Thursday, December 12, 2013

Summary of Case


The Death of Sun Ming Sheu:
A Government Sponsored Assassination?

On June 26th, 2010, on a secluded street in College Point, NY, Queens resident Sunny Sheu was found mortally wounded and taken to New York Hospital of Queens, where he died shortly thereafter. The NY Medical Examiner determined the cause of death to be "blunt force trauma to head with skull fractures and brain injuries." and the manner of death is “undetermined”, requiring a criminal investigation under NY law.

Two months prior, Mr. Sheu made a video stating that if he were harmed, it would be at the hands of NY State Supreme Court Judge Golia "and his men”; referring to two Queens District Attorney Bureau NYPD Detectives who had illegally detained him and allegedly threatened his life.

The Underlying Mortgage Fraud Case

For ten years, Mr. Sheu had been fighting a mortgage fraud case, which threatened his home ownership. The fraudsters acquired the mortgage of Sheu's home by forging the signature of Sheu's brother. Even though the fraudsters were arrested by the police and convicted for forgery, the banks continued to pretend that the fraudsters' mortgage was valid, and when the fraudster's failed to pay the mortgage, the banks got the house.

When Shue went to court, he found out that the Judge (Joseph Golia) refused to consider the proof that he transfer was made by fraud.  Sheu claimed that he was denied due process by Golia, whom he believed was in league with the fraudsters. For more details, see the Back Star News series “Junk Justice”.

Sheu Asks the FBI For Witness Protection after Kidnapping by NYPD

According to Sheu, on January 14, 2009, he was illegally detained by NYPD detectives Dominic DeGenaro and James Monaco of the Queens District Attorney's Bureau (identified as such in this unrelated article). Sheu claimed  the detectives told him that his house "belonged to the bank" and threatened him with death if he went to the authorities or press. Queens DA spokesperson Kevin Ryan confirms Sheu’s detention on that date, but refuses to state a reason for the detention or provide a warrant.

In an April 9, 2010 email to Special Supervising Agent Rachel Rojas of the New York FBI, Mr. Sheu told Rojas that he had been "kidnapped" by the detectives, and warned that if he went to the media about his mortgage case or filed complaints against Judge Golia, he would be killed.  At the end of the email, Sheu begs Agent Rojas for witness Protection. Rojas’ only reply: “Be careful”.

Despite the Sunny also went to the Blackstar News, which wrote and in depth article about his legal ordeal, including his kidnapping.  

Sheu Investigates Golia’s Finances

On 11/6/2009, Sheu filed a complaint of financial disclosure fraud against Judge Golia with the Ethics Commission of the NY Office of Court Administration (OCA). The complaint including allegations of non-disclosure of real estate properties worth millions of dollars, including the $700,000  Breezy Point beach house he did not declare.


The Ethics Commission felt that Sheu's complaint had enough merit that they demanded an amended financial disclosure from from Judge Golia. [When a public official is suspected of making misrepresentations on their financial disclosure form, they are required to submit an amended form to correct misrepresentations on the original form. Failure to correct every misrepresentation is grounds for felony charges against the official.]

On June 23nd, 2010 The Ethics Commission informed Sheu that the Golia's amended form was available. Sheu went to the OCA that day to pick up the amended form.  


Upon reading the amended form, and assessing that that Golia's misrepresentations on the original form had not been remedied, Sheu announced to the OCA that he had sufficient evidence to prove that Judge Golia was guilty of fraud. His exact words - captured on an audio recording by his colleagues - were: "Now I have enough evidence to put Golia in jail".

Sunny Shue is Killed

Three days later, On June 26th, 2010 at 3:15 PM, Sunny Sheu was found on the street in Flushing, NY, with severe head trauma and in a coma. He was taken to New York Hospital of Queens by EMS, where he died at 8:15 PM.

