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Corrupt Officials and Crooked Media

Okay, is there anyone out there that still buys into ANYTHING that mainstream media writes or broadcasts? If so, you need to pull your head out of your arse! The majority of people that I talk to, are beyond sick of the disinformation and fake and/or cherry picked news. 

For those of you that aren’t aware…CORRUPT OFFICIALS ARE FEEDING THE CROOKED MEDIA, and MAINSTREAM MEDIA AS WELL AS A LOT OF PUBLIC OFFICIALS ARE ON THEIR WAY OUT! To that I say, “Good riddance to bad rubbish!”

Anyhow, I happen to know a thing or two about disinformation and distortion campaigns created by media and public officials due to the high profile case against me: State of Minnesota vs Deirdre Elise  Evavold- Case No. 19HA-CR-15-4227.

ABC’s 20/20, Newsweek,The Star Tribune, Sun This Week and other news organizations with the assistance of Lakeville PD and the Dakota County Attorney’s Office have created prejudicial and inaccurate news reports to mislead the public. Star Tribune reporters Brandon Stahl and Michael Brodkorb (no longer employed by the Strib) also did their own separate investigation and colluded with law enforcement to deliberately spread a false narrative about this entire case.

     See Below ↓

Holding Court PodcastHolding Court Podcast

Ron Rosenbaum, attorney, longtime radio host and true Twin Cities character and his co-host, journalist Lucy Quinlivan, are Holding Court Thursdays at 2 p.m. .

The two outspoken hosts pontificate weekly on topics ranging from law and politics to media, sports and entertainment.

Excerpts from HOLDING COURT PODCAST Thu, 22 October 2015

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Ron Rosenbaum: You are not going to want to miss our next guest, Michael Brodkorb, who in my opinion, has not only done outstanding journalism work on this case of the 2 missing Lakeville girls and the mom who was just arrested in Florida. I’m not convinced that had it not been for Michael’s dogged persistence on this case whether anything would have happened at all, including this arrest.

Lucy: I think that’s very possible because he spurred other coverage by the Star Tribune.

Rosenbaum: In a moment we will say hello to Michael Brodkorb. He has some new information that has not yet been reported.   Now without further ado. Let’s say hello to Michael Brodkorb.

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Michael Brodkorb

Michael Brodkorb: Thanks for the opportunity to be on.

Ron: I believe and Lucy does as well, that had it not been for your dogged persistence not only in reporting the facts about this case but literally uncovering facts about this case there’s not a doubt in my mind that this case would have died.  For some reason it’s never appeared to me that the County Attorney Backstrom in Dakota County, has taken a great deal of interest in this and for a fairly long period, it appears the police didn’t’ either, believing it was a custody fight between 2 parents. What changed that Michael?

Michael: The first thing was the story by Brandon Stahl of the Star Tribune. That just blew open the doors on this and some of the comments made by the people involved close to this case and new information. Brandon’s story and others that have picked up on this, Democrats like Steve Timmer at Left MN who’s picked up and who’s a lawyer and has been writing on it. It’s been a collective effort.

Ron: Set up the basic story so that people understand this is really a complicated fact situation that sort of began with a battle between 2 people that were married and everything has flowed from that.

Michael: This was a custody dispute, this was a very contentious divorce going on in Dakota County and it spiraled out of control from there. It led to a situation where 2 parents and the courts stepped in. During a custody dispute involving 5 kids, 2 kids ran away. When this was originally discussed, this was looked upon as a case involving a couple of kids that simply ran away.

Ron: Michelle MacDonald has been a huge advocate that believes that family court is unfair. That’s probably an understatement. Apparently there’s a network of people around the country that are involved in keeping kids like this whose parents want to keep them out of family court.

Michael: There is a network out there, a historical kind of frame-up would be kind of an Underground Railroad where there are safe houses and people who are involved in the network in hiding kids.


Holding Court Podcast                                                         

Holding Court Podcast

Thu, 19 November 2015  4th Precinct Shutdown; Missing Teens Found

Ron:  This was a custody battle that was not worthy of the criminal authorities and it was handled in family court. You have 2 missing girls for god’s sake. I’d like to think that we at least helped publicize this story.

I don’t want to rat you out Michael but there was a catch in your voice when you called me yesterday, almost like you were so emotional you could barely talk that the girls had been found. It must have been an incredible moment for you..

Michael: It was. I got a call from a source that was in the driveway that let me know the girls had been found inside the house. I couldn’t believe it. You think about yourself, as a parent you think about the 944 days these girls were gone and their father missed them.

Excerpt from article by Michael Volpe          Communities Digital News

Brandon Stahl/Minneapolis Star Tribune
Reporter Brandon Stahl was parked outside the Dahlens’ residence at the facility for abused children when the police raided it and found the girls. How Stahl knew to be there is unclear and raises the question of leaks, since the warrant to search the Dahlens’ home was sealed, noted Stahl: 
“Both advised that they have had contact with Doug Dahlen and believed that he would be cooperative. The search warrant and sealing order were signed by the Honorable Judge Glasrud. Sheriff Walvatne and Sgt. Cooks stated that they would assist with the warrant at the residence.”

