I wrote the following blog about Sinon Sibley on February 15, 2010. I’m posting it now just now discovering that it has sat in the “Draft” section of my computer since February. It captures in Sibley’s words the “philosophy” on homelessness embraced by HAG and CAP and HAP and SAP and other “doers of all good” who disappear homeless people rather than help them. I apologize for my error.

Horace Sibley for at least 7 years has chaired the Mayor’s Commission to End Homelessness. The other name for that Shirley Franklin creation is the more muscular, less effective United Way Regional Commission on Homelessness. Horace Sibley has never been deposed before January 13, 2010. On that day Sibley was questioned for 7 hours in the Metro Atlanta Task Force, Inc.’s Civil Action Suit vs. The City of Atlanta. History continues to be made as Czar Debi Starnes was deposed at the end of 2009. Her questions lasted only 5.5 hours; however, she faces a second bank of questions. Two more depositions are set for February 22 and 23 for two members of the Central Atlanta Progress Brass. For researchers I have left the line and page numbers as they appear in the text of the deposition.
18 Hall: What do you do as the chairman of that
19 commission? What does that job entail?

20 Sibley: We have, in my opinion, the most important
21 collaboration of state, federal, city business, faith
22 and nonprofit service provider that may have ever
23 existed in the State of Georgia where you have seven
24 counties and major metropolitan area coming together
25 to collaborate to solve a major social issue. And my
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1 job has been to coordinate that effort and to
2 volunteer.

19 Hall: Okay.

20 Sibley: So during the time from — sometime in the
21 spring of 2003 until now, that collaboration has been
22 working to address homelessness and, in particular,
23 to address chronic homelessness with a view to try
24 and end chronic homelessness in ten years.

25 Hall: In the whole region?

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1 Sibley: In the region.

22 Hall: Is there available capacity in Atlanta to
23 house all of those people that are out on the streets
24 now?

25 Sibley: Yes.

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1 Hall: Where would that be?

2 Sibley: It would be in housing.

3 Hall: What facilities have that open housing?

4 Sibley: There are a number of facilities. I can’t
5 give you the names of all of them right now — that
6 are doing supportive housing.

6 Hall: So if I am understanding you right, what
7 you are saying is that you believe that, if everybody
8 got together and tried to find space, they could find
9 spaces for everybody out there; but that as of right
10 now, there are not enough vacant beds that are just
11 sitting there as we sit today to house everybody?

12 Sibley: Well, let me clarify it. There are a lot
13 of vacant beds in the City of Atlanta because the
14 apartments in the City of Atlanta, many of them are
15 vacant. And it’s my belief that — and, in fact,
16 United Way has offered to the Task Force that we
17 could accommodate any chronically homeless people in
18 the Task Force within a short period of time.
19 There would probably be a transition where
20 they went into an alternative emergency bed, but out
21 of that, for those who wanted to go in the housing —
22 and many of them, as you know, I assume you know,
23 I’ve seen you quoted in the newspaper, want to do
24 other things, just need jobs or…

25 Hall: I’m still trying to hone in on this
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1 because I’m not sure that I fully understand what you
2 are saying. I’ll just give sort of a general
3 example.
4 I walk — sometimes I walk along Freedom
5 Parkway, and under that bridge there, there would be
6 50, you know, I don’t know how many people on any
7 given day. Are you saying —

8 Sibley: You are saying 50 under Freedom Parkway?
9 When did you last walk there?

10 Hall: It’s been a little bit.

11 Sibley: It’s kind of hard to keep up with the
12 numbers.

13 Hall: But are you saying that, if all of those
14 people showed up at The Gateway or whatever their
15 entrance into the system here in Atlanta, the
16 collaborative combined system, if they all showed up,
17 are you saying that you could place those people, not
18 just the ones in Freedom Parkway, but everybody else
19 who’s out there, in a bed tonight?

20 Sibley: I’m saying that if we had access to all of
21 the men at Peachtree and Pine, that we would place
22 them in a bed tonight. And we’ve offered that,
23 that’s been offered, I think you’ve seen it in
24 writing.

25 Hall: And I know there’s lots of dispute about
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1 counting numbers and numbers vary from day to day,
2 but I don’t know if you’ve seen some of the documents
3 where the Atlanta Police Department sent a
4 confidential informant to count people at
5 Peachtree-Pine and counted 700. I just want to go
6 with that number. Let’s assume there are 700 men in
7 there.

