Repeat Offender Hall of Shame

Repeat Offender

Hall of Shame

 

WARNING: We urge you to visit the traffic court in your county and observe the proceedings on how drunk drivers and repeat offenders are getting plea bargained back out on the streets – to endanger you and your children, as you see on this site. At least once a week.

There is nothing that takes a higher priority. The courts belong to you, your tax dollars fund their salaries. They are your employees. Leah Johnson.

Be aware through Citizen’s Advocates 4 Justice web site that your constitutional rights are being violated by your criminal justice system as you can see from their lengthy arrest records below. Your 14th amendment to due process has been violated. This has been going on for years unbeknownst to us. There is no higher crime than violating their sacred oath to uphold your constitutional rights to protect your family. (People have said it’s mass murder) Many of these tragedies were preventable if we had responsible and ethical government. It is time we incarcerate these political criminals for all the justice denied to law abiding citizens.

To honor the memory of Laura and Dina and all others whose lives were destroyed needlessly, sign our petitions for power of the people. Approximately 50,000 drivers are charged with driving while intoxicated in Illinois per year. Of those, an estimated 20% are repeat offenders. Calculated, that means 10,000 people annually are charged with more than one DUI violation. Statistics show that the percentage of repeat offenders increases to 33% nationally. It is frightening to think of what happens when those figures are compounded year after year.

We are sharing our highways with hundreds of thousands of repeat drunk drivers – potential time bombs just waiting to explode, endangering the lives of those around us. Drunk driving has been called the nation’s most frequently committed violent crime, yet light sentences and dismissed charges continue to prevail. Our own criminal justice system is enabling these criminals to strike again and again. How many lives will be destroyed before something is done?  Citizen’s Advocates 4 Justice is ready to take action, but we need your support.

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Laws and Cases: How to Do Legal Research

Laws and Cases:

How to Do Legal Research

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Answers & Explanations

Definitions — The Jargon Used in Legislation

As with every other area of life, legislation comes with some jargon that, once mastered, should come in handy when you’re trying to understand the law. Here are some terms you may encounter when researching federal or state statutes:

Annotated Codes: Publications that combine state or federal statutes with summaries of cases that have interpreted the statutes. With a few rare exceptions, annotated codes are only available in a law library or on subscriber-based legal websites.

Bill: What a statute is called when it is introduced in Congress or a state legislature. When a bill is passed by both houses and the President or a state governor, it becomes a law and will usually be published according to its bill number in a publication called “Session Laws” or “Statutes at Large.”

Bill Number: Bills are referred to by number. The number really has two parts: the abbreviation for the specific wing of the legislature in which the bill is introduced, as in HB (house bill) or SB (senate bill), and the number which identifies the particular bill, as in HB 1507.

Chapter: A term that identifies a group of related state or federal statutes that have been gathered together within a particular Title or Code.

Chaptered: A bill becomes chaptered if it is approved by the legislature and signed by the governor.

Citation: Formal references to statutes that describe where they are published. For instance, the citation 23 Vt. Stat. Ann. § 1185 tells us that this cited statute is Section 1185 of Title 23 of the Vermont Statutes Annotated. And the federal citation 42 U.S.C.§ 1395 tells us that this cited federal statute can be found in Title 42, Section 1395 of the United States Code.Code: In general, the term “code” refers to the main body of statutes of the jurisdiction (for example, the United States Code or the Arizona Revised Statutes). The statutes that are published in a state’s code are grouped by subject matter into Titles, as in Title 11 of the United States Code (bankruptcy laws). In some states, including California, Texas and New York, the term “code” may be used both to refer to the overall collection of statutes and the separate subject matter groupings of statutes, as in “Penal Code,” “Family Code,” or “Probate Code.”

Engrossed: A bill is engrossed when a legislative body (such as the House) votes to approve it and sends it on to the other legislative body (such as the Senate).