Since the warrant was sealed, whoever leaked it to Stahl committed a crime, though Stahl himself did nothing illegal by receiving it. This was not the first time, however, that Stahl received a sealed warrant. The arrest warrant for ♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦♦ was also sealed in August 2015 and leaked again to Stahl, who wrote articles based on both warrants.

Read more at http://www.commdiginews.com/business-2/does-just-found-police-report-exonerate-sandra-grazzini-rucki-88592/#bGZApqhmIcPxlW2b.99


More from the November 19th, 2015 Holding Court Podcast

Michael: I spent the summer writing a series of posts, chasing down leads and doing as much as I could do to get interest in this case.Holding Court Podcast

Ron: You developed a relationship with XXXXX XXXXX and his attorney Lisa Elliot

Michael: And the XXXXX family and sources on both sides of the issue.You get close to this story. You’re a parent, you’re a father and you think about your kids. I also have to pay compliments to the Lakeville Police Dept. and the United States Marshal Services. This story and how these girls were found is how it should have happened. There were opportunities throughout the summer and earlier for an enterprising reporter, for a journalist in this case to go knock on someone’s door and I made a decision a very long time ago I was not going to do that because I have no authority. If I find the girls they could run, they could go underground.

Ron: In other words you weren’t going to actively look for the girls, you were going to do the legwork to help people that would. Is it fair to say a major break in this case was when they arrested Sandra down in Florida? How long had she been on the run?

Michael: 8 weeks. There had been a warrant issued for her arrest for 3 counts of deprivation of parental rights. Ultimately, it became just a matter of time until they could be found.

Ron: They were found because of something that was found in the campaign manager’s (Michelle MacDonald’s) house.

Michael: There was a search warrant executed at Dede Evavold’s  house in St. Cloud. She served as both the campaign chair and the campaign manager of Michelle MacDonald’s campaign. There was evidence found that led them to the White Horse Ranch near Alexandria.

Ron: Where are the girls now?

Michael: There in an undisclosed location in Dakota County and they’re getting hopefully the privacy and space that they need.

Ron: The fear is that even though the father has custody, the fear is that these girls are brainwashed.What happens now, is there any plan? It’s not easy to get unbrainwashed.   

Michael: In speaking with family, my understanding is that these kids are going to get the space and help they need and the privacy they need to rebuild their family together.

Ron: There are people who deserve credit, Brandon Stahl, Michael Brodkorb the Lakeville Police, the Federal Marshals. I’ve never understood why Backstrom the Dakota County Attorney didn’t call a grand jury?

Michael: I think this case involves a series of complex characters. One of which is Michelle MacDonald. She can complicate a cup of soup. She has complicated this case from day one.

Ron: Do you think she intimidated them?

Michael: She’s just messy to deal with and I think if you’re going to be involved in a case that she’s involved with you’re going to have to dedicate a tremendous amount of resources. She has not cooperated-she’s a person of interest in the disappearance of these girls. She’s not cooperating. I’ll be very surprised if she wasn’t involved in some way and had some knowledge.

Ron: Where does it go from here? They could still do a grand jury couldn’t you-I don’t think that’s going to happen but it seems to me now that they’ve found the kids, the investigation is only begun.

Michael: Correct. I think where they’ll go now is criminal charges against other people that helped.

Ron: I’ve got to tell you that as far as this show. we feel privileged that you gave us the time in terms of being able to talk about this case as often as we did. Frankly it’s confounded me why the authorities didn’t take a greater interest in 2 children disappearing when there was a lot of reason to believe that they could find out where they were and who did it by some fairly simple investigative techniques which were not done by the county attorney.

Michael: I can’t thank you enough to everyone here for the opportunity to come on multiple times like I have. You’re one of the first people I called to talk about it because you’ve been so helpful.

Ron: The good news is the kids are back.

Read more about Michelle MacDonald   We’re Not Crazy. . .The Systems Are!


Crooked Media on the National Level

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DEEP STATE / MAINSTREAM MEDIA PUSHES COUP D’ÉTAT AGAINST TRUMP
Elites want him impeached

| Infowars.com – MAY 17, 2017

Deep State / Mainstream Media Pushes Coup D’état Against Trump
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Trump is the target of coup d’état being undertaken by the Deep State (intelligence agencies with a continuing commitment to a globalist New World Order) in conjunction with a corporate- and government-controlled mainstream media that believes Trump’s surprise victory in November 2016 can be reversed by getting Trump impeached before the end of 2017.

To achieve this goal, the Deep State and the MSM are employing classic techniques of propaganda and disinformation that were first utilized by Nazi Germany in the 1930s, only to be advanced and perfected by the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

In a series of articles, I am going to explain how the propaganda and disinformation techniques operate, why they are effective, and how they must be combated.

In the 1960s, I was trained by Edward Bernays, the father of public relations, whose book entitled Propaganda: The Making of the Public Mind, first published in 1928, influenced Joseph Goebbels, Reich Minister of Propaganda for Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945.

