From Charles E Lincoln–Burdick v. 5 Justices and how Judicial Immunity is destroying the US and its Judicial System

I just received this brief on an Alabama civil rights Lawyer complaining about how the concept of Judicial Immunity really has nearly no place in the US legal system and in fact is destroying it.

You can find this amazing brief here:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6FbJzwtHocwQS1KdVM3Q1FlQXc

And it has tons of quotes regarding limiting judicial immunity to the bare minimum, how the concept of Judicial Immunity isn’t even in the US Constitution, and how the founding persons of this country actually rejected the concept of absolute Judicial Immunity in favor of strictly constrained Judicial Immunity in favor of transparency and accountability.

It is explained in this Brief how it was the English Common law system that created Judicial Immunity based upon the fact that the King of the land was chosen by God, and therefore sat as God in a courtroom and could never, ever, do anything wrong.

However, going back as far as the Magna Carta in 1215, the people of England restricted the expansive and never ending whimsical powers of a sovereign in favor of a “Social Contract” style of judicial temperance which made the judges responsible for the life and liberty interest of the populace.  The Magna Carta was the first time in England that at least some of its citizens were given legal rights superior to that of the whims of the King.

Charles I of England, however, defied the people and those working for a “Social Contract” style of judiciary, and continued to assert his powers were absolute, he had no duty to the people, and for this he was charged with Treason and eventually hung. See this brief for more details.

Today someone asked me how much Judges make and I found the following quote:

Despite declining caseloads, stagnant population and the state’s growing deficit, Illinois taxpayers will spend about $39 million more on judicial salaries this year than they did just eight years ago.

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There are 56 more judges on the bench today than there were in 2004, and all 967 judges receive a constitutionally guaranteed raise every year.

Illinois’ trial judges — 906 of them on the bench throughout the state — receive the highest salaries for such a post in the country, according to data compiled by a national judicial research organization. The state’s 523 circuit judges make $180,802 a year, while the current roster of 383 associate judges make $171,762 annually. California follows Illinois, paying its highest-ranking trial judges a maximum of $178,789.

Illinois appellate court judges, 54 of them, make $197,032 a year. And the seven Supreme Court justices make $209,344. The higher court jurists have the second-highest salaries in the country, only behind California.

Combined, Illinois judges will be paid $172.6 million in 2012. The payout is 29 percent more than 2004’s.

The high salaries, on top of the increased number of judges, have some critics worried about the impact to taxpayers who help fund the already lucrative judicial pension program. While some retirement benefits have been curbed by recent legislation, that only affects new judges. The vast majority of judges currently on the bench will receive 85 percent of their final salary if they serve 20 years. Judicial pensions also receive an automatic 3 percent cost-of-living increase that’s compounded annually. Most public pensions require 30 to 35 years on the job and max out at 75 percent of a worker’s salary.

“That is a concern, especially when you look at caseloads per judge,” said Kristina Rasmussen, executive vice president of the Illinois Policy Institute, a government spending watchdog organization with offices in Chicago and Springfield. “Our judges, compared to some neighboring states like Wisconsin and Indiana, have lower caseloads, but they’re being paid $60,000 more.”

A study conducted by The U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, Conference of State Court Administrators and National Center for State Courts shows that in 2009 Indiana trial judges handled 4,983 cases on average and Wisconsin judges averaged 6,611 cases a year. But the top-ranking judges in those states made almost $50,000 less a year than their counterparts in Illinois who averaged 4,533 cases.

“We’re a state with a relatively low cost of living,” said Collin Hitt, senior director of government affairs for the Illinois Policy Institute. “Why are our judges being paid considerably more than judges across the country? It’s a question with no obvious answer.”

Joe Tybor, a spokesman for the state court administrator, noted that the judiciary budget is “less than 1 percent of the entire state budget” and judicial salaries represent “54 percent of the branch’s budget.”

“Judges have really no control over their salary,” he said. “The overall judicial budget has been flat or declined for the past several years.”

Still, at the same time, the national study showed Illinois felony cases declined 13 percent from a high of 103,642 in 2002 to 90,176 in 2009. The study did not include details on civil, misdemeanor, juvenile or other cases handled by trial judges during that time.

Felonies are handled by full circuit court judges. Despite the felony caseload decline, there are 29 more circuit judges on the bench today than in 2004, according to records reported by the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts.

source: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20120328/news/703289967/

Please read the attached brief, it’s important for everyone to understand that we must not allow our Judicial System to run amok. And when lawyers such as I, Ken Ditkowsky and Lane Amu demand judicial transparency, accountability and oversight we are severely disciplined. For this the ARDC awards us with a license suspension from 3 to 4 years and until “further order of court.”

Now is the time to demand accountability, before we lose entirely our precious US Constitution in which no where are to be found the word “judicial immunity.”

The courts do not have a constitutional right to any Judicial Immunity.  Conversely, We the People were provided with a Bill of Rights to ensure that for every wrong, there is in fact a remedy–including when the source of the breach is our own Judicial System and its Courts.

JoAnne

From Ken Ditkowsky–Chicago called center of fraud in Home Health care Medicare/Medicaid

Subject: Health care fraud – Time for that honest investigation that Jerome Larkin and the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission are fighting so hard to prevent.
Date: Jan 29, 2017 9:58 PM
It appears that one of the large nursing home operators is reported to be worried that he is soon to be indicted, and another who allegedly lied to the FBI is concerned that his frugality with the truth might have consequences.    We know that the United States Government is interested in preventing medicare and other health care fraud and we also know that the political and judicial climate is creating some severe head winds.    Indeed, Mr. Larkin has written to the Supreme Court of Illinois that a blog that exposes judicial and other legal industry corruption is akin to “yelling fire in a crowded theater.”   We know that scavenging in the mouth of an elderly grandmother for the gold in her teeth is in the highest traditions of bar according to Jerome Larkin.  (Mr. Larkin was defending the actions of a infamous Guardian ad Litem who orchestrated the operation and the pulling of 29 teeth to free the gold  – which of course was not inventoried).
 
I did find the following, to wit:

Chicago a hot spot for home health fraud

Health Care Activists Offer Free Health Screenings In Los Angeles

This Chicago metropolitan area is one of 27 geographic “hot spots” identified by an analysis of Medicare claims data by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General.

(David McNew / Getty Images)

Chicago’s home health care industry has a big fraud problem and a federal study released Wednesday suggests more scrutiny may be warranted.
The metropolitan area is one of 27 geographic “hot spots” identified by an analysis of Medicare claims data by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General. The examination found dozens of home health agencies and physicians in the Chicago area whose recent Medicare claims have characteristics similar to those observed in cases of fraud.
Federal authorities are paying close attention to home health because it is playing a growing role in U.S. health care as insurers and physicians increasingly seek to manage patients with chronic conditions and keep them out of emergency rooms, hospitals and nursing homes.
In 2015, the Medicare insurance program for the elderly paid $18.4 billion to more than 11,000 home health businesses. At more than $900 million, the Chicago region had the most home health payments last year, according to the report.
Chicago has been long recognized as having high rates of home health fraud, so much so that in 2013 the federal government imposed its first moratorium on new home care businesses in the six-county region.
Federal authorities in Chicago also have pursued fraudsters aggressively. Dozens of physicians, nurses, home health agency owners and marketers have been charged and convicted in recent years. The investigations have revealed many problems, including doctors taking kickbacks for referrals and approving home nursing visits for patients who were not homebound.
The indictments keep coming. On Wednesday, the Justice Department announced charges against a physician with an office in Buffalo Grove, Dr. Yevgeny Odessky, who is accused of taking cash kickbacks in exchange for referring patients to a home health agency in the north suburbs. Odessky was not immediately available for comment.
In addition, the owners of two home health providers, Schaumburg-based Axis Health Care Services and Glenview-based TLC Healthcare Services of Illinois, have been charged with paying kickbacks to recruiters in exchange for referring elderly patients.
The charges were part of what officials said Wednesday was the largest crackdown on Medicare fraud since a federal health care investigations team was started nine years ago. Federal agents have arrested about 300 suspects around the country, on charges ranging from taking illegal payments to false physical therapy claims that allegedly cost Medicare about $900 million.
Despite numerous successful prosecutions, home health fraud remains an issue, said Adam Freeman, a leader of the study by the Office of Inspector General.
The study flagged 37 home health providers and 257 physicians in the Chicago area as having suspicious Medicare claims. It didn’t identify any of them by name.
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Hundreds of elderly victims of elder cleansing (also known as retroactive abortion) lie doped up in nursing homes as the US Treasury is raped unmercifly.     (Philip ESformes has been indicted of stealing a billion dollars in Medicare funds as an example).
 
The Government Accounting Office has filed five reports to Congress on this matter.   The abuse and forfeit of the human rights of senior citizens is not a secret!   Jerome Larkin and his gang of miscreants (18 USCA 371) have been for years covering up the criminal enterprise being conducted by some corrupt Judges on the 18th Floor of the Daley Center.    Larkin did not blink an eye when Judge Maureen Connors admitted on page 91 of her evidence deposition to being wired (fixed).   He was not impressed when he examined file 09 P 4585 and observed that the victim (Mary Sykes) had not been served with the summons mandated by 755 ILCS 5/11a – 10, her next of kin were not notified of a competency hearing as required by 755 ILCS 5/11a – 10 that is jurisdictional, no competency hearing was ever held, ******
 
The fix occurring in disciplinary hearings is also legend.    A panel of Larkin’s Lackeys without a scintilla of evidence presented to them found that Mary’s next of kin had knowledge of the very hearing as to Mary’s competency that was never held.  Inconsistency and Factual reality are not necessary in the Jerome Larkin world.   He like his co-conspirators operate under the banner of “do not confuse me with the facts, I’ve made up my mind.’
 
Progress appears to be being made!    Illinois is on the verge of Bankruptcy.   As billions of dollars in the Illinois conspiracy have been stolen, the Illinois Department of Revenue ought to start collecting the taxes, interest and penalties due jointly and severally by the co-conspirators.   Pursuant to 18 USCA 371 it is my opinion that Jerome Larkin and each of his lackeys has joint and several liability.  Time for each one of them to PAY UP!!!!

From Ken Ditkowsky–Chicago man indicted on $4.7 million in Medicaid over billing & fraud

Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Central District of Illinois

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Co-owner of Chicago Medical Transport Company Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Overbilling Illinois Medicaid $4.7 Million

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A Chicago man has been sentenced to five years in prison for fraudulent overbilling an estimated $4.7 million to Illinois’ Medicaid program for non-emergency medical transport. Gregory D. Toran, 68, of Hazel Crest, Ill., was also ordered to pay $4.7 million in restitution. U.S. District Judge Sue E. Myerscough, who sentenced Toran on Jan. 23, allowed Toran to remain on bond until the federal Bureau of Prisons directs him to self-report to a prison facility to begin his prison sentence.
Toran owned IBT Transportation, LLC., a non-emergency medical transport company, with Tina Kimbrough, 44, of Berwyn, Ill. In August, Kimbrough was sentenced to 30 months in prison for her role in the scheme. Kimbrough previously pled guilty to participating in the conspiracy with Toran. Kimbrough was also ordered to pay $4 million restitution, due jointly and severally with Toran.
As a result of the scheme, IBT fraudulently overbilled the state’s Medicaid program by an estimated $4.7 million for services not rendered, not rendered to the extent claimed, and for mileage well in excess of miles actually driven. During the period of the conspiracy, from December 2005 to June 2011, IBT billed and was paid claims totaling approximately $7.3 million.
The court found that IBT billed for deceased individuals and individuals who were not transported because they were in the hospital and billed based on dates individuals were approved for transportation, whether they rode or not. At times, IBT billed for more riders than it could physically transport. Further, the court found that although the handbook mileage rules were straightforward that transportation providers could only bill mileage for the first rider, Toran directed billers to incorrectly bill for mileage – from not billing mileage at all, to billing mileage for all riders, and later, every fourth rider.
The charges were investigated by the Illinois State Police Medicaid Fraud Control Bureau; the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. In addition, the Illinois Department of Health and Family Services, which administers Illinois’ Medicaid program, assisted in the investigation. Assistant U.S. Att

From Candice Schwager–Deaf Woman settles ADA suit for $750k

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/deaf-woman-nypd-lawsuit-settlement_us_5630da6ce4b00aa54a4bfef1

NEW YORK — A New York City woman, who is deaf and says NYPD officers wrongfully arrested her and then ignored her pleas for an American Sign Language interpreter, has settled her lawsuit against the city for $750,000, a sum her lawyers say is the largest ever deaf discrimination settlement for a single person.

“Our client is pleased that she can now move on with her life and put this horrific situation behind her,” Andrew Rozynski and Eric Baum, the lawyers representing 58-year-old Diana Williams, said in a statement Tuesday.

EISENBERG AND BAUM LAW CENTER FOR DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
Diana Williams won a $750,000 settlement in a lawsuit against the NYPD.

“Due to the immense barriers they face when trying to communicate with the hearing world, Deaf individuals often find themselves without a voice to assert their rights,” Rozynski and Baum added. “Deaf individuals have rights, and they do not have to tolerate discrimination and injustices of any kind.”

Williams and her husband, Chris Williams, both of whom are deaf, are landlords of a building in Staten Island. On Sept. 11, 2011, when the couple were trying to evict tenants who hadn’t paid rent, the boyfriend of one of the tenants allegedly gestured that he had a gun.

Chris then called for police using a video relay service — which the couple later argued should’ve signified to police that they would need a sign language translator. But when officers arrived on the scene there was no translator, and it was only the tenant and the boyfriend, both of whom can hear, who could communicate their side of the story.

Some deaf tenants in the building later testified that the officers rejected their offers to translate for Williams, who cannot hear, speak English or read lips. Instead, Williams was arrested for allegedly getting into a fight with one of the tenants.

Panicked, Williams attempted to scrawl “HOSPITAL” in the dust on the window of the police cruiser, according to The New York Daily News. She made it to “HOSP.”

Williams was detained for 24 hours, during which a translator was never provided. She was released without charge.

“It is a sad reality that Deaf individuals continue to experience blatant discrimination on a routine basis.”

In 2012, Williams filed the federal lawsuit against the city of New York alleging that she had not only been wrongfully arrested, but that NYPD officers had ignored police guidelines for how to deal with the deaf, and in doing so violated the Americans With Disabilities Act.

Earlier this year, lawyers for the city argued that an arrest was neither a “service, program, or activity,” and therefore did not fall under the Americans with Disabilities Act, according to Courthouse News.

But U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni found the city’s argument woefully unpersuasive.

“New York City takes the extraordinary position that, even though the Americans with Disabilities Act has been the law of the land for 25 years, it has no obligation to provide any accommodation to the hearing-impaired at the time of an arrest, even if doing so could easily be accomplished without endangering the officers or the public safety and without interfering in the lawful execution of the officers’ duties,” she wrote in an August decision, allowing the lawsuit to proceed to trial.

Reached for comment Wednesday, a spokesman for the New York City Law Department said only that “settling this case was in the city’s best interest.”

