EXPOSES OF CORRUPTION AND BRIBERY

GOVERNMENTAL PRO-DRUG ACTIVITY,
TARGETING OF MINORITIES,
PERJURY PREVALENCE,
AND BRIBERY OF OFFICIALS:
A SHORT BIBLIOGRAPHY


AUTHOR LIST
Ancestors Ashman, Charles Balko, Rodney Bandeler, Beverly Barlowe, Sarah Borgatta, Edgar R.
Brown, Vicki Califano, Joseph A., Jr. Clarke, Richard Cohen, Fred Danski, Kara Dean, John
DeFrank, Frank Delaney, Joseph H. Dershowitz, Alan M. Devine, Thomas P. Dickerson, Brian Dillow, Gordon
Edison, Thomas Ehrenfeld, Rachel Eighth Circuit Court Elias, Robert Eppolito, Louis Ervin, Frank R., M.D.
Ewing, David W. Fry, Monroe Foley, Thomas J. Grattan, C. H. Griffin, David Ray Hall, Kermit L.
Higgins, Jack Hochschild, Adam Irons, Peter H. Keegan, Anne Kelly, John F. Kittel, N. G.
Knapp Commission Kohn, Stephen M. Kwitny, Jonathan Lance, Peter Lawson, Guy Lazarus, Edward P.
Levine, Michael Lieberman, Jethro Lindsay, Benj. L. Lockwood, Brocton Maas, Peter Maier, Timoth W.
Mark, Vernon, M.D. McClellan, Barr McCoy, Alfred J. Mendenhall, Harlan H. Mills, James Mitgang, Herbert
Moore, James M.S.P.B. New York City New York Supreme Court North, Mark Ohio Supreme Court
Orfield, Myron W. Jr. Parenti, Michael PBS Frontline Pepper, William F. Perkins, John Roberts, Paul Craig
Rucke, Katie Rumsfeld, Donald Sapien, Joaquin Second Circuit Court Seventh Circuit Court Sevilla, Charles M.
Slobogin, Christopher Smith, Malcolm B. E. Starr, Douglass Stockwell, John Stowe, Harriet B. Supreme Court
Surgeon General Suskind, Ronald Tate, Cassandra Taylor, Robert Thomas, Gordon Tiffany, Joel
Tolstoy, Leo Tuohy, James United States Vipperman, Franklin D. Wearne, Phillip K. Winter-Berger, Robert N.
Wolchover, David Woodward, Bob Younger, Irving

Ashman, Charles R., The Finest Judges Money Can Buy, And Other Forms of Judicial Pollution (Los Angeles: Nash Publishing, 1973) (that constitutional scholar provides 74 documented cases of corruption, including via bribes, "loans" and prostitutes. Those are the ones who were caught.)

Balko, Radley, Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces (9 July 2013) (on police abuses of Americans under the junk science pretext of fighting post-starter drugs) (See also review by Esther J. Cepeda, "Dogs and the warrior cops," The Macomb Daily, 12 May 2014, p A4.)

Bandler, Beverly, "Gary Webb and Media Manipulation" (3 November 2014) (on government including the CIA role in importing drugs into the United States)

Barlow, Sarah, “Patterns of Arrests for Misdemeanor Narcotics Possession: Manhattan Police Practices 1960-62,” 4 Crim. L. Bull. 549, 549-50 (1968) (presenting data showing that “dropsy testimony”—i.e., police testimony that an arrestee had dropped drugs as the police came upon them—increased after Mapp v. Ohio imposed the exclusionary rule on state police, indicating that the "police are lying about the circumstances of such arrests so that the contraband which they have seized illegally will be admissible as evidence.").

Borgatta, Edgar R. (Univ of Wisc) and Robert R. Evans (Univ of Arizona), Smoking, Health, and Behavior (Chicago: Aldine Pub Co, 1968), cited organized crime role in cigarette selling. "New York City officials and state tax officials . . . as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation are convinced that organized crime . . . moved into the cigarette bootlegging business. Many facts contribute to this conclusion. Bail is posted promptly on all arrests. Fines are paid promptly. Many arrests are of known criminals with records dating back twenty to thirty years and known to be members of the organization. Fake driver's licenses, painted over and renumbered license plates on trucks, and dispersal depots . . . have been detected. . . . All of this smacks of a highly coordinated effort such as organized crime operates." Each's "family, including the children, cannot help but be aware of this illegal activity. In this way, an even greater disrespect for law is being taught to youngsters." (Pp 265-266).

Brown, Vicki, "Man Dies in Police Raid on Wrong House" (ABC News, Lebanon, Tennessee, 31 December 2013) ("A 61-year-old [black] man was shot to death by [white] police while his [70 year old] wife was handcuffed in another room during a [so-called] drug raid on the wrong house." [ALL police officers are well aware the so-called 'War on Drugs' is a fraud, carefully designed to exclude the starter /gateway drug. See context.])

Califano, Joseph A., Jr., Inside: A Public and Private Life (New York: Special Affairs, 2004) (cites ex parte contacts by Judge Charles Richey, a Nixon appointee, to aid Nixon in the Watergate crimes situation, by making court decisions pursuant to off-the-record contacts with Nixon aides, pages 270, 273-275, 277, 280-281, 287, and 313: “Judge Richey was fixed by the Nixon administration.”   “I had come to doubt the integrity of many judges [and] realize that [many] judges were just . . . biased, corruptible, and ambitious.” Also cites Nixon's effort to blackmail former President Lyndon B. Johnson, p 280)

Clarke, Richard A., Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror (New York and London: Free Press, 2004) (cites background on Bush mismanagement pre 9-11, disinterest in terrorism prevention, and post 9-11 obsession with Saddam Hussein) (Example)

Cohen, Fred, "Police Perjury: An Interview with Martin Garbus," 8 Crim. L. Bull. 363, 367 (1972) ("[A]mong all the lawyers that I know--whether they are into defense work or prosecution--not one of them will argue that systematic police perjury does not exist. We may differ on its extent, its impact . . . but no trial lawyer that I know will argue that police perjury is nonexistent or sporadic.") (See also Professor Michelle Alexander, "Why Police Lie Under Oath," in New York Times (2 February 2013), citing the prevalence of perjury committed by police officers, especially against racial minorities. Prof. Alexander is author of "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.")

Kara Danski, "How Many People Must Be Maimed or Killed Before We End the Militarization of Our Police Forces?" (Wednesday, 8 October 2014) (covers police mutilation of baby and other out-of-control assaults of Americans)

Dean, John, Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush (New York: Little, Brown and Co., 2004) (on Bush Administration)

DeFrank, Frank, "Cops and Cash Make For Poor Mix," Macomb Daily (11 Feb 2002)

Joseph H. Delaney, “A Lawyer's View of the Justice System,” in Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Vol. CXVIX No. 7 & 8 (July/August 1999)

Dershowitz, Prof. Alan M., Letters to a Young Lawyer (Basic Books, 2001) (shows corruption in the legal system. He says, for example, on being “suspicious of all legal and judicial institutions. Trust no one in power, including — especially — judges. Don't take judicial opinions at face value. Go back and check the transcript [record]. Cite-check the cases. You will be amazed how often you will find judges 'finessing' the facts and the law. Too often, legal observers take as a given judges' intellectual honesty” (p 11). Pp 80-81 note that pro-government lying is common, rampant, by judges. See also

  • Prof. Malcolm B. E. Smith, "Concerning Lawful Illegality," 83 Yale Law Journal 1534 (1974)
  • Prof. Malcolm B. E. Smith, "May Judges Ever Nullify the Law?," 74 Notre Dame Law Review (#5) 1657-61 (June 1999)
  • Prof. Malcolm B. E. Smith, "Do Appellate Courts Regularly Cheat?," 16 Criminal Justice Ethics 11-19 (2, Summer/Fall 1997)
  • Sanford H. Kadish and Mortimer R. Kadish, Discretion to Disobey: A Study of Lawful Departures from Legal Rules (Stanford, CA.: Stanford Univ Press, 1973).
  • Two-Thirds Of Americans Live In The 4th Amendment 'Exemption Zone'” (22 August 2014) ("Judge Edward Korman—a Reagan appointee to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York—confirmed that federal authorities can search the electronic devices of any American within 100 miles of any border without the need to obtain a warrant." This means he believes that "while the article is headlined 2/3s of Americans, at the time of the penning of the 4th Amendment that would have been more like 9/10s. Why would the Founders have even bothered to write the 4th Amendment in the first place, if it would only benefit one tenth of Americans? If this idiot Judge's interpretation of the Bill of Rights had any shred of validity regarding the documents' intent, he'd realize that what he's saying is: Our Founders were too dumb to realize they were writing into law a provision which could not be legally enforced in the place it was written and signed."

