$340K theft nets defendent only 30 days in jail
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Written by Jim McGauley
A Macclenny woman believed to be the mastermind of a scheme to bilk her elderly and infirm sister-in-law out of $340,000 in cash and other assets will spend a month in county jail and be on probation for 10 years.
Francis Claudette Gray, 48, who now lives in Lake City along with co-defendant and husband Jimmy, 77, will also be required to repay $227,212 back to the estate of Margarete Gray, who died last fall of cancer in a Jacksonville nursing home.
A sentencing hearing in circuit court the afternoon of February 22 thus wound up a significant portion of the criminal case that has languished in the court system since August, 2006 when the allegations first surfaced.
A civil lawsuit on behalf of the victim’s estate still pends, and the Jacksonville lawyer who is handling it was in court this week alleging the restitution amount falls short of what the Grays actually took from the victim.
Mr. Gray, who also appeared in court Monday, has been deemed incompetent to proceed though Judge James Nilon mentioned during the hearing that experts who examined him raised the possibility that he is a “malingerer” and may be exaggerating both physical and mental incapacities.
He is subject to re-evaluation at a later date.
The Grays were not charged criminally until September, 2008, when assistant state attorney Geoff Fleck filed counts of felony grand theft and exploitation of the elderly. Sheriff’s investigators had completed an investigation two years earlier, and former prosecutor Mel Bessinger was hesitant to file because he feared there was little proof the couple coerced the elder Mrs. Gray to sign over power of attorney.
Prosecutor Fleck contended that’s exactly what they did in a blatant grab for the ailing relative’s assets. The chain of events that immediately followed in the summer of 2006 including systematic looting of Mrs. Gray’s bank accounts, cashing in of certificates of deposit, sale of her north Jacksonville house and the theft of $37,000 cash from inside the house.
The thefts coincided with purchases of vehicles, a boat and two homes in west Macclenny. The defendants have since declared bankruptcy and their home was foreclosed.
Mrs. Gray, of German descent and a survivor of both the Nazi and Russian occupations during and after World War II, fell into ill health following the death of her husband Fred. By the time the Grays moved her to Macclenny Nursing and Rehab in the summer of 2006, she was malnourished and near comatose.
Nursing home employees became alarmed at the behavior of the defendants and their son Jimmy Jr. in forcing the patient to sign over power of attorney, which they told her was necessary to salvage the value of her home in Jacksonville. At the time, it was subject to condemnation.
The Grays always contended there was no coercion and that their relative wanted them to have her assets, a claim that her estate’s attorney Ron Davis calls patently false.
“She had told her friends she didn’t want to have anything to do with them, and before her husband died of cancer he advised her not to trust Jimmy Gray,” said Mr. Davis following Monday’s hearing.
The attorney said that before Mrs. Gray died last year, she nonetheless said she didn’t want the defendants to go to prison — and he believes that figured largely in Judge Nilon’s acceptance of the plea agreement.
Earlier, the judge rejected a plea pact and told the stunned defendants that, based on his reading of the information, the case called for prison time.
Prosecutor Fleck had since passed the case onto Mary Michelle Bevillelambert, and the Grays had counsel at public expense — George Nelson for the wife and Jeffrey Siegmeister for Mr. Gray.
Attorney Davis addressed Judge Nilon during the hearing on the restitution question, saying his analysis of bank statements gives a clear picture of what the couple transferred out, but it remains fuzzy as to where many of the funds went.
“I’m okay with the criminal case [the sentence] and the civil case is still pending. I still have a problem with the restitution amount,” he told the judge.
“Given the MO [modus operandi or past history] of this couple I have a pretty good feeling they won’t pay this back,” asserted Mr. Davis.
Later, he claimed there has never been an accurate accounting of where the money went — citing an extravagant trip to Disney World, thousands spent on furniture, payoff on a student loan and even a $14,000 cash donation to their onetime church, Calvary Baptist of Macclenny.
Judge Nilon held the amount in abeyance until later this year upon completion of interrogatories of the defendants under oath.
Mr. Davis said the late Mrs. Gray has no known descendants and expressed a desire that re-paid funds be donated to children’s charities. She gradually regained her mental faculties following that summer and retained them until her death.
Defendant Claudette Gray, the former director of the Community Action Agency and one-time court clerk, began her sentence later that evening.
Sunday, February 28, 2010
$340K theft nets defendent only 30 days in jail
Thursday, February 25, 2010
WNBC NEWS, CHANNEL 4, CARRIES MASSIVE CLOSINGS OF SENIOR CENTERS ON ITS WEBSITE AND ON TONIGHT’S NEWS
The more hits to the senior center story on WNBC’s website, the better so NBC sees this is an important story.
The story will air tonight either on the 6:00 PM or 11:00 PM news.
Please go to the CSCS website – www.cscs-ny.org to see the alert on this devastating cut. Immediate calls and letters must go to Governor Paterson and your state assemblymember and state senator.
For further information, contact Bobbie Sackman, (212) 398-6565 x226 or email@example.com
Thursday, February 18, 2010
thanks to Robert Finnigan for tip on the story
Joseph Reyes pleaded not guilty for allegedly violating a court order issued by Chicago family law Judge Edward R. Jordan who had barred Reyes from taking his 3-year-old daughter to church.....
Read the rest of story here=>>ABC New
Robert we are just as upset as you about what is happening to our culture,our values,our country! and how the courts are attempting to take over every intimate aspect of our lives.
