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IS EQUAL JUSTICE AN OXYMORON?

 

By Betty Freauf
November 9, 2010
NewsWithViews.com

Once again Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals was in play in Oakland, California the night after a judge in Los Angeles sentenced, Johannes Mehserle, a white former transit officer to the minimum sentence of two years in prison in the shooting death of a 22-year old unarmed black man on a California train platform. The case against the defendant provoked racial unrest at every turn in Oakland, the scene of the killing on New Year’s Day 2009 and Oakland police were on alert for possible more rioting following a sentence that many thought was too light. What was initially billed as a legal assembly soon turned into an illegal assembly when the anarchists with bandana-covered faces turned up to participate and that was when officers in riot gear started making arrests. And Mayor Ron Dellums, always an apologist for Communist tyranny, said he understood the pain and disappointment sparked by the sentence.

And hour after hour that evening on radio KGO in San Francisco, talk show hosts discussed the shooting of Oscar Grant by the Bart Police officer, Johannes Mehserle. John Rothman’s question were, “Does a person of color get a fair shake in the judicial system and is there rampant racism within the Justice System and law enforcement?” It was pretty much the general consensus by callers that equal justice in these cases was an oxymoron.

One black caller to the John Rothman program said he has advised his son to keep his hands on the steering wheel and not make any sudden moves if he is ever pulled over by the police. One caller related a story about his younger years when he was walking down the street in another part of the country and four white policemen pulled up in the car. One pointed a gun towards him. They told him to run and used the “N” word but the caller said he just kept walking slowly as they made some other threatening remarks. He feared if he ran, he wasn’t sure what would have happened to him. Perhaps taking a clue from the local newspaper, a caller said NFL Michael Vick got a harsher sentence for running a dog-fighting ring and he had not killed anybody.

Fear of law enforcement seemed engrained in many of the callers and talk show hosts seemed generally empathetic. Another caller born in 1965 remembered the Watts riots in Los Angeles and all the violence during the Civil Rights movement. Another black caller said, “We are afraid of our own children.” On July 10, 2005 NBC’s Dateline had a program called “Side Shows” about Oakland with a population of 400,000 covering 26 square miles where young (black) males and expensive cars decide at any moment to make their cars spin around in an intersection. Kids come out of clubs, high on drugs (ecstasy) and gather maybe at 2 a.m. in any neighborhood disturbing the sleep of people and smoke from burning tires drifting into their homes.

Rothman’s show was followed by Pat Thurston’s program. She said history speaks volumes about police abuse of blacks and then refers to Oakland and why the Black Panthers were formed in the first place and how the current prison population affects the number of black men incarcerated across the country.


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In his 2009 book “One-Party Classroom” David Horowitz tells about a Columbia University course on the “prison industrial complex” in America. Students are assigned readings that “will examine its origin and evolution.” The conclusion is that the criminal/juvenile “injustice” system is merely a function of omnipresent white racism. Similar conclusions are evident in Columbia University’s Soros-Funded course called, “The African Criminal Justice Project” funded by the Open Society Institute, the grant-making arm of financier and leftist George Soros. The Project held a symposium about the prison crisis and in one instance they brought in a former Black Panther party leader as a key note speaker who was introduced as a “U.S. political prisoner”- never mind that his Black Liberation Army publicly claimed credit for a 1971 machine-gun assault that left two New York police officers seriously wounded, and that in 1973 “Political Prisoner,” Dhoruba Bin Wahad was convicted of two counts of attempted murder for his role in that attack. Television’s Glenn Beck refers to Soros as “Spooky Dude,” and he is exposing Soros the week of November 8th.

It has been said when Soros, this Hungarian Jewish financial speculator, speaks, the world market trembles. He came to New York in 1956 to make money on Wall Street and became a citizen in 1961. What I find uncanny about this Hungarian sugar daddy is why he’ll finance “The African Criminal Justice Project” that demonizes the judicial system and law enforcement out of one pocket and from another pocket on the same pair of pants pours money into campaigns to try to legalize marijuana, a gateway drug which often leads to the more potent stuff and ends up putting especially young black men in prison. In addition, Soros made his money using our capitalist system and now he wants to destroy the very system that made him rich - more oxymoron’s perhaps?

Ironically, on November 5th, the same day of the Mehserle sentencing, ABC’s 20/20 had a full hour about Clyde Ray Spencer, a Vancouver, Washington white policeman, an admitted womanizer and a father imprisoned 20 years in prison for child sex abuse crimes he did not commit. As the story goes, he and his wife were divorcing in 1984 when she and her lover, a sheriff department employee, wanted him out of their lives so they used his own children to falsely accuse him. Police must be isolated when in prison and it is even worse for them if they are accused of child molestations. Finally, after 20 years in prison, Washington State’s governor commuted his sentence but the ordeal has had a long lasting affect on him. He has finally been reconciled with his innocent, now grown children.

