Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Are JEWS Next? Donald Trump's Racism: OBAMA, Mexicans, Disabled Journalist, BLACKS, Muslims


No one challenged Trump when he forced a sitting African-American President to prove that he was an American. So he attacked Mexicans, then he attacked a disabled journalist, then he attacked GWB Iraq/ISSL created Syrian migrants, then Muslim-Americans.

Jews remember Germany YOU can be or ARE you NEXT? If Donald Trump is elected PRESIDENT of the United States of America who will stand up for you or stand up to President Donald Trump? African-Americans survived slavery this nation can and will survive if this nation looks racism in the face and reject it and Donald Trump.

Racism has gotten worst since this nation elected its first African-American president Barack Hussein Obama. Fueled by Republicans January 20, 2009, Secret RACIST Meeting hosted by Fox News and CBS News contributor, Frank Luntz. Republicans attending the Vote NO to every and anything that "Obama" promised the 2008 voters, included now Speaker of the HOUSE Paul Ryan, Former Republican Minority Leader of the House Eric Cantor, and current GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy. (Democrats run ads now to expose this continued GOP conspiracy against democracy and win 2016 White House.)

The Republicans RACISM "created/build" Donald Trump (Thanks John McCain). Today, TEA Party racists and Donald have now taken over the Republican Party and the media. Examples of the media racism and/or bias include CBS NEWS', Frank Luntz, Meet the Press host and NBC Political Director Chuck Todd, and MSNBC Morning Joe Show.

Republican Donald Trump says HE will make this nation GREAT again. One of the RACIST ways Trump promises to achieve his goal is to deny the 14th amendment of the United States Constitution protection to some citizens BORN in America.  He said that he would deport the children born here to illegal immigrants back to Mexico with their parents.

Part of his 2016 RACIST campaign platform is to end birthright citizenship. Trump is either lying outright to Americans or promising to deny due process and equal protection of the Fourteen Amendment to Mexican-Americans.

May God  Helps Us ALL if Trump WINS. Its possible because on November 30, 2015, he had approximately 21 minutes of FREE advertisement on MSNBC Morning Joe Show. Or if Trump STEALS the 2016 Presidential Election using the false narrative that Blacks voted for him based on Black pastors support.

   Vera Richardson - Lead America to Equality and Justice for ALL
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Friday, August 28, 2015

WDBJ General Manager Jeffrey Marks Narrative of Murderer Vester Flanagan Discrimination Complaints Should be Investigated

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 believe that former LA cop Christopher Dorner’s and Bryce Williams deadly ordeals are tragic. I also believe that they gives  this nation a reason and an opportunity to review and discuss my personal employment discrimination and retaliation case.

We will never know if Flanagan and Dorner were real victims but based on my racism experience. I believe that they were victims like me. Unlike me who exhausted all avenues of legal redress, they decided to murder people after the system failed to address, correct, and/or give them justice.

There are many victims in the race related murder story at WDBJ. One of those victims is Vester Flanagan. This nation should want the true about Bryce Williams (Flanagan) allegations of employment discrimination and actions taken to address them. We need to know the truth so tha we can use that knowledge to prevent more victims from losing their jobs and lives.

In my opinion WDBJ Manager Jeffrey Marks narrative isn't backed up with evidence and it should be. Three people lost their lives and all of the circumstances that led to this unspeakable horror should be investigated by parties not connected with the station or any of the victims.

This post isn't about blaming Alison or Adam for their deaths but about fixing a system that is broken. Victims of employment discrimination and retaliation must believe that their complaints of violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is an effective method to seek redress. They must not feel hopeless and use violence to kill others and/or themselves.

Vera Richardson
Author of Screwed by Former Governor and Attorney General Eliot Spitzer

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Donald Trump RACIST “Make America Great Again” OR HELP Richardson Lead America to GREATNESS?

Racism not only still exists in America is has gotten worst since this nation elected its first African-American president Barack Hussein Obama.

Republican Donald Trump says HE will make this nation GREAT again. One of the RACIST ways Trump promises to achieve his goal is to deny the 14th amendment of the United States Constitution protection to some citizens BORN in America.

