Archive for June, 2011

Fraud-ridden foreclosure in Obama’s neighborhood

June 26, 2011

The following  press release reveals that outrageous fraud, including forgery and exploitation  of  naive young adults, regarding trusts, loans, title companies and hedge funds even invades President Obama’s neighborhood.

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June 26, 2011     for immediate release      contact: Dr. Maisha Hamilton 312-835-1951

FRAUD-RIDDEN FORECLOSURE IN OBAMA’S
NEIGHBORHOOD

On June 28, 2011 at 2:00 p.m., Dr. Maisha Hamilton will appear in Cook County Circuit Court, Chancery Division, Room 2801, Judge David Atkins presiding. There she will represent herself, pro se, and present several motions in an effort to save her Hyde Park home on Chicago’s south side from a fraudulent mortgage/foreclosure complaint.

As an apparent local victim of the fraud-ridden national mortgage/foreclosure crisis, as revealed in relevant part by Abigail Field in her recent article, “The Enormous Clouded Title Problem” (The Daily Finance,  6:00P.M. 03/18/2011), Dr. Hamilton is contending against a slew of national and international heavyweights in the real estate mortgage/foreclosure  industry–Chicago Title Land Trust (“Chicago Title”), Logan Asset Backed Fund
(“Logan”) – a hedge fund, Deutsche Bank, Saxon Mortgage Company, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Fremont Investment and Loan, Lawyers Title Company, the former Community Bank of Lawndale (now Covenant Bancshares), International Bank of Chicago, and Eastern Savings Bank, as well as several units of local, state and federal government. The crux of Dr. Hamilton’s complaint is that on November 26, 2007, her older son, Karega Bennett, then an inexperienced 27 year old, was unlawfully manipulated by Chicago Title into ostensibly pledging their family home to Logan by, among other things, telling him that the home was in a trust, when it was not, that Karega was a beneficiary of the alleged trust, when he was not, and that using the home as collateral for a $1.235 million dollar mortgage loan to Chicago Title, alleged trustee for the alleged trust, based on Karega’s personal guarantee of the loan would be a favor for his mother because Chicago Title would use his trust funds to pay personal debts that the trustee falsely alleged that his mother owed, which she did not.

Karega was not working at the time, he did not own a house, a car, or any other tangible asset of significant value, and he did not have any money in the bank. Clearly, he did not qualify by any objective criteria to guarantee a $1.235 million dollar loan. Nevertheless, Logan made the loan to Chicago Title, collateralized by the alleged trust, with the stipulation that Karega would make one lump-sum payment of $1.235 million dollars within twenty-four (24) months.

Dr. Hamilton also presents an array of sub-complaints and related issues for adjudication, including forged mortgages, adulterated deeds, violations of truth-in-lending, fictitious trust agreements, attachment of fraudulent liens to real property, loans to unqualified buyers with the premeditated intent to eventually seize their property, retaliation for reporting financial institution misconduct to the FDIC and Federal Reserve, and failure of the FDIC and Federal Reserve to protect the interests of homeowners from an unscrupulous banking industry.

Dr. Hamilton is challenging the actions of Chicago Title, Logan and other named parties in this matter as having been fraudulent, unlawful, unconscionable, and unfortunately, highly representative of what is happening to innocent citizens nationwide, who are being victimized not only by unethical but also by unlawful actions and practices of mortgage bankers, title companies, supposed “trust” companies, and other financial institutions.

Copies of her filings are available in the Office of the Cook County Circuit Court Clerk, Room 802, under Case No. 2008-CH-38680, Logan v. Chicago
Title et al
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Cameron Todd Willingham innocent, murdered by Texas, Gov. Perry, politics, and junk science

June 26, 2011

Texas executed an  innocent man, Cameron Todd Willingham on February 16, 2004.. I think this is now pretty clear.  This is NOT the only case of a wrongful execution. It is estimated that 7 % of people on death row are innocent. The other cases are covered up. Perry denied a stay of execution in the face of clear evidence that the alleged arson that Mr. Willingham was accused of was a fabrication of junk science. I would puke if Gov. Perry was EVER elected president. The morals of the residents of the state of Texas who vote for Gov. Perry are questionable to me.

