Post by Helen Dagner on Oct 25, 2012 23:22:39 GMT -5
(Under Construction)~I want to start off by telling you-That I will be post Oakland County Child Killer News-connected with these posts-But I have a real heavy schedule-I did however want to get these supporters of Jessica's up and there is lots more of them-I have no personal Motive for telling you the real story about Jessica-I can not even vote for her-But you know -I have never believed that anyone should attack the family of any victims-However -some of the situations are getting way out of hand-and we can not beat around the bush any more -You are not hearing the truth-and that isn't coming from Jessica-That is coming from some family members that think and Injustice has been done to them-Jessica is not the first Prosecutor to be bad mouth by a family of a unsolved crime-this happens every day all over the world-that is human nature -But that doesn't make it right....To be Continued-
Cooper, who gave up a safe seat on the Michigan Court of Appeals to run for prosecutor four years ago, inherited an office riven by cronyism and suspect ethical practices. But she has managed to establish a higher standard of professionalism while retaining most of the professionals hired by her Republican predecessors.
Post by Helen Dagner on Oct 25, 2012 23:49:22 GMT -5
~ Please Note That Jessica was not elected Prosecutor until November of 2008~ Jessica R. Cooper was elected Oakland County Prosecutor in November of 2008. She is the first woman to ever hold that position. She spent eight years as a District Court Judge, fourteen years as a Circuit Court Judge, and 6-1/2 years as a Judge of the Michigan Court of Appeals. She is certified as both a Commercial and Labor Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and was a Fact Finder and 312 Arbitrator for the Michigan Employment Relations Commission prior to her election.
A pioneer in the world of women in the law, Jessica Cooper attended law school at Wayne State University at a time when it was still uncommon for women to be accepted as trial attorneys. She began her career as an Assistant Defender in the Michigan State Appellate Defender's Office until she entered private practice as a civil rights litigator before beginning her long career as a Judge. She is a founding member of the National Association of Women Judges and served as one of its first publication editors.
As a Circuit Court Judge in Oakland County, she developed the reputation of a tough, but fair, judge and presided over some of the highest profile cases in the country, including the trial of Jack Kevorkian, Itsemi Koga, a Japanese national who drowned her infant son, and Michael Fletcher, a Hazel Park lawyer who received life in prison for murdering his pregnant wife.
Jessica Cooper has always been extremely active in legal education. She served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School, teaching Evidence and Family Law and at Michigan State University College of Law, teaching Trial Practice. She taught trial seminars for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, and the National College of Advocacy of the American Trial Lawyers Association. She is a continuing faculty member at the Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques at Emory Law School in Atlanta.
She was a founding member and the first President of the Michigan Chapter of the American Constitution Society, and she served as a Master and Team Leader of the American Inns of Court through the Oakland County Bar Association.
In 2008, she received the prestigious "Treasure of Detroit" Alumni award from Wayne State University Law School. she also accepted a nomination as a Judicial Fellow of the Michigan State Bar Foundation. As the Oakland County Prosecutor, she was recognized as one of twelve "the best of the best" power lawyers in the metropolitan area by Crain's Detroit Business Weekly. In May of 2009, she accepted the Champion of Justice award from the Michigan Association of Justice.
Post by Helen Dagner on Oct 25, 2012 23:51:36 GMT -5
OCCK Headquarters - Prosecutor Jessica Cooper . Prosecutor Jessica Cooper Is Not Responsible For The Oakland County Child Murders Remaining Unsolved ~ Jessica R. Cooper Oakland County Prosecutor, will handle these cases with the integrity, competence and professionalism that she has exhibited throughout her career as first a judge, and now as Prosecutor. Although I don't know her personally, I have talked to many in Law Enforcement, and without exception, the consensus is that she will pursue the evidence to where ever it leads, and will not let preconceived ideas get in the way. It is further held by all who know her that she will never go off half c-o-c-k-e-d in an attempt to capture glory or renown.
Post by Helen Dagner on Oct 27, 2012 2:10:14 GMT -5
Editorial: Best choices for Oakland County offices--Oakland County Prosecutor JESSICA R. COOPER already broke the Republican stranglehold on countywide political office when she won her respective posts in 2008, and has earned re-election to a second term.
Cooper, who gave up a safe seat on the Michigan Court of Appeals to run for prosecutor four years ago, inherited an office riven by cronyism and suspect ethical practices. But she has managed to establish a higher standard of professionalism while retaining most of the professionals hired by her Republican predecessors
Post by Helen Dagner on Oct 29, 2012 13:59:58 GMT -5
Cooper experienced Author An article by An SCN Reader Comments 2 Comments
From Francis P. Hughes, Oakland Township; and Otis M. Underwood, Oxford Township:
We are two well-experienced Oakland County attorneys who are familiar with the qualifications of Jessica Cooper and Michael Bishop, the two candidates running for Oakland County prosecutorâ€¦
Jessica Cooper is a former district (court) judge, Circuit (Court) judge, Court of Appeals judge, and a four-year Oakland prosecutor who supervises a staff of 180 persons, including criminal trial lawyers, investigators, legal secretaries, etc., all in a county with a current population of 1.2 million people.
Michael Bishop is a 12-year Lansing politician who has never tried or prosecuted a felony case. He was term-limited out of office and one of his last acts was an attempt to reverse the term limits law. Thankfully, he failed to do so. He has since been self-employed as a real estate attorney. He did handle some ordinance violations and minor traffic offenses, but that does not make him a prosecuting attorney as those matters are usually settled by payment of a fine, removal of a sign, or a plea of guilty to a lesser traffic offense. The voters should ask themselves, â€œIf I (was) charged with a serious crime, would I hire Michael Bishop?â€ If you would not hire him as your attorney, why would you put him in charge of all the trials for all of the felony cases in Oakland County for the next four years?
Post by Helen Dagner on Oct 29, 2012 14:05:19 GMT -5
Democrat Jessica Cooper, who won the prosecutor's job in 2008, is facing former state Sen. Mike Bishop, R-Rochester.
Cooper points to her 28 years as a judge and law professor, 97% conviction rate and 99% success rate in the Court of Appeals in the last four years and nearly universal support from law enforcement organizations in the county as reasons why she should be re-elected.
"It's very complicated and precise work, and you need to have that expertise," she said.
Bishop, she points out, has never practiced criminal law, and before he was elected to the Legislature, had a part-time contract to enforce municipal ordinances.
"She blasts me for my lack of experience," Bishop said. "But she does not have the personal qualities to work with people."
He points to turnover and low morale in the office.
"I don't want the assistant prosecutors to feel they're in jeopardy of losing their jobs," he said.
Cooper admits to some turnover in the office, from the 11 attorneys she didn't keep when she started because of controversial cases they initiated and lost, to the attorneys who have left for better-paying jobs.
Since taking office, she's had to cut $5 million from the budget and all employees have voluntarily taken 4% pay cuts.