reply to post by magickmaster
OK, before we get into the more serious matters.... I'm not asking for proof, I'm just asking for one example. If this "private" stuff is being
done on a regular basis, link to some YouTube videos, or even blogs, where some guy says "I committed this crime, but I told the judge he didn't
have any authority over me. He agreed, so I beat a felony charge."
Now, let's look at this "Private" business. Use, as an example, a federal tax evasion charge. Some how the tip comes in. They record the tip and
open a file. Investigators are assigned who have to take detailed notes, collect a lot of evidence, possibly make an arrest, and prepare to testify.
At the arrest, an officer is involved who takes notes, transfers the prisoner to custody. More notes and more people involved.
While this is going on, the US Attorney decides whether they want to prosecute, let's assume he does, because the freeman hasn't had a chance to
talk with him. He then assigns an Assistant US Attorney to the case who opens up a file. They notify Washington, both Justice and IRS, that
prosecution is proceeding.
How long do you want me to go on with this? The point is that dozens of people know about it, and are making files, entering statistics, filing
motions with the court, setting hearing dates and tentative trial dates.
Now comes the day of the trial. You've seen it (kind of) on television, but there's more record keeping, more people involved. You've also seen
on television what happens to the "non-freeman" defendant. He gets jailed and I go get some chips and a beer.
BUT what happens if it's a freeman. He goes into court, asks a few questions, the judge kicks everybody else out of the courtroom, including the
Marshals, Looks at the freeman and says, "OK, you can go, I have no jurisdiction," and the freeman goes whistling down the back stairs? Do you
really believe that?
You have never seen so much "What The Hell-ing?" as you would see in that situation. The AUSA would be all over the judge, going WTH? So would
Main Justice, so would the arresting officers, so would the jailers, so would the jury, so would the IRS, so would the US Attorney, so would the
investigators prepared to testify. And you think the judge is going to say "I can't tell you why I released him, it's private?????"
What you describe is flat impossible.
Please tell me you're joking and this whole thread is just for fun.