Criminal Complaint Update

Monday, February 29, 2016

UPDATE FOR: Criminal Complaint Against Corrupt Dakota Co. Attorneys: James Backstrom, Philip Prokopowicz & Kathryn Keena For Illegally Withholding Readily Available, Free, Electronic, Public Data & Discovery For Rigged Case No. 19HA-CR-15-4227 State Of Minnesota VS Deirdre Elise “Dede” Evavold? Corrupt City Of Hastings Police Chief Bryan Schafer Forced To Respond To Data Request? Character Assassination By Star Tribune’s So-Called “Special Correspondent” Michael “Dr. Quack” Brodkorb & So-Called Officer Of The Court Ronald S. Rosenbaum Lawyer License No: 0163478? Brodkorb & Rosenbaum Are Dakota Co’s Unofficial “Hatchet Men,” Aren’t They? They Are, Aren’t They? Star Tribune’s Media Blackout On High-Profile Sandra Grazzini Rucki’s Sudden & Mysterious Release From Jail?

S&D

Bryan Schafer, Chief of Police                February 28, 2016
101 4th Street East
Hastings, MN 55033
Phone: (651) 480-2306
Email: bschafer@hastingsmn.gov

Emailed on 02-28-16 to: bschafer@hastingsmn.gov  brian.jones@courts.state.mn.us gary.hird@smrls.org

Re: Criminal complaint against Dakota Co. Attorneys: James Backstrom, Philip Prokopowicz and Kathryn Keena for illegally withholding readily available, free, electronic, data.  Chapter 13 data request – February 21, 2016 police report & Hastings PD data practice compliance

On February 21, 2016 I emailed you a criminal complaint against Dakota Co. Attorneys: James Backstrom, Philip Prokopowicz and Kathryn Keena for illegally withholding readily available, free, electronic, data. Why haven’t you acknowledged receipt of my legitimate complaint, huh? Oh, that’s right! You’re helping me prove to the world that the Hastings Police department is just as much of a joke as the corrupt Dakota Co. attorney’s office and the corrupt Dakota Co. court, aren’t you? You are, aren’t you? Please email me the following readily available, free, electronic, public data: 

1. Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) on-site compliance reviews for the Hastings Police dept. for the years: 2010-2015.
2. 2016 (or 2015 if not updated) City of Hastings data practice manual pursuant to 13.025 Government Entity Obligations, Subd. 4. Availability. https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=13.025&format=pdf
3. City of Hastings police dept policy and procedure manual.
4. City of Hastings’ Notice to Commissioner of Administration: Adoption of Model Policies – Years: 2010-2015 (See incorporated IPAD example).
5. Public portion of February 21, 2016 police report/incident report against Dakota Co. Attorneys: James Backstrom, Philip Prokopowicz and Kathryn Keena.

Notice: I will only accept written responses. No harassing emails. Harassing emails will be reported to the proper authorities. (Ex: Badgering the Requester, Misstating the Law, Asked and Answered, etc.)

___________________________________________________
Deirdre “Dede” Evavold
3015 30 th St. Ct. S.
St. Cloud, MN 56301
Phone: 320-293-6233
Email: dedeevavold@hotmail.com

A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty, and casteth down the strength of the confidence thereof. Proverbs 21:22 King James Version (KJV)

P.S.  Are you Star Tribune Data/Watchdog Reporter Brandon Stahl”s confidential informant: “Deputy Leak”?
P.S.S. Who do you prefer as the ringleader for the lynch mob of character assassination: Stahl or the tag team of Star Tribune’s so-called special correspondent Michael Brodkorb and so-called officer of the court Ronald S. Rosenbaum? Again, inquiring minds want to know, don’t they?

Michael Brodkorb ‏@mbrodkorb UPDATE: After being in jail for 6 1/2 months…Sandra Grazzini-Rucki stopped by Arby’s for food with Michelle MacDonald…true story. Retweet 1 Likes 5 David Mancuso Brant P Putz  Maureen Anderson Lori Musolf 3:10 PM – 24 Feb 2016https://twitter.com/mbrodkorb/status/702631627860512768  Page 1 of 3

Michael Brodkorb ‏@mbrodkorb I’ll be on @HoldingCourtMN with @RonSRosenbaum & @LucyQuinlivan at 2PM. I’ll be on to talk about Lewis in #MN02 & Sandra Grazzini-Rucki… Retweets 4 Likes 4 HoldingCourt Podcast Lori Musolf  Brian LucyQ Ron Rosenbaum Ron Goldser 9:40 AM – 25 Feb 2016https://twitter.com/mbrodkorb/status/702911088883421185

Michael Brodkorb: One of those people that still could be charged is Michelle MacDonald. As . . . as was noted by the judge. She is a person of interest in this . . . in this case. Ah … other people . . . 
Ronald S. Rosenbaum Lawyer License No: 0163478: The judge noted that yesterday?
Michael Brodkorb: It was discussed in kind of a … kind of ah … as you … as you would say an office the record conference that everyone could hear in the court room. So ah. . .
Ronald S. Rosenbaum Lawyer License No: 0163478: God, it sounds like an on the record conference. Michael Brodkorb: So, ah . . .
Ronald S. Rosenbaum Lawyer License No: 0163478: You were covering for the Strib, right?
Michael Brodkorb: Yeah. . .  22:54-23:27/1:10:11 Holding Court Podcast Thursday, February 25, 2016.http://hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/1/5/0/150e313cb74f8214/HC_022516.mp3?c_id=11021156&expiration=1456703745&hwt=d2509eeab06f95e805cf3282ea383f76

Ronald S. Rosenbaum Lawyer License No: 0163478: Did she [Sandra Grazzini-Rucki] seem lucid to you? I,  I know there has been some … some question about … ah .. . her grasp on reality.
Michael Brodkorb: I . . . I … Look! I’m not trained psych. . . But, I will tell you, I don’t think you could go through this and get to the position she is and have use of all your faculties. I think there’s some serious questions about what is going on upstairs. 21:56-22:19/1:10:11 Holding Court Podcast Thursday, February 25, 2016. http://hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/1/5/0/150e313cb74f8214/HC_022516.mp3?c_id=11021156&expiration=1456703745&hwt=d2509eeab06f95e805cf3282ea383f76

