Monday, December 31, 2007

Report: New Haven detective under internal investigation

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[click here] for post with video links from Channel 8 Connecticut

New Haven (WTNH) _ More allegations of money misconduct within the ranks of the New Haven Police Department. Several more New Haven officers are at the center of an investigation focusing on just where department dollars really ended up.

"I have a very intensive internal affairs investigation on-going into several members of the department in regards to the detective bureau," Chief Francisco Ortiz of the New Haven Police Department said.

In particular, their use of the informant fund -- money set aside to pay people who help police officers with investigations. It's often hundreds -- even thousands of dollars -- and at least one long time veteran of the force. Detective Clarence Willoughby is under scrutiny. But there are others and the fund has now been frozen.

"We're gonna audit the entire informant fund going back as far as we can in regards to the integrity of those funds," Ortiz said.

On the heels of this most recent allegation of corruption, news surfaced that Assistant Chief Herman Badger will retire in January. Badger has been Ortiz's right-hand man for sometime. Before becoming Assistant Chief, he was in charge of the detective division since 2003.

The mayor says the timing is just coincidental.

"The issue that he presented to me when he came to see me was purely personal, financial and family-related, I'm not aware of anything else with regard to his departure," New Haven Mayor John Destefano said.

The State's Attorney's Office is now looking into the workings of the detective bureau -- and possible criminal charges pending for more than one high-ranking member of the force. All of this has people in the community questioning those sworn to protect and serve.

"It's not right, they're supposed to be protecting the people and it seems like they're helping themselves," Teddy Derrien of New Haven said.

"I believe there's a lot of corruption in the police department, I'm glad they got the ones that they did already and I'm sure there's a lot more running around there," Carmella Stankiewicz of New Haven said.

Mayor Destefano says they're hoping to have the new chief named by late March or early April. He says he called Yale personally to ask them to hold off on Chief Ortiz coming over to work for them and they agreed.

The above [found here]

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Should Connecticut State Police Officers be offering married women $10,000 to sleep with targets of their secret Connecticut State Police "Enemies List" so citizens can be falsely arrested and imprisoned to shut them up? Is this more abuse of the unlimited, taxpayer paid "Informants Fund" [click for more]

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Do you want to score drugs?

Lt. William White (Photo: New Haven Register)

Well, Connecticut cops might have the strongest drugs at the best prices. Want to score "jail bait"? Again you might want to ask a Connecticut Police Officer. There are a greater percentage of good officers, why are they so often silent?

[click for more on the above]

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Cops transitioning into Criminals
The Informant System [click here]

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Are U.S. Courts still racist, but now just a little more slick about it?

Should a Black male in Connecticut get a year in prison for resisting being beaten with an iron, after his former girlfriend, a White nurse and mother, broke into his home while he slept? Should the girlfriend have been violated on probation for violating her restraining order and committing felony assault. There you go, justice is Black and White and Unfair, click [link] for more.

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Connecticut State Police and police in Connecticut towns and cities have long had a questionable relationship with "informants". These informants are drug dealers, vandals, prostitutes, thieves, fences, organized crime, wayward teens, and common criminal parasites.

Police officers can help themselves to informant funds as they aren't closely monitored. Informants can often keep half the drugs they score and half the money they use to set up other, bigger fish, so the cops get a big "Hollywood" bust, confiscating as much cash, assets, and property as possible. Officers are also required to "make a mark in the book" meaning they are required to make arrests on a schedule. If an officer doesn't have anyone under investigation, the easier way to keep making marks in the book is to set citizens up. [click for more on this theme]

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The Connecticut Judicial Branch and Courts have their own taxpayer defrauding scheme going on [click here]

[click here] for my 9-15-01 letter to President George W. Bush. I was so fed up with the Connecticut State Police threatening me, telling me I was kicked out of Connecticut, and that they would not protect and serve me because I was stupid for buying property in a crime area. Police and there informants terrorized me out of [these properties] and I was railroaded to prison for having resisted being mugged on my property 10-11-01, notice the two dates mentioned in this paragraph.

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[click here] for a list of all my videos

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Stephen Murzin was stabbed 13 times by a felon on probation, a police informant. 2 others were also stabbed in the melee. A judge didn’t even violate the felon on probation for 3 counts of attempted murder. [click for proof] Stephen Murzin had made a police misconduct complaint. This is proof there is illegal collusion between judges and police in Connecticut court cases. Why should police be able to pay informants $10,000 cash to kill citizens and officers don't have to fear prison?

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[click here] for a post where I ask former Connecticut State Police Commissioner and Connecticut Judge, Arthur L. Spada if he ran or was a customer at a brothel, a "rub and tug", full of prostitutes that may have exclusively serviced defense attorneys, prosecutors, legislators, judges, and police.

[click here] for a post on the improper relationships judges, prosecutors, and police can have with prostitutes:

Two Judicial Branch employees blow the whistle on what a hostile work environment the courts are at an official public meeting 12-6-2007, how files and computer hard drives are tampered with, about obstruction of justice, racketeering, bid rigging at the Bridgeport Superior Court, and abuse that goes on out of Connecticut Courts:

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Sunday, December 30, 2007

Qualified Immunity

Third Circuit Rejects Constitutional Claims from Domestic Violence Victim

Friday, September 14th, 2007

Burella v. City of Philadelphia, 04-1157 (3rd Cir., Sept. 13, 2007)

This Third Circuit decision involves an all-too-common tale of domestic abuse turned deadly, and all-too-common allegations that the police failed to protect an abused woman from her psychotic estranged husband. (Fortunately, in this case, the abused wife survived her husband’s murder-suicide plan, though with serious injuries.) The Supreme Court recently dealt with a similar case from the Tenth Circuit, concluding that the police’s failure to arrest an abusive husband did not amount to a Due Process or Equal Protection violation.

But this case has an additional twist: the psychotic husband was a police officer. Nonetheless, this is a distinction without a difference, as the Third Circuit concludes that there is no reason to turn law enforcement’s failings into a constitutional case. The majority explains:

The facts Jill Burella alleges, if true, reveal a terrible deficiency on the part of the Philadelphia Police Department in responding to her complaints of domestic abuse. Binding precedent nevertheless compels our conclusion that the officers’ failure to arrest her husband, or to handle her complaints more competently, did not violate her constitutional right to due process or equal protection of the law.

