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Human Rights Alert: Alejandro Mayorkas - key figure in the Rampart Scandal (1998-2000) - is up for Number 2 at DHS!

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'Rampart Reconsidered'. Cover of the Los Angeles Blue Ribbon Review Panel Report (2006), regarding the Rampart Scandal (1998-2000), where it was discovered that thousands had been falsely imprisoned in Los Angeles.
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Occupy Tel-Aviv, December 16 -- in Los Angeles County, with 10 million residents -- the most populous county in the United States, the Los Angeles Superior Court is at the heart of the corruption. Following the Rampart Scandal (1998-2000) -- the largest court-corruption scandal in the history of the United States, numerous official, expert, and media reports conclu ded so.  First and foremost among them are the independent report, author ed by Prof Erwin Chemerinsky in 2001, and the official Blue Ribbon Report "Rampart Reconsidered" of 2006. 
Regardless,  the federal executive and judicial branches refused to enforce constitutional rights in LA County, California, even after official Congressional Inquiries from both House and Senate.  In fact, the federal judiciary patronizes the local LA-JR (Los Angeles Judiciary Racket).
That was the nature of the Human Rights Alert (NGO) submission, which I authored in 2010 for the first-ever Universal Periodic Review of Human Rights in the United States by the United Nations.  The Human Rights Alert (NGO) submission was incorporated into the UN Human Rights Council UPR Report (2010), with a note referring to: "Corruption of the courts and the legal profession, and discrimination by law enforcement in California".
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One of the key figures in the Rampart Scandal is Alejandro Mayorkas, who is now up for appointment as Number 2 at DHS.  During the Rampart Scandal, he served as the US Attorney for the Central District of California, and was advertised as a young bright star.  After the eruption of the largest court-corruption scandal in the history of the United States, he permitted the LAPD to investigate itself for two years (but never issue a report at the end of a 200-investigator, 2-year probe), then be prosecuted by the local California DA Office, in the LA Superior Court.  The results were predictable.
Alejandro Mayorkas was also vetted as a Member of Board of Directors of Bet Tzedek -- a bastion of organized white-collar crime in Los Angeles, led by then Chief Legal Officer of Countrywide, Sandor Samuels, key figure in "streamlining" real estate and mortgage fraud that brought us the financial crisis.  

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The core business of the LA-JR before the Rampart Scandal was control of wholesale drug trade, in Los Angeles County, which became the distribution center for the CIA wholesale cocaine-trafficking operation as part of Iran-Contra.  The LAPD, which did the wholesale distribution, in collusion with the DA office and judges of the LA Superior Court, framed, at times tortured to extract confessions, prosecuted, convicted, and sentenced thousands to long terms of false  imprisonment on drug charges -- the Rampart-FIPs (Falsely Imprisoned Persons).

Already in 2001, Prof Erwin Chemerinsky, a renowned constitutional scholar, founding Dean of UC Irvine law school, wrote: 
"Any analysis of the Rampart scandal must begin with an appreciation of the heinous nature of what the officers did.  This is conduct associated with the most repressive dictators and police states...  and judges must share responsibility when innocent people are convicted....   it is telling that there is virtually no reference in the Board of Inquiry Report to the 'code of silence' described by the Independent Commission on the Los Angeles Police Department.  

"No single reform can be sufficient.  Reform is not an event, but a process that will take many years to complete.  The hope is that this crisis provides a unique opportunity for reform.  This opportunity must not be squandered.  This report is written with the strong belief that reform is possible and that future Ramparts can and must be prevented."  

At the end of the First Rampart Trial the LA Superior Court Judge Jacqueline Connor reversed the jury convictions of corrupt LAPD officers, under the guise that she herself had biased the jury in her faulty jury instructions, an unprecedented act for a judge in the history of the United States... Judge Connor, a former DA prosecutor, was deeply involved with LAPD in the underlying scandal and in obvious conflict of interests, a fact that was not lost on media at the time.  (By the mid 2000s, Judge Jacqueline Connor was leading a group of LA Superior Court judges and others from Countrywide and Bet Tzedek in real-estate fraud in the LA Superior court, and again, the US District Attorney refused to take action.)