    Devine, Thomas M., and Donald G. Aplin, “Whistleblower Protection-Gap Between Law and Reality,” 31 Howard Law J (#2) 223-239 (1988) (federal civil service is to attack honest employees, called whistleblowers, and to do so viciously, to “go well beyond merely defeating a whistle blower . . . prove to others that no one is safe . . . make the most outrageous charges possible. . . . for purposes of teaching others a lesson, the more obvious the inconsistency [with work record and law, i.e., the lying or perjury] the better. . . .”)

    Devine, Thomas M., and Donald G. Aplin, “Abuse of Authority: The Office of the Special Counsel and Whistleblower Protection," 4 Antioch Law J 5-71 (Summer 1986) (elaboration of civil service abuses of employees, and refusal to protect them)

    Devine, Thomas M., “The Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989: Foundation for the Modern Law of Employment Dissent," 51 Admin Law Rev (#2) 531-577 (Spring 1999) (continued background on the subject)

    Dickerson, Brian, "State Supreme Court Case Shows Justice May Be for Sale," Detroit Free Press 2B (7 May 1999) (he offers evidence "that . . the Legislature Michigan's insurance industry had bought and paid for" is receiving judicial support in its action to alter court rules to exclude more pro-litigant witnesses. Dickerson as an example, cites support for this including from Gov. John Engler's appointee, Judge Clifford Douglas, so "deep-pocket [litigants] will soon be in a position to spend less on lawyers, and more on legislators")

    Ehrenfeld, Rachel, Ph.D., Director, NYC Center for the Study of Corruption & the Rule of Law, Narco-Terrorism (NY: Basic Books, 1990) and Evil Money (NY: HarperCollins, 1992) (tracks the money trail, as a cycle from drug abusers through local to higher drug dealers, and back in sequence all the way to initial growers and indigenous terrorist groups). See also her "U.S. ignored money trail: Bush is doomed to fail if he doesn't cut off financing of terrorists," Detroit News, pp 17A & 20A (30 Sep 2001). And see also theantidrug.com's background material on drugs and terrorism.

    Elias, Prof. Robert, "Terrorism and American Foreign Policy" (25 September 2001) (cites US policy and practice of undeclared wars, use of weapons of mass destruction, use of chemical and biological weapons, election abuses, torture, supporting and harboring terrorists, assassinations)

    Ewing, David W., “Canning Directions: How the Government Rids Itself of Troublemakers," Harpers 16, 18, 22 (August 1979) (federal civil service policy of attacking honest employees, aka "whistleblowers," includes: 1. transfer to irrelevant assignment 2. abolish the whistleblower's job 3. refuse to provide pertinent records 4. file false charges 5. cause high legal bills 6. falsely accuse of insanity 7. cut their budget 8. transfer away their co-workers 9. close his office without warning 10. deprive of promotion)

    Foley, Thomas J., and John Sedgwick, Most Wanted: Pursuing Whitey Bulger, the Murderous Mob Chief the FBI Secretly Protected (Simon and Schuster, May 2013)

    Fry, Monroe, Sex, Vice and Business (New York: Ballantine Books, 1959) (Chapter 8, p 89, urges action on "the causes . . . and do something about eliminating the causes instead of passing more laws to suppress symptoms")

    Griffin, Prof. David Ray, The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions about the Bush Administration and 9/11 (Northampton, Mass.: Olive Branch Press, March 2004) (Interview; cites issues of whether Bush knew in advance about 9-11, and obstructed prevention)

    Grattan, Clinton Hartley (1902-1980), Why We Fought (New York: Vanguard Press, 1929, 1957) (historian cites propaganda and government lying, including by the President, to get U.S.A. into World War I, including falsifying Lusitania data, to pretend it did not contain tons of explosives, see details on President lying)

    Higgins, Jack M., Luciano's Luck (New York: Stein and Day, 1981) (cites governmental cooperation with the Mafia dating back to World War II and the invasion of Italy)

    Hochschild, Adam, King Leopold's Ghost (New York: Houghton Mifflin Co, 1998) (cites bribery of officials in Congress and the White House to obtain support for Belgian King Leopold II's conquest, enslaving of, and genocide in, the Congo, a pattern of outrage continuing from the 1880's to the 1960's)

    Keegan, Anne, "Sting in Cook County," Chicago Tribune Magazine, and 136 Reader's Digest 9-16 (June 1990) (cites widespread bribery of judges, the amounts ($50, $100, $200, for volume) and the shunning of the honest lawyer Terry Hake who worked with the FBI in identifying the bribers).

    Kelly, John F., and Phillip K. Wearne, Tainting Evidence: Inside the Scandals at the FBI Crime Lab (New York: The Free Press, 1998) (citing rampant falsifications, with whistleblowers punished, and the corrupt ones, promoted)

    Kittel, N. G., "Police Perjury: Criminal Defense Attorneys' Perspective," 11 Am. J. Crim. Just. 11, 16 (1986) (57% of 277 attorneys believe police perjury takes place very often or often).

    Kohn, Stephen M., and Michael D. Kohn, “An Overview of Federal and State Whistleblower Protection," 4 Antioch Law Journal 99-152 (Summer 1986) (summary of civil service attacks on honest employees, and the alleged "protection" politicians have voted them)

    Kwitny, Jonathan, The Crimes of Patriots: A True Tale of Dope, Dirty Money, and the CIA (New York: W. W. Norton, 1987) (this Wall Street Journal investigative reporter—and biographer of Pope John Paul II—gives examples of government officials (Pentagon military, etc.), smuggling drugs into the U.S. and taking action against those rare honest government agents who wanted to halt the smuggling)

    Lance, Peter, 1000 Years for Revenge: International Terrorism and the FBI: The Untold Story (New York: Regan Books, 2003) (details failures to prevent 9-11, including attacks by federal civil service managers on conscientious employees, obstructing prevention activity)

    Lazarus, Edward P., Closed Chambers: The First Eyewitness Account of the Epic Struggles Inside the Supreme Court (New York: Times Books, 1998; Penguin Books, 1999) (exposé by Supreme Court law clerk, saying judges "resort to transparently deceitful and hypocritical arguments and factual distortions as they discard judicial [impartiality] in favor of [result-oriented] bottom-line results"—factual distortions are called criminal fraud, mail fraud, when done by others)

    Levine, Michael, Deep Cover (New York: Delacorte Press, 1990) (from a Drug Enforcement Agency [1965-1989] perspective, he shows that the so-called "war [on drugs but really of] lies, hypocrisy, and self-interest . . . fought with no intention of winning" [p 9])

    Levine, Michael, The Big White Lie (New York: Thunder's Mouth Press, 1993) (from a Drug Enforcement Agency [1965-1989] perspective, he labels the war on drugs an "illusion" due to officials undermining it so much, e.g., releasing well-connected drug criminals, denying needed support to agents so excess casualties would result, etc.)

