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WHY DO WE NOT HAVE A MN FAMILY COURT ACCOUNTABILITY ADVOCATE?

IZZI commented on Funding Fraud in the Courts

THE CAUSE AND EFFECT OF THIS TROUBLING TREND IS DEVASTATING RESULTS TO THE FAMILY STRUCTURE! THE DANGER LAYS IN THE BELIEF THAT “GREATER GOOD” IS MORE EFFECTIVE THAN THE “COMMON GOOD.” DECEPTION OF THE MIND WILL LEAD THESE SOCIOPATHS AT THE BREAKFAST TABLE TO “COGNITIVE DISSONANCE.” LEON FESTINGER ((1919-1989)) PROPOSED–MENTAL CONFLICT THAT OCCURS WHEN BELIEFS OR ASSUMPTIONS ARE CONTRADICTED BY NEW INFORMATION. THAN FOLLOWS: “‘Mandeville’s paradox is named after Bernard Mandeville, who posits that actions which may be qualified as vicious with regard to individuals have benefits for society as a whole. This is alluded to in the subtitle of his most famous work, The Fable of The Bees: ‘Private Vices, Public Benefits’. He states that “Fraud, Luxury, and Pride must live; Whilst we the Benefits receive.”) (The Fable of the Bees, ‘The Moral’).

The philosopher and economist Adam Smith opposes this (although he defends a moderated version of this line of thought in his theory of the invisible hand), since Mandeville fails, in his opinion, to distinguish between vice and virtue (The Theory of Moral Sentiments, Part VII, Section II, Chapter 4 (‘Of licentious systems’)).”‘ USING THE PLAIN MEANING RULE; ONE SEES HOW THE PARADOX TO THE FRAUD IN ACTION IS ‘WHAT IS VICIOUSNESS TO A FEW IN SOCIETY? WHEN THE GREATER GOOD IS AT STAKE! One needs to ask is this really acceptable when it starts affecting the very core of our State Constitutional and our Federal Constitutional Rights? THE COURTS WANT MORE FUNDING FOR OFFICIALS OF THE COURT; HOWEVER, WE ARE PAYING FOR THEM TO BE “PUPPETS ON A STRING” TETHER TO THE BELIEF THAT THEY ARE RIGHT AND WE ARE WRONG! **WHY DO WE NOT HAVE A Minnesota Family Court Accountability Advocate?


There have been a multitude of Family Court Accountability Advocates in MN. Below are a compilation of actions that have been made by various advocates in the state of Minnesota.
DON MASHAK’S HENNEPIN COUNTY MN FREE PRESS NEWS

Excerpts: Every year since 2005, the Judicial TAR (Transparency, Accountability and Reform) Movement in Minnesota has asked for a hearing before the Minnesota House and Senate Judiciary Committees. The purpose of these hearing being to have these committees receive evidence and testimony of systemic corruption in the Minnesota Judiciary. Each year we have been denied said hearing. Additionally, the Government has engaged in unlawful and unconstitutional retaliation against the leaders of this movement causing some to move out of the state and at least one to move out of the country to escape the retaliation. Requests for such hearings at the Federal level have also been rebuffed. Clearly, WE THE PEOPLE have exhausted our peaceful remedies on this matter. Continue Reading: https://donmashakshennepincountymnfreepressnews.wordpress.com/2016/06/11/a-suggestion-to-dejected-bernie-sanders-followers/

In 2011, an informational only hearing for judicial reform was held at the Minnesota State Capitol.

Thursday, November 17, 2011
Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety
Chair: Sen. Warren Limmer
09:00 AM    Room 15 Capitol
Judicial Reform Informational Hearing

Video: http://www.senate.mn/media/media_video_popup.php?year=2011&flv=cmte_jud_111711.flv?usehostname

Excerpts regarding the Judicial Reform Hearing below are from the blog Carver County Corruption. The Carver County Corruption Blog was taken down due to threats of civil litigation. Facing potential civil litigation in XXXXX case, owner deletes blog     

Judge considering motion to shut down blog postings (Click to view)

Lion News Raises the Following Allegations Against Michael Brodkorb

Excerpts regarding the Judicial Reform Informational Hearing: “The audience was large, it included numerous family members, parents and other public devastated by the corruption in our judicial system of Minnesota. The behavior of the judges present who attended from the Minnesota District Judges Association (MDJA) was not received well by those in the room. These judges sat out of the way of the video camera, yet the public sitting close to them witnessed haughty and arrogant behavior about numerous issues brought up during the hearing. When the mention of the `bribes` allowed for judges in Minnesota came up these two judges laughed, smirked and shook their heads. Their arrogance was insulting to the family members and those in the room that have had their children, families and entire lives ruined as a result of this very law. This law has devastated the state of MN more than the public is aware. For grown men who represent the judicial system of Minnesota at the State Capitol and behave this way during a hearing regarding such important issues in our courts today lacks professionalism, class and sensitivity.

