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THE MEDITATORS SPEAK: AN OPEN LETTER TO AN AMERICAN MAN ON THE WRONG SIDE OF HISTORY

Posted in 2016 ELECTIONS, ABORTION RIGHTS, AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT, AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM, AMERICANS AGAINST THE TEA PARTY, ANDREW BRIETBART, BENGHAZI, BIGOTRY, BIRTHERISM, BLACK CRIME, BLACK LIVES MATTER, CHRISTIANISTS, CONSERVATIVE ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM, CONSERVATIVE BIGOTRY, CONSERVATIVE DESPERATION, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE HEADS EXPLODING, CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY, CONSERVATIVE IGNORANCE, CONSERVATIVE INCITEMENT TO VIOLENCE, CONSERVATIVE LIES, CONSERVATIVE NEWS, CONSERVATIVE OBSESSION WITH SEX, CONSERVATIVE RESISTANCE TO FACT CHECKING, CONSERVATIVE VIOLENCE, CONSERVATIVES ARE OLD AND DYING AND SCARED, COUNTER-SHAI'TANISM, COUNTER-THEOCRACY, CRIME BLOTTER, FASCISM, FEARSPEAK, FREEDOM, FUNDAMENTALISTS ACTING BADLY, GLBTQ RIGHTS, GOP, GOP AS A MINORITY PARTY, GOP MELTDOWN, GUN VIOLENCE IN AMERICA, HILLARY CLINTON, HOMOPHOBIA, HOW HELL WORKS, HUMAN BEAUTY, HUMAN BEINGS, JIM HOFT, JOURNALISM, JUSTICE, KOCH BROTHERS, LAAL HETHRI, MURDER, MURDER SUICIDE, NEOCON1, OBAMACARE, OCCUPY WALL STREET, OFFICE OF THE TORTURER GENERAL, POLITICS, POOR WHITE TRASH, PRESIDENT OBAMA, PROGRESSIVES ON THE MARCH, RACE AND POLITICS IN AMERICA, RELIGIOUS BIGOTRY, RELIGIOUS RIGHT, RURAL CRIME, RURAL DRUG ABUSE, RUSH LIMBAUGH, THE MEDITATORS, WHITE CRIME, WHITE PRIVILEGE on 26/10/2015 by Majordomo Pain

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You do realize that your time is running out? When President Obama leaves office in January 2017 there will be no profit to be made from the sort of bigotry you swim in currently. Therefore, none of the elites that share your ideology, with nothing to gain financially from bigotry will jettison you and your kind for those who simply hate the Clintons. This must be a truly sad time for you Tim because there just is not enough hatred for Hillary Clinton to justify the pounds of seething vitriol those with your retrograde ideology have flung at the sitting President.

First the White House,

then Congress,

Then SCOTUS,

Then governorships,

then state legislatures,

Then county governments,

then city councils.

We already have the major cities, the American youth, American minorities, American women under 45, the LGBT community and the unions. So what are the conservatives, the right and worse the far right left with? The church goers who are not Christians? The frightened millions of those who feel their right to have the power of Life and Death in their hands in the form of a gun is more important than the lives of living breathing people? The lifeless people who feel that a woman who has been raped bears a responsibility to give birth to the product of that rape? Those black hearts who feel that a gay or lesbian or transgendered person is somehow less Human than they are because of who they love? The Right has lost. Those with this arcane ideology will lose nothing but their prideful desires for control and the power they have too long held over those who do not share their worldview.

You will still be free to worship as you please; but you will not be able to use the power of the pulpit, the synagogue or the mosque to define what others do.

You will still have your precious guns despite all the blood they spill; but you will not have the right to command an arsenal that can threaten the Peace and power of any government, be it Federal, State or Local.

You will still have Freedom of Speech; but fewer and fewer people over the coming decades will wish to hear the angry protestations of the Right because they are tainted with racist nationalist bigotries that are almost as old as Mankind.

