You might want to review the following issues relating to concerns about
my potential for carrying out a mass homicidal assault with the
District Court's Clerk's Office.
202 362 7064
Clerk of the Court
U.S. District Court for DC
re: Jury Duty -- Participant # 101476514 Juror # 01-1442
Dear Mr. Caesar:
I have been determined to be capable of carrying out a mass homicidal
assault (record on appeal at 41, Freedman v. D.C. Department of Human
Rights). Judge xxxxx xxxxx xxxxxxx in 1996 did not find that my former
employer's action in securing the firm's office against a mass homicidal
assault in October 1991 was malicious or discriminatory. You may want
to review with the Marshal whether it is advisable for me to enter the
District Court to do jury duty. Deputy Marshal xxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx is
familiar with my case.
I attach a letter I sent in the year 2004 to then DC Chief of Police
Charles Ramsey. The letter reviews concerns that I might become armed
and extremely dangerous. U.S.
Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. may know about the following
letter and may have useful information to share with the Marshal.
1. In August 1998 the U.S. Capitol Police received a report that I had
threatened, at the height of a violent argument, to murder two U.S.
Capitol police officers in the Capitol rotunda, point-blank range,
2. In August 1998 the U.S. Capitol Police advised me that my name had
been placed on a national registry of potentially violent offenders.
3. In October 2004 10 Metro DC police officers plus 4 FBI agents were
dispatched to my residence based on a report that I might become armed
and extremely dangerous.
To: Jeffrey G. Huvelle at Covington & Burling
Sent: Fri, Jul 22, 2005 2:47 pm
Subject: CHARLES RUFF -- ETHICALLY QUESTIONABLE CONDUCT -- CIVIL RIGHTS IMPLICATIONS
The following letter discusses the federal civil rights implications of
Charles Ruff's (and his successor's) use of legally-irrelevant evidence
in Freedman v. DC Department of Human Rights, DC Sup. Ct. and DC Court
of Appeals, 96-CV-961.
Please send my regards to Eric H. Holder, Jr., Esq. He is someone I admire a great deal.
November 2, 2004
3801 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
The Honorable Charles Ramsey
Chief of Police
300 Indiana Avenue, NW
RE: Mental Disability -- Discrimination -- Police/FBI
Dear Chief Ramsey:
I am writing to you, Chief Ramsey, to apprise the Office of Chief of
Police of a serious police matter that arose in the second district on
October 12, 2004. Underlying the police matter is an issue of
discrimination involving the DC Office of Corporation Counsel.
I forwarded a letter to the Washington Field Office of the FBI concerning the following matter on October 23, 2004.
I have been unemployed and disabled under U.S. Social Security
Administration eligibility rules since October 29, 1991. My Social
Security no. is xxx xx xxxx.
I am a patient of the DC Department of Mental Health (Patient no.
xxxxxx). I receive psychotropic medications from the DC Department of
I was employed as a paralegal at the Washington, DC law firm of Akin,
Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld until October 29, 1991. Dennis M. Race,
Esq. (202 887 4028), a senior management partner, terminated my
employment upon determining in consultation with a psychiatrist (who did
not examine me personally) that there were reasonable concerns about my
mental health and stability that rendered me unsuitable for employment.
Freedman v. DC Dept. of Human Rights, 96-CV-961 (DCCA, Sept.
1998). The fact that I had received "above average or outstanding" job
performance ratings during my three-and-one-half-year tenure was not
disputed; also undisputed was the fact that my personnel file contained
no record of reprimands, oral or written.
SSA granted my claim for benefits (in August 1993) in part based on Mr.
Race's sworn interrogatory responses filed with the DC Dept. of Human
Rights (in May 1992); SSA's disability determination date, October 29,
1991, was the date of job termination.
