Laywers

The one thing I have learned from doing this blog is without a lawyer much of the justice system  is closed off to you.

One might be able to file complains as I have to no real effect, go to meetings raise hell even fill City Hall and not get anything done.

May not be right may not be fair just the way that things are in the world we live in.

I would say this is just how the Good Old Boys want life to be from Racine WI, to Washington D.C. not much we can do about that.

You know what be easy to hire a Lawyer to do court filings needed to obtain more records sue to say stop RootWorks Sue to compel action one may want.

Until the anti Dickert folks get a Lawyer or 5 they will in the long run be able to do nothing.

Interesting to watch them try anyway.

RICO COURT ACTION!

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Today from the court  Court we have this to report

 

COURT MINUTES OF CONFERENCE
THOMAS HOLMES, et al.,
v. CASE NO. 14-CV-208
CITY OF RACINE, et al.
HON. J. P. STADTMUELLER PRESIDING
DATE: September 25, 2014 TIME SCHEDULED: 2:30 p.m.
COURT DEPUTY/CLERK: Zachary Willenbrink TIME CALLED: 2:28 p.m.
COURT REPORTER: Heidi Trapp TIME FINISHED: 2:41 p.m.
PURPOSE: Scheduling Conference
PLAINTIFF BY: Daniel Sanders, Brian Eldridge, Geoff Misfeldt
MUNICIPAL DEFENDANTS BY: Jennifer Kreil
POLITICAL STAFF DEFENDANTS BY: Anthony Hahn
DEFENDANT RACINE TAVERN LEAGUE BY: Sean Bosack
DEFENDANT SUTHERLAND BY: Kevin Christensen
Notes:
2:28 p.m. Appearances
2:29 Court cannot adopt parties’ proposed scheduling order
2:31 Court provides parties with the following dates: trial (of no more than 2 weeks) to begin on
September 21, 2015, at 8:30 a.m.; final pretrial conference to be held September 15, 2015, at 8:30 a.m.;
final pretrial report due September 10, 2015; dispositive motions due May 11, 2015
2:33 Court does not require submission of a formal Rule 16 order; parties are allowed to work out an
appropriate discovery schedule with one another, so long as they ensure that they can comply with
the above dates
2:35 Mr. Sanders has nothing further to add; parties are working diligently towards accomplishing
discovery
2:36 Court informs parties that, if they wish to engage in mediation, they may request referral to
assigned magistrate for that purpose; if parties wish to engage in mediation, they should request
referral as early Casa speo

s2s:i1b4le-cv-00208-JPS Filed 09/25/14 Page 1 of 2 Document 78
2:38 Defense has nothing further to address
2:38 Court directs parties to meet and confer regarding discovery
2:41 Court will issue trial scheduling order shortly
2:41 Court stands in recess
Case 2:14-cv-00208-JPS Filed 09/25/14 Page 2 of 2 Document 78

 

From my understanding ” He was firm on his instructions to the attorneys, not a lot of motions will be recognized, he does not want the case to spin out of control. He wants to get to the truth! He stated ” good lawyers can come together and move the case Post hast”. He gave full go ahead on the discovery with no restrictions. I feel this Judge is fair but firm and understands his job. The plaintiffs attorneys were quite satisfied. The attorneys will begin with the discovery next week. ”

The shit has hit the fan now I understand why the Mayor went to Police State mode IMHO he is so fucked might the only way out be to put someone under the bus?

I also get a feeling that other issues and actors will be brought in to play.

 

The Police State of John Dickert

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But first

http://www.cbs58.com/news/local-news/Racketeering-lawsuit-against-the-City-of-Racine-heads-to-federal-court–277051611.html

 

Racine hits the big time from the story but it gets better

Mr. X came by this A.M. had me talk with him away from the phone, told me of the most interesting story of yesterday’s Executive Committee held at City Hall

Not so much of who was there and what Alderman where NOT there (Stress Ball’s may not be helping)  but what was said.

My Understanding is that City Hall is on Lock Down, the leak to the Bloggers/Black Bar Owners will be found (and dealt with I guess)  that our Mayor and City paid Lawyers said that all efforts to include phone and computer records would be used to find the leaks.  Alderman better i other words shut the fuck up and toe the John Dickert line or else!

I found chilling was the idea that words of the effect of the City (Via RPD?) to find out who is saying what.

