Alright, here’s what’s going on: first and foremost, if you would like to donate either through YouCaring or PayPal, please feel free to. Also, this update will be broken up into two posts because one post will be an update and the other post will be a Masterpost/Timeline so that everyone, me included, can stay updated. The Masterpost/Timeline will be continually updated as time goes on so it is a resource spot for the “Attack of the Blue Jays” series, also alternatively titled ”This is Hopkins’ or ‘How I Illegally Lost My Job'”.
This post is basically about my current situation, let’s go into that.
As of recent, I have been asking for donations (YouCaring/Paypal) because due to my situation with Hopkins (basically, illegally fired due to discrimination (racial, ability) based on ficitious reason (one of them being “suspicion of stealing lunches”), complained about it to EEOC and Hopkins’ Office of Institutional Equity, got raided by Baltimore City police thanks to Hopkins chalking up more ficitious reasons (no longer suspicion of yinking “lunches”, now “rare books”). When the police raided my apartment, it was actually a couple days after I started a new, sustainably paying job and thus, I wound up losing that job in short order.
Since my bills were stacking up pretty badly, I was worried I would lose my car and home, which is where you guys came in. Here’s where we are now with things:
At the start, I had mentioned that my lease was about to be up by the end of April and that I was in the hole for over $1400, rent-wise. Just this month I was getting a major Second Notice, and a Final Notice roughly a week ago that more or less basically went, “pay us – now.” This, coupled with the lease and the raid, pretty much made me believe that I was going to be facing homelessness starting May 1.
Then I got this letter from the landlord, “M”:
Basically, thanks to everything from the donations to this audit, I now owe $708 for May. This also implies that I have another month here at the very least. This is really nice. Still, however, $708 is a lot of money so if you still want to donate, please do (Paypal/YouCaring)
This is still a short-stay apartment (basically meaning I am really here as a holding spot until I can move to my more permanent apartment) but at least I can leave on my terms and not due to an eviction – which, if is on your record, makes it obscenely harder to get another apartment and ruptures your credit. How will I get to a new apartment the Hopkins/Baltimore Police tag team obliterated my last decent job? I found a new one finally that starts relatively soon, more details below.
Due to all these back-to-back tragic happenings, I became super behind on my car stuff, namely “car note & insurance”. The thing is, not only is a car vital for mobility, it also aleviates the environmental effects on my trauma disorders (in other words, I can go outside and not derp out or be wracked with agoraphobic anxiety*), which makes it a need. I’m mainly caught up on car note, insurance is lagging along for a remaining $100.
While writing this, I actually got the price to fix my transmission for my car (not only is a car vital for mobility, it also aleviates the environmental effects on my trauma disorders The price to fix the transmission, which, according to the mechanic, is just shredded on the inside. The cited price of repairs is $5,400. That’s almost $200 more than I paid for the car ($5,200), which I got back in November. Yeap, I know, I totally got reamed on my very first car. As I’ve said before, please feel free to donate if you can. (YouCaring/PayPal)
The car is super important now than ever because I’ve sustainably paying work lined up! Hooray for finding a new job! The last time I found a sustainable paying job, I literally got raided two days after I started by the Baltimore City police, which subsquently made me lose the job. Granted, I never tire of folks that go “How come you couldn’t keep a job after being raided?” as if it’s the same as having an emergency doctor appointment. It’s not. You get your place trashed by super corrupt cops hired out by a rich & pissed university while on Day 3 of a new job while super broke and lets see how you fair – harassing phone calls , threats to freedom and safety and all.
Thus, I have to make sure I have reliable transportation. Speaking of corrupt cops and universities…
Alors, right now, the main detective that trashed my place and tried to pin me with three counts of Grand Larceny (a felony, everyone) based on total bs and being a Hopkins lap dog, Det. William E. Nickles, is currently being investigated for his actions by Internal Affairs. During April, we were supposed to mediate and instead of responding to anything from the mediators, Nickles ignored all requests. Just plain went ghost on everyone. Since he went ghost on everyone and ignored all requests for mediation (which would have benefitted him better than anyone else because he could have walked with a slap on the wrist, a “not-sustained” on his record) over something he did, he will be investigated in ernest. This is good. I prefer investigation over mediation. Investigation will take months, from up to a year to less than six months. It’s a long time but I want to focus on re-stabilizing myself and soundly. If that means I have to twist a copper up in his own wrongdoings, I’m cool with it.
Right now, Hopkins is still in “Mediation” mode from the EEOC. I really wish it were in “Enforcement/Investigation” mode because the sooner they get investgated, the better it is. Granted, I think the EEOC, my lawyer and Internal Affairs hopefully is enough to convince Hopkins to leave me alone. They’ve already done enough damage through their prejudice, I really don’t need more issues. Like, this is Emmitt Till-level overkill oppressive. Seriously, whatever they’re cooking up next to either bother me further or ruin my life some more, I really hope they just drop it.
As for the “Mediation” mode, they have a deadline to respond. They do what Nickles did, wait out the clock, it’s an automatic investigation. What the deadline is, I haven’t a clue of the exact day but I am fairly certain it ends in May. The sooner, the better. I just want this whole thing over and done. Especially when I have a new place to work at, starting in early May.
This is all the updates for now, the next post (update 8.5) will be the Masterpost/Timeline. It won’t be pinned so that everyone sees it but made to be referenced all the time.
* If a Hopkins lawyer notes this: please, for the love of the gods, research how trauma disorders work thoroughly. Don’t take this one phrase and go, “aha, potential psycho spotted”. Just research “PTSD” & “DID” and, seriously, be realistic. Then look under ADA and note that trauma disorders are covered. A disability is not sufficient grounds for firing and you guys should know that. Hopkins built their legacy on a hospital, geez.