Drew Peterson Hid behind the Badge for 30 years. Having grown up with a sister who is a sociopath I’m very familiar with their traits and skills. The ability to be charming, convincing and cunning as just a few of the abilities they possess. The problem is when victims report their crimes and abuse Police often fail to act, fail to believe that someone in their role could commit crime, abuse or even murder. Thus scum of the earth people such as Drew Peterson find their way up the chain of authority. What’s worse is many sociopaths get into even higher authority roles. It’s just too easy to hide behind an image.
Police sergeant Drew Peterson was convicted in the 2004 murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. He was also named a suspect in 2007 in the disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson.
Convicted killer Drew Peterson was born on January 5, 1954. After high school, he married and went into the U.S. Army. Drew Peterson went through several more marriages after joining the Bolingbrook Police Department in Illinois in 1977. He became a suspect in the 2007 disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, and was later convicted in the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio.
Drew Peterson served in the U.S. Army from 1972 to 1976, spending most of his time as a military police officer. While in the army, Drew Peterson married his high school sweetheart Carol. The couple had two sons together. He joined the Bolingbrook Police Department in 1977. Three years later, Carol and Drew Peterson divorced, amicably by all accounts.
Drew Peterson’s marriage to Connolly fell apart in 1992 over his infidelities. He was having an affair with Kathleen Savio, and he and Connolly divorced that year. Not long after the divorce, Savio and Drew Peterson married and eventually had two sons together, Thomas and Kristopher.
The union did not remain happy for long, however. Savio got an order of protection from Drew Peterson in 2002, claiming that he had physically abused her. The couple divorced in 2003, without finalizing their financial arrangements. That October, Drew Peterson married for the fourth time. He wed Stacy Cales, who was 30 years younger than him. Drew Peterson and Cales had been having an affair during his marriage to Savio.
Drew Peterson and Savio were set to resolve their outstanding issues regarding their divorce in April 2004. But Savio never made it to the hearing. She was found dead in her bathtub on March 1, 2004. Her hair was damp, but the bathtub was dry. At the time, Savio’s death was ruled an accidental drowning. Many of her family members, however, believed that Savio had been murdered. The full story
My point here is just how easy it is for sociopaths, bullies, losers, thugs and generally problematic people to get hired in roles of authority. Then how almost impossible it can be to expose them and get police of government to hold them liable or invesitgate them. In my case my sister was quick to perjure a document to be assigned conservator of our mother. Via lies, fraud, abuse and even crime, yet several judges ignored petitions and letters exposing her. Yet the nightmare continues and the abuse gets worse as well as the grand theft and embezzelment of our mothers estate.
How Conspiracy Helps the Thin Blue Line Get Away with Murder
One thing ALL THE FAMILIES of victims find out the hard way is how they never get justice. How there are two classes of people in court, those above the law and those forced to obey. They lose their loved one more than once, the first time when they’re murdered, the second time when they destroy the victims character, the third time when they let the killer go free.
What America must see and be exposed to is how dirty the judges, prosecutors, district attorneys and mayor is as they help dangerous killers go free. They all know deep inside what they’re doing is wrong, a lie and a scam but they’re all in bed with each other. This must stop and they all must be held personally liable as accessories to murder.
To win his election campaign and oust the top state prosecutor in Omaha, Nebraska, Don Kleine first needed to secure the support of an influential group of voters.
Promising a return to “tough on crime” priorities, and attacking the incumbent county attorney’s new rehabilitative programs, Kleine clinched the endorsements of the region’s major police unions – and their thousands of dollars in election campaign contributions.
Ever since his 2006 victory, Kleine has relied on the officers of those unions to help him convict everyday criminals. Omaha officer Alvin Lugod, for instance, was called to appear as a prosecution witness a dozen times, according to records released by Kleine’s office.
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Yet when Officer Lugod was facing possible criminal charges himself in February for fatally shooting an unarmed man in the back, Kleine saw no reason to step aside. Instead, the prosecutor oversaw a secret grand jury process that declined to indict his colleague.
The case was one of 217 this year where a police officer who killed someone was cleared of wrongdoing in a process led by a prosecutor who typically works alongside the officer’s department. The total represented 85% of all killings by police that were ruled justified in 2015, according to a Guardian analysis. This week, the police officer who killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice last year in Cleveland, Ohio, was cleared in the same way.
Criminologists, civil liberties activists and lawmakers said the arrangements created serious conflicts of interest at the heart of the criminal justice system’s response to killings by police.
“Prosecutors work with police day in, day out, and typically they’re reluctant to criticise them or investigate them,” said Prof Samuel Walker of the University of Nebraska. Describing Lugod’s case as a cause for concern, Walker said: “A major change in our standard legal practice, and the structure of our criminal justice system, is required.”
