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Who Targeted Thomas Holmes?

Posted: September 16, 2015 in The Film
Who instructed the Racine Police to Target Thomas Holmes?

The City of Racine, i.e City Hall, moved in an action, UNDER THE COLOR OF LAW to close down Park 6. In doing so, one of the chief Actors, Chief Kurt Whalen submitted a complaint, but would not swear to it. Chief Kurt Whalen knew the law, and didn’t want to commit perjury – the City Attorney approved the action anyway, and it the action commenced – despite having a fatal flaw. The gamble was that Thomas Holmes would not see that flaw, and allow the action to proceed. That action was challenged in a court of law, and overturned. NOW we have a situation, where, a number of City of Racine officials CONSPIRED to deprive Thomas Holmes of his property and rights.

 On March 08, 2011 

RACINE – A Downtown nightclub owner is expected to get his liquor license back after a judge granted a temporary injunction against the city Tuesday.Kenosha Circuit Court Judge Bruce Schroeder granted the temporary injunction

The judge’s final decision on Holmes’ appeal is not expected for at least another two months until both attorneys file their arguments.

http://journaltimes.com/news/local/park-to-get-liquor-license-back/article_09cebcf8-49ec-11e0-beea-001cc4c002e0.html

Bobot, Holmes Attorney said publicly, and in court documents, that he believes the city should not have held the hearing because Racine Police Chief Kurt Wahlen did not file a “sworn” complaint against Holmes to prompt the due process hearing. That wasn’t enough to stop the process, according to city officials.

Was there discussions between the Racine City Alderman and Mayor to instruct the Police Department to begin targeting Thomas Holmes and Park 6 patrons after the Kenosha WI. judge reinstated this liquor license? 

Why was the window incident never investigated?

Racine Police Department Emails March 9, 2011

Racine Police Targeting Park 60001

Racine Police Targeting Park 60002

“U.S. law enforcement officers and other officials like judges, prosecutors, and security guards have been given tremendous power by local, state, and federal government agencies—authority they must have to enforce the law and ensure justice in our country. These powers include the authority to detain and arrest suspects, to search and seize property, to bring criminal charges, to make rulings in court, and to use deadly force in certain situations.

Preventing abuse of this authority, however, is equally necessary to the health of our nation’s democracy. That’s why it’s a federal crime for anyone acting under “color of law” willfully to deprive or conspire to deprive a person of a right protected by the Constitution or U.S. law. “Color of law” simply means that the person is using authority given to him or her by a local, state, or federal government agency.”

City of Racine officials have acted UNDER THE COLOR OF LAW and applied two standards to liquor license holders, based on race – which is a crime. These Officials have unlawfully deprived people of their rights and property, destroyed businesses and livelihoods.

Letters, emails, news articles:  substantiate targeting of a BLACK MAN

On September 21, 2010 the Headlines reads on Racine Post   ( A Local Racine WI. News Blog )

“JT readies story on city’s case against Park 6”

Why did the Racine Journal Times Never Publish This Story?

From Racine Post September 21, 2010:

The Journal Times is ready to publish a story tomorrow investigating the city’s case in favor of revoking the liquor license the controversial night club Park 6.  NO STORY WAS EVER PUBLISHED

People interviewed for the story say the newspaper acquired emails from city officials talking about Park 6. The emails suggest the city had made up its mind early on about suspending the Sixth Street club’s license instead of revoking.

The story may also focus on email comments made by members of the City Council’s Public Safety and Licensing Committee, including some comments that may be embarrassing in public.

Here are two emails from the City of Racine server.

Alderman Kaplan States ” Where will all the naughty youngsters go next“.

Alderman Helding States: Thanks for the information. I was out observing the area late Saturday. I sure hope most of the women I saw DO NOT wear bikinis. We would probably run out of ticket books writing indecent exposure citations.

Alderman Kaplan email before due process on Park 6 clientele.
Alderman Helding Commenting on Park 6 Clientele

The crux of the article, expected to hit tomorrow, is the city’s case against Park 6’s liquor license. Park 6 owner Thomas Holmes, and his attorney, claim at least half of the city’s claims against the bar can be refuted. For example, two underage drinking tickets tied to the bar were tossed out of municipal court.

DUE PROCESS: Fair treatment through the normal judicial system, especially as a citizen’s entitlement.

