Sunday, September 20, 2020

The Mysterious Suicide Of Dr. James Kauffman D.O.

By Ralph Cipriano
for BigTrial.net
 
On Jan. 26, 2018, the chaplain at the Hudson County Jail called the third wife of Dr. James Kauffman, to let her know that her husband had just committed suicide.

Kauffman, originally arrested on a gun charge, was being held without bail at the Hudson County Jail in Kearny, N.J. for the alleged murder of his second wife, April Kauffman, a crime that the government alleged was a contract hit.

The doctor, officials said, had been found face-down in his cell after carrying out what the Press of Atlantic City described as a "carefully planned" suicide by hanging himself with a twisted bed sheet.

But not everybody was buying it.

Andrew Glick, the outlaw Pagan biker and drug dealer turned lead prosecution witness, believed that Kauffman had faked his death and was alive somewhere else in the country under the witness protection program.

After Kauffman's body was cremated, Carole Weintraub, Kauffman's third wife, and former high school sweetheart, wound up with an urn, but she wondered whose ashes were in it. The six-page suicide note that Kauffman left behind only added to the mystery.

Friday, September 18, 2020

Philly's New Gun Control Strategy: Gross Mismanagement

By A. Benjamin Mannes
for BigTrial.net

Imagine you’re a victim of domestic violence who is being stalked by your ex. Or maybe you're a single, female realtor showing houses throughout the city. Or you're a small business owner with cash receipts who fears opening and closing her business alone amid the city’s skyrocketing crime rate. 

For most Philadelphians, hiring armed security when most businesses are barely scraping by is unaffordable. At the same time, police manpower is being strangled by the city’s rising crime rate, daily protests and new policies that prevent officers from performing their traditional proactive, preventative policing strategies. These factors all but guarantee an unfortunate circumstance where police will not be there for many at-risk citizens when they need them most.

Therefore, Philadelphians regardless of race, gender or political affiliation are exercising their Second Amendment rights to legally purchase and carry a firearm. An increase in legal gun purchases and carry permit applications amid the civil unrest being allowed by locally elected leaders, comes as no surprise. However, sources confirmed that, citing COVID-19 as an excuse, the Philadelphia Police gun permit unit is preventing qualified citizens from obtaining their gun permits by scheduling their appointments to submit their paperwork out over a year in advance.

Recently, Mayor Kenney, District Attorney Krasner and Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw have all cited the need for local gun control as a way to pass the buck for a lack of proven strategies to combat the city’s skyrocketing homicide rate. However; the fact that Outlaw’s department is imposing year-long delays in scheduling simple permitting interviews has caused legal professionals to question whether or not the Kenney administration is starving the police gun permit unit resources as a way to run a backdoor gun control campaign in Philadelphia.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Kenney Cracks Down On Eagles Tailgaters; Ignores Parkway Anarchists Illegally Blocking 22nd Street

By Ralph Cipriano
for BigTrial.net

Residents of Philadelphia, in case you haven't noticed, your mayor, Jim Kenney, has one set of increasingly onerous rules for law-abiding citizens, especially if they're in South Philadelphia. 

And Kenney has another set of rules for the so-called "peaceful protesters" who are illegally occupying the formerly scenic Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

In anticipation of the Eagles' home opener, Killjoy Kenney has announced that the city is banning tailgating parties at and around the Linc. To accomplish that goal, Kenney will close a half-dozen streets around the stadium, where fans are barred from attending the game against the Rams, from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

But up on the formerly scenic Parkway, for the past four months, Kenney has allowed an army of left-wing anarchists to illegally occupy public property, including the Van Colln Field, the grounds of the Rodin Museum, and the Azalea Garden adjacent to the Art Museum with an illegal and unsanitary Tent City. 

And now, in the latest outrage, Kenney has allowed the increasingly emboldened Tent City anarchists to illegally block 22nd Street by erecting two homemade barricades of wooden pallets to clog the four-lane thoroughfare, a bus route, to all traffic. To add insult to injury, one of the blockades prominently features a sign that accurately labels Kenney as a coward.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Larry Krasner's 'Diverse' ADA Doesn't Like White People

By Ralph Cipriano 
for BigTrial.net

She's an assistant district attorney in Philadelphia who doesn't like white people. 

She goes on Twitter to advise members of Black Lives Matter on how to keep themselves out of jail by not posting videos of their illegal activities online.

She thinks the legal profession is racist, the criminal justice system is racist, the bar exam is racist, elite law schools are racist, the Republican and Democratic parties are racist, and the U.S. Constitution is racist. 

She's Assistant District Attorney Isabella Aguilar, a native of Chicago, and a graduate of the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. She's been a Philly ADA since August 2019, when she was personally recruited by District Attorney Larry Krasner. On her Twitter account, Aguilar says that she's "currently in Philly trying to reform our system," and she's "unapologetically Latina."

She's also unapologetically candid on Twitter about how much she can't stand white people. 
 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Federal Judge Strikes Down Gov.'s Lockdown As Unconstitutional

By Ralph Cipriano
for BigTrial.net

In Pittsburgh yesterday, U.S. District Court Judge William Stickman struck down Nanny State Gov. Tom Wolf's seven-month-old lockdown as blatantly unconstitutional. 

For the past seven months, the overreaching governor and his faithful sidekick, Health Secretary Rachel Levine, have been pressing their knees on the collective windpipes of citizens in the Commonwealth. 

