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.
After months or years of hiring a series of fresh lazy and/or unprincipled attorneys and coming before the same nefarious brotherhood of dishonorable judges who all preside over the same district, the victim is often completely broke, in jail or both. But the syndicate has done its job; it has successfully transferred the victim’s and his family’s assets into the local coffers or the attorney’s bank account, to further enrich those who practice their own version of fraud within it. All of this has been brilliantly outlined on the US~Observer’s “Falsely Accused” page.
What I am most amazed at is these bureaucrats who appear to be devoid of consciences carry out this destruction of innocent lives with cold-blooded indifference.
Fortunately, society as a whole has yet to degenerate to the low level of corrupt bureaucrats, as these practitioners of fraud still don’t want the general public to know what they do behind closed doors and in relative obscurity. And that is where I begin to really enjoy my job working for the US~Observer by exposing these corrupt attorneys, prosecutors, trustees and judges, along with their actions to the light of day and public scrutiny.
Our justice system’s corruption is like a ravaging cancer that, if unchecked, destroys everyone within its clutches — including the perpetrators — and contributes to the overall downfall of a society.