Death of Mr. Descoings still a mystery

Death of Mr. Descoings still a mystery

City medical examiner says heart attack killed Richard Descoings
Ellen Borakove, a spokeswoman for the medical examiner, said there was no foul play involved and that Descoings had suffered from hypertensive heart disease.
[April 5]Investigators were not yet willing to rule out the possibility of homicide, but they were leaning toward concluding that no criminality was involved, the authorities said.

Police investigators found no sign of trauma on the body of Mr. Descoings nor any evidence of a struggle, said Paul J. Browne, chief spokesman for the New York police.

Investigators “haven’t determined that there was foul play” in the death, he said.

Among the unresolved issues in the case is the discovery of a cellphone and laptop computer belonging to Mr. Descoings on a landing that juts out from the hotel’s third floor. They had apparently been thrown from a window in his room on the seventh floor.
The married French scholar whose naked body was found in a New York hotel room on Tuesday had been trawling through gay hook-up websites on his laptop before he died, police said

A family staying in the room next to the 7 th floor of the hotel said to have heard the voices of several people from the side of the room of Mr. Descoings, late Monday night. Ciesinski Ray explained that his family and himself had heard at least two people talking in the hallway as they left the room of Richard Descoings. he would have received two separate visits, two males whose investigators are trying to verify identity. After referring to “the possibility that other people found themselves in the room at some point,” Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne, the NYPD, has again declined to comment.

[April 5]The naked body of Richard Descoings, 54, was sprawled across a bed in the Michelangelo Hotel in Manhattan on April 5.
The room had been ransacked, and there were indications that at least one other person had been in the room, said local police.
Important: Mr Desconings was also a member of France’s Council of State, a government advisory body
Mr Descoings was earning £268,000 per year as director of the Sciences-Po institute of political science in Paris – a prestigious college where Dominique Strauss-Kahn once taught.
The married Mr Descoings had recently been  forcibly ‘outed’ as a homosexual in Le Monde – the pro-government ‘establishment’ newserpaper.

Near-sighted G8

20 May, 2012

Only PM Cameron can see the TV soccer final

Only PM Cameron can see the TV soccer final

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Anne Sinclair, May 2012

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Anne Sinclair, May 2012

Strauss-Kahn is seeking damages of at least $1 million for claims of malicious prosecution, abuse of process, false imprisonment, defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
“One year to the day of his brutal sexual assault of Ms. Diallo, this is yet another example that personifies Strauss- Kahn’s misogynistic attitude,” Douglas H. Wigdor, a lawyer for Diallo, said in a statement. “As with his plea for diplomatic immunity, we are entirely confident this latest desperate ploy will be swiftly rejected.”

INFO LE FIGARO – March 26, Dominique Strauss-Kahn was interviewed in Lille for the case of Carlton. Le Figaro reveals the exchange between the former IMF chief and magistrates who, after such hearing, the will charged with “aggravated procuring in an organized gang.”

• A system set up?

The judge first plant the “background”: “In total, fifteen outings, trips, both in Paris, Lille, Belgium, and Washington, have been organized for you by Fabrice Paszkowski (Chief a business of selling medical equipment), David Pug (responsible for a subsidiary of construction group Eiffage) from 2008.Participants were systematically David Roquet, Jean-Christophe Lagarde (Commissioner of Public Safety in Lille), Jacques Mellick son. “The caller does not leave open the breach:” I only ever appeared they were organized for me. ”

– “Paszkowski said Fabrice you were not the instigator, but you were happy (…) because you like sex.”

– “It is right to say that I was not the instigator (…) I was happy as I am usually when friends invite me to do something.”

– “Do not you think having established this system of convenience in your entourage in order to satisfy your sexual needs?”

– “(…) No, I never felt in any form of organization in place and still less that that organization was using prostitution.”

• The “girlfriends” in the SMS

In 2011, the IMF chief uses, according to the survey, some of which six mobile phones, purchased by friends or her driver, remained in their names, which helps to cover their tracks.

At each exchange, Fabrice Paszkowski takes his friend informed of the place, date, time and participants in these meetings. Nothing extraordinary, however, given the busy schedule of an officer who spends his time between America, Europe and Asia and who insists: “It is sometimes difficult to imagine the constraints j ‘was submitted. I could land and take a plane five hours later, or stay in a city only six hours. ”

Among the many messages, one dated February 20, 2011 and sent by Paszkowski, “I have some great new things for my trip to DC! (Washington DC, Ed). I go to Courchevel for testing on Wednesday. “Another of these text messages, this time sent by DSK in June 2009:” Will you (can you) to discover a beautiful box naughty with me in Madrid (and equipment) the July 4? “Then, in January 2010:” You come and go back when? And outside of the delegation of friends there who? “A vocabulary which earned him the remarks while in custody:” If we tell you that in the middle of pimping, “girlfriends” is the term sought by the decency to refer to prostitutes or escort girls, what did you say to that? “DSK” I do not know the middle of prostitutes. ”

In January 2010, according to the exchange of SMS, the former political leader offers a “gift” – a prostitute, according to the suspicions of judges – the former painter and Titouan Lamazou browser. Finally, the judges noted that the network is presumed autodissout the day after the arrest of Dominique Strauss-Kahn in New York May 14, 2011.

