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(Top video) Miami Beach, FL · (@Wilabee) ~ United States (WCJB) (Originally Published: March 26, 2016 ~ Updated: July 4, 2018) -- Watch as three men distract the store clerk and place card (reader) skimmer on ATM Point-of-Sale Machine.

"Black Cop Shoots 9 Y.O. White Girl!"

Wichita, Kansas ~ ( Originally Published: June 23, 2018 ~ Updated: July 9, 2018) -- (Photo) Former Wichita police officer Dexter Betts is charged with one count of aggravated battery in a shooting that wounded a 9-year-old girl on Dec. 30, 2017.
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"Golden [Guy] Killer Appears In Court!"
Sacramento, California ~ ( Originally Published: March 26, 2016 ~ Updated: July 4, 2018) -- The Golden State Killer, Joseph DeAngelo, is one of the most prolific predators in U.S. history. He sometimes invaded different houses on consecutive nights. Deangelo sometimes returned to the same neighborhood so often that the people who lived there slept in shifts. He terrorized the suburbs of Sacramento. Later on, he continued his murderous crime spree, near Los Angeles, hundreds of miles to the south. (See: Full Hearing!)
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin · (@Wilabee) ~ United States (WCJB) (Originally Published: May 23, 2018 ~ Updated: May 24, 2018) -- The video (Click here) shows an officer approaching Sterling Brown as he goes to get back into his car. The car was parked right in front of the Walgreens (the lot is essentially empty because it’s about 2 a.m.). Brown points out that he doesn’t see anything wrong with parking across two lanes since the lot is empty. The officer tells Brown to back away from him and calls for backup. When backup arrives, the officer (whose name was not released by MPD) says he “only wanted one [car for backup].” He claims that Brown got “right up in my face.” Several officers surround Brown. One angrily tells him to get his hand out of his pocket. When Brown points out that his hands are full, the officer wrenches Brown’s hand out, and a group of officers wrestle him to the ground and tase him. Brown can be heard groaning in anguish after an officer shouts “Taser! Taser! Taser!”

Parkland, FL {PUBLISHED: February 22, 2018 at 02:50 pm | UPDATED: February 23, 2018 at 02:45 pm} -- Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel announced Thursday that school resource officer, Deputy Scot Peterson turned in his retirement papers. Scot retired after being told he would be placed on leave without pay. Peterson was on the campus of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last week during the fatal school shooting.Peterson was armed and in uniform during the shooting. Israel said there was video showing Peterson's actions, but the video would not be released because the investigation is continuing. He said the video showed Peterson take up a position outside the building, but "he never went in."

New York, NY {PUBLISHED: March 6, 2017 at 12:50 pm | UPDATED: August 24, 2017 at 01:53 am} -- The New York health department alerted doctors to the case of a newborn who fell ill after undergoing the ultra-Orthodox Jewish practice in which the circumcision wound is cleaned by the Rabbi's mouth. The baby boy was rushed to hospital when he developed herpes following the controversial ancient circumcision ritual. A rash is said to have spread across the child’s genitals, buttocks, inner thighs and ankle two weeks after the procedure. An estimated 3,000 babies are circumcised each year using the method in New York City. NYC is home to the largest Jewish population outside Israel. There have been six cases of herpes among children who have had the ritual known as metzitzah b’peh performed on them since February 2015. Of the six previously undisclosed cases, two occurred last year and three in 2015. Herpes, a highly contagious viral disease which can cause blisters and ulcers. Herpes is more severe in newborn babies as their immune systems are not fully developed. Since 2000, there have been 24 cases of infant herpes linked to circumcision, leading to two deaths and two cases of brain damage.

(Published: Thurs., April 13, 2017) — On Monday, Nandi Cain Jr. had just gotten off work and was headed to his Sacramento apartment when he noticed an officer approaching from behind him with his hand on his gun, according to police accounts, videos of the event and local news reports. Cain put his hands up as the officer approached, but continued to walk away slowly. He asked the police officer the reason for the stop, then protested when he heard it: “You were jaywalking,” the officer said on the dash-cam video released by the police department this week. “I looked both ways,” Cain replied. “You’re harassing me. I just got off work. You’re trying to pull me over for nothing.” Click here for video

EL CENTRO, CA (WCJB) ~ United States The El Centro Police Department said it's investigating a video that shows officers using force on a suspect who put several people in danger Tuesday afternoon. The video shows officers beating 23-year-old Elizardo Saenz, an El Centro resident. It also shows a K-9 police dog attacking Saenz. (Click here for video)

Oakland, CA (WCJB) ~ United States -- A sex scandal involving Oakland police officers and a then underage girl has all the makings of a TV thriller. The saga is full of twists and turns. The scandal erupted months after Officer Brendan O'Brien committed suicide. O'Brien left a note spilling the details, including names. Three Oakland officers were placed on paid leave. A source said O'Brien in his suicide note confessed to exchanging messages with a young woman who goes by the name Celeste Guap. However, the note says he did not have sexual contact with her. The same sources said she has met multiple officers. In the note, O'Brien named the officers, including one sergeant, involved in the alleged sexual misconduct with Guap. Guap is the daughter of a Oakland police dispatcher. The police investigation will look at whether Guap was under age during some of the encounters with officers. (Click here for video)

New Orleans, LA (WCJB) ~ United States -- On September 4, 2005, New Orleans police received a call from an officer at Danziger Bridge reporting gunfire. Several NOPD officers—including Sgt. Kenneth Bowen, Sgt. Robert Gisevius, Officer Anthony Villavaso, and Officer Robert Faulcon—arrived at the scene in a Budget rental truck. They proceeded to open fire with assault rifles and a shotgun on an unarmed family, the Bartholomews, who had been walking to a grocery store and were then sheltering behind a concrete barrier. 17-year-old James Brissette—a family friend—was killed, and four other people were wounded. The police shooters stated that while approaching the bridge, they had been fired on by civilians, and were forced to return fire. Homicide detective Arthur "Archie" Kaufman was made the lead investigator on the case. He was later found guilty of conspiring with the defendants to conceal evidence in order to make the shootings appear justified, including fabricating information for his official reports on the case. NOPD lieutenant Michael Lohman also encouraged the officers to "provide false stories about what had precipitated the shooting" and plant a firearm near the scene. (Click here for video)

