Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Michael Nowacki of New Canaan Connecticut Criminal Case Update?

If memory serves correctly Michael Nowacki's sentencing in Connecticut was possibly today. If anyone knows the disposition of his case, had occurred, will someone email me information and/or links. Does someone want to talk to me in an audio interview about the case? stevengerickson At yahoo.com

The background for Mike's case can be [found here].

Michael Nowacki allegedly violated at least one protective order where he was not supposed to contact his wife. He allegedly emailed her at least once, accidentally or not. Mike has challenged the system, been critical of judges, and has exposed the Connecticut Judiciary Committee Legislators for being most lawyers acting for lawyers. [More on that]

So, I believe if Mike Nowacki does get jail time, it will not really be for crimes committed, it will be in retaliation. Official Connecticut is just like that.

I am working on a documentary, video, and/or audio interview project. [Example]

I'm working with more than just one person and am looking for any help I can get. I've helped many people not get burned in court just by exposing their injustice and those responsible. One can only guess, or get a gut feeling, because corrupt judges, lawyers, cops, and officials don't call me up, or email me, that they backed off because they were exposed. Shine a light and cockroaches scurry.

I've been critical of two of Connecticut Governor Dannel P.Malloy's staffers who were formerly legislators on the Judiciary Committee, Michael P. Lawyer and Andrew McDonald. I do not take issues with these men because of their alleged homosexuality. I believe that all individuals deserve the same rights regardless of their sexual orientation. I am reaching out to anyone of any race, any economic condition, any sexual orientation, who has been abused by the system or has ideas on how to fix what is broken. Feel free to contact me.

Reasons I look out for individuals like Mr. Nowacki, [pictures and more, click here].

If you don't think Americans should suffer like Mr. Nowacki, me, and too many others, please give Governor Malloy's office a call and ask what can be done. Families and taxpayers should not feel they are under siege with their own government as the perps. Call your state's legislators and governor. Let them know that you are out there and expect them to serve you. You pay them, right?

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Getting the word out and justice


"The Spurned Child Syndrome", post [click here]

I'm Steven G. Erickson. I've been writing letters to the editor since the mid 1990's on the subjects of police brutality, judicial misconduct, public corruption, DCF (Department of Children and Families) abuse of families etc, especially regarding abuse that happens within the State of Connecticut. I have blogged since 2003, and started putting out video on youtube in 2006. I've worked on a horror film and shot documentary footage. So, I am offering my services to help those in need.

If you seem credible with a story to tell, maybe I will help you tell it. We can do a 5 to 15 minute audio interview. It is my opinion that lawyers in cases can throw cases. It is my opinion that police and those who operate courts of law can do things to people as long as the general public doesn't know.

I believe I have helped countless people avoid retaliation and a barbecue in courts. Blogging on the subject, posting video, and showing up sometimes, in my opinion is the deciding factor. Rogue police, riggers of courts, and officials involved in public corruption don't call me up and then give me credit. It just doesn't work that way. I do see a pattern over time.

Perceived reputations, and individuals worrying about being exposed for wrongdoing does stem the tide. If officials have conspired against you and plan to retaliate, in my opinion, no matter what your lawyer says, get your side out if you are being abused. Talk, do not remain silent. It may keep you out of jail. You might be able to keep your business or kids. You might be able to keep your house. Maybe you will actually get justice in an American court if the story gets out. The mainstream media and officials won't tell your side of the story. If you end up in jail, your kids are wrongly taken away, or if officials ganged up on you, then maybe it is too late.

I am not a lawyer, this is not legal advise. It is my opinion seeing what happened to me for not getting my story out. Please don't make the mistake that I have.

Speak up, speak out.

I have done most of what I do for free. I do have to pay for gas and do have expenses to do what I do, and to get where stories are, shooting video. So, if someone asks for help, I am starting to ask for back at least a little back for what it costs me to be an advocate for judicial reform and for those who have, or are, suffering or suffered, judicial abuse.

-stevengerickson AT yahoo.com

My youtube video channel [click here]

My liveleak.com video channel [click here]

I'm asking for donations so that I can get a documentary project off the ground on what a poor excuse there is for a system of justice in the State of Connecticut. Your state may be as bad. Let me know. Many people on the inside have talked to me, anonymously giving me tips. Many victims of the system have talked to me and have stated their names. If I don't know you, and you want to tell me your story, maybe I'll ask for between $20 and $50 for posting it as an audio phone call as video. I'm not for sale. My opinion is not for sale. I just want to be able to fund my fight against the abusers and if I am taking time away from paying work to help, that should be considered. I need not be personally abused by an abuser to be willing to take up the fight.

Lawyers can be paid thousands, tens of thousands, and maybe 100's of thousands and they still might sell you out or just plain rip you off. Telling your story, embarrassing the abusers ... priceless.

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Friday, March 16, 2012
US Baby Stealing Birthing Centers for the Poor?
Is America under siege because of racism and the elite's population reduction program?


Saturday, March 10, 2012
Homeland Security Massive Manhunt for Outstanding Warrants?
DHS may be involved in a massive campaign to arrest as many Americans as is possible to put them in prisons.


Friday, March 9, 2012
ABC News paints upset US Citizens as Domestic Terrorists
(2 comments) Check out the difference between two below videos. One is reality, the other is mainstream media.


Thursday, March 8, 2012
Police Facebook Gang out to steal your home?
(2 comments) If you have a car, the police want to steal it. If you have a spouse or significant other, police in the US want to break up your relationship. If you have a kids, they want to take them. If you have a house, they want it. If you don't have a criminal record, they want to change that and put you in prison. If you make a police misconduct complaint, the police want you dead.


Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Organized Crime can Order USDOJ to shut down an FBI Investigation
Will those who obtain the below knowledge want to say STFU Israel about Iran? Will citizens want to obtain representation for their taxation after listening to the below videos? Will those who listen to the below videos want to stop the warring, spying, torture, rape, robbing, and murder that is being funded using our money and is perpetrated by our international corporate and banking owners?


Monday, March 5, 2012
US "Democide" to exceed Genocide of Past?
(1 comments) Democide definition can be found at bottom of post.


Monday, February 27, 2012
No Perceived Privacy Rights in US?
(1 comments) Slaves aren't allowed any privacy, right slave?


Sunday, February 26, 2012
Google Alerts for Arrests?
(1 comments) Google alert is an interesting tool.


Friday, February 24, 2012
Profiled for contacting elected officials?
(1 comments) How much does the US now resemble a corporate version of the former USSR?


Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Press Passes for the Masses?
(5 comments) Sites like this one should be supported. If sites like this one issued press passes, it might be good for the sites, and good for citizens like me. 40 bucks might be a good figure. I have no money now, and don't have a job, but would scrape up forty dollars from somewhere to again have a press pass.


Sunday, February 19, 2012
Citizen blasted for Free Speech at Public Hearing
(1 comments) Who do elected officials in the US really represent?


Thursday, February 16, 2012
Hospital Workers Prepping Children for Official Kidnapping
Who is profiting from the kidnapping of children in the US?

Who's Afraid of War Crimes Prosecution?

Cheney cancels Toronto speaking event

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TRANSCRIPT AND SOURCES: http://www.corbettreport.com/?p=4234

Former US Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter, Elizabeth, have cancelled a planned speaking engagement at Toronto's Metro Convention Centre next month, citing safety concerns. According to the president of the promotion company that booked Cheney for the April 24th speech, "He felt that in Canada the risk of violent protest was simply too high. They specifically referenced what happened in Vancouver."

Find out more in this week's edition of GRTV's Behind The Headlines.

by James Corbett
GRTV.ca
March 16, 2012

Former US Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter, Elizabeth, have cancelled a planned speaking engagement at Toronto’s Metro Convention Centre next month, citing safety concerns. According to the president of the promotion company that booked Cheney for the April 24th speech, “He felt that in Canada the risk of violent protest was simply too high. They specifically referenced what happened in Vancouver.”

The reference is to a fierce protest of Cheney’s speech in British Columbia last September which necessitated the use of Vancouver riot police and kept Cheney locked inside the speaking venue for seven hours while crowds were dispersed.

Cheney is not the first credibly accused war criminal from the Bush Administration to cancel a speaking arrangement due to concerns about popular protest or even arrest.

In early 2011 former President George W. Bush was forced to cancel a trip to Switzerland to speak at a fundraiser for the United Israel Appeal after it was revealed that a number of human rights groups were planning to prosecute Bush for war crimes, including contravention of the Convention Against Torture to which the United States is a signatory.

The first such attempt to prosecute Bush occurred in 2009 during the former president’s first trip abroad since leaving office, when he spoke at the Telus Convention Centre in downtown Calgary, Canada. At the time, Lawyers Against the War and other groups lobbied Canadian prosecutors to fulfill their duties under the Canadian War Crimes Act to arrest and try Bush for his documented participation in the commission of torture techniques during his reign as president.

Despite widespread protest, prosecutors declined to bring charges against Bush at the time, and police defended Bush from Splitting The Sky, a Mohawk activist who attempted a citizen’s arrest.

Another round of lobbying preceded Bush’s appearance at a speaking engagement in Surrey, B.C. late last year, citing the evidence in a 2006 UN report, a 2007 Council of Europe report, a 2008 US Senate Armed Services Committee report, the testimony of UN Special Rapporteurs Nowak and Scheinin, a 2009 admission by Cheney and Bush’s own 2010 memoirs, but once again Canadian authorities refused to enforce the law by bringing charges against Bush.

Other Washington insiders, too, have been forced to be careful with their travel arrangements due to the possibility that they will be prosecuted for war crimes. Famously, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has had to be careful about where and how he travels, as he has been linked to war crimes in Indochina, Bangladesh, Chile, Cyprus and East Timor, and could be arrested under the Geneva Conventions Act in any country that is a signatory to that convention.

Last year, Swiss politician Dominique Batettig urged the General Prosecutor of the Swiss Federation to arrest Henry Kissinger while he was in the country attending the Bilderberg Conference, an annual meeting of 150 of the world’s top power brokers, bankers, heads of state and royalty that takes place amidst a near-total media blackout. Despite a letter from one of the country’s leading politicians and a clear obligation to do so under the Geneva Convention, Swiss authorities declined to arrest Kissinger at that time.

Cheney’s recent decision to cancel his trip to Canada will come as little solace to those who, like George Clooney and Angelina Jolie, have a heartfelt desire to see unindicted war criminals arrested and tried for their crimes against humanity.

No word yet whether Clooney, Jolie or other Hollywood A-listers are behind the growing movement of people around the world who are interested in the arrest of war criminals like Bush, Cheney, Blair or Obama.





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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

CNN and Aljazeera exposed by Russia Today?

I'm watching this RT [live feed] right now. Whoever is funding some networks want to promote excuses for war with Syria, Iran, in Africa, etc. Getting news from various sources, and then deciding that some of it is skewed isn't a bad attitude.

Aljazeera might be controlled by British Intelligence. CNN is known for being a mouthpiece for international corporate owners and bankers. These people aren't about honest reporting. They are about making profits and in controlling the masses.

RT shows footage of Aljazeera operatives setting up for video shoots. Gunfire is staged. An explosion is simulated by shaking the camera. A girl with a fresh bandage over her face is coached on what to say. CNN then goes on live with the bogus report.

[This] is my opinion on those matters.

-stevengerickson At yahoo.com

http://thegetjusticecoalition.blogspot.com/2011/02/letter-text-to-us-vermont-senators.html

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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Lawyers and Judges- Mobsters, a Secret Society, Riggers of Courts?

You don't have to be in the US to feel that lawyers are scumbags out to rip off your last dollar. Courts are about revenue collection. These criminals operate with similarity in other countries. The opinions of the below video uploader aren't necessarily mine. I posted the below for debate.

Text with below video:

Uploaded by on Mar 6, 2012

http://www.intmensorg.info

Once again the BBC make a complete arse of a report about lawyers ripping off clients. The biggest financial scam across the globe is the ease with which lawyers and judges are getting away with stripping men of all their worldly possessions. So how do the BBC start this report? Using as an example a woman going through divorce who gets ripped off, NOT a man.

As many millions of men know it is the men that are picking up the legal bill, not only for themselves, but for their ex-wives in the most absurd and manipulative legal chicanery as the legal mafia GUARANTEE the wife ALWAYS wins in divorce, unless the man is a freemason and then his brothers in the judicial mafia ensure the ex-wife suffers the seem fate with persecution campaigns that millions of ex-husbands endure thanks to the mobsters running the courts for their own and the crown's self enrichment.

The BBC are the protectors of that system with media lawyers acting for the Law society's ensuring nothing gets out about how they operate these huge financial scams and why there are endless propaganda reports on domestic violence , as this is the weapon they use to ensure the trillion pound legal aid trough continues unabated while men's lives are destroyed on a daily basis by the utter scum and dregs of the earth. Another shocking and heavily misleading report by the Bloody Big Con and not unusual as men are sick and tired of the vile feminist claptrap manufactured by a publicly funded broadcaster run by a feminist leaning, homosexual leaning , judicial leaning and legal mafia leaning tv station.