There is substantial evidence that Mr. Race's interrogatory responses
were perjured; that Mr. Race did not in fact consult with the
psychiatrist, Gertrude R. Ticho, MD [now deceased], a physician licensed
to practice in the District of Columbia. See Brief of Appellant,
96-CV-961. Additionally, I possess tape recordings of two telephone
conversations in which Dr. Ticho denies any contacts or acquaintance
with Dennis M. Race. Officer J.E. Williams, Badge 1226, Second District,
Metro DC Police is in possession of copies of those conversations (202
I was seriously defamed by Mr. Race, my supervisor, a coworker (who was
subsequently terminated for gross misconduct), and the DC Office of
Corporation Counsel. In the past several months I have been sending out
job inquiries to employers, which summarize allegations made against me
by the above-named parties. On October 12, 2004 ten (10) Metro DC Police
officers (including a second district supervisor) plus four (4) FBI
agents showed up at my residence because of a letter I sent to an
employer, who had contacted the police in alarm. The letter was purely
factual; several prospective employers, including The Montgomery County
Government, sent me a cordial reply to a nearly identical letter. So
damaging was the defamation to which I was subjected that the police
were convinced I must be insane to have written such a letter. The
police had me transported to DC General Hospital in handcuffs for an
emergency psychiatric examination. I was interviewed by a Dr. Martin at
DC General (202 673 9319) (ECURA #224623) who determined that I did not
require admission. I was released; no medication was administered,
prescribed or recommended. Of course, the incident bolsters my Social
Security disability claim. I have already received in excess of $100,000
The defamatory allegations about my character that arose at my last
place of employment, which I have a legal duty to report to a
prospective employer, may impose a constitutionally-impermissible burden
on my ability to obtain employment. The allegations, made at my last
place of employment, were presumably a substantial factor in SSA's
disability determination. Despite the fact that the allegations were
made at least 13 years ago, they remain material to my difficulties in
my last employment situation.
Facts about my psychiatric treatment history since 1992 are peculiar, if not bizarre:
1. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in September 1992 as an
outpatient at The George Washington University Medical Center Department
of Psychiatry (Napoleon Cuenco, MD). The illness did not respond to
lithium, and later underwent spontaneous remission.
2. I underwent comprehensive psychological testing at GW in May 1994
(William Fabian, Ph.D.). The testing did not yield a psychiatric
diagnosis or disclose any psychotic thought processes. The testing
yielded a valid profile. I was not on any meds at the time. The WAIS
yielded a verbal IQ of 135 (99th percentile) and an overall IQ of 125
3. In February 1996 I was diagnosed at GW (Dimitrios Georgopoulos, MD)
with paranoid schizophrenia that later underwent spontaneous remission.
4. In March 1996 I took a psychological test called "The Wisconsin
Scales of Psychosis Proneness" (Ramin Mojtabai, MD). Results were
negative. I scored six non-perseverative errors -- one of the lowest
possible scores, indicating high concept-formation ability. I was not on
any meds at the time.
DC DEPT. OF MENTAL HEALTH
5. In July 1996 I entered the DC Dept. of Mental Health System.
In January 1998 my psychiatrist, Dr. Singh (a resident) determined in
consultation with his supervisor (Stephen Quint, MD) that I suffered
from no diagnosis or condition for which meds were indicated.
6. In February 1999 Albert H. Taub, MD diagnosed me with paranoid
schizophrenia, which later underwent spontaneous remission. I was later
diagnosed with delusional disorder. That portion of my thinking termed
delusional has not responded to three different antipsychotic meds:
Zyprexa, Abilify, and Risperdal. I currently take Effexor for depression
and Xanax for insomnia.
7. On March 16-17 2004 I had a minor bout of paranoid schizophrenia,
so-called "24-hour" paranoid schizophrenia, diagnosed by Betsy Jane
Cooper, MD. My treatment plan prepared on March 17, 2004 by my case
manager/therapist, Dr. Israella Bash, records that Dr. Cooper diagnosed
me with paranoid schizophrenia on March 17, 2004; Dr. Cooper prescribed
Zyprexa on March 17, 2004, which I took for about a month. There was no
change in my delusional thinking. My current diagnosis is delusional
disorder. Again, Dr. Martin at DC General recommended no anti-psychotic
meds during my emergency psychiatric assessment on October 12, 2004; I
was not agitated on October 12, 2004--my blood pressure was normal,
I am totally socially isolated. I have no friends. I haven't spoken to my only relative, an older sister, since February 1996.
