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It’s a New Day for Judicial Oversight in America

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Or so claims National Judicial Conduct and Disability Law Project, Inc., a U.S. legal system reform advocate — and so far, the U.N. Human Rights Council seems to agree.
A campaign of National Judicial Conduct and Disability Law Project, Inc.
A campaign of National Judicial Conduct and Disability Law Project, Inc.

ATLANTAJune 19, 2019PRLog — April 2, 2020 is the date set by the U.N. Human Rights Committee (HRCmte) for the United States of America to report on its compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).  America earlier agreed to receive a list of issues from the HRCmte, presumably that the U.N. treaty body wants addressed in America’s ICCPR report.  The HRCmte finalized that list at its 125th session which began on March 4, 2019 and ended on March 29, 2019.

National Judicial Conduct and Disability Law Project, Inc. (NJCDLP) is among the civil society organizations that provided the HRCmte information for developing its “List of issues prior to submission of the fifth periodic report of the United States of America” on implementation of the ICCPR.  Today, by joint letter, NJCDLP asks President Trump, U.S. Attorney General William Barr, and State Department official Mr. Scott Busby to ensure the HRCmte’s April 2020 deadline is met.  The U.S. legal system reform organization also asks to be consulted in preparation of America’s 2020 ICCPR report.

Since 2016, NJCDLP has been formally reporting on America’s legal system as part of a campaign known as Opt IN USA.  Through the reports, Opt IN USA “submits that America lacks effective avenues of redress and relief for the role of its judges in objectively discernible, national patterns of persistent U.S. legal system abuse.”  On October 10, 2018, the U.N. Human Rights Council (a U.N. charter body) determined the contentions are not “manifestly ill-founded”, and arguably deemed them true.  With that development, according to NJCDLP, America’s practice of merely “pooh-poohing” harsh critics of its legal system must end.  Writing for NJCDLP and its community mobilizing body, retired Police Chief Gordon L. Wiborg, Jr. and veteran good government activist Mr. Brian Kinter explain that the practice  “increasingly seems too widespread and subjective to be a hallmark of human rights protection.”

NJCDLP seeks to “meet with all government agents involved no later than Monday – September 23, 2019.”  NJCDLP pledges that its delegation will work with the Trump Administration in good faith if extended the opportunity.  The organization’s outreach makes the case that “America never conspicuously embraced a legacy of inadequate judicial oversight, and can certainly start preempting it now.”

Learn more about Opt IN USA by visiting https://www.facebook.com/Opt.IN.USA/ or https://www.thethirddegree.net/opt-in-usa

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Dr. Zena Crenshaw-Logalcorru
NJCDLP Executive Director
***@njcdlp.org

Another Push for U.S. Law Enforcement Whistleblowers

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Coalition features two former U.S. Law Enforcement Whistleblowers
Coalition features two former U.S. Law Enforcement Whistleblowers

ATLANTAApril 8, 2019PRLog — Sixteen grassroots good government advocacy groups with a combined total of nearly 20,000 members, are proposing a new way for President Trump, his Attorney General William Barr, and Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, as well as Ohio Governor Mike DeWine to demonstrate that Blue Lives in fact matter to them.  According to the coalition’s spokesperson, Dr. Zena Crenshaw-Logal, the group is calling out “Black, Brown, and Blue Lives Matter advocates who watch U.S. law enforcement officers get crucified for exposing misconduct and corruption in their departments.”

In an April 8, 2019 letter to President Trump, Mr. Barr, and Governors Lee as well as DeWine, the sixteen NGOs under the banner of Opt IN USA, harken to assertions “that our Department of Justice (DOJ) has long turned a proverbial blind eye, even when U.S. law enforcement whistleblowers (LEWs) advise it of retaliation against them through atypical if not outright specious criminal prosecutions.”  The letter explains, “(t)his outreach is part of a multi-faceted, grassroots effort to secure exoneration of former Tennessee Deputy Sheriff Mark P. Lipton and former Ohio Deputy Sheriff Maurice Morris, respectively.  Yet it is not merely a response to their personal plights as former LEWs.”

A 2016 article chronicling Lipton’s and Morris’ plight and referenced by the coalition’s letter is titled “How To Get Away With Career Murder: The Unconstitutional Blueprint for Systematically Purging Whistleblowers from U.S. Law Enforcement“.  In light of that article, the coalition proposes that “all U.S. government agencies are obliged to suspend their deference and activate whatever oversight they have in regard to prosecutors who are at least negligent in addressing the prospect that probable cause was fabricated to precipitate retaliation through criminal prosecution of one or more LEWs (and perhaps any U.S. sworn public officer) for their work-related whistleblowing.”  According to the group, “(t)hat negligence may coincide with retaliatory selective prosecution, and if the potentially targeted sworn public officer(s) cannot access government machinery to attempt proving his, her, or their innocence as readily as government process can be used to supposedly prove the contrary, any resulting conviction is constitutionally infirm.”

Crenshaw-Logal addresses the rights of Americans to thorough government investigations in a recently published article titled “When Guys in Dark Suits Want to Ask You A Few Questions”.  Former deputy sheriffs Lipton and Morris are focal points of that article as well.  The featured coalition letter to President Trump and other U.S. officials is linked at the end of the article.

Learn More @ https://www.usa-investigation-priorities.biz/post/when-gu…

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Dr. Zena Crenshaw-Logal
c/o The Rod Logal Center for Justice
***@comcast.net
(404) 590-5039

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