In the eighties there was a barrage of mostly white people going to prison on false child abuse charges. One in particular for which I am familiar happened in Oregon when a husband, wife and son – all college educated- who ran three Christian pre-schools, were investigated for child abuse of the worst kind – outright lies on the stand that were easily refuted by their attorney but the jury ended up convicting all three in separate trials and all three ended up in Oregon’s prisons. Their names are on the child abuse registry and they get harassment calls. The son has trouble getting meaningful work because of the charge. The folks are elderly and the stress over the years has caused their health to deteriorate. A friend who wants to write a book about the miscarriage of justice cannot get the kids who testified against these falsely accused folks to speak out because they are fearful and gagged by those in the “equal” justice system.


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A clinical psychologist caller to the Rothman show said she’d been involved in the Juvenile Justice system specializing in therapy with young kids that had been locked up and she tells how deeply traumatized not only the young people but their families are due to these “factual innocence” cases and how they suffer Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Many other such child abuse cases were adjudicated in Oregon during that 80s and the early 90s time frame causing them financial stress and in most cases, prison time. While Americans should have been outraged about these witch hunts, convicting people on the sole basis of perjured testimony, most simply believed what they read in the newspapers until suddenly their families became entrapped. Instead of some good old-fashioned investigative reporting, most newspapers were complicit in these convictions.

Where did this begin? Perhaps the child abuse cases were a result of the Comprehensive Child Development programs that federalized U.S. children. Louisiana Congressman John R. Rarick said that Sept. 30, 1971 was a dark day for America when the Federal government was authorized to take over our children. He said this legislation went far beyond Hitler’s wildest dreams or the most outlandish of the Communist plans. Passage of the Brademas child development programs as an amendment to the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) by a vote of 186 to 183 laid the foundation for the Federal government to replace the home and for bureaucratic “experts” to replace the parents. One of the salient selling features was the repeated assertion that the Day Care Centers were necessary to help working mothers and to provide facilities for youth care to encourage unemployed mothers to seek gainful employment. They wanted the mothers out of the home.

Following this was the beginning of the “womb to tomb” scenario with the creation of a variety of programs that we’ve seen unfolding before our eyes in the last 40 years including the Mondale Act of 1974 – The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) which provided generous financial incentives to states to remove people’s children under guise of protecting them. And when the feds build the troughs the pigs come. After CAPTA, the foster-care rolls exploded as children were torn from their parents and federal funds poured into state coffers and colleges began cranking out an army of psychiatric and mental health professionals, early childhood development specialists and social workers trained to detect sexual child abuse by using “hear say” evidence and anatomical dolls and if a vindictive specialist got really good at the task, small children could be made to say anything that could put someone in prison, i.e. Clyde Ray Spencer, the Vancouver policeman and thousands of other innocent people all the while the “investigators” were generally immune from punishment and soon state legislation was being passed to expand the list of “public or private officials” required to report suspected abuse.

Soon there was a shortage of traditional foster homes so the states turned to placing children in homosexual homes. A 6/16/2010 AP article out of Portland, Oregon tells how an 8 year old was placed in foster care for eight years. He was prescribed Ritalin, a drug used to treat attention deficit disorders and next came antidepressants. Between 8 and 15 he was given at least seven different psychiatric drugs all approved by our elected legislators. Now in 2010, the state of Oregon is tightening limits on drugs for foster children but we have a generation of homeless, confused and angry kids on the streets with their brains messed up that were in these foster homes. While there were some sincerely compassionate foster parents, unfortunately many took these kids in for the $$$ and Appellate judges now say most of those “abuse” crimes never happened and those who championed tough laws are being criticized in states crippled by soaring prison costs.

Oregon’s Human Resources Department was created in 1973 and now it and the Department of Education consume the biggest chunks of the state budget. Its budget for 2009-2011 was $15.6 billion and more than $10 billion came from the federal government. Of the $10 billion, $1.24 billion was temporary federal stimulus money – all of which will terminate December 31, 2010.

The year 1973 also was the year when public employees in Oregon were given the right to bargain collectively and today Oregon and other states are bankrupt trying to pay the retired public employees pensions and other perks. Since Americans are hypersensitive about individual rights and supersensitive to being seen as prejudiced, societal resistance to the homosexual social and political agenda virtually collapsed as the American Psychiatry Association in 1973 removed homosexuality from the category of dysfunction in a demonstration of tolerance.

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Six of the 45 Communist declared goals for the takeover of America referred to in this article: #38- Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavior problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand or treat. #39- Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals. #40- Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce. #41- Emphasizes the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents, #42 – Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use united force to solve economic, political or social problems and #26 present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”

2010 Betty Freauf - All Rights Reserved

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Betty is a former Oregon Republican party activist having served as state party secretary, county chairman, 5th congressional vice chairman and then elected chairman, and a precinct worker for many years but Betty gave up on the two-party system in 2004.

Betty is a researcher specializing in education, a freelance journalist and a regular contributor to www.NewsWithViews.com
 
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The year 1973 also was the year when public employees in Oregon were given the right to bargain collectively and today Oregon and other states are bankrupt trying to pay the retired public employees pensions and other perks.