"This is totally amazing!" -- Donald J. Trump.
January 13, 2017 at 1:32 P.M.
A package of documents, including the text that appears below, was sent by priority mail to:
Preet Bharara, Esq.
U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York
1 St. Andrew's Place,
New York, N.Y. 10007
Tracking No.; 9505 5121 7077 7013 0483 10.
Justice Barry Albin
New Jersey Supreme Court
P.O. Box 963
Trenton, N.J. 08625
Tracking No.: 9505 5121 7077 7013 0483 27.
January 6, 2017 at 1:44 P.M.
A package of documents, including the text that appears below, was sent by priority mail to:
The Embassy of Cuba
United States of America
2630 16th Street
Washington, D.C. 20009.
Tracking No.: 9505 5121 7078 0386 48.
A package of documents, including the text that appears below, was sent by First Class International Mail to:
200, Quai Charles De Gaulle
69006 Lyon, France.
Bill #: 840-51000050-3-1548161-2.
2nd Floor, Avenue De La Paix 7015
CH-1202 Geneva, Switzerland.
Fax +33 412 44 71 63.
December 16, 2016 at 2:07 P.M. I was unable to sign-in with my library card at computer number #2, Morningside Heights branch of the NYPL.
Evidently, some kind of computer crime disabled my library card. It was necessary for me to be issued a "guest pass" by the librarian.
Perhaps this was only a coincidence?
I cannot say whether I will have to go through this ordeal every day from now on.
The librarian kept my library card and has not returned it. The person with my card seems to have left the premises.
I do not know whether the card has now been "lost."
It is always possible that I will be prevented from writing further at library computers.
There is usually a surprise when I sign-in to any computer and some "adventure" to be endured before I reach these writings. Presumably, the computer warfare emanates from the same source in New Jersey. I look forward to meeting that person soon in a federal courtroom.
I will struggle to continue writing from some public location.
Having now reacquired my card, I have been told that, if this problem continues, it will be necessary to issue a new card to me with a different number.
Alternatively, I may have to receive a guest pass every day in order to write for about 45 minutes per day.
The guest pass and computer receipts for access under my personal library card -- access that was denied to me through computer crime -- will be forwarded to the U.S. Justice Department and Cuban Embassy as well as Interpol with the final essay that appears below and other attachments.
This text was defaced by Cuban-Americans in New Jersey as I posted a comment on the death of Fidel Castro.
I am required to continue stating that it is never certain whether I will be able to write from one day to the next, nor what damage may be done to these texts that are now circulating in many parts of the world.
I will disregard all threats against me.
No American officials, police, prosecutors, judges or journalists have responded to my communications at this time. It is unprofessional and unethical -- also dangerous -- for law enforcement and other government officials, many of whom are lawyers, to fail to respond or even acknowledge communications on important issues that contain allegations and evidence of serious criminal conduct. So many persons in the world do not merit the decency of basic recognition from U.S. law enforcement that I am flattered to be included among them. ("An Open Letter to Cyrus Vance, Jr., Esq.")
Anthony De Palma, "Fidel Castro 1926-2016: A Revolutionary Who Defied the U.S. and Held Cuba in His Thrall," The New York Times, November 27, 2016, p. A1.
Damien Cave [Marco Rubio] & Hannah Berkely-Cohen [Iliana Ros-Leghtinen], "A Generation Gap in Havana As Sorrow Faces Indifference," The New York Times, November 27, 2016, p. A1.
Lizette Alvarez [Lincoln Diaz-Balart and/or Bob Menendez], "Miami's Streets Fill With Songs and Reflection," The New York Times, November 27, 2016, p. A1.
Peter Kornbluth, "After Fidel: Castro Achieved Giant-Slayer Status," The Nation, December 19/26, 2016, p. 4.
Fidel Castro, The Prison Letters of Fidel Castro (New York: Nation Books, 2007), pp. 74-78.
Fidel Castro & Ignacio Ramonet, My Life (New York: Scribner, 2007).
At a very dark time in my life I found myself riding an empty subway car during an off-hour jaunt with an unlikely fellow passenger.
He was a young man exactly my age who, like me, had lost his father very early in life as a result of the identical historical events and tragedies which had largely determined his fate and mine together with the destinies of millions (if not billions) of other persons' lives in the world.
I also had the honor and pleasure on another occasion to meet that then still young man's mother who, despite her life-long beauty and extraordinary elegance as well as grace, was marked indelibly by the same terrible events in world history at whose center was the man who died on the day when I place these words on paper -- Fidel Castro.
The young man I met on the subway was John F. Kennedy, Jr. and his mother was, of course, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
We three and many others were placed -- involuntarily and unknowingly -- within concentric circles of historical obligation and entanglement by a notorious revolutionary in a tiny island nation that, at least for Fidel Castro's lifetime, was at the center of world events ... Cuba. ("Time to End the Embargo Against Cuba" and "The Winter of the Patriarch.")
Miami's wishes notwithstanding there is very little "indifference" to Fidel Castro's death.
The tears and pain in Cuban faces -- often very young faces -- happens to be genuine while the hostility and vulgar celebration in Florida is also real.
A man of strong convictions who leads a bloody revolution and fifty-year secret war against the world's reigning superpower (now in sharp decline) is unlikely to generate tepid responses at his death.
"What matters in life," Gore Vidal once said, "is not what others think of us, but what we think of them."
A typical and honest comment on Fidel's demise goes like this:
"Mr. Castro was perhaps the most important leader to emerge from Latin America since the wars of independence in the early 19th century. He was decidedly the most influential shaper of Cuban history since his own hero, Jose Marti, struggled for Cuban independence in the late 19th century. Mr. Castro's [and the Cuban people's] revolution transformed Cuban society and had a longer-lasting impact throughout the region than that of any other 20th-century Latin American insurrection, with the possible exception of the 1910 Mexican Revolution." (NYT, 11-27-16, p. A12.)
President Xi of China said "Fidel Castro will live forever" and that Mr. Castro is "a symbol of revolution"; President Putin called Fidel "a great leader" and insisted that he had been "a true friend of Russia in good times and in the worst periods"; and President Holland of France spoke of Dr. Castro's unique historical importance and called on the U.S. to end the illegal embargo.
Among many world leaders offering tributes to Fidel Castro upon the occasion of his death are Pierre Troudeau, various Latin American leaders -- including Ivo Morales of Bolivia -- and numerous Asian political leaders as well as Jacob Zuma of the ANC in South Africa along with most African presidents.
" ... 'From its earliest days, the Cuban Revolution has itself been a source of inspiration to all freedom-loving peoples[,]' Nelson Mandela said in a 1991 speech expressing gratitude for the role that Cuba played in providing material support to the anti-Apartheid movement. 'We admire the sacrifices of the Cuban people in maintaining their independence and sovereignty in the face of the vicious imperialist-orchestrated campaign to destroy the impressive gain made in the Cuban Revolution.' ..." (The Nation, 12-19/26-16, p. 6.)
Mr. Obama expressed, as I do, his condolences to the Cuban people even as I extend those condolences to Cuban-Americans who have suffered greatly as a result of the revolution who are now living in Miami or New Jersey and elsewhere in the world.
Mr. Trump, alone among world leaders, insulted Fidel Castro (or his memory) by describing the fallen leader as a "brutal dictator" and the "oppressor of his people."
I believe that insults should be reserved for the living who can respond to what we say. Anything else is cowardly, especially Bob Menendez-like behind-the-back smears, that Fidel (and I agree with him!) detested throughout his life. ("Menendez Blames Castro For His Prostitution Habit" and "Menendez Consorts With Underage Prostitutes.")
Fidel's achievements, on the one hand, and whatever human rights criticisms are offered against him, on the other hand, are now for historians to assess and evaluate.
I am told that Fidel and my father as well as others once fought-off a larger group of enemies with an exchange of gun fire. These two men -- who were once very close friends -- came to stand on different sides of Cuba's lengthy civil war, while never losing respect for one another, even as the ironies of history may well have placed Fidel Castro and me as well as many persons TODAY on the same side in the struggle for peace and a future of progress, cooperation, solidarity and mutual understanding between Americans and Cubans.
What better way to say farewell to Fidel Castro than with his own words in saying goodbye to Ernesto "Che" Guevara.
Guevara is alleged to have said on a memorable occasion to Fidel Castro, "this is called dialectics!"
" ... as fruits of that vigorous and profound intelligence, he left us an infinity of memories, an infinity of narratives that, without his work, without his efforts, might have been lost forever."
Fidel went on to say of Guevara:
"And if we speak of sorrow, we are saddened not only at having lost a man of action, we are saddened at having lost a man of exquisite human sensitivity, we are saddened at having lost such a mind."
Fidel Castro, "Che Guevara," in Revolution: Faces of Change (New York: Thunder's Mouth Press, 2000), p. 2.
