IS THE AMERICAN JUDICIAL SYSTEM BROKEN?
IN MY OPINION: The judicial system in America is broken and no longer protects the constitutional rights of the American citizens!
On August 31, 2013, there was an Associated Press Release, by Investigative Reporter Charles Wilson stating; “Indianapolis Man accused as enforcer for motorcycle gang wants to plead no contest to racketeering.” I believe this news report demonstrates just how far government prosecutors will go to win cases and destroy the motorcycle clubs in this country.
I believe the courts have become nothing more than a political stepping stone for unethical media hungry prosecutors. They unscrupulously no longer protect the constitutional rights of American citizens and daily betray the oath they took to do so.
In this article the federal prosecutor claims that it isn’t enough that this man enter a no contest plea to the Racketeering charge. This is even though the court still could punish him as if he were found guilty at trial. But, that would let him accept individual responsibility.
It’s not enough that an individual is willing to accept responsibility for his own actions. Before he can enter a guilty plea the prosecutor demands he debrief and swear and sign a statement that the prosecutor’s version of events are accurate even if all or parts of it are completely false.
Furthermore, the prosecutor stated that allowing no contest pleas for Bowser and other Outlaws would undermine government efforts to dismantle the Motorcycle Club as a racketeering organization.
Like any government program the use of RICO laws to prosecute Motorcycle Clubs began small in the 80s targeting only 4 clubs, but has now grown to include over 500.
(1.) The problem here is that unlike Traditional organizations like the Mafia, Drug Cartels and Street Gangs, Motorcycle clubs aren’t organized for the sole purpose of profiting from criminal activity.
(2.) Today’s Motorcycle club members have families, they work or are retired and are responsible tax paying members of their communities. And, they are entitled to be treated as such.
(3.) Motorcycle clubs cannot truly be called secretive. How secretive is it when you ride a motorcycle, wear an identifying sign on your back and identify your clubhouses with large signs out front?
History shows us what happened when other governments selected and classified specific groups of individuals as undesirables and set out special rules to get rid of them. Because of the principles America was founded on, and belief in our Constitution, we went to war and destroyed them. Our constitution was supposed to protect us from government abuses such as this, but those protections have slowly been eroded.
I readily admit that there are individuals in the clubs who are involved in criminal activity, but that is true in almost every organization. This includes government organizations, agencies and law enforcement.
America is based on individual rights and responsibilities and our constitution guarantees those rights. Harassing and holding all members of an organization responsible for acts of a few is not just wrong, but is a violation of human rights and constitutional law.
Enough already, stand together with me and let’s fight for those rights,