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A summary of what happened to Rev. Dr. Robert Bennett, being sent to their neighbors and friends because of a request for contributions sent to them by SCES!

Thursday, August 20th, 2020

To:   All of our neighbors and friends

From:  Rev. Dr. Robert Bennett and Marceline Donaldson

            49 Hawthorn Street

            Cambridge, MA. 02138

We just received a request for money from Somerville Cambridge Elder and Protective Services.  That same request was sent to everyone in this neighborhood and probably beyond.

We would like you to know where your money is going and what it is supporting.  From the experience we have had and what we have seen others experience we ask that you please take a look at our experience and reconsider where you put your money and/or volunteer support.

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In February, 2020 Rev. Dr. Robert Bennett had brain surgery at MGH.  The surgery was successful and after seven days he was discharged by MGH.

Two days after he left MGH eight white policemen, 5 or 6 EMT’s, two ambulances, police cars all over the block arrived without notice, without either of us having called them nor did we know anything about why they were at our front door.  It was such a circus people came running from the Charles River to see what was happening.

They were there to force Rev. Dr. Robert Bennett into Mount Auburn Hospital.  We understand, from one of the policemen that they were waiting for him at Mount Auburn to put him into the psychiatric wing of the hospital to be kept indefinitely.

No complaint issued, no investigation showing the need for such, nothing.

A “sectioning” is a psychiatric term.  A section 12 applies to a person who has had a psychotic break, overdosed on drugs, alcohol, etc. and imposes  substantial risk to the public or to themselves.

Rev. Dr. Robert Bennett does not drink alcohol, does not smoke nor take drugs nor has he had a psychotic break not shown or been suspected of a mental illness of any kind at any point in his life. He is a quiet, shy, unassuming Episcopal priest who is neither a threat to himself nor to anyone else.

A “Section 12” type action is beginning to be used by “front companies” across the country under different names to incarcerate blacks and other minorities in ways the IRS has been used in the past with people the government wants to silence, demean, discredit, disgrace, shut-up.

Guardianship companies are being formed to take over the life and assets of the elderly, spend them down, incarcerate the elderly in hospitals, nursing homes, substandard assisted living or other kinds of housing until their assets are gone and they are then indigent, destitute, etc.

Because of the lack of “reach” – the lack of political and other power of those so treated and the refusal of the media to investigate and publish this destruction of human beings, with only a few exceptions, you haven’t heard about this. Hopefully, that will change.

Jews are being targeted as well as other minorities and immigrants.  Why?  Because it is a way to reduce the influence of the next generation and “knee cap” the family.

What follows is being written by people we hired to investigate this:

Who ordered this and for what reason?  Somerville Cambridge Elder and Protective Services. Under the control of SCES or other such ‘protective services’ one can incarcerate, claim any kind of mental deficiencies (without proof and without such diagnoses) , store the elderly in out of the way places and when their assets are gone walk away and give them over to the state.  Not only is SCES doing this, but so are the Protective Services across the Commonwealth as our investigation has begun to uncover.  The central place where this is happening in a very developed structural way is Las Vegas, Nevada.  Massachusetts is setting up to follow in their foot steps.

Dr. Rebecca Warner, psychiatrist, signed the order to have Rev. Dr. Bennett picked up by the police and forcibly incarcerated at Mount Auburn Hospital under a “section 12”.  Dr. Bennett had never in his life had even a hint of mental illness ever and “sectioning” is a psychiatric term under which all kind of destruction of the individual, their assets and more can happen and be sanctioned.

There are those who are serious about their vocation.  There are also those who will use their vocation to acquire more than they should destroying others in the process and money is not the only goal.  Power over others is high on the list, an instrument for bullying, especially where families try to gain an advantage over other family members using this ploy.

Robert’s brain surgery at MGH was because of a fall he took after unsuccessful eye surgeries which left him with limited vision.   His eye doctor provided no information nor guidance in such a circumstance and a few months after the two eye surgeries he was not as acclimated as he is today.

Dr. Warner said in this paper she signed for the police to immediately incarcerate Rev. Dr. Bennett in Mount Auburn Hospital, that she had never met Dr. Bennett, never examined him, never been to his house.  Neither had Somerville Cambridge Elder and Protective Services.

That is a serious default in the law and Dr. Warner’s lack of professionalism and lack of concern for others is screaming in what she chose to do and how she chose to use her psychiatric credentials. Sign a paper, make a disclaimer and take away a human beings freedom while she went ahead with her life uninterrupted.

And it gets worse.

Dr. Bennett and his wife of 37 years – having lived in their home for 36 years were stunned.

This large contingent of police refused to give the Donaldson/Bennett’s any court papers which gave them the right to demand Robert be removed from his home.  They said he would either walk out of his house voluntarily or they would drag him out.  If they did any damage in the process that was not reimbursable because they had permission to take him out however and could break down the door to enter the house if they were refused entry.. 

What the Donaldson/Bennett’s were experiencing was the out of control power of the health industry.  Did you know about the police power of this industry and what it can do to you?  

The Greater Cambridge/Boston areas is one of the most racist places you can live.  It is a place  where structural racism is rampant and is kept in place with its set of denials by the educational institutions where “the spook who sits by the door for all to see and draw inaccurate conclusions”, or, “the minority held up as an example to say we are not racist” is an apt description of how this is allowed to continue.   The racism is substantial and unassailed.  

In the Donaldson/Bennett neighborhood they have been racially harassed during all of the 36 years they have lived in the Harvard Square/Brattle Street neighborhood.  A neighborhood that was red-lined and to this day is almost totally free of African American home ownership.  We tried to make an offer on a house just within weeks past and were told it was sold.  When someone else called it was not sold and is still being advertised for sale.

The latest extremely racist incident the Donaldson/Bennetts experienced – before Somerville Cambridge Elder and Protective Services came along to make that last incident seem minor – was a new neighbor on the block who moved in bringing their racism to spread around by using the Donaldson/Bennett’s garden as a dog toilet.  When Marceline Donaldson went outside to tell the ‘gentleman’, who had just lifted his toy dog into their garden to pee and shit, that it was criminal trespass to do this and that she knew and had seen him and his dog in her garden several times,  his response was to be physically threatening and stomped her toes to show his “superiority” and ability to relieve himself with no consequences?

But that pales compared to forcibly being able to take an African American man out of his home to incarcerate him in an institution – without notice – without a court hearing – without cause –  to deprive him of his freedom for weeks.

The Donaldson/Bennett’s insisted Dr. Bennett be taken to MGH instead of to Mount Auburn Hospital, as Somerville Cambridge Elder and Protective Services was insisting, since he was just discharged from MGH two days ago.

The police did that.  MGH discharged Dr. Bennett within hours without any medicines prescribed and with all vitals normal including his blood pressure and with comments by several of the professional staff that he should not have been picked up in the first place.

If Dr. Bennett had gone to Mount Auburn Hospital – where Dr. Warner is connected – the results of all of this would have been far different and has been different for many people so trapped.  An investigation into SCES and its connection with Mount Auburn Hospital and how that has affected other people seriously needs to be conducted and not with the result pre-determined and a letter of exoneration written before any investigation has happened, but with the serious intent to correcting a wrong which has and is destroying families.