The election of Donald J. Trump to the Presidency of the United States of America comes as something of a shock to me.
Morning-after doubts about the reality of the society I inhabit and love (even if I often no longer recognize many aspects of that society) has not helped me to sort out my feelings.
"Donald Trump's victory marks a thunderous repudiation of the status quo. The most powerful nation on earth has elected a real estate developer with no experience in government, a self-styled strongman contemptuous of allies, civil discourse and democratic convention. Barring a protean change of personality, Mr. Trump's victory appears to represent a challenge to the Western democratic model."
"A Repudiation of the Status Quo," (Editorial) Financial Times, November 9, 2016, p. 10.
As I entered the subway this morning, I saw a large obscene message concerning Mr. Trump scrawled on the subway stairs.
A sign in Pennsylvania said: "Black lives don't matter and neither does [sic.] your votes."
I am sure that we may expect great violence and dissension in the weeks and months ahead. Protests have already spread throughout the country and to many parts of the world.
Many persons already express feelings of distress and fear at the danger to themselves and family members posed by the Trump regime.
Women and persons of color will become more scarce in television news programs and government agencies.
The "white anger" we hear so much about will be countered by the anger of others.
America's continuing civil war in the courts, legislatures, and executive offices of the land may well worsen.
There is widespread mortal terror in the world about what Mr. Trump will do to immigrants, women's rights, persons of color, and to the most unfortunate among us to say nothing of what will happen to the environment.
Mr. Trump's prospective energy czar has expressed the opinion that "climate warming is a myth created by China."
Mr. Trump's likely Secretary of State and, indeed, the president-elect's foreign policy seem to be largely controlled by Mr. Putin.
Concentration camps with pleasant names ("Trump Hotels"?) are not unlikely. I am among those likely to be sent to such a prison.
"What, then, are the prospects for a Trump presidency? The optimistic view is that the mean-spirited, Muslim-baiting candidate will transform once inside the White House. Such a change looks improbable, at this stage. His temperament may not allow it. He can also argue, justifiably, that his tactics, however outrageous, won him the presidency. He had a chance to pivot toward a more responsible middle ground after the Republican convention and he chose not to do so."
There is only one conclusion from the point of view of European and other friends of America:
"Mr. Trump might nevertheless reflect that his victory does give him a second chance. He has to pick a team to carry out his agenda. He must work with Congress, notably Paul Ryan, the House Speaker, whom he has regularly derided. Mr. Trump prides himself on understanding the 'Art of the Deal.' He must realize that the business of government cannot be driven by personal feuds. Politics in a democracy is the art of compromise." (FT, 11-9-16, p. 10.)
I said before the election (and I continue to believe) that Mr. Trump is unqualified and unfit to be President of the United States of America at this crucial and dangerous moment in U.S. history.
With recent events in Italy hinting of that nation's possible departure from NATO; the UK's ongoing "brexit" nightmare; and Turkey's "defection" to Moscow -- Russia seems to be the dominant power in the Middle East as well as in Central Europe to the delight of our newly-elected president and Exxon's C.E.O. The murder of a Russian diplomat in Turkey and Ms. Merkel's troubles after the terrorist incident in Berlin are adding to the uncertainty and extreme danger that we face and that Mr. Trump's team only dimly apprehends.
A majority of my fellow citizens agreed with me about Trump's unfitness and voted against Citizen Trump in the general election.
This popular majority made no difference to the electoral college victory which is entirely fair under our laws and well-established historical practices.
What is most frightening about the Trump victory is that it is not fraudulent, but reflective of the powerful tendency towards fascism and cheap populism in the U.S. political system.
Mr. Trump's electoral defeat of Secretary Clinton must be accepted and honored by all democrats (and Democrats) regardless of whether we agree with the so-called "choice" made under the relevant legal process.
We see a nation in which white "blue collar" workers and rural families fear a "take-over" of "their country" that is "invaded" by persons from other places and "brown people" born here who, nevertheless, can never be considered "real Americans" by such people.
The same white Americans -- for the most part -- are consumed by passionate hatred for the bien pensant media commentators who presume to instruct them on the state of the world while assuming a "holier-than-thou" political correctness that can only be described as moronic.
Sadly, I tend to agree about the hypocrisy of such chi-chi people.
Does this hostility to drinkers of designer water help to explain why 53% of white women voted for Trump?
Donald J. Trump ("The Donald") has tapped into these seething hatreds that are found just under the surface of "our" bogus national identity and make-believe cordiality at the office or school, and/or in the public squares of the nation -- hatreds which often conflict with people's class interests.
It is tragic that the socialist idea of "class interests" cannot be allowed by the notorious 1% of the population to take root in America.
Hypocrisy has come to define America's claim to be a "gorgeous mosaic" and a "multicultural paradise."
We are a tribalized and balkanized society where persons of different races, ethnicities, religions and genders are at one another's throats because the sense of a common interest and national identity has been lost or no longer exists (if it ever did exist).
"You get yours; I'll get mine." This pleasant sentiment has become a national slogan.
Mr. Trump may well discover that it is one thing to fuel the fires of sectarian hatred and quite another to put them out when you suddenly require cooperation from political adversaries -- like Mexicans (or all Latinos) and women -- in order for your policies to be effective.
Walls to keep people out may end by imprisoning all of us within our hatreds and fears producing lethal consequences for an irreversibly globalized economy and the geopolitical reality of festering conflicts in the Middle East and elsewhere that escape all attempts at geographical and cultural limitations by any single nation.
The world is a more complex place than Mr. Trump's rhetoric and intellect can possibly comprehend.
We are heading for a catastrophe as a people.
The world will share that catastrophe with us and (perhaps) the sufferings of others will be far greater than our own because of Mr. Trump's obvious incompetence and narcissism.
We must face the fact that a nation capable of electing an African-American Chief Executive is still incapable of accepting that a woman -- who is clearly the more competent, intelligent, educated and prepared person for a position of great responsibility -- should earn the opportunity to serve in that position even when a white male desires the job.
America has some growing-up to do on gender issues and equality for women.
Terror at these developments has already produced a plunge in the stock markets and value of the dollar.
Uncertainty and instability in financial markets will increase in the short term because of Mr. Trump's victory that may well become America's defeat.
More economic harm is to come because of what is already being called America's version of "brexit."
The faces of persons in Mr. Trump's home city reflect this unprecedented fear and defensiveness, especially among the elderly and persons of color, young women and the poor.
Increased military preparations have been detected on the borders of many nations. (Please see the quote by Iran's leader found in the same issue of the Financial Times whose editorial I have used extensively in this essay.)
There are already threats from numerous terror groups (domestic and international) that must be taken seriously because they are quite real.
Do we feel "safer" with Mr. Trump as our next president?
Hillary Clinton was never more magnificent than in her elegant and brief concession speech.
Mrs. Clinton explained eloquently that women must not allow themselves to believe that the glass ceiling will never be broken nor should we accept that women are sub-humans and/or second class citizens without the EQUAL right to aspire to (and/or to hold) the highest offices in the land.
Mrs. Clinton further noted that no nation can live at peace without allowing for the development of the talents of every person EQUALLY with the talents of the most fortunate and privileged members of society.
Mrs. Clinton concluded with great sadness, dignity, and poise that America is a nation of laws in which the will of the people must be honored and the rule of law accepted in the absence of fraud. I concur.
We must hope that Mr. Trump will be successful for all Americans.
We must also facilitate the peaceful transition of power from one administration to the next without abandoning our never-ending struggle and hope for freedom, justice, and the EQUAL protection of the laws.
I congratulate Republicans on this electoral victory.
Another essay with one hundred sources attached detailing the putrid corruption and incompetence of New Jersey's failed courts and government will be added below as I await a response from the U.S. Justice Department and F.B.I. to my communications.
As the world darkens with president-elect Trump's arrival in Washington, D.C. and upon the world stage, I cannot know whether political interference will result in undermining or shutting-down a Justice Department investigation into matters raised by me. It is also never certain, as I keep emphasizing, whether I will be able to continue writing online.
I have yet to hear from any person (or media outlet) contacted in the U.S. about these matters.
The essay appearing below will be sent to Interpol along with other recipients.
American businesses and concerns continue to be damaged, internationally, merely on the basis of deepening fears of a Trump administration. Economic harm has slowed down, but is continuing to be seen on a global level.
Attempts to print this text resulted in the scrambling of the sentences and paragraphs due to computer crime.
A copy of the damaged printed text along with further indications of the computer crimes to which these writings are subjected will be sent to the U.S. Justice Department with the final version of the essay.
Martin Wolf, "Never Say Die," Financial Times, Arts Section, November 9, 2016, p. 10. (Review of Wolfgang Streech, How Will Capitalism End? Essays On a Failing System London: Verso, 2016. This book is uncanny about anticipating phenomena like the election of Mr. Trump along with the rise of far-Right candidates in Europe.)
