Tuesday, April 27, 2010

From the Elder Abuse blog:

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Friday, December 26, 2008

The Betrayal of Our Children

Diary Entry by Steven G. Erickson


Connecticut DCF Attorney Maureen Duggan file photo

Lawyers on Ethics Commissions, such as Maureen Duggan, can be caught lying, committing perjury, manufacturing evidence, using false identities, obstructing justice, getting involved in complex plots and schemes, acting unethically, and while being paid tax dollars to safeguard families and children, harm families and children, defrauding tax payers, and not be fired! Is this proper use of your federal tax dollars we ALL PAY?

Maureen Duggan, an official of Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families, DCF, is paid $105,000. Her punishment for possibly committing a number of felonies is to take 9 hours of ethics classes over 3 years. [story]
Lawyers oversee lawyers. Lawyers can be 2/3 of a Judiciary Committee in the legislative branch making laws for further attorney abuse of the public. A high percentage of law students, paralegals, and even lawyers are legislative aids. There is undo influence, backroom deals, and public corruption with the current system.

Former Governor John G. Rowland was bragging that child abuse went down 45% on his official webpage, and the response was to take 445% more children. His alleged mistress, the former head of DCF, Kristine Regaglia, also received freebies and bribes from organized crime figures for mobsters to build, supply, and run “Kiddie Max” prisons for kids. [more information in this post]

Abuse [like this] occurs across America.

We need a “People’s Grand Jury System”, We the People should be able to bring evidence of wrongdoing, public corruption, police, judicial, attorney, official, and prosecutorial misconduct to any courthouse where an independent grand jury, with term limits, votes to privately investigate, prosecute, indict, etc.

[Information on Grand Juries and why we need them]

From John Q. Public all the way up to the US President, everyone should be accountable to the same laws and receive just punishments, with consistency, fairness, and incentives to best serve the public while not wasting hard earned tax dollars.

Those receiving tax dollars should act in the best interest of the public, not their interests.

“Silence signifies acceptance.”

-Steven G. Erickson

My thoughts on the “legal” system revolving as many citizens into prison as is possible [click here]

Steven G. Erickson is a freelance cameraman, blogger, photographer, documentary producer, screenwriter, sometimes journalist, and can and will travel anywhere if the terms are right. His objective is to reform America's courts, creating a "People's Grand Jury" system, exposing and fixing public corruption, corporate abuse of the public, and punishing police, official, prosecutorial, judicial, and attorney misconduct.
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Friday, April 23, 2010

CT Judicial Branch Insider and Backroom Deals?

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Last-Minute Deal Averts Crisis In Judicial Branch


April 23, 2010

In a last-minute deal to avert a crisis in the state's courts, Gov. M. Jodi Rell and the judicial branch have agreed to keep open courthouses that had been threatened with closure because of the state's budget woes.

The deal also clears the path for an important public hearing today for nine judicial nominees whose futures had been in question in a bitter budget battle involving all three branches of government: the Rell administration, the legislature, and the judicial branch.

"Judicial is ecstatic. They're very happy," said Rep. Michael P. Lawlor, the longtime co-chairman of the judiciary committee. "This is what they've been asking for all along. It solves the problem. ... This is the outcome that everyone wanted."

The judicial branch now will have enough money to keep the threatened courthouses open. No courthouses have been closed yet, but some law libraries have been closed. Lawlor did not reveal all the details of the deal, saying that the agreement is sensitive and minor issues remain to be worked out.

The judiciary committee and the Democratic-controlled legislature had threatened to hold up the appointment of the nominated judges, including Rell's longtime budget director, Robert L. Genuario, and the public safety commissioner, John A. Danaher III.

Lawlor said five of the nine judicial nominees are personal friends of his, and the issue was about principle, not personalities.

"She has no control over the appointment of judges. We do," Lawlor said in an interview at the Capitol. If the deal falls apart at the last minute, Lawlor said, "They won't be appointed. Period."

That point was reinforced later Thursday by Lawlor's fellow judiciary co-chairman, Sen. Andrew McDonald, D- Stamford, who said the Democrats are taking a "trust, but verify" approach with the governor's office.

Lawlor had said Rell needed to either address the judicial branch's financial problems or withdraw her nominations. If her office didn't budge, Lawlor said, the judiciary committee would perform its statutory duty to hold a confirmation hearing Friday but would also vote by Monday, its deadline, to give "unfavorable reports" on the nominees when it sent them on to the House and Senate for final votes. Then, he said, they wouldn't receive those final votes and the nominations would die.

The pressure apparently worked.

