Could the oppressed ever find relief from the present-day Judges and Counselors? Isaiah of Jerusalem says, “Yes!”

Isaiah 1:24-28
“Therefore the Lord, the Lord Almighty, the Mighty One of Israel, declares: ‘Ah, I will get relief from my foes and avenge myself on my enemies. I will turn my hand against you; I will thoroughly purge away your dross and remove all your impurities. I will restore your judges as in the days of old, your counselors as at the beginning. Afterward you will be called the City of Righteousness, the Faithful City. Zion will be redeemed with justice, her penitent ones with righteousness. But rebels and sinners will both be broken, and those who forsake the Lord will perish.'”
Isaiah 32:5-8
“No longer will the fool be called noble nor the scoundrel be highly respected. For the fool speaks folly; his mind is busy with evil; he practices ungodliness and spreads error concerning the Lord; the hungry he leaves empty and from the thirsty he withholds water. The scoundrel’s methods are wicked; he makes up evils schemes to destroy the poor with lies, even when the plea of the needy is just. But the noble man makes noble plans, and by noble deeds he stands.”

Imagine your city being called, “a City of Righteousness and Justice.”

James Wilson Beaty
Jeremiah 22:16
August 27, 2016

Exhibit 26 Robinson – Orr email re: Baker Donelson

Exhibit 26, entitled “Robinson – Orr email re: Baker Donelson” is one of 28 filed on July 11, 2014, in Judge Craig Schwall’s Superior Court of Fulton County, Georgia. The Baker Donelson Law Firm attorneys are Steve Hall and Bob Brazier. Much background information should be provided before this Exhibit 25 is quoted here. The exhibit is presented as evidence against defendants Central Atlanta Progress (CAP), Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (ADID) and developer Manny Fialkow’s various companies that change names with each new tide. The City of Atlanta, a huge player in the conspiracy was long ago removed from the lawsuit, enjoying the federal protection of Sovereign Immunity. The City is not IMMUNE from wrongdoing; it is IMMUNE from punishment for wrongdoing.

First of all, the chances of the City of Atlanta, the plantation-minded Central Atlanta Progress (CAP), the hazy Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (ADID), or the slippery developer Manny Fialkow ever facing any kind of legal opposition are infinitesimal. Naboth and his vineyard had no chance against King Ahab  (I Kings 21). Our JUST US SYSTEM protects the strong against the weak. You don’t sue the City. Henry VIII is above any law and could not be tried for murder or for any other crime he committed. If the City’s SWAT team kicks in the wrong door and shoots an elderly woman, then there could be, possibly, a settlement. If the City’s FINEST raid a gay bar at the wrong time with the wrong clubs using the wrong procedures, perhaps repercussions could follow.

But a despised shelter on hallowed Peachtree Street with huge numbers of poor African-American men (and now 100 women and children) could never have its day in court. And surely not if that facility is located 1000 feet from the Christian stronghold of faith, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Our JUST US SYSTEM, especially in Fulton County, Georgia, would not be caught dead allowing conspirators of this ilk to be exposed for stealing a shelter’s property. Keep in mind that Emory University and Emory Health Care, Inc. are leading perpetrators in this conspiracy; however, their protector is not Fulton County Court but the neighboring Superior Court of Dekalb County. They are birds of a feather.

Myrtle Davis is a revered and righteous woman in Atlanta, a former member of Atlanta City Council and a one-time Atlanta mayoral candidate. She serves our City honorably. She happens also to be a vital member of the Board of Directors of the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless. Waiting with me thirty minutes before one of the many hearings in Judge Schwall’s Superior Court of Fulton, she made a telling statement. I paraphrase her comment. She said that she never dreamed the remotest possibility of an Atlanta law firm taking on the City and representing a non-profit organization. We marveled together that the prestigious Baker Donelson firm had done just that.

I marveled further at what I saw in the hall of the courthouse that day. Before my eyes there appeared two men standing beside the courtroom door. Dressed imperially, both leaned and huddled against the wall. One sported a protestant clerical collar complemented by a suave black suit. The other donned what appeared to be a Brooks’ Brothers suit accentuated by alligator (perhaps rattlesnake) shoes. The Brooks’ Brothers’ brother was Manny Fialkow, defendant in the lawsuit, collared in a reputation not all that clean. The cleric was Dan Matthews, CEO of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, located less than a thousand feet from the Peachtree Pine facility. Insiders at St. Luke’s Episcopal tell me that Matthews becomes visibly flushed at the mention of the Peachtree Pine facility. There they nestled, the collared cleric and the corporate climber united. Shakespeare’s TEMPEST came to my mind. “Alas, the storm is come. . . . Politics make strange bedfellows.” I know that neither Matthews nor Fialkow is a politician technically; nonetheless, two more political beings you will not find.

