By Dr Les Sachs
In the headlines are the appalling news stories of Americans carrying out murderous attacks on judges and their families. In a matter of days, one judge was shot and killed in his own courtroom, while another judge had family members brutally murdered in their home.
These news stories are, however, related to another news story, which is the most taboo subject of the American media — the expanding crisis of corruption among American judges and lawyers. At question is whether the deepening despair of Americans about their own legal system, is fueling some of these violent attacks on judges.
Much is written now about how America’s economy is resembling that of a banana republic, given how America is sunk in preposterous debt, and how the U.S. dollar currency is sinking toward a possible collapse in the near future.
But there is another way that America is also like a banana republic, in that its legal system — contrary to its Hollywood image — has become a sink-well of secret proceedings, the jailing of the innocent and political misconduct; and how it is sullied with documented corruption, fake trials and court fraud.
[Editor’s note: From retired federal Judge Dale’s The Great American Adventure (pg 102): “The best advice you will ever receive is to: avoid their courts whenever possible. There is no justice to be found in those courts unless you are a member of the Vatican, the royal or elite, or have purchased diplomatic immunity!”]