Sign the Petition to end Coverups by our paid/elected officials in Chicago

Subject: Justice Now for Bettie and Quintonio


I signed a petition to Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago and United Nations Human Rights Commission which says:

“Early Saturday morning, Chicago police were called to respond to a domestic disturbance at an apartment complex. Police shot through an unopened door and killed Ms. Bettie Jones — who died from a gunshot wound to the neck [1]. Officers then turned their weapons onto Quintonio Legrier, a 19 year old holding a baseball bat and experiencing a mental health crisis. The officer’s identity has not been released and he has been placed on administrative duties for 30 days. We demand:

– The immediate release of the officer’s name;
– Fire the officer who murdered Bettie Jones and Quintonio Legrier
– An independent investigation by the United Nation
– The resignation of Rahm Emanuel

Will you sign this petition? Click here:

Early Saturday morning, Chicago police were called to respond to a domestic disturbance at an apartment complex. Police shot through an unopened door and killed Ms. Bettie Jones — who died from a gunshot wound to the neck [1]. Officers then turned their weapons onto a young man suffering from mental illness holding a baseball bat, 19-year-old Quintonio Legrier.

The officer’s identity has not been released and he has been placed on administrative duties for 30 days. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced that the murder will be investigated by the Independent Police Review Authority. But this is not enough.

From Rekia Boyd to Laqun McDonald, the violence perpetuated at the hands of the Chicago Police Department continues to claim the lives of Black women and men living in Chicago, and that violence continues to go unchecked by city leaders and officials.

The Chicago police were called in order to help with a domestic disturbance. However, instead of providing help to those in need, Chicago police exercised excessive violence and claimed two more Black lives.

Recent cases and released videos show a culture of excessive force and a ‘shoot first and cover it up’ culture within Chicago’s police department. They are killing people, mostly Black people whether or not those people cooperate. The state’s attorney and mayor’s offices seem determined to assist officers that abuse and murder the very citizens they are sworn to protect and serve.

We are demanding more than a full and transparent investigation into the murders of Bettie Jones and Quintonio Legrier. We are demanding authentic justice. The entire Chicago Police Department needs to be changed, from the racist, unjust policies to the people who enforce them.

Bettie Jones was a member of Action Now and we will not rest until she gets justice.

“Chicago Cop Shoots Dead Teen, 55-Year-Old Woman” The Huffington Post, 12-26-2015

Of course you can add to the cover ups in Chicago myself, Ken Ditkowsky and Lanre Amu for speaking out as lawyer activists against this type of cover up and corruption in Chicago and “Crook” County.  Apparently, according to the ARDC, we are not allowed to speak out publicly against corruption and cronyism, unethical conduct and immoral lawyers and judges in Illinois.

But we want to take the “Crook” out of Crook County.

We speak up and out for human and civil rights and the Illinois Atty Regn & Discipline Comm. persecutes and prosecutes us. It does not let the victims of its corruption testify at the Tribunal and Hearing Boards (Gloria Sykes and Scott Evans, her friend) in an obvious cover up action.  It does not respect laws such as 47 USC sec 230 which provides Free Speech and First Amendment rights to the Internet and Blogs such as this one (this Blog is the one that the ARDC wanted to shut down).  It wanted to stop Lanre Amu from revealing the fact that in cases he appeared in, a certain Judge’s brother was opposing counsel and winning motions that there was no way he should have won.  She and he never disclosed this fact.  The same Judge sat on the Board of Directors of a corporation she was hearing cases on, and always ruled in the Corporation’s favor. Sometime after this was announced on this Blog, Crain’s Chicago Business investigated, found the allegations to be true, and the Corporation involved dumped her and publicly apologized for the corruption.

The Judge has not apologized or removed herself from the bench.  The ARDC has not apologized to Attorney Lanre Amu because apparently he, being a well educated Black immigrant from Africa is similar to the Blacks some Chicago police use for target practice in certain ethnic sections of Chicago.  The Chicago Police have apologized for this shooting and acknowledged it as a mistake but refuse to turn over all documents, videos and information–despite the fact all of this belongs to the public.  The City of Chicago does not personally own any of that.