Enrolled: A bill is enrolled when both houses of a legislative body have voted to approve it and it has been sent to the executive branch (the President or a state governor) for signing.

Legislative history: Assorted materials generated in the course of creating legislation, including committee reports, analysis by legislative counsel, floor debates, and a history of actions taken. Legislative history for recently enacted federal statutes can be found at http://thomas.loc.gov/home/thomas.php. Legislative history for state statutes is sparse and not easily found on the Web.

Session Laws: When bills become law, they are published in a text according to the session of the legislature that enacted them into law. For instance, laws passed by the California legislature in 1999 were passed in the 1999-2000 session. The individual laws in the publication for a particular session (such as Session Laws 1999-2000) can be found according to their original bill number.

Statutes at Large: See Session Laws.

Statutory Schemes: Groups of statutes that relate to one particular subject. For instance, all of the federal statutes that make up Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (which forbids employment discrimination and sexual harassment) are known as a “statutory scheme” because they are all related to each other.

Title: In the federal system and in some states, “title” is used to denote a collection of state or federal statutes by subject matter, as in Title 11 of the U.S. Code for bankruptcy statutes or Title 42 of the U.S. Code for civil rights statutes. Title is also used to denote a group of statutes within a larger set of statutes, as in Title IX of the Civil Rights Act (which itself is located in Title 42 of the U.S. Code).

For more definitions, see Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.

The Role of Statutes in our Legal System

When people talk about “what the law says” or “what the law is,” they are generally referring to statutes (sometimes called codes). Statutes, which are created by the U.S. Congress and by our state legislators, attempt to lay out the ground rules of “the law.” When disputes arise over the meaning of statutes, state and federal courts issue court opinions that interpret the statutes more clearly. This is referred to as “case law.” In addition, numerous federal and state agencies, such as the Environmental Protection Agency, the IRS, and the various Secretary of State’s offices, issue regulations that cover the legal areas that the agencies control (such as environmental law, federal taxes, and corporations law).

Should I Search Federal or State Laws?

Most legal research involves state statutes rather than federal statutes because states have the sole power to make the law in many areas, such as child custody, divorce, landlord-tenant, small business, personal injury, and wills and trusts. A growing number of legal areas are covered by both state and federal statutes, including consumer protection, employment, and food and drug regulation. (State laws give way to stricter federal laws that address the same issue.) Finally, the federal government alone creates the law for a few specific subject areas, such as copyrights, patents, bankruptcy, federal taxes, and Social Security.

How to Find a Law

There are two main ways to find a particular state or federal statute on a state’s website — by doing a search or by browsing the table of contents. Not all states allow you to do a search, but for those that do, simply enter a few terms that relate to the subject you’re looking for. For instance, in you’re looking for the minimum number of directors that your state requires a corporation to have, you might enter the terms “corporation” and “director.”

However, this can often be difficult to do because you may not know the exact terms your state uses to address the issue you’re researching. Browsing the table of contents of statutes is often a better way to find laws on your subject because it lets you look first at the general subjects (titles, or sometimes divisions). From there you can move to particular topics (chapters, or sometimes articles), and then to the precise statutes you need (sections). By browsing, you also get a general idea of all the statutes there are on a specific subject.

How to Read a Law

Some statutes are clearly written, meaning that you can easily understand exactly what the legislature intended and what “the law” is on a particular subject. Unfortunately, many statutes are very difficult to understand. Exceptions to the statute, “whereases,” and cross-references to other statutes can make it very hard to understand what a statute means. Here are some rules to use when interpreting a statute:

  • Read the statute three times and then read it again.
  • Pay close attention to all the “ands” and “ors.” The use of “and” to end a series means that all elements of the series are included, or necessary, but an “or” at the end of a series means that only one of the elements need be included.
  • Assume all words and punctuation in the statute have meaning. For example, if a statute says you “may” do something, that means you are allowed to do it. But if it says you “shall” do something, it means you are required to do it.
  • It’s tempting to skip words you don’t quite understand. Don’t do it. If you’re confused about what a word means and can’t understand from the context, look the word up.
  • If the statute is one of a number you are studying, interpret it to be consistent with the other statutes if at all possible.
  • Interpret a statute so that it makes sense rather than lead to some absurd or improbable result.
  • Track down all cross-references to other statutes and sections and read those statutes and sections.