Judge Ambro concurs to note that the plaintiff may have a very strong tort case, just not a constitutional one. Of course, he also notes that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has not waived its sovereign immunity for these types of tort claims. [more Qualified Immunity posts]

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Connecticut State Police Murder/Suicide incidents

Is there not enough oversight of police in Connecticut, and is murder/suicide, spousal beatings, and police misconduct out of control telling all that police can't police themselves?

Michael Bochicchio, a retired Major in the Connecticut State Police, kills himself, kills his wife

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Excerpt: ... In the days before the shooting, Diaz learned he was about to be arrested by West Hartford police for illegally using a state police computer to identify the owner of a car parked in McDermott's driveway. He also learned he would be the subject of a second state police internal affairs investigation - one that probably would cost him the job he loved.

Victor Diaz

Ciara McDermott

[click here] for more on the above story

Where did Michael Bochicchio get $176,000 to just go out and blow gambling? Why did he kill himself, his wife, and wound his wife's lawyer trying to kill her? Was this "officer" trying to keep his friends and the Connecticut State Police from being implicated in a massive conspiracy, obstruction of justice, racketeering, and organized crime schemes, a syndicate of criminal operations of the Connecticut State Police?

Michael Bochicchio, a retired Major in the Connecticut State Police Posted by Hello
[click here] for more on Bochicchio

Note: any links in this or any other blog, no longer go to intended posts

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Donald L. Christmas, allegedly, falsely accused of being a father guilty of spousal abuse after complaining about police, judicial, prosecutorial, and DCF misconduct, retaliation?:
Police, Prostitutes, and Railroading Landlords to Prison

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Donny Christmas speaks about what happens to landlords in Connecticut. It is all over, but especially in Enfield, Thompsonville, Stafford Springs, etc.

More about Connecticut cops and prostitutes:

More about what is happening all over Connecticut regarding DCF, Police, the Judiciary, Attorneys, and Officials. It is about misconduct and greed, more:

This story involved Judidial Misconduct of Connecticut Judge Scheinblum, Howard of the Enfield Superior Court. It also involves police misconduct.


The Connecticut Police Accreditation Coalition (CONN-PAC) is comprised of departments from Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island who are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., or who are actively involved in the process of self-assessment, and working towards their goal of national accreditation.

In addition, the group also includes departments from throughout Connecticut who are involved in the State Certification/Accreditation program, through the Connecticut Police Chief's Association. [website]

Self-assessment doesn't work!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

The Connecticut State Police on Probation

I just did a google search on "accreditation Connecticut State Police" not in quotes and [this entry] came up #1.

To: text: I would like to see that the Connecticut State Police are violated on probation. Please see [this post] for reasons.
Calea website [click here]

Connecticut State Police misconduct, the latest embarrassment, Troop G, [click here for story]

Is there still "Gay Bashing" going on within the ranks of the Connecticut State Police?:

CT Officers ask AG to investigate state police
By Beth Berlo

GOAL/NE Vice President, Det. Michael Carney

Following what the Gay Officers Action League (GOAL) of New England has described as a series of discarded complaints in the internal affairs department at the Connecticut State Police, the organization is now asking the state’s attorney general to step in. [click here for more]

Justice and Political Influence is For Sale

A blow job, car crash, politically powerful man dead, and alleged police/court tampering, skewed investigations, and harassment allegedly orchestrated out of a governor's office. ...

Neil Esposito, millionaire, and former Connecticut Governor John G. Rowland cohort, died driving drunk while Heather Specyalski was allegedly giving him oral sex. Heather ended up in a coma for 3 months, and the original Connecticut State Police report had Neil driving. Neils heirs didn't want Heather getting just compensation for pain and suffering and allegedly contacted Connecticut State Police brass about changing their official findings. Should Colonel Edward J. Lynch of the Connecticut State Police allegedly get away with fixing State Police investigations for the rich, elite, and connected in Connecticut? [click here for more]

Are the Connecticut State Police still targeting judges that question their misconduct, bogus investigations, and absolute culture of corruption?:

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

Ex-Chief Justice Speziale Dies

Excerpts: Reilly’s exoneration touched off nearly a decade of bitter recrimination between members of the judiciary and senior figures in the Connecticut state police. Police persisted in asserting, despite contradictory evidence, that Reilly, then a skinny 18-year-old, slashed his mother’s throat and ran her over with a car at their home in Canaan in 1973. The case gave rise to two books and a television movie.

The grand juror’s report amounted to a scathing indictment of the state police investigation of Gibbons’ murder.

Detectives were accused of ignoring evidence that pointed away from Reilly. [for more click here, scroll down]

Is the current Governor of Connecticut, M. Jodi Rell, involved in any current defrauding of Federal Tax Payers involving Homeland Security Scams and shenanigans of the Connecticut State Police?:

A Corrupt Governor and a Homeland Security Scam Involving the State Police

Vincent J. DeRosa was named director of the state Homeland Security Department under former Gov. John G. Rowland.

[click here] for more

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Do you want to score illegal drugs?

Should Connecticut cops be the drug dealers? [more]

Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell shaking hands with Steven G. Erickson [post] 12:15 PM EST July 1, 2005 Posted by Picasa

The crux to my angst [click here]

Did Connecticut State Police Colonel Thomas Davoren offer a woman $10,000 to set me up for Troopers to beat me up and then falsely arrest me? [click here for more]

Did Police pay a police informant $10,000 cash to kill another citizen that lodged a police misconduct complaint? [more]

My video list [click here]

[click here] for Connecticut's BJ and Drunk Driving Memorial Bridge story

[click here] for my letter to Connecticut State Police Commissioner John A. Danaher III about Connecticut State Police Trooper perjury and Connecticut State Police misconduct. Will he cover it up and retaliate against complainers like all the rest? Are there still a Connecticut State Police dragnet for those on their secret "Enemies List"? [more]

I tell former Governor John G. Rowland to go F himself in a letter meant to arrive first on his bunk at Federal Prison. [more]. My letter to Bush [more]

I ask former Connecticut State Police Commissioner Arthur L. Spada if he ran a whorehouse or was a customer at one [click here]

Click Here for my open letter to Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell

Click Here for the text of my letter to the Washington DC FBI

Click Here for "Too FN Lazy to protect and serve"
post includes a YouTube video of me, Steven G. Erickson, testifying in front of the Judicial Reform Committee

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The American Follies

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POLITICS (Connecticut)

Key Committee To Hold Hearing

Testimony About Conduct Of State Police Will Be Heard By State Lawmakers

January 13, 2007

By CHRISTOPHER KEATING, Hartford Courant, Capitol Bureau Chief, The Hartford Courant

A key legislative committee will hold a hearing on two of the most embarrassing issues facing the state police: a scathing internal affairs report on trooper misconduct and the controversial arrest of a political activist during the governor's inaugural parade.

