Coastal Network is First to Bring You Coverage of Citizens Press Conference From Courthouse Steps!


My onsite coverage of the “Citizens for Pro Business Delaware” 100+ person press conference has paid off for Coastal Network readers. From an anonymous source, I have obtained a video of the entire July 10 event held right in front of Bouchard’s Chancery Court in Wilmington, Delaware.

It was an energetic and well-attended press conference, presided over by anti-corruption activist Chris Coffey, the campaign manager of “Citizens for Pro Business Delaware.” Others spoke too, including Donna White, an African-American woman who was terminated from her job at the Chancery Court for sending an email asking if Mark Zuckerburg would look at her App!!?? Meanwhile Kevin Shannon and Chancellor Andre Bouchard golf together during the case, travel to New Orleans together during the case, and I believe decided this case at the Country Club. It certainly wasn’t decided in the court room with no witnesses appearing for Shannon’s side, folks. That’s how I clearly see it.

As Coffey puts it, Bouchard and his cronies in the Delaware Old Boys Club “get away with murder” each and every day compared to what Donna White did, yet she was escorted out of the building and treated like a criminal–given only 10 minutes to collect her belongings and to say goodbye to co-workers of 7 years!?!

The double standard, hypocrisy, and potential racism here only rivals the ageism, sexism and contempt that Chancellor Bouchard and 4 out of 5 justices on the Supreme Court (all the male judges) showed litigant Shirley Shawe in the TransPerfect debacle. How could it be that female, senior citizen, Shirley Shawe’s only victory in the first 5 years of this entire case was from a woman jurist, Delaware Supreme Court Justice Valihura? It’s mathematically impossible that this is a coincidence, as the Good Ole Boy cronies would have us believe. They are making millions off innocent shareholders with their back-room Country Club deal, scratching each other’s backs, and trading favors with their rich and powerful friends. And what happens to Chancery’s real life victims like Donna White? She has been denied health insurance and unemployment benefits! I’m telling you folks, I believe Andre Bouchard is not only corrupt, but also sadistic–and, in any case, lacks any shred of the ethical fiber required to fill the Chancellor position. The great state of Delaware deserves better. Listen to the press conference, where Donna takes the podium and tells her story here…

I asked a question of Coffey during the press conference, which I wrote about in my last column. You will see that here, as well as other suggested anti-corruption reforms that appear like common sense to this journalist. The Delaware Citizens group now fighting for reform has 2,700 members which includes TransPerfect employees who were negatively impacted by Bouchard’s decisions along with other concerned Delawareans.

By the way, I commend the Delaware Business Times for covering the major events of July 10th, and I wonder which Ole Boys Club member or creepy Skadden Arps friend of Bouchard called the News Journal to get them to kill the story? Brent Celek from the Philadelphia Eagles and Colin Jost from Saturday Night Live came to Wilmington and joined those calling for Chancery reform at the Hotel DuPont. How is it you can Google the News Journal’s entire site, and read nothing about this important day at the Chancery Court? Mark my words, Bouchard and the “Limousine Liberals” who run this state and prey on its citizens are powerful, so powerful, they are dangerous to Delaware, to anyone who incorporates here. But fear not, the Coastal Network cannot be intimidated into killing stories or masking the truth–stay tuned here folks, for coverage on Chancery actions and other injustices in Delaware.

As of press time, I know of no other media outlet who has obtained this tape. Enjoy watching the coverage and share it with folks who may want to see it.

About Judson Bennett

Captain A. Judson Bennett was a life- long resident of Lewes, DE. He served the maritime industry for 33 years, primarily as a Delaware River Pilot, guiding large ships to the Port of Philadelphia. Captain Bennett has been an active and consistent entrepreneur over the years.

He was elected as a Lewes City Councilman for 6 years. Afterwards he ran for the Sussex County Council as a Republican, and with 20 thousand people voting, lost Delaware’s closest election by 3 votes to an 8 year incumbent. Abandoning his personal political ambitions, he became the Republican District leader, advocating conservative values. Captain Bennett became a lobbyist in the state legislature advocating among many ideas, financial literacy concepts in education. He managed several political campaigns, including one for Governor of Delaware and one for the US Senate against VP Joe Biden. He is now the owner, operator, and writer for the Coastal Network which communicates regularly with over 6000 people throughout the State of Delaware.

Captain Bennett is a graduate of St. Andrew’s School in Middletown, DE (where the movie “The Dead Poet’s Society was filmed) and also graduated “Magna Cum Laude” from the University of Delaware with a BA in Criminal Justice and an MA in Liberal Studies.

He is now a Widower, living in West Palm Beach, Florida. Captain Bennett has one son, three grandchildren, and one great grand-daughter, all who live in Richmond, Virginia.