Two days after he was discharged from MGH on this section 12 Dr. Bennett was again forced out of his home by the Cambridge police and forced into MGH and this time kept for 5 weeks.  Within hours of his arrival at MGH this second time he was given medicines he did not want – mostly over the counter, but also hallucinatory drugs, anti-psychotic medicines, anti-seizure medicines, medicines for schizophrenia and bipolar disorders without a diagnosis of such and more. 

This time he was forced into MGH on a section 19/20 which accused his wife – Marceline Donaldson – of medical abuse.  If they couldn’t incarcerate him on one thing they would try another.

The people who did this did not even know her name.  They claimed, in papers they filed with the Court that his wife’s name was Davidson, etc.  Their ‘facts’ showed they had not investigated anything if they didn’t even know the names of the people they were accusing. 

Rev. Dr. Bennett was kept in bed on an alarm blanket so if he moved or tried to get out of bed the alarm went off and a nurse came to make sure he was back in bed.  He could go from bed to chair next to the bed in a  space roughly 7 by 9 feet.  One arm of the chair hit the bed, the other arm hit the wall – in a double bed, that defines the space in which Dr. Bennett was kept for five weeks without cause, but suffering under all of this because SCES could use the health industry’s unbridled police powers to pick up and incarcerate a person just because

The “team” over Dr. Bennett while in MGH for those five weeks was mostly Somerville Cambridge Protective Services.  We know that because we were able to get an email sent to this “team” which included almost exclusively Somerville Cambridge Protective Services people.  This second time he was picked up the claim was that Dr. Bennett’s wife was medically abusive and he had to be immediately removed from his home or he would be seriously damaged.

When they could not seriously incarcerate Dr. Bennett on a claim of mental illness, they came back two days later to remove him from his home on a claim of an abusive home situation.  Prior to this invasion there had never been a hint of any abuse in that home at all.  Dr. Bennett did not make such a complaint to anyone.  Talk to him and he will tell you he loves he wife – has loved her for 37 years – they have a good marriage and some neighbors have sent us letters describing what they have seen of their relationship – all very positive about seeing this “caring relationship between the two of them for years.”

Dr. Bennett tells you he takes care of his wife and she takes care of him and that has been their relationship.  Neither one has gone to doctors or taken medicines over those years, not even aspirin.  That is their belief system and it has served them well over their years together.  

Both are over 80 and in good health except for Dr. Bennett’s fall – and that happened because of eye surgeries.  They will tell you they should not have and did not want the surgery.  Marceline’s daughter insisted and Rev. Bennett decided to go along – a decision he now seriously regrets.

What exactly was this invasion and violation of their basic rights guaranteed under the constitution about?  Is this the new way to be bigoted?  If you are black you don’t have to have committed a crime or be involved in the criminal justice system to be incarcerated, it can be done through the health care institutions with police power.  The assumption that it will always be used for good is nothing which is assumed in other parts of the society – why is there such a leeway for these things to go off the rail in the health care areas?

You can be incarcerated and force fed medicines just because that is how you can be incapacitated and moved full time into this health care system with your money and insurance drained in the process with no repercussions to the people and/or institutions which do such?

Are the traditional institutions with their structural racism and now defunding the police being moved out willingly and changed willingly because this new way and this new structural racism is being moved in as a replacement?

The five weeks he was in MGH Rev. Dr. Bennett was not allowed visitors, no telephone calls, kept in bed – until the last week when he was going to be released.  His wife was allowed to visit only three times during his five week stay.  She had to call the day before, make an appointment to see him, could only visit between 11am and 1pm, with her visits limited to 30 minutes strictly enforced and a Security Guard had to be present during the entire time of their visit.  

The week before he was going to be released he was able to walk the halls, receive telephone calls, and he was moved to the larger side of this two person room where before, his curtain was kept closed so he could not even see or know there was a window in the room.  Getting ready for release he was finally able to see outside through a very large picture window with space to breathe.

When Rev Dr. Bennett arrived home from MGH, he was in his stocking feet because his feet were so swollen his shoes did not fit.  He left his house forced into MGH walking on his own, talking, in good shape.  He returned totally disheveled, not able to walk and somewhat confused.  He had a walker and had to be helped into his house by two people – one on either side to hold him up because he could not stand on his own.  To see the man who returned when you had seen the man who was forced out of his home made your heart break.

Why did this happen?  

The day after Dr. Bennett was released from MGH a Constable came to the Bennett home to serve papers to put Dr. Bennett under the Guardianship of the Jewish Center for Family and Children who would also have control of his assets to be able to draw them down to pay his expenses.  The Guardianship would then place Dr. Bennett immediately into a Hebrew Nursing Home (did we mention that Dr. Bennett is a retired Episcopal priest?) These papers were asking the court’s permission to administer psychotic drugs to Dr. Bennett in this situation and to keep him restrained.  The papers claimed Dr. Bennett was “incapacitated” and even the newest technological innovations would not be of help to him because his “incapacitation” was so severe nothing would help.

So far, it has cost the Donaldson/Bennetts tens of thousands of dollars to fight this.

We put the entire saga as it happened in Bettina Network, inc’s blog because we didn’t know what was happening and wanted to make sure all of this was publicly recorded in case the worst happened there would be a record for anyone interested to know about these incidents.

The Donaldson/Bennetts lost their business and the time spent on all of this took over their lives.

Because this was published in Bettina Network’s Blog we have received telephone calls, emails and people stopping us on the street to tell us their story.

It is beyond appalling that this has happened not only to Dr. Bennett, but to others.  Those who contacted us included Jews, African Americans, immigrants and other minorities.  Their families and lives have been destroyed by Somerville Cambridge Elder and Protective Services as well as Protective Services across the Commonwealth.

To incarcerate Robert Bennett a second time, SCES went to court for an emergency motion during which SCES, through its attorney James O’Sullivan, asked the court that Robert Bennett not be notified of the hearing and he was not.  We think this violated Massachusetts Laws because major things were done during this “ex-parte emergency hearing”.  

In that hearing, Somerville Cambridge Elder and Protective Services asked the Court to invalidate the Health Care Proxy Dr. Bennett had drawn up by a probate attorney in November 2019.  Dr. Bennett had that November, 2019 Health Care Proxy created because he discovered there was a Health Care Proxy in existence which he did not sign, did not want and did not want the person named as his Health Care Proxy. He was very consistent that he wanted his wife as his Health Care Proxy. When he discovered its existence he invalidated it by having the November Health Care Proxy created which was signed November 18, 2019.

SCES, in its emergency hearing – about which Dr. Bennett was not notified – also asked the court to invalidate the Health Care Proxy MGH created.  It was totally amazing that SCES would accuse MGH of being so irresponsible as to have created a Health Care Proxy for someone SCES described as being unable to understand what he was signing. That from SCES who interrogated Dr. Bennett without anyones’ knowledge or consent when he was just out of surgery and minutes after he was out from oxygen and barely knew where he was. The stress, anxiety and much else they put on a man just recovering from serious surgery is amazing and ugly.

