Gov. Cuomo must protect the disabled

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

Gov. Cuomo has a responsibility to take emergency actions to stop and prevent thousands of cases of preventable abuse, neglect and deaths of the disabled

The misguided actions taken by Governor Cuomo and his administration are not only unconscionable, but they are illegal.”
— Michael Carey- Advocate for 1,000,000 New Yorkers with disabilities

DELMAR, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, February 24, 2017 / -- All Americans are afforded the equal protections guaranteed to them by the United States constitution under the 14th Amendment, yet upwards of 1,000,000 people with disabilities living or going to programs under Governor Cuomo’s authority are being denied their constitutional equal right to equal protection of the laws. Cuomo’s abuse hotline craftily and wrongfully named the Justice Center is not a Justice Center, but instead a whitewash cover-up entity. This agency within Executive control is actively involved in keeping thousands of reported criminal matters from local police and the appropriate criminal investigations so most can be easily covered-up.

The misguided actions taken by Governor Cuomo and his administration are not only unconscionable, but they are illegal. These actions constitute federal crimes of Obstruction of Justice and Criminal Conspiracy and they are rooted in Medicaid Fraud. Keeping rape cases and clear negligent death and homicide cases from 911, local police, District Attorney’s and Medical Examiners and Coroners is for one clear purpose, to protect the State, not the disabled.
The Jonathan Carey Foundation is urging the appropriate federal criminal and civil rights authorities to investigate Governor Cuomo and a number of his top staff involved. The greater crimes of Obstruction of Justice and Criminal Conspiracy protect and shield pedophiles, sexual offenders, and other criminals that would physically harm or kill innocent children and adults with disabilities. Protecting these criminals in attempts to hide and conceal what really is going on behind these closed doors is evil and it obviously denies people with disabilities their equal protection of laws and justice.
In a WIVB 4 news article Governor Cuomo is quoted, “In New York, whether you are gay, straight or transgender, Muslim, Jewish or Christian, rich or poor, black or white or brown, we respect all people – and we will continue to enforce our laws…” What about the disabled Governor Cuomo? What is incredibly interesting and enlightening is the fact that Governor Cuomo made a similar quote not long ago a CBS News story , but he included in the list the disabled, stating “I am disabled” which is left out of this more recent story.
The Governor in his own words clearly left out the disabled because once I brought to his personal attention and to the public’s attention that he is not fighting for the disabled and their basic equal rights to 911 emergency medical and police services or fighting for their equal protection of laws. Governor Cuomo truthfully had to remove his statement that “I am disabled.” Here is the direct quote from the CBS news story “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.”

Tragically the disabled are excluded and are grossly discriminated against treated as far lower class residents of New York State. It is not politically correct for the governor to ensure the protection of people with disabilities. This is no joke; thousands of people with disabilities are sexually assaulted and dying within New York State’s extremely dangerous mental health care system every year and Governor Cuomo is looking the other way.
Here are some important news stories that reveal only a drop in the bucket of what is really going on in New York State. The recent AP News piece titled “New York to pay $3M to family of boy molested at group home” speaks volumes. New York State’s system made up of thousands of State run and privately operated facilities and group homes is rampant with sexual abuse. The award winning New York Times “Abused & Used” investigative reporting series which came our throughout 2011,which was a runner up for a Pulitzer Prize, exposed New York State’s extremely dangerous and deadly system. The very first piece details how a sexual predator was caught in the act and he was still protected and shielded by the State . Here is the extremely disturbing quote from this investigative report; “At a home upstate in Hudson Falls, two days before Christmas in 2006, an employee discovered her supervisor, Ricky W. Sousie, in the bedroom of a severely disabled, 54-year-old woman. Mr. Sousie, a stocky man with wispy hair, was standing between the woman’s legs. His pants were around his ankles, his hand was on her knee and her diaper was pulled down. The police were called, and semen was found on the victim. But the state did not seek to discipline Mr. Sousie. Instead, it transferred him to work at another home.” Pretty graphic, but this type of evil must come out into the light and dramatic steps must be taken to prevent these horrible sex crimes and rapes of disabled men, women, boys and girls whom are extremely vulnerable and in most cases cannot defend themselves. Bypassing 911 and local police is how New York State currently gets away with covering-up thousands of crimes and deaths annually.
These are “life or death” and civil rights matters that cost the life of my precious son Jonathan. Jonathan Carey, my son, was developmentally disabled and had autism and he was only 13 when he was killed by his caregivers in 2007 - . Jonathan is one of many hundreds of innocent people with disabilities dying long before they should because of a corrupt system. No longer can Governor Cuomo treat the disabled as sub-human beings denying them their basic equal rights. 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

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