In the 1980s, I was recruited by a team of psychologists and psychiatrists and received a “Top Secret” clearance to participate in a State Department program aimed at teaching career State Department officials how to survive terrorist hostage situations – a project created in the wake of the takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran during the 1979 radical Islamic revolution in Iran instigated by Ayatollah Khomeini.

The First Principle of all propaganda and disinformation involves the manipulation of public opinion by the creation of a lie – known in today’s terminology as a “narrative” or a “meme” – that is crafted to be sufficiently credible so a persistent campaign of repeating the lie can change public opinion, even if the lie – the “narrative” or the “meme” – is totally untrue, concocted without any basis in fact, evidence, or reality.

Goebbels crafted a “meme” using the “science” of eugenics emerging in the 1930s to vilify Jews, resulting in the horror of the holocaust in which an estimated 6 million Jews were brutally murdered.

A current disinformation meme being advanced by the Deep State and MSM is the “Russian Collusion” meme that maintains Donald Trump colluded with the Russians to hack emails from the Democratic National Party as a tactic employed to defeat Hillary Clinton.

In the world of disinformation, it does not matter Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) said publicly on May 4 that the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has seen no evidence of collusion between Donald Trump’s campaign aides and Russian officials, or that the former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told a Senate Judiciary subcommittee on May 8 that he still has not seen any evidence of any kind of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian foreign nationals.

This is the first sign we are dealing with disinformation – namely, that there is no evidence for the claim.

To keep the lying meme going, the propagandist qualifies the claim, ever so slightly, as to leave open the possibility the claim could yet be proven true, if only the public could get access to the “real information.”

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, first began countering the “no evidence” fact with an assertion that there is “circumstantial evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia” – a statement he made on NBC’s Meet the Press for the first time on Sunday, March 17.

In his next move, Schiff pressured the House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) to temporarily remove himself from the “Russian Collusion” investigation, after the House Ethics Committee decided to investigate whether Nunes may have made unauthorized disclosures of classified information following his controversial visit to the White House to review reports the Obama administration had Trump campaign officials under electronic surveillance.

The Deep State knows the MSM-propagated “Russian Collusion” meme will simply refuse to print evidence it was Hillary Clinton and John Podesta that were being paid by Russia, or that Democratic National Committee computer expert Seth Rich was the one who hacked DNC emails, sending some 44,000 DNC emails to Julian Assange at Wikileaks.

Propaganda Corollary #1 is that any facts that disprove the disinformation meme are castigated as “conspiracy theories” – a term designed to disparage anyone bold enough to have perceived the truth.

It is essential to understand that a well-crafted disinformation meme like the “Russian Collusion” narrative is impossible to dislodge by facts that prove the narrative baseless, completely “without evidence,” or untrue.

Propaganda Corollary #2 is that anyone attempting to disprove the truth of the disinformation meme is targeted for ridicule as part of the conspiracy theory.

In designing a counter-disinformation strategy, it is important to realize the president of the United States is endowed by the Constitution with formidable powers.

This leads us to the following:

Counter-Propaganda Corollary #1 is that well-crafted disinformation memes cannot be refuted or defeated by the truth.

Counter-Propaganda Corollary #2 is that what is needed to take all the air out of a well-crafted disinformation meme is a greater, more immediately crisis that demands the 24/7 attention of all Deep State actors and MSM propagandists.

Among the president’s enormous powers, we find the power to change the subject, effectively taking the disinformation meme off the table.

How President Trump can defeat the Russian Collusion meme by changing the subject is the focus of the next article in this series.

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About Michael Volpe;

After spending a decade in finance, Michael Volpe has been a freelance investigative journalist since 2009. His work has been published locally in the Chicago Reader, Chicago Crusader, Chicago Heights Patch, and New City. Nationally, Volpe’s work has appeared in a wide variety of publications including the Washington Examiner, the Daily Caller, Crime Magazine, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Newsletter, and Counter Punch. Volpe has been recognized by whistleblowers as leading the charge in getting their stories out. His first book Prosecutors Gone Wild was published in October 2012, his second book The Definitive Dossier of PTSD in Whistleblowers was published in February 2013 and his third book Bullied to Death was published in August 2015.

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It would be funny if it wasn’t so tragic!

Excerpts below from the paid hack Michael Brodkorb on the Dahlens’ Sentencing

Names have been omitted due to my probation conditions.  

Judge applauded XXXXX XXXXX’S parenting

Before issuing a sentence to the Dahlens, Judge Asphaug spoke directly to XXXXX XXXXX stating that his anger toward Doug and Gina Dahlen is “clear, righteous and justified.” She went on to comment that his victim impact statement was the most thoughtfully prepared statement she had heard in her 22 years on the bench.

Judge Asphaug commended XXXXX XXXXX  for the pragmatic, practical, hands on realistic loving way he set about being a dad to five children whose lives were turned upside down. She ended simply by saying “thank you.”

Judge Karen Asphaug

Judge Asphaug said that XXXXXXXX XXXXX was “motivated by vengence. She waged a personal vendetta against Mr. XXXXX. She instilled fear in the minds and hearts of the girls.”