Aiken, S.C. (WCJB) ~ United States -- A horrifying new dashcam video shows at least one white member of the Aiken, S.C. Police Department search inside a black man’s rectum for the apparent crime of being a passenger in a car with paper tags, which, it bears noting, is not a crime in the state of South Carolina. Driving a car with paper tags isn’t illegal either, as long as they aren’t expired. The car belonged to a woman named Lakeya Hicks, who had the paper tags because she had recently purchased the vehicle. Hicks’ tags weren’t expired, and a check on her license came up clean. However, the cops didn’t let her go. (Click here for video)

Brooklyn, NY (WCJB) ~ United States -- When an unmarked police car drove very close to mailman Glenn Grays in Brooklyn, Grays shouted at the car. Four plainclothes officers got out of the car and started to handcuff him. Grays initially tried to resist, and one of the officers said “Stop resisting! You’re going to get hurt if you don’t give me your fucking hands.” (Click here for video)

Fresno, CA (WCJB) ~ United States -- (Warning Graphic Video) Fresno Police shoot and kill mentally ill man within seconds of exiting their patrol vehicle! (Click here for video)

Royal Oaks, MI (WCJB) ~ United States -- Another case of police brutality in the city of Royal Oak. The man doesn't resist at all! The reason for his arrest remains unknown. It appears as if the officers wanted to rip a limb off of him! (Click here for video)

San Francisco, CA (WCJB) ~ United States (Feb. 29, 2016) -- Cops CAUGHT ON CAMERA brutally beating man. When they realize they've been FILMED they try to confiscate the camera and ID the guy recording them. WATCH the video and see how well that went for them. SPREAD THE WORD! THIS IS HOW YOU RESPOND when a VIOLENT COP tries to take your camera! CALL Internal Affairs Division, 415-837-7170 and ask them why their officers BEAT people and then ILLEGALLY try to confiscate evidence of Police Brutality? (Click here for video)
Chowchilla, CA ~ United States -- Tyler Hormel, arrested by Madera County Sheriff''s Office on Monday (Feb. 8, 2016) and accused of sexual misconduct with a minor, has been fired from the Chowchilla Police Force, and charged with sexual misconduct. (Click here for video)
Marion County, Florida ~ United States -- A federal grand jury in Tampa has indicted a former Florida sheriff’s deputy on charges of violating the civil rights of an unarmed Black man, who was brutally beaten after surrendering to him and other officers following a brief chase last year, reports Reuters. Former Marion County sheriff’s deputy Jesse Terrell, 33, is accused of using excessive force against Derrick Price during the incident in August 2014 that was captured on video, according to the indictment handed down late Tuesday. Four of Terrell’s former colleagues pleaded guilty to the charge after accepting a deal, according to media sources. (Click here for video)
Wake County, North Carolina ~ United States -- Shon Demetrius McClain died from blunt force trauma to the head and neck 13 days after prosecutors say he got into a fight with officer Markeith Council in Wake County, North Carolina.(Click here for video)
New York ~ United States -- Opening statements and testimony began this week in the long-awaited trial of New York City police officer Peter Liang for the killing of Akai Gurley, an unarmed 28-year-old African-American man walking down the stairs in his apartment building, part of the Louis H. Pink housing projects in the East New York section of Brooklyn. Jury selection in the case was completed last week. Gurley died more than 14 months ago, on November 20, 2014, as two cops were making a “vertical patrol,” checking the stairwells in the high-rise building. As Brooklyn Assistant District Attorney Marc Fliedner put it, opening the prosecution’s case, “Akai Gurley is dead today because he crossed paths with Peter Liang.” Liang was indicted by a Brooklyn grand jury on manslaughter and other charges last February, and both prosecution and defense agree on the immediate events that led to Gurley’s death.(Click here for video)
Oklahoma City, OK ~ United States -- Daniel Holtzclaw has officially been sentenced for the rape and sexual assault of 13 Black women in Oklahoma. Will serve the rest of his life behind bars. He was sentenced to 263 years in prison. Holtzclaw, 29, was convicted in December of 2015, on 18 of the 36 counts he had been facing — including four counts of first-degree rape. (Click here for video)

United States -- Police officers physically outmatched by a combative male, resort to taser use. (Click here for video)

Chicago, IL -- Surveillance video (Click here for video) in connection with a Chicago police officer's fatally shooting 17-year-old Cedrick Chatman was released today by attorneys for the teen's family. A federal judge ordered the release of footage showing the 2013 shooting today after the city withdrew its objection to its being made public. Chicago police officer Kevin Fry fatally shot Chatman Jan. 7, 2013, in broad daylight during a foot chase, according to court records. Chatman’s family had fought for the video to be released as part of a wrongful death lawsuit they filed over the shooting against the city, Fry and Chicago police officer Lou Toth, who pursued Chatman along with Fry during the foot chase. Family members have argued the video will counter the city and police’s narrative that the 17-year-old was a danger to police. IPRA concluded the officers' actions were justified because they reasonably believed Chatman was armed at the time.

Brooklyn, NY -- A newly-released surveillance video (Click here for video) contradicts an undercover NYPD police officer who arrested four people in Brooklyn for allegedly trying to rob him on Dec. 26, 2015, according to a defense lawyer. Jean Scott, 33; Peterson Duplan, 28; Ricardi Joseph, 29; and Samantha Dabel, 24, said that they were approached by a man who tried to buy drugs from them at a hardware store. The undercover cop was identified as Winston McDonald, who testified in court that Duplan allegedly flashed a switchblade at him outside of the store, and said, "Give me your money or I will stab you," according to court papers.

Forth Worth, TX -- The mother of ‘affluenza’ teen Ethan Couch was ordered released from a Tarrant County jail cell after a bond hearing this afternoon. She may be leaving the jail soon. Judge Wayne Salvant ordered her bond reduced to $75,000 with several conditions. The conditions include weekly visits with the Community Supervisions and Corrections Department of Tarrant County. She is also not to consume alcoholic beverages or use social media. “Let’s look at it for what it is, I understand everyone is concerned and there is outrage in the community… but as a judge I have to look at the law,” said Judge Salvant. Couch and her lawyers were present at a 2 p.m. bond hearing at the Tarrant County Justice Center hoping to have her bond reduced. It was originally set at $1 million since she was charged with Hindering Apprehension of a Felon. (Click here for video)

Salt Lake City, Utah -- Exactly one year after a man was shot and killed during an altercation with a Salt Lake City Police Department officer, a former Davis County Sheriff says new video (Click here for video)footage indicates the officer's actions may not have been justified. James Barker, 42, was shot and killed January 8, 2015 after officer Matthew Taylor responded to a 911 call about a suspicious person and an altercation ensued, during which Barker appeared to strike the officer with a snow shovel.