Now that Rell's office and the judicial branch have an understanding, McDonald said the Democrats plan to give the nominees "favorable reports" in the committee vote Monday. However, they also will hold up final approval in the House and Senate until after both chambers approve a budget bill implementing the terms of Thursday's deal to help the judicial branch.

That judicial budget bill would be transmitted immediately to Rell for her signature, McDonald said. Only after that would the nominees receive votes for final legislative approval, he said.

Rell's spokesman, Rich Harris, said the administration had no comment Thursday night on the latest development. Earlier Thursday, Rell said in a radio interview that she was moving ahead with the nominations.

"I am not withdrawing the judges," Rell said. "I don't have money to simply hand out because they want it" in the courts.

Rell noted that the courts have 22 openings for judges, and the nine judges she nominated represent less than half that number. Thus, the money for judges should already be in the budget, she said. "This is not new money," Rell said.

House Republican leader Lawrence Cafero said he expects that there will be 31 vacancies for judges by the end of 2010. The clash over the judges, he said, was really part of a delay tactic that has "more to do with the hope that it will be a Democratic governor to fill those vacancies."

Copyright © 2010, The Hartford Courant

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If Rockville Court, prosecutors, or the Connecticut Judicial Branch is being investigated, shouldn't Judge Jonathan J. Kaplan be investigated for this, and perjury to be reconfirmed?:

Should the State of Connecticut be shut down for this public corruption?:

Whoever was on the Connecticut Judiciary Committee in Dec. 1996, and every day since, is aware of the public corruption, police misconduct and brutality, and court case rigging that is common practice in the State of Connecticut. Whistle blowers face retaliation. "Big Mouths" face cops paying informants to kill in murder-for-hire plots and to beat up complainers, illegally paying out tax dollars to thugs. State Police put in for overtime not worked, committing fraud and theft, and aren't prosecuted and don't have to pay back the money when caught. Even more major defrauding of taxpayers is occurring in the Judicial Branch. Ritt Goldstein fled to Sweden seeking political asylum shortly after appearing in front of the Connecticut Judiciary Committee legislators, Dec. 1996, producing this video:


A US Marine coming home is stabbed 13 times and faced 6 months in prison for the offense of causing a disturbance. The felon on probation encouraged to murder the marine wasn't even violated on probation for attempted murder of three people!:


Are Connecticut State Senator John A. Kissel, Rep. Michael Lawlor, and Senator McDonald, complicit in rigging the system, enriching themselves in the practice of law within the realm of the judicial branch while pretending to be legislators in the Legislative Branch?



Has the Connecticut Mafia, State Police, Intelligence/Investigations, and courts been exposed for drug dealing, murder-for-hire, and investigation and court case rigging here?:

This blogger's email: stevengerickson@yahoo.com

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

Sexting Legislation & Death Threats

To: Rosa.Rebimbas@housegop.ct.gov, exileddad@aol.com, jdibiasejr@aol.com, rjmtandvt8@att.net

From: stevengerickson@yahoo.com

Subject: Sexting Legislation & Death Threats

To Connecticut Representative Rosa C. Rebimbas or to whom it may concern:

I am posting this email to you on the internet [here] to post with links to prove my case, and to warn you about the dangers of caring about children against the wishes of those who wish to make money breaking up families and harming people.

I’m concerned. You propose legislation that will interrupt revenue collection. Lawyers can charge more money for felonies because of the fear of decades in prison. Sexting being a felony is good for lawyers. There are also larger fines for felonies and more ways for the State to collect money from individuals and from the Federal Government. Prison cells must be filled, regardless of crimes committed or who is to fill them. I am telling you this, because it was explained to me, and I wish to warn you about the possible threats and retaliation involved in proposing legislation that helps people. Police officers made this clear to me, before I proposed legislation and started writing letters to the editor printed in newspapers.

I co-founded the Stafford Springs, Connecticut, Crime Watch. I saw that children were drinking, using drugs, smoking cigarettes, and committing minor crimes, and could be saved with policies to address the initial dabbling in criminal behavior. I proposed legislation where children, and teens, could be written detentions by police officers to be served at schools year round for a point system, so that children need not go bad and problems could be addressed early. Children didn’t need to end up dead, prisoners, addicts, or parasites for life.

Stafford Constable Frank Prochaska told me that if I proposed that legislation, my life would be in jeopardy. I was asked where I was from, and told that I was kicked out of Connecticut and must sell my house and leave for daring to speak about proposing legislation helping children and teens. Prochaska then took a liking to my wife, slammed me against my house, and tried to coerce her into making a false report against me. She refused. I was beginning to be followed around by State Police and threatened by them too. Exact phrases and words of my phone calls and my emails were recited by police, so I knew that as far back as the 1990’s police had the ability to domestically spy on and terrorize citizens. I was aware that police were trying to entice police informants to make false statements/complaints against me and/or to assault me.

