Finally Heard From Police Re 911 Emergency Call When Waylaid
I feel it promotes security to keep the public informed as my family continues our justice quest regarding the secret arrest and wrongful death of Larry Neal in Memphis/Shelby County Jail, so this is the latest installment. Like many chronic mental patients, Larry was released in the early 1970's from the mental hospital where he had been an inpatient for two decades. Subsequent to that, Larry was frequently arrested for conduct that related to his mental condition: paranoid schizophrenia. He was denied readmittance for long-term inpatient care, but Larry was admitted from time to time for crisis intervention when he suffered from heightened delusional episodes. Larry also was arrested many times in the last few years of this life for his bad heart as well as for pneumonia and other respiratory problems. He faced declining health because he did not know how to dress appropriately for the weather, and he usually walked many miles each day. Unfortunately, his family was not legally allowed to restrict Larry's movements, and the care homes where he was placed also had no restrictions on Larry's freedom of movement. When Larry's family asked that he be readmitted to the mental hospital as an inpatient in order to save him from repeated arrests and declining health, the requests were refused. On August 1, 2003, Larry died in Memphis Shelby County Jail while being held under secret arrest.
My family's justice quest is to ascertain information and accountability about Larry's secret arrest and demise and to hold The Cochran Firm responsible for its fraud as our wrongful death attorneys in the matter. Investigative help from the USDOJ, which was in overview of Shelby County Jail in 2003, is denied Larry's family. Discovering that my family is deemed undeserving of the investigative effort of Michael Vick's dead dogs is why dogs became the symbol of our justice quest. See http://wrongfuldeathoflarryneal.com
Since I am still uncomfortable driving after my experience of September 27, 2008, when I was accosted by four cars and the US DOT truck and 911 did not respond to my emergency call, this will be the first Christmas ever when I will not get out to the malls and enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of Christmas with my family. It simply takes all the joy out of going places when one has to beware of who is driving nearby and observe how long the same car has been trailing. However, I certainly hope all of the administrators and members of NowPublic and our readers have the merriest of times throughout my favorite holiday season. If you have not already viewed the video, see YouTube videos made for protection at the links below:
Cochran Firm Fraud Video 1 & 2
I finally heard from DeKalb County, Georgia Police Department regarding the night my grandson and I were followed by numerous vehicles and sought cover at our neighborhood Chevron station. As I reported in a previous story, I wrote to my representative, Congressman Hank Johnson about the drama and my apparently being on a "no-response list" for 911 emergency services. Congressman Johnson asked Chief Bolton to look into the matter, and subsequently, Major Conroy recently called me and looked up the police record. He reported that my distress call was placed to the DeKalb County 911 operator at 10:18 p.m. and that police arrived at 11:11 p.m. to the Chevron station where my grandson and I sought cover that very memorable night.
That was apparently after my son-in-law arrived at Chevron and my Nissan was sandwiched between his car in front of me and my niece's car directly behind me, and we all drove away, sticking close to each other's bumpers for security. We hoped that whatever the men who followed me into the Chevron station planned would not include taking out three cars of people, including two little children.
My niece had actually arrived to rescue me about 20 minutes before my son-in-law, but it turned out that we needed more help leaving the Chevron station after waiting for the police who never arrived, while those cars just sat and facing the service station - part of the time with their motors running and headlights on and men walking around looking at us talking on cell phones. When my niece and I started out of the drive to the street, the US DOT truck came directly behind my car. That is why I signaled my niece to not leave and we re-parked. Of course, so did the US DOT truck and the other vehicles. After that, we all sat there until my son-in-law arrived, and they let us go - apparently aborting the mission, whatever it was. Whew! If you think smoking takes years off one's life, try living through an ordeal like that!
I asked Major Conroy why the police officer who responded an hour after I placed the emergency call did not at least call my home to ensure I was OK when the officer finally got to Chevron and found I was gone. Major Conroy responded that the number I gave the 911 operator was the store number where I used the phone to call for help. I seem to remember giving my address to the 911 operator also, so I placed an order for the 911 tape.
Frankly, I don't know which was worse about September 27: being followed and accosted at the Chevron station, or believing the police were not interested in helping my six-year-old grandson and me. Looking back, I believe seeing the US DOT truck on my bumper as my niece and I tried to leave Chevron and watching the truck re-park when we did was the most scary thing I ever experienced while awake, because of the implications.