Why were these underage drinking tickets tossed out of municipal court? Emails to Chief Wahlan from Charles Weitzel, cc Arthel  Howell, David Semtana discussing the underage drinking citations to Thomas Holmes and Park 6.

email referred to in City Attorney Letter0001
email referred to in City Attorney Letter0002

Below is a letter from Holmes’s Attorney Maistelman to Attorney Binger hired by the City of Racine to conduct the due process hearing on Park 6. Also addressed in the letter is City of Racine Attorney Weber.

Letter to City Attorney0001
Letter to City Attorney0002
Letter to City Attorney0003

The city also claimed Park 6 was responsible for fights on Sixth Street early one morning, but Park 6 had closed two hours before the fights occurred. Look for the JT’s investigation to hit tomorrow’s paper.

http://racinepost.blogspot.com/2010/09/jt-readies-story-on-citys-case-against.html

But on September 07, 2010 The Racine Journal Times did write an article on the subject of the Park 6 due process and Alderman Maack explains why there was no due process hearing:

Council OKs Park 6 agreement

Alderman David Maack of the 5th District and who also serves on the committee, said some business owners were afraid to come forward to testify at a due process hearing last month because they feared retribution. That made it difficult for the city to build a case to revoke Holmes’ license. It could make it difficult to get people together to discuss long-term solutions, Maack said.

Maack said members of the committee felt there was hope they could resolve some of the issues on Sixth Street by working out the arrangement with Holmes.

http://journaltimes.com/news/local/council-oks-park-agreement/article_07770ff0-bb03-11df-b900-001cc4c03286.html

But not only Racine City Hall, The Racine Journal Times and the Racine Police Department the Racine Downtown Corp. (DRC) was helping Whitewash The Black Man.

Emails downtown Racine Corp. Bid Board #1
Emails Downtown Racine Corp Bid Board #10002

Even the Neighbors helped the City.

.Emails from H&W to Ald. Jeff Coe

NOTE: There were other e-mails that showed “racial or ethnic bias, as well as other forms of bias,”  “Holmes vs City of Racine” but only these are included. There are 350 additional emails yet to be released. There was not  any suggestion that anyone involved in these e-mails were disciplined, nor were the e-mails reported or the people who sent them asked to stop. “

They Challenged Corruption and Racism

Posted: September 11, 2015 in The Film

When several minority businesses in the mid sized Midwestern town of Racine, WI realized City Hall was picking a fight with them individually, they banded together and became an unstoppable force.

View the film at http://www.patternorpractice.com

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Dickert told 620 WTMJ. Dickert explained that he has proof that slurs were not used.

Compare Ferguson MO. Justice Report to Racine WI. Holmes vs City of Racine Discovery of Evidence

From Ferguson Report: November 2008: An e-mail said President Obama would not be president for very long because “what black man holds a steady job for four years.” 

From Racine Alderman: . E-mail from Wisneski containing the following joke:  “[a] black guy, an illegal alien, a Muslim and a communist walk into a bar.  The bartender asks ‘What can I get you Mr. President?’”  (Id. at 21).

From Ferguson Report: A December 2011 email included jokes playing on offensive Muslim stereotypes

From Racine Police Chief: Wahlen’s e-mail to Officer Robert Purdy in which he refers to him as “Mumbai Bob” and asks “[a]re you now wearing one of those towels on your head?”  (Id. at 21).

From Ferguson Report: October 2011: An email included a photo of a group of topless, dancing black women, seemingly in Africa, with the caption: “Michelle Obama’s High School Reunion.”

From Racine Alderman: E-mail from Helding to Maack in which he stated “Being an official, I feel like I have to restrain on Facebook.  Here is my comment on the Gnome.  ‘They combine ghetto and trailer trash in a way that hasn’t been seen since Eminem.’”  (Id. at 21).

More Racine emails at:   https://patternorpractice.com/2015/09/01/new-emails-happy-hunting/

Racine Mayor John Dickert Said:

Mayor Dickert and other city officials who have been sued are now saying they never said those words. They say they never typed the words — and they say they can prove it.  “Let’s be clear — what they did as I understand it, they were going to do a search for certain words,” Mayor Dickert said. “To date, according to our attorneys, they have found nothing relevant to those words being utilized in any of the documentation,” Mayor Dickert said. http://fox6now.com/2015/02/24/racist-words-found-hundreds-of-times-on-city-of-racine-computers-so-how-were-they-used-and-by-whom/  Racine mayor calls lawsuit accusing him of targeting minority business owners ‘reprehensible’“The allegations I heard today were not only ugly and vicious but false and insulting,” Dickert told 620 WTMJ.Dickert explained that he has proof that slurs were not used  February 19, 2015 http://www.scrippsmedia.com/tmj4/news/Racine-Mayor-calls-racial-lawsuit-reprehensible-292740981.html