8 Sibley: I thought that was a question. You are
9 saying you didn’t know if I knew that? I don’t know
10 that.

11 Hall: No, that was my setup for the question.

12 Sibley: I don’t know that.

13 MR. BEALE: Object to the form of the
14 setup of the question.

15 Hall: (By Mr. Hall) The question is, let’s
16 assume there are 700 people in there tonight, are you
17 saying that there are 700 beds that we could place
18 those people in?

19 Sibley: Yes.

20 Hall: Where are they?

21 Sibley: They are among a number of different
22 providers. They are in the notes.

23 Hall: Okay. Now —

24 Sibley: And there are others outside of the notes
25 that have indicated to me in the past that they would
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1 certainly be willing to chip in. And we’ve asked for
2 an opportunity to do that for the last two or three
3 years.

7 Hall: I understand.
8 Are you aware that The Gateway refers men
9 to Peachtree and Pine on a daily basis?

10 Sibley: No, I’m not aware of that. And my
11 information wouldn’t confirm that.

12 Hall: If there are the beds that you are saying
13 available, can you think of any reason why The
14 Gateway would refer men to Peachtree and Pine?

15 Sibley: I say that I don’t know that they do refer
16 to Peachtree and Pine. I don’t know the answer to
17 that question.

18 Hall: Now, you would agree with me that there is
19 a preference for, when you are talking about
20 emergency shelter, there’s a preference for at least
21 getting people beds as opposed to having them sleep
22 on the floor or sleep in chairs, correct?

23 Sibley: Preference, yes.

24 Hall: Are you aware that on any given night a
25 couple of months ago, two months ago, The Gateway had
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1 as many as 150 women and children sleeping in the
2 lobby in chairs?

3 Sibley: No.

4 Hall: You don’t —

5 Sibley: But I am aware that they slept on mats.

6 Hall: If there are the 700 beds that you say are
7 available for the people at Peachtree and Pine, why
8 are those beds not being used for the people that are
9 having to sleep on mats on the floor —

10 Sibley: You are talking about the women and
11 children?

12 Hall: Yeah.

13 Sibley: There have been an increase that’s
14 noticeable during this recession of women with
15 children, and there are different reasons for that,
16 but some of them come from out of town, some of them
17 have a lot of different causes.
18 We’ve spent the last two or three years
19 trying to develop and expand the facilities for women
20 and children in the city, and there have been over I
21 think 600 beds created for women and children during
22 that period of time.

2 Hall: Do you know how many folks slept in the
3 lobby on mats or slept on mats as opposed to beds at
4 Gateway last night, for instance?

5 Sibley: I don’t know last night, but I know —

6 Hall: It’s been running about 150, 140.

7 Sibley: No. About in, I’d say in the last couple
8 of days it’s closer to 100.

9 Hall: So what I’m curious about is, if you have
10 700 beds that you say are available for people at
11 Peachtree and Pine, why do we have so many folks on
12 any given night sleeping on the floor at Gateway?

13 Sibley: Because those aren’t chronically homeless.
14 We are focused on the chronically homeless, those who
15 have been homeless for a very long period of time and
16 who have a disability. And I assume from what you
17 said in the newspaper that that’s what you have at
18 Peachtree and Pine.

24 Hall: Okay. So what you are saying, then, is
25 that you have 700 beds, but you are reserving them —
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1 you are holding them open right now so that you can
2 use them for chronically homeless?

3 Sibley: That’s not what I said. What I said is —
4 what we said in our letter to Peachtree and Pine,
5 that if you’ll give access to the chronically
6 homeless to the community, we will place those people
7 in a short period of time, which means — and the
8 letter said we will bring the resources of the
9 community, and the letter was from United Way,
10 together to address the needs of those people.
11 That’s been the offer on the table for at least three
12 years.

6 Hall: Well, I’m asking you if she is employed by
7 the United Way, if you know one way or another.

8 Sibley: No, I don’t know one way or another. I
9 thought she was employed by the City of Atlanta
10 until — I don’t know who she’s employed by now.
11 They have had a change of administrations.

12 Hall: Prior to the change of administrations, do
13 you know if United Way was funding Ms. Starnes to
14 work for the City of Atlanta?

15 Sibley: I think they paid part of her funding.

21 Hall: What type of funding did the City of
22 Refuge get in order to be able to do this?

23 Sibley: They got funding from downtown
24 development, I believe it’s called the Downtown
25 Development Authority.

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1 Hall: Atlanta Downtown Improvement District?

