10 April 2010

KingCast and Pastor Dickerson say it's More Than a Feeling..... there's no coincidence in two pending Boston Herald Defamation lawsuits.

Joanna Marinova and Tom Scholz have much in common, read the Mass Lawyers Weekly feature in the comments, and my last post about the scumbag rag Boston Herald, whose lawyers camp out in my blogs. Ms. Marinova's Attorney David Rich says it's a coincidence, but this is probably the only thing on which he and I will vehemently disagree. As I noted yesterday in the Poetic Justice birthday post on the Franconia shooting tragedy and failed SB154, there's no such thing as a coincidence :)

To those of us of a certain age who grew up in prep schools across America we will never forget the pioneering boys of Boston, here's to first kisses, 'heavy petting' and Amanda, RIP Brad.

PS: Lynn catch a clue honey. I am your elder and I've been changing law and policy for years.

Think about these issues with the current laws and policies here in Mass:

Tuesday 16 June 2009
5:35 – 5:50p

Norfolk inmate council meeting w/gov Heffernan Ron Bell, James Bender, Don Mohammad, Superintendent Clarke (but not with Darrell....)

Query, where are the governor’s minutes….. creative solutions required… Darrell Jones has all the answers, why no conversation with him yet?

Commissions, you want Commissions.... President Johnson, Wickersersham Commission, Attica 1971, Norfolk report 14 Dec. 1987, Unwillingness of administration to respond to concerns of the inmate’s council…. Same issues seen by Harshbargar Report…… Flynn quit…..

Governor Patrick 3 April 2009: “What I ran for was the importance of putting plans into position to make real change, that’s what I’ve done for all Departments….”

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PPS: This just in..... read the comments because Pastor Dickerson's letter, published in full in the comments and sent to all major media, is quite revealing. You see, Darrell and I chatted about the fact that around here in the Land of the Underground Railroad and Equal Opportunity, us field nigra' folks and our sympathizers get blacklisted for telling or seeking the truth (happened to Ms. Marinova and to Yours Truly) by others who are bought off and move on into the Plantation, get the freshest table scraps they can find. We all know negroes like this, totally spineless jellyfish..... Danke Boss, Yessuh' No-Suh' Massuh'..... I'm powerful sorry it won't happen no' mo' massuh....

Enough Already, you guys are killing me here.


Meanwhile, it often happens that those accused of disfavoring the KingCast/Jones/Marinova/Todd & Weld platform actually support our efforts, come to find out, ahem. That's what Pastor Dickerson's letter is all about, folks. It goes a lil' somethin' like this:
I am writing to follow up on the May 2009 story involving the correct outcome of Rep. Gloria Fox’s investigative visit to MCI Old Colony State Prison. The media released a false story accusing Rep Fox of sneaking into the prison a girlfriend of an inmate.......

Related KingCast Jam: Gang of Four, "Ether." Read the lyrics to see why. H-Block Long Kesh baby. They did it in Ireland, they do it here. I know certain folks involved with Gang of Four, and they are all Good People. Good, good, people. I forgot they did the Marie Antoinette trailer and stuff, watch it here, and then here is the Former NH AG Kelly Ayotte Marie Antoinette brioche post, off with her head I say. Anyway these cats are smart as a whip. And did I forget to mention they throw down? Damn, they throw down.

6 comments:

Christopher King said...

Boston Herald target of another suit filed by Todd & Weld

By Mass. Lawyers Weekly Staff

Published: April 12, 2010

The paper chase

For the second time in less than a month - and the seemingly umpteenth time over the past few years - the law firm of Todd & Weld has served the Boston Herald with an explosive defamation lawsuit.

This time, David H. Rich asserts in a March 31 complaint that the tabloid and Herald scribe Jessica Van Sack falsely reported that Joanna Marinova had been unceremoniously booted from a Bridgewater prison visit after engaging in "sexual acts" with inmate Darrell Jones. The piece was picked up by national media outlets including Fox News and The Associated Press.

Rich - who was part of the Boston legal team that brought home a $2.1 million verdict in 2005 against the Herald on behalf of Superior Court Judge Ernest B. Murphy - claims the newspaper's May 28, 2009, story intended to sensationalize a visit Rep. Gloria Fox had made to the Old Colony prison in Bridgewater to investigate alleged incidents of inmate abuse. In doing so, Rich says, the Herald falsely reported that prison-rights advocate Marinova had been earlier "'bagged' for engaging in 'sexual acts' with [a] killer con," in the prison's visitor room.

"Marinova never engaged in 'sexual acts' with Mr. Jones, nor could she (or would she) have done so in this public space," Rich writes in the complaint.

But in publishing the high-profile story aimed at discrediting Fox, Rich tells Lawyers Weekly, the Herald blatantly ignored readily available facts that would have demonstrated the falsity of its assertions.

All of the alleged acts, Rich says, were reported to have occurred in a guarded room during a November 2008 meeting between Marinova and Jones.

"For the stories to be true, this would have had to have happened in front of dozens of witnesses, on camera and in front of armed guards who were overseeing the visits," he says. "Our position is that this physically could not have happened, and any sort of investigating by the Herald would have shown that."

On top of that, Rich says, he believes the paper had in its possession, months before the story was published, disciplinary reports that proved the events never took place and was aware that prison officials had dismissed the sexual allegations against Jones.

Herald spokeswoman Gwen Gigo confirmed that the newspaper is in receipt of the complaint but declined to comment on the matter.

