Saturday, March 30, 2013

Facebook Now the Debt Collector’s Best Friend

Why should divorce lawyers have all the fun? A Florida woman has filed a lawsuit against a debt collection agency for dunning her on Facebook. Her Facebook friends all got the message she was dodging her car loan.

Debt collectors use Facebook to find consumers

Fair Debt Collection Practices Act covers debt collection by any means

Debt collectors are limited in contacting anyone besides the consumer

Debt Collectors Find Consumers Easily on Facebook

This marks the first reported use of the virtual community to collect a real debt. It’s got me wondering, how safe are your Facebook credits from seizure? Could a debt collector make Facebook cough up 70 real cents (after its transaction fee) for every credit seized?

As we all know, Facebook’s a gold mine for divorce attorneys. Reports are many a custody or alimony dispute has turned on what’s been said, or what pictures have been posted, to a Facebook page. Attorneys counsel prospective litigants to keep it zipped, and monitor friends’ pages for unflattering material too.

Now that dunning has moved into social networks, are the laws that regulate debt collection up to snuff? The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (pdf) regulates how and when debt collectors may contact the consumer who owes the debt and third persons. It covers communication by any means. It prohibits harassment and abuse, and prohibits contacting third persons without the consumer’s consent except in attempting to determine the consumer’s whereabouts.

Anything You Say on Facebook Can & Will Be Used Against You in a Court Of Law

Facebook may seem like a harmless hobby, but make no mistake: The blunders you post on the site can come back to haunt you.

In March, a Michigan man was charged with polygamy after he shared photos from his second marriage on Facebook. The wedding was a surprise to his first wife, from whom he was separated, but not divorced.

More recently, a Virginia court fined a widower and his attorney a combined $722,000 after trying to pull a fast one on the legal system. After a truck overturned and killed his wife, the widower filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the trucker and his employer. But when the defendant asked for a copy of the widower’s Facebook page as part of their discovery request, the widower and his lawyer deleted the widower’s account instead of producing it. (The offending page apparently showed the widower holding a beer while wearing a t-shirt that read “I [heart] hot moms.”)

With increasing frequency, people are finding that their Facebook posts can be used against them in the court of law.

Facebook has more than 800 million active users—and, on average, they upload 250 million pictures a day to the site. There are no estimates on how many of those pictures people regret uploading, but you can be sure it’s more than a few. The photos taken after a few too many drinks, the pictures that show people engaged in dangerous or even illegal behavior…anyone who’s been on Facebook for a while has seen those images.

But it’s not just the pictures that can get you in trouble. Maybe you’ve testified in court you were in one place at a particular day and time, but your Facebook page shows you checked in elsewhere. Maybe your child custody agreement limits how far you can travel with your kids, but you post a status update telling friends you’re taking them to Disneyland and their father can’t stop you. Maybe you’re asking for a no-fault divorce but there’s evidence on Facebook to suggest you were having an affair before separating from your spouse.

There are all sorts of ways in which Facebook can get you in legal trouble, or be used against you in a court case.

Mind Your Ps & Qs

At the California family law firm of Heath-Newton LLP, lawyers say that it’s more and more common for social networking sites to be used as evidence in divorce and child custody cases.

“We advise all of our clients to take the following five steps with their social media, particularly in child custody matters,” says Erik W. Newton, a partner at the firm. “Change all of your passwords so that your spouse or ex cannot log into your account. Double-check your security settings so that only friends can view your page (not friends of friends), and so that you are notified when someone tags a photo of you. Remove any unsavory or questionable photos, especially those depicting alcohol consumption or parties. Remove your Wall completely so that other Facebook friends cannot leave undesirable comments on your page. And emphasize pictures of your children.”

But locking down the security settings on your Facebook account isn’t always enough.

If, during the legal discovery process, the other side asks for access to your social networking accounts, you’re required the supply the information intact—preserved in the same state it appeared when you got the request (or even had reason to believe you might have gotten the request).

And make no mistake—it’s not just Facebook accounts that are cause trouble. Newton says judges are even starting to order couples to swap passwords for their online dating sites.

A recent Forbes article tells the tale of a divorcing Connecticut couple who was forced to exchange the log-in information for their Facebook, Match and EHarmony accounts.

According to the husband’s lawyer, his client had seen some possibly incriminating evidence on a shared computer that gave him reason to believe his soon-to-be-ex-wife might not be a fit parent for full custody of their children. The wife reportedly complied, but not before allegedly asking a friend to log onto her accounts and deleted some message. Needless to say, the judge apparently wasn’t pleased.

Remember when accounting firm Arthur Andersen got in trouble because it shredded evidence in the Enron scandal? Deleting or editing your online activity if you know it’s could be used against you in a lawsuit is no different. In other words, don’t expect to be able to clean up your act after the fact.

Friday, March 29, 2013

On this day in history thirty pieces of silver paid for a contract on an important political person...

The same thirty pieces of silver bought a large parcel of land in a world center city.

The pieces of silver used were the shekel because it came from the temple.

So Who Knew? In February Cyprus Deposit Outflows Soared To A Three Year High

The decision to crush Cypriot depositors (first all of them, then just the uninsured ones) came in March, without any prior hints of the carnage that was about to be unleashed upon Cypriot bank unsecured liabilities. Or so the media narrative goes, because the last thing needed is to give skeptics any indication the "ad hoc" Troika plan was not so ad hoc after all, and some individuals - notably the whale depositors - were warned in advance, sparing them the indignity of pulling a few billion at €300 per day. Alas, as just released central bank data shows, there may be cracks in the narrative because in February, at a time when the Eurozone was supposedly getting better every day and the Dow Jones was on the verge of its all time high, Cypriot depositors pulled the largest amount of cash in over three years.

Add this curious finding to the to do list for the 'task force' investigating who not only circumvented the capital controls, but had advance knowledge it was coming. Surely they will get right on top of that.

Ex-KGB to Banker:

You know... I think that you've gotten the wrong impression about me. I think in all fairness, I should explain to you what it is that I do.

