Most of you here at OpEd are probably well informed. You've probably already heard about Officer Johannes Mehserle accused of executing Oscar Grant, shooting him in the back. Links to that story, video, and "CAPE"-, Coalition Against Police Executions [found here]. This case and so many others scream out for Civilian Oversight of Police and the need for an effective Grand Jury System.
In Connecticut former Hartford Officer Robert Lawlor shot 3 African Americans in the back in 2 incidents and calls himself, "The Great American Patriot"-. [story] Lawlor's bail was only set at $50,000 for the murder. Connecticut Officer Scott Smith [story, scroll down] stood on an African American's back, executing him. Smith got a year suspended sentence on appeal as the prosecutor intentionally botched the case, so it could be appealed. Will Lawlor get the same case fixing prosecutor to cover up police executions and misconduct?
My friend Chris Kennedy faced a $500,000 bail for having accidentally checked the wrong box on a family court financial form, probable retaliation for Kennedy's having lodged police and judicial misconduct complaints in the State of Connecticut. Chris' wife stabbed him, she got custody of their children, he complained, he and the children suffer. [story]
A US Marine, Stephen Murzin, had lodged a police misconduct complaint in the State of Connecticut. Officers were caught on tape after having paid police informant Todd Vashon $10,000 cash to kill Murzin and the officers weren't prosecuted. Vashon got cold feet, but David J. Taylor, a felon on probation, also a police informant, stabbed Murzin 13 times along with stabbing 2 others. Taylor wasn't even violated on probation for almost killing 3 people. Obviously judges, police, lawyers, and prosecutors are on the same obstruction of justice team. Murzin was arrested in the hospital with 13 stab wounds, waking up alive, for having caused a disturbance having been stabbed, facing 6 months in prison for the "offense"-. [story and video]
There would not be so many executions of Blacks by White Cops, so much blatant unfairness, and the economy wouldn't be tanking if our nation didn't have such Crapulent Courts.
The solution suggested in [this post].
Are you going to standby while America tanks, economically and financially, because there is no effective oversight of police, lawyers, elected officials, and of judges?