During the hearing one of these judges from the MDJA sat front and center answering questions and defending the judicial system and the laws in place causing such horror in our courts. This particular judge was defending the `incumbent` mention on voter ballots. He defended this issue by stating the public needs to know who is currently holding seat as judge – and that is known to the public by the incumbent mention on the ballots. He also stated that the public can be made aware of a judge with a bad reputation – and by the incumbent being on the ballots – the public can know to not vote for that particular judge.

A Minnesota senator replied the obvious, `I will bring up a case in Carver County… a recent case…` The senator spoke of the case where a citizen in Carver County is being charged for a blog outing a particular judge`s behavior.  The senator mentioned that it seems a judge will simply order his behavior to be removed from public view and charge money for it if it is not, so this argument presented today is not really the case, is it?

In response to the mention of the outrageous order from Carver County this judge replied, `I find that hard to believe`

About 5 minutes after this `unbelieving` judge got off the hot seat a gentleman nicely handed him the order signed by judge Richard Perkins from Carver County charging money for a blog. This unbelieving judge`s face flushed beet red. This same court order from Carver County removes legal and sole custody of small children from a loving mother – no law or reason supporting any ruling on the order.

Another one of Minnesota`s terrific senators stated during this hearing, `I respect the people more than I do our judicial system` This was a reality check as to why we were gathering: for the people. Not protection of a judicial system which is currently embarrassing the state of Minnesota.”


Twin Cities News Talk

Because Minnesota deserves the truth.  Posted Saturday, March 31st 2012

Radio Talk Show Host, Sue Jeffers, Minneapolis, MN – News Talk/AM 1130

Guests: Tim Kinley and Lea Banken On Air this Saturday, March 31st @ 1 pm, Judicial Accountability/Judicial Reform  

SueJeffers033112_1P_FamilyLaw ←(Click to listen)

Further Historical Information on Minnesota Courts

Posted on September 6, 2012  Carver County Corruption

The Grim Truth About MN Chief Justice Lorie Skjerven Gildea

VOTE DAN GRIFFITH FOR MN SUPREME COURT

Chief Justice Lorie Skjerven Gildea is up for re-election this November 6th in Minnesota. Lorie Gildea received Banken mother’s Writ of Prohibition (an emergency appeal) last August 2011. Gildea signed the paper denying Lea`s emergency appeal stating Lea had a remedy; a regular appeal that would take up to a year and thousands of dollars, of which time Lea would have no contact with her three young children. Lea filed her regular appeal and it has now been over a year since she has seen her children ages 2, 6 and 8. Lea`s case is still in appeal, no decision has been made.

Since this post was made, the Court of Appeals affirmed in part and reversed in part.  STATE OF MINNESOTA IN COURT OF APPEALS A11-2156-A12-0771 https://mn.gov/law-library-stat/archive/ctapun/1302/opa112156-021113.pdf

Carver County`s Senator Juliane Ortman sent a letter to Chief Justice Lorie Gildea asking for an immediate investigation into Carver County Family Court practices back in April 2012.

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Chief Justice Lorie Gildea

Senator Ortman has been approached for years by citizens in Carver County about numerous family court horror stories where mothers lose custody of their children to wealthy ex-spouses with a history of abuse convictions. It is a pattern in this county no one can deny. Senator Ortman and Lea Dannewitz (previously known as Lea Banken) were interviewed by KARE 11 after the Ortman letter went out. Lorie Gildea got wind of the coverage by KARE 11 and sent a letter back to Senator Ortman immediately stating a full refusal to conduct an investigation. KARE 11 stopped the airing of the investigation for reasons unknown. 

Lorie Gildea (incumbent) is up for re-election this November 6th. Gildea was appointed into office, not elected. Gildea is not a mother herself and is fully aware of the corruption in Minnesota`s judicial system. Gildea has allowed this corruption to continue. As a result hundreds of Minnesota parents, children and citizens suffer daily.

