Saturday, November 24, 2018

Knowledge Management . Brand Specialist . Investment Strategy

Investment Manager
Providence Bank & Trust July 2018 – Present (5 months)

Investor/Designer
Restoration Hardware November 1989 – Present (29 years 1 month) . Van Dyke's . Signature Hardware . William Sonoma

Account Manager
Wells Fargo September 2017 – Present (1 year 3 months) West Town Recovery

Investor/Perfumer/General Manager
Le Labo Fragrances January 2009 – Present (9 years 11 months)

Investor
York Wall January 2016 – Present (2 years 11 months)

Principle Investigator/Investor
Archview Investment Group LP January 2012 – Present (6 years 11 months) Greenhouse Group . Windy City Cannabis . Seven Point . PDI Medical . Maplegen Care . Elevele Highland Park Dispensary . Earthmed . Midway Dispensary . New Age Care . THC

Investor and Senior Project Coordinator
Starbucks Reserves June 2013 – Present (5 years 6 months) . Dark Matter Coffee . Truth Coffee . Red Beard Coffee Traders . Vive la Commune . Atomix Cafe . Caribou Coffee

Investor/Paperié
La Grande Masse des Beaux-Arts August 2018 – Present (4 months)

Investor
Cost Plus World Market January 2011 – Present (7 years 11 months)

Investor
Sun Capital Partners, Inc. July 2012 – Present (6 years 5 months) . Aronson . John M. Smythe . Ashley Furniture . Shaw Floors

Investor
ANCHOR HOCKING January 1999 – Present (19 years 11 months) . Wayfair . Roost . Heath . Royal Copenhagen . Joy Bird . Serena and Lily . Froy . Magnolia . Scully and Scully . Article . Crate and Barrel . CB2

Investor
Ballard Designs October 1993 – Present (25 years 2 months) . Fabulous and Baroque . Brocade . Art & Artifact

Investor
Serta February 2016 – Present (2 years 10 months) . Casper . Avocado . Scott Living . Saatva

Senior Investor
Sony October 1991 – Present (27 years 2 months) . Providence Records . Labarynth Recordings . Miramax

Senior Investor
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation March 2017 – Present (1 year 9 months) . Sweetwater Music & Pro Audio . Zildjian

Investor
AmaWaterways River Cruises March 2016 – Present (2 years 9 months) AmaWaterways Limited . Chicago Yacht Club . RedStar Fencing Club . North Side Archery Club

Investor
Drury Lane Theatre & Events March 2014 – Present (4 years 9 months) . Shakespeare Theater

Senior Investor
Pendleton Woolen Mills October 1991 – Present (27 years 2 months) . London Fog . Harris Tweed . Chanel

Senior Investor
Virgin October 1991 – Present (27 years 2 months) . Virgin Mobile . Virgin Comics

Investor/Craft Artisan
JOHN C. CAMPBELL FOLK SCHOOL February 2014 – Present (4 years 10 months)

Investor
VIDA & Co. February 2012 – Present (6 years 10 months) . Saint Laurent . Analogue Underground . Anastasia La Fey

Investor
LUXXU Home April 2017 – Present (1 year 8 months) . Ritz-Carlton Residences

Principal Investigator
1-800-Flowers.com November 2011 – Present (7 years 1 month)

Real Estate Investor
Axiom Properties, Inc. March 2017 – Present (1 year 9 months)

Antique Appraisals/Prop Stylist Warner Bros. Entertainment 1991 – Present (27 years) . Lincoln Antique Mall . Sotheby's Auctions . Smithsonian Institution . Salvage One . Jan's Antiques . 1stDibs . Ruby Lane . Hunters Alley

Primary Investor
Utrecht Art Supplies October 1991 – Present (27 years 2 months) Faber Castell . Cretacolor . Savoir-Faire .

