Veiled Threat from "KK," by Mary Neal
Halleluiah! The Cochran Firm’s Atlanta office found its identity! See this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlcolpUzckU. The law office vehemently denounced being any part of The (Johnnie) Cochran Firm in order to have my family’s lawsuit regarding The Cochran Firm Fraud dismissed in 2006. What can clients do when they discover they have been defrauded by their attorneys in order to save a jail where a family member suffered wrongful death after weeks of secret incarceration? The dead man’s family can justifiably sue their attorneys. But when it has been determined that there will be no disclosure or accountability for a death, the road to justice is long, tedious, and froth with dangers and roadblocks by adversaries who use their individual roles to hide the truth with cult-like loyalty. Reminds one of a pac.
Ours is the only American family in the 21st century to have a member secretly arrested and returned a corpse with no explanation, excuse, full autopsy report, arrest records, and denied any investigation. We contracted with The Cochran Firm to represent us against Shelby County Memphis Jail after the atrocity, as laid out in http://thewrongfuldeathofLarryNeal.com, but our lawyers worked with the jail to hide his demise and circumvent justice.
What does a law firm do if it has no defense against the family’s claims of fraud and deliberate malpractice? The law firm can simply commit perjury in court, saying that it does not exist, but go right ahead operating every day within spitting distance of the court that issued an order of non‑existence to save the firm from lawsuit.
The Neals were issued a court order that there is NO COCHRAN FIRM OFFICE IN GEORGIA. We were then allowed to sue that law firm in United States District Court on a diversity basis, meaning that we sued based on the premise that there was no Cochran Firm office at all in Georgia. The Cochran Firm raised no objection to my filing diversity and the federal court accepted the diversity action. Everyone was agreed the Cochran Firm did not exist in Georgia. Everyone knew that was false. But the falsehood was backed up with a court order of “non-existence” issued by Georgia Superior Court in a perversion of justice to save The Cochran Firm from my family’s lawsuit for defrauding us to save the jail that was responsible for Larry Neal’s death. For background information, please see http://wrongfuldeathoflarryneal.com
I tried to warn Ms. Kathryn Johnston’s family about these attorneys’ regarding suits against law enforcement. Within six months of The Cochran Firm getting a court order that it had no Georgia office to dodge going to trial for its fraud against the Neals, the law firm signed contract to represent another black family who had lost a member to police violence: Ms. Kathryn Johnston, the 92-year-old woman who was killed in a hail of 39 bullets during a police home invasion. The article mentions that the three police officers sentenced in Ms. Johnston’s death will now pay her $8,000+ funeral expenses. I hope I missed something.
New Info re: Police Cover-up After Kathryn Johnston's Death
What happens when:
~ a sick man dies in jail under secret arrest and the lawyers who take the case actually work against their clients to save the jail from lawsuit?
~ and the law firm then disclaims the identity of its East Coast office to dodge the family’s lawsuit for its fraud
~ and a judge issues a court order based on the law firm’s false claims that it is not an office of The Cochran Firm
~ and the family persists and sues the law firm again in federal court
~ and perhaps everyone except the deceased’s family wish the whole case would simply disappear because the wrongful death of another black man by police – especially a sick one – is not held as relevant, and his family’s insistence on justice is inconvenient to important people?
The answer derived at seems to be: Apply intimidation through cyberstalking, actual in-person stalking, interfere with the plaintiffs’ computer operations to circumvent the family’s attempts to file pleadings in federal court timely and silence their crying “FOUL!” to the world over the Internet, and if all else fails to silence the dead man’s faimily, plan actual bodily harm against the plaintiffs.
A noted law firm is allowed to play a "now you see us, now you don't" game in courts. It has one identity when accepting a client, but disclaims that identity when being sued. Count how many times the Atlanta office of The Cochran Firm denied that identity in this pleading filed in Georgia Superior Court: http://wrongfuldeathoflarryneal.com/docs/Ex05_CCGSSRogResponses.pdf
Does this sound like a little more governmental support than one would expect for a law firm founded by and largely populated with African American lawyers with a strong reputation for successfully suing police departments and corporations on behalf of mostly minority clients?
Is another agenda being carried out now in Johnnie Cochran’s name?
