Friday, November 27, 2015

Woman guilty of one of the biggest cases of benefits fraud in the Bronx avoids jail after paying back $85K

Editor's note:  This Shark believes Parvattie received an interest free loan of $85K.  With punishment like this it is no wonder why the crooks in the Probate Court of Cook County were encourage to pillage the estate of Alice R. Gore and others.  Lucius Verenus, Schoolmaster,

Woman guilty of one of the biggest cases of benefits fraud in the Bronx avoids jail after paying back $85K


Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 5:59 PM

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Parvattie Raghunandan appears in Bronx Supreme Court on Tuesday. She was sentenced to five years of probation for pocketing thousands in fraudulent Medicaid payments.Michael Schwartz/for New York Daily News

Parvattie Raghunandan appears in Bronx Supreme Court on Tuesday. She was sentenced to five years of probation for pocketing thousands in fraudulent Medicaid payments.

She bilked the city out of thousands — and paid big.
A Bronx woman who committed one of the borough's biggest ever case of benefits fraud got off with five years’ probation Tuesday after paying back a hefty chunk of cash.
Parvattie Raghunandan, a Guyanese immigrant who misrepresented her family's income for a decade — netting thousands in fraudulent Medicaid payments — received the jail-less sentence in Bronx Supreme Court after paying back over $85,000 and pleading guilty to grand larceny.
The fraudster had received well over $50,000 in city Medicaid benefits between 2006 and 2013, court papers state, even though her family was far above the poverty line.
A spokesman for the city Human Resources Administration, whose data crunchers started the probe, said that no one in the agency could recall a bigger case of Bronx benefits fraud.
Raghunandan's husband, Ramesh, owns two buildings in the borough and another in Pennsylvania, according to state records.
The family also runs an electrical contracting business on Morrison Ave. in Soundview and shared a joint bank account worth over $100,000, investigators found.
Raghunandan's lawyer, Todd Spodek, said that many new immigrants sign up to receive benefits without fully understanding the requirements.
"Unfortunately, this scenario is all too common in immigrant communities," he said. "Often families in need of assistance are not provided adequate guidance as to the disclosure requirements for Medicaid and other subsidized welfare programs."
City data heads had flagged Raghundandan's case as bizarre and worth investigating because she had only applied for Medicaid and not other types of benefits common for her family size and income, officials said.
But Spodek argued that HRA's data analysis "fails to take into consideration the human component and leads investigators into believing inadvertent mistakes are evidence of actual fraud."

Morgan Freeman asks court to protect murdered granddaughter's inheritance

Morgan Freeman asks court to protect murdered granddaughter's inheritance

E’Dena Hines, stabbed to death in Manhattan in August, did not leave a will and so her grandfather Morgan Freeman has asked a court to stop the money going to her absent father


Morgan Freeman with E'dena Hines in 2008
Morgan Freeman with E'dena Hines in 2008 Photo: Rex
Morgan Freeman, the Oscar-winning actor, has asked a judge in New York to stop his murdered step-granddaughter’s father inheriting her fortune.
Freeman’s granddaughter E’Dena Hines, 33, was stabbed to death by her boyfriend in Manhattan in a frenzied “exorcism” attack in August.
The Shawshank Redemption star has asked a judge not to allow the $791,000 (£517,000) he gave to his granddaughter – the child of his first wife's daughter, Deena Adair – to go to her father, whom she barely knows. Hines did not leave a will so her estate would automatically be shared between her parents.
Edward Lee Hines divorced Ms Adair when their daughter was three years old.
“In fact, from the time that E’Dena was approximately three and a half years old and until the Thanksgiving before her death, E’Dena met with Edward Lee Hines only one or two times,” Freeman’s statement said, according to The New York Post, which obtained the documents from the Manhattan Surrogate’s Court.
“At no point during that time period were any efforts made by Edward Lee Hines to resume a relationship with E’Dena. At no time did he pay for expenses related to food, clothing or education.”
Freeman writes that he acted as a surrogate father to his grandchild.
“Throughout E’Dena’s entire lifetime, my daughter Deena Adair and I were the primary sources of support for E’Dena financially, emotionally, mentally and physically,” he said.
He had also set up a trust fund for Hines, who frequently accompanied him to red carpet events.
Hines was stabbed to death by her boyfriend, who is now facing murder charges. While stabbing her, he reportedly yelled: “Get out, devils! I cast you out, devils! In the name of Jesus Christ, I cast you out!”
Davenport, with a long history of run-ins with police and drug abuse, will appear in court on December 15.

