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Judicial Standards Commission Complaint --Judge Thomas G. Foster, Jr.

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Johnnie Powel

Greenville, SC

#1 May 23, 2008

First Amendment violated by illegal order of Judge Thomas G. Foster, Jr. in Madison County.

Did this nut not study Constitutional law in law school?--->>>
http://www.springcreeknc.com/order-1.jpg

http://www.springcreeknc.com/order2.jpg

Use your zooming software to read that crazy order. The political blogger, Cindie Harmon, takes on a few political targets in Marshall, NC. ON HER BLOG. Several of them feel insulted and hire an attorney who files a GSNC 50C complaint calling her a cyberstalker. The judge --- can you believe it?--- orders her to quit "cyberstalking" the plaintiffs and threatens her with imprisonment if she continues.

And he did it in a back room of the Marshall, NC courthouse closed to the public. He didn't have the decency to hold the hearing in open court, as the law commands.

This is wild, folks. It means that if you don't like what's blogged about you, you can get Judge Foster to issue an order threatening your adversary with contempt of court and incarceration if she doesn't shut down the blog.

Seriously, this is a troubling violation of Cindie Harmon's civil rights. And watch out. If the judiciary can do it to her, they can do it to you. When your neighbor's ox is being gored, and you do nothing to stop it --- you're next.

The First Amendment is FIRST for a reason.

Harmon was forced to hire counsel at great expense to pursue her appeal before the NC Court of Appeals. She also filed a complaint with the North Carolina Judicial Standards Commission.

She continues to maintain her blog at
springcreeknc.com , with pages about Judge Foster's illegal injunction under the topic
"Kangaroo Court."
Not Political

Wilmington, NC

#2 May 26, 2008
You are foolish if you believe Cindie Harman's speech is aimed only at politicians. She tries to garner favor with the redneck elite in this economically and brain cell deprived town by targeting their personal enemies. Much of what she prints are lies. The folks who want to protect themselves are too poor to hire legal representation and since she's doing nothing criminal, they have to "take it" or "leave town." It is bullying and wrong.
Johnnie Powel

Greenville, SC

#3 May 27, 2008
Not Political wrote:
You are foolish if you believe Cindie Harman's speech is aimed only at politicians. She tries to garner favor with the redneck elite in this economically and brain cell deprived town by targeting their personal enemies. Much of what she prints are lies. The folks who want to protect themselves are too poor to hire legal representation and since she's doing nothing criminal, they have to "take it" or "leave town." It is bullying and wrong.
So then it's OK for a judge to shut down a blogger with an illegal judgement thats an outrage against the First Amendment, then? That's your opinion about it?--- that somebody who says things that hurt your feelings, or bully you, or you disagree with should just be gagged with a court order?
Marilyn Turner Smith

Greenville, SC

#4 May 28, 2008
Johnnie Powel wrote:
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So then it's OK for a judge to shut down a blogger with an illegal judgement thats an outrage against the First Amendment, then? That's your opinion about it?--- that somebody who says things that hurt your feelings, or bully you, or you disagree with should just be gagged with a court order?
Down below is what Cindi said. If them words had been spewed at me I would have been so horified I'd tuck to the bed with a oxtycontin. Here it is. See if it don't send cold chills up and down yore back:

-I F-

If anyone retaliates against anyones children- Let me know-I will report it and follow up at the state level- This is all the more reason to do this.
Why do you think there is so much of a problem at the schools- when it comes to bullying?
Because these children watch their parents. Fine example Linda Ramsey- one of the biggest bullys in this county. She gets it honest...
She learned from her mother and now she is teaching her daughter the ropes.
This is fact and this county knows it. But it is going to stop and if you want change-
WRITE THE LETTERS. Because Lori Hagan Massey and Lee Hoffman are in bed with Wilcox and Frisby and Stewart Coates is stirring the pot.
Shame Stewart can't put this same energy into his own job.
CH

