Monday, February 11, 2013

Open Letter to President Obama HELP ME: Employment Discrimination Hurts, Kills, and Destroys Victims

Updated 1/1/16 I Pray that President Obama will use his 1/12/16 SOTU Address to discuss employment discrimination and RACISM. If President Obama looks racism in the face and doesn't blink it will help GOTV for Hillary Clinton in 2016.

Updated August 27, 2015, RIP Alison Parker and Adam Ward--- Bryce Williams shooting and murdering people was unacceptable and wrong even if he was a victim like me of employment discrimination and retaliation.


I am the mother of a Marine who served this country for four years as a military police officer. My son is currently a police officer. I am also an African-American woman who was unjustly terminated by New York State Department of Correctional Services on November 2, 1998, after filing an employment discrimination lawsuit on October 15, 1997.
 I believe that former LA cop Christopher Dorner’s and Bryce Williams deadly ordeals, my personal employment discrimination experience and legal case, and your 2012 reelection make this a perfect time to address employment discrimination. One of the possible ways that you can address this issue which I believe contributes to the high unemployment rate in African-Americans communities is to assemble a council or board to address and investigate employment discrimination in this country.

Bryce Williams ( Vester Flanagan) and Christopher Dorner’s inexcusable reaction to their alleged employment discrimination was to KILL. In the end both Flanagan and Dorner also died for work related interactions that they labeled employment discrimination. 

My appropriate but unsuccessful reaction to my three-year hostile work environment and four-year Pro-Se legal battle against Eliot Spitzer and his staff was to seek legal redress. I appealed the dismissal of my case by the District Court to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. The Court refused to review it. The US Supreme Court got my case wrong just like they did in the Citizen United case.

I wrote a book that includes direct evidence including original documents uploaded as pictures that proves my allegations of discrimination and retaliation. I mailed copies of the original book titled "A Case of Employment Discrimination and Retaliation Real or Imagined" to you and Eric Holder.

 I created blogs, contacted Buffalo New York District Attorney, who confirmed that Spitzer filed perjured declarations, and in 2005 emailed documents to 2 United States Justice Department attorneys, who referred the case to the FBI after confirming that declarations and/or depositions in case were perjured. Despite the direct evidence that supported perjury George W. Bush Justice Department didn't charge anyone with perjury in my case.

I contacted print, radio, and television media personalities, posted videos and reports on CNN-I-Report and Youtube that highlighted it.  I matched with Al Sharpton and Martin Luther King III for Jobs and Justice on October 15, 2011, in Washington, DC. I voted for you in 2008 and volunteered as a Vote Corps volunteer for OFA at my own expense in  Norfolk, VA for your successful 2012 reelection.

I hoped and prayed that someone will give my story a voice. I prayed that you would use my story and case to make America a more just nation by helping racial employment discrimination victims. 

My prayer today (January 1, 2016) is that you will finally acknowledge that you are aware of all of my efforts. That you will use your last State of the Union to address the fact that my case is an undeniable example of employment discrimination.

You can help change hearts and minds about racism by telling nation that employment discrimination in many cases is REAL. You can tell them to read many of my blogs or book to view the evidence for themselves.

My FACTUAL allegation is that Attorney General Eliot Spitzer filed seven (7) perjured declarations in a district federal court. All of the following people employed by New York State signed their respective perjured declarations: Mike Russo, New York State Assistant Attorney General (who is still employed by NYS AG office), Gerald Goncalves (Hispanic male), Diversity Management, Superintendent Anginell Andrews (African-Amer), Sergeant William Reed (White male), James Berbary (White male), and Deputy Superintendent of Administration, and Lee Gould, (Jewish?)Director of Personnel have never been held accountable for committing the crime of perjury. 

New York State Assistant Solicitor Generals Nancy A. Spiegel and Denise A. Hartman Appellant's Brief to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals Court also contained perjured statements. One of the lies presented several times in the brief was that I was terminated December 7, 1998. The Defendants admitted in their answer to my February 19, 1999, that I was terminated on November 2, 1998. 

In their Brief Hartman and Spiegel purposely deceived the court when discussing the January 29, 1999, court order that granted my motion to amend my complaint to include the retaliatory November 2, 1998, termination. Their brief  just like Spitzer's summary judgment Memorandum of Law and declaration of Mike Russo contained the perjured statement that I was terminated on December 7, 1998.

As of today’s date September 1, 2015,  (February 11, 2013 original date of post), none of my actions have been successful in giving me peace, justice, clearing my name, receiving entitled disability retirement benefits, and/or getting you to amend Civil Rights Act 1964 or address the destructive role that employment discrimination plays in Black lives.

Unlike BORNER I believe in God and Jesus and that belief has keep me sane and HOPEFUL that I will be VICTORIOUS in this matter. I hope and pray that my 18 year extremely emotional and financial painful ordeal will lead to you President Obama signing another employment discrimination Executive Order to amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 again.

Mr. President, the first bill you as president was Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. That bill was a victory to mostly white women. Is it possible to amend Title VII with an Executive Order? If it is will you sign another Executive Order using my case to justify your action to help other African-Americans employment discrimination victims from being victimized again by the judicial system. 

Employers shouldn't be rewarded for unlawful Title behavior with a summary judgment order.  More importantly victims of unlawful discrimination and retaliation shouldn't have their cases unjust dismissed at the district court level. One federal judge shouldn't have the absolute authority to dismiss Civil Rights Act of 1964 Title VII cases based on summary judgment motions.

I am aware of the fact that " the salutary purpose of summary judgment—avoiding protracted, expensive and harassing trials --apply no less to discriminatory cases than to commercial or other areas of litigation" Meiri v Dacon, 759 F.2d 989, 998 (2d cir.), cert. denied, 474 U.S. 829 (1985).

The salutary purpose of summary judgment and the rights of all Americans to fair and equal justice can both be accomplished with a well written and defined amendment to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Amending the Civil Rights Act again would prevent one judge from having the absolute power to grant summary judgment motions that dismiss Title VII (discrimination and retaliation) cases and victims right to a jury trial.

Vera Richardson
Please DOWNLOAD and read my $2.99 book Screwed by Former Governor and Attorney General Eliot Spitzer  and have the race conversation POUS believes would help nation address race relations issues after Trayvon Martin's  and Ferguson verdicts.  My book can be used as a tool to do that.You don't have to have a Kindle to get this book it can be downloaded to your smart phone or Kindle.