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Taking away liberty — locking a human in a cage — requires us to identify the moral justifications for this practice, especially given the deplorable conditions in many prisons. We must study how and why we give authority to government officials to make this decision about a life.

 

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"ONLY ONE TRIBUNAL EVER ADOPTED A PRACTICE OF FORCING COUNSEL UPON AN UNWILLING DEFENDANT IN A CRIMINAL PROCEEDING. THE TRIBUNAL WAS THE STAR CHAMBER." U.S. v FARETTA , 422 US 806 (1975)

OUTSIDE IT'S AMERICA.

WHAT WOULD BE THE CAPACITY OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND OF THE COURTS TO SUPRESS THIS KIND OF SPEECH?" --Judge A. Howard Matz, PRE-TRIAL OF KILLERCOP

I WROTE THIS ARTICLE BELOW FOR WIKI, BUT THE CENSOR @ WIKI DECIDED TO DELETE IT.

THEN THEY RECONSIDERED AND EDITED IT FOR CONTENT.

SUCH CLASSIC DISINFORMATION TACTICS!


The Site. (UNEDITED)

Killercop.com is the name of an Internet website owned and published in 1997 by Steven Sutcliffe, a member of the Screen Actors Guild.

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The site contains Sutcliffe's personal story about police corruption and numerous other claims of official corruption, misconduct or otherwise illegal activity by judges. The site became notorious of its citation of an early US Supreme Court Case, U.S. -vs- John Bad Elk, which stated the acceptability of killing an officer during an attempted arrest when the arresting officer had no legal authority to make the arrest. In conjunction with this legal citation, the website offered a parody reward for individuals who "legally" had to kill a police officer in the course of an attempted 'illegal' or false arrest. The site then offered additional legal reference materials to help readers determine what constitutes an 'illegal' arrest. The site also named two California municipal court judges, and one superior court judge, and claimed all three were violating California laws. The municipal court judges named were Debra Wong Yang and Lisa Hart Cole.

Lisa Hart Cole.

Lisa Hart Cole tried Sutcliffe for the false arrest by the L.A.P.D. and there after was exposed in 1997 by Sutcliffe on killercop.com of sitting as his judge with no Oath of Office, for over four years.

Lisa Hart Cole later swore and filed the Oath of Office after the exclusive investigation and exposure on killercop.com by Sutcliffe.

Lisa Hart Cole, No Oath Of The Office.

NOT FILED

FILED


Debra Wong Yang

Debra Wong Yang was accused by Sutcliffe of obstruction of justice in the site when she refused to rule on a motion Sutcliffe filed, accusing the city attorney of stealing an undercover audiotape Sutcliffe had made of the LAPD Internal Affairs department exposing corruption, which had previously been seized illegally from Sutcliffe in the courtroom at a prior hearing.

Debra Wong Yang admitted in that court that the court had no authority to seize this tape, under the law, and returned the tape, but refused to rule on the motion to arrest the prosecutor as a petty thief.

How is that for being above the law!!

Nice to have friends in high places.


Censorship of the Author by the LAPD.

The site was closed down by the LAPD in 1998, in what was a somewhat controversial act which some called censorship.

In so far as no charges were brought in connection with the site, its publication or its being forcibly removed by law enforcement, the actions of the government remain questionably legal but first amendment proponents continue to claim it is an outstanding infringement of the Constitution. Sutcliffe authored a book called The Censorship Of Killercop.com in 2007, detailing the history of Killercop.com which details emails sent to him from police calling him a "nigger" and saying they would shoot him, inter alia. Sutcliffe says, "I believe that people have a right to believe, to read, and have access to all information, so that they can then make up their own minds what to think. Not just what the police and state owned news want them to see and hear. If something is a nonsense, and if something doesn't stand up, it will be shown to be a nonsense in the spotlight of the public arena." The L.A.P.D. Training Bulletin published two years before the censorship, states: In a society where the right of free speech and assembly is guaranteed by the Federal and State Constitutions, it is the responsibility of police officers to ensure the protection of Constitutional Rights of all members of the public. In determining whether speech activity is lawful, police officers must not base their decisions on their subjective, personal views of either the political affiliation or the message of those persons exercising their right to speak.


