FBI ignores extensive, pervasive, Greylord-like corruption in the Circuit Court of Cook County

September 2, 2012

The Chicago FBI has no interest in obtaining evidence from citizens about government corruption, especially about corruption in the courts. This is revealed by the following email exchanges between Dr. Linda Shelton, a whistle-blower and victim of retaliation for her advocacy and Special Agent Royden R. Rice who represents herself as the public relations officer for the Chicago FBI.

In the following, Shelton gives links to two pending United States Supreme Court cases exposing corruption in the Cook County Circuit Court First Municipal Division, Criminal section and the Domestic Relation Division. The Chicago FBI and the U.S. Attorney have been ignoring and therefore condoning Greylord like and even worse corruption and lawlessness destroying children and honest individuals who care about this country and its government.

The following is a link to a third U.S. Supreme Court case being filed this week also exposing extensive and outrageous corruption in the Circuit Court of Cook County Criminal Division.

Click to access us-s-ct-m-contempt-2010-public.pdf

Click to access us-s-ct-m-appendix-1-2010-9-4-12.pdf

Click to access us-s-ct-m-appendix-2-2010-9-4-12-copy.pdf

Click to access us-s-ct-m-appendix-3-2010-9-4-12-copy.pdf

From: PICEPIL@aol.com [PICEPIL@aol.com] Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 5:09 PM To: Rice, Royden R. Subject: Request for response from FBI

Dear S/A Rice:

I am writing to ask you if the FBI has any official comment on my blog: https://chicagofbi.wordpress.com or on my blogs that document (with evidence) corruption among Chicago area police, Cook County Judges, Illinois and Cook County officials, as well as federal Marshals and judges: http://cookcountyjudges.wordpress.com, http://cookcountysheriffdeputies.wordpress.com , http://illinoiscorruption.blogspot.com , http://7thcircuitcourts.wordpress.com .

I  and our loosely associated network of whistle blowers, which is growing daily,  networking daily, gathering more and more evidence of systemic corruption in the  Cook County Circuit Court (criminal, probate, domestic, chancery, and law  divisions), now have evidence of multiple millions of dollars of felony funding  fraud perpetrated by government officials and police, systemic civil rights  violations by the  courts and the police, and cover-up of this by judges and  officials. This corruption apparently extends throughout the country in family  courts at least.

Many of our members have been sending evidence to the  FBI for years, have went and met with duty agents at your offices, etc., but we  have seen no concrete evidence that the Chicago FBI or FBI in general has used  any of this evidence or is going to seek indictments against persons committing massive felony fraud in obtaining funding from the government, or committing  extensive and pervasive civil rights violations.

When is the Assistant  Attorney General for Chicago going to meet with us face to face, instead of  having his paralegals blow us off?  We have repeatedly requested a meeting for  years! Are we to assume the lawlessness and corruption that we can document and  prove is going to be  consistently ignored by the federal police (FBI) who are  sworn to enforce federal law? This is your opportunity to prove to us that you  are doing  anything, but aiding and abetting this cover up.

Will you now  arrange a meeting?

Sincerely, Linda Lorincz Shelton, PhD, MC on  behalf of Illinois Corruption David Bambic on behalf of  govabuse.org

and many others


In a message dated 8/17/2012 10:17:44 A.M. Central Daylight Time, Royden.Rice@ic.fbi.gov writes:

Ms. Lorincz – I am not familiar with the specific allegations that you and your fellow bloggers have provided to our office so I cannot comment on their veracity or the status of any investigations which your information might have prompted.

I can assure you, however, that the investigation of public corruption is a top priority of the FBI, both locally and nationwide. I would also point to the seemingly never ending series or arrests and indictments of local public officials, which were the direct result of our investigations, as evidence of our commitment to address this problem.

Regards, SA Ross Rice Chicago FBI (312) 829-1199


From: PICEPIL@aol.com [mailto:PICEPIL@aol.com]

Sent: Friday, August 17, 2012 11:40 AM

To: Rice, Royden R.

Subject: Re: Request for response from FBI

Dear SA Ross Rice

Thanks for responding, but I can assure you that public corruption in Illinois and especially Cook Co is NOT your priority.  Jim Thompson and former U.S. Atty Dan Webb own a law firm, Winston & Straum, that represented Gov Ryan for the sole purpose of making sure he was convicted so that the real head of corruption in Illinois, Jim Thompson, was not indicted. Dan  Webb, a FORMER US ATTY, is part of this corruption. You have to ask yourself, how many of his collaborators did he leave as middle managers in the Chicago Office that screen out evidence from getting to the top and getting investigated?

I know Dan Webb as I was the senior pediatric resident assigned to the child abuse section at La Rabida Children’s Hospital when his stepdaughter 20 yrs ago accused him of raping her and she was taken into protective custody and placed at La Rabida under my care.  [As you know, this was public record as he held a press conference. ] I was the doctor that stated that XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, I could not determine if he had actually raped her.  Therefore,  I am the doctor that essentially said there was insufficient evidence to indict him for rape.  Note, I did not prove him innocent.  I just proved there was insufficient evidence. I had meetings which included him and I didn’t like his character and I believe he will do anything in his best interest and for a buck. I don’t trust the man.

He probably doesn’t remember who I am, but 10 years ago he used his influence as a board member of Morgan Park Academy where my son was attending the school to have ME falsely accused of child abuse to shut me up for criticizing the school.  That act shows his true character.

Jim Thompson when he was Gov of IL for 16 yrs made a branch of the State Police his enforcers and harassers so that for example when the prominent African American newspaper in 2000 published an article about me exposing corruption, the State police officers went and hassled the reporter. The reporter called me and said this was standard practice!

The editor of the Daily Southtown, now the Southtown Star, Mr. Robough, told me that the machine told him not to publish anything about my civil rights suits or bad things about corrupt politicians regarding the evidence I had.

Middle managers in the FBI, the US Atty Ofc, the IL Atty Gen Ofc screen out evidence that could be used to indict corrupt officials and judges and keep it from the top officials.  They have had their positions through many administration back to Jim Thompson and are able to control things.

Several judges in the Federal Court including Holderman, Easterbook and Korcoras apparently are involved in this cover-up of corruption and illegal bar our members from filing suits by falsely stating our suits are “frivolous” and then sanctioning us without any due process hearing. This is an issue I am preparing to take to the U.S. Supreme Court.  We now have two cases docketed in the U.S. Supreme Court, including one of my cases 11-10814 which reveal serious corruption in the criminal courts and family courts (case by David Bambic).  I have attached both of our U.S. Supreme Court cases FYI.

Your staff has NEVER met with us to go over the evidence we have.

Just because you indict low-level players and paper cut-outs like George Ryan and Rod Blagojevic does NOT mean you are attacking corruption in Cook Co.  You are playing into the machine and only indicting those low-level players that the machine wants you to indict.

