Monday, January 31, 2005

Blogger 4 Sale

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Word searches, bring the like-minded together.

Which is a good thing for hobbyists, those with special interests, anarchists, those looking for others of their political views and ideology, and those looking to nail a sea of corruption, one bag of shit at a time …

Looking for blogging stories to post FreeSpeech.com. How did you make money as a result of blogging, are you a firm looking for someone with blogging experience, and/or do you have a life altering experience due to blogging, a blog, or a revelation, good or bad?

Email me at: stevengerickson@yahoo.com

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Click to comment below, which you can do anonymously, if you choose.

A Quality of Life, Affront

(Click) for Meth use explodes in cities

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My recent email to Connecticut's Atty General
(Richard Blumenthal, Attorney General of Connecticut, website and picture included with post)

Is getting your spouse evicted, using false accusations, punished?

A Connecticut State Police Officer’s Limp Winky
(if this post is pitching a movie idea, the movie or screenplay submission is going to need another title.)

Letters to the Editor carry weight

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Wanted: Letters ...

January 29, 2005
I read The Courant's Jan. 27 news story "Wanted: Letters Praising Rowland" and I nearly spit up my morning coffee.

The people of Connecticut, especially ones who think that former Gov. John G. Rowland's administration cost them business; that graft and corruption contributed to the increasing of already outrageous taxes; and who had to take ribbing from their friends in other states about the across-the-board sleaze in Connecticut should also submit letters.Rowland supporters risk being ostracized, so I don't see many signed letters from those who received illegal benefits and cash from his administration stepping forward with their support.

The huge, immeasurable feeling of too many Connecticut residents is that officials and government just can't be trusted no matter what. That is Rowland's legacy.

Let's not allow Rowland one more backroom sleazy deal to get leniency. Write in and tell the judge and prosecutor that Rowland needs to spend his life in prison, because the damage that he personally has done may never be undone.

Residents should also be allowed to testify in court as victims of the Rowland machine to give the court an idea of the magnitude of Rowland's wrongs.

Rowland didn't get up every morning as governor and think of what he could do for the people of Connecticut. He actively looked to enrich himself and his friends.

For this, Rowland needs to be punished to the full extent of the law.

Steven G. Erickson, Enfield

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...Blasting Rowland

The high and mighty have been invited to send letters to the sentencing judge in former Gov. John G. Rowland's conviction on federal corruption charges.His attorneys hope that stories, anecdotes, and personal examples of "John's concern for other people, good works, etc." will persuade U.S. District Court Judge Peter C. Dorsey that character trumps culpability.

I invite all who have been touched by Rowland's character to write open letters to Judge Dorsey at U.S. District Court, 141 Church St., New Haven, 06510.The group should include mothers of children denied routine medical care when access to HUSKY was limited; state employees whose livelihood was negatively affected by Rowland's cronyism; enterprises denied a fair chance to bid on work for the state; state residents denied the best work at the best price on state contracts; anyone disgusted by the example set by John Rowland; and thousands more.

Talk about deterrents to crime. If the rich and powerful were forced to contemplate the full implications of the means they use to accumulate wealth and power, I am certain they would cease and desist.

Redemption is always possible.

One way to encourage repentance would be to impose sentences that fit the crimes of those who grab all they can regardless of whose throats they must stand upon to reach for the loot.

Give Rowland one month in prison for every child denied a warm bed, hot meal and decent education because he was diverting resources to his gift exchange, and see how quickly the lights switch on in the hearts of his ilk. He may even come to understand the true breadth of his crimes.

Cindy Moeckel, West Hartford

The above came from the Hartford Courant website.

Fair use of copyrighted material

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My email to incoming Gov. Rell of Connecticut regarding Rowland and corruption

How can there not still be sleaze in the Connecticut Governor’s Office, if former Rowland aids are answering Rell’s phones? (post)

Can cops rape, rob, beat, and murder with immunity?
(post contains pictures of young adults brutalized by police, and picture of a 1978 Chevrolet Corvette and one of the houses I fixed up from a boarded up condition)

This blogger's email: stevengerickson@yahoo.com

Friday, January 28, 2005

My post on mrlandlord.com

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mrlandlord.com

Landlord Movie (by SE[MA])

Posted on: Jan 27, 2005 11:09 AM Message:

Is the best way to get out the message regarding landlord rights, to prevent abuse of landlords by the system, landlords paying unfair taxes, by having a Landlord Movie?

Scores of you came to the aid of initials, DC, a former member of an Enfield, CT, landlord group, writing letters to the Enfield Superior Court and callind the Enfield PD keeping DC from going to prison for complaining about the $75/day fine for landlords that had broken windows or damaged siding, when police did nothing about vandalism and other crimes committed against landlords.

DC lost 3 jobs as Enfield PD went to each of DC's bosses telling them DC had a big mouth and should be fired. DC is selling all his rental properties to leave a town filled with abuse of landlords.

MG, a former or current landlord of the Enfield CT group, has also suffered the wrath and abuse of Enfield PD for being vocal about landlord issues and being abused after begging for police services.

By now, many longtime mrlandlord forum readers will know my full name and how to contact me through the Hartford or Enfield Landlord groups, and probably also know the website that I blog regarding rights of landlords rights and that of the small business owner.

I pitch my movie idea on that site under a picture of an American made motorcycle.
mrlandlord the site would be a good plug-in and would draw even more readers to an incredible site.

mrlandlord saved a landlord, DC, from losing his freedom and the sum total of his life's work for speaking out about violations of his rights and that of landlords in general.
The praise of the heros on this site should be sung.

People have short attention spans, whose with me on the movie idea on whether it has anything to do with me, my story, or has nothing to do with me at all?

Something has to be done, as landlord numbers are being reduced, and too many of you still holding property are being abused. You have a right to pass on your property and way of life to future generations. --24.60.120.233

RE: Landlord Movie (by Don[ME])
Posted on: Jan 27, 2005 12:57 PM Message:

I doubt that I will be the only one to tell you this, Steve, but as a group, Landlords rank at the bottom of the barrel, even lower than politicians as far as the general public is concerned. The excellent, caring landlords far surpass the numbers of the "slumlord" type, but that gets no attention, and would hold no one's interest very long.

As far as linking a landlord movie to this website, you would be preaching to the choir.

Granted, as a group, we have almost become Second-Class Citizens, but to be sucessful, we learn to adapt and deal with it. I just think that further educating ourselves and when necessary, becoming politically active is our best bet for a bright future. Just what do you think a movie could accomplish, and who do you think would be the target audience?

Landlord bashing is almost a sport among the general public. No matter how factual you are about the abuses, you won't sway anyone to our side. If anything, you could have the opposite effect by showing those with the power in more LL friendly areas some new tricks they can implement.

Just my opinion. Don --24.147.27.182


RE: Landlord Movie (by Ruthie [Mo])
Posted on: Jan 27, 2005 1:35 PM Message:

Right up Micheal Moore's alley I think.

Took me quite a while to think of his name.

LL's have always had a bad name, nothing changes. But then so do Lawyers and Real Estate Brokers until someone needs one. Might we add Judges sometimes? --69.27.198.38

RE: Landlord Movie (by Jeff S[MI])
Posted on: Jan 27, 2005 3:41 PM Message:

This writing style sort of mimics someone we used to know by the name of Steve (don't recall the last name).

Is my memory correct ?? --12.75.38.157

RE: Landlord Movie (by John[MN])
Posted on: Jan 27, 2005 5:11 PM Message:

From the post I think this is our freind Steven.

I am also of the belief he posts regularly on here as ELS (CT) and has been a very helpful poster under that moniker.

I can only surmise that ELS are his initials spelled backwards.

I tired of posts of his like this one, but when he uses ELS he is quite normal and informative.

I would like that personality of his to come back, and the others to go to this "other" website.
JMHO, YMMV.

John - MN --65.41.194.166

RE: Landlord Movie (by Don[ME])
Posted on: Jan 27, 2005 6:21 PM Message:

John, I may be wrong, but I believe Steve's middle initial is "G".

Somehow I personally do not think that he is ELS. --24.147.27.182

RE: Landlord Movie (by John[MN])
Posted on: Jan 27, 2005 7:58 PM Message:

I could be wrong, it was just a hunch. --65.41.194.166

RE: Landlord Movie (by JFD[IL])
Posted on: Jan 28, 2005 7:53 AM Message:

John(Mn) Once a copper,always a copper! LOL --205.188.116.135

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DC is Donald Christmas of Thompsonville, a section of Enfield, Connecticut

Landlord Rights and Free Speech

My email: stevengerickson@yahoo.com and trvl@hotmail.com

Thursday, January 27, 2005

Help name a movie

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There is a picture of an anonymous Harley Davidson rider with a mountain in a rural background.