State Police Commissioner Leonard Boyle will testify on both issues Jan. 23 before the General Assembly's Public Safety Committee. The hearing is open to the public, but testimony will be limited to those asked to appear.

Attorney General Richard Blumenthal will discuss a 207-page report his office co-authored on the internal affairs unit, which detailed allegations of trooper drug use, sexual abuse, excessive force, family violence and association with prostitutes.

Four law-enforcement officials will talk about the arrest of Kenneth Krayeske, a political activist who was handcuffed during the Jan. 3 inaugural parade and charged with breach of peace and interfering with police.

Before the parade, Krayeske had been identified by state police as a possible threat to Gov. M. Jodi Rell. He had confronted her during last fall's election campaign at a Glastonbury parade and written critically about her recently on his website.

But Krayeske's supporters say he was simply taking photographs of Rell during the Hartford parade and did nothing that could be deemed a threat. His attorney, Norman Pattis, said Krayeske took at least 50 photographs during the public parade, including 16 of Rell as she walked along the route near Bushnell Park.

Pattis said he hoped to attend the hearing - which he described as a "show trial" - but is scheduled to be in court that day on another matter. A veteran trial attorney who is known as one of the state's best defense attorneys, Pattis remained confident about Krayeske's prospects.

"If this case goes to trial and I lose it, I will shave my head on the steps of the state Supreme Court," said Pattis, who for years has worn a long ponytail.

Krayeske has limited his comments on the advice of his attorney, and Pattis said that Krayeske "will not speak anywhere until he speaks to a jury."

One police official described the Krayeske arrest as "a train wreck."

As lawmakers have publicly criticized the arrest, some lawmakers have been jockeying behind the scenes over which committee would hold hearings.

Some pushed for the judiciary or the government administration and elections committee to conduct the inquiry because they are deemed among the most aggressive in the legislature. The public safety committee finally was chosen because it retains jurisdiction over law-enforcement issues.

The hearing will be conducted by state Sen. Andrea Stillman, D-Waterford, and state Rep. Stephen Dargan, D-West Haven, the committee's co-chairs.

"If something happened to the governor, there would have been criticism that law enforcement didn't do enough to protect the governor," Dargan said Friday night. "It's like a Monday morning quarterback. We want to make sure that law enforcement is not handcuffed in the job they're supposed to do."

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The Long Arm Of The List

Targeting People Who May Be Politically Disruptive Strikes At Heart Of Political Freedom

January 14, 2007

"License and registration, please?" The officer stands beside your car. Behind you, his cruiser lights are flashing. Other motorists slow down to gawk. Your heart pounds.

"What have I done?" you ask. The officer explains that you ran a stop sign several blocks back. You never saw the sign, but no matter. It will be a small fine and off you will go. Everyone makes simple mistakes from time to time.

The officer takes your license and registration to his car. He enters your name into a database linked to his car by computer. A message flashes across his screen:




Your plans for the evening have changed. You are now on a federal radar, listed and tagged as a potential threat. Your name is part of the FBI's Violent Gang and Terrorist Organization File (VGTOF). Will you go home, or to a jail cell?

How did your name get on the list? You don't know. You may never know. Perhaps you were seen at an antiwar rally. Or perhaps you contributed money to a candidate or cause that some anonymous soul views as suspect. Like it or not, however, every law enforcement officer in the country now need only log onto his computer to learn that you are a suspect.

We saw how innocent acts become crimes at the inaugural parade for Gov. M. Jodi Rell this month. Ken Krayeske, a free-lance journalist, law student and former campaign director for Green Party gubernatorial candidate Cliff Thornton, was arrested there and charged with breach of peace and interfering with a police officer. Why? He was taking pictures of the parade.

Of course, that is no crime. But before the parade began, Hartford police officers were told by the Connecticut Intelligence Center and the Connecticut State Police Central Intelligence Unit that a number of political activists posed a threat to the governor.

These intelligence groups are part of the new state-federal security network that is sharing information about all manner of things that can go bump in the night. The state police had photographs of the activists listed as threats. Krayeske's picture was among them.

Ken Krayeske was not arrested for taking pictures. He was arrested because he was on a list of potential threats. His innocent conduct took on a sinister cast when viewed through the secret lens of suspicion.

The state police deny maintaining any such lists. I suspect the denials are a mere linguistic trick. The state may not maintain a list. The lists of who is naughty and who is nice are most likely in federal hands. State lawmakers can hold all the hearings they want in Hartford to find out about these lists and they will learn almost nothing. State law enforcement officials are merely participating in federally managed and funded programs designed, we are told, to protect the security of this, our blessed homeland.

When state lawmakers try to subpoena federal officials, those subpoenas will be quashed in the name of national security or some other legal devicethat makes the federal government a distant, and sacrosanct, overlord.

VGTOF, for example, was created in 1995 in response to the Oklahoma City bombing. It is managed by the FBI. The list initially was focused on individuals believed to be members of groups posing a threat to the United States. But in recent years, the list has expanded. Not long ago, mere protesters against the war in Iraq were placed on the list. A federal audit of VGTOF in 2005 found an error rate of 40 percent based on a small sample of records. Are you on the VGTOF list?

