Friday, October 21, 2011

Campaign to Free Edgar Steele

This will be a very long message. The Edgar Steele Defense Fund, the Steele family and others are mounting a TIME-CRITICAL letter-sending campaign. We are petitioning the US Supreme Court to consider the travesty of Mr. Steele's legal battle.

To have the most impact, included in this message is an overview of the letter-sending campaign, three example letters that can be sent to ONE or ALL NINE of the US Supreme Court Justices. Included here are the names of the NINE Justices.

We ask if possible, please consider sending ONE or more hand-signed letters based on the information herein. If possible, before noon, Friday October 21. Yes, that's NOW. We found at the very last moment the need to mobilize immediately.

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At the FES web site -- this page: http://www.free-edgar-steele.com/?page_id=522 is found duplication (and enhancement) of the info contained here. If you'd like US to take care of sending letters to the USSC on your behalf, that is an option.

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Roadmap: First is an issue summary with some instructions. Next are 3 example letters you can use as is, or can tailor. The task is to edit, print, sign, stuff in an addressed envelope, add postage and mail before NOON Friday 10/21.

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October 19, 2011

Dear US Citizens:

Imagine that one day the FBI arrests you. You did nothing wrong, but all of a sudden they are at your front door and you are placed in handcuffs.

Now imagine that you are thrown in jail without bail, kept in solitary confinement and prevented from talking with friends or family. What do you do? Call a lawyer, right? Once you talk with him your troubles should be over, right?

This happens thousands of times every day in our country and you would think that once you get your lawyer on the phone, he/she would arrange to bail you out and all will be well. But, even when you and the attorney can talk, not so fast, Sherlock!

You probably didn't know that every word you and your attorney say to each other is recorded and played back to the prosecution!

How do they get away with that, you ask? Well, it’s easy when the judge lets them do it and it appears to be a part of their regular business; as in, “I was just doing my job.”

It is not so astounding that there is a 97% conviction rate of all people prosecuted for federal crimes,when you consider this course of action. Are the feds that good? Are the people arrested that bad? How do they get these fantastic (as in the traditional “fantasy” meaning of the word) rates of conviction?

One of the secrets will be revealed to you right here. They violate the law and they lie about it!

Now they have been caught, and catching them will only make a difference if you let the US Supreme Court know that you know and the rest of America is also going to know that they have been caught.

According to federal law and rules set down by the United States Supreme Court, attorney-client conversations are supposed to be kept secret. They are supposed to be absolutely privileged. They are sacrosanct. Attorneys speak to their clients with the expectation that their conversations about their case, about trial strategy, about guilt or innocence, are as privileged and protected as doctor-patient conversations or priest-parishioner conversations.

This is no longer true.

Federal marshals, operating outside the law and contrary to Supreme Court Rules, are now routinely recording these privileged conversations and playing them for the prosecution. How do we know this? Well, we have witnessed it with our own eyes and ears.

In a recent federal case, where First Amendment lawyer Edgar J. Steele was arrested, jailed and isolated in just the same manner as outlined above, the government’s illegal wiretapping was discussed in open court with a federal judge, where the U.S. Marshal admitted that this is now standard procedure and the judge refused to do anything about it. It is happening nationwide, before our very eyes, and there are no officials willing to do anything to stop it.

From personal experience and from the experience of others who have contacted us about this outrage, we know what is happening, but the U.S. Supreme Court doesn’t seem to know; or do they? Are they just helping to keep a conspiracy of silence or will they do their job to keep the government honest?

Edgar Steele’s case is the prime example. Attorney Edgar Steele is famous as the “attorney of the damned” for taking cases of people who are politically incorrect and become victims of state and federal prosecutions. Then he embarrasses the government with his brilliant defense tactics. He is loud, he is outspoken and some say even obnoxious, but he has been effective in getting his clients released and their charges either reduced or dismissed.

For his brilliance, he was tagged by the government as a politically disruptive person, but was not prosecuted for his free speech activities under the First Amendment; nor was he attacked for providing a capable defense under the Sixth Amendment. No, that would be too obvious an attack on the U.S. Constitution.

He was arrested on fabricated charges and prosecuted in one of the many phony murder-for-hire-plot cases trumped up by the government in order to entrap people on false charges and put them in prison.

Yes, it is true. We have many political prisoners in America. Many other victims of similar federal prosecutions, like Ed, have also been kept in solitary confinement, held without bail, isolated from family and finally convicted in show trials that are nothing but a sham, where the accused is not allowed to present the full testimony of the witnesses of his choice in his defense or if a defense witness is called, the judge will not let them speak what they know, by systematically excluding all exculpatory testimony.

Judges today simply sustain all the prosecution objections, which shuts up the witness, so the jury does not hear that the defendant is innocent.

This is what the judge did in Edgar Steele’s show trial in May 2011, as he repeatedly told the attorneys, "don’t say anything to make the Government look bad."

Also, another trick used is that judges will not sustain objections made by the defense when government witnesses tell their lies, so the only picture that the jury sees and hears is the one orchestrated by the prosecution. At every turn the defendant’s defense strategy is being defeated.

How could the prosecution be so good and the defense so bad? Well, it turns out the prosecution had the US Marshals bugging Edgar’s conversations with his attorneys and playing them back for the prosecution and their staff so they could anticipate and thwart Edgar’s every move.

What is the way to keep a 97% conviction rate in federal cases? Cheat!

What can be done to stop this? Edgar is petitioning the United States Supreme Court to stop this illegal, immoral and outrageous prosecutorial misconduct and you can help.

We aren’t asking for your money. We aren’t asking for you to picket the Supreme Court. We aren’t asking for your first-born child. We are simply asking you to politely ask the Supreme Court to fully and fairly consider his petition. Simply ask them to uphold the law, the Constitution and their own rules.

