Thursday, May 31, 2007

Security OR Embarrassment on More Abuse of Tax Payer Funds?


Baghdad Embassy Plans Turn Up Online

5:30 PM EDT, May 31, 2007
By MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON -- Detailed plans for the new U.S. Embassy under construction in Baghdad appeared online Thursday in a breach of the tight security surrounding the sensitive project.

Computer-generated projections of the soon-to-be completed, heavily fortified compound were posted on the Web site of the Kansas City, Mo.-based architectural firm that was contracted to design the massive facility in the Iraqi capital.

The images were removed by Berger Devine Yaeger Inc. shortly after the company was contacted by the State Department.

"We work very hard to ensure the safety and security of our employees overseas," said Gonzalo Gallegos, a department spokesman. "This kind of information out in the public domain detracts from that effort."

The 10 images included a scheme of the overall layout of the compound, plus depictions of individual buildings including the embassy itself, office annexes, the Marine Corps security post, swimming pool, recreation center and the ambassador's and deputy ambassador's residences.

U.S. officials said the posted plans conformed at least roughly to conceptual drawings for the new embassy, which is being built on the banks of the Tigris River behind huge fences due to concerns about insurgents' attacks.

Dan Sreebny, a spokesman for the embassy in Baghdad, declined to discuss the accuracy of the posted images.

"In terms of commenting whether they're accurate, obviously we wouldn't be commenting on that because we don't want people to know whether they're accurate or not for security reasons," he said.

Berger Devine Yaeger's parent company, the giant contractor Louis Berger Group, said the plans had been very preliminary and would not be of help to potential U.S. enemies.

"The actual information that was up there was purely conjectural and conceptual in nature," said company spokesman Jeffrey Willis. "Google Earth could give you a better snapshot of what the site looks like on the ground."

Some U.S. officials acknowledged that damage may have been done by the postings and used expletives to describe their personal reactions. Still, they downplayed the overall risk.

"People are eventually going to figure out where all these places are, but you don't have to draw them a map," said one senior official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk about the embassy project.

Few are, and in Baghdad, the construction is under heavy guard and treated with extreme secrecy. It is off-limits to all but those with special passes, surrounded by tall, concrete blast walls and impossible to see except from the air.

The images posted on the Web site show that the $592 million embassy, expected to be completed in September on prime real estate two-thirds the size of Washington's National Mall, will be a spacious and comfortable facility, albeit dangerous.

Identified as the "Baghdad U.S. Embassy Compound Master Plan," the images show palm-lined paths, green grass gardens and volleyball and basketball courts outside the Marine post, as well as the swimming pool.

"In total, the 104-acre compound will include over twenty buildings, including one classified secure structure and housing for over 380 families," the Web site says.

It says the compound will include the embassy building, housing, a PX, commissary, cinema, retail and shopping areas, restaurants, schools, a fire station, power and water treatment plants as well as telecommunications and wastewater treatment facilities.

A U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee report last year said embassy security will be extraordinary: Setbacks and perimeter no-go areas will be especially deep, structures reinforced to 2.5 times the standard and five high-security entrances, plus an emergency entrance-exit.


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Associated Press Writer Kim Gamel contributed to this report from Baghdad.

Sam Kinison "Wild Thing"

Sam Kinison First Appearance on Letterman

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Politicians Squirming in Connecticut?

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The North Haven CT Board of Finance considers whether to have a forensic audit of the corruption that has let to the arrest of 3 town officials.

Monday, May 28, 2007

The True Lyrics to Louie Louie

Bush's America

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Pounding Sand in a Good Way ... On the Beach ...

Chris Isaak "Wicked Games"

Enya - Orinoco flow (sail away)

Bob Marley - Jammin'

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

First Offenders recruited as Informants

Teens that commit crimes can produce revenue for a State in trouble. Instead of steering them right, it pays to enlist them to commit more crimes and to turn in others higher up on the food chain. This is going to take America down eventually and should raise concern among all Americans.

If a teen or an adult that commits crime for a first time, they should be able to clean their record and get a way out, with good behavior. They should not be encouraged to commit more crimes to get out of trouble. Police have job security by not solving social problems. Police will tell you that it is not their job.

If protecting and serving is not the job of police, their bosses, those that pay taxes, are lax.

Silence signifies acceptance.

