Saturday, September 19, 2009

Oh yes! Adam does a lil' Einhorn connect-a-dot


The man needs an introduction. Of course this site is young and for the most part useless, so it won't come as much help. But Adam Gorightly was my 2007 award winner for Most Likely to Lead My Generation in Writing That I Find Appealing. Ah heck, I'm feeling generous today, so I'm also giving him the 20o8, 2009, 2010, 2011, and the final award in 2012 (this award will be given in November, 2012 due to scheduling conflicts).

Anyway, this is a MUST read - a great connection that ties Ira to Phillip K. Dick! Oh the joy to find this, kinda like finding the perfect sort of research to fit in with all the rest. To this point it's been all haters, the editor of Prelude, and now Dick. It really does not get any better! Here is an excerpt, but I urge readers to check out the rest at Grouchogandhi:
Dick initiated his correspondence with Ira Einhorn due to a letter written by Einhorn that Phil had read in CoEvolution Quarterly in early 1978. The letter, examined the work of Nicola Tesla vis-a-vis the transmission of electric energy through the ether without aid of electrical power lines. During the mid- to late seventies Einhorn had constructed a vast network of contacts with the intent of creating, as he described it, "an international conspiracy to make the planet more livable." Among these contacts was Lt. Col. Thomas Bearden, author of several books including Fer-De-Lance: A Briefing on Soviet Scalar Electromagnetic Weapons, which contends that the Russians — through the use of this hidden technology that Tesla discovered around the turn of the century — had been not only modifying US weather patterns with electromagnetic waves but had also developed a "death ray" they were using in the late seventies/early eighties in Afghanistan.
Interesting stuff for most of the family. The only oddity here comes in the form of this little personal weirdness. I found the link to this bit of Ira history just surfing around the net today. This is excerpted, I then came to learn, from The Beast of Adam Gorightly, a book I purchased from Amazon yesterday! Just couldn't make this shit up!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Some Ira Background Links

All Business


Attempted humor at the Huffpost: Philadelphia Inquirer Hires Ira Einhorn To Write Monthly Column On Corpse Storage
(Warning: Pretty lame, but if you're up for a weak chuckle...)

Long Run Ends For Ira Einhorn, Wanted in U.S. For '77 Killing; Former Counterculture Guru Was Convicted in Absentia - The Washington Post article

A lot of dead links, don't blame me, I warned ya! The Einhorn Affair

The New York Times Ira Einhorn library:
france agrees to extradition of culprit in killing in us
french-sending-fugitive-home-to-us-for-new-trial
national-briefing-mid-atlantic-pennsylvania-killer-returned
national-briefing-mid-atlantic-pennsylvania-fugitive-asks-new-trial
Decision Nears on New Trial For Former Murder Fugitive
new-murder-trial-granted-for-fugitive-extradited-from-france
national-briefing-mid-atlantic-pennsylvania-free-legal-help-for-ex-fugitive

On the notion of mind control


Take at the movie calendar. You have a plethora of stories to select such as Dollhouse, Gamers, Surrogates, and Avatar, which all deal with the direct control of a human/surrogate by another. In most cases, the focus is on the lack of free will by those being controlled or the loss of humanity by those doing the controlling.

Is it simply a case of an idea in the air that writers all jump on or does it represent a current need/fear of our society? Ira was laughed at by Judge Mazzola when Ira brought up his "sci-fi" mumbo jumbo. Well, I still haven't read those exact transcripts in a while, so instead of quote, I'll just say that opinions have changed, even since Ira's trial... especially since Ira's trial, and the notion of mind control is less science fiction than it is a reality. Is there a point?

Go to the movies, and escape reality for a while?

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Constitutionally Sound?

Gelman said he does not believe a second trial is constitutional or that the Pennsylvania legislature had any authority to authorize it.

"I think we have a very sound legal position," Gelman said.

Gelman said he has not been formally retained by Einhorn for a second trial, but has maintained close contact with him.

"I'm not going to meet the plane when it lands. He'll go to a jail, and I'll go to the jail" to talk with Einhorn, Gelman said.

Prior to his re-trial Washington, Einhorn was the focus of attention as a bill was introduced by Rep. Dan Miller (R., Fla.) to try to assure more cooperation from foreign countries that are home to U.S. fugitives. The bill would require the president to submit a list of "uncooperative" countries. It provides for yanking foreign aid to those countries, and would make it a crime for people to aid fugitives fighting extradition. High-ranking officials from "uncooperative" nations could also be denied visas, under Miller's bill.

This bill was passed and subsequently dubbed "The Einhorn Law", which is something I plan to dive in to at some point.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Hippie icon fights murder charge by invoking the stars


There was a good article written by Edward Helmore in New York which ran in The Observer, Sunday 29 September 2002.