    Lieberman, Jethro K.,  How The Government Breaks the Law  (New York: Stein and Day, 1972) (he has many examples of legislator, police, and judicial lawlessness)

    Lindsay, Judge Benjamin L., The Beast (Garden City, NY: 1910) (writing as insider, exposing corruption of judges thus obstructing justice; of police thus obstructing enforcement of existing laws; and of legislators, thus preventing passing of better laws. Lindsay won judgeship despite being opposed by both parties).

    Lockwood, Brocton and Harlan H. Mendenhall,  Operation Greylord: Brocton Lockwood's Story (Carbondale: Southern Illinois Univ Press, 1989) (this exposé by a judge of his corrupt colleagues is a narrative of widespread bribery of judges; there were about 70 convictions in that situation, but the undercover lawyer who reported the corruption was unable to remain in the area practicing law)

    Maas, Peter, Serpico: The Cop Who Defied the [Corrupt] System (New York: Viking Press, 1973) (exposed rampant corruption that led to the Knapp Commission)

    Maier, Timoth W., "Inside the DNA Labs" (June 2003) (concerns "allegations of deceit, misconduct and incompetence [by] DNA crime labs" via "fabricated evidence or because exonerating or exculpatory evidence was withheld."

    Mark, Vernon H., M.D., and Frank R. Ervin, M.D., Violence and the Brain (New York: Harper & Row, 1970) (they explain the huge role of brain damage in crime (brain damage typically resulting from tobacco use as the linked narratives show), and expose the scams of the punishers and rehabilitators, neither of which approach can or does work to solve an anatomy problem, brain damage; only prevention works; and as the data on corruption shows, politicians prefer crime to prevention).

    McClellan, Barr, Blood, Money & Power: How L.B.J. Killed J.F.K. (New York: Hanover House, 2003) (intrigue and murder of Pres. Kennedy aided and abetted by the secrecy of the attorney-client privilege, and politicians "owning" judges, enabling crimes by powerful clients, as judges ignore laws and court rules; instead of bad ones being ousted, jailed, they are rewarded, promoted! And, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover pompously ex cathedra decreed that the assassination was done by a "lone gunman," forcing all subordinate agents to alter actual findings to conform to his preconceived notion. [Forcing government employees to alter findings to suit their masters is the norm in civil service; any fact-oriented individual is deemed deviant, not a team-player, a whistleblower, whose career, reputation, finances, family, are to be ruined and destroyed, see whistleblower references herein cited.] See also Craig I. Zirbel The Texas Connection (1991),   History Channel Debate,   the First Televised Assassination Bulletin,   and Prof. Michael Parenti, Ph.D., "The JFK Assassination and the Gangster Nature of the State, Part 1,"   Part 2,   Part 3,   Part 4, and Part 5.)

    McCoy, Prof. Alfred W.,  The Politics of Heroin  (New York: Harper and Row, 1972) (though he overlooks the tobacco-as-drug aspect, he cites some of the government role in promoting drug abuse dating back into the World War II time frame; the government tried to suppress some of the data). See also Mark Karlin, "How the US Government, Banks, Prison-Industrial Complex, Corrupt Officials, Businesses, Law Enforcement, Racists and the CIA Profit From Illegal Drugs" (22 June 2012) ("US Banks Love Real Dollars, and Illegal Drug Money Comes in Cash . . . Whereas before it was divided primarily among Mafia families in big cities, the Latin American cartels have now set up networks within the US. But one thing hasn't changed; it still takes a lot of corruption to buy off virtual domestic impunity for the kingpins overseeing the domestic sale of prohibited drugs. Searching Google, you can find everything from Transportation Security Administration agents paid off to let drugs pass through airport checks, to cops who look the other way or actually steal the drug money, to border patrol agents letting drugs pass through, to local government officials overlooking illegal activity. However, rarely does one come across the arrest and prosecution of a kingpin in the United States, or of a high-level law enforcement official in a major city or a politician being indicted.")

    Merit Systems Protection Board, "Retaliation Rate Remains Unchanged" (U.S. Gov't, December 2000) (government's own data shows a 7-12% harassment rate against federal civil service employees, hundreds of thousands of incidents over the years, having a chilling effect on being conscientious, as per penalty for being so)

    Mills, James, The Underground Empire: Where Crime and Governments Embrace (Garden City: Doubleday and Co, 1986) (data on CIA aiding drug criminals for "intelligence" purposes while obstructing dealing with their drug activities)

    Mitgang, Herbert, Dangerous Dossiers: Exposing the Secret War Against America's Greatest Authors (New York: Donald I. Fine, Inc., 1988) (on "the fifty-year espionage campaign waged by the C.I.A., F.B.I. and other intelligence agencies against such famed American writers as Hemingway, Steinbeck, Faulkner and Sandburg . . . Norman Mailer and Allen Ginsberg . . . John Kenneth Galbraith, William 'Bill' Mauldin, Grahman Greene and Sir Stephen Spender. . . . Alfred A. Knopf . . . Thornton Wilder, William Saroyan, Robert Frost, Alexander Calder, Ben Shahn and Georgia O'Keeffe." And historian Henry Steele Commager. "Nobody among the investigative authorities that I encountered while examing government documents from several agencies seemed to have read any cited passages from an author's novels or even essay," Chapter VIII, pp 194-195. Personal ignorance is evidently a defining characteristic of FBI, CIA and other "intelligence" (sic) agents.

    Moore, James, Bush's War for Reelection (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2004). (He “goes inside the White House and the Pentagon to show how the [Iraq War] was a Bush goal before 9/11—and how 9/11 became the justification [pretext, and citing] the unprecedented efforts by the Bush administration to suppress and distort intelligence, and withhold the truth from the American people.” Moore cites “a Lieutenant Colonel from the Texas Air National Guard who claims to have witnessed 'embarrasssments' being removed from the Guard records of President Bush.” Moore “exposes the fibs and half-truths, ranging from Bush's disappearing act during his stint in the Texas Air National Guard, to the doctored intelligence reports that the Bush Administration used to justify [as a pretext for] invading Iraq.” Its methods of preventing the "doctored" data being discovered included (a) censoring scientists and (b) feeding false information to compliant journalists.

    New York City Commission to Investigate Alleged Police Corruption,  Knapp Commission Report on Police Corruption  (1972) (this analyzes how police have been pressured or corrupted to not enforce laws, just as pre-Civil War, they were not allowed to enforce Constitutional rights and Northern states' anti-kidnaping laws even when slavers were kidnaping white women; while not all police are corrupt, those who are not, typically look the other way with respect to corrupt colleagues, so prosecutions are rare)

    North, Mark, Act of Treason: The Role of J. Edgar Hoover in the Assassination of President Kennedy (New York: Carroll & Graf Pubs, Inc, 1991) (cites Hoover's not passing on to the Secret Service his information from wire-tapping mobsters planning the assassination; Hoover was displeased Kennedy intended to term-limit him, whereas the successor Lyndon Johnson, Hoover's neighbor, would foreseeably keep Hoover in office)

    The New York Supreme Court had a case of a judge bribed in a murder case, In re Brennan, 65 NY 2d 564, 493 NYS 2d 549; 483 N. E. 2d 484 (1985).

    Parenti, Prof. Michael, Against Empire (San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1995), Chapter 6, "Drugs, Lies, and Video Wars," pp 90-112 (documenting pre-1995 governmental sabotage of the war on drugs as "an important instrument of repression and social control" especially under the Reagan and Bush I administrations)

    Perkins, John, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Pub, 2004) (cites role in helping the U.S. cheat impoverished countries by (a) loans above ability to repay, then (b) taking their economies over, with (c) assassinations of officials who catch on) (Review 1; Review 2)

    The Ohio Supreme Court had a case of a judge bribed in a murder case, Ohio v McGettrick, 40 Ohio App 3d 25; 531 NE2d 755 (1988).