Kate Zernike, "Jurors Convict 2 Christie Allies in Lane Closings: Guilty of All Charges -- Both Vow to Appeal, Governor Again Says He Had No Role," The New York Times, November 5, 2016, p. A1.
Isabel Vincent & Aaron Short, "President Trump: Chris Crossed [sic.] Off List -- Doomed by Bridgegate Shame, Insiders [Say]," New York Post, November 13, 2016, p. 4.
Brent Johnson & Matt Arco, "Christie Concedes Lane Closings Hurt His Standing: Governor is said to have 'drifted' from Trump, with his further role unclear," The Star-Ledger, November 8, 2016, p. 1.
Henry Fountain, "A Climate Contrarian Will Change Energy Policy in a New Administration," The New York Times, November 12, 2016, p. A10.
Emma G. Fitzimmons, "Federal Investigation of New Jersey Transit Finds Numerous Safety Violations," The New York Times, November 5, 2016, p. A16.
Joseph Goldstein, "Ex-Suffolk County Police Chief Is Sentenced to 46 Months," The New York Times, November 9, 2016, p. A22.
Patrick Healy & Jonathan Martin, "Trump Triumphs: Outsider Mogul Captures the Presidency, Stunning Clinton in Battleground States," The New York Times, November 9, 2016, p. A1.
Ira Iasebarshivilli, Ming Zing & Chelsey Dulaney, "Markets Jittery in Early Results," The Wall Street Journal, November 9, 2016, p. C1.
Rachel Rosenthal & Ming Zing, "Stocks Plunge, Bonds Rally on Trump," The Wall Street Journal, November 9, 2016, p. C1.
"NEWARK -- A federal grand jury convicted two former allies of Gov. Chris Christie on Friday of all charges stemming from a bizarre scheme to close access lanes at the George Washington Bridge to punish a New Jersey mayor who declined to endorse the governor's reelection."
The crucial consideration in light of recent events in Mr. Trump's transition team that has decided to exclude Christopher Christie from power is emphasized, unknowingly, in the Times article:
"Though only the two defendants, Bridget Anne Kelly and Bill Baroni, were tried in the so-called Bridgegate case, the scandal surrounding the lane closings in September, 2013 left Mr. Christie deeply wounded. It helped cripple his presidential candidacy this year and tarnished his reputation as a key surrogate in Donald J. trump's presidential campaign."
The reason for the exclusion of Mr. Christie from the prospective Trump presidential administration is not primarily personal hatreds -- nor hostility to Mr. Christie based on his prosecution as U.S. Attorney of any particular defendant -- but a surprisingly sensible concern on the part of Mr. Trump's advisers to avoid a politician associated with public lies, corruption, the willing sacrifice of underlings to the authorities in order to escape his own liability, to say nothing of Mr. Christie's affiliation with America's most failed jurisdiction.
The stench of corruption now clings to anyone or anything from New Jersey like white on rice.
This is further evidence that Mr. Christie's political career -- at least at this time -- appears to be over.
Governor Christie's dismissal also suggests a wise concern to exclude someone from a new administration who can only bring trouble in his wake.
The Trump White House is already embattled and would prefer to wage its own struggles rather to have new wars to contend with as a result of a single appointee's "baggage."
Mr. Christie's handling of Bridgegate indicates that he will not be a very good leader in a crisis. It is likely that Mr. Christie will merely compound difficult matters by lying and covering-up evidence of a crisis. ("New Jersey's Office of Attorney Ethics" then "John McGill, Esq., the OAE, and New Jersey Corruption" and "New Jersey's 'Ethical' Legal System.")
New Jersey's now well-known methods of dealing (or not dealing) with political or legal troubles are not wanted by Mr. Trump.
It will be a very long time (thankfully) before any politician or judge from the Garden State is appointed to a position of national responsibility:
"Testimony at the trial indicated that Mr. Christie knew about the lane closings as they took place causing major traffic jams at Fort Lee, New Jersey, over five days, and that he was clearly involved in covering up the plot [emphasis added] even as he continued to insist -- as he did again after the verdict was announced -- that he knew nothing about it until months after it was over."
To allow Mr. Christie to join the Trump administration is to invite a Watergate-like political scandal six months down the road.
If Mr. Christie was comfortable lying to reporters and residents of New Jersey there is little doubt that he would lie to Mr. Trump and America if necessary.
Mr. Christie is an "ethical member of the New Jersey Bar Association."
I am surprised and gratified to find Mr. Trump making the right decision for himself and for America on this difficult issue. According to the far from liberal New York Post.
"Tensions had been building for weeks between the two men, with some Trump insiders questioning Christie's loyalty in the last month of the campaign, when it looked like Trump would lose."
I agree with the Trump team's conclusion regarding Mr. Christie.
"Some close to Trump [Giuliani?] regarded the New Jersey governor [as] a 'stupid thug who really needed to go,' the transition team told the Post."
Matt Appuzzo & Mark Landler, "Trump Selects Loyalists On Right Flank to Fill National Security Posts: Strident Team of Like Minds," The New York Times, November 19, 2016, p. A1. ("Mr. Trump is moving quickly to realize his campaign's promise of a nation that relentlessly enforces immigration and drug laws; views Muslims with deep suspicion; second-guesses post-World War II alliances; and sends suspected terrorists to Guantanamo Bay or C.I.A. secret prisons to be interrogated with methods that have been banned as torture." Changes to my blogger dashboard not desired or created by me and, apparently, also not the work of google or blogger have appeared. I will do my best to continue writing while ignoring the nonsense. "C.I.A. Lies and Torture.")
Claude Brodesser-Akner, "Legislators Seek $1 Million Refund Alleging Law Firm Conflict," The Star-Ledger, November 17, 2016, p. 1. (No comment on Mr. Mastro's "conflicted" representation of Chris Christie and New Jersey's taxpayers, but a decision by Ms. Weinberg -- I wonder what name you gave to Marilyn Straus, Ms. Weinberg? -- and others to obtain $1 million from Jenner & Brock, Esqs., not Mr. Mastro's firm, while replacing the Jenner firm as "Special Counsel." "New Jersey's Politically-Connected Lawyers On the Tit" and "New Jersey Lawyers' Ethics Farce.")
"'We Need to Move Forward in New Jersey,' Sweeney and Others Say Christie Impeachment is Unlikely," The Star-Ledger, November 17, 2016, p. 1. (Mr. Sweeney comments on "Bridgegate exhaustion" that will allow Mr. Christie to escape all legal consequences for his actions even as the lives of others -- such as Bridget Anne Kelly? -- may be destroyed. "Corrupt Law Firms, Senator Bob, and New Jersey Ethics.")
Jerry Marlon, Karen De Young and Greg Miller, "Trump Rejects Reports of Chaos: In Tweets, He Reads News Stories, Says Transition is Going 'Smoothly,'" The Star-Ledger, November 17, 2016, p. 1. (Despite the continuing protests and disaster at "Hamilton," Mr. Trump seems very focused on implementing his far-Right agenda. Millions are frightened about the prospects for the next four years, or more. Protests are planned across the U.S. and Europe.)
Thomas Moriarty, "Alleged Bomber Indicted in N.Y., N.J.," The Star-Ledger, November 17, 2016, p. 3. (Ahmad Khan Kahime arraigned for bombing and attempted bombings. It is likely that more attempts at terrorist actions in New York will be launched from New Jersey's immigrant communities.)
Kevin Shea, "Swastika Spray-Painted on County Park Trail," The Star-Ledger, November 17, 2016, p. 22. (No doubt a Donald Trump supporter expressed his opinion by spray-painting a Swastika on local walls along with a pro-Trump message. Other such incidents have taken place in New Jersey. Curiously, many prominent Jews support Mr. Trump and the far-Right ideology that leads to such charming expressions of solidarity. Mr. Yudin? Mr. Kushner? I am sure that President Obama is right on the need for U.S. participation in the Iran deal and that Mr. Netanyahu as well as his surrogates, like Boris Epstein, Esq., are mistaken in wishing to see the U.S. opt out of this arrangement with Iran that involves 13 other countries. Mr. Trump may have to be instructed on this issue. Much will depend on who does this instructing. Mr. Putin? Mr. Netanyahu? "Terry Tuchin, Diana Lisa Riccioli, and New Jersey's Agency of Torture.")
Claude Brodesser-Akner, "As Mistrial Sought, Deliberations Proceed: Judge Refuses Defense Request to Reinstruct Jury -- Report: Legal Fees to Cost You Another $1 Million," The Star-Ledger, November 4, 2016, p. 1. (New Jersey taxpayers continue to pay for Mr. Christie's efforts to intimidate Fort Lee's mayor.)
