US Indymedia Global Indymedia Publish About us
Printed from Boston IMC : http://boston.indymedia.org/
Boston.Indymedia
IVAW Winter Soldier

Winter Soldier
Testimonies
Brad Presente

Other Local News

Spare Change News
Open Media Boston
Somerville Voices
Cradle of Liberty
The Sword and Shield

Local Radio Shows

WMBR 88.1 FM
What's Left
WEDS at 8:00 pm
Local Edition
FRI (alt) at 5:30 pm

WMFO 91.5 FM
Socialist Alternative
SUN 11:00 am

WZBC 90.3 FM
Sounds of Dissent
SAT at 11:00 am
Truth and Justice Radio
SUN at 6:00 am

Create account Log in
Comment on this article | Email this article | Printer-friendly version
Commentary :: Human Rights : International : Politics : Race : Social Welfare
WILL PRINCE CHARLES NOW HELP PRESIDENT OBAMA ~ FREE THEM ?
16 Nov 2008
WHEN PRESIDENT OBAMA TELLS THE US DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS ~ LET MY PEOPLE GO !
*** GIVE THEM LIBERTY OR GIVE THEM LAWYERS ***
LAWYERS FOR POOR AMERICAN'S HAD BEEN INFORMED FROM CONTACTS IN CA.(VIA) WASHINGTON DC. ABOUT THIS SPECIFIC TYPE OF INJUSTICE HAPPENING NATIONWIDE TO OUR POORER AMERICANS OVER FOUR MONTHS AGO,BUT UP UNTIL NOW WE HAVE NOT HAD OUR SMOKING GUN TO PROVE IT.

***WILL OUR DEMOCRATIC US CONGRESS EVEN BE INTERESTED TO INVESTIGATE AND CHANGE THESE JUDICIAL INJUSTICES THAT HAVE BECOME IN REALITY, HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS AND CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY BEING INFLICTED ON OUR OWN POORER AMERICAN'S ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY ???

**** SADLY, THIS IS ONLY THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG OF THIS SPECIFIC INJUSTICE WITHIN OUR UNDERFUNDED US JUDICIAL SYSTEM THAT NEEDS...C*H*A*N*G*E.......

**** GOD'S HAND IS INVOLVED IN THIS ONE ****
WHEN THIS HORROR IS PROVEN TO BE A TRUE EVENT AFFECTING THE ENSLAVEMENT OF 2,500 POORER AMERICAN'S, THEN ALL OF AMERICA WILL BE AWARE THAT THIS SAME EXACT TREATMENT OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF OTHER POORER CITIZENS NATIONWIDE NEEDS A FORMAL US CONGRESSIONAL AND US JUSTICE DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATION !!!

** THIS IS BY NO MEANS AN ISOLATED INCIDENT OF ABUSE OF OUR POORER CITIZENS, LAWYERS FOR POOR AMERICANS HAVE BEEN INFORMED THIS SAME EXACT INJUSTICE IS HAPPENING NATIONWIDE,AND HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR MANY YEARS !!!

*** BY THE US CONGRESS DENYING OUR MIDDLE CLASS AND WORKING POORER AMERICAN'S PROPER LEGAL REPRESENTATION NATIONWIDE, THEY HAVE EFFECTIVELY CREATED A CERTAIN LARGE GROUP OF COMPLACENT US FEDERAL JUDGES INTO A SECOND TIER OF CRIMINALS !

YES, THE WORLD COURT SHOULD ALSO BE INVESTIGATING THESE CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY BEING INFLICTED ON OUR POORER AMERICAN'S BY THE ADAMENT IVORY TOWERS OF THE US CONGRESS AND CERTAIN COMPLACENT US FEDERAL APPEAL JUDGES !

*** IS THERE NOT EVEN ONE BRAVE FEDERAL APPEAL JUDGE IN THIS COUNTRY ABLE TO SPEAK THE TRUTH PUBLICLY ABOUT THIS HORROR ?

lawyersforpooramericans (at) yahoo.com (424-247-2013)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
#1) WWW POSTING ON THIS AMERICAN INJUSTICE:

**** Posted on October 31, 2008 by Gideon
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

I’m a little late on writing about this story (via several sources), but it sure is a doozy.

