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06-04-12 -- Our Constitutional Republic lost one of its most formidable Patriot warriors against tyranny and sedition. Tommy Cryer, age 62, of Shreveport, Louisiana, was an honest, principled, and valiant attorney — a true American hero. He saw his duty, and did not shirk from it; he met it head on, and through his knowledge and fortitude was able to prevail against the forces of evil. . . . The enemies of Liberty tried to still his voice, and end his activities for the Cause of Justice and Freedom, by bringing false charges against him to try to cover up their seditious acts. But they did not prevail, because a jury of true Americans had the courage to reject the government's lies and find him innocent. . . . After being acquitted of all charges by a jury of his peers on July 11, 2007, Tommy founded Truth Attack — an affiliation of Patriot groups — to combat the wrong-doing of those within our government who are intent on taking away our substance, and using it against us. You can visit his website, www.truthattack.org, to learn the strategy he advocated and the projects he was engaged in. Although it will take more than a few Patriots to fill the gap that is left by his departure, it is important that his work be carried on.
Semper Fidelis ad Libertas, Veritus que Justitia
AFRA Member Michele Lee Bassett of Ohio passes away
For 48 years, a key focus of Sherman Skolnick's investigative reporting was the rampant judicial corruption in the courts of law in U.S.A., specifically in Chicago and in the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D. C. . . . Judges on the take, some of them termed "banksters” or "banker- judges", drew the attention not only of Skolnick’s seasoned Jewish humor but also of his relentless and feared public exposure mechanisms. . . . The robed mafiosi had him in jail eight times during his long life but could never stick anything of substance on him. . . . Twenty judges and over forty attorneys went behind bars, from 1969 to 1993 alone, through America’s leading judge-buster who has now passed on. . . . Skolnick started in his late twenties using his superb mental powers and writing skills as reflected in his reporting on judicial and political corruption. . . . Since 1958 he was a court reformer. . . . In 1963 he founded the Citizen’s Committee to Clean Up the Courts, a public interest group researching and disclosing certain instances of judicial bribery and political murders.
April 30, 2005
Self-Proclaimed Judicial Watchdog,
OHIO SUPREME COURT
3 justices seeking sanctions against judicial watchdog
Three Ohio Supreme Court justices tried to slap back at self-appointed judicial watchdog David Palmer yesterday, asking the state Elections Commission to sanction him with legal fees and costs for his latest complaints against them. . . . An attorney for Justice Alice Robie Resnick, an Ottawa Hills Democrat, felt so strongly about it that he objected when Mr. Palmer, formerly of Maumee and now living in California, withdrew his complaint just as one hearing was to begin. . . . "We have no intention of withdrawing the motion for attorney fees," Don McTigue said. "You don't go around filing complaints and wait for the other side to bring things to your attention to realize you're wrong. You have to do your homework." . . . The commission unanimously dismissed a complaint filed against Republican Justice Terrence O'Donnell. A final decision on a third complaint against Republican Chief Justice Thomas Moyer was postponed until May 26 to give Mr. Palmer a chance to respond to a late motion for dismissal and sanctions.
Dave Palmer is an investigative reporter and a prolific writer of stories critical of the Legal Industry. A former resident of Ohio, Palmer suffered from the tyranny found in the judicial corruption of The Buckeye State for many years as the result of multiple lawsuits involving the life threatening injuries of his wife in a 1987 auto accident. Watch Dog Dave was once persecuted by the Ohio Supreme Court with frivolous charges that he was “practicing law without a license,” charges he defeated at a lengthy hearing. Dave takes pride in his specialty, Remedial Ethics and Psychic Diplomas.
May 22, 2001 -- By Liz Sidoti, The Associated Press
Three judges who face complaints by a judicial watchdog for allegedly overbilling counties where they have served as visiting judges have paid back the state. . . . David Palmer, a Powell resident who heads a one-man judicial watchdog group he calls the Committee to Expose Dishonest and Incompetent Attorneys and Judges, claims the three, and many others, still owe the state thousands more. . . . Mr. Palmer filed the theft-in-office felony complaints against nine retired judges this month in Franklin County Municipal Court. He previously filed a complaint against Stephen Yarbrough, a former Lucas County Common Pleas judge. Hearings were set for Thursday and May 30.