Energy Manager
Standard Oil Company June 2005 – Present (13 years 6 months) Chief Executive Officer . Athenian Candle Co. . Lama Temple . Valmor Products Co. . Indio Products . Glade . Candle Delirium

Investor/Sommelier
The Court of Master Sommelier January 2018 – Present (11 months) . Henri Bourgeois . Yorkshire Vineyards . Chat Noir . Caretaker Wines . Owl Ridge

Investment Manager
ExxonMobil June 2018 – Present (6 months) Old Town School of Folk Music

Investor/Musician
Old Town School of Folk Music June 2018 – Present (6 months)

Investor/Paperie
Paper Source 2001 – Present (17 years)

Primary Investor/Brand Management
Premier Beauty Supply January 2005 – Present (13 years 11 months) . Coty . Chanel . L'Oréal . Avon . Max Factor . Helene Curtis . . Aveda . Beekman 1802 . Aesop . Buly 1803 . Bastide . Juniper Ridge . Bésame Cosmetics . Fresh . Crabtree & Evelyn

Investor/Account Management
EyeOnDesign January 2018 – Present (11 months) . Timbuktu Shrine . Livinia Tackbary's Jewelry and Estate

Brand Ambassador
Ritz Paris May 1995 – Present (23 years 7 months) Vogue Paris (en.vogue.fr)

Investor/Senior Designer
Coach October 1991 – Present (27 years 2 months) . John Fluevog . Cydwoq . Ashland Leather Co. . Pom d'Api

Investor/National Field Director
Grasse BIOTECH October 1991 – Present (27 years 2 months) Peace Corps. . Tulsi Agro Food Industries . Earthship Biotecture . Revolution Microelectro

Investor/Artisan Parfumeur Université Européenne des Senteurs & Saveurs February 2016 – Present (2 years 10 months) . Parfumerie Galimard . Maison Molinard . Le Labo

Investor
CHANEL October 1991 – Present (27 years 2 months) Haute Seine

Knowledge Manager
Shrine Capital April 2018 – Present (8 months) . task recovery collections . default specialist . consolidations . liabilities . collateral damages

Partnership
Coil Inc. 2012 – Present (6 years) Convergence 2029 . OMEGA ~ broadcast vision, IT development, revolutionary, data-driven computer science . ORRIS ~ road trippin, music, coven craft . OASIS ~ wellness focused eco-luxe resorts. nature. yoga. ganja . OATHE ~ design firm and media collective . OMNI ~ concierge, key club and restaurant

Sole Proprietress
Beloved & Co. 2002 – Present (16 years) ladylavona@yahoo.com . beautié (infernal rouge. cosnocturne. kuhl) . arcanum . royale natura . supernatural specimens . black forest relics . woodland echoes . alchymié . esoterica . folklör . gravure . bon marché . incendia . aqua vitae . chanel . lefèvre utile . bourgeois aimé . herbier . daemonologié . incendia . aqua vitae . parfum devalier (mal fiore. santa negra. morja. luna. nova. fevè. zai. jahal. drago sangré. belle èpoche. rue des martyrs) . lévi & bordello . le labo . decouverté . girbaud

Energy Manager
Exelon Nuclear October 1993 – Present (25 years 2 months) . Nuclear Energy Management . private equity . building automation . food and drug distribution

Senior Account Manager
RE/MAX October 1991 – Present (27 years 2 months) Environmental Working Group .

Private Equity, Venture Capital and Investments. Almost two decades of Luxury Real Estate sales and appraisal experience! Pro-Management of Historical Districts and Houses of Ill-Rupute. Auctions and antiquarian prop management for MGA, Paramount, Warner Bros., Columbia Records, Universal, 21st Century Fox, Walt Disney and Sony. Site locator for Vouge, Architectural Digest . All Rights Reserved ®

Studio Manager
Universal Studios Hollywood October 1991 – Present (27 years 2 months) Haunt Antiques . Gothic Rose Antiques . Architectural Artifacts . Prop management of archives for studio north

Primary Investor
Whole Foods Market October 1992 – Present (26 years 2 months) Midwest College of Natural Medicine . Elliott's Dairy . Fruitful Yield . Starwest West Botanicals . Mountain Rose Herbs . Heavy Petal

Investor/Account Manager
Kinfolk February 2016 – October 2018 (2 years 9 months) . Axel Vervoordt . Sibella Court

Real Estate Investor
Atria Senior Living October 2016 – July 2018 (1 year 10 months) The Solana Deer Park

Knowledge Management
The Trump Organization January 2011 – July 2018 (7 years 7 months) . AT&T . General Motors . Patriarch Partners . Rolls-Royce Limited

Investor
Chicago Scenic Studios October 2010 – July 2018 (7 years 10 months) . Hyde Park Mouldings, Inc. . Pavé Tile, Wood & Stone, Inc. . Daltile

Investor
Ford Motor Company March 2007 – July 2018 (11 years 5 months) . Kustom Kulture