Advocacy group Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf. (HEARD), has documented at least 40 stories of police brutality against deaf Americans in recent years.

“These stories highlight the woeful lack of training about — and awareness of — Deaf culture and communication within police departments across the nation,” HEARD founder Talila Lewis wrote in a 2014 blog post for the American Civil Liberties Union. “They illustrate the urgent need for systemic change.”

“Perhaps as alarming as the frequency and severity of these assaults, is the infrequency and leniency of formal charges against the officers responsible,” Lewis continued. “Deaf survivors of police brutality and family members of deaf homicide victims tend to prevail in lawsuits against police, costing taxpayers dearly, but officers are rarely formally charged or dismissed for their actions.”

Last year, actress Marlee Matlin, who is deaf and is married to a police officer, made a video to help inform deaf people of their rights when interacting with police.

Williams’ lawyers, in their statement Tuesday, said “it is a sad reality that Deaf individuals continue to experience blatant discrimination on a routine basis.”

“Ms. Williams hopes that the settlement will send a message to all law enforcement agencies across the country that they should adopt proper policies and procedures to ensure full communication access for Deaf individuals,” they said.

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Constitutional Right to Be a Parent

Here are some Great quotes on the Constitutionalright to be a parent

Parental Rights

Below are excerpts of case law from state appellate and federal district courts and up to the U.S. Supreme Court, all of which affirm, from one perspective or another, the absolute Constitutional right of parents to actually BE parents to their children.


The rights of parents to the care, custody and nurture of their children is of such character that it cannot be denied without violating those fundamental principles of liberty and justice which lie at the base of all our civil and political institutions, and such right is a fundamental right protected by this amendment (First) and Amendments 5, 9, and 14. Doe v. Irwin, 441 F Supp 1247; U.S. D.C. of Michigan, (1985).

The several states have no greater power to restrain individual freedoms protected by the First Amendment than does the Congress of the United States. Wallace v. Jaffree, 105 S Ct 2479; 472 US 38, (1985).

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From JPi-what is “color of authority” and “color of law” under 42 USC sec 1983?

From Lugar v. Edmunson Oil

42 USC 1983 is used when a court is faced with “fraud on the court” or fraud extrinsic to the proceeding, or not between the parties.  Fraud on the court is where there are :  bribes, suppressed transcripts, no transcripts, court reporter told not to set up, case fixing, changed transcripts, ex parte conversations, cases sealed without notice, mortion or hearing on the matter, etc.

 

42 USC is “deprivation of rights under color of authority.”  This means the court’s authority is fake or an illusion and is not real.  It is typically used in cases of false imprisonment or where the prisoner is beat up by police.  The police have real power to ask a suspect to go and do something and to hold or detain them, they do not have any real power to beat up a person in custody.  Those actions are taken under “color of authority.”

From the case:

Similarly, it is clear that in a § 1983 action brought against a state official, the statutory requirement of action “under color of state law” and the “state action” requirement of the Fourteenth Amendment are identical. The Court’s conclusion in United States v.Classic, 313 U. S. 299, 326 (1941), that “[m]isuse of power, possessed by virtue of state law and made possible only because the wrongdoer is clothed with the authority of state law, is action taken `under color of’ state law,” was founded on the rule announced in Ex parte Virginia, 100 U. S. 339, 346-347 (1880), that the actions of a state officer who exceeds the limits of his authority constitute state action for purposes of the Fourteenth Amendment.[13]

930*930 The decision of the Court of Appeals rests on a misreading of Flagg Brothers. In that case the Court distinguished two elements of a § 1983 action:

“[Plaintiffs] are first bound to show that they have been deprived of a right `secured by the Constitution and the laws’ of the United States. They must secondly show that Flagg Brothers deprived them of this right acting `under color of any statute’ of the State of New York. It is clear that these two elements denote two separate areas of inquiry. Adickes v. S. H. Kress & Co., 398 U. S. 144, 150 (1970).” 436 U. S., at 155-156.

Plaintiffs’ case foundered on the first requirement. Because a due process violation was alleged and because the Due Process Clause protects individuals only from governmental and not from private action, plaintiffs had to demonstrate that the sale of their goods was accomplished by state action. The Court concluded that the sale, although authorized by state law, did not amount to state action under the Fourteenth Amendment, and therefore set aside the Court of Appeals’ contrary judgment.

There was no reason in Flagg Brothers to address the question whether there was action under color of state law. The Court expressly eschewed deciding whether that requirement was satisfied by private action authorized by state law. Id., at 156. Although the state-action and under-color-of-state-law requirements are “separate areas of inquiry,” Flagg Brothers did not hold nor suggest that state action, if present, might not satisfy the § 1983 requirement of conduct under color of state law. Nevertheless, the Court of Appeals relied on Flagg Brothers to conclude in this case that state action under the Fourteenth Amendment is not necessarily action under color of state law for purposes of § 1983. We do not agree.

The two-part approach to a § 1983 cause of action, referred to in Flagg Brothers, was derived from Adickes v. 931*931 S. H. Kress & Co., 398 U. S. 144, 150 (1970). Adickes was a § 1983 action brought against a private party, based on a claim of racial discrimination in violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Although stating that the § 1983 plaintiff must show both that he has been deprived “of a right secured by the `Constitution and laws’ of the United States” and that the defendant acted “under color of any statute . . . of any State,” ibid., we held that the private party’s joint participation with a state official in a conspiracy to discriminate would constitute both “state action essential to show a direct violation of petitioner’s Fourteenth Amendment equal protection rights” and action ” `under color’ of law for purposes of the statute.” Id., at 152.[14] In 932*932 support of our conclusion that a private party held to have violated the Fourteenth Amendment “can be liable under § 1983,” ibid., we cited that part of United States v. Price, 383 U. S., at 794, n. 7, in which we had concluded that state action and action under color of state law are the same (quoted supra, at 928). Adickes provides no support for the Court of Appeals’ novel construction of § 1983.[15]

457 US 922 Lugar v. Edmonson Oil

This was a  case where a judge allowed property to be liened and impounded prior to judgment.  In this case, the plaintiffs argued they believed that assets of the defendant would be sold and liquidated prior to judgment and they asked the court to seize the assets on the Defendant’s own property, and the court obliged (rubber stamp)

 

Th US Supreme Cout found this “color of law” state action to be a deprivation of rights under “color of authority”.

From Ken Ditkowsky–President T is against abortions, but will he stop the retroactive type for our senior citizens and the disabled?

Right to Life.
This morning I heard President Trump say that he was defunding organizations that were funding abortions.    Indeed, such is very necessary as across America we have had a rash of illegal abortions.    They are retro-active abortions also known as Elder Cleansing.
The way this abortion process works is that a vulnerable senior citizen is taken into custody of a guardian appointed by a Court, such as the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, and a corrupt jurist appoints a guardian.    This guardian and the Court ignore the mandate of the Bill of Rights and the Illinois Constitution as they totally usurp the elderly person’s freedom, liberty, property and humanity.
Every one of the retro active abortionists who preys upon the elderly, and especially the corrupt judges (whether they sit on the Appellate Courts, the Supreme Courts, or the trial courts is aware of the Americans with Disabilities Statute and the limitation on guardianship found in the Illinois Statutes, to wit:
(b) Guardianship shall be  utilized  only as is necessary to promote the well-being of the person with a disability, 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 – 3b
Indeed, every one of the retro-active abortionists is aware that their action is a felony, but they ignore the RULE OF LAW  and continue their perfidious conduct well knowing that the Judicial and the Political Establishment not only funds their actions but protects them.
President T has promised has promised to “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.”     To be great, America must be safe again.    An elderly person must have the assurance that he/she will not be subjected to retroactive abortion for profit.
I previously wrote a challenge to Jerome Larkin.     Mr. Larkin is the administrator of the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission and a person who does not put much stock in truth.    We have nominated Mr. Larkin for a Nobel Price in fiction based upon the frugality with the truth contained in so many of the sworn pleadings that he has filed.       The Mary Sykes case 09 P 4585 demonstrates just what a stranger to objective reality is Larkin.    The Alice Gore case demonstrates his tolerance for expediency as opposed to protecting the public.     I therefore in the interest of drawing attention to the policy of RETROACTIVE ABORTION that has become the rage in several States, i.e.  Illinois, California, Florida *****.

Challenge to Jerome Larkin, Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary commission (IARDC) Administrator Re; Elder Abuse and Retroactive abortion of vulnerable America citizens who just happen to be elderly or disabled.

 
To:  Jerome Larkin, individually and as Administrator of the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary commission (IARDC) and the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary commission.
From:  Kenneth Ditkowsky
 
Date:  January 23, 2017  (renewed and republished.)
 
Subject:    Challenge to you to tell demonstrate that a public office is a public trust, and formal complaint concerning your ethically challenged and illegal conduct.
 
Cc:    All interested parties, Honorable Attorney General of the United States, Justice Department of the United States, Attorney JoAnne Denison, States Attorney of Cook County, 
 
 
Dear Mr. Larkin, and the IARDC Commission,
 
With the pending scandals that are about to unfold in Washington concerning the participants in the current Presidential race, the public is going need an affirmation of the principle that a public office is a public trust.    I understand that you are the last people to be considered to demonstrate that principle.   Mr. Larkin’s conduct in violation of 18 USCA 4, 241,242, 371, 1341 etc. is a cornucopia of deceit, and perfidy.     Subordination of perjury, perjury, conspiracy, and outright theft are the cornerstones of IARDC procedure and purpose.    Few openly nefarious ‘cover-ups’, obstruction of justice, and spoliation of evidence are notoriously exhibited to the public.
Infamy will preserve your metaphor of Ms. Denison’s blog to yelling fire in a crowded theater, and the intentional misrepresentation by IARDC lawyers in the name of Mr. Larkin of the holdings in Sawyer and Alvarez.     The assaults on the First Amendment by the IARDC and Larkin are akin to ISIS terrorism, however, the ability to marshal the cover-up of the corruption evident in the Mary Sykes case 09 P 4585 (Circuit Court of Cook County) is beyond the pale.     Knowing that guardianships were limited in scope because of Illinois and USA Constitutional core values,  co-conspirator attorneys Adam Stern, Cynthia Farenga, Peter Schmiedel and others used the Illinois guardianship act to openly and notorious isolate Mary Sykes so that her estate could be  looted.   (I’ve estimated the booty at $3,000,000 dollars).    
 
Mr. Larkin, Ms. Black, et al have accused me of not telling the truth concerning the Mary Sykes case.    The allegation while unspecific accused me of defaming a group of judges claiming that they acted without jurisdiction and without following the law.    Similar averments were made concerning Ms. Denison; however, the Commission added the offense of publishing the corruption in her blog entitled MaryGSykes.     After my kangaroo trial (and during the kangaroo hearing concerning Ms. Denison) a letter surfaced authored by Cynthia Farenga complaining that our averments of corruption had been published in the Probate Sharks blog.    Disciplinary proceeding followed.     Exculpating evidence was barred, and requirement of clear and convincing proof was modified to mean – Larkin clairvoyance!      The Subpoena of the Mary Sykes file, which verifies the truth of every averment made by Ms. Denison and myself was exclude from the evidence.       The rationale was obvious – the ‘fix’ was in and therefore exculpating evidence had to be kept out of the record.
Unfortunately, the Judges whose corruption was being protected could not be totally orchestrated.  (Subordination of perjury).     Judge Connors admitted at page 91 of her deposition that she was ‘wired’ (and/or ‘fixed’).    She testified that had she known of the jurisdictional deficiencies she would have stopped the proceedings, fixed the problem, however, the same result would have occurred.    Judge Stuart outright lied.   First she denied chaining Gloria Sykes (the daughter of Mary Sykes) in her courtroom – in an effort to torture from her the location of her (Gloria’s) assets, and then she (under cross examination) admitted the same.     Larkin solved this problem by attorning to a slight modification of the hearing transcript to eliminate the perjury.     Such spoliation of evidence appears to be quite common in lawyer disciplinary actions [1].
     
By way of background, as it appears that the IARDC and lawyer disciplinary commissions have during the relevant time period had the policy of interpreting the guardianship statute to not being an accommodation as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act, but as a forfeiture of all human and civil rights.    Interestingly enough the Illinois legislature (as well as the legislatures of most of the States of the union) make it abundantly clear that:
 (b) Guardianship shall be  utilized  only as is necessary to promote the well-being of the person with a disability, 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 – 3b 

 To make certain that senior citizens such as Mary Sykes, Alice Gore, **** are not exploited (as actually occurred) the person seeking a guardianship must prove not only the incompetency but the degree of incompetency by CLEAR AND CONVINCING EVIDENCE.      (This is the same standard that is applicable to the IARDC disciplinary proceedings)      It is respectfully suggested that in neither proceeding is even the lowest standard of evidence (burden of proof) required.  (See page 91 of Maureen Connors evidence deposition)
 
Of course, in kangaroo proceedings the result desired by the 18 USCA 371 cover-up is achieved.     It is achieved with or without a scintilla of evidence.      The orchestration of such is the subject of this letter of complaint.     Rule 8.3 and 18 USCA 4 required both JoAnne Denison and myself to offend Ms. Farenga, Ms. Black, Mr. Stern, Mr. Larkin, Ms. Sharp, ***** and all the other attorneys who have participated in the actual miscreant conduct or its cover-up.      As for Ms. Denison, Mr. Lanre Amu, ***** (including myself) to not offend Mr. Larkin and his 18 USCA 371 cover- conspirators we also would be subject to possible obstruction of justice averments.  
  
We however stood up to be counted and continue every day to demand Honest investigations, collection of the Federal and State income taxes (including interest and penalties) from the 18 USCA 241,242,371 co-conspirators, and abrogation of the cover-up.     NB.   It is my calculation that each conspirator jointly and severally owes very substantial taxes to the USA and the State of Illinois.   For instance, in Sykes @$3 million dollars is due; in Gore $1.5 million, Tyler $8 million *******.    [2]
My challenge .      It appears at this point in time that Jerome Larkin and his 18 USCA 371 co-conspirators are not going to get away with their perfidy.      The term “cover up” is going to be a very serious charge and the ‘great unwashed’ are not going to be led by the corrupt political and judicial machines in a euphoria of procrastination, deception, ******.
Therefore, let us get right to the chase.     While Larkin has consistently refused to detail the charges made against either JoAnne or myself, it is clear that each charge has to do with the Sykes case and the issue of judicial propriety.     Being more specific each charge has to do with whether a corrupt judge ignored a lack of jurisdiction to effectuate the elder cleansing of Mary Sykes.     All the evidence is in the Mary Sykes file 09 P 4585.     This file will unequivocally determine:  
1.         Jurisdiction
2.         Whether safeguards of the Constitution were complied with
3.         Whether a wrongful forfeiture occurred as to Mary’s liberty and property rights.
My challenge is for Mr. Larkin or any of the accused miscreants to produce out of the original file 09 P 4585 (Mary Sykes) the following documents.      If the documents are not produced, honor requires Mr. Larkin and each of his co-conspirators as well as each of appointed guardian ad litem to surrender their law licenses and confess to the United States of America their part in the elder cleansing of Mary Sykes.    Simply put – let us put this matter to rest right now!
 
