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My declaration to the Illinois Supreme Court regarding my Law License Suspension

It hurts only the indigent and middle class, which apparently they do not care about.

Our court system now supports an oligarchy and big business.  Campaign funds to judges are big business and apparently at the top of their list for influence and advice.

Please download and fill out the attached if you want something better, like TRUTH and JUSTICE in our court system, for a change.



In Re:


Reg. No. 6192441

Appeal case No. MR 27193 from

ARDC Action No. 2013 PR 0001


The undersigned doth deposes and saith:

1.     My name is Joanne Denison and my work address is 5940 W Touhy Ave, #120, Niles, IL 60714, and this is in regard to the ARDC’s current nefarious mission to take away my law license for merely running a blog that tells the truth about the fraud on the court and the lack of respect for the US and State Constitutions and the Illinois Probate Act in and without the Illinois Probate System.
2.           I believe it is wrong to go after someone who exposes only the truth.  I believe my blog, now with 80,000 views is extremely helpful to Probate Victims and their families.  The blog represents nothing but the Truth, and anyone who desires can post comments contrary to any fact or opinion stated therein.  There are nearly no corrections on the blog which have been submitted after thousands of post, and those were posted right away.  I believe there were only two corrections and they were very minor.
3.      I further believe it was a scandalous and shameful affair to go after Mr. Kenneth Ditkowsky and Mr. Lanre Amu on a witch hunt with kangaroo courts to suspend them for merely telling the truth about what every other attorney and litigant knows about the Daley Center court system–a court system that has the likes of Rosemary Roti (daughter of Frank Roti, a known New York mobster) as a court scheduler under Presiding Judge Timothy Evans and his two daughters who make $100,000 each as court schedulers.  In addition, Atty Lisa Madigan has not disclosed her true identity to the public, that she is the daughter of Joel Murray and her real name is Lisa Murray and that Joel Murray was a criminal defense attorney from New York representing major drug distributors in New York and then he bought, maintained and operated Simmons Air (later American Eagle) and quit practicing law.
4.      I believe the public is not stupid and would not stand for any of this, if they only knew the truth, but now only the Blogs publish The Truth and mainstream media Protects those who should not be protected.  The ARDC only protects those who should not be protected.
5.  I have made a list of all the pro bono and indigent and lower middle class clients that I have helped since Nov. 2011 when the Blog began, and I can barely keep track of them all. The phone calls and emails are endless with the problems and troubles in probate.  I have no idea how many, probably over 200 persons I have listen to and helped over these past several years.
6.  I am now suspended.  Dozens of clients, the vast majority of which are indigent and lower middle class have been now been left without counsel and I believe and demand that indigent and lower middle class clients should have representation in Probate–or wherever blatant corruption and gross violations of human and civil rights may be found in and out of the Illinois Probate Court system.  The numbers are endless and staggering.  Honest attorneys are threatened all the time in Probate that if they get involved, if they investigate, if they help the innocent, they will be disbarred.  The attorney miscreants and judges wheeling and dealing in probate are open and brazen regarding the harm and terror they inflict upon the innocent families and loved ones of Probate and court corruption victims.  The System is completely out of control and the Public is demanding something better.
7.     I am petitioning the Illinois Supreme Court to allow me to represent lower income and indigent clients because their cases are important too.
8.     I personally don’t care how much money I do or do not make.  The Truth and seeking Justice is far more important to me than that.  Mr. Ditkowsky and Mr. Amu and myself are the real thing, protecting the indigent and lower middle class who have had gross violations of human and civil rights and liberties taken away from them.
9.      The ARDC is not given any permission to post any of my creative writings, including this declaration.  They cannot be trusted to uphold Truth and Justice any longer.
10.     Jerome Larkin, Melissa Smart, Sharon Opryszek, Steven Splitt and Leah Black Guiterrez should be ashamed for what they do.  Jerome Larkin’s job as Administrator or Chief of the ARDC is not to protect the embarrassing secrets of judges and attorneys acting badly.  They were all sworn to uphold the US and Illinois Constitutions, human and civil rights and liberties–which they do not do, despite dozens of valid consumer complaints filed with their State Agency. They do not file Ethics Reports as mandated by the Illinois Ethics Act of 2009.  They are not ashamed they do not do this.  Mr. Steven Splitt, in particular, is suspect as a Professor of Ethics at John Marshall Law School.  I want to know how he can hold his head up and say he prosecutes innocent, honest attorneys before his class at that school.  His behavior is utterly contemptuous.
11.     I am further demanding that each of Jerome Larkin, Melissa Smart, Sharon Oprysek and Steven Splitt: 1) take polygraphs that they know I am telling the truth and the Tribunal assigned in each of the Ditkowsky and Amu cases and my case were kangaroo courts set up as a witch hunt; 2) take psychological MRI’s to show that they are not heartless and soulless psychopaths that have no regard for the pain and suffering that they carelessly and wantonly inflict upon others. (Please note that I, Mr. Ditkowsky and Mr. Amu are willing to do likewise, but you already know the results).  I want the results published, online and at
12.     Believe me, out of all of this, there will be a time where attorneys will have to take psychological MRI’s to show they are not heartless and soulless psychopaths before they take the Oath of Office.  We have seen the results of allowing such individuals to become lawyers and judges and it is not pretty.
Further declarant saith not.
I hereby declare that the above statements are true and accurate to the best of my knowledge; if called to testify, I would testify as to the same.

Respectfully submitted;

April 30, 2015

Sign the Petition!–Demand a Federal investion into Probate!

Petition: Demand a Federal Investigation into Abuses in Probate Guardianship in America

Posted: 28 Apr 2015 11:00 PM PDT

All around America, innocent vulnerable citizens and their families are abused and exploited by a nefarious probate court system which destroys individuals and families. While the intent of guardianship laws is to protect such individuals, the court approved greed-based professional guardianship industry perverts the laws and enslaves families as it diverts the valid intergenerational transfer of America’s wealth into their own pockets.

Only a federal probe similar to operation Graylord can root out the perpetrators of this demonic cancer in America perpetrated in probate courts across the country.

Trillions of dollars passed through probate court every year and every American with assets can expect to be involved in probate court at some time in their lives.

Please support this petition and

SIGN the petition

From Ken Ditkowsky, no reason for my interrim suspension, other than politics and a witch hunt

To: Tom Fields <>, ‘Juliette Fairley’ <>, Eric Holder <>, Probate Sharks <>, Tim NASGA <>, “JoAnne M. Denison” <>, Nasga Us <>, Matt Senator Kirk <>, “FBI- ( (” <>, Chicago FBI <>, BILL DITKOWSKY <>, Chicago Tribune <>, SUNTIMES <>, Janet Phelan <>, “J. Ditkowsky” <>, FOX News Network LLC <>, Fiduciary Watch <>, “Y. ACLU” <>, “ComplaintAdmin ADA (CRT)” <>, Bev Cooper <>, Ginny Johnson <>, Glenda Martinez <>, Diane Nash <>, Cook County States Attorney <>, Scott Evans <>, ISBA Main Discussion Group <>, RosANNa Miller <>, Edward Carter <>, “” <>, Sam Sugar <>, Barbara Stone <>, Candice Schwager <>, “Mr. Lanre Amu — Honest Atty Unfairly Persecuted By ARDC” <>, Nancy Vallone <>, Cook Sheriff <>, Elaine Renoire <>, Illinois ARDC <>, Robert Sarhan <>, Alyece Russell <>, Rabbi Moshe Soloveitchik <>, “” <>, Eric Blair <>, Jay Goldman <>, “Jim (” <>, Len Holland <>, Martin Kozak <>, Kathie Bakken <>, Janet Phelan <>, Martha Jantho <>, “” <>, Doug Franks <>, John Howard Wyman <>, 60m Cbs News <>, Mary Richards <>, “Truthbetoldradio (” <>, Kevin Pizzarello <>, ACLU of Illinois <>, “” <>, Wsj Lts <>, “” <>, Doug Franks <>, Greg Coleman <>, Harry Heckert <>, “” <>, Sylvia Rudek NASGA <>, “” <>, The Disability Discussion Docket – Official E-mail List of the Commission On Disability Right <>, The Weekly Standard <>, “” <>, “” <>, Marti Oakley <>
Subject: Re: James Fairley and Monday’s White House Conference on Aging regional forum
Date: Apr 29, 2015 12:14 PM
With the interim suspension of JoAnne Denison by the Illinois Supreme Court it occurred to me that there was some wrongful conduct that was been exposed.    The Rule states:
·         (a)  Grounds for Suspension.   During the pendency of a criminal indictment, criminal information, disciplinary proceeding or disciplinary investigation, the court on its own motion, or on the Administrator’s petition for a rule to show cause, may suspend an attorney from the practice of  law until further order of the court. The petition shall allege:
o    (1)   The attorney-respondent has been formally charged with the commission of a crime which involves moral turpitude or reflects adversely upon his fitness to practice  law, a nd there appears to be persuasive evidence to support the charge; or
o    (2)   A complaint has been voted by the Inquiry Board; the attorney-respondent has committed a violation of the Rules of Professional Conduct which involves fraud or moral turpitude or threatens irreparable injury to the public , his or her clients, or to the orderly administration of justice; and there appears to be persuasive evidence to support the charge.
·         (b)  Form and Service of Petition.   The petition shall be verified or supported by affidavit or other evidence and shall be filed with the clerk. The petition shall be served personally upon the respondent. If the respondent is unavailable or respondent’s whereabouts is unknown, the respondent shall be served by mailing a copy of the petition by ordinary mail to respondent’s last address shown on the Master Roll.
·         (c)  Suspension Order and Conditions of Suspension.   The court may make such orders and impose such conditions of the  interim suspension as it deems necessary to protect the interests of the public and the orderly administration of justice, including but not limited to:
o    (1)   Notification to clients of the respondent’s  interim suspension;
o    (2)   Audit of the respondent’s books, records, and accounts;
o    (3)   Appointment of a trustee to manage respondent’s affairs; and
o    (4)   Physical and mental examination of the respondent.
Ill. Sup. Ct., R 774
The grounds for an interim suspension are FRAUD, MORAL TURPITUDE, and OR IRREPARABLE INJURY TO THE PUBLIC.
Exactly how does a lawyer maintaining a blog that discloses Fraud, Moral Turpitude or official conduct that causes irreparable injury to the public i.e. violations of Federal, State, and Constitutional  by the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission administrator and those acting in concert with him qualify for an interim suspension of the said lawyers law license?       If exposure of such conduct is unethical than the United States Attorney and the attorneys who successfully prosecuted several score of criminal actions by jurists and judicial officials in the Operation Greylord scandal all are as guilty as JoAnne Denison.
The actions of the Supreme Court of Illinois are similarly suspect in the case of Lanre Amu.     His crime was complying with In re: Himmel, [1]        Exactly how an attorney can receive an interim (and a three year) suspension for reporting a judge whose acts in questionable manner to the judicial authorities has not been explained.     How compliance with a Federal Statute 18 USCA 4 is fraud, involves moral turpitude, or injures the public is similarly a mystery that the Supreme Court of Illinois has yet to enlighten the voting public.
With the Supreme Court of the United States holding in United States v. Alvarez 132 S. Ct 2537, 42 USCA 12203, 47 USCA 230, 320 ILCS 20/4, 18 USCA 110/5, 18 USCA 241, 18 USCA 242, 18 USCA 2, 18 USCA 3, and 18 USCA 4 all prohibiting the suspension how did the Illinois Supreme Court enter an order decreeing the interim suspension?
A little history might be relevant.    It is a common complaint of the families of the ‘elder cleansing’ victims that they cannot find attorneys who will undertake to represent either them or the designative victims.     In a Florida case the victim’s family watching the dissipation of an elderly victim’s estate (and in particular valuable real estate) complained that they had run though almost a dozen attorneys who started the assignment with great enthusiasm only to suddenly drop the case.     In the Sykes case 09 P 4585 Gloria Sykes had a similar problem.     JoAnne Denison was not frightened off, so the Guardian ad Litem complained that she had a ‘conflict of interest.’     The conflict alleged was that she had witnessed a document in a totally unrelated matter.     Other lawyers suddenly lost heart when threatened either by the Judge or someone else as to possible loss of law license.
Flash back to my situation.    First I was threatened by the guardian ad litem and the attorney for the plenary guardian that if I did not cease and desist my investigation of the Sykes matter I would be sanctions.     Indeed, I was even though the Judge, the two guardian ad litem and the attorney for the plenary guardian appointed under highly questionable circumstances all knew that the Court had no jurisdiction over me.      An Appellate Court decision reversed the almost $5000.00 sanction.    However, Jerome Larkin and the Illinois Attorney Disciplinary Commission when informed by Cynthia Farenga (one of the Guardians ad litem) that I was asking for an HONEST investigation commenced disciplinary proceedings against me.
It looks like a duck, swims like a duck, has feathers like a duck, and it smells like duck.      There is thus no reason to not recognize that as part of the ‘elder cleansing’ scenario the co-conspirators are actively, notoriously, and openly not only violating the Americans With Disabilities Act, operating beyond the legal limits of the guardianship statutes, openly and notorious violating the Civil and human Rights of the elderly and the disabled, BUT are preventing the victims and their families from having legal representation by fraud, actions of moral turpitude, and actions that can cause irreparable injury to the public.
The action of the Supreme Court of Illinois in the interim suspension of JoAnne Denison is a shot across the bow of America’s core values.       Kim Jong of North Korea would be really proud of the Justices of the Supreme Court of Illinois, but, America’s founding fathers and America’s heroes would hang their heads in shame.

[1] The Administrator’s complaint alleged that the attorney had knowledge of another attorney’s (attorney two) conversion of client funds and failed to inform the Commission of this misconduct. The facts showed that client funds were converted by attorney two and the client then looked to the attorney for recovery of her funds from attorney two. The client asked the attorney not to report attorney two’s misconduct. The attorney was to receive a portion of any fees collected and thus he had an incentive not to report the conduct if it meant collecting his fee. Once all of this was known, attorney two was suspended from the practice of law and the attorney was brought up for disciplinary proceedings. The attorney defended his actions by stating that his client asked him not to report attorney two’s misconduct and that the information provided by his client was privileged. The court found the information was not privileged where communicated  in  the presence of third parties and found that the client’s request did not relieve the attorney of his professional obligation to report the misconduct of other attorneys. The court found, further, that discipline was necessary.  The court ordered that the attorney be suspended from the practice of law for one year.  In re Himmel, 125 Ill. 2d 531, 534, 533 N.E.2d 790, 790, 1988 Ill. LEXIS 121, 1, 127 Ill. Dec. 708, 708 (Ill. 1988)

The discipline of Attys Ostrowski and Bailey in Pennsylvania is not better than Illinois ARDC

Compare my recent supsension for blogging about a highly troubled case in Probate and other Attorneys who have disclosed troubled, corrupt cases and you will see a clear pattern across the United States.

At the same time the “Code of Silence” by attorneys and judges is being enforced because “attorneys and judges have reputations to protect”, other websites decry the practice (as do Ken Ditkowsky and myself) as nothing more an an excuse for a perfectly a good old fashioned cover up operation.

In fact, it’s so bad in Illinois, many have told me that the ARDC stands for Attorneys (that) Really Do Coverups (I have another acronym, but I can’t mention that one here in polite conversation).

Many attorneys have come forward with many, many explanations for mysterious events in and out of the court system.  I am my amerteur band of investigators find more and more answers each and every day.

So what does Mr. Larkin do?  Cover it all up.  And if you look at his mortgage records you can see the real reason why–plenty of cash there.

I’d like to have my mortgage paid for me too–but not at the expense of my tailfeathers.