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Monday, May 21, 2007

Jimi Hendrix - Hound Dog (acoustic)

Sunday, May 20, 2007


Strategic lawsuit against public participation

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A Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation ("SLAPP") is a form of litigation filed by a large organization or in some cases an individual plaintiff, to intimidate and silence a less powerful critic by so severely burdening them with the cost of a legal defense that they abandon their criticism. The acronym was coined in the 1980s by University of Denver professors Penelope Canan and George W. Pring. One marker of a SLAPP suit is whether the costs outweigh the claimed damages by a large amount, for instance, damages of a few hundred dollars and costs in the tens of thousands. Lawyers are thought to be particularly conflicted in SLAPP suits, since a marginal case can lead to high legal charges, and they are encouraged to run up costs by their clients.


Friday, May 18, 2007

Bio-weapons artillery range, Connecticut Residents Accidental Targets?

The below [found here]
"A biological warfare mercenary who worked under three flags-Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, and the UnitedStates-Traub was never investigated for war crimes. He escaped any inquiry into his wartime past. The full extent of his sordid endeavors went with him to his grave. While America brought a handful of Nazi war criminals to justice, it safeguarded many others in exchange for verses to the new state religion-modern science and espionage. Records detailing a fraction of Eric Traub's activities are now available to the public, but most are withheld by Army intelligence and the CIA on grounds of national security. But there's enough of a glimpse to draw quite a sketch." (Ibid.; p. 11.)

11. An important chapter in the story of how the inquiry into the possible link between Plum Island, Erich Traub's work on behalf of the US and the spread of Lyme Disease concerns the work of former Justice Department prosecutor John Loftus. In his book The Belarus Secret, Loftus referred to work done on Plum Island in the early 1950's in which Nazi scientists were experimenting on diseased ticks. Might that have referred to Traub?! " . . . Attorney John Loftus was hired in 1979 by the Office of Special Investigations, a unit set up by the Justice Department to expose Nazi war crimes and unearth Nazis hiding in the United States. Given top-secret clearance to review files that had been sealed for thirty-five years, Loftus found a treasure trove of information on America's postwar Nazi recruiting. In 1982, publicly challenging the government's complacency with the wrongdoing, he told 60 minutes that top Nazi officers had been protected and harbored in America by the CIA and the State Department. 'They got the Emmy Award,' Loftus wrote. 'My family got the death threats.'" (Ibid.; p. 13.)

12. "Old spies reached out to him after the publication of his book, The Belarus Secret, encouraged that he-unlike other authors-submitted his manuscript to the government, agreeing to censor portions to protect national security. The spooks gave him copies of secret documents and told him stories of clandestine operations. From these leads, Loftus ferreted out the dubious Nazi past of Austrian president and U.N. secretary general Kurt Waldheim. Loftus revealed that during World War II, Waldheim had been an officer in a German Army unit that committed atrocities in Yugoslavia. A disgraced Kurt Waldheim faded from the international scene soon thereafter." (Idem.)

13. "In the preface of The Belarus Secret, Loftus laid out a striking piece of information gleaned from his spy network: 'Even more disturbing are the records of the Nazi germ warfare scientists who came to America. They experimented with poison ticks dropped from planes to spread rare diseases. I have received some information suggesting that the U.S. tested some of these poison ticks on the Plum Island artillery range off the coast of Connecticut during the early 1950's. . . .Most of the germ warfare records have been shredded, but there is a top secret U.S. document confirming that 'clandestine attacks on crops and animals' took place at this time." (Idem.)

14. More pieces of evidence on the tantalizing trail of evidence pointing to a possible Plum Island/Traub/Lyme disease link: "Erich Traub had been working for the American biological warfare program from his 1949 Soviet escape until 1953. We know he consulted with Fort Dietrick scientists and CIA operatives; that he worked for the USDA for a brief stint; and that he spoke regularly with Plum Island director Doc Shahan in 1952. Traub can be physically placed on Plum Island at least three times-on dedication day in 1956 and two visits, once in 1957 and again in the spring of 1958. Shahan, who enforced an ultrastrict policy against outside visitors, each time received special clearance from the State Department to allow Traub on Plum Island soil." (Ibid.; p. 14.)

15. If in fact Traub was involved with research on Plum Island, this development would have been consistent with programs being conducted at that time involving experimentation on unwitting American citizens with biological and chemical warfare research agents: "Research unearthed three USDA files from the vault of the National Archives-two were labeled TICK RESEARCH and a third E.TRAUB. All three folders were empty. The caked-on dust confirms the file boxes hadn't been open since the moment before they were taped shut in the 1950's. Preposterous as it sounds, clandestine outdoor germ warfare trials were almost routine during this period. In 1952, the Joint Chiefs of Staff called for a 'vigorous, well-planned, large-scale [biological warfare] test to the secretary of defense later that year stated, 'Steps should be take to make certain of adequate facilities are available, including those at Fort Detrick, Dugway Proving Ground, Fort Terry (Plum Island) and an island field testing area.' Was Plum Island the island field testing area? Indeed, when the Army first scouted Plum Island for its Cold War designs, they charted wind speeds and direction and found that, much to their liking, the prevailing winds blew out to sea." (Idem.)

