Lorne Dey Archive
Lorne Dey is a freelance writer living in Colorado. He has been following politics since in his early 20's and is deeply concerned about where the United States is currently headed politically. He believes that fundamental change is needed at all levels of government and can only be brought about by a grassroots effort from conservative-minded Americans who believe in the soundness of our nation's founding documents. Email this author.
Have you ever heard of being arrested and charged for a crime that you might commit? If you live in Kansas and are unlucky enough to get in the evil crosshairs of Assistant U.S. Attorney Terra D. Morehead, it is a distinct possibility. Especially when you consider that her boss, Barry Grissom, U.S. Attorney for the District of Kansas, has not responded to any of the factual evidence against Morehead and her false prosecution of Jose Velasco-Veyro, as detailed in Too Fast, Too Furious: Jose Velasco-Veyro Faces False Federal Charges.
Velasco-Veyro was unjustly named on a November 2012 superseding indictment along with five other Hispanics, including Ramon Chavez Sr. and his “mentally deficient” son, Douglas Chavez, as part of an alleged gun trafficking operation.
We all know about the deadly mistake made by the Justice Department authorizing and releasing guns to cartels and common criminals in Mexico, and this “Fast and Furious” gun-running scheme remains a blemish on Attorney General Eric Holder’s reputation. It, however, is being obfuscated by something more insidious: entrapment and further cover-up. The Justice Department is trying to divert attention from its own wrongdoings by framing certain innocent Hispanic-Americans for gun-running schemes that the Justice Department itself initiated. Further, by taking these law-abiding people, violating their civil rights by depriving them of medicines and placing them in dungeon-like cells, they prove themselves to be anything but the “Justice Department.
US~Observer presents an article that should outrage every American. Demand accountability!
How do innocent people find justice in America? This is a valid question because, all too often, people don’t find justice in America’s legal system. The editors and investigative reporters at the US~Observer can attest to that firsthand. For more than 22 years, the US~Observer has worked hard and done what most attorneys fail to do. It has vindicated more than 4,200 people who had been wrongfully charged with or convicted of a crime.
Apart from the Innocence Project, which generally doesn’t take cases unless they are tied to DNA, there is absolutely nowhere except the US~Observer that innocent people can turn after the so-called American justice system has attacked them.
As a writer for the US~Observer, I’m accustomed to finding injustice within government and the justice system; but one injustice among many from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, is particularly shameful.
I’m talking about the fines that people will have to pay for not signing up for having their money taken and receiving little, if anything, good in return from Obamacare. Many people who don’t have healthcare now don’t because either they don’t want it or can’t afford it.
Basehor, Kan. — US~Observer Special Report — When the act of bullying comes to mind, one tends to think that it is primarily a problem that kids and school principals have to deal with. But sometimes it’s an issue adults must cope with as well. Such appears to be the case for Jason Cory, who worked as a police officer in Basehor, Kan., from September 2007 to July 2010 and is now suing the city for his wrongful termination.
Cory’s lawsuit alleges that although many city officials considered him an exemplary officer, during his nearly three years on Basehor’s police force, he was regularly “ridiculed and belittled” by Police Chief Lloyd Martley and his right-hand man, Lieutenant Robert Pierce.
Before I began investigating legal cases as a journalist for the US~Observer, I had no idea how corrupt the justice system has become in many of America’s States and counties. I soon learned that in such places the American system of law has begun to resemble what I used to fear in Third World or underdeveloped countries like Mexico. Sadly, and it appears all too often, far too many Americans become casualties of these criminally unjust systems.
The first mistake typically made by victims is hiring the wrong attorney, who is more concerned about getting paid than he is in vigorously representing his client. Then, before the victim can fully fathom his precarious predicament, he winds up in front of a judge who is better at practicing cronyism than he is at dispensing fair and just law. Meanwhile, the victim’s disinterested lawyer is either an accomplice, unable or unwilling to do anything about the injustice.