Ronald S. Rosenbaum Lawyer License No: 0163478: It’s a family tragedy Michael Brodkorb: It is. And who is making it worse? Is … I believe is both Sandra and this other … What they attempt . . . What they’re going to want to do is put the system on trial and use what happened with her daughters in this case Sandra with her daughters and this family as the vehicle which to do that. 23:46-22:19/1:10:11 Holding Court Podcast Thursday, February 25, 2016.http://hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/1/5/0/150e313cb74f8214/HC_022516.mp3?c_id=11021156&expiration=1456703745&hwt=d2509eeab06f95e805cf3282ea383f76

Congratulations, you have successfully passed the compliance review conducted on your agency on November 4, 2015. Hokah Police Department http://www.cityofhokah-mn.gov/agendasAndminutes/supplemental-documentation/2015/12-1-15/Post%20Board%20Compliance%202015.pdf

On October 7, 2015, a POST Board Standards Coordinator conducted a review at the Pequot Lakes Police Department. After a comprehensive review of their records concerning mandated employee training and department policies, I am pleased to inform you that your police department passed the review.http://www.pequotlakes-mn.gov/vertical/sites/%7BB607A80F-AFD1-4C06-A4D7-F7DF956555B1%7D/uploads/08.01_-_MN_POST_Board_Review.pdf

Annual Policy and Training Compliance Review: Ms. Bjornberg told the Board the annual Policy and Training Compliance and Alleged Misconduct forms went out  electronically to all Chief Law Enforcement Officers (CLEOs) on September 11th with a return due date of October 3, 2014. MINNESOTA BOARD OF PEACE OFFICER STANDARDS AND TRAINING BOARD MEETING POST Board Office 1600 University Avenue, Suite 200 Saint Paul, Minnesota October 23, 2014https://dps.mn.gov/entity/post/about/Documents/10-23-14-board-minutes.pdf

https://dps.mn.gov/entity/post/about/Documents/post-strategic-plan.pdf The POST Board’s philosophy is to serve as a resource and partner with stakeholders to ensure compliance  with legislatively mandated policies and  Page 2 of 3

training. Since its inception, the POST Board’s licensing standards  have been recognized as a model across the nation as Minnesota remains the only state to require all peace officers to obtain a post-secondary degree. The POST Board’s Standards Coordinators conduct on-site compliance reviews of law enforcement agencies  throughout the state. Reviews ensure compliance with training standards, officer hiring practices and state-mandated policies in order to promote a more predictable and uniform state-wide delivery of public safety services. Agency Compliance The POST Board staff reviews all state law enforcement agencies over a period of five years.

B. PRINCIPLE TWO Peace officers shall refrain from any conduct in an official capacity that detracts from the public’s faith in the integrity of the criminal justice system. c) Peace officers shall truthfully, completely, and impartially report, testify and present evidence, including exculpatory evidence, in all matters of an official nature. PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT OF PEACE OFFICERS MODEL POLICY MN STAT 626.8457 https://dps.mn.gov/entity/post/model-policies-learning-objectives/Documents/Professional-Conduct-of-Peace-Officers-Model-Policy.pdf   

Government entities should respond in one of three ways 1. Provide access to the data (and copies when requested) 2. Inform you the data are classified as not public (must give statute section) 3. Inform you the data do not exist • Not responding is not a proper response Minnesota Department of Administration – Information Policy Analysis Division – Can I ask for that? GOVERNMENT DATA PRACTICES Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13 page 12. http://www.ipad.state.mn.us/docs/Can%20I%20ask%20for%20that.pdf

When can I get a copy of the investigative report? Investigation ongoing If the law enforcement agency is still investigating the crime, members of the public will not be able to get a copy of the report. They can, however, get what’s often referred to as the public portion of the report containing basic information about the case that is classified as public. HOW DO I GET A COPY OF MY POLICE REPORT? INFORMATION FOR CRIME VICTIMS WHO WANT TO MAKE A REQUEST FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT DATAhttps://dps.mn.gov/divisions/ojp/forms-documents/Documents/Getting%20copy%20of%20report.pdf 

http://www.ipad.state.mn.us/docs/accesspol.html Data Practices Policies Entities adopting the model policies linked above must notify the Commissioner of Administration and may do so by using this notification. http://www.ipad.state.mn.us/docs/accesspol-adopt.docx Notice of Adoption of Model Policies Minnesota Statutes, section 13.025, subdivisions 2 and 3, require government entities to prepare written policies that relate to public access to government data, and rights of subjects of data and Minnesota Statutes, section 13.03, subdivision 2, requires entities to establish procedures that data requests are complied with appropriately and promptly. Minnesota Statutes, section 13.073, subd. 6, requires the Commissioner of Administration to prepare model policies and procedures to help government entities comply with those requirements. Entities that choose to adopt the Commissioner’s model policies must notify the Commissioner. Please use the following statement to notify the Commissioner if you choose to adopt the model policies and procedures.*
Notice to Commissioner of Administration: Adoption of Model Policies [Name of entity] has adopted the Commissioner’s Model Policy for the Public and Model Policy for Data Subjects. This notice to the Commissioner satisfies [name of entity]’s obligation under Minnesota Statutes, section 13.073, subdivision 6. [Signed by] [Title] [Date]
*Government entities may submit this notification by mail or email: Commissioner of Administration  c/o Information Policy Analysis Division (IPAD)  201 Administration Building  50 Sherburne Avenue  St. Paul, MN 55155  info.ipad@state.mn.us  Page 3 of 3

Corrupt City Of Hastings Police Chief Bryan Schafer Forced To Respond To Data Request? Answer: Yes!
From: Bryan Schafer [mailto:BSchafer@hastingsmn.gov]
Sent: Monday, February 29, 2016 8:58 AM
To: Dede Evavold
Subject: RE: Chapter 13 data request – February 21, 2016 police report & Hastings PD data practice compliance

Mr. Evavold,
Your request has been received.