In the place of these two Health Care Proxies, Somerville Cambridge Elder and Protective Services asked the court to validate a Health Care Proxy which they knew Dr. Bennett had not signed and they knew Dr. Bennett did not want that particular person as his Health Care Proxy.  This unsigned and unwanted HCP was validated by the Court at SCES’ request and was put in place of the November 2019 Health Care Proxy and the MGH Health Care Proxy. It is amazing that a Court would take that stand, especially in a hearing to do exactly that while excluding Dr. Bennett from any knowledge of the hearing. The Court invalidated two Health Care Proxies that Dr. Bennett had created and wanted as his choice and validated one he specifically did not want and had moved to have invalidated by replacing it with a new one dated and signed November 18, 2019 created by a probate attorney.

An attorney was appointed for Dr. Bennett by the court who he has never seen, nor met, nor spoken to and who did not return his telephone calls nor the telephone calls made to her by his wife, nor emails sent to her.  The attorney so appointed was involved in another case in Peabody, MA in which the family claims a Jewish man was so treated because access to his assets was the goal – over $6 million in assets.

The attorney appointed by the court, during this “emergency motion”, has served as a space holder so others could not file motions nor do what is needed for Dr. Bennett. This has also discouraged other attorneys from stepping in to take this case because they did not want to start with a fight to remove a court appointed attorney. 

Major things happened in that hearing which, we believe, made it illegal under the laws of the Commonwealth.  You do have the right to defend yourself in these United States.  That ex-parte emergency hearing totally took away that right from Dr. Bennett.

Rev. Dr. Robert Bennett – with a Harvard University doctorate; full tenured professor at Episcopal Divinity School (retired); was adjunct professor at Princeton University, Atlanta University and others – living for 36 years in  a seven figure home was characterized in court as “indigent” with no one around to take care of him.  SCES had their attorney describe someone in a destitute position.  This was some of the reasons Somerville Cambridge Elder and Protective Services gave the court requesting Rev. Dr. Bennett’s immediately removal from his home of 36 years and to be forcibly separated from his wife of 37 years. This request was made through SCES attorney James O’Sullivan who apparently uses emergency motions for such activities with frequency.  

What was the Bennett/Donaldson family doing when this happened?  What was this “indigent” man who was destitute, as described by SCES, and in despair in his home doing?   – The police arrived moments after he sat down to a candlelight dinner with his adult son, daughter-in-law, daughter and his wife.  His children were visiting and staying at the Donaldson/Bennett home to spend time with their father because of his recent surgery. They were there to do whatever they could to make sure their father was comfortable and had whatever they could provide.

How did the SCES describe this to the court?  A man who was destitute with no one to look after him or protect him from his abusive wife.  This destitute man in so much danger he had to be immediately removed from his home by white police, ambulance, EMT’s and more was happily enjoying the company of his son who was VP at CBS, a daughter who is a film producer and more, a wife with a masters in Theology running a business with her husband which they created decades ago , which had a great reputation and through which they met some of the world’s leaders who stayed with them at different times throughout their career.  

SCES managed to  demean, disgrace, destroy this African American family.  That is beyond vicious and clearly borders on evil. When you support SCES with your money and/or volunteer work this is what you are supporting.

What does SCES say to those who have contacted them and questioned what was happening?  They say “It is complicated.”  We think it is straight forward unless you are trying for a cover-up.

To so abuse the emergency court motion puts the opposing side in a very bad position because lots can be done without the other side present and you have a willing and cooperative judge – which apparently was the case.  The judge was called out of retirement to hear this case which had no proof.  It only had a sworn affidavit from Ms. Nora Al Wetaid who is head of Protective Services at SCES.

We believe her testimony rises to the level of purgery and have asked several times that this be investigated.  Especially when other minorities have had the same experience.  The other minorities were destitute  at the end of their experience with SCES and other such groups, but not at the beginning.

In addition to the incarceration, this entire incident opened the door for Dr. Bennett to be sexually abused. He was threatened that if he did not strip naked and get into the shower it would not go well for him.

We could go on for pages, but we are asking that you seriously consider what you are supporting when and if you make contributions to such groups which have a vicious structural racism and sexism which is denied by everyone, not investigated and when it was investigated at Ms Donaldson’s request the organization investigated itself and found itself not guilty of anything.  

Mr. Paul Hollins needs to be removed as head of this organization.

Mr. Hollins claimed to investigate – without the particulars of the complaint from Ms. Donaldson even being considered.  She called the elder hotline to make the complaint.  She was told it was recorded and would be investigated.  On information and belief, Mr. Hollins made his decision without access to the hour long recording from the hot line.  It was an hour long because they claimed that was the limit of such recordings allowed over their hotline.  Who is that hotline? Somerville Cambridge Elder and Protective Services.  So they investigated themselves without identifying to Ms. Donaldson that this is who would be investigating her complaint against Somerville Cambridge Elder and Protective Services.

Ms. Donaldson brought the complaint to the next level up in this state hierarchy and sent a written complaint.

Ms. Bree Cunningham called Ms. Donaldson to say she could not find the written complaint and would Ms. Donaldson send her another copy.  However, without having received another copy of the complaint, Ms. Cunningham found no basis for the complaint in a letter which was an exact copy of the one sent to Ms. Donaldson by Mr. Hollins.

The Donaldson/Bennett’s rights were stripped in every way.  Dr. Bennett was incarcerated for no reason and forced to take medicines which he neither wanted nor needed and was subjected to horrors in the process.   

The complaints were so flimsily regarded that when the court complaint was sworn out, Ms. Al Wetaid didn’t even know Ms. Donaldson’s name.  Any basic investigation would start with moving against a person knowing who it was you are so charging – in Ms. Donaldsons case – with abuse.  She was named  Davidson by Ms. Al Wetaid and Ms. Angela Clary and that misnomer continued for quite some time without anyone from SCES knowing who they were actually filing against.

If you want to read the details as we recorded them – see www.bettina-network.com/blog

If you have questions we can be reached at 617 497 9166.

The racist tropes are clear and certainly don’t need to be spelled out further.

There is an affidavit from Ms. Nora Al Wetaid who is head of SCES Protective Services in which she claims under oath that this time (this second time picking up Dr. Bennett) she would “conspire” with others at MGH to make sure Robert Bennett was not immediately released (as he was on March 4th) but would be kept in the hospital

This was a first for us.  We had never heard anyone talk about “conspiring” to keep someone in a hospital.  It certainly calls into question the hospital’s ability to do its job.

Several things happened to Dr. Bennett during his stay at MGH:

  1. He was put there, not for medical reasons, but the SCES claim was he had to be removed from his home to get him away from an abusive wife. Yet major medications started immediately.

2)  In spite of that he was treated the way one would treat a human being you wanted to “incapacitate” for other reasons.  Isolate – Medicate leads to Incapacitate.  Someone who called us gave us that formula for what happened to them.

3)  He was given an assortment of medicines daily – usually five pills in the morning and five later in the day – to someone not in the hospital for medical or psychiatric reasons.  The psychiatric part had been put to rest by Dr. Bennett’s discharge from MGH from the section 12 claim.

4)  The pills Dr. Bennett was given included anti-psychotic pills; anti-seizure medication; hallucinatory drugs which kept him in a horrible state.  This given to him after he was discharged from MGH the first time on March 4th at 3:30am with “no medicines prescribed”. Two days later, MGH allowed heavy medications to be given to Dr. Bennett.