Long story short, I was being threatened at each of my Connecticut properties by a druggie felon encouraged to do so by police. I had gone to State Senators Guglielmo and Kissel proposing legislation where police would be required to protect and serve citizens as I was told I was not allowed to lodge complaints and police had refused to protect and serve. A man, Peter J. Coukos, was sexually propositioning my 14 year old and leaving death threats on our voicemail [audio] if she didn’t talk to him and address him as, “Mr. Coukos” and talk to him. I played the death threats to police. Officer Frank Prochaska and State Trooper Mulcahey told me that I would be arrested and go to prison if I tried to bring charges against Peter Coukos and if I didn’t leave the state and shut my mouth.

I received a year in prison for resisting being mugged after being jumped and beaten in my dark driveway. At a time where a rapist of a child didn’t get prison because prisons were too full, I got prison for resisting being mugged!

Frank Prochaska warned me from the beginning that I could not interrupt the flow of funds and interrupt the revenue collection process of the courts to help children. I lost my home, my small business, my credit, retirement, health insurance, and I won’t walk my daughter down the isle, I won’t meet my grandchildren, and I have been cast out for having disgraced the family having served prison time. My life was being threatened. Officers refused to take my complaint, and refused to arrest my attacker, and then committed perjury at my rigged trial.

So, Ms. Rebimbas, you are probably causing a lot of revenue not to be collected if your legislation is passed. Also, white male probation and police officers won’t be able to extort sexual favors and sex out of underage girls and women, after they have been process for sexting. White Officers coercing sex, from what I understand, is common practice. Don Christmas a landlord in Enfield, CT, also was against police being in cahoots with prostitutes and heroin and crack cocaine dealers. He faced a year in prison for being attacked on his property by a 14 year old prostitute girlfriend of an Enfield Police Officer. The 14 year old prostitute had written all of the white male police officer penis sizes on her wall on the apartment Donny had evicted her from, according to Donny. Mr. Christmas [video] evicted the 14 year old, her prostitute sister, and her prostitute mother, and the prostitutes and police retaliated.

Ms. Rebimbas I was run out of Connecticut and ruined for doing what you are doing. Are you safe to do this in Connecticut?

I, too, fixed up property, worked with my hands. 20 years of saving and 5 years of working everyday fixing the properties was all for nothing, and police were out to use tax dollars to see me to prison for believing in the American Dream. Ms. Rebimbas I suggest you move to a state where you won’t be risking your life and freedom, just to act for the better good of humanity.

Thank you,

-Steven G. Erickson

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

More of my story in a nutshell:

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Sibel Edmonds Speaks Out on Whistleblower "Protections" (1/5)

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Richard Barlow is an American intelligence analyst and a former senior member of the counter-proliferation desk at the Central Intelligence Agency who lost his job when he acted as a whistleblower about the George H. W. Bush administration's misleading Congress over Pakistan's nuclear programme. Following several investigations, he was vindicated in 1997; unable to collect a government pension, he lives in a trailer in Montana.

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DEA Agent’s Whistleblower Case Exposes the “War on Drugs” as a “War of Pretense”

Agent’s Sealed Legal Case Dismissed on National Security Grounds; Details Leaked to Narco News

By Bill Conroy
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

September 7, 2004

Former DEA agent Richard Horn has been fighting the U.S. government for the past 10 years trying to prove the CIA illegally spied on him as part of an effort to thwart his mission in the Southeast Asian country of Burma.

After being removed from his post in Burma, Horn filed litigation in federal court in Washington, D.C., in 1994 accusing top officials for the CIA and State Department in Burma of violating his Fourth Amendment rights.

After languishing in the federal court system for some 10 years, Horn’s case was dismissed in late July of this year after crucial evidence in the case was suppressed on national security grounds. Because the entire court record had been sealed by the judge, no one would have even known that Horn’s case was torpedoed, if it were not for the fact that an anonymous source leaked the judge’s ruling to Narco News.

Horn served in the early 1990s as the DEA country attach̩ to Burma Рwhich ranks as one of the top opium poppy producing countries in the world.

As the highest-ranking in-country DEA representative in Burma (also known as Myanmar), Horn was charged with overseeing the agency’s mission in that country of eradicating the opium poppy, which is used to produce heroin.

From the start, Horn ran into problems with the top U.S. State Department official in Burma, Charge d’Affaires Franklin Huddle Jr., and the CIA chief of station in Burma at the time, Arthur M. Brown.

