2016: The Occult Meanings of Represent: Why You Can Not Represent Yourself in Court

To know why you can not “represent” yourself in court, you need to study the definitions of the word represent and find its deeper meanings. You also need to ask yourself this question: “How could I represent myself when I am already myself living in a body made of flesh and blood?” One of the common definitions of the word represent is “to act or speak officially for (someone or something)”. Based on this definition, when you represent someone or something, you are acting or speaking for it. Here are other common definitions of the word represent from Dictionary.com: “to serve to express, designate, stand for, or denote, as a word, symbol, or the like does; symbolize:” “to express or designate by some term, character, symbol, or the like:” “to stand or act in the place of, as a substitute, proxy, or agent does:” “to speak and act for […] Read More

2016: Court Rules Police Don’t Need To Know The Laws They Enforce

The Supreme Court ruled that an officer’s ignorance of the law essentially didn’t matter — effectively allowing police around the country the ability to make stops if they ‘reasonably’ believe the cause for the stop is legal. Seattle Police arrest a protester on 4th Avenue South in Sodo during the annual May Day Anti-Capitalist protest and march Sunday, May 1, 2016, in Seattle, Wash. (Bettina Hansen/The Seattle Times via AP) Police are no longer be required to even give the appearance of an understanding of the laws they’re tasked with enforcing, thanks to a recent court decision surpassing even the veritable green light previously granted in Heien v. North Carolina. In the Heien case, the Supreme Court ruled a “police officer’s reasonable mistake of law gives rise to reasonable suspicion that justifies a traffic stop under the Fourth Amendment.” A motorist’s broken tail light caused an officer to make […] Read More

2016: Key Questions Emerge After Death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

(Photo dallasnews) 21st Century Wire asks… What really happened in the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia? With the United States deep in the throes of the 2016 presidential primaries, the sudden death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has provided a controversial backdrop to an already tense electoral race. Reports state that the 79-year-old conservative justice was found dead this past Saturday in his hotel room at Cibolo Creek Ranch, a luxury ranch located in Presidio County, Texas. ‘NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN’ – Several Hollywood films have been shot in the surrounding areas of Cibolo Creek Ranch, including the haunting motion picture No Country For Old Men. (Photo cctoaks.com) The San Antonio Express-News reported that ranch owner, John Poindexter, discovered Scalia’s body three hours after first visiting the deceased jurist’s hotel room at 8:30 in the morning on Saturday: “We discovered the judge in bed, a pillow over his head. His […] Read More

2015: Pseudoscience in the Witness Box

The FBI faked an entire field of forensic science. The Washington Post published a story so horrifying this weekend that it would stop your breath: “The Justice Department and FBI have formally acknowledged that nearly every examiner in an elite FBI forensic unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered evidence against criminal defendants over more than a two-decade period before 2000.” What went wrong? The Post continues: “Of 28 examiners with the FBI Laboratory’s microscopic hair comparison unit, 26 overstated forensic matches in ways that favored prosecutors in more than 95 percent of the 268 trials reviewed so far.” The shameful, horrifying errors were uncovered in a massive, three-year review by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Innocence Project. Following revelations published in recent years, the two groups are helping the government with the country’s largest ever post-conviction review of questioned […] Read More

2015: Adam exposes the junk science being used by police and courts

Why fingerprinting is flawed:   “Take the case of Brandon Mayfield. He was arrested for the Madrid train bombings when the world’s top fingerprint experts said he was a perfect match for a print found at the scene.”  “It’s been shown that fingerprint analysts can unconsciously change their evaluations depending on the details of the case.”  Why lie detectors don’t detect lies:   “Humans are complicated. The truth isn’t something you can detect with a machine… Back in the Dark Ages, they would force criminals to hold a red hot iron to see if it burned them. If it did, it meant you were lying.” Truthful people fail polygraphs all the time, just because they’re sweaty and nervous. And all you have to do to beat it is stay super chill. Criminals do it all the time. Some infamous examples include Gary Ridgway, aka the Green River Killer…” “Larson […] Read More

2015: NH Judge Says Secretly Recording Police is Legal, Dismisses Wiretapping Charge

In a six-page decision issued this week, NH Hillsborough superior court judge Gillian L. Abramson dismissed the misdemeanor wiretapping charge against Alfredo Valentin – affirming the right to record police in public includes secret recordings. The judge cites both the Glik and Gericke cases which were important federal cases affirming the right to record police in public. The state argued in this case, that since the recording was secret, the right to record doesn’t apply in NH, where the wiretapping statute is ridiculously oppressive. The judge smacked that claim down: the Court finds that the First Amendment protects secretly filming police in public, for the same reasons that the First Amendment generally protects filming police. The public has the right to gather and disseminate information about the police. Free State Project early mover and attorney Brandon Ross is Valentin’s lawyer (Ross has previously beaten wiretapping charges at the NH […] Read More

2015: The ordeal of the bleeding corpse

An illustration of a body in its coffin starts to bleed in the presence of the murderer during a cruentation 1497. Image from Wikipedia. The history of criminal justice and forensic science is really interesting because of all the absurd rituals and superstitions that courts used. Before the advent of blood tests, fingerprint analysis, and DNA testing, many cultures relied on various trials by ordeal to help determine a suspect’s guilt or innocence. To prove a murderer was guilty, for example, many European courts relied on a type of trial by ordeal that involved a “bleeding” corpse. A trial by ordeal is an ancient method of ascertaining guilt or innocence and can be found in cultures all over the world (Roth 2010 and Primm 2013). The societies that used a trial by ordeal believed that a god or gods would protect the innocent from harm and punish the guilty. […] Read More

2015: Six Years Behind Bars With No Conviction, All Because He Can’t Pay Bail

Warren McClinton has been behind bars for the past six years, and it has all been because he couldn’t raise money to get bailed out of jail. At this point, his entire 40th decade has been spent in jail, just waiting for trial, even though he has never actually been convicted… of anything. McClinton is 48-years-old, a Las Vegas resident, who faces seven charges related to sexual assault that may or may not be true. We don’t know because he still has not gone to trial. Even last month, the judge in his case threw out the eighth charge, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Judge Eric Johnson said he was personally “shocked” at the details of the case, and the fact that McClinton had been in custody for so long without a trial. This is clearly a violation of the Constitution. “I am very interested in considering the issue of bail,” Judge […] Read More

2015: Unbelievable! Judge orders 3 kids to juvenile detention until age 18 for refusing to go to lunch with their father!

In a ruling that one attorney tells Yahoo Parenting is flat-out “bizarre,” a judge sent three kids to a juvenile detention facility for being in contempt of court and refusing to go to lunch with their father. “I felt like I was watching them be executed,” Maya Eibschitz-Tsimhoni, the mother of the children, ages 15, 10, and 9, told Fox 2 about the mandate from Oakland County Circuit Judge Lisa Gorcyca during a hearing about supervised parenting time with her ex-husband, Omer Tsimhoni, in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, on June 24. “No matter how bad the divorce gets, I think the court should not punish the kids for that.” But the kids were punished for not submitting to the judge’s demand that they foster a “healthy relationship” with their dad, according to Fox 2. “There is no reason why you do not have a relationship with your father,” another outlet […] Read More