In speaking to Evavold’s motivation, Judge Asphaug stated she was “motivated by polictical ill will and distrust of government.” (She says that like it’s a bad thing!)

Court hears how Dahlens failed to provide Rucki children access to medical care

During both of their victim impact statements, XXXXX XXXXX and Dr. XXXXX XXXX spoke to the lack of medical care provided to XXXXXXXX and XXXXXX XXXXX by the Dahlens during the 942 days they were held at the Dahlens’ ranch.

Assistant Dakota County Attorney Kathy Kenna

Dr. XXXX provided insight into the lack of routine medical care needed by children in their teenage years while XXXXX XXXXX detailed the medical conditions of the girls upon their return home. He went on to describe multiple painful reconstructive medical procedures that were required due to the maltreatment they endured on the Dahlens’ ranch. (WHAT???)

The Dakota County Attorney’s Office charged four adults for their involvement in the disappearance of the Rucki sisters for 944 days.

 

The decision by Doug and Gina Dahlen to plead guilty ensured that Assistant Dakota County Attorney Kathy Kenna successfully prosecuted all of the people criminally charged related to the disappearance of the XXXXX sisters.


So clearly, we know that you will be rewarded for pleading guilty vs. going to trial. Click on hyperlinks to understand the jury tax.  Tax And Plea Bargaining     Prosecutors, Charge Stacking, and Plea Deals

We know that whenever whistleblowers publicly expose government corruption, those involved in the corruption respond by condemning the source of exposure rather than investigating any unethical behavior.

Whistleblowers are the truth-seekers, and we must demand the truth, Who does not want to know the truth? Sadly, in an empire of lies, the truth has become treason. ~Ron Paul

Dahlens’ Sentencing

Doug and Gina Dahlen were sentenced today at the Dakota County Judicial Center in Hastings for their role in the disappearance of two sisters from Lakeville, Minnesota. 

Doug and Gina Dahlen

Excerpts from article by journalist Michael Volpe (CDN News)

Doug and Gina plead guilty to felony charges in January 2017 but their attorney argued the Dahlens were basically bullied into accepting the plea under circumstances that involved witness tampering and Constitutional violations.

Doug and Gina have no previous criminal record. They are not dangerous; and in fact are described as being “kind and generous“. Doug and Gina did not act with malice or criminal intent, but instead, chose to help the Rucki girls because they were truly concerned for their well-being.

Doug and Gina risked it all to shelter S.R. and G.R. – providing safety, nurturing and a second chance to experience their childhood that had been long denied. The Dahlens believed the teen girls truly had been abused – the girls not only spoke about abuse but their physical and mental state also indicated abuse and trauma had occurred. Investigative Report Dahlen, Witness Statements

Judge Karen Asphaug

The Dahlens offered their home, and their heart, to protect S.R. and G.R. from imminent physical or emotional harm. Now the Dakota County court system has ruthlessly worked to destroy the very family that had saved the lives of these terrified teens.  

Sentencing Conditions  

1. Pay restitution, joint and several with all co-defendants in the amount of $10,000 to the MN Crime Victims Reparations Board plus any ongoing expenses related to therapy. 05/02/2017, Active 05/02/2017
2. Authorize release of PSI/Psychological Evaluations, to court ordered programs 05/02/2017, Active 05/02/2017
3. No contact with victim(s), DR & TL 05/02/2017, Active 05/02/2017
4. No violations of an Order for Protection, 05/02/2017, Active 05/02/2017
5. No Violations of An Active Civil/Criminal No Contact Order, 05/02/2017, Active 05/02/2017
6. Give a DNA sample when directed., 05/02/2017, Active 05/02/2017
7. Conditions, other, Have no contact with SVR & GJR; no minors spending overnight at the Ranch unless as respite care as licensed respite care providers through social services; Must comply with state and federal licensure and reporting of suspected child   abuse/maltreating.
8. Follow all instructions of probation, 05/02/2017, Active 05/02/2017
9. Remain law-abiding, Appendix A, if attached, is part of this Order; Appendix B, if attached, is a part of this Order 05/02/2017, Active 05/02/2017

They have also been sentenced to 365 days in jail. Stayed for 2 years of probation. Each will serve 31 days in jail (One day for the number of months the girls were gone) Another creative justice approach by Judge Asphaug!

See full sentencing conditions below↓

GOOD THING WE”VE GOT DAKOTA COUNTY SAVING SOCIETY FROM THE HARDENED CRIMINALS OUT THERE! KUDOS FOR ANOTHER JOB WELL DONE!

We’re Not Crazy. . .The Systems Are!

The degree of insanity in the courts is something that is indescribable unless you have witnessed it for yourself. Small is big, left is right, slow is fast, up is down and weak is strong.

A term  has even been coined for individuals that experience psychic injuries due to assaults by legal abuses, ethical violations, betrayals, and fraud in the court system. It’s called “legal abuse syndrome” and was identified by Dr.Karen Huffer, a marriage and family counselor who was also brutally defrauded in the courts.

