armstrongeconomics.com / By Martin Armstrong / January 29, 2013
The view of the American Justice System is so bad outside the United States that young lawyers take these jobs to make a name for themselves so they can get those big paying jobs. The bad ones get hired like lobbyists at law firms to try to have inside contacts because they have been there so long. But the problems economically with not prosecuting the bankers making them the “Untouchables” who keep blowing us up is not just destroying New York City, but it is causing capital to shift and is one component behind the shift to China as the Financial Capital of the World. The MF Global scandal shows how judges refuse to enforce laws and took investor funds rather than make the bankers return stolen money. That was like a bank robber gets to keep what he stole and the other depositors suffer the loss.
Unless we really reform the legal system eliminating judges who have ever worked for government and removing the personal victories for prosecutors whereby a committee issues the indictments in Washington and not the decision of a individual prosecutor, then without restoring the rule of law you cannot restore the economy. The horror stories of the wrongfully convicted by threatening family members, worse sentences, or death if they do not plead is in itself criminal behavior. That is conduct you expect from criminals.
In an appalling 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court confirmed and even strengthened prosecutorial immunity, extending it from personal immunity to a stronger form of agency immunity as well. This means the government can now do anything and they will not be subject to the laws - EVER! The case is Connick v Thompson (2011), where Connick is the former Orleans Parish District Attorney Harry Connick, Sr. (the singer’s father) and Thompson is John Thompson, a man falsely convicted of murder because Connick’s office hid a report that ultimately exonerated him so the prosecutor would not have to admit a mistake. On top of that – they were trying to execute an innocent man to cover up their misconduct.
The prosecutors admitted that they deliberately withheld evidence. There is no controversy over whether they violated the law and their ethical obligations and railroaded an innocent man and they were prepared to legally murder him since he was only weeks away from being executed for that crime he did not commit when the report that proved his innocence was finally discovered and used to overturn his conviction. Is this not attempted murder?