Saturday, April 30, 2011

Political Prisoner

Dan Brewington; Political Prisoner in Dearborn County.

I know it may seem radical but what else would you call it? Governments like China filter and block out internet communications that appear to be “anti-government” in nature. Nelson Mandela was jailed for decades for speaking out against apartheid in the Republic of South Africa. Libyan President Kaddafi ordered military air-strikes on anti-government protesters. But in the United States of America, we are free from that kind of government oppression; except in Dearborn County, Indiana.

I spoke out against Dearborn County Circuit Judge James D. Humphrey after he terminated all of my parenting time with my 3 and 5 year old daughters, without warning, on August 18, 2009. No evidence of abuse or neglect; Judge Humphrey arbitrarily decided to strip my little girls of a father, mainly because I have ADHD and because I publicly criticized the court’s unlicensed expert, Dr. Edward J. Connor. Why do I choose to publicly voice my opinions and concerns about Dr. Connor and the South Eastern Indiana Court System? Because I can.

What tyrants like Judge Humphrey and Dearborn County Prosecutor Aaron Negangard would like people to believe is that individuals are not allowed to publicly lie about other people. They are in fact very right about that. State and federal law clearly establishes legal measures to recover damages for slander, defamation, and libel. I have a constitutional right to voice my political and social views to the public, just as anyone in the public has a constitutional right to sue me in a civil court if my actions caused them personal damages. Before someone can be awarded damages in a civil court, they have the burden of proof to demonstrate that my statements are untrue and defamatory. They also have to prove that my actions actually caused some kind of damage. This is where Judge Humphrey and Dr. Connor are using Prosecutor Aaron Negangard to circumvent the normal civil process of the United States of America. Rather than place the burden on Judge Humphrey and Dr. Connor to prove in a civil court that my internet writings caused them unnecessary damages, Negangard placed the burden of proof on me to demonstrate that my writings are protected by 1st Amendment Speech; or else I go to jail. Negangard is serving as a state sponsored civil attorney for Judge Humphrey and Dr. Connor in a criminal action against me. In a civil suit, I would have the ability to counter-sue Judge Humphrey and Dr. Connor. At the very least I would be able to build a defense for myself. In my current situation, Prosecutor Negangard lied and presented false information to Judge Sally Blankenship in an effort to set a high bond. Judge Blankenship hopped on the conspiracy bandwagon and set my bond for $600,000. Judge Blankenship used statements from Dr. Connor’s child custody evaluation to justify the $600,000 bond, claiming that I was a danger to society even though Dr. Connor stated that I could properly care for my own children. Judge Blankenship overlooked Dr. Connor’s statements that I was not dangerous and misused Dr. Connor’s findings for the benefit of the prosecution. Judge Blankenship knew that a $600,000 bond would make it nearly impossible for me to contribute to the defense of my case. She also thought it would bring an end to my writings dealing with corruption in the Dearborn County Government.

“Indictment for Intimidation of a Judge.” A grand jury in Dearborn County found that sometime in between August 1,2009 and February 27,2011, “Daniel Brewingotn did communicate a threat to another person, to wit: Dearborn-Ohio County Circuit Court Judge James D. Humphrey, with the intent that James D. Humphrey be placed in fear of retaliation for a prior lawful act.” Apparently, prosecutor Negangard duped a grand jury into believing that it was illegal for someone to make public statements about officers of the Court. Did I call Judge Humphrey a child abuser? Yes. Did I say that Judge Humphrey was an evil man? Yes. Did I ever threaten illegal behavior or action in retaliation against Judge Humphrey for being an evil child abuser? Never.

I’ve never contacted Judge Humphrey personally, have never seen him in public, nor have I ever attempted to contact any of his friends or family. I write things on the internet so Judge Humphrey had to physically visit internet websites in order to be offended. It would be like Nancy Pelosi complaining about the harsh criticism she receives when she watches FOX News. She has the ability to turn the channel if she doesn’t want to hear the criticism as an elected official. The big difference between Nancy Pelosi and Judge James D. Humphrey is that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder isn’t trying to prosecute Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck for calling Pelosi a communist who is trying to kill the unborn and the elderly in her quest to destroy the United States of America. In Dearborn County, Indiana, Prosecutor Negangard would hang Hannity and Beck if they said the same kind of things about James D. Humphrey.

Dearborn County Prosecutor Aaron Negangard is playing a very dangerous game with the freedoms that so many people fought and died to protect. Negangard is effectively creating a government controlled internet and media. If Negangard can prosecute me for publicly criticizing an elected Judge then he can do the same against any person who would have the “gaul” to criticize any of “Negangard’s” public officials. As Eric Stratton said in the movie Animal House, “They can’t do that to our pledges. Only we can do that to our pledges.”

So here I sit in the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center because I made some less than flattering comments about Prosecutor Negangard’s friend, James D. Humphrey. I’m not worried because justice will prevail in the end. It will prevail because Prosecutor Negangard doesn’t have any record of me making an illegal threat to Judge James D. Humphrey. To the few detractors who question the validity of my claim, ask yourself a simple question. What do you think would happen if I would have publicly inferred or stated that I was going to do something illegal in an attempt to bring harm to Judge James D. Humphrey and/or his family? I would have been the target of a federal investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The FBI isn’t concerned about my case because a nearby county sheriff sent me an email stating that he contacted the FBI in my favor. The sheriff also sent me an email encouraging me to continue fighting for my children and told me to retain legal counsel far from here. I have received the same kind of support from elected officials located in Dearborn County. Negangard is going to have a hard time attacking me for criticizing elected Dearborn County officials when I have emails from other Dearborn county officials who encourage my efforts. Do you know the reason they gave for not speaking up? They wrote that they were afraid that Negangard would retaliate against them, their families, friends, and/or organizations. That kind of wide spread fear is why I have to take a stand against government corruption in Dearborn county.