Medical Examiner Autopsy Contradicts NYPD and New York Hospital ER Doctor on Cause and Manner of Death

Zeeshan Ahmed, the ER doctor attending Sunny, LIED about the cause of death, saying there was "not a scratch on his head", and Detective Chris Austin of the 109th Precinct falsely stated that there was "no head injury" and that Sheu died from "natural causes" due to an "aneurism"

However,  The Official Medical Examiner's report confirms that Sheu died from "blunt force trauma to head with skull fractures and brain injuries" and that the manner of death is "undetermined" (no "aneurism" is mentioned in autopsy) Under NY State law, “Undetermined”deaths require an investigation.

Dr. Ahmed later confessed to Blackstar News editor Milton Allimadi that he had known there was head trauma at the time of the incident, and that "foul play" was involved. 


TWO WEEKS after the Medical Examiner determined that Sheu had died from "blunt force trauma to head with skull fractures and brain injuries", the NYPD was still maintaing that Sheu died of "a seizure" and that there was no head trauma", a position they still hold, despite its blatant contradiction of the Medical Examiner's autopsy findings. 


It should be noted that under law, the NYPD has NO AUTHORITY to rule on the cause and manner of death. That is the exclusive purview of the Medical Examiner. 

No Investigation by NYPD or Queens DA - Coordinated Cover-up by NYPD, Queens DA, NY Hospital, OCA and Others

To date, there has been no investigation into the death of Mr. Sheu. Rather, the response of the NYPD to Mr. Sheu’s death indicates a coordinated effort  to obfuscate and cover up the circumstances of his death. 

Specifically; the NYPD:

dispatched personnel to the New York Hospital of Queens to “identify” Sheu’s body and transfer the body from the hospital to the Medical Examiner for immediate autopsy, before the body could be officially identified by his next of kin,.


stated that the cause of death was an "aneurysm" with “no head trauma” and that the manner of death was "natural”- statements contradictory to the Medical Examiner’s report.

sent a false memo to the Chief Medical Examiner  stating: "the squad is holding this case as an accident with no criminality”. But detective Ardisano of the 109th pct states that the squad was not informed of Sheu's death because "there was no head trauma"

claimed that they interviewed a “witness” who saw Sheu collapse and strike his head, but have denied FOIL requests for the identity of the witness or the 911 call. But was there really a "witness"? The NYPD has refused to identify this "witness", despite FOIL requests and appeals.



No Response from NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly

On May 18, 2011, the Black Star News sent a certified letter to Commission Kelly, requesting an investigation and a response to FOIL requests. Receipt was confirmed, but Kelly has not responded.

NYPD IN Violation of New York Freedom of Information Law

The NYPD has repeatedly violated the crucial NY State FOIL laws in regard to this case. Recently the NYPD ignored its final deadline to respond to an appeal of the Blackstar News' original FOIL requests. 


Among the Unanswered Questions in the FOIL Request:

-who ordered the detention?
-what was the official purpose of the detention?
-who was the alleged "witness" that "saw Sunny fall" and dialed 911?
-What EMT workers transported Sunny to the hospital?
-what NYPD officers identified Sunny Sheu's body, and how did they do it?
-who ordered the illegal transfer of Sunny's body eight hours after his death?
-who at the NY Hospital authorized the illegal transfer?
-why did the NYPD send a false report to the Coroner?
-why has there been no investigation of an "undetermined" death?


The NY Office Of Court Administration's "Ethics Commission" has also refused to release the financial disclosure documents of Judge Golia, despite the fact that their sole purpose is to procure and make available these precise documents to the public. 


The Blackstar News has requested these documents through FOIL, but the OCA has ignored the FOIL request. 


To our knowledge, Judge Golia is the ONLY NY Supreme Court Judge who's financial disclosure forms are being withheld from public scrutiny. 

Golia's Alleged Links to the Russian Mafia

An affidavit posted to the web by a Russian immigrant in 2010 alleges connections between Judge Golia and the Russian Mafia. A chilling document.

Updates:

New York Hospital Denies that Dr. Ahmed Works There, Despite His Profile on Their Website!

The New York Hospital, trying to cover up the false statements of Dr. Ahmed regarding the cause of death are now claiming that he has NEVER WORKED there!, though he did and DOES to this day, as an ER Resident.

3/29/13: Queens DA Spokesman Kevin Ryan Lies about Investigation...

