Attached hereto is the brief that Mr. Lanre O. Amu forwarded to me.
Indeed, it is the middle of the night and I cannot sleep and upset to the core.
My beloved America has forgotten her origins, her Constitution, the words that appear on the Statute of Liberty, and her heroes. The sacrifice of Dr. King, et al are all being washed down the drain by a ‘government agency’ (Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission) that has run amok! The Bill of Rights and the Constitution of the United States of America have been THROWN UNDER THE BUS!
The Rule of Law has been set forth in vivid terms by the Supreme Court of the United States in the Citizen’s United, Alvarez, Brown, Ashcroft, et al. Americans who speak out on political and/or content related subjects may do so with impunity! Americans can even speak out against Judicial officials in an insulting, disrespectful, and horrible way. (Mr. Amu appears not have made his statements in Court, he was not held in contempt, nor could his statements appear to be considered an attempt to bully the trier of fact or otherwise influence a Court proceeding. All he did was voice an opinion that certain judges did not provide his clients with a fair trial)
The issue in the Amu case is not whether the words and phrases that he used were true. The issue is not whether or not he had due respect for the Court. (If he did demonstrated contempt of Court the Judge could have held him in contempt and in accordance with due process punished him). The issue is whether or not Mr. Jerome Larkin of the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission can separate Mr. Amu from his liberty and property rights and in particular his right to speak out and be critical of an elected official. JUDGES IN ILLINOIS ARE ELECTED!
Other attorneys (including me) are being disciplined by Mr. Larkin and the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission for speaking out concerning Judicial corruption and that of Mr. Larkin and the IARDC so it is clear that Mr. Amu’s situation is not unique. Larkin has not have the temerity to try to discipline the United States Attorney for prosecution of Operation Greylord and a few other sundry Judicial officials but, ******. Our Justice Department in Operation Greylord sent 15 attorneys to federal prison!
Our Supreme Court in a series of cases stretching back to the founding of our United States of America has ruled that only in very limited circumstances can government (including Judicial government) regulate, impede, interfere, or otherwise limit free speech. The Citizen’s United case and the Alvarez case are the most recent and the most offended by the actions of the IARDC that Mr. Amu complains. Mr. Amu’s brief and the IARDC’s brief make it very clear that Mr. Amu’s actions were not even close to line. To be very blunt – the actions of Mr. Larkin and the IARDC in their prosecution of Mr. Amu for saying whatever he said concerning Judicial corruption was not only ultra vires but offensive and disrespectful to the Rule of Law. The prosecution of Mr. Amu for speaking his mind concerning Judicial corruption in the Court was totally protected speech and the temerity of bringing a prosecution to separate Mr. Amu from his license completely wrong, un-American, and an intentional violation of Mr. Amu’s civil rights. It was and is ultra vires and therefore a violation of 42 USCA 1983.
Mr. Amu focuses upon the fact that he believes that his words and phrases are true. You and I and all Americans should not give a tinker’s damn if Mr. Amu’s words are true or not – it is not our right or privilege (or that of our government) to judge. The Rule of Law in America says that Mr. Amu has the right to express his opinion whether it offends Dr. King, Mr. Larkin, Mr. Ditkowsky, Ms. Denison, President Obama, Mr. Putin, or any, other human being.
I call upon all who read this e-mail to take a moment and reflect on what America stands for and why we love her. The actions of Mr. Larkin and the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission are shameful, wrong, and in my opinion a direct violation of the Constitution and the Rule of Law. I for one cannot sleep when injustice and gross disrespect for the our Law is so stark!
And while you cannot sleep, some of not only cannot sleep but actually wake up crying for our victims and how the IARDC dismisses our complaints out of hand.
A particularly embarrassing case for them is In re Betts (Betts, In re, 485 N.E.2d 1081, 109 Ill.2d 154, 92 Ill.Dec. 838 (Ill., 1985)) where an Illinois attorney was disciplined for NOT serving two close relatives in a guardianship case, even though he knew of their existence. This left the case without jurisdiction (which was not mentioned in the IARDC decision).
