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"...it's difficult to find a fraud of this size on the U.S. court system in U.S. history... where you have literally tens of thousands of fraudulent documents filed in tens of thousands of cases." Raymond Brescia, a visiting professor at Yale Law School

* "Los Angeles County got the best courts that money could buy". KNBC (October 16, 2008) * "Innocent people remain in prison" LAPD Blue Ribbon Review Panel Report (2006) * Los Angeles County is "the epicenter of the epidemic of real estate and mortgage fraud." FBI (2004) * “…judges tried and sentenced a staggering number of people for crimes they did not commit." Prof David Burcham, Loyola Law School, LA (2000) * “This is conduct associated with the most repressive dictators and police states… and judges must share responsibility when innocent people are convicted.” Prof Erwin Chemerinksy, Irvine Law School (2000) * "Condado de Los Angeles tiene las mejores canchas que el dinero puede comprar".KNBC (16 de octubre de 2008) * "Las personas inocentes permanecen en prisión" LAPD Blue Ribbon Panel de Revisión Report (2006) * Condado de Los Angeles es "el epicentro de la epidemia de bienes raíces y el fraude de la hipoteca." FBI (2004) * "... Los jueces juzgado y condenado a un asombroso número de personas por crímenes que no cometieron." Prof. David Burcham, Loyola Law School, LA (2000) * "Esta es una conducta asociada con los dictadores más represivos y los estados de la policía ... y los jueces deben compartir la responsabilidad, cuando es condenado a personas inocentes." Prof. Erwin Chemerinksy, Irvine, la Facultad de Derecho (2000)

Thousands of Rampart-FIPs (Falsely Imprisoned Persons) remain locked up more than a decade after official, expert, and media report documented that they were falsely prosecuted, convicted, and sentenced in the largest court corruption sandal in the history of the United States...

Blue Ribbon Review Panel report (2006):

http://www.scribd.com/doc/24902306/

Nuestro derecho a acceso los expedientes publicos, nuestra libertad y nuestros derechos humanos fundamentales están todos conectados en las caderas!

10-10-01 Corruption of the California courts noticed by the United Nations

In summer 2010, the staff report of the Human Rights Council of the United Nations, as part of the first ever, 2010 UPR (Universal Periodic Review) of Human Rights in the United States, noticed and referenced the Human Rights Alert April 2010 submission, pertaining to "corruption of the courts, the legal profession, and discrimination by law enforcement in California".

10-10-01 United Nations Human Rights Council Records for 2010 Review (UPR) of Human Rights in the United States

Saturday, May 1, 2010

10-05-01 Kids for Cash in Pennsylvania // Niños para el efectivo en Pennsylvania // Kinder für Dollaren in Pennsylvania


JUDICIARY

Ex-Judge to Plead Guilty in Kids-for-Cash Scandal; Is He ‘Singing Like a Bird’?

Posted Apr 30, 2010 8:09 AM CDT
Former Luzerne County Judge Michael Conahan has agreed to plead guilty to one count of racketeering conspiracy in the $2.8 million “kids for cash” scandal.
Conahan faces a maximum of 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 when he is sentenced, according to the Legal Intelligencer and the Associated Press. The agreement does not include a minimum sentence; instead it specifies the penalty will be “determined by the court.”
According to the Intelligencer, “The sentiment from several sources upon reviewing the plea deal was: ‘He must be singing like a bird.’ ” The sources said Conahan essentially ran the county and will be expected to name lawyers or others in the alleged conspiracy.
Conahan and another judge, Mark Ciavarella Jr., were accused of accepting kickbacks in exchange for jailing juveniles in a private detention facility. A federal judge rejected a plea deal last year that called for sentences of 87 months in prison, saying the defendants had not accepted responsibility for their wrongdoing.
Ciavarella’s lawyer, Al Flora Jr., told AP that his client maintains his innocence. ''He's going to trial,'' Flora said.

