Open Letter to Chief Justice William J. Sullivan of Connecticut
Open Letter to Chief Justice William J. Sullivan of Connecticut
letter is in the ‘Read More’ section
Chief Justice William J. Sullivan
231 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
To Whom It May Concern:
I believe Judge Jonathan Kaplan of Rockville GA#19 has acted improperly, illegally, and unconstitutionally in my case and that of other citizens. I�m asking that the findings in my case be thrown out do to errors, collusion, improper jury coaching, and because my case had nothing to do with any criminal acts, but was retaliation for my speaking out about police and the courts in newspapers, trying to have Judge Jonathan Kaplan removed for bias and improper conduct, for having proposed laws to elected official angering Kaplan�s friends in the Connecticut State Police, and for having threatened to sue the Connecticut State Police and Court system for civil rights violations BEFORE any opportunistic criminal case was brought against me.
Docket # CR01-0074672 should be reviewed for removal and prosecution of Judge Jonathan Kaplan. I�m requesting that Judge Jonathan Kaplan be investigated and that my trial transcripts be reviewed for official offenses, illegal collusion between a judge and police, namely, Judge Jonathan Kaplan and former Police Commissioner and Judge, Arthur L. Spada.
I wrote an open letter to the court on or about 1996 with the docket # on it, to the Brooklyn St. Court, GA#19, HAAS vs. Erickson, to Judge Jonathan Kaplan accusing him of bias and unfairness. I went to State Senator Anthony Guglielmo and former State Representative Mordasky to try and have Judge Jonathan Kaplan removed and proposed Civilian Oversight of Police as legislation.
Is there not a separation of powers, when laws are proposed to elected officials that law enforcement and judicial top brass don�t like, the separation isn�t adhered to?
Rosemarie of Mordasky�s office recommended that I leave Connecticut and sell all my property before the Connecticut State Police retaliated for my having proposed Civilian Oversight of Police and for having blasted the police and courts over bias, unfairness, and the lack of anything being done about the open air crack cocaine and heroin market going off my 5 Church St. Stafford Springs, Connecticut, front yard, having written letters to the editor published in the Hartford Courant and Journal Inquirer, and my loud, constant, and various complaints.
Rosemarie told me that the police liaison told her that I would be retaliated against.
Former Police Commissioner Arthur L. Spada was aware of the complaints I lodged against police and the laws that I proposed, over and over. My name went across his desk repeatedly. Enough so, that Connecticut State Police officers threatened me for my activities in newspapers and for legislation that I had proposed, would follow me around, and encouraged citizens to harass, threaten me, and break laws to get me to leave Connecticut.
As a Rowland aid threatened me with more prison if I continued to complain and that the police (Arthur L. Spada) were already upset with me and that my complaints about Spada would be faxed to Spada as a threat that Carol Amino made to me February 21, 2003, when I tried to complain about being retaliated against by Arthur L. Spada by his collusion with Judge Jonathan Kaplan. That told me that my case was about retaliation and violating my civil rights, not about justice.
Is it ok with you and members of the judiciary, that Connecticut citizens can be threatened with arrest and prison for proposing legislation to elected officials and for exercising the First Amendment Rights?
Judge Jonathan Kaplan allegedly rigged my trial as he told me before trial that I was guilty and would be going to prison even though Judge Jonathan Kaplan knew I was a victim of a stalker who terrorized and threatened me for weeks and acted out on his threats finally catching me out in my yard, beating me, where I had to defend myself using pepper spray when I thought Brian Caldwell was going to pull out a knife and act out on his threat of cutting my sexual organ off.
I emailed Arthur L. Spada a day before I was sentenced, asking that the Department of Justice webpage be removed from the Connecticut State Police website, noting in the email that hardcopy was being sent to the US Department of Justice.
The reason would be to mark my trial to get justice in the future as I knew Judge Jonathan Kaplan and Arthur L. Spada acted illegally in my case.
I believed that if Judge Jonathan Kaplan acted in outrage the following day, it would tell me that indeed Judge Kaplan and Arthur L. Spada had been acting illegally to railroad me to prison. Review of my trial transcripts should raise questions regarding ethics and misconduct of Judge Jonathan Kaplan.
My attorney, Michael H. Agranoff indicated that Judge Jonathan Kaplan had told him not to dispute Connecticut State Police perjury, and not to dispute the prosecutor. For some reason I wasn�t allowed to have AR (accelerated rehabilitation) even if I was guilty of any crime for having to defend myself during a robbery attempt.
