Cuomo: Claims ‘As A New Yorker, I Am A Muslim’

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

Governor Cuomo makes claims that he is a Muslim and that he is disabled in his attempts to fight for Muslims rights, yet he ignores rights of the disabled

Governor Cuomo has not and is not fighting for equal rights of the disabled who are New York State residents and U.S. citizens. ”
— Michael Carey- Advocate for 1,000,000 New Yorkers with disabilities
DELMAR, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, January 30, 2017 / -- In a CBS New York news story titled, “Cuomo: ‘As A New Yorker, I Am A Muslim’ that came out on January 29, 2017
“New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday that President Donald Trump’s travel ban was “the exact opposite of what I believe.” “Cuomo blasted the order as un-American and pledged to help detainees.” The major problem is that detainees are not New York State residents or U.S. citizens under his authority. Governor Cuomo then went on to say some other outrageous statements. “My lawyers in the Governor’s Counsel’s office will serve as counsel for any detainee who needs legal assistance,” he said.” Yet, at the same time his lawyers are directed to hide documents and violate FOIL laws to conceal crimes against the disabled in New York State. Governor Andrew Cuomo also stated, “ I am Disabled” yet as a disabled person in New York State living in state or private facilities and group homes he would be denied 911 services for emergencies and physical and sexual abuse crimes and the Constitutional right as a citizen to be protected by all of the same laws as everyone else.

For many years Governor Cuomo and his lawyers in the Governors Counsel’s office have ignored the most basic rights for disabled New York State residents to 911 emergency call systems and emergency medical and police first responder services. It is hard to fathom anyone would direct such discriminatory and deadly civil rights violations against the most vulnerable, but Governor Cuomo has done so for years. As New York State’s Attorney General and as Governor, Cuomo has taken dramatic steps also to ensure that the disabled are denied their U.S. and New York State Constitutional right to “equal protection of laws.” Cuomo was clearly being nothing more than a politician when he made this statement, “As a New Yorker I am a Muslim. As a New Yorker, I am Jewish. As a New Yorker, I am black, I am gay, I am disabled, I am a woman seeking to control her health and choices,” Cuomo said Sunday, “because as a New Yorker, we are one community – the New York community comprised of all of the above.”

As the father of a disabled young boy named Jonathan that was killed while living in a New York State residential facility this discrimination and injustice must be exposed. As a full time advocate for people with disabilities and their families this outrageous claim by the Governor regarding being disabled is a political stunt. Governor Cuomo has not and is not fighting for equal rights of the disabled who are New York State residents and U.S. citizens.

Jonathan Carey had autism and he was developmentally disabled and was only 13 when he was denied 911 emergency services several times before he was ultimately killed by his caregiver. What happened to Jonathan speaks loud and clear today for equal rights for the disabled and to end such a gross injustice. and . As Jonathan’s father and the founder of the Jonathan Carey Foundation I cannot remain silent. The atrocities that Jonathan suffered and endured within the three short years he lived in New York State residential care facilities before he was killed demand massive reforms and equal access to 911 emergency services for the disabled.

Stand with us for “equal rights” and “civil rights” for people with disabilities in New York State and throughout our great country by signing our petition at No longer can 911 be bypassed. 911 call systems must be immediately called by all mandated reporters regarding all physical and sexual abuse, gross negligence of care, significant and suspicious injuries and when a person with a disability is in medical distress or has stopped breathing.

Michael Carey
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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