2 Sibley: No.

3 THE WITNESS: Can I ask a question?

4 MR. BEALE: No, just tell him what you
5 remember.

6 THE WITNESS: They got funding from Fulton
7 County, they got funding from United Way, they
8 got funding from the City of Atlanta and a
9 number of other donors who support their
10 activities.

11 Hall: (By Mr. Hall) What type of — do you know
12 the dollar amount of the funding?

13 Sibley: I do not.

14 Hall: Now, you indicated, then, that the City of
15 Refuge has done a great job, in your estimation, with
16 using these resources for women and children?

17 Sibley: Yes.

18 Hall: And yet there’s still 100 to 130 that have
19 to sleep on the floor at The Gateway, correct?

20 Sibley: They sleep on mats at The Gateway with
21 meals, and I didn’t — no, I disagree with 130. I
22 think the average is closer to 80 to 100. But
23 sometimes it does spike.

25 Hall: Taking the demographic question a little
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1 bit farther, let’s look at the male homeless
2 population. Is it fair to say that the large
3 majority of that are African-American?

4 Sibley: Yes, that’s what surveys have shown.

5 Hall: Then if Peachtree and Pine were to close
6 its facility to men and take in women and children
7 instead, it would obviously benefit the women and
8 children, correct?

9 Sibley: Should.

10 Hall: But it would be to the detriment of the
11 African-American men, correct?

12 Sibley: That’s not the way I view it.

13 Hall: But they would no longer have a facility
14 to go to?

15 Sibley: Oh, yeah, they have got excellent
16 facilities here: The Union Mission, the Salvation
17 Army, The Gateway, Jefferson Place, just to name a
18 few.

19 Hall: Do you know whether the Union Mission
20 refers to the Task Force, sends overflow to the Task
21 Force?

22 Sibley: I don’t know that.

23 Hall: I think you told me you weren’t sure
24 whether Gateway sends overflow to the Task Force.

25 Sibley: No, I don’t think they — can you show me
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1 some?

2 Hall: Well, not at the moment, not right here.

3 Sibley: I mean can you identify some?

4 Hall: I can after break, yeah.

5 Sibley: Okay, good. That would surprise me.

6 Hall: Okay.
7 Now, you indicated that you’d read me
8 quoted in the papers at least at some point in time.

9 Sibley: Uh-huh.

10 Hall: I assume you’ve also read Debi Starnes
11 quoted in the papers?

12 Sibley: I’ve read Debi Starnes, Anita Beaty. I’d
13 say Anita was the one I’ve read the most.

14 Hall: You do recall Ms. Starnes forwarding you
15 copies of articles where she had been quoted in the
16 newspaper?

17 Sibley: I don’t —

18 Hall: And e-mails and things like that?

19 Sibley: Probably, but I don’t recall.

20 Hall: Now, would it be fair to say that
21 Ms. Starnes’ comments about the Task Force and the
22 facility at Peachtree and Pine are on a whole
23 negative?

24 MR. BEALE: Object to the form of the
25 question. I think that’s overly broad.

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1 Hall: (By Mr. Hall) As you recall.

2 Sibley: You’d have to — could you show me a
3 comment, and I’ll tell you whether I think it appears
4 to be negative or not.

5 Hall: So you are telling me that, on your memory
6 as you sit here now, you don’t have a sense of
7 whether she’s spoken positively or negatively about
8 the Task Force; is that your —

9 Sibley: No, I’d say my opinion is that she has
10 said that — I don’t know if it’s negatively about
11 the Task Force. I think she’s spoken negatively
12 about mass shelters that hold people during the night
13 and turn them out in the daytime without giving them
14 adequate attention to their individual needs. That’s
15 my impression.

16 Hall: Do you recall her using the term
17 warehousing?

18 Sibley: No, but that is a term that could be used
19 in that situation.

20 Hall: Do you recall e-mails from her where she
21 has discussed the fact that she believes people are
22 trapped there or held as prisoners there because they
23 are not given services?

24 Sibley: No.

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1 Hall: Are you aware of whether they have had a
2 legal clinic that provides free legal services to
3 residents?

4 Sibley: Uh-huh.

5 Hall: They do?

6 Sibley: Yes. I think it’s your firm.

7 Hall: Actually, I think it’s been a number of
8 firms in Atlanta have provided services, but our firm
9 has provided some.

10 Sibley: My understanding is your firm took the
11 lead on that.

12 Hall: It did.

13 Sibley: That’s my understanding. I think you
14 knew.

15 Hall: Are you aware that they provide job
16 counseling?

17 Sibley: No.

23 Hall: Let’s talk about it from the perspective
24 of The Gateway. If someone has been placed and has
25 failed in a permanent placement and then they come
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1 back to The Gateway, do they get services again from
2 The Gateway?