COMMENTS



May 1, 2010 7:31 AM CDT
One must wonder why racketeering and false imprisonments in Luzerne County, PA, are prosecuted by Federal agencies, while similar conditions in Los Angeles County, California, are fully patronized by FBI and US Department of Justice.  Already during the Rampart corruption scandal (1998-2000), false imprisonments of thousands of Rampart FIPs (Falsely Imprisoned Persons) was documented.  They are almost exclusively blacks and Latinos, and by estimate about a third of them were still juveniles at the time of their framing.  However, Federal agencies permitted the Los Angeles County justice system to investigate, prosecute, and judge itself, with predictable outcome.
By 2006, the LAPD’s Blue Ribbon Review Panel concluded “Innocent people remain in prison”.  It also stated that the LA county justice system tolerated “a subcult of criminality in the ranks”, and called for an external investigation. 
No external investigation was ever instituted to this date.
Joseph Zernik
Los Angeles County, California
LINKS:
[1] The Rampart FIPs - a Review
http://www.scribd.com/doc/24729660/09-12-17-Rampart-FIPs-Falsely-Imprisoned-Persons-Review


May 1, 2010 11:56 AM CDT
Mr McLeod failed to respond in on the matter itself in any way at all:
* The acclaimed PBS Frontline series - LAPD Blues - estimated in 2001 (and updated in 2008), the number of those falsely convicted and falsely sentenced to long terms by the corrupt justice system of Los Angeles County, California at 8,000 - 16,000, or more. [1]
* The official LAPD Blue Ribbon Review Panel concluded in 2006 that such persons remained in prison.  By estimate, only about 150-200 of the Rampart-FIPs were freed over the years through reversal of their false convictions. [2]
* Prof Erwin Chemerinsky, founding Dean of the University of California Irvine Law School, in reviewing the case in 20001 wrote:  “This is conduct associated with the most repressive dictators and police states… and judges must share responsibility when innocent people are convicted.” [3]
* Then Dean, Prof David Burcham and Prof Katherine Fisk, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, in reviewing the case in 2001 wrote: “…judges tried and sentenced a staggering number of people for crimes they did not commit.”  [4]
The obvious question remains unanswered:  Why did FBI and US Department of Justice permit, and continue to permit the large scale false imprisonments in Los Angeles County, California?
Any response on the matter would be greatly appreciated…
Joseph Zernik
Los Angeles County, California
LINKS:
[1] PBS Frontline - Rampart False Imprisonments
http://www.scribd.com/doc/24901612/01-05-01-Rampart-FIPs-Rampart-First-Trial-PBS-Frontline-Rampart-False-Imprisonments-s
[2]  LAPD Blue Ribbon Review Panel (2006)
http://www.scribd.com/doc/24902306/06-07-15-LAPD-apos-s-Blue-Ribbon-Review-Panel-Report-2006
[3]  Prof Erwin Chemerinsky - The Criminal Justice System of Los Angeles County, California:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/27433920/00-09-01-The-criminal-justice-system-of-Los-Angeles-County-California-by-E-Chemerinsky-57-Guild-Prac-121-2000
[4]  Prof David Burcham and Prof Katherine Fisk “Policing the Justice System”
http://www.scribd.com/doc/29043589/00-00-00-David-Burcham-and-Katherine-Fisk-Loyola-Symposium-The-Rampart-Scandal-Policing-the-Criminal-Justice-System-2000-s
May 1, 2010 6:14 PM CDT
The opinions quoted above included those by the team of Public Broadcasting Service Frontline series, makers of the acclaimed series -  LAPD Blues - to this dates posted online, providing a living monument for the large scale false imprisonments in Los Angeles County, California. Other opinions were by a notable constitutional scholar and law school dean - Erwin Chemerinsky, and by another dean and law professor from yet another California law school.
The official Blue Ribbon Review Panel named prominent Los Angeles County attorneys among its members, it was commissioned in 2003 and published its official report in 2006 after a three year study.
A reasonable person would find it hard to dismiss all these weighty opinions with no counter argument or counter opinion on the matter itself at all.  In fact, the Blue Ribbon Review Panel directly addressed the issue of conspiracy theories in its 2006 report -  as quoted below, among other highlights from the report:
p60
“Unanimously, criminal defense attorneys and civil plaintiffs’
attorneys believe ... innocent people remain in prison. “
p58
Los Angeles Superior Court’s must be “examine[d for] its role in
accepting pleas from innocent defendants and failing to detect
police perjury or the conviction of the innocent.”
p48
“...law enforcement, prosecutors and judges - inexorably chose
containment. It is not that individuals or entities conspired to
cover up corruption; it is that when a window on its true extent
opened, they simply closed it.”
p64
“The response by police to the Blue Ribbon Panel report was of
interest in that it failed to ever mention past present or future
investigation into the Rampart scandal abuses that were the
reason the Panel was instituted, and were the subject of its report.
Obviously the LA Superior Court and the DA office, the two other
parts of the justice system that the Blue Panel Report
recommends must be investigated relative to the integrity of the
system, have not produced any response that we know of…”
Joseph Zernik
Los Angeles County, California