In it, George Keegan recalls meeting Einhorn before he jumped bail. 'We were walking down the street together. People who once would come up and hug Ira crossed the street and averted their eyes... He looked at me, sad, and said, "I'm not going to be able to be Ira Einhorn now". And I realised he was a selfish, arrogant bastard.'



Another auspicious aspect of the Guardian link is the open ended information about Ira's relationship with Peter Gabriel. The article sheds light that is not included in many articles out there, and lends credence to the possibility that there is more to the Ira and Peter relationship than what later was portrayed as Ira just being his boasting self. Remember - "possibility", for all we do know, this was little more than Ira name-dropping and exaggerating.

Einhorn's lawyer, Richard Cannon, says Einhorn visited Gabriel at the singer's Wiltshire millhouse on several occasions. 'He [Einhorn] thinks Mr Gabriel's testimony could be very helpful,' he says. (Ironically, Gabriel is scheduled to play in Philadelphia on 18 November - in time, perhaps, for a visit to the court. A spokesman for Gabriel said he had not decided one way or the other.)

Gabiel detached his name effectively enough (he didn't show to the re-trial as expected by most) that doubled as another blow to Ira's already rock-shallow reputation.

Stafford Beer


Stafford Beer is largely responsible for what is known as Systems Theory.

This conversation quoted verbatim from Stafford's letter took place in the summer of 1977 about two months before the murdered woman, Holly Maddux disappeared:

[Stafford Beer]:
"One day I looked up from my desk and saw that someone was approaching down the path. This was most unusual, because hardly anyone knew yet of my whereabouts, which I was keeping virtually secret, and the place is eight miles from the nearest village. I could hardly believe my eyes: it was Ira. But yes - he would have been one of the very few who would know my new address, because I wanted to keep up the flow of packages from Bell."

"Ira and I became locked in a fascinating discussion of very sensitive matters. They concerned monumentally important scientific discoveries, and their possible impact on human life and society. I have not to this day disclosed what Ira told me, and I do not know whether what he told me can be substantiated. I am sure that Ira believed what he said, and I could without difficulty accept that it might be the case (that is, 'no alien life forms'). What followed is indelibly fixed in my mind, and I shall get as near as I can to the ipsissima verba:

"Ira: 'I am making a special visit to you, and to a few other friends who have the knowledge to understand what I have found out, because my situation is dangerous.'

"Stafford: 'I can believe it. Are you worried about your own government or 'the competition?'

"Ira: 'Your call.'

"Stafford: 'Well, are you saying that you think you might be bumped off?'

"Ira : 'The trouble is, that wouldn't do. It would provoke a whole lot of investigation, and the truth might get out. No, I think that I have to be in some way discredited.'

"Stafford: 'Aren't you in some way discredited already? Plenty of people think you are a nut case. And plenty think you are immoral - a bad influence. That lot got Socrates after all.'

"Ira: 'And the ideas survived. Just my point. No, it has to be a lot stronger to count.'

"Stafford: 'Any Ideas?'

"Ira: 'None. I don't know what I need to protect myself against.'

"I can swear to this testimony. That's exactly what happened. It made me apprehensive for my friend."

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Einhorn: Facts for Openers


It is important for readers to get both sides of the story. I really believe this and I really believe anyone suspected of wrongdoing must get a chance to be heard, and listened to in a fair manner.

Perhaps the people are afraid to have their collective consciousness affected by hearing Ira's words, which in this post, are now 10 years old. These facts must be addressed in order for closure in this case, and without this closure, there will always be an asterisk on this case. It would be great if some fair discussion can happen before Ira croaks.

Facts for Openers
The below article is forwarded from Ira Einhorn in France as his response to the failure of the American media to deal with any of the basic facts concerning the murder of Holly Maddux, and his evidentiary refutation of claims that he is responsible for this murder as is portrayed in numerous recent sensationalized media and "TV docudrama" accounts.

To further his search for objective and qualified reporters to document "his side of the story", interested journalists may email to General Agency Services gear2000@lightspeed.net for their communications to be relayed to Mr. Einhorn by email.


FACTS FOR OPENERS

The most important aspect of any murder investigation are the forensics: the scientific reports connected to the physical evidence in the case.

If the forensics do not agree with the prosecutor's theory of the case, the case is almost certainly a loser for the prosecution.

The Assistant DA assigned to my case sent the physical evidence to the FBI instead of using the local expert whose job it was to handle such matters.

The FBI turned in extensive reports that refuted every contention about the case that the DA made.

These reports were withheld from us for a long period of time - though they were due to us by law.


