Re: [tips_and_tricks] Banned by yahoogroups? - Addressing Police Misconduct
- How about if a judge blackmailed you into waiving your right to a jury
trial, then found you guilty? I had a judge do this to me last year.
I'd never had any arrest whatsoever after 53 years. This involved
charges of domestic violence and a 4th degree felony (a charge for 4th
degree DV, 1st degree DV, and the felony was because when 911 called
back I told them nothing was wrong). All I had done was break a
sentimental photograph in my wife's presence (she was 8 feet away from
me) after she told me she had really left home because she had a
boyfriend at work (she baited me).
Anyway, the judge told my lawyer (who I'm sure will not back up my
story) that if I persisted in my request for a jury trial, then I could
have one, but I needed to be made aware that if the jury convicted me of
ANY one of the 3 charges, I would go straight to jail from the
courtroom. BUT, if I would waive my right to a jury, then even if he
found me guilty I probably wouldn't be sent to jail.
The judge 'relayed' his blackmail to me through my lawyer (who is a part
-time magistrate himself) so I didn't hear the judge say this firsthand,
and I think this is where he is 'safe'.
> This msg was blocked from posting to a PRIVATE, unlisted yahoogroup.
> Hmm. Wonder why? See if it goes thru here.... -Todd
> U.S. Department of Justice
> Civil Rights Division
> ADDRESSING POLICE MISCONDUCT
> LAWS ENFORCED BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
> The vast majority of the law enforcement officers in this country
> perform their very difficult jobs with respect for their communities
> and in compliance with the law. Even so, there are incidents in which
> this is not the case. This document outlines the laws enforced by the
> United States Department of Justice (DOJ) that address police
> misconduct and explains how you can file a complaint with DOJ if you
> believe that your rights have been violated.