Sometimes you find sad and strange connections. You find others who understand a destiny or a fate,(or is it just some really shitty luck?)that forces you to feel isolated, in your state of distress. You yearn for a unforeseeable day, when those other isolated voices rise from the abyss (or the ether, or the void, or the the oft too too silent seeming Universe,) to comingle with your own.
Then, the expectation is that the voices get loud and strong enough to instigate change i.e expose and then neutralize bad laws and bad people that have permeated certain American Institutions. In this case, the Los Angeles Superior Court, and the lawless and brutal corruption, that is tolerated in those courts. Something big and bad is happening to our justice system, and not enough human beings are taking a stand to make it stop. Something must get done. Simple enough. But, it isn't.
Prosecutorial misconduct is rarely simple and it is rarely transparent. Until, January 24th 2013, that is. On that day, due to grit, and a few well placed miracles a tape was made of certain "proceedings," in Judge Samantha Jessner's courtroom in Division 95 of the Los Angeles Superior Court. The fact that you are viewing this should not lead you to conclude that there is nothing to hide on the part of Judge Jessner, or the, cruel and unsusual, prosecution that is behind such a "hearing."
Please click on this link. I can't seem to get the embed function to work.
A million important words are there in that 16 minutes of tape. There is so much more but that SHOULD do.
I am ordinarly too proud to beg, as is the Balin family. But....Please Please click on that link and pay attention. These are not ordinary times and you all are in danger of such savage injustice. Forcible hospitalizations and forcible medication of the sane and the innocent are a part of the scheme.
These are times where dark age tactics are being used in the Los Angeles courts against those whose crime is .... being annoying. Yes, you read me right. Melissa Balin is not merely kidding when she states as much in this tape.
That is the only crime that Melissa Balin and I have comitted. Being annoying is subjective . Yet, I submit that decent people don't find it annoying when intelligent and law abiding individuals know their rights and won't plea to clearly baseless charges.
In my case, I sustained so much and did have a trial, though it was mostly kangaroo, but all seven charges(added strategically over time and all utterly baseless,) were aquitted by the judge(a very rare thing for a judge to acquit charges) or dropped by the prosecution. Seven charges and twelve days of trial(though there was only four witnesses and the judge seemed to just want it stalled so the city attorney would just go away. looong story.) and the city attorney did not convict me on one single charge or get me to plea in any way. You see, there could be no conviction if any law was followed or if a tenth of my evidence was seen. So in order to win they had to come up with ploys and tricks and it was so so sick. In the 1600's some smart souls described it as "trial by ordeal" and it was outlawed as "cruel and unusual." These prosecutors in Downtown LA must have studied some history and figured hey let's get all cruel and unusual again. The populace, brainwashed to believe that we are the good guys, will think such allegations against us will merely confirm that these defendants are nutso.
Millions of your tax payer dollars are used to punish those like me and Melissa, for being pesky, and not pleaing when innocent.Tactics we thought were restricted to the dark ages or notorious regimes are being employed by Carmen Trutanich and the DA of Los Angeles . Judges Samantha Jessner, Judge Karla Kerllin, Judge Barela, Judge Maria Stratton and Judge Robert Vanderet, are blatantly complicit in these Stalinesque schemes. As are doct0rs Kristen Ochoa, Dr. Francisco Velarde and Dr. Kaushal Sharma. Lawyer, Anthony Tahan, is also complicit and must be investigated. And, most defense lawyers in L.A are either aware of this corruption and feel they will be ruined if they fight it, or they don't know about it, and when faced with it, they recognize that if they make waves they better practice elsewhere, or they fear being jailed like Richard Fine.
The levels of treachery are off the charts, but they are real, and they are occuring today.
If this works here in L.A, it very well has spread, or will spread . As you know, LA has a reputation as a "trendsetter."
Please also view or share these links. There is no doubt that this is a matter of life and death (Melissa Balin is in grave danger here. Getting a lawyer willing to make any waves is nearly impossible. And the public defender has "conflicted out" for no understandable reason.)
Also, look into the cases of Aaron Swartz, Joe Grumbine and Ronald Gottshalk, and many others, if you want to see the pattern that has emerged when the prosecution must win at all costs. The Supreme court has given prosecutors and judges much too much immunity, and they are taking advantage.
Interesting blog entry written by a public defender somewhere in Florida.
IN MEMORY OF AARON SWARTZ.