STRIKE ONE

Then the evidence was sent to the prestigious scientific lab, National Medical Services of Willow Grove, PA, that did the work on the O.J. Simpson case, with the same result and the same delay in reporting to us.


Strike TWO

Then in desperation the evidence was turned over to the man whose competence was certainly questioned by being skipped over twice.

He turned up some protein by using a test that he invented and that would have been deeply challenged.

So not strike three, BUT this is not a baseball game, but a murder investigation in which there is normally one report, not the kind of shopping around described above.

When the negative results were finally given to us and announced, the city's major magazine replied with an article that had blood on every page.

There is no blood in the case. A badly smashed skull which should spray blood everywhere, as my jubilant lawyer explained to me, produced no blood anywhere in the apartment. There was no blood in the body.

The conclusion of my lawyer was that Holly Maddux was not killed in my apartment. It was the off the record conclusion of one of the FBI men who did some of the forensic work. No wonder they went for a second opinion. It was also the conclusion of Kit Green who at that time was Director of the Life Science's Division of the CIA who is an expert in this area of knowledge and who looked into the case.

The media went bat shit when I was arrested, came to the conclusion that I was guilty and then resolutely refused to deal with any evidence that contradicted their original assertions and conclusions, BUT did deal with the shopping habits of my wife at Friday market in Champagne - Mouton, so that the people of Philadelphia could read about my dinner the same day that I was eating it.

What the prosecutor, Barbara Christie did however was a lot worse. She had a report in her possession that placed Holly Maddux in a bank and identified by three witnesses, six months after her supposed death at my hands. To keep this discovery from us, she shortened the pages of a larger report that was given to us, enabling her to avoid the pagination in the report and pull the incriminating pages out of the report. My lawyer smelled a rat and we eventually got the pages, BUT only after having to file a motion on the matter.

This was news. Not a word about it in the press, so then and there I got the drift of things, lost all respect for the law as it was being practiced in Philadelphia and began to think about another life which became a reality when a third factor emerged that decided the issue. A factor I can't talk about as it involves a very paranoid person.

Barbara Christie built a career on such fraudulent practice which is now coming back to haunt her, as this recent e-mail note from a lawyer friend indicates:

"Just yesterday and publicized today because yesterday was a holiday - Veteran's Day - came the PA Supreme Court decision (in Com. v. Raymond Martorano and Albert Daidone Nos. 0002 and No. 0003 E.D. Appeal Docket 1998) both of whom were convicted of the murder of union leader John McCollough (Roofer's) in 1984. The prosecutor was Barbara Christie and she carried out a pattern of prosecutorial misconduct which resulted in the first degree convictions being reversed and now, the PA Supreme Court has held that her conduct was so egregious and so calculated to deny a fair trial that double jeopardy under the state constitution bars a retrial. While the decision was 4-3 it is still a real blow to the DA's office and to Christie. Because of her conduct - and her conduct alone - two mobsters cannot even be tried. "

The behavior of the major American media has been totally consistent in following a party line which has presented me as a demon whose past life has been almost totally erased. An erasure in keeping with Joel Rosen's summation to the jury in my IN ABSENTIA trial as "a bum who xeroxed things" and members of the Philadelphia Earth Week Committee who signed a petition declaring that my participation in Earth Day was limited to 15 minutes in the face of all the evidence of my having organized, structured and been the Master of Ceremonies for the massive outdoor event which drew 250,000 people to Fairmount Park, lasted 7 hours, put ecology on the map and helped create the EPA.

IN ABSENTIA trials are rare in Pennsylvania and an IN ABSENTIA trial for murder is beneath contempt. It was a stupid thing for the DA to do and has never been adequately explained as Joel Rosen's statements about the matter have been totally contradictory, and diametrically opposed depending upon the circumstances.

The attitude of righteous imperialism evidenced in the American media response to France's maintenance of both their own laws and the European Declaration on Human rights should be very instructive to those fighting unpopular battles.

The Einhorn Law, initiated in the Pennsylvania legislature soon after France refused to extradite me, is a law of convenience written for one person and obviously unconstitutional to any one with any knowledge of American law. This fact has been studiously avoided by all media articles, portraying the French in an insulting manner and once again avoiding the real issues at stake.

No court can allow itself to be treated in such a manner, as my decision is final and trials can't be legislated, BUT are the province of the court to grant: a basic principle of the American system of government known as the separation of powers. The DA of Philadelphia is lying when she says she can guarantee a new trial and she knows it as she let slip during an appearance on national TV and is indicated in this quote from one of the eight supporting briefs filed in the matter:

"Frankly, I am appalled, but not surprised, by the District Attorney's "guarantee" which refers to the statute granting a new trial but makes no reference whatsoever to controlling decisions of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court unequivocally holding that any such statute is invalid. Furthermore, I am surprised and disappointed by the State Department's blind endorsement of this deliberately misleading document."