See Video=>>You Tube
Stephen Baskerville gives a brief but in-depth (and damning) exposé of the history of America's family court system, which he calls "an abuse of government power … virtually 100%".
"What we need more than anything in this country", adds the author of Taken Into Custody (The War Against Fathers, Marriage, and the Family), is "a presumption of shared parenting" as well as
an act that will preserve, that will codify the ancient, very ancient recognition in the common law — in this country and in the English common law — that parents have a right to the care, custody, and companionship of their children and to supervise their upbringing; this is decades, if not centuries of case law … it's simply common sense…
Monday, February 15, 2010
I wanted to draw your attention to this important petition that I recently signed: "Petition for Gubernatorial Pardon of John O'Hara"
I really think this is an important cause, please we need you NOW to help John O'Hara help us and I'd like to encourage you to add your signature, too. It's free and takes just a few seconds of your
The $10 million suit alleges the Prospect Park Residence - where Judge John Phillips lived for eight months until his death two years ago - refused to give him a diabetic menu and frequently missed giving him required insulin shots.
"He had diabetes that was supposed to be controlled," said lawyer John O'Hara, also a longtime friend of Phillips. "They kept screwing up. ... They killed him."
Phillips - known as the "Kung Fu judge" during his 17 years on the Civil Court bench for his habit of making martial arts moves in court - died at 83 in February 2008 after collapsing in a Prospect Park Residence elevator.
He had been declared mentally incompetent in 2001, a move some charged was politically motivated because he had announced plans to challenge Brooklyn District attorney Charles Hynes.
A series of court-appointed guardians allegedly squandered Phillips' assets, and he died owing more than $1.5 million in taxes and other debts.
Phillips' nephew, the Rev. Samuel Boykin, who is managing his estate, said he noticed signs of trouble soon after Phillips moved into the Prospect Park West nursing home.
"Looking at him, you could tell his health was going downhill fast," he said. "I was afraid that his life was in danger."
He insisted poor care - not just advancing age - led to Phillips' decline, noting the judge was "a health fanatic."
"My uncle was a 10th-degree black belt in Asiatic martial arts," he said. "He never drank. He never smoked cigarettes. He went to bed every night at 8 o'clock.
"The justice system that he served let him down. It's been devastating."
Full Article and Source:
Family of 'Kung Fu Judge' John Phillips Sues Nursing Home Over Death, Allege Missed Insulin Shots
Contact John O'Hara: OHara007@comcast.net
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Even a Judge is not Safe
Crosspost from StopGuardianAbuse.Com
"The justice system that he served let him down. It's been devastating."
To the family, don't feel alone, we have all been left down by the 'system' except it isn't a system anymore it is now a business, an organized racket, untouchable and totally corrupt that has been instrumental and decisive in destroying many lives.
"my mother had been in the hospital, without the guardian notifying the family. She was there a full, FOUR DAYS, before we found out. AND, we only learned of it, when one of my brothers called the assisted living facility. It is outrageous! "
Normally the child parent relationship is sacred, but we do not live in normal times, you are disposable, and a hindrance. Your parents, children do not belong to you they belong to the state and to think that you would be notified and have a hand in making any important decisions regarding then is a stretch, this right is being stripped from us one case at a time.
Thank you for writing and letting others know that this is really happening...
another reader writes :
Crossposted from HenryMakow.Com
February 14, 2010
(Col. House,left, puppeteer of Presidents)
A quote, famously attributed to Rothschild agent Col. Edward House, but rarely understood except by "one man in a million" envisages people as collateral on the national debt:
"[Very] soon, every American will be required to register their biological property in a National system designed to keep track of the people and that will operate under the ancient system of pledging.
By such methodology, we can compel people to submit to our agenda, which will affect our security as a chargeback for our fiat paper currency. Every American will be forced to register or suffer not being able to work and earn a living.
They will be our chattel, and we will hold the security interest over them forever, by operation of the law merchant under the scheme of secured transactions. Americans, by unknowingly or unwittingly delivering the bills of lading to us will be rendered bankrupt and insolvent, forever to remain economic slaves through taxation, secured by their pledges.
They will be stripped of their rights and given a commercial value designed to make us a profit and they will be none the wiser, for not one man in a million could ever figure our plans and, if by accident one or two would figure it out, we have in our arsenal plausible deniability.
After all, this is the only logical way to fund government, by floating liens and debt to the registrants in the form of benefits and privileges. This will inevitably reap to us huge profits beyond our wildest expectations and leave every American a contributor or to this fraud which we will call "Social Insurance."
Without realizing it, every American will insure us for any loss we may incur and in this manner; every American will unknowingly be our servant, however begrudgingly. The people will become helpless and without any hope for their redemption and, we will employ the high office of the President of our dummy corporation to foment this plot against America."
If you can decipher what this means, you will truly understand a massive piece of the Global Agenda.
Essentially, House's quote illuminates the multiple "need" for imposing Legal Person's status upon us by the Satanic (Ego Worshipping) Elite.
The 'Strawman', also known as the Legal Person or Natural Person is the idea that a Fictitious Legal Entity, called a PERSON, exists for purposes of Law and Commerce.
This PERSON is similar to a Company or Corporation in that it exists as a construct of the imagination - it has no real body, and no soul to save, but for legal purposes, carries similar rights and attributes to that of a Human Man or Woman.