So here I sit as a political hostage in Dearborn County, Indiana, but just as in places like Egypt and Tunisia, there will be an uprising. The big difference is that it will be a peaceful one. Dearborn County cannot shut down the internet. James Humphrey and/or Aaron Negangard cannot declare martial law to help contain a publicity meltdown. They will only be able to watch their professional careers dwindle away due to their own actions and my public writings. Corrupted government officials like James Humphrey and Aaron Negangard will not out last truth and honesty and law. That is not a threat; it’s a promise.

Feel free to contact Dan Brewington or his family at

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Dan's Letter to the Indiana ACLU

Daniel P. Brewington

Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center

301 West High Street

Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

Attention: Kenneth Falk

Legal Director ACLU

1031 East Washington

Indianapolis, Indiana 46202

April 26, 2011

Dear Mr. Kenneth Falk,

My name is Dan Brewington and my insurance agent, xxx xxxxx of xxxxx, Indiana, suggested that I contact you. It is my understanding that you and Mr. xxxxx were involved in a case involving special needs people. I am currently being held in the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center on $500,000 surety and $100,000 cash bond. I am facing six charges, the worst of which is a class D felony; intimidating a judge by writing on the internet.

I was involved in a 2 ½ year divorce out of the Ripley Circuit Court. My ex-wife filed for divorce on January 8, 2007 and the final decree on dissolution was filed on August 18, 2009. (In an effort to keep the chain of events as brief as possible, I am just giving a brief synopsis of the problems that I encountered during the divorce proceedings.) The source of controversy surrounding my divorce proceedings came from the fact that Dr. Edward J. Connor PsyD. was not licensed to practice psychology in the State of Indiana. On February 21, 2008 Dr. Connor contacted Ripley Circuit Judge Carl Taul by letter stating the there were “numerous” errors and oversights” in Dr. Connor’s August 29, 2007 Child Custody Evaluation Report. As I was representing myself in my divorce, I requested a copy of the case file from Dr. Connor’s report per Dr. Connor’s contract and IC 31-17-2-12. Over the next several months, Dr. Connor and Judge Taul gave a variety of conflicting and false statements as to why I was/was not entitled to the case file. Judge Taul even claimed that there was a court order directing Dr. Connor to follow Kentucky law regarding the release of the file. “The order to the doctor was to release that which he is obligated to release under Kentucky law.” No such order, to follow Kentucky law in an Indiana court, exists on the record.

After the conflicting statements and ex parte communication between Judge Taul and Dr. Connor, I began to share my experiences on the internet. In September 2008, I created in an effort to reach out to other people who had troubles with the family court system. On December 5, 2008, Judge Taul recused himself due to the ongoing ex parte communication between himself and Dr. Connor. Shortly after, Dearborn Circuit Court Judge James D. Humphrey accepted the role as Special Judge for the Ripley Circuit Court. In February 2009, I created to help keep a growing number of readers updated on the situation. On April 29, 2009, Judge Humphrey held a hearing on my wife’s petition that requested the Court to force me to remove my internet content. Citing Gregory v. Manning, I successfully argued that my writings were neither harmful nor harassing to my daughters or their mother.

The three day final hearing on my divorce took place on May 27, June 2, and June 3, 2009. During the hearings, no one party made any mention of terminating my parenting time. There was no testimony or evidence that suggested that my three and five year old daughters had ever been injured, abused, or neglected while in my care. Even as a hostile witness, Dr. Connor’s report and testimony stated that I could continue to care for my daughters three days a week. Following the final hearing, I continued to care for my daughters every Wednesday, Friday, and every third Monday, and equal weekends, just as I had done during the course of the entire divorce. On August 18, 2009, without warning, Judge Humphrey terminated all of my parenting time.

“The Court is most concerned about Husband’s irrational behavior and attacks on Dr. Connor.” Judge James D. Humphrey terminated my parenting time with my three and five year old daughters because I spoke out about the court’s expert. Judge Humphrey also listed my ADHD as a reason that I “might” be a “potential” danger to my children. I continued to write about my situation and I soon became the subject of a national article “The War Against Fathers” by conservative columnist, Mike Adams on People from around the country began calling the Dearborn Circuit Court Office to express their outrage with the situation. Shortly after, I was under investigation by the Dearborn County Special Crimes Unit. (SCU)

On October 8, 2009, I received a voice message from SCU Detective Mike Kreinhop, who is the current sheriff of Dearborn County. (Voicemail can be heard on Mr. Kreinhop stated that someone made a complaint about my writings and he wanted to get “my side” of the story. When I returned Kreinhop’s call, Kreinhop refused to give me any details as to the nature of the case unless I met with Kreinhop in Dearborn County. Due to the suspicious nature of the conversation, I had Cincinnati lawyer Robert G. Kelly try to contact Detective Kreinhop. Kreinhop failed to return Mr. Kelly’s calls for two weeks. When Kreinhop finally returned Mr. Kelly’s calls, Kreinhop refused to speak with Mr. Kelly about the investigation and refused to meet with Mr. Kelly in Dearborn County. After Mr. Kelly told Kreinhop that his client would not participate in an investigation in the absence of an explanation of who filed the complaint or what the complaint specifically pertained to, Detective Kreinhop ignored Mr. Kelly’s statements and showed up, unannounced at my home in Norwood, Ohio. Kreinhop failed to notify my lawyer or the Norwood Police Department. Kreinhop’s unannounced three hour visit on November 2, 2009 was the last that I heard about the SCU’s secret investigation until June 9, 2010.

