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InformedMinds – v – The Judicial Mafia

Posted in Governance, Judicial Corruption, Law with tags , , , , , , , on April 23, 2012 by informedminds

I’m BACK!

I’ve been awfully busy of late though I am looking forward to doing a lot of posting in the latter half of this year.

My first bat is a little court fun I had over a civil matter, the council bureaucrats just don’t like to answer requests for clarification or have their pressumption of legitimacy questioned. The following is an account of the day back in February, round two (proofs) is (apparently) scheduled for the 27th of April.

Supposedly, for an eviction from a West Lothian Council (hereafter the Council) Temp-Tenancy of three years after two wholly and demonstrably unsuitable offers of permanent housing.

Let’s be clear, this is about me not doing as I was told, not settling for something just to tick bureaucrats checkbox and conform to a bit of arbitrary local government corporate policy, not even a by-law… Just “do as you are told, because we say so!” I have done nothing wrong, harmed none, it cannot even be argued that I am preventing anyone from excercising a legal ‘right’…

This is all about non-compliance.

The following is from my notes taken during the event, I have done my best to describe what was in effect two and a half hours of conflicting nerves and boredom with a mere ten minutes of relative  excitement. My notes were written at the time in the first person with a mind to be used in my sworn declaration (for you yanks that is accepted to have the roughly same weight in Scottish Civil law as an Affidavit) that I will be filing with the Clerk before the next hearing. But that is getting ahead of myself.

As you should be, I was in the lion’s den in plenty of time, at the desk I inquired about THE name, quoting the reference number and finding out which court room I was in. The offer of help from the “Advice Shop” I brushed off with simple thanks, but no thanks. So I waited patiently, watching the blissful sleepers drifting in and all unwittingly to be fleeced, the serial hard case offenders swagger past amongst the suits, black-robed vultures and the occasional policy enforcer wielding a deadly clipboard.

Never was it so clear to me that we really are the informed minority.

In the court I picked my perch in the back corner, readied my little A5 notepad, the pen, checked the phone for the last time and waited some more. The festivities, when they began, were only fifteen minutes late as The Man Acting as The Sheriff (hereafter merely referred to as the Sheriff) wandered in to sit on high. For those out with the land known as Scotland the Sheriff is I believe the equivalent of a county court judge.

Twenty one cases were heard before my turn; three people were granted a decree against them (with expenses awarded) and evicted as I watched. Continuations for the rest who begged leave of the COURT for its mercy. To stave off nerves I took notes on the business before the ‘court’. I caught the clerk eyeing me intently more than a few times but I stayed focused.

It should be noted that on numerous occasions I caught the Clerk of the Court watching me throughout the next couple of hours.

The case number was called.

The name game was played very briefly, “are you Mr InformedMinds?” not wanting to make a fuss I just replied “I am known as that.” A number of eyebrows went up, but nothing was said. I had decided not to accept his oath at this time, I know fine well he would not be able ‘hear’ me in this “court”; instead I had opted to get the matter out of summary causes, the route I viewed as being the least contentious. Let’s be clear, this is a Council opposing me, they have deep pockets and a bevy of petty bureaucrats with grudges that I probably should not have embarrassed quite so much in publicly exposing their fictions. I really did piss them off, how dare I, a lowly peon, dare to ask questions they will not or cannot answer.

The Council Representative made a rather presumptuous opening I thought and could be summed up I’d say in the following:

  1. The council claims to have served all notices and summonses properly. [Bull-biscuits!]
  2. That the (alleged) defendants have not engaged in any communication. [Bull-biscuits!]
  3. That there are no arrears or complaints made against us. [Actually they owe me money!]
  4. I apparently have refused two “reasonable” offers of housing. [More Bull-biscuits!]
  5. Thus they desire a decree and expenses for simple repossession. [Cheeky blighters!]

That’s right; their whole attack rests upon ONE (as yet) unsubstantiated claim and process.

I started straight off by moving to remove any controversy, saying that I did not understand the nature and cause of the proceedings as I in fact did not see that I had an argument with the Council. Around me I noticed the sudden change in the court staff, up till now only one case had not been a total turkey shoot for them. I continued, rebutting the absolute bare-faced lie about the lack of engagement.

I asked pointedly. “First off, is the representative of West Lothian Council claiming they were NOT in receipt of a private correspondence between one Caroline Polson, acting in the capacity / Office of Housing Manager and myself, which I will attest to having delivered by hand?” The council representative declined to answer or deny my question though she scribbled furiously on a VERY official and EVER so important looking collection of forms. I did however tell them that I had declined any and all oral communication via telephone. When asked why I merely stated that I was not obliged to do so, instead I had previously demanded that all correspondence was written as I did not trust the Housing Officers to not misinterpret what I said to them. I went on to state that I still, to this day, wanted to talk to the Housing Officers to resolve this fiasco, I just want them to answer my bloody questions and acknowledge my requests for clarification.