OHIO J.A.I.L. FOR JUDGES
By: Ron Branson, VictoryUSA@jail4judges.org
Brett Kraft, the JIC of Ohio, wishes to display his new state's website. Take a tour. For those states having no website, take note and think of how your state may set up its site. (Your website is your billboard to the world.)
February 17, 2005
Bridging the Abyss Between the
PRNewswire/ -- Many of those who have experienced the matrimonial court are hoping that the Matrimonial Reform Commission will eliminate one of the world's great lies: "Justice will prevail." According to Monica Getz, founder and president of the New York Coalition for Family Justice, who will testify before the commission hearings today, "There is a major disconnect between what the judicial system delivers and what matrimonial litigants should reasonably expect when they are looking for justice."
She contends that individual horror stories are discounted as apparition and the victims as disgruntled; however, they form a large state and national crisis. "We need to address the system malfunctions that are creating a disastrous situation, particularly for children, who unfortunately are almost always the biggest victims of the process. With criminal investigations and a trial underway of several matrimonial judges, surely we must be reaching the tipping point where it is impossible to continue to accept the lack of accountability of the current system," Ms. Getz said.
"One of the reasons that reform has been slow to come is that the issues are complicated and threaten the status quo," Ms. Getz argues. "We see countless people who are treated contemptuously by the court and become voiceless victims of a system where the rules are often applied unequally."
Many of the cases that go to litigation are those where there is a custodial dispute. "Cases in which one parent is seeking to protect a child against an abusive spouse need an immediate and effective preliminary assessment. Such a step could prevent many of the cases we read about in the media, where it is too late to save the child. I have seen too many cases where the court sides with what I call the sociopath in an Armani suit," Ms. Getz said. "He or she is someone who knows how the game is played to influence the court, where judges and court-appointed forensics are unfamiliar with the pathology of abusers."
Ms. Getz cites several contributing factors to the helplessness felt by those who have been victimized by the current system:
Law guardians and forensics
specialists, whose qualifications and
§ The imbalance of power within the courtroom in favor of the moneyed spouse or the one with an inappropriately aggressive or unethical lawyer;
§ Frequent private conferences between judges and lawyers, excluding litigants in key conversations regarding their case;
§ The immense financial burden of lawyers' fees, court transcripts, and court appointees' fees, where the winner is often the one with the deepest pockets.
"It is time for the Courts to step into the 21st century by adding video cameras and audio tapes in the courtroom along with the court reporter. This would put all conversations and activities in the court room within the public domain, thus leveling the playing field and balancing the power. It would also help the Appellate Division make its own judgments on credibility issues instead of deferring to trial judges because they are the only ones who have witnessed the litigants.
"We have an enormous
task in front of us," Ms. Getz said. "It is time to dedicate ourselves
to a comprehensive approach that will restore confidence in the
matrimonial judicial system."
SOURCE New York Coalition for Family Justice Web Site: http://www.ncfj.org
NY MATRIMONIAL COMMISSION
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Matrimonial Commission site
International Fame for Two Legal Reform Jokesters
Fooling with free speech
*** Harvey Kash and Carl Lanzisera, a couple of elderly wiseacres who were arrested for telling lawyer jokes outside a New York courthouse. . . . As members of a legal-reform group that advocates -- publicly and often loudly -- for such things as cameras in courtrooms and minimum jail sentences for crooked lawyers, the two are used to unpleasant confrontations with members of the bar. . . . As members of a legal-reform group that advocates -- publicly and often loudly -- for such things as cameras in courtrooms and minimum jail sentences for crooked lawyers, the two are used to unpleasant confrontations with members of the bar.
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