Since I was forced to retire I have had a chance to try to slow my world and take a good look at it. Yesterday on MaryGSykes blog a Texas Lawyer’s piece concerning an honest judge is revealed. No, JoAnne has not mellowed! Every jurisdiction has many honest judges and wonderful people who make our communities terrific places to live. The Jerome Larkins and their ilk are an annoying minority who rise up from the cesspool from time to time to be an annoyance. Even in an era when the polls suggest that 2/3s of us do not believe that either candidate for president is trustworthy or honest our world is still a wonderful place to live and work. Indeed, every day I send e-mails to some of the nicest people in our world who not only care for the elderly and the disabled, but care for each other.
When we received an e-mail from a citizen that read in part:
“Last night I had many flash-backs during my sleep — of being isolated, force-drugged, spoken to and about like I was a non-person, feeling again insecure even when in my own home [is it mine, do I have legal rights to my own property, I do not, I not even my Legal Right to vote but I did receive a Jury Notice this morning] it just goes on [the veiled and not so veiled threats by those non-family predators] and on it goes, all of this — and recovering from another UTI infection, again, due to being hospital-forced to take IV antibiotics for 52 Days & Nights [while being denied ample drinking water] <http://www.drdeborahmd.com/solutions-urinary-tract-infections>, <http://safepatientproject.org/posts/5609-a-cautionary-tale-dangers-of-antibiotic-overuse> — along with the electronic mails that continued on and on late into the night last night and well past my normal bed-time, and this morning, still being reluctant to continue opening them all — leaves me feeling rather re-victimized at this exact point-in-time.”
Most, if not all, of the people on this e-mail chain had a first thought: “how can I help!” In fact, the Justice Department, the FBI, and other law enforcement agencies received a few minutes later a DEMAND for an HONEST INVESTIGATION!
We as a group understand that we have a responsibility to ourselves and our families to make a concerted effort to protect America’s core values. In spite of the perfidy, assaults on the human rights, constitutional rights and infamy of corrupt judges, corrupt lawyers, corrupt political people ***** we are carrying on the fight to end ‘elder cleansing. We are serving the core values of America. When we stand with the elderly and their families who are being euthanized by the corrupt nursing home operators and their political and judicial co-conspirators we fulfill our duties as citizens. No amount of intimidation by the Political and the Judicial elite can cease our call to Honest Law enforcement for a comprehensive and vigorous Investigation into the criminal behavior of all those miscreants who are engaged in a War against the elderly and the disabled!
When each of you who have joined in the effort to protect the Constitution of the United States from those who seek to destroy its meaning and efficacy looks up they will see someone that they like! Our goal is to, within the law, bring each elder cleanser to the Bar of Justice. The spectacle in the Circuit Court of Cook County of a sitting judge, conspiring with an ethically challenged lawyer, infamous nursing home operator ****** to harvest the gold filing from a 90-year-old widowed grandmother haunts every decent human being. The avarice and inhumanity exhibited taint Cook County, Illinois (Chicago) and leave a stench than cannot be sanitized. The failure of the legal profession and the 2nd oldest profession to stand up as one and demand CRIMINAL PROSECUTIONs is beyond reprehensible. It tars irrevocably every Judge and every lawyer in Cook County, Illinois who does not demand JUSTICE!
Indeed – we are demanding JUSTICE for all including the miscreants who would take from us our humanity. We may not get much recognition – but, justice is its own reward.
All that said – we need right now an HONEST INVESTIGATION of the elder cleansing scandal and vigorous prosecution of all the criminals involved in ‘elder cleansing’ including those, such as Jerome Larkin, who maintain the cover-up that protects the corrupt judges, lawyers, guardians *****. IT IS NOW TIME!