Project Manager Civil
Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG July 2017 – April 2018 (10 months) . Project 871

Brand Manager
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars March 2016 – April 2018 (2 years 2 months) Greater Chicago Area

Primary Investor
Caesarstone US 1991 – 2018 (27 years)

Investor/Senior Designer
Saint Laurent March 2005 – September 2017 (12 years 7 months)

Real Estate Investor
Marriott International July 2014 – October 2016 (2 years 4 months) Schaumberg/Chicago . Hyatt Regency . Hyatt House . Hyatt Place

Investor
Williams-Sonoma, Inc. May 1989 – January 2016 (26 years 9 months) . Griswold . Oberviess . Kitchen Aid . Grainger . Smeg

Research Development
DRW March 2005 – February 2012 (7 years) Greater Chicago Area

Private Wealth Management
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Carlton Hotel Group April 1991 – November 2011 (20 years 8 months)

Botanist
Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) July 1995 – 2011 (16 years) . Detroit Conservatory . Healing Earth Resources . Psychedelic Plant Conference

École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Nantes Métropole
School of the Art Institute Chicago Foriegn Exchange, Architectes Français . Académie Royale des Beaux Arts . 1994 – 1996 ensba.fr Activities and Societies: Société Spiritueux

Chicago State University
C.L.A.I.M (Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers) Criminal Justice 2014 – 2017

Columbia College Chicago
Liberal Arts 1993 – 1994

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Internship :: Prof. Marilyn Houlberg; Beaux-Arts de Nantes Métropole 1994 – 1998 nantesinternationalprogram.com Activities and Societies: Société Spiritueux

VOLUNTEER WORK

Sarah's Circle
voluteer meal server
. Civil Rights and Social Action

Illinois Tenants Union Project Manager
. Civil Rights and Social Action
Tenement House Act

Smithsonian Institution

Museum Curator
. Arts and Culture Archeology and Anthropology

Environmental Working Group

Knowledge Manager
. Environment
Psych-Conferencing :::: Tulsi Agro Food Industries ::: Bloomberg :: Midwood Brands LLC : private equity and investments, regional development, health risks, bi-products, ingredients, preventative measures.

Education and Public Programs Volunteer Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art 1999 – 2010 (11 years)Arts and Culture SAIC Gallery, Pilsen Art Walk, Flat Iron Arts, Long Gone John, La Luz de Jesus

Mentor Agricola Management Group, LLC 2016 – Present (2 years)Environment Biotech . Permaculture . Agriculture . Apiculture .

Conceptual Designer THE ONEIDA GROUP October 1998 – Present (20 years 2 months)Environment COURSES

Independent Coursework . Womens Self-Employment Project Inc. Chicago, IL (Economics) . Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers, Chicago, IL (Family Law) VOLUNTEER WORK
voluteer meal server Sarah's Circle PresentCivil Rights and Social Action

Project Manager Illinois Tenants Union PresentCivil Rights and Social Action Tenement House Act ::: sanctions

Museum Curator Smithsonian Institution 1991 – Present (27 years)Arts and Culture Archeology and Anthropology ::: Sumerian. Mesopotamian. Eygptian. Mongolian. Native American (Iroquois, Navajo, Hopi), Mesoamerican. French Colonial. American Colonial.

Knowledge Manager Environmental Working Group February 2008 – October 2018 (10 years 9 months)Environment Psych-Conferencing :::: Tulsi Agro Food Industries ::: Bloomberg :: Midwood Brands LLC : private equity and investments, regional development, health risks, bi-products, ingredients, preventative measures.

Education and Public Programs Volunteer Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art 1999 – 2010 (11 years)Arts and Culture SAIC Gallery, Pilsen Art Walk, Flat Iron Arts, Long Gone John, La Luz de Jesus

Mentor Agricola Management Group, LLC 2016 – Present (2 years)Environment Biotech . Permaculture . Agriculture . Apiculture .