As one of Illinois’ most perfect examples of coverups run amok, take a look at the 99 year old Alice Gore case where she was isolated for 10 months from 20+ friends and family in a locked down nursing home, and then when she was next seen, her 29 gold teeth had been pulled and a feeding tube implanted against her will–all because she ate too slowly.  Oh, she had a perfectly fine daughter that wanted to care for her at home, but the probate court would not allow for that.  (That’s why Sunrise of Park Ridge is offering $2,000 for every senior you bring them–grandmas for cash–wrong on so many levels)

Take a look at the letters to Atty Karen Bowes at Rinella and Rinella regarding the Cooper’s plight:

Now take a look at the response from the ARDC to the Coopers:

and this isn’t the only letter the Coopers have sent the ARDC.  There have been many.

But the long shot is, Alice Gore ended up in a nursing home where she didn’t want to be.  A mentally ill relative was permitted to be Guardian.  A good daughter was not allowed to take her mother home and care for her there.  In the end, Alice Gore’s 29 gold teeth were pulled because she ate too slow and a feeding tube was implanted against her will.  $1.5 million disappeared from that estate.  In the end, Alice Gore was dehydrated and starved to death and the ARDC refuses to get involved and the authorities in Illinois do nothing when the person has been murdered.

I am still calling for the tox screen of everyone from a nursing home that appears to be dehydrated and/or malnourished.

These murders have to be investigated with honest, thorough and competent investigations.


Finding Dignity in an Institutional World–an Insider’s Perspective

From my long time friend, Emily Hodges, who is now living in an ALF or Assisted Living Facility, this is a documentary about a man living there and how he copes with the routine, the dependence after being an active person who vigorously exercised, taught and was well educated before his car accident, which left him in a wheel chair with limited hand movement.

It’s an eye opener.

And if  you haven’t seen the movie, Alive Inside, a Story of Music and Memory on Netflix and Amazon, please do it now.

From Ken Ditkowsky — what he knows about the 69 W Washington fires

—–Original Message—–
From: kenneth ditkowsky
Sent: Apr 25, 2015 8:32 AM
To: JoAnne M Denison , Bev Cooper Probate Sharks
Subject: Re: From the program – FIRES ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON

In the 1950’s through the years when the Circuit Court was housed in the County Building it was widely known and laughed about that the County was burning their records in the annual fire that raged though floor 3 1/2 with great annual regularity or when an embarrassing investigation was anticipated.  (City Hall also had a 3 1/2 and a similar situation).
When the Brunswick building fire occurred many of the oldtimers feeling nostalgia & the statement:  ” wonder who is being investigated now!”     It stopped being funny when people were killed.
Of course all of the fires could have been co-incidence – but the timing was perfect – only a few lawyers were in the building along with very few public employees.    There was no panic, no injury except to some papers that might be embarrassing.      If the Fire Department records have not been destroyed they will bear out the pattern.     (When the Daley Center was completed enough to move into the County building fires ended – until the Brunswick Building fire 69 W. Washington).
Now that Mr. Larkin and his terrorists at the IARDC have made an issue of the fires, maybe they are doing so because THE HAVE SOMETHING ELSE TO HIDE!
From Joanne;
Again, if anyone has any information about the fires, please come forward in complete confidence.  I have already had some attorneys respond with some amazing information, and this has been passed to the authorities.  If any victims families come forward, I suggest you demand the investigation be reopened.  There are things you should know.
Closure is very important for families. The deaths apparently did not have to happen at all, if fire codes had been respected by management, but they were not.
And, initial articles on the fires indicate at first the 6 deaths were ruled a homicide after an initial investigation, but that was changed sometime later.  If what I have heard is true, the first assessment was correct and the parties involved should have been charged.

From Ken Ditkowsky – On the Interrim Suspension of the Law License of JoAnne Denison

The interim suspension of the law license of JoAnn Denison, Attorney
America has been very lucky to date.     It continues as a viable republic in spite of  events that could have destroyed her.     For instance, in 1812 a hurricane drove the British out of Washington and saved the Republic.    On December 7, 1941 the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.     The American pubic reacted with patriotism and love of country.     On September 11, 2002 terrorists attacked the Trade Center in New York.    Americans again rallied behind our President and consented to giving up some individual rights so that the Republic could prevent future attacks.
Unfortunately, the internal corruption that has infected our political and judicial structure from time to time took advantage of the surrender of some our individual rights to enhance their own pecuniary and parochial  interests.       Yes, these criminal elements have been making inroads into destroying our America almost from day one; however, this virus in particular took hold in the health care industry.    The miscreant took a huge chunk out of our liberty as Americans made sacrifices to protect their freedom from strangers.      The multi-zillion dollar health care industry was target one.      The elderly and the disabled were tempting prey and as the Government accounting office and others have pointed out they are routinely being dragged from their homes, railroaded into guardianships wherein they lose their liberty, their humanity, their property and all the rights of citizenship.    A cottage industry of ‘elder cleansing’ has grown up.
Every audit, and every examination of the industry produces evidence of the criminal activity that has become a National epidemic.      The professional guardianship industry is the subject of citizen complaints on a daily basis.     Horror story after horror story is disclosed.     The Mary Sykes case 09 P 4585, the Alice Gore case, the Wyman case ****** all are representative of the seriousness of the malady.       No outrage is too large or too horrible for the corrupt jurists, judicial officials and public officials who participate in the cottage industry of elder cleansing and their war on the elderly and the disabled.     The ‘cover up’ of this assault on America and its democracy has intimidated many good people into silence.     As an example the mainstream media systematically quashes any mention of the literally hundreds of senior citizens and disabled people who are isolated so that they can have their estates looted, and their humanity and civil rights abrogated.    In a similar manner, Jerome Larkin and the Illinois IARDC are rude, disrespectful, and outright hostile to the hundreds of family members who have complained to the IARDC.      The lawyers who pirate the estates of the elderly and the disabled are given a free pass, but, any lawyer who joins in the complaint is suspended from the practice of law.
Laws are and have been enacted that all recognize that the present guardianship for profit fiasco is wrong, illegal, amoral, and a dagger at the heart of the republic.      Congress, the Government accounting office, and others recognize the cancer, however, the outrage continues on a daily basis.     18 USCA 4 requires citizens, and especially lawyers, to report these felonies.     The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that a lawyer can be disciplined for not reporting the felonies.    18 USCA 2. 3, 371 make those who participate in the felonies equally liable with the miscreants.     Our tax law provides that persons who engage in a conspiracy have joint and several tax liability for the proceeds (benefits) of the wrongful conduct.       All that said, the law means nothing when it is not enforced or entities such as the Supreme Court of Illinois disrespect the law and aid and abet the criminals violating it.       Herein Illinois we have the Sykes, Gore ***** cases all of which clearly illustrate that the Rule of Law is an enigma that looks, sounds, and is beautiful, comprehensive and concise – but, it is not to be enforced or given credence when the favored miscreants who are proactively kidnapping, isolating, robbing, dehumanizing and providing involuntary assisted suicide to their victims are given immunity.
In recent months, the Illinois Supreme Court, Jerome Larkin and other members of the organized bar have demonstrated a total disrespect for the Bill of Rights (1st 10 amendments to the US Constitution) and Article 1 of the Illinois Constitution.      Not a single mainstream media outlet,  or a single elected representative, or a single name law enforcement official, nor any person who we have entrusted out democracy with has voiced a protest to the erosion evidenced by the license suspensions of Lanre Amu, JoAnne Denison or myself.       Indeed, when Jerome Larkin barred a civil rights leader from the kangaroo hearing as to JoAnne Denison’s suspension not a word of protest was uttered.
Why were we suspended?    We committed the crime of complying with 18 USCA 4 and our obligations as lawyers and as citizens.      We spoke out loud as to the ‘elder cleansing’ and/or the corruption of jurists, judicial officials and political figures who were actively engaged in assaults against the core values of America.    In America this action is protected by law, legend, tradition and the writings of the Illinois and Federal Constitution.     The silent invasion of our own brand of National Socialists has apparently garnered control of the State of Illinois.     The question is whether or not the citizens of Illinois are content to live under a North Korean type government or whether they want the government that their forefather fought for.
I was informed today that the Illinois Supreme Court apparently is so upset that JoAnne Denison has expressed her opinion (in a blog) that the railroading a senior citizens into guardianships so that they can isolated, stripped of their humanity, deprived of their liberty, and robbed of their property (assets) (ELDER CLEANSING) is wrong, that on this infamous day of April 22, 2015 they issued an interim suspension of Ms. Denison’s law license.     If the report is accurate, Illinois has struck a terrorist blow to America’s core values and the liberty of its citizens.      The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that it is a danger to the public safety for a lawyer to express her independent view that elder cleansing is wrong.
Few societies have survived the destruction of its core values.     The Communists under Stalin ran the Soviet Union into the ground, and under Putin are repeating the exercise.     The National Socialist under Hitler destroyed Germany.      America by failing to rein in the repressive and wrongful actions of a few deviants in the political and judicial community is following the path of the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, et al.     Ironically, the first wave of victims in the rush to destroy democracy and/or a liberal society are the elderly and the infirm.      The Supreme Court of Illinois that it is proper for clouted lawyers and jurists to prey on the elderly and the disabled.    Here in Illinois the April 22, terror attack by the Illinois Supreme Court on the law license of JoAnne Denison is a clear signal that Illinois is no longer part of the Union – it is a province of North Korea.     Free Speech has been abrogated to mean that Lawyers and other citizens have all the opportunity that they wish to praise the corrupt judiciary, but have no right or privilege to be critical of it.
It is no longer required in Illinois for a corrupt jurist to be concerned about jurisdiction, civil rights, human rights or the limitations on guardianship specified in State and Federal  Law.     When an elderly or disabled person has some money or property that the miscreant want not only is there a tacit agreement that the miscreants are entitled to steal the money or property, but the legal community will render the license of any attorney who does not attorney to criminal acts forfeit.     Just like Nazi Germany – Illinois no longer subscribed to the Rule of law.
If you think that I am over-stating the problem –   Ms. Denison was granted an interim suspension – this means that the Supreme Court feels that she is an imminent threat to the safety of the public by her exercising her First Amendment Rights.      Demand from your elected representatives an HONEST complete, intelligent, and comprehensive investigation of the Denison Case!       Do not take a single word that I say as true – investigate for yourself.   Start with 09 P4585, and then examine the harvesting of the gold from the teeth of Alice Gore.       Failure to take heed means that you will have one or more of these miscreants in your future.
And Ken, you know I have to add, I was serving so many poor and low income people pro bono in probate, I was exhausted, burning the candle at both ends.  Now, I am refreshed and free of any and all obligations that make me stay up late at night drafting pleadings so I can get up early and run to court in the morning, meet clients in the afternoon early evening, draft pleadings until late at night.
These people really aren’t too bright. If they wanted to kill me, that was definitely a best way out for them.
Now I can investigate and survey in peace.
I already am conducting a reinvestigation of the fire at the OPG that killed 6 people.  Did you know, at first it was ruled a homocide and then the big wigs reversed that? Apparently Patrick Murphy was involved–big time.  And a whole lot of lawyers know it and told me about it.  Then I asked if they reported this to the FBI and all I got was silence.
So if you are an attorney out there that has information on the 6 fire victims, please contact me and I will report it for you–no names will be used.  Or, if you are a victim’s immediate family, I will reveal the information to you and ask you to contact the FBI.

Finally, from the Illinois Supreme Court, they have declared this the MOST DANGEROUS BLOG IN ILLINOIS

This proves that this blog is the most dangerous.  And my “investigator” is only amerateur.  Imagine if I had funds for a professional!

I would like to know why the ARDC keeps on quashing discovery of the Sykes case.  I would like to depose each of Carolyn Toerpe, Fred Toerpe and the banks involved in the $1 million coin heist.

I would like to know why the Estate of Carol Wyman ran without jurisdiction for 4 years.  I call it Fraud on the Court.

I would like to know why transcripts were changed in the Sykes case, why orders were scratched out to blame other judges, why transcripts were changed in my ARDC hearing.

I would really like to know who is going to handle all my pro bono cases and my low cost cases.  The ARDC and SCOI haven’t figure that one out.

As far as I know, I am the only public defender of the probate victim.  Where will all that go?  What attorney will do what I did for all these people–and more.  Exhibit G to my SCOI response to the ARDC Petition for Interrim Suspension was filled with affidavits to that effect, but SCOI never batted an eye it seems, to worry about all these people.

Now the Illinois Court System was supposed to issue “surveys” but I can’t find a form on the internet, I have been to the Daley center numerous times during the period in question, and I have not seen or heard of any survey form –or my clients.

Are these secret surveys?

Too many questions, far too few answers.


Cook County Court Surveys–has anyone seen one or has a link to it? Please find and fill out

Announced in the April 3, 2015 Daily Law Bulletin:

From Lanre Amu:

Survey to gauge service quality of circuit courts Illinois judges want to know how people really feel about them.
Chief judges in all 24 judicial circuits will issue surveys at most courthouses in the
state to ask court users — from attorneys to litigants to media and the general public — about their experiences with their local court system.
The goal, Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Rita B. Garman said, is to gain insight about the public’s perception of the state’s court system and make changes wherever necessary.
“It is the court’s obligation to be accountable and provide justice in a fair, equitable and expeditious manner, and, therefore, we look forward to the end results of this survey,” she said in a statement.
The surveys will be conducted from April 13 to May 1. They seek to gather participants’ demographics as well as general perception of and personal experiences with the court system.

My question is, has anyone actually seen these surveys?  Are they in existence?  Who has received them?  How can we get them, fill them in and turn them back.

And finally, if we have been consistently turning in complaints to the ARDC and the Presiding Judge, what do they need a survey for?

Private Probate a huge problem for the poor and likely unconstitutional.

From Human Rights Watch:

the video explains how many states are dumping probation programs to private contractors who charge poor people thousands of dollars and lock them up.

The system is unfair and has to change.  This is just more of the kids for cash, seniors for cash problem that is sweeping the US.

It is not a crime to be poor in the US, we don’t have gulags, we are not supposed to be forcing people into horrendous lock down nursing homes and forcing drugs on them.

Even while I am suspended, I watch out for your rights.  I care about all of you out there, esp. the probate victims.  We have fairly pieced together a huge chunk of the problem, where many in government are linked to drugs and mob money.

It important that these problems are eliminate from the court’s system


From Rev. Crystal Cox — a whistleblower receives protection from the 9th circuit

Reverend Crystal Cox

Crystal L. Cox, Port Townsend Washington

“On January 17, 2014, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with Crystal L. Cox from Eureka, Montana who was sued by for defamation by Kevin Padrick, an attorney and his company – Obsidian Finance Group, LLC. Cox had written posts exposing fraud, corruption, money-laundering and so forth.”

“This ruling should be a clear reminder to misguided attorneys, corporations, developers or those with affluence to cease bullying or intimidating those who report the issues of the day.

Many concerned citizens have no choice but to create their own blogs and websites to level the playing field in this blossoming social media warfare.

The government has its plentiful public relations specialists, paid for by taxpayers. Corporations and special interests have their hired PR consultants. There are hired mercenaries who feel no qualms about spinning the facts. News media can be bought or controlled by big money or shut down.

It’s not uncommon for the public to read articles or watch the TV news only to lament the irregularities or inadequate reporting. Oftentimes, critical issues are shunned or ignored by corporate media because of entwined relationships.

Bloggers with information or have intimate experiences and understanding of issues are critically needed now, more than ever.”


