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No justice; no peace – police Officer Servin gets away with murder, disabled activist charged with felony battery for “touching officer’s ear”, innocent grandmother convicted of murder of officer while confused in a seizure after being battered by officer
Its time for Chicagoans to stand up against police, prosecutorial, and judicial corruption in consistent, constant, recurring, protests until the Cook County Board, Chicago City Council, the FBI and U.S. Attorney, Illinois legislature, and U.S. Congress change training and police, as well as judicial, oversight to remedy the following:
The killing of 22-year-old Rekia Boyd by off duty Chicago police officer Dante Servin when he shot backward over his shoulder towards a group of people is clear murder as well as is involuntary manslaughter because he clearly meant to shoot someone in that direction although he may not have meant to shoot Boyd specifically. So it is both a voluntary act of shooting someone without premeditation (murder) and an involuntary act of killing someone he did not specifically target. You can be sure that if he was a civilian he would have been charged with murder and there are examples of such in the Court Clerk’s records.
Cook County States Attorney Anita Alvarez knows this and purposely undercharged him in my opinion as she always favors the police and covers up for their crimes and errors. She was in charge of the division in the State’s Attorney’s office under SA Devine which was responsible for prosecuting government corruption for a decade and essentially shut down that office. She has for decades had a history of reckless disregard for the rights of citizens, which corrupt and incompetent officials have violated.
This blog and other blogs by me (Shelton – http://cookcountysheriffdeputies.wordpress.com and http://illinoiscorruption.blogspot.com , http://prosechicago.wordpress.com , http://chicagofbi.wordpress.com and http://cookcountyjail.wordpress.com) are devoted to uncovering and exposing the methods of incompetence and corruption and the systemic lawlessness of our injustice system in Illinois, particularly Cook County.
Alvarez at the same time has continued to systemically target me by prosecuting me for now nearly 40 cases of unlawful and unconstitutional arrests over the last 15 years in retaliation for being a whistle blower against corrupt judges and corrupt Sheriff staff and police officers from Chicago, Evergreen Park, and Oak Lawn. I mostly defended myself successfully but the two cases for which I was convicted are just unjust wrongful convictions or meatballs that stuck when the spaghetti plate was thrown. Three contempt convictions with a summary sentence of 16 months later changed to 12 months consecutive were clearly unconstitutional and malicious by Judge McHale. See here description and case law. One felony conviction for “bumping an officer with my wheelchair” causing an abrasion and resulting in a two year outrageous sentence was also unlawful, never happened, and due to falsification of records and perjury by Officer Anthony Salemi (see appeal here). The denial of appeal by the Appellate Court was unlawful and based on an ad hominem attack by Appellate Justice Levin that ignored the arguments and case law in appeal brief. See outrageous opinion here where Judge Levin quotes defamatory rumors about my behavior in courts, which have no basis – here). The misdemeanor conviction for “bumping an officer with my walker” was again perjury by Courtroom Services Deputy Sheriff Ateca. She lied and said I was sitting and pushed my walker against her causing no injury. She actually walked in front of me when I was walking to the elevator and slowed down suddenly so I would accidentally bump into her. The judge fixed the case by not allowing me to make my medication for pain, vertigo, and PTSD so that I was so distraught and unable to properly question the witness as my own attorney and too sick to testify so I chose not to that I appeared crazy to the jury and confused so they ignored me and convicted me. This was an unlawful trial as I was denied American with Disability Act required accommodations (medications) during my trial as well as access to my legal documents while jailed during the trial. It’s a violation of civil rights to impede a self-represented person from access to her court documents, pen and paper, during a trial.
There is a pattern of under-trained officers who disregard the rights of defendants and abuse the disabled, especially the mentally ill, as well as purposely lawless judges who cover-up for criminal acts of police, retaliate against whistle blowers, and are biased against poor and minorities or uneducated. The public defender’s budget is minuscule compared to the prosecutor’s budget so that the public defenders do not have the time or resources to properly defend anyone. The gun (officer’s weapon) used by Robin Johnson was not checked for her fingerprints and no medical experts or doctors were called as witnesses in her defense for example.
Judge Porter is a cunning politician who never should have found Servin not guilty of involuntary manslaughter, despite the lack of the more appropriate murder charge. I suspect that Alvarez and Porter conspired to do this so that Alvarez can say she charged him, but Porter would have an excuse to find him not guilty – thus protecting the officer.
Judge Gainer wrongfully convicted Robin Johnson of murder of an officer in 2013, when Chicago police committed perjury – they shot their own man, by illegally refusing to allow testimony that Johnson was in a standing seizure (confused), had a long history of such seizures that were not controlled well and was often found wandering at night at bus stops, had a grand mal seizure in her bathroom at home that morning, that it took five years pretrial while she was in jail to mostly control her seizures, that she had been repeatedly bashed while in a head lock against a bus by her head by the deceased officer, and Johnson had no experience with guns or training in attacking others or defending herself – so how does a 5′ tall grandmother with no criminal history disarm a 6′ tall seasoned Sargent and shoot him in the head – with a large gun that is really too large for her tiny hand to hold and handle this weapon while in a confused state of mind due to a seizure? She clearly could have no intent if she was in a seizure and confused so the charge is void and the public defender refused to argue this defense. The state had multiple videos but the moments where she allegedly held the gun were missing for “unknown reasons”! The gun was lost for a period of time, which per the U.S. Supreme Court decision means that the case automatically should have been dismissed due to tampering with evidence. The state made up a baloney theory that her motive was that she was an “angry person” out to kill a cop! They didn’t let her children (including a daughter studying to be an attorney) and grandchildren, relatives and friends testify that she was not a violent, aggressive, or “angry” person. Notably, Gainer should have recused himself because his close relative was former top cop in the U.S. – Terrance Gainer who had at retirement been Chief of the Capital police in Washington, D.C., had long record of being chief of several departments and president of the American Society of Police Chiefs! He is often “randomly” assigned to cases involving police officers as victims or plaintiffs by “coincidence.” She is now serving a wrongful life sentence while her husband is dying for something she didn’t do in order for Alvarez to cover-up the shooting of the officer by police. Johnson barely survived 22 wounds when officers arriving on the scene emptied their guns against her, even though by then the videos show her unarmed and down. That’s attempted murder.