Willingham was convicted and executed for the alleged arson that killed his three small children. Against the advice of his own counsel, Willingham also declined a life sentence in exchange for his guilty plea. He insisted he would not admit to something he had not done, even if it meant sparing his life.

A four-person panel of the Texas Forensic Science Commission investigating evidence of arson presented in the case acknowledged on July 23, 2010, that state and local arson investigators used “flawed science” in determining the blaze had been deliberately set.

The bastardized and corrupt psychiatry grinder, where the soft science of psychiatry is twisted and abused for ulterior motives, was used to fabricate a motivation for the alleged arson “murder” of his three children, when the fire was simply a terrible accident and tragedy. When will we put psychiatry hired guns like psychiatrist, James Grigson, also known as “Dr. Death” for bragging that he testifies in murder trials all over Texas to obtain convictions in murder cases, out of business?

The court, as they always do allowed the prosecution to falsely demonize the defendant – taking every little aspect of his life such as slapping his wife, having a heavy metal band poster or previous misdemeanor minor crime conviction and exaggerating it, expansively drawing a tale that Willingham was some kind of unremorseful monster. Willingham may have not been a Mother Teresa, and may have used vulgar language on occasion and even have hit his wife or had misdemeanor convictions for minor crimes, but this does not make him a monster who should be killed like a rodent.

The prosecution stretched every possible direction to paint a picture of Willingham as some kind of unremorseful creep. The prosecution claimed that Willingham may have been motivated by a desire to rid himself of his unwanted children. They extrapolated in a giant leap the fact that he had hit his wife a couple of times into a theory that he beat her up in trying to cause abortions when she was pregnant! The prosecutor also claimed that Willingham was a sociopath based on heavy metal  band posters  he had on his wall and other overreaching  arguments.

This is how jurors are brainwashed into a wrongful conviction and it happens all the time!  When will the public insist and Congress pass laws to guarantee that courts seek the truth and not just a grotesque fabricated story from the prosecutors to get another notch on their gun? When will prosecutors be held accountable for hiding the truth? When will politicians and judges be held accountable for suppressing the truth or rushing to judgment without giving time to uncover the truth? Where is the public outcry against this state sponsored murder of an innocent man?

However, those not associated with the case paint a different picture of Willingham. His former probation officer, Polly Goodin, said he had never demonstrated bizarre or sociopathic behavior and “He was probably one of my favorite kids,” she said. Even a former judge named Bebe Bridges—who had often stood, as she put it, on the “opposite side” of Willingham in the legal system, and who had sent him to jail for stealing—said that she could not imagine him killing his children. “He was polite, and he seemed to care,” she said.

Please view this movie:

http://www.incendiarymovie.com/INCENDIARY/INCENDIARY.html

For more information read here. We should never forget C. Todd Willingham. He should be the catalyst to end the death penalty in the U.S. Until we do, it will be wrongfully used as a tool for political campaigns and revenge even against the innocent.

Protest child protection abuses: Send letter, join national protest Aug 12 at Daley Center

June 25, 2011

This is the letter I sent  to my U.S. senators and congressman. Please copy it, edit it for your needs and send it to your senators and representatives. Reserve the date August 12, 2011 to be at the Daley Center for a national protest about abuses of child protection agencies, family courts. and juvenile courts.  Watch for more information.

Get more info at Luke’s Army, U.S..  Protest info for August 12, 2011 can be found  here.

Sign the petition here.  My letter was sent from this link where I modified it as follows.  Either use this link to send a letter or copy my letter, modify it to personalize it and mail it yourself.  The link allows you to find your congressman’s and senator’s addresses, send the letter as an e-mail or send it as a letter which is done for you with a $9 fee.

