’s mental health care system, it is “a predators dream.”

"The lack of supervision there made it easy to do what I did," DeProspero said in a handwritten affidavit obtained by The Associated Press. "I could have stayed in that house for years and abused him every day without anybody even noticing at all. It was a predator's dream."

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/new-york-pay-3m-family-boy-molested-group-home-article-1.2977392

Numerous appeals have gone to Governor Andrew Cuomo or Attorney General Barbara Underwood by Michael Carey, U.S. representatives, New York State legislators, District Attorney’s and family members to immediately stop these crimes that directly endanger our most vulnerable. Your help is vitally needed to protect and defend those that cannot speak or defend themselves.

If anyone would like to help advocate and protect our most vulnerable and help fight to end this extreme corruption, please consider making a tax deductible gift to the Jonathan Carey Foundation. Thank you.

http://jonathancareyfoundation.org/donate/

Michael Carey
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The incredible life of Jonathan Carey and the horrific abuses he suffered that must catapult major reforms to protect the disabled- Jonathan’s friends


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சிறிலங்காவின் சர்வதேச குற்றங்கள் மீது சுதந்திரமான அனைத்துலக விசாரணைப் பொறிமுறை வேண்டும்: ஐநா பொதுப் பேரவையிடம் கோரிக்கை!

"ஐ.நா பொதுச்சபையில் உரையாற்றியிருந்த இலங்கை அதிபர் மைத்திரிபால சிறிசேனாவின் கருத்துக்கு, பதிலளித்துள்ள நாடுகடந்த தமிழீழ அரசாங்கம்"

நாங்கள் முன்மொழியும் தற்சார்பான பொறிமுறை இடைக்காலத்தில் சான்றுகளைத் திரட்டிப் பாதுகாக்க வேண்டும்.”

— வி.உருத்திரகுமாரன்

UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK, USA, September 28, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ —

ஐ.நா பொதுச்சபையில் உரையாற்றியிருந்த இலங்கை அதிபர் மைத்திரிபால சிறிசேனாவின் கருத்துக்கு, பதிலளித்துள்ள நாடுகடந்த தமிழீழ அரசாங்கம், சிறிலங்காவின் சர்வதேச குற்றங்கள் மீது, சுதந்திரமான அனைத்துலக விசாரணைப் பொறிமுறை வேண்டும் என ஐநா பொதுப் பேரவையிடம் கோரிக்கை விடுத்துள்ளது.

ஐ.நா மனித உரிமைச்சபைக்கு சிறிலங்கா வழங்கியிருந்த வாக்குறுதிகளின் நிலைவரத்தை மதிப்பீடு செய்துள்ள மதிப்பீட்டு அட்டையை சுட்டிக்காட்டிய நாடுகடந்த தமிழீழ அரசாங்கம், ஐ.நா மனித உரிமைச்சபைத் தீர்மானத்தில் ஏற்றுக் கொண்டவாறு, நீதியை வழங்கக் கொடுத்த உறுதிமொழிகளைக் காப்பற்ற சிறிலங்கா பல முறை தவறி விட்டது எனச் சுட்டிக்காட்டியுள்ளது.

சிறிலங்கா ஓர் இனநாயக அரசாகையால், சிறிலங்காவுக்குள் தமிழர்களுக்கு நீதி கிடைக்காது. பன்னாட்டுக் குற்றவியல் நீதிமன்றத்தில்தான் நீதி கிடைக்க வாய்ப்புண்டு. சிறிலங்காவைப் பன்னாட்டுக் குற்றவியல் நீதிமன்றத்தின் பார்வைக்கு அனுப்புமாறு கோரும், 1.7 மில்லியன் மக்களின் கையெழுத்துப் போராட்டத்தையும் நாடுகடந்த தமிழீழ அரசாங்கம் எடுத்துக்காட்டியுள்ளது.

