America's Corrupt Legal
Rigged courts, bribed judges, phony trials, extortion by lawyers, and over
2 million prisoners in the USA gulag
by Les Sachs
August 30, 2005
The recent pattern of American violations of international law are ultimately based in the
corruption of the USA domestic legal system. Phony USA courts are very dangerous even for travellers and visitors to America,
who can easily wind up among the USA's more than 2 million prisoners, or lose all their family's possessions to corrupt American
All world citizens should know how the corrupt USA legal system, is a danger to every traveller, visitor,
and guest worker from overseas, and to every individual who takes the risky step of entering upon American territory. Just
ask the overseas families of prisoners who were put to death inside the USA, with their embassies never even being informed
that they were arrested - or the many foreign people serving hugely long prison terms in America, after they were jailed on
flimsy tainted "evidence" from criminal snitches.
The reality is that the United States of America, which proclaims
itself the "land of freedom", has the most dishonest, dangerous and crooked legal system of any developed nation. Legal corruption
is covering America like a blanket.
The corruption of the USA legal system is well-known, but also well-hidden, by
the news services of America's corporate-owned media. The US media companies are afraid both of reprisal, and of the social
revolution that would come from exposing the truth. Here is what the US media companies know, but are afraid to tell you about
Concentration camps with concrete walls
the largest prison gulag in the entire world - yes, right there in the USA, the self-proclaimed "land of freedom". The starting
point for understanding anything about the USA, is to digest the fact that just this one country, the United States of America,
has twenty-five percent of ALL of the prisoners in the entire world.
More than 2 million prisoners - more than 1 out
of every 150 people in America - are behind bars in the American gulag. This is now the world's biggest system of what are
effectively concentration camps, though most of these prisoners are behind masonry walls and inside prison buildings.
minorities, the statistics are even more brutal. For example, the USA is now imprisoning about 1 out of every 36 people in
its black population. American "justice" is especially focused on jailing young black males.
Quite amazingly, Americans
and the American government, continually criticize the legal systems and so-called "political" legal proceedings in other
countries such as China, Russia, and even Belgium among many other places. Yet, for example, the proportion of prisoners is
30 times higher in the USA than in China, even though China is a country regularly criticized and denounced by the USA government.
No one imprisons people as readily, or casually, as does America. As you learn more about America's horrifying legal
system, you find out how easily and carelessly America arrests people, and tosses innocent people into prison. It is estimated
that America has at least 100,000 completely innocent people in jail, but the statistics of innocence may well run far higher.
The number of people known to be innocent, and yet who were actually sentenced to death in recent years in America, is already
running into the hundreds.
Of America's more than 2 million prisoners, about 50,000 are known to be foreign citizens.
This proportion might seem small, but remember that 50,000 prisoners is more than the entire prison population of many other
countries. It only appears as a small percentage, because of America's obsession with jailing its own people, who have had
more time to get caught in America's web of legal horror.
The USA is extremely casual about the jailing of foreigners,
and not honouring their rights under international law or treaties and agreements. Often, foreign citizens have been sentenced
to death, while the USA didn't even bother to notify the foreign government that their citizens were arrested.
other governments are working hard just to try and obtain even the most primitive judicial rights for their own nationals,
who have been seized and held in abusive conditions by the USA empire. And yet, the United States of America somehow still
brags about its own legal system, while criticizing other countries.
Understanding that America has such a huge percentage
of even its own people in prison, is to start to understand the subconscious fear behind much of American life.
you set foot in America, you should have a clear picture of the terror of America's legal system - the judges and lawyers
and money and bribery, that have made this system of fear so pervasive. There is not yet enough public media information about
America's domestic legal horrors, horrors which have been rapidly increasing. And the American public, even the victims of
its legal system, have a hard time realizing why it is so hard to fight legal corruption there.
The situation is so
bad, that a social explosion is beginning inside America. You can read some news stories - about people murdering judges,
or attacking the families of judges, or people setting fire to courthouses in the USA - and see the pattern that is emerging,
even though the news media are afraid to connect the dots and suggest what might be behind all these events. America is trying
to maintain its myths about its legal system, even while the desperate reality of life inside the USA is starting to blow
back into escalating social upheaval.