3 Sibley: Yes.

4 Hall: And how many times are they allowed to do
5 that?

6 Sibley: We don’t have a rule on how many times.

7 Hall: Are they ever turned away from services
8 from The Gateway?

9 Sibley: I don’t know the answer to that.

10 Hall: Who would I talk to to find that out?

11 Sibley: Vince Smith.

12 Hall: Who is Mr. Smith?

13 Sibley: He’s the manager of The Gateway, executive
14 director.

16 Hall: (By Mr. Hall) Let me tell why you I ask.
17 My understanding is that, if you have received a
18 certain amount of services from The Gateway, you are
19 no longer eligible to receive services from The
20 Gateway. And it is — that is a pretty well-known
21 policy, and there’s even a list of people out there
22 that don’t get served anymore. Is that consistent
23 with your knowledge or do you know nothing about
24 that?

25 Sibley: That’s not consistent with my knowledge.
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1 I mean the idea of The Gateway is that it is not a
2 long-term facility, and people come there for a
3 particular intense service, whether it’s pre-drug
4 treatment or safe haven, so forth, and that they get
5 counseling right away and then move on with their
6 life.

15 Hall: Well, no, my question is more, are there
16 people out there that get turned away because they
17 have already received services and they are not
18 allowed to come back and get them?

19 Sibley: No, not that I know of, that they have
20 already received services.

21 Hall: So if the Task Force, at least as far as
22 you understand, if the Task Force gets people coming
23 in who have already received services for The Gateway
24 and are telling them that we are no longer allowed at
25 The Gateway facility, that is inconsistent with what
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1 you believe transpires?

2 Sibley: You know, there may be an isolated
3 incident, I don’t know. But I’ve had people that I
4 have talked to who said they came to The Gateway and
5 were told that if they go to The Gateway, they can’t
6 come back to the Task Force. I’ve had people do
7 that.

8 Hall: Who’s told you that?

9 Sibley: Some homeless folks.

10 Hall: Do you know any of the names of those
11 folks?

12 Sibley: No, I don’t know their names.

This concludes the first of many blogs of the Sibley deposition. At the conclusion I intend to write an article summarizing the entire deposition. For each blog, however, I will make several annotations. For this first segment I would note the several times that Sibley said if we “could have access to the men at Peachtree Pine.” Also, the term “chronically homeless” comes out of the Bush II Administration and is a key word for funding applications. Obviously, Mr. Sibley does not possess a clear definition of the term as he sees all 700 men at Peachtree Pine to be in his hazy category. We stop for now as too much time with Sinon weighs down the spirit not unlike the heft of cathedral tunes.

James Wilson Beaty, PhD
Jeremiah 22.16
February 15, 2010
Posted June 25, 2010

Every page of discovery, e-mails, letters, depositions, some 3000 in my possession points to racketeering activity (RICO) on the part of Central Atlanta Progress, Debi Starnes and many other individuals and organizations known around Atlanta as TEAM GOLIATH. A paper trail miles long shows that since Starnes’ election to Atlanta City Council in the early nineties, she has labored tirelessly to defame the Atlanta Task Force, Inc. and to disappear homeless people from anywhere near downtown Atlanta. Her raison d’etre, outside her personal gain, has been to fulfill the desires of those she serves. A tool accomplishes a task. Debi Starnes is a tool of the powers who own her. And her owners have demanded the annihilation of the Task Force and the disappearance of homeless people.

I do not know the day that Starnes and A. J. Robinson joined at the hip. I know it happened long ago; “ongoing” is the term in the law known as the RICO Act. The years now show that Starnes’ meshing with Robinson and CAP put her in bed also with ADID, United Way, The Chamber, the Mayor’s Commision, the nun-run Mercy Housing and more recently Emory Healthcare, Inc. and Cousins Properties, Inc. Starnes latest badge of honor boasts her bond with bottommost Emanuel Fialkow. These birds of a feather have flocked together to form a textbook cabal that has defamed, stolen and taken. And they have manipulated it all in the name of serving homeless people in Atlanta. The are what Roman Catholic Father Daniel Berrigan calls the “doers of all good.”

