I have spent the last two winters in Minnesota without heat, and the last five months sleeping in my car. I recently got a disability rating and pay from the VA, so I have enough for transitional housing and am finally out of the cold. I can not afford an attorney. The legal aid, pro bono, veteran's law and volunteer lawyer programs won't or can't help me. I am not receiving my retirement pay despite sending corrections to NMPC more than 24 times in my career, my Commanding Officer sending affidavits of my service to NOSC Norfolk, and PSA Norfolk confirming there was documentation of more than 20 qualifying years. I have written or spoken to every elected official from the Township Board to the White House to no avail. NMPC's response is that I should send corrections again for their decades of mistakes and negligence. Unfortunately, my records have all been illegally kept from me by the plaintiff and his attorneys.
Court proceedings trigger my PTSD, and I have spewed up blood just having to walk into a court house. I am classified a vulnerable adult because of it, but I'm told my intellect is still largely intact at other times. I have been maliciously prosecuted five times, and each time the charges have been thrown out, my record expunged and found to have been completely lawful. I spent ten years in court getting my daughter out of an abusive home. The guardian ad litem was also a licensed attorney and told me I literally saved my daughter's life and she knew of no one that could have or would have endured what I did to save her. I was asked by a concerned non-profit shortly after that to testify to a joint subcommittee in regards to the law enforcement and judicial misconduct. My ankle was rebroken, I was bankrupted and crushed mentally and emotionally.
I tried to end my life in January but was taken by police in the middle of the night. Veteran's choice has been helpful but the VA has been abysmal. The VA OIG has twice encouraged me to file a FTCA for abuse and malpractice. I am not seeking funds for that but to reclaim what I have worked my entire life for. I struggle to keep from ending my life every day due to the injustice and cruelty of our fellow man.
The local law enforcement is corrupt (70% according to a retired sheriff.), so there is no assistance there and complaints of law enforcement or prosecuting attorney misconduct sent to the MN AG are sent right back to alleged perpetrators. I was contacted by an Assistant US Attorney for Minnesota that claimed they would open an investigation with a criminal referral from just one sworn law enforcement officer. The local law enforcement won't report themselves and claim that the only way they can investigate a crime against me is if a judge first determines a crime has been committed which is ludicrous . The adjacent jurisdiction law enforcement refuses to get involved.
Because the perpetrator also committed crimes on base, the JAG ordered me to file a criminal complaint with NCIS. The agent assigned did not investigate, violating federal statutes. The fraudulent case was so egregious that attorneys with 30+ years experience laughed at its audacity. Fraud upon the court has been a crime dating back to the first statute of Westminster 1275.
I try not to think about it, but I still have nightmares every night. I can deal with loss but betrayal is another matter. I have done my best to serve our country and abide by our social contract, but feel I have been betrayed by my country again and again. I tried to help protect those that couldn't protect themselves but now I need help. I am ashamed of the shell of a man I have become. The onslaught has been endless. There is much more but perhaps this summarizes the basics. I am deeply saddened that I even have to ask, and become a public spectacle. Thank you very much for your consideration. V/R
- Kirsten Luehr
- Annika Oldemeyer
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