A FATHER SO HEARTBROKEN ABOUT DAUGHTER BEING HELD AT HOSPITAL AGAINST HIS WILL THAT HE HAS DEFIED A JUDGE’S ORDER TO SPEAK OUT
February 18, 2014 § Leave a comment
A FATHER SO HEARTBROKEN ABOUT DAUGHTER BEING HELD AT HOSPITAL AGAINST HIS WILL THAT HE HAS DEFIED A JUDGE’S ORDER TO SPEAK OUT – HELP FREE JUSTINA!!!
02-18-2014 12:04 am – Liz Klimas – The Blaze
The last time Lou Pelletier spoke with his 15-year-old daughter was Feb. 14 — Valentine’s Day. For this father of four, though, the day held a different meaning for his youngest valentine: It marked one year since she was taken and placed in a psychiatric ward against her parents’ will.
“We need help,” Lou Pelletier told TheBlaze in an exclusive interview, explaining why he made the decision to break a judge’s gag order and talk about the situation.
“I’m trying to save my daughter’s life,” he said.
“While still being able to live,” Jessica, one of Justina’s older sisters, added.
For more than a year, Justina Pelletier has been the center of a battle between her parents, the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families and Boston Children’s Hospital, and two controversial medical diagnoses. After her family began speaking out last November about their fight against these major institutions in court, they were placed under a gag order.
Justina’s parents, Linda and Lou, have been fighting against Boston Children’s Hospital and the state’s Department of Children and Families for more than a year, as they believe she needs to be treated for mitochondrial disorder, a diagnosis some doctors disagree with.
Beyond little snippets given outside of court on the many hearings they’ve had, little has been heard from the parents who believe their daughter has mitochondrial disease and the medical facility that says she doesn’t, saying it’s a psychosomatic disorder instead.
But now the Pelletiers are speaking out.
‘MY DAUGHTER IS ABOUT TO BE KIDNAPPED’
When the Pelletiers brought Justina to a Connecticut hospital in February 2013, she was suffering from the flu. As her sister Jessica explained it, people with mitochondrial disease are affected by illnesses, like the flu, in a more pronounced way.
Jessica, 25, is the second-oldest of the Pelletiers’ daughters and has mitochondrial disease herself. The disease can manifest itself in various ways, but at its root, results from a defect in the mitochondria, an organelle inside cells that produces energy. Jessica’s diagnosis was established medically through analysis of the cells of her muscle tissue.
In Justina’s case, a doctor evaluated her symptoms, considered her family history — mitochondrial disease can be inherited — and gave her a clinical diagnosis of the disorder. Under the care of physicians at Tufts Medical Center, Justina was treated for mitochondrial disease.
But when she got the flu and her parents were told she should be transferred to Boston Children’s Hospital, things changed.
As Lou Pelletier explained it, Justina was supposed to be transferred in an ambulance, for insurance purposes, to the Boston hospital, and brought through the emergency room but seen by a gastrointestinal doctor. Instead, upon arriving, he said she was stopped and evaluated by a neurologist, who, Pelletier said, didn’t look at her medical history or contact her other doctors. This doctor, according to Justina’s father, said he thought the illness was all in Justina’s head — that it was somatoform disorder.
The physicians at Boston Children’s Hospital disagreed with her diagnosis of mitochondrial disorder and wanted to take a different approach to her treatment. At first, Lou Pelletier said, “we were game to try a new approach.” But when the hospital laid out their plan to take Justina off all of her mitochondrial and pain medication, her parents balked.
That was Feb. 13, 2013. The next day — Valentine’s Day 2013 — Justina’s parents went to Boston Children’s Hospital with a couple of advocates intending to have her discharged and brought to Tufts. Instead, they were met with security guards and served a 51A, a report of alleged physical or emotional abuse.
Lou said when he saw security showing up, he called 911, thinking that things were not about to go in their favor.
“I told them ‘my daughter is about to be kidnapped by Boston Children’s Hospital,’” he said.
The Pelletiers were accused of overmedicalizing their daughter. Lou Pelletier pointed out that he doesn’t see how having a congenital band removed, her tonsils taken out, procedures to help her have bowel movements — a reoccurring issue for Justina — and following doctor’s orders for prescriptions for mitochondrial disease can be considered overmedicalizing.