It has been nearly 200 years since a political party destroyed itself right before the eyes of the American people. Now as it was then, the party that died was blind to the change coming and was overwhelmed by it. The new party that rose from the ashes saved the nation from destruction and preserved the greatest Union Terra has ever known. That party was the GOP; its opposition was the Democratic Party. The Democratic Party was rooted in white nationalism, bigotry and the economic need to maintain slavery in the agrarian South using religion as a justification. The GOP was the party of abolitionists who saw the potential in all Men who lived on American soil were and should be full Citizens.

The Union was saved; world wars were fought and still the scars of the Civil War and a Reconstruction still were shown on the backs and necks of America’s black citizens and those who saw them as equals for more than one hundred years. The sins of the Democratic Party’s past were absolved by FDR and his New Deal. The greatest series of government programs to right the economic ship of state in the history of the nation. Democrats became the new abolitionist seeking to abolish poverty; first for the white poor and then for all.

There are and have been millions who took unfair advantage of this system over time and those who abused welfare to their own detriment have been far out shined simply by those millions upon millions who did not become dependent on that system. And this is a teachable moment about the difference between We, Ourselves and those like you Tim. While you would focus on cities that are experiencing high rates of black crime you would ignore the crises of prescription drug abuse and suicide in your own race. While you would shout about the 47 million who depend on the pittance that SNAP offers a family those on ideological right shout at the Heavens about what a waste it is to offer a child $142 a month for food. A living child who is poor has less value to you than a child in the womb. Where is the logic in this argument?

Oh how grand it must have been for people like you one hundred years ago. A feeling of near deity like omnipotence with the only possible threat to your dominance coming from others like you that might whisper some gossip that placed a black mark on your familial reputation. Crime, divorce, alternative lifestyles and mental illness could place you on a social tier just above all those minorities that were tortured by the terrorists of the age who then were no better than ISIS is today.

But your time of worry is nearly at an end. We, Ourselves, of The Collective will ask one simple favor of the dwindling number of Baby Boomer conservatives. Take to your knees and pray for Progressives that will lead America into the middle of this current century. And while you pray to your deities, We will pray to the Fates that the Progressives will be good stewards of the People’s Will and will protect those like you in your minority status better than those like you since time immemorial refused to do.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

Pain
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A TALE OF TWO TRAGEDIES: DYLAN ROOF AND BRYCE WILLIAMS

Posted in 2016 ELECTIONS, ABORTION RIGHTS, AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT, AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM, AMERICANS AGAINST THE TEA PARTY, ANDREW BRIETBART, BIGOTRY, BIRTHERISM, BLACK LIVES MATTER, BRYCE WILLIAMS, CAVALOR EPTHITH EDITORIALS, COMEDY, CONSERVATIVE ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM, CONSERVATIVE BIGOTRY, CONSERVATIVE DESPERATION, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE HEADS EXPLODING, CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY, CONSERVATIVE IGNORANCE, CONSERVATIVE INCITEMENT TO VIOLENCE, CONSERVATIVE LIES, CONSERVATIVE RESISTANCE TO FACT CHECKING, CONSERVATIVE STUPID EMAIL FORWARDS, CONSERVATIVE VIOLENCE, CONSERVATIVES ARE OLD AND DYING AND SCARED, COUNTER-SHAI'TANISM, COUNTER-THEOCRACY, CULTURE SHIFT, DYLAN ROOF, FEARSPEAK, FREEDOM, FUNDAMENTALISTS ACTING BADLY, GLBTQ RIGHTS, GOP, GOP AS A MINORITY PARTY, GOP MELTDOWN, GUN VIOLENCE IN AMERICA, HELLAC COURT SYSTEM, HOMOPHOBIA, HOW HELL WORKS, HOW TO SAVE AFRICAN AMERICANS, HUMAN BEAUTY, HUMAN BEINGS, JIM HOFT, JOURNALISM, JUSTICE, KOCH BROTHERS, LAAL HETHRI, MAINSTREAM MEDIA SHORT ATTENTION SPAN, MENTAL HEALTH IN AMERICA, MURDER, NAACP, NEOCON1, OBAMACARE, POLICE BRUTALITY, POLITICS, PRESIDENT OBAMA, RACE AND POLITICS IN AMERICA, SARAH PALIN, SOLUTIONS TO AMERICA'S PROBLEMS, THE MATING HABITS OF CONSERVATIVES, TRIBALISM on 27/08/2015 by Cavalor Epthith, Esquire, D.S.V.J

