The Awful Truth About American Justice and The AG Settlement
This is not your Grandfather’s America. Setting aside all of the technological “gee whiz” advancement of the last 100 years, there has been a sea change gone unnoticed.
A very black cloud has settled in overhead as one by one the very things that made America great have been hollowed out until they are nothing but empty facades that are frequently pointed to but never entered.
I fear that America has been harmed irreparably by parasites that ate away the Constitution and looted our prosperity. Now, cometh the storm.
Many of those who dare to speak out live in fear of retaliation. In my own community, the case of average citizen, John Monti, is a chilling reminder of the power and ruthlessness of a corrupt government.
John Monti is a school teacher in one of Southern California’s Latino communities. He is all too aware of the human trafficking of children into the US for prostitution and has determined to bring the problem to light.
One of his actions was to ask for a Grand Jury investigation into the migrant camps operating with full police protection despite their illegal urban camping and the numerous wild fires caused by them.
A few days later, Monti was on a public roadway videotaping suspected illegal alien human traffickers when seven of them attacked him, assaulted him, and tried to take his camera.
A witness phoned 911 to report that a man was being attacked by a gang of Latinos. When police arrived at the scene, Monti was arrested and charged with assaulting the seven illegals.
Makes him sound like Bruce Lee, doesn’t it? You can just imagine his arms and legs all in motion throwing round-house kicks, elbows and knees to put a whoopin’ on seven dudes.
Monti was charged and brought to trial where a jury immediately acquitted him on all charges. But, police misconduct occurred throughout the prosecution. Only when one of the 911 callers contacted Monti’s attorney did we learn of the three 911 calls that described the actual assault.
The why is simple. Drugs and human trafficking are among the more lucrative ventures that take place through San Diego’s border crossings, and as is to be expected, it has had a major corrupting influence on area law enforcement.
Take the case of Marine wife, Cynthia Sommer, convicted of her husband’s murder by arsenic poisoning. Years later, lab tests proved that there was no arsenic in the victim’s system and that the DA ignored its own expert who said that the death was nothing like death from poisoning. Oops. Naturally, the DA hurriedly called a press release to announce…wait for it…that this case proved that the system worked.
From The District Attorney on down, there is an unmistakable stench emanating from their decisions of which innocent parties to pursue and which guilty parties to assist. No help against the massive RICO activity known as mortgage securitization leading to fraudclosure or the piles of forged documents being recorded daily in the county recorder’s office.
Bought and Paid For
The system has been hi-jacked and taken over by big money. It is no longer a peaceable means of seeking redress; it is a tool that is wielded by the rich and powerful against any target they choose.
It isn’t an arbiter of right and wrong; it has become a vortex that sucks in and renders all opposition impotent.
They used to say, “Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door.”
Today, if you build a better mousetrap, the only thing beating a path to your door will be the process servers who deliver the “cease and desist” order obtained by the manufacturer of the older inferior mousetrap.
Ain’t that America, baby?
Unless you are a lawyer or are involved in legal things, you tend to take the legal system for granted. I once naively believed that if you had the facts on your side and the law on your side, the truth would be seen by the trier of fact.
But, as anyone who has ever been hunted down by the system or sought it out for relief knows, very few people ever actually get the chance to lay out their cases in front of a jury of their peers. The only chance most of us have is to pry these decisions away from corrupt judges and put them in the hands of our neighbors.
The last thing that the system wants is for us to tell our stories to juries.
A couple of years ago I was fulfilling my duty to the system and, while waiting in the jurors’ lounge, was presented a brief introduction to jury duty by one of the Judges, David Ryan.
Coincidentally, I had taken a real estate law class from him many years before, and so I paid careful attention as he spoke. In particular, I noted that every year over 500,000 criminal and civil cases are filed annually in the jurisdiction, but that only about 500 wind their way to trial.
This was reinforced for me after being impaneled. We were adjourned for lunch, and by the time we returned, the case had been settled. “Thank you for your service, have a nice day.”
Is that judicial efficiency or is the system so oppressive that only those with nothing to lose would take a chance on it?
Lawyers. What can they be thinking?
Then, there is the lawyer problem. This isn’t meant to disparage lawyers. They draw enough negative attention to themselves. Many of them mean well enough, but their practices are controlled by the one percent. Who else has enough money to be of interest to a lawyer?
This topic is particularly difficult for me because both my grandfather and my father had law degrees. And, if it were not for some unusual circumstances during my childhood, I would probably have followed the same path.
My father used to joke that if a lawyer graduated from law school and moved to a small town and set up practice as the only lawyer in town, he would starve to death. But, if he could get one of his law school buddies to move there with him, they would both get rich.
When it comes to foreclosure defense law, the number one question people ask me is: do I know any good lawyers? You would think after all I have written that lawyers would be reaching out to me seeking clients, but alas, it is not so.
The perception is that homeowners cannot afford legal representation and while that is often true, it isn’t always the case. If more lawyers really knew this area of the law, they would discover that there is an enormous potential to wage war on behalf of clients who are upside down, but don’t want to default.
Who writes the laws?
Did you ever write a law? Did you ever contact one of your elected officials and tell them you wanted them to pass a law? Most of us just never think of it, and yet, in 2011, forty thousand new laws were enacted nationwide, with seven hundred here in California.