The FBI and U.S. Attorney should arrest Servin for criminal violation of civil rights under color of law and convict him in that manner.
Mayor Emmanuel should denounce this officer and criticize Alvarez but he has no guts to stand for the right.
Supt. McCarthy should call the kettle black and fire Servin for official misconduct due to clear violation of his oath of office to uphold the law and control his gun.
For 20 years I have been supporting the minority populations in Cook County as a physician standing up for my patients in court when no other doctor would do so, writing these blogs to expose corruption and providing the FBI and U.S. Attorney information about corruption and abuse at the jail and in the courts. I won a suit for mandamus, in the public interest, against the Sheriff in 2004-5 for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by failing to accommodate disabled at courthouse entrances.
I have been repeatedly unlawfully arrested usually for trespass, resisting arrest, or battery of ONLY officers in courthouses usually with only police witnesses (!!) for falsely alleged “bumping them with my walker or wheelchair”, personally beaten by the Chicago Police and Cook County Sheriff staff, my mouth covered with duct tape during an asthma attack – which could have killed me except a Sgt. ordered it removed, my pony tail grabbed and my head banged against a wall despite major neck spine surgery – which could have caused death like with Freddie Grey, held on the floor by Correctional officers Ruiz and Levy and kicked with their boots (see pictures) and beaten by a Chicago Police Detention Aid Shell (see picture 1 & 2) for taking my medication for severe pain and vertigo after it was handed to me while in the police station during a release from unlawful custody, had my shoulder severely strained and mildly dislocated by Correctional officer Charles Johnson in Dec. 2006 confirmed by an orthopedic surgeon, been body slammed when C/O Johnson grabbed by handcuffed in front hands and swung them up and slammed me down against a row of chairs with arms causing contusions on my back especially near my surgery site – resulting in temporary paralysis and shock – then slamming me onto the floor where I laid outside the jail ER mocked by officers for hrs and temporarily unable to move without medical care – then a “nurse” looked at me and said nothing was wrong while ignoring the 5″ scar on the back of my neck from surgery, passed out from cardiac arrhythmia and severe neurocardiogenic syncope in the ER and ignored on the floor for hrs, suffered ischemia of the heart and a brief respiratory arrest when exposed to tobacco smoke in 2001 after a false arrest even though I told them I could not tolerate tobacco smoke – then when returned from the ER the medical staff failed to do the cardiac enzyme tests needed over 24 hrs to be sure I did not suffer a heart attack (I have the medical records), and finally I have been jailed for one year without bail for “touching an officer’s ear” during a PTSD flashback induced by Courtroom Services Sheriff’s Officers who misused information I gave to the Court Disability Coordinator Pacelli to trigger the flashback – then they failed to back off when I began to “misperceive ongoing events” crumbled to the floor and swung my hands around my head to block misperceived blows (due to flashback which is like reliving the nightmare in a daytime dream like altered state of consciousness) as well as grabbed out involuntarily to steady myself when pushed and picked up by them (due to my neurological disease and resulting balance issues). For more information see this link here.
Until justice is served, Chicago should have no peace.
“This is the first time I’ve ever seen (a) judge let a criminal go because he was improperly charged,” said Frank Chapman. “I have never seen that before,” confirming the intellectual, intentional misconduct of Judge Porter in refusing to convict on involuntary manslaughter because “it was voluntary” and he should have been charged with murder.
Chapman believes the state’s attorney’s office and the police department have too close of a relationship to look at cases like these objectively. They say Servin is the first Chicago police officer in 20 years to be charged with killing someone.
UPDATE: 3-14-15 Judge Wadas quashed all Shelton’s subpoenas for witnesses concerning Judge Cannon’s misconduct and bias. He then cut off Shelton’s argument for substitution of Judge Cannon for cause (inability to remember discussions with court disability coordinator, violation of bail law, violation of fitness law, violation of due process in pervasive fashion, ignoring higher court precedent, quashing Shelton’s subpoenas for witnesses and discovery of documents needed for defense, etc) and essentially summarily denied Shelton’s Motion for substitution of judge for cause.
Please standup for civil rights and against pervasive violation of due process, habeas, right to compulsory process, etc., and against excessive force, officer’s false statements, violation of Americans with Disabilities act against a person suffering from PTSD and appear at every court hearing and trial for Shelton – next court date April 16, 2015 room 506, 2600 S. California in Chicago, IL.
Dr. Linda Shelton is falsely charged with felony aggravated battery to an officer for “touching an officer’s ear” during a PTSD flashback in the courtroom, purposely triggered by officers, who were violating a court disability coordinator agreement not to trigger flashbacks and to back-off if one occurred; See: https://cookcountyjudges.wordpress.com/?s=court and https://cookcountyjudges.wordpress.com/?s=court
Come to court and witness argument and Judge Wadas’ decision on this motion Feb. 20, 2015, 2600 S California, Chicago, rm 502 at 10 am. Stand-up against judicial incompetence and violation of due process!! Dr. Linda Shelton has filed a motion for substitution of Judge Cannon for cause in her case. This is the initial summary in this motion. For full motion see: M for SOJ for cause 11-22-14 . For exhibits contact Shelton by email at email@example.com to arrange to view them or obtain copies. For information about Shelton’s case read the motion and/or read this blog post here.
- Judge Cannon, continually over two years, except for the ten months of her absence, has conducted this case with such overwhelming and pervasive violation of statutes, violation of due process rights, violation of constitutional rights, and biased as well as irrational statements that she cannot be considered to have the capability to proceed in a fair manner. Her recent statements are so full of falsehood and confabulation that a case can be made that she is not fit to serve on the bench and should be examined by a psychiatrist for mental disability.
