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Simulated legal process is found in conduct of judges, who preside with no Assignment Orders, referees,debtor examiners, conservators, and others, who appear with no Appointment Orders, and attorneys, whoappear with no authorization as Attorneys of Records. “The state and US courts permit the routine perversionof the judicial process,” says Dr Zernik.
“Corruption of the courts and the legal profession” in California were noted by an official 2010 United Nations Human Rights Council report.
In 2010, Dr Zernik submitted on behalf of Human Rights Alert (NGO) report to the United Nations HumanRights Council, as part of the first ever UPR (Universal Periodic Review) of Human Rights in the UnitedStates. The report was later incorporated into the official Staff Report of the UPR, with reference to“Corruption of the courts and the legal profession, and discrimination by law enforcement in California”. [
]According to Dr Zernik, “discrimination by law enforcement in California”, as noted by the UPR, referred tothe refusal by the US Department of Justice, to its highest levels, to take action, regardless of fullydocumented, widespread corruption of the Los Angeles Superior Court for at least two decades. [
International criminal indictment is more likely against the Los Angeles Superior Court and Judge Jacqueline A Connor relative to the case of the Rampart FIPs (Falsely Imprisoned Persons)
The Rampart FIPs are the victims of the Rampart Corruption Scandal (1998-present). [
] They are almostexclusively black and Latinos, who were falsely prosecuted, falsely convicted, and falsely sentenced to longprison terms, as part of corrupt practices of the LAPD, the LA District Attorney, and Los Angeles SuperiorCourt judges. Their number was estimated in the early 2000s in many thousands. Regardless of the exposureof the case, the victims, by and large, have never been released.The 2006 official Blue Ribbon Report concluded “innocent people remain in prison”, cited judges as opposingtheir release, since it would lead to “collapse of the justice system”, and recommended investigation of theLos Angeles Superior Court itself. [
]Regarding the case Dean of the University of California Irvine Law School, Prof Erwin Chemerinsky, wrotein 2001:
Any analysis of the Rampart scandal must begin with an appreciation of the heinous nature ofwhat the officers did. This is conduct associated with the most repressive dictators and policestates.… and judges must share responsibility when innocent people are convicted.
Dr Zernik, who is not an attorney, believes that a formal international criminal indictment against the LosAngeles Superior Court and California is more likely in the case of the Rampart FIP. The key person, whoshould be held accountable for the case, according to Dr Zernik, is California Judge Jacqueline A Connor.Judge Connor was involved both in the false imprisonments and was later the key figure in the cover-up of the
case in perverting the First Rampart Trial. [
]“Rampart”, the movie, starring Steve Buscemi, Robin Wright, Sigourney Weaver, and Ice Cube, is expectedto be release soon. [
] “Under conditions of the justice system of the United States today, a Hollywoodmovie is the best chance to finally get the Rampart-FIPs freed,” says Dr Zernik.Due to the nature of the case, Dr Zernik believes that an international criminal court is more likely to assume jurisdiction in the case of the Rampart-FIPs.“It is a Human Rights disaster of historic proportions,” concludes Dr Zernik, “international scrutiny of the US justice system is urgently needed.”