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Waldorf Astoria/Park Plaza/Donald Trump – share what?

Saturday, October 17th, 2020

There is currently going on in Taunton, Massachusetts at 2 Galleria Drive an auction, which is one of the largest held in recent memory and the items include all of those which were inside the Waldorf Astoria before its current rehab started. The sale is being held by Kaminski Auctioneers of Beverly, Massachusetts.

https://auctions.kaminskiauctions.com/viewuserdefinedpage.aspx?pn=waldorf-astoria-auction

This is the largest auction held – so far. The auction which held that title, until Kaminski came along with the Waldorf Astoria auction was the one which sold items from the Park Plaza Hotel, which was owned by Donald Trump. He went bankrupt, so the hotel and its contents were auctioned.

Trump purchased the hotel in 1988 and paid some $400 million plus. It was purchased in its bankruptcy in 1995 for some $325 million. It was sold by the purchasers in 2004 for $675 million.

Joe Brancatelli wrote an article about Trump and the Plaza Hotel along with his foray into the travel industry March 3, 2016. That article was written when Trump was running to win the Republican primnary for president of the United States .

A quote from that article

“After a series of primary wins on Tuesday, Donald Trump is the man to beat for the Republican Party nomination for president. And as you surely know, Trump voters are enamored of his carefully burnished reputation as a businessman supposedly worth ” in excess of TEN BILLION DOLLARS.”

But like his all-caps boasting on Federal Election Commission financial forms, Trump’s record doesn’t translate to the travel industry. His travel forays over the past 40 years have been a strange brew of missed opportunities, dreadful timing, questionable financial maneuvers, swaggering braggadocio, tear-down-the-competition innuendo and outright failure.”

To read the entire article go to: https://www.bizjournals.com/bizjournals/blog/seat2B/2016/03/joe-brancatelli-donald-trump-travel-deals.html

The article is very enlightening because it talks about the many tries and failures of Donald Trump, some of his bankruptcies and the time he partnered with the Pritzker family in a hotel in New York which was apparently the beginning of the Hyatt chain.

That partnership was fraught with fights, law suits, and more negative stuff. The Pritzkers ended the partnership and they went their separate ways. The Hyatt chain in New York developed eight Manhattan hotels, including the Grand Hyatt while Trump’s own chain over the same period had two New York hotels.

Trump then went into the casino business and, according to this article, left banks, bondholders and other investors holding the financial bag. then came the casino bankruptcies and now Atlantic City, where his casinos were built, is a mess.

And now so is the United States.

The article is a must read if you would like to know the real story of Donald Trump as a business man. What amazes us is that all of this was known before Trump was elected President, yet none of it mattered to those who supported Trump for president.

Most interesting for us was the 1989 purchase by Trump of the Eastern Air Lines Shuttle. A Bettina Blog talks about Trump’s foray into the airline industry by using the work of an African American man who went back and forth from Boston to New York thinking Trump was interested in working with him on a shuttle. In reality Trump was interested in getting into the airlines business on the back of his work leaving him in the dust for all of his hard work and travel back and forth to New York to meet with Trump at his own expense. From our knowledge the man was never compensated and Trump simply took his work and used it as his own.

His history, character and personality prevailed, however and he overpaid for the planes, received a practically destroyed market share and cut costs by putting out “upgrades” of flash rather than actual, substantial, business improvements and of course, he tried to increase his market share by smearing his competitors with unfounded accusations.

It is a “must read” article if you would like to see just how much the United States voters who supported Trump were willing to overlook because they had a candidate who, they thought, would keep and move ahead to ever higher places their identity as “better than”. It is quite a story when you realize by who, for what and how Trump was elected.

This country was founded and became great through slavery. Those fighting the idea trying to move the United States to greatness through other means have constantly had to fight those who didn’t want to put in the work, but wanted an easier, quicker, filthier way to power and riches.

Trump has become a symbol of just how that has been done over the generations. He has also shown just how ugly are those goals and what one has to do to achieve such supremacy over others.

Trump’s pattern of life and its results have been documented, not only in this article by Joe Brancatelli, but in many others.

Today, the conspiracy theories, the lies, the mess, the upheavals all necessary for Trump to maintain in the way he tries to recreate the world in his own image, are all out there. Amazingly, even with history to show the results of following such a person there is still a large percentage of the United States population doing just that and feeling “better than” and justified as they spill and spurt filth, evil, brutality, lies, pain and suffering all over the world.

Make sure you read the article to its end where it points out that while Trump was calling for a ban on Muslims, Trump Hotels were aggressively courting Muslim business with an Arabic-language website.

There are other articles which outline what was happening in “Trump Business World” and they all read very similarly.

They all point to what bigotry can and has produced, yet we still engage.

One of Trump’s most horrendous legacies is his stamp on the United States Supreme Court. He is leaving a nominee who will keep his character, values, his brand of ‘integrity’ solidly enmeshed in the United States through almost everything the Supreme Court does.

That could be changed by the Senate finding its way back to a better, more truthful, more substantial place and vote to not confirm Trump’s nominee, but after watching what happened with the Kavanaugh nomination, that possibility has O% chance of happening. Real, substantial values are hard too restore once compromised and destroyed with others put in their place to achieve specious goals. The United States has not been able to work its way out of the morass it created and refuses to get out of from its beginnings.

A beautiful dream – unrealizable?________________________________________________________________

Donald Trump and Jim Jones – HERD IMMUNITY and KOOL AID

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

Kool Aid and COVID-19.  What do they have in common.  

The people in Guyana who were followers of Jim Jones had a better chance of living after Jim Jones had his trusted Lieutenants begin to serve them a poisoned concoction because he saw that his rule as head of the group was coming to an end than the people residing in the United States have after Donald Trump put out his order for the COVID-19 virus to be met head on with HERD IMMUNITY.  

 Trump  is out in front having gatherings which will do the maximum at spreading the virus quickly around the country and he has many people working with him to achieve his goal.  As did Jim Jones.   It is time for “head in the sand” people to take their heads out of the sand and look around.  

Rather than face life without the power and control he had experienced as head of this group, Jones had them all killed and his chief lieutenants obliged and carried out his wishes.  Donald Trump has done the same thing using the Coronavirus and his chief lieutenants are following his orders. 

What are you going to do about this?  Wait to die? We, at Bettina Network, inc. are clearly being harassed.  We have been experiencing much harassment.  After this blog I expect there will be more.  We survived being out there during the 1960’s fighting for civil rights.  We were out there in the middle of the women’s movement in the late 1960’s through the 1970’s.  We have been out there fighting for equal rights for everyone because that is how we were raised.   

Today,  our telephone constantly rings and there is no one on the other side.  The last call was from “Nicholas Gary 1-813 289 8225.  at 9:50pm.  When you dial that number an interrupt signal comes on and the recorded voice says – “this number has been disconnected.”  That is a common response from the telephone calls with no one on the other side we have been receiving for months. Minutes before that the call came from 617 691 2429.  The recording said “the number you have reached has been changed.  Please make a note of the new number and there then happens a busy signal.

Minutes after that a call came from “Blue Ox Bistro” 215 728 9440 with a long recorded message ending with a busy signal.  714 942 9957 with a message that says “we have determined that you are a scammer.  If our info is wrong you may email us at info@ scammer blaster.1” and it goes on and on with calls every few minutes. 

We are not the only people being harassed and threatened – and now it goes across the country threatening everyone.  Don’t you think it is time to put a stop to this?  Pelosi?  Schumer?  and the rest of you?  What will it take to remove this man from office and move him to some safe place where he will not be able to do harm to the citizens of the United States? With his announcement that there would be no COVID relief bill until after the election when he is re-elected – how much more is needed to remove him along with his lieutenants from office?  

Mark Meadows looks and acts very much like Jim Jones’ chief lieutenant during the Guyana event.  How much more is needed to act? We had no thought that we would be in such a place to say such things, our Harvard Business School education put us in line for great things – or so we thought.

However, these are crucial times and friends, family and colleagues are dying because of Donald Trump.   We have had a “thug” in office as President of these United States.  His grandfather was the first to come to this country and he made a substantial living on the backs of women who he used as prostitutes and built a bordello.  His son, Donald Trump’s father, made a substantial living partnering with someone who many claimed to be Italian Mafia.  Together they succeeded wildly and made it possible for Trump to become president.  

Trump himself sent out the dog whistle to all of those who could not face life without being “better than” and that dog whistle got him elected.  There are still those who see themselves as supporters of the one they claim has been sent by Hitler to restore the Nazi empire and we sit and wait.

How long, O Lord, are we going to sit and wait for the powers of evil to do their worse while we keep our hands clean to be able to wait until others do the dirty work and we can then come out of hiding breathing a sigh of relief? That is how it has ever been – would it be so beautiful a world if that could/would change?

We were raised with the belief that “I am my brothers’ keeper.” We sang that hymn – “Send me”. Were those only words to feel good by or words to live by? Martin Luther King, Jr. stepped out and with him were a number of people, but not as many as claimed to be there when the air cleared and he was declared one of our heroes. His army of supporters at that point, after he was long dead, multiplied by the millions, still doing nothing, but laying claim to being a part of his sacrifice.

When will that attitude change. We have caused many wars and much suffering for generations. We fled the “old country” for freedom in the new and we simply put in place to live by what we fled from.

If ever there was a time to stand and be counted – this is it.

Where were you when the United States was being destroyed by its “democratically elected” president? Were you on the front line? Or were you cowering behind waiting for others to clear the path so you could join them at the victory party as though you had been there all along!

With this White House declaring its way to go is through “Herd Immunity” it is time to stop sidelining and it is time for you to join those on the front lines. What can you do? What do you have to give? How are you going to protect your family from such a threat? Is your need to be better than – which you hide under all kinds of deflecting rhetoric – worth this?

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Let’s Review the Rev. Dr. Bennett situation! It looks like Criminal Conspiracy to us!

Monday, September 21st, 2020

Please circulate this to everyone you know. To every law enforcement agency you can reach. To everyone you think should know about this with letters to Middlesex Probate and Family Court, 121 Third Street, Cambridge, MA. 617 768 5808 to let them know your thoughts about how they function. letters to fax number 617 225 0781.

We need lawyers, legal researchers, people skilled in IT, those in PR, everyone who can help. Let us know who you are and how you can support what we are doing. This is clearly headed to a substantial law suit with side issues – like medical malpractice, legal malpractice and more.

Clearly, this is going through the legal system in a huge way. We are getting prepared so we can do our bit and the research will continue. This is a lawyers dream – this ‘incident’ in the ‘elder law’ area. The money lawyers can and are making in this area – it is unbelievably foul, especially when you think of the suffering and destruction of the end of life of so many elderly people, most of whom cannot take this on to fight and object to what is happening to them. The Donaldson/Bennett’s are rare. He is 87, she is 82. We guess the folks pushing to take their assets thought they would be a push-over.

This is an area the press refuses to cover and so the people who have perpetrated this on others evade scrutiny. This is what happened with the media pre-1960’s. The horrible things the KKK, the White Supremacist, the Nazi’s and those supporting them did escaped notice because racism and all other forms of bigotry were routinely not covered in the press. Ms Donaldson comes from a journalists family because her grandfather co-founded the Louisiana Weekly and worked extensively with the Pittsburgh Courier (the first office in NOLA of the Pittsburgh Courier was in her family’s living room) and other African American publications. His goal was to have these very racist, sexist, extreme bigoted actions be journalistically researched and published so they would be known and not done under the cover of silence. Sorrowfully, that is what is happening in this society today.

As more is uncovered this gets uglier. Some of what follows is repetitive – much is new to the blog. If you have additional information, please contact us.

We very much appreciate the person who put the papers through the mail slot at the Donaldson/Bennett home. We wanted to know the genesis of the charge against Marceline Donaldson of “elder abuse”. We found all kind of possibilities, but found the real genesis in those papers turned over to us so we could move ahead with investigating what happened, how, who, when. It made us sick to our stomachs when we found so many lawyers involved in previous cases. It looked as though the goal is to drain the assets of this quite, shy, lovely man so their estates can benefit.

Somerville Cambridge Elder and Protective Services made the charge backed up by the attorney they ‘appointed’ for Rev. Dr. Bennett while making sure he would not be able to have an attorney of his or his family’s choosing.

The CPCS in Boston saw to it that Cheri Myette would be paid even when they were contacted by Ms. Donaldson who wanted to know why an attorney was appointed for her husband calling him “indigent” when he was not. This state agency was cooperating with a conspiracy to take away Rev. Dr. Robert Bennett’s ability to function in this life – to walk, talk, think, etc. by funding a lie.

As we looked closer, Ms. Donaldson hired attorneys for herself and her husband. She paid their requested retainer which amounted to several thousands of dollars and they could not do their job because the state was paying attorneys, as requested, by one of the State of Massachusetts Agencies – Somerville Cambridge Elder and Protective Services is funded – either in whole or partially by the State of Massachusetts and they also have Federal support. That support is used to keep assets from one generation of African Americans, Jews, Latina’s LGBTQ people and other minorities from passing to the next generation. Instead those assets are going into the pockets of the descendants of white northern european attorneys and their supporting staff.

A family, which hired attorneys, paid the retainers, called “indigent” because of the greed of those pushing this action. It is one of the most disgusting things we have come across. It is certainly a way to drain the minority community of many assets and very quickly. It is a way to reduce the number of minorities able to succeed in this society and to keep them as the “bottom” – making the least amount of money while taking the largest risks – something which is showing clearly in this COVID-19 pandemic.

We believe this was and is a conspiracy to destroy a black family – to destroy a black marriage and so much more. One thing that happened with the motion Attorney Myette filed was to separate a husband and wife of 37 years. Against their wishes and without their knowledge they were legally separated. We understand jokes were made about Ms. Donaldson after they had clearly seen her as a very negative stereotype of black females. None of them had even met Ms. Donaldson or Rev. Dr. Bennett.

Somerville Cambridge Elder and Protective Services instituted with MGH’s help and compliance a “rule” that Ms. Donaldson could not visit her husband without an MGH Security Guard and a Policeman present. On her first visit, she noticed the ward in which he was kept was locked and there were Security Guards in the hallway. Others stood close to her during her visit – apparently to make sure they heard everything said between Rev. Dr. Bennett and his wife.

During these five weeks, Ms. Donaldson was able to visit her husband only three times. An MGH Security Guard threatened to physically throw her out of MGH if she didn’t leave – on a day when she arrived, having made an appointment for the visit and was denied with the Security Guard telling her she could not see her husband because he had filed a complaint against her for abuse and she would not be allowed to go to White 10th Floor at MGH where he was being kept. That happened several times when she arrived – one excuse after another was used by MGH Security personnel to keep her from visiting. That happened under whose orders?

We have reproduced here a letter to the attorneys involved sent by Attorney O’Sullivan and it makes your stomach churn.

In it, Attorney O’Sullivan actually describes the process by which one is “incapacitated”.. It starts in the hospital – in this case MGH, a hospital that needs to investigate what is happening within its confines when one department does a great job and another does everything to destroy a patients’ ability to function.

We also have a letter hand written by an employee of the Post Office who saw Rev. Dr. Bennett frequently as he went to the post office daily over many years. The letter is copied here and says what great shape Dr. Bennett was in on March 5th, the day he was seen with his wife in the post officer laughing and talking to a friend X.C. who commented on how great he looked. The very next day white Cambridge policemen arrived at his house to force him into MGH. That even after the section 12 filed against him had been lifted and he was sent home with “no medicines prescribed.”

When he was discharged from MGH on April 13th he did not look so good. He looked like a man who had just come out of a concentration camp. He could not walk without extreme help – even with a walker. He was confused as to where he was. He was clearly terrified until he saw his wife.

He was sent home from MGH with no shoes on his feet because they were so swollen none of his shoes fit. I could go on to what was done to this African American man in a medical action started and carried forward by Dr. Rebecca Warner who is apparently the medical person who gave the diagnosis of “incapacitated” after she filled him full of hallucinatory drugs, anti-psychotics and so much more which no one before her had prescribed. In fact psychiatrists before her deemed no medicines were necessary and Dr. Bennett should not have been brought to MGH to be sectioned.

When he did not turn up at Mount Auburn Hospital, which is the hospital Dr. Rebecca Warner wanted Rev. Dr. Bennett sent to – she followed him to MGH to do what they were prepared to do at Mount Auburn Hospital – treat Dr. Bennett in such a way that he would be quickly “incapacitated” and ready to be forced into a nursing home. Especially after having his wife was declared “abusive” so a Guardianship would be necessary to make decisions about the drawing down of his assets, among other decisions that needed to be made. Somerville Cambridge Elder and Protective Services was right there to make sure the person and Guardianship Corporation so chosen would benefit them – and probably the future career of those young women making such horrendous decisions over the life of this African American family.

To what can we compare this? SLAVE HOLDERS – ripped slaves from their families. They separated families with deception and with speed. Clearly, speed was one of the motivating factors here.

They deceived the enslaved by not telling them what was happening and transported them quickly using – in many cases – the then police, the group established to hunt, capture, intimidate, take away the liberty of human beings who happened to be Africans. They were transported quickly to avert what the law might dictate is given a chance and given the truth. they were removed from being able to contact attorneys or other witnesses. Relevant and important papers were hidden and/or destroyed.

Ms. Donaldson contacted Ms. Paulette Marie with the CPCS to talk about what was happening with her husband and to make a complaint against Somerville Cambridge Elder and Protective Services and Attorney Cheri Myette. Ms. Marie explained to Ms. Donaldson how one could have assets and still be considered “indigent” qualifying for the state support. She did not ask Ms. Donaldson for any information that might be used to investigate or move Ms. Myette out of the way by taking away the State monies paying for her to do a job which should have been done by the private attorneys Ms. Donaldson hired. She did say several times how the attorney chosen was the next on the list. That was not true, but Ms. Marie would not counter such a suggestion. She also had no comment when Ms. Donaldson wanted to know how Rev. Dr. Bennett could be considered ‘indigent” when his family paid several thousands of dollars to hire attorneys to represent him and they could not because the state sponsored attorney was court appointed and was not going to be replaced by anyone.

We could go on for pages, but we will stop here and hope for more feedback from you. Please pass this on to as many people as possible. We are most grateful to those who passed this on so we were able to get a copy of the motion which started all of this.

God keep you safe in all that you do and may you and your family never experience anything even close to this.

All of us at Bettina’s

Cooperatively researched

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Signed and Notarized Statement of Rev. Dr. Robert Bennett regarding motions filed in his name about which he knew nothing at an ex parte hearing about which he knew nothing. A motion which contained lies he was claimed to have said and to which his name was attached as though he wrote the motion, with the claim that he was the one filing the motion. Filed by an attorney who neither he nor his family had ever heard of, had ever spoken to. In an attempt to make an ex-parte motion appear to be a motion at which Rev. Dr. Robert Bennet was represented.

Thursday, September 17th, 2020

Rev. Dr. Robert Bennett’s statement – sworn to and notarized

I am attaching documents that were filed in my name with Middlesex Probate and Family Court.  One claim of these documents was that I am “indigent”. 

1) “Order Appointing Counsel” was filed 3/5/2020 claiming “elder abuse”.

I knew nothing about this document.  I did not request an attorney be appointed on my behalf.  I knew nothing about this action and I did not know nor had ever heard of Cheri Myette.  Over the months that followed Cheri Myette did not contact me; did not answer my contact to her which included telephone calls and emails.  Nor did she respond to my wife’s telephone calls and emails to her.  She was apparently appointed as a space saver so other attorneys could not represent me and motions I filed on my own behalf would not be heard by nor taken seriously by the Court because I had a Court appointed attorney. 

Attorney Myette was appointed in an “ex parte” hearing on March 6, 2020. She filed motions which claimed many things which are lies and apparently meant to further the case of Somerville Cambridge Elder and Protective Services’ attempt to take over my life; to make the end of my life miserable; to incarcerate me in a nursing home with restraints on a steady diet of anti-psychotic medications; to make and then keep me “incapacitated” and more – things they have done to other African Americans.  

Protective Services Agencies in other areas of Massachusetts besides Boston/Cambridge partnering with attorneys in Massachusetts have done similar things to Jews, African Americans, immigrants and other minorities.

 2) A form entitled ” Motion for Funds for Independent Examination.”

I knew nothing about this motion.  This was not done on my behalf by anyone. This was done to further the goals of the “grifters” trying to strip me of any assets I might have.

I was forced out of my home on March 3, 2020 by the Cambridge police with an order signed by Dr. Rebecca Warner, psychiatrist who said in the Section 12 she filed against me that “she never met me, never examined me, never visited by home but was signing a Section 12 to have me picked up, forced into Mount Auburn Hospital to be “sectioned”.  This same Dr. Rebecca Warner is now the one being paid $2,000 by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to do an “Independent Exam”. She was paid $2,000 because Myette, O’Sullivan, SCES claimed I was ‘indigent’ and could not afford even the $150 fee usually required of people in these circumstances. 

What Dr. Warner did was to facilitate my ‘incarceration’ by SCES and to force anti-psychotics, anti-seizure medicines, hallucinatory medicines and 8 to 10 more individual medicines per day down my throat. They had me in a position where I was totally scared with all that happened around me and I was in this place with no one, shoved into a corner, forced to stay in bed. It was a nightmare.

3)  I refused to go.  The police were very clear, if I did not go I would be picked up by them and forcibly put into the ambulance waiting outside for me. 

4)  My wife asked why was I being forced to go to Mount Auburn Hospital when I was just discharged two days prior from MGH.  The police did not know, but if that made a difference they would take me to MGH instead. 

5)  I was taken to MGH against my will.   

6)  I was discharged from MGH on March 4th at 3:30am with the Section 12 “lifted” and told I could go home. 

7)  My wife and I went home. 