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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Is not releasing better than lying?

Senators Want CIA to Release 9/11 Report

4:26 PM EDT, May 17, 2007
By KATHERINE SHRADER, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of senators is pushing legislation that would force the CIA to release an inspector general's report on the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

The CIA has spent more than 20 months weighing requests under the Freedom of Information Act for its internal investigation of the attacks but has yet to release any portion of it.

The agency is the only federal office involved in counterterrorism operations that has not made at least a version of its internal 9/11 investigation public.

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and two other intelligence committee leaders -- chairman Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., and senior Republican Kit Bond of Missouri -- are pushing legislation that would require the agency to declassify the executive summary of the review within one month and submit a report to Congress explaining why any material was withheld.

The provision has been approved by the Senate twice, but never made into law.

In an interview, Wyden said he is also considering whether to link the report's release to his acceptance of President Bush's nominations for national security positions.

"It's amazing the efforts the administration is going to stonewall this," Wyden said. "The American people have a right to know what the Central Intelligence Agency was doing in those critical months before 9/11.... I am going to bulldog this until the public gets it."

Completed in June 2005, the inspector general's report examined the personal responsibility of individuals at the CIA before and after the attacks. Other agencies' reviews examined structural problems within their organizations.

Wyden, who has read the classified report several times, wouldn't offer any details on its findings or the conversations he has had with CIA Director Michael Hayden, former CIA Director Porter Goss and former National Intelligence Director John Negroponte.

But he did say that protecting individuals from embarrassment is not a legitimate reason for protecting the report's contents from public review. He also said the decision to classify the report has nothing to do with national security, but rather political security.

Hayden declined to be interviewed about the report. In a statement Thursday, his spokesman Mark Mansfield said the CIA director wants the agency to learn from any past mistakes, but doesn't want to dwell on them.

"Given the formidable national security challenges our nation faces, now and down the road, General Hayden believes it is essential for the Agency to move forward," Mansfield said. "That's where our emphasis needs to be."

The agency's actions prior to Sept. 11 have gotten renewed attention with the release of a memoir by former CIA director George Tenet. He has been criticized for not doing more to warn Bush about the al-Qaida threat.

In interviews about his memoir, he has said instead he worked the bureaucracy beneath the president by asking then-National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice and others for action.

Bond said some intelligence officials have dismissed the inspector general's report as "ancient history," which he doesn't accept. He said the report has additional information which would be useful to the public.

"We have no desire to embarrass or throw cold water on the enthusiasm of the great men and women of the CIA, but let's just take a clear and open look at what the IG found and see if we have all of those problems corrected," Bond said.

In an October 2005 statement Goss said the officers involved in counterterrorism were "stars who had excelled in their areas" singled out by the CIA to take on difficult assignments. "Unfortunately, time and resources were not on their side, despite their best efforts to meet unprecedented challenges," he said.

Goss rejected a recommendation from CIA Inspector General John Helgerson that the agency form accountability review boards to examine any personal culpability. Bond said that move was regrettable.

In his statement, Goss also noted that the agency had received a Freedom of Information Act request for the report, and that a review process was ongoing. But the CIA has not released any documents to The Associated Press or other organizations that began requesting the information at least 20 months ago.

The law requires agencies to respond to requests within 20 days, but officials rarely meet those deadlines and often blame lengthy backlogs.

Groups including the National Security Archive have clashed with the agency over its FOIA policies. Last year, the archive gave the CIA its prize for the agency with the worst FOIA record. Called the "Rosemary Award," it's named after President Nixon's secretary, Rosemary Woods, who erased 18 minutes of a key Watergate conversation on the White House tapes.

The citation noted that CIA's oldest FOIA requests could apply for drivers' licenses in most states. "CIA has for three decades been one of the worst FOIA agencies," archive Director Thomas Blanton said this week.

Many of the individuals highlighted in the inspector general's report are likely to have retired. But some are believed still to be in senior government positions, making the report's findings even more sensitive at the CIA and perhaps elsewhere within the intelligence community.

The AP has reported that the two-year review of what went wrong before the suicide hijackings harshly criticized a number of the agency's most senior officials.

That includes Tenet, former clandestine service chief Jim Pavitt and former counterterrorism center head Cofer Black, according to individuals familiar with the report, who spoke in 2005 on condition they not be identified.

Yet the report also offered some praise for actions of Tenet and others.