The machine is very adept at defaming the people like me, Maisha Hamilton, David Bambic, etc. etc who actually have evidence or corruption at the highest levels, with false statements about mental health and false criminal charges or false child abuse charges.  The syndicate used to just mow down people with machine guns who had evidence against them. I am old enough to remember one of those attacks where a man was filled full of bullet holes in broad daylight in a local store parking lot.  Now they destroy people and shut them up with defamation about mental health and false criminal charges.

Ask yourself how I could be arrest nearly 40 times in 10 years on various bogus criminal charges, mostly represented myself as a non-attorney and won almost all my cases, except for one false felony conviction for battery to an officer (“bumping” him with my wheelchair, when he actually attacked me, falsified his records and committed perjury and I can prove it, but the IL App. Crt blew it off! – I am taking this now to the U.S. Supreme Court also, as the IL S Crt despite me being indigent, severely disabled and on SSI, thus per the U.S. Supreme Court fees in the courts must be waived but the IL S Crt is refusing to waive filing fees!), and seven allegations of criminal contempt with 5 convictions of which three have been overturned already and the rest will be before the U.S. Supreme Court shortly.  If I really was a criminal and I am innocent of ALL charges, then they should have been able to convict me multiple times! Fortunately, I know how to defend myself, refuse to waive jury trial, and refuse to use attorneys who all cow tow to the corrupt judges and plea bargain even if people are innocent!

Until someone meets with us in a serious fashion and I suggest at my house as I am disabled and I have cabinets full of evidence and takes what we say seriously, you are just mouthpieces for the corrupt in your pat statement that because you have issued indictments, that you are attacking corruption in Illinois and Cook County.  I say “hogwash” to that statement.

The situation is much more serious and much more dire than in Greylord and your top officials won’t even hear about it because corrupt middle managers in your Chicago office make sure the information never gets to the top.

Therefore, we will continue to publish the evidence on the Internet and work hard to have an investigative national reporter expose this sad situation, especially the fact that the FBI and US Attorney refuse to meet with the people who have extensive evidence of corruption of government officials.

I am also attaching a 3rd U.S. Supreme Court pleading draft that will be filed soon that documents extreme corruption in the Cook Co Circuit Court Crim Division.

After you review these three U.S. Supreme  Court pleadings, I dare you to have the guts to tell me again that you are doing anything that will actually make a dent in the corruption in Cook County and Illinois!

You disgrace the FBI and U.S. Attorney by blowing us off and making such a pat and ignorant statement.

I am again asking for you to arrange a meeting between senior investigators at the FBI and US Attorney’s offices and myself and a group of our whistle blower network.

Most Sincerely,

Linda Lorincz Shelton, PhD, MD


Subject: RE: Request for response from FBI

Date: 8/17/2012 4:35:15 P.M. Central Daylight Time

To: picepil@aol.com

From: Royden.Rice@ic.fbi.gov

CC: Joan.Hyde@ic.fbi.gov

Ms Lorincz Shelton – Since you feel that I disgrace the FBI and I am ignorant, then I see no further need for you to correspond with me.

Please do not write me again.

SA Ross Rice

Chicago FBI

(312) 829-1199

Chicago FBI more concerned about executing fraudulent misdemeanor warrants than evidence of federal crimes by officials

June 30, 2012

The FBI in Chicago, on June 8, 2012, committed an incredible act of dereliction of duty in the name of supposed procedure, demonstrating a gross lack of leadership and purpose, ignoring some of the most intense evidence of judicial corruption since Graylord, handed to them on a silver platter.

Dr. Linda Shelton has been fraudulently arrested dozens of times on false charges in retaliation for her whistle blowing and gathering evidence against corrupt Illinois and Cook County officials, judges, and police.  She has mostly represented herself and so far won almost every case and is seeking to overturn the one conviction and several criminal contempt convictions (3 of which already have been overturned or dismissed). Read about these on Shelton’s blogs listed below.

She with a network of others has been posting this evidence on line, including evidence of felony crimes by IL Attorney General Lisa Madigan and evidence of felony and other criminal acts by judges and police.  They have documented extensive evidence of lawlessness in the courts in Cook County Illinois and are urging the public to join them in requesting action by the Department of Justice to investigate and seek federal supervision of the Cook County courts. The incompetence as well as malicious and purposeful violation of their oaths of office are highlighted on her blogs:






Working with a network of whistle blowers who have sent out thousands of FOIA requests to government agencies, after documenting gross incompetence and a cottage industry amounting to RICO operations by corrupt judges and court-appointed child representatives, guardian ad litems and psychological evaluators in the family court (Domestic Relations Division) over decades and amounting to tens of millions of dollars locally and billions nationally, getting involved with the network of 400,000 parents across the country rallying to stop this gross corruption and federal funding fraud regarding Social Security Title IV-D and other government money, including funding of the IL Medicare Fraud Control Unit, Shelton and her friend, David Bambic, IL Representative for govabuse.org, wanted to present some of this information to the FBI for investigation and prosecution of offenders (judges, attorneys, etc.). After he filed his recent Petition for Writ of Certiorari regarding these issues now pending in the U.S. Supreme Court here, he wanted to discuss this with the FBI and have it forwarded to the U.S. Attorney for investigation and prosecution of offenders who are  damaging the U.S. economy.

Bambic supports Shelton’s fight for justice and supported Shelton presenting her evidence of gross treason by judges in the criminal courts in Cook County where cviil rights and the Bill of Rights are routinely violated, especially against whistle blowers such as Shelton.  Judges are picked on the basis of their loyalty to the corrupt and ability to be manipulated by them, not for their competence. He supports her exposing this corruption on her web sites and encourages others to write government officials and ask for investigations of the Crook County Courts and cooperation with the network of whistle blowers to which she is connected.

Shelton has six pending misdemeanor criminal cases that are bogus and retaliatory for her blogs, her civil rights suits against corrupt judges, officials, and Sheriff staff, as well as her outspoken criticism of this corruption. You can read about them on her blogs noted above.  Also see her articles and court pleadings on scribd.com under the name “Dr Linda Shelton.”

Cook County Sheriff Dart and Cook County Court Clerk Dorothy Brown have committed the crime of contempt of court by refusing to answer Shelton’s subpoenas, for nearly a year, in her criminal cases for documentary evidence and names of witnesses.

Several judges have illegally charged her with contempt for telling the judges the truth that they had no jurisdiction or the charges were fraudulent. Recently Judge Peggy Chiampas has violated the ADA, endangering Shelton’s life, denied her right to compulsory process guaranteed  under the Sixth Amendment, and denied her right to a Speedy trial as guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment, in addition to violating her statutory right to substitution of judge for bias.

As Shelton was ordered by Chiampas to come to trial on May 29, 2012 but not allowed any witnesses and not allowed to have her right to a speedy trial, Shelton refused to come to court until she finished a Petition for Writ of Mandamus to the U.S. Supreme Court to order the Circuit Court of Cook County to follow the law and the Bill of Rights and enforce subpoenas as well as speedy trial rights and statute.  In addition, Shelton wanted to finish writing Petitions for Writ of Habeas Corpus, the highest right in the constitution, so that probable cause could be questioned and the criminal cases dismissed for lack of probable cause and other legitimate reasons, even before trial.