Philadelphia, PA ~ USA -- Corrupt Justice™ has obtained a video (Click here for video) of the police shooting that took place Thursday night at 60th and Spruce streets. Edward Archer, a 30-year-old Delaware County man who has allegedly claimed an allegiance to ISIS, shot and wounded Officer Jesse Hartnett at 11:41 p.m. last night, city police said. Stunningly, Hartnett can be seen in the video getting out of his patrol car and chasing down the shooter after being ambushed. Officials say Hartnett is in critical but stable condition.

Miami, FL ~ USA -- A Florida jury began weighing on Tuesday whether a man who killed his wife and posted a photo of her blood-spattered, lifeless body on Facebook committed first-degree murder. Attorneys for Derek Medina, 33, argued that he was acting in self-defense when he fired eight shots at Jennifer Alfonso, 27, in the kitchen of their Miami-area residence. The August 2013 shooting followed a fight in which she had threatened to leave, prosecutors said during closing statements. They argued that Medina retrieved a .380-caliber pistol from his bedroom and pulled the trigger repeatedly in a premeditated act of murder. "Every single shot hit her because he was aiming and he wanted her dead," said Assistant State Attorney Leah Klein in Miami-Dade County circuit court. Medina wrote on Facebook shortly before turning himself in: "I'm going to prison or death sentence for killing my wife. My wife was punching me, and I am not going to stand any more with the abuse so I did what I did," he added in the post. (Click here for video)

Montgomery County, Pa. -- Bill Cosby, the comedian and entertainer once known as “America’s dad”, appeared in court (Click here for video) to face his first criminal charge for sexual misconduct on Wednesday, for an incident in which he allegedly drugged and violated a woman who considered him to be her mentor. In a hearing lasting less than 10 minutes, Judge Elizabeth McHugh read out the three second-degree felony charges of aggravated indecent assault. He did not appear visibly moved; when asked if he understood the charges, he replied simply: “Yes.” Bail was set at $1m, of which Cosby will have to pay 10% on Wednesday. Cosby faces up to 10 years in prison for each charge.

San Diego, CA -- (WARNING, GRAPHIC) Police officials released surveillance video (Click here for video) Tuesday showing the fatal shooting of a homeless man who was believed to be carrying a knife — which turned out to be a pen.

Los Angeles, CA -- Sheriff Deputies accused Noel Aguilar of having a gun after they shot him in the back at point blank range multiple times. Deputy Albert Murade was shot in the stomach during the melee by his partner Deputy Jose Ruiz. (Click here for video)

GIFFORD, Fla. -- An Indian River County Sheriff’s deputy is in the hospital with a gunshot wound after he was involved in a shootout with an armed suspect.(Click here for video)

Denton, TX ~ USA -- Police dash camera video (Click here for video) appears to show a 21-year-old UNT student say "shoot me" several times and an officer say "back away" at least six times just seconds before the student was fatally wounded.

Lynwood, CA ~ USA -- A witness's graphic video (Click here for video) appears to show Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies fatally shooting a man near a gas station in Lynwood. It was unclear what led to the incident, in which more than two dozen shots seemed to be fired. No deputies were injured. In accordance with protocol, a multi-agency investigation was underway.

Oklahoma City OK ~ USA -- A former Oklahoma City police officer was convicted Thursday of 18 of the 36 counts he faced, including four counts of first-degree rape, related to accusations that he victimized 13 women on his police beat in a minority, low-income neighborhood. Daniel Holtzclaw, 29, sobbed (Click here for video) as the verdict was read aloud. He could spend the rest of his life in prison based on the jury's recommendations, which include a 30-year sentence on each of the first-degree rape counts. Among the other charges he was convicted of were forcible oral sodomy, sexual battery and second-degree rape. The jury, which deliberated for about 45 hours over four days, recommended he serve a total of 263 years in prison. The judge will decide later whether he will have to serve the sentences consecutively.

Chicago, Ill. ~ USA -- The Chicago police, facing almost daily protests and a newly announced Justice Department investigation, released footage (Click here for video) Monday night showing a 38-year-old black man being shocked by a Taser and dragged down a hallway by officers in 2012.

Chicago, Ill. ~ USA -- The family of Ronald "Ronnieman" Johnson has ALWAYS said that he was brutally shot from behind by the Chicago Police. This new video (Click here for video) which was only released because of the public pressure on the city, shows they were right all along.

Chicago, Ill. ~ USA -- Reports, released by the city late Friday, show that Officer Jason Van Dyke and at least five other officers claim that the 17-year-old McDonald moved or turned threateningly toward officers, even though the video (Click here for video) of the October 2014 shooting shows McDonald walking away, and the scenario sketched out by Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez in charging Van Dyke with murder contends he was walking away as well.

Miami, Fla. ~ USA -- A shocking video (Click here for video) captured by a bystander was recently uploaded to Instagram and sent to us this morning. That footage shows a Miami, Florida man being shot and killed by Miami Beach Police officers.

San Francisco, CA ~ USA -- Shocking San Francisco Police Shooting Video (Click here for video). Five officers unleash a hail of gunfire on a man with a knife.

Michigan ~ USA -- The family of an unarmed teenager fatally shot by an Eaton County Sheriff Deputy sues after son slain during traffic stop for flashing brights. Bodycam video (Click here for video) shows Deven Guilford stopped for flashing his high beams. It ends with a dizzying tumble of images and the sound of gunshots that killed the young driver.