On June 9, 2010, I received a phone call from my then divorce lawyer, Ryan P. Ray. Mr. Ray stated that he just go off the phone with Judge Humphrey and opposing counsel. Judge Humphrey informed both lawyers that he was recusing himself because Judge Humphrey discovered that there was an SCU investigation of me that pertained to the Judge. Soon after, I filed a complaint against Dearborn County Prosecutor F. Aaron Negangard with the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission. Prosecutor Negangard is the head of, and has administrative control over the Special Crimes Unit. At the time, I assumed that Dr. Edward J. Connor made the initial complaint against me in Dearborn County. Dr. Connor had a history of contacting other judges and prosecutors in efforts to retaliate against me because of my internet writings. Judge Humphrey could not have filed the complaint because he continued to preside over my case for nearly nine months after the SCU investigation began. Dr. Connor did not live or work in Indiana because he was not licensed to practice psychology in the state of Indiana until after he performed the child custody evaluation. Neither my ex-wife nor I ever resided in Dearborn County. None of my internet writings originated in Dearborn County. Any issues regarding my case fell under the jurisdiction of Ripley County because my case was out of the Ripley Circuit Court. My complaint dealt with how Prosecutor Negangard was using the federally funded SCU to investigate/ harass me outside the jurisdiction of Dearborn County because I exercised my First Amendment Right to Free Speech. I amended my complaint against Prosecutor Negangard after I filed a public records request for the record pertaining to the SCU’s alleged investigation of Dan Brewington. Prosecutor Negangard denied my request stating that Indiana law prohibited the release of investigatory records. I informed Negangard that Indiana law clearly states that the release of investigatory records is a discretionary matter because police have the ability to release crime scene photos, videos, and other evidence to the public in efforts to apprehend suspected criminals. I forwarded that information to Prosecutor Negangard at approximately 10:30am on July 12, 2010. Prosecutor Negangard promptly returned my email later that day. At 4:45pm on July 12, 2010, Prosecutor Negangard informed me that I was wrong about the laws pertaining to the release of investigatory records. Prosecutor F. Aaron Negangard also informed me that he was going to “make every effort to prosecute” me. I did not hear back from Dearborn County or the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission until February, 2011. In a letter dated February 10, 2011, Chief Justice Randall Shepard dismissed my complaint against Prosecutor F. Aaron Negangard. Five days later, Prosecutor Negangard made good on his word to “make every effort to prosecute” me by making me the target of a grand jury investigation. After a lengthy, day-long grand jury preceding on February 28, 2011, the grand jury returned six indictments; three counts of Intimidation, Attempt to Commit Obstruction of Justice, Perjury, and Unlawful Disclosure of a Grand Jury Proceeding.

“The law is settled that as a general matter the First Amendment prohibits government officials from subjecting an individual to retaliatory actions, including criminal prosecutions, for speaking out.” Hartman V Moore, 547 U.S. I am in the Dearborn County jail on $600,000 bond because I spoke out against a corrupt county government. Dearborn Superior Court II Judge Sally Blankenship stated in the Court’s Order Setting Bond that I was “a threat to community and/or individual safety.” Judge Blankenship went on to write, “The State provided evidence that the Defendant has a history of not following Court orders and a general disdain for the authority of the Court and the legal system.” The only trial that I have been involved with was my 2 ½ year divorce trial where I never missed a court date and I was never held in contempt of court. I voluntarily appeared before the grand jury on February 28, 2011. I voluntarily turned myself in to the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center after the filing of the warrants. Judge Blankenship wrote, “the custodial evaluation stated that Daniel Brewington’s writings are similar to those of who have committed crimes against their families.” There is no such statement in Dr. Connor’s August 29, 2007 evaluation or in Dr. Connor’s April 16, 2008 addendum to the evaluation. Judge Blankenship also stated that Dr. Connor’s “psychiatric test results of Daniel Brewington indicate that he has a degree of psychological disturbance that is concerning and does not lend itself to proper parenting”. In fact, all of the reasons Judge Blankenship gave as to why I “may” present a “danger” to society did not justify terminating my parenting time in Dr. Connor’s professional opinion. Dr. Connor was aware of all of my actions listed in Judge Blankenship’s March 11, 2011 bond order. Dr. Connor’s report and testimony state that my actions/test results should NOT prevent me from exercising normal parenting time with my three and five year daughters. Despite Dr. Connor finding that I did not present a danger to my children or their mother, Judge Blankenship interpreted Dr. Connor’s findings to be that a $600,000 bond was necessary to protect the public from me.

Judge Blankenship’s actions were retaliatory in nature as well. A few weeks prior to being arrested, I discovered that Judge Blankenship publicly endorsed Midwest Data, the IT firm of the Dearborn County Prosecutor’s office and the Dearborn County Court. As my case would involve IP addresses and other technical data, I publicly addressed the fact that Judge Blankenship endorsed a potential witness. I also informed Prosecutor Negangard of Judge Blankenship’s conflict of interest, which was a violation of the Indiana Judicial Code of Conduct, as a judge is not allowed to lend the prestige of the judicial office to private business. Midwest Data pulled Judge Blankenship’s endorsements from their website, Judge Blankenship set my bond for $600,000 on March 11, 2011 and then recused herself on March 17, 2011 stating, “To avoid the appearance of bias or prejudice, no judicial officer in Dearborn County is able to hear this matter.”

The injustice made a seamless transition to the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center as DCLEC officials are obstructing my treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). On March 15 ,2011, DCLEC officials told my mother that they could not give me my Ritalin prescription because they claimed Ritalin was not allowed in the DCLEC. When I raised the issue that courts have ruled that it is a due process violation to deprive an inmate of their mental health at trial, on March 31, 2011, DCLEC Captain Dave Hall stated I could take my medication. Later that day, my mother brought in my Ritalin prescription. My treating physician at the Affinity Center in Cincinnati, Ohio prescribes 50mgs of Ritalin 4 times a day. It was the same dose I had been taking for almost nine years, but I never got the opportunity to take my prescription at the DCLEC.

“You over medicated”, stated Dr. Nadir Al-Shami, the DCLEC doctor. Dr. Al-Shami showed me a pocket reference book for drug prescriptions and claimed that the ADHD specialists at The Affinity Center were mistreating my ADHD. Rather than allow me to take my Ritalin prescription as prescribed by my doctor and therapist (50mgs 4 times a day), Dr. Al-Shami said I could only take 30mgs of Ritalin; once in the morning and once at night. Either the DCLEC doctor is incompetent or the DCLEC is trying to harm me by maliciously tampering with my regularly prescribed dosage. Ritalin is a four hour acting drug and taking the medication in the morning and night leaves huge gaps in treatment. Another notable point is that Ritalin is prescribed to treat narcolepsy, so Dr. Al-Shami is trying to force me to take an anti-sleep drug just before bed. As I do not abuse prescription medication, nor take medications against my doctor’s orders, I refrained from taking my Ritalin under Dr. Al-Shami’s order; especially as I would not have been able to sleep at night. When I appealed Dr. Al-Shami’s order to Dearborn County Sheriff Mike Kreinhop, the DCLEC decided to obtain my records from my treatment providers at The Affinity Center.

