Posted Nov 15, 2014 by Martin Armstrong
The legal system in the United States has collapsed into a horrible pretense of justice. On top of that, every law that is passed they include the standard language of fine and imprisonment. This turned into a huge fight with Obamacare. In the first draft buried within the 33,000 pages was the standard clause that they could throw you in prison for not having health insurance even if you could not afford it. Well it certainly would have gotten all the homeless off the streets for they would be in prison getting free healthcare then – all be a sad excuse for a real doctor. The Republicans fought tooth-and-nail to get that removed.
I have written about the lone crusader in the Southern District of New York that the government does everything in their power steer their cases away from Judge Rakoff. Why? He has not been playing their game. He first came to everyone’s attention when he rejected the settlement between the SEC and Citigroup. He slammed it hard as a joke.
Now he has written Why Innocent People Plead Guilty – a sharp rebuke of just how bad the American legal system has become. Conrad Black, the Canadian media mogul who was also imprisoned wrongly by the US justice system, has added to what Judge Rakoff has written – A Plea against Pleading
Prosecutors abuse the system to win unjust convictions. Then there is the case of JOSEPH SALVATI where the jury awarded $102 million because the prosecutors KNEW they were convicting the wrong person. Anyone working for the government who does this sort of thing should be imprisoned themselves. After all, they violate the civil right of an individual and remain immune from criminal prosecution.