The title of the FreeSpeech.com post (Jan. 27, 2003) is:

"A Connecticut State Police Officer’s Limp Winky"

click (here) for post

It is meant to make a political statement as the main character is taking a symbol of freedom and what is independent, of one's own path, from America to somewhere else after the trials and tribulations of testing Free Speech and trying against all obstacles and demons that are keeping Americans more and more from pursuing their dreams.

Sometimes the American Dream is an absolute NIGHTMARE.


Please check out link above and comment here on what you’d think would be a good title for my screenplay in progress, or email me at: stevengerickson@yahoo.com

Gag, Yak, .... What!!!???

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Wanted: Letters Praising Rowland

Leniency Is Goal Of Defense Team

January 27, 2005 By EDMUND H. MAHONY And JON LENDER, Hartford Courant Staff Writers

Former Gov. John G. Rowland's defense team has solicited an eclectic group made up largely of political appointees and business people for testimonial letters that can be used as part of his argument for leniency when he is sentenced on federal corruption charges.

For those squeamish about heaping praise on an admitted felon, the request promises that their accolades will remain anonymous.

"As you know there has been a lot of negative publicity about John," says an e-mail message to 56 of the former governor's supporters and associates.

"We would like to provide the court with another side of John. The side of him that you know."

The message, distributed Jan. 23, gives recipients advice on what to say and how to write their letters.

"What experience do you have with John that would provide the court with a sense of the type of person you believe he really is," the e-mail says.

"This can be done by telling stories you know, anecdotes, any examples of John's concern for other people, good works, etc. The more personal these stories are the more impact they have."

The e-mail closes with the promise that "these letters are confidential and will not be made part of the public record."

The e-mail says the letters will be reviewed by Rowland's sentencing judge, Senior U.S. District Judge Peter C. Dorsey, and by federal prosecutors. But, the e-mail says, the letters will end up with the federal probation department, which advises Dorsey on a sentence, but is required to keep secret materials supporting its recommendation.

Federal officials, questioned Wednesday about policy concerning character letters, said the promise of anonymity seemed generally accurate. But they said Dorsey has the power to make letters or parts of letters public if he decides circumstances warrant that action.

Rowland's lawyer, William F. Dow III, of New Haven, said Wednesday that he drafted the e-mail solicitation, which was distributed by Rowland's sentencing consultant, Francesca D. Bowman of Northampton, Mass.

"I'm doing what I expect every good lawyer should do in representing a client," Dow said Wednesday.

"I want Judge Dorsey to get as much appropriate and favorable information about John Rowland as is practical. This is not a star search exercise. This is a legal process, and I intend to do my best for my client."

Federal prosecutors have agreed to recommend a prison term of 15 to 21 months when Rowland appears before Dorsey for sentencing, currently scheduled for March 11. But Dorsey can decide to give Rowland more or less time based on a variety of factors, including character references.

Dow would not say how recipients of his e-mail solicitation were chosen, and Bowman declined comment.

Recipients of the solicitation represent a wide swath of business and political life in the state.

They include chief executives of insurance companies, politically connected lawyers and lobbyists, a developer who won a major Rowland administration contract and present or former state officials who appear to owe their jobs to Rowland patronage.

One of the e-mail recipients, Aetna Inc. Chairman and CEO John W. Rowe, acknowledged through a company spokesman that he received a solicitation.

"He probably got on the list because he is the chairman of the board of the University of Connecticut trustees," said Aetna spokesman Fred Laberge.

"He was appointed by Gov. Rowland. I'm sure that's the reason why he is included on the list. He did receive the e-mail and he is considering writing the letter. But he hasn't done so."

Dean Pagani, who served Rowland for eight years as either his press secretary or chief of staff, said, "I haven't really decided yet" whether to send a letter.

But he added, "I wrote a very long article in The Hartford Courant's Northeast magazine that I think would more than satisfy that request."

In that article of June 27, 2004, Pagani wrote of Rowland:

"The mix of good and bad, of personal failure and great accomplishment, is what makes his story a tragedy."

While many state officials declined any comment, two said flatly that they would not send letters in Rowland's behalf.

"I'm not going to respond to it," said Chuck Sheehan, executive director for the Capital City Economic Development Authority.

Sheehan said that because he holds an official government position - at the quasi-public agency that is overseeing the downtown Adriaen's Landing development project - he believes he should only respond to an official government request for his views.

Rowland's appointee as state commissioner of economic development, James F. Abromaitis, sent a terse reply to a Courant e-mail:

"I will not be writing a letter. Thanks, JA."

Rowland pleaded guilty Dec. 23 to conspiring to deprive the state of honest services and failing to pay income taxes on services he received while in office. Specifically, he was accused of accepting free work on his Litchfield cottage, free vacations and free air travel from businesses that benefited financially from decisions made by his administration.

The above came from the Hartford Courant website.

Fair use of copyrighted material

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My email to incoming Gov. Rell of Connecticut regarding Rowland and corruption

How can there not still be sleaze in the Connecticut Governor’s Office, if former Rowland aids are answering Rell’s phones? (post)

Can cops rape, rob, beat, and murder with immunity?
(post contains pictures of young adults brutalized by police, and picture of a 1978 Chevrolet Corvette and one of the houses I fixed up from a boarded up condition)

This blogger's email: stevengerickson@yahoo.com

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

The Underreported Crime, Police and Firefighter battering their romantic partners

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Abuse of Power (website)

This website is for and by women who have been abused by intimate partners who are police officers or firefighters.

There are no statistics that tell us what percent of officers and firefighters emotionally abuse and physically batter their intimate partners. All we know is that there are many of them. We know because we have heard their victims' stories and seen their victims' bruises. We know because we have buried so many of their victims.

We are not implying that all firefighters or all police officers are controlling, dominating, or abusive in their intimate relationships. We recognize that many, hopefully most, police and firefighter couples maintain loving relationships with a healthy balance of power.

Men and women who choose to be police officers or firefighters face unique challenges, stresses, and problems. Most recognize when they or their family members need help. There are many resources, books, and therapists available to police and fire families who occasionally need help coping.

But a woman who is battered by an intimate partner who is a firefighter or police officer is marginalized or even ignored. If you are one of these victims, you know it is not easy to find help or information. Most of us have remained silent - with good reason.

Our need to be heard and to be visible is beginning to overcome our fear. Some women are compelled to talk about what's happened to them. They are talking to us on these pages. These survivors have contributed information and insights based on their own experiences to show you that you are not alone. MORE

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Subject: fixing the police
(an email giving cops, hell)

Can cops rape, rob, beat, and murder with immunity? (pictures of young adults brutalized by Hartford Police, a 1978 L-82 Corvette, and the White Victorian I lost to police and judicial corruption/misconduct)

The History of Abuse of Citizens arbitrarily caught up in the legal system

How can there not STILL be corruption?(a post asking why a former corrupt governor, John G. Rowland's, staff members are answering Gov. Rell's phones)

Legislators are given a corrupt judge's name, Jonathan Kaplan, and proof of illegal behavior, the judge still sits abusing more citizens, thumbing his nose at the Constitution.

An open letter to Governor Rell and reasons she should pardon me




Have I gone too far?

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January 26, 2005, 2:06 PM EST:

I have violated too many unwritten rules of common sense.

Each day I get up, is a good day.

For what I write here, and on FreeSpeech.com, may cause pain, suffering, and death on my part.

If I die, it won’t be of my own hand, nor my wish.

Paralyzed, blind, and even with cause to diminish my faculties, I will stand on the field alone, and give those I deem demonic forces against freedom and quality in the human expression, of what is the best in life, HELL ON EARTH.

Take me out, or shut up, and listen, I march to the beat of my own drum, and would rather die, fighting to the death, rather than giving up one inch.

You have been warned.

-Steven G. Erickson aka Vikingas (Vee King AAHS, n. a Lithuania word for Viking)

Taking a Stand

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Photos and more to go with this post, posted on FreeSpeech.com (click)

Legislator Takes Stand Against Death Penalty

January 25, 2005 By CHRISTOPHER KEATING, Capitol Bureau Chief of the Hartford Courant

Bill Dyson is no stranger to taking a lonely stance.

The veteran Democratic legislator was at it again Monday, staging a high-profile, one-man protest against the death penalty by sitting alone in the center of the Legislative Office Building's grand atrium on a gray folding chair.