My senators’ and congressman’s  addresses in IL and the 3rd congressional district are:

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Senator Richard Durbin
711 Hart Senate Building
Washington, DC 20510

202.224.2152  phone

202.228.0400  fax

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Senator Mark Kirk
524 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC, 20510

202.224.2854 phone
202.228.4611 fax

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Representative Daniel Lipinski
3rd Congressional District IL
1717 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515

202.225.5701 phone
866.822.5701 phone
202.225.1012 fax

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June 25, 2011

Dear [Your Federal Senators and Representative],

Nationwide, there are State run agencies who are supposed to be protecting abused children in dangerous situations. Each State has many different titles for them. All of them are main stapled as CPS (Child Protective Services). For example, in Texas they’re known as DFPS. (Department of Family and Protective Services)

In Illinois DCFS and the family courts, whether the issue is divorce or child neglect and abuse, or orders of protection, act AGAINST the best interest of the children.  Instead of seeking re-unification or joint parenting, appropriate counseling and family support, false accusations are made against parents to force them into expensive counseling by unqualified hacks. Laws regarding Title IV money have been extremely corrupted and now are more about  profit to agencies, unqualified counselors, and corrupt child representatives, than about preserving families and acting in the best interest of children. There are huge profits in declaring a parent unfit, supervising prolonged efforts at re-unification, and then adopting out a child in DCFS custody.

Child representatives and guardians ad litem are more  concerned about extending divorce and custody proceedings, which increase their profits and their agencies profits using Title IV money, than interested in solving parental alienation syndrome, protecting kids from drug abusing parents and mental/physical abuse, or providing necessary quality mental health services.

The costs to our economy of destroying families, reducing them to poverty, increasing their reliance on public assistance is STAGGERING! Please act now. Please contact me and let me come to talk to you  with concrete suggestions as to how to solve the problems, as well as with concrete statistics!

While there is an important need to find abused children and to protect them, the current system is only finding a small percentage of those truly abused children. The rest of their statistics that guarantee a high departmental income are from families who never abused their children. Where they get this income and the sources of information will be posted after the next paragraph.

I am not calling for an abolishment of CPS. What I am petitioning for is an overhaul and restructure to bring them in line with lawful investigation practices, to maintain Constitutional Rights and proper training for Agents who never had children, and psychological evaluations to find and replace the Agents who were themselves abused as Children and see abuse in every home regardless of the situation. This is not, I repeat, not a rare occurrence. I will supply statistics to support this and how this has escalated. I will also supply the sources.

Departmental income has become more important to CPS and their offices than actually finding abused children and protecting them. Each and every time they remove a child from the home, they get paid from the Federal Government. Here they are:

1. Public Law 93-247 known as the Mondale Act of 1974.

2. Public Law 96-272 known as the Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980

3. Social Security Title IV-E funds.

The ASFA- Public Law 105-89 known as American Safe Families Act of 1997 is one of the most horrific laws on the books today. While it sounds nice in the title, when you get through the legal jargon, what this means is so wrong. If you ever had a child removed from your house by CPS, even UNFOUNDED and you are innocent, they will take that child in minutes after the child is born! Babies are highly adoptable and the Federal Government pays out $6,000 to the CPS office who conducts the legal kidnapping and gets them adopted quickly without regards to the biological Mother and her family. Since she was investigated once, they do this in the “best interests of the child” as she is a “potential” abuser.

The largest targeted type of families are folks with low incomes, children on SSI and are minorities. If you even have one of those three issues, you are a target for CPS to illegally investigate you. While these things are a surefire magnet, they have been known to do illegal investigations against families if they were reported falsely with malicious intent. Example is an ex-wife wants to get even with her ex-husband and his new family, she could report them and put them through Hell.

Why are the reasons CPS Agents actually find so little true abuse?

1. Agents who never had children and don’t understand that a few toys in the corner of the room is not a hazardous mess.

2. Agents are not trained in real evidence recognition. In fact, no Agent in CPS has any training in evidence, the                       Constitution or criminal justice. They are given anywhere from 3 to 6 months of training, being taught that it is ok to   break into a Home without probable cause or exigent circumstances.

3. Agents are trained to use subjective speculation and not objective factual reporting.

4. The Agents do not get psychological evaluations. A number of Agents who were abused as a child themselves see abuse in  every home they go into, even if it’s not there.

5. Most States do not require Agents to have a degree in Social Sciences. Any degree will do, doesn’t even have to be related to the field.

6. The Agency has no checks and balances. A field Agent can lie to a judge or police officer with absolutely no proof and have it entered as factual evidence in a court of law!

7. Agents are trained to believe they are immune from the authority of the First Amendment, Fourth Amendment, Fifth Amendment, Sixth Amendment and Fourteenth Amendment. They violate this in every investigation done nationwide.