In about one in three cases that were ruled justified, including Lugod’s, the criminal inquiry work was done by the officer’s own police department, meaning the evidence used to decide if an officer should be prosecuted was prepared by the officer’s co-workers. Only 12.5% of killings by police that were ruled justified in 2015 were handled completely independently.
Calls for reform have been intensified by unrest across the US following a series of controversial deaths over the past 16 months. Barack Obama’s White House policing taskforce recommended in May that regional authorities should allow independent or special prosecutors to handle killings by their police officers if they want “mutual trust between community and law enforcement”.
Kleine, the prosecutor in Omaha, oversaw the clearing of officers involved in four deaths in 2015 – more than any other district attorney in the US. Their cases only made it to Kleine’s desk because he successfully campaigned to scrap a decade-old state law that had barred him from taking charge when an officer in his own county killed someone, to avoid bias.
Legislators in more than a dozen states are now attempting to wrest responsibility for investigating deadly police incidents from local DAs and hand it to state-level or other special prosecutors. They argue that urgent action is needed to bring impartiality to the judicial system when officers of the state end someone’s life.
On June 7, 2017, a St. Louis Police SWAT team raided a home on South Kingshighway. Within minutes the house was riddled with bullets and a 21-year-old young man was dead.
The police immediately described a “firefight” inside the home. They described Isaiah Hammett as “lying in wait” to ambush them, tipped off by his external home surveillance camera.
On the news the police displayed an AK-47 and alleged Isaiah Hammett fired it at them. They cited possession of guns and drugs as “probable cause” to justify their aggressive SWAT raid.
But what does the evidence tell us about the raid?
According to the family, Isaiah’s surveillance camera hasn’t functioned for years, so he was not forewarned. There was no evidence of a flash grenade the police claim they used. Family and friends also report the AK-47 was not functional.
Most alarming, an independent forensic analyst, brought in by the family for a preliminary study, supports the family’s account that no evidence indicates any bullets were fired in the direction of police. All the bullet holes point only to incoming fire.
Isaiah Hammett was the caregiver for his disabled grandfather Dennis Torres, a Vietnam vet. They shared the house.
In public statements, Isaiah’s grandfather has recalled how he was awakened by gunfire. Isaiah Hammett entered his room, retreating from his own, to pull his grandfather to safety on the floor. When he asked who was attacking, Isaiah responded, “I don’t know. I love you.”
The grandfather has further stated Isaiah Hammett entered and left his room unarmed. As Isaiah entered the dining room he was heard saying, “Please don’t shoot me.” That is where he was killed.
His grandfather observed several officers standing over Isaiah Hammett and then he heard two more shots. Bullet holes in the floor attest to the downward angle.
How many deaths will it take ’til we know….?
There are enough unanswered questions and conflicting statements by police to demand a fair and independent investigation of this shooting.
Police Lie and Manipulate the Truth when they do Wrong. This is fact and happens all the time. It’s another reason police all over America have lost respect and trust by the people. Time after time it’s been proven that police have trouble accepting that they can be wrong. There are many cases for victims being sent to prison when later DNA sets them free, Where police are informed of other suspects yet they ignore the fact and pursue innocent people pinning crimes on them. The resent exposure of police planting evidence has been going on for decades. Its only now with video police no longer can lie and are given the benefit of doubt. We have to stop trusting an image and take note to the fact that not all police are honest and law abiding.
In the case of the murder of Isaiah Hammett Vinny non of the evidence matched with police reports. Because after executing an innocent 21 year old police realized they’d made a mistake and had to create the event to support their use of deadly force. Had there really been video cameras as Police stated then where is the footage? Victims of police murders all over America find out the hard way how police attempt to destroy the characater of their victims by spreading false or misleading negative information to media. However that’s not done when police commit crimes, their protected and that info while important is kept from the public.
What Americans need to understand when you kill someone and you’re looking at murder charges “YOU LIE” and police are no different. They understand they’ll lose everything so better the victim take the fall than their own. What makes matters worse is judges and prosecutors who we rely on for justice are in bed with police so often they’re not objective nor willing to help prosecute.
Have you ever tried to tell a cop he’s wrong, many of them have huge egos and attitude issues from thinking their in control and in charge. We hire some of the worst people with huge mental and control issues give them authority and deadly force. You can’t argue with someone like this and to make matters worst they don’t always hire the smartest or most educated.
So who does the public believe? The police make statements about how bad the victim was, there were guns (even if legal and not used for crime, drugs were found (small amount for personal use pot) , state he was a very bad dangerous person (yet there is no proof of that). This is commong and called character assasination and Police do it all the time. When the crime finally goes to court and non-biased investigators get involved we find the real truth. Yet that damage is already done. People just don’t want to accept Police can lie, murder and do wrong.