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I, Steven G. Erickson, was attacked on my property, 10-11-01, in Stafford Springs, Connecticut. I owned 3 rental properties that I had fixed up from a boarded up condition. I had my 15 year old daughter in my life and we did things regularly. I had built up a contracting business over 2 decades. I was arrested for pepper spraying a mugger, a felon, who threatened to cut my penis off and kill me if I didn't hand over my wallet.

We fought, and I didn't want to get stabbed, so I pepper sprayed him, and myself, and we continued to fight. I crawled into my home, ran my eyes under water. Police showed up refused to take my complaint against my attacker and later committed perjury about that fact. They refused to take statements from witnesses. Then police committed perjury about that too. Only I was arrested. It was retaliation.

With no record I faced a year and half in prison, no deals. I had evicted a prostitute, Lana Thompson, who allegedly gave the Rockville Superior Court Prosecutor, Keith Courier, oral sex to retaliate against me for evicting her. So, Courier refused to give me the $100 program where my charges could be erased after 6 months, a program I was entitled to as a first offender resisting being mugged on my own property. The mugger was given immunity for committing felonies to prosecute me for misdemeanors. Self-defense is illegal in Connecticut.

So, I hired Stafford Springs, Ellington, Connecticut, area Attorney Michael H. Agranoff, to represent me. I had talked to him about suing the Connecticut State Police for violating my civil rights for refusing to protect and serve because I didn't know the right people (organized crime). Agranoff charged me over $17,000 and couldn't get me the $100 AR, Accelerated Rehabilitation Program in which I was entitled to.

There was a diagram in front of the court. It showed my properties. A tenant I was evicting was harboring the felon who attacked me. He attacked me around side my other adjacent house. The tenant said she saw me being attacked and defending myself where I parked my work van when I returned from double shift of work. She would have had to be able to see through a house in the dark. I requested that Agranoff point out on the diagram that the tenant could not see through a house in the dark. Agranoff refused to do it saying that the judge told him that he wasn't allowed to defend me. The judge, [Jonathan J. Kaplan], refused to let me point that out on the diagram, and refused to allow me to make a statement in my defense when Agranoff refused to defend me.

So, the attorney fee of over $17,000, I got a second prosecutor. As it seemed Attorney Agranoff was more of a help prosecuting me when he refused to defend me. Agranoff told me he owed the judge a favor for not being disbarred for having an inappropriate relationship with an underage client. Agranoff was supposed to appeal my case or submit a reason why he didn't. He did neither.

Agranoff refused to supply my client case file, something he is required to do. He refused. Agranoff sent me conflicting bills with conflicting hours and why the charges were on their. Agranoff lost his copy of my billing hours and asked me for a copy of what I had.

This is why America and everywhere else, lying lawyers are hated. I lost my properties, my daughter doesn't speak to me, I have trouble getting a job, a place to live, my life is in shambles. Thank you lying lawyers and scumbag judges you ruined my life. You are ruining America and most countries.

I had intended on posting this. I'm just pissed, still. I posted the above video and just couldn't help venting ...

-stevengerickson At yahoo.com

[Post on Attorney Michael H. Agranoff] the self professed DCF Specialist. If you have a problem with Department of Children and Families, I myself wouldn't get a scumbag lawyer, especially Agranoff.

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Lawyers are Needed to Bribe Judges, Disadvantages of Pro Se




I talked with a legal reform advocate for over 2 hours tonight. He is well versed, and English Common Law goes back to 1066, and most states' laws are based on this law.

A lawyer can lose gambling with a judge. Bet on a round of golf and lose a grand a hole for whatever number of holes, purposely playing badly. The cash may not even need to be handed, hand to hand, with some excuse. There are favors and other things that can be done to pay for rulings in cases. Let's call the guy I talked to tonight, Mr. X.

Mr. X says that if you are involved in a property dispute in a civil case with a mortgage company, or another individual, it is good to get an organized crime lawyer. The lawyer has preferred judges that he, or she, works with, called a "judge in the pocket". Organized Crime lawyers can predict the outcomes of cases, civil and criminal.

A Pro Se litigant can't just bribe a judge.

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Corporate Global Government Mass Arrests of Americans?

I considered moving to another state. DHS Department of Homeland Security would have to approve my getting a driver's license. I applied for a job, DHS Homeland Security had to be notified and then had to approve my being able to get a job. DHS is now in charge of financial transactions. So, to be able to have, use, or save money you must have DHS permission. DHS seems to be just the goons, along with the TSA, that have American under armed occupation for our international corporate and banker owners.

I have been tipped that DHS has likely hatched the biggest mass arrest of Americans in history. There is allegedly a massive program going on now to arrest all citizens, and non-citizens, as is possible. The first tier is arresting all citizens who have outstanding warrants. The 2nd tier is most likely people like me, Steven G. Erickson, for not being on board with the international corporate and banking abuse of all citizens in the world.

This is why I posted the above text:
http://www.opednews.com/Diary/Homeland-Security-Massive-by-Steven-G-Erickson-120310-775.html

http://judicialmisconduct.blogspot.com/2011/03/fusion-center-locations-and-information.html

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Proof Cops are told to be Douchebags at Roll Call?



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Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Wisconsin Bill Claims Single Moms Cause Child Abuse by Not Being Married

[re-posted from here]


By Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine



A state senator in Wisconsin says being single causes child abuse and neglect.

In Wisconsin, a state senator has introduced a bill aimed at penalizing single mothers by calling their unmarried status a contributing factor in child abuse and neglect.

Senate Bill 507, introduced by Republican Senator Glenn Grothman, moves to amend existing state law by "requiring the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board to emphasize nonmarital parenthood as a contributing factor to child abuse and neglect."

The bill would require educational and public awareness campaigns held by the board to emphasize that not being married is abusive and neglectful of children, and to underscore "the role of fathers in the primary prevention of child abuse and neglect."

Saying that people "make fun of old-fashioned families," Grothman -- who has never been married and has no children -- criticized social workers for not agreeing that children should only be raised by two married biological parents, and told a state Senate committee that he hopes the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention board, of which he's a member, could "publicize something that's politically incorrect but has to be said in our society."

"Whether that leads to more people paying attention and having children after they're married or whether that leads to some others making a choice for adoptions," he said.

A third of all parents in Wisconsin are single. Given that single mothers far outnumber single fathers in the state and in the rest of the country, and given the emphasis on fathers being part of the solution rather than part of the problem, many people feel that the bill is tantamount to an attack on single moms.

At Tuesday's meeting of the state Senate Committee on Public Health, Human Services, and Revenue, lawmakers and members of the public spoke out against the proposal.