5) We were able to get the name of several of the pills Rev. Bennett was forced to take, but were not able to get the names of all – only the reaction Rev. Bennett had after taking them.  We sent the list to MGH’s compliance department.  

6)  Rev. Bennett and his wife were told by Dr. Schweitzer, the doctor who headed the surgical team doing the brain surgery on Dr. Bennett, that he was given anti-seizure medications the seven days he was in the hospital after his surgery.  That was the limit and Dr. Bennett should not receive anti-seizure medications after that period because that could be harmful to his recovery, his brain.  Ms. Al Wetaid was outraged that Dr. Bennett’s wife had not even continued  anti-seizure medications and after such serious brain surgery.

7)  Rev. Bennett was given ( by a different group of people from the neurologists who performed his brain surgery and in a different area of MGH) anti-seizure medication for the five weeks he was in MGH having been forced into the hospital by the police and the court.  When Dr. Bennett was finally sent home after 5 weeks, medications were sent with him and he could only go back to his house if his wife agreed to make sure he received those medications daily as was happening in the hospital for those five weeks.  They also insisted that the Blissful Home Care Agency visit daily to make sure Robert Bennett took the medicines the SCES sent home with him.  SCES also insisted that the only Home Care Agency the Donaldson/Bennett’s could use was the Blissful Agency. 

8)  MGH also insisted the only way Rev. Bennett could leave the hospital was if his son, Mark Bennett came from Washington, D. C. to pick up Rev. Bennett from the hospital to take him home to Cambridge – the home he was forced out of five weeks earlier by the police and forced into MGH because he was so poor and alone and endangered because of who Somerville Cambridge Elder and Protective Services called a “medically abusive wife.”  They were now sending him back to this wife.

9)  It seems to us the medical abuse came from the “team” MGH allowed to be over Dr. Bennett while he was in MGH and from the Home Health Care Service SCES insisted be the only one he could use who had to come into his home daily .  When that happened, the only one properly dressed to do that in this Pandemic time was the nurse.

10)  Dr. Bennett was also subjected to sexual abuse  at the hands of one of the Blissful Agency people.  

11)  After Robert returned home from this second forced stay at MGH his son, Mark Bennett, called Dr. Goodson to complain about all the medicines his father was given and to describe to him what happened when Rev. Bennett took some of those medicines.  Dr. Goodson said those were some of the medicines given to Rev. Bennett while he was in MGH.  He agreed that all of the pills except the blood pressure medications could be stopped. 

12)  The day after Rev. Bennett returned home – on a Monday – that Tuesday Somerville Cambridge Elder and Protective Services through their attorney James O’Sullivan – sent a Constable to Rev. Bennett’s home to serve Guardianship Papers – a motion to commit Rev. Bennett to a nursing home because, as the  court papers claimed, he was “an incapacitated person” who not even the latest technological advances could help.  The papers also asked that the Jewish Center for Family and Children be appointed Guardians over Rev. Bennett which Guardianship included control of Rev. Bennett’s assets being able to draw down whatever was needed to cover Rev. Bennett’s expenses and that Rev. Bennett be immediately sent to the Hebrew Nursing Home for life with constraints allowed and anti-psychotic also allowed to be given with Dr. Bennett in constraints because of his extremely incapacitated state.  

For those of you who have seen Rev. Dr. Bennett and his wife around the Harvard Square area that can be a bit hard to believe that this is a man who Somerville Cambridge Elder and Protective Services claimed was so “incapacitated” he had to be consigned to Guardianship; taken out of his home for life; taken away from his wife of 37 years and separated from a large family who cares about him and did not want to see this happen; and to be incarcerated for life in a nursing home under constraints.

At that point we understood why the person who gave us the three word code was so concerned.  Their experience with their family member had been – Isolate – Medicate = Incapacitate.  That family spent all of its resources trying to get their family member – an African American elderly gentleman – away from SCES.  He had been isolated – medicated – and while he was not incapacitated from the experience he was treated as though he was and stored in a nursing home.  He escaped and left the state.  He is not the only one which is probably why SCES asked for constraints on Dr. Bennett in the Hebrew Nursing Home.

Contemplate these things as you think how you will respond to this request for money from Somerville Cambridge Elder and Protective Services.

Please, also, pass this around to as many people as possible. We are trying to make sure everyone in Cambridge, Somerville and surrounding areas in the Commonwealth receive this information.

Rev. Dr. Robert Bennett and the sexual abuse he had to suffer! It is enough, already!

Friday, July 17th, 2020

by: Robert Bennett

This has been an unbelievable experience. Without prayer I don’t know how I would have survived. I was picked up by the police and incarcerated in a hospital without my agreement and without need, unless providing a story and ‘patient’ for Somerville Cambridge Elder and Protective Services to brag about in their fund raising materials.

I came home from the hospital not able to walk without a walker and two people holding me up – when I went into the hospital I was walking just fine, took a daily walk along the Charles River without cane or walker; my feet were so swollen I could barely stand on them the pain was so bad and none of my shoes fit – I was kept in bed, mostly on an alarm blanket for five weeks; the grief I experienced in the hospital was profound, I had not been separated from my wife for over 36 years and the pain of that was almost unbearable; I was forced to take medicines I did not want and did not need – including an anti-seizure medicine which made me sick every time they came for me to take those pills and the horrible feelings after taking, particularly the anti-seizure pills was almost unbearable I could barely swallow and had other physical things happening.

For me to be able to leave the hospital my family had to agree to have one particular home health company come to the house daily for an indefinite period of time. I had no choice over anything and neither did my wife. I did not want that to happen.

I have had enough of the health industry and the way they have exercised their power over me to the detriment of my health. It is time for all of that to stop. It has not.

What is this about? From what I have seen, my guess is that in spite of claiming in court that I was “indigent” and destitute to get their “emergency motion” over me when there was no emergency, it is about draining down our assets and moving us out of a home we have lived in for 36 years.

Because of what I have been through and continue to experience, I decided to share the letter I sent to the home health care company with its complaint about sexual abuse. It was very difficult to write and even more difficult to reach the decision to make this public.

Rev. Dr. Robert Bennett

July 16, 2020

Re: Sexual Abuse Complaint – (sent from Robert Bennett to the Home Health Care Company he was forced to accept.)

Your company was assigned to me for Home Health care by Somerville Cambridge Elder and Protective Services.

It has been a horrendous experience which no one should have to endure.

I had a very good experience with the nurse – AWA – who came to take my blood pressure, etc.

However, an Occupational Therapist came when we were expecting a Physical Therapist at that date and time with no one saying anything to me as to why the change.

The OT was named Becca and this was her second visit.

Becca wanted to “evaluate” my ability to take a shower.  I was a bit perplexed by this because she came mid-morning and I had already showered, shaved and was dressed for the day.  She insisted that she had to see me shower and it had to be in the nude.  That was a horrendous request.

She gave her credentials and training and  insisted that this is what she was supposed to do or she would not be doing her job.  She went on about needing to see what I needed in the process of showering to stay “safe”.  I objected strenuously.  However, Becca insisted and said I would need “equipment” and she needed to see what that was. 

