* "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):
10-10-01 Corruption of the California courts noticed by the United Nations
10-10-01 United Nations Human Rights Council Records for 2010 Review (UPR) of Human Rights in the United States
Thursday, July 1, 2010
10-07-02 Lack of Due Process Undermines Claims of Re-establishment of Public Corruption Unit at the US Attorney Office, Los Angeles, California // La falta del debido proceso de las reclamaciones Atenta contra la Re-creación de la Unidad de Corrupción Pública en la Oficina Fiscal EE.UU., Los Ángeles, California.
Andre' Birotte, Jr
US Attorney, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, July 2 - Human Rights Alert (NGO) and Joseph Zernik, PhD, filed request with Andre' Birotte, US Attorney Office, Central District of California, for due process in acceptance, acknowledgement, and review of complaints in the recently re-established public corruption and civil rights unit.  On June 12, 2010, news was published that the public corruption and civil rights unit had been re-established by the newly appointed Andre' Birotte, Jr - US Attorney, Central District of California.  The news report cited a memo by the US Attorney stating that "he hoped to have the unit operational by July 1. "
Following the news, Human Rights Alert (NGO) filed complaints with the re-established unit, alleging large-scale false imprisonments by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and the Los Angeles Superior Court, and real estate and financial institution fraud under the guise of litigations at the same court. Consequently, Dr Zernik attempted to document the process established by the US Attorney Office for acceptance, acknowledgement, and review of complaints. On all three measures, the process established by the US Attorney Office appeared deficient. For example - no contact information for the US Attorney Office, Central District of California, was found on its web site at all, in contrast with all web pages of other similar offices in the United States, which were examined, including, but not limited to all other US Attorney Offices in California. No acknowledgement and no ID numbers were issued on complaints filed with the office, and it was not clear that review of the complaints would result in a signed statement by an authorized person. Moreover, the re-established public corruption and civil rights unit was never mentioned on the US Attorney Office, Central District of California web site, not even in the organizational chart.
Widespread corruption of the justice system in Los Angeles County, California, was the core of the April 2010 report filed by Human Rights Alert (NGO) with the United Nations for the first ever review of human rights in the United States by the United Nations, scheduled for November 2010. The letter to US Attorney Briotte stated that there was no expectation that his office would fully address the widespread corruption in Los Angeles County in time for the review. However, it was expected that due process would be immediately established in accepting, acknowledging, and reviewing complaints. "Absent due process, the re-establishment of the Public Corruption and Civil Rights Unit may be seen as only a pretense," said Dr Zernik, "surely the unit cannot be considered operational at this time".
Human Rights Alert (NGO) copied its letter to Chairs of the US Congress Judiciary Committees, to the United Nations, and to the State Department.
Response by the US State Department to the United Nations on human rights in the United States is due by August 2010.
 July 1, 2010 request for due process at the US Attorney Office, Central District of California
 June 12, 2010 Los Angeles Times news report of re-establishment of public corruption and civil rights unit at the US Attorney Office, Los Angeles
Please Sign Petition - Free Richard Fine // Por favor, Firme la petición - Liberar a Richard Fine
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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