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At some future point in the history of the United States of America, citizens will look back on the 21st Century and wonder, deeply, how the nation survived. I am simply a humble demon journalist; I make no claim of being an oracle. Scholars in that far future time I suspect will be less blinded by partisan political ideology, race and gender and will run a true rule over what took place in the first fifteen years of the century in which you currently live.

Having said that, and not as mere preface, I can say with certainty that there is only the most superficial differences in the hate crimes perpetrated this summer in South Carolina and the most recent one in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Dylan Roof was angry and mentally ill; Bryce Williams was also angry and mentally ill. Dylan Roof slaughtered people in a place where such violence was never expected; Bryce Williams did the same and used the technology of the day to document his slaughter.

There are times in history when events make it possible for the Truth to become something that is determined simply by perspective. A true metaphysician would understand that this is fallacy, but when people are bound, tribally, by how they feel they are perceived by those that are different from them, the “other” who has alien ways and whose appearance is markedly different, the possibilities of what is “true” become infinite. Nothing is more True than that above statement as it relates to the United States of America today.

To simply point out the obvious is not enough. As Editor-in-Chief of this newspaper in its digital form for one day short of ten years now I have striven to impress upon those who work here that simply reporting the news is not enough. Journalism, like life, should be more than the a quotidian rehashing of what happened and to whom. What is documented for history must lead to some hope, must show a forward looking vision of courage in the face of many obstacles– it must inspire people to do more than sit in their living rooms, go to their jobs and mate. The written words of my staff here in Hell were meant to inspire to anger, to joy– to do something to make the lives of those outside your family, your community your tribe, –better.

And so I come back to Dylan Roof and Bryce Williams and their murder. I was asked last night over dinner by a friend who I thought was the more evil of the two. Without hesitation and being a member of the Hellac Bar I said, “Williams,” without missing a beat. My friend, who is a Human Being, implored that this could not be the case. Roof, he explained killed nine while Williams killed only two. I replied, after sipping at my glass of warm spicy broth, “Williams committed suicide and did not allow himself to judged by man. Therefore his crime against his own Soul makes him more selfish than Roof.” I could see that my friend of many decades was growing angry so I calmed him in the only rational way I know how. “John,” I said, “I am speaking from my own prejudicial point of view here in the Afterlife as a demon. I cannot know what the life of human is like or what emotions pour through their nerves or pound in their hearts. About these things I can only observe and surmise. From what I have observed the damage done by Roof and Williams have touched many Souls and done great harm. Here in Hell they will be dealt with according to our laws. This is all I know.”

In closing, I feel I need to share a second conversation that I had after a planning meeting to celebrate our tenth anniversary of this blog which commences tomorrow. Our Majordomo, Pain and I met in my office in the early evening and talked about the events of the day, the waning season and the years all of us have been engaged at this attempt to shed some light on what the Afterlife offers for those who slip the bonds of your dimension to join ours. Midway through the conversation, as the topic turned to race relations in America, Pain intoned, “African-Americans who have not had the full benefit of consumer capitalism must make a choice between what they perceive as culture and Moral Success. By Moral Success, We, Ourselves, of The Collective, mean the ascension to a state where a person has by their actions, daily, must be respected. This is a person who excels at their work no matter what field that work is in. This is a person who is compassionate to those who needs help. This is a person who respects the law. This is a person who seeks this same level of success in the First Life for all those she or he knows. This is a person who respects people and their property. This is a person who craves knowledge above all and loves themselves. African-Americans can continue on the road they are on and the playing field in the American economy and society will never be leveled. Or, they can strive to become a Moral Success by ceasing to deal drugs, having a disdain for their Creator-given intellect and believing they are the victim descendants of horrors that were perpetrated against their enslaved ancestors. The chains of one physical type of slavery were broken in the 1860s, the social slavery of Jim Crown was broken by the 1970s; and now in the 2010s, African-Americans must break the last chain that binds them–that of a culture that makes incarceration more important than matriculation, felonies more important than fatherhood and ignorance of the wider world in the name of tribalism more important than the rabid pursuit of intellectual stimulation. They must do these things in the poorest neighborhoods where they live because– black lives do matter.”