My wife was in the bathroom at the time and told Becca that we showered together and there was nothing unsafe about that so neither she nor I understood this request.  After a back and forth which was not pleasant and during which Becca said she would have to report back that I was “uncooperative” and that might not have good results, I agreed to shower – with my jockey shorts and undershirt on. That would have given Becca any information she needed since those are skin tight underclothes.  That was not adequate because Becca said she could not see what she needed to see during the shower.

Again, a threat came of my being uncooperative, which she would have to report.

My wife said if I did not want to shower nude in front of Becca I would not.  

Since I was fully functioning – was not bed-ridden – was working every day – walking, eating, everything done for me by me, I didn’t understand why this was an issue.

Becca then agreed to my showering with my jockey shorts on.  It was very ugly and totally unnecessary, putting me in a horrendous situation.

I got into the shower, turned it on and Becca reached into the shower, grabbed my jockey shorts and tried to rip them off.  My wife stopped her by grabbing her hand and releasing my underpants from Becca’s grip.

That was the end of that and we asked Becca to leave.

She called a few days later to say she was returning and would need to order a shower chair and other “equipment” for me to use in the shower.  Since I clearly did not need that equipment and had checked with those training home health care people and discovered what Becca did was totally outside anything they trained or recommended, they suggested we contact you about what happened.

I had no idea this is what your “homecare” was about.  I can’t imagine what would have happened to me if I were not able to fend for myself and if my wife had not been in the bathroom.

Rev. Dr. Robert Bennett                                 Marceline Donaldson

Rev. Dr. Robert Bennett – still incarcerated in the hospital

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

without medical reasons and where beds are needed for the coronavirus. How come?

We have the beginnings of a reason that we see – maybe right, maybe wrong, but it makes sense to us, looking at all the facts.

1)  Besides being held against his will in Mass General Hospital having been put there by Somerville Cambridge Elder Services, many other of Rev. Dr. Robert Bennett’s rights were trampled – including his right to vote.

If you miss voting because of your choice then shame on you.  

If you miss voting because someone or some institution has taken away your freedom of movement intentionally and without cause, that is an institution taking away  a very sacred right that you have enshrined in the Constitution of the United States.

If that right is taken away on the day you were to vote – you asked to be allowed to vote – and that request was rejected more than once,  that taking away of your right to vote was intentional and caused by force.

By forcibly incarcerating Robert Bennett against his wishes, against his rights and for the apparent reasons of greed, control over, and more is making an example of Rev. Dr. Robert Bennett to scare others into going along with you and your program.  

In the process, if it takes away your right to vote,  it  dishonors the sacrifices that so many have made to gain the right to vote – especially African American men and women.  

What happened with Robert Bennett sets in place a precedent which is re-enforced in other ways by the same and similar groups – insuring that the rights for future generations to vote are in jeopardy.

You can vote if……..you can vote unless…….you can vote, but we are finding ways to prevent and limit your group to all of the votes it should have.

By illegally and unethically incarcerating Robert Bennett on March 3rd, in spite of the fact that he asked several times about voting – from the hospital bed in which he was put and kept on March 3rd, he was very effectively prevented from this sacred right so guaranteed by the Constitution.

He was also not fed, not provided water and had to ask several times because he was just out of the hospital. Being put through such deprivations could have moved his recovery down several steps putting the  maintenance of his health in the future in jeopardy.  Although it was claimed this was being done for his health. Through all of this the one thing being put in such a place as to jeopardize his health is being claimed as protecting his health and recovery.

2)  We think Attorney James O’Sullivans’ right to practice law needs to be called into question, investigated and if reason is found, his license taken away and he be barred from the practice of law.

Attorney O’Sullivan went to Court and used his familiarity with judges and others in the Court to obfuscate, we feel to deliberately not present all the evidence, and ask the Court to hear his side without notifying the other side of the action he was asking which would result in Attorney O’Sullivan and the people he represented incarcerating a citizen of the Commonwealth very deliberately and arrogantly without a hearing. When this is done claiming “health” reasons, incarceration is becoming more common and being used to incarcerate more and more African Americans against whom criminal charges cannot be brought, but they can be entrapped and incarcerated if they dare enter a hospital.

When one is held against one’s will – no matter the place – that is incarceration.  It does not have to be an actual, physical prison built for the purpose of taking away a citizens rights to freely move around.  If one is kept, even in a hospital against one’s will, especially with either a spurious reason or an outright fraudulent reason,  the person, institution and/or groups which caused such and caused it knowingly for reasons of greed, control over and more, need to be called to account for their actions.

We are asking that this be done with Attorney O’Sullivan and the Somerville Cambridge Elder Affaires group along with other such groups across the Commonwealth and investigated.  We are asking that their monies be held up and only restored to those groups who do not and have not violated the rights nor irresponsibly or otherwise destroyed the assets of the people they claim to help nor have irresponsibly managed the monies received in the form of grants from the state or other institutions, groups or individual people.

Attorney O’Sullivan went to Court and asked for and received an ex-parte hearing which he knew could result in depriving Rev Dr. Robert Bennett of his freedom and cause him to be incarcerated – no matter how long or how short a time – and asked that the hearing be held without giving the Rev. Dr. Robert Bennett notice of such a hearing.  For the court to comply with such a request and with the other actions that the Court validated makes the Court complicit in what has happened with Rev. Dr. Bennett.  We ask that the judge so involved also be investigated and  removed, if such is found.  If the judge is retired and came back for just this hearing we ask that his right to be re-called be removed.  

What needs to be kept up front is that Rev. Dr. Robert Bennett is African American, is well known in the community and whatever happened to him would create a chilling effect in the African American community and make them and their assets open for raiding by those so disposed.

Additionally, Attorney O’Sullivan, during the hearing either intentionally, in collusion with his client, or for some other reason kept crucial information from the Court to allow his arguments to have weight they would not have had in a hearing in which both parties were represented.

3)  Attorney O’Sullivan asked the Court to take away from Rev. Dr. Robert Bennett his right to choose who he wanted as his Health Care Proxy.  

Attorney O’Sullivan knew Rev. Dr. Bennett had chosen who he wanted several  months before Attorney O’Sullivan went to Court and that choice was made with a probate attorney of his choice – it was signed and that signature witnessed by people who he knew and to whom he was known for some 20 to 30 years and that in addition, a second Health Care Proxy with Dr. Bennett’s choice of who he wanted as his Health Care Proxy was a part of the documents Attorney O’Sullivan and/or his clients had in their possession naming the same Health Care Proxy some many months after the first was created and that made by a very reputable institution – the person at Massachusetts General Hospital whose job it  is to deal with patients and their choices of a health care proxy.

The second Health Care Proxy was made because the attorney who created the first left in place a typographical error in date in that Health Care Proxy – that inaccurate date coming on the line after the signature of Dr. Bennett.  All people involved, however, knew the correct date as did Attorney O’Sullivan and the group he represented.

Because they saw that typo, Mass General Hospital stepped in with another Health Care Proxy to clear up what might have created confusion and they did that after an extensive interview with the patient.

