from US CODE – (laws of the United States of America)
§ 1001. Statements or entries generally
(a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, whoever, in any matter within the jurisdiction of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of the Government of the United States, knowingly and willfully—
(1) falsifies, conceals, or covers up by any trick, scheme, or device a material fact;
(2) makes any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation; or
(3) makes or uses any false writing or document knowing the same to contain any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or entry;
shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 5 years or, if the offense involves international or domestic terrorism (as defined in section 2331
), imprisoned not more than 8 years, or both. If the matter relates to an offense under chapter 109A, 109B, 110, or 117, or section 1591
, then the term of imprisonment imposed under this section shall be not more than 8 years.
(b) Subsection (a) does not apply to a party to a judicial proceeding, or that party’s counsel, for statements, representations, writings or documents submitted by such party or counsel to a judge or magistrate in that proceeding.
(c) With respect to any matter within the jurisdiction of the legislative branch, subsection (a) shall apply only to—
(1) administrative matters, including a claim for payment, a matter related to the procurement of property or services, personnel or employment practices, or support services, or a document required by law, rule, or regulation to be submitted to the Congress or any office or officer within the legislative branch; or
(2) any investigation or review, conducted pursuant to the authority of any committee, subcommittee, commission or office of the Congress, consistent with applicable rules of the House or Senate.
My note – no you can’t lie to Congress, nor falsify information being relayed to them or to their committees nor in their hearings. But it sure seems to happen a lot since last year when the department of labor head falsified and “adjusted” figures being given to Congress, to the public testimony about the economy given by Paulson and Bernanke last spring and on through the year, when they had to have known it was like this all along. There were bank presidents that lied, mortgage company CEOs that did nothing but tell tales and lied their asses off – and they had to have known – as we all do now, but they chose not to make it evident to Congress last year, when asked.
I should look up those clips – just cause, things could’ve been resolved a lot sooner and with a lot less damage to the American people, if the truth about the situation had been clearly and honestly conveyed to Congress. They could’ve put their heads together and started enacting solutions before half of America lost their jobs, homes and businesses – and the damage spread across the economies of the entire world.
By Pete Williams
updated 6:02 p.m. ET, Mon., July 9, 2007
Executive Privilege – [in a country without a king? it isn’t 1955 – my note]
Dwight Eisenhower was the first president to actually use the term “executive privilege,” asserting it more than 40 times — the all-time record — in refusing demands from Sen. Joseph McCarthy, the communist hunter, who sought the testimony of White House aides.
A document in the Eisenhower library discloses (.pdf) that the president once told his staff, “Any man who testifies as to the advice he gave me won’t be working for me that night. I will not allow people around me to be subpoenaed and you might just as well know it now.”
“There is a stronger presumption in favor of executive privilege in those cases of White House advisers who are very close to the president, part of the inner circle, whose advice is really crucial for the day-to-day operations of the White House,” Rozell says.
Put simply, executive privilege is the concept that what happens in the White House stays in the White House. But the limits of its use are surprisingly untested in the federal courts.
Though its assertion is most often associated with the Watergate scandal, nearly all American presidents have claimed that making public the advice of their aides would destroy a confidential relationship.
When presidential aides decline to appear before Congress, for example as Henry Kissinger famously did in the Ford administration, Congress can issue a subpoena, legally requiring them to testify.
That’s when the president can say no and formally assert executive privilege. But its power is not absolute in getting aides off the hook. Congress can vote to declare them in contempt and refer the case to court for prosecution.
The legal procedure was last invoked in 1983, to compel testimony from an EPA employee, Rita Lavelle, over the Reagan administration’s handling of pollution cleanup. A jury deliberated less than two hours and found her not guilty of contempt, though she was later convicted on charges of lying to Congress in earlier testimony.
Interestingly, the lawyer who handled her contempt case for the Reagan administration was Fred Fielding, now back in the same position as White House counsel.
related content (found on the above link page)
Bush uses privilege to deny ex-aides’ testimony
Congress returns, ready to battle Bush
Lawyer: Bush told ex-staff to ignore subpoena
Nixon Resigns, 30 years later
Timeline: Downfall of the president
Quiz: How well do you remember Nixon?