Lawyers in particular have a responsibility to stand up be counted. Sometimes standing up and being counted has some adverse personal consequences. I understood when I took the oath to be a lawyer that I was going to make a few enemies and some would have ethical deficiencies. I knew I would not be alone and am grateful to the many who have stood by me – and stood up for the core values of America. The Jerome Larkins of this world no matter how much clout they have or how many of the political and judicial elite assist him in his 18 USCA 371 conspiracy still has to face his conscience and ultimately his maker. Every night I pray in thanksgiving that I am not him!
Court ruled that bloggers have First Amendment protection when sued for defamation
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Friday that bloggers and the public have the same First Amendment protections as journalists when sued for defamation: If the issue is of public concern, plaintiffs have to prove negligence to win damages.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a new trial in a defamation lawsuit brought by an Oregon bankruptcy trustee against a Montana blogger who wrote online that the court-appointed trustee criminally mishandled a bankruptcy case.
The appeals court ruled that the trustee was not a public figure, which could have invoked an even higher standard of showing the writer acted with malice, but the issue was of public concern, so the negligence standard applied.
Gregg Leslie of the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press said the ruling affirms what many have long argued: Standards set by a 1974 U.S. Supreme Court ruling, Gertz v. Robert Welch Inc., apply to everyone, not just journalists.
“It’s not a special right to the news media,” he said. “So it’s a good thing for bloggers and citizen journalists and others.”
Crystal L. Cox, a blogger from Eureka, Mont., now living in Port Townshend, Wash., was sued for defamation by Bend attorney Kevin Padrick and his company, Obsidian Finance Group LLC, after she made posts on several websites she created accusing them of fraud, corruption, money-laundering and other illegal activities. The appeals court noted Padrick and Obsidian were hired by Summit Accommodators to advise them before filing for bankruptcy, and that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court later appointed Padrick trustee in the Chapter 11 case. The court added that Summit had defrauded investors in its real estate operations through a Ponzi scheme.
A jury in 2011 had awarded Padrick and Obsidian $2.5 million.
“Because Cox’s blog post addressed a matter of public concern, even assuming that Gertz is limited to such speech, the district court should have instructed the jury that it could not find Cox liable for defamation unless it found that she acted negligently,” judge Andrew D. Hurwitz wrote. “We hold that liability for a defamatory blog post involving a matter of public concern cannot be imposed without proof of fault and actual damages.”
The appeals court upheld rulings by the District Court that other posts by Cox were constitutionally protected opinion.
Though Cox acted as her own attorney, UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh, who had written an article on the issue, learned of her case and offered to represent her in an appeal. Volokh said such cases usually end up settled without trial, and it was rare for one to reach the federal appeals court level.
“It makes clear that bloggers have the same First Amendment rights as professional journalists,” he said. “There had been similar precedents before concerning advocacy groups, other writers and book authors. This follows a fairly well established chain of precedents. I believe it is the first federal appeals court level ruling that applies to bloggers.”
An attorney for Padrick said in an email that while they were disappointed in the ruling, they noted the court found “there was no dispute that the statements were false and defamatory.”
“Ms. Cox’s false and defamatory statements have caused substantial damage to our clients, and we are evaluating our options with respect to the court’s decision,” wrote Steven M. Wilker.
Now if we can only get the Illinois ARDC to find that attorney bloggers have the same rights to the First Amendment especially when discussing corruption in the courts, there will be finally a win for the State of Illinois.
Jerome Larkin, head of the ARDC does not want that though. He refused to have the ARDC managing staff and lawyer publish their Ethics Reports under the Illinois Ethics Reporting Act of 2009. He ran a kangaroo court for myself and Kenneth Ditkowsky when all we did was write hundreds of faxes, letters and blog posts to protest the fact that the Mary G Sykes case was wired, the Judges admitted it in various ways, Judge Stuart lied at my trial when at first she sad she never chained poor Gloria Sykes, the Protective younger daughter, and threaten her pets with euthanization. Eventually, as warned by this blog on May 23, 2015, Mary Sykes, age 95 was narcotized to death and her body has not been tox screened or autopsied, but the Cook County Coroner should do it ASAP.