    Orfield, Myron W., Jr., "Deterrence, Perjury, and the Heater Factor: An Exclusionary Rule in the Chicago Criminal Courts," 63 U. Colo. L. Rev. 75, 107 (1992) (survey of prosecutors, defense attorneys, and judges indicates a belief that, on average, perjury occurs 20% of the time, with defense attorneys estimating it occurs 53% of the time in connection with Fourth Amendment issues; only 8% believe that police never, or almost never, lie in court)

    PBS, Frontline, "Black Money" (2007)

    Pepper, William F., An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King (London and New York: Verso, 2003) (cites bribery in arranging the assassination)

    Roberts, Paul Craig, Ph.D., "America's police brutality pandemic" (27 September 2007), says "Americans are in far greater danger from their own police forces than they are from foreign terrorists." "The only terrorist most Americans will ever encounter is a policeman with a badge, nightstick, mace and Taser. . . . Police brutality has crossed the line from using excessive force against a resisting Rodney King to unprovoked gratuitous violence against persons offering no resistance, such as the elderly, women, students, and elected officials. Americans are not safe anywhere from police. Police attack Americans in university libraries, in public meetings, and in their own homes. . . . Another disturbing aspect is that no one tells the police to stop the brutality."

    Roberts, Paul Craig, Ph.D., "Criminals With Badges" (2 January 2008), says "The American police have never prevented crimes. In olden days, the police solved crimes by finding the guilty party. No more. In our time, the police create crimes. And that is why the US prison population is twice the size of China’s, an authoritarian country with a population four to five times larger than America’s. . . . There you have it. The American Police – "support your local Gestapo" – spend their time engineering false crimes and not investigating real crimes. Americans are more at risk from the police than they are from criminals. . . . Never make the mistake of calling the police, and never get stopped by a traffic cop. You run the risk that he will drop a bag of drugs into your car and arrest you on a drug offense. If you encounter a police officer, be sure you have thousands of dollars with which to buy him off from making false charges. Most police charges are false charges. Americans need to wake up to this fact or the American prison population will outstrip the rest of the world combined."

    Roberts, Paul Craig, Ph.D., "Police Are More Dangerous To The Public Than Are Criminals" (Tuesday, 17 September 2013), says "At the state and local level every American faces brutal, armed psychopaths known as the police. . . . The American police perform no positive function. They pose a much larger threat to citizens than do the criminals who operate without a police badge. Americans would be safer if the police forces were abolished."

    See also Kara Dansky, "The Real Reason Ferguson Has Military Weapons" (19 August 2014) (Cops "have a long history of aggressively policing communities of color in America. Police have treated black and brown people like the enemy for decades. In that context, the recent events in Ferguson in the wake of Michael Brown's shooting come as no surprise. But they go way beyond Ferguson. What we're witnessing is the militarization of policing, and it has become commonplace in towns across America."

    Note comment: In "a course in Urban Politics . . . As my lecture subject I chose the varieties of police behavior in the central city. . . . One of the many fallacies about police behavior I discovered was the proposition there are good cops and there are bad cops. No. There are only bad cops. In New York, where there is decades of data from psychological testing, it was found to be the case that of those potential public servents who scored high in social sensibility...that is, those who joined the force to show us not all policemen are bad actors...99% resigned within the first year of service. The other 1% resigned in the second year. Why? Because we socially isolate them. Americans traditionally have a serious problem with authority. As a group, we hate the cops. Consequently, cops find themselves uninvited to social gatherings. If they are invited, as soon as someone finds out there is a police officer present, everyone moves to the other side of the room. I read of one incident where party goers began insulting the cop and his wife who were eventually ejected from the premisis for being disruptive despite having only tried to defend themselves against the crowd. The result is, cops only socialize with other cops. They only go to 'cop' bars and events. This isolation heightens the pressure to fit in. With whom does one fit in? The powers that be...the good old boys in charge. If one does not fit in, one finds oneself walking the midnight beat in tough town or sitting at a desk typing reports. Soon, the misfits find another job. This reinforces the us-them dichotomy perpetrated by the old guard and ensures there will be no significant change in attitudes concerning the public, race and procedure for dealing with problems. We see this now in Ferguson where tactics are straight out of the 19th century. Overwhelming force is the order of the day.")
    Tim Wise, "Repetitive Motion Disorder: Black Reality and White Denial in America" (25 November 2014) ("It is a reflex to rationalize the event, defend the shooter, trash the dead with blatantly racist rhetoric and imagery, and then deny that the incident or one’s own response to it had anything to do with race.")
    Chase Madar, "Why It’s Impossible to Indict a Cop" (The Nation, 25 November 2014) ("It’s not just Ferguson—here’s how the system protects police.")

    Paul Craig Roberts, Ph.D., "What Is The Real Agenda Of The American Police State?" (15 November 2013) ("A government that will destroy the constitutional protections of free speech and a free press in order to prevent its criminal actions from being disclosed is a tyrannical government.")

    Paul Craig Roberts, Ph.D., "Goon Thugs and Gullible Conservatives" (2 September 2014) ("a 68-year old woman and her adopted daughter were attacked in their home by a goon thug SWAT team that destroyed their unlocked front door, threw stun grenades into the home blowing out the windows, ordered the women to the floor with rifles pointed at their heads, handcuffed them and paraded them out of the house in front of neighbors. . . . Before the police were militarized, detectives would have arrived at the house with a search warrant . . . and the matter resolved without violence.")

    Katie Rucke, "US Police Have Killed Over 5,000 Civilians Since 9/11" (10 November 2013) ("Statistically speaking, Americans should be more fearful of the local cops than 'terrorists.' . . . Americans are eight times more likely to be killed by a police officer than by a terrorist. . . . Since 9/11, about 5,000 Americans have been killed by U.S. police officers, which is almost equivalent to the number of U.S. soldiers who have been killed in the line of duty in Iraq.")

    Rumsfeld, Donald: "It's a problem that's faced by police departments in every major city in our country, that criminals infilitrate and sign up to join the police force," says Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Newsweek, Vol. CXLVI, p 23 (10 October 2005). See examples, e.g., by Guy Lawson and William Oldham, The Brotherhoods: The True Story of Two Cops Who Murdered for the Mafia (New York: Scribner, 2006); Louis Eppolito, Mafia Cop (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992); and Stephan Salisbury, "Life in the American Slaughterhouse: Beyond Aurora, Guns Are Going Off Everywhere: Police shootings echo nationwide" (Monday, 30 July 2012), and "What Cop T-Shirts Tell Us About Police Culture" (21 June 2013). These are additional reasons to Not Talk to Police (YouTube Video Law Class Lecture), and the reason "Legal Experts [Say]: Even TOTALLY INNOCENT People Should Avoid Talking to Law Enforcement" (7 November 2013). See also Traffic Stop Intimidation Incident (July 2013). See also Maryland Police Kill Handicapped Child Over Movie Ticket (12 January 2013) (an obvious take-victim-as-comes case.) This is not to mention crimes that police look the other way on, as the crimes are by "their" "informants." See, e.g., "FBI allowed informants to commit more than 5,600 crimes in a single year" (12 August 2013). For more foreseeable police abuses, aided and abetted by judges, including committing assault on litigant in court, see William Norman Grigg, "Making the Victim Pay for the Bullet" (26 September 2013). And note the Nevada case where "Police Cite 'Clenched Buttocks' As Probable Cause to Conduct 14 Hour Cavity Search On Man" (5 November 2013). And note the incident of Cop Forcing Ambulance on a Hospital Run to Stop, Thereby Endangering the Patient (4 January 2014). One conclusion is, a "Wave Of Police Brutality Confronts Nation" (9 January 2014). Another conclusion is that "Cops War On People Deadlier Than Iraq" (Video) ("Over 5,000 more people have been killed in the US by police than US soldiers have fallen during the Iraq war over the last 10 years. You are 29 times more likely to be killed by a police officer than by a terrorist." See also Robert Hennelly, "Cop Killings Erased From History: A Tale of Federal Negligence" (29 August 2014), and Matt Agorist, "Officer to Citizen: “You must be doing something wrong if you invoke your rights” (28 August 2014) (article showing their contempt for constitutional rights).

