A Kauai Cover Up to Protect Police and Prosecutor Keeps a Killer Free. Update: 9-04-2015

A Kauai Cover Up to Protect  Police and Prosecutor Keeps a Killer Free.  Update:   8-19-2015

Update 07-31-2016

 

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Judge Michael Seabright

Judge Michael Seabright

Seabright’s clerks have communicated to those who inquire that a affidavit request sent to Judge Seabright in Decemer 2015 was  given to the sitting Federal Grand Jury. Albeit, the first and only written  communication from the Judge’s clerks did not include an official District of Hawaii letter head,  there has been no indication that an actual investigation has begun.  As of this date, none of the witnesses have been contacted by the Justice Department, FBI etc: In fact none of the victims have been contacted period.   Some of Codefore’s legal contacts have indicated suspicion as to whether or not there really is an ongoing investigation into Hawaii Corruption.

After reading the below information what do you think?   Is the Federal Judicial District of Hawaii involved in the alleged cover up?  Or do the wheels of Justice turn just slowly ?

UPDATE: 7-31-2016

The wheels of justice can sometimes turn slowly. Received an email from Judge Seabright’s head clerk in answer to questions from Codefore. We have been receiving inquiries about how to get additional complaints included in this Grand Jury investigation. Our question to the Court was, “What shall Codefore do with all this additional information.?”  The below email is their reply. So any and all additional complaints need not be addressed by Codefore. You can send them direct.  Make sure you indicate that your information is to be included in the Affidavit and complaint to the Judge Seabright on January 18th, 2016.  Good luck to you all.

Seabright clerk email

Seabright clerk email

UPDATE MAY 2016

Anonymous org. phone call to Judge Seabright’s office.

UPDATE 01-18-16

A phone voice message  from Federal Judge Seabright’s clerks.

UPDATE 01-09-16

Email to Hawaii District Court Judge Seabright. Full document

AOL screen shot email to Judge Seabright

UPDATE  12-29-2015

Phone conversation with the court clerk.  Why was the affidavit rejected?  A must hear!!

 

UPDATE 12-29-15

Seabright’s clerk rejects the Affidavit and threatens to destroy the document. Note that the letter is not on official District Court Stationary.United_States_District_Court (1) to judge no address

UPDATE 12-20-2015

An affidavit was shipped via DHL to the District of Hawaii Federal Court, asking Judge Seabright to forward the affidavit to the Sitting Grand Jury.

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UPDATE: 9-4-15.  Ruff court records have been accessed and copied this week. Two days after the completion of the copied court records, In compliance with the Hawaii Freedom of Information Act, Codefore began to receive more Kauai PD reports from the Kauai Attorneys office. The information sent so far was earlier  denied by the PD.

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Sometimes you must take the bad in order to get some good out of a horrible situation A good in this story is that an admitted child rapist was put  in prison in 1993 and very well may stay there for the rest of his life.

The bad in this story is that even though a suspect who admitted to the rape of 4 year old Alicia Woolsey Ruf in Kauai in 1993 was arrested, Lacy’s  murderer was not arrested. The  guy who says he is the murder is Todd Schonlau and he  was not considered a suspect in “93.

1993 Kauai Prosecutor Jay Kimura

1993 Kauai Prosecutor Jay Kimura

In 1993 during the initial investigation into the death of Alicia Ruff (Lacy), Todd Schonlau diverted suspicion away from himself by making a phone call to the police and turning in his brother, Aaron Schonlau for the murder.  “When a seasoned police investigator hears someone turning  in his brother for a murder, this person not the brother generally goes to the top of the suspect list. ”  Todd Schonlau is also the person who took the police to the location of the body. The body was in a  place that no one else knew about but Todd Schonlau. He told investigators that his brother told him where the body was located. The police apparently did not think that this was suspicious.

Investigators know that usually  the only reason people would turn  in their blood is to keep them free from arrest.  Unfortunately in 1993 there were no seasoned police investigators employed by Kauai PD .  In fact, according to others, there were no accredited or properly trained police on the force either.

Another bad thing about this investigation  is that Todd Schonlau most likely will not be sought out and prosecuted for the murder of 4 year old Alicia Ruf.  Why….

AAron Scholnau Hawaii sex offender booking pic

The investigation that led to the arrest of Aaron Schonalu, who admitted to Benish that he sexually assaulted “Lacey” Ruf, was so bad and  so unconstitutional  that today it is being  covered up to keep the 1993 cops, and possibly the prosecutors out of jail or at the very least from some kind of civil litigation.  It’s being covered up because it seems that everyone involved is either a relative of the legal culprits or is politically beholding to them or their heirs as is explained by Anthony Sommer in his book “KPD Blue.”

Another good thing is that fate, circumstances and alcohol opened the door of information and allowed an old worn out police investigator to enter and  have a look around.

One night in 2011 Todd Schonlau who is the older brother of Aaron Schonau got drunk in Oregon and admitted to his then girlfriend that it was he who drowned Lacy Ruf after his brother Aaron had raped her in Kauai in 1993.  He gave her a detailed account of his actions including the statement that  it took him two attempts at weighing her body so that it stayed submerged. This is a detail that will haunt Mr. Schonlau and may someday put him in prison. (Assuming the Kauai PD is ever capable of conducting an unbiased competent investigation)

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The police arrived and arrested Tiffany Kaneko, and charged her with assault.  As they were putting her in handcuffs and leading her to a police car for her trip to jail,  Todd  heard the police ask her why she assaulted him.  The rest is a matter of Kaneko’s arrest record.  Much later the district attorney was  obligated to release Kaneko because their victim (Todd) did not appear in court.Tiffany immediately called her friend Valerie Soto from jail and told her what had happened.

Valerie, being of a sober suspicious mind, googled the name Todd Schonlau and up popped an internet hit.  The book “Closed Eyes” written by detective JD Benish.  Todd and Aaron Schonlau had a whole chapter devoted to them because they lived a few blocks from another child victim, Tracy Neef who was also sexually assaulted and murdered in 1984, 9 years earlier. Prior to his retirement in 1993 Benish had been interested in Aaron Schonlau  when doing a cold case investigation into the Neef murder.  He actually had the occasion to interview Todd Schonlau in 1993 after  his brfother Aaron had been arrested in Hawaii.  He was very suspicious of Todd’s involvement in the Hawaii murder when he heard Todd tell him how he turned in his brother. He was sufficiently suspicious that he called the Kauai Police department and conveyed his suspicions.  In 1993 during the time of the murder investigation they were not interested in what a detective from Colorado had to say about their homicide.  Their sentiment toward new information about this murder have not changed.

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In 2011 Benish, who had since  retired and was  living on a sailing vessel in San Diego received an email from Kaneko’s girlfriend (Soto) who told him what was going on in Oregon between Kaneko and Todd Schonlau.  He was keenly interested in what Soto had to say. Later after Tiffany Kaneko was released from jail Benish spoke with her on the telephone and via emails and she verified what Soto told him ,  what her arrest documents said and what Todd Schonlau had said to her.

Benish telephoned the Kauai police department again and was told they were not interested. He also emailed the Thornton Police Department about the information he had because the Tracy Neef case was their case and Benish was retired.  Todd Schonlau who was an admitted murderer and grew up in Thornton but he did not receive a response from the Thornton PD. After the blog was published Codefore began to receive comments.  Some of these comments were from relatives or friends of the 4 year old Alicia Ruf.

Codefore reported that Benish spent  months corresponding with Aaron Schonlau who is serving a life imprisonment term in a private penitentiary in Arizona.  The reason for communicating with Aaron was to get his take on his brother’s claim that it was he, not Aaron who actually killed little Alicia Woolsey Ruf.

Tiffany Kaneko

On February 11th, 2013 Codefore posted  a page about Tiffany Kaneko Val Soto, Aaron and Todd Schonalu.   You can read the whole blog at http://codeforeblog.com/?p=1307.

After the blog was written Codefore began to receive comments.  Some of these comments were from relatives or friends of the 4 year old Alicia Ruf.

Codefore reported that Benish spent  months corresponding with Aaron Schonlau who is serving a life imprisonment term in a private penitentiary in Arizona.  The reason for communicating with Aaron was to get his take on his brother’s claim that it was he, not Aaron who actually killed little Alicia Woolsey Ruf.

Benish said that the result of the extensive written conversations with Aaron Schonlau do not give cause to believe that Aaron’s brother Todd was lying when he claimed it was he that caused the drowning of Alicia Ruf.  Aaron said that had no idea how little Alicia Ruf ended up in 40 feet of Pacific Ocean water.

If that’s the case why, asked Benish, is Aaron in prison for this murder and not his brother Todd.

The answer to this question is in questions.

Benish contacted  witnesses who were at the crime scene at the time of the murder of Alicia Woolsey  Ruf.  He spoke  with little Alicia’s father, mother, step mother and the person who actually recovered the submerged body of poor Alicia Ruf.  The witness who said he was the diver that recovered the body said that the police never contacted him nor questioned him.  Benish said that it was difficult to believe what these witnesses told him about the police investigation.

In January 2015 Codefore Publishing requested a copy of the police report containing the investigation into the murder of Alicia Woolsey Ruf by filing a “Freedom of Information Request” with the Kauai Freedom of Information office.  The electronic files did not arrive until March of 2015. There were some emails back and forth between Benish and Kauai  about the lack of requested documents and the unreasonable redactions of the documents that were provided.  Although the police reports were not complete and heavily redacted, Benish says that the individual police reports presented a picture of one of the most inept, amateurish, incomplete and inaccurate reports that he has  ever had the misfortune to read.The whole issue then became a legal question. Benish said he does not understand how a conviction of Murder against Aaron Schonlau was possible based on the  investigation reports supplied to Codefore by the Kauai Freedom of Information office.   A partial copy of the transcribed interview with Aaron reveals the following information.  1. Aaron Schonlau requested an attorney numerous times.  Despite this, extensive questioning continued.  2. Aron Schonlau did not admit to drowning Alicia Woolsey Ruf.   The answer to the question as to how Aaron Schonlau was convicted lives in Aaron Schonlaus jail cell.

Kauai PD Chief Perry

Kauai PD Chief Perry

Aaron Schonlau says that he accepted a plea offer from the district attorney’s office and based upon the advice of his court appointed lawyer Arther K. Trask Jr. who has a history of professional suspensions.  Aaron agreed to plea to 2nd degree murder and in return the additional charges of rape and abduction would be dropped from the initial Murder charge  and his sentence would allow the possibility of  an eventual parole.  Aaron said he was scared and didn’t want the death penalty or spend the rest of his life in prison for something he did not do. He said he took the lesser of two evils. After 22 years he regrets this decision.  The Kauai PD and prosecutor’s office finished with a murder conviction under their belt.  Little did they know that many years later their incompetent accomplishment would be under scrutiny.