USA torture and illegal jailing overseas, starts with
USA domestic torture and illegal jailing at home
The world press has documented clear violations of
human and legal rights by America in its overseas jails, such as the infamous situations in Guantanamo and occupied Iraq and
Afghanistan, and the even more secret network of prisons in places like Diego Garcia or on board American ships.
the problem is much bigger, than America's legal abuses under its military invasions and "war on terrorism". These USA violations
of international law, are consistent with the corruption in America's home legal system within its own borders, and have partly
evolved from America's legal abuses against its own citizens and residents.
American prisons are often horrible, with
lots of torment of prisoners, like you would expect in some petty dictatorship. Conditions are brutal in USA jails; rape and
beatings are common, and there is little help for abused inmates. In addition to the many official USA executions, numerous
people are also illegally killed in jail cells, "mysteriously" said to have hanged themselves or "found stabbed to death".
Scandals of overseas prison abuse, as in the USA-run Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, have arisen from sources much deeper
than America's foreign policy. These scandals are in part replications of inmate abuse inside of America's domestic prison
gulag. Without diminishing the brutality of the crimes committed by Americans in Iraqi prisons, it is also true that such
crimes are consistent with the brutality of prisons inside America.
In the regular functioning of the USA courts,
America's domestic lawyers and judges, threaten people with illegal jailing, and rape, torture and murder in jail, just like
the threats used by Americans against Iraqi subjects of the American occupation. America will play the song about "just a
few bad apples in the barrel" whenever an abuse scandal gets exposed, either domestically or abroad, but the cover-up of such
abuse is more the routine response.
Theoretically, torture and abuse is totally outlawed by America's Constitution,
but some of the nice words in America's Constitution hold little power anymore, despite how often people quote them. The Americans
who still believe the Constitution protects them, are mostly those people who haven't yet dealt with the judges and lawyers
of America's corrupt legal system.
America's Constitution and Bill of Rights are nearly dead, not just because the
judges will no longer enforce them, but even more because America's lawyers will not even fight for them. The two American
"political parties" are not fighting for them, either, and America's news media are also very passive. If you look at America
in depth, you can see there has been a widespread moral collapse in America's legal and political structures. This means that
America's legal system has become largely a tool of government terror, and of bribery for the rich and the powerful. The average
person is just fodder for the meat-grinder of America's courts.
America's lies and sleazy arguments to make excuses
for torture, or to deny people the rights of the Geneva convention, or holding people for many years without charges, are
also just an extension of the deviousness in America's domestic legal system. Inside America, neither its laws nor its Constitution
nor the facts nor evidence nor anything else, no longer have real authority inside the American courts.
left is what American lawyers and judges call "the game". As part of playing this game, USA lawyers and judges just twist
words around, in order to produce any excuse, however flimsy, to achieve their objective, whether that be to jail an innocent
person, or give the verdict that was sought by the big company that paid the big bribe through its law firm.
an endlessly devious manipulation of words and phrases to get the desired result, just devious falsehood and lies backed by
the naked power of the judges. The only "real" part is the power that the judges and lawyers hold in America, to jail you
and take away your property. The words of the law don't protect you in the USA, because American judges and lawyers have no
scruples about bending them to mean the opposite of what they say.
America's lawyers are
controlled by the judges, and don't really work for you - that's why they sell you out to the government, or to the big companies
that pay bribes
There's some very special aspects about the way American lawyers are controlled by
American judges, which is central to why America's legal corruption is so much worse than any other advanced nation. Even
if you are paying an American lawyer huge amounts of money, he or she doesn't really work for you, and in fact may sell you
down the river to the jailhouse.
American lawyers are directly under the thumb of the judges and the government, and
must submit to the culture of bribery and perversion of justice, or else face terrifying revenge. Lawyers, just like you,
can be instantly jailed by an American judge on flimsy pretexts, and American lawyers can be quickly stripped of their right
to practice law, and personally and financially destroyed, if they dare to criticize legal corruption. Lawyers who try to
fight the system can find themselves not only dis-barred, but also criminally charged and jailed, and no other lawyer will
help them. It is a horribly crooked system in America.
This is different from other advanced countries, where lawyers
are usually a professional guild, whose status and right to practice law, is under the control of only their fellow lawyers.
This means that, in other countries, the judges and the government cannot easily ruin or attack the lawyers for purely political
reasons. This is also part of why, in other developed countries, outside of America, you really do see brave lawyers fighting
for un-popular clients, or challenging the government, and asking for justice.
