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Miles Thomas – devoted husband and model citizen dies with dignity – despite the indignities of the federal courts

We sadly announce the passing of Miles Thomas at the Holy Spirit Hospital on Wednesday, February 15, 2102, at the age of 75.  John Luciew of the Patriot followed the first federal case, and the reunion, and published an article in the Patriot News announcing Miles’ death, and giving a kind tribute to Miles, and his efforts to be reunited with his dog named Baron.  John did a great job covering what was a very real and uncomplicated public interest story, and Miles remained specifically grateful to John until the end. Miles lived the most dignified of lives by all measures.  Miles had a successful career as a stockbroker and investment banker, and was a devoted husband.  He was a member of the Harrisburg School Board who was known for his commitment to the community, and served for years on the Dauphin County Republican committee.  Miles spent the last of his life’s saving’s, including his house and most of his personal possessions, in the care of his wife of many years, who had suffered with alzheimers until her death. After his wife’s passing, Miles had experienced brief periods of homelessness, living, at times, out of his car, with his collie … Continue Reading ››
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Miles Thomas, Baron the dog, and abc27 news – the role of the media in maintaining cultural climates

Perhaps even on a parallel with the courts, the media as an institution has the unique ability to affect cultural attitudes and climates.  One need only listen to the “liberal media” and “conservative talk” outlets accuse each other of abusing this access to discern that there is some truth to the proposition.  This article discusses that principle in relation to the political and cultural climates as they exist in central Pennsylvania, and the local media’s role in setting these climates. We previously introduced you to the case of Miles Thomas before the disciplinary proceedings against Bailey really commenced in earnest.  Miles filed two cases, and two motions to open judgment.  In the first case, Miles claimed, and proved, that a Harrisburg Humane Society Officer, William Sandstrom, unlawfully took, and then would not return, Miles dog, his personal property, beloved to him. The case was actively covered by some local press, the Patriot News included, and John Luciew of the Patriot News did a fine job keeping attention on this matter, which the federal court, Judge John E. Jones, proved impotent to deal with.  For some unexplained reason Judge Jones would not simply order the Humane Society folks to return the dog, and … Continue Reading ››

The Thom Lewis Case (case involving dog rescue client which lead to the discipline against Bailey)

The Thom Lewis case really tells a large part of the saga of Don Bailey, and others being the direct target of specifically alleged and provable judicial misconduct.  This case also reveals the political and personal interconnectedness of Judge Jones with some individuals who are involved in some sort of cults/healing centers, and dog trafficking, who were running parts of their operations out of the PLCB offices when Jones was the Chairman, and were in business and/or affiliated with Office of Disciplinary Counsel personnel.  This case lead to the underlying federal court sanctions proceeding, which in turn led to the referral of the document linked below to Disciplinary Counsel (Killion and Fulton) and to the charges being discussed throughout this site. Application_for_Rehearing_En_Banc

Miles Thomas and Baron the Dog

In this case of the homeless man and his dog, Judge Jones threw out 2 federal cases where the man had his dog stolen by some humane society folks.  The case went through two injunction hearings, and Thom Lewis became a real issue and obstacle, despite being a competent and dedicated collie rescue.  For some strange reason, the humane society folks, who are believed to be connected to defendants in the Lewis case, as well as to a local news channel personality, would not simply give the man his dog back. Mr. Thomas was originally represented by Andrew Ostrowski, who fought the humane society and the lawyers, and even the judge, and ultimately got the dog returned to Thomas.  Judge Jones, nevertheless, dismissed the two cases.  Mr. Bailey is representing Thomas in the appeals.  Many of the connections that were the basis of the allegations of Bailey in the Lewis case were revealed throught the bizarre handling of the Thomas case. Motion for Reconsideration Motion for Summary Relief Thomas Complaint