“The Court stated,  The protections of the First Amendment do not turn on whether the defendant was a trained journalist, formally affiliated with traditional news entities, engaged in conflict-of-interest disclosure, went beyond just assembling others’ writings, or tried to get both sides of a story. As the Supreme Court has accurately warned, a First Amendment distinction between the institutional press and other speakers is unworkable.”

They went on to cite cases in which individual speakers have been granted First Amendment rights, despite not being a part of the established press. For example, the First Amendment rights of authors have often been protected,  regardless of their training, background, or affiliations .

This is very good news for anyone who has a blog or even a desire to post things in an individual capacity on their social network. 

It could also go a far way for advocacy groups that work unofficially for candidates and their rights to create media alleging things against candidates. It could also have important ramifications for blogging in other lawsuits.

For example, if a blogger is treated as a journalist for the purposes of the First Amendment, they could also be treated as a journalist in a matter like protection of sources.”

The Real Reason for my Suspension — Lisa Madigan is not who she says she is

Lisa Madigan was born Lisa Murray.  Her real father is Joel Murray who represented major drug distributors as a criminal lawyer in New York.  After 15 years, he “suddenly retired” and put $200k into a fleet of aircraft which became Simmons Air.  It was a match made in heaven.  Low air fares, risky valuable cargo, cash that had to be laundered, the airline quickly was branded “American Eagle” and in 10 years was sold for nearly $80 million.
That’s all fine and good, but where does that leave the Cook County Courts system?  It’s a disaster run by the nefarious and mob connected.
1. Joel Murray was born and raised in Bronx New York, by Hirsch circuit vaudeville performer Al Murray and Catskills hotel operator Claire Stier Murray. He was sent to University of Wisconsin in 1960 on a boxing scholarship and later received his law degree. He began legal practice in Illinois during 1964 as a criminal defense attorney, representing drug dealers, corrupt politicians and mob associates.  He suddenly closed his practice in 1979 and began running Simmons Airlines with his brother. Accelerated growth, and operating agreement using American Eagle brand led to Murray’s eventual sale of Simmons in 1988 to AMR parent for $78 million. 
which has all the connections except Matyas and Sang Yul Lee being partners. The article also notes that Lisa Madigan is famous for failing to prosecute corruption in Illinois. Some great state’s attorney we got.  Does only part of her job for full pay?)
In 1988, Murray moved to residence in Laurel Canyon area of Los Angeles and began financing and producing Broadway plays. Murray’s national touring company was incorporated in Illinois during 1992. He maintained his Chicago Gold Coast residence and condo in Florida as well. 
Murray died in October 2009 and after funeral showing in Chicago was buried in his hometown of Bronx in Jewish only cemetery, next to Lisa Murray’s paternal grandparents. Lisa Murray was the only child of Joel Murray.
2. Fred Roti, son of mobster Bruno Roti, was a long time Chicago Alderman who was indicted in Operation Greylord for fixing court cases. The DOJ in 1999 stated Fred Roti was a known mafia figure aka “made man”. His daughter Rosemary now works for Tim Evans. His son Bruno F. Roti was indicted in 1980 in CPD motor pool kick back scandal and pled guilty serving brief time in prison. Despite conviction, Bruno appears to now work for Sheriff Dart’s office or is on payroll. 
Fred Roti’s grandson John Walz works in Attorney General office under Lisa Madigan.
3. Sang Yul-Lee, ARDC hearing officer in Denison case, is law firm partner of Thomas Matyas, father in law to Tiffany Madigan, half sister of AG Lisa Murray Madigan
This would be correct facts
 4. And I have to add, that there is also the head of the Official Court Reporters at the Daley Center.  Every probate matter has a court reporter from there.  Probably 95% of all cases do.  There are massive complaints about missing transcripts, lost transcripts, “unable to transcribe” transcripts and all sorts of nonsense?  The main culprit from the court reporters I have talked to?
I am told that she asks for court reporters to change or supress transcripts and gives them holy hell if they do not.  Many believe that she too is connected to the mob or they say she acts if she is.  Apparently she drives a big black car and pushes the court reporters around and is not a nice person.  One court reporter said she had to quit when she was asked by MF to do something unethical.  Good for you, CT.
It seems that the mob and/or evil has replaced Lady Justice at our Cook County Court system.  Let’s pray the authorities do their job and get rid of it now.

Breaking News — another martyr created and endorsed by the ARDC

Pretty soon they will have to put posts for our heads up outside 130 E Randolph.

I understand Sir Thomas Moore, from A Man for All Seasons, now considered a true scholar, lawyer, judge and reverred Chancellor of England, had his head on a post for about a month until his daughter took it down after he clung to his principles of honor and integrity, opposing the divorce of Henry VIII and putting away of Queen Catherine, but then he did go on to marry Anne Boleyn who birthed on of the greatest rulers of that age, Queen Elizabeth I, so who knows.

But he did stick to his principles and always told the truth.  When he would not support the new king’s marriage, there was a fight for awhile, but eventually it was off with his head at the tower of England.

In any case, the Sup. Ct. of Ill. agreed with the ARDC and have suspended me as of this morning, I guess, I have no received an email or whatever.

I just showed up in court this morning and someone from the OPG said I had just been suspended!  Of course, the OPG knew, they’ve been waiting for this.

Just yesterday, Carrie Fung lied again in court, saying an amout allegedly owed was $13,000 when it was not, it was $12,500.  Does the court do anything about their lying?  Of course not.  When I challenged her and she was lying and attorneys aren’t supposed to do that, she said to go tell the judge the judge did it, but then I replied, that putting a lie in a court order doesn’t make it the truth and court orders are not supposed to contain attorney lies.  Woman’s got a problem.  Doesn’t she know that if you tell the truth all the time, life is much, much easier?

Right now, they’re so heck bent on invalidating the Sophie Reichert trust, they wanted to default Ryan Reichert right away on invalidating the trust, but the judge, doing her job, said no, she needed proof of jurisdiction (of course this is the same judge who one day said Ryan can’t file for guardianship, his petition is too early so she dismissed it, but then at the next court date, a few weeks later, she summarily appointed the OPG, so go figure.  I hope things are getting better the judges are following the law, but who knows.)

This is just an interrim suspension, and the Review Board could do the right thing.  There’s always hope.  I did challenge them during my argument that ALL of them could be targets of probate court, that I have heard of plenty of stories of wealthy judges and lawyers who were targeted, isolated, drugged and estates drained and then eliminated and that I was the only attorney standing up to such evil.  I’m not sure they got it though, they pretty much stared at me the entire time like deer in the headlights, waiting for the entire hour to be over to get a cup of Starbucks, and the fact that Gary Frake was in the galley and Judge X was killing off his father together with Attys Rhodes and Peck with drugs, etc. didn’t seem to present a problem for any of them.

But right now, I will be taking a well deserved rest.  No more long client calls seeking legal advice, now I can say I don’t do that, but would be glad to blog about it.  I already had a client have an absolute fit about the ARDC suspending me, as if I have anything to do with it.  I offered to blog about her case and that only made it worse.

I told her to complain to the ARDC and the Ill. Sup. Ct., and maybe my clients will, who knows.

I am filing another document with the Ill. Supreme Court today.  Since it’s all Fraud on the Court, there is no timeline and no limitations period.

take care all and I will let you know how this new phase goes. The program is to get reasonably priced attorneys for all the probate victims and run a case management system (without legal advice) under Justice 4 Every1, NFP, but we will see how it goes.

If anyone would like to volunteer as a lawyer or paralegal for these clients, PLMK.



53 Disability Rights Activists Arrested in Washington DC by Obama White House

after they were told the US President would not hear their demands to stop housing the disabled in nursing homes against their will where they cannot experience life to its fullest.

Sound familiar?  Anytime the nursing home industry is threatened it seems someone gets arrested, from Barbara Stone and her heroic fight to protect her mother, to these 53.  People such as Glenda Martinez who recently won her fight to restore her POA rights and bring her husband home from such a nursing home after 1.5 years (complete with bed sores, a rash, deteriorated limbs and muscles for lying in bed all day without rehab, etc.)

150+ disabled rights activists storm the White House fence for their rights, and the US President has them arrested instead of looking at their demands.

The organization is ADAPT.

From Ken Ditkowsky–another call for an investigation! And a call for organization and attorneys!

From: kenneth ditkowsky
Sent: Apr 21, 2015 11:49 AM
To: Candice Schwager , JoAnne M Denison , Sherry Johnston , Rik Munson
Subject: Retaliation.

Illinois has been a leader in judicial corruption.      The tight (corrupt) political control over the judicial system has been credited for the successful growth of a judiciary that most citizens are await to become involved.    We have a ‘watchdog’ committee promulgated by the Supreme Court of Illinois that is unembarrassed when it suspends a lawyer for demanding an investigation of obvious corruption, a lawyer for “practicing law while black,” a lawyer for exercizing her obligations of citizenship and pursuant to the protection of both the State and Federal Constitution operating a blog.    This same organization bars a civil rights leader from observing a kangaroo hearing that it is conducting.   It should be noted that other people were admitted to the “hearing!”   Only Diane Nash was excluded.
I’ve copied law enforcement and I am respectfully requesting them to conduct an Honest investigation as to how jurists and other public officials can use public funds to assault the core values of America.
From Joanne;
And just so everyone knows, Ken was suspended 4 years upon the threat by Adam Stern he would be disbarred, when Ken tried to investigate the Mary Sykes case 09 P 4585.  Mary was railroaded into a guardinaship by Waller, Stern and Farenga and Judge Stuart (who is now gone), and then a safe deposit box was drilled open soon after by the Plenary Guardian Carolyn Toerpe and the contents removed and never inventoried.  Gloria Sykes, Mary’s younger daughter fiiled subpoena after subponea and desired discovery on Carolyn Toerpe, only to have all the subponenas and discovery quash.  Carolyn sports new jewels and pays for a lavish wedding for her daughter.  The Probate court and Stuart, Schmeidel, Farenga, etc. quash all discovery.  Gloria’s chosen attorney (myself) is disqualified on a pack of lies.  Gloria files motion after motion only to be ignored, denigrated and snubbed by a court that exists only for the elite.
At my trial, Judge Stuart on the stand changed her testimony about whether she had her deputies chain Gloria to a chair and threaten her pets with euthanization.  Six weeks later she “suddenly retired” most likely thanks to a nice young man with a hair cut, white dress shirt who sat in the galley and politely declined to identify himself.
So with the ARDC and Illinois Supreme Court refusing to protect whistleblowers, and with it solidly being the No. 1 state in corruption, where do we have to go?
Whom will protect us if the ARDC goes after honest attorneys with impunity, the agents of the mission to continue corruption go on unabated, with no one to protect them.
Who will stop this and put an end to it all?
If you can volunteer to help me, let me know.  I need grants, I need an army, I need volunteers and most of all volunteer attorneys to clean up these messes.
thank you

Cooper’s Corner’s Tomorrow night discusses what happened at the Review Board!

As all of you are aware, the “Review Board” hearing was utterly amazing in that 1) they banned my court reporter, and 2) left Diane Nash, a famous Civil Rights leader featured in the movie Selma, standing the hallway (while 2 litigator attorneys sat in the first row).

Also, as you know, the ARDC does not file Ethics Reports mandated under the 2009 Ethics Reporting Act, it does not say how it chooses Tribunals or Review Boards, etc.

There will be plenty to discuss and NEWS FLASH!  For those of you that are probate victims, or family members, we will be having the first meeting of Justice 4 Every1’s Probate Victim/Corruption Victim Support Group. Come and find and meet with others who have experienced the horrors of corrupt court rooms and judges.  Amazing and horrific stories.  All victims and their families are invited.

Next up, Glenda’ Martinez-Col. Smith’s amazing win in the 3rd District of the Court of Appeals.  Her attorney did an absolutely amazing job of getting her Powers of Attorney back so she could take her husband home!  Good for her.

Please let me know if you are a victim of probate court or any court corruption and we will invite you to our first meeting where you can watch the show and meet others in the same situation.

Thanks again for all of your support, it is much appreciated.


A favorite tactic of the OPG–exchange truth and honesty for sanctions!

One of the classic signs in probate that you’ve gotten too close to the truth, is the age old Motion for Sanctions for merely telling the truth.

Take a look at what Carrie Fung of the OPG filed against me–unreal and unbelievable.

So let’s see if the judge sides on the first Amendment or if there is another agenda.

Actually, the First Amendment doesn’t even apply here.  This is a pleading and attorneys have to have the freedom to tell their client’s side of the case, or else it is malpractice.

If this were not discussed openly and freely, then no one would get warned about what goes on in the “let’s make a deal” of the probate floor.


From Ken Ditkowsky – Complaint regarding Jerome Larkin

From: kenneth ditkowsky
Sent: Apr 20, 2015 6:18 PM
To: Illinois ARDC , “”
Cc: The Weekly Standard , The Disability Discussion Docket – Official E-mail List of the Commission On Disability Right <>
Subject: complaint against Jerome Larkin

Pursuant to Himmel, I am complaining of the amoral conduct exhibited by Jerome Larkin, the Administrator of the IARDC and persons employed by the IARDC.    My complaints are:
1) the April 9, 2015 exclusion of Ms. Diane Nash from the hearing room in which a kangaroo hearing was held concerning Ms. Denison license.    I trust that you know that Ms. Nash is an icon of the Civil Rights movement in America and except for the Illinois Supreme Court’s commission is well respected and beloved for her role in America’s proud history.
2) the intellectual and wrongful legal lynching of Mr. Amu — the racial nexus of the proceeding is disgusting and wrong. 
3) the assault on Ms. Denison’s rights.    We now have an indication pending the verification of the accuracy of  as to the motivation of Mr. Larkin in his open and notorious violation of the Federal and State Constitutions.
Even though I received a four year suspension for requesting an Honest investigation of the elder cleansing scenario now further exposes in   I am once again requesting such an investigation and a copy of this e-mail is being forwarded to Law Enforcement.     I am requesting that the United States of America (18 USCA 4) investigate and determine if the RICO violations charged in the link  are accurate and would support an appropriate prosecution.

From NASGA — is guardianship at its core a crime against humanity?

Excellent video from NASGA begs the question–is guardianship, now at over a trillion dollars a year passing through the nation’s probate courts, a crime against humanity?

I argue that it is.  Seniors railroaded into guardianships and forcibly evicted by the police from their homes (RLVN, Gore, Wyman, et alia), or by a relative (Sykes), homes sold, personal property plundered without accounting (Wyman, Sykes, RLVN, Reichert, et alia), seniors isolated from former family and friends and “caretakers” that are really bodyguards or lootguards put in place (Stone, Reichert, et alia) and they they are forcibly drugged with dangerous psychotropic drugs so that if they did not have dementia before, they will get it in a few short months (Frake, Stone, Col. Smith, et alia)

There is a whole lot of support for what this man says.  The drugging and isolation of seniors, while clearly violating the ADA, likely also violates  international treaties on torture and the UN is looking into this right now to expand the definition of torture to cover seniors forcibly placed in nursing homes, isolated, drugged and feeding tubes implanted against their will where they are starved and dehydrated and the crimes are covered up and local coroners rarely do tox tests when a senior dies.

From Ken Ditkowsky-article submission to the Governor

Date:   April 17, 2015
To:   Governor of the State of Illinois
Cc:    Wall Street Journal,   Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times
United States Attorney General and Law enforcement

((NB: this version has been edited for accuracy  ))

Dear Governor Rauner,

The State of Illinois at one time was the lynch pin of America.    It was the railroad hub of the Nation, and a focal point for business and industry.     Today, it is known to be one of most corrupt places in America and the most poorly run State in the Union.     In your election campaign you yourself made this point and you so many of the citizens of the State voted for you that you were elected our governor.

