Monday, January 22, 2018

HEADS UP ! Documentary --- "Slave One: The Kung Fu Judge Story" to be shown in February

The story of Judge John Phillips, whose legacy was shattered by corruption at the Brooklyn DA's Office AND at the Brooklyn courthouse is being told by a film-maker and the presenters at a Montana documentary film festival on February 18, 2018


See how corruption by insiders downtown and gentrification in the heart of Brooklyn’s African American community destroyed a man known and respected by many


One of the offerings at this year's Big Sky Documentary Film Festival will be Juan Leguizamon's  "Slave One: The Kung Fu Judge Story."  

Long-time readers of this blog know that former DA Charles Hynes went after John Phillips,  a retired New York City Civil Court Judge, after Judge Phillips announced that he was running for DA against Hynes.  

A small part of the onslaught against John Phillips is documented in "Slave One: The Kung Fu Judge Story"  (See "Slave One: The Kung Fu Judge Story -- Juan Leguizamon, 2017, USA — 18 minutes"  (w/ video link)  [http://www.bigskyfilmfest.org/festival/films-2018-peak/slave_one_the_kung_fu_judge_story]).  

For more detailed information,  contact:  The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival • 113 W. Front Street, Suite 105 • Missoula, Montana 59802 • (406) 541-3456.   The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is a program of the Big Sky Film Institute, which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. 

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gail, why isn't this post about chairman Capano?
R U trying to freeze him out?
Gail, don't freeze out our chairman.

Anonymous said...

Capano rescued Judge Phillips from a burning building, leaping from the approaching flames out the fourth floor window, the judge held tightly in his arms. The building was located on Staten Island, and Capano noticed the fire when he was walking past it to get to his home, just down the block.

Anonymous said...

I cant believe these idiots still say Capano lives in Staten Island

Anonymous said...

Post a link to the sale of his Staten Island "summer home" and we will believe he lives in Brooklyn. Maybe.

Galewyn Massey said...

RESPONSE: THE "GETTING SOMETHING RIGHT" EDITION

TO: "ANONYMOUS SAID... AT 10:44 AM"

THEY SAY THAT EVEN A STOPPED CLOCK IS RIGHT TWICE A DAY

Comment maker, "... at 10:44 AM," doubtless was poking jest at Bob Capano and the whimsically alleged Capano rescue of Judge Phillips from his burning "building... on Staten Island..."

There is a part of that which just happens to be true. Once during the skullduggery, and corrupt prosecution tactics and courthouse malefaction, all of which was aimed at Judge John Phillips during the last few years of his life, somebody set fire to Phillips' house in Brooklyn.

If that weren't bad enough, to add insult to injury, even while the house was still soaking wet from the dousing by the fire hoses and stinking of charred wet cinders, there were DA investigators there, not to investigate the arson, but to look through Judge Phillips' personal and financial papers for a possible case that Brooklyn's DA might have wanted to to have made against the old judge.

Anonymous said...

Long Live The Kung Fu Judge

Anonymous said...


A very sad story.

Galewyn Massey said...

NOTICE: THE "CLEAN-UP ON THIS COMMENTS THREAD" EDITION

RE: THE THREE COMMENTS ABOVE

My prior "RESPONSE" and the two comments following it were republished. My "RESPONSE" was changed to correct a typo {and there was no change in the content or tenor of that comment.
The other two by the ubiquitous "ANONYMOUS" were essentially unchanged.

Please note that the all the republished comments do not reflect the original blogger.com time notation that originally was attached to the comments.....

Anonymous said...

Everybody was kung fu fighting . . .

Anonymous said...

Gale I've noticed several postings you did about Judge Phillips. A tragic story but why the interest? Did you try your first case before him?

Galewyn Massey said...

RESPONSE: THE "YOU'VE GOT ME MIXED-UP WITH SOMEBODY ELSE" EDITION

TO: "ANONYMOUS SAID... AT 7:39 PM"

GALEWYN MASSEY IS NOT AN ATTORNEY AND HE DOESN'T PLAY ONE ON TELEVISION --- I'M PRETTY SURE THAT I KNOW WHO MADE THE COMMENT IN QUESTION IMMEDIATELY ABOVE. IF I'M RIGHT, IT WAS A MUTUAL FRIEND OF OURS THAT TRIED HIS FIRST CASE IN FRONT ON JUDGE PHILLIPS

It has been an often told story --- just like the one about the pebble into the lake having caused a seeming infinity of ripples that still haven't played out.

Anonymous said...

Chairman we need you. Return to us

Anonymous said...

Judge Phillips was the chair of democrats for Guiliani.

Anonymous said...

Gale, maybe it's you who is the stopped clock that's right twice a day, except I'm sure it's not even that often.