Queens DA Spokesman Kevin Ryan claims that the DA has never investigated the murder of Sunny Sheu because according to Ryan: "The Medical Examiner determined that there was no criminality"

Not only did the Medical Examiner never determine that there was no criminality; the Medical Examiner has nNO AUTHORITY to determine criminality. The M.E. can only determine the cause and manner of death. Why is Queens DA Ryan lying about this? 

4/2/13: Fraudulently Redacted Documents from the Queens Medical Examiner's Office Indicate complicity in the cover-up by parties at the Medical Examiner's Office.

Analysis of the Certificate of Death provided by the Queens Medical Examiner's office illicitly altered the document before releasing it in response to a FOIL request.


The facts above comprise compelling evidence that there is a cover up of the death of Sheu, including an effort to skew the ME’s report and prematurely dispose of the body. At the very least, the NYPD’s refusal to investigate an “Undetermined” death, and their violation of FOIL laws, make this story of critical to all Americans. If a resident of the United States, can be threatened by a government entity, ignored by authorities and media, and killed without investigation, we are all in grave jeopardy...




Saturday, October 19, 2013

Emails to Federal NYPD Monitor and Moreland Commissioner Peter L. Zimroth, regarding the murder of Sunny Sheu and cover up by the NYPD



From: Wgalison

To: Peter.Zimroth

Bcc: milton ; assistjm



Subject: The most egregious abuse of NYPD power - the surveillance, kidnapping, and murder of anti corruption whistleblower Sunny Sheu.


Date: Tue, Aug 13, 2013 7:52 am



Mr. Zimroth;

Congratulations on your appointment as federal monitor of the NYPD.



There is a story that you may be unfamiliar with, that represents the ultimate abuse of power by the NYPD, and which has been covered up by many state agencies as well as the FBI.

On June 26th, 2010, my friend and colleague Sunny Sheu was bludgeoned to death on a remote industrial strip in Flushing Queens.

Three days earlier, Mr. Sheu had declared to the Office of Court Administration "Ethics Department" that he had evidence of financial fraud by NY Supreme Court Judge Joseph Golia,

The Queens M.E. determined the cause of death to be "Blunt Force Trauma to the head with skull fractures and braininjuries", and the manner of death "undetermined". The NYPD maintains that Sheu died of an "aneurism" with "no head trauma". There has been no investigation.

Weeks prior to his death, Mr. Sheu made a video, later posted on Youtube, in which he says he was kidnapped and threatened with death by two NYPD detectives of the Queens DA Bureau if he disclosed the evidence against Golia. His illegal, warrantless detention was verified by Queens DA spokesman Kevin Ryan. Sheu also stated that the he begged the FBI for witness protection against Golia and the two Detectives. He further stated that if he were killed, it would be at their hands. The FBI ignored Sheu's plea and his evidence of judicial corruption. Since his death, they have never responded to communications or accepted evidence.


The NYPD ignored FOIL requests and appeals for documentation of the circumstances of Sheu's death, including thew alleged witness' testimony. Finally, when subsequent requests were forwarded to Christine Quinn, the NYPD furnished documents so heavily redacted as to be useless.

In plain terms, The NYPD kidnapped and threatened a civilian with death if he reported corruption, then after his brutal murder sent false evidence to the Medical Examiner in an unsuccessful attempt to sway his determination, and has covered up this murder for three years.

Commissioner Kelly has ignored all correspondence demanding transparency and accountability.
Shortly before his death Sheu, who had been a computer communications expert in Taiwanese intelligence, showed me forensic proof that his email communications had been intercepted and manipulated by someone at www.nypd.org, the non-governmental internet presence of the NYPD.

Further information and documentation of the case can be found at www.sunnysheu.blogspot.com
A thoroughly documented article on the case was published by Truthout.org.
Mr Zimroth; this case demonstrates the underlying depravity and criminality of the police department whose policies you are investigating.
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This is nothing less than a Government sanctioned assassination of an anti corruption whistleblower, covered up, if not committed and sanctioned buy the NYPD at the highest level.

If you want to make a real and lasting difference regarding abuses by the NYPD, you will use your office to investigate this crime, wherever and to whomever it leads.