Pavitt is now a principal with The Scowcroft Group, an international business advisory firm, and Black is vice chairman of Blackwater USA, an international security firm whose clients include the CIA and other U.S. agencies.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

"Police had a list of citizens to execute"

[click here] for my May 22, 2006, interview of Stephen Murzin. Click on link and open or save in Windows Media Player to list to it. Audio brings up the police using teens, called, "informants" to become recruits for "cop gangs". These street gangs do the cops dirty work and end up in prisons when police no longer have use for them. Can you say, "Obstruction of Justice, contributing to the delinquency of minors, Connecticut police misconduct, racketeering, and corruption of the courts"?

Should kids be encouraged by police to kill others with shotguns and beat up others?

Should a felon on probation, an alleged police informant, get no prison time for stabbing and almost killing 3 people because he was acting under police orders? [click for more]

The story of Stephen Murzin made television news:

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Breaking the Law and Contracting

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If you Contract without a license in Connecticut, you might be subject to a year in prison. Official Connecticut might go after small business owners, contractors, and landlords before they do vandals, prostitutes, drug dealers etc.


It is about revenue collection not criminal correction.

Just working for a living, trying to get by, shouldn't be such a crime.

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Complaining about police doing little about prostitution, crack cocaine and heroin dealers, vandals, thieves, pimps, and common criminal parasites in Connecticut's downtown areas directly led to me losing these properties [video].

Connecticut's "Goon Squad", the Connecticut State Police [click for blog post]

Do the Connecticut State Police have a secret "Enemies List" where they arrest, target, and try and imprison citizens for political reasons? Well you might want to ask journalist and former Green Party Candidate campaign manager for Connecticut Governor, Kenneth Krayeske. [more]

My letter to George W. Bush [click]

Will Connecticut Police Officers pay to kill citizens that lodge police misconduct complaints? [more]

My email:

Sunday, May 13, 2007

George W. Bush and Dick Cheney

is their only way out of impeachment to declare Martial Law, completely suspend the US Constitution, put dissenters in "Halliburton Hiltons", and to nix the 2008 elections?

Cheney impeachment bill gets another co-sponsor

Nick Juliano
Published: Friday May 11, 2007

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Rep. Dennis Kucinich's (D-OH) uphill battle to evict the Vice President from the White House has attracted another sponsor in the House, bringing to four the number of Congressmembers who have signed on to a bill aimed at impeaching Dick Cheney.

Rep. Albert R. Wynn (D-MD) has signed on as the latest cosponsor to Kucinich's impeachment letter. A Kucininch aide confirmed Wynn's addition as co-sponsor in an interview with RAW STORY Friday but said the congressman was not commenting on the impeachment bill at this time.

"Vice President Dick Cheney is the architect of the Administration's deception about the war," Wynn said in a statement to RAW STORY. "Cheney persistently and deliberately deceived the Congress and the American people about the existence of Weapons of Mass Destruction and the alleged link between Saddam Hussein and the attack on September 11th."

Wynn's addition as cosponsor was first reported by Atlanta Progressive News. The other cosponsors of the legislation are Reps. Janice Schakowsky, D-Il., and William Lacy Clay, D-Mo.

Kucinich, who is renewing his quixotic bid for the White House this year, introduced articles of impeachment against Cheney last month because, he said, the vice president was "a driving force for taking us into war against Iraq under false pretenses," as RAW STORY reported.

"There should be a serious dialogue about the conduct of this Administration," Wynn said. "Cheney should be held accountable for purposely misleading the American people. Despite the obvious lack of success on the ground, Vice President Cheney continued a barrage of propaganda claiming that we were winning the war and successfully rebuilding Iraq which is patently false."

The move appears to be almost entirely symbolic, and there is little chance Congress will actually consider impeaching Cheney. The bill falls under the purview of the House Judiciary Committee, which has not placed impeachment proceedings on its agenda. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had said before the 2006 elections that impeachment would be off the table in a Democratic Congress.

Are women more violent than men on average?

[click here] for a study

Saturday, May 12, 2007

US Police State Misconduct

Los Angeles police advance on May Day
Officers fired plastic bullets into crowds at the May Day protest
Northern Ireland's Police Ombudsman's office has been asked to help an investigation into complaints about police during rioting in Los Angeles. (BBC)

Investigators say there are similarities with rioting in the Whiterock area of Belfast in 2005.

More than 250 plastic bullets were fired during rioting that followed a May Day rally by immigrants and workers rights' groups in LA last week.

Television pictures showed police officers attacking protestors.

During the trouble 24 people, including 10 journalists, were injured.

The police chief in the city, William Bratton, has acknowledged "inappropriate behaviour" on the part of some of his officers.

And now the Los Angles Police Commission, a civilian body which oversees the police in the city, has contacted the Police Ombudsman's office asking for advice.