Soon after Codefore Publishing filed the freedom of information request JD Benish received a telephone call from a person who said he was a special investigator for the Kauai District Attorney’s office.  His name was John Burgess. Burgess said that he was instructed to look into the Alicia Murder file.  Burgess is a retired policeman from Everett Washington.  Everett is a small town north of Seattle.

Kauai Prosecuging Atty. Justin Kollar

Kauai Prosecuging Atty. Justin Kollar

Benish spoke with him and sent him most of the files and phone recorded conversations that he had been collecting since 2011.  Codefore has since learned that some of the Kauai witnesses contacted by JD Benish had been later contacted by Burgess.  Burgess apparently had not asked any investigative questions but instead  had been seeking out the witnesses and discrediting Benish  as an author who is trying to make money on the tragic murder and that he should not be taken seriously.   Specifically he contacted Timmy Woolsey, Alicia’s father.

According to Benish, “The  whole situation is indicative of some kind of a cover-up.”  The Kauai PD had done such a poor investigation that they put the wrong person in prison for the wrong crime and the person who in all likelihood committed the murder of Alicia Ruf is free from suspicion all these years and is  bragging about his accomplishment in Hawaii.

Benish said that what he saw was an incomplete compilation of severely redacted reports.  He said that even though they were redacted, there was enough information there to question the arrest of Aaron Schonlau and more than enough information to ask for a an investigation of Federal violations and later a cover up of the violations of Aaron Schonlau’s constitutional rights.  He argues that the Federal Constitutional violations would be difficult to miss by any competent District or prosecuting Attorney prior to criminal court action yet Aaron was offered a plea knowing that the case against him would most likely be thrown out of court. This brings the question of the culpability of the Judge that handled the case.

Mayor Bernard Carvalho.

Mayor Bernard Carvalho.

The Kauai District attorney and police are in a quandary because now, after the fact, to look for, arrest and seek prosecution of Todd Schonlau would expose  the incompetence,  illegal and unconstitutional actions of both agencies during the  1993 initial investigation and subsequent prosecution that put Aaron Schonlau in jail for the child’s murder and not the rape.

On April, 15,2015 Benish received a telephone call from Alicia’s father, Timmy Woolsey.  Mr. Woolsey said that the Kauai PD had been harassing him, and had recently arrested him.  He said that he thought that they were doing this because he had been communicating with Benish about the incompetence in the police department.  Benish said that Mr. Woolsey was upset.  On April 17th 2015 Mr. Woolsey reported that the State of Hawaii had dropped all charges against him.

Lacey with her daddy Timmy Woolsey

Lacey with her daddy Timmy Woolsey

Mr.  Woolsey and Benish are not the only people who believe that the Kauai PD is incompetent and even corrupt.  Anthony Sommer believes this too.  Mr. Sommer is a veteran of almost four decades as a reporter for major metropolitan daily newspapers and covered Kauai for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin.   In his book, “KPD Blue” he begins with “A Decade of Racism, Sexism and Political Corruption in (and all around) the Kauai Police Department.

Kauai mayor Bernard Carvalho did not respond to messages from Codefore.

Trump -A Gamble that has Received over 13 Million Bets-

SUNDAY POST 8/14/2016

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JD- Codefore Publishing

It’s an undeniable truth. Our options  for president this year are not the best. We have two candidates who just don’t completely meet basic requirements, 1. Honesty,Professional 2.Qualifications, 3.Character,and 4. Morality. It’s debatable which of these basic human attributes is the most important. Ideally we would expect our president to have them all.

One might argue that my twitter post (Indi Pendent) has been biased and  posting all anti Democratic information. This is mostly true, but not because I am a Democrat or political party biased. In 58 voting years I have always been an independent. I voted for Obama twice. He disappointed me  in many ways especially in his second term. I  believe that the last several presidential choices have been a choice between two evils and in my humble opinion Obama was the least evil of his two terms.

Today (this election cycle)  the Republicans are forced to suffer for their past actions. If, during President Obama’s term the Republicans could raise enough support to advocate the “shutting down” of our government not once but twice  in an act born out of spite I think voters are asking themselves  what in the hell would these maniac’s do with a Republican president? To make bad things worse for themselves the hard core senior Republicans and their financial backers don’t like the reason they are in presidential contention.  (Trump) Its obvious Trump is not a Republican insider and maybe not even a real Republican. Just ask one of them. The Republican Czars would rather see Trump in one of their soup lines than representing their party. So what we remember about the Republican party when we are in the voting booths is that they wanted to shut down the country because they didnt like the outcome of two elections and now they hate their candidate.  

So I keep putting up my seldom read posts in the hope that some readers will vote independently and vote at least partly because of the information I put forth every week. 

But I am concerned that we have lost our choices. What I mean by that is that it appears that the choices we have for president  are both very risky and neither candidate has the necessary character or experience to lead this country back to what it was founded on..  It’s common knowledge that our political system is infested with liars and if the candidate can’t be trusted to tell the truth when running for election, can we really expect a sudden change when president?   The answer is no. We are in part to blame for the deterioration of our country. We have become complacent, ignorant of important issues, lazy and most dangerously, too many people vote straight party lines.  To vote for straight party candidates no matter who is running  is not only an ‘I don’t care who is president attitude it’s a recipe for the collapse of our Federalism. Its just plain sheep following the herder over the cliff.  Its also a signal that the intelligence of our populace is depreciating.

The reason that Donald Trump has risen to the top of the Republican barrel of apples is not because he is a good Republican nor is it because he is most qualified.  His character, morality and honesty has not been necessarily verified but neither has he been shown not to have these good qualities  . So he’s a gamble isn’t he?  He is a gamble that has received over 13 million popular bets, more than any other candidate of any party in the history of the United States Elections.  I believe the reason is that independent thinkers in all political factions want a change. They want politics with a conscience. We want a quality  president who’s goal is to serve the constitution and the people.  Obviously if that’s correct they cannot vote for the Clintons. I say plural because the notion that Bill Clinton’s partnership with his wife Hillary does not play into this election is a notion consumed with naivety.Bill & Hillary 7

And so back to the admittance that I have been constantly posting and tweeting about the Clintons to the point of being considered a ‘one sided journalist’. It’s because I feel a patriotic duty to scream “The Red Coats are coming” to those of you who are not aware of the complete  Clintons history, or are not paying attention to the biggest issue in this election. Its not jobs, its not our economy, its not experience. Its plain and simple honesty, integrity, and morality. The Clintons do not have any of these qualities. and it’s  so easy to find proof of this, even on Federal Documents,  that I think there are some that assume its not true..  It only takes a few minutes of a good Google search to be reminded of the constant inference of corruption in almost everything that the Clintons have done for over 30 years beginning with Bill Clintons Viet Nam draft dodging with the help of his friend Senator Fullbright.  Bill and Hillary’s histories are not without some good accomplishments but these political accomplishments in the name of ritchousness when fullfilling their elected positions were similar to accidents that happened while traveling their road to political power. Most of the time it was them who was being investigated and scrutinized. They are like the Al Capone mob who couldn’t be pinned down to an actual crime so the Feds created a law “tax evasion and later the organized crime act” just so they could get guys like Capone.  

Al Capone

Al Capone

 In the Clinton’s case, laws are created by congress  to make their activities legal (the opposite of Capone laws)  such as the new non profit corporation laws or the Political Campaign finance laws that allow millions of dollars to filter into non profit corporations and then into the pockets of people like the Clintons and their “Foundation”.  The difference in the to types of laws, Capone laws and  Clinton laws is that the tax evasion laws applied to all us citizens, and  the political and finance  laws to legalize illegal activities usually only apply to the politicians.  So if you and I violated these laws we would go to jail.  But even in ideal situations where actual laws that were created to protect US citizens and our Federalism, prosecution isn’t being pursued because the prosecutors are in someones pocket.

Compared to Hillary Clinton and her husband Bill, if Trump’s history is at all skeptical, he is still a minor league participant in the world of corruption, deception, and legal thievery. Most likely this is because he doesn’t have 30 years experience in political  skulduggery like the Clintons.

Hilary and her group, (yes Hillary) is being and has been in the past, protected and she and Bill have stayed clear of honest successful criminal investigations by owning the investigators and judicial in whatever jurisdiction they happen to be in. This time it’s the US Federal Jurisdiction. How is it possible to have so much control that even our own Justice Department has been rendered irrelevant?

James Comey FBI

James Comey FBI

US Attorney General Loretta Lyncy

US Attorney General Loretta Lyncy

 After a little more research time it’s fairly obvious that James Comey (FBI) and Loretta Lynch (US Attorney General-Justice Department) are a part of the Clinton protection and there’s no doubt in my mind that there are a few Federal Judges in the mix too. (just in case). To add insult to injury, the political takeover of our justice system is public information and we the voters have become irrelevant to the Clintons. They don’t care who knows. As Hillary would say when testifying about Benghazi “What difference does it make?”  I am personally enraged at her audacity. I did my time in the military I spent almost 20 years in public service as a cop, I’m still trying to help society when I can at almost 70 years old and what do I or anyone else have to show for our support of our country?  Hillary and Bill Clinton possibly in the White House?  Its an insult to mankind.

To understand their legal Teflon is to understand their relationship. Hillary pointed Bill in a direction, Bill followed it, albeit he had a few diversions, and he still ended up as President of the United States.  During all the political and money grabbing  on the path to the Presidency, Hillary had Bill’s back but in reality it has always been  her real ambition and nemesis to be the first female president of the United States. She always felt that  she should be the president, not Bill.

But she lacked his smooth talking southern drawl and ear to ear back slapping smile. I’m convinced that during Bill’s impeachment the playing on words and later the concealment of actions through united diversified corporate conglomerates existed at Hillary’s direction.

Eight years ago she believed it was her time. But there was a complication. She had strong competition and its name was Barrack Obama. She didn’t like the odds. Time was closing in and she would rather back off than take the chance of losing to the first Black American running for President. Her exit would cost Obama heavily and the deal was made. She would prepare for eight years and then it would be her time.

The money kept rolling in, not directly to their pockets but into places she controlled. Many deals must have been made on her promises.  In her mind, becoming the Secretary of State under Barrack Obama put her on the map. It replaced her weak claim that being first lady was enough experience to be president. She handed out favors and government positions as Arkansas First Lady , and then later as the US Presidents First Lady and then the deal was made with Barrack Obama. She would become Secretary of State.  Its possible she wanted the VP position. We will probably never know.

She didn’t care about actually being the  Sec. of State. She just wanted to continue playing political monopoly at home using her own desk, her own phone and her own email system. She wanted to do her Secretary of State time , put the Secretary of State diploma in her desk and get back to the business of becoming the first female president. She began to build her hierarchy in Washington. When Hillary finally  arrived in Washington the Justice Department became  Justice for Hillary and no one else. For bowing to Hillary and Obama James Comey became an international embarrassment and tarnished the institution.