8. On March 6th I was forced into MGH again by the Cambridge Police and this time supposedly on a charge of “elder abuse.”  The claim included several things which basically said I was being “medically abused” by my wife. It claimed I was the one making the claim. 

 This motion says I swore to several things – I did not know anything about this motion and I swore to nothing.  What they have me swearing to is a lie and I believe was conjured up so they could go after my assets as they have gone after the assets of other African Americans, Jews, immigrants and other minorities, after they have gone through a process of making those minorities “incapacitated” or as close to “incapacitated” as possible.

They used the charge of “elder abuse” to send the police to take me out of a house I lived in for 36 years with a wife I was married to for 37 years.  They had to get me out of the house “immediately” because my life and health were at stake.

 This motion says “In support hereof the Respondent swears and avers that: 1. He is indigent

I am not indigent and I did not swear to any such thing.  Yesterday was the first time I saw that motion which is dated March 6, 2020.

I did not know about this document nor about this motion nor did anyone else in my family know about this or had seen it.

 2. The motion continues: “He has a right under the United States and Massachusetts Constitutions to the services of a clinician at the Commonwealth’s expense where, as here, the Commonwealth seeks to deprive a Respondent of a substantial liberty interest as a result of its allegations as to his mental status and need for inpatient psychiatric care and treatment.  See, Are v. Oklahoma, 470 U. S. 68 (1985). 

The Clinician they talk about is one who took out the Section 12 against me for Somerville Cambridge Elder and Protective Services – Dr. Rebecca Warner. Hers clearly would not be an “Independent Examination” since she was involved from the beginning and when the MGH exam did not produce the results SCES wanted, they brought in their psychiatrist to do it over so they could move on to their next step which was trying to “incapacitate” me so Attorney O’Sullivan could move on to his next step which was to attempt to take Guardianship over me claiming I was “incapacitated” – the result they were trying to bring about.

I did not contact them nor did I ask for help on any level.  I was well taken care of by my wife, adult children and the community surrounding us.  They made allegations as to my mental status without proof of any kind.  

SCES did this to promote their services and to force African Americans into their agency forcing me and others to accept what we did not need nor want. To do this they had to bring in a psychiatrist to claim I was mentally ill.

3.  In the alternative, the Court must, pursuant too G.L. c.261, article 27C, authorize the expenditure of funds necessary to secure such services where, as here, such services are reasonably necessary to assure that Respondent is able to prosecute this action in as effective manner as would be available to a person of means.  Commonwealth v. Lockley, 381 Mass. 156 (1980).  In respect thereto, Respondent further asserts that it cannot reasonably be argued that a person of means, facing the possibility of the involuntary Pilgrim Rehabization, would ever knowingly choose not to expend his funds to secure the assistance of an independent clinical expert.  See e.g. Guardianship of a Mentally Ill Person, Mass. App. Ct. No. 85-0018 Civ. (Dreben J. 1/28/85).

This was especially amazing since such an independent clinical expert had done such a job and “lifted” the Section 12 and sent me home. SCES, Attorney O’Sullivan and their group were not going to let go because they thought my assets were too tempting nor to raid and destroy.

 Again I reiterate I knew nothing about this.  No one determined that I was mentally ill.  In fact, MGH psychiatrists made the determination that the Section 12 was lifted which was filed by Somerville Cambridge Elder and Protective Services and Attorney James O’Sullivan. Attorney O’Sullivan and Protective Services have done this against African Americans, Jews, immigrants and others in the past, without cause. With the help of their psychiatrist and others they created the cause they needed to move against those they sought out to promote their grifting.  

In other words, MGH psychiatrist found I was not mentally ill and there was no reason for my having been picked up and forced into the hospital. The motion filed by SCES with help from Atty Cheri Myette and Atty O’Sullivan ends with WHEREFORE it is respectfully requested that the above Motion be allowed. It also says on the signature lines “Respectfully submitted, Robert Bennett, By his attorney s/s Cheri Myette” There is no signature under my name – only the typed ending. This was done by Atty Myette on March 5, 2020 when she had not spoken to me about anything – had never met me, knew nothing about me except that I was the new “mark”.

Again, I have never met Cheri Myette. I had never spoken to her. I had no idea these folks were running into Court to get this motion against me to take away my freedom. This was done in my name without my knowledge or consent and I was totally capable of giving both.

They took it upon themselves to accuse my wife of abusing me because that allowed them to send the police to take me out of my home once again and to continue on with what I consider a criminal conspiracy which has been practiced against many by the same people and others across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

On March 4, 2020 at 3:30 am  I was discharged from MGH with “no medicines prescribed” yet as a result of this motion they filed the abuse charge against my wife. SCES claimed that “It is alleged that Mr. Bennett’s medical needs are not being met in part, he may not be taking his prescribed medications.

They did not tell the Court that Robert Bennett was discharged with “no medicines prescribed.” So what does all of the above mean?

The “Temporary Order” also claims Robert Bennett needs “appropriate supervision”. needs rehab; needs medical follow-up; etc. etc. 

What they did not say was the discharge with “no medicines prescribed and all vitals normal including blood pressure made that a ridiculous decision.

What the motion also ignored was that SCES was behind forcing me into Sherrill House for rehab as the only place I could go. My choice was Spaulding, however, I was told Sherrill House was the only place I could go. 

With that choice they sent me to a rehab, nursing home which was under quarantine and did not have the same level of expertise, etc. that would have been available to me at Spaulding.

Having visited Spaulding when friends were there I was able to see their level of care and rehab that I did not see at Sherrill House. My choice was taken away from me and my wife, as my Health Care Proxy, was also eliminated from that decision. When my wife and I visited both places it was clear that Spaulding was white – Sherrill House was brown to black and the way that was maintained was what I was experiencing with no choice as to which institution I would receive rehab.

I was also forced to accept a visiting nurse/home health care group without having a choice in the matter and in the process of that I was sexually abused by one of the people who were supposedly giving me better care than my wife could give.

Dr. Rebecca Warner was the psychiatrist who signed the Section 12 which was ‘lifted’ by MGH. That should have settled the matter. Instead, she continued to be involved pushing the matter and attempting to clearly diagnose me as “incapacitated” and filling me full of drugs which could have done serious damage to me mentally and physically.

With the Section 12 she was not paid the $2,000 they paid Dr. Rebecca Warner to go to MGH to give me Hallucinatory Drugs, anti-psychotics with no reason, anti-seizure medications for five weeks on a daily basis which probably has negatively affected my brain and all the other 8 to 10 drugs I was forced to take. In other words the state paid for Dr. Warner to set me on a program to incapacitate me so I could then me forced into a nursing home in constraints for the rest of my life.

Dr. Warner’s license should be immediately suspended pending a hearing as to whether her license should be permanently removed.

That “Temporary Order” is dated March 6, 2020 – the date the police forced their way into my home at 6pm and threatened to drag my out if I didn’t walk out with them and if they broke anything or had to break the door down they said they had the right to do that and they would not be financially responsible for any damage done.  They also said they had to right to go all through my home, if that was necessary, to get me to drag me out to put me into the ambulance waiting outside to take me to MGH.

Present when this happened was my wife, Marceline Donaldson.  My son, Mark Bennett, his wife Karen Bennett and my daughter Ann Bennett.  But, somehow these African Americans were not adequate to see about my well being and could not satisfy what the Court thought I needed and forced upon me. What they forced on me were whites replacing the African American family and community within which I lived.

The person who was supposed to do this “examination of me” was Dr. Rebecca Warner, the psychiatrist who swore out the Section 12 which put me, against my will in MGH on March 3rd.  Dr. Warner is the psychiatrist who said in the Section 12 that she did not know me, had never met me, had never been to my home yet she forced me out of my home with police and declared my home of 36 years ‘unsafe’.

To swear this out – to lie under oath saying I requested this motion be allowed when I did not and knew nothing about it violates every right I have and has destroyed my wife’s reputation.

This has been an unbelievable experience and has shown me clearly one does not have to be involved in claimed criminal activity to have these horrendous interactions with the police and the Court which were clearly totally unjustified with a clear attempt to destroy my life, my family, and to see that my assets would be drawn down and turned over to whites instead of being help in the hands of African Americans. That apparently violates this Court’s ethic. – And yes, I am angry! Wouldn’t you be angry?

Respectfully Submitted,

s/s Rev. Dr. Robert A. Bennett, Jr.

They Acted Corruptly – They Lied – They cheated the Commonwealth of Massachusetts all to incarcerate an African American man and take his assets, while at the same time claiming he was “indigent”.

Monday, September 14th, 2020

What is most amazing about all of this is the multiple and continuing lies – most told under oath by people working for a state agency; by attorneys; by their clients. Are these called “grifters”.

The elderly are so badly treated in Probate and Family Court that motions are filed in their name – without their knowledge – without their consent and everyone acting as though this is fine and the way things are and should be done in Court.

It might surprise you, but many elderly people are perfectly able to talk, think, write, walk, dance, run and more and yet they are portrayed as “incapacitated.” That word is used in many cases to keep the elderly from appearing in Court so they will not contradict the story line being used to gain access to and spend down their assets.

What follows is a notarized statement by Rev. Dr. Robert Bennett in response to papers he and his family were given by strangers who got them from someplace – and thank God for such caring people.

These are motions and other such papers filed in Court under Robert Bennett’s name about which he knew nothing, which were not signed by Robert Bennett, some were undersigned by his Court Appointed attorney who has never contacted him; never talked to him neither in person nor on the phone nor by email. Their first contact was when Robert Bennett started motioning the Court for the removal of this Court appointed attorney.

We will let these papers stand on their own because we want you to know what Rev. Dr. Robert Bennett and his wife, Marceline Donaldson, are going through. We want you to know every detail because others are going through the same thing. We received calls, and other contacts from people who are desperate and who have been made destitute when they spent their lives accumulating a “nest egg” for their old age and something to pass along to their children. That “nest egg” seems to be the reason for all of this. It is no accident that this started against the Donaldson/Bennett’s shortly after they put their house on the market for sale and they changed their minds and took it off the market. And then all hell broke loose.

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Rev. Dr. Robert Bennett’s statement – sworn to and notarized

I am attaching documents that were filed in my name with Middlesex Probate and Family Court.  One claim of these documents was that I am “indigent”. 

1) “Order Appointing Counsel” was filed 3/5/2020 claiming “elder abuse”.

I knew nothing about this document.  I did not request an attorney be appointed on my behalf.  I knew nothing about this action and I did not know nor had ever heard of Cheri Myette.  Over the months that followed Cheri Myette did not contact me; did not answer my contact to her which included telephone calls and emails.  Nor did she respond to my wife’s telephone calls and emails to her.  She was apparently appointed as a space saver so other attorneys could not represent me and motions I filed on my own behalf would not be heard by nor taken seriously by the Court because I had a Court appointed attorney.

Attorney Myette was appointed in an “ex parte” hearing on March 6, 2020. She filed motions which claimed many things which are lies and apparently meant to further the case of Somerville Cambridge Elder and Protective Services’ attempt to take over my life; to make the end of my life miserable; to incarcerate me in a nursing home with restraints on a steady diet of anti-psychotic medications; to make and then keep me “incapacitated” and more – things they have done to other African Americans.  

Protective Services Agencies in other areas of Massachusetts besides Boston/Cambridge partnering with attorneys in Massachusetts have done similar things to Jews, African Americans, immigrants and other minorities.

 2) A form entitled ” Motion for Funds for Independent Examination.”

I knew nothing about this motion.  This was not done on my behalf by anyone. This was done to further the goals of the “grifters” trying to strip me of any assets I might have.

I was forced out of my home on March 3, 2020 by the Cambridge police with an order signed by Dr. Rebecca Warner, psychiatrist who said in the Section 12 she filed against me that “she never met me, never examined me, never visited by home but was signing a Section 12 to have me picked up, forced into Mount Auburn Hospital to be “sectioned”.  This same Dr. Rebecca Warner is now the one being paid $2,000 by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to do an “Independent Exam”. She was paid $2,000 because Myette, O’Sullivan, SCES claimed I was ‘indigent’ and could not afford even the $150 fee usually required of people in these circumstances.

What Dr. Warner did was to facilitate my ‘incarceration’ by SCES and to force anti-psychotics, anti-seizure medicines, hallucinatory medicines and 8 to 10 more individual medicines per day down my throat. They had me in a position where I was totally scared with all that happened around me and I was in this place with no one, shoved into a corner, forced to stay in bed. It was a nightmare.

3)  I refused to go.  The police were very clear, if I did not go I would be picked up by them and forcibly put into the ambulance waiting outside for me. 

4)  My wife asked why was I being forced to go to Mount Auburn Hospital when I was just discharged two days prior from MGH.  The police did not know, but if that made a difference they would take me to MGH instead. 

5)  I was taken to MGH against my will.   

6)  I was discharged from MGH on March 4th at 3:30am with the Section 12 “lifted” and told I could go home. 

7)  My wife and I went home. 

8. On March 6th I was forced into MGH again by the Cambridge Police and this time supposedly on a charge of “elder abuse.”  The claim included several things which basically said I was being “medically abused” by my wife. It claimed I was the one making the claim.

 This motion says I swore to several things – I did not know anything about this motion and I swore to nothing.  What they have me swearing to is a lie and I believe was conjured up so they could go after my assets as they have gone after the assets of other African Americans, Jews, immigrants and other minorities, after they have gone through a process of making those minorities “incapacitated” or as close to “incapacitated” as possible.

They used the charge of “elder abuse” to send the police to take me out of a house I lived in for 36 years with a wife I was married to for 37 years.  They had to get me out of the house “immediately” because my life and health were at stake.

 This motion says “In support hereof the Respondent swears and avers that: 1. He is indigent

I am not indigent and I did not swear to any such thing.  Yesterday was the first time I saw that motion which is dated March 6, 2020.

I did not know about this document nor about this motion nor did anyone else in my family know about this or had seen it.

 2. The motion continues: “He has a right under the United States and Massachusetts Constitutions to the services of a clinician at the Commonwealth’s expense where, as here, the Commonwealth seeks to deprive a Respondent of a substantial liberty interest as a result of its allegations as to his mental status and need for inpatient psychiatric care and treatment.  See, Are v. Oklahoma, 470 U. S. 68 (1985). 

The Clinician they talk about is one who took out the Section 12 against me for Somerville Cambridge Elder and Protective Services – Dr. Rebecca Warner. Hers clearly would not be an “Independent Examination” since she was involved from the beginning and when the MGH exam did not produce the results SCES wanted, they brought in their psychiatrist to do it over so they could move on to their next step which was trying to “incapacitate” me so Attorney O’Sullivan could move on to his next step which was to attempt to take Guardianship over me claiming I was “incapacitated” – the result they were trying to bring about.

I did not contact them nor did I ask for help on any level.  I was well taken care of by my wife, adult children and the community surrounding us.  They made allegations as to my mental status without proof of any kind.  

SCES did this to promote their services and to force African Americans into their agency forcing me and others to accept what we did not need nor want. To do this they had to bring in a psychiatrist to claim I was mentally ill.

3.  In the alternative, the Court must, pursuant too G.L. c.261, article 27C, authorize the expenditure of funds necessary to secure such services where, as here, such services are reasonably necessary to assure that Respondent is able to prosecute this action in as effective manner as would be available to a person of means.  Commonwealth v. Lockley, 381 Mass. 156 (1980).  In respect thereto, Respondent further asserts that it cannot reasonably be argued that a person of means, facing the possibility of the involuntary Pilgrim Rehabization, would ever knowingly choose not to expend his funds to secure the assistance of an independent clinical expert.  See e.g. Guardianship of a Mentally Ill Person, Mass. App. Ct. No. 85-0018 Civ. (Dreben J. 1/28/85).

This was especially amazing since such an independent clinical expert had done such a job and “lifted” the Section 12 and sent me home. SCES, Attorney O’Sullivan and their group were not going to let go because they thought my assets were too tempting nor to raid and destroy.

 Again I reiterate I knew nothing about this.  No one determined that I was mentally ill.  In fact, MGH psychiatrists made the determination that the Section 12 was lifted which was filed by Somerville Cambridge Elder and Protective Services and Attorney James O’Sullivan. Attorney O’Sullivan and Protective Services have done this against African Americans, Jews, immigrants and others in the past, without cause. With the help of their psychiatrist and others they created the cause they needed to move against those they sought out to promote their grifting.  

In other words, MGH psychiatrist found I was not mentally ill and there was no reason for my having been picked up and forced into the hospital. The motion filed by SCES with help from Atty Cheri Myette and Atty O’Sullivan ends with WHEREFORE it is respectfully requested that the above Motion be allowed. It also says on the signature lines “Respectfully submitted, Robert Bennett, By his attorney s/s Cheri Myette” There is no signature under my name – only the typed ending. This was done by Atty Myette on March 5, 2020 when she had not spoken to me about anything – had never met me, knew nothing about me except that I was the new “mark”.

Again, I have never met Cheri Myette. I had never spoken to her. I had no idea these folks were running into Court to get this motion against me to take away my freedom. This was done in my name without my knowledge or consent and I was totally capable of giving both.

They took it upon themselves to accuse my wife of abusing me because that allowed them to send the police to take me out of my home once again and to continue on with what I consider a criminal conspiracy which has been practiced against many by the same people and others across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

On March 4, 2020 at 3:30 am  I was discharged from MGH with “no medicines prescribed” yet as a result of this motion they filed the abuse charge against my wife. SCES claimed that “It is alleged that Mr. Bennett’s medical needs are not being met in part, he may not be taking his prescribed medications.

They did not tell the Court that Robert Bennett was discharged with “no medicines prescribed.” So what does all of the above mean?

The “Temporary Order” also claims Robert Bennett needs “appropriate supervision”. needs rehab; needs medical follow-up; etc. etc.

What they did not say was the discharge with “no medicines prescribed and all vitals normal including blood pressure made that a ridiculous decision.

What the motion also ignored was that SCES was behind forcing me into Sherrill House for rehab as the only place I could go. My choice was Spaulding, however, I was told Sherrill House was the only place I could go.

With that choice they sent me to a rehab, nursing home which was under quarantine and did not have the same level of expertise, etc. that would have been available to me at Spaulding.

Having visited Spaulding when friends were there I was able to see their level of care and rehab that I did not see at Sherrill House. My choice was taken away from me and my wife, as my Health Care Proxy, was also eliminated from that decision. When my wife and I visited both places it was clear that Spaulding was white – Sherrill House was brown to black and the way that was maintained was what I was experiencing with no choice as to which institution I would receive rehab.

I was also forced to accept a visiting nurse/home health care group without having a choice in the matter and in the process of that I was sexually abused by one of the people who were supposedly giving me better care than my wife could give.

Dr. Rebecca Warner was the psychiatrist who signed the Section 12 which was ‘lifted’ by MGH. That should have settled the matter. Instead, she continued to be involved pushing the matter and attempting to clearly diagnose me as “incapacitated” and filling me full of drugs which could have done serious damage to me mentally and physically.

With the Section 12 she was not paid the $2,000 they paid Dr. Rebecca Warner to go to MGH to give me Hallucinatory Drugs, anti-psychotics with no reason, anti-seizure medications for five weeks on a daily basis which probably has negatively affected my brain and all the other 8 to 10 drugs I was forced to take. In other words the state paid for Dr. Warner to set me on a program to incapacitate me so I could then me forced into a nursing home in constraints for the rest of my life.

Dr. Warner’s license should be immediately suspended pending a hearing as to whether her license should be permanently removed.

That “Temporary Order” is dated March 6, 2020 – the date the police forced their way into my home at 6pm and threatened to drag my out if I didn’t walk out with them and if they broke anything or had to break the door down they said they had the right to do that and they would not be financially responsible for any damage done.  They also said they had to right to go all through my home, if that was necessary, to get me to drag me out to put me into the ambulance waiting outside to take me to MGH.

Present when this happened was my wife, Marceline Donaldson.  My son, Mark Bennett, his wife Karen Bennett and my daughter Ann Bennett.  But, somehow these African Americans were not adequate to see about my well being and could not satisfy what the Court thought I needed and forced upon me. What they forced on me were whites replacing the African American family and community within which I lived.

The person who was supposed to do this “examination of me” was Dr. Rebecca Warner, the psychiatrist who swore out the Section 12 which put me, against my will in MGH on March 3rd.  Dr. Warner is the psychiatrist who said in the Section 12 that she did not know me, had never met me, had never been to my home yet she forced me out of my home with police and declared my home of 36 years ‘unsafe’.

To swear this out – to lie under oath saying I requested this motion be allowed when I did not and knew nothing about it violates every right I have and has destroyed my wife’s reputation.

This has been an unbelievable experience and has shown me clearly one does not have to be involved in claimed criminal activity to have these horrendous interactions with the police and the Court which were clearly totally unjustified with a clear attempt to destroy my life, my family, and to see that my assets would be drawn down and turned over to whites instead of being help in the hands of African Americans. That apparently violates this Court’s ethic. – And yes, I am angry! Wouldn’t you be angry?

Respectfully Submitted,

s/s Rev. Dr. Robert A. Bennett, Jr.

I did not request, submit, want the above submitted because it is a lie conjured up by Ms. Myette and probably with the help of Attorney O’Sullivan and Somerville Cambridge Elder and Protective Services. I did not see this document until yesterday when someone brought it to our house and apparently put it through the mail slot. I had never met Attorney Myette, knew nothing about her, did not know I needed an attorney.

We hired Burns & Levinson to represent me. They did not. They decided on their own to represent my wife instead without our knowledge or consent. They said they did that because I already had a Court appointed attorney. The fact that there are procedures by which they could have moved to become my attorney seemed to be irrelevant. They did not talk to my wife about this case except very superficially and they knew they had been hired to represent Rev. Dr. Robert Bennett.

When they represented my wife, they omitted crucial facts –

They did not include the fact that the Section 12 had been filed by Dr. Rebecca Warner and lifted by MGH because it should not have been filed in the first place.