Wearing four red stickers that said, "Do Not Kill In My Name," Dyson could not be missed by anyone walking in the building.

He wore a hand-made sign around his neck:

"Abolish the death penalty in Connecticut."

Dyson, the legislature's senior Democrat with 28 years at the Capitol, has spent a career advocating for issues of principle, even when the odds seemed against him. Monday he was trying to draw attention to the legislature's lack of debate over the planned execution of serial killer Michael Ross, an Ivy League graduate who has admitted killing eight girls and women.

Dyson's protest, lasting more than five hours, started before the announcement that a federal judge postponed Ross' execution Wednesday so he could conduct a mental competency hearing.

"We ought to be having a debate," Dyson said as he sat.

"I wanted to point some light on the issue, and that's why I'm here. I'm not sure people are fully aware of what is about to happen in their name. We're talking about taking a life. We're talking about whether we're going to engage in killing."

House Speaker James Amann, who defeated Dyson in a bitter battle for speaker, said the consensus of the House Democrats was to deliberately avoid a debate until after Ross' execution.

As for Dyson, "the majority of his caucus disagrees with him," Amann said.

"I disagree with him on this issue. ... I don't think the votes are there to abolish it at this point."

Since the House is in session Wednesday, Amann said he expects that some members will want to speak about the death penalty during "points of personal privilege" allowed by the speaker.

Amann, however, said he will not allow a free-wheeling debate this week.

"I'm hoping people will not try to make a mockery of the session Wednesday," Amann said.

"Wednesday is not the proper time to have a debate."

The full debate is scheduled to start Jan. 31 in front of the legislature's judiciary committee, which will hear from invited speakers and the general public on the death penalty. The committee's co-chairman, Sen. Andrew J. McDonald, D-Stamford, said that at least one legislative attorney worked throughout the weekend on drafting death-penalty bills - including one that would abolish it entirely.

"Notwithstanding what Bill Dyson might say, we are moving as rapidly as possible to have a debate on this issue," McDonald said Monday.

At the Capitol complex, a steady stream of legislators, lobbyists and state employees stopped Monday to chat with Dyson as they were on their way to the cafeteria or various offices.

Riding up the escalator to the second floor, lobbyist Fritz Conway called out to Dyson on whether he could provide some refreshment:

"Bill, hot chocolate? Coffee? Tea?"

Dyson, 64, said he purposely chose the prominent spot in the middle of the atrium so that he would be seen by a wide variety of people.

"If they go in and out of this building, they're going to see me," Dyson said.

"If they go up the escalator, they're going to see me."

A longtime anti-war activist, Dyson said he opposes the death penalty on principle - while conceding that Ross was guilty of heinous crimes.

"I don't want to engage in being party to taking somebody's life," Dyson said.

"I refuse to be a part of it."

He said he was glad to hear the execution had been put on hold.

"It says somebody is taking note that it's worth taking a review. That may create some momentum. Any momentum against the death penalty is good."

The above came from the Hartford Courant website.

Fair use of copyrighted material

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My email to incoming Gov. Rell of Connecticut regarding Rowland and corruption

How can there not still be sleaze in the Connecticut Governor’s Office, if former Rowland aids are answering Rell’s phones? (post)

Can cops rape, rob, beat, and murder with immunity?
(post contains pictures of young adults brutalized by police, and picture of a 1978 Chevrolet Corvette and one of the houses I fixed up from a boarded up condition)

This blogger's email: stevengerickson@yahoo.com

Monday, January 24, 2005

Can an ethics panel in Connecticut, itself act ethically?

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What does this Jan. 15, 2005, post on FreeSpeech.com say about ethics in Connecticut:

Is our legal system being run by morons and deviants?
(post contains picture and story of a Connecticut cop killer (a former prison guard) and the cop he killed)

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Ethics Panel Pushes Ahead

But Lawmaker Wants To Delay Hiring Director

January 24, 2005 By JON LENDER, Hartford Courant Staff Writer

The State Ethics Commission is pressing forward to hire a replacement for Alan S. Plofsky, the longtime executive director it fired last September - but a top legislative leader says any hiring should wait until after lawmakers act on proposals to drastically restructure both the agency and the director's job.

The problem-plagued ethics panel could, within a week or two, choose a new executive director/general counsel from a field of four finalists interviewed last week. According to multiple sources, they include:

John J. Woodcock III, a lawyer and former state legislator who served on the ethics commission until last year.

Susan Hamilton, director of the legal division at the state Department of Children and Families.

Theodore M. Doolittle, an assistant attorney general who handles fraud and "whistleblower" complaints and has been the lead lawyer in Attorney General Richard Blumenthal's investigation of the state's failed energy deal with now-bankrupt Enron.

Saphora M. Lifrak, ethics attorney for the New York City Council.

The plan to hire someone quickly for the job, paying $88,455 to $113,464, is "troubling," and should be postponed, said state Senate President Pro Tempore Donald E. Williams Jr., D-Brooklyn.

"First, we have two separate proposals to overhaul the make-up of the ethics commission," he said, referring to bills on which the General Assembly will act while lawmakers are in session.

Overhaul plans offered by both Senate Democrats and Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell call for major "restructuring of the commission itself," Williams said.

"Why would we want to bring aboard a new executive director/general counsel when current plans call [for] his or her duties to be drastically changed?"

But Hugh Macgill, chairman of the ethics panel, said, "we have been quite explicit" with all the job candidates - whose identities he would not discuss - "about the possibility of a change" in the structure of the ethics agency or the nature of the job.

If the functions of executive director and general counsel are separated into two positions, anyone now hired for Plofsky's old job would be considered for one of the posts, but there are no guarantees, Macgill said.

Macgill said it is important to go forward now because it could be months before lawmakers decide whether and how to restructure the agency over which his panel presides. Any bill that does pass may not take effect until October - potentially putting off a hiring for a year at a time when Rell and lawmakers have made ethics reform a top priority after the scandal that led John G. Rowland to resign as governor and plead guilty to corruption charges. Rowland is to be sentenced March 11 in federal court. Williams wrote Rell recently, asking that she delay the hiring. She replied that she lacks legal authority to stop the independent commission.

Williams also said the commission has been working well under the leadership of an interim director since Plofsky was ousted over misconduct allegations, which he denies and is appealing.

Although the interim chief is not expected to continue, another temporary replacement could be found, Williams said.

Macgill did not appear bothered by a recent letter from Gregg Adler, Plofsky's attorney, asking the commission not to hire a replacement because Plofsky's appeal is to be heard next month by the state Employee Review Board, which has the power to reinstate him. Macgill did say he would present Adler's letter to the commission before a final decision is made on a replacement, perhaps within a week or two.]

Of the four candidates, whose names were circulating last week at the Capitol and the Legislative Office Building, only Doolittle, the assistant attorney general, would confirm his interest. He was willing to say only that "every day I serve the people of the state of Connecticut" is an honor, and "it is an honor to be among those interviewed to be executive director of the ethics commission."

Woodcock, at the time he served on the ethics commission, had a pending application to become a state judge.

If Woodcock had been successful, the appointment would have been made by Rowland.

Woodcock disqualified himself from Rowland-related votes as the scandal escalated, but did vote with others to ratify a negotiated settlement of an ethics case against Rowland two years ago.

More than a decade ago, Woodcock's wife, then a zoning board member in South Windsor, unsuccessfully sued the Journal Inquirer newspaper of Manchester for libel, in an ethics-related controversy that spilled into his own 1988 campaign for re-election as a state representative.

Woodcock, a Democrat who since has moved to West Hartford, lost that election. Hamilton, the DCF legal division director, served on two personnel selection panels that handled the hiring late last year of four new staff lawyers at that agency including Maureen Regula, a DCF spokesman said. Regula, until December, had been an ethics commission attorney. Last summer she joined two other staff lawyers in filing the misconduct complaints that got Plofsky fired. Her fellow complainants, still on the ethics agency staff, sat in on last week's candidate interviews for executive director. Asked if that might become an issue in the hiring process, Macgill said:

"Fiddlesticks."

Lifrak made news in New York last year when she filed a federal lawsuit against the City Council. She claimed, among other things, council leaders did not take seriously her complaints that she had been harassed by Councilman Allan W. Jennings Jr. of Queens and that she received a lower salary than male lawyers for the council.

The above came from the Hartford Courant website.