date=05-07-07
Not Political and Proud

Wilmington, NC

#5 May 28, 2008
Johnnie Powel wrote:
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So then it's OK for a judge to shut down a blogger with an illegal judgement thats an outrage against the First Amendment, then? That's your opinion about it?--- that somebody who says things that hurt your feelings, or bully you, or you disagree with should just be gagged with a court order?
We live in a country where the First Amendment should not be used as a shield to harrass and intimidate private citizens. Let's get past that point first, whether or not private citizens should be slandered with no defense except civil court which is unaffordable, and then I'll be happy to discuss whether or not what Foster did to her was wrong.
Johnnie Powel

Greenville, SC

#6 May 28, 2008
Not Political and Proud wrote:
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We live in a country where the First Amendment should not be used as a shield to harrass and intimidate private citizens. Let's get past that point first, whether or not private citizens should be slandered with no defense except civil court which is unaffordable, and then I'll be happy to discuss whether or not what Foster did to her was wrong.
You can sue for free and without a lawyer. I have seen it done. Linda Ramsey did it. What did Cindi say to slander you? I bet you could give her just as good a cussing as she can you.

I have looked at the paper Cindi wrote titled "IF" and don't see anything threatening or harassing against Linda Ramsey or her whelp, who sued for free, by the way-- no filing fees or process fees -- against Cindi Harmon for that 50C protective order.

And I sure don't see how a blogger could run anybody out of Madison County, even if they published the most scangilous abuse in the world. Madison is God's Country.

Hows about it? Would you like to make a little bet, say $300, whether the NC Court of Appeals will throw Judge Foster out on his boo-tocks? Why they'll pare boil him like he's a side of venison.
Not Political

Wilmington, NC

#7 May 28, 2008
Johnnie Powel wrote:
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You can sue for free and without a lawyer. I have seen it done. Linda Ramsey did it. What did Cindi say to slander you? I bet you could give her just as good a cussing as she can you.
I have looked at the paper Cindi wrote titled "IF" and don't see anything threatening or harassing against Linda Ramsey or her whelp, who sued for free, by the way-- no filing fees or process fees -- against Cindi Harmon for that 50C protective order.
And I sure don't see how a blogger could run anybody out of Madison County, even if they published the most scangilous abuse in the world. Madison is God's Country.
Hows about it? Would you like to make a little bet, say $300, whether the NC Court of Appeals will throw Judge Foster out on his boo-tocks? Why they'll pare boil him like he's a side of venison.
I don't know that much about Linda Ramsey's case but from what I read on Cindie Harman's site, she did have an attorney to represent she and her daughter. I assume lawyers don't practice for free and I heard Bob Deutsch's services are very pricey. I agree with you on most of your points actually. I heard Cindie's lawyer was an ACLU attorney and he is representing her pro bono. Thanks for the offer on the bet, but I only gamble in strip poker.
C-Harman

AOL

#8 May 29, 2008
Not Political wrote:
You are foolish if you believe Cindie Harman's speech is aimed only at politicians. She tries to garner favor with the redneck elite in this economically and brain cell deprived town by targeting their personal enemies. Much of what she prints are lies. The folks who want to protect themselves are too poor to hire legal representation and since she's doing nothing criminal, they have to "take it" or "leave town." It is bullying and wrong.
This has to be Michelle Mrozkowski- She was charged with cyber-stalking in Madison county- and when the Red neck elite in this economically deprived town found out what a sorry hypocritical uneducated individual she was..she left town.
She used County computers while working as IT Director and has now relocated in the Wilmington area. She works for the board of Election. Her e-mails with reference to the cyberstalking charge are posted on the springcreeknc.com site under hate mail.
She pled GUILTY ....and I allowed for her to get a deferred prosecution...Turn up the volume on this page and you can also hear L Ramsey's mother's telephone message ...Real class..
The real harrassement was Michelle Mrozkowski's now defunct website ...Madisonspeaks.com. Her and Ramsey attacked under anonymonus postings on this site. They posted numerous attacks about my husband and tried to get him fired at his job.
They even posted a skelton of one my dearest fiends- that was on kidney dialysis -that has since died.
They have bullied the redneck elite in this county, in this manner for years...
They have used these same bulling tactics to control the masses for years here in Madison County.
Not only hiding behind a computer but a corrupt political machine.
I fought back and held them accountable and now all of them are roosting in other venues.
I think this says a lot for our economically brain cell deprived town.
Johnnie Powel

