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Subject: Americans Murdering Their Judges, and the American Crisis
of Judicial Corruption
Dr. Les Sachs is an author whose new book is on
"Political Money, Fake Courts and the Banning of Free Speech in
Americans Murdering Their Judges, and the
American Crisis of Judicial Corruption
... the drive to cover-up for
judicial mistakes becomes obsessive.
The system cannot function without a
But a cover-up of judicial misconduct becomes an invitation
for corruption and bribery and more
and this vicious cycle keeps
The power that the judges in America
is that of news media and
publicity. As one U.S. lawyer told
"If the American people found
out how crooked the judges really are,
the whole house of cards will start to
[Following are excerpts from this
In the headlines are the appalling news stories of
Americans carrying out murderous attacks on judges and their families. In a
matter of days, one judge was shot and killed in his own courtroom, while
another judge had family members brutally murdered in their home. These news
stories are, however, related to another news story, which is the most taboo
subject of the American media - the expanding crisis of corruption among
American judges and lawyers. At question is whether the deepening despair of
Americans about their own legal system, is fueling some of these violent attacks
Much is written now about how America's economy is resembling
that of a banana republic, given how America is sunk in preposterous debt, and
how the U.S. dollar currency is sinking toward a possible collapse down the
road. But there is another way that America is also like a banana republic, in
that its legal system - contrary to its Hollywood image - has become a sinkwell
of secret proceedings, the jailing of the innocent, and political misconduct;
and how it is sullied with documented corruption, fake trials and court
These facts are not generally understood, because of how judicial
corruption is the most unreported news story in the American landscape. It is
the category of news story which America's newspapers and media are most afraid
to report, even when clear proof is in their hands. In America right now, judges
- and lawyers who are protected by judges - can commit felony crimes in broad
daylight, leave the proof lying around, and yet avoid being prosecuted or even
having their crimes
reported by the media. The people who work in the media
see a lot of material on court misconduct, and yet they know this is the story
of which they dare not speak. The lack of media coverage, in turn, encourages
more judicial corruption, leaving millions of Americans in anger and
Confronting America's secrets of judicial corruption, is a key
to understanding America's whole social crisis and its role in the world right
now. Here are some elements of this situation that you won't see in
run-of-the-mill news reports:
The innocent in USA courts: imprisoned, sentenced to death, losing all
The key statistic to understanding America, is
that it has over 2 million prisoners (!) out of 300 million people. This is 25
per cent of all the prisoners, anywhere, in the entire world. By comparison, the
most populous nation, China, with about 1.3 billion people, has only about
300,000 prisoners, despite being denounced by the USA as a "repressive" country.
If China had prisoners like the USA, it would have 25 times as many.
1 out of every 150 Americans in jail right now, and many more having been to
jail or on the way, the USA is now the world's big gulag. It is a giant machine
for jailing people and making them afraid. With 2 million prisoners, America can
be very casual about who it throws into prison. Estimates are that at least 5
per cent, or 100,000 of these prisoners, are completely innocent. This is well
shown by the fact that over 100 of the small group of people who have recently
been on death row in America - actually sentenced to be executed - have recently
been freed, innocent of the crime for which they were convicted.
As it is
so easy to railroad innocent people in America on capital murder charges, which
have mandatory appeals, it is even easier to railroad people on lesser criminal
charges, or in malicious lawsuits where victims lose all their money and
With judges and lawyers making so many mistakes, sending so
many innocent people to prison, and wrecking so many lives with lawsuits, the
drive to cover-up for judicial mistakes becomes obsessive. The system cannot
function without a cover-up. But a cover-up of judicial misconduct becomes an
invitation for corruption and bribery and more misconduct, and this vicious
cycle keeps escalating.
In America's unique political landscape, the
lawyers and judges have supreme power, both over themselves and over the
political process. With the American theory of the "supreme" judiciary that is
supposedly "independent" of politics, the recipe is there for a kind of
"Praetorian Guard" mentality like in ancient Rome. In imperial Rome, the small
army of the "Praetorian Guard" theoretically protected the emperor. But as the
Praetorian Guard realized its power, they were able to become a law unto
themselves, controlling the empire, even dictating to the emperor, and covering
up for any of their own misdeeds.
