Ever hear of the Uniform Crime Reports?
Reflecting on the importance of stats to prosecutors and law enforcement, wouldn't it make sense that the Springfield Police reports desk is trained in not taking reports or new information on old crimes? No report, no stat. Whoever thought that up at the top levels is nothing short of brilliant. Must have been an elected prosecutor.
I found a very telling quote in an old NY Times blog: "A lawyer who violates his ethical and legal duties to win a conviction debases his office and the justice system and should be severely punished. But with no real threat of discipline, and little risk even of detection, the only remaining safeguard is rigorous training and supervision. Most prosecutors’ offices get low grades even for that." - Stephen Gillers
Having been through legal hell a number of times, and the victim of unaddressed perjury repeatedly, in domestic relations and criminal courts, I would say it is time for a revolution. I would also extend that observation by Mr. Gillers to include anything a lawyer is trying to accomplish which impacts another citizen's life. I was thinking about the new "civil gideon" law in California and about the elite who will get to decide who might have access to justice. Right now I can think of a law suit I would like to file, one I think would fly, but seeking justice costs money in this country. Most lawyers want deep pockets to draw upon. Hey, it is the American dream right? Do less work for more pay? Who are those politicians fooling when they talk about work ethic? Or rather, who are they referring to? Certainly not the profession many of them come from: lawyering. Trickle-down has new meaning for the true American work ethic is less work for more pay. Think about it.
In the months I worked assisted living last year I worked harder than many of them will in a few years time. What right did that sociopath have to steal all my money in the fall of 08 and trick me into moving to Tucson? What right does he have to get away with it? He had no right, just as he had no right to recently commit perjury, pretending he hadn't been leaving "I love you" messages on my voice mail two weeks before waltzing into a court of law to fool his new victim, because when I caught on that his many I love you's in June and July were lies and finally got it that he will never change because that is one trait that makes him a sociopath. But getting justice is not easy when you are poor, disabled, unconnected.
Dumb thug types are much easier to apprehend and prosecute than the more intelligent thug and con man. I agree. It takes listening, reading, ordering records, subpoenaing documents, in other words.....work. I look at these piles of documents here and it is a burden, but my main job is taking care of the house and my grandchildren while my daughter works, along with working on healing and wellness for myself to try and overcome the effects of PTSD and the trauma of the last 2 and a half years. The people who get paid to do it, just don't want to be bothered and then there are the people who won't help because I can't pay for them to help me. So, I squeeze it in, or get up at unorthodox hours of the night so as not to be distracted. I need a champion to come to my rescue but am not counting on it happening.
A witness said they were going to talk to the prosecutor this last week. I haven't checked back with that person yet but my prediction is that nothing was done with the information. Just like the other verifiable leads and tips I have sent in via fax and phone report over the last year and several months.
(QUALIFICATION: The people discussed on this blog are or have been supposed directors of what have been purported to be charitable foundations, The Myria Foundation, and The Encyclopedia Foundation and so are public figures subject to public scrutiny of their character. I was a duped into becoming involved, first as a "director" of The Encyclopedia Foundation and then as a "Founding Director" of The Myria Foundation, verifiable with the Illinois Secretary of State's office. I paid for the incorporation of The Myria Foundation and I have a legal right to discuss this. This is MY life, and I am a witness to crimes no one seems to want to do anything about. I have over 2 inches of documents and hours of wav. files to back me up and the alleged illegal behaviors here have been reported to the Attorney General's office in Illinois as well as the State's Attorney of Sangamon County and the Springfield Police, and are part of various court records. It is my layman's opinion that Dean West is a sociopath, based on observed and documented behaviors. He is on probation right now for resisting a peace officer and I know there is a warrant out for him violating the RO of one of his net victims in Paterson, New Jersey and to the best of my knowledge there is a warrant out of South Dakota right now as well. Any questions? Feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 440-285-2648. Google "Kathleen Callahan and Ambien" for links with information showing Kathleen Callahan is a public figure. My friend Janet Makinen was involved in that suit as well and you can see her involvement as well if you google her name with Ambien.