In one high-profile case, Bishop served as the caseworker in a bitter custody dispute involving Baby T,

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

BURKE’S MANIPULATED LEGAL SYSTEM TO OBTAIN AFRICAN AMERICAN CHILD
FROM MOTHER WHO WAS INITIALLY USING DRUGS BUT EDWARD BURKE exhausted a lot of political influence making sure judges unlawfully framed an innocent man for impregnating a woman Police officer who was impregnated by her natural biological father in an incestuous manner noted through out this blog who was a Police officer. 

Patrick Murphy, whose office is the lawyer for Baby T, sent a letter to DCFS Director Jess McDonald on Thursday that accused the agency and Appellate Judge Anne Burke, Baby T’s foster mother, of obstructing visitation.

Some of the same players under Alderman Edward Burke’s control and authority was Department of Children & Family Services attorney Jess McDonald and Donald P. Jonker who manufactured charges against myself claiming that my daughter was attacked using martial arts as a form of discipline.

The key Appellate Judges who was responsible for obstructing any success in the courts were Thomas E. Hoffman and Shelvin Louise Marie Hall.

By David Kidwell, Tribune reporter | January 24, 2011
The two Appellate Court judges responsible for tossing Rahm Emanuel from the ballot in February’s mayoral race both won their jobs after being anointed by a Chicago political power broker who openly supports an Emanuel opponent. Whether or not their opinions are colored by politics, the case has recharged the debate among critics who decry a process of selecting judges that relies more heavily on political clout than merit. Longtime Appellate Court Judges Thomas E. Hoffman and Shelvin Louise Marie Hall — who on Monday ruled that Emanuel’s stay in Washington precludes him from running for mayor this year — were both judicial candidates slated for election by the Cook County Democratic Party judicial slating committee chaired by Ald. Edward Burke, 14th.
NEWS
July 14, 1999
After initial test reports indicated that Tina Olison, the mother involved in a child custody dispute with a prominent Cook County political couple, had tested positive for opiates, more extensive drug testing was negative. “This is just what we expected,” said Anita Rivkin-Carothers, Olison’s attorney, after receiving the results of more sophisticated tests from a Pennsylvania lab that found no narcotics. After the initial “quick strip” test results were said to be positive, Olison and her attorneys contended that the test, conducted at the Family Guidance Center in Chicago, was faulty.
NEWS
October 27, 1998
A witness testified Monday that Tina Olison showed she could be a capable parent when she successfully confronted her drug and alcohol addiction in March 1996 and complied with requests made by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. For the past three weeks, Olison has been battling Appellate Court Judge Anne Burke and her husband, Ald. Edward Burke (14th), in Cook County Juvenile Court to regain custody of her young son, who is known as Baby T. On Monday, Samella Abdullah, a clinical social worker from Chicago, testified that she reviewed several documents and visited with Olison one morning to form the basis of her opinion.
NEWS
October 31, 1998
Circuit Judge Judith Brawka set Monday for closing arguments in the parental-fitness case of recovering cocaine addict Tina Olison. Brawka, who was brought from Kane County to hear the case in Cook County Circuit Court, also said she expects to deliver her ruling on Wednesday. At stake is the future of the 2 1/2-year-old boy who almost since birth has been in the foster care of Ald. Edward Burke (14th) and Appellate Court Judge Anne Burke. The Burkes have pressed their interest in adopting the child, known as Baby T. In a final day of testimony, state’s attorneys prosecutors on Friday recalled two witnesses to rebut earlier testimony.
NEWS
December 15, 1998
The private agency charged with overseeing the reunification of Tina Olison with her child, who has been in the foster care of Ald. Edward Burke and Appellate Court Judge Anne Burke, has withdrawn from the case. Officials at Hephzibah Children’s Association, an Oak Park-based child-welfare agency, said the agency withdrew from the case effective Friday because “we felt very threatened by the (critical) comments” that Olison, the natural mother of the child known as Baby T, made to Hephzibah workers.
NEWS
April 18, 2002
The mother of Baby T will not be allowed unsupervised visits with the boy, a judge ruled before closing the case in Cook County Juvenile Court, some six years after the child was removed from his mother’s custody because he was born with cocaine in his system. For most of his life, Baby T has been under the legal guardianship of one of Cook County’s most powerful political couples, Ald. Edward Burke (14th) and his wife, Illinois Appellate Judge Anne Burke. Twice a month, his mother, Tina Olison, is allowed supervised visits with the boy, but her latest motion to make those visits unsupervised was rejected Tuesday by Kane County Associate Judge Judith Brawka.
NEWS
By Bonnie Miller Rubin, Tribune Staff Writer | March 5, 1999