It was not until more recent events in the news that I began to have a clearer understanding of the possibilities of why this truck followed me. Dogs never were a more apt symbol than yours truly on September 27. I felt completely dogged out by everyone in government, and the idea still completely blows me away every time I think of it. The following link has some familiar phrases that include the word "dogs" and their origins: http://www.phrases.org.uk/search.html?cx=partner-pub-1661211094230592%3A7u5dot-xy7q&cof=FORID%3A10&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=like+a+dog&sa=Search#1132
September 27 was indeed a dog night. See the article at this link which was written after interesting news events unfolded about a month after my Chevron ordeal:
VP Chaney and Former Attorney General Gonzales - Private Prison Profiteers
BELOW IS MY 911 AUDIO TAPE REQUEST.
Major Conroy, attached is the completed tape request and a report on the stalking incident and others like it. I would appreciate any follow-up the police are willing to do to bring an end to my harassment and endangerment. Below are helpful links that may have pertinent information. However, I have no proof at this time that my being stalked is actully connected to my lawsuit against The Cochran Firm for fraud, unless you count the fact that Cochran Firm attorney Angela Mason knew exactly what color the vehicle was that followed me from work each night in January and Feb.
Please let me know if you have any problems opening or reading the document attached. It should be six pages. Let me know if there is anything or any investigative effort applied to my harassment.
Thank you for your follow-up, Major. I appreciate any attention you give this matter.
Today’s date: December 9, 2008
Georgia Open Records
Request for 911 Tapes/CAD Printouts
All persons requesting a 911 recording should submit the request in writing, pursuant to the Georgia Open Records Act, pursuant to the Georgia Code, 50-18-70. Acknowledgement or Response to your request shall be sent to you within three (3) business days (Georgia Code 50-18-70 (f)).
The request should include the following:
Your name, address, contact number and fax number (if available)
Regular phone no. 770.651.8413
The date and approximate time of the incident: 10:18 p.m. on September 27, 2008, according to police records as relayed by Major Conroy, of DeKalb County Police.
Brief description of the incident: I have been regularly followed and stalked by parties unknown since successfully serving suit to The Cochran Firm in its Dothan, AL office, Memphis, TN office, and to David McLaughlin, our assigned attorney regarding plaintiffs’ allegations outlined at the website http://wrongfuldeathoflarryneal.com .
I wrote thousands of people about being stalked home from work at night as I depart the Atlantic Center Building at 1201 West Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA. Guards who work there have observed my harassment and are witnesses to parties unknown hiding in their vehicle parked next to mine me on the otherwise deserted parking lot, apparently waiting for me to exit work. Cochran Firm Attorney Angela Mason answered my email to The Cochran Firm about the stalking by complaining to USDC about my email, saying I should not accuse a lawyer in that law firm of having a Caucasian man in a WHITE vehicle follow me. I believe she unintentionally gave herself away, since I never told anyone the COLOR of the vehicle that stalked me regularly, but somehow that attorney obviously knew. See the docket in our federal court case: Neals v. Cochran, Cherry, Givens & Smith; United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia; Civil Action File No. 1:07-cv-01935-TCB.
On September 27, 2008, my grandson wanted a treat, and I took him to Kroger at Harriston Road and Redan Road. The microphone feature on my computer is open (although I did not open it), and I am unable to close the feature. I was told by Microsoft Corporation that I am NOT the administrator of my own computer when I asked that firm to install extra firewalls and security. Microsoft could not help me. I suppose the microphones are used to monitor my movements, enabling others to anticipate where I am going and when, since I was laid off from my job in late February and no longer have a set schedule. (My computer is completely taken over, as I reported to DeKalb County Police in a report filed 5/10/06 with Officer Perkins, no. 2426, case no. 06‑064301, Center Precinct. I reported to Officer Perkins about my stolen emails, telephone tampering, and electronic communication interference; however, DeKalb County Police ignored Plainitff’s police report, just as my 911 call to DeKalb Police was ignored on September 27, 2008.)