In our case, we complain about miscreant attorneys that appoint CT, do not serve the relatives, now we have it of record that Yolanda and Kathie had no idea what was going on on Dec. 7, 2009, and they never received notice of the time, date and place 14 days in advance of Mary’s guardianship. We complain about that to the IARDC and our complaints are dismissed, yet the miscreant attorneys who knew better–CF, AS and HW go scott free. Even worse, PS picked up this case, got involved, did not do his Rule 137 duty as set forth by the Illinois Supreme Court, and he too is exonerated. He did not report any of the CF, AS and HW under the case In re Betts.
The IARDC is mad at me for saying Judge Stuart, AS, CF, HW, DJS, PS are all “favored attorneys”, that there is obvious bias (which Kathie noted on the stand) that numerous other attorneys have noted, and NO, Mr. Chair, no one believes YOU that the Sykes case is just sour grapes after the dozen of attorneys that family has talked to. I receive anonymous phone calls all the time regarding Sykes and many, many Illinois attorneys won’t go up against the IARDC because IT DOES NOT FILE ETHICS REPORTS, it does not publish salaries, it does not publish how it selects it’s tribunal members.
Numerous Greylord books noted that the IARDC did nothing during Greylord, and even prosecuted attorneys from a blue ribbon commission assembled by Mayor Richard Daley that reported the IARDC ignored numerous complaints about Greylord activities.
I cry because this isn’t just passing a few hundred dollars over the bench. We have documented millions missing off of inventories (Sykes, Tyler, Gore, Drabik, etc.) plus the obvious violations of human and civil rights where families are ripped asunder and the elder is isolated until death by narcotics and starvation occurs (Gore and Drabik). John Wyman’s mother suffered near daily beatings and “attitude adjustments” and a Rockford GAL and probate attorney stood by and did nothing. They were reported to the IARDC and the IARDC did nothing. A staffer would get into bed naked next to Mrs. Wyman and masturbate it turns out. One of the worst nursing homes in Rockford and the Rockford GAL and probate attorney DID NOTHING but probably place more wards at that nursing home.
So I cry tears. And I don’t sleep. And the IARDC ruins my life, my dedication and devotion to YOU, my countless probate victims. Of course, my career is ruined, destroyed and my nights are sleepless and filled with night terrors of how these innocent, elderly, frail victims were starved and dehydrated to death (which is a very painful death and don’t tell me the morphine patches cover up all of that), they were beaten, sexually abused, placed in the hands of individuals they specifically said they did not want to have control them (Drabik, Gore,Wyman, Sykes)
What did the IARDC say that makes the case look like a cover up?
1) Repeatedly arguing with a witness that her aunt’s sordid case was just “sour grapes”, giving no credence, sympathy, empathy or true understanding of the situation. Like looking into the empty eyes of a soul less alien entity devoid of compassion. Why was I the only one in the court room crying over the severe, repeated, gross and disgusting injustices.
2) Asking one or more witnesses how many supporters there were of Gloria, family and friends. The witness had to admit to protests in the Daley center with picket signs bearing the name Mary Sykes, probate court and Judge Stuart.
3) Telling me when they asked about how I investigated cases, that they did not care about Rockford, only Cook County (why, are you only going to cover up for Crook County? The Rockford courts are on their own, no honor among miscreants?
It doesn’t really matter what my Tribunal does. I hope they will do the right thing and acquit me of all charges, but they don’t have a very good track record on First Amendment rights (Peel — where all the attorney wanted to do was list his truthful certifications on his letterhead, SCOTUS said that was covered by the First Amendment),
The IARDC still needs to do the right thing. They needs to tell the miscreants to dismiss the Sykes case and settle with Gloria and her family for damages in that case.
Ken compares the ratty nursing homes that the elderly are sent to to the Gulags or “attitude ajustment” camps in Russia.
But there is a whole long history of people not speaking out and preventing harm.
The T4 program in Nazi Germany instructs us accordingly.
