Skip to comments.NY Psychiatrists Served With Subpoenas For Patient Records In NY Gun Confiscation
Posted on 04/15/2013 9:38:27 AM PDT by lowbridge
NY Governor Andrew Cuomos Machiavellian Plot to ignore and subvert the Rights of potentially millions of NY State residents developed another layer late Sunday.
After breaking the story of Amhurst NY Area Resident David Lewis having his lawfully purchase and legally owned firearms confiscated by order of the State Police after a flagrantly illegal and Un-Constitutional review of his medical records , Word came to me in my capacity as in journalist late Sunday that NY Officials have apparently doubled down on their sinister plot and blatant abuse of power.
My sources revealed that two prominent and well regarded Buffalo Area Psychiatrists received subpoenas from State Officials, possibly on Friday April 12th 2013, commanding them to turn over all of their patient files to the State. Details are sketchy at this early stage, but I have been told that both Doctors have in house counsel as well as potentially consulting with the Law Firm of Jim Tresmond, Firearms Law Specialist and the Attorney of Record for Mr Lewis.
What is clear is that those subpoenas would have to have been issued by someone in the States Attorneys Office. What remains unknown at this point is whether the order or request for the subpoenas originated with the Superintendent of the NY State Police, Joseph DAmico or from the Office of the the Commissioner of the NY State Division of Criminal Justice Services or one of his lieutenants.
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Chilling me to the bone on a daily basis. NY State is a test case. As soon as they see how far they can push there, the Feds will use their power to unilaterally do the same thing nationally.
New York HAS sent out subpoenas to Health Care professionals for records to indicate if any citizens need their guns confiscated.
For all of those who just love to pick on NY (upstate does not suck as much as downstate) WARNING, this is the test of how far government can go without any response from those who actually believe in the brilliance of the founders.
NYers need your support otherwise this rights cancer will spread to all the other rights and to every state in the nation.
They are testing us.
These are the EXACT same people who are quite happy to kill a baby using the cover of privacy (not an actual right to abortion) yet VIOLATE privacy in subpoenaing health care records to violate the 2nd Amendment.
NY State was caught last week violating the rights and privacy of an upstate gun holder by confiscating his guns and permit even though they now admit it was a mistake yet in the very next breath they subpoena more records to do exactly the same thing.
The NY State police are now quite divided as there are some who are NOT brown shirts yet are being ordered by the Cuomo mafia to do its bidding.
NY has also been working with DHS to test how the 4th amendment and HIPA laws can be circumvented.
You have been warned.
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Have them start confiscation on the upper west side, then SOHO and Tribeca. That should end this Stalinist movement
Nothing can be done with this communists State except this should be the location for the CW starting point.
Great strategy. Unconstitutional? Illegal? Violation of Doctor/Patient confidentiality? Sure. “See you in court.” In the interim, all those seized (grandfathered) guns will never be returned, and they can’t be replaced. All you will ever get from the state is an “Gee. We’re sorry.”
Can you imagine what kind of hit to their business the psychiatrists and others in the “analyst” field are going to take in New York?? Whew... They cannot possible be happy about this. There must be appointment cancellations burning up the phone lines, at least for those who are not on the government dole.
A lot of holes in back yards, too
and in laws or old friends who just had their inventory increased...but not on paper
The government is already totalitarian. You just think you have freedom.
Make them pay for this blatant frivolous harassment. Next they will start
confiscating/banning books, primarily those evil trouble making Bibles. They'll
start with the Gideon's in hotels.
Try to imagine the screeching that would result from a similar subpoena to abortion clinics for their records.
Even the non brown shirts will eventually side with their jobs. we the people are on our own.
It's not too late -
Some here are saying this is a test case so they can see how far they can go. OK. But it gets in the face of those who care about (individually or in conjunction): gun rights, privacy rights, mental health care rights, health care rights, due process, property rights, and I could probably go on but I won’t. The thing is, it will aggravate a lot of people, not just those interested in gun rights.
This seems dumb. It looks like a losing proposition, something that will possibly unify people with otherwise apparently disparate interests.
This is a very large socialist plot to enslave the population.
A shrink just told about the governments plan to offer medical people a $1500 per veteran bounty to list individual vets as having mental problems for the purposes of confiscating their guns.
You and I have never live under true totalitarianism. Yes, we are headed there. No, we are not there yet. We still have the option of fighting back. If we fail to make the best use of it, shame on us. But there is still time, if we do not squander it.
“Even the non brown shirts will eventually side with their jobs. we the people are on our own.”