For instance, tomorrow morning I'll get up nice and early, take a walk down over to the bank and walk in and see you, and, uh... if you don't have my money for me, I'll crack your fuckin head wide open in front of everybody in the the bank. And just about the time that I'm comin' out of jail, hopefully, you'll be comin' out of your coma. And guess what? I'll split your fuckin head open again. Because I'm fuckin stupid. I don't give a fuck about jail. That's my business. That's what I do. And we know what you do, don't we, Charlie? You fuck people out of money and get away with it.

Monday, March 25, 2013

The Bears Talk China's Manipulated Currency

Wayfaring Traveler: Barter & Cyprus: CASH Only

Wayfaring Traveler: Barter & Cyprus: CASH Only

And no one cared...self-importance over simple compassion

The traffic stop

Stop AB666 – Intersection cameras are really about survelliance and MONEY

What does AB666 Do?

>Eliminates citizens rights to a trial if they get a red light camera ticket

>Makes the vehicle owner responsible for the ticket even when someone else is driving

>Sets up kangaroo “administrative hearing” courts run by those running the ticketing program

>Requires that no evidence other than the ticket itself is needed to convict the accused

>Makes the ticket itself prima facie evidence which forces the accused to prove their innocence rather than the current system of “innocent until proven guilty”.

>Eliminates the right to face your accuser

>Eliminates the right to discovery

>Requires defendants to pay a fee if they want their case heard in court

(but without the full protections they have now)

>Expands the use of photo enforcement to other traffic violations

Even if you never get a red-light camera ticket, you are getting ripped off. If you drive on the streets of Los Angeles, you are less safe than you could be otherwise. The City of Los Angeles’ Photo Red-Light Program is a waste of taxpayer dollars and reduces safety for motorists and pedestrians. Here’s why:


1. Engineering countermeasures are a much more effective and economical solution to reduce red-light related collisions.

Most red light running is unintentional and caused by yellow light times that are too short or other engineering deficiencies.

Yellow times in Los Angeles are currently based on the posted speed limit but should be based on the actual speed of traffic approaching the intersection. Lengthening the yellow signal to the proper time will reduce violations and collisions as much as 50% or more.

Lengthening the all-red phase prevents accidents by making sure the intersection is clear before cross traffic is released. Some major intersections in Los Angeles have all-red times less than ½ second, and need to be closer to 2 – 2.5 seconds.

The most severe accidents are caused by impairment, distraction and fatigue which the red-light cameras can’t prevent.

If the city improved the signal timing and fixed any other engineering deficiencies, accidents and violations would drop and there would be no need for photo enforcement. They are spending your money and giving out tens of thousands of tickets for no reason.

2. The cameras have not improved safety and may have made us less safe.

Contrary to LAPD claims, any improvement in accident statistics is a result of State mandated longer yellow times being implemented when the cameras were installed or a decrease in traffic volume.

At some intersections, red light related accidents disappeared long before the cameras were put in, but the LAPD claims the cameras caused the reduction in accidents.

Red-light cameras can’t reduce the most serious accidents because those are caused by impairment, distraction and fatigue and occur well after the light has turned red. Red-light cameras, if they have any effect at all, only have the possibility of affecting the relatively few drivers who try to “beat the light” and misjudge by a few tenths of a second. In these situations, a sufficient all-red phase will prevent collisions from occurring.

Rear end accidents have increased substantially at some intersections. At Sherman Way and Louise Ave., rear end collisions increased by as much as 90% after the cameras were installed.

3. The City loses over $1 million in taxpayer dollars on the program every year.

This is likely to get worse as cited drivers begin to realize that if they ignore their tickets they won’t be reported to the DMV.

Also, appeals courts in many counties have ruled red light camera evidence to be inadmissible hearsay. It’s only a matter of time before the appeals court in Los Angeles rules similarly.

4. The program is being subsidized by giving out tens of thousands of citations for rolling right turns which rarely cause accidents.

At some intersection approaches rolling-right-turn tickets make up as much as 97% of the citations.

Rolling right turns pose little danger and don’t warrant spending millions of dollars to prevent this behavior. The average number of rolling-right-turn collisions each year was 45 out of an average of approximately 56,000 collisions annually in the City of L.A., which represents just 0.079% of all accidents. About three times as many accidents are caused each year by drivers opening their car door into passing traffic.

The majority of rolling-right-turn collisions resulted in minimal or no injuries, even when pedestrians or bicyclists were involved. There were no fatalities noted due to rolling-right-turns between 2002 and 2009.

The chance that a rolling-right-turn will result in a collision is 0.00029%. This means that a driver would have to make over 345,345 rolling-right-turns before they might be involved in an accident. Drivers who make slow, cautious rolling-right-turns will likely never cause an accident.

5. The cost of the red-light cameras goes far beyond the $1 million of taxpayer dollars wasted every year.

The millions of dollars spent in unnecessary fines and higher insurance rates are unavailable to be spent on local goods and services to grow our economy. If you own a business in L.A., your customers have less money to spend because of the red-light camera program.

Needless ticketing clogs our courts and makes our justice system less available for necessary cases. The Los Angeles Superior Court, where these cases are adjudicated, is facing a backlog of almost a full year.

Unreasonable and unfair enforcement of traffic laws engenders disrespect towards our public officials and the police. Citizens are much more likely to see law enforcement as an adversary rather than an ally which makes it more difficult for the LAPD to obtain the public’s help with more serious crimes and safety matters.

At a time when the City of Los Angeles is slashing essential government services and laying off workers, the Photo Red-Light Program is an inexcusable waste of city and law enforcement resources.

Redflex Traffic Systems, one of the companies behind AB666, is no stranger to controversy. Recently, a slew of their top U.S. Executives (Redflex is an Australian company) were forced to resign over a widening bribery scandal that came to light when a whistle-blower letter by a company executive was sent to the Chicago Tribune disclosing that Redflex officials bribed a top city administrator. Redflex was banned from doing business in Chicago and a deeper investigation has revealed that the Chicago corruption was likely not an isolated incident. We’ve yet to see the full extent of this company’s dirty dealings, as there’s currently a federal criminal probe into the matter, but the corruption scandal isn’t surprising considering the deceitful way these companies have conducted themselves in the past. Red light companies have routinely curried favor with politicians by making huge campaign contributions in order to get legislation passed that is favorable to their interests.