PODER JUDICIAL Ex-Juez que se declaran culpables en los chicos, escándalo para-Cash, es que él cantando como un pájaro? Publicado 30 de abril 2010 08:09 AM CDT Por Debra Weiss CassensCorreo electrónico Imprimir ReimpresionesEl ex juez del condado de Luzerne Michael Conahan ha acordado declararse culpable de un cargo de conspiración en la extorsión 2,8 millones dólares "los niños por dinero en efectivo" escándalo.Conahan enfrenta un máximo de 20 años de prisión y una multa de hasta 250.000 dólares cuando sea sentenciado, según el Intelligencer Jurídicos y Associated Press. El acuerdo no incluye una condena mínima, sino que especifica la penalización será "determinado por el tribunal."De acuerdo con el noticiero ", fue el sentimiento de varias fuentes al revisar el acuerdo de declaración:« Debe de estar cantando como un pájaro. "" Las fuentes dijeron que Conahan esencialmente corría el condado y se espera que los nombre de los abogados u otras personas en la supuesta conspiración .Conahan y juzgar a otro, Mark Ciavarella Jr., fueron acusados de aceptar sobornos a cambio de encarcelar a menores en un centro de detención privada. Un juez federal rechazó un acuerdo para declararse culpable el año pasado que pidió penas de 87 meses de prisión, diciendo que los acusados no habían aceptado la responsabilidad de su delito.Ciavarella abogado, Al Flora Jr., dijo a la AP que su cliente mantiene su inocencia. ''Va a juicio'', dijo Flora.Temas relacionados Justicia Penal, la justicia de menores, delitos de cuello blanco, Poder Judicial, Ética JurídicaComentarios9. José Zernik01 de mayo 2010 7:31 AM CDTUno debe preguntarse por qué el chantaje y encarcelamientos falsos en el Condado de Luzerne, Pensilvania, sean procesados por las agencias federales, mientras que las condiciones similares en Los Angeles County, California, están totalmente patrocinado por el FBI y los EE.UU. Departamento de Justicia. Ya durante el escándalo de corrupción de Rampart (1998-2000), encarcelamientos falsos de miles de las FIP de Rampart (falsamente encarceladas) se documentó. Son casi exclusivamente negros y latinos, y por la estimación de un tercio de ellos aún menores de edad en el momento de su elaboración. Sin embargo, las agencias federales autorizados de Los Angeles sistema de justicia del condado de investigar, procesar y juzgar en sí, con resultados predecibles. Para el año 2006, Blue Ribbon del LAPD de expertos concluyó "La gente inocente permanecer en la cárcel". Asimismo, declaró que el condado de Los Angeles sistema de justicia tolerada "un subculturas de la delincuencia en el" filas, y pidió una investigación externa. No hay investigación externa fue instituido jamás hasta la fecha.José Zernik Condado de Los Angeles, CaliforniaENLACES: [1] La FIP de Rampart - una revisión http://www.scribd.com/doc/24729660/09-12-17-Rampart-FIPs-Falsely-Imprisoned-Persons-Review
