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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):


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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

Friday, June 4, 2010

10-06-04 US Supreme Court - Suspects must say they want to be silent // Corte Suprema de EE.UU. - Los sospechosos de decir que quieren estar en silencio // US Supreme Court - Suspects muss sagen, sie wollen zu schweigen

Court: Suspects must say they want to be silent
 By JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press Writer

AFP/File ­ The US Supreme Court in Washington, DC.
WASHINGTON ­ The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that suspects must
explicitly tell police they want to be silent to invoke Miranda protections
during criminal interrogations, a decision one dissenting justice said
turns defendants' rights "upside down."
A right to remain silent and a right to a lawyer are the first of the
Miranda rights warnings, which police recite to suspects during arrests
and interrogations. But the justices said in a 5-4 decision that suspects
must tell police they are going to remain silent to stop an interrogation,
just as they must tell police that they want a lawyer.
The ruling comes in a case where a suspect, Van Chester Thompkins,
remained mostly silent for a three-hour police interrogation before
implicating himself in a Jan. 10, 2000, murder in Southfield, Mich. He
appealed his conviction, saying that he invoked his Miranda right to
remain silent by remaining silent.
But Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing the decision for the court's
conservatives, said that wasn't enough.
"Thompkins did not say that he wanted to remain silent or that he did
not want to talk to police," Kennedy said. "Had he made either of these
simple, unambiguous statements, he would have invoked his 'right to
cut off questioning.' Here he did neither, so he did not invoke his right
to remain silent."
Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the court's newest member, wrote a strongly
worded dissent for the court's liberals, saying the majority's decision
"turns Miranda upside down."
"Criminal suspects must now unambiguously invoke their right to
remain silent — which counterintuitively, requires them to speak," she
said. "At the same time, suspects will be legally presumed to have
waived their rights even if they have given no clear expression of their
intent to do so. Those results, in my view, find no basis in Miranda or our
subsequent cases and are inconsistent with the fair-trial principles on
which those precedents are grounded."
Van Chester Thompkins was arrested for murder in 2001 and
interrogated by police for three hours. At the beginning, Thompkins was
read his Miranda rights and said he understood.
The officers in the room said Thompkins said little during the
interrogation, occasionally answering "yes," "no," "I don't know,"
nodding his head and making eye contact as his responses. But when
one of the officers asked him if he prayed for forgiveness for "shooting
that boy down," Thompkins said, "Yes."
He was convicted, but on appeal he wanted that statement thrown out
because he said he invoked his Miranda rights by being
uncommunicative with the interrogating officers.
The Cincinnati-based appeals court agreed and threw out his confession
and conviction. The high court reversed that decision.
The case is Berghuis v. Thompkins, 08-1470.

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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.

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