I have been saying this for how long now? But we got new news that just beats all !!!!
byardl has been posting about different situations in Gainesville at the mental health and substance abuse clinic but this new situation which goes along with my former situation just took the cake.
There is a lady we will call Susie, a veteran who was a social worker and at the drop of a hat will be Baker acted.. ( Involuntarily locked away on a mental ward) for doing what they consider too dangerous to live in her little apartment.. You know, things like looking tired, having a beer, not keeping an appointment on time ! WHAT !!!!!!
This is documented but what got me was the STATE court who marched into a Federal Facility with a State appointed public defender in my opinion out of their jurisdiction and would not allow her to call her witnesses, tried to ship her off to a State hospital,
did not declare her incompetent, and would not allow any other doctors on a second opinion to be present. Top it off... They held this so called court on the Psych ward day room giving directions to another floor and then would not allow any one to testify on the veteran's behalf. They had a county Magistrate judge. They claimed she refused involuntary treatment but THEY ARE NOT A RECEIVING hospital and such claims and actions is a Federal thing, and if a state thing, then Scott's people should have been allowed into the VA facilities ( God Forbid). I told top campaign manager of this State doings to Charlie Crist's people. This is outrageous
This medical facility is not handicap accessible and they are changing the rules daily.
Lynn has pics to verify this along with a letter from a Baker Act Attorney that clearly states The VA is not a Baker Act receiving hospital so what is happening here?
Whatgodmade had her vet refused to be treated at the VA in Gainesville until he pitched a fit that they were not going to send him to The Vines which is a private hospital and with Scott connections according to whatgodmade. After he refused to leave, they found him a bed.
I have read more than one account of the dog and pony show that was displayed when acting secretary Sloan Gibson was in town and this is the largest VA receiving the most money. Lynn is going to post a diary with pictures and this has gone beyond cruel. It is IMO, criminal and called false imprisonment.
On Lynn's deal with her friend, she was a social worker and had a lawsuit against the VA. So, Lock her away till that pesky court thing is settled. The woman is being deprived of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness not to mention the State walking into a day room on the psych ward of a Federal Facility. Who is allowing this? The VA administrator.
Watch for Lynn's diary because she has pics and all. The Gainesville OIG is useless and this thing at Malcom Randall is just getting worse.
Hey vets, don't look tired...you may get locked away if you are in Florida.