Horn’s attorney, Brian Leighton, describes what Horn was up against in Burma in a letter he sent in 1997 to U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala. In the letter, Leighton claims Huddle and Brown were bent on portraying the State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC) – the oppressive military junta ruling Burma – in the worst possible light.

However, Horn, according to the letter to Shelby, had made inroads in gaining the assistance of the SLORC in working toward opium poppy eradication in Burma. Horn’s success set in motion a series of overt and clandestine efforts on the part of Huddle and Brown to undermine DEA efforts in the region, Leighton alleges.

The reason, Leighton claimed in a recent phone interview, was that if Horn’s strategy proved successful, it would have undercut the State Department’s goal of vilifying the SLORC in the eyes of Congress and the public at large.

Sources within the intelligence community, however, tell Narco News that the CIA’s motivations in the region are likely far more complex, and that Horn simply found himself in the path of the Agency’s buzz saw.

In the end, Huddle managed to get Horn run out of Burma through the machinations of the State Department, Leighton contends, but only after Horn discovered that the CIA had planted eavesdropping equipment in his private quarters in Burma.

Horn’s attorney claims the bug was planted by Brown or one of his cronies as part of an effort to set up Horn and to undermine DEA’s mission in Burma. The eavesdropping, in the end, failed to produce any dirt that could be used against Horn, but it was a clear violation of his civil rights, according to Leighton.

Sources within DEA contend Horn’s claims against the CIA and State Department are on target, adding that the Department of Justice went as far as to claim that no U.S. citizen is protected from eavesdropping by its government when overseas.

“Horn’s whole story is true,” contends one DEA source. “They spied on his home, and the Department of Justice defended the CIA’s actions.”

Horn’s attorney, in his letter to Sen. Shelby, contends that the CIA’s net is far wider than Burma, and that the Agency regularly spies on DEA agents overseas:

… My client has learned that many DEA agents have been the subject of electronic eavesdropping by the State Department and our U.S. intelligence agencies.

… There are, no doubt, countless times when DEA’s operation plans have been foiled by “the listeners,” without DEA even knowing what happened.

What really happened in the Horn case, though, is not supposed to come out, if the government has its way. From the start, Horn’s litigation was sealed and critical evidence that could have supported his claims censored by the court.

Specifically, the evidence – two federal Inspector General (IG) reports that centered on Horn’s accusations – was determined by the court to be protected from disclosure based on something called state secrets privilege. The privilege, which was established as part of a 1953 Supreme Court ruling known as the Reynolds case, allows the government to deep-six information if it is deemed a threat to national security.

“Having determined that state secrets privilege bars disclosure of the IG Reports and certain attachments … the case cannot continue and must be dismissed,” wrote U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth in his July 28, 2004, ruling in the Horn case. “As a result of the state secrets privilege, plaintiff cannot make out a … case, defendants cannot present facts necessary to their defense and the very subject matter at the heart of this case is protected from disclosure as a state secret.”

Leighton says he plans to appeal the judge’s ruling in the case.

Horn’s Charges

So what are these terrible state secrets that must be protected at all costs – even at the expense of Horn’s constitutional rights? Well, we may never know given how Horn’s case has been swept up into the world of cloak and dagger secrecy. Even in the sealed court ruling leaked to Narco News, all references to the alleged “state secrets” have been redacted.

However, it is clear that some of these state secrets are not really so secret. For example, in the sealed Lamberth ruling, among the material redacted is the name of the CIA chief of station in Burma who is one of the defendants in Horn’s lawsuit.

Horn’s attorney told Narco News that he would be subject to criminal prosecution for disclosing the name. However, the individual’s name, Arthur Brown, has been published numerous times in past media stories about the CIA’s operations in Burma and is referenced in the letter Leighton sent to Sen. Shelby. So it’s really not so secret after all, except when it comes to the peculiar rules of the U.S. Justice system.

Even though we cannot know for certain what the U.S. government deems to be “state secrets privilege” material in Horn’s case, we can assume that not everything is as it appears on the surface. An examination of Horn’s specific charges against Huddle and Brown offers additional insight as well.

For starters, Horn’s attorney claims Huddle and Brown used the resources of the State Department and CIA to sabotage a DEA plan to gain the government of Burma’s cooperation in conducting an opium yield study in the region. Leighton also claims that Huddle undermined Horn’s efforts to provide Burma’s prosecutors and police with U.S. assistance in implementing the country’s drug laws.