St. Louis, MO — On Wednesday, St. Louis Police Swat team members executed what appeared to be a no-knock raid on a home, killing 21-year-old Isaiah Hammett. According to the Riverfront Times, Hammett was suspected of dealing in drugs and weapons, but his family is telling a very different version of events from what the St. Louis Police Department is sharing.
“A bunch of shots was going on. My grandson was trying to protect me, threw me on the floor,” his grandfather told reporters. “Then I hear screaming. He went in the dining room. I see my grandson laying dead on the dining room floor. And police SWAT team out front told me to come out. I come out. I didn’t know what was going on,” he said still in an apparent state of shock and disbelief.
Police say they had a search warrant to enter the home, but the grandfather made no mention of seeing a warrant or hearing police announce their presence. Nonetheless, the SWAT team penetrated the home. They’re now saying Hammett opened fire on them, according to Lt. Colonel Lawrence O’Toole, acting St. Louis Police Chief.
O’Toole told reporters, “I can describe it only as being a firefight that was inside the residence…Numerous rounds were fired.”
Gina Torres, Hammett’s mother said the young man and his grandfather believed someone was breaking into the home, and tried to hide. “The cops came in and they killed my son,” Torres said matter of factly.
“I needed my son and I feel like dying right now,” she cried in the street as she conveyed her heartache. “For no reason. They shot my son to death,” Torres said, tears streaming down her face.
O’Toole said his SWAT officers did a “Fantastic” job executing the search warrant and that Hammett shot at them first with an AK-47 they recovered at the scene. The semi-automatic rifle is sold in gun stores throughout the U.S. and is not illegal to possess by most citizens. O’Toole proudly displayed the rifle, which is commonly used for self-protection against such home invasions.
People Protest Death of Isaiah Hammett
St. Louis has a history of Police shooting innocent people
Janet Phelan Reporter at large EXPOSING corruption, abuse and crime within our government
365 Days and Holding….
It was a year ago today that I filed a request for precautionary measures with the Inter American Commission on Human Rights. The request asked for certain measures to be enacted for my safety and security—including that a guard be provided at my home for the periods of time I have to leave, in order to deter the repeated and illegal entries into my home.
Precautionary measures are considered to be emergency measures and the IACHR is mandated to deal with them as such. SEE THIS STORY
I’ve been waiting for a year for my request to be dealt with. In that year, my home has been entered dozens of times. Documents have been stolen, computers have been smashed and at one point, a jug of grape juice was poisoned. I collapsed, but thankfully did not die.
As many of you know, I am a journalist by profession. You may not know that I was forced to flee the US in 2008 and that upon publication of my book, EXILE, which details the circumstances that forced me to flee my own country, my situation in my host country became fragile. When I filed my request with the IACHR, I named the host country as the perpetrator, acting upon orders of the United States government. Globalization at its worst…..
But the IACHR is now appearing to be afflicted with the same moral disorder that has compelled a Latin American county to take up the banner of the US’s vendetta. The venerable Commission appears to be acting as agents of the country whose murderous policies, directed against the elderly and minorities, were discussed in detail in my expose.
Ever so politely, the IACHR is simply failing to process my request.
My request for precautionary measures, enumerated as 16-559, is listed as “under study,” which is the initial stage for any entry into the IACHR system. Human rights law firms and journalists have contacted the IACHR to ask why no action is being taken on my issue. They have received no response. In the meantime, a review of the IACHR website reveals that they are now granting requests for precautionary measures filed in 2017. Mine was filed in July of 2016. It has clearly been shuffled to the bottom of the stack, if not put into the garbage can.
In her article concerning my plight, published last October, Katherine Hine wrote: “For years, Phelan’s journalism has dealt with issues of public corruption in the United States. In 2011 she traveled to Geneva on behalf of the organization ITHACA to be the first and only reporter to expose the enactment of Section 817 of the USA Patriot Act in which the US. gives itself immunity for violations of its own bioweapons legislation…….She is also the first reporter to publish photographs documenting what appears to be a domestic delivery system for a bio/chem attack within the United States. She was one of the first reporters to publicize the ongoing abuses being committed by US. probate courts that authorize the plundering of the assets of the elderly and disabled whose lives are then cut short through court authorized drugging and isolation, a multi-billion dollar scandal now recognized even by corporate media.” SEE THIS STORY
I would like to add to that list that I have now uncovered a scam by which state court judges are in great number laundering bribes and pay-offs, through their home mortgages.