Ferguson Mayor James Knowles said:

“This type of behavior will not be tolerated in the Ferguson Police Department or any other department,” Knowles told reporters a few hours after Attorney General Eric Holder slammed the city for a “highly toxic environment” of racism and misconduct. “We must do better not only as a city, but also as a state and country,” said Knowles, who took no questions.  Mayor James Knowles said later Wednesday that one police employee had been fired and two others were on administrative pending an investigation of the emails. NBC News

US Attorney General Eric Holder speaks on Fugerson MO.

Holder said the systemic problems in Ferguson went far beyond just the police department. A trove of work emails from not only police but also other city officials revealed “racist comments or gender discrimination, demonstrating grotesque views and images of African Americans in which they were seen as the ‘other,’ called ‘transient’ by public officials and characterized as lacking personal responsibility,” he said.

The Justice Department report further denounced the emails as unequivocally derogatory, dehumanizing and demonstrative of impermissible bias.” It found that none of the officers or court clerk employees who wrote them was ever disciplined. Senior Justice Department officials said some of them, in fact, were still employed by Ferguson. NBC News

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CAN’T FIGHT CITY HALL?

by Dr. Ken Yorgan
Like hell you can’t!  When several minority businesses in the mid sized Midwestern town of Racine, WI realized City Hall was picking a fight with them individually, they banded together and became an unstoppable force.

Encouraged by the emotional support of a few non-minorities, and the faith of a small legal firm that believed in defending civil rights, they challenged corruption and racism that was so entrenched it was unable to recognize its own perversity.

You can’t put a price on justice, but the cost of investigating and organizing a case of this magnitude is measurable.  4.5 million and counting, and another 2 million for the defense.  After a year of preparation, the case outgrew the capacity of the Milwaukee firm of Kohler and Hart and the nationally prominent Chicago firm of Segal, McCambridge joined the team.

City aldermen were puzzled by how this ragtag bunch of minority businessmen, (that they had literally run out of business), could bankroll such an effort.  It wasn’t easy, one family mortgaged their home, while others scraped together funds from what they earned in relatively meager jobs.  Of course this wasn’t anywhere close to enough and faith in the cause on the part of the two dedicated law firms was necessary to get this case filed in federal court.

Failed motions and appeals by the defense litter the path to trial, which is scheduled for mid-November 2015.  Judge John P. Stadtmueller of Wisconsin’s Eastern District has patiently reviewed them, then set them aside, diligently pursuing the truth of what transpired in this cold hearted little city.

And it could get worse for the bullies. Attorney Dan Sanders (of Kohler & Hart, a former FBI prosecutor) believes there is a RICO case beyond the civil rights complaint.

Can’t fight City Hall?  Well, it turns out, you can.  Just show up with the facts, and a few good friends to back you up.

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โดยดร.เคน Yorgan เหมือนนรก ไม่สามารถ  เมื่อธุรกิจชนกลุ่มน้อยต่าง ๆ ในตัวกลางขนาด Midwestern เมืองของ Racine, WI รู้ศาลาว่าการเมืองได้รับการต่อสู้กับพวกเขาแต่ละ พวกเขาแถบด้วยกัน และกลายเป็น กองทัพผ่านพ้น

รับการสนับสนุน โดยการสนับสนุนทางอารมณ์ของกี่ไม่คมิ และความเชื่อของบริษัทกฎหมายเล็ก ๆ ที่เชื่อในสิทธิพลเมืองปกป้อง พวกเขาท้าทายความเสียหาย และเหยียดที่ entrenched ดังนั้นก็สามารถจดจำตัวเอง perversity

คุณไม่สามารถกำหนดราคายุติธรรม แต่เป็นการวัดต้นทุนของการตรวจสอบ และจัดระเบียบกรณีและปัญหาของขนาดนี้  4.5 ล้านนับ และอีก 2 ล้านสำหรับการป้องกันการ  หลังจากปีเตรียม กรณี outgrew กำลังการผลิตของบริษัทมิลวอกีของโคห์เลอร์และฮาร์ท และบริษัทชิคาโกผลงานเด่นของ Segal, McCambridge ร่วมทีม