The DA's recent AP quote in reference to the December Esquire article on me: "Ira Einhorn is a convicted murderer, and no one should give credence to anything he says", is indicative of both the state of play re: me and many other important issues - suppression of first amendment rights, when they present inconvenient facts.

Her behavior is in keeping with the general trend in the country: to avoid any legal impediments when the forces of righteousness are involved as this quote from Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-Manhattan) indicates:

"This bill is an embarrassment to the House," Nadler said. "If we declare something a war, some people think that we can suspend the Constitution in order to fight that war. We did that to our regret with communism in the 1950s. We may have done that with terrorism. And now we are being asked to do that with the war on drugs."

DISCLAIMER: I am innocent of the charges lodged against me, BUT the above is not about guilt or innocence, it is about how I have been treated in a supposedly free press and the failure to deal with issues in article after article that lays shame on American journalism . A shame that so called Social Justice writer Russ Baker must also bear, for his ludicrous attempt, in his article on me in the December Esquire, to assign cause to some remarks on CIA involvement that were never offered as explanations, since I never offered Russ any explanations, as that was not the stated reason for his article. A frustration that ended in his lying about his failure to get any statements on the matter from me. I still await an honest journalist who will treat the matters outlined above in an adequate way.

Ira Einhorn
Champagne-Mouton, France
November 27, 1999

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Will Joel S Rosen Ever Explain Why He Left the PA DA's Office in Shame?

Probably not, because it was a shameful booting by Lynn Abraham.

Most anywhere you look for information on Ira's prosecuting lawyer it'll say the same thing. It looks something like this:

Biography: Joel S. Rosen is a partner with the firm of Cohen, Placitella & Roth. He came to the firm in 2004 after twenty years as a trial attorney in the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office where he was the Chief of the Major Trials Division and a prosecutor in the Homicide Unit for many years. Mr. Rosen is a top trial attorney who has tried more than fifty jury trials and countless non-jury trials. He concentrates his practice on product liability litigation with a focus on automobile crashworthiness and other catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases. Mr. Rosen represents firefighters, police officers and their families in claims from catastrophic injuries suffered while on the job. Mr. Rosen also represents individuals, governmental entities and companies seeking to recover for economic loss or property damage sustained as a result of wrongful conduct of others. Mr. Rosen has had many multimillion dollar recoveries on behalf of clients in product liability claims and negligence claims. He was the prosecutor in the Ira Einhorn murder case while in the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office.

Basically, his bio is a bunch of useless b.s. that does nothing to separate him from any other ambulance chasing, worthless two-bit lawyer followed by a disclaimer that he prosecuted the mighty Ira Einhorn.

For some odd reason, it is very difficult to find the details of why he was replaced by Lynn Abraham over at the PA DA's office. Lynn dropped his ass. But why?

One thing is certain, he didn't just leave. He was tossed and Mr. Rosen has never - to our knowledge - publicly discussed the circumstances explaining why he was dropped by Lynn.


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Irv Homer, longtime talk-show host died last month


From 1975 till 2000, Philadelphia's daily pulse - politics, food, sports - thumped on WWDB-FM, and Irv Homer reigned as the marquee player on a team of talkers every bit as quirky as the city they discussed.

The former bartender from Wissinoming, who died Wednesday night of an apparent heart attack, was the station's curmudgeon, so quick with a contrarian view that he picked up the sobriquet "Evil Irv."

One of the all-out entertainers of our time. Sadly, his shows were nearly impossible to listen to if you didn't live where his shows were picked up.

I wonder just how Lynn douchebag Abraham would have reacted had she known Ira was a frequent guest, and even if she knew, I wonder why, of all people she would give props to someone who let Ira be heard. Well, that probably isn't here nor there, but nothing will change the fact that Lynn is a rotten liar and abuser of the constitution.

Ira's Best Plea

“And what has happened in this case – and I challenge defense counsel or anybody else to cite any case ever – and I really do mean that – ever in the State of Pennsylvania – possibly the whole country – that has so personalized and so sensationalized not just the case but a defendant.” -- Prosecutor Joel Rosen, Notes Of Testimony.

1. I was arrested in late March of 1979 for the murder of Holly Maddux whose bloodless body was discovered in a trunk in a closet on the back porch of my small apartment.

2. The original prosecutor, Barbara Christie, blew down a report, due to us under normal discovery procedures, so that she could remove the page numbers. This allowed her to disappear certain pages containing exculpatory (Brady) material.

The report, done by two ex-FBI agents, hired by the family of the deceased, formed the basis of my arrest.