I hope to hear from you regarding this critical issue. 

Thank you. 



Will Galison 


NO RESPONSE FROM PETER ZIMROTH

_______________________________________________




From: Wgalison

To: Peter.Zimroth ; assistjm ; milton ; danny

; jason ; deblasio  Subject: Moreland Commission Hearings

Date: Sun, Sep 15, 2013 9:02 am 


Mr. Zimroth,

I am a part-time reporter for the Black Star News and Truthout.org. I wrote you recently about an assassination which is being covered up by the NYPD, who also appear to be complicit in its perpetration.

I have not yet received any response to your office.

This cover up of this crime seems to be so important to the NYPD that I fear I and other witnesses and reporters with information about it are also in danger of retribution. As you know Ray Kelly is an advisor to the committee and he knows my name well, from the letters the Blackstar news sent to him regarding the case.

Mu immediate concern is that I may be barred from testifying at the Moreland Commission Hearings, out of fear that I will further disclose this case on the public record, and put Mr. Kelly and others on the spot
.
I registered to speak at the hearing before the registration form was added to the page and again less than one hour after the form was added. I have metadata proving that I registered before the roster of witnesses could possibly have been filled. If I am barred from speaking at the hearing it cannot be because I registered late or because I do not have urgently important corruption to report. It will because my testimony is being blocked by corrupt commissioners.

From nines years of fighting official corruption in New York State, I am very familiar with many of the names on the roster of Moreland Commissioners. I don't need to tell you that many are deeply complicit in crimes and corruption.

New Yorkers are counting on you to make the Moreland Hearings more than a sham, a waste of taxpayers money, and a pretext for continuing the official corruption that has become the norm in NY government.
Your acknowledgment of receipt of this letter will give me confidence in your commitment to fighting corruption in New York.

Thanks very much, 


Will Galison 

NO RESPONSE FROM PETER ZIMROTH

Video:

Peter Zimroth denies receiving the above emails despite the fact that all other parties copied recieved them both...







Printout of original emails:


From:Wgalison
To:Peter.Zimroth
Bcc:milton ; assistjm
Subject:The most egregious abuse of NYPD power - the surveillance, kidnapping, and murder of anti corruption whistleblower Sunny Sheu.
Date:Tue, Aug 13, 2013 7:52 am


Mr. Zimroth;

Congratulations on your appointment as federal monitor of the NYPD.

There is a story that you may be unfamiliar with, that represents the ultimate abuse of power by the NYPD, and which has been covered up by many state agencies as well as the FBI.

On June 26th, 2010, my friend and colleague Sunny Sheu was bludgeoned to death on a remote industrial strip in Flushing Queens.

Three days earlier, Mr. Sheu had declared to the Office of Court Administration "Ethics Department" that he had evidence of financial fraud by NY Supreme Court Judge Joseph Golia, 

The Queens M.E. determined the cause of death to be "Blunt Force Trauma to the head with skull fractures and brain injuries", and the manner of death "undetermined". The NYPD maintains that Sheu died of an "aneurism" with "no head trauma". There has been no investigation. 

Weeks prior to his death, Mr. Sheu made a video, later posted on Youtube, in which he says he was kidnapped and threatened with death by two NYPD detectives of the Queens DA Bureau if he disclosed the evidence against Golia. His illegal, warrantless detention was verified by Queens DA spokesman Kevin Ryan. Sheu also stated that the he begged the FBI for witness protection against Golia and the two Detectives. He further stated that if he were killed, it would be at their hands. The FBI ignored Sheu's plea and his evidence of judicial corruption. Since his death, they have never responded to communications or accepted evidence.

109th Precinct detective Ardisano, claimed that there was no witness to Sheu's death, but detective Austin of the same squad wrote a letter to the M.E., claiming that a witness.

The NYPD ignored FOIL requests and appeals for documentation of the circumstances of Sheu's death, including thew alleged witness' testimony. Finally, when subsequent  requests were forwarded to Christine Quinn, the NYPD furnished documents so heavily redacted as to be useless. 

In plain terms, The NYPD kidnapped and threatened a civilian with death if he reported corruption, then after his brutal murder sent false evidence to the Medical Examiner in an unsuccessful attempt to sway his determination, and has covered up this murder for three years.