Federal Crimes Alleged Against the Owner(s)

In 1998, just prior to the removal of the website by the LAPD, the F.B.I. received a series of very serious accusations from the police across the country accusing the website owner(s) of International Trafficking in Arms and Murder (ITAR-MURDER) as well as Extortion and Internet Threats.

The FBI claimed they never opened up ANY investigation for any of these charges related to this website.


The Arrest of the Author And Owner.

Sutcliffe was arrested in 2002 by federal police agents for transmitting "true" threats on the website evilgx.com. His prosecutor was U.S. Attorney Debra Wong Yang, a local California judge named in killercop.com and accused of breaking the law. Sutcliffe has since written a book detailing his account of the federal trial where the court denied his right to proceed with the assistance of counsel. Before Sutcliffe's arrest in 2002, NBC News released a report calling him a "gang affiliated person." After his arrest in New Hampshire, in March 2002, the FBI claimed in court that they believed Sutcliffe had been "threatening" police officers since 1998, and was selling guns and other weapons on killercop.com, based solely on information provided to them from Detectives within the LAPD. Sutcliffe was never charged with threatening police officers, or with selling any weapons and neither the FBI or LAPD notified the ATF, required under the law, of such charges. Sutcliffe claims he was tortured after his arrest and the F.B.I. did nothing but watch and laugh. Sutcliffe also claims in one of his books that Howard Matz, Debra Wong Yang and the FBI returned to him all 8000 Global Crossing's employees social security numbers and other personal information, prior to his release from prison, by claiming to the court that the information was "of no value."

In the courtroom after his arrest was the WSJ and NYT. Prior press releases are here.

Present release here. More on the numbers, here.


The Trial of The Author

Sutcliffe objected to and REFUSED TO SIGN the "Defendant's Statement of Constitutional Rights" form. Sutcliffe claims the form acknowledged no rights, only "entitlements." Says Sutcliffe, "Entitlement's can be taken away, or 'waived' away, lost, and even ignored, under that so-called-rights document. Rights can not be taken away, Constitutional Rights can only be violated, as is demonstrated by my case. Signing that would have waived and 'traded' my rights. I shall never do that. No man may lift my hand to sign anything, without breaking a law or two, or more"

Statement of Defendants "Entitlements"

Statement of Defendants Entitlements

NOTE: WHERE IS THE DUE PROCESS CLAUSE?

WHY IS IT MISSING?


The "entire" Central District of California, Federal Public Defenders office recused themselves and refused to represent Sutcliffe, citing an "unspoken" conflict which they said could not talk about on any record. Sutcliffe was forced to go to trial without the assistance of counsel after several hand-appointed representatives were removed by the judge for either incompetence or ineffective assistance of counsel. So then Judgew Matz forced an attorney who was a self-proclaimed "master in psychology" and "computer expert" on Sutcliffe. Resulting in a denial of subpoenas. Or experts for the defense in the complex computer case.

Matz, the assistant to the U.S. attorney and this attorney then held a secret hearing without allowing Sutcliffe to hear them making a finding of a fact, and calling him "incompetent," in order to punish him for resisting. And for filing this. And to cover up this. All were appointed through the Central District of California, Federal Public Defenders office throughout the trial, and even the first appeal. The trial judge admitted he never followed the law, but later decided to promptly blame Sutcliffe. I guess it was a prudent thing to do. Probably.

Sutcliffe claims in a book that he only wanted the attorneys to assist him in filing an Interlocutory Appeal to challenge the jurisdiction of the claims, and each court appointed representative kept refusing, citing fear of the judge. An interlocutory appeal, in the law of civil procedure is an appeal of a ruling by a trial court that is made before the trial itself has concluded. Like the right not to be tried. All attorneys refused from "fear of pissing the judge off." The judge refused to follow the law, right up to the time he gave Sutcliffe an admitted illegal sentence.