    Rachel M. Cohen, “To Stop Police Brutality, Take the Millions in Settlement Money Out Of Cop Budgets” (The American Prospect, 2 October 2014)   (“If settlements for police misconduct on citizens came out of the funding for police, incidents of abuse would be reduced, experts say. . . . individual cops almost never pay for their misconduct—rather, 'governments [taxpayers] paid approximately 99.98 percent of the dollars that plaintiffs recovered in lawsuits alleging civil rights violations by law enforcement.'”)
    Worse, police sabotage crime prevention. See, e.g., "Intriguing account of how Pittsburgh police undermined local crime-fighting efforts" (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 18 August 2014) ("the police refused to share information . . . calling it an unprecedented level of resistance that command-level officers orchestrated.") No, it's not "unprecedented," it's the norm.)

    Saar, Erik and Viveca Novak, Inside the Wire (New York: Penguin Press, 2005) (exposes Guantanamo prison atrocities firsthand). See also Jeremy Scahill, "Little Known Military Thug Squad Still Brutalizing Prisoners at Gitmo Under Obama" (15 May 2009); and "Gitmo - A documentary on Guantanamo Bay Cuba" (Video, 20 May 2011) ("portrays how, after two years in this American made hell on earth, many men might become unbalanced, void of hope and trust in God. This was stated purpose of Gitmo, to produce hopelessness that would cause men to talk. How better to create a killer than to confine him years in that place where torture became the American way. America creates incidents by manufacturing enemies, as Israel does every day," and the documentary's featured victim, "Mehdi Ghezali."

    The Second Circuit Court has this case: United States v Federal Appeals Judge Martin T. Manton, 107 F2d 834 (CA 2, 1939) cert den 309 US 664; 60 S Ct 590; 84 L Ed 1012 (1940) (judge who took $186,000 in bribes, on conviction was fined $10,000 and jailed for 19 months, confirming that at that rate, there is no meaningful deterrent to bribing judges). As part of his cover, to make himself look good, he had voted "pro-morality" in obscenity cases, e.g., U.S. v One Book Called Ulysses by James Joyce, 5 F Supp 182 (SD NY, 6 Dec 1933) aff'd 72 F2d 705 (CA 2, 7 Aug 1934).

    The Seventh Circuit Court had this case: An entire court system can be operated in such an egregiously corrupt fashion as to constitute a criminal enterprise. Such a situation was found by the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, in a decision deeming the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, a criminal enterprise, United States v Murphy, 768 F2d 1518, 1531 (CA 7, 1985) cert den 475 US 1012; 106 S Ct 1188; 89 L Ed 2d 304 (1986). See related cases, United States ex rel. Collins v Welborn, 868 F Supp 950, 990 (ND Ill, 1994); United States v Maloney, 71 F3d 645 (CA7, 29 Nov 1995) cert den 519 US 927; 117 S Ct 295; 136 L Ed 2d 214 (15 Oct 1996), and Bracy v Gramley, 520 US 899; 117 S Ct 1793; 138 L Ed 2d 97 (9 June 1997). One problem is that pro-bribery prosecutors don't want to prosecute the so-called "small" cases. To such, it's much better to wait until there is a massive, widespread, rampant, systemic problem!! Sure got their druthers here!!

    Sapien, Joaquin, Rogue Prosecutors Series: Out of Order (April - July 2013) ("Who Polices Prosecutors Who Abuse Their Authority? Usually Nobody")

    Sevilla, Charles M., "The Exclusionary Rule and Police Perjury," 11 San Diego Law Rev 839 (1974) (cites pro-conviction perjury [lying to convict innocent people] in these words: it "is recognized by the defense bar, winked at by the prosecution, ignored by the judiciary, and unknown to the general public")

    Slobogin, Christopher, "Testilying: Police Perjury and What To Do About It," 67 U. Colo. L. Rev. 1037 (Fall 1996) ("Police, like people generally, lie in all sorts of contexts for all sorts of reasons. This article has focused on police lying designed to convict individuals the police think are guilty. Strong measures are needed to reduce the powerful incentives to practice such testilying and the reluctance of prosecutors and judges to do anything about it.") (See also google results for "testilying".)

    "Caught on Camera: Ten Shockingly Violent Police Assaults on Occupy Protesters" (Friday, 18 November 2011) gives examples of police violence. And note another police preference, dramatic adrenalin-raising door-busting action!, so obsessed with dealing with effects, causation is wholly disregarded. Do a search for "police raid wrong houses," and you'll find numerous examples. See also "Police Brutality: Mother Tasered While Kids Watch for Using a Cellphone" and "The rise in police violence."

    Starr, Douglass, "The Interview: Do police interrogation techniques produce false confessions"? (Dept. of Criminal Justice, The New Yorker, 9 December 2013), pp 42-49: The answer is "yes." Falsification continues. Modern police interrogation techniques themselves promote convicting the innocent. Police use the "Reid Technique" of interrogation as promoted in the Reid Technique Manual. That book "reads like a bad psychology textbook. It is filled with assertions with no empirical proof," says Prof. Saul Kassin, Ph.D. It is "junk science" in short. And that's what police use, instead of genuine valid methodology.

    Stockwell, John, In Search of Enemies: A CIA Story (New York: W.W. Norton & Co, Inc., 1978) (Cites policy of government lying to Congress and American people; the pattern of disregarding professional advice in favor of politician whimsies; politicians pressuring CIA to deliver pre-determined answers, etc. P 246 says, “The U.S. government, through the CIA, disburses tens of millions of dollars each year in cash bribes. Bribery is a standard operating technique of the U.S. government, via the CIA, but it is a criminal offense for U.S. businesses.” “Operationally its case officers 'publish or perish'—an officer who does not generate operations does not get promoted. [So] The officers energetically go about seeking opportunities . . . .” p 251.)

    Stowe, Harriet B., Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin (Boston: John P. Jewett & Co, 1853) (Pp 22-23 rebuts denials of judges being commonly for sale, aiding and abetting kidnapping).

    Summers, Anthony, Official and Confidential: The Secret Life of J. Edgar Hoover [FBI Direector] (New York: Putnam's Son's, 1993) (“Mafia bosses obtained information about Hoover's sex life [closet homosexual and transvestite] and used it for decades to keep the FBI at bay. Without this, the Mafia as we know it might never have gained its hold in America.” Page 447 says “the Fund for the Republic . .. offered $4 million to help the struggle against organized crime . . . Hoover [claimed] none of the mob bosses mentioned by [the Fund]—all prominent mafiosi—were known to the FBI.”)

    Suskind, Ronald, The Price of Loyalty (New York: Simon and Schuster, 2003) (cites background from Treasury Secretary Paul H. O'Neill, on Bush mismanagement pre 9-11, including Bush's symptoms, "disengaged," "like a blind man in a roomful of deaf people. There is no discernible connection") (See analysis).

    Supreme Court decision United States v Agurs, 427 US 97; 96 S Ct 2392; 49 L Ed 2d 342 (1976) (Supreme Court decision holding on prosecutor's knowing use of perjured testimony as violating due process, ignoring its prevalance).

