Saturday, March 25, 2017

I Now Support Abolition of the Death Penalty

I once tried to buy a briefcase in the souk of Fez, Morocco. I said, this looks like plastic, and you are charging for leather. He replied, it is European leather. Ah, I said.
I now support abolition of the death penalty.
1) We should have the European death penalty. It is quite lively, and it is called, suicide. The US prisons accomplished the greatest achievement in psychiatry of the 20th Century, at no cost, no program, no treatment, no additional staff. They nearly eliminated prison suicide by a warden policy change. Meanwhile suicide in European prisons is massive;
2) The opiate overdose epidemic will be causing the attrition of the violent criminal class. That will be thanks to Chinese imported carfentanyl, an opiate 10,000 times more potent than morphine. It standard use is by veterinarians needing to deeply anesthetize elephants for prolonged major surgeries;
3) CRISPR/cas9 technology will soon fix the defects that result in criminality and in addiction. These defects were well described in the mid 19th Century. This change will be despite the all out obstruction by the lawyer profession, trying to save their totally worthless, and toxic, government, make work jobs.
The law, a worthless form of rent seeking, is in deep failure. It never addresses problems, only technology does.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Computers Should Replace all Prosecutors, Judges, and Jurors in a Trial

Prosecutorial discretion is a  euphemism for total lawyer personal bias, incompetence, and idiocy. There is no group in our nation that is stupider than the lawyer profession. Students in Life Skills class, learning to eat with utensils, and to put on shirts on their own, would represent a marked upgrade in decision making if placed on the Supreme Court. They would have 10 times the common sense than the mentally crippled lawyers now controlling it.

Robots running legislative enacted algorithms should be making all prosecutorial decisions. Death penalty, even in absentia, to anyone trying to hack one. As usual, only technology will rescue us from the plague of lawyers besieging this nation. Lawyer prosecutors can be re-hired to roll one into court.

Chess has 37 possible moves. Computers beat all humans long ago. Go, the Chinese board game, has a billion possible moves. Recently, a computer beat the best human Go player. It made a move the champion said no human could have thought of.

Legal decisions are far closer to the limited game of chess, than to the vast game of Go. A computer should even be able to look 10 moves ahead.

If people do not like the outcomes of computerized legal decisions, they have the recourse of electing legislators who will change the algorithms.

Computers making errors should be liable in torts, as should their programmers, as should the legislatures causing damages by their carelessness in writing the algorithm. Due to the nature of sentencing decisions, and the far higher standards of performance of a sentencing computer, the wrongful decisions should be subject to strict liability.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Surprising Mental Health Results

I thought they were all nuts.

Cat ownership not linked to mental health problems
University College London New
New UCL research has found no link between cat ownership and psychotic symptoms, casting doubt on previous suggestions that people who grew up with cats are at higher risk of mental illness.

Recent research has suggested that cat ownership might contribute to some mental disorders, because cats are the primary host of the common parasite Toxoplasma Gondii (T. Gondii), itself linked to mental health problems such as schizophrenia. However, the new study, published in the journal Psychological Medicine, suggests that cat ownership in pregnancy and childhood does not play a role in developing psychotic symptoms during adolescence. The study looked at nearly 5000 people born in 1991 or 1992 who were followed–up until the age of 18. The researchers had data on whether the household had cats while the mother was pregnant and when the children were growing up.

"The message for cat owners is clear: there is no evidence that cats pose a risk to children's mental health," says lead author Dr Francesca Solmi (UCL Psychiatry). "In our study, initial unadjusted analyses suggested a small link between cat ownership and psychotic symptoms at age 13, but this turned out to be due to other factors. Once we controlled for factors such as household over–crowding and socioeconomic status, the data showed that cats were not to blame. Previous studies reporting links between cat ownership and psychosis simply failed to adequately control for other possible explanations."

The new study was significantly more reliable than previous research in this area since the team looked at families who were followed up regularly for almost 20 years. This is much more reliable than methods used in previous studies, which asked people with and without mental health problems to remember details about their childhood. Such accounts are more vulnerable to errors in recall which can lead to spurious findings.

Previous studies were also relatively small and had significant gaps in the data, whereas the new study looked at a large population and was able to account for missing data. The new study was not able to measure T. Gondii exposure directly, but the results suggest that if the parasite does cause psychiatric problems then cat ownership does not significantly increase exposure.