Fair use of copyrighted material

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My email to incoming Gov. Rell of Connecticut regarding Rowland and corruption

How can there not still be sleaze in the Connecticut Governor’s Office, if former Rowland aids are answering Rell’s phones? (post)

Can cops rape, rob, beat, and murder with immunity?
(post contains pictures of young adults brutalized by police, and picture of a 1978 Chevrolet Corvette and one of the houses I fixed up from a boarded up condition)

This blogger's email: stevengerickson@yahoo.com

Saturday, January 22, 2005

A Call to Arms, A Plea to Act for Justice, Legally

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Drawing Conclusions from Simple Logic

Why would authorities avoid investigating other officials given proof?

Well, maybe those officials are somehow complicit.

What am I talking about?

Governor Rowland of Connecticut resigned amid a Federal Corruption probe.

He is being treated softly by the Feds and by state authorities as compared to others that committed far less serious crimes, far less often.

Rell’s staff and Rell, herself, must have known at least something of the Connecticut Corruption Machine.

Rell was Lt. Governor and is now Governor, how much did she know, and when?

Having Rowland’s staff, answering Rell’s phones, now that Rowland is gone, says volumes.

Maybe exposing more cogs in the wheel of corruption, will hurt and implicate Rell.

That would then explain the silence, unwillingness to help victims of the Rowland administration, in righting wrongs, and just doing a lame, go through the motions, pretence of actually doing something about the remaining Goliath of Corruption in Connecticut.

There has to be high ranking officials in Connecticut doing everything they can to hold up the wall of silence and of retribution, lest they be caught up and imprisoned themselves, holding the front at all costs.

An Ethics Committee looking into unethical acts of officials can’t even act ethically.

The infection is to0 deep, and the state of Connecticut should be taken over by higher authorities, and then given back to Connecticut authorities after every last branch and root of corruption is thoroughly cleaned out.

Rell needs to be investigated, her staff needs to be investigated, Commissioners, including the former and current State Police heads, needs to be done, ties to the Judiciary Heads that were necessary for corruption to be that well engrained, need to be investigated.

Prosecutors protecting corrupt heads and burning whistleblowers at the stake, need to be burned at the stake themselves.

The dynamics of the Good ‘Ole Boy Network needs to be dismantled.

Friends won’t nail friends.

Investigators need to be untarnished and untouched by the absolute sleaze in Connecticut, they have to come from OUT OF STATE.

It is time to clean house.

My case might be one of the best to tie the old Rowland Machine of corruption into current Connecticut corruption and abuses of citizens, still going on, to once and for all, END IT.

Whose with me?

Steven G. Erickson
PO Box 730
Enfield, CT 06083

Email: stevengerickson@yahoo.com

Maybe My Best Blog Ever

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Excerpt:

I hope that we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.
—Thomas Jefferson (1816)

Every man is equally entitled to protection by law; but when the laws undertake to add ... artificial distinctions, to grant titles, gratuities, and exclusive privileges, to make the rich richer and the potent more powerful, the humble members of society—the farmers, mechanics, and laborers—who have neither the time nor the means of securing like favors to themselves, have a right to complain of the injustice of their government.
—Andrew Jackson (1832)

I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country … corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.
—Abraham Lincoln (1864)

The real difficulty is with the vast wealth and power in the hands of the few ... It is a government of the people, by the people, and for the people no longer. It is a government of corporations, by corporations, and for corporations.
—Rutherford B. Hayes (1881)

There can be no effective control of corporations while their political activity remains. To put an end to it will be neither a short nor an easy task, but it can be done ... Corporate expenditures for political purposes, and especially such expenditures by public-service corporations, have supplied one of the principal sources of corruption in our political affairs.
--Theodore Roosevelt (1910)

Big business is not dangerous because it is big, but because its bigness is an unwholesome inflation created by privileges and exemptions which it ought not to enjoy.
—Woodrow Wilson (1912)

In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. —Dwight D. Eisenhower (1961)
Our priorities are that we want to dominate North America first, then South America, and then Asia and then Europe.

—David Glass, Wal-Mart CEO (1998)

I hope this is the last time I’ll be legally allowed to make a donation this large. The current system sucks. It allows wealthy people like me to get special access and influence public policy.
—Steven Kirsch, a registered Republican who donated $500,000 to Al Gore’s 2000 presidential campaign

CORPORATION, n. An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility.
—Ambrose Bierce, from The Devil’s Dictionary (1911)

Only when the last tree has died, and the last river been poisoned, and the last fish has been caught will we realize we cannot eat money.
—Cree Indian Saying

Post found (here) on the web

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My favorite links

Set Me Free


Is Complaining to a State's Atty General about Corruption a Waste of Time?

Thursday, January 20, 2005

Subject: fixing the police

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Below, I ask the head of a police force of a state if the police are in charge of the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government.

I’m asking if we live in a Police State.

I offer proof that it just might be the case in America.

And, if it isn’t, I’m asking a Police Commissioner to prove it isn’t by investigating police misconduct, obstruction of justice by officers, police perjury, and harassment of citizens who blow the whistle, threaten to sue, or propose laws that anger police brass.

We don’t live in a free country if you have to ask police what you are allowed to say, write in newspapers, laws you are allowed to propose to elected officials, whether or not you are allowed to own property or have business, have a significant other, contact with your children, a job, or even freedom, as those citizens that piss off even one officer can find themselves behind bars.

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An email sent to: DPS.Feedback@po.state.ct.us

To Connecticut State Police Commissioner Leonard C. Boyle or to whom it may concern:

I’m asking you to act for Justice and the US Constitution, NOT for corrupt friends, cronies, rank and file, and in acting to “Protect the Integrity of the System,” regarding revenue collection and hiding police misconduct.

From what I understand about the legislative process, liaisons from the Connecticut State Police monitor legislation proposed regarding police.

I’m also have been informed complaining to the Governor’s Office about the head of the Connecticut State Police or about the Connecticut State Police is forwarded to the Connecticut State Police with the citizen’s name, address, and other information. The police then respond to the complaint letter. What!!!???

So, I was told that when I proposed Civilian Oversight of Police to elected officials the former Commissioner, Arthur L. Spada was notified of my name and address. I assume officers in my area were given my name and told of Spada’s displeasure with me.

Should someone who pisses off a police commissioner go to prison losing everything? Should someone who pisses off a police commissioner be ridiculed and abused in prison by guards for pissing off the Connecticut State Police, and then KICKED OUT OF THE STATE?

When I complained to Gov. Rowland’s office starting from 1998, asking if Connecticut downtown areas should be run as criminal breeding grounds hurting the economy, quality of life, promoting teenage delinquency, crime, drug and alcohol addiction, and the police would refuse to protect citizens, on police officer whims, and mainly are revenue collection tools, not criminal correctors, I was then harassed, threatened, and was a target for removal from my life and property, to prison, and then forced to leave Connecticut to avoid more prison time.

Mr. Boyle, I’m asking you to have the former head of the Connecticut State Police investigated along with a number of officers, because while under his watch, Connecticut State Police Internal Affairs would either flatly refuse to investigate one of their friends or would just go through the motions doing a lame investigation.

I was told by Connecticut State Police Officers to leave Connecticut, “Or else,” after proposing Civilian Oversight of Police.

After proposing legislation, after I had complained about police officers, after I had been complaining to Rowland’s office and Spada was allegedly notified each time, after I had written Bush because I was so upset about the heroin, crack cocaine, and crime problems hurting business owners and property investors, and AFTER I told Senator Tony Guglielmo that I intended to sue Connecticut State Police for violating my Civil Rights, I was falsely arrested.

Troopers Langlais and Amaral on 10-11-01 refused to take my complaint/statement after I was beaten on my property during a robbery attempt by Brian Caldwell, a police informant, and then committed perjury when I was forced to go to a Connecticut State Police FIXED trial at taxpayer’s expense.

My incarceration for having used pepper spray to end the robbery attempt and beating in my dark driveway cost taxpayers about $74/day for the length of my prison sentence. Loss of my credit, business, and ability to earn a living cost the Connecticut economy.

So many criminals, parasites, and bad behavior was ignored while police looked to take me out, the productive, taxpaying, home owning citizen.

The pair of officers also refused to take my tenant’s complaint regarding their police informant after I was attacked on my own property after he terrorized, stalked, and threatened for weeks.

My assailant left me a voicemail telling me he would attack me when I got home, so for that reason and the fact he told me he would cut my penis off if he caught me out in my yard, I was carrying pepper spray.

Amaral and Langlais committed perjury at my trial saying I never asked to make a complaint against my assailant, where Judge Jonathan Kaplan allegedly a friend of Spada’s, told my lawyer he was not allowed to defend me. A worker for the police was allowed to be jury foreman. The jury was shown a videotape on how to find me guilty but nothing about finding me innocent or anything about reasonable doubt.