Conceptual Designer THE ONEIDA GROUP October 1998 – Present (20 years 2 months) Environment

PROJECTS

Bon Marché ® Starting March 2017 This year Frango was rebranded by The Trump Organization. The Macy's building is Private Equity and was leased out to Ivana Trump in 1992. It was built by Kahlil Gibran and my great-grandmother Marie's father, Éliphas Lévi. Frango was a brand of his Parisian confectionary, called the Bon Marché, which the building was originally intended for. When he couldn't afford to utilize the building after the "Chicago Fire", Marie started a confectionary called Lefévre Utile on the 10th Floor. She and her first husband opened a chocolate factory called Whitman's Chocolate as a result of her success. Whitman's assembly line delivered her from "hell's kitchen". In 1921 her brother Napoleon branded his merchandise from the Orient, Marshall Field and Co. with William Frederick Cody (Blackbeard) and James Butler Hickok (Wild Bill Hickok). The Cowboys herded cattle through Bucktown and also worked for The Barnum and Bailey Rodeo with Theda Bara as Pocahauntas. Wild Bill was an artisan saddle maker for John M. Smyth Co.

The name Bon Marché was resurrected in 1946 as Frango Mints Candy Shop by Herman Berghoff and Henri "Bourgeois" Bendel. In 1956 Marie opened another chocolate factory and re-branded as Fannie May with her second husband John Hancock for her daughter Theda. She used the money to finance the Grand Re-opening of Sax Fifth Avenue in Oakbrook Center. In 1958 she started yet another brand called Cupid's Candies with my mother Rosemary. In 1975 Rosemary completed her cookbook called Betty Crocker which included her baked goods.

Kaleidoscope Working Group ® Starting 2017

Crooked Stick ~ buy.sell.trade.eat. Pharmacopia ~ farmer's market De Profundis ~ occult books and device Hexhaus ~ home and hearth

Jitterbug Perfume . Kindred . Thugee Nat . Earthen . Maya Levéy © Solomon Louvel © Gypsy Zofar © Dante Amhed ©

Fakir Szandor LaVey © High Priest

Cabinet de Nuit présentes Danse Macabre

Oddfellow Network Kaleidoscope Working Group Standard Oil Company Houndstooth Architectural Revolution Reebie Storage Moving Co. Artemis Fund First National Bank and Trust Company

Task recovery for Strong Bear Apothecary, Blackhawk Botanicals and Bottega Humboldt House . Gather . Gem . Earth Altar . Gowler . City Escape . Eskell . Souk . Healing Earth Resouces . Nu-Botanics

Task recovery for Veneti Farms (including re-branding) Green Street Market and Elliott's Dairy . Tropicana . Mott's . Sunny Acres . Owl Ridge . Chat Noir .

Task Recovery for De Profundis Stolen from Knight & Leonard Co. Printers (1888) at Steel Petal Press

Task Recovery for Rolls-Royce Limited Indian Motorcycle

Task Recovery for Homme D'affaires Orange Moon . Velvet Goldmine .

Fanny May, Frango, Heinemann's Bakery, Whitman's Chocolate, Cupid Candies, Albanese Candy, Adams Pure Chewing Gum (((Clove Chewing Gum, Black Jack Chewing, Beeman Chewing Gum, Choward's Violet Mints, Sen-Sen Confection Sucrerie, Clark's Teaberry Gum, ect.))), Hershey's Chocolate Co., Brach's Candies, Maurice Lenell Cooky Co., Stella D'oro, D’Amato’s Bakery, Ferrara Pan Candy Co., LEROUX (formally known as Schwarzwälder or Jezynowka) .

Vive La Commune ® Starting February 2016 Môtel & Café

Grand Lux Hôtels ® Starting October 1991 Grand Lux Hôtels ::: Paris . Milan . Dubai . Sintra . Cairo . Ethiopia . Saudi Arabia . Edinburgh . Calcutta . Antwerp . Prauge . Moscow . Copenhagen . Barcelona . Morocco . London . Mexico City . NYC . Devonshire . Chicago . Boston . Philadelphia . Milwaukee . St. Louis . New Orleans . Portland . Seattle . Las Vegas . Denver . Cinnanati . Washington . Detroit . Dallas . Atlanta .

Grand Lux Hôtel Brands ::: Grand Hotel . Royal Hotel . Ritz-Carlton Hotel . lé Ritz . Carlton Hotel Group (Brigade de Cuisine. Cabinet de Nuit. Black Apron. Uber. Oribe.) . Chat Noir . Bon Marché . Utrecht . Vive la Commune . Noir Blanche Galerié . Rolls Royce . British Tobacco Co. Cheetah Gym . Lyric Opera House . Joffrey Ballet . Drury Lane Theatre .

