Wake Up St. Cloud Times

From Peace In St. Cloud: The left wing under researched St. Cloud Times has gone off a journalistic cliff with this ridiculous piece of fiction ….. 

First of all we are all children of immigrants and no one has said or will ever say anything about our immigrants that indicates we do not love and care for them.  We do think our immigration laws should be enforced and reason applied to the children brought here by illegal parents.  

But our questions and concerns apply only to unknown, unavailable, untrackable numbers of refugees ( No Christians allowed even though they are suffering genocide in their home countries) streaming into our fairly small town with a moderate tax base to continue to care for them as the volags that bring them look to the tax payers to continue their care.  All we ask our elected officials is research the numbers and analyze our ability to continue bringing more in through the UN appointed volags.  

The Mayor and Council and State representatives are invited to the Lutheran Social Services meetings where it is required that local and state governments be consulted.  This is where the questions must be asked.  But this is where none of our government officials show up to ask any….We are simply asking them to start asking questions and let the people know the answers.

It’s fine to get to know our new neighbors and many are doing so …this concern has nothing to do with being good neighbors but everything to do with economic sustainability if this continues unabated for years and years with no questions asked. 

We owe it to our children and grandchildren to use reason and caution and demographics must be taken into consideration….how many taxpayers can we lose due to flight from poor City induced conditions and still survive?  

This has nothing to do with attacking the religious beliefs of others…..Wake up St. Cloud Times…the quality of your staff is deteriorating and it shows.   

1 year after stabbing, know from whom hate emanates

If Central Minnesota is going to look back on one year since the Crossroads Center attacks and ask about community relations and people getting along, we at least need to be honest.

When it comes to publicly exuding religious extremism in Central Minnesota and a lack of tolerance for others, it’s not from new immigrants nor Muslims. It’s from long-time residents. And Christians.

Make no mistake: It’s not all Christians, not all residents. In fact, the good news since the attacks is many local residents — Christian, Muslim, Jewish, and none of above — made concerted efforts to get to know their neighbors.

Continue Reading: http://www.sctimes.com/story/opinion/2017/09/23/1-year-after-stabbing-know-whom-hate-emanates/681281001/


Click to watch:  St. Cloud City Council Meeting 

Valued opinion from a former St. Cloud resident……

I managed to view the entire City Council proceedings.  It was mostly very painful.  It seems that Roberts Rules of Order have digressed into highly specialized jargon that is nearly unintelligible to ordinary people.  This may be intentional, to mask or obfuscate the content of proceedings, or it may simply be the result of unconstrained bureaucratic processes run amok.  I would like to think that the latter is the case.

On the issue Jeff Johnson brought up, regarding Council attendance at quarterly LSS immigration planning meetings, his very reasonable suggestion was summarily dismissed for bureaucratic and mostly unintelligible reasons.  Nobody stated that the LSS meetings were outside the bounds of Council interests and responsibilities.  The main objection appeared to simply be a dislike of any Council representation or attendance at the LSS meetings.  That objection is irrational and flaunts the Council charter.

In my opinion, since the Council apparently hesitates to attend any LSS meetings, LSS should be requested to brief the Council with the results of their meetings, especially regarding immigration issues and plans that directly impact city (and school district) budgets and resources.

Also, mention was made that St Cloud’s demographics have changed due to recent immigration.  How much have they changed, using what metrics of measurement?  The Council should conduct a study of how demographic changes caused by immigration have impacted city functions and resources, as well as the projected impact of best known, future planned immigration.  The study should answer questions selected by the Council, as being most germane to the Council’s charter.

The proceedings were quite painful to watch, but enlightening nonetheless.  I don’t know how Jeff can take it.  I sure don’t want his job.  I drink enough as it is.

-Mike

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19-Year Old Forges Ahead

Annelise Rice

Annelise Rice, a hockey player at UND and graduate of Minnetonka High School, filed a lawsuit on March 17, 2017, in Minnesota federal court seeking damages for deprivation of civil rights by tortuous intervention in a mother-child relationship and deprivation of rights under color of the law (Civil Action No. 17-cv-796 ADM/HB).

 

As expected, U.S. District Judge Ann Montgomery dismissed the case on September 19, 2017. Annelise will be appealing to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.

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When They Come For You

How To Disappear An Activist (Or, Where IS Andy Ostrowski?)

By Janet Phelan
As reported here, activist attorney Andy Ostrowski was taken into custody by the Wilkes-Barre, PA police department on September 19, for a forced mental health evaluation.  Ostrowski was reached later that afternoon at General Hospital in Wilkes-Barre, where he asserted he was being held as a political prisoner.

Ostrowski, a radio talk show host and civil rights advocate, also made a run for Congress in 2014.

Per hospital protocol, Ostrowski was subsequently transferred to another facility. And now, no one can say where he is.

HIPAA—Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act—disallows hospitals from confirming if a person is at their facility, if he is on a psych unit. In the conversation on Tuesday, Ostrowski asserted he was most likely to be transferred to First Hospital, in Kingston.