Justina was transferred to Boston Children’s Hospital’s Bader 5 psychiatric unit on April 9, 2013. There she was treated for somatoform disorder. According to a document from Boston Children’s given to the Pelletiers, Justina’s treatment included a “behavioral plan […] formulated with input from all relevant disciplines which will day schedule, feeding and functioning plans with a therapeutic approach.” Physical therapy was included as well.
Another measure on the “Guidelines for Care of Justina Pelletier” included that “no diagnostic tests and no new consultations are to be requested unless Justina develops a new or acute process as observed and assessed by the medical team.”
The Pelletier family isn’t necessarily alone in their experience with the hospital. After their case made national headlines, other families began speaking out about the hospital threatening to get DCF involved. Complaints that have been filed since against Bader 5 prompted the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to launch an investigation.
‘I WANT TO HAVE ALL MY GUNS BLAZING’
Lou Pelletier told TheBlaze he used to play “20 questions” on the phone to learn from Justina what was going on in the psych ward on the days they were scheduled to call. Justina also used to sneak little notes to her family in cards she wrote them.
Jessica Pelletier demonstrated how she would fold a flap in cards and write messages in small handwriting underneath. Lou Pelletier said if Justina got caught doing this “she would get tortured,” which he said the hospital called “behavioral modification.”
“That’s what Kim Jong Il’s doing in North Korea, behavior modification. … No, no, no, no. It’s torture,” he said.
The Pelletiers don’t get cards anymore. All they get from Justina now are 20 minutes on the phone every Tuesday, one-hour visits each Friday, and her bracelets, which show her preferences for the colors blue and green. Both Lou and Jessica Pelletier sported several of Justina’s beaded or artistically twisted rubber band bracelets on their wrists.
After several court dates, Justina was moved from Boston Children’s Hospital to another facility in Massachusetts. At the time, Lou Pelletier said “justice maybe prevailed.” But in the hearing following this decision two weeks later, things seemed more grim from the Pelletiers’ perspective. Lou Pelletier said it is not a medical facility. He said it’s a temporary place where she is being held until her treatment going forward can be agreed upon in court.
“Now we go back the 24th, a week from today, and I want to have all my guns blazing. We’re not going to make it much more,” Lou Pelletier said.
“Our family,” Jessica Pelletier said, “I don’t know how we survived this long.”
And they’re not just talking about the “heartbreak” of Justina. The yearlong fight to bring the decisions regarding her medical care back to her parents has taken a toll on the Pelletier family.
THE FAMILY NEEDS YOUR FINANCIAL HELP!
Financially, they’re trying to make ends meet with expensive legal fees. The Pelletiers have a PayPal account connected to http://www.freejustina.com for those wishing to donate to her family’s cause. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!
If the decisions regarding Justina’s care are returned to her parents, Lou thinks she needs total rehabilitation, saying that he worries her current state could be “irreversible.”
“She needs physical therapy. She needs to be back on the vitamin cocktail. She needs to be treated for the goddamn diagnosis she had from the beginning,” Lou said. ”I need to save my daughter. If we don’t do something, she is going to die.”
‘SHE NEEDS TO BE THIS COUNTRY’S HERO’
On the Glenn Beck Program Monday night, Lou Pelletier said he and his wife, Linda, continue telling Justina to hang in there.
“I never thought of all my daughters that she would be my hero,” Lou said on TheBlaze TV, telling Beck that he has been amazed by his daughter’s strength, even as he has seen her condition deteriorate. “She needs to be this country’s hero.”
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January 26, 2014 § Leave a comment
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Here is a man who authored and orchestrated every Civil Rights Act perpetrated by Judges and engineered Treason offenses violating every provision of the KU KLUX KLAN ACT of 1871 at an innocent man of color.
