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The Triumph of Law over Justice

  • The law, sir, is an ass. --Bill Clinton, Charles Dickens, Dr. Samuel Johnson, Samuel Pepys
  • Ode To Florida Mothers: If you're tempted to leave your kid in the car / On a typical 90-degree day, / You're better off killing the kid instead. / You'll get less jail time that way. --Lawyer Unknown
  • Widespread Police Misconduct and an Expanding Prison Population

William Annett, The Oyster World

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/justice190v.jpgMarch 22, 2014 | As a Central Florida court finally, last summer, inched into its initial session with the George Zimmerman Murder Trial, one couldn't help recalling the Casey Anthony Follies that played out within a stone's throw of this venue just over three years ago. The Law in Florida is alive and well. Justice? You be the judge.

Instead of dispatching a bus to Arkansas or Kansas to collect an impartial group of yokels who knew nothing, of the case, two weeks were devoted to selecting six white womenjurors from some 40 screened candidates, all of whom had been saturated for two years with the case consistently headlined, but professed that they never heard of it. Trayvon Martin, the deceased teen-age victim, was black. Zimmerman, whose Daddy was a retired judge, looked pretty good in a different sartorial outfit each day, sitting there with his three attorneys.

William Annett has written six books, including a page-turner on mutual funds, a send-up on the securities industry, three corporate histories and a novel, the latter no doubt inspired by his current occupation in Daytona Beach as a law-abiding beach comber.

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Widespread Police Misconduct and an Expanding Prison Population, Ed Griffith, New Progressive Alliance

  • Search  on the internet "police brutality" or "police excessive force."  If you search YouTube, there are many videos of cops acting WAY beyond their limits.
  • Jim Hightower | The Absurdly Dangerous Militarization of America's Police

A DuPont trust-fund child rapist gets probation. A black woman looking for a job cries in jail for a week.

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  • I hate to shatter anyone's illusions, but inequality defines our criminal justice system just as it defines our society. It always has and it always will until we do something about it, beyond just getting upset at local news stories.
  • Something's wrong here.

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Part 1: Affluenza: Rich Heir Rapes His 3 Year-Old Daughter, Gets No Jail Time Because He ‘Will Not Fare Well’ In Prison

Though the maximum sentence for fourth-degree rape is 15 years in prison, the prosecution recommended that Richards only receive probation. And Judge Jan Jurden largely agreed.

Ian MillhiserThink Progress 

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March 31, 2014 | Part 1: Robert H. Richards IV does not work. He doesn’t have to. The great-grandson of Irénée du Pont, the chemical magnate who provided much of the financial backing to a failed effort to defeat Franklin Delano Roosevelt during the 1930s, Richards lives off a trust fund in a 5,800 square foot mansion he bought for $1.8 million. When he is not staying in his mansion, he might be found in his beach home “in the exclusive North Shores neighborhood near Rehoboth Beach.”

Richards is also a child rapist.

In 2005, Richards started sexually abusing his three year-old daughter. The abuse ended two years later when the girl told her grandmother that she didn’t want “my daddy touching me anymore.” When Richards’ former wife confronted him this abuse, Richards admitted to doing so but claimed “it was an accident and he would never do it again.”

Ian Millhiser is a Senior Constitutional Policy Analyst at the Center for American Progress Action Fund and the Editor of ThinkProgress Justice. 

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Part 2: The heir, the judge and the homeless mom: America's prison bias for the 1%

A DuPont trust-fund creep gets probation. A black woman looking for a job cries in jail for a week. Something's wrong here.

Sadhbh Walshe, theguardian.com

1396447130881/334ed54a-1f7d-45b6-806a-1beb8563fd48-460x276.pngWednesday 2 April 2014 | At least the public is starting to pay attention to cases like that of Shanesha Taylor, who has been charged with felony child abuse in Scottsdale, Arizona, because she left her two small children alone in a car for a little over an hour to attend a job interview. Taylor was taken straight to jail, where she languished for over a week. Her children were put in the custody of Child Protective Services, where they remain. Obviously leaving two small children unattended in a car was an ill-advised thing to do, but under the circumstances Taylor may simply have exercised the least bad option available to her.

