Back in 2005, when the stalking that had begun months before became incredibly dangerous and personal, I finally came to my senses and realized that my access to attorneys in Texas with my home phone tapped, U S Mail compromised, etc. was ZIP. I fled to California. Since I had discovered my medical records at Stanford Medical School Sleep Clinic compromised, I figured I could try the ACLU in California and a California attorney to crack open this case. The ACLU access was already compromised but I heard about the National Lawyers Guild. I didn’t really care so much about their politics just that they supposedly stood between the government and violations of individual rights. I had obtained the name of their Texas head and called him from my home phone in Austin. Dude (Carlos) said he couldn’t help me. Duh! With my phone compromised, how could I know it was him calling and not just an identity dummy? Although I didn’t know this then, the Feds have used identity dummies before in dealing with social justice activists. No, I went directly to their offices in San Francisco on Capp Street.
Capp Street was an experience. I was greeted pleasantly by their very small staff. I had already decided to join as a legal worker, willing to provide pro bono consulting on the weaknesses in “medical forensic sciences”. I was shown a 2004 directory for the United States. Shockingly, there were less than 200 names in this directory for the entire United States. I questioned the staff about this and was given their reassurance that this was correct. I thought this was not possible. I thought I had found, on line, references to individual practicing attorneys who were not listed. I sent in a completed application directly to their offices in New York City. To support an office that size I figured they must have more membership. The 2005 directory came in and ditto: less than 200 names in the entire United States. I eventually made it to their national meeting in Portland Oregon that fall. In the ballroom during the dinner, there were more than 200 attorneys present. I had shown this 2005 directory to the membership director for the Oregon chapter of the NLG and this man had looked at the directory musing that there were names in there of people who used to be members. I became ill that night and woke up with major aches and pains and severe memory limitations. Although the day before I could consult a map and drive thru numerous right and left turns without hesitation or having to reconsult the directions, now I had to stop at each and every intersection where I had to turn and consult the map or written directions anew. I actually scraped another car pulling away from the curb, leaving mine with a new scrape, and after pulling away decided to go around the block and come back to look at the other car but forgot by the time I got to the light at the intersection. The car I hit was an old beater so I don’t have remorse about that and I feel certain something occurred to me during the night to affect my judgment as episodes with evidence of malfeasance had occurred before then and since then. It is only during the earliest of the event that there is not enough experience yet to understand that you need a toxicology screen.
I have approached several attorneys who list with the NLG and have been turned away. I will blog about those experiences separately. I can not know definitvely that they were aware of my interactions with their firms. I do want to note one of the presentations at the Portland event that suggests some of the ?twisted? approaches that suggests even these attorneys are being used by the corporate masters. One lady had initiated a class action suit against the Oregon State penal system regarding their failure to treat inmates with hepatitis C. I was impressed but not happy. My understanding of hepatitis C is that there is more than one type. Those individuals who had acquired their infection through intravenous drug use did very poorly with the current treatments and were better off untreated. However, there was some new research from Europe that people in florid liver failure (Class 5) could be stabilized on concentrated herbal treatments so that they could be pulled off the transplant list. This option would offer the good people of Oregon the chance to do good and not evil. For those skeptics (Big Pharma and otherwise) I point out the adventures of a Marin County family who ate Death Cap as in amanita poisonous mushrooms and subsequently went into liver failure. Their physicians petitioned to have intravenous extracts of the same herbal flown in from Europe and saved their livers. So take that you effing Pharmawhores! Anyway, I happily raised my hand during comments/questions after the presentation in Portland and this attorney who had sued the State of Oregon for refusing to poison their hepatitis C inmates was not at all happy when I brought up this new research that would provide a cheap and safe solution. I began to wonder if the Pharmawhores had funded her lawsuit?
I did follow up with the membership director by taking him a copy of the directory. He was one of several attorneys who work at a firm that had a contract to provide services for the indigent persons accused of crimes. I never heard back. I went back and was told at the reception desk that I was to go away and not come back. These firms are under the direction of an attorney owner and the membership director may not have been aware however, I would have thought he would have jumped on evidence of the existence of a directory that smacked of obstruction of access to members of THE GUILD. This sure would be evidence of constitutional violations by the government.
Fast forward to 2008. I was in Hastings College of Law library and they had a 1999 directory for the NLG. I copied large portions of it and began researching the backgrounds of the attorneys. eventually, these pages and notes were spirited out of my case/hotel room never to be seen again.
Recently, here in San Francisco, the NLG held a fundraiser. I was out front signing and leafleting on the issue of being handed an incomplete directory by their own NLG staff. No one paid much attention. A few nonmembers took my information. No one has followed up.