They did not let me or my wife know about the above motion which they had to know was not one I filed nor asked an attorney to file.

Apparently, Atty Myette assured the Court she could consult with her ‘client’ before the March 6th hearing – this on March 5th. She did not let the Court know she had not and did not intend to so consult.

Again – the above motion had not been requested, not filed, not wanted by me.

Signed

Robert A. Bennett, Jr.

NOTARIZED

Another Court Appearance by Rev. Dr. Robert Bennett

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

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Thank all of you for your good wishes, your suggestions and so much more.

Robert and Marceline went to court without an attorney because they have not been able to find one. This is a fairly new area and even attorneys are confused as to who best could handle this case.

Most attorneys say – “you need someone in elder law.” However, elder law is about trusts, wills, etc. We feel that this appearance proves that what they need are attorneys who are great litigators because we see medical mal practice, attorney problems, and the Donaldson/Bennett’s should have enormous damages here. We haven’t seen people so poorly treated in all of our time in this work. To have taken away Rev. Dr. Robert Bennett’s freedom the way it was done makes us want to look for another country because it says to us this country is going to put the health industry in control of the police function which will allow picking up and incarcerating people who have done nothing – no criminal activity, not even cross walking in the middle of a block; keeping them incarcerated in hospitals or other institutions; and having the general public through their health insurance pay for the incarceration. We are still trying to heal from the way their rights have been destroyed.

We made a recommendation to the Donaldson/Bennett’s which others should have made from the beginning – especially the lawyer others – however, we also asked them to not make our recommendation public so it will be a few months before that is shared.

They submitted a few documents to the court. The one we will share with you is the MOTION TO DISMISS.

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Motion to Dismiss

Just about every right guaranteed to a United States citizen, through the actions taken by SCES, have been denied to Rev. Dr. Robert Bennett.

Attorney James O’Sullivan did a lot of misrepresentation and sometimes outright lies to this court.  It is possible that this happened because Attorney O’Sullivan was misled by his clients who misrepresented “facts” to him which led him to believe he should file certain papers and take certain actions for the protection of an “elder”, but nevertheless the results are the same. 

In the process of doing his work as an attorney, Attorney O’Sullivan should have known he was mis-speaking and misrepresenting to the Court.

It is incumbent upon an attorney who presents misrepresentations to the Court to immediately correct his presentation so that it reflects the facts.  We have no knowledge of this happening with Attorney O’Sullivan.  He has allowed his misrepresentations to stand.

Ms. Nora Al WetAid and Ms. Angela Clary made statements – some under oath – on behalf of Somerville Cambridge Elder and Protective Services –  which could rise to the level of perjury.  Instead of pursuing their job in a professional well researched way, they pursued my family and caused us much grief; large and unnecessary expenditures of money; time; reputation, and so much more.

In that pursuit, they did not have the courtesy, necessity, etc. of contacting us to make an appointment as Protective Service people with Somerville Cambridge Elder and Protective Services to discuss their concerns – to identify the source of their concerns – and all the other things that need to be done in such circumstances.  They just plowed ahead and assumed that whatever ugliness they were being told or thought they dug up and was relevant was totally appropriate considering they were “investigating (even though without cause) an African American family showing their own extreme racism and sexism in the process.

Our family has been turned into the most negative of African American stereotypes.  We stopped being humans to “Protective Services” quite some time ago, if we ever were seen as such.  

This started within the Court by Somerville Cambridge Elder and Protective Services filing a section 12 against Robert Bennett causing him to be picked up by 8 white Cambridge police, along with 5 or 6 EMT’s, two ambulances, the commotion of many police cars all over the street providing the neighborhood with a very negative bit of theatre around an African American family – on very bogus charges and for reasons that were not valid with a misuse and abuse of the psychiatric areas of the Court, the Cambridge police, and the Donaldson/Bennett family.

That is proven by the fact that the section 12 was lifted immediately by MGH because it did not apply to Rev. Dr. Robert Bennett.

That should have been the end of all of this, however, Attorney O’Sullivan, Ms. Nora Al-Wetaid, Ms. Angela Clary and others pushed on making a bad situation much worse.  

It is also becoming clear that what has happened with Rev. Dr. Robert Bennett and his family has also happened to others in Massachusetts with their assets, families, work and more destroyed by  “Protective Services” around the state and the way they have gone about their “work.”

Rev. Dr. Bennett and his family are well  known in their neighborhood.  It is also well known that they have recently been attacked by new neighbors who were appalled to discover they had African Americans living on their block. There are neighbors who have gone so far as to stomping on Marceline Donaldson’s toes in a fit of pique and running away when Rev. Dr. Bennett appeared from around the corner. We have wondered if this was intertwined in this action.

Who is this person being so destroyed:

Rev. Dr. Robert Bennett finished his institutional education with a PhD in Near Eastern studies. Prior to that he received a Masters of Divinity from General Theological Seminary in New York; an Undergraduate Degree from Kenyon College in Ohio with a major in philosophy – which he enhanced by spending time in Denmark where he learned the language and studied the works of the philosopher Soren Kierkegaard.

He has written several books; serves the Episcopal Church as an ordained priest; taught  as a full professor at Episcopal Divinity School, adjunct professor at Harvard University, Princeton University, and Atlanta University.

Rev. Dr. Bennett also served the wider Christian Church by working on Committees for the National Council of Churches – particularly the Inclusive Language Lectionary Committee which produced an Inclusive Language Lectionary still used today – whose goal was “to help shape a more inclusive church reflecting the unity and universality of God.”

Well respected by all those who know him and still today sought out for his counsel and comment and research, SCES  felt free enough to portray Rev. Dr. Robert A. Bennett, Jr. as a mentally and physically incapacitated lump who you could move around, push around, treat in ways to further their individual and collective career goals instead of realizing they made a substantial mistake in all that they did against him.

Rev. Dr. Bennett very  specifically said he did not want the SCES presence or attention or services all of which were forced on him.  He was put in the position by SCES of being address as “hi, handsome” along with many other such “cute’ interactions which he abhorred and was forced to tolerate because he was being incarcerated in a hospital against his will and without having anything which would have had the police arrive to carry out that incarceration.

The arrogance with which SCES did this has been overwhelming to everyone who has seen some of what is happening to this family.

On information and belief, Rev. Dr. Bennett is not the only person who has been so treated byh Somerville Cambridge Elder and Protective Services and other such groups around Massachusetts.  They have been so blatant about all of what they are doing that it has become apparent that this is how and who this pseudo state organization has set itself up to destroy.

SCES and its family of “Protective Services” is beginning to look like a place where, on information and belief, words like ‘criminal conspiracy’, RICO and other such words can be used..

The first court action against Dr. Bennett was the filing of the section 12 and its immediate removal and ‘lifting’ by MGH because it did not apply to Rev. Dr. Bennett. When Rev. Dr. Bennett left MGH after being discharged from this attempt to take away his freedom, reputation, ability to function, he and his wife were warned to be careful because people were all over the hospital investigating them for reasons no one knew why.  

The section 12- is used to protect the public and sometimes the person who has had a psychotic break and has had to be restrained; has had alcoholic problems which  became public and negatively affected that public; had overdosed on drugs and caused a public problem and more in that vein.  None of this applied to Rev. Dr. Bennett who had not even a hint of mental problems before SCES and its friends and family intervened in his life attempting to take away his freedom, does not smoke, drink, take drugs, pills or anything even remotely related.

The section 12 was signed, as it must be, by a psychiatrist who added, in writing, on the charging document, that she had never met Robert Bennett, never examined him, never visited his home, but she also felt free enough not just to send out this document to have him incarcerated but also called his home ‘unsafe”.  

What the psychiatrist, who took out the papers to “section” Dr. Bennett did, was a very questionable if not outright malpractice.

SCES, by sending police out to “arrest” Rev. Dr. Bennett using the section 12 did something they have done against many others, especially many minorities whose lives and families have been destroyed by their actions  misusing a part of the “health law” which is there to be used carefully and appropriately.  SCES used it because it was a quick and dirty way to get someone into their custody to begin the pattern they have put down and regularly practiced against others destroying many families in the process.

Before SCES used the section 12 against Rev. Dr. Bennett,  SCES called the Cambridge Police and asked that a wellness check happen.  A policeman was sent to check out their claims and returned with a report which said all was well at the Bennett home and they found nothing amiss.

Dr. Bennett went to Sherrill House after he was discharged from MGH for rehab.  Both Rev. Dr. Bennett and his wife, Marceline Donaldson, were very positive about this move to Sherrill House because of its Episcopal foundations and what they heard via Episcopal circles about Sherrill House.  They looked at it as a time of spiritual retreat along with the rehab possibilities.  Instead, they found it to be a house of horrors and even polite, culturally dictated ways to act were violated.

When he arrived – by ambulance from MGH – no one welcomed him. No one even acknowledged his human presence with a smile or a hello or any other kind of human to human greeting.

The ambulance driver deposited him to the room he was shown and left.  No one sat with him to outline the program of rehab he would be experiencing.   No one said – we are busy at the moment, but will orient you to our program as soon as possible.   In fact, he was told to stay in bed and call the nurse if he needed to relieve himself.  He was also told he should not get out of the bed under any circumstances.  Since his wife was in the room with him, that was rather strange, especially since he was accustomed to going to the bathroom on his own at MGH, but they followed directions.

He did call the nurse during that evening because he needed to go to the bathroom.  The nurse did not show up for some 45 minutes and by that time Dr. Bennett was quite embarrassed because he followed what he was told about not going to the bathroom, but call the nurse.  

The next day there was still no program outlined with Dr. Bennett as to what his rehab would consist and in addition to that disaster of a first day and night at Sherrill House, he and his wife discovered that Sherrill House was going under quarantine because several people on his floor had the flu. 

When asked if the people with the flu were moved away from the rest of the patients in the rehab he and his wife were told that was not necessary.  

When asked what kind of flu because stories of CovID-19 were circulating, they were told no one knew what kind of flu.

After checking, they discovered this was not a first at Sherrill House, it had been quarantined just months earlier. 

The SCES response to this was anger, arrogance and retaliation against Robert Bennett who dared put his own well being above that of the institution in question.

Given the beginnings of information circulating about COVID-19, Dr. Bennett did not want to stay at Sherrill House and after conveying that information to his wife, who was his Health Care Proxy, Marceline Donaldson took her husband home where he would not be surrounded by the flu of any kind.

Somerville Cambridge Elder and Protective Services called the police for a wellness check.  On information and belief, SCES were the people running all over MGH and the Greater Boston area “investigating” Rev. Dr. Bennett.  

Before that incident, Rev. Dr. Bennett had never shown  even the smallest  possibility that he had mental problems.  However, Somerville Cambridge Elder and Protective Services moved ahead without any contact with Dr. Bennett, without ever having met him or talked to his family as their policies require before making such a move and  sent the police to take him out of his home to be sent to Mount Auburn Hospital. Prior to that if they met Rev. Dr. Bennett on the street, no one at SCES would have even recognized him or known who he was.

It was beyond curious that having just left MGH, SCES did not send him back to MGH, but to Mount Auburn Hospital where he was not known and where he was just three days out of MGH.

He was discharged from MGH within hours with the section 12 lifted and people at MGH saying he should not have been picked up in the first place.  He was discharged without medicines prescribed and with all of his vitals in the normal range including his blood pressure.

Copy of his discharge paper in attached.

This all happened on March 3rd, a voting day and he planned to vote – as he always does.  He was put into MGH from the morning of March 3rd through to about 3:30am on Wednesday March 4th.  Rev. Dr. Bennett said he needed to leave in time to vote, he was told that was not possible, there were many people ahead of him needing to interview with the psychiatrist – so Rev. Dr. Bennett lost his right to vote because of the irresponsible actions of SCES.

Two days later, the police arrived at Dr. Bennett’s house on Friday March 6th about 6pm.  This time only two policemen, EMT’s, ambulance, etc. to once again take him to MGH – this time on a section 19.

The section 12 didn’t work so SCES with its Attorney James O’Sullivan would use the “emergency hearing” route which Attorney O’Sullivan has a reputation for using and on information and belief, abusing.  

There was no reason on any level for such an emergency hearing which included substantial requests.

On information and belief the Emergency Hearing was abused and the items and actions it allowed are not legal because the hearing was not legal in its elimination of notice to Rev. Dr. Robert Bennett.  We ask that everything from that point on be reversed and wiped from the court record.

Clearly, the resolve of Somerville Cambridge Elder and Protective Services was not about what was needed, but what they were going to force through to keep their program going.  The services of Somerville Cambridge Elder and Protective Services were available and if you didn’t use them you would be forced to.  That is their reputation.  

Many people in the Harvard Square area and on information and belief, in other areas also use their and their related state funded services for things like – house cleaning, baby sitting, dog walking and so much more charged under health care insurance and/or paid for by state taxes and individual contributions intended to be used for other more needed uses and for people more seriously in need of such basic health services.  

These ‘extra” services are charged to the patient – or ex-patients health insurance through the  Home Healthcare Service working with the patient or ex-patient, making the huge increase in the cost of health services so exorbitant and becoming even more exorbitant exponentially that all are suffering from this increase.

Also part of their(SCES) reputation is the fact that serious complaints against them are useless because the people against whom the complaints are aimed investigate themselves. If the complaints come in through the elder hotline against SCES – the people talked about do the investigation;  if the complaint comes in through other areas in the state having to do with Elder Affairs the complaint is self-investigated.  If it is a substantial complaint it is “lost”.  If the complaint goes to the Executive office of Elder Affairs headed by Paul Hollings,  Mr. Hollings simply sends any complaints to SCES and the people against whom the complaint is directed for them to investigate themselves and make their own findings.

On March 6th, since the Section 12 didn’t work to incarcerate Dr. Bennett, the Section 19 was activated and the police came to take Rev. Dr. Robert Bennett out of his house with the claim that he was the subject of “Medical Abuse” by his wife and he would suffer serious injuries and harm if he were not immediately removed.

The court hearing which produced that result was heard ex parte without Dr. Bennett being notified.  It was also a hearing in which Dr. Bennett was claimed to be “indigent” and with no one to look out for him and take care of him so SCES was stepping into the breach.

The Section 19 made CLAIMS OF MEDICAL ABUSE BY MARCELINE DONALDSON OF ROBERT BENNETT – HER HUSBAND OF 37 YEARS.  A man who is 87 years old and except for the recent hospital stay has been very healthy all of those 87 years, particularly the 37 he spent married to Marceline Donaldson.

Marceline Donaldson did not know until recently that this was the reason Robert Bennett was taken from his home by the police.  The policeman who came refused to give her any court papers as to why they were there and why he was being removed so dramatically.  She discovered this when told by a Cambridge Policeman just last week.

She knew there were charges of abuse, but thought those were part of the Protective Order.

This section 19 was backed up by an affidavit by Ms. Nora Al WetAid which is full of lies, misstatements and more.  I think if it is investigated by law enforcement it will be found in many places to rise to the level of perjury.

Robert Bennett fell in February, 2020.  His wife called their PCP – Dr.Kehlman to ask if they should come to his office or go to the hospital, or etc. because she was concerned.

Dr Kehlmann said neither – he was going on vacation and he would see Robert after he returned.

Ms. Donaldson asked if there was someone else in his practice they could see. He said no one was available.  

She asked if she should see a neurologist and if he could recommend someone because Beth Israel suggested they see a neurologist for a cat scan in about six weeks.  She said they could do both things at once when he returned.  He said he was busy getting ready to leave on this vacation and had too many patients to see ahead of them.

And then Ms. Donaldson was charged by SCES for “medical abuse” with information from Rev. Dr. Bennett’s PCP added to that which Ms. Al-Wet Aid and Ms. Clary created.

Dr. Kehlman is no longer Rev. Dr. Bennett’s PCP.  The letter of a new PCP arrangement is included with this package to the court.

Actually, this was said through the person on the telephone in his office who put Ms. Donaldson on hold a few times while he conveyed the messages to Dr. Kehlman.

All during the trials and tribulations that the Donaldson/Bennett’s went through,  Dr. Kehlman, according to Ms. Al WetAid’s affidavit, characterized Ms. Donaldson in the most negative terms.  In fact, they both did.  Since none of them knew Ms. Donaldson that was an amazing piece of fiction.

Ms. Donaldson and Rev. Dr. Bennett spent a few days trying to find a doctor. Ms. Donaldson talked back and forth to several friends looking for a recommendation of a doctor who they could see.   

Ms. Ivey’s statement is included on a separate page.

About February 20th Ms. Ivey called Ms. Donaldson to say her friend – Dr. David Pilgrim, chief neurologist at Brigham and Women’s had called her back and advised that Ms. Donaldson call 911 and take Rev. Dr. Robert Bennett to MGH by ambulance and Dr. Pilgrim would keep an eye out over them.

Ms. Donaldson and Rev. Dr. Bennett did not want to call 911 to go to a hospital because they knew the experience of blacks doing such a thing and it was mostly negative.  Being told that Dr. Pilgrim would stay in the background they called 911 and went to MGH where Rev. Dr. Bennett had successful brain surgery.

All of the above was negatively characterized and distorted by Ms. Angela Clary, Ms. Nora Al-Wetaid and others as they misused and distorted actual facts to create a case they could work to justify their existence within SCES and the entire elder care area.

Rev. Dr. Bennett’s experience at MGH began to turn negative when Ms. Angela Clary showed up and started seriously interrogating Rev. Dr. Bennett for over an hour when he had just recovered from the surgery and was less than an hour out from under oxygen.  It was a horrible thing to do and a horrendous experience for Rev. Dr. Bennett.  Not something a caring person would have attempted – especially since neither Dr. Bennett nor his Health Care Proxy gave permission for this to happen, especially in the time frame ms. Clary chose.

We have received over 40 letters of support from people who know Rev. Dr. Bennett and Ms. Donaldson – some of whom have lived with them for fairly long periods of time and who can speak about the fact that they have a loving relationship and no abuse of any kind between them.  We are not sending those with this document because we are not sure of their relevance, but will make them available to the court if the court wants to take these letters into consideration.

We ask that this section 19 be removed and the Donaldson/Bennett’s be left in peace.  They have a large community of friends and family with whom they are very close and have no need of intervention from groups like SCES.  SCES with its related organizations and supporting people – both employees, consultants and others needs to be thoroughly investigated and the state resources better used.

Rev. Dr. Bennett has said he has never been so intruded upon and certainly in his life time never sexually abused until the intervention of SCES who demanded he follow all of their “requests” or be sent to a nursing home as “incapacitated”.

Some of those constant demands were that he and his wife apply for Mass Health even though they did not qualify and had more than adequate insurance; they demanded that he would be let out of MGH only if he and his wife allowed one and only one Home Health Care Company who they wanted them to use into their home on the agencies schedule with the people they sent – the Blissful Agency; that Dr. Bennett’s son come from Washington D. C. to pick him up from MGH and bring him home to his wife even though that meant the son breaking the quarantine and having to cross state borders risking a lot because of this demand.

Rev. Dr. Bennett has friends who live across the street from him who could and would have picked him up from the hospital to bring him home.  That was denied by SCES and the demand again made that only if his son from Washington D. C. come to Cambridge – which meant drive, considering other avenues were not open to them – to pick up his father from MGH to bring him home or he would be put under the guardianship of Jewish Center for Family and Children and sent to a Hebrew Nursing Home immediately.

Threats have been common with SCES people – mostly sent through Attorney O’Sullivan, other demands sent more directly.

Given the above we ask that Rev. Dr. Bennett and Marceline Donaldson be relieved from this intervention and left alone.”

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If you have comments about this document – please let us know. The case has been postponed until August 3rd so they need attorneys before then. They think they can move ahead themselves, but we convinced them they really need professional legal help. We know how disappointing it can be when those you put in place to work with don’t produce what you need and then you discover what they could have done and your stomach drops out.

We are looking for your comments, differences, enlargements, whatever you have to say about this Motion to Dismiss. Put it in a different form? More legalese conforming to what a court would expect? Your turn!

Sadly, we are finding there is a serious abuse of emergency motions in this probate and family court which has insured that the Bennett Donaldsons were not in a court of law in the United States, but the abuse of the emergency motion concept, we feel, put them in a court in a fascist country where courts are really only a window dressing to set up a window display giving the perception of something that came out of a U. S. Court of Law, but in actual fact set up the result so the person or persons on the other side would be seriously handicapped if they could ever come out of what was done to them by an emergency motion hearing about which they were not served and did not know.

At some point, there should be a review of past emergency motions in other cases to restore those who were so hurt back to some kind of making them whole.

Our number one recommendation to the Donaldson/Bennett’s is that they use Bettina Network Foundation, inc. to help others in the same place who are at the weakest point of their lives and need help from those interested in helping and not exploiting for reasons of greed, career advancement, bigotry and more. Hopefully, that will happen because Guardianship as a profit making area is moving quite fast and the elderly are being exploited in major ways.

To spend your life working and near its end all of the assets you managed to save so your last years would be comfortable and sometimes even fun and then find there are those in the weeds waiting to rip off every penny you have put aside is totally destructive of the human psyche and everything else.

We saw Health Care Proxies, so carefully and thoughtfully put in place invalidated by the court and replaced by Health Care Proxies you explicitly did not want – your rights destroyed. We saw Durable Powers of Attorney put in place with the same care, invalidated so your estate could be ripped off – and it destroyed our thoughts about planning for those end times.

The Health Industry has its enormously good side. What we are seeing here is the evil incorporated in this Health Industry which will destroy our lives and turn this republic into a Nazi-type country if we don’t deal with where it could go now.

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Motion Filed in Massachusetts Trial Court by Rev. Dr. Robert Bennett, Jr.

