Just US – Its a Business Exploiting Others for Personal Gain
by Martin Armstrong, Armstrong Economics
Project Innocence has been operating as a counter-balance against a justice system the is complete insane. In the federal prison, only about 4% of the people are even there for violence. The Ohio Project Innocence has won a victory where men have finally been released holding the record for the longest wrongfully held – 39 years.
It was 1975, Ricky Jackson and two other young black men were charged and convicted of the murder of a white businessman in Cleveland. The sole evidence against Ricky was testimony provided by an alleged eyewitness, who was 12 at the time. Ricky has met that child who is a man today. He has bluntly stated that he feels no anger. He understands the system and that the witness is typically rehearsed and coerced and becomes a victim of the system themselves.
The witness who suffers the most are women. When I ran the law library in MCC, i could not be there when the women were present. Yet they had no one to ask questions. They would have to write their questions and I would answer them. I was horrified at what the government did to them. They were routinely threatened that if they did not do or say what the prosecutor demanded, their children would be put up for adoption and never seen again.
In a prosecution of Italians, this one guy subpoenaed his own phone calls from prison which are all taped. By mistake, they gave him is co-defendant who had turned to be a “rat” I listened to the tape where the prosecutor was telling the rat he needed him to testify against someone else as well. The rat said he did not know that person. The prosecutor replied, “don’t worry, by the time I am done with you, you will know him like he’s your brother.”. The tape was given to Judge Kaplan. He ruled it was irrelevant for that was a different case even though it was the same rat testifying against him. You quickly realize, nothing is real and the press supports the system for they just regurgitate whatever the government tells them.
The system is now just-us. It is a business where fresh lawyers look to make a name for themselves as a road to politics following in the steps of Rudy Guilliani. Prisons are being turned into private entities run for profits and judges have been convicted for sending kids to prison to fill these operations for profit as the prison give kickbacks to the judges This became known as “kids for cash” as judges lined their pockets.
You cannot imagine that the people attracted to this system are far too often the worst possible human beings humanity can turn out. They would do anything to climb the ladder and have absolutely no feeling or guilt whatsoever. EVERY person I have met so far who was a former prosecutor looks at those in the private sector as having something they deserve. It is the same feeling that produces socialism/communism. So when they finally get into the private sector, they are the greediest and most dishonest people I have ever encountered. So far, I have no exception.
This is part of the decline and fall of the United States. When there is no means to defend yourself or your property, the game is over – it is checkmate. Society cannot function when there is no means to address corruption. That is where the United States now stands. There is NO WAY to save the nation with a justice system that is so corrupt. It has become the mirror image of the corruption on Capitol Hill.