“There is no longer any question about the positive dose effect for stimulant medications(which often exceed FDA approved maximum dosing guidelines) or about the fact that adults benefit the most from these higher doses. Drs. Wilens, Biederman, and Spencer(leading experts in research and treatment of ADHD at The Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital) have articulated these findings both in The Affinity Center’s professional conversations with them over the past 11 years as well as in their published work, dating as far back as 2002.” This was a statement by my treating ADHD physician, Dr. Doug Logan, in Dr. Logan’s April 5, 2011 letter to the DCLEC. After receiving Dr. Logan’s letter explaining higher Ritalin dosages, the DCLEC declined my request to take my Ritalin prescription as prescribed and continued to order that I take 30mgs in the morning and 30 mgs just before bed.

Dearborn County keeps punishing me because I continue to exercise my right to First Amendment Speech. First, Judge James D. Humphrey took away my right to be a parent. Then, Prosecutor F. Aaron Negangard and then SCU Detective Mike Kreinhop tried to intimidate me with their “secret investigation.” Several months later Prosecutor Negangard caused Judge Humphrey to recuse himself from my case by involving Judge Humphrey in the “secret investigation.” When my complaint against Prosecutor Negangard was dismissed by Chief Justice Randall Shepard, Prosecutor Negangard went on the warpath, making good on his promise the he “would make every effort to prosecute” me. Once Dearborn County succeeded in incarcerating me, they maliciously interfered with my ADHD treatment as the DCLEC will only give me my medication if I take lesser and more infrequent dosages than prescribed by my doctor. When I refused to take Ritalin at night, Dr. Nadir Al-Shami opined that I was fine and didn’t need my prescription. Dearborn County took away my children, my freedom, and even my mental health but they still can’t take away my First Amendment Right to Free Speech because I continue to write and post information on the internet through other people.

I lost the ability to see my children because I spoke out against an unlicensed court expert, due process violations, and ex parte communication. Ironically, Judge Humphrey ruled that my ADHD made me potentially dangerous yet the DCLEC doctor claims that I do not need treatment because I am fine. Every day the international news buzzes about political prisoners and those who are imprisoned for speaking their political and social beliefs, yet I only had to travel to Dearborn County, Indiana to face the same kind of tyrannical injustice. I just hope the ACLU could provide some insight or assistance in battling such tyranny.

For more resources and information check out:

www.voy.vom/204962 (Dearborn County Public Forum)

Thank you very much for your time.

Dan Brewington

Thursday, April 21, 2011

I Have ADHD but Dearborn County has the Problem

April 20, 2011


I have ADHD but Dearborn County has the problem.

Judge James D. Humphrey terminated my parenting time because he felt that my ADHD made me dangerous. Dearborn County Prosecutor Aaron Negangard had me arrested for publicly criticizing Judge Humphrey’s actions. Now the Dearborn County Law Enforcement center doctor, Dr. Nadir Al-Shami, doesn’t think my ADHD is a problem. Better yet, Dr. Al-Shami’s professional opinion is that I do not need treatment for my ADHD. Now Prosecutor Negangard has a problem. Which Dearborn County official is lying? Lucky for me, Negangard can try to figure it all out at my trial.

On August 29, 2007, Dr. Edward J. Connor wrote that he had difficulties understanding me because I had severe ADHD. He later stated that my writings were confusing and difficult to follow. When I requested copies of the information from which Dr. Connor drew his conclusion, Dr. Connor ran for cover and had Ripley Circuit Judge Carl Taul lie about why I wasn’t entitled to the records against me. So I began writing about Dr. Connor’s and Judge Taul’s unethical and illegal conduct. Judge Taul withdrew from my case because of his own illegal conduct. That’s when Dearborn Circuit Court Judge James D. Humphrey took over as Special Judge for the Ripley County Court. Judge Humphrey punished me for writing about Judge Taul’s and Dr. Connor’s unethical and illegal conduct. Judge Humphrey terminated my parenting time with my 3 & 5 year old daughters stating that I had severe ADHD, so I wrote about Judge Humphrey’s vindictive actions on the internet. I wrote about how Dr. Connor tried to protect his own backside, how Judge Taul tried to protect Dr. Connor and then how Judge Humphrey tried to protect Connor and Taul. When no one was available to “protect” Humphrey from public criticism Dearborn County Prosecutor Aaron Negangard and the Special Crimes Unit stepped up to cover everyone.

Only in Dearborn County could Dearborn County officials sabotage their own illegal prosecution. From the beginning of my incarceration at the DCLEC, the DCLEC has refused to allow me to take my regular Ritalin prescription. The DCLEC doctor, Dr. Nadir Al-Shami, tried to modify the dose prescribed by my doctor without consulting with my doctor. When I refused to abuse my regular prescription, Dr. Al-Shami said that I was fine without my Ritalin prescription. Now I can call Dr. Al-Shami to testify in my trial. I have exposed Judge Humphrey and Dr. Connor on the internet because they used my ADHD as an argument as to why I “may” be dangerous. I’ll use Dr. Al-Shami’s testimony to demonstrate that my public criticism of Judge Humphrey and Dr. Connor is well justified.

If Dearborn County wasn’t toying with the lives of my two precious daughters this situation would be comical. Prosecutor Negangard will have to attack the credibility of the DCLEC’s Dr. Nadir Al-Shami to protect his make believe case against me. If he doesn’t, Negangard will have let the DCLEC doctor destroy the credibility of the two main witnesses in his case. If Negangard destroys the credibility of Dr. Al-Shami to protect Judge Humphrey and Dr. Connor then the DCLEC is staring down the barrel of a massive lawsuit for employing a quack doctor.