A. She removed five sightings of the deceased that took place up to nine months after the prosecution has insisted, for 27 years, that the murder took place.

Two of the sightings made by police detectives who knew me well and were assigned to my neighborhood, for an extensive period of time during the first MOVE disturbance, were withheld from us until 2002, thus were not available during my in absentia trial.

B. She removed a statement by these two FBI agents that began: “If we are going to pin this on Einhorn…”

C. Other material, that for reasons unknown, I have never seen.

3. It required five court hearings to get some of the material mentioned in 1.(A) and (B), but the DA’s office continued to withhold two of the sightings until 2002.

4. The DA’s office did not use the normal procedure for the forensics whose results form the basis for any conviction. First, they sent all the material to the FBI Laboratory; when they came up empty: no blood, no human protein and fingerprints that were neither mine nor that of the deceased, they did not bother to ask to be identified, they sat on the results.

It took a court order to get the results.

5. The same procedure was tried again with Toxicon Associates, the same laboratory that later did the O.J. case. They came up with the same results.

6. So in a quandary, they turned to the local man that they had by-passed twice. He invented a new test: never repeated by anyone, never published and never peer reviewed.

He got a possible positive for protein: this new untested procedure is a violation of the Frye/Daubert standard which governs the admissibility of evidence allowed in court. It never should have been allowed in the court room.

Dr. Tumosa, the man who did the original testing for Toxicon Laboratory, made that clear during the trial: You can’t use an untested procedure when a man’s life is at stake.

But Judge Mazzola wanted a conviction, not justice.

N.B.: The untested fingerprints were conveniently lost, as were the bloodless clothes that the deceased was wearing.

As the 2002 trial made clear, blood would have sprayed everywhere.

NO BLOOD was found in the body, in the fluids inside or outside the trunk or anyplace else in the alleged murder scene.

7. After my first lawyer, now U.S. Senator, Arlen Spector and I parted company, a young lawyer, Norris Gelman, took over the case. He made it clear that I was not about to get a fair trial.

“They are changing the rules as they go along!”

8. Thus I went underground in January of 1981.

9. In the mid 80s, 67 volumes of my diaries, supposedly taken as evidence after my arrest, were turned over illegally to a journalist; he used them to write a totally sensational, damning book about the case. 13 TV specials, innumerable other media tales and a two part TV mini-series – now available on video all over the world – were to follow. All based on material plagiarized from my journals, as for almost twenty years, I spoke to no journalists.

10. The bias in the book was made clear by Stafford Beer and others who were horrified by what the author did with their interviews.

11. In 1993, an unprecedented in absentia murder trial was held. My lawyer was coerced into defending me. I was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment.

12. By early 1997 my decision was final.

13. In June of 1997, I was discovered in France.

14. In early December of 1997, the French refused to extradite me as a retrial was impossible.

15. In response, under the auspices of the Philadelphia DA’s office, the Pennsylvania legislature passed the Einhorn Law. All jurists who have written about the law, in any serious manner, have declared it unconstitutional as it violates a basic American political/constitutional principle: The separation of powers. (For those readers who have some legal training, 24 Suffolk Transnat’l L. Rev 353 is an extensive discussion of the issue.) A number of legal experts filed affidavits with the French court explaining the above.

The court granted the 2nd extradition request and allowed me to remain free. The politicians, however, initially refused to execute the request as I had enormous political support across the entire spectrum of French political life and they knew that the law was a ploy.

Prime Minister Jospin just let the order molder on his desk.

He gave way only when President Clinton called.

16. The media commotion that Joel Rosen mentioned felt unprecedented as the battle raged. It certainly continued during and after my return to the United States in July of 2001. There were 565 local newspaper articles.

17. On September 28, 2001, I was compared to Osama Bin Laden in a local paper, complete with a picture. A tomato throwing contest sponsored by local media was presided over by the Commissioner Of Police.

Under these circumstances a fair trial in Philadelphia was not possible.

18. Handing evidence, taken with a search warrant, over to a journalist for his own use is unprecedented in the case law I and a number of others have examined. It is such egregious prosecutorial misconduct that it would produce a mistrial or dismissal in an honest court, but Judge Mazzola did not even allow it to be discussed during the pre trial motion about it. He was blatantly protecting the prosecution, as he did throughout the trial. He acted as a second prosecutor throughout the trial.

Some examples follow:

A. He did not permit my wife to testify at the trial. Her absence totally unbalanced the court room.

B. He allowed 15 year old defamatory evidence to be presented. Material that took up the majority of the cross examination of my testimony.

C. While I was testifying about prosecutorial misconduct, he interrupted me to question me about how I had been treated during the trial. A question that was totally out of context and only posed as an attempt to confuse the jury.