Part of his 2016 RACIST campaign platform is to end birthright citizenship. Trump is either lying outright to Americans or promising to deny due process and equal protection of the Fourteen Amendment to some Mexican-Americans. He said that he would deport the children born here to illegal immigrants back to Mexico with their parents.

The Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution Section 1.   All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside.  No state shall make or enforce any law, which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

I believe that nothing happens by chance that it is DIVINE Trump's using the 14th Amendment as part of his 2016 presidential bid and my life changing experience with that same amendment are not random occurences.

"In a 9th grade Civic class at age 14 the fact that the Fourteenth Amendment contained the due process and equal protection clauses meant more to me than my teacher would ever know. The knowledge that all Americans are protected by “our” constitution changed my whole outlook on life.

My mother’s statement made years earlier that we are all equal because GOD made us all raced through my mind. I realized and accepted the fact that GOD really did make all people equal. The knowledge and acceptance of this fact coupled with my newfound understanding of the meaning of the 13th and 14th amendments guarantees would order and guide me for the rest of my life to my divine destiny and purpose.

HOPE was present in my life for the first time. As an American these two amendments ensured me that my future would be brighter and different than that of my mother. I would achieve my mother’s dream for me to graduate from high school. I would also accomplish my new dream for myself to graduate from college. My new dream now consisted of graduating from college, having a husband, having children that shared the same last name, and living in a beautiful house." Pgs. 73-74 of  "Screwed by Former Governor and Attorney General EliotSpitzer."  
         Page 77 of book
I want to lead this nation to GREATNESS.  I can by using my story which proves that RACISM exist and presenting President Obama with an opportunity to correct one form of racism employment discrimination. I believe I was created by God to shed LIGHT on employment discrimination and retaliation, which will lead to President Obama amending Title VII of Civil Rights Act of 1964 again.  

The August 26, 2015, murder of television reporter Alison Parker and camera man Adam Ward by Bryce Williams, Black Lives Matter movement, the 2016 Presidential Election, and the current race crisis (police killing unarmed Blacks) makes this a perfect time for me to be featured as a guest on television, internet, or radio show. I am uniquely qualified to contribute to a conversation on race and racism because of my employment discrimintion experience and court case. 

I believe that many people in America are in denial about employment discrimination. Some people are in denial because they haven't experienced racism or employment discrimination. Others are in denial because they haven't seen or read any direct evidence that proves it. Will you HELP ME lead this nation to GREATNESS by giving my book and story a voice?

I am the author of a non-fiction book "Screwed by Former Governor and Attorney General Eliot Spitzer."  My book and the evidence in that was uploaded as pictures will prove systemic racism to Americans and the world. My book contains proof of racism at Albion Correctional Facility, New York State Attorney General's Office, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Supreme Court, and the Justice Department of the United States.
My book ends with a chapter appealing to President Obama.I HOPE and PRAY that he uses my book and  case to justify using an Executive Order to amend Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. 

Page 374 of Screwed by Former Governor and Attorney General Eliot Spitzer

Amending the Act again would prevent one judge from having the absolute power to grant summary judgment motions that dismiss employment discrimination and retaliation cases. Amending Title VII again will also give people like murderer Bryce Williams an effective and legal way to seek redress for alleged employment racism and discrimination. 

More importantly amending the Act again will lead this nation on a path of GREATNESS.  Both the equal protection and due process clauses of the 14th amendments of the United States Constitution and the Civil Right Act of 1964 will become living realities for all Americans.

Vera Richardson 

Thursday, August 20, 2015

BlackLivesMatter Call 202-224-3542 Tell Democrat Senator Reid to Vote YES for Iran Deal


                                      BlackLivesMatter and BlackVotersMatter

We can't change the hearts and minds of RACIST GOP leaders who on January 20, 2009, the night Senator Obama became president met and plotted against him and America. Neither can we change the minds of Republicans in the House and Senate who wrote a letter to Iranian leaders and secretly invited Netanyahu to address a March 3, 2015, joint session of Congress.

We can demand that Democrat Senator Reid, who is the Minority Leader in the Senate, announce his support of a two-termed elected Democrat President Obama. Reid hasn't announced if he will support the Iran Deal which will be President Obama's signature foreign policy achievement.

