PHILADELPHIA CHAPTER

!Constitutional Laws and Justice in America ! The Association of Americans for Constitutional Laws and Justice (AACLJ) Erosion of our Constitution, Laws as "Instruments of Oppression", Human Rights Violations, Prosecutorial Misconduct, Subversion of the Criminal Justice System, Truth in Sentencing!

"Where shall we seek justice when the injustice of power is our destruction?" Euripides

As the founders of our country realized over two centuries ago, a power that is accountable to no one but itself is accountable to no one. "Nemo agit in seipsum".

"As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there's a twilight where everything remains seemingly unchanged, and it is in such twilight that we must be aware of change in the air, however slight, lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness." Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas

This is an Educational site only. Bookmark and visit the AACLJ Philadelphia Chapter site and other AACLJ sites frequently for updates, interesting articles, and useful links. Learn what is happening to our civil rights and to our Constitution. Learn how new laws are being used to deprive you of Constitutional protections. Help us restore Truth and Justice in our System of "Justice".

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UNDER CONTINUOUS CONSTRUCTION (last update July 15, 1999)

Association of Americans for Constitutional Laws and Justice(AACLJ)

What We Support:

We support constitutional laws and a Judicial system which operates with fundamental fairness and is consistent with the principles of justice, compassion and truth. We support high ethical standards for government attorneys and our Judiciary.
 

What We Encourage:

Our Constitution and the Bill of Rights are not outdated historical documents that need to be be trashed. They are perfect documents drafted by the forefathers of our nation, people of great vision, to protect our God-given unaliable rights as free people. Often, many of these rights are being taken away fom us under the pretext of "laws" and under only an "Appearance of Justice". We encourage you to take action to protect our Constitution by writing to your elected representatives in Congress about the misapplications of laws and the injustices they have produced. Our fundamental rights as citizens of this Great Nation are being threatened. We need to raise the collective conscience of all Americans that our Nation needs to return to the Founding Principles, to our Constitution, and to the justice and fairness of common law.

What We Oppose:

We oppose unconstitutional laws.We oppose human rights violations and oppression through the misapplication and abuses of laws intented for other purposes. We oppose the criminalization of political targets through the fabrication of "crimes" and "evidence". We oppose the undermining of our criminal justice system by government attorneys operating with their own secret agendas. We oppose manipulation of Grand Juries to rubber-stamp improper prosecutions. We oppose judicial tolerance of egregious misconduct by federal prosecutors. We oppose judicial proceedings that only give the Appearance of Justice and a Facade of Due Process.

Please read on and visit our links so that you can learn the truth behind the "Drug War", the "Money Laundering statutes" and other laws that have been legislated purportedly to fight drug traffickers, terrorists, and organized crime but often used for other purposes.

Find out about continuing abuses of drug-legislated "laws" that have nothing to do with drugs. Learn about the inhumane and disproportionate sentencencing that is inflicted on Americans for alleged minor offenses. Learn how our constitutional rights are being violated by the same government officials who have the responsibility of defending them.

 

 

 

 

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's long awaited series of articles by Bill Moushey

 

 

CONTENTS

The Constitution of the United States

Constitution. by James Madison

After the Fall of Justice - When Justice Leaves the Courtroom (Article)   
Laws as "Instruments of Oppression"

The Misapplication of the Money Laundering Laws

"Atidrug Legislation" - The Money Laundering Laws.

The Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) of 1970 / The Comprehensive Money Laundering Control Act of 1986 / The Money Laundering Control Amendments of 1988./The Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988

The "Sting" Money Laundering Statute (18 U.S. Code, Section 1956 (a)(3)

Title 18, U.S.C. Section 1956 - 1957- An Overview of The Money Laundering Statutes

The potential for abuse of the money laundering laws

An Example of Money Laundering Law Misapplication

The Unconstitutionality of the Money Laundering "Sting" Statute, Title 18, U.S. Code, Section 1956 (a)(3)

Forfeiture Laws

An Essay You Must Read About the "New Laws" and the Rape of our Constitution.

Welcome to Future Felons of America

Abuses of the Seizure Laws as Reported by the Press

Opposition Grows to Seizure of Property in Drug War Law Allowing Asset Seizures Sparking Anger / Opposition. Albuquerque, New Mexico, Journal

Laws Allowing Seizure of Property Of Suspects Come Under Attack, Wall Street Journal

Forfeiture Law Hits Innocent Citizens. by Jack Anderson, Washington D.C. Newspaper

Prosecutorial Misconduct

The Epidemic of Prosecutorial Misconduct

A Wave of Prosecutorial Misconduct

Misconduct of Prosecutors Examples of Abuses and Excesses

Unfair Prosecutorial Tactics in "Sting" Operations and Prosecutions

Prosecutorial Misconduct in "Sting" Money Laundering Cases

Public Criticism of the Misapplication of the "Money Laundering" Laws and of the "Plea-Bargain" Practices of Government Attorneys.