Exhibit 26 features five (5) emails among CAP President A. J. Robinson and CAP Project Manager, Richard Orr and Sammy Williams, Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.

Email #1
From: AJ Robinson
Sent: Monday, December 8, 2008 1:04 PM
To: Richard Orr
Subject:
Also, Debi was supposed to get me names of Anita’s lawyers….

Email #2
From: Richard Orr
To: AJ Robinson
Sent: Mon Dec 8 13:25:30 2008
Subject: Attorney
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz
Representing attorneys: Robert Brazier and Steve Hall

Email #3
From: AJ Robinson
Sent: Monday, December 6, 2008 1:26 PM
To: `Richard Orr
Subject: Re: Attorney
And big clients>

Email #4
From: Richard Orr
To: AJ Robinson
Sent: Mon Dec 08 13:49:30 2008
Subject: RE: Attorney

Linda A. Klein and Michael J. Powell are Managing Shareholders
Fairly large firm with offices in:
Atlanta, GA
Jackson, MS
Memphis, TN
Baton Rouge, LA
Knoxville, TN Nashville, TN
Beijing, China
London, UK
New Orleans, LA
Birmingham, ALA
Macon, GA
Oxford, MS
Chattanooga, TN
Mandeville, LA
Tri-Cities Tennessee/Virginia
Huntsville, TN
Memphis (East), TN
Washington, DC

No client list but a very broad spectrum of practice, especially litigation, including pro bono, see following from their web cite:
Atlanta, Georgia:
Attorneys in the Atlanta office are active in the Atlanta Volunteers Lawyers Association Project and provide pro bono representation to the poor in such matters as landlord-tenant disputes, domestic cases and other litigation matters.
Atlanta Pro Bono Coordinators
Clint Crosby,ccrosby@bakerdonelson.com
Henry Levi,hlevi@bakerdonelson.com

Email #5
From: AJ Robinson
Sent: Monday, December 08, 2008 7:51 PM
To: swilliams@macoc.com
Cc: Richard Orr
Subject: Fw: Attorney
See below, BakerDonelson are on wrong side of City, business community, and all govt entities providing homeless resources in Atlanta. It is rumored they are preparing to sue the city on behalf of Anita Beaty and her dysfunctional homeless operation. This would be a terrible mistake and will haunt them for years in Atlanta.

Note:
The 5th email above comes from AJ Robinson, President of CAP to Sam Williams, President of Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. Everyone over 5 years of age and awake hears all kinds of threats these days. I wonder in what category of threats one places this sentence, “This would be a terrible mistake and will haunt them for years in Atlanta.” At the time AJ Robinson first asked about the attorneys who might dare “sue the City on behalf of Anita and her dysfunctional homeless operation,” there were a few things he did not know. He soon learned that the Baker in Baker Donelson is Senator Howard Baker of Tennessee who uncovered Richard M. Nixon and the Watergate Scandal. Remember, “What did he know and when did he know it?” Robinson now knows that his own words in hundreds of confiscated documents exposed his own little CONSPIRACYGATE. Don’t fail to recognize that the Williams at The Chamber is Alastair J. Robinson’s pal “Sammy” Williams who scurried from the C of C scene soon after the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal broke.

James Wilson Beaty
Jeremiah 22:16
February 1, 2015

Exhibit 25 City of Atlanta’s Circumlocution Office

Exhibit 25 is one of 28 presented on July 11, 2014, by Baker Donelson Attorneys Steve Hall and Bob Brazier to Judge Craig Schwall’s Superior Court of Fulton County, Georgia. Hall has identified this Exhibit 25 as “Pridgeon Letter to Bassett, DCA.” Greg Pridgeon was Mayor Shirley Franklin’s Chief of Staff in May of 2007 when this letter was written. It is the first of three denying City funding to the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless, Inc. It must be noted that the City of Atlanta’s Office of Grants Management had approved full funding to the Task Force just prior to this Pridgeon letter. This piece of evidence has Debi Starne’s fingerprints all over it. I have read enough of Starnes’ verbiage to recognize her gobbledygook when I see it. If this epistle is not Lil’ Miss Debi’s verbosity, it surely captures her sweet spirit. Steve Hall presents the entire “Pridgeon letter” as evidence showing the City of Atlanta’s heavy-handed meanderings as a major perpetrator in the TEAM GOLIATH conspiracy whose raison d’ etre is to hijack the Task Force, to seize its property and remove it from sight.