These rights include Ownership of Property, Lobbying the Government, Voting, and other activities related to money. The PERSON allows us to function with Limited Liability (read: Less Responsibility)
Our primary Legal Person, or "ID Card" consists of Birth Date, Eye color, Hair colour, Height, Weight, and now Fingerprints and Retina-scans, as if that's all we are. Nowhere on an ID Card are your Soul, or your Personality, or your Hopes, Dreams or Capacity to Love ever mentioned...
The emotional insecurities we have about our Bodies are magnified & exploited through constant propaganda and advertising, while our media hammers away at our psyche, "reminding" us that we are only Bodies, that bodies can only be sexy or ugly, and that Bodies and their Parts must be regarded as Possessions or Objects to be Owned.
In addition, by Registering (signing over to the state) your Biological Property (your body and the bodies of your children), creating a Birth Certificate (a Financial Security Instrument representing proof of parental consent in signing over the child) you are thus Consenting to the State's Ownership of You and Your Children.
The State then creates a child's very first Legal PERSON, with the parental signing of the Birth Certificate, which is given a "commercial value". If you have an older-style Birth Certificate, look on the Reverse side of it, to see 3 points of interest.
1) A 6-10 digit Number that you have never used in your life.
2) The words "Revenue Receipt" on the left side of this number.
3) The words "For Treasury Purposes Only" on the right side of the number.
Incidentally, before the 1900's, people USED to write the evidence of a birth in their Family Bible.
This first Legal Person attached to you, is known as a "NATIONAL CITIZEN" which later becomes synonymous with being a "Government Employee", when you SUBMIT (give in) an APPLICATION (to beg) for REGISTRATION (to sign over your rights) to become a SINner (by signing up for the Fraud called Social Insurance or Social Security).
You then receive your Employee ID # (also known as a SIN #) which creates another Person called a "TAXPAYER". This means you consent to the Income Tax Act, and now makes you liable for the Income Tax, in exchange for the "Benefits" of being a Government Employee.
The Strawman/Legal Person is thus the Evidence of your Signature (an oath) and Consent to Obey a set of Acts or Statutes, usually located on paper contract, or in a card form with your signature.
For example. You sign for a "Drivers License" to create a Legal Person called a "DRIVER", and have consented to follow the Traffic Safety/Motor Vehicle Acts of your state or province.
You sign up for a "Bank Account" to create a Legal Person called an "ACCOUNT HOLDER", usually providing your SIN # as part of your "Identification" which consents to allowing access to your bank account by court order to pay your Income Taxes by force!
You sign up for "Voter Registration" to create Legal Person called a "VOTER", which gets to vote for new Employee's and Presidents/Prime Ministers for the Corporation your PERSON resides in, and thus consent to the actions of your representative and their party, even if it means going to war against an innocent foreign country, or proroguing their own Parliament illegally!
There are literally dozens, if not hundreds of different PERSONS you can be holding, but none of them are YOU.
PERSONS must RESIDE within another Legal Entity, they cannot "Live" anywhere - that is why you are asked if you are a Resident of CANADA or the UNITED STATES. Authorities are not asking you, the Living Man or Woman if you Live in the Country, the are asking if your Legal Person RESIDES (has the right to do business/work) within their Corporation.
We have to know what words mean when people claiming authority try to use Legal words to control us. Legal dictionaries are different than regular dictionaries, because Legal words carry Weight in Law, and are often defined completely differently within various Acts, Statutes and Legal dictionaries. It is literally another language, which is why they call it Legalese.
Only by realizing and discerning WHO we really are : Powerful spiritual beings with unlimited creative potential created by God, can we break the first invisible chain keeping us from freedom.
"You can declare your Rights and stand upon them as a Sovereign Man or Woman by filing "Notices of Understanding and Intent" and "Claims of Right", example of both available on the Web. You must tailor your own Notices and Claims to your own situation. It is not a simple cookie-cutter process.
Standing upon your Sovereignty in court and winning is FACTUAL, but you must not fall for their NAME GAME, where they try to get you to accept your LEGAL NAME, which puts you in their jurisdiction. Doing that, in the eyes of the court, turns you from a Living Human with Human Rights, into a Soulless Corporate Entity with No Rights whatsoever.
The best solution to win against the crooked and corrupt courts is to never go to court and play their fixed game at all. If someone tries to use a Court Order against you, make sure it is SIGNED by a JUDGE or it is INVALID. Most Court Order's aren't actually signed, and officials use unsigned Court Order's as a confidence trick to gain your consent!
There is no silver bullet. There is no lazy way to learn about your rights. You must Research and do your homework to REALLY learn what you are doing. Ignorantly walking into court is like playing carelessly with a loaded handgun."
You are not a PERSON. You are a Living Soul of Flesh and Blood. A PERSON has Privileges that can be Revoked while a Living Human has Rights that are Inalienable!
Knowing THAT, is the first step to stopping the War Against Consciousness.
Paul Verge has written and performed for http://ThinkFree.ca, http://TragedyAndHope.com, and http://PeaceRevolution.org while labouring as a Filmmaker in Vancouver, Canada. His company, Divergentfilms has produced Paul's documentary films, "Hijacking Humanity", and the brand new "Believers Beware", which both feature Henry Makow, Ph.D.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Clara G. Fernandez was held isolated from her family,friends and associates while according to Doctors was given a cocktail of drugs that led to man falls. This while she was being shuffled around Monroe, Dade, Palm Beach and Osceola County in Florida.
