Thursday, January 31, 2008

Interesting Drug War slide show:

Police Informants need not obey any laws
Todd Vashon, under oath tells how he doesn't need a driver's license, insurance, legal vehicle, or license plates to drive on Connecticut roads. Police allow police informants to break the law. Police pay informants with tax dollars to break the law.

Drugs can be planted on citizens to facilitate false arrests. Citizens that complain about lack of police protection and service, or that lodge police misconduct complaints can be beaten up, set up, and terrorized out of town or the state by police informants.

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Todd Vashon was paid $10,000 to kill Stephen Murzin and Phil Inkel. Vashon got scared and ratted out the cops who paid him to commit murder. [video deposition]

David J. Taylor stabbed Stephen Murzin 13 times, also stabbing 2 other individuals. A Connecticut Judge found no reason to violate the felon, Taylor, on probation for attempted murder. Murzin was arrested in the hospital for causing a disturbance while being stabbed when he woke up alive. [click here for documents and more]

Monday, January 21, 2008

Banging One's Head against a Wall?

file photo of concentration camp oven
Officials and the Government in Connecticut say, "Trust Us, We're here to Serve You"

[click here] for my email to Governor Rell regarding the Cheshire Connecticut Home Invasion

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January 20, 2008

To whom it may concern on the Connecticut Legislative Judiciary Committee:

Subject: The Cheshire home invasion and your representing all citizens

US Marine Stephen Murzin was arrested when he woke up in the hospital after having been stabbed 13 times. He had made a police misconduct complaint, so officers paid an informant, Todd Vashon, $10,000 cash to kill Murzin. Vashon contacted authorities and the cops were caught on tape but never prosecuted. Felon David J. Taylor on probation, stabbed Stephen, a Connecticut Judge found no reason to violate Taylor on probation or see to it he was to face a charge of attempted murder and 1st degree felony assault. So police, judges, prosecutors, DCF, parole, probation, prison guards, and even defense lawyers can band together to retaliate against citizens that seek to redress grievances to YOU ELECTED OFFICIALS, that lodge complaints, and those that expose official corruption.

A Connecticut State Police Officer allegedly invaded the Murzin home and illegally abducted Stephen’s 17 year old brother Ian as further retaliation, strangling Ian almost or to death where he was revived and never has been the same since.

Stafford Springs Connecticut Constable "Fat Frank" Prochaska thought he was more entitled to my wife that I met while that I met while traveling Europe than I was.[click here for this post]

Was $10,000 of taxpayer money offered to a police informant to set me up for a false arrest, police beating, where drugs would be planted on me, I would be charged with DUI and assaulting a police officer to prevent me from suing the Connecticut State Police?:

Former model, and Enfield Connecticut landlord Sue Reid was punched in the mouth and one of her teeth was knocked out by a tenant that police knew was trafficking crack cocaine and selling stolen firearms. Police charged Sue Reid with breach of peace for having had her tooth knocked out.

Enfield landlord Donald Christmas complained about unfair courts and police not protecting and serving downtown property owners. A 14 year old prostitute girlfriend of a police officer attacked Donny on his property and only Donny faced a year in prison, no deals. He had tried to evict a prostitute mother, and her 2 young teen prostitute daughters, including the underage girl that was the police officers daughter. The officer later left the scene of an accident, drunk, offduty, was later caught, and is still a police officer.

I evicted 3 prostitutes from my Stafford Springs, Connecticut rental properties. I was then arrested after resisting a mugger, using pepper spray. I faced a year and a half in prison, no deals for having used pepper spray. Connecticut State Police Officers were bragging that “Big Mouth” was going to prison before I had a trial. Officers allegedly offered crack cocaine smoker, alcoholic, frequenter of prostitutes, and admitted bi-polar on tape, help in obtaining a gun permit to terrorize my then 14 year old daughter and I out of Connecticut. I played resident Trooper Mulcahey a tape of a voice mail where Peter Coukos threatened my daughter’s life. Mulcahey said I would be arrested if I pressed charges and that I was kicked out of Connecticut and was to leave town.