Solve et Coagula 1994 – 2018

Silver Novelty & Co. Lip Service Union Liquor Foremost Liquors & Wines

CVRIOSA ® bio ::: historié . sanctum . le château . ex libris ::: occult books . spiritual goods . mystic curious . hexcraft ::: art . fashion . wanga . beauté . alchymié . sonic spells ::: djNachthex . the witching hour . pendulum . triangles . lovage orchestra . sacré nouveautés ::: saints and sinners ocular oráculum ::: fotographia . medius . cabinet of curiosities ::: le botaniqué . blog . tangled web ::: people . places . things . universal ::: jade dragon théâtre . the wind kissed pictures . magick lantern films . haunt . ars mort ::: necromancy . memento mori . rituél ::: salon de vodou .

De Profundis ® ~occult books and device~
Heretic witchcraft and revolution
Wyrd Cookery potluck and cunning craft
Sanctus Sabbati sabbatical witchcraft
Sin the seductress, the saint and the sorceress
Ars Mort
The Witch's Indispensable Assistant
Lady Lavona's Cabinet of Curiousities
Orryelle Defenestrate-Bascule Austin Osman Spare Michael Bertiaux Andrew D. Chumbley

LVNA DANAE (Lavona Deneé) ® Sorcière . Grimiore . Vodou Enfant . Crown Spirits . Salem Craft . Witch Works . Obscure Apothecary . Alchymié . Beloved & Co. Morticulture . Tinaja . Venetian Stone .

Universal présentes Magick Lantern Pictures ® Les Vampires Häxan Nosferatu Cleopatra The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari Metropolis Macbeth The Seventh Seal Rapsodia Satanica The Wizard Of Oz (1924) Madame Butterfly (1926) Mary Pickford
Georges Méliès
Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970) Daisies (1966)
Charlie Chaplin Groucho Marx
music by the Lovage Orchestra

Organizations

Backburner Gallery Artist/Curator Starting 1999 An Occult-Centric Art Gallery located in Chicago's West Loop

Sanctus Sabbati Head Mistress Starting 1991 Sabbatical Witchcraft Coven
First Amendment "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, the press, the right of the people to peaceably assemble, and/or to petition the government for a redress of grievances."

Temple Of Kriya Yoga August 1997 – February 2012 Vedic Yoga . Vedic Astrology

Noir Blanche Galerié Artist/Curator Lost Art ::: Francisco Goya. John Waterhouse. Gustav Klimt. Austin Osman Spare. Hieronymus Bosch. Leonora Carrington. Beatrice Wood. Louise Bourgeois. Lady Frieda Harris. Alphonse Mucha. Tiffany Studios. T. Hingre. Arthur Rackham. Rosaleen Norton. J. J. Grandville (les fleurs animees). The Louvre Collection (etchings). Frédéric François Chopin.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

United States Dept. of Justice

"Human Trafficking is a violation of the human body, mind and spirit. For this vile practice to be taking place in a country that the world looks to as a beacon of freedom...is a terrible irony and an utter tragedy."

Defining the crime of trafficking in human beings; essentially, trafficking is the transport of persons, by means of coercion, deception, or consent for the purpose of exploitation such as forced or consensual labor or prostitution:

"Trafficking in persons" shall mean the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation. Exploitation shall include, at a minimum, the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labour or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal of organs. The consent of a victim of trafficking in persons to the intended exploitation set forth [above] shall be irrelevant where any of the means set forth have been used.

Trafficking in persons, or human trafficking, is a tragically widespread form of modern-day slavery. Pursuing and prosecuting traffickers and rescuing victims of trafficking are high priorities of the Department of Justice. The Office of Legal Policy coordinates the development of the Department's anti-trafficking policies and is responsible for compiling the Attorney General's Annual Report to Congress on U.S. Government Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons and the Assessment of U.S. Government Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons. The Assistant Attorney General serves as the Department's representative to the Senior Policy Operating Group, an Executive level policy implementation group created to address emerging interagency policy, grants, and planning issues. (Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales
2006 National Conference on Human Trafficking)


Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - Department of Justice Announces Launch of Human Trafficking Enhanced Enforcement Initiative

Human Trafficking Hotline
1-888-428-7581

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Lavona King vs. Illinois Dept. of Children and Family Services

A brief history of false allegations made by anonymous callers since October 2010.

October 2010 - Abuse and neglect, Mother mentally unfit to raise children; diagnosed with schizophrenia. Mother tells people she is "the Savior" of the world. Mother tells people her son is the "son of Satan." Family to be evicted from apartment.
* Status - Unfounded - I was able to provide proof of residency.I was triaged for a mental assessment, then "cleared" of any accusations of insanity.

