Cuomo -“if you’re really sincere, you do more”

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

Gov. Cuomo needs to be sincere and do much more to protect and ensure the rights of the disabled living in his extremely dangerous and deadly agencies

Leaders lead, so why is Governor Cuomo attempting to lead in matters outside of his authority, regarding non NYS residents and looking the other way regarding safety of New Yorkers with disabilities?”
— Michael Carey
DELMAR, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, March 5, 2017 / -- As Governor Cuomo appears to be doing everything possible to grab the spotlight in the media regarding issues surrounding Jewish people, Muslims and immigrants he continues to ignore the rights and safety of the most vulnerable disabled that are being raped and dying in his own mental health agencies. These horrors and crimes are happening in staggering scope. The double standard is incredible, but it is much more than that, these are hate crimes against innocent children and adults with disabilities happening in epic proportion and they must be stopped now. Leaders lead, so why is Governor Cuomo attempting to lead in matters outside of his authority, regarding non NYS residents and looking the other way regarding safety of New Yorkers with disabilities?
In the title of this press release the governor is directly quoted from a New York Times story titled, Cuomo, Citing ‘Wave of Anti-Semitism,’ Pays Impromptu Visit to Israel “Yeah, you could go down the block to a temple, but if you’re really sincere, you do more,” Mr. Cuomo said. “You act more boldly. And the actions should be commensurate to the grievances.” Well governor what about the innocent people with disabilities within your own agencies that are defenseless and victims of all sorts of physical and sexual assault crimes and dying prematurely in staggering scope? What is commensurate to these grievances? Is it nothing for the disabled? How much more egregious does it have to get before anything is done to stop these horrors and the wide-scale discrimination surrounding denying the disabled immediate 911 medical and police services? Do the numbers have to reach 10,000 calls to the abuse hotline for the disabled every month before anything significant is done? Close to 7,800 calls are going into Cuomo’s operated and controlled abuse hotline for the disabled now every month and the governor is doing nothing significant to stop or prevent these horrors as most are covered-up internally. It is insanity what continues in New York State and many innocent people are dying as a direct result of this gross negligence.
New York State’s mental health care system is made up of thousands of State run and privately operated facilities and group homes remains extremely dangerous and deadly. The rampant physical and sexual abuse and deaths occurring in these facilities can easily be dramatically reduced, but not if basic prevention measures continue to be ignored by Governor Cuomo. The award winning New York Times “Abused & Used” investigative reporting series which was a runner up for a Pulitzer Prize , exposed New York State’s extremely dangerous and deadly system in 2011. Governor Cuomo was already aware of the severe problems because it was brought to his attention numerous times while he was the NYS Attorney General and he did nothing. Then Governor Cuomo had every opportunity to right many wrongs and serious positive reforms following the Times series, but instead he chose to continue to allow the cover-ups of most of the damages and loss of lives. The very first New York Times investigative report that came out in March of 2011, two months after Cuomo became Governor, details one of thousands of sexual assault cases of the disabled reported annually in New York State. This sexual predator was caught in the act and that he was still protected and shielded by the State as almost all currently still are. . 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.
AP News just reported on another disgusting case in which a New York State caregiver was molesting a disabled child in a State run group home under the governor’s authority. Thankfully, there was some measure of justice in this case, but most are being covered-up by Governor Cuomo’s wrongfully named Justice Center which is keeping most reported sexual assault crimes from local police and County elected District Attorney’s. This story also will disgust you, the molester called the State group home where he worked “a predator’s dream.” The story is titled “New York to pay $3M to family of boy molested at group home” . People in a position of authority that know this evil is occurring in staggering scope day after day have a responsibility to do everything possible to stop these criminal cover-ups and these heinous hate crimes.
These are “life or death” matters for so many precious souls and it is unconscionable that 11-12 people with disabilities a day are dying within Cuomo’s unsafe agencies. Jonathan Carey, my son, is a perfect example, he was developmentally disabled and had autism and he was only 13 when he was killed by his caregivers on February 15, 2007. - Even after the men were in jail for their crimes, Attorney General Cuomo still hired 7 or 8 private law firms and spent millions to fight us in Jonathan’s wrongful death case. An innocent 13 year old child that was disabled is killed in State care and this is what New York State does to the parents?
No longer can the disabled be treated as a lesser valuable group of people and denied their basic rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and be denied 911 emergency services and assistance. Preventing our most vulnerable from receiving immediate emergency police assistance is denying this special group of people their equal right to equal protection of laws which also denies them justice. This is dead wrong. 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