But in America, it's different. Over
the past century, the American lawyers lost the right to regulate themselves, and instead fell under the power of the judges.
So American lawyers are afraid to do things in court, that the judges don't want them to do. America's army of nearly 1 million
lawyers, is almost totally under the control of a few thousand judges, with their entrenched culture of bribery and fraud
and miscarriage of justice.
Some USA lawyers don't like this, but they are helpless and can't fight it. Most lawyers
in America have, to one degree or another, signed up with the devil, to do things the way the devil wants them done.
means that any time you hire an American lawyer, he already is in a conflict of interest. He has to make the judge happy first.
And if the judge wants to make the government happy, or make somebody else happy who is paying a big bribe, then guess what?
You are destroyed. It doesn't matter what you paid the lawyer. He works for the judge, first and foremost.
So a totally
unique factor in USA legal corruption is the amazingly dishonest profession of American lawyers, these lawyers who "play the
game" with America’s judges and politicians and police. It is a savage culture of legal fraud, where lawyers work with
judges to rob and terrify people, especially minorities, but also foreigners, and above all those who dare to question the
People accused of serious crimes have the "right" to a lawyer, but this may mean only a crooked lawyer who
is stage-managing the victim to help the government and prosecutors. If the lawyer does not help the government, he can be
put out of work and not "assigned" to any more cases, or treated badly the next time he is in a courtroom. This legal fraud
is the core of the danger to those who visit America. A lawyer who is "representing" you in the USA, whether the government
is paying him, or even if you are paying him yourself, may just be a stooge who is helping the prosecutors to put you in jail,
even though you are innocent.
The judges of America gave every accused criminal the "right" to a lawyer, not because
they cared about the rights of the accused, but because it helps stage-manage the victim, with a lawyer who has to do things
the judge's way. In America, such government-appointed lawyers are the means by which hundreds of thousands of poor people
are railroaded into prison. Some of these people were just foreign tourists, in the wrong place at the wrong time, and wound
up rotting in an American prison.
Some lawyers are fairly subtle about it, and their victims never realize the lawyer
has sold them out to the judge and the government. Most American court cases never go to trial, never see a jury; it is the
job of the victim's lawyer to "sell the deal" that the judge has decided will happen, or else. This is how people accept a
"plea bargain" so they accept going to jail for 3 years even though they are innocent, instead of going to trial before a
Because of the corruption of lawyers under the thumb of the judges, there's a very fake and phony aspect of
court proceedings in America. They are really fake "show trials" in many cases, sometimes very obviously so, where both purported
"sides" of lawyers are actually working together for the government, or for the big corporation or rich person that is bribing
You will also find, in the American legal system, that you essentially have no recourse whatsoever against
wrongdoing by your own lawyer. A lawyer can sell you out, betray you, steal your money, engage in malpractice, help out the
other side, hide the evidence that proved you were right, or commit felony crime against you, and there is nothing you can
do about it, so long as the lawyer made the judge happy, and the judge got his cut of any money the lawyer stole from you.
Innocent and being arrested - they don't like to admit a mistake in America
Yes, lots of people live their whole lives in America and never get arrested. And yet, some poor foreign visitor comes
to America for a short holiday, gets arrested by mistake, and gets sentenced to death by lethal injection even though he is
totally innocent. Well, that's the lottery of life for those who visit or live in America.
The police and prosecutors
in America have no concern at all whether they have arrested someone who is innocent. They just don't care. When a crime is
committed, they try to arrest somebody, anybody, just to say they got the bad guy. And they never like to admit they made
a mistake. Once they arrest you, they will try to make up and plant false evidence, to help try and convict you. A common
trick is to take other criminals they know, who are facing jail on other charges, and get those criminals to be false witnesses
against you. The cops justify this kind of thing by saying to themselves, "Well, if you didn't commit this crime, you probably
committed some other crime we don't know about."
If they do arrest you in America, they like to pile on all sorts
of criminal charges. The idea is to charge you with 10 crimes, because it makes you sound bad, and maybe convict you on 3
of them or you will accept a plea bargain on 1 or 2 of them. Any kind of guilty plea, and they call it a success, even though
you were totally innocent.
For the police and prosecutors, it's all a kind of sporting game, so they can bring about
their "high conviction rate". Perhaps part of the reason America has so much crime, even with more than 2 million people in
prison, is because the people who actually committed the crimes were never arrested. Also, some poor people may feel that
the odds are high they will be arrested someday anyway, so they may as well be criminals and enjoy life in the meantime.
system is extremely racist, of course, and white people are arrested less than many minorities. But no one is safe. Any innocent
person can get railroaded to death in America.
