2:13 PM (6 minutes ago)
Dear Judge Mills,
It has been well more than 2 years since you dismissed the case against me based on your finding that I was allegedly "incompetent", "unrestoreable to competency" and "not a danger to the person or property of others", based on the "evidence", including allegedly "expert" witness testimony given by a variety of Psychiatrists and Psychologists employed by the U.S. Department of Justice.
You need to know that, based on your "findings" with respect to my mental state and, armed with printed copies of the various USDOJ reports upon which you seem to have relied in reaching your "findings" concerning me, I REAPPLIED to the Social Security Administration for REINSTATEMENT of my Social Security Disability Benefits, which had been previously interrupted in 2009, when I was required to visit a doctor in Mississippi instead of being offered an accommodation of seeing a doctor in Romania, to be proctored by a representative of the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest.
Had my benefits been reinstated as requested, based on the documentary evidence provided to the Tupelo Office at the time, I would have been given a back-benefits award which would have made me whole for the entire time since 2009 when I was abusively cut-off last time. Moreover, I would have continuously gotten benefits in addition to the OPM disability benefits, which I have continuously gotten since they were first awarded in early 2004.
I have recently reapplied yet again for reinstatement and, I am informed and I believe, based on statements made by the Federal Benefits Unit Rep in Naples Italy that I am looking at a reinstatement with back benefits all the way back to 2009 based on the documentation provided (the aforementioned exact, same USDOJ records created pursuant to your various Court orders in my case) and the fact that, twice now, since my release by you in 2012, I am being subjected to more abusively dilatory tactics by the Disability Determination Unit of SSA in Tupelo.
I have complained to Congressman Trent Kelly of the 1st Congressional District for help and his staff has made several inquiries into this longstanding complaint.
I tell you all of this now in order to make something clear to you: You have agreed and "found" that I am "mentally disabled" in 2011 and again in 2012 and used that as a basis to deny me my right to a jury trial, keep me in the "mental health gulag" from March 2011, through December 12, 2012, then throw me out into the street, 7,000 miles from where I was illegally arrested in the first place. In any case, you say I am disabled. On the other hand, you have a Federal Agency, who's job it is to actually determine "disability", which seems to have difficulty, looking at the EXACT, SAME "EVIDENCE" YOU USED, to find me "disabled" and, thereby, legally entitled to the kind of Federal Disability Benefits that a person in my position would be entitled to, under the law, if I had actually been "disabled", within the meaning of the statutes.
I have to tell you (and you should already know this from your previous experiences with me), that, if I am NOT "disabled" at SSA based on the EXACT, SAME EVIDENCE you relied on to release me in 2012, then I am going to be forced to file ANOTHER PETITION WITH THE 5TH CIRCUIT IN NEW ORLEANS, explaining, again, how (if it turns out that I am not "mentally disabled" according to a Federal Agency on this very question) you violated my rights to due process (by denying me a jury trial or the right to represent myself based on your BS "finding" that I could not represent myself.
I would add here that you even, from the bench on December 12, 2012, observed that my civil rights had been violated, as a minimum, by the continued detention of me past the date of the August 2012 hearing, where 5th Circuit Case law plainly says I should have been released on the spot.
So, the way I see it, if you find that I am and was "disabled", mentally, then SSA in Tupelo should see things they way you do and REINSTATE MY BENEFITS, RETROACTIVELY TO 2009 and pay me accordingly. If you cannot bring yourself to make them see things your way, then I have to press my claim that I was not, in fact, "mentally disabled" and that you denied me of several of my civil rights. After all, SSA is a Federal Agency and they have a lot of practice at knowing who is "disabled" and who is not.
In short, it might be worth your while to discuss my situation with the Tupelo SSA Disability Determination Services folks and make sure that you are both on the same page with respect to my situation. One thing is certain, you cannot have it BOTH WAYS. I am either "disabled" or I am not. If I am "disabled", then I am owed a lot of money from SSA. If I am NOT "disabled", then I am owed other recompense, including things like criminal record expungement and travel expenses from the Court. If the former happens, then we are DONE. If the latter happens, then, unfortunately, even though this is not my wish, the next step must be taken in New Orleans. Believe me, this is a form of ugliness that I would much rather avoid..
It's your choice, but the longer I sit here without a decision and a check from SSA, the less I am patient and the more likely I am to take all this "indecision" from SSA as a "NO" from you, personally, forcing me to seek recourse in New Orleans and anywhere else allowed by law.
Hopefully you and I can end our dealings with one another on a happier note. In any case, the way I see it, it's all up to you at this point.
Thomas Lowell Ketchum, Jr.