So my being found guilty and going to prison was a foregone conclusion before the mock trial.
Can any reasonable person reading the trial transcript or knowing the facts assume I got a fair trial?

Was I forced out of $500,000 in investment properties, my contracting business, my family, and the sum total of my life’s work because I pissed off Arthur L. Spada and other police officers by proposing Civilian Oversight of Police and for what I wrote complaining about police antics in newspapers?

10-12-01 in the early AM, Sgt. Sticca came to see me in my cell at Troop C, Tolland, Connecticut at State Police lock-up. Sticca claimed I ‘confessed’ to crimes. I contacted Major Wheeler and asked him to prosecute Sticca for lying, filing a false police report, obstructing justice, and/or for whatever applied. I heard no more about my supposed confession.

Is claiming, falsely, that an arrested individual ‘confessed’ Connecticut State Police policy? Should lying and committing of crimes be punished when a police officer is the perpetrator?

I contacted Lt. Davoren and explained how I had seen years of crimes, drug use, drug dealing, police catching teen vandals drunk and high smashing my windows and fighting after midnight doing nothing (one later beat a man near death with a baseball bat during a robbery, and the other died in a high speed roll over involving drugs and alcohol a short time after), that teens and others drug dealers would threaten me with arrest if I called police reporting them selling cocaine and heroin off my front yard.

The Connecticut State Police informant who had threatened my life, threatened to cut my penis off while banging on my door after midnight disturbing me and my neighbors, that demanded money from me while threatening to kill me, and who jumped me in the dark, was given immunity to prosecute me to the maximum extent of the law, after being a crime victim, because self-defense is not legal in Connecticut.

But mayhem, assault, threatening, stalking, attempted robbery, and other crimes are ok if committed by a police officer or their informants, right?

Lt. Davoren (now a Captain?) of Troop C told me his only job was to, “Protect the Integrity of the System.” What about enforcing laws on the books, acting in the public’s best interest, honoring the Connecticut Constitution, honoring the US Constitution, acting morally, and what about police acting as more than mere armed revenue collectors?

I wrote Colonel Barry soon after my arrest, and still nothing was done to remedy the injustice and it was allowed to go to completion. Col. Barry later wrote me on how Connecticut Police Officers won’t abuse the MATRIX system, the one touch computer system that allows police to get every record available on a person, phone, medical, court, divorce, and the most personal information. I was concerned as I felt police were abusing their powers BEFORE the MATRIX.

I told Sen. Guglielmo that Connecticut State Police Officers were bragging around town that “Big Mouth” was going to prison BEFORE I even had a trial, They had previously been bragging “Big Mouth” was going to be run out of town and taught a lesson, BEFORE I was arrested.

I complained to Connecticut State Police Internal Affairs, Lt. Wack. Wack told me he wouldn’t investigate his friend Sgt. Sticca and told me officers would be informed of my address and the nature of my allegations, and if I wished to proceed. When I did, he refused to investigate my complaints about Sticca, Ameral, and Langlais.

Stafford Resident Trooper Mulcahey and Stafford Police Officer Prochaska allegedly gave Peter Coukos immunity to sexually harass my young teen daughter, threaten my daughter, threaten me, and to get me out of Connecticut by whatever means. They allegedly offered or possibly offered Coukos the ability to get a pistol permit even though Coukos is allegedly a frequent smoker of marijuanna, an alcoholic, a former or present user of crack cocaine, known to be erratic and seemingly psychotic, and after having gotten a DUI after continually smashing into an African American woman’s car during one of his roadrage incidents.

I was eligible for a program for $100, AR, for first time offenders. I wasn’t offered this program, and when it was found out that I was the victim and I had forced police to do an investigation and my assailant was found to be the cause of the incident, the prosecutor, John Panone, told me that I could not be “unarrested”, which I assume he didn’t want the officers disciplined for police misconduct and me to have a golden reason for a multimillion dollar civil suit.

Are the head officials ok with police perjury and misconduct, promoting crime, drug and alcohol abuse, contributing to the delinquency of minors, promoting misery, and in putting whistleblowers to corruption and abuse of the system in prison?

Is it ok for Connecticut Police Officers to threaten a landlord, if he doesn’t evict tenants that dare have me visit in Stafford Springs after police had kick me out of Stafford and out of Connecticut?

Can police decide who lives in a state, owns a home, has a business, or who has any rights at all in Connecticut?

Please have Internal Affairs investigate Officers Spada, Sticca, Davoren, Wheeler, Barry, Wack, Mulcahey, Prochaska, Desso, Amaral, Langlais, and others involved in the obstruction of justice, retaliation, illegal behavior, preventing a citizen from proposing legislation, violating a citizen’s First, Fourteenth and other Amendments to the US Constitution.

I would also like each investigated as to their adhering to their oaths regarding the Connecticut and US Constitutions.

I complained to Carol Amino of Governor Rowland’s Office February 21, 2003, sending a 10 page fax regarding my complaints against Arthur L. Spada and other members of the Connecticut State Police.

Amino’s response indicated to me that Spada and the former Governor Rowland were aware of me, of my complaints, and that I would be arrested and serve more prison time if I pursued justice and having my complaints heard.

Should a Governor and the head of a police force act together to protect corrupt practices and official criminals?

It is my belief that top Connecticut State Police brass were instrumental in making Rowland feeling comfortable enough to arrogantly enrich himself and his friends, in giving State Police Carte Blanche, in obstructing justice, violating citizen’s rights, punishing whistleblowers, falsifying documents, committing perjury filing false reports, and retaliating against those breaking ranks, including going after caring judges. I believe the judicial, legislative, and executive branches of government are really run by the Connecticut State Police Commissioner.

Is Connecticut a Police State?

If it isn’t I’m asking you to investigate my accusations. If you can’t or won’t investigate, nor act Constitutionally, why shouldn’t concerned citizens act through the Federal Court System to Abolish the Connecticut State Police with the same statutes used to dismantle the Mafia?

Thank you,

Steven G. Erickson
PO Box 730
Enfield, CT 06083

Email: stevengerickson@yahoo.com

This post (click) is an expanded version of this letter and contains links to police complaints not taken, names names, has a link to my picture and much more.

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Mark Gaines Police Misconduct Website lists the bad cops

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The History of Abuse of Citizens arbitrarily caught up in the legal system

How can there not STILL be corruption?
(a post asking why a former corrupt governor, John G. Rowland's, staff members are answering Gov. Rell's phones)

Legislators are given a corrupt judge's name, Jonathan Kaplan, and proof of illegal behavior, the judge still sit abusing more citizens, thumbing his nose at the Constitution.

An open letter to Governor Rell and reasons she should pardon me

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

The Beginning of the End, for the Connecticut State Police?

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The text below is part 2 of a FreeSpeech.com January 20, 2005, post:

(click) for part 1

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An email sent to: DPS.Feedback@po.state.ct.us

Dear Commissioner Leonard C. Boyle, or to whom it may concern at the Connecticut State Police:

Please take note of today’s date.

It may or may not be a significant date, and that might be up to at least one of you. It might be Ground Zero for the Connecticut State Police being Abolished.

I’m asking that there be a crack in the Blue Wall of Silence, and of abuse.

A citizen who proposes laws to elected officials FORCING police to actually protect and serve all citizens equally and respectfully should not yield the same retaliation mode of an entire police force similar to my standing up on the serving table at a formal Policeman’s Ball and squatting over the punchbowl, taking a dump.

I’m asking that Connecticut State Police Internal Affairs actually take and thoroughly investigate complaints lodged against any Connecticut Police Officer, State or Local.

I’m asking that this complaint regarding Arthur L. Spada be forwarded to Connecticut State Police Internal Affairs, the Connecticut Attorney General, and the US Attorney for Connecticut.

Mr. Leonard, or to any Connecticut Officer reading this post, please do the right thing, and do your job, please see that this matter is brought to the attention of those that I have requested you contact.

Reading the Connecticut and US Constitution and then examining the behavior of Spada, Rowland, some members of the Judiciary should allow the shit to properly hit the fan.

Rowland resigning as Governor is merely a Band-Aid on a huge puss infested wound of corruption and abuse.

Should the Connecticut State Police continue to be part of the corruption problem?

A Judge with Morals, a Target of a Corrupt State Police

My complaints against former police commissioner, Arthur L. Spada, and complaints to internal affairs, not taken.

