Staggering Numbers of Deaths of the Disabled in Unsafe and Extremely Dangerous Facilities and Group Homes

Jonathan Carey "Champion for the Disabled" Born September 12,1993 Killed by caregivers on February 15,2007

Nothing is being done to stop these atrocities as authorities look the other way

As reported on and well documented District Attorney’s, Medical Examiners and Coroners in most cases are never notified of these deaths as if the disabled are not normal human beings.
— Michael Carey
DELMAR, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, September 1, 2016 / -- People with disabilities are human beings worthy of the same 911 emergency first responder medical and police services and their civil right to equal protections of laws. The disabled living outside of their family’s home in a State or private facility or group home are in grave danger to dying prematurely. There are distinct reasons why so many are dying young, almost every imaginable safety and abuse prevention measure to actually provide and ensure safe care and services for these people are non-existent to date in 2016. People with disabilities are not valued or treated as an equally valuable person therefore they are not being provided most of the same services that all other Americans receive. This is a Discrimination and Civil Rights issue, similar to what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. fought against, but for an entirely different and very large group of United States citizens.
A very disturbing look into one State’s extremely dangerous and deadly mental health care system by multiple reputable news investigative reports reveals a culture of rampant abuse, neglect and death. The New York Times did a massive investigative reporting series that was a runner up for a Pulitzer Prize titled “Abused & Used” yet nothing was changed to stop or prevent the rampant abuse or staggering numbers of deaths . The NY Times series took place after the horrific death of young Jonathan Carey who was developmentally disabled and had autism when he was killed by his caregivers. Jonathan was only 13 years old and he was suffocated to death. . A specific look by the Times into a large numbers of deaths reveals much, yet this was only a small fraction of the deaths and what really is occurring behind closed doors. A couple of important short videos reveal wide-scale systemic failures, but also a glimpse into the life of precious Jonathan Carey who endured unbelievable abuse, horror and death when he should have been provided excellent safe care and services. Jonathan is a hero and all that he suffered and endured testifies to the fact that great changes and reforms must take place to ensure the safety and equal rights for the disabled. and Michael Carey, Jonathan’s dad who has become a leading advocate for the disabled convinced the NY Time’s to do this massive investigative series, yet the rampant abuse and deaths continue in epic proportion . Since the New York Times series, Michael Carey has assisted both AP News and BuzzFeed News by providing extensive information and documents proving ongoing gross negligence of care that is leading to many untimely and criminally negligent deaths.
In New York State alone 11-12 precious people a day on average are dying in known unsafe facilities and group homes. Both State and private care facilities are equally dangerous and deadly and all New York State authorities continue to look the other way. The cover-ups are massive in scope and must be stopped. Even the impotent and powerless Disability Rights New York (DRNY) which is supposed to protect and advocate for the disabled virtually remains silent and looks the other way by refusing to seek the appropriate federal criminal and civil rights investigations. Simple investigative work looking into DRNY top officials salaries reveals staggering salaries which appears to have primarily bought their overwhelming silence as the deaths numbering in the many thousands annually mount up. DRNY is directly involved in the State’s Mortality Review and has full knowledge of many criminally negligent deaths that are not criminally investigated and are covered-up. DRNY has taken no immediate or emergency actions to stop these horrors, deaths or the wide-scale cover-ups. As reported on and well documented District Attorney’s, Medical Examiners and Coroners in most cases are never notified of these deaths as if the disabled are not normal human beings. People with disabilities must finally be treated equally and provided the same 911 emergency first responder medical and police services. All authorities in place to protect or ensure justice for everyone must finally include our most vulnerable disabled. The wide-scale discrimination in civil rights must end now.
Stand with the Jonathan Carey Foundation for “equal rights” and “civil rights” for people with disabilities in New York State and throughout our great country by signing our petition at 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.

Michael Carey
email us here