What a grotesque spectacle that was today, when I watched a press conference with the Los Angeles mayor, along with mayors of other nearby Southern California cities, announcing the $1 million reward for Dorner capture. Their empty, hypocritical and shameful attempt at branding Dorner a "domestic terrorist" has failed to fool the people of Los Angeles (check out the user comments in the LA Times article).
Where to begin... The much-touted judge who ruled against Dorner's, eventually resigned, while he was embroiled in a bribery scandal:
It is believed the unexpected resignation of State Superior Court Judge David P. Yaffe a few weeks ago was prompted by both the Richard I Fine case and the Sturgeon vs. County of L.A. case won by the Judicial Watch organization. The November 2008 Sturgeon ruling held the County payments to State Judges were illegal. The California Judicial Council quietly slipped through state legislation (Senate Bill SBx2-11) in February 2009 at the height of the budget crisis attempting to legalize the payments. The questionable law calls for retroactive immunity from criminal and civil prosecution for all California Judges and government officials involved in the scheme.As a side note, if you want to learn more about how the California Judicial Council is contributing to turning the California justice system into one more akin to those in Banana Republics, visit the Judicial Council Watcher website.
So basically the way this scam works is that these judges were being given more than $50,000 a year (on top of their $170,000+ salaries) by the city, a practice that was found to be illegal (bribery). When legal cases involving the city came before these judges, they refused to recuse themselves, and surprise!, they ruled in favor of the city in almost every case.
The Demand submitted by Fine cites specific cases where illegal payments to Judges led to obstruction of justice, including one such case where State Superior Court Judge David P. Yaffe admitted in court testimony to taking the illegal payments. Fine also cites where Judge Yaffe admitted in his Minute Order on July 13, 2010 that he lied to the higher courts when ruling against him following Fine's petition to the U.S. Supreme Court citing "Fraud Upon the Court"Regarding rampant racism and police brutality in the LAPD, there is a wealth of documentation and legal cases about it. Just google "LAPD police brutality" to get an idea.
And if you want to talk about terrorism, what about the case investigated by the ACLU, regarding "a savage gang of deputies" in control of the LA County Jail?
Juan Pablo Reyes was punched by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies over and over again in the ribs, mouth and eyes, breaking his eye socket and leaving his body badly bruised. After falling to the ground, the deputies continued to kick Reyes, an inmate at the Los Angeles County Jail, with their steel-toed boots, ignoring his cries.Folks, the issue here is not whether anybody is defending Dorner's actions. That's not the issue. The real issue is that many of our government organizations, including the judicial system, and many police departments, are rotten, corrupt, to the core.
And the deputies didn't stop there.
They ordered Reyes to strip and forced him to walk naked up and down the hallway of a housing module, in full view of other inmates...
Regarding the LAPD, what can one said? They are notorious for shooting people in the back (multiple times), punching and kicking people in the face... All of it with impunity (the vast majority of the times). And now, of course, in one of the most cowardly acts in police history, anywhere in the world, they have shot at several people, mistakenly, in what have been clear attempts at executing Dorner.
It will take too long to get into the reasons here, but mainly, it can all be traced back to the wholesale takeover of our government institutions by nefarious business cartels (i.e., ALEC), seeking profit.
Please take a few minutes to listen to the account of this veritable "political prisoner" so you get an idea of what's happened to our judicial system.
This is a very dangerous situation. Because of the total collapse in ethics in our public institutions, the citizenry loses trust, and this can open the door for vigilantism, or people taking the law into their own hands.
Shame on these hypocritical and corrupt money-grabbing politicians and public officials. Their greed is destroying this country.