In my case State of Minnesota vs Deirdre Elise Evavold- Case No. 19HA-CR-15-4227the court ordered that I complete a forensic psychological evaluation and cognitive skills assessment as I “showed no remorse or comprehension” for my actions. “The absence of remorse should never justify additional punishment because due process guarantees defendants the right to assert their innocence, and defendants cannot be expected to show remorse if they do not admit the crime.” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24618518 

The goal was always to get me to plead guilty or be found guilty when I’m not!

My sister also wrote a letter to the judge stating that I may have an undiagnosed mental health issue, hoping this would persuade the judge to apply leniency and a downward departure in sentencing. At that time, my family believed I could receive up to 12 years in prison due to the six felony convictions. In actuality, this was one alleged “crime” charged 6 different ways, which made someone with no prior criminal history, into a multiple offender in a single court case.                                                                     

Remember, it is an affirmative defense if a person charged under 609.26 DEPRIVING ANOTHER OF CUSTODIAL OR PARENTAL RIGHTS proves that: (1) the person reasonably believed the action taken was necessary to protect the child from physical or sexual assault or substantial emotional harm.

You can’t however, use the affirmative defense if you are deprived of your evidence and if the court prevents certain evidence from being presented at the trial of the case. As I’ve stated before, the overall goal is to break you down and get you to accept any injustice thrown at you. This was done through the use of perjured testimony,  illegal withholding and suppression of evidence to use in support of the affirmative defense, due process violations, witness tampering, abuse of discretion, judicial bias and malicious prosecution.

Anyhow, I completed my court ordered evaluation and unfortunately for those that wanted me to be diagnosed with a mental illness, I passed!

Am I being paranoid that the courts would want me to be diagnosed with a mental illness? I don’t think so . . . If the judge commits someone to treatment, it is typically for a six month period. The case is then reviewed with a hearing to determine whether the commitment should be extended. The exception to this is cases involving Mentally Ill and Dangerous Persons, Sexual Psychopathic Personalities, or Sexually Dangerous Persons. In those cases, there is not an end date to the commitment period; instead, periodic reviews are conducted by the court to determine whether the commitment continues to be necessary. http://www.mncourts.gov/Help-Topics/Civil-Commitments.aspx

The article below shows what happens when you speak out against court corruption.

Twin Cities lawyer suspended over mental health issues

Jill Clark faced discipline for accusing judges, others of misconduct. 
An outspoken and controversial Twin Cities attorney who repeatedly ran for a seat on the state’s high court has been suspended from practicing because of “serious mental health issues.”
According to an order filed Wednesday by the Minnesota Supreme Court, Jill Clark is unable to competently represent clients because of the unspecified mental illness experienced in 2012, which, according to the order, “raised substantial questions regarding Clark’s … ability to competently represent clients.”
The suspension puts a hold on disciplinary proceedings involving Clark. The Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility (OLPR), which is responsible for lawyer discipline, filed a petition against her last February alleging that she falsely accused judges of misconduct and filed paperwork that made it appear a judge signed an order that he actually had denied.
Clark repeatedly tried to move the disciplinary proceedings to federal court, and the matter was eventually heard by District Judge Gerald Seibel, who was appointed as a referee by the state Supreme Court. Clark was hospitalized shortly before a hearing could take place last June, and Seibel recommended that the Supreme Court place her on “disability inactive” status. She appeared before the state Supreme Court in October to argue against that recommendation. Seibel recommended “disability inactive” status for a second time.
OLPR Director Martin Cole said Clark indicated she would again challenge the recommendation, but had not done so before her suspension. It remains in effect until either disability or disciplinary proceedings are completed, Cole said.
The suspension means Clark cannot represent other clients, but can represent herself in further court proceedings. She did not immediately respond to an e-mail or phone message seeking comment Thursday.
In December, Clark filed a federal lawsuit against Hennepin County District Court, the Minnesota Supreme Court, the Minnesota Court of Appeals and more than a dozen other defendants. In a complaint more than 100 pages long, she alleged the OLPR complaint against her stemmed from discrimination, retaliation and several other constitutional violations because she spoke out against judges or planned to run against them in upcoming elections. The case has been transferred to a federal judge in Iowa for further proceedings.
Clark has written about the case on her blog, Jill Clark Speaks, in which she refers to herself as a judicial reformist. She has repeatedly run for Minnesota chief justice and placed third in a primary in August with more than 61,000 votes, or 20 percent of the ballots cast.
Clark, who has practiced law in the state since 1988, is controversial in some legal circles for zealously defending clients and has been accused of obstructing the legal process and causing trouble. She and Jill Waite earned notoriety for several cases, including their successful defense of two Iowa brothers accused of assaulting an off-duty Minneapolis cop and of a former state representative accused of spousal abuse.
Waite was suspended from practicing in 2010 for failing to file tax returns in a timely manner and for other reasons, but Clarke continued practicing. In 2011 she obtained a $60,000 jury verdict against a local blogger, but the award was overturned last year by the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

Abby Simons • 612-673-4921

http://www.startribune.com/twin-cities-lawyer-suspended-over-mental-health-issues/187367881/

THE REAL STORY SUMMED UP IN ONE PARAGRAPH

John Remington Graham                               

Jill Clark is one of the most gallant and capable lawyers in Minnesota. I think I can assess the quality of a lawyer, because I have been one 46 years, including service as a public defender, public prosecutor, and law professor. Jill is on “disability” status, because she has asked for judicial reform. That’s the real story in a nutshell. — John Remington Graham of the Minnesota Bar (#3664X)


  Same song, different verse. . .