These lists are dangerous and easily misused. Was Ken Krayeske arrested because he had threatened to attend the gubernatorial ball and protest? Or because he once questioned why Gov. Rell refused to demand that gubernatorial debates be open to all candidates?

I did not pledge allegiance to a national-security state. We proclaim in the federal Constitution's preamble that "we the people" created government for limited ends, to assure our life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

"Live free or die," read license plates in New Hampshire. These are words to live by. When did we yield the freedom to be let alone to bureaucrats who decide without meaningful review who is and is not a threat? More important, who regulates the men and women sitting up nights deciding who among us to include on lists that can transform innocent conduct into crimes?

Norman A. Pattis is a criminal defense and civil rights lawyer in Bethany. He represents Ken Krayeske in criminal charges arising from the arrest at the inaugural parade.

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Probe Of Trooper Underway

By TRACY GORDON FOX | Courant Staff Writer
September 12, 2007

The state attorney general's whistleblower unit is investigating allegations that a state police pilot threatened to kill other troopers and to crash the Trooper One helicopter into airplanes at the department's aviation unit in Hartford, state officials said Tuesday.

The pilot, Trooper Matthew McCullough, a decorated pilot who has flown missions in Afghanistan with the U.S. Army Reserve, continued to fly the helicopter despite the alleged threats, which were reportedly made at least 2½ years ago.

The complaint surfaced within the past few days when Attorney General Richard Blumenthal's office was notified in the wake of a new allegation that McCullough recently made a more vague threat, state officials and sources close to the investigation said. State police would not comment on whether McCullough is currently flying.

The complaint to Blumenthal's office alleges that McCullough made the more specific threats to other members of the aviation unit about what would happen if he was ever removed from the unit.

One incident was documented to state police commanders in 2005, but was never the subject of a full internal affairs investigation, sources within the agency said.

"We have received a whistleblower complaint concerning a threat of physical violence at the Department of Public Safety's aviation unit at Brainard Field [in Hartford]," Blumenthal said Tuesday. "The threat relates to conduct that happened about two years ago, and then may have been repeated a different time more recently."

"Certainly the nature of the complaint and the threat to public safety heightens its urgency and immediacy, and we are taking the appropriate investigative steps," Blumenthal said.

Public Safety Commissioner John A. Danaher III said the department has addressed public safety concerns, but declined to give specifics about whether McCullough was still flying. Blumenthal said the state police have responded appropriately to the complaints.

"We have opened an internal affairs investigation. We have begun interviews," Danaher said. "We have separated the individuals involved, and they are under enhanced supervision."

Danaher said a complaint of a more recent threat "was a vague, non-specific threat. It was not documented or reported to a supervisor. We are trying to run it down."

Blumenthal said the fact that the initial threat 2½ years ago was not the subject of an internal affairs inquiry is also being investigated by his office. He said the current investigation into the state police internal affairs unit will deal with the department's "failure to investigate problems that should have thoroughly been addressed."

"Part of our investigation is whether that threat was properly investigated at the time because it may have never been referred to internal affairs then," Blumenthal said.

Danaher said there were comments made 2½ years ago, "and they were addressed at that time by my predecessor." Danaher took over as public safety commissioner earlier this year.

Danaher said he reviewed how the complaint was dealt with 2½ years ago, and "I know it wasn't glossed over in any way." But he said that under his administration, "this would be and is the subject of an internal affairs investigation."

McCullough could not be reached for comment Tuesday. Union President Steven Rief declined to comment, saying he was not aware of the investigation or the whistleblower's complaint.

McCullough has been with the aviation program since the $2 million Bell 407 helicopter, named Trooper One, was put into service in August of 2001. He and several other pilots have been called thousands of times by troopers and local police officers on the ground to help catch escaped criminals and speeding cars, and search for missing children or adults.

The 41-foot helicopter has a heat-sensing camera to help it search for people, and it can shine an intense spotlight on crowds, such as at the UConn spring weekend event.

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The Connecticut State Police terrorized me out of these properties:

for proposing laws to elected officials that police didn't like, and for writing things in newspapers in the letter to the editor section. You paid taxes for me to be followed around, spied on, terrorized, falsely arrested and put in prison, because the Connecticut State Police brass can act legally and Constitutionally.

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Friday, December 28, 2007

Judges go to Federal Prison for Bribery

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Thursday, December 27, 2007

The Cheshire Connecticut Home Invasion

Dr. William Petit prepares to address the crowd at a memorial service at Cheshire High School. (JOHN WOIKE / September 19, 2007) [click for Harford Courant links]

The Petit's home was entered by criminals. 3 family members suffered and died.

An absolute tragedy.

Some may think it selfish that I think of my case and of myself as I speak about the above story. Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell seems to want to scrap the system previously in place over this one case making incarceration, parole, and probation even more strict and abusive. Maybe the extent of the abuse these criminals suffered led to their "snapping". I am not saying criminals shouldn't be punished, but they should be tormented, psychologically tortured, and treated worse than animals, either.

Do you have to be rich, connected, and powerful to get any official respect in Connecticut?

I used to own rental properties in Stafford Springs, Connecticut, [video of properties] spending 100's of thousands of dollars fixing them up from a boarded up condition, years of my life.

A felon, a violent criminal alcoholic, drug abusing, house breaker, threatened my life and terrorized me for weeks, leaving messages of impending violence, telling me and my tenants that he intended on killing me. Brian Caldwell would bang on my door after midnight waking up neighbors and tenants, screaming that he'd cut off my penis if he caught me out in my own yard!

The Connecticut State Police and Stafford Town Police made it clear that they only served who they felt like protecting and serving and if I called in to complain about anything I got rude, threatening, arrogant, responses, or just plain excuses. Women that have been raped were treated rudely by Troopers, threatened with arrest for "making it up" when they were too lazy to investigate crimes.

Caldwell caught me in my dark driveway after weeks of being terrorized and having my life threatened. He beat me after beating all over my back and the back of my head. I had returned dog tired, after a double shift of work to my dark driveway. I thought he was grabbing a knife to cut off my penis, so I pepper sprayed him.