So here we are in 2016.  It’s the United States political arena but it might as well be Arkansas. Hillary has made a down payment on Washington without a single vote and all she needs to complete ownership is the real-estate and the high backed chairs. Their deeds in Arkansas have long since been swept under the rug and so will the current deeds as long as Obama is in office and her bedfellows James Comey  and Loretta Lynch keep investigators at bay and do as they are told.  J. Edgar has no doubt rolled over.

The Clinton fortune is protected by the Clinton Foundation so that no matter what the future holds, they have their money and Hillary knows that when it comes down to it she can always buy her freedom. However her greatest fear must cause her a lot of stress, agitation and trepidation.  What if she loses the election?  Is Trump actually her competition to the White House or possibly has a deal already been signed and sealed with him? Hillary certainly acts as if she isn’t concerned about losing at all. “Of course I’m going to be President” she said.

Clinton and Sandy Berger, Huma Aberden and husband Anthony Weiner, Cheryl Mills

Clinton and Sandy Berger, Huma Aberden and husband Anthony Weiner, Cheryl Mills

As a note to support my suppositions. Loretta Lynch (US Attorney General)  comes from the law offices of Hogan & Hartson, Hillary’s old law firm who also represents MX Logic Inc who has a patient  on the private email system used by Hillary as Secretary of State.   James Comey (FBI) was employed by HSBC- (Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation and an Associate of the Clinton Foundation ) and its suspected that HSBC is associated with off shore Sanwa Bank, now United California Bank. Its believed that   Sanwa Bank received hundreds of millions of dollars from money laundering operations in Arkansas when Clinton was Governor. Cheryl Mills  (Hillarys Secretary of State  assistant) is also from   Hogan & Hartson and Cheryl defended Bill Clinton during his impeachment proceedings.. Huma Aberden, husband of Anthony Weiner (New York fame) worked at  Tenso Holdings (created by Bill Clinton) and Sandy Berger deceased was (Hillary’s  other Secretary of State assistant who also plead guilty to removing Top Secret documents from the National Archives)  and was  also from Hogan & Hartson.  However these people are just gnats in the Clinton web. 

 

 

BREAKING Revolution in Mexico?

SUNDAY POST

Protests in Mexico 2016

Protests in Mexico 2016

The below photo’s  come from media boots on the ground via cell phones. An attempt to keep photos and reporting  from the Mexican and US public, is ongoing. Its reported that Google is blocking pictures. Sources say that the incident began with a peaceful demonstration because of recent changes in Mexican laws that relate to the performance of Mexican teachers.

One side often sees the other as union-busting corporate reformers who’ve never been inside an actual classroom yet are hell-bent on reducing all learning to meaningless, time-destroying tests and evaluations. The other, at its worst, portrays its opponents as parasitic, lazy, abusive teachers who care more about their benefits package than the children they’re supposed to be educating. Both are dangerous, inaccurate distortions that keep divisions within the education community fresh and festering. The Slate

However Codefore has learned from actual teachers, parents and others that the straw that broke the camels back was the 2013 requirement that all teachers take a monthly written test and if this test is not passed to the government reviewers satisfaction, there would be no paycheck.  The teachers say these subjective tests given to them by  a corrupt government and that their monthly paychecks are being stolen by the Mexican government.

The teachers in Oaxaca have the support of parents the medical profession and  local business who have since closed their doors. Teacher representatives say that the general strike will not end unless the government stops the withholding of pay checks.  There have been reported 6 deaths as a result of the ongoing violence.

But now the protest in Oaxaca has  turned physical when Government Military, and additional police arrived to curb and  put an end to the protest.  This is not the first time that there has been an uprising in Oaxaca. In 2006 there was a similar uprising but the current demonstration is profoundly different  in that the teachers union is supported by the Medical and Business community in defiance of the new teacher requirements imposed by the Mexican Government.  Leaders of the protesting teachers have been arrested.  The government claims 21 injured policemen, 3 injured by gunfire.

In response to the arrest and gunfire by the police and military spokespersons for the demonstrators  have called for a general revolt against the Mexican Government.  The protests and violence has since spread to the Mexican cities of Michoacan, CD DE Mexico, Los Cabos St. Lucas, Guerreo, San Pablo Huitzo and Santiaguito.  One citizen told sources, “If Mr. Guzman were free he would take care of the corrupt government.”

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Are We lost if Clinton and Trump are the Best we can do?

Are We  lost if  Clinton and Trump are the Best we can do?

SUNDAY POST

A Boomer’s Thoughts of the past and the future .

An epic and profound national election is upon us. Not since the mid 60’s has there been such turbulence in Washington coupled with dissatisfaction in not only the office holders  but in those who aspire to hold office.  No one predicted that so many Republicans and Democrats would shed their allegiance including some of the Republican leadership.  It would have been a good year to introduce a third political party but alas it’s too late for this years election.

The boomer 60’s had one president resign amid threats of impeachment, one president who refused to run for a second term, and of course Viet Nam.  But discord , anxiety ,constant scandals, and cronyism didn’t stop with the 60’s and the end of the Viet Nam war.   In 1998 President Clinton was impeached. and we, the United States have been in some type of “un-declared” war ever since Vietnam.  In fact war has been so frequent and ongoing that Congress created a shortcut to war by Congressional declaration by passing the “Patriot Act”  Why should Congress or Washington be bothered with involving the US Citizens in War type decisions and  why must congress consult with each other when they can’t even agree on what’s for breakfast?  So now  thanks to President George W. Bush, we have the “Patriot Act” and this all inclusive bill was passed in support of the need for a final declaration of War.  War  against Terrorism as if Terrorism is a tangible thing or living being or a nation of people. Terrorism is basically everything our government wants it to be including us, the Citizen.  So technically the US is at war with whoever our leaders in Washington point their finger at and the Patriot Act  has been renewed and or supported by every single congress and President since Bush.   We are in a perpetual state of war and we have had perpetual military actions in a multitude of countries  ever since we had our ass handed to us in a hand basket in Saigon on April 30th, 1975.

Fall of Saigon

Fall of Saigon

So here we are in 2016, trying to decide who is the best of the best that our country can come up with for President. (I use the words “our country can come up with” ) loosely because its becoming increasingly clear that it’s the two political parties who get to choose who the next president will be, not the populace of the good ole USA.  If these parties don’t like the choice that their membership votes for, they might just change the rules and the candidates.  We are ruled by a mob that surpasses the audacity, and corruption of the old mobs in Chicago and New York and there is no good solution to this in sight.

Here’s our choices to lead our country.

Hillary Clinton, who stood by her husband’s innocence of any wrong doing with intern Monica Lewinski, now aspires to lead this country as did her husband president Bill Clinton. By the way, Bill Clinton’s checkered history in office was unjustly over shadowed by Monica Lewinsky when the press should have honed in on Clinton’s other activities such as the Somalia military failure and the dragging through the streets of Mogadishu  of two dead and naked us soldiers MSG Gordon and SFC Shughart.Mogadishu murder

Not to be out performed by her husband Bill Clinton, United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s  coup de grace  was the murder and the dragging of US Diplomat Chris Stevens through the streets in Libya on September 11, 2012.  Hillary apparently didn’t know why this incident happened and doesn’t know where her emails referencing this incident disappeared to either.

Hillary and Bills eyebrow raising activities go way back and are too numerous to explain individually unless one endeavors to write a book. But don’t believe that because Bill’s activities came first as Governor of Arkansas and then as a US President that Hillary was innocently doing nothing but being Bill’s  home maker.  Hillary Rodham was only 27 when she was “terminated” from a House Judiciary Committee investigating Watergate. The reasons for her termination are varied but there are allegations  by members of the Committee that she “was a dishonest lawyer.” Sometime after that Hillary formed some sort of relationship with Bill Clinton and their scandals flourished.

Bill and Hillary the early years

Bill and Hillary the early years

This list is a partial scandal list that any single person in politics in  recent memory would have trouble matching or exceeding.

Watergate

Lewinsky.

Mena AK    Cover up

Travelgate

Whitewater

Renting of the Lincoln bedroom

Lincolns bedroom

Lincolns bedroom

Arkansas Investmentgate , Pardon gate and Clinton Foundation

Bosnia Under fire

Missing Staffer Emails.   Missing Hillary emails

6 Billion missing from State Department

Bengazi

Foggy Bottom (Wash insiders nick name for Hillary)

Vince Foster Suicide

Paula Jones

Impeachment   Hillarys involvement

Selling US Uranium 

Trump empire

Trump empire

On the other side of the fence we have Donald Trump.  It seems that in some ways we have gone from one end of the spectrum of outrageous to the other.. It would be difficult to dispute that Mr. Trump is a successful businessman, albeit his success has come from shrewd  business dealings.

It would also be difficult to dispute that Mr. Trump is not a Rhodes scholar, or a politician.  Although there probably are segments of politics in his shrewd dealings.  It is becoming apparent that he did not realize nor is he prepared for confronting a National Press and becoming a part of a political system that is driven by dealings in smoke filled rooms, and legal maneuverings that are at a minimum borderline illegal.  Although Mr. Trump may be  familiar with maneuvering through the huge legal requirements and restrictions that keep his massive business empire functioning, this is nothing compared to becoming a part of the long Washington passenger  train that’s full passengers who call themselves  congress that was elected to do what’s right for the country. Its difficult to imagine that one man can stop this. Its also difficult to believe that Trump can make such an accomplishment as it would be difficult for a man much the superior of Donald Trump to get this train on the right track to successful representation of the Constitution and the electorate.  In fact the deck has been stacked against such an honorable mission undertaken by anyone and the passengers of this train that has run a muck will not allow an un-anointed party representative to enter  their locomotive.

Just as in the 60’s when the public had had enough of the war in Viet Nam, the public today has had enough of the “Patriot Act” , the openly brazen declaration of war by Congress against the Citizens of the United States, and the depletion of the natural resources, bank accounts and moral fiber of our Country. There are third world countries that have better roads and transportation systems  than exists in the US.  In hind sight, it was probably easier to stop the war in Viet Nam than it will be to stop our runaway Congressional train.

Trump is no angel and has scandals too.  His lack of finesse and information about what reality in this country really is has been the root of his many verbal gaffs.  He has a reputation of “stiffing” people who contracted with him for services or materials and his ex wife Evana had used the word “rape” in a civil deposition during the divorce proceedings. .

In 1980 there was the “Undocumented Polish Worker scandal. Trump was found guilty of conspiring to not pay for the workers contributions to pensions and welfare funds and some question whether or not these workers were paid at all.  Like Hillary Clinton, Trump denied knowing anything about the Polish Workers.

