Illegal aliens and his or her lawyers have a better understanding of how best to hold a public servant accountable to the Constitution, the Oath of Office, and the Rule of Law, than far too many U.S. born descendants of slavery who typically give Carpet-bagging Sleazy Elected Officials a Free Pass to be Re-elected!
"He (Roderick Wright) won a second term in November, collecting nearly 77% of the vote, against a little-known, poorly financed Republican candidate in the strongly Democratic district."
60 Minutes, Sunday, March 24, 2013, “Blindsided: The exoneration of Brian Banks”. The woman, Wanetta Gibson, who made the false claim of rape against Brian Banks is black. “As his day in court approached, Brian says that his lawyer feared that he wouldn’t get a fair trial, based on his age, size & race. So she, an African-American herself, convinced Brian to plead no contest to a crime he insisted he didn’t commit.” -Attorney Elizabeth Harris should be barred from practicing law.
"The problem with MASS-INCARCERATION is not the USA JUST_US system…
The problem is with Black people; as the old saying goes, ignorance of the law is no excuse…
When you nine (9) out of ten (10) Blacks taking plea deals, and pleading guilty because of their ignorance, then there is nothing you can do about that…
You go to any city in America, and Black folks will tell you, you better take that deal, these white folks don’t play here…and this is all too common among Blacks…
1) Never give up your right to “REMAIN SILENT”…
2) Never give up your right to a “SPEEDY TRIAL”…
These are the most common rights we give up as a whole…I have been charged with every crime under the SUN, just for being Black…held in jail with a high bond for months waiting to go to trial…put in cells with thugs, and had to fight daily, because the people think that I will plea guilty to their erroneous charges…
NEVER, to strong for that, my mind is not week…
You have Black court appointed attorneys convincing their clients to plea guilty, instead of the attorney doing their job to investigate a case; I guess it is a lot easier to get $30,000.00 to convince your own race to plea guilty, then to have to work for the money and help convince a jury they are not guilty…
There is nothing your “NOT the Black people’s President” can do for you…it is like education, it must start in the home…but for some reason, families are first one’s to convince you to take the deal" -PB Short.
There is one positive solution, and that is using the influence necessary to insure that any inept court appointed attorney or otherwise, especially a court appointed Black attorney who has a history of recommending his or her client and/or to any judge of the court that his or her Black and truly innocent client "plead no contest/guilty" be fired on the spot, or barred from ever practicing law again.
“This is why it is so important the our elected black leaders, civil lawyers, organizations, etc., etc., are competent, to hold any jurisdiction financially liable through filing civil claims based upon actual facts, Constitutional violations”
"The Constitution was written by SLAVEHOLDERS. Africans weren't on their minds when it was written. All my days on this planet, I have never been referred to as an American. I hear MINORITY (lesser than) all the time, and behind closed doors, I imagine it gets worse than that. When the African goes wrong, it's not the AFRICAN who handles the situation, It's the CAUCASIAN. Had we all been born in Japan or China, would we be calling ourselves African-Japanese or African-Chinese? If we did, how dumb would we be and how dumb would we appear?? Just asking!! by Norland
There are misguided U.S. born descendants of Slavery who believe and even state that U.S. born Black men and women do not have any rights in the U.S., using the Dread Scott decision of 1865, and/or following the lead of dysfunctional university educated individuals who believe the same in the year 2013 to support his or her argument.
“Women shot during Dorner manhunt to receive $4.2 million from L.A., Los Angeles Times carriers Margie Carranza, 47 and her mother, Emma Hernandez, 71, were hurt when their truck came under fire from LAPD officers in Torrance on Feb. 7.” by Andrew Blankstein, Kate Mather and Kurt Streeter, Los Angeles Times, 11:20 PM PDT, April 23, 2013
The mother and daughter newspaper carriers injured when police mistakenly fired on them during the February manhunt for ex-cop Christopher Dorner would receive $4.2 million under a settlement announced by city officials.
The settlement was remarkably speedy compared with other LAPD civil lawsuits, which have taken years to be resolved. City Atty. Carmen Trutanich was blunt Tuesday in saying the city wanted to get the case, which has been a sore spot for the Police Department, behind it as quickly as possible.
