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...

Interlude

"The Salem Witch Trials of 1692, is one of the most famous cases of mass hysteria, and has been used in political rhetoric and popular literature as a vivid cautionary tale about the dangers of isolationism, religious extremism, false accusations and lapses in due process."

Those most likely suspected of witchcraft had low stature in the community; artist/musician types, the elderly, widows and single mothers accused of begging, and/or people independent of the Church.

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...