During this time Clara was executing Quit Claim Deed to all the family properties, she executed a new Will and Testament, she signed a new Power of attorney, to the people who promptly cashed her CD, Stock and Bond accounts.
Clara G. Fernandez had been diagnosed with Alzheimer, Dementia and memory loss.
Alarmed family members attempted to get help from the authorities who ridiculed the family by saying things such as "Clara has a right to giver her property to whomever she wants" never showing any concern for welfare, her delicate state of health or even bothering to investigate the many falls as a result form her drugging...
After getting the run around from police agencies family and friends filed several complaints with the Florida Department of Children and Family.....
The DCF forwarded the complaint to the Florida , Bartow Office where the supervisor Roselynn Smith and Clay Kellam called us on December 24th, 2004 to inform us that they lacked police powers and were unable to do anything to help Clara.
A few days later Clara was left alone in a non handicapped hotel room , fell and became paralyzed never to walk again.
The ensuing legal fight led to a gorging by a horde of attorneys on Clara and Dr. Fernandez's most liquid assets, and a four year civil court battle ensued across several counties, this depleted Clara and Dr. Fernandez assets down to the illiquid assets some of which were auctioned off on the courthouse steps by the negligent handling of Guardian attorney Donald E. Yates who neglected to pay the Real Estate Taxes of Real Estate belonging to the Estate of Clara G. Fernandez.
After Clara was brought home by family members who rescued her on a early morning raid with the help of Broward Co. Sheriff and EMT personnel, attorney Donald Yates was awarded guardianship over Clara G. Fernandez. Mr Yates attempted to starve Clara out of her home by
intercepting her social security payments over the course of a year and converting them for legal fees, not paying utilities bills forcing the cut off of water supply to her home, and otherwise making life impossible for this now 93 year old woman had it not been for the resourcefulness of family members who took Clara to the soup kitchens for the homeless in order to survive the blockade they would have indeed have succeeded in starving her out of her home, institutionalizing her, taking possession of her homestead and converting it over to legal fees....
When family members attempted to complaint to the Florida Key West Office of the Florida Children and Family (DCF) office we were told by the office supervisor in no uncertain term that if we persisted in pressing the issue we would 'regret it'.
Dr. Fernandez did not survive the stress that he was subjected to and died on January 9th, 2006
With the help of a Judge that understood the situation, the guardianship was terminated, the perpetrators Adalberto J Fernandez, a disgruntled family member and his 'partner' William A. Hart were forced to nullify the deed to Clara's homestead to which they had helped themselves to, however they were rewarded with the deed to other properties, and were allowed to keep the money to which they had helped themselves to without any further recourse by family members who had to sign a compromise agreement in order to end the guardianship and save Clara from further legal harassment.
This is a classic case which instead of being swept under the rug forever should be studied in order to fix this badly broken system which allowed this and far too many incidents like these to happen.
We pray that the hell that Dr. Fernandez leading to his painful death precipitated by a hunger strike after being forceful separated from his wife of 58 years for purely financial reasons and the incapacitation of Clara G. Fernandez by getting caught in the crossfire while authorities stood by aiding and abetting this abuse is not lost forever in the memory of their children and caregivers but used as an example of why we must make changes and stop cannibalizing our own.
The suffering that we witnessed these two wonderful productive citizens go through has forever stripped us of all innocence that we might once had before we knew what elder abuse was and the suffering that we witnessed can only be compared to the suffering of innocent people who were separated forever from their loved ones at Auschwitz much like Dr. Fernandez and Clara were.
by Ray Fernandez firstname.lastname@example.org
*Robert Tischenkel was initially appointed Guardian for Clara G. Fernandez, he stepped down after a few months and Donald E. Yates took his place.
**After they damage was done and Clara was safely back home , then the DCF stepped in with a vengeance and with their attorney did everthing within their power to see Clara under a guardianship, they kept coming back time after time, investigation after investigation to try to find something, anything to use as an excuse to institutionalize Clara and see her under a permanent guardianship.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
GENESEE COUNTY, Mich. -- Genesee County’s elder abuse task force is credited with saving countless seniors who are abused and neglected every year.
WNEM TV5’s Julie Banovic was given exclusive access to the team -- as it cracked another case in Genesee County.
In 2006, Dr. Dorothy Mulkey, of Flushing, was diagnosed with dementia.
She told WNEM TV5 she trusted Andrea Neil, her former office manager, to be her caretaker.
Not having any children of her own with her husband having recently died, Mulkey depended on Andrea and her husband Steven just like they were family.
"Who would assume that someone with that many years of trust and devotion would turn like that on you,” said Diane Nims, Executive Director of the elder abuse task force.
The doctor paid the Niels to run errands, pick up groceries and even get prescriptions filled. But what Mulkey didn’t know was that the couple was over medicating her.
Authorities said she was drugged so badly she didn’t know her own name.
"It took 12 days to detox this doctor so we could get her back to where she had some recognition and some memory of who she was,” said Genesee County Sheriff Robert J. Pickell.
WNEM TV5 reported that Mulkey was only allowed out of her drugged state on days when she was asked to sign checks.
Authorities said Andrea and Steven tricked her into signing over $3 million.
"I was devastated really,” Mulkey said. "They had me so doped up that I did whatever she suggested. I think she would have probably murdered me in the end.” The Niels were not shy about spending their newly found $3 million fortune neither.
Pickell said the scheme nearly worked, since those close to Mulkey were not suspicious of any illegal activity.