Trump has been the recipient of discrimination lawsuits going back to the 70’s and has actually publicly defended Bill Clinton’s sexual indiscretions .  But search as we may, as stated above, its difficult  to compare anything known about  allegations leveled at Trump to the Clinton’s activities and its also difficult if not impossible to delineate any believable difference in culpability between Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton except for Hillary’s association with the Congressional Watergate investigation committee.  One reason for the lack of scandalous information on Donald Trump is that he is not a politician, and therefore prior to his running for president the Media just wasn’t interested in him, except when he  announced a new marriage.

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

As poor as our choice for president this year is, I believe the choice of the least harmful is clear. But there are still those who always vote party lines no matter who is on the ballot and a large amount of the burden of responsibility for our poor presidential choices fall on these people.

But people are breaking away from their party affiliations by the millions. They see Donald Trump as more of an independent than a Republican.  In truth he probably is.  His whole business career has been spent crooning and wooing Presidents and Congressmen  of both parties.  Staying away from the polls should not be a third option.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FEDERAL JUDGE SEABRIGHT EMPANELED A GRAND JURY IN HAWAII MULTIPLE ALLEGATIONS OF CORRUPTION AND CRIMES AGAINST THE US.

07/31/2016

SUNDAY POST

UPDATE: 7-31-2016

The wheels of justice can sometimes turn slowly. Received an email from Judge Seabright’s head clerk in answer to questions from Codefore. We have been receiving inquiries about how to get additional complaints included in this Grand Jury investigation. Our question to the Court was, “What shall Codefore do with all this additional information.?”  The below email is their reply. So any and all additional complaints need not be addressed by Codefore. You can send them direct.  Make sure you indicate that your information is to be included in the Affidavit and complaint to the Judge Seabright on January 18th, 2016.  Good luck to you all.

Seabright clerk email

Seabright clerk email

03/07/2016

SUNDAY POST

Codefore Publishing applauds His Honor Judge Michael Seabright.  He is the chief Federal Judge, District of Hawaii and he accepted and read an affidavit from a private citizen requesting the activation of a Grand Jury.  There are those who might argue that a request for a Federal Grand Jury to a Federal Judge from a private citizen is not only improper it’s a violation of Federal Court Rules, but not only did he read it he passed it on to the Grand Jury for investigation.

This profound stellar act by a senior member of the Judicial Branch of the US Government is an act of responsible conscience. In these times of rampant loss of faith and trust in literally all branches of the US Government, Judge Seabright took the high road. He accepted his responsibility to enforce US Constitution, he stood up knowing that there would be criticism from colleagues  and others who have much to lose by his action and he has given us hope.  Judge Seabright has given us a spark of hope in our Government that has been ebbing for generations.  Judge Seabright we hold you and what you represent in esteem and believe that when you took your oath you made a pledge and you have not forgotten that pledge. There are those who desperately need to know that there are still people like you alive and well and representing the principals that this country was founded upon.

Judge Michael Seabright

Judge Michael Seabright

On January 18th, 2016 the aforementioned request was handed over by Judge Seabright to such a Federal Grand Jury for investigation into many criminal actions that violate and offend our Constitution. These actions are prominent because the some of the alleged violations of law were committed by pillars of the Hawaiian Community and even hold positions in the Judicial and law enforcement factions.

Codefore Publishing  and the victims of these crimes have been working on this project for years and the pinnacle for Codefore was the acceptance of the request for a Grand Jury by Judge Seabright , but any feeling of  accomplishment, or satisfaction will not be attained until the list of defendants have been confronted and if appropriate are indicted and  have charges brought against them and arrested for their actions.

Codefore Publishing and some of the victims will not cease placing the actions of these people in front of the public until there are indictments. We realize that although the list of defendants is long (about 100) not all of these people are culpable in the alleged crimes.  Some are on the list because of association, and in the RICO Act legal sense of the word association, they are possibly involved in organized crime. It will be up to the Grand Jury to make all determinations of probable cause however for now, these people are on the list until the Grand Jury removes them.

Grand Jury proceedings are in secret. We may never know all of the information about criminal activity that is discovered or discarded by the Grand Jury.  We trust that they, as did Judge Seabright, will diligently perform their duties.  We trust that they will support and adhere to our constitution.  We will support their decisions because we may not be aware of the totality of information that comes out of their inquiries.

However, in the interest of the public’s right to know who and why these allegations are made Codefore will list “allegedly” the most notable and culpable defendants and the reason they are on the list. Codefore Publishing has no reason to believe that this information is or has been sealed by Judge Seabright.

It is alleged that Todd Lee Schonlau murdered Hawaiian Princess Lacey Woolsey Ruff in 1993. Shonlau’s brother Aaron Schonlau is serving a life sentence in prison for the same murder and in a jail cell interview by mail admitted his culpability in the abduction and sexual assault  of little Ruff to Codefore’s editor JD Benish, however he denied actually Killing Lacey Ruff and said he had no idea how she was placed in the ocean.  In 2012 Todd Schonalu had been drinking with a girlfriend in Oregon and inadvertently admitted to this woman that it was he who murdered lacey Ruff by dragging her stone weighted body into the deep waters of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Hawaii. This woman subsequently contacted JD Benish with this information. It should be noted that in 1993 when contacted by the Kauai Police it was Todd who was wearing the clothing seen by a witness dragging the body of Ruff into the ocean. It was Todd who was the only witness against his brother Aaron and it was Todd who actually turned in his brother Aaron to the police.  It was also Todd Schonlau who directed the Kauai Police to the location of where the  body was placed in the ocean. Todd was not arrested.

Lacey with her daddy Timmy Woolsey

Lacey with her daddy Timmy Woolsey

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Todd Lee Schonlau.

KPD past Chief of Police Calvin Fujita

KPD Detective Adric

KPD Asst. Police Chief Adric

KPD past Capt Richard Rosa

KPD Norman Hold

KPD past Lt. Hurley

KPD Gordon Isoda

KPD past Lt. Patrick Lavuosa

KPD Hanzs Martine

KPD Paddy Ramson

KPD Mel Rapozo

KPD Alvin Yoshido

KPD Gilbert Asuncion

KPD Norman Hold

KPD past Mayor JoAnn Yukimura

Kauai Prosecutor Alfred Castillo

Kauai Prosecutor Rick Damerville

Kauai Prosecutor Kimura

Circuit Judge Maria Milks

It is alleged that the above members of the Kauai Police Department, Prosecutors office and Mayors office conspired to and did withhold evidence, and the culpability of Todd Lee Schonlau in the murder of Lacey Ruff when presenting the case against Aaron Schonlau to Judge Maria Milks in 1993. It is also alleged that Kauai Prosecutor Alfred Castillo ordered all evidence in this case to be destroyed.  It is alleged that Circuit Judge Maria Milks who has the responsibility as mandated by the US Constitution to insure that Aaron Schonlau who was arrested for the murder of Lacy Woolsey Ruff be appointed competent legal representation and that he be afforded a fair trial in this matter and in fact  Judge Milks  appointed an attorney (now deceased) who had a history of incompetence and censorships and other past indiscretions by the Hawaii Bar Association.  It is also alleged that Judge Maria Milks ignored Aaron Schonlau’s pleas for a different attorney to represent him and proceeded to accept a plea of “no contest” by Schonlau’s attorney. It is alleged that in doing so, Maria Milks was enabling the prosecution to “make a case” against Aaron Schonlau for Murder.

Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho

Kauai General Counsel Nick Courson

Kauai FOI Office Mary Daubert

Kauai Prosecutor Justin Kollar

Kauai FOI Office Sara Blane

KPD Norman Hold

KPD Chief of Police Darryl Perry

Kauai Prosecutor investigator John Burgess

KPD Lieutenant Ray Takekawa

KPD Records Eunice Apeles

It is alleged that the above listed persons participated in with-holding information from a journalist as it related to the Murder investigation of lacy Woolsey Ruff.  It is also alleged that this withholding of information as required by Hawaii law makes it a Federal Violation of the US Constitution.  It is also alleged that the joint conspiracy to withhold information to prevent the discovery of other Federal Violations constitutes a violation of the Federal organized crime Act (RICO) as well as other Federal Crimes against the United States.  In particular it is alleged that Kauai General Counsel Nick Courson refused to provide the specific names of other people who conspired  to commit the above violations of Hawaii and US Federal law stating that the names of these people were not included in the wording of the Hawaii Freedom of Information Law as “documents”. It is alleged that in refusing this information, Mr. Courson became culpable in the “cover up” of all of the above violations by protecting the identity of  those who may be guilty of Federal Crimes.

Honolulu PD K. Abraham

Hilo PD  Belio

Hilo PD Greg Esteban

Hawaii PD Loren Lee

Hilo PD Tom Poi

Hawaii General Counsel Asida

Hawaii Prosecutor Mitch Roth

Deputy Hawaii Attorney General  Michael Kagami

Deputy Hawaii Attorney General David Louie

Deputy Hawaii Attorney General

Deputy Hawaii Attorney General (securities) Carolyn Yu

Deputy Hawaii Attorney General Hugh Jones

Paul Sulla Jr. (Attorney)

Nancy Budd (Attorney)

Phillip Care (Attorney)

John Carrol (Attorney)

Gary Dubin (Attorney)

Joe Moss (Attorney)

Daniel O’Phelan (Attorney)

Steven Whittaker (Attorney)

Katherine Lloyd (Attorney)

Judge Greg Nakumura

Judge Glenn Hara

Judge Ronald Ibarra

Todd Schonlau- Murder

Elliot Augustuz

Gloria Emery

Jamie Wallace

Paul Joseph Sulla III

Jason Hester

Boston Kane

Gregory Gadd

Nani Gadd

Mary Jolin

Bradley Parries

Ronn Ritke

Herbert Ritke

Carol Silva

Robert Silverman

Michael Sakell

Lynette Stein

Llian Zedales

Enterprizes (Named pursuant to the RICO Act.)

Hawaii Community Foundation

San Diego Credit Union

County of Hawaii

Hale Opio Inc

Kauai FOI office

Hawaii Community Foundation

Hawaii United Way

Puueo Limited Partnership

The Office of the Overseer

Bil One LLC

Rainha Lemania Casa Holdings

Jaxa Holdings

Kachimauna Ventures LLC

Faithful Ventures Trust

THE MONEY GAME

THE MONEY GAME

Ekele Pud Ass.

BZ Development

Sky of Hawaii Church

Kaunamaro Farm LLC

Frana Services

Pyramid Process

Gospel of Believers Corp.

The Electic Center of Universal

Territorial Savings Bank

American Savings Bank

First Hawaiian Bank

Big Island land Co.

Stewart Title Co.

Island Title Co.