“In stark contrast,” Leighton points out in his letter to Shelby, “Mr. Huddle allowed the CIA to send Burmese military officers to Langley, Virginia, for training put on by the CIA.”

Horn also claims, according to assertions outlined in Judge Lamberth’s July 28 ruling in his case, that Brown compromised a DEA informant.

“… (Brown) turned over a copy of a DEA document that included the name of a confidential DEA informant to certain persons within the Burmese government without DEA permission,” the ruling states.

Leighton, in his 1997 letter to Sen. Shelby, describes the same event as follows:

DEA’s well-placed contact from the largest opium producing area in Burma provided DEA with a proposal to withdraw from opium production. The document was even signed by DEA’s informant. … If released, its contents would be highly inflammatory to the Central Government of Burma (GOB).

… Brown chose to deliver a signed copy of this document (which he surreptitiously obtained without Horn’s permission or knowledge) to a ranking figure of the Central Government of Burma knowing full well the outcome would be disastrous. It held the overall potential of causing the death of the informant, depreciating DEA’s credibility with the GOB and derailing the entire project – all at once.

… It seemed a near miracle that Brown’s plan failed. Horn and his agents still managed (after much work) to convince the Central Government of Burma not to arrest DEA’s informant and to give the crop substitution program a chance to succeed.

Huddle was finally able, through the clout of the State department, to get Horn run out of Burma in September of 1993, a little more than a year after Horn had arrived in Burma as the top DEA agent in the country. But about a month before his departure, Horn discovered that his home in Burma had been wired up by the CIA.

Leighton describes how Horn discovered the bug in his letter to Sen. Shelby:

Before leaving Burma, Horn happened to see a teletype which had quotes, ellipsis and summary of a private telephone conversation Horn had from the telephone in his living room. This cable clearly demonstrates that an electronic intercept had been planted – probably by Brown.

… As if that is not enough, Mr. Horn then learned about the technology used to conduct the intercept. … My client learned from a friend in the intelligence community (now retired) who served with him in Burma, how the intercept was likely accomplished and where the transmitter and receiver were likely located.

… Meanwhile, my client and I were threatened with prosecution if we told anyone details about this technology (designed specifically for use against other American diplomats) while at the same time, the government claimed it did not eavesdrop on my client.

In addition to the compromising of the DEA informant in Burma, the alleged illegal monitoring of Horn’s private residence is also referenced in Judge Lamberth’s sealed ruling. In fact, the ruling states that they were the subjects of the two Inspector General reports that have since been cloaked under state secrets privilege.

From Lamberth’s ruling:

(Horn’s) allegations regarding the handling of the DEA document was the subject of an Inspector General report that the court determined on Aug. 15, 2000, to be protected from disclosure by the state secrets privilege. (Horn) further argues that the purpose of the phone tap was to assist (Huddle) in obtaining information that would justify (Huddle) demanding (Horn’s) removal from Burma or otherwise justify expelling him directly. (Horn) alleges that (Huddle) sought (his) removal from Burma as retaliation for (Horn) sending reports to congressmen that conflicted with State Department reports prepared by (Huddle).

(Horn) supports his accusations of wire tapping with the contents of a cable sent by (Huddle) on or about Aug. 13, 1993, to his superiors in the State Department that contained allegedly verbatim quotations from the Aug. 12, 1993, phone conversation. The alleged phone tapping incident is the subject of a second Inspector General Report that the Court determined on Aug. 15, 2000, to be protected from disclosure by the state secrets privilege.

To understand the context of Horn’s incredible story, we have to explore the back story of Burma in the early 1990s. The SLORC is a brutal regime with a horrendous civil rights record that came into power through a military coup in 1988. That junta is now known as the State Peace and Development Council, or SPDC.

However, today, as was the case in the early 1990s, the ruling junta of Burma, because of financial and military limitations, does not control various regions of the country. This holds true in particular in the Golden Triangle region of the nation – an area that borders Laos, Thailand and China and is the source of much of the world’s opium poppy production.

The narco-trade in the Golden Triangle region is controlled by warlords who are able to field large armies that are funded with the proceeds of their illicit trade, according to sources in the intelligence community. In some cases, Burma’s military junta has struck bargains with these powerful factions, such as the United Wa State Army, which has had a ceasefire in effect with the government of Burma since 1989.

The relationship between the powerful warlords who control the lucrative narco-trade in Burma and the corrupt military junta that controls the government is very complex and layered. Sources in the intelligence community say that relationship is similar to two parasites, each sucking the blood out of the other, in a symbiotic union. As a result, drug money often finds its way into government coffers and personal accounts through agreements of convenience between corrupt government officials and the narco-traffickers.