Every ballot in Minnesota this November will have a judicial section. Lorie Gildea`s opponent is Dan Griffith. Dan Griffith`s quest is to bring accountability back to the judicial system and ensure judges abide by laws and statutes that are enacted by the legislature and approved by the Governor. Currently, judges do not have to abide by the law – there is no remedy to hold them accountable.We have many readers contacting us and asking what they can do to help. Answer: get out to vote this November 6th. Vote Dan Griffith for Minnesota Supreme Court Justice and help us bring change to a very broken court system in Minnesota.

Results from the 2012 Election: →Supreme Court


 

 

Group continues cause against alleged judicial corruption (Click to view)


Civil Rights Case Against Judge David Knutson

Published on Jan 17, 2014

2014/01/16 A U.S. Federal Court Hearing took place on Friday, January 10, 2013, at 2:00 PM on whether Judges sued individually are immune, even if they violate the civil rights of family members, by “temporarily” depriving them of their rights to their own children. Tim Kinley held a press conference in front of the court building before and after the court proceedings. Tim discussed the case and the interviews on this show.


Excerpt from letter that was distributed to the MN legislators and representatives in June 2013. 

Judicial misconduct has run rampant in the state of MN. There have been countless letters of concern, meeting with legislators, hearings on judicial accountability and other areas of concern. We have visited over 40 state legislators, including a visit to the Washington D.C. State Capitol. We have been interviewed for media coverage, and have exposed this corruption that is devastating the lives of people across this United States.

We have attempted in numerous ways, yet we have been ignored. Complaints to the Board of Judicial Standards, Professional Lawyers Board and other state offices have been notified of complaints.  Emails and documents show the lack of motivation to expose a well-known epidemic, yet everyone aware on the state level is CHOOSING NOT to act. One excuse after another has been presented to us, lawyers, judges AND legislators do not want to expose this, for obvious reasons.

We look to the area legislators and representatives as our voice to be heard. However, instead we are being ignored. WE NEED TO BE HEARD, children have been wrongly taken from their parents, families have been tormented by the court system, we have been impoverished, forced out of our homes, financially devastated and yet have once again been ignored. We take a stand for this to be exposed and acted on..


As you can see, there have been a lot of reform advocates in the state of MN. If we want to stop the corruption, we need to stop the systems that allow for money-laundering through federal grants and we need to pursue indictments of corrupt public officials!

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Over-The-Top Degeneracy

Under a thin veneer of Law, we are governed by a secret network of traitors, pedophiles, Satanists and criminals, masquerading as prominent lawyers and judges, politicians, businessmen and police chiefs. Henry Makow PhD

Lawyer Brags About Defending Teacher Alleged to Have Sexually Assaulted Students With Knife

Project Veritas Searches for Teacher Alleged to Have Sexually Assaulted Students–May Still Be at Large

  • Mitchell Rubinstein, Attorney for United Teachers Defended a Teacher Alleged to Have Forced Students at Knife-Point for Oral Sex
  • Lawyer Admits Teacher Cheats Lie Detector He actually admitted to me that he did it [sexually assaulted minors].­
  • The Teacher “Mike” Was Convinced to Resign, and Was Never Convicted, Rubinstein Says
  • This Is a Continuation of James O’Keefe’s Teachers Unions Investigation

(New York) – Project Veritas has released a video exposing attorney Mitchell Rubinstein from the New York State United Teachers describing a case in which a teacher was alleged to have forced students at knife-point to give him oral sex.

The 16-minute video shows Rubinstein describing on hidden-camera the case he defended twenty years ago to a Project Veritas journalist at a union holiday party in December, 2015.

A Junior High School teacher Rubinstein names “Mike,” was accused by several students to have forced a student at knife-point or gun-point to give him oral sex.

There was overwhelming evidence including the students knowing the name of his pet parrot, the layout of his home and having his cell phone number.

Continue Reading: http://projectveritas.com/2017/03/14/lawyer-brags-about-defending-teacher-alleged-to-have-sexually-assaulted-students-with-knife/


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Continued Corruption of Public Officials

Reporter Jailed for FOIA Regarding Judicial Misconduct by the Judge Being Investigated

Superior Court Judge Brenda Weaver

Superior Court Judge Brenda Weaver

Details are in the video.

Continue to The Common Sense Show Website: http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2016/08/22/reporter-jailed-for-foia-regarding-judicial-misconduct-by-the-judge-being-investigated/

Judging the Judges

Stop Judiging

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Is Anybody Judging the Judges? The California Legislature Wants Answers

A joint committee of the California Legislature has authorized an audit of the Commission on Judicial Performance, the only entity that can discipline or remove a state judge.

