Attorney Malfeasance Eroding Real Justice

note by nash: [Attorneys are generally corrupt, having become attorneys only in order to become rich.  That makes you, the client, nothing more than a check writer, a cow to be milked, a sheep to be fleeced.  You are not “a human being” because they are not human beings either.  They are godless atheist amoral overlords who are members of an exclusive priesthood whose membership is above the law as long as the other members take the same cold-blooded, self-serving, elitist attitude when it comes to accountability to the client and to the public.]

Frustrated and tired, the words spilled from his mouth in disgust, booming in his deep powerful voice, “Attorney’s are thieving, corrupt, sons of bitches.” Ed Snook, lead investigator with the US~Observer, shook his head and looked toward the ground. He was at wit’s end. He continued softly about one of the stories he is working on, “We showed up at the courthouse early to talk with the attorneys who had told us they were ready for the upcoming trial. When they got there I asked them if they had subpoenaed the three key witnesses that vindicate their clients, and each one said, ‘what witnesses?’ Can you believe it? They’ve had these cases for nearly nine months and they don’t know a single thing about the cases they are representing! Even after we told them that they needed time to get these witnesses handled, two of them went into court and told the judge they were ready to proceed with trial! How can they be ready for trial, unless they just don’t care about their clients. And they don’t! They’re corrupt!”

Snook has seen his share of the “Injustice System” over the past 20-plus years investigating and fighting for the rights of thousands of falsely accused individuals who have sought out his expertise. Even though he is not an attorney and does not dole out legal advice, there is no one better at putting together a defense strategy with an attorney. He likes to say, “It’s all about the evidence.” It’s evidence that the US~Observer gathers when researching a story. It’s evidence that, for the most part, is never discovered by a lone attorney, as legal practice now appears to be nothing more than paper-pushing and court appearances, rather than researching and fighting for a client by using evidence. They don’t even like to return phone calls to clients, a fact I’m sure thousands who have used an attorney’s services can verify. And the most absurd fact is that most want their clients to take plea deals. They don’t care if they’re innocent!

It all comes down to economics. For instance, let’s say you hire an attorney to represent you in a criminal proceeding — and you are absolutely innocent — for a retainer of $50,000.00. Most assuredly you will find that very near your trial date your lawyer will be asking for more money. They do this because they know you are vulnerable and desperate. Then, when you get to court, they tell you the state has a pretty good case and that if it were them facing these charges, they’d take the deal and only spend a fraction of the time in prison because if you don’t, you could go to jail for a long time. They seem sincere. They act like they are representing your best interest. But really they see the simple fact that if you take the plea, they have just earned one heck of a payday. Why? Because they never even did any research or investigation into your case, whatsoever! They probably didn’t even think about you until they were faced with a meeting or a court appearance.

A man who never graduated from school might steal from a freight car. But a man who attends college and graduates as a lawyer might steal the whole railroad. — Theodore Roosevelt

Or, let’s turn it around. You are absolutely innocent and the district attorney has very little credible evidence of any wrongdoing. As a matter of fact, the DA has all the evidence in the world suggesting you didn’t do anything, yet the prosecution continues. Charges get stacked and a plea deal is offered. This is all economics as well. Every time a plea is taken, it is considered a conviction. How many times have you heard DAs flaunting their conviction percentages when it comes time to discuss next year’s budget? But, guess what? They aren’t convicting only the guilty — and they know it!

According to the Federal Government’s Bureau of Justice Statistics, up to 12 percent of all state prisoners are factually innocent.

While Snook was so adamant about attorneys being corrupt, he admits that not all lawyers are shysters. “I was just at my wit’s end,” he said, talking about his frustrated rant. Who can blame him?

In my opinion, attorneys, along with everyone else involved in the justice system, seem to be just a little too concerned with the bottom line. As is said on the US~Observer investigations page, “Welcome to the largest racket in history.”

We have the heaviest concentration of lawyers on Earth — one for every five-hundred Americans; three times as many as are in England, four times as many as are in West Germany, twenty-one times as many as there are in Japan. We have more litigation, but I am not sure that we have more justice. No resources of talent and training in our own society, even including the medical care, is more wastefully or unfairly distributed than legal skills. Ninety percent of our lawyers serve 10 percent of our people. We are over-lawyered and under-represented. — Jimmy Carter, Remarks at the 100th Anniversary Luncheon of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, May 4th, 1978.

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Mark Gennaro

Unfortunately the facts contained in this article are just the tip of the Iceberg. There is so much corruption in the Courthouses in america that it will take a complete Federal intervention with new forced checks and balances mandated on Judges and Attorneys in order to uphold and restore Justice to America. The problem is that they are untouchable without accountability to the rest of society. They must be held accountable financially for their misconduct or they will continue to throw people under the bus so to speak simply to crack their nest egg and suck the yolk out…..regardless of innocence or guilt. They have been given the power to rule in the abscence of accountability or adherance to the Law, the rules of the court, or the spirit of Justice. Unless new Federal checks and balances are mandated on Judges and Attorneys don’t expect things to get better……the will get worse.

WV is called a Judicial Hell Hole. Lawyers love the ability to file frivolous law suits. Most are settled since it is cheaper than spending $30,000 or more to fight it in court. Insurance companies love to settle… for the insured’s deductible! Lawyers also love that there are no limitations on non-economic awards. A recent case that began as a $100,000 suit wound up with a court award of $50 MILLION!!!
Due to the WV legal system, banks know that every business is just one lawsuit away from bankruptcy. Banks require a low of 75% collateral and more often 100% to 150% collateral on business loans, and accounts receivable are not counted as collateral. Other states will issue business loans with 25% collateral and accounts receivable are counted as collateral. Investment capitalists know this as well. The judicial system is why investors and businesses avoid WV like the plague. This is why WV is one of the most poverty stricken states. This is why our children must leave the state to find a decent job. This is why WV is the only state to lose population since the 2010 census and will lose another U.S. Congressional seat after the 2020 census.
Why does this not change? Because the lawyers control the WV State Legislature. They donate heavily to the campaigns of candidates that will not change these aspects of the judicial system. Lawyers more often than not become the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Delegates. Lawyers always are the Chairmen of both Judicial Committees. No legislation passes to the floor for a vote without their approval. As long as the lawyers have their cash cow, they could care less about jobs and poverty in WV.

Courts follow British Admiralty Law of the Sea, and not Common Law as they should. Lawyers are only loyal to The Bar Association, and not to their clients. If you appear in court, ask the judge if they can prove in writing that they have jurisdiction in the matter (most do not). If you have a trial by jury, make sure YOU notify the jury about jury nullification (judges & lawyers won’t).

Good article. Unfortunately for their clients, they get paid whether they win or lose. I have long been an advocate of public websites for attorney ratings. If you notice, the average person cannot find lawyers track records anywhere, unless you are another attorney in the bar. There must be a site developed that displays the case outcomes, and allows reviews and comments.



About arnash

“When you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect.” - Mark Twain - Politicians and diapers - change 'em often, for the same reason. "Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other." Ronald Reagan "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." William F. Buckley, Jr. “The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.” - Bertrand Russell The people are the masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert it. Abraham Lincoln “Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.” - George Orwell “Satan will use a lake of truth to hide a pint of poison”.
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