Hear this NPR Radio interview by a former Cochran Firm attorney, Shawn Holley, who is suing The Cochran Firm for race discrimination. Ms. Holley claims that she and other attorneys were terminated after refusing to go along with the law firm’s program of rendering inadequate legal services to minority clients. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=12171473
Having been deprived of the righteous opportunity to take our justice quest before 12 jurors, we took it before thousands. See http://wrongfuldeathoflarryneal.com . Also see my blog: http://www.care2.com/c2c/share/sharebook
The identity the Atlanta law office of The Cochran Firm was allowed to used in Georgia Superior Court as being "wholly owned and operated" as a Georgia P.C. was a lie. The Georgia Secretary of State had no such "P.C." as that registered at any time. This was just a ruse to dodge our family's fraud lawsuit after The Cochan Firm tricked my 80-year-old grieving mother inso a bogus contract to be her wrongful death attorneys after the secret arrest and wrongful death of Larry Neal in Shelby County Jail Memphis TN. Is that called "perjury"? See how her tears mar the contract at this link: http://wrongfuldeathoflarryneal.com/docs/Ex03_CochranFirmContract.pdf
The Neal plaintiffs are very inconvenient, like Larry was for Memphis police. For months, Larry's elderly mother and sister have received threatening emails, and messages flash across my computer screen about kidnappings, asbestos poisoning, and induced cancers (Johnnie Cochran died from cancer four years ago in March, shortly after forming a partnership with Alabama attorneys).
What is the answer? Apparently parties decided to apply intense intimidation and possibly resort to bodily harm against the Neal plaintiffs.
We have been stalked through emails and in person. Police did not come the hour I waited terrified while surrounded by four cars of men and a USDOT truck on 9/27/08. Weeks later, Duanna Johnson, the transgender person who was suing Shelby County Jail for being beaten (on film), was executed near her home. I have stayed home ever since. See The Cochran Firm Fraud Videos 1 and 2, published for protection after my frightening stalking incident last September:
Cochran Firm Fraud Video 2
Cochran Firm Fraud Video 1
Now there are new neighbors in four houses across the street from me (foreclosures), but no for sale or for rent signs went up that I recall. The people drive new cars with driveout tags, and many of their visitors also use drive out tags. These people don't seem to work; they are nearly always home. One man sits in his truck facing my home for hours in the cold, just looking. Here is the email I received last night from KK:
--- On Fri, 2/27/09, K K <NOREPLY650@myfanbox.com> wrote:
Subject: I sent you beads for Mardi Gras
Date: Friday, February 27, 2009, 5:16 PM
A simple “hey” may not seem like much of a threat to most people. But when a black family who is attempting to hold law enforcement accountable for a possible lynching gets a greeting from someone identifying himself with K’s, it is discomforting. Unfortunately, when caught in wrongdoing, some people resort to trying to harass or even elimiante victims who can attest to their injustice. The Neal plaintiffs are inconvenient to The Cochran Firm, which defrauded them. We are troublesome to the USDOJ, which refused to investigate Larry’s death for five years and probably allowed Shelby County Jail officials to enter false testimony regarding inmate welfare in reports and during hearings to release the jail from federal overview. We are a thorn in the side to the Tennessee Bar, which refused to even censure The Cochran Firm for doing things that other attorneys have been disbarred for doing. The Neal’s insistence on fairness is likely an embarrassment to the court which issued The Cochran Firm a writ of nonexistence to dodge our lawsuit following its fraud. Perhaps those people work together, and my mother and I are inconvenient, like Larry Neal was before us. We recognize that we are in danger, but we trust in God.
It is apparently perilous to sue Shelby County Jail, a facility with no patience for anyone “different.” In fact, Larry was a part of a line of mentally ill citizens abused or killed by law enforcement in Memphis between 2003 and 2005. Duanna Johnson was also “different,” being a transgender person. Duanna planned to sue Shelby County Jail after her beating by police was caught on tape, but instead, she was executed on November 9, 2008. I tried to warn Duanna just as I tried to warn Ms. Kathryn Johnston’s family. But when I called Duanna Johnson’s lawyers in June 2008, I was surprised to learn that Julian Bolton, Esq. worked there - the same attorney who was both managing partner at The Cochran Firm’s Memphis office and a County Commissioner when The Cochran Firm contracted with my family. Therefore, I was not surprised to learn that when Duranna was murdered nine months after her brutal beating in Shelby County Jail’s intake area, her lawsuit had never been filed, despite the 12-month Tennessee statute of limitations.