"Hopefully this will put an end to the Dorner saga once and for all," Trutanich said. The agreement, he said, was a "no-brainer because the costs were going to skyrocket" if negotiations had dragged on and ended up in court.
"We got out of this thing pretty cheaply, all things considered," he said.
The LAPD has from the beginning described the incident as a tragic mistake by officers. Chief Charlie Beck met with the women a few days after the shooting to personally apologize and launched an investigation into the officers' conduct, which is still ongoing. As of Tuesday, the eight officers involved remain off patrol duties.
Margie Carranza, 47, and her mother, Emma Hernandez, 71, were hurt when a Toyota truck they were driving on a Torrance street was repeatedly fired upon by Los Angeles Police Department officers in the early morning hours of Feb. 7.
The women, who were delivering the Los Angeles Times in a quiet suburban neighborhood, had unknowingly driven down a street that included the heavily guarded home of an LAPD captain named by Dorner in an online manifesto listing his grievances against law enforcement. Carranza sustained superficial wounds while her mother was struck twice in the back, their lawyers say. Both have recovered.
The $4.2-million payout raised eyebrows, with some legal experts saying it was unusually high for a case involving a police shooting that didn't cause debilitating injuries.
"It is fair, but high," said Los Angeles civil rights attorney Carl Douglas.
David Klinger, a use-of-force expert at the University of Missouri at St. Louis and a former LAPD officer, noted that neither victim faced long-term physical problems as a result of the incident. "A payout of this magnitude typically comes in cases with crippling injuries and deaths," he said.
At a news conference Tuesday near City Hall, lawyers for both sides portrayed the settlement as a reasonable compromise.
"I have a 71-year-old client. You think she wants to wait five to 10 years for a maybe or a could be, or risk the appellate court reversing it for one reason or another due to some instructional error? $4.2 million means a lot more to her today than potentially $7 million 10 years down the road," said Glen Jonas, the women's lawyer.
The settlement must now be approved by the City Council, which typically OKs such payouts. Council approval would end a public dispute between the mother and daughter's lawyers and the city, wrangling highlighted most recently over a disagreement over how best to replace the damaged truck.
Since the women have declined to speak publicly, and police have provided only brief descriptions, details on the shooting remain sketchy. But this much is known: In an Irvine parking lot on Feb. 3, Dorner had allegedly shot to death the daughter of a former LAPD captain listed in the manifesto, as well as her fiance. Days later, as LAPD officers stood watch over the captain's house in Torrance, an alert went out that a truck matching Dorner's was seen in the area. Hours before, Dorner had allegedly shot at four police officers in the Riverside area, killing one.
About 5 a.m. Feb. 7, the mother and daughter's blue Toyota rolled slowly down Redbeam Avenue in Torrance. Carranza was at the wheel, her window rolled down as she tossed newspapers toward homes. Her mother was seated behind her, rolling the papers up. The mayhem began when police stationed on the block somehow mistook the Toyota for a gray Nissan Titan that Dorner was said to be driving.
Jonas has described his clients as receiving "no commands, no instructions and no opportunity for surrender" as they went down the street. He has also said the truck's headlights and hazard lights were on, contrary to early reports. When police opened fire, he said, the truck's cabin became a storm of bullets, shattered glass and plastic.
"Margie is screaming 'we are being shot at, we are being shot at!' " Jonas said. "Then she screamed out, 'I am just the newspaper woman, I am the newspaper woman!' "
When the shooting stopped, the street looked like something out of a war zone. The bullet-riddled truck was stopped in the middle of the street, facing north, having lurched a few doors past the captain's residence. Nearby homes, trees and vehicles were pockmarked by scores of bullet holes.
Nobody living in the neighborhood was injured; most residents were in their beds and asleep when the shooting began.
The women — who live in a cramped South Bay apartment with Carranza's teenage son — avoided being killed, but Hernandez appears especially lucky. A bullet pierced her upper back and exited her chest, barely missing her heart, Jonas said. Another hit her in the lower back but bounced off. Carranza suffered less serious wounds, escaping the mayhem with cuts on both hands.
Not long after the shooting, Beck called it a "tragic misinterpretation" by officers working under "incredible tension." The Police Department pledged to replace the truck, but the offer became bogged down in a public spat when the truck wasn't speedily delivered. When the women were finally offered a replacement truck, it wasn't just a different model, it was a vehicle the women would have to pay taxes on. The battle over the truck ended recently when the city agreed to give the women $40,000 to replace it.
