Abortion Practitioners Have Murder Charges Dropped

March 6, 2012 at 8:52 pm (Abortion, Albany, Democrats, Dennis Vacco, Dr. Mark Binder, Dr. Steven Chase Brigham, Eliot Spitzer, John Meekins, Life, Murder, New York, Nicole Riley, Operation Rescue, Pro Life)

Steven Chase Brigham and Nicole Riley, two abortion practitioners charged with murder, have had their charges dismissed.  This means that babies older than eight months will continue to be murdered under their watch.

Last month, we reported on this chilling case:
The case of Dr. Steven Chase Brigham grows ever more disturbing.  Brigham has a long history of jumping from state to state in an attempt to collect as much cash as possible for the termination of not only viable fetuses, but baby’s that would almost certainly have survived because of their advanced growth and development.  The doctor has faced charges, license revocations, and clinic closures in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Florida, and New York, yet has still maintained his deadly operation simply by packing up and moving.
Mental Recession readers have already been briefed on how the Democratic political machine in Albany, New York, allowed Dr. Brigham to escape relatively unscathed, being charged only with fraud despite evidence that abortions had been performed on fetuses that exceeded 24 weeks.

Now, Brigham has not only escaped prosecution in New York thanks to a well-oiled Democrat machine, but he has also escaped prosecution in Maryland thanks to conflicted expert witnesses.

Via LifeNews:

State Prosecutor Ellis Rollins today dismissed criminal murder charges against abortion practitioners Steven Chase Brigham of New Jersey and Nicola Riley of Utah. Rollins indicated in a press release that conflicting opinions of expert witnesses made it impossible to proceed with the prosecutions.
As LifeNews has reported, Steven Chase Brigham and Nicola Irene Riley have been charged with murder related to the deaths of viable babies at an illegal secret abortion clinic that the pair operated in Elkton, Maryland. Brigham is currently in the custody at the Camden County Jail in New Jersey and Riley now faces charges of murder related to the killing of healthy, viable late-term babies at a secret late-term abortion business the two operated.
Brigham was charged with five counts of First-Degree Murder and Riley with one count of First-Degree Murder after a botched abortion at a clandestine Elkton abortion clinic alerted authorities to their bi-state late-term abortion ring. Police investigators discovered the bodies of 35 late-term babies stored in a freezer inside the clinic. Brigham is not licensed to practice in Maryland, and Riley was apparently on her second day of late-term abortion training when she perforated the woman’s uterus and pulled out her bowel. The patient required emergency surgery to save her life.

To drive home the point, here is what Brigham and Riley were involved in…

Operation Rescue, which has done a fantastic job of tracking the murderous trail left behind by Dr. Brigham, has a copy of the original indictment, which includes 5 counts of first-degree murder, and 5 counts of second-degree murder.

More chillingly, they have obtained logs of the abortions that were performed in Brigham’s Maryland clinic.  They include several abortions performed on fetuses that had developed well over 8 months, including one seen below that had been documented at 36 weeks!

Questions continue to abound regarding Brigham’s case in Albany.  If his Maryland clinic clearly shows that abortions were performed on fetuses well past 24 weeks of development – a violation of New York’s fetal homicide law – is there any question that he was doing the same in Albany? 

Why were witness accounts pertaining to the clinic essentially ignored – including victim statements, an undertaker interview claiming one fetus had developed to 8 months, and a Medical Conduct Board interview in which a nurse claimed that one case involved “a 26- to 28-week pregnancy”?

John Meekins, a former assistant attorney general who worked the case stated he “encountered political pressure against the investigation from the Albany Democratic machine, including a judge who had ties to the Colonie clinic’s landlord.”

Who were the Democrats involved in the suppression of the investigation into Dr. Brigham back in 1996?  Was the case reduced to fraud charges under former Attorney General, Dennis C. Vacco, or former Attorney General, Eliot Spitzer, who took over the case in 1998?  Who were the supervisors that Meekins claims told him to “stick with just the Medicaid fraud”?  And who was the judge that pressured Meekins to drop the investigation?