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«••» December 2, 2009 - TACOMA, Wash. — Three men accused of helping Maurice Clemmons get away after four Lakewood police officers were shot to death Sunday have appeared before a Pierce County Superior Court judge. Eddie Davis and Douglas Davis both pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of first-degree rendering criminal assistance. Judge Bryan Chushcoff set bail for Eddie Davis at $700,000 and bail for Douglas Davis at $500,000. Clemmons' half brother, Rickey Hinton, has not been charged yet, but has been booked into jail for investigation of rendering criminal assistance. Chushcoff set his bail at $2 million. Full Story coming to Corrupt Justice soon! «••» • Corrupt Cops! • Corrupt Judges! • Corrupt Lawyers! • Corrupt Government Officials! • Brought to you by Corrupt Justice! «• Bookmark Us & Tell A Friend! •»«•We're Global!•»

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Posted: October 2, 2011 12:06 PM PDT
Updated: October 4, 2011 12:30 PM PDT

Texas -- "Niggerhead" is ranch on the Brazos River in West Texas that was first leased by Texas Gov. Rick Perry's father Ray, a cotton farmer and county commissioner, in 1983. When the Texas Governor's family began using the ranch in his home state there was already a sign bearing the name "Niggerhead" at the entrance. Gov. Perry took friends, supporters, and politicians to the 1,070-acre retreat where he hosted turkey and wild hog shoots between 1983 and 2006. Gov. Perry added his own name to the lease for two periods, the first in 1997 and 1998, and then from 2004 to 2007, when he was Governor.

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Gov. Perry now faces questions over how quickly he removed the sign, which was emblazoned on a large flat rock. The media spoke to seven people who remembered seeing the sign standing at the gate at various times in the 1980s and 1990s. One former ranch worker told the media it was still there in 2008.

The name "Niggerhead" was applied to various landmarks in the United States which were later renamed. In the 1960s Lady Bird Johnson, wife of President Lyndon Johnson, led a campaign to change the offensive name of a mountain in Texas, which became "Coloured Mountain."

Normative Conduct!

June 21, 2011

After an 18 month investigation the Brevard County Sheriff's Office in Florida announced it has solved a murder case in which a man was wrongly imprisoned for nearly three decades. James Dvorak was found dead more than 30 years ago on Cordova Beach in Central Florida. For 27 of those years William Dillon maintained his innocence as he sat behind bars doing time for Dvorak's murder. "Based on the information we have, the DNA evidence, some witness statements and some other information all appearances are [Dillon] was not involved in the beating death of Mr. Dvorak," Brevard County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Lt. Todd Goodyear said.

The DNA testing of evidence that helped gain Dillon's release from prison in 2008 also helped lead the sheriff's office to four new suspects. The suspects have not been charged but the case has been handed over to the prosecutor’s office.

"It's a little bit different to put your suspects out before you arrest them," Goodyear said. He says with the focus off of Dillon the sheriff's office hopes to find more witnesses to "fill in some of the blanks."

Although Dillon says he is "extremely glad" that the sheriff's office found out who committed the crime, he still has a heavy heart. "It hurts me down deep in my soul," Dillon said, "because I have been dealing with this for 30 years." Dillon says he spent 27 years wrongly imprisoned writing songs.

Goodyear says over those 30 years investigative tools have changed. "We have the advantage of one thing they didn't," Goodyear said. "Science. And that has been very helpful in this." As the sheriff's office continues to investigate those they say are responsible for Dvorak's death, the man who was originally convicted of the crime is still trying to rebuild his life.

Dillon plans to do this by using the songs he wrote while wrongly incarcerated. On August 16, 2011 Dillon's CD "Black Robes and Lawyers" will be released. The title song starts off with Dillon saying, "I was arrested for murder on August 26, 1981, for a crime I didn't commit."

Arroyo Grande Klan!

March 30, 2011

Arroyo Grande, California (WCJB) -- First, an 11-foot wooden cross was stolen from Saint John's Lutheran Church in Arroyo Grande, California. Then, weeks later, the cross was discovered set aflame in the middle of the night outside the bedroom window of a 19-year-old woman of mixed race. Now authorities are investigating the case as a theft, arson and hate crime, police said Tuesday. The burning cross was erected in a neighbor's large front yard adjacent to the house rented by the woman and her mother. The mystery of who stole the cross and set it afire has deeply disturbed the small coastal town of Arroyo Grande, located midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. It sits in the heart of a wine region, just 47 miles northwest of the vineyards depicted in the movie "Sideways."

Police Chief Steven Annibali said Tuesday that a cross-burning is unheard of for his community of 17,000, and that only three hate crimes have been reported in his town the past 15 years, mostly for uttering slurs. That figure is the lowest for San Luis Obispo County, he said. With a picturesque mountain backdrop and only about 5.5 square miles in size, Arroyo Grande calls itself "the gem" of the central California coast. Authorities have announced a $3,500 reward in the case and even established a "Justice for All in Arroyo Grande" fund-raiser to raise that amount.

An attorney for the alleged victim and her mother has criticized the police investigation. "The family is trying to go about daily business, but they have ongoing concerns about their security and the direction of the investigation," said the family attorney. "For example, if there are known racist elements in the community, it is not clear that the police are looking at these groups. It appears that it would be a logical starting point for an investigation, if there are known racist groups in the community. The first problem is that the police initially treated this as a prank and may have lost the opportunity to conduct an effective investigation," the family attorney said.

Arroyo Grande police have not released the name of the 19-year-old woman, citing confidentiality provisions under California hate-crime laws. Annibali, the police chief, said his agency moved quickly over the weekend following the cross burning, which occurred on a Friday, and is now working with the FBI, the California Department of Justice, San Luis Obispo County District Attorney's investigators and the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department. His agency is also working with the Anti-Defamation League and the NAACP, he said.

"It's funny that he would even say that because we have a very good relationship with the victim and the mother from the start," Annibali said about the family's attorney. "Like with most crimes, you look at who would want to do this, and have you been involved in any activities that would lead someone to do this, or do you know somebody who would," the police chief said. "I'm very comfortable that we handled this appropriately," he continued. "We have been given access to any resources that the FBI has. And for a local agency like this, it's unprecedented." Annibali said police never called the cross-burning a "prank," saying that word was misattributed by local media. Agencies are now pursuing several leads, and he believes the cross-burning isn't the work of an organized hate group, he said. "We feel right now that it's people who are local. We don't think it's an organized group or anything like that. It's bloggers who want to raise that issue," the chief said. "There's no active hate groups in Arroyo Grande, none that we're aware of. We're working with the FBI, so we're pretty confident."