1)      Jurisdiction .      In order for a person – disabled or not, the court must meet the due process standard of notice and hearing.    The person who is to be adjudicated must be personally served with summons.   The Summons must meet the criteria of the statute 755 ILCS 5/11a – 10, which is very specific and the criterion procrustean as there may be a taking of constitutionally protected Rights, privileges and immunities.    In addition, there may be a stranger having control over another person’s property .
 
a.          Challenge:     Produce a copy of a summons that was actually personally served on Mary Sykes prior to any hearing   on her competency that sought to ascertain the extent and nature, if any, of any disability that Mary Sykes might have actually suffered from 755 ILCS 5/11a -3b    This is important as the legislature wanted in writing appropriate warnings so that the rights of the alleged disabled person were protected [3].
b.        Challenge:   Produce a Sheriff’s return of Summons in proper form attesting to actual service on Mary Sykes and the compliance with the Statute. ..    This is particularly important as oral information must be given the alleged disabled person [4].
c.         Challenge:     Produce affidavits of notice being given to next of kin  (close relatives, near relatives) prior to any hearing   that was intended to obtain the information required by 755 ILCS 5/11a – 3b.   This is jurisdictional pursuant to 755 ILCS 5/11a – 10.[5]   The people who should have received the prior notice include both of Mary’s sisters and Gloria Sykes.

2)       Constitutional Safeguards.      As human and civil rights are subject to forfeiture notice and hearing are prime requirements of due process.      The statute is very clear, to wit:

 (b) Guardianship shall be utilized only as is necessary to promote the well-being of the person with a disability, 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. 

Thus it is apparent that this is a very serious hearing and cannot be obviated by agreements of the two guardian ad litem and the attorney for the petitioner.   Actual evidence must be presented that is clear and convincing that the alleged incompetent is in fact incompetent.   Actual evidence must be presented as to the extent of the disability and how a reasonable accommodation must be obtained.

Challenge :     produce a true and correct transcript of the proceedings in which a 755 ILCS 5/11a – 3b hearing was indeed conducted as to the competency and extent thereof of MARY SYKES.    As the Court provides a court reporter for these very serious hearings the official court reporters office should have either filed or have available for transcription such a hearing [6].   (This transcript should be prepared by a person duly licensed in Illinois, not an illegal, unlicensed reporter who was eventually fined and permanently removed from the roles of licensed court reporters, such as was used in the JoAnne Denison proceedings.)
    

As Mr. Larkin and the IARDC had the burden of proof to prove disciplinary breaches by both Denison and Ditkowsky if the IARDC can not produce the appropriate materials referred to supra, Larkin and every attorney involved directly or indirectly should resign his/her position immediately and surrender his/her law license as each is a participant in a very serious FRAUD. 
       
If the IARDC and the miscreants can produce from the original file, either in its present form or the sanitized version that has evolved each of the Challenged items both JoAnne and yours truly deserve the punishment meted out plus and I will publicly acknowledge that fact and make a formal apology.  HOWEVER if the IARDC, Larkin, Farenga, Black, Smart, ****  cannot produce the appropriate returns of service from the Sheriff of Cook County, the affidavits of prior notice of the hearing required by 755 ILCS 5/11a – 3b, and a transcript of that hearing each of the attorneys, including the 18 USCA 371 IARDC attorney/attorneys  should resign and surrender his/her license to practice law [7].     
This ‘elder cleansing’ and retro-active abortion is a very serious business.     Core Rights of citizens are being violated and confiscated along with their life savings and quality of life.   In the 1930s and 1940s when the Nazi hordes were systematically prospecting in their victims mouths of the gold in their teeth were shocked and outraged; however, when **** orchestrated a similar scenario not only is not a word of protest forthcoming, but the Illinois Supreme Court and the IARDC join in a massive cover-up and attornment.
The gantlet has been thrown.        Are we willing to accept less than HONESTY and Honor from our public officials?     If so, WHY?       A public office is a public trust.      As Americans we are entitled to HONEST public officials who have actual integrity – not the nadir of society and our population.      Larkin – put up or shut up!      
Let me respectfully suggest that if you cannot produce a majority of the items demanded supra you are admitting to some very serious felonies that not only diminish you but all around you.      Everyone makes errors and thus Americans are universally forgiving.    Intentionally preying on the elderly is one of sins that cannot be forgiven!      Your failure to either produce the items demanded or make restitution for your crimes against the ‘great unwashed’ is unacceptable.
Demand is made to the IARDC and the Illinois Supreme Court to enforce the Rule of Law equally and if Larkin and the miscreants who have acted in concert with him cannot produce the evidence required by this complaint appropriate punishment be handed out to Larkin and his 18 USCA 371 co-conspirators.   This punishment should include, but not be limited to,  each of the co-conspirators being prosecuted civilly for payment of the Federal and State Income taxes on all sums stolen from the retroactively aborted elderly people as well as every dollar of health care funds misappropriate during the abortion process.
 
The Sums stolen from the public treasury are very substantial.   An indictment of Philip Esformes indicates that a billion ($1,000,000,000) was stolen from medicare.    Seth Gillman was reputed to have stolen at least a hundred million dollars.   A group of doctors in Arizona were accused of stealing from Medicare a 100 million dollars ******.     Illinois is on the verge of Bankruptcy.   
 
There is no just reason why WE THE PEOPLE should in today’s America fund RETROACTIVE ABORTION which is in direct violation of the American RULE OF LAW.    There is no just reason why certain political and judicial types should be above the Law.
 
 
Respectfully submitted,

Ken Ditkowsky
 

[1] It should be noted that the affidavits of Gloria Sykes, Scott Evans et al verify every statement that either Denison or yours truly makes concerning these cases.     In the Alice Gore case, which does not appear to part of the original charges the offending Guardian ad Litem was accused by the Florida Attorney General of fraud – she was noted to have filed a claim as an heir to an estate that she was a stranger.  (See Probate Sharks blog).    Her benefactor, a large nursing home operator, has been fined by the USA and others for various Medicare, Medicaid **** frauds.   The Gore Estate is reported to have extreme irregularities attorned to by the presiding judge****    The Holocaust becomes quite relevant to the Gore case as it was disclosed that the avarice of the judicial officials including prospecting his Mrs. Gore’s mouth for the gold in her teeth.     Naturally, Mr. Larkin could find nothing amiss with the collecting of gold from the teeth of elder cleansing victims.
[2] As Illinois is on the verge of Bankruptcy and the legislature want to increase the taxpayer burden, it is now quite appropriate to collect from each of the miscreants their joint and several liability.   It is my supposition that each of the lawyer defendants is guilty of not reporting the tax liability on his/her 1040 Tax return.    Had they done so *****.
      
[3] This will be interesting as the Clerk of the Circuit Court has admitted that she did not even have such a form printed at the time of the Mary Sykes scenario was unfolding.    The form summons thus had to be specifically drafted by the attorney representing the petitioner.    It does appear that the wrong form summons were presented to the Sheriff of Cook County.    These summons were not served because Mary was not a resident of Cook County – she had been abducted and removed to DuPage County.    This bit of legerdemain suggested FRAUD was evident on day one. 
  
[4] The Sheriff of Cook County wrote a letter denying any return of summons, however, Mr. Schmiedel claims a bench service.      He does not claim that the 755 ILCS 5/11a – 10 form summons was ever served, nor has he claimed that the procedure required as followed.
     
[5] No prior notice has ever been claimed to have been given to Gloria Sykes (daughter), or two either of the two sisters of Mary.     Even the kangaroo panel could not ‘find’ that notice was given, they instead said that the two sister had knowledge of some hearing.
[6] Interestingly Adam Stern wrote to Gloria Sykes an e-mail in which he disclosed that no such hearing had been had.   The incompetency was determined by the two guardian ad litem meeting with the Attorney for the petitioner and the judge signing the order presented.    If the e-mail is accurate, a key element of due process is missing (along with notice) and the proceedings are so tainted that gross criminal conduct has occurred in the Circuit Court of Cook County and not only must the offending judges be removed from office, but they are the attorneys attorning to such procedures must be subjected to serious disciplinary proceedings that include disbarment.    Contrary to Mr. Larkin’s assertion – this offense against the Constitution of the State of Illinois and the United States of America is so obscene as to warrant criminal prosecution of the offending attorneys.    Each of the attorneys and each of the judges involved knew of should have known that 18 USCA 241, 242  and 42 USCA 1983 were openly and notoriously violated.        This lack of propriety coupled with the theft of a million dollars in Gold Coins (see Gloria Sykes affidavit on file in both the Ditkowsky and Denison disciplinary files) suggests some additional felonies!     Exactly how the IARDC can ignore Ms. Sykes’ affidavit and the lack of due process is a mystery that suggest felonies galore! 
[7] The attorneys on the various panels who were not independent enough to object to the kangaroo proceedings in the Denison and Ditkowsky proceedings are not being given a pass –  they also are co-conspirators and wrongdoers as they rubber-stamped the cover=up in the Sykes case.     Attorneys take an oath to uphold the Constitution.    Upholding the constitution is not consistent with attempting to silence the exposure of judicial (or political) corruption.  

From Anonymous-A story about corruption in mental health court

Here is the video about a mental health corruption victim in Chillicothe, Ohio.

We all know the state has a program of medical kidnap for kids, and it appears there is also one for adults.

Forced psychiatric drugging is clearly illegal in Illinois according to the Illinois Supreme Court Case In re Tiffany.  The Ill.Appellate court denied the appeal, but after filing a Petition for a Supervisory Order, the Ill. Supreme Court granted it and vacate the order to drug poor Ms. Tiffany.

Please pray for this young man.

Joanne

From P.M. – the need for stronger Ethics Act in Illinois

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2012/01/08/us/illinois-public-officials-aid-lobbying-clients-of-family.html

This article explains why Illinois still needs tougher ethics laws and standards.  In other states, a politician must recuse themselves from voting when a close relative (grandparent, parent, child, grandchild or their spouse, brother and sisters and their inlaws) hold financial interests in companies affected by the legislation proposed.

This article explains:

Medill Watchdog examined statements of economic interests of public officials, lobbying registrations filed with the City of Chicago, Cook County and the state, and records of state bills and local ordinances. The investigation found 14 elected officials from Cook County alone who, while not lobbyists themselves, are related to or in business with lobbyists.

 

The review found more than a dozen instances in which an official took action that benefited the lobbying client of a family member or business partner.

Reformers say Illinois has a historic tolerance for corruption. “There are people who believe that’s just the way it’s done,” said Kyle McCarter, a Republican state senator from Lebanon. “Cultures don’t change overnight.”

I think that article says it all.  Clearly when Jerome Larkin head of the ARDC went after myself and Ken Ditkowsky in invalid, kangaroo court proceedings with no or very limited discovery, and they struck almost of all my crucial witnesses, if you read the transcripts, you will be thoroughly convince that “Illinois [does in fact] have a historic tolerance for corruptioin [and] there are people believe that’s just the way it’s done.”

Larkin was told to get rid of myself and Ken, that is to stop Ken Ditkowsky to stop writing his famous call the state official on the carpet for not doing their job and looking the other way, and to get rid of me for writing this blog.

Well, it did not work.  Ken at age 83 is one of the most prolific activist letter writers there still is, he is sending out dozens of emails, faxes and letters still, and I am still posting on this blog and it is more popular than ever and has more subscribers than ever.

Illinois has to tight it’s ethics laws in terms of lobbying.  It has to give the Judicial Inquiry Board teeth to take out judges that simply refuse to follow the laws as written and who flagrantly engage in Fraud on the Court, still handing out summary Eviction Orders, allow the use of tied in crony shrinks to guardianize those who do not need a guardian but are wealthy (the need for a guardian increases exponentially if the victim is wealthy and has no relatives to protect them from a bogus proceeding or there is already infighting in the family), also judges have to stop changing transcripts, closing the courtroooms outside the standards set forth in 7th circuit decisions that there has to be a motion, findings of fact and conclusions of law to seal a courtroom or transcripts and that decision has to be placed on file with the clerk for the public, and you cannot close prospective proceedings and there must be a law.  Many judges simply aren’t doing that.

And that’s not even motioning the psychotropic drugging of wards in nursing homes.  Federal Law says you cannot have nursing homes–or anyone for that matter–dispensing dangerous psychotripic meds in nursing homes UNLESS there actually is a diagnosed mental disease or illness in a patient–other than dementia.

In dementia patients, dosing them why psychotropic drugs (which are essentially horse tranquilizer), increases the chance of their death substantially. Widespread studies with Medicare statistics have confirm this.  FDA has issued black box warnings and doctors are not to do this, or risk losing their licenses to prescribe opiods, which is what should happen.

However, the IDFPR has only one investigator and I’m told they are over a year behind on these FDA black box warning/psychotropic meds cases, so that by the time your loved one is drugged and the case is investigated, they may be long dead before then.

Something has to be done.

Please keep on writing, faxing, emailing and calling your authorities to speak out against these unlawful practices.  Force our court system to be open, transparent, democratic and accountable.

Democracy is not a spectator sport.  Get involved.  Write a letter a day or a week.  Fax , call and email when you can.

Tell Jerome Larkin that corruption will no longer be tolerated as a way of life and you expect him to DO SOMETHING about crooked attorneys.

The case of Seth Gillman is a prime example of a tragic failure of the ARDC to take prompt action to protect the public and you can google his story elsewhere on this blog.

Encourage the Illinois State legislature to add into the 2009 Ethics Reporting Act that the ARDC attorneys and supervisors and managers MUST ethics report and that any state representative must report conflicts of interest with next of kin and recuse themselves on voting if there is a conflict or even an appearance of a conflict of interest with next of kin.

JoAnne

Breaking News! Karen Federighi, wrongfully guardianized and posting on Youtube and Facebook escapes guardianship purgatory to Mexico!

While we have all been looking desperately for Karen F in the US for a month since she disappeared–SHE IS NOW POSTING ON FACEBOOK.

YEAH!  She made it to Mexico and is now a free woman again.

I hope to hear form her soon. As you recall, she was perfectly competent, had all her smarts–and she is one smart cookie with 2 nursing jobs and an RN in nursing and a long list of continuing nursing education, she became the target for a guardianship when she stood to inherit hundreds of thousands of dollars and a miscreant relative got involved.

For several months she was holed up at a Best Western where she was watched round the clock by a probate goon that followed here everywhere.  Undoubtedly her estate was paying for all of this.

The probate court in Florida banned her from her own home, forced her to stay in a hotel against her will, locked her out of all her bank accounts.  But like Mary Todd Lincoln she escaped with a cache of fine jewelry she was pawning to buy food because her own Estate would not give her money for food. They wanted to force her into a locked down nursing home!

She told me she could still work and wanted to work as an RN, but her private probate goon watched her like a hawk and followed her everywhere, hacking into her phone and to her computer.  She bought Trac phones from drug stores and used those to talk safely.