Leaving Kroger around 10:00 p.m. on 9/27/08, I noticed several cars that had pulled into the Kroger lot when we did were waiting and pulled out of the Kroger lot when my grandson and I departed. The cars proceeded to travel down Redan Road headed toward Panola, which is the route I was taking. Realizing we may be again victims of stalking, I did not turn right on Panola Road to go home, not knowing whether these stalkers would open fire on us when I exited my car at home. Instead, I crossed Panola Road and made a quick left into the Petro service station at the corner of Panola and Redan. The vehicles also made the left right behind me. I proceeded across the lot at Petro without stopping and crossed Panola Road and entered the parking lot of the Chevron station at the corner. So did the vehicles that had followed me from Kroger. I got my grandson out of the car and we went inside the Chevron station. I stopped carrying a cell phone months ago when I realized it was easier to lose my tail when leaving work at night when I did not have a cell phone with me. Therefore I needed to call 911 Emergency police from inside the store, which is what I did. Officer Conroy reported to me today that I left the store’s phone number on the 911 tape, but I am sure that I gave my home address. No officers got back in touch with me regarding my emergency call until after I wrote to Congressman Johnson and Chief Bolton about the negligence of DeKalb Police to respond to my 911 call and follow up on my apparent endangerment and continuous stalking.
After waiting for about 25 minutes (which felt like a lifetime) for police to come, my niece came to help me get home safely. In the past when I was accosted this way and called for a family member to escort me home, those following me would give up and leave me alone. This night, they did not give up. The US DOT truck that was among those following me pulled right out of its position where it parked at the gas pumps when it followed me into the Chevron lot as though the driver was still going to follow me, although I had my niece to help me get home. That kind of outright harassment was new and very frightening, indeed. They were not backing down this time because I had family help and had told customers and storekeepers about being followed. Some of the customers were so afraid for me that they volunteered to wait in their cars until police came to save me and see me safely home. But no police came.
I then called my son-in-law and told him we were surrounded at the Chevron station and that no police came in about 30 minutes. I told him how my niece and I started out of the drive to go home and those following us were persistent enough to be coming right behind us, so we had to re-park. My son-in-law then came to our rescue. By the time my son-in-law arrived, I had been held up at the Chevron station for nearly an hour. During this time, the vehicles stayed, including the US DOT truck that went back to park when my niece and I gave up trying to get home without more help and re-parked.
My son-in-law got in front of my car and my niece got behind my car and we kept tightly on each other’s bumpers, and that is how I got home safely.
This is one of several occasions when I was surrounded by men in multiple cars who converged on neighborhood businesses where I was and milled around talking on cell phones, looking at me and not shopping. On one occasion, the manager of Franklin printers had to close her shop because everyone inside was afraid as these men filled the sidewalk outside and some remained in their vehicles parked just outside the computer printer. Employees leaving work had to exit out of the back door!
Another time, I was followed down Harriston Road and went into Ms. Winner’s (at the corner of Harriston and Redan) to be around people, thinking that would promote safety. The vehicles followed me in there, and some of the drivers came inside, and others stayed outside. I left Ms. Winners when two thuggish looking men entered and one of the men who had followed me inside the restaurant looked at them, then at me, and nodded his head as though to indicate me. I left Ms. Winner’s and went to Kroger on the same lot and told the guard I was being followed and had to call someone to see that I got home safely. As I wrote before in this report – having a family member escort me had worked in the past to get rid of those following me. As I spoke to the Kroger guard, three of the same men who were in Ms. Winners came into Kroger and picked up the hand-carry baskets. I was held up in Kroger awaiting assistance for about an hour. During that entire time, the three men just walked up and down the aisles and put items in and then out of their little baskets, never going to the register to pay for anything and not leaving. Kroger’s guard asked if he should call 911 for me, but I declined because someone from my family was on the way to help me get home.
The Chevron station incident was the worse stalking event because of the apparent inclusion of the US DOT truck and the lack of assistance by DeKalb 911 and because of how notorious the stalkers were, apparently not caring that other people recognized they were after me.
The reported location of the incident: Chevron service station at corner of Panola and Redan Roads.
A case number (if one is available): Please assign a case number.
The reason for the request: Police report and investigation requested.
Are you requesting (check one or both) I request both a 911 Cassette recording and a 911 printout
The costs are explained below and are accepted in Check or Money order only.
* The minimum approximate cost would be $20.00 (explanation is listed below:
* The cost of the cassette tape recording is $15.00.
* The cost for the CAD print out is $.25 per page in addition to the cost of any redaction (Portions of the documents may have been redacted based on O.C.G.A. §§ 50-18-72(a)(3), 50-18-72(a)(16), 50-18-72(a)(11.1) and 50-18-72(a)(13).
* The labor cost for the recording and/or research is based on the hourly rate of the Shift Supervisor who is qualified to make the tape.
