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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.

Missing in Southfield, Michigan: Gretchen Hammond…journalist documenting probate abuses

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This is extremely disturbing news, EVERYONE, and a CALL TO ACTION. Below is a December 27, 2018 post about Gretchen Rachel Hammond, an American journalist who reportedly went missing in Southfield, Michigan, on or around December 20, 2018.

“I am posting on behalf of Gretchen Rachel Hammond family who are very worried about her. They have not heard from her for nearly a week and she did not come home for Christmas. They have reached out to her friends in Chicago and the folks she was working with in Detroit and they do not know where she is. Her cell phone goes to voicemail. The last time she reached out to them, she said she was heading to the library in Southfield Michigan. That was on December 20. Please reach out to me if you have any information.”

This development follows the post below by Gretchen about news of a threat she received.

If you know anything, please let us know at “The Face of Vulnerability” — https://www.facebook.com/TheFaceOfVulnerability — and we’ll forward the information to Mary Spaler who circulated the above missing person alert.

Gretchen Rachel Hammond

My source at the Probate Court reached out to me yesterday to let me know that I am now in considerable danger. They did not specify what “danger” entails: an attempt to discredit me before the story is published, the use of the Oakland County Sheriffs to concoct a reason to throw me behind bars (a tactic already used on a rather outspoken activist) or something quite worse. A physical attack was not ruled out. The point is, they have had quite enough of me and, if this were any other time, one might easily laugh it off.

My team is safe. I have managed to keep them completely anonymous. My research, that includes court documents, accounts, interviews and all relevant data, is also in trusted hands on both coasts via continually updated and mailed flash drives and I’m building alliances across the country on a daily basis.

“These are extremely powerful people,” I was told. “You have become radioactive to them so you need to do something about your security. There is a lot at stake here for a lot of people so make sure you take precautions.”

Anyone reading this has become a part of my heeding such a warning and I would ask you all to somehow ensure the following is protected via safety in numbers: My name is Gretchen Rachel Hammond. I am a journalist investigating systemic elder abuse and exploitation at the Oakland County Probate Court in Michigan. My team’s discoveries thus far have entered the realm of the horrifying. Thousands of elderly and vulnerable lives are in ruins or extinguished. Their homes have passed through the the hands of a disturbing group of people.

And I will not stop until this story is in print.

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