- Judge Cannon’s inability to remember discussing ADA accommodations with Court Disability Coordinator (“CDC”) Milissa Pacelli, inability to understand that Elgin Mental Health Center never treated Shelton for a mental disorder and they found her fit, thus J. Cannon’s continued accusations of unfitness and need for psychotropic medications appear to be bias or confabulation, inability to understand that J. Reddick – in her absence – had given Shelton extension of time to subpoena communications between the CDC and Sheriff staff on Oct. 3, 2013 , confused and irrational statements about whether Shelton had any medical records or had ever been in the courtroom , false statements and pervasive violation of statutes and due process rights, and imaginary rulings by a judge who was never assigned and never appeared in this case, could either be knee-jerk confabulation due to early dementia or malicious misconduct. She has been very ill for months and it may be possible that she has not recovered sufficiently to continue as a judge or that she has unfortunately fallen into the depths of early dementia. The failure of the Assistant State’s Attorney and Assistant Public Defenders to step in and question her extreme, pervasive, and continuing statutory, constitutional, and factual errors is inexcusable misconduct.
 See transcript summary and transcript 11/14/14 pp 24-25 & CDC Pacelli Shelton emails 1-1-13 on Exhibit CD  See transcript summary and transcript 11/14/14 p 5 l 1-7, pp 24-25, EMHC Report of 10/31/13; letter from Dr. Galatzer-Levy; Report from Dr. Rappaport p 24 or Bates #1041; EMHC 10-31-13 report p 4 on Exhibit CD  See transcript summary and transcript of 11/14/14 p 3-4, 12 where J Cannon does not appear to understand the reason for and function of court disability assistance Jeff Gertie, and calls J Reddick’s orders a “civil case” ; Transcript 10/3/14 p 78-80 on Exhibit CD  See transcript summary and transcript of 11/14/14 p 20-22 on Exhibit CD  See entire transcript summary and all transcripts on Exhibit CD; See this entire motion. See transcript summary and transcript of 11/14/14 p 6 where J. Cannon states J. Wadas denied Motion for Substitution of Judge In April 2013, but J. Wadas never appeared on this case on Exhibit CD
Click here to download full motion: Motion to declare Illinois battery statute unconstitutional
This motion alleges that the Illinois battery and aggravated battery statutes are unconstitutional because (a) they are discriminatory and therefore violate the Americans with Disabilities Act, (b) they suffer from overbreadth thereby making innocent contact criminal, (c) they are vague and therefore subject to misuse and impossible to determine if an act is innocent or criminal, (d) they deny equal protection as there is no rationality as to how they are applied to protect the public interests concerned, and (e) they deny due process in violating the Proportionate Penalties Clause of our Illinois Constitution (they are cruel, degrading or so wholly disproportionate to the offense committed as to shock the moral sense of the community in alleging the same act and penalty for touching an officer’s ear [or even for touching an officer’s bullet proof vest with a piece of paper] as for beating an officer so bad he is in critical condition, stabbing a citizen numerous times with a knife, or making a bomb which explodes and harms a person). These statutes also violate the separation of powers clause in that they de facto give the judiciary the power to legislate, in that the judges, not the legislature decide what conduct is a crime and what sentence a person committing that conduct should receive, out of a vast array of possible conducts, which are both unintentional and intentional, depending upon whom you believe.
Mass support for Shelton in court and in letter writing campaign to stop retaliation against whistle blower
Encourage the press to cover this story of judicial bribery, judicial incompetence or maliciousness, wholesale violation of civil rights in Cook County Courts, and retaliation against a whistle blower.
Come to courtroom 506 2600 S California Ave, Chicago, IL, 10:00 AM on May 14, 2015 and every hearing date after this for case 12 CR 22504, where whistle blower and disabled defendant, Dr. Linda Shelton is on trial, having been illegal charged in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act for allegedly “touching an officer’s ear and pulling hair” during a PTSD flashback where she cowers, is confused, believes she is being beaten up, and swings her arms around her head to try and protect herself.
The officers were informed about her flashbacks and to “back-off” as recommended by her psychiatrist during the flashbacks until she “recovers her equilibrium”, but instead grabbed her, literally lifting her off the ground, and then when she touched the officer innocently, likely due to her medical problems including serious lack of balance and the PTSD, Sheriff staff took advantage of the vague and likely unconstitutional Illinois battery statute to charge Shelton with FELONY battery, which could carry a sentence of 3 to 14 years in prison.
For extensive details – Large federal pending habeas petition and 100s of pages of evidence of corruptio of the Sheriff staff and Cook County Court judges – read here
This is outrageous, immoral, and unconstitutional. A large grass roots effort is needed to challenge this outrage. The following is repeated on Shelton’s Facebook page here. Mass public pressure needed for justice and to fight government corruption and attacks on whistle blower.PLEASE WRITE THE SUGGESTED LETTER TO THE FOLLOWING OFFICIALS! You know that I expose corruption in Illinois and Cook County, particularly family, probate, and criminal courts, through my web sites including: https://cookcountyjudges.wordpress.com, http://chicagofbi.wordpress.com, http://illinoiscorruption.blogspot.com, and http://prosechicago.wordpress.com.
There has been a ten year attack against me in retaliation for above and I need public support in a huge way.
PLEASE WRITE THESE PEOPLE AND ASK THEM TO INVESTIGATE – SUGGESTED LETTER FOLLOWS:
Asst. US Attorney Zachary T. Fardon United States Attorney’s Office Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division 219 S. Dearborn St., 5th Floor Chicago, IL 60604 Phone: (312) 353-5300
U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division & Public Corruption Division 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Disability Rights – NYAV Washington, D.C. 20530
FBI,Special Agent in Charge – Chicago Robert J. Holley 2111 W. Roosevelt Road Chicago, IL 60608 Phone: (312) 421-6700 Fax: (312) 829-5732/38 E-mail: Chicago@ic.fbi.gov
Illinois State Police Hiram Grau, Director 801 South 7th Street Suite 1100 – S Springfield, IL 62703 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Senator Durbin WASHINGTON, D.C. 711 Hart Senate Bldg. Washington, DC 20510 9 am to 6 pm ET (202) 224-2152 – phone (202) 228-0400 – fax
Senator Kirk Washington, DC 524 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC, 20510 Phone: 202-224-2854 Fax: 202-228-4611
Congressman Lipinsky Washington, D.C. Office 1717 Longworth HOB Washington, DC 20515 P (202) 225 – 5701 P (866) 822 – 5701 F (202) 225 – 1012
And ask them to help me to make an appointment with an investigator in the FBI/US Attorney’s offices to file criminal complaints. I need mass involvement in order to obtain justice.