D. While I was testifying, the assistant DA held up a 4” by 12” bag which had ‘Bullshit Bag’ inscribed on it. My lawyer insisted she be questioned about the matter (obvious grounds for a mistrial or a dismissal). Judge Mazzola refused.

E. At the end of the trial he insulted me on the basis of a word I had used while testifying. He insisted it didn’t exist in his dictionary. An international society bearing such a name has existed since at least 1975. At the time of the trial google.com produced 4,000 hits with 3 articles about me in the top 20.

F. In violation of Pennsylvania rules of court, he reseated the jury in the box after the trial was concluded and allowed TV into the courtroom. My lawyers could not believe their eyes.

G. His worst and most flagrant act of bias was his telling the jury that they could ignore the time of death when deciding upon my guilt or innocence, thus doing away with the very basis of the trial as both the prosecution and the defense focused most of their arguments upon the date that the prosecution had insisted upon for over two decades.

He effectively did away with my defense.

19. He then delayed my appeal for 28 months.

20. My lawyers refused to act.

21. I filed three pro se motions with the superior court about these delays. Twice the court ordered the judge to file. He finally did after 28 months when he had been in contempt of court for six months.

22. My lawyers ignored the first filing date for over a month; the court could have dismissed the appeal.

23. I have done two years of intense work on the issues, but my lawyers refused to communicate or share a draft of the brief.

24. They did not brief all the issues as I asked.

25. The judge’s 218 page submission (most are a few pages) is an abomination and full of outright lies.

26. Both the judge and my lawyers lie about the history of the case in their respective briefs; both omit my three docketed and responded to motions.

27. Judge Mazzola defends my lawyers a number of times in his brief – hardly his function – and asks the court to close out all further appeals – hardly his prerogative – and rule on matters that were not raised in the appeal.

His bias screams as loudly as Caesar’s wounds.

28. My lawyers continue to refuse all communication.

29. I have filed three pro se motions asking the court to dismiss them and appoint a new lawyer. The court denied my motions and failed to follow their own procedures as laid down in the case law for such matters.

30. I filed a 4th pro se motion reminding them of their own procedures. I await their response.

31. During this recent period, November 05 – February 06, my lawyers have not sent me any of the papers filed with the court relevant to my case.

32. Thus, I have effectively no counsel, a direct violation of my 6th Amendment rights.

33. The DA was given a Final Notice to file his brief by January 24, 06. On January 23, he filed for a continuance, contrary to court order and a motion to correct the record in the case.

34. I could oppose neither motion for my lawyers did not send me a copy and the court has not responded to my requests, both formal and informal, to send me copies of motions filed in my case.

35. On February 14, 2006 the DA filed his brief. I have two weeks to file a rebuttal, but I can’t do so as I have not been sent a copy of the brief.

36. Seven year old TV specials, play again and again, month after month, reiterating my ‘obvious’ guilt based upon facts that my trial blew away.

37. A two part TV mini-series, 50% fantasy, is on video in many languages. It is televised quite often in the USA. Ms. King Kong, Naomi Watts, play my supposed victim.

Above I have described in a series of numbered statements, 27 years of judicial, legislative and media misconduct in my on-going case. Due to spatial limitations, I have been very selective, and made very few comments. As Sgt. Friday said: “Just the facts ma’am.”

I now have a documented case that any prominent lawyer or honest journalist could use as a powerful example of how flimsy our ‘rule of law’ has become.

A case that a law school class could learn from.

An example of how the lower courts have made a mockery of justice and become a shadow of a judicial system I used to take pride in, as I have now looked at numerous cases in which similar shameless behavior has been enacted under the color of law.

P.S.: I almost forgot: an untimely civil suit was prosecuted, in absentia. I now owe $1,000,000,000.

I DID NOT KILL HOLLY MADDUX

From Ira's Official Website...

The entries include interesting views on America...

Dear Prisoner ES6859/Favorite victim of Lynne Abraham,

Although I’m using a different name in this letter, I am one of the legal professionals who had the divine pleasure of working alongside legendary D.A. Lynne Abraham back in July 2001 – when we dragged you back here to face justice and you stepped off that plane scared as hell (we also love your Graterford mug-shot where you look like you just wet your pants). On behalf of us all, I really wanted to wish you an ‘utterly delightful’ eighth anniversary this year behind bars!

I can hardly believe nearly eight years have passed since we gleefully tore your whole world apart and thus boosted all our careers. Even today, it’s still such a thrill just to drive by your prison and know that you’re rotting inside – thanks to Holly, her courageous family, President Clinton and OF COURSE US!!! especially applaud the efforts of my two personal heroes, the brilliant leader Abraham and the handsome Joel Rosen. They’re the ones who are most responsible for beating you down to the ground.