Police arrived to arrest only me, refused to listen to the threats Caldwell made on voicemail and answering machines of mine and others, and refused to take statements and complaints from my tenants, myself, and witnesses to the incident, and then perjured themselves at a rigged trial saying I never tried to lodge a complaint against Caldwell!

Connecticut State Troopers Langlois and Amaral paraded me around and around my house in front of my tenants and neighbors in handcuffs. They propped me against a State Police Cruiser highly visible to passer byers to RT 190 and my neighbors facing out on the cruiser with the bright light of another cruiser lighting me up, displayed for all to see.

I had been previously told by Connecticut State Police that I was kicked out of Connecticut and if I didn't leave I would be arrested, I was. Connecticut State Police then bragged that "Big Mouth is going to prison" before my trial.

I was told to plead guilty by the prosecutor, no deals, and I would get a year in a half in prison, or go to trial. I had no choice but to go to trial. The prosecutor told me that I could not be "unarrested" when it was found out that I was the victim of a strong armed robbery on my own property. The prosecutor wanted to shield police from being sued and punished for misconduct.

Connecticut State Police Officer Mulcahey again told me that I was kicked out of Connecticut, and that if I didn't leave Connecticut that I would be arrested again. I feared spending the rest of my life in prison for police retaliating against me for what I wrote in newspapers and for laws that I proposed to elected officials.

Stafford Officer Frank Prochaska and Stafford Connecticut Resident Trooper Mulcahey, allegedly offered Peter Coukos help in obtaining a pistol permit if he terrorized me and my daughter out of Connecticut.

Coukos left a message on my answering machine ranting and raving. I don't know if he was under the influence of alcohol, crack cocaine, and/or other drugs. Within his rant he had a message for my 14 year old daughter, "If she doesn't call me Mr. Coukos and say hello to me, she's dead!" He said exactly that, or something very similar. I went to Resident State Trooper Mulcahey in Stafford and he told me that I would be arrested if I pursued the matter.

Coukos left messages on my voicemail threatening me and my daughter's life. He caught me out in outside my home and started slapping me in the back of the head, punching me in the back, telling me he wanted my daughter, then 14, to give him a blow job, saying, "Turn around you piece of shit." Coukos had a deal with police that if I defended myself, only I, again, would be arrested.

Does this sound like "America" in an American State to you?

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Peter Coukos told me he would make a false police complaint involving me having a gun, and threatening him, if I didn't pay him $30,000 cash.

At an earlier time, he told me he'd do the same thing if I didn't arrange an overseas trip where he could have sex with children as young as 6. I told him that he wouldn't be able to do without his illegal prescription drugs and marijuana, and an airline flight was out of the question.

After Coukos demonstrated he had substance abuse, sex addiction to prostitutes, and mental instability problems, I chose to have as little to do with him as possible.

Coukos could leave as many as 40 or so voicemails threatening my life, that of my daughter, and going off on his rants. This is what I, his tenants, and sometimes the general public have to deal with when they are forced to deal with Peter Coukos:

Stafford Springs Constable Frank Prochaska and Resident Connecticut State Trooper Mulcahey allegedly offered Peter Coukos help in getting a gun permit to sexually harass my then 14 year old daughter, and to terrorize me out of Connecticut, and to silence me about Police and judicial misconduct in the State of Connecticut. Peter J. Coukos told me that he went to NA (Narcotics Anonymous) for his being an alcoholic and addicted to crack cocaine.

I'm not sure of Peter Coukos' middle initial.

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Update to post, September 29, 2010:


Mary Cassatt

Mary Cassatt (French Impressionist Painter)
Children Playing on the Beach, 1884
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection
1970.17.19 [from website]

My great grandmother is somehow related to a sibling of Mary Cassatt.

Fixing Elections

Benazir Bhutto

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan -- Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was assassinated Thursday in a suicide attack that also killed at least 20 others at the end of a campaign rally, aides said.

"The surgeons confirmed that she has been martyred," Bhutto's lawyer Babar Awan said.

A party security adviser said Bhutto was shot in neck and chest as she got into her vehicle to leave the rally in Rawalpindi near the capital Islamabad. A gunman then blew himself up. [more]

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Martial Law has been declared in Pakistan. No need to fix the election as much, a rival has been assassinated. I wonder if Bush will allow Presidential elections to take place in 2008. He doesn't seem interested. Will Bush bomb Iran, declare Martial Law and suspend everything, including having elections?

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

The Role of a State's Attorney General

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal ignored [this letter] even when a US Congressman called and wrote in for an answer to it. No phone call or letter was received in reply. Should a State's Attorney General be about making sure that laws are followed or to run interference to see that a State and officials aren't, rightly, sued for violating citizens rights and breaking the law?

Should Blumethal, Governor M. Jodi Rell, John G. Rowland, former Police Commissioner Arthur L. Spada, Chief Justice Chase T. Rogers, William J. Sullivan, and others be subject to [these laws]?

Should a citizen like John Dibiase, Jr., get protection and help from Blumenthal, not the agencies and officials, that abuse families and children? [video story]

Should citizens that have been wronged by a rogue judge be helped? [video story]

[click here] for the Judicial Branch scam on taxpayers.

[click here] for my letter to the Washington DC FBI

Rules and laws haven't been followed by judges and Connecticut courts regarding the ADA since about 1980. If judges aren't acting Constitutionally and aren't following rules should any of their rulings be considered valid? Maybe that is why Bill Mulready's case was just thrown out. [more]

Judges in Connecticut can ignore laws and rules regarding limited liability corporations, known as "LLC", judges will rule on cases even though they don't have jurisdiction, and will retaliate against citizens that handle their cases pro se. Just ask Francis C. P. Knize. [video of testimony]

As a landlord, I didn't want to pay $2000/month to pay for 3 prostitutes to have free lodging, electricity, and heat, when I had no interest in supporting the criminals that a prosecutor and police thought I should and just "shut up about it". I, later, was prosecuted by the prosecutor, Keith Courier, who had told me not to file against prostitute, Lana Thompson, or he'd see to it that I was arrested and prosecuted. Donald L. Christmas did not want 3 prostitutes to have free lodging in his rental properties against the wishes of police. Donny, also, was arrested and faced prison, no deals, for being attacked on his property. [video]