They asked for help after seeing a presentation on the rioting that followed an Orange Order parade in the Whiterock area of Belfast.

The LA rally had been peaceful until the clashes, which the police department said were prompted by agitators throwing rocks and bottles at officers.

Widespread outrage over the pictures of the incident prompted the city's mayor to cut short an overseas visit and return to the city.

Internal inquiry

News footage showed a police officer pushing a TV camerawoman to the ground and shoving people who were walking away from the officers.

Officials have denied the police deliberately targeted immigrants or civil rights activists.

Los Angeles police chief William Bratton
Bratton has said an order to disperse may not have been clear

But Mr Bratton has acknowledged that an order for protesters to disperse may not have been understood because it was issued in English when most of those attending the rally spoke only Spanish.

Nonetheless, the highest-ranking officer at the scene of the rally has been demoted and placed on house leave pending the outcome of an internal inquiry.

His second-in-charge, a veteran of almost 40 years on the force, has been demoted and about 60 highly-trained riot control officers who were involved in the clashes have been reassigned.

The Los Angeles Police Department is no stranger to scandal.

Sixteen years ago, officers were videotaped beating an unarmed black man, Rodney King.

Their subsequent acquittal prompted three days of riots, in which more than 50 people died.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Judas Priest - Victim of Changes

Cops transitioning into Criminals

The Informant System

Teens and others get the impression that they work for the police. Police use them for their own purposes until they no longer need them. This creates more and more common criminal parasites, substance abusers, takes taxpayers offline, destroys families, decreases business, and lowers the quality of life for all. For liberty and the US Constitution to apply, the informant system must be abolished.

Tom Alcutt, was allegedly an attempted recruit of police to be an informant. Tom said he would be allowed to keep half of the drug money supplied by police and/or half the drugs (crack cocaine) that he purchased, and they (police) would turn a blind eye to Alcutt's break-ins and selling the stolen items at pawn shops. Alcutt's favorite spot to break in was the garage. If enough could be taken out of the garage to sell, he did not enter the home.

Police aligning themselves with criminals is a criminal conspiracy.

It should stop.

When police identify a criminal and criminal behavior, the perpetrator should be arrested unless a police officer's discretion is used determining it is in the public's best interest not to arrest the alleged perpetrator of crimes. If those that would commit more and more crimes are stopped in the beginning stages, maybe they can be taught to go right. A taxpayer, instead of a tax liability may result.

The biggest problem with the Informant System is what it is used for. [An Example of police Murder for hire plots] Police should not be able to drive cars or live in homes that they seize. Cash, assets, and property seized should go to reducing taxes, not to police and members of the judiciary. The system disguises the money trail.

We the people must try to keep police and members of the judiciary out of a life of crime, the Informant System must be abolished.

-Steven G. Erickson a.k.a. blogger Vikingas

My beef?

Should the Connecticut State Police be abolished? [click]

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I just found a past post in this unlikely spot, the text after I did a word search on "Tom Alcutt":

a past link; post: June 11, 2004 Are U. Courts still racist, but now just a little more slick about it? Are there Black and White sections in prison? Does it matter what race you are, what you do for a living, or where you live, on whether or not you are arrested, or even how severely you are punished, if at all? Well, when I was serving time in a Connecticut Prison for overreacting to being beaten from behind during a robbery attempt on my property, I met Mathew Barron, Connecticut Inmate # 300850, formerly of Danbury, CT. If his claims are true, Connecticut State Courts need a serious looking into, if not so, nationally to see that citizens are treated fairly and Constitutionally. I had a lot of time to get to know Matt, an African American, about age 40. Seemingly very intelligent, head shaved, a lady�s man, had the record for being the fastest runner out of probably 1000 inmates at Bergin C.

Storrs, Connecticut. Matt claims to have been active in the bar business as a bartender, possibly having invested in his own bar in the past. I served time with him in the �Black� section of the prison, which seemed to house mostly Hispanic and African American inmates as compared to the better facilities, the White section, or �Country Club,� section of the prison. The showers were inferior, the water from the water fountain was almost hot and heavily chlorinated, the roofs leaked, and we have to bring 5 gallon buckets that doubled as rain catchers to fill up in the showers as the water usually ran down the wall, not on you, in the �Black Section� of the prison. The water would only make you more thirsty and using it to bathe caused sores on the skin for too many inmates. Matt�s story as I remember it being told to me: Matt claims he had a restraining order against his white girl friend in the medical field for stalking and harassing him. Matt claims he woke up to her in his home where he woke up to the sharp pain of being slammed in the face with an iron, he claimed he fought her off and called police. He claims that he was also arrested and charged with Assault in the 3rd degree for defending himself, and his ex-girlfriend was charged with felony assault.