The Neils were considered family, and more importantly, there were no signs of physical abuse seen in traditional elder abuse cases. "If this (elder abuse task) unit didn’t exist, this case would have fallen right through the crack,” Pickell said.
The division, dedicated solely to crimes against the elderly, received a tip from Mulkey’s financial institution warning them she appeared “zombie-like” during a recent visit.
An intake worker then followed up with a home visit. An interview with the drugged doctor quickly aroused suspicion and Mulkey was immediately admitted to the hospital. It took almost two weeks to flush the heavy medications out of her system.
“I feel great now,” Mulkey said. “I think most of that dope is washed out me, whatever she was giving me.”
Andrea was arrested in December and charged with elder abuse and embezzlement. It took another month to gather enough evidence to also charge her husband, Steven. The couple is now in jail awaiting a trial.
So far the elder abuse task force has helped save over 2,000 lives in Genesee County.
"I lived through it," Mulkey said. "Thank God I didn’t die."
For assistance with the care of an elder, information about services or to report a concern, call 810-762-4022 .
I am so happy to have some positive news to report ! Independently created Elder Abuse Task Forces is the only thing that works, when citizens finally say enough and take matters into their own hand!
Prepare for an apocalyptic anarchy ending Wall Street's toxic capitalismARROYO GRANDE, Calif. (MarketWatch) - Wake up investors. Are you prepared for the economic anarchy coming after a global-debt time bomb explodes? Are you thinking outside the box? Investing differently? Act now- tomorrow will be too late.
Can your family survive in the anarchy after the debt bomb explodes?This is no joke, folks. Are you prepared? Or preparing? Will your family survive in a post-apocalyptic world, when anarchy is rampant in America? Look at Washington, Wall Street and Corporate America today. You know it's already begun.
You are witnessing a fundamental breakdown of the American dream, a systemic breakdown of our democracy and our capitalism, a breakdown driven by the blind insatiable greed of Wall Street: Dysfunctional government, insane markets, economy on the brink. Multiply that many times over and see a world in total disarray. Ignore it now, tomorrow will be too late.The Big One is coming soon, bigger than the 2000 dot-com crash and the 2008 subprime credit meltdown combined. A huge market blowout. And as Bloomberg-BusinessWeek predicts: "The results won't be pretty for investors or elected officials."
Here's how these savvy Insiders are preparing: In his 2008 best-seller, "Wealth, War and Wisdom," hedge fund manager Barton Biggs, a highly respected Insider in the "Happy Conspiracy," advised rich insiders to expect the "possibility of a breakdown of the civilized infrastructure."
His advice: Make tons of money. Buy an isolated farm in the mountains. Protect family against the barbarians: "Your safe haven must be self-sufficient and capable of growing some kind of food ... It should be well-stocked with seed, fertilizer, canned food, wine, medicine, clothes, etc. Think Swiss Family Robinson."
And when the barbarians do come, firing "a few rounds over the approaching brigands' heads would probably be a compelling persuader that there are easier farms to pillage." Imagine a scene like Port-au-Prince after the quake.
How can America's 299 million 'second-class citizens' invest for anarchy?
So what can the average Joe and Jane, the other 299 million Americans do? Warning: In anarchy, nobody knows. Period. The only possible strategy: "Think Swiss Family Robinson." Stockpile like a "Happy Conspiracy Insider."
But wait, wait, I hear you asking loudly: There must be an alternative to this dark descent into anarchy, to the loss of everything that made America the greatest nation in history?
Yes there is an alternative. Out of the ashes of anarchy must come a Second American Revolution. But unfortunately nothing will happen until a great crisis awakens America ... shocks the conscience of the masses ... we are "asleep" ... only a seismic, systemic shock will trigger the necessary revolution.Sadly, that's the future many of us realists see ahead for America
Abridged for E.A. read : How America's two classes are preparing for a descent into anarchy
Will You Survive
Predicting The Date of Economic Collapse
SOVEREIGN ALCHEMY WILL FAIL
Of course our legal system is so corrupt and unjust you might just end up the one in jail punished for accusing the other.
Your kids ripped from your arms because by trying to protecting them, you are alienating them and dangerous of course what else could be a logical conclusion? Oh and don’t forget trying the same thing that did not work three years ago again and the family is still trying to recover from it. Nevertheless, of course this time even though every aspect of it is the same, it is completely different, and it will work this time, of course. That is the difference between law and justice.
THE LAW IS NOT JUST! They take kids from their caring, loving, responsible, archetype mom and give them to the abusive dad’s latest girlfriend, when the girlfriend will soon not be the girlfriend anymore. There are pictures of a naked woman on his phone. That is the “stable” environment in which they want to place the children. That is our legal system at work.
Is that in anyway shape or form justice? Is taking a child, who has been following all the unjust laws, and telling her that because she does not love her father enough she cannot see or talk to her mom, justice? They have her come in to the court, sit down and then the judge starts talking; to the girl it is like a nightmare. The judge is far away and looking down on her making the decisions that will change her life. The judge starts to grow and get closer, and the girl grows slightly dizzy. She knows that any second now she will pass out unconscious in her chair. And she waits for unconsciousness to take her to a peaceful place, it never comes. Then the judge stops talking and the girl’s sister starts. Soon after that, the girl is sobbing and yelling at the judge. The sister storms out and the girl follows. And with the step outside that room, she steps into her new life and as the door closes behind her, the possibility of turning back is sealed off forever.