Illinois’ problems are not limited to its fiscal disaster.     The corruption issue is driving business and industry out of our State and robbing the State of its future.     Our courts are a National joke!     Illinois has been a key site for the so called “class action” lawyers who extort millions of dollars from industry on dubious claims.     A few years ago a score of Judges went to jail in the “operation Greylord” scandal.    Many more resigned to avoid charges.    Two Supreme Court of Illinois judges had to resign because of corruption [1].     Indeed, it is open joke in the 2nd oldest profession that we have the best jurists that money can buy.

When the judicial climate in a state is akin to a cesspool it is no wonder that the fiscal climate is not far removed.     Unfortunately, a cancer has to be treated not by firing a single rifle bullet at the tumor, but, in a manner that will make an impression on the miscreants while not destroying the entire organism.      Thus, no matter how large the band aid that you are able to place on Illinois’ pension crisis, its budget crisis, it capital crisis etc., Illinois has to address the fact that we have a crisis in confidence that is promulgated by the corruption in Illinois judicial system.     The Illinois Supreme Court created the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission to protect the public from corrupt lawyers and judges.     Jerome Larkin is its administrator.       As hereinafter reported,  Larkin has either aided and abetted or acted in concert with corrupt elements of the judiciary to defile and undermine any credibility that the Court system may enjoy. [2]

Corruption, even that which is engrained into the fabric, can be addressed by honest public officials who have courage and most important integrity.       Candidly such individuals have not been readily available; however, the Illinois electorate believes by electing you as our governor that you can and will ally yourself with such persons.

As a starting point, Illinois citizens must feel safe and confident that they can trust their leaders.     The Illinois Constitution of 1970 was just one of the attempts to cure the corruption scenario.      In 1970 (prior to the Blue Ballot) Illinois judges were frustrating the populace not only with their hunger for collateral compensation not reported on the w2 form, but, by a helpless feeling that the nameless faceless bureaucrat had them by the ‘short hairs’ and their only remedy was to grin and bear or flee.      Article 1 Section 12 of the Illinois Constitution reflects this frustration, to wit:

Every person shall find a certain remedy in the laws for all injuries and wrongs which he receives to his person, privacy, property or reputation. He shall obtain justice by law, freely, completely, and promptly.

Illinois Const., Art. I, § 12

A corrupt system relies on “fear” “censorship” and “intimidation.”         Part of the syndrome of corruption is proactive litigation that is wired from beginning to end.     735 ILCS 110/5 addresses the intimidation litigation that would allow honest dissent and/or honest claims to be defeated by the crush of litigation costs.

§ 735 ILCS 110/5. Public policy
·         Sec. 5.   Public policy. Pursuant to the fundamental philosophy of the American constitutional form of government, it is declared to be the public policy of the State of Illinois that the constitutional rights of citizens and organizations to be involved and participate freely in the process of government must be encouraged and safeguarded with great diligence. The information, reports, opinions, claims, arguments, and other expressions provided by citizens are vital to effective law enforcement, the operation of government, the making of public policy and decisions, and the continuation of representative democracy. The laws, courts, and other agencies of this State must provide the utmost protection for the free exercise of these rights of petition, speech, association, and government participation.

735 ILCS 110/5

It should be noted that the Illinois legislature passes laws that meet or exceed expectations of the public on a regular basis.       Just about every problem is addressed with appropriate words and phrases that give great comfort to the voting blocs that are concerned with the particular parochial problem.      Unfortunately, the solution to the problem is implementation.       Having a law on the books that is systematically ignored is not only a waste, but, a frustration.      This situation is so common place in Illinois that many of us do see much sense in participation in government.   The recent mayoral run-off had about 30% of the electorate voting!

Let us talk specifics.    The Devil is in the details.    I propose looking at one of the many cases that appear in the files of the Probate Division of the various Circuit Courts.   The case of In re: Mary Sykes 09 P 4585 (Circuit Court of Cook County) is a poster board case.

In 2009 an Elderly grandmother caught her older daughter stealing from her.     Some unpleasantness occurred and the grandmother made application to the Circuit Court of Cook County for a protective order.  [3]   The daughter, wise in the ways of Cook County, hired a “lawyer” with the appropriate clout.     The petition for a protective order was shunted to the Probate Division and consolidated with a totally spurious petition for guardianship [4].     The criterion for guardianship is:

Guardianship shall be utilized only as is necessary to promote the well-being of the disabled person, to protect him from neglect, exploitation, or abuse, and to encourage development of his maximum self-reliance and independence. Guardianship shall be ordered only to the extent necessitated by the individual’s actual mental, physical and adaptive limitations.

755 ILCS 5/11a-3

There were no attempts made to comply with the jurisdictional requirements of the guardianship act.      A search of the record in the Mary Sykes 09 P 4585 reveals that the Summons required by the act was never served on Mary.   There was no prior 14 day notice of hearing on Mary’s competency ever held and in point of fact no hearing was every held.     No attempt was made to ascertain what if any actual mental, physical or adaptive limitations Mary might have had.    A corrupt jurist rubber stamped an order handed to her by equally corrupt guardians and their attorney.   Even the venue was not in accordance with the Statute.     What is most telling is the fact that to avoid providing the appropriate notice Mary was removed from Cook County and was isolated in Naperville, Illinois.    The Sheriff who made a search of his records and could not find any return of summons on Mary.  Such is normally jurisdictional.    To make certain that Mary was not informed of the attempt to guardianize her the de facto guardian directed the Sheriff to serve Mary in Cook County when the de facto guardian appointed by the Circuit Court had actual knowledge that Mary was being held by the older daughter in DuPage County [5].

Once a fraudulent guardianship was created and safely vested under the control of a cadre of miscreant lawyers and their co-operative corrupt jurist Mary was systematically separated from her property and liberty.    Her safety deposit box was raided and over a million dollars in gold coins removed.  (And never inventoried).    Her valuables found their way out of her possession and her prior life disappeared.  (See Gloria Sykes affidavit).     Family members, friends and others who objected were systematically dealt with.    Mary’s younger daughter was actually chained to a chair and required to disclose where she had hidden her (the daughter’s) assets which consisted of an insurance settlement.

All attempts to induce law enforcement to protect Mary Sykes were thwarted by the agreement of the two guardian ad litem, the guardian, corrupt jurists, corrupt political figures and miscellaneous miscreants. [6]     Mr. Jerome Larkin and his band of **** at the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission lead the battle to silence any lawyer who had the audacity to demand an Investigation of this or any similar case [7].      They could care less about Illinois and Federal Statutory protections – they are above the law and their Gulag is safe.      I was not the only attorney who was threatened with IARDC proceedings for questioning the spurious proceedings that were being promulgated against Mary Sykes sans jurisdiction.     Most of the lawyers faded into the woodwork and were gone.     I am of a different generation of lawyer.       Gloria Sykes went through almost a dozen lawyers until she tried to fight for her mother’s life pro se.     She has been totally unsuccessful.     Like just about every victim or family member of a victim no one is interested in listening to her.     For my inquiry into the Mary Sykes case, I was suspended for four years, and proceedings are pending to suspend JoAnne Denison for 3 years.

I am not asking you, Governor Rauner, to intervene or in any way interfere with my four year suspension.    I am FULLY RETIRED.  I am not writing to you concerning me or the Mary Sykes case.      The issue here is not any particular case, but the climate that is so cancerous.       Why would a sane person want to live in a State that is so lawless that a senior citizen or a disabled person is subjected to (at the whim of politically connected criminals) loss of liberty, property, humanity, dignity and all other rights of American citizenship.

The last sentence may seem harsh or over broad, but, it is not!     The Alice Gore case is another of the umpteen “elder cleansing” cases that pollute the Illinois courts.     Alice Gore’s situation was infamous in that her 1.5 million dollar estate was ravaged by some infamous individuals who for the purposes of this memorandum remain anonymous.    These miscreants noted that Ms. Gore had gold filings in her mouth.    They then had 29 teeth pulled and they harvested the gold!       Of course they never inventoried their loot and when Mrs. Gore died they lost interest in her and never notified the family of her death.

Unfortunately, the scenario that I reported to has been repeated over and over again.     The one unifying fact is that when the “body” of an elderly or disabled person has reaped for the miscreants the greatest pecuniary gain the elderly person is quietly put to death.     (A few escape.    John Wyman’s mother escaped because he violated the law grabbed her fled the State so that she could escape.    His mother after being extricated from captivity produced a number of valuable paintings and artistic pieces.

Why should I reside in Illinois?    Why should I do business in Illinois?     Why should I have any contacts with the State of Illinois?       In your campaign for governor you posed the questions.      The answer is that there is not one good reason to reside, do business in, or have contacts with a State that allows a Mary Sykes or Alice Gore case to occur.     Such outrages as the ‘elder cleansing scenario’  can happen to me or to one of my loved ones.    Article 1 Section 12 of the Illinois Constitution is a myth!      The families of the victims of elder abuse, elder exploitation, elder isolation, and elder cleansings [8] have no remedy.      How can there be a remedy when the Justice System is corrupt and law enforcement observes the principle of benign neglect?

The outrage does not end in the corruption in the Probate court.       It goes much deeper.      We have police, law enforcement, and administrators with the power to reign in ultra vires actions of lawyers, judges, political figures, and others who claim to be servants of the people  – they do nothing.      Where were they in the Sykes case and/or the Gore case?      Illinois has an Income tax.    Everyone knows that the breach of a fiduciary duty is a taxable event under both the State of Illinois and the US tax codes.     The Illinois Department of Revenue appears to have turned its head and not a penny of the aggregate several million dollars of stolen money in the Sykes has been taxed.      The IDR is not interested.    Indeed, everyone knows that those actors who engage in a conspiracy have joint and several liability and therefore Larkin and the attorneys who actively aid and abet the elder cleansing also enjoy liability for the taxes.     (Conspirators who act together all enjoy the same liability).

The Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, the Illinois Supreme Court, and Mr. Larkin are on the front lines!      They are shoulder to shoulder with the criminals who were abusing, isolating, exploiting and elder cleansing senior citizens such as Sykes and Gore.      Indeed, Mr. Larkin, the administrator of the IARDC, was/is so upset by the call for an HONEST  investigation that he brought highly unusual and bizarre disciplinary proceedings [9] not only against the undersigned but attorney JoAnne Denison who pursuant to 47 USCA 230 authored a blog in an effort to silence and intimidate us and the sundry lawyers of the Illinois Bar.       The actions of Mr. Larkin and those who act in concert with him at abhorred by 18 USCA 4, 18 USCA 242, 18 USCA 1341, 18 USCA 371.      The legislature has made in very clear that:

(a-7)   A person making a report under this Act in the belief that it is in the alleged victim’s best interest shall be immune from criminal or civil liability or professional disciplinary action on account of making the report, notwithstanding any requirements concerning the confidentiality of information with respect to such eligible adult which might otherwise be applicable.

320 ILCS 20/4

The Bill of Rights and in particular the First Amendment mean nothing to the ‘elder cleansers’ as they prey on the elderly and the disabled so why should a State immunity grant be given any credibility!      Larkin – assuming that having the title “Lawyer” has some knowledge of the law, he is aware of 18 USCA 2 and 18 USCA 3 are read in connection with 18 USCA 4.    18 USCA 4 requires:

Whoever, having knowledge of the actual commission of a felony cognizable by a court of the United States, conceals and does not as soon as possible make known the same to some judge or other person in civil or military authority under the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.

18 USCS § 4

As a lawyer, Larkin in his Administrative capacity is aware that pursuant to 42 USCA 12203, his actions violate the anti-intimidation mandate that Congress enacted to prevent exactly the actions that Larkin those who he acts in concert with are doing.   See 18 USCA 242.      Larkin is aware that the Americans With Disabilities Act requires that  a reasonable accommodation be made for the elderly and the disabled, and he certain is aware that the railroading an individual into an guardianship wherein he/she is abused, isolated and exploited (elder cleansed) is not a reasonable accommodation.      He certainly is aware of the limitations of the Guardianship act codified in 755 ILCS 5/11a – 3.      Why is he still the Administrator of the IARDC?     Why does this type of terrorism continue to haunt the elderly, the disabled and their families ?      It exists because the prior administration of the State of Illinois either could not or would not enforce our laws!

Indeed, as all citizens are supposed to know the law, I submit to you that many citizens of Illinois and the United States of America are influenced by the lawlessness that is being fostered in this State.   Corruption has been estimated to be $3008 per capita in Illinois.      It is much easier to march on Springfield to demand more laws than to demand that the existing laws be enforced and public officials who shirk their responsibilities and oaths be held accountable.

Why would I locate my business in Illinois if I had an opportunity to live and work in any of the State of the Union?      Looking only at the Elder cleansing scenario that is fostered, aided and abetted and nurtured by Jerome Larkin and some corrupt jurists and lawyers I cannot logically feel safe herein North Korea Illinois.       This corruption is costing the State of Illinois billions of dollars!

Think of the predicament that citizen of Illinois has when Jerome Larkin and his ilk are assaulting the First Amendment and the Bill of Rights.      If I hire a lawyer, I have to hire one who is corrupt, connected or both.       If my lawyer speaks out and says the wrong thing – like demanding an HONEST investigation – he will be disciplined.     Thus, I am assured that unless this changes Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa et al are much more attractive places to live, work, and locate my business.    If I have a dispute with my neighbor, I would obtain an adjudication on a level playing field.

I and the citizens of the State of Illinois urge you, as you attempt to turn Illinois around, to consider directing law enforcement including the Illinois State Police to enforce the law not only by issuing traffic tickets on the toll way, but by arresting criminals who are kidnapping the elderly and the infirm for profit.    It is very clear from the file in 09 P 4585 that Mary Sykes was spirited from her home in Cook County, isolated abused and exploited by white collar criminals who misused the justice system for their own benefit.     The Nuremberg trials of Nazi war criminals give stark precedent to the fact that harvesting the gold from the mouths of the elderly is not accepted behavior for even such august individuals as guardian ad litem, guardians, judges, Jerome Larkin etc condone the same.    Illinois will never be ‘great’ again until the law means the very same thing to the lowly flotsam who have to work for their daily bread and the elite who enjoy political favors.

I and other members of the public respectfully suggest and urge you to enforce the law of the State of [10]Illinois to protect the elderly and the disabled from ravages and exploitation by corrupt judicial officials, their appointees and political operatives such as Jerome Larkin.

[1] We have so many governors going to jail that civics student have difficulty remembering the names of the governors who did not go from the State house to the Big house.    It is common place to read that such and such public executive has defrauded the State, the County, or the City of millions of dollars.   In February
Deborah Quazzo, founder and managing partner of GSV Advisors, a venture capital firm….. Her dual roles as public official and private investor are being investigated by the Chicago school system’s inspector general.   The
Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett is under Federal Investigation for a specie of fraud..

[2] This is a harsh statement, but, I submit that Jerome Larkin’s current conduct in the JoAnne Denison case is so reprehensible as to utterly destroy any confidence in the judicial system in Illinois.   He is committing a naked assault on the First Amendment and the core values of America – and no one seems to care.     He even unilaterally barred a hero of the Civil Rights movement from a public hearing!