As Shelton during past unlawful incarcerations has been purposely denied access to pen and paper for up to five months and access to law library materials, she knew, once arrested for not showing up to trial she would not be able to write these documents or file them.  She knew that if she went to trial being unable to present her evidennce or witnesses she would be railroaded and fraudulently convicted.  She also felt that by filing her U.S. Supreme Court documents, the court would be pressured to follow the law and the press might pick up on the extreme degree of court and police corruption in Illinois and Crook County that they have been refusing to cover or document despite the numerous whistle blowers who have handed them evidence on a silver platter.

Therefore, Shelton waited until June 8, 2012 to surrender at the FBI building. She went there with Bambic to give them evidence of the above described extreme corruption by judges in Cook County in family courts, probate courts, and criminal court.  She felt that the FBI also might influence the Cook County Sheriff to give Shelton proper medical care for her severe chronic illnesses and not physicall abuse her as they have in the past.

However, when Shelton and Bambic went to the FBI on June 8, 2012, instead of listening to them first and reviewing the evidence and U.S. Supreme Court filings they had brought in, then letting Shelton surrender, they – after doing their initial background and warrant check that they do on all visitors to the FBI building – refused to let Shelton talk for more than a minute with the duty agent or Bambic talk for more than a minute or so and instead sent in a group of FBI agents into the room to tell Shelton “you have warrants to take care of first –  you have to come with us”, and turned Shelton over to the Chicago Police Department to process for arrest on the warrants.

They didn’t want the evidence from Shelton until “after she cleared up the warrants” and Bambic was so angry at the unprofessionalism that he didn’t stay to give his evidence.  It instead is on line and now before the U.S. Supreme Court (Bambic’s Petition here and Shelton’s Petition about corruption by Judge Chiampas here).

The FBI agents on duty didn’t even bother to give the Chicago Police who came to pick up Shelton (Swat team members because she as a disabled person is so “dangerous” and had multiple warrants – although fraudulent misdemeanors for falsely alleged trespass – only in courthouses, disorderly conduct – only in courthouses with no other witnesses but Sheriff officers, or battery  – only in courthouses with alleged bumping an officer with her walker – when actually the officers harassed and bumped her then made up the charges]).

This was a massive waste of a dozen FBI agents’ time and CPD swat team member’s time – they assumed that they needed a lot of force as Bambic, who accompanied Shelton and is trained to assist Shelton when she collapses or becomes ill, is a large man, ex-Marine, and very well trained in the martial arts.  Two female officers would have been sufficient I’m sure!  The FBI and CPD need more supervision in Chicago.

Write U.S.Attorney Eric Holder and tell him that you are appalled that they are not listening to Shelton and Bambic or the dozens of others in Chicago who have been coming to the FBI to give them evidence of corruption in the courts and in the Cook County Sheriff’s offices and the jail.  Tell them you are appalled that they have not arrested and prosecuted corrupt jail staff who they, in the FBI’s own report have documented murder of detainees by battery of correctional officers and amputation and physical harm as a result of unjustified excessive force and medical neglect.

Retaliation by child rep for lobbying legislature to change their pay ignored

October 29, 2011

The following is factual information that this investigative reporter has uncovered after interviews with persons connected with this case and after careful review of the court files.

In the 2009 divorce case between David Bambic and his wife, Catherine Wood, David has been wrongfully defamed and villified by the perjury and lies of Catherine, as well as by the misconduct of Judge Haracz and child representative David Wessel. David has been illegally denied the opportunity to present witnesses, present documents, and defend himself against the lies fabricated by Catherine and rubber stamped by Judge Haracz.

Catherine is a drug-addiction counselor at the American Indian Health Center of Chicago, who is also an addict who began beating her husband, in front  of their daughter XXXXXX, in her wild rages, along with who  has gone on wild spending sprees because she appears to suffer from borderline personality disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder.  This OCD also causes Catherine to go on Freecycle, a web based site to give away property, and after her wild spending sprees to give away thousands of dollars of personal property, including during the divorce proceedings much of the personal possessions of David Bambic.  This boosts her self-esteem, to live above her means and view herself as wealthy and powerful. This is why during their marriage, Catherine repeatedly put down David who was a general contracter and expert tradesman in multiple trades, by stating she had a sdegree in social work and was from the “north side” and therefore was superior to David.  Catherine constantly manipulated David by threatening suicide daily during her marriage. David paid $80,000 towards her education and remortgaged their house, now which has been lost in foreclosure, in order to pay more than $120,000 in credit card bills incurred due to Catherine’s wild spending sprees.

David is from a large family, most of whom live in the Chicago area and has two healthy parents who are extensively involved with their grandchildren.  This divorce has illegally, unethically, and wrongfully cut off contact between the two children, 8 year old XXXXX and 13 year old XXXXXX and their grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins on the paternal side.

When David no longer could tolerate Catherine’s excessive spending, daily suicidal threats, obsessive compulsive behavior with wild spending and then wild giving away of personal property, her manic possibly psychotic episodes where she physically hit him (he always backed off and never hit her), David sued for divorce. This was also AFTER Catherine told him that she had failed a drug test at work.

Apparently the American Indian Health Center of Chicago has failed to fire Catherine, probably because they need to use her on their appllication for federal funding.  This apparently could be considered felony federal funding fraud.  The FBI should be interested in this!

Then Catherine fabricated a story that there had been abuse throughout the marriage and the children were endangered and committed perjury in an affidavit in support of the request for an order of protection accusing David of heinous acts like telling the children he was going to inject the mother with HIV. Of note: Catherine started an HIV clinic at the American Indian Health Center – David has no access to HIV tainted blood and no experience in injecting anyone with anything – only Catherine has such access! The courts have used this hearsay statement by Catherine, fabricated by Catherine, which is inadmissable evidence as a reason to remove parental rights from David and order only supervised visits with his children.  There is NO EVIDENCE that these perjured statements by Catherine have any validity. They are purposeful lies used to manipulate the court and the court is engaged in gross misconduct for allowing them.

The child representative who by law must investigate the circumstances of the family has failed to recommend to the court that durg testing be required of Catherine and that the children be protected from her drug abuse until she is clean and has been treated for this drug addiction.  Her neighbor, a disabled woman who is on narcotics for chronic pain,who gave her a key so that Catherine could enter her  house in an emergency caught Catherine red-handed stealing narcotics.  She apparently didn’t turn her into authorities because Catherine threatened to kill herself and “take the kids with her” if her addiction was discovered and made her lose her job.

The dad, David, has NEVER had a legal due process hearig or trial and therefore Judge Haracz is making orders without basis, essentially rubber stamping the lies of Catherine and being manipulated by the intentional misconduct of the child representative, who is working with Catherine to extort money out of David. David is the victim of a false order of protection and is barred from seeing his kids for more than an hour supervised visit per week (by order of the supervision site – Dupage County Family Center – which only allowed 12 visits this year due to their policy of only providing short term supervision.)  The court had ordered two hours a week visits for David and his two daughters, but is failing to make any effort to ensure this happens.