This story about the United States’ legal system is not uncommon. This injustice happens everyday in courts across the country. When well we step up and not take those unjust orders? Did that girl really need to go through it once to realize that it was wrong and that she could disobey the orders and try to change the system? When is injustice to much? Why don’t we protest all injustices? Why doesn’t anybody help the girl?
"When I’m telling you that what I say is true
My father did hurt me last night
But you don’t care at all
You shrug it off as my mom’s fault
And tell me I have to be good
My father beat my sister last night
I could hear her screams
I cried because I could not help her
And could not block the screams
When I told you this, you told me to be good
And said that I could only see my mom if I did not tell a soul
I am still haunted by my sister’s screams
But you just shrug it off"
You have made clear your strength even out of the mouths of babies at the breast, because of those who are against you; so that you may put to shame the cruel and violent man. Psalm 8:2 Bible Basic EnglishLittle children can not be helped by the CPS ,DCF, who further victimizes and traumatizes them
Desperate children whose parents are being slowly murdered in isolation one drip at a time.
Desperate mothers whose children are ripped from their arms....
Never in the history of man has such cruelty been perpetuated upon man, separating children from their mothers, separating grown kids from their aged parents, many times never to be re united again as a normal family again as their assets are promptly deposed of at fire sales:
And restraining orders are entered to keep families apart while their elders are chemically restrained and murdered.....
In the same desperate attempt to to be heard, to voice the injustices that are
performed unto them by alienating children from their mother, older parents from their children, in the war against families the only winners is the legal system's cottage industry and their bosses, but we of the slave class are all losers, all victims, and we are all disposable.
Little girl , I don't know your name but I applaud your courage, at your young age, you have been made to lose your innocence you know you can not turn to the authorities as there are none, you know that you can not turn to the Child protection agencies as they are your executioners, 'Little Girl' you ask "Why doesn’t anybody help" and you keenly observe in your eloquent poem that made my eyes water.
All I can say to you is to be strong, this isn't the first time that this happened under the veil of government, there was once not to long ago where families were also separated and millions of people asked themselves the very same questions you are asking "Why Doesn't anybody help?" as they were marched to their date with destiny at Auschwitz, like sheep to the slaughter while the same men remained silent about what their government was doing just like they remain silent today.
Friday, February 12, 2010
Ray, I looked up the drugs you were kind enough to provide and it is disgusting. I'll bet Clara fell due to dizziness caused by the drugs. Mom is on Zyprexa, known for killing the elderly at the rate of nearly two to one. It causes diabetes, dizziness, life threatening constipation, heart attack, stroke and pneumonia. I have been trying to get records and have been refused.
The guardian and her lawyer have threatened to bring violation of HIPAA law against me for signing a release to a xxxx lawyer to sue Eli Lilly for damage done to my mother by the drug. The guardian states in reports that my mother is taking it "voluntarily" but my mother is not told the side effects so there is no informed consent. the doctor did not return my phone call. The guardian, doctor and conservator pass pass the buck but the guardian states in reports that she, is monitoring the drug. So she, the guardian, would not want a law suit against Eli Lilly because it would expose the guardian even though the guardian has the legal right to sue for damage done by the drug.
I have been trying for the last 6 months to get the letter from the guardian's lawyer to the xxxx lawyer (the lawyer who was going to sue Eli Lilly) refusing to allow inoformation that my mother is even on the drug claiming to "protect" my mother's privacy. The letter form the xxxx lawyer back to the guardian's lawyer states the suit will not be pursued unless the guardian allows it in a return letter. No letter from the guardian was forthcoming and the suit was banished to archives.--
Eric, I don't know what to say I will pray for your mother, these are very sick and evil people who will stop at nothing to make a buck , at least in Auschwitz the end came quickly , but here they like to torture people and the end comes slowly from my postings you can see the deadly cocktail they gave my mother, but don't give up! We never did and although I was not able to save my father we were able to make the dash to freedom in time to save my mother and stop the drugs where she was able to recover her memory and cognitive abilities fully.
Today my mother at 93 enjoys a normal family life at home, free from drugs, surrounded by loving family members who revere old age and see it as a blessing they look forward after work to bringing her a newspaper to read, an apple, a mango, just to see her eyes light up, she goes out on outings often and is enjoying her new found freedom.
I pray that you and your mother will be able to enjoy the freedom that we have been so blessed to now enjoy.
Eric, be strong I hope that one day you will be able to escape the hellish situation you now find yourself in and be able to enjoy your mother once more under normal circumstances! When my mother was on a drip, under a plethora of drugs we never thought she get out of alive but we never gave up and were able to arrange for her to leave the country and has now recovered fully.....
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Posted: 09 Feb 2010 09:08 AM PST
EXPOSED: “Scandalous Abuse” of the Elderly Being Killed With Psychiatric Medications
“[One hundred thousand] people with dementia in care homes are being inappropriately prescribed a damaging chemical cosh of antipsychotic drugs and new research suggests that there is a significant problem in hospitals too,” the letter reads.
“Antipsychotics should only ever be a last resort. This over prescription is abuse and it must stop. … We cannot stand by while this scandalous abuse of vulnerable citizens continues.”
Although antipsychotic drugs are intended for people with medical conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder and are not approved for the treatment of dementia, studies show that nursing homes and hospitals regularly prescribe them to these patients as sedatives, in order to make them easier for doctors and nurses to handle.