How can minority voters trust and continue to vote for the Democratic Party? What reason does Harry Reid have for not announcing his support for an African-American Democrat and leader of the FREE world President Obama?  What reason does Reid have for stressing African-Americans out more that we are currently experiencing under #BlackLivesMatter?

BlackLivesMatter and BlackVotersMatter we need to keep the White House and more importantly the Justice Department in  2016. You can control your destiny and save black lives. It should be evident that racist, KKK, and/or other racist groups have joined police departments all over the nation. It should also be evident that President Obama's Justice Department is aware of this and working to hold them accountable for murders. There is no time limit on prosecuting someone for murder in general and the murder of unarmed black people in particular.

Today BlackLivesMatter and BlackVotersMatter can take proactive action to help Democrats keep the Whitehouse and take back Senate in 2016.  Please call Senator Reid 202-224-3542 and tell him to support President Obama. Please help created a hashtag for this post and post the fact that you called Reid on social media.

Vera Richardson
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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Chuck Todd "You are FIRED!" - Call NBC NEWS - 202-885-4200 #BlackVotersMatter


Chuck Todd has ben rewarded by NBC News for reporting Republicans opinions as FACTS and not calling them out for lying.Todd is currently the host of Meet the Press and will be hosting an upcoming MSNBC 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time show.

Chuck Todd is not just a host on Meet the Press, he is the political director for NBC News. His attitude about letting Republican lies slide guides the political coverage at NBC News." Todd doesn't follow the same interviewing policy that its not his job to fact check or let LIES slides when interviewing Democrats or President Obama, 

The following video clip of Todd interview of President Obama is proof that he doesn't employ the same interview techniques with Democrats or their supporters.

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The hope and CHANGE that President Obama promised us in 2008 is so REAL and so close. I believe that Chuck Todd was given six hours weekly and the Political Director position to prevent a Democrat from winning the 2016 White House.

NBC News is using Chuck Todd to control and dictate the political narrative, Americans in general and Democrats in particular can't remain silent as the Republican bias media create a false narrative. debate, and outcome.

A FALSE narrative that is generated to prove that Black Voters who elected two-term President Obama votes DON'T MATTER. A FALSE narrative that makes a mockey of and tries to discredit the BlackLivesMatter movement as police are killing unarmed black men and women..

America is one election away from becoming GREAT. One election away from being a more perfect nation for all Americans. A nation that honors the Bill of Rights and 13th and 14th amendensts of equal protection and due process right of all of its citizens. One  election away from all Americans having equal opportunity for equality in justice, employment, housing, education, and getting Comprehensive Immigration Reform.

Hispanic and African-Americans don't let the noise of  Chuck Todd control your mind or your actions. Don't let Todd depress us and destroy our Hope for a better life for our children. Don't be quiet and let the racist NBC News decision to give Todd 2 shows and 6 hours a week to help the Republican Party and harm the Democratic Party go unchallenged or unnoticed.

The November 8, 2016, election will be in just fourteen months. We should work daily to level the playing field by being proactive. BlackLivesMatter should be our motivation and battle cry as we call for Chuck Todd's termination. Use Twitter, Facebook, phone calls to NBC and every other method to STOP Todd and NBC from putting blacks back in CHAINS. Please answer Congressman Clyburn see something do some call to action.


Call NBC's Washington Bureau at 202-885-4200 and/or NBC Nightly News at 212-664-4971. Tell them that FIRE Chuck Todd and post the fact that you call and the number that you called on twitter and your social media networks. Don't give up call everyday.

Vera Richardson
Preview and/or buy my book Screwed by Former Governor and Attorney General Eliot Spitzer

Monday, August 3, 2015

America and World Can Have Third Obama Term with a 2016 Joe Biden's PRESIDENCY

America, World, President Obama coalition of Women, Poor, Gay Pride Community, Young, Students, Blacks, Seniors, and Hispanic need another President Obama and Vice President Biden term.  That is impossible because President Obama can't run again.

We can have a third Obama term with a man who shares our values and has fought for them for decades A man who has the experience, wisdom, knowledge, and heart to lead the nation and the world. That man is Vice President Joe Biden.