In 2001-2, Alejandro Mayorkas prosecuted the City of LA under violation of civil rights in the US District Court, Central District of California (US v City of LA et al).  The outcome was the Consent Decree and the appointment of US Judge Gary A Feess as Overseer for Civil Rights in Los Angeles for the following decade.  At that time, Los Angeles shared the distinction of an Overseer for Civil Rights with the prisoners in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and the prisoners in the State of California prisons...
The Blue Ribbon Review Panel Report concluded in 2006 "innocent people remain in prison".  Only a few of Rampart FIPs were ever released throughout the tenure of the Overseer, and none by action of his office.  According to the Blue Ribbon Review Panel Report, the LA Superior Court judges objected to the release of the Rampart FIPs, since it would cause the "collapse of the justice system".
By 2009-10, LA Superior Court Judge David Yaffe engaged in false imprisonment under solitary confinement of the 70-year-old, former US prosecutor Richard Fine.  Richard Fine exposed and rebuked the taking by California judges of "not-permitted" payments (called by media "bribes").  Such payments required the signing by then Governor Schwarzenegger of "retroactive immunities" (called by media "pardons").  Richard Fine's false imprisonment was permitted to continue for 18 months by the federal courts as well.  And the US Attorney Office, Central Disctrict of California, refused to investigate complaints against Judge David Yaffe and Sheriff Lee Baca.
With Alejandro Mayorkas, an expert on cover-up of judicial corruption and large-scale false-imprisonment as Number 2 at DHS, and with NDAA in effect, the Los Angeles Rampart -FIPs and Richard Fine, as well as the current false imprisonment of Roger Shuler in Alabama, may be seen in hindsight as early symptoms. 
[1] 10-04-08 Human Rights Alert (NGO) submission to the United Nations Human Rights Council for the UPR of the United States, as it appears in the United Nations Human Rights Council site
[2] 10-04-08 Human Rights Alert (NGO) Appendix I to submission for the 2010 UPR of Human Rights in the United States, as it appears on the UN site:
[3] 10-10-01 United Nations Human Rights Council Professional Staff Report, referring to Human Rights Alert submission with the note "corruption of the courts and the legal profession and discrimination by law enforcement in California" (page 6, paragraph 45)
[4]97-12-00 US Department of Justice, Office of Inspector General, December 1997 Special Report: CIA Drug Trafficking to Los Angeles, California s
[5]  06-07-15  Rampart Reconsidered: LAPD's Blue Ribbon Review Panel Report (2006)
[6] 01-00-00 Chemerinsky, E: The Rampart Scandal and the Criminal Justice System in Los Angeles County. Guild Practitioner, 57:121 (2001)
[7] 01-00-00 Burcham, David and Fisk, Katherine - Loyola Symposium: The Rampart Scandal - Policing the Criminal Justice System. (2001)
[8]  07-12-17  Samaan v Zernik (SC087400) David Pasternak: Grant Deeds in re: 320 South Peck Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212, opined as fraud by James Wedick
[9] 08-08-21 Samaan v Zernik (SC087400) Email letter by highly decorated FBI veteran, James Wedick, regarding refusal to Investigate FBI to provide Dr Zernik protection against real estate fraud -- corruption in Los Angeles County courts
[10]  10-01-17  False Imprisonments in Los Angeles County,
[11] 10-01-21 Attorney Richard Fine -- dissident's false hospitalization in Los Angeles County, California_OpEdNews.Com
[12] 10-07-08 Marina v LA County (BS109420) Complaint Filed with US Attorney Office, Los Angeles, against Judge David Yaffe and Sheriff Lee Baca - for Public Corruption and Deprivation of Rights in Imprisonment of Richard Fine
[13] 10-08-09 Complaint for Public Corruption and racketeering against Judge JACQUELINE CONNOR and Others at both the Civil and Criminal Divisions of the SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, filed with the US District Office, Central District of California:
[14] 11-04-23 Habeas Corpus in the United States -- the case of Richard Isaac Fine - Review
[15] 11-08-01 Zernik, J: Los Angeles Superior Court -- widespread corruption and refusal of US government to take action, 16th World Criminology Congress presentation  
[16] 12-06-29 Bet Tzedek's Sandor Samuels the Scarlet Letter of the Los Angeles Jewish Community    
[17] 13-10-26  Andrew Kreig: Alabama Journalist Roger Shuler Beaten and Arrested! _OpEdNews.Com
[18] 13-12-11 Panel sends DHS nominee Alejandro Mayorkas to Senate floor


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