This is what happens when government officials become complacent with their corruption. Arrogance and self inflated invincibility are major components of the professional demise of corrupted government officials. Negangard is entitled to his own opinions but not his own set of facts and truths, and the sad truth for Negangard is that I am using corrupted Dearborn County officials against other corrupted Dearborn County officials to my benefit. Note to Aaron: Illegal investigations and prosecutions are always a bad idea. I want to thank everyone for their ongoing support.

How It Feels to Have ADHD

April 20, 2011


How it feels to have ADHD.

Imagine being locked in a small room with 5 radios that are set on different stations; all playing at the same time. Try adding a lawn mower to the mix. Then have someone randomly flush toilets and open and shut doors. Now imagine all of this commotion going on practically every moment of your life. Welcome to the world of this ADHD adult while in the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center.

Commotion to an ADHD sufferer is either a thrill ride or a living hell; there really isn’t an “in between”. Let me give you an example of what I’m talking about. Prior to being treated for ADHD I worked at a bar/restaurant called Barleycorn’s. Nothing could be more hectic than working a short staffed, weekend nightshift. Non-stop action: bussing tables, taking orders, filling drinks, serving food etc.; all varying objects of endless chaos that I could take hold of, tackle, and conquer. The louder and busier, the better. On the flipside there are occasions where the commotion is hellish. I remember a specific day in an economics class when I attended the University of Cincinnati. I remember surveying the room and noticing that I was the only person not focusing on the lecture. How could I? Some of the students were sporadically clearing their throats. The windows were open, the sounds of a lawnmower were roaring in. And who could forget the clock on the wall that sounded like the Liberty Bell ringing on your head every time a hand moved? Probably everyone but me.

I’ve always said that prior to my ADHD treatment at The Affinity Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, my mind was like a tornado in a library. After being treated by The Affinity Center, my mind was like a tornado in a library but all the books were whirling into place. I could control and conquer the madness at Barleycorn’s but I didn’t stand a chance against the Liberty Bell and lawnmower during economics class. But it isn’t about controlling external elements it’s about trying to control an ADHD mind.

“How many ADHD kids does it take to screw in a light bulb? Wanna go ride bikes?” That’s my favorite ADHD joke because it explains how an ADHD mind often works. An ADHD mind is constantly being pummeled by interior and exterior stimuli. That’s what makes it so difficult for an ADHD mind to focus. It’s worse than my analogy about being locked in a room with the 5 radios, a lawnmower, etc.,, because the stimuli doesn’t stop there. My mind doesn’t hear “noise”, it hears many things going on at the same time and then it’s off to the races because the sound triggers a tidal wave of insignificant thoughts that I don’t have time to deal with. “Is the lawnmower engine a Honda or Briggs and Stratton?” “When was the last time I drained the oil in my lawnmower?” “I remember seeing the big windmills when my cousin Tony and I drove to Pennsylvania to pick up a golf course reel mower.” “I’d really like to go golfing right now.”

That’s how my mind operated before I was treated for ADHD by The Affinity Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Through testing, therapy, and treatment, The Affinity Center helped me organize my mind. It was as if they installed a traffic cop in my mind that would block “nonessential” traffic; he just makes the traffic wait for an appropriate time to pass. When the information gets past the traffic cop, the librarian is there to put all to the books in place.

My mind flourished during the 9+ years of treatment at The Affinity Center. I had the opportunity to relearn how to learn. I no longer had to battle the nonessential stimuli that tried to break into my mind. I was committed to making my mind run as efficiently as possible. Everything was running smooth until Dearborn County Prosecutor Aaron Negangard had me arrested because I exercised my 1st Amendment right to free speech. That’s when Sheriff Mike Kreinhop and the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center decided to maliciously sabotage my mental health.

The DCLEC doctor, Nadir Al-Shami, graduated from school in Istanbul, Turkey in 1962. It may have been his fine 1960’s Turkish medical training that motivated Dr. Al-Shami to try to force me to abuse my Ritalin prescription. Dr. Al-Shami, won’t allow me to take my prescription as prescribed by my doctor. He even wants me to take Ritalin at night, just before bed so I would have no chance of sleeping. Since I am a person who refuses to abuse prescription medication, Dr. Nadir Al-Shami and the DCLEC are forcing me to go without my Ritalin because I refuse to take medication against my doctor’s orders. After being in the DCLEC, I have slowly found my way back into the room with all of the commotion. Why: Because Dearborn County punishes whistleblowers.

I’m not going to lie; it’s getting harder to function mentally. The “professionals” at the DCLEC think I do not need treatment because I look fine to them. I’m an upbeat person who is friendly to all so the DCLEC “professionals” do not believe that I suffer from severe ADHD. I guess they are waiting for me to be depressed or to get angry. Judge Humphrey terminated my parenting time because there were “fears” that I would not take my medication. Now the DCLEC won’t let me continue treatment for the condition that Judge Humphrey used to rationalize making two little girls fatherless. Now the blazing irony of the situation is that while the DCLEC is trying to torture me mentally, the DCLEC is demonstrating that I was justified in my public exposure revealing Judge Humphrey’s conduct. Now Dr. Nadir Al-Shami will be pitted against Judge James D. Humphrey because even the DCLEC doctor doesn’t believe that my ADHD, even while left untreated, is a danger to anyone. Keep digging your hole Dearborn County.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Crimes that I could have been accused of to get a lower bond.

While sitting in the Dearborn County Jail I have discovered that I have a higher bond than anyone that I’ve met. In fact my $600,000 bond is at least twice as much as other bonds. While watching the local news, I’ve noticed that my bond is higher than most of the people who are arrested and are featured in the news broadcasts. So I thought I would list some of the charges I “could have” been accused of that would have given me a lesser bond. What’s different about this blog is I have asked some of my fellow inmates for help in listing charges.

Selling heroin in a school zone.

Beating a child.