Alderman Edward Burke has utilized every member of the Democratic Party to help him frame an innocent man of impregnating a woman who was in fact impregnated by her natural biological father who was a Police Officer, this was the second daughter he impregnated;
Alderman Edward Burke used African American Judge R. Morgan Hamilton as she perjured and falsified court documents aided and abbeted in a criminal conspiracy as Burke had a CTA attorney in Ronald Bartkowicz manufactured a warrant against CTA employee Badge 26115 saying he was not an employee to prevent CTA from paying him back wages resulting from his work-related injury because members under the Daley administration stole his wages while off injured on duty;
Because R. Morgan Hamilton was a good servant for her Messiah in Ed Burke he made her a permanent Associate Judge never to be voted for retention on the bench.
William Stewart Boyd was perhaps the slickest deceptive manipulator ever to wear a robe negotiated an Associate judge position out of Edward Burke because he knew I never owed child support and was aware of all criminal acts of the parties who was responsible for framing me kept his mouth shut.
Alderman Edward Burke had appointed legal aid attorney who was the former Senior attorney in legal aid refused to provide me any legal representation saying their were too many judges involved, Burke assigned him to my case where he placed me in Contempt of Court for Allegedly owing child support.
Alderman Edward Burke had access to medical records of my families medical history where therapy was being provided had Donald Jonker to assist him the same DCFS attorney who was responsible helping him take an African American child from her mother.
Alderman Edward Burke orchestrated DCFS to manufacture abuse charges against myself as my daughters therapist (Marcia Ward) provided altered medical records impersonating a Doctor and not a therapist.
Alderman Edward Burke has made it his mission to destroy me and my family at all costs had my sick brother arrested and placed in Cook County jail because the United States Attorney refused to prosecute my brother for allegedly spitting on President Obama’s Secret Service, hew was transported to St. Bernard Hospital spent 2-3 weeks hospitalized, he was not out 3-4 days before he was arrested name placated all over the media.
Rosemary Higgins was in Juvenile court where DCFS lodged bogus charges against my mother for child Lock-out which was not true a lot of irregularities had took place in that case but Judge Higgins ignored them never provided her with a court order, as for myself I had been before her Aunt Lauretta Higgins who refused to address the wrongful Acts of Perjury Fraud etc., Judge Higgins said she had no jurisdiction., the matter was appealed before the 1st Division where her husband Warren D. Wolfson was the Judge Denying every motion presented before the courts.
Rosemary Higgins became the Judge in my brothers case had him locked up for 6 months behind a cell in prison on June 6, 11 two Doctors testified he was unfit to stand trial, initially Public defender was removed from the case, a Shelli Blair (Air Head Public Defender) was assigned when I suggested that a Motion be filed substituting Judges Monday June 10, 2013, her reply, you guys had a lot of bad luck with judges or misfortunes but I assure you she is not with Warren D. Wolfson anymore, my reply, don’t care.
Tuesday June 11, 2013, Theresa Nelson was back on the case, the States Attorney was arguing my brother was unfit for trial mentally, but the Public Defender was arguing he was fit; needless to say Judge Higgins agreed with the States Attorney finding him unfit mentally very smart but the Doctors testimony was to compelling.
Under the present administration of Democrats with the Political Machine they find ways to oppress people of color by whatever means necessary so as to generate revenue for all white attorneys as blacks and Hispanics are used as a means of income for Terrorist running the City.
No white person under any magnitude is subjected to this level of Terrorist treatment in this city.
APPEAL TO THE ILLINOIS APPELLATE COURT
6.) That because Craig Fulton never legally owned the property but has been very successful with incredible support induced reliance on a number of entities could not access the authority of a licensed and bonded locksmith, to enter the residence had the Sheriff to act outside their jurisdiction by committing a felony (breaking and entering into a home);
The appearance of cannon violations .How long do we let these people that are public servants commit unethical and statutory fraud get away with it and the people they screwed over just suffer?
January 15, 2014 § Leave a comment
Embattled Family Court judge seeks re-election
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL
A criminal indictment, a suspension and a finding that he committed professional misconduct did not stop embattled Family Court Judge Steven Jones from filing for re-election Tuesday.
Jones threw his hat into a ring with four challengers, even though his popularity has declined sharply in recent months because of a string of scandals.
Four lawyers — Rebecca Burton, Lynn Hughes, Michelle Mercer and Marsha Kimble-Simms — all have filed to run for his Family Court seat.
Jones was first elected to the bench in 1992.
