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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):

http://www.scribd.com/doc/24902306/

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, December 22, 2011

11-12-21 Comments and More Comments on Truth and Reconciliation Commission // Comentarios y más comentarios sobre la Verdad y la Reconciliación // 意见和真相与和解委员会的更多评论

More Comments re: Constitutional Convention? Truth and Reconciliation Commission? Nation Building?
The US Constitution is dead and buried.  However, a Constitutional Convention alone, as proposed by some notable scholars, is not likely to provide the desired outcome.  You cannot dismiss and/or prosecute the entire class of US and state judges and clerks, banking regulators and banking executives at once.  A Truth and Reconciliation Commission should be instituted in the United States, such as have been established in other nations that have emerged from under various types of tyrannies.  In fact, what is sore needed in the United States is probably some “Nation Building”.
View as PDF: http://www.scribd.com/doc/76259715/

Emacs! 

Reader's Comment #1
To have a "truth and reconciliation commission" it is first necessary for the establishment to lose in a revolution. That is a very long way from happening. Our support is still only in the low single digits.

While they have been guilty of many crimes, few of them rise to the level of mass slaughter, except in a few isolated cases. You get a TRC when there have been hundreds of thousands dead or missing. That may yet come, but as Claire Wolfe so cleverly said, "America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards."

Response on Reader's Comment #1
I differ on several points:

1) Our support is still only in the low single digits.
If you combine the various movements that imply illegitimacy of the US government today, you will probably find a large portion of the population, and polls regarding support of these movement, even by those who don't participate show the same:
- Tea Party
- Occupy Wall Street
- Constitutional Convention
- Jail4Judges
- Freemen
- Sovereign People
- De Jure Grand Juries
- County Assemblies
- The County Sheriffs' movement (or whatever you would call that area of resistance)
- Unions (both as supporters of OWS, and as opposition to the limits on union bargaining)
- Various other groups that I probably forgot.

The number of such "movements" that have popped up over the past several years, in itself, shows you that there is tacit consensus regarding the illegitimacy of the current US government.

2) To have a "truth and reconciliation commission" it is first necessary for the establishment to lose in a revolution.
Not sure where you got that from.  I assume that you refer to revolution as a massive violent conflict.  However, the cases of South Africa, Chile, and Germany, which were provided as examples for the employment of TRCs following regime change, were all relatively non-violent regime changes.

3) You get a TRC when there have been hundreds of thousands dead or missing... While they have been guilty of many crimes, few of them rise to the level of mass slaughter
Not sure where you got that either.  In the years that preceded the collapse of communism in East Germany, or even collapse of Apartheid in South Africa, for example (albeit, I don't have the exact numbers), the number of executions and the scope of imprisonment did not come close to what is taking place in the United States today through the corrupt justice system. And in Chile, the disappearances took place years before the collapse of the dictatorship.  In all these cases, economic conditions, the robbing of the People, were the major driving force.  That is the obvious situation in the United States today as well.
Reader's Comment #2
The mechanisms for a constitutional revolution, such as occurred in the English Revolution of 1688-1689, are described in my book, A Constitutional History of Secession, Pelican Pub. Co, Gretna (New Orleans, 1st edition 2002, 2nd edition 2005.  It can be ordered online at www.pelicanpub.com.   Why not rely on legal tradition as a source of wisdom.
Response on Reader's Comment #2
Not being a history expert, I read quickly some background material.  It appears to me that the "Glorious Revolution" was a violent revolution, accomplished through invasion by a foreign army (albeit, at Parliament's invitation).  I realize that relative to that period, it was a "Bloodless Revolution".  However, I still wonder how you see anything similar taking place in the United States.
[]   Boycott the vote! It only legitimizes the illegitimate... 11-12-10 Where Should #Occupy Go Next? Civil Disobedience in the Footsteps of Thoreau and Gandhi!
http://www.scribd.com/doc/75348301/
Joseph Zernik, PhD
Human Rights Alert (NGO)
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Comments on: Constitutional Convention? Truth and Reconciliation Commission? Nation Building?

Reader's Comment #1:
I'm not sure what a TRC would remotely accomplish in the United States. In other nations, the TRC approach has had mixed results. It was very effective in South Africa in getting many people who held power under Apartheid to come forward and tell their stories of how they abused power and committed crimes. In the U.S., however, many in the ruling class would dispute that they have committed crimes. After all, they have passed the laws to make whatever they are doing legal, so why confess to something as a crime if it is, in fact, legal? ...
Reader's Comment 2:...very complex...  The progressives are growing collaborations of private interests on the government take and which more and more control government... I think to judge it, we have to be able to examine the alternatives, if any there are, short of revolution...
Response:
Much of what we observe today is criminal in nature, even under current law.

In fact, the situation is much simpler that it appears.  However, the People have to go through a conceptual transformation, recognize the criminality of what is going on, instead of buying the official versions:
"changing market conditions", "gridlock in DC", "very complex situation", "War on Terror", "Homeland Security", etc, etc...

A Truth and Reconciliation Commission will have to help in sorting out, who of the culprits will be prosecuted, who would be dismissed, and who would be permitted to remain in government service.

See for example:
1) Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke, former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, former Bank of America President Kenneth Lewis - report sent by NY State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to the United States Senate, in re: investigation into the merger of Bank of America and Merrill Lynch; [1]
2) Former Countrywide CEO Angelo Mozilo, Bank of America President Brian Moynihan and others - evidence of conduct of corrupt organizations and racketeering; [2]
3) Numerous US Judges - see for example, US Judge Jed Rakoff  - his conduct in re: settlements through simulated litigation in the US District Court, Manhattan. [3]
4) Numerous state judges - see for example, the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles - indisputable evidence of racketeering in collusion with Countrywide, Bank of America, and others. [4]

LINKS:[1] 11-02-11 Press Release: US Congress Fails to Perform Its Oversight Duties and Impeach Bernanke
http://www.scribd.com/doc/48669543/[2] 10-05-05 Countrywide, Bank of America [NYSE;BAC], and its President Brian Moynihan Compilation of Records Evidence of Racketeering
http://www.scribd.com/doc/30975368/[3] 11-08-08 PRESS RELEASE: Fraud and Corruption in the US Courts are Tightly Linked to Failing Banking Regulation and the Global Economic Crisis – presentation in the 16th World Criminology Congress, Japan
http://www.scribd.com/doc/62153608/
[4] 
11-08-01 Zernik, J: Los Angeles Superior Court - widespread corruption and refusal of US government to take action, 16th World Criminology Congress presentation
http://www.scribd.com/doc/61351469/
[]   
Boycott the vote! It only legitimizes the illegitimate... 11-12-10 Where Should #Occupy Go Next? Civil Disobedience in the Footsteps of Thoreau and Gandhi!
http://www.scribd.com/doc/75348301/_____________________
Joseph Zernik, PhD
Human Rights Alert (NGO)

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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 -

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/free-fine