Monday, April 23, 2012

Blog-Related Announcement. And, Philanthropic Tyranny (cf. Annie E. Casey...)

This is for the people wanting a change of dynamics in LACKAWANNA COUNTY particularly the Family Court Forum:  (reader warning:  this post will probably insult you; which should be taken as a sign of caring -- and hope that it may provoke some change, and help you put up a more targeted fight against the local corruption and systems in place to deprive you of time, life, liberty, property (what's left) and possibly contact with your children.

If that's already happened, and your anger about it is awake (alternative -- go numb and passive), let that anger drive some focus, and also charge up the brains as well -- you'll need them fully operational, to identify (quickly) dead-end approaches, and relationships with fools or time-wastes that could sabotage any mission.

(Go talk to a Marine if the terminology is unclear.  And start thinking in terms of making their and other armed forces sacrifices for something worthwhile -- our USA legal system, and justice protecting freedom.  No justice = no freedom.  Out-come based court proceedings =/= justice, and thats what you have presently.  CHANGE IT, or let that be your legacy to any offspring).

What follows is a "rant."  However, because I've got a lot of good information inside me, from years of these fights, plus awareness of which fights are distractions, it's still I think a good post.

I am active on a number of blogs, a forum or so, and also respond to on-line news articles relating to these topics.  I put a lot of effort into "getting the word out" -- and consider this a public service, while continuing to educate myself on the matters by continuing to research them.

I set up this blog at the specific request of a Scranton, Pennsylvania reform-minded parent, because -- as I'm told -- residents are simply not interested in the larger picture, they want it connected to their own county.  It also had to be really straightforward and simple (understandable -- considering my other blogs), aimed at a "third-grade" reading level.

I regret to inform you that that dog ain't gonna hunt.  And I am looking for a pack, at least, of skilled hunter-gatherers with a quarry in sight, and ready to move on it.

I have done enough groundwork (sorry it's not in powerpoints, outlines, and with enough graphics to make the point).   No one gets convinced of a truth by being spoonfed -- because it wasn't chewed up, eaten, and assimilated to produce some internal insight.

The truths -- when you see them -- are not too complex (they are frightening) -- but it takes work to get the point of seeing the simplicity of patterns.  And anyone who refuses to consider how statewide-nationwide affects Lackwanna-wide is not adult enough -- or ready yet -- to play in the game which is a CHALLENGING one.

There are also no rewards for passive, or unable to process at this time.

The blog will remain up, but I'm pretty much through with it, after this post. I'll be more ready to blog at the other ones this company has been made aware of.

The traffic here is pretty low and I have a feeling that some of it comes not from parents, but from the court personnel I'm reporting on.

Statcounter shows they are searching on a specific judge, by name (i.e., how people come to the site).  I've extended  // stretched my blogging skills to set up a comments & forum feature here, to assemble the links, and keep a post or two coming out.

From what I can see, many parents (how many is unclear) are still hanging out at the Scranton Political Times to watch the circus sideshow of Joe (and his multiple on-line persona) versus Joanne (for all I know -- ditto, though I tend to doubt it).  Occasionally this is redirected into badmouthing individual players in the court arena locally.

That forum is not stable because its owners are warring.  Posts and threads and comments are going up -- and down -- and up -- and down again.   I started a thread called GAL schematics using information any one of these parents could've also grabbed from on-line and posted themselves (the 54 page powerpoint showing how the Auto-GAL situation was set up).

It appears that Mr. Pilchesky, in addition to his exposing corruption locally in this manner (and I admit that he has) and supporting his romantic partner in court hearings, castigating people who screw up the case (whether judge or attorney) and so forth -- is intending to use some of this buzz and publicity to write a book as well.

I know some people are following the overall material (from private messages).

This is for the people wanting a change of dynamics in LACKAWANNA COUNTY particularly the Family Court Forum:

  • The personnel who set up Unified Courts, change the justice system into dispensing parenting classes and other therapy, and have been extorting you for so long -- are doing so with reasoning that is about the level of a third-grader mentality (which that GAL presentation shows).

  • They are not independent thinkers but smart enough to follow their own who simply repeat the same material over and over again in very slightly different forms with perhaps a degree thrown in for effect.