The suit also names WHDH-TV, which aired a follow-up story that reported Marinova had "been caught having sex with the prisoner in a visitor's area."

Prior to the story being aired, the complaint says, WHDH reporter Byron Barnett went to Marinova's home and told neighbors she "had been caught having sex with inmates."

The station's general manager could not be reached for comment prior to deadline.

The allegations against the Herald and WHDH were lodged in Suffolk Superior Court, which happens to be the same place Todd & Weld partner Howard V. Cooper named the Herald and Inside Track reporters Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa as defendants in a March 10 complaint.

In that case, the firm, which represents Boston band founder Tom Scholz, claims the newspaper defamed him by falsely suggesting that the ex-wife of former lead singer Brad Delp blamed Scholz for her former husband's suicide.

Elizabeth A. Ritvo of Brown Rudnick in Boston, who has defended the newspaper in the past against Todd & Weld, did not return a call seeking comment.

"There is no question that we have had multiple interactions with the Herald over the past several years, only some of which rise to the level of a necessity of a lawsuit," Rich says. "I guess there is some degree of coincidence in the timing of these last two."

Christopher King said...

FROM THE DESK OF
Rev. WILLIAM E. DICKERSON II


I am writing to follow up on the May 2009 story involving the correct outcome of Rep. Gloria Fox’s investigative visit to MCI Old Colony State Prison. The media released a false story accusing Rep Fox of sneaking into the prison a girlfriend of an inmate. The Department of Corrections (DOC) officials checked out the alleged incident but found no reason to further investigate it.

Furthermore it was confirmed that inmate Darrell Jones and visitor, Joanna Marinova did not have any sexual contact. Darrell Jones is a lifer currently serving time at MCI Norfolk State Prison and he is the creator of the successful Behind the Walls Video Production.

Darrell has been involved with antiviolence efforts for years. Unfortunately, his youngest son was murdered in Boston and I funeralized him. I commend Him and other inmates for reaching out to our youth in a positive manner.

This truth needs to be shared to bring proper closure to this story. As a member of the clergy I am concerned that we support our elected officials as they look into issues concerning their constituents, including those whose family members are incarcerated.

All of us should be concerned why Gloria Fox was targeted in such an adverse manner. We should always seek truth and support social justice on all levels even among inmates.

We should be concerned about the plight of prisoners, because they are still apart of our community. I personally have profound sentiments for victims of crime and their families.

I understand the pain on both sides because I had a nephew who was murdered however we must be cognizant to do all things with justice and equity in our view. We ought to commend Rep Fox for her willingness to look into prison issues and promote fairness and justice. I pray for peace and healing on the streets of our nation and behind prison walls. I yet believe with the utmost profundity that some of the answers to curtailing violence among our nation can be found in the voices behind the prison walls.


For truth sake....

Christopher King said...

Gang Of Four Ether lyrics

Trapped in heaven life style (locked in Long Kesh)
New looking out for pleasure (H-block torture)
It's at the end of the rainbow (White noise in)
The happy ever after (a white room)
Dirt behind the daydream
Dirt behind the daydream
The happy ever after
Is at the end of the rainbow
Dig at the root of the problem (Fly the flag on foreign soil)
It breaks your new dreams daily (H-block Long Kesh)
Fathers contradictions (Censor six counties news)
And breaks your new dreams daily (each day more deaths)
Dirt behind the daydream
Dirt behind the daydream
The happy ever after
Is at the end of the rainbow
White noise in a white room
White noise in a white room
White noise in a white room
White noise in a white room
Trapped in heaven life style (locked in Long Kesh)
New looking out for pleasure (H-block torture)
It's at the end of the rainbow (White noise in)
The happy ever after (a white room)
Dirt behind the daydream
Dirt behind the daydream
The happy ever after
Is at the end of the rainbow
Dig at the root of the problem (Fly the flag on foreign soil)
It breaks your new dreams daily (H-block Long Kesh)
Fathers contradictions (Censor six counties news)
And breaks your new dreams daily (each day more deaths)
Dirt behind the daydream
Dirt behind the daydream
The happy ever after
Is at the end of the rainbow
There may be oil
(Now looking out for pleasure)
Under Rockall
(It's at the end of the rainbow)
There may be oil
(The happy ever after)
Under Rockall
(It's corked up with the ether)
There may be oil
(It's corked up with the ether)
Under Rockall
(It's corked up with the ether)
There may be oil

SHE said...

I often wonder what's going on in the room as you write some of these posts... are you laughing out loud, or yelling at the computer? Do you sit in silence?

Christopher King said...

9:12

As with any journalist in the modern era, my activities and the location vary from post to post, as we are no longer locked in to the grind and suffering the constraints manifest at the Daily Bugle, but more like Superman we can move about freely.

In this particular post I was cooking tiger shrimp scampi and listening to an audio recording from Darrell Jones because we're going to break it all down for everyone right here.

And he's got some other folks who are orchestrating with us as well.

I warned the administration they needed to take him seriously, but the administration doesn't seem to quite get it because they STILL haven't spoken with Darrell Jones.

They and everyone else will get it when I start posting them there phone conversations between Darrell and various government officials.

-The KingCaster.

Christopher King said...

PS: The part about the step'n'fetchit spineless jellyfish negroes was especially gratifying to write. Here's why:

If you're offended by it you weren't down with us in the first place, so that helps us separate wheat from chaff.

-C