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Crooked Prosecutors Enabled by Political Judges; the Solution

I have said for years that cops and prosecutors lie and are allowed to get away with it, and that the Third Branch is as political a branch of government as any other, and maybe more so because it can hide behind the arrogant pretense that they are not political, and now one series of exchanges by a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel ratifies and reinforces my long-held positions on those topics.

As Judge Wardlaw says toward the end of the attached video: “They [state courts] say…the prosecutor lied on the stand and his lies bolstered the credibility of the jailhouse snitch….but it didn't prejudice the trial.  But that's condoning it. .... And I understand why they do that; they are elected judges and they are not going to be reversing things. …. It condones it by not reversing the conviction on that basis….” Wardlaw, J.

Furthermore, "They have state judges [California] who are willing to look the other way." Kozinski, J. [re prosecutors lying on the stand and suborning perjury by their witnesses.]

It is hoped that prospective jurors study this example of prosecutorial and judicial malfeasance [or worse] and factor it in when they are sitting on juries.  If it looks as though the stuff coming before you is tainted, it probably is, and you have the power to do something about it.  So do so.

And I hope the state and federal legislatures come finally to realize the evil spawned from judicial, prosecutorial, and constabularial immunities and legislatively reverse the judicial holdings that manufactured that unhealthy doctrine: it is not of constitutional origin, because the Framers would have had none of it; it was concocted from whole cloth by the judiciary to protect itself, and then it prosecutorial patrons, and then its constabularial pals, and it is anathema to the founding principles of this Republic.

Download, listen, weep, learn, and act.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sCUrhgXjH4

Michael Kennedy

Admitted to Bar, State of California, 1981 Education: Widener University, Chester, Pennsylvania (B.A., 1970) Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California (J.D., Scale, 1981) Harvard Law School, Program of Instruction for Lawyers, Cambridge, 1987

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SHARON STEPHENS

Posted Feb 27, 2015 at 14:19:49

WE are fighting this very thing right now in testimony to Judicial Council.

Center for Judicial Excellence – Justice. Accountability. Integrity. http://www.centerforjudicialexcellence.org/ CJE is dedicated to public education and community outreach about individual rights in the court system.

MY TESTIMONY TO THE COUNCIL 2/19

Good morning —I am Sharon Stephens and I am affiliated with The Center for Judicial Excellence. Thank you to this Council for allowing me this opportunity to speak.

There is no doubt we are in a crisis in the courts — from traffic court to murder cases but nowhere is it so blatantly evident as in Family Court . But I believe we are now also standing at the tipping point of change and can begin to meet to find solutions, beginning with placing cameras and recording devices in every court to show proof of abuses and a Public Hearing that allows for the public to hear the facts and give their opinions.

We live in a society based on “the rule of law” yet I have been in court in eastern Riverside County and witnessed judges and commissioners ignore the law: handing out restraining orders with no real proof of statutory requirements which are therefore basically void. I have seen people treated with egregious disdain and disrespect yet expected to treat the judge and predatory lawyers with respect - and then the court ignores their motions and complaints by not answering in the required time of 90 days and the presiding judge allowing for this. I have seen and know of Family Court cases decided without thorough investigation that allows for families to be torn apart and children set adrift with no grief counseling for anyone. There are those who have been labeled vexatious litigants for making “too many restraining order requests”- that being as few as five — requested because of abusive and life threaten situations and then forever never allowed to challenge that ruling or another case in court.

I know what it is like for a child to be ripped from a family. At age four I was made a ward of the court and in one year I went through three foster care homes, one where I was almost killed and then seven years in an orphanage — my heart and mind were broken in a thousand pieces — it was devastating; it wrecked havoc in my life and left the scars of post-traumatic stress on my soul that persist in one degree or another to this day. We just cannot continue to do this to our children and not realize the consequences we are reaping as a society.

There is a time for anger and criticism; it helps to bring attention to a problem… but the time is long overdue for finding solutions —

Now is the time to find solutions —

It is time for a Public Hearing.

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