I have created an imaginary friend who I write letters to periodically,
Brian Patrick Brown, manager of the Cleveland Park Branch of the DC
Library System. The enclosed disc contains some of my recent letters to
I like Brian a lot, and would welcome him as a real friend. How I wish I could be Brian's real buddy!
My therapist, Dr. Bash (DC Dept. of Mental Health) is at 202 576 8939. My psychiatrist, Henry Barbot, MD, is at 202 576 8946.
Thank you. The U.S. Attorney's Office in DC (202 514 7566) is familiar with this matter.
In closing, this will respectfully advise the Office of Chief of Police
that I have a constitutionally-protected right to seek employment. Also,
in order to invoke my rights under the Americans With Disabilities Act I
must fully apprise a prospective employer of facts concerning my
disability, including allegations (however defamatory) placed in
controversy by Dennis M. Race, Esq., his employees, and the DC Office of
Corporation Counsel. State action that impairs my right to seek
employment or my right to protections under federal law may be legally
LETTER FROM OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES, MONTGOMERY COUNTY GOVERNMENT [unsigned], DATED OCTOBER 14, 2004:
Enclosed you will find the resume/application that you submitted to the
Office of Human Resources. We are returning this resume/application
because you must apply for a specific position.
In order to be considered for employment with Montgomery County
Government, you must apply for an announced position. Information
pertaining to current employment opportunities is available on our
website at www.montgomerycountymd.gov - click on careers.
We appreciate your interest in Montgomery County and wish you continued success in your employment endeavors.
Office of Human Resources
Montgomery County Government
LETTER FROM GARY FREEDMAN TO MONTGOMERY COUNTY GOVERNMENT THAT IS
VIRTUALLY IDENTICAL TO THE ONE I SENT TO A WASHINGTON, DC EMPLOYER,
WHICH TRIGGERED A LAW ENFORCEMENT RESPONSE BY TEN METRO DC POLICE
OFFICERS ASSISTED BY FOUR FBI AGENTS. THE LETTER IS PURELY FACTUAL; IT
DOES NOT CONTAIN ANY THREATS OF VIOLENCE BY ME. THE LETTER SUMMARIZES
FALSE, MALICIOUS, AND DEFAMATORY ACCUSATIONS MADE ABOUT ME, AND IS
EVIDENCE OF MASSIVE DEFAMATION BY ATTORNEY MANAGERS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE
LAW FIRM OF AKIN, GUMP, STRAUSS, HAUER & FELD, AS WELL AS THE DC
OFFICE OF CORPORATION COUNSEL (CHARLES L. REISCHEL, ESQ., DEPUTY
CORPORATION COUNSEL, APPELLATE DIVISION). NOTE THAT UNDER SUPREME COURT
RULINGS, DEFAMATION BY A STATE AGENCY CONSTITUTES A FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS
VIOLATION [WHERE THAT DEFAMATION INJURES A FUNDAMENTAL LIBERTY INTEREST
SUCH AS THE RIGHT TO SEEK EMPLOYMENT. Paul v. Davis, 424 U.S. 693, 712,
96 S.Ct. 1155, 1165-66, 47 L.Ed.2d 405 (1976).]
[The following letter is stamped by the Montgomery County Government:
RECEIVED - HUMAN RESOURCES - 04 OCT 13 A10:47 - MONTGOMERY COUNTY
October 12, 2004
3801 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Office of Human Resources
101 Monroe Street
Rockville, MD 20850
RE: EMPLOYMENT -- ARMED, MASS HOMICIDE -- REASONABLE APPREHENSION OF HARM
I am writing to you at the express direction of the Metropolitan
District of Columbia Police Department (Officer J.E. Williams, Badge
1226, Second District, Washington, DC: 202 282 0070) that I actively
seek employment consistent with my high intelligence as well as my
professional and academic credentials.