Craig McCarthy, Myles Ma & Steven Stirling, "FBI Agents Seize Records Tied to Prison Program: Raid focuses on city's use of funds to rehab building," The Star-Ledger, November 4, 2016, p. 1. (Corruption in Paterson, New Jersey is mirrored by F.B.I. investigations in several North Jersey towns, allegedly, including Union City and North Bergen, New Jersey. "Is Union City, New Jersey Meyer Lansky's Whore House?" and "North Bergen, New Jersey is the Home of La Cosa Nostra.")
Bob Gordon, "N.J. Transit Must Answer Questions About Its Safety Record," (Op-Ed) The Star-Ledger, November 4, 2016, p. 4. ("Sleep Apnia" is not a very plausible explanation for New Jersey Transit's recent troubles. Corruption, incompetence and possible organized crime influence have been attributed to New Jersey Transit. The conductor's decision to accelerate speed prior to entering the Hoboken station was not taken by a person asleep, but the failure to remember that action does reveal hypnotic suggestion or other manipulation. Perhaps they do not wish the public to know of such concerns.)
Claude Brodesser-Akner, "Lesniak Pressures AG for Special Prosecutor: Independence Needed to Handle Criminal Complaint Against Christie," The Star-Ledger, November 8, 2016, p. 15. (The criminal complaint filed against Mr. Christie will not get very far without "impartial" investigation and prosecution. The governor's Attorney General, Mr. Chiesa (or is it Mr. Porrino this week?), will probably not take the necessary actions in "good faith" as required by his oath. Hence, the matter will probably go away for Mr. Christie. It now appears that a Superior Court Judge -- Republican from Bergen County -- denied the need for a Special Prosecutor. Not surprisingly, the judge deciding this issue is alleged to have "affiliations' to Mr. Christie. )
Star-Ledger Wire Serives, "Ouster Tied to Christie Feud: Insiders Say Bad Blood With Trump's Son-In-Law Hobbling Effort to Staff Critical Jobs," The Star-Ledger, November 16, 2016, p. 1. (The power struggle between Jared Kushner and Chris Christie resulted in the banishment of Christie. Right decision. Absurd suggestions about indicting Hillary Clinton have, rightly, been put to rest. Many far-Right politicians -- including Chris Christie -- are far more deserving of indictment than Mrs. Clinton could ever be. These political hacks will be protected by this new presidential administration. I am always comforted by the thought that the next Secretary of Defense is a man known as "Mad Dog." Such a person is bound to be responsible about the use of military power in the world.)
S.P. Sullivan, "Christie's Day in Court: Wait until next year," The Star-Ledger, November 16, 2016, p. 3. (The CRIMINAL complaint filed against Mr. Christie and making its way through the courts in New Jersey will have to be delayed until next year. Without a Special Prosecutor it is likely that the citizen-complainant will be lost in the legal shuffle. Mr. Christie is likely to dodge another bullet. Perhaps Mr. Christie's stroll on the high wire is a request for punishment.)
Michael Term, "Ex-Lawmaker Indicted for Coffer Dipping," The Star-Ledger, November 21, 2016, p. 11. (The indictment of former "law-and-order" Republican Congressman Aaron Shock -- is this a "nice Jewish boy"? -- for dipping into campaign funds and outright thefts from constituents to whom he sold "access" to political big shots is yet another example of the hypocrisy often detected among our Republican friends. Mr. Shock is a distinguished member of the bar in Illinois who is moving to New Jersey, allegedly. Mr. Shock will fit right in to the Garden State's legal profession and politics.)
Paul Berger, "PA Bus Terminal Feud Gets Personal," The Record, November 21, 2016, p. A-1. (Cuomo and the PA Chairman square off over the desperate need for a new facility at Times Square in Manhattan. 300,000 persons fight their way through a great morass and confusion at the PA building in midtown to get to and from work every day, mostly coming from New Jersey. New York's Governor, correctly, sees a need for improved facilities whereas New Jersey officials fail to see a chance for theft from such improvements and, hence, fail to see a need for any improvements at 42nd Street.)
Alex Napoliello, "Cop, Former Officer Charged in Plot to Torch Captain's Home," The Star-Ledger, November 21, 2016, p. 3. (Many cops in New Jersey adopt the methods of the persons they arrest. The troubled Edison Police Department features a number of officers who think it makes sense to burn down a fellow officer's home with his family in it in order to make a point about displeasure with promotions and assignments, or "discipline" at work. This is what I describe as "poor judgment" in law enforcement that reminds me of cops from North Bergen and Union City who went after me because they did not like losing criminal cases against my clients. Much the same seems to be true of "William B. Ziff, Esq." and the OAE which is experiencing "denial" about its own lack of ethics and losing a very public argument with me. Grow-up and deal with this situation, New Jersey: "New Jersey's Office of Attorney Ethics" and "John McGill, Esq., the OAE, and New Jersey Corruption.")
Justin Zaremba, "Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Contact With Teens," The Star-Ledger, November 3, 2016, p. 24. (Colin Bolger was charged with sexual contact with numerous teens, but he will not go to prison. He joins the ranks of fellow child sexual abuse "enthusiasts" in the Garden State. Many such persons are found in law enforcement and New Jersey's soiled legal profession in my opinion.)
Jessica Mazzola, "Complaint: Retired Firefighter Sent [Child] Porn," The Star-Ledger, November 3, 2016, p. 24. (Donald M. Jervis of Bloomfield -- a town I know well -- possessed, possibly created and distributed child porn in New Jersey. Police officers and others may have been among the fellow creators of such material. "Edward M. De Sear, Esq. and New Jersey's Filth" and "Neil M. Cohen, Esq. and Conduct Unbecoming to the Legislature in New Jersey.")
"Mr. Trump's Tangled Web," (Editorial) The New York Times, November 17, 2016, p. A30. (Conflicts of interest, business entanglements, lies -- all are alleged even before the new president is sworn-in. No tax returns have been disclosed. An interview at the Times by Donald J. Trump is scheduled for November 22, 2016 to set everyone straight on these issues. Somehow, I doubt the questions will go away. Having read Mr. Trump's interview at the Times, I find that the old issues remain and new ones have arisen.)
John Brennan, "American Dream Bond Sale Delayed, but Official Expects Closing This Month," The Record, November 3, 2016, p. L-1. ($800 million for the mafia to build an "invisible" mall is still in the cards in New Jersey. As Mr. trump would say: "totally amazing.")
John Seasly, "City Attorney in Hackensack Agrees to Quit: Council Faults Handling of Zisa Issue," The Record, November 3, 2016, p. L-2. (Alexander Carver, Esq.'s "connections" to Mr. Zisa resulted in the city kicking $29 MILLION Zisa's way, allegedly, probably for a little something coming back under-the-table to Mr. Carver and others. Mr. Carver is on the ethics committee in Bergen County.)
Samantha Marcus, "[N.J.'s] Public Employee Pension Fund is Weakest in U.S., Report Says," The Star-Ledger, November 3, 2016, p. 11. (More trouble for New Jersey's pension funds where money seems to have gone missing yet again. The absent governor seems not to care.)
Sheri Fink & James Risen, "Suit Aims to Hold Contractors Accountable for C.I.A. Torture," The New York Times, November 28, 2016, p. A10. (American psychologists and medical professionals -- like N.J.'s notorious and sadistic "David" -- specialize in so-called "touchless torture" techniques facilitated by lawyers falsely claiming that torture is, or can be, legal. These ostensibly "ethical" legal and medical professionals are now being sued for the damage they have done to many people's lives.)
Zhao Huanxin, "China Has Lost a 'Great' Friend: Xi Praises Fidel Castro, A 'Much Loved Figure' for Chinese People," China Daily, November 28, 2016, p. 1. (Rare and sincere praise as well as respect from China for one of the great revolutionary and controversial figures of contemporary history.)
Herb Jackson, "State Dems Lending Support: Party Leaders Backing Menendez Despite Corruption Charges," The Record, November 28, 2016, p. A-1. (N.J. Democrats "stand behind" Bob Menendez as "one of our own." Do New Jersey Democrats "favor" bribery and corruption? The same Democrats are secretly contending to take Menendez's place in the Senate if "good-old-Bob" is convicted in federal court as now seems likely.)
Susan K. Livio, "Doctors Lose License Over Sex Abuse Claims," The Star-Ledger, November 1, 2016, p. 4. (Raja K. Jagliani, M.D. and Jadan H. Abbasi, M.D. -- the latter from Clifton, N.J. -- lost their medical licenses because of sexually abusing patients. These physicians say: "It's the Jersey way!")
Thomas Moriarty, "Kickback Scheme Lands IT Contractor Probation Sentence," The Star-Ledger, November 1, 2016, p. 16. (Retha Renee McCoy agreed to a guilty plea on public corruption charges before Judge Jose Linares -- who is, allegedly, a big Fidel Castro fan -- in federal District Court without mentioning the names of all the politicians she dealt with in New Jersey. I believe that the sentence in this matter of public corruption is "non-custodial.")