It seems Redflex’s $2000 contribution to Bob Wieckowski’s 2012 assembly campaign was enough to convince the Assembly Member to do their bidding. Apparently it doesn’t take much to sell out the people you were elected to represent. We’re still checking to see if Wieckowski took any Reflex money while he was on the City Council in Fremont where Redflex has the contract for the city’s red light camera program. We’ll keep you posted.

By the way, just consider for a moment how bad you must be to get kicked out of Chicago for corruption.

As always, I highly recommend two great websites, and for those ticketed in California.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Police Use Taser on 6 Year-Old At School

A United States police officer has used a stun gun on a six-year-old boy to keep him from cutting himself with a piece of broken glass, sparking controversy.

Miami-Dade County police chief Bobby Parker has defended the officer's decision.

"Had the child cut his vein and the officer had not Tasered the child, somebody would be saying, 'well, you had the Taser, why didn't you Taser the child'," Mr Parker told the Miami Herald newspaper.

A Taser is a gun which fires an incapacitating electric charge of 50,000 volts.

At least one local official and many residents have questioned the police officer's actions.

"I really can't believe they did that," County Commissioner Joe Martinez told the newspaper. "This might be a good opportunity to review our policy."

MIAMI, FL -- Police in Miami Dade County say they did the right thing when the used a Taser to subdue a six year-old at school.

The school's principal called 911 after the child broke a picture frame in her office and waved a piece of glass to keep people away from him.

When two Miami-Dade officers arrived the scene the boy had already cut himself under his eye and cut a large gash in his hand.

The officers tried to reason with the boy, but when he started cutting his own leg, they shocked him with a Taser. They then grabbed him to prevent him from hurting himself when he hit the floor and called an ambulance.

Miami Police say the Taser was necessary to prevent the boy from seriously harming himself with the glass.

Today Governor Jeb Bush told the Associated Press he doesn't know the circumstances of why adults couldn't control a six-year-old.

He says he would have to know the facts before commenting on it. But he says that there are

procedures in place to deal with children armed with a weapon on something that could cause harm.

The boy was taken to a nearby hospital and is doing okay. He is now undergoing a psychiatric evaluation.

Miami-Dade police shocked a 6-year-old boy with a 50,000-volt stun gun to keep him from hurting himself with a piece of glass he was waving around in a school office, officials confirmed Thursday.

Police say they followed their Taser guidelines, the child wasn't injured by the shock and he might have hurt himself seriously if they hadn't shocked him.

But the incident, which occurred Oct. 20 at Kelsey Pharr Elementary in Brownsville, has child advocates and experts shaking their heads in disbelief.

''It just sounds excessive to me to Taser gun a 6-year-old when everyone else around there were adults,'' said retired Broward County Juvenile Judge Frank Orlando, who runs a youth-law clinic at Nova Southeastern University. ``They couldn't subdue a 6-year-old? Must have been a pretty big kid.''

Police Director Bobby Parker said his department is reviewing the incident, but he defended the officer's decision to use the stun gun.

''We know the child was not harmed other than the little tiny probe pricks you get with the Taser,'' Parker said. 'What we do not know is if the child would or would not have subsequently cut his vein. Had the child cut his vein and the officer had not Tasered the child, somebody would be saying, `Well, you had the Taser. Why didn't you Taser the child?' ''

The boy, who has not been identified, had broken a picture frame in the assistant principal's office and was keeping a security guard at bay when the principal called 911. The police report did not say why the boy was so agitated, but principal Maria Mason told police he had a history of behavioral problems. Mason declined to comment Thursday.

By the time Miami-Dade Officers Marie Abbott and Yolanda Rivera and schools police Officer Valerie Staten arrived, the boy had a cut under his right eye and another on his left hand. The officers tried to get him to put down the shard, according to the police report.

Abbott slid a trash can, hoping the boy would throw the glass away.

When he wouldn't, Rivera contacted a supervisor to see if there was a policy prohibiting the use of a stun gun on a child. There isn't, and the officer was told to do what she felt was necessary.

The officers continued to talk to the child, who didn't respond.

When he tried to cut his own thigh, the officers acted. Abbott shocked him with her Taser while Rivera grabbed him before he collapsed.

The boy was treated by paramedics at the school and taken to Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he was committed for psychiatric evaluation.


''By using the Taser, we were able to stop the situation, stop him from hurting himself,'' police spokesman Juan DelCastillo said. ``We inflicted no injuries on him. We were able to take him to the hospital, and hopefully he's going to get the mental health attention he needs.

''Sure, he could have been tackled and maybe injured, maybe his arm broken or maybe that glass could have cut him in a critical area,'' DelCastillo said.

The schools police are also reviewing the incident to ''determine if we need any kind of clearer understanding between the two agencies,'' said Joseph Garcia, school district spokesman.

''We're not going to second-guess officers who were trying to come to the aid of a child who was in fairly desperate straits,'' he said, adding that schools police don't carry Tasers.

The two Miami-Dade officers arrived first at the school, 2000 NW 46th St., because the schools officer was farther away, Garcia said.

The incident concerned some community leaders and child advocates.

''I really can't believe they did that,'' said County Commissioner Joe Martinez, a former Miami-Dade police officer. ``This might be a good opportunity to review our policy.''

Some police departments, including the city of Miami, prohibit using a Taser on a child except in cases in which the only other option is to shoot the child with a gun. The Miramar and Coral Springs police departments also equip their officers with Tasers, but do not have policies on who can be shocked.

Miami-Dade -- which plans to issue Tasers to all patrol officers -- only prohibits using the Taser on pregnant women, but its policy does not mention children.

Miami-Dade Public Defender Bennett Brummer suggested the department also review its critical-incident training.

''It appears that the officers felt it was necessary to use a Taser to gain control of a 6-year-old,'' he said. ``This is a drastic measure that would not be permitted by other police departments and is troubling.

''Perhaps they could rely on the experience of the city of Miami with the improvements the city made in its crisis-intervention training,'' he said.