Why was a violent criminal, with a lengthy criminal record, who admitted harassing and terrorizing me before and after the incident, 10-11-01, to threatening my life, repeatedly, and on the day he attacked me on my property, demanding my wallet, GIVEN IMMUNITY FROM PROSECUTION?
Why did the Connecticut State Police, the prosecutor, and Judge Jonathan Kaplan give a criminal immunity from prosecution to maliciously prosecute a CRIME VICTIM?
I believe that trying to have Judge Jonathan Kaplan removed through two landlord associations and elected officials angered Kaplan. He showed animosity and outward disgust with me when I brought small claims cases in front of him. There is a history of animosity between Kaplan and myself.
I had asked Attorney Agranoff for a change in venue citing my previous involvement and animosity with Kaplan. Judge Jonathan Kaplan should not have sat in judgment of me if he had a personal grudge with my prior activities, not related, and that predated the alleged criminal matter.
Judge Jonathan Kaplan wouldn�t allow me to speak on my behalf, as I had requested. My lawyer said he wasn�t allowed to go to the diagram to show that a tenant I was evicting, the only witness that has testimony that was damning, if correct, and that was contradicted my statement, that of my assailant, and that of a witness that saw me being attacked on my property during the robbery attempt.
I wished only to walk to the diagram in front of the courtroom to point out that my former tenant can�t see through a solid object and house, over a hundred feet in the dark, to see me being attacked from inside her apartment, through a house in the dark and therefore was lying and acting out on her threat of retaliation for having started eviction against her.
Judge Jonathan Kaplan knowingly allowed a videotape to be shown to the jury to instruct the jury how to find a defendant guilty, but nothing about innocence and reasonable doubt. My case should be thrown out on that alone.
A worker for the police was allowed to become jury foreman against my wishes. My lawyer seemed to be acting for the prosecution, not for my defense. My case in my opinion was about being harassed and retaliated upon for police for exercising my First Amendment rights complaining that my 14th Amendment rights had been violated.
I believe had I not tried to have Judge Jonathan Kaplan removed, had I not written my complaints about police and the courts printed in newspapers, and had I not proposed laws to elected officials that the police brass didn�t like I would not have lost my family, job, dog, home, retirement, credit, rental properties that I had spent 100�s of thousands of dollars and years fixing up from a boarded up condition., being railroaded to prison, and then out of the State of Connecticut, as continued harassment.
It is my opinion that Judge Jonathan Kaplan has a long history of retaliating against citizens that lodge complaints.
I saw trial transcripts where Judge Jonathan Kaplan seemed to be telling Christopher Kennedy of Ellington, CT, that he was losing contact with his kids based on Kennedy�s ethic background, Irish, and that there is strife in Ireland, and that Kennedy must be unstable to lodge a complaint against a judge. What!!!???
If that isn�t a blatant violation of Christopher Kennedy�s Civil Right and flagrant violations of State and Federal law by Judge Jonathan Kaplan then I don�t know what would constitute an official breaking the law. Should such behavior of a judge be tolerated? Should all of Kaplan�s cases be reviewed for validity?
I believe that Judge Jonathan Kaplan should be investigated and if found to have violated the law, should be arrested, and face prosecution for his crimes.
It is my belief that if the Connecticut Judiciary can�t correct or throw out cases that are not Constitutional, that involve illegal behavior of officials, or that are otherwise in error, that the Connecticut Court System should face closure and/or federal intervention to make Connecticut Courts and its officials act legally, obey rules of law, and follow federal guidelines, the court houses should be closed down, all cases reviewed for errors, and be taken over until such a time that Connecticut court official obey state and federal laws and honor the US Constitution.
Steven G. Erickson
PO Box 730
Enfield, CT 06083
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Dear Senators, Dodd and Lieberman
text of letter I mailed out today, below the fold
Connecticut citizens are being wronged by Connecticut authorities everyday. Their only �crime� is expecting equal protection and service, and that justice be fair and lawful. It is not in Connecticut and I�m asking you to initiate a Senate investigation into the goings on of Connecticut courts and law enforcement.
George H. W. Bush signed ADA laws regarding access to the courts passed by Congress in 1990. Connecticut courts are still not in compliance 15 years later. Judges are ignoring the Constitution, federal laws, and even Connecticut laws making some pretty malicious judgments from the bench.
There is retaliation for complaining about officials, police, and judges. Officials aren�t investigated, nor punished for misconduct in Connecticut. But Citizens in Connecticut ARE punished for blowing the whistle, whether it be from within or outside the system.