Here are the statistics and sources to support these facts:

Number of Cases per 100,000 children in the United States. These numbers come from The National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (NCCAN) in Washington.

CPS- Physical Abuse (160) Sexual Abuse (112) Neglect (410) Medical Neglect (14) Fatalities (6.4)

Parents- Physical Abuse (59) Sexual Abuse (13) Neglect (241) Medical Neglect (12) Fatalities (1.5)

As you can see, children are abused far more in care than at home. The calculated average is for every 1 abused child removed from an abusive home, there are 17 unabused children removed from loving non-offending homes nationwide.

Constitutional Violations and Court Rulings that CPS Ignores to this very day!

1. It’s unconstitutional for CPS to conduct an investigation and interview a child on private property without exigent circumstances or probable cause. – Doe et al, v. Heck et al (No. 01-3648, 2003 US App. Lexis 7144)

2. All CPS workers in the United States are subject to the 4th and 14th Amendment – Walsh v. Erie County Dept. of Job and Family Services, 3:01-cv-7588

3. Police officers and social workers are not immune for coercing or forcing entry into a person’s home without a search warrant. Calabretta v. Floyd (9th Cir. 1999)

4. The mere possibility of danger does not constitute an emergency or exigent circumstance that would justify a forced warrantless entry and a warrantless seizure of a child. Hurlman v. Rice (2nd Cir. 1991)

5. Police officer and social worker may not conduct a warrantless search or seizure in a suspected child abuse case absent exigent circumstances. Defendants must have reason to believe that life or limb is in immediate jeopardy and that the intrusion is reasonable necessary to alleviate the threat. Searches and seizures in investigation of a child neglect or child abuse case at a home are governed by the same principles as other searches and seizures at a home. Goodv. Dauphin County Social Services (3rd Cir. 1989)

6. The Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable searches and seizures extends beyond criminal investigations and includes conduct by social workers in the context of a child neglect/abuse investigation. Lenz v. Winburn (11th Cir. 1995)

7. Making false statements made to obtain a warrant, when the false statements were necessary to the finding of probable cause on which the warrant was based, violates the Fourth Amendment’s warrant requirement. Aponte Matos v. Toledo Davilla (1st Cir. 1998)

What can be done to change this for a better, more healthy Child Protection System?

I. Child Abuse is a Crime, not a touchy feely civil complaint and should be investigated as a crime.

II. Have the abuse allegations investigated by a Detective or Police Officer, who are trained for this as a career, whereas CPS workers are not. All investigations are joint ones with said Officers of the Law and with warrants properly issues under probable cause.

III. Re-train Agents to respect and obey the laws of the Constitution of the United States. If a family is guilty of abuse, a legal investigation will find it.

IV. Repeal the Mondale Act, Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act, Title IV-E rewards to CPS from Social Security and the American Safe Families Act. Remember, they are not what the title sounds like and has been the root core of many loving homes losing their children to a system that will abuse them.

V. Make CPS legally investigate those who sign up to be foster parents. They do not do this today, and many foster parent who want the money for fostering them are actually child abusers who never get caught!

VI. All interviews to be audio and video recorded just like it happens with the police!

VII. Hold CPS Agents and foster parents and the records keeper responsible for every child who vanishes or dies in their care for their location.

VIII. Also investigate the person or persons reporting the abuse, and if done maliciously with intent to disrupt a family, prosecute the reporter to the fullest extent of the Law regarding making false claims to Government Agencies to affect an unnecessary and costly investigation.

IX. Abuse is a Crime, guarantee the accused retain their right to face their accusers in a court of law. As the system currently is, this is not done.

X. The Children are to be tracked on a weekly basis, so no more children vanish in the system.

XI. If a disabled, mentally retarded or sick Child is put into Foster Care, the Child’s current Physician will need to provide a copy of the diagnosis and treatment, and medications, if any, will be provided as prescribed by the Physician. All appointments must be kept while in Foster Care. Any violations without a very good reason will result in the Foster Parents losing their certification for Foster Care.

XII. If a Foster Child dies while in Foster Care, there will be an Investigation by the FBI and all parties responsible for the Death of a Child will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

XIII. There will be a National Database where all known abusers are recorded and can be accessed by Law Enforcement. Everyone who is found not guilty won’t have their Convictions and Abuse Reports listed. It will be illegal to keep records of any sort on innocent individuals or families. If they are convicted in a court of law by a jury of their peers, then the report of abuse they are guilty of will be the only report listed.