I am specifically interested in the position of senior legislative
attorney for the Montgomery County Council. I am an attorney, licensed
to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. I hold an advanced
degree (Master of Laws) in international trade law.
I am a disabled American, and I qualify for the legal protections of the
Americans with Disabilities Act. I believe I have a legal duty to
apprise you, as a prospective employer, of the following matters.
1. TERRORISTIC THREATS: On April
21, 2004 the Metro DC Police issued a protective order against me, on
the petition of Brian Patrick Brown, Manager of the Cleveland Park
Branch of the DC Public Library. Brian Brown alleged that I had made
terrorist threats, in writing, against unspecified persons. The
six-month order of protection prohibits my entering or loitering in the
vicinity of said library, under penalty of arrest and prosecution. The
investigating officer was the aforementioned Officer Williams. This will
advise that at this time I continue to satisfy the prognostic criteria
that were determined by the Metro DC Police in April 2004 to indicate
that I am at significant risk of committing a crime of violence or
arousing a reasonable apprehension of committing a crime of violence. It
is likely that I will satisfy said criteria for committing a crime of
violence or arousing a reasonable apprehension of same in the future
event I obtain employment with The Montgomery County Council. On April
21, 2004 Officer Williams stated to me: "You seem OK to me right now,
but what I'm worried about is what's going to happen a few days from
now." Obviously, my future conduct was a substantial concern to the
Metro DC Police. [Note that if I had made an actual threat I would have
been arrested or transported to DC General Hospital for a forensic
psychiatric examination. It is clear that what the MPDC did was to
simply rubber-stamp a specious request made by a supervisory DC
2. VIOLENCE-RISK DETERMINATION: My
former employer, Dennis M. Race, Esq. (202 887 4028), a senior
management partner at the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer &
Feld, determined, in consultation with a psychiatrist, that my thinking
was consistent with a psychiatric "disorder" that might be associated
with a risk of violent behavior. See Freedman v. DC Dept. of Human
Rights, 96-CV-961 (DCCA, Sept. 1998). [The psychiatrist did not evaluate
me personally. There is no documentary evidence that Mr. Race, in fact,
consulted a psychiatrist. Under applicable law, the employer had a
burden of production, not a burden of persuasion -- a very low
evidentiary threshold.] Mr. Race determined that my continued presence
on the firm's premises might pose a risk of tort liability for the firm,
and terminated my employment effective October 29, 1991. I have been
unemployed and disabled under Social Security Administration eligibility
rules since the date of the termination. My thinking, upon which Mr.
Race's violence-risk determination was based, remains unchanged.
3. HOMICIDE-RISK DETERMINATION:
Shortly after conferring with Mr. Race about his forensic psychiatric
determination, my supervisor called a meeting of her employees to advise
them that she had formed a reasonable apprehension that I might have
been planning to kill her [an act of defamation]. The supervisor
undertook [self-serving] protective measures [to give the appearance
that she needed] to ensure her safety as well as that of her employees
against a possible future homicidal assault. See Brief of Appellant. Mr.
Race did not challenge appellant's brief. The supervisor was a senior
non-attorney manager who reported directly to a member of the firm's
management committee, R. Bruce MacLean, Esq. Mr. MacLean is the firm's
current managing partner.
4. ARMED, MASS HOMICIDAL ASSAULT:
The DC Corporation Counsel determined, sua sponte [relying on
legally-irrelevant, "after-acquired" evidence], that my coworkers had
formed genuine and credible fears that I might carry out an armed, mass
homicidal assault on the firm's premises, and that said widespread fears
of an armed, mass homicide were material to Mr. Race's termination
decision. See Brief of Appellee, District of Columbia (citing statement
of coworker [who was later terminated for gross misconduct] in record on
appeal: "We're all afraid of you. We're all afraid you're going to buy a
gun, bring it in and shoot everybody!"). At oral argument before the DC
Court of Appeals, the Assistant Corporation Counsel declared to the
Court, referencing the above record evidence, that I had "admitted" that
my "coworkers were afraid of" me. Mr. Race did not challenge the
District's handling of 96-CV-961.