This is the role of the judges in
America right now. America needs its judges to keep order over its own far-flung
empire. America fears to expose the misconduct of judges, lest the empire start
unraveling. America needs the myth of the "rule of law," the power of the
judges, to keep control of the political situation. But the trade-off is that
the judges have become a law unto themselves, and the judges and lawyers in
America have built a machine that cannot be reversed by any power on the
The power that the judges in America worry about, is that of
news media and publicity. Recently, the American Supreme Court judges decided in
a close vote, to stop putting children to death, admitting they were
influenced by world public opinion and international condemnation of this
The news media in America - mostly owned by large corporations
- has a guilty conscience about all the evidence of judicial misconduct that
flows regularly through their offices. They do not report or investigate most of
these stories, even when conclusive proof is plopped in their lap. This is
partly out of fear of revenge by the government and the judges, and partly out
of a sense of patriotic duty, thinking that it is better to hide the dirty linen
of the judges and courts.
Most big corporations find themselves using
American courts extensively. If such a corporation were to "go after" some
corrupt judges, the fear is that it might well find itself being destroyed by
the judges, as billions of dollars worth of lawsuits suddenly went against the
corporation. Such terrors also lurk in the back of the mind of independent and
progressive journalists. In America you never know whether you might find
yourself arrested or sued on some trumped-up charge or
Exposing a dishonest judge in America can put you on a "black
list" where no lawyer will protect you, even if you have lots of money to spend.
The people who try to fight judicial corruption simply cannot find lawyers, even
if they have money, and even though many lawyers are desperately unemployed and
eager for money.
It is accepted in the USA that journalists will
criticize the President and the administrative branches of government, or
complain about legislators. In American culture, however, it has become
extremely taboo to say much about dishonest judges, even in the face of ice cold
proof that judges are committing crimes. That is the reality of American life.
Even though the news media in the USA are not owned by the government, the power
of the judges extends to both direct and indirect control of media
Beyond the fear, there is also the feeling among USA media and
lawyers and the government, that drastic and terrible calamities would occur if
judicial corruption were really investigated and exposed. As one U.S. lawyer
told me, "If the American people found out how crooked the judges really are,
the whole house of cards will start to crumble."
Some people feel that
faith in the courts is what is holding the USA together. The fear is that, if
the American people start thinking that the courts are rigged, and that huge
amounts of people in jail are innocent, then social chaos will be on the horizon
and America will unravel. So the media feels it is doing a kind of civic duty,
to limit coverage of judicial corruption, to those few cases where the
government itself has already decided to prosecute some wayward judge or
America's FBI and Department of Justice collect files on judicial
corruption like they collect files on everything else, but holds back from
acting, even in cases where they have clear enough evidence to bring an
indictment before lunchtime. The law enforcement agencies in America blow with
the political winds, and in the absence of media attention, they will tend to
cover up for judges, whose help they require when they need to win convictions
on flimsy evidence. The mutual back-scratching of cops and judges is
In the meantime, the anguish of millions of Americans is
increasing: The 2 million prisoners and their families and loved ones; all those
whose rights have been diminished, or their fortunes ruined; the increasing
number of people forced to flee the USA to live in freedom and peace; all those
living in fear in America, worried that they might be the next victim of the
unfair American legal system. The frustration of many people with American
courts is building, a huge but hidden story in American life.
Secrecy, gag orders, and
the court files you will never see
increasingly a closed society, with much of its legal activity carried on in
secret. And I'm not only talking about the secret detention of so many hundreds
of detainees at overseas locations. Even in America's domestic legal system,
much of the important legal activity is secret and hidden.
is that America is an "open" society, because there are 24 hour a day "news"
channels on television, and because there are dozens of reporters and cameras
outside the courthouses that are holding public-circus trials of a Martha
Stewart or Michael Jackson. But the gritty day-to-day reality of life in
American courts, is that much of what goes on is secret, hidden, unpublished,
under gag order or a judge's ban on freedom of speech, or simply unreported by
the news media, even though the media knows it has something important which the
American people would love to hear.