    Taylor, Robert, "Police Are Trampling On the Rights Of American Citizens — And Finally We Have A Chance To Fight Back" (16 November 2013) ("the Indiana legislature just passed a law [to] give . . . some recourse against police injustice, allowing citizens to use force against police officers who unlawfully enter their homes. The bill is a huge victory for the Fourth Amendment.")

    Thomas, Gordon, Seeds of Fire: China and the Story Behind the Attack on America (Tempe, AZ: Dandelion Books, 2001) (voluminously, 526 pages, exposes substantial behind-the-scenes activities)

    Tiffany, Joel, Treatise on the Unconstitutionality of American Slavery (Cleveland, Ohio: J. Calyer, 1849) (p 49 shows the U.S. Supreme Court as already then in 1849 recognized as the worst in the world as far as going outside the rule of law, so as to evade the actual words of the text of the U.S. Constitution)

    Tolstoy, Count Lev N., The Meaning of the Russian Revolution (1906) ("Not only does the action of Governments not deter men from crimes; on the contrary, it increases crime by always disturbing and lowering the moral standard of society. Nor can this be otherwise, since always and everywhere a Government, by its very nature, must put in the place of the highest, eternal, religious law (not written in books but in the hearts of men, and binding on every one) its own unjust, man-made laws, the object of which is neither justice nor the common good of all but various considerations of home and foreign expediency.")

    Tuohy, James and Rob Warden,  Greylord: Justice, Chicago Style  (New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1989) (they cite judges' willingness to make money from crime, and willingness to take bribes from defendants, 90% of whom are typically smokers; as with the Knapp Commission situation, those judges who don't do bribes, typically do not turn in colleagues who do). An Illinois group of concerned citizens, Citizens for Legal Responsibility, makes a similar point in more detail.

    Vipperman, Franklin D., The Deal Makers; The Cesspool; and Hell Hole (Vipperman at Las Vegas Tribune) covers police, judges, and prosecutors framing of innocent people, railroading them into prison, while defense attorneys aid, abet, and cover up. Goal: for all to benefit politically and monetarily)

    Wolchover, David, "Police Perjury in London," 136 New L. J. 181, 183 (1986) (estimating that police officers lie in 3 out of 10 trials)

    Winter-Berger, Robert N., The Washington Payoff: A Lobbyist's Own Story of Corruption in Government (Secaucus, NJ: Lyle Stuart, Inc, 1972) (corruption and bribery at highest levels of U.S. government; p 13, the motto in D.C., "Nothing for Nothing")

    Woodward, Bob, VEIL: The Secret Wars of the CIA 1981-1987 (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1987) (bribery does not take much money, "a comparatively small amount of money could" suffice, p 397. Concern about "anticorruption" action was deemed an obsession, making the person so concerned "a big pain in the ass for the [Reagan] administration," p 339. A Reaganite U.S. Attorney handling Operation Greylord, Dan K. Webb, not surprisingly was later retained by the tobacco lobby, promoting the underlying basis (tobacco-crime link) of the bribery process he had purported to oppose! despite the tobacco link to drugs and thus to terrorism, supra.)

    Bob Woodward, A Plan of Attack (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2004) (cites pre-conceived intent to attack Iraq without credible WMD evidence; see also 60 Minutes Interview 18 April 2004)

    Younger, Irving, "The Perjury Routine," The Nation (8 May 1967), pp 596-97 ("Every lawyer who practices in the criminal courts knows that police perjury is commonplace.")


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    References

            Dillow, Gordon L., "Thank You For Not Smoking," 32 American Heritage 94-107 (February-March 1981). Although the article includes some pro-tobacco disinformation, its page 103 admits bribery of officials by the tobacco lobby.

            Fillmore, Charles M., The Tobacco Taboo (Indianapolis, IN: Meigs Publishing Co, 1930) (Already observing that "Tobacco is becoming increasingly allied with politics of the baser sort. . . . States are beginning to collect revenue from tobacco just as the Federal Government does. This is an indirect and insidious form of political bribery." He'd likely point to the recent State Attorney General sponsored tobacco deal in such terms as well.)

            The Surgeon General Report (1998) "sends an urgent alarm" that "shows tobacco's increasing grip on racial and ethnic minorities."

    Tobacco pushers sell illegal cigarettes to minority children in particular, as shown by Elizabeth A. Klonoff, et al., "An Experimental Analysis of Sociocultural Variables in Sales of Cigarettes to Minors," 87 Am J Pub Health (#5) 823-826 (May 1997). Illegal sales are MORE to minority youth, than to white youth.

    See also details by Meg Gallogly, "Tobacco Company Marketing to African-Americans" (5 January 2006).

    And see tobacco company evidence such as R.J. Reynolds' "Salem Black Initiative Program Brand Team Ideation Session (3 August 1989), a marketing report on pusher brainstorming, exploring ways to increase sales of Salem cigarettes to African Americans.

    This planned behavior by tobacco pushers targeting minority youth is intentional, a part of long-term anti-U.S. revenge, racism underlying DWB aided and abetted by unconstitutional speed limits allowing for massive ticketing increasing opportunities for DWB incidents.

    Cigarettes are a confederate product dating from the slavery era. Michigan was an abolitionist state, and abolitionists included anti-tobacco activities among their efforts.

    Targeting of minority youth to begin the drug lifestyle by initiating them into the starter drug delivery agent, cigarettes, is part of the long-established pattern of unreconstructed southerners to re-enslave blacks via the prison system, and to injure the North's people via crime, and the North's economy via health costs and the post-Civil War en masse establishment of a vast prison gulag and criminal justice system of enormous cost, due to the massively increased amount of crime which the joint confederate/organized crime/tobacco cartel have set in process, aided and abetted by confederates-in-attitude government officials and legislators.

            Tate, Cassandra, "In the 1800's, antismoking was a burning issue," 20 Smithsonian 107-117 (July 1989). Although the article includes some pro-tobacco disinformation, its page 115 admits bribery of officials (legislators) by the tobacco lobby.

             United States v Sheriff Goins, 593 F2d 88 (CA 8, 1979) (has the official court-written narrative of the criminal prosecution and conviction of a sheriff for taking bribes to not enforce cigarette-related law. See also U. S. v Frumento, 409 F Supp 136 (ED Pa, 1976), affd 563 F2d 1083 (CA 3, Pa, 1977) cert den 434 US 1072; 98 S Ct 1256; 55 L Ed 2d 775, 46 U.S.L.W. 1042 (20 Sep 1977) cert den 434 US 1072; 98 S Ct 1258; 55 L Ed 2d 776 (State agency charged with responsibility of enforcing tax laws on interstate industry engaged in importing cigarettes from points outside state is an "enterprise" within this chapter; and indictment charged employee of Bureau with acceptance of bribes as part of cigarette-smuggling conspiracy.)


              No ignorance plea allowed: as long ago as 1914, Thomas Edison cited one of the many factors/chemicals causing cigarettes' deleteriousness—acrolein (though he understated the problem, emphasizing boys whereas the harm is across-the-board, and he thought the problem was the cigarette paper vs the cigarettes themselves, but he saw the brain damage effect well enough to note that it was occurring).

              Pre-1930's judges used to denounce the cigarette role in crime. Then they went silent 1940's on, then the massive judge bribery scandals of 1970's-on came about, e.g., the 'Operation Greylord' situation. For information on the gateway drug delivery agent, cigarettes, which are the typical means of initiating children into the drug life style, the starter drug, click here. That site has data on Michigan's gateway drug—cigarette—crime prevention act.

             The above materials concern judges and officials who were caught taking bribes and/or doing other corrupt activities! When one person is caught speeding, hundreds of others are not caught. Might this be true of judges and other officials as well?!

             From a jobs point of view, far more judges, prosecutors, and police are hired when the gateway drug delivery agent, cigarettes, is left uncontrolled by the Controlled Substances Act. This makes such officals available in large numbers for targeting whatever minority may be disfavored at any particular time (blacks one day, union strikers another day, etc. 'An injury to one is an injury to all.').