David has seen his daughters for only 13 hours thus far this year.  Certainly this is NOT in the best interest of the children and reveals that Judge Haracz has failed to perform his duties as a judge, as well reveals that the child representative, David Wessel, is more concerning with gettig paid than with the best interests of the children.

The best interests of the children should include ordering Catherine to undergo drug testing and to give custody to David with supervised visits to Catherine. Keeping the kids in the custody of an addict is dangerous and an outrageous misconduct of the court and child representative.

How can David be dangerous when DCFS investigated and declared Catherine’s allegations UNFOUNDED?  How is he dangerous when he has high security clearance and works at a government facility where he is drug tested repeatedly and his mental condition is monitored. How can the court declare him dangerous because he is an ex-Marine and martial artist? He has not seen the kids for months at a time because the child rep fails to arrange visits. How can the IL Appellate Court affirm the trial court’s erroneous ruling that David loses custody and is dangerous while Catherine gets sole custody and isn’t even drug tested. This is an obscene ruling in violation of all the basic  principles of justice. Catherine’s testimony and hearsay about David, with no other evidence is legally insufficient to rule that David is dangerous and should lose custody, but that is what the Dishonorable Judge Haracz did!

Catherine Bambic is a danger to her children, the public, and her patients and the court REFUSES to drug test her and protect the children. Jaqueline Birnbaum, a prominent lawyer in the child rep community vowed to retaliate against David for his efforts at lobbying the legislature to change the child representative laws to force the reps to charge reasonable and not outrageous fees and to allow due process. Defense attorneys for murderers get paid $150 per hour by the court, but child representatives routinely are paid $300 to $1200 per hour (bundled fees of attorneys and their employees) and the parents are often asked to pay this. Social Security Title IV-D money is used to pay this if the parents can’t pay so the taxpayers are defrauded. This is how families are impoverished by divorce proceedings.

This is an illegal penalty on the exercise of constitutional rights (right to petition for redress of grievances – 1st amendment). This is violation of civil rights under color of law and conspiracy to violate civil rights under color of law (right to due process and enforcement of constitutional rights under 5th and 14th amendments). This is official misconduct, contempt of court (child rep David Wessel is violating court order to act in the best interest of the children.)

Where is the FBI?  Where is the U.S. Attorney?

We live in a totalitarian police state where the rule of law is IGNORED by the people who are  supposed to protect us!  Speak out – write letters. March in Occupy Chicago. Use civil disobedience to fill the courts and jail until the government intervenes!  Don’t take it anymore!


Go to the following links and write letters for David and to protect XXXXXX and XXXXXXX.

SEE THIS LINK: http://cookcountyjudges.wordpress.com/2011/10/21/family-court-judge-haracz-gives-kids-to-drug-addict-who-threatened-to-take-them-out-with-her-if-discovered-ex-marine-dad-frantic-to-protect-them/

Family Court Corruption cases that need FBI investigation

June 19, 2011


Please send me your links at picepil@aol.com. Give me addresses for your Congressmen, Senators, local FBI and US Attorney’s office, and to editors of your local newspapers. Let’s build a movement that puts pressure for change on our government! I will type in this information. You will provide me this information and write letters. Later we can organize more. This is a start. I will also put links to activist web sites on this topic as I am sent this information. UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL!

In Cook County Illinois send me information about cases before Judge Haracz, a notoriously bad family court judges who constantly blatantly violates the law and drags out cases, ultimately severely harming children and impoverishing families.

I am listing links to documentation of grotesque family court  corruption in Illinois primarily, but also from elsewhere. I call upon the FBI to investigate the judges, child representatives, attorneys, and all parties in these cases – particularly to follow the money where Title IV money is going in regards to these cases. Only when those that are abusing Title IV money are prosecuted, the judges that blatantly ignore statutes are prosecuted and removed from the bench, and when the legislature and Congress pass reforms to remove the incentives for Title IV money which corrupt the system, will reform in family court occur and the interests of the children will become a  priority.


Mother falsely accused of domestic violence, deprived of a home, husband who continuously smokes pot for decades protected by police, mother financially abused, best interest of children ignored, in Kane County IL:


Chicago area cases described briefly here.



Self-immolation after years of abuse, financial ruin, and destruction of children by courts, in New Hampshire:


Treason by IL Attorney General Madigan and 5 Judges

May 4, 2011

The Myth of American Justice – Part I – see link below:

The FBI has all this information and is refusing to do their job! The criminal conduct of these judges and Lisa Madigan is clear and the evidence is attached in a link to the following post. Apparently, the FBI covers-up for knowing criminal conduct of Lisa Madigan. They are not bothering to investigate. She gets away with illegally prosecuting whistle blowers that have knowledge of corrupt acts of officials and judges in Crook County are free to arrest and summarily sentence people without a trial to 16 months incarceration, outside the law and in violation of the constitution, U.S. Supreme Court holdings and state statutes that forbid it.  The Cook County Sheriff can deny access to law library materials and deny access to paper for months while a prisoner is illegally jailed and they have no recourse.

The constitution of the United States is dead!  We no longer have a right to due process. We no longer have a right to  be free of arrest and incarceration arbitrarily when there is no law against what we are charged with. There is no need to hold a trial. Just throw us in jail without trial, without a law making an act a crime. A judge can state anything’s a crime; they can legislate from the bench; make up a law and a sentence and there is no remedy. Habeas corpus no longer exists in Illinois. Rulings of the United States Supreme Court are meaningless and unenforceable. Judges in Crook County can decide any act is illegal and give any sentence without thought of law or higher courts; without thought of consequences.

Isn’t that the kind of thing that caused Americans to revolt against the British!!! Are we supposed to stand idly by in the face of this kind of totalitarianism, this oligarchy of corrupt officials?


Perjury by Sheriff Deputies ignored by FBI

April 9, 2011

The following blog post has unmistakeable evidence of perjury by Cook County Sheriff Deputies Rebecca Doran and Maureen Caliendo. This evidence was given to the FBI and they have done NOTHING! Everyone in Cook County is living in a totalitarian police state where corrupt police are  PROTECTED by the FBI!


FBI ignores massive fraud in obtaining grants

April 22, 2010



Melongo informed the FBI about this situation months ago. Chuck Goudie exposed it years ago. Where is the FBI and the U.S. Attorney on this one?

The modus operandi of the corrupt machine in Illinois is to place their trusted lieutenants in Asst Director or managerial positions and keep them there for decades. Then corruption can be covered-up most effectively.

Could it be that Asst. Directors and supervisors in the Chicago FBI office and US Attorney’s office have been selectively screening out complaints to protect the corrupt like Lisa Madigan, Dick Divine, Michael Sheahan, Anita Alvarez, Jim Thompson, John Daley, etc.?  Could they be targeting whistle blowers to falsely accuse them of being a nut or a criminal, thus discrediting them as witnesses and causing their complaints to be ignored? How long is the reach of the Chicago machine?