"This bill is going to do nothing to help children avoid abuse. It's going to do nothing to help families," Democratic state Representative Chris Taylor said at the meeting. "What this bill does is call out and chastise women who have babies who are unmarried."

Grothman has advanced and supported other policies "that make it harder to access prevention-based health services so that they can prevent pregnancy, so that they're not in a situations here they have an unintended or unwanted pregnancy," Taylor added.

Grothman is also the sponsor of Wisconsin State Bill 202, which would repeal the state's Equal Pay Enforcement Act. Last year he claimed in an essay that the "Left and the social welfare establishment want children born out of wedlock because they are far more likely to be dependent on the government."

In "How The United States and The State of Wisconsin Are Working to Encourage Single Motherhood and Discouraging Children in 2-Parent Families," he wrote that the government urges women not to get married by making programs like low-income housing assistance, school choice, WIC, tax credits, and food stamps more attractive than marriage.

His solution? Restrict the types of foods that can be purchased with food stamps, make Section 8 housing more cramped and limit the value of assets owned living there to $2,000, and eliminate school choice, among other things. "It is inexcusable that a single mother making $15,000 gets her kid out of the Milwaukee Public Schools but a married couple earning $50,000 is stuck in the public schools," he wrote. "It is also somewhat outrageous that some married couples feel they can only afford one or two children in part because they are paying excessive taxes to provide programs for someone else to have four or five children.

Edward Kuharski of Madison, Wisconsin, spoke out against the bill, calling it "off target."

"I don't understand a bill that's just about stating an opinion," he said, "and that appears to be the entire purpose of this bill, simply to assert an opinion and impose it upon an expert body that knows perfectly well how to do its business."

"Senator Grothman has no experience in parenting," Kuharski pointed out. "The contribution of institutional increase in neglect and abuse of children … has nothing to do with what you learned in Sunday school. Nothing. Before you put a larger target on the back of the people that you have attacked through many other bills, stop and take some responsibility for it."

Edward Kuharski - Speaking against SB 507 (which criminalizes single & unmarried parents)


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Timothy Riley speaks against a bill proposed by WI Senator Glenn Grothman, who has never been married & has no children, that seeks to criminalize single or unmarried parents. In his twisted mind he believes that child abuse & child neglect only occurs with parents that aren't married.
This is from a meeting of the Senate Committee on Public Health, Human Services, and Revenue on Feb. 29, 2012

Article (from Forbes):
http://www.forbes.com/sites/rickungar/2012/03/02/wisconsin-gop-leader-propose...


PDF of Grothman's disturbing views on families:
http://legis.wisconsin.gov/senate/grothman/Documents/Grothman-families.pdf

Copy of SB 507:
http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2011/related/proposals/sb507


Full session can be viewed here:
http://www.wiseye.org/Programming/VideoArchive/EventDetail.aspx?evhdid=5846



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With the passage of the NDAA, the military detention act, will parents be unable to pick up their kids from schools, and will children be separated from parents to weaken any resistance. The military has geared up with a war with the American people if a war with Iran can be pulled off. When those in the military, who are now discussing policy, talk about this, you have to take them seriously. The below video should have a different title.

Anwar al-Awlaki Was A FBI Asset, Triple Agent Before 9/11 1/3


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On the Monday, March 5 edition of the Alex Jones Show, Alex talks with U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Shaffer, who is known for his revelations about government mishandled intelligence prior to the September 11 attacks and for the censoring of his book, Operation Dark Heart, by the Pentagon. Shaffer is currently a Senior Fellow at the Center for Advanced Defense Studies. Lt.Col. Anthony Shaffer breaks down how Anwar al-Awlaki Was A Triple Agent, A FBI Asset Before 9/11.
http://www.abledangerblog.com/
http://www.infowars.com/
http://www.prisonplanet.tv/
http://twitter.com/#!/RealAlexJones



Anwar al-Awlaki Was A FBI Asset, Triple Agent Before 9/11 2/3


Anwar al-Awlaki Was A FBI Asset, Triple Agent Before 9/11 3/3


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Organized Crime can Order USDOJ to shut down an FBI Investigation

Will those who obtain the below knowledge want to say STFU Israel about Iran? Will citizens want to obtain representation for their taxation after listening to the below videos? Will those who listen to the below videos want to stop the warring, spying, torture, rape, robbing, and murder that is being funded using our money and is perpetrated by our international corporate and banking owners?



The picture above which is unrelated to spying, the CIA, the USDOJ, and has nothing to do with post, other than being visually pleasing to go with post, was found here.

How is Ronald Reagan era US Attorney General Edwin Meese III involved in any wrongdoing? Edwin Meese is mentioned in the 2nd video below about hunting The Octopus. What happens when US Attorney Generals are promised cushy jobs as lobbyists, to get speaking fees, and/or high paying jobs in the corporate, banking, or spy world?


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Can you trust tyrants to investigate and police themselves. I was told that the former Connecticut State Police Commissioner Arthur L. Spada was the one man grand jury for Connecticut. So if you had a complaint about Spada, you had to complain to Spada, so Spada could be investigated. That makes sense, right?

There was allegedly one judge on Connecticut's Habeas Corpus review committee, Jonathan J. Kaplan. So, if you need relieve from an unfair case, or tyrannical judge, a more tyrannical judge decided to hear your case, or just have you waste more time, come before him so he could deny it. I know from talking to legislators on the Connecticut Judiciary Committee and who are in the Connecticut Judicial Branch, read this blog. So, if there is any errors above, email me, correct me. stevengerickson At yahoo.com

So, if American can be kidnapped, tortured, or killed for being on the list, where are there any checks and balances? The dead can't sue. Those who aren't allowed access to even the US rigged courts can't now pretend there is any real justice in the US. It looks like international corporate owners and bankers have representation, what about we the people? Why are we being taxed if we have no say? We can get profiles and arrested just for showing up in public. That makes sense, right?

Holder: When It Comes to Assassinating Americans, Due Process Includes Arbitrary Whims of the Regime

March 6th, 2012

Via: MSNBC:

The Fifth Amendment provides that no one can be “deprived of life” without due process of law. But that due process, Holder said, doesn’t necessarily come from a court.

“Due process and judicial process are not one and the same, particularly when it comes to national security. The Constitution guarantees due process, not judicial process,” the attorney general said.

Holder said a U.S. citizen can legally be targeted in a foreign country if that person is “a senior leader of al-Qaida or associated forces,” and is actively involved in planning to kill Americans. Killing would be justified if the person poses an imminent threat of a violent attack against the U.S. and cannot easily be captured.