Respectfully,

Bryan Schafer
Police Chief
City of Hastings | Police Department | 101 4th Street East | Hastings, MN 55033

Communication
Optimal Service
Respect for Resources
Enthusiasm

From: Dede Evavold [mailto:dedeevavold@hotmail.com]
Sent: Monday, February 29, 2016 7:02 AM
To: Bryan Schafer ; brian.jones@courts.state.mn.us; gary.hird@smrls.org
Cc: ‘Lion News’
Subject: Chapter 13 data request – February 21, 2016 police report & Hastings PD data practice compliance

S&D

from:    Lion News lionnews00@gmail.com
to:    Michael Brodkorb michaelbrodkorb@gmail.com
date:    Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 11:11 AM
subject:    News Flash: Dede’s Newest Paperwork? Star Tribune’s media blackout on high-profile Sandra Grazzini Rucki’s release from jail? Did honorary psychiatry license from “QuacksRUs” come with decoder ring and phony Strib title of “Special Correspondent”?
mailed-by:    gmail.com


Mickey “Dr. Quack” Brodkord, so-called Special Correspondent with Star Tribune (612) 234-7154:

Hey did you know that the corrupt City Of Hastings Police Chief Bryan Schafer was forced to respond to Dede Evavold’s latest data request for readily available, free, electronic, public data? Yeah, passive-aggressive Schafer maliciously called Dede “Mr. Evavold,” didn’t he? He did, didn’t he? Schafer can’t fall back onto his training, can he? He can’t, can he? See link below. Why is the cowardly Star Tribune engaging in a media blackout for high-profile Sandra Grazzini Rucki’s sudden & mysterious release from jail, huh? It couldn’t have anything to with Dede Evavold’s legitimate criminal complaint against Dakota Co. Attorneys: James Backstrom, Philip Prokopowicz and Kathryn Keena for illegally withholding readily available, free, electronic, data, could it? Inquiring minds want to know, don’t they?


Did you know that at one time I was licensed as a doctor in not (1) one, but (2) different states? Doctors use signs and symptoms to reach a valid diagnosis, don’t they? They do, don’t they? You’ve made the wild and outrageous “diagnosis” that Sandra Grazzini Rucki doesn’t have use of all her “faculties,” haven’t you? You have, haven’t you? Exactly what so-called mental condition did you “diagnosis,” huh? What are the exact signs and symptoms of this mysterious mental disorder that you have maliciously attributed to Sandra Grazzini Rucki, hmm? Did an honorary psychiatry license from “QuacksRUs” come with the decoder ring and your phony Strib title of “Special Correspondent”? Again, inquiring minds want to know, don’t they?


Terry Dean, Nemmers (320) 283-5713


UPDATE FOR: Criminal Complaint Against Corrupt Dakota Co. Attorneys: James Backstrom, Philip Prokopowicz & Kathryn Keena For Illegally Withholding Readily Available, Free, Electronic, Public Data & Discovery For Rigged Case No. 19HA-CR-15-4227 State Of Minnesota VS Deirdre Elise “Dede” Evavold? Corrupt City Of Hastings Police Chief Bryan Schafer Forced To Respond To Data Request? Character Assassination By Star Tribune’s So-Called “Special Correspondent” Michael “Dr. Quack” Brodkorb & So-Called Officer Of The Court Ronald S. Rosenbaum Lawyer License No: 0163478? Brodkorb & Rosenbaum Are Dakota Co’s Unofficial “Hatchet Men,” Aren’t They? They Are, Aren’t They? Star Tribune’s Media Blackout On High-Profile Sandra Grazzini Rucki’s Sudden & Mysterious Release From Jail?http://lionnews00.blogspot.com/2016/02/update-for-criminal-complaint-against.html


SEEK TRUTH AND REPORT IT Journalists should be honest, fair and courageous in gathering, reporting  and interpreting information. Journalists should:  Test the accuracy of information from all sources and exercise care to avoid inadvertent error. Deliberate distortion is never permissible.
MINIMIZE HARM Ethical journalists treat sources, subjects and colleagues as human beings deserving of respect.  Journalists should: Recognize that gathering and reporting information may cause harm or discom – fort. Pursuit of the news is not a license for arrogance.
ACT INDEPENDENTLY Journalists should be free of obligation to any interest other than the  public’ s right to know.  Journalists should: Be vigilant and courageous about holding those with power accountable.
BE ACCOUNTABLE Journalists are accountable to their readers, listeners, viewers and  each other. Journalists should:
Encourage the public to voice grievances against the news media.
Admit mistakes and correct them promptly.
Expose unethical practices of journalists and the news media. Society of Professional Journalists: Code of Ethics https://www.spj.org/pdf/ethicscode.pdf

Mickey “Dr. Quack” Brodkord, So-Called Special Correspondent With Star Tribune Passive-Aggressive Reponse (612) 234-7154

from:    Michael Brodkorb michaelbrodkorb@gmail.com
to:    Lion News lionnews00@gmail.com
date:    Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 11:17 AM
subject:    Re: News Flash: Dede’s Newest Paperwork? Star Tribune’s media blackout on high-profile Sandra Grazzini Rucki’s release from jail? Did honorary psychiatry license from “QuacksRUs” come with decoder ring and phony Strib title of “Special Correspondent”?
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Please do not contact me again. 

Nemmers Handles Mickey “Dr. Quack” Brodkord, So-Called Special Correspondent With Star Tribune Passive-Aggressive Reponse (612) 234-7154
from:    Lion News lionnews00@gmail.com
to:    Michael Brodkorb michaelbrodkorb@gmail.com
date:    Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 11:31 AM
subject:    Re: News Flash: Dede’s Newest Paperwork? Star Tribune’s media blackout on high-profile Sandra Grazzini Rucki’s release from jail? Did honorary psychiatry license from “QuacksRUs” come with decoder ring and phony Strib title of “Special Correspondent”?
mailed-by:    gmail.com


Mickey “Dr. Quack” Brodkord, so-called Special Correspondent with Star Tribune (612) 234-7154:

No problem. Just give me the contact information for your editor and/or the person who holds your attack-dog leash at the rag called the Star Tribune. Are you a member of the Minnesota Professional Chapter Society of Professional Journalists Section 3. Members of the Chapter agree to conduct their professional behavior within the ethical guidelines prescribed by the Society and to pay dues as directed by the Board of Directors. http://www.mnspj.org/bylaws/  

Terry Dean, Nemmers (320) 283-5713

More to come . . .