He claims that his ex-girlfriend violated her restraining order, committed a felony while on probation and served no jail time, just had her probation extended. Matt who claims to have helped during the 9-11 clean-up as a worker there, ended up having to serve a full year in prison for having to defend himself. If this story is 100% or even partially accurate, shouldn�t we all be just a little concerned about the fairness of our courts? Are they to punish certain races, occupations, and those living in certain geographic locations more or less severely based on bias and prejudice? Do certain power brokers, politicians, judges, and police officials have an agenda, target individuals, and act out on personal vendettas?

Tom DeCiantis, Connecticut Inmate #273332, claims he, while on probation, got angry with a man that had talked to girl he like at the bar he worked at in Ellington, and that he attacked the man severely breaking his nose, almost the guy�s jaw, causing permanent scarring and severe pain, was caught jumping on the individual when police arrived. Allegedly just after slamming he guy over and over into a brick wall. Tom claimed he was drunk and on drugs at the time of the incident. Tom claims he was on probation during the incident, and alcohol or drug consumption was a violation. For Tom�s assault while on probation, he was sentenced to a $250 fine, no jail time, nor additional probation.

He allegedly got another DUI, while on probation, and tested dirty in his urine for alcohol and drugs, possibly for a fifth, sixth, or even seventh time, possibly including cocaine. He was allegedly given chance after chance and his probation officer felt he or she had to violate Tom. He ended up getting sentenced to four months in prison for the violation of probation and possibly should have gotten a year or years for all of his offenses, just while on probation. Tom Alcutt, a police informant story
(the above link is expired, that story is cut and pasted below this post)
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Peter Griffin, Connecticut Inmate # 306810, claims he was/is the owner of the Cadillac Ranch, a country line dancing bar, and another Connecticut hot spot. Peter claimed his father retired as did the Connecticut Alcohol Enforcement official whom he bribed for protection and to stay out of trouble. Since the official had retired Peter claimed he didn�t know what new Connecticut Official he was supposed to bribe to stay out of trouble. Peter claimed that he was targeted for his property and assets by over zealous drug enforcement agents. It only takes three arrests under the nuisance statute where your property and business can be seized and the State and Law Enforcement get to split the booty. Peter claimed that a drug dealer and a customer were offered immunity or some type of deal to do a drug deal at Pete�s bar.

Pete claims he was the number 3 arrest, and because he supposedly �knew� about the drug deal he was charged with accessory and with conspiracy and all the other charges of the other 2. Peter claimed the other 2 only got a slap on the wrist and he was charged with felonies facing 9 or more years in prison. Peter claims he wanted to preserve his marriage and see his children grow up, so he claims even though he is innocent, elected to plea to the charges and serve a year and a half in prison and be labeled a felon for the rest of his life, unable to vote, or operate in the love of his life, the bar business. Other bar owners in another part of Connecticut, Stafford Springs, that did not play cards and eat lunch with the Selectman of the town at that time, found themselves in prison, or forced out of business or go to prison. What does that say? Business owners that are not connected to the cronyism, graft, and corruption in Connecticut Town Halls are a target for their assets, property, and to be put out of business to bolster the profits and assets of the privileged. What about the story of another landlord (click here for post on Donald Christmas) threatened and facing prison for threatening to sue for civil rights violations, proposing laws forcing police to protect and serve ALL residents, and being outspoken? Ok, doubters, does my story now make sense? Picture of my former property in this post, and my story found with this one.

If shit like this is ok with you, maybe you should remain quiet, just don�t ask a tried and convicted, “Big Mouth,” like me to fight for you or to expose your injustice. Because, I just won�t care either. Erickson (Vikingas)
Getting Tarred and Feathered
Disclaimer: The contents of this post, and of all of my posts, emails, letters, and what is printed in newspapers, is to my best belief and knowledge, and represents my opinions, solely. June 11, 2004 09: 44 AM | TrackBack Comments Anybody that wants to join me, help in the fight, represent me legally in the fight against civil rights abuses of the police and the courts, sue the prison system for covering up abuse, misconduct, and hiding abuse from federal prison inspectors, wants to sue Connecticut for being racist and unfair, or has thought of a lawsuit, class action, or not, that somehow involves me, my fight, my cause, please write me at: EricksonPO Box 730Enfield, CT 06083-0730
Posted by: Erickson at June 11, 2004 10: 24 AM test
Posted by:

Clifford W. Thornton, Jr. at June 11, 2004 10: Spada, Commission of the Connecticut State Police, to your lackey, Governor John G. Rowland, and to others that either told me to �shut or else,� and leave the State and/or wanted me silenced,
Message: FUCK YOU �
And how do you like me now? Oh, and by the way, P.