The Prosecutor

WONG, DEBRA YANG

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) has raised questions about Yang's departure as U.S. attorney in light of the subsequent firing of seven US Attorneys. Yang's office had opened an investigation into the relationship between Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA) and a lobbyist five months before she left to join the law firm that represented Rep. Lewis.[1][2] [3] Yang has denied that any pressure was put on her to resign.[4] Dianne Goldman Berman Feinstein (born June 22, 1933) is currently the senior U.S. Senator from California, having held office as a senator since 1992. ... Charles Jeremy Jerry Lewis (born October 21, 1934), an American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1979, representing the 41st District of California. ... Sutcliffe accused Debra Wong Yang from within killercop.com as being corrupt. Debra Wong Yang later prosecuted Sutcliffe after being appointed as a U.S. Attorney in the Central District of California. Sutcliffe subpoenaed her at his trial, but the judge, Alvin Howard Matz, denied this right by saying: "[i]t would be a huge sea change in the administration of [criminal] justice to have the personal backgrounds of whoever happens to be U.S. Attorney at a given time become a basis to issue subpoenas."

Despite her advocacy on behalf of media outlets making First Amendment claims, Yang seems uncomfortable with transparency.

The Disproportionate and Illegal Sentence

Florida resident Michael Ian Campbell was arrested under the same charges of 18 U.S.C. 875(c), as Sutcliffe, however Campbell ultimately pled guilty to the charges of transmitting a threat in interstate commerce. On Friday, April 28, 2000, Campbell was sentenced to four months in prison followed by three years of supervised release. "Both the prosecution and the defense were surprised by the severity of the sentence." See Peggy Lowe, Teen to Do Time for Online Threat, DENV. ROCKY MTN. NEWS, Apr. 29, 2000, at 4A. For the exact same charges, Sutcliffe received 11.5 times the sentence Michael Ian Campbell received. While Sutcliffe was serving this unreasonable sentence he filed a Writ of Coram Nobis, in reply the judge admitted the sentence imposed on Sutcliffe is, and continues to be, illegal. The government took no steps to correct it, and because Sutcliffe was denied assistance of counsel he was unable to appeal it and was forced to serve out the entire illegal sentence in maximum-security prison in Lompoc USP. At Sutcliffe's sentencing hearing judge Matz made the following statement: "The behavior that neither resulted in a conviction nor even an arrest but that was facially unlawful, and in any event a very chilling indication of the consideration as to how likely it is that he would commit further crimes is that he undoubtedly and indisputably set up this killercop.com web site." ~~Federal District Court Judge Alvin Howard Matz, Sentencing Transcript 04.15.2004, Case# CR 02 0350-AHM.

A FACT: JUDGE MATZ CONTINUED TO HAND OUT "SUBSTANTIAL" ILLEGAL SENTENCES, WITH THE SUPPORT OF HIS FRIENDS IN THE NINTH CIRCUIT, EVEN AFTER BEING TOLD HIS BEHAVIOUR WAS ILLGAL, AS WITNESSED HERE.


Judge A. Howard Matz

The Trial Judge Alvin Howard Matz was appointed to the federal bench by President Clinton.He failed to produce and protect the "vital Certificate" that was required by the law. He did this after forcing an attorney on Sutcliffe, under no authority or law. He handed down an "illegal" sentence, then took no steps to correct it under the law.

Bill Clinton

Matz also presided over the 2005 trial of Sen. Clinton's campaign finance director David Rosen who was acquitted of filing false financial reports of the fund-raiser. At the outset, before any evidence had been presented Matz declared, "This isn't a trial about Senator Clinton." The senator, he said, "has no stake in this trial as a party or a principal" and is "not in the loop in any direct way, and that's something the jury will be told." On October 2, 2007 judge Matz was confronted with a Hilary 'smoking-gun' video. October 6th, 2007, Judge Matz is accused of Ethics Violations under a cloud of suspicion and allegations of trial fixing. September 11, 2009, Judge A. Howard Matz named as a co-Defendant with known mob affiliates, for aiding and abetting them in committing serious copyright fraud and other RICO violations (Case No. CV 09-1771-PHX-JAT). Judge A. Howard Matz simply stated that it was only BJ Davis’ “opinion” as to whether there was actually mafia involvement. Quotes by Matz during the pretrial and trial/post trial of killercop:

  1. "HIS FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS ARE GOING TO BE PROTECTED, BUT NOT ALL" ~Judge Alvin Howard Matz

  2. "THE LAW IS 'PRETTY CLEAR,' AND I DID NOT FOLLOW IT." ~Judge Alvin Howard Matz


Federal Involvement, Los Angeles F.B.I.