"Our study suggests that cat ownership during pregnancy or in early childhood does not pose a direct risk for later psychotic symptoms," explains senior author Dr James Kirkbride (UCL Psychiatry). "However, there is good evidence that T. Gondii exposure during pregnancy can lead to serious birth defects and other health problems in children. As such, we recommend that pregnant women should continue to follow advice not to handle soiled cat litter in case it contains T. Gondii."

Monday, March 13, 2017

Sell, Sell, Sell

Sell your DC Beltway region home, before all those federal employees have to move out.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Reply to Doximity Request for Nominations of Psychiatric Hospitals Offering the Best Care

Most academic hospitals are staffed by trainees. Their supervisors spend only half their time on patient care, and have half the experience of clinicians.
Furthermore, all hospitals are now subject to implacable pressure from insurance companies to discharge patients after a few days. So the sole care that takes place in hospitals is to provide some eyesight supervision for dangerous patients. They are loaded up on medications with strong sedative side effects to quiet them. That way they may be discharged safely, with a lesser risk of litigation against the hospital for malpractice. Most psychiatric medications take weeks to work, since the brain is a very slow changing organ.
Upon discharge, the sedative side effects wear off after a couple of weeks, and the patient is back to his original level of distress and dangerousness.
There is no quality psychiatric hospital care in the United States. Any result you may come up with will be quite misleading to desperate families.
David Behar, MD

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Snail Venom Potential Alternative to Opiates in Chronic Pain

Feb 20, 2017 1:00 PM
A tiny snail may offer an alternative to opioids for pain relief. Scientists at the University of Utah have found a compound that blocks pain by targeting a pathway not associated with opioids. Research in rodents indicates that the benefits continue long after the compound have cleared the body. The findings were reported online in the February 20 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The opioid crisis has reached epidemic proportions. Opioids is highly addictive and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. The medical community is in need of alternative therapies that do not rely on the opioid pathways to relieve pain.
“Nature has evolved molecules that are extremely sophisticated and can have unexpected applications,” begins Baldomera Olivera, Ph.D., professor in biology at the University of Utah. “We were interested in using venoms to understand different pathways in the nervous system.”
Conus regius, a small marine cone snail common to the Caribbean Sea, packs a venomous punch, capable of paralyzing and killing its prey.
In this study, the researchers found that a compound isolated from snail’s venom, Rg1A, acts on a pain pathway distinct from that targeted by opioid drugs. Using rodent models, the scientists showed that a9a10 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChR) functions as a pain pathway receptor and that RgIA4 is an effective compound to block this receptor. The pathway adds to a small number of nonopioid-based pathways that could be further developed to treat chronic pain.
Interestingly, the duration of the pain relief is long, greatly outlasting the presence of the compound in the animal’s system.
The compound works its way through the body in 4 hours, but the scientists found the beneficial effects lingered. “We found that the compound was still working 72 hours after the injection, still preventing pain,” said J. Michael McIntosh, M.D., professor of psychiatry at the University of Utah Health Sciences.  The duration of the outcome may suggest that the snail compound has a restorative effect on some components of the nervous system.
“What is particularly exciting about these results is the aspect of prevention,” said McIntosh. “Once chronic pain has developed, it is difficult to treat. This compound offers a potential new pathway to prevent pain from developing in the first place and offer a new therapy to patients who have run out of options.”
The researchers will continue to the next step of pre-clinical testing to investigate the safety and effectiveness of a new drug therapy.

Testing a new nonopioid compound
Previous research had shown that RgIA was effective in rodents, but the scientists wanted to ensure they had a compound that would work in people. To do this, they used synthetic chemistry to engineer 20 analogs of the compound. In essence, the scientists started with a key (RgIA) that fits into a lock (the pain pathway receptor a9a10 nAChR). Using the key as a template, they developed new keys (analogs) with slightly different configurations.
The scientists found one key that best fit the lock: the analog RgIA4 tightly bound to the human receptor.
To test whether the compound relieved pain, the scientists administered it to rodents that were exposed to a chemotherapy drug that causes extreme cold sensitivity, as well as hypersensitivity to touch. “Interactions that are not normally painful, like sheets rubbing against the body or pants against the leg, becomes painful,” said McIntosh.
While the untreated rodents experienced pain after exposure to the chemotherapy drug, rodents given the compound did not experience pain. Nor did rodents that were genetically altered rodents to lack the pain pathway receptor. This work demonstrates that a9a10 nAChR acts as a pain pathway receptor, and that RgIA4 prevents the receptor from being activated.
Most pain medications available today work through a limited number of pathways and are not sufficient to alleviate chronic pain. “RgIA4 works by an entirely new pathway, which opens the door for new opportunities to treat pain,” said McIntosh. “We feel that drugs that work by this pathway may reduce burden of opioid use.”
McIntosh and Olivera collaborated with colleagues from University of Utah, University of Florence, Italy, A.T. Still University, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Kineta, Inc., Seattle, and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Salt Lake City.
The research was funded by National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, and Kineta, Inc.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Class Action Claim by Prisoners on Death Row Forced to Die of Natural Causes by Delaying Tactics of Defense Lawyers and of Appellate Judges