How to Make Sure a Law Is Up to Date

Once a statute becomes law, it seldom remains unchanged for very long. A future legislature may change (amend) or revoke (repeal) a statute for any number of reasons. Unfortunately, many online collections of statutes are not kept up to date. For one, the online U.S. Code is often a year behind — it takes a lot of time to work new federal legislation into the existing organizational framework. In this case, you can use Thomas, a Congressional website that provides both pending and recently enacted legislation, to find out if there have been any recent changes to the statute you’re interested in.

In addition, many state collections of statutes are not up to date, but the state website will usually tell you the year that the collection was last updated. In that case, you will have to search all the bills that have passed since the last time the statutes were updated. The text of these bills is available on your state legislature’s website, which is often linked from your state’s statutes.


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Laura and Dina – Gone but not Forgotten

Laura & Dina

– Gone but not Forgotten

On Aug. 22, 1985,, you were taken from us, not by illness or natural causes.  We could have adjusted to that.  But you were killed. The murder weapon was a car. The  driver of the car, Timothy  Sullivan’s  blood  alcohol levels  proved he was drunk.

The evening began as did many others, you and your best girlfriend Dina left by car.  In a few short  hours  we were  summoned  to  the  hospital  – My daughter  Laura, and  Dina,  were already gone. Their car was struck with deadly force by one driven by Sullivan. Our grief was unbearable.

As your birthday nears and holidays come and go, we remember the joy and happy times we had for such a few short years. I miss you so painfully as we all do and your loving ways. After you had been laid to rest, I took some small comfort in believing that justice would be done.

During the weeks that followed my frustration turned to outrage. When I met with James Ryan, our states attorney, I saw his deceit immediately.  It was beyond a feeling of helplessness for me and my family; A horrible unreal feeling.  Soon after we had to hire an investigator  to learned that Sullivan had 19 arrests relating to alcohol, Many reduces, Ryan the states attorney was victimizing by not calling  us. , Didn’t offer us his horrific record His responsibility, Many were plead and reduced.We were in shock!  We learned later about the connection between his parents .and Terry Ekl  THE MASTER OF THE COURTS OF DUPAGE DWI FELONS.and DWi Don Ramsell, plud Jim Ryan our new states attorney were all friends with the family. What we discovered by investigation,

He is now currently a 25 time offender, and driving while revoked, thanks to this top criminal DWI lawyer. terry ekl The lawyer is why he still had a valid driver’s license, illegally of course, He had a  prior DWI  in 84 .before the crash and the approval of the states attorney and specially selected judge!  We all had a catastrophic wake up call! It was a one party conspiracy game. racket was told by a Suntimes reporter,  you have no one to help you!

Enter now Frances Cuneo, village attorney-crook-extraordinaire who got him supervision.in the 84  DWI with judge jerz  illegally, plead. We  continued to investigated everyrthing, possible, including the mandates of laws. We also investigated their big mansions of homes .Paid with our blood and the criminal fathers blood money . I now discover why there is many DWI homicides. The cause and effect.is all malpractice liability of our law behind the closed doors on the 4th floor of the courts, The stench was unbearable to me .  We have unequivocally seen Hell and lived in it for a year,  Truth be told They all live with blood on their hands .for their net-worth.  God will be the  judge for us as they enter  Hell, Not only in Washington but all of our court systems.. The girls were one minute from their homes. as I was anxiously waiting with her golden retriever.  This is  where yours and every mothers and families worst nightmares begins and has by thousands of familys by mulible drunk drivers  See jaw dropping record in my life story. Truth be told again,  It’s literally a Russian Roulette game and you and your family are not immune. Be forewarned.

