Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Defense Bill Nixes Ban on Indefinite Detention for US Citizens | Mother Jones

Defense Bill Nixes Ban on Indefinite Detention for US Citizens | Mother Jones


can the End of the day....if not democracy...not be very far away??

beyond Newton.....we have US bi partisanship efforts who openly believe..and powerfully decide for the entire nation....of an "otherwise" free citizenry....

that they wholesale...are not deserving of a right to counsel, a right to bail, right to presumption of innocence and....a right to all the due process rights guarenteed to US Citizens....by the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth and 14th Amendments....

its time....to consider....a true exit strategy...far away from these new/old police state policies....

Friday, November 30, 2012

Freedom thankgod for senator feinsteiin.and rand paul

Indefinite Detention: Senate Votes Down Military Imprisonment Of Americans: via HuffPost http://huff.to/1174TYx

Monday, November 26, 2012

The Supreme Court and Slavery in the 1850s - Race, Racism and the Law

The Supreme Court and Slavery in the 1850s - Race, Racism and the Law
by Prof Paul Finkelman



just as a note by the Executive Director of the Midwest Center about Prof Finkelman's
body of scholarship and his dedication to uncovering the real american jurisprudence
of both Pre and Post Civil War Eras as it relates to slavery, race and the struggle
over Constitutional issues that Slavery and its enforcement created for all aspects
of America's legal system both North and South


Prof Finkelman is probaby the leading scholar in the US on American Antebellum
History and US Jurisprudence in all aspects of southern slavery and its impact
on both Northern and Southern Courts and legislative acts

Any and all of his many books and law review articles are worthy to be read
by any student, lawyer or interested citizen or human rights adovcate and to do
so, is to read real genuine unvarnished actual American legal and social history

and his work is to afforded the highest of legal scholarship ever undertaken
in modern times,,,

having personally listened to a lecture given at Youngstown State University
by this prodigious law review author and Constitutional Scholar, its a joy
anytime to be able to post his work at the Midwest Center's site

The Lack of Accountability for the New York Police Department's Investigative Stops - Race, Racism and the Law

The Lack of Accountability for the New York Police Department's Investigative Stops - Race, Racism and the Law

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Saturday, November 10, 2012

New Public Forums / Seminars About to Happen

In the coming days, the Midwest Center is going to host several public forums regarding the background of citizens encounters with systemic civil liberties deprivations and pattern civil rights justice departments 14141 misconduct investigations.

The Midwest Center is going to joint host these forums along with the capable Prisoner Defense Logistics Center who will be presenting also on the issue of prisoner re-entry...and federal prisoner litigation support issues.

The first seminar will be presented before Christmas of this year.  Please stay in touch and keep focused.

Blogger: Select Blogs to Display

Blogger: Select Blogs to Display

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Charity goes after African rebel leader with ’KONY 2012’ video

Charity goes after African rebel leader with ’KONY 2012’ video


The Warlord of Africa's LRA ...the children's army ...so sick in nature the man deserves
the death penalty times ten and i'm an opponent of the same...

is finally being exposed World Wide....human rights world wide...that is

Sunday, January 22, 2012

ARTICLE: AN ALTERNATIVE REMEDY FOR POLICE MISCONDUCT: A MODEL STATE "PATTERN OR PRACTICE" STATUTE

ARTICLE: AN ALTERNATIVE REMEDY FOR POLICE MISCONDUCT: A MODEL STATE "PATTERN OR PRACTICE" STATUTE

this is one possible alternative and/or supplemental potential remedy that could help in the future with similar
such issues for the pattern and practice issues of modern policing
....

its not going to happen any day ...soon in this state, which is FOP HQ central....for the midwest

but, hopefully, ideas do matter

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Welcome to the United States Department of Justice

Welcome to the United States Department of Justice

Justice Dept announces formally....the Special Litigation Section
finds "Warren Ohio engaged in a pattern and practice of civil rights
violations of its citizens..."....eight years after the investigation was begun in Dec of 2004...and as they reference, "after a series of lawsuits alleging the same were filed in 2004..."...

Those lawsuits were filed by mainly this blog's and the Midwest Center's Executive Director...allegedy use of excessive force and
that the city had in fact, condoned a policy of such a pattern violation of civil rights violations among its citizens...at the administrative level of its operations including its Police Chief
and its Mayor

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Main Justice � Ohio Police Force Pledges Reform � Print

Main Justice � Ohio Police Force Pledges Reform

This is a unique finding for today's U.S. Civil Rights Division
and it speaks volumes since, they actually made a finding of
a historic pattern of civil rights violation among the citizens of Warren, Ohio ...

this is a very important finding...

it comes way to late for many of us who were stating this was the case
seven years ago...and sadly for many poor citizens and clients, who sued the city and yet were denied their full redress due to the serious recalitrant judge of Northeastern Ohio namely, one of them located in Youngstown's federal courthouse who became so hostile to the very idea of these kinds of lawsuits and who derided every solo lawyer starting w/ myself, who ever dared to bring such a lawsuit seven years ago, against this city..

That judge, a clinton appointee knows who he is and he ought to be the first one the U.S. Justice Department reviews in how he managed and processed these original "2004 civil rights lawsuits"

i managed to win three of these within two years and these cases were also vindicated and upheld at the Sixth Circuit Court of appeals...

yet, the pattern and practice issues was never allowed into the federal court justiciable resolution due to the recalcitrant Clinton appointees posture against the poor citizens claims which arose inside the City of Warren back seven years ago

this victory is a clear vindication of those clients assertions and claims and yet, too, it is a sad almost dark victory...since their claims were largely either settled or dismissed without any such final resolution of this very finding that is announced today by the Justice Dept lawyers...

these lawyers knew of my work and they were first clued into the serious depths of the problem in Warren by this author....in August of 2003.

This investgation was begun in December of 2004, in one of then AG John Ashcroft's last in office decisions before he resigned his position right after Bush won his 04 re election, a move that surpised even myself at the time as noted by the Cleveland Scene Magazine's side notes who said at the that time..."given what just happened w/ John Ashcroft announcing the DOJ investigation into the City of Warren, Ohio, Attorney Richard Olivito is now blowing kisses to him..."...and they had a small picture of me...on the side....

it was their way of reporting in typical sardonic style...important facts that they themselves had reported on..

Youngstown News, Feds, Warren OK police policy

Youngstown News, Feds, Warren OK police policy


this headline is rather seriously misleading...but its the content and
what the U.S. Justice Dept Civil Rights Special Litigation Chief said
about this "agreement" that is critical

And basically it confirms and validates everything i wrote and spoke and
ever litigated inside the U.S. Northern District Courts about the City of Warren's PD since 2003/4 thru the 2008...

"the city of warren maintained a pattern and practice of civil rights violations of excessive force against its own citizens"

that's an encore performance....thanku....and that isn't said arrogantly nor
off center...

its simply true and its what this blog was designed for in the first instance and why the Midwest Center exists