My property and home, as well as father’s estate for which I am trustee were all stolen to destroy me and shut me up as whistle blower. I live in Oak Lawn, IL.
SUGGESTED LETTER: Please help Linda Shelton to make appointments with the FBI and U. S. Attorney to deal with corrupt judges in Cook County, corrupt peace officers, numerous false arrests in retaliation for her whistle blowing and in violation of the American with Disabilities Act.
Her issues cross state lines and expose corruption at the highest political levels in Illinois.
She has helped many of us in exposing corruption in the family courts, probate courts, and criminal courts and now she needs our help!
She is disabled and her illnesses are making it harder for her to act alone.
The theft of her home and money is outrageous and was done by those who had her falsely arrested to get her out of the way so they could do their evil and illegal acts. The situation involves:
1) forgery and fraud upon the court in making a fraudulent deathbed trust. Illegal eviction without the sheriff using the Oak Lawn Police – who knew they could not evict without the Sheriff in an eviction case which was DISMISSED – while the eviction case was pending – now they won’t let her into her house without threat of arrest and are selling the house
2) Theft of her personal property and a $2 million estate for which she is trustee transferred to a person in New Jersey and to unscrupulous attorneys taking advantage of this mentally ill person in New Jersey to convert it to attorney fees.
3) Bribery of a probate judge to write an order saying they own the property and can evict her – when ONLY a forcible entry and detainer action can evict someone – or it is an unlawful lockout, breaking and entering, trespass, wrongful conveyance, theft, etc. The probate judge made orders in the probate case on the issue of a trust – which was not before him so he had no jurisdiction!!! This is criminal action by that judge.
4) False arrest for “touching an officer’s ear” during a PTSD flashback TRIGGERED PURPOSELY BY SHERIFF STAFF – thus a charge of FELONY battery to an officer where they are seeking a 3-14 yr sentence!
Shelton is disabled and had a court disability coordinator agreement that the officers would not use info given them to trigger a flashback and if there was a flashback, they would back off while Shelton was confused, cried, cowered and appeared terrified. Instead they grabbed her and carried her to jail, charging her with this fraudulent felony.
They are the criminals for violating the agreement.
Battery requires intent and they knew there was no intent during a flashback as she was confused and having an altered state of consciousness consistent with a flashback – where she relives in a dream like state attack against her by police where she went into a respiratory arrest.
She needs an officer to obtain search warrants and recover her property.
Can you ask the FBI and US Attorney to investigate and to assist as it involves a person in New Jersey – thus crime crosses state lines! Shelton has documentary evidence to prove all of the above.
Of course, the Oak Lawn police won’t arrest themselves.
THANK YOU TO ANYONE WHO WRITES, ATTENDS COURT HEARINGS, OR HELPS ME AND OTHERS FIGHTING COURT CORRUPTION IN ANY WAY!
Linda Shelton [ https://cookcountyjudges.wordpress.com/2013/03/13/ardc-claims-contributing-to-judges-campaign-committee-to-influence-a-decision-is-not-bribery-what-do-you-think/ ] [ https://cookcountyjudges.wordpress.com/2012/11/09/better-business-bureau-complaint-against-peck-bloom-llc-law-firm-and-judge-james-riley-for-corruption/ ] [ https://cookcountyjudges.wordpress.com/2014/05/11/shelton-wrongfully-jailed-for-one-year-recently-released/ ] [ http://chicagofbi.wordpress.com/2012/09/02/fbi-ignores-extensive-pervasive-greylord-like-corruption-in-the-circuit-court-of-cook-county/ ] [ https://cookcountyjudges.wordpress.com/2012/11/20/dishonorable-judge-peggy-chiampas-illegally-arrests-defendant-for-getting-sick-in-courtroom/ ] They also arrested her on an invalid warrant on a case she won the year before, despite her showing them the court order quashing the warrant! [ http://illinoispolice.wordpress.com/2012/07/11/oak-lawn-police-kowingly-arrest-shelton-on-invalid-warrants-in-act-of-criminal-contempt-of-court/ ] [http://cookcountysheriffdeputies.wordpress.com/2009/06/06/deputy-rebecca-doran-deputy-maureen-caliendo-sergeant-patricia-mccollum-assistant-chief-kevin-lyons/ ] Shelton’s Advocacy against corrupt county courts includes blog posts like this: https://cookcountyjudges.wordpress.com/2013/01/11/court-abuse-of-parents-and-children-in-child-custody-and-support-cases-please-contact-cook-county-board-now/ https://cookcountyjudges.wordpress.com/2012/11/26/u-s-supreme-court-approves-elimination-of-right-to-petition-for-habeas-corpus-right-to-have-witnesses-at-trial-and-other-constitutional-rights-in-cook-county/ http://prosechicago.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/cook-county-court-clerk-misconduct-and-incompetence-letter-to-cook-county-board-president/
Cook County Sheriff deputies have repeatedly falsely arrested me for bumping them with my walker or wheelchair or “attacking” them. I’ve been found not guilty in the past due to false charges: click here – now they are trying again!!
Please help support disabled whistle blower against police excessive force, provide publicity, show up in court, help find & fund attorney. Don’t let corrupt Cook County judge put an innocent disabled whistle blower in prison for 3-14 years for alleged act of “touching an officer’s ear” during a PTSD flashback purposely triggered by Cook County Sheriff staff & a corrupt Judge who want to shut up Shelton in order to take down this web site, prevent her from helping others abused by the state, and take down her prosechicago and other web sites exposing corruption among Cook County and IL state officials, as well as police and sheriff staff.