Arroyo Grande police submitted physical evidence from the cross-burning scene to an independent crime lab for forensic analysis, authorities said. Authorities are also analyzing an "accelerant" used on the cross, Annibali said. In an interview at her home, the mother said she and her daughter looked out their window after midnight March 18 and were horrified by the sight of a burning cross just 12 feet from their house. "We were just blindsided. My daughter does not have a beef with anyone. We were both terrified. My daughter had a friend over and we looked out the window and there it was, a huge burning cross," the mother said. "We are just trying to maintain normalcy. We would like to see whoever did this caught," the mother said. She added that her daughter "is doing better now -- I bought her a puppy. She can give some love instead of all that hate and anger."

The cross was stolen from the grounds of Saint John's Lutheran Church between February 5 and March 5, police said. The exact date is uncertain because church members weren't aware of the theft for a month, police said. The cross is ceremonial and wasn't an architectural fixture on the church, police said. At 12:30 a.m. on March 18, local police and firefighters were called about the cross-burning. By the time they arrived, they found large pieces of charred wood in the wet grass, still burning with about 5 inches of flame, police said.

Randy Ouimette, pastor of the church where the cross was stolen, said he was disturbed that "a cross which is revered and gives hope was used to put fear into this family and disgust into the community." "First, the cross in Roman times became this symbol of crucifixion, punishment and awful death. Then it became the symbol of resurrection, renewal, the symbol of Jesus Christ of reconciliation, peace and hope. Now to see it used as a symbol of hate, intolerance and rejection is a misuse and desecration," Ouimette said. The cross, which was hollow and made of different types of wood, had been used in a local production of "Jesus Christ Superstar" in the community theater, Ouimette said. It was often brought to the beach on Easter mornings and adorned with bright flowers, Ouimette said. Many in the community are outraged at the incident. The Rev. Stephanie Raphael, president of the San Luis Obispo County Ministerial Association, said the group's 35 religious leaders representing Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists and others, signed a letter to the local newspaper condemning the incident.

"Catching someone is less important to me as people coming to grips with the fact that we do not live up to all the ideals of our democracy here in America," Raphael said. "Even in a wonderful place like Arroyo Grande, bad things happen. I think that that is why some people in Arroyo Grande had such a hard time dealing with this: They did not think a cross-burning could happen in their city," she said. "But I think the good thing is that people are talking about this, discussing this, people of all faiths engaging in dialogue about what happened. I think that is very healthy." The police chief described his community as "one of the best secret places in California to be." "It's not what I would describe as a heavily multicultural community. It's heavily white, but we do have a number of other cultures represented in the community," Annibali said.

Warren Jeff Wins Appeal!

July 27, 2010 - 12:49 PDT SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Supreme Court on Tuesday reversed the convictions of polygamist leader Warren Jeffs (pictured left) and ordered a new trial, saying a jury received incorrect instructions before considering his role in the 2001 nuptials of a 14-year-old girl to her 19-year-old cousin. Jeffs, 54, was convicted in 2007 of two counts of first-degree felony rape as an accomplice. He is serving two consecutive terms of five years to life in the Utah State Prison. A telephone call seeking comment from the Washington County attorney's office and the Utah attorney was not immediately returned Tuesday. Jeffs' lawyers scheduled a news conference later Tuesday.

Jeffs is head of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The group, based on the Utah-Arizona state line, practices polygamy in marriages arranged by church leaders. Jeffs performed the religious marriage of Elissa Wall and Allen Steed in a Caliente, Nev., motel and later counseled Wall to be obedient and give her "mind, body and soul" to her husband in an effort to make an unhappy marriage work. During the trial and later in her book, "Stolen Innocence," Wall said she objected to the marriage and was forced into sexual relations with her husband. Corrupt Justice™ does not typically name victims of alleged sexual assault, but Wall has frequently spoken publicly about the case.

In its ruling Tuesday, the court agreed with defense attorneys who argued that jurors should not have been told to decide whether Wall's marital relations were consensual based on Jeffs' actions and his role as her religious leader. That essentially equates Jeffs with Steed — the person who allegedly has had nonconsensual sex. Justices said prosecutors were wrong to make that leap. "Only after there is a determination that an offense has been committed can the law impose liability on another party who 'solicited, request, commanded, encouraged or intentionally aided' in the commission of that offense," the court's opinion states. Steed was charged with rape the day after Jeffs' September 2007 conviction, but the case has languished and it's unclear how it might now proceed.

Under state law, the parties in the case now have 14 days to ask for a rehearing of the case before the Utah Supreme Court. The ruling from the high court comes as Washington County authorities investigate allegations that Wall may have lied about her medical records that were used in the trial. County Attorney Brock Belnap launched an investigation in February after he was told by a third party that Wall's "medical records had all been created in one day to make it look like she had seen a caretaker on several different occasions." The status of that investigation was unclear Tuesday. Wall's attorney told the media he had no comment ahead of a news conference he planned for Tuesday afternoon.

An extradition hearing for Jeffs was canceled after the Supreme Court's ruling was released. Jeffs had been scheduled to appear in Utah's 3rd District Court on Tuesday so a judge could ask him to sign a warrant seeking his extradition to Texas to face criminal charges there. Texas authorities used family records gathered during a 2008 raid on a church ranch near Eldorado to charge Jeffs with bigamy, sexual assault of a child and aggravated assault. The charges allege marriages between Jeffs and girls ages 17 and 15 in 2005. In an e-mail last week, the defense attorney for Jeffs said he intends to oppose extradition. It's expected that Texas authorities will have to start a new proceeding to continue efforts to extradite Jeffs.

June 14, 2010

(UC Irvine Chancellor Michael V. Drake (Uncle Tom pictured left) addressed a gathering of more than 600 members of the county's Jewish community, who expressed concern about what they perceived as anti-Semitic activity on campus, much of it involving Muslim students.) The Muslim Student Union at UC Irvine should be suspended for one year for its involvement in repeated disruptions of a February speech by Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren, according to a disciplinary report released by the university. The Muslim Student Union has appealed the recommendation. The speech about U.S.-Israeli relations was interrupted 10 times by students who got up and yelled out things like, "Michael Oren, propagating murder is not an expression of free speech."