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

Motion is to:

Dismiss Protective Order

Validate the Health Care Proxy naming my wife – Marceline Donaldson – as my Health Care Proxy

Invalidate the Health Care {Proxy which the court put in place naming Maliça Aronowitz as Health Care Proxy

and

Sanction Attorney James O’Sullivan

I am Rev. Dr. Robert A. Bennett, Jr. and I ask this court to dismiss the Protective Order, obtained by Attorney James O’Sullivan who asked the court for an emergency hearing in which I was not notified and Attorney O’Sullivan obtained that order in an exparte hearing through lies, misrepresentations, combined with an affidavit sworn to under penalties of perjury by Ms. Nora Al Wetaid and Somerville Cambridge Elder and Protective Services. Ms. Al Wetaid’s affidavit is full of lies from the beginning to the end – and easily disproven.

  1. Attorney O’Sullivan declared to the court in the process of the ex parte hearing that Robert Bennett was “indigent”. Attorney O’Sullivan knew that was not true as did Ms. Al Wetaid, but both presented themselves to the court as being there on behalf of an “indigent” person.

I am Roert A. Bennett, Jr. and I have never in life been “indigent” as I am not “indigent” today.

2) Neither Attorney O’Sullivan nor Ms. Nora Al Wetaid had any reason to attempt to take over my life nor to represent me as they have tried to do attempting to separate me from life, property, family, much more and having no qualms about lying to achieve that goal.

3) Attorney O’Sullivan asked this court for the emergency hearing. To obtain such Attorney O’Sullivan lied to the court about what he claimed were the emergency reasons.

For Example: Attorney O’Sullivan did not tell the court he, Ms. Nora Al Wetaid and Somerville Cambridge Elder and Protective services had the police come to my house and forcibly take me out of my home against my will and with no reason. They filed a section 12 against me on March 2, 2020 which was carried out on March 3, 2020. In that section 12 they were trying to force me into Mount Auburn Hospital.

My wife (Marceline Donaldson) and I insisted that if this was necessary then it should be Massachusetts General Hospital instead of Mount Auburn Hospital. I was concerned as to why they would insist on Mount Auburn Hospital when I was just out of Massachusetts General Hospital after brain surgery.

I was forcibly brought to Massachusetts General Hospital after eight white policemen and about five EMT people, two ambulances, theatre acted out on the sidewalk outside my house with a hospital gurney sitting there surrounded by more police and more EMT people waiting for force me onto the gurney.

I had no physical problems, at that point and walked, talked, thought and participated in life as a whole human being. Before this happened, I worked in developing a business with my wife six days a week.

4) I was brought to MGH and put in an emergency room in the section of the emergency room where people who had psychotic breaks, overdosed on drugs and/or alcohol, were a threat to society by the way they acted out in public and police had to be called, and people who were a threat to themselves having tried or threatened suicide.

My wife stayed with me in the emergency room from the time I was brought in on March 3, 2020 in the morning until I was discharged on March 4, 2020 at 3:30am the next morning.

I was discharged with “no medicines prescribed”, vitals in the normal range”, no reason for having been picked up in the first place.

5) Immediately after I was discharged from the dates on her affidavit, Ms. Nora Al Wetaid and Attorney O’Sullivan started the process of doing what they felt was necessary to put me back into the hospital and this time keep me there. Ms. Al Wetaid and Ms. Angela Clary engaged several people in MGH and outside of MGH to be a part of a conspiracy to keep me in the hospital and gave those people a story which was not true, which they knew was not true and which Attorney O’Sullivan also knew was not true, but which was what they needed to keep me in MGH with cause indefinitely.

6) My wife was accused of abuse – without proof – and with lies.

To get the second section 12 and the Protective Order, which they used to put me back into MGH just a couple days after I was discharged from the first section 12, they did not tell the court that this was the second time in 24 hours that they were trying to have me held in the hospital. They did not tell the court I had been discharged because the first section 12 should not have been filed. I did not fit any of the reasons one filed a section 12 against a human being.

After what I went through at MGH for five weeks, under the supervision of Somerville cambridge Wlder and Protective Services, it is nothing short of a miracle that I am in the good condition I am in today, living happily with my wife and family and able to have control over my body without anyone forcing me to stay in bed 24/7 as happened at MGH by the Somerville Cambridge Elder and Protective Services who insisted that I not be allowed out of bed or out of the chair next to my bed in a space which was seven by nine feet and was also occupied by much hospital equipment.

7) A Health Care Proxy which I signed November 18, 2019 naming my wife, Marceline Donaldson as my Health Care Proxsy, was invalidated by the court at the request of Attorney O’Sullivan. Attorney O’Sullivan apparently hid from the court the fact that the Health Care Proxy he asked the court to validate was one which appointed Maliça Aronowitz as Health Care Proxy, it was also one about which I knew nothing, had not signed and did not want Ms. Aronowitz as my Health Care Proxy.

8) I asked Donald McInnis to create the new Health Care Proxy which I signed on November 18, 2019 – another fact Attorney O’Sullivan kept from the court.

I discovered Ms. Aronowitz had a Health Care Proxy about which I knew nothing, had not signed and did not want Ms. Aronowitz as my Health Care Proxy. It is my understanding that Health Care Proxy’s created for and signed by the individual who is the subject of the Health Care Proxy are to be respected and not so irresponsibly invalidated without proof of anything. It was also my understanding that it was illegal to have such an ex parte hearing because this is the kind of thing which can result. There are exceptions to that rule, however, I would not think that a hearing in which my freedom as at stake and which changed my health care proxy would be a hearing about which I would not be notified.

9) In addition, the Health Care Proxy which Mr. McInnis created and had been signed by me on November 18, 2019 had a one character typo which was of concern to MGH because there were people all over the hospital trying to “investigate” me, my family, and more.

MGH issued its own Health Care Proxy and that was done after the woman who handles such for MGH talked to me in my hospital room several days after the operation when I was quite able to understand the conversation and conveyed to her several times that I wanted meh wife, Marceline Donaldson, as my proxy.

MGH is not a “fly by night” institution which goes around issuing Health Care Proxy’s without first doing the work to make sure they are legal and properly executed and are very particular about what they do. This court totally disrespected MGH and the person who issued the proxy and instead validated a Health Care Proxy which Ms. Al Wetaid knew had not been signed by me and about which I knew nothing and which Attorney O’Sullivan knew the same or should have known.

At the very least, Attorney O’Sullivan knew the Health Care Proxy created by Attorney McInnis invalidated the proxy which Maliça Aronowitz presented to MGH because Attorney McInnis’ Health Care Proxy specifically stated any HPC prior to November 18, 2019 was invalidated.

10) If I had been notified of the hearing we would have been able to present the history of the HCP’s which the court invalidated and that I actually appointed Marceline Donaldson as my Health Care Proxy and that was my wish executed by Attorney McInnis and MGH with my knowledge and at my request That would have prevented the pain, horror and loss of weeks of my life that has now happened. That was the beginning of Attorney O’Sullivan pushing into my life and creating a horrible mess, which – on knowledge and belief – has happened before and Attorney O’Sullivan and those like him should be removed from being involved in such decisions and in lives of people whose assets have been taken, who have lost family and friends and some who have sound up homeless.

11) I am asking that the entire Protective Order be invalidated and removed. I would be more specific, but in spite of having received the records of my case from attorneys and not having been able to get a copy of the Protective Order from this court I don’t know what else is contained therein.

Given the way Attorney O’Sullivan handled this and the way Ms. Noral Al Wetaid lied in her affidavit to support Attorney O’Sullivan, I am sure whatever else is in the Protective Order is not in my best interest nor in the best interest of my family.

I have and have had family who cares about me and about whom I care. My wife and I have taken care of each other for over 36 years. We do not need any oversight by these groups, nor did we want Home Health Care Services which is an institution which also has serious problems not the least of which is sexual abuse of those they supposedly oversee. This is what I have been forced to go through by people who are what – lusting after our estate?

Given the fact that the only illness I have had in the entire time of my marriage to Marceline Donaldson, was the two falls which were due to eye surgery which Maliça Aronowitz pushed me into having, which I did not want and which did nothing for my eyes, but which has caused this grief. There are not many in as good shape as we are and should continue to be but for the interference of groups like Somerville Cambridge Elder and Protective Services.

I am 87 years old and my wife is 82 years old we must be doing something right about our life and health.

It took quite a bit to get me back to good health after being discharged from MGH this last time because when I left the hospital I could barely walk even with the help of a walker and when I arrived home I do so without shoes because my feet were so swollen none of my shoes fit. I also had to have help getting into the car which brought me home and two people plus the walker had to help me get out of the car. That is what Somerville Cambridge Elder and Protective Services “intervention” into my life caused me and my family.

When I was forced into MGH I was walking, talking, enjoying the company of friends, had just sat down to a candlelight dinner with my adult children who had driven from Washington, D. C. to spend time with me after my brain surgery and so much more. My wife and I were working on a substantial expansion of the business in which I work and that expansion would have carried us through this COVID-19 time. Instead, we have been reduced to fighting people trying to destroy my life, our marriage, my family relationships and more, using our resources because a few people saw a way to act out their greed” Their need to be Mother Theresa” their overstepping their job descriptions?……etc.

The “Protective Order” and Maliça Aronowitz as my Health Care Proxy forced on me by this court were not in my best interest and, in fact, caused my health to fail. Maliça was picked to be my Health Care Proxy probably because it was clear my wife was not going to allow anyone to feed me 10 t0 12 pills per day without prescriptions and without any diagnosis which said those pills were needed. MaliCa Aronowitz was apparently seen as someone who could be manipulated to the advantage of all those concerned.

I am now walking over 1 mile per day. I am back to work with my wife six days a week without fatigue, my shoes not fit, and my health is as good as it has been over the years. That happened under the care of Marceline Donaldson who stopped the downward spiral Somerville Cambridge Elder and Protective Services along with Ms. Nora Al Wetaid and Ms. Angela Clary and Attorney O’Sullivan and the psychologist who authorized the section 12 without ever having even met me and who signed off on a second section 12 without any qualms about the possibility that something untoward was going on if I had been discharged by MGH and the first section 12 lifted by them.

I was given hallucinatory drugs, psychotropic drugs and many other pills which added up to about 10 pills per day without my knowledge of what they were nor my consent. My wife was kept away and could not visit – she was allowed to visit only 3 times in five weeks and then only for 1/2 hour each time and then only with a Security Guard and policeman present during those three visits.

I think I have been put through enough by this institution and I am asking that my Health Care Proxy that I wanted and asked to be created be validated – that Malica Aronowitz be removed as my Health Care Proxy and my wife put back in that place which was my choice from the beginning – and that these institutions stay out of my life, including Attorney O’Sullivan and Somerville Cambridge Elder and Protective Services.

I am also asking that Attorney O’Sullivan be sanctioned and that Somerville/Cambridge Elder and Protective Services be closed until they can be investigated to see how many people they have so pushed over into their area of power.

We have been contacted by several people who have experienced the same thing and after talking with them extensively, we believe this is a criminal conspiracy which operates within Massachusetts Protective and Elder Services – which at the least needs new management and at best needs to have all of the people they have forced into their sphere of operation questioned to see what happened to them and if they and their families were harmed by this group.

Respectfully submitted

Robert A. Bennett, Jr.

witnessed by:_______________________________-

May 14, 2020

PERJURY #3 and Insurance Fraud – Rev. Dr. Robert Bennett

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

To continue with Ms. Al Wetaid’s affidavit:

Ms. Al-Wetaid says –

#13)

(a) “On Friday February 28th, the wife reported to MGH that the health care proxy (HCP) form on record designating Mr. Bennett’s stepdaughter Melissa Aranowitz, signed in 2018, was invalid and that her signature was forged.”

That is not true

Mr. Benett’s stepdaughter’s name is not Melissa Aronowitz, it is Maliça Aronowitz. That reflects the irresponsibility of Ms. Al-Wetaid to the point of not even taking care to know the spelling of the name of the people who she is investigating.

13 (a) Ms. Al-Wetaid claims (On Friday February 28th, the wife reported to MGH that the health care proxy (HCP) form on record designating Mr. Bennett’s stepdaughter Melissa Aranowitz, signed in 2018, was invalid and that her signature was forged.” In fact, Ms. Donaldson gave the Health Care Proxy created for Dr. Bennett by Mr. Donald McInnis on November 18, 2019 a couple days after Dr. Bennett was admitted and they knew surgery was going to happen.

Ms. Aronowitz knew of the Health Care Proxy created by Mr. McInnis. According to Ms. Donaldson she had no thought that Ms. Aronowitz would give the Health Care Proxy which she knew had been superseded by the one Dr. Bennett had created according to his wishes and signed by Dr. Bennett and two witnesses who have known Dr. Bennett and Ms. Donaldson for some 20 to 30 years. It was not on either Dr. Bennett or Ms. Donaldson’s mind that Ms. Aronowitz would have done such.

Several days later, MGH spoke to Ms. Donaldson and Dr. Bennett and informed them that two Health Care Proxies had been given to them and that Ms. Aronowitz had given MGH the Health Care Proxy which was the reason Dr. Bennett had Mr. McInnis create the Health Care Proxy they had given to MGH. The Health Care Proxy Ms. Aronowitz gave to MGH is the one which caused the problems Ms. Donaldson and Dr. Bennett had at Beth Israel Hospital months earlier.

Ms. Donaldson and Dr. Bennett together told the MGH person who handles proxies at MGH the story of the Health Care Proxies and what happened in the past.

The MGH person wanted to talk to Dr. Bennett alone. Ms. Donaldson left the room and Dr. Bennett, in a conversation that lasted about 45 minutes, said who he wanted as his Health Care Proxy and answered whatever other questions the MGH proxy person had.

The MGH person was also concerned because the Health Care Proxy created by Mr. Don McInnis on November 18, 2019, had a typo which was not crucial, but to make sure that the Donaldson/Bennett’s would be ‘safe’ it was better to have a Health Care Proxy which was without such a typo.

The MGH person created a Health Care Proxy to replace the one created by Mr. Don McInnis. Her conversation with Dr. Bennett and the Health Care Proxy created on November 18, 2019 were consistent.

The two people who were witnesses to Dr. Bennett’s signature on November 18, 2019 – Mr. Donald McInnis and Ms. Trudi VanSlyck – have made statements included with this document verifying the fact that the November 18, 2019 Health Care Proxy was indeed witnessed by them on November 18, 2019.

Ms. Al-Wetaid goes to great lengths in 13 (c) to attempt to negate the MGH Health Care Proxy by holding it up as something Dr. Bennett was not capable of understanding nor signing. She appears to have accessed Dr. Bennett’s medical records, without anyone’s permission and claims to quote from that medical record to attempt to disqualify the two Health Care Proxies which were combined – each one appointing the same Health Care Proxy according to Dr. Bennett’s wishes. One she ignores and says nothing about, the second one she quotes medical jargon to attempt to claim that Dr. Bennett did not know what he was signing and that the first Health Care Proxy which was not signed by Dr. Bennett and about which he knew nothing, was actually – according to Ms. Al-Wetaid, , the one that reflected Dr. Bennett’s wishes.

Ms. Al-Wetaid takes great care to not say anything about the fact that there was a Health Care Proxy which preceded the one she is holding up which Dr. Bennett signed in November 18, 2019 when there could be no question about whether or not Dr. Bennett knew what he was signing and that Health Care Proxy reflected his wishes. Ms. Al-Wetaid talks about a “new HCP designating his wife as his representative” as having been signed 13 (c) when Dr. Bennett “knew who he was and occasionally knew where he was.” She claims that this “new” HCP was signed by Dr. Bennett and accepted “Despite..a lack of understanding of his care needs and health issues, he was determined capable of appointing new HCP.”

This was all worded to give anyone reading it the impression that Dr. Bennett’s wife was appointed as a new HCP when Dr. Bennett was not in any condition to understand what he was doing when both Ms. Al-Wetaid and Ms Clary knew better. At that point they were acting, not as impartial investigators, but as people selectively picking over facts and putting them together in such as way as to present a case which would support the conclusions they made before their investigation started.

In addition, their investigation started before they had any right of any kind to even begin an investigation of Dr. Bennett and his family totally violating all of their rights under the U. S. Constitution and every other document in these United States which protects the rights of its citizens. They then followed Dr. Bennett and Ms. Donaldson from mid-2019 through today. That is a total violation of any interpretation of their job description and a violation of the right to privacy of Dr. Bennett and Ms. Donaldson and could be interpreted as an attempt to kidnap Dr. Bennett, hold him hostage in a hospital and take whatever assets, information, etc. he might have that they could use. From what we have experienced through this, it is more of a kidnapping than any kind of group concerned about what Somerville Cambridge Elder and Protective Services are supposed to be concerned about.

The investigations that Ms. Al-Wetaid and Ms. Clary do, where people have contacted us with complaints about their experiences with Somerville Cambridge Protective and Elder Services and a few other such groups around Massachusetts,all seem to have that technique in what they do so the end result is what they want it to be rather than what an honest investigation would produce. From our experience they seem to be more of a mafia group than an investigative caring group.

From 13 (d) Ms. Al-Wetaid goes on to misquote dates citing February 29th as the day Dr. Bennett was discharged from MGH when actually it was March 1st.

From 13 (d) Dr. Bennett was discharged from MGH to Sherrill House for short-term rehabilitation and both he and Ms. Donaldson were looking forward to the experience because of Sherrill House’s historical and current connection to the Episcopal Church and Dr. Bennett’s understanding of Sherrill House and its purposes. Their actual experience with Sherrill House fell short of what they expected.

From 13 (e) Ms. Al-Wet-Aid says that on Sunday March 1st, the wife signed Mr. Bennett out of Sherrill House rehab Against Medical Advice (AMA) after being at the facility for less than 15 hours. Ms. Al-Wetaid does change the number of hours Ms. Donaldson and Dr. Bennett were at Sherrill House. They arrived about 2pm and left the next day about 12:30pm. That is actually about 22 hours.

Neither Dr. Bennett nor Ms. Donaldson wanted to stay at Sherrill House. Some of what they had problems with could be overlooked. Two parts of their objections could not. The first part was the fact that Dr. Bennett arrived via ambulance, as is normal when coming from a hospital, and expected rehab. Instead, he was told to stay in bed for the rest of the day and if he wanted to go to the bathroom he was not to get up and go by himself he was to ring for the nurse. Ms. Donaldson was also told at the same time, that she was not to help Dr. Bennett, she was to wait for the nurse. Dr. Bennett was ready to discover what his program of rehab would be, how soon it would start, etc. Being told to spend the day in bed when he had been able to do more than that in the hospital was not something Dr. Bennett was ready to hear. Ms Donaldson was concerned because when Dr. Bennett rang for the nurse because he needed to go to the bathroom it took some 45 plus minutes for the nurse to come and by that time he had the embarrassment of an accident.

Upon the arrival of Ms. Donaldson on Monday morning to see her husband, she could not because several patients in rehab on his floor had the flu and Sherrill House was under quarantine. When Ms. Donaldson asked what kind of flu, no one knew. When Ms. Donaldson asked if the patients with the flu had been segregated from the other patients at Sherrill House. she was told that was not necessary. With stories of coronavirus circulating Ms. Donaldson was concerned and called Dr. Bennett to talk about the situation. The receptionist told them there was nothing to worry about because Sherrill House had been quarantined just a few months before, patients had the flu and only two rehab patients had caught it.

Given the coronavirus stories beginning to circulate Dr. Bennett and Ms. Donaldson decided he would be better off at home.

13 (f) There was no time for anyone to set up anything because Dr. Bennett left Sherrill house after noon on Monday and the police arrived to pick him up at his home Tuesday morning about 10:30am.

14 (a) Dr. Bennett’s wife did welcome the two women into the house. Dr. Bennett and Ms. Donaldson were having ice cream on the second floor bed/sitting room. Ms Donaldson went downstairs to open the door when the bell rang. She assumed the two women at the door were ‘friends” because that is how they introduced themselves. She invited them upstairs to the sitting room and invited the two women to join Dr. Bennett and herself for dessert. They did join them in the second floor bed/sitting room, but declined dessert.

(b) Dr. Bennett was in the second floor bed/sitting room as was Ms. Donaldson, as was Ms. Clary and as was Ms. Al-Wetaid. Ms. Clary sat on a green chair in the room, Ms. Al-Wetaid sat on the sofa, Ms. Donaldson sat on a desk chair and Dr. Bennett sat on a white suede chair for a few minutes and then left the room because he realized he didn’t know who they were, the conversation was not of interest to Dr. Bennett, he assumed they were friends of his wife’s, excused himself and left the room.

The claim by Ms. Al-Wetaid that “Mr. Bennett was on second floor and attempted to come down flight of stairs before wife was able to stop him; wife recognizes that stairs are unsafe for him.” That is total fiction apparently made up from Ms Al-Wetaids need to create her case. Dr. Bennett was on the second floor as was everybody else. Ms. Clary and Ms. Al-Wetaid went from the front door with Ms. Donaldson to the second floor bed/sitting room. At the end of the visit as Ms. Al-Wetaid and Ms. Clary were leaving, Ms. Donaldson, Dr. Bennett, Ms. Clary and Ms. Al-Wetaid all came down from the second floor to the first floor landing where Ms. Donaldson and Dr. Bennett said goodbye to them and they left.

14(c) Dr. Bennett did not join in the conversation in his bedroom sitting area along with his wife. Very shortly after Ms. Clary and Ms. Al-Wetaid arrived, Mr. Bennett went to the workroom across the hall and didn’t rejoin the conversation until Ms. Clary and Ms. Al-Wetaid were leaving.

14 (e) Ms. Al Wet-aid says “wife did demonstrate understanding of high-risk if Mr. Bennett were to fall again.” That is not true since there was no conversation about Mr. Bennett falling. It was a conversation which was about nothing memorable and there was definitely no conversation about Dr. Bennett or falling or anything of the kind.

