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Lines are Drawn: J.A.I.L.
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A Power Foreign to
Los Angeles, California -
California's unemployment rate is 11%. Governor
Arnold Schwarzenneger is
proposing health cuts that would deprive 930,000 children of insurance and
slash care to the elderly and sick. 80% of state parks might have to
close. Thousands of teachers, firefighters and nurses are getting pink
slips. And court workers are being asked to take an unpaid day off every
month. But there is one group of workers who will not suffer.
For example, the 400 judges of Los
Angeles County receive an annual compensation package of just under a
quarter of a million dollars a year - $249,113.00 to be precise.
$178,789.00 of that is their state salary. Destitute Los Angeles County
pays them an additional $46,000.00 a year. The rest is a health and
retirement benefits package paid by the state.
are the highest paid in the nation - without the extra payments which 55
of California's 58 counties pay to them. Los Angeles County's payments are
the highest. None of the counties were required to make these payments.
They were paid completely voluntarily by the county supervisors.
exposed this, said the payments were a bribe. Los Angeles County is the
biggest user of the courts in Los Angeles. It has the largest jail system
in the world. Mr. Fine stated that in the last 3 years, no judge has ruled
against the county of Los Angeles.
But the situation is even
For more than 20 years, counties have been using taxpayer
money to make these payments. BUT THESE PAYMENTS WERE ALL ILLEGAL. In
October 2008, a Court of Appeal in San Diego ruled that these payments
were unconstitutional. In December 2008, the California Supreme Court
upheld that decision.
The illegal payments by Los Angeles County
during those 20-plus years exceeded $300 million. It is estimated that all
of the counties probably paid at least $1 billion in illegal payments -
all on the blood, sweat and tears of the taxpayers.
supposed to be honorable people. They swore to uphold the constitution.
Did even one judge offer to pay back all those illegal payments? No. Did
one judge even offer to refuse future payments? No.
George, the chief justice of the California Supreme
the other judges immediately hired
a lobbyist, a
former California lawmaker Burt
$9,000 a month from taxpayer money, to get a bill introduced into the
California legislature to legalize those payments, and to grant them
immunity for taking them in the past.
They had an ally in the
California Senate - Darryl Steinberg (D-Sacramento) - a former judge. Even
though the legislature was mired in a desperate attempt to fund a $42
billion deficit, he introduced a bill (SB 11)that did exactly what Ronald
George wanted, and had it passed within 72 hours in both houses without
any debate or discussion. The governor promptly signed it. Such is the
nature of corruption among all branches of government. Taxpayers in
California will pay for this for years to come - if not forever.
order to pay the estimated $20 million in extra payments to the judges,
Los Angeles County had to plead for extra money from the Economic Stimulus
Bill. That is a gross abuse of that bill.
California's judges have
shown a flagrant and callous disregard of the plight of Californians.
While millions in California struggle to put food on the table, its judges
are soaking the citizens for every last penny. 50% of every fine levied by
a court goes into a special fund to build new court houses for
Not one judge has had the integrity and honesty to come
out and say that he/she will not take the extra payments by the counties,
or to donate those payments to people who are starving and cannot afford
health care. This is unjust, and judges are supposed to do
All this is but one more sign of the corruption that has
seeped into the entire system. Like a building infested with termites,
such a system cannot long survive. Those entrusted by the people with the
responsibility of taking care of the people, have simply used the
opportunity to aggrandize themselves at the expense of the
It is time for a complete cleansing of the stables. America
needs people who are not greedy, selfish and corrupt to run its
government. The time for that change is now, and among the first to go
should be its judges.
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