             Obviously, due to Michigan's role as an abolitionist state opposing the Confederate product tobacco, drug prevention meant in 1909, eliminating the starter drug the unrepentant, unreconstructed Confederates were producing en masse. (And adulterating with coumarin, for rat poison, as a revenge measure "because the North stole their slaves"). However, due to the Confederate influence in government, as you suspect, that 1909 law is never enforced. Laws against public cursing can be enforced, but not the law that'd prevent mass killing of thousands of Michigan residents!! The web writer has been told by one officer just recently that he fears to enforce the cigarette control law lest his boss forthwith fire him.

    The role of cigarettes in initiating vulnerable people into the drug lifestyle, alcoholism, and crime has been known since at least the 1850's. That's how the Confederate Army—often tobacco producers—after the war knew to use tobacco as a revenge measure against the North. Naturally, our Michigan abolitionist ancestors who knew the Confederate's vile mindset, tried to ban the starter drug delivery agent, cigarettes, that the unreconstructed South was producing and rat poisoning en masse.

            The widespread refusal of Michigan government officials to enforce the anti-cigarette law has the obvious effect. What the law intended to prevent, is not being prevented, so we have an epidemic of cigarette effects as a "natural and probable consequence" and deaths at a level above the holocaust and genocide level of World War II. Hitler killed 6-10 million people worldwide. Tobacco is killing 37 million people in the U.S. alone. The Royal College of Physicians, in its book Smoking and Health Now (London: Pitman Medical and Scientific Pub Co, 1971), p 9, called cigarettes' then body count ("annual death toll of some 27,500"), the new "holocaust."   Murder case precedents and legal definitions corroborate that analysis.

            We see what are in essence Confederates in the police force willing to beat black post-gateway drug users to death, while continously ignoring the ommission of tobacco from the Controlled Substances Act, and for 90 years refusing to enforce the gateway-drug ban that would prevent such situations. See our website on the Budzyn-Nevers situation; our testimony against Detroit cigarette billboards; our prior testimony against Warren cigarette billboards; our testimony to increase the penalty for cigarette selling; and our testimony in favor of prevention instead of more lucrative prison building.

             Tobacco is a Confederate product; tobacco farmers were lawless before the Civil War. Slavery was illegal and unconstitutional. Their lawlessness then went unpunished. There was no deterrent, and their descendants continue producing tobacco, and for revenge, began shortly after the Civil War, adding the adulterant coumarin (otherwise used, for example, for rat poison). The government should be protecting us, and the media should be warning us, but we see from the above writings, and from our own experience, that neither is doing so.

            Bribery of officials (examples 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 above) is not a new phenomenon. The U.S. Supreme Court case of Fletcher v Peck, 10 US 87; 3 L Ed 162 (February Term 1810), came about due to wholesale bribery of the entire Georgia legislature. The bribers wanted "special interest legislation" to get legislators to pass a law to contract to sell vast acreage of valuable state land (35,000,000 acres) to the bribers, at 1½¢ per acre. They used bribery. (That era was before the modern refined term of "campaign contribution"!) Around 1795, the Legislature passed the land sale bill as the bribers wanted, and the contracting for sale occurred.

    When the voters learned what the bribed legislators had done, they voted them out of office, and put in new ones. The new Legislature repealed the bribe-induced law and sought to revoke the bribe-tainted contracting process!!

    The bribers sued to keep the ill-gotten gain (the Yazoo land grant). They argued that the Constitution's contract clause, Article I § 10 forbids repeal of a bribe-induced contract. Question: Did they WIN or LOSE at the Supreme Court? Don't look below yet. Ponder for a while.


     

     

     

     

     

     


    Answer: The bribers won. Once bribers have succeeded and gotten the goodies, the bribe-induced grant sticks, and cannot be recovered!! It is unconstitutional [violates the Constitution's contract clause!] to deprive them, said the Supreme Court. Wherefore bribers can keep their ill-gotten gain!! Bank robbers should have it so good!!

    Having received judicial support at the highest level, 1810 to present, it is no wonder that bribers continue to bribe!! The voters could get rid of the bribed legislators, but they could not get rid of the pro-bribery judges. Those bribed legislators are now long gone, but a Supreme Court decision is forever. The pro-bribery decision of Fletcher v Peck remains the law of the land!! (and is available at any law library). 'Once bribed, always bribed!!'

    The bribery was extensive, "notorious bribery involving virtually every member of the Georgia legislature, two U.S. senators, and many state and federal judges (including Justice James Wilson of the Supreme Court)," says Kermit L. Hall, ed., The Oxford Guide to the United States Supreme Court Decisions (New York: 1999), p 93.

    For more on the bribery and corrupt aspects of the case, see the book by Univ of California-San Diego Prof. Peter H. Irons, Ph.D., J.D., A People's History of the Supreme Court (New York: Viking, 1999), pp 112-115 and 121. Re Justice Wilson, his "land speculations also landed him in prison," p 113.

    By 1849, the U.S. Supreme Court was recognized as the world's worst court.

    In the case of Swan v Indianola, 142 lowa 731; 121 NW 547 (1909), the Iowa Supreme Court took the opposite view than the U.S. Supreme Court. Iowa's honest court, rejected the Fletcher "don't check" notion, and instead upheld checking, in a contract situation, politician motive, to verify whether fraud had occurred.


    The Supreme Court currently allows additional abuses, e.g., manipulating laws so as to be able to jail disfavored minorities such as blacks disproportionately. The manipulation the Court allows has led to this effect: "More than 90% of the persons sentenced in 1994 for crack cocaine trafficking were black." See United States v Armstrong, 517 US 456; 116 S Ct 1480; 134 L Ed 2d 687, 701 (1996)

    The Supreme Court also allows the use of perjury to convict people, see Briscoe v LaHue, 460 US 325; 103 S Ct 1108; 75 L Ed 2d 96 (7 March 1983). The pro-perjury vote was 6-3 (the three including Justice Marshall who voted "no" are now deceased, replaced). Lower courts confirm a perjury victim's lack of redress, e.g., Advantor Capital Corp v Yeary, 136 F3d 1259, 1263 (CA 10, 1998); Morgan v Graham, 228 F2d 625, 627 (CA 10, 1956). Click to see example (cartoon).

    Justice Marshall's dissent cited "the apparent prevalence of police perjury," pursuant to the following references:

    United States v. Marshall, 488 F.2d 1169, 1171 (CA9 1973); Veney v. United States, 120 U.S. App. D.C. 157, 157-158, 344 F.2d 542, 542-543 (1965) (Wright, J., concurring in judgment); People v. Berrios, 28 N. Y. 2d 361, 370, 270 N. E. 2d 709, 714 (1971) (Fuld, C. J., dissenting); People v. Dickerson, 273 Cal. App. 2d 645, 650, n. 4, 78 Cal. Rptr. 400, 403, n. 4 (1969); B. Tarlow, Search Warrants 31-77 (1973); New York City Commission to Investigate Alleged Police Corruption, Knapp Commission Report on Police Corruption (1972); Sevilla, The Exclusionary Rule and Police Perjury, 11 San Diego L. Rev. 839 (1974); Grano, A Dilemma for Defense Counsel: Spinelli-Harris Search Warrants and the Possibility of Police Perjury, 1971 U. Ill. Law Forum 405, 408-409; Younger, The Perjury Routine, 204 The Nation 596 (1967); Comment, 60 Geo. L. J. 507 (1971); Note, 4 Colum. J. Law & Soc. Probs. 87, 96, n. 40 (1968).

    Police perjury is especially serious in view of the massive disenfranchisement process altering election results by cancelling people's (espeically minorities) right to vote when they have been supposedly convicted of crime -- including crimes they didn't commit but re which perjury was used to secure conviction.