We now have a list of 30 probate cases across the nation where seniors were subject to “target, isolate, drain the estate, narcotize to eliminate and then creamate (to destroy the witness and evidence”.
Jerome Larking and his staff of ARDC attorneys–Sharon Opryszek, Melissa Smart and Leah Guiterrez Black have all covered up the Mary G. Sykes case and others where seniors have been fleeced and narcotized to death.
Recently Morris Eformes and Son Phillip were indicted for $1 billion in Medicare/Medicaid and state health care fund fraud in Florida.
Jerome Larkin protected Illinois Atty Seth Gillman for TWO YEARS, while he prosecuted myself and Ken Ditkowsky for speaking out against this massive network of health care fraud and probate court fraud in Illinois.
Illinois citizens are demanding better government. We want people who engage in these crimes and cover ups to either be indicted or tested immediately for psychopathy with a PET brain scan and removed and delicensed.
It is psychopaths like these that destroy the very fabric and fiber of civilization leaving Illinois and Chicago and unsafe environment for disableds and senior citizens.
see case decision here: http://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2014/01/17/12-35238.pdf
Another brave and brilliant reporter jumps into the waters again, asking more and more questions about what is actually going on here? If you love asking the IARDC questions, you will love this article.
This is an amazing article and I want to give a huge vote of thanks to the reporter that has spent many hours working on this.
From: kenneth ditkowsky
Sent: Oct 27, 2013 6:39 AM
To: Janet Phelan , “email@example.com” , Cook County [agency] , [agency] , Harry Heckert , “firstname.lastname@example.org” , “email@example.com” , “firstname.lastname@example.org” , “lawrence@Lhyman.com” , Edward Carter
Subject: Re: Why don’t they prosecute attorneys denying human and civil rights to seniors?
From: kenneth ditkowsky
Sent: Oct 26, 2013 7:50 AM
To: NASGA <NASGA.email@example.com>, probate sharks <firstname.lastname@example.org>, “email@example.com” <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Harry Heckert <email@example.com>, “firstname.lastname@example.org” <email@example.com>, j ditkowsky <firstname.lastname@example.org>, “email@example.com” <firstname.lastname@example.org>, “email@example.com” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Liability for violation of 42 USCA 1983, Tax Fraud, et al
Date: Oct 22, 2013 9:19 PM
Civil Rights and particular the First Amendment are core values of America. People who attempt to deprive others of First Amendment Rights walk a very thin cord. Public bodies (including the [authorities]) are not exempt of protected from the onus of violation of the First Amendment Rights of citizens. Indeed, officials including attorneys must respect the core rights of citizens or suffer some very severe consequences.
Just like the policeman who beats a suspect, the bureaucrat who misuses his position to ‘cover up’ elder cleansing, racial cleansing, ethnic cleansing etc has to account both in the civil sector and the criminal sector. There is absolutely no excuse for a lawyer to not know the Rule of Law as decreed by the Supreme Court of the United States.
Many citizens have inquired as to how come the [authorities] have not prosecuted the miscreant lawyers such as those who have surfaced in [certain probate] cases. certainly there have been many complaints filed against them. Everyone knows that Gloria Sykes, the Coopers, Schwartz etc have filed detailed complaints. Pursuant to Himmel I have personally written the [authorities] as I believe that when Mary Sykes’ safety deposit box was ‘looted’ it was unconscionable that the two [entities] refused to report this situation to the Court. The fact that the person who removed the gold coins did not deny (and has not denied) the theft was significant. Only the [entities] and [authorities] were active in denying a fact that everyone knew was a fact.