“The guy’s got a lot of nerve,” said longtime child advocate Donna Coleman. “There is something to be said that there is no bad publicity.”
Coleman said Jones would not be in a position to run for re-election if the state appointed judges rather than elected them.
“I don’t think he could possibly win unless he gets the lamest opponents on the planet,” Coleman said.
Coleman said she doesn’t think Jones was a bad judge. But she added, “I just think he is a bad example for anybody because of his personal decision making.”
William Dressel, president emeritus of the National Judicial College in Reno, said all of Jones’ personal troubles aren’t going to play well with the voters.
“I think the voters would be very concerned with somebody like that being up for re-election,” Dressel said. “He’s going to have a lot of trouble raising money.”
The judge’s lawyer, James J. Jimmerson, could not be reached for comment late Tuesday.
Last month, the Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline found that special prosecutors proved “by clear and convincing evidence” eight of the 12 charges filed against Jones in December 2012 stemming from his romantic relationship with the late former Deputy District Attorney Lisa Willardson.
Jones, who is under a federal fraud indictment, discovered Willardson’s body in the bathroom of her Henderson home on Dec. 26, the same day the commission’s decision was first made public in a Las Vegas Review-Journal story. There were no signs of foul play, and the coroner is waiting for toxicology results before ruling on the cause of her death.
The commission’s special prosecutors had accused Jones of violating rules of the Nevada Code of Judicial Conduct that require judges to comply with the law, avoid the appearance of impropriety and conduct themselves in a manner that promotes public confidence in the integrity of the judiciary.
He faces a Jan. 27 public hearing before the commission on a wide range of possible sanctions including another suspension and removal from the bench.
Special prosecutors proved all three counts were tied directly to the judge’s relationship with Willardson, which began in 2011, the commission ruled.
Two of the counts alleged Jones improperly maintained a “close social and personal relationship” with Willardson between October and December 2011 while she “actively litigated cases” before him and then did not disqualify himself from her cases.
The other count accused Jones of interfering with the efforts of then District Attorney David Roger to remove Willardson from a child welfare unit that prosecuted cases in the judge’s courtroom.
The commission also found that prosecutors presented strong evidence to sustain three counts accusing Jones of using his judicial office to help Willardson prepare a response to a State Bar of Nevada complaint against her stemming from their romantic relationship.
Jones was suspended by the commission after his November 2012 federal indictment. He has been receiving his $200,000 annual salary since then.
The indictment alleges Jones used the power of his Family Court office to carry out a $3 million investment fraud scheme with five other defendants between 2002 and 2012. His trial is in March.
The commission has been investigating similar financial fraud allegations against Jones, but that case, which dates to 2006, is tied up at the Nevada Supreme Court.
Jones traditionally has received high marks in the biannual Judicial Performance Evaluation sponsored by the Review-Journal.
In the 2011 survey, 70 percent of the lawyers who rated Jones said he should keep his position. But in the just-released 2013 evaluation, his popularity took a nosedive.
Only 30 percent of the respondents thought he should be retained. That was the lowest score of the 90 judges evaluated in the various local courts.
Contact reporter Jeff German at firstname.lastname@example.org or 702-380-8135. Follow him on Twitter @JGermanRJ.
Divorce Corp what a great movie Documentary It shows what true scumbags they really are without acting!!
January 12, 2014 § Leave a comment
Subject: A must see documentary movie – Divorce Corp
Last night, I watched the premier of the documentary movie Divorce Corp at AMC Showplace, Galewood 14, 5530 W. Homer St, Chicago (773 413 1970), which talks about the ruthless exploitation of divorcing parents, and the lack of oversight over the trial judges and their appointees.
This is a must see movie for each and every one of you so that you could pass the laws which would eradicate this problem, and which would put an end to this “barbaric” era of the family courts. In fact, you have a moral obligation to see this movie, because you, the legislators have created this “monster” by blindly enacting the laws which empower the trial courts to enrich the private attorneys and other appointees at the expense of divorcing parents and their minor children. No trial judge or any governmental employee should ever be put in a position where he or she could generate an extremely lucrative business to the private sector without any recourse available to the citizens.