I quote verbatim Greg Pridgeon’s letter that explains to John Bassett of the State’s Department of Community Affairs why the Task Force’s dollars are being axed after some fifteen years of having been funding. Understand that the federal funds that come down to different agencies in the Atlanta area must come through the City of Atlanta’s coffers. It’s not city money, but it must have the city’s blessing. And if a particular agency ruffles particular feathers, that agency receives no money regardless of how efficient that agency may be in serving the needy. Rankle the self-named Homeless “Czar” Debi Starnes, and you lose your funding. At least two hens whose feathers got ruffled are Shirley Franklin and her familiar, Debi Mae Starnes. Read my piece, “The Hag Delivers Again,” posted April 13, 2009, to visualize a fictional banquet where my imaginative lens zooms in for a moment on the then sitting Mayor and her familiar. John Bassett in 2007 basked in the bureaucratic safety of Georgia’s Department of Community Affairs, DCA.

May 16, 2007

Mr. John Bassett
60 Executive Park South, NE
Atlanta, GA 30329

Dear Mr. Bassett,
I am writing to elaborate on the City of Atlanta’s position on one of the applicants to the State Housing Trust Fund for the Homeless – – Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless, Inc. (“Task Force”) which operates its facility commonly known as Peachtree-Pine (“P&P facility).

Since adoption of the City’s current 2004-2009 Local Consolidated Plan (Plan”), each year the City has issued a Certification of Consistency with this Plan for the activities conducted by the Task Force at the P&P shelter. We did so this year with much reluctance. The City is concerned about two things. One, we believe our own review process could benefit from stronger Plan thresholds for measuring consistency. Two, we do not believe the P&P facility complies with our overall Consolidated Plan or with the Regional Commission’s 10-year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness, which is helping to guide our planning efforts.

Under the current review process, the City determines whether a particular agency’s activity meets at least one of the objectives for homelessness under the Plan. Coupled with a zoning verification, this determination is sufficient under our process for an activity to be deemed “consist” (sic) and thus for the providing agency to receive a Certificate. We intend to review and define our Plan, so that in the future, all agencies will have to substantially comply with the Plan and will have to do so in a quality manner that demonstrates results.

To illustrate our point in this case, the P & P facility technically meets one of our objectives of “supporting sheltering and service options for difficult-to-serve chronic homeless population.” However, we do not believe the shelter is consistent with any of the five remaining objectives for homeless services and facilities. These include, programs for: 1) well-run emergency and transitional residencies; 2)homeless families and children; 3)supportive services that enable homeless to attain stability; 4)capital projects that create or enhance treatment 5)aftercare services. Furthermore, we are concerned about the rate of progress the P & P facility makes with their clients, in helping those men in their transition to self-sufficiency as provided in the Plan.

The Task Force’s overall approach at P & P facility continues to be in conflict with what we are learning nationwide, on what helps our homeless clients get back on the road to self-sufficiency. Both the Mayor’s Regional Commission on Homelessness and the U. S. Interagency Council on Homelessness are emphasizing a Housing First model, in which we get homeless person’s placed into safe and decent housing that is appropriate to their needs and then work with them, through intensive and professional case management, on all the issues that have contributed to them (sic) being homeless. The Housing Trust Fund has demonstrated this model through your Shelter plus Care Program.

The City believes that simply warehousing large numbers of people in one location and providing ongoing meals to these large numbers is a failed strategy – – a practice that actually enables homelessness and prevents progressive steps for the individuals. And, the difficulty in managing these large numbers creates an unnecessary and unfair burden on the surrounding communities.

Further, the Task Force has chosen to forego operational CDBG funds from the City, rather than comply with conditions set forth for such funding. In 1999 and reiterated in 2003. Those conditions are:
– The facility should serve women, children and families. The City continues to have a basic shortage of facilities and services for this segment of our homeless population; we believe this downtown location would be especially beneficial due to this facility’s proximity to mass transit services, daycare facility facilities and hospitality jobs.
– This facility should include “safe haven” beds for fragile, mentally ill women, for which we have a crucial need.
– This facility should participate in the City’s neighborhood governance process (NPU System) and secure a Special Use Permit, as many other such facilities have successfully done.
In summary, we have many agencies serving the homeless and most of them compete for the same scarce public dollars, including those from the Housing Trust Fund. As your Commission knows, prioritizing this competition is crucial in ensuring that these funds are both awarded and provided to those agencies that best serve the homeless needs of our respective jurisdictions. Based on the foregoing, it is the City of Atlanta’s opinion that the Peachtree-Pine facility, as it is currently conceived and managed by the Task Force for the Homeless, should not be the recipient of these scarce funds.

We appreciate all the work that the Housing Trust Fund does and we know you must make tough decisions. Further, we apologize for any confusion we have added to that process and we commit to refining our review process, so that our Certifications in the future will be based on substance and results.