Thus, how come JoAnne Denison and yours truly are in the ‘dock’ for demanding an Honest complete and comprehensive investigation. Yes, I came to the same conclusion as you. It is my opinion that the attempt to ‘shut up’ both Ms. Dension and me is a violation of 42 USCA 1983, the public policy of the State of Illinois and is without jurisdiction and therefore a clearly ultra vires act. Pursuant to Himmel this has been reported by me to the [authorities] which did nothing. Saying they did nothing is not actually accurate. [the authorities ]wrote me to report to me that [an entity] had been appointed Gloria Sykes’ guardian ad litem. (This report became a typo 17 days later, but no investigation followed!)
In my opinion the conduct of the [authorities] is aiding and abetting the ‘elder cleansing’ of Mary Sykes. It is also aiding the person who breached her fiduciary relationship to Mary Sykes avoid having to pay the United States of America and the State of Illinois the income taxes that are due. As no one has been delegated the right to monitor, impede, censor, otherwise interfere with my, Ms Dension or other citizen’s First Amendment Rights, [the authorities] and every member of his staff involved has acted in an ultra vires manner acting under color of authority to deny and/or interfere with our civil rights. As there has been and can be no delegation there can be no immunity! Read the words of 42 USCA sec. 1983.
I am certain that the United States of America and the Illinois Department of Revenue are delighted by the ‘cover’ that [the authorities] have afforded the people who obtained benefits from the profits of their ‘elder cleansing’ and did not report and did not pay taxes on the benefits. Tax evasion and aiding and abetting tax evasion historically has not been an accepted practice and I assume that with trillions of dollars in deficits the elder cleansing industry will ultimately have to pay its ‘fair share!’
It is my hope that I have answered the questions that have been presented. I do not know if and when Law enforcement is going to address this ‘elder cleansing’ issue. I do know that the law and basic civil rights are being violated and we need not only transparency but we need an HONEST complete and comprehensive investigation of not only the lawyers involved in elder cleansing but those who aid and abet them. (I’ve again copied the ARDC, but having first hand experience I have little hope that they are interested in protecting the public. The miscreants are safe to continue to prey on the old, infirm, and those citizens who are being targeted. The removal of Mrs. Gore’s gold filings is a testament to perfidy that has been allowed to flourish. )
For the record, JoAnne Denison received word that the [authorities] desires to obtain a delay in her hearing before [the authorities]. It is my opinion that if the [authorities] operates under any guise of ‘good faith’ the charges brought against her should be dismissed and she provided suitable restitution for the ultra vires interference with her civil rights.
It it utterly unconscionable that when Gloria has filed numerous notices to the court, demands upon the [authorities] that gold coins are missing, a safe deposit box was drilled, contents removed AND NO INVESTIGATION BY THEM, their behavior is scandalous. [one entity] testified in a court of law on or about Sept. 12, 2013 that he served subpoenas on the bank and nothing came of it–this is despite the fact those subpoenas MUST be filed with the clerk and the Record on Appeal (“ROA”) shows no such subpoenas, no return of service and no affidavit of service in the ROA. This is outrageous behavior for [an entity]. He should have served subpoenas on Pullman Bank for the signature sheets from April 2010, the video footage, names of the person in the vault area for what was said to them. Instead nothing but a lie–and the [authorities], rather than investigate the lie which has been brought to their attention in the 43 points and 60+ points the [authorities] got wrong at KDD’s trial, they conspicuously ignore it themselves.
But this blog does not lie. It tells the truth. It knows there is funny business afoot and yet the [authorities] prosecutes the messengers in lieu of cleaning its own house. Everyone has to put pressure on the Ill. Sup. Ct. to clean house at the [authorities]. Please write and call them and demand that the [authorities] comply with state law – 5 USC 420 and reveal all of their extracurricular dealings in finances and ethics.