Scandal on the Bench
It is one of my core beliefs that we are put on this earth to try to make it a better place, a place where life and art and love and beauty and faith can flourish. I am facing challenges now in simply staying alive and it is with some reluctance that I find I must now try to bring more attention to myself. I frankly abhor doing so. But given the challenges that are now facing my continued existence, I am asking those reading this to be please be aware that yet another journalist is under significant attack and those who have pledged to protect human rights in the Americas won’t do a damn thing about it.
Law Only Applies to the Public, Police, Judges and Government can Murder, Assault, Perjure and Steal
100% Evidence of this can be found daily and everywhere, the internet, news media and on your streets. America is about two classes, those “forced to obey” and those who are “Above the law”. Sadly we’ve allowed the same people who benefit from the crime and rewards of being above the law to write the laws and influence the law. Even when clear video proves beyond a doubt that they killed, assaulted, perjured and committed crimes they’ve created loop holes, court games to get around punishment and accountability. Most people don’t understand how bad it’s become because they’ve not been personally affected yet.
In fact when you or I commit these same crimes were sent directly to jail with huge bail amounts and it’s up to us to prove our innocense. However when Police, Judges or government does the same they get paid vacations, paid legal counsel, tax payer paid benefits, union support and go unpunished and unaccountable. That’s the reward when you become a “Public Servant” which is all about “self serving” and definetly not about “Serving the Public. Those are just words they use to get you to go along with paying taxes.
In any other business these con-artists, liars, frauds, cheats and criminals would be fired and jailed. Yet in government we protect dishonesty, crime, abuse, perjury and even murder.
2014 Officer of the Year placed on ‘restricted’ duty is a FRAUD and it’s all about fake images and lies to promote the wrong people
Meet Dekald County Georgia Police Officer P. J. Larscheid a poster child for “Government gone wrong”. In fact millions of people will lose faith in government, judges and police by this one problem person’s crimes. Plus he’ll get away without being prosecuted or getting a public record. Millions of victims each year find out the hard way that our courts are about MONEY not justice with the majority of judges on the take in the form of home loan and property loan payments. Our country is controlled by the corporations not the people. By a congress that is about greed and profit for themselves not the people.
Back to Dekald County Georgia Police Officer P. J. Larscheid who needed to make a personal statment to defend his manhood by beating an obviously ill, totally defensless woman who was homeless. How dare she ignore or not respond to the sick, perverted mind of an obviously mentally ill and insecure Georgia Police Officer P. J. Larscheid who then took it upon himself to assault Katie McCrary. Note the first thing his department does is to publicly share her arrest records to destroy her credibilty yet I bet they do everything to hide any other problems Officer P. J. Larscheid had. They play dirty tactices and always attempt to destroy the character of the real victims.
Video of the beating of an unarmed woman who committed what crime?
Do Police perjure reports to support their crimes?
We’re making crime, perjury and even MURDER legal by giving immunity, legal support, paid vacations to the wrong people. Plus we’re creating legal issues from these events which makes money for courts and lawyers who write our laws and given these criminals immunity and rewards.
Beware Killers Hide Behind Images and Badges
What people need to accept is images can be deceiving. Like Bill Cosby and the image American’s have grown up to know on TV. Like the image people have of police being protectors and enforcers. The true fact is we don’t know who that person is wearing that badge. Yet many refuse to convict a guily person because they don’t want to destroy the image they’ve known. Even with smoking gun video footage and reports of violations and crimes people trust an image. Can over 50 women be wrong about Bill Cosby?
The fact is more people are executed by police each year than police are killed by the public. The other problem is courts are in bed with law enforcement so they do everything they can to avoid prosecutiong their friends. What other businesses have their own investigating and prosecuting? Lawyers oversee lawyers and judges while police investigate themselves. There’s an obvious lack of objectiveness and transparency when it comes to crimes by police, judges, lawyers and government. They control our justice system which as we know is based on money not justice.
Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez executed Philando Castile during a traffic stop and was acquitted on all charges by a jury, a decision that came nearly a year after the encounter was partially streamed online to a rapt nation in the midst of a painful reckoning over shootings by law enforcement.
Officer Jeronimo Yanez pulled Castile’s car over in Falcon Heights, a suburb near Minneapolis and St. Paul, and officerJeronimo Yanez later said he thought Castile matched the description of a suspect in a robbery. The stop quickly escalated.
Officer Jeronimo Yanez blindly fired into the car, saying later he thought Castile was going for his gun, a claim Castile’s girlfriend, sitting in the seat next to him, disputed. She began streaming the aftermath of the shooting on Facebook Live.
Police officers are seldom charged for fatal on-duty shootings and convictions are even less common. Castile’s death came at a time of intense scrutiny of fatal police-involved shootings, and the viral video of his final moments spurred heated demonstrations that continued for weeks.