Multi-millionaires and big corporations, vs.
The only people who really can get expect some fairness in American courts are multi-millionaires
and big corporations. Nobody else really matters to American judges and lawyers.
There is a huge amount of bribery
in America, perhaps even more than in the courts of any other country in the world. Even some American ex-judges have admitted
the near-universality of bribery there. Nearly all bribes are given to the judges by lawyers; this is considered the safe
way to bribe a judge. Bribery is rarely spoken about, just understood. Rich people pay huge amounts of money to law firms
with connections, the lawyers walk around with a certain amount of cash in their jacket, and they pass it to the judges in
their quiet moments together. It is mostly all cash of course. Sometimes the bribery is blatantly obvious, because of the
other crimes that lawyers and judges commit in broad daylight together. In the courtrooms you can see the judges being extremely
friendly to their rich lawyer friends who pay big bribes.
As an average person, there's no real way to out-bribe a
big corporation, regardless of what your lawyer promised you. That's why the big companies win so often.
judges are very devious, and use all sorts of techniques to prevent a victim from getting justice. Lots of judges issue gag
orders, and bans on freedom of speech, to help prevent other people from finding out what is going on. Judges set up a trial
in all sorts of ways, giving orders that all sorts of evidence be hidden from a jury, for example. The judge may declare,
for example, that the evidence that proves you are innocent or right, will not be allowed at the trial.
are actually very rare in America, unlike what you see in the movies. Most cases are settled through some deal or extortion
or intimidation, before there is an actual trial. If there is a jury trial, they tend to stack the jury with un-educated idiots
who will tend to believe whatever lies they are told by the judge and the government. If you are trying to fight a rich person
in court, the judge might let the fancy lawyers for the rich person say anything they want, while he tells you to shut up
as soon as you start talking. The judges have a thousand ways to rig a legal proceeding, to benefit rich people or the government.
It's no wonder so many innocent people go to prison. With the fundamental brutality and harshness of life in America,
American citizens are confused and fearful, and gullible to propaganda. So, a jury in a courtroom, these people who tend to
be poorly educated, will tend to go along with any lies presented by government prosecutors. In this environment of fear,
the feeling of safety for the jury, comes from following the "strong" government in sending various "suspected criminals"
Yes, there are appeals courts, but these are just more judges, who are often friends with the lower court
judge who originally sold you out. The appeals judges tend to go along with the lower court judge, unless you have suddenly
acquired some politically powerful backing on your side.
Americans love to talk about "taking it all the way to the
Supreme Court!", but this is a nearly empty hope. The U.S. Supreme Court simply refuses to consider most cases that are presented
If you are a little helpless nobody, the appeals judges often barely reply to you, and sometimes don't reply
at all. Sometimes people have been strapped to a table and given the lethal poison and put to death in America, with the victim's
appeal never even answered by the judges.
What about when people win millions of dollars
in a lawsuit against the big company?
Every now and then, there is worldwide news of how some average
person in America has won a lawsuit for $25 million or some other huge sum of money, from some company or other. What's going
on here - if the American legal system is so crooked, how can people be winning such big money?
Such cases are indeed
real, but they are actually somewhat rare, numerically - rather like winning the lottery - and it's important to see why they
take place, and how they fit into the big pattern. Such cases are typically after someone has been seriously injured or died
due to some defective product or prescription drug or hospital treatment or accident.
These cases have a certain "place"
in the American legal framework, accepted by the judges. They are also very important for maintaining the bribery culture.
A lot of the money won in such cases goes into the lawyer's pockets, and is a major source of bribery money for the judges.
As regards big companies and the judges, such cases are viewed as a kind of "tax" on the big corporations, part of the cost
of doing business in America, part of the price of being able to otherwise make huge profits.
Such cases, as well,
have the same function as in a gambling casino, when the casino proudly announces that one customer has just won a huge jackpot.
The hype about the one jackpot winner, hides the fact that most everyone else is losing money. The person whose husband died
from the defective prescription drug, and won millions of dollars (one-third of that to the lawyer, of course), is the person
who is shoved forward to prove that "the legal system works - it's the greatest legal system in the world!"
handful of such personal-injury cases, are intended to distract the public from all the innocent people sentenced to prison,
from all the families destroyed by bribed judges in divorce cases, and from all the people whose lives are destroyed by big
companies, companies who cheerfully pay bribes to win their routine cases in court.