Any military operation targeting a citizen overseas must be carried out consistent with the law of war. “The principle of humanity requires us to use weapons that will not inflict unnecessary suffering,” he said.

The ACLU called Holder’s explanation “a defense of the government’s chillingly broad claimed authority to conduct targeted killings of civilians, including American citizens, far from any battlefield without judicial review or public scrutiny.”

“Few things are as dangerous to American liberty as the proposition that the government should be able to kill citizens anywhere in the world on the basis of legal standards and evidence that are never submitted to a court, either before or after the fact,” said Hina Shamsi, director of the ACLU’s National Security Project.

“Anyone willing to trust President Obama with the power to secretly declare an American citizen an enemy of the state and order his extrajudicial killing should ask whether they would be willing to trust the next president with that dangerous power,” she said.


Afghanistan: Special Forces Under CIA Control Would be Considered Spies, Allowing White House to Claim U.S. Troops Have Been Withdrawn

March 5th, 2012

Via: AntiWar:

Top Pentagon officials are floating an idea to put elite special operations forces under CIA control in Afghanistan after 2014, sources told The Associated Press.

The plan is one of several possible scenarios being considered and has not yet been presented to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, the White House, or the relevant congressional oversight committees.

If the plan were adopted, the U.S. government would be able to officially say that there are no more troops in Afghanistan, because once the special operations teams are assigned to CIA control they become spies. This would obviously hinder any potential for accountability and transparency, since activities and funding would become classified and journalists or other forms of oversight would not be welcomed.


The Museum of Government Waste

March 6th, 2012

Maybe the filmmakers could get a B-2 bomber to park out front:

Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit

Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit

At $2 billion each in 1997 dollars ($2.8 billion each in 2012 dollars), however, they would have to significantly increase their fundraising efforts.

Via: Museum of Government Waste:



Help us Open an Actual Museum of Gov't Waste


Filmed over the last 5 years, MUSEUM OF GOVERNMENT WASTE follows regular citizens Jim and Ellen Hubbard as they travel to Washington, DC in the ultimate quest to find out why the federal government is spending our country into bankruptcy. In an effort to get behind the closed doors of Capitol Hill and see how and why Congress really makes its decisions, Jim and Ellen decide to run an experiment.

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Attorney General Holder defends execution without charges

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Barack Obama and Eric Holder
Barack Obama and Eric Holder (Credit: Reuters)

In a speech at Northwestern University yesterday, Attorney General Eric Holder provided the most detailed explanation yet for why the Obama administration believes it has the authority to secretly target U.S. citizens for execution by the CIA without even charging them with a crime, notifying them of the accusations, or affording them an opportunity to respond, instead condemning them to death without a shred of transparency or judicial oversight. The administration continues to conceal the legal memorandum it obtained to justify these killings, and, as The New York Times" Charlie Savage noted, Holder's "speech contained no footnotes or specific legal citations, and it fell far short of the level of detail contained in the Office of Legal Counsel memo." But the crux of Holder's argument as set forth in yesterday's speech is this:

Some have argued that the president is required to get permission from a federal court before taking action against a United States citizen who is a senior operational leader of Al Qaeda or associated forces. This is simply not accurate. "Due process" and "judicial process" are not one and the same, particularly when it comes to national security. The Constitution guarantees due process, not judicial process.

When Obama officials (like Bush officials before them) refer to someone "who is a senior operational leader of Al Qaeda or associated forces," what they mean is this: someone the President has accused and then decreed in secret to be a Terrorist without ever proving it with evidence. The "process" used by the Obama administration to target Americans for execution-by-CIA is, as reported last October by Reuters, as follows:

American militants like Anwar al-Awlaki are placed on a kill or capture list by a secretive panel of senior government officials, which then informs the president of its decisions . . . There is no public record of the operations or decisions of the panel, which is a subset of the White House's National Security Council . . . Neither is there any law establishing its existence or setting out the rules by which it is supposed to operate.

As Leon Panetta recently confirmed, the President makes the ultimate decision as to whether the American will be killed: "[The] President of the United States obviously reviews these cases, reviews the legal justification, and in the end says, go or no go."

So that is the "process" which Eric Holder yesterday argued constitutes "due process" as required by the Fifth Amendment before the government can deprive of someone of their life: the President and his underlings are your accuser, your judge, your jury and your executioner all wrapped up in one, acting in total secrecy and without your even knowing that he's accused you and sentenced you to death, and you have no opportunity even to know about, let alone confront and address, his accusations; is that not enough due process for you? At Esquire, Charles Pierce, writing about Holder's speech, described this best: "a monumental pile of crap that should embarrass every Democrat who ever said an unkind word about John Yoo."

Read this entire critical article at Salon




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Monday, March 05, 2012

Corrupt Courts and Putting Citizens who know too much in Mental Hospitals

Two women with children, both scientists, were saying the same things about Lyme Disease, fraud in testing in treatment of Lyme, and about international organized crime exploits of Big Pharma. Kathleen Dickson was in Connecticut USA. Lisa Masterson was in the UK, the London area. Both had their kids taken away and were hauled off to mental hospitals after having their kids taken away. This was retaliation for costing Big Pharma 100's of millions, if not billions, of dollars in lost illegal profits.

What do Big Pharma, Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Department of Administrative Services, Connecticut State Police Special Ops spies, Connecticut Courts, Connecticut Department of Children and Families DCF, and legislators on the Judiciary Committee all have in common?

Putting people on dangerous mind altering prescription drugs for long periods of time, throwing citizens in mental hospitals is a go to tool in a Police State. Citizens are being targeted for being beaten up, losing their kids, losing their jobs, losing their homes, to be put in mental hospitals, to be railroaded to prison, and now with the NDAA, maybe even officially kidnapped, tortured, and then murdered. Cost the international elite establishment (organized crime involving corporate owners and bankers) and you too can be toasted.

Anyone who wants to know the anatomy of an official bag job, should look into the Connecticut DMR Department of Retardation Whistleblower Retaliation case against [Anne Kristine Blake]. If you are in court, or going to be railroaded to prison, or a mental hospital, it might be good to put the Blake case in as evidence to how creepy the state can be.

Drugs, Psychiatric Quackery, and Lyme Disease


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Kathleen Dickson, a Lyme Disease Activist, and former research scientist for a major pharmaceutical company weighs in on psychotropic drugs and the mental health field.



