April 12, 2001
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Judges Need J.A.I.L. For
The following Times article reminds us
of the design of boilers. Why is it that every boiler automatically has designed
therein a pressure release valve? The answer is obvious -- for safety and
security. Without pressure release valves, any boiler could very well cause
a tremendous explosion, and people could get hurt.
Judges everywhere are now crying out for
more security, and too must have a pressure release valve
for safety and security. Without a safety release valve, matters in the
judicial branch of government are bound to eventually explode. It is J.A.I.L.
that will afford judges just exactly what they need, a citizen safety valve
for their own protection.
When a boiler tank is nearing its full
strain, and about to burst, one does not seal off the escaping steam and
turn up the heat. Yet this is exactly what the judges are doing,
building more walls of separation from the very public they serve. Next thing we
know, we will find judges on the bench behind bullet-proof glass.
We propose that all judges everywhere in
this nation take a hard look at J.A.I.L. for the public safety and good of all,
While the following article deals only with
California, the picture is the same throughout the country.
Security Found Lacking
In Many Courthouses
.... By MAURADOIAN, Times Staff
SAN FRANCISCO-- Many California courts lack
adequate security ...and the price tag for fixing them will
reach about $3 billion over 10 years, a state task force reported
Public safety is at risk, the group of judges and state and county officials said. .... The three year survey determined that 21% of all courtrooms
in California are deficient primarily because of poor security.
.... The task force
estimated that the state* will have to spend
$104 million a year over the next 20 years on new buildings.
The state now spends about $2.3 billion a year, or 2.7%
of the California budget, for courts.
In a courthouse in San Luis Obispo County, one judge
stacked thick federal reports in front of his bench, the court administrator
said. The books were intended to act as a bullet shield.
Judges in many courts must pass through the front of
the courtroom to exit, which can be perilous...
In his annual address to the Legislature earlier this
year, Chief Justice Ronald M. George called court security an "urgent" problem
and the lack of maintenance in court buildings "alarming." ....
Los Angeles Times, 4/13/01
Sent by Att. Gary Zerman
Zerman has served faithfully many years for the
cause of J.A.I.L., having seen no other hope, but a certain
* Note the words above, "The task force
estimated that the state will have to spend $104 million a year..."
Wshsssel, I'm certainly glad the state is going to pay this. I thought for
a minute that the taxpayers were going to be strapped with this huge
J.A.I.L. is an acronym for (Judicial Accountability Initiative
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