เมือง aldermen ได้พิศวง โดยวิธีนี้ ragtag พวงของชนกลุ่มน้อยนัก, (ที่พวกเขาได้อย่างแท้จริงทำงานออกของธุรกิจ) สามารถ bankroll ความพยายาม  มันไม่ได้ง่าย ครอบครัว mortgaged บ้าน ในขณะที่ผู้อื่นขูดกันเงินจากสิ่งที่พวกเขาได้รับในงานค่อนข้างไม่เพียงพอ  แน่นอนนี้ไม่ได้ใกล้เพียงพอ และความเชื่อในสาเหตุในส่วนของบริษัทกฎหมายเฉพาะสองไม่จำเป็นต้องได้รับคดีนี้ในศาลรัฐบาลกลาง

เคลื่อนไหวล้มเหลวและอุทธรณ์ โดยป้องกันการทิ้งขยะทางการทดลอง ซึ่งมีกำหนดการกลางพฤศจิกายน 2015  ผู้พิพากษาจอห์น P. Stadtmueller ย่านตะวันออกของวิสคอนซินได้ทนทานนั้น นั้นตั้งไว้ หมั่นใฝ่หาความจริงของสิ่ง transpired ในเมืองน้อย hearted เย็น

และมันอาจทรุดสำหรับ bullies แซนเดอร์ส์ด่านทนายความ (ของโคห์เลอร์คุ้มค่าฮาร์ท พนักงานอัยการ FBI ที่อดีต) เชื่อว่า มีกรณีเปอร์โตริโกเกินร้อง rights แพ่ง

ไม่สามารถต่อสู้กับศาลาว่าการเมืองหรือไม่  ดี แต่มัน คุณสามารถ  เพียงแสดงข้อเท็จจริง และเพื่อนที่ดีไม่กี่คุณสำรอง

Correction:

A  previous article stated there were 18 email exchanges between the City of Racine and the Racine Journal Times in the Holmes vs City of Racine lawsuit (discovery of evidence). There are actually 20, we apologize for the mistake. In addition there are also 5 emails to the Milwaukee Media, including Jenna Sachs FOX 6  and Cody Holyoke WTMJ (Channel 4)

1/14/14 Email from Greg Helding to Janna Sachs (COR00263959-00263960)

10104/11 Email from Greg Helding to Cody Holyoke (COR00266215)

10/04111 Email from Cody Holyoke to Greg Helding (COR00266215)

10/03/11 Email from Greg Helding to Cody Holyoke (COR00266215)

10103/11 Email from Cody Holyoke to Greg Helding (COR00266216)

12/06/11 Email from Paul Sloth to Aaron Wisneski (WISN00002044)

12/06/11 Email from Aaron Wisneski to Paul Sloth (WISN00002044)

During the discovery process in the civil rights lawsuit Holmes vs City of Racine there were 18 email exchanges between the  City of Racine and the newspaper, The Racine Journal Times. These emails have shown up on the list to be used as exhibit evidence at trail. These are not random emails the plaintiffs attorneys have submitted, these emails are exhibit / evidence to be used at the Holmes trail. Plaintiffs have long felt the Racine Journal Times has been working with the City of Racine to close their bars down.

7/11/11 Email from Janice Johnson Martin to Christine Won

01104/12 Email from Paul Sloth to Aron Wisneski et a1. (WISN00002077)

01/04112 Email from Aron Wisneski to Paul Sloth et a1.

06/16/11 Email from Paul Sloth to Aron Wisneski (WISN00002044)

06/16/11 Email from Aron Wisneski to Paul Sloth (WISN00002044)

03/11/11 Email from Aron Wisneski to Paul Sloth (WISN00002012)

03/10/11 Email from Paul Sloth to Aron Wisneski (WISN000020 12)

 Email from Aron Wisneski to Christine Won (WISN Email from

Email from Christine Won to Aron Wisneski (WISN00002028)

12/05/13 Email from Greg Helding to Cara Spoto (COR00264204)

12/06/13 Emails from Greg Helding to Cara Spoto (COR00264158)

12/06/13 Email from Cara Spoto to Greg Helding (COR00264158)

12/06/13 Emails from Cara Spoto to Greg Helding (COR00264159)

12/06/13 Emails from Greg Helding to Cara Spoto (COR00264159-COR002641)

01112114 Email from Greg Helding to Cara Spoto (COR00263978)

01112114 Email from Greg Helding to Rob Golub (COR00263978-00263979)

01/29/14 Email from Greg Helding to Cara Spoto (COR00263934)

