Monday, May 21, 2007

More Corruption and Unethical Conduct Among New Jersey Judges.

Hackers have damaged this text and others which I will attempt to correct over time. June 22, 2007 at 3:10 P.M.

I believe that the true number of visitors to my blogs and to the site where my books are available is not being reported accurately. Numerous copies of my first book have been sold recently, but the listed number of visitors to my page did not change for about week. This is intended to discourage or insult me, possibly, but since new copies are being sold all the time and interest is expressed from many quarters, I am not discouraged.

I have been told that I am "retarded," that my "book is shit," that a woman I love is a "filthy whore" or a "fat pig" by people concerned to "improve" my ethics. You can help to disseminate my work by visiting the Lulu site (a link is provided at the conclusion of this paragraph), so that the failure to record your presence will make it obvious that "something is wrong" in the "cyberstate of Denmark." http://www.lulu.com/content/48831

I have uploaded a second book to lulu http://www.lulu.com/JuanG. Due to spyware and other obstacles, I cannot access my own book as I write these words. I can't purchase a copy of it or even an ISBN number. I cannot know whether the upload was successful. I will revise it again, before making it more widely available. I will also look for an alternative publication site or sites. I will continue to put this work "out there," somehow, doing my best to make it available, through the major distributors. (See "Eduardo Galeano Against Censorship" and "On Sending My Book to a Publisher.")

I cannot be certain whether these continuing difficulties -- hackers, viruses and other obstructions -- will prevent me from posting new essays. I will continue to write them and to struggle to publish them, if necessary from a public computer. If I am unable to write, this will not be voluntary. I will continue to shout and broadcast my protest in some fashion, somehow, somewhere. An Open Letter to the American Medical and Psychiatric Associations and Physicians for Human Rights as well as the American Civil Liberties Union is next.

May 22, 2007 at 11:15 A.M. I am blocking http://view.atdmt.com/AVE/iview/msnnkcoo00300...

"The former fire marshal of Monmouth County was sentenced yesterday to six months in prison and five months of house arrest for having taken a bribe while in office. Under a plea deal in United States District Court, the fire marshal, Patsy R. Townsend, 59, of Neptune admitted in March that he accepted $1,000 from an agent posing as a developer seeking help in obtaining emergency demolition contracts, said the United States Attorney, Christopher J. Christie. Mr. Townsend was also fined $2,000."

John Holl, "Newark: Ex-Fire Marshall Sentenced," The New York Times, August 2, 2006, at p. B6.

Sending someone to prison in New Jersey for taking bribes is like punishing an eskimo for wearing a coat in the wintertime. What do you expect? It is commonly assumed that all major players in the legal system -- probably including the state's tainted Supreme Court justices -- are subject to ... "influence." Sometimes this is a matter of cash payoffs, more often players in the legal system are involved in a game of favors. I do one for you, then you take care of me.

"Patsy," the aptly named and now disgraced official, is "alleged" to have asked: "What did I do wrong? Geez ... I don't know from nothing!" Get this:

"A state trooper was indicted yesterday on charges that he stole drugs that had been seized by the police and sold them."

Evidently, this trooper did not share the loot with New Jersey's Supreme Court justices:

"The trooper, Brian Holmes, 41, of Elizabeth, faces 12 charges, including official misconduct, theft and drug trafficking, prosecutors said."

Yes, he did not share with New Jersey's judges or politicians.

"Trooper Holmes has been suspended without pay since May, 2006, shortly after his partner, Moises Hernandez, pleaded guilty to aiding members of a drug ring. Mr. Hernandez is serving a 24-year prison sentence."

"Elizabeth: Trooper Charged With Stealing Drugs," in The New York Times, June 22, 2007 at p. B6.

The subtle, mostly behind-the-back machinations ("Anonymous" is always busy) concerning cable and telephone company rights as well as the (possibly related) shenanigans over the merger of big power companies -- not to mention (allegedly) judicially "protected" prostitution rings in Atlantic City -- hint at the thirsty evil slithering through the darkened corridors of power in the Garden State. The prize is billions of dollars, this time, so that the crooks are out in force. They've got company. If it weren't for the feds, they'd have it made in Jersey.

Needless to say, it was not state authorities who caught up with Patsy. In fact, New Jersey would probably appoint Patsy to an ethics committee in recognition of his restraint in stealing only a thousand dollars. If he shared his thousand dollars with colleagues, then he'd get a judgeship. Eventually, he might wind up on the New Jersey Supreme Court, posing for his portrait.

