Los Angeles, November 14 - "I have been posting reports about corruption of the US justice system on the UK-based LiveLeak.com site for some two years, and I've never seen anything like this," says Joseph Zernik, PhD, of Human Rights Alert .
Dr Zernik has well over half a million readers on that site alone. He selected the UK-based site, since it became apparent awhile ago that most US-based sites would not publish such reports.
On November 13, 2011, he posted two stories, both related to conditions of the criminal justice system in the United States:
1) "What goes on there is more like gulags of centuries ago" - pertaining to conditions in Monroe County, Tennessee, [vi] based on an authentic ACLU report, and
2) Glynn County, Georgia: Kids for cash redux? - pertaining to conditions in Glynn County, Georgia, [vii] based on an authentic court filing.
Both items provided links to the records that substantiated the stories.
Both items were first approved, then rejected; in the first case, after almost 200 reads in its first couple of hours.
The current civil unrest in the United States is increasingly marked by restriction of Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press, Freedom of Assembly, not only in the United States, but in other "western democracies" as well. [i,ii] And given the blackout by western media of the relevant news, Freedom of Speech on the web has increasingly become the focus of the struggle.
In what is a sign of the times, Russia Today has become a central source for news and authentic video reports regarding the civil unrest in the United States. The Russia Today reports are also increasingly censored on the web by Google, in response to requests by US agencies. [iii]
"Suppression/ of the fundamental First Amendment rights highlights the ongoing constitutional crisis in the United States," concludes Dr Zernik, [iii, iv, v] "Establishing reliable free speech networks must be one of the highest priorities today". [vi,vii]
LINKS:[i] 1-11-10 Eventually, Much of the Abuse Boils Down to the First Amendment and Related Rights - Oakland Police Denies ACLU Access to Public Records of Police Violence
[iii] 11-06-14 Corruption of the Courts and Failing Banking Regulation in the United States: Dred Scott redux?
[vi] 11-11-13 Glynn County, Georgia - Kids for Cash Redux
[vii] 11-11-13 In re Imprisonment of Lt. Commander Walter Fitzpatrick, III, in Monroe County, Tennessee - “What goes on there is more like gulags of centuries ago.”