Research has shown, however, that antipsychotic drugs can double a patient’s risk of death if used for three years. Another study found that dementia patients are three times more likely to suffer a stroke if given antipsychotic drugs.
A 2008 report by British Minister of Parliament Paul Burstow concluded that 23,500 dementia patients are being killed every year by inappropriate prescription of antipsychotics in nursing homes. However, a recent survey by the Alzheimer’s Society marks the first time that researchers have looked into the prevalence of the problem in hospitals.
The trust found that three-quarters of nurses surveyed said they had seen antipsychotics used to sedate dementia patients, while one-quarter said they had seen the drugs used inappropriately.
“The massive over prescription of antipsychotics to people with dementia is an abuse of human rights, causing serious side effects and increasing risk of death,” said Neil Hunt of the Alzheimer’s Society. “The government must take action to ensure that these drugs are only ever used as a last resort.”
“While the Department of Health prevaricates, thousands of people are being put at risk through the misuse of
Sources for this story include: www.telegraph.co.uk.
An elderly lady, pitifully frail, is seated in an armchair in the lounge of a care home, dozing fitfully.
Now just a little over six stone, she is a pale shadow of the vibrant woman she once was. What is going on inside her mind?
Is she lost in a dream of happier times, when she was young and full of life with an adored husband and young son - long ago days when it seemed impossible she would become old?
Or has this 85-year-old woman been doped up by the staff to keep her quiet, to make their lives easy - trapped in a perpetual state of confusion, destined to spend her final days in this twilight world of half-consciousness?
His mother told him she was being drugged and staff confirmed they were putting a sedative in her food.
"It is very convenient for staff at care homes to conceal drugs in the food and drink of residents, not for therapeutic problems but to make the residents easier to manage" he said.
Old people can be difficult and messy, and for many who work in care homes it is easier to dope them up and leave them to their own devices.
They receive no respect, their dignity is taken away from them, they are humiliated.
Only half of staff in care homes are required to be given training in caring for the elderly Most terrifying of all, they are given powerful sedatives which turn them into zombies and which experts say increase the chance of an early death.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Lawyers in Love - By Janet Phelan
“I can’t keep up with what’s been going wrongI think my heart must just be
Among the human beings in their designer jeans
Am I the only one who hears the screamsAnd the strangled cries of lawyers in
love?”— Jackson Browne
After a three and a half year battle in a conservatorship matter, William Horspool has been granted the right to his own home, through a decision tendered last week by the Fourth Appellate District Court in California.
William Horspool , 47, is the son of Raymond Horspool, Sr., who was put under a conservatorship in July of 2006. The conservatorship was launched by three of Raymond’s children--Redlands attorneys J. David Horspool and Karin Horspool, along with sibling Margaret Updike. J. David Horspool has served as chief counsel for the infamous conservator Melodie Scott, whose business practices have been under scrutiny by the California Department of Consumer Affairs, the San Bernardino Grand Jury and other entities.
At a hearing in San Bernardino Probate Court, Updike declared that her father, Raymond, was suffering from dementia and short term memory loss and that his pension and savings were at risk because he had mailed checks in response to a purported mail scam, wherein he was requested to mail in money prior to receiving a prize. Judge Frank Gafkowski granted the temporary conservatorship to Updike on the spot. Raymond Horspool, a WWII veteran and former chemist, was not in court nor was he represented at that hearing.
In 2005, prior to the initiation of the conservatorship, William Horspool was granted a piece of property in Riverside by his father. Judge Michael Welch (see September 11, 2009 San Bernardino County Sentinel article, posted on scamraiders.com December 30, 2009 concerning multiple reconveyances by judges ) later reversed the gift made by Raymond Horspool, Sr. and ordered the property into the hands of Trustees David Horspool and brother Raymond Horspool, Jr. The siblings then moved for the eviction of William, his wife and young children.
A protracted legal battle ensued. The attempts to derail the conservatorship failed and William then tried to secure his property rights, as his own brother, David and sisters Karin and Margaret moved to take over his home. The Riverside Sheriffs came out on at least one occasion intent on forcibly removing William from his house. They were blocked by a last minute legal maneuver by his sister, Barbara Howard, who was on site and claimed possession of the property.
According to Howard, eight officers showed up on the morning of April 15, 2009, with guns drawn. She recalls at least one officer had an AK-47 in hand. The officers forced the occupants out of the house “at gunpoint” until it was determined that Howard’s stated right of possession would be honored.
On January 27, the Fourth Appellate court reversed the decision by Welch and authorized the property to remain in the possession of William until trial commences in April
Barbara Howard has maintained that the conservatorship has resulted in abuse of their father and a severing of close family ties. In October of 2007, William Horspool called the Riverside County Sheriffs to report that his father was being neglected by the conservator. He purportedly had taken photographs of his father, lying in a bed soaked in urine and excrement, with rashes in evidence on his lower parts. According to Howard, the Sheriff's arrived and allowed attorney David Horspool and Updike a good forty five minutes to go in and clean up Raymond before the deputies entered the house. When William filed the photos with the court, Judge Welch ordered the photos removed from the court file and issued a Restraining Order against William.
William Horspool has not seen his father in over two years. Barbara Howard, who is a travel agent living in Los Angeles, states that she has also not seen her father for a year and a half. "I'm afraid if I go see him that David will get a Restraining Order against me, too." she says. She states that the conservatorship has split up the once close family, and has produced an irreparable schism among the adult Horspool siblings.