(UC Berkeley Law Professor John Yoo authorized the torture and killing of the Arab (Muslim) pictured left, at Abu Grahib prison. Professor Yoo is still employed by the UC Regents (without suspension or reprimand).) Eleven UC Irvine and UC Riverside students were arrested and cited for disturbing a public event, but none have been charged. The student group maintained that the disruptions were done by individuals and not organized by their group, but the report cited internal Muslim Student Union e-mails and meeting agendas that indicated they planned a disturbance. The group's attorney Reem Salahi emphasized that a suspension has not yet been implemented but was still disheartened by the report’s recommendations. “It’s collective punishment,” she said. “You have an entire Muslim student body that’s being punished for the actions of a few."

C.J. Note: The University of California is owned and operated by Jews!

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December 2, 2009

San Leandro, CA (WCJB) -- A former San Leandro police officer has been convicted of false imprisonment for groping two women while he was on duty, his attorney said on December 2, 2009. Former Officer Greg Cannedy, 45, who retired from the department (with pension) in 2007, entered no-contest pleas to two counts of false imprisonment - one a felony, the other a misdemeanor - said his attorney. Judge Kevin Murphy of Alameda County Superior Court sentenced Cannedy two months ago to 18 months of formal probation and six months of home detention while under electronic monitoring, his attorney said. Full Story coming to Corrupt Justice soon!

Judge: "Kids 4 Cash!"

Posted: 08/19/2011

Attorneys for jailed former Luzerne County Judge Mark A. Ciavarella Jr. (pictured left) filed notice Wednesday that, as expected, they would appeal his conviction and 28-year sentence. In related documents, the attorneys revealed Ciavarella - who earned a $158,813 salary in his last year on the bench - is virtually broke. Ciavarella, 61, had less than $300 in cash at the time of his sentencing, less than $200 in his prison account and his state pension contributions are frozen and subject to forfeiture, according to the documents, filed in an attempt to avoid paying court fees. Ciavarella's attorneys, who said they have not been paid for any of their work on the case, did not pay the $450 filing fee on the appeal documents. Ciavarella owns no stocks, bonds or real estate and his automobile is "virtually valueless on the market," according to the documents.

The Jupiter, Fla., condominium used by Ciavarella, former Judge Michael T. Conahan and their cohorts, is owned through a shell corporation, the Pinnacle Group, and is in foreclosure, according to Palm Beach County, Fla., court records.

U.S. District Judge Edwin M. Kosik sentenced Ciavarella Aug. 11, 2011 to 28 years in prison. Kosik ordered him to pay $1.17 million in restitution and said he must forfeit a $997,600 finder's fee he received from the developer of a for-profit juvenile detention center.

Ciavarella's attorneys, who pledged to appeal just after his conviction in February on 12 of 39 felony counts for his role in a scheme to pocket $2.8 million in payoffs from the developer and co-owner of the center, PA Child Care.

The attorneys were required under federal law by law to file a notice of appeal within 14 days of his sentencing, but were not required to provide specific grounds.

One attorney said after Ciavarella's sentencing last week their appeal would focus on:

- The calculation and length of Ciavarella's sentence.

- Kosik's rulings preventing Ciavarella's attorneys from confronting the former co-owner of the detention center, Robert J. Powell, with allegations he misappropriated company funds.

- Kosik's ruling barring the defense from mention a statement in which a prosecutor said the developer, Robert K. Mericle, did not believe the finder's fee was a kickback.

- Letters made public the day before sentencing in which Kosik said he agreed with Luzerne County residents angered by Ciavarella's original plea agreement and 87-month prison sentence.

- Kosik's refusal to remove himself from the case despite repeated requests, including after he rejected Ciavarella's initial plea agreement, after he reviewed pre-sentence reports from federal probation officials, and after he made statements to a reporter in July 2009 questioning whether Ciavarella had a "quid pro quo" agreement with the co-owner of the detention center.

Judge Mark Ciavarella Jr.

February 20, 2011

Two former county judges, Michael Conahan and Mark Ciavarella Jr. (pictured left) were accused of taking millions of dollars in kickbacks to send juveniles to private detention facilities.

A federal jury Friday found former Luzerne County Court Judge Mark A. Ciavarella Jr. guilty of racketeering in one of the nation's worst judicial scandals, a crime in which prosecutors said the former judge used children "as pawns to enrich himself."

In convicting Ciavarella of racketeering, the jury agreed with prosecutors that he and another corrupt judge had taken an illegal payment of nearly $1 million from a juvenile detention center's builder and then hidden the money.

The panel of six men and six women also found Ciavarella guilty of "honest services mail fraud" and of being a tax cheat for failing to list that money and more on his annual public financial-disclosure forms and on four years of tax returns. In addition, they found him guilty of conspiring to launder money.

The former judge had just exited the courthouse where he had been found guilty of racketeering and money laundering in a so-called "kids for cash" incarceration scheme. A woman suddenly exploded with rage. "Do you remember my son? Do you remember my son?" she screamed. "He was an all-star wrestler and he's gone! He shot himself in the heart!"

Her voice gave me chills. On her face was an odd mix of sadness, pain and pure rage.

"What happened to her?" I wanted to know. "Why is she so upset with that man?"

Then the entire wretched story rolled out. The mom was Sandy Fonzo. Her son took his own life after that man, Judge Mark Ciavarella, had sentenced Fonzo's 17-year-old son, Edward Kenzakowski, to six months in a Pennsylvania detention center for possession of drug paraphernalia.

The sentence seemed excessive to everyone because, according to Kenzakowski's mother, it was his first offense. And usually in such cases, especially teenagers, it is presumed the judge will be lenient in his ruling. But Judge Ciavarella was anything but lenient. And Fonzo says her son never recovered from the ordeal and eventually took his own life.

As fate would have it, the feds in Pennsylvania became suspicious of similar rulings by Ciavarella and launched an investigation. Ciavarella was found guilty of accepting nearly $1 million in kickbacks for sending thousands of teens to a juvenile facility owned by some of his friends.

The jurors acquitted Ciavarella of extortion and bribery in connection with $1.9 million that prosecutors said the judges extracted from the builder and owner of two juvenile-detention centers, including lurid allegations that Ciavarella shared in FedEx boxes stuffed with tens of thousands of dollars in cash.