Vice President Biden will move this nation forward and build on the CHANGE and protect that Change made under Obama/Biden Administration.. With the diverse people featured in the video working for him Biden will win in 2016. After 2016 the Democratic Party will occupy the White House for the next 20 years or more.

We know from the Black Lives Matter movement that in 2015 we are experiencing racial hatred like some of us could never imagine. Our children and grand children need someone to continue to lead this nation to greatness. That man is Vice President Joe Biden.

The Republican Party has all of the major networks ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX helping them to spread LIES and half truths to TAKE their country Back, Take Blacks back to Jim Crow and SLAVERY, TAKE Hispanic back to MEXICO AND TAKE back the White House in 2016. Proof that the Republicans control the network is the fact that all four major networks refused President Obama airtime. President Obama wanted to inform the nation about the correction of the problems with the roll out of Affordable Care Act and fix that led to millions successfully signing up for "ObamaCare."

What the Republicans don't have and can't control is the coalition of remarkable, diverse, and educated people featured in the video that I made after Americans re-elected President Obama in 2012.

This is a Waterloo moment for Blacks, Hispanic, Democrats, Poor, and people who believe in EQUALITY and JUSTICE for ALL Americans. When we stop the Republicans in 2016 it will break that party and CHANGE America forever.

We need Joe Bident to run in 2016.With Joe as our nominee we will work and NOT only win the White House in 2016 but also take back the SENATE!

Vera Richardson
Author of Screwed by Former Governor and Attorney General Eliot Spitzer 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Sandra Bland Speaks

Click on the Black Lives Matter link to view Facebook video of her speaking about BlackLivesMatter

Black Lives Matter - Sandra BlandSandra Bland, your life mattered and your voice will be heard. Rest in Paradise Sista  #SandraBland #BlackLivesMatter
Posted by My Natural Sistas on Thursday, July 16, 2015

Vera Richardson Author
Screwed by Former Governor and Attorney General Eliot 

Call 202-224-6542 AND tell Senator Schumer to Support Iran Deal & President Obama

Call to action Blacks, Hispanics, Progressives, Liberals, and Blue Dogs Democrats: Call 202-224-6542 and Tell Democrat Senator Schumer to Stand with President Obama on Iran Nuclear Deal!

"'Even as the White House ramps up pressure on Congress to stay out of its negotiations with Iran on a nuclear agreement, Republicans are on the brink of veto-proof majorities for legislation that could undercut any deal." Meet the Press's Chuck Todd 3/16/15

“I just can’t believe Chuck Schumer will support this [agreement] because it’s bad for America; it’s bad for Israel and I think he knows that his constituents in New York don’t want him to support this agreement, Chuck is the key."  Joe Lieberman July 2015

What has the Democrats done for African-Americans lately? Many African-Americans  would answer NOTHING or not a DAM- thing. My answer "not much."  We can't and will not accept Democrats helping Republicans achieve a veto proof majority against President Obama's promise Veto. 

For Schumer or any Democrats to support GOP continued January 20, 2009, CONSPIRACY against President Obama is a slap in the face to black voters. More importantly it is a slap in the face to this nation FIRST African-American President Barack Obama.

Every voting group stands up for their people and/or their causes. Black VOTERS give Democrats candidates 90 percent of our votes. I believe Black people need to be proactive just like the other groups. If you support Barack Obama and his agenda for equality, justice for all America and the Iran Deal speak out.

Please call Senator Schumer 202-224-6542 and tell him to give President Obama and his Black base peace of mind. President Obama shouldn't have to defend Iran Deal alone for the next 2 months against 17 desperate Republican candidates, Chuck Todd, a Republican Congress who are continuing their January 20, 2009 conspiracy to say NO to everything Obama supports, and his own Democratic Party.

The Republicans shut down the government at a cost of 24 billion dollar, changed the rule of the House to keep the government closed while blaming President Obama for it remaining shut down, and invited Prime Minister Netanyahu for an anti-President Obama Iran Deal address to Congress

Schumer who is Jewish is really the key. He can relieve some of the BlackLivesMatter racial anxiety/fear that Black people have endured during Obama's Presidency. Schumer can make a public declaration that he supports the Iran Deal or he can issue a  press release statement that he supports the Iran Deal and President Obama.

