UN Human Rights Council Poised to Address Prospect of Judicial Impunity in America
At the behest of National Judicial Conduct and Disability Law Project, Inc., the UN Human Rights Council confirms willingness to address alleged judicial impunity for persecution and psychological torture imposed through U.S. legal system abuse.
By: Opt IN USA
An online description of Opt IN USA states its "most fundamental objective is to persuade appropriate U.S. officials to empower American citizens to enforce America's International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) as well as its Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT)." According to the linked campaign information, "(t)hrough its 2016 to 2018 reports, Opt IN USA submits that the inability of (Americans to seek enforcement of these treaties through U.S. courts and/or UN treaty-based bodies) leaves a substantial, widely-diverse community of U.S. residents without meaningful recourse when America's legal system is literally weaponized against them. The offense, which Opt IN USA contends is objectively discernible, . . . manifests as distinct patterns of persecution and psychological torture occasioning stress-related, premature deaths on a generational basis."
Dr. Crenshaw-Logal shared Opt IN USA's referenced reports and sought to confirm related patterns for the UNHRC in regard to her, her late husband Rodney A. Logal, and their colleague Dr. Andrew D. Jackson. The three (3) co-founded the NJCDLP. In a 2018 supplement to her original complaint, Dr. Crenshaw-Logal explains:
My complaint asks this Council to help precipitate an expansive investigatory and adjudicatory process in America to identify participants aggrieved by persistent U.S. legal system abuse facilitated by unchecked judicial misconduct, and award them reparations. So I am not attempting to convert this proceeding for that purpose with regard to myself or anyone I hereby represent, including my colleague Dr. Andrew D. Jackson. In fact, it is less alarming that, allegedly, my late husband was, and Dr. Jackson with me are still persecuted pursuant to an objectively discernible pattern of U.S. legal system abuse ─ than a particular end that alleged persecution clearly serves:
Crenshaw-Logal's initial UNHRC complaint is accordingly a class action of sorts for all Americans subjected, as of 1990 or later, to unchecked judicial misconduct attendant to the brand of U.S. legal system abuse that Opt IN USA has documented since 2016.
Per its October 10, 2018 electronic notice to Dr. Crenshaw-Logal, the UNHRC determined her complaint, which it considers a "communication"
Credited with inspiring Opt IN USA by advocating that trauma precipitated by serial violations of federal rights is more aptly deemed psychological torture is NJCDLP board member Shreya Mandal, JD, LCSW. She adds, "I never anticipated sparking such an expansive, important reform effort. But as a professional, I contend with the dramatic health toll of people left without relief for rather blatant U.S. civil, constitutional, and human rights violations. The results are ultimately premature death, a phenomenon that continues for generations among people directly impacted by persistent U.S. legal system abuse." Dr. Mandal's stellar and diverse educational background includes her being certified by Harvard Medical School's Program in Refugee Trauma.
"Misconduct proliferates in areas of the Judicial System — not because remedies aren't in place all the time or appear to lack oversight on the surface. In many cases, it's due to the failure to enforce rules and compliance from within the system — resulting in apparatuses that often exists on paper or buried beneath bureaucracy — but in practice are a failure. This allows an environment with little accountability and ample judicial misconduct."
California attorney DeAnn Salcido is a longtime NJCDLP supporter and retired U.S. family court judge. She explains, "As a Superior Court Judge I witnessed a judicial system that placed politics and personal gain over public safety. I observed my colleagues engage in gender bias against women in many types of court cases, especially those cases involving allegations of sexual or physical abuse. I was so disheartened by my colleagues' chronic disregard of the public's interest that I took the drastic step of becoming a whistleblower. I did so, knowing that to do so would end my judicial career. However, my conscience compelled me to expose the chronic misogyny, cronyism and special treatment by judges in favor of the powerful or wealthy."
Board President Wiborg helps lead two (2) other NJCDLP initiatives. He is President of the National Strategy and Management Board (NSMB) of National Forum On Judicial Accountability. The NSMB will oversee a panel of grassroots U.S. legal system reform advocates to help determine how best to supplement Dr. Crenshaw-Logal's initial UNHRC complaint and otherwise ensure it is deemed admissible during a 2019 session of the UNHRC's Communication Division. Anyone interested in joining the panel, please indicate as much via email by no later than October 30, 2018: optinusa at comcast dot net
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