Who is behind all of that? Political Action Committees and lobbyists. Do you have a lobbyist?
This passing of laws has become so intrusive that it is becoming difficult to take the concept of law abiding seriously.
Within two days of it going into effect, I had already broken one of the laws enacted in California when I attempted to take a bottle of Merlot thru the self-check at the market, as I had done numerous times before.
Rather than being the protector of the rights of average people, it has become a bewildering maze intended to favor the powerful.
Whose side are they really on?
In America, the people are represented by the United States Department of Justice led by the Attorney General—at the moment, one Eric Holder.
You may have seen recent news reports where Eric Holder is playing the race card whining that the only reason people have taken a dim view of him is because he is black. I don’t know if that is more desperate or pathetic.
I take a dim view of him because I think he should be arrested, prosecuted, and put in prison. With law enforcement like Eric Holder, who needs criminals?
I take a dim view of him because he provided guns to Mexican cartels. He laundered money for the Mexican cartels. He cracked down on California’s lawfully operating compassionate care cooperatives so that Mexican cartels could regain control of the lucrative California weed market.
I take a dim view of Eric Holder because he was part of the original legal team that designed the system, MERS, which allows banks to seize homes to which they do not now, and never did, have a legal claim.
I take a dim view of him because there have been no prosecutions of obvious organized financial crimes. It is apparent to me that Eric Holder serves the bankstas as willingly as he serves the ruthless Mexican cartels.
He is supposed to be running the Justice Department, but he operates more as a concierge for organized crime.
I take a dim view of him because I would actually enjoy bringing these people to justice if I had his job.
Not him; he’s like the security chief of the one percent.
His department should arrest him and prosecute him and put him in prison where he belongs. Unlike many African American men, this guy actually should be behind bars.
Your taxpayer dollars pay a bunch of cowboys to sell guns directly to murderous criminals. They are trying to explain that, but I don’t see how you can make that look okay.
We are very tolerant and accommodating people. Generous too. That attitude is demonstrated by the Justice Department’s willingness to further accommodate our cartel buddies by laundering the money made by use of the guns we sold them. And, you were losing faith in the system. See, it’s working just fine.
Suspension of the Constitution
Well, for decades we let them tinker with it; now, it’s gone.
SB 1867, signed into law by the President on New Year’s Eve. That way, the New Year could begin by setting the constitution aside and really getting down to business.
I wrote about this in a couple of my blasts late last year, and was roundly criticized for suggesting that the bill would allow for the indefinite detention, without right to trial or council, of American Citizens thought to be terrorists.
Under this farce of terrorism for the illusion of security, we have been robbed of not only our wealth, but also our freedom. We traded our freedoms so we could feel safer. I’ve never felt more insecure in my entire life.
Osama bin Laden? Hey, if you’re gonna have a boogie man, he should look like a boogie man. Google images of Rasputin and you’ll see what I mean.
One day he’s in a training film climbing out of the sunroof of a burned out Volvo, and ten years later he’s an elderly goat herder wiling a way his twilight years watching porn.
I don’t think I could have killed him. Would it have made a difference if he were a woman? Do you gun down a grannie? Fuckin’ eh! They’ll be doing it in a city near you come summer.
The problem is that some of us are still willing to fight. Still willing to Occupy. To disobey civilly and to disobey not so civilly if the former proves ineffective. Where do we stop? Where do we draw the line? Do we swap our freedoms for their New World Order? When they say we cannot occupy, do we go home? Oh, okay, sorry about that. I’ll replace the Geranium I stepped on.
But, I’m still gonna write a strongly worded email to my corrupt, calloused, congressman. That will restore freedom and democracy pretty darned quick, I betcha.
I was awed by 9/11, but I wasn’t terrified. Turns out that if we were doing what we are supposed to be doing with all of the tax payer’s money, this would have been prevented.
Here’s a clue. Anytime you have students in flight school who aren’t interested in learning how to land, you may have terrorists on your hands. If I were going to flight school, I’d want to learn that part first.
If they buy a one way ticket, have no luggage, and buy ten million dollars in flight insurance, you may have a terrorist on your hands.
If they speak endlessly of the 72 virgins awaiting them, you may have a terrorist on your hands.
In the new government view of terrorism, anyone who is deemed to be critical of government can be considered a terrorist and whisked away forever. They have a new phrase to justify this, “domestic terrorist”. Martha Stewart run amok.
Finally, our legal beagles just sold us out. Forty states have agreed to legitimize all manner of organized crime in the ongoing fraudclosure crime wave.
The bankstas were bad. They started out as criminals, but you mother fuckers were supposed to be working for the people. You call this justice? You just put the final nail in the legal system by legitimizing prior crimes. Why should any of us obey laws if they don’t have to? Can one godammned scum bag sellout Attorney General give me a straight up answer?
I used to think that it was wrong to “take matters in to one’s own hands” as they say, but I am starting to wonder what other choice we have. Voting? For whom? In my little city, the council races are big money deals.
The upshot of the horrendous Supreme Court decision in Citizens United assures that only candidates backed by big money can win at any level.
I’d be interested in any informed law enforcement official responding.
George W. Mantor
The Real Estate Professor
Founder, American Foreclosure Resistance Movement
“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.” — Mahatma Gandhi