Posted by: Erickson at June 11, 2004 11: 08 AM The prisoners themselves add to the segragation that takes place in a prison. Blacks hang with blacks, latinos with latinos, whites with whites, and then the innocent huddle in the corners and wait to get shived and raped. There are gangs in prisons and alot of them are based on race. Is it the prison system or the mentallity of the inmates? Gordo at June 11, 2004 11:

51 AM test
Posted by: Clifford W. Thornton, Jr. at June 11, 2004 12: 16 PM I encourage all of you to visit the web site listed below. It shows and tells everything Steve is talking about and more. Please visit link;
Posted by:

Clifford W. Thornton, Jr. at June 11, 2004 12: 35 PM Gordo
It is society itself, segragated housing, education,etc,etc.

So when going to prison it is business as usual. You hang with the people you know, the people that look most like you. As long as we live in pockets of isolation we conjure up our own perceptions, these perceptions become our realities but are not necessarly the truth
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Clifford W. Thornton, Jr. at June 11, 2004 03: 02 PM Cliff’s link as noted above (click)
Posted by: Erickson at June 11, 2004 11: 28 PM About Cliff’s comment: Erik the Viking made it a post of its own now.

About Gordo’s question, is this a system racism or does it have to do with the inmates: I think that this is a classist argument (which I don’t disagree with) that may also apply to the correctional officers. Ranadeb at June 13, 2004 01: 07 AM Steven G. Erickson and Vikingas are one in the same. No, the link above is not for something already posted, that is separate and stands on its own. Erickson at June 13, 2004 09: 53 AM Someone is as pissed off as I am about police bullshit and where are country is going, she left a comment and this link in this post comment section. She alleges that her 10 year old son was shot in the back of the head by a neighbor alone with her son in Huntington, West Virginia.

If Law Enforcement acted as Advertised, street crime and drug use would be vastly reduced. Erickson at June 23, 2004 12: 18 PM* * * ** * * *September 10, 2003 If Law Enforcement acted as Advertised, street crime and drug use would be vastly reduced. Police should not be partnering with street criminals and small time drug dealers,’informants’, to fleece the taxpayer beyond what he/she already pays in outrageous taxes. As it is now, the law enforcement system is a sham. If officers actually did their jobs they could see their numbers reduced. So a cop on every corner does little to curb crime if the main agenda is collecting traffic fines, other fees, confiscating money, and property. It would then make sense to leave the career criminal parasites alone as they cannot be easily found and fined. Instead they are a law enforcement TOOL.

An informant can set up innocent and not so innocent individuals that do have money and property to take away. An example of this is Thomas Alcutt, Connecticut Prisoner # 305757, Bergin Correctional Institute, Storrs, Connecticut. Alcutt told me that he had a $200 to $1000 daily crack cocaine habit for a period of years. Alcutt claimed he broke into countless houses and garages, even when the people were home. Thomas told me he preferred garages as if they were easy to get into and there was usually enough valuables in the garage without having to go into the house, so he had enough goods to sell at a Southern Connecticut pawn shop to fuel his daily addiction. Just think of how much misery and loss of dollars was caused by this one individual. If drug users were corrected as caught, there would be less distribution, crime, and those caught early could be taxpayers, not in prison with long sentences, dead, or one of the growing number of common criminal, parasite, frauds. After committing hundreds and hundreds of crimes for many years, Alcutt told me he got careless and was caught by police in his car, smoking crack, yet another time. Alcutt told me he was offered a deal by drug enforcement agents to stage buys for them and he could keep half the money and half the crack seized!

Alcutt felt loyalty and feared his drug connections so opted to finally go to prison for a short stint for his countless crimes. If true, police could actually be encouraging crime and the fleecing of the average citizen, the taxpayer. Drunk driving, domestic disputes, and other social problems were not concentrated on until there was a realization that these behaviors produce untold revenues in fines, forced tuition for classes, and is just one more way to take control citizens, circumventing the U. Constitution. If the social problem of drinking were really a concern the higher functioning citizens with assets and cash would not be the only target for drunk driving, those passing out on sidewalks, staggering around downtown areas daily would also be targeted.

In Connecticut, a loud screaming match between married people can result in arrest, probation, fines, and forced tuition. Do the homeless get arrested and treated the same if they exhibit the same behaviors? If not, why? It’s the money and homeless people often smell and are not pleasant to deal with. I have seen police in Stafford Springs, Connecticut refuse to arrest teens that were drunk, fighting, one putting his hand though a window causing a massive wound. It was common knowledge, the teens were small time drug dealers, vandals, and house breakers, but since they had exhibited bad behavior for years and had nothing of real value to take, they were left to commit more and more crimes.