“My son loved this city, and this city killed my son,” Mr. Castile’s mother, Valerie, said as she stood on a corner outside the courthouse afterward. “And a murderer gets away. Are you kidding me right now?”
She continued, “The system in this country continues to fail black people and will continue to fail us.”
The case against Officer Jeronimo Yanez — believed to be the first time in Minnesota history that an officer was charged in an on-duty fatal shooting — hinged on one central question: Did the officer Jeronimo Yanez have reason to fear that Mr. Castile was reaching for a gun that he had acknowledged having with him when he was pulled over by the officer Jeronimo Yanez ?
Officer Jeronimo Yanez testified that he feared Mr. Castile was grabbing for the gun, but Mr. Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, said he had merely been reaching for his identification to give officer Jeronimo Yanez.
Imagine your tax dollars pay for a “Defense Team” to manipulate the law and help killer cops go unpunished
How to hide behind an Image and get away with it.
The fact remains that the wrong people get hired or become role models. They hide behind a postitive image or authority figure. Even when multiple victims come forward our courts and government refuse to prosecute or objectively invesigate. Think about the hundreds of victims of Judge Mark Ciavarella the “Kids fo Cash Judge” and how long it took for government to investigate and act. Even with a “smoking gun video” of killer cop Michael Slager courts refuse to hold him fully accountable. Our courts are based on money and greed not justice and integrity just look at Bill Cosby or O.J. Simpson. How much justice can you afford? How can money help the wrong people win in court even if guilty?
Bill Cosby American comedian and actor, is currently knee-deep in sexual assault allegations. Approximately 56 women have come forward claiming that Bill Cosby raped or sexually assaulted them a few decades ago. The trial has begun, and as of now, Cosby has denied all allegations. The trial specifically regards the alleged drugging and raping of Andrea Constand in 2004, one of many accusations against Cosby.
On September 6, one of Cosby’s lawyers, Brian McMonagle, stated, “Mr. Cosby is no stranger to discrimination and racial hatred, and throughout his career Mr. Cosby has always used his voice and his celebrity to highlight the commonalities and has portrayed the differences that are not negative, no matter the race, gender and religion of a person.” McMonagle also said of lawyer Gloria Allred, who is representing many of the women who have accused Bill Cosby as of this time, [Allred] calls herself a civil rights attorney, but her campaign against Bill Cosby builds on racial bias and prejudice that can pollute the court of public opinion. He further stated, “And when the media repeats her accusations with no evidence, no trial and no jury we are moved backwards as a country and away from the America that our civil rights leaders sacrificed so much to create.” These statements were made to reporters outside the courthouse. It is not known whether the defense will use racial bias as a defense tactic during the official trial. Despite the defense’s recent argument of a racial bias against the comedian, Bill Cosby in the past has spoken openly about racism not being a legitimate reason for many disadvantages African Americans face. In a 2004 NAACP speech, Bill Cosby said, “These are people going around stealing Coca-Cola. People getting shot in the back of the head over a piece of pound cake. Then we all run out and are outraged: The cops shouldn’t have shot him. What the hell was he doing with the pound cake in his hand?”
Though racial bias is truthfully seen in many trials, Bill Cosby’s trial is not one where racism can be used as a tactic in his defense. An incredible amount of women have spoken out about being victims, and even if half of the allegations were untrue, Bill Cosby would still have approximately thirty accusations against him. These are colossal numbers and it is difficult to imagine that these women are behind a racist conspiracy with the goal to tear down one of the most esteemed African-American actors of our time.
How many millions has Bill Cosby spent on lawyers, propaganda and court to suppress the truth and justice?
Cosby Rape Victim Strikes Back At The View Host. This is the problem, just because someone is not in jail does not mean their innocent
Bill Cosby Interview Surfaces Where He Talks About Putting “Spanish Fly” in Girls’ Drinks
Bill Cosby Jokes About Drugging Girls with “Spanish Fly” In 1969 Comedy Album
Watch Long-Lost Footage Bill Cosby Eyeing Sofia Vergara in Interview
Bill Cosby Talks About Extramarital Affairs, Drugs in Deposition
Judge Mark Ciavarella found Guilty but how many judges get away with it?
Juvenile court Judge Mark Ciavarella, Judge Mark Ciavarella sent more than 3,000 children to privately owned detention centers, often without legal representation or trial. Their transgressions were predominantly non-violent, but the terms they received often ranged up to years in duration.
The scandal was dubbed “Kids for Cash” when it was revealed that Judge Mark Ciavarella and former Judge Michael Conahan received $2.8 million in so-called “finders fees” from a for-profit juvenile detention center, in return for helping to fill its cells.