Video: Nixon in China
at 06:12 on April 6th, 2009
I’m going to write mini-articles about all of the pictures that accompany this article. I don’t have the data on him at hand, but he was beaten black and blue. He is one of the prisoners who never made it to jail. Many people die in police custody at the scene of arrest – like a traffic stop. I have to check, but I think he is one of those. There is full information on each of these victims, however: http://www.geocities.com/prisonmurder/
Please take a look at the prisoner genocide website at the link above. Just click on each prisoner’s picture to see his/her death photos (in many cases) and read the story. The publisher informed me my brother, Larry Neal, arrested for misdemeanor charges related to his mental illness like vagrancy, is no. 26 on the home page, but his position may change as more inmates in jails and prisons are murdered.
ANOTHER MENTALLY ILL MAN has lost his life to prisoner abuse. This time the inmate was incarcerated in Fulton County, Georgia. Three prison guards beat the “loud, agitated” inmate beyond recovery last March, but only one was fired and recently arrested according to a report by The Atlanta Journal Constitution published March 21, 2009 (see excerpts below). This writer started reporting such accounts after the secret arrest and wrongful death of Larry Neal, her mentally ill brother who died in 2003 under secret arrest in the Memphis/ Shelby County Jail and his death was followed by an elaborate cover-up invovling numerous government entities and The (Johnnie) Cochran Firm. See a full account at this link:
Mentally Ill Patient’s Secret Incarceration and Wrongful Death Cover-up
United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia, Judge Timothy Batten presiding, issued The Cochran Firm summary judgment in the matter of Neals v. TheCochran Firm, dismissing the law firm’s fraud against the Neal family. The Neals’ lawsuit accused The Cochran Firm of pretending to represent Larry’s survivors while merely holding their lawsuits against the Memphis/Shelby County Jail and others inactive for the Tennessee statute of limitations to run. In fact, the managing partner of the Memphis office of The Cochran Firm was himself a Shelby County Commissioner, and the Shelby County Commission owns and operates the jail where Larry died. (See http://wrongfuldeathoflarryneal.com)
Chained Mentally Ill Prisoner
* Police Brutality | Photo 02
U.S. Code does not allow attorneys to enter false testimony in court even for high legal fees, it does not allow parties to a legal action to enter perjury, and neither is it legal to intimidate plaintiffs and witnesses. All of this was done, documented, and proved in our USDC case.
The important thing about the Neals v. The Cochran Firm case is that it shows how far people will go to violate and ignore the rights of African Americans and handicapped persons.
To secretly arrest a handicapped citizen, return him dead and deny explanations and official records to his family; allow corporations like Cox Enterprises, Inc. to ignore federal subpoenas to release advertising information for The Cochran Firm without censure; allow county jails to ignore federal subpoenas for release of records; take a fraud case and call it a malpractice case in order to justify summary judgment; ignore admissions by The Cochran Firm lawyer Angela Mason that she knew the color the vehicle that was following plaintiffs to intimidate plaintiffs or worse. ALL of these things were done in the case of Neals v. The Cochran Firm. All of these actions were excused in federal court by Judge Timothy Batten, just as Judge Wendy Shoob of Georgia Superior Court issued an order denying the existence of a Cochran Firm office in Georgia in 2006 while it was the most famous and widely advertised law firm in the state.
Friend of Mexican Immigrant Beaten to Death in Pennsylvania Gives Eyewitness Account of Attack
Luis Ramirez, a twenty-five-year-old Mexican immigrant, was beaten to death last week by a group of teenagers in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania. He was walking home last Saturday night when six white high school students brutally beat him while yelling racial slurs. Despite eyewitness testimony, no charges have been filed. We speak with Arielle Garcia, a friend of Ramirez who witnessed the attack. [includes rush transcript]
July 24, 2008
From Times Online
September 23, 2008
CEO murdered by mob of sacked Indian workers
Work protests coud threaten India’s economy
Rhys Blakely in Bombay
Update: Outrage as minister says attack ‘serves as warning’
Corporate India is in shock after a mob of workers bludgeoned to death the chief executive who sacked them from a factory in a suburb of Delhi.