Hilo Police Department

Kauai Police Department

Hawaii Attorney Generals Office.

It is alleged that the above named individuals, Judges, Lawyers and Enterprises committed certain but not in total these crimes against the United States of America:

Title 18 U.S.C. Section 2248, 2251 Murder

US Constitution 5th Amendment

US Constitution 4th Amendment

US Constitution 6th Amendment

Title 18 USC 242, 342-45, 2071,241 and 14141

Federal Rules of Criminal Justice Rule 11

Title 18 USC Chapter 96 Racketeer influenced and Corrupt. (RICO)

Title 18 USC 1956 -57 Money Laundering.

In summary the above crimes relate to the murder of Lacey Woolsey Ruff and suspicious deaths of Jack Lee Stahley, and Stanley M. Zedalis that facilitated and enabled the fraudulent seizure by  a private attorney enterprise of estate funds and assets destined to go to the respective families of the deceased.  It is also alleged that these funds were then washed by legal , illegal and fraudulent  civil process , transferred to local banks and certain profit and nonprofit charity organizations.  It is alleged in one particular case that attorney Paul Sulla Jr. was also and is currently in the process of a fraudulent seizure of valuable Hawaiian property from Dr. Leonard Horowitz and that this case is pending in the foreclosure stage  before the aforementioned Judges.

The Murder of LaVoy Finicum Shooting by masked Police

The Murder of LaVoy Finicum  Ground level Shooting by masked Police

SUNDAY POST 02/07/2016

(Updated 02/07/2016)

THE BADGE

It is polished and shiny and looks so fine.
Once you earn it you have to tow the line.
The minute you wear it upon your chest
it becomes a symbol that you are the best.
It means honesty, integrity, and fairness to all.
Your life is never your own, but at the public’s call.
Night or day, any hour, it makes you a mark.
It doesn’t protect you from a shot in the dark.
Over the years the shine starts to fade,
but brighter still is the man its made.
It is often what sep
arates you from the crowd.
The Idaho Springs life for Nick 004It is a second family of which you are proud.
Author unknown
 

It’s another sad day for the family of badge keepers described in the above poem.  It’s also a sad day for the Finicum family.  A man has died at the hand(s) of the police in the small community of Burns Oregon.  A rancher cowboy named Lavoy Finicum was shot and killed reportedly by the Oregon State police. Arial  video of the  of the murder here

 LaVoy Finicum was a man who was representative of the old west. A proud rancher who traveled from his ranch in Arizona to Oregon to let all know that he represented Ranchers who only wanted to ranch in peace as their fathers, grandfathers, and great grandfathers had done. They wanted back the land that was cleared, maintained an utilized to graze cattle and  feed our country and that had been taken from them by the Federal Government. It was public land, it was not owned by the Federal Government or the State of Oregon.

LaVoy Finicum

LaVoy Finicum

Its always sad to lose a loved one, a  father, husband, son  or  other family member but this loss has special meaning and reason for all of us  to give thanks. I personally want to thank the family of this brave and  honorable man LaVoy Finicum.  He gave his life for what he believed in. He gave his life just as all the men who stepped up in the face of danger and went  to war and lost their lives in the name of the United States of America.  They did it  for the protection of us all and in the name of every single citizen who didn’t go and stand with them. These brave men died for our freedom without question. Mr. Finicum was one of these men.  He stood, unarmed and looked the grim reaper in the eye and declared that he was not afraid to die. He stood alone. The person or people who shot him were not alone and they were afraid to look LaVoy Finicum in the eye, face to face. They did not represent the Citizens of the United States of America.

As a retired Colorado police detective I take LaVoy Finicum’s death personally. The gunshots that took LaVoy’s life came from the guns of authority.  An authority granted  by rights of oath.  This oath is represented by a badge  that says the word “Police Officer”.  It is worn on the left chest so all that all who see it will know that the man who wears this badge stands for honor, bravery, and the protection of the innocent. It is a protection guaranteed to every single citizen of the United States of America. This badge is a symbol of trust.  The people who wear this badge are members of an elite brotherhood who have all taken the same oath. The police brotherhood is an informal membership granted by rite. The ritual is the first time the badge in pinned onto the chest. This is membership  bequeathed  and the acceptance of membership is not optional.

The people who killed LaVoy Finicum are allegedly members of my brotherhood. The same brotherhood that I belong to now and until I die, the same brotherhood that I represented for almost 20 years.

We the members of this brotherhood do not condone cowardice, or the breaking of the oath. In fact we loathe it. There have always been members of our brotherhood who should not have been members but we have no control over the hiring practices of our governments. Our members are unquestionably accepted in the belief that the oath was taken and witnessed by a solemn  swearing on the bible  The police brotherhood has no recorded numbers or even a spokesman. It is a brotherhood of spirit.

Fortunately the brotherhood places a few more requirements on these badge wearers than do the government authorities. These authorities do not like the brotherhoods demands on those who wear the badge because these demands may be contrary to some of the beliefs and motivations of the political entities that all police officers work for.  I said work for, not represent.  The keepers of the badge represent the badge of honor. The badge of honor represents the people of the United States of America and is authorized by the Constitution of the United States of America, not the FBI, nor the CIA, nor the BLM, nor the many States Counties and Cities of the Untied States. It is an honor and a privilege to serve our country wearing this badge.

Albeit, today we, the members of the Police Brotherhood shed tears. Our tears are not just for Mr. LaVoy Finicum but our tears are for those members of the brotherhood who broke their oath to the Citizens of the United States of America and our Constitution when they disregarded Mr. Finicum’s right to live and killed him.  The individual(s) who did this were not brave or honorable lawmen. When they set up a road block they were setting a trap of death. There was not going to be a killing in the name of the laws of the United States because that would require probable cause or a trial of piers. This killing  was going to be a killing based on the laws of the weak, the laws of dishonor and cowardice, not our Constitutional law.  But what laws specifically were created by these men that LaVoy Finicum broke where in the penalty was immediate death?  We have no such laws in this county.

The Finicum killing may have been in fear but I doubt it. But if these men were so petrified of Mr. Finicum that it was necessary to kill him, I suggest they are not qualified to wear the badge. These lawless men did not represent the badge, they did not represent the Citizens of the United States of America. they represented themselves, the Sheriff, the Governor and the State of Oregon.

The police brotherhood will remember the names of the people who took the life of LaVoy Finicum.  We will remember those supposed policemen  who claim such fear for their own safety as to shoot a man multiple times because he  might have had a gun in his pocket. We will remember those who shot a man who was protesting the actions of the Federal Government, a man who had not committed any violent crime that precipitated his killing. We will remember those who shot at Finicum’s van indiscriminately and not caring who or what they were shooting at. We will remember the shots that killed a  man standing with his hands in the air in submission.  We will remember those who set up a confrontational road block on a slippery snow covered road and when Mr. Finicum’s car careened into a snow bank, the brave police were afraid for their lives and wearing masks to conceal their identity didn’t give Mr. Finicum a chance and immediately began shooting at him. We will remember all that and we will hold them up as a shameful examples of what we, the brotherhood do not represent.  And should there be a time that these lawless people are deemed immune from judgment  before a tribunal of their peers, we will remember those who participated in this immunity and hold them accountable as if it were they too killed Finicum. And all this accountability can be accomplished without resorting to the same type of justice and adherence to our constitution that Mr. Finicum was subjected to.  There is a name for Mr. Finicum’s fate and those who participated in it. It is CORRUPTION. 

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And so we shed a tear for the brotherhood, and for those despicable people who’s fingers pulled on a piece of steel knowing that they were taking a life they had no right to take in the name of the United States of America. These men and or women might think that they now have some sort of esteem within their ranks.  They might believe that their actions have exhibited bravery and fulfilled their need to be somehow admired by those who witnessed the confrontation.  They do not deserve any of that and if and when they ever become real men, they will live in disgust of themselves for the rest of their lives. Until then the bone-fide policemen within the brotherhood no longer recognize their passage of  membership. These poor examples of police officers should actually be held in the same classification as those in prison for murder. It matters not to the brotherhood how much they are exonerated by their employers. It matters not that the police heroes claim they committed no wrong doing because LaVoy Finicum committed “suicide by police”.   When LaVoy Finicum died with his hands in the air and presenting no threat to anyone so did any and all honor bravery or professionalism  claimed by the police who were present or supervised this incident.

Mr. Finicum not only succeeded in his quest, but was the only person that fateful day who exhibited bravery normally  seen on battlefields and in some dangerous situations by  honorable policemen and firemen and did it for all to see and admire.  The admiration was not of those in overwhelming numbers of badge wearing heroes, it was of LaVoy Finicum.

To the family of Mr. Finicum I say that the brotherhood is with you, not against you. The people who shot your loved one do not represent the spirit of the law nor the Constitution of the United States of America.  There are those of us who will step up to the plate when the time comes to seek justice and avenge the wrong doings of those who have sought to destroy us.  La Voy Finicum’s death is an unequaled example of patriotism, selflessness, honor and bravery. 

God Bless You..

James D. Benish

Codefore Publishing

THE KILLING OF LAVOY FINICUM LEGAL?

THE SUNDAY POST 01/31/2016

The United States Constitution, protected by American citizens and public officials who have sworn to “ support, obey and defend” it, has been in effect for nearly 225 years; making it the oldest, and longest lasting, constitution or charter of any nation on earth today.

            We at Codefore are compelled to voice an opinion about the killing of LaVoy Finicum.  I am deeply concerned with the actions taken by those who are elected or employed to protect us as citizens but more importantly are sworn to uphold the US Constitution.

             As a retired police officer of many years I am well versed in the accepted and required rules that dictate an officer’s use of force to facilitate an arrest, or protect a person or property.  Specifically I will address the term “Lethal use of force.”

            There are two things we should consider when trying to understand when and what type of force a police officer has when exercising the authority to physically restrain a person or use lethal force.   The incidents in Oregon that resulted in the deaths of two people at the hands of the authorities is sketchy at best.   I have reviewed several of the posted videos taken from an aircraft. I applaud some of the internet users and their abilities to enhance, slow down and point out important items on these photos.   But there are questions that remain even after viewing these photos such as exactly who are these authorities? Are they sworn police officers? are they military? or are some of them neither?  This determination is necessary when evaluating not only authority but type and extent of use of force.

            In this article I am not going to address the political stances of either the Federal Government or the people who were occupying the buildings that were presumably on Federal land.  However the Federal land  part is somewhat important when establishing venue or jurisdiction.   Its obvious that there are high emotions on both sides of  this incident but Codefore will look at this from an impartial observer of the use of force and in particular the use of lethal force. BLM

            In the United States we have a Constitution that limits the authority of the Federal Government, State Governments and local governments.  Albeit, Codefore is concerned that the Federal and State government s may have overstepped their authority, and the local government possibly conspired to place authority in the hands of the Federal Government when not needed or not within the rules and laws as set forth by our Constitution and Congress.