Sgt. Mike Barry, the officer in charge of training Miami-Dade police on the Tasers, declined to discuss the specifics of the case, but said all officers receive eight hours of training, and Abbott was issued her Taser in July.

He added that the Kelsey Pharr boy was the youngest child Miami-Dade officers have shocked with a Taser.

Parker called the Miami police policy flawed.

''Are you telling me that the city's policy is to let that child bleed out rather than Tasing them?'' Parker said. ``If that's their policy, potentially it's flawed. . . . Common sense dictates that unless it's extreme circumstances, you will not Tase a child. But we can't take that discretion away from the officer.''

Miami-Dade School Board Vice Chairman Robert Ingram, who spent 20 years as a Miami police officer and more than five years as Opa-locka police chief, said board members were not told of the incident. He learned of it from a reporter.

''The question is: You're standing there and what will provide the greater injury -- my trying to get the glass from him or using the Taser?'' Ingram said. ``It seems like the greater harm would come from the Taser.''

He was concerned about using a Taser on a young child.

''We've heard of people having heart failure with a Taser,'' he said. ``What happens when you hit a 6-year-old with an adult dose?''

In September, a Broward County attorney died after being shocked with a Taser by Miami police. Autopsy results have not been released, but police believe he died of a drug overdose.


Former Miami-Dade medical examiner Joe Davis said he didn't know whether Taser effects on a child would be different than those on an adult. But he worried the stun guns weren't tested on children.

''Those things are designed for adults; they're not designed for children,'' he said. ``The whole idea is to disarm somebody who's a real threat. It's a substitute for shooting the person.

``When you start using it for other things, for potty training, that's not too good.''

However, Kenneth Goodman, co-director of the University of Miami's Ethics Programs, pointed out the officer had to quickly weigh a difficult set of circumstances.

''The core issue here is, did the cop believe that the failure to use this device would have increased the risk or caused a risk of the child being hurt worse,'' Goodman said.

``I wasn't there and I wouldn't second-guess a cop who is making that decision under fraught circumstances in the heat of the moment.''

MIAMI - Parents and community leaders are outraged that a Miami-Dade County police officer used a stun gun to subdue a 6-year-old boy who was using a shard of glass to cut himself and hold a security officer at bay.

Many said they couldn't fathom why an adult used a Taser to shock a first-grader rather than restraining him.

"I couldn't imagine why a police officer would use that kind of device on a child," said Marvin Dunn, a psychology professor at Florida International University who was formerly a principal at an alternative school. "I can restrain a 6-year-old with one hand. I don't get it."

The incident occurred Oct. 20 inside the principal's office at Kelsey L. Pharr Elementary School, police said. The unidentified child, who has a history of behavioral problems, was alone in the office with a school security officer.

Principal Maria Mason told police she heard glass breaking and rushed into her office where the boy was bleeding and holding a piece of glass he'd taken out of a picture frame he broke with his fist.

By the time school district and Miami-Dade police officers arrived, the boy had cut himself under his right eye, was bleeding from his left hand and was smearing blood over his face, according to police reports.

An officer then slid a trash can toward the boy and tried to persuade him to throw away the glass. The boy responded by tightening his grip on the glass, the reports said.

As officers continued trying to calm the boy, he began cutting his leg, police said. That's when Miami-Dade Officer Maria Abbott fired the stun gun. The probes hit the boy in the middle of his torso and the bottom of his shirt.

"To further prevent the student from injuring himself, the officer felt she needed to deploy the stun gun," police Detective Randy Rossman said.

Officers then grabbed him and took away the glass, police said. Paramedics checked the boy's injuries, which consisted of the area where he was stunned and the cuts on his hand and face. The boy was committed for psychiatric evaluation.

Miami-Dade police policy prohibits the use of Tasers only against pregnant women. Before the officer used the stun gun on the boy, Miami-Dade Officer Yolanda Rivera, who was on the scene, called a sergeant and verified its use was within department policy.

Rossman said the department's administration was reviewing its Taser policy.

Dunn said there are methods of physically restraining children and dealing with emotionally disturbed children. Clearing the room and having just one person speaking calmly to the child could have been one option, he said.

"You simply escalate the situation when you bring more adults into the picture," Dunn said.

J. Krishnamurti, Theosophy, and the fabrication of the “new age” movement

J. Krishnamurti, Theosophy, and the fabrication of the “new age” movement

The "Pain Compliance" Device

The use of tasers has been on the news repeatedly over the last year, with videos involving police brutality, and the cover-ups for the electrocution deaths of taser victims. The first taser death acknowledged by governmental officials occurred in June of 2005. Contrary to popular belief, tasers are not non-lethal weapons. As the U.S. Department of Justice correctly contended, tasers should be recategorized as "less-lethal weapons" instead of non-lethal weapons. Most accurately; tasers should be categorized as torture devices, for this is their most common use. Indeed, in law enforcement communities, tasers are sometimes referred to as "pain compliance" devices.

Tasers cause pain and mental confusion by overloading a victim's central nervous system, and therefore, they cause even passive victims to become aggressive, and thereby the target of even more tasing until the damage becomes crippling. The internal burns, damage to the nervous system, and subsequent heart injuries are all invisible. It is this invisibility of injuries which allows for the plausible deniability that the departments who issue these devices desire. This is the real reason why tasers are still being issued to officers. The people making and marketing these terrible devices have always known the truth, and they really are that evil, as further reading shall prove.
for use on small children, FCC approved

The most common use of tasers in law-enforcement now is as a pain submission device. Originally, tasers were not intended to be weapons for use when individuals did not comply with orders from officers, but rather as a less-lethal alternative to firearms in life-threatening situations only.

Richmond County's Special Police

On May 28th, 2008, sixteen-year-old Quayshaun Leak from North Carolina (USA) was tasered in his school merely for refusing to yield identification. The subsequent electrocution attack upon him by a law-enforcement official not only risked his life, but it was also a spine-tingling message about obedience for all of us, and it is a warning about what the future holds of a land where the law does not apply to them any more than it protects us.