The Skippy on Lyme Disease Fraud


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Connecticut Officials and/or Yale University are allegedly involved in one of the biggest scams ever, involving Big Pharma, Corporate Fraud, racketeering, obstruction of justice, and running a state like a Mafia organization. A State and corporations should not be able to operate as a syndicate defrauding citizens and the world. The numbers tell the story. Kathleen Dickson shows the Patent numbers, the dates, and the percentages for accurate testing of Lyme Disease. Someone would have to disprove the math and all the claims that have documents to disprove her case. There is no personal attack or conflict of personalities when "just the facts ma'am" are produced. Applaud a woman sick with Lyme, a former research scientist at Pfizer for having the courage to speak out. She tool LymeRix off the market after testifying in front of the FDA. She has been retaliated against as a whistleblower ever since. You now have the facts, pass them on to others, let law enforcement know that you expect them to go after the bad guys.

http://thegetjusticecoalition.blogspot.com/2007/09/connecticuts-organized-cri...

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The World Bank is involved in Population Reduction:


The World Bank, HIV/AIDS, & Fraud? (Part 1)


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Uploaded by on May 16, 2008

In Washington, DC, we had a national whistleblowers meeting on judicial misconduct, Stewart Mott House, Capitol Hill, 122 Maryland Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20002, May 15, 2008.

This is footage of the International portion involving banks, corporate executives, judges, law enforcement, and others claiming that they have judicial or sovereign immunity to be able to break laws, harm, and cause the death of people with no financial or criminal liability.

More information and video here:


http://judicialmisconduct.blogspot.com/2008/05/citizens-forum-on-judicial.html

Part 2 of video:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=diizvo82Q5s

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Press release text from

3/19/2008
World Bank Action "Too Little, Too Late" to Correct HIV Corruption; Bank Uses CDC in Cover-Up
After nearly one year's delay, the World Bank announced last Thursday that it will further investigate disclosures involving the distribution of defective HIV/AIDS test kits, mass purchased as part of a health care project in India. GAP client Dr. Kunal Saha first informed the Bank's Department of Institutional Integrity (INT) of the use of the faulty kits in a draft report in May 2007. In the ensuing months, various World Bank officials have attempted to conceal the facts about the case, discredit Dr. Saha in both the US and India, and use the US Center for Disease Control (CDC) to cover-up fraud. Statements made by World Bank officials to the media last week about this issue were grossly misleading.

http://thesrv.blogspot.com/2008/05/world-harming-banks.html

"Whistle blower DC conference"



P2 The World Bank, HIV/AIDS, & Fraud?



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Excerpt from [this Stark Raving Viking blog post]:


If GMO "food" is making sheep and cattle sick, is killing them, is causing spontaneous abortions, and the "food" designed to grow its own poison to kill crop eating bugs, might be killing natural bacteria in the stomachs of farm animals where they can starve with full stomachs of GMO, such as provided by Monsanto, so these animals are dying horrifically painful deaths.

The corporations and banks who run the US Government, US Military, and who are out to rule the world want you to eat this same food. Should you trust them to give you injections, and inoculations? If there is civil unrest, can you trust them to "care" about you when you are sent to a FEMA Camp? Information about DHS Homeland Security Fusion Center Locations and the TSA agenda [click here].

[Plum Island] which is a bio-weapons laboratory is allegedly the source of Lyme Disease and the West Nile Virus, weaponized African continent based diseases and viruses made stronger in labs. Sheep and goats infected with various diseases were allegedly used to produce infected urine to be dried and sprayed all over war zones such as in Iraq. Is there more to Gulf War Syndrome?

I recall Kathleen Dickson telling me about Yale University scientists in New Haven and Big Pharma are working on bio-weapons that will kill people based on their race. Allegedly some of what has been developed kill Jewish people too, and further work is needed to allow Jews to live while killing target races. [Check link] for interviews with Kathleen Dickson.

I put blog posts about lawyers and Connecticut State Senator John A. Kissel. I found out lawyers, and others, can hire hackers, or just give your name to goons in government, and posts on the internet can no longer be found in word searches. If word searches are only sought by those are considered political activists, the new results can go directly to webpages made to infect computers, or are to cause computer failure. What happened to Lisa Masterson in the UK, and Kathleen Dickson in the USA, when they exposed the billion dollar taxpayer fraud perpetrated by Big Pharma? [story]

I had gone to Connecticut State Senator John A. Kissel of Enfield about removing Judge Jonathan J. Kaplan for bias in civil cases, and proposed Civilian Oversight of Police. Connecticut State Police then threatened me with being beaten/tortured , being killed, and losing my family job, property, and going to prison after I talked to Kissel. After I was railroaded to prison, Kissel wrote me in prison to say, "Life isn't fair ..." in other words, " ... buck it up, it is public corruption baby, shut up and like it!" [Chris Kennedy on Judge Kaplan, Kaplan's friend Sen. Kissel running interference for corrupt tyrant judge] [on CT DCF misconduct]

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Plum Island Conspiracy Theory Jesse Ventura


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Plum Island
Aired: 10/15/2010

Original TruTV description:
Jesse storms Congress to find out if the government is conducting dangerous experiments at the Plum Island Animal Research Center off the coast of Long Island. The center, which began as a bio-warfare lab run by former Nazi scientists, has been blamed for spreading diseases and viruses throughout the mainland, including African swine flu and Lyme disease. Some suspect the mysterious Montauk Monster emanated from the facility. TV-14



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Sunday, March 04, 2012

Attn DCF, Attorneys, Officials, Police

As I have in the past, I've kept ALL of YOU who have given me information anonymous when you have asked.

I know attorneys can be disbarred, arrested, and imprisoned if they break ranks with other attorneys, the police, and the real scary Black Robed Mafia of Judges. So, I understand what you police officers, workers for courts, public officials, and members of the public who have inside information have to fear.

I have the same fears myself.

I've received death threats and the Connecticut State Police even enforced a "no dating" policy on me for my having broke up with a Connecticut State Police Confidential Informant who had confessed that she had been offered money to set me up. So, I know how absolutely sleazy the Police State can be.

Police, Officer, Official, or not, patriots stand up to tyranny.

It is good that some of you risk everything to do the right thing. The international organized crime elite want to rip you off and do you in too when there is no further use for you, or if they have stolen all they can from you. So, whose side should you be on?

So, please continue to feel free to contact me. I know there are very few places to actually go. Courts and official investigations are rigged in the US. Give me the tips, and I'll do my best to follow them up. I can cover stories and do audio interviews maybe no one else will do. I have noticed that the most abusive court workers, DCF, police, attorneys, officials, and judges can change their tune, like roaches, when light is shown on them.

-stevengerickson At yahoo.com

These are my pet peeves of the day [click here]

US "Democide" to exceed Genocide of Past?