  • They are experts at forming nonprofit front groups to make themselves look more "right" and bigger than they are.  This is done in the animal kingdom through hair or feathers to frighten of competitors or enemies.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Luzerne County: (Big Scandal==>Press==>Desired Legal Changes)

This is Luzerne County bleeding over into Lackawanna County.  Why?  Nonprofits know no county borders -- they have a national agenda.  In the case of NACC etc. it is to put more counsels for children on the job.

I started this thread over on "Regional" At Scranton Political Times after catching the Juvenile Law Center's posting of two news releases -- legislative changes in the aftermath of this embarrassing publicity for Pennsylvania.

Don't ever believe everything you read in a newspaper, particularly not a MSM one.   I'm keeping my eye on this particular nonprofit.

Rest of thread over there, including the 990s.  If you want to read a whole bunch of other children's rights groups (and their nonprofit 990s), I also just slapped up a few over at "The Family Court Franchise System" today (04-21-2012).  There's a link on the comment below here (which is mine):



(See also info on "GAL schematics" under main message board.  This all ties together. Remember, a group called NACC has a policy promoting put a chicken in every pot (just kiddin') and a Children's Rights' attorney in almost every child's life.  Public can pay for this, OK?)
The 3 areas of practice (NACC) are:   Juvenile Justice, Child Welfare, and Child Custody
If you work with children as an attorney, judge, administrator, care provider, physician, therapist, social worker, teacher, law enforcement office, or are simply a concerned citizen and want to improve your effectiveness while improving the system, the NACC is your organization.
Membership in the NACC is $100 annually. As a member, you will have access to NACC services and member only areas of our website and your dues will support a cause you believe in. To join, click NACC Membership on the menu to begin the registration process. For more information, contact the NACC office by calling toll free 888-828-NACC or
Adopted NACC Board of Directors, August 24, 2011
Candace Barr John Ciccolella Robert Fellmeth  (SAN DIEGO) Gerard Glynn Leslie Starr Heimov H.D. Kirkpatrick
Stephanie Ledesma Jane Okrasinski Erik Pitchal Henry J. Plum Robert Redfearn Janet Sherwood
Tamara Steckler John Stuemky Sonia Velasquez Linda Weinerman Christopher Wu  (SF)

Read this:
APRIL 09, 2012
Dave Bohman, WNEP
The so-called kids for cash scandal tarnished the Luzerne County courthouse, and Monday Governor Tom Corbett attempted to lift a little of the stain left behind by the corruption by signing two new bills into law.
He did it in the courthouse in Wilkes-Barre where two former judges ran their kids for cash scheme for several years.
We are taking action, you are taking action to prevent injustice to our children, the governor told a group of about 70 people gathered in the Luzerne County Courthouses main atrium. The governor believes the new laws will help erase the stain of a sordid chapter in Pennsylvania`s legal history.
The kids for cash scandal involved former Luzerne County judges Michael Conahan and Mark Ciavarella who took kickbacks for sentencing juveniles to private lockups.
Its unfortunate we got to this situation, said the governor.
{{SURE -- it was just misfortune and not negligence or pervasive corruption that set up the situation}}
He came to the courthouse in Wilkes-Barre to sign into law two bills that put checks and balances on juvenile courts across the state.
  • One mandates judges state on-the-record the reasons for terms of the sentence
  • The other requires most juveniles to have legal representation at detention hearings.
That's the NACC (etc. ) agenda -- more representation will solve the problem.  I have a problem with that because in Luzerne, Walter Griffiths had to clean up double-billing from a court-appointed attorney (Angela Stevens) for indigent population.
Anything "Indigent" is too much below the radar-- do the indigent get to track where funding for their own services went, or know how to?  We're talking federal funding flow....
Does putting a law on the books ENFORCE the law on the books?  Does having a court-appointed attorney ensure vigorous representation?   

then read this:
APRIL 11, 2012
Op-ed, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader

Schematic-- A Handful of Children's Rights Networks, and Their 990s

This comment transmigrated from a thread over at Scranton Political Times.  I'm trying to explain that their local problems stem from nationwide networks.  Interesting learning for all.

CAI / NACC // FIRST STAR -- etc.  How will people hear children's actual voices over the din of groups speaking for them?

Also, while I note that many of these surely are necessary and doing the right thing -- so kids in foster care have at least some one to help -- merging family court cases into this as a category (which NACC) does is just WRONG.

The First Star & Child Advocacy Institute association is troubling.  Both groups actually started out more as anti-trust in the energy business (Wm. Fellmeth -- San Diego / / Sherry Quirk, D.C.  For more on Sherry Quirk, I believe Liz Richards (of, you can contact) may have met her personally and have some insight on where this all plays out when it comes to "Children's Rights."