(credit:Minnesota Judicial Branch/Michelle MacDonald For Supreme Court)

Attorney Michelle MacDonald also ran for the Minnesota Supreme Court in 2014 endorsed by the Republican Party but lost, getting 46.5 percent of the vote. MacDonald  ran again in 2016 however, Natalie Hudson won re-election. She was chosen by Gov. Dayton to take Justice Alan Page’s spot when he retired.

According to MinnPost, an incumbent hasn’t lost a re-election bid since the 1940s.

Michelle MacDonald also sued a judge on behalf of a client. Going up against a judge and the legal system has made MacDonald a target of the very system she is fighting against every day. Judge David Knutson has continually demonstrated misconduct and went to extreme measures to intimidate MacDonald at the trial of her client in 2013. During a recess on the second day of the trial, MacDonald was placed under arrest for the offense of Contempt of Court due to taking a photo when court was not in session.

In April of 2013, a Rosemount police officer arrested Michelle MacDonald on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest. Denying she’d been drinking, MacDonald refused a field sobriety test unless she was in the presence of a judge. Minnesota Statute 169.91

Michelle was labeled with a “DUI”, which had nothing to do with the forensic facts of what happened. Michelle’s case was a traffic stop, and more accurately an unlawful pullover by Alex Eckstein.  Michelle did not have any alcohol on the night she was stopped without probable cause.

  1. After dialogue with the officer about the reason for the stop, she was not asked to take a Breathalyzer or perform a field sobriety test.
  2. She asked to see a judge pursuant to Minnesota Statute 169.91 because it was obvious this officer was using questionable measures to fill his quota and was clearly abusing his power and authority. Any citizen can invoke this statute however, as can be seen from this incident, the system does not take kindly to exposing those who are not playing by the rules.
  3. Michelle was held and released from the Rosemount Police Station with NO CHARGES filed against her.
  4. On her own initiative, she went directly to a hospital for a drug and alcohol blood test to put to rest any questions about this incident. The tests came back zero alcohol and zero drugs. 
  5. Michelle filed an employee complaint against the Police Officer who unlawfully pulled her over.
  6. In response, she received a Citation in the mail with five criminal charges against her including charges for driving under the influence.
The Result: Jury convicts Michelle MacDonald of test refusal, resisting arrest

A Dakota County jury convicted Minnesota Supreme Court candidate Michelle MacDonald of refusing to submit to a breath test and obstructing the legal process in connection with an April 2013 traffic stop.

This should have been the headline in ALL media coverage of this insanity!   

MacDonald has stated that in order to demonize and discredit anyone that is exposing corruption, they either portray you as “Crazy, a Criminal or a Conspiracy Theorist.”

Michael Brodkorb, source: startribune.com

We also have Mr. Michael Brodkorb who became the main mouthpiece for spreading disinformation when MacDonald ran for Supreme Court. Brodkorb was and has been fixated on MacDonald and our criminal cases, covering them exclusively and not covering any other case or other news story. Brodkorb has lied by ommission and has refused to report facts and details of these cases. (Brodkorb and Judge Asphaug also made sure that the private letter my sister wrote to the judge was made public).                                        

In journalism the term hack writer is used to describe a writer who is deemed to operate as a mercenary or “pen for hire”, expressing their client’s opinions in articles. (I think it’s pretty obvious who Brodkorb’s clients are)!

Comments Brodkorb has made in some of his writings about me:

Evavold connected to Michelle MacDonald

Evavold previously served as Michelle MacDonald’s campaign manager for MacDonald’s campaign for the Minnesota Supreme Court in 2014.

Evavold is not an attorney, but is an activist, who also ran a blog focused on exposing what Evavold and her supporters believe are injustices and corruption in the judicial system


Last but not least, we have the 20/20 hatchet job on this case that originally aired in April 2016 and was rebroadcasted in March 2017. What do they have to gain in pushing this false narrative? Well, six enormous media conglomerates combine to produce about 90 percent of all the media that Americans consume. The mainstream media is the mouthpiece of the establishment and promotes the agenda of the establishment.

The big news networks have developed an almost incestuous relationship with the federal government in recent years.  But of course the same could be said of the relationship that the media has with the big corporations that own stock in their parent companies and that advertise on their networks.
This is one of the reasons why we very rarely ever see any hard hitting stories on the big networks anymore.  The flow of information through the corporate-dominated media is very tightly controlled, and there are a lot of gatekeepers that make sure that the “wrong stories” don’t get put out to the public.  7 THINGS ABOUT THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA THAT THEY DO NOT WANT YOU TO KNOW 

Family Courts are “government” and as such are supported by public funding. A multibillion dollar enterprise has been created by the family court divorce, domestic abuse and child abuse industries. Currently, non-profit and for profit advocacy groups nationwide and in the state of MN are obtaining court connected federal funding through Health and Human Services to infulence custody cases.

