There are two categories of property forfeitures, civil and criminal. Criminal forfeitures occur only after the person charged with a crime has been convicted. Then the seized property can forfeited to the government. Only civil forfeitures are within the scope of this essay. Ten Federal government agencies take part in the corrupt practice of civil forfeiture of property … Continue reading Civil Forfeiture is a Corrupt and Evil Government Practice in America
The State of California and three others, Illinois, Oregon and Washington have enacted new laws to obtain release of some current prison inmates who qualify under both of the following conditions: Their sentence is no longer in the interest of justice, and their remaining sentence is no longer in the interest of society to have it … Continue reading Reducing America’s Excessive Incarcerations with Justice
This is a case in which the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII dealing with employment matters is the relevant law, which is: “Title VII prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin.” Bostock is one of three suits consolidated by the Supreme Court to be decided together because they all … Continue reading Bostock v. Clayton County as Differently Understood
Flynn’s present situation is limbo. The Department of Justice initiated a special review of General Flynn’s recorded telephone conversations with Russian Ambassador Kislyak, unmasking of Flynn by Obama-White House officers and other high-level Democratic operatives, Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation of Flynn, investigation by the FBI subsequent to Special Counsel’s referral, Justice Department prosecution of the FBI’s … Continue reading General Flynn’s Prosecution Continues
In July 2016, the FBI opened a counterintelligence investigation called “Crossfire Hurricane” to look into allegations of collusion between members of the Trump campaign and Russian agents to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. A subpart investigation called “Crossfire Razor” sought to determine whether Gen. Flynn had improper contacts with Russian officials. General Flynn was named … Continue reading General Flynn’s first Prosecution
Since 1871, the Civil Rights Act, U.S. Code 42, Section 1983 makes [police] officers [among others] liable for deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws, …liable to the party injured in an action at law, Suit in Equity, or other proper proceeding for redress. This law is applicable in all … Continue reading Correcting Police Immunity -from-Prosecution in Civil Rights Abuses
Yesterday I wrote an essay titled The Supreme Court’s Opinion in “Bridgegate” is Not Novel. The Supreme Court simply applied statutory law governing an appeal by two political actors in the State of New Jersey. My essay fully explains defendant’s actions together with the reasoning of the Court to find defendants not guilty. I explained why that opinion was … Continue reading What are the Limits of Politics in America?
Last week the Supreme Court overturned two lower court convictions of political allies of then-Governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie. The political allies were Bridget Kelly and William Baroni, Jr. who plotted to back up traffic on the George Washington Bridge connecting Fort Lee, New Jersey to Manhattan. Their reason was to “punish” the mayor of … Continue reading The Supreme Court’s Decision in “Bridgegate” is not Novel
Alexis de Tocqueville wrote, “Americans as individualists create their own communities through their families. Individualism is a considered and peaceful sentiment that disposes each citizen to isolate himself from the mass of his fellows and to withdraw to the side with his family and his friends; so that, after thus creating a small society for … Continue reading Is the United States no longer One Country, Indivisible?
Trial by jury is “enshrined” in the Constitution as a part of the Bill of Rights. In order to suggest the importance of criminal-trial rights, I refer to Lavrentiy Beria, chief of Soviet Union’s security and secret police in the 1940s until 1953. He said, “Show me the man and I will produce the crime.” Plea bargaining might … Continue reading The Constitution, Plea Bargaining and Justice