New Illinois Eavesdropping Law covers up corrption

MaryGSykes.com

I believe this is the current version of the bill signed into law by Gov. Quinn.

http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/98/SB/PDF/09800SB1342ham006.pdf

Very troubling about the bill is that it actually solves no problems and creates more.

First of all, as any honest Chicago lawyer or judge will tell you, or a litigant, the issue of altered court transcripts is huge.  Mine were altered at my ARDC trial.  Judge Stuart then about 6 weeks later “suddenly retired”.  Coincidence?  I think not.

In jurisdictions where the public are allowed to record the police, the incidence and costs of altercations litigated between the public and police drop dramatically.  Ditto for use of police cameras in uniforms and in the cars.  No surprise there.

Recording only help honesty, it does not help a crook.

The question is, who is putting the anti-recording measures in these bills and what do they have to hide?  Why won’t they let Illinois…

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New Illinois Eavesdropping Law covers up corrption

MaryGSykes.com

I believe this is the current version of the bill signed into law by Gov. Quinn.

http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/98/SB/PDF/09800SB1342ham006.pdf

Very troubling about the bill is that it actually solves no problems and creates more.

First of all, as any honest Chicago lawyer or judge will tell you, or a litigant, the issue of altered court transcripts is huge.  Mine were altered at my ARDC trial.  Judge Stuart then about 6 weeks later “suddenly retired”.  Coincidence?  I think not.

In jurisdictions where the public are allowed to record the police, the incidence and costs of altercations litigated between the public and police drop dramatically.  Ditto for use of police cameras in uniforms and in the cars.  No surprise there.

Recording only help honesty, it does not help a crook.

The question is, who is putting the anti-recording measures in these bills and what do they have to hide?  Why won’t they let Illinois…

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From Ken Ditkowsky — his view on assults against the ADA and the 18th floor of the Daley Center

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From: kenneth ditkowsky
Sent: Dec 30, 2014 6:46 AM
To: Eric Holder , Probate Sharks , “JoAnne M. Denison” , Tim NASGA , Nasga Us , “J. Ditkowsky” , Matt Senator Kirk , “FBI- ( (” , Chicago FBI , BILL DITKOWSKY , Chicago Tribune , SUNTIMES , Janet Phelan , Ginny Johnson , “ComplaintAdmin ADA (CRT)” , Cook County States Attorney , Barbara Stone , Bev Cooper , FOX News Network LLC , Diane Nash , Scott Evans , Fiduciary Watch , “Y. ACLU” , Illinois ARDC , ISBA Main Discussion Group , Edward Carter , Cook Sheriff , Harry Heckert , Glenda Martinez , “tips@cbschicago.com” , “Mr. Lanre Amu — Honest Atty Unfairly Persecuted By ARDC” , The Wall Street Journal , Sam Sugar , Rabbi Moshe Soloveitchik , Eric Blair , “JoAnne M. Denison” , RosANNa Miller , “Jim (” , Alyece Russell , Martin Kozak …

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Can a trained service dog bark under the ADA? Judge Aicha MacCarthy answers the question today, and a whole lot more

MaryGSykes.com

Dear Readers;

As you know, there is fairly not much more entertaining than the Sykes case, ARDC decision or not withstanding that this blog is now the MOST DANGEROUS BLOG IN ILLINOIS–and it’s for reporting on the Sykes case.

So, let’s state the facts ma’am and only the facts of what happened to day in court.

1) Gloria files an ADA pleading, and no, I don’t have it yet, but I will get it, I promise.  The essence of the complaint is a) Mary Sykes has rights under the ADA and she is being discriminated against in that b) she is isolated from 20+ former friends and neighbors, including her beloved younger daughter Gloria; c) she can’t live where she wants, which is with Gloria; and d) Gloria’s POA was summarily suspended without notice or hearing, etc.  That’s the gist I got from Gloria today who braved 1804 again, this…

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2014 in review

MaryGSykes.com

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 25,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 9 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

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More on the US DOJ and the ADA and keeping seniors out of institutions:

MaryGSykes.com

http://www.ada.gov/olmstead/documents/doj_hhs_letter.pdf

What a nice holiday present from the US DOJ that recognizes the importance of keeping seniors out of institutions that do not want to be there and that the ADA IS in fact meant to accomplish that goal.

So far, it has been my experience in the Illinois court system they are basically ignoring the ADA when it comes to putting a senior in a nursing home versus his own home (Frake).  Chemical restraints are common to accomplish those goals, even though illegal (Wyman, etc.)

Let’s hope the US DOJ can put out more guidelines and help seniors use the ADA to stay in their homes, avoid chemical restraints, and have freedom to choose their POA and caretaker (Thomas, Sykes) without interference from the state.

JoAnne

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An open letter to the ABA on removing supportive commentary on the article regarding the ARDC’s (flawed) decision

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Dear ABA Journal Editors:

As someone who runs my own legal blog, I am extremely disappointed by your recent actions, which I believe represent unethical journalism in that you removed about 1/3 of the comments in support that my 3 year suspension by the Illinois ARDC was extremely suspect and wrongful.

Ninety five percent of the entire Sykes family and friends have come to my aide, and continues to come to my aide in supporting my assertions that I have told the truth on my blog, I continue to tell the truth on my blog, and it is the Ill. ARDC that continues to discipline those that report miscreant behavior and strings of felonies against the innocent elderly and their families via the guise of “probate court” and “guardianships” that turn out to be very far from protecting a elderly person–instead they victimize and abuse the elder.  The Ill. ARDC…

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