Remarkably, utilizing tasers on students in Richmond County, North Carolina, is actually an official policy of the Richmond County School System, and this policy is listed in its official documents as: Special Police Policy #4201. You see, the police whose job is to harass, intimidate, taser, and illegally search students are called the Special Police. The aforementioned policy states that tasing students is a "reasonable use of force". This speaks volumes about the system if it must use weapons and so-called "reasonable force" against children, and such child abuse is an official policy.

Leak was criminally charged with Disorderly Conduct by the Special Police involved. After all, he was screaming loudly whilst being electrocuted, which qualified him as the one disturbing the students' peace. They also charged him with assaulting an officer, and resisting arrest (since his arms were flailing during the electrocution). (Wink) Most of his assaulting and resisting took place during his spastic convulsions on the ground.

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

U.S. Bill of Rights - Amendment IV

In lieu of the ensuing cover-up, the Richmond County Daily Journal reported:

"Patti Almanza, Leak's [the victim's] cousin, filed two discrimination complaints Monday with the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights on behalf of Leak. The first complaint alleges Leak was 'brutally attacked' and that his mother was not allowed to view the video tape of the incident. The second claims Leak was denied the right to file charges against the arresting officer because the magistrate 'did not believe the child's version'."

Roger Holyfield
disobedient terrorist and non "compliant" child in need of correction

Meet young Roger Holyfield. Roger is dead, and never saw his eighteenth birthday. Phillip Burch, a medical examiner in Jerseyville, Illinois, officially reported that Roger's death in 2007 (at age 17) was the result of "excited delirium". This condition is not listed in any medical literature, and was apparently created specifically to explain Roger's death to the public. Dr. Burch was willing to claim as a doctor, and as a representative of the state, that Roger Holyfield had died of being too emotionally excited, which then led to his fatal heart-attack. The fact that Roger had been electrocuted with 50,000 volts was conveniently presented as being merely coincidental by the doctor, and incredibly, he furthermore claimed that he found no indications of trauma. His no trauma diagnosis is especially damning when considering that taser guns emit 50,000 volts of electricity into the body by internal "probes" (meat hooks) that bury themselves deep into flesh, and that electric chairs used for executions use only 2,000 volts, which is applied externally. The depths of corruption in Jerseyville are beyond belief, but it is not only Jerseyville with these problems.

Roger's crime was that he was carrying a Bible and talking about Jesus. He was to be baptized on the following day. To Jerseyville police officer Todd Witt, Roger's behavior proved that he was delusional, and needed immediate intervention by law-enforcement, including electrocution torture until his heart was destroyed.

"Witnesses say officers then tasered the teen at least twice and repeatedly punched him... Jerseyville Police admit that a teenager had already been handcuffed when he was tasered twice by two police officers... Police say although he was handcuffed, teen who was tasered and died was still a threat."

-- Channel 4 - KMOV

Starvation and Electro-Shock For Disabled Children

ABC News reported the abuse at the Judge Rotenberg Educational Center in Canton, Massachusetts:

"A special education school where two emotionally disturbed students were wrongly given dozens of shocks after a prank call, will be allowed to use electric shock treatments on students for another year.

"But the state's Office of Health and Human Services said the Judge Rotenberg Educational Center must prove it uses shock treatments only for the most dangerous and self-destructive behaviors, and also show that the treatments reduce those behaviors.

"On Aug. 26, someone posing as a supervisor called in shock treatments on two students, aged 16 and 19. The teens were awakened in the middle of the night and given the shock treatments, at times while their legs and arms were bound. One teen received 77 shocks and the other received 29. One was treated for two first-degree burns."

The San Diego Union-Tribune wrote about the same center in lieu of the San Diego School District's offloading of one of its special needs children to it.

"The center has 220 students, most of them from New York and Massachusetts public schools. With parent permission and court supervision [for orphans], some students wear remotely activated shock devices that send painful sensations through the skin. When they misbehave, students get shocked with varying levels of intensity for up to two seconds. The Rotenberg Center, which is licensed by Massachusetts agencies, also withholds food....

"Last year, investigators from the New York State Department of Education who visited the school issued a scathing report alleging excessive and improper use of shock treatment at the Rotenberg Center. According to the report, shock devices were used for 'behaviors that are not aggressive, health dangerous or destructive, such as nagging, swearing or failing to maintain a neat appearance'. Students also were required to wear the devices during showers and baths, raising concerns of electrocution, according to the report."

Gordon Randall Jones

"In July 2002, an Orange County [Florida] deputy shocked Gordon Randall Jones with a Taser 14 times in four minutes on the day the 37-year-old Orlando man died. Jones had taken cocaine that day and was acting strangely when deputies came to remove him from a hotel where he was a paid guest. But Jones had not been violent and was not being arrested for a crime when the Taser darts hit him in the back, crumbling him to the floor.

"A lobby surveillance tape shows Jones lying, sometimes still, sometimes writhing, while a circle of deputies stands near him, some with arms folded, waiting for him to follow orders to put his hands behind his back.

"Eventually, deputies discussed another plan to gain control over Jones, who had bloody drool frothing from his mouth. By then, observers in the lobby had begged deputies to stop shocking him. One woman had fled from the smell of burning flesh.

"According to depositions, deputies didn't tell paramedics about the repeated taser shocks as they loaded Jones face-down into an ambulance. He died on the way to a hospital.

"The Orange County deputy chief medical examiner found Jones suffocated, with taser shocks and cocaine intoxication contributing.

"The taser shocks, Dr. William Anderson said, interfered with the muscles Jones needed to breathe, making him already short of breath when he was eventually handcuffed lying on his chest."

-- Antigone Barton of the Palm Beach Post

Does anyone believe the part about cocaine, or that the paramedics saw no need to monitor the victim's breathing and pulse before he died in their emergency care?

The Clear Message

There is a clear message being sent to students. It is the message that any disobedience to governmental authorities could leave them in a horrific, and even life-threatening situation. The government, and the police, were chartered to serve the people; but many of them nowadays have begun attempting to force the public into servitude. There is no mystery as to why today's teenagers foster such a deep sense of rebellion and resentment. Nobody appears to have the guts to stand up for them anymore, and all of their authority figures try to herd them like cattle. Young people are being treated like animals, and raised like animals, so it is no surprise that many of them are devolving into animals. It is to be expected.