Much more than people realize, news
of American court proceedings is blocked by gag orders, embargoed documents, and
outright blatant and illegal bans on freedom of speech. Though there are always
some supposed higher purposes in these gag orders, a basic function of such gag
orders is to hide the whole dirty process of how judges and lawyers do their
work. As judges and lawyers run the show, they are eager to use their powers to
make sure that a lot of what they do is known only to themselves.
biggest category of judicial secrecy, is the nationwide American curtain that
hides complaints of misconduct about judges and lawyers. Across America, tens of
thousands of complaints have been filed about misconduct by lawyers and judges.
While some of these complaints are frivolous, and many of them are certainly
emotional, a lot of these complaints are well-documented or have conclusive
proof attached. But nearly all of these tens of thousands of complaints are
non-published and secret, and almost nothing is done to act on these complaints,
regardless of how valid or how well proven.
America's secret files of
judicial and lawyer misconduct, are a gold mine of information on the real dirty
workings of the American legal system. But alas, complaints about judges and
lawyers are filed with - you guessed it - other judges and lawyers. These
complaints are read and passed around very eagerly, as I have found by calling
up judges' secretaries. I have tracked complaints all the way up to the Supreme
Court building and the judicial ethics panel that was appointed in 2004 by USA
Chief Justice Rehnquist.
The judges read the complaints about their
fellow judges, perhaps laugh and joke with each other, perhaps quietly advise
each other to behave less like lunatics in the future. But what they almost
never do, is respond in any way to the complaint. They don't answer, and they
don't remedy the situation. They merely make some mental notes in case there is
some publicity down the road. If there's no publicity, they feel they are home
free. The same goes with complaints about American lawyers to the local Bar
which "regulates" lawyers, which typically just covers up for lawyer misconduct.
Unless a judge is already mad at the lawyer, the local Bar will usually
whitewash your complaints about a lawyer, even if you have written proof of a
lawyer committing a felony crime.
People are surprised to learn that
American judges often don't respond to some legal filings and complaints, and
sometimes even to formal appeals. If you have expensive lawyers they will indeed
probably answer. But otherwise, silence is common. Poor people in America have
been strapped to a table and put to death, while an appeal languished unanswered
by the judges.
lawyers and fake trials
A few celebrity trials do,
indeed, dominate the American news, with all sorts of tiny details gaining the
headlines, like Michael Jackson said to be coming to court in his pajamas. But
hidden beyond the "detailed analysis" of the celebrity circus trials, are highly
significant and heartbreaking stories of real trials, whose details you never
learn. You don't find out how someone's human rights were taken away, or how
someone was railroaded on false charges, while media focuses on the latest
"scoop" of some public circus legal proceeding.
Americans who have not
endured a court battle, have an entirely misleading sense of the legal system
from two sources: (a) the celebrity circus trials and (b) fictional television
shows and Hollywood movies. Yet the reality for most Americans in court,
especially the poor and minorities, is something sadly different, far more
tawdry and awful and sinister.
A key factor in life in America now, is
the widespread moral collapse of the American legal profession. America has
nearly a million law school graduates, the most enormous gang of lawyers in the
world. Though a core group of lawyers are wealthy, from the fees supplied by big
corporations or from some lawsuits; many other lawyers are unemployed, desperate
for work. American lawyers, as a whole, are in fear of rocking the boat or
challenging the political system, lest they be cast out and put among the
unemployed. American lawyers who challenge the government or try to expose
corruption, will face losing their jobs, and may get cited on trumped-up charges
that can lead to the loss of their ability to practice law or even criminal
indictments - like the recent case of activist lawyer Lynne Stewart convicted on
politically-motivated charges of "assisting terrorism."