Shortly before his death Sheu, who had been a computer communications expert in Taiwanese intelligence, showed me forensic proof that his email communications had been intercepted and manipulated by someone at www.nypd.org, the non-governmental internet presence of the NYPD. 

Further information and documentation of the case can be found at www.sunnysheu.blogspot.com


Mr Zimroth; this case demonstrates the underlying depravity and criminality of the police department whose policies  you are investigating. 

This is nothing less than a Government sanctioned assassination of an anti corruption whistleblower, covered up, if not committed and sanctioned buy the NYPD at the highest level. 

If you want to make a real and lasting difference regarding abuses by the NYPD, you will use your office to investigate this crime, wherever and to whomever it leads. 

I hope to hear from you regarding this critical issue. Thank you.


Will Galison





From:Wgalison
To:Peter.Zimroth ; assistjm ; milton ; danny ; jason ; deblasio
Subject:Moreland Commission Hearings
Date:Sun, Sep 15, 2013 9:02 am


Mr. Zimroth,

I am a part-time reporter for the Black Star News and Truthout.org

I wrote you recently about an assassination which is being covered up by the NYPD, who also appear to be complicit in its perpetration.

I have not yet received any response to your office.

This cover up of this crime seems to be so important to the NYPD that I fear I and other witnesses and reporters with information about it are also in danger of retribution. As you know Ray Kelly is an advisor to the committee and he knows my name well, from the letters the Blackstar news sent to him regarding the case. 

Mu immediate concern is that I may be barred from testifying at the Moreland Commission Hearings, out of fear that I will further disclose this case on the public record, and put Mr. Kelly and others on the spot.

I registered to speak at the hearing before the registration form was added to the page and again less than one hour after the form was added. I have metadata proving that I registered before the roster of witnesses could possibly have been filled.  If I am barred from speaking at the hearing it cannot be because I registered late or because I do not have urgently important corruption to report. It will because my testimony is being blocked by corrupt commissioners. 

From nines years of fighting official corruption in New York State, I am very familiar with many of the names on the roster of Moreland Commissioners. I don't need to tell you that many are deeply complicit in crimes and corruption.

New Yorkers are counting on you to make the Moreland Hearings more than a sham, a waste of taxpayers money, and a pretext for continuing the official corruption that has become the norm in NY government.

Your acknowledgment of receipt of this letter will give me confidence in your commitment to fighting corruption in New York.


Thanks very much,


Will Galison




Monday, February 18, 2013

Blackstar News Shares Prestigious "Integrity Award" for Reporting on The Sunny Sheu Murder


“We have made our 2011 midyear integrity awards,” announced George Stokes, Sr., Advisory Board President for the grassroots legal reform organization known as POPULAR, “Power Over Poverty Under Laws of America Restored.”
According to its website, POPULAR is an association of public interest attorneys and Juris Doctors advised by a board of community leaders, all of whom are committed to “helping poor and other disadvantaged people access affordable and competent legal representation, appropriate judicial oversight, and important civil and criminal justice system reforms.”
“Bi-annually since June of 2009, POPULAR has presented its Restore Integrity Award in the categories of private sector, public sector, and / or grassroots advocacy,” says Advisory Board member Katherine Moore who helps administer the awards program and has been with POPULAR since it launched in November, 2008. Moore explains, “all of POPULAR’s award recipients have taken or otherwise pursued one or more specific acts or measures to eliminate significant inequity, waste, fraud, abuse, or other public and/or private sector corruption in America.” President Stokes adds that, “our group defines corruption as any illegal or unethical conduct contributing to the systemic malfunction of government, commerce, and/or democracy in America as contemplated by the U.S. Constitution.”
POPULAR’s 2011 mid-year “Restore Integrity Award” recipients are as follows:
Private Sector Category:
Rachel Maddow for her coverage of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s use of the state’s “Emergency Financial Managers” law to take prime beachfront property from the largely impoverished town of Benton Harbor, Michigan for a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course and luxury “signature” homes;
Black Star News, Inc. for its indepth investigation and coverage of circumstances surrounding the death of former New York resident Sunny Sheu, "Foe of Judicial Corruption";


http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/6/prweb8608907.htm

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Business Week response to Sunny Sheu story


