Americans Murdering Their Judges, and the US Crisis of Judicial Corruption
Americans Murdering Their Judges, and the US Crisis of Judicial
Corruption by Dr Les Sachs
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 on judges.
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 US dollar currency is sinking toward a possible collapse in the near
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 fraud.
These facts are not generally understood, because of how judicial
corruption is the most un-reported 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 delight, leave the proof lying around,
and yet avoid being prosecuted or even having their crimes be 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 despair.
Confronting the secrets of US 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 2.2
million prisoners (!) out of about 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, only has
a few hundred thousand prisoners, despite being denounced by the USA as
a "repressive" country.
1 out of every 45 working-age males (that is, not counting children or
the elderly) is BEHIND BARS in the United States. With working-age black
males, the figures are about 1 out of 20. This is the stuff of
With so many Americans in jail right now, and many more having been to
jail or on the way, the USA now has the world's biggest gulag. The
United States of America is a giant machine for jailing people and
making them afraid. With 2.2 million prisoners, America can be very
casual about who it throws into prison. Estimates are that at least 5
per cent, or over 100,000 of these prisoners, are completely innocent.
This is well shown by the fact that over 100 of the smaller group of
prisoners 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 property.
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 US legal
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's corporate
rulers fear to expose the misconduct of judges, lest this empire start
Since the judges are "supreme" in America, if people realise the judges
are crooked, a revolution would be at hand.
US Judges as Goons for the Big Corporations
In United States regime, most major aspects of public life are now under
the control of the US-based multi-national corporations, who have
effectively and openly bought and paid for everything in the American
"system": - The corporations own most US politicians, including both of
the two tweedledee-tweedledum "political parties", given that both the
"Democrat" and "Republican" parties, and nearly all the politicians, get
their funding from the same US corporate interests, despite a little bit
of pretending to be different; - The corporations own all the major US
media companies, who control what "news" most people see and read; - The
corporations effectively control most of the well-known "non-profit
organisations", who also depend on the large corporate or
corporate-backed "donations" for their existence and income; - The
corporations own the US elections, determining who is allowed by the
media to be a "major candidate", and the corporations even manufacture
the easily-hijackable "voting machines" that "count the votes" for
people - And the corporations, above all, own the US lawyers and judges,
via the corporate money and bribes that flow in the billions of dollars
through US law firms, which is why they rarely lose cases among the
"pro-business" US judges.
The judges enforce the "law", which in the United States means the Law
of the Big Corporations. They win, the little guy (or girl) loses.
That's what judges and lawyers call "The Game".
In exchange for controlling things for the benefit of the big
corporations, US judges and lawyers are allowed to act like perverts
with regard to the average person. They can lie, rob, cheat, steal, kill
and destroy any mere average person or US citizen - that is what the
judges and lawyers get, as their "reward" for running things for the
benefit of the really rich people who are big shareholders in the big
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
visible on the horizon, except some kind of revolution.
US Media Control Hiding the Judges' Crimes
The one power that the judges in America do worry about, is that of news
media and publicity, either of the independent kind or from outside the
United States. 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
The news media in America - mostly owned by large corporations who own
everything else - has a guilty conscience about all the evidence of
judicial misconduct that flows regularly through their offices. The
media 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 a twisted theory of "patriotic duty". These
media employees think that it is better to hide the dirty linen of the
judges and courts, so as not to "upset the public" and "destabilise
society". In other words, they know that the truth about the crooked US
judges, is the stuff of revolution.
But really, the situation is that the big media in the United States, is
owned by the same big corporations who own the politicians and
government, the same big corporations who pay the big law firms that
bribe the judges so that the big companies almost always win their
Most big corporations find themselves using American courts extensively,
including the media companies. If any media company or US organisation
were to independently "go after" some corrupt judges, and speak about
judicial corruption, the fear is that the media company might well find
itself being destroyed by the judges, as billions of dollars worth of
lawsuits suddenly were "decided" against the corporation.