FEDERAL & STATE GOVERNMENTS DEFRAUDING MILLIONS IN CHILD SUPPORT SCAM ON MASSIVE PROPORTIONS !

Bottom Line

 

Less Is More

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“To be governed is to be watched over, inspected, spied on, directed, legislated, regimented, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, assessed, evaluated, censored, commanded; all by creatures that have neither the right, nor wisdom, nor virtue…. To be governed means that at every move, operation, or transaction one is noted, registered, entered in a census, taxed, stamped, priced, assessed, patented, licensed, authorized, recommended, admonished, prevented, reformed, set right, corrected. Government means to be subjected to tribute, trained, ransomed, exploited, monopolized, extorted, pressured, mystified, robbed; all in the name of public utility and the general good. Then, at the first sign of resistance or word of complaint, one is repressed, fined, despised, vexed, pursued, hustled, beaten up, imprisoned, shot, machine-gunned, judged, sentenced, deported, sacrificed, sold, betrayed, and to cap it all, ridiculed, mocked, outraged, and dishonored. That’s government, that’s its justice and its morality.” Daniel Guérin Anarchism: From Theory to Practice

Simmer down. . . I’m not an anarchist! I just happen to prefer a minimal government vs. a corrupt, abusive, inefficient and tyrannical government. Call me crazy but hey, that’s just me!

Northern Service Center West St. Paul

Anyhow, I had my first group probation meeting today in West St. Paul for case no. 19HA-CR-15-4227.

I don’t qualify for a transfer of my probation to Stearns Co. as I’m deemed to be low risk, and yet, I have six felony convictions!

I drove 1.5 hrs., to wait over an hour, to meet with a probation officer for 5 minutes.

 

Dakota County Community Corrections 2016-2017 Comprehensive Plan (Click on title to view)

Excerpts: Our integrated service delivery work for offenders will create an integrated infrastructure with consumer channels of access, common process functions, coordinated service delivery and ultimately, sustainable outcomes for our offenders.

COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS CONTRACTS TO PROVIDE SERVICES TO ADULT & JUVENILE OFFENDERS    

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GRANTS, SUBSIDIES, REIMBURSEMENTS 

Remember, Grant Dollars=Taxpayer Dollars

Although placing someone on probation is cheaper than imprisonment, it is still a significant expense. A 2014 Pew Study of 34 American states found the government spent around $2.5 billion on probation and parole programs in 2008 compared to $18.65 billion spent on prisons. 

MN Dept. of Corrections – Dakota County Comprehensive Plan Budget 

As government policy, the probation system has never been about helping people move on with their lives after committing a crime. Instead, it has enabled the government to dig deeper into peoples’ private lives in search of punishable flaws. The case for eliminating criminal probation

The real goal is to keep the problems going to keep the money flowing. There are very few aspects of any public system that do NOT tie back into funding, grants and the setup of monopolies at all levels of government.

Blue Is The New Black

Since my incarceration, I frequently get the question, “have you seen Orange Is The New Black?”

I hadn’t seen it before my imprisonment, but have binge-watched 2 seasons since my release. Unlike other series, it didn’t take long to get burned out on the tedium of this show. Yes there are similarities with the show and real life incarceration, but keep in mind the series is about prison life and even though the terms are often used interchangeably, prisons and jails are different.

The United States has approximately 1.8 million people behind bars: about 100,000 in federal custody, 1.1 million in state custody, and 600,000 in local jails. Prisons hold inmates convicted of federal or state crimes; jails hold people awaiting trial or serving short sentences. The United States now imprisons more people than an
y other country in the world—perhaps half a million more than Communist China. The Prison-Industrial Complex

RAMSEY COUNTY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

Once you arrive at RCCF, you are photographed, fingerprinted and charged a $20 booking fee. Once you’re booked and given inmate attire, you’re assigned to a housing unit. There are 3 different dorms for women. The main one has cells vs. bunk beds in an open room. I was assigned to the top bunk in Cell #7 and had 10 different “cellies” during my 4 months.(Oh and no pillows unless you have a medical reason to have one).

          “Blues & Shoes” Ramsey County Correctional Facility Female Inmate Uniforms

You can’t bring any hygiene items, electronic devices, or other personal items in, but you can purchase items from Inmate Canteen for outrageously exorbitant prices. RCCF inmates are given a hygiene bag after being admitted which includes a plastic cup, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, comb, an elastic hair tie and flip flops. No jewelry is allowed.

RCCF Toothpaste (also worked well as glue)

Pepsodent was the “real” toothpaste that you could order from Inmate Canteen and Suave products were like gold! Shampoo and conditioner was only 4 bucks a bottle. If you had it, you shared it with the dorm. Because I was on the lower tier, I constantly had people knocking on my cell door to “borrow” things, including water from my sink for their ramen noodles.