[3] This Petition was never heard.    Any attempt to call it up for hearing was thwarted.   The powers that be, without jurisdiction or even token compliance with the protections of 755 ILCS 5/11a – 1 et seq.  decreed that Mary Sykes was to be isolated from her prior life, her humanity and liberty rights forfeit and her life savings and other assets redistributed to the more deserving judicial appointees and their associates.      The guardian as an example suddenly exhibited the tokens of wealth when immediately prior to her appointment was begging for handouts from Mary.
[4] Mary Sykes has been depicted in videos that were posted on MaryGSykes blog.    Therein it is demonstrated that she was perfectly competent in that she knew the objects of her bounty, the extent and nature of her property and was able to formulate a plan.     Indeed, had any hearing actually been scheduled and held as to Mary’s competency it would have been quite clear that it could not be proven by clear and convincing evidence that Mary was incompetent.   She knew exactly how much was stolen by the daughter petitioning to be guardian, she did her own banking, and knew who her family was.      It was interesting to note that even though 755 ILCS 5/11a – 10 requires the service of 14 days prior notice on immediate (close or nearest) family members the Petitioner (older daughter) did not disclose that Mary had two siblings alive.    In other words the miscreant petitioner for guardian either was not candid with the Court or she did not know the names of her two aunts.

[5] The Court has held that the 14 days prior notice is jurisdictional.     This ‘dirty little secret’ is difficult to avoid if the file in the Mary Sykes case is examined.    However, by the mix of a little frugality with the truth, a little obfuscation, and an outright lie of two the jurisdictional aspect has been avoided.    The miscreant lawyers and jurist have focused on a proceeding to develop a care plan as an alternative to a hearing to determine competency.     A scheduled hearing on the petition for an order of protection substituted for such due process requirements as notice.    The agreement between the two guardian ad litem of the attorney for the petitioner took the place of testimony and the rubber stamp of a jurist made the entire proceeding kosher.

[6] Law enforcement historically is not interested in the cases that compose the War on the Elderly and the Disabled.    The corrupt jurists have great power and are assured that Jerome Larkin and the IARDC will aid and abet the Elder Cleansing to the death!     There is no percentage in fighting ‘city hall’ especially when the proceedings are wired from beginning to end.

[7] After a number of aggrieved individuals wrote the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission to complaint that the railroading of Mary Sykes into a guardianship was a terrible thing and there was only a negative response from the IARDC, in April 2010, I was engaged to investigate the situation by a number of neighbors, friends and family of Mary Sykes.     When the two guardian ad litem got wind of my engagement they tried to first intimidate me by telephone threats and when I was not intimidated they filed a Rule 137 motion against me.     To my surprise, without jurisdiction over me – as I had up to this point no contact with the probate proceeding in case 09 P 4585 – the corrupt jurist found me guilty.    It took a year and I was finally fined $4500.00.   I appealed and the appellate court found no jurisdiction.     Such brought the IARDC into the picture.   Guardian Ad Litem Cynthia Farenga wrote to the Commission that I joined by JoAnne Denison had demanded an Honest investigation.   She demanded and obtained a disciplinary proceeding against both myself and Ms. Denison.

[8] Elder Cleansing is the First cousin of Racial and Ethnic cleansing.     Elder Cleansing is the act of railroading a senior citizen into a guardianship so that they can be isolated from family and prior life and then without interference from caring family, friends and neighbors the senior can be stripped of his/her humanity, assets, life savings, liberty and other property.

[9] In my proceedings an IARDC attorney shocked the gallery by asking me if I was repentant for writing a letter to the Attorney General of the United States requesting an investigation of these elder cleansing cases that were going on in the Probate court.     I told him that as long as the Stars and Stripes waved, I intended to continue my fight against the assaults on the Bill of Rights.      Attorney Denison exercised her First Amendment Rights by publishing my essays on her blog, and worse yet making available to the public material such as transcripts of proceedings in the Sykes case and others.    Neither Ms. Denison nor myself have attorned to the code of silence that Mr. Larkin and his cohorts have arbitrarily imposed on the legal community.

The bizarre nature of the Denison proceedings is 1) the fact that such an obvious assault on the First Amendment has been made, 2) that the proceeding parallels a disciplinary proceeding against Attorney Lanre Amu that appears to many as having a racial nexus, and 3) that Larkin’s minions excluded from her argument before an appellate panel Ms. Diane Nash.    Ms. Nash was the only person excluded.     Ms. Nash is a hero of the Civil Rights movement and one of the organizers of the Selma March.   (NB.   Her name and likeness are portrayed in the move “Selma!”)

[10] If Larkin and his ilk are innocent, why do they oppose an HONEST investigation, and in particular, why have they not joined in the call for such an investigation.     It should be noted that in the Mary Sykes case it was reported that Mary Sykes’ home (which was valued at approximately $700,000) was sold to a nominee of one of the attorneys for approximately $200,000.      We reported pursuant to 18 USCA 4 to the Attorney General of the United States so that the miscreants cannot claim capital gains when they resell the dwelling for $700,000 through a series of mesne sales.

Ken Ditkowsky
This version has been edited  for accuracy.

From Ken Ditkowsky to the Wall Street Journal–elder cleansing is a real threat to us all and our loved ones

To:   Editors of the Wall Street Journal
Cc:    Justice Department/Law enforcement.
This morning (April 16, 2015) the First editorial starts with the words:
“Ill- defined federal laws now reach into virtually every sphere of human behavior, and thus prosecutors can destroy almost anyone they choose.”
 Indeed, such is a sobering thought; however, many Federal and State laws are very clear and they also reach into ever sphere of human endeavor.     Many of these laws, especially those that codify America’s core values should not be swept under the rug or granted an insignificant status.    For instance,  it is very clear and black letter law that any citizen, at any- time, anywhere, and  in just about any circumstances has a right to complain to other citizens and to law enforcement of judicial corruption, political corruption, and even suspected corruption.      Thus, a citizen, has a right to author or manage a blog that claims that particular judges in Cook County, Illinois are corrupt, and aiding and abetting the elder cleansing of senior citizens and the infirm.  47 USCA 230, Article 1 of the Illinois Constitution and the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.       The First Amendment has evoked great controversy over the years; however, the Supreme Court has been steadfast in decreeing that it must be given its more liberal interpretation.
It is an equally sobering thought that by use of semantics and by outright misinterpretation of the words and phrases uttered by the Legislative branch of government editorial boards. Prosecutors, and apologists alike can take any ‘language’ and distort it to either advance a cause or to destroy a cause.    We call these forays “intellectual dishonesty.”      Thus, when a respected Senator goes to the mat for a friend who is obviously over-charging the government on Medicare and engaging in some questionable activities it is easy to divert attention and object to the prosecution of the Senator for misusing his official position.
Here in Illinois the Wall Street Journal, other media outlets, law enforcement, and the legal community have turned a deaf ear to cries for an investigation of ‘elder cleansing.’    Elder cleansing being the systematic railroading of a senior citizen or disabled person into guardianship for profit.   Therein the victim is isolated for his her former life so that he/she can be stripped of his/her humanity, property, liberty, and other civil rights.    A Prime example is In re:  Mary Sykes 09 P 4585.      Therein even though literally hundreds of similar ‘elder cleansing cases’ have been brought to the attention of local, State, and Federal authorities government and law enforcement have failed to enforce the law.     The First, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendments are routinely ignored in the elder cleansing cases,     The Americans with Disabilities Act and the protective clauses in the guardianship authorization statues are regularly and routinely ignored.
Indeed, it appears that Prosecutors are afraid to go before a Grand Jury pursuant to 18 USCA 242 when they learn that a senior citizen such as Alice Gore has been ‘gored’ by a Guardian ad litem (having connections).      Indeed, no one is seriously offended by the fact that the Gold (Au) in her teeth has been harvested!        The report of the perniciousness that Alice had to endure was ignored by the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary commission.     Law enforcement has not covered itself with glory either.     The excuse – the prosecutor does not wish to over-reach or “we do not engage in supervising individual grievances.”     Thus, government opens the door for “cover ups”   such as is presently being fostered by Mr. Jerome Larkin individually and as administrator of the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission.     Larkin is disinterested and unconcerned that he is defying the law 18 USCA 4 by not prosecuting lawyers for their role in the isolation of Alice Gore, the theft of 1.5 million dollars of her assets et al.      Larkin is similarly disinterested that he violates the law for speaking out against this corruption.     For instance, he is prosecuting Attorney JoAnne Denison for writing  blog that is critical of the jurist and her guardian ad litem in the Gore case and/or Judge Stuart, Judge Connors **** actions in the Mary Sykes case.     Ms. Denison has also be critical of the court room players that isolated Alice Gore from 20+ relatives and friends, then inserted a feeding tube laced with drugs because she took too long to eat, and then pulled her 29 gold teeth and when the estate money was gone, she was starved and dehydrated to death against her will.    47 USCA 230 is not “ill-defined”     Larkin is aware that his actions (cover ups) violation Federal Law.      He and those miscreants he aids and abets and/or acts in concert with could care less.
 The First Amendment is not “ill-defined.”     It is obvious is that Health care Fraud is a trillion dollar industry and elder cleansing is a key part of the entire package.     This fraud provides corrupt judicial officials, their appointees, and their associates with ready “tax free” remuneration that is protected by “court orders.”       (NB.  It is tax free because the taxing authorities have given all the miscreants a pass).     Indeed, Larkin et al are aware that their intimidation and attempts are censoring laws from speaking out as to the ‘elder cleansing’ is an assault on the First Amendment.      The First Amendment is not a suggestion – it is a core value of America!
Using the Sykes case as an example over a million dollars in gold coins was removed from a safety deposit box.   (See Gloria Sykes affidavit and statements)     Not one coin was inventoried.   When I called for an Honest investigation (and Ms. Denison posted the call on her blog), Guardian ad Litem alerted Mr. Larkin and I was prosecuted by Jerome Larkin (IARDC) and his band of cohorts (violation of 18 USCA 371) for my writing to the Attorney General of the United States concerning the overt violations of the core laws of America.     Larkin (IARDC) is apparently ‘above the law’ as not only does he assault Mr. Denison’s First Amendment Rights, but on April 9, 2015 he barred Diane Nash from the hearing room during Ms. Denison’s argument.     (Diane Nash was one of the organizers of the Selma March and other Civil Rights marches.     Larkin also prosecuted Attorney Lanre Amu for complaining to the IARDC that certain judges had some ethical difficulty – the prosecution appears to have a racial nexus).
How do public officials like Larkin get away with their assault on the Bill of Rights and the core of America?      The quoted statement sends fear into the heart of prosecutors who are concerned about America and her survival.     Corrupt officials who rubber stamp whatever politically correct scenario that is in vogue could care less as to the Rule of Law and/or its fairness.      Democracy is not a spectator sport.
A public position such as Senator, Judge, Administrator et al is a public trust.    This public trust cannot be taken for granted nor should it be ‘for sale!’      The 2010 case of United States vs. Skilling is not an exculpation.    It is another manifestation of the Bill of Rights.      It is a restatement of the concept that in a criminal case, inadvertence and/or negligence does not equal the specific intent that is the hallmark of our criminal law.     Thus, there is no reason why a public official who aids and abets the fraud on the public or serious civil rights violations by guardians for profit and other miscreants should not be jointly and severally liable to the victims and society.    When taxable events occur the public official (such as Mr. Larkin) should also be liable for the Income taxes due.     The overt acts by a public official in pursuance of the criminal acts that constitute guardianship abuse, guardianship exploitation and the other elements of elder cleansing are all felonies.     No one ever put a gun to the head of the public official who aids, abets and/or acts in concert with the cottage industry of elder cleansing.
 Public officials who are for sale to special friends ought to be not only criminally punished, but they also should pay the State and Federal Income taxes on the benefits that they aid and abet.    Larkin, Senator Menendez et al both knew what they were doing was wrong.   Both knew that they crossed the line, and each should have to address their actions before a Court of Law.    Promulgation of phony rationalizations that underage prostitutes are part of the representation of the People of the State of New Jersey color the totality of the scenario.    Indeed, the Senator and his doctor friend both knew that overbilling the United States of America was not appropriate whether or not there was a specific statute barring the same.
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Success in Las Vegas–95 year WWII vet escapes “professional guardians”

Now he is happy at home with friends and relatives caring for him.

From the NASGA newsletter today:

check out a happy ending, but it was only after a horror story of being forced from his own home, $400k drained from his estate by “professionals” that his family endured a long court battle to let him go free.

Congratualtions to this family and their endurance and a nice success story of hope.

And I’m also pleased to announce that Glenda Martinez and her husband Col. Alan Smith, ret’d., are now back together and at home after waging a fierce battle for about 1.5 years to free Col. Smith from an abusive guardian and nursing home.  Unfortunately Col Smit returned to his home with dehydration, malnutrition, bed sores and rashes.  Glenda is now lovingly caring for him at home and please pray for his total recovery.  This is the case where the “professionals” were able to annul the marriage and Ms. Martinez’s powers of attorney. The Florida Appellate court just overturned all those decisions.  I am waiting for a a copy of the decision to post right now.  Col. Smith was a victim of “target, isolate, medicate and drain the estate” until Glenda fought a long and loving battle to stop that greed and evil.  What a heroine.  We are all very, very proud of you Glenda and your brave attorneys.

He returned to his own home and is very happy with his “non professional” famiily and friend caregivers who give him all the love and attention and good food he desires.

Two wonderful stories this week, let’s keep it up.


From Jane Stillwater–No one messes with Grandma Zombies!

If only we can get the grandma zombies to protect our elders from probate and locked down nursing homes?

Any film student want to write a plot for that one?

Zombie grandmas:  How to make the most of getting old
      About three years ago, I made the big mistake of looking too closely into my bathroom mirror.  Yuck!  All I could see was wrinkles and gray hair.  But wait — I was never supposed to have actually gotten this old.  This was never supposed to have happened!  But it did — at least to my body if not my mind.
     “So,” I said to myself, “what the freak can I do with OLD?”  I know!  I’ll become an actor!  And so I did.

Fortunately, there are several film schools in my city where student directors are always looking for talent to use in their films — especially talent that will work for free just to have an excuse to get out of the house.  And so suddenly I found myself in big demand.  I mean really.  How many little old ladies do you know who are willing to throw themselves into an acting career?  Not all that many.  So I seemed to have pretty much cornered the market — because there’s really not all that much competition.

     At auditions even for non-paying student-film roles, believe it or not, there are usually scores of child actors, ingenues and even beautiful leading ladies, all dying to try out for a part.  But there just aren’t that many little old ladies out there to compete with, thank you very much.
    And so now I have found one very successful way of taking advantage of the age factor that is currently barreling down on all of us like a steam-roller with no way to avoid.  And there are also bound to be other ways to make the most of our “senior” years too (such as finally realizing that “war” is a racket, an obscenity and a con-game, something that most people apparently have not reached the age of having finally acquired enough wisdom to realize at all — and then working our suddenly-senior hearts out to stop all “war” from ever happening again).
     In the past three years, I have been in over one hundred student films, playing all kinds of grandma roles — sweet loving grandmas, for instance.  And society grandmas, dying cancer patient grandmas, cowgirl grandmas, evil grandmas, war-correspondent grandmas, psychotic grandmas, ghostly grandmas, college-professor grandmas and corpse grandmas, as well as grandmas who are doctors, lawyers and judges.
     But my favorite grandma role of all time is playing a grandma zombie!
PS:  Let’s face it.  Getting old sucks eggs.  Nothing fun at all about having creaky joints, being mostly ignored for not being sexy enough, having trouble sleeping, facing possible dementia, living on cat food, facing multiple surgeries, having one’s teeth fall out, etc.  So we gotta always be constantly looking for ways to make growing older more fun on some level or another.
     Turning into a grumpy frump, believing the lies and hatred being constantly broadcast on Fox News, and/or just plain giving up on life are definitely three ways not to have fun!
PPS:  “Some will rob you with a shotgun, some with a fountain pen.”  Elders these days are being targeted as victims by bad guys in several different ways.  Street thugs may mug elders for their pocket money — but probate thugs can mug our elders for their life savings as well.
     In Chicago, for instance, probate sharks seek out rich widows, get them declared incompetent, throw them into stark “assisted care” institutions where they are medicated into submission, clean out their safe deposit boxes and then throw them out into the streets to die when there is no money left.  “Target, isolate, medicate, drain and eliminate” is their mantra.
     Or else your sleazy relatives rob your rightful heirs of their rightful share of your estate after you’re gone:
      But nobody messes with zombie grandmas!

