Friday, May 18, 2007

How to Execute the Innocent in New Jersey.

May 18, 2007 at 1:44 P.M. a new virus has struck my computer. I am running a scan. I will do my best to keep writing. This means typos and other defacements are to be expected.

Tina Kelley, "DNA in Murders Frees Inmate After 19 Years," in The New York Times, May 16, 2007, at p. B1.
Tina Kelley, "East Orange: Ex-Clerk is Sentenced," in The New York Times, May 17, 2007, at p. B4.

"ELIZABETH, N.J., May 15 -- A man who served 19 years in prison for the sadistic murders of his companion's two children walked out of the Union County Courthouse flanked by his family members after a judge vacated his convictions on Tuesday."

"Prosecutors contended that DNA evidence in the case would probably change the mind of the jury that convicted the man, Byron Halsey, 46. [Halsey is African-American.] They also said that the DNA evidence pointed instead to Cliff Hall, a neighbor who testified against Mr. Halsey at his 1988 trial and who is currently in prison for three sexual assaults."

Prosecutors are reluctant to allow even the innocent to walk away from legal proceedings -- unless the accused is a member of New Jersey's political caudillo -- so that charges have not been dismissed in their entirety. Mr. Halsey is not (yet) out of the woods. However, he is reluctant to speak freely or express his emotions in a society whose foundational documents guarantee his right to do both. After all, he may be framed for something else. I know how he feels. Hey, are they keeping you and Diana busy, Terry? A lot of torture work these days? How are things in Ridgewood, New Jersey? Did you interrogate this victim of New Jersey legal incompetence and racism, Terry? Did you subject him to hypnosis, then steal his money as "therapy"?

"Asked about his emotional state, he smiled and said, 'I don't want to get into more trouble.' He added, 'What was done to me was criminal at best.' ..."

I agree with that observation. It was criminal all right. In New Jersey, the real criminals engage in framing defendants or hampering litigants in civil ethics litigation -- by making use of Stalin-like psychological pressures or torture techniques -- and these criminals, very often, happen to be prosecutors or judges, or other government officials.

I suspect that some prominent New Jersey attorneys may be involved in hacks against my computer and in all the troubles I experienced at "The Philosophy Cafe" at MSN. These are people entrusted with protecting Constitutional rights.

"... Mr. Halsey signed a confession after 30 hours of interrogation, [interrogators probably made use of torture techniques developed by 'behavioral scientists,'] Mr. Scheck said. Mr. Halsey's lawyers said he had a sixth-grade education and severe learning disabilities."

"Barry Scheck, co-director of the Innocence Project, the Manhattan legal clinic that revived the case, said: 'It's a miracle that Byron is here with us, because if ever there was a risk of executing an innocent man, it was this case. [This is] because the facts of the case were so horrible."

Reliance on flawed human determinations in making death penalty decisions in a society still burdened with vicious racism and gross disparities of opportunity in education as well as denials of access to legal representation guarantees that such horrible tragedies will continue to occur. At least 50% of New Jersey Superior Court judges, in my opnion, are racists or close to it. Most court psychobabblers are vicious racists.

Who will give this man his life back? If Mumia Abu Jamal is freed, then what will society do about restoring what has been taken from Mumia, or about the lingering effects of his torments? "Let's pretend that nothing happened."

Anyone who believes that, in New Jersey, race is irrelevant to these facts is not living in the real world. Anyone who believes that the incompetence and corruption detailed in more than a hundred essays and articles that I alone have written (against a barrage of computer attacks, including those experienced today) is insignificant in assessing these unfortunate incidents is deluded.

New Jersey is America's legal cesspool. New Jersey is a toilet of corruption and criminality in high places that needs to be cleaned out. At the bottom of that toilet, we will find torturers like Terry Tuchin and Diana Lisa Riccioli, or New Jersey's Agency of Torture (OAE).

State Supreme Court justices will be posing for portraits again this year. Perhaps this conviction of an innocent man (one of many victims of the legal system, which includes women framed or abused, even raped, every day) is a truer depiction of what they have become than their official portraits bearing their gleaming smiles and oily insincerity.

"A former clerk at the State Motor Vehicle Commission office in East Orange has been sentenced to five years in state prison for selling drivers' licenses to unauthorized people, Attorney General Stuart Rabner announced yesterday."

It is possible that this convicted official got greedy and refused to "kick upstairs" a portion of the loot that he was collecting -- which is how many of his predecessors managed to avoid being captured or prosecuted in the past -- "allegedly." It isn't enough to go after token "small fry" in the most corrupt and feces-stained legal system in the nation, Stuart. ("Stuart Rabner and Conduct Unbecoming to the Judiciary in New Jersey.")

Typically, friends or business buddies of people in New Jersey government were said to "make the approach" -- that is, to deliver cash, usually in a lunch bag -- without uttering a word that might be captured on tape. Rumors suggest the same methods are highly effective with judges "connected" to the big political machines. Right, Jaynee? ("Organized crime group in New Jersey's state police.")

Isn't that unethical? No, wait ... those are the people deciding on the ethics of others. Makes a lot of sense to have such people judge YOUR ethics. Ethics? In New Jersey? Forget about it. ("New Jersey's Office of Attorney Ethics.")

"The clerk, Lawrence McCross, 29, of East Orange, pleaded guilty last June to conspiring to commit official misconduct. He admitted to issuing about 25 licenses to people who did not present any of the required identification documents, for the average fee of $2,500."

The best way of being found "unethical" in the Garden State is by refusing to play these games or to genuflect to powerful "bosses." Be prepared for behind-the-back smear attacks if you challenge the system. Be ready to have your writings destroyed before your eyes with impunity, to be threatened and insulted or abused, under hypnosis or some other impaired state, to be questioned in violation of your most fundamental human rights by persons who will then comment on your ethics. These human monsters tend to diminish substantially when they are required to step out from behind one's back.

The price has gone up some for drivers' licenses. Otherwise, it is business as usual in New Jersey. Birth certificates $3,000; death certificates are about the same, right boys?

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