'சிறிலங்காவைப் பன்னாட்டுக் குற்றவியல் நீதிமன்றத்தின் பார்வைக்கு அனுப்பும்படி இலங்கையின் வட மாகாண சபையும் ஒருமனதாகத் தீர்மானம் இயற்றியது என்பதையும் நான் சுட்டிக்காட்ட வேண்டும். நாங்கள் முன்மொழியும் தற்சார்பான பொறிமுறை இடைக்காலத்தில் சான்றுகளைத் திரட்டிப் பாதுகாக்க வேண்டும். ஏனென்றால் இலங்கையில் சான்றுகள் அழிக்கப்படுகின்றன. சாட்சிகள் அச்சுறுத்தப்படுகின்றார்கள்' என இவ்விடயத்தில் நாடுகடந்த தமிழீழ அரசாங்கத்தின் பிரதமர் வி.உருத்திரகுமாரன் எடுத்துக்காட்டியுள்ளார்.

தமிழர்களின் மனித உரிமைகளை சிறிலங்கா அரசு தொடர்ந்து மீறி வருவதாகத் தெளிவாக்குகிறது. அது தொடர்ந்து சித்திரவதையைப் பயன்படுத்துகிறது என்பதையும், உள்நாட்டளவில் இடம்பெயர்ந்த தமிழர்களை மீள் குடியமர்த்தம் செய்யத் தவறியதையும், வேறுபல மோசமான தோல்விகளையும் எடுத்துக்காட்டுகிறது. இவற்றுக்கெல்லாம் ஒருபோதும் யாரும் பொறுப்பாக்கப்படவே இல்லை என்கிறது. பாதிப்புற்ற தமிழர்கள் நீதியை மேலும் நெருங்கவும், ஐநாவின் ஆணையுரிமையையும் நம்பகத்தன்மையையும் விழுமியங்களையும் பாதுகாக்கவும் பன்னாட்டுச் சமுதாயத்துக்கு கடப்பாடு உண்டெனவும் நாடுகடந்த தமிழீழ அரசாங்கத்தின் சுட்டிக்காட்டியுள்ளது.

இந்நிலையில், குறைந்தது ஐ.நாவின் மூன்று அறிக்கைகளில் ஆவணப்படுத்தியுள்ளவாறு, சிறிலங்கா அரசு புரிந்த மனிதநேயச் சட்ட மீறல்களையும், மானிட விரோதக் குற்றங்களையும், புலனாய்வு செய்யவும் ஆவணப்படுத்தவும் அவை மீது வழக்குத் தொடுக்கவும் நடுநிலையான, சுதந்திரமான அனைத்துலக பொறிமுறை ஒன்றைத் தோற்றுவிக்குமாறு,ஐ.நா பொதுமன்றை நாடுகடந்த தமிழீழ அரசாங்கம் கேட்டுக் கொண்டுள்ளது.

TGTE Urges UN General Assembly to Create an Int'l Independent Mechanism to Bolster Sri Lankan Int'l Crimes Investigation.

RESPONSE TO SRI LANKAN PRESIDENT'S REQUEST TO THE UN TO APPROVE HIS "PLAYBOOK FOR IMPUNITY"

https://world.einnews.com/pr_news/463185128/tgte-urges-un-general-assembly-to-create-an-int-l-independent-mechanism-to-bolster-sri-lankan-int-l-crimes-investigation

Contact: r.thave@tgte.org

நாடுகடந்த தமிழீழ அரசாங்கம்
Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE)
+1-614-202-3377
email us here


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AMCD Applauds President Trump’s UN Speech

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, September 27, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The American Mideast Coalition for Democracy applauds President Trump for his forceful defense of the people of Iran against the ruling corrupt theocracy and its malign influence in the region and the world. Said President Trump:

"Iran’s leaders sow chaos, death, and destruction. They do not respect their neighbors or borders, or the sovereign rights of nations. Instead, Iran’s leaders plunder the nation’s resources to enrich themselves and to spread mayhem across the Middle East and far beyond.

"The Iranian people are rightly outraged that their leaders have embezzled billions of dollars from Iran’s treasury, seized valuable portions of the economy, and looted the people’s religious endowments, all to line their own pockets and send their proxies to wage war. Not good.

"Iran’s neighbors have paid a heavy toll for the region’s [regime’s] agenda of aggression and expansion. That is why so many countries in the Middle East strongly supported my decision to withdraw the United States from the horrible 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal and re-impose nuclear sanctions.

"The Iran deal was a windfall for Iran’s leaders. In the years since the deal was reached, Iran’s military budget grew nearly 40 percent. The dictatorship used the funds to build nuclear-capable missiles, increase internal repression, finance terrorism, and fund havoc and slaughter in Syria and Yemen."