1st, the break in at Phillips house by the DAs men, including an ADA, was years before the fire.

2nd, when the fire happened Phillips was in a VA hospital under a court order by Judge Pesce. And when Phillips complained that he needed to be home to protect his property, the VA hospital administrator agreed that Phillips had a right to leave the VA facility, but Pesce then ordered Phillips taken to a private nursing home and put under lockdown with no visitors.

3rd, in an odd coincidence, the same night that Phillips house was torched, Sandra Roper's office, les than three blocks away, was firebombed. At the time, Ms. Roper had announced that she was a candidate to run for DA against Hynes again, and indicted by Hynes for something that was later settled as a civil matter. BTW, Sandra Roper is now a Civil Court Judge, a job that Judge Phillips has proven is much more dangerous than it looks.

Anonymous said...

Coincidence? Slave One is the name of bounty hunter Bob Fett's ship in Star Wars.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't Hynes briefly the New York City Fire Commissioner? And wasn't there a lot of arson around the city at that time too?

Anonymous said...

Sounds like Mississippi Burning comes to Brooklyn.

Anonymous said...

The final straw that brought Hynes down was his use of asset forfeiture money to pay for his political operatives. Checks went to Larry Morrish, Pam Harris and all of Marty Goldens pals.

Anonymous said...

Hynes had his election night party at The Bay ridge Manor. Are we supposed to believe Hynes best friend Golden never got any of that money? Larry Morrish and Pam Harris were not exactly a player and they got checks

Anonymous said...

Look at where Harris and Hynes are today.

Anonymous said...

Golden seems to be doing just fine.

Anonymous said...

Golden gave up Harris & Hynes.

Narcs know how to play this game.

Anonymous said...

There's a swamp in Washington, there's a swamp in Albany and there's a swamp all around City Hall. Nobody ever tries to drain any of those swamps, because it would disrupt the local ecosystems. You know what I mean?

Anonymous said...

When Judge Phillips was arrested on a very strange gun charge, later dismissed, he tuned-up two NYC detectives pretty good. How come nothing much came out about that incident?

Anonymous said...

From what I heard those detectives were not told Judge Phillips was a black belt. The New York Times published a story in 1997 "Judge Arrested on Gun Charge". Judge Phillips complained the cops did not identify themselves but the NYPD Spokesman said the cops determined Phillips gun permit expiered 2 years earlier.

How did the cops know that?

Anonymous said...

Everything with Hynes was a scam. Especially Howard Beach. The real killer who ran over the guy on belt parkway was a court officer who just kept going. The killer hid his car in Dennis Quirks garage for 2 weeks till Hynes was appointed the special prosecutor.

Doug Feiden at the daily news wrote all about it.

Anonymous said...

Dennis "The Fat Man" Quirk seems to be in the middle of every cover up. Luthman, Judge Phillips, Howard Beach. And now Quirk is crowing about Trump making his daughter a Federal judge.

Anonymous said...

The "Over the Hill Gang" edition:

John Kerry, 74, is running for President. Trump is 71, Biden & Bernie are 100. In a few decades Gale will be ripe for the job.

Anonymous said...

According to the NY Post the fat man dodged another.

Anonymous said...

After the voters ran Hynes out of brooklyn the crooks went over to staten island. The new cesspool.

Galewyn Massey said...

UPDATE AND BACKFILL: THE "THE SHOWING TIMES" EDITION

ONE OF MY BEST BSIs HAS DUG UP THE EXACT SHOWING TIMES OF "SLAVE ONE: THE KUNG FU JUDGE STORY," THE DOCUMENTARY BY JUAN LEGUIZAMON

As stated above the documentary about Judge Phillips is opening at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in Missoula Montana, which is being held from February 16th through February 25th. The precise showing times of Juan Leguizamon's piece about the late Judge Phillips are as follows: Friday, February 23rd, at 9:15 PM at the Roxy 2 (in Missoula, MT); with additional showings on Saturday, February 24th, at 9:00 PM at the Roxy 3 (also in Missuola, MT); and Sunday, February 25th, at 12:45 PM at the MTC Center for the Performing Arts (in guess what city in the northern plains !!!).

Anonymous said...

Missoula Montana !! In February?

Thanks for vacation tip Gale but I have plans to visit an abandoned fracking town in North Dakota.

Anonymous said...

8:29 should get out more often. Missoula is a happening town. Voted one of the 20 cities you should visit when you are in your 20's.

Anonymous said...

I'll be in Davos.

Anonymous said...

Right, sure you will, 9:41!

Gail, thanks for the tip. I'll order my tickets right away. Oh, and I'll check with Expedia for flights to Missoula even thou I'm not in my 20s.