Deadly Threats Continue Against Dr Shelton

September 28, 2009

This e-mail has been sent to the FBI:

The following are more threats against me (a potential federal witness against the Cook County Sheriff staff) for my whistle blowing as I have given your office a LOT of evidence against corrupt sheriff deputies. You still fail to protect me. I have been illegally arrested by the Sheriff on bogus and fabricated charges another five times in the last 5 months. I already sent you info about several of these incidents. You can read about it on my blogs: https://chicagofbi.wordpress.com and http://cookcountysheriffdeputies.wordpress.com .

I don’t understand why the US Atty has not issued arrest warrants for Sheriff Dart, many supervisors and officers at CCDOC for threatening a witness, for murder which you have documented, for felony violation of civil rights, for conspiracy to cover-up civil rights violations, etc., etc.

You still have not arrested the parole agent and her supervisors where I gave you undisputed evidence that she fabricated her records on me (a wrongfully convicted person – due to perjury of the sheriff officer) and then had issued a fraudulent arrest warrant.

I was recently hired by an internet news agency as a reporter. I vow to get out this information about the failure of the FBI and US Atty to do their jobs, as well as the pervasive corruption at CCDOC.

Please note I have severe uncontrolled asthma with laryngospasm. If I am sprayed with pepper spray I could die and they know it.

This was taken from the web site: cookcountyjail.com ____________________________________________________________________ Linda you are a crazy bitch that smell like sewage. Next time dont wear pants in jail with a shit stain showing. Next time I see you in my jail you will be sprayed with pepper spray, arrested and ill have my guys in ert transfer you to jefferson county.


Monday, September 28, 2009 


Another fine example of the sadistic, vulgar, and criminal supervisors known as CCDOC Superintendants, Lieutenants, and Sargeants. Sheriff Dart, you’re doing a wonderful job!


Monday, September 28, 2009 


Linda whens the last time you had sex? Ill give ya some dick as it seems you need some.


Monday, September 28, 2009 [probably an officer]


Another fine example of the character of CCDOC officers. Sheriff Dart we love ya!


Tuesday, September 28, 2009

Officer Reveals Corruption at CCDOC – FBI & U.S. Attorney Where are You?

September 10, 2009

The following is an e-mail I wrote to the FBI:


Why aren’t you doing something about this including federalizing Cook County Jail and arresting their administrators? The following was copied from a commercial web site which is offered so that people can ask questions about Cook County Jail and get answers. The Sheriff staff in general refuses to answer most questions for inmates’ family members. Their web site is inadequate and they don’t answer their phones. When visiting the officers are often extremely rude and mislead rather than answer questions.

The US Atty published a 98 page report about the jail documenting aggravated battery, murder, medical neglect, etc., BY THE GUARDS against the inmates, yet you and the US Atty have arrested NO ONE and there have been NO INDICTMENTS!!  This is like investigating a gang and then telling them – “Oh Well, you murder, run prostitution and drug operations and we think you can do better. Come back to us in a couple years with a plan to correct this.”  CCDOC is no different than a gang. You are NOT doing your job.  This 98 page report is a joke without the indictments and arrests to go with it. It is worse than no investigation – because now you are aiding and abetting, actually encouraging this behavior by discovering it and doing NOTHING!!  I am disgusted.


The following is copied exactly as it appears on this web site is – cookcountyjail.com :
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At the jail we have a saying. If youre not disgruntle you havent worked here a year yet. Many days you wonder who likes and/or hates you more the administration or the inmates. Its a system of micromanagement promoted by who they know not what they know.
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Correctional Officer/Deputy Sheriff
Thursday, September 10, 2009
    During my time there ive seen promotions, transfers and/or days off given to those with political ties, women that used sex for what they want as well as getting supervisors food. In the mean time others are denied due to not being in those groups.
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Thursday, September 10, 2009
    How does a supervisor deny extending the calendar for an officer with time accrued that wants to be with a terminally ill parent out of state that did die that week but extend the calendar for 2 officers for picking up their food.
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Thursday, September 10, 2009
    When Dart became Sheriff we thought he would put an end to it, but instead it has took off like a wild fire. He doesnt step foot in divisions hardly ever and when he does he wont talk to us. He hides out and lets the incompentant run the cluster f**k.
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Thursday, September 10, 2009
    When we complain we get the speech from supervisors of how long theyve been there which doesnt matter if you dont know your job or how to supervise. We also get what they believe are bad assignments or harrassed with bogus write ups that we easily beat.
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Thursday, September 10, 2009
    How does time working for the chicago school district as a janitor count towards seniority and retirement while time in the millitary or on a police/fire department does not? Why are female officers wearing skin tight uniform pants?
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Thursday, September 10, 2009
    With divisions being mixed classifications now (min, med, max) why is it ok for a male officer to work a max male tier while female officers that wanted the job and get paid same not assigned those tiers. Is it ok for me to be hit or stabbed cuz im male?
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Thursday, September 10, 2009
    How many assistant directors does a jail need? Its like a clown car. Maybe if I was related to Director Kurtovich I would have gotten a plain clothes desk job in their office like Ofc Campbell right after academy.
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Correctional Officer/Deputy Sheriff
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
    Why does a chief get paid $70,000 plus and a superintendent $100,000 plus in every division to do the exact same job. Why do captains n 2 lieutenants per division/shift get paid to sit in office together? No wonder cook county doesnt have money.
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Correctional Officer/Deputy Sheriff
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
    There needs to be a careful evaluation and analysis of the duties of each employee, the skills needed for the job, and the number of people needed to perform each task. Then the entire administration should be rearranged to fit that model of efficiency and necessity. This is called industrial hygiene. Peraica has it right. We need to get rid of dead wood.
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Wednesday, September 9, 2009
    Very true Linda. However even though a federal judge has ordered the sheriff dept to hire more officers to meet the illinois jail standard of 1 officer per 15 inmates and are fined for being short they do not. Yet they find more room/money for directors.
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Wednesday, September 9, 2009
    Directors like godinez come up with ideas to move pysch/medical inmates to div 2 (originally min security) and div 10 (originally max security). Since hes been in charge changes have made no since. There is a reason his contract wasnt renewed else where
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Wednesday, September 9, 2009
    Director Godinez is the same one that while 350 inmates had riot on div 1 rec yard with 10 officers out there wouldnt allow responding officers to go out to yard to stop fighting which turned into attacking the 10 officers out there already.
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Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Cook Co Sheriff Inv. Cynthia Sofus Commits Felony Violation of Civil Rights & Other Crimes – Ignored by FBI

September 5, 2009

by Dr. Linda Shelton:


Cook County Sheriff Police Investigator Cynthia B. Sofus, earning a salary of $76, 450 per year,  is a glaring example of incompetence, arrogance, and vulgarity among the Cook County Sheriff’s staff. She works for the Criminal Intelligence, Gangs & Crimes Unit of the Sheriff’s Police at the Cook County Department of Corrections. The following gives a detailed description as to how, in two cases against me which are false arrests and malicious prosecutions, she was grossly negligent in her investigation and has ended up suborning perjury (supporting  perjury of the state’s witnesses, Sgt. Anthony Salemi and Lt. Prescott, among others). She also is very vulgar in her language, a trait among officers that is not appropriate or civil and which sets a bad example as officers are supposed to be examples of proper conduct in the community.