Sincerely,

Greg Pridgeon
Mayor’s Chief of Staff

Note:
Charles Dickens published in serial form from 1855 to 1857 the very popular, LITTLE DORRIT. It was published in 1857 in book form. At its 1857 publication Dickens acknowledged gratefully that it had already had more readers than the very successful, BLEAK HOUSE. LITTLE DORRIT pits individual strength and moral character against monstrous government bureaucracy and personal greed. Book One, Chapter 10, “Containing the whole Science of Government,” indicts the slow, insensitive, contemptible, rotten system. The Circumlocution Office brings together every single deplorable characteristic of a bureaucracy. Nothing can move without its blessing. Its approval is vital in order to exist.

“If another Gunpowder Plot had been discovered half an hour before the lighting of the match, nobody would have been justified in saving the parliament until there had been half a score of boards, half a bushel of minutes, several sacks of official memoranda, and a family-vault full of ungrammatical correspondence on the part of Circumlocution Office.” Dickens closes the next paragraph, “Whatever was required to be done, the Circumlocution Office was beforehand with all the public departments in the art of perceiving – – HOW NOT TO DO IT.” One marked difference exists between Charles Dickens’ Circumlocution Office and Mayor Shirley Franklin’s Office. Dickens’ creation is fiction based on reality; Shirley Franklin’s office is reality based on their fiction. Everywhere else, they are alike. Both are mean. Both are insensitive. Both are inept. Both claim to be doers of all good. Both claim to care where both despise.

Pridgeon, the Mayor’s Chief of Staff, signed the letter. It matters not a tinker’s damn who wrote it; it is the wish of Atlanta’s strongest leadership in 2007. Its second paragraph cuts to the chase by noting the City has two concerns with giving money to the Peachtree Pine facility. Note the Circumlocution Office verbiage. I didn’t make this up. I didn’t write this drivel. The City did. The City sent this to a State of Georgia bureaucrat. And that “crat” published what is now Exhibit 25 in a lawsuit that exposes and accuses Atlanta’s highest and its lowest, its powerful and its pathetic, its pristine and its tarnished, its sovereignly immune and its very vulnerable. When both the flawless Emory Health Care and the plantation-driven Central Atlanta Progress scurry for cover in the same bed, quite a scene follows. Pridgeon’s letter will be eight years old “this here May coming.” Some of these TEAM GOLIATH conspirators have been fleeing from the light for five years. This same City of Atlanta conglomerate dodged the bullet under the protection of the federal JUST US SYSTEM that rendered our tainted city to be above the law.

I quote what this City of Atlanta wrote about itself as it attempted to close Peachtree Pine: “One, we believe our own review process could benefit from stronger Plan thresholds for measuring consistency.” These Looney Tunes cartoon characters really put in writing “our own review process” is flawed. The last paragraph apologizes “for any confusion we have added to that process and we commit to refining our review process.” Looking back over eight agonizing years, scrutinizers find their second “concern” to be as ludicrous as the first. Remember, eight years have passed since the writing of this letter. The next concern in paragraph two that stops money for the Task Force reads, “We do not believe the P&P facility complies with our overall Consolidated Plan or with the Regional Commission’s 10-year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness, which is helping to guide our planning efforts.”! Please! A break, somebody! Time out! Can you believe some buffoon in the bowels of Shirley Franklin’s City Hall put into writing that these “planners” had “planning efforts”? And they had a guide! And that guide was the Regional Commission’s 10-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness. Oh yes, don’t forget in the same sentence “overall Consolidated Plan” is mentioned. Imagine for a moment that your tax dollars pays the salaries of these thinkers.

As for any telling results that touch the plights of suffering, broken people; there is no “overall Consolidated Plan.” The only plan consolidated or otherwise is the principalities’ plan to disappear these citizens, out of sight, out of mind. Ask Kasim Reed’s INNOVATIVE DELIVERANCE TEAM who they have delivered and when, better yet, where? The dozens of women and their freezing children who have for years been turned away from the City’s $50,000,000.00 model shelter called Gateway have not been touched by the “overall Consolidated Plan.” Homeless mothers with little babies on Atlanta’s streets refer to the $50,000,000.00 crown jewel as NO WAY, Gateway. The questionable Continuum of Care is for sure a continuation of chaos.

I think the 10-year plan to end “chronic” homelessness, which by the way is at least 10 years old, may have been run over by the $100,000,000.00 Streetcar Named Disaster. Or was it Billy Payne’s Ferris Wheel that thwarted the plan? I won’t burden you or weary myself with an annotation on every sentence of Pridgeon’s letter to Bassett. I will assure you, however, that the content mirrors the sentences I’ve quoted, and the truth is not to be found. The leadership of Atlanta wanted then and wants now the “P & P” facility and the people in it to be no more, obliterated. That’s the long of it; that’s the short of it.

James Wilson Beaty
Jeremiah 22:16
January 30, 2015