Both of those Health Care Proxies were ignored by Attorney O’Sullivan.  If they were not and were indeed presented to the Court and and the Court replaced the choice of Dr. Bennett with a Health Care Proxy of their own choosing, that is a gross violation of Dr. Bennett’s rights.   Dr. Bennett had specifically said, at the time of the creation of both Heatlh Care Proxies that he did not want the person the Court established as his Health Care Proxy, making decisions about his health. In fact, the reason for creating both those Health Care Proxies was to honor Dr. Bennett’s wishes to make sure Dr. Bennett’s wife was in that position and the person named by the Court was not because a Health Care Proxy surfaced with that person’s name and Dr. Bennett wanted to keep the record clear as to his choice.

The damage to Dr. Bennett is incalculable from actions taken by Attorney O’Sullivan and it was done knowingly by Attorney O’Sullivan with the intention of gaining power and control over someone who had assets – including insurance – which Attorney O’Sullivan’s clients could then raid.  Attorney O’Sullivan was clearing a path over which he clients could run, cleaning out Dr. Bennett’s assets.

Once these initial moves were successful it cleared the way for guardianship over Dr. Bennett and the person or persons with such guardianship could have easily “cleaned out” Dr. Bennett, making him indigent.

Those intentions are clear in the way Attorney O’Sullivan characterized Dr. Bennett in that hearing.  He identified Dr. Bennett’s financial status as “indigent”  in spite of the fact that both Attorney Sullivan and his clients knew this was not true.

The end intent of this action is shown clearly in the beginning of this legal action.

4)  To justify removing Dr. Bennett’s wife as his Health Care Proxy, Attorney O’Sullivan claimed in his filing that Dr. Bennett’s wife abused him and he should immediately be removed from his home because of such. Libeling Dr. Bennett’s wife and attempting to use the possibility of publicly claiming such to keep her quiet and let this abuse of Dr. Bennett by the Court, by Attorney O’Sullivan by Somerville Cambridge Elder Services go forward.

Attorney O’Sullivan knew that was untrue and brought this charge to the court in spite of knowing it was not true.  In addition, not only did he have no proof at all, but Somerville Cambridge Elder Services, Attorney O’Sullivan’s clients, also knew this was not true and they brought this charge to win their claim removing Dr. Bennett’s wife to smooth the way for them to financially destroy Dr. Bennett and his wife and thereby enrich others with what they could rip off.

We ask that this group be investigated with how they have handled the monies and other assets they have handled or caused to be spent claiming it was for the benefit of clients that they have served.

This is the group which, before this action was brought, had some anger because the Bennett’s refused to accept their “free” services to provide someone to clean their home; someone to cook for them; someone to walk their pet (which they do not have); plus other services “for free”, which in fact, would have been charged to their insurance – and depending upon the terms of their insurance would have caused the Bennetts’ to pay out monies not necessary and or more – and – which are services the Bennetts’ felt they did not need nor want especially if it meant taking such possibilities away from those who did need and could use such “free” services.

This is also the group which had been following the Bennett’s several years before  they moved with Attorney O’Sullivan in this life and property destroying action.

5) Dr. Bennett and his family have suffered much from all of this and that needs to be acknowledged.  Emotional, financial, reputation and more.

ABUSE of the Police! ABUSE of the Court! ABUSE of the Elderly for Money and Power!

Saturday, March 21st, 2020

AN UPDATE!

“My husband’s condition is dire. He has been under enormous pressure which could and probably has negatively affected his health. Put in that position by Somerville Cambridge Elder Services, a group that claims to be concerned about his health and have accused his wife of abuse. Why such an accusation? Because it allowed them to move me aside and put someone in as his Health Care Proxy who they thought they could control and who they thought would cooperate with whatever they wanted to do.” (Marceline Donaldson) – that is the information we have received.

We are getting information that shows us how this system, which is a part of the health care system, works and why so many people have had to file bankruptcy when they get into the healthcare system. – It shows us how huge amounts of money is flowing away from the middle class into the top 1% without you even realizing what is happening.

In the case of Robert Bennett, attorney James O’Sullivan seems to be a key player in this area of power and control in Massachusetts and works for groups like Somerville Cambridge Elder Services. There needs to be an investigation into this entire area – a very careful investigation in which those doing the investigation and those close to them have no interest either in this area or to the people involved.

How does O’Sullivan and others do this deed and where do they get information as to who they are going to attack?

They go to Court – have a hearing – after which they are allowed by the judge to do whatever they ask. How are they able to do this? Only one side appears. Only those bringing the action knows about the hearing and so whatever that side presents to the Court, without witnesses and without proof is accepted. In addition, in the case of Robert Bennett, they withheld crucial information from the Court that they have, which should have mitigated against their request.

Under such circumstances the Court ruled in favor of the person and group bringing the action. In the case of Robert Bennett it is and was Attorney O’Sullivan and Somerville Cambridge Elder Services.

One of his tactics – and possibly the tactics now being used by other attorneys, is to accuse the person who might be in the way of their taking over another human being, destroying that person’s quality of life and life itself, taking over their insurance and their assets with the person who could have stood in the way being accused of abuse or some equally ugly behavior.

The Court ruling is “impounded” which means it is not made public – and the person so slandered in the ruling is held under a black mail threat to their reputation being destroyed by whatever the accusations against them. In the case of Robert Bennett – his wife was accused in the ruling of abuse so she is then moved aside and the bank vault is open. The rip off of the person involved – in this case Robert Bennett – means that any and all of his assets are now available to Somerville Cambridge Elder Services. Is that for their use and/or their distribution of those assets to others? They can take guardianship over, charge to his insurance, and so much more.

The judge also signed off on classifying Robert Bennett as “indigent”. Making it easier for his assets to be looted. Now O’Sullivan and his group have total control over Robert Bennett.

In this case, they misjudged his wife, and the threat of “being exposed publicly with this legal charge of abuse” didn’t work. She took the threat of ruining her reputation, made it public and is defending her husband. How many people are able to do that? Most would and have shrunk back and gone along allowing whatever to happen.

After Robert Bennett’s choice of a Health Care Proxy was removed by O’Sullivan and friends – with that person being his wife – and who Robert Bennett chose in two Health Care Proxies – one done by an attorney of his choice who was his friend of some 20 plus years and one a professional at Mass General Hospital who handles the hospital’s Health Care Proxies. –

O’Sullivan and friends established as Robert Bennett’s Health Care Proxy someone he specifically said to both those who created the two previous Health Care Proxies that he did not want as his Health Care Proxy.

With the establishment of a Health Care Proxy who they apparently thought was under there control were ready to move freely:

To accuse Marceline Donaldson of abusing her husband with no proof. Why was that necessary? When she was Robert Bennett’s Health Care Proxy that meant that James O’Sullivan and the Somerville Cambridge Elder Services Group could remove her as his Health Care Proxy and appoint whoever they wanted to be in that position and that is what they did. They appointed someone to be Robert Bennett’s Health Care Proxy who he did not want in that position; he said so to several people including professionals at Mass General Hospital, all to no use because of the games O’Sullivan and Somerville Cambridge Elders Services Group have learned to play very well.