A coalition of two dozen groups reflecting a wide range of interests, led by the Center for Judicial Excellence wrote letters, made calls and sent emails to urge the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC) to call for the audit.

“The Center for Public Integrity gave California an ‘F grade’ on its 2015 report card for judicial accountability, said Kathleen Russell, the executive director of the Center for Judicial Excellence in a press release.

Continue Reading: http://sandiegofreepress.org/2016/08/is-anybody-judging-the-judges-the-california-legislature-wants-answers/


Most audits in public sector governance are political and worthless. Even if they uncover deficiencies, abuse and fraud, change is usually not forthcoming.

Below is an article from 2013 that clearly demonstrates the ineffectiveness of audits in the public sector. The MN legislative auditor perforrmed 5 consecutive audits on the Dept. of Human Services and found several deficiencies, but guess what?  Despite the fact that error, abuse and fraud were identified, no changes have been made and DHS has not been sanctioned by the federal government.

Audit: Problems at Minn. Human Services Unresolved   

KSTP  | 7-11-13 | Stephen Tellier  “Sorry the Page You are Looking for Doesn’t Exist”

Fortunately, Red Herring Alert has obtained a copy of this article!

Audit: Problems at Minn. Human Services Unresolved   7-11-13 | Stephen Tellier 

A scathing audit released Thursday, July 11, finds systemic problems at the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) that still haven’t been fixed — more than two years after a 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS investigation brought them to light.

DHS oversees about $9 billion in total Medicaid spending and another $1.4 billion in federal funds for welfare, child care assistance, as well as several other programs. Auditors say the state simply isn’t doing a good enough job keeping track of that taxpayer money.

And this is far from the first time they’ve come down hard on DHS.

“I believe that errors, abuse and fraud exist in this program,” said Cecile Ferkul, deputy legislative auditor with the Office of the Legislative Auditor, during our investigation in 2011.

More than two years later, Ferkul said little has changed. “It can be frustrating that they’re not getting resolved,” Ferkul said Thursday.  She oversaw the audit, which reads like a bureaucratic broken record.

Auditors found DHS is not making sure Minnesotans who receive welfare and child care assistance are eligible for those benefits – and that fraud can still go undetected. Auditors also say DHS has “significant, ongoing noncompliance” with federal requirements – a problem first identified in 2009 and now cited in five consecutive audits.

“When the state has a program that’s spending $9 billion, they have a responsibility to make sure it’s going to the right people,” Ferkul said.

DHS has admitted to the problems found. The department has promised to fix them after each audit, but hasn’t. The department told us no one was available for an on-camera interview, but responded with a statement from Deputy Commissioner Charles Johnson:

“The auditor’s report found we are largely in compliance with all requirements related to the federally-funded programs we administer. We agree with the audit’s conclusions about the areas that need improvement and are moving forward to ensure these issues are resolved. We are committed to running these programs in the most cost-effective way possible to best serve the people of Minnesota.”

Auditors say the department’s broken record is full of broken promises.

“They have now estimated that they’ll be able to resolve that finding by December of 2015 — still two and a 1/2 years out,” Ferkul said.

The audit also found that the state failed to request $139 million in Medicaid payments from the federal government. That money has since been recouped.

Despite the audit echoing previous problems, DHS has not been hit with sanctions by the federal government. But auditors say that is a possibility.


8/10/2016 Press Release: California Judicial Watchdog Faces First Audit in 56 Years (PDF)

Excerpt:“The audit request received support from the state’s powerful Service Employees International Union (SEIU California), the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (CPEDV) and the Sacramento Chapter of the NAACP, along with more than a dozen court reform and child protection organizations. A number of audit supporters have been working to expose widespread corruption in the family court system that many say has created an epidemic of judicial trafficking of abused children away from their protective parents and into abusive homes during divorces and separations.


These groups continually ignore the money matters and help cover up, ignore, and derail the very important discussions on grants use and corporation fraud.

The Center for Judicial Excellence promotes the narrative that “the system is broken.” 

Read more about the “Broken Courts Crowd” from familycourtmatters.wordpress.com below:

Family Courts: Crippled, Incompetent and Corrupt — or just “Broken”?

In 2002, California NOW put out a report declaring that the family courts were “Crippled, Incompetent and Corrupt.”

Meanwhile, many coalitions of professionals, have popularized the phrase that they aren’t corrupt, they’re “broken.”

Which is it?  Because, that’s a good question and depending on the answer, a different response is called for.  I have cited both references below, and blogged both of them before.