Laws are fine, what we need is honest enforcement

Subject:     Judicial reform
Date:  November 26, 2015
From:    Ken Ditkowsky
There is a consensus among all of us that we want judicial reform.   The corrupt judges, dishonest attorneys, and criminal judicial officials are all intolerable.    They are a blight on our democracy and a cancer to our civilization.      Our problem is that we are at odds as to what must be done.
Many among us would like to chuck the system as it exists today and literally start over.   They reason that democracy is for the common man, and therefore it makes sense that the common man take control and deal with the problems as they arise.     Many would like to preserve some of the status quo but do something less radical.   Finally there are the rest of us who want to preserve the structure, but do surgery on the personnel who operate the mechanisms.   Simply put – let’s enforce the law strictly and let us do some Honest investigations and put the crooks in jail enforcing the laws that we have now.
Radical reform has been tried, but it does not work.    It does not work because reinventing the wheel is quite difficult and we are dealing with people who are as smart as we are – or smarter – and it does not take them long to take advantage of our deficiencies.       In a similar manner much of the good intentions of each of the other approaches are thwarted.     For instance, Janet Phalen pointed out in California under the guise of reform the State assumed responsibility for guardians by licensing them.    What this degenerated into was more professional guardians who were available to prey on the elderly and the disabled and we harder to get rid of.     A whole bureaucracy developed designed to protect the public, but in fact acted to protect the miscreant guardians.
In America’s more than two centuries of existence we have developed an extensive program for protecting the civil rights of our elder, our disadvantaged, and our infirm.     We have an extensive body of laws and procedures that when honestly administered protect the citizens’ human and Constitutional Rights.     Unfortunately, enforcement has been sorely lacking.    The spoils system (patronage) has made public service a way to reward the indolent, the incompetent, and the well connected.     Where we have a dominant political party controlling the wheels of government the object of government stops being serve the people, but preserve the status quo and the power of the dominant political party.    Judges are slated and elected not for their Honesty, integrity, or knowledge of the law, but because of whom they know and/or paid off.    Judge M. Connors’ reported statements as to why she should be slated for an Appellate Court judgeship are key examples.
How do we as citizens get the best and the brightest to consider public service of elected office such as a judgeship?     I do not know.
How do we induce the most qualified candidates for public office to consider public service positions?   I do not know.
What would attract the most honest of our citizens to consider the cause of Justice as their vocation?
I do not know.
How can we make certain that whomever we do induce into public service and the cause of justice retains his/her integrity and is not tempted by the dishonest inducements of the many business and civic leaders who are today exhibiting their contempt for the core values of America?     I do not know, but here I have a few ideas, to wit:
1.       Enforce the law[1], and in particular when a public servant violates the law or a fiduciary duty throw the book at him/her.      For example, a Judge who acts without jurisdiction, such as occurred in the Mary Sykes case 09 P 4585 is not only reprimanded but disbarred.      Judge Connors knew or should have known that the jurisdictional requirements of the guardianship code 755 ILCS 5/11a – 10 were ignored.   Certainly she knew that she never held a hearing as to Mary’s competency and knew that she rubber stamped a wrongful order drafted by the two guardian ad litem and an attorney for the petitioner.     
2.       Because of Judge Connor’s malpractice (or criminal conduct) approximately 3 million dollars was unaccounted for and it is believed and therefore alleged based upon very reliable information never inventoried or reported by one or more of the 18 USCA 371, 18 USCA 242 co-conspirators as either State or Federal Income.     Thus, collecting from the co-conspirators the income tax, interest and penalties that are due to both the State and the United States of America.    A public official who abandons his oath of office deserves to pay the price in full for his perfidy.  
3.       Require repayment of any and all unlawful compensation paid from the Estates of the elderly and the disabled that was wrongful.    Simply put.    Jerome Larkin (IARDC) may not have received a white envelope filled with currency.    His spouse might have received employment intended to mask remuneration for Larkin’s cover-up of Judge Connors activity.   In a similar manner another member of the family might have been the conduit.     It makes no difference – Larkin must pay the Federal and State Income taxes on the money.    He can recover the principal from his nominee.[2]
4.       Apply the law.  18 USCA 2 and 3 define accessories.    They are consistent with 18 USCA 371 and 18 USCA 242.    The use of intimidation emanating from Lawyer Disciplinary Commissions is an assault on Lawyer rule 8.3 and 18 USCA 4 as well as the First Amendment and the State Constitution.    No co-conspirator should go unpunished.    The Conspiracy is an ISIS like assault on the core principles of America and promulgators such as Jerome Larkin and his gang cannot be allowed to escape.   Larkin should be made an example.   
The tools are not only available but have to be used regardless of what remedy is ultimately decided upon.    
The necessity for immediate enforcement of the law is exemplified by the JoAnne Denison disciplinary case.    What crime did JoAnne Commit?    Pursuant to the First Amendment and Article 1 of the Illinois Constitution she published a blog that reiterated the call that we both made for an HONEST INVESTIGATION of the elderly cleansing scandal.    Because lawyers and judges were involve in the obvious criminal conduct under Rule 8. 3 the lawyer crimes had to be reported to law enforcement.   Of course this was done.    18 USCA 4 requires that the lawyer/judge crimes be reported to Federal law enforcement.   This also was done.    Because a citizen has a duty to report to local law enforcement and not cover=up serious crimes e-mails were sent to the authorities and a blog – MaryGSykes was written.
Instead of complying with his/their oath of office Larkin and the IARDC not only attempted to silence the blog of JoAnne but petitioned the Supreme Court for an interim suspension of her license.    They argued to the Court that her exposure of judicial and lawyer corruption in the Circuit Court of Cook County was akin to yelling fire in a crowded theater.     The Supreme Court of Illinois issued the suspension and thereafter a 3 year suspension.
The Rule of Law has to mean something.    The Denison case (and many others like it) demonstrate that the nadir of the legal profession, and especially certain judges, lawyers, and judicial officials (such as Jerome Larkin ***) have no respect to honesty, honor, integrity, their oaths of office or America’s core values.    Under any system these public officials are a blight and a cancer.     It is respectfully submitted that society, and in particular American Society, has to address criminal and civil prosecution of these miscreants post haste.    The Jerome Larkin public official is a clear and present danger who is more deadly and more dangerous than ISIS or any of the radical Islamic terror societi