Big companies know that some big
"injury" cases will be lost, in order to supply money for the lawyers and judges who otherwise take good care of the big company's
interests. When you are making hundreds of millions of dollars, the loss of a few million here and there is just another expense
of business. In the end, the companies just raise their prices to cover the costs of lawyers and lawsuits. The whole world
pays for the millions earned by American lawyers, they are the ultimate parasites.
There are other casualties here,
too. America's health care system has been destroyed from the inside by the legal culture of constant lawsuits against doctors
and hospitals, with huge amounts of money being given to the lawyers in these cases, driving up the cost of medical care and
putting it out of reach of many people. America is the only economically advanced nation without a national health plan, with
tens of millions of Americans having no health coverage. USA lawyers joke openly about how, when the courts make big money
awards to pay a lawyer, the lawyer often gives the judge a bribe by way of gratitude. Some lawyers grow rich, and doctors
are afraid to continue practicing medicine in the US, and many Americans die from lack of health care.
But while America's
lawyers will very casually file legal charges against doctors, hospitals, or ordinary people, for any flimsy reason, to try
and squeeze some money from the situation, they are extremely afraid to take any legal action against another lawyer or judge
engaged in misconduct. That's where fear takes over, and lawyers are suddenly too timid to file any lawsuits.
The Hollywood image, versus the grim reality
Once you have digested the fact that America has
the world's largest prison gulag, another major thing to digest is the USA government, and much of America, is primarily a
sales organization, whose chief tool is hype and propaganda and outright lies. America is a culture built on sales and advertising;
it focuses on portraying an image, not the reality beneath it.
This is why America was so casual about inventing and
selling the lies about "weapons of mass destruction" to help start the Iraq invasion. It was just a question of whatever lies
needed to be told, in order to sell the product; there was no concern about afterwards, when the lies were exposed. America
just figures it can later send out more salespeople with more lies, in an endless cycle. Tomorrow is just another day, when
America will try to sell another product, the "war on terror", the "spread of freedom", or whatever.
The selling never
stops, in Washington or Hollywood. America sells political lies like Hollywood sells movies. When the USA President talks
about "advancing the cause of freedom", he basically means freedom for big corporations to do business. He's not really talking
about actual personal freedom for real people. But he grins when he talks about "freedom" because it's a good word of salesmanship,
people hear him and some of them can be duped into believing that America cares about personal or political freedom.
movies and American television are a major element of political myth-making. Around the world, people derive an image of America,
and its legal system, from these fictional creations on film. America's propaganda about having "the greatest legal system
in the world" is one of those phony stories that Hollywood is helping to sell.
It is also a myth sustained by the
few trials about which there is a lot of publicity, like with the celebrity trials of Martha Stewart or Michael Jackson. Judges
behave very differently when the cameras are rolling, or the media is reporting everything that goes on, and millions of dollars
are being spent on lawyers. But in the 98 percent of court activity that does not have big media coverage, the judges of America
provide a bizarre sideshow of horror.
In the Hollywood version, the judges in American courts are like kind uncles,
smiling and being wise and calmly dispensing justice. But in reality, American judges sometimes scream at people like disturbed
perverts, and show off their bribed corruption right there in the courtroom. Sometimes judges engage in flagrant extortion,
where you have to agree to pay money to the judge's lawyer friends as the price to stay out of jail. It is really that bad.
You can find no end of documented horror about American judges behaving like criminal lunatics, and it is getting worse all
In the Hollywood version, there are brave lawyers who will fight for your rights, to win justice for you
in the American courts. In reality, you can't find an American lawyer brave enough to fight judicial corruption, even if you
are innocent and the judge's friends have threatened to murder you, or to send you to jail for the rest of your life. The
lawyers who used to be brave, were destroyed or intimidated, and nearly all American lawyers now submit themselves to the
culture of corruption and bribery, and betraying and abandoning the people who need legal help.
In the sad reality,
American lawyers line up by the dozen to help the government or the big corporations, and regularly betray the average person,
even if they are supposedly representing you. Even the lawyers who don't want to be wicked themselves, are too timid to really
fight the system. At a certain point, nearly all American lawyers will hold back and abandon their clients, because they are
trying to survive themselves and avoid revenge by the judges.