"If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever."

-- George Orwell

The orchestrators of the current state are traitors to both God and country, and ultimately, we will all pay a high price for what they have unleashed upon us. Instead of addressing these issues, agents of the public school systems attempt to impose consistently expanding draconian regulations to control their rowdy students, and boldly advise parents to send their children to school-chosen doctors to receive chemical straight-jackets for Attention Deficit Disorder. This is a disorder that many of those who have been diagnosed do not actually have. It is no coincidence that the establishment claims that the kids suffering from A.D.D. are the rebellious (independent and free-thinking) ones, because these are the same kids they wish most to silence using the chemical tools at their disposal. This also explains the statistically high correlation between children who are intellectually gifted with those who have A.D.D.. It all explains why all the smart kids with leadership suddenly began being diagnosed as mentally ill in the middle 1980's, and why they now seem to have no scruples in adulthood. The school policies are no more about education than they are about health, but are instead they are completely about population control.

"You can't make socialists out of individualists. Children who know how to think for themselves spoil the harmony of the collective society which is coming, where everyone is interdependent."

-- John Dewey, Father of Modern Education

It is apparent that rebellion is not only justified, but it is actually a desirable thing: for what state would the kids be in now if they did obey everything that the state commanded? Just how mindless would they really be? Otherwise, when they reached full adulthood, would they stand up to fight for their freedoms? Would they instead just lose their rights because the state told them to shut-up, sit-down, and have their papers ready for inspection? Perhaps this is the problem with the state of affairs now. Perhaps they were taught too well their lessons in blind obedience.

The Real Monsters

I hope people wake up and realize what this is doing to the youth before it is too late. When I read about the Richmond County taser incident, what appalled me was not just what actually happened; but the comments made in response to it. Although, it is possible that many of the comments were from the police officers, who were attempting to temper public opinion, and perform damage control. They included:

Harvey Potter wrote on Jun 2, 2008 11:01 PM:

"I say tase a few more of them, that will keep them unruly kids in check."

eric wrote on Jun 3, 2008 5:25 AM:

"I think the trouble maker got off easy. He should have been tased fully and then he might behave himself. Evidently he didn't get the instructions correct from his parents to behave at school and in public. What we have here is a failure to communicate"

In earlier times, (and better times) complaints about rowdy young people were as common as they are now, but never before was there the response that their rambunctiousness should be disciplined through electrocution torture devices. Electrocution devices were saved for only the worst murders, and they were eventually considered too cruel and inhumane to be used in most states. If this had been the response in previous times, then I can only imagine how ruthless society would be now, and I can foresee how ruthless it will become.

The people who were quoted above (and many more) who believe that the tasings were justified, and who praised the actions of the officers, are the very reasons why a police state is inevitable. How will these people feel when they finally get exactly the type of society that they are asking for? How will they react when they are on the receiving end of this type of justice? Perhaps they will consider it as they are being kicking in the face.

Those who believe that 50,000 volts of electricity from a police officer should replace good parenting and mentoring should never have children. In fact, there really should be no place in society for them.

Words From The Taser Makers

The use of tasers as a torture-till-compliance devices is repeatedly emphasized in the taser user manuals, which are provided to each law-enforcement officer who carries one. When the cartridge (where the probes are armed) is removed, the taser is still usable by pressing it against a victim's body. One of the the user manuals that I read phrases it rather interestingly:

"The drive-stun mode will not cause NMI and generally becomes primarily a pain compliance option. The drive-stun works more effectively when aggressively applied to pressure points on nerve bundles. This includes the brachial area, common peronial, mastoid, and pelvic triangle. The TASER X26C must be actively depressed or aggressively driven into the nerve bundles in a 'drive-stun' manner to be effective in the drive-stun mode.

"If the probes are deployed, even at very close range, the user may be able to use drive-stun to another portion of the body that is farther away from the probes, thereby resulting in enhanced NMI effect."

The taser manual furthermore includes a message encouraging application of tasers to areas which would inflict the most severe and long-term injuries, as cited below (emphasis mine):

"WARNING: Use care when applying a drive-stun to the neck or pelvic triangle. These areas are sensitive to mechanical injury (such as crushing to the trachea or testicles if applied forcefully). However, these areas have proven highly effective targets."

The Consequences

Tasers are not non-lethal weapons, but they are not as lethal as firearms. They were initially made and marketed as devices to replace guns in life-threatening situations. This is why society accepted them as a law-enforcement tool. Tasers were never condoned by society as a pain compliance weapon for police to easily enforce their will upon us; at least not until very recently. There are tremendous differences between the word tool, the word weapon, and the phrase "pain compliance device". Those differences are very important. Unfortunately, legislators who condone the use of tasers do not agree. It amazes me that a weapon which sends 50,000 volts of electricity through a person's body has not been through rigorous testing. It is still unknown which types of people are the most vulnerable, and who tasers are likely to kill. The damage from tasers can be both permanent and invisible. Tasers cook their victims internally in a similar fashion to microwaving them. The painful consequences can last life-times. Surgery is commonly required to remove their meat hooks (which the manufacturers politically refer to as "probes") because the "probes" have a tendency to burrow deep into muscle tissues, and even bones. The invisibility of taser injuries shields law-enforcement from accountability, and this is one of the main reasons why tasers have become so popular. As I write this, tasers are being used to torture the elderly, pregnant women, and six-year-old children. How many people will die from these weapons, and how many more will have it used on them as a pain compliance device before the public puts an end to it?

Monday, March 18, 2013

Translation feature up and running!

If you read and write in another language besides english, there is a small box where you can have ALL the contents of this site translated into the language of your choice.

Oh happy day....

Friday, March 8, 2013

SANDY HOOK - The Documentary (FULL VIDEO) 2013

Published on Jan 28, 2013

Youtubes attempt to stop people from viewing conspiracy videos? Anyone else have this similar problem? It tells me about 2-3 times a day I need to update my adobe for video playback ever since i started posting this Sandy Hook documentary about 2 weeks ago. Works fine on other videos, just the ones I posted it seems. Is Adobe/Youtube installing some form of tracking program every time a new flash player is installed? Why is it only on these videos and why only when i started posting them?