Attorneys for Tina Olison on Thursday attempted to establish a pattern of arrogance and uncooperation on the part of foster parents Anne and Edward Burke, saying the Burkes baptized Olison’s son without the state’s permission and refused contact with her. “I called (Anne Burke) three to four days straight. She never returned my phone calls,” Olison said under questioning by her lawyer, Anita Rivkin-Carothers. She said after she pressed the issue, her Department of Children and Family Services social worker told her “that Anne Burke didn’t want any more phone contact . . . that she didn’t want to have anything to do with me.”
NEWS
April 8, 1999
The 3-year-old boy known as Baby T moved one step closer to being permanently reunited with his birth family Wednesday when state officials decided not to appeal a Circuit Court decision to return custody to his natural mother. Neither the state’s attorney’s office nor the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services will further pursue the case, which pitted Tina Olison, a 37-year-old former drug user, against Chicago Ald. Edward Burke (14th) and Appellate Judge Anne Burke.
NEWS
December 22, 1999
A judge in Cook County Juvenile Court denied Tuesday a motion by attorneys for Tina Olison asking her to reconsider her earlier order that leaves the 3-year-old boy known as Baby T in the care of his foster parents, Chicago Ald. Edward Burke (14th) and state Appellate Court Judge Anne Burke, according to attorneys involved in the case. The decision by Associate Judge Judith Brawka, who was brought in from Kane County to hear the politically charged case, leaves unchanged her ruling in October that said Olison, a recovering drug addict and the boy’s biological mother, had not made enough progress to regain custody of the child, who has been in the Burkes’ care since he was 8 days old.
NEWS
October 23, 1998
As testimony in the Tina Olison case winds up its third week, a psychologist testified that she believed that Olison possessed the capacity to parent her two young sons. Maisha Hamilton-Bennett, the defense’s first witness, spent most of the day testifying to Olison’s mental fitness and that any previous obstacles to parenting were tied to her substance-abuse problem “and once that was addressed, she certainly is capable.” Olison entered a chemical dependency program in March 1996–one month after the birth of her son, known as Baby T. Olison has been drug-free ever since, according to court testimony, but attorneys for the state and the Department of Children and Family Services assert that she still poses a risk to her children and have moved to terminate her parental rights.
NEWS
October 1, 1999
Tina Olison, the mother of Baby T, denied Thursday that she refused to cooperate with white social workers assigned to her custody case. In her second day on the stand during the permanency hearing, Olison, who is black, reiterated that she was concerned about white social workers’ and therapists’ ability to be sensitive to African-American culture. She was steadfast in her claim, however, that she never refused to work with white therapists and social workers. But Arthur Bishop, Baby T’s caseworker from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, testified Thursday that “(Olison)
NEWS
June 25, 1998
Attorneys for the biological mother of “Baby T” will be permitted to take a deposition from the child’s foster parents, Ald. Edward Burke (14th) and Illinois Appellate Court Judge Anne Burke, a judge ruled Wednesday. At a hearing at the Cook County Juvenile Court, Judge Judith Brawka of Kane County also said that attorneys for Tina Olison, Baby T’s biological mother, can ask D. Jean Ortega-Piron questions about “specific facts.” Ortega-Piron is a Department of Children and Family Services guardianship administrator and former colleague of Anne Burke’s.
NEWS
September 14, 1999
After early accounts that Tina Olison was uncooperative with therapists, mental health professionals testified Monday that she was showing progress but still has much work to do before she could adequately parent her two children. John Stokes, a social worker, outlined the dilemma regarding the 3-year-old known as Baby T, who has been in the foster care of Ald. Edward Burke (14th), and his wife, Illinois Appellate Judge Anne Burke, since shortly after his birth. His 8-year-old brother, known as Baby B, is in the care of his maternal grandmother.
NEWS
April 12, 2000
Baby T’s mother will be allowed supervised visits with the boy until a judge can hold a hearing on motions filed by the boy’s guardians challenging her right to unsupervised visits. Judge Judith Brawka on Tuesday ruled that Tina Olison, mother of the 4-year-old boy, will be allowed a two-hour visit every other week, supervised by a representative from the Child Study Center and an observer chosen by Olison. Baby T’s 9-year-old brother, known as Baby B, will be allowed to accompany his mother.
NEWS
By Lisa B. Song, Tribune Staff Writer | November 17, 2000