More than 90% of us will die a prolonged, painful, and humiliating death, preceded by loss of many functions. And, we have not killed anyone, nor been convicted of any crime.

The use of ipse dixits, expressions of false feelings, and inappropriate hyperbole by the lawyers, in arguments against the death penalty serve to churn up controversy. The latter is to sustain the lucrative death penalty appellate business. It is in bad faith.
I would like to see a reverse litigation. The rent seeking lawyer has delayed the execution so long, that most condemned die of natural causes, the above prolonged, painful, and humiliating death mentioned above.
So, the murderer of little Jessica died of anal cancer after prolonged torments by the medical profession, including diagnostic procedures, surgeries, chemotherapy. His estate should have sued the appellate lawyers and judges for a wrongful death. They caused his horrifying torments. They did so with knowledge of his cancer and its agonizing and humiliating consequences. This finding should subject these cruel and greedy lawyers to exemplary damages for malice. To deter.
I know the rent makes the lawyer cruel, heartless and inhuman. Given a choice, anal cancer and its medical management or the firing squad, which would each of the lawyers here pick for themselves or for a loved one.
I would support an aggregate claim by all condemned prisoners who died of painful natural causes as a result of the appellate lawyer's irresponsible obstruction of the death penalty for wrongful and horrifying death by natural cause. The claim would be by the class of condemned prisoners against the classes of appellate lawyers nd and of appellate judges. The self dealt immunities of the judges would violate the due process rights of the plaintiffs, and violate any state constitution provision granting access to the courts.

No method of execution comes close to the cruelty of the natural deaths of death row inmates. Appellate lawyers and judges should be deterred.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Two Trends are Rushing Headlong at Each Other, Intelligent Robots and CRISPR/cas9. And, It Is Just in Time.

Machines are 100 times better than living beings. Compare a car to a horse, a computer to 100 clerks with pencils, and an excavator to 100 men with shovels.

That advantage will soon be here in intelligent machines. See the Wired article on the contest of Go, the Chinese board game, between man and machine.

In chess, there are 37 possible moves at each play. Computers beat all humans long ago. In Go, there are a billion moves, each play, according to the article. A computer beat the human Go champion. He said, the computer made a move no human could have conceived of.

Skillful activities, such as medical care, are more in the category of chess, not in the category of Go in complexity. Goodby to all professionals. Surgeons, you can be rehired to lift the patient onto the operating table, for the best surgery you have ever seen by a robot. Judges, you can be rehired to yell, “All Rise,” as a judge robot, better than any judge who ever lived, is wheeled into the court.

That leaves one function for people, creativity.

CRISPR/cas 9 must increase the creative ability of human beings, as a whole, by 1000 times.

Why Are Arrest and Re-Arrest Rates Used in Crime Policy Debates, and Not Rates of Crime Victimization?

Why would the lawyers use a figure that has no relationship to reality, that is so easily changed by order of politicians, and by order of corrupt police officials, all worthless government employees, stealing our tax money?

The reason is obvious. Crime rates are not important. Arrest rates are important. Each arrest means work for three lawyers, the prosecutor, the defense lawyer, and the asshole in the middle, on the bench.

This is about criminal lawyer employment policy and law.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Iowa Legislator Wants Party Registration Balance in University Faculty Hiring 

Who is smarter, the rich or the poor? Who is more likely to vote Republican, the rich or the poor? The rich are too intelligent to teach. The lower functioning, left wing faculty is merely reporting on the achievements of the intelligent rich to their students, no matter the subject matter. Forcing universities to find greater balance would force them to hire achievers, instead of the all the left wing losers now indoctrinating our kids into failed Communism, for nervy, exorbitant tuition.

I doubt such a law would be found constitutional, especially in any state affiliated university. I spent three great years at the University of Iowa. It was a kind of paradise of Americana. I rarely encountered left wing ideology, mostly technical learning took place. More recently, University of Iowa has made the news for left wing politically correct policies.

