Here is a quick glimpse of John and Kerry on their wedding night ( I know your thinking dude! Gross I dont want to see John doing the horizontal mumbo.. relax I wouldn't torture any of you like that! It's like a picture collage.
If you pause the video at 24 seconds you will see Hansmeier was there as well:
John's wife Kerry Steele did some work for john and helped John form a new company after the bar complaint was filed against John using that Lincoln Road address in Miami. Rumour has it she was working for John In Chicago.
Hansmeier's wife Padigrin Browne is now the new face of ADA lawsuits in Minnesota, apparently Paul consults in a non legal capacity at this firm ~wink wink~ and as of up to today she was filing ADA cases in her name
They both declared they couldn't pay because they were broke, but Steele had just installed a new deck, pool and some other renos to his Florida home and this was after they were supposed to submit their financials.
Well not openly, but there are posters here who believe that either Steele or Hans may have posted here bitching how mike hates copyright defenders and when their posted get down voted bitched about how they got down voted, and it would fit with some of the temper tantrums Steele has thrown around
If I were in the bit torrent litigation game after hearing what occurred today with The Prenda gang I would be seriously concerned whether the FBI & USDOJ are looking at their litigation because there are a lot of similarities in the litigation strategy with the exception that these plaintiffs exist, but IMHO opinion the evidence is suspect at best.
There are issues that have been raised before with the so called evidence, the German monitoring firm and the so called people who signed some of the affidavits from Darren Griffin who may be like Prenda's version of Alan Cooper and I wont even bring up expert Patrick Paige being booted from the police department disgracefully.
Then there is all those shelf corporation set up and used by the trolls and the fact that the trolls are loathe to have their evidence analyzed and expert give testimony in a jury trial.
I believe we will see more dominoes fall yet, the trolls are loathe to walk away from that sweet sweet easy settlement cash, but as we see with the Prenda gang, it is fraught with danger for those who chase it
Finally the Prenda gang is starting to feel some real pain. Their torrent litigation was using legitimate content producers as plaintiffs to sue people, that was until they discovered how easy money this was to get and then started to loathe having to give those porn producing plaintiffs their cut.
I dont know whether it was Hans or Steele that thought of creating their own offshore companies and using them as plaintiffs to sue for so they could keep all the profits, but the fact that they did so, and then thought to use people like Alan Cooper and Salt March and stooge Mark Lutz as the face of these entities just shows how they thought no one would look closely at the threads that were holding this scheme together.
There were a lot of people in the Anti troll community that made this happen, because they knew this was a scam and they slowly started assembling the facts and putting all that information out there to educate people about what the Prenda gang was up to.
I would have loved to have seen the looks on Hansmeier and Steele's face when the cars came screeching up and men in blue jackets came running up the driveway and for once it wasn't the Dominos guy, but the FBI coming to slap the wrist bracelets on both of them
Both are well deserving of this, I cant wait to see who the witnesses will be that are going to want to save their own asses and cut deals already. Gibbs? Lutz? Who knows, but it should be interesting to see these guys squirm while they are under indictment.
Will the Prenda gang stop with the ADA lawsuits while they are under indictment? I would bet not, they see ADA lawsuits as easy money and as we have all seen, that easy money is way too hard to walk away from
All the hoopla about The Government wanting whistle blowers to come forward and how they will be protected is bullshit. It is all about self preservation than fixing what is wrong.
The Obama administration has gone after more whistle blowers than any other Administration in history, and this after the promises of more open and accountability in the U.S.government.
Everyone just wants to cover their ass and keep wrong doing under wraps and protect their own at all costs even if it means stifling the truth about the misdeed and law breaking the Government and it's agencies and employees do
So Obama wants a report on Russian activity in influencing the US election.
I am going to guess we will never drr a report on the U.S. involvement in trying to influence the election in Egypt, or Iraq, Pakistan, India or in Poland or the many other countries were the U.S has poured millions of dollars to influence regime change from behind the scenes.
So you will have to excuse me at the hypocritical report being ushered because of everyone crying foul over this year election results when the U.S. has been meddling in other countries elections and governments for years
I am sure their are copyright holders that are pushing South Korea towards making this criminal when it is no where near it IMHO.
We are seeing copyright holder and their associations like the MPAA RIAA, BRIEN etc etc trying to get harsher punishment and turn what should be civil cases into criminal ones, and this is repeating itself all over.
Britian is a primary example of taking turning a civil matter now into a criminal one with penalties of up to 10 years for copyright Infringement. You can seriously assault someone causing bodily harm and get off easier
In the US copyright groups have turned the US DOJ and its Law Enforcement agencies into their private prosecution arm to achieve results that they never could via a civil case. The dotcom case and the one kick ass torrents case with the Ukrainian citizen in a polish jail. Copyright groups have taken and twisted copyright infringement and somehow have managed to convince the USDOJ that all these criminal elements to justify charges have arisen out of the copyright act.