“I had no idea what my brother David was doing before he put Dad into the system,” she states. “I thought he was helping out elderly people. I had no idea what he was really doing to people.” She states she then spent hours researching her attorney brother and was “horrified” at what she uncovered. “He is like a terrorist,” she stated. “He is terrorizing the elderly and he terrorized my brother, William.
”William, who is a retired peace officer, was ordered by the court to turn in his firearms as a stipulation of the Restraining Order. In a recent interview, Howard stressed the fact that William never had an evidentiary hearing on the Restraining Order. In fact, the order issued by Judge Welch on the Restraining Order lists no one as being in court for the hearing, buttressing Howard’s contention that the court violated his right to due process. “It is just incredible that someone can lose access to a family member and lose their Second Amendment rights without ever having a hearing,” she stated.
“It must be so hard for Dad,” she says. “William and he were so close. I’m sure he doesn’t understand what is going on.
”In a similar case, another San Bernardino County attorney, Sherri Kastilahn, was sanctioned over ten thousand dollars when her bid to launch a conservatorship over her own step father, Clifford Hughes, met with failure. Her declaration to the court in support of the need for the conservatorship alleged neglect by her mother, Jean Hughes. The declaration to the court in support of the conservatorship also states the immediate request to sell Hughes’ property.
At the same time, Kastilahn filed for protective orders alleging elder abuse by Jean and Kastilahn’s sister, Debra Futryk, Futryk’s husband, Scott and Kastilahn’s brother, Mark Kastilahn.
In his decision of March 15, 2002, San Bernardino Superior Court Commissioner David Proulx denied Katilahn’s bid for conservatorship and denied the protective orders she had requested. While he granted some conservatorship fees and expenses for the period of time that Kastilahn had forcibly taken Clifford from his home and was supervising his care, Proulx denied her attorney fees. Kastilahn appealed this decision. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals denied her any appeal and then sanctioned her for launching a meritless and frivolous action.
According to Debra Futryk, Kastilahn’s failed conservatorship bid cost them over $20,000 and resulted in Jean Hughes spending over $100,000 in legal fees. Jean Hughes’s attorney, Richard Millar, formerly the President of the Orange County Bar Association, took the unusual step of reporting a colleague to the State Bar. His five page report to the State Bar, dated March 29,2002, lists perjury, impersonation and destruction of evidence/obstruction of justice as the alleged charges against Kastilahn, and details specific actions such as Kastilahn forging her step-father Clifford’s signature on a Trust document, “destroying or attempting to destroy evidence of said forgery by taking scissors and removing portions of the purported signature of Mr. Hughes,” “Inducing her secretary…to remove Mr. Hughes’ signature from her notary book by pasting blank paper over the signature,” and Kastilahn impersonating her own mother, Jean Hughes in an email to a third party, among other acts.
The State Bar’s response was terse. “There is insufficient evidence to establish that Ms. Kastilahn has engaged in any misconduct,” wrote Erin McKeown, Deputy Trial Counsel, in a letter dated July 31, 2002.
Scott Futryk expressed amazement as to how Sherri Kastilahn could have later ascended to the position of President of the High Desert Bar Association. She has also served as a Judge Pro Tem in San Bernardino Court.
“What she did to to her mother, Jean Hughes, as well as to Cliff constitutes elder abuse,” Scott Futryk declared in an interview last week. “An attorney friend, an expert in elder law, explained this to us but at that point we had no money to pursue her,” he said.
The order from the Fourth Appellate District Court stated that Sherri Kastilahn should “report the sanctions order to the State Bar of California (Bus. And Prof. Code 6068). Oddly, the State Bar of California lists Sherri Kastilahn as a member in good standing, with “no public record of discipline” and “no public record of administrative actions.”
Calls to the State Bar requesting input as to why the State Bar did not list the sanctions were responded to by attorney Kristin Ritsema. While unable to state whether the Bar investigated the complaint against Kastilahn, Ritsema stated that “all complaints are reviewed by an attorney but not every complaint is investigated. “ She denied that there was any “special list” of attorneys who were given a pass when complaints were tendered against them.
Neither Sherri Kastilahn nor J. David Horspool responded to calls from this reporter questioning their actions in the above cases.
Notes from the Editor:
The story by Janet Phelan is most interesting in that it follows a common theme that we have been expounding here at E.A.
First it exemplifies what a superb con job the legal profession does in policing their own, and protecting their own at any expense, and how useless it is for anyone even thinking of filing a complaint with the State Bar Association, although we can only hope that not every state bar is as corrupt as the California Bar and I am sure that there are times that they might want to purge their members and find the complaint process helpful in that venue.
Secondly, it shows how easy is to weaponize the (public servants) (DCF) police and other public agencies and use them as as a terror weapon against elders and family members by filing False reports of abuse, neglect, or exploitation of a vulnerable adult which is not true and is maliciously made for the purpose of:(a) Harassing, embarrassing, or harming another person;(b) Personal financial gain for the reporting person;(c) Acquiring custody of a vulnerable adult; or(d) Personal benefit for the reporting person in any other private dispute involving a vulnerable adult.
Thirdly,“It is just incredible that someone can lose access to a family member and lose their Second Amendment rights without ever having a hearing,” Here we go again! that incredibility thing! It never ceases to amaze me when people realize they have no rights, there isn't a hearing required, and you can be isolated, medicated and put away without as much as a hearing!
How surprised they act, like a deer caught in the headlights, I like to call it the "I didn't think this could happen in America" syndrome.