~~ Noam Chomsky, American Linguist and Philosopher
So this is goodbye, eh bro? Hate to see you go but not for the reasons you might think. It’s been nearly a year since I first began this one-way blind pen pal relationship with you, oh and what a year it has been. Remember the above referenced quote bro?... it brings back so many memories. Yeah, I hate to see you go bro and so too does The IRP6 - you know the guys your justice department framed for mail and wire fraud in an attempt to steal their groundbreaking software, Case Investigative Life Cycle or CILC.
Ironic is it not that software acronym spells silk as in the smooth as silk way your corrupt justice department employees in Colorado framed Clinton Stewart, Demetrius Harper, David Banks, David Zirpolo, Kendrick Barnes and Gary Walker. Furthermore, your supporters have the nerve to celebrate you as a champion of civil rights, equal rights and gender equality. Funny I see no mention of doing right. Yeah, I went there bro, because as much as I admire you for your accomplishments considering all that I am sure as a black man in the era in which you were raised you faced, I nonetheless remain deeply disappointed.
I have come to the realization that in spite of intentions men and women who enter politics most certainly end up abandoning whatever initial intentions they may have had, the do-good-intentions. I was speaking with my niece Torrie last night, and we were discussing the difference in behaviors of cats and dogs. Torrie dropped some serious knowledge on me when she informed me that dogs adopt the behaviors of their owners but that owners adopt the behavior of their cats. Fascinating isn’t it bro? Reminds me so much of what happened to you; you went in to train and tame the system, but in the end, the system trained and tamed you.
You see bro, I am sure the man you were before the system got a hold of you, and trained you in the misguided ways of ‘greater good’ behavior - you sir would have never allowed what happened to those six great men to happen. No sir bro, I know your type. I was raised around black men such as you. Black men who believed in family, discipline when necessary, education, and more than anything equal justice in the eyes of the law. Where is that man bro? What happened to that man?
Let’s take a stroll down memory lane shall we, and revisit something from my first letter to you, bro. Below is what you said about the late Senator Ted Stevens’ case when you first took office as Attorney General, “I have determined that it is in the interest of justice to dismiss the indictment and not proceed with a new trial,” adding, “the department must ensure that all cases are “handled fairly and consistent with its commitment to justice.”
That sentiment hasn’t waned has it Mr. Attorney General? - I mean you still believe that, don’t you? When I read the words “handled fairly” and “consistent with its commitment to justice,” I must ask you sir, how would you define those terms? Would you define them as:
- A former USA working in private practice conducting an illegal investigation
- That former USA using his influence with his former coworker, a current AUSA to criminalize a civil matter concerning a debt in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 207(c)
- That current AUSA convening a grand jury despite the fact the FBI had investigated the matter and found no evidence of criminal wrongdoing
- The trial judge’s former association (law partner) with the law firm for which the former AUSA then worked
- The trial judge lying in court about her association with the former AUSA despite that former AUSA stating in an interview that he, “knew her (the judge) well”
- The trial judge presiding over a separate case involving a relative of one of the IRP defendants
- The trial judge forcing the defendants under threat to dismiss their defense, to testify against their will in violation of their right 5th amendment rights against self-incrimination
- Federal prosecutor AUSA Matthew Kirsch refusing to call his own expert witness because the witness’s testimony refuted the prosecution’s assertion that IRP executives were peddling a non-existent product
- The trial judge’s refusal to allow the defense time to secure its witnesses after the prosecution rested its case two weeks ahead of schedule
- The prosecution black-balling the defendants in their efforts to secure contracts involving the very product the government claimed did not exist in an effort to keep them destitute
- The 200 pages of transcript that suddenly vanished after the trial judge refused to make those transcripts available to the defendants possibly because those transcripts contain evidence confirming the judge’s blatant bias against the defendants
- The trial judge’s refusal to allow expert testimony of defense witnesses who would testify the IRP6 conducted “normal business practices” consistent with staffing industry standards
- The very woman who threatened to “ruin” the IRP6 with the federal government coincidentally bearing the same last name as the law firm for which the former AUSA currently worked and the trial judge formerly worked
Hello... bro, are you still there? So, what now, bro? How do we rectify what you know was, and continues to be a terrible miscarriage-of-justice, and not one caused by mistakes, but deliberate. When you took office bro, some of my friends and I would make jokes about there being a ‘new sheriff in town’ like the Eddie Murphy line. Well bro, without a doubt you shot down many bad things that many bad guys attempted, Voter ID Laws for example. However, bro, as you walk off into the sunset, hang-up your hat, and put away your six-shooter and allow me to offer some advice. Check the chambers bro - your gun needs reloading because you emptied it, and the victims of the shooting sit on benches, languishing in Federal prison instead of the six empty chairs in the homes of their broken-hearted families. There is still time bro, do the right thing. Send The IRP6 home.
~~ Written by Jay Arrington, featured writer for Maryland Daily Examiner
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