They took all her papers and documents from her so she could go no where and do nothing.  Driver’s License, Social Security Card, Passport–you name it gone. Overnight. With no money and no back account it is surprising she survived for months and then escaped to Mexico where she applied for asylum.

This is what our country has gone to.  Probate court in Florida which Karen F fought is no better than in Chicago.  Story after story still comes across my desk.

Thank you for all your prayers to get Karen F safe out the US and out of a dangerous Florida Guardianship.

You can friend her on Facbook and track her progress as she makes a new life outside the US court system.

Sadly, Barbara Stone’s mother is still in guardianship.  And sadly, Barbara Stone is still afraid to speak out and tell the story about her string of crimes in Florida because they have threatened to kill her mother if she makes one peep to the authorities or to the public.  Continue to pray for her also.

JoAnne

From Karen F on Facebook

Greetings From Ensenada Mexico: Unbelievable that I have had no choice but to live like a fugitive from injustice thanks to the corrupt members of the Collier County Probate Court. To stay safe, I have had to disguise myself as a bag lady, a homeless guy (yes, dude!), a Muslim, a madam, a foreign tourist, an undercover cop, pet therapist, street performer, and even a wedding crasher! Praying for justice!

More breaking news on corruption at the ARDC–the court reporter’s IDFPR request for taking a transcript at my trial without a license

Dear Readers;

You just can’t make this stuff up.  I FOIA’d (Freedom of Information Act) all the documents at the Ill. Dept. of Financial and Professional Regulation relating to my court reporter when she took 5 days of transcript at my trial, never said she was unlicensed and then proceeded to render doctored transcripts, all in favor of the ARDC’s kangaroo hearing. She then voluntarily and permanently surrendered her license and paid a fine of $2500. All of this should be on the website.

It’s the most disgusting mess I have ever encountered in my life (I know my court corruption victims have suffered more, but this is way over the top).

Here are the FOIA responses and they are an eye opener:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6FbJzwtHocwOGs5OXBCZEJrb21fVE5ZeTMydWpWR21KSGMw

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6FbJzwtHocwejIyQ1k3Wlk0QkllNGpTTjE3ZjJMMDVJblpF

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6FbJzwtHocwa2QwT0hrSHI2MVFRdGhQdGdLS0NyWXlCMVFn

The ARDC has filed some ridiculous affidavits with the Ill. Supreme Court that she has applied for relicensure.

Here is the ARDC response to my Rule to Show Cause against them and take a look at the Affidavit they had the court reporter file at pp 11 to 12

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6FbJzwtHocwM3pMLTBkWmYtYnM

 

While the court reporter offered to have another court reporter listen to her audio and transcribe it, that has not been done and sent to me.

I am in the process of making the demand now via the ARDC and have them pay for MY court reporter.

Disgusting fraud, absolutely disgusting.  Larkin, Smart and Opryszek should all be ashamed of their Fraud on the Court and should be fired and prosecuted immediately.

They trashed my law practice and my clients have suffered because of it.

People want honest attorneys, they don’t need the authorities using their fake powers to engage in “go after” kangaroo court proceedings.

This blog has told nothing but the truth about the Sykes case and Kathie Bakken gave testimony to it with her mother Yolanda and all of it was ignored by the Tribunal. Gloria would have testified as to the same but was banned because she didn’t turn over 10,000 emails relating to her case and I stood behind her on this one.  No other witness had to turn over 10,000 emails.  Horrifying.

Joanne

 

From Ken Ditkowsky on the wrongful suspension of Lanre Amu by Jerome Larkin, head Administrator of the IARDC

On practicing law while black.

Subject: Practicing Law while Black
Date: Jan 18, 2017 5:42 PM
Mr. Hurt,
 
Overt racism is rare in today’s world.    Gone are the days when a person who happened to have a skin color that was a deep hue is confronted by a raving racist.   Today’s racist is must more subtle.   He (I use this pronoun as I have a particular he in mind – Jerome Larkin!)subverts the legal process to feed his malady and all the while he is engaged in discrimination or other activities of racism he uses the facade of liberalism, public office, party affiliation, attorney discipline,  or some other guise to engage in his JIM CROW mantra.   Sometime his co-conspirators are people who have the same skin coloration as the victim.   These “uncle Toms” have very little of the commodity known as self respect. In other circumstances Avarice substitutes for integrity in parts of our Justice system.
 
The Amu case is replete with Jim Crow identity.   Amu is an anomaly.   He is an intellectual who happens to have several advanced degrees and a strongly developed conscience.    He also has a very dark skin color of an African.   Amu’s  strongly developed conscience is a handicap in Chicago where City Hall corruption is legend.   Chicago prides itself in having the best Judges and Political people money can buy.    We know how honest each of these judges is — a Chicago Judge who is bribed – stays bribed.  (It costs $150,000 to become a Judge – that is a cash bribe to an official of the Chicago Democratic Party.    To become a Federal Judge the price is substantially higher – I guess they have to payoff the Republicans)
 
Amu’s charges against the system and in particular a sitting judge were verified by the respected business publication:  CRAINS CHICAGO BUSINESS.    The fact that Crains Chicago Business conducted their own investigation and made the same charges that Amu did against a corrupt judge. But this apparently did not bother either Mr. Larkin or the Illinois Disciplinary Commission (IARDC).    The Establishment decided that Atty Amu having a dark skin was not entitled to his Constitutional Rights as he was complaining that an Establishment (White) Judge was corrupt.   Worse yet, he disclosed the corruption and a BUSINESS PUBLICATION made the same averment.   Indeed, under Illinois Disciplinary Law, and the rulings of the Supreme Court of Illinois Amu was a danger to the public and they suspended him on first an interim basis, and then on a longer term (3 years) and until further order of court.
 
Without a scintilla of evidence, and no witnesses put on the stand whatsoever, Larkin’s panels of commissioners determined that as Amu had a dark skin he should be barred from the practice of Law.  The Supreme Court concurred.    How can a man with the deep hue to his skin = who observes corrupt judges and reports the same to the authorities be allowed to practice law in Illinois? Clearly unthinkable to the Illinois Bar!     Thus Amu has been stripped of his license to practice law.   
 
Our president has pointed out the gains of our citizens who happen to have a dark hue to their skin color, and we are grateful.   We are grateful that Amu was not “lynched!”   No cross was burned on his lawn!   Indeed, all that the Illinois attorney registration and disciplinary commission and the Supreme Court did was to take from him was his ability to practice of law.   They did not strip him of his Engineering degrees or licenses nor did they beat up his wife.   Indeed, they met due process by providing him with a very nice kangaroo hearing wherein he could say anything he wanted!     Indeed, he could bring in any witness he wanted and was assured that the ruling of the Supreme Court of Illinois would be suspension of his law license without regard for the fact that Larkin was committing prejury!.
 
Illinois, under its present administration has assumed the heritage of the “old South” in a modern form.   Our political and Judicial elite only practice “segregation” pursuant to the format of the Illinois movement.   In Amu’s case, a bit of frugality with the truth and selective adjudication by Mr. Larkin and his minions filled the bill; however, Mr. Larkin is not shy in his perfidy.
 
Representative Lewis was beaten to a Pulp during the Selma march and became an Icon of the Civil Rights movement so Larkin and his gang could not demonize or humiliate him however, another Icon of the Civil Rights movement (and one of the organizers of the Selma March) became the focus of Jerome Larkin and the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission.   It appears that Civil Rights Icon Diane Nash opted to be a public spectator at the Kangaroo Disciplinary Hearings conducted for the benefit of JoAnne Denison.   As there was a seat in the gallery of the courtroom right adjacent to yours truly, Mr. Larkin acted to protect my virginity and keep me from having to sit next to an elderly person who had a slightly darker skin color than me.   He barred her from the hearing room.
 
You cannot make this stuff up!    Diane Nash was actually the only person barred from the hearing room wherein JoAnne Denison was being subjected to the fixed inquiry inquisition.   After the proceeding, I met Diane in the lobby of the IARDC and she related to me that she wished to attend but had been barred from attending.   As such things are not supposed to happen in Chicago, I wrote and e-mail to Mr. Larkin demanding an apology – even the usual insincere variety would have been welcomed as the insult to not only Ms. Nash, but the entire African American community, was just too outrageous to let go.    Of course – Larkin and the elites continue in their JIM CROW ACTIVITIES openly and notoriously.
 
Discrimination and lawlessness is the credo of the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission/Illinois Supreme court.   How else could the Illinois Supreme Court continue to employ Jerome Larkin and his gang of 18 USCA 371 co-conspirators.   
The African Americans who “do not know their place” as determined by Larkin and the Illinois elites are not the only victims of this obvious corruption — Senior citizens are another desirable target.   The pecuniary rewards for discrimination against Mr. Amu, Ms. Nash, ***** are slight; however, the rewards of elder cleansing are many.   Philip Esformes was indicted for stealing a billion ($1,000,000,000) dollars from Medicare!    
 
Hopefully, the new administration will keep its campaign promise to Make America Great again.   The elimination of Jim Crow from Chicago legal circles would be a very nice start!       
From Joanne:
Similarly, Ken Ditkowsky lost his law license for 4 years for revealing corruption in the Mary G Sykes case.  He wrote numerous letters to the authorities (many of which were and are published on this blog), complaining that Mary Sykes, an elderly 90 year old woman was guardianized but never served with a Summons or Petition by the sheriff.  This action is required for any court to take jurisdiction.
Mary’s elderly sisters, Josephine and Yolanda, were not provided with the time, date and place of hearing on the guardianship Petition 14 days in advance. The Sodini case establish that next of kin must receive this type of Notice, or again, the Guardianship court has no jurisdiction.
As if that weren’t bad enough, a Cook County Guardianship case running from 2009 to Mary’s death in 2015 without jurisdiction, her home was sold without an accounting, $1 million in valuable coins disappeared when the Guardian drilled out a safe deposit box, and a bogus judgement was entered against a family member, Gloria to gain access to her insurance settlement which was wiped out to pay for a nursing home–a place where Mary never wanted to go, and to pay attorneys fees in the matter.
This is how our probate courts operate.
Terrorizing innocent attorneys for reporting and complaining about corruption in Illinois is how the ARDC and Jerome Larkin operate. They ban discovery, strike witnesses and assemble together “tribunals” that railroad these attorneys.
Meanwhile the ARDC is busy writing nonsensical letters to summarily dispose of valid citizen complaints.
It’s time to clean all of this up and start operating on an ethical and honest basis in Illinois.
We need more blogs and books about corruption so others can avoid these fixed cases and situations.  So keep on reporting about corruption and I will be glad to publish, until there is nothing more to publish.
JoAnne

From Ken Ditkowsky and getting paid to protest?

I gotta tell every one, I am waiting for the day I get paid to protest any injustice.  That will be the day.

See below:

Subject: Rent a criminal – DO NOT bother ME WITH THE FACTS – I’VE MADE UP MY MIND (MOTTO OF THE IARDC)

I heard two rumors that I believe to be accurate.    
 
The First is that the unlicensed Court reporter who Jerome Larkin illegally paid had her license removed from her for some sort of misconduct.   As Larkin represented to the Supreme Court that the court reporter’s lack of license was merely an oversight – he did not explain he inaccurate reporting that left out Judge Stuart’s admission of perjury during the JoAnne Denison hearing – it appears that Larkin told another lie to the Supreme Court of Illinois.   It therefore appears that the Disciplinary proceeding against Ms. Denison was so tainted that it should be rendered a nullity or Larkin should be held in contempt of Court and jailed for his lies to the Court.
 
The new reality is not new – it is called deceit, fraud, *****.   Jerome Larkin and the IARDC have practiced this new reality for years and have used it to cover-up their role in the War against the Elderly and the Disabled and in particular their protection of the dishonest judges who have and are engaged in ‘elder cleansing’ and other felonies.   It should not be forgotten that on page 91 of her evidence deposition Judge Maureen Connors was not shy in admitting that her decision had been determined prior to any hearing and was bought and paid for (fixed)!    Larkin of course was engaged in a 18 USCA 371 style cover-up and appeared to be a party to the criminal enterprise – THUS NOTHING WAS DONE, AND THE ATTEMPT TO STIFLE THE CALLS FOR AN HONEST INVESTIGATION CONTINUED.    My rationale for believing the statement is the fact that great difficulty has been had by those persons who want to see the public file as to the Court reporter.
 
The second rumor was:

REPORT: ‘GRASSROOTS’ ORGANIZATION OFFERS $2.5K TO PROTEST TRUMP INAUGURATION

 January 17, 2017  298 Comments
 
Protest photo
Photo by Loozrboy 
(Infowars) A private protest organization is offering $2,500 to participants who’d like to help protest the inauguration of the 45th US president, Donald J. Trump.
A group called Demand Protest has created several online job postings targeting Democrat areas of the country “seeking operatives to help send a strong message at upcoming inauguration protests.”
Claiming to be the “largest private grassroots support organization in the United States,” Demand Protest says they “pay people already politically motivated to fight for the things they believe.”
“You were going to take action anyways, why not do so with us!” say several job listings in different parts of the country, under the headline, “Get paid fighting against Trump
 
Jerome Larkin and his co-conspirator miscreants also get paid for their felonies.    It is not to be overlooked that LARKIN’s mission that the State overpays him to perform is to protect the public from dishonest Judges/lawyers and other members of the 2nd oldest profession who commit crimes.    His strained interpretation of his duty – i.e.  protect criminal members of the 2nd oldest profession and especially those wearing black robes=  is apparently financed by health care criminals several of whom have been indicted for stealing hundreds of millions of dollars from health care funds and in particular medicare.     I received information that shortly after the 20th of January there will be more indictments.  
 
Also lending credibility to the rumors is the Lanre Amu case and the recent fiasco of Seth Gillman.     Only after it was revealed that Gillman was co-operating with the FBI did Larkin ask the FBI for an interim suspension of Gillman’s law license.   Apparently here in Illinois stealing from Medicare, stealing from Hospice patents, stealing from employees ***** is in the best traditions of the BAR, HOWEVER co-operating with LAW ENFORCEMENT is in the eyes of Illinois so reprehensible that it warrants immediate and emergency punishment.
 
We need an HONEST INVESTIGATION and HONEST PROSECUTIONS OF THE MISCREANTS who have targeted and prey upon the elderly and the disabled.    Illinois is on the verge of Bankruptcy – why do we as citizens of Illinois pay our public officials to aid and abet criminals who are making our State unsafe to grow old in!      
 
 
Ken Ditkowsky
 

From Rochelle Williams–what is it really like to be in a guardianship case in Probate, 18th floor Daley Center

Dear Rochelle;

Thank you so much for coming forward.  Unfortunately, you describe a situation that is far too common on the 18th Floor.

I currently have a case where they are trying to force a DNR on a Greek Orthodox woman and drug her with Ativan.  Horrors.

No one would ever believe what they do on the 18th floor, that why stories from persons like you are so very important.

Thank you for writing what you did for us today.  You are very brave.