The story behind a corruption scandal so brazen and cruel it defies imagination. Between 2003 and 2008, two Pennsylvania judges accepted millions of dollars in kickbacks from a private juvenile detention facility in exchange for sending children — girls and boys, some as young as 11 — to jail.
Former Luzerne County Judge Mark Ciavarella Jr. was ordered Thursday to spend 28 years in prison for a bribery scandal that prompted the state’s high court to overturn thousands of juvenile convictions. Judge Mark Ciavarella was convicted of taking a $1 million bribe from the builder of a pair of juvenile detention centers in a case that became known as “kids for cash.” In the wake of the scandal, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned about 4,000 convictions issued by Judge Mark Ciavarella, saying Judge Mark Ciavarella violated the constitutional rights of the juveniles. Al Flora, his lawyer, called the sentence harsher than expected.
Federal prosecutors accused Judge Mark Ciavarella and a second judge, Michael Conahan, of taking more than $2 million in bribes from Robert Mericle, the builder of the PA Child Care and Western PA Child Care detention centers, and of extorting hundreds of thousands of dollars from Robert Powell, the facilities’ co-owner. Judge Mark Ciavarella took the cash while filling the beds of the private lockups with children as young as 10, many of them first-time offenders. Mr. Conahan pleaded guilty and awaits sentencing.
Ciavarella speaks after verdict (WARNING: explicit language)
Kids for Cash Scandal – 20/20 – 2009
A Look at “Kids for Cash” and an In-Depth Conversation with Victims
Kids For Cash (2014) By: Robert May
Officer Michael Slager who shot Walter Scott in the back on video and then lied about it. How the system is set up to help officers make up false stories and rationalize murder. Thr first video covers how officers are treated after killing someone and how the public is treated after allegitally committing a crime. The double standards, friends investigating friends and how a broken justice system run by friends and based on money helps killer cops get away with murder.
Officer Michael Slager shot Walter Scott in the back as the unarmed man was running away from Officer Michael Slager after a traffic stop. In a reversal from his previous account, Officer Michael Slager admitted in court Tuesday that he did not shoot Walter Scott in self-defense and said that his use of force was unreasonable.
With Officer Michael Slager’s family and Walter Scott’s family present, Officer Michael Slager pleaded guilty Tuesday in US District Court in Charleston to a federal charge of deprivation of rights under the color of law. In exchange for the plea, state murder charges, as well as two other federal charges, will be dismissed.
The civil rights offense has a maximum penalty of life in prison. The plea agreement states that the government will ask the court to apply sentencing guidelines for second degree murder, which carries up to 25 years in prison. Officer Michael Slager was taken into custody after the hearing and will remain there until sentencing later this year.
Walter Scott’s mother said the sentence mattered little to her now that Officer Michael Slager had admitted responsibility.
“What made me feel good about it is that Officer Michael Slager admitted what he did. That was enough years for me,” she said in response to the question how much time she wanted Officer Michael Slager to serve.
“No matter how many years Officer Michael Slager gets, it would not bring back my son,” she said. “This is a victory for Walter Scott. This is justice for the family, but this is just the beginning.”
The big key now is will Officer Michael Slager be held accountable like anyone else or will his status as a peace officer held him escape full punishment?
Will he get the death penality or will the courts help a murderer get away with a crime?
“THOSE WHO WERE SUPPOSED TO PROTECT, DID NOT INSTEAD THEY KILLED HIM”
Santa Clara County California well known for being a cesspool of corruption in all areas of government. The problem is not reporting the corruption instead stopping the abuse and terrorizing of anyone who comes forward with evidence of corruption. Far too many people have been victimized when they came forward with evidence of crimes and corruption. SEE THIS STORY
The question should not be “Are Santa Clara County Criminals Hiding among Government?” Instead it should be why does federal government not get involved more to investigate criminals among government? The fact is there are mountains of evidence, reports and victims who come forward each year reporting dishonest judges, lawyers, district attorney’s, probate investigators, police officers, sheriff deputies to name a few who never get this kind of attention. How many deaths are covered up and lied about to protect government employees who abuse their power and authority?
Three Santa Clara County jail guards were found guilty Thursday of second-degree murder in the fatal beating of a mentally ill inmate nearly two years ago, winding up a closely watched case that continues to spark calls for reform.
The jury deadlocked on charges the guards assaulted another mentally ill inmate earlier that evening. They also could not reach consensus on whether one of the guards had assaulted the same inmate a month earlier.
The panel’s decision followed a two-month trial in which attorneys clashed over how 31-year-old inmate Michael Tyree died in his single cell at Main Jail South on Aug. 26, 2015. The outcome is expected to have major consequences for what is perceived as acceptable when it comes to the use of force against inmates.