Until a federal judge yesterday took 66 pages to explain to Wolf and Levine that because of their "well-intentioned efforts" to save the citizens from a virus, many of the citizens could no longer breathe. And that some of the businesses that the citizens formerly owned had expired.

In his opinion, Judge Stickman said that although he believed Wolf and Levine had "good intentions," "good intentions are not alone enough to uphold governmental action against a constitutional challenge."

"Indeed, the greatest threats to our system of constitutional liberties may arise when the ends are laudable, and the intent is good --- especially in a time of emergency," the judge wrote.

"In an emergency, even a vigilant public may let down its guard over its constitutional liberties, only to find that liberties, once relinquished, are hard to recoup and that restrictions -- while expedient in the face of an emergency situation -- may persist long after immediate danger has passed."

In conclusion, the judge wrote that "even in an emergency, the authority of government is not unfettered." And that "the liberties protected by the Constitution are not fair-weather freedoms -- in place when times are good, but able to be cast aside in times of trouble."

Monday, September 14, 2020

Entire Philly P.D. Tied Up With Tomorrow's Visit From President Trump; Except P.C. Outlaw, Who's Hanging With Indicted Councilman

By Ralph Cipriano
for BigTrial.net

When President Trump comes to town tomorrow, all kinds of protests are expected. So in anticipation of chaos in the streets, all days off for all Philly cops have been canceled, and every cop tomorrow, whether they're working days or nights, will be pulling a 12-hour shift.

One top cop, however, won't be hanging with the president, or the cops who'll be guarding the president.

That would be Danielle Outlaw, the police commissioner of Philadelphia. Instead of attending Trump's Town Hall forum at the Constitution Center, which begins at 5 p.m., Outlaw is scheduled to hang with a local guy who's currently under federal indictment for alleged political corruption.

That would be City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, who, in spite of his indictment, is holding a Town Hall meeting on Gun Violence at 7 p.m. tomorrow night, an event to be broadcast live by WDAS FM and Power 99 FM. 

The members of the "distinguished panel" that plans to discuss "what needs to be done to end the gun violence plaguing Philadelphia" include Outlaw and District Attorney Larry Krasner. That's the same Larry Krasner who, according to the U.S. Attorney in Philadelphia, as well as Big Trial, is the one public official most responsible for the escalating gun violence on the streets.

U.S. Attorney Re-Arrests Two-Time Killer Freed By D.A.

By Ralph Cipriano
for BigTrial.net

The cops pulled over a guy for running a stop sign. When they ran his record, they discovered he had previously shot two men to death. And when the cops conducted a search of the driver's car, they found drugs and a gun.

John Allen Kane, a two-time convicted murderer caught with drugs and a gun, was charged with a half dozen crimes. But when it came time to prosecute the case, the district attorney's office under Progressive Larry Krasner was worried about double jeopardy. Why? Because  Kane had been previously cited in Municipal Court for the same traffic stop, and hit with a $25 traffic ticket.

I kid you not. So on May 20, 2019, the D.A.'s office under Progressive Larry Krasner made a motion to drop the charges. And Kane, a two-time convicted killer caught with drugs and a gun, walked out of court a free man. 

It was a travesty of justice previously chronicled on Dec. 7, 2019, by Big Trial, as just another part of Krasner's ongoing favors-for-fellons program. But today, U.S. Attorney William McSwain called a press conference to announce that Kane had been re-arrested by the feds and charged under a one-count indictment with illegally possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. If convicted, Kane, a twice-convicted murderer, faces a maximum prison term of 10 years.

In announcing the re-arrest of Kane, McSwain used this morning's press conference to blast District Attorney Krasner. The U.S. Attorney announced that Krasner's "radical experiment had failed," and that Krasner's office was directly responsible for "the carnage on the streets."

Amen.

Friday, September 11, 2020

Vince Fumo Challenges Former Protege Kenney To A Street Fight

By Ralph Cipriano
for BigTrial.net

Former state Senator Vince Fumo is so pissed at his  onetime protege, Mayor Jim Kenney, that he's publicly challenged Kenney to a back-alley fight.

"You are the dumbest and biggest pussy in the city," Fumo wrote Kenney on Facebook. "You set a deadline for the scum that has taken over our streets and made a mockery of our city and its laws. And then what do you do, what any pussy would do. You back off again. Get that shit off of that street NOW!"

Fumo was raging about Kenney's complete incompetence in dealing with the various Tent City camps that for the past four months have been a blight on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Since June, Kenney has set three supposedly final deadlines for the camps to be cleared, and then three times, Kenney has caved, and done nothing. 

"Not only do they live in my neighborhood, but they make a mockery of the real homeless people that Sister Mary [Scullion] and others help every day," Fumo wrote about the anarchists and professional provocateurs posing as peaceful protesters on the Parkway. "And yes, PLEASE, PLEASE do NOT give those people on the Parkway another deadline. Admit that they made a total fool and asshole out of you," Fumo wrote, and then he urged Kenney to resign in disgrace.

In his Facebook rant, Fumo, who is 77, and has survived cancer and a few heart attacks, challenged Kenney, who is 62, to a street fight, like in Rocky V, when Rocky took on Tommy Gunn.

"Jimbo, I am challenging you to meet me in a back alley of your choosing," Fumo wrote. "Send Ms. [Police Commissioner Danielle] Outlaw to let me know the details. In fact, she can act as your second! She can hold your jacket and bring a First Aid kit to mend your wounds."