Lalit Kishore Choudhary, 47, the head of the Indian operations of Graziano Transmissioni, a manufacturer of car parts that has its headquarters in Italy, died of severe head wounds on Monday after being attacked by scores of laid-off employees, police said. The incident, in Greater Noida, followed a long-running dispute between the factory’s management and workers demanding better pay and permanent contracts.
It is understood that Mr Choudhary, who was married with one son, had called a meeting with more than a hundred former employees who had been dismissed after an earlier outbreak of violence at the plant. He wanted to discuss a possible reinstatement deal.
A police spokesman said: “Only a few people were called inside. About 150 people were waiting outside when they heard someone from inside shout for help. They rushed in and the two sides clashed. The company staff were heavily outnumbered.”
Other executives said that they were lucky to escape with their lives. “I locked my door from inside and prayed they would not break in. See, my hands are trembling even three hours later,” one Italian consultant told reporters.
More than 60 people were arrested and more than 20 were in hospital yesterday.
A spokesman for the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry said: “Such a heinous act is bound to sully India’s image among overseas investors.”
The murder has stoked fears that outbreaks of mob rule risk jeopardising the sub-continent’s economic rise. Thousands of violent protesters recently forced Tata, the Indian conglomerate that owns Land Rover and Jaguar, to halt work on a plant being built to produce the world’s cheapest car, the £1,250 Nano. The move could result in £200 million in investment costs being written off.
Tata stopped work three weeks ago, saying that it could not guarantee its workers’ safety at the factory in the state of West Bengal. The billionaire industrialist Mukesh Ambani said that the Nano crisis showed how protesters were creating “a fear psychosis to slow down certain projects of national importance”. Other companies, including Vedanta, the London-listed mining company, have encountered similar problems in India.
In a statement issued from Rivoli,Italy, Graziano said that some of Mr Choudhary’s attackers had no connection with the company.
Sources: Asian Week, Times archives
HCSO: Man Beaten To Death
POSTED: Wednesday, April 15, 2009
UPDATED: 7:41 am CDT April 15, 2009
HUMBLE, Texas — A man was beaten to death in north Harris County on Tuesday, deputies told KPRC Local 2.
Harris County Precinct 4 deputy constables got a call about an injured man in the 7000 block of Foxbrook Drive at about 9:45 p.m.
Two witnesses told deputy constables that two men beat 34-year-old Lonnie Cruthird. He died at the scene.
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit took over the investigation.
Detectives said the men got away in a mid-1990s, white Chevrolet Caprice.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
HCSO: Man Killed For Rims
POSTED: Monday, April 20, 2009
UPDATED: 1:24 pm CDT April 20, 2009
HOUSTON — A man has admitted to robbing and killing another man for his rims, deputies told KPRC Local 2.
Harris County sheriff’s deputies said two deputies at a storefront on Aldine Mail Route heard gunshots at about 3 a.m. Sunday.
One of the deputies went to the Exxon station on the corner of Aldine Mail Route and the Eastex Freeway, where he found a man’s body in the parking lot.
The second deputy spotted a Cadillac with chrome rims leaving the scene at a high rate of speed. The deputy chased the car on the Eastex Freeway.
Investigators said someone in the car threw a weapon and a ski mask out the window. The chase ended shortly after the driver ran over spike strips, officials said.
The driver, Tedderick Batiste, was arrested and admitted to killing the man found dead at the Exxon station, deputies said. Batiste told deputies that he wanted to steal the man’s rims.
The vehicle Batiste drove in the chase belonged to the shooting victim, investigators said.
Batiste has been charged with capital murder.
The victim’s name has not been released.
Somebody is Killing Black Mothers and Daughters in PG County ?
1 Year-Old Lilianna Goodmann Beaten to Death By Mama’s “Boyfriend” for Being “Disrespectful” While Others Watch
March 15th, 2009 | Uncategorized
Today we interrupt my two-week blogcation to morn the beating of Lilianna Goodmann.:
A 14-month-old girl who police said was severely beaten by her mother’s boyfriend died Friday afternoon.
