Thursday, March 3, 2011

11-03-03 Wisconsin Capitol effectively locked down // Wisconsin Capitolio efectivamente bloqueado // 威斯康星州的国会有效地锁定

Wisconsin Legislators Move Desks Out of Capitol Locked Down By Governor

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is so determined to shut down debate on his proposal to strip collective bargaining rights from state, county and municipal employees and teachers that he has effectively locked down the state Capitol.

A judge has ordered the governor and his aides to open the Capitol.

Obviously shaken by the popular rejection of his proposal—which has sparked protests across the state, including one that drew more than 100,000 people to Madison last Saturday—the governor and his aides have failed to comply with the order. Instead, they have restricted access so severely that, in the words of former Wisconsin Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager, they make a mockery of the state’s tradition of open and accessible government.

“Opening the Capitol to the public does not mean letting one person in every three hours, as then restricting the movements of that one person once she is inside,” explains Lautenschlager. “The governor and his aides are not respecting the judge’s order; they are in contempt of it.”

As Lautenschlager and her legal team attempt to open the Capitol, some legislators have grown so frustrated with the governor’s lawlessness that they have moved their desks out of the building in order to be accessible to their constituents.

On Wednesday, a number of Democrats state Assembly members began meeting with the people they represent along the outside wall of the Capitol, beneath a banner that read: “Assembly Democrats Are Open for Business.”

“We are out here because our governor and the Department of Administration are ignoring a judge’s court order,” said Assembly minority leader Peter Barca, who was joined by state representatives Fred Clark, Nick Milroy and Cory Mason.
With them was former US Representative Dave Obey, a Democrat who began his political career as an Assembly member.

Obey said that, on Wednesday, he was denied entry to the Capitol for the first time in his five decades of public service and active citizenship.

“I think the governor is a political bully and a political thug,” Obey said, who urged the governor to stop locking citizens—and in some cases legislators—out of the building and begin negotiating with the fourteen Democratic senators who fled to Illinois when it became evident that the governor and his cronies were not going to allow an honest debate on the union-busting bill. 

“I think the governor has needlessly divided the state,” explained Obey. “I can’t think of a bill that will do more to weaken the future of Wisconsin. This is an anti-education, anti-union budget, and people ought to understand that.”

11-03-03 Medical Abuse at Guantanamo // Médica Abuso en Guantánamo // 医疗虐待关塔那摩

KBR's Foreign Contractors at Guantanamo Spared Controversial Anti-Malarial Drug Given to Detainees
Jeffrey Kaye and Jason Leopold, Truthout: "The Defense Department has claimed it took the unprecedented step of forcing all 'war on terror' detainees sent to Guantanamo in 2002 to take a high dosage of a controversial anti-malarial drug known to have severe side effects because the government was concerned the disease could be reintroduced into Cuba by detainees arriving from malaria-endemic countries Afghanistan and Pakistan. But hundreds of contractors who were hired by Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR), the oil services firm formerly headed by Dick Cheney, from malaria-endemic countries such as the Philippines and India and tasked with building Guantanamo's Camp Delta facility in early 2002 did not receive the same type of medical treatment, calling into question the Pentagon's rationale of mass presumptive treatment of detainees with the drug mefloquine, a Truthout investigation has found."
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11-03-03 Judicial and Justice System Corruption in the United States - Lawless America // Judicial y la corrupción del sistema de justicia en los Estados Unidos - América del Lawless // 司法和司法系统在美国腐败 -劳利斯美国

Judicial and Justice System Corruption in the US is getting increasingly noticed by the People, regardless of media self-censorship

The foundations of Fair Hearing and the Rights of the People are undermined. Widespread corruption of the US courts is key to the disintegration of socio-economic development and civil society in the United States under our watch.

Los Angeles, March 3 -  just a few years ago, it was next to impossible to find information regarding judicial corruption in the United States.  Over the past couple of years, the situation has dramatically changed. 

Numerous sites have sprung online, where the People report judicial corruption and call for action. 

The latest effort, by William Windsor, emerged out of his experience in the US Courts, up to the Supreme Court of the United States. [1-7] Windsor reports that his site - - "ranked as the 154,190th most visited website last month", with "1,400 chat comments in two hours last week".

Windsor's efforts now also include a weekly chat line for discussion of corruption in the US courts and government:

The key role of court corruption in the protracted economic/financial crisis is gaining recognition as well. Fraud in foreclosures procedures by large financial institutions has been reported from coast to coast.