[1] A public official takes an oath.   The oath should have meaning.    A public official has a contract with the public.   Like the tradesman, a judge or other elected official who fails to administer the law should not only have to pay damages to the public, but should not profit by the tenure in office that he has disgraced.     As an example, Judge Connors was (or should have been) aware that she took from Mary Sykes her humanity, her freedom, her liberty, her property and her Constitutional Rights when she appointed a guardian for her.   The fact is that Connors was so careless as to allow the proceedings to proceed without the service of a summons required by 755 ILCs 5/11a – 10, the jurisdictional 14 days prior notice to Mary’s close (near) relatives, or an actual hearing as to whether Mary was incompetent or not and/or if found incompetent the extent to the disability.    This travesty may have pleased the two guardian ad litem, the guardian, the attorney for the guardian and all who would ultimately profit from this arrangement, but, it was a total breach of Judge Connors’ oath.    She should therefore forfeit not only her pension but repay her salary based upon a total breach of contract.
Going one step further, Judge Connors’ appointment to the bench by her own public admissions was based upon clout.    She actively sought the office and was willing to bend decorum to obtain it.    Here perversion of the office therefore mandates that she and those judges like her lose not only their law licenses, but any license to hold public office again.
[2] In a similar manner, the various techniques for transferring funds to public officials should be addressed.    
1.       Bargain purchase:    The bargain should be taxed as ordinary income in full.   Reporting the same as a capital is a tax fraud.
2.       Repayment of loan.   The gambit of the public official borrowing money from X Bank, and the briber paying off the loan should be taxed as of the date of the loan as ordinary income.  (The tax is on 100% of the loan principal )
3.       Bargain investments = or tangible investments.    These should be valued and taxed.
4.       Campaign contributions.    As judges are rarely defeated on the retention ballot – any campaign contribution should be viewed as suspicious.   In the initial instance, in Chicago being slated by the Democratic machine is the functional equivalent of election.
5.       Other devices disclosed elsewhere.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

