#972 Mar 16, 2014
Regarding Driver's License Appeals. The Secretary of State publishes some stats on driver's license appeals. Of course the latest statistic is really old, from 2004. The statistics are in the following document on their website. Hopefully it gives you more information on whether you should apply or not. It appears and I have been told that the first time you apply are denied. The reason is simply because the SOS wants to show they are tough.
I find it appalling and suspicious that the sos has not published the stats since 2004. I think the sos wants to make it even more difficult for people by not publishing the stats anymore. Please let your state representative know that the sos should update the statistics on the website. Don't bother asking the sos, they don't want to be helpful.
#975 Mar 24, 2014
This guy is Crook and does not believe in Law. he is budy budy with some crooks and enjoys his stupid decisions.
Just prey you don't deal with Thug like this Idiot
#978 Mar 27, 2014
here is a very nice website for checking the previous jams days and what colors were called. If you like the website, please consider donating a buck or two to the webmaster's who devote much time and energy to keeping the site alive.
#979 Mar 31, 2014
MacKenzie: Give up the civil suit.
Corr: He didn't and he paid the price you gave him which was 90 days.
MacKenzie: Give up the civil suit and I can get you something decent ... If they're willing to drop the (resisting and obstructing). Do you really think that you're going to become rich with the (resisting and obstructing) given no injuries?
Corr: That doesn't have anything to do with it. Don't you think it's a little maybe unethical to do that to somebody?
MacKenzie: I don't. I actually don't, I do it all the time here.
"This is an example of a judge putting his own personal agenda into a legal case that involves somebody else's life," said Corr. "You can't do that."
MacKenzie was out of town in Grand Rapids at a judicial conference and was not available to comment in this story. There has been no response from his attorney.
#980 Mar 31, 2014
Words secretly recorded in Mackenzie's chambers. Straight from the horses azz.
#981 Mar 31, 2014
#982 Apr 1, 2014
Probation Officers pretend to be friendly
Because they are in the business making you feel comfortable enough to self-report a probation violation.
If you feel the need to tell someone about your probation violation, tell your lawyer, tell your sponser, tell a priest.
But don't tell your probation officer.
And if the PO says you can or can not do anything, always get it in writing.
#983 Apr 5, 2014
Oh, great. Macs kid - JLZ is back to crash the thread. Let's see what the turd comes up with this time....
Keep posting, loser boy. Send this thread up in number of hits.....
#984 May 8, 2014
The most depressing thing is this judge always runs unopposed during the elections. Google past election results. People don't elect him. He is forcibly shoved down our throats. Voters have no say, even during all of this corruption, to make a change. As of now he is the only one to file for the one open 52-1 district judge seat for 2014 elections. It saddens me when people say we voted him in so deal with it or we can vote him out. All bs.
#985 May 14, 2014
Not cool. Changing counselors. Feel betrayed. Also my fine is half my annual income and its not a felony charge. Homeless tired set up to fail and now betrayed a 4th time. First was boyfriend. Second police lying. Third judge never allowed me a word. Fourth counselor. Now my probation officer did a 180 on me and i actually respected her. Admired her really. Felt i could turn my life around. But its not easy to get there. Or to couseling when buses dont have complete routes. It has to be about money. Honestly im sober. Im trying. But i see im on a wheel i cant get off of. I feel that the courts are the new tax collecters and anyone with the dusesse of alcohol or drug addiction is thier target. Who would have thought that our government would pick at the corpse of people that were injured by thier lack of responibility in our economy. Its a scary world people. Our rights matter and the whole lesson for me was. If i alliw people to treat me poorly i cant love myself. I can tell you i love myself more than they do now. I. Stronger than i thought. And the money issue is hurting me. Its killing me. And judge mckenzie cant even begin to realize that i am a woman who is head of her family and hss 4 grandchildren and 2 adult children who still need my help. He and the lies he believes just because officers wrote it. If u cant afford decent lawyer iver the over whelmed coyrt appointed one. You are automatically guilty. Good luck all.
#986 Jun 12, 2014
MacKenzie's wife is a salaried employee of JAMS.
#987 Jun 28, 2014
Vote. It is time to end this judicial corruption. Mackenzie finally has two people running against him for district judge. Mackenzie has run unopposed since 1988. Vote for Reed or Powers in August 5 primaries for 52-1 district judge. The top two will then battle in final election. Chances are mackenzie won't be beat out by both in primaries but there is always hope. Voters have the final election even if mackenzie makes it through primaries. This is the time to restore honor to our courts. Every poster on here needs to vote! This is the time for your voice to be heard.
#988 Jun 28, 2014
I would like to tell you what my research shows. I think there is some confusion regarding jams and where karen mackenzie gets her salary. It's still corruption in my eyes but people have it slightly wrong about karen mackenzie being an employee of jams. Karen mackenzie is a salary employee of madcp (michigan association of drug court professionals). This association tries to implement there one size fits all bs program to all courts. Jams, smart start, class a training, and others are business benefactors (donate money) of madcp who then pays karen mackenzie her salary who then shares that money with her family and judge husband who then sentences people to pay jams, smart start, class a training and others completing the circle of corruption. Round and round. What is really scary is other business benefactors of madcp are drug companies wanting to push their new drugs for alcohol abuse. One can venture a guess that the next step is the state drugging people. Probably not by force at first but by suggestion through probation and counselors. Some of those drugs have scary side effects listed. Vote and end this George Orwell 1984 nightmare.