Russia to has now gotten into this act as has Australia and these is all do to copyright holder rights groups throwing money all over and basically getting government officials to push the changes they want to the various countries copyright laws to make it all criminal.
Did these rights groups ever think that maybe there business models are causing a large part of the problem when it comes to protectionism and licensing. We have seen DRM that has cause all sorts of issues from locking people out of games that they legally bought to making them malfunction to DRM causing play-ability issues and on and on.
Once again leave it for rights holders and their trade groups to go totally overboard and piss the public off even more
Maybe Marsha and Clinton can go and visit China and see how they sensor what the Chinese Government use their Great Firewall to filter what it deems offensive, ooh and maybe they can pick up some tips on how they stifle free speech as well, and when Marsha and Hillary get back they can see if Obama can roll back some of those pesky right things in the Constitution.
If Marsha and Hillary are so concerned about fake news and all the other shit that goes on in the elections and so concerned about a fair race lets talk about the DNC sabotaging Bernie Sanders campaign and repeatedly lying about the fact when Sanders was complaining about just that, lets talk about all the dirt digging that both Trump and Clinton served up about one another.
Should we bring up all the misleading ads that played out not only in the POTUS race but in congressional and state seat riding's or what about all the supposed coalition groups that pop up every fucking election and are used as fronts to do the dirty work that the candidates don't want the blood on their hands from.
Honestly the hypocritical pandering about fake news isn't the only B.S. being touted here. Elections have always been a dirty cesspool to get into office and to stay there and nothing seems to be off limits when it comes to dirty tactics. Clinton and Trump had their dirty laundry aired as did others before them and other will well after them because it is win at all cost, and it has been that way for decades.
All the money that is raised to get someone into the running, all the money that is raised to support them in the race is way way more than the candidate will ever make in salary, so we all know that these candidates win or lose are going to owe people for supporting them, are going to owe companies for backing them.
The citizens are pawns in the election game candidates will wax on and on about how they want to make things better for the citizens and the government and to make the country better, but do they really? No, it's lip service to get in the door and then the citizens are long forgotten except the occasional pet pork barrel project to pacify the voters and make it look like their elected representative did something for their betterment, all while serving those that backed them and taking as much money as they can thru PAC's and any other way legally possible while bending over backwards to do their backers bidding at the expense of the taxpayer.
Silk road had a ton of badness on it and was more than engaged in illegal activities and that fact isn't in dispute while Ulbricht played a huge part of being the head of it and is no saint, the fact that Law Enforcement personnel connected to it have been charge and found guilty of crimes is more than troubling.
How is that the trial Judge who heard this case doesn't believe that the goverment and the Law Enforcement agencies who worked on the case and gathered the evidence used to prosecute Ulbricht can honestly say that this case wasn't tainted and that the evidence isn't questionable?
This case was and is a fucking mess. You have corrupt Law Enforcement agents who used their knowledge and how this case was being investigated to commit crimes in which they were prosecuted for and more and more details seem to show that the evidence gathered is questionable due to all the misconduct going on while the investigation was ongoing.
I am no way a fan of Ulbricht's what he was doing was more than criminal and is in no way innocent, but the illegal shit that has gone on in his case is by agents connected to the case is more than enough to raise serious questions about the evidence used to prosecute him and Ulbricht deserves to have an appeal heard and let the appellate court have the details of what has transpired with Agents being prosecuted and the unanswered questions as to how the evidence against Ulbricht shouldn't be tossed considering the revelations that have been brought to light the last while.
The whole case is honestly in the toilet and for the courts to let Ulbricht's conviction stand as more and more questionable details and illegal conduct by law enforcement comes is a travesty.
Does Ulbricht deserve to be punished for the illegal activities that he helped foster at Silk Road, yes he does, but not with the evidence and due to the illegal conduct conducted in the course of the investigation by agents involved with the case.
Another court ruling that seems to let the goverment off violating a persons rights under the constitution.
The Judges are there to ensure that Law Enforcement and the Government is following the letter of the law in cases brought before it and the Judges are there to be impartial, however this does not seem to be the case.
More and more it seems the Judges are ignoring violations of the law and a persons rights afforded to them in the constitution and bending over backwards to help Law Enforcement and the Government in keeping the case alive.
This very troubling that serious breach of an accused constitutional rights can be trampled on by the Government and it's law enforcement agencies and the court seems more than willing to overlook it, sorry but that is the court and it's Judges far from being impartial.
