Criminalization of Asperger Syndrome and Mental Illness-To:Sam Hargadine-Police Chief Iowa City

 Mr. Hargadine:
 Your police department was instrumental in making sure Daniel S.  Jason received a 45 year sentence for emails and two voice messages.  Daniel did not come to Iowa and did not commit any violence.  I am  recommending your police department and others in the Iowa and Illinois states watch my interview on a cable show called Cooper’s Corner.  As in  the Ferguson police shooting, it is my opinion that the Department of Justice should conduct an investigation into your police department, the prosecutor’s office and the judicial system for cruel and unusual punishment towards people with Asperger Syndrome, mental illness and disabilities. This is the opinion of Joseph M. Jason and does not necessarily represent the opinion of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Joseph M. Jason, President NAMI(National Alliance on Mental Illness) BA
Chairman Criminal Justice Action Committee
(847)537-3009

Criminalization of Asperger Syndrome and Mental Illness on Cooper’s Corner

  • Joseph M Jason Joseph M. Jason-President of NAMI BA and Board Member of CURE Illinois and Member of Mental Health Summit and Board Member of Criminal Justice Advocacy for the Mentally Ill talks about Johnson County’s Criminalization of Asperger Syndrome relating to his son Daniel who received a sentence of 45 years for non-violent crimes. There is mention of meeting with Janet Lyness, the use of shock belts, and comparisons of the treatment of his son with that of the NAZIS and the mentally ill. All of this on a highly rated Cooper’s Corner cable television show. It will be used for advocacy in the entire country. A person from the Autism Society of America was quoted as saying this was one of the most egregious cases in the country.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KuZYUF9HvU&feature=youtu.be

This is not my America by Joseph M. Jason-Chairman Criminal Justice Action Committee, President NAMI BA, CURE ILLINOIS Board Member.

36f469b2bce089e8e8ee92ff50ab506bThis is not my America by Joseph M. Jason-Chairman Criminal Justice Action Committee, President NAMI BA, CURE ILLINOIS Board Member.

Daniel S. Jason got sentenced by Judge Paul Miller to 45 years in prison for having Asperger Syndrome.  The amazing thing is that he did not even step into Iowa.  All of his communications were from Illinois.  He ended up having a bench trial because otherwise he was going to have to wear a shock belt which can knock you unconscious and cause you to defecate.  Daniel has not been violent, but like many other people with Asperger Syndrome, he is a nuisance.  His ex-girlfriend is embarrassed she had a relationship with him.  Daniel does not think he did do anything wrong.  The Judge gave him an exceptionally hard sentence because he did know show remorse like most people with Autism. 

“This message is for Cynthia Courter.  My name is Fred Thomas.  I’ve been sending you emails (to an account that you do not use anymore) and would like you to respond back to me.  If you can’t respond back to me I really hope that I don’t have to send your office some really, I don’t know embarrassing information perhaps.  So if you can just write back to me and answer my questions that I’ve asked for you I’d really appreciate it.  Bye.”

“Yeah Cynthia Courter, you need to text message me or us email me or seething cause I’m really getting angry and I’m going to tell your employer all your dirty information, all your secrets and if you think you’re going to be really embarrassed you should respond back to me.  Bye.”

Where is NAMI?  Where is the Autism Society of America?  Where are the citizens of Iowa? 

Iowa has adopted a system that was started in NAZI Germany.  Wartime, Adolf Hitler suggested, “was the best time for the elimination of the incurably ill.” Many Germans did not want to be reminded of individuals who did not measure up to their concept of a “master race.” The physically and mentally handicapped were viewed as “useless” to society, a threat to Aryan genetic purity, and, ultimately, unworthy of life. At the beginning of World War II, individuals who were mentally retarded, physically handicapped, or mentally ill were targeted for murder in what the Nazis called the “T-4,” or “euthanasia,” program.

Iowa knows that people with Asperger Syndrome are prone to be bullied so giving Daniel a life sentence is equivalent to killing him.  I told Janet Lyness that in a meeting that she might as well shoot Daniel in the back alley with her proposed charges. 

I accuse prosecutor Janet Lyness, Judge Paul Miller and Police Chief Sam Hargadine for crimes against humanity.  They deserve a just sentence in the Iowa Department of Corrections. 

Do you want to know more?

I recently appears on a cable station on a show called Cooper’s Corner.  The link will be provided at a later date for additional information.