In the Hollywood version, the average person is also
helped by the "brave investigative reporter" at some newspaper or television station, who shows great courage in exposing
the truth, and bringing powerful wrongdoing to face justice. However, the brave "investigative reporter" in America is now
as fictional and non-existent as the "brave lawyer" who will fight for your rights. This is especially true on any topic pertaining
to corruption by judges and lawyers.
In America today, reporters are little timid people who are afraid of getting
fired, and who almost never write a story on government corruption, unless some other part of the government is officially
investigating or prosecuting. That goes triple when judges or lawyers are involved. The owners of the newspapers and television
stations are afraid of revenge by the judges if they have to go to court, and the nervous little reporters who work for them
understand the rules of the game.
If you look closely at a modern newspaper or news magazine in the USA, you will
see how almost all stories originate with the government itself. When the media "investigates", they are usually just adding
more details on a situation already being targeted by the government. Every news media and television station in America is
swamped with people begging them to report on stories, that they totally refuse to cover. The reporters are too scared, and
they know the stories wouldn't get printed or broadcast even if they were written.
America is the land of fear, as
regards the legal system and the culture of corruption. Everyone involved with the USA legal system is afraid, very afraid,
of stepping on the wrong toes. Even American judges themselves get driven out of office, if they don't participate in the
No recourse against crime and fraud by judges and lawyers in America
In reality, there is almost nothing you can do against misconduct, and even open felony crime, committed against you
by American judges and lawyers. All of the official complaint procedures you find on the internet, or at the courthouse or
in the law books, turn out to be a joke, a farce and a fraud.
Complaints about lawyers in America, usually go to the
"Bar", which is itself run by the judges who are involved in bribery with the lawyers. And complaints about judges go to other
judges, their friends.
Nearly all the complaints about lawyers and judges - tens of thousands of them - are kept secret.
Nearly all are dismissed or ignored. They are generally only used if the judges or politicians want to specially destroy someone
- some radical minority lawyer, someone who is not playing the bribery game, somebody who has dared to expose wrongdoing.
Otherwise, even criminal acts by lawyers and judges get a smiling cover-up.
You will almost certainly not find any
lawyers to help you sue another lawyer for wrongdoing. They are too scared of revenge by the judges. Even the lawyers who
are broke and unemployed and desperate for work, are too scared to sue another lawyer. (Special caution: Lawyers may make
false promises to you about suing another lawyer, cash your checks and steal your money, and then refuse to help you. And
then you will have another lawyer who wronged you.)
The police and FBI almost certainly will not help you, either.
They all know the bribery game, and they rely on the same crooked judges to help send innocent people to prison after they
have been arrested. The more crooked the judge, the more eager the judge will be, to help the police or FBI do a dirty deal
and convict an innocent person.
And, of course, the newspapers and television and media won't help you. They hear
stories like yours all the time. If they publish or broadcast your story, then they will have problems the next time they
get sued in court. Or they might find themselves arrested on false charges, and end up in an even worse situation than you.
The newspapers are so tied into the establishment of judges and lawyers, that the newspapers sometimes help the judges
and lawyers to commit their crimes, and to unfairly smear and attack their victims. The big media newspapers have even helped
to plant false "evidence" in court cases, and help the legal establishment to destroy innocent people. But even if not harming
you, the USA media is afraid to help you, afraid of revenge if they expose judicial corruption.
These fears are just
as big, if not bigger, with America's radical and alternative media, and bloggers and internet sites. Such people will criticize
American foreign policy and so on, but everybody is scared of talking about specific cases of corruption by lawyers and judges.
The independent media has even more reason to be afraid, because they are even more vulnerable if the lawyers start to file
false charges against them in the courts.
Of course, America's politicians will not help you, either. Many politicians
are themselves lawyers, very used to the whole game of bribery with judges and other lawyers. The politicians accept the crooked
courts as the way that America is run, and as helping the two big parties to monopolize the political scene and prevent alternative
America's two big political parties, the Democrats and Republicans, can be seen as another phony
game like America's courts. The two parties actually get their hundreds of millions of dollars in money from the same people
at the same big corporations who own the rest of America. These two American parties pretend to argue with each other over
emotional issues like gun control and abortion rights, but in the end both of these parties serve the big corporations. Half
of Americans are still fooled into thinking that these parties represent them, the other half sense it is phony but feel helpless
and don't know what to do. This is why people don't vote very much in America; they feel it is hopeless and useless.
can also forget about America's human rights and civil liberties groups, even though it looks, at first, like there are many
such groups on the internet. Many such groups are just money-raising groups which don't help victims, or are tied to the two
main political parties or some narrow agenda. They are all scared of the legal system, too, and there is no one with any significant
funding or money, who is out there helping the victims of legal corruption. They can't find lawyers to help them, either.
