The Black Collar Crime LogBook"... Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient Causes; and accordingly all Experience hath shewn, that Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while Evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the Forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long Train of Abuses and Usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a Design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their Right, it is their Duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future Security..."
-- from the The Declaration of Independence.
We at J.A.I.L. believe that the above quote from the Declaration of Independence is completely and totally applicable to United States as it exists today. In fact, it describes the current condition of the United States so well that we have made the key elements of the above quote links to documentation that proves the existence of those key elements in the United States today.
We have split the Black Collar Crime Logbook into multiple sections in order to allow us to collect, in any one section, various crimes that have been committed in different places and at different times, but which are similar in nature and which logically belong together so that the pattern underlying these crimes, as well as the crimes themselves, can be made evident. One, and perhaps the most frightening, example of this is the section immediately below detailing how these so called judges violate the sanctity of the jury. Those crimes that do not logically fit into any one of the specific sections are listed in the Miscellaneous Crimes Section below.
A trial jury that is free from harassment and control by the court is one of the principles on which the United States was founded. In fact, this principle was so important to those who founded this country that one of the 13 original states (Pennsylvania) was named after a defendant (William Penn) in an old English case in 1670 where the court kept the jury imprisoned for about 2 weeks in order to force the jury to return the "guilty" verdict that the court wanted. However, the jury held out with its "not guilty" verdict and the court eventually released the jurors. The results of that case caused the courts in England at that time to recognize the independence of trial juries and were later made a part of the United States Constitution as its Sixth Amendment when the United States was founded. Now, we have the courts in the United States today doing exactly what that court in England did in 1670...