The reasons police, judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, legislators, the governor and aids, DCF, and other officials don't break ranks as they will also receive "blanket retaliation". Kristine Blake, a worker for the Connecticut Department of Retardation had false allegations made about her to the Manchester PD. The false accusers and the officers involved in a conspiracy never faced punishment. If Blake didn't have a passport stamped to prove she was out of the country at the time, she would have been railroaded to prison as a felon. [video 1] [video 2]

A Hartford Police Officer's young teen son was allegedly abducted by police, and allegedly strangled to death by a Connecticut State Police Officer, and then revived, as part of retaliation and a conspiracy to obstruct justice, intimidate witnesses, and cover up for police misconduct. [video]

Former Norwalk Connecticut Mayor Bill Collins talks about police officers throwing beer bottles on his porch and vandalizing his house, testifying in front of a special legislative committee in Hartford. Police retaliated for Collins complaining that citizens were being abducted, beaten, and interrogated in abandoned warehouses by police officers wearing ski masks. [video]

Richard "Ritt" Goldstein assembled international experts on Civilian Oversight of Police, and testified at a special hearing in front of legislators at the Capitol Building in Hartford:

Ritt soon after was so terrorized by Connecticut police that he fled the US to seek political asylum in Sweden. What does that say about Connecticut police, the courts, the Attorney General, the legislature, and Governor of Connecticut?

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War the "Stevie" way

To whom it may concern at the Small Business Administration (SBA):,

I would like to inform you that there are illegal activities going on in Connecticut that harm the economy, families, children, and can be considered a “War on Small Business”. I think drastic measures need to be immediately taken to remedy the current situation.

Police in Connecticut will side with prostitutes, vandals, thieves, and common criminal parasites, to make small business owners and downtown properties investors lose their property, businesses, and disrupt every aspect of family unity, harmony, and the downtown quality of life.

Police will go after citizens trying to get their tax dollars’ worth and who are minorities and/or are competition for organized crime or “connected” businesses. Police keep crime rates constant for job security and for revenue collection and asset and property confiscation. Teens and children can be ruined for life being “used” by police.

Lawyers lobbying groups are organized to cause inefficiency, unfairness, and a climate of fear and retaliation so elected officials and others act for the collective criminal enterprise and corrupt courts, not in the public best interest. Place “Donny Christmas Connecticut” not in quotes in a search engine for the video of what happened to me and to Donny Christmas. We both did not want 3 prostitutes living off us for free against the wishes of judges, prosecutors, and police, were terrorized by police, maliciously prosecuted, and faced prison at the hands of judges that routinely flout the law, act unconstitutionally, and in retaliation.

I was told by Connecticut State Police Officers that I was kicked out of Connecticut. I had written things in newspapers that upset the top brass of police and the courts, and proposed laws to elected officials that judges, prosecutors, and police didn’t like that had to do with public service and ethics.

My being terrorized out of my home, business, and investment properties by police and those in the corrupt Connecticut courts costs the economy. I no longer have health insurance, retirement, income, credit, and no longer add to the economy. My story is repeated over and over.

A “Police State” with corrupt lawyers, prosecutors, and judges running the “justice system” is bad for business, especially “small business”.

Please contact me and do an investigation to better America for all.

Thank you,

Steven G. Erickson

972 Putney Rd # 156

Brattleboro, VT 05301

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The Connecticut Humane Society [website],

To Whom It May Concern:

Because police seem to support the interests of prostitutes, drug dealers, vandals, and other criminals before those of downtown property and business owners in Connecticut, many pets are suffering needlessly.

I used to have a Rotty/Great Dane mix, Alexandra was a wonderful pet and I used to walk her at least an hour in the early morning and again in the early evening, everyday. She was given away after I was put in prison. I had resisted being mugged in my dark driveway having used pepper spray and was given a year in prison, and the perp was given immunity as self-defense is illegal in Connecticut.

Before that I had evicted 3 prostitutes against the wishes of police, prosecutors, and judges, who seem to be pro-prostitution, teen substance abuse, and crime. [blog post]

Donald L. Christmas [video], also evicted 3 prostitutes trying to live off him for free in his rental properties. He was attacked on his property by a 14 year prostitute girlfriend of a police officer. Only Donny faced prison, no deals. Since, DCF, has been after Donny in retaliation and his kids are probably to be put for adoption, he will probably lose his home and everything he has ever worked for. Donny also has a very loyal and loving dog, should he lose her, too, for not wanting prostitutes living off him like parasites?

Please help pets, and prevent cruelty and death of animals, by ending the protection racket police, judges, defense attorney, and prosecutors have for prostitutes.

Thank you,

Steven G. Erickson

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Connecticut National Organization of Women

Subject that I typed in webform: official support of prostitution demeaning to women

Property owners evicting prostitutes against the wishes of police, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and judges are being arrested and put in prison. Prostitution is demeaning to women, please look into my allegations.

I evicted 3 prostitutes. Police, a prosecutor, and a judge retaliated. I was terrorized off my Connecticut property by police and was railroaded to prison for having resisted being mugged.

Donald L. Christmas moved to evict 3 prostitutes. He was then attacked by a 14 year old prostitute girlfriend of a police officer, and only Donny faced prison, no deals.

Former Chief Justice William J. Sullivan testified that he is a good person for his kindness to prostitutes at a hearing regarding his unethical behavior.

The police and the courts are harming the morals of young girls and women with their retaliatory and other policies.

If you put "Donny Christmas Connecticut" not in quotes in search engine, you will see what is probably all too typical in Connecticut.

Thank you,

Steven G. Erickson

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Connecticut NAACP

To Whom It May Concern:

Official Connecticut is racist in its policies. Please look into my allegations.

Eminent Domain is national law out of Connecticut corrupt and racist courts. Judge Howard Scheinblum is a prime example. He is known to be openly racist in his remarks right off the bench, on the record. Scheinblum will tell poorer whites and minorities, to shut up and take a deal, innocent or guilty, or really get nailed regardless if a lawyer is present or not.

The former selectman of Stafford Springs, Connecticut, told me that Stafford was “White Only” and the way to get rid of [several racial slurs and inappropriate labels, snipped] was to squeeze out small business and investment property owners that house them, meaning landlords.