Here in Illinois, we, the court-abused divorced parents have been bringing to your attention for several years that the family law judges and their appointees are financially destroying us and our children under the most despicable disguise that this is serving the minor children’s “best interests”. In 2010, the Illinois Family Law Study Committee, POD 1 report identified and referred to the present domestic relations system as a “cottage industry”. Our efforts to close down the “cottage industry” have been successfully thwarted by the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA). That’s not surprising. The ISBA and its attorney members have personal pecuniary interests in allowing the “cottage industry” to grow and prosper.
The Divorce Corp documentary, indeed, evidences that the family courts are profit centers; multi-billion dollar industry; and the nation’s shame and problem. The minor children have become the mere “commodity in trade” in this environment.
Slavery was once legal, profitable and widely accepted by those in power. However, it had to end because it was unethical and inhumane. The brutal exploitation of divorcing parents and their children, under the color of law, must also end.
Therefore, please exercise your conscious, fulfill your moral obligation and go see the documentary so that you could acquaint yourself with the harsh reality, and so that you could enact the better laws.
January 5, 2014 § Leave a comment
The appearance of stealing moneys from other parents only to try to look good has its marets of doing this for so long .
The appearance that the DOJ has been watching for some time now is funny ,The list from over 20 plus year of gals and now to include child reps not following the statues which has more than an appearance of statuory fraud in many case that have been pulled and looked at ….
Smile we have seen plenty of what you do in many court rooms to have turned over enough to let the legislature know what fraud on what level that has more than state involvement of federal dollars….
January 1, 2014 § Leave a comment
Short Description: PROBATE: SHORT-TERM GUARDIAN
Sen. William Delgado
(Rep. Emily McAsey )
|8/27/2013||Senate||Public Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0568|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
|755 ILCS 5/11-5.4|
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Probate Act of 1975. Provides that the appointment of a short-term guardian shall terminate upon the appointment of a temporary custodian for the minor under certain provisions of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987.
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Probate Act of 1975. Provides that any time after the appointment of a temporary custodian under certain provisions of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987, a court may vacate any short-term guardianship for the minor if the vacation is consistent with the minor’s best interests as determined using the factors listed in the Juvenile Court Act of 1987.
House Floor Amendment No. 1
Provides that with respect to vacating a short-term guardianship notice must first be given to all parties, including the short-term guardian.
|2/13/2013||Senate||Filed with Secretary by Sen. William Delgado|
|2/13/2013||Senate||Referred to Assignments|
|2/27/2013||Senate||Assigned to Judiciary|
|3/5/2013||Senate||Postponed – Judiciary|
|3/12/2013||Senate||Postponed – Judiciary|
|3/14/2013||Senate||Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. William Delgado|
|3/14/2013||Senate||Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments|
|3/19/2013||Senate||Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Judiciary|
|3/19/2013||Senate||Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted|
|3/19/2013||Senate||Do Pass as Amended Judiciary; 012-000-000|
|3/19/2013||Senate||Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 20, 2013|
|4/10/2013||Senate||Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 11, 2013|
|4/11/2013||Senate||Third Reading – Passed; 051-000-000|
|4/11/2013||House||Arrived in House|
|4/15/2013||House||Chief House Sponsor Rep. Emily McAsey|
|4/15/2013||House||Referred to Rules Committee|
|4/24/2013||House||Assigned to Judiciary|
|5/8/2013||House||Do Pass / Short Debate Judiciary; 016-000-000|
|5/8/2013||House||Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading – Short Debate|
|5/9/2013||House||Second Reading – Short Debate|
|5/9/2013||House||Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading – Short Debate|
|5/14/2013||House||Recalled to Second Reading – Short Debate|
|5/14/2013||House||Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading – Short Debate|
|5/16/2013||House||House Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Emily McAsey|
|5/16/2013||House||House Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee|
|5/20/2013||House||House Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 003-001-000|
|5/22/2013||House||Second Reading – Short Debate|
|5/22/2013||House||House Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted|
|5/22/2013||House||Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading – Short Debate|
|5/23/2013||House||Third Reading – Short Debate – Passed 113-000-000|
|5/23/2013||Senate||Secretary’s Desk – Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1|
|5/23/2013||Senate||Placed on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 1 – May 24, 2013|
|5/23/2013||Senate||House Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. William Delgado|
|5/23/2013||Senate||House Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments|
|5/28/2013||Senate||House Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Assignments Referred toJudiciary|
|5/29/2013||Senate||House Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion To Concur Recommended Do AdoptJudiciary; 009-000-000|
|5/30/2013||Senate||House Floor Amendment No. 1 Senate Concurs 058-000-000|
|5/30/2013||Senate||Passed Both Houses|
|6/28/2013||Senate||Sent to the Governor|
|8/27/2013||Senate||Effective Date January 1, 2014|
|8/27/2013||Senate||Public Act . . . . . . . . . 98-0568|
December 27, 2013 § Leave a comment
“I’m a good judge” … said by government employee and judge Gisele Pollack who, it seems, sentenced people to jail because of their drug use…while she, herself, was high on drugs.