Coukos caught me out in my yard, punched me in my back, slapping me in the back of the head telling me that he wanted me to have my daughter give him oral sex. He continued to beat and taunt me. I knew that if I turned around, police would again be waiting to arrest only me.

Chris Kennedy of Ellington Connecticut a prominent citizen that ran for State Representative complained about a Connecticut State Police Officer and Judge Jonathan Kaplan, contacting Rell’s legal staffer. In retaliation, Kenney was arrested and faced 30 years in prison and a $500,000 bond for having checked the wrong box, accidentally, on a court financial form.

The Petit family is well-to-do, prominent, and mostly likely have connections. The governor and you legislators seem willing to change the whole system over what happened to one family.

There are countless citizens terrorized by police, raped by police, assaulted by police, railroaded to prison by police and corrupt prosecutors, judges, and defense attorneys. Children are taken away based on false allegations to make quota so Connecticut maximizes on Federal Tax Dollars coming into Connecticut. Connecticut also rakes in Federal Tax Dollars to arrest, process, and put as many citizens in prison as possible.

The Connecticut State Police are on probation: They are begging for Civilian Oversight to clean up the mess.

This is typical of how Official Connecticut retaliates against whistle blowers:

I ask that you legislators either admit that the US Constitution no longer applies, that we live in a Police State, and the Courts are run like little monarchal kingdoms, or propose and pass Civilian Oversight of Police, Parole, Probation, Prisons, DCF, the Courts, Lawyers, and the spending of tax dollars, legislation.

I used to own $500,000 in Connecticut real estate and a small business built up over 2 decades. Because the Connecticut State Police Commissioner, such as Arthur L. Spada can put citizens on the secret enemies list and photos of citizens with their information can be sent out to police at role call so the citizen can be targeted and even set up for prison. Should courts be fixed to protect police from being sued and prosecuted, by ruining citizens that complain and who have legitimate cause to sue?

Thousands of families, children, and taxpayers are ruined every year. Will you legislators do something, or do you only serve the rich, connected, and Blue Blood Elites, such as the Petits?

Please let me know that you have received this email.

Steven G. Erickson

c/o Francis Knize

50 Sunset Pass Rd

Wilton, CT 06897

P.S. I am posting this email to you, here:

The above sent to:,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Connecticut Public Safety Committee:,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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Richard "Ritt" Goldstein proposed Civilian Oversight of Police in Hartford Connecticut at a special Judiciary Committee meeting. Ritt was so terrorized by Connecticut police he fled the US to seek political asylum in Sweden. Ritt testified with international experts producing this video:

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Did I help get a Homeland Security 6'5" Goon fired for harassing high school students at Seymour Connecticut High School with these videos?: [click here]

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Sex and Violence Junkies

Should Police Officers be giving into urges wanting their “pee-pee” taken care of, even when they are on duty, paid with taxpayer dollars?

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Suing the Connecticut State Police over violations of Citizens' Gun Rights

My opinion on the Hartford Court posted below, posted in the opinion section for the article (The Courant deleted the below comment):

It is about time someone took on the Connecticut State Police for their violations of the Constitutional rights of citizens.

The police aren't more responsible with firearms, probably less than citizens with permits as police aren't out to make sure other police officers lose their gun rights.

Police officers don't show up on the scene as better parents either, that is another discussion.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

You don't have to be a rocket scientist to get it



BRIDGEPORT, CONNECTICUT — U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays, R-4, says the city’s Board of Police Commissioners is not doing enough to support Police Chief Bryan Norwood’s efforts to reform and improve the department.

“You have a police chief trying to clean up the department. I think there are people on that commission who are on the wrong side of the equation,” Shays said during a recent editorial board meeting with the Connecticut Post.