In fact we shouldn't have to wait another day for Senator Schumer to act. He is either is going to support two term elected leader of the free world President Obama or Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu on the Iran Deal. Or does the color of his skin and his race change the fact that the President of the United States is the LEADER?

Blacks shouldn't accept any excuse from Schumer or any Democrat for joining Republicans and Netanyahu against President Obama's Iran Deal. All of President Obama's supporters should stand up for the CHANGE and the president you voted for in 2008 and 2012. Call Schumer at 202-224-6542 tell him to support the Iran Deal and President Obama NOW!

Vera Richardson Author

Screwed by Former Governor and Attorney General Eliot Spitzer

Monday, June 29, 2015

Escaped Murderers Matt and Sweat Treated Better By NYSDOCS than BLACK female Guard?


On December 1, 1986, I was appointed to a Correctional Officer Trainee’s position with New York State Department of Correctional Services My starting salary was $ 18,017.00 a year. Prior to my appointment to the Correctional Officer title I had to undergo a background check and I was given physical and psychological examinations by New York State Department of Civil Service.  I passed both examinations and was deemed physically and psychologically fit to work as a Correctional Officer.

On July 5, 1996, I filed a formal complaint with New York State Department of Human Rights. I filed the complaint after experiencing and complaining of discrimination for three years to no avail at Albion Correctional Facility. 


On July 8, 1996, I amended the New York State Division of Human Rights complaint to include the following allegations:  Allegation #7 is hereby amended as follows:  I informed A. Andrews, Mr. Hennenberg, G. Berbary, Lt. Lucas, Lt. Embury, and Captain J. Sherlock of Sgt. Reed’s continued pattern of treating me differently that he treats white male and female officers. Those respondent supervisors were made aware of Sgt. Reed’s actions both verbally and in writing.  The dates of the written complaints and the request to have the treatment terminated were August 26, 1995, August 30, 1995, December 3, 1995, January 7, 1996, and January 31, 1996.  In spite of my efforts to have the situation corrected, nothing was done by anyone to correct it. Allegation #8 is hereby added as follows:  Based on the foregoing I charge the respondent with an unlawful act of discrimination relating to employment because of my race, color and sex in violation of Section 296 of the New York State Human Rights Law.

In the following declaration filed in support of the Defendant's perjured summary judgment motion Jerald Goncalves states that I made numerous complaints in 1994, 1995, and 1996.

On July 26, 1996, James Berbary addressed my New York State Division of Human Rights Complaint and my depression/stress workers’ compensation claim in a memorandum to Jerry Goncalves.

On August 5, 1996, my psychiatrist examined me. At the end of my appointment he gave me a doctor’s note that cleared me to return to work the next day without any restrictions or limitations. 

On August 6, 1996, a month after I filed my complaint with New York State Division of Human Rights, I returned to work at Albion. I was dressed in full uniform and I was willing and able to work. I looked good and I felt great.

I had been absent from work for seven months because of work related stress, anxiety, and depression. According to my psychiatrist my emotional illness was caused by Sergeant Reed's continued discrimination and his supervisor's failure to take action to end the discrimination.  I was out of work without pay. 

I felt much better and was excited to be back at work. Based on my psychiatrist determination and the paperwork he completed I filed a stress, anxiety, depression worker's compensation claim. The claim was opened and still pending when I returned to work on August 6, 1996. 


After I signed the front gate logbook the Front Gate officer buzzed the gate open and I walked to the Administration Building of the prison. I reported to the chart office and submitted my cleared to return to work note from my doctor to the Chart Sergeant. After leaving the chart office I walked to the key room and got my equipment for my bid post of yard recreation.

The equipment included a two-way radio and keys. At 6:45 a.m. I went downstairs for line-up. Immediately after line-up the Chart Sergeant informed me that I had to talk to Shirley Abron in personnel before going to my bid assignment. Abron is an African-American female. I went to her office and she informed me it was possible that I would have to undergo an Employee Health Service examination before I would be allowed to work.