I next tackled their assertion about a correct and proper notice / service process being completed. I asked if there was any evidence that I had accepted or was in receipt of these notices or a summons. The Sheriff jumped on that smartly, telling me “that was not required.” I was ready too, countering with, “would not that be an assumption of service and was I obliged to accept that assumption as fact and applicable?” He didn’t want to touch that one for some reason, can’t think why… The Sheriff held up a stack of stapled paper and began speaking about a summons. “What summons?” I asked. “This summons,” he said with gesturing with the stack of paper. “I see no summons,” I replied. His face was priceless and though I was too focused to look about, I knew every eye was on me.

To add insult to injury for the Council I then went on to voice my grave concerns about the alleged service Notice to Quit (supposedly served on the eleventh of July 2011). The nice lassie (acting in the capacity of a Housing Officer) did assert that I would denied a right to appeal a “decision” unless I accepted their envelope purported to contain both a notice and a letter which she claimed gave me a “right” to appeal. As yet, I informed them, I have not seen any evidence of this decision upon which they claim to have had the right to issue a Notice to Quit despite my numerous queries. Yet again there was no comment from the Council representative but for more furious scribbling. I continued, demanding that I see this decision; I had to be certain the Council had taken into account all the factors which had been presented to them, which I outlined to him briefly. I insisted that The Sheriff had an incomplete understanding, as the Council had failed to provide any substantiation to their claims. I was a bit surprised when the Sheriff actually openly admitted he had no knowledge of the Council’s decision made against myself.

I pressed on, demanding to know who was to benefit from these proceedings; I stated I was not a lawyer but that I set great store in my own common sense which told me that this nonsense was a waste of everybody’s time. Nothing would be changed by the Councils attack upon me and my family save but to our detriment, the Council’s liabilities remained the same as our housing requirements and situation would be unchanged. The Council representative again said nothing.

We moved on to address the Council’s primary claim that I had “refused” their “reasonable” offers. “What evidence is there that I refused anything?” I asked the Sheriff, which was met with more static. When asked what my opinion was, I was quite happy to respond (though I did consider staying silent) by repeating what was already in writing to the Council. THEIR legislation states suitable, not reasonable which seemed to me to be a compromise, made suitable by agreement. The offered properties were by their own Allocations policy not “suitable or fit for purpose” based on our family and circumstances, all this I stated had been communicated to and as yet unrebutted by the Council. The Council representative again declined to comment it seems.

The Sheriff made an attempt here to accepting their adversarial system by asking me if that was the defence I would be submitting. “That depends”, I responded, “I have not yet been persuaded that there was a controversy upon which to defend.” He tried a few times more though I fended them off.

Talk about putting a cat amongst the pigeons, eh? This at last spurred the Council representative in to action. She pounced, demanding that the Court require “Mr InformedMinds” enter a written defence (which of course would serve to validate the controversy they wish be adjudicated upon). This was to become quite comical because the Sheriff start to say that someone representing themselves would not normally be required to do so, then he stopped and instead asked me if I would be “willing” to do so.

My sole concession to considering his offer was an “hmmm.” I quickly corrected the Sheriff on his error, informing him that I was not representing anything, that I am presenting myself and liable for any and all of my actions and obligations before I told him no, I would not be willing… Though I would however be entering a Sworn Declaration under penalty of perjury to attest to the facts as I knew them.

That seemed to throw him a bit and he quickly assured me that “would not be necessary“. I responded with, “maybe not, but it was what he was going to get.” Neither the Sheriff nor the Council representative made any further issue of this, instead moving on to “require” me AND my wife to make an appearance for a full hearing for Proofs. I rejected out of hand that my wife be subjected to the strain of these proceedings. I stated that my wife was of delicate sensibilities and as I have her complete trust and authority to act in her stead. I was asked if that could be provided in writing, I declared it could. I pressed on asking was she in any way obliged to be present. The Sheriff then affirmed that she would not.

Finally the Sheriff asked if I would be “willing” to appear on the 27th of April 2012, I agreed that I would, but that it would be under threat and duress. I stood up smartly, turned, never looked back and paused only briefly to collect documentation from a Clerk. The looks though on the sheeple waiting to be fleeced said it all, “what in the hell just happened there?

So… Not perfect by a long shot, but I’m not looking to ‘win’, I just need to stop THEM from winning for a few more months. After all, the burden of proof is theirs, not mine. Watch this space.

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Michael Quinn vs Allied Irish Bank Receivers

Posted in Banking Crimes, Judicial Corruption, Law, TNS Radio with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 22, 2011 by informedminds

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Michael Quinn, a respected business man of 25 years who in 2001 single handed fought off a band of ram raiders, has been fighting off raiders of a different sort, the economic terrorist from the twice PUBLIC bailed out Allied Irish Bank (AIB).

