Conspiracy Theorist: 4/21

Corrupt from  bottom to top

From the most junior cops to the most senior prosecutors and judges

By Mark Luedtke

Most Americans believe the U.S. justice system is about deterring crime and capturing and punishing criminals, in other words, dispensing justice. This is a dangerous misconception. While the system sometimes captures and punishes actual criminals, that’s incidental. The primary function of the justice system is to enrich police, prosecutors, judges, jailers and politicians. To that end, the system rewards corruption, for which prosecutors have immunity and cops effectively do too.

A witness recently recorded the murder of middle-aged man by a cop in South Carolina. CNN relates, “A black man, identified as 50-year-old Walter Scott, breaks away from the white officer [Michael Slager]. Something falls, and the officer fires eight shots at the man as he runs away. Scott, who appears to be unarmed, drops to the ground.”

Slager obviously expected to get away with murder, the video shows him routinely covering up his crime, because cops routinely get away with assault and murder. They toast stories of how they abuse and kill people in their locker rooms and cop bars.

Slager had two complaints filed against him in a five-year career, obtained after working in the Coast Guard. He was well trained in the art of abusing people and getting away with it. He trusted the coroner and prosecutor would cover up his murder because that’s what routinely happens.

Unfortunately for Slager, a true hero, a witness with a cellphone recorded the murder. Slager has been charged with murder. If not for that hero, who remains anonymous for his own safety, Slager would have received a paid vacation and commendation for murdering Scott because that’s what routinely happens too.

It happens when cops body-slam little old ladies. It happens when they break into the wrong house and shoot the place up. It happens when they murder peaceful shoppers in Wal-Mart. It happens regularly in every city, county and state every day. It’s the norm, not the exception. It’s so common, like dog bites man, the news rarely reports it.

In another case, a recent Daily Caller story exposed similar corruption. “If not for cell phone video, 47-year-old disabled veteran Douglas Dendinger could be going to prison – because of an apparent coordinated effort by Washington Parish, La. cops and prosecutors who falsely accused him of battery and witness intimidation.”

Another heroic witness with a cellphone saved Dendinger from Louisiana’s supreme criminals. This is why cops hate cellphone cameras, and regularly, illegally confiscate them. It’s why they hate body cameras.

Corruption like this is standard operating procedure for police and prosecutors. Because teachers and the press pretend government employees, especially cops, are better than everybody else, as if becoming a cop confers some mystical grant of moral superiority to the rest of us, juries tend to believe cops more than others, especially when multiple cops tell the same lie, as they regularly do. Police and prosecutors gain easy promotions and income by lying, planting evidence and falsely convicting people, especially if their victim is black. Even if they fail to get a conviction, they suffer no penalty. It’s the perfect scam, powerfully corrupting, so they do it all the time.

It’s a shame every American doesn’t have the time to watch a couple dozen criminal cases from pretrial to end because when you see it over and over, you realize the system is theater disguising a meatgrinder. Justice is never a concern.

Judges participate in corruption too. The New York Post reports on the “Kids for Cash” scandal. “Judge Ciavarella, who sentenced around 3,000 children in a similar manner [victims, without warning or the chance to offer a defense, found themselves pronounced guilty, shackled and sentenced to months of detention in a cockroach-infested jail] was later sentenced himself to 28 years in prison for financial crimes related to his acceptance of $2.2 million as a finder’s fee for the construction of a for-profit facility in which to house these so-called delinquents.”

Apologists for the justice system rush to label the crooks who got caught bad apples, hoping to protect the rest of government’s crooks, but this claim doesn’t hold up to scrutiny. All these crooks did what they did knowing they would get away with it because they and their peers get away with similar crimes every day.

Our justice system is corrupt from top to bottom because socialism is inherently corrupt. By its nature, socialism requires violence against the people, and police are the sanctioned perpetrators of that violence. People who enjoy beating and killing others are drawn to be cops because that’s the only profession that rewards violence in which victims rarely shoot back. Prosecutors and judges are similar, only more sophisticated.

Instead of ignoring rampant corruption by calling the few who get caught bad apples, we should worry about the few good apples and witnesses. Like all whistleblowers, they’re rare, precious and in constant danger from government’s deadly thugs.

Mark Luedtke is an electrical engineer with a degree from the University of Cincinnati and currently works for a Dayton attorney. He can be reached at

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