Lilianna Goodmann had been at the Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent since Wednesday. She was taken off life support at 3:30 p.m. on Friday after a scan showed no brain activity, said Indianapolis police Sgt. Paul Thompson. SOURCE
This story was sent to me by WAOD reader Lorraine.This baby was beaten by her pregnant 21-year-old “Mother’s” ( I use that word loosely) boyfriend who was 18-years old. What is more ri-dayum-diculous is that this child was beaten for 4 hours while other adults in the apartment did nothing. The mother was injured when she tried to intervene…when in hour 1, 2, 3 or 4??
The War on Black Women isn’t about us being “Offended” by raunchy lyrics or videos. Its about a culture that devalues human life. All human life. Here we focus on the devaluation of the lives of Black women and girls- and we’re unapologetic about it! We won’t be silent to make folks feel better.
Whether its because someone wants to make a profit or demonstrate their superiority by beating the hell out of a defenseless baby – its devaluing another human being’s life. No one apparently was living out the greatest commandment in that apartment which is to LOVE. To be willing to lay down your life for a friend… or a 1 year old baby being beaten for FOUR HOURS. Its called 9-1-1. Was dialing three digits too much to muster.
There will be no marches marking this child’s passing. There will be no demands from the local Black community for justice for this child. In fact, the most vocal members of the community will be those defending the accused and at some point you can expect them to talk about his poor downtrodden life and the fact that he’s an 18 year-old expectant father as mitigating circumstances.
To everyone who is saying “this is the most horrible thing I’ve ever heard in my life,” you haven’t been reading this blog very long (RIP Ebony Dorsey and Daniyah Jackson). Apparently this scenario is quite common:
Don’t be the like degenerates who will watch a baby be beated for four hours and look away and do nothing. The cost of silence is too high.
Boy beaten to death while mom serves in Iraq
Woman’s boyfriend charged with murder after 4-year-old found dead in bed
updated 4:44 p.m. ET, Sat., May 26, 2007
CALUMET CITY, Ill. – A man beat his girlfriend’s 4-year-old son to death after she left the boy in his care while she was deployed to Iraq, police said.
A judge denied bond on Saturday for Donell Parker, 23, who is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Cameron Smith. Parker was charged Friday, a day after the boy was found dead in his bed in a suburb south of Chicago.
Judge Frank Castiglione said at Saturday’s bail hearing that Parker showed a “wanton disrespect for human life.” Prosecutors told the court the boy suffered multiple rib fractures, damaged internal organs and swelling around his brain.
Parker told police he beat the boy, but would not say why, said Calumet City police Chief Patrick O’Meara.
Parker’s lawyer, Marcos Reyes, said his client denied all the charges.
Cameron was punched in the head, stomach and chest, and whipped with a belt from Tuesday to Wednesday evening, O’Meara said. An autopsy found he died of blunt-force trauma to the abdomen and head, O’Meara said.
The boy’s 7-year-old sister and 8-year-old brother had also been in Parker’s care, and they were unhurt, O’Meara said. They were put in the custody of their maternal grandparents after Cameron was found dead.
The boy’s paternal grandmother in Columbus, Ga., said she was shocked.
“I just can’t believe the baby was beat to death,” Sherry Smith told the Chicago Tribune. “It hurts me because we weren’t there to protect him.”
Cameron’s mother, Sgt. Lavada Smith, 28, was headed back to Illinois Friday after spending only ten hours at her new duty station in Iraq.
She was called to active duty in April with her Army National Guard unit and was sent to Fort Benning, Ga., on May 12 in preparation for deployment, said Lt. Col. Alicia Tate-Nadeau, an Illinois National Guard spokeswoman.
Family members said Cameron’s father, Gary Smith Jr., 27, had been deployed to Iraq last August and last saw his three children on a brief leave in January. O’Meara said the children’s parents were separated.
Family members said the Smiths had been married for eight years, and had both been in the military most of that time. O’Meara said Lavada Smith had apparently been living with Parker for about a year.
Child Beaten to Death by Drunk Teen, Sister Acting Out Game
By Brian Crecente, 7:12 AM on Thu Dec 20 2007, 41,325 views (Edit post, Set to draft, Slurp)
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A 7-year-old’s sister and her boyfriend were charged Tuesday with child abuse resulting in death after the two beat and kicked the Colorado girl to death as they were acting out fights from Mortal Kombat, according to arrest affidavits.
