Frank Sorick joins us in studio this week, and kicks off the discuss with Wilkes-Barre currently under Federal investigation. A brief review of the many investigations that the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Independent Gazette has initiated. Do other nations now have better justice systems than the United States, with less corruption? Our Custody4Cash investigation advances, with a number of interviews conducted during the week. Bruce Levin calls in. Lou exposes a potentially explosive finding about Lackawanna County (PA) Guardian ad Litem Brenda Kobel and her financial interest in the family court system. Lastly, we kick off our IndieGoGo fundraiser.
When was the right to free speech, once protected by the First Amendment, declared illegal? When the courts decided what—where and when—could by spoken of or report on; that is when. When GAG ORDERS issued by courts against the press, litigants, professionals, and non-litigants became a popular form of intimidation; that is when.
So, why was this leaked Custody4Cash video ordered to be removed from YouTube by Lackawanna County Guardian ad Litem Brenda Kobal? Was it because mentioned herein are the Lackawanna Family Court system, Brenda Kobal, Judge Munley, and many others attached to the courts? Or because this is merely one story among so many needing to be told.
The team stresses the importance of free and equal elections, and takes our elected officials to task on passage of Pennsylvania’s SB195, the Voters’ Choice Act. Lou calls out Budweiser on their hypocrisy in supporting the troops fighting for democracy abroad, yet they sponsor the Presidential Debate Commission, a private entity that actively locks out third parties from the debates. Lastly, the Custody4Cash scandal is reviewed in the context of corrupt judges issuing gag orders to cover up their corrupt and criminal behavior, with audio of the late Georgia State Senator Nancy Schaefer (famous for her criticisms of the family court systems and Child Protective Services), in honor of her heroism.
Listen to the March 1, 2014 show.
This is the second in a series of reports by the Independent Gazette chronicling the judicial systems and child custody practices of Lackawanna, Luzerne, and surrounding counties in Pennsylvania. The Gazette, through exclusive interviews, begins to paint a picture of a legal — not justice — system run amok, fueled by greed, kept intact through intimidation, and veiled in secrecy. A complex web has evolved in which the abuse of power is rampant, and lawyers routinely close their eyes to misconduct to avoid being blackballed. The fear of being severed from the “money feeding tube,” as one court insider observed, is a very real dynamic.