You know how it’s common knowlege that most appeals aren’t successful? Well, if you were a pro-se petitioner in Louisiana for the last 13 years, you knew that you wouldn’t win. Why is that? Because the Chief Judge of their Court of Appeals directed his clerk to summarily deny all appeals from pro-se petitioners without circulating the appeal to other judges.

The clerk, ridden with guilt, committed suicide earlier this year and left a note confessing everything.

This immoral and apparently illegal policy was in place until Jerrold Peterson, the staffer charged with implementing it, blew his brains out in May of last year. Peterson was driven to it in part, his suicide note suggested, by guilt over the nefarious tasks the judges made him perform.

In his note Peterson explained how the court gave indigent appellants the bum’s rush.

Although every criminal writ application is supposed to be reviewed by three judges, he was deputed to winnow out any that had been filed pro se and arrange for their automatic rejection.

Thus were an estimated 2,500 appeals deep-sixed without any judicial consideration whatsoever.

Now, facing public embarassment and possible ethical violations, the Louisiana Supreme Court has stepped in and asked…get this…the same appellate court to look at the appeals again. Note that they did not ask the Court to conduct an investigation into this practice, but simply to consider those appeals that were so summarily denied.

Because, if we placate the defendants with another cursory look at their appeals, we can sweep the ethical violations under the carpet.

At first this whole thing seemed rather odd to me. After all, how is this even possible? Here’s how:

Edward Dufresne, Chief Judge of the Fifth Circuit, took charge of pro se appeals in 1994. He then had Peterson prepare rulings denying writs for all of them and signed off “without so much as a glance,” according to the suicide note. “No judge ever saw the writ application before the ruling was prepared by me,” Peterson wrote in a second suicide note to the Judiciary Commission.

The rulings also bore the names, though not the signatures, of judges Marion Edwards and Wally Rothschild. Neither Edwards nor Rothschild had any clue as to what was in the applications, or even knew that they had been filed, according to Peterson.

So you’ve got one complicit judge and maybe three. But there are 5 more on that court. What of them? Are we to really believe that these 5 (or 7) other judges never once questioned the stark absence of pro-se appeals? Particularly in Louisiana, whose system has the following characteristics:

* About 90 percent of criminal defendants in Louisiana are indigent.
* Louisiana only provides post-conviction legal aid in death penalty cases. Everyone else must either hire a lawyer, find a lawyer to handle their case pro bono, or handle the appeal themselves. Obviously, most have no choice but to opt for the latter.
* One criminal defense lawyer in Louisiana told me that if you’re convicted of murder in Louisiana and you’re innocent, you’re actually better off getting the death penalty. At least then you’ll get a team of lawyers, investigators, and experts to help with your appeal.

This from a state whose criminal justice system was already crumbling. It’s hard to believe that people such as Judge Dufresne take an oath to uphold the law and to prove equal protection under it. Disbarment may be enough, but only barely.

Justice delayed is no justice at all.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------************************************************************************************************
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
#2 WWW POSTING FROM REPORTER WITH A MAJOR DAILY NEWSPAPER IN La.USA

***THE SMOKING GUN LINK TO AMERICA'S JUDICIAL INJUSTICES BEING INFLICTED ON POORER AMERICAN'S !

**GOOGLE OR YAHOO SEARCH ON WWW:
AUTHOR: JAMES GILL OF THE TIMES PICAYUNE
DAILY NEWSPAPER IN La.,USA FRIDAY OCT.10,2008
(IN A SUICIDE NOTE,REFLECTIONS OF GUILT)
See also:
http://la.indymedia.org

This work is in the public domain
Add a quick comment
Title
Your name Your email

Comment

Text Format
Anti-spam Enter the following number into the box:
To add more detailed comments, or to upload files, see the full comment form.