Justin Zaremba, "Ex-Teacher Guilty in Sex-Harassment Cases 'Stripped' [As It Were] of License," The Star-Ledger, November 9, 2016, p. 20. (Jason Fennes, 42, of Cranford, New Jersey, former 1st grade teacher who sexually assaulted numerous girls, has lost his teaching license and may be forced to become an attorney in New Jersey.)
Justin Zaremba, "Ex-Teacher Loses License Over Child Porn Charge," The Star-Ledger, November 9, 2016, p. 20. (Nicholas Schumacher, 31, of Randolph, N.J. lost his teaching license for DISTRIBUTING child porn from his home and, possibly, from schools. Many lawyers have done the same and faced few consequences: "Menendez Consorts With Underage Prostitutes" and "Menendez Blames Castro For His Prostitution Habit" then "Senator Bob, the Babe, and the Big Bucks" and "Was Menendez Bribed to Get a Visa For a Croney?" and "Illegal Payments to Bob Menendez" then "Does Senator Menendez have Mafia friends?" and "Neil M. Cohen, Esq. and Conduct Unbecoming to the Legislature in New Jersey.")
Molly Henessy-Fiske, "Activists Blaming U.S.-Led Coalition for a Strike That Killed 20," The Star-Ledger, November 20, 2016, p. 7. (U.S.-led forces have engaged in bombing missions that continue to result in the killing and wounding of civilians -- mostly children -- in Syria near the rebel stronghold of Raqqah. These heinous human rights violations have been countered by U.S. claims concerning the absence of free speech in Cuba. Ethics?)
Nicholas Kristoff, "Mothers in Prison: 'Prison got me sober, but it didn't get me anywhere,'" (Op-Ed) The New York Times, Sunday Review Section, November 27, 2016, p. 1. (The U.S. has the largest women's prison population in the world as well as the most deplorable human rights record with regard to women inmates: rapes, physical abuse, failures to provide adequate medical treatment, or food, for pregnant inmates and/or women with children who are deprived of maternal rights that are protected in most First World societies. The situation of American women prisoners is an issue that the U.S. has claimed to deal with at the international level, but the nation has failed to establish that improvements actually have been made. Most of the women currently incarcerated in America may be released without any increased risk to the public. Will Mr. Menendez and other Cuban-American politicians concerned, allegedly, about the "human rights" of prisoners in Cuba join me in expressing equal concern for the human rights of prisoners in America? "Justice For Mumia Abu-Jamal" and "So Black and So Blue in Prison" then "Abuse and Exploitation of Women in New Jersey.")
Matt Apuzzo & James Risen, "Plan to Review Waterboarding Faces Obstacles -- A Trump Campaign Vow -- Return to Torture Tactics Would Set Off Legal and Moral Fight," The New York Times, November 29, 2016, p. A1. (To endorse torture, again, in violation of international and domestic law to say nothing of well-established U.S. ethical practices, will set a dangerous precedent in the world and can only lead to new barbarism that will end in the torture of Americans.)
"Threatening Cuba Will Backfire," (Editorial) The New York Times, November 29, 2016, p. A26. (Cuba's response to Mr. Trump's "threats" will be to renew their fifty-year assertions about self-determination and autonomy. The great progress that has been made under President Obama may well be squandered because of a foreign policy of sound bites leading observers throughout the world to conclude that there is no continuity in American foreign policy nor adherence to principle. This will make nations reluctant to rely on any American president's representations or offers in the future.)
S.P. Sullivan, "Courts Prep For 20,000 DWI Challenges: Special Judge Requested to Handle Cases After Officer is Charged With Tampering," The Star-Ledger, November 22, 2016, p. 15. (After the FALSIFIED drug cases, bogus DWI matters, along with who knows how many attorneys and others damaged by OAE frauds involving the crimes of "David" and John McGill, Esq., together with more cover-ups by New Jersey authorities in all of these matters, it is impossible to say how many persons lives have been devastated by such criminal frauds and continuing cover-ups on the part of the state's officials and judges as well as cops. Each day that a cover-up continues increases the suffering of many innocent victims. "Have you no shame Mr. Rabner?")
"Troubling Pick For National Security Adviser," (Editorial) The Star-Ledger, November 22, 2016, p. 16. ("Trump's selection of an Islamophobe as his chief adviser suggests that campaign promises to restore torture, expand surveillance and challenge civil liberties will not only escalate hostility against Islamic radicalism, but Islam itself.")
AP, "Feds Target Sleep Apnea Testing for Train Operators: Hoboken Engineer Said to Have Illness," The Record, November 22, 2016, p. A-3. (The "sleep apnea" explanation is absurd according to many experts.)
Joe Malinconico, "Paterson School Official Quits Her Job: Leaves $148,000 Post After Report Showed Lack of Qualifications," The Record, November 22, 2016, p. L-3. (So many teachers in New Jersey lie about their credentials. What is your opinion Maria Martinez?)
Kimiko De Freytas-Tamura, [Jennifer Shuessler] "Wish of a Girl, 14, to be Frozen Is Granted by British Judge," The New York Times, November 19, 2016, p. A7. ("During the last months of her life, a terminally-ill 14-year-old British girl made a final wish. Instead of being buried, she asked to be frozen so that she could be 'woken up' in the future when a cure was found [for her illness] -- even if that was hundreds of years later." Please see: "Law and Literature.")
Mark Di Ionno, "Child Sex Abuse Case at Pingry is Typical, and That's a Shame," The Star-Ledger, April 8, 2016, p. 3. (Developments in December, 2016 suggest that this article was prophetic as the first court appearances are scheduled there appear to be new allegations of sex assault at the elite prep-school. " ... up to 14 people have come forward to make 'similar' allegations.")
Ben Horowitz, "EMT's Sex Assault Case Moves Ahead: Former Ambulance Squad Captain Also Charged With Child Endangerment," The Star-Ledger, July 19, 2016, p. 21. (Colin Steele, 29, allegedly assaulted a 17-year-old cadet. It now appears that this was not an isolated incident.)
S.P. Sullivan, "3 Plead Guilty in Auto Scheme: Group Ran $1.4 Million Scam With Luxury Cars," The Star-Ledger, July 10, 2016, p. 9. (Evidently, state officials were assisting with documents for the stolen vehicles. Shockingly, there were "connections" between these offenders and local officials. Is there a state investigation of these "connections"? Or will the matter be ignored without federal intervention?)
Ben Horowitz, "Town Pays $30,000 to Ex-Worker Who Says He Was Ordered to Rig Test Results," The Star-Ledger, July 20, 2016, p. 16. (As with many state inspectors and officials responsible for protecting the public, corrupt politicians may force the falsification of results in order to serve polluters and their "friends" at the cost of the people's health and welfare. "Does Senator Menendez have Mafia friends?" and "Corrupt Law Firms, Senator Bob, and New Jersey Ethics.")
Jeff Goldman, "Ex-School Worker's Wrongful Firing Suit for $50,000," The Star-Ledger, July 20, 2016, p. 16. (Denise Hannan, 38, of Neptune was fired for becoming pregnant. Others may be fired for supporting a candidate whom legal officials dislike or voicing disfavored opinions.)
Tim Darragh, "Recent Sweep of Sex Offenders Found 24 Missing," The Star-Ledger, July 21, 2016, p. 6. (Most sex offenders required to register under "Megan's Law" bribed their way out of the system and were not located where they ostensibly should be found. Networks of "fellow enthusiasts" in New Jersey, often in police and prosecutors' offices, will no doubt be of assistance also for a small fee. Does it still require a $15,000 to $25,000 "contribution" to buy a judgeship? It may be easier and cheaper to simply buy the judge. These are the people who tend to disapprove of my ethics. Perhaps some of the "missing" child offenders will be found among the members of New Jersey's judiciary. "John McGill, Esq., the OAE, and New Jersey Corruption" and "New Jersey's Office of Attorney Ethics.")
Ben Horowitz, "Ex-Educator Pleads Not Guilty in Sex Case," The Star-Ledger, July 21, 2016, p. 15. (A former assistant principal at Roxbury high school, Roger Schensider, 56, of Rockaway Township faces two counts of aggravated sexual contact with a minor. "It's normal in New Jersey!" -- child molesters explain -- perhaps accurately.)
"GOP Platform Spurns LGBT Community," (Editorial) The Star-Ledger, July 21, 2016, p. 22. (Sorry, Rachel Maddow. Mr. Trump is not your friend.)
Steve Strunskey, "Former Priest Faces Criminal Probe in Sex Abuse Case, Victims [sic.] Group Says," The Star-Ledger, July 21, 2016, p. 24. (Rev. Michael "Mitch" Walters is yet another accused child molester and priest seemingly sheltered by N.J. authorities who knew of his activities.)