JoAnne

From Rochelle

I know what you mean. The corruption is real. I am the guardian of a disabled person who has a 12 million dollar estate and I along with Northern Trust is the Guardian of the estate and Northern Trust for over 10 years keep saying that the estate don’t make enough money to purchase the disabled person an assessable home. The home that the disabled person live in is know for mold growth, is not assessable, doors to small, windows don’t open, and a lot of internal and external damage to the home that Northern Trust won’t even fix. Yet, Northern Trust can steal money from her account in many ways, example, They lie and say their paying large amounts for pharmacy bills and they are not, They pay kiddie land child care bills through the estate and the disabled person don’t have kids, They pay Rehab assist every month and we only meet with them once every 3 months for 20 minutes, they pay large amounts of money the home healthcare company to lie even when you have a signed contract with the home healthcare company to pay them less, when you challenge them, they forge documents and don’t show you the originals and they give the guardian ad litem over 7 raises without court approval, they give home healthcare raises without court approval, they purchase millions of the disabled person money in their own failing Mutual Funds losing Millions every year. Over 75% of the disabled persons funds is in Northern Trust Mutual Funds. And the money that the estate earn in S & P stock, Northern Trust take the money and buy more of their failing funds and they don’t look out for the disabled person best interest. When I try to tell the judge, she yells at me and tells me to shut up because she is not going to believe the they are going to risk their license to do wrong. I have a lot of proof and she won’t even look at it. We hired and fired many attorneys and home healthcare companies and still the problem still exist. Now I understand whats going on. One of the Big Fish is Northern Trust. Most of the disabled person estate is in Northern Trust stock. The Judges and attorneys don’t know stock so the believe anything Northern Trust say. Northern Trust pays the attorneys, Case Managers, Home healthcare companies etc to lie on the Disabled person or senior so they can be taken out of the home and have limited on no family visitors and then they steal the money on saying that the stock market lost all the money and during that time, they pay the new Guardian of person, case manager and Guardian ad litem high amounts of money until they apply for government assistant for the person or the person expires within two to three years. So for those with big estates, should go after the Big Fish thats paying off the little people. You will see a lot of wrong i the annual reports if you look closely. Its so easy for them to commit crimes. they need stiffer rules. The Guardian ad litem has been on this case for about 10 years. And please note, if their is no problem, the Guardian ad litem and case managers don’t make money so they have to create a problem or lie about a problem. They have to pay their bills and support their families but its wrong. Guardian at litem should not be over a case for more that 2 years. They should be replace by a new court appointed Guardian ad litem after 2 years and if the problem is not fixed in two years, points should be taken away from the Guardian ad litem and they get less case assignments for low scores. And the same for court appointed case managers. And case manager company should not be appointed if they are licensed to be guardians too, because they can lie on family with larges estates just so they can become the guardians of the person and estate. The only time a case manager should be kept on a case after 2 years is per the ward and family guardian Written request and they must show up in court and give a verbal and written request. Banks, Trust combines, should only be able to purchase and hold 30% of the estate money in their own stock or mutual fund (together) and they should get penalized if they go over the 30% and they should be able to make as much money and they possibly can for the estate. And, Trust company should never be able to invest the estate money in foreign real estate. The only real estate that should be purchased is homes and business that the ward have signed contracts and knowledge of. These are some rule that should go into effect.

From the PPJ Gazette–the dangerous clout of mega pharma

Inconvenient Truths About Big Pharma and the Psychiatric Industry: The Drugs May be the Problem

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Duty to Warn

By Gary G. Kohls, MD

“We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth… For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it might cost, I am willing to know the whole truth, to know the worst, and to provide for it.”Patrick Henry (1775)

“It would be good for humankind and bad for the fishes if all the drugs were thrown into the sea.” — Dr. William Osler

“One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine…The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease…The person who takes medicine must recover twice, once from the disease and once from the medicine.” — Dr. William Osler

“Prozac and its successor antidepressants cause sexual dysfunction in as many as 70% of people taking them.” – Dr Loren Mosher

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The Drugs May be the Problem

The title of this column, The Drugs May Be The Problem is also the title of a seminar that I will be presenting starting on Saturday morning, January 21, 2017. On that date, the first in a series of seminars will be presented at the Red Herring Lounge, 208 East 1stStreet, Duluth, MN. The event begins with registration at 8:30 am. The seminar will go from 9 am to noon. There is space for 50 participants and there is no charge for attendance. Donations will be accepted to defray expenses. The hope is that individuals or groups that attend the seminar will be interested enough in the topic to be motivated to offer sponsorship of or promotion for future events.

Sadly, because Breggin has been such a big threat to the profitability of Big Pharma and the practice of psychiatry, he has unfairly been regarded as a medical heretic, and therefore he, his courageous truth-telling and his books have been essentially black-balled by psychiatrists and the medical establishment. Despite the fact that his ideas are considered heretical in mainstream psychiatry, his books continue to be inspirational and educational for psychiatric patients who know that they have been sickened and/or made worse by the use of brain-disabling drugs and electroshock.

Breggin is a giant among psychiatric whistle-blowers and a huge thorn in the side of the super-wealthy and obscenely profitable multinational psychopharmaceutical corporations (and much of academic psychiatry). He has been influential with free-thinking physicians and feared by establishment types ever since his first ground-breaking book was published in 1991.

That book was titled Toxic Psychiatry: Why Therapy, Empathy and Love Must Replace the Drugs, Electroshock and Biochemical Theories of the ‘New Psychiatry’.

Last year was the 25th anniversary of Toxic Psychiatry’s publication and I dedicated a recent seminar that I did in St Paul, MN to him. It needs to be emphasized that Breggin’s books are virtually banned books in polite medical establishment circles. They are rarely found on mainstream book-seller’s store shelves, and they are absent from hospital libraries that are designed for physician education.

I borrowed the main title from psychiatrist Peter Breggin’s ground-breaking 1999 book Your Drug May Be Your Problem. Thousands of Big Pharma whistle-blowers like me, along with millions of other skeptics concerning the alleged safety (now disproven) and alleged efficacy (now disproven) of Big Pharma’s often toxic and often addictive psych drugs, are justifiably concerned with the huge influence that the for-profit, essentially amoral, multinational pharmaceutical corporations have over the medical establishment, including the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), the NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health) and academic psychiatry.

Many whistle-blowers that have been trying to expose the frailties and fraudulence of the psychiatric drug industry regard Dr Breggin as a mentor, and increasingly, many survivors of psychiatric drug addiction and neurotoxicity feel the same. His books occupy a significant section in my personal library.

I have spent many hours reading and studying Breggin’s books. Over and over again, I have confirmed the veracity of his evidence and applied his insights in my past practice of holistic mental healthcare, where I saw hundreds of patients who had been seriously sickened by and addicted to irrational cocktails of psych drugs, which has been prescribed in trial-and-error experimental fashions. Sometimes, when all the psych drugs and their combinations and dosages of drugs had been tried and failed (usually making the patient worse), brain-disabling and seizure-inducing electroshock, the ultimate psychiatric method of last resort, was added, with the predictable loss of employability, personality and memory – both short-term and long-term.

Sadly, because Breggin has been such a big threat to the profitability of Big Pharma and the practice of psychiatry, he has unfairly been regarded as a medical heretic, and therefore he, his courageous truth-telling and his books have been essentially black-balled by psychiatrists and the medical establishment. Despite the fact that his ideas are considered heretical in mainstream psychiatry, his books continue to be inspirational and educational for psychiatric patients who know that they have been sickened and/or made worse by the use of brain-disabling drugs and electroshock.

Breggin is a giant among psychiatric whistle-blowers and a huge thorn in the side of the super-wealthy and obscenely profitable multinational psychopharmaceutical corporations (and much of academic psychiatry). He has been influential with free-thinking physicians and feared by establishment types ever since his first ground-breaking book was published in 1991.

That book was titled Toxic Psychiatry: Why Therapy, Empathy and Love Must Replace the Drugs, Electroshock and Biochemical Theories of the ‘New Psychiatry’.

Last year was the 25th anniversary of Toxic Psychiatry’s publication and I dedicated a recent seminar that I did in St Paul, MN to him. It needs to be emphasized that Breggin’s books are virtually banned books in polite medical establishment circles. They are rarely found on mainstream book-seller’s store shelves, and they are absent from hospital libraries that are designed for physician education.

Among the approximately 2 dozen books Dr Breggin has written during his long career as author and practicing psychiatrist (he is still curing patients at age 80) is his Brain-Disabling Treatments in Psychiatry: Drugs, Electroshock and the Role of the FDA (1997, revised in 2008).

That book exposed the corrupted pseudoscience and out-and-out bribery that has enabled the psychopharmaceutical industry to convince the CDC, the FDA, the NIMH, and academic psychiatry (all of which have enormous power in essentially every medical school and major medical clinic in the nation), to thrive by foisting their potentially addictive, potentially brain-damaging and potentially dementia-inducing synthetic psych drugs (and their potentially brain-damaging electroshock “treatments”) onto an unsuspecting, indoctrinated and often naive healthcare industry (and the brain-washed populace). Pharmaceutical money in the hundreds of millions are showered upon those supposedly independent groups every year.

 

Corporate, for-profit “science” has not been recognized as pseudoscience and therefore has been spreading, thanks to the propaganda that is repeated endlessly in the popular media that overwhelms the accurate, unbiased neuroscience research that is published (but not read by most physicians) in relatively obscure journals.

 

Non-corrupted “pure” science that doesn’t rely on Big Pharma money can only be done if the influence of big money isn’t a factor. And the journal articles written about that science are being written by conscientious and under-funded research scientists who haven’t been bought or co-opted by the pharmaceutical corporations that are collectively known as Big Pharma.

 

The full title of Dr Breggin’s 1999 book, co-authored with Dr David Cohen, is Your Drug May Be Your Problem: How and Why to Stop Taking Psychiatric Medications.
Psychiatrist William Glasser wrote the following in the forward to the first edition:

 

“Nowhere does the false medical thinking (that there is a drug cure for almost all common diseases) do more harm than in the modern psychiatric argument that mental illness is easily diagnosed and then cured by a side-effect-free drug. Nowhere is the correct psychiatric thinking more evident than in the books by Peter Breggin. In them he explains clearly that patients with mental illnesses are in almost all instances suffering from their inability to connect with important people in their lives and need help in making these vital connections. He supports safe, drug-free counseling as a more effective way to help people, and I enthusiastically agree with this premise.”

 

Psychiatrist Alberto Fergusson wrote:

 

“This book is one of the most important things that has happened to psychiatry and especially to so-called ‘psychiatric patients’ during this century. Having worked for more than 20 years with so-called schizophrenics – the main victims of the abuse by prescribed psychiatric drugs – I can say that Breggin and Cohen must be praised for the courage they have had to unmask many pseudo-scientific conclusions frequently present in supposedly scientific literature.”

 

Psychiatrist Douglas C. Smith endorsed the book with this:

 

“One hundred years from now, people will read current psychiatric textbooks with the same incredulity we have about blood-letting and snake oil. Your Drug May Be Your Problem will be remembered as the turning point and as the beacon that showed the way out of these dark days of widespread psychiatric drugging. Breggin and Cohen provide us with critical information we need to know in order to make informed decisions about psychiatric drugs, including when and how to stop taking them. They present it all within a coherent philosophy of life and health that makes the routing use of psychiatric drugs obsolete. If you have reached that inevitable point of being disillusioned with your psychiatric drug, this book will be your best friend and guide.”

 

 

In 2008, another of Breggin’s ground-breaking books was published. It was titled Medication Madness: A Psychiatrist Exposes the Dangers of Mood-altering Medications. The liner notes say:

“Medications for everything from depression and anxiety to (so-called) ADHD and insomnia are being prescribed in alarming numbers across the country, but the “cure” is often worse than the original problem. “Medication Madness” is a fascinating, frightening and dramatic look at the role that psychiatric medications have played in 50 case histories of suicide, murder, and other violent, criminal and bizarre behaviors…

“Psychiatric drugs frequently cause individuals to lose their judgment and their ability to control their emotions and actions. The book raises and examines the issues surrounding personal responsibility when behavior seems driven by drug-induced adverse reactions and intoxication.

“Many categories of psychiatric drugs can cause potentially horrendous reactions. Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Adderall, Ritalin, Concerta, Xanax, lithium, Zyprexa and other psychiatric medications may spellbind patients into believing they are improved when too often they are becoming worse. Psychiatric drugs drive some people into psychosis, mania, depression, suicide, agitation, compulsive violence and loss of self-control without the individuals realizing that their medications have deformed their way of thinking and feeling. The book documents how the FDA, the medical establishment and the pharmaceutical industry have oversold the value of psychiatric drugs. The book serves as a cautionary tale about our reliance onpotentially dangerous psychoactive chemicals to relieve our emotional problems and provides a positive approach to taking personal charge of our lives.”

The Tragic Story of the Soteria Project and the  Plot to Kill it (A Conspiracy Between Big Pharma, the NIMH and Academic Psychiatry)

“Psychiatry has been almost completely bought out by the drug companies…We’re so busy with drugs that you can’t find a nickel being spent on [non-drug] research.” – Dr Loren Mosher

Psychiatrist Loren Mosher (who earned degrees from both Harvard and Stanford) was the highly esteemed founder of the experimental “Soteria Project: Community Alternatives for the Treatment of Schizophrenia” from 1971 to 1983.

5 years before his untimely death in 2004, Dr Mosher endorsed Breggin’s Your Drugs May Be Your Problem. He wrote:

“Confronting current psychiatric drug prescribing practice head-on is a daunting task and we owe Drs Breggin and Cohen a vote of thanks for openly speaking the truth. Despite what the pharmaceutical companies would have us believe, we don’t need ‘a better life through chemistry.’ This book will help debunk this myth and provide practical advice on how to avoid psychiatric drugs and get off them.”

The Soteria Project proved that patients with first onset psychotic breaks could actually be cured without the need for coercive, in-patient psychiatry or the so-called “anti-psychotic/major tranquilizer” drug treatments that were considered the standard of care in all of America’s in-patient psychiatric facilities.

One only has to recall Jack Nicholson’s psych ward in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” where everybody was forced to take the authoritarian Nurse Ratched’s Thorazine at “Medication Time”.

Neither Nurse Ratched, the psychiatrists nor the treatment staff working on Randle McMurphy’s  ward had any idea that the antipsychotic drugs that were routinely administered commonly caused permanent iatrogenic brain damage, including tardive dyskinesia, tardive dementia, Parkinson’s disease, brain shrinkage and sexual dysfunction, not to mention a high incidence of the following antipsychotic drug-induced signs and symptoms: akathisia, depression, suicidality, homicidality, disability, unemployability, homelessness, loss of IQ points, chronic constipation, dry mouth, premature death, and general feelings of zombification.

Thorazine, and its sister “first generation” anti-psychotic drugs like Mellaril and Haldol, and every other so-called anti-psychotic drug ever made since then (including the second generation/“atypical” antipsychotics (and even the SSRIs) that wouldn’t come to market until the 1990s, have been found to cause diabetes, obesity, gynecomastia, pituitary dysfunction, cardiac rhythm disturbances, sudden death, etc.