The lines between a violation of an accused rights under the constitution seem to be getting obliterated more and more and the courts are to blame for this mess.
More and more the Government, Law Enforcement agencies seem more than willing to break the law to achieve their goals and our rights are being eroded and violated.
How is a person supposed to believe when they are charged and are being brought to court that they will get a fair trial when the court is tilting the tables in the governments favor? The court has gone from being an impartial part of the process to being biased against an accused.
If the courts and it's Judges can not follow the statutes of the law and the laws of the constitution that is afforded to an accused, then the judicial system and peoples faith in it to be treated equally is broken and the right to a fair trial is nothing more than a myth.
Ugh. Another judge ruling in difference of the ruling that the First Circuit Court of Appeals had ruled on in Glik v. Cunniffe 655 F.3d 78 (1st Cir. 2011) that a citizen has the right to video public officials (Police ) in a public place https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glik_v._Cunniffe
Law Enforcement seems to be of the belief that they can stop and arrest you for recording them anytime they want and if your rights are violated in the process and you were not interfering with them while they were doing their thing then that's more than enough justification for them.
Honestly Law Enforcement seems to be okay with recording you even while you dont realize it (dash cams, body cams) and that is the only way it should be. The mere fact that people nowadays are videoing encounters with Law Enforcement is because there is so much abuse of power by police against citizens and trumped up charges, assaults, planting of evidence, false accusations against citizens it is the citizens way of fighting back by videoing encounters.
Abuses by Police are only getting more notice nowadays because of citizens video taping police encounters, you can not trust the police when body cam and dash cam footage of an encounter with someone leads to questions of what occurred because how many times have we heard of the dash cams being turned off or footage being "lost' or body cam not recorded because of a "malfunction" or footage being deleted or lost.
How many times have Law Enforcement personnel flat out lied in their report about what occurred and some one charged with a crime they didn't even commit, and I wont even bring up where people have been shot by police and the police account of what happened doesn't jive with a recording some citizen took.
Law Enforcement protects it's own, and it is always that way unless you can prove otherwise and lets face it a court is going to take a cops version of events over your version of events because the police officer is deemed automatically more credible.
If you have video shot by someone else and it back up your version of events Law Enforcemnt still denies it half the time and loves to use the "the video doesnt tell the whole story" line. Like gag me with a spoon with that shit.
It is time for SCOUTUS to get off their ass and rule on the issue for once and all because the various courts judges and states seem to all be going by a mixed bag of rulings or rulings that are being ignored by Law Enforcement because they can be and courts have rulings that are all over the map and that Law Enforcemnt seems to be making up their own version of the rulings and abusing peoples rights with false charges all to get someone to stop taping them.
The various appellate courts seem to have forgotten what a person's right are under the Constitution and have made a mix of rulings of what Law Enforcement entities can and cant do and even when the courts have been shown that a person rights have been violated have let that violation not effect a case, which has only muddied where the line is drawn between a violation and non violation of a person rights.
Law Enforcement knows full well that Stigrays hoover up way more information than they would be able to get from a pen register application to the court.
The Fact that Law Enforcement agencies are specifically hiding a Stingray's use unless a defense counsel stumbles upon it or suspect's that a Stingray was used just further proves the point that the prosecution and Law Enforcement agencies are withholding evidence that a Defendant and his counsel have a legal right to.
The fact that Prosecutors and Federal law Enforcement agencies and police departments across the U.S. are being specifically told not to reveal a Stingray's use and to put forth that the evidence gathered from a Stingrays use came from "other sources " is intentionally lying to the defense counsel and the court and not providing full disclosure of the evidence and is a violation of the defendants criminal and constitutional rights, not to mention a violation of the rules of ethics governing an officer of the court.
This gives the prosecution and government a serious advantage and unfair one and intentionally hinders the defense at being able to challenge the evidence when such a crucial piece of disclosure is missing.
The fact that the courts are saying "yeah it was a violation but that's okay" Just goes to show you how broken the Justice system is. The courts are here to be impartial and to rule according to the letter of the law that they are sworn to uphold. Since when did peoples constitutional and criminal rights be up for a spin the bottle type of decision making.
The various rulings from the courts and appellate courts across the U.S.has made the use of Stingray such a fucking mess it isn't even funny and the SCOTUS bares some responsibility in this as well for not making a ruling that is clear cut and not this one that seems to be interpretated by Law Enforcement agencies and the goverment however it seems fit.
If the pen registers dont fit the rules governing trap and trace warrants then the US DOJ and the various state AG's need to petition the senate and congress to bring the laws into the 21st century. The Government should not be allowed to mislead defendants and the courts by outright lying and deceiving the court about how it is obtaining evidence that it puts forth