Robbing a Walgreens pharmacy, with or without a gun.

Participating in a drive by shooting.

Vehicular homicide while intoxicated.

Leaving the scene of a vehicular homicide.

“Storing” my own children in cages.

Attempted murder.

Child molestation.

Manufacturing methamphetamines.

Assault on a police officer.

Kidnapping/criminal confinement.

Battery with bodily harm.

Illegal sale of firearms.

Possession of illegal machine guns.


Insider trading.



Junk bond trading.

Any Wall Street crime.


Discharging a firearm in public.

Election fraud.

I haven’t been accused of any of the above crimes. The only “crime” I’m guilty of is telling the truth about Dearborn County corruption. Judge Sally Blankenship conspired with Aaron Negangard and Judge James D. Humphrey to try to keep me from publicly speaking the truth. Judge Blankenship lied in the bond order, set my bond at $600,000, then disqualified herself. Apparently there is no greater charge in Dearborn County than being a whistleblower. Keep grasping for straws Prosecutor Negangard. I’ll see you in court.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Sheriff Kreinhop, "Secret Investigation", Ritalin, and Mr. Kelly

April 13, 2011


The Unethical Conduct of Dearborn County Sheriff Mike Kreinhop

Sheriff Mike Kreinhop knows how to play the Dearborn County game. The key to winning “Dearborn County Style” is to control as many factors as possible; even if it is unethical and/or illegal.

My first encounter with Kreinhop came before he was elected Dearborn County Sheriff. On October 8, 2009, Mike Kreinhop contacted me claiming to be a detective with the Dearborn County Special Crimes Unit (SCU). Detective Kreinhop stated that the head of the SCU, Dearborn County Prosecutor Aaron Negangard, initiated an investigation of me because “someone” made a complaint about my internet writings. Detective Kreinhop refused to tell me who filed the complaint and refused to give any details of the investigation. Detective Kreinhop stated he could not discuss any details of my case unless I travelled to Dearborn County. As I was concerned about the suspicious nature of Detective Kreinhop’s alleged “secret” investigation, I had my Ohio lawyer, Robert G. Kelly, contact Detective Kreinhop to see why Detective Kreinhop would only discuss the investigation if I was physically in Dearborn County. It didn’t come as any surprise that Detective Kreinhop did not return Mr. Kelly’s calls immediately. In fact, it took Detective Kreinhop nearly two weeks to return Mr. Kelly’s calls. When Mr. Kelly finally made contact with Detective Kreinhop, Kreinhop refused to give Mr. Kelly any details of the investigation. Mr. Kelly even offered to travel to Dearborn Count to speak with the detective but Kreinhop refused to meet with Mr. Kelly if I was not present. Mr. Kelly told Detective Kreinhop that I would not be traveling to Dearborn County and/or participating in any investigation if Detective Kreinhop was unwilling to discuss the nature of the investigation. Rather than following the directions of my lawyer, Detective Kreinhop ignored Mr. Kelly’s statements and went looking for me in Norwood, Ohio.

On November 2, 2009, SCU Detective Mike Kreinhop arrived at my residence in Norwood, Ohio without warning. Detective Kreinhop claimed he made the 45 minute trip from Dearborn County just to confirm what Mr. Kelly said about me not participating in the Special Crime Unit’s secret investigation of my internet writings. Kreinhop was adamant about keeping his trip to Norwood a secret because he failed to report his out-of-state “adventure” to the authorities at the Norwood Police Department.

Even though Detective Kreinhop claimed that the purpose of his trip was to “confirm” that I wouldn’t be participating in Aaron Negangard’s secret investigation, Kreinhop hung around for over 3 hours. I think Kreinhop’s goal was to try to appear as if he were on my side. Detective Kreinhop talked about how Judge James D. Humphrey and Dr. Edward J. Connor retaliated against me for publicizing their actions. After reading my internet postings, court records, and meeting with Dr. Edward J. Connor, Kreinhop stated that he believed that Judge Humphrey became defensive and that Dr. Connor went on the offensive. After traveling to Norwood, Ohio against the advice of my lawyer, Robert Kelly, Kreinhop “advised” me not to challenge Judge Humphrey and Dr. Connor on my own and to hire an attorney to challenge their authority. What Kreinhop and Negangard don’t realize is that I have a fairly accurate “record” of the events on November 2, 2009.

Fast forwarding to the present, Mike Kreinhop is the new sheriff of Dearborn County. Sheriff Kreinhop also has administrative control over issues in the jail that directly pertain to me. The two main issues are my Ritalin prescription and Robert Kelly.

During his stint as the lead detective in the secret investigation of my internet writings, Kreinhop reviewed court documents and spoke with Dr. Connor. Dr. Connor and the court claimed that my ADHD could cause me to be dangerous. Dr. Connor expressed extreme “concern” about what would happen if I were to stop taking my Ritalin prescription. So what did Sheriff Kreinhop and the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center (DELEC) do? They have fought to keep my Ritalin prescription away from me. First they wouldn’t let me take it. Then they had the jail doctor recommend that I take my Ritalin before bed; not a wise recommendation as Ritalin is used to treat Narcolepsy. Whatever the case may be, either Kreinhop believes that Humphrey and Connor’s statements about ADHD being dangerous are false, or Kreinhop is working hard to make me as unstable and dangerous as possible. (I do not present a danger to anyone).

The other issue at hand is Sheriff Kreinhop is doing everything in his power to prohibit Robert Kelly from having a contact visit with his client. Kreinhop claims there is an unwritten rule that lawyers not licensed in Indiana are not allowed to have contact visits with clients. That means that Mr. Kelly is unable to review documents with me. When I informed Sheriff Kreinhop that Mr. Kelly did not need to be licensed in Indiana to file a federal civil rights lawsuit in an Indiana District Court Kreinhop stated he needed proof. Kreinhop is doing everything he can to keep Mr. Kelly out of the DCLEC because Mr. Kelly may be filing a lawsuit against the DCLEC.