Here is the quality of the man in question:

SHOOTOUT HERO; Store boss Michael opens fire as ram raiders run him down.

Byline: PATSY McARDLE

A FILLING station owner was run over by a getaway car yesterday in a shootout with a gang of ram raiders who smashed their way into his shop

Michael Quinn, a 38-year-old father of four, went down fighting after he tackled the gang single-handed.

The four robbers tried to kill him as he blocked their way, mangling his legs under the wheels as he was dragged along the road. The raiders struck at Cloughvalley Stores on the main Dublin-to-Derry road outside Carrickmacross in Co Monaghan at 4.10am.

The gang lifted a manhole cover on the man highway near the store to cut a telephone cable to the complex which operated the alarm system.

They smashed open the door but triggered an inside buzzer which awakened Mr Quinn who was sleeping in his house next door.

When the alarm went off, he grabbed a legally held gun and ran to the store where he was confronted by the armed raiders.

After an exchange of shots, the gang ran outside to a waiting silver Mitsubishi car which had the number plates removed.

Mr Quinn ran after them and aimed at the driver, forcing him to stop.

But as he was waiting for Gardai to arrive, the car was suddenly started and driven at him.

He was knocked to the ground and suffered a broken leg.

Gardai failed to stop as it sped towards Carrickmacross.

Mr Quinn was treated at the scene for severe leg injuries and later taken to Navan Hospital where he had surgery yesterday afternoon for a compound leg fracture.

He was described last night as “fairly comfortable”.

Locals praised him for his bravery in tackling the gang.

His shocked wife Bridie said: “It was a terrifying experience for us – thank God it didn’t end worse.”

Another resident said: “Michael is the hero of the town. He was very brave to take on these criminals – he could have been killed.

“We hope the Gardai will be successful in apprehending them.”

A Garda spokesman said: “The way in which the gang cut the alarm system indicates they were professionals, possibly operating out of Dublin or some other large centre.

“The hunt for the raiders is continuing.”

Carrickmacross council chairwoman Rosaleen O’Hanlon said: “We all deplore this type of crime. Mr Quinn must be commended for his vigilance and the great courage he displayed.

“These people are ruthless and will stop at nothing to snatch other people’s hard earned cash or property.”

Lets be clear, Michael has not refused to pay anything as you can hear for yourself in his own words as a group of selfless men and woman dig deep to lend whatever aid they may to fend off trespassers and their hired “security” from an American company K Tech Security. The bank maneuvered them with words of encouragement in regards to a potential (positive) solution to a ongoing matter the bank has been remiss in dealing with, into leaving their private property while they attempted to muscle the couple out of their property.

A description of events by: Darrell: of the Ancient Clan O’Deaghadh

Military Lockdown by AIB!
Yesterday, AIB were involved in a Military Style lockdown at a family owned and run shop in Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan.

Carricmacross Siege.
The shop; Clough Vally Stores is owned and run by Michael & Bridget Quinn. It is one of the biggest people employers in the town of Carrickmacross and the greater Monaghan region.

AIB Lied!
AIB on the previous Monday blatantly lied to Michael & Bridget. Bank officials told them that they wished to meet them in Dublin on the basis of working out a plan or deal on which their business would continue to trade and operate. Michael and Bridget were elated. They drove to Dublin …

Surplus to Requirement!
When they got to the meeting, they were told to pack their bags, that they were no longer required, & that the bank were currently meeting with their employees, behind their backs, to tell them that the Bank, AIB and their receivers, Kavanagh Fennell had taken over.

Dirt … Kavanagh Fennel.
We also discovered that the employees were and have been treated like dirt by Kavanagh Fennell receivers. Staff were told that if they didn’t like what was happening, they could pack their bags and go.

Military Occupation.
Kavanagh Fennell on instruction by the AIB, proceeded to lockdown the building using a military style security firm called K-Security. They took out the safe, changed all the locks and proceeded to patrol the supermarket grounds and shopping area, as some shoppers have described them, like “Nazi storm troopers”.

AIB Stole the Money!
Yesterday afternoon Michael, Bridget and three generations of their family decided enough was enough. In began to dawn on them what AIB were doing to them. AIB had stolen their business, without Lawful authority whatsoever  and were now in occupation of their property.

Bare Knuckles.
Michael, Bridget and their family had worked their knuckles bare for the past 5 years, and had given everything to the AIB. The business and the way they ran things was and still is profitable, viable and effectively run.

AIB Corrupt Bankrupts.
Here are a known bankrupt and corrupt bank, that have gone begging to the Government to receive hand-outs, off the backs of the People of Ireland, because they could run a proverbial “piss up in a brewery” … ironic really.