More importantly, should these political operatives alleged to have hindered the investigation, be held as accessories to murder?

The deaths of 35 fetuses in Maryland, and countless other untold deaths, may have been prevented by the Albany Democrats that Meekins is calling out. 

While we may never know the answers to these questions, the lives lost at the hands of Dr. Brigham certainly deserve an answer.

Instead, Brigham continues to get a pass, and a license to kill again.

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Police Fail to Respond to 911 Call Because They Were ‘Too Busy With Occupy March’

February 23, 2012 at 8:45 am (9/11, Emergency, Murder, Occupy Oakland, Peter Cukor, Police)

Well at least the caller wasn’t hurt … no wait, what?

Occupy Oakland is at it again, and this time they took away police department resources from having the ability to respond to a 911 call about an intruder.  The result – a 67-year-old man was beaten to death in front of his wife.

Via the Daily Mail:

A 67-year-old man who called police about an intruder on his property was beaten to death in front of his wife 13 minutes later because authorities were too busy with Occupy Oakland to respond to the request…

Peter Cukor initially called a non-emergency number, where an officer offered to check on the situation, only to be told they had higher priority issues, namely Occupy. The man then tried going to the local fire station.

The 67-year-old then walked to a nearby fire station for help but no one was there. It was upon his return he was confronted by the intruder.

Shortly after, Mr Cukor’s wife heard him shouting for help and called 911 after seeing the suspect hitting her husband again and again over the head with a ceramic plant pot.

He was later pronounced dead in hospital. He leaves behind his wife and two sons.

Photo:  Daily Mail

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Occupy Albany Announces Second Event Supporting Convicted Cop Killer

February 17, 2012 at 5:29 pm (Cop Killer, Jalil Muntaqim, Murder, Occupy Albany, Occupy Wall Street, Prisoner, Radical, Weather Underground)

For the second time in two weeks, the Occupy Albany movement has announced an event in which they will voice support and heap praise upon a man serving time for murder.  The group somehow manages to completely gloss over their crimes by referring to the men as ‘political prisoners’.  They clearly see some sort of parallel between themselves, their perceived struggle against government, and the political platforms of such men.
Frightening indeed.
If a priest murders somebody, they are a murderer, not a religious prisoner.  If a doctor murders somebody, they are a murderer, not a medicinal prisoner.  And now, Jalil Muntaqim was not convicted for his political beliefs, he was convicted of murder.
Only zealots in the Occupy movement can turn such a heinous individual into some sort of freedom-fighting icon.
Today the announcement was made:

The Radical Caucus of Occupy Albany and the New York State Prisoner Justice Network will be demonstrating in solidarity with political prisoner Jalil Muntaqim, currently sentenced to six months in the SHU (Segregated Housing Unit) at Attica Prison. We will use the People’s Mic for a call and response of our demands to an end of mass incarceration, over-sentencing to the SHU, and specifically to bring attention to Jalil’s case.

Jalil’s case involves an arrest on May 21, 1971, when he and two others were arrested for the killings of two New York City police officers.  In 1974, Muntaqim (also known as Anthony Bottom) was convicted on two counts of first degree murder and received a prison sentence of 25 years to life.  More recently, he also pleaded no contest to conspiracy to commit voluntary manslaughter in connection with the 1971 slaying of a San Francisco police officer.
In a letter to the State Division of Parole in 2002, Mayor Michael Bloomberg urged parole for Muntaqim to be denied.  The New York Times wrote:

Mr. Bloomberg, responding to a request by Diane Piagentini, Officer Piagentini’s widow, wrote, ”Anthony Bottom’s crime is unforgivable, and its consequences will remain forever” with the families of the police officers, ”as well as the men and women of the New York City Police Department.”

”Because he so callously stole these officers’ lives,” the mayor added, ”Bottom should serve the maximum sentence without parole.”

In a book on ‘imprisoned intellectuals’, Muntaqim is described as follows:

While a member of the Black Panther Party, Muntaqim held beliefs which paralleled those of the underground faction, as opposed to the mainstream party, which focused on organizing, communicating with nationwide affiliates and other revolutionary groups to form positive political and social relations. In contrast, the underground party was focused on radical means of obtaining equality. Its members served as experts in military strategy and were “the essential armed wing of the above-ground political apparatus.”