A past FreeSpeech.com post on Police Commissioner Leonard C. Boyle

Should Police decide what you are allowed to say?
(post has picture of Connecticut State Police Commissioner, Leonard C. Boyle)

My letter to Bush weeks before my arrest for testing the 1st Amendment complaining my 14th Amendment rights had been violated.

My favorite links
includes: “Can cops rape, rob, beat, and murder with immunity?"

More Links

Cleaning house is painful, expensive, and a great number of heads need to roll, but if the US and Connecticut Constitution, and your official oaths to uphold both, actually apply, I am asking that that you prove both to have more utility than toilet paper.

Should concerned citizens sue you in Federal Court, using the same statutes to bring down Mafia King Pins be used on you and in dismantling the Connecticut State Police? Well, I ask you to clean house yourself and clean house yourself.

It tells me volumes if a Connecticut Judge exposing improper investigation techniques and questionable behavior of Connecticut State Police officers can be targeted by the State Police, maliciously investigated, harassed, and forced to retire early in silence to avoid malicious prosecution himself to keep a Nazi and Mafia-like organization from cleaning itself up, are any of us really safe?

Police harassed me, threaten me, told me to leave Connecticut, and followed me around for complaining about crime, not those selling and using heroin and crack cocaine near my Stafford Springs Connecticut properties. They did little about the crime, drug dealing, teens drinking, vandalism, prostitution, and mainly concentrated on revenue collection duties on people easy to find and to fine.

Youths would not have died, become lifetime criminal parasites, addicts, and crime would be reduced if police were responsive to downtown business and property owners and were willing to address quality of life issues by actually doing their jobs and honoring their oaths.

The economy is hurt by ruining productive Americans, splitting up their families while virtually ignoring the common criminal parasites leaving them to commit crime after crime, spreading their immoral lifestyle to future generations. Thanks Connecticut.

These two posts best describe my core beef with the Connecticut State Police:

Abolish the Connecticut State Police

Complaining about Police and the Courts unfairness and corruption can also lead to police harassment, arrests, loss of family and the sum total of one’s life’s work, and a prison sentence to silence and punish those little people, mere average citizens, that dare insult or Anger the Gods, or those that perceive themselves as Gods, the rank and file, Police Brass, and any court officials that play with people’s lives taking sick pleasure in arbitrarily ruining lives and giving criminals friends, family, and associates immunity to punish whistleblowers, punish Big Mouths, act out on vendettas, take out a rival for affection of a desired object or business, keep officials from being punished for misconduct and illegal acts, and sometimes just for fun.

Threaten to sue the Connecticut State Police, a Connecticut Town Police, or the State of Connecticut, and find yourself followed around by the police, losing your job because of police activities and threats, having your family, romantic partner, friends targeted by police with them knowing to end the hazing they have to give in to police and to give police false statements and/or end contact with you.

Prison is a real threat, and possibility, if you propose laws angering police, are printed in newspapers critical of police or even talk to news reporters regarding improper police or judicial misconduct, and if you threaten to sue for your civil rights.

Donald Christmas of Enfield, Connecticut knows this firsthand as do I. Complain about a judge and find yourself arrested and your family either gone or you are legally bound by court order from seeing them.

Christopher Kennedy of Ellington, Connecticut found himself arrested, facing prison, and was legally barred from possibly ever seeing his 3 kids again by legal order. The reason that Judge Jonathan Kaplan allegedly gave for doing this, Chris had to be unstable lodging complaints against a judge and therefore is a danger to his own family. What!!!???

I also tried to have Judge Jonathan Kaplan fired through State Senator Tony Guglielmo, former Representative, Mordasky, and through my own lobbying efforts as a member of an Enfield and Hartford Landlord Association member.

For trying to have Judge Kaplan removed for bias and improper conduct of a judge, trying to have the prosecutor fired that eventually prosecuted me, lodging complaints against police officers, spouting off in newspapers, redressing grievances to elected officials, and threatening to sue the Connecticut State Police for civil rights violations BEFORE I had any criminal legal trouble and AFTER was sentenced to a year in prison, 3 years probation for resisting a police informant that was sent to harass me out of Connecticut, after he finally caught me out in my dark driveway and I ended the beating I was taking with pepper spray.

Sgt. Sticca of Troop C, Connecticut State Police, claimed I confessed to crimes, Oct. 12, 2001. I asked Major Wheeler to play back the holding cell tapes and play back the audio for my time in police custody and then arrest Sgt. Sticca and charge him with making a false statement to police and/or for filing a false police report.

I never heard about my ‘supposed confession’ ever again.

I complained to Lt. Wack of Connecticut State Police Internal Affairs, Feb. 14, 2004, and he told me Sticca was a friend of his and Internal Affairs would not investigate my complaints when I talked to Wack by phone Feb. 21, 2003.

I faxed 10 pages of evidence of Connecticut State Police Misconduct, and alleged improper and illegal activities of Arthur L. Spada to prevent me from proposing legislation to direct police and in pissing him off, that directly resulted in my incarceration, rigged trial, Connecticut State Police Officer perjury of Langlais and Amaral, Trooper Mulcahey giving another criminal immunity to harass me and my daughter out of Connecticut and to face arrest if I tried to have my tormentor arrested or prosecuted, for the abuse and ridicule I received from prison guards for my “feud with Connecticut State Police” over lack of protection and service, and my being given an hour to pack up and leave Connecticut or go back to prison for years, as my probation officer told me she was sick of receiving calls regarding me, I assume from Connecticut State Police Officials telling her to violate me, that she would violate me, and I would be sent back to prison, if I didn’t agree to leave Connecticut.

I contacted former Gov. Rowland’s office and talked to Carol Amino after she was in possession of my ten page fax. My impression of the conversation with Amino was that Rowland and the former Police Commissioner, Arthur L. Spada were aware of me, my accusations, my plight, and Amino seemed to threaten me with more prison if I continued complaining. What!!!???

I contacted the various media, the U.S. Attorney for Connecticut, the Attorney General, and Fox News and/or about Feb. 21, 2003.

So, do you have to ask yourself would Rowland have been forced to resign from having been investigated by the Feds, if I hadn’t contacted them and the media, so what do you think?

Would Governor Rell have asked for Spada’s resignation in disgrace, if I hadn’t lobbied every almost every elected official in Connecticut and because of my repeated calls, emails, and letters to Rell’s officer, so am I the reason Spada isn’t the current Connecticut State Police Commissioner?

If Rowland, Spada, and Judge Jonathan Kaplan actually find themselves in Federal Prison, do you think they will ask themselves if, I alone, could have been the catalyst to their demise?

Connecticut State Police Officers were bragging that “Big Mouth” would be shut up, run out of town, and taught a lesson before I was even arrested.

Connecticut State Police Officers were bragging that I would be going to prison before I even had a trial. I went to State Sen. Tony Guglielmo and informed him that State Police Officers were bragging that I was going to prison BEFORE I even endured the rigged trial.

Are Connecticut State Troopers merely Armed Bullies?

I invested in 2 boarded up multi family houses in Stafford Springs and a 2 family house in Somersville Connecticut. I spent 100’s of thousands of dollars and years of my life fixing up these properties for my income and retirement.

Because I complained about heroin, crack cocaine, and other drugs being sold and used on my property, about teens drinking and selling drugs all hours off my front yard, break-ins, assaults, threats, prostitution, vandalism, fencing of stolen goods, etc. Connecticut State Police officers virtually ignored the criminals, except for using them as revenue collection and acting out on police vendetta tools, to target me for complaining. Is that what a respectable police force should be up to, and why shouldn’t citizens such as me, sue Federally to disband the Connecticut State

Police, and to make sure Police Misconduct is addressed and punished?

On more than one occasion criminals, drug dealers, and police informants were allowed, encouraged, and given immunity from prosecution to attack and harass me out of Connecticut, but Connecticut State Police Officers, to threaten me, threaten my life, threaten and sexually harass my young teen daughter, stalk and terrorize me, destroy and steal my property, assault me, and even to attempt to rob and cause me severe bodily injury.

It is alleged that Trooper Mulcahey and Stafford Officer Prochaska, offered Peter Coukos immunity from prosecution and incentives to harass me out of Stafford Springs and Connecticut. The officers probably were alarmed with my having proposed Civilian Oversight of Police with quality questionnaires going out to those needing police protection and service, having to actually act in the public’s best interest, not just acting merely as armed revenue collectors to elected officials as proposed legislation, for what I wrote exposing police corruption, misconduct, and laziness in newspapers, and for threatening to sue police for violating my civil rights.