            After researching the authority to intervene and negate the activities of the occupiers and not withstanding any lower court rulings, or local laws we offer the below Federal laws for your review and as support for our opinions .  We have highlighted the words and phrases that are of special interest as they relate to the particular incidents that resulted in the death of LaVoy  Finicum.  We are only concerned with Federal law at this point because the use of force by a person of authority to use force is established by our Constitution and the US Constitution is the ultimate authoritative document that all persons of legal authority in the United States must abide by.

LaVoy Finicum

LaVoy Finicum

            As a retired police officer the question as to when a police officer can use lethal force is somewhat unencumbered and simple. Albeit there are words that may be difficult to define like the word “fear” and may different for each person.  In the past the word “reasonable” comes into play. Basically the only time a police officer is unquestionably authorized to use lethal force is to protect the life of himself or another.  The law does not say he must use lethal force, but he/she is authorized to use lethal force .  The same authority to use of lethal force has also been bestowed on non law enforcement civilians in the United States and in fact is a part of some State Laws.

            When I first became a police officer and in training there was a state law that bestowed the use of lethal force in one other incident.  This law was referred to as the “Fleeing Felon” law. (4th Amendment to the Constitution)  This law gave the police officer authority to shoot a fleeing suspect, even shooting him in the back” if he was fleeing custody and it was known that a felony had been committed.  Many times police officers have relied on this type of law to justify police shootings.    The Federal Court of Appeals said: The use of deadly force against a subject is the most intrusive type of seizure possible, because it deprives the suspect of his life, and White held that the state failed to present evidence that its interest in shooting unarmed fleeing suspects outweighs the suspect’s interest in his own survival.”  The “Fleeing Felon” justification for killing is generally no longer acceptable.

            In the case of LaVoy Finicum we see the following probable violations of Federal law and the US Constitution.

  1.  Was LaVoy Finicum a threat to someone’s life, to include any of the police who tried to stop him?

              Some have said that Finicum attempted to run over an officer with his vehicle.  True or not this not relevant in this case. Finicum was out of his vehicle when killed.  He was not a threat to anyone using his vehicle at this particular time during the incident.  You cannot kill a suspect because of a previous threat. The threat to   take a life must be current and clearly present.

                Did LaVoy point a gun as if to shoot a policeman?  The aerial videos do not suggest that he did.  Some have  said that his right hand went for his trousers or waist band as if to grab a gun.  Whether or not he had a gun  in his possession has not been established but in the truest definition of the law, lethal force is only justi-fied if a gun is actually pointed at a policeman or someone else and thus is a threat to take a life.

               No gun pointed no threat. The law is specific there must be a threat and an assumption that a gun exists is  not in itself a threat to take a life. Placing a hand in a pocket to retrieve something is not a threat to take a         life.

            In the opinion of Codefore Publishing, unless there is proof that LaVoy Finicum actually pointed a gun at someone his killing was illegal whether  done by the police or anyone else.

            An additional concern in this incident is the possibility that there were other Federal police or military persons who were either present or participated in the actual shooting of LaVoy Finicum.  This is a question of jurisdiction.  Our Constitution was formulated and ratified with the idea that the Federal Government is not authorized to impose unjust laws and use of force upon the Citizens of the United States.  The fact that Finicum and others are occupying a building that is designated Federal land does not bestow on the United States Government the same policing and use of force authority as granted to a State or Local police officer.   According to the below laws the Federal Government is only mandated to “protect” Federal property and certainly protecting property cannot in any stretch of the imagination include killing a person.  It is unknown whether or not Finicum or the others were damaging the property. If not, It is questionable if the Federal Government presence was there to protect the property was lawful.

BLM Director Neil Dornze

BLM Director Neil Dornze

            One other possible reason for the presence of the Federal Government is to stop an insurrection at the request of the State of Oregon.  There is some indication that the Governor of Oregon requested the presence of the Federal Government.  We would ask why was this request made?  There is no known evidence that it was anything other than a peaceful protest.  There are many questions to be asked that do not  involve the use of lethal force but there are actions that facilitated and or enabled  the ultimate shooting of LaVoy Finicum. One important question is why was a roadblock set up to stop the Finicum vehicle. He was attempting to leave the Federal property.  Is that not what the Federal and State governments wanted them to do?  If he had violated some crime, why a road block?  What happened to obtaining an arrest warrant ,as required by the constitution, for any crimes committed?  There is a witnesses statement that when Finicum’s vehicle stopped, the police or whoever these people were, began to shoot at them. What law gave them the authority to do that?  Was LaVoy Finicum entitled to defend himself?  If we, as a country stand by without demanding justification for the actions of those who killed LaVoy Finicum then we do not deserve the freedoms that were granted us in our Constitution. If there has ever been the need for a Federal Grand Jury the Finicum killing is one of them.

The 14th Amendment Article XIV 

No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of the law, nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

           In the case of the Military Use of Force against US Citizens The Constitution of the United States, laws, regulations, policies and other legal issues limit the use of Federal Military personnel in domestic support operations.  Any Army involvement in civil disturbance operations involves many legal issues requiring comprehensive legal reviews. However, Federal forces are authorized for use in civil disturbance operations under certain circumstances.  The Constitution of the United States provides two exceptions for which the Posse Comitatus Act

The Posse Comitatus Act, 18 U.S. Code, Section 1385, an original intent of which was to end the use of federal troops to police state elections in former Confederate states, proscribes the role of the Army and Air Force in executing civil laws and states: Whoever, except in cases and under circumstances expressly authorized by the Constitution or Act of Congress, willfully uses any part of the Army or the Air Force as a Posse Comitatus or otherwise to execute the laws shall be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.

             These exceptions are based upon the inherent right of the U.S. government to ensure the preservation of public order and to carry out governmental operations within its territorial limits by force if necessary. These two exceptions are:

            Emergency Authority:

            1. A sudden and unexpected civil disturbance, disaster, or calamity may seriously endanger life and property and disrupt normal governmental functions to such an extent that local authorities cannot control the situation. At such times, the Federal Government may use military force to prevent the loss of life or wanton destruction of property and to restore government functions and public order. In these circumstances Federal Military Commanders have the authority, in extraordinary emergency circumstances where prior authorization by the President is impossible and duly constituted local authorities are unable to control the situation, to engage temporarily in activities that are necessary to quell large-scale unexpected civil disturbances. (did President Obama authorize Federal involvement?)

  1. Protection of Federal Property and functions

            When the need for the protection of Federal Property or Federal  Functions exists, and duly constituted local authorities are unable to, or decline to provide adequate protection, federal action, including the use of military forces, is authorized.

            2-9 Laws passed y the U.S. congress include four exceptions to the Posse Comitatus Act. With the first three laws discussed below:

(10 USC 331-333) there is a prerequisite that the President must take personal action, including the  issuance of a proclamation calling upon insurgents to disperse and retire peaceably within a limited time. The four exceptions based on law are.

10 USC 331When a state is unable to control domestic violence and they have requested federal assistance, the use of militia or Armed Forces is authorized.  The Military’s use of force is as described in their individual “Rules of Engagement”.

Oregon Governor Kate Brown

Oregon Governor Kate Brown

10 USC 332 When ordinary enforcement means are unworkable due to unlawful obstructions or rebellion against the authority of the United States, use of the Militia or Armed Forces is authorized.

10 USC 333. When a state cannot or will not protect the constitutional rights of the citizens due to domestic violence or conspiracy to hinder execution of State or Federal law, the use of the militia or Armed Forces is authorized.

House Joint Resolution 1292  This resolution directs all departments of the U.S. government, upon request of the Secret Service, to assist in carrying out its statutory duties to protect government officials and major candidates from physical harm.

Cruz’s Mother Eleanor Darragh Birth Certificate in Question

Cruz’s Mother Eleanor Darragh Birth Certificate in Question

SUNDAY POST 01/16/2016

We at Codefore were amused with the birth certificate posted by the  Breibart Blog.

Breibart  claims that the mother of Ted Cruz, Eleanor Darragh, was born in Wilmington Delaware and therefore Ted Cruz is a US Citizen.

Breibart says, (Darragh Ted Cruz’s mother) “ was born in Delaware on Nov. 23, 1934, establishing her citizenship by birth–and, according to U.S. law, that of her son, even though he was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, on Dec. 22, 1970.”

Not so Fast Breibart.

Cruz’s Mother Eleanor Darragh Birth Certificate in Question

In a  CNN interview with Candy Crowley, Cruz himself says “ My mother was born in Wilmington Delaware.”

The National  news media is assuming that since his mother was born in Delaware  and that makes her a US Citizen therefore Ted Cruz is a US Citizen. . No one that we could find  has checked out his mother, Mrs. Eleanor Darragh’s birth certificate in the State of Delaware. The claim is that on the Cruz birth certificate   Eleanor Wilson is named as his mother  and that she received the name Wilson due to a previous marriage.  Cruz claims  that his mother’s maiden name is Darragh.  For now we will assume that this is correct. But is the Darragh birth certificate credible?  The birth certificate posted by Breibart is the same as the one that Codefore received from the State of Delaware archives.

Birth cert 5 a

 We decided to take a look at the birth certificate. Briebart claims that Cruz’s birth certificate lists a woman named Eleanore Elizabeth Wilson (Cruz.s mother).  As you can see from the  birth document, the  name  of Cruz;s grandmother is Elizabeth Cekine and the father is Edward J Darragh.  They named their child Eleanor Darragh. For now Codefore will not take issue with the names on the Document. For PDF click HEREOrginal Eleanor Darragh Birth Cert.

As a disclaimer we remind the readers that the document we looked at was taken from the Breibart web site.  Breibart claims that it is a copy of an original document. Codefore verified Breibart’s claim and obtained this document from the State of Delaware. We at Codefore are not professional document examiners  and our opinions are based on visual computer inspection.  However JD Benish of Codeforeblog is a retired police  investigator and has had the opportunity to have seen many forged documents during his career.  Additionally we at Codefore have access to  people that know their way around Adobe Photo shop and other similar photo editing software. These people were invited to take a look at the document also.

We began by enhancing the photograph with filters to make the official looking stamps easier to read and to expose possible color difference.

Inhanced Eleanor Darragh Birth Cert. 4

There are several items on this document that indicate that the document has been created after the advent of photograph editing capabilities. There are also items on this document that indicate that one of the date stamps has been altered, and that both date stamps existed on the document before the document form was created  and the hand written information was added.