We have met the enemy - IT IS US!

With the Bill of Rights under assault from within by our homegrown terrorists such as the Lawyer Disciplinary Boards such as the IARDC, the focus has to be on dealing with the threats that such assaults will have on our quality of life.    Corruption of the court system (and corruption in the Court system by dishonest judicial officials ) is a clear and present danger.   Not only are the elderly and the disabled benign targeted, but citizen free speech is under an ISIS attack!   

There are two editorials  published yesterday in the Wall Street Journal that hint at the greatest threat to our democratic way -  These areticles  are must reading, to wit:
Chicago http://on School of Free Speech via @WSJ

The editoral deals with the attorney general of the State of New York trying to censor any discussion that does not suit his particular purpose, and the 2nd, Chicago School of Free Speech deals with the attempt on college campuses to censor any mention of subjects that are not politically correct.
This situation is quite similar to the attempt by Jerome Larkin and his co-conspirators to try to censor and keep from the public the fact of so much corruption in the Illinois courts= and particularly those in Cook County.    The assaults on the First Amendment are becoming more common these days but no less dangerous of violations of 18 USCA 241 and 242.    Even in the groups that seek to open up the judicial system, the attitude exists of if you do not agree with me you have no right to speak.
Private people who are intolerant of the right of others to speak are within their rights; however, government officials (and public officials) who are supported by State funds (and Federal funds) violate 42 USCA 1983 and our Civil Rights laws when they impinge on the First Amendment.      Indeed, their conduct is intolerable and unlawful.   When these public servants are employed by lawyer disciplinary commissions their actions are doubly serious as they are assaults on the core values of America.   As such they are akin to ISIS terrorism.   
That said, what was amusing was on CBS last night the program the Good Wife depicted an attempt at prior censorship by a “liberal” group.    Where was the program staged?    Chicago, Illinois and the hearing was held before a patently corrupt Circuit Court judge.   The reputation of the Illinois judiciary that Jerome Larkin and his co-conspirators which to hide apparently is no secret and Larkin could not censor the producers of the Good Wife from exposing the stage of Justice in Chicago.
So blatant and infamous is the reputation of Chicago judges that the judge in the story was shown:  1) exhibiting a pre-determination of case and in particular a serious bias that should have caused him to recuse himself.  2) Having an ex-parte meeting with one side of the case.  3) Warning an attorney that she had better resign from representing her client and 4) being unjudicial on the bench when his bad behavior was objected to.
This should remind everyone of the Gore, Sykes, Wyman, Tyler **** cases.    It should bring to mind Judge Connor’s evidence deposition wherein she admitted that she had pre-determined without a scintilla of evidence that Mary Sykes was incompetent.   (Of course, the fact that Mary did her own banking, conducted a business, and almost immediately prior to the petition for the appointment of a guardian had been filed executed testamentary documents.    The fact that Judge Connor gave credence to the said documents is consistent with the portrayal of the program the Good Wife.
We are in trouble.     The Lawyer Disciplinary commission (IARDC) (and the Illinois Supreme Court) have abandoned the Rule of Law and are actively engaged in a serious cover=up of criminal conduct.     This cover-up is consistent with 18 USCA 371 and 18 USCA 242 felonies.  (Mary Sykes, and Alice Gore both died under suspicious circumstances – this makes the actions of the miscreant’s felonies, even without the theft, abuse, exploitations, mail fraud etc.
It is time for the Federal and State authorities to protect us from the enemies within.    ISIS is not the only entity that threatens our democracy.    Jerome Larkin and his ilk present a bigger and more immediate problem.    The respect for the justice system has to be restored.   The only way this is going to occur is for law enforcement to enforce the law and bring Larkin and his ilk before the bar of justice.    It is an oxymoron to speak of Justice, Freedom and the America way in the shadow of Alice Gore’s teeth being harvested for the gold filings that they contained.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015