• Prostitutes or libertine?

If judges are so keen to demonstrate that DSK knew they were dealing with professional, this is obviously not to penalize him as a client, the use of commercial sex is not illegal. However, the fact that he knew that young women were prostitutes – he denies – is a prerequisite for attempting to prove that he took an active part in this “network” organizer of fine particles and can therefore be prosecuted for “aggravated procuring in an organized gang.”

Hence this series of questions: “Given the large number of girls, age, behavior, do you maintain that you did not know their quality escort?” – “I counted all that there had six young women. This does not seem a huge number. ”

The main clue that could have alerted DSK is the reward of participating, but Pug and Paszkowski argued that the payment of benefits was always unbeknownst to their friend. As for prostitutes, they are not fully explicit. A conversation between Paszkowski and “Florence” on compensation thereof could she alert him? DSK said he did not witness. The judge tries another bias: “Florence said you were a very active group of sexually and you were very interested in the” newcomers “, unless by the former. What say you? “-” The first part, this is a comment I left him on my business (…) It is true that the interest of libertinism rests in part on the novelty. ”

• Girls’ familiar, enterprising “

New offensive citing “Jade”, a stripper cabaret, which ensured that DSK could not ignore its professional quality. Partly because DSK would have said to the friend who accompanied him: “With Jade, must wear a condom.” And the stripper to drop some acid comments: “I did not go to bed with Dominique Strauss-Kahn for the simple pleasure. First, it is old, he is overweight. ”

“Mounia,” she recounted a meeting at the Hotel Murano, near the Republique in Paris, “Dominique Strauss-Kahn knew very well why I was there as well as others. We were only there to have sex with him and everything was done to make it perfect for him. “The same Mounia adds that” these girls were dressed provocatively, vulgar, they were familiar, and enterprising that in her view, these were prostitutes, girls working in bars. ” Note that reacted DSK: “In this kind of evening libertine, young women can be challenging but it is by no means the characteristic of a form of prostitution.”

Annoyed, the former head of the International Monetary Fund book a lesson in debauchery: “No sex I could have (…) around the group of friends Fabrice Paszkowski not struck me as being priced. You must understand something, libertinage is to have free sex and consensual. We think what we want the moral but they are not priced. ”

• A behavior “contemptuous”?

New Note to former elected Sarcelles: “Four of the participants say is that you knew they were prostitutes for entering your unequivocal about or that you could not ignore this situation given the explicit their quality. “” You seem to feed some considerations with regard to young women brought by Fabrice Paszkowski. They often demeaning terms such as “hardware”, “in your luggage.” You seem to talk to them without immediate sex show them any respect. One participant felt being “pure sexual consumption”, in his words. ”

DSK respond at length: “I have often seen young women dressed like you and me who changed upon arrival in a libertine club to make an outfit more alluring and it was not one of the prostitutes (…). I reject absolutely have any contemptuous behavior vis-à-vis women. It is true that I used in my posts words guard (…) I do not consider women as objects in libertinage (…) There have been no reports brutal, no vision of the degraded wife and no violence. ”

• The “age difference”

The age difference would it have sometimes alert DSK? One of his partners was born in 1984, another in 1985. “Do you think if they (the two women) were not paid, they have agreed to have sex with you these many times given the age difference between you?” DSK retorts: “Madam, many young women with whom I have had a sex trade – the word is not good – a sexual relationship, had the same age difference.”

Another is a former radio operator. Within weeks, DSK sends 73 text messages on his telephone line that appears in the fifth position among the most frequently called numbers (82 calls). More troubling, the employee said that DSK had spoken Fabrice Paszkowski. She described him, say the judges, “as your right arm, a good friend of Lille. He could make her meet people and it could serve him later, but not necessarily for work. ” Answer this time embarrassed, “Paszkowski Fabrice has never been anything in my right arm (…) She wanted to find a change in business communication (…) Fabrice Paszkowski told me he had an event company. ”

• Prostitutes may be under pressure

The approach end of the hearing. The judge tries again: “If you had known that these girls were prostitutes, how would you have reacted?” – “I would not have participated in the evenings for two reasons. One is that precisely the libertine implies consent and mutual pleasure, which is not the case, to my knowledge, of a prostitute. The second is that so I thought I could trust men and women with whom I shared a taste for libertinism, as I would not have trusted prostitutes who may be subject to all kinds pressure. ”