What criminals like Prosecutor Negangard and Sheriff Kreinhop fail to understand is that truth and honesty are going to prevail in this matter. I have talked to my lawyer, Robert Kelly, and he said he is going to pay the $160 to get admitted by the Indiana Southern District Court and he is going to meet with me in the DCLEC so we can asses our federal options. Kreinhop and Negangard will soon come to realize that there is a world outside of Dearborn County.

So there you have it. Justice will prevail in my case because I do not have to resort to trickery and dishonesty. Kreinhop and Negangard can only block out the outside world for so long. They can’t beat integrity and persistence. The “Dearborn County Style” of play is not going to be the winning strategy this time.

Importance of ALL Evidence

April 13, 2011


Sergeant Rod McGownd is mad at me.

“Sergeant Rod” is a correctional officer at the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center. For some reason Sergeant Rod wanted to argue about placing the envelopes from my mail with my personal items. It shounldn’t have been a shock to him because I have requested that the DCLEC save all of my envelopes from the beginning.

When an inmate receives mail, the jail discards the envelopes. If there is a return address on the envelope, they will tear it off for you or let you write it down before they discard the envelope. I imagine the DCLEC worries about people trying to sneak contraband in the folds of the envelopes. I have made it clear to several jail officials that my lawyer told me to save and document everything. As it seems likely that I will pursue action against the DCLEC, Dearborn County and some Dearborn County officials, everything with my name on it can be considered evidence. Any lawyer will tell you that you never want to find yourself saying, “Man, I wish I would have saved that for court.” Hindsight is 20/20: realizing that you threw away valuable evidence is heart breaking.

“You don’t have to be a bitch about it:, said Sergeant Rod McGownd. I received 3 cards on 4/11/11. I already had the addresses of the 1st two envelopes so they could go straight to my personal effects. The 3rd envelope came from a friend of my mother. I didn’t have the Florida address so I asked Sergeant Rod to tear off the return address for me. Sergeant Rob preceded to ask me if he could discard the envelope as if it was some kind of incredible burden to place 3 envelopes in my personal belonging instead of just 2. “Why”, he asked just like Sergeant Rob has asked before. Once again I explained that my lawyer told me to keep everything because it could be evidence. Sergeant Rod then informed me that my attorney’s advice was stupid. I then told Sergeant McGownd that it was obvious that he was not a lawyer. That’s when Sergeant Rod told me that I didn’t “have to be a bitch about it.”

My mother would not be pleased to know that Sergeant Rod resorted to calling me a bitch; not because she is an over protective mother but because she is a retired 8th grade teacher. Ask a middle school teacher how they feel about a student saying “you don’t have to be a bitch about it.: It’s like nails on a chalkboard. But that’s what DCLEC officials have resorted to: rather than respect my request to save evidence they want to be name calling obstructionists.

Sergeant Rod’s actions are right in line with some of Dearborn County’s other “fine” officials. Rather than respect my rights as a person or inmate, he wants to argue over my right to preserve evidence and build a case for myself. I guess I should expect that from an institution like the DCLEC who denies me medical treatment and access to my lawyer. But that’s the game Dearborn County likes to play with Dan Brewington. My game is much different. I keep the public informed of Dearborn County’s unethical/illegal conduct. Will Dearborn County officials retaliate against me for exposing their actions? We will have to wait and see. In the meantime, I’ll keep you posted.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The First in a Series of Online Articles

This is the first in a series of online articles about Dan's story written by Sonya Sweet Covert.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Intentional Medical Abuse Continues


April 12, 2011

Today I received a response from DCLEC Captain Dave Hall regarding the grievance I filed about my Ritalin prescription. Captain Hall’s 4/7/11 response to my 4/5/11 grievance helps confirm that Captain Dave Hall and the DCLEC Doctor, Dr. Al-Shami, appeared to be conspiring with prosecutor Aaron Negangard and Sheriff Kreinhop to deprive me of my civil rights.

“Our only purpose was to verify dosage. Records had already been received prior to this grievance. Dr. Al-Shami’s order stands”. Captain Hall’s response reeks of arrogance, stupidity, and vengeance. The arrogance is demonstrated by Captain Hall’s refusal to allow an inmate to continue treatment that is based upon the findings of professionals at Harvard Medical School. Captain Hall’s stupidity is demonstrated by the fact that Captain Hall doesn’t mind putting in writing that he believes that the DCLEC doctor has a better understanding of my ADHD treatment than my treating professionals at the Affinity Center in Cincinnati, Ohio and the research professionals at Harvard Medical School. Captain Hall’s vengeance shines through because his actions are meant to bring me harm.

Captain Hall verified that Dr. Al-Shami changed my prescription without consulting with my treating therapist and or doctor. Then Captain Hall stated that the prescription orders of the DCLEC doctor still stood true. Captain Hall is well aware that if I took Ritalin at night per Dr. Al-Shami’s orders, I would not be able to sleep. Captain Hall knows that he can deprive me of my Ritalin prescription by refusing to give me the dosage prescribed by my doctor because I do not abuse prescription medication, as taking medication against the orders of the prescribing doctors is abusive and illegal.

Captain Hall’s actions do have an upside I guess, higher courts have ruled that an inmate cannot be deprived of their mental health at trial so I will be able to appeal any adverse ruling. Another upside is that higher courts have ruled that the refusal of adequate medical treatment is considered cruel and unusual punishment. Dearborn County isn’t refusing to give me my Ritalin prescription, Dearborn County is trying to force me to abuse my prescription by not following my doctor’s orders. That gives me another cause of action to sue Dearborn County.

Please contact:

Dearborn County Sheriff Mike Kreinhop, at the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department, 301 West High Street, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025, 812-537-8700.

Prosecutor Aaron Negangard, 215 West High Street, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025, 812-537-8884 or 812-584-5995 cell.

