We, the family and friends of innocent police officers and civilians who have been maliciously prosecuted and imprisioned by Jeanine Pirro, believe it is our moral obligation and responsibility to keep her from doing to the justice system and the Courts of New York State what she has done in Westchester County, New York. WE ARE DETERMINED TO STOPIRRO!!!!!!!

Friday, July 28, 2006

Appeals court throws out Westchester sex-sting conviction

(Original publication: July 28, 2006)

The conviction of one of the men apprehended in Westchester's high-profile Internet sex sting has been thrown out after an appellate court found that his conduct was not criminal because his graphic discussions with an investigator he thought was a 14-year-old boy did not include visual images of sexual conduct.
The unanimous ruling by the four judges of the Appellate Division, 2nd Department, in the case of Jeffrey Kozlow determined that words alone — however sexually explicit — do not meet the legal standard to support a conviction for attempted disseminating indecent material to minors.
The District Attorney's Office cannot automatically appeal the ruling but will seek permission to challenge it before the state Court of Appeals, said Lucian Chalfen, a spokesman for District Attorney Janet DiFiore.
Chalfen said he was unsure how many pending cases the ruling could affect or how it might affect the sting operation by the High Technology Crimes Bureau.
Kozlow, a real estate lawyer from Manhattan, was arrested in June 2004. He was the 100th defendant apprehended in the sting, which former District Attorney Jeanine Pirro made a hallmark of her tenure and continues to tout as she runs for state attorney general.
Pirro said yesterday that she was disappointed by the ruling. She said it set a "dangerous precedent for our children." The language Kozlow and others like him used in their Internet communication was as graphic and harmful as any pornography, she said.
Kozlow requested a nonjury trial and was convicted by then-Westchester County Judge Joseph Alessandro. Kozlow was sentenced a year ago yesterday to five years' probation and was classified a Level 1, or low-risk, sex offender. The probationary sentence was put on hold pending his appeal.
At the time, Kozlow acknowledged that what he had done was inappropriate and apologized to his family and friends.
"(It was) something I did, but not who I am," he said.
His lawyer, Nathaniel Marmur, said yesterday that he was "extremely pleased" that the appellate panel found Kozlow had not committed a crime. He said Kozlow had lost his law license as a result of the felony conviction, but that he would seek to get it back as a result of the appellate ruling.
The sting, begun by Pirro's office in 1998, featured investigators from the District Attorney's Office posing as teenage boys or girls in Internet chat rooms. The sting resulted in more than 110 arrests. The suspects were usually taken into custody when they arrived for what they thought would be a sexual liaison. Until this week's ruling, the sting had a 100 percent conviction rate, with all but three of the defendants pleading guilty.
In several cases, the suspects sent pornographic images to their targets. The ruling this week would not have affected such cases. But those who, like Kozlow, did not send any images, will not benefit by the ruling because they waived most of their appellate rights when they pleaded guilty.
One defendant who could benefit is Paul Wicht, a teacher convicted after arranging to meet a former student for a sexual tryst. Wicht, who changed lawyers after a jury found him guilty of attempted disseminating indecent material to a minor, is awaiting sentencing. Neither of the lawyers could be reached for comment yesterday.
Kozlow's appeal and others like it had prompted state legislators to propose changes to the law to make it include written words as well as images. A bill passed the Senate but stalled in the Assembly.
"When a young child is subjected to graphically written solicitations and descriptions of sexual acts while online, such exposure is often more frightening than if the victim were sent an image," said one of the legislators, Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, D-Scarsdale.

Orginally published by the New York Daily News on Friday, July 28, 2006.

Breweries toast her with big bucks


Beer companies are pouring contributions into Jeanine Pirro's campaign for state attorney general, according to her latest campaign filings.The GOP golden girl collected donations from Heineken, Coors, Miller Brewing, Barton Beers in Chicago, High Grade Beverage distributors in New Jersey and the Beer Institute, a Washington-based lobbyist, the Daily News has learned.In the past six months, these beer bigwigs padded her war chest with $9,418, which includes an intimate reception that Heineken hosted for her in Washington in May.Pirro and several of the beer companies credit her crackdown on underage drinking and DWI cases as Westchester district attorney for the donations."We have worked very closely with her on the issue of underage drinking," said Heineken spokesman Dan Tearno.But anti-DWI groups were disappointed she took the dough."If the alcohol industry wanted people to drink responsibly, they'd lose half their income," said Doris Aiken, founder of Remove Intoxicated Drivers of Schenectady.Pirro has no intention of giving the money back, said her spokesman John Gallagher."Last time I checked, prohibition ended," he quipped.The six companies gave $500 to $2,500 to her campaign - and zilch to her Democratic rivals.The beer industry is a top contributor to campaigns, particularly to Republican candidates, political experts said."Big alcohol buys off politicians so they'll look the other way when the industry puts profits above the public's health," said Amon Rappaport, spokesman for the Marin Institute, a national alcohol-industry watchdog.And there are issues in Albany that affect the booze community.Attorney General Eliot Spitzer is running an investigation into the marketing practice of the alcohol industry, specifically wine and liquor companies.There's also a bottle bill brewing in Albany that would allow unclaimed nickel can and bottle deposits to go into the state Environmental Protection Fund instead of staying with bottlers and distributors.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Al Pirro in Trouble?

Al Pirro charged with speedingOriginally Published by The Journal News on Tuesday, July 11, 2006.NEW ROCHELLE — The husband of Jeanine Pirro, the Republican candidate for state attorney general, faces a court date after getting ticketed for speeding 98 miles an hour on I-95.Al Pirro, 59, was northbound behind the wheel of a black 1995 Mercedes Benz when he was stopped by a state trooper about 8:25 p.m. on July 2.Pirro, a lobbyist and business consultant, issued an email statement that said, "I have entered a plea of not guilty and the matter will be adjudicated on the return date."A spokeswoman for Jeanine Pirro declined to comment on her husband's latest brush with the law.

In 2000, Al Pirro's high-flying lifestyle helped send him to federal prison for 11 months after he was convicted of tax fraud for illegally deducting more than $1 million in lavish personal spending as business expenses.

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Friday, July 07, 2006

In addition to the many of the most powerful Law Enforcement Unions, today Andrew Cuomo was endorsed by the largest public-employees union in New York State, the Civil Service Association, which has 265,000 members.

The people of the State of New York are demonstrating they will not support, have no respect nor tolerance for Jeanine Pirro and her evil antics. The protection of Jeanine and her husband's "family" friends, manipulated trials, murder cover-ups, political cover-ups, false imprisionments, illegal custody-kidnapping, and her infamous conviction rate of sexual predators, [that never spent a day in prision] just to name a few.

We the people will not tolerate a fraud and conspiritator as Attorney General of the State of New York. Justice will come to the victims of Jeanine Pirro.