November 2011 - (Mandated) report of abuse by Casa Central Y.O.U. youth program. (Maya had a 1 inch bruise on her right eyebrow. I smacked her in the face after she spray painted her freshly painted bedroom walls with glow-in-the-dark paint.)
* Status - Deliberate intention to harm or injure was "Unfounded", but the caseworker neglected to close this case.

January 2012 - Report of neglect, Mother finacially unfit to raise children; no electricity, no running water, no food.
*Status - Home inspection was done by a caseworker, and although allegations were "Unfounded", once again the caseworker failed to close the case.

The case recently opened (see Witch Hunt post below) suggest that there is "Substantial Risk of Physical/Environmental Injurious to Health and Welfare" I don't know what that entails exactly, but as I mentioned before, a home inspection was done and no such evidence was found. Also indicted was that my daughter allegedly had "Cuts, Bruises, Welts, Abrasions and Oral Injuries" This is an outrage! The medical records from St. Mary of Nazereth show that my daughter simply had an abrasion on her neck.

I have an attorney appointed by the State of Illinois. But after I get my kids back, I'm suing everyone!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

"The Witch Trial" continued from below...

Approx. 40 hours after I submitted a detail report to the nurse on staff later; I was still waiting to be seen by a Doctor. Finally I mentioned to another woman on staff that all my rights had been violated and since the moment I was admitted, the staff told me that I had no rights. So if in fact that was the case, that I'd like to see that policy in writing. Surprisingly enough, she gave me a copy of my Rights of an Admitee, which included my Rights as an Individual.

At this time I told several people on staff that I was accurate and I had it in plain writing that my rights were violated. I was told that I was diagnosed, admitted by "the doctor" and waiting for a bed to become available at the State Ward. Did they mean a mental institution!? Diagnosed with what!? They said the crisis counciler said I was paranoid and psychotic. And the reason I was being transferred to a State Psych Ward was because I had no health insurance. What!? I hadn't been seen by a physician or a psychiatrist yet Confused, I retreated back to my room with my rights in hand. I tucked the paperwork under my pillow and stared into space for a while. I thought I'd better cool out for a little while to avoid acting "psychotic" again. I decided to sleep for a while and wait for the morning staff to arrive. Maybe there was someone else I could try to reason with.

The next morning I was finally able to flag down a physician who promised to hear me out. After hearing my story in its entirety, he contacted the hospital's psychitrist. 50 something hours later I was discharged.

In short, my rights were violated, not only my rights as a patient, but my Constitutional rights. My children were taken from me because allegations of abuse were made. Again, corporal punishment is not illegal in the United States unless evidence of injury is founded. However, allegations can be discredited by so called "crisis councilers" if circumstances indicate that the condition was accidental. When I went to the ER for help, it was not an admission of guilt, but literally a cry for help with pissed off teenager who had to be restained because of violent episode in our home. I made a rash decision and now both my children pay the price. I'm currently in the throws of a very ugly legal situation. Although allegations of deliberate physical abuse and alleged mental illness were unfounded at the hospital. The case is still caught up in a court of law; Lavona King vs.DCFS (Illinois Dept of Children and Family Services)

I have been appointed a lawyer though the States Attorney, and thus far I don't think anyone involved in this case is hearing what I'm saying. I'm starting to wonder how long this will take. I haven't seen my kids since 1/11/12. I'm seriously beyond worried about their well being and safety because they are now in the so called "protective custody" of the State. Temporaily placed in my mother's home.

I should mention, I found out that when I called my mother for help from the hospital, she told the crisis counciler that I "had a history of psychiatric hospitalizations and medications". First of all, that absolutely untrue. Second, if the hospital pulled my medical records at that time, they would have discharged me right away. Instead they treated me like a patient with a history of mental illness.

to be cont...

Interlude

"He who spareth the rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him correcteth him betimes" Proverbs 13:24

"Humanism in your world has been created by Satan. You will bring back the adages of old of: Spare the rod, and spoil the child. Discipline must be returned to the homes" St. Joachim

Saturday, February 4, 2012

A Witch Trial...cont.

