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rearranging their prejudices.
-- Wm James
Pestilential cops, prosecutors,
& judges in the news
USSCt makes it easier to sue violent cops. Opinion
In a 5-4 decision that is larger than it looks, the 3+3=4
caucus* of the USSCt holds that a 42 USC 1983 lawsuit against cops
for excessive use of force can't be tossed out merely because of the
defendant cops' personal idea of what is reasonable force. So now
these dick-head cops in Monroe County, WS will have to prove to a jury
that tazing a handcuffed man in the back who is lying on his face was
reasonable, not just to them, but to any reasonable person. IOW, punitive
cop-brutality can no longer be excused on the basis of "Oh, we
thought is was a good idea." Good luck, Wisconsin.
3+3=4 caucus: the 3 women justices plus the 3 Jews provide 4 votes -- only one
more is needed for a majority.
USSCt: cops can no longer demand motel registry w/out
Up until this opinion, the cops could just waltz into a motel
and demand to see the registry and write down the name of every person who
was, or had been, registered. No warrant needed. But now the 14th
Amendment has come to town.
caucus has turned this annoying point of California's criminal law around. It
used to be that a defendant could challenge a conviction on the basis of a
warrantless search of a motel registry only if the search was shown to be a violation
of the 14th Amendment in that particular case. Now, a challenge can
be made to the constitutionality of a state statute allowing these warrantless
registry searches by challenging the statute on its face -- which is to say,
in order to be constitutional the
statute must never permit a breach of the 14th Amendment under any
circumstances. Good luck, California.
Dumb bass Kentucky judge gets paid vacation for generalized
threat to the next cop that pulls him over. ABAJ
Steven Combs in hillbilly-heaven Pike County in far Eastern Kentucky
has been suspended with pay for repeatedly overstepping the
boundaries of propriety that come with being
a judge -- like a phone call to the cops in which he
says that the next officer who pulls him over will get a "bullet in
the head." Combs faces 10 counts of misconduct, which means,
according to the way most judges and cops are treated, he gets a free vacation
while the other judges (who would also get a free vacation if they fucked
up) sort this out.
Dumb bass Michigan judge calls defendant to fuck with
Judge Kenneth Post has the IQ of a speed bump judging by the
latest misconduct charges he is facing. Philip Mallery was busted
for driving on a suspended license. About half an hour after the
hearing was supposed to take place, Post called Mallery and left a message
on Mallery's voice mail. To quote:
“Mr. Mallery, this is Judge Kenneth Post calling, I'm calling with regard to
your case numb er 64025. Your attorney Mr. Purdy, is in court.
We’re waiting for you because you’re supposed to be here today.
You missed a drug test yesterday, and it would appear as though you’re
not coming today, so a bench warrant is being issued for your arrest. My
strong suggestion is that you, uhhh, when you get this message you keep
going because if I find you, it will not be pleasant. Have a good day.”
Mallery's lawyer Josh Blanchard went ballistic, as I would have
done if any brain-ded judge pulled a stunt like that with one of my clients. Blanchard
filed a motion to recuse Post from the case and has asked the Judicial
Tenure Commission to review the matter. As of this date, Post is no
longer hearing the case, according to the local NBC
station. No word yet as to whether he has been busted by the
judicial ethics cops.
This story would not be particularly newsworthy if
it wasn't the second time Post's "unusual" judicial demeanor has
made nationwide headlines in as many years. In 2011, while sitting
on the bench during a bail hearing, Post tried to force a defendant to
implicate himself in drug use. The defendant's lawyer, Scott Mallard,
repeatedly objected to the line of questioning as a violation of the 5th
Amendment. In retaliation for Mallard's protecting his client from
the abusive and unconstitutional questioning of his client, Post locked Mallard up for contempt. It's
more than interesting that Mallard and Blanchard are both from the same
firm, Miel & Carr. In 2013 Post was suspended for 30 days
w/out pay, basically for being an asshole on the bench. ABAJ
and Michigan are good examples of how being popular enough to get elected
as a judge doesn't mean a thing with respect to how much a lawyer knows or
whether she/he should ever sit on a bench.
When queer prosecutors go bad, it ain't too bad: Del. deputy AG gets only
18 months for raping 16 yo boy. The
And you thought Florida was where all the
pedophiles are; you ain't seen nothing like Delaware.
Simmons was a queer, born-again Christian and deputy attorney general
under the late Beau Biden. Simmons hooked up with a 16-yo kid on
Grindr, got busted, and pled guilty to 4th degree rape, which is good for
up to 15 years in the state pen. Of course, the prosecutor was prosecuted by the
prosecutors, i.e., his boss, who dropped three of four charges --
that's one advantage of working in an attorney general's office if you're
thinking of doing some felonies.