Quite interesting that “V For Vendetta” was on TV last night.
Obama and Cuomo are contending for the title of “Chancellor”.
They dare this now, because so much of the mass media is now slavishly in tow to a compulsion driven drive for a monolithic & totalitarian form of collectivism. Our focus must be on how to circumvent a doctrinaire media that any Lenin, Trotsky or Hitler would drool over.
Yes the Bolsheviks & Nazis had controlled media! But their controlled media were suspect for that reason. Our self-driven, contemporary media orthodoxy is yet more dangerous. Much of the public is still haplessly unaware of the extent of the corruption.
And with Obamacare they won’t even need a subpoena.
No to the gun grabbers.
NO to Obamacare - the ultimate means of control.
How will the NY leftwing elite take this? Will they be immune?
Popular among many leftwing ruling class and MSM folks, long-time radio talk-show personality Don Imus, whose shtick is to ridicule and name call, says the mouth-breathing, conservative dopes should accept background checks.
Frankly I don't see how the volatile Imus could pass such a review given his past decades of illegal drug use and drunkenness; he's bragged about the guns he owns and the ones he carries in his limo. He must feeeeeeeeeel confident that he will be immune.
Many on the left likely feeeeeeeeel the same way. Looks like we'll see. They probably will be immune. It's what liberals/progressives do and get away with.
Remember the media s*&^ storm when Daniel Ellsbergs (Pentagon Papers) psychiatrist’s office was broken into? Funny how now the MSM doesn’t give a rat’s ass.
We (and they) tend to look at this from the viewpoint of a gun owner that has been to a shrink.
However, one can make a STRONG ARGUMENT in the opposite direction too. For example, what about someone who owns guns and is considering treatment? I would expect MANY of them to try to stay away from treatment. Same for someone who may be a gun rights supporter. Or, perhaps worse, someone who has a borderline-psycho kid in the house and keeps his guns safely locked up...I can ASSURE you that the kid will not be getting treatment.
We call all this “unintended consequences”.
I watched. When that movie came out it was difficult to find a kind word for the lead on this site. My how popular opinion has turned.
Possibly. But it's whacko psychiatrists that got homosexuality removed from the list of mental diseases/abnormal behavior. I'm sure there are more than a few of these progressive nut-cases that are more than willing to add a new mental disease to the list: the desire to own guns.
My view is that New Yorkers have already defined themselves as sheeple simply by their address - the Left’s hometown. They will never do anything as absolutely personal as defend their right of self-defense.
but only if âthe people ever hear about it, might they be alarmed...i am shock about this and the increasing lock down and usurping our rights and freedoms right before my eyes in my life time! i don;\ât know what to do next...i (we) can’t just sit here and let this things continue...
This is what liberals think is covered under the 2nd Amd.....IF you pass their background test!
One of my friends is the original source so this is a very valid concern. He was informed of this Saturday afternoon at 5pm.
Start shooting back. The Founders would wonder why we hadn’t down so already.
I'd imagine that's because the primary audience the original graphic novel was written for were largely anarchists.
I find less and less objections to a little anarchy these days.
It never offended my sensibilities.
This is really chilling. I can see how they might mandate reporting of dangerous people, but I don’t see how they can take the most confidential of records of all patients.
“My view is that New Yorkers have already defined themselves as sheeple simply by their address - the Lefts hometown. They will never do anything as absolutely personal as defend their right of self-defense.”
We cannot possibly out vote NYC. Once again the founders knew what would happen if large population bases gained too much political power hence the much hated Electoral College which was their attempt to give rural American close to an equal footing.
In upstate NY, Dairy farms, vineyards, are the big “industries” not the money churners and purveyors of much of the smut you see in the media. The largest cash crop in NYS....... Cabbage, I kid you not.
Once you get a way from the minority controlled cities, NY is beautiful albeit with a communist government fueled by NYC immigrants, half-breeds, druggies, maggot infested, scum.
Nor mine. I cheered at the ending.
“Nothing can be done with this communists State except this should be the location for the CW starting point.”
He will prevent any investigation of the Cuomo mafia and will certainly prevent his removal from office no matter how many Amendments he violates as NY does not give a rats behind regarding the US Constitution.
That must be the half that voted for obama.
Me either. It’s one of my favorite movies. I have the graphic novel too.
The electronic health records are ripe for any manipulation or corruption of our liberties. In the book “1984” they had to find out your greatest fear to have you over a barrel. Like Craig Livingstone, the Clinton worker who took the fall for keeping (copying) FBI files of Republicans, we may never know the full extent of the damage done through this file sharing.