The thousand smackers is what he was "caught" stealing, of course, so that Patsy (like any true artist), would not wish to be judged by such a theft. I am sure that he can do better, as it were. No doubt he will. After all, many New Jersey crooks point out, "everybody in New Jersey politics does the same." Perhaps Patsy's mistake was in not taking enough money. After all, $1,000 is not a big enough bribe to become a player among New Jersey's politicos or judges.

The troubled "system" of that pestilent jurisdiction located west of Manhattan -- and far south of any decent morality -- now amounts to an entire culture of corruption and secrecy, where what happens "on the record," in courtrooms or legislative sessions, is a kind of theater to hide what's really going on, which is about taking care of the powerful, even as political leeches abscond with the goodies when no one's looking. In New Jersey, they also abscond with the goodies when people are looking.

In one way or another all of the players in New Jersey's legal and political spoils systems are on the take, or affected by the corruption, with the exception of this new Governor and a few key players in his administration -- maybe a few others -- who are trying to limit corruption at the margins. Some legality is better than none. We must hope that Corzine will not get on the highway again and that he will keep far away from Richard J. Codey.

Some of the most stupid and inept people that I have ever had the misfortune to know were (and no doubt still are) judges and lawyers in New Jersey. Too many were -- and probably still are -- disgusting hypocrites. I plan to devote some posts to describing a few of the morons in black robes in the Garden State, whose names and specific errors I will discuss in detail. I will analyze their "thinking." Some of them are probably behind the efforts to censor these essays now, as I write and post them.

If the New Jersey political machine and so-called "political whores and fat pigs" (one good turn deserves another, in the interests of equity!) plan to censor me, then let's give them something to censor. They already violate the Constitution, so the First Amendment won't mean much to them.

If you or a member of your family have appeared before a so-called judge in New Jersey, there is an excellent chance that the person wearing those robes is much more dishonest and corrupt than you or your family member ever could be. Dishonesty and corruption are qualities sought among New Jersey's "bench warmers." These so-called "judges" (with some exceptions granted) often deserve and receive no respect from the people whose lives are affected or even shattered by their dismally flawed rulings. Don't give them any.

Until crusading reformers are destroyed in the media or otherwise, there may be some action towards halting or limiting the theft and incompetence, nepotism and cronyism, secret torture and cover-ups, that is New Jersey's daily desecration of both the flag and U.S. Constitution.

The Jersey boys can prevent my publication efforts -- by threatening and trying to obstruct web sites with my writings -- on a daily basis, but I will keep writing. I have a feeling that others are interested in what I have to say. (See "Is New Jersey Chief Justice Deborah T. Poritz unethical or only incompetent?" A little of both?)

New Jersey is an embarassment to the nation. The state judiciary is paralyzed or incompetent, subject to control by politics or money, while law is what these men and women in black robes mostly avoid or ignore. I bet Debbie Poritz got a nice dinner on your tab at that "Bally's Hotel and Casino," where she was recently photographed before leaving the bench. Maybe there was a little "Black Jack" afterwards. No wonder my computer is under attack. Debbie's got her pension. However, you may not get yours if you work for New Jersey government.

New Jersey's new attorney general is 36 years-old, so she won't have to worry about her pension for a while. (Sacrificial lamb?) Stuart Rabner, the new Chief Justice, has never tried a case in the state system over which he will now preside. I hope he is a quick study.

Hey, I wonder if Bally's -- or any of the Casinos -- have cases pending before those same judges having a nice meal at their place? Does this image of Debbie at Bally's suggest a lack of judicial bearing or the appearance of impropriety? How can the same judges having a "chow-down" at Bally's, then doing a little gambling, perhaps, presume to judge the casinos when they appear before their courts? "What the hell?" Anyway, that guy in the picture with "Chief Justice" Poritz sure has a nice suit, huh? I wonder if it's rented? Let's give them a roll of quarters for the slot machines.

Ethics? Whose ethics? In New Jersey?

Beyond anger and a sense of outrage at years of flagrant illegality and blatant cruelty by hoods, usually operating with the blessings of New Jersey law enforcement -- sometimes as members of law enforcement agencies, where it is also true that one finds many honest and good cops -- one feels overwhelming disgust and sadness. Picture the state's Supreme Court justices and remember the old saying: "A fish stinks from the head."

The ethical opinions of the sold-out or incompetent persons wielding power in the vicinity of the "old Raritan" river are discredited at the outset. They should not trouble anyone too much, for we must take them for what they are -- either attempts to change the subject, in what is now the most corrupt jurisdiction in the nation, or hypocrisy and self-justification. (See "There comes a time when silence is betrayal.")

A comedian gets a laugh these days merely by saying "New Jersey." New Jersey is to legality and ethics what a three dollar bill is to U.S. currency.

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