Indiana ACLU, 1031 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202, 317-635-4059.

to let them know that Dearborn County should not force inmates to abuse prescription medication if the inmates need treatment. Please forward this to every medical and law enforcement official that you know to make people aware of Dearborn County’s dangerous and illegal practices.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Affinity Center Responds

The Affinity Center Letter

The Affinity Center in Montgomery, (Cincinnati) Ohio specializes in the treatment of ADHD. They have treated Dan for over 9 years and he is very pleased. Their thoroughness, professionalism, and integrity is a far cry from the reckless behavior of The Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center and their "doctor", who felt it unnecessary to contact Dan's treating physicians before adjusting his prescription medication. Above is The Affinity Center's response.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A Second Letter from Dan

DCLEC Inmate Request Form


April 3, 2011

Dearborn County’s Elite Club.

Judge James D. Humphrey is a member. So is Prosecutor Aaron Negangard. The County’s leading psychological expert, Dr. Edward J. Connor was a member long before he was licensed to practice psychology in the state of Indiana. Now I would like to introduce the newest member of Dearborn County’s elite club, Dearborn County Law enforcement Center(DCLEC), Captain David Hall.

Captain Dave Hall is the head, or “warden” of the jail at the DCLEC. He is also the newest member to the Dearborn County Liar’s Club.

Becoming a member of the Dearborn county Liar’s club is no easy task. This elite society of liars is reserved to only arrogant, self-preserving liars. Membership is usually attained by telling a very good “oops, we gotta cover our a**” kind of lie, and Captain Hall initiated himself with style and grace.

I have been seeking treatment for ADHD at The Affinity Center in Montgomery (Cincinnati), Ohio since January 2002. Through extensive testing, analysis, and evaluation, the therapists and doctors at The Affinity Center determined that I should be prescribed 50 mgs of Ritalin, 4 times a day. Prior to my incarceration at the DCLEC, I had been taking that dose for nearly nine years. When my mother tried to give my prescription to the DCLEC, she was informed that Ritalin was not permitted in the jail. Tough luck, huh Dan? Not so fast…

If you are going to deny me my civil rights in jail, you might not want to give me access to the law computer during my stay in the DCLEC. In U.S. v. Brandon (1998) the 6th circuit court ruled that depriving a person of their normal state of mind in a criminal trial is a violation of Due Process. In Naked City v. State (1984) the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled that deliberately denying a prisoner reasonable medical treatment is cruel and unusual punishment. I forwarded the information to Captain Hall along with the threat of a hunger strike. The following day and two missed meals later, Captain Hall wanted to talk.

First I would like to say that the hunger strike had little to do with Captain Hall’s decision. He would probably rather see me pass out from starvation so I would be unable to continue to point out “irregularities” in the way he runs his jail. Captain Hall claimed that he was going to make an exception and allow me to take my Ritalin prescription. Captain Hall made this allowance because he claimed that I was representing myself. When I told Captain Hall that I was represented by a court appointed public defender, Captain Hall still claimed that I was representing myself but with assistance from my public defender, John Watson. I have no idea why Captain Hall would lie about something like that. My court documents clearly state that I am represented by John Watson. Many of you may be asking “Why would Captain Hall lie like that?” Probably because it’s a lot easier than saying “congratulations Dan Brewington, your case law findings demonstrate that our prescription policies at the DCLEC are unconstitutional.” But that’s not the big lie. Rather than keep his word and allow me to take my Ritalin prescription per well-defined case law, Captain Dave Hall pulled out a secret weapon: the DCLEC quac…I mean doctor.

“You over-medicated” stated the thick accented DCLEC doctor as he flipped through a paperback book with medication listings. I began to wonder why I spent all that time and money going to the ADHD specialists at The Affinity Center in Montgomery(Cincinnati), Ohio. Why did I need the extensive therapy/ treatment sessions? Why did I have to undergo all of the psychological testing and evaluations? Why did The Affinity Center take so much time carefully monitoring the increase of my Ritalin dosage when they could have just referenced the jail doctor’s pocket medicine reference book? If The Affinity Center hired the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center’s doctor, they wouldn’t have had to waste so much money on psychologists, psychiatrists, evaluations, materials, etc… The DCLEC doctor has the ability to look at a patient and his trusty pocket reference and draw precise conclusions about a patient’s mental health treatment. In my case the DCLEC doctor recommended that I take 30mgs of Ritalin, once in the morning and once at night when the jail passes out medications; usually at 9:30am and 8:00pm. The DCLEC doctor must be a true visionary in the treatment of ADHD. Who else would have thought that taking a 4 hour dose of Ritalin at 9:30am would be sufficient to treat someone for nearly 11 hours? Better yet, the DCLEC doctor recommended that I take a 4 hour dose of Ritalin just 2 ½ hours before 10:30pm lockdown. The DCLEC doctor wanted to ensure that I was focused and mentally alert while I try to fall asleep.

Putting all sarcasm aside, Captain Dave Hall is playing a very dangerous game by lying to inmates about their mental health treatment. Even more detrimental to the health and safety of inmates is Captain Dave Hall’s reliance on a doctor that disregards the recommendations and orders of inmates’ treating doctors and therapists. In my case, either Captain hall’s doctor didn’t read in his little book that Ritalin was a 4 hour medication, or the doctor is intentionally toying with my proper medication dosage in an effort to bring me harm. The DCLEC doctor also refused to call my doctor and/or therapist at The Affinity Center to see why my prescription states “50 mgs, 4 times a day.” The DCLEC doctor claims that his pocket reference trumped all of the scientific findings and analysis by The Affinity Center during the course of my 9 year treatment. Captain Hall and the DCLEC doctor are giving The Affinity Center the same kind of personal respect that Dr. Edward J. Connor and Judge James D. Humphrey offered. They all want the professionals at The Affinity Center to stay the h*** away from Dearborn County because credible professionals always pose a great risk to the Dearborn County’s elite society.

So here is a personal memo to the newest member of the Dearborn County Liar’s Club, Captain Dave Hall; ”Enjoy yourself while it lasts because your little society is going to come toppling down soon.”

Thank you for your ongoing support. Feel free to mail me at:

Dan Brewington, C/O DCLEC, 301 West High Street, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025(Please include your name with your return address and no pencil writings allowed)

Dan Brewington