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Friday, March 02, 2012

Court Case Rigging and Official Jury Tampering

Chris Kennedy told me that complaints that he had against a judge and/or prosecutor ended up in a legal file in another court case in another jurisdiction in the state of Connecticut. To me whatever staffers put those papers in the file the judge sees, was telling the other judge, "Retaliate against this citizen."

In Enfield, Connecticut, Superior Court, a Judge allegedly has told defendants, mostly minorities and poor, to take a deal, innocent or guilty, or suffer the worst possible wrath of the courts. Does that sound like justice? I can provide more details for those who are interested.

Citizens can be put on [Target Lists].

I know from my own case of resisting being mugged on my property, the actual trial was about different issues, not the alleged crimes. A police worker was allowed on my jury against my strike. The trial became about my having complained to police and elected officials based on what was placed in my file.

A video tape of how to find me guilty, nothing about reasonable doubt or finding me innocent was played to the jury. My lawyer, Michael H. Agranoff, told me that he had an improper relationship with an underage client and was almost disbarred and owed Judge Jonathan J. Kaplan a favor, and would be disbarred, if he hadn't helped prosecute me, not defend me. Agranoff's fee for being a 2nd prosecutor in my case was over $17,000 for my case of resisting being mugged on my own property.

By having a lawyer I was blocked from any defense, including my defending myself. I got a year in prison for resisting being mugged. Agranoff told me when he came to me in prison that I was lucky he was my lawyer because things could have been much worse for me. He said that he wasn't charging me, and then billed me 2 hours for his outrageous hourly fee and I had not agreed to his visit. He just told me I had to pay the rest of his bill when I got out, what a tool.

So, it would be a good idea to know what is in the file that the judge sees. It might be rigging of the case. If your judge pulls your lawyer into chambers, he or she might be telling your lawyer to throw your case. From what Connecticut State Senator Edwin Gomes, [video], has said I get the impression that the more passionate speakers on public corruption, judicial misconduct, and police brutality are "profiled" in my opinion. I spoke in front of legislators on the Connecticut Judiciary Committee. I was then warned by a retired police officer that I was put on the Connecticut State Police Capitol Guard list to be arrested the next time I showed up. I had said I would go to more meetings with Francis C. P. Knize, and others, if memory serves correctly. That was back in 2006. [Video of my testimony].

I wonder if the Connecticut State Police Capitol Guard pre-planned Michael Nowacki's recent arrest for testifying in front of legislators of the Judiciary Committee. [Links]

An FBI paid Agent Provocateur was hauled in from New York to answer about what he said about two legislators on the Connecticut Judiciary Committee. These two, Andrew J. McDonald and Michael P. Lawlor, now work in the Connecticut governor's office, under Governor Dannel Malloy. So, these guys in the governor's office have more juice than the FBI, or is there more to the story? Check this link. As inappropriate and inflamatory as it is, Lawlor and McDonald have been labeled as members of "The Gay Mafia", so what is said almost openly, over and over, I reiterate in print. [This pdf file link] might then show typical alleged Gay Mafia behavior when they are legislators rigging the system for the Black Robe Mafia.

Michael Nowacki of New Canaan, Connecticut [No-Wacki Leaks website].

Chris Kennedy and I witnessed Capitol Guards trying to stare us down to possibly intimidate us out of testifying, making us fear being there, make us fear being arrested for appearing in public. They came right in the Judiciary Committee Public Hearing to stand in from of us and give us their mean gorilla stares.

Police State Stress Test:

Capitol Guards pulled right up to each of the bumpers of our cars, got right up close to our cars and pulled to one side, then the other, racing the engine, and making the tires squeal with hard breaking. The lights on type were not flashing, but the officer turned the light illumination on so we would know they were the Connecticut State Police. I took it to be just more police state terrorizing citizens who believe the 1st Amendment still applies in America. This is typical Official State of Connecticut intimidation to go after non-cheerleaders of the antics of the less than 1% Elite.

A friend of mine on the Cape in Mass, called me to let me know to look on Attorney Norm Pattis' blog for what he says is possible governor's office corruption involved in a civil case regarding events unfolding in Bridgeport, Connecticut. I will when I have time.
Update, here is one of the links:
http://www.pattisblog.com/index.php?article=Attacking_the_Vote_in_Hartford_5287&limit=2

-stevengerickson AT yahoo.com

Chris Kennedy on Vernon Rockville Superior and Family Court Judge Jonathan J. Kaplan:
http://thegetjusticecoalition.blogspot.com/2011/12/chris-kennedy-exposes-connecticut-judge.html

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The below video was uploaded Oct '06. A day, or so after, the owner of Free Speech dot com was allegedly so terrorized and/or intimidated by agents for legislators of the Judiciary Committee and/or for the Connecticut State Police that over 5000 of my blog posts were then taken from view:


My two laptops and a desktop of a friend fried in Stonington Connecticut. Free Speech dot com servers fried two or 3 times. Chris Kennedy's house had a power surge where he lost all his electronics, microwave oven, oil burner electronics, televisions, and computers in a power surge that hit his house but not his neighbors. Shortly after seeing two Connecticut State Police Cruisers in front of the Wales, Massachusetts, horse farm that I was staying at, all computers, oil burner, microwave ect. fried in the house I was renting a room in MASSACHUSETTS. What are Connecticut State Police doing following me into MASSACHUSETTS if I am not wanted for committing any crimes? The neighbors didn't suffer the same electronics frying events as there were no power surges in those homes. These "events" considered separately, don't really raise any suspicions, but taken together, they do. Something is always in common, the Connecticut Department of Administrative Services. Police Officers mocking me about the content of my cell phone calls and emails is another story. My refusing to continue to date a Connecticut State Police to institute a "No Dating Policy" on me. I talk about that [here, scroll down for red italics text].

If tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of dollars were spend to spy on Steven G. Erickson, to have two cruisers with officers follow me into Home Depot, go to where I get my van fixed, and follow me to, and from, work and to whomever I visit, to listen in on my calls, read my emails, and pay others for alleged black ops, why did police seem to just do the equivalent of roast marshmallows after Dr. Petit's family suffered a home invasion and his wife and daughters suffered rape and sodomy? Sounds like misappropriation of tax dollars and serious Constitutional Violations to me.

Warning: Foul Language, Adult Subjects, Inflammatory Video
[My LiveLeak.com video] on the Dr. Petit Family Saga makes any angst that Michael Nowacki has shown in his testimony as being a subdued and respectful member speaking as part of a church choir. I used to respectfully request, and was nice and polite. For fixing up boarded up rental properties, raising a family paying taxes, building a contracting business over 2 decades, and requesting my government, courts, and police to do their jobs, I go to prison, got my ankles kicked by guards, forced to drop my pants, spread my butt cheeks in hallways, and move my testicles side to side for the sadistic visual pleasure of guards. Made to do so in hallways and common areas. Yes, I'm angry. Connecticut prison guards would probably make excellent TSA agents if they have a fascination at looking squatting behind a person to look in the anal cavities, mostly men looking at other men that way. I guess you have to be "special" to be a guard.