    A “reputation . . . for truth and veracity . . . so notoriously bad that [a lawyer is] not to be believed under oath [surely, in decisions]” is to be disbarred, not be a lawyer anymore, says the Michigan Supreme Court, In the Matter of Mills, 1 Mich 392, 398 (1850).
    For current events background, see, e.g., http://rawstory.com. For a video on how to impeach officials, click here.

    Are you shocked to think that governmental officials might promote drugs?! Don't be. Here's an example. The government of Great Britain literally forced China in 1839 and thereafter, to accept opium, despite China's intense efforts to end the problem, having banned it in 1800. Britain went to war with China to force it to accept opium. (Click here for a current identification of details, and here for a source written at the time.)

    Politicians and lawyers have a record of disproportionate tobacco-using.—The Use of Tobacco, by Chemistry Professor John I. D. Hinds, Ph.D. (Nashville, Tenn: Cumberland Presbyterian Publishing House, 1882), p 63. For details on resultant brain damage, click here.

    It is not deemed professional misconduct for a law school to admit people with "a history of mental instability that [law] school officials knew about."—Assoc. Press, "Three dead in shooting rampage," The Macomb Daily, p 5A (17 Jan 2002). The public learns of this law school policy of admitting the mentally ill, to potentially become our future judges!, typically if and only if, while in law school, the insane law student goes on a shooting rampage and kills, in that case, the law school dean, a professor, and fellow student!

    Such behavior disregards early 19th century precedent, an official, a federal judge, was deemed insane by court staff and colleagues, later impeached and then removed for alcoholism noted after attaining office!! For example, see the case of the Impeachment of Judge John Pickering. Standards have certainly fallen!! Now it is deemed a joke! no bar to even beginning holding office!! The Pickering Impeachment for alcoholism and unlawful rulings is reported in The History of the Supreme Court of the United States: The Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise, Vol. 2, Foundations of Power, John Marshall, 1801-1815, by George Lee Haskins; General Editor Paul A. Freund (New York: Macmillan Publishing Co, Inc., 1981), pp 211-215 and 234-238. The constitutional clause on holding office during "good behavior" was held to preclude alcoholism. The same would apply to mental disorder.


    HOW TO DETECT A BRIBED OFFICIAL, LEGISLATOR, JUDGE,
    LOBBYIST MAKING MONEY OFF HIS CONTRIBUTORS, ETC.

    1. First, remember what your mother taught you. A stitch in time saves nine. Solve the small problem early, so that it does not become huge later.

    2. Next, for background, read the 'prevent crime' website and at least eight others of the following:

    Cancer Data - 1925
    Cigarette Ads Are Illegal
    Coumarin in Tobacco
    Legal Definitions
    Medical Research Technique
    Michigan Law
    Officials for Extraditing
    Prevent Abortion
    Prevent AIDS
    Prevent Alcoholism
    Prevent Alzheimer's
    Prevent Birth Defects
    Prevent Crime
    Prevent Drug Abuse
    Prevent Heart Disease
    Prevent Lung Cancer
    Prevent Mental Disorder
    Prevent SIDS
    Tobacco Genocide
    Tobacco Murder

    3. You'll then understand how the "stitch in time" analogy applies. Dealing with tobacco = the stitch in time. Not dealing with it and then having to deal with the various (nine+) tobacco effects = not doing the stitch in time. Notice that many people, including judges, in the past century and the first half of this one, tried to get society to deal with the gateway drug delivery agent, cigarettes, as a crime prevention measure. When society's reaction was contempt for prevention, naturally judges realize that! Society is not serious about crime prevention before-the-fact. Society tolerates a bribed Congress exempting tobacco from the Controlled Substances Act! Society has overwhelmingly expressed its preference for crime to happen, then have sadomasochistic punishment-after-the-fact. Why not make money off it?

    4. Notice that instead of action directed towards preventing the underlying factor in crime (tobacco induced brain damage, the 90% factor), fraudulent approaches are used. These scam approaches follow three main patterns:

    (a) Denunciations of some of (i) the stimuli to which the brain damaged person is over-reacting (e.g., violent movies, pornography) or (ii) the current means used (swords in the past, guns now) or the behaviors (e.g., wearing trench coats, making threats). Why? So as to get large contributions from their gullible adherents, though themselves knowing that the problem of smoker brain damage leading to these reactions and often to crime existed long prior;

    (b) Punishment advocacy though obviously inapplicable to, and ineffective with, brain damage. Why? For the purpose of creating jobs for vast numbers of prosecutors, judges, police, guards, and prison builders (who provide campaign contributions); and

    (c) Treatment, rehabilitation, and drug testing advocacy, though knowing and repeatedly observing that brain damage is an anatomy matter not responsive to normal punitive/counseling techniques, and that fighting post-gateway drugs is pointless when the gateway drug is not first eliminated. Again, the goal is making money off suffering, not prevention of the initial problem, the 90% smoking factor in crime.

    5. One of the current scams is to establish post-gateway drug courts!! and drug testing. Our honest ancestors of 1909 who banned cigarettes, the gateway drug, would be stunned!! They thought they had gotten rid of the gateway drug!! and protected their descendants (us) from the problem even existing! If they could see the mass systemic corruption of today, how disappointed they would be.

    6. Notice your legislators. How many of them can you PROVE—under oath, in court—are NOT the 1790's Georgia-type? Notice them wildly reacting to individual incidents reported in the media, feigning concern, while brazenly disregarding the vast body of knowledge developed over the centuries on tobacco-induced brain damage, and the vast number of smoker incidents. This is written on a day (1 June 1999) that a bribed area legislator is announcing plans to criminalize yet another over-reaction to a stimulus, while ignoring the typical tobacco cause of that over-reaction. (I can say "bribed legislator" because bribery is systemic. That statement is on the order of, for example, saying, 'the pope is Catholic'—a truism, beyond refuting).

    7. When you see lobbyists and legislators reacting to individual isolated incidents, rather than acting to prevent the 90% factor in crime (smoking, as reported 1850's to present), you are observing corruption and bribery in action. It is systemic.

    8. When you see no enforcement of, for example, Michigan's safe cigarettes law, don't assume that no police officer wants to enforce it. Bear in mind that when an officer enforces a law, e.g., arrests someone who turns out to be a supervisor, mayor or senator's son, the officer may then shortly thereafter be fired! Such retaliation has a chilling effect on others. Ask yourself, perhaps someone tried to enforce the cigarette law, and was retaliated against?


    “When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion — when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing — when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors — when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don't protect you against them, but protect them against you — when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice — you may know that your society is doomed.”—Ayn Rand (1905-1982), Atlas Shrugged (1957), in Paragraph 16 of Francisco d'Aconia's “Money Speech,” p 387.
    Note the analyst “. . . who maintained that laws were like cobwebs; strong enough to detain only the weak, and too weak to hold the strong.”—Anacharsis, 6th century. B.C.
    In a study of corruption in U.S. states, here is one analysis: "Louisiana Most Corrupt State in the Nation, Mississippi Second, Illinois Sixth, New Jersey Ninth," says vol. 21, Corporate Crime Reporter, p 40 (8 October 2007).
    See also David Critchley, The Origin of Organized Crime in America: The New York City Mafia, 1891-1931 (New York: Routledge, 2009) and Jeffrey S. Adler. Review of Critchley, David, The Origin of Organized Crime in America: The New York City Mafia, 1891-1931. H-Law, H-Net Reviews. July, 2010. URL: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=30433. .


             On the record, former Governor John Engler and staff were paper supportive of cigarette control, for example, see

    Exec Order 1992-3 Pro-Law Letter # 1 Cigarette Smuggling Memo Pro-Law Letter # 2 E-Mail Overview

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