Saturday, June 5, 2010


The Jewish News Attn Mr. Joseph Aaron

Hi Joseph,

I enjoy and respect your commentaries, however, I must take exception to your glowing review of M. Esformes in your May 28, 2010 article. My mother-in-law is a resident in an Esformes nursing home and has been a victim of the “Judicial-Nursing Home Complex. Please view my web site for a rather different side of Mr. Esformes and his minions.

Mr. Esformes’s cousin and G.A.L. in my mother-in-law’s case is presently under investigation by the FEDS for an alleged fraud against the State of Florida, State of Illinois and her own brother. The Esformes retirement apartment where my mother-in-law resided required not only a credit check, but required revealing a complete listing of her assets. Needless to say the “Judicial-Nursing Home Complex” raped her estate of almost a million dollars in two years.

Sincerely, ProbateShark

The Lonely Death of George Bell

Editor's note: This story reminds Your ProbateShark of another short fictional story by I. B. Singer entitled "Boncha, The Quiet".  Boncha, a poor soul who faced the adversities of life alone and absorbed each misfortune quietly. Upon Boncha's death and  ascent to heaven the angels rejoiced happily of Boncha's arrival.  "Boncha you may have anything you may desire!"  Boncha replied, "...may I please have one fresh piece of bread with butter each morning..."  Lucius Verenus, Schoolmaster,

The Lonely Death of George Bell

They found him in the living room, crumpled up on the mottled carpet. The police did. Sniffing a fetid odor, a neighbor had called 911. The apartment was in north-central Queens, in an unassertive building on 79th Street in Jackson Heights.

The apartment belonged to a George Bell. He lived alone. Thus the presumption was that the corpse also belonged to George Bell. It was a plausible supposition, but it remained just that, for the puffy body on the floor was decomposed and unrecognizable. Clearly the man had not died on July 12, the Saturday last year when he was discovered, nor the day before nor the day before that. He had lain there for a while, nothing to announce his departure to the world, while the hyperkinetic city around him hurried on with its business.

Neighbors had last seen him six days earlier, a Sunday. On Thursday, there was a break in his routine. The car he always kept out front and moved from one side of the street to the other to obey parking rules sat on the wrong side. A ticket was wedged beneath the wiper. The woman next door called Mr. Bell. His phone rang and rang.

Then the smell of death and the police and the sobering reason that George Bell did not move his car.

Each year around 50,000 people die in New York, and each year the mortality rate seems to graze a new low, with people living healthier and longer. A great majority of the deceased have relatives and friends who soon learn of their passing and tearfully assemble at their funeral. A reverent death notice appears. Sympathy cards accumulate. When the celebrated die or there is some heart-rending killing of the innocent, the entire city might weep.

A much tinier number die alone in unwatched struggles. No one collects their bodies. No one mourns the conclusion of a life. They are just a name added to the death tables. In the year 2014, George Bell, age 72, was among those names.

George Bell — a simple name, two syllables, the minimum. There were no obvious answers as to who he was or what shape his life had taken. What worries weighed on him. Whom he loved and who loved him.

Like most New Yorkers, he lived in the corners, under the pale light of obscurity.