The guards — Jereh Lubrin, 30, and Matthew Farris and Rafael Rodriguez, 28 — stood emotionless as the verdicts were read in Santa Clara County Superior Court. They will be sentenced to 15 years to life in prison on the second-degree murder convictions. They had been free on $1.5 million bail each and on paid leave but were handcuffed and taken into custody after the verdicts as relatives wept. Sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 1
“Unfortunately, we can’t bring Michael Tyree back, but we will hold these people accountable,” District Attorney Jeff Rosen said after the verdict was read. “Everyone is entitled to be treated like a human being, whether they are a banker, law enforcement officer or inmate.” FULL STORY HERE
The biggest crime comes now when they won’t be held accountable like everyone else in society. They are in fact criminals found guilty yet they will get special treatment and may even keep their benefits. This is how government protects criminals over the public and allows them to abuse and even kill innocent people.
How Easy is it to Bribe a Judge and Get away with it?
It’s too easy and has been going on for decades. Remember a judge is nothing more than a lawyer who is given immunity and a black robe. The honor and integrity must be earned but far too often judges abuse their powers because as they say Absolute power corrupts”. The problem then is the broken relationship between authorities and the court who are often friends. Police doing favors for the courts and courts returning those favors has bred a biased and unjust environment. Federal Laws On Bribery
(1) corruptly gives, offers, or promises anything of value to any person, with intent to influence or reward an officer, director, employee, agent, or attorney of a financial institution in connection with any business or transaction of such institution; or
(2) as an officer, director, employee, agent, or attorney of a financial institution, corruptly solicits or demands for the benefit of any person, or corruptly accepts or agrees to accept, anything of value from any person, intending to be influenced or rewarded in connection with any business or transaction of such institution;
shall be fined not more than $1,000,000 or three times the value of the thing given, offered, promised, solicited, demanded, accepted, or agreed to be accepted, whichever is greater, or imprisoned not more than 30 years, or both, but if the value of the thing given, offered, promised, solicited, demanded, accepted, or agreed to be accepted does not exceed $1,000, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.
(c) This section shall not apply to bona fide salary, wages, fees, or other compensation paid, or expenses paid or reimbursed, in the usual course of business.
(d) Federal agencies with responsibility for regulating a financial institution shall jointly establish such guidelines as are appropriate to assist an officer, director, employee, agent, or attorney of a financial institution to comply with this section. Such agencies shall make such guidelines available to the public.
Judges abuse all their powers to help cover up their crimes. They abuse their immunity and hide behind the robe and courtroom walls ruling over you because they are in fact “Above the law”.
Lawyer Richard I Fine Story exposing almost ALL of Los Angeles County Judges for accepting Bribes Los Angeles, California — Once a dapper Beverly Hills attorney known for his bow tie, Richard Fine has been held in solitary confinement at Los Angeles County Men’s Central Jail for 14 months, even though he’s never been charged with a crime.
Fine, a 70-year- old taxpayer’s advocate who once worked for the Department of Justice, is being held for contempt of court.
Superior Court Judge David Yaffe found Fine in contempt after he refused to turn over financial documents and answer questions when ordered to pay an opposing party’s attorney’s fees, according to court documents.
Fine says his contempt order masks the real reason why he’s in jail. He claims he’s a political prisoner.
“I ended up here because I did the one thing no other lawyer in California is willing to do. I took on the corruption of the courts,” Fine said in a jailhouse interview with CNN. More details on the Special Investigations Unit’s blog For the last decade, Fine has filed appeal after appeal against Los Angeles County’s Superior Court judges. He says the judges each accept what he calls yearly “bribes” from the county worth $57,000. That’s on top of a $178,789 annual salary, paid by the state. The county calls the extra payments “supplemental benefits” — a way to attract and retain quality judges in a high-cost city.
While the practice of paying supplemental benefits is common in California, most high-cost cities elsewhere don’t hand out these kinds of benefits. Judges in Miami, Chicago and Boston receive no extra county dollars.
Judges in Los Angeles County not only have the highest state salaries in the nation, they also get tens of thousands of dollars in county benefits. These payments, Fine says, mean judges are unlikely to rule against the county when it is involved in a lawsuit.
In the last two fiscal years, Los Angeles County won all but one of the nine trials that went before a judge, according to Steven Estabrook, the county’s litigation cost manager.
“The reason I’m here is the retaliation of the judges,” Fine says. “They figured they’re going to throw me in jail and that way they feel that they can stop me.”
Fine’s decade-long crusade against the judges eventually led to his disbarment last year. Joe Carlucci was the lead prosecutor for the California State Bar. Carlucci says whenever Fine lost a case, he would appeal and argue the judges were corrupt.