I am unlawfully charged with felony battery of an officer for “touching an officer’s ear” during a PTSD flashback purposely triggered by Cook County Sheriff officers in a courtroom and held in jail on unconstitutional “no bail” order for a year! Possible sentence 3-14 years! Yet officers throughout the country have not even been arrested for murdering unarmed men in the act of complying with police orders! We live in a totalitarian police state where officers get away with murder and whistle blowers like me are tarred and feathered for complaining about court and police corruption!PLEASE COME TO COURT AND PROTEST – NEXT HEARING May 14, 2015, 10 AM, 2600 S CALIFORNIA, CHICAGO, IL COURTROOM 506
I am a civil rights activist who has numerous blogs including this one and many of those listed in “links” on the right, where I document including with scanned in evidence corruption among Cook County judges, officials, and police, as well as Illinois officials. I have been associated with a group of pro se activists who help victims of court corruption learn how to defend themselves in that we have taught litigants how to navigate the law library, find statutes, find legal forms, find legal opinions and case law, as well as find examples of court motions, petitions, and other legal forms used in court. In so doing we have discovered that Cook County judges, often through incompetence and manipulation by corrupt senior judges & officials or senior officers motivated to defame litigants or whistle blowing defendants, routinely violate the law and help corrupt attorneys, court appointed guardians as well as counselors, and abusive officers steal estates from the elderly and those in bitter divorces as attorney and other fees, falsely vilify one parent so they lose custody and often even give custody to abusive parents, and defame defendants with frequently false charges fabricated by malicious ex spouses, greedy siblings in a rivalry over an estate, or civil rights activists like me, Sheila Mannix, David Bambic, Mic Gerhardt and many others who both help others navigate this mess and seek justice. The corrupt machine is at full force right now against me and others – especially in Cook County – in retaliation for complaining about this judicial corruption. In retaliation for my complaints about this and inhumane extensive civil rights and ADA violations at the Cook County jail, the Sheriff staff have fabricated another fraudulent criminal charge. Please help me by coming to court, writing letters, and speaking up. READ the following and the links so that you know what is going on or email me at email@example.com and ask questions.
United we stand; divided we fall. We can’t help those who need information, expose the corruption, and seek legislative solutions and investigation by the U.S. Attorney and the press if we are falsely convicted, medically neglected and abused, or defamed and ignored. Stop court abuse, false arrest, malicious prosecution, & abuse of PTSD victims PLEASE, write letters to officials, especially President of Cook Couty Board of Commissioners at the addresses listed in this post: here – you will also find a suggested letter.
Preckwinkle’s address is: Hon. Tony Preckwinkle, President Cook County Board of Commissioners 5th Flr 118 N. Clark Street Chicago, IL 60602
COME TO COURT TO SHOW THEM SHE HAS SUPPORT Support Shelton Next court date – 5/14/15 2600 S California Chgo rm 506 10 am NOTE: I have post-traumatic-stress disorder because I was attacked by officers
NOTE: All these false arrests and malicious prosecutions (of which I have already won >25 cases representing myself – in court termed as “pro se”) – are in retaliation for my complaints against corruption in the courts, Cook County and Illinois government and the Cook County Sheriff’s Department, for which I have about a dozen blogs where I post scanned in evidence of felony conduct of police, judges, and officials like IL Attorney General Lisa Madigan – this is one of several blogs you can find by clicking on links under “blogroll” at the right side of this page – for example: Pro Se Chicago , Cook County Sheriff Deputies , Chicago FBI, or Illinois Corruption.) I was recently released on bail, after one year in jail on an unconstitutional and illegal (IL Constitution Art. I Section 9 forbids no bail orders unless charged with murder or too dangerous to release – 8th Amendment to US Constitution forbids excessive bail) “no bail” order by corrupt Judge Diane Cannon, for a
fraudulent charge of felony aggravated battery to an officer – for allegedly knowingly “touching an officer’s ear and pulling her hair”.
I was only released because Judge Cannon is apparently ill and was replaced by Judge Reddick, who recognized that no bail was illegal and set a bail, though also illegal in amount and excessive. Possible sentence is 3-14 years as they can ask for enhanced sentencing because I was wrongfully previously convicted of “bumping an officer with my wheelchair” and sentenced to two years in prison! (The officer, Anthony Salemi, is now retired and living in Des Plaines, managing/owing condos was what I’ve heard – attacked me, falsified records, lied on the stand in an act of perjury after attacking in my cell four weeks after I won a suit for injunction against the Sheriff for not having a compliance plan with the Americans with Disabilities Act for courthouses. He has NEVER been arrested and the FBI has refused to investigate. The appeal of conviction was denied by a biased Appellate Court led by Judge Levin – who wrote the most abusive, defamatory, and inadequate opinion, essentially ignoring my appeal – available on scribd.com along with a copy of my appeal) This new incident is alleged to have occurred during a court hearing on Nov. 27, 2012 – where I was wrongfully on trial for “bumping an officer with my walker”! I have post-traumatic-stress disorder because I was attacked by officers numerous times and numerous times taken to emergency rooms where doctors refused to listen to me because I was in custody on bogus charges. ER doctors have extreme bias against anyone in custody and PRESUME you are nuts, addicted, violent, and nothing you say can be trusted. They PRESUME the officers word is gold. Therefore, officers abuse this and make up lies about detainees and always tell the doctors I am crazy and must be drugged so the doctors drug me without checking my medical history or talking to me. This is a crime for doctors to violate the IL Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code. Most anti-psychotic drugs and many sedative drugs cause me complications due to my many physical disabilities and idiosyncratic reactions to drugs. As a result the ER doctors with officers tying me down in four point restraints or holding me, ILLEGALLY have drugged me several times in ERs without any need to and have once caused me to go into respiratory arrest requiring resuscitation. Other symptoms that are so frightening as to cause flashbacks also have occurred. Officers have also beaten me viciously behind closed doors even in police rooms at hospitals because I was complaining. One officer with approval of his supervising officer wearing a hat with gold checkers cuffed my hands and ankles to a desk in the old Michael Reese hospital police room and got on his knee and pummeled me with his fists. Jail officers Levy (small black female), Ruiz, and Connally (sp?) held me down and beat me and kicked me with their boots (link to photos). One Chicago Police lock-up aide returned my possessions as I was being released, but then when I opened a pill container to take medication which was late, as they wouldn’t let me have it, grabbed me