From:Wgalison
To:cdolmetsch
Subject:Story of Sunny Sheu: Whistleblower's murder covered up by NYPD, New York Hospital and Queens DA?
Date:Tue, Jul 12, 2011 11:53 pm


Chris,


Do you have the journalistic independence/ integrity to cover this breaking story? The murder of a whistleblowing victim of foreclosure victim? Apparently ordered by a Supreme Court Judge, incontestably covered up by NYPD, FBI. NY Queens Hospital, Medical Examiner and Queens DA Richard Brown.

I predict that your employer will censor this story, but I am hoping you possess the integrity to push for it. 






Feel free to contact me for more details. 


Will Galison
212 677 7344

Sunday, August 12, 2012


On Judicial Corruption and WNYC Radio



AN OPEN LETTER TO BRIAN LEHRER

My name is William Galison, I am a musician whose family has lived in Manhattan for four generations. I have been a performing guest on Lenny Lopaite’s show and a guest on Leanne Hansen’s Weekend Edition and a member of WNYC for decades. Nobody loves and cares about WNYC more than I do.

Six years ago, a major law firm attempted to steal my copyrights to my own CD and I sued to protect my rights. Although I ultimately prevailed, I was shocked to discover that the New York State judiciary is unimaginably corrupt; from attorneys who break ethical rules to judges who break judicial law to the Chief Judge of New York State, Jonathan Lippman, (pictured at right) who was illegally shoehorned into power by the corrupt New York State Senate, all with utter impunity and no media coverage.


WNYC does terrific journalism and entertainment in many areas, but by their own admission, they will not touch the issue of judicial corruption (see below). Apparently, they are improperly beholden to their primary benefactors, which include many of the “White Shoe” law firms. As shown below, the interests of these firms are in conflict with the interests of the Public and of honest journalism, and have lead WNYC to self-censor reporting on matters crucial to their listeners.



Brian Lehrer (pictured at right) is a star among stars: brilliant, informed, witty, human and consciencous. I can only pray that the reason he has neglected to respond to my concerns is that he has been sequestered from my correspondence. This letter is an effort to assure that he knows what is being said done in his name.

New York State’s Utter Lack of Judicial Oversight

Attorney and Judicial rules and laws are enforced by the so-called "judicial oversight committees" specifically the divisional "Grievance Committees" and the "Commission on Judicial Conduct" (CJC).

The corruption in both of these bodies is absolute and flagrant. Complaints against lawyers with "connections" are brazenly whitewashed. Lawyers who act against the connected ones are often sanctioned or disbarred Likewise, the CJC dismisses complaints against judges without any investigation or explanation. Judges who dare to challenge the system are punished. To compound the problem, no attorney will touch cases of alleged corruption against crooked attorneys or judges. They know this means professional suicide.

The Public Resistance

There exists an affiliation of victims of judicial corruption, and consequently of the Grievance Committees and/or the CJC. Our complaints against these agencies are not about unfavorable decisions, but about the flagrant lack of due process. We have at least seven cases now pending in federal court, specifically against the grievance committees and the CJC with more being prepared. Members of this affiliation have been fighting this corruption by compiling evidence proving flagrant abuses by judges and lawyers and the pattern of blatant corruption in the oversight committees. These include:

Christine Anderson Esq: a six year veteran investigating attorney at the First Departmental Disciplinary Committee,: who was fired by Jonathan Lippman for whistle-bowing against systemic corruption at the DDC.

The Honorable Duane Hart: an exemplary sitting Supreme Court Judge, who has suffered a campaign of harassment and retaliation by the CJC for standing by his principals. His Honor has stated on the record that the only lawyer he has known who is “sleazier” than the Chairman of the CJC is the Chief Counsel of the DDC.

Gizella Weishauss: A survivor of Auschwitz, and the first complainant in the Holocaust restitution case against the Swiss banks. Removed from the case by her lawyer after she exposed graft and corruption by her lawyers, she was deprived of the restitution she sought for all victims. The New York DDC whitewashed her complaints against her lawyer even as he was disbarred in its counterpart in New Jersey.