Heather Trujillo, 16, and her boyfriend, Lamar Roberts, 17, of Westminster, are being held on $100,000 bond.
Zoe died on Dec. 6 from blunt force trauma to her brain and central nervous system. According to the Weld County Coroner her right wrist was broken, her body had more than 20 bruises, her neck muscles were bleeding and skin near her tongue had been torn.
According to the arrest affidavits, Trujillo told investigators she and Roberts were babysitting Zoe (Garcia) and her twin, 3-year-old sisters, while their mother worked at the Corral Bar about five blocks away.
Trujillo said they were acting out the video game “Mortal Combat” by savagely hitting and kicking Zoe, even dropping her on her side, which broke her wrist. Roberts, who claimed to be a martial-arts expert with his hands registered as “lethal weapons, said Zoe had asked him to stop hitting her but that he didn’t because “…I was drunk.”
Roberts said he had performed a back kick on her, then kicked her again as she ran toward him. She fell back and didn’t get up. She had stopped breathing, and Trujillo and Roberts waited 15 minutes before calling for help.
They said they put her in a bath, which temporarily revived her, but that she stopped breathing again. Roberts said he cracked an egg in her mouth “to see if she was messing around with them.”
The egg went down her throat, the affidavit stated.
Finally, the mother and paramedics were called. Zoe was taken to the Northern Colorado Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.
A witness told investigators that she asked Roberts whether Zoe had asked them to stop. “Yeah, she told me to stop,” he said. Asked why he didn’t stop, he said, “I don’t know; I was drunk.”
I can’t even begin to express both my sincere sorrow for the loss this family must be going through now and my disgust at these teens who decided to get drunk and beat a child to death.
Sister charged in “Mortal Kombat” death of 7-year-old [Denver Post]
Teens charged in death of girl, 7 [Rocky Mountain News]
2 year-old Muslim girl beaten to death last week in Chicago…Where is the outrage?
April 12, 5:41 AM 53 comments
On the night of April 5, Orland Park police arrested Nour Hadid, 26 after paramedics rushed her 2 year-old niece Bhia to Palos Community Hospital. The little girl was unconscious and died from severe injuries to her brain and kidneys, which she sustained during four days of beatings.
Emergency room doctors said that her tiny body was covered with at least 55 bruises. Assistant State’s Attorney Debra Lawler told reporters that Bhia had been beaten over and over with wooden spoons by Hadid.
The Jordanian national, who was apparently enraged because her husband accused her of stealing money from him. Hadid has confessed to the murder.
Orland Park Police Chief Tim McCarthy said: “She outlined in detail how the child was abused.”
Of course, Hadid has been charged with the murder of Bhia Hadid and is being held without bail. Her next court hearing is scheduled for April 30.
While the cable and network news outlets have been filled with coverage of the tragic disappearance and murder of Sandra Cantu, along with the ongoing saga of the Caylee Anthony murder, and Haleigh Cummings abduction, not one minute of coverage has been given to the murder Bhia Hadid.
Volumes both in print and online have been written about the little Cantu, Cummings, and Anthony girls, but I have yet to see one article devoted to Hadid except for very brief statements on the case from Chicago-area media outlets (Orland Park is just outside Chicago).
In fact, the only outrage that has been expressed in this case is from the Muslim community, who are outraged not over the little girl’s brutal murder, but over the fact that Nour Hadid was not allowed to wear her headscarf for her mugshot.
Dr. Mohammed Sahloul, chairman of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Chicago, expressed his outrage to the Southtown Star by saying: “they should respect the modesty of the accused.”
Hadid’s husband Alaeddin said the mugshot was an “insult against our religion.” He has promised to sue the Orland Park Police Department for the photo. He has expressed no similar outrage over his wife beating to death their 2 year-old niece.
Why has the national media chosen to ignore the horrific murder of 2 year-old Bhia Hadid?
This poor little girl had no one to defend her during her short life, that sad fact has changed very little in death.
My note –
This is the America where we live – the only real options for male partners beat your child to death or beat you to death because they want to – or the police beat you to death or the mental health system abuses you to death –
thanks a lot – Mr. Executive Privilege – that’s the America you have given us.