There is supposed to be separation of powers between the 3 branches of government and there is not.
The judiciary and law enforcement in Connecticut will intimidate and go after citizens proposing legislation that upsets the top brass in law enforcement and in Connecticut courts.
I proposed laws to elected officials regarding the courts and police. I then had Connecticut State Police officers threatening me and following me around. I was then arrested after being a crime victim on my own Connecticut property.
The event was used to violate my rights, silence my voice, and punish me for upsetting those that perceive themselves as gods.
My case is only one of many. Please help us get justice and have Connecticut operate in a legal and American way.
Steven G. Erickson
PO Box 730
Enfield, CT 06083
This letter mailed out to the FBI in New Haven Connecticut was included in the envelope with the letter to the Senators.
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June 15, 2004
Dear U.S. Representative Simmons of Connecticut
An open letter is available below. (If you�ve heard it all before, just skip this post.)
June 15, 2004
Dear U.S. Representative Simmons of Connecticut,
I met with you and had my picture taken with you in 2002 at a NRA and Republican Fund Raiser in Connecticut.
I talked with your aid in your Norwich, CT, office, and she recommended that I put my problem to writing and mail it. I talked with her yesterday.
So here goes.
I was told that the legislative branch can�t influence the judicial branch and law enforcement.
But, what if they are not following the laws proposed by legislators, then what?
What if some police and court personnel are acting illegally, immorally, hurting the quality of life of citizens, and thumbing their noses at our American U.S. Constitution?
I invested 100�s of thousands of dollars of my own money and had help from family investing in Connecticut houses, both single and multi family houses. Unlivable eyesores, some previously boarded up, were transformed back into the works of art these houses once were, with my own hands.
Why then should police and the courts virtually ignore rampant drug and alcohol abuse, thefts, assaults, rapes, fraud, vandalism, and other crimes committed in downtown Connecticut?
I was threatened with fines when individuals threw trash in large quantities on my lawn, I faced losing my property when teens sold drugs off my property all hours while they swilled alcohol under the nuisance statute (the drug dealer told me I would be arrested, not them, if I interfered with their business), paying tenants could not deal with the noise, theft and damage to their property, and being harassed by thugs and drug dealers.
The bottom line was that I couldn�t survive if I could not get police help with criminals committing crimes in downtown Stafford Springs, Connecticut, 24 hours a day near and on my property.
I needed at least a fair shake in the courts to survive.
I wrote Bush 9-15-01 (I was assaulted/arrested 10-11-01), naming names, complaining how police weren�t helping with the drug scourge and crime downtown, and how it hurt property investors and small downtown business owners. I got a response from HUD and the SBA, and a letter to me actually indicated that Bush read my letter, which I find hard to believe.
I was told over and over by police officers that they didn�t serve landlords, neither did the courts, and that I was stupid for having invested in a crime area downtown.
A woman I was dating was pulled over after leaving my property, for no other reason than dating me. She was stopped, searched, and told that she should not date me. Was then followed 45 minutes to her home, was searched again, and harassed again, according to her. I never saw her again as she said she wasn�t willing to get harassed and/or arrested by police for dating me.
I went to Republican State Senator Guglielmo and former Democrat Representative Mordasky with what was going on and my problems trying to survive as a business and home owner in downtown Connecticut.
I was asking why police would threaten me and not give me protection and service, but would take the side of prostitutes moving in my property without permission and drug dealers that threatened me when I tried to make use of my yard, driveway, or property I was paying taxes on.
Teen vandals were once caught drunk, fighting, smashing my windows after midnight, and no arrests were made and I had to fix the damage yet again myself.
If the damage was severe enough the building inspector would come hassle and threaten me as I made repairs.
I was assaulted a number of times by drug dealers.
I once called 911 after being beaten and having my ear ripped open by a drug dealer, waiting for police with blood running down my neck, down my chest, soaking my underwear.
Police officers told me I was not allowed downtown unless I did drugs and/or was an alcoholic and if I interfered with their set-up of trying to close down two bars of owners (and confiscating houses, cash, and assets) that were not having lunch daily with the town selectman, I would be arrested or worse.
I was arrested after finding the drug dealer that had attacked me and the drug dealer was not arrested.
The prosecutor agreed to nolly the charges after I threatened to have the 911 tape of me begging for help, and to stand the drug dealer that outweighs me by as much as 100 lbs., stands a head taller, describe how he picked me up by my neck with my feet dangling, pummeled the crap out of me, took a bite out of my ear, then find the culprit for police, and then demand to know why I was being arrested and prosecuted not the drug dealer.