You may not believe this yet, but the fact is that the US judges operate
like criminal gangs. They get together and pick a target, and they can
decide to destroy that target if they feel it is a threat, either to
themselves or to their paymasters at the big corporations.
Such terrors lurk in the back of the mind of independent and progressive
journalists, perhaps even more than among the big corporate media. In
America you never know whether you might find yourself arrested or sued
on some trumped-up charge or accusation, if you dare to criticise the US
legal system. US journalists have been shot dead in the street, after
daring to write a critical article about the judges. Just "coincidence",
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. Experience shows, over and over again, that people in the US who
try to fight judicial corruption simply cannot find lawyers for
themselves, even if they have money - and even though many US lawyers
are desperately unemployed and eager for money!
It is still (somewhat) accepted in the US, that journalists can
criticize the President and the administrative branches of government,
or complain about legislators. It is part of the function of
politicians, like the President, to "take some political heat" up front,
while the corporations run things behind the scenes.
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. You have proof of crimes by judges? Almost no journalist in the
United States wants to talk with you. - That is the true reality of
Even though the news media in the USA are not owned by the government,
they are not "independent" - far from it. The power of the judges
extends to both direct and indirect control of media criticism.
Beyond the fear, there is also a 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 US
lawyer said, "If the American people found out how crooked the judges
really are, the whole house of cards will start to crumble."
People feel that faith in the courts - the Hollywood movie version of
American "justice" - is what is holding the USA together. The fear is
this: 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 in a mass political
So the US media, corrupted by corporate ownership, or afraid itself of
revenge, pretends 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 lawyer.
Even in cases where US judges engage in absolutely blatant, open and
publicly perverted misbehaviour - like the US judge who used a
penis-pump on himself in his courtroom (quite true story) - the
misbehaviour and crimes usually go on openly for several years, until
the rogue judge finally offends some rich or politically powerful
person, and the system finally slowsly takes action.
America's FBI and Department of Justice collect files on judicial
corruption like they collect files on everything else, but they hold
back from acting, even in cases where they have clear enough evidence to
bring an indictment in minutes. The law enforcement agencies in America
blow with the political winds, and in the absence of media attention,
they will cover up for judges, whose help they require when they need to
win convictions on flimsy evidence. The judges who take bribes are
gladly eager to help law enforcement railroad and convict innocent
people. The mutual back-scratching of cops and judges is routine.
In the meantime, the anguish of millions of Americans is increasing: The
2.2 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
Secrecy, gag orders, and the court files you will never see
America is 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.
The illusion 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 or Paris
Hilton. But the gritty day-to-day reality of life in American courts, is
that much of what really goes on, is secret, hidden, un-published, under
gag order or a judge's ban on freedom of speech, or simply un-reported
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
The biggest category of judicial secrecy, is the nationwide American
curtain that hides complaints of misconduct about judges and lawyers.
Across the US, tens of thousands of complaints have been filed about
misconduct by lawyers and judges. You can find many of them on the
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
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 Supreme Court "judicial ethics" panel that was
appointed in 2004 by USA Chief Justice Rehnquist.
The judges read the complaints about their fellow judges, they likely
laugh and joke with each other about the people they have harmed, and
perhaps quietly advise each other to behave less openly like lunatics in
the future. But what the judges 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, the judges 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, and have political connections
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.
Fearful 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 pyjamas. 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 sleazy and awful and
A key factor in life in America now, is the widespread moral collapse of
the American legal profession. America has about a million law school
graduates, the most enormous gang of lawyers in the world. And 'gang '
is the right word.
Though a core group of lawyers are wealthy, from the fees supplied by
big corporations or from a few big 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.
US 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, financial
destruction, or even criminal indictments.
The net result is that there are only a small handful of American
lawyers now, who are willing to (very slightly) politically challenge
the American government. But if you ask about lawyers who are willing to
challenge corruption by other lawyers and judges, that handful of
lawyers dwindles to almost complete 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. The US human rights and civil liberties groups stay away from
this area, too. - They don't want to lose their corporate funding, or
suffer financial destruction at the hands of America's criminally
vengeful judges in some bogus "lawsuit".
