Category Archive: pro-government courts

Jul 02

Prison authorities admit they “unintentionally” listened in on attorney/client meetings at Guantanamo Bay

Just 20 years ago most people would have laughed if you told them that the United States would soon hold people in prison for decades without warrant, without charge, and without trial. Now there have been “terrorist” suspects in Guantanamo Bay–with the U.S. flag flying above them–for 15 years without charge (and mostly without evidence). …

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Jun 09

Thailand government orders man jailed for 35 years for insulting the monarchy

Every government ultimately comes for all freedom, all property, all money, and to kill all who resist. Statistically, the average person in the world is more likely to be killed by his own government than by any foreign government, any terrorist, or any criminal. Now a man in Thailand has been sentenced to 35 years …

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May 09

Impoverished Venezuelans who protest their government are now subjected to secret midnight military trials

Every government ultimately comes for all money, all property, all freedom, and to kill all who resist. Just 20 years ago, Venezuelans were the wealthiest people in Latin American. They had a thriving business and investment sector. Then the people voted for socialism. Now, after dozens of Venezuelans have died in the streets while protesting …

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Mar 31

Justice Department has been unlawfully recording visits between prisoners and their defense lawyers

One of the most fundamental rights of a prisoner is the right to have candid attorney/client visits protected by the attorney/client privilege. Jails and prisons assure defense lawyers that their visits with inmates will be unrecorded. Lawyers and prisoners commonly wonder (only half-jokingly) if prison facilities are secretly recording their visits. (As the courts have …

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Feb 17

Washington State Supreme Court rules that florist must provide flower arrangements for gay wedding–and pay legal fees for fighting court battle!

Of course, people have widely differing views on faith and marriage. Last year the government of the State of Washington ordered a Christian florist in the Seattle area to provide flower arrangements for a gay wedding. The florist, Barronelle Stutzman, refused to participate in a gay wedding on religious grounds, and challenged the Government’s decree. …

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Nov 26

Prosecutors increasingly stack indictments with multiple counts in order to ensure convictions

American prosecutors have learned that conviction rates generally go up when additional charges and defendants are added to criminal cases. Consequently, state and federal prosecutors routinely stack indictments with multiple (repetitive) counts so that juries will be more likely to convict defendants. A study of thousands of criminal cases found that when a defendant is …

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Nov 22

Three judges of British High Court Invalidate Brexit Vote!

A shocking act of judicial arrogance by three judges of the United Kingdom High Court. The Court ruled that Britain can’t leave the EU without having a parliamentary vote to do so. See here. Yet that parliamentary vote already happened with the European Referendum Act of 2015. (Parliament voted to let the people speak on …

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Nov 21

Growth in Jail Population Has Been Mostly Driven by Increased Incarceration of Innocent Inmates

While the jail population in the U.S. has grown substantially since the 1980s, the number of convicted people in jails has been flat for the last 15 years. Detention of the legally innocent has been consistently driving jail growth! See here!

Nov 07

Criminal Justice in Burma: detention without charges, torture, secret trials

From David Wallechinsky’s Tyrants: The World’s 20 Worst Living Dictators: Prisoners in Burma can be held without trial for 3 years. Torture is the state’s most common resource for evidence gathering. Political activists are beaten and tortured as soon as they arrive in jail. “Most political trials take place behind closed doors and the defendants …

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Oct 07

81-year-old woman growing pot plant raided by National Guard with helicopter

Never before in American history has government been so powerful in relation to its subjects. Government ‘law enforcement’ at all levels is now so massively overfunded that it deploys tanks, helicopters and tactical teams to enforce the most trivial laws. Now a retired Massachusetts woman growing a single pot plant for medicine has been raided …

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