Is that something every citizen can do? Can you do that? It is easy. Just ask the Supreme Court to read the petition that Edgar is filing in his own behalf and also in behalf of the other federal detainees nationwide who are suffering the same fate.

He is asking the high court to uphold their own rules and prohibit corrupt federal judges from allowing federal prosecutors and US Marshals to continually eavesdrop on the private conversations between attorneys and their clients in federal custody.

If you do this, you might just get the US Supreme Court to do their job instead of sticking their collective heads in the sand and ignoring the evil that is presently running the US Government. Wouldn’t it be nice for a change to have good governance instead of corrupt government?

To achieve the highest impact, sample letters have been provided and it is best to write a letter and mail one to the Chief Justice and one to each of the eight Associate Justices. Letters to the US Supreme Court should use the salutation “Dear Chief Justice:” or for the associate justices, “Dear Justice [Last Name]:” and end with the closing “Sincerely,” or
“Regards,”. On the envelope and in the address of your letter, address the letter to “Chief Justice [Full Name]” or
“Justice [Full Name].” Mail your letter to: The Supreme Court of the United States, One First Street NE, Washington, DC 20543.

Following is a list of the names of the nine Justices with the address. Each letter should state something like this: “Letters of this nature are unusual, but then it is highly unusual that no judicial action has been taken to prevent the US Marshals Service from hijacking the US Supreme Court’s rule-making prerogative in the last 10 years. Why has the Executive Branch been allowed to get away with making rules for the Supreme Court? As a citizen, I want to know why this misconduct has been ignored. The question is: “What will it take to get the US Supreme Court to do its job?”

Also, attached are three sample letters to help those who are unsure of what to write. The whole body of one of these letters or any part may be copied and pasted into the body of your letter or you may use portions to help you write the letter in your own words.

Thank you for your help!
Edgar Steele Defense Fund

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[Enter your full name]
[Enter your address]
[Enter your City, State, Zip]


[Enter Date]


[Enter Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr.] or [Justice Full Name]
The Supreme Court of the United States
One First Street NE
Washington, DC 20543

RE: Edgar J. Steele's Petition for Writ of Mandamus and Prohibition
to Prevent Usurpation of Supreme Court Rule-making Authority

Dear [Chief Justice Roberts, Jr.]: or [Justice Last Name]:

I am writing you in support of the above-referenced petition of Edgar J. Steele, which respectfully requests the United States Supreme Court to enforce its rules regarding attorney client privileged conversations. History, law and Supreme Court Rules hold that attorney client conversations are privileged and cannot be recorded and played for the prosecution, yet this is exactly what happened in Mr. Steele’s case and is happening nationwide.

The Steele petition asks you to take notice of this abuse of Constitutional rights and correct the situation before all Americans are deprived of their basic liberty rights. Please take the time to read the petition and give it due consideration. Thank you.

Sincerely,

[Sign above, enter your full name]

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[Enter your full name]
[Enter your address]
[Enter your City, State, Zip]


[Enter Date]


[Enter Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr.] or [Justice Full Name]
The Supreme Court of the United States
One First Street NE
Washington, DC 20543

RE: Edgar J. Steele's Petition for Writ of Mandamus and Prohibition
to Prevent Usurpation of Supreme Court Rule-making Authority

Dear [Chief Justice Roberts, Jr.]: or [Justice Last Name]:

It was my belief that discussions between defendant (or plaintiff) and their lawyer are guaranteed to be private. I've become aware of Mr. Edgar Steele's legal battle where the Government repeatedly violated this guarantee. His petition, referenced above, is due to be filed on October 25, 2011. I support his request for your body to stop lower courts from invading a litigant's confidentiality.

I do not know law nor its complexities. But I do know that this serious problem will continue if it is not halted by your higher authority.

Please show citizens that fair, equitable justice remains present in America, not only for Mr. Steele, but for all those who have fallen victim to rogue behavior on the part of various agencies throughout this land. Will you review and consider the Steele petition?

Respectfully,


[Sign above, enter your full name]

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[Enter your full name]
[Enter your address]
[Enter your City, State, Zip]

[Enter Date]


[Enter Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr.] or [Justice Full Name]
The Supreme Court of the United States
One First Street NE
Washington, DC 20543

RE: Edgar J. Steele's Petition for Writ of Mandamus and Prohibition
to Prevent Usurpation of Supreme Court Rule-making Authority

Dear [Chief Justice Roberts, Jr.]: or [Justice Last Name]:

I am writing to ask you to please acknowledge and read the Petition for Writ of Mandamus and Prohibition to Prevent Usurpation of Supreme Court Rule-making Authority which is being submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court by Mr. Edgar J. Steele.

This petition will bring to your attention that fact that, as you well know, attorney/client conversations by law are privileged and cannot be recorded and played for the prosecution, but unlawfully, this is exactly what is happening nationwide today and happened to Mr. Steele.

It is my understanding that the Supreme Court is the place where this injustice can be halted, hence Mr. Steele's petition.

I know that you and your associates will take my request seriously and do what is necessary to address the concerns in the said petition. I also believe that you will arrange to have attorney/client privacy re-instated and I pray that you will arrange to have those who are breaking this law punished.

Thank you very much.

Sincerely,


[Sign above, enter your full name]

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Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr.
The Supreme Court of the United States
One First Street NE
Washington, DC 20543

Justice Antonin Scalia
The Supreme Court of the United States
One First Street NE
Washington, DC 20543

Justice Anthony M. Kennedy
The Supreme Court of the United States
One First Street NE
Washington, DC 20543

Justice Clarence Thomas
The Supreme Court of the United States
One First Street NE
Washington, DC 20543

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
The Supreme Court of the United States
One First Street NE
Washington, DC 20543

Justice Stephