The judge Nobody Wanted: The Lone Vet Reports Back on Wednesday
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Wednesday in front of the ninth Circuit Court in Portland Oregon
Joe Walsh from IFJ [Individuals for Justice] reports back on 3.7.12
Today was Wednesday, we were there to witness one of our leaders take his place on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, a man who will decide cases ranging from an inmate’s right to legal representation in our prison system to a whole range of other issues.
One day he may have to decide whether a person will get his freedom or stay in prison. Maybe there is a contract issue that one party does not like the conclusion of a lower court and is appealing; kind of important stuff if you are paying the cost of appealing a decision that you just know is wrong. This is what the 9th does day in day out, they make decisions that affect the very foundation of our judicial system. This may be the last place one goes for Justice and in my opinion, the most important court because if you lose at this level, after some attempts to have the Appellate Court think again about the case, you can only go to the Supreme Court and they only take very important cases, about 100 per year. So, what does it mean when you get a defective judge, a judge that has in the past sold his soul for a seat on the court; it means a lot.
Most people walking by our small group do not know who this monster is, never heard of Judge J. bybee. That is why we stand in the rain and cold, to tell them a story that is very hard to believe. Our biggest problem is getting people to believe the saga of this man who came close to destroying our Department of Justice and turning it into a Department of Torture. This man who said it is ok to beat children, to drive people insane, to make prisoners think they are going to die, allow a president to think he and only he has the power to allow the CIA to make families believe their children will be beaten to death unless we get the correct answers. All who played a part in this indefensible reign of terror must be brought to Justice, not for some political concept but because we must get our souls back as a nation.
We will annoy the court for two more days, Judge j. bybee will leave Portland on Friday and our protest will end, others will protest in their own way when he arrives in San Francisco, Nevada or maybe Seattle. We are dedicated to bringing all the war criminals to some level of Justice and sitting on the Court of Appeals is not one of our options, sitting in prison is definitely on the top of the list.
For Justice,Peace and *Laughter,
Joe Walsh-Lone Vet
Individuals for Justice http://individualsforjustice.com
Proud member of Oregon Progressive Party, http://progparty.org/
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Cell Phone Video from the 3/7/12 anti torture judges protest:
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Updated: Sunday, 25 March 2012 4:15 PM PDT