The net result is
that there are only a small handful of American lawyers now, who are willing to
politically challenge the American government. If you ask about lawyers who are
willing to challenge corruption by other lawyers and judges, that handful of
lawyers dwindles to nearly zero. Even unemployed and broke lawyers are afraid to
confront judicial corruption for a paying client. The lawyers will privately
explain it is "career suicide," and just too plain "dangerous," to try to
confront dishonest judges and other lawyers. Even USA human rights and civil
liberties groups stay away from this area, too.
The betrayal of clients
by lawyers in the USA is terrifyingly common. An example is the army of "public
defenders" that "represent" poor people as they get convicted and sent to
prison. Some of these public defenders are brave and good people. But many of
them are lazy and incompetent, like the lawyers known to be falling asleep and
snoozing in court while their "clients" are convicted of murder and sentenced to
death. Even worse, however, are the public defenders who actually help the
government to stage fake trials against their own clients.
defenders are often paid out of government money. If they do not help the
government, these public "defenders" can be dropped from the register, lose
their income, and be replaced by other lawyers more willing to be submissive.
Though they pretend to be "helping" their clients, they often take another role,
terrifying and intimidating their clients into accepting unfair plea bargains
and prison terms, even when the clients are innocent.
"public defenders" really deserve to be imprisoned themselves. I am currently
working on helping an innocent French citizen, Leonel Cazaco
who was sentenced to life in prison for a murder, even
though someone else confessed to the crime. At his trial, Mr. Cazaco's "public
defenders" knew that someone else had already confessed to the murder, but they
hid these facts from the court record and from Mr. Cazaco himself, to help the
government win the conviction. The French government has become active for Mr.
Cazaco, and his release is hoped for shortly.
How America Conducts a Fake Political
Some of America's rogue judges, intoxicated with
their sense of unlimited and unrestrained power, get quite cocky about
committing felony crimes in broad daylight, leaving a trail of written evidence
and even posting it on the internet. It is remarkable what offenses they can
commit and still remain in office, unchallenged by either news media or law
I had thought, with so much written proof in my
hands of judicial corruption, I would be able to find some brave lawyer to
expose these blatant crimes. I thought I would win back my freedom and strike a
blow for justice, just like in some Hollywood movie. And before I escaped
America, I briefly became wealthy, so I could afford to pay huge amounts of
money to lawyers who would expose this court fraud scandal.
thousands of lawyers, but no lawyer was willing to help me, even though I could
pay them well. The lawyers agreed that I had total proof of judicial corruption
and felony crime, and they lusted after my money. .... The lawyers were
too frightened for their own safety, to risk trying to defend me against a
malicious judge and his friends. Meanwhile, the judge's friends began to close
in on me, demanding money and ready to carry out their
Thankfully, I escaped from America, the "land of freedom," and
that's why you can read these words right now, written in my safe haven in
Europe. Since I exposed the scandal, America's FBI does not deny that I've given
them complete proof of felony crimes by the judge and his friends, and that they
could start prosecuting these crimes "within minutes." But they're moving
slowly, and probably are not going to do anything, until after my book is out
and there's more publicity. That's how the game is played in America.
of the most moving documents I collected in the USA was a heartfelt note from a
gravely ill former Virginia judge, in danger of dying. She wrote to me to
confess that Virginia judges, both state and federal, were utterly sunk in
corruption and bribery, and she correctly predicted that no lawyer would have
the courage to help me, despite my proof of judicial corruption. She herself was
scared to help me, thinking that the stress would kill her if she got up from
her sickbed to try and fight for me.
With these recent deplorable acts of
murderous violence against judges and their families, I fear that the instinct
of American judges will be to deepen the cover-up of judicial misconduct, as if
quashing the news and truth about themselves will make them safer. But I believe
that a better course would be to move toward a more transparent judicial
process, with complaints out in the public and posted on the internet, and with
the public impeachment and prosecution of the more notorious rogue judges.
Americans today need some hope that there is justice at the end of the struggle,
and not just a stone wall of corruption and despair.
Les Sachs is an
author whose new book is on "Political Money, Fake Courts and the Banning of
Free Speech in America."
He can be reached at: http://bannedinamerica.blogspot.com/
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