Case 1:

On May 16, 2005, Cook County Correctional Sgt. Anthony Salemi came to my cell at the women’s medical unit of the Cermak infirmary at Cook County Jail. I was housed alone in a single cell. I was in the medical unit due to multiple medical problems including: 1) a congenital & acquired spinal cord injury causing a weak right side (right hemiparesis) where I cannot raise my right leg above my waist; 2) heart arrythmias; 3) Hemiplegic migraine causing frequent dizziness, unsteadiness, and headache, plus some intermittent neurologic deficits (migraines with symptoms of stroke); 4) severe intermittent asthma with vocal cord dysfunction, episodes of unconsciousness due to hypoxia, and severe sensitivity to chemicals such as cleaning solutions, perfumes, and the formaldehyde found in cigarettes (ignorant poorly-trained paramedics, nurses, and physicians, such as they have at the CCDOC, confuse my symptoms with malingering because I don’t always wheeze but rather develop a “silent chest syndrome” with poor air movement and whistling gurgling sound when inhaling, just before I go unconscious), and 5) malignant neurocardiogenic syncope – a severe form of nerve mediated fainting that in me is caused partly by the spinal cord injury destroying nerves needed to regulate respiration and heart beat, but also due to congenital disorder of contraction or twitchiness of the blood vessels necessary to keep a person from fainting when they stand up (the blood vessels in the lower body must contract when standing or the blood flows to the lower body and there is insufficient blood for the brain).  This is a complex and interacting set of medical problems, which for treatment, require a certain mix of medications, a high salt diet, and rapid response to deterioration of medical condition.

As the jail staff had: 1) violated my constitutional rights to have pen & paper to write grievances and write court papers to appeal my unlawful incarceration, thus illegally and unconstitutionally denying me ”access to the courts” (I was later aquitted of the fraudulent charge for which I was incarcerated); 2) denied me necessary medication and high salt diet (the correctional staff said salt was contraband and everyone had to eat a low salt diet, despite the doctor’s orders) to prevent fainting on standing and weakness or other serious symptoms; and 3) denied me my statutory right to call non-collect when I was incarcerated to arrange for the care of my disabled father (when I came home a month later he was dehydrated, weak, mildly confused, and clearly had needed more assistance) – the social worker told me that she was instructed NOT to help me arrange for the care of my father,  I protested with, from May 11, 2005 on, a continuous dry hunger strike. 

I ate and drank NOTHING. Every three to five days I would take 2-3 ounces of water to lessen the likelihood of a quick death. This resulted in a 1 and 1/2 lb weight loss per day, and by May 16, 2009, I had nearly passed out in the shower and required the use of a wheelchair, although I had been using a cane. I no longer could stand for more than a few seconds without passing out. I was moderately dehydrated, which causes weakness and fainting when standing. Obviously, this made my congenitally weak arms & shoulders, and weak leg, even weaker. I was physically unable to batter anyone, especially a strong male who was taller and 50 lbs heavier than I was, like Sgt. Salemi.

The wheelchair had most of the tread missing from the right wheel. Therefore, when I  pushed it, if there was a divit in the floor or a slightly bumpy area on the floor, I couldn’t move it over this tiny obstacle as the right wheel would not catch the floor and would spin freely. The right wheel also had one of the three spacers missing from the hand rail on the wheel and this made the wheel a bit cockeyed and caused the long screw to constantly rattle and move into the wheel obstructing movement of the wheel if I used the hand rail instead of someone pushing me. The armrests were missing. The wheelchair was extra wide and meant for a very obese person – I am thin. This meant you have to spread your arms wider, this produces less torque, and the person in the chair has more difficulty moving it than an ordinary wheelchair.

My medical condition is that I have congenital weakness of the hands, arms, and shoulders due to the spinal cord injury resulting from a congenital defect in my spine. I kept the left foot rest folded up and put my weak right leg on the right foot rest. I used my fairly good left leg to propel the wheelchair backwards (it is hard to use a leg to move the wheelchair fast forwards – try it!) as my arms were a little too weak to get the wheelchair start moving from a stop and too weak to go very far. The officers are required NOT to push inmates in wheelchairs, but Officer Boutte, who does transport for female inmates, always pushed my wheelchair, because it was obvious I was too weak to push it very far. He was illegally not allowed to testify on my behalf.

Unit officers open cell doors for meal and time in the common room, a large hall with tables and chairs, and inmates can open the cell doors and leave their cells when the doors are unlocked part of the day.

I had great difficulty opening the cell door and maneuvering my wheelchair out of the cell. I had to do this backwards pushing with my left leg and then wedging my arms in the door jams so as to get more force to help my leg push the door open with the back of the wheelchair. At least half the time, a nurse or inmate would take pity and help me open the door. Only one officer actually helped me open the door. The others were sadistic. I often didn’t bother, because I wasn’t eating anyways, and more and more stayed in bed, too weak to do anything. My pulse was consistently rapid and I was consistently short of breath if I tried to stand up or move around. I suffered at least 4 asthma attackes in the few days before this incident due to exposure to inmates who were smoking or exposure to floor cleaning solutions. The medical staff didn’t care to protect me from this. This further weakened me. My attorney was illegally not allowed to present the paramedic reports about these asthma attacks to the jury.

Sgt. Anthony Salemi came to my cell on May 16, 2005, sent the female unit officer away, and cracked the door open to talk with me. I was next to the cell door as I had banged on it trying to get the unit officer to call a sergeant or lieutenant so I could make verbal complaints again, that they continually ignored. The department rules require that a male officer may NOT enter a female inmate’s cell without a witness, except in a life-threatening emergency. There was no life-threatening emergency.

Sgt. Anthony Salemi told me “I’m going to make a case so you don’t get out.” He then opened the door enough to lunge in and grab my neck with his left hand. Sgt. Hernandez and several officers later told me to “get that ***” in court because he “only attacks women”. The door shut behind him.

The force of his attack made the wheelchair propel backwards. He stumbled and slid down a bit, skinning his shins on the footrests, more so on the left as the left footrest was folded up and sticking out less. The wheelchair spun a little to the right. We were now in the middle of the cell nearer the bed. I curled up in a ball somewhat, leaning to my right side so I could wedge my left shoeless foot against his chest to try to pry him off. His harry arms were very strong, like tree trunks and my arms were too weak in my feeble attempts to pull his hand off of my neck. He got mad when I pushed his chest with my foot and let go. Then he rapidly grabbed my left arm with his left hand, while he yanked the wheelchair out from under me, simultaneously flipping me off the wheelchair against the hospital bed railing that was down.