Prosecutorial Misconduct "Convicting the Innocent" by James McCloskey, Director of Centurion Ministries, Princeton, N. J.

 National Association of Criminal Defence Lawyers Prosecutorial Misconduct Page.

Law Enforcement Abuse & Prosecutorial Misconduct as reported by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Prosecutorial Misconduct: Examples of Cases Listed By Category (interesting site)

Help Stop Law Enforcement Abuse & Prosecutorial Misconduct (National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers NACDL)

Prosecution or persecution? If Justice won't clean up its act, Congress should. Editorial by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

Former DOJ Officials Advise Curbing Prosecutorial Excess

Curbing Prosecutorial Excess: A Job for the Courts & Congress. Article By Arnold I. Burns (former Deputy Attorney General of the United States), Warren L. Dennis (former trial attorney at the Department of Justice) & Amybeth Garcia-Bokor July 1998 [The Champion]

Legislation to Strengthen Oversight of Prosecutors

CITIZENS PROTECTION ACT OF 1998 Bipartisan Legislation (H.R. 3396) to Prevent Prosecutorial Abuses. As of May 14, 1998, 135 Members of Congress Have Cosponsored this Bill. See Listing of Cosponsors (153 as of June 10, 1998). Caselaw Examples of Prosecutorial Misconduct.

Member of Congress Murtha Seeking Prosecutor Limits

Help Stop Law Enforcement Abuse & Prosecutorial Misconduct - A site to submit your stories of misconduct and/or ethical rules believed to have been violated.

Example Case of Prosecutorial Abuse of the Charging Function

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Report on Prosecutorial Misconduct in Dr. George Pararas-Carayannis' Case

UPDATE ON Dr. George Pararas-Carayannis (July 1999): Summary: Dr. George Pararas-Carayannis' cruel, unusual, and disproportionate punishment is being perpetuated indefinitely in violation of the Eighth Amendment. The government attorney obstructed the Court's agreement. The BOP reneged on its agreement with the Court to file for compassionate release. Both the BOP and the Court now claim no jurisdiction. Dr. Carayannis has been denied Due Process protection guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. He has been placed in a state of perpetual legal limbo, described by the court as "never-never land".

New Complaint filed with the Office of Professional Responsibility of the Department of Justice(JUNE 1999)

 

Complaint filed with the Office of Professional Responsibility of the Department of Justice

International Scientist Facing Long Prison Sentence
Violations of Constututional Due Process Right
Affidavit of Dr. George Pararas-Carayannis.
A Letter from George

Who is George?

Brief Biographical Summary
Publications
The Tsunami Page of Dr. George P.C. and Dr. George P.C.'s Home Page

Special Bulletin by The Support Committee

Internationally Renown Scientist's Dr. George Pararas-Carayannis' Cruel and Unusual Punishment

The "Money Laundering" Prosecution

This particular case is highlighted as an example in illustrating how some prosecutors abuse their charging functions under the new "antidrug laws". More than $4 million of taxpayer's money was wasted by government prosecutors to fabricate a victimless "financial thought crime."

Documentation Part 1. (Excerpts and Transcripts from Court Records Illustrating Prosecutorial Misconduct, Violations of the Rules of Evidence, Procedure and Due Process.)

Trial Testimony of government undercover officers and key government prosecution witnesses admitting misconduct

Government Appellate Brief distorted, intentionally misrepresented, and willfully mischaracterized "facts" .

Excerpted testimonies of other government witnesses

Documentation Part 2. (Additional Excerpts and Transcripts Illustrating Prosecutorial Misconduct)

Petition for Writ of Certiorari in the Supreme Court of the United States of America..The U.S. Supreme Court Denied Review of Petition (Dec. 3, 1996) appealing 9th Circuit's opinion that the "GOVERNMENT NEED NOT PROVE NOR REPRESENT" the elements of the offense in a money laundering "sting" for conviction.

Sentencing Issues

The Truth About Sentencing Reforms

Facts and Statistics Related to Imprisonment of Americans
The Costs of Mandatory Sentencing

The United States Sentencing Commission and the Sentencing Guidelines

The Sentencing Reform Act of 1984
The Criminal Fine Enforcement Act of 1984. The Difference Between Sentencing Guidelines and Mandatory Minimums

AACLJ Letter to Congress on Unwarranted Sentencing Disparities as a Result of Abusive Charging and "Plea-Bargain" Practices by Government Attorneys in Money Laundering Prosecutions
AACLJ Commentary on the U.S. Sentencing Commission's Proposed Guidelines on Laundering Monetary Instruments
AACLJ Recommendations to the U.S. Sentencing Commission on Proposed Guideline Amendments on Laundering Monetary Instruments.
The Need for Offense Levels to Comport with the Seriousness of the Defendant's Offense Conduct.
Consistency and Appropriateness in the Use of the Money Laundering Statute.
Charging and Plea Practices of Federal Prosecutors with Respect to the Offense of Money Laundering.
Disparities in Sentencing for Money Laundering Offenses.
AACLJ Conclusions and Recommendations Concerning the Proper Application of the Money Laundering Laws for Proper Charging and Just Sentencing. The Urgent Need for Guidelines

Petition to Amend or Repeal the Money Laundering "Sting" Statute, Title 18, U.S. Code, Section 1956 (a)(3).