These items are as follows:

a.We will begin by assuming that the document form was pre-printed on or prior to November 23rd, 1934. We will also assume that some time after that the form was filled out and signed and the date stamps were put there to authenticate the date of birth. Based on these assumptions we assume that the vertical page border on the left side of the document was a part of the original pre-printed form.  A visual inspection indicates that there are several portions of the form wherein the form itself appears to overlap the date authentication stamps.

b.The words “PLACE OF BIRTH” slightly overlaps the stamp that says “Delaware, Jan 11 1935 Department” In particular the word “Department” is overlapped. We assume that the words “Place of Birth” were a part of the original printed document and if so, the date stamp should over lap the word “Department” not the opposite.

c.The same situation exists as indicated in the above “a”. The date stamp on the upper right corner of the document is clearly overlapped by the document heading word “BIRTH”.

 d.On the upper left corner of the document you will see a stamp that says “STATE BOARD OF HEALTH”. The page border on the left side of the document clearly overlaps the word “STATE” and is visible to the naked eye.

e.About one third down the left side of the document you will see the hand written word “female in the box labeled “sex”. The “f” over laps the vertical page border. Ordinarily you would expect to see this type of overlapping on a pre-printed form, but it has already been established that this page border was added after the date stamps were applied to the document because the date stamp is overlapped by the page border. If this is accurate, the hand written word “female” was added after the Page border and therefore sometime after the date stamp.

There are other suspicious inconsistencies that we see on this document.

  1. On the box labeled “VERIFICATION OF NAME BY PARENT” the number 31 is inconsistent with all other numerical texts. The number 31 font is several sizes larger than all of the other numbers. It is highly unlikely that in 1934, the font size for this box would have been changed to a larger font than the others  The number 31 is the same font size as the words “Verification of name etc:” and it is noted that this font size is the only place it is found on this document. Remember that in 1934 typewriters font size and type were all unique to the typewriter and that is assuming that this document was created using a typewriter. If the document was created by a printer the change in font sizes, in particular the number would be highly unlikely. If the document was created later on a computer, the number font size consistency with the words Verification….;would be an easy error to make.
  2. As previously stated, filters were used to enhance the coloring of the document in particular the red date stamps. This filtering also revealed another inconsistency. You can see what, appears to be, words that are on the back side of this form. This is not uncommon on birth certificates.  On box 22. “Birth place.”  The color of the document has changed and is lighter and the visible wording on the back side of the document is not visible in this particular box.  In fact the wording on the back side of the document is only not visible in two boxes on this document. Box number 22 and box number 13, Both these boxes indicate place of birth of the parents.  The non existence of the visible wording on only these two boxes is highly suspicious and may be an indication that these boxes have been changed. When altering a document such as this, it is very difficult  to match exactly the background color and if the background color is to be identical it necessitates changing the background color of the whole document to make all portions appear identical.
  3. On the bottom right corner we noted that the signature of the physician is missing the top of the “J” and is not similar as the  “J” on Jr. . This may be the result of improper stamp application but this signature does not appear to have the characteristics of a “signature stamp” however it  does have the characteristics of an actual signature. If this opinion is accurate, the signature on this document may have been “cut and pasted” on the document and the top of the “J” in the name James was not properly cut.You can also see a possible cut error at the top of the letter “B” in the Doctors signature.. PDF HERE.Eleanor Darragh Birth Cert. 4 with arrows.

In the opinion of Codefore, this copy of a birth certificate is not a copy of an original unchanged 1934 document.  It is a copy of a document that has been changed using modern photograph editing software. Additionally it appears that the changes were not made by a professional photograph software editor.

There is more. When it became probable that the document was fraudulent, we made further inquiries into the information contained in the document. We accessed the 1940 US Census to see if the Darragh’s actually lived at the address they reported on the birth Certificate. PDF HERE1940 Census Darragh

We specifically made an effort to validate the hand written addresses on the document indicated in boxes 10 and 19.  The addresses are different. Box 10 says 222 West 17th St. and Box 22 says 222 W. 7th St.  There are currently two such streets in Wilmington but 222 7th  St. did not  exist when the 1940 US Census was conducted.  This would be a possible assumption if and  when the original document was edited because today there is a 222 7th St. according to Google Maps. Codefore suggests that whoever made the changes to the document didn’t do enough 1934 research. An address that exists in 2015, didn’t necessarily exist in 1934.

The problem in verifying the residents in 1934 is that there was no  verification of residence for the particular year of 1934. However in  1940 when the  US Census was conducted the verification survey asks  the question of residence for the 5 previous years in the box labeled “Residence April 1st 1935.  This would be 97 days after Ted Cruz’s mother was born. It’s the closest date verification of the Darragh family we could get at this time to the exact birth date. (we are still working on this)

At  222 W. 17th St. Wilmington, the 1940 census indicates that  Mr. Edgar Welch, a fireman lived there. Welch told the census taker he had lived in this house on April 1st 1935 until present . The Census question as to the total length time  Mr. Welch lived there was not asked or required. He could have possibly lived there for 10 years or more. Mr. Welch reported the he, his wife, two children and a lodger who was a barbershop owner named “John”  age 32 lived there at the time the census was taken.

A 1940 name search on Darragh produced a Census document for the residence located at 1311 Loll or Toll Rd. unincorporated New Castle county known as Gordon Heights. The address could not be confirmed but the residents were Edward J. Darragh, his wife Elizabeth and children Eleanor and Caroline. Mr. Darragh claimed that all were US Citizens.  This research seems to validate, somewhat, the Eleanor birth certificate but does not explain the alterations.  At this time the only way to authenticate, or verify  the birth certificate of Eleanor Darragh is the St. Francis Hospital Archives or the Catholic Church birth records.

With all of this information taken into consideration, the question of birth certificates should be expanded to include Ted Cruz.s mother. If his mother’s birth certificate is fraudulent then she may not have been a US Citizen. If that is the case, Ted Cruz himself is not a US Citizen naturalized or not  and cannot posses a passport nor can he hold a seat in the Senate. We at Codefore are concerned that if Ted Cruz used the above Certificate of Birth to prove citizenship and or obtain a passport, who performed Cruz’s  background investigation??  Based on  our  opinion its apparent that whoever changed this document had co-operation from someone within the Delaware Government. Their Document   We also noted that included with the Birth Certificate obtained from the Delaware Archives was a transmittal sheet that indicated that it was for Eleanor E. Darragh.  Nowhere in any of the documents we researched was the middle initial “E.” used to support the birth of Eleanor.  This birth certificate states that Eleanor Darragh was born  1934. Was one of the changes made to the Birth Certificate erroneous?

Darragh birth cert 4a.

Codefore Publishing

Obama and Clinton pay their debt to Citibank- “Gun Control”

SUNDAY POST 01/10/2016

Its well known that that President Obama and Hillary Clinton  have an addenda to limit if not eliminate gun ownership in this country.  This has been attempted before and failed. In fact its an ongoing quest involving corporations who one would think have no vested interest in this endeavor.

Gun ownership has suffered the blame for just about any violence that has occurred in this country.  The primary political opposition to gun ownership comes from the political factions within the Democratic party.  This stance by the Democrats is in stark contrast to the facts.  Just as many Democrats own guns as Republicans and we don’t see Democrats lined up turning in their guns.

This week President Obama stood before the nation and declared his intent to circumvent failed gun control legislation on the Federal and State level with some sort of Executive Action.  Its not clear exactly what this action will be, but Obama was tearfully preparing the country for some kind of gun control change.

He called it, “common sense” gun control.Presidential tears

Wiping tears from his face, President Obama would have the nation believe that his plan to implement changes is in response to the lives lost in this country as a result of being shot with a gun.  In particular the lives of small children.  His drama was comparable to the character portrayed by the late Jimmy Stewart in the movie “Mr. Smith goes to Washington”  as Smith testifies before Congress. He too had tears of conscience.

Jimmy Stewart. Mr. Smith goes to CongressOf Course all of the Republican Presidential Candidates and the seemingly singular Democratic Hillary Clinton stepped up to the plate.  Clinton thanked the President on her twitter page saying, “Thank you, for taking a crucial step forward on gun violence. Our next president has to build on that progress—not rip it away. –H” and to make sure everyone knew she supports the 2nd Amendment, “We can protect the Second Amendment while protecting our families and communities from gun violence. And we have to.”Hillary Clinton

The Republican candidates were not as supportive as Hillary.  Trump said, “No one is going to take away your guns.”

Jeb Bush said, “Today is another reminder that we can’t afford to give the opportunity to expand on  gun-grabbing agenda”.

Not one single politician of any stripe stood up and told the truth.

The Codefore question is this.   What is in it for the supporters of gun control?  To find the answer we will heed a good police detective’s advice, “follow the money”.  In this generation as in many generations before, politicians rarely do and say things to the benefit of their constituents.  Politicians are singular sociopathic beings who’s motivations center around themselves.   Presidents included.  There is, however, one inclusion not mentioned in this assumption.  All known politicians are financially indebted to their financiers’.  No matter how they try to hide it, it exists and there are tracks that lead a trail straight to the source of funds.  So the answer as to what’s in it for President Obama and Hillary Clinton is MONEY.

In the interest of realism, we can usually assume that the Financiers of our political system are more sly, more sinister and clandestine than their employees the politicians.   The message from the “talking heads”  and that includes mainstream media, is that guns are the root of all violence in this country and for our own good we must eliminate them.  But this is a very weak argument.  Statistics on gun  violence in this country do not support the supposition that the elimination of legal guns in this country would have a positive effect, but do indicate that an increase in gun owner ship in the reported date span  equals a decrease in gun related crimes nationally.

The NRA  says that based on the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Firearm-related homicides declined 39 percent from 1993=2011. The NRA also sites other statistics that indicate the rate of decline in homicides has been and is still declining.

Factcheck. org says,

  • Louie Gohmert said that “every time … conceal-carry [gun laws] have been allowed the crime rate has gone down.” But that is far from a settled issue in academia.
  • Dan Gross, head of the Brady Campaign used the number of daily gun murders as proof that “gun violence rates are not” going down. But the rate of gun murder is at its lowest point since at least 1981: 3.6 per 100,000 people in 2010. The high point was 7 in 1993. However, non-fatal gun injuries from assaults increased last year for the third straight year, and that rate is the highest since 2008.
  • Federal data also show violent crimes committed with guns — including murders, aggravated assaults and robberies — have declined for three straight years.
  • Donna Edwards said that “since Columbine, there have been 181 of these school shootings.” That’s an inflated figure. She used a list of “major school shootings” supplied by the Brady Campaign that included incidents that were neither shootings nor at schools. By our count, the list shows 130 school shootings since Columbine that resulted in at least one student or school official being killed or injured — still unacceptably high, but about a quarter fewer than claimed.