She also told me that Berbary in is official capacity, as Deputy Superintendent of Administration would make the determination if the Employee Health Service examination would be necessary. Shirley instructed me to wait for Deputy Berbary in the civilian break room, which was also located on the second floor down the hall from her office.

While I was waiting for Berbary the Chart Sergeant contacted me by radio and told me that a resource officer was coming to the break room to get the equipment for my Yard Recreation assignment. Shortly after the radio transmission an officer reported to the break room and I gave him my equipment.

At 8:25 a.m. J. Berbary signed the Watch Commander’s logbook and that Sgt. Fasano was on duty as the Administration Building supervisor. At approximately 8:30 a.m. Deputy Berbary came to the break room and instructed me to come to Shirley’s office. In the presence of Shirley Berbary he informed me that in accordance with Section 21.3 of the Civil Service rules that I would have to submit to an Employee Health Service examination. He continued by stating “We are requiring that you be examined by a state doctor before you are allowed to return to work.”

I was very calm after hearing Berbary decision that I would have to be examined by an Employee Health Service physician. I knew that Berbary was acting within his official capacity when he decided that I had to undergo an employee health service examination. I knew this fact because of my experience working in Inmate Grievance Program title at Albion for two and a half years.

As Supervisor of Inmate Grievance Program I was responsible for ensuring that Albion staff including Superintendent Andrews and Deputy Berbary were in compliance with the mandates of correction law and New York State departmental directives. I knew that if a directive or policy stated someone “may” take an action that it was solely up to that person discretion to require that action.

Additionally, Berbary’s decision didn’t cause me any concerns because on May 30, 1995, I was sent home after I returned to Albion from a documented worker related injury.   During the May 30, 1995, incident I also had a doctor’s note that stated that I was cleared to work without any restrictions or limitations.

I thanked Berbary and asked S. Abrons for a copy of the new Council 82 union handbook.  The new security contract was passed and new handbooks issued to union employees during my January 16, 1996 to August 6, 1996, absence from work.

Shirley opened the bottom draw of her desk and attempted to hand me the union handbook. Deputy Berbary grabbed the book from Shirley’s hand and stated” All employees had to get the book from their union.  He told me that he would have C.O. Frost get a handbook for me.

I was surprised when he took the book out of Shirley hand.  Shirley as the Principle Clerk Personnel at Albion had to know the rules for passing out contract books. While waiting for C.O. Frost to bring the union handbook to me, Shirley Abrons and I talked about church and God.

During the time that I was waiting for the handbook Shirley received a telephone call and stated, “Yes she is here.”  I thought that someone was calling her office to speak to me but she didn’t pass the phone to me.

As I sat in Shirley’s office at approximately 8:35 a.m. Correctional Officer Frost who was the Vice President of the local union at Albion came to the office. Frost and other correctional officers at Albion and other NYSDOCS facilities were elected by their fellow officers to serve as officers of the local Counsel 82 union.

Frost gave me a copy of the new union handbook. After I received the handbook from Frost I stood up to leave Shirley’s office. It was at that time that I noticed Sergeant Fasano had entered the doorway.  Fasano informed me that he and Frost had been ordered to escort me out of the facility.

At approximately 8:35 am in shock, disgrace, and bewilderment Frost and Sergeant Fasano escorted me from the Personnel office, downstairs through the administration lobby, and out the front gate of the prison. Shirley Abrons, Correctional Officer Kathy Wilson, the front gate officers, and other Albion employees witnessed this act of humiliation and retaliation.

Officers or any prison staff being escorted out of a New York State correctional facility is a rare event. New York State Department of Correctional Service’s officers are only escorted out of a prison facility by an “officer” of one’s union and a correctional supervisor when that officer is being severely disciplined, suspended, terminated, had sex or an inappropriate relationship with an inmate, and/or charge with the commission of a crime. This fact was confirmed by Sergeant Adamson when I deposed her.


In a January 21, 1997 decision the Worker's Compensation denied my stress claim.  The claim was denied because Albion Correctional Facility disputed the claim and refused to pay it. Additionally, the claim was denied based in part because of the testimony of Deputy Superintendent of  Security Stevens.