VIRGINIA SENATE PASSES BILL THAT WILL EFFECTIVELY TURN COPS INTO SECRET POLICE

Bill would classify names of all local police officers and fire marshals as “personnel records”
Clarice Palmer | Anti Media – FEBRUARY 26, 2016

Virginia Senate Passes Bill That Will Effectively Turn Cops into Secret Police

In the United States, the Fourth Estate, also known as the Fourth Power or the fourth branch of government, has always been a popular label for the media’s role in a free society. But in the state of Virginia, legislators want to remove that power from the press by shielding police officers from public scrutiny.

Senate Bill 552, which has already been approved by the Senate, hopes to classify the names of all local police officers and fire marshals as “personnel records,” shielding these individuals from the responsibility of dealing with public backlash in the case that something goes awry.

The bill, the Washington Post reports, was proposed as a response to an incident involving the press, and the names of police officers considered too problematic to stay in their positions:

“It started with a reporter’s attempt to learn whether problem police officers were moving from department to department. It resulted in legislation that is again bringing national scrutiny to the Virginia General Assembly: a bill that could keep all Virginia police officers’ names secret.”

The Virginia House, which is dominated by Republican lawmakers, is considering a review of the bill starting this Thursday. So far, Governor Terry McAuliffe has not taken a side, the Post notes.

Two civil rights groups that oppose S.B. 552 say the bill goes too far, proposing less transparency at a time when the pressure to hold police officers accountable for their actions has ignited a growing movement demanding reform.

If the bill is signed into law they fear it will represent an unprecedented move, opening the door for other states to follow suit.

Supporters of the bill argue that officers and deputies could be at risk if their names are handed to the press. Despite a lack of evidence that the effort to target police officers is becoming popular in the country, Virginia lawmakers, like Republican Senator John Cosgrove, claim S.B. 552 will restore “a healthy respect for law enforcement” — something the senator says he seldom sees.

“Now,” Cosgrove says, “[police officers have] become targets of opportunity.”

Both the Fraternal Order of Police and the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police worked on the bill with Cosgrove, which might explain the wording of the legislation.

According to the Post, opponents of the bill in the Senate — like Senator Chap Petersen, a Democrat from Fairfax — say the withholding of officer names will increase the occurrence of corruption within agencies.

Megan Rhyne, executive director of the Virginia Coalition for Open Government, also offered harsh words about the bill. According to Rhyne, police officers are paid by the public, so they “don’t get to do that in secret,” referring to the fact that the bill would also keep officer training information off the record. In her blog, she explained the position of her organization. SB 552 would “exempt from disclosure any information about salary — including name, position and job classification — for anyone in law enforcement,” she wrote.

To Rhyne, the House should not consider the bill because it “eliminate[s] the ability of the public to see how departments are organized, whether the number of employed persons falls within their spending and safety priorities.

She continued:

“It’s like a secret police force. A police force the public must pay for, but a police force the public is not entitled to look at with any scrutiny.”

Governor McAuliffe’s office reportedly hasn’t confirmed whether he will sign the bill if it makes it to his desk. In the past, however, the Democrat has “sided with law enforcement over civil liberties advocates.” Last year, he vetoed a bill written to limit the time officers may hold onto information tied to license plate readers.

The Flow of Funds

Let’s Get Honest! Blog

Absolutely Uncommon Analysis of Family –and “Conciliation” — Courts’ Operations, Practices, and History

Milton H Erickson (Clinical Hypnosis), The Gottmans, The HHS of Course, and Psychoeducational Interventions for Situational (not “Characteriological”) Violence..and California’s “Mental Health Oversight and Accountability Commission” — REALLY?? Yes….

Harbingers of the Future, Stewards of Change, etc.

Blogger’s Note:  written shortly after first post of this year (January), published late February.  It’s about 11,500 words long.  Make that closer to 13,500 with an ending section  — I deliver some more goods at the very bottom of the post and hope readers enjoy the journey, and learn something from it as I know I did!  When I say “something,” the reference is to an $18M (assets) foster-care (etc.) providing organization in California connected with a dubious duo of consulting firm/nonprofit in New York relating to post title.  


The content and philosophical underpinnings of the psychological, psychoanalytical, psychiatric, sociological, social science and related professions is one thing but take a look at the “containers” (the business and legal entities which receive public funds to run, and of course write up/publish the psychological, behavioral-modification-intervention R &D [research and demonstration] on the population), and it’s truly something to behold.  In fact, I’m still a little stunned by the brazen behavior of some I just checked out the other day. It seems to me if more people would just check out the organizations, what they find would speak for itself as to prioritizing fiscal waste and, well, corrupt behavior as routine.. in the field of tax-exempt organizations on the governmental dole.

It was all I could do not to insert this information below into my recent post on Jailing, Terrorizing, Criminalizing Mothers in Minnesota, particularly after reconsidering the switching of custody of five children from an aunt (after kicking the mother out of the picture unceremoniously, overnight) to a father as directed by a judge, as justified by a professional psychologist.


Looking at the Flow of Funds/ the Conduits & Containers:

But — I let’s not forget to look at the containers, the commerce — that is, the business (sometimes, for a time) entities through which funds flow (so to speak) so they may do the research and, of course, write up the results.  I have learned to make this part of my routine “check-up” as a matter of sheer curiosity, as patterns of unusual behavior can be identified among those running the organizations.  Among the sound-bytes which come to mind describing what I’m seeing over time, “take the money and run” is the most common.  There are the”OIG” (Offices of Inspector General) within agencies, and write up reports on samples of the whole field of organizations (grantees) under various programs but they are hardly keeping tabs on the multitude — and, they are essentially toothless.  They can only recommend.

Sometimes, it’s the chameleon act (multiple nonprofits with similar, but not identical names, are formed, and when one gets caught not-filing on time, money is shifted to another — meanwhile the websites speak as though it’s been one organization throughout).

Unbelievable what turns up once you start looking..

Once you start looking at those grants, grantees, and what “them” 501(c)3s and their boards of directors do (1) with the nonprofit formed to receive them and (2) next, with their lives when the federal funding runs out — you never know what might turn up.

