** Judges Are Becoming Aware That J.A.I.L. Is Out There **
- J.A.I.L. News Journal
Los Angeles, California January 24, 2003Judges Are Becoming Aware That J.A.I.L. Is Out ThereWe wish to share with J.A.I.L. News Journal subscribers, and others, the story about what happened to Attorney Elsebeth Baumgartner of Ohio. First is a response by David Donley, our JAILer-In-Chief for Vermont J.A.I.L., which emphasizes the need for accountability in all areas of authority. But the focus must be on the judiciary, as the Baumgartner story shows. For those of you who have not heard that story, we include it below Mr. Donley's piece. We certainly extend our thanks to all those who were able to show up in Ohio in support of Ms. Baumgartner, and we attribute much of that success to Attorney Linda Kennedy, whom we now refer to as National J.A.I.L.'s Missionary of Mercy! See her report below.-Barbie- National J.A.I.L. victoryusa@...----- Original Message -----From: David DonleyTo: jail4judgesSent: Friday, January 17, 2003 10:49 AMSubject: Re: BAUMGARTNER FREED! We Won!Yet another prime example of what is wrong with the "system" and why we need independent oversight of the judiciary. If the "system" worked and those (mal)administering justice obeyed their own rules and doctrines like "Judicial Restraint," we wouldn't need a show of numbers and publicity to obtain justice. The law would operate to ensure that basic Constitutional
protections were preserved and the Boards policing the profession would not be able to "target" voices for the People as the old King's courts did, to silence critics.
If only more people realized how much of their heritage has been stolen from them by those they trusted to "uphold the Constitution" (actually most
have, that 60% eligible to vote that don't are tired of the choice of the lesser of two evils.) They know the major parties' (Rep.& Dem.) chosen candidates don't represent them so much as the lobbying-- euphemism for
bribing-- special interests.The First Amendment was intended to protect speech critical of government. The legal community has worked over the years to subvert the intent of that major check against government abuse of authority by keeping complaints
against politicians, lawyers and judges secret. As John Adams asserted, "the people have a right to know about the character and conduct of those that would represent them."
We have all seen what the lack of accountability has done to the Catholic Church. In deference to self-protection they ignored the blight of the children
being abused by priests, and now they face massive class-action suits. Cardinal Law (who discovery documents proved knew for years but chose to "cover up") has finally resigned, and all the abused victims that hid in shame, as a result of their abusers' violations, are now coming forward to tell of their ordeals.The lack of accountability and oversight of Wall Street accounting firms allowed unscrupulous greedy corporate executives to bleed their investors
dry and "cover it up" with shady accounting practices. It took massive public outcry and investors withdrawing their money from the stock market to get
OUR public servants (there's a misnomer) Congress to FINALLY address the problem of WHITE COLLAR crime.If you read Gerry Spence's book, "With Justice for none - Destroying a Great American Myth" -he makes the points- "White collar criminals cost this country more than all the larcenies, burglaries,..., and Congress stands mutely by with their hands in their pockets, wherein their true interests lie,..., the ubiquity of the most venal pettifoggers,..., the ultimate injustice - to surrender to the status quo,..., NOBODY is WATCHING the JUDGES."
What happened to Miss Elsebeth Baumgartner, and all too many, is a good example of former President Jimmy Carter's assertion in an article he did for the N.Y. Times "Why Some People Distrust the 'System'" - "it is
time for America's Legal system to correct itself.... unfortunately, reform voices are muted."
Sincere Regards,Dave Donley, JIC, VT JAIL4judgeswww.jail4judges.org
P.S. WANTED CANDIDATES FOR OFFICE that will honor their oaths and serve the Public welfare, not the special interests. J4J legislation would attract a large constituency!!!!!!!!!!
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, January 13, 2003 8:40 AM
Subject: BAUMGARTNER FREED!
Update on Elsebeth Baumgartner--BAUMGARTNER IS FREE!