So the ‘radical’ faction of the Occupy Albany movement is holding a demonstration in solidarity with a man focused on ‘radical means of obtaining equality’?  Comforting.
Of course, this isn’t the first time Occupy has expressed solidarity and support for a cop-killing extremist.  They recently announced an event in March called, The Weather Underground Meets Occupy Wall Street.  The event will be held March 3rd, and is co-sponsored by The Sanctuary For Independent Media and the Albany Social Justice Center.  It is described as, “A book event and multi-generational dialog to celebrate U.S. political prisoner David Gilbert’s new memoir, “Love and Struggle.”

Gilbert is currently serving time, like Jalil Muntaqim, in the Auburn Correctional Facility and is described as “an American radical leftist organizer and activist.”  He was imprisoned for his role in the Brinks Robbery of 1981, a botched effort that led to the murder of four people, including a security guard and two police officers.

Justifying the killing of seven lives total by referring to the murders as ‘political prisoners’?

How Occupy of them.

Occupy, this is who your leaders are siding with.  This is who they wish to be associated with.  This is who they are supporting, who they fight for, who they emulate.

Whatever our differences Occupy, it’s time you took your movement back from these radicals.  Before it’s too late.

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Doctor Charged With Murder Previously Had Frozen Fetuses in His Albany Office – Democrats Prevented Investigation

January 5, 2012 at 12:52 pm (Abortion, Albany, Democrats, Dr. Mark Binder, Dr. Steven Chase Brigham, Eliot Spitzer, John Meekins, Life, LifeNews, Murder, Times Union)

Welcome Big Government readers…

Last week, LifeNews reported on a pair of abortion practitioners who were charged with murder across two states:

Operation Rescue has learned that abortionists Steven Chase Brigham and Nicola Irene Riley have been charged with murder related to the deaths of viable babies at an illegal secret abortion clinic that the pair operated in Elkton, Maryland.

Brigham is currently in the custody at the Camden County Jail in New Jersey and Riley was arrested and is currently in the custody of the Salt Lake County Jail in Utah. Both are awaiting extradition to Maryland.

Brigham was charged with five counts of first-degree murder and five counts of second-degree murder. Riley was charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder. The charges are the result of a Grand Jury investigation.

Now we’ve learned that one of those doctors had a long history of late-term abortions, including harboring 17 frozen fetuses in his office.

The Times Union has discovered that:

A New Jersey doctor charged with murder last week for performing several late-term abortions in Maryland had once operated an abortion clinic in Albany County at which state investigators discovered 17 frozen fetuses in 1996.

The discovery was part of a broader investigation by the New York attorney general’s office, which declined to pursue criminal charges related to allegations that late-term abortions, in violation of New York’s fetal homicide law, were being performed at the Colonie clinic then owned by Dr. Steven Chase Brigham.

At the time, investigators said there was evidence that Dr. Mark Binder, who worked for Brigham at the Central Avenue facility, American Women’s Services, had performed abortions on fetuses that exceeded 24 weeks.

The frozen fetuses were discovered in a freezer at Brigham’s Central Avenue clinic, and were later buried in Albany Rural Cemetery.

Charges though, other than Medicaid fraud, were never brought.  John Meekins, a former assistant attorney general who worked the case stated he “encountered political pressure against the investigation from the Albany Democratic machine, including a judge who had ties to the Colonie clinic’s landlord.”

There is no level Democrats won’t stoop to in order to promote their pro-abortion agenda, as this seems to indicate.

Details of the case are bone-chilling:

Meekins said, “In fact, I spoke to an undertaker and he said he picked up the body of a child there that looked to him like it was fully developed. I couldn’t get any confirmation of that,” Meekins said. But a health department report refers to a coroner describing one of the fetuses as appearing in size to be about 7 or 8 months.

Perhaps had Albany Democrats not stepped in to hinder Brigham’s prosecution back in 1996, they could have saved other babies from meeting the same fate, preventing further murders.

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