Greenville, SC

#9 May 29, 2008
C-Harman wrote:
<quoted text>
This has to be Michelle Mrozkowski- She was charged with cyber-stalking in Madison county- and when the Red neck elite in this economically deprived town found out what a sorry hypocritical uneducated individual she was..she left town.
She used County computers while working as IT Director and has now relocated in the Wilmington area. She works for the board of Election. Her e-mails with reference to the cyberstalking charge are posted on the springcreeknc.com site under hate mail.
She pled GUILTY ....and I allowed for her to get a deferred prosecution...Turn up the volume on this page and you can also hear L Ramsey's mother's telephone message ...Real class..
The real harrassement was Michelle Mrozkowski's now defunct website ...Madisonspeaks.com. Her and Ramsey attacked under anonymonus postings on this site. They posted numerous attacks about my husband and tried to get him fired at his job.
They even posted a skelton of one my dearest fiends- that was on kidney dialysis -that has since died.
They have bullied the redneck elite in this county, in this manner for years...
They have used these same bulling tactics to control the masses for years here in Madison County.
Not only hiding behind a computer but a corrupt political machine.
I fought back and held them accountable and now all of them are roosting in other venues.
I think this says a lot for our economically brain cell deprived town.
OK, will the real Michelle please stand up and identify yourself. Michelle! Is that you? Anyway, Cindi, I kinda like her since she agrees with our legal argument that Judge Foster kicked the First Amendment in the seat of the pants.

AND, she plays a fascinating species of poker. Is she the lady who opened the Wiggly Bum Naturist Camp in Hot Springs? LOL.

"Roosting in other venues." What a poetic phrase!
Not Political

Wilmington, NC

#10 May 29, 2008
In another news forum, our resident BULLY wrote

"I want to take issue with what has been posted on this forum concerning my web-site. I have filed against Silvertree's sister Linda Ramsey
A former town clerk in Marshall that was indited for 9 counts of embezzlement and forgery.
I have had to file a stalking arrest warrant this is pending hearing-in Madison County. I have also been harrased by Brenda Satterfield- Silvertree's Allen's mother - who is now deceased...It looks like at this time that another member of this illustrious family will soon find themselves in court - this one is a minor but trust me I will follow through. Ms Satterfield has never gotten over the fact that I came out against her with regard to her running for the chairmanship of the Republican party in Polk County. I voiced my objection due to her inappropriate actions with a party member. They agreed and did not vote for her.
She is a liar folks and she hides behind her computer to tell her lies.
If this group her crow group of Gals wants to take me on with the issues concerning Madison County-BRING IT ON-I have yet to see it they can only show their intelligence through their vulgarity and attacks on my family which they hide behind with the greatness of the Internet.
In fact a formal appeal has been filed today against her sister and her brother-in-law- I have hired two attorneys to file civil lawsuits against all of thes players...Come on Brenda show us your real stripes. I am waiting..." SIGNED CINH32.