Peter Coukos is allegedly an alcoholic that has a history of abusing mind altering prescription drugs, attended Narcotics Anonymous meetings for an addiction to crack cocaine, allegedly frequents prostitutes, harasses and threatens elderly women (police have been called numerous times for this heinous behavior), has a liking for underage girls offering money for sex, and was allegedly arrested and convicted for drunk driving for allegedly road raging against an African American woman repeatedly slamming his car into hers over and over, while intoxicated.

It is alleged that Connecticut State Police were instrumental in getting Peter Coukos a permit to carry concealed pistols, a gun permit, for harassing me and getting me to leave Stafford Springs, Connecticut. WHAT!!!???

Why would Connecticut State Police Officers, ignore prostitution, thefts, fencing of stolen goods, teens drinking and drugging it up, vandalism after midnight in front of officers while drunk teens fought smashing my windows, threats against me reported to them, assaults reported, rapes committed against underage girls, a drug dealer that shoots a pig in the head (picture and post) with his illegal pistol, a drug dealer that sells stolen firearms, a couple that neglects and leaves their children alone while out drinking, smoking crack, and shooting up heroin, and other countless criminals, misdemeanors, and felonies.

Steven G. Erickson
PO Box 730
Enfield, CT 06083

My email: stevengerickson@yahoo.com

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The History of Abuse of Citizens arbitrarily caught up in the legal system

How can there not STILL be corruption?
(a post asking why a former corrupt governor, John G. Rowland's, staff members are answering Gov. Rell's phones)

Legislators are given a corrupt judge's name, Jonathan Kaplan, and proof of illegal behavior, the judge still sit abusing more citizens, thumbing his nose at the Constitution.

An open letter to Governor Rell and reasons she should pardon me

Monday, January 17, 2005

The Continuing Kennedy Saga

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No, I’m not talking about the Kennedy clan you might all know well. I’m talking about Christopher Kennedy of Ellington, Connecitut.

Can Whistleblowers and those that attempt to lodge complaints against judges, prosecutors, and police officers suffer arrest, loss of family, possessions, their job, freedom, and in too many cases inappropriately and illegally be incarcerated.

Email sent to me today:

Cksubs@aol.com (Chris Kennedy's email address)
Date:
Mon, 17 Jan 2005 07:50:40 EST
Subject: Re:

To:
stevengerickson@yahoo.com , Kylene.Fredrick@cga.ct.gov

The Appellate court dismissed two appeals on restraining orders granted by judge Kaplan and by Judge Klaczak Last Week. This appeal was heard "En Banc" which means by the full court, all 9 justices. Corruption continues at the highest level in Connecticut and no one has the power to stop it.

This means Judge Kaplan:
- Can condemn a person's ethical background.
- that parenting is not a god given right
- Ex parte Communication is acceptable
- State Statutes, practice book and supreme court rules can be ignored
- Restraining orders do not require abuse
- Can tell State Prosecutors how to handle cases and who to arrest
- can remove your children after stating they have nothing to do with this case and are not in any harm.
- Judges can collude and conspire against whistle blowers......etc.

Judge Klaczak can remove your children for filing a complaint against judge Kaplan

By the very caselaw the appellate court referenced, a case cannot be dismissed if there is ongoing legal action, if constitutionality is challenged or if there is abuse of justice.

I challenged the constitutionality and abuse of power by Kaplan and Klaczak and I go infront of the appellate court on January 20, in three days.

THE NOTICE FOR DISMISSING THE CASES BOTH REFRENCE JUDGE JONATHAN KAPLAN, NOT JUDGE LAWRENCE KLACZAK.

On the Day of Martin Luther King, I cannot believe Connecticut allows such corruption to continue. Civil disobedience and public protesting is our only avenue.

Chris Kennedy
Ellinton CT 06029
860-871-8538

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(email sent to State Sen Kissel's, of Enfield, CT, aid Kylene and to Chris Kennedy):

In a message dated 1/15/2005 8:27:01 PM Eastern Standard Time, stevengerickson@yahoo.com writes:
Thank you.

Sorry, for my incorrect way of addressing you.

I think Judge Jonathan Kaplan should be investigated federally and should be doing time.

Citizens should not fear speaking out in newspapers and in lodging complaints against officials that act illegally. How fair is that?

Liaisons from the Connecticut State Police and judiciary tell legislators whether they can or can't legislate.

Chris Kennedy lost all contact with his kids and has unnecessarily been arrested, and may face prison, if Kaplan has his way.

Don Christmas of Enfield, CT, complained about the judicial system and police officers and he was attacked on his property by a police officer's 16 year old girlfriend. She was given immunity to prosecute Donny and Donny faced a year and a half in prison no deals, and nearly lost his rental properties and seeing the birth of his 2nd child.

I tried to have Kaplan removed for bias, proposed Civilian Oversight of Police, and threatened to sue for violation of my civil rights, I then lost $500,000 in rental property, my daughter dog, and the sum total of my life's work.

I'm beginning to think the justice system in run like the Mafia, especially in Connecticut.

I did nothing wrong coming home from a double shift of work to my dark driveway. I had been terrorized for weeks by a police informant that told my tenants he was going to kill me and left voicemails saying the same thing. He beat me while threatening my life. I ended the assault on me with pepperspray. The follow up police report calls me the victim.

He was given immunity to prosecute me. The judge, prosecutor, and police officer knew I was attacked on my property after being stalked and terrorized for weeks and were fine with knowing I lost my home, family, dog, credit, property and freedom- the sum total of my life.

Is this how it should be in America?

Thank you for responding and is there anything that can be done to remedy my situation and for others suffering after having blown the whistle on corruption?

Thank you,

Steven G. Erickson
PO Box 730
Enfield, CT 06083

cell [snipped]

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"Fredrick, Kylene" wrote:

Dear Mr. Erickson,

Below is the email that we received from the Judicial Department'slegislative staff.

I hope this information serves as helpful to you:Hi Kylene, I hope you're having a good day. I took a look at the e-mail from Mr.Erickson. I can't speak for the Judicial Review Council, but I can tell you that theinformation that Mr. Erickson wrote is incorrect.

CGS 51-51k sets forth the membership.

The JRC consists of judges, attorneys, and individuals who areneither judges or attorneys.

Subsequent sections also set forth theirprocedures when investigating complaints. The only other thing that I can suggest is that a member of the public cancertainly testify in opposition to a judge at his or her next re-appointmenthearing before the Judiciary Committee.

In the case of Judge Kaplan, thiswould be in 2010, as he was just re-appointed in 2002.

I hope this info is helpful to you. Take care, Stephen

-----Original Message-----From: Fredrick, Kylene [mailto:Kylene.Fredrick@cga.ct.gov]

Sent: Friday, January 14, 2005 2:13 PMTo: 'stephen.ment@jud.state.ct.us'

Subject: FW: The Justice System in Connecticut, and a plea to removea judge

Hello Stephen, Below is the latest email the Senator received from his constituent,
Mr. Steven Erickson.

Kylene

-----Original Message

-----From: Steven Erickson [mailto:stevengerickson@yahoo.com]
Sent: Friday, January 14, 2005 10:58 AM

To: Kylene.Fredrick@cga.ct.gov; christopher.kennedy@pw.utc.com

Subject: RE: The Justice System in Connecticut, and a plea to removea judge

Mr. Kylene, Thank you for getting back to me.

I tried complaining to the judicial review board about Judge Jonathan Kaplan.

They refused to investigate and conduct a hearing. The trialtranscripts are a smoking gun of abuse of the system and the US Constitution.

The Judicial Review Council is made up of a judge or judges that Ifeel protect their own.

Christopher Kennedy has also lodged a complaint against Judge Kaplanand I'm sending him a copy of your email.

What is alarming about complaining about a judge, prosecutor, and/ora judge in Connecticut is that it can result in arrests, prison time, lossof family, friends, job, home, credit, retirement, and the sum total ofone's life.

There are a growing number of Americans in Connecticut are afraid to test Free Speech and in daring to complain about criminal activities and abuse of the system regarding police and members of the judiciary.

Are THEY not subject to the same laws WE are?

These are alarming facts, if Connecticut is being run in any semblance of a Democratic Republic style.

I've been railroaded and ruined testing the 1st Amendment complaining my 14th Amendment and other rights have been violated.

Whistleblowers and those speaking out about corrupt Connecticutofficials are officially targeted, investigated, threatened, and harshly ground up and down, through the system.

Please help me and others that have had their lives ground to a pulp.