14 (f) Mr. Al-Wetaid says “During the conversation PSW and PSD attempted to explore plans for follow-up medical care, including PCP appointments, alternate rehab placement, visiting nurse and home care referrals.” That is all totally not true. There was no conversation about Dr. Bennett’s medical-care or follw-up medical care or anything of the kind. Dr. Bennett and Ms. Donaldson don’t have such discussions with people they can’t remember who show up unannounced and uninvited. They are polite, thank whoever for coming and make the visit as short as possible. They are always polite and lovely people, but do not engage strangers in such conversations.

14 (g) Ms. Al-Wetaid says “Wife explained that she had fired Mr. Bennett’s Primary Care Physician and wanted to find a new one.” That is not true. Ms. Donaldson did look around for a neurologist before she and Dr. Bennett went to MGH until she heard from Dr. David Pilgrim – chief neurologist at Brigham and Women’s in Jamaica Plain. That search was done by talking to people Ms. Donaldson and Dr. Bennett knew and whose judgment they trusted and who were in a position to suggest a substantial neurologist not to anyone who came along.

The same thing would have been true of a conversation about a new PCP. That would have been done by talking to people they knew, trusted and who would have some exposure to and knowledge about possible PCP’s who were substantial people not to two young women who show up without being invited, who did not identify themselves as to who they really were who introduced themselves as “friends” coming to see Dr. Bennett and happy he was out of the hospital and who were really being intrusive into the lives of Ms. Donaldson and Dr. Bennett for reasons which are and were detrimental to both and from looking at all of this, Ms. Al-Wetaid and Ms. Clary were doing things meant to be detrimental to both.

In addition, the women surreptitiously came to the Donaldson/Bennett home intending to do them harm under the guise of ‘friends’ dropping by to bring their good wishes to Dr. Bennett.

14 (h) Ms. Al-Wetaid says “PSW and PSD attempted to engage in discussion about Mr. Bennett’s health issues. Wife reported that Mr. Bennett has no health issues and has no prescribed medications.” From what we have uncovered, that is not true. The conversation, according to Ms. Donaldson and the notes in her diary, did not leave the level of comments on the weather. Dr. Bennett did not participate in the conversation having left the room when it started and returning only to say good bye to Ms. Al-Wetaid and Ms. Clary.

(h) (i.) Ms. Al-Wetaid goes on to say “We found out that he is in fact prescribed two blood pressure medications, a blood thinner and an anti-seizure medication.”

That is a shocker that such a huge lie wold be told by Ms. Al-Wetaid. That “investigation” shows Ms. Al-Wetaid and Ms. Clary’s inability and refusal and probably without knowledge about how to do their jobs. As we checked, we were particularly struck by the two women’s claims when we asked professional medical people about medications and were told anti-seizure medication would not have been prescribed because that was only given for 7 days after brain surgery and that was done in the hospital while Dr. Bennett was there. To give Dr. Bennett a prescription for an anti-seizure medication, according to the neurologists at MGH and others who work at other places, would have been beyond irresponsible of the doctor giving such a prescription because to give anti-seizure medication for longer than 7 days would have been detrimental to the patient. We double checked the information we received from neurologists at MGH with neurologists in other parts of the United States – one in Chicago, one in Louisiana and one in Boston. They were all in agreement. So clearly, Ms. Al-Wetaid and Ms. Clary had to make up “facts” to carry their story further and did not bother to check if their “facts” were correct.

Ms. Al-Wetaid goes on to say 14 (h) ii. ” Mr. Bennett is diagnosed with dementia, hypertension, subdural hematoma, evidence of at least four head injuries history of stroke and history of falls.”

That is totally amazing because at that point in time – March 5th the date of this affidavit by Ms. Al-Wetaid, Dr. Bennett’s Health Care Proxy was Ms. Donaldson and she did not give anyone permission to see and publicize his medical records. A concern we have is was this an invasion of privacy and how and why do people like Ms. Al-Wetaid and Ms. Clary remain in their jobs when they are so careless with information they may have and/or information they make up out of whole cloth and which they make public as the actual truth. They have no doctors names as to who gave them that information; no time frame for the information; no hospital which released such information to Ms. Al-Wetaid and Ms. Clary who were apparently following the subject of their investigation and publicly sharing any and all information they obtained in the process of this investigation.

Whether true or not, the information they claim as true to Dr. Bennett’s health will be in the public sphere for decades if not longer and all without Dr. Bennett’s permission.

From conversations we have had with neurologists about such things in general the entire group with whom we spoke said the same thing – no responsible neurologist would have given a diagnosis of “dementia” nor some of the other things these two women mention, especially so close to brain surgery to remove liquids from anyone’s brain. The reason they quoted is because what looks like some memory loss could be caused by the fluids on the brain and one would not know a definitive diagnosis until some time after the surgery when the patient recovered. If their memory improved, to have given a diagnosis of dementia would have been a substantial mistake which no neurologist or other kind of physician would have wanted to make.

After the surgery, Dr. Bennett had begun to show signs that this was true since for the couple days he was at home his memory seemed to be intact and in a conversation in MGH as Ms. Donaldson talked to Dr. Bennett’s doctors they had those conversations about how Dr. Bennett was showing some recovery of his memory and they should wait and see what happens as Dr. Bennett recovers.

That possibility was destroyed with the enormous pressure put on Dr. Bennett by the actions of Ms. Al-Wetaid, Ms. Angela Clary and those who helped them carry out this recurring 1930’s Ku Klux Klan style attack on Dr. Bennett.

14 (ii) Again, Ms. Aal-Wetaid either violates Dr. Bennett’s right to privacy by publishing what she claims to be a diagnosis of Dr. Bennett on March 5th when she would not have been given permission to access his medical records and as she gives that she calls as Dr. Bennett’s “diagnosis” she does not give any time frame. When were such diagnosis made? by whom? over what period of time?

14 (i) Ms. Al-Wetaid goes on to talk about a non-existent conversation she supposedly had with “wife” who Ms. Al-Wetaid claims said “had no concrete plans and did not have interest in visiting nurse or home care services.”

PERJURY – Part 2 – Dr. Bennett

Monday, April 13th, 2020

We would like to pick up on this with the “fall” Dr. Bennett had which resulted in his going to Beth Israel Hospital in November.

Dr. Bennett was two days out of eye surgery. He had a moulded plastic eye piece on his eye. He stumbled over a chair and fell. It was not a traumatic fall. From the information we were able to obtain, Dr. Bennett fell from about two feet. That information was available to Ms. Al-Wetaid and Ms. Clary neither one of which were interested in pursuing that line of investigation. In fact, from our information they did not investigate at all – they looked for gossip, stories, what they could find to fit their preconceived results to build a case to fit their need to take power and control over this family as they have over others.

When Dr. Bennett went to Beth Israel, there was no mention of a “brain bleed”. His medical records will show there was no “brain bleed” and Ms. Al-Wetaid knows or should have known, if she did a proper investigation, that the “brain bleed” she claims happened in November, 2019, in fact, did not happen.

As we checked, at the end of Dr. Bennett’s stay at Beth Israel which was one day and one night this is what we found: their conclusion was that the one time he vomited was that it could have come from his fall, but it could also have come from something he ate. They found nothing which would go one way or the other.

It has been verified that he did not have a “brain bleed”. It has also been verified that Beth Israel did not recommend the transfer to BIDMC hospital in Boston because they found a “brain bleed.” It has been verified that the BIDMC transfer was because they had the equipment necessary to diagnose what happened and if there had been such.

It has also been verified that BIDMC did not recommend transfer to a rehabilitation facility. There was no referral to visiting nurse services (physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing). The fall was minor and is now being used by Ms. Al-Wetaid to attempt to put in place a case to attempt to remove Rev. Dr. Bennett from his home with claims that are much exaggerated, that fit the storyline Ms. Al-Wetaid is trying to promote and which are not true and easily verified as being untrue.

We have also confirmed that this entire thing was started by Ms. Aronowitz and that she has had a very bad relationship with her mother for decades.

Most recently, her mother, Ms. Donaldson, put her property up for sale. All of this comes shortly after her mother took the property off the market because she could not handle the way Ms. Aronowitz and her family went through the house against Ms. Donaldson’s wishes and in spite of her constantly begging Ms. Aronowitz to not destroy the house as they were doing, Ms. Aronowitz and her family went through the Donaldson home – ripped things off the walls leaving holes – re-arranged furniture which Ms. Donaldson asked her not to touch – took pictures off the walls against Ms. Donaldson’s wishes – took beautiful antiques and put them in the basement where lamps and lamp shades and other invaluable pieces were destroyed. At the same time, furniture was given away which Ms. Donaldson was keeping because they were pieces with family history – these Ms. Aronowitz and her family gave away.

This is the background of the person who started this bizarre attack on a very substantial Cambridge family with no history of any of what Somerville Cambridge Protective and Elder Services is now creating as the story line for their attack to take them down and destroy their assets. Apparently, getting ready for those assets to go to others. Our question – Whites?

While this is what started this investigation, it was up to the Somerville Cambridge Protective and Elder Services to make sure there was a reason to start this investigation because there is often the case where one family member will move to totally disrupt their family for many reasons. This should be a strong part of what the investigation goes into, but that is not true with Somerville Cambridge Protective Services. From our investigation they apparently almost never do that if the case is one they want to take into their quasi state agency for reasons we are now investigating.

Somerville Cambridge Protective Services moved ahead, without investigating nor questioning why Malica Aronowitz moved against her African American step-father.

We are investigating why they are moving against a family they knew should not have been investigated by them and they also, on information and belief, discovered that there was a reason for the complaint filed by Ms. Aronowitz which had nothing to do with Dr. Bennett nor his health. It was a convenient time and family happening on which they could build a case and take yet another person out of their family without cause and with the structures they built and placed around that family which was not true, but a creation of the Protective Services workers imagination to make sure they had yet another case – and one with large assets – which could be attacked and taken down.

It is also interesting that many of the people so investigated by the Protective and Elder Services groups who are attacked – and whose assets are destroyed and removed, if not most, are minorities, particularly African Americans.

Attorney O’Sullivan knew, or should have known that and Ms. Al-Wetaid and Ms. Clary knew that the Health Care Proxy they asked the Court to validate had been not been signed by Dr. Bennett yet they moved ahead in spite of that claiming they were doing what was best for Dr. Bennett. The ethics of anyone who is given the very large responsibility of acting as Health Care Proxy for another individual is very important. The Health Care Proxy was established to insure that a person’s wishes were respected and clearly this is yet another area where Dr. Bennett’s rights have been stripped by Somerville Cambridge Protective and Elder Services without a thought and especially without acting in an ethical and moral way.

We have discovered through our investigation that Ms. Al-Wetaid and Ms. Clary bonded with Ms. Aronowitz to get her involved and supportive of their need to destroy her family and have taken information she gave them, expanded it to fit their storyline and continue to move purposefully as they did when Dr. Bennett went to Beth Israel Hospital for what was a small problem, but was done for the Bennett/Donaldsons need to make sure Dr. Bennett was fine after a fall that was turned into something it was not by Somerville Cambridge Protective and Elder Services.

From our investigation, this is only one of many such transgressions engaged in by Ms. Al-Wetaid and Ms. Clary backed by Attorney O’Sullivan.

We have much more of the lies we have found in this case. We have been asked to hold off on publishing the rest because this is going to Court.

As soon as we are able to publish more we will because we feel the public needs to know what is going on in their society which could very well influence their future. You may be young today, but you are aging and will have to deal with people like this as your family ages and as you age.

I am sure Ms. Donaldson had no idea her own daughter would create such a problem for the family.

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The Rev. Dr. Robert Bennett Story! What happened? It’s Called PERJURY and that is being used to destroy this democracy/republic!

Sunday, April 12th, 2020

by: Marceline Donaldson

I have been told by everybody to just go along – do whatever you have to do to get your husband back. Don’t fight them, they are too strong. They have done this to lots of people. Just go along or your husband will be put in a nursing home and they have done it to many others.

No thank you!

It is called TELL THE TRUTH! Why? Because these folks will continue on and do the same thing to others. It is necessary to confront such horrors because we are all related to one another – what happens to me today will be at your door tomorrow.

Robert and I have fought too many battles to hide, and let this happen to others.

What is holding Robert? What happened really? Well read on because we just discovered the key and we want you to know what happened and how it happened – the behind the scenes story – and it adds up to PERJURY and that needs to be charged against Ms. Nora Al-Wetaid and Ms. Angela Clary. Rev. Dr. Robert Bennett is not the first person they have attacked in such a vile, vicious, way which makes your hair curl with how easily they are able to achieve their goal of destroying those they can’t control.

This will be published in more than one part because it is long. You have to be interested in keeping the society in which you live free to read this to the end. This is the surest way to terrorize an entire society and that is what is happening – with Elder Protective Services and the people who support them. It is also happening around the state with Children Protective Services where children are being taken out of their homes because of misrepresentations and other such ugly things and the rest of us have been complicit by our ignorance. I know I was one of those people, but will never be again.

Lots of people are making tens of thousands of dollars on this scam. Attorneys, “Care Companies” getting clients through their connection to the ‘professionals’ involved and so many more. An industry has and is growing up besides this kind of oppression. It affects many African Americans and other minorities – but it is also negatively affecting Whites.

That does not include those doing a respectable, solid job, but they appear to be few and far between.

We have received many stories.but have only been able to thoroughly check out a few. Those are enough to make you horrified at what is being done to many in this society. And for the glorification of the few doing the deed. We are going to continue in this area and Bettina Network Foundation, inc. will be involved and so will Bettina Network Blog.

Why the Blog? Because the media refuses to cover this area and they do not use their investigative reporting resources to turn a bright light on all of this – they are intimidated also? Or it isn’t lucrative enough?

These folks make the intimidation we fear from places like Russia look small by comparison because of the number of people involved and the way they cover themselves in righteousness.

“Let justice roll down like a river and righteousness like an ever flowing stream.” Be with me, O God, as this strips the cover back so all can see the pus and filth being covered up. Another way we mistreat one another in this society.”

I recently discovered an affidavit in this case which I had not seen before. I was given a couple pages, but not the whole thing. I gave a response to those couple pages which has never appeared anyplace. God bless private investigators – last night I received the entire affidavit.

We are gathering sworn statements from people to put behind this article to prove, without a doubt, the PERJURY being committed in this affidavit.

Most people’s advice has been – keep quiet. Just get Robert out. Don’t you want your husband home? Robert and I have fought too many battles together I know what he would want and it would not be a cover-up. It is that attitude – do not risk, put your head in the sand – which has allowed this to flourish.

Lets look at this affidavit – signed under the pains and penalties of PERJURY.

And I must apologize, I come from a family of educators, artists and journalists, none inclined to short speech or short articles. This is worth the time you spend reading through it all.

Ms. Nora Al-Wetaid signed an affidavit under the pains and penalties or perjury on March 4, 2020. Ms. Al-Wetaid is Protective Services Director of Somerville Cambridge Elder Services. This group needs to be shut down, investigated and restitution made to people who have been their targets.

If you have been following this you will remember that Robert Bennett was picked up at his home on March 3rd by 8 white policemen and others creating a circus like our neighborhood has never seen. Somerville Cambridge Protective and Elder Services had sworn out a “section 12” My beautiful husband had been “sectioned”. That means he was a threat to society because of psychiatric reasons. A psychiatrist or psychologist or some such person has to sign off for someone to be “sectioned”.

A psychologist did, but to preserve her professional credentials she said on that paper – “I have never met Mr. Bennett, I have never examined him, I have never been in his home.” And yet that was acceptable to “section” this quiet, lovely, unassuming Episcopal priest with a substantial career and reputation in the Episcopal Church which was not standing behind him in this action against him. They have all been notoriously silent. Something that happens across the board when this kind of thing entraps another citizen of this country.

I didn’t know what “being sectioned” meant and it took awhile to understand that was demeaning, disgraceful, destroying of life and freedom and this should never have happened, but we live in a house which has sent out siren calls to those who want to move us out of this neighborhood into the one in which we” belong” – Roxbury, MA. So having such a history it took awhile for us to shake that off and look at the reality of what this is really about.

As an aside, there is another African American man who was put into the hospital in the south. What is his housing background? He lives in all white neighborhood – he is the only African American in that neighborhood. We were raised in the same young peoples group so he has been quite “out there” fighting injustice all of his life. He bought the house of the head of the KKK in his town and moved in. His life showed a very prosperous African American family – and so the day would come when his reputation would be fouled, ruined and his family assets reduced considerably to get him out. The people set up to do this were not successful, but they managed to cause much pain and to destroy assets that this family needed in the process. So while not entirely successful something negative happened.

Same situation. Put in a hospital from which it took four weeks to get him out. The state didn’t have to spend money to keep him incarcerated. – insurance money did the deed. A pattern set across the country. And this happened to Rev. Dr. Robert Bennett in Cambridge, MA. in the shadow of Harvard University. A man with a Harvard doctorate and all of the credentials one must have to live in this neighborhood – but he is African American and so the same day came for him as it did for my friend in he south. Only in Massachusetts it was much worse and the people involved attacking my lovely husband were far more skilled in what they did…….

On March 4, 2020, Massachusetts General Hospital lifted the “section 12 against Dr. Bennett which put him in the hospital on March 3rd and sent him home.

On March 4, 2020 Ms. Norah Al-Wetaid signed, under penalties of perjury charges against Dr. Bennett’s wife which would result in Dr. Bennett being re-arrested by the police on March 6th sectioning him again for the 2nd timeand his incarceration in Mass General Hospital from that day to this and counting. Yes, incarcerated – this fits every part of the definition – except people in state or federal prison get to go outside, exercise and they have rights those incarcerated in this hospital system of things with the Protective Services people have no rights at all. their privacy is constantly invaded; they have no right to go outside for any reason; their friends and family are kept away and so much more. It is roughly equivalent to being incarcerated as a terrorist in a third world country. The area of the hospital is much reduced from the kind of rooms, service, etc. one finds in areas like neurology. Beautiful surroundings. In the one – locked doors, security guards and on downscale from there in the other.

Ms. Al-Wetaid had access to the actual facts, but she apparently chose to make a case and lie and so did Ms. Angela Clary. One of their goals was to make sure Dr. Bennett would be kept by the hospital this time. Another was to supply their ‘friends’ with business – Patient Care Companies; physical therapists, occupational therapists, the traditional people who everyone has to use whether they are needed or not.

On information and belief this is not the first time they have acted so irresponsibly causing harm to the person they are attacking and to that persons family.

Because Dr. Bennett was released from Mass General Hospital after the first section 12 was lifted by the professionals at Mass General Hospital, Ms. Al-Wetaid and Ms. Clary showed and said their intention was not to have Dr. Bennett examined for possible psychiatric problems of which he had none, but they had, according to their own admissions the intention of giving guardianship over Dr. Bennett to someone of their choosing and committing Dr. Bennett to a nursing home. Unknown to Dr. Bennett and his family, they started on this course months earlier and had been investigating Dr. Bennett and his family without cause, for months, with much gusto and no need. 

Sectioning Dr. Bennett and, in this case, adding a Protective Order, even one full of lies, was the easiest and quickest and surest way to incarcerate Dr. Bennett while they manipulated several ways to keep him in the hospital. If simply sectioning did not work then combine it with other ways and re-section him within 48 hours adding other things to that sectioning.

Their time, over those months, was not being spent doing a substantial investigation because of a real problem. They were looking for ways too use and abuse this family – and as they went along others joined because of the assets that could be gotten if this was successful.

How do we know the investigation was not done carefully? One big tip-off is that Ms. Nora Al-Wetaid didn’t even know the names of the people she was going after. She didn’t even take the time or care to get even that straight.

She filed against Robert Bennett’s wife, who she called “Marceline Davidson” and she is called that all through the papers Ms. Al-Westaid filed. – or were filed for her by the attorney who is mostly always involved in these cases Attorney James O’Sullivan. With no proof and lots of lies, Ms. Donaldson was charged with abusing her husband. She was charged with breaking his rib, splintering a bone in his leg, refusing to allow him to take medicines they claimed were prescribed and which, in fact, were not. that included an anti-seizure medicine which was given to Dr. Bennett after his surgery and which would have caused him harm if it had been continued for the weeks Ms. Al-Wetaid claims was needed.

Ms Al-Wetaid claims Ms. Donaldson knowing Mr. Bennett had prostate cancer did not allow him to get treatment and the list gets longer. That in spite of the fact that there was no evidence presented that Dr. Bennett had prostate cancer. It was a good guess since many men Dr. Bennett’s age would have prostate cancer.

That was presented to and accepted by the Court – against a black woman – with absolutely no proof except the Perjured affidavit of Ms. Al-Wetaid. What kind of upbringing did she have to be able to so immorally take on and attempt to destroy two African Americans who spent their lives working for others.

My husband and I have had a good rfelagtionship for some 36 years. Ms. Al-Wetaid and Ms. Clary took advantage of the racism in this country which presents a stereotype of a black family as being a mess with much violence within. Using that sterotype Ms. Al-Wetaid came along with the help of Ms. Angela Clary and did everything they could to destroy this family.

They did its with lies, easily disproven lies. Most of the lies were disproven by Dr. Bennett’s medical record, which showed no broken ribs, no splintered bones, no cancer. But that has been ignored and not even begun to be investigated. I didn’t know those were the claims against me until last night.

Robert Bennett’s wife’s name is Marceline Donaldson. No one knows who Marceline Davidson is.

Most of Ms. Al-Wetaids claims in the affidavit along with Ms. Clary’s all show that kind of carelessness.

The attorneys for Ms. Donaldson helped to complicate and extend the life of this horrendous act. They were hired to file an emergency motion to release Dr. Bennett according to the way the section 12 with its relief are written. They did not and at that time the courts were not closed because of the coronavirus. So Dr. Bennett’s time in ‘hospital jail’ was extended, complicated and his and his wife’s assets were flowing out like a fast moving river out of their possession into that of all these others.