Debi Starnes’ creation, The HAG, is a young adult by now. Its bastard offspring, HAP (Homeless Action Plan), would be a teenager today had the poor malformed wad survived. Word around CAP has it that HAP died before Woody Bartlett could administer Episcopalian last rites. Others say it perished in the womb for lack of interest. HAP had many siblings, mercifully all gone home: there was Odyssey III and Circumlocution IV and the ROC and the SOC. They are all buried or should have been. Oh, don’t forget the multimillion dollar Gateway, the shelter Richard Orr believes will end homelessness. City-blessed programs cannot help homeless people because they are not designed to do that. Homeless people flee the HAG.

A. J. Robinson, a tool of greater powers and Debi Starnes, a tool of the tool, show up on every other page of discovery in the law suits: the Civil suit in Federal Court against the City of Atlanta, the Countersuit against five (seven if you count Fialkow and Robinson twice) and the Housing Discrimination Complaint filed with Washington HUD on May 6, 2010.

Both Starnes and Robinson have been deposed by Baker Donelson, Atlanta Attorney Steve Hall. Each deposition lasted in excess of 5 hours and each faces another deposition, as does CAP’s Richard Orr.

Wading through the excrement on the thousands of pages of discovery, I take note of especally telling e-mails or memos or letters by these various Conspirators. One jewel that shines through a glass darkly is an epistle to The Honorable Lisa Borders, President of Atlanta City Council, from A. J. Robinson. The letter is dated August 7, 2007.

Robinson’s first sentence reads, “I want to share my experience and the reactions of many more of our constituents who sat through an eight-hour Community Development Committee meeting last week.

The meeting was held in City Hall Chamber to discuss the Mayor’s letter cutting $100,000 from the Task Force budget that had already been fully approved by the City’s Department of Grants Management. Starnes had circumvented the approval with a letter to the State killing the possibility of funding. A righteous vote by City Council could have reinstated the $100,000. Robinson, his flunkies and many of his “constituents” were in attendance.

The second sentence of Robinson’s letter reads that “the Peachtree-Pine shelter did not meet the test to deserve public funding.” Keep in mind the City’s Grants Management Office had long before granted full approval. Starnes’ tortious interference stopped the $100,000.

Robinson’s next paragraph addresses the “lack of decorum” of the meeting.

The third paragraph shines, showing that CAP and ADID are not insensitive, callous suits. Like normal people they get their feelings hurt. Please read Robinson’s paragraph, “For years, representatives of our membership and neighborhood groups have come to meetings and sat quietly for long hours to speak on issues, only to be verbally attacked, called recists, slave owners and much worse by contingents of the homeless community, former City Council members, and Anity Beaty and Company.”

I believe Mr. Robinson is saying how dare those dregs like “former City Council members” come in here and call CAP and ADID and “our Constituents” names. Why, what is this world coming to? What will they say at the Commerce Club? “Wake up, Atlanta! Stay up, Atlanta!

The rhetoric of the letter gets better. He’s troubled that “the dignity and democracy of council proceedings has (sic) been allowed to deteriorate into a three-ring shouting match peppered by racial epithets.” Amazing, O Great Jove! A. J. Robinson wants “democracy” in proceedings! Democracy in proceedings!? The man who had Richard Orr rig a Tri-J Continuum of Care meeting with his “constituents.” He and Orr were gleeful when they succeeded in cutting “Anita’s funding. Dignity and democracy!

His nexr paragraph exposes his presence, eight hours of his presence. “Just as sad are the many hours of time (Council members, staff) that were expended on the discussion over a $100,000 grant. As a taxpayer, it doesn’t send a good signal as to the efficiency of the process.”

Robinson cannot understand how in blazes it could take 8 hours to steal a grant of $100,000. That should be accomplished over a cup of coffee.

He closes the letter to Borders with a genuine thrust, a great truth. He writes, “There will always be legitimate disagreement in matters of policy as to the City’s governance. Conversely, there should always be a setting where all sides have equal hearing and are free from verbal attack.”

A. J Robinson wrote that he wants a setting, “where ALL SIDES HAVE EQUAL HEARING AND ARE FREE FROM VERBAL ATTACK.” (capital letters mine)

We see the soul of this child of God. He wants no criticism when it comes his way; however, the rigged meeting of the Tri-J funding group had not one voice speaking for the Task Force. So much for dignity, democracy equal hearing for all sides.

RICO is a federal law enacted in 1970 that has been made law in most states; Georgia is one of those states. The acronym RICO stands for RACKETEER INFLUENCED AND CORRUPT ORGANIZATIONS ACT. This law was passed originally to indite and convict MAFIA criminals for their “ongoing” “influence” of organizations such as governments, banks, businesses and “civic” organizations. In order for conviction to occur, a group of five or more conspirators must have been involved for an “ongoing period of time.” “Influence” is a key word in understanding the RICO Act as well as “ongoing.”