I landed against the bed and on my right knee and hands. My right middle toe got caught in the right foot rest and became severely contused. It later swelled up like a grape, black and blue.  I was stunned and terrified. I didn’t know what to expect next and feared for my life. The wheelchair had two posts on either side of the seat where the missing armrests insert. They were slightly higher than the seat and hard metal. As he pulled the wheelchair out from under me, they raked my thighs and caused huge contusions – testimony in court described “bruises on (L) – Upper posterior thigh (4” X 2”), (R) Inner upper thigh (6 ½ “ X 3 ½ “) (R) Third metatarsal toe.” Officer unit log notes describe a bruise on my right knee. No one carefully examined me, so they didn’t write down the bruises on my left arm in the shape of fingers. The doctor, days later, ordered multiple X-rays due to the extent of contusions to rule out fractures. He however did not examine me in any way other than to visualize a few bruises. He was not called to testify.

I have post-traumatic-stress disorder because I was  previously attacked by men. This attack by Sgt. Salemi put me into a flashback and was crying and screaming hysterical to “stay away from me”, as well as cowering after this attack. I let no one touch me or view my injuries for several shifts and simply cowered in the bed and was silent.

Sgt. Salemi falsified his records and said from a dead stop in the middle of the cell, I “surprised him” while he was looking at me, accelerated the wheelchair and rammed it into him, skinning his shins and making him fall. He said the cell door stayed open on its own but no one saw him fall out of the door or in any way (the cell doors have heavy hydraulic door closing mechanisms that make them close automatically so this is a lie).

He said he was too surprised to protect himself! He said he then got up and I kicked him while sitting in the wheelchair in the chest with my RIGHT leg (sofus quotes him in her report) so hard that he was pushed against the “closed” door. He does not explain how the door remained open on its own and then mysteriously closed so he could be kicked against it. In his testimony at trial, Sgt. Salemi stated that I raised both legs and kicked him in the chest, while the wheelchair was rolling backwards with such force he was thrown against the door several feet away!

In his incident report and Inv. Sofus’ investigative report they state that I was at the cell door stating “I’m coming out” and as he opened the door, while facing forward, rammed Salemi and kicked him, but somehow, none of the inmates eating dinner in the hall, the officer or others saw me, except nurse Ogali, who stated that Salemi’s body was blocking the door way with him standing in the threshold and the door against his shoulder, and she only saw me move my wheelchair towards the door and did not see me ram or kick him, but did see him bend down after entering the cell and removing the wheelchair. She said she couldn’t see everything because the cell door window starts 4 feet up off the floor and she was sitting in the nurse’s station 15 feet away kitty corner to the cell.

Inv. Sofus came to my cell on the next day, like  a bull in a China shop in a very butch manner. She asked bruskly if I would answer her questions. She was very confrontational in her demeanor, and obviously not willing to listen to facts. I was laying in bed and so traumatized that I said leave me alone, I won’t talk to anyone without an attorney.

Inv. Sofus failed in her duty to preserve the “weapon”, the broken wheelchair, that would have exonerated me.  Judge Kazmierski through judicial misconduct failed to dismiss the case due to this fact, which is required by previous United States Supreme Court decisions holding that when the State destroys or fails to preserve a weapon in a crime the case must be dismissed.

She failed to ask anyone about my medical conditions and didn’t mention them at all in her grand jury testimony or her report. Judge Kazmierski illegally prevented my attorney from essentially asking any questions to point out all the discrepencies and negligent investigation to the jury. Therefore, he was illegally prohibited by the court from impeaching Sgt. Salemi, the only witness against me (who  presented only perjured statements), by using the testimony and reports of Inv. Sofus. 

Sgt. Salemi also committed perjury in stating that all wheelchairs in the jail are in perfect working condition. Another officer at sentencing (illegally not allowed to testify at trial) stated “its a jail!” and that “the cell doors close automatically.” He also testified that most of the wheelchairs are in poor condition and broken. Inv. Sofus would have noted this if she wasn’t so negligent, careless, arrogant, and incompetent. She failed to write in her report important details and observations. She appears to do a selective investigation, only including details credible or not, verified or not, that support the allegation. She carefully hides or avoids writing down any exculpatory evidence that proves the person innocent. A real Gestapo type!

A few days later, a nurse documented my extensive contusions. Inv. Sofus failed to follow-up to see if I was injured. She and all the jail staff refused to take photos of these injuries, but took photos of Sgt. Salemi’s shin which revealed several inch long abrasions running up them. If he was rammed, he would have had one linear horizontal mark or bruise on his lower leg near his ankle on the left and one short mark on his right shin corresponding to the wheelchair folded up footrest. There would be no long linear abrasions running up his shins, which are consistent with my story that he stumbled and slid down against the foot rests, not with his story.

As Sgt. Salemi was the ONLY witness with testimony against me and his testimony was not believable as not compatible with the photos/injuries of his shins or my injuries, as well as his testimony was contradictory in itself and with the statements of others, the State actually presented not one shred of credible evidence against me.

The conviction was due to extreme prosecutorial and judicial misconduct that mislead the jury, mis-stated the facts to the jury in closing and ignored the evidence.  See my appeal: http://www.scribd.com/doc/16301520/Appeal-of-Wrongful-Conviction-Battery-Shelton-Illinois-2009

Cook County States Attorneys Richard Divine and now Anita Alvarez have been fully informed of the above, given evidence to prove it, yet are refusing to drop charges against Dr. Shelton or arrest Sgt. Salemi. They are vigorously fighting the appeal. Cook County really is a totalitarian police state, run by corrupt officials for profit.

What kind of an investigator is so negligent to not even identify the medical condition of a person on a medical unit when investigating a crime that requires physical force and strength to accomplish, and who fails to preserve the alleged weapon (the broken wheelchair), as well as fails to note the discrepencies in the story by Sgt. Salemi that contradict the notes of the officers in the unit logs about the broken wheelchair as well as other officer’s testimony (only allowed after trial at sentencing hearing) that the cell doors cannot stay open on their own??

Case 2:

Maisha Hamilton Bennett, Ph.D, a psychologist was wrongfully incarcerated after a wrongful conviction at the Cook County Jail in July and August 2009 on fraudulent charges brought by the corrupt IL Attorney General Lisa Madigan. See: http://drlindashelton.wordpress.com/2009/08/31/mental-health-care-denied-poor-in-illinois/ and http://drlindashelton.wordpress.com/free-dr-maisha-hamilton-bennett/

She was being transferred and called me to come pick up five bags of legal documents so they would not be thrown out. I had gone to visit her in mid-July and after my visit, as I was waiting for some papers Dr. Hamilton Bennett wan’t me to take home that she had arranged to have the social worker give to me, Sgt. Alex Cruz assaulted me by yelling at me that I had to leave or I would be arrested because former inmates cannot visit during the year after release (It has been more than one year since my release – this “rule” also is not posted anywhere and inmates when released are not informed about this “rule” – I’m not even sure this rule is legal). I left because I didn’t feel like arguing and being wrongfully arrested that day.