From Ken Ditowsky–An Apology is demanded from Jerome Larkin to Diane Nash

The ARDC boasted in its 2013 Annual Report  it owns $1.2 million in furniture, but it could not find a $10 stool for Mrs. Nash, who is a probate victim and famed civil rights activist from the 1960’s, honored and awarded repeatedly.  Mr. Larkin and his staff did not even know who she was, did not ask, and did not accommodate this elderly lady of justice while Attys Opryszek and Smart took up valuable chairs in the front and deprived an elderly Queen of Civil Rights the seat she justly deserved.  You didn’t ask, you didn’t think and you didn’t act when you should have.  Shame on you all–Joanne
Dear Mr. Larkin,
The barring Ms. Diane Nash from the hearing room during the facade of a hearing on the 9th of April was so rude and so wrong that it is incomprehensible that a civil rights activist heroine from the 1960’s should be treated in such a manner by the elite oligarchy of the ARDC that they so be so instantly disrespectful and dismissive of her.  This woman was a key player in the 1960’s and was so valuable she received a call from the President, imploring her not to demonstrate (peacefully), not to call the public to action.  Of course, she thanked the President (that’s right, of the US) for his call and for his concern and politely declined.   The rest is history.
Obviously, the ARDC is so arrogant so as to think that Mr. Larkin’s trampling upon the First Amendment rights of Ms. Denison has not garnered national attention from celebrities and those who demand a return to truth and justice in our court system.  Ms. Nash has been featured on Oprah, she has met numerous celebrities and dignitaries through the Oprah and other shows she has been featured on and has repeatedly received awards and honors for her courage and truth in action.  I for one, would not be the one to ever, ever exclude such a strong and leading lady in our nation from supporting justice in the Cook County Court System.  Some day, believe me, she will be on a postage stamp honoring civil rights leaders, but as for you, Mr. Larkin, you will be featured in the books, movies and documentaries of these probate victims as ……
That’s all Mrs. Nash was there for.  To show her support for honesty and justice.
I would not like to be the one answering to mega media, mega Hollywood, such as Ophra and her staff, one day as to why I treated Mrs. Nash with disrespect and did not even know who she was.
No one from the ARDC even asked her who she was.
Ms. Nash, as a young beautiful woman is featured in the movie Selma.  It is available on Netflix, Amazaon and Ebay.  Please rent or purchase a copy today and then figure out how you feel about Mrs. Nash’s treatment.
And oh, btw, Mrs. Nash is also a probate victim, with necessary discovery repeatedly quashed in her case.  We’ll see how that turns out.
The arrogance of Mr. Larkin is astounding on all levels.  He knew not whom he excluded from that hearing room.  Final count was 10 probate victims!  Ms. Denison argued to the ARDC there should be 0 probate victims.  Many went upstairs to the 15th floor to file and refile their complaints.  Some were still scared to do so.  THREE ATTORNEYS SAT ON THAT PANEL AND HAVING NOTICE OF NUMEROUS SUFFERING PROBATE VICTIMS IN THEIR AUDIENCE, TOOK NOT ONE STEP TO INVESTIGATE OR REPORT.  THEY JUST WALKED AWAY.
That’s right, on that fateful date of Ms. Denison’s hearing, no less than 3 attorneys sat on the panel, heard there were 8 to 10 probate victims who had suffered horrors of injustice in the Illinois, court system, and after hearing, they just got up and walked away.
No one asked who these people were.  No one asked them to file a complaint except for me.
On that date, I found out that my prosecutor at the Review Board was Mr. Steven Splitt, a professor of Ethics at John Marshall Law School
Shame on you “Attorney” Splitt for prosecuting an honest attorney that is cleaning up our courts, getting rid of judges and attorneys that don’t care about the suffering and messes they create.
Will you be putting this case on an exam?  Will you go to your next class and be honest and tell the class you were in an ARDC hearing and prosecuted an innocent attorney who was defamed, denigrated, libeled, slandered, held up in a false light–all by the Illinois government?  Will you tell your students that Probate has become not a hall of justice in Illinois, but a the place for “let’s make a deal” and “seniors for cash”.  That they will be entering a justice system where it is condoned by the Illinois court system to “target, isolate, medicate, eliminate and cremate;”  our seniors and disableds, that they will hear horror stories of innocent family members being unjustly defamed, libeled, slandered, held in a false light, all so some connected attorneys can grab a fast buck?  Will you be honest now?  Will you warn them?
(Of course, the corollary to this question is, if a large percentage of lawyers in Chicago are John Marshall graduates, then, exactly what did John Marshall teach them about legal ethics?  That they can walk away from intense pain and suffering with impunity?  That it is okay to be a living heart donor?)
Please start to be honest.  Please DEMAND THAT THE ARDC DO IT’S JOB AND INVESTIGATE these horrific probate  cases.
Mrs. Cooper brought her stack of complaints to the ARDC that were dismissed with rude and supercilious correspondence, out of hand, but it was her mother’s 29 gold teeth that had been pulled, with a feeding tube laced with drugs at one end and a diaper at the other, for months on end, clearly isolated to cover up this crime, she quickly died at the hands of the 18th floor–but only after $1.5 million disappeared from her balance sheet–all without an investigation she repeatedly demanded of the ARDC.
You owe it to the State of Illinois and the public to make a public apology to Ms Nash and to dismiss the proceedings against Ms. Denison.    I understand why you object to any HONEST investigation of the elder cleansing scandal – while your rationale is wrong, *****.  
However, the aforesaid insults to America is totally unacceptable.
Ms. Nash is an icon.    If you watched the movie “Selma” or if you studied your history you would know that to those of us who respect the core values of America Ms. Nash is a true heroine of the highest caliber and morals.    She was one of the moving forces in the March in Selma and in the Civil Rights movement.    She showed great courage.   Your excluding her from the hearing was a ‘slap in the face’ to every honest American believing in an inalienable and divine right to human and civil rights and liberties.     There can be no justifiable reason for excluding Ms. Nash from the hearing room except pure and simple arrogance and disrespect.  There was room for her, with $1.2 million in furniture on your balance sheet certainly, you could have found her a $10 wooden stool from Walmart and that would have sufficed so she could watch her chosen probate counsel being lambasted by Mr. Splitt for a half hour).
Even an insincere apology is better than none at all.    The apology would be an acknowledgment that civility and honest are still respected hallmarks of Illinois.    
Today, all too often form trumps substance .     To allow this instant outrage to go apologized for degrades you so greatly that even those of us who have no respect for you feel aggrieved and exhibit pity for you.  Your dishonor reflects badly on us – and we do not like it.    There is no joy in seeing another human being so pernicious as to defame himself!
Ken Ditkowsky
 (edited by Joanne)
And I would like to further note for the record–
Recent studies show that while the majority of law school students are now female, but after having been licensed, and upon beginning work, a huge percentage of them drop out of the profession.  Is this statistic telling us something?  As a mother of 4 children, I spent years and sleepless nights raising my children and being there for them.  I am now their “momma bear” who would take out anyone and scream to the rafters (as Barbara Stone is doing now in Florida for her mother) who would try to harm them or guardianize them and stick them in some sort of dirty, nasty Illinois nursing home for a buck.  Barbara Stone has given up 2 law licenses, in New York and in Florida because quickly she found that the bar associations of those two states want to protect the attorneys who have forced her mother out of her own home, forced Barbara to leave the family home, put in place two caregivers who are now Helen Stone’s new family and bodyguards, within months, Helen Stone was rushed to the hospital dehydrated and starved, with pneumonia, lacerations, contusions, sores and rashes where she spent 3 weeks recovering–and who was protected?  The “guardian”, GAL, attorneys and judge.  Barbara wears a leg bracelet for “interfering with custody” when she filed complaint after complaint with all who would listen, they filed false charges against her.  $1.5 million is missing in her mother’s case.  $600k was taken by her brother in forged checks and while Barbara Stone screams out about it,
This is the type of suffering probate victimization you supported Mr. Splitt.
As for myself, I condemn it.  Vociferously, repeatedly, unashamed and unabated, until this conduct ends.  It is only attorneys and judges acting badly.  Horrifically bad.
We do not have disableds for cash.
Go teach that.

Another amazing argument to the ARDC to simply do something about the crisis in the courts!

Today was oral argument at the ARDC promptly at 9:30 and I paid $200 to have  a private court reporter there to record what I said.  I didn’t trust the ARDC after the last time the transcript was changed so I hired my own.

But when she arrived, she was told she could not set up, and the clerk said he would check with the panel and get back to her.  I was busy preparing for the argument and looking over my notes and never realized she did not set up and no one got back to her.

So they blocked my court reporter, successfully again.

But to my amazement, 10 probate victims showed up and filled the little galley. In fact,there were so many probate victims, they made Diane Nash, a celebrated civil rights hero stand outside the court room!  They could have made room, they could have brought in chairs. But the ARDC does not do such things. They want everything kept as small as possible and always covered up.

So, instead of Diane Nash, who is taking up a valuable chair (wasted space, you ask me) none other than Attys Opryszek and Smart who wondered who all the victims were.

Below is my argument.  I didn’t get everything in within the alloted 20 minutes to start and then 10 minutes reserved for reply, but I did get a whole lot in.

And Gloria, thankfully showed up, told her the ARDC striking her testimony was bogus and that she was an award winning journalist and she would have testified I was at the hearings and she gave me and approved of what was on the blog. Thank goodness.  Thank Gloria.  Shaggy was there too and I’m glad Gloria had him because it helps her and he is a beautiful, sweet animal.


I told the ARDC panel that I counted 8 to 10 probate victims in the gallery and that there should not be any,  there should be zero.  I also told them all had filed complaints only to get nonsensical letters back shrugging their duty to investigate and discipline the attorneys involved.

I also told the panel that the ARDC during trial could not even get past my Exhibit A where Sheriff Dart wrote a letter Mary was never served. So is Steven Splitt calling the Sheriff a liar? Why does he get to do that?  Where is the service upon Mary? Where is the service upon Mary’s elder sisters 14 days in advance of the date, time and place to guardianize.  Nowhere, that’s where that resides.

The rest of the argument is below.  I didn’t get it all in for all of my beloved probate and court corruption victims, but I did do my best.

Hang tight, maybe there is a bit of hope that the Review Board will see thru all the nonsense and clear me of these highly bogus charges.  It really is all fraud on the court and none of them are immune from that.

You know the mantra is target, isolate, medicate, drain and eliminate.  I looked right at these older gentlemen (I hope they are that) and told them, that not a one of them is immune from this travesty.  I know judges and lawyers (Belanger from New York) who have become targets, placed in locked down nursing homes, medicated and isolated and then eliminated when the money was gone.

I pointed to Mrs. Cooper in the galley and said her 99 year old mother’s 29 gold teeth were pulled right after she was isolated from 20+ friends and family, and then when the money was gone, they killed her.  Her arms and legs were like sticks. She was starved and dehydrated to death.  The ARDC sent her a nonsensical letter why they would not investigate.

What is going on?

This blog tells the truth, it provides a forum. When justice in the courts have deserted us, it is a tradition to turn to the media. The media is not to blame for the news. We do not kill the messenger. This is not North Korea–yet.

So please know I am fighting for all your human and civil rights. The way we treat grandma is atrocious.  Alan Frake is well drugged for months.  If he didn’t have dementia before, he has it now.  Permanently.  His legs are like sticks and bones too. Thank you, court appointed attorneys. So what does the Sunrise Park Ridge Nursing home hanging in the lobby?  “Bring us a patient and we pay you $2,000?”  Wrong, so wrong on so many, many levels.

So how many of those $2,000 checks have probate attorneys and GAL’s pocketed for handing over seniors. Seniors for cash, if you ask me.



First of all, I would like to thank you 3 lawyers for being here and listening to me about the problems and issues in the Probate division, not just in Illinois, but across the nation.  I hope you go home and tell your friends and family.  I hope you direct hopeless guardianship cases where the family has no money to me.    I am their hope and their only salvation, that I know of.  You remove me and all that is gone.

I can give you a list of the clients I serve pro bono or for very low cost.  There is about 30 of them.  Let me know if the 3 of you want to split these probono, some homeless, some unwashed clients among you and I will send them to you. Gladly.  As long as you take care of them, fine by me.  I will retire.  I will be happy. Truly.

I pointed to the Galley and noted there were about 10 probate victims sitting there who are demanding justice for their cases.   I explained that there should be ZERO probate victims sitting out there.  To have even one is a great tragedy.

The standard tale, and the one which is the basis of the sykes case is : target, guardianize, isolate, medicate and eliminate when the money is gone.  It is this mantra that is now repeated just about every day across the US, in case you didn’t know.  Now you know.  Now you can read the probate blogs.
And I am also glad you are here because now you know about my blog.  Now you can do something and take action to clean everything up.  To instill the public’s faith once again in the judiciary and make it a place of justice for the public and not just mega corporations.

So let’s talk about the briefs and case law.

It is completely interesting that Steven split and his brief goes on and on about cases where the attorney either ranted and raved at the court and swore at the judges, or they just went plain nuts.

That is clearly not this case.  My blog consists of thousands of posts since Nov. 2011 and it is up to now almost 80,000 views and all of the comments (over 500) are helpful and supportive.

No one questions my blog except those who have their hands in the cookie jar.  Stern, Farenga and Schmeidel.

Melissa Smart said my blog is like “yelling fire in an open theatre” but I see no evidence of any life threatening stamped in any courthouse or government agency.  I don’t even see any life threatening stampede to fill out complaints against lawyers and judges because after publishing the truth and the law on my blog.  This truth I tell  is not just the truth on my blog, but also on dozens of  otherprobate blogs–NASGA, Probate Sharks,,,, etc.  the public is clamouring for truth and justice in the court system.

The ARDC also continues to cite non appellate court decisions in their briefs, and no one mentions that is against the rules of the Blue Book printed by Harvard or the Red Book printed by Stanford.

They never explain that or apologize why they resort to their own low level hearing board decisions (Steven Splitt then went on to cite a 1964 Louisiana court of appeals decision regarding some criminal lawyer that said something defamatory during a trial.  I responded with, the South is where Mr. Hustler went up against Jerry Falwell all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court before SCOTUS said he had a right to make fun of Jerry Falwell in a Compari ad in a scathing manner).

The reality is in 1959 the Supreme Court of the US made it clear in the Sawyer case–a case where Hawaii wasn’t even part of the union, that lawyers have the right to bring up, discuss, debate even criticize and condemn, a law, a court, a decision.  The Peel cases and other cases make it clear that an attorney can discuss anything about a case as long as it does not influence a jury. In Peel he wanted to advertise he was a trial specialist. The Supreme Court said that the First Amendment covered his truthful proclamations via advertising.   The ARDC told him to shut up.  The Illinois Supreme Court said he has a first amendment right to advertise freely and truthfully.  In the Chicago Counsel of Lawyers case, they made it clear that attorneys can speak up as long as they don’t influence juries. The probate cases have none of that.  You have a better chance of being struck by lightening than getting a jury trial in a probate case.

The ARDC opines, but then again, what about writing a blog that causes people to file more papers in court?  Well, there is no such theory in the US at least for blame the media and kill the messenger.  This is not North Korea and the ARDC does not have to be the arbiter of truth for attorney blogs.

