Sunday, May 10, 2020

Lynchings And The Rule Of Law

According to the Tuskegee Institute between 1882 and 1968 4,743 Americans died by lynching, 3,446 of them were black and 1,297 were white. Lynchings are, of course, illegal but most were committed while law enforcement and the judicial system at least turned a blind eye of not actively participate in the killings. In many areas lynchings were considered a proper exercise of the will of the people.

In family court today fraud and perjury are so common many lawyers refer to family court as the "court of lies". Even with absolute evidence such as I have, it is nearly impossible to achieve even a semblance of justice.

It is easy to understand why litigants lie - It works.

It is easy to understand why lawyers lie and commit fraud - It makes them more money.

Why legal institutions allow such crime to occur is a bit harder to understand. The reason, I believe, is the close friendships between lawyers working in prosecutorial and regulatory positions have with private practice lawyers as well as the fact that there is a two way flow between lawyers in the the public and private sector. 

How do lynchings relate to crime in family court? Both are attacks are the rule of law. Indeed both make a mockery of rule of law. Lawyers who know that crime occurs in family court and do nothing to stop it are like the police officers who turned a blind eye to lynchings. Their behavior is nothing sort of shameful.

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