The intelligence game in the region, then, according to sources, involves penetrating both worlds, and using information gained to manipulate the politics and forces in the region. As a result, the CIA would have assets planted inside both the government and the major trafficking organizations – with some of those assets likely working both sides of that fence. The CIA officials handling these human assets have built their careers on the information obtained from this spying game, and in some cases may have become corruptly involved in the system itself, according to sources in the intelligence community.

“If you want to cultivate assets in the drug trade to get information, then you have to let the drug trade continue, and that’s why you don’t want a noisy DEA agent getting in the way,” explains one source who does consulting work in the intelligence field. “The reason the opium economy will not stop is that the CIA does not see a value in stopping it when they want intelligence. … We don’t have a drug policy, we have a drug pretense.”

Former FBI agent Lok Lau says the Horn case is a perfect illustration of how there “is no coordination at all” between the intelligence community and other federal law enforcement agencies. Lau drew national attention last year after revealing he spied on China in the late 1980s and early 1990s for the Bureau.

Although Lau is prohibited from discussing the specifics of his spying mission due to national security concerns, his assignment did provide him with the expertise to brief CIA agents on the topics of “Chinese alien smuggling, Asian organized crime and Asian cultural issues in general,” according to government documents.

Like Horn, certain pleadings in an employment discrimination case Lau brought against the government were later stricken from the public record under the cloak of national security. Documents filed in Lau’s case show that he was successful in penetrating the Chinese diplomatic community as well as organized crime organizations that had strong links to the Chinese government.

A partially classified brief filed by the League of Untied Latin American Citizens in support of Lau’s legal claims offers a glimpse of the nature of Lau’s spying assignment:

“From a reading of the record, it is not difficult to discern that Lau was involved in espionage activities, kidnappings, trading in human slavery, illegal immigration, murder, torture, extortion, hostage-taking and any number of other criminal activities that involved crimes against humanity. Lau penetrated the Chinese Triads, the Tong, and other Chinese Organized Crime Organizations that trade in all of these things as a way of life … For six years Lau had to be on his guard and had to participate in whatever these hostile forces demanded of him.”

Lau explains that if the U.S. Government was really serious about eradicating the drug trade, “they would have done it. But they do not really want to.”

“Let’s say the DEA was successful in eradicating all drug trafficking,” Lau adds. “What would be left to prop up pro-U.S. regimes that rely on the drug trade? … The CIA can use the proceeds of the drug trade to pay for armies to support a friendly government.”

Lau also says a lot of careers in the intelligence community have been built around human assets who have been planted within the ranks of the narco-trafficking organizations. If you take down the drug trade, you take down the very assets that are helping to make careers – and at times, corrupt fortunes – within the intelligence community, Lau points out.

In fact, Lau alleges in his lawsuit against the FBI, which was dismissed in late 2003 and is currently on appeal, that on the eve of one of his overseas spying trips, he learned that one of the Bureau’s “highly placed assets had betrayed him.”

“I did not cancel my trip for it would confirm the asset’s allegation,” Lau contends in his court pleadings.

Lau says no effort was ever made by the FBI “to flush the asset out, because some (FBI) agent had made his career running that asset.”

“So they sold me out so that agent wouldn’t have to give him up,” Lau adds. “… Nothing ever happened to that informant….”

“War of Pretense”

Given that backdrop, it doesn’t take much of a leap of imagination to conclude that the intelligence community has a lot of motivation to keep a lid on the Horn case. Because the DEA agent actually wanted to do his job and take down the narco-trafficking trade in Burma, he was in fact likely threatening the opposing mission of the State Department and CIA in the region. Their mission was to maintain the status quo so that the information pipeline could continue to prop up careers and U.S. interests in the region – which had nothing to do with eradication of the opium market.

Clearly, the game as it is played is reprehensible in the eyes of most decent people, but it’s an old game that is not likely to end without a major reshuffling of the status quo. However, when that game starts to reach into this country’s courts and subverts the ultimate U.S. interest, the Constitution, it may be time to start drawing some lines.

The use of the state secrets privilege in the Horn case is the “government’s nuclear option when it comes to litigation,” explains Steven Aftergood, director of the Project on Government Secrecy at the Federation of American Scientists. “By claiming state security issues, the government can effectively shut down a lawsuit.

“It used to be a fairly rare procedure, but its use is on the rise in recent years, and based on perception at least, there is a question about the government’s good faith in citing the privilege.”

Mark Zaid, a Washington, D.C.-based attorney who has represented a number of high-profile government whistleblowers, says often the use of state secrets privilege “is an abuse, a way for the government to cover up wrongdoing or incompetence, and the judiciary goes along with it because they are intimidated.”