They have also deemed the documentary as inappropriate and offensive (part 2/2). Just the beginning stages of their attempt to suppress revealing information from being viewed by the public?

Leave me your thoughts, and check out the completed documentary in the video response below.

SANDY HOOK - The Documentary (2013)

Official Video - DVDs available. Please send a message or visit

Mark Howitt takes an investigative look into the events and controversy surrounding the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting which happened on December 14th 2012 in Newtown Connecticut. This documentary explores several aspects and claims of details surrounding the event and is an attempt to shed some light and provide logical answers to the many questions that remain as to what happened in Newtown. Using rare news and article clips, testimonies, police audio analysis and several perspectives, it is quite clear that we are not being told the truth about what really happened. Was there others involved in the crime? Why have authorities and media provided abundant amounts of misleading information, changing the official narrative on countless occasions? These questions are being asked by a large amount of people in the public and the case is looked at in great detail to try and make sense of things and bring closure to much of the controversy in what is perhaps the biggest conspiracy since JFK.

Topics discussed include identities of multiple suspects, police audio analysis, witness testimonies, media coverage, the Lanza family, gun ban issue, intelligence agencies, examples of covert operations, project longevity, project mockingbird, fast and furious, crisis actor claims, prior drills, living victims, FEMA, advanced knowledge of attack, motive of crime, and several other aspects and anomalies.

Please subscribe if you enjoy the documentary. Check out my other documentaries for further information which include The James Holmes Conspiracy, Eye of the Illuminati, 2012 Revolution, Evidence of Murder and The Formation of Resistance.

Thanks for watching and searching for the truth. It will be found...  

Bloodline Assassins

Ventura County Reporter - The drones are coming

Ventura County Reporter - The drones are coming
The drones are already flying and we've both photographed them and see them often. But if you cannot even see HUGE chemtrails overhead, doubtless you'll not see drones.

The 86 million invisible unemployed

and these are not counted as unemployed; therefore the numbers you read about are in fact, out and out lies!

Barry Sartero does the two-step on 2nd amendment

Caught On Tape: Police Officers Violating Fourth Amendment

Caught On Tape: Police Officers Violating Fourth Amendment

Wearable police surveillance cameras on the rise

Wearable police surveillance cameras on the rise

Thursday, March 7, 2013

The greatest murderous country in the world!

7000 deployed already in USA

bringing democracy to forei

It's official: the executive branch (which also means the military and other dark agencies)

Are planning on using armed and weaponized drones to assassinate US CITIZENS ON US SOIL.

Effective imediately...

Amerika, Amerika...uber alles!

The Militarization of Policing in America

Citizens are the enemy - shoot!
American neighborhoods are increasingly being policed by cops armed with the weapons and tactics of war. Federal funding in the billions of dollars has allowed state and local police departments to gain access to weapons and tactics created for overseas combat theaters – and yet very little is known about exactly how many police departments have military weapons and training, how militarized the police have become, and how extensively federal money is incentivizing this trend. It’s time to understand the true scope of the militarization of policing in America and the impact it is having in our neighborhoods. On March 6th, ACLU affiliates in 23 states filed over 255 public records requests with law enforcement agencies and National Guard offices to determine the extent to which federal funding and support has fueled the militarization of state and local police departments. Stay tuned as this project develops.

Consider these ten chilling stories. If the anecdotal evidence is any indication, use of military machinery such as tanks and grenades, as well as counter-terrorism tactics, encourage overly aggressive policing – too often with devastating consequences:

Confused after throwing a deafening and blinding “flashbang” into a home, police mistakenly shot and killed a sleeping nine-year-old.

Police in North Dakota borrowed a $154 million Predator drone from Homeland Security to arrest a family who refused to return six cows that wandered onto their farm.

A county sheriff’s department in South Carolina has an armored personnel carrier dubbed "The Peacemaker," which can shoot weapons that the U.S. military specifically refrains from using on people.

Police in Arkansas announced plans to patrol streets wearing full SWAT gear and carrying AR-15 assault rifles.

New Hampshire police received federal funds for a counter-attack vehicle, asking “what red-blooded American cop isn’t going to be excited about getting a toy like this?”

Drone manufacturers may offer police remote controlled drones with weapons like rubber bullets, Tasers, and tear gas.

Two SWAT Teams shut down a neighborhood in Colorado for four hours to search for a man suspected of stealing a bicycle and merchandise from Wal-Mart.

An Arizona SWAT team defended shooting an Iraq War veteran 60 times during a drug raid, but had to retract its claim that the veteran shot first.

A company in Arizona submitted a patent for shock cuffs, which can be used by cops to remotely administer a Taser-like shock to detainees.

The New York City Police Department disclosed that it deployed “counter-terror” measures against Occupy Movement protesters.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Juicing and Raw Foods: Mister Ed on your plate

Juicing and Raw Foods: Mister Ed on your plate: Turns out, Taco Bell and Bird's Eye meat products are testing positive for horse DNA. Be advised.

Stealing from the poorest of the poor: the homeless in SLO county

Keeping them homeless


(Editor’s note: This is the first in a series about San Luis Obispo County Homeless Services and the non-profit that manages the program. See Cliff Anderson’s struggles at the bottom of this story.)

Cliff Anderson lost his home in 2008 when a fire broke out in his apartment. Almost four years later and after making $41,420 in payments to remain in Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo’s case management, Anderson still has no home.

“They said they are going to get me into housing any day,” Anderson said last week.

However, he remains in the Maxine Lewis Homeless Shelter — and nearly all of the money he’s entrusted to CAPSLO’s case management appears to have disappeared. CAPSLO’s administration requires homeless who sleep in the shelter or a car parked in their lot to make the program the payee for their government checks. Case management then keeps 50 to 70 percent of a client’s money with claims it is placed into a secure account to be used in the future to pay for housing.

Anderson’s situation with CAPSLO is not unique. CalCoastNews has spent two years investigating CAPSLO and interviewing people the quasi-public agency claims to serve. CCN has learned that CAPSLO has engaged in practices that have homeless people giving the partnership much of the public assistance money they receive, but getting little or nothing in return.