Shays, a Bridgeport resident, faulted the police commission for not quickly firing officers accused of wrongdoing, and for spending months deciding on discipline. One of the cases cited by Shays involved a police officer who pushed his girlfriend out of a car.

That officer was eventually fired, but the process took months as he remained suspended without pay.

For the most part, police commissioners dismissed Shays’s statements, saying the congressman does not know enough about the day-to-day activities to judge the Police Department. They denied any suggestion that commissioners are not working with the chief, or committed to improving the department.

Other police officials pointed out that union contracts, civil service regulations and the commission’s own rules makes firing an officer a long, drawn out process.

Vice Chairman David Hall Sr. said Shays should have investigated before making his statements. “It’s a flaw in his character and leadership if he should make statements like that without the facts.”

Daniel Roach, another commissioner, agreed. “The congressman is a very busy guy, but if you haven’t been to any board meetings, you shouldn’t pass judgment on the relationship between the board and the chief of police.”

Norwood declined comment on the congressman’s remarks, but last year had said that any serious differences between him and the police commissioners had been resolved.

Shays, during a follow-up interview, pointed to several high-profile cases involving officers accused of wrongdoing. While the chief generally pushed for quick discipline, including terminating the officers, the police board moved slower.

“How can an officer push his wife out of a car and still be on the force? How is it people are granted pensions? As a congressman, it astounds me. As a taxpayer it blows my mind,” Shays said in the meeting with the editorial board.

“There is a huge need to ask every commissioner what they are doing to help this police chief succeed. The commission is not willing to back up the chief,” Shays said at the meeting.

One of the cases Shays referred to involved Officer Douglas Bepko, who was fired in August after pleading guilty in court to domestic violence charges relating to his girlfriend, whom he pushed out a moving car. The commission considered the situation for months before firing Bepko.

In 2006, the commission had acquitted Bepko and three other officers on charges that he assaulted an East Side store clerk. That drew complaints from the local NAACP last March, when a spokesman said the police commission was sending a message that sanctioned bad behavior.

Another controversial case involves Officer Brian Parker, who was accused of drinking while on duty. That case also took time to resolve, but Parker was fired in August.

During the follow up interview, Shays also pointed to Officer Murphy Pierce, who was suspended with pay in October. Pierce faces a citizen complaint and two sets of departmental charges.

Although the exact nature of the departmental charges against Pierce is not public — Shays said he believes the charges are serious — the congressman expressed outrage that Murphy has only been suspended with pay.

“Suspended with pay means he’s on paid vacation. You take disciplinary action, kick him off the force or you don’t do anything. This goes back to August and its January now,” Shays said.

The most serious discipline the chief can issue on his own is a 30-day suspension without pay. Any other discipline must be levied by the police board.

“These are examples. What the chief needs is to be backed up by the commission. It’s undermining morale and damages the community at large. A failure to act speaks volumes. You must make sure people who serve in a sensitive position are above reproach,” Shays said.

“They are not supporting him when you fail to act or act in a strong way,” he contended.

The congressman also faulted the Post for what he feels is not forcefully reporting on problems at the Police Department.

“You need a paper that aggressively highlights an issue. When a police officer pushes his girlfriend out a car it can’t be a one-day story. The Post needs to back up public officials who are trying to clean up the city, and I used the chief as an example,” Shays said, explaining why he brought up the issue during the editorial board meeting.

“He needs support from the public and our region’s major newspaper,” Shays said, referring to Norwood.

“We appreciate the congressman’s attention to local issues. The cases he mentions are well documented in the pages of the Connecticut Post,” said Editor James H. Smith. “We know the city has a good police chief and we also know there are good public servants on the police commission,” he said.

Police Commissioner James McCullough said the chief “bounces back and forth” in rendering discipline.

“He does some good things and he does some bad things,” said McCullough, who declined to elaborate.