Shelby County Jail was under USDOJ supervision when Larry was secretly arrested and died there. Before Larry’s death, the United States had already sued Shelby County Jail for its atrocious prisoner abuses. Despite its oversight position, the USDOJ refuses to investigate Larry’s death. Although I believe the law requires deaths of citizens on government property to be investigated or at least reported, the USDOJ decided there would be no accountability for Larry Neal. Our petition to the USDOJ for an investigation can be opened and the comments viewed without the need to sign, by selecting "view signatures." Many people object to America becoming one of those countries where people suddenly "disappear" into government custody and emerge dead, while those who dare to ask what happened endure legal trickery, censorship, intimidation, and possibly harm. http://www.petitiononline.com/Neal/petition.html
The Cochran Firm fraud to protect the jail and the courts where it continues may be a legacy of former Attorney General Gonzales, who was over the USDOJ when Larry died and was indicted last autumn for deliberately preventing investigations of county jails for his own profit: http://my.nowpublic.com/health/indicted-vp-cheney-and-former-attorney-general-gonzales-private-prison-profiteers
The Neal family does not count on the police, based on the fact that when I was surrounded on September 27, 2008, at my neighborhood Chevron station by men in four cars and a man in a USDOT truck, the police did not come during the hour I waited there with my little grandson feeling very frightened. Neither do police attempt to follow up and conduct any investigation on my family's ongoing terrorism, and I have asked for help several times.
It is extraordinary that Cochran Firm attorney Angela Mason knew what color the vhicle used to follow me. She wrote a pleading and complained to USDC that I had written her an email about being followed every night as I left work last January and February. I sent the email to everyone on my email list (about 2,000 people). It was not directed just to her or The Cochran Firm. However, when she complained to the court, she made the mistake of declaring to Judge Batten that the Cochran Firm had not hired a Caucasian man in a WHITE vehicle follow Mary Neal. That was her mistake, because I had never shared with anyone the color of the vehicle that followed me most often. So how could she know the color since vehicles come in all hues - ESP?
It is surprising that any law firm would be able to lay down and pick up its advertised identity at will without censure from consumer protection agencies which I contacted, including FCC, FTC, and BBB. (BBB refused to take a report on The Cochran Firm, and FTC and FCC took a report, issued a report number, and did nothing.) Many of my stalking incidents - in cyberspace and in person - are filed in our USDC lawsuit against The Cochran Firm. Affidavits are on file in the case, including one by the owner of the computer rental business where I was often forced to go when parties sent strong viruses to destroy operations on my home computer. Her business was surrounded about 30 minutes after I arrived by four cars of men who exited their vehicles and stood around on the sidewalk outside her business talking on cellphones and looking at me through the glass. Her customers and employees were so concerned that she locked the doors to her business, and employees leaving work left out of the back.
Here we sit, surrounded by new neighbors with a keen interest in our home, including some who seem to drive too long on drive-out tags. Someone apparently ordered wireless Internet for my address, perhaps to better access and control my computer operations. Therefore, I gave up using my laptop, which has a wireless card. Instead, I resumed using an older computer that has no wireless capabilities. Can you believe that one day, my Internet provider came to my home and tried to deliver a wireless modem? He said it was free - someone had ordered it! I declined.
My mother and I are under self-imposed house arrest for safety, with regular threatening messages coming through via cyberspace. I write articles to try to keep the dogs off while law enforcement seems to side with our oppressors, and mainstream journalists ignore the drama. Our electronic communication is hampered, emails monitored and prohibited at will. Only three emails from persons who read http://wrongfuldeathoflarryneal.com were allowed to reach the Neals so far, despite the high interest shown by thousands of people who visit the site, read my articles, and visit my Care2 blog at this link: http://www.care2.com/c2c/share/sharebook
Since mainstreatm does not consider any of this newsworthy, we report it ourselves. My family does not know if reporting ourselves is necessary because mainstream media carries paid ads for The Cochran Firm or for some other reason. I believe public disclosure and staying home are key to safety. We are always thankful when readers help publicize our plight by putting our films or articles on their websites. Our ordeal must be something like the Anne Frank family in Nazi Germany endured and slaves who used the Underground Railroad to escape oppression.