I understand and agree to the cost of reproduction of my 911 tape and reasonable fee for administrative costs. I WOULD APPRECIATE IT IF SOMEONE ASK ANGELA MASON HOW SHE KNEW WHAT COLOR THE VEHICLE WAS THAT REGULARLY FOLLOWED ME TO STONE MOUNTAIN FROM DOWNTOWN ATLANTA WHEN I EXITED WORK AT NIGHT DURING JANUARY AND FEBRUARY 2008, AND MANAGED TO STAY ON MY TAIL NO MATTER HOW MUCH I TRIED TO LOSE THE VEHICLE BY TURNING INTO DIFFERENT SERVICE STATIONS, ETC. One night I had to pass my house and proceed back to Harriston and go into Kroger and call for assistance. After I stopped carrying a cell phone, it was much easier for me to lose my stalkers. I prayed about the situation after the Caucasian man was waiting, hiding in his vehicle next to mine on the otherwise empty lot (there were three vehicles, one on either side of mine). Atlantic Center Building at 1201 W. Peachtree has the guard’s security report on this incident.
After praying, God immediately blessed me to be laid off so that I could stop going through that nightly ordeal. God is good all of the time! However, with the microphone feature open on my computer, my movements are still tracked, apparently. I have bought five computers since my initial lawsuit against The Cochran Firm in 2005, trying to get rid of the computer administrators who take over my computers. In our initial lawsuit, the Atlanta office of The Cochran Firm where we served suit alleged that it was not a Cochran Firm office, and Georgia Superior Court dismissed our lawsuit on that basis.
Since successfully serving the federal lawsuit, I have had to have the hard drive replaced twice in one computer trying to get rid of other people being my computer Administrators and opening the microphone feature on my computer and destroying my documents at will. I bought my present computer in September, but within minutes after bringing it home, it was taken over also, and the microphone opened at the bottom of my screen. Now I just give up trying to go anyplace and I have no money to keep buying computers or replacing hard drives. These people can whatever they want, apparently. Two things that the Computer Administrators have done with my current computer which interferes with my court preparations are (1) they apparently disconnected my CD player and disc burner (that device no longer shows up in my computer hardware at all!), and (2) they destroyed my USB device where I stored files related to this court case.
I never thought we would come to another Christmas Season without having resolution regarding Larry’s secret arrest and death in government custody after filing our federal lawsuit against The Cochran Firm, but here we are. The shroud of secrecy surrounding these events has been punctured by our Internet advocacy, but censorship remains tight in mainstream media regarding Larry’s justice quest and our work to help 1.25 million other mental patients who suffer in America’s prisons for reason of their mental dysfunctions.
Despite not being able to shop this Christmas, I am blessed with life, unlike Duanna Johnson, the transgender woman who also planned to sue Memphis /Shelby County Jail, but was shot and killed execution style a few weeks after my Chevron station fright night.
Unfortunately, the poem I wrote last Christmas about my family’s denial of justice is still applicable this Holiday Season with only one edit needed: four years of dogging out Larry's elderly mother and family and atrocious treatment as U.S. citizens have turned into five years.
The unbridled stalking – open and notorious – seems to indicate that resolution is never intended to take place. But we trust in God.
Empty Chair at Christmas
There is an empty chair at our Christmas table
That was yours to fill
It’s been five long years since you left us
And we don’t know why – still
We’ve asked year after year
But no one will answer our query
Why was he arrested – why did he die
Please tell us what happened to Larry
No explanation! No records Stop asking
This is the official reply
From all the government offices
“He’s dead – let sleeping dogs lie"
But we’ll not give up, my brother
Until we know what is true
There’s an empty chair at our Christmas table
That should have been filled by you
We’ll meet for dinner again some day
At the Lamb’s great Wedding Feast
You’ll have a sound heart and clear mind
No longer last and least
Until then we’ll help those like you
Befuddled confused afraid
In jail for mental illness
May our commitment never fade
by Mary Neal (all rights reserved)
UPDATE - February 23, 2009
Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. ~ Psalm 46:10
DEKALB POLICE CHIEF BOLTON FIRED
DECATUR, Ga. -- DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis has formally terminated the employment of DeKalb Police Chief Terrell Bolton effective Tuesday.
According to a release from Ellis' office, a termination letter was forwarded to Bolton and his attorney, William McKenny.
The chief is fighting back. His lawyer says firing him is illegal.
There was never much doubt that Ellis would fire Bolton. Even Bolton's attorney expected it to happen.
"There's just a lot of stuff you don't expect a professional chief of police of a large, urban police department to be doing," Williams said.
Then said she, Sit still, my daughter, until thou know how the matter will fall ~ Ruth 3:18
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Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?
Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. ~ Matthew 25:40
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