Police commission member Ramon Larracuente called Says’ statements “broad. I would like to see him in front of the commission as a city of Bridgeport resident to express his views.

“I think it’s in poor taste. We don’t need fires being lit at this time,” he added.

Commissioner Theresa A. Brown deferred to Chairman Thomas L. Kanasky Jr. for comment. Kanasky was traveling and unavailable for comment.

Another member, Wendy Bridgeforth, was also unavailable.

Conflicts between the board and Norwood have been well documented and numerous articles have been written about disciplinary issues.

In May 2007, the chief and the commission agreed relations between the two had warmed following a blowup over a disciplinary decision.

Some of those disagreements apparently stemmed over differences in how the Bridgeport commission operates as opposed to a similar commission in New Haven, where Norwood previously worked as an assistant chief.

In Bridgeport, the commission can issue any form of discipline if an officer is arrested, or is the target of a citizen complaint. But the commission cannot fire an officer solely on the chief’s request. It must conduct its own evidentiary hearing.

Following a meeting with Chief Norwood, Commissioner Hall in May 2007 said the chief “had to understand that we have a process. He was humble enough to say we both need to make changes.”

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

RIP Free America

On January 4, 2008, the Judges of the Supreme Court of the United States, in conference, voted to deny the Petition for Writ of Certiorari in the landmark Right-to-Petition case We The People v. United States. On January 7 the Court issued its Order denying certiorari.

Without comment, the Supreme Court decided not to hear We The People v. United States, a case which, if heard, would have required the Court to declare -- for the first time history -- whether the Government is obligated to respond to proper Petitions by ordinary, private individuals for Redress of Grievances - specifically Grievances alleging unconstitutional behavior by the Government, and whether the individual having so Petitioned, has the Right to act to peacefully hold the Government accountable if the Government refuses to respond.


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Excerpt of text [found here]:

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed HR 1955, titled the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007. It was passed with 404 votes in favor.

A close reading within an historical context – keeping especially in mind the Patriot Act and the Military Commissions Act of 2006 and Presidential Executive Orders, pursuant to which the government has engaged in massive surveillance of its own citizens, as well as detentions, extraordinary renditions, assassinations, and torture – leads me to the following conclusions:

  • This is a "Thought Crime" bill of the type so often discussed in an Orwellian context.
  • It specifically targets the civilian population of the United States.
  • It defines "Violent Radicalization" as promoting any belief system that the government considers to be extremist.
  • "Homegrown Terrorism" and "Violent Radicalization" are defined as thought crimes.
  • Since the bill does not provide a specific definition of extremist belief system, it will be whatever the government at any given time deems it to be

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Excerpt of text [found here]:
... such as the Credit Rating Agency Reform Act, the Third Higher Education Extension Act, ratification requests for extradition treaties with Malta, Estonia, and Latvia; his proclamation of German-American Day, the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Act; and his proclamation of Leif Erickson Day.

Still, getting the Military Commission’s Act to the president so he could immediately mull it over for two weeks was so important, some members of Congress did not even read the bill before voting on it. Thus, as some of its minutia escaped scrutiny.

One bit of trivia that caught our eye was the elimination of habeas corpus, which apparently use to be the right of anyone who’s tossed in prison to appear in court and say “Hey, why am I in prison?”

OLBERMANN: Why does habeas corpus hate America? And how is it so bad for us? Mr. Bush says it gets in the way of him doing his job.

(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) Olbermann makes comments between clips of speeches by different politicians below.

BUSH: This legislation passed in the House yesterday is a part of making sure that we do have the capacity to protect you. Our most solemn job is the security of this country.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Will a chipped driver's license be the end of freedom in the US?

There is a National ID System in the works behind your back and in your face.

The "Watchers" can watch for you watching them. Then there is retaliation, false arrest, and you are held without a hearing as a political prisoner.

The "unwanted" by the government elite probably won't end up like this, it will be much more organized, and there won't be any video or still evidence.

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