But, in her defense, “she’s had some severe personal tragedy in her life”.
And that’s why, it seems, she’s being allowed to check herself into rehab instead of being thrown in jail.
…because not a single poor person or non government employee who gets caught using drugs ever “had some severe personal tragedy in her life”.
I’m reminded of something I read earlier today:
We’ve discussed the whole “high court/low court” concept here a few times before — in that those who are powerful play by one set of rules, while the rest of us have to play by a very different set of rules.
The end result seems clear. If you’re super high up in the political chain, you get the high court. Reveal classified info to filmmakers? No worries. Not only will you not be prosecuted or even lose your job, the inspectors will scrub your name from the report and, according to the article, the person in charge of the investigation will “slow roll” the eventual release of the report until you switch jobs.
But if you’re just a worker bee and you leaked the unclassified draft report that names Panetta and Vickers? Well, you get the low court. A new investigation, including aggressive pursuit by the government, and interrogations of staffers to try to find out who leaked the report.
Twenty years ago I was a libertarian. I thought the system could be reformed. I thought that some parts of it “worked”… whatever that means. I thought that the goals were noble, even if not often achieved.
The older I get, the more I see, the more I read, the more clear it becomes to me that the entire game is rigged. The leftists and the rightists each see half of the fraud. The lefties correctly note that a poor kid caught with cocaine goes to jail, while a Bush can write it off as a youthful mistake (they somehow overlook the fact that their man Barrack hasn’t granted clemency to any one of the people doing federal time for the same felonies he committed). The righties note that government subsidized windmills kill protected eagles with impunity while Joe Sixpack would be deep in the crap if he even picked up a dead eagle from the side of the road. The lefties note that no one was prosecuted over the financial meltdown. The righties note that the Obama administration rewrote bankruptcy law on the fly to loot value from GM stockholders and hand it to the unions. The lefties note that Republicans tweak export rules to give big corporations subsidies. Every now and then both sides join together to note that, hey! the government is spying on every one of us…or that, hey! the government stole a bunch of people’s houses and gave them to Pfizer, because a privately owned for-profit corporation is apparently what the Constitution means by “public use”.
What neither side seems to realize is that the system is not reformable. There are multiple classes of people, but it boils down to the connected, and the not connected. Just as in pre-Revolutionary France, there is a very strict class hierarchy, and the very idea that we are equal before the law is a laughable nonsequitr.
Jamal the $5 weed slinger, Shaneekwa the hair braider, and Loudmouth Bob in the 7-11 parking lot are at the bottom of the hierarchy. They can,literally, be killed with impunity … as long as the dash cam isn’t running. And, hell, half the time they can be killed even if the dash cam isrunning. This isn’t hyperbole, mother-fucker. This is literal. Question me and I’ll throw 400 cites and 20 youtube clips at you.
Next up from Shaneekwa and Loudmouth Bob are us regular peons. We can have our balls squeezed at the airport, our rectums explored at the roadside, our cars searched because the cops got permission from a dog (I owe some Reason intern a drink for that one), our telephones tapped (because terrorism!), our bank accounts investigated (because FinCEN! and no expectation of privacy!). We don’t own the house we live in, not if someone of a higher social class wants it. We don’t own our own financial lives, because the
education accreditation / student loan industry / legal triumvirate have declared that we can never escape – even through bankruptcy – our $200,000 debt that a bunch of adults convinced a can’t-tell-his-ass-from-a-hole-in-the-ground 18 year old that (a) he was smart enough to make his own decisions, and (b) college is a time to explore your interests and broaden yourself). And if there’s a “national security emergency” (defined as two idiots with a pressure cooker), then the constitution is suspended, martial law is declared, and people are hauled out of their homes.