01/28/14 Email from Cara Spoto to Greg Helding (COR00263934)

Complete list of Exhibits – http://issuu.com/communicatornews/docs/ex7

During the discovery process in the civil rights lawsuit Holmes vs City of Racine there were 18 email exchanges between the  City of Racine and the newspaper, The Racine Journal Times. These emails have shown up on the list to be used as exhibit evidence at trail. These are not random emails the plaintiffs attorneys have submitted, these emails are exhibit / evidence to be used at the Holmes trail. Plaintiffs have long felt the Racine Journal Times has been working with the City of Racine to close their bars down.

7/11/11 Email from Janice Johnson Martin to Christine Won

01104/12 Email from Paul Sloth to Aron Wisneski et a1. (WISN00002077)

01/04112 Email from Aron Wisneski to Paul Sloth et a1.

06/16/11 Email from Paul Sloth to Aron Wisneski (WISN00002044)

06/16/11 Email from Aron Wisneski to Paul Sloth (WISN00002044)

03/11/11 Email from Aron Wisneski to Paul Sloth (WISN00002012)

03/10/11 Email from Paul Sloth to Aron Wisneski (WISN000020 12)

 Email from Aron Wisneski to Christine Won (WISN Email from

Email from Christine Won to Aron Wisneski (WISN00002028)

12/05/13 Email from Greg Helding to Cara Spoto (COR00264204)

12/06/13 Emails from Greg Helding to Cara Spoto (COR00264158)

12/06/13 Email from Cara Spoto to Greg Helding (COR00264158)

12/06/13 Emails from Cara Spoto to Greg Helding (COR00264159)

12/06/13 Emails from Greg Helding to Cara Spoto (COR00264159-COR002641)

01112114 Email from Greg Helding to Cara Spoto (COR00263978)

01112114 Email from Greg Helding to Rob Golub (COR00263978-00263979)

01/29/14 Email from Greg Helding to Cara Spoto (COR00263934)

01/28/14 Email from Cara Spoto to Greg Helding (COR00263934)

Complete list of Exhibits – http://issuu.com/communicatornews/docs/ex7

Wilbur Jones Speaks on Hate Crimes

Posted: September 6, 2015 in The Film

Pattern or Practice – Wilbur Jones Speaks on Hate Crimes. Former owner of Vipers Lounge. Wilbur Jones explains that a neighbor located where his bar/restaurant was in Racine Wi., would call his customers niggers from her front porch at closing time. The email was sent to the city administrator and police chief making  them well aware of the situation but as Wilbur explains nothing was done. The added insult was the nigger calling women was used by the City of Racine in testimony at a due process hearing to close Wilbur’s bar and take his liquor license after 9 years at that location.

Dr. Ken Yorgan, Sociopathy and Politics

Posted: September 4, 2015 in The Film

Dr. Ken Yorgan, Racine Equality Project

Dr. Yorgan wants to propose a referendum that would require all political candidates to take a personality test. The test would not limit anyone’s ability to run for political office. Just take the test. Then constituents could use the results of the test as part of their process in choosing a candidate for whom to vote

Charming but Callous
First described systematically by Medical College of Georgia psychiatrist Hervey M. Cleckley in 1941, psychopathy consists of a specific set of personality traits and behaviors. Superficially charming, psychopaths tend to make a good first impression on others and often strike observers as remarkably normal. Yet they are self-centered, dishonest and undependable, and at times they engage in irresponsible behavior for no apparent reason other than the sheer fun of it. Largely devoid of guilt, empathy and love, they have casual and callous interpersonal and romantic relationships. Psychopaths routinely offer excuses for their reckless and often outrageous actions, placing blame on others instead. They rarely learn from their mistakes or benefit from negative feedback, and they have difficulty inhibiting their impulses.

Not surprisingly, psychopaths are overrepresented in prisons; studies indicate that about 25 percent of inmates meet diagnostic criteria for psychopathy. Nevertheless, research also suggests that a sizable number of psychopaths may be walking among us in everyday life. Some investigators have even speculated that “successful psychopaths”—those who attain prominent positions in society—may be overrepresented in certain occupations, such as politics, business and entertainment. Yet the scientific evidence for this intriguing conjecture is preliminary.

By Charles Gallagher professor and chair of the Sociology and Criminal Justice Department at La Salle University in Philadelphia PA.