Guess what? Moderator for Blue Ridge forums shut her down after those words.
Not Political

Wilmington, NC

#11 May 29, 2008
Actually, I really do kind of like her. She did shake things up in that stale county and she made lots of people stand on their toes who were used to getting away with murder. So some people got their feelings hurt. I guess in the end, freedom of speech is more important than egos. I want to call a truce and say THANKS to CH for all she has done. I am sure it hasn't been easy for her and one has to respect that she doesn't back down even if you don't like what she says or how she says it. Everyone deserves their day in court and it should be open and fair. When will we know the outcome of the hearing about Foster?
Johnnie Powel

Greenville, SC

#12 May 30, 2008
Not Political wrote:
Actually, I really do kind of like her. She did shake things up in that stale county and she made lots of people stand on their toes who were used to getting away with murder. So some people got their feelings hurt. I guess in the end, freedom of speech is more important than egos. I want to call a truce and say THANKS to CH for all she has done. I am sure it hasn't been easy for her and one has to respect that she doesn't back down even if you don't like what she says or how she says it. Everyone deserves their day in court and it should be open and fair. When will we know the outcome of the hearing about Foster?
I don't know how much the Court of Appeals is backed up, but it seems a fairly simple decision based on the First Amendment and the right to a public trial.

You must have a good and forgiving heart, so you would be an interesting person to meet, and to play poker with too. Thanks for being so nice.

And, of course, I really admire Cindi for standing up to the big oafs who think they run Madison County and think they can run over everybody because of their political clout.

If NC's Judicial Standards Commission is not a sham for protecting bad judicial behavior, it will discipline Judge Foster for violation of the Canons of Judicial Ethics. If I sat on that board I'd be voting to defrock the judge and send him home for a month without pay.
Not Political

Wilmington, NC

#13 Jun 2, 2008
I'm pretty sure she was sold a story about me from someone who was pretending to be my friend, but was only looking to stir up trouble. I'm sure she has been told some real lies about me. A couple of folks, the redneck elite, are really to blame. She is a smart lady and will wise up about them eventually. I'm sure under different circumstances we would have been great friends. I have let bygones be bygones. It all turned out for the best anyway. I'm excited about her continued progress with her Website and would like to see her do a radio show or a webcast.
C Harman

AOL

#14 Jun 6, 2008
Michelle
Can you tell me who you sold your
Madison Speaks web-site to?
Thanks
Johnnie Powel

Lincolnton, NC

#15 Jun 8, 2008
I feel partially fulfilled. I have exposed a bad judge and held him up to the public eye for ridicule and sanctions.

And I have helped bring two previously alienated bloggers together as friends.

<Sigh of bliss>
C-Harman

AOL

#16 Jun 10, 2008
New updates to the Judge Foster saga.

http://www.bonifide.us/kangaroocourt.html
C Harman

AOL

#17 Jun 20, 2008
I won the appeal
check it out
www.bonifide.com/IWIN.html
Where are you Michelle?
C Harman

AOL

#18 Jun 20, 2008
sorry link is wrong
www.bonifide.us/IWINN.html
Zoie Bonfooey

Asheville, NC

#19 Jun 21, 2008
Judge Thomas G. Foster, Jr. of Greensboro was just reversed in the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Three judges vacated Judge Foster's order, saying the language in Ms. Harman's blog directed at Plaintiff Ramsey did not come close to violating any section of GSNC 50C, which permits judges to gag a "cyberstalker," whatever that might be.

http://www.aoc.state.nc.us/www/public/coa/opi...

That means that defendant Cindie Harman is permanently released from Judge Foster's illegal GSNC 50C order.

As expected the Court ducked the constitutional issues, i. e., whether the statute was unconstitutional, or whether the judge committed a serious constitutional breach by holding a secret trial in a closed courtroom.

The statutory language the plaintiff relied on is unconstitutional on its face.

One last comment: the Court of Appeals ought to proofread and edit its official opinions. I noticed the word "statue" was used to mean "statute."

Yours in fidelity to the law,

Zoie Bonfooey
Megan Ryan

AOL

#20 Jun 21, 2008
Does Foster's wife know about this secretary in Madison County?
Did you know he is not elected and lost in a heated election here in Guilford county.

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