I would like to know if Jerome Larkin and James Grogin, head Administrator and Chief Counsel for the ARDC, participated in any manner with the Laquan McDonald shooting, or any shooting where information, documents, records and video were not released, or the release was delayed and who requested the delay.  Lawyers are not supposed to participate in obstruction of justice or supression of evidence.  A city lawyer must provide “honest services” to the public.  I do not believe “honest services” includes coverups for friends and bosses, nor does it include denying FOIA requests to cover up information, documents and video belonging to the public.

It is interesting to note that the reason why Ken Ditkowsky and I were prosecuted by the ARDC when the perps of the problems in the Sykes 09 P 4585 case were not is because one of the Guardians ad Litem wrote a letter to the ARDC to investigate Ken Ditkowsky and myself, but not her and her crooked cronies–Peter Schmeidel, Cynthia Farenga, Deborah JoSoehlig, Harvey Waller and the Judges O’Connor and Stuart (who would soon retire over changing her testimony at my trial).

This is exactly similar to the Laquan McDonald case and now Bettie Jones and Mr. Legrier.  16 shots for Master McDonald and 8 for Mr. Legrier. (One commentator darkly joked on a blog, “you gotta admit those Chicago cops are really thorough with the bullets.”)

The protestors have been out interfering with the Board of Trade, the Merc and the shops on Michigan Ave.  Who wants to do business with those entities knowing they are being targeted by protestors who want the Abuses of Power and unnecessary deadly force to end.  I don’t and when I see protestors at these entities, I don’t want to do business with or through them either until the problem of Abuse of Power and Excessive Force ends.



Mother is desperate for help to keep daughter, needs assistance in Indianapolis

From Kathie Bakken comes a mother’s desperate pleas for help:

Go fund me:

If anyone know of a good pro bono atty in Indianapolis (or if you are one) please get this lady some assistance:

From Go Fund me:

Only a couple weeks left!!!!!!  My daughter is going to be sent to germany with my ex husband who had already been denied custody years ago because of alcoholism, attempted suicide, and refusal to follow court orders.  She is twelve years old and has been with me solely for the past 8 years.  She could not even recognize her father as she has not seen him in over 4 years.  He is a us citizen who moved with his new family.  I had an emergent surgery being on major narcotics in the hospital for almost four months straight.  We have no immediate family and although I called and begged the court to send me information to the hospital-they did not.  Only one document was certified and sent to the hospital.  By the time I was more coherent, off pain meds, they had a hearing without me or any representation in judges quarters and my ex was given full custody.  I was told the faxes that the nurses tried to send were not all received and had to be sent in triplicate to various individuals in order to be considered.  I was disabled in the hospital with no contacts and no way to hire an attorney since I had not been working due to this life threatening medical problem.  Cps told me they interviewed me right after my surgery, again without representation. I dont even remember. The surgery was supposed to be somewhat minor and ended up being life threatening infected mesh in mher by abdomen.  Please help–I have not seen my daughter—who is my life in four months.   The last time they let her talk to me was a couple months ago—she begged me to come get her—-and I cant because my ex demanded that I have no contact with her…….she is still in the indianapolis area with his mother—-which is a bad situation in itself.   His mother is taking care of her great grandchild  who is three, her own 86 year old mother, and now my daughter who is scared to death.  She is left alone in her bedroom with a glass gun case full of rifles—the mothers other son spent time in fed prison for dealing coke/crack….its just a horrible situation.  I have contacted so many legal aids and have been turned down because of lack of resources.  She received casa but was denied representation because of lack of resources.  I am out of the hospital but have no funds to hire an attorney.  Everyone  I talk to say how unfair it is—but, I cant get help…..please she is my  only child—I never thought I would have my own family since I had ovarian cancer at age 20—-but here she is and now she is being taken away from everything she knows……….she is my life…….someone please help—-I am all alone in this fight and time is running out!!!!!  thank you so much

I would help her, but Jerome Larkin at the ARDC suspended my law license, so her help will not happen.

He will have to deal with that Karma someday, and Ms. Karma is a true b***, but for today we will have to find another attorney or some kind of help for her.

The banks, large corporations have all the attorneys they need, but the middle class and poor, from my estimation, still seem to suffer from a lack of basic justice in the US and in particular, Cook County, I get so many, many complaints.