Justin Zaremba, "Doctor Allegedly Falsified Medical Insurance Claims," The Star-Ledger, July 21, 2016, p. 24. (Usually doctors and lawyers -- Dr. Bercik? -- are partners in defrauding insurance companies. Mr. Ginarte and Herb Klitzner, I am sure, can shed some light on these matters.)
Tom Haydon, "Mother Gets 45 Years For Killing Daughter, 8, Abusing Girl's Siblings: Justice Meted Out After 'Depraved' Acts," The Star-Ledger, July 28, 2016, p. 12. (Krisa Kris, 34, alleged lesbian, will spend 45 years in prison for engaging in New Jersey's favorite pastime. Does this kind of incident explain Mr. Trump's hostility to gays and lesbians? "New Jersey Lesbian Sends Nude Photos to Minor" and "Jennifer Velez is a Dyke Magnet" then "Diana's Friend Goes to Prison" and "Trenton's Nasty Lesbian Love-Fest!")
Colin Moynahan, "Landlord Brothers Admit to Waging Eviction Campaign," The New York Times, November 30, 2016, p. A21. (Joel Israel and Aaron Israel pleaded guilty to driving out rent-regulated tenants. Friends of yours, "David" and Ms. Weinberg?)
S.P. Sullivan, "Head of School Board Had Child Porn: Panel's President Charged With DISTRIBUTING Videos of Sexual Abuse Online," The Star-Ledger, August 24, 2016, p. 1. (Philip C. Henly, 67, is accused of possessing and distributing videos of prepubescent girls being forcibly sexually assaulted by adult males [and females] ..." "New Jersey Welcomes Child Molesters" and "New Jersey is the Home of Child Molesters.")
Sarah Maslin Nir, "Finding Hate Crimes on the Rise, Leaders Condemn Vicious Acts," The New York Times, December 6, 2016, p. A21. (Mr. Trump's election has given a license to extremists or white nationalists and other racists to spew their hatred. A New York policewoman -- who happened to be a Muslim -- was accosted by self-styled "Trump supporters" who were arrested by the "victim" of their drivel and threats. Many persons who refuse to be victims will remain fighters against hatred.)
Alan Blinder, "Mistrial Declared for South Carolina Officer Who Killed Unarmed Black Man," The New York Times, December 6, 2016, p. A13. (I cannot believe that anything but racism explains the mistrial in the matter concerning Michael T. Slager who murdered a "black man" -- as opposed to a man -- running away from him and was captured on video doing so. It is precisely the humanity of the African-American victim that the police officer in this case still cannot appreciate or why -- if he really did feel threatened! -- a person running away from someone pointing a gun at him for a minor traffic offense would be deemed "dangerous" by the culprit holding the weapon. Does skin color alone make a person "dangerous" in America?)
John Brennan, "Group Asks Delay of Bond Issue: American Dream $1.5 BILLION Deal is Challenged as 'Shell Game,'" The Record, September 7, 2016, p. L-3. (The American Dream scam is described as an "illegal shell game" which has now come down to $800 million in government bonds for an invisible shopping mall in the age of Internet sales. This would add to the $5 billion already vanished in this mafia scam once supported by Senator Menendez. "Senator Bob Says -- 'Xanadu and You Are Perfect Together!'" and "Joe Ferreiro Convicted.")
Ted Sherman, "List of Names to Stay Secret: U.S. Appeal Court Rules Against Releasing IDs of Unindicted Co-Conspirators," The Star-Ledger, September 8, 2016, p. 1. (A second attempt to gather further information concerning these persons by journalists looking into what is now a historic public scandal in New Jersey, about which citizens have a right to know, may succeed where previous efforts have failed since the Bridgegate trial is finally over.)
Justin Zaremba, "Six-Figure Settlement in Priest Sex Abuse Case," The Star-Ledger, September 8, 2016, p. 3. (A man identified only as "John Doe" alleged in court papers that he had been sexually abused by "Father Inghilterra" of the Trenton Diocese. The victim has now received a six-figure settlement. Several more such lawsuits are making their slow way through the New Jersey legal system along with more of the boy scout suits and criminal actions. "Have you no shame Mr. Rabner?")
Jeff Goldman, "Man Who Duped Investors of $1.5 Million Gets 46 Months," The Star-Ledger, September 8, 2016, p. 18. (William J. Wells, 43, stole $1.5 million from "chumps" and spread some money around among N.J. judges and politicians. Thank goodness for N.Y.'s U.S. Attorney because nothing would have happened in New Jersey where most of his victims were located and where the culprit once established a presence. There is even a good chance that I will someday receive a response to my communications from the U.S. Attorney. Attempts to look into the politicians who were "friends" of this defendant have ended in nothing.)
Brent Johnson, "Christie Says Report of Friction is 'Fiction,'" The Star-Ledger, September 9, 2016, p. 5. (Allegations of "friction" bordering on a physical confrontation between Mr. Christie and Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn may help to explain Trump's ouster of N.J.'s governor in November of 2016.)
Spencer Kent, "Jury Picks to Begin for 4 Edison Cops in DWI Retaliation," The Star-Ledger, September 12, 2016, p. 3. (A North Brunswick cop issued a DWI ticket to an Edison cop whose buddies and he, the drunk driver, then decided to go after the officer who presumed to issue the ticket. Michael Dastro, Victor Aracena, William Gesell and Brian Favreto are more like North Bergen cops going after persons they dislike because they do their jobs. "North Bergen New Jersey is the Home of La Cosa Nostra" and "Organized Crime Group in New Jersey's State Police.")
Matt Arco, "Gov.'s Email Habits Likened to Clinton's: Lawyer Says Christie Acted Similarly," The Star-Ledger, September 13, 2016, p. 3. (On the day Mr. Christie complained of Ms. Clinton's email practices it turns out that he had engaged in the exact same practices even as Mike Pence has now "deleted and removed" emails and hard drives from his state government computers as departing Indiana governor. Hypocrisy from the G.O.P.?)
The Washington Post, "Christie Hits Rare Depths in N.J. Polls," A.M. New York, December 7, 2016, p. A3. (" ... just 19% of New Jerseyeans approve of the job Christie, a Republican, has done, while a whopping 77% disapprove." New Jersey's people despair of controlling corruption and ineptitude as well as organized crime's influence in their politics and court system revealing the highest levels of frustration and depression at the public institutions and legal profession of their jurisdiction in the entire United States of America. Even such dismal assessments by New Jersey's residents are "optimistic" by comparison with the level of ethical devastation of the Garden State seen by many observers from other places.)
Herb Jackson, "RNC Chair Christie? Five Things Affecting Trump Pick: President-Elect is Only Arbiter of New Jersey Governor's Fate," The Record, December 8, 2016, p. 3A. (Is there anything that Mr. Christie will not do for a job in the Trump White House? RNC Chairman will not happen because Christie has too much baggage. What's next? Federal dog catcher?)
Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, "Study: Health Law Repeal Risks 30 Million Uninsured," The Record, December 8, 2016, p. 9A. (Republicans seem to prefer 30-to-40 million uninsured to saving Obama Care. N.J. and N.Y. will be very hard hit by the repeal of legislation aimed at providing some coverage for the poor and blue collar workers, including white working class voters who opted for Trump and are about to get screwed.)
John Bacon, "Man's Family Still Expects Justice: Jury Fails to Convict Officer," The Record, December 7, 2016, p. 6A. (Walter Scott's attempt to run away from a gun-wielding assailant -- who happened to be a cop -- was deemed sufficiently "threatening" by at least one juror to excuse the cold-blooded murder of Mr. Scott. To claim that race is irrelevant to this outcome is absurd.)
Todd South, "Alleged Brothel King 'Enforcer' Faces Murder Charges," The Record, December 7, 2016, p. 4A. ("A 27-year-old New Brunswick man has been charged with racketeering and murder for his alleged role in a criminal enterprise that brought immigrants to the country illegally to work in brothels and retaliated against rivals, authorities said." Wilmer Chavez-Romero, a Bob Menendez supporter I am sure, has contributed to making New Jersey the leading jurisdiction -- "Jerseydiction"? -- in America for sex-trafficking, child sexual-abuse and -porn, enslavement of women, and related forms of corruption which could not thrive as they do without judicial and police "cooperation" to say nothing of the "assistance" of politicians like Senator Menendez.)
AP, "Court Rules Against Menendez [Again?]: Upholds Decision to Let Case Proceed," The Star-Ledger, September 15, 2016, p. 3. ("A federal appeals court refused ... to dismiss corruption charges against U.S. Senator Robert Menendez." A pending second indictment against Mr. Menendez and the U.S. Supreme Court's refusal to come to his rescue are all factors leading to an increased sense of despair among the senator's loyalists as well as more efforts to harm me and obstruct my writings coming from New Jersey. I wonder whether Mr. Menendez can explain the silence from U.S. sources at this time? Perhaps we will meet, finally, in a federal courtroom, Senator Menendez?)
