A Word From
Attorney Parkerson In Louisiana
161 felony defendants were fixed for
jury trial in the 14th Judicial District Court this week, including
several charged with Armed Robbery, and none was tried.
A jury was called and let go without having tried a single
defendant. One Civil Jury case was tried. Yet the two parish
prisons are filled to the brim with men awaiting a trial which never seems
to come. Week after week, petit juries are called to the courthouse,
but hardly anyone is ever tried.
There is more to it than this, but this is something to think about.
This has been going on for years. It has gotten so bad that recently
one defendant indicted for MURDER was released from jail and his MURDER
indictment dismissed by the District Judge after he had been held in jail
for over six years awaiting trial. Yes, indicted for MURDER!
Yes, let go without a trial! Yes, the Indictment for MURDER was
dismissed when the District Judge ruled he had been denied a speedy
Oh, well! Tell me something new! Nobody seems to care! As long
as everybody has a job and a paycheck, no one seems to care but the
hundreds of defendants languishing in the two parish prisons awaiting a
trial, as I say, which never seems to come.
A new Criminal "Justice" practice has developed in Calcasieu
Parish. Instead of defendants' pleading guilty and going to jail,
they now plead guilty to get out of jail. That's not the way it's
s'posed to be! Oh, well! As Kurt Vonnegut would say, "Ho
Hardy Parkerson, Atty.
(Initial contact from Attorney Parkerson asking
for help from J.A.I.L.)
It may be that it is
unethical for judges who set the bonds to reap a financial return with the
rule's being, the higher the bond, the more money the judges get.
The same applies to the D.A.'s. Are they also violating legal rules
of ethics by a "conflict-of-interest" in either recommending higher bonds
to reap higher financial returns, or opposing bond reductions so as to
avoid diminution of financial returns?
Help us in Louisiana, JAIL4Judges! I am afraid
this is just the tip of the iceberg when we really get into telling you
how things are going down here in the swamps as pertains to the Criminal
Hardy Parkerson, Atty.
Lake Charles, LA
(Mr. Branson's response and
Hello Attorney Parkerson. It is good to
hear from you again, and to report on your account of internal corruption
within the justice system. You are not yet a part of our JAILers
Team. I just don't think it is going to take too much from us to
convince you that you belong on board JAIL4Judges. All we need from you is
that little three-letter word, "Yes."