I suggest another approach than this legislation. It is likely to be constitutional. Punish the universities by slowing, decreasing and withholding funds until the administration is replaced by a more patriotic crew. The legislature can tell the courts, there is just not enough money to go around. They will quietly purge the faculty of partisans disloyal to our American values.

The same tactic should be done at the federal level. End the "in your face" threats of the Trump administration, put in office to clean up;

1) start to stealthily squeeze funding to all disloyal jurisdictions, universities, and other institutions receiving government funding. There is no reason the government has to fund people who want to take down this country. Make the checks later and later, smaller and smaller, and then not coming at all;

2) use the power of audits and regulatory oversight. Given the millions of rules, these have a 100% chance of finding violations;

3) litigation to deter discrimination against current targeted groups;

4) start to impeach appellate judges for their rulings, and not for trivial collateral corruptions;

5) target disloyal legislators, funding primary challengers, Tea party style.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

From The Volokh Conspiracy

There should be presumption of organ donation. Instead of checking off that one wants to be a donor, one should check off that one refuses to be a donor. Presumption of donation increases donations ten fold in comparable jurisdictions around the world.

The Kelo mentions only property, not real property. It therefore applies to chattel and corpses are chattel. The government should take corpses, and crush families that refuse to cooperate.  The idea of donating organs to feeding the worms or burning them in cremation is idiocy.

Because of their self dealt immunities, violence against legislators, regulatory officials,  and appellate judges has full justification in formal logic. These are not even human beings. They should be attacked but not killed. If they are killed they will be replaced by grateful competitors.  Included on the hit list should be religious leaders or ethicists, including doctors, opposing a market place for organ donations. They believe they know the interests of the donors better than they do. They are mostly elitist and stupid.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

The Police and Sleep

Email sent to the Professional Standards Division of a Town Police Department

I would appreciate a brief meeting, mostly to listen to your side of the story, and to your concerns and objections to a change in Department policy on sleep. I do not want to be advocating any change with a naive and incomplete information about the situation.

If you wish, I can provide information about sleep for your review.

1) Famous disasters involving sleep, including the destruction of the space shuttle, the Challenger;

2) sleepy people are as impaired as legally intoxicated people on standardized tests of performance, such as on driving simulators (would you allow a visibly intoxicated officer to get into a department car or to answer a call?);

3) the department itself causes sleep problems by requiring night shift officers to testify in the daytime;

4) the department punishes sleepy officers, inducing a cover up of the problem rather than a solution to it;

5) it is unknown if sleep is a factor in adverse police incidents; for example, it is unknown if the officers were sleepy when they blasted a law abiding black immigrant, taking a wallet out of his pocket; and NYC had to pay $millions in compensation; but the incident was in the middle of the night.

I did receive a copy of your rule on fitness for duty. I lost my copy, and would appreciate another copy. As I recall, it requires that officers arrive fit for duty.

I would like to change to a more realistic, real world wording.

Officers may self report sleepiness, with impunity. If a supervisor discovers sleepiness, sanctions could take place. The officer should clock out, go to a car or elsewhere and try to go to sleep fully for a minimum of a half an hour. If refreshed, clock back in, return to work.

If duty requires that officers respond despite being sleepy, they may have a dose of prescribed Modafinil, 200 mg, a medication FDA approved for shift worker sleep disorder.

In future investigations by your division, you will include a question about the alertness of the officers at the time of the incident. You will then add up the fraction of incidents involving impairment from sleepiness.
I do not have an easy answer to thinness of coverage, and now we are having sleeping officers, out of circulation. That is why I would like to hear your side of the story.

Monday, January 2, 2017

 Probation or Parole Sharking 

 The officials practicing it might see the same penalties as loan sharks.

This is a game several parolees and probationers have told me about. A remedy should be included in any reforms.

Three months before release, the authorities find a violation. Example? Mother's vacuum cleaner is in the trunk of the car. It is not stolen. It is borrowed, with permission, to clean the house. This violation results in a $3500 fine, an extension of 5 years, and impounding of the car and of the vacuum cleaner. The latter is not returned to the mother. There is no legal recourse. The penalties are without any hearing.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

The Decarceration Game

The decarceration movement will continue. It will have liberal and conservative supporters among the lawyer profession. Each side will use its own pretextual justifications. The left will hold the vicious black thug as a victim of racism. This plan is exemplified by collaborator to the white lawyer establishment overlord, and pro-criminal advocate, Michelle Alexander, author of the New Jim Crow. She is a colleague to Prof. Berman. The right wing lawyer will falsely claim smaller government, and saving money on prisons. Both will really be promoting more lawyer employment and rent seeking.