Special Agent Kenneth McGuire created a PowerPoint presentation and digitized Sutcliffe's personal identifying information (his signature) and allowed it to be transmitted on the Internet. Sutcliffe claims this is a violation of the same law he was charged under by the F.B.I., as well as a violation of California Penal Code 530.5(d)(2). Sutcliffe has called for the arrest of the agent in his book, Myth America: A Global Double Crossing.

Special Agent Jeffrey R. Cugno was hand picked by his handlers in the F.B.I. to selectively arrest Sutcliffe. He stood by as police choked Sutcliffe. And laughed. He testified he believed weapons were being sold and "true" threats were being made from killercop.com, against the L.A.P.D. and other police officers who wrote in to the F.B.I. from around the country to his office. He tried to hide the ID of an email, sent to Sutcliffe from an employee in Global Crossing, during the trial, which stated that the sender "Joe Schmoe" would "kick Sutcliffe's ass." He later called this attempt a "mistake."


The Federal Appeal

Sutcliffe's appeal was being heard by the United_States_Court_of_Appeals_for_the_Ninth_Circuit. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is a federal court with appellate jurisdiction over the district courts in the following districts: District of Alaska District of Arizona Central District of California Eastern District of California Northern District of California Southern District of California District of Hawaii... Sutcliffe appealed his conviction by Debra Wong Yang in case number: CA 04-50189 One of numerous issues raised was judge Matz's ruling that Sutcliffe had to proceed through the federal trial without the assistance of counsel guaranteed by the Six Amendment, a part of the Bill of Rights.

Another issue raised was judge Matz's decision to deny Sutcliffe the right to subpoena Debra Wong Yang in his trial to establish the connection to killercop.com. A subpoena is a command to appear at a certain time and place to give testimony upon a certain matter issue...

Sutcliffe's Appeal can be read here.

Debra Wong Yang's Reply Brief to Sutcliffe's Brief can be read here.
Sutcliffe's Reply Brief to Debra Wong Yang's Reply can be read here.

The Ninth Circuit allowed Sutcliffe's appeal counsel, appointed through the Federal Public Defenders office, to "quit." Sutcliffe objected here. Sutcliffe stated the conflict with the Federal Public Defender's office and asked that the next counsel appointed NOT be appointed through the Federal Public Defender's office.

Judge Kozinski admitted they did not follow the rules, or law, like his good buddy Judge Matz, by allowing Sutcliffe's appeals counsel Sung Park to illegally "quit," yet he ordered the Federal Public Defender's office to appoint another counsel. Sutcliffe objected to this appointment here.

It appears that to avoid having to rule on the conflict, Alex Kozinski ruled on the case on October 11, 2007, before ruling on Sutcliffe's objection regarding the conflict with the Federal Public Defenders office.

The decision of the case by the Ninth Circuit can be read here. In it's ruling, the Ninth totally avoided the issue of the District Courts decision to deny Sutcliffe the right to subpoena Debra Wong Yang in his trial to prove Selective Prosecution, as well as the issues regarding the MAC address challenge. This was a common tactic used by Judge Matz on 08.27.2003.

EXAMPLE: 08.27.2003

SUTCLIFFE: " I'm just letting the court know that I'm standing, and that is my way of not interrupting, not having an outburst, but I want the court to recognize that when I stand, I have an objection which I wish to make on the record. First off, I object that his motion is going in front of my motion. My motion to recuse him for ineffective assistance of counsel predates his. I'd like to be heard first. First in line, first served."

FACT

THE COURT LATER IGNORED THIS... THEN RELEASED THE GREG WITHOUT DEALING WITH THE ISSUE, JUST TO KEEP THE FACTS AND TRUTH OFF THE RECORD.

A copy of the oral argument can be heard here. Pretrial briefs and transcripts and other case files located here.

In the attempt to have additional issues unanswered and not reheard Alex Kozinski held a hearing of one, in violation of the law and summarily denied the rehearing.


Other articles published on the Internet about killercop.com:

"This threat is very real. Various websites specialize in providing this information, and the harmful intentions of some are self-evident. www.killercop.com - now inoperable - offered a cash reward with no questions asked for the death... of two LAPD officers"

"Zeglin has taken one gang related site seriously enough to conduct a full investigation: The owners of KillerCop.com, which suggested rewards for people who kill police officers in creative ways, were eventually convinced to take the site down before any potential charges were pressed."