Once the Health Care Proxy that James O’Sullivan wanted was in place – the game accelerates. The person, newly appointed as Health Care Proxy, blocks requests by anyone who might endanger Somerville Cambridge’s position and/or O’Sullivans or drags their feet not saying no to a request, but pushing it back until it is no longer relevant and allows O’Sullivan to speak and give what he claims is the Health Care Proxy’s wishes for Robert Bennett. If those wishes are not what Robert Bennett wanted, well the system has been set up so that what he wants doesn’t matter, it is what Somerville Cambridge Elder Care Services determines they want for him.

This entire situation was built on the lies James O’Sullivan crafted in Court – in a Court hearing in which the other side had no knowledge and has been able to make no input.

What happens next? That “patient” is then declared “indigent” – “homeless” – etc. and that makes it easier to access that persons insurance and any other assets. It also allowed O’Sullivan and the Somerville Cambridge Elder Services to access whatever the State, City, Federal Government offers to people in such need and in such a position.

Accordingly, Robert Bennett was declared “indigent”.

So, that persons’ insurance as well as any and all benefits an indigent, homeless, poverty stricken person would have access to because they are in that “needy” position have now been placed within reach of the grasp of all in this cabal.

And then comes “guardianship over”. That opens the rest of the doors- his home, any other assets he may have, etc. etc. etc. All now accessible and clearly easily so because the Court has shown where it is in all of this and that is not anywhere protecting the rights of the citizens who come before it. Only on the one side, which is clearly the preferred side by the Court.

With an African American man and family on the other side all of the negative stereotypes are operative and fed to all and sundry to shore up what is happening and the more that is about to happen.

“My husband is not in the hospital because of medical problems. He was not brought to Mass General Hospital for medical reasons on March 3rd.

After this forced trip to Mass General on march 3rd under a section 12, Robert Bennett was discharged from Mass General with a paper which said his blood pressure and other such indicators were normal. No medicine was prescribed. A date was set for a return visit for a CT Scan to make sure he was healing properly and that date was March 19th and that happened because I called Mass General Hospital to make sure that would happen. The appointment was being cancelled before I called because the hospital was shutting down. When they discovered Robert Bennett was already in the hospital – something the clinic said they did not know – they said the CT Scan would happen because that could be arranged “in house” and that did happen.

Robert Bennett has lost weeks of his life with his family. This is the first time he and his wife have been separated in some 36 years of marriage and it has been extremely painful for both. Robert Bennett’s family has been deprived of a lot. He was sitting down to dinner with his adult children and his wife when the police came, interrupted that dinner in a horrendous way and demanded that he go with them in spite of his objection saying he did not want to go with them. He did not eat that evening – so much for concern about his health.

Since then, no one has been allowed to visit Robert Bennett. If you went to the information desk at Mass General to ask for him, as friends did, you were told there was no such patient in the hospital. His wife’s visits were limited to 1/2 hour a day in the company of a Security Guard and a Policeman. Most days she was not allowed for various very spurious reasons. That is enormous power and control the medical industry, through attorneys like James O’Sullivan and groups like Somerville Cambridge Elder Services, has over this society.”

The police power that the medical industry has is enormous, growing very fast and is unbelievably vicious and callous. You do not have the right to decide if you want medical services, medicines, incarceration in hospitals and/or other medical facilities. If someone has determined for any personal or political or financial reason that you should be under the control of the medical industry they can move against you using unbelievable police powers. They don’t need medical records, diagnosis, proof of any charges they bring to Court. They simply need to appear before the right judge.

The Court System is only one such institution used to move against the citizens under its control. The police can be vicious when they are involved and some were when they went to Robert Bennett’s house – refusing to even produce a copy of the Court Order giving them the authority to pick him up. This is the creation of a very effective police state which can be expanded quickly into other areas. Ever think Nazi Germany could not happen in the U. S. – well think again, it is at your doorstep.

“The police would not have pushed into my house with the power they believed they had looking for a terrorist. They did that looking for an African American man with no background nor history that would say he was any kind of threat to society or to himself that the kind of police power on display twice, was necessary.

The Somerville Cambridge Elder Services had no reason to be involved at all, but they are the people who went to Court to get the police into our home. The police then took over to take my husband out by force; to refuse to give his family or anyone else copy of the order under which they were working – the only thing the police did was to show – while holding it in their hand – a cell phone of the supposed “lead” policeman, which could not be read the type was so small.” (Marceline Donaldson)

We are beginning to understand as more people call and tell their stories – this is not the only such story. Most people are too afraid of the police to move against what is happening to them. They agree – go along to get along – and all the advice they get, even from many professionals in this Elder Services field, is to ‘go along with the program, that is the only way your loved one, relative, etc. is going to be able to get out of whatever institution to which they have been committed or to get out of whatever the healthcare industry and those who feast on it will allow anything to happen releasing your family member back to the family.

What advice do others give? Go along with the program – do what they want – you have no other choice. After you go along you can then work to get your family, friend, etc. out. What is wrong with that advice? After you go along the money has been ripped out of the insurance companies, medicare, medicaid and other areas and everyone is happy because they have achieved their objectives so, of course, the doors open for you to take your family member, friend, home. You may have lost your home and everything else you own, but you now have your family back together again and some people and groups are happily feeding on what you and your family have lost.

It is a problem across the United States. Established institutions which are in place for other reasons are very effectively being abused and misused by these so called “care” groups and their attorneys.

It is rape in a different form and context. It affects more people, destroys more lives and almost no-one is looking at this growing phenomena which will shortly change the structure, priorities and values of this society. It has already eliminated your right to privacy and the threats coming to others after the vultures have abused the Court System are overwhelming.

Robert Bennett is in the hospital – for more than two weeks now – and not for health reasons. He was picked up and put there for power, control and money – after he was legitimately discharged from Mass General Hospital.

“We were over the moon about the treatment he received from Mass General Hospital. We are not people who use much of the healthcare industry or its services, but our reviews for Mass General were glowing. We have to mitigate that now because there is a back door to Mass General Hospital, where the lower level staff turns black, the care is emergency around drug abuse, alcohol abuse, people with psychotic breaks where anyone can be picked up and incarcerated in the hospital. That is what Robert was picked up and incarcerated in the hospital for. He does not drink; does not take drugs; has no psychiatric problems – yet there he was, no proof needed just go to Court swear out an affidavit and the Court order is to the police to do the deed. What a setting for the problems at the border to be set up wholesale in the rest of the country to rid it of its minority population.

Take a look at reviews of Somerville Cambridge Elder Services. One says “they are very amateurish”; “they are careless in the way they spend money – taking cabs to the bank”. etc.

“A policeman came to our door on Monday evening about 9pm on March 2nd to do what he called a “wellness” check. My husband left a rehab center that afternoon – he left because that was his choice and the choice of his Health Care Proxy because the rehab center was under quarantine because three or four people had the flu on his floor. He also left because at that rehab center he was put in a bed and there he stayed most of the time he was at the center. His bladder was working, but he was told not to go to the bathroom, call the nurse. He did and the nurse responded about 45 minutes later.

– so the police were sent Monday evening to do this “wellness” check. No problems with being placed in a rehab center under quarantine, but problems with the patient who did not want to take the risk – especially after hearing that the same thing happened to that rehab center some months before and as we heard – only a couple patients caught the flu.