The result is already evident. The murder of minorities has increased. The increase is great enough that it may become an effective, efficient and rapid alternative to the defunct death penalty. One problem is that the death penalty will also apply to little girls skipping rope in front of their homes, as the vicious clients of the lawyer drive by.

One response will be to hire more police, and it goes without saying, far more lawyers. This will cancel the savings from closing prison beds. So the growth of government will still be promoted by that back door. It will transfer tax money from rural prisons to urban police and lawyer institutions.

Coincidentally, the agents of the prosecution, the police, have also been fettered by the Ferguson Effect and by Draconian federal, Obama DOJ, consent decrees. Other departments see that, and will fall in line without prosecution or litigation. So, the growth in their numbers will be a sham exhibition of false piety by the lawyer. The greater number of police will consume the tax savings of decarceration, as will the greater employment of lawyers on both sides. These fettered officials will lean back, and watch minority victims get murdered by the client of the lawyer profession. The black crime victims lose. The white tax payers lose. This is a perfect arrangement for the lawyer profession.

The murder solution rate is now 60% in the country. It is 30% in Chicago. It is 0% in Honduras. Each has a murder rate an order of magnitude greater than the last. Each is more procedure saturated and overlawyered than the last. Each is also more decarcerated than the last, of course.

At some point, the public will understand this game. The latter is not a prediction for 2017. It is a prediction for 2027.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

It was dogma that there was no addiction before puberty. Not so for video addiction.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The Adversarial Legal System

The adversarial system originated in the disputation methodology of a church based philosophy. It was a method to arrive at some truth or conclusion on difficult questions.

1) It violates the Establishment Clause because of its religious origin;

2) it is an atavistic and ridiculous 13th Century method;

3) it has no external validation as a proper method; it does not even have established rates of inter-rater reliability nor test-retest reliability; these do not establish validity, but are necessary before testing validation;

4) it puts the verdict in the hands of fresh grads from law school, who know very little, and excludes the brightest and most experienced person in the court from participating in verdict finding, the judge;

5) empirically, it results in both unacceptably elevated rates of false positives and false negatives, contributing to our sky high crime rates;

6) it is expensive and turns a trial into a theater production, mostly to generate lawyer fees for worthless services, defrauding the tax payer;

7) it brings opprobrium on the lawyer profession, their looking like argumentative jackasses;

8) its stentorian tones, its location in a room that resembles a church, alienates the process from its owners, the tax payer, stupid people putting on a stupid show (bring back wigs);

9) it is probably irrelevant to the jury, as likely to decide a verdict on the likability of a chesty female lawyer as on the complicated facts;

10) it adds further delay in the legal system filled with lazy, do nothing, big government worthless tax sucking parasites, moving the cases ever so slowly.

Lawless, outdated, worthless, lawyer quackery, expensive, stealing of tax money. The adversarial system just sucks and should be scrapped entirely.

Inquisitorial judges, trained as judges, not as lawyers, should lead the investigation,  with judge values, not lawyer values. They should be liable for their mistakes in professional tort liability, and judged according to professional standards of due care. The lazy and slow should be fired.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Path to First Amendment Enforcement in Private Entities

You own a home. The deed has the boundary line in the middle of the street, and certainly includes the sidewalk in front of the house. If you do not shovel the snow from that sidewalk, you may be fined by the city. It is considered your property.

The sidewalk is your property. It is a public accommodation. Can you exclude people in protected classes from your sidewalk? No. If protesters with a viewpoint want to set up a picket line, in the correct time and manner, may you exclude them based on their viewpoint? No.

Facebook is a private corporation to whom the First Amendment does not apply. However, it is not the dining room of the property. It is the sidewalk. It may not exclude people, or ban, or punish people based on viewpoint. It is the ultimate public accommodation, the ultimate sidewalk portion of the property, with 1.5 billion invitees.

I support an aggregate claim against Facebook, and compensation of $10 Billion to those who have been banned based on viewpoint.

To my Gay Friends, Run. It's a Trap. Gay Marriage.

A non-religious objection to gay marriage is that it elevates friendship to the legally privileged status of marriage. That is an attack by government on the authority of the family. Gay marriage degrades the legal status of marriage, which has the sole purpose of procreation. It makes it the same as a union between any two casual friends.

