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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):


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

Thursday, May 27, 2010

10-05-27 Deficient Los Angeles Times reporting on the case of Richard Fine // Insuficientes Los Angeles Times de presentación de informes sobre el caso de Richard Fine // Mangelhafte Los Angeles Times Berichterstattung über den Fall von Richard Fine

To: victoria.kim@latimes.com, "Holland, Gale" , "Petruno, Tom" , metrodesk@latimes.com, timothy.rutten@latimes.com, "McGreevy, Patrick" , matt.lait@latimes.com, scott.glover@latimes, "Ware, Diedre" , letters@latimes.com, lawsters@googlegroups.com,
From: joseph zernik
Subject: Deficient Los Angeles Times reporting on the case of Richard Fine

Victoria Kim, Reporter
Editors, Los Angeles Times

RE: Deficient Los Angeles Times reporting on the case of Richard Fine

To the Editors:

Your most recent report on Richard Fine May 25, 2010 -  like your coverage in the past year, never mentioned the key facts in the case:

It is indisputable that Richard Fine was arrested on the morning of March 4, 2009 at the Court of Judge David Yaffe, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, at the Mosk Courthouse, on North Hill Street, City of Los Angeles. 

However, no warrant for the arrest was ever discovered.  For over a year Sheriff Lee Baca insists on denying access to the California public records, which are the arrest and booking records of Richard Fine.  Instead, the Sheriff repeatedly produced false and deliberately misleading records -  claiming that Richard Fine was arrested on location and pursuant to the authority of the "San Pedro Municipal Court".
[1] As you surely know, no such court has existed for almost a decade.  Sheriff Deputy at the Superior Court of California, San Pedro Annex, insisted that Richard Fine was never booked there, and that no booking facilities existed at the place at all.

Richard Fine is only one person, but survey of the inmate data in Los Angeles County jails demonstrated that about half the inmates - thousands of persons - are held by Sheriff Lee Baca under false and deliberately misleading records.

Such conduct of the justice system in Los Angeles County, which the US Supreme Court refused to hear, was suggested to the US Senate Judiciary Committee as subject for discussion in the confirmation hearings of Elena Kagan. [3]  It was also listed as one of the hallmarks in submission to the United Nations, [4] as part of the first ever UPR (Universal Periodic Review) of Human Rights in the United States, scheduled for November 2010.

The Los Angeles Times could provide great service for the people of Los Angeles County, and for the public at large by asking Sheriff Lee Baca to produce the California public records, which are the warrant and booking record of Richard Fine.

Conditions prevailing in the Los Angeles justice system are a Human Rights disgrace of historic proportion!

Joseph Zernik, PhD
Human Rights Alert (HRA), NGO

Please notice the petition: FREE RICHARD FINE:

1) Los Angeles Legal Community
2) United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights.
3) Media and others of interest.

[2] Alleged False Imprisonment of Numerous Other Inmates in the Los Angeles County Jails, Revealed 
in Data Surveys of Los Angeles County Jails 
[3] 10-05-26-Human-Rights-Alert-Proposed-Questions-for-the-Senate-Judiciary-Committee-in-Confirmation-Hearing-of-Elena-Kagan
[4] April 19, 2010 Human Rights Alert submission for the 2010 UPR (Universal Periodic Review) of
Human Rights in the United States by the United Nations: 
Press Release:

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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 -