Thursday, June 28, 2007

War on Skateboarders

go skateboarding day: cop v.s. skaters



Do you want your kids beaten up and arrested for Skateboarding?
Skateboarders have their own video of what goes on between cops and kids out skateboarding. These kids are out recreating, getting exercise, and while skateboarding aren't destroying property, doing drugs, drinking, having unprotected sex, or just vegetating on the couch watching television eating fast food, cheese doodles, and cookies. We need to review how youths are treated by police and in the courts.

Text with video: Cop flips on kids for skating downtown in Hot Springs Arkansas. Jarad Graham, Drew Irwin, Skylar Nalls, Matt McCormack, Robbie Brindley, & Casey Canterbury get arrested.

I proposed laws to elected officials to address youth issues in Stafford Springs, Connecticut, such as police being able to write youth detentions for such offenses as skateboarding on sidewalks or for rude behavior. The detentions could be served in schools year round. It could work like an insurance point system, to fairly identify youths that actually do need intervention, treatment, and/or being confined for a short or longer period of time in a reform school.

I was then threatened and followed around by town and state police officers.

I became a target of police for having dared "suggest" that police doing anything besides whatever they wanted, whenever they wanted. Skateboarders and other active, out in the community, children and teens are our nation's future, we should foster faith in government, the courts, and with the police in how this future generation that is eventually in charge, is treated.

America shouldn't be a Police State. That is how many Americans, young and old, now see it. Where we are heading, if not curbed, will mean an America that is permanently repressive and nothing like what our forefathers ever intended. Countless men and women have fought all over the world, in wars, battlefields, and in conflicts, suffered and died in the name of freedom. Let us not let their fight have been for nothing.

I wanted youths to have a positive interaction with police, curb their drug and alcohol abuse potential, and see that they did not end up dead, in prison, as addicts, and/or as lifetime common criminal parasites. For this a bounty of $10,000 for me for police operatives and informants to make me lose my home, family, rental properties, business, and the sum total of my life's work in retaliation for my exercising Free Speech rights and going to elected officials to affect positive change.

Arresting, confining, running citizen through courts, taking kids away, processing, abusing, and finding excuses to fine and confiscated property all produce revenue and Federal tax dollars into cash strapped states.

Wanting people to get along and for kids to go good all affect the bottom line of police, the courts, and of a state.

The Police Operative send to do me in for $10,000 decided she wanted me to marry and live with her, so she left her husband and confessed. She told me she could then protect me from the Connecticut State Police, or use the State Police to do me in if I did not continue to date her. I broke up with her and the Connecticut State Police redoubled their all out efforts to do me in, story [click here]

This blogger's email: stevengerickson@yahoo.com, this blog accepts anonymous comments. To share this post with a friend, click on white envelope below.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Judicial Corruption Corrodes Rule of Law

LONDON -- Corruption is undermining judicial systems around the world, denying citizens access to justice and the basic human right to a fair and impartial trial, sometimes even to a trial at all, according to the Global Corruption Report 2007: Corruption in Judicial Systems issued today by Transparency International, the global coalition against corruption.

"Equal treatment before the law is a pillar of democratic societies. When courts are corrupted by greed or political expediency, the scales of justice are tipped, and ordinary people suffer," said Huguette Labelle, Chair of Transparency International. "Judicial corruption means the voice of the innocent goes unheard, while the guilty act with impunity."

The new Global Corruption Report concludes that a corrupt judiciary erodes the international community's ability to prosecute transnational crime and inhibits access to justice and redress for human rights violations. It undermines economic growth by damaging the trust of the investment community, and impedes efforts to reduce poverty. [click here for more]

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Connecticut corruption victims need assistance [more]

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Connecticut "All Mobbed Up"?

Monday, June 25, 2007

Would you trust this inmate with a 60 year old armed officer?



Shooting suspect
Curtis Allgier, 27, is taken away in the back of a police car from a fast food restaurant after being captured in Salt Lake City, on June 25. The prison inmate taken to the University of Utah for a medical appointment stole a gun from a corrections officer and fatally shot him, authorities said. Allgier fled the scene on foot, carjacked a Ford Explorer and was captured miles away at an Arby's restaurant after a high-speed chase.
(AP/Douglas C. Pizac)

Copyright 2007 Associated Press

SPECIAL REPORTS
Cops: Inmate Kills Officer at Hospital
10:23 PM EDT, June 25, 2007
By JENNIFER DOBNER, Associated Press Writer

SALT LAKE CITY -- Authorities said a prison inmate out for a medical appointment wrested a gun from a corrections officer and killed him Monday, then led police on a high-speed chase in a stolen sport utility vehicle before his capture at a fast-food restaurant.

