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U.S. State Department Recruited to Address Human Rights Crisis at Home
Desperate to stem the tide of an arguable war by the U.S. judiciary on certain of its critics, today, leaders of Opt IN USA took the unusual step of requesting top U.S. State Department officials to help them address U.S. legal system abuse.
"Opt IN USA submits . . . that the sheer seriousness of (our) concerns warrants more than the silence or subterfuge (we) regularly (i.e., almost invariably) elicit from U.S. state and federal officials, which responses (Crenshaw-Logal claims) defy the good faith of America's pacta sunt servanda." The Latin phrase meaning "agreements must be kept", is from Article 26 of the Vienna Convention. The provision confirms that "(e)very treaty in force is binding upon the (participating members of the United Nations including the United States) and must be performed by them in good faith."
According to Crenshaw-Logal's letter to Malinowski and Power, "(t)he primary goals of Opt IN USA are to prompt U.S. ratification of the First Optional Protocol for the ICCPR (International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights) and, in the interim, trigger legislative investigations into the scope of a distinct, objectively discernible pattern of U.S. legal system abuse facilitated by unchecked judicial misconduct."
Should the U.S. adopt the First Optional Protocol for the ICCPR, the U.N. Human Rights Committee (HRC) would be empowered to address allegations by Americans that U.S. state and/or federal officials have violated the ICCPR and/or tortured them on U.S. soil. Presently, the HRC "cannot examine" allegations of ICCPR violations or torture of Americans by U.S. officials submitted by any American, although the U.S. ratified the ICCPR in 1976 and the Convention Against Torture in 1987.
"Prior to Opt IN USA issuing its 46-page report on (TTD), . . . a coalition of 38 non-governmental organizations representing thousands (perhaps hundreds of thousands) of Americans described the underlying U.S. legal system abuse as 'unchecked judicial misconduct' and claimed 'the ineffectiveness of domestic remedies is an integral part of its pathology.' The group's referenced letter of September 15, 2015 to the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee has yet to prompt a response, even after responses were (reportedly)
Congressman Peter Visclosky (D-IN 1st Dist) represents Crenshaw-Logal and the U.S. congressional district in which Opt IN USA is headquartered. He characterizes Crenshaw-Logal's concerns "as strictly 'judicial matters'; noting 'the matter (she brings) forward involving a specific court case rests outside Congressional purview'." Crenshaw-
In closing, Crenshaw-Logal acknowledges that "periodic miscarriages of justice are an inevitable byproduct of America's legal system as it is operated by humans and we are unavoidably flawed." However, she submits that nothing but a war by the U.S. judiciary on certain of its critics could explain the undeniably intense hardships imposed on her and her "closest colleagues" through legal processes. According to Crenshaw-Logal, such abuses prompted the death of "Opt IN USA's largest benefactor", her "husband, Mr. Rodney A. Logal, who died . . . on July 3, 2016." Crenshaw-
To access links to Opt IN USA's full letter to Mr. Malinowski and Ambassador Power with enclosures, visit https://www.dropbox.com/
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