Ms. Al-Wetaid and Ms. Clary threatened Dr. Bennett’s family constantly – the last threat was that if they didn’t fill out the application for Mass Health then guardianship over Dr. Bennett would be given to the Jewish Agency for Family and Children and he would be sent to a Hebrew Nursing Home. – that was supposed to be a horrendous threat to the family of Dr. Bennett – a retired Episcopal priest.

Ms. Al-Wetaid claims in her affidavit that Robert Bennett was reported to the Protective Service Department due to concerns of medical neglect by Mr. Bennett’s wife Marceline “Davidson”.

In spite of the fact that both Ms. Al-Wetaid and Ms. Clary knew Mr. Bennett had been in Massachusetts General Hospital for brain surgery, the first section 12 they filed moved to have Mr. Bennett sent to Mount Auburn Hospital on a section 12 instead of maintaining any kind of continuity with the hospital from which Mr. Bennett had been discharged. 

They were very well aware of that fact – they interviewed Dr. Bennett at Mass General Hospital without permission from anyone. They just went into his room at Mass General and started this interrogation process when he was not even days out of brain surgery and they quote all of that in this affidavit of Ms. Al-Wetaid. Dr. Bennett was barely conscious as a result of his recent surgery when they recount his answers to questions trying to use that as a reason in their case against him. Dr. Bennet wasn’t in any shape to give his consent to the interview or even to be really aware of what was happening. I was his Healh Care Advocate at the time and certainly did not give permission for that to happen when my husband was in such a fragile state.

They – Ms. Al-Wetaid and Ms. Clary begin to get into the body of their “case” which they created and used to abuse both Dr. Bennett and his family.

Ms. Al-Wetaid claims in her affidavit that Robert Bennett was reported to the Protective Service Department due to concerns of medical neglect by Mr. Bennett’s wife Marceline “Davidson”.

Neither Ms Al-Wetaid nor Ms. Clary have ever acknowledged that Mr. Bennett is an independent individual who was capable of making his own decisions about who he was and about his medical care. Both have constantly portrayed Dr. Bennett as though he was a small child under the care of adults who had total sway over him and he was unable to make decisions for himself or to go places and to do things on his own, which in actual fact, Dr. Bennett did as a matter of course. That assumption is called ‘racism’ and is common amongst people who see black families as being abused by the black women in the family who are somehow so abusively into power and control everyone in the family fears them. That stereotype shows up often during this entire ordeal. Dr. Bennett is never considered as a fully functioning human being – only as an object that they use for very negative reasons.

They claim that on or about November, 2019 Mr. Bennett fell.  It is true -he did fall because he had eye surgery two days prior and was wearing the moulded eye cover to protect his eye.  While they talk about the fall, they eliminate the reason. Why? That does not fit the case they are creating.

Ms. Al-Wetaid’s affidavit ssys “…the concerns were regarding Ms. Davidson blocking access to care and not appropriately responding to medical needs.”

In other words, Ms. Donaldson would not allow her husband to go to the hospital to have his fall checked. The fact that Dr. Bennett did not want to go to a hospital because he didn’t feel it was necessary is not relevant.

Ms. Al-Wetaid says “Ms. Davidson is reported to have not pursued appropriate medical care for this fall until 24 hours later, when Mr. Bennett began vomiting at a secondary location.” Ms. Al-Wetaid extends the time frame from 12 hours, to 24 hours to make her case.

What both Ms. Al-Wetaid have eliminated is the fact that his wife, Marceline Donaldson, asked Mr. Bennett if he wanted to go to the hospital, see his eye doctor or another doctor.  Mr. Bennett refused and wanted to just carry on with his life as usual without going anyplace for medical treatment.  Mr. Bennett did not think he needed such.  Both have ignored the fact that Mr. Bennett is an independent individual who makes his own decisions and has a relationship of respect with his wife.

What Ms. Al-Wetaid eliminates from her story is the fact that Ms. Donaldson called her daughter, because her daughter had pushed Dr. Bennett into the eye surgery whose results caused the fall, to ask where she should take Dr. Bennett. The daughter said to Needham Beth Israel Deaconess. That was not the closest medical care clinic. Ms. Donaldson wanted to take him to Boston Beth Israel, the daughter insisted it be Needham.

Ms. Al-Wetaid said “The clinic diagnosed Mr. Bennett with a brain bleed and recommended transfer to Beth Israel Deaconness (BIDMC) hospital in Boston., Mr. Bennett was not diagnosed at Needham Beth Israel with a brain bleed. Mr. Bennett was treated very badly at Needham Beth Israel – he was kept waiting over an hour for examination and then received it only after his wife complained to the reception desk and after she asked to speak to who was in charge who kept them waiting so long. Before that the receptionists were very surly to Ms. Donaldson, who was accompanied by Ms. Maria Sensale who saw the kind of treatment Ms. Donaldson and Dr. Bennett received at Needham Beth Israel and the way they were treated in the waiting room, including the long length of time they were kept waiting as others went in before them. The clinic people became more cooperative and interested in examining Dr. Bennett after that confrontation and said they did not have the equipment needed to examine Dr. Bennett and suggested he go to Boston Beth Israel where he was sent by ambulance.

Ms. Al-Wetaid says “The clinic diagnosed Mr. Bennett with a brain bleed and recommended transfer to Beth israel Deaconess (BIDMC) hospital in Boston.”That is not true.  The clinic said it did not have the equipment it needed to diagnose Mr. Bennett and suggested he be taken to Beth israel in Boston where they had the needed equipment.  That is where Ms. Donaldson wanted to take Mr. Bennett in the first place.  Listening to her daughter, that delayed treatment of Mr. Bennett by some three plus hours which was not necessary.


Beth Israel in Boston took a CT Scan and did not say anything about a “brain bleed”.  They said Mr. Bennett showed signs of having fallen in the past, but it looked as though those falls happened quite a few years ago.  Mr. Bennett had four small dots on the CT Scan and they didn’t know if that was from a recent fall or one that happened years ago.  They said to watch it – and have the PCP take a look at that when they went for a follow-up exam.

The following statements made by Ms. Al-Wetaid are not true.

Ms. Al-Wetaid says ” BIDMC had recommended discharge from the hospital to a rehabilitation facility>  The wife refused this and the “elder” – Mr. Bennett – was sent home with referrals for visiting nurse services (physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing) which the wife later refused to allow into the home.”

“Ms. Donaldson knew nothing about Beth Israel Deaconness  recommending Mr. Bennett go to a rehabilitation facility.  There were no referrals given to Ms. Donaldson by anyone at Beth Israel Hospital and Ms. Donaldson did not refuse to allow any physical therapist, occupational therapist or nursing person into the house.  No such person ever came to their home.” 


The doctors and nurses at Beth Israel Deaconness Hospital refused to talk to Ms. Donaldson and she tried many times to find out what was happening with her husband.  It was so traumatic that Ms. Donaldson called Mr. Bennett’s son – Mark Bennett in Washington, D. C. because of the way she was being treated and because of the lack of anyone saying anything to her about what was happening with her husband.  She couldn’t understand what was happening and was concerned for her husbands treatment. Dr. Bennett’s son flew from Washington, D. C. because of Ms. Donaldson’s call and her distress over what was happening with her husband and his father.

 
It was discovered after several hours that the medical personnel at Beth Israel would not speak to Ms. Donaldson and totally avoided her because Maliça Aronowitz had given them a Health Care Proxy and let them know that she was the one to whom they should speak – not her mother. 

Neither Ms. Donaldson, nor Mr. Bennett knew about any such Health Care Proxy, they saw Ms. Aronowitz give the doctors some papers, but were not told what they were and everyone totally avoided Ms. Donaldson. 
Ms. Donaldson was so distraught about how she was being treated and not being able to find out anything about her husband she asked for the head nurse, the head of the hospital and several other people trying to know what was happening.  All treated her with disdain, as though she was some kind of intruder and most were not even civil to Ms. Donaldson. 

Whatever was given out about Mr. Bennett’s condition was given to Ms. Aronowitz and not to Ms. Donaldson.  Ms. Donaldson was never told anything about anything.  She knew about the four dots on the CT Scan because she was sitting in the room and refused to leave. 

Both Ms. Al-Wetaid and Ms. Clary knew this – they both knew Ms. Aronowitz had a Health Care Proxy about which Dr. Bennett knew nothing, had not signed and did not want Ms. Aronowitz as his Health Care Proxy. In spite of knowing that from the beginning of their relationship with Ms. Aronowitz, both have kept quiet about that because they were able to manipulate Ms. Aronowitz into doing and saying what they needed her to do and say so their program of abuse and more could move forward.

Ms. Al-Wetaid says that about which she is most concerned because part of her job is to make sure people are forced into a rehab facility with referrals for visiting nurse services – physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing – it is standard, charged to your insurance company and has some benefits for Ms. Al-Wetaid and Ms. Clary. Those conditions must be met with everyone or you are subjected to this kind of investigation.

If your family member and your family have other ways to handle rehab, if it is needed, and all the other services that might be needed, that is not allowed. You cannot use your own resources, you cannot pay for this yourself, this must be done according to people like Ms. Al-Wetaid and Ms. Clary. Everything must be contracted for by people like Ms. al-Wetaid and Ms. Clary and/or others in charge and paid for by your insurance company, preferably Mass Health. Under no circumstances are you allowed to choose those who so work with you. That must not under any circumstances be a company or people of your own choosing, You are not even allowed to choose between different “Care” companies who offer the same services.

7)  Ms. Al-Wetaid goes on to say that ” on February 14, 2020 “the elder” – whose name is Robert Bennett – experienced a fall and  hit his head again and experienced a broken rib as well.  The wife refused to take Mr. Bennett to the hospital despite family’s recommendations.”That is not true and Ms. Al-Wetaid knows that is not true, but she is making those accusations in spite of her knowledge of their falsity.
Mr. Bennett did hit his head, he did not experience a broken rib as well.  Ms. Donaldson did not refuse to take Mr. Bennett to the hospital.

Mr. Bennett did not want to go back to Beth Israel Hospital because it was a very bad experience for him.  The PCP who Maliça Aronowitz recommended and pushed hard to get them to keep as their PCP was quite uninterested in treating Mr. Bennett and most times was unavailable.
Maliça Aronowitz knew nothing about what was happening with either Mr. Bennett or Ms. Donaldson.  She did contact her sisters and described a desperate situation which she normally does trying to get her sisters to turn against their mother.  That has been her style since she was about 15 years old.  

Ms. Al-Wetaid knows Mr. Bennett did not have a broken rib.  Without anyone’s knowledge or consent, Ms. Al-Wetaid and Ms. Clary have constantly gone through Mr. Bennett’s records at the hospital, by their own admission. .Those records  – pre-March 3rd show clearly that Mr. Bennett did not have a broken rib.  Having taken it on themselves to check, they knew before they wrote the affidavits that their statements were false.

No one knows how they had access to private medical records, but they accessed Mr. Bennett’s records constantly and for months before this February fall happened.  Neither Mr. Bennett nor Ms. Donaldson gave permission for them to do so.

8)  Ms. Al-Wetaid claims that ” Mr. Bennett’s step-daughter “Melissa Aronowitz” – whose name Ms. Al Wet-aid did not bother to spell correctly – had nearly convinced the wife to take Mr. Bennett to the hospital on February 19th, but the wife again did not follow through”.That is false and Ms. Al-Wetaid knew that was false.

Ms. Donaldson spent the month of February talking to doctors trying to find a neurologist.  Ms. Donaldson also talked to Mr. Bennett’s PCP office about a referral to a neurologist, but Dr. Kehlman was busy, could not talk, did not know a neurologist to refer her to and was preparing to leave on a short vacation so he would not have time to do anything about Mr. Bennett until his return from his vacation.

9)  Ms. Al-Wetaid claims “Mr. Bennett reportedly declined physically and cognitively to the point where the wife became concerned and did ultimately take him to the Massachusetts General Hospital on Friday, February 21st, one week after the reported injury.”

Ms. Al-Wetaid did not know when Mr. Bennett fell.  She did not know anything about what happened subsequent to his fall.  What she claims as fact in this #9 is pure fiction made up to fit the narrative she is creating to be able to have this case to work on.


10)  Ms. Al-Wetaid talks about Mr. Bennett as though she has access to his files at Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition she lies about his condition.  The neurologists at Mass General did not diagnose Mr. Bennett with dementia – they very purposefully moved away from such a diagnosis because with the brain surgery they did not know what would happen after the surgery or if Mr. Bennett had some form of memory loss due to the liquids on his brain from which he would recover or if there was some form of dementia.  Ms Al-Wetaid did not find that in Mr. Bennett’s records, to which she should not have had access.  This affidavit was done while Ms. Donaldson was still Mr. Bennett’s Health Care Proxy and neither one gave Ms. Al-Wetaid access to his medical records.


11)  Ms. Clary had no permission to interview Mr. Bennett as a Protective Social Worker.  Ms. Clary apparently claimed to have conducted her “initial visit” with Mr. Bennett at Massachusetts General Hospital.  To do so while Mr. Bennett was just out of surgery, still not quite himself, had spent time with oxygen and not awake yet – one of the first people he sees after his surgery is Ms. Clary trying to make a case to take him away from his family and asking him questions, etc. while not identifying herself and while Mr. Bennett was in no condition to answer questions let alone take in who Ms. Clary was or why she was there.  In addition, Ms. Clary had no permission from anyone to make such an initial visit.  The viciousness of such an action is clear in itself. To arrogate to yourself the necessity of “interviewing” a patient just recently out of receiving oxygen and shortly before that just out from major surgery describes the lack of empathy and more of this group. The inability of Ms. Clary and Ms. Al-Wetaid to have any feelings and understanding for people they are stalking is clear in the way they pushed and pushed a family in the middle of trauma shows who they are and what they are really about.


12)  Ms.Al – Wetaid says – “Protective Services has also been informed that Mr. Bennett was diagnosed with prostate cancer several years ago and the wife was asked to follow-up on this and has yet to do this.


Ms. Al-Wetaid makes a very strong statement, does not identify her source and the statement is false.  Mr. Bennett was not diagnosed with prostate cancer.  Mr. Bennett is an independent individual who can make his own choices.  Several years ago there was no question about Mr. Bennett’s ability to take care of himself and he did.  If Mr. Bennett had prostate cancer he had a car, money and everything he needed to follow up on this cancer.  If he did not follow up on such a diagnosis that was Mr. Bennett’s choice and he has the freedom in these United States to make such a choice without someone like Ms. Al-Wetaid hanging in the shadows looking to pounce on someone she sees as ripe for the kind of elder abuse she and her agency engage in.  That was Mr. Bennett’s choice to be respected by others.  However, neither Mr. Bennett nor Ms. Donaldson knows where this accusation comes from because neither has ever heard anyone say Mr. Bennett has or had prostate cancer.

13)  Whats is glossed over is the fact that a wellness check was requested and  “no concern was noted at that time”.  Ms. Al-Wetaid obfuscates that by claiming “they did not do a medical evaluation, only quickly observed and checked-in.That was Ms. Al-Wetaid harassing Mr. Bennett and Ms. Donaldson.  They were asleep and were awakened by a policeman at the door doing a “wellness check”.  That is a stalking process with no reason for the stalking.

This continues and gets worse. The next installment will arrive by the end of the day with more such dichotomies and with many more lies told by Ms. Al-Wetaid and Ms. Clary. Ms. Al-Wetaid signs the affidavit under pains of perjury. She quotes Ms. Clary extensively.

To have such actions taking place in a democratic country is a disgrace. That it has carried on for so long – that privacy issues are ignored – that lies are extensive and made to build a case for reasons only these two women and others in their position understand.

This needs to stop immediately.

When you read the rest – the horror of what is above pales by comparison to what comes next.

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They are killing my husband!

Friday, March 20th, 2020

They are killing my husband. Right in front of the entire country.

He is very strong and he stands solidly for what he believes. There is his failing in this society. He and I did not mince words. We say what we think, feel and have discovered as truth. We are not “nice” we have tried hard to be truthful.

We don’t mince words and we are involved at a level to be able to see the top – how you get there, what you have to sacrifice to stay there, how you have to destroy those around you who threaten the creators of “empire”. And we tell others what we see!

What we see happens so often and across so many different kinds of people most of us are accustomed to it. We accept it. We continue going about our daily lives ignoring the people calling for and needing your help.

In this case and this time there are quite a few coming to kill my husband and then they divide the spoils – from someone they declared to the Court’s as “indigent”.

Jim O’Sullivan – an attorney. But he is not alone – he is only the latest.

The abusers accuse others of their abuse

And the rest of you, you will read this and move on without a thought until you are in the dumpster.

You are all absorbed with the coronavirus. It has been around for a very long time. But it is time to bring it out.

Your food – once clean, good, nutritious and wonderfully tasty is now the imitators of the food your ancestors knew and is now in your system, but it is no longer clean, good, nutritious – it is full of poisons.

Why? Because more can be grown if poisons are used and if they get into the food and then into your system – it is a slow working poison. “They” won’t be accused. They will walk away with lots of profit and you will go into the healthcare system and slowly die with all of your assets taken to pay for the diseases others caused.

The way they have “developed” this earth has always been for the few. Not a few “old line” families because those change as the generations change. “They” recognize each other and pick each other out of the crowd. “They” know who will be like them and carry on.

Your water has been poisoned and you continue on allowing that to happen and it worsens with your next generation. And who suffers from these things? – the groups in this society who are “the canary in the cage.” Look to them and what is happening to them and you will see your future.

Your air is gradually suffocating you with all of the poisons chemicals and other refuse that winds up in the air you breathe.

All of these things – as they are killing you – are making “them” fat and what they consider happy.

It is my family today, it will be your family tomorrow.

Things move around – groups move on and up. We now have “geriatrics”. A very lucrative industry. Who is attracted to such, especially in its infancy of creating fortunes for the few.

The first to see those opportunities are those who develop into mafia’s and there is one in the “geriatric” field. A young mafia, but with many training them from the old mafias. Boston had many mafias. They were ethnically created – the “Irish” mafia, the “Italian” mafia. Today there is the “healthcare” mafia…… You can name the rest and note them as they become recognizable.

What happened to the Winter Hill Gang? Are those who admired them, wanted to be like them, copied them – are they now becoming extremely wealthy in the healthcare industry?

Oh, is that crazy woman at it again? We will cut her off at the knees by destroying her husband; killing his quality of life and gradually – well, gradually over a period of weeks – can’t be too gradual, the greed at getting his assets is too great, pulling those who have been waiting into the tornado forming around him.

He is now ‘critical’ again.

How did that happen?

Did he fall in the hospital? Looks that way!

Jim O’Sullivan is on record saying ” The latest information was that the family is leaning toward palliative care and hospice, which if all agree, may speed up his return home, but will change the conditions.”

Problem with that? The family is not leaning towards such and no one in the family even hinted at such, but that comes out from O’Sullivan. Because he can’t wait? Because he knows they are killing Robert and he wants it to go faster with the family to blame? And from that letter on – his words will be taken away from him and attributed to the family trying to save their loved one.

But they have “incarcerated” him twice in the same place – In Mass General Hospital. They have demanded he undergo the same “tests” in the same week. Police delivered him to the hospital. They said it was because they were concerned about his health. He was one day out of the hospital.

Keep him under great stress. Give him a diet to which he is unaccustomed. Keep him in bed 24/7 and he will soon lose control of his bladder. And he will lose his ability to walk – which he had before he was taken by the police.

What! He passed the test? The hospital discharged him with all his vitals in the normal range including his blood pressure? Oh my God! What did they do wrong. Well, let’s just do it again. No one will notice.

Send the police again to keep up the pressure on his body from the anxiety and other things that creates. Put him in with those who have public problems with alcohol, drugs. psychotic breaks. That will destroy him. And this time do whatever you need to do to keep him in the hospital.

They have kept his wife away as much as possible. They have accused her of abuse which they now are backing off from because too many people have come out to say that is not true.

But that can’t continue because she is telling all. She is describing his condition. She is talking about – out loud – what she is seeing.

And what are those around her saying? Shhhh! You can’t say those things, that won’t help. You have to be quiet while we try to get him out. Well, we knew that would not be possible. They will keep him until his death. O’Sullivan signaled to all the end result. The story to tell the public. The family gave up on him and called only for Palliative Care and Hospice.

But the family did not – O’Sullivan did. Signaling? Who? Watch the results of his letter as it gradually “leaks” out.

Lets not “leak” anything. Let’s say it out loud………………..and attribute that to who first said it.

Well, they are doing everything to keep him incarcerated and his wife out of the way, but she is not supposed to see or understand that.

I have seen this a few times in my life. African Americans all. Too successful. Too understanding of the system in which they live. Too thinking they were equal and their identity was clear – they were equal and beautiful and worked hard for themselves and for the rest of us and now – may they rest in peace. Gone too young! Gone too violently! Gone so those raping, pillaging, letting their greed run rampant, destroying the life and quality of life can become wealthy beyond their wildest dreams, but always at the expense of others who become poorer just as quickly.

Too wealthy? A coronavirus comes along to destroy your wealth.

Too healthy? A coronavirus comes along to destroy your health.

Working too hard for others – a Jim O’Sullivan and his boys come along to destroy you and take away everything and every one around you.

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Real Estate Taxes (cont’d)

Friday, February 14th, 2020

Big business – trying to become overwhelmingly bigger – have shown that they will rip off the American public. Sadly, they will do this in partnership with other institutions other financial, governmental and private institutions.

We have spent months looking into real estate taxes and the results make you realize how slanted to “the rich get richer” is this process of banks “escrowing” your taxes.. The end of that little ditty is “the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.” Problem with that is the poor are marketed to in ways to make them believe they are really doing very well, especially as compared to the poor in other countries. In fact, the machinery – the mechanism by which the rich get richer comes from the hard work and back breaking life lived by the poor. All the penny pinching most folks do would not have to be done if these little things in life were changed so the money of the middle class and the poor is kept by them and not “given” to those in the upper stratosphere of wealth.

