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1301201 Human Rights Alert: Alejandro Mayorkas - key figure in the Rampart Scandal (199 -!"""# - is up for $um%er ! at &HS' 1i2h 3(e4'n5ro 6'"ork's, 'n e!per2 on *o7er 8p o9 485i*i'( *orr8p2ion 'n5 ('r%e0s*'(e 9'(se0i&prison&en2 in :os 3n%e(es ;o8n2", ;'(i9orni', 's <8&=er 2 '2 D>?, 'n5 @i2h <D33 in e99e*2, 2he :os 3n%e(es *'ses o9 2he A'&p'r20BCPs DB'(se(" C&prisone5 PersonsE 'n5 9or&er F? prose*82or Ai*h'r5 Bine,'s @e(( 's 2he *8rren2 *'se o9 Ao%er ?h8(er in 3('='&', &'" =e seen in hin5si%h2 's e'r(" s"&p2o&s)

"Rampart Reconsidered". Cover of the Los Angeles Blue Ribbon Review Panel Report (2 !"# regarding the Rampart $candal (%&&'(2 "# where it was discovered that thousands had been falsel) imprisoned in Los Angeles* + )ear old# former ,$ prosecutor Richard -ine was falsel) imprisoned in Los Angeles (2 &(2 % " after he e.posed that LA $uperior Court /udges too0 "not permitted pa)ment" (called b) media "bribes""* Alabama /udicial corruption blogger Roger $huler is currentl) falsel) imprisoned in $helb) Count)* .Ale/andro 1a)or0as in a recent testimon) before Congress. 2e served as ,$ Attorne) for the Central 3istrict of California during the Rampart $candal.

Occupy Tel-Aviv, December 16 - in Los Angeles County, with 10 million residents - the most populous county in the nited !t"tes, the Los Angeles !uperior Court is "t the he"rt o# the corruption$ %ollowing the &"mp"rt !c"nd"l '1(()-*000+ - the l"rgest court corruption sc"nd"l in the history o# the nited !t"tes, numerous o##ici"l, e,pert, "nd medi" reports concluded so$ %irst "nd #oremost "mong them "re the independent report, "uthored by -ro# .rwin

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Chemerins1y in *001, "nd the o##ici"l 2lue &ibbon &eport 3&"mp"rt &econsidered3 o# *006$$ &eg"rdless, the #eder"l e,ecutive "nd 4udici"l br"nches re#used to en#orce constitution"l rights in LA County, C"li#orni", even "#ter o##ici"l Congression"l 5n6uiries #rom both 7ouse "nd !en"te$ 5n #"ct, the #eder"l 4udici"ry p"troni8es the loc"l LA-9& 'Los Angeles 9udici"ry &"c1et+$ Th"t w"s the n"ture o# the 7um"n &ights Alert ':;O+ submission, which 5 "uthored in *010 #or the #irst ever nivers"l -eriodic &eview o# 7um"n &ights in the nited !t"tes by the nited :"tions$ The 7um"n &ights Alert ':;O+ submission w"s incorpor"ted into the : 7um"n &ights Council -& &eport '*010+, with " note re#erring to< 3Corruption o# the courts "nd the leg"l pro#ession, "nd discrimin"tion by l"w en#orcement in C"li#orni"3$ One o# the 1ey #igures in the &"mp"rt !c"nd"l is Ale4"ndro ="yor1"s, who is now up #or "ppointment "s :umber * "t D7!$ During the &"mp"rt !c"nd"l, he served "s the ! Attorney #or the Centr"l District o# C"li#orni", "nd w"s "dvertised "s " young bright st"r$ A#ter the eruption o# the l"rgest court corruption sc"nd"l in the history o# the nited !t"tes, he permitted the LA-D to investig"te itsel# #or two ye"rs 'but never issue " report "t the end o# " *00 investig"tor, * ye"r probe+, then be prosecuted by the loc"l C"li#orni" DA O##ice, in the LA !uperior Court$ The results were predict"ble$ Ale4"ndro ="yor1"s w"s "lso vetted "s " =ember o# 2o"rd o# Directors o# 2et T8ede1 - " b"stion o# org"ni8ed white coll"r crime in Los Angeles, led by then Chie# Leg"l O##icer o# Countrywide, !"ndor !"muels, 1ey #igure in 3stre"mlining3 re"l est"te "nd mortg"ge #r"ud th"t brought us the #in"nci"l crisis$ The core business o# the LA-9& be#ore the &"mp"rt !c"nd"l w"s control o# wholes"le drug tr"de, in Los Angeles County, which bec"me the distribution center #or the C5A wholes"le coc"ine tr"##ic1ing oper"tion "s p"rt o# 5r"nContr"$ The LA-D, which did the wholes"le distribution, in collusion with the DA o##ice "nd 4udges o# the LA !uperior Court, #r"med, "t times tortured to e,tr"ct con#essions, prosecuted, convicted "nd sentenced thous"nds to long terms o# #"lse imprisonment on drug ch"rges - the &"mp"rt-%5-s '%"lsely 5mprisoned -ersons+$ Alre"dy in *001, -ro# .rwin Chemerins1y, " renowned constitution"l schol"r, #ounding De"n o# C 5rvine l"w school wrote<

