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NASGA Press Release: National guardianship abuse awareness organization applauds Michigan Lt. Governor’s decision to replace State Public Administrator

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December 2, 2019                    For Immediate Release

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As both an advocate for victims of guardianship abuse and legislative change nationwide, the National Association to Stop Guardian Abuse (NASGA) commends Michigan Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist’s decision appointing Katharyn Barron as State Public Administrator as a hopeful step in the right direction in a state which has been plagued with horrific abuses of constitutional, statutory and human rights of individuals under guardianship and their families allegedly committed by County Public Administrators and Probate Court Judges for the past 30 years.

Although the November 22 announcement by Attorney General Dana Nessel curiously omitted any mention of former State Public Administrator Michael Moody, who held the position for over eight years, NASGA Community Outreach Coordinator Gretchen Rachel Hammond says the decision to replace him is long overdue.

Prior to joining NASGA, Hammond was an award-winning investigative journalist who published an August, 2019 groundbreaking five-part series detailing alleged abuses by now-former Oakland County Public Administrators in over 2,000 cases. The articles noted that Moody had been consistently unresponsive to complaints by desperate families who reached out to him stating that public administrators, acting as guardians and conservators, were isolating, abusing and stealing from the estates of seniors and developmentally disabled individuals placed under Oakland County Probate Court guardianship often after petitions filed by agencies such as Michigan’s Adult Protective Services which were not accompanied by any corroborating medical evidence. More

TS Radio Network: Gretchen Rachel Hammond Updates

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Join us this evening as Gretchen Rachel Hammond returns!  We have  lot to talk about!

We will be discussing the do’s and don’ts of survivors of guardianship abuse and, the failure of agencies to act when a crime is reported to them with evidence.  It would appear, it is only a crime if someone outside the inner circle does it.  If it is one of these tribunal participants like probate examiners, guardians, attorneys and others who routinely traffic the elderly and disabled through these kangaroo courts, nothing will be done.  The police won’t respond, nor will any agency whose sole existence is supposed to be making sure these things don’t happen no matter who does it! Obviously if you are connected to these rackets no one will make a move against you.

Gretchen will also speak about her new position with the National Association to Stop Guardian Abuse (NASGA) where she will head up Community Outreach.  After her year long investigation on the massive abuses taking place in Michigan probate tribunals, Gretchen is off on a new endeavor!

TS Radio Network: Avoiding probate, attorney’s and kangaroo courts

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Gretchen Rachel Hammond: Michigan Politicians and Agencies Turn A Blind Eye To The Rampant Abuse of Seniors

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Gretchen Rachel Hammond

https://www.gretchenrachelhammond.com/

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An FYI on how much state and national organizations care about the abuse of elderly/developmentally disabled people, if nothing else as a time saver for folks who want to report such cases.

Since I have evidence of people endangered in illegal, unlicensed facilities with subhuman conditions, which the Attorney General doesn’t want, I have been keeping a running tally of agencies both inside and outside of Michigan I called with a simple request:

“These are people whose lives are in danger. I would like to report multiple crimes. To whom do I send the addresses of these group homes, home/property owner, names of the victims and the guardians who put them there?”

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs: Left messages. No response.

Adult Protective Services: Hung up on me.

Office of the Inspector General: No response.

Federal Bureau of Investigation: No response.

Michigan Elder Justice Initiative: “Call the Attorney General.”

State Long Term Care Ombudsman: No response.

AARP: “We have our own plans to address guardianship issues. We don’t want to talk about them.”

National Center on Elder Abuse: Received email September 11 stating they were going to try and reach out to someone in Michigan. No response to follow up messages.

Justice in Aging: No reply to voicemails.

American Society on Aging: “We don’t help people with that.”

National Consumer Voice for Long Term Care: Won’t pick up their phone. No response to voicemails.

Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper: “Good luck with that.”

Michigan State Police: “This is a civil matter.”

US Attorney Michigan, Civil Rights Division: No response.

All State Reps and Senators: No response except two.

Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper: “The Senator does not appreciate your constant attacks on the Attorney General.”

Michigan Sen. Peter Lucido: I can’t help you. My advice is to contact the Macomb County Bar Association, the Michigan State Police or the FBI.”

First time I can remember I’ve tried to report a crime and no one has cared. I guess if they were kids and not the elderly and developmentally disabled and if a group of attorneys and judges were not involved who have paid off people like Dana Nessel and Gretchen Whitmer, something would have been done months ago.

But let’s be honest here, America does not give a fuck about anyone it considers disposable.

I just want it clear and on record. I have attempted to report a crime. I have been fundamentally clear that lives are in danger. For whatever reason, no one wants to hear about it.

TS Radio Network: Harold Jackson and Michigan Probate Abuses

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Michigan Probate Puts Elderly and Disabled in Danger

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Gretchen Rachel Hammond

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I’m not giving up.

If I have to fight alone the Michigan Attorney General, along with all her supporters, the Michigan State Legislature, a collectively apathetic Michigan media, Facebook and this damnable probate court until the attorneys and judges committing atrocities against the elderly and developmentally disabled are in jail, I will.

I know a lot of folks are probably sick of what you could argue had become a single note in my life of late. I can’t share it here at the moment but I’ll be damned if I’m going to stop trying to raise awareness.

But if it was you, and you saw these crimes against the helpless, knew they were still happening and it was equally clear no one, outside the victims, their families or advocacy groups, gave a shit or was prepared to take any action, what would you do?

So in the spirit of #JonathanVanderhagen who was jailed for calling out a Michigan judge, Dana Nessel are you listening?

I accuse you of being complicit in the abuse, neglect, torture, robbery, brutalization and isolation of Michigan’s most vulnerable.

I accuse you of being an accomplice in the destruction of evidence of these crimes.

I accuse you of breaching your duty as Attorney General and of outright deception to the people of Michigan.

Are you sufficiently threatened yet? If so, I dare you to come and arrest me.

Because if you think because I’m alone I’m weak, you understand very little. If you have anything to do with protecting the people committing those crimes and you are not afraid, then you understand nothing at all.

So, for your own sake, understand this:

I’m going to find you. I’m going to expose you and I will never ever stop.

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