Justiz Ex-Richter schuldig im Kids-for-Cash Scandal; Ist er 'Singing Like a Bird "? Verfasst am Apr 30, 2010 08.09 Uhr CEST Von Debra Cassens WeissE-Mail Drucken NachdruckeEhemalige Luzerne County Richter Michael Conahan hat zugestimmt, sich schuldig zu einer Anzahl von Erpressung Verschwörung in der $ 2.800.000 "Kids for Cash"-Skandal.Conahan Gesichter von maximal 20 Jahren Gefängnis und einer Geldstrafe von bis zu $ 250.000, wenn er verurteilt ist, nach den gesetzlichen Intelligencer und die Associated Press.Die Vereinbarung beinhaltet nicht ein Minimum Satz, sondern es gibt die Strafe sein wird ", bestimmt durch das Gericht."Nach dem Intelligencer "Das Gefühl aus mehreren Quellen, auf die Überprüfung der Transaktion wurde Klagegrund:" Er muss wie ein Vogel zu singen. '"Die Quellen sagten Conahan Wesentlichen lief der Provinz und wird erwartet, dass Rechtsanwälte oder andere in der angeblichen Verschwörung Name .Conahan und einen anderen Richter, Mark Ciavarella Jr., waren Schmiergelder anzunehmen im Gegenzug für Inhaftierung Jugendliche in einem privaten Haftanstalt vorgeworfen. Ein Bundesrichter lehnte ein Plädoyer umgehen, dass im vergangenen Jahr für Sätze von 87 Monaten Gefängnis nannte, und sprach die Angeklagten nicht die Verantwortung für ihr Fehlverhalten akzeptiert.Ciavarella Anwalt Al Flora Jr., sagte AP, dass sein Mandant seine Unschuld behauptet. ''Er ist angeklagt werden,''sagte Flora.Verwandte Themen Criminal Justice, Juvenile Justice, White Collar Crime, Justiz, Legal EthicsKommentare9. Joseph Zernik1. Mai 2010 07.31 Uhr CESTMan muß sich wundern, warum Erpressung und falsche Inhaftierungen in Luzerne County, PA, durch Bundesbehörden verfolgt werden, während ähnliche Bedingungen in Los Angeles County, Kalifornien, voll von FBI und US Department of Justice bevormundet werden. Bereits während der Rampart Korruptionsskandal (1998-2000), falsche Verhaftungen von Tausenden von Rampart FIP (fälschlicherweise inhaftierte Personen) dokumentiert wurde. Sie sind fast ausschließlich Schwarze und Latinos, und durch Schätzung etwa ein Drittel von ihnen waren noch Jugendliche zum Zeitpunkt ihrer Ausarbeitung. Allerdings gestattet Bundesbehörden der Los Angeles County Justiz zu untersuchen, zu verfolgen, und Richter selbst, mit vorhersehbaren Ergebnissen. Bis 2006 stellte die LAPD Blue Ribbon Review Panel "Unschuldige Menschen bleiben im Gefängnis". Sie erklärte außerdem, dass die LA County Justiz "tolerierten subcult der Kriminalität in den Reihen", und forderte eine externe Untersuchung. Keine externe Untersuchung wurde jemals zu diesem Zeitpunkt eingeleitet.Joseph Zernik Los Angeles County, KalifornienLINKS: [1] Die Rampart FIP - ein Rückblick http://www.scribd.com/doc/24729660/09-12-17-Rampart-FIPs-Falsely-Imprisoned-Persons-Review

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Please Sign Petition - Free Richard Fine // Por favor, Firme la petición - Liberar a Richard Fine

RICHARD FINE was arrested on March 4, 2009 and is held since then in solitary confinement in Twin Tower Jail in Los Angeles, California, with no records,  conforming with the fundamentals of the law, as the basis for his arrest and jailing.

Richard Fine - 70 year old, former US prosecutor, had shown that judges in Los Angeles County had taken "not permitted" payments (called by media "bribes"). On February 20, 2009, the Governor of California signed "retroactive immunities" (pardons) for all judges in Los Angeles. Less than two weeks later, on March 4, 2009 Richard Fine was arrested in open court, with no warrant. He is held ever since in solitary confinement in Los Angeles, California. No judgment, conviction, or sentencing was ever entered in his case.

Please sign the petition: Free Richard Fine -

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