After describing how business and how owners are treated like 2nd Class Citizens by police and the courts, and complaining how nothing was done about crime and drug dealing if you live downtown, threatening to sue police for civil rights violations, and proposing Civilian Oversight of Police and former Representative Mordasky�s aid, Rose Marie, suggested that I leave Connecticut ASAP and sell all my property before the Connecticut State Police retaliated and ruined my life.
I was able to surmise that the Police liaison told her that I was going to be shut up and removed, by whatever means.
Police officers encouraged individuals to harass and threaten me, as �Big Mouth,� was going to be run out of town and taught a lesson. Police threatened me with arrest if I did not leave Connecticut.
I didn�t and was arrested after being assaulted in my driveway when I came home from working a double shift, I was too tired to notice Brian Caldwell who left a message at 1PM 10-11-01 telling me he was going to hurt me when I got home, left a message on my tenant Sue J�s answering machine that he was going to beat me when I got home, and told another tenant, that he was going to have a new landlord as he was going to kill the one he had now when he got home.
I was carrying pepper spray because one of the nights Brian Caldwell was beating on my door, yelling threats after midnight, keeping my tenants and neighbors awake, he told me he would cut my penis off if he caught me out in the yard.
After fighting Brian Caldwell off me, having him throw up on me, and bruise and injure the back of my head and back, police refused to take my statement/complaint, nor that of my tenants regarding the attempted robbery and beating of me on my property.
I could not escape the beating I was taking and fought back just enough to end the beating and only used pepper spray when I thought Caldwell was going for a knife.
Only I was arrested.
Sgt. Sticca of the Connecticut State Police claimed I confessed, until I demanded that Maj. Wheeler playback the Troop C, holding cell tapes of 10-12-01, and then charge Sticca with making a false statement.
I heard nothing more of my �supposed� confession of having �overreacted� to being beaten on my property during a robbery attempt.
I couldn�t get any police officer to take my complaint until about a month later.
Sgt. Izzarelli told me that all landlords are slumlords and all contractors are drunks and drug addicts, and I would get police service and more respect if I had another occupation.
When police finally did an investigation they were forced to against their will, I was then declared the VICTIM and my assailant was found to be at fault. The prosecutor refused to sign the arrest application for my assailant, because then he would have had to drop the charges against me, and he told me I couldn�t be �unarrested.�
I believe Prosecutor, John Panone, was shielding police from being prosecuted for harassing me, for misconduct, and shield them from a potential multi million dollar lawsuit.
Panone denied me my right to take AR, that would allow me to keep my pristine, clean record.
A program that would allow me to keep my property, credit, having my daughter live with me, keep my dog, home, retirement, business, and all that I had ever worked for in my life for a $100.
But, police had been bragging around town before I was attacked that �Big Mouth� is going to be run out of town and taught a lesson. It was common knowledge that I was going to be sentenced to prison even before I had a trial.
Almost no one goes to prison for a 1st offense for those misdemeanor charges , not while on probation for Assault 3rd (can be loud yelling), and breach of peace (must be creating a disturbance in public and I was attacked in my own dark driveway.)
Why is it so criminal for me to have to defend myself on my own property, where it is ok to rob, rape, beat, buy/sell sex, threaten, buy sell/drugs, etc for common career criminal parasites downtown?
My daughter is now minus a father, a car bought for her by me, and a college education at UCONN. She is two grades ahead academically, is a member of the national honor society, and usually gets straight A�s.
Police refused to do anything about the Pelcs, past tenants, that beat each other�s teeth out, sold and used heroin and other drugs all hours, drank heavily, committed felony property damage, left their kids without food and supervision when they were out drugging and drinking it up. Why is my life ruined and my daughter punished, and then nothing is done about parasitic, criminal behavior?
I want to get back involved in import/export, travel, and be able to get a decent job, but can�t while on probation with a criminal record THAT I SHOULD NOT HAVE.
I should not have a criminal record.
Please help me.
I was harassed before I went to prison, while in prison, and told to leave Connecticut or face more prison.
Does this sound American and Constitutional to you?
It is happening over and over to others in Connecticut, just ask Don Christmas of Enfield, CT. Police allegedly went to his boss and got him fired and he is facing a year and a half in jail for threatening to sue police, proposing laws directing police powers to serve those who need it, and in publicly complaining about police conduct in downtown Connecticut.
Steven G. Erickson
PO Box 730
Enfield, CT 06083
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