Occupy Tel-Aviv, January 7 - Good news! Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca is stepping down in the midst of federal investigation of corruption in the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department.
However, Lee Baca is only a small part of the corruption in Los Angeles County. It remains unclear why the federal agencies, who were aware of his corruption all along, decided to take action, and why at this particular time.
The people of Los Angeles County should not be fooled to believe that the federal government has any intention of protecting their human, constitutional, and civil rights.
The core of the corruption in Los Angeles County is in the corrupt judges of the Los Angeles Superior Court. However, judicial corruption in Los Angeles County is patronized by the US District Court, Central District of California, the US Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, the US Supreme Court, and the US Department of Justice, as documented in the Human Rights Alert (NGO) report (2010).
The Human Rights Alert (NGO) submission to the United Nations Human Rights Council (2010) was based on official, expert, and media reports, as well as original research. It was reviewed by the professional staff of the United Nations and incorporated into the first-ever international review of Human Rights in the United States with the note: "Corruption of the courts and the legal profession, and discrimination by law enforcement in California".
The report focused on two subjects only:
* Large-scale, long-term false imprisonment, and
* Racketeering in the courts by judges, attorneys, and bankers.
The two key events of recent years, highlighting the corruption in Los Angeles County, are:
* The Rampart Scandal (1998-2000), and
* The false imprisonment in solitary of 70-year-old former US prosecutor Richard Fine (2009-2010).
Both events document the patronizing of the corruption by federal agencies.
Of particular concern is the fact that Alejandro Mayorkas, at the time US Attorney for the Central District of California, who was a key figure in patronizing the corruption during the Rampart Scandal, is now appointed No 2 at DHS. It portends the establishment of the corruption, which was and is typical of Los Angeles County, nationwide, under the guise of fighting "terror".
One is left to wish for justice and freedom to all in Los Angeles County and the United States!
Joseph Zernik, PhD
Human Rights Alert (NGO)
Occupy Tel Aviv
* The Human Rights Alert (NGO) submission to the Human Rights Council of the United Nations was incorporated into the 2010 Periodic Review Report regarding Human Rights in the United States, with the note: "corruption of the courts and the legal profession and discrimination by law enforcement in California".
* The Human-Rights Alert (NGO) submission to the Human-Rights Council of the United Nations was incorporated into the 2013 Periodic Review Report regarding Human Rights in Israel, with the note: "lack of integrity of the electronic records of the Supreme Court, the district courts and the detainees courts in Israel."
 14-01-05 Sheriff Lee Baca expected to announce he is retiring
 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)