It is like they were murdered twice, once by the arrest record by all the plea bargaining  Then got his license back on the previous DWI even after alcoholic testing and grading laws violated,   Thereafter the plea bargaining again repeated,un-deterred by the court system he murders my daughter and friend all by an alcoholic father, and mother,  I feel now in Hell by bribery  (its no brainier of a 18 mo work release freed by the Judges chambers  revolving door, Hows that for freedom and our civil rights protected as a mockery .You and all of us have been getting victimized for years. behind closed doors,Its a  large brothel.   This is now your priority wake up call. Business as usual everyday, . Our family and all their friends suffered beyond belief, to see Sullivan get away with a virtual double homicide of work release. plead again, Nothing could be more criminal of bribery, The girls were then re-victimized by this repelling sentence  Blatant inadequate 18 month work release, in the county jail , not  the DOC prison.

The county jail, with then Sheriff Doria was set up for him to enter every day allowed to arrive around midnight we were informed., so he partied after work till late.and was well protected at midnite,coming in. and we were informed  always had alcohol on his breath which he had access to at the train station before he got on the train . How  convenient,, plus his other drugs as marijuana . How is that for your tax money and your familys safety as a free ride.?

The public and major news about our fight was astounding.  Two grieving mothers fighting for justice. Nevertheless  i am proud we made changes in  some laws, and saved many lives by our expose for these girls lives,, The pain never goes away for us and  truth be told my life has literally ended, since,….. It is without a doubt, a “criminal protection system”.  We trusted. A giant IRS I need everyone to join and help me in my uphill battle for  a new court system by us  law abiding citizens Justice must prevail is our mission.by mobilizing. and being a pledged member, I cant do it without you,  to protect you,.

Sullivan’s sentence, to hold a job and check in at the county jail at night, was a classic case of patronage,. Money is the Godfather of our corrupt court system They are opportunists for their partisan party ,and money laundering, The name of the game.  This habitual DWI felon and thousands more,is your wake up call..

If u  want to hold them all accountable.for our audits and research i am dedicated to..please sign our pledges

Did it matter that Laura and Dina lie in their graves?  We thought our system was meant to dispense justice?  Men have been sentenced to life imprisonment for killing with a gun or knife . Why is it different when the weapon is a car?  (because its easy money by pleading DWI’S s,,,,,, A TIME BOMB ON WHEELS. ………….A killer of any type forfeits his right to be a part of society.

As for the public official who do not prosecute to the full letter of the law?  They are beyond and worse than the criminals who drink and drive and murder, ,and are accountable by plea bargaining and undeterred decisions.for decades, They are mega millionaires.due to our addictions. They will now be held responsible by CCWN,  My legacy to my daughter and all victims They will also lose their license’s and will be disbarred by civil rights attorneys. as George Ryan You kill with your car, you lose your freedom. and license permanently and pay the price .law abiding citizens have rights to drive safely, and now demand  higher sentence’s for murder and maiming   Your thousands of dollars will not get u plead  and citizens justice denied!

– Leah Johnson, founder of Citizens Court Watchers Network


Laura & Dina – Gone but not Forgotten

My Life Story by Leah Johnson

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SEE THE SHOCKING RECORD OF FELON TIMOTHY SULLIVAN

AND BROTHER CHRISTOPHER SULLIVAN

BOTH FELONS GOT AWAY WITH MURDER!

THE TRAGEDY THAT DIDN’T HAVE TO HAPPEN, UNPREVENTED

One unforgettable August night I answered a knock on my door. I met terror head-on as the police informed me of a car crash involving my beautiful 21 year old daughter, Laura, and her girlfriend. In one senseless act of callous irresponsibility, both of their lives were destroyed by a drunk driver who so ignorantly chose to get behind the wheel of a 3,000 lb speeding bullet. Continue reading