Rabbi Michael Lerner, Editor - Tikkun Magazine (to heal, repair, and transform the world)
Blue Ribbon Review Panel Report (2006)
RE: TIKKUN's Rabbi MICHAEL LERNER, is asked re: The Los Angeles Jewish Community and the Rampart FIPs (Falsely Imprisoned Persons)
Dear Rabbi Lerner:
Thanks again for your response on the previous question, affirming the ethical duties of Bet Tzedek (The House of Justice) and the Los Angeles Jewish Federation in an unrelated matter.
Here is an question regarding a fundamental issue, which I believe that you could and should address:
1) Should the Los Angeles Jewish community consider it part of its duties and responsibilities to initiate actions for the release of the Los Angeles Rampart-FIPs (Falsely Imprisoned Persons) - mostly black and latinos - victims of conduct of the Los Angeles, California courts?
The Los Angeles Jewish community is vastly over-represented among judges and attorneys in Los Angeles, and the ongoing imprisonment of the Rampart-FIPs is contrary to Jewish values and the historic commitment of the Jewish community to Civil Rights in the United States.
The basic facts in the matter were established over a decade ago during the Rampart scandal investigation (1998-2000) and through a series of investigative committee reports that followed: 
Happy Hanukkah to you and your family!
Joseph Zernik, PhD
Human Rights Alert (NGO)
WHAT DID THE LAPD BLUE RIBBON REVIEW PANEL REPORT (2006) SAY ABOUT THE RAMPART-FIPs? 
* Innocent people remain in prison.
* ...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...http://www.scribd.com/doc/24902306/
WHAT DID PROF ERWIN CHEMERINSKY, DEAN, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LAW SCHOOL, SAY ABOUT THE RAMPART-FIPs? 
* This is conduct associated with the most repressive dictators and police states... and judges must share responsibility when innocent people are convicted.
Prof Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, Irvine Law School (2001)
WHAT DID PROF DAVID BURCHAM, DEAN, LOYOLA LAW SCHOOL, LA SAY ABOUT THE RAMPART FIPs? 
* ...judges tried and sentenced a staggering number of people for crimes they did not commit.Prof David Burcham, Dean, Loyola Law School, LA (2001)
WHAT DID THE UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL STAFF REPORT SAY ABOUT THE JUSTICE SYSTEM IN CALIFORNIA? 
* ...corruption of the courts and the legal profession and discrimination by law enforcement in California.http://www.scribd.com/doc/38566837/
WHAT DID THE LATE WILLIAM BRENNAN JR SAY ABOUT HABEAS CORPUS?
* The basic principle of the Great Writ of habeas corpus is that, in a civilized society... if the imprisonment cannot be shown to conform with the fundamental requirements of law, the individual is entitled to his immediate release.
Fay v Noia (1963)
 09-12-17 Rampart-FIPs (Falsely Imprisoned Persons) - Review
http :// www.scribd.com/doc/24729660/
 Rampart False Imprisonments - PBS Frontline (2001), in: Frontline series: LAPD Blues
 Chemerinsky, E: The Rampart Scandal and the Criminal Justice System in Los Angeles County, Guild Practitioner 57:121 (2001)
 Burcham, DW and Fisk, CL: Policing the Justice System, in: Symposium, The Rampart Scandal: Policing the Criminal Justice System, Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review 34:537 (2001)
 United Nations Human Rights Council Staff Report,as part of Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Human Rights in the United States (2010)
Human Rights Alert is dedicated to discovering, archiving, and disseminating evidence of Human Rights violations by the justice systems of the State of California and the United States in Los Angeles County, California, and beyond. Special emphasis is given to the unique role of computerized case management systems in the precipitous deterioration of integrity of the justice system in the United States.