#989 Jun 29, 2014
On August 5th, there is a primary election and Judge Brian Mackenzie is up for re-election. Travis Reeds and Mr. Powers are running against Mackenzie. This is the first time is years that someone has had the guts to run against Mackenzie. Imagine if a lawyer loses and then has to have a case in Mackenzie's court. Mr. Powers is the son of Judge Powers at the 52-1 district court.
Recently the Judicial Tenure Committe filed a 58 page complaint against Judge Powers. I don't think Judge Powers has filed a response yet. The committee took a very long and detailed investigation and cites many specific allegations occuring on specific dates. Padding cell phone bill, taking vacation and having the staff indicate he is at a "conference". It is hard to imagine the committee doing anything other than kicking Judge Powers off of the bench. Vote for Powers if you want but realize his dad abused his position at the court.
A debate was held on June 23 for all 3 candidates. Judge Brian Mackenzie who works only a few miles away was unable to attend the debate becuse of "previous committments".
The Women's Vote League very nicely hosted the debate. Check out the other debates they are holding before the August 5th election. The June 23rd debate was taped and is probably viewable from the Women's Voter League website.
Each candidate had to complete a questionaire for the debate. Question 22 asks each candidate if they have ever been sanctioned or reprimanded by any court. Judge Mackenzie said "no". Even in light of the suit by the 6th circuit court allegedly he dismissed domestic violences cases illegally and trying to concel this. The 6th circuit court ultimately has taken control of Judge Mackenzie's domenstic violence cases and Makenzie has to answer, explain, get permission or what every from the 6th circuit court for how he handles D.V. cases.
Vote for you want to on August 5th. But just vote. A large turnover will tell the court that people are watching what they do and that they court will be held accountable for their actions.
#990 Jul 20, 2014
The womens league of voters sponsered a debate for the candidates running for the 52-1 district court judge seat. Here is a link to a video of the debate, from candidate Travis Reeds website.
Question: Why did Judge Brian Mackenzie did not attend the forum?
Answer: Offical answer given was that he had a previous comittment. Actual answer is that he did not want to answer certain questions.
Click on the following link
and then click on the link "52-1 Judicial Candidate forum"
Does anyone know if Judge Brian Mackenzie was in session on Monday, June 23, the day of the debate ?
#991 Jul 20, 2014
The problem is that the court is biased towards sending people to JAMS only even though there are other alcohol and drug testing companies. This bias is undisputable because the probation conditions actually say "Jams Testing" and the courts and probation officers generally only give you the contact locatoins/phone numbers for JAMS. Furthermore, the court and probation officers generally don't tell people that they can use an in home pbt unit from smart start instead of going to JAMS. probation officers will let you use the in home units, but you have to know to ask it.
#992 Jul 20, 2014
It is my understanding that Reed was actually Mackenzie's law clerk.
I am voting for one and only one to hopefully put an end to all of this. I understand that Judge Powers was being investigated BUT his son is his own person and look at the alternative.
#993 Jul 25, 2014
You are correct about Reeds being MacCorruption's law clerk but Reeds has made statements that the current probation system is out of control and he would evaluate a person on a case by case basis. He also said sending people to drug and alcohol testing when their offense was not drug and alcohol related is moronic. Not those exact words though. Powers has also stated something similar but I think Reeds has a better chance of winning than Powers. Rest assured that whoever makes it past the primaries whether it is reeds or powers will get my vote and it will be better than the current status quo of corruption. Ohh the joy if both Reeds and Powers made it and sent Mackenzie home in the primaries. Unlikely though. Spread the word and get people to vote. Use facebook, word of mouth, or anything else that is PROACTIVE.
#994 Jul 25, 2014
yes yes exactly. Get the word out. Talk to people after aa meetings and let them know election is august 5th and to vote. I agree reeds seems to have a better shot. I have meet reeds and listened to him at the debate. Reeds is going to bring that court up to date with new.technology and new ideas. The court had.been doing things.the same way for 15 years.
The novi court does not even have the professionalism to include a link on their website so that people can look up their current district court cases!!
Everyone with a case at novi should go to 52-2 or 52-3 or 52-4 district court website. Go down to the bottom and click on the link "michigan case look up". Type in the numbers requested so they know you are not a progam trying to hack the system. Click on novi court and then click continue. Then enter your name and click continue. Click on your case
THE ENTIRE DETAILS OF YOUR CURRENT CASE WILL DISPLAY.
Name, address , hearings, sentence, fines and fees, their entries showing everytime you called or wrote a letter, when a violation of probation has been filled.
The court has the incredible audaciety to not put the link on their website so people can benefit from the information.
I dont necessarily like the info to be public. Bur the court should not actively hide this information from people.
If you read this and find your information online. Dont bother to tell your probation officer that you know about it. Use it to your advantage. The court didnt bother to tell you.
#995 Aug 5, 2014
Reeds 37.59% 8003 votes.
Mackenzie 36.30% 7727 votes
Powers 26.11% 5559 votes
Got to love reeds beat him even with powers taking some of the anti mackenzie votes. This is a good first step but step 2 is much more important. Step 2 is the actual election in november. I hope all powers supporters realize reeds is better than the curreny status quo of corruption. It will be bliss to see powers and reed supporters unite and send mackenzie home for early retirement with reeds getting 70% of the vote come november. This is best case scenario though. Dont become complacent. Spread the word by mouth and social media AND VOTE IN NOVEMBER. Show mr. Running unopposed since 1988 what the people truly think of him.
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