Yesterday, I found one that denied on its tax return getting the funding that a federal agency claims it got.  Tax returns have lines to acknowledge government vs. non-government grants (one is a grant, the other is a “contribution”).  Until you attempt to locate a tax return AND READ IT, I’ll continue to say, you don’t know “squat” about any nonprofit organization.   Read enough of them from a variety of sources, and “credible” versus “not credible” starts to show itself.


I keep thinking I’ve “seen it all.” Wrong again.  Summary:

Show and tell is below; this is a short, incredulous summary of what I just saw, 1/24/2016:

In this case, by searching a specific executive director name on  the “Relationship Research Institute” of Washington State which 501(c)3 filer I’d just learned has been lying (or, HHS was lying) about grants received, not reporting them as “government grants” on their own returns, and not exactly handling the money honestly (running it into a deficit, after which it simply stopped filing tax returns as of about 2012), I learned about a Year-old Action agenda seeking a $300K contract to do a comprehensive study on the behavioral health data systems — statewide.

(This link will be repeated below, as I show how got from Point A in Washington State to Point B, Mental Health Services in California…!)

An Action Item from a Commission Meeting: October 23, 2014 Agenda (Item 3A) seeking a $300K contract to create a “Feasibility Study Report” (FSR) or “Advance Planning Document” (APD) to evaluate the (entire) DHCS (“Dept of Health Care Services) Behavioral Health Data Systems.

Consider Recommendation for a Contract to Develop a Feasibility Study Report (FSR) or Advanced Planning Document (APD) to Evaluate the Department of Health Care Services Behavioral Health Data Systems

Not at ALL embarrassed by this statistical, VPJ (Very Poor Judgment), the same individual heads right over to the state of California — well apparently she may have already been working there as….“Director of Research and Evaluation” for California’s “Mental Health Oversight and Accountability Commission,” (MHSOAC.ca.gov**) and asks for a $300K contract for a group “Stewards of Change Consulting, LLC” which I (being me) looked up, with jurisdiction (legal domicile) in New York State.  It registered in California in only 2013.

Here’s the rest of that Agenda (Item 3A) — I’ll show it again, below.  This shows where I got the “Stewards of Change” language from, above…. It’ll make more sense after the “Relationship Research Institute’s reporting behavior, vs. its HHS-reported grants, is reviewed.

Does this not next language sound wonderfully official, technical, and comprehensive andresponsible?  Wait til you see the HHS-grant-supported “Final Progress Report” of “Couples Together Against Violence” (developed by the Gottmans) and see its history… After which the following language may seem less than credible:

Summary: Dr. Renay Bradley, Director of Research and Evaluation, Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission, will present an overview of a proposed contract designed to assess the current Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) behavioral health data systems and explore the feasibility of adopting a new system that will provide data to meet all statutory requirements. Current mental health data collection and reporting systems do not provide timely data that allows the MHSOAC to evaluate all aspects of the Mental Health Services Act and broader public community based mental health systems. This contract will identify the Commission’s current data and reporting needs, compare them to what is available via current data systems, and draw conclusions regarding data elements that are missing and not available. Recommendations regarding the most feasible way to ensure that all Commission data requirements will be met will also be made. A Feasibility Study Report or an Advanced Planning Document will be developed, which allows the DHCS to identify and obtain approval to get the identified data collection and reporting needs met. In addition, an action plan for short and long term goals that align with the FSR or APD findings will be completed.

Continue Reading: https://familycourtmatters.wordpress.com/2016/02/26/milton-h-erickson-clinical-hypnosis-the-gottmans-the-hhs-of-course-and-psychoeducational-interventions-for-situational-not-characteriological-violence-and-californias-mental-health-ove/

 

The Domestic Violence Cartel

DV-HHS

Image by Oregon.Gov/DHS

 Let’s Get Honest! Blog

Absolutely Uncommon Analysis of Family –and “Conciliation” — Courts’ Operations, Practices, and History

My Posts, Just the List (from April 23, 2014… back to Sept. 24, 2012)

Table of Contents — (somewhat) Simplified

I started this blog in spring 2009. It is my continuous show-and-tell learning curve exposing, as the motto says, Family and Conciliation Court Operations, Practices, and History from the early 1990s and earlier.

Nothing was posted or added to this table of contents from June 29, 2014 (Broken Courts, Flawed Practices, Parade of Fools) throughout 2015;  on January 23, 2016 (2016 More Business As Usual in MN? (Criminalizing, Terrorizing, Jailing Mothers))  I began publishing again particularly while Minnesota mother Sandra (“Sam”) Grazzini-Rucki sits in jail after having already been cut off from her kids and thrown out of her home years ago, and on less than 24 hours’ notice, having been economically destroyed, and turned into a fugitive (and resources found to hunt her down and haul her back), and now it looks like a serious attempt to personally, physically eliminate her — for felony parental interference.  See first 2016 post for links to more details: I blog from California, not Minnesota and am not an eyewitness or court participant…

Such harsh treatment of any woman / mother is an insult and I’m sure intended as a message to ALL caretaking and formerly custodial mothers whose children were also stolen (in-state) and/or kidnapped (crossing state or country borders) about whom the prosecutors didn’t show even a passing spit’s interest in tracking down the child-stealing or kidnapping parents. Apparently so long as it could be framed as a family dispute and handled within family court system, minimizing the criminal code violation and the devastating impact on the “left-behind” parents…

Despite the Grazzini-Rucki case attracting newsprint in Minnesota (in part through the involvement of a family lawyer –the mother’s — who was also running for GOP Minnesota state justice) there’s still next to no serious discussion among those upset about this — even among those in  Minnesota! — about connections among well-known Minnesota-based elements of “the domestic violence cartel,” (my term, and I can and do document this), a well-known, progressive (but died in a plane crash, about fifteen years ago, with his wife and daughter and staff members) U.S. Senator Pau Wellstone,  the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (in its role as spearheading the family court system, and specialized courts and practices within it, nationwide, and in general favorable, and promoter of “parental alienation” “high-conflict” “Parent coordination” and other terms each of which supports a profession or sets of organizations promising to reduce these in their clients), and of multiple deals apparently cut, and strategic collaborations over the decades between the “DV cartel” and the “family-court-connected” nonprofits and those on the federal marriage/fatherhood/family/faith-based-values funding streams.