Zaid is the attorney representing former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds, who claims she was fired from the FBI for blowing the whistle on serious security and management dysfunction within the FBI’s translator program. Edmonds filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice in 2002 claiming the government violated her civil rights.

However, this past July, a judge threw her case out of court after ruling evidence Edmonds needed to prove her claims was protected by state secrets privilege. As in the Horn and Lau cases, Edmonds was prevented from exposing alleged government corruption and mismanagement because of the national security trump card. Edmonds case is currently on appeal.

Zaid points out that the Horn case has particularly serious implications for open government, because not only was state secrets privilege invoked, but the case itself was sealed, which meant no one would even know that national security had been used to torpedo the case if the judge’s order had not been leaked to Narco News.

“The CIA will do what it needs to do to suit its interests,” Zaid says. “If that means taking steps against another agency employee, they will do it.

“… But there is a double tragedy in the use of the state secrets privilege (in the Horn case) in that because the case is sealed, no one would even know the government invoked the privilege. … The ridiculous thing is that (Horn’s) case is still under seal. There is very little classified information involved in the case (and what is there has already been redacted from the record).

“So why is this case being covered up by the government?” Zaid asks.

That is a question that goes to the heart of our Constitution, and whether the document still has any meaning. Ironically, Horn could not be reached for comment on this story because, according to sources, he fears the government will retaliate against him if he exercises his First Amendment right to discuss his case.

Phone calls to the CIA and State Department were never returned.

Their silence, like the pall that the national security trump card lays over the truth, only contributes to the “war of pretense” being waged against the civil rights of people around the globe.

One DEA source summed up the danger of the government’s continued expansion of that pretense as follows:

Illegal eavesdropping, the centerpiece of Horn’s civil case, is also a criminal offense. An analogy of the government’s position is this: If a CIA chief of station had stabbed Horn with a butcher knife in the American Embassy, he could not be prosecuted because the very existence, location and name of chiefs of station are considered classified and cannot be disclosed. Moreover, the chief of station would not be able to defend himself without using classified information. Therefore, the state secrets privilege kicks in and the case disappears. This theoretical “stretch” of the privilege is not unlike what was done in Horn’s civil action.

In practice, both cases could move forward, but only if fair treatment is accorded by the court.

It is apparent that the state secrets privilege has expanded and evolved in such a way that it effectively immunizes persons and agencies of crimes and other misconduct. It no longer just protects troop movements, satellite imagery, etc. It now seems to include everything the intelligence community does. The intelligence agencies are no longer held accountable for wrongdoing. They have the all-inclusive trump card.

… In the Horn case, the state secrets privilege has been used to immunize people and agencies from wrongdoing – a far cry from what the United States Constitution intended.

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Sexploitation of children and women growing in US?

Is America not far behind the Ukraine regarding these issues?:


Ukraine Booming Sex Industry

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Ukraine has the fastest growing HIV-infection rate in Europe, alcoholism, drug users, child prostitution, child pornography and is currently one of the largest exporters of women to the international sex industry.

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Teen Sexting and US Children 4 Sale

Liveleak.com video exposing Connecticut Corrupt Courts, children becoming sex offenders and having to register as such for "sexting", and the assassination of Georgia State Senator Nancy Schaefer for having exposed State Police misonduct, CPS misdconduct, and for proposing fixing broken courts:

More information:

Text of email that I, Steven G. Erickson, sent to elected officials in Connecticut and to the Connecticut Judicial Branch brass:

I rarely get excited about any news or anything I read in the news or on the internet anymore.

There is always something disgusting that Connecticut government or courts are up to. In the bigger picture, similar scumbags are Supreme Court Justices, in Congress, in federal law enforcement, and in the White House.

WikiLeaks will take any smoking gun documents from government or corporate insiders to post on their site. If the Connecticut Judicial Branch is a taxpayer defrauding scam and elected officials like State Senator John A. Kissel are cheerleaders, and cover-up scumbags, for the official abusers, maybe We the People and disgusted insiders have some hope. Seeing John A. Kissel give Judge Jonathan J. Kaplan a free pass to continue being a psychopath judge harming families and the economy, I've just been totally disgusted. Kissel wrote me a return letter after I was railroaded to prison after exposing Kaplan's court and State Police for abuse of citizens writing letters to the editor in newspapers, and after asking Kissel to help me remove Kaplan as judge. Kissel wrote me in prison, "Life is unfair". Kissel should lose his property, have his family broken up, and he should have to defend his own asshole from being raped. I had to be willing to fight to the death in prison not to be raped. Kissel and Kaplan represent what is most wrong in Connecticut, and with the US Government ... Patriotism anyone?