AIB Lied, Conned and Robbed … FACT
They; the AIB have lied and conned, and ROBBED this family, out the doors of their own business, that they have been successfully running for generations. To copper fasten this CON, the AIB instructed, without any Lawful authority or agreement form the Quinns, a receiver and military style security firm, to make sure that the Quinns are physically kept out of their own property, while the AIB can go in and literally, harass the staff, rob the cash & strip and ruin business.

Unlawful Operation.
The AIB’s big plan was in full swing, and was working up until yesterday afternoon. Michael and Bridget decided to go back into their business yesterday, and let the AIB that they were not welcome and to cease and desist their unlawful operation.

Militia of Kavanagh Fennell.
They peacefully walked in, and instructed a locksmith to change the locks on their Property, & were immediately met with some very fierce & belligerent resistance from K-tech, the military style militia of the receivers of Kavanagh Fennell. Despite the fact that Michael repeatedly instructed that the security firm to back down and leave their property immediately, because they were now trespassing, they simple ignored him, and obstructed the locksmith from carrying out his duties.

Gardaí Ignore Criminals in Action.
In order to keep the peace, Michael himself called Carrickmacross Gardai. The Gardai did turn up, instead of proceeding to lawfully keep the peace by arresting & removing the men that were now trespassing, they told the Lawfully appointed locksmith to leave. At which point another man, that was called by the trespassers arrived and proceeded to undo the work of the locksmith. The Gardai ignored this criminal behaviour.

Wash Their Hands.
Michael proceeded, and lawfully arrested the trespassers, and instructed the Gardai to take them into custody. They ignored him and walked away. The Gardai could have ended the matter there and then and everyone could have gone home peacefully.

K-Tech American Style Military Security in Ireland!
Michael was left with few options. The Gardai were NOT acting as Gardai and keeping to, and operating under their sworn oath of office, to keep the peace of Michael & his family, his business and the people and staff members present. They had now stepped into the realm of colluding with and facilitating criminals and their criminal behaviour.
i.e. The AIB Bank, the receivers Kavanagh Fennell & the military security K-tech Security.

500 Townspeople, RTE etc.
More people started to get involved. More locksmiths were called. Another security consultant arrived. A female receiver barricaded herself into an office and refused to leave the property. More Garda arrived. RTE turned up. There were journalists there, amongst a crowd of over 500 local townspeople, that turned up to support Michael & Bridgets lawful actions. Three generations of the family were now trapped in their own property by the unlawful receivers and security firm. The Gardai now took up the role of trying to convince and cajole Michael and Bridget to leave their own property.

Inspector McGadget Arrives.
A friend of Michaels arrived and spoke directly to Inspector Fintan Mc. Tiernan … Fintan had earlier been instructed to take the security men, and receiver woman into custody, that they were under arrest. Fintan ignored these clear instructions.

AIB Allegations Explained.
Michaels friend explained to Inspector Fintan McTiernan the situation about AIB.
He proceeded as follows … AIB were and had made serious allegations about the Quinn family and their business owing the AIB money (a Civil matter).

Verify and Document the Obligation.
Michael had Legally & Lawfully requested that the AIB substantiate any claim, they feel they had, via written documentation and verifiable accounting. That he was “more than happy to pay any financial obligation that was lawfully owed as soon as he received or could properly  inspect original of the three documents listed below”.

1.    Validation of the debt — The Actual Accounting (the Banks accounts).
2.    Verification of the AIB’s claim via a Signed Invoice or Sworn Affidavit.
3.    A Copy of the Lawful Contract binding both parties.

STILL Paying AIB?
Michael did not and has not refused to pay the bank. He did not stop paying the Bank! As far as we know he is STILL paying the Bank. Instead of positively responding to this Family and working things out with them amicably, they, the AIB have just ignored their Legal & Lawful questions and sent in the Storm Troopers, supported by “our” Gardaí.

“Is this what happens when We ask Questions?”

People of Ireland … are WAKING UP.
Last night we got a sign of the pain that the real people of this country are suffering, the internal, external, psychological and emotional turmoil and abuse that we are all being out through. Not just by the AIB, but ALL the Banks, the Corporate Government and the Draconian Judicial system and so called Legal professions. Has it gone so bad, that a bank think that they can waltz in and completely devastate and destroy a man, a woman, our families, a community, a town and now a country, and just get away unscathed?

Bank FRAUD EXPOSED!
Carrickmacross is the final straw. The people in this not so sleepy little town are waking up this morning, to a new awareness. Carickmacross is the turning point for ALL OF US. All the Banks have been operating in one massive FRAUD. People of Ireland, Stop giving them any More of your energy. STOP PAYING DEBT … IT IS AN ILLUSION!

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The Quinns did, they asked questions, demanded answers. These BRAVE PEOPLE have taken back their lives, their business and their community.

Do the same for yourself.
Stand on your freedom & do the right thing.