Dave Hutchinson, "Whistleblower Wins $75,000 Lawsuit From New Jersey School District," The Star-Ledger, September 15, 2016, p. 18. (Further "shenanigans" in the Somerset School District disclosed by a fired whistleblower has resulted in the recovery of $75,000 by that former official who had been deemed "unethical" before his court victory. I am also "disclosing" corruption and cover-ups in the Garden State's legal ethics establishment.)
Fausto Giovanny Pinto, "Lawyer Allegedly Practiced With a Suspended License," The Star-Ledger, September 26, 2016, p. 7. (Jay Lazerwitz, 58, friend of "David" and Ms. Weinberg, was among my critics and is now facing indictment after misappropriating $500,000 from Latino and African-American clients as well as fellow Jews even as he continued to practice law without a license in order to scam more money. The OAE was not sufficiently worried about Mr. Lazerwitz to use torture and hypnosis against him? Is this tolerance due to the fact that Mr. Lazerwitz is a "nice Jewish boy"? "John McGill, Esq., the OAE, and New Jersey Corruption" and "New Jersey's Office of Attorney Ethics" then "New Jersey's Legal System is a Whore House" and "New Jersey's Feces-Covered Supreme Court.")
Fausto Giovanny-Pinto, "Man is Charged With Sex Assault of Girls," The Star-Ledger, September 22, 2016, p. 6. (Marco Antonio Portillo, 37, was charged with 1st degree aggravated sexual assault and other charges for his actions against 9-year-old and 12-year-old girls. Bail was set at $250,000 no 10%. Mr. Portillo allegedly complained: "What's the big deal everybody does it New Jersey!")
Salvator Rizzo, "Jersey Judge is a Rebel With a Cause: Justice [Barry] Albin Says His Many Dissents Help Over the Long Run," The Record, September 26, 2016, p. A-1. (The next time I send out a package of materials pertaining to these matters I will be sure to include Justice Albin on my mailing list. The positive publicity must have cost him a few dollars. Perhaps Mr. Albin will be able to "front" this matter for Stuart Rabner who may be caught in a conflict of interest that Mr. Rabner has tried to cover-up over a period of years? Fine by me, Mr. Albin.)
"Christie's Priorities: There's Always Talk Radio," (Editorial) The Record, September 21, 2016, p. A-9. (The failure to deal with my situation in what is now an international scandal concerning New Jersey's legal corruption, lack of ethics in the legal profession, failed judiciary and inept cops has come to define N.J. lawyers, including Mr. Christie, as a disgrace to America. No one is capable of telling me the truth in this matter. No one wants to face me in connection with this outrageous and evil nightmare. Like the proverbial deer in the headlights New Jersey remains frozen as the situation declines, or worsens, by the day.)
"Christie's Veto of Solitary Confinement Bill is Senseless and Cruel," (Editorial) The Star-Ledger, December 8, 2016 and online http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2016/12/christies_veto_of_solidarity-bill-is-sen.html#incast-river-index.
The Star-Ledger has disappeared, mysteriously, from newsstands at the Port Authority terminal.
I will try to access the newspaper online:
"Gov. Christie's unreasonable veto of a bill imposing humane limits on the use of solitary confinement was curiously crabby, and exceptionally divorced from facts."
"Solitary [confinement of inmates] for extended periods" has been held to constitute psychological torture and is outlawed in civilized countries adopting UN Human Rights laws, including the U.S., which has sponsored applications of such legal protections in other countries:
"He railed against its sponsor. Sen. Ray Lesniak (D-Union), for what Christie called, among other things, 'an ill-informed, politically motivated press release' that 'seeks to resolve a problem that does not exist in New Jersey.' ..."
The reality is very different:
"This problem absolutely exists in New Jersey, and the government is simply deluded to deny it. But first why the angry attack [by Christie on Lesniak]?"
The answer to this question is the most disturbing aspect of the governor's decision:
"It may have something to do with another unrelated bill Lesniak is sponsoring which would appoint a Special Prosecutor to examine the governor's misbehavior [emphasis added] in the Bridgegate scandal. For that, Christie called him a 'lunatic' and 'a crazy quack.' ..."
Is this behavior by Mr. Christie "ethical" for a member of the New Jersey Bar Association? ("New Jersey's 'Ethical' Legal System.")
"Mr. Christie's Defense of Solitary Confinement," (Editorial) The New York Times, December 12, 2016, p. A20. ("Civil rights watchdogs properly criticized New Jersey for resorting to euphemisms like 'disciplinary detention' to mask a practice that remains a reality for far too many state prisoners." Mr. Christie can only further tarnish his already soiled reputation by defending a practice that is universally reviled in the civilized world as a form of torture that is utterly barbaric.)
Mark Mazetti & Eric Lightblau, "C.I.A. Judgment on Russia Built on Swell of Evidence," The New York Times, December 12, 2016, p. A1. (Mr. Trump has set a remarkable precedent by tacitly approving of a foreign country's tampering with the U.S. electoral process by way of computer crime. Also, Mr. Trump's rejection of the spy agency's most confident judgment in the matter in favor of a foreign government's denial of the accusation is unique in American history.)
David E. Sanger & Scott Shane, "Russian Hackers Acted to Aid Trump, U.S. Says," The New York Times, December 10, 2016, p. A1. (G.O.P. data was protected and not revealed by the Russians. There was an obvious effort to help Mr. Trump in the election while hurting Secretary Clinton. This conduct suggests that there was good reason for the Russians to fear Mrs. Clinton's election and seek the victory of Mr. Trump that had little to do with U.S. interests in the geopolitical struggle against Russia in the Middle East and elsewhere. I do not fault the Russians for pursuing their national interest. I am astonished, however, at any American president's -- or president-elect's -- triviliazing of such a blatant violation of American sovereignty.)
Maggie Haberman, "A 'Tough-Minded' Trump Looks Beyond Loyalists for Cabinet Choices," The New York Times, December 10, 2016, p. A15. (Mr. Christie, now rejected as attorney general, will serve as an unofficial "adviser" to the Trump White House. Mr. Christie is still facing criminal charges in his own state and is at 22% popularity in polls and dropping. New Jersey's governor is the perfect person to advise Mr. Trump on how to fail as a chief executive assuming that Mr. Trump is unable to fail on his own.)
Clifford Kraus & Maggie Haberman, "Exxon Mobil Chief Rises on Secretary of State List," The New York Times, December 10, 2016, p. A14. (Rex W. Tillerson, C.E.O. of Exxon, may be Mr. Putin's suggested Secretary of State in compensation for all the help Russia provided in the presidential election. I now understand Mr. Christie's bowing to Exxon's wishes in the environmental litigation in New Jersey.)
Nathaniel Posner, Michael J. de la Merced, [Manohla Dargis a.k.a. John-Paul Rathbone,] and Maggie Haberman, "Goldman President Likely to Get Economic Post," The New York Times, December 10, 2016, p. A14. (Gary Cohn of Goldman, Sachs -- which was hit with about $5-to-$7 BILLION in criminal fines last year -- is expected to be named director of the National Economic Counsel. The fox guarding the chicken coop?)
Gordon Adams, "Donald Trump's Military Government," (Op-Ed) The New York Times, December 10, 2016, p. A23. (Has the U.S. become a "banana republic" governed by the military-industrial complex with a thin veneer of civilian control? New Jersey may be an indication of what happens when courts lose control of their own disciplinary processes as government is turned over to various "cops." Compare "New Jersey's 'Ethical' Legal System" with "New Jersey's Office of Attorney Ethics" and "John McGill, Esq., the OAE, and New Jersey Corruption.")
Carl Levin & Jay Rockerfeller, "The Torture Report Must be Saved," (Op-Ed) The New York Times, December 10, 2016, p. A25. (Will Mr. Obama protect the Senate's 6,700 page report on C.I.A. tortures of inmates at Guantanamo and elsewhere?)
Paul Berger, "PA Fails to Agree on New Terminal: Commissioners Express Misgivings About Findings," The Record, December 9, 2016, p. A-1. (In the absence of sufficient and adequate opportunities for theft, N.J.'s PA officials refuse to go along with any budget for a new terminal. The public that desperately needs a new facility will be ignored.)
Joe Malinconico, "Retiree Lands Contract After Donation: Board President Says Accepting Money Was an Honest Mistake," The Record, December 9, 2016, p. L-1. (One of several instances in which municipal or state level officials in New Jersey have made the "honest mistake" of accepting money -- sometimes accidentally accepting cash and mistakenly failing to report it -- in order to provide a benefit with public resources: "A retired educator made a $1,125.00 political contribution to the school board president in October, seven weeks before [the educator] was offered a new $20,000 consulting contract from the district, public records show." Allegations of cash donations made "under-the-table" to the school board president cannot be confirmed. There is not a single instance of an official "accidentally" failing to accept money that is donated illegally.)