It also brings us great pleasure to know your appeals are as dead as your mom! Although you clearly presented us an unusually stubborn prey, your antlers still hang on our wall to this day and you’ll never succeed on appeal. However, our cheerful abuse of you doesn’t merely end in the courts. Just for kicks, we’re planning a private tomato toss (on July 19th or 20th) to rejoice over your grand defeat!

Anyway, we all hope that you’re missing your wife and French freedom more deeply than words can describe… that’s soooo great! Enjoy jail and keep living the miserable life that you did everything to avoid… but could NOT!

A bitter, insecure author once wrote “Violence always marks the end of a relationship.” Well Ira, it’s incarceration that has marked the end of our relationship with you! ***

Good riddance, ‘Kathy Lawrence’
PS – Your website is inspirational… it gave us all quite a good laugh.

Joel Rosen left the DA’s office in disgrace. When last heard from, his ‘handsome’ face was chasing ambulances.

He who laughs last, laughs longest.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Real Crimes: The Unicorn Killer Video Game


Yep, someone dedicated hours of valuable life to create a horrible video game. As a detective it is your mission to hunt down the Ira, but after completing the trial version of the game, it is no more than a picture hunt game no better than the original version of Castle Wolfenstein I used to play on my Apple II. TUK even has a walk-through page, and a $19.99 price tag for the full version. Sadly, I couldn't solve this during my 30-minute trial, but I was close enough to wonder if any sap would fall for this.



And the final scene, which ends in a cell. Game solved. Ughhh. Not even a run-in with Jerry Rubin! If I purchased a copy of this game, it'd end up in steamer.

Excerpt from Steven Levy's The Unicorn's Secret


"ON APRIL 3, IRA EINHORN'S friends appeared at his bail hearing to verify his reputation as the benevolent, energizing spirit of his generation. The witnesses were sober, substantial members of the community, described in the newspapers the next day as "upper-crust professionals." His lawyer was Arlen Specter, who is now a United States senator.

In all his years on the bench, Common Pleas Court Judge William Marutani had never seen such an impressive array of character witnesses. There was a corporate attorney, a lecturer at an Ivy League university, an Episcopal reverend. Now a vice president at Bell Telephone was describing Ira Einhorn's reputation as "excellent." And here was an economist, the former London bureau chief of the Wall Street Journal. The economist was followed by the dermatology consultant, who was followed by the businessman, who was followed by the playwright, who was followed by the restaurateur. . . . So many prominent people were ready to bestow equally vigorous honorifics that Einhorn's lawyer had them stand at their seats and acknowledge that their experiences of the defendant were congruous with the testimony thus far. There simply was not enough time for their praises."
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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Unsolved Mysteries

This became somewhat of a form letter describing Ira's background. It is posted many places and was part of the Unsolved Mysteries tour to find Ira. This is so 1996. That is some poor conceptual artwork, buddy!

SYNOPSIS: Ira Einhorn was a counter-culture hero. During the 1960s in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he was the symbol of opposition to the war in Viet Nam. In 1970, he organized Earth Day, a pro-ecology festival still celebrated every year. Fortune 500 corporations found Einhorn irresistible, lining up to hire him for advice on trends of the future. In 1971, Ira Einhorn even ran for mayor of Philadelphia.

There was, however, a side of Ira Einhorn the crowds and news cameras never saw. In private, he was allegedly jealous, abusive, and self-centered. In 1979, Einhorn became the prime suspect in the disappearance of his one-time girlfriend, Holly Maddux. Ira Einhorn and Holly Maddux's 5- year relationship was stormy and marred by countless breakups. But in the beginning it had been different. Einhorn's charm and personality had seduced Holly Maddux. Holly, a one-time high school cheerleader, was the product of small-town Texas. She wandered into Ira's heady world during the fall of 1972 when they met in a cafe. Holly was apparently so overwhelmed by the force of Ira's personality that within a few days they were living together. Although Holly was considered intelligent and very creative in her own right, she was apparently overshadowed by the force of Ira's personality.

As the couple's relationship progressed, a friend eventually confronted Holly about Ira's apparent abuse after noticing unusual marks on Holly's neck. Holly began weaning herself from Ira and by July 1977, she walked out on him without bothering to pack her belongings. Holly wound up at a beach resort near New York City, where she began a romance with Saul Lapidus. On September 9, 1977, Ira Einhorn called Holly and was reportedly irate that Holly was involved with someone else. He insisted that she come to New York immediately to collect her belongings. When Holly didn't return as planned, Saul Lapidus and several of Holly's friends reported her absence to authorities. Philadelphia detectives interviewed Ira Einhorn, who confirmed that Holly did come to his apartment to pick up her things. Einhorn told police that while he was in the shower, Holly left his apartment, saying she was going to the store. He claimed he never saw her again.