On or about August 26th, Jail Social Worker Richardson called me and told me to come pick up Dr. Hamilton Bennett’s papers. Due to the fact I have several suits againt the Sheriff and his corrupt staff, I called the Jail’s Executive office on or about August 27th and asked the Jail ExecutiveDirector’s Assistant if I could have an escort so I would not be harassed. She refused to connect me with any higher officer and said I wouldn’t be harassed or falsely arrested. I called the Jail’s legal office and they said they couldn’t do anything as they don’t arrange escorts. I called Sheriff’s Dart’s Office at the Daley Center and his Executive Assistant also said they do not arrange escorts into the jail, no one would harass me, and that there was not problem with me picking up documents for an inmate being transferrred out.

I came on Friday August 28 and picked up three bags of documents and said I would come back for the rest.

I returned on Monday, August 31, 2009 to pick up the rest of the documents. At the entrance, I was held up unusually long while Sgt. Arthur at the gate called Sgt. Cruz. I was then let in. I told them that I had the OK from the executive and Sheriff’s office and they promised me no one would bother me. They refused to call the executive office of the jail or the Sheriff’s office.

Officer Levy was at the desk in the visitor area. She is one of the guards I am suing for holding me down and kicking me with their boots. See: http://www.scribd.com/doc/19434501/Shelton-1983-Against-Cook-County-Sheriff-Illegal-Administration-Psychotropic-Drugs-and-Battery-2009

I told Deputy Levy that why I was there and that Dr. Hamilton Bennett told me to ask for Kim Laster who was in charge of property in the Annex of Division 3. She had arranged with her to transfer the last two bags of documents to me. Deputy Levy instead called a female Lt. Prescott who came out to talk to me. Lt. Prescott was immediately hostile, verbally aggressive, and wouldn’t listen. She went out and came back and said I had to leave that I couldn’t pick up any property. Social Worker Vaughn said Ms. Richardson wasn’t there and nobody can ever pick up property – a lie. I told them I had already picked up three bags and had the OK from their superiors, as well as that I was not an inmate there during the last year.

Lt. Prescott called the guardhouse and they sent over a tall obese African-American officer Delgado, who was very polite, and female African-American officer Gonzalez. They tried to push me to the gate. I let go of my walker and sat on the ground and told them I had permission to pick up property, the property was available, I was to talk to Ofc. Laster, Ms. Richardson had called me to come there, and that I had already picked up three bags and was there for the last two. I told them they were illegaly harassing me, disobeying their superiors, and committing a federal felony as I am a federal witness against many officers at the jail , have federal suits against them, so this could be construed as an illegal penalty on the exercise of my and Dr. Hamilton Bennetts civil rights, as well as a felony civil rights violation including harssing a federal witness.

Ofc. Delgado, said if we went to the front gate, they were in a different department and they would call the executive office and solve the problem so I walked there with them using my walker. I however was getting a bit overheated from their assault on me and had been suffering from a viral infection for several days.

At the front gate guard house, Sgt. Arthur refused to call the executive office or solve the problem and insisted that I leave saying that Lt. Prescott had informed him that I could not pick up any property.  I told him he was wrong and all the crimes he was committing. Sgt. Arthur then had the deputies handcuff me and said they were arresting me for “vagrancy”. He called the Sheriff’s police and Inv. Sofus, Sgt. Robert J. Fitzgerald and Correctional Officer Sgt. James P. Aurenz responded.

Before they arrived I began to feel poorly from being overheated and this triggered my fainting and heart arrythmia. The deputies wouldn’t let me take off my suit jacket and lie down on the bench. So, just as I felt I was going to pass out, I lay down on the floor. When Inv. Sofus and her buddies arrive I tried to abort passing out by using the bathroom and putting cold water on myself. Sgt. Aurenz was kind enough to let me do this. Then when I came back to the bench and lied down, now without handcuffs, I briefly lost consciousness. I may have had brief episodes of irregular breathing. I don’t think I was responsive. An ambulance was called.

When the ambulance arrived I was coming out of the confusion after waking up. In the ambulance I told them I wanted to sign a release and go get the property I was there to get. I was still very short of breath and had difficulty standing so I crawled toward the guard house.

Then I became more alert and recognized Inv. Sofus as the person who had suborned perjury and collaberated with the misconduct of Sgt. Salemi. I went into a brief flashback reliving in a dream like state the assault on me by Sgt. Salemi. Then I tried to get into the guard house to go get the two bags.

At this point Inv. Sofus arrested me for “disorderly conduct.”

It is illegal to harass a federal witness.

It is illegal to deny me entrance to the jail without cause.

It is illegal to deny Dr. Hamilton Bennett the right to have someone pick up her property when she is being transferred.

It is illegal for an officer to commit a crime and arrest someone without probable cause in order to cover-up for their misconduct.

An arrest must have a good faith  probable cause. There was none.

After being arrested Sgt. Aurenz let me explain to him what happened. His response was that they have no authority because the “chain of command” prevents it to call the executive office or Ofc. Laster or Social Worker Richardson to check out the story.

The law says that they do have a DUTY to investigate exculpatory evidence brought to them after an arrest, they do have a DUTY to drop charges when they discover the arrest was without probable cause, and they do have a DUTY to protect a federal witness against assault.

This is a grotesque civil rights violaton and may rise to the level of a felony civil rights violation under federal law.

The due process clause of the constitution secures the individual from arbitrary exercise of the powers of the government and prevents governmental power from being used for purposes of oppression.

Was this arrest arbitrary? – YES

Was this arrest used for purposes of oppressions? – YES

Was this a scheme to deny civil rights? – YES

Does this shock the conscience? – YES

Its time for Inv. Sofus, Sgt. Salemi, and the other puppets of corruption who are arrogant, power-grabbing, incompetent, violate law with impunity, and commit perjury with impunity, to be arrested, lose their jobs, and brought before the federal court.

Please write the following persons and urge them to act quickly to stop this totalitarian police state called Cook County:

Asst. U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, Office of U.S. Attorney, 219 S. Dearborn, 5th Floor, Chicago  IL, 60604

Special Agent Robert Grant, Chicago FBI, 2111 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago IL, 60608

Anita Alvarez, Cook County States Attorney, 50 West Washington, Rm 500, Chicago IL, 60602

President Barrack Obama, The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ae. NW, Washington DC, 20500

Senator Richard Durbin

Senator Roland Burris

Your representative

The press in your community and nationally.

If you’re in Chicago, come to my trials ( I have been arrested 5 times illegally in 2009 for the above type nonsense without probable cause). Watch my blog: http://drlindashelton.wordpress.com/ for court dates. If possible donate to my legal fund.  I am now indigent,  as a result of fighting for our Constitutional rights and catastrophic medical problems. Donations can be sent to:

Shelton Legal Fund, C/O Albukerk & Associates, 3025 W. 26th St. 2nd floor, Chicago  IL, 60625

They are NOT tax deductible and will be used for my defense and suits against corrupt officials.


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