spilling the pills and called her colleagues who acted like thugs attacking me, then brutally beat me and re-arrested me and in addition made false claims that I attacked her!Shell battery photos Binder1 As a result, when police are aggressive against me, which is outrageous as I am a disabled individual who uses a walker, as well as a non-violent pacifist who never learned to fight and just cowers or waves my hands around my head trying to fend off blows, and when they tie me or cuff me down in 4-pt restraints for any reason, I go into flashbacks and think I am being tied down, injected, the doctors are refusing to listen to me, Salemi is choking me (as he did in 2005) and that I will die. I appear wide-eyed with fear, frantic, cower or wave my hands around my head, grab at things as I always feel I am loosing my balance – due to medical disabilities, and may even hide under a table or in a corner. I am not responsive to the environment as the environment becomes part of my flashback and I am confused. The only thing that should be done is to back-off and leave me alone until it passes as Dr. Robert Galatzer-Levy said in a letter you can read in following link. Psych Dr Galatzer Levy The Sheriff Staff in the courtroom had an agreement with the Cook County Court Disability Coordinator, Milissa Pacelli, that they would NOT use the information about triggers to my flashbacks to induce a flashback and if one occurred they would follow Dr. Galatzer-Levy’s advice and back-off. They did not do this!!! They instead induced a flashback and falsely charged me with felony battery, knowing that battery requires intent, and that there was no way I had intent to harm anyone (no one was harmed – the officer said she suffered pain or discomfort) or to in an “insulting and provoking manner” touch anyone, which is required for a conviction for battery, which is automatically upgraded to felony battery if the “victim” is an officer! This charge is grossly overused and cases are fabricated in this manner. We need legislation about this and the FBI and US Attorney to investigate these type of cases, which are common. Other charges that are abused by police and used to “stack” charges are resisting arrest – even if you’re spastic due to medical issues and twitch or shake like I do they use this for a charge of resisting arrest, trespass, and disorderly conduct.
If corruption in family courts described in this blog is not enough including diverting funds from VAWA and Social Security Title IV-D to enrich judges, court-appointed attorneys, and court-appointed evaluators, now ADA accommodations are also at risk in the courts, pro se litigants are being deprived of equal protection in the courts, and we are being thrown back into the stone age in Cook County by new rules from Chief Judge Evans. Please remember to demand fix to VAMA funding being diverted for corrupt purposes before passage. Many of our legislators are totally ignorant of what is actually happening with VAWA funds.
Chief Judge Evans enters order which prohibits cell phones in courthouses where criminal matters are heard is acting like Hitler.
Now defendants cannot contact their attorneys when their attorneys are late, cannot contact their families, cannot have their electronic calendars with them when they are representing themselves. The latest Illinois Supreme Court ruling requiring Court Clerks to allow the use of rolling scanning devices to allow persons to avoid huge page copy charges in the Clerk’s offices and in Court libraries are at risk with the bar on bringing in electronic devices. The disabled who need assistance of electronic devices will have to ask for special permission to bring them into court buildings including palm pilots and cell phones. Many disabled persons take public transportation and need to have cell phones with them at all times to contact their doctors or others for assistance. Now they will have to pay $3.00 to put them in tiny lockers at courthouses, but the courthouses don’t have enough little pay lockers to hold all the phones that people will have to lock up, that will no longer be allowed in courthouses.
In domestic and civil matters pro se litigants and their witnesses will be at a disadvantage. This applies in courthouses where there are eviction cases, divorce cases and every other kind of civil case.
If they ban pro se litigants from having these devices, then they should ban the attorneys and judges from having them too so pro se litigants are not at a disadvantage. If judges wants to go back to the stone age, then let everyone do this. Their computer system is already in the stone age so that it is impossible to query so that the courts can cover up their corruption!
Help make a massive protest about this!! Hitler reigns in Cook County. First the right to petition for habeas corpus has been denied, perjury by sheriff deputies is rampant, and my right to notice for a criminal trial, right to have dismissed legally insufficient complaints, right to speedy trial, right to compulsory process, and right to have access to my court file and pen and paper during trial has been eliminated – now this!! See my new post coming soon about my recent misdemeanor conviction where all these rights were denied!
Help spread the word!
Released On 12/12/2012
Chief Judge Evans December 17, 2012, interview with CBS 2 Chicago on cell phone ban.
Circuit Court of Cook County Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans today announced beginning January 14, 2013, the public will not be permitted to bring cell phones and other electronic devices into any Circuit Court of Cook County courthouse facility except for the Richard J. Daley Center Courthouse. The ban will affect only those courthouse facilities in which criminal matters are heard.*
- The George N. Leighton Criminal Court Building at 2600 S. California Ave., Chicago
- The Cook County Juvenile Center, 1100 West Hamilton Ave., Chicago
- The Domestic Violence Courthouse, 555 West Harrison St., Chicago
- The Second Municipal District Skokie Courthouse, 5600 Old Orchard Road
- The Third Municipal District Rolling Meadows Courthouse, 2121 Euclid Road
- The Fourth Municipal District Maywood Courthouse, 1500 Maybrook Drive
- The Fifth Municipal District Bridgeview Courthouse, 10220 S. 76th Ave.
- The Sixth Municipal District Markham Courthouse, 16501 S. Kedzie Parkway
- 5555 W. Grand Ave., Chicago (First Municipal District criminal branches 23 and 50)
- 2452 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago (First Municipal District criminal branches 29 and 42)
- 155 W. 51st St., Chicago (First Municipal District criminal branches 34 and 48)
- 727 E. 111th St., Chicago (First Municipal District criminal branches 35 and 38)
- 3150 W. Flournoy St., Chicago (First Municipal District criminal branches 43 and 44)
U.S. Supreme Court approves elimination of right to petition for habeas corpus, right to have witnesses at trial, and other Constitutional rights in Cook County
Today the U.S. Supreme Court denied my motion for rehearing of a petition for writ of mandamus against the Cook County Circuit Court, U.S. Supreme Court case number 11-10814, and Dishonorable Judge Peggy Chiampas. Therefore they have approved the following criminal acts done by Judge Chiampas which amount to violation of her oath of office and therefore acts of treason per U.S. Supreme Court case law and gross misconduct of a judge, as well as criminal acts of corrupt Sheriff staff including Assistant Chief William J. Nolan. When the high court refuses to hear a case, this act therefore upholds the acts of the court below that made the rulings which the litigant is challenging in the high court.