Although elements of the DV+FamilyCourt-Connected+Faith/Family/Marriage/(and especially)Fatherhood groups are distributed among different states (meaning, unless one is aware of how networks are set up and that they exist, they’re in effect, a hidden influence to most of the public), specific groups in Minnesota have impacted BOTH the domestic violence movement itself (from almost the start) AND marriage/fatherhood promotion AND promotion of the family courts as treatment centers for social diseases (such as child abuse or domestic violence, etc.).  The history and impact of those organization I have found to be fascinating, illuminating, and a significant explanation of how it is sometimes impossible to actually complete any contested custody case in under ten years, or before one or both parties are bankrupted, or one is in jail, or somebody is missing — or even dead.   What kind of “justice” is that?  What does it have to do with justice — anything?

There is little discussion about organizations AS organizations and how they are networked with each other from positions of power (social and financial) to set the major currents of how individual cases can, and do, spin out of control. These do not happen in a vacuum — they happen when people are run through certain institutions run by certain types of individuals…whose professions, livelihoods, and social position stem from those positions. There is next to no discussion about taxed individuals vs. tax-exempt foundations, associations, and organizations as a means of social control and organizations OUTSIDE of government and any legal rights to due process. This is what I discuss because it’s what I found — early on– in looking at the history of the family courts, and the role of federal grants.
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Criminal Complaint Against Corrupt Dakota Co. Attorneys

Re-blogged from Lion News

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Sunday, February 21, 2016

Criminal Complaint Against Corrupt Dakota Co. Attorneys: James Backstrom, Philip Prokopowicz & Kathryn Keena For Illegally Withholding Readily Available, Free, Electronic, Public Data & Discovery For Rigged Case No. 19HA-CR-15-4227 State Of Minnesota VS Deirdre Elise “Dede” Evavold? Dede Was Sent A Fraudulent Bill For $210.00, Wasn’t She? She Was, Wasn’t She? Dede Is The Victim, Isn’t She? She Is, Isn’t She? 02-22-16 Update: Corrupt Lawyer’s Professional Responsibility Board Acknowledges Reciept Of Dede’s Complaint?

Bryan Schafer, Chief of Police                 February 21, 2016
101 4th Street East
Hastings, MN 55033
Phone: (651) 480-2306
Email: bschafer@hastingsmn.gov

Emailed on 02-19-16 to: bschafer@hastingsmn.gov brian.jones@courts.state.mn.us gary.hird@smrls.org

Re: Criminal complaint against Dakota Co. Attorneys: James Backstrom, Philip Prokopowicz and Kathryn Keena for illegally withholding readily available, free, electronic, data.

This is my criminal complaint against Dakota Co. Attorneys: James Backstrom, Philip Prokopowicz and Kathryn Keena for illegally withholding readily available, free, electronic, data in violation of the Minnesota Government data practice act (Chapter 13.09) and criminal misconduct of a public official (Chapter 609.43(1)).

On December 12,2015 I emailed my data request and discovery request (see attached) to Carol Renn, Dakota Co. Court Administrator and Philip Prokopowicz, Dakota Co. Chief deputy assistant attorney. I requested that the following readily available, free electronic, public documents be emailed to me: the Dakota county’s Sheriff’s dept’s 2015 Lexipol policy and procedure manual; the 2015 Lexipol custody manual; the 2015 prisoner handbook; the 2015 Dakota county personnel handbook; the 2015 Dakota County data practice manual; the Licensing and Service Quote, Master Software License Agreement, Vendor Questions, Public Safety Software System Recommendation Report and proposals for the the following Dakota county software vendors: Tritech and BCA for eCharging and my discovery for 19HA-CR-15-4227. Prokopowicz willfully refused to respond. Not only that, Renn willfully refused to register my discovery request in my rigged case. On December 30, 2016 I emailed a notice of non-compliance (See attached). Both Renn and Prokopowicz willfully refused to respond. Now I have proof that my case is being rigged, don’t I? I do, don’t I My case is being rigged  so I will automatically be found guilty, isn’t it? It is, isn’t it?

This is especially damning for the reputation of the rigged court since one of rigged court’s documents (See attached) that I received clearly indicated that Dakota Co. is mandate to eFiling. The whole purpose of submitting my December 30, 2015 data request/discovery request was to have my evidence and public data to prepare for my first appearance on January 11, 2016. Neither Dakota Co. judicial officer Karen Asphuaug, Dakota Co. Court Administrator Carol Renn, Dakota Co. Attorney James Backstrom, Dakota Co. Chief deputy assistant co. attorney Philip Prokopowicz nor Assistant Dakota Co. attorney Kathryn Keena wanted me to be prepared for my rigged first appearance, did they? They didn’t, did they?

Case No. 19HA-CR-15-4227 State of Minnesota vs Deirdre Elise Evavold 01/11/2016    First Appearance (9:00am) (Judicial officer, Asphaug, Karen) 01/11/2016 Waiver of Time Requirement for Hearing
02/02/2016 Demand/Request for Discovery  Doc ID# 5
03/07/2016 Omnibus Hearing  (9:00 AM) (Judicial Officer Asphaug, Karen)

At my first appearance on January 11, 2016 Assistant Dakota Co. attorney Kathryn Keena neither handed me my discovery nor did she hand me my readily available, free, electronic, pubic data before or after the rigged hearing. It was clear that to me that the the whole purpose of this malicious scam was to force me to plead guilty without ever seeing my evidence nor my  my readily available, free, electronic, pubic data.

Foolishly, on February 2, 2016 I faxed a discovery request to Renn and Keena. I say foolishly since instead of receiving my readily available, free, electronic, pubic data and my discovery I received a fraudulent bill (See attached) in the mail for $210.00. First of all, there is no law that requires Page 1 of 4

Backstrom to charge me anything for my readily available, free, electronic, pubic data nor my discovery. Second, there is a law that requires Backstrom to give (email) me a free electronic copy of their data practice manual. Third, there is a law that requires Backstrom to justify his fraudulent bill. Fourth there is a law that prohibits Backstrom from mailing fraudulent bills. Fifth, there is a law that limits Backstrom charge for any data to me to actual costs. (Actual costs for a CD is only (2) two cents – not $15.00, right? Plus, (6) six CD can fit onto one (1) DVD, right?) Apparently, Backstrom thinks and acts like he is above the law since he has willfully refused to justify his fraudulent bill and willfully refused to provide proof that he is in compliance with the data practice laws. Instead, Backstrom just had  his minion, Keena, send me another harassing letter. I have no confidence that I will receive a fair trial. I have a reasonable suspicion that rigging court cases is standard operating procedure in Dakota County. The real victim is the person who is on trial. There is no justice in Dakota County, is there? That must be why Samantha and Gianna Rucki ran away, huh? The only reason I am filing this legitimate criminal complaint is to prove that the Hasting Police department is just a much of a joke and the corrupt Dakota Co. attorney’s office and the corrupt Dakota Co. Court.