“It isn’t a surprise that the Ayatollahs would use their windfall from the Iran nuclear deal to fund terror and to further destabilize neighboring countries including Syria and Yemen,” said Iranian American, AMCD vice President, Hossein Khorram. “The fact that the Obama administration did not anticipate that shows how naïve the US negotiators, including Secretary Kerry, were.”

Instead, the Trump administration has been clear eyed in their dealing with Iran. To quote the President:

"The United States has launched a campaign of economic pressure to deny the regime the funds it needs to advance its bloody agenda. Last month, we began re-imposing hard-hitting nuclear sanctions that had been lifted under the Iran deal. Additional sanctions will resume November 5th, and more will follow. And we’re working with countries that import Iranian crude oil to cut their purchases substantially.

"We cannot allow the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism to possess the planet’s most dangerous weapons. We cannot allow a regime that chants “Death to America,” and that threatens Israel with annihilation, to possess the means to deliver a nuclear warhead to any city on Earth. Just can’t do it.

"We ask all nations to isolate Iran’s regime as long as its aggression continues. And we ask all nations to support Iran’s people as they struggle to reclaim their religious and righteous destiny."

AMCD stands firmly with the President and with the Iranian people against the murderous, terrorist government of the Ayatollahs of Iran. We look forward to a better future for them and for the world due to President Trump’s bold leadership.

Rebecca Bynum
The American Mideast Coalition for Democracy
6157756801
email us here


Source: EIN Presswire

Successful Tampa Bay Humanitarian Film Festival Looks to Encore

Guests of the Tampa Bay Humanitarian Film Festival provided feedback to the filmmakers after the screening of “Time Simply Passes” at the Criminon Florida Center in downtown Clearwater. The Humanitarian Film Festival showed 33 films that celebrated humani

Clearwater Florida joins Tampa and St. Petersburg in hosting Film Festival

For the most part, the filmmakers who screened their films here were not parishioners, but they share a desire to see social issues brought front and center”

— Lisa Mansell, Scientology representative

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, USA, September 27, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — On Saturday September 15, socially-minded people from across the Tampa Bay area converged in Downtown Clearwater for the inaugural Tampa Bay Humanitarian Film Festival. With 33 films screening in the time span of only 5 hours, guests were able to watch films that suited their interests.

Sponsored by the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization, along with United for Human Rights Florida Chapter, the Way to Happiness Association of Tampa Bay, the Florida Chapter of the Foundation for a Drug-Free World and others, films were screened in nine different humanitarian centers along North Fort Harrison Avenue.

These films included the award-winning short films “Two Strangers Who Meet Five Time” by Marcus Markou and “A Little Pause” by Ayesha Jhukla. Feature films screened included “Time Simply Passes”, a documentary about James Richardson, the Florida man wrongly imprisoned for twenty years and “Drug Addiction In America,” a documentary of how the opioid crisis hit a West Virginia town with a vengeance.

“We had excellent feedback from those who attended,” said event organizer Lisa Mansell. “We are definitely looking at doing this festival again. For the most part, the filmmakers who screened their films here were not parishioners, but they share a desire to see social issues brought front and center. Film is a powerful medium to communicate the human condition and raise awareness.”

An attending pastor commented “I have to say that the movies were very inspiring. The message gives you a sense of why you should appreciate others and help one another.”

The Humanitarian program Centers, located along N. Fort Harrison Ave. between Cleveland and Drew Streets, house the social betterment and humanitarian programs supported by the Church of Scientology. Non-religious in nature, these non-profit organizations offer resources to help tackle global issues like drug abuse, human trafficking and psychiatric abuse to declining moral values.

About the Church of Scientology

The Scientology religion was founded by American author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard. The first Church of Scientology was formed by Scientologists in Los Angeles in 1954. Today the religion spans the globe with more than 11,000 Churches, Missions and affiliated groups across 167 nations. Social responsibility is a logical extension of spiritual values, and since the founding of the Church of Scientology in 1954, Scientologists have been actively involved in service to their communities.

Humanitarian and Social Betterment programs sponsored by Scientologists and like-minded groups include: United for Human Rights, The Way to Happiness, The Foundation for a Drug Free World, the Scientology Volunteer Ministers, the Citizen’s Commission on Human Rights and Criminon.

Pat Harney
Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization
727-467-6860
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