I also note that the group "CRC" (Children's Rights Council) has a real bad rap among protective mothers, as they are running the insistence on access and visitation with abusers, no matter what, and known to have affiliations in overlapping family court-driving organizations (like AFCC, etc.).

I am starting to wonder why, with all the specialized "rights" groups, the BILL of RIghts in the US Constitution wasn't good enough to spell things out?

And how much of the real purpose of these groups is to collaborate on moving wealth around. 

AND maybe keep your eye on the Juvenile Justice Institute and its affiliations.
People should comment on the news articles linked above.  They're promo pieces for the institutions involved.

Wanna Talk Turkey, not Gobble Up Time990finder Lackawana Family Court Federal
More Links~Less BS and "RICO in a Nutshell
 "Disqus" Comments & Forum Gadget (scroll down, jump in if you want)...**> AFCC in 1987 <** 

Friday, April 13, 2012

Rico in a Nutshell: Thank you, Jeffrey Grell

We have serious problems in the family court arena with an increasing set of services being ordered, by judges, for parents or children to "consume."  There have been complaints in Lackawanna County, reported in the news (2011) of overbilling, forcing parents to pay in cash to see their children (either pay up or you can't see your kid sure sounds to me like a form of extortion!), and (thanks to a Federal Lawsuit exposing how the GALs were assigned) possibly bypassing legal methods for hiring individuals (i.e., Ross/Termini) and letting them operate out of the county courthouse building.

That's why I'm bringing up RICO.  Because that's what it sounds like to me -- it sounds like a pre-planned "racket" of writing laws to accommodate special interests within certain nonprofit groups -- regardless of their impact on the public, including poverty and homelessness, eventually.

It involves MORE than one person, and it involves an appearance of legitimacy to cover up corrupt purposes and illegal acts.  (Read the law for more exact definitions). At the bottom, I list a criminal defense attorney's listing of types of crime that might be involved (whether Federal, Felony, etc.)  

And at the bottom portion of the post, I cite a specific example out of Chicago, which involved an attorney and two police officers, plus the attorneys law firm and the two police departments.  They'd been engaged in previous criminal (i think, racketeering) activity which may sound familiar (i.e., kickbacks for steering cases), but -- having this already in place -- it escalted to planning, executing, and obstructing the investigation of a murder.
(the 3 people involved got caught and incarcerated, incidentally)

It's pretty serious stuff, in other words!   I want people to understand these concepts -- because I believe it's closer to the truth in the family court issues than, and a lot more profitable to screen OUT (if it's NOT occurring) than calling the court professionals bad names, which pretty much is  going to get "reform" nowhere, unless some lawsuits for slander perhaps.  If we are going to be a lawful society, then point out which laws have been violated, matching the facts to the law.

Because family law itself is so UNinterested in "facts" as opposed to psychology (and so forth) -- it would seem that any prosecution or reform efforts, if there HAS been criminal activity -- would relate to things NOT under the province of family law.  That is where there is a more solid standing.  I also believe that if all RICO type activity can be gotten out of this system, it might have a fighting chance of being  decent system.

(That's a long shot, but who knows?)

So, here we go!  Notice the types of criminal acts mentioned as examples here:

From WiseGeek, basic concept:  What is Racketeering?

Racketeering is the act of operating an illegal business or scheme in order to make a profit, perpetrated by a structured group. It is a broad category of criminal acts that includes bribery, sexual exploitation of children, and illegal gambling, among many others. Racketeering is closely associated with organized crime, since both are conducted by groups.
Racketeering encompasses many criminal acts. It includes theft and fraud against businesses or individuals. Governments can be victimized by racketeering; examples include counterfeitingmoney and trading in untaxed alcohol. Racketeering can also take the form of providing illegal services, such as prostitution or drug trafficking. Racketeering also takes place among legitimate businesses or labor unions, where it is sometimes referred to as white-collar crime. Examples include extortion and money laundering.
The criminal organizations who engage in racketeering often have legitimate businesses, for instance licensed gaming establishments or a labor-based business such as garbage collection, in order to provide cover for their rackets. In addition, racketeering is often aided by the bribing, blackmailing, or extortion of public officials or civil servants. Legitimate business owners can be similarly manipulated in order to help criminal groups and their racketeering practices to appear lawful.