Thank you,

Steven G. Erickson
PO Box 730
Enfield, CT 06083

Cell [snipped]

Kylene FredrickLegislative Aide to State Senator John A. Kissel
Senate Republican Office(860) 240-0531

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Courts aren’t set up for admitting to making mistakes, nor correcting them

Whose side are lawyers really on?

Dr. Martin Luther King and his arrest photo

The Symptoms of an Out of Control Legal System
(be prepared to spot your underwear if you’re law enforcement or court worker)

Anatomy of the Downfall of the United States of America

Niggers and Second Class Citizens

Are there unnamed factions in the US, similar to the KKK?

A Too Common Injustice Scenario

Are U.S. Courts still racist, but now just a little more slick about it?
(check out the disparity in sentencing and abuse of the process)

Sunday, January 16, 2005

Mark Gaines Police Abuse and Misconduct Website

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Post contains list of bad PD and what to do if stopped by police.

Saturday, January 15, 2005

Is our legal system being run by morons and deviants?

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Pictures and more to go with the below post found on FreeSpeech.com (here)

A cop killer should have been supervised and his lengthy criminal record and behavior should have raised suspicions.

If the cops, courts, and other officials weren’t so busy enriching themselves and their friends, collecting revenue for the state, acting out on vendettas, looking for a piece of ass while working, and wreaking havoc on hardworking, taxpayer's lives, especially divorced fathers, landlords, downtown property owners, and self-employed people, maybe the cop wouldn’t have been killed and maybe we’d have a little semblance of justice in America.

-Steven G. Erickson aka Vikingas

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Probation Officials' Serious Error

Killer Of Newington Police Officer Was Unsupervised, Despite Long Record Of Arrests

January 15, 2005 By DWIGHT F. BLINT And MARYELLEN FILLO, Hartford Courant Staff Writers

The state judicial branch admitted Friday that a "serious mistake" by probation officials allowed the man who shot and killed a Newington police officer to elude the kind of supervision that might have prevented the killing.

An error that mistakenly terminated Bruce A. Carrier's three-year probation allowed him to walk out of jail in June 2002 with no supervision. He never had any contact with a probation officer, and the conditions of his release - such as having no weapons, no contact with his girlfriend, Mary Fletcher, and attending anger management classes - were never met.

Carrier, according to court officials, should have remained under the supervision of probation officials through at least Jan. 4, 2005 - with 11/2 years of potential prison time hanging over his head. Instead, five days before his probation would have ended, he fatally shot Newington Master Police Officer Peter Lavery with an altered assault rifle, and then turned a gun on himself following a lengthy standoff at Fletcher's house in Newington.

Court officials said they have begun an internal investigation to determine how the error - which Chief Court Administrator Judge Joseph H. Pellegrino described as a "serious mistake" - occurred and to take any necessary corrective measures.

An internal audit has been ordered of the probation office at Superior Court in New Britain to determine if similar mistakes occurred with any other cases. The officials said they believe this was an isolated incident - one that might have had tragic consequences.

"I am saddened by the knowledge that this information may add to the terrible grief that Officer Lavery's family is going through, and I would like to extend my heartfelt sympathy to them," said William H. Carbone, executive director of the Court Support Services Division.

Improvements in the computer tracking system of offenders have been made since 2002, court officials said, and they hope those changes will allow for better management of parole cases.

"We need to make the system as foolproof as humanly possible," Pellegrino said.

"I have directed the Court Support Services Division, which oversees adult probation, to give this matter the highest priority and can assure you that we are doing everything possible to make sure this does not happen again."

A 45-year-old divorced father of three, Carrier was forced to resign from his state correction officer job in 2000 after his January 1999 arrest for assaulting Fletcher and her daughter. The New Britain native was known to have a fascination with guns and ammunition and a history of domestic violence and abusing alcohol.

Carrier's aunt, Gertrude Ouellette, said that if not for the probation error, her nephew might have received some critical professional help that would have changed the direction of his life.

"We tried to help him and failed," she said.

"Maybe there would have been someone who could have helped him after he got out of jail."

John DiNardi, a retired Newington police officer who worked with Lavery, said that he was upset, but not surprised, by news of the mistake.

"There's probably another person out there like [Carrier] and another powder keg waiting to explode," he said.

"It's unfortunate and the tough question to answer is ... who should be blamed?"

According to court records, police were called to the home shared by Fletcher and Carrier on Jan. 10, 1999, after he sprayed her and her teenage daughter, Ryan, with Mace during an argument sparked by Fletcher's decision to hide one of his handguns.

After police responded, they found an assault weapon, several rifles and shotguns, hundreds of rounds of ammunition and a large firecracker that police said had the explosive power of a quarter-stick of dynamite.

On March 6, 2000, he was convicted of third-degree assault, three counts of reckless endangerment and possession of an assault weapon. He was sentenced to a two-year suspended sentence and three years' probation.

Under the terms of his probation, Carrier was ordered to have no weapons, have no contact with Fletcher, attend anger management classes, make restitution for Fletcher's medical expenses and perform 75 hours of community service.

Court officials said that Carrier met with New Britain probation officials on March 6 and again on April 10 for his intake and assessment, but failed to return again after being assigned to a probation officer, Denise Tarro.

"Mr. Carrier failed to report, call, correspond or comply with special conditions as instructed, despite numerous attempts to gain compliance," court officials said.

About the same time that Carrier was on probation, the New Britain Office of Adult Probation had an extremely heavy caseload, was understaffed and frequently failed to obtain speedy approval for the arrests of convicts who had violated probation.

For example, convicted drug dealer William Gonzalez, a defendant also under Tarro's supervision, was not tracked for months, and the office failed to apply for an arrest warrant for probation violations in a timely fashion. Gonzalez was arrested only after he used a baseball bat to assault and rob a fuel oil deliveryman, who barely survived the attack.

Similarly, while Carrier was on probation, Stonington police arrested him twice in June 2000. He was cited for motor vehicle violations, then arrested the following day for third-degree assault and breach of peace after a witness saw him strike Fletcher in the face.Tarro, who could not be reached for comment, has been removed from supervising defendants, court officials said Friday. She is now conducting the intake and assessment of defendants while the investigation continues.

On Aug. 9, 2000, a warrant was issued for Carrier's arrest for violating his probation and for failing to appear in court on various charges brought against him since March. He was arrested on Aug. 16 and released after posting bail of $1,000.

He was then dropped from probation supervision while the probation violation was being adjudicated in court. "It's pointless to monitor a case that you've got a warrant on," Carbone said.

On Jan 10, 2002, Carrier was sentenced to two years in prison for probation violations and other charges, suspended after 150 days. Three years of probation would then follow under the conditions imposed in March 2000. He was released from incarceration on June 7, 2002.

Because someone in the adult probation office had mistakenly closed Carrier's file, probation officials never realized that they were supposed to continue tracking him.

Carbone said that the case was "terminated" after a "T" was typed into Carrier's file in the department's computerized tracking system. It is not known which employee made the error.

The mistake was discovered after a Courant reporter questioned Carrier's probationary history and record of subsequent arrests.

Carbone said that the error might have occurred because under the prior tracking system, a probation employee would have to review several pages of information when updating an offender's file. A critical page of data might have been overlooked. Carbone said he does not think that the mistake was intentional.

"I don't believe anything of that nature was going on."

During the time that he should have been under supervised probation, Carrier was arrested two more times - in East Hampton in March 2003 for operating under suspension and other motor vehicle offenses, and in April 2003 on similar charges in Berlin. He served 30 days in prison in July 2003 for those violations.

James Lavery, Peter Lavery's brother and a retired Newington police officer, said that he would rather not speculate on whether proper probation supervision might have saved his brother's life.

"I think this points out how busy the probation department in New Britain is," he said.

"I know how overworked they are."

Newington Police Chief Richard Mulhall said he doesn't think that there would have been a difference in the events of Dec. 30-31 if Carrier's probation had been properly monitored.

"I'd have to see the kind of probation criteria there were, but I wouldn't think it would have an effect," he said.

"We loved our brother dearly, but nothing is going to help him now," said Lavery's sister, Nora Petrash.

Carrier's long history of trouble with the law, a pdf file

The above came from the Hartford Courant website.

Fair use of copyrighted material

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My email to incoming Gov. Rell of Connecticut regarding Rowland and corruption

How can there not still be sleaze in the Connecticut Governor’s Office, if former Rowland aids are answering Rell’s phones? (post)

Can cops rape, rob, beat, and murder with immunity?
(post contains pictures of young adults brutalized by police, and picture of a 1978 Chevrolet Corvette and one of the houses I fixed up from a boarded up condition)

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