Soteria’s lucky patients had been randomized into the Soteria Project and therefore most of them avoided being falsely labeled as life-long chronic schizophrenics. Most importantly, most of them didn’t wind up as permanent patients on life-long psych drugs. If it hadn’t been for the existence of the Soteria Project, they would have instead been sent to a typical coercive Southern California insane asylum, where they were told that they had a non-existent chemical brain imbalance and therefore had to be on dependency-inducing, brain-altering and brain-damaging psychiatric drugs for the rest of their lives.

Because of the luck of the draw many Soteria patients were cured of their temporary psychosis at far less costs of care and without the brain damage. Some of the Soteria patients went on to lead normal lives following their discharge. In contrast, the vast majority of the patients who had been randomized into the “insane asylums”, wound up chronically drugged with dangerous, untested (for safety) cocktails of drugs, often for the rest of their lives (which were destined to be shortened by 25 years because of the drugs).

Tragically, especially for the millions of future mis-diagnosed (and therefore mis-treated) so-called “chronic schizophrenics” since then, the Soteria Project was sabotaged by Dr Mosher’s own National Institute of Mental Health. The obviously unwelcome positive findings that were coming out of the Soteria Project were accurately seen by the establishment types in the NIMH, Big Pharma and Big Psychiatry as an economic threat to their industries, and they had to act to subvert the project. Scandalously, the project was defunded in 1983.

In a posthumously published book (2004), Dr Mosher and his co-authors describe the highly successful innovative, non-drug therapeutic approach that was given to Soteria’s patients by the young, caring, altruistic, but non-professional staff. The book was titled Soteria: From Madness to Deliverance. It told the story of the noble experiment that managed to alleviate the temporary mental suffering of some otherwise doomed fellow humans who would have been put at risk of permanent life-long drug-induced disabilities rather than given a chance at a cure.

A good description of the project can be read at Robert Whitaker’s Mad In America website:  https://www.madinamerica.com/2015/04/upon-leaving-soteria-alaska-2/.

“Soteria is the story of a special time, space, and place where young people diagnosed as ‘schizophrenic’ found a social environment where they were related to, listened to, and understood during their altered states of consciousness. Rarely, and only with consent, did these distressed and distressing persons take ’tranquilizers’. They lived in a home in a California suburb with nonmedical caregivers whose goal was not to ‘do to’ them but to ‘be with’ them. The place was called ‘Soteria’ (Greek for deliverance), and there, for not much money, most recovered. Although Soteria’s approach was swept away by conventional drug-oriented psychiatry, its humanistic orientation still has broad appeal to those who find the mental health mainstream limited in both theory and practice.”

One can appreciate the anguish that Mosher and all the committed and enthusiastic non-professional healers felt when the NIMH pulled the plug on the experiment. Mosher became disillusioned with the APA and eventually resigned.

Loren Mosher’s 1998 Letter of Resignation from the APA: “I want no part of it anymore.”

Here are excerpts from Mosher’s letter of resignation from the APA, a professional trade and lobbying organization to which he had been a long-time member. For good reason, he called the APA the American Psychopharmaceutical Association.

He unintentionally outlines in his resignation letter the well-known strategy of how dysfunctional organizations often try to get rid of their best people (especially the creative and talented ones who also happen to be a threat to the less competent and ingrained upper management types whose positions of power, influence and seniority may be at risk). Making life miserable for promising up-and-coming employees is commonly orchestrated by threatened superiors by demoralizing the subordinates into quitting the organization. Such cowardly attacks can avoid controversy and legal entanglements. Mosher felt the pressure and logically resigned, saying “I want no part of it anymore”. Here is some of Mosher’s resignation letter:

“The trouble began in the late 1970s when I conducted a controversial study: I opened a program — Soteria House — where newly diagnosed schizophrenic patients lived medication-free with a young, nonprofessional staff trained to listen to and understand them and provide companionship. The idea was that schizophrenia can often be overcome with the help of meaningful relationships, rather than with drugs, and that such treatment would eventually lead to unquestionably healthier lives.

“The experiment worked better than expected. Over the initial six weeks, patients recovered as quickly as those treated with medication in hospitals.

“The results of the study were published in scores of psychiatric journals, nursing journals and books, but the project lost its funding and the facility was closed. Amid the storm of controversy that followed, control of the research project was taken out of my hands. I also faced an investigation into my behavior as chief of the National Institute of Mental Health’s Center for Studies of Schizophrenia and was excluded from prestigious academic events. By 1980, I was removed from my post altogether. All of this occurred because of my strong stand against the overuse of medication and disregard for drug-free, psychological interventions to treat psychological disorders.

“I soon found a less politically sensitive position at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Maryland. Eight years later, I re-entered the political arena as the head of the public mental health system in Montgomery County, Md., but not without a fight from friends of the drug industry. The Maryland Psychiatric Society asked that a state pharmacy committee review my credentials and prescribing practices to make sure that Montgomery County patients would receive proper (read: drug) treatments. In addition, a pro-drug family advocacy organization arranged for more than 250 furious letters to be sent to the elected county executive who had hired me. Fortunately, my employers were not drug industry-dominated, so I kept my position.

“Why does the world of psychiatry find me so threatening? Because drug companies pour millions of dollars into the pockets of psychiatrists around the country, making them reluctant to recognize that drugs may not always be in the best interest of their patients. They are too busy enjoying drug company perks: consultant gigs, research grants, fine wine and fancy meals

“Pharmaceutical companies pay through the nose to get their message across to psychiatrists across the country. They finance symposia at the two predominant annual psychiatric conventions, offer yummy treats and music to conventioneers, and pay $1,000-$2,000 per speaker to hock their wares. It is estimated that, in total, drug companies spend an average of $10,000 per physician, per year, just on “education”.

“And, of course, the doctors-for-hire tell only half the story. How widely is it known, for example, that Prozac and its successor antidepressants cause sexual dysfunction in as many as 70% of people taking them?…

“Recently, it was dues-paying time for the American Psychiatric Association, and I sat there looking at the form. I thought about the unholy alliance between the APA and the drug industry. I thought about how consumers are being affected by this alliance, about the overuse of medication, about side effects and about alternative treatments. I thought about how irresponsibly some of my colleagues are acting toward the general public and the mentally ill. And I realized, I want no part of it anymore.”

The demise of the Soteria Project is just another of the multitude of daily examples of amoral, non-human, sociopathic corporations doing what is best for their bottom line and not what is best for the people that are targets of their dangerous products. We are all poorer for their actions.

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Dr. Kohls is a retired physician who practiced holistic, non-drug, mental health care for the last decade of his forty year family practice career. He is a contributor to and an endorser of the efforts of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights and was a member of MindFreedom International, the International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology, and the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.

While running his independent clinic, he published over 400 issues of his Preventive Psychiatry E-Newsletter, which was emailed to a variety of subscribers. (They have not been archived at any website.) In the early 2000s, Dr Kohls taught a graduate level psychology course at the University of Minnesota Duluth. It was titled “The Science and Psychology of the Mind-Body Connection”.

Since his retirement, Dr Kohls has been writing a weekly column (titled “Duty to Warn”) for the Duluth Reader, an alternative newsweekly published in Duluth, Minnesota. He offers teaching seminars to the public and to healthcare professionals.

Many of Dr Kohls’ columns are archived at http://duluthreader.com/search?search_term=Duty+to+Warn&p=2, http://www.globalresearch.ca/authors?query=Gary+Kohls+articles&by=&p=&page_id= or at https://www.transcend.org/tms/search/?q=gary+kohls+articles

Published with permission of the PPJ blog owner.

Ken Ditkowsky writes of some interesting experiences….