Curtis Allgier, whose wears a swastika and the words "skin head" on his heavily tattooed face, fired a shot in the Arby's that hit no one before a customer at the restaurant grabbed the gun, Salt Lake City police Sgt. Rich Brede said.

"It sounds like he was heroic, even though he's being humble about it," he said of the 59-year-old customer.

Allgier, 27, was captured in an office and taken to jail to await charges.

Allgier got the gun from corrections officer Stephen Anderson while he was in an examination room at the University of Utah orthopedic center awaiting an MRI for back pain around 7:45 a.m., university Police Chief Scott Folsom said.

The procedure requires an officer to replace metal restraints with a plastic "flex cuff," said Tom Patterson, director of the Utah Department of Corrections.

"There was some sort of altercation. The inmate got hold of the weapon and shot the officer," Folsom said.

Anderson, 60, a 22-year-veteran, was shot in the head, authorities said.

"This is one of the risks in the job we perform for the community," Patterson said. "Unfortunately the risk sometimes is our very lives."

Allgier forced two people out of a Ford Explorer outside the medical center, Brede said; neither was hurt.

Officers chased the SUV at speeds up to 100 mph. Two Salt Lake City squad cars crashed into each other while trying to cut off Allgier, Brede said, but there were no serious injuries.

Allgier's friend, Trisha Tower, said he called her while on the run to say he had shot an officer and was sorry.

"I didn't even know how to deal with that," she said at her Salt Lake City home.

Police pursuing Allgier placed tire spikes on Interstate 215, but he still was able to drive several miles before bailing out in the Arby's drive-thru lane, police said.

Police arrived at the eatery just as Shirley Smiley, 57, was outside after breakfast with her husband and son. She said she heard a "popping noise" from inside, and police yelled "Get down!"

About six other customers and three employees were inside the restaurant, Smiley said. At least one person was "struck with some object" but was able to walk out, bloodied around the head, Brede said.

Police did not identify the customer who wrested the gun from Allgier, saying he did not want to be identified.

KUTV said the customer as Eric Fullerton.

"Everybody's calling me a hero. I'm not a hero," he told the TV station. "I just did what I had to do."

Allgier had been at the Utah State Prison in the Salt Lake City suburb of Draper on a parole violation. On June 14, he was sentenced to nearly nine years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm but had not been transferred yet to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons.

The university serves as a regional medical center for Utah and has two hospitals and other facilities, including the orthopedic center. The corrections department routinely transports prisoners there for medical appointments.

It was not clear whether Allgier had a lawyer yet, and an attorney who represented in a recent federal criminal case did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

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Associated Press writer Debbie Hummel contributed to this report.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

World's Ugliest Dog

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Connecticut "All Mobbed Up"?


[click here] for the DeLucca "Sopranos" style organized crime connection with trash haulers saga.

Are taxpayers being defrauded, "Rowland Style", under the Rell Regime? [click here for more]

Will police in Connecticut have you falsely arrested and imprisoned if you spurn their romantic advances? [click here for more]

This blogger's email: stevengerickson@yahoo.com

Ritt Goldstein informed legislators of what is really going on in Connecticut at a videotaped Hartford Capitol Hearing. He later fled the US seeking political asylum after being so terrorized by police, for making this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YB2jYaNpFrQ

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Nirvana - The Man Who Sold The World: Live

[click here] for video

Police retaliation for spurned love


Police in Connecticut made sure I went to prison for fixing houses like the above properties while in possession of a "Big Mouth", but did little to make life easier for those that lived in downtown Connecticut.

What if a police officer could threaten you with arrest and imprisonment if you did not continue a romantic relationship with him or her? What if police could arrest you, making sure you lost your family, home, and everything you have ever worked for because you refused to carry on a romantic relationship?

[click here] for my open letter mailed to Connecticut State Police Commissioner John A. Danaher III

If you lodge complaints against police or members of the judiciary, you'll have DCF down your back, end up arrested, have your kids taken away, discredited, harassed, and/or end up in prison or facing prison.