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, at heart.
But many of them are lazy and incompetent, like the lawyers known to be
falling asleep and snoozing in court while their assigned clients are
convicted of murder and sentenced to death. Even worse, however, are the
all-too-common public defenders who actually help the government to
stage fake trials against their own clients.
These "public defender" lawyers are often paid out of government money.
If they do not help the government, these lawyers can be dropped from
the register, lose their income, and be replaced by other lawyers more
willing to be submissive. Though such lawyers may 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.
Sometimes the "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 in the future.
But US lawyers are often eager to betray and steal from clients, even
when the clients are paying them. Lawyers will sell out and manipulate
their clients, to benefit either the government, or the wealthier party
that is paying them bribes. This is something lawyers call "playing The
Actually, even very rich political people get robbed by their own
lawyers, the lawyers pushing the wealthy people into needless legal
cases, just so the lawyers can "milk" them for money. As long as some of
the stolen money makes its way into the hands of the judges, even the
rich victims usually cannot get redress against the lawyers who have
robbed and defrauded them.
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 offences they can
commit and still remain in office, unchallenged by either news media or
The fake US federal legal proceeding, that forced me to become a
political refugee in Europe back in 2004, is one such set of open felony
crimes. It is a well-known story now, with a US federal judge instantly
banning my freedom of speech and then threatening to jail and murder me,
while conducting a fake legal proceeding with the judge's friends posing
both as my lawyers, and also as lawyers for a non-existent "first
amendment civil rights charity foundation".
The judge and his friends issued fake "court orders" claiming I "agreed"
to the banning of my own freedom of speech for the rest of my life,
"agreed" to the destruction of my media and publishing company, "agreed"
to work for the rest of my life paying several hundred thousand dollars
to the friends of the federal judge with the fake "Foundation", and
"agreed" never to appeal all these illegal orders or the fraud of the
fake "legal proceeding".
- You can find more details at the website about me, and the central
legal presentation in my 125-count 3 April 2004 US Appeals Court filing
exposing the crimes of the US federal judges. - Needless to say, the US
judges never answered my court filing - My court filing was too crisp
and precise, too well-supported by proof documents, about the crimes the
US federal judges had committed, so the US judges don't dare to reply.
Before the US government gangsters moved in to jail and murder me, and I
was forced to escape to Europe to save my life, I did everything I could
to find a US lawyer to help me. Specifically so I could find a lawyer,
in my final months in the US, I got myself hired into a $150,000 per
year job, just so I could afford good lawyers.
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 all
these blatant crimes. I thought I would win back my freedom and strike a
blow for justice, just like in some Hollywood movie.
I contacted 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
But, as the US lawyers explained to me, there is no way to "fight a
crooked judge that's backed by the Bush government". The lawyers were
too frightened for their own safety, to risk trying to defend me against
a malicious federal judge and his friends. Meanwhile, the judge's
friends began to close in on me, demanding extortion money and ready to
carry out their threats to jail and murder me.
Thankfully, I escaped from America, the fake and phoney "land of
freedom", and that's why you can read these words right now, written in
my safe haven in Europe. And then, in 2007, more than three years after
I took refuge in Europe, the US judges conducted a new fake "legal
proceeding" just for the purpose of creating false media to slander me,
and to try and ban my popular writings on US legal corruption, like this
article you are reading now, banned by US judges who have served legal
papers on Google.
One 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 crime 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 can see 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. Hence the new 2007
US fake trial to try and ban my freedom of speech all over again, more
than three years after I took refuge in Europe.
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
But that is not happening, as the corporate forces of the US regime
unite to attack any significant movement at judicial reform, and most
especially the laudably-named JAIL 4 Judges. - The United States needs a
return to real democracy and the values of the Bill of Rights, but it
seems that in the face of judicial corruption, it is only a major
revolution that can end these crimes of horror in which Americans now