You cannot make this stuff up.
As I have been looking back at my career and the past years the Jerome Larkin 18 USCA 371 conspiracy rates as the most bizarre.    I thought that when Victor Marzolo (sp – Chicago Alderman) was outraged that dead people had to be removed from the voter lists “JUST BECAUSE THEY DIED” rated number one.   His outrage that they lost their “franchise” because of death topped the cake.     Victor’s outrage was real!     It was however consistent with a visit from a very nice, well dressed elderly lady (almost 60 years old) who wandered into my office and tossed several thousand dollars in cash on my desk and requested that I hold it for her.
I inquired, and was treated to a ‘tale’ of horror.    She demurely informed me that she was afraid to be in her apartment.    “There were snakes coming out of the Wall!”     She invited me to have look.   Having a history in the “mortgage business” at Jackson Realty I dropped everything and told my secretary that I was going out for a while.   I took my elderly client’s hand (I must have been all of 25 years old) and off we went to her apartment.     Indeed, I was disappointed that the apartment was modest, clean, and totally devoid of snakes.    My new client informed me that they only showed up at night.    (There were no signs of alcohol usage).
Clutching her money in my hand I led her over to the Vice President Al Greenough of the Devon Bank.   With great flourish and circumstance Al opened a savings account and promised her that at any time she wanted her money, she just had to see him and she could as much or all of it.     To my delight, he promised to stop in on the days that he worked late and make sure that she was safe.    Jack Pahl, the State Farm Agent, who happened to be at the Bank pointed out that his office was in the same building and he could be called if she felt unsafe.     I retired to my office a little worried that my little lady had the DT’s and my friends had bit off more than any of us could chew.
I was 100% correct.    An hour later, I got a frantic telephone call from Al Greenough.    My client was at the Bank and accusing him of stealing her money and demanded it back.    It seems that she had written down the serial numbers and the cash he gave her did not have the same serial numbers!     I went to the bank and explained to her that all cash was fungible and the United States of America guaranteed her deposit.  She need not worry about it – it was safe.   She redeposited the cash and I went back to the office.   Greenough said nothing; however, he was not pleased with me.
About Supper time, Jack called – Evelyn (his secretary) was frantic.    It seems our lady had come to their office totally frantic – the snakes were coming out of her walls.    She did not smell of alcohol and still looked quite presentable, except for the total panic she exhibited.       Police officer Charlie Smith and I walked over to Jack’s office and Charlie took charge.     A female officer also came by, and took our lady to a shelter over at St. Francis Hospital.     We looked at the interior of the apartment and saw no snakes.     The next day the female officer arranged for my little old lady to move to another apartment.    She lived in that apartment quietly and saw no snakes.    She took a liking to Greenough and every other day for several months appeared at his desk to deposit a thousand or so dollars in cash.     Her deposits totaled more than a $100,000.00.
Mr. Jerome Larkin however topped the insanity scale when he pointed out to Coopers that the prospecting for gold in the mouth of elderly grandmother Alice Gore was in the best traditions of the bar and refused to even do an HONEST INVESTIGATION of the guardian ad litem who orchestrated the transaction and never inventoried any of the gold harvested!     Lawyering in Cook County, Illinois is highly unusual.
Young lawyers crave experience and going to Court is almost an addiction.      Jack Pahl volunteered me to assist in some of the legal problems of the Juvenile Protective League.    He pointed out to me that parens patrie cases would allow me to gain experience and at the same time feel good about myself.    He was wrong – I felt terrible most of the time.   Frustration racked me.     Some of the characters I ran into were despicable but had beautiful helpless children who were being abused and exploited.     If ever I felt an urge to take the law into my own hands, it was then.
One of the most horrible parent imposters I ran across were the Bannings.    They were absolutely the worst excuse for human beings I ever encountered.
A social worker told me about the family and how she had arranged for Mr. and Mrs. Banning to sign adoption consents for two of the children of the Bannings.    All she had to do was to convince me to defend Mr. Banning on a burglary charge in the criminal court — and get him off.    The problem of Banning being guilty was a technicality she promised I would solve.    She reasoned that my vast experience of about a year of law practice it was almost a cinch that my vast experience would carry the day.     When she showed me the conditions that the children were enduring I agreed to defend Banning.    However, I wanted the consents to be signed in front of the County Court Judge who handled adoptions prior to my stepping foot into the Criminal Courtroom.     Such was done.
I next appeared in the Criminal Court building with Mr. Banning and we pleaded not guilty.   The judge set a trial and as I need more time to prepare.   (I had never tried a criminal case before) I therefore asked for jury.    Maybe I could convince a jury that Mr. Banning was in the complaining witness’ apartment for some reason other than rob her.
A criminal case is unique.    The State makes an allegation (a charge) and then has to prove by evidence beyond a reasonable doubt that each element of the crime was committed.    The State had to prove that Mr. Banning had broken into the apartment with intention of stealing something.     (That was what the grand jury charge stated).       I looked at the State’s disclosures and they made little sense to me.   It appeared that the apartment was totally empty of any possession and/or anything of value.   Exactly why Banning had broken was a mystery to me.
A jury was empaneled – 12 strong, and the trial began.    The States Attorney reiterated the charges putting some meat on the bones of the complaint and sat down.   I reserved my opening to my case in chief.    My defense was the fact that Banning had been overcharged and I was not going to make an issue of it as I did not want an amendment to the complaint and I want jeopardy to attach.   (It does not attach until the first witness is in the box and sworn).
The first witness was a young lady who claimed that she was the resident of the apartment that Banning had broken into.   She saw him in the apartment, and called the police who arrested Banning in the apartment.      On cross examination, I asked the witness if there was anything of value in the Apartment and she said no.     The Element “intent to commit a felony therein” was thus going to be very hard to prove and again I did not want to tip my hand – two children depended on me winning.     When the State rested, I presented a written motion for an acquittal.     The judge gave me a look as if I had just committed heresy and I launched into my argument that INTENT to commit a felony therein had not been proven by even a scintilla of evidence.
The Judge thought for a moment, and said “case dismissed!”    I literally ran out of the Courtroom, hopped in my car and raced to the County Building and the Courtroom.    I handed the Judge the decree of adoption, he signed it and I took it to the County Clerk’s office to be processed.    Thereafter I notified the social worker and the children’s adoptive parents.
I was so proud of myself and so happy I did not need the car to get home.    I had finally accomplished something useful and did something I could be proud of.   Two children were going to have home in which they were loved.
The next morning, I got the shock of my life.    The Bannings had three children – not two.    Little Donny was still with his parents and was a ‘beaten child.’       The children’s grandparents (Mrs. Banning’s mother and father) were in my office crying over the plight of little Donny.     Several neighbors of the Bannings were with them and they were not shy in relating the mistreatment and neglect.    My social worker at the Juvenile Protective League was also in tears.    She had known about Donny but she was so busy that her focus was directly only on the two children whose problem she could solve.    No one had mentioned the adoption of three children.
“No problem “ is my usual oral response when things are deemed by me to actually be impossible.     I called the adoptive parents and asked them if they were interested in a third child.    They said they would do anything for me; however, they really could not afford a third child or moving to a larger apartment.   If I could work out something different they would appreciate it.
I turned to the grandparents.     They brightened up and asked if it was possible.    Of course, I lied – anything is possible.     (The social worker had informed me that the Banning’s had figured out that Aid for Dependent Children would cut off payments if they gave up Donny and therefore told me to go out and pound sand).
The law in an Honest setting is a joy.     The RULE OF LAW is societies escape value and lawyers are the plumbers who open the value.     The Administrative Branch of the Government and the Legislative Branch make up rules that sometimes are counterproductive however, the Chancery branch of the Court (Equity) acts to prove a remedy.    Judges like Sam Epstein, John Lupe, et al in 1960 were on the bench and they took their duties seriously and understood why they were Judges.     John Lupe as an example was a judge who always left the attorneys satisfied that their clients had a fair and proper day in Court.    I never heard a lawyer bad mouth Judge Lupe.
Illinois unfortunately had as part of its statutes a Juvenile Court Act.    As usual the Juvenile Court was a cesspool.    Not only were the Judges overworked, but the non- political social workers – i.e. the social workers who did not have Democratic Party affiliation or clout had caseloads that were absurd.   The social worker assigned to the Donald Banning (age 5) case had 700 active cases in addition to the Banning case.    She expected that ½ of her children would reach majority or die prior to any successful adjudication of their problems.     (I am not exaggerating!)     She knew about Donny and had visited the home about 12 months prior; however, she had not opened a file yet.   However, she was working on it.
The old bug a boo – Frustration!  Entered the picture.       My father saw Donny in the office, and took him over to Saint Francis Hospital.     He noticed that the child was in pain and he and Uncle Sol poured over the child to find the source of the pain.    They found numerous minute fractures all over the child.     The Police were called and we all got together wrung our hands and deplored the situation.    Dad looked at me and demanded that I do something!
Under the gun, with everyone looking to me to solve a problem that had no solution I drafted a Chancery complaint asking the Chancery Court (equity court) to under its inherent jurisdiction to protect a child who was under assault within its jurisdiction (parens patrie).     I asked the Court to enjoin the parents (the Bannings) from having anything to do with the care, custody and control of the child as the child’s life was in danger.
If I did not have good luck, I would have no luck at all.     As I drafted the complaint, in walked  Deputy Sherriff Robert Schwartz.    He just happened to be in the neighborhood and saw a crowd of people in my office and wanted to know if there was something he could do for me.     Indeed, there was!     I needed the Petition for an Injunction filed in the Circuit Court, and the Bannings served with summons for tomorrow morning.
I spent the rest of the afternoon and most of the evening preparing for a hearing the next morning.    I even prepared my witnesses, labelled my exhibits and provided subpoenas for my witnesses so that they could miss work without losing pay.
That evening I went home, and barely slept a minute.     I worried, tossed, turned and dug out a brief I had written in law school on the parens patrie subject.
The next morning at 9:30A.M I appeared before Judge Sam Epstein.    The Bannings, who were so dirt poor that they could not afford a lawyer to get Mr. Banning out of jail, showed up armed with a lawyer and a bunch of his friends.    I went over to talk to the Banning lawyer and he was not impressed the x-rays showing the minute fractures all over Donny’s body –  boys will be boys – a real boy get tough by breaking his bones!     The affidavits of neighbors that Donny was not fed – and if they did not feed him he would starve to death – All young boys are always hungry – if the neighbors want to feed him = God love them.    The fact that Donny was observed being hit by his father so hard the little boy would literally be lifted off the ground was met with – I have not right to interfere in a father disciplining his son.
Finally, the case was called.    For the purpose of a TRO (good for ten days) the Judge would accept the pleadings as true, however, he wanted to know HOW HE HAD JURISDICTION and he wanted to hear some evidence from the grandparents and Donny.     I cited Pierce vs. Society of Sisters and explained that because of the backlog at the Juvenile Court we were without a remedy at law.    Everyone knew about the cesspool called the Juvenile Court including Judge Epstein.
I called Donny as my first witness.     I asked him how he felt, and he honesty told the judge he felt terrible and described the pains that he felt.    The child was nervous, so I lifted him bodily and placed him on the bar in front of the Judge’s bench.     He was so little and so vulnerable!     I asked him if he was hungry and elicited from him a sketch of his home life, and then I asked him if he would like to live with his grandparents.   In answer to this question the child hugged me so tightly that I almost squealed.
It would not matter – I looked up at the Judge and HE WAS GONE!     I looked at my opponent – he was in tears and in fact there was not a dry eye anywhere – except that of Mr. and Mrs. Banning – they were fuming!
The Court clerk – who just happened to be a friend who I periodically went to lunch with, and a legendary Chicago Bar – whispered the Judge will sign any order that you hand him.   I’ve never seen him so touched.     Judge Epstein had left the bench crying and upset that he could not lunge from the bench and strangle the Bannings.
I prepared a Permeant Injunction order barring the Bannings from having anything whatsoever with the care custody and control of Donald Banning Jr (age 5) and they were not to come within five miles of Mrs. Banning’s mother’s home without 24 hours’ notice.     After I prepared the order, I turned to show to the Banning’s attorney – he was GONE!      Mr. Banning informed me that there would be an appeal.   The Judge signed the order and Donny went to live with his Grandparents for the next 13 years.    He graduated High School and even went to college.     Years later he reconciled with his parents however he died of natural causes before his 22th birthday.      I know nothing of the Bannings after that day in Court.   Sadly, it is now 50 plus years later and the Juvenile Court has not reached the Juvenile case of Donald Banning Jr.
This line of assignments proved that the absurd was more often the normal rather than the rare.    The bureaucracy was always willing to obstruct and discourage.      Even religious organizations were a source of frustration.        Bureaucracy whether political, governmental, religious, corporate or inadvertent was united in frustrating any attempt to protect these children under attack by their uncaring and abusive parents.     One example stands out.
By way of background, my father and my uncle accumulated a great deal of ‘good will’ with their clinics and success in addressing allergy related illnesses.     St. Francis and St. Joseph Hospital were literally Mecca’s for people who suffered from illnesses that heretofore had been diagnosed as “too bad – tough luck.”    Allergies related to proteins in the water were detected and other rare allergies appeared no longer to by mysteries, but curable events.    Of course, both my father and my uncle (and Joe Murphy) were master salesman – the mind is a powerful tool and it can cure illness that the most powerful medicine cannot address.
When the saga of the F family was related to me I was experienced enough to know that going to the Juvenile Court was an futile.    Juvenile Protective had already caused Children and Family Service (the State Agency) to be alerted and as usual they were about as interested in the fact that Mr. F was nightly raping his two daughters and both had run away.    Mrs. F was frantic but she had her other six children to address in her inadequate way and their needs to mis=manage.    I was a hero – for the moment – and thusly my office became the ‘war room.’      I remembered that Monsieur D just happened to be in charge of the Orphanages and “good works” activities of the Church – and this was a Catholic Family.    My father had been assured that if he ever needed a favor, he just had to call and no matter what it was it would be granted.
I never had such clout at my disposal!    I made the call!       The result was that I was told that my two little girls who were being sexually assaulted were not welcome.    The Catholic Church would not accept them without a specific referral from the Juvenile Court.    I need shelter right then and there.    I called my father, and to his absolute amazement he got the same response.       Dad was fuming!    So was I, however, I had another card to play.     I was a graduate of a Catholic Law School and I had the ear of some the dean.     When he asked me to appear on a Panel Show and advocate for the Mass being kept in Latin, I did not hesitate and in fact  was quite credible.     Thus, I called the Dean.
The mercenary attitude of the Church shocked him, and he told me that he would meet me at his sister’s house and we would on bended knee ask for her help.     I did not ask any questions, hopped into my car and drove the Home of his sister.    Her name rang in my mind and as I pulled up to her home I realized that the Juvenile facility was named after her husband!      The dean’s sister was a delightful “old lady” who after offering me a cup of coffee, picked up the telephone and made a telephone call.    Her voice went from very pleasant to very intimidating, especially when she said:  “I’m going to call a news conference right now and *****”     A hour later my two little girls were in Maryville, and the other six children an Angle Guardian.       I am still eternally grateful.
The politics of juvenile justice was too personally wearing on me.    Like the Court corruption and the arrogance thereof I am at a loss to understand it.     It was terrible and so amazing I could not believe it.     Over the years that followed I had run=ins with the bureaucracy, however, I never mellowed.     Until I became involved in the Elder Cleansing scandal I could not envision such a general lack of conscience and self respect existing.    How could you not do something when you saw a helpless child floundering and about to either or endure something worse than death?       How naïve I was – and probably still am.    However, I am still amazed.   [1]


[1] The toughest Policeman are not immune to this problem.     Over the years a number of “cops” have gotten themselves in serious professional trouble aiding children in trouble.    An Evanston, Illinois policeman one Friday evening was called to a domestic dispute.   The couple could not be controlled and they dispatched each other leaving a two year old helpless baby all alone in the world.    He found himself with the child as the police were vacating he scene and inquired as to what do he.   He was told to transport the child to the Juvenile detention center.
He looked at child, saw that he was hungry, so he took him home.    His wife convinced him that bring the child to the detention center on Saturday night meant that little tike would be alone and neglected not only on Friday night but on Saturday on Sunday.    Monday morning he delivered the child to the detention center, and a hour later disciplinary proceedings were brought!
He called me.    I called the dean’s sister.    The matter was resolved before dinner.    (His wife agreed to take foster care of the child)
Ken Ditkowsky

From Ken Dikowsky–stop the FRAUD in health care

THERE CAN BE NO HEALTH CARE PROGRAM THAT WILL WORK until the fraud is gone.  The government has commissioned and received five Government Accounting Office reports to ignore.   These reports detail the fact that there is a War raging against the Elderly and the Disabled.   Corrupt public officials, corrupt lawyers, corrupt judges **** have banded together to pervert the Probate Court systems to isolate elderly people so that Court appointed guardians can strip them of their savings, assets, dignity and humanity.   This redistribution of the wealth program is detailed in the Mary Sykes case (O9 P 4585 Circuit Court of Cook county), the Alice Gore case ****, the MaryGSykes blog, the Probate Sharks blog, the NASGA blog, the AAAPG blog *****, the criminal prosecution by the USA against Seth Gillman, Philip ESformes, *****.   
Thousands of Elderly citizens are herded from their homes and placed into guardianships that literally isolate them from their families (the family agitates them) so that every medicare or other health care dollar can be extracted.   Even the gold in the victim’s teeth is not safe (see Alice Gore case).
This secret War against the Elderly and the Disabled rages on raping our government and its citizens as Republicans, Democrats, and other political souls worry about whether Putin acted on his preference for the “Devil” or the “Deep Blue Sea.”
America must wake up to the corruption in the health care system.   The 200 dollar aspirin tablet is not the only problem with our health care system.   The Doctors who received a 100 million dollars in kickbacks in Arizona for prescribing certain drugs to Veterans are minor players.   Philip Esformes is also a minor player – he was indicted for stealing a billion dollars in Medicare funds.   Un-prosecuted players, who bring in 100% of their nursing home resident votes for the prevailing political party reputedly and/or allegedly are the major players as their nursing homes, hospice facilities, pharmaceutical outlets and health care provider companies laugh all the way to the money laundering facility.
 Every election we watch these same individuals take advantage of motor voting, absentee voting, proxy voting etc to deliver huge majorities in Chicago, New York, ***** for the dominant political party. In return for this accommodation corrupt judges appoint corrupt lawyers (and others) guardians that deliver profits to the health care industry.  It is no secret that a doctor who supervises the medical care of nursing home patients slows his vehicle to 30 mph as he drives by the nursing home and then bills residents health insurance and medicare for visits.   It is no secret that physical therapy consists to taking the patient out of bed, placing him/her in a wheel chair and putting the chair in the hall or propped up in front of a TV, drugged out their mind, drooling and unable to speak if spoken to.   It is no secret that non-existent qualified nursing services are routine, and residents are loaded up with pills to render them zombies.   It is no secret that State inspection is non-existent or so lax as to be totally ineffective  – in fact unless the cash flow is interrupted no one really cares what happens to these elderly victims (except some mesne lawyers and family members).
Any individual who exhibits any indication of caring is promptly addressed.   Lawyers who demand an HONEST INVESTIGATION can expect severe disciplinary action from the State Regulators (in Illinois the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission) and the Supreme Court.  (Rule 8.3 and 18 USCA 4 be damned).   Family members are fined, sanctioned or have their property confiscated.  In Gore, a family member found a $60,000 judgment against her, and in Sykes, an Insurance judgement was literally confiscated with a well used rubber stamp.
This billion dollar industry has so polluted our electoral system and everything else it touches that we do not have to worry about Putin or ISIS or al queda or the devil name de jour.   We have to worry about the fact that it is very dangerous to grow old in Illinois, Florida, California, New York,Arizona, actually wherever there is even a bit of wealth ***** and our country is going bankrupt as Mr. Esformes, Mr. Gillman, ***** are trying to be a rich as our President elect!
We, the great unwashed, know the score!   We are getting older each hour.   As we drive by the nursing home we speed up a bit and turn our eyes tightly on the road.   Yes, we have loving families who will protect us -== MAYBE!  –
NB.  Judge Maureen Connors was the presiding Judge in the Sykes case.   Her evidence deposition was taken, and on page 91 thereof she affirmed under oath that she was “fixed!”    The Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (and the Illinois Supreme Court) was unimpressed that the Court file showed that the victim was never served with process (as required by 755 ILCS 5/11a – 10) the jurisdictional notice was never provided, no hearing on competency was ever held, however, she appointed a guardian (who was the subject of a Petition for Order of Protection filed by the victim) and blindly allowed the estate to be looted.   A call for an HONEST INVESTIGATION caused disciplinary action to be brought against the callers; however, Judge Connors was not prosecuted for her breach of the public trust – she was promoted and elevated to the Appellate Court of Illinois.
Whatever evils that are reported in the news on a day to day basis are nothing compared to the extent of this evil, looting and wealth.

From Ken Ditkowsky–what Jerome Larkin does and who he is.