"The only intervention to date was with the creators of KillerCop.com, which offered a reward for the most creative way to kill a policeman. It soon disappeared after the LAPD began to talk about charges to incite murder." "One part of the life that has not been seen much online is the crime. Zeglin recalls one Web site, www.killercop.com, that offered rewards for murdering Los Angeles police officers a few years ago. But since the LAPD had that site removed, Zeglin has not seen street gangs doing anything illegal online."

"Un seul site a provoqué une enquête de la LAPD: killercop.com, offrant des récompenses aux visiteurs prêts à tuer des policiers de Los Angeles." "In 2002, we cracked the infamous "Killercop.com" case. We identified and located the perp who was offering people big money to kill LAPD officers on his website."

"Many disgruntled ex-employees dream of revenge against their former bosses, but Steven Sutcliffe, who lost his job at Global Crossing in September 2001, didn't just dream about revenge -- he actually did something about it. And now he's been convicted of identity theft and making threats to harm Global Crossing executives, for which he faces a long stretch up river. Sutcliffe set up a Website dedicated to making threats against his former employers, such as former chairman and fat cat Gary Winnick (see Winnick Walks). But the FBI recently put the kibosh on Sutcliffe's site, where he allegedly posted messages threatening to injure his former colleagues -- threats that included such plangent cris du coeur as 'I will personally send you back to the hell from where you came.' The FBI is accusing Sutcliffe of being instrumental in one Global Crossing employee's identity theft as he allegedly posted social security numbers, dates of birth, and other personal details, about Global Crossing brass. The FBI also says Sutcliffe had another site dedicated to threatening Los Angeles Police Officers. News reports say the site offered rewards for the killing of law enforcement officers. Sutcliffe faces up to 30 years behind bars -- probably just long enough to see the investment community get excited about global networks again." — Ray Le Maistre, International Editor, Boardwatch

Free Expression in the Age of the Internet: Social and Legal Boundaries, By Jeremy Harris Lipschultz.

There is also a visual video bank of allegations Sutcliffe has spoken out about on the social website youtube dealing with the censorship and allegations against his speech on killercop.com.


Trivia. In 1998, when he was much younger, Sutcliffe appeared on The Dating Game and won. (Apparently the female contestant, Tracy Ray, could not resist Sutcliffe's "deep voice.") The Dating Game was an ABC television show that first aired on December 20, 1965 and was the first of many shows created and packaged by Chuck Barris from the 1960s through the 1980s. ... Sutcliffe appeared in the movie OCEAN'S 13, playing a High Roller. Oceans Thirteen will be the sequel to the 2004 film Oceans 12. ... He got his break into show business playing an F.B.I. agent on the hit T.V. show NUMB3RS. In 2009 he appeared on CSI: Vegas, as a prison guard.

Misc Facts. None of the emails from police officers threatening to shoot and beat up Sutcliffe and calling him a nigger, was ever to date investigated by the F.B.I., or any other police agency, in what the author calls a 'tri selecta non-investiga' of the police, for the police, and by the police. Authorities have no comment. Seriously. No comment. And they are making sure you have none either.

Local police departments in two different parts of the country contacted their local branch F.B.I. offices, whom then contacted the H.Q. of the Los Angeles, F.B.I office, twice, within a two week period and made accusations of International Trafficking in Arms (ITAR), amongst others crimes such as Internet Threats, Interstate Extortion, and the big M, Murder, all within a time frame of less then 30 days.

And the F.B.I. claims it never opened any investigation.


LAPD LAW ENFORCEMENT CODE OF ETHICS: "As a law enforcement officer, my fundamental duty is to serve mankind-to safeguard lives and property, to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder, and to respect the Constitutional rights of all men to liberty, equality and justice.


References
  1. ^ http://www.tpmmuckraker.com Feinstein Wants Answers on Departed Prosecutor
  2. ^ http://thehill.com Miers weighed Yang’s firing according to Sen. Feinstein
  3. ^ http://www.nytimes.com
  4. The U.S. Attorney, the G.O.P. Congressman and the Timely Job Offer
  5. ^ http://thehill.com Yang denies departure is linked to that of other U.S. attorneys

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