This is what happens to Whistleblowers. ATTORNEY SEARCH
Richard Isaac Fine – #55259 Current Status: Disbarred This member is prohibited from practicing law in California by order of the California Supreme Court.
See below for more details. Profile Information The following information is from the official records of The State Bar of California. Bar Number: 55259 Address: Richard Fine & Associates
468 N Camden Dr #200
Beverly Hills, CA 90210 Phone Number: (310) 277-5833 Fax Number: (310) 277-1543 e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org County: Los Angeles Undergraduate School: Univ of Wisconsin; Madison WI District: District 2 Sections: None Law School: Univ of Chicago Law School; Chicago IL Status History Effective DateStatus Change
10/17/2007 Not Eligible To Practice Law
5/3/1973 Admitted to The State Bar of California Overview of the attorney discipline system.
3/13/2009 Disbarment 04-O-14366 Disbarred
10/17/2007 Ordered inactive 04-O-14366 Not Eligible To Practice Law Administrative Actions
This member has no public record of administrative actions.
ARE THE JUDGES INVOLVED?
However, at least two of the judges involved in Clark County guardianships may have also had their mitts in the cookie jar. A review of the mortgage histories of Family Court Presiding Judge Charles J. Hoskin, who ascended to the bench in 2009 (first having served as a temporary judge since 2002) and Judge William Voy, who has sat on the bench in Clark County since 1998, raises questions about the possibility that they are laundering “extra benefits” through their mortgages.
A money laundering scam using home loans as the vehicle for bribery is exquisitely simple and nearly undetectable: Judge X takes out a loan and Mr. Y pays it back.
Consider this: Since ascending to the bench in 2002, Judge Charles Hoskin has taken out or reconveyed over 2 million dollars in home loans, including an $800,000 loan in 2006 (Mort 20060124-0004304) paid back in 2016. It is of concern that the value of the property, bought by Hoskin in 2003, was declared at $540,000 at that time. One might wonder how Hoskin could have taken out a loan for considerably more than the property is worth.
Hoskin has made some effort to obscure his ownership of the property. The Clark County Assessor’s site records his ownership only as “Taxpayer” and records the property location as that of the Assessor’s office. The document link to the sale record is also obscured and given the bogus document number of * 99999999:99999
Hoskin’s tenure as a permanent judge began in 2009 with a salary of approximately $160,000 per year. Spread equally over 15 years and excluding interest rates, that would amount to over $133,000 per year to pay off the loans, leaving Hoskin with a remainder of $27,000. That would be before taxes.
Something ain’t right here.
ARE THE FEDS INVOLVED? Recently, the US Attorney’s office in Los Angeles was approached with evidence of the prevalence of bought-off judges. An official with the Public Corruption Unit, Marve Williams, took the call. This is an accurate rendition of what then transpired:
Following accumulating evidence that judges are laundering bribes through their home loans, I called the US Attorney’s office in Los Angeles, asking to speak with someone in the public corruption unit.
I shortly received a call back from a Marve Williams, who identified herself as working in the citizens complaint division of that office.
I explained to her that I had amassed evidence pointing to criminal money laundering by California judges.
Ms. Williams informed me (hang onto yer hats….) that the Department of Justice has no jurisdiction over judges. “You will need to contact the Commission on Judicial Performance,” she intoned. “Judges police themselves.”
“Ma’am!!” I replied. “If judges break the law they are held to the same measure as anyone else. These may be federal crimes and your office indeed has jurisdiction!”
Marve tried to argue this point with me but was clearly losing the battle of words. She then took another tack.
“You are not allowed to report on this conversation or to quote me,” she informed me.
“Ma’am!” I yelped. “I identified myself as a journalist in the first minute of our phone call. You cannot inhibit me or instruct me from reporting what transpired here.”
“You are not permitted to report this,” she retorted.
“Bull puckey!” I replied.
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Turkish forces brutally beat Americans on our Soil Why is this story not on the front page or on every news channel in America?
Supporters of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, including his government security forces and several armed individuals, violently charged a group of protesters outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence here on Tuesday night in what the police characterized as “a brutal attack.”
Eleven people were injured, including a police officer, and nine were taken to a hospital, the Metropolitan Police chief, Peter Newsham, said at a news conference on Wednesday. Two Secret Service agents were also assaulted in the melee, according to a federal law enforcement official.
The State Department condemned the attack as an assault on free speech and warned Turkey that the action would not be tolerated. “We are communicating our concern to the Turkish government in the strongest possible terms,” said Heather Nauert, a State Department spokeswoman.
A group of Republican lawmakers went a step further, calling the episode an “affront to the United States” and calling for Turkey to apologize.