It started with one couple writing to Hitler to ask if they could have their deformed, deaf and blind son euthanized. Hitler said yes, and more couples with deformed children started writing to him, so he started the T4 Action program to rid Germany of of deformed, useless children. (the following is from Wiki, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_T4)
Like others I have written of, Drabik and Gore who were elderly and frail, children did not protest their own deaths, they did not resist, they did not require restraints. So T4 was expanded to older children, pre teens and then even adolescents. But by then, the older children and teens would sometimes protest and require restrains as they were poisoned by injection with muscle relaxants which stopped the heart and lungs. That is when the doctors (yes, T4 undoubtedly involved hundreds, if not thousands of cooperative licensed MD’s and nurses and administrative staff–college educated, licensed professions), developed “the most important discovery” that carbon monoxide can do dozens, and then hundreds of undesirable and incurable patients in asylums and hospitals in one batch, and they were then quickly cremated and the family was sent a death notice the patient “unfortunately” died of made up maladies such as pneumonia, appendicitis, infections, etc. You name it, these docs spent all day making it up and putting it on a form because “they were told to.” More and more patients were then classified “T4”.
The most important point of T4? Out of all the doctors, nurses, college educated hospital staff, NOT ONE OF THEM PUBLICLY PROTESTED. At one point, in one town, some angry teens who figured out the busloads of patients transferred to hospitals that never left and the crematoria spewing out ashes and bits of human hair, did assemble together and publicly protest.
Hitler was careful to avoid towns that were heavily Catholic due to the deep ingraining of the sanctity and blessedness of human life. T4 and the concentration camps were run without a single directive from Hitler in writing. In fact, one judge threatened a local T4 program noting there was no law, no directive from Hitler and therefore it could not continue. He was quickly removed from the bench.
But for the most part NO doctors or nurses publicly protested T4. It is likely if T4 had been stopped in its tracks Hitler could not have proceeded to 6 million healthy Jews not in asylums or hospitals. (Imagine that, a hospital where you go to be evaluated for T4 and then killed if you qualify). Only ONE doctor reclassified all his patients as outside of T4 and saved them all. Only ONE. Like Schindler, though, they did not publicly protest.
So I’m saying it now, and I’m saying it loud and clear to the IARDC and ANY state or federal agencies that will listen–Grandma and Grandpa are becoming nursing home victims to cronyism and a program of “not corruption” so attorneys cannot publicly protest. I can’t used the word “corrupt” according to my trial, so I won’t. I’m not supposed to tag anything “corruption” so I will start lying and tag everything “not corruption”. (Note with tags, this doesn’t work, tags pick up individual words) (Also note with tags, if you google Ken or myself with the word “corruption” we pop up too. AND I DON’T CARE. Tag me with corruption, make the reader read.)
It was not until late in the T4 program and by then the concentration camp program that a German Cardinal finally read aloud a letter protesting forced euthanasia and reaffirming the sanctity of life that protests began among German catholics and the letter was read aloud in all the German churches eventually and protests in German started to take off. But by then it was simply too late. A deeply entrenched machine had already flourished for years. Jews and other undesireables were already being sent to their deaths by the bus loads. Only the end of the war would stop this machine.
So I stand here today and I will trash my law license so that this T4 program with grandma and grandpa will go no further. Many have gone to the ARDC, the federal and state authorities with credible cases and plenty of evidence and were completely ignored. T4 was implemented, condoned and covered up by attorneys in the Drabik and Gore cases.
Remember, T4 started with infants. Our seniors are just as vulnerable.
Just say NO to T4 in the US. Say NO to involuntary euthanasia for elders. Say NO to elder cleansing and elder trafficing. Whatever you call it, it’s just plain wrong and people, and especially attorneys must blog and must protest.
Human life and human rights ARE sacred. They are blessed. The elderly are a blessing to us, even if they are 95, 100 or more years old. They are not to be targeted, fleeced and killed off.
Go ahead, ARDC, make me a martyr. Make me a poster child.