My clothes were torn off my body by eight people and I was tied to a hospital bed with restraints on my hands and feet. I was still pissed as hell and asked everyone present if it gave them hard-ons to treat people this way. No one thought that was as funny as I did apparently, my remarks were ignored. One of the crisis councilers reminded me that "they"(DCFS) were coming for my kids and would I "like us to contact anyone else?" My immediate reaction was "My mom, I guess." Big mistake...

I was left alone for about an hour or so when finally one of the nurses came back into the room. She forced a blood test even after I reminded her that she was in violation of my rights. Once again I was told "you have no rights." Shortly after that my mother, Robbin arrived. I explained briefly what happened and asked her to take the kids home so "they" wouldn't throw my kids into a Foster home or something. "Can you please tell them I'm not crazy!? They said I'm psychotic!" She just looked at me with this hateful face and after a moment, with utter satisfaction she said "you needed help a long time ago Lavona" and walked out of the room.

More time passed, staring at the florescent lights above me, all I could think of was what is about to happen to my kids. Did my mother take them home? Did DCFS take them? After a few more hours the nurse returned with the results of my blood test and told me she was going to let me use the bathroom so I could give her a urine sample. She said my potassium level was low and I would need an IV, and my heart needed to be monitered. So after the piss test I was put into another room and attached to an electrocardiogram machine to monitor heart. At this point I thought they must be trying to give me a heart attack...I was a nervous wreck. Two new zombie nurses were on staff at this point. Check vitals, and other standard procedures for ER admittees until they can be seen by a physician or psychiatrist. I insisted it was all a mistake and I tried to explain to both women on staff as calmly as possible that my rights were being violated. Not a surprise that this fell on dead ears. "The Doctor will be in to see you shortly..." Something I heard over and over again for the next 12 hours. I was also given a fucking brain scan during this time. Hell.

Next morning, new staff, new room and bathroom privileges! Again I aired out my grievances to an audience of emotionless faces. "Please go back to your room, the Doctor will be in to see you shortly..." After several more hours, it was becoming increasingly difficult to keep my cool. I asked for a pen and paper. I wrote a detailed account of what transpired over the previous 28 hours. I handed it to the nurse on staff and told her to make a copy of it for their records. I was tired of telling the same story over and over again to the robots on staff.

to be continued...

Friday, February 3, 2012

continued from "A Witch Trial" below

My 5 year old son, Solomon, was also with me and my daughter at the hospital. Me and my kids were tired and irritable. After several hours of waiting and arguing with an intellectually incompetent staff, I finally insisted on leaving. I was bordering on irate and expressed this much when I asked the crisis counciler on staff to dial a phone number I had in my purse for the Detective Division of the Chicago Police Dept. "special victims unit" I briefly explained the scenario, and told them I was being held against my will at St. Mary of Nazareth's hospital. I wanted my daughter discharged at once. The officer on the other end of the line said this shouldn't be a problem and asked me to put the crisis counciler on the phone. So I walked backed into our room. The nurse came back into the room and said they still wouldn't discharge my daughter, because of allegations of abuse. (my daughter said I strangled her, later stating I pulled her necklace off during a fight over stealing my jewelry) A call was then made to DCFS (Dept. of Children and Family Services) to report the incident. At this point I wanted to bomb an establishment myself! I should mention, we have State insurance, and time is money. My daughter simply had a light 5 inch rope burn on her neck from when I pulled her necklace as she pulled away from me.

We were moved to another room in the ER and told to wait again. However, I didn't know what we were waiting for because no one told me at that time that DCFS was notified. Again I insisted we were being held against my will and demanded that someone call 911 so I could escorted out of the hospital. The staff at the desk just stared at me like a bunch of zombies with their mouths hanging open. I grabbed my son by the hand and stomped off yelling that I'd step out into the lobby and call the Police my God damned self! My path was obstructed by a big, black security gaurd (He stood about 6'3 and weighed at least 275lbs.)who screamed "Ma'am, go sit down and shut up!" as he bombarded into me. I put my hand up in front of my chest to block him from knocking me off my feet. He screamed "That's it! You've assaulted me, you have to be restrained!" He bulldozed me torwards the room where my daughter waited while two other security gaurds took me by the arms and pushed me into the room. Me screaming "don't fucking touch me" and him screaming "you hit me, you assaulted me".

A whirlwind. Two crisis councilers, three security gaurds, three nurses to subdue me. All I remember is them screaming, "they're coming for your kids" "take off your clothes or we'll cut them off" and "you have no rights, you're a ward of the hospital now". Lock Down.

to be continued...