Over the next few days, this newspaper will be publishing articles celebrating the diversity of our staff, highlights of the major stories we have covered in the last ten Terran standard years and, hopefully, making you think.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

Cavalor Epþiþ, Esquire, O.B.R.E., CS, O.D.A.J.[1er], O.Q.H.[Journ.], D.S.V.J., J.F.
Editor-in-Chief
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A DAY OF VICTORY AND JUSTICE IN AMERICA

Posted in 2016 ELECTIONS, CONSERVATIVE ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM, CONSERVATIVE BIGOTRY, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE HEADS EXPLODING, CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY, CONSERVATIVE IGNORANCE, CONSERVATIVE INCITEMENT TO VIOLENCE, CONSERVATIVE LIES, CONSERVATIVE NEWS, CONSERVATIVE VIOLENCE, JUSTICE, RACE AND POLITICS IN AMERICA on 12/07/2015 by sarahbloch

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The fact that this is the Fox News report makes this extra specially sweet!

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

Sarah Bloch, D.S.V.J., J.F., O.Q.H [Jur.]
Amici Bax Demvolu Comnu
Politics & Culture Wars Managing Editor
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69 Hov’ish 3 AS

SOMEONE ASKED ME HOW I FELT AFTER TWO DAYS OF HISTORIC SUPREME COURT RULINGS IN THE UNITED STATES

Posted in AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT, CONSERVATIVE HEADS EXPLODING, EQUALITY, FREEDOM, JUSTICE, LGBTQ RIGHTS, LIBERTY, PROGRESSIVES ON THE MARCH, SAME SEX MARRIAGE, SCOTUS on 26/06/2015 by Diane Valencen, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H [Journ.], ArF J., M.F.

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This short video is the only way I can describe my happiness!

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Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

Diane Valencen, D.S.V.J., CS, O.Q.H [Journ.], ArF J., M.F.
Editorial Page Editor
The Dis Brimstone Daily Pitchfork
53 Hov’ish 3 AS

TWO FERGUSON, MISSOURI OFFICIALS RESIGN, ONE FIRED AFTER CONNECTION TO RACIST EMAILS

Posted in CIVIL RIGHTS, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, FERGUSON, FERGUSON POLICE DEPARTMENT, FREEDOM, JUSTICE, THE MEDITATORS on 06/03/2015 by Majordomo Pain

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NBC News reports today that two officials under investigation for using city email to send racist commentaries have resigned. Another employee was fired late Wednesday in the wake of the release of the Department of Justice report on racism within the police department and the courts. The report found both systemic and widespread discrimination against African-Americans which included:

Ferguson’s approach to law enforcement both reflects and reinforces racial bias,
including stereotyping. The harms of Ferguson’s police and court practices are borne
disproportionately by African Americans, and there is evidence that this is due in part to
intentional discrimination on the basis of race.
Ferguson’s law enforcement practices overwhelmingly impact African Americans. Data
collected by the Ferguson Police Department from 2012 to 2014 shows that African Americans
account for 85% of vehicle stops, 90% of citations, and 93% of arrests made by FPD officers,
despite comprising only 67% of Ferguson’s population. African Americans are more than twice
as likely as white drivers to be searched during vehicle stops even after controlling for non-race
based variables such as the reason the vehicle stop was initiated, but are found in possession of
contraband 26% less often than white drivers, suggesting officers are impermissibly considering
race as a factor when determining whether to search. African Americans are more likely to be
cited and arrested following a stop regardless of why the stop was initiated and are more likely to
receive multiple citations during a single incident. From 2012 to 2014, FPD issued four or more
citations to African Americans on 73 occasions, but issued four or more citations to non-African
Americans only twice. FPD appears to bring certain offenses almost exclusively against African
Americans. For example, from 2011 to 2013, African Americans accounted for 95% of Manner
of Walking in Roadway charges, and 94% of all Failure to Comply charges. Notably, with 5
respect to speeding charges brought by FPD, the evidence shows not only that African
Americans are represented at disproportionately high rates overall, but also that the disparate
impact of FPD’s enforcement practices on African Americans is 48% larger when citations are
issued not on the basis of radar or laser, but by some other method, such as the officer’s own
visual assessment.

These disparities are also present in FPD’s use of force. Nearly 90% of documented
force used by FPD officers was used against African Americans. In every canine bite incident
for which racial information is available, the person bitten was African American.
Municipal court practices likewise cause disproportionate harm to African Americans.
African Americans are 68% less likely than others to have their cases dismissed by the court, and
are more likely to have their cases last longer and result in more required court encounters.
African Americans are at least 50% more likely to have their cases lead to an arrest warrant, and
accounted for 92% of cases in which an arrest warrant was issued by the Ferguson Municipal
Court in 2013. Available data show that, of those actually arrested by FPD only because of an
outstanding municipal warrant, 96% are African American.
Our investigation indicates that this disproportionate burden on African Americans
cannot be explained by any difference in the rate at which people of different races violate the
law. Rather, our investigation has revealed that these disparities occur, at least in part, because
of unlawful bias against and stereotypes about African Americans. We have found substantial
evidence of racial bias among police and court staff in Ferguson. For example, we discovered
emails circulated by police supervisors and court staff that stereotype racial minorities as
criminals, including one email that joked about an abortion by an African-American woman
being a means of crime control.
City officials have frequently asserted that the harsh and disparate results of Ferguson’s
law enforcement system do not indicate problems with police or court practices, but instead
reflect a pervasive lack of “personal responsibility” among “certain segments” of the community.
Our investigation has found that the practices about which area residents have complained are in
fact unconstitutional and unduly harsh. But the City’s personal-responsibility refrain is telling:
it reflects many of the same racial stereotypes found in the emails between police and court
supervisors. This evidence of bias and stereotyping, together with evidence that Ferguson has
long recognized but failed to correct the consistent racial disparities caused by its police and
court practices, demonstrates that the discriminatory effects of Ferguson’s conduct are driven at
least in part by discriminatory intent in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

Pain
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先生 立石 上様
Fifth Sea Lord of Hell
Comptroller of the Currency
Chair, Hellac Consumer Products Safety Commission
Oracle of Elections
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Order of the Obsidian Heart [Fluid Dyn.]
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Lady High Justice of the Court of Acts & Merits
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Keeper of the Keys of all the Gates of Hell
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THE METTE RAPE CASE: “A CORRUPT GOVERNMENT EXISTS IN THE AMERICAN STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA”

Posted in JUSTICE with tags , , , on 23/02/2015 by Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H. [Journ.]

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I was in the offices early here this morning arriving a little before six o’clock. Sitting in my office waiting for me when I got there were three officers and the Director of Counter-Theocracy of the Laal Hethri, Thaantu Beobrai. “You have a problem,” he said. I sat down at my desk lit a Gitanes and reached into the bottom drawer for my pint of Woodford Reserve and replied, “What have I done now?”

“This isn’t about some transgression you have done this is about what you and most of the media on Terra have failed to do. And you will fix it starting this instant,” Beobrai snarled. He produced a folder from somewhere and threw it on my desk. i opened it and it revealed a case that vaguely recalled from 2007.