There is no legal right to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court or even the Illinois Supreme Court. The courts changed this right to by permission only. Even though the high court is the supervisor of all courts in the land, they are not required to do so. Therefore, in order to limit their cases to no more than about 80 per year out of about 6,000 to 8,000 submitted they ignore many cases where laws and the constitution are violated by police, lower courts, and officials.
American justice is therefore a myth.
If, as in Illinois the appellate court is corrupt and controlled by the corrupt officials then anyone who criticizes judges, police, or public officials will be made to lose their case regardless of the law. Any lawyer who supports them will have a difficult time making a living in Cook County. In Cook County the courts including the IL Appellate Court and the Federal District Court and 7th Circuit Court’s Chief judges as well as many other judges, and also the state’s attorney, U.S. Attorney, FBI Chicago Director and the Sheriff are controlled by a cabal of corrupt Democratic and Republican officials. These officials include:
1) the former Gov. of IL Jim Thompson who was also Director of the U.S. CIA oversight committee under Pres Bush I and a member of the 911 Commission under Pres Bush II, as well as the top corrupt official in the cabal;
2) IL Supreme Court Justice Ann Burke and her husband Chicago Alderman Burke – who requires that judicial candidates pay the machine $10,000 in order to guarantee their election by buying signs to post on property of state employees from the Sheriff’s and Secretary of State’s offices – thus forcing lawyers to contribute to the judges election campaign committee; forcing state, county and city employees in order to get promotions or keep supervisory positions or even keep a job to sell a certain number of fundraising tickets for election campaign committees; and ensuring that all contracts for government work include a bribe of 15 % of the amount the company earns into the campaign election committees for officials like Speaker of the House Michael Madigan and his daughter IL Atty Gen Lisa Madigan (who with two years in the peace corps and a few years as a State Senator certainly was NOT qualified to be the IL AG);
3)the Daley brothers – John a Cook County Board member who actually controls the County no matter who is the President of the Board, previously his brother Richard who was Mayor of Chicago, and their other brother who is Midwest Director of Chase Bank and that is why they now have the State contracts for processing property tax checks.
The cabal is now preparing to have Lisa Madigan run for Governor vs. the Daley brother to run for Gov. so they can keep tight reigns on the State as well as the county and the city. All other (“inherited Lordships”) elected positions in the Cook County Board, the City Council and State Government are controlled by the cabal so that only a handful of people run the State behind the scenes.
The agencies are controlled through their assistant directors who have been in their positions through several administrations and know the ropes and are controlled behind the scenes by Jim Thompson, the Burkes, the Daleys and other top dogs. They used to control things by taking out opponents with mafia operated machine guns. Now they take out opponents and whistle blowers with false criminal charges, defamation of character, and false allegations of mental illness.
The law firm of Vrdolyak and other mafia lawyers make sure everything is done right and none of these people can be directly tied to the corruption. For example, I was told through intermediaries that “if I paid $10,000 to Madigan (through their election campaign committee) then I could have a meeting with Michael Madigan and all my issues would be resolved. “Business” is conducted behind closed doors. I am being destroyed because of these blogs, my constant criticism and complaints about corrupt government over the past 10 years and my refusal to pay the bribe.
The machine is sort of like the story “Robin Hood”, with Jim Thompson being the evil king, States Attorney Devine now Alvarez being the high cardinal executioner, Sheriff Sheahan now Dart (the one that arranged for Obama’s election) being the evil Sheriff of Nottingham and enforcer of the evilo dictates of the King, and everyone else being an inherited Lordship that cow tows to the King’s whim. In Cook County no one gets on the Democratic ballot without Burke’s approval and Burke arranges for fake Republicans to run in a token manner. There essentially is no Republican party in Cook County any more.
Huge numbers of public employees in the Sheriff’s Office, the Secretary of State’s office and all state, county, and city offices are filled by relatives of elected and appointed officials. If the relatives pay their due into political campaign committees (which are also used to launder money from illegal activities) then they will get a steady job with a huge pension. That is partly why Illinois has one of the worst economies in the country with the highest pension debt! How Special! This system ensures a huge patronage army and is a system, along with the 15 % bribes required for government contracts that is called “pay-to-play”. Most government employees are expected to contribute 3% of their salary to election campaign committees. If you want to trace the corruption, you need to trace the family names of elected and appointed officials, the money trail through their campaign committees and the law firms, agencies, and phony foundations that donate to the campaign committees.
This is why we need term limits, transparency of all actions of the state, county, and city comptroller and treasurer, and public oversight, as well as appointed and not elected judges, appointed not by government officials but by committees of experts with term limits such as law school professors with foundation directors and randomly picked members of the public with at least a college education. I don’t believe our founding fathers understood how easy it would be to corrupt our government.
Please read about the following extensive felony criminal acts of Sheriff staff and judges against Dr. Linda Shelton in the following and here also as well as the criminal and unconstitutional acts of Dishonorable Judge Chiampas at the links in the end of this post:
1) Refusal for a court clerk to file or a presiding judge to hear a petition for writ of habeas corpus in a criminal case. This is the highest right a citizen has in the United States and this now has been eliminated in Cook County. (The right is found in the “Suspension Clause” of the United States Constitution) and the U.S. Supreme Court in a 2008 case called Boumedience v. Bush ruled that even prisoners at Guantanamo Bay have the right to have a non-attorney file a next-friend petition for writ of habeas corpus to have examined by a senior judge if they are being held legally with probable cause. Apparently they have these rights but I do not, nor does anyone who has been charged with a misdemeanor crime in Cook County!