We have a very thriving and popular and hopefully unfettered open democracy in the US.  For the ARDC to say we cannot encourage pro se filings, that’s wrong.   Gloria Sykes is the epitome of the common woman who is outspoken and she requested and supported my blog.  Her family requested and supported my blog (Kathie and Yolanda) Gloria is a well known award winning investigative reporter. The ARDC and the probate attorneys in 09 P 4585 are not going to get her to shut up about the corruption in her case.  I’m not going to shut up about the corruption in her case.

The ARDC in it’s briefs says my case law is no good because the cases of Loving, Alvarez and Citizen’s United did not involved lawyers, well yes they did.  I believe there were 4 lawyers involved in the making of the Hillary scathing film based on scathing inuendos and accusations against the Clintons, right before an election and in direct conflict with FTC law.  SCOTUS that law must fall in face of the first amendment.  Who was one of the lawyers involved? Ann Coulter, okay I’m not Ann Coulter and I don’t have her massive reactionary following (or her platinum blonde hair) , but what if what I had to say was suddenly deemed less important?  I admit my following is the hoi poli, the kulaks, the peons, the unwashed masses, the homeless and those with no power and no hope and what the ARDC presented were one judge (who has since suddenly resigned, anyone want to hear the real story, and 3 connected and powerful probate attorneys–Farenga, Stern and Schmeidel, testified and were given automatic glory.  Judge Stuart testified, but she lied and 6 weeks later she was gone from the bench.  But she did get a cake and lots of flowers!
Our country is quickly turning into an oligarchy with mega corporations winning 70% of the time in court. What happened to the rights of the common person?

The family testified and was told to get lost, they were stupid and they should shut up. Go ahead and read what Sang Yul Lee said to them, how he treated them.  As if he were a diety and they were the peasants, the peons, the kulaks, the slaves.

Judge Kowamoto suddenly retired because I posted truthfully about Alice Gore–Bev Cooper–she is here right now, want to ask her, they isolated her mother, drugged her and pulled 29 gold teeth.  Is this how we treat our elders.  And I don’t care if it was “stupervised” by the 18th floor of the daley center, the truth is still the truth and the ONLY PEOPLE WHO DON’T LIKE THE TRUTH COMING OUT ARE THOSE THAT ARE LIVING A LIE.

Btw, that was from Patrick Henry and of course when he asked give me liberty or give me death, they eventually gave him death, but it was only for telling the truth.

I have been practicing law for 30 years.  In all my practice, I have never seen the lawlessness in the courts of the past 5 years.  In the 50 years Ken Ditkowsky practices, he has noted on the blog the extreme lawlessness in the last 5 years.

I ask myself, what has changed.  Where is the change coming from.

(This is where I talk about what I recently found from a blog fan that provided me with the following and how I did contact Lisa Madigan, Anita Alvarez and Diane Saltoun and at first they said they would investigate, they would help, and then later I get a letter saying they don’t do probate court corruption.  I wondered why, the below explains why.  Lisa Madigan is not the daughter of Mike Madigan.  Her mother remarried and her real name is Murray and she is the daughter of Joel Murray, a known mob lawyer from New York that represented some major drug dealers.  Out of no where the guy purchases an airline cheap–no experience in airliners, but see Ken’s story on how the price of fish goes up when DEA inspects them!  Later he sells it for tens of millions in profits.  Now it all makes sense)

I look at Jerome Larkin’s property records and I see $1.2 million in repeated mortgages on a simple home in Wilmette.  Sharon Oprzyek says “don’t talk about private property records” but they’re not, they’re on the internet.

Melissa Smart buys a condo and pays off the loan in 2 years.  Did she do that or someone else?  Pay off her loan, is what I mean. Can I subpoena that?  No. The ARDC shuts down all reasonable subpoenas, just like they shut down discovery on the 18th floor of the daley center (sykes case and reichert/monaghan case) Not surprising.

The ARDC does not file ethics reports. The OPG does not file ethics reports. Go ahead and check, no one was surprised by all of that.  They’re an Illinois government agency, they have to file.  Read the Illinois Ethics Act of 2009. The attorneys on the 18th floor before getting involved in an estate should file ethics reports and disclose where their investments are, who pays off their mortgages for them and any nursing home or other bribe based influences they garner.

Gov. Rauner yesterday said it was unethical for attorneys and litigants to appear in front of judges they give campaign donations to.  That is nothing compared to what is going on on the 18th floor.

This is nothing compared to that statement.  The non filing of ethics complaints in contradiction to clear Illinois law?  The inability to serve subpoenas when you litigant’s attorney has suprising property payoffs. It won’t happen in Illinois

The reality is, I run a blog.  I publish what others write because it is newsworthy.  Now about 80% of the American public gets their news from independent blogs.

As Mark Twain quipped, if you don’t read the news, you’re not informed. If you read the news you are misinformed.

Blogs have changed all of that. I get emails and news and tips and information each and every day.  I publish most if it if it seems reasonable.  The purpose of publishing the tips and opinions is to INFORM the public in a free and open democratic society.  I believe in a free and open an democratic society, I believe in free and open and transparent courts.

I encourage comments and do not turn them away–ever. The ARDC did not address that or investigate it. They did not submit any comments, ever.

The world has changed and it is now electronic and on the interent. The internet is free and open and democratic.  You don’t like something, you post a comment.  People like your comment, it rises to the top.

Schmeidel, Farenga and Stern don’t like the blog, they don’t like their Google search pages. Well, as I posted on the blog, you want your popularity to rise in Google, do something good, publish it and then have people click on it and say they like it. I just Googled the 3 of them and no charitable, selfless acts, none. No rise in popularity as of last night on Google for them.  So I am not the cause of their Google demise.  Don’t blame me.  I am the blogger, the media.

Maybe the ARDC does not like the fact that Google now rules in many areas, and that Google is sanctioned by a free and open and democratic society, but this is not the 1960’s.  We have electronic filings, we have the internet, we have blogs.  People turn to the blogs when they find frustration with the court system, the government not responding to valid claims. They have an unfettered right to do this. And if my blog were just a lying, thieving, diatribe no one would visit it, and the comments would be scathing. That is not the case.  I have people right her and right now, probate blogging experts that will tell you that my blog is one of the best. That is because Ken Ditkowsky and other attorneys post on it. Barbara Stone and Candice Schawagger have posted.  Lisa Belanger from New York has posted about her case.   Many probate attorneys swimming upstream and fighting this system agree we have to do this.  We have to have truth and justice and a reasonable probate system for the public to be safe. The ARDC refused to investigate this and report.

I am here to blog about the Sykes case and all other troubled probate cases.  I want to know why?. I would like the ARDC to do honest, competent and thorough investigations and not lie to the public (Gloria Sykes has been guardianized and Adam Stern is her guardian, how shame ful is that missive).

I am not going much into the briefs, they speak for themselves.  There is plenty of case law. If you want to cite contrary to the Red Book or Blue Book of citation, go right ahead but I am stating for the record it is a weak position. It’s the stuff of sharp practice by lawyers.  The ARDC will never admit this, but they know who they are. They know the games they play and these are dangerous games. Dangerous games in the face of truth, and light and justice.

And while you might dismiss Ken Ditkowsky’s writ of cert you should know that it was chosen as Brief of the Month by the Supreme Court Press and it was featured on Cooper’s Corners, a cable show for 250,000 households in chicago.

The truth is, the media and blogs will not be stopped. The public’s clamour for truth and justice at the Daley center will not be stopped.

The ARDC has repeatedly refused to investigate major cases of attorneys and judges acting badly, namely, Sykes, Gore, Wyman, Bedin, Frake, Richards, Tyler, Durham and others, and they continue to do so. They write nonsensical letters back to the victims and their families. The probate courts run amok with no licensing of professional guardians, no oversight of the attorneys there billing tens of thousands of dollars and up to estates. There is no regulation and control.  No one is licensed.  No one is supervised. There is no complaint department.  You write to Lisa Madigan, Anita Alvarez and Diane Saltoun and they told me “they don’t do that”. Then the ARDC says “they don’t do that.”  The SCOI says if you want to investigate the ARDC, ask Tom Zimmerman. Tom Zimmerman (appointed by Blago) says, I see nothing wrong here.

What has happened? Where did Lady Justice go?  Who will stand up and say the Emporer has no clothes, will it be you, or will you all wait for the investigators and bloggers to come after you?

Justice is truth in action. I believe in the US and Illinois constitutions, I took an oath.  I believe in the Goddess of Justice and the God of Truth standing at the headquarters of the DOJ in washington, well that was until Cheny had to pay for $8k in curtain to cover up one of her boobs.  But nonetheless, she still stands there today with her deity also Sprit of Justice, name not mentioned, but I did find a website mentioning Tyr and Dike for a male god of justice.

So I google myself and what do I find, a website–disbarring the critics:
“The assumption that respect for the judiciary can be won by shielding judges from published criticism wrongly appraises the character of American public opinion….[A]n enforced silence, however limited, solely in the name of preserving the dignity of the bench, would probably engender resentment, suspicion, and contempt much more than it would enhance respect.” Justice Hugo Black, Bridges v. California (1951)
I want to thank everyone for coming here today to listen to what I have to say.  I hope everyone takes it to heart and knows that we simply have to do a better job in Chicago.  There is just no dispelling the fact that in survey after survey for years and years Illinois is the tops in corruption.  I want that to stop here and now.  I want it to start with everyone present here today.
Thank you.

From Ken Ditkowsky, comments on the intellectual honest of the Review Board today

From: kenneth ditkowsky
Sent: Apr 10, 2015 1:32 PM
To: GLORIA Jean SYKES , Tim Lahrman NASGA , “JoAnne M. Denison” , LUCIUS VERENUS , NASGA , Judy Ditkowsky , “”

Date:   April 10, 2015
Subject:    Intellectual honesty
I sat through the oral arguments conducted in the Kangaroo proceedings of the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission and noted that the Commission exhibited no honesty, intellectual or otherwise.     With a straight face the IARDC attorney misrepresented to the Commission that the IARDC panel that Gentile held that an attorney could not be critical of a judge.      In a blatant fraud the attorney failed to inform the panel that Ms. Denison was not an attorney in the In re: Mary Sykes case when she managed the MaryGSykes blog.      Now did he point out that:
The regulation of attorneys’ speech is limited — it applies only to speech that is substantially likely to have a materially prejudicial effect; it is neutral as to points of view, applying equally to all attorneys participating in a pending case; and it merely postpones the attorneys’ comments until after the trial. While supported by the substantial state interest in preventing prejudice to an adjudicative proceeding by those who have a duty to protect its integrity, the Rule is limited on its face to preventing only speech having a substantial likelihood of materially prejudicing that proceeding.

Gentile v. State Bar of Nev., 501 U.S. 1030, 1076, 111 S. Ct. 2720, 2745, 115 L. Ed. 2d 888, 924, 1991 U.S. LEXIS 3820, 76, 59 U.S.L.W. 4858, 91 Cal. Daily Op. Service 4986, 91 Daily Journal DAR 7639 (U.S. 1991)
Indeed,  that IARDC attorney misrepresented not only the Gentile case but the entire body of law of the Supreme Court of the United States on the subject of Free Speech.     Unfortunately, this is not first time that such has occurred in the parochial kangaroo proceedings conduct under the administration of Mr. Larkin.       The IARDC attorney forgot to mention that:
Permitting the government to decree this speech to be a criminal offense, whether shouted from the rooftops or made in a barely audible whisper, would endorse government authority to compile a list of subjects about which false statements are punishable. That governmental power has no clear limiting principle. Our constitutional tradition stands against the idea that we need Oceania’s Ministry of Truth. See G. Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) (Centennial ed. 2003). Were this law to be sustained, there could be an endless list of subjects the National Government or the States could single out.

United States v. Alvarez, 132 S. Ct. 2537, 2547, 183 L. Ed. 2d 574, 590, 2012 U.S. LEXIS 4879, 24, 80 U.S.L.W. 4634, 40 Media L. Rep. 1953, 23 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. S 468, 2012 WL 2427808 (U.S. 2012)
 It is an axiom that an ethical attorney would always inform the Court of cases that are contrary to his position so to not mislead the Court.     As the IARDC did not mention the line of cases totally opposed to his position such as Alvarez  any ethical considerations on the IARDC went by the boards.      Larkin, the Commission, and everyone in the room knew or should have known that the proceedings being conducted against Ms. Denison were in direct conflict with the core American values.      How did the proceedings continue?   Why did the IARDC attorney not inform the panel of the fact that he was assaulting the principles of democracy and the Rule of Law?     Why did the panel not dismiss outright the bogus proceedings?
Maybe we can explain these questions by pointing out that:   1)  we’ve asked Larkin to join with us in asking the US Department of Justice to conduct an honest investigation of the Sykes case,  and 2) in these very proceedings the Court reporter that Ms. Denison engaged was not allowed to set up her machine! [1]
What went on today on the 8th Floor of the Prudential building offices of the IARDC is serious stuff!      The members of the public who were allowed to witness,  witnessed an exhibition of ethical deprivation and a lack of intellectual honesty by the IARDC attorney as the Statutes and the Constitution were massacred.       The dishonesty exhibited by the IARDC did not cover the legal profession with glory nor was it consistent with the public policy of the State of Illinois, to wit:
Sec. 5.   Public policy. Pursuant to the fundamental philosophy of the American constitutional form of government, it is declared to be the public policy of the State of Illinois that the constitutional rights of citizens and organizations to be involved and participate freely in the process of government must be encouraged and safeguarded with great diligence. The information, reports, opinions, claims, arguments, and other expressions provided by citizens are vital to effective law enforcement, the operation of government, the making of public policy and decisions, and the continuation of representative democracy. The laws, courts, and other agencies of this State must provide the utmost protection for the free exercise of these rights of petition, speech, association, and government participation.

735 ILCS 110/5
As Ms. Denison pointed out, no matter how you slice it or spin it,   except for Larkin and the elder cleansers everyone at least on paper recognizes that the disciplinary proceedings in derogation of the First Amendment are ultra vires exercises of powers that neither the commission or the Court enjoy.     Judges who act without jurisdiction are corrupt by definition.         The First Amendment and Article 1 of the Illinois Constitution apply to Ms. Denison’s blog.   47 USCA 230 grants immunity.   320 ILCS 20/4 grants State immunity and specifically prohibits these proceedings against Ms. Denison.
Similarly, as Denison also pointed out without proper summons served on Mary and full compliance with 755 ILCS 5/11a – 10 there was no jurisdiction.      An examination of the file in 09 P 4585 (In re: Mary Sykes) reveals that there was no prior notice given and no hearing held by any of the judges who the IARDC attorney claims cannot be criticized.        A challenge is hereby issued to Mr. Larkin:
“Produce evidence that a hearing was held as to Mary’s competency!”
If Jerome Larkin did his homework and is legitimate he will be able to not only produced evidence that an actual hearing was held by Judge ***** so as to comply with the mandate of the guardianship statute, to wit:
Guardianship shall be utilized only as is necessary to promote the well-being of the disabled person, to protect him from neglect, exploitation, or abuse, and to encourage development of his maximum self-reliance and independence. Guardianship shall be ordered only to the extent necessitated by the individual’s actual mental, physical and adaptive limitations.

755 ILCS 5/11a-3
The time for Mr. Larkin to either prove his claims or face the music is now.    Larkin has made public assertions that Ms. Denison (and yours truly) are lying.   OK!
1.       Produce a Sheriff’s return of summons = for a summons that complies with 755 ILCS 5/11a – 10.
2.       Produce either a witness or affidavits that 14 days prior notice was given to Mary of a hearing on her competency.
3.       Produce either a witness of affidavits that 14 days prior notice was given to Mary’s two sisters and younger daughter as to a hearing on Mary’s competency.
4.       Produce any evidence etc that a hearing was actually held as to Mary’s competency.
5.       Produce a finding as to the Mary Sykes ‘actual mental, physical and/or adaptive limitations.
If Mr. Larkin and his ilk cannot produce all the five items mentioned supra, he has committed a major fraud and he ought to go to jail and he and every attorney who acted in his stead ought to be severely disciplined and sanctioned pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 137.       I did my investigation and I found that none of the five items mentioned supra can be produced.