On March 6, 1997, J. G. Berbary responded to the New York State Division of Human Rights amendment complaint by writing a memorandum to Gerald Goncalves. Berbary doesn't mention the fact that he also ordered Sergeant Fasano and Council 82 Vice President Frost to Escort me out of the prison on August 6, 1996. The reason that he  didn't is  because there wasn't any non-discriminaory or non-retaliatory reason for an officer supervisor (Sergeant) and a union official to escort an  officer out of a New York State prison in 1996. 

On August 6, 1996, I was escorted out Albion prison like an INMATE in retaliation for filing a New York State Division of Human Rights Complaint on July 5, 1996.



On March 20, 1997, New York State Division of Human Rights,Julia Day, held a pre-arranged telephone conference requested in her February 25, 1997, letter to Goncalves. In her report she wrote present for the respondent were Goncalves, Deputy Superintendent James Berbary, and Correctional Officer and Council 82 Vice President C. Frost.  

My only crime on August 6, 1996, was the fact that I was Black and had filed a formal complaint alleging discrimination on July 5, 1996. Berbary knew that I had filed a formal complaint with New York State Division of Human Rights.

His retaliatory order occurred eleven days after he wrote a July 26, 1996, memorandum to Gerald Goncalves responding to my Human Rights complaint titled “Vera Richardson.” Additionally, Berbary’s retaliatory order occurred  thirty-three days after I filed my complaint with New York State Division of Human Rights.

It is not necessary to prove employment discrimination in order to win a Title VII Civil Rights Act of 1964, retaliation employment claim. A victim just has to show that they were engaged in protective activity, that their employer was aware of that activity; and that they experience an adverse employment action close to the date of protective activity.

                      Spitzer Perjured Declaration Explanation for August 6, 1996, Escort





Berbary declaration in support of the Defendant’s motion for summary judgment at number 5 he stated: “As such I directed that Craig Frost, her union representative, be contacted as that he could escort her from the facility.” Deputy Berbary lied in either his sworn declaration or during his deposition because his deposition contradicts his sworn declaration. 

During his deposition I questioned him in reference to his order to have me escorted out of Albion CF on August 6, 1996. In his October 7, 1998, deposition he stated that he requested a union representative to escort me our but that he didn’t specifically request that Frost be contacted to escort me out of the facility. He also testified that he did not order Frost and/or Sgt. Fasano to escort be out of the facility.


                   SHIRLEY ABRONS CONFIRMS SERGEANT FASANO'S                                                                   INVOLVEMENT IN ESCORT

My factual claim that Vice President of local Council 82 Vice President C. Frost and Sgt. Fasano escorted me out of Albion is evidentiary supported by the sworn depositional testimony of Shirley Abrons and me.



After being escorted out of the prison I was destroyed emotionally and physically. I felt depressed and hopeless as I drove back home to Rochester in tears.

I could not wrap my mind around the fact that a correctional staff person stole my badge and identification card, Albion supervisors not replace those items especially the identification card although the ID cards are made and replaced by Albion CF Personnel office, and that Berbary ordered Sergeant Fasano and Officer and Council 82 Union Vice President escorted me out of Albion on the first day that I returned to work after being away for seven months suffering from work-related depression and anxiety.

After I was escorted out of Albion on August 6, 1996, I experienced severe back pain. I made an appointment with my personal doctor for physical pain. During my August 26, 1996, appointment my physician determined that I was totally disabled from the three previous physical worker’s compensation injuries which occurred within an eighteen month period.

On August 27, 1996, I received a certified letter from Lee Gould, Director of Personnel.  Gould’s letter stated in part” In accordance with Section 21.3 of the Civil Service rules, a medical examination has been scheduled for you on August 28, 1996, and your psychological examination is scheduled for September 16, 1996.

On August 28, 1996, I reported as ordered to a physical examination by an Employee Health Service physician.  Dr. Raghavan examined me and submitted her medical report to Dr. Ciulla. 

On September 16, 1996, approximately two weeks after my examination by the state consultant Dr. U. Raghavan, a state hired psychiatrist – Dr. Klein, examined me.   After my examination, Dr. Klein also addressed his written report to Dr. Ciulla.  The report listed the Employee Health Service as the referring agency. 