Else what? Alderman go to jail for asking questions about the RICO suit?  Will I or others who have reported on the RICO and other events in Racine “disappear” will our cars blow up? Will we be targeted by the UNIT?  Will our property be vandalized as has been alleged happen to Black Bar Owners in the RICO Case?

Will the actions of Mayor Dickert in this lead to more court actions? Oh what fun this will be to write about! To Podcast on! I thinking that  Racine Community Media will be posting MORE you tube show for the world to see and get an idea of the Police State Mayor John Dickert is creating in Racine

Most interesting is why, not why the effort to find the leaks but what set this off in the first place why the effort to remove the Black Bars in Racine as some see happening?

The Shakedowns as talked of in the RICO filings?

What is/was the point? A bit of cash? A bit of local power? Hot Women? Or something far more in the long term able to enrich folks willing to do interesting things to create a political base

Control of  Fresh Clean Water?

 

Terms to know

ACLU

Burner Phone

One time codes

PGP

Counter surveillance

If I have to play James Bond can I get a hot Co Star?

 

Oh I now think that this RICO suit will lead to jail time for members of local Goverment thinking that the IRS is getting very interested in the efforts on the Root River. Please make sure if your a 501 (c) 3 your paperwork is good to go

 

 

 

 

 

The Mayor of Racine is Fucked and BTW You are too.

 

Wake up story in the J-T  9/23/14

Union: “Punitive” deductibles

 

http://journaltimes.com/news/local/union-punitive-deductibles/article_3d05a1fd-26a1-5945-995e-6299ad34fb7c.html

 

Read the story its about The Police and Fire Unions having to pay more for heath insurance

The major take away is this …” Looking to address a projected budget deficit of between $4 million and $6 million,”…

Wow that is a lot of money Thinking that does not include any funds needed to repay one of the many property tax cases in the courts now, nor any court cases filled with the city on many issues in the public eye to include old CAR 25 staff that may file over what happened with them or even a civil rights suit or two

So many balls in the air, balls that could cost the City even more cash that we do not have for as our Mayor loves to say we have no money

 

11a1ltd  Mayor oh my bad

 

Van Wangard & Mayor Dickert

Mayor John Dickert with His Pal Van.

Sadly we are deep in debit very much so a debit even with out new increases in Water Rates (For Bonds issued for RootWorks?) an upcoming Wheel tax perhaps increases in Recycling fees perhaps more street lights coming down, this will not even come close to paying for the short fall in the budget this year or in years  to come.

As well can our Mayor not continue to find ways to fund his pals in Downtown Racine? You know the ones who gleefully talk about city workers having to pay ”   $6,450 for a single plan and $12,900 for a family plan.” yet can not pay taxes they owe sad I say very sad.

Yet I am guessing that this will continue after all Downtown Racine is just so alive just filled during the day with folks shopping right?

I will say if you like to drink there are a few bars just jumping

Now be interesting to see if our City credit rating will go down making the cost to sell bonds higher, costs BTW we pay for.

Yet the City can find $$ for TIF 18, Rootworks, nice Bathrooms in City Hall, programs that allow the RPD to spy on our Facebook/Twitter Mayor Dickert’s trips and the like

The Short Fall must be paid for and how?

Will we see Mass Police/Fire lay off? Civic Center closed? Community Centers closed? More Street Lights come down?

and as more leave the city this will only get worse, wait Rootworks and the Uptown Plan will save us! Right do you not believe our Mayor that folks are demanding Condo’s on the Root River? Or Companies call him everyday looking to move to Racine?

 

Very very sad is the wake up call coming to anyone who thinks that simply coming to City hall and bitching will make the City do what you want, sorry better bring checks with you.

Of course we will here of many wanting to run for office and I say go for it we need good folks in office from City up please run we need more to do so.

Know that it can and will be a fight may not be one to have if you have a think skin or no money to run an election fight.

 

Oh what will happen to Racine in the years to come? Who will be left to pay for the Rich and white to play in Racine?

 

Who writes the Stories part II

The Open Records Email

I am requesting a copy (PDF is fine) of All E-mails send from The Racine City Administer/ The Mayor of Racine John Dickert  to or received from  Cara Spoto  cara.spoto@lee.net   and or Robert Golub rob.golub@lee.net  between 5-1-14 and 9-11-14

Please inform me of any cost this may incur
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Thank You

As you can see I am very interested in finding out more on what if any oversite editorial control does the City of Racine have on the Racine Journal Times might in fact our City Administrator if not writing the copy himself suggest what stories to cover what not to and how they should be reported.