The door was opened, the policeman was invited in, he said he came to “check on” Robert Bennett. Robert heard the police and came to the door. He was in his pajamas and robe – alert and just fine. The policeman acknowledged that – apologized for coming and left. Robert Bennett walked to the door under his own power without any limps, problems, walker, and hearing the police and not imagining why they would be at the door at that hour of the night, he went to the door to ‘protect his wife” (by Marceline Donaldson).

The next morning – at about 10am the 8 policemen arrived along with EMS personnel. Interesting that with all of those people at the door, about 12 or more, not one was African American and not one a woman.

Robert Bennett was picked up by the police from his home after saying several times he did not want to go – he was forced out of his home against his will and against his family’s wishes, by the police for what was characterized as medical services he said clearly he did not want. That was the first of two times police forced Robert Bennett to leave his home against his will. Both times he said he did not want the medical services being forced on him. The claim was his health? Nothing could so negatively affect his health than all of this back and forth. It is amazing he has not had a relapse or worse.

The police had been called to do that by Somerville Cambridge Elder Services. They sent the police on Monday evening March 2nd after 9pm to Robert Bennett’s home. From what information supplied by who? especially since Robert Bennett had given no one the right to distribute his health records.

After discovering that Robert Bennett was ‘well’> They sent the police again, the very next morning, on Tuesday morning march 3rd to drag Robert Bennett out of his home on a section 12 and into the hospital from which he was again discharged with “no medicines prescribed” and “all of his vital signs normal” with no problems found.

Somerville Cambridge Elder services again had Robert Bennett dragged out of his home against his wishes as had been the case previously on March 6th on a section 12. That section 12 was filed by the same Somerville Cambridge elder services after the one they filed on March 3rd had been lifted with no problems found and no reason for it to have been filed. The one filed on March 6th kept Robert in the hospital because with that filing James O’Sullivan also filed for a “Protective Order” to be placed on Robert Bennett accusing his wife of abuse and all kinds of other things – without proof, witnesses, etc.

Somerville Cambridge Elder Services had no reason to intervene. Robert Bennett and his Health Care Proxy were clear that they did not want nor need such intervention. They had nothing from any doctors that said Robert Bennett had health needs which were not being met – nothing that said Robert Bennett was physically in danger – nothing that said Robert Bennet’s life and health were in danger. They did have a wellness report from a police officer from the night before that was positive and said he did not see a problem. At least that is what was said by the policeman on Monday evening to Marceline Donaldson and Robert Bennett after the policeman woke them after 9pm.

PLEASE NOTE THE ROLE OF THE POLICE. APPARENTLY THIS IS ALL LEGAL AND COULD BE DONE TO ANY ONE OF YOU WITHOUT CAUSE, WITHOUT ANY HISTORY OF PROBLEMS, JUST BECAUSE SOMERVILLE CAMBRIDGE ELDER SERVICES or any other healthcare group and possibly others, apparently, DECIDED THEY WERE NOT GOING TO LET THIS BLACK COUPLE GET AWAY WITH REJECTING THE SERVICES THEY OFFERED ‘FOR FREE’ BECAUSE THAT IS WHERE CAMBRIDGE SOMERVILLE ELDER SERVICES GETS IT MONEY .

Robert Bennett was very clear with Somerville Cambridge Elder Services that – thank you, but no thanks for the services you are offering us “for free”. We have everything we need here and neither need nor want your services.”

Somerville Cambridge Elder Services showed Robert Bennett and his wife who was in charge and whose will would prevail and they would invade his house whether he liked it, wanted it or not.

For saying “no thanks” to their offer of someone to clean the house; someone to cook; someone to take him for walks; someone to give Robert and his wife psychological services; someone to walk their pet (but they had no pet) and more they sent the police to force those services on Robert by putting him into the hospital for as long as they decide he should stay there And he is still there and Somerville Cambridge Elder Services is still insisting on forcing on this family “free” hospital beds and even more services than originally offered.

Who is paying for all of this? The costs are exorbitant – enormous. Both for Robert Bennett’s family – for the taxpayers of the city of Cambridge – for so much more. The attorneys are making much money – so much that it is hard to hire an attorney doing this kind of work. They are all, apparently, over the top engaged.

Who is paying for the two weeks Robert Bennett has been incarcerated against his will at Mass General Hospital and not for medical reasons.

Who is paying for this? Somerville Cambridge Elder Services could care less. They work in insurance. They take their money for services rendered from insurance companies, from state grants, etc. They don’t put that up front. When they talk to potential “clients” they talk about the services they offer “for free”. Is that “for free” because they have checked on the “client’s” insurance? the client’s assets? and so much more. They clearly knew all about Robert’s financial condition because we saw where they had checked on such. Even after that and after visiting his home they erroneously claimed he was “indigent”. It is extremely difficult to walk into that house and call the inhabitants “indigent”. This is insurance fraud, amongst a whole list of other things. – not the least of which is abuse of the police; abuse of the Court system; etc.

Who takes this on with attorneys to sue this group – and others like them because they are so far away from their original mandate? From what we have discovered this has been going on for quite a long time – with no oversight? No accounting to a state group? No complaints by others taken seriously or even investigated?

There are needs in this society in the area Somerville Cambridge Elderly services are supposed to be serving. That is not who they are today and that is not what they are doing nor is that who they are serving. Their power has grown so far that they violate your privacy and, apparently are in a position to take all of your assets. (The Bennett/Donaldsons know a lot about that since they have been hounded by many to rip off the house which they own and in which they live. Is this another such attempt coming from a different side to rid the Brattle street neighborhood of an African American couple? Or is it the same side that hs tried to get rid of them taking another route to “purify” their neighborhood?

From where did they get Robert Bennett’s name and address? How did they know he had been in Mass General Hospital? Someone gives them this kind of information on everyone who comes out of the hospital because they respond offering their “free services” – within 24 hours of discharge. How does that happen when no one gave anyone the right to have access to that information?

After checking we discovered they receive “commissions” for the services they claim are “free”, but are really paid by your private insurance, or medicare, or medicaid or whichever insurance company they write this off to.

How did they get the kind of police power they have and misuse in some unbelievably irresponsible ways.

the kind of pressure they have put on Robert Bennett and his family is enormous and has cost them unbelievable amounts of money, not including the monies they have and will have to spend on attorneys and the loss of reputation.

THIS IS A POLICE STATE – USHERED IN BY THE HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY AND ITS SIDEKICK INSTITUTIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS.

This is certainly how to get money from patients beyond what is called for by their health needs.

Robert Bennett had the right to privacy for his medical records. That was totally violated by Somerville Cambridge Elder Services – a group which we discovered has been following the Bennett/Donaldson family for a few years. They had total access to his medical records – how and why?

It may be them today, but it will be you and your family tomorrow. What needs to happen for you to be in this place? A group like Somerville Cambridge Elder Services is told by; discovers in some way; that you are in the hospital – who gave others permission to give that information out to the public? Apparently, not only these groups, but others wanting to sell to you get that information. Privacy? What happened to it? Is the healthcare area one in which you have been stripped of your right to privacy without your knowledge?

There is much more – stay tuned! As we sift through everything coming in and work to verify what we are receiving.

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