The story of Baby T, the child who was born cocaine-positive and who now is the center of a bitter, four-year custody battle involving one of Chicago’s most politically prominent couples, approaches another climax this afternoon. Court officials said closing arguments were set at Cook County Juvenile Center, where lawyers for Chicago Ald. Edward Burke (14th) and his wife, Illinois Appellate Court Judge Anne Burke, were to contest a March ruling by Kane County Circuit Court Judge Judith Brawka, allowing the boy’s mother, Tina Olison, unsupervised visits with her son. As the Burkes’ challenge has progressed, Olison and her other child, a 9-year old son, have been allowed supervised visits twice a month with Baby T, who was removed from her custody in 1996.
NEWS
By Melita Marie Garza, Tribune Staff Writer | October 24, 1998
The specter of Council Wars was raised Friday in the case of Tina Olison, who is battling the politically powerful Burke family to regain custody of the young boy known as Baby T. Don Jonker, an attorney for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, which wants to terminate Olison’s parental rights, noted that former Mayor Harold Washington had appointed one of Olison’s expert witnesses, Maisha Hamilton-Bennett, as Chicago’s deputy…
NEWS
By Bonnie Miller Rubin and Robert Becker, Tribune Staff Writers | November 20, 1998
Two weeks after a judge ordered that Tina Olison start moving toward the goal of reunification with her 2 1/2-year-old son, the Cook County public guardian has charged that the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and the foster parents are out to “sabotage” the process. Patrick Murphy, whose office is the lawyer for Baby T, sent a letter to DCFS Director Jess McDonald on Thursday that accused the agency and Appellate Judge Anne Burke, Baby T’s foster mother, of obstructing visitation.
NEWS
September 14, 1999
After early accounts that Tina Olison was uncooperative with therapists, mental health professionals testified Monday that she was showing progress but still has much work to do before she could adequately parent her two children. John Stokes, a social worker, outlined the dilemma regarding the 3-year-old known as Baby T, who has been in the foster care of Ald. Edward Burke (14th), and his wife, Illinois Appellate Judge Anne Burke, since shortly after his birth. His 8-year-old brother, known as Baby B, is in the care of his maternal grandmother.
NEWS
April 12, 2000
Baby T’s mother will be allowed supervised visits with the boy until a judge can hold a hearing on motions filed by the boy’s guardians challenging her right to unsupervised visits. Judge Judith Brawka on Tuesday ruled that Tina Olison, mother of the 4-year-old boy, will be allowed a two-hour visit every other week, supervised by a representative from the Child Study Center and an observer chosen by Olison. Baby T’s 9-year-old brother, known as Baby B, will be allowed to accompany his mother.
NEWS
By Lisa B. Song, Tribune Staff Writer | November 17, 2000
The story of Baby T, the child who was born cocaine-positive and who now is the center of a bitter, four-year custody battle involving one of Chicago’s most politically prominent couples, approaches another climax this afternoon. Court officials said closing arguments were set at Cook County Juvenile Center, where lawyers for Chicago Ald. Edward Burke (14th) and his wife, Illinois Appellate Court Judge Anne Burke, were to contest a March ruling by Kane County Circuit Court Judge Judith Brawka, allowing the boy’s mother, Tina Olison, unsupervised visits with her son. As the Burkes’ challenge has progressed, Olison and her other child, a 9-year old son, have been allowed supervised visits twice a month with Baby T, who was removed from her custody in 1996.
NEWS
By Melita Marie Garza, Tribune Staff Writer | October 24, 1998
The specter of Council Wars was raised Friday in the case of Tina Olison, who is battling the politically powerful Burke family to regain custody of the young boy known as Baby T. Don Jonker, an attorney for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, which wants to terminate Olison’s parental rights, noted that former Mayor Harold Washington had appointed one of Olison’s expert witnesses, Maisha Hamilton-Bennett, as Chicago’s deputy…
NEWS
By Bonnie Miller Rubin and Robert Becker, Tribune Staff Writers | November 20, 1998
Two weeks after a judge ordered that Tina Olison start moving toward the goal of reunification with her 2 1/2-year-old son, the Cook County public guardian has charged that the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and the foster parents are out to “sabotage” the process. Patrick Murphy, whose office is the lawyer for Baby T, sent a letter to DCFS Director Jess McDonald on Thursday that accused the agency and Appellate Judge Anne Burke, Baby T’s foster mother, of obstructing visitation.
NEWS
By Bonnie Miller Rubin, Tribune Staff Writer | February 27, 1999
An expert witness for Tina Olison testified Friday that Baby T seemed compliant while he was visiting his biological mother but that his foster parents, Ald. Edward Burke and Appellate Court Judge Anne Burke, have “great difficulty” parenting him. “He eats when he wants, he gets up when he wants,” said Samella Abdullah, a Chicago social worker. “There is no structure or consistency in the Burke home.” Abdullah said that Olison had a rapport with the toddler that his foster mother did not have, based on her observations on two occasions–at the Burkes’ home and at Juvenile Court, where he played with his birth mother and 7-year-old brother.
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