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The Connecticut State Police secret "Enemies List". You can end up falsely arrested and in prison for political reasons. The Kenneth Krayeske story [click here]

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Connecticut Police Officers can pay $10,000 to have you murdered, and the officers aren't prosecuted. [click here for more]

Click Here for my complaint to the Washington DC FBI

Click Here for

What are the Social Costs of Domestic Spying?



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Legislative Constitutional Armageddon



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The ‘100 Club’ for making DUI arrests



Click Here for Steven G. Erickson videos on YouTube.com

[click here] for the tip off back in 1997 that showed the whole state of Connecticut was polluted with Rowland style corrupt. Text of a Hartford Advocate past piece.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Former Connecticut Governor John G. Rowland



Rowland, was he just the former head on an infection, just the top "scab"?

Or, are all 3 branches of Connecticut Government, the courts, and police all the same sleazy corrupt, uninterrupted? [click here for more]

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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]

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Connecticut's "Official" treatment of women

Excerpt:
... You sleep in a plastic box on the floor, and there is absolutely
nothing in the room. It's of course, freezing and there is a wind blowing
constantly, in all the cells, not just "the suicide watch."

By the time you get out of there, you swear you will not fail your next suicide
attempt.

No, I was never in there, I just saw it all the time. It is true torture.

These women are kept like animals. You are allowed no underwear, and the ladies
tell me they have to just hold that pad between their legs 24/7 during that time
of the month.

If you happen to walk past their cells (like, totally wrapped in chains, and I
mean totally- your hands are chained to your waste, you are in leg irons, and
the chain is wrapped around your body- you can't even scratch your nose, and you
sit like this on the "bus" being carted to just about every courtroom in the
State, loading and unloading several times a day, and "court runs" start at 5
AM)

If you walk past their suicide watch cells, they are often on the floor,
grovelling like animals. [click here for more]

Children are also stripped naked and put on "Suicide Watch", in DCF facilities. How sick is this, psychological and sexual torture of women and children?

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Police beating confessions out of suspects?

Should what is, too often, standard policy in Connecticut, be changed?

Do Connecticut State Police and other officers want to be able to beat suspects at will without a pesky video camera recording police brutality and misconduct?

For the video camera in interrogation rooms debate, on Connecticut Official site, reposted [click here]

Do police in Connecticut want to continue to get away with this? [click here]

I received the link to the official website regarding interrogations being videotaped by email. Average citizens, officials, victims, elected officials, members of the judiciary, please email me if you have information that you want me to post at: stevengerickson@yahoo.com

I can keep you anonymous if you'd like.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Tadd, Buffy, and Biff

Organized Crime nicknames were a little different in the mid 1800's. Follow the family trees. They aren't doing the killing themselves so much anymore, but the families still hold the money and the power. Greenwich, Connecticut, is an interesting place with a lot of "history".

James T. "Biff" Ellison

[click for more]

The Jewish and Italian syndicates came after.

Connecticut making "Political Arrests", imposing High Bonds

YouTube.com video Title:
The lies from the police regarding Ken Krayeske arrest


Text with YouTube.com video:
Here's video footage of Commissioner of the Departmkent of Public Safety, Leonard Boyle, and Hartford Police Chief Daryl Roberts lying about the events surrounding the arrest of freelance journalist/blogger Ken Krayeske

Connecticut State Police misconduct made simple, Connecticut's State Police "Goon Squad"
[click here]

Downtown Connecticut Crime

Police are too often too lazy, arrogant, and incompetent to deal with crime and criminals in downtown areas. It is about revenue collection, not criminal correction. It is easier to arrest those that complain instead of police doing their jobs that taxpayers pay them to do. In Connecticut squeaky wheels don't get oiled, what are perceived as "annoying bugs" by officials, get squashed.

Typical downtown Connecticut policing shown in this New Haven Register piece [click here]

Text of the 3 page letter that I handed Connecticut Chief Justice Chase T. Rogers [click here]

This blogger's email: stevengerickson@yahoo.com

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Invincible



I disagree with most of the critics of this movie based on a true story of Eagle's football player Vince Papale. I think Mark Wahlberg did an excellent job as lead. I feel this is one of the better inspiration movies that I have ever seen. Paige Turco did an excellent job, adding texture, portraying the coach's wife.