Next up from the regular peons are the unionized, disciplined-voting-blocks. Not-much-brighter-than-a-box-of-crayolas teachers who work 180 days a year and get automatic raises. Firefighters who disproportionately retire on disability the very day they sub in for their bosses and get a paper cut.
A step up from the teachers and firefighters are the cops: all the same advantages of nobility of the previous group, but a few more in addition: the de facto power to murder someone as long as not too many cameras are rolling. The de facto power to confiscate cameras in case the murder wasn’t well planned. A right to keep and bear arms that far exceeds that of the serf class: 50 state concealed carry for life, not just just for actual cops, but even for retired cops.
At the same level of privilege as cops, but slightly off to one side is different class of nobility: the judiciary and the prosecutors. Judges and prosecutors can’t execute citizens in an alley, a parking lot, or their own homes (“he had a knife! …and I don’t care what the lying video says.”), but they can sentence people to decades in jail for things that any clear-minded reading of the Constitution and the 9th and 10th amendments make clear are not with in the purview of the government. They have effectively infinite resources. They orchestrate perp walks. They selectively leak information to shame defendants. They buy testimony from other defendants by promising them immunity. By exercising their discretion they make sure that the bad people are prosecuted while the good people (i.e. members of their own clan) are not.
Above the cops, the prosecutors, and the judiciary we have the true ruling class: the cabal of (most) politicians and (some) CEOs, conspiring both against their own competitors and the public at large. If the public is burdened with a $100 million debt to pay off a money losing stadium, that’s a small price to pay if a politician gets reelected (and gets to hobnob with entertainers and sports heroes via free tickets and backstage passes). If new entrants into a market are hindered and the populace ends up overpaying for coffins, or Tesla cars, or wine that can’t be mail ordered, then that’s a small price to pay if a connected CEO can keep his firm profitable without doing any work to help the customer. If the Google founders want to agitate for Green laws that make Joe Sixpack’s daily commute more expensive at the same time that they buy discount avgasfor their private flying fuck palaces, then isn’t that their right? They donated to Obama’s campaign after all!
I could keep myself up all night and into tomorrow by listing different groups of royalty and the ways they scam the system.
…except “scam the system” is a misnomer. I am not listing defects in a perfectable system. I am describing the system.
It is corrupt, corrupt, corrupt. From Ted Kennedy who killed a woman and yet is toasted as a “lion of liberalism”, to George Bush who did his share of party drugs (and my share, and your share, and your share…) while young yet let other youngsters rot in jail for the exact same excesses instead of waving his royal wand of pardoning, to thousand of well-paid NSA employees who put the Stasi to shame in their ruthless destruction of our rights, to the Silicon Valley CEOs who buy vacation houses with the money they make forging and selling chains to Fort Meade, to every single bastard at RSA who had a hand in taking the thirty pieces of silver, to the three star generals who routinely screw subordinates and get away with it (even as sergeants are given dishonorable discharges for the same thing), to the MIT cops and Massachusetts prosecutor who drove Aaron Swartz to suicide, to every drug court judge who sends 22 year olds to jail for pot…while high on Quaalude and vodka because she’s got some fucking personal tragedy and no one understands her pain, to every cop who’s anally raped a citizen under color of law, to every other cop who’s intentionally triggered a “drug” dog because the guy looked guilty, to every politician who goes on moral crusades while barebacking prostitutes and money laundering the payments, to every teacher who retired at age 60 on 80% salary, to every cop who has 50 state concealed carry even while the serfs are disarmed, to every politician, judge, or editorial-writer who has ever used the phrase “first amendment zone” non-ironically: this is how the system is designed to work.
The system is not fixable because it is not broken. It is working, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to give the insiders their royal prerogatives, and to shove the regulations, the laws, and the debt up the asses of everyone else.
Burn it to the ground.
Burn it to the ground.
Burn it to the ground.
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