First Hospital, however, will not confirm or deny his presence. As Ostrowski had expressed not only appreciation to this reporter for reaching him at General Hospital, but also asserted the necessity to follow up on his forced incarceration, the failure to reveal his whereabouts  becomes a central issue vis-à-vis his right to freedom of association.

However, the hospitals in question do not seem to honor this historical right. The behaviors by staff at both General and First Hospitals couldn’t be more alarming. Yesterday, in an effort to ascertain where he was transferred, I called General Hospital and spoke with a woman who initially identified herself at “Joanne.” Joanne refused to give information as to where Ostrowski was transferred and when asked her full name, she replied “Julia.” According to Joanne/Julia, to disclose where Ostrowski is would violate HIPAA.

Continue Reading: https://www.activistpost.com/2017/09/how-to-disappear-an-activist-where-is-andy-ostrowski.html

THE POLICE STATE IS HERE

Judicial Reform Activist And Attorney Abducted By Police While Broadcasting

By Janet Phelan

Judicial reform activist and radio personality Andy Ostrowski has been taken into custody against his will and forced into a psychiatric evaluation. His abduction took place yesterday, September 19, at approximately 3 pm in Wilkes-Barre, PA, where Ostrowski resides.

Ostrowski was taken while on Facebook live and the incident was captured on video. The video is available here:

Read full article here: https://www.activistpost.com/2017/09/judicial-reform-activist-attorney-abducted-police-broadcasting.html

First Amendment Wins Again!

The Volokh Conspiracy

Court order banning speech about a person (and banning gun possession by speaker) reversed

 May 2, 2016

I’ve blogged often about how criminal harassment bans, “cyberstalking” bans and restraining order laws have been morphing: They began by restricting unwanted speech to a person, but they’ve often been used to restrict speech about a person.

Many recent appellate court decisions, fortunately, have been rejecting this process. Here’s the latest example from the Florida Court of Appeal (Scott v. Blum) reversing a “stop talking about plaintiff” order. (Incidentally, like many such orders, this came with a ban on gun possession by the defendant.)

First, the facts (some paragraph breaks added throughout):

Mr. Blum is a process server and a member of the National Association of Professional Process Servers (NAPPS). [Randy] Scott is a former process server and former member of NAPPS…. Mr. Blum testified that Mr. Scott sent emails about Mr. Blum and Mr. Blum’s family, partners, and former employees to 2200 NAPPS members.

The emails consisted of links to articles, blog posts, or videos. In some instances, the articles or blog posts were written by Mr. Scott. The tenor of the emails, articles, blog posts, and videos was derogatory, and the allegations within them were potentially damaging to Mr. Blum’s business and reputation. Copies of the emails supported Mr. Blum’s testimony.

Mr. Blum testified that none of the emails were sent directly to him but that he knows about them because they were forwarded by the recipients to him or he received phone calls about them. The emails, articles, blog posts, and videos did not contain threats against Mr. Blum. However, Mr. Blum claimed that the content of the emails, articles, blog posts, and videos caused him emotional distress; he had trouble sleeping and eating, the emails were constantly on his mind, and he constantly had to defend himself to people.

Mr. Scott testified that his emails discussed many people within NAPPS or connected to NAPPS and were not directed at Mr. Blum.

Continue Reading: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2016/05/02/court-order-banning-speech-about-a-person-and-banning-gun-possession-by-speaker-reversed/?utm_term=.be93d44ebee8

Probation Revocation

Probation Revocation and Its Causes: Profiles of State and Local Jurisdictions, Hennepin County, Minnesota

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False Accusations

Woman stripped of son’s custody wins $3 million from LA County – Daily News

LOS ANGELES — A woman stripped of the custody of her son amid allegedly false accusations of neglect by children’s social workers who worked for Los Angeles County was denied punitive damages today, but will still receive more then $3 million in compensatory damages.

A Los Angeles Superior Court jury deliberated for about an hour before deciding against assessing punitive damages against social workers Kimberly Rogers and Susan Pender in a lawsuit filed by Rafaelina Duval.

The same panel on Thursday awarded Duval $2.94 million, plus another $165,000 after finding in a separate verdict that she was the victim of discrimination.

Duval alleged that her child, identified in her court papers only as R.D., was taken from her without a warrant in 2010, even though no emergency existed. The jury also found that social workers Pender and Rogers acted with malice toward Duval, triggering the second phase to determine whether either of them should have to pay punitive damages.

The jury found that the county Department of Children and Family Services had “an official custom and/or practice of seizing children from their parents without a warrant” and failed “to enact an official policy or procedure when it should have done so.”

Asked after the verdicts whether she was pleased with the outcome of the case, Duval replied, “Yes and no. Yes, because they have been held accountable, but no, because I still don’t have custody of my child.”

Duval, 41, said she will continue to fight to bring her son home and to advocate for changes in the DCFS so the same thing does not happen to others in her situation.

Attorney Shawn McMillan, on behalf of Duval, told jurors that his client begged the social workers not to take her child, but her plea “fell on deaf ears.”

“Don’t give them more mercy than they gave her,” McMillan said in urging that punitive damages be assessed.

Continue Reading: http://www.dailynews.com/2016/11/07/woman-stripped-of-sons-custody-wins-3-million-from-la-county/


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