Simmons broke down in tears at the
30 minute sentencing hearing. It worked. He was sentenced to
only 18 months. Hmmm -- gotta' make a guy wonder, don't it? I mean,
18 months?? Raping boys is statutory rape just as surely as raping
girls is, isn't it??
also worked for Simmons in addition to the croc-tears was being defended
by Eugene J. Maurer, who was the same suit who in 2014 got du Pont
heir Robert Richards IV off without a single day in jail even though
Richards was found guilty of 4th degree rape involving his 3-yo daughter. Let
me repeat that: 3-yo daughter.
there was (and
still is) a public out-cry in the Richards case against the
sentencing judge, Jan R. Jurden, who declined to send the
poor-little-rich-pervert to prison because he wouldn't "do well"
there. Now, think about that: when was the last time a judge sent a
kiddie-perv to prison because he would do well there? I mean,
are perverts supposed to do well in prison?
then -- surprise of all surprises!! -- in Feb.2015 Jurden
was promoted to president of the Delaware Superior Court.
Hmmm -- gotta' make a guy wonder, don't it? After all, this was a du
Pont in Delaware. Sort of like being a Kennedy in
Massachusetts. Sort of like being a queer felon in the AG's office.
Jan R. Jurden
Clarke County Family Court is a cess pool. LV
Clarke County, NV is advertising for a new
hearing master for the family court. Offered salary: $97,468 to
$151,049. Not bad money. Too bad for the former goof-ball
hearing master, Patricia Doninger, who got sacked, thereby opening
up the vacancy.
Patricia Doninger, goof-ball.
The reason goof-ball Doninger got the boot? Well,
you'll have to see the
video. It's disturbing. The extended story about Las Vegas'
family court is even more disturbing.
The video shows a woman, Monica Contreras, in the family
court complaining to goof-ball Doninger that one of the court's marshals,
a prick named Ron Fox, no relation to the news outlet, ordered her
to to into a witness room and then groped her there under the guise of searching
for drugs. That would be
known in most jurisdictions as "sexual assault." Why a woman
who is in court on a restraining order issue should ever be searched is not exactly
evident, unless it was, in fact, a ploy for a little "handy
Ron Fox, prick
During the vid, a visibly upset
Contreras is trying to tell goof-ball Doninger what happened but the
goof-ball completely ignores her. All the while prick Ron Fox is seen tearing apart what appears to be
Contreras' handbag and looking at a huge wad of bills, which he puts back
in the bag. Contreras' 3 yo girl is taking to
goof-ball Doninger behind the goof-ball's desk.
one point prick Ron Fox demands that Contreras withdraw her
accusations, and when she refuses, prick Ron Fox tells the other cop
in the room, fat ass marshal James Kenyon, to cuff Contreras, which he
eventually does. Apparently, fat ass Kenyon was prick Fox's
supervisor, but it is prick Fox who is giving the orders. They drag Contreras off, presumably to a cell. She
is charged with providing false information to a police officer and
disturbing the peace. The kid is taken off by child welfare. All the while goof-ball Doninger is oblivious to
entire scene, including Contreras' dramatic claims that she has just been
sexually assaulted. It is too incredible to believe.
Fat ass James Kenyon cuffs Contreras
Long story short: goof-ball gets shit-canned, prick gets
shit-canned, and fat ass gets shit-canned. Contreras filed both state
and federal lawsuits (federal complaint
) and settled with Clarke County for $200,000,
which, IMO, is a pittance of what she should have settled for. From what I
can tell, prick Fox has yet to be charged with sexual assault,
but the fat lady ain't sung yet in this case. And the fat lady is
the FBI. Read on . . .
This case is just the tip of the cess pool that is the Clarke
County family court -- well, that's a bit of a mixed metaphor, I guess
cess pools don't exactly have tips.
In a Jan.2014
report, another family court marshal, shit-4-brains Steve Rushfield,
was booted after being accused of covering up prick Ron Fox's sexual
assault of two teenage girls -- yeah, the same prick.
Steve Rushfield, shit-for-brains
Speaking of tips of cess pool metaphors, shit-4-brains Rushfield
was a longtime supervisor of the marshals of the family court, but he was
self-demoted before being
involuntarily suspended with pay and then getting sacked,
according to the Review
Journal. He has been
the subject of an investigation by the FBI over complaints of excessive
force and possible cover-ups. With respect to one 23 yo Crystal
Williams, shit-4-brains Rushfield is alleged to have grabbed her by the
throat while she was restrained in a chair and to have said: "Your in
my house, bitch. Shut the fuck up."
California businessman, John Conforte, has come forward and alleged
that shit-4-brains Rushfield beat and tazed him in a part of a hallway in the family
court where there are no video cameras. According to the Review
Journal (which has done some damned good reporting on this mess,
the LV Tribune, not so much) :
clip showed a handcuffed Conforte calmly being led by Rushfield and other
marshals to the private hallway. The other showed Rushfield and others
opening the door at the other end of the hallway, picking Conforte up from
the floor and walking him through a door to the holding cell area.
Sounds like some federal prosecutors need to go into Las
Vegas family court and attend to some serious prosecutorial ass-kicking of
goof-balls, pricks, fat asses, and shit-4-brains there.