Here in Illinois, if Mr. Jerome Larkin the administrator of the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary commission hears that a lawyer is trying to expose corruption, he will make up some lies (under oath) and report his prevarications to the Illinois Supreme Court and request that the lawyer be suspended from the practice of law for 3 years or more.   (In Lanre Amu’s case, the respected CRAINS CHICAGO BUSINESS made the very same report – Larkin’s minions without a scintilla of evidence found Amu guilty of practicing law while Black.   For this ethically challenged activity,  Amu received an interim suspension from the Supreme Court and then a three year suspension  – YOU CANNOT MAKE THIS STUFF UP!
Indeed, here in Illinois the Truth can set you free – free of your money, property, humanity, law license, rights of citizenship, etc.    I read one of Mr. Larkin’s documents filed in the Supreme Court in the JoAnne Denison case.   As you know she has a blog in which she reports Judicial Corruption.   Larkin, after totally misrepresenting the Law (and in particular the Alvarez case) compared the blog exposing corruption to “yelling fire in a crowded theater”    You cannot make this stuff up!    Apparently, Article One of the Illinois Constitution and the First Amendment have been repealed in Illinois pursuant to the infamous duties of the ARDC.    Just asking for an HONEST INVESTIGATION can result in a long suspension of a law license, and if you complain about  your mother being a victim of the WAR ON THE ELDERLY, a corrupt judge will enter ex parte judgments against you and allow a corrupt guardian ad litem to access (again, secretly) any bond that you may have signed.   (see Probate Sharks blog references to the Alice Gore case – that is the case in which a corrupt judge allowed a gold rush into the mouth of a 99 year old grandmother.)
Honor, honesty, fidelity and a public official acting appropriately and in accordance with his public trust are today a rarity.    Right is left, up is down, the truth becomes false statements, ****** is today’s credo.   Seth Gillman, an attorney, expropriated without consent, employee trust funds and sold over one hundred million in false services as part of a Hospice criminal conspiracy.   The crimes were reported to the IARDC (Mr. Larkin’s criminal conspiracy enterprise).   At first, the IARDC did nothing; however, when Gillman confessed to his very serious crimes, a token proceeding was commenced to address his right to continue to practice law; HOWEVER, WHEN LARKIN HEARD THE GILLMAN WAS CO-OPERATING WITH THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND TRUTHFULLY ANSWERING QUESTIONS THAT FBI AGENTS WERE ASKING, LARKIN’S CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY ENTERPRISE IMMEDIATELY PETITIONED THE ILLINOIS SUPREME COURT FOR THE SUSPENSION OF GILLMAN’S LAW LICENSE.   (you cannot make this stuff up!)
In California, the fiduciary that stole your inheritance (referring to JP), was deprived of her fiduciary license – however, the RIVERSIDE COUNTY court continued to assign cases to her so that the money chain would not be interrupted!    Shall I go on?   Dr. Sugar’s blog AAAPG, NASGA, Probate Sharks, MaryGSykes, ***** and the five GAO reports detail more of the perfidy — ONLY A TOKEN AMOUNT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT IS OCCURRING!   The cancer is spreading!    Jimmy Clapper is a symptom!    He is telling us that the cancer is metastatic!   Hopefully Dr. Trump will have a remedy!   (stop laughing!  without hope we will be all being living in the mountains of Mexico!  It will be a necessity)

From FB–just when you thought the US justice system simply could not be any worse, comes another article on Kids for Cash

This blog decries unconstitutional injustices, and just when you thought there could never be anything worse than drugging grandma and grandpa to death when the money ran out, or imprisoning kids in juvenile detention facilities when the judge is profiting, comes another story of greed and corruption.

Never from mega media.  It’s always from the internet.

More kids for cash.  Take a look at this one.  As Ebenezer Scrooge said in the late 1800s when faced with a request for charity, “are the workhouses and poor houses gone?”  And the beat goes on.  Please join me in publicly decrying these injustices and unconstitutional infringes into society.

It is not a sin to be poor.  The poor (and especially women and children) must be protected from these evils.

http://countercurrentnews.com/2016/12/debtors-prison-for-kids-poor-children-incarcerated-when-families-cant-pay-juvenile-court-fees/

Debtors’ Prison For Kids: Poor Children Incarcerated When Families Can’t Pay Juvenile Court Fees

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First-of-its-kind report finds children are being imprisoned nationwide when families can’t pay fines levied by juvenile justice system.

“The debt in effect creates a rift between parents and their children,” one survey respondent said, and went on to describe a grandmother who was told to consider giving up custody of her grandson in order to avoid paying his juvenile court fees. (Photo: Richard Ross/Youth First)

Many states are incarcerating poor children whose families can’t afford to pay juvenile court fees and fines, a report published Wednesday finds, which amounts to punishing children for their families’ poverty—and that may be unconstitutional.

Although the growing practice of incarcerating adults who are unable to pay municipal and court fees and fines has been documented for several years, as Common Dreams has noted, the latest report from the Juvenile Law Center is the first in-depth examination of the practice within the juvenile justice system.

The report, “Debtor’s Prison for Kids? The High Cost of Fines and Fees in the Juvenile Justice System” (pdf), documents the results of a survey of 183 people involved in the juvenile justice system—including lawyers, family members, and adults who had been incarcerated as children in the juvenile justice system—in 41 states.

The report authors discovered that in most states there is a pile-up of fees and fines imposed on children and their families once a child enters the juvenile justice system, and that “[m]any statutes establish that youth can be incarcerated or otherwise face a loss of liberty when they fail to pay.”

“[…] a grandmother had taken custody of her grandson but when facing these insurmountable fees, she was told (by a county employee) that the only way she could avoid paying was to hand over custody [to the state].”—Juvenile Law Center survey respondent

There are myriad ways in which juvenile court systems levy fines on children’s families, the report authors found, and then imprison those children when their families are too poor to pay the mounting costs:

  • Many states impose a monthly fee on families whose children are sentenced to probation. When a family can’t pay the monthly fee, that counts as a probation violation, and the child is in most cases incarcerated in a juvenile detention facility.
  • If children are sentenced to a “diversion program,” or a community-based program meant to keep them out of detention and help them reintegrate into their communities, the families must pay the costs of such a program. When poor children are unable to pay, they are simply incarcerated instead.
  • Families in most states must pay for their children’s court-ordered evaluations and tests (such as mental health evaluations, STD tests, and drug and alcohol assessments). Failure to obtain certain evaluations may result in a failure to be granted bond by the court, which means the child would remain in juvenile detention. Or if the tests are performed and the family subsequently can’t pay for them, that counts as a probation violation and the child is re-sentenced, which can mean being incarcerated.
  • Some sentences involve a simple fine, such as truancy, and failure to pay results in the child’s imprisonment. “Even when fines are not mandated by statute, they may be treated as mandatory in practice,” the report authers note, describing one impoverished child’s experience with a $500 truancy fine in Arkansas:

One individual who had been in the juvenile justice system there reported that he spent three months in a locked facility at age 13 because he couldn’t afford the truancy fine. He appeared in court without a lawyer or a parent and was never asked about his capacity to pay or given the option of paying a reduced amount. He assumed he had to either pay the full fine or spend time in jail. He explained, “my mind was set to where I was just like forget it, I might as well just go ahead and do the time because I ain’t got no money and I know the [financial] situation my mom is in. I ain’t got no money so I might as well just go and sit it out.”

  • “Almost all states charge parents for the care and support of youth involved with the juvenile justice system,” the report adds. Those include fees for room and board, clothing, and mental and physical healthcare, among many other charges, and “[i]nability to pay […] can result in youth being deprived of treatment, held in violation of probation, or even facing extended periods of incarceration.” (Juvenile prisons also charge their own, often higher, prices for children’s prescription medications, the report says, which frequently results in high charges that poor families cannot afford to pay and interrupts necessary healthcare for their children.)
  • In all 50 states, a statute exists which deems that if a child and their family can’t afford restitution charges—that is, payment to the victim(s) of the child’s crime, which is a popular sentence in juvenile court—the child is incarcerated.

Juvenile detention facilities are often unsafe and inhumane, as Common Dreams hasreported.

And the fines imposed by juvenile court are “highly burdensome,” according to the report. The average cost of juvenile system involvement is $2,000 per case in Alameda County, California, for example, and “[f]or young people incarcerated for extended periods of time, the costs can be significantly higher.”

“When parents face incarceration or mounting debt for failure to pay, they have even fewer resources to devote to educating, helping, and supporting their children.”
—Juvenile Law Center

The debt divides families already struggling with the ramifications of poverty, the report notes.

“The debt in effect creates a rift between parents and their children,” one survey respondent said, recalling that “I… spoke to a family where a grandmother had taken custody of her grandson but when facing these insurmountable fees, she was told (by a county employee) that the only way she could avoid paying was to hand over custody. Given her limited income, she has seriously considered giving up custody of her grandson, which would make him a ward of the state…”

In some cases, parents can even face imprisonment themselves if they fail to pay their children’s juvenile court system fees. “In a number of states, parents, like youth, may be found in contempt, either civil or criminal, for failure to pay,” the report says.

“Parents may also face increased financial liability through collection fees and interest accruing on payments, as well as civil judgments for failure to pay,” the report authors add. “When parents face incarceration or mounting debt for failure to pay, they have even fewer resources to devote to educating, helping, and supporting their children.”

The report authors also observe that incarcerating children for their families’ inability to pay fees may be unconstitutional:

[I]T IS WORTH NOTING THAT THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT HAS MADE CLEAR THAT AN INDIVIDUAL MAY NOT BE INCARCERATED FOR NONPAYMENT IF THE COURT DOES NOT FIRST CONDUCT AN INDIGENCE DETERMINATION AND ESTABLISH THAT THE FAILURE TO PAY WAS WILLFUL. THE SUPREME COURT HAS ALSO HELD THAT COURTS MUST CONSIDER “ALTERNATIVE MEASURES OF PUNISHMENT OTHER THAN IMPRISONMENT” FOR INDIGENT DEFENDANTS. NONETHELESS, SOME STATES REQUIRE NEITHER WILLFULNESS NOR CAPACITY TO PAY IN STATUTE, AND ONLY A FEW EXPLICITLY LIMIT OR PROHIBIT INCARCERATION FOR FAILURE TO PAY.

ADDITIONALLY, THE SUPREME COURT HAS HELD THAT “COURTS MUST PROVIDE MEANINGFUL NOTICE AND, IN APPROPRIATE CASES, COUNSEL, WHEN ENFORCING FINES AND FEES.” THIS RIGHT IS EVEN MORE IMPORTANT FOR CHILDREN, WHO LACK BOTH THE DEVELOPMENTAL CAPACITY AND THE LEGAL KNOWLEDGE TO REPRESENT THEMSELVES.

“Moreover,” the report continues, “while further research is needed, existing studies suggest that court costs, fees, and fines have limited, if any, fiscal benefit to states and counties, given the difficulty in collecting from families in poverty and the high administrative costs in trying to do so.”

The Juvenile Law Center details the varying policies on juvenile court system fees state-by-state on a new website, and also highlights the few counties and states who are attempting to rectify the problem.

“Ultimately, state and local policymakers should establish more sustainable and effective models for funding court systems rather than imposing costs on youth and families who simply can’t afford to pay,” the Juvenile Law Center says.

From: Anon HQ

From Ken Ditkowsky–those who saved the Jews and “undesireables” during WWII are still working to keep seniors and disableds at risk to day safe from harm in abusive guardianships.

It is amazing striking that the similarities between the 20th Century Holocaust and the Elder Cleansing scandal are so obvious.   It is also so obvious that the Nazis of yesterday survived into the 21st Century and left many of same marks.
The no holds barred ‘cover-up’ and denial is well in hand and well managed in Illinois by Jerome Larkin, the IARDC and the Illinois Supreme Court.  These miscreants do not even pay lip service to the Bill of Rights!    A demand for an HONEST INVESTIGATION so infuriated the modern day Holocaust survivors that perjury (lying under oath) and intellectual dishonesty were their first lines of defense and when parred with intimidation the picture is complete.    A similar situation exists in just about every other American State.   The funding is accomplished by health care dollars.
The dehumanization and infamy of all the miscreants is documents in the Alice Gore case.   Right here in public = in Chicago, a grandmother was the victim of theft – the miscreants opened her mouth, and systematically removed for their own benefit the grains of gold from her teeth.    Illinois public officials applauded the rescue of the gold.    The presiding Judge awarded the rescuer of the gold with substantial attorney fees and the family with intimidation humiliation and a large dose of predatory conduct.   Even today the miscreant Guardian ad Litem who orchestrated the infamy is awarded assignments by Probate Division judges and is so secure in her clout that she can venture forward into other States – such as Florida – and ******.    
The time for all good people to stand up and be counted is right now.   The infamy perpetrated cannot be swept under the rug!   The cover-up has to be exposed and we – the great unwashed – have to stand up and be counted once again!   
Ken Ditkowsky
Wrongfully disciplined attorney activist speaking out for the elderly and disabled.

From Ken Ditkowsky & USA Today–another $100 million fraud scheme involving 11 doctors and pharmacists

It looks like the DOJ is starting the new year cleaning up some important messes:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/01/01/phoenix-doctor-indicted-100-million-fraud-case/96072826/

Doctors, pharmacists indicted in $100M fraud case

PHOENIX — A dozen doctors, pharmacy owners and marketing pros have been accused of a kickback scheme that prosecutors allege involved a sham medical study used to bilk up to $102 million from the publicly funded federal health program for military family members.

The doctors included Walter Neil Simmons, 47, of Gilbert, Ariz., emergency medicine doctor who has worked at two metro Phoenix hospital chains. He was indicted in October in U.S. District Court in Dallas on one count of conspiracy to commit health-care fraud. The federal charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.

When reached by phone this week, Simmons said, “I can’t make any comments.”

Federal prosecutors said the scheme involved prescribing “compounded” drugs such as pain, scar and migraine creams to military families covered by Tricare, the federal health insurance program for active-duty and retired military and family members.

There have been at least two other federal probes alleging pharmacies paid kickbacks to doctors who ordered expensive compounded drugs for patients. One involved a California pharmacy that billed the state’s worker’s compensation program for pricey markups. In another, a Florida doctor was indicted on a charge of taking kickbacks for sending prescriptions, which billed Tricare and Medicare for creams that cost as much as $21,000 for a one-month supply, according to a federal indictment.

Government oversight bodies also have questioned the spiraling federal spending on these drugs. Medicare spending on compounded topical drugs has surged 3,400% since 2006, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General reported in June.

Allegations of sham study

The Texas case that resulted in the indictments of Simmons and 11 others centered on a Dallas-based company called CMGRX LLC, or Compound Marketing Group. Federal prosecutors allege that the marketing group arranged kickbacks to doctors who prescribed and Tricare-insured patients who purchased drugs from four compounding pharmacies.

The indictment alleged Simmons teamed with two other marketing group representatives to create a sham medical study named the “Patient Safety Initiative,” or PSI study.

Tricare enrollees were paid study “grants” of $250 per month for each prescription they obtained from a partner pharmacy.

“The defendants and their co-conspirators falsely represented that the study was approved by Tricare and that it was designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of compounded drugs,” the indictment stated. “In reality, the PSI study was not approved by Tricare, was not overseen by a qualified physician, epidemiologist or other medical professional, had no control group, and was not designed to gather any useful scientific data relating to the safety or efficacy of any drug.”

Writing prescriptions

The indictment alleged that Simmons also recruited an El Paso doctor, William F. Elder-Quintana, who wrote thousands of prescriptions that cost Tricare $96 million through June 2016. Elder-Quintana and other doctors were paid $60 for each pain or scar creme prescription or $30 for each vitamin prescription, the indictment said.

The indictment also alleged that marketing group employees would contact Tricare’s pharmacy-benefits consultant, Express Scripts, to find out whether certain drugs were covered. These employees then would adjust the prescriptions to maximize payments from Tricare “without any regard for the medical necessity for the prescriptions.”

The indictment accused marketing group employees of sending prefilled prescription forms to Elder-Quintana, who it alleged would sign the prescriptions after a cursory telephone interview with the patient. Other times, marketing group employees would use a stamp with Elder-Quintana’s signature to order prescriptions, the indictment stated.

The other 11 defendants all listed addresses in Texas. Richard Robert Cesario and John Paul Cooper, co-owners and co-operators of CMGRX LLC, initially were charged in February.

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