It should be understood that this law when broken brings CIVIL and CRIMINAL penalties. In a Civil Court law suit, the convicted do not pay society with time in prison. They pay with dollars or other means of restitution. For instance, the Task Force’s lawsuit against the City of Atlanta, now in Federal Court, is a civil suit, at this point, June 23, 2010. If convicted, the City could be made to make restitution for millions of dollars of funding that was blocked illegally by TORTIOUS INTERFERENCE. The Court could make the tormentors cease their 12-year acts of torture. There’s no jail time for the guilty in a civil suit, only pay time.

However, the present Counterclaim filed in the Superior Court of Fulton County on June 21, 2010, has the RICO Act all over it. As stated above, RICO has penalties both CIVIL and CRIMINAL. A sample of the spice in this Counterclaim comes under Count Three named BRIBERY. Under BRIBERY the following is written: (i) Bribery constitutes a predicate act under O.C.G.A. Section 16-14-3(9)(A)(iii). (ii) O.C.G.A. Section 16-10-2 describes the offense of bribery as follows:

A person commits the offense of bribery when: (1) He or she gives or offers to give to any person acting for or on behalf of the state or any political subdivision thereof, or of any agency of either, any benefit, reward, or consideration to which he or she is not entitled with the purpose of influencing him or her in the performance of any act related to the functions of his or her office or employment; or

(2) A public official elected or appointed, or an employee of this state or any public agency, authority, or entity of the state or any county or municipality or an agency, authority or entity thereof, directly or indirectly solicits, receives, accepts or agrees to receive a thing of value by inducing the reasonable belief that the giving of the thing will influence his or her performance of failure to perform any official action. Id.

(iii) Starting no later than August 19, 2008, the Conspirators, acting through ADID and CAP, agreed to pay Debi Starnes, the Mayor of the City of Atlanta’s Policy Advisor on homelessness, $40,000 by payments funnelled through United Way to Ms. Starnes’ private company, EMSTAR Research, Inc. (Exhibit 7). The purpose of this payment was to influence Ms. Starnes in the performance of the functions of her office or employment with the City.

(iv) The Conspirators violated O.C.G.A. Section 16-10-2 and, in so doing, committted a predicate act, by making payments to Ms. Starnes for the purpose of influencing her in the performance of actions related to her office or employment: Specifically, for the purpose of securing her assistance in the efforts to remove the Task Force and the homeless from downtown Atlanta and take the Subject Property. Examples of the influence purchased by the payments are attached as Exhib 8.

CAP’s Paul B. Kelman on Monday August 18, 2008, wrote an e-mail to Tanya Betton and copied Charlie Strawser and A. J. Robinson. The subject of the e-mail reads: Need a Check. The e-mail reads: “In accordance with the recent action of the ADID Board, please draw a check in the amount of $40,000 in funds from the contingency account. Therefore, $10,000 still remains available for future expenditures. Time is of the essence.” Thank you, Paul Kelman. Stamped and written on the e-mail copy are the words PAID 8/19/08, “Walked over to United Way.” Hand-written words also appear showing the United Way’s address as 100 Edgewood Avenue with the name Protip Biswas (404) 527-7237.

Two paragraphs later the Counterclaim reads: “(1) Attending or testifying in an official proceeding…shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punishable by imprisonment for not less than two years nor more than ten years or by a fine of not less than $10,000 nor more than $25,000 or both.”

Thus far those named as Conspirators in this Racketeering Counterclaim are:

1. Emanuel Fialkow
2. Benevolent Community Investment Company (Ichthus)
3. A. J. Robinson, Central Atlanta Progress
4. A. J. Robinson, (personal)
5. Atlanta Downtown Improvement District
6. Emory Heathcare, Inc.
7. Cousins Properties, Inc

Note: Thus far the above list of accused Conspirators is only five: five is all that’s needed. This Counterclaim points out that A. J. Robinson as the President of Central Atlanta Progress contacted Pete Walker of the nun-run Mercy Housing asking how can “Julie” put the Task Force in default. Pete Walker wrote to Robinson I wonder that myself. The nuns refused to sell the Notes to CAP. But they “dealt” with developer Manny Fialkow.