There are some overwhelmed and struggling projects here and there, doing worthy work for a few of the innocent people in prison,
but they function in an environment of timidity and fear, and without the resources or clout or media access to expose or
change what is happening.
It's getting worse and worse in America all the time. As the judges and lawyers can get
away with committing crimes, they are getting more open and blatant, committing felony crimes in broad daylight, because they
know no one will stop them or bring them to account.
It is also important to know, that once you have started complaining
about, or exposing, judicial and legal corruption in America, you become a kind of outlaw there. You are in a very dangerous
situation, and you are considered fair game to be either arrested and jailed on false charges, or to be totally robbed and
betrayed by America's lawyers. Once you have spoken out about legal corruption, you may find that no other lawyer will then
help you for any reason, even if it is un-related to your complaint about judicial wrongdoing. You may be trapped in a nightmare
from which there is no escape unless you can leave America altogether.
Dealing with American
lawyers, if you have no other choice
Perhaps the statistical chance of getting arrested in America
as an innocent person, and then being sent to prison or put to death, is relatively small. But think of how you will feel
if you end up as one of those 2 million American prisoners, including 50,000 foreign citizens. Or perhaps even one of those
several thousand people on Death Row, waiting for the lethal poison to be injected into your arm.
now, is probably similar to visiting or doing business in 1936 with Hitler's Reich, or Mussolini's fascist empire. If you
did such a thing in 1936, you might have visited and had a wonderful time, maybe even have done some business with companies
in those countries. You might have seen some beautiful sights, and met some very friendly individual people, perhaps drunk
a beer or two, or a nice glass of wine, maybe attended the 1936 Olympics. Very likely, you wouldn't have seen any concentration
camps, in the places where you travelled. You might have had a very pleasant trip.
But nonetheless, you were in a
dangerous place, where horrible things were going on. That's true of the United States of America today, the land of 2 million
prisoners in a giant gulag.
With America's corrupt legal system, it's certainly not the wisest place to keep money
or assets, which can be easily grabbed by American lawyers in legal proceedings. Many smart Americans have opened overseas
bank accounts, and it is wise to not keep too much money where American lawyers can seize it. There is no bigger group of
thieves in the world, than American lawyers.
If you are in a lawsuit situation in America, get all your money out
of the country, fast, before the USA lawyers can put any kind of hold or freeze on it. But you shouldn't keep substantial
assets in the USA in the first place. Sell any USA real estate and rent instead, get that money out where it is safe.
don't ever expect any justice from American courts. Expect the judges and both sides of lawyers to tilt toward the government,
or toward the big company that can pay bribes on a regular basis. All that most people get out of American courts, is grief,
and lawyers stealing their money. Best not to approach American courts unless absolutely necessary.
Despite the commonplace
fraud and dishonesty of American lawyers, it's still important to have one if you must be in an American court. The reason
is that American judges absolutely hate people who come to court without lawyers, especially if they have any money at all.
The judge takes it as a personal insult if you are not giving some money to one of his lawyer friends, and will tend to take
revenge on you unless you hire a lawyer, even a very stupid one, to stand by your side.
What American lawyers love
to do, is to steal all your money, tell you a bunch of false promises and lies, and then do nothing for you, while they sell
you out to the other side. That is a perfect scenario for an American lawyer. A lawyer's goal is to squeeze as much money
from you, while at the same time doing as little as possible to rock the judge's political boat. Some lawyers even make money
by the "research and review" scam, where they don't even agree to represent you, but just steal your money to "research" your
Accept in advance that an American lawyer will rob you and betray you, and everything will go more smoothly
if you quietly understand this. Never actually trust an American lawyer, but don't let on that you know he's a crook.
tell the lawyer how much money you really have, he will try to get all of it. Try to pay a lawyer very slowly, in small chunks,
that will keep him more interested, and prevent some of the bigger robberies and betrayals, and will leave you some money
to try another lawyer if things get too awful.