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3Any "n"lysis o# the &"mp"rt sc"nd"l must begin with "n "ppreci"tion o# the heinous n"ture o# wh"t the o##icers did$ This is conduct "ssoci"ted with the most repressive dict"tors "nd police st"tes$ > >?"nd 4udges must sh"re responsibility when innocent people "re convicted$@ >$$it is telling th"t there is virtu"lly no re#erence in the 2o"rd o# 5n6uiry &eport to the >code o# silence@ described by the 5ndependent Commission on the Los Angeles -olice Dep"rtment$@ >:o single re#orm c"n be su##icient$ &e#orm is not "n event, but " process th"t will t"1e m"ny ye"rs to complete$ The hope is th"t this crisis provides " uni6ue opportunity #or re#orm$ This opportunity must not be s6u"ndered$ This report is written with the strong belie# th"t re#orm is possible "nd th"t #uture &"mp"rts c"n "nd must be prevented$3 At the end o# the %irst &"mp"rt Tri"l the LA !uperior Court 9udge 9"c6ueline Connor reversed the 4ury convictions o# corrupt LA-D o##icers, under the guise th"t she hersel# h"d bi"sed the 4ury in her #"ulty 4ury instructions, "n unprecedented "ct #or " 4udge in the history o# the nited !t"tes$$$ 9udge Connor, " #ormer DA prosecutor, w"s deeply involved with LA-D in the underlying sc"nd"l "nd in obvious con#lict o# interests, " #"ct th"t w"s not lost on medi" "t the time$ '2y the mid *000s,9udge 9"c6ueline Connor w"s le"ding " group o# LA !uperior Court 4udges "nd others #rom Countrywide "nd 2et T8ede1 in re"l est"te #r"ud in the LA !uperior court, "nd "g"in, the ! District Attorney re#used to t"1e "ction$+ 5n *001-*, Ale4"ndro ="yor1"s prosecuted the City o# LA under viol"tion o# civil rights in the ! District Court, Centr"l District o# C"li#orni" 'US v City of LA et al)$ The outcome w"s the Consent Decree "nd the "ppointment o# ! 9udge ;"ry A %eess "s Overseer #or Civil &ights in Los Angeles #or the #ollowing dec"de$ At th"t time, Los Angeles sh"red the distinction o# "n Overseer #or Civil &ights with the prisoners in ;u"nt"n"mo 2"y, Cub", "nd the prisoners in the !t"te o# C"li#orni" prisons$$$ The 2lue &ibbon &eview -"nel &eport concluded in *006 3innocent people rem"in in prison3$ Only " #ew o# &"mp"rt-%5-s were ever rele"sed throughout the tenure o# the Overseer, "nd none by "ction o# his o##ice$ According to the 2lue &ibbon &eview -"nel &eport, the LA !uperior Court 4udges ob4ected to the rele"se o# the &"mp"rt-%5-s, since it would c"use the 3coll"pse o# the 4ustice system3$ 2y *00(-10, LA !uperior Court 9udge D"vid A"##e eng"ged in #"lse imprisonment under solit"ry con#inement o# the 00 ye"r old, #ormer ! prosecutor &ich"rd %ine$ &ich"rd %ine e,posed "nd rebu1ed the t"1ing by C"li#orni" 4udges o# 3not permitted3 p"yments 'c"lled by medi" 3bribes3+$ B/0