The 89¢ rubber pen     

  • No makeup is allowed but inmates do get creative with colored pencils. The pencils also have to be purchased through Inmate Canteen unless you win them as  a prize for attending the Learning Center. The Center provides adult basic education programs in reading, writing, math, and GED prep as well as classes on personal finance, job seeking and retention, career exploration, computer skills, and driver’s license preparation and testing.
  • Lights on at 6:30am and lights out at 10:30pm (the lights are never really off, just dimmed).
  • Inmates are required to stand for count at 11:05am, 5:05pm, and 10;00pm. That means that you are locked in your cell and you must stand by the window in your door to make sure everyone is in the dorm.
  • Inmates cannot enter others cells or loiter in front of cell doorways.
  • No food from meals can be brought into your cell.
  • No note passing or canteen items between dorms.
  • Razors can only be used after 6:30pm
  • Inmates are allowed 4 books, I bible, and 4 magazines (Perk for working in the library was getting newer magazines before pages were torn out for recipes, decorating ideas, etc.)
  • Inmates are only allowed one 20-minute video visit per week using a phone and video camera.
  • Inmates get one free, 60-second phone call after being admitted. Legal calls to lawyers and probation officers are free. A listing of free calls is provided to all inmates. Other calls may have a fee that is charged by the minute. Inmates are allowed to make collect calls. The Prison Policy Initiative found that families pay $1 billion annually to call relatives in prison, and until 2013, calls could cost $17 for a 15 minutes (the FCC cracked down on this and those calls now cost $3.75). What Incarceration Costs American Families
  • No volume on TV. Must purchase $30 headset to listen.
  • $5 to see the nurse
  • $15 to have a tooth pulled

Rule violations may result in loss of good time, time spent in security, administrative segregation  restitution and/or upward departure of established sanctions.

Cash or Credit? Paying for Your Time: How Charging Inmates Fees Behind Bars May Violate the Excessive Fines Clause

Excessive Fines Clause of the Eighth Amendment The Eighth Amendment provides “[e]xcessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.” I guess the majority of judges didn’t get the memo!

“Over the last 30 years, for-profit prison corporations, such as Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and GEO Group (formerly Wackenhut Corrections Corporation), have benefited from the dramatic rise in incarceration and detention in the United States. Since the advent of prison privatization in the early 1980’s, the number of people behind bars in the US has risen by more than 500 percent to more than 2.2 million people.   Image result for treatment industrial complex

The result is an emerging “Treatment Industrial Complex” (TIC) — the movement of the for-profit prison industry into correctional medical care, mental health treatment, and ‘community corrections.’ Community corrections include corrections programs outside of jail or prison walls: probation and parole services including halfway houses; day reporting centers; drug and alcohol treatment programs; home confinement; electronic monitoring; and an array of supportive services such as educational classes and job training. Community corrections is a huge business, with three times as many people under “community corrections” programs as currently incarcerated in prison facilities.

While the prison industrial complex was dependent on incarceration or detention in prisons, jails, and other correctional institutions, this emerging “treatment industrial complex” allows the same corporations (and many new ones) to profit from providing treatment-oriented programs and services.

As a result, this emerging Treatment Industrial Complex has the potential to ensnare more individuals, under increased levels of supervision and surveillance, for increasing lengths of time—in some cases, for the rest of a person’s life.  How For-Profit Prison Corporations are Undermining Efforts to Treat and Rehabilitate Prisoners for Corporate Gain


Law enforcement agencies can also get extra money from federal grants.

Community Corrections – Grants and Funding Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)

BJA supports law enforcement, courts, corrections, treatment, victim services, technology, and prevention initiatives that strengthen the nation’s justice system. BJA offers a Grant Writing and Management Academy and provides funding through a number of programs for corrections.

Federal grants are never free and they almost always come with strings attached. Federal “assistance” allows the feds to dictate state policies and even what the states do with large chunks of their own money.


The bottom line is whether it’s jail or prison, people are being incarcerated for non-violent and non-criminal offenses. It’s the money that drives this system and there is a lot of money to be made from criminalizing nonviolent activities and jailing people for nonviolent offenses.


The essence of nomocracy, the rule of law, is limitation of the discretion of officials, and providing a process by which errors or abuse of discretion can be corrected. Some discretion is unavoidable, because law cannot anticipate every eventuality or how to decide which law may apply to a given situation. What guidance the law cannot provide is supposed to be provided by standard principles of justice and due process, reason, and the facts of each case. Ideally, officials should be mutually consistent and interchangeable, making similar decisions in similar cases, so that no one can gain an undue advantage by choosing the official or exercising undue influence on the official or on the process he operates. We trust officials to exercise such discretion as they have with wisdom, justice, and competence, to avoid government that is arbitrary, insolent, discriminatory, prejudiced, intrusive and corrupt.     Abuse of Judicial Discretion~ Jon Roland 

We’re definitely past the point of avoiding government that is arbitrary, intrusive and corrupt. The good news is that people are waking up and wising up and starting to demand a governance  that will preserve, protect and promote truth, justice and liberty.

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