5. MULTIPLE ARMED HOMICIDE UNDER FEDERAL LAW:
On the evening of August 6, 1998 two Special Agents of the US Capitol
Police (Threat Investigation Unit) forcibly entered my home, after
frisking me for weapons, and proceeded to interrogate me about an
allegation made by a DC employee that, earlier in the day, at the height
of an enraged argument, I had threatened to kill two federal officers
at point-blank range, execution style in the Capitol rotunda. Later
investigation by Agent Steven Horan disclosed that said allegation was
mistakenly based on a letter I had written to my psychiatrist (Stephen
Quint, MD) and copied to a DC agency that factually summarized Mr.
Race's violence-risk determination [an act of defamation]; my
supervisor's homicide-risk determination [an act of defamation]; as well
as the DC Corporation Counsel's determination that my coworkers had
formed a reasonable apprehension that I might commit an armed, mass
homicide [an act of defamation]. Though I was exonerated of making
unlawful threats, Officer Horan photo ID'd me to all federal officers
assigned to the U.S. Capitol Building as a protective measure.
6. POTENTIAL TERRORIST: On August
7, 1998 Agent Horan advised me that the federal government (unbeknownst
to me) had previously placed my name on a national registry of potential
terrorists because of a letter I had written in 1996 to a local
psychiatric facility (The Meyer Clinic), inquiring into out-patient
services. Said letter elaborated Mr. Race's violence-risk determination
[an act of defamation] as well as my supervisor's homicide-risk
determination [an act of defamation].
7. PRESIDENTIAL THREAT: On the
afternoon of August 7, 1998 two Special Agents of the U.S. Secret
Service placed me under house arrest because of concerns I might pose a
risk of harm to President Clinton. The two Secret Service agents were
part of a team of six federal special agents who had been assigned to
interrogate me and secure my person, over a two-day period (August 6-7,
1998). Federal law enforcement concerns were aroused by a letter I had
written and sent to a DC agency that discussed the federal civil rights
implications of the DC Corporation Counsel's handling of 96-CV-961. I
had sent an identical letter to U.S. Senator Arlen Specter (R.-PA.) on
Capitol Hill, who responded with a cordial and personalized reply.
Senator Specter, a former prosecutor, saw absolutely nothing threatening
about the letter I had written, much less did he see the need to assign
six federal special agents to interrogate me and secure my person.
8. POSSIBLE DOCUMENT FORGERY: The
District speculates that I might have filed an inauthentic letter with a
DC agency (purportedly written by a psychiatrist) in order to
invidiously deny competent forensic psychiatric evidence proffered by
Mr. Race under oath that showed I had been reasonably determined to be
potentially violent. Presumably, according to the District [contrary to
well-established case law], I might have forged a psychiatrist's
signature and/or fabricated her letterhead. The U.S. Attorney's Office
in DC has not yet issued me a notice of an intent to prosecute me.
9. UNLAWFUL SEXUAL THOUGHTS: The DC
Corporation Counsel determined, sua sponte [relying on
legally-irrelevant, "after-acquired" evidence], that private,
undisclosed sexual thoughts I experienced on April 13, 1990 concerning
the activity of masturbation were material to Mr. Race's termination
decision as well as to Mr. Race's violence-risk determination. Mr. Race
did not challenge the District's brief. I admit to having sexual
thoughts in the workplace.
I look forward to hearing from you. Please send my regards to Doug
Gansler, Esq. He's a bit of an attention seeker, but he knows what he's
PA ATTY ID 41032
July 2, 1993
3801 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008