I was told to rent to “Whites Only” by Julian. I was also told to sell my property “or else” to one of his “more important” friends. 3 prostitutes soon moved in without permission or with no intention of paying rent. I was told by police, a prosecutor, and others to shut up about it. I evicted the prostitutes and without help from police eradicated the drug dealers and drinking teens off my front lawn. I was then railroaded to prison for resisting being mugged on my property. [more]

Donald L. Christmas [video] moved to evict 3 prostitutes off of his property and was then arrested and facing prison after he was attacked on his property by a 14 year old prostitute girlfriend of a police officer.

The object is to make the quality of life low and for police to use prostitutes and other criminals to get poorer whites and minorities to seek a better life outside of Connecticut.

When that doesn’t work, Eminent Domain is used to bulldoze minority and poorer whites homes and businesses. [video]

I suggest that the Federal Government needs to be notified so the National Guard can shut down the police, courts, DCF, prisons, legislature, judicial branch, executive branch, and all agencies and departments in Connecticut until they can be cleaned up and run in an American and just way.

Thank you,

Steven G. Erickson

Truth in Advertising

Police graduation slogan causes stir -
Spokane (WA) Spokesman Review

Betsy Z. Russell

BOISE – Idaho's newest police officers are not being trained to inflict post-traumatic stress, the head of officer training for the state says, despite a slogan to that effect that was featured prominently in the program for the latest police academy graduation.

"Don't suffer from PTSD, go out and cause it," urged the slogan, which was printed above the list of 43 graduates of the Idaho Police Officer Standards and Training Academy's latest basic academy. [more]

Foster Care Not There Yet

December 13, 2007

Connecticut's Department of Children and Families has spent $1.4 million in the past year on a new program that helps a troubled family quickly resolve underlying causes of a child's removal — unpaid heating bills, food problems, transportation — so that the child can return home safely within a few days.

The effort is to be commended. Studies show that permanency dramatically increases the likelihood that children will lead productive lives.

DCF officials acknowledge, however, that the agency has a way to go before it can hold itself up as a model of child protection. The new intervention program, which DCF intends to expand, has served fewer than 100 families.

Nearly a third of the more than 5,000 children in foster care in Connecticut have no permanent home to go to and are therefore at high risk of winding up unemployed, homeless or in prison.

Not enough funding is channeled to programs to prevent child abuse and neglect in part because the federal government, despite its emphasis on permanency, still provides more funds for out-of-home services to foster children than for initiatives designed to keep families together.

The funding formulas need to be changed to encourage more permanency. It might also be wise to provide some form of assistance to foster children who age out of the system at 18 so that their entry into society will not be so full of risks.

Copyright © 2007, The Hartford Courant

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Hiram Abif

"Connecticut's Department of Children and Families has spent $1.4 million in the past year on a new program that helps a troubled family quickly resolve underlying causes of a child's removal — unpaid heating bills, food problems, transportation — so that the child can return home safely within a few days."

Underlying causes of a child's removal — unpaid heating bills, food problems, transportation --

Let me explain something ... DCF removes children illegally on a daily basis and they do not make efforts to return children, unless you plead guilty to their accusations. I have seen legal paperwork that indicated an unlawful removal of 3 children.

A judge denied 3 petitions to remove children, and DCF took them anyway. They lied to the police and we are now trying to work with the Feds to investigate this. The criminal proof is on paper.

Please stop glorifying this agency.

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Freddy Mansfield
Cheshire, CT

Hiram Abif wrote:
"Connecticut's Department of Children and Families has spent $1.4 million in the past year on a new program that helps a troubled family quickly resolve underlying causes of a child's removal — unpaid heating bills, food problems, transportation — so that the child can return home safely within a few days."
Underlying causes of a child's removal — unpaid heating bills, food problems, transportation --
Let me explain something ... DCF removes children illegally on a daily basis and they do not make efforts to return children, unless you plead guilty to their accusations. I have seen legal paperwork that indicated an unlawful removal of 3 children.
A judge denied 3 petitions to remove children, and DCF took them anyway. They lied to the police and we are now trying to work with the Feds to investigate this. The criminal proof is on paper.
Please stop glorifying this agency.
I think these social workers and judges are all corrupt. D.C.F. is corrupt and they do remove children without just cause. Our taxes are wasted on these criminals.

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rene howitt

A program that returns children to the families quickly when economics is at the root of the problem is a good idea. Discerning whether economics is really the underlying problem is not always so easy to determine. DCF's mandate is to reunite the family whenever possible. More often than not children are returned to dysfunctional families by DCF in an effort to give these parents a chance to get their acts together.

DCF employees need to be better trained in determining what the root problem is ie. parents who chose drugs over paying the heating bill, parents who are mentally unstable will need more than food stamps to have any hope of correcting their problems. When there are other underlying issues and DCF determines it's just poverty, then fix that, then send the children back in, how is that in the "best interest of the child."

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Monroe, CT

I totally agree with keeping the family together especially if it is simply a lack of money. I have had three foster children that I have been very good to and I think they appreciate me as best they can but they STILL want to be home with Mom and Dad and I don't care how bad the situation is...they want to be home. Hooray for the state of CT to understand this theory and although I love my foster kids I think if they are safe at home with their families the money is better spent there.

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Steven_G_Erickso n
Brattleboro, VT

There are probably 10 times more DCF workers than are needed. Children that are being abused should be removed, but way to many kids are being taken away for the cash, and for the "make work" positions.

But for the most part, 9/10 of kids that are taken are further harmed by being removed. There is more abuse and psychological trauma.

Why should tax dollars fund this?

Connecticut gets Federal Tax Dollar to remove kids. It is like giving a crack cocaine addict more crack just for making excuses. You can then understand why Connecticut takes so many kids.

My friend had his kid removed. He had complained about not being served by police in a downtown area, so when he and his wife got into an argument police decided to fabricate a story and his wife was told to sign it unread. Retaliation when on and on and now his two young boys might be adopted out. Video:

It is a lose/lose situation. Why should we pay to ruin and break up families and harm children?