“We covered this case eight years ago. Ted Klaudt’s in jail stories got a lot of hits Justice was served what’s this got to do with anything now?”

The taller female Laal Hethri officer, a member of the Special Branch of Urine Dowsers, spoke up, “You scanned the document, you did not read it. This is a different case. Do your fucking job.”

“Alright, relax.” I took the time to real the names. She was right this was a different case the timelines sort of overlapped and it did take place in South Dakota. This case of abuse was far greater in scope and had some twists and turns in it that made a knot build in my stomach. Halfway through the documents I looked up at Beobrai and asked, “How do I fix this?”

Thaantu stood up and fluttered his wings briefly, “An injustice has been done, a horrible injustice. I hear you have printing presses and computers here, yes? Use them to level the playing field. Those girls were muted by the government of South Dakota and it’s officers; I want you to unmute them. Be their voice as this newspaper has been the voice of the silenced on Terra many times before. But be warned the people who are at the heart of this case will not simply go quietly. There will be much collateral damage once the truth comes out, however, I have the utmost confidence in you Schwartz. You’ve never let us down in the past.”

And with that the cops were gone and I called a meeting of my research staff. By seven, I was reading Cavalor in on all the details I had learned about Richard Mette, Gwendolyn Mette, Kim Dorsett, and South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley. We discussed the potential routes we could take in reporting on this story with a keen eye on having to have the facts before we proceed and then laying those facts out for the Living. “This isn’t a political gotcha story,” Cavalor said leaning back in his chair. “What appears to be a gross cover up here is likely for personal not political reasons. The parties involved here were concerned about careers and profits not people or policy.”

I asked The Boss, “So who should write this article?”

Cavalor leaned forward thinking, “It is a crime story and it does have a political angle but in the end it’s a story about people who have lost their childhoods, their innocence, at the hands of not only two odious Souls, but also the state organs that are supposed to protect them. It is your story Fred. Go and write it.”

So here I sit fifty one minutes later with my head and desk filled with facts about to tell you a story that is both horrifying and in the end hopeful.

The state of South Dakota has had its share of problems in regard to how the Department of Social Services [DSS] operates over the past twenty years. To say that SD DSS was aggressive in protecting their bureaucratic fiefdom within the state government would be an understatement. Several whistleblowers have come forward over the past two decades and most often they became victims of DSS. In one case, an American Civil Liberties Union attorney named Robert Doody after hearing the NPR segment on Native American children in foster care began seeking clients to sue the state for their abuse of power and other charges. Doody’s own child was taken from him by DSS for his trouble.

The Mette case revolves around the abuse of girls placed in the care of Richard and Gwendolyn in the late 1999. Twice members from DSS went to the Mette home to check on the welfare of the children and nothing was done. The girls were abused horribly over a period of several years. The details are outlined by Lee Stranahan, who used to be a writer for Breitbart.com, below:

For years, 6’9” 310 pound Richard Mette raped & tortured his adopted Lakota Indian daughters at the home he shared with his wife Wendy Mette in the town of Aberdeen, South Dakota.
After Richard Mette was arrested in 2010 authorities learned he assaulted Katrina Mette nearly whenever they were alone from the time she was eight years old, sometimes forcing her to play a game he called “Beating or Blow Job.” The police found a huge collection of pornography including titles like “Family Lust” in Richard & Wendy’s bedroom. In the open, public area of the house they found a large set of “Sex Dice” with the pictures of of body parts on one die and words like kiss, suck or caress on the other.
Richard Mette would be charged with 23 counts of rape of child under ten years old and related charges. Wendy Mette would also be arrested and charged with 11 counts of abuse or cruelty to a minor.
The abuse could have been stopped earlier. The South Dakota Department of Social Services investigated the Mettes twice before the 2010 arrests; once in 2001 and another time in 2007, when Richard was sexually assaulting his daughter constantly. In both investigations, the police and DSS found evidence of inappropriate touching and physical abuse but left the children in the home and allowed the Mettes to continue in the foster parent program with a warning to stop spanking the children.
After the 2001 case, the Mettes were allowed the adopt the foster daughters that Richard would go on to assault.
In the 2007 case, State’s Attorney Kim Dorsett failed to file any charges, despite the fact that the Mette daughters told police that Wendy Mette had been told that Richard Mette was assaulting them.
After the 2010 arrest, the rape and abuse cases against the Mettes were spearheaded by a young Assistant State’s Attorney named Brandon Taliaferro and a children’s advocate named Shirley Schwab. Both Taliaferro and Schwab clashed with the DSS, who were trying to reunite with girls with Wendy.
But a few months into the case, a stunning turnaround happened.
After a June 1st, 2011 hearing where it was announced that a lawsuit against the DSS on behalf of the Mette Girls was in the works, Taliaferro was removed from the Mette case. In September 2011, under a direct order from South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley, Brandon Taliaferro was fired from his position as an Assistant State’s Attorney.
Schwab contented to work on the case. On October 31st, 2011 she filed a court report that included evidence that State’s Attorney Dorsett had a lucrative side contract with the Department of Social Service that prohibited her or her private law firm from doing anything “in opposition to the interests of the state of South Dakota or any of its departments.”
That motion exposing the conflict of interest by Kim Dorsett happened to come just days after NPR ran a three part story by journalist Laura Sullivan called Lost Children, Shattered Families that put a national spotlight on South Dakota.

So that’s the story in a nutshell. Brought to Light will be having a press conference in about an hour in Washington, DC. Across the street from this press conference on the Mette case and the cover up South Dakota AG Marty Jackley will be presiding over the National Associations of Attorneys General as its President-Elect. I wonder if any of the well heeled men and women in this conference will even care that this man and others worked so diligently to keep a child abuser out of prison and reduce the amount of time another would serve after intimidating witnesses, victims and those charged with protecting the girls?

Pax Terra!

Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., CS, O.Q.H [Journ.]
Managing Editor—Research
The Dis Brimstone-Daily Pitchfork
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THE REVOLUTION IS BEING TELEVISED OR, WHY I SUPPORT ANONYMOUS

Posted in AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM, JOURNALISM, JUSTICE on 09/12/2014 by Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H. [Journ.]

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Since August Americans have watched and the MSM has supplied images that run the gamut from brutal violence and stupidity in the form of property damage to compassion in the form of a police officer hugging a child protesting police violence against people of color. I have watched and commented here on the death of Michael Brown and the death of Eric Garner. Both, if you have any human compassion, are vile tragedies. Society in America is changing right before the eyes not just of white conservative Americans of middle class privilege but all Americans. People want safety and for the most part America is one of the safest countries on Terra. What it isn’t is a nation where Justice is dispensed as it should be with a blind eye to class and color.

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Now I understand that peaceful protests do not drive ratings for any news network. Reporters on the ground in the midst of tear gas and burning police vehicles do. Right now I am watching CNN where a man who stabbed a worshipper at a New York City synagogue was taken down by police officers. The video came with a warning that it would be hard to watch; I don;t find it so disturbing in the great scheme of things. America, a nation in transition is consuming far worse on the Internet daily. As time goes on the MSM will have to deliver more and more graphic news to its audiences.

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In Hindsight

I believe the free flow of information and the tools to bring light into darkness are important whether you are a journalist or a consumer of news. Being better informed is better than being a parrot no matter your political ideology. At the end of the day the work that Anonymous has done in the Ferguson case is far more important than journalists having water poured on their eyes so advertisers will dump more cash on commercials for things you likely don’t need. The revolution is being televised by corporations but the real revolution will be won by the people, marching, for Truth and Justice.

Pax Terra!

Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., CS, O.Q.H [Journ.]
Managing Editor—Research
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