I probably would not have picked this movie out as a rental looking at the jacket picture and seeing "Walt Disney" on it, but I am glad I watched it, start to finish.
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Monday, June 11, 2007

Advisory Commission on Wrongful Convictions

[click here] for the text of my letter to the Commission

Connecticut Judicial Branch website [click here]

Locate a lawyer [click here]

Whistleblower goes to Prison



Dr. Adcock,

I see that you are on the Judicial panel for wrongful convictions.

I was attacked on my Connecticut property, defended myself against the attempted mugger and got prison at a fixed trial.

With review of my trial transcripts, I can prove I was wrongfully convicted. My life has been a nightmare since. I need the wrongful conviction overturned to be able to start over and re-save for my retirement.

Thank you and hope to see you at today's meeting.

-Steven G. Erickson
[tel. number snipped]

P.S. please see to it that my case is reviewed by the committee, docket # CR01-0074672

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The crux of my argument [click here]

I fear going into Connecticut for any reason. I've been falsely arrested before and I fear further retaliation by Connecticut State Police. My email: stevengerickson@yahoo.com

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Ritt Goldstein testified in front of the Connecticut Judiciary Committee legislators at the Hartford Capitol in Dec. 1996. He had proposed Civilian Oversight of Police to Connecticut legislators. He had assembled an international panel. Ritt was so terrorized by Connecticut Police he fled the US seeking political asylum in Sweden soon after making this video:


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168 page report on CT State Police

I lost this:
[click here] for post that goes with the Vette

Dear Legislators,

there was a 168 page report on absolute police misconduct and a code of illegal behavior of the Connecticut State Police.

The "100 Club" was a game of false arrests for DUI to rack up the numbers.

Col. Lynch fixed cases. Former Police Commissioner Arthur L. Spada was a virtual Hitler/Mafia Don.

There have not been arrests of police officers and citizens that have been abused by police haven't been addressed. The courts and police in Connecticut are creating a State of Fear. Members of the Judiciary and police fear that doing the right thing and breaking ranks will end their lives as they once knew it.

There is blanket retaliation.

If you legislators don't act, a bad situation will only get worse.

Are you willing to address helping the people recover from Connecticut's official abuse of citizens and act to prevent scores of future victims?

Thank you,

Steven G. Erickson

I am posting this open email to you, here

The above sent to:

The Connecticut Judiciary Committee legislator emails: Mcdonald@senatedems.ct.gov, mlawlor99@juno.com, Handley@senatedems.ct.gov, Gerald.Fox@cga.ct.gov, John.A.Kissel@cga.ct.gov, Arthur.ONeill@housegop.ct.gov, Al.Adinolfi@housegop.ct.gov, Bill.Aman@cga.ct.gov, Ryan.Barry@cga.ct.gov, Jeffrey.Berger@cga.ct.gov, Beth.Bye@cga.ct.gov, David.Cappiello@cga.ct.gov, Eric.Coleman@cga.ct.gov, Patricia.Dillon@cga.ct.gov, Mary.Fritz@cga.ct.gov, John.Geragosian@cga.ct.gov, Janice.Giegler@housegop.ct.gov, Bob.Godfrey@cga.ct.gov, Gomes@senatedems.ct.gov, Minnie.Gonzalez@cga.ct.gov, Kenneth.Green@cga.ct.gov, Gail.Hamm@cga.ct.gov, William.Hamzy@housegop.ct.gov, DebraLee.Hovey@housegop.ct.gov, Bryan.Hurlburt@cga.ct.gov, Themis.Klarides@housegop.ct.gov, David.Labriola@housegop.ct.gov, David.McCluskey@cga.ct.gov, Faith.McMahon@cga.ct.gov, Meyer@senatedems.ct.gov, Bruce.Morris@cga.ct.gov, Tim.Obrien@cga.ct.gov, Melissa.Olson@cga.ct.gov, Claudia.Powers@housegop.ct.gov, Andrew.Roraback@cga.ct.gov, TR.Rowe@housegop.ct.gov, Joseph.Serra@cga.ct.gov, James.Spallone@cga.ct.gov, cam9123@hotmail.com, Christopher.Stone@cga.ct.gov, William.Tong@cga.ct.gov, Toni.Walker@cga.ct.gov, Elissa.Wright@cga.ct.gov

