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It was a shocking experience for Dena Long-Christensen, sitting in a cell in the Salt Lake County Jail for nearly two weeks among people charged with serious crimes.
Her cellmate, for example, was spending time on charges of aggravated assault. Long-Christensen's crime? Selling flower baskets from her home.
A four-month investigation by KSL-TV discovered Long-Christensen's case is but one of several examples of questionable activities inside city-run justice courts, which operate outside the purview of the state's judiciary. Critics of the justice courts cite examples of judges issuing random rulings, sidestepping normal rules of jurisprudence and sometimes doling out harsh punishment for relatively minor infractions.
...Hart is one of a number of criminal defense attorneys KSL News spoke with, however, most would not speak on the record for fear of retribution from municipal court judges.
The courts operate with virtually no oversight beyond that of the sponsoring cities, which rely on the courts as municipal cash cows, generating millions of dollars in fines and fees every year.
Read more here: www.ksl.com...
What they are doing is selling stock in the prison system by selling the prisoners' accounts as securities through the securities exchange. They are making huge amounts of money off it. They privatize the prisoners' accounts and bring all these investors in and what they are doing is underwriting all these prisoner's accounts (bonds). This is after the surety company guarantees the bonds. Then they are underwritten through an investment bank or banker. Then they are put out on the market and resold to the public. In other words the banks are buying up all the shares and then they resell them as investment securities to the public. The public them buys them as mutual funds or they can buy them as debt instruments, equity instruments. What they are really doing is they are buying up debt instrument.
Basically there are 8 people on the board of directors of CCA (Corrections Corporation of America)-Joseph E. Russell, the top holder, and John M Ferguson. Russell owns 64,000 shares of CCA stock which is worth about $70 million. Ferguson owns 34,000 shares valued at about $37 million.
Fidelity Management and Research is the top stock holder, the top investment firm that is selling the bonds as investment securities. They pool them and sell them as mortgage backed securities. They also when they pool them, they sell them as mutual funds on the stock market. By pooling you mean the securities on the inmates
Originally posted by lastrebel
reply to post by Alethea
Add to this the fact that MANY compinies such as JC Penny, Toys R Us, etc use prisoners as slave labor, where they can pay them pennys an hour to work........just as cheap as buying from China and they can Proudly display "Made In America" on the products. The latest numbers I have are 2.2 MILLION in prison and almost 8 MILLION on parole............that is ONE OUT OF EVERY THIRTY PEOPLE............roughly.
Its a Scam
Originally posted by Alethea
Are you saying that people in prison in the US are engaged in manufacturing clothing for JC Penny? Do you have proof of this?
How many other industries are using US prisoners to make their products?
Can you provide proof or links to proof for any of this?
Originally posted by verylowfrequency
Nothing to be alarmed about here. It's called "prison industries" (google it)
Origin of the word Baal
1. "The name of many deities of the Semitic peoples" [Klein], late 14c., Biblical use is from Heb. Ba'al, lit. "owner, master, lord," from ba'al "he took possession of,"...
Originally posted by harryhaller
You're on to something here.
I was watching a youtube (sorry i lost the link) but the central claim is that the average court is a 3 tiered system:
1. Land law
2. Maritime law
3. Baal law
. The "level" used is set by the judge IN HIS CHAMBERS, without any admission of such in court. So when the judge leaves, and returns, all the rules, terms and such have changed, without him telling you. Obviously since you are now in the "wrong" court, you will not be using the correct terminology, and asking for the right thing. So they can deny you very easily.
Originally posted by harryhaller
Now i have no evidence for this, only bits and pieces of information, but it does seem very familiar. There's a "religion" going on behind all this ... a common faith (common to them) and despite the overwhelming historical importance, is completely ignored in secular society. Protoplasmic Traveller's epic thread "All Roads Lead to Rome" touches on this, and certainly the vatican is involved.