The law enforcement officials who chose to arrest this 35-year-old mother and charge her with a felony may have had little sympathy for the homeless woman's plight, but ordinary Americans who can relate to Taylor's struggles are not willing to let this woman become yet another statistic in an unforgiving justice system.

Sadhbh Walshe is a film-maker and former staff writer for the CBS drama series The District. Her opinion pieces have also been published in the Chicago Tribune and Irish Times

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For-Profit Corporation Seeks Protection of its "Religious Freedom"

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  • Join the fight against Corporate Personhood and all of its crazy implications that threaten our democracy.
  • Are You There God? It's Me, Hobby Lobby.

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hobby_religion.jpg?itok=0oDwulaa March 25, 2014 | Today the Supreme Court hears yet another corporate first amendment rights case: Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. This case is not about free speech, which has recently captured the outrage of Americans with Citizens United and the pending McCutcheon case. It is about religious freedom.

Who would have thought that we'd see the day corporate lawyers would argue that for-profit corporations can practice spirituality? 

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Move to Amend is a coalition of organizations and individuals calling for an amendment to the US Constitution to unequivocally state that inalienable rights belong to human beings only, that money is not a form of protected free speech under the First Amendment, and that money can be regulated in political campaigns.

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Are You There, God? It's Me, Hobby Lobby

Stephanie Mencimer, Mother Jones

Fri Mar. 21, 2014 | On Tuesday, the US Supreme Court will hear arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Inc., the most closely watched case of the year. The stakes are high. Thanks to novel legal arguments and bad science, a ruling in favor of the company threatens any number of significant and revolutionary outcomes, from upending a century's worth of settled corporate law to opening the floodgates to religious challenges to every possible federal statute to gutting the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act.

Hobby Lobby is a privately held, for-profit corporation with 13,000 employees. It's owned by a trust managed by the Green family, devout Christians who run the company based on biblical principles. They close their stores on Sundays, start staff meetings with Bible readings, pay above minimum wage, and use a Christian-based mediation practice to resolve employee disputes. The Greens are even attempting to build a Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC.

Stephanie Mencimer works in Mother Jones' Washington bureau. A Utah native and graduate of a crappy public university not worth mentioning, she has spent the last year hanging out with angry white people who occasionally don tricorne hats and come to lunch meetings heavily armed.

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Pope Francis, Jesuits, and Anglican Face Prosecution

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  • LET IT BE KNOWN that, based on an application brought before it by the Office of the Citizen Prosecutor on February 10, 2014, the Court will in thirty days commence litigation proceedings against Jorge Bergoglio ("Pope Francis 1"), Adolfo Nicolas Pachon ("Superior General of the Jesuit Order"), Justin Welby (Archbishop of Canterbury") and others involved in Crimes against Humanity.
  • Welcome to The International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State (ITCCS.org) 

Kevin Annett, Hidden from History

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PUBLIC COMMUNIQUE AND LEGAL NOTICE 

FROM THE INTERNATIONAL COMMON LAW COURT OF JUSTICE 

Criminal Trial Division, Brussels

March 1, 2014

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UW3JwksKcSc&feature=youtu.be

Announcement of Case Docket No. 31032014-001: 

In the Matter of The People v. Jorge Bergoglio, Adolfo Nicolas Pachon, Justin Welby and others, and their Bodies Corporate

A Pre-Trial Hearing will commence on Monday, March 31, 2014 at 9:00 am GMT in Brussels

Issued by the Office of the Presiding Magistrates

E. Cantillon, Secretary

LET IT BE KNOWN that, based on an application brought before it by the Office of the Citizen Prosecutor on February 10, 2014, the Court will in thirty days commence litigation proceedings against Jorge Bergoglio ("Pope Francis 1"), Adolfo Nicolas Pachon ("Superior General of the Jesuit Order"), Justin Welby (Archbishop of Canterbury") and others involved in Crimes against Humanity.

