AIMI v USA -Lawuit for Criminalizing Mental Illness

Mary wrote: “”AIMI vs. USA” claimants phone conference beginning now and at noon EST on the first consecutive Saturday and Sunday each month. AIMI plans a lawsuit in International Court to compensate families and individuals for discrimination against people with mental illness, to be filed in 2015. Join us at (605)562-0020, Meeting I.D. Code: 992-212-650. If that fails, the backup number is (805)360-1075, Joseph M Jason and friends. Families are due payment for Legal Abuse Syndrome (LAS), and mentally ill people who are prosecuted rather than treated for mental illness deserve payment for pain and suffering and discrimination against mental health conditions as opposed to physical health conditions.”

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    Dear Autism advocates, disability rights activists, & compassionate people compelled to make a difference:

    The purpose of this message is to unite the families, friends and advocates of those with Autism to demand action from our elected leaders. If the following story can happen to Garrett, it can happen to anyone with Autism.

    John Garrett Smith, a brilliant mechanical engineer, entrepreneur, and inventor with Asperger’s Syndrome, has steadily gained support throughout an unimaginable ordeal involving 18 months of incarceration on false charges while awaiting trial. During this time, the individuals who orchestrated these events, some of whom work within the criminal justice system, proceeded to steal his business assets, business identity, and attempted to capitalize on a highly technical patent-pending process, the development of which he has devoted the majority of his career.

    On December 3rd, 2014, at the conclusion of a bench trial in which he had been fooled into accepting, John Garrett Smith was wrongly convicted of attempted murder II and assault II, crimes he did not commit. The conviction was not based in fact. The available evidence, most of which was unlawfully suppressed, was in his favor. Garrett was sentenced to 12 years in prison based upon tampered evidence, unsubstantiated testimony and hearsay.

    In the aftermath of this travesty of justice, those who have become interested and taken the time to review court documents, court video, police reports, medical testimony, evidentiary exhibits, suppressed evidence, and much more, have been astounded and appalled. Those who have any awareness of Asperger’s Syndrome and disability rights law have been enraged. Garrett’s vulnerability stems from his extremely trusting nature combined with a lack of awareness of social danger. The way in which he has been exploited, manipulated and maliciously prosecuted in Clark County, Vancouver, WA was and is unconscionable.

    Garrett is now serving time in Clallam Bay Corrections Center in Washington State. To add insult (and danger) to injury, he has been “mistakenly” categorized with the highest level of criminal offenders and placed in maximum security with those who are considered to pose the greatest threat to human life. Garrett Smith has no prior felony convictions.

    John Garrett Smith’s conviction is currently awaiting appeal in the Washington State court system. With representation by the Law Offices of John Henry Browne, in Seattle—a legal team famous for success with high-profile criminal cases, optimism that justice will be served in this case is steadily increasing.

    As an adult living with challenges associated with Asperger’s Syndrome, Garrett Smith is not alone regarding his experience with the criminal justice system. The lack of awareness and training regarding ASD within the system is problematic in itself. Add to that a refusal to re-evaluate a preconceived and standardized belief about behaviors associated with guilt, and a defendant who exhibits common characteristics of a neurodevelopmental disability is highly unlikely to be assumed innocent, at which point, the idea of “due process” disappears.

    Leading up to Garrett Smith’s appeal, our goal is to present his story to a wide and diverse audience. As a result, we hope to create awareness that the system continues to abuse, marginalize, and neglect the rights of individuals with high functioning Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. As long as this travesty of justice goes unrecognized, innocent and vulnerable adults will continue to be ripped from their families, and in many cases such as Garrett’s, highly productive contributions to society, to sit in prisons where they do not belong and are even less equipped to survive.

    For more information about the wrongful conviction of John Garrett Smith, including the harassment and witness intimidation we have experienced as advocates for his innocence, Google search the following:

    Garrett’s Voice blog

    For more information, or to refer us to others who may be able to help, please feel free to contact us:

    Traci Eccles and Guy Bini

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