Note 2: Paul Kelman ordered a $40,000 check to be written out of ADID’s account to United Way to pay Starnes. United Way then pays Starnes’ business, EMSTAR? One might ask will this list of named violators of the RICO Act grow? Could an additional list read:

8. United Way of Atlanta
9. Mercy Housing, Inc.
10. Tri-J Jurisdictional Continuum of Care
11. The Chamber of Commerce
12. Members of Atlanta City Council
13. Progressive Redevelopment Inc.

In order to be guilty of violating the RICO Act, a person or an organization does not have to be a huge player, just a member of the team. Membership of TEAM GOLIATH outnumbers the stars, beginning with EMSTAR.

James Wilson Beaty, PhD
Jeremiah 22.16
June 23, 2010

RICO! RICO! RICO!

June 22, 2010

Not too many law abiding citizens know this acronym, RICO. Say it three times quickly and it sounds like a chant by cheerleaders at a high school football game. Mafia criminals know RICO. Racketeers know RICO. Lawyers for Fialkow, CAP, ADID, A.J. Robinson (personally), Emory Healthcare, Inc. and Cousins Properties, Inc. will soon be cramming for an exam. It’s the RICO section of that final exam.

Do you dear reader know this acronym? I’ll give one hint: “R” stands for “Racketeering.” Again, GOD’S BURNING RAIN has NOT yet begun to fall. But listen! I hear rumblings in the distance. Do you? Dark clouds gather; they gather downtown. Do you see them? These clouds KNOW what ADID did!

Oh Lord, what a morning when the stars begin to fall!

James Wilson Beaty, PhD
Jeremiah 22.16
June 22, 2010

In response to Manny Fialkow’s filing a TRO, (Temporary Restraining Order) hoping to bar all persons remotely connected to the Task Force from the Peachtree-Pine Shelter, Task Force lawyers filed a 175-page Counterclaim. Fialkow’s lawyers filed this TRO in the Superior Court of Fulton County in the Court of Judge Craig Schwall.

The filing today names the following as defendants:

Emanuel Fialkow
The Benevolent Community Investment, Inc.
A. J. Robinson, President of Central Atlanta Progress, Inc. (“both in his corporate and individual capacity”)
The Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (ADID)
Emory Healthcare, Inc.
Cousins Properties, Inc.

Note: God’s Burning Rain has NOT yet begun to fall.

James Wilson Beaty, PhD
Jeremiah 22.16
June 21, 2010

CREATIVE LOAFING, June 23, 2010 VOL.39, NO.07, page 12 reads as follows, and it is signed Scott Henry. I quote his words following the headline and the subtitle. The subtitle reads, “Homeless shelter gets to stay put–the little headline tucked safely away on page 12 reads, “All the rage on our news blog”

Scott Henry’s words follow:

“The Atlanta developer who acquired the Peachtree-Pine homeless shelter through foreclosure found the tables turned in court last week.

Manny Fialkow came to Fulton Superior Court June 10 to obtain a judge’s OK to boot the Task Force for the Homeless founder Anita Beaty and her staff FROM THE 100,000 square-foot building. Instead, by the end of the day Fialkow had agreed to allow the Task Force to remain rent-free for the foreseeable future and to foot the bill for property insurance.

From the start, it was clear Judge Craig Schwall was outraged by Beaty’s allegations that Fialkow had conspired with Central Atlanta Progress and City Hall to oust the nonprofit from its home. “I’m going to have to hear and see a lot about your client,” Schwall told Fialkow’s attorney, “Because what I see now doesn’t smell right.”

Fialkow foreclosed on the Task Force May 4 after buying two outstanding liens on the property totaling $900,000 for an undisclosed sum in January. Schwall said last week that it looked as if CAP persuaded Fialkow to buy the building so they could get rid of the Task Force.

“I don’t see how that’s not tortious interference with contractural relationships,” said the judge, which is what Task Force attorney Steven Hall says his client is planning to claim when a countersuit is filed later this month.” -Scott Henry

Note: With the exception of one horribly-written sentence and one error in content, Henry has reported what happened at the hearing. I saw him slither in to the court room. I was shocked as I felt that neither the AJC nor its Siamese-dwarf, CREATIVE LOAFING, would show their unwashed faces. Reread with me Henry’s effort at the following sentence: “From the start, it was clear Judge Craig Schwall was outraged by Beaty’s allegations that Fialkow had conspired with Central Atlanta Progress and City Hall to oust the nonprofit from its home.” I have not read a sentence that poorly written since I graded papers at Bedspring Baptist Academy for the Mentally Impaired. First these very serious allegations, that may eventually change the business structure of downtown Atlanta, were drawn up by brilliant attorneys, Steve Hall and Bob Brazier of Baker Donelson. These are not Beaty’s allegations. Scott Henry cannot help the fact that he manages one botched sentence each time he tries. But he could and should stop showing his bias.