According to Factcheck,we can hang our hats on this:

                                Gun Murders in 2010 11,078.= lowest rate since at least 1981

                                Nonfatal gun injures-assault 2011=55,544 highest rate since                                                                       2008

                                Gun aggravated assault 2011 = 138,336 Lowest rate since at                                                                     least 2004

                                Gun Robbery 2011 = 122,300  Lowest rate since at least 2004

                                Gun Ownership 2007 = 88.8 per 100 people

                                Gun Ownership 2001 = 84 per 100 people

A 2011 Gallup poll  (assuming Gallup is accurate) indicates:

 Since 2000, Gallup has asked respondents with guns in their households a  follow-up question to determine if the gun belongs to the respondent or to  someone else. On this basis, Gallup finds that 34% of all Americans   personally own a gun.   

 Forty-seven percent of American adults currently report that they have a gun  in their  home or elsewhere on their property. This is up from 41% a year ago and is the highest  Gallup has recorded since 1993, albeit marginally above the    4% and 45% highs seen during that period.

Surprisingly the Gallop polls also indicate that the percentages of gun ownership are not politically specific. In other words there is not a significant difference between the percent of gun ownership by Republicans or Democrats.

All this being said, its hard to believe that the constant political push to reduce or eliminate gun ownership in this country is for our own good, or in our own interest.  So why the push?

Another wise police detective said that,”If you do not have an obvious motive, one supported by fact, your common sense will prevail.”   In the case of President  Obama, the motive is clear. Since his motive for gun control  can not be  due to  statistics. it must because images Citibank, one of the largest financial institutions in the world and a bank who is anti gun to the point of refusing to process credit card gun purchases (link here)  gave him over $700,000 during his 2008 election effort. The same type of financial  obligation  is present in the Hillary Clinton camp.

The next question is, why is Citibank and others obsessed in eliminating guns in our country?  This is where common sense, as the President would call it, comes in.  Its not to protect us as he would have us believe, its to protect him and Citibank.  Our possession of weapons is all that protects  the citizens of this country from tyranny..  (we are dangerously close)

Thinking about a Living Trust or Will? Maybe Hawaii isnt the place to do it.

SUNDAY POST 12-27-2015

PUT YOUR MONEY IN A TRUST AND TRUST A LAWYER WITH YOUR MONEY?

Why is the Charity business  booming in Hawaii?  

Sulla

Paul Sulla Jr.

“The Charity Scam” or “Guess where your money went.” 

Creating a trust fund to hold and manage your money can be beneficial when done for the right reasons and by a competent honest lawyer. But there can be a down side to this carrot . The downside is that your lawyer must be trustworthy because once the lawyer moves your  money  from your bank or investment fund you may no longer have  absolute control of the funds and then  become vulnerable to theft. 

Its not easy to locate an honest attorney. Creating a trust can be beneficial but attorneys who do not reveal existing connections or associations with so called Charities, or non-profit charitable corporations are usually up to no good. Their associations are sometimes  a maze of closely woven non-profit corporations, banks and even people in the local government who scratch each others backs in the search for innocent victims and the later theft of your funds. Lawyers know how to convince and steal your money without leaving evidence that they did anything illegal except point you in the wrong direction.  That’s assuming you are still alive after the trust is in place.

The modus operandi of these lawyers is to contact wealthy people and sell them on the idea of protecting their money from the Federal Government Tax system. This in itself is not illegal but the non-profit or charity business is not always what it says it is. Just because they are legally designated as non-profit, or a religious corporation doesn’t mean they are not able and willing to steal.  These corporations are not regulated as they should be and all too often  the non- profit, non taxable Federal and State laws benefit and enable unscrupulous lawyers and their clients.

These laws make it possible to move millions of dollars from the gun sights of the IRS into the sights of Non-profit and or charitable corporations. The non profit  law in itself enables these lawyers to steal and hide your money. The common denominator of all of these scams are banks.  Stolen funds cannot be “washed” without the use of bank accounts.  Banks are the first step to change  the money from legal possession to illegal possession.  A victims money must be diverted from the victims bank into an account controlled directly by either the attorney, or an organization that is controlled or “friendly” with the attorney such as a living trust. Usually when this happens the transfer of the money is also the transfer of ownership.  The formattion of a living trust or regular trust can mean that a new owner (lawyer or trust) is now in control.  A competent lawless attorney would never have his/her name on the first bank account stepping stone (that would be illegal)  so instead your money is put in  the name of one corporation or even transferred to a second Trust or Corporation and possibly even a third entity before individual names surface out of the fog of corporations..

It is alleged that Hawaii Attorneys, Nancy Budd, Katherine Lloyd, Paul Sulla Jr., and Joe Moss are examples of Hawaiian Trust Attorneys who have personally benefited (at their direction) from the distribution of funds to non- profit charitable corporations and non-profit corporations or to other non-profit organizations who they are either directly or indirectly associated with.  

The alleged plan  for these funds is to eventually line their pockets in the form of cash, gratuities such as car rentals, exotic trips etc;  These are all percs  that may be rewarded to them for locating and eventually transferring money into the bank accounts controlled by their colleagues in the charity business. 

In the case of lawyer Paul Sulla it is alleged that client trust money was moved directly into “shell” companies owned or operated by him. He either was not  sophisticated enough to hide his direct receipt of other peoples funds or considered himself “untouchable”.  

Local banks who themselves may have investment legal departments available to their clients sometimes unwittingly or knowingly refer their customers to consulting lawyers who have obvious conflicts of interest and or a history of complaints, fraudulent activities and have colleagues who sit on the boards of directors of the banks used to hold the money.

In Kauai Here’s how it worked. Katherine Lloyd worked as legal counsel for the First Hawaiian Bank and so did Nancy Budd.  First Hawaiian Bank has their own numerous trust corporations  and when people deposit large amounts of money in this bank they are candidates for the formation of a trust to “Protect” the money in ways that the Bank legally cannot. Lloyd  may refer the actual creation of a bank customer’s living trust to her colleague Nancy Budd  or Nancy Budd may have been retained as an adviser for the client  and recommend the use of the First Hawaiian Bank .  Budd will draw up the Trust, name an executor to control the trust, name another attorney colleague as the executors adviser (on the trust payroll) and recommend  a Charity to hold an interest in the trust such as the Hawaii Community Fund.  Lloyd  also worked for Hawaii Community Fund, until a conflict of interest complaint was made, and she resigned.  To make things worse for the client and safe for  Lloyd her husband, Hugh Jones, is an investigator for the Hawaii Attorney General’s office, Trust and Charity Department. When a conflict of interest was made to the Hawaii Attorney Generals office by one of Lloyds victims,   Jones denied he had anything to do with the business of his wife Lloyd, except to say she is innocent of any wrong doing.

Once the trust is in place, in at least two cases investigated by Codefore, the trust contributor (retiree who possessed the original funds) unexpectedly died.  The assets were immediately liquidated and funds deposited into a  living trust where the  administrators  distributed the funds to themselves   other trusts or  charities.  In this case the first deposit of liquidated funds went  into the First Hawaiian Bank and the American Savings Bank.

(The CEO of the Hawaii Community Fund is on the Board of the American Savings Bank)  Surviving relatives either received a small fraction of the trust (inheritance) or received nothing.  Two of the survivors claimed that the Living Trust had been altered after the deceased death. The Kauai Police Department  had possession of a Trust that none of them had ever seen before. The Kauai PD claimed they took the “Living Trust” from the deceased home for “safe keeping”  In answer to the allegations, Ms. Budd stated ” I can tell you in no uncertain terms that there was nothing illegal or unethical done with respect to my representation of Mr. ……….. (or any client, for that matter).  His children’s inheritance was not “taken from them illegally,” and I want to be clear that any such suggestion they have made to you is false.”

In another case investigated by Codefore, attorney Paul Sulla Jr. represented a seller in the sale of valuable property in Hawaii. Unfortunately, in this case, it was the property seller who died  before the deed to the property could be transferred to the new owner.  It is alleged that Sulla impersonated the seller, who was on his death bed, at an Arizona  county registrar and filed a new deed to the property  but the deed  was not to the new purchasers but was  to a Trust created and controlled by Sulla days before the seller’s death.   Then Sulla claimed the property had never been paid for and tried to auction off the property.  All of this information came out in a civil court of law, in front of a Circuit Judge who apparently didn’t think that Sulla had violated any criminal laws.  The purchasers are still trying to either get their money back or the deed to the property. 

An example of a money laundering structure is indicated in the below schematic. This chart is the exact chart used for legal purposes to explain how trust funds  become invisible. (washed.) 

In some cases the elderly are led to believe that a trust will insure that their surviving  relatives will benefit after death by implementing  a so called “living trust”.  Little do they know that once the money is in the newly formed trust, or these attorney’s  “favorite” non-profit charity,  their money may be out of the grasp of the Federal Government but is now  the control of  non-profit organizations that that “wash” the money by moving it back and forth until there is no “paper trail” leading to the actual distribution.  The money is then distributed and is usually not distributed to the poor or to charities who do charitable business. The “SALON” news organization says this:

 “Another way the wealthy avoid paying taxes on their billions is to make charitable donations. If you donate property, you never have to pay income tax on that donation, whatever it costs you and how much it’s worth right now. Well you might say, at least someone benefits from the charity. Whether or not the charitable donation is a scam in whole or in part depends on the answer to that old question: qui bono? Aka, who benefits? That’s where the real scam takes place.”

“And there’s no legal requirement that a charity must spend its wealth. In fact, IRS rules require only that charities spend about 5 percent of their investment assets annually, and all or part of this amount can be spent on salaries and “expenses,” rather than devoted to the charitable purpose the charity purports to be serving. So, what happens with a charitable trust, set up by a billionaire, and controlled by one of the billionaire’s children? The child gets a job and a salary for life. Maybe a mansion to live in and entertain in as a fringe benefit. This is a great gig for the heir.”

Case in point is the “Hawaii United Way” a charitable non-profit corporation that  receives money from a central clearing house Charity known as the “Hawaii Community Foundation.”  A look at their “Annual Reports” Only list assets and contributions.

2015 Hawaii Community Foundation disbursements? ( not sure what these figures are since the report says that this is their “Position”

Donor Grants                 2.7 Million

Scholarships                  4.5 Million

Partner ships                 8.2 Million

Donor advised grants 12.5 Million

HCF initiatives ???      7.3 Million

Other Foundations:     7.3 Million

Other Grants:                4.1 Million.

  The The United Way might well be listed in “Other Foundation” or “Partnerships”  on the Hawaii Community Foundation  but they most certainly received cash from the Hawaii Community Fund as the HCF is listed as a contributor on the United Way web site along with a list of approximately 30 other charitable organizations that the United Way either received money from or donates money to and  each with a staff and Board of Directors etc: that presumably all receive money for their time.  The United Way tax returns can be viewed on the internet at:  https://www.auw.org/financial-information 

THE MONEY GAME

Codefore Admin.