18 September 2018

KingCast and Mortgage Movies see Seattle Times and Mike Rosenberg Protecting Seattle City Hall by Refusing to Cover the MERS Debacle and Homeless Funding.

Preface: I know The Deal, as I have worked for a major daily (Indy Star) and edited a statewide weekly (Call & Post). Major press swoops in and chokes the Truth out of whatever they don't want to talk about with their grubby hegemonic hands.

To wit, in another life in the 1990's the Columbus Alive was a fantastic alternative paper. They were cutting edge and loved the Civil Rights and First Amendment cases I filed that I almost always won. Even when I technically lost, my clients got what they wanted they just didn't get paid as they should have because of corruption.

Then the major press -- Columbus Dispatch -- bought the Columbus Alive and I never got a call or a story again. It's shitty and that's why I will never again grovel for some bullshit editor who tells me what I can and cannot do. No way. RIP Jerry Doyle, you were the best.

Meanwhile here in present day Seattle, suing MERS is but one way the City could help fund solutions to the mortgage crisis. See this recent post containing the video and lawsuit link as well. But when I asked them for their notes as to why they would not do it, as other Counties have done in Oregon, they stonewalled my public records request as seen in my lawsuit and so I had to sue City Council last week, on 11 September 2018. 

Meanwhile major press -- the Seattle The Seattle Times -- continues to ignore the lawsuit. Read my most recent emails to them by and through one Mike Rosenberg, pictured.
Mike are you going to follow up on this? 
Yesterday at 12:40 PM
Good Afternoon, Sir! 

When I wrote you last week you said you would look at it after I filed. I filed the next day, 11 September. It is now 17 September and I have not heard from you in spite of the facts that: 

1. The lawsuit is timely. 

2. The lawsuit is topical -- particularly in light of your coverage of open government issues and the Lincoln Beauregard lawsuit that is also currently pending on a directly relevant public records issue. 

3. Seattle itself admitted that it has to go "back to the drawing board" on homeless funding and development. 

As you know, I have worked for major daily press as a reporter and edited a statewide weekly prior to law school. I am asking for professional courtesy on this as to you and your editor's intentions as I gave you the first crack at this for print media. 
Thank you. 

And did I neglect to mention that I usually win these lawsuits? 
"The Court finds that the present lawsuit was necessary in order for the plaintiff to obtain the documents.... the Franconia Defendants are responsible for the plaintiff's cost in bringing suit to obtain the records.....the Court reserves judgment on the proportion of an award of costs to be paid by each of the Defendants to the plaintiff until after the Court has conducted its in camera review of the documents to be provided by the Attorney General." 
Lawsuit settled after I filed for Summary Judgment and Mr. Berlo got to build his home, finally. 

Meanwhile he is the subject of one of my TV shows for fighting racism in Boston Fire Department. http://christopher-king.blogspot.com/2018/05/kingcast-presents-lights-camera-action_7.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_g3UrHdj8qA 

Just want you to be fully informed my Fourth Estate Brother, 

15 September 2018

KingCast Motorsports Explains how to Remove 30 Year-Old Pinstripes from your BMW E28 -- 535is.

Removing old pinstripes on replacement doors with Goo Gone, Aluminum wheel cleaner and a razor blade, simple.

Deal is, those doors were off of a donor car.... I scraped my doors so had to switch out my cardinal red door cards for the blue ones on the donor car. The paint of course was of the same exact year so everything matched once I clean and waxed the new doors and removed the striping. Stripes. So 80's/90's.

06 September 2018

KingCast and Mortgage Movies Explain Seattle City Council's Abject Failure on Homelessness vis a vis MERS.

Sooooo.... Jessica Nadelman responded to me today, threatening a Motion to Dismiss because I allegedly only set forth a notice of intent to file a public records request. She says the City now has a portal for filing a PRR. The portal is fine. I'll even use it going forward in conjunction with publicly serving Council. 

But for the City to take the position that one can ONLY file a PRR by and through an electronic portal is completely asinine. But it sure would help prevent people without internet access from filing PRR's wouldn't it.

So her response is.... a Falsity:  I orally told City Council I was filing a request, then I tendered one to them in Chambers, and then I walked another copy upstairs and filed it in with a time-stamp. And I sent out an email to City Hall staffers who have responded to my PRRs before on prior occasion, and these PRR's were tendered in the exact same manner as this one. There is simply nothing more a citizen need do in order to perfect a PRR.

Re: King v. City of Seattle 
13 minutes ago at 2:42 PM 
From Christopher King 
To Nadelman, Jessica" 

Jessica, One of the problems with your response is the fact that I submitted the request in the exact same manner as I have done on prior occasion AND walked a copy upstairs and had it time-stamped in. The City cannot now require some sort of Talismanic incantation in order to respond to my well-tendered request: 

That portal cannot be the only way to file a PRR with the City. 
File your Motion. 

Sent from my iPhone

5 Oct. Update:

Re: The City's frivolous defense to pending PRR litigation. 
1 minute ago at 8:49 AM 
Lastly, If Defendant were operating in Good Faith it would have advised Plaintiff in his July email to them, or at his recent City Council appearance, that he should file at the portal. They did no such thing. So go ahead and file your Motion, Counselor. 

And I will neatly file this email exchange as Appendix A, along with some of my other PRR's filed exactly the same way, along with your client's own stated policy as noted in this exchange. 

And I will move for Sanctions for a frivolous response that is thoroughly inconsistent with public policy and the Defendant's own stated goals to "make the process as easy as possible." 


Back Story: 

City of Seattle Sued for Withholding MERS Lawsuit Information as discussed on 14 September on the Susan Harmon Experience. KKNW 1150am. Direct Link to archives.
Also, Direct Link to Soundcloud version.

All I want are the City's notes on their deliberations relative to why they will or will not sue mortgage industry juggernaut MERS. The City of Seattle has no clue how to help the homeless, initiating then abandoning the so-called "Head Tax." But many of us -- including 12 Counties in Oregon -- have given them a clue: Sue Mortgage Electronic Registration Services. Multnomah County settled for $9M and they are a third of Seattle's size. But alas..... after retaining Marie McDonnell to conduct an audit....

This at the same time that Attorney Lincoln Beauregard sued them for holding an illegal secret meeting before they repealed the Head Tax. See Dori's show on KIRO Radio.

More on Friday as several interested citizens go on air with Susan Harmon.

What happened when a complete stranger came to Seattle and witnessed the debacle firsthand?

He put up a challenge for people to directly take responsibility for what the government has thus far failed to properly address. So we all went out after an Urban League and Freedom Project forum and gave of our own clothing and personal items and had a YWCA director offer medical services.

A month later the richest man in the World, Jeff Bezos came out with $2B to fight homelessness.

Find out more about Darrell Jones and The Challenge here.  Watch the video, below.