When the Task scores a point, if either AJC or dwarf reports it, it appeares on page 12 or wherever. Let the Fialkow thieves oust the Task Force Staff, I promise you the story would appear on the cover along with GANG MENTALITY or some other truth that we all need to know. Why the AJC would fly it over The TED alongside the GEICO plane before the Braves’ first pitch.

Stay tuned my little ones. GOD”S BURNING RAIN has not begun to fall. And when those drops begin to fall, the Atlanta Fire Chief may not have enough hook and ladders to quench the flame.

Those conspicuously absent from the hearing: AJC, Debi Starnes, A.J. Robinson, Richard Orr, David Wardell, Paul Kellman, Troutman-Sanders lawyers, Bruce Gunter, Jack hardin, Notip Biswax, Paul Bolster, The HAG, Vince Smith, Doug Carl, Peggy Denby and Rufus “Bumbot” Terrill. TEAM GOLIATH must be at the drawing board.

Present at Manny Fialkow’s side at the hearing were former United Way Chris “no show” Allers and former City employee Bonnie “did I write that memo?” Ware. These two long-time champions of the down and out BOTH work now for Manny Fialkow.

Emanuel and Debi Mae are neck and neck in the race for who helps the most homeless people in Atlanta. Award winning Horace “The Bully” Sibley dropped out of the race; he’s over at Georgia Teck looking for his “busted” computer. PLEASE somebody give me a ******* break.

James Wilson Beaty, PhD
Jeremiah 22.16
June 18, 2010

Line 28 of T. S. Eliot’s, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” reads, “There will be time to murder and create.” The setting of this line is not a killing field or a murder mystery or a massacre of Irishmen by English Captain Richard Bingham. The setting is teatime or coffee break time or board-meeting time or a church’s meeting with the men from Peachtree Pine time. It’s idle chatter time. It’s gossip time. It’s rumor time. It’s lie time. It’s murder time.

A rumor is a statement or a story in general circulation without confirmation or certainty as to facts. T. S. Eliot joins Jesus of Nazareth in condemning murder whether it be with a dagger or with the tongue. Jesus 7 times to 1 condemned sins of the tongue to sins of the “flesh.” When the tongue is used as a weapon, it becomes a killing dagger. Much literature condemns the rumor that kills.

Book IV of Virgil’s AENEID features a monster named Rumor, “a swift-footed, feathered, ominous, sinister monster, ‘obstinate in perverseness and forgery and no less than messenger of truth.'” Beginning at line 168 of his fourth book of The Aeneid, Virgil describes this demon who often tells the truth. That may be the most dangerous characteristic of Rumor. She tells the truth, sometimes. Virgil writes:

Rumor goes flying at once, through all the Libyan cities, Rumor
Than whom no other evil was ever swifter.
She thrives on motion and her own momentum;
Tiny at first in fear, she swells colossal
In no time, walks on earth, but her head is hidden
Among the clouds. Her mother, Earth, was angry,
Once at the gods, and out of spite produced her,
The Titans’ youngest sister, swift of foot,
Deadly of wing, a huge and terrible monster,
With an eye in each feather in her body,
A tongue, a mouth, for every eye, and ears
Double that number; in the night she flies
Above the earth, below the sky, in shadow
Noisy and shrill; her eyes are never closed
In slumber; and by day she perches, watches
From tower or battlement, frightening great cities.
She heralds truth, and clings to lies and falsehood,
It is all the same to her. And now she was going
Happy about her business, filling people
With truth and lies.

Have you ever heard of the “lice infestation” at The Pine that never existed?
Have you heard that The Pine warehouses homeless people, never has helped anyone?
Have you ever heard The Pine lost HUD funding as a result of a HUD audit? NEVER HAPPENED
Have you ever heard that The Pine has feces in the bathroom floors? Source Manny Fialkow
Have you ever heard that every man at Peachtree Pine is “chronically homeless”?
Have you ever heard that Manny Fialkow has removed the Task Force Executive Director?
Have you heard that Debi Starnes now directs Peachtree Pine?
Have you heard that panhandling on Ponce would be cured if the Pine were closed?

Rumor is alive and well. Another thing, the Task Force moves from strength to strength.

What other monsters come to your mind when you read Virgil’s description of Rumor?

James Wilson Beaty, PhD
Jeremiah 22.16
June 13, 2010