Real estate taxes is a biggy.

The reason banks have become bullies and push people around as badly as they do can be traced directly back to real estate taxes. A mechanism used to make sure banks can use tens of billions of dollars of poor to middle class folks money to do whatever they choose and the banks and some other financial institutions benefit grandly because they pay nothing for the use of that money. Some of the money squandered by financial institutions in this last “fall out” came from your giving your real estate taxes to banks to use as they please – for free. They were way too wealthy to be careful – why should they, it wasn’t their hard-earned money. It was majorly your money given to banks to do with as they please returning nothing to you. We have not been able to find one bank that would give us anything “for free”. Everything banks offer comes with a high price tag to those to whom their “largesse” is offered. Some of the things they claim are “free” are the things which come with the highest price tags.

How does this happen?

When you take out a mortgage you are asked to escrow your real estate taxes – in other words – the bank will add a monthly charge to your mortgage-plus-interest due each month for the purpose of collecting and keeping your real estate taxes until they pay the city or other government entity which has determined that is what you owe. You make your payments to the bank monthly, they make their payments to the city every six months. Divide what you owe the governmental institution that collects real estate taxes into twelve and that is added to your monthly mortgage total. Just think of how you could live if you had that deal with the public. What a fantastic hedge fund you could create or other such investment vehicle – or you could just squander it all on nothing.

In addition, banks have other ways to force the issue.

One cute way is to wait until after the mortgage closes – with nothing said to you about real estate taxes and then the bank will surprise you when you receive statements including, adding in, additions to your mortgage. That would be mortgage-plus interest – plus 1/12th your real estate tax bill. Complain and several possibilities come into play – you are told ‘if you show us you can handle the two bills then in three to six months you can pay your own real estate taxes.’ Until then you have to pay your real estate taxes to us each month in addition to your mortgage plus interest. What do you get from the bank in return? An amount of interest equivalent to what you would receive if you had that money in a savings account, stock account, other account you may have? – not on your life. You get nothing.

But – you were investigated and went through a whole process during which the bank determined you qualified for the mortgage. They look at your income compared to the expenses you will incur with your new mortgage so you already qualified and should not have to “prove” anything.

Another thing said to people – Sorry, we must have had a misunderstanding. We escrow real estate taxes for everyone. You are not an exception. We did talk about that with you – no they didn’t – and, they then claim, ” you must not have understood.”

Why do banks play these games?

It brings them billions of dollars into the bank for their use – free. It is what allows them to bully you and the rest of the world in other ways.

We urge you to pay your own real estate taxes. Do whatever you have to do so you control the payment of those real estate taxes.

How do they work with real estate taxes in other ways?

Your city or whatever agency set real estate taxes in place, determines how much you pay for real estate taxes. They also put in place ways to help those who are having problems so they don’t loose their homes. They pass such through their City Council or other relevant agency and the bank counters and makes sure that is in name only – not a reality anyone can actually use when they need that kind of help.

One way many cities are working to help the elderly stay in their homes is by allowing people who are 65 or 75, or whatever age the city determines, to be able to apply to have their taxes deferred. There are also tax deferrals given to citizens, not yet at the required age for the elderly, based on other needs. You accumulate interest on the amounts deferred and when you die or sell the house the city is repaid including interest and the elderly person has had some breathing room and has been able to make decisions they could not make otherwise. One very large decision is that such a policy allows the elderly and others to stay in their homes. That also lifts some major expenses from the city which otherwise would probably have to subsidize housing for people in these situations were this not possible.

At least that is how it is supposed to work – in theory.

In actual fact, it does not work like that. We contacted several cities and discovered they had practically no elderly people with deferred real estate taxes. Why? Because the banks decided they would not go along with such a program and denied the person the right the city granted. Since cities have written an ‘escape’ clause into such programs – the bank power is what determines if those programs are viable or not.

The escape clauses, which are 100% active in such programs, says you can defer your taxes if your bank agrees to such a deferral – and they know full well when they come through with such a statement the bank will not agree to the deferral no matter how much equity an elderly person has in their home. – It is clear this is a game and not a real attempt to help the elderly and others bridge a time of life when they need such help.

There are many such ways games are being played while the city looks good to its elderly citizens and passes the buck to the bank. Banks are happy to go along with that program. They receive billions for their effort.

What to do: To pay your real estate taxes you have many options, especially if you need to put money aside monthly so you will have what you need when the time comes to pay the taxes. You can open a stock account with one of the online brokerage firms and put the amount into that account. Put so much in each month – or every other month – whichever best suits your finances. You can open a savings account, with a bank or credit union or, and put in whatever you need over a monthly or bi-monthly or what works best for you based on the time interval over which you receive your income. With an online brokerage, a savings account, a credit union account or whatever you choose, you can send your taxes to the city electronically or you can transfer the money to your checking account and pay the city by check. You have untold options on how to handle this.

Even if it turns out you will not make huge amounts of money – at least it is your money and you are receiving whatever earnings come from the use of your money. When you control your money you have a kind of power that helps to keep you financially viable in this society.

You need to always keep tight control of your money. Do not let anyone automatically transfer money from your account. At some point that will go against you and you will feel the helplessness of not being able to do anything about whatever is being done to you and such things happen lots – by accident – on purpose – by theft.

Laws are not going to mitigate what the banks are doing. You need to do that by paying your real estate taxes to the entity which determined you have to pay so much to them to own a house. There are problems with that, but this blog is focused on you controlling your money and paying to the entities you need to pay to when you need to pay to them and not otherwise allowing other institutions to come in, take over your money, use it for free for whatever they so choose and leave you minus what you could have if you kept control of those functions.

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William Barr’s Memberships!

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

Looking at what William Barr is doing for Trump, I winder if this does not come out of a membership in Opus Dei. Read up on this organization and if you have more knowledge about this, please let Bettina Network Blog people know. I have thought this was true for sometime now, but I have no way to check on its veracity. Barr certainly acts like a substantial member of this group. And so does Vice President Pence.

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This contribution is to the Bettina Network Foundation, inc. which is a 501(c)3 organization and tax deductible.

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into a major media outlet bringing to the public news, recipes, thoughts, reviews of businesses, etc. from the perspective of those who belong to Bettina Network’s Lifestyle Community.  This is not a tax deductible contribution. You can send a check to Bettina Network, inc. P. O. Box 380585 Cambridge, MA. 02238 to support this blog! Please make your check payable to “Bettina Network, inc.”

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If you prefer your gift go to the Foundation, make your check payable to Bettina Network Foundation, inc. The money we receive for the Foundation will be used to support the many activities in which we engage to try to make this a better world. 

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A Beauty Treatment for the Ages

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

I have been so tired of spending obscene amounts of money on beauty products which don’t work. I decided to work with a friend and explore what alternative food/real things would do without the boost from chemicals and other additives which I think do more harm to your skin and health than good.

Alicia Keyes gave us a boost when she announced she was finished with makeup/lipstick, etc. If she can do it where her livelihood is partially determined by her looks then we can experiment where our looks are totally irrelevant to our lives.

We’ve seen and read other articles on this Bettina Network’s Blog about how others stay fresh looking for a lifetime. We took that advice to heart, but decided we wanted to explore something in addition.

First – we gave up lipstick. That didn’t work too well because we wound up with seriously chapped lips.

We cleaned our faces of all makeup and we were ready to start with notebook in hand.

Second – we tried liquid vitamin C. The kind you buy in what looks like an orange milk container. After rinsing our faces by splashing warm water 10 times (picked up from this blog), we poured a bit of liquid vitamin C into our cupped hands and gave our faces the once over by rubbing the liquid C into our skin. This might also make a great overall massage medium, but we weren’t ready to go there yet.

We let the vitamin C stay on our skin as we went about our morning chores.

About noon, when we had to go on errands outside of the house, we rinsed off the vitamin C, looked in the mirror and were delighted with the results.

But – being encouraged with that success, we were only egged on to try more. Maybe we could drop some 30 years off our face. It is worth a try.

Third – while the vitamin C was great, we needed something in addition like an oil to give our faces a finish. We turned to the blog written by Marceline who gave out her deepest secrets and thought we would try the vitamin A – E thing. We weren’t yet ready to try adding her dry milk thing.

The next morning when we met for our next step beauty treatment we rinsed our faces again with very warm water splashing it on from cupped hands for what is now a requisite 10 times. We decided not to wipe our faces dry with a towel, but to let the water evaporate.

Once dry we re-did the liquid vitamin C pouring it into our cupped hands and massaging it into our skin and we included around our eyes – although we were kind of scared about doing that, but what the —-.

After about half an hour we rinsed off the liquid vitamin C and clipped a vitamin A capsule (actually it took two capsules to cover our faces and each was 10,000) gave ourselves a careful facial massage, especially paying attention to our eye lids and under the eye because we decided that just might help our eyesight, having discovered the possibility of an eye stroke as you grow older.

After rubbing in the vitamin A we clipped a vitamin E capsule and rubbed that into our facial skin over the vitamin A and off we went for the day.

Needless to say we looked rather “oily” because we did nothing to mitigate the oily look that created.

We decided we really needed to do something about that oily look because it was not the best so I rinsed by face with the cupped hands and at least 10 times splashing warm water on my skin while my co-experimenter put dry milk in her cupped hands and wiped that all over her face. To say she looked ridiculous and would not let me take a picture is an understatement.

She continued to rub the dry milk into her skin and finally wiped most of it off with a towel finally reaching the point of having beautiful looking skin. My look had also become really beautiful. Don’t know how to describe the look. It was not oily, but it had a healthy, lots of outside walking and exercise look. My friends look was different. Her skin looked very matte, non-oily, really fantastic. My look was more casual and sporty, hers more formal and elegant.

We have a couple more ideas, but will write more as we try them. So far, we are batting 1,000 and for very little bits of money.

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This contribution is to the Bettina Network Foundation, inc. which is a 501(c)3 organization and tax deductible.

Project 3 – Growing Bettina Network’s Blog

into a major media outlet bringing to the public news, recipes, thoughts, reviews of businesses, etc. from the perspective of those who belong to Bettina Network’s Lifestyle Community.  This is not a tax deductible contribution. You can send a check to Bettina Network, inc. P. O. Box 380585 Cambridge, MA. 02238 to support this blog! Please make your check payable to “Bettina Network, inc.”

Project 4 – Boycott the Twenty Dollar ($20) bill

If you prefer your gift go to the Foundation, make your check payable to Bettina Network Foundation, inc. The money we receive for the Foundation will be used to support the many activities in which we engage to try to make this a better world. 

_________________________________________________________

Want to join us? Have a home that you want to open to become one of Bettina Network’s Hedge Schools? Call us and lets talk – or email us.

Ed. Note: Members of the Bettina Network Lifestyle Community can contribute to the Bettina Network Blog whenever they have anything they want to say and be heard by this fantastic group of people. Send your blog to bettinanetwork@comcast.net or mail it to us at P. O. Box 380585 Cambridge, MA. 02238 or call us on the telephone at 617-497-9166 to tell us what you want to say and we will write it for you.

Volunteer with Bettina Network Foundation, inc. to work estate sales; to help move items from one home to another; to contribute your ideas on how we can better use our resources in this effort to relieve and eliminate homelessness and poverty. We also need photographers; designers; and more. However much or little time you have, we are grateful.

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An Illegitimate President – now Impeached!

Thursday, December 19th, 2019

An amazing process. We have had an illegitimate president for three years and many have acted as though he was duly elected. It is time for that farce to be dropped.

Donald Trump has clearly caused lots of problems; has diminished the United States in the eyes of the world; has diminished the power of the United States within its boundaries; has caused lots of grief and harm to so many over his few years in office. How long, O God!

Remember – this is a man who “won” the presidency with only 70,000 plus votes spread over three states. Hillary Clinton had over 3 million votes more and yet he was declared president. The 70,000 plus votes could be accounted for by the help Trump received from Russia during the campaign so we have, in actuality, had a president elected by a foreign power. And this so called “president” has now set about lining up foreign powers and heads of state to insure he will be re-elected. How long, O God!

Listening to the short talks within the House of Representatives from the many Republicans giving excuses for Donald Trump made it a very harrowing time because it was not possible to understand why the Republicans made the statements they made, especially considering that most knew they were lying; knew that they were working for a “president” who is a bully of the worse sort – who is a self-confessed sexual assaulter who brags about how he enjoys assaulting women – who has done so much against all of us including those giving the talks of support against his coming impeachment. It would take pages to list his sins and he is not done yet. How long, O God!

The most grievous were those who compared Trump and what he was going through with the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, and in that case, to the teller of the comparison, Trump came out as having suffered more. To hear that, shouted to everyone that the person making the comparison was not Christian and did not believe any of the stories in the Bible. If he did he would not have been able to begin to make that comparison. Christianity was to him what it was to those who went to Church on Sundays for almost three hundred years and came home to have their slaves do the work and suffer the humiliations that would be heaped upon them that day. The comments were so horrible a Jesuit felt compelled to come out with a push back against the Trump supporter in the House of Representative outlining the sufferings of Jesus and putting the Trump impeachment in perspective.

There were others who compared Trump to those killed, drowned, mutilated as a result of the Salem Witch Trials. In that comparison the, mostly women, came off as not having suffered nearly as much as Trump during his impeachment trials, leaving out the history of Trump which preceded his claiming the title of “president.”

There is so much more that could be said – but so much has already been said I think each one of us needs to retire within and think on these things.

As for me and mine, this process – these comments – have been totally revealing of the interior, of the souls, of so many people. As we listened we heard people, elected to Congress, expose their values – their future hopes and dreams – the length they are willing to go to maintain the world according to Donald Trump and to move and keep this world closer to one which is racist, sexist, xenophobic, homophobic, weak, brimming with sin and more. It was clear many had already sold out. To expose to who and for what is the next stage of this process. We do need to know what it was worth to each one of them living in a republic and giving it up to live under the tyranny of a vile, vicious bully who lies with practically every breath he takes.

So much has been written – spoken – quietly prayed about. It is now time for us to stop and take a deep breath.

The last word remains and it is – Donald Trump has been the closing parentheses for a group of people who have been accepting, going along to get along, who have raised children with values they themselves don’t recognize and who don’t know from whence those values have come, because they have not recently looked into that mirror of truth. People who have been willing to give up everything for 30 pieces of silver and a small very tenuous connection to power. How long, O God!

The last statement I have about Donald Trump came from what I heard at his rally in Michigan when he resented and called Senator Dingell’s wife to task because she dared vote against him when he had so honored her husband in death. Dingell’s wife, who succeeded him and now has his seat responded that after 60 years of hard work given to this country – the honors he received were hard won and deserved. The pattern of Donald Trump’s life. – take credit for everything, give only to those from whom you expect everything. And in the end take even that back.

The only thought that came to mind after hearing the Dingell comments was – a true, total and completely evil bully who will always and forever move from one crime to another and in the end wind up like his mentors Joe McCarthy – an unrepentant drunk who caused tens of thousands of U. S. citizens untold misery because of it and Roy Cohn, a man who used his knowledge of the law to support and help others like McCarthy do even more and deeper damage to themselves and others. And didn’t both men, in the end die destitute surrounded by a very few friends who saw their evil and conspired with them to hurt, maime, destroy others? For nothing?

“….and as for me and mine, our hope is in God. May we never so transgress to cause a moment’s harm to anyone.”

And as for Donald Trump, it is as if “the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. All this I will give you,” he said, “if you bow down and worship me.” What Trump has not heard is the continuation of Scripture – “..the people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.” “Repent and atone for all the years of harm and hurt you have created for others because the kingdom of heaven has come near.”

It is not the many who do not believe and who are following Donald Trump into the homeland of sin, but the many more who have seen a great light and have stepped out putting their earthly, vocational, material wants and needs aside to follow what is right and to hold up the righteous instead of following those who are sliding into universal and eternal darkness. Love guides one group – the absence of love guides the other. Trump’s world shows us what happens when sex in its many deformed forms replaces love in this world. One watches the deterioration of life and the defacing of everything good.

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This contribution is to the Bettina Network Foundation, inc. which is a 501(c)3 organization and tax deductible.

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You can send a check to Bettina Network, inc. P. O. Box 380585 Cambridge, MA. 02238 to support this blog! Please make your check out to “Bettina Network, inc.” since the blog income is not the foundation income.

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Real Estate Tax Article Response

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

Thank you for the article on elder abuse and real estate taxes. I am not one to start movements or even protests. Instead, I sit home, cry and try to remember what was.

My father lost his home because of the games played with him around his house. It was our family homes. I was not old enough nor employed to be able to help. I am now both, but he is gone and so is our family home. He spent the last years of his life in a Senior Home and he was miserable. How I hate those who caused this. It is all about greed.

Count me in on anything you do around these issues. I know how painful it was for him as he tried to save a home on which he owed very little. Our mortgage had been paid in full since our family lived in that house and owned it for many decades. He took out a small mortgage to make needed repairs and got caught in the real estate taxes game.

The same things happened to him that you described. He thought he could defer the taxes as a lien on the house, but the city pushed him off. They didn’t say no – they couldn’t because he qualified. What they did was everything they could to not accept his application. The bank let it be known that they would not allow the deferral and would not sign off on one if the city decided to accept his application. Caught in a bind he didn’t know what to do. He wrote to everyone and every institution he could think of looking for help. No one responded. He thought and expected people to do the right thing, but they never do when money is involved. I believe the person who bought the house out of foreclosure for a fraction of its value was somehow connected to the bank and/or the city or both. The house was fixed up and then resold and the people who did this made well over $200,000 that I could count.

Please put my name on a list of people you send out notices whenever you do something about all of this. I don’t have much, but I have myself and a little money left over from my job each week. I want to do what I can to make sure others don’t suffer the way my father did at the end of his life.

He lived less than two years in that Senior Citizen place. All of his papers, furnishings, clothes and memorabilia were gone. There was no place for it in his tiny room and even if there was space the bank made sure nothing survived. A sheriff showed up with a truck and hauled away all that was dear to him while he watched, cried and begged them to stop. It was one of the worse moments of my life. I shall take those memories to my grave.

God bless you and may your work succeed. Much pain can be alleviated if only people acted out of a sense of goodness. We are all human – we err – we try and sometimes succeed and sometimes don’t – but when we put aside our humanity for that corporate suit we become something else. I saw that something else through what happened to my father.

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Project 1 – Estate Sales after the Sale!*

*This contribution is to the Bettina Network Foundation, inc which is a 501(c)3 organization and tax deductible.

Project 2 – #WellsFargoBoycott*

This contribution is to the Bettina Network Foundation, inc. which is a 501(c)3 organization and tax deductible.

Project 3 – Growing Bettina Network’s Blog

into a major media outlet bringing to the public news, recipes, thoughts, reviews of businesses, etc. from the perspective of those who belong to Bettina Network’s Lifestyle Community.

Project 4 – Boycott the Twenty Dollar ($20) bill

You can send a check to Bettina Network, inc. P. O. Box 380585 Cambridge, MA. 02238 to support this blog! Please make your check out to “Bettina Network, inc.” since the blog income is not the foundation income.

If you prefer your gift go to the Foundation, make your check payable to Bettina Network Foundation, inc. The money we receive for the Foundation currently is going to support the Wells Fargo Boycott.

_________________________________________________________

Want to join us? Have a home that you want to open to become one of Bettina Network’s Hedge Schools? Call us and lets talk – or email us.

Ed. Note: Members of the Bettina Network Lifestyle Community can contribute to the Bettina Network Blog whenever they have anything they want to say and be heard by this fantastic group of people. Send your blog to bettinanetwork@comcast.net or mail it to us at P. O. Box 380585 Cambridge, MA. 02238 or call us on the telephone at 617-497-9166 to tell us what you want to say and we will write it for you.

Volunteer with Bettina Network Foundation, inc. to work estate sales; to help move items from one home to another; to contribute your ideas on how we can better use our resources in this effort to relieve and eliminate homelessness and poverty. We also need photographers; designers; and more. However much or little time you have, we are grateful.

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Harriet Tubman Boycott

Friday, August 23rd, 2019

by: Marceline Donaldson

We have had telephone calls from several people who wanted a Harriet Tubman stamp. So we are putting out the particulars on where to get your stamp.

Remarkablestamps.etsy.com

If you want a contact person try Rachel@stamp-connection.com

They will soon have a web site to keep you up to date on their Tubman stamp. Their website when operational will be www.TubmanoverJackson.com

We will also be setting up shop to get the word out.

I double checked with banks – tried three – and each one said the same thing to me that we wrote about in the blog on the Harriet Tubman Boycott. If you have a $20 that has been stamped with Harriet Tubman’s face covering Andrew Jackson’s face it is still legal tender and you can use it in stores, take it to banks, etc. and they will give you other denominations for your $20. Or pay for your purchases and they will give you change. When that $20 reaches a bank it will be taken out of circulation.

Our goal is to make sure all $20 bills which do not have Harriet Tubmans portrait – those $20 will be out of circulation. The Obama Administration laid out the plans for the Harriet Tubman $20 bill. It was to take affect within months of his leaving office. Donald Trump and Mnuchin decided to keep the Andrew Jackson bill in circulation. They did not want the embarrassment of having a black womans’ face on United State currency.

Andrew Jackson, according to Mr. Trump, is his favorite president. Given Trump’s racism, sexism and bigotry around everything and everyone not male, white, protestant, northern european, we understand his preference. He has chosen the president under whom the Trail of Tears happened. That is his kind of president. It is so fitting that Harriet Tubman, who sacrificed so much to help free African slaves should replace Andrew Jackson’s portrait on United States $20 bills.