(SEE DAY 2 BELOW)
ATTENTION: Anyone planning to attend the Elsebeth Baumgartner hearing-THERE IS NO NEED AS ALL FURTHER HEARINGS ARE CANCELLED AS OF THIS DATE. Kennedy is back in Virginia giving this report. Anyone who had planned to attend on the 14th, should contact
Kennedy for names of other activists in Ohio you may not know. Follow up with a meeting b/c you all have the momentum --don't lose it! You made a
difference in Ohio!
UPDATE DAY 1: On January 3, 2003, Attorney Elsebeth Baumgartner, a whistle blower who was exposing massive corruption in the legal profession, was at a motions hearing on whether to dismiss the felony "escapee" allegation against her. For those who have followed this matter, the story is ridiculous as to how a soccer mom Valedictorian could have such a thing happen to her. (If you have not followed the case, please see my website below and go to the lower right side and click on all of Baumgartner's info, including audio interviews. Also go to "national hall of shame" on left side of site and click and then look under Ohio).
The judge came into the courtroom as cocky as ever and made every indication that he was going to find against Baumgartner. He even argued the case against her for the attorney general's office. It was gross. But, one thing he did not count on was a courtroom full of white and black peopleangrily making eye contact with him at all times. Unexpectedly, he took a break. When he came back, he totally changed his tune and found for
Most everyone is certain he made a phone call to Columbus, Ohio during the recess, where the Supreme Court sits (Baumgartner has accused the Supremes in Ohio of massive corruption) and they have been calling all the shots on her lynching. He did not want to be the fall-guy on this one friends. Wise move! He came back out and dismissed the felony allegations. So the Jan 14th hearing was cancelled (which was her trial on same).
DAY 2: JAN 9TH, 2003
Instead of having a hearing on Jan 14, on the felony charges (which were dismissed on Day 1), the courts decided to blind side her with an alleged probation violation hearing to be held on Jan 9, 2003, without even telling her what the alleged violations were. They also would not send out her subpoenas so she would be there with no witnesses--another trial by ambush.Instead of having 22 people present like on Day 1, we had approximately 45 people present on Jan 9, 2003! The cowardly judge delayed for a full hour
before coming out. Then when he finally did appear, he came out without his robe, and mumbled (even with a mic on), as we all strained to try to hearwhat he was saying. This was the same judge who earlier (before Baumgartner had any court watchers), was so loud and arrogant that he did not need a mic at all.
By the end of this short hearing, Baumgartner, (whom this crooked judge held for over 100 days without a hearing, when she was supposed to have one within 24 hours), let her walk free! Yes, E. Baumgartner is free!
There is so much to this story that is not in this writing; but most importantly, we need to realize that people still matter! These crooks were caught imprisoning an innocent person in a failed attempt to silence her whistle blowing against them. They knew they were caught and even their face-saving attempts were obvious to everyone!
These crooks were shamed when the people showed up in mass and made sure the judges knew that the people were aware of what they were doing and would have no more of it!
Are you stirring up your states friends? Do you have your leadership in place? It still matters! Thanks to all who took part both physically,
spiritaully and financially in this effort to free a leader in the movement. Also, listen to Hotseat for Judges tonight, Jan 13, 2002, when E.J. Baxter (the
brother of the Ohio Prosecutor at the center of all this corruption), who will talk about the corruption in the Ohio prosecutor's office. Yes, OHIO Judge Paul Moon and Judge John Adkins, you removed yourselves from the Hotseat by doing the right thing in spite of yourselves, but guess what-- Prosecutor Kevin Baxter--WELCOME TO THE HOTSEAT! This is your lucky day! Kennedy
-Kennedy's HomepageAnd our heartfelt thanks to Linda Kennedy, Virginia JAILer who spreads herself thin to other parts of the country to help those in need, such as Elsebeth Baumgartner and Jim Traficant. She is truly National J.A.I.L.'s Missionary of Mercy and because of her tireless efforts, we are seeing some great results such as the above report. Let's give Kennedy a hearty round of applause!! (CLAP-CLAP-CLAP-CLAP)
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