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

December 25th

For exercising FREE SPEECH, many would like to picture me as a Jackass behind a prison Fence. I was forced into exile in Vermont to avoid more time as a Connecticut political prisoner. I am not going to be silent and am fighting back, legally.

For me, Dec. 25 is like any other day. Thanksgiving was no big wup either.

I didn't want to pay $2000/month for 3 prostitutes that I had no interest in sleeping with. They could live in my apartments and the Connecticut State Police and the corrupt courts thought that I should have to pay their lodging and living expenses. I was told by a prosecutor if I filed anything on a particular prostitute that came to see him in a revealing dress and wearing high heals, that I would be arrested and prosecuted. [more]

After being arrested and facing prison for resisting being mugged in my own dark driveway, Connecticut State Trooper Mulcahey and Police Officer Prochaska, offered a pedophile, mentally questionable, drug abusing alcoholic help in getting a pistol permit, to terrorize me and my then 14 year old daughter out of Connecticut. The pedophile also tried to extort $30,000 out of me, for him not to make a false report to get me arrested again, saying police wanted to see me in prison for the rest of my life. [more]

Donald L. Christmas of Enfield, CT, also had 3 unwanted prostitutes on his rental properties. He, too, was arrested and facing prison for being attacked by a police informant on his property. The 14 year old prostitute girlfriend of a police officer faced no consequences. The Christmas story can be found in videos and text in the above link.

Donny was recently evaluated by DCF at the Rockville Court to see whether he could have his kids on Christmas. The kids were brought to the court basement, given no toys, and prisoners were being paraded back and forth, up and down, in shackles and chains. Putting his kids up for adoption is further retaliation for his being vocal about the corruption in the police and courts.

Official Connecticut would rather see your tax dollars used to house the Christmas children in a homeless shelter than to be home with Donny and other family. [video]

[click here] for the Connecticut State Police secret "Enemies List". If a citizen contacts the governor's office or legislators about fixing the corruption in the courts and with Connecticut police, taxpayers fund the surveillance leading to a false arrest, malicious prosecution, fixed trial, and the citizen being held as a political prisoner in a Connecticut jail. I was placed on this list by former Connecticut State Police Commissioner Arthur L. Spada.

-Steven G. Erickson

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2 Connecticut Judicial Branch employees blow the lid off of what is so wrong with the Connecticut court system. It is corrupt up, down, and side to side.

video shot by Steven G. Erickson

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Faces of Victims

of Connecticut Police misconduct:

[click here] for post with more information. Note: Any links that refer to no longer refer to the posts intended. My email:

Will police officers in Connecticut pay informants to kill citizens that lodge police misconduct complaints in Connecticut? [click here for more]

[click here] for the "100 Club" where Connecticut State Police Officers falsely arrest citizens for DUI, for fun, and to belong to a club of 100 arrests or more for DUI.

[click here] for Bid Rigging 101

I wrote a letter to former Connecticut Governor John G. Rowland meant to arrive for the first day of his federal prison sentence for corrupt. I tell him to go F himself. Text of letter, [click here]

The Connecticut properties that official and police misconduct terrorized me out of:

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Prison for evicting Prostitutes?

Well, it seems to be the case in Connecticut.

Chris Kennedy estranged from his kids for four years in retaliation for lodging complaints against Rockville court judge Jonathan Kaplan:

Connecticut DCF kicking in doors acting like thugs:

A son of a Connecticut police officer, Stephen Murzin, is candid about police, Homeland Security, and other misconduct:

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Brattleboro Vermont Impeachment Parade 2007

Every Friday in Brattleboro Vermont, concerned citizens gather for a musical impeachment parade through the Main Street of our town. The fight for justice and accountability in our ailing republic continues with grassroots action every week and this parade is a public manifestation of that ongoing action. Impeachment is an investigation by Congress into whether the executive branch has violated the Consitutional laws of our republic. The founders of the USA wanted impeachment to be used to prevent the circumstances we find ourselves in today. One branch of government has an inordinant amount of power and influence.

John Nirenberg of is seen at the beginning of this video. Look for more about John's march from Boston to Nancy Pelosi's office in D.C. and how you can get involved in supporting his efforts. If we don't stand up for accountability and our Constitution now we may not have the ability to do so later.

It is a man's fault that a woman is in jail?

County Decides to Let All Women Prisoners out of Jail

Speaking of the female sentencing discount, La Crosse County, Wisconsin has decided to let all of its female prisoners out of jail.

Supervisor Keith Belzer, one of the architects of the policy, says that women who are in jail are almost always there “because of some kind of relationship with a man.” Wow.

To write a Letter to the Editor, go to The Opinion Page Editor is Richard Mial (608-791-8232). The reporter, Reid Magney, can be reached at (608) 791-8211 or

Thanks to Darrin of NCFM for sending me the piece.

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Sunday, December 23, 2007

Who is on today's version of "the list"?

FBI planned mass arrests in 1950
Former FBI director J Edgar Hoover
The FBI boss wanted suspects held in military and federal prisons
Former FBI director J Edgar Hoover had a plan to arrest 12,000 Americans he deemed a possible threat to national security, declassified papers reveal. (BBC)

The FBI chief sent his proposal to US President Harry Truman just after the start of the Korean War in 1950, The New York Times newspaper reports.

He asked the president to declare the mass arrest necessary to counter "treason, espionage and sabotage".

There is no evidence any part of the plan was ever approved.

Mr Hoover wanted the president to suspend the centuries-old legal right of habeas corpus, which protects individuals against unlawful arrest.

The FBI director planned to detain the suspects - whose list of names he had been compiling for years - in US military and federal prisons.

"The index now contains approximately 12,000 individuals, of which approximately 97% are citizens of the United States," wrote Mr Hoover, in the now declassified document.

The New York Times gave no details about the identities of those targeted.

The US Department of State declassified the plan, along with other Cold War-era documents from 1950-55 this week.

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The Ku Klux Klan and the Supreme Court

US Supreme Court Justice Hugo La Fayette Black traded in his White KKK robe for the Black Supreme Court robe.

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Are U.S. Courts still racist, but now just a little more slick about it?

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

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