Convicted on 12 of the 39 counts he faced, Ciavarella faces a minimum sentence of 13 years in prison under federal sentencing guidelines.

Ciavarella was expressionless when the jury read its verdict. Pale and almost meek during his trial, though known as "Mr. Zero Tolerance" when he presided over Juvenile Court, he was released to await sentencing.

As he left the courtroom, Ciavarella said the verdict was something of a vindication. He "never took a dime to send a kid anywhere," he asserted.

The 'cash for kids' scandal," is the phrase that came to epitomize the case since Ciavarella and Luzerne County's former president judge, Michael T. Conahan, were indicted two years ago.

U.S. Attorney Peter Smith, the top federal prosecutor in the region, rejected the defense view. "I find it interesting that a man just convicted of racketeering would consider this a victory," Smith said. "I'd like to know what he'd consider a defeat."

Lourdes Rosado, associate director of the Juvenile Law Center in Philadelphia, which played a key role in bringing the scandal to light, also dismissed the defense claims.

"We are immensely gratified to see this day come and see that justice has been done," Rosado said.

Judge Michael Conahan

July 24, 2010

Former Luzerne County judge Michael Conahan pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to racketeering conspiracy, acknowledging under oath that he illegally used his power as president judge to get “kickback gratuity.” Conahan, 58, and his former fellow judge Mark Ciavarella received the kickbacks to “improperly reward” them for “favorable treatment” in their official actions related to the construction of two privately owned juvenile detention centers, according to a “statement of offense conduct” presented by prosecutors during the guilty plea hearing.

The statement gives several examples of actions Conahan took as president judge to benefit the centers, which were owned by PA Child Care LLC and Western PA Child Care LLC:

• Signing a placement guarantee agreement in January 2002 promising an “absolute and unconditional” payment from the court to rent PA Child Care’s Pittston Township center for $1.3 million annually. Former PA Child Care co-owner Robert Powell, who was also charged as part of the scheme, used this agreement to obtain financing to build the detention center.

• Removing funding from the county’s 2003 budget for the county-owned juvenile detention center on River Street, essentially closing the facility.

• Sealing a trade secrets lawsuit filed by PA Child Care against former county controller Steve Flood and two state welfare officials in December 2004 over release of an audit critical of the county’s leasing of the Pittston Township facility. This “made it more difficult” for auditors and the public to learn about potential problems with the facility’s operation.

In all, Conahan and Ciavarella accepted more than $2.6 million from Powell and center builder Robert Mericle, who was also charged as part of the probe.

“The trial evidence would have shown that, in order to hide the fact that they received money from Mericle and Powell, Michael Conahan and Mark Ciavarella, among other acts, caused some of that money to be wire transferred to persons or business entities other than themselves,” the statement said.

Conahan, a Hazleton native who now lives in Wright Township, signed the statement of offense on Thursday, acknowledging that he agreed with the information and believes the government would have proven its case at trial.

U.S. District Judge Edwin Kosik, who presided over Friday’s hearing, asked Conahan point blank if the statement of offense was accurate.

“Yes your honor, it’s substantially correct,” said Conahan, who stared ahead or at his paperwork during the proceeding, displaying no outward emotion.

His attorney, Philip Gelso, declined comment.

Conahan faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and up to three years of supervised release.

Federal prosecutors will recommend a reduced sentence if he demonstrates “acceptance of responsibility,” U.S. Attorney William Houser said in court.

Restitution, if any, would be determined by the court at a later date. Houser said Conahan and federal prosecutors have not reached an agreement on an amount.

A sentencing date was not scheduled.

Kosik told Conahan that the court hasn’t the “slightest idea” of the appropriate sentence because the federal probation office must still assess Conahan and the case.

The racketeering conspiracy charge stems from a 48-count indictment against Conahan and Ciavarella that had been filed in September.

Conahan signed a plea agreement in April that called for him to plead guilty to racketeering conspiracy in exchange for all other charges being dropped. Ciavarella, who was juvenile court judge during the period in question, has not reached a similar deal and is preparing for trial.

Conahan’s placement agreement to use the detention center was never executed and wasn’t legal because it lacked approval from county commissioners. His decision as president judge to stop funding staff at the county-owned facility forced the county to use PA Child Care’s Pittston Township center.

Former commissioners Todd Vonderheid and Greg Skrepenak opted to enter into a controversial $58 million, 20-year lease of the Pittston Township facility, but subsequent commissioners got out of that lease in 2008, citing its burden on the county budget.

Powell, who is no longer an owner of the detention centers, pleaded guilty last year for failing to report the alleged illegal activity of Conahan and Ciavarella. He is awaiting sentencing.

Mericle has agreed to plead guilty to charges he concealed a crime committed by Conahan and Ciavarella, and he also awaits sentencing.

The statement of offense presented in court Friday details several examples of attempts by Conahan and Ciavarella to conceal money they received from Mericle and Powell, including:

• $610,000 from a bank account controlled by Mericle electronically transferred to an attorney trust account to be held for Conahan and Ciavarella.

• $220,000 from Powell’s business, Vision Holdings Inc., electronically transferred to Pinnacle Group of Jupiter LLC, a company controlled by Conahan and Ciavarella but “nominally owned” by their spouses. Pinnacle was linked to a condominium in Jupiter, Fla., for personal use by the two former judges.

• $1.15 million from an account controlled by Mericle to Pinnacle.

• An unspecified amount of money transferred to Beverage Marketing of PA, another company controlled by Conahan.

Conahan and Ciavarella directed false entries to be made in Pinnacle books and records to hide payments, including falsely characterizing some of the money as rental income, the statement said.

Judge Michael Toole

December 2, 2009

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (WCJB) -- A third county judge in northeastern Pennsylvania has been charged with corruption on the bench, becoming the latest public servant to be caught up in a widening federal probe that has snared 20 people since January. Luzerne County Judge Michael Toole, 49, will plead guilty to fraud and tax charges and resign from his post, according to court documents filed Wednesday in federal court in Scranton.

Prosecutors said Toole "corruptly abused" his position by concealing his financial relationship with an attorney who appeared before him in court in an insurance case. Toole, elected in 2003, faces a maximum sentence of 23 years in prison and a $350,000 fine. Toole's attorney declined comment. President Judge Chester Muroski immediately removed Toole from his judicial responsibilities, leaving just seven judges on the bench out of a normal complement of 10.