11-02-13 Maid of the Mist Corporation et al v William Windsor (1:06-cv-00714) - Evidence of Racketeering in the US District Court, Northern District of Georgia
[2] 11-02-13 Maid Of The Mist Corporation et al v William Windsor (1:06-cv-00714)  in the US District Court, Northern District of Georgia: Court records
[3] 12-12-11 Maid of the Mist Corporation et al v William Windsor (10-10139) in the US Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit: Compiled Records of Appeal s
[4] 11-01-18 Press Release: Windsor v Maid of the Mist in the Supreme Court of the United States and Alleged Corruption of the Office of the Clerk of the Supreme Court of the United States
[5] 11-02-10 Windsor v Maid of the Mist Corporation (10-690 and 10-A690) - Fraud opined in US Supreme Court records, received by Mr Windsor from office of Clerk Suter
[6] 11-01-28 William M. Windsor v. Maid of the Mist Corporation, at al. (10-A690) in the Supreme Court of the United States: a) Suggested request for a valid record of denial, certified by Justice Thomas, and b) Records provided on January 28, 2011 by Mr Windsor s
[7] 11-02-10 Press Release: Fraud Opined in US Supreme Court Records Received by Petitioner William Windsor From the Office of Clerk Suter
Human Rights Alert (NGO)
Human Rights Alert - NGO
Human Rights Alert is dedicated to discovering, archiving, and disseminating evidence of Human Rights violations by the justice systems of the State of California and the United States in Los Angeles County, California, and beyond. Human Rights Alert focuses on the unique role of computerized case management systems in the precipitous deterioration of the integrity of the justice system in the United States.
Locations of visitors to this page
"Innocent people remain in prison"
* "...the LA Superior Court and the DA office, the two other parts of the justice system that the Blue Panel Report recommends must be investigated relative to the integrity of the system, have not produced any response that we know of..."
LAPD Blue Ribbon Review Panel Report (2006)
"...judges tried and sentenced a staggering number of people for crimes they did not commit."
Prof David Burcham, Dean, Loyola Law School, LA (2001)
"This is conduct associated with the most repressive dictators and police states... and judges must share responsibility when innocent people are convicted."    
Prof Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, Irvine Law School (2001)
"...corruption of the courts and the legal profession and discrimination by law enforcement in California."
United Nations Human Rights Council Staff Report (2010)
"On July 26, 2010, Laurence Tribe, Senior Counsel for the United States Department of Justice, Access to Justice Initiative, delivered an important speech to the Conference of Chief Justices, challenging them to halt the disintegration of our state justice systems before they become indistinguishable from courts of third world nations."
Prof Laurence Tribe, Harvard Law School (2010), per National Defender Leadership Institute
"More than 100 law professors have signed on to a letter released today that proposes congressional hearings and legislation aimed at fashioning "mandatory and enforceable" ethics rules for Supreme Court justices for the first time. The effort, coordinated by the liberal Alliance for Justice, was triggered by "recent media reports," the letter said, apparently referring to stories of meetings and other potential conflicts of interest involving Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas among others."
More than 100 law professors, as reported by the Blog of the Legal Times (February 2011)

11-03-03 Welcome France - Last New Visitor! // Bienvenido Francia - Visitante Mas Reciente! // 欢迎法国- 最后的新访问者!

Last New Visitor

Visited March 3, 2011

11-03-03 Unauthorized tracking of individuals by GPS devices // Seguimiento de las personas no autorizadas por los dispositivos GPS // 未经授权的GPS个人跟踪设备


Arab-American Student Sues FBI Over GPS Tracking Device

In a photo he posted online, Yasir Afifi holds the tracking device he found on his car

Yasir Afifi, the 20-year-old Arab-American student who was visited by FBI agents after hefound a secret GPS tracking device on his car, sued Attorney General Eric Holder and FBI Director Robert Mueller this week for allegedly violating his constitutional rights.
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11-02-28 International Opposition to CIA "renditions" - WashPost // Internacional de la oposición a la conducta ilegal por parte de la CIA // 国际反对由美国中央情报局非法行为

African commission asked to take case challenging CIA rendition program

Washington Post Foreign Service
Monday, February 28, 2011; 6:57 PM
NAIROBI - A case filed before an African judicial body could open a new front in efforts by human rights groups to hold the CIA and its partners accountable for what they allege was the torture of innocent victims in secret "black site" prisons around the world.

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