___________________________________________________
Deirdre “Dede” Evavold
3015 30th St. Ct. S.
St. Cloud, MN 56301
Phone: 320-293-6233
Email: dedeevavold@hotmail.com

Trial-by-ambush can be very effective if you are are the party with all the aces up your sleeve, but many worthy persons believe justice suffers in the process. George R. Dekle, Sr, Prosecution Principles: A Clinical Handbook (Thompson/West: 2007). page 144.

“We have held that when the State suppresses or fails to disclose material exculpatory evidence, the good or bad faith of the prosecution is irrelevant: a due process violation occurs whenever such evidence is withheld.” Illinois v. Fisher.² 2. 540 U.S. 544, 547, 124 S.Ct. 1200, 1202 (2004). George R. Dekle, Sr, Prosecution Principles: A Clinical Handbook, Page 145.

Effective July 1, 2015, attorneys, government agencies, and guardians ad litem are now required to electronically file and serve documents in all court cases filed in the 11 eCourtMN pilot counties. This includes all cases filed in Cass, Clay, Cook, Dakota, Faribault, Hennepin, Kandiyohi, Lake, Morrison, Ramsey, and Washington counties. eFiling now mandatory for attorneys, agencies, GALs in 11 pilot counties, effective July 1 Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 http://www.mncourts.gov/About-The-Courts/NewsAndAnnouncements/ItemDetail.aspx?id=1109

Subd. 4. Availability. The responsible authority shall make copies of the policies required under subdivisions 2 and 3 easily available to the public by distributing free copies to the public or by posting the policies in a conspicuous place within the government entity that is easily accessible to the public or by posting it on the government entity’s Web site. 13.025 GOVERNMENT ENTITY OBLIGATION. https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=13.025&format=pdf

(d) … Any fee charged must be clearly demonstrated by the government entity to relate to the actual development costs of the information. The responsible authority, upon the request of any person, shall provide sufficient documentation to explain and justify the fee being charged. 13.03 ACCESS TO GOVERNMENT DATA. https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=13.03&format=pdf

Copy Costs Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, allows, but does not require, government entities to charge for copies of government data http://www.ipad.state.mn.us/docs/copycost.html

If we have the data, but the data are confidential or private data that are not about you, we will notify you within 10 business days and state which specific law says you cannot access the data. Data Practices Policy for Data Subjects – If your entity adopts this model policy, it must notify the Commissioner of Administration per Minnesota Statutes, section 13.073, subd. 6. Please use the notification information at the end of this model policy. Page 4  http://www.ipad.state.mn.us/docs/accesspolds.docx

In situations in which the requester clearly identifies the data sought, and the data exist (other than the compilation of the policy letters), the only thing that seems to be required of the government entity, in order to meet its statutory obligation, is to photocopy the data and provide it to the requester. A response five weeks later is neither prompt nor reasonable. Although the Department did not provide information about its data practices policies and procedures, in instances like this one, those procedures ought to provide for a response within a matter of days, not weeks.  http://www.ipad.state.mn.us/opinions/1995/95042.html

We will provide electronic copies (such as email or CD-ROM) upon request if we keep the data in electronic format. Data Practices Policy for Data Subjects – If your entity adopts this model policy, it must notify the Commissioner of Administration per Minnesota Statutes, section 13.073, subd. 6. Page 5  http://www.ipad.state.mn.us/docs/accesspolds.docx

http://www.ipad.state.mn.us/docs/actualcost.html  Actual Cost – These can be included: Cost of media (paper, CD ROMs, DVDs, etc.) … Entities cannot charge search for and retrieval time when the requestor is the data subject.

Notice to Commissioner of Administration: Adoption of Model Policies [Name of entity] has adopted the Commissioner’s Model Policy for the Public and Model Policy for Data Subjects. This notice to the Commissioner satisfies [name of entity]’s obligation under Minnesota Statutes, section 13.073, subdivision 6. . Data Practices Policy for Data Subjects – If your entity adopts this model policy, it must notify the Commissioner of Administration per Minnesota Statutes, section 13.073, subd. 6. Page 10  http://www.ipad.state.mn.us/docs/accesspolds.docx

Mail fraud. The use of the mails to defraud is a federal offense requiring the government to prove a knowing use of the mail to execute the fraudulent scheme. U.S. v. Dondich (C.A. Cal.), 506 F.2d 1009. Elements of “mail fraud” are a scheme to defraud and the mailing of a letter for the purpose of executing the scheme. U.S. v. Scoblick, D.C. Pa.,  124 F.Supp. 881, 887. Black’s Law Dictionary 5th Edition, page 858.

Using mail to to defraud.  The elements of this offense are the formation of a scheme or artifice to defraud, and use of mails for the purpose of executing or attempting to execute such a scheme or artifice; the later element being the gist of the of the offense. 18 U.S.C.A. 1341. Stryker v. United States, C.C.A.Colo., 95 F.2d 601, 604, 605. The crime complete when mails are used in such scheme, and what happened subsequently is not controlling. United States v. Ames D.C.N.Y., 39 F. Supp. 885, 886. Black’s Law Dictionary 5th Edition, page 1383.

Willful. Proceeding from a conscious motion of the will; voluntary. Intending the result which actually comes to pass; designed; intentional; not accidental or involuntary. Black’s Law Dictionary. 5th Ed..  Page 1434.