I spent 100's of thousands of dollars fixing up boarded up rental properties and years of back breaking work, this is how Connecticut rewarded me for my honest efforts:


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Will police pay informants $10,000 to kill citizens that make police misconduct complaints? [click here for more]

I wrote to Bush about the problems I was having with the courts and police not acting in the public's best interest or for small business, and then I was falsely arrested and imprisoned. [click here for my post on the letter to George W. Bush]

[click here] to see faces of Connecticut Police misconduct and brutality

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Roger Waters - Mother/Goodbye Blue Sky



Roger Waters performing Mother with Sinead O'Connor and Goodbye Blue Sky with Joni Mitchell at the Wall concert in Berlin

Paris Hilton


I don't often comment on celebrities. But if Paris Hilton was allowed to leave prison, because of stress and the emotional torture, which is the nature of prison, a dangerous precedent has been established.

Should money and power buy you separate and unequal justice where the rich and powerful have one justice system, and we the people have another more abusive and unfair one?

This blog accepts anonymous comments.

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[click here] for the text of the email I wrote to Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell and the Connecticut legislature regarding the inadequacies and unfairness of courts. My email: stevengerickson@yahoo.com

[click here] for:

Sodomized for being innocent in Connecticut?



[click here] for Judge who fixed divorce cases sent to prison

Friday, June 08, 2007

Official Sodom and Gomorrah

Are police officers too drunk and high to return cruisers for the next shift in Connecticut? A police officer's ex-wife expounds. [click here] for my interview with Kathy Ellison.

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Jason Gebhardt- Falsely Accused of Shaken Baby Syndrome; not allowed a defense http://www.lifeundertheseas.com/jason/

Audiofile with parents June 13, 2006 Use Windows Media Player to play this telephone interview Prosecutor Dave Shannon, Judge Gary White, This is a must hear if you’re thinking of living or staying in Connecticut

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The Connecticut Department of Mental Health to a DMR whistle blower, "Drop the lawsuit or you're dead!"? [youtube video 1], [youtube video 2, a news piece]

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Skirting the Freedom of Information Act

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Did Homeland security official misconduct cause a mistrial? [more]

This blogger's email: stevengerickson@yahoo.com

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Faces of Victims

of Connecticut Police misconduct:




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

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

[click here] for today's Hartford Courant story on the Connecticut State Police

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:

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Jail for Concerned Parent?

N.H. Mom, AWOL Over Child Custody, To Turn Herself In

National Guard Member Charged With Desertion


A New Hampshire National Guard member charged with deserting while trying to get custody of her daughter planned to turn herself in Tuesday at Fort Dix, her lawyer said.

Spc. Lisa Hayes, 32, of Rindge, left at 2 a.m. to drive to Fort Dix with her 7-year-old daughter, Brystal, said lawyer Linda Theroux. Hayes, who went on emergency leave from the Army in February after learning of possible domestic violence in her ex-husband's home, faces up to two years in military prison for staying in New Hampshire after her leave expired.

In November, Knight's mother and his girlfriend, Brenda Brown, got into a fight, Hayes told the Concord Sunday Monitor. Although several military lawyers tried to help Hayes negotiate a deal for surrendering, the Army gave her no assurances she wouldn't be jailed immediately upon arrival at Fort Dix, said Theroux.

The Army was aware she would be bringing her daughter because Hayes did not have any family members who could care for her, she said.

"We did try to negotiate this for a favorable disposition, but the Iraq commander has been very uncooperative with some kind of favorable outcome, some kind of compassionate outcome," she said.

"I've been a very big supporter of our military and I'm just astounded," said Theroux, president of the Ladies' Auxiliary at Merrimack VFW Post 8641.

"I considered the military to be very pro-family and this has really not left a favorable impression in my mind."

A spokeswoman for Fort Dix did not immediately return a message seeking to confirm Hayes' arrival and status. Hayes was serving her second tour in Iraq when police in Dublin, N.H., told her they had twice gone to the home of her ex-husband, Tim Knight, on domestic violence calls.