Only a White Nationalist president like Andrew Jackson would think otherwise. Trump’s separation of families at the southern border, exposing children to sex traffickers who are always looking for such easy pickings, goes along with the Trail of Tears president. Both have caused unbelievable suffering of tens of thousands of feeling, thinking, caring, human beings – of tens of thousands women, children, men, the elderly, babies in arms.

My great-great grandmother was on that Trail of Tears. Every time I think of it I tear up and get emotional. She was taken off the trail by my great-great grandfather, an Irishman, who she met in the process of all of her suffering. They had several children, settled in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and their progeny are all over the world doing incredible things. These are the people Trump wants to eliminate.

Wherever we go we will have our Harriet Tubman stamp with us. If you need bills stamped, please ask, the stamp is self-inked and we bought extra ink anticipating a wide demand.

May you all be surrounded by love in all that you do and may it benefit the world immensely. Make sure you will not be talked about as being one of those who helped bring forth a holocaust in these United States because good people, like you, did nothing. And make no mistake, Trump is building a true holocaust.

When we talked about Trump Concentration Camps folks didn’t believe it. Thought it was an exaggeration. Today, 24 people have been killed in those Trump Concentration Camps. There are “cold rooms” where immigrants are kept if they cross the border and have some kind of respiratory ailment – a cold, the flu, etc. And they are kept in those “cold rooms” for as long as a month with only the light cotton clothes they had on when they entered and the flip flops on their feet. That 24 people will add up quickly at the rate Trump is moving.

To have your $20 bill stamped with the likeness of Harriet Tubman to help withdraw all of the $20 off the market does not take much. If you want your own stamp so you can spread the word even further they cost only $25 and can be purchased from Stamp-Connection.com with the information we gave you at the start of this blog.

Good stamping!

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Project 1 – Estate Sales after the Sale!*

*This contribution is to the Bettina Network Foundation, inc which is a 501(c)3 organization and tax deductible.

Project 2 – #WellsFargoBoycott*

This contribution is to the Bettina Network Foundation, inc. which is a 501(c)3 organization and tax deductible.

Project 3 – Growing Bettina Network’s Blog

into a major media outlet bringing to the public news, recipes, thoughts, reviews of businesses, etc. from the perspective of those who belong to Bettina Network’s Lifestyle Community.

Project 4 – Boycott the Twenty Dollar ($20) bill

You can send a check to Bettina Network, inc. P. O. Box 380585 Cambridge, MA. 02238 to support this blog! Please make your check out to “Bettina Network, inc.” since the blog income is not the foundation income.

If you prefer your gift go to the Foundation, make your check payable to Bettina Network Foundation, inc. The money we receive for the Foundation currently is going to support the Wells Fargo Boycott.

_________________________________________________________

Want to join us? Have a home that you want to open to become one of Bettina Network’s Hedge Schools? Call us and lets talk – or email us.

Ed. Note: Members of the Bettina Network Lifestyle Community can contribute to the Bettina Network Blog whenever they have anything they want to say and be heard by this fantastic group of people. Send your blog to bettinanetwork@comcast.net or mail it to us at P. O. Box 380585 Cambridge, MA. 02238 or call us on the telephone at 617-497-9166 to tell us what you want to say and we will write it for you.

Volunteer with Bettina Network Foundation, inc. to work estate sales; to help move items from one home to another; to contribute your ideas on how we can better use our resources in this effort to relieve and eliminate homelessness and poverty. We also need photographers; designers; and more. However much or little time you have, we are grateful.

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It is time to resign

Sunday, August 4th, 2019

or to be thrown out !!!!!!!

Three shootings, spaced across the country in one week, coming immediately after Treasonous Trump had an extremely racist and white nationalist and Nazi tinged rally during which he called for his base to support him and show themselves with action, is a message we cannot ignore.

Treasonous Trump, Moscow Mitch and Cute Nancy – it is time to wrap it up and leave.

The El Paso, Texas shooting in Walmart is a clear historical re-enactment which includes Charlottesville, where the supporters of Treasonous Trump brought back to life, Krystallnacht – the Nazi theatre, complete with torches and winding down a ‘sort of’ mountain to make sure the message was sent. If we didn’t believe Donald Trump was at the head of a Nazi-type regime, that should have cleared up any doubt. If we didn’t believe how he prepared for this, even as far back as his first marriage during which he kept “Mein Kampf” on his night stand and read from it every night (according to the testimony in his divorce from the woman who slept with him for years and had three children by him.)

The shouting by those who participated in that re-enacted Nazi theatre was clearly “Jews will not replace us.” And what do we read from the notes left for us by the white male neo-Nazi white nationalist who shot and killed at least 20 people and injured some 26 more during his rampage in El Paso, Texas? – Among other things his concern about being ‘replaced.’

How much do we have to go through before we come together to take action against what Treasonous Trump, Moscow Mitch and Cute Nancy have in store for us?

Power and money motivates Treasonous Trump and Moscow Mitch and clearly it also motivates Cute Nancy. To impeach Treasonous Trump would not bring the power and glory to Cute Nancy that beating him soundly at the polls would bring – so she is willing to risk his not being brought to justice because of her glorified thoughts about her own ability to pull this off. Her flawed reasons are seen by others, but she is totally blind to them – blinded by the power and money shining on the opposite road. Either way, with Treasonous Trump as president or without him Cute Nancy still benefits and moves ahead in her job.

Moscow Mitch is clearly building an empire with his wife and doing it in the muck and slim of treason along with Trump. A patriot is not a word which even begins to describe Moscow Mitch. Someone who puts himself and his power and money needs above all is where Moscow Mitch has always been and continues to be. I read in this blog some time ago the question asked as to how Moscow Mitch knew Treasonous Trump would be the next president, however, illegitimately. From everything showing, the country wanted Hillary Clinton as its next president. Moscow Mitch knew otherwise and he showed that knowing by the way he worked to keep President Barack Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court from even getting a hearing. He certainly was not stonewalling that nomination so Hillary Clinton could choose the next Supreme Court justice. We see the actions happening all around us, but we don’t walk those action to their most logical conclusion. We prefer to keep on our blinders so we can keep from acting to save these United States of America. We think that by so doing we will come out of this just fine. We won’t! Germany thought the same and look at that history and how much was paid so most could live their quiet lives of desperation as they always had – without taking action which could upheaval or jeopardize what they had and where they were going.

So in the long run aren’t we all after the same thing? Power and money? Only the degree to which we act and the size of the reward we have decided is ours, if we work hard, keep silence differs. – Go along to get along is that what separates us? Big sin or little sin?

They all need to go. And NOW!

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Responses from Bettina Members

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

From: Bettina Network Oracle

There is a Trojan Horse amongst those running in the Democratic Primary.

Tulsi Gabbard needs to be closely watched and what she says taken with a grain of salt because she probably has talking points given to her by the Donald. Points he has charged her to get into the debate? Her target is Kamala Harris. Trump can attack Elizabeth Warren with impunity, but he is not able to go against Kamala Harris so he has put in Tulsi Gabbard to do his dirty work. Watch and you will see her comments, word choice and more. They are very Trumpian. Her comments, word choice and structure are too close not to have been developed through some collaboration with Donald Trump.

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From: A Bettina Network Lifestyle Community Member

What is it Trump and those he nominates to his administration have in common? Take John Hyten, for example. One of the latest Donald Trump nominations.

Donald Trump is a person who has some 20 plus credible charges of sexual assault, sexual abuse, rape and more against him by women who are very credible when you take a look at who they are – including a rape of a 13 year old who sued Donald Trump in Court, but withdrew the suit when she and her family received death threats.

John Hyten – like most Trump nominees, has a very credible accusation of sexual assault against him which Trump, his friends, supporters, Senators and others are claiming will not be considered as they decide whether to vote his nomination up or down. Who votes for John Hyten needs to be remembered by all of us.

Remember Al Franken and these same Republicans as they commented about and called for his resignation when one of their own called Franken out on what looked like sexual abuse? Republicans immediately called for his resignation and even Trump’s comments were negative towards him. He was not accused of anything nearly as gross as that for which Trump’s recent nominee, John Hyten, has been accused.

When you look at the people Trump has nominated to serve in his government, most have such charges against them and in spite of that, they are confirmed. So we have a cabinet and government in which a huge number of those serving are sexual predators (Let’s not even begin to mention those with conflicts of interest and accusations of wrong doing much worse) – just like the man who has illegitimately claimed the presidency.

It is an unbelievable set of circumstances when you see the people supporting Donald Trump having the same problem. Senator Martha McSally – Republican Senator, appointed to her post by Donald Trump – has claimed the woman making the charge against John Hyten is not being truthful. That in spite of the fact that Senator McSally made her own claim of rape and expected that to be taken seriously. She calls herself “a military sexual assault survivor”. And when she is confronted with others who had similar experiences she psychically sexually assaults them – apparently if they are Democrats with the possibility of blocking one of Trump’s nominees she coldly backs Trump and whatever he is doing. What’s good for the goose is not good for the gander in Senator McSally’s life.

Senator McSally has been quoted as saying “We’ve come a long way to stop military sexual assault but we have a long way to go.” Apparently, speaking out against others who have been sexually assaulted in the military and claiming she does not believe their story is one way Senator McSally gives her statements the wring of truth. With someone like McSally fighting military sexual assault it will never end. Shame is not something Republicans for Trump experience – no matter how low they have stooped. Empathy and compassion are totally missing from Martha McSally, who is very much like those who support Donald Trump.

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From: A member

Why GOP Senators are quiet and will not step out for any reason no matter how foul the situation and no matter the fact that they have something to contribute to the truth of many of these situations around Donald Trump and could stop him from his viciousness and the vile environment he has created around himself and is spreading across the world.

All one has to do is look at the way Elijah Cummins has been treated by Donald Trump to understand why Republican Senators are so quiet and why people like Lindsey Graham have become so close to Donald Trump, doing his bidding no matter how low they have to stoop to accomplish his wants.

Moral courage is not common amongst Republican Senators nor is it common amongst many these days. God bless those who stand by their ethics and moral values and live them out in their daily lives.

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From: A Member

Children in a Trump administration.

The United States is a dangerous place to be for children.

The pedophiles have been picking up white children. Those who supply the pedophiles have been making white children available to these corrupt souls. Today, however, it becomes clear that white children and children of color are at risk here – which group of children will be in demand this week depends upon the time and what is happening and how the scheme has been laid out for the pedophiles with money to pay.

All one has to do is look at the huge number of Trump friends and supporters who are involved in the sex trafficking of children and look at what is happening at the southern United States border. Jeffrey Epstein, from what I’ve read, has apparently become wealthy through this process.

Trump has created a heaven for such people who sex trafficked in children. One side affect of Trump’s immigration policy is to create a pool of very young children, of young teenage children, of male and female children all ripe for the pickings of sex traffickers. Children who don’t have to be accounted for because the records have been “lost”, “misplaced”, never created in the first place and more as to reasons why children and their parents cannot be reunited. Children who can easily be pushed into a sex traffickers net without being missed; who have been put in and kept in hopeless, horrible situations and environments which make them more open to such things, especially when given no choice. The only people looking for many of these children are their powerless parents and those people of color have no way to push to find their children – a sex traffickers dream. Is this southern immigration strategy what Trump has created for his friends with such proclivities?

If Jeffrey Epstein could become one of the super wealthy in this society by braving the possible jail and other traps he could set off while doing his pedophilia thing, just imagine how wealthy Donald Trump can become with this scheme on the southern border of the United States to make vulnerable children available to whoever for whatever in whatever numbers are needed for their sexual fantasies to be fulfilled.

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How much can the collective soul of this world bear? We shall soon discover in sharp and unbelievable actions and happenings. Amen!

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The Scandal Plaguing Harvard Square

Monday, July 29th, 2019

by: Marceline Donaldson

My house in Harvard Square is for sale. As a result, as is my habit, I started researching – carefully – the past present and possible future of Harvard Square and all it contains. I wanted to know other peoples experience; historically what could I expect; everything connected with selling a house in a historical district in Harvard Square.

One experience I had of the past 37 years living in Harvard Square came from being African American and moving into an area where we seemed to be the “only ones” or – as my grandmother would say, this is a neighborhood where “we” are “as scarce as hens’ teeth” .

The house was on the historical register when we moved in. It shortly thereafter was dropped from the historical register and in spite of trying to discover why for several years, no answer was forthcoming. I was stalled, dissembled, confused, put off, etc. No racial problem there, just the normal way of treating those who ask seemingly simple questions to which there are no good answers.

In spite of that experience, I found many of my neighbors to be really great, accepting people who included us in their lives and sometimes their work and sometimes helped our work by doing business with Bettina Network, inc. and we sometimes helped them in their businesses.

So with that background and experience I went about this “project of discovery”.

When selling a house you do look closely at everything that could affect the sale and I have gone down several roads in this time of investigation and discovery.

One of the largest scandals in Harvard Square has to do with the purchase and sale of real estate, particularly of private homes.

This area does, after all, contain the “Gold Crown Historical District”. Basically, the goal of such a geographical designation is to keep houses within its carefully chosen area as true to their historical beginnings as possible. The architectural design of the home; the important details which were normal in the time frame of when the houses were built and so much more.

How has that been carried out!

To keep your suspense level as low as possible – it is not carried out. The farce which is the “Gold Crown Historical District” is a huge scandal.

Harvard Square is fast becoming the neighborhood of “Temples to Wealth and Money” – history is shunted off to the side and only appears if it is convenient or provides some kind of prestige to those with too much money, too little taste, and none to a very slight knowledge or interest in architectural history, who are buying homes in the Harvard Square area.

Don’t misunderstand me here – I love to see such “Temples to Wealth and Money”. However, I prefer seeing them in Wellesley, Dover, or other such places where there is much land and neither the houses nor the areas where they are located tout their great “historical” – architecturally historical – beginnings. Heck, I could even see such in Cambridge where there are areas where there is no historical designation applied. But in Harvard Square there are plaques on houses designating the “names”, who lived in the house, when it was built and more. Maintaining your history is as important as building your future.

In actual fact, step inside one of the homes recently sold and they all look alike with very few exceptions. They are a cross between North American and Scandinavian style and design (And not always the best of either of those design patterns.) Walk through the houses and you will see almost nothing that tells you of their architectural, design, history. Most look as though the same Contractor did them all from the same set of blueprints and bought 50 pairs of wall scones and chandeliers or other light fixtures at a bargain and then used them in several neighboring houses.

Very soon, living architectural history in the houses in Harvard Square will be non-existent. “Restoration” is a word used interchangeably with “Renovation” and that “Renovation” is always North American/Scandinavian style and that Restoration is usually a word which is interchangeable with renovation.

Once upon a time Cambridge bragged about having these historical districts, but “policing” only the outside, depending upon the home owners to maintain the historicity of their interiors. That started when money – too much money with too little taste – moved into Harvard Square and we don’t want to alienate those who can pay the property taxes with money to spare.

All the years I have lived in Harvard Square I did not hear about the ugly, petty internecine wars which are today beginning to take place. Those disputes and outright fights which are now common in the areas where the McMansions are becoming common place in Harvard Square.

Today, I have been the center of a few.

One recently relocated family moving into Harvard Square filed a police report against me claiming that my garden overgrew its boundaries on the Mount Auburn Street side and people could not walk on the sidewalk because of all the things growing across that sidewalk. When I went outside I didn’t see anything overgrowing its boundaries, but the policeman who takes care of such and delivers such complaints offered to come over to show me where I was failing. So what was that all about?

I put that aside and just went about my business – having called on several neighbors who did have lots of growth crawling onto the sidewalk to ask what they were going to do about the police notices they received! Turns out – they didn’t receive any. Who did? The African American family against whom one of the newest arrivals in that vaunted Harvard Square community complained because they were appalled that living in such a house was a family that would destroy the reason they moved to such a prestigious neighborhood.

My garden was hacked up pretty good over the winter – don’t know by who. But, to be perfectly immodest, thanks to my gardening skills I was able to pull it back together. I would have preferred to take this spring and summer as times to bring the garden to the next level, but I could not do both.

Looking out my window with my morning cup of coffee, I see the neighbors go by walking their dogs. They don’t take their dogs to the bathroom in front or in back of their own homes, a small number bring their dogs to crap in my garden.

This particular morning there was a new neighbor with his dog – a very beautiful toy dog with long black hair with white hair at the tips. I watched as he put his dog in my garden so the dog could have its morning bowel movement and he would not have to pick up the shit. A set-up for what? To complain about how foul the African American home smells? I couldn’t let that continue so I went outside to say you really can’t let your dog crap in other peoples gardens. According to my information that is called “Criminal Trespass” and also violates a City of Cambridge ordinance that says you must pick up your own dog’s shit and not leave it on the sidewalk or anyplace else, especially you cannot allow your dog to crap in a neighbor’s garden. The same dog when walked by a young woman seems to be trained to crap in my garden, as does a bull dog walked by a middle aged woman who will not make anyplace else. If I am outside the dog pulls back on his leash because he wants to crap where he always does, but he can’t with me glaring at both of them.

When I went outside to meet my new neighbor and ask that he not put his dog in my garden, it is not a dog toilet, he went off on an ugly tangent, demanding I clear the sidewalk of the horrible stuff overgrowing its boundaries and I realized during the exchange that this was the person who filed the police complaint against us. Imagine my surprise. Imagine also my shock when he lunged at me in a very physically threatening way and slammed his foot down on the sidewalk barely missing my delicate toes by less than an inch. I had to reflect a moment – am I still in Harvard Square or is this some other neighborhood I’ve wandered into. After 37 years as a part of this community this was a first.

My new neighbor, so riled up about my garden overstepping its boundaries is apparently the owner of one of the “Temples of Wealth and Money” recently created out of a very lovely historical home built in Harvard Square many decades ago and presently looking as though it ran away from Wellesley because it wanted the prestige of settling into Harvard Square. Anything historical about the architecture having been completely wiped out and replaced with that NorthAmerican/Scandinavian cultural style. It is complete with outsized outdoor grill and all the accoutrements that accompany such a house. The garden, which took the last owner decades to develop was wiped out by a bull dozer, as I watched and cringed, as was a beautiful, very old tree which was a part of the “Sacred Indian Circle” of trees in this area. (Isn’t that a no-no in Cambridge?) Can one cross the palms of someone in government and then take an ax to the beautiful old trees?

Since my neighbor clearly wanted me gone I am sure he cared even less for that Sacred Indian Circle of trees which pre-existed everything in this Harvard Square area.

What doesn’t fit in such a neighborhood? An African American family – especially one not a part of the “more money than sense with no respect for history” group.

I walked all around my neighborhood and saw a lot of construction activity going on and when I looked closely there were bulldozers inside a couple of houses knocking down everything – (yes, inside the houses). These were apparently being rebuilt “better than” with modern materials which didn’t exist back when the houses were built. This happened to the house I am now selling just before we bought it all those many years ago. A small part of the house was “renovated” and during the time we have lived in the house, I had no trouble with the structure of the restored parts of the house, but I have been pulling my hair out about that renovated part because it broke down fast – took about 9 years – looks awful and you can see how inferior the products are which were used in the renovation. Good recurring income for the developer, builder, contractor, architect though.

As I talked to a few of the workers and those apparently in charge of a couple of the houses being “restored” I discovered they had very little to no knowledge of what they were ripping apart; why it didn’t need to be ripped apart; the gloriousness of what they were destroying and the very limited time frame their new renovations would last. They didn’t have a clue how to restore the homes they were sending through daily shock waves. It was depressing.

I also discovered a new industry – a new financial center.

Realtors and Contractors, Architects, etc. have come together so when you put your house on the market for sale – before you take that step they want you to strip your house of all that makes it beautiful and they will upfront the money to the Contractor, Architect, etc. to totally renovate your house so it will sell “fast”. Once sold you will get the balance of the sale price minus what the realtor or contractor has upfronted for the project. As I checked out some of the houses being so treated, it is a scandal and a scam.

Everyone I talked to thought that was fantastic and a wonderful new development in the field. I was appalled. My house will pass to its next owner in the shape it is in currently and that new owner can decide what they want to do. I have a list of suggestions from life within the walls of the house for so many years, but the final decision is theirs.

Giving that new owner the power to make those decisions means if the work done is not up to snuff, they have the guarantees from the builders, renovators, restorers to be able to have them come back and do it again or make the upgrade that didn’t happen, or etc. It also gives the new homeowner knowledge and wisdom about maintaining their home.

That didn’t happen when I moved into my home. I have spent the last 37 years trying to restore the mess that was made and the Contractor person who made the mess totally abdicated responsibility. His allegiance was to the person who hired him – who owned the house before I purchased it – and he and his company totally absolved themselves of having to correct the quick, short cut methods they used under the circumstances which caused us lots of grief. Years of grief and lots of money to make the needed restoration back to where the house was before it was sold.

One serious weakness of our society and probably of others also is the greed wrapped into its institutions. This area of “house flipping”, house renovation before being sold using the realtors money, and more is so riddled with greed it is destroying the housing stock – particularly in Harvard Square, but probably also in other areas where the same thing is happening.

It is time for the Cambridge City Government to get its spine strengthened and add to the outside requirements of homes in historical districts the requirements that the insides also be treated in the same way. Instead, they seem to be losing spine strength and allowing even the outside to be seriously altered and “renovated”, “modernized” and more. After all, that is the reason for the existence of Historical areas. They are not areas set up to show off those Temples of Wealth and Money. Those temples can be built and renovated and rebuilt in other places where they are a better “fit”.. Those historical designations have meaning and a reason for being and it is time we respect that.

The “too much money” people love the idea, the prestige, the loveliness of living in a historical district. They need to make sure that they abide by the spirit and the letter of why the districts were so designated and stop living as though such things are put in place for the “hoi poloi” and not them.\

We need stiff ordinances and/or laws which come down hard on those who burn down their houses to build others because they couldn’t get through the historical commission. I could list many such habits, but you all know them before I even try to enumerate them.

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