!uch p"yments re6uired the signing by then ;overnor !chw"r8enegger o# 3retro"ctive immunities3 'c"lled by medi" 3p"rdons3+$ &ich"rd %ineCs #"lse imprisonment w"s permitted to continue #or 1) months by the #eder"l courts "s well$ And the ! Attorney O##ice, Centr"l Disctrict o# C"li#orni" re#used to investig"te compl"ints "g"inst 9udge D"vid A"##e "nd !heri## Lee 2"c"$ Dith Ale4"ndro ="yor1"s, "n e,pert on cover up o# 4udici"l corruption "nd l"rge-sc"le #"lse-imprisonment "s :umber * "t D7! "nd with :DAA in e##ect, the Los Angeles &"mp"rt-%5-s "nd &ich"rd %ine, "s well "s the current #"lse imprisonment o# &oger !huler in Al"b"m", m"y be seen in hindsight "s e"rly symptoms$
L456$7 8%9 % ( :( ' 2uman Rights Alert (5;<" submission to the ,nited 5ations 2uman Rights Council for the ,PR of the ,nited $tates# as it appears in the ,nited 5ations 2uman Rights Council site http7==lib.ohchr.org=2RBodies=,PR=3ocuments=session&=,$=2RAlert>,PR>,$A>$ &>2 % >2uman ?2 rights?2 alert%.pdf 829 % ( :( ' 2uman Rights Alert (5;<" Appendi. 4 to submission for the 2 % ,PR of 2uman Rights in the ,nited $tates# as it appears on the ,5 site7 http7==lib.ohchr.org=2RBodies=,PR=3ocuments=session&=,$=2RAlert>,PR>,$A>$ &>2 % >2uman ?2 rights?2 alert%.pdf 8@9 % (% ( % ,nited 5ations 2uman Rights Council Professional $taff Report# referring to 2uman Rights Alert submission with the note "corruption of the courts and the legal profession and discrimination b) law enforcement in California" (page !# paragraph :A" http7==daccess(dds(n).un.org=doc=,53<C=;B5=;% =%!&=!A=P3-=;% %!&!A.pdfC<penBlement 8:9&+(%2( ,$ 3epartment of Dustice# <ffice of 4nspector ;eneral# 3ecember %&&+ $pecial Report7 C4A 3rug Eraffic0ing to Los Angeles# California s http7==www.scribd.com=doc=2& +%'%:= 8A9 !( +(%A Rampart Reconsidered7 LAP3Fs Blue Ribbon Review Panel Report (2 !" http7==www.scribd.com=doc=2:& 2@ != 8!9 %( ( Chemerins0)# B7 Ehe Rampart $candal and the Criminal Dustice $)stem in Los Angeles Count). ;uild Practitioner# A+7%2% (2 %" http7==www.scribd.com=doc=2+:@@&2 = 8+9 %( ( Burcham# 3avid and -is0# 6atherine ( Lo)ola $)mposium7 Ehe Rampart $candal ( Policing the Criminal Dustice $)stem. (2 %" http7==www.scribd.com=doc=&!A : &= 8%9 +(%2(%+ $amaan v Gerni0 ($C '+: " 3avid Pasterna07 ;rant 3eeds in re7 @2 $outh Pec0 3rive# Beverl) 2ills# CA & 2%2# opined as fraud b) Dames Hedic0 http7==www.scribd.com=doc=2:&&%2@'= 829 '( '(2% $amaan v Gerni0 ($C '+: " Bmail letter b) highl) decorated -B4 veteran# Dames Hedic0# regarding refusal to 4nvestigate -B4 to provide 3r Gerni0 protection against real estate fraud ( corruption in Los Angeles Count) courts http7==he.scribd.com=doc=2&+%@+@@= 8'9 % ( %(%+ -alse 4mprisonments in Los Angeles Count)# California><pBd5ews.com http7==www.opednews.com=articles=-alse(imprisonments(in(Los(b)(Doseph(Gerni0(% %%+(!+@.html 8&9 % ( %(2% Attorne) Richard -ine ( dissidentFs false hospitaliIation in Los Angeles Count)# California><pBd5ews.Com http7==www.opednews.com=articles=Attorne)(Richard(-ine((di(b)(Doseph(Gerni0(% %%'(:@A.html

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8% 9 % ( +( ' 1arina v LA Count) (B$% &:2 " Complaint -iled with ,$ Attorne) <ffice# Los Angeles# against Dudge 3avid Jaffe and $heriff Lee Baca ( for Public Corruption and 3eprivation of Rights in 4mprisonment of Richard -ine http7==www.scribd.com=doc=@: A+ @@= 8%%9 % ( '( & Complaint for Public Corruption and rac0eteering against Dudge DACK,BL45B C<55<R and <thers at both the Civil and Criminal 3ivisions of the $,PBR4<R C<,RE <- CAL4-<R54A# C<,5EJ <- L<$ A5;BLB$# filed with the ,$ 3istrict <ffice# Central 3istrict of California7 http7==www.scribd.com=doc=@AA&2A%% 8% 9 %%( :(2@ 2abeas Corpus in the ,nited $tates ( the case of Richard 4saac -ine ( Review http7==www.scribd.com=doc=2:+2& ':= 8%%9 %%( '( % Gerni0# D7 Los Angeles $uperior Court ( widespread corruption and refusal of ,$ government to ta0e action# %!th Horld Criminolog) Congress presentation http7==www.scribd.com=doc=!%@A%:!&= 8%29 %2( !(2& Bet EIede0Fs $andor $amuels the $carlet Letter of the Los Angeles Dewish Communit) http7==he.scribd.com=doc=&'!@'+&!= 8%@9 %@(% (2! Andrew 6reig7 Alabama Dournalist Roger $huler Beaten and ArrestedL><pBd5ews.Com http7==www.opednews.com=articles=Andrew(6reig(Alabama(Dour(b)(Doan(Brunwasser( Alabama>Corruption>3on($iegelman>4nterviews(%@% 2!(:%%.html 8%@9 %@(%2(%% Panel sends 32$ nominee Ale/andro 1a)or0as to $enate floor http7==www.politico.com=stor)=2 %@=%2=homeland(securit)(ale/andro(ma)or0as(% % %&.html

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