“Accession expected at the Elysee”

“In the process, it emerges (…) that you were the primary beneficiary of these evenings and sometimes exclusive (…), say judges. Your position, your reputation, your ambitions give those who organize these meetings, fund them, a sense of shared secret, a relationship with a man of power. It is released (…) that these men are animated by a shared mindset, get in a return of personal or professional of your expected accession to the presidency of the Republic. ”

The old favorite for president lashes out: “As for the fact that all these people cared about me because of political events, it is they that must be questioned. I remember just as in 2007 I had just been defeated in the primary dryly Socialist Party and that is because of this very evanescent political future that I decided to go do something else with the other side of the Atlantic. The idea that some participants saw more than a touch, a nice trade, is false. What, then, something else has crossed their mind, I do not know. ”

Colorado City, Arizona

Colorado City, Arizona

The House recently defeated the bill championed by Attorney General Tom Horne, but it’s alive again. That’s after the Senate on Thursday inserted it into another law enforcement bill already approved by the House.

The maneuver is being attempted as legislators try to end their annual session.

Horne says Colorado City officers who are members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day flout the law and are simply replaced by other followers of imprisoned FLDS leader Warren Jeffs if removed individually.

Critics say the bill unfairly targets Colorado City and that current officers haven’t done anything wrong.

[April 29]A sharply divided Arizona House on April 25 rejected a bill to allow Mohave County officials to abolish the police department in a northern Arizona community with a polygamous enclave. The House voted 28-25 against the bill as a lawmaker who represents the remote area on the Arizona-Utah line called Colorado City “a different type of community” while acknowledging that some residents practice a form of polygamy. They are married to one individual and the others are celestial, spiritual wives,” said Rep. Doris Goodale, R-Kingman.
[March 5]The attempt to disband the Colorado City police department, in a town populated by followers of polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs, is proceeding in the Arizona legislature. The proposal would dismantle any department where more than half of the officers have been disciplined in a four-year period
Legislation in Arizona has passed the Senate unanimously and is set to be heard soon in the House, said Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne.

He said he is backing the bill after a law enforcement task force “agreed unanimously the first priority was to get objective police who would uphold the law rather than people who would uphold the authority of Warren Jeffs.”

Arizona’s bill proposes disbanding any department where more than half of the officers have been decertified in the past eight years — a designation that applies only to Colorado City. The bill has emergency status in Arizona, which, if it passes, would make it law immediately after the governor signs it, bypassing a typical 90-day waiting period. A similar bill for adjoining Utah town has died.

Maybe it was a conspiracy; maybe it wasn’t. Hopefully, the evidence uncovered in the forthcoming civil trial will answer some of the questions that have swirled around this case from its inception. Then we can all find out what really happened during those crucial six or seven minutes in a hotel room one year ago. wapo
For the legendary “Bronx Effect”, a racial and social divide that weighs in favor of victims from minority as Nafissatou Diallo, guarantees them more often than elsewhere the generosity of the jury for repairs. Here, in 2011, 50 complainants alone hit $ 80 million, an amount almost double that of the neighboring county of Manhattan. Enough to confirm the good word of the famous lawyer Ron Kuby New Yorkers, who, inspired by the famous quote of “Bonfire of the Vanities,” sees these juries “the best … redistribution of wealth since the Red Army.” l’Express/Google translation

The downside, however. If the rich abusing the Bronx, he hates more police and prosecutors, suspected of the worst abuses, and delivers a number of criminal acquittals (almost 47%) out of proportion with neighboring jurisdictions. Hugh Campbell, a specialist remedies for abuse of power and police brutality, could play in favor of civil DSK, citing his sufferings in 2011. This is not the first nor the last, dramatic turn of events of this case.

Judge McKeon denies motion to dismiss Diallo suit

Judge McKeon denies motion to dismiss Diallo suit

“The reputation of a thousand years may be detirmined by the conduct of one hour” – Japanese proverb (The International Monetart Fund [“IMF”] 2011 Annual report – Ethics Applied}.

as quoted by McKeon, J. Nafissatou Diallo v. Dominique Strauss-Kahn, 11-307065, New York State Supreme Court (Bronx County) Decision of May 1, 2012

Justice Douglas McKeon of New York State Supreme Court in the Bronx issued the ruling today. He rejected Strauss-Kahn’s claim of diplomatic immunity, calling it “his own version of a ‘Hail Mary’ pass.”
The judge pointed to Strauss-Kahn’s decision not to invoke diplomatic immunity when he was charged criminally with assaulting the maid, Nafissatou Diallo.
“Mr. Strauss-Kahn cannot eschew immunity in an effort to clear his name only to embrace it now in an effort to deny Ms. Diallo the opportunity to clear hers,” .