U.S. Sentencing Commission's Proposed Amendments to Mandatory Sentencing Guidelines for Money Laundering Offenses. The Amendments Sent to Congress in 1995.
(P.L. 104-38) The Law which Prevented the Commission's Amendments to Money Laundering Sentencing Guidelines from Taking Effect
Short Legislative History of P.L. 104-38 and H.R. 2259
Vote of the House Judiciary Committee on H.R. 2259

Prisons and the Treatment of Prisoners

The George Hansen Story: (Torture American Style: "Diesel Therapy")

Notes from the Underground: Part 1: Management by Torture (Article by Robert M. Rees on Crime, Brutality, and Atrocities in Halawa Prison in Hawaii)

ACTIONS BY the Association of Americans for Constitutional Laws and Justice

Restoring our Faith in our Government and our Justice System
AACLJ Plan

WHAT YOU CAN DO

How to Help

Voice your opinion to Congress Contact information given by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Write to Your Representatives and Senators about the Misapplication of the Money Laundering and other Statutes, Disparities of Sentencing and About the Need for Appropriate Constitutional Implementation of the Laws.

Write to the U.S. Sentencing Commission about the Need to Amend the Sentencing Guidelines

Copy and send the Petition to Repeal the Unconstitutional "Sting" Money Laundering Statute, (Title 18 U.S.C. Section 1856(a)(3))

Provide us with your Comments.

Download, Duplicate, Distribute, and Publish on your Web Site Any Material from this Page

Join AACLJ / Start a Chapter of AACLJ in your Geographic Region

Links to Help you Find and Contact your Representatives and Senators in Congress

The United States Senate

Senators of the 106th Congress

U.S. House of Representatives, 106th Congress

House Committees

Member and Committee Information - 106th Congress

Write Your Representative

Lobbying & Legislative Research

Thomas For the House - Bills etc. Federal Legislative Information

Congressional Quarterly

General Accounting Office

General Printing Office

House of Representatives, Internet Law Library

House and Senate Rules

Roll Call Online

Voting Records

Additional Government Links

The White House

The President's Cabinet

U.S. Department of Justice

Office of Professional Responsibility responsible for investigating allegations that Department of Justice attorneys have engaged in misconduct

U.S. Sentencing Commission

The Federal Information Center

Library of Congress

Online Legal Research

Court Decisions: Appellate & U.S. Supreme Court

Legal Online Services & Publishers

Related Subjects/Resources

Civil Liberties, Due Process, & Forfeiture

Communications, Privacy, & Freedom of Speech

Death Penalty

Drug & Alcohol Resource Information

Prisons

Miscellaneous

State & Local Courts, News, & Misc. Legal Resources

Links - Interesting Articles and Information.

United Nations Commission on Human Rights

Amnesty International

Info about Amnesty International

Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM)

American Civil Liberties Union ACLU

U.S. Citizens Human Rights Commission

FIJA Home Page (Fully Informed Jury Association)

Coalition For Federal Sentencing Reform

Constitutional Guardians of America: A site dedicated to the restoration of Justice, Freedom, and Constitutional Government to America, by removing Lawyers from elective office outside the judicial branch, through the ballot box or the courts.

Centurion Ministries

The Schiller Institute in Denmark

Executive Intelligence Review (EIR)

We the Sheeple - A Criminal Justice Bulletin Board

Restoring America

Foundation for Truth & Justice

IRS Abuse Reports (Reports of Abused Taxpayers)

Justice Department Corruption (Article)

U.S. Law: Neither Truth nor Justice (Article by Lyndon LaRouche)

Legal Systems and Their Reforms

Defrauding America

Cointelpro Revisited

Cointelpro -Spying and Corruption (Article by Brian Glick)

Money Laundering and forfeitures

The Death Penalty is Wrong!

Native Hawaiian Sovereignty Article by William H. Rodgers, Jr.,Washington Law Review, Vol. 71:379, 1996

The Independent Jury's Secret Power Article By Don Doig, National Coordinator, Fully Informed Jury Association, FIJA.

Terrorism Legislation Threatens Constitutional Rights

"The Keepers and the Caged"

Deep Politics

Deep Times News

Land of Entrapment

Jeff Head's Liberty Page

Truth Radio Network

Mike Sanders' Case and Complaint filed with the Office of Professional Responsibility of the Department of Justice

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