Wednesday, May 24, 2006

scudder parker v. jim douglas

Vermont Governor Jim Douglas has staffed high Vermont law enforcement with civil rights violators. Most notable is R.J. Elrick, Chief of the Vermont Police Academy, a convicted civil rights violator. Below is my letter to Governor Douglas requesting that he bring in federal law enforcement to clean up the Vermont criminal justice system.

If Douglas were to appoint pick pockets, drunk drivers or low level felons to high criminal justice posts he would not be on such shaky ground. The highest laws in this country have been violated by Douglas law enforcement appointees, the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights are the only laws that separate this country from a police state.

Letter to Governor Douglas (no reply ever received):

Scott Huminski
111-2C Killam Court
Cary, NC 27513

Governor Douglas April 5, 2006
Office of the Governor
109 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05609

RE: Executive Director Elrick, Vermont Police Academy

*** Certified Mail 7005 1820 0002 4430 4817 ***

Dear Governor Douglas,

This letter concerns your appointment of R.J. Elrick (“Elrick”) to the position of Executive Director of the Vermont Police Academy on October 17, 2004.

  • On June 1, 1999 civil rights charges were lodged against Elrick in United States District Court (“USDC”).
  • In spring of 2001 the USDC entered a federal injunction against Elick for violating the civil rights of a Vermont citizen.
  • On October 7, 2004, the United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan found R.J. Elrick to be a civil rights violator. This is the highest federal court under the U.S. Supreme Court and Elrick failed to appeal.
  • On or about October 17, 2004, you appointed Elrick, a known civil rights violator, to arguably the most important law enforcement position in the state.
  • In January 2006 the State paid $200,000 to settle for other defendants
  • At trial at USDC on March 27 & 28, 2006 a federal jury found that Elrick was liable for $50,000 in damages, they found he acted with malice.

    Governor; (1) you rewarded a malicious civil rights violator with a promotion that puts every Vermonter at risk, or (2) you conducted a negligent or nonexistent investigation prior to appointment of a crony, or (3) Elrick failed to disclose his legal troubles and used deceit to gain your appointment.

    Whatever your reasoning was in 2004, your failure to take action to remove Elrick now speaks volumes. Elrick’s last transgression was in the summer of 2002. His conduct constitutes violation of criminal civil rights statutes. See 18 U.S.C. §§ 241,242 (Conspiracy Against Rights, Deprivation of Rights Under Color of Law). The statute of limitation on the 2002 civil rights crime is 5 years. Whatever powers you can invoke at this time, you certainly can request federal law enforcement investigate this matter.

Very Truly Yours,

Scott Huminski
Cc: Interested parties