[1] As a sidelight,   Ms. Diane Nash, who was one of the organizers sixty years ago, of the Selma march – portrayed in the move “SELMA” was denied entry into the hearing room.       It should also be noted that it appeared to several of the observers at Ms. Denison’s hearing that the transcripts of Ms. Denison’s disciplinary hearing were altered.    Admissions against interest by one of the jurists in the Sykes case were changed.    Thus, Ms. Denison brought her own reporter to today’s proceedings –  Naturally, the reporter was not allowed to perform her function.    All coincidence!

From Ken Ditkowsky– the sheer hypocrasy of the ARDC and covering up what needs to be covered up

From: kenneth ditkowsky
Sent: Apr 9, 2015 7:08 PM
To: “JoAnne M. Denison” , SUNTIMES , Chicago Tribune , Atty Diane Saltoun IAG Illinois Atty General , Edward Carter
Cc: Probate Sharks , Nasga Us , Tim NASGA , Matt Senator Kirk , “FBI- ( (” , Chicago FBI , Eric Holder , “ComplaintAdmin ADA (CRT)”
Subject: Why is the loot obtained from elder cleansing not taxed.

I sent out the following note.
Date:   April 9, 2014
Subject:   An Open letter to law enforcement.
The proceedings tomorrow at the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission are hypocritical to an extreme.     Few times in history have public officials embarrassed themselves and their State and Country in the manner that Jerome Larkin and the attorneys at the IARDC have done and are doing.     Larkin is well aware of the words and phrases of the Bill of Rights and Article 1 of the Illinois Constitution but openly and notoriously he uses his position as a public employee for assault America’s core principles.
The Illinois legislature stated that public policy of the State of Illinois, to wit:
Public policy. Pursuant to the fundamental philosophy of the American constitutional form of government, it is declared to be the public policy of the State of Illinois that the constitutional rights of citizens and organizations to be involved and participate freely in the process of government must be encouraged and safeguarded with great diligence. The information, reports, opinions, claims, arguments, and other expressions provided by citizens are vital to effective law enforcement, the operation of government, the making of public policy and decisions, and the continuation of representative democracy. The laws, courts, and other agencies of this State must provide the utmost protection for the free exercise of these rights of petition, speech, association, and government participation.

735 ILCS 110/5
Pursuant to the dictate of Guardian ad Litem Cynthia Farenga and other public officials Larkin to cover-up the fact that corrupt judicial officials, their appointees and lawyers who regularly receive ‘favors’ on the 18th Floor of the Daley Center were party to the railroading of an elderly person into a guardianship so that she could be stripped of her assets (including but not limited to a million dollars in gold coins kept in a safety deposit box) isolated from her family and prior life and deprived of her liberty and humanity.   (see 09 P 4585).
What Attorney Farenga was concerned about was the fact that I wrote a letter to the Attorney General of the United States and law enforcement in general decrying the fact that a search of the file 09 P 4585 noted that the summons required to be served on Mary Sykes pursuant to statute (755 ILCS 5/11a – 10) was never served.     Ms. Farenga was upset that a Blog “Probate Sharks” had republished my call for an Honest Investigation!       Any investigation would have revealed that it appeared the no printed form in accordance with the Statute was available from the Clerk’s office in 2009 and no attempt to serve a proper summons on Mary Sykes had been made.     In fact, the bad faith of the petition for guardian was exemplified by her requesting the Sheriff to serve summons at an address that she obviously knew was not correct.    The guardian knew that she had spirited Mary Sykes out of Cook County to DuPage County.    Yet, not only was the Sheriff sent to serve summons at the wrong address, but, a petition for a special process server was requested.    An honest petitioner would have had service by placing a proper summons with the Sheriff of DuPage County.
Obviously, no return of summons was found in the file.     The Sheriff of Cook County claimed in a letter that he had no record of serving summons.       An Honest Investigation would have found that the jurisdictional requirements of service of 14 days prior notice of hearing as to Mary’s competency were not only ignored but the file indicates the fact that no hearing was ever had.      Larkin’s cover =up as he acts in concert with those who commit the felony of elder cleansing attempts boldly to slide over this fact.     However, another of his cohorts, GAL Adam Stern pointed out in an e-mail to Gloria Sykes that the determination of incompetency was made by agreement and the court rubber=stamped the agreement.    (This agreement to find Mary incompetent was made by the two guardian ad litem and the then attorney for the would be guardian.)     The miscreants were concerned that any HONEST investigation would disclose a Fraud on the Court in which the presiding jurist participated!
Larkin could not allow an honest investigation as he knew that without a hearing in which Mary was proven incompetent by clear and convincing evidence his cohorts had committed numerous felonies.    With a hearing it was impossible to meet the criteria of the statute on guardianship, ADA, and the Constitutional protections, to wit:
Guardianship shall be utilized only as is necessary to promote the well-being of the disabled person, to protect him from neglect, exploitation, or abuse, and to encourage development of his maximum self-reliance and independence. Guardianship shall be ordered only to the extent necessitated by the individual’s actual mental, physical and adaptive limitations.

755 ILCS 5/11a-3
Ms. Denison created a blog MaryGSykes in which she published the complaints that the IARDC was created to service.     As these complaints if properly investigated would lead to the disbarment of favored jurists and attorneys Larkin misused public funds to prosecute Dension in an effort to intimidate her and other lawyers so that they would not be  calling the complaints of elder abuse, elder exploitation, elder segregation for prior life, and corruption in the Courts to the public attention.    Denison has exposed the venality of the corrupt jurists and judicial officials not only in Sykes, but  in other cases including the Alice Gore case.    Gore is particularly obscene as the miscreants harvested the gold from Mrs. Gore’s teeth.    Of course they did not inventory it!      Gore is an example of the fact that right here in Illinois we have venality that equals or exceeds that of the Nazi and/or Communist terror of the 20th Century.
America is faced everywhere with a crisis in credibility.     News Anchors cry openly when animals are abused, but, do not consider the very same type of mistreatment directed at the elderly or the disabled to even be newsworthy.     Just listen to the evening News!
Mr. Larkin has had more than ample opportunity to do the job that he is overpaid to do.     He has not been silent.    He has been out there four square ready willing and able to support the abuse, isolation and exploitation of the elderly and the disabled when fostered by corrupt elements of the Illinois Judicial System.    Unless Kim Jong has replaced Mr. Obama as the President of the United States we cannot tolerate any further the assaults on America’s core principles.      Maybe the lawyers on the kangaroo panel promulgated by Mr. Larkin will have the courage tomorrow to rebel and defend the Constitution in accordance with the oaths as attorneys – BUT I doubt it!      WE NEED RIGHT NOW A FEDERAL GRAND JURY TO MAKE AN HONEST  intelligent, complete and comprehensive investigation of Mr. Larkin’s cover up and the aiding and abetting of the cottage industry of ‘elder cleansings.’
Every dishonest dollar is earned income to all of the co-conspirators.    Why are they being given a pass on the taxes that are due?

Ken Ditkowsky asks for controls over court appointed guardians and their attorneys

from youtube, a familiar story

after appointed a guardian in florida, two brothers cannot see their mother unless they pay $100 to a tied in supervisor who claims the son’s conduct is “brazen and harmful”  when it appears that one son is being punished for repeatedly going before the Florida senate to ask for changes to the law; to ask that the state license, regulate and control “professional” guardians to ensure that they are properlly trained.

Sounds like a good idea for Illinois too.

An Apology to Jerome Larkin, Administrator for ARDC from Ken Ditkowsky

In honor of April 1st or All Fools Day

From: kenneth ditkowsky
Sent: Apr 7, 2015 5:21 AM
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Subject: My public Apology to Jerome Larkin, Administrator of the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission

From.    Kenneth Ditkowsky
To:  Jerome Larkin, Administrator of the Illinois Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission
Cc:   all relevant parties
Subject:  Elder Cleansing
Dear Mr. Larkin,
It is with all humility that I acknowledge the error of my ways, and the my ethical lapses in first suggesting that the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission investigate Elder Cleansing and then secondly suggesting that you personally join with me in demanding an HONEST investigation of the Mary Sykes case.  (Pending in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois as case number 09 P 4585).
I further recognize my inducing Attorney JoAnne Denison to join in my ethically challenged endeavor of being concerned that an elderly woman was being isolated, abused, exploited, and deprived of her civil and human rights was misguided and wrong.    My crime of communicating such actions to the Attorney General of the United States was indeed reprehensible and inexcusable.
I was also wrong in not acknowledging the error of my ways when your counsel asked me on the witness stand if I was repentant for my inexcusable actions of thinking that a senior citizens or a disabled person’s abuse or exploitation was a subject that a lawyer should report to authorities.   The question should have reasonably clued me as to the insignificance that the elderly and the disabled hold in a modern society and the fact that God placed them hear on earth for the well connected to amuse themselves with and to exploit.   How utterly stupid of me.
Indeed, I can offer no excuses for such nefarious actions, and in particularly ignoring the inhumanity that was being done to Mary’s dog!       I humbly recognize that while I was advocating for a non-entity such as a disabled or elderly person the poor creature was being neglected and deprived.   Such an oversight should clearly forfeit my law license and the rights of all my clients!
I can offer no excuse for my lack of priorities, except,  I was raised by God fearing people who lacked your wisdom and were misguided by such obscene and politically incorrect writings as the Holy Bible, the Ten Commandments, and those authored by that ancient rabble who preached such tripe as “love thy neighbor,” “do onto other was as you wish they do on to others,” *****.
I now recognize, you are correct in extracting a four year suspension of my law license for the crime of exercising my valuable First Amendment Rights in such a frivolous endeavor.    Had I been thinking I would have ignored the irrelevant plight of Mary Sykes, Alice Gore, ***** and concentrated on the important issue – the cruelty to that poor animal – Mary’s dog!  (I am sorry in my ethical lapse I forgot the dog’s name)
It is with deep humility and sorrow I beg for forgiveness,
Kenneth K. Ditkowsky
And for those of you missing the humor, you might do well to review the writings of Jonathan Swift a few dozen decades ago:
A Modest Proposal
For Preventing The Children of Poor People in Ireland
From Being Aburden to Their Parents or Country, and
For Making Them Beneficial to The Public

By Jonathan Swift (1729)

About this text.
It is a melancholy object to those who walk through this great town or travel in the country, when they see the streets, the roads, and cabin doors, crowded with beggars of the female sex, followed by three, four, or six children, all in rags and importuning every passenger for an alms. These mothers, instead of being able to work for their honest livelihood, are forced to employ all their time in strolling to beg sustenance for their helpless infants: who as they grow up either turn thieves for want of work, or leave their dear native country to fight for the Pretender in Spain, or sell themselves to the Barbadoes.

I think it is agreed by all parties that this prodigious number of children in the arms, or on the backs, or at the heels of their mothers, and frequently of their fathers, is in the present deplorable state of the kingdom a very great additional grievance; and, therefore, whoever could find out a fair, cheap, and easy method of making these children sound, useful members of the commonwealth, would deserve so well of the public as to have his statue set up for a preserver of the nation.
But my intention is very far from being confined to provide only for the children of professed beggars; it is of a much greater extent, and shall take in the whole number of infants at a certain age who are born of parents in effect as little able to support them as those who demand our charity in the streets.
”I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child well nursed is at a year old a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled …”
As to my own part, having turned my thoughts for many years upon this important subject, and maturely weighed the several schemes of other projectors, I have always found them grossly mistaken in the computation. It is true, a child just dropped from its dam may be supported by her milk for a solar year, with little other nourishment; at most not above the value of 2s., which the mother may certainly get, or the value in scraps, by her lawful occupation of begging; and it is exactly at one year old that I propose to provide for them in such a manner as instead of being a charge upon their parents or the parish, or wanting food and raiment for the rest of their lives, they shall on the contrary contribute to the feeding, and partly to the clothing, of many thousands.
There is likewise another great advantage in my scheme, that it will prevent those voluntary abortions, and that horrid practice of women murdering their bastard children, alas! too frequent among us! sacrificing the poor innocent babes I doubt more to avoid the expense than the shame, which would move tears and pity in the most savage and inhuman breast.
The number of souls in this kingdom being usually reckoned one million and a half, of these I calculate there may be about two hundred thousand couple whose wives are breeders; from which number I subtract thirty thousand couples who are able to maintain their own children, although I apprehend there cannot be so many, under the present distresses of the kingdom; but this being granted, there will remain an hundred and seventy thousand breeders. I again subtract fifty thousand for those women who miscarry, or whose children die by accident or disease within the year. There only remains one hundred and twenty thousand children of poor parents annually born. The question therefore is, how this number shall be reared and provided for, which, as I have already said, under the present situation of affairs, is utterly impossible by all the methods hitherto proposed. For we can neither employ them in handicraft or agriculture; we neither build houses (I mean in the country) nor cultivate land: they can very seldom pick up a livelihood by stealing, till they arrive at six years old, except where they are of towardly parts, although I confess they learn the rudiments much earlier, during which time, they can however be properly looked upon only as probationers, as I have been informed by a principal gentleman in the county of Cavan, who protested to me that he never knew above one or two instances under the age of six, even in a part of the kingdom so renowned for the quickest proficiency in that art.
I am assured by our merchants, that a boy or a girl before twelve years old is no salable commodity; and even when they come to this age they will not yield above three pounds, or three pounds and half-a-crown at most on the exchange; which cannot turn to account either to the parents or kingdom, the charge of nutriment and rags having been at least four times that value.
I shall now therefore humbly propose my own thoughts, which I hope will not be liable to the least objection.
I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child well nursed is at a year old a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled; and I make no doubt that it will equally serve in a fricassee or a ragout.
I do therefore humbly offer it to public consideration that of the hundred and twenty thousand children already computed, twenty thousand may be reserved for breed, whereof only one-fourth part to be males; which is more than we allow to sheep, black cattle or swine; and my reason is, that these children are seldom the fruits of marriage, a circumstance not much regarded by our savages, therefore one male will be sufficient to serve four females. That the remaining hundred thousand may, at a year old, be offered in the sale to the persons of quality and fortune through the kingdom; always advising the mother to let them suck plentifully in the last month, so as to render them plump and fat for a good table. A child will make two dishes at an entertainment for friends; and when the family dines alone, the fore or hind quarter will make a reasonable dish, and seasoned with a little pepper or salt will be very good boiled on the fourth day, especially in winter.
I have reckoned upon a medium that a child just born will weigh 12 pounds, and in a solar year, if tolerably nursed, increaseth to 28 pounds.
I grant this food will be somewhat dear, and therefore very proper for landlords, who, as they have already devoured most of the parents, seem to have the best title to the children.
Infant’s flesh will be in season throughout the year, but more plentiful in March, and a little before and after; for we are told by a grave author, an eminent French physician, that fish being a prolific diet, there are more children born in Roman Catholic countries about nine months after Lent than at any other season; therefore, reckoning a year after Lent, the markets will be more glutted than usual, because the number of popish infants is at least three to one in this kingdom: and therefore it will have one other collateral advantage, by lessening the number of papists among us……
you can find the rest on the internet, I am sure, it is long out of copyrights, so I am certain the ARDC is not interested in reproducing this at any trial, anytime soon.