These defendants will be charged with organizing and abetting child rape, torture and trafficking, and criminally conspiring to commit and conceal these offences.

The Court will convene its pre-trial Examination Hearing on Monday, March 31, 2014 at 9:00 GMT in the city of Brussels.

The Court is therefore issuing today a Public Summons to the named Defendants to be present at this Hearing, either in person or through their legal representatives.

Failure by any of the Defendants to appear may be interpreted by the Court as constituting a plea of nolo contendere, or non-contested, and will be entered into the Court record as such.

A copy of the Summons will be issued immediately to the named Defendants by Sheriffs appointed by the Court.

Anyone with evidence related to this matter is invited to submit it to the Office of the Citizen Prosecutor of the Court in the form of a legally sworn deposition and affidavit. For details, please contact the Office at itccscentral@gmail.com .

Also:  

The The International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State (ITCCS) and its affiliates are calling for a Public Day of Silence to End Church Violence against Children, on the day before the opening of the Trial: Sunday, March 30, 2014. You are asked to refrain from all normal activity that day and join in prayer, fasting and reflection.

The Tribunal asks all people of conscience to remember and act not only for the children who are presently suffering and dying at the hands of church-protected child rapists and traffickers, but for the countless children who have died at the hands of these churches - children like:

  • Albert Hance, age 9, starved to death at the Anglican St. George's school in Lytton, British Columbia;
  • Richard Thomas, age 15, beaten to death by Catholic priest Terrance MacNamara at the Kuper Island school, British Columbia;
  • Shirley Tatooche, age 10, raped to death by Catholic priests at the Fort Albany school in Ontario ...and at least 50,000 more children in Canada alone. (www.hiddennolonger.com)

Remember the Dead - Fight for the Living - Jail the Child Killers and all those who protect them!

Updates to follow.

Issued by The Public Information Office of the International Common Law Court of Justice, Criminal Trial Division and by ITCCS Central

March 1, 2014

itccscentral@gmail.com

www.itccs.org

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See the evidence of Genocide in Canada and other crimes at www.hiddennolonger.com and at the website of The International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State at www.itccs.org, and at www.iclcj.com, the site for the Common Law court network.

An International, multi-lingual ITCCS site can be found at: http://kevinannettinternational.blogspot.fr/

The complete Common Law Court proceedings of Genocide in Canada are found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvhfXAd08TE - Common Law Court Proceedings - Genocide in Canada  (Part One) - 1 hr. 46 mins.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPKFk_L7y9g - Common Law Court Proceedings - Genocide in Canada  (Part Two) - 1 hr. 47 mins.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ormOIlOi4Vc - Final Court Verdict and Sentencing - 8 mins. 30 secs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IylfBxm3sMg - Authorizations and Endorsements of ITCCS/Kevin Annett by indigenous eyewitnesses - 10 mins.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CReISnQDbBE - Irene Favel, Eyewitness to the incineration of a newborn baby by a priest at Muscowegan Catholic Indian school, Saskatchewan, 1944

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBUd3UXt6fI - Other key testimonies from our Court case against genocide in Canada

Kevin Annett is a Nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize (2013). Messages for him can be left at 250-591-4573 (Canada) or 386-323-5774 (USA). His personal website is www.KevinAnnett.com .

"I gave Kevin Annett his Indian name, Eagle Strong Voice, in 2004 when I adopted him into our Anishinabe Nation. He carries that name proudly because he is doing the job he was sent to do, to tell his people of their wrongs. He speaks strongly and with truth. He speaks for our stolen and murdered children. I ask everyone to listen to him and welcome him."

Chief Louis Daniels - Whispers Wind

Elder, Crane Clan, Anishinabe Nation, Winnipeg, Manitoba

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Welcome to ITCCS.ORG and The International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State

Our Mandate: (1) To bring to trial those persons and institutions responsible for the exploitation, torture and murder of children, past and present, and (2) To stop these and other criminal actions by church and state.

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