Read the petition also.

http://www.change.org/petitions/janet-lyness-county-attorney-johnson-county-daniel-s-jason-should-get-treatment-instead-of-incarceration-the-criminalization-of-asperger-syndrome-must-end

Criminal Justice Action Committee Compares Johnson County to NAZI’s T-4 Program

Release to Associated Press-Today August 4, 2014, the Chairman of the Criminal Justice Action Committee, Joseph M. Jason compared the sentencing of Daniel S. Jason to 45 years for non-violent crimes as a page out of the NAZI’s T-4 program or “euthanasia” program. “Daniel need treatment and not incarceration.” Mr. Jason stated that he wished that the trial has been televised. The Autism Society of America as well as many other groups has called this one of the most egregious cases ever seen involving a person with autism.

Wartime, Adolf Hitler suggested, “was the best time for the elimination of the incurably ill.” Many Germans did not want to be reminded of individuals who did not measure up to their concept of a “master race.” The physically and mentally handicapped were viewed as “useless” to society, a threat to Aryan genetic purity, and, ultimately, unworthy of life. At the beginning of World War II, individuals who were mentally retarded, physically handicapped, or mentally ill were targeted for murder in what the Nazis called the “T-4,” or “euthanasia,” program.

The “euthanasia” program required the cooperation of many German doctors, who reviewed the medical files of patients in institutions to determine which handicapped or mentally ill individuals should be killed. The doctors also supervised the actual killings. Doomed patients were transferred to six institutions in Germany and Austria, where they were killed in specially constructed gas chambers. Handicapped infants and small children were also killed by injection with a deadly dose of drugs or by starvation. The bodies of the victims were burned in large ovens called crematoria.

 

45 years for not even seeing a “victim”-Judge Miller of Iowa makes a name in history

The Judge, the Prosecutor and the Police chief just don’t care about mental illness and they don’t care about Asperger Syndrome. For a judge to give my son consecutive sentences instead of concurrent is no different than a a NAZI during WWII just following orders. The same for the prosecutor and the police chief. If it were in my power, I would put Judge Miller, Prosecutors Janet Lyness, Beth Beglin and Police Chief Hargadine in prison for a year to learn about the difference between non-violent offenders and real criminals. This is the only way they could get an education about organic brain disorders.They totally ignored an expert in the field Doctor Mark Mills and his assessment. They expect a person with Asperger Syndrome to show remorse. They think you can control your behavior when you have an organic brain disorder. As g-d is my witness and as long as I breathe, the tale of the story of Daniel S. Jason in Johnson county, Iowa will be told. I swear on the graves of my beloved departed parents. I will continue to advocate against mass incarceration. I will continue to advocate for treatment instead of incarceration. There is fire in my belly and I will channel it in a constructive way. I have purpose in my life. I have already met with Congressman Brad Schneider and more will follow.

To the so called victim-A higher power will also hold you accountable for creating the state that my son is in with your replacement babies. I know the truth.  

 

 

 

Non-Violent Son With Asperger Syndrome Given 45 years [object Object]

https://www.change.org/p/janet-lyness-county-attorney-johnson-county-daniel-s-jason-should-get-treatment-instead-of-incarceration-the-criminalization-of-asperger-syndrome-must-end/u/53c0bb42b1d022336383452a

 

Non-Violent Son With Asperger Syndrome Given 45 years

Jul 12, 2014 — Thank you to those who wrote letters to the Judge and have supported me and my family. This is what the Judge thinks of the letters received from the National Alliance on Mental Illness and others. . Daniel was given years for non-violent crimes.
DEFT WAS SENTENCED AS A HABITUAL OFFENDER ON EACH COUNT PER
IA CODE SEC 902.8 & 902.9(3). 15 YRS PRISON EACH COUNT TO BE
SERVED CONSECUTIVELY. DEFT MUST SERVE A MINIMUM OF 3 YRS ON
EACH COUNT BEFORE HE IS ELIGIBLE FOR PAROLE. DEFT SHALL PAY
ATTY FEES IN THE AMT APPROVED IN THE COMPENSATION APPL NOT
TO EXCEED THE PUBLIC DEFENDER FEE GUIDELINES. ALL SUMS DUE &
PAYABLE BY 07/11/14.
This is not the America that I want to live in. This is not the America that our founding fathers would approve of. This is a sad commentary on how we treat our disabled. The battle for justice will continue. I will not bow, I will not break, I will continue to advocate. I cannot forgive nor forget the Judges, Prosecutors,
or Police Chief of Iowa City and the so called “victim”. Your day of judgement will come from a higher power and it will not be favorable.