Currently, none of this is done, and innocent families who are not guilty of anything are losing their Children based on the word of others where there is no burden of proof for Prosecution, for the sake of getting Federal Funds for tens of thousands of dollars. The few truly abused children are ending up in a system where they are worse off than where they came from, even to the extent of being killed. Also, the innocent children who are never abused are also killed.

Injustice against one American is injustice against all Americans. Help us put the Justice back into Child Protective Services and get them focused on finding and saving abused children. It’s time we removed them from the profitable business of tearing loving non-offending families apart.

DCFS in IL is not a family protection agency. It is a family destruction agency for profit with corrupt and incompetent  courts backing them up. We need TOTAL TRANSPARENCY and supervision of the courts and agencies. First however, we need to have an intense investigation to follow the money and name the profiteers!

MOST importantly we need rapid repeal of the above laws that give the corrupt state and agency abusers of children huge profits, reducing the families to poverty.

Sincerely,

Dr. Linda Shelton
9905 S Kilbourn Ave
Oak Lawn, IL 60453-3539

The “War on Drugs” has been an economic and social disaster on steroids

June 19, 2011

Forty years ago Nixon announced the now infamous “war on drugs” when he declared drug addiction “public enemy number one.” What an economic and social disaster! With costs exceeding $1 trillion, huge increase in prison populations due to tens of millions of arrests, millions imprisoned without rehabilitation, an evolution into a “prison nation” with a massive expansion of the prison-industrial complex, there has been no decrease in the use or abuse of illicit drugs. All we’ve done is make more addicts, better trained criminals, and a hugely increased number of family members on public assistance! How dumb is that? A recent study revealed that 83% of prisoners at Cook County jail, the largest jail in the country have positive drug tests upon arrest. States budgets are busted! Rural communities are now prison towns – not industrial, high-tech, or artistic centers running the engine of the economy with new industries.

What did Albert Einstein say? “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”  I guess its time to stop doing the same thing!  Maybe we should think about:

  1. rehabilitation in prison with intense mental health treatment if they commit violent crimes,
  2.  treating drug addiction as a disease instead of a crime,
  3. putting addicts who committed non-violent crimes to work in community service projects so they can stay employed, save the tax payers dollars, and support their families while being supervised and treated for addiction at 1/4 the cost, in other words – creative and alternative sentencing
  4. increasing carefully supervised parole and probation programs with  highly qualified parole agents, not the underqualified non-college graduate police officers and former correctional officers now used,
  5. making specialized drug courts where judges are required to have specialized training before coming on the bench,
  6. increasing qualifications needed to become a parole officer (one of the most difficult jobs on the planet if done right) so that there is training in psychology, drug addiction, mental illness, social services, and policing techniques including safe entry into a home with safety for the officers a high priority, as well as better gang intelligence on the streets,
  7. saving taxpayer dollars by changing sentencing laws and down-sizing the prison industrial complex so we stop warehousing people while training them to be better criminals and instead treat their mental health and addictions without imprisonment, and
  8. decriminalization and experiments in legal regulation of drugs (tax marijuana like we tax alcohol) as has worked well in Portugal and is being tried now in Mexico.

Read about the details of the global community embracing this new  philosophy here: http://www.thenation.com/article/161505/forty-year-quagmire-exit-strategy-war-drugs

Now is the time to write your Senators and Congressmen as well as local legislators, speak up from the pulpit, recruit your local police chief to support these reforms, speak up at public meetings at all levels of government, and organize in your communities.

Not only is this the right time and place for a new civil rights movement that treats addictions as mental health issues, our economy can no longer afford to be a prison nation incarceration 7-40 times more members of our population than any civilized country. We have the same number of  prisoners as China but a fifth the population.

Flood the Department of Justice phone lines with demands to decriminalize marijuana and for alternative sentencing and banning private prisons. Write Attorney General Eric Holder and demand he lead the charge for reform:

United States Attorney General Sessions
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001

By Phone

Office of the Attorney General Public Comment Line  – 202-353-1555

e-mail me a message that you participated and tell me how you are organizing in your community for change at picepil@aol.com


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