Unfortunately, I don’t see any public platform where there would be an open debate, with an audience!

Our Courts are Corrupt v. Our Courts are Broken?

Instead, the different sides, Balkanized, put out their own materials, and own conferences.  Generally speaking the “our Courts are Broken” conferences are run by some of the would-be fixers, and this viewpoint has much more financial backing!

But — the question CAN be answered, and has. However, the answer is psychologically disturbing and very unpleasant, and to verify it, most people would have to take out some private time to read the record.  And that’s not what most people’s minds are tuned to these days.

Mine only is because I don’t like losing complete contact with my kids overnight, and thereby losing my ability to self-support, or a period of time in which to rebuild what was destroyed in the last boxing round, which court events when combined with family events, are.  I also didn’t like my children losing their right to child support when it was in serious arrears, or their contact with an ethical working mother.  The existence of the family law system parallel to a criminal law system is logical dilemma.

Is there a formula for when the identical behavior is considered criminal versus a family dispute, or is it a coin toss?  Does it depend on local politics, the money in one’s family, luck, or is there a strategic plan (as yet unexposed) which the public and the peopel running through the courts don’t know?

If no one cares to give me a reasonable explanation why these things are so in my state (other states) and this country — if this is business as usual, then either it has to change or I will seek a safer place to live out what remains of my life, if one exists Period. So, I look things up until things that fit with the facts and the record make themselves known, but I am always interested in validating or invalidating statements; are they reasonable or unreasonable, or ridiculous. If they are borderline ridiculous (the root word for “ridiculous” is Latin for “to laugh.”), then who is promoting these ridiculous viewpoints, and where’s the profit in them?

Now, the profit is not that hard to track — it’s objective. It takes work to track, but it can be found (even the LACK of incorporation, nonprofit 990 tax returns, etc. can be “found,” i.e., when the group says it’s a nonprofit, and the IRS says it’s not, and hasn’t been — that’s a found fact….)

RE:  “Our Broken Courts” —

Amazingly, even families (often mothers) who have been more than just “broken” by the allegedly broken courts — they are “broke” financially, devastated emotionally, and some are homeless, others have been killed, and many have no real contact with their own children. others may have contact, but are paying heavily (that’s paying a lot financially) to do so — they have been put in supervised visitation themselves!  yet, they continue to endorse, listen to, and socially etc. support others who are promoting the “broken” viewpoint.

But, they have taken up the phrase themselves, along with phrases calling themselves losers (“Mothers of Lost Children” being a phrase that calls for the emotion of desolation, but moreover, it associates “mothers” with the word “Losers.”  A better word would be “stolen” children….)   Other emotional adjectives, even if true, engrain the trauma into the group name:  “Battered Mothers’ Custody Conference,” focuses on the language of battering.   Etc.

I pulled this segment out of the middle of the last post, which was about the quality of the TAGGS database, and believe this topic is more than timely right now.  I also (obviously) expanded it.

The answer is surprising and informative.  By getting to it, I believe anyone will be better equipped as a citizen here, children or no children.  But, you must make up your mind where you stand sooner or later.  I am asking those that are NOT part of the expansive business empire of the courts to make that “sooner.”  Thanks for reading this post!

Continue Reading: https://familycourtmatters.wordpress.com/2012/10/01/family-courts-crippled-incompetent-and-corrupt-or-just-broken/

Jury Tampering?

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Jury Selection Proves Difficult in Rucki Case

by Michael VolpeJul 21, 2016 

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MINNEAPOLIS, July 21, 2016 – The criminal trial of Sandra Grazzini-Rucki got off to an inauspicious start with a juror all but admitting that the jury pool was tainted.

Nearly all of the original 60 members of the jury pool said they had heard about the case, but one in particular said an article from that morning’s Minneapolis Star Tribune was sitting in the jury room.

Jurors are generally not supposed to be influenced by outside factors, including media accounts of the case, making the appearance of a newspaper article about the case in the jury room highly unusual.

The judge, Judge Karen Asphaugh, declined to do anything in response, and jury selection continued.

Another potential juror said he was recently at a party with a relative of David Rucki, Grazzini-Rucki’s ex-husband and the alleged victim in the case, but Judge Asphaugh declined to have him removed when the juror said he could remain neutral.

Read more at http://www.commdiginews.com/life/family/jury-selection-proves-difficult-in-rucki-case-67812/#y4L7fqYfrkODXLf7.99

Investigative Reports on Grazzini-Rucki Case

Rucki girls would “suffer physical, sexual, and emotional abuse if returned to their father.”

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