In Anderson’s case, he has signed over his disability benefits to case management for the last three and a half years, Social Security records show.

CAPSLO administration claims collected money belongs to the client, and is being saved in order to get them into housing. There is no charge for staying at the shelter.

In Social Security benefits, Anderson brings in about $970 a month; CAPSLO permits him to keep $400 per month which leaves case management owing him about $20,000.

In addition, his case manager charges Anderson $25 every few months to run credit checks to determine if he qualifies for housing, and he is required pay about $37 a month for others to manage his money.

The federal government requires that entities trying to become payees for disabled clients receiving SSI attend special meetings where Social Security officials inform them that people on SSI must spend the benefits they receive. Disability money is required to be expended each month on necessities, not saved in the bank. People on SSI can only save a total of $2,000 out of their SSI payments.

And each year, the entities, known as payees, have to confirm to the Social Security Administration that recipients have not saved more than $2,000. It is considered fraud to misreport.

An SSI recipient or payee is responsible for returning payments to the federal government after the $2,000 limit has been reached. That means CAPSLO or Family Ties, a company retained by the agency, owes the Social Security Administration approximately $37,000 for misreporting Anderson’s account.

But CAPSLO says it doesn’t owe anything. CAPSLO Chief Operating Officer Jim Famalette claims that CAPSLO’s case managers are not the payees taking Anderson’s money. Anderson and the people like him are working with Family Ties, not CAPSLO, according to Famalette.

“We do not act as a payee for those funds,” Famalette said in an email to CalCoastNews.

But Lisa Niesen, Family Ties’ owner, said her company is not the payee getting the SSI payments for CAPSLO’s homeless clients. In any event, most of the client accounts contain minimal balances, she said.

“None of the clients we have from case management have more than a few thousand dollars in their account, and most have just $20 to $30,” Niesen said.

Several of CAPSLO’s homeless clients said they do not have an agreement with Family Ties. Niesen said her company’s agreement is with CAPSLO, not the case management clients.

SSI records for Anderson list Family Ties as the recipient for his money, but when homeless clients have questions about their accounts, they are required to deal with CAPSLO case managers.

In the past two years, homeless clients of CAPSLO have approached CalCoastNews with allegations that CAPSLO case managers often refuse to return all client monies when they leave the program or sometimes give a small percentage of what they are owed. If clients complain, they are barred from receiving CAPSLO homeless services.

Several current and former case managers have also said that they believe money is being embezzled from the clients’ accounts.

For years, CAPSLO administrators have refused to respond to allegations of missing funds, or to answer questions about what happens to a client’s money if they die.

On Friday, Famalette responded, saying that the allegations against a CAPSLO manager are a “baseless innuendo not worthy of a response.”

Meanwhile, CAPSLO is working to get approval for a 200-bed shelter and an overnight parking program. The parking program eventually would accommodate 200 vehicles.

Dee Torres asks the San Luis Obispo City Council to approve more aggressive treatment of the homeless who do not enter case management.

In March, the San Luis Obispo City Council entertained CAPSLO’s proposal to increase ticketing of homeless who sleep in their vehicles without agreeing to participate in case management, which requires giving CAPSLO case management a portion of their income.

Proponents of the more aggressive ticketing include San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill. Hill is in a relationship with CAPSLO’s Homeless Services Coordinator Dee Torres. Torres and Hill did not respond to requests for comment.

When Torres brought the proposal to the SLO City Council, Hill asked the council not to heed comments by members of the public who oppose Torres’ proposal. He said that the issue of homelessness is too complicated for most lay people to understand.

Torres argued for the change, claiming that CAPSLO had already managed to get five homeless clients in the parking program into housing. One client, Gulf War veteran Kimberly Frey-Griffin, said the claim was not accurate. Though she did get into housing, she said it was in spite of CAPSLO.

From December 2011 through May 2012, Frey-Griffin paid her case manager $25 to $50 a week she earned from cleaning houses. After more than five months in the program, on her own, she found and paid to get herself into housing. When she asked for her approximately $700 back, her case manager handed her a check for $133, and then added Frey-Griffin to the CAPSLO list of housing success stories.

Nevertheless, public officials throughout the county, many of whom sit on the CAPSLO Board of Directors, are the first to applaud CAPSLO for its work with the homeless.

Cliff Anderson’s struggles

He is a shell of a man, 6 feet tall and only 158 pounds, afflicted with severe edema and varicose veins, he lives in unrelenting agony.

He spends his days exposed to the elements, weathered beyond his years, trying to navigate the dangerous and homeless world of violent drug addicts, the mentally ill and those looking to steal what little he has.

He is a 69-year-old San Luis Obispo native who worked as a butcher most of his life, spending about a decade employed at the United Meat Market in San Luis Obispo.

It is a difficult life at the Maxine Lewis Shelter. Staff awaken clients at 6 a.m. to do chores, and then require the clients to leave by 7 a.m. Cliff Anderson often sits by the railroad tracks waiting for the 10 a.m. bus to the Prado Day Center, where he is exposed to the elements because CAPSLO management contends there is not enough money available to open the warming center.

The Prado warming center has been open only four days this year, despite a $25,000 donation last year from PG&E to benefit energy efficiency at Prado. The money was spent installing an air conditioning unit in the staff office area.

Cliff Anderson’s foot

Anderson must be waiting outside the shelter each night at 5 p.m., even though check-in does not start until 6 p.m. Once inside, clients are not permitted to watch television except on Saturday and Sunday evenings. Conversely, the North County shelter allows their clients to watch television each evening until 10 p.m.

Anderson’s cowboy boots are worn and uncomfortable. His feet are swollen and covered in veins. Anderson said a doctor had told him to get new shoes. But he has no money.

Nevertheless, his numerous requests to case managers — some witnessed by CalCoastNews reporters — to provide some of his own money to purchase a new pair of shoes have been rebuffed or ignored. Other homeless clients of CAPSLO tell similar stories of their medical needs not being met because their case managers refuse to provide the clients own money to do so.