See more of my articles about this justice quest at the Articles link beneath my signature below, or type "Mary Neal" in NowPublic.com's search field under "subject." Also, see IndyMedia, OpEdNews, and other online journals. Some of my articles cover in depth the people and news stories that I touched upon in this article, and others present information about Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill, an organization founded after Larry’s secret death to help other mentally dysfunctional citizens in U.S. jails and prisons – about1.25 million people. Most of my writing centers around various justice struggles, of which there is no lack.
This week, my family will seek protection under U.S. Code 18 and other applicable federal law. While we attempt to sort this out with the authorities and apply for assistance, we hope the many thousands of people who know about this will watch our neighbors and our backs. The latest threat we received yesterday simply said, “This is going to be too easy.” My 86-year-old mother cried, but we will persevere.
Maybe Larry Neal, middle-aged black man with a lifelong history of mental dysfuctions, is less than a dog to those lawyers and to "KK," and less worthy of investigation than Michael Vick's dogs to the United States Government, but his family and a number of other people differ with that opinion. We await Dog Justice.
DOG JUSTICE ©
Too bad you weren't a dog, my brother
In my heart, I cried
Many more people would care about you
And wonder why you died
You had no spots or floppy ears
You never fetched a ball
Instead, you were a human being
But poor, black, and flawed
You died in jail for mental illness
I know down in my heart
Your death would be investigated
If only you could bark
Dog deaths get swift justice
Their abusers are sent to jail
Poor Mama would have closure now
If you'd had a wagging tail
But you were made in God's image
And some day, I have no doubt
The mentally ill and American dogs
Will have at least equal clout
by Mary Neal
(all rights reserved)
So far, the Neal’s justice quest has met with opposition by the
~ Tennessee Bar, which found nothing wrong with a Cochran Firm lawyer tricking his clients, hiding a major conflict of interest, doing nothing to work on their legal cases for 10.5 months of the 12 month statute of limitations while lying to clients about work being done, refusing to answer client requests for status information, and submitting documents which were proved to be fraudulent directly to the Bar during an investigation (lawyers who are censured by this Bar for lesser offenses should revolt);
~ the Georgia Bar, which refused to accept a complaint against The Cochran Firm until ordered to do so by the Georgia Attorney General’s office;
~ Georgia Superior Court, which reportedly “lost” important pleadings from the court file and ruled that the most famous law firm in the state which was spitting distance from the judge’s chambers did not exist, and meanwhile the law firm’s commercials never ended (misleading advertising?);
~ Shelby County Government, which decided not reveal the details of Larry’s secret arrest and death, and the County Coroner’s office felt that a fuzzy copy of a partial autopsy report via facsimile was all Larry’s survivors would get.
~ The USDOJ, protectors of “equal justice for all,” could not be bothered to investigate Larry’s death or the reason for Shelby County Jail did not fulfilling its federal reporting requirements regarding Larry’s demise. The USDOJ was much too busy investigating the abuse and deaths of Michael Vick’s dogs during part of this period.
There are so many adversaries to this justice quest that Larry’s family decided to center on The Cochran Firm, which reneged on its contractual duty, and leave the others to Karma. At least, that was the plan.
As you can see from this article, it is unnecessary for anyone to rely on the Neals' account regarding these horrible and illegal acts. Clear and inarguable evidence exists for every allegation, which is why The Cochran Firm decided to falsely claim its Atlanta office did not exist rather than to meet Larry’s survivors in court. The DOCUMENTS tab on the website carries more proof http://wrongfuldeathoflarryneal.com. It is our right to present this evidence before a jury. In fact, trial by jury is one of the most valuable privileges belonging to citizens in America. Unfortunately, there is a widening gulf between Americans’ rights that are written on paper and their fulfillment in the lives of "we the people."
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