2) Arrest of a defendant for getting sick in the courtroom. Refusal to write an order to force the Sheriff to allow an ill defendant to bring special food or drink into the courthouse or to be allowed to take necessary breaks during the trial, which are violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
3) Denial of speedy trial right under the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
4) Denial of right to compulsory process (Judge Chiampas refused to enforce my subpoenas for contact information from Court Clerk Dorothy Brown’s office for her employees who were witnesses in my favor) under the Sixth Amendment.
5) Denial of right to call witnesses who can impeach the state witnesses, including Kent Law School Professor T. Coyne, who witnessed Judge McHale violated my civil rights and jail me for filing a next-friend habeas petition (a legal act allowed by statute), especially as I filed one in 2009 resulting in his appointment by Judge Biebel as an attorney for the defendant Maisha Hamilton, who also has been falsely arrested in order to cover-up the corruption she is a witness to in Cook County and Illinois government. If you defame witnesses, they are useless against you!
Prof. Daniel T. Coyne also is a witness to the fact that a social worker (Robinson) at the jail called me and asked me to pick up the property of an inmate that was transferred (six bags). I came but could only pick up three so I came back a few days later and the jail staff refused to give me the other bags and arrested me for insisting that they cannot keep them and steal them. I then asked Mr. Coyne to pick up Maisha Hamilton’s other 3 bags of legal documents and he did. I then went and retrieved them from him.
Prof. Coyne, lied in the court today and told the judge that I didn’t ask him to pick up the bags or come get them from him. He apparently is working with these corrupt judges to defame and destroy me. Judge Chiampas then barred him as a witness and indicated she was barring all my witnesses. None of them showed up – they are sheriff staff and court clerk staff and have ignored my subpoenas. So the Sixth Amendment guarantee of right to call witnesses no longer exists in C[r]ook County for defendants that the judges want to destroy.
6) Denial of right to have an unbiased judge (Judges orders are void if they fail to transfer a motion for substitution of judge for cause [bais] to another judge). Judge Chiampas refused to do this for more than 5 months, then a corrupt junior Judge Edward S. Harmening denied this motion despite the above facts that cause Judge Chiampas to clearly be revealed as biased and violating the constitution against me. He apparently had his marching orders. She then quashed my second motion for SOJ also and it has not been transferred to another judge.
7) Denial of right not to be arrested and tried without probable cause. The charges against me are not legally sufficient. I am charged with trespass to real property which does not apply in a public building and the charge said I entered the Daley Center after being given notice by the owner or occupant not to enter. Yet the documents say I refused to leave the Sheriff’s office public waiting area where I went to complain that a clerk stole my personal court file. Therefore, the charge is not legal. Judge Chiampas is holding me for trial without probable cause a violation of the constitutiuon.
The second charge is disorderly conduct and again the charge is legally insufficient stating tthat I refused to leave the building. For a charge of disorderly conduct to be legal you have to claim the person disturbed the public order and name people who were doing something that was disturbed. They name no one so the charge is not legal and must be dismissed.
You can read more details about this in my U.S. Supreme Court pleadings at the end of this post.
Therefore, law does not apply in Cook County. The Constitution does not apply in Cook County. Judges are GOD in Cook County, can ignore law, make law, arrest you, convict you and jail you for doing legal things like asking for a supervisor at the Daley Center when a Sheriff staff member violates the law or complaining about harassment by corrupt officials or police. Police can arrest you without legal charges and get you jailed if they are mad that you are criticizing them or exposing their corrupt acts. Retaliation is encouraged. You have no rights in court in Cook County. Excessive bail is the norm so that the courts can rip off even innocent defendants. They keep 10 % of all bonds whether you are innocent or guilty no matter how large the bond, despite the fact it takes the same amount of work to process a $1 million bond (they keep $100,000 even if you are innocent) as it does a $100 bond (they keep $10).
The FBI, U.S. Attorney, State Police, Chicago Police, Chief Judge Timothy Evans, Presiding First Municipal District Judge E. Kenneth Wright Jr, Illinois Appellate Court, Illinois Supreme Court, Federal District Court, and now the U.S. Supreme Court condone the above. Therefore we live in a totalitarian police state and we have no recourse. The First Amendment right to redress of grievances no longer exists. U.S. Supreme Court rulings are toothless and the court refuses to enforce its orders or the Constitution.
This leaves us no choice but 1) suicide, 2) armed revolt (suicide by cop), 3) flee the country, or 4) kiss ass, shut up, do as your told and submit to the corruption while accepting crumbs. What will you choose when this happens to you?
I (Shelton) have appealed to the U.S. Attorney in Washington and several different divisions there, Congressment, Senators in Washington and Springfield, elite lawyers throughout the country, foundations including the ACLU, Constitution Society, etc., and hundreds of lawyers including the National Lawyer’s Guild to no avail. Several told me that they were threatened that if they help me they won’t have a job. Some told me the FBI has only 25 or so agents actually investigation government corruption throughout the country and they won’t prosecute any case unless the government can collect at least $20 million and there are no more than 3 offenders. Top dogs suggest that to make changes requires the help of the press and change can only be done through the legislature or Congress. Since the cabal controls Springfield, change requires federal intervention. I don’t know how much the Obama administration is beholding to the cabal but I do know that when Pres. Obama was a Senator he sat next to Lisa Madigan on the Senate Judiciary Committee. I believe to get real change we need several constitutional amendments including term limits and a rule that no more than a third of a body (house or senate) may include one profession such as lawyers. Right now the fox is watching the hen house.
The following documents give the evidence that proves the above:
Appendix (Exhibits) being scanned into computer – will add later
First supplement to Petition for Writ of Mandamus: http://www.scribd.com/doc/99850182/Supplement-to-Petition-for-Writ-of-Mandamus-to-U-S-Supreme-Court
Appendix (Exhibits) being scanned into computer – will add later
Appendix (Exhibits) being scanned into computer – will add later
2nd Supplement and its appendix being scanned into computer – will add later
Appendix (Exhibits) to SCR 44 Petition for rehearing being scanned into computer – will add later