Job security for police, and those unable to behave themselves use alcohol, tobacco, and drugs which ultimately produces revenue in huge quantities in the short term. Crime would immediately be reduced the minute police start protecting and serving downtown home, business, investment property owners, and those honest, hardworking citizens just trying to get by. As it is now police mainly serve the Cities and Towns in revenue collected, not the people. Those that don’t vote, voice their opinions in letters to the editor, and contact their politicians by snail mail and by phone are condoning bad policies, corruption, and the dilution of the Constitution. If you, as Americans, want rights for yourself and for future generations, the time to speak up and act is now. Erickson(formerly of Stafford Springs, Connecticut.

Run out by Connecticut State Police for having complained about downtown crime, drug dealing, in letters to the editor and for having the ‘audacity’ of actually proposing ‘Civilian Oversight’ of police to State and Federal legislators. 5, 2004)
Drug Dealer/House Breaker shoots pig in head, downtown Stafford Springs, Connecticut
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September 10, 2003 05: 56 AM | TrackBack Comments Homeboy, you might be rights about some things buts I tell you now it ain’t what you thinks it is with the cops. They be busting my bros left and right and I’ve been going to jail lately now for ever in a day homeboy. The fact is, why can’t we all just get along? Mavin Johnson at September 10, 2003 10: 15 AM The whole judicial system is screwed up and the innocent are paying the price. Karla at April 16, 2004 02: 46 PM The whole judicial system is screwed up and the innocent are paying the price.

Karla at April 16, 2004 02: 46 PM The whole judicial system is screwed up and the innocent are paying the price. Karla at April 16, 2004 02: 47 PM I hope you can help me expose the injustice of the cops and corrupt local law enforcement. Please go to: link; and read the story of the murder of my Son and join me in my demand that his murder be investigated and the murderer arrested. I can’t seem to find any support anywhere in this country.

Please add your voice to mine
Posted by: Deborah at June 23, 2004 11: 53 AM The above link mentioned, just click here. Erickson at June 23, 2004 11:

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Can anonymous or others completely slander someone on the internet and get away with it? Background on my story [here]

I have been slandered in [this] Hartford Courant forum.

I would like to find information on this poster:
Ron McKernan
Westbrook, CT

Text of his post:
"I checked up on Steven G. Erickson. Are you ready for this folks? He never lived in the state of connecticut. The whole, entire thing is made up. From beginning to end. He's a vermont native, and until 2 years ago he was living in a halfway house(not the right term but like a place for people with mental issues)
He can not drive and does not have a driver's license, either."

I would like to consider serving that individual. I have a valid driver's license and the other accusations are completely false. If you have any information regarding that person or "Spike" that also posts mostly in response to mine the Hartford Courant forum, please email me at:

Poster "Spike"
Wallingford, CT

"Most of Steven's allegations happened 10, 12, 15 years ago. People, DO NOT BELIEVE AS WORD HE SAYS. He painted the house he owned PINK. I wonder why."

My response:

Spike you know many past details. Enough to twist the truth.

The actual color was called "Frontier Beige" some think it pink.

A former Stafford Springs Selectman told me that a way to get rid of [racial slurs snipped] and riffraff was to squeeze out landlords. I refused to agree to rent to "Whites Only"

I had gone to the selectman asking for help with ridding my yard of heroin and crack cocaine dealers from my properties that I fixed up from a boarded up condition was only getting threatening behavior, no action from the Connecticut State Police when I respectfully begged for assistance with criminals.

I also complained about jerks that were abandoning cars and throwing piles of trash in my yard. I asked the Connecticut State Police to help with the illegal dumping on my property. I was sent a letter by the Connecticut State Police stating I would have to pay a $100/day fine until I cleaned up the trash.

Former Selectman John Julian allegedly took bribes in the Arizona restaurant in Stafford for just about everything. I believe at least one of his regular noon card games, contained at least one organized crime figure.

I asked for a dumpster and help. His alleged "connected" friends got dumpsters and help from the police. I told Julian that I was going to paint my house pink and put a small boat with oars on it, with a sign near the boat, "Steve's Oar House".

I saw Julian the following day after painting the house and stated in front of his friends at the card game that I took his advice on painting my house using his suggestion in painting it in the French/Italian motive.

Julian took credit for picking the color!

I then saw Julian the following day and he was absolutely ripped at me. I told him that I was looking for a small row boat with oars. A dumpster appeared on my law the following day and I heard no more of the $100/day fine from the Connecticut State Police.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

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