-Louisa Esposito, a car accident victim who videotaped her lawyer Allen Isaac demanding oral sex in return for a “favorable outcome” based on his connections with the judges of the First Appellate Division Court.

-Numerous attorneys who have been disbarred, sanctioned and harassed for obeying their obligations to their clients and the rules of professional responsibility.

The June 8th Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing

On June 8th 2009, after years of pressure from concerned citizens, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing in Albany about the alleged abuses by the oversight committees. Most of the above victims testified at the hearing, which can be viewed in its entirety on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HR8OX8uuAbw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28afajRkDwY&feature=channel

The illegal confirmation of Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman

Jonathan Lippman (see also bio below) is one of the worst perpetrators of judicial corruption in New York, and his ascension to the highest judgeship in New York State is a disaster for justice. There are at least seven federal corruption cases pending against Lippman in the Southern District and dozens more before the SJC and CJC.

On January 29th, 2009 Hearings were held to discuss the process for the section of nominees for Chief Judge. WNYC refused to announce this public hearing despite written requests well in advance.

The February 11th, 2009, Confirmation hearings were the only opportunity for the public to voice concerns about Judge Lippman. WNYC refused to announce this hearing and refused to cover the hearing, As a result, only I and two other New Yorkers in opposition attended the hearing, after learning of the hearing from a leak. In contrast, over one hundred friends and family of Lippman were personally invited to celebrate his confirmation. It was only after I alerted WNYC that Wayne Barrett had a front page story in the Village Voice about Lipman’s corruption, did Brian interview Barrett- briefly, after the fact., with no questions of substance,

On June 8th 2009, hearings were held before the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding abuses by the judicial oversight committees. 200 citizens attended. But WNYC refused to announce or cover this historic hearing.

By its Own Admission, WNYC “Will Not Cover” the Matter of Judicial Corruption in New York State.

Over the past three years I have repeatedly requested that WNYC dedicate one single segment to the hugely important issue of judicial corruption in New York State, and specifically about the corrupt oversight committees. Over the past five years at least, there has not been a single segment on this subject.

I was told by newsroom that there was “no time to cover every story that listeners request”. As I was speaking to the newsroom rep, Brian Lehrer was hosting a thirty-minute segment on handbag fashions. No time?

When I persisted in requesting coverage of the judiciary, I was sent a threatening letter by WNYC’s counsel Ivan Zimmerman, who warned me to desist in my requests (letter available on request). I was told by Beth Fertig that she had been told not to speak to me because I was “harassing the station”, but Ms. Fertig refused to tell me who told her that, or what that allegation was based upon.

Most ominously, in a recorded conversation on June 15th 2009, “Sarah” at WNYC’s Listener Services stated that WNYC “will not cover” the topic of judicial corruption, before hanging up on me. (Mp3 recording available on request)

WNYC has censored its website to conceal listener concern about Judicial Corruption.

The minutes of the Community Advisory Board meeting of January 20, 2009, on the WNYC website report: “CAB board member Ken Stewart said that Mr. Galison had recently convinced him of his case, and asked Mr. Galison what WNYC could do.”

However, the minutes of the prior CAB meeting at which I presented my “case” were censored to expunge any mention of my original suggestion that WNYC address judicial corruption, a suggestion Mr. Stewart initially questioned.

WNYC has reportedly threatened to have me arrested for criticizing their negligence of Judicial corruption.

An anonymous threat on the website http://exposecorruptcourts.blogspot.com/ states: “my friend [at WNYC] tells me they have a picture of him hanging up near the entrance and direction to call the police if he shows up there again. Scary. Tightly wound, ready to break. Watch out.

Why would WNYC neglect this crucial topic?
The connections between WNYC’s board of directors and the “White Shoe” law firms are vast and will be the subject of a report to be sent to published on the internet in the near future. These law firms are the clear beneficiaries of the corruption that pervades the Judiciary and they are deeply invested in preserving the status quo.

WNYC and THE DEATH of SUNNY