13.09 PENALTIES. (a) Any person who willfully violates the provisions of this chapter or any rules adopted under this chapter or whose conduct constitutes the knowing unauthorized acquisition of not Page 3 of 4

public data, as defined in section 13.055, subdivision 1, is guilty of a misdemeanor. (b) Willful violation of this chapter, including any action subject to a criminal penalty under paragraph (a), by any public employee constitutes just cause for suspension without pay or dismissal of the public employee. https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=13.09&format=pdf  609.43 MISCONDUCT OF PUBLIC OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE. A public officer or employee who does any of the following, for which no other sentence is specifically provided by law, may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than one year or to payment of a fine of not more than $3,000, or both: (1) intentionally fails or refuses to perform a known mandatory, nondiscretionary, ministerial duty of the office or employment within the time or in the manner required by law; or https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=609.43&format=pdf Page 4 of 4

02-22-16 Update:

From: Burns, Pat [mailto:Pat.Burns@courts.state.mn.us]
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2016 7:11 AM
To: dedeevavold@hotmail.com
Subject: complaint against Dakota County Attorneys

Ms. Evavold,
Mr. Hird has forwarded to us your complaint against several Dakota County Attorneys.  We will review that complaint to determine whether to investigate.  For future reference, complaints against attorneys should be sent directly to this office rather than to individual members of the Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.  Complaints may either be mailed to us or submitted via our web site: http://lprb.mncourts.gov/complaints/Pages/default.aspx

Patrick R. Burns
First Assistant Director/Acting Director
Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility
1500 Landmark Towers
345 Saint Peter Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102
651-296-3952

My email to “Special Star Tribune Correspondent” Michael Brodkorb:

from:    Lion News lionnews00@gmail.com
to:    michaelbrodkorb@gmail.com
date:    Sun, Feb 21, 2016 at 7:41 PM
subject:    News Flash: Dede Evavold files criminal complaint against corrupt Dakota Co. Attorneys: James Backstrom, Philip Prokopowicz & Kathryn Keena?
mailed-by:    gmail.com


Michael Brodkord, Special Correspondent with Star Tribune (612) 234-7154:

Just so you know, Dede Evavold filed a criminal complaint against your favorite corrupt Dakota Co. attorneys James Backstrom, Philip Prokopowicz & Kathryn Keena on Sunday, February 21, 2016. Did you get a secret decoder ring with your title of “special correspondent”? Inquiring minds want to know, don’t they?


Terry Dean, Nemmers (320) 283-5713


P.S. I’ve successfully thrown monkey wrenches into more than one felony case, haven’t I?


Criminal Complaint Against Corrupt Dakota Co. Attorneys: James Backstrom, Philip Prokopowicz & Kathryn Keena For Illegally Withholding Readily Available, Free, Electronic, Public Data & Discovery For Rigged Case No. 19HA-CR-15-4227 State Of Minnesota VS Deirdre Elise “Dede” Evavold? Dede Was Sent A Fraudulent Bill For $210.00, Wasn’t She? She Was, Wasn’t She? Dede Is The Victim, Isn’t She? She Is, Isn’t She? http://lionnews00.blogspot.com/2016/02/criminal-complaint-against-corrupt.html

More to come . . .

Crimes Against Humanity

Activist Post

Tyrannical System Sentences 4-Year-Old Boy To Life In Prison For Alleged Crimes When He Was 1

egypt-child-in-jail-for-lifeBy Andrew Emett

Cairo, Egypt – Convicted of murder, inciting riots, destruction of government property and threatening cops, a four-year-old Egyptian boy was sentenced to life in prison this week. Although the boy was less than two years old during the civil unrest in 2014, he was convicted in absentia due to a clerical error and the court’s incompetence.

Born in September 2012, Ahmed Mansour Karni was swept up in an indictment listing his name along with 115 other defendants accused of participating in riots and demonstrations on January 3, 2014. Despite that fact that Ahmed was only a year and a half old at the time, he was reportedly charged with four counts of murder, eight counts of attempted murder, vandalizing property belonging to the Egyptian Health Administration in his home province of el-Fayoum, threatening soldiers and police officers, and damaging vehicles belonging to security forces. Convicted in absentia, Ahmed was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday.

Although Ahmed’s birth certificate was presented to the court, one of his defense attorneys accused the presiding judge of failing to review the case before abruptly passing down a life sentence on a four-year-old child. Lawyer Faisal a-Sayd asserted, “The child Ahmed Mansour Karni’s birth certificate was presented after state security forces added his name to the list of accused, but then the case was transferred to the military court and the child was sentenced in absentia in an ensuing court hearing. This proves that the judge did not read the case.”

In response to the absurd life sentence, another Egyptian lawyer, Mohammed Abu Hurira, wrote,

On the eve of injustice and madness in Egypt, a four-year-old child was sentenced to life imprisonment. He is accused of disturbance, damage to property and murder. The Egyptian scales of justice are not reversible. There is no justice in Egypt. No reason. Logic committed suicide a while ago. Egypt went crazy. Egypt is ruled by a bunch of lunatics.

In June 2014, more than 180 Egyptians were sentenced to death after convicted of participating in a series of violent demonstrations protesting against the ousting of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi in 2013. Included among the 180 convicts sentenced to death was a blind man named Mustafa Youssef.

“He was born blind. How would he kill, burn, and loot?” asked Mahmoud Abdel-Raziq, Youssef’s lawyer.

Besides ruthlessly punishing innocent children and blind people, the Egyptian government has become notorious for imprisoning journalists and escalating police brutality in recent years. According to the Nadim Center, a local rights group, 474 deaths occurred in police custody while 700 cases of torture committed by the Egyptian police were reported last year.

Human rights lawyer Ragia Omran recently told CNN,

Conditions in prisons are extremely poor. If we look at all the reports by independent and national and international human rights organizations on the use of extreme force, violence, torture, violations in prisons and especially in police stations has gone up.

The implications of sentencing a blind man to death for participating in a riot and sentencing a four-year-old child to life in prison for outlandish crimes that he could not have physically committed has revealed the staggering flaws in Egypt’s deteriorating judicial system. Without even bothering to review Ahmed’s birth certificate, the court has proven that justice in Egypt is no longer factored into the equation.

Andrew Emett is a Los Angeles-based reporter exposing political and corporate corruption. His interests include national security, corporate abuse, and holding government officials accountable. Andrew’s work has appeared on Raw Story, Alternet, Activist Post, and many other sites. You can follow him on Twitter@AndrewEmett and on Facebook at Andrew Emett