The family is 10 times more effective at imparting moral behavior on its members, including adults, than government is. So the family is under attack by the lawyer profession and must be crushed. Gay marriage is only one front. There are 10 other fronts of attack.

The bastardy rate among blacks is at 70%, and marriage is dead in that group. Among whites, in the 2010 Census, it soared to a shocking and devastating 40%. There are no significant genetic differences between the races. All disparities in social pathologies are explained by the bastardy rate. Darker skin blacks from Africa, with their traditional family values, and opposing gay marriage, outperformed whites in that same Census.

Gay marriage advocates must be held accountable for the degradation of the white family, and its catastrophic consequences to the country. They have no conscience. They care only about their selfish, left wing, big government, rent seeking interests. They are not even gay advocates. They are shills for the lawyer profession, seeking to generate more work for divorce lawyers. They want to degrade the family, and to promote greater government dependency as is the case among non-immigrant blacks. They are left wing ideologues, big government advocates, not real gay advocates.

Gay marriage was a lawyer idea, not a gay idea. The members of this left wing and naive group do not know that. Because of the collapse of marriage among heterosexuals, the family law business was reeling. They came up with this idea, to plunder the assets of highly productive and well to do gays. Gays have markedly above average incomes, and must be targeted by the lawyer profession.

Being gay does not make one stupid. Complying with left wing cultural fashion trends makes one stupid. In jurisdictions with long standing gay marriage laws, very few gays are falling for that lawyer set trap. For example, in France, only a few thousand gays a year are stupid enough to get married.

In Pennsylvania, the wealthier spouse must pay the legal fees of the poorer one in a divorce. In Pennsylvania, change a diaper on kid, you are considered the parent because of care, not because of genetics. DNA testing on the Maury Show has no effect on being declared a parent, only providing care. The court takes the viewpoint of the child, "I love you, Mommy." Change a diaper, you are on the hook for child raising expenses to college graduation, or $250,000. You numskulls supporting gay marriage, and actually getting married, will be paying the fees of the lawyer destroying your family and your life. You will be paying the child raising cost of a child that is not yours, that you do not see, and that you may not even like, it's being a little entitled brat.

The rate of divorce is the same as that of heterosexual couples. Advocates who claim it is lower are making a simple arithmetic error.

Run, it's a lawyer set trap.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Term Limits

We are frustrated by politics, and are proposing to limit terms automatically, by law.

Couple of problems to consider.

1) It takes 10,000 hours to get good at any skill. We would be firing people who have learned their business;

2) Inexperienced elected officials would shift power to their unaccountable, unknown, experienced staffs, mostly rent seeking, big government lawyers;

3) incumbents are nearly impossible to get rid of, so enact direct voting on issues, in all US jurisdictions, as California Initiatives do. This is direct democracy. These drive politicians crazy.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Victims Rights Movement as Lawyer Quackery

Paul Cassell and this phony victims' rights movement is appalling. It is a Trojan Horse for increasing lawyer employment. Victims will soon get the right to counsel to navigate the complicated legal system. And, that is the real reason for this movement.

The real victims' right is the right to not get victimized. The sole path to that right is public self help, and the killing of violent criminals. These violent criminals are protected by the lawyer profession. They generate massive government make work jobs. Victims now generate nothing and may rot.

The real victims' right is to sue the police, the judges, and the juries who allowed the criminals to victimize them, in deviation from professional standards of due care. These horrible, self dealing, rent seeking, worthless government workers will not stop the criminal or they would lose their jobs. Despite the false lawyer decisions, the police does have a duty to the individual, the one that pays his salary with heard earned tax money.

The victim has a right to compensation from civil forfeitures. Instead, the police keeps all of it for itself, stealing from innocent people, and failing to compensate crime victims.

The victim who does defend himself is always the one prosecuted, and destroyed by the legal system. The criminal never gets prosecuted by lawyers like Cassell. The message is, depend on the worthless government make work police.

Cassell ignores these problems, because he is a rent seeking lawyer, trying to fleece the tax payer.

Victim statements are attestations. They are not cross examined in violation of Fifth Amendment due process right to a fair hearing.

Victims should be forced to state how they profited from their victimization. For example, they are boohooing they lost their father. This father was a child abuser. His murder was a tremendous benefit to all those around him. That benefit should be credited to the defendant.

False statements by victims should no longer be immunized, but prosecuted instead, as perjury.