Approximately 20,000 individuals die from firearm suicide each year. Suicides comprise nearly two-thirds of gun deaths in the United States, and firearms are the most frequently used method of suicide.
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Our intention here is to properly educate society about stalking with the hope of stricter laws for perpetrator and perjurer.
Stalking is a mental illness and should be treated as dangerous as a sexual assault, because in many ways it is. That said, it's unfortunate that 11.6%+ (and thought to exceed to 25% ) use it as a plausible defense to control, manipulate, and or hurt.
I see that your recent Stalking Law amendment was recently put on hold. Although safety should be everyone's concern and highest priority.. in the US each year according to the CDC there were 7,500,000 cases of stalking reported. Of those 7.5million, roughly 11.6% were proven to be based on perjured testimony. Before another 649,000 people are destroyed and forced to give up 3years of their life and an estimated $50,000.00 to $75,000.00 expense to hire a proper defense think about this- perjury happens 11.6% and are ultimately exonerated.
Can you imagine how many lives are destroyed by false reporting? My family suffered fatalities as a result. What's even more horrifying are those who cannot afford/ or are unwilling to be bullied into such an expense and use the court appointed attorneys having not been an actual criminal and have no proper understanding of the system.
1. A Legal Aid attorney has over 100 cases.
2. They do not have the resources to properly defend.
3. Undue process.
4. Often collusion with prosecutor.
Example. Brooke Shields filed a complaint because of a silly misunderstanding. I've known Brooke for about 14 years after her husband told me that I had to meet her and then introduced me to her. Having that introduction, and the manner of which she had responded to me the few times since, I thought she'd want to support Newtown, CT post the Sandy Hook massacre- she didn't. Brooke then expressed a retaliation after an altercation in which her assistant vandalized my car and I voiced my objection.
Ms. Shields didn't want me arrested or to have any harm come to me, but the prosecutor saw a celebrity and saw an easy win by then stacking charges against me. Through its absurdity, I challenged their false charges and lost when they used perjury and suborn perjury as a tactic. 'An ADA's mission is to win at all cost- even at the expense of one's soul' a quote from a former ADA and now government official.
I don't know about your country, but America as you may well know now uses their power to abuse the legal system and it's not a matter of right and wrong but it's all dependent on how much your willing to pay to manipulate the system.
Through good old fashion fact checking, we proved over 20 counts of perjury and the subornation of perjury and in doing so proved Ms. Shields and her husband non credible. We can also prove ADA Angelica Gregory for collusion. If our president will do it, of course it will trickle down.. and why not? Perjury is rarely punishable. Abuse of Power trickles down from the highest office down to local precincts. We see it every day.
Before you vote in new Stalking Laws, I beg you teach the police and prosecution the proper ways to identify. It's also simple, computer forensics and computers can identify a person's state of mind and a mental health evaluation should be conducted. After all, stalking is a mental deficient action and should be treated as dangerous as a sexual assault. And furthermore, lying about stalking puts everyone at risk- it causes victims to not be believed and many have died as a result.
Stalking destroys lives because a person is sick. Lying about stalking is more dangerous as it is done so with a conscious state of mind to intentionally destroy life.
Brooke Shields' non Stalker,
New York County Criminal Grand Jury
One Hogan Place
New York, NY 10013
To the Foreperson of the New York Criminal Grand Jury,
I bring to you an issue to the attention of the New York County Criminal Grand Jury that is in need of an inquiry. This involves the highly publicized case involving Mr. John M. Rinaldi, who has recently been convicted of stalking/harassing Ms. Brooke Shields after Ms. Shields procured a restraining order under false pretenses.
After a review of available information by a host of professionals, it appears that a number of violations of criminal law occurred in the procurement of her original restraining order, and also suggests that the restraining order system has been exploited and manipulated in a most egregious manner. Preliminary information suggests that other private and governmental entities may have some complicity, which may or may not include the NYPD 6th Precinct detective and inspector, a prominent entertainment publicity firm and various personnel from the New York County District Attorney, the New York City Attorney’s Office, and the New York County Superior Court.
This case is one example of exploitation, manipulation, and constitutional and due process violations in the procurement of restraining orders occurring daily in the family, civil, and criminal courts in New York County. Virtually none receive the same type of media attention as this case. The wake of destruction and devastation as well as the untold damage that this abuse causes to children and families is truly shocking and heartbreaking.
We respectfully ask that the New York County Criminal Grand Jury initiate a formal inquiry, keeping in mind that the District Attorney’s Office is the governmental entity who would oversee and present evidence to the Grand Jury, and one of our concerns is whether or not a fair, unbiased and impartial inquiry can be made. We also ask that cooperative efforts be initiated with the New York State Bar, the New York Commission on Judicial Performance, the NYPD Office of Inspector General, the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Civil Rights and Office of Inspector General, and the New York Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, (P.O.S.T.).
We are confident that if a fair, impartial and unbiased inquiry can be made, the resultant effects will be the discovery of numerous violations of criminal law and serious professional ethical violations as well, that will result in criminal convictions and necessitate legislative change of the current restraining order system, in the State of New York and perhaps the entire country.
We would appreciate a response and thank you for your attention to this most serious matter.
John M. Rinaldi.