Lawyers involved in the settlement said they were eager to put the shooting, and memories of Christopher Dorner, in the past. Days after the Torrance incident Dorner's charred remains were found in a Big Bear-area cabin after a shootout with police.
City officials continue to grapple over the payout of a $1-million reward offered during the manhunt. Several people have claimed the reward. The LAPD announced that a three-judge panel will determine who gets it.
There's also the matter of the second police shooting — by Torrance officers — that occurred on the morning of Feb. 7. They also mistakenly believed they'd come upon Dorner in a truck. That vehicle's driver, David Perdue, was not seriously hurt. His lawyer, Todd Thibodo, said Tuesday that mediation talks for a payout from Torrance are set to begin in June.
Copyright © 2013, Los Angeles Times
“State Sen. Roderick Wright to stand trial in July” by Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times, April 23, 2013
Nearly three years after he was indicted on voter fraud and perjury charges, state Sen. Roderick Wright (D-Inglewood) is scheduled to stand trial starting July 15.
The date was set this week by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Kathleen Kennedy, who also presided over the public corruption trial of former Bell elected officials earlier this year.
Wright, who previously served in the state Assembly and was elected last fall to a second term in the Senate, was indicted by a county grand jury on eight felony counts in September 2010.
Prosecutors allege that Wright lied about his residence when he first ran for the Legislature’s upper house in 2007, when he reported he had moved to an Inglewood apartment complex he owned inside what was then the 25th District. State legislators are required to live in the districts they represent.
Based on evidence found at the Inglewood site and a home outside the district, which prosecutors allege was his real residence, a criminal grand jury handed down the indictment, which also included five counts of fraudulent voting.
Wright and his attorneys have said he is innocent of all the charges and predicted he will be exonerated at trial.
His attorneys appealed the case and initially persuaded Kennedy to drop two of the counts, but those charges later were reinstated by a higher court. Since then, the case has wound through several pretrial conferences as the judge and one of the attorneys worked to resolve scheduling conflicts.
The pending criminal case seemed to have little effect on Wright’s election prospects. He won a second term in November, collecting nearly 77% of the vote, against a little-known, poorly financed Republican candidate in the strongly Democratic district.
It remains unclear whether Wright could continue to hold his seat in the Legislature if he were to be convicted. The county district attorney’s office said he could face up to eight years and four months in state prison.
Copyright © 2013, Los Angeles Times
THE JOB OF A CONGRESSMAN
“There are cases where an individual has been wrongfully treated by his government and about the only way, unless the individual resorts to court, and even in some cases the courts are not able to give proper relief, the only area or avenue open to the individual is through his representative. When you find a bona fide error has been made, I suggest that you make a maximum effort to remedy it. This I feel is a vital and important function of those of us in the House of Representatives”.
Authors: Donald G. Tacheron and Morris Udall, from the book entitled, “The Job of the Congressman”, pages 65 and 66.
(The above excerpt “The Job of the Congressman” holds true for all elected office officials)
Article VI, USC: This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding. “……Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and Members of several State legislatures (all elected officials), and all executive and judicial Officers of the United States and of the several states, Shall be bound by oath of affirmation, to support this Constitution.
14th Amendment, USC, Section 1: “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” 14th Amendment, USC, Section 4: “……But neither the United States public debt of the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave: but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.”
Oath of Office,: "I, (President, Supreme Court Justice, Congressperson, Assemblyman, Mayor, City Councilperson, Judge, ), during such times as I hold the office, I, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States (the Constitution of the State of California, Maryland, Illinois, etc., etc.), against all enemies foreign (terrorist enemies of the U.S., illegal immigrants, un-American or un-Constitutional anything and everything, etc.) and domestic (treasonous individuals or organizations, any Police Chief who condones this and the Police Chief's rogue police officers, unethical or criminal elected officials or public servants, illegal aliens or his or her advocates, un-American anything and everything), and that I will bear true faith and allegiance, to the Constitution of the United States , (State Constitution), and that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties upon which I am about to enter."
U.S. Senate and Congressional Oath of Office: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God."