My father coming to visit me, asking me, "How lazy are you lying around jail all day, instead of working, in a scale 1 to 10?" is the only reason I wasn't raped in prison. I was so angry clumps of my hair were falling out of my head. I could have killed King Kong attacking him while naked, using my bare hands, had I been able to let myself vent my rage.

When two African American inmates slammed me against a bathroom wall and held my arms apart on each of my sides, where they pulled with all their strength on my hands, my pants were pulled down, and a 6'3" muscular inmate who had his eye shot out in a Boston area armed car robbery pulled my pants down and used hand cream to start lubing his erect penis up. My comment was, "You really don't want to keep your remaining eye, do you asshole?"

The African Americans set me down. I asked the scumbag who lubed himself up if he still wanted to rape me. He punked out, so he owed me a percentage of all his sports gambling racket, my inmate bunk was made for me by someone else, my laundry was done, and I got on line first to eat as the new head of my Storrs CI prison block. Guards then had to come to me to settle any disputes between inmates and had to ask me for my decisions. That must have made the guards' blood boil. I think of nearly being raped, and blame each legislator sitting on the Judiciary Committee for being so corrupt that I believe they made it so, even when I speak to them. It is hard not to let the absolute hatred, and rage, show.

This post wasn't intended to be so much about me, or even about me, sorry. Sorry to all that I have come across as abrasive to. I don't know how to keep my mind from racing and always having to contain my rage for being so violated, paying my taxes to have been so violated. The system is so broken, I need to funnel the rage into positive, results getting action.

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The State of Connecticut is becoming even more notorious for its public corruption, judicial misconduct, Police Brutality, and official child abduction and parent fleecing scams of courts and DCF, the Connecticut Department of Children and Families.

[Steven G. Erickson LiveLeak.com uploaded videos]

I talk about public corruption and citizens abuse in a general sense, and my case, more in these posts:
http://starkravingviking.blogspot.com/2012/03/eliot-i-have-sex-with-hookers-spitzer.html

http://starkravingviking.blogspot.com/2012/02/corporations-are-governments-without.html

http://thesrv.blogspot.com/2012/03/i-was-enemy-combatant-pre-911.html

The Steven G. Erickson mugshot, scroll down in this post:
http://thegetjusticecoalition.blogspot.com/2011/02/letter-text-to-us-vermont-senators.html

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The Brigitte and Craig Jurczyk Connecticut State Police and Connecticut Court Horror Story:

[click here] for:

Police Facebook Gang out to steal your home?

If you have a car, the police want to steal it. If you have a spouse or significant other, police in the US want to break up your relationship. If you have a kids, they want to take them. If you have a house, they want it. If you don't have a criminal record, they want to change that and put you in prison. If you make a police misconduct complaint, the police want you dead.


Image to depict insane clown Colchester (Basrah, Norwich Court) Connecticut State Police Troop K Trooper

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Thursday, March 01, 2012

Occupy Rallies Against Powerful Right-Wing Group You've Never Heard Of




The below re-posted from:
http://motherjones.com/mojo/2012/02/alec-occupy-wall-street-protest-f29



Today, occupiers in 80 American cities will hold the movement's largest coordinated demonstration since fall: a huge protest against the American Legislative Exchange Council.

Never heard of it? That's the point.

"It's an extremely secretive organization," says David Osborn, an organizer with Occupy Portland's Portland Action Lab, which is spearheading the national protest (known on Twitter as #F29 and #ShutDownTheCorporations). "Our goal is to expose the destructive role that it plays in our society."

Founded in 1973 as a "nonpartisan membership organization for conservative state lawmakers," ALEC brings together elected officials and corporations like Walmart, Bank of America, and McDonald's to draft model legislation that often promotes a right-wing agenda. It claims to be behind 10 percent of bills introduced in state legislatures.

Though Mother Jones broke the story on ALEC in 2002, the group began gaining more attention from progressive activists in July, when the Center for Media and Democracy obtained and published a trove of more than 800 "model bills" crafted and voted upon by ALEC's members. Since then, the Center's website, ALEC Exposed, has drawn attention to ALEC's conservative agenda and funders, which include ExxonMobil, the Olin and Scaife families, and foundations tied to Koch Industries. "ALEC is like a speed-dating service for lonely legislators and corporate executives," says Mark Pocan, a Democratic state assemblyman in Wisconsin, where ALEC played a role in last year's efforts to cripple public-sector unions. "The corporations write the bills and the legislators sign their names to the bills. In the end, we're stuck with bad laws and nobody knows where they came from."

"ALEC is like a speed-dating service for lonely legislators and corporate executives," says one activist.

Prominent bills drafted by ALEC include Arizona's SB 1070 (the nation's strictest anti-immigration legislation) and proposals introduced in 38 states to undermine Obama's health care law by making it illegal to penalize residents for failing to obtain health insurance. A recent study of ALEC's impact in Virginia found that it was responsible for 50 bills introduced there, including legislation to require people to show identification before voting, encourage schools to contract with private education companies, and legalize the use of deadly force in defending one's home.

Democratic lawmakers in Arizona and Wisconsin are fighting back. Their proposed ALEC Accountability Act would require the group to register as a lobbying organization, thereby forcing it to disclose its financiers. Pocan, the Wisconsin assemblyman, went so far as to crash an ALEC convention in New Orleans and post his findings on YouTube.

In the works since January, today's protests are just as much about the broader issue of corporate control of politics. "We are rejecting a society that does not allow us to control our future," says a call to action on Shut Down the Corporations, the umbrella website for the protests. Here is a rundown of some of the planned actions:

  • Southern California: Actions targeting one of the largest Walmart distribution centers in support of nonunion warehouse workers
  • New York City: A teach-in by Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi (coiner of the "vampire squid" meme) and actions targeting Bank of America, Pfizer, and the Koch brothers
  • Salt Lake City: A mock debutante ball in the state capitol that will draw attention to a Utah replica of Arizona's anti-immigrant law
  • Portland, Oregon: Actions targeting ALEC corporations throughout the city
  • Phoenix: A rally at the state capitol focusing on union-busting and anti-immigrant bills followed by a "museum-style" tour of ALEC corporations


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Eliot "I have sex with hookers" Spitzer



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