Remember, once you give a USA lawyer any money, it's almost impossible
to get it back. Lawyers will almost never sue another lawyer, and if you go to court, the judge will almost certainly protect
the lawyer who defrauded you (and get a share of the money, of course).
Lawyers and judges in America like people
to appear to be submissive and stupid and easily manipulated. They like to feel superior to you. By letting them think that
you are weak and falling for their lies, you may give yourself some breathing room. This tactic has even enabled some people
to stay alive and not get murdered, and to escape from America back to safety.
It is just getting worse and worse in America's legal system. For some years now,
the USA judges and lawyers have gotten used to denying people justice, to the great flow of bribery money, and even to committing
felony crimes in broad daylight and getting away with it. It just keeps on escalating. Though a social explosion is lurking
beneath the surface - with judges starting to get murdered, and people lighting courthouses ablaze - the people who run America
are letting the current system chug along as it is, justice be damned, and to hell with the people who seem to have no way
to fight back.
It can't go on like this forever, but it may get a lot worse first, despite the fair internet visibility
on documented American legal corruption. One should note a brave and promising grass-roots attempt at judicial reform in the
USA called (Jail 4 Judges - www.jail4judges.org), which attempts to place onto American ballots, a referendum
for a new procedure to give citizens a real right of redress against corrupt judges. It is a wonderful and beautiful idea
that deserves success, and will help transform America if it moves forward.
Regrettably, though, for all the usual
reasons of fear, there is no one with any big money or media clout, yet making a foray against the real-life nightmare of
America's courts and prisons. It remains a taboo subject for the American media, and the media silence feeds and encourages
the whole machine of bribery and repression.
Perhaps, though, it will not be until after America has had a major economic
or social cataclysm, that the big American machine of legal corruption finally comes to be reformed.
speaking, it's astonishing how disgraceful American lawyers have become - they are now both the mafia and the gestapo of American
life. America's lawyers, as a whole, have had little to say about America’s recent international crimes of prisoner
abuse, and violation of international human rights agreements. American lawyers, as always nowadays, are "playing the game"
with America's government and its judges.
America, indeed, does not have the rule of law at all. Instead, it is just
the rule of lawyers, lawyers who crave money and power. And, in America, it can be jail or worse for anyone who tries to fight
The reality of the United States of America is that Americans, despite their overall wealth as a nation,
are now a people living in a society of great fear. Their fears are complicated, and many Americans cannot even put their
fears into words. They are afraid of lawyers and the prison system, afraid of losing their jobs in a brutal society with no
social safety net, afraid of needing health care in a disastrous system with no health plan. And Americans are afraid of what
will happen if they try to question the system and the way things work. They often feel helpless and powerless against the
great forces dominating their country.
American citizens are confused and fearful, and gullible to propaganda. Because
Americans have difficulty in sorting out their many fears, they have become ripe candidates for racial and religious hatreds,
and for following their government into war. The issues of "terrorism" and war distract the emotions of Americans from the
terrible problems in their own society at home. The foreign "enemy" gives Americans a face on which to project their fear
and their anger. The result is the horrifying misconduct of some Americans in these wars; while back inside the USA, there
is increasing corruption and repression in the legal system.
Americans desperately would like to believe that they
still live in a "free" country, as it is so horrifying to them to face the ugly truth, that their freedom is already largely
lost. Americans can imagine they are "free" because they can still choose among different products to buy, or quit their job,
or buy a gun at the store. And the Americans most likely to imagine they are still "free" are the ones who have not yet been
trapped in the halls of America’s legal system. They have not yet seen the lawyers and judges who smirk and laugh as
they deny victims the most basic human rights.
The truth is that, inside America, a nightmare has begun. The lawyers
and judges and courts, "playing the game", regularly trample upon the freedoms that Americans thought they had. It is people
like myself, escaped from the USA, living in kinder and gentler places, who are now the lucky ones.
No one should
ever again be fooled by USA propaganda about being the "land of freedom". Those who are thinking of travelling to, visiting,
or working in America, should think again. It might not be worth the risk of being in a country that has one of the most crooked
legal systems in the world.
For a deeper and more thorough analysis of the USA legal system,
see the online FAQ on American Judicial and Legal Corruption.
© Copyright Les Sachs, Banned in America