Holly's disappearance didn't make sense to her family. They hired 2 former FBI agents to investigate. Their ambitious report filled hundreds of pages, contained dozens of interviews and detailed the events surrounding Holly's disappearance. The investigators located a couple who had gone to the movies with Ira and Holly during the weekend Holly went to pick up her belongings. It was the last time she was known to be alive. A few days later, Einhorn tried to convince friends to help him dump a large, heavy trunk in a near-by river. He claimed the trunk was filled with secret Russian documents. Finally, the tenants in the apartment below Einhorn's told investigators about a choking stench seeping into their apartment. They also showed them a sticky brown stain in the ceiling directly below a closet in Einhorn's apartment.

Authorities went to Einhorn's apartment on March 28, 1979. By then, Holly Maddux had been missing for 18 months. Armed with a search warrant, police raided Einhorn's apartment. There, inside a sealed trunk in a locked closet, they found the partially decomposed remains of Holly Maddux. But Einhorn came up with an explanation. He claimed the FBI and CIA had framed him by planting Holly's body in his closet. Einhorn's attorney, one-time Philadelphia D.A. Arlen Specter (now a U.S. senator) managed to get bail for Ira Einhorn. In January of 1981, 2 days before the start of his trial, Ira Einhorn fled the country. After a dozen years had passed, Philadelphia authorities made an extraordinary choice to put Einhorn on trial, in absentia, for the murder of Holly Maddux. It took the jury only 2 hours to find Ira Einhorn guilty.

Whether Einhorn ever learned of his conviction remains a matter of speculation. Since jumping bail, he has lived in Europe, primarily Ireland and Sweden. Einhorn was last known to be in the company of a woman named Annika Flodden. She is not suspected of any crime, and authorities believe she is totally unaware that Einhorn is a convicted killer.

TIME Archive: The Ira Einhorn Case



I suppose it would be great to get into the background of Ira's case, so what we need is some links. Ah, glorious links. The TIME article, printed Friday, Jul. 20, 2001, is a sad first stop for many readers who will believe anything that TIME stands behind. There are many glaring problems with the article and this, without question made an important impact on how people feel to this very day when Ira's name is mentioned.

Steve Lopez wrote the article with extreme slant, and it included several misinterpretations of fact. It seems that writing about Ira Einhorn as a guilty murderer is a popular strategy. Ask Steven Levy (or wait, we'll get there...).

According to the Lopez Time article:
Tricaud argued that sending Einhorn home to America would violate his civil liberties. The French have trials in absentia, but someone so convicted in France gets a new trial once captured. Extradite Einhorn, and he could be put to death with no chance to defend himself, Tricaud wrongly told the judges. (Einhorn's sentence was life in prison, not death.) In a later interview, an adamant Tricaud described the case as an opportunity for the French to "give the United States a lesson in human rights."


But the story, if you were from the pro-Ira angle had this take: With the odds of obtaining an equitable trial dwindling as the trial neared, where favorable evidence was systematically neglected or hidden, and fearing for his life (the death penalty was re-established in 1978), in January 1981 Ira Einhorn left the USA for Europe some weeks before the trial date.

It should be noted this does need some research, as does the intro of what became to be known as the "Einhorn Law".

Ok, so you don't care yet because of the trunk and Ira's "blase" attitude and all that. Just sayin, man. Perceptions. France is big on human rights.

Maybe Ira doesn't deserve a second look, and many people who used to support Ira are now sober and with the changing times have come changing perspectives. We are just getting started folks, there is so much and we want to be as comprehensive as humanly possible. Just keep in mind that I'm not a disbarred lawyer, I'm just an everyday guy going in for a deeper look at the case.

You found what you found.

All Ira Einhorn Is Like the End of Summer

All Ira Einhorn has a mission statement: This blog will be the cumulative Ira Einhorn collective, drawing upon all available resources and to then go one step beyond to help push for more answers to those asking.

The rest of you folks will go on your merry way, so be it.

You have laughed (with cause).
You have mocked (word up).
You have locked him away forever (sounds reasonable).

Look, Ira is not Manson. He is not OJ. He is not a lot of things.

Don't look at this blog as one that sucks his dick like the many, many folks who already have. This is a real look at a real interesting guy (in his prime... now, not so much).

Hopefully, at some point this blog will cross paths with some of the comment threads where I was harassed for expressing my point of view, which over time will hopefully become crystallized through proper journalism.

There's a lot to cover, so jump in any time and cuss out Ira or whatev, doesn't matter cuz it's all going to be RIGHT HERE any way for your pig face to view.