Monday, March 7, 2011
11-03-08 Archiving corruption of the justice system in the United States and reform efforts - Judge by Judge, Court by Court…// Archivo de la corrupción del sistema de justicia en los Estados Unidos y los esfuerzos de reforma - Juez por el Juez, Tribunal de Justicia por el Tribunal ... // 归档在美国司法系统的改革努力和腐败 -法官，法庭由法院法官...
Archiving corruption of the justice system in the United States and reform efforts - Judge by Judge, Court by Court�
Human Rights Alert (NGO) calls upon those with reliable information to contribute to the efforts to document both judicial corruption and the growing efforts for reform of the judiciary in the United States.
Los Angeles, March 9 - in view of the hundreds of web sites which have sprung in recent years in the United States from coast to coast, protesting court corruption, [[i]] and likewise � web sites calling for judicial reform, [[ii],[iii]] the need arises for documenting and archiving these growing efforts. Moreover, the many sites provide redundant information, and vary greatly in accuracy and reliability.
Wikipedia, which was proposed by some as the venue for such project, is notorious for being edited by US government and large corporate interests, and has a track record of deleting references to judicial corruption and Human Rights violations in the United States. [[iv]]
Judgepedia, a web site which is built on the same platform as Wikipedia, but is edited by named individuals, in contrast with Wikipedia, appears as the current home for such archiving efforts. The site benefits from professional editing, and requires documentary evidence, mostly from print media.
Judgepedia was sponsored until mid-2009 by the Sam Adams Alliance, [[v]] a non-profit organization based in Chicago, Illinois, which supports groups and individuals "who are working to defend liberty, hold the government accountable, and make real political change at the local level". At present it is sponsored by the Lucy Burns Institute, [[vi]] a non-profit organization based in Madison, Wisconsin, named after Lucy Burns (1879-1966) was an American suffragist. [[vii]] The Institute �believe[s] in the power of information to transform lives and politics�, and is �dedicated to fairness and openness in politics�.
Judgepedia is organized as pages for individual courts, both state and federal, and for individual judges.
Efforts have been initiated to complement the scant official data on each of the courts and judges with evidence of either corruption, [[viii]] or calls for reform by judges themselves. [[ix]]
In parallel, a proposal was filed with the site editors, to initiate special pages for documenting the growing efforts for judicial reform in the United States.
Human Rights Alert (NGO) calls upon those who are ready, willing, able to contribute to the efforts to document both judicial corruption and the growing movement for judicial reform in the United States.
[i] 11-03-05 Judicial and Government Corruption - Hundreds of Web Sites in the United States�
[ii] Center for Judicial Accountability
[iii] Lawless America
[iv] 11-03-07 Judicial Corruption and Human Rights Violations in the US? Not on Wikipedia!
[v] The Sam Adams Alliance
[vi] Lucy Burns Institute
[vii] Who was Lucy Burns?
[viii] Superior Court of Los Angeles County, California
Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, Pennsylvania
US Judge Virginia Phillips
US Judge Jed Rakoff
Illinois Cook Judicial Circuit Court
California Court of Appeals Justice James Richman
Supreme Court of the United States
US Court of Appeals Chief Judge Edith Jones
US Judge Christine Arguello
Florida Fifteenth Circuit Court Judge Jack Schramm Cox
California Judge Jacqueline Connor
Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court Ronald George
[ix] US Court of Appeals Chief Judge Edith Jones
Human Rights Alert (NGO)
Human Rights Alert is dedicated to discovering, archiving, and disseminating evidence of Human Rights violations by the justice systems of the State of California and the United States in Los Angeles County, California, and beyond. Human Rights Alert focuses on the unique role of computerized case management systems in the precipitous deterioration of the integrity of the justice system in the United States.
WHAT DID THE EXPERTS SAY ABOUT THE JUSTICE SYSTEM IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CALIFORNIA?
* "...judges tried and sentenced a staggering number of people for crimes they did not commit."
Prof David Burcham, Dean, Loyola Law School, LA (2001)
* "This is conduct associated with the most repressive dictators and police states... and judges must share responsibility when innocent people are convicted."
Prof Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, Irvine Law School (2001)
* "Innocent people remain in prison"
* "...the LA Superior Court and the DA office, the two other parts of the justice system that the Blue Panel Report recommends must be investigated relative to the integrity of the system, have not produced any response that we know of..."
LAPD Blue Ribbon Review Panel Report (2006)
WHAT DID THE EXPERTS SAY ABOUT THE JUSTICE SYSTEM IN CALIFORNIA?
* "...corruption of the courts and the legal profession and discrimination by law enforcement in California."
United Nations Human Rights Council Staff Report (2010)
WHAT DID THE EXPERTS SAY ABOUT THE STATE COURTS IN THE UNITED STATES?
* "On July 26, 2010, Laurence Tribe, Senior Counsel for the United States Department of Justice, Access to Justice Initiative, delivered an important speech to the Conference of Chief Justices, challenging them to halt the disintegration of our state justice systems before they become indistinguishable from courts of third world nations."
Prof Laurence Tribe, Harvard Law School (2010), per National Defender Leadership Institute (2010)
WHAT DID THE EXPERTS SAY ABOUT THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES?
* "More than 100 law professors have signed on to a letter released today that proposes congressional hearings and legislation aimed at fashioning "mandatory and enforceable" ethics rules for Supreme Court justices for the first time. The effort, coordinated by the liberal Alliance for Justice, was triggered by "recent media reports," the letter said, apparently referring to stories of meetings and other potential conflicts of interest involving Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas among others."
More than 100 law professors, as reported by the Blog of the Legal Times (February 2011)
WHAT DID CHIEF JUDGE OF THE US COURT OF APPEALS, 5TH CIRCUIT, SAY ABOUT THE US JUSTICE SYSTEM?
* "The American legal system has been corrupted almost beyond recognition..."
Chief Judge, US Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, Edith Jones, speaking before the Federalist Society of Harvard Law School (February 2003)
WHAT DID THE CHAIR OF THE SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE SAY ABOUT THE US JUSTICE SYSTEM?
* In a speech in Georgetown University, Senator Leahy, Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee called for a "Truth and Reconciliation Commission" on the US Department of Justice.
Transcript of Senator Leahy speech (2009)
March 07, 2011
Information Clearing House NewsletterNews You Won't Find On CNN
March 07, 2011
WikiLeaks Analysis Suggests
Hundreds of Thousands of Unrecorded Iraqi Deaths
Hundreds of Thousands of Unrecorded Iraqi Deaths
By Les Roberts
The implications of the WikiLeaks Iraq War Logs for the US standing in the Middle-East are profound.- WikiLeaks' War Logs suggest the US had information to know that this estimate was only a small fraction of the reality.
US Soldier Sentenced In Sport Killing Case
By Press TV
An American soldier charged with killing Afghan civilians and mutilating their corpses has been sentenced to 60 days hard labor.
11-03-07 WikiLeaks Manning Ordered to Sleep Naked // Wikileaks Manning ordenado a dormir desnuda // 维基解密曼宁有序裸睡
In brig, WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning ordered to sleep without clothing
Saturday, March 5, 2011; 10:02 PM
Military jailers are forcing Bradley Manning, the 23-year-old soldier accused of passing classified documents to WikiLeaks.org, to strip naked in his cell at night and sleep without clothing, a requirement his lawyer says was imposed after Manning made a "sarcastic quip" about his confinement.
Read the full story:http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/03/05/AR2011030503624.html?sid=ST2011020802057