By the way Judge Jonathan J. Kaplan committed perjury at his Connecticut Judiciary Committee re-appointment hearing to continue using the US Constitution as toilet paper in Connecticut courts as a Judge paid by taxpayers to abuse taxpayers and cause the most harm to children and families, taking taxpayers offline, one victim at a time.

Connecticut should have its own WikiLeaks webpage for exposing public corruption, judicial, DCF, and police misconduct. My post and their videos about WikiLeaks.org:


-Steven G. Erickson

P.S. no one should have to go to be prison and then terrorized out of a state just for exposing public corruption, police misconduct, judicial misconduct, and for proposing legislation to elected officials the police brass and judges like Jonathan J. Kaplan don't like. No one should get sentenced to a year in prison for resisting being mugged on his, or her own property, when sex offenders who are raping 3 year old toddlers are told prisons are too crowded to put them in.

Numbers 2, 3, and 4 videos to continue where Nancy Schaefer being interviewed by Alex Jones [click here] scroll down in post for videos

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Why Connecticut can't be trusted with the Death Penalty

2 African Americans spent 16 years in prison, each, for a murder they didn't commit. If it weren't for DNA, the sham that passed for a Connecticut prosecution, wouldn't have been exposed. Everyday, thousands are abused in courts in Connecticut. Most states could possibly be as officially corrupt as is Connecticut. This is harming the economy, and wrecking families. How much more can America take?

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My complaints to the USDOJ:

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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Now, Even More Questions in the Nancy Schaefer Case?

This post is a continuation of [this one]. Alex Jones interviews William Fain. Fain is making a documentary about the official abuse of children and families for profit. Fain seems to believe that the Nancy Schaefer case is a straight up murder suicide. After listening to the interview, I have even more questions. Anyone who has connections to the rich and powerful could be suspect. Anyone who is to gain financially from a project on a subject could be suspect for their motives. Fain is big into NASCAR.

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TheAlexJonesChannel April 01, 2010Alex also talks with William R. Fain, executive producer of a grass roots production company based in Tennessee encompassing film, music, and marketing products. Mr. Fain was working on a film project with former Georgia senator and CPS activist Nancy Schaefer before she was suicided by unknown assassins.

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Police Rudeness in a Video

added April 2, 2010: This blogger has only been treated well by New Hampshire State, town, and city police officers. I wish all police officers were like the fine ones I have personally talked to in New Hampshire, in Vermont, in the State of Maine, and in most of the US, especially in Utah, Colorado, and Hawaii. The New York City PD Officers who I worked elbow to elbow with for months, sweating my ass off during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, when I was in Louisiana and Mississippi, after the storm, also get high marks. This blogger's complaints are with what passes for a human being in the Connecticut State Police.

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New Hampshire "Live Free of Die"?

Calling Nashua, NH PD About Sovereign Curtis

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TheCopBlock March 24, 2010After learning that a friend had been put into a cage for engaging in peaceful behavior, I called the Nashua, NH Police Department.

More on this situation at: http://copblock.com/nashua

Nashua Police Attack Freedom Celebration

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obscuredtruth March 23, 2010A group of liberty activists decided to host a 4:20 Celebration in the center of Nashua, NH on Saturday, March 20th, at 4:20pm. The event was well received by the general public. Undercover Police targeted a 17-year old black man in the crowd of over a hundred.

When the crowd began questioning and pleading with the police to think about what they are doing, police call for backup, resulting in over a dozen cars responding including an attack dog. Police make a hasty exit after discovering many in the crowd are open carrying firearms.

Marijuana Smoking Hypocrisy

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MrSlappyCard March 24, 2010More info: http://starkravingviking.blogspot.com...

I just viewed a liveleak.com video on a legalize marijuana protest in Nashua, New Hampshire. I dont smoke pot and dont know why anyone would even want to try it, but I now think it should be legalized and what adults should be able to do what they want if they arent harming others. There are much bigger issues that citizens should be out on the streets for. If those are addressed, maybe with that wave, pot will be legalized.

At least in New Hampshire, having a video camera around police doesnt result in immediate arrest. In Massachusetts, if you use your phone or video camera to document police brutality, or misconduct, you are the one that will be punished, not the officer breaking laws.

Drug use is an excuse for law enforcement to be involved in domestic spying and unchecked revenue collection and property confiscation. If you check my link, you may view the New Hampshire pot smoker arrests and my links to FBI, CIA, and police misconduct links.

Hillary Clinton former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer link:

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