IMHO this is key for the Dickert Machine to operate,  to help the average older person trying to hang on in this dieing City that everything is really O.K. nothing to worry about we have no crime we do not have issues with Unemployment or with Race it’s all the nasty Bloggers fault ….

For if/when the older folks who still pay property taxes find out what others not on the Dickert Band Wagon think is true that Racine is best a City to see in your rear view mirror that even they would try to sell homes and move out.

(Side Bar A  Who is propping up property Values in the Downtown Area why do so many transactions lead to what looks like Shell Companies, Can I get them to prop up the values in West St Street area by buying me out? 250K come on write that check!)

So I can understand why the City would want to control what is printed in the Journal Times but are they?

Only time open records and research will tell.

FYI the 10 days the City has to respond ends end of next week, I will print what they have to say

Wheel Tax

From the Racine  Journal Times 8/14/14 http://journaltimes.com/news/opinion/editorial/journal-times-editorial-it-s-worth-kicking-the-tires-on/article_8d4974c5-8257-52b7-90f2-8b2209fe4ed6.html

 

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When it comes to funding government projects, taxes are as unpopular as they are necessary. No one’s enthusiastic about their taxes going up, but eventually it’s recognized that taxation is the way the project is funded.

One method that some Wisconsin communities are turning to as a means of funding road projects is an additional vehicle registration fee, what’s known as a wheel tax.

The wheel tax is one of the few options local governments have to raise money exclusively for transportation-related purposes.

Four Wisconsin jurisdictions have a wheel tax in place: Milwaukee, Janesville, Beloit and St. Croix County, the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram reported Sunday. Besides Milwaukee — which has a $20 per vehicle fee — the fee costs motorists an additional $10 annually per vehicle. There is no limit on how high the fee can be, although historically no government body has exceeded a $20 annual fee.

Wisconsin law allows any town, village, city or county to collect an annual wheel tax in addition to the regular fee paid for a vehicle, according to the state Department of Transportation’s website. The DOT collects wheel taxes for a municipality or county, keeps an administrative fee of 10 cents per vehicle and sends the rest to the municipality or county.

However, the tax is so unpopular that since it became an option to cities in 1967 and counties in 1979, only nine governments have imposed it. Chippewa County could become the tenth on Sept. 12, when the County Board votes on imposing the additional tax. The board initially discussed the topic at its Aug. 12 meeting, the Leader-Telegram reported.

“Dependable road transportation costs money,” said Chippewa County Administrator Frank Pascarella, who proposed the tax.

Well of course this City (Racine) having no money as our Mayor has said time and again. needs to find more cash Madison will not be send more $$ to help our Mayor, who instead reducing spending say on Rootworks  or taking trips out of town,  will have to look around for more money so guess we will see A wheel tax tried in this fair City.

As I see it, two maybe three alderman might vote no, the others will I am thinking will pass a  Wheel tax

How much one bring in? In a City the Size of Racine? maybe a million maybe a bit more perhaps a bit less.

Will this new money help in any real way? Of course it will the Pig called Goverment must eat!

Just think what good this money will do for Downtown Racine!

After all that is all that matters not a Bus that runs, not a fully staffed Police department, but the illusion that the City of Racine has something going on

Oh who gets hurt by a Wheel Tax the working poor, who will be hard pressed to come up with yet more money for another tax, needs a car to go to work.

Racine under John Dickert a great place to be if your poor

 

 

 

FLASH NEWS!!! RICO FLASH NEWS!!!! RICO FLASH NEWS!

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This just in!!!

The judge in the Holmes vs City of Racine lawsuit has scheduled a conference date for Sept. 25, 2014. Meaning the lawsuit has been accepted by the federal court and the response from the city of Racine that was to be given to the federal court on Sept.11, 2014 is null and void.

 

As I understand this Trial Date will be set Rules for discovery etc will be dealt with, this court date is in 10/15 this will be in OPEN COURT

 

Odds this gets settled and fast with a nondisclosure agreement?

How many Millions will this cost to make go away? Will this go all the way so the Bar owners  can get three times damages?

 

Hangman

 

Biggest question how do the defendants not covered by the City’s Lawyers or Insurance pay for the lawyers they will need in the weeks to come, or should the City Settle their share of that?