Prevalent Corruption In U.S. Justice System


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.

–Lorne Dey

Personal Liberty

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.

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  • Warrior

    What is amazing about our justice system is, judges are required to run for office under red and blue banners. Isn’t justice suppose to be “blind”?

    • Midlandr

      An elected judiciary should be required to be non-partisan. I agree, they should run under a “white” blindfold.

  • Don in Ohio

    I have said for years “There’s NO justice in the justice system.”
    Prosecuters hell bent on “convicting someone, anyone” just to look good.
    In many cases the real criminals go free time after time and otherwise honest people get the book thrown at them for minor things.
    The root of almost all evil is money, power is the rest.

    • Midlandr

      Precisely. I see it all the time in our local DA, whom I vote against.


    Hey Lorne, I have a so called attorney and DA that are fleecing a friend of mine. Interested??? reply to my comment.

  • Sharpshooter

    If you have money or power, you can “buy” justice, otherwise, bend over and kiss your *ss good bye!

  • DonnaAngelStar

    Welcome to the Banana Republic of the United States.
    We get the same “justice” here in the Latin American country I reside in, justice is what you can pay for.

  • Andy

    Boy did this article hit home for me. I went through this exact thing a few years ago, kept hiring another attorney trying to get one that would actually do something for me–went through three and $20,000+ (which I had to borrow) and still nothing was done. I was new to the “illegal” system that we have. I still believed in truth, justice and the American way; my ex’s lawyers and money ran roughshod over me. Did you know that it counts who gets to an attorney first and files papers? I didn’t. Did you know that these things are decided early on behind closed doors based on bribery or who you know, etc. and NOTHING you do can change the course. I tried. Now all I can do is warn others to stay away if at all possible.


    WTP are going to have to have a real “Trust but Verify” means to put a leash on our politicians and make character,integrity and morals the measure for holding office, term limits no retirement would begin putting merit as a means to hold and run for any political elected or appointed government office and the ten year national ballot sales tax would be a monetary way to budget and control the spending.. We need a leash folks,. one that WTP use to regain our representation and have our government accountable to WTP…We need reform,re-pare and reorganization and we had better knock down the walls and get it done..

  • Dr Moon

    The problem with the Justice System is that it has been poisoned by greed. It used to be the police, attorneys, Judges and Juries all had the same goal, find out the truth. Now days the truth doesn’t matter, it’s being the winner that counts. I had a friend who had a run in with our Justice System. He was jogging in a parking lot one evening when he fell and broke his leg a double compound fracture. He crawled and flagged down a car who called an ambulance. The police also showed up at the scene. He was taken to the hospital where he underwent five hours of surgery. When he awoke in his room, two police officers were there. He thanked them for helping him with the ambulance but before he started talking again one Cop accused him of being a child molester, Huh? They grilled, threatened and harassed him for hours, him being in a daze finally asked for an attorney and they immediately left. After a week he went home. He called daily to the police department and the DA to find out about these charges but no information was given, eventually he let it go. Three months later he receives a summons stating that he was being charged with Burglary, he was booked and given a $5,000 bond. It seems his estranged wife’s attorney was tight with the DA so he got slammed. He was going to plead not guilty because he hadn’t done anything wrong, but his attorney talked him into accepting a plea of trespassing. It seems he was given a certain Judge who hated Men and she always found them guilty, even giving one man an extra 30 days for wearing jeans. He was told he couldn’t win even without evidence, it was his word against two Cops and Cops always win. So he took the plea and was given SIX MONTHS IN JAIL for trespassing, with no previous record of any kind. It all comes down to a game for the people involved besides the defendant. The more arrest they get, the more convictions they get means more money from the Feds. So all that matters is making sure they maximize the profits at the peoples expense.

  • Asator88

    I had an great uncle that was an informant for the police. about a year or two ago cops pulled him over for speeding. They ended up dragging him out of the car, beat the crap out of him and broke his leg. He ended up in jail. When he was up for sentencing the next day the police decide to drop all the charges. My great uncle is 76 years old, is only about 5′ 5 and maybe weigh 120 pounds. I ended up apparently he had dirt on one of the two city officers that pulled him over.

    I could go on with this issue, I had a friend that ended up retiring for the local police department (Hagerstown,MD) and I heard one story after another. If you come through western MD make sure to go around Hagerstown.