Knight had primary custody of Brystal. In December, Brown was arrested on charges of simple assault, false imprisonment and criminal trespassing after Knight reported she had hit him in the head with a phone, knocked him down, duct-taped his wrists together and slammed his head on the floor, according to a police affidavit. Hayes got leave from Iraq to attend a family court hearing at the end of February.

A marital master gave her temporary custody, finding that Knight's "use and abuse of alcohol" and a stormy relationship with Brown made his home an unsuitable environment for Brystal.

The marital master ordered a fuller investigation by a court-appointed guardian. Hayes' leave was extended three times, but it expired March 25.

She tried, but failed, to get an extension, a hardship discharge or a transfer to New Hampshire. She was declared AWOL when she did not report for duty in Iraq with the 3643rd Security Forces, and 30 days later, the desertion charge was filed.

"It's not fair to every other soldier if we give her special treatment," said Sgt. Michael Daigle, of the New Hampshire National Guard.

"There are so many other soldiers at war that are single parents who came up with a responsible family care plan to take care of their children."

Hayes said she did not file a plan because she didn't have custody of Brystal. Her hopes of leaving the girl with a family friend in Rindge fell through after the friend had back surgery.

"I can't serve my country at my daughter's expense," Hayes told the Monitor. Theroux said Hayes is planning to file a complaint against her commander in Iraq.

Are Lyme Disease and Meningitis similar?

BUSINESS

Pfizer Sued For $7 Billion

Nigeria Alleges Deaths, Disabilities Caused By Drug Study
June 5, 2007
By BASHIR ADIGUN, Associated Press
ABUJA, Nigeria -- The Nigerian government filed a lawsuit Monday against Pfizer Inc., asking for $7 billion in damages over allegations that the pharmaceutical company conducted a drug experiment that led to deaths and disabilities among children more than a decade ago, court papers showed.

The civil case filed in the capital, Abuja, is separate from a legal challenge launched in the northern state of Kano that seeks $2 billion from Pfizer, although all of the cases stem from the same mid-1990s drug study.

Pfizer has denied the allegations in the Kano case, which are substantively similar to those in the Abuja-based suit.

In the civil suit filed in Kano, authorities allege that Pfizer illegally conducted a drug experiment on 200 children during a meningitis epidemic in the state's main city, also called Kano, in 1996, resulting in deaths, brain damage, paralysis and slurred speech in many of the children.

Pfizer treated 100 meningitis-infected children with an experimental antibiotic, Trovan. Another 100 children, who were control patients in the study, received an approved antibiotic, ceftriaxone - but the dose was lower than recommended, the families' lawyers alleged.

As many as 11 children in the study died. Others had physical disabilities and brain damage.

Pfizer has insisted that its records show none of the deaths was linked to Trovan or substandard treatment. That civil suit is asking the judge to award the Kano state $2 billion. Both that case and a related criminal action against Pfizer officers were postponed Monday after the plaintiff's counsel failed to show up for the initial court hearing.

The judge hearing the case said criminal proceedings lodged against company officers would now begin July 4; a related civil case seeking the monetary damages was to begin July 9.

State and company officials were not immediately available for comment. Nigeria's government is in disarray after the May 29 inauguration of new governors, state assemblies and elected federal officers.

In the Abuja civil case, the government is asking for $500 million for treatment, compensation and support for the victims of the drug test and their families. Another $450 million is earmarked for damages related to money spent to overcome societal misgivings related to the test, and $1 billion is sought to pay for health programs. The federal government is also seeking $5 billion as general damages.

New York-based Pfizer has denied wrongdoing. A federal court in Manhattan dismissed a 2001 lawsuit by disabled Nigerians who allegedly took part in the study. The case is under appeal.

Pfizer has its research and development headquarters in Groton and New London, Conn.

Authorities in Kano state are blaming the Pfizer controversy for widespread suspicion of government public health policies, particularly the global effort to vaccinate children against polio, which has met strong resistance in northern Nigeria.

Islamic leaders in largely Muslim Kano had seized on the Pfizer controversy as evidence of a U.S.-led conspiracy. Rumors that polio vaccines spread AIDS or infertility spurred Kano and another heavily Muslim state, Zamfara, to boycott a long-term campaign to vaccinate millions.

Comments on the Hartford Courant forum [click here]

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The Skippy on Lyme Disease Fraud:

Monday, June 04, 2007

Connecticut State Police "Honey Traps"


Barbara D. Sattal.

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