"Clearly this action deals a severe blow to our already shorthanded Luzerne County Court," Muroski said in a statement. "I have spoken with my remaining colleagues and while we are all extremely disappointed with these recent developments, we are, once again, committed to making a total effort to maintain the business and function of the Luzerne County Court.

In the latest case, prosecutors said Toole (pictured left) accepted the free use of a New Jersey beach house from a plaintiffs' attorney whose client was before Toole in an uninsured motorist case. Toole appointed an arbitrator sought by the attorney without telling the other side of their arrangement. Federal prosecutors said in court papers that "the appointment was corrupt, deceptive, and biased and was made in a manner that undermined the fairness and integrity of the arbitration process." The attorney is not named in court papers. Toole was also charged with failing to report $30,000 in income on his 2006 tax return. Wednesday's charges were not unexpected. It became public knowledge months ago that Toole was under investigation. He abruptly cleared his court schedule in mid-November, telling Muroski he would be taking an extended vacation. Before his election as judge, Toole was a law partner with Ciavarella.


Judge E. Curtissa Cofield

January 29, 2009

Connecticut - (WCJB) About 10:45 p.m. on Oct. 9, 2008, Superior Court Judge E. Curtissa Cofield, 60 (pictured left) was driving through a highway construction zone on Route 2 in Glastonbury when her car sideswiped a parked state police cruiser occupied by Trooper Michael Kowal. Prosecutor John Whalen said that the judge's eyes were bloodshot and that she smelled of alcohol. Urine samples showed her blood alcohol content was 0.16 percent at 1 a.m. on Oct. 10, 2008 and 0.17 percent at 2:04 a.m., he said — twice the legal limit of 0.08 percent.

Cofield was originally appointed in 1991 as the state's first black female judge after Gov. Lowell P. Weicker Jr. nominated her and legislators confirmed her. She was last renominated by Gov. M. Jodi Rell and approved by lawmakers in 2007. Her current term expires on June 6, 2015. Repeatedly using vulgar and racial insults, Cofield argued with a police officer — addressing him as "Negro trooper" at one point — who was trying to process her on a charge of drunken driving in Glastonbury last October, a police video released shows. Cofield also is heard twice on the video using the racial term "nigger." The state's Judicial Review Council released the video after it found cause to pursue five judicial misconduct charges against her, several of them based on what was termed disparaging, demeaning or "racially inappropriate" language. The council has scheduled a hearing Feb. 9, 2009 to determine whether Cofield violated the judicial code of conduct and, if so, what action to take against her.

The video shows an uncooperative Cofield continually interrupting state police Sgt. Dwight Washington, who was asking a series of questions while processing her on the DUI charge at the Glastonbury police headquarters. At 2:17 a.m. on Oct. 10, nearly two hours into the booking at headquarters, Cofield is seated at a desk and calls her husband on her cellphone. Washington, who like Cofield is black, is standing about 3 feet away. Her end of the conversation, in part, is: "I don't need a ride home. ... I'm a criminal. ... What? What? ... Well, they got the head nigger in charge and he … Which one, the head nigger in charge? … Washington. OK. That's H-N-I-G...." Then she hands the phone to Washington, who talks to her husband about getting the car off the highway. Washington asks, "Do you guys have Triple-A?" Hearing that, Cofield interjects: "Oh, no. We don't. We're ghetto Negroes. We don't have Triple-A."

Earlier, when asked if she was injured, Cofield replied: "Yeah, I am. I'm humiliated by your f-----g attitude." Asked if she was ill, Cofield replied, "I'm sick of being treated like a freaking Negro from the 'hood," and added: "Write it down, write it. Did you hear what I just said?" Asked what her illness was, Cofield said: "Negro-itis." "Do you need to take any medication now?" Washington asked. "Yeah, I need to take anti-Negro, ummm ..." When he asked what she weighed, Cofield replied: "Why don't you look at me, tell what you think?" Asked how much alcohol she had had that day, Cofield replied: "I had no alcohol to drink, Mr. Washington."

Cofield often talked over Washington as he tried to question her, saying again and again that she needed to go to the bathroom. Washington politely insisted that she answer the questions first, and said that she could get to the bathroom sooner if she did so. "That's your interpretation, but we'll see what they say in court, won't we, Mr. Washington?" she said. Washington asked if she was willing to take an intoxication test. She replied: "Mr. Negro Washington. I need to go to the bathroom, and then I will take the test." "It's Sgt. Washington," he replied, adding, "Don't disrespect me, and I won't disrespect you." At another moment, after she had given a urine sample, Cofield asked Washington: "Do you have a reading on my urine test, Negro trooper?" When asked to sign a form that she understood her rights, Cofield said, "I'm not signing anything, because when it comes down to the bottom line, who's smarter — me or you? We'll figure it out, won't we?" Asked if she took any drugs, Cofield responded: "Oh, yeah, I'm a crack addict. Do I look like that to you?" Then she directed her attention to the first state trooper on the scene of her accident and asked him, "Can you tell me why you came first, and then you had to bring him [Washington]? Is it because you had to make this valid by bringing a Negro?"

State legislators had been hoping to view the video, and now will be able to do so and consider whatever decision the Judicial Review Council makes. Rep. Michael Lawlor, D-East Haven, co-chairman of the legislative judicial committee, has said that lawmakers could theoretically seek Cofield's removal. He said he believes that the council "will consider whether to recommend that she be removed as a judge. ... I think in many ways the ball is in Judge Cofield's court to convince them that she deserves to remain on the bench. I think if any legislator, any judge, any prosecutor, any police officer, did the exact same thing ... they probably would end up losing their job."

Cofield apologized Dec. 8, 2008 at Superior Court in Manchester for sideswiping a state police car with her BMW, and was accepted into an alcohol education program. If she successfully completes the program, the charges — driving under the influence and failure to drive in the proper lane — will be dismissed.

Cofield charged with drunken driving and videotaped using racial slurs while arguing with police officers was suspended without pay Monday, February 9, 2009, for eight months by a judicial review panel.

See: Martin Jenkins, Corrupt Judge ("Uncle Tom")

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