I can’t help them all but I can blog about it.  I publish everyone’s cries for help and assistance.

And when I blog about it, I get suspended, which means no one to represent people without money.

Ken Ditkowsky did the same thing, represented the little guy and wrote letters to the authorities and he got suspended for that too.

See the statement at the end of my case, it is very telling:

7 Respondent testified she reported wrongdoing to the FBI. It was not clear from her testimony that she did so regarding the Sykes matter or that she informed others of these reports, in an effort to obtain an advantage in a civil case. (Tr. 1706-1719). (Review Board Decision May 28, 2015)

Note, this statement is in direct conflict with 18 USC sec 4 (which applies to every person in the US)

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

Ken wants to know and so do I and other honest attorneys, just how you can reconcile reporting information of a crime to the FBI and that is improper and unethical attorney conduct, when federal law says exactly the opposite–every US citizen has the duty to report crime.  Escpecially crimes of a felonious nature.
How can these two statements be reconciled?  Jerome Larkin and his sidekick James Grogin have not explained this.
I publish your complaints. The ARDC routinely ignores them.  All of you have been brushed off by the FBI and states attorneys numerous times saying they do nothing about crimes involving a citizen up against a corrupt court, clouted judges and attorneys.
But I and Ken are to blame for these crimes?
I don’t think so. And now we have another woman I can help, but I can’t help her because the ARDC says I cannot report crime.
The ARDC, FBI and states attorneys do NOT want ordinary citizens to report the crimes against the people to the authorities.  They only want large banksters, corporations and big business to go up against the innocent and poor and take away whatever piddly change and pocket money they have.  It’s like rolling a drunk.
What the banks, corporations and big business do to the middle clase and poor is forgiveable and understandable and not prosecutable.  But when it’s the other way round……
I’m just noticing.
So please pray for this woman.  The authorities take away the licenses of honest attorneys for reporting crimes against the public at large.

And for the record, Ms. Karma is not going to visit just Mr. Jerome Larkin, but also ARDC attorneys Melissa Smart, Sharon Opryszek, Steven Splitt, Tribunal Chair Sang-yul Lee, Chair, Ziad Alnaqib and Eddie Sanders, Jr.–all have to answer to Ms. Karma as well as my review board

Johnny A. Fairman, II
Robert M. Henderson
Gordon B. Nash, Jr.

Who are these people and do they really know what they do?

Okay, so I am the drunk they have been rolling since Jan 2013 when the ARDC first filed this bogus complaint against myself and my blog.

I am sure many of you feel the exact same way.

I also want to know how it is that Judge St. Eve at the Norther District Federal Court of Illinois is a new judge but head of the Executive Commitee and they pulled my federal license in Sept. 18, 2015?  She was also on the copyright case which was wrongfully dismissed against the ARDC.  Judges are supposed to be randomly assigned.  She judged a case that I was personally involved in against me, and then removed my license.  How is that possible when judges are supposed to be randomly assigned.

Judge Tharp dismissed the Hartman case where an elder was left lying on a gurney and Humana Insurance and Presence Healthcare terminated his insurance–big business.    The elder, Mr. Harman was in his 80’s.  He just suffered a stroke and needed rehab.  He could not speak, he could not sit up on his own, use his arms or legs and could not walk.  But with rehab he could work to get back to use those funcions, the daughter, soon as she found out (she had his Health Care Surrogacy form on file, but no one told her they were going to terminate dad’s insurance), appealed it all the way up, got grievances won against both the insurance company and the hospital, and then when she sued for damages, Judge Tharp threw the case out!  He did not want it in Federal Court.  Why?  because it was just an old man on a gurney, left to lie on his back for 6 weeks and the Federal Court via Judge Tharp also threw his case out.  Judge Tharp, after being told that Judge Stuart changed her testimony on the stand in my ARDC case, also threw out mine and Ken’s civil rights suit against attorneys at the ARDC–Larkin, Opryszek and Smart.  Looks like judge assignment may not be all that random as it is supposed to be.  Looks like Judge St. Eve and Tharp are the go to Judges at the Northern District if you have clout.

I think Ms. Karma has a ton of work to do here.


Just noticing.

JoAnne and please help this woman.