"Declasify the Torture Report," (Editorial) The New York Times, December 13, 2016, p. A30. (The world wishes to know the truth about the horrors reintroduced to international relations with the U.S. embrace of torture. Please release the U.S. Senate's report on C.I.A. torture and also the truth about New Jersey's tortures of innocent victims. "Terry Tuchin, Diana Lisa Riccioli, and New Jersey's Agency of Torture" and "Psychological Torture in the American Legal System.")
Nicolas Pugliese, "Ban On Unions Between Minors? Bill Would Prohibit Those Under 18 From Tying the Knot," The Record, December 12, 2016, p. A-1. (In a state that leads the nation in child sexual abuse an effort will be made to prevent marriages among legal minors. Hypocrisy? Distraction? Both?)
Robert Brum, "Town: Police Chief Wiped Phone's Contents Amid Probe," The Record, December 12, 2016, p. A-8. (Clarkstown has filed new charges against Michael Sullivan for wiping his iphone "clean" in the midst of an investigation for, appropriately enough, obstruction of justice. Now there is more obstruction of justice for the POLICE CHIEF to worry about. Similarly, New Jersey's OAE continues to hide and lie about the crimes committed against me while trying to speak with a straight face about the ethical lapses of others. "New Jersey's 'Ethical' Legal System" and John McGill, Esq., the OAE, and New Jersey Corruption.")
Salvador Rizzo, "Judge Orders N.J. Paper to Stop Articles: Experts -- Case May Violate Freedom of Press Decisions," The Record, December 13, 2016, p. A1. ("A New Jersey judge has ordered the Trentonian newspaper to stop publishing articles about a child abuse case -- a ruling that First Amendment experts say could violate the U.S. Supreme Court's most important decisions guaranteeing freedom of press." A five-year-old boy's practice of taking Heroin and crack to school -- to say nothing of the alleged sexual abuse that he and others were subjected to -- revealed in a "confidential" state document procured by journalists is not unusual in the Garden Sate. New Jersey's corrupt judges do not want the public to know these facts. Computer crimes and censorship is aimed against me and these blogs in an effort to silence me or prevent the truth about crimes committed against me and others from being revealed in an effort to protect still more mysterious "others" -- Mr. Menendez and some "nice Jewish persons" perhaps? Facts pertaining to me, however, may finally have been leaked to the media even as they are still withheld from me. A prior restraint on publication under New York Times vs. Sullivan should be unconstitutional, even in New Jersey, and regardless of what the state's so-called constitution allows. "Deborah T. Poritz and Conduct Unbecoming to the Judiciary in New Jersey.")
Todd South, "Arrested Traders Released On Bond," The Record, December 13, 2016, p. L-1. (Two New Jersey bond traders with alleged "political connections" have been arrested on charges that they brought in more than $26 million in illegal profits by manipulating $10 billion worth of securities. Joseph Taub, 37, of Clifton and Elazar Shamzo, 21, of Passaic -- who is also an Israeli citizen -- are facing 5 years in prison, but things may be "fixed" for them by a friend, or "Friends," in the legal system, like Stuart Rabner and Barry Albin perhaps. PTI is already being discussed. How would African-American defendants do in this situation? "So Black and So Blue in Prison" and "Abuse and Exploitation of Women in New Jersey.")
S.P. Sullivan, "Cops: Head of School Board Had Child Porn," The Star-Ledger, August 24, 2016, p. 1. (Dunellen Board of Ed's president DISTRIBUTED videos of child abuse to a private network that may have included New Jersey lawyers and other professionals. William Ware, Esq. is the defendant's attorney who admits, allegedly, to a shared fondness with his client for artistic "cinema.")
Sara Jerde, "Principal Gets Blame for Lewd Video Shot on School Grounds," The Star-Ledger, August 24, 2016, p. 3. (Ziti Moody of Eastside High School in Paterson allowed a rap video to be shot in her school that involved lewd images and conduct as well as "starring" some of the students of the school, allegedly. These students clearly have an excellent role model in their principal.)
Oren Darell, "Trump's Soft Spot for Russia," The Record, December 16, 2016, p. 11A. (" ... greater commercial ties between Trump and Russia than generally known" suggests conflicts of interest and direct bribery allegations against prospective Trump administration officials "linked" to Mr. Putin.)
"Politics Has 'Trumped' [as it were] Public Policy in Trenton," (Editorial) The Record, December 16, 2016, p. 16A. ("In a whirlwind -- in some cases, with virtually no debate -- legislative committees in both the Senate and Assembly moved bills that would allow Governor Christie to make more money, hike the salaries legislative aides, judges[,] and some other state employees, and remove public notices from newspapers." Since state judges stand to gain from these measures legal challenges in the N.J. court system are unlikely to be successful. Politicians in Trenton -- i.e., Chrisite -- hope that people are not paying attention during the holidays. This move seems to be only a small part of a greater Republican effort to control public discourse in New Jersey while often acting secretly on people's lives.)
Salvador Rizzo, "Christie Book Deal to Squeeze Taxpayers: Tradeoffs With Democrats Could Cost $10 MILLION a Year," The Record, December 4, 2016, p. 1A. (Mr. Christie seems to be "milking" New Jersey's taxpayers as if they were a prize cow: Besides his legal fees and luxurious lifestyle, the residents of the Garden State are footing the bill for a book Mr. Christie will "write" -- more likely one that will be written for him that he may actually have to read -- while he is in office and being paid to "govern" a now dismally failed jurisdiction that seems to lack a chief executive. I have yet to receive a response to my communications to the governor that indicate the existence of a genuine public danger and threat to the state's courts as well as the legal ethics establishment. This apathy and silence suggests dereliction of duty, at best, and perhaps pathological fantasies of grandeur, possibly the hope for the presidency still lingers in Mr. Christie's tiny mind.)
Todd South, "Menendez Team Asks Top Court to Rule on Case," The Record, December 14, 2016, p. 3A. (It seems unlikely that the U.S. Supreme Court will reverse the 3rd Circuit Court's rejection of Mr. Menendez's free speech arguments: "Menendez is accused of using his office to help a friend in exchange for $700,000 in contributions that Melgen [the "friend"] made to political committees that helped the Senator win reelection in 2012." The Supreme Court will decide within 30 days whether to hear the case. Even if the justices do hear the case -- I think certiorari is unlikely at this stage -- the high court may reject Menendez's appeal only making things worse for "Boss Bob" later if he should lose the trial.)
Todd South, "N.J. Doctor Charged in Lab Bribery Scheme," The Record, December 14, 2016, p. 7A. (More cash for referral schemes to steal from insurance companies that could only happen with the input and assistance of lawyers in New Jersey, like Jose Ginarte, Maria Bello, Luis Bello -- a notorious "charlatan" -- Edgar Navarrete, and many others.)
James O'Neill, "Lead Discovered in Some New Jersey Water Systems," The Record, December 14, 2016, p. 11A. (Lead, steroids and carcinogens have been discovered in multiple water systems in New Jersey. Bribery of inspectors and raiding environmental protection funds to balance the state budget have been blamed for these developments.)
"Public Notice Change Will Kill Transparency," (Editorial) The Record, December 14, 2016, p. 12A. (Secret government is unaccountable government. Nowhere is America's drift towards Fascism more evident than in Republican-sponsored "secret" government surveillance and action targeting "Muslims" and other "suspicious" persons, like Democrats and, especially, Hillary Clinton.)
"First Amendment Takes a Hit in a Case Against Trenton Newspaper," (Editorial) The Record, December 14, 2016, p. 12A. (As The Star-Ledger disappears from Port Authority news stands in New York, a prior restraint is entered against The Trentonian to prevent publication of articles dealing with a child found in possession of hard drugs at school. New Jersey's disgraceful and sad child abuse phenomenon is still being covered-up even as efforts are made to silence print media and Internet writers who are often casually dismissed as "low-level" bloggers by low-level lawyers. New Jersey's solution to disclosures of corruption and incompetence is to kill the messenger.)
Patrick McGeehan, "Christie Blamed for Bill Paring Peoples' Legal Ads," The New York Times, December 15, 2016, p. A29. ("Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey has made no secret of his disdain for the news media, so when legislation that could hurt the state's newspapers appeared suddenly this week, fingers pointed at the governor's office." No, really? I am paraphrasing one of my favorite presidents who was not a billionaire: "If I were to choose between autocratic government and free newspapers," Thomas Jefferson insisted, "I choose a free press Because I am a free man.")
Greg Wright, "Trenton: Group Seeks to End Limits on Child Sex Abuse Complaints," The Star-Ledger, September 19, 2016, p. 5. (It appears that temporal limitations on actions for sex abuse claims will be eliminated which will create problems for persons like Alina Fallat, "Onaida" a.k.a. "Oneida" Duran, Deborah Gramiccioni a.k.a. Diana Lisa Riccioli, and others like "David" a.k.a. "Terry Tuchin" and "Teresa." Will we finally meet?)