On September 30, 1996, Dr. Richard Ciulla, Medical Director confidential letter which was addressed to Mary Beth Lindsay, Senior Personnel Administrator was received in her office.  The letter in stated in part:  “Based on my review of those evaluations, Ms. Richardson is unable to perform the full duties of a Correction Officer at the present time.  I recommend a reevaluation in 2 months.

On October 3, 1996, I received a phone call from Mary Beth Lindsay. She informed me that based on my previous physical and psychological exams that I had been found unfit to perform the full duties of a Correctional Officer. She also told me the Employee Health Services had scheduled me for another physical examination and that the examination was scheduled for October 5, 1996, in Syracuse, New York

I informed Ms. Lindsay that I had mailed a request for the result of the previous examinations to her on October 1, 1996, and that I would not attend another examination until I received and reviewed those results. Lindsay stated that she hadn’t received my letter.

She promised to mail the medical reports to me via overnight mail if I would sign and fax an authorization form back to her. I agreed and Lindsay faxed me a New York State Department of Civil Service Employee Health Services Authorization for Release and Disclosure of Medical Information form. She marked several areas with *** to indicate areas that I needed to complete on the form. That same day I completed the form and faxed it with a cover sheet to Ms. Lindsay to (518) 485-1995. The cover sheet and the signed Release and Disclosure of Medical Information form was dated stamped received by Employee Health Services on October 3, 1996.

The next day October 4, 1996, I receive copies of Dr. Raghavan and Dr. Klein's medical reports. Dr. Usha Raghavan’s medical report, which was address to Dr. Ciulla stated in part:  “Vera Richardson has history of injury to her back and both shoulders in October 1994.  She injured herself by restraining an inmate when she was at the Albion CF. She has had multiple investigations including x-rays and MRI scan and has had a neurosurgical consultation. She appears to have difficulty getting on and off the exam table.  She has history of anxiety and depression.  She was tearful during the interview. IMPRESSION:  After examining her today I feel that Vera Richardson is not capable of performing the full duties of the position according to the job description.  She should be seen by an orthopedic surgeon to evaluate her low back pain and shoulder pain as there appears to be limited range of motion at these areas, though there is no evidence of atrophy.     Signed Dr. U. Raghavan

Dr. Klein, medical report confirms the fact that Berbary's order to have me escorted out of Albion Correctional Facility casused a recurrence of  major depression and  anxiety.

After I read the medical reports and Dr. Ciulla letter I was alarmed. Ciulla recommended that I be examined in two months. Therefore, November 27, 1996, should have been the earliest date that I should have been re-examined. I telephoned Lindsay and told her that I wasn’t going to attend the October 5, 1996, examination.


I viewed New York State Department of Civil Services and Lindsay’s actions as continued hostile work environment behavior, discrimination and retaliation. I also believed that Lindsay was involved in a conspiracy with Albion staff to terminate me.

My belief was based on the facts that Lindsay telephoned me and ordered me to report to an October 5, 1996, medical examination in Syracuse eight days from the September 27, 1996, date of Dr. Ciulla letter stating that he recommends a re-evaluation in two months.  


The Supreme Court in Albermale identified two distinct congressional purposes of Title VII. One of those purposes was “to make persons whole for injustices suffered on account of unlawful employment discrimination.” Albermale Paper Co. v Moody, 422 U.S. 418 (1975). 

South Carolina and Alabama governors have called for and/or removed the Confederate flag to correct decades Democrats Senators Chuck Schumer, Kirsten Gillbrand, and 2016 presidental candidate Hillary Clinton can and should request that New York Governor Cuomo make me whole.

As Governor Cuomo should address, investigate, and use an Executive Order if necessary to award me entitled disability retirements benefits. Cuomo can use an executive order or support a bill that will give me entitled disability benefits from the date of my original application.

Other ways that  Governor Cuomo can make me whole from Spitzer's actions: State of New York can pay me back salary for the retaliatory failure of Albion CF staff to interview and/or reinstate me to the July 19, 1996, position of Supervisor of Inmate Grievance Program at Albion CF, and/or paying me the $3,000,000 that I demanded in my Title VII Civil Right Act of 1964 amended lawsuit.

Vera Richardson

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