Yet death even in such forlorn form can cause a surprising amount of activity, setting off an elaborate, lurching process that involves a hodgepodge of interlocking characters whose livelihoods flow in part or in whole from death.

With George Bell, the ripples from the process would spill improbably and seemingly by happenstance from the shadows of Queens to upstate New York and Virginia and Florida. Dozens of people who never knew him, all cogs in the city’s complicated machinery of mortality, would find themselves settling the affairs of an ordinary man who left this world without anyone in particular noticing.

In discovering a death, you find a life story and perhaps meaning. Could anything in the map of George Bell’s existence have explained his lonely end? Possibly not. But it was true that George Bell died carrying some secrets. Secrets about how he lived and secrets about who mattered most to him. Those secrets would bring sorrow. At the same time, they would deliver rewards. Death does that. It closes doors but also opens them. (Continue Reading)

Full Article & Source:
The Lonely Death of George Bell

Do you want to know why I've been so specific in calling for an HONEST investigation, rather than a lynch party?

In past few days Chicago has once again be rocked by a scandal.   A young boy, who had a very troubled background, was shot and killed while he was vandalizing vehicles by an ON DUTY officer.   This officer fired his weapon 16 times  into the body of the boy.   The excessiveness of the violence has caused a hue and cry across the City.

It should be noted that a probate judge allowing miscreants to prospect for gold in an elderly woman's mouth, harvest it and not inventory it cause no ire.   However, this shooting got the press' panties in an uproar.

The officer was charged with murder.   HOWEVER, that should not be the end of the story.   The killing took place shortly after the riots in Missouri, New York **** and before Chicago's mayor was subject to a vote as to whether he would retain his reign as Mayor of Chicago.   The killing by police of a young Black man (teenager) would have meant defeat!   The 16 shorts into the body of a man armed with a knife would have raised a hue and cry in the African American community and denied the mayor of their normally reliable votes.

Thus, what happened?   The City of Chicago law department went into full 'cover up' mode.    They were not as obscene as Jerome Larkin and his 18 USCA 242 co-conspirators, but they made it clear that no one was to say anything about the shooting and after the election there would be a substantial payoff.    The press was silent, the family was silent, Father **** was silent, all the political operatives were silent *****.   After the election, the family who had not contributed anything toward any positive situation in the boy's life was paid off-  they got five million dollars of Chicago tax money.

I'll bet the mayor did not report this benefit on either his Federal or State Income Tax return - but he received the benefit and the City of Chicago got four more years of our mayor.

The Wall Street Journal article of today reads:

Chicago Police Officer Charged With Murder in Shooting Death of Black Teenager

Officer Jason Van Dyke turned himself into authorities to face first-degree murder charge

Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke arrives at the courthouse in Chicago on Tuesday.ENLARGE
Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke arrives at the courthouse in Chicago on Tuesday. PHOTO: ZUMA PRESS
Updated Nov. 24, 2015 11:51 a.m. ET
CHICAGO—A Chicago police officer was charged with murder Tuesday in the death of a black teenager, as officials here prepare to release a potentially explosive dashboard camera video of the shooting.
Prosecutors said officer Jason Van Dyke, who is white, turned himself into authorities Tuesday to face a first-degree murder charge in the death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald last year. A lawyer for Mr. Van Dyke wasn’t immediately reached Tuesday, but he has said the shooting that happened while on duty was lawful and that his client was protecting himself and others.
Mr. Van Duke is expected to make his first court appearance midday Tuesday.
A graduation photo of Laquan McDonald provided by the McDonald family's attorney.ENLARGE
A graduation photo of Laquan McDonald provided by the McDonald family's attorney.PHOTO: PHOTO PROVIDED BY MCDONALD FAMILY
The charge comes as the police department prepares to release what has been described as a graphic video of the shooting, in which Mr. McDonald was struck 16 times. A circuit court judge ruled last week the dashboard video is subject to public-disclosure laws and must be released by the department by Wednesday.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel, pastors and community activists have been meeting in recent days in the face of concerns the video could touch off violence in the nation’s third-largest city. Such cities as Ferguson, Mo., and Baltimore have experienced rioting, looting and vandalism in response to police shootings. But there also have been peaceful protests in many U.S. cities amid a growing call for changes in the use of force by police, particularly against black men.
Chicago Urban League Interim President Shari Runner called for “calm and mutual respect” in a statement this week, while saying she understands the “feelings of outrage, distrust and fear.” Other groups, such as Black Youth Project 100, a national organization of activists 35 years old and younger, declined to meet with city officials, saying attention should be put on police violence, not the potential response to the release of the video.
Mr. Van Dyke appears to be the first police officer who has been charged in an on-duty shooting in Chicago—a city that for decades has averaged a shooting by police every week, said Craig Futterman, a professor of law at the University of Chicago who focuses on civil rights and police accountability.
Mr. McDonald was shot and killed by Chicago police on Oct. 20, 2014, after officers responded to reports of a man breaking into vehicles. A police account contained in the coroner’s report said the teenager had lunged at the officers with a knife leading an officer to open fire.
But lawyers for his family who viewed the video say it contradicts the police account, and shows Mr. Van Dyke shooting the teen as he walked away from the officer.
None of the other officers on scene opened fire.
In April, before Mr. McDonald’s family filed a lawsuit, the city agreed to a $5 million settlement in the matter. Lawyers for the family have declined to release the footage.
The city fought records requests for the video for months and agreed to release it last week after an independent journalist won a court battle to make it public. The Illinois attorney general also ruled earlier this month that the Chicago police improperly denied a Wall Street Journal request for the footage.
City leaders appeared to be encouraging prosecutors to make a charging decision before the video was released. Mr. Emanuel said last week that he hoped the Wednesday deadline would give prosecutors enough time to “expeditiously bring their investigation to a conclusion, so Chicago can begin to heal.”
Mr. Van Dyke is the 15th police officer to be charged with murder or manslaughter for an on-duty shooting in the U.S. this year, the highest number going back a decade, according to research by Philip Stinson, an associate professor of criminal justice at Bowling Green State University. Still, murder or manslaughter charges against police officers in on-duty fatal shootings remain extremely rare.
Write to Zusha Elinson at and Mark Peters
Let me assure you - Officer VAn dyke will be tried and convicted.   He has zero chance of escaping conviction as to any charge; however, an HONEST investigation would reveal the climate that exists and how the citizens of the City of Chicago are being defrauded and denied their right to honest government.
My issue is not the beaten to death Chicago corruption, but the choate cover=up of the   WAR ON THE ELDERLY AND DISABLED that the corrupt jurists, corrupt lawyers, corrupt judicial officials and their 18 USCA 371 and 18 USCA 242 co-conspirators are not only waging but winning.
The cover -up that exists in the Vandyke case is complex, just as the cover up in the Mary Sykes case 09 P 4585, Alice Gore  case,  Carole Wyman, et al.     The difference is that in these 'elder cleansing case' the reward for the miscreants does not come out of City of Chicago or State of Illinois fund exclusively -  much of it comes from the victims estate and/or the victim's family.
The cover-up in the elder cleansing cases is more than hiding the theft, breach of fiduciary relationship, dishonesty etc.    This cover-up includes deprivation of civil and human rights and perversion of the core values of America.    The very idea (accepted by the Supreme Court of Illinois) that reporting pursuant to 18 USCA 4 or in a manner protected by 47 USCA 230 of criminal misconduct by judges, lawyers, judicial officials and the like is Akin to yelling fire in a crowded theater  *****.  (actual words of Larkin (IARDC) in JoAnne Denison disciplinary proceeding.
Only by a honest investigation can the public ascertain the extent and nature of the cancer that is invading our society and culture.     ISIS is a minor league operative compared to Larkin and his co-conspirators.   ISIS uses blunt force to attempt to undermine America.    Larkin and his ilk use our valued institutions to undermine not only America but the core values of America.     We need HONEST investigations to root out all the facts and to remove all of the cancer.