Clerk’s Office – Springfield
421 East Capitol Avenue,
Springfield, Illinois 62701
TDD (217) 524-8132
Office Hours: 8:30 – 4:30
Clerk’s Office – Chicago
Michael A. Bilandic Building
160 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60601
TDD (312) 793-6185
Office Hours: 8:30 – 4:30
Ask for the Chief Justice, Thomas L. Kilbride or any of the other justices and ask why there is no justice for Mary Sykes. Where are her gold coins? How many appeals have been filed before him and there was no justice for Mary Sykes. Maybe she is just one little old lady of 93 who used to live in an inconspicuous 2 flat on the north side, but she was beloved by dozens of family members and friends, and I am one of them.
Here are the other justices:
Now, [an entity] has asked why aren’t the courts more open to the average man and woman, well besides the obvious cost of litigation and attorneys and rules books 4 inches thick that read like Japanese stereo instructions, why would anyone go to court when the story of Mary G. Sykes and the ARDC has been published on this blog? What is the point?
Justice [redacted] needs to take these issues seriously and take control of his courts. I know he is just one person, but he is the one person, unlike myself, Ken Ditkowsky, Janet Phelan, Gloria Sykes and many, many others who have posted here, that can make a gigantuan difference in these cases.
For all of you out there that have been waiting for my blog trial–a trial that consists of nothing but an attorney blogging about probate and other legal issues on a real time basis with real thoughts and feeling and impressions, unvarnished and fully raw, for some reason I received an Order in the mail, no trial for me or this blog next week!
A welcome relief since there are many, many things to do for a 4 day trial. And I’m not even sure it will not run longer than that with all my evidence–4 fact witness, Gloria, Scott, Yolanda and Kathie that are willing to come and testify the blog is the truth, then 4 or more expert witnesses–Atty Ken Ditkowsky on constitutional law, Bev and Ken Cooper on running a blog and local area weekly cable show, John Howard Wyman, the author of a popular and highly rated probate victim book — Against Her Will, available on Amazon, Sylvia Rudek from NASGA. All highly excellent and competent witnesses who will confirm that what I say, as unbelievable as it may seem, is not only accurate, but has been and is currently experienced by many, many people across the nation! Mary Sykes is not alone and I am not crazy. What I relate to you, my dear reads is not fiction or imagination.
But what caused all this? No one said, but here is what happened last week.
On October 15, 2013, both parties were to file their Motions in Limine (pre trial motions) and exhibits. My clerk was suddenly out of the office, his father suddenly and unexpectedly died, so I filed by mail. I used the same exhibits I used in the Gloria-Scott-Yolanda-Kathie deposition and just added one more, a $60,000 tax lien that was found on [an entity’s] property. Hmm, this is indeed a serious ethical violation. So maybe that is a problem.
On Thursday, Oct. 18, 2013, I received a large box of documents from [an entity] which purported to contain 33 exhibits and 10 Motions in Limine to bar all my witnesses and exhibits–an excessive and abusive amount, if you ask me.
Curiously, when I look at what was actually included, there was in fact only ONE motion in limine to bar KDD, and the other motions, nos. 2 to 10 were missing!
So right away I call and fax [the entities] warning them–Houston, we have a problem.
No response. So Monday I call up the ARDC and talk to the clerk’s offices. Yes, she confirms the filing she has only has one motion in limine to bar KDD, and the rest are missing from her copy. I ask for her name, and I think she said [***}, so I ask her to spell it out and rather than do that she says I should speak to [an authority] and she puts me thru without answering!
[an entity] actually answers the phone, but it is weird. I identify myself and start to ask about the box of documents, but she starts excitedly demanding “how did I get through?” “you’re only supposed to go to voice mail” “I don’t want to talk to you because you always turn things around on me when I talk to you on the phone.” which is indeed very interesting because I have never spoken [this entity] on the phone before this, I only spoke to her once before at my deposition.
She must be a little excited today, I figure.
In any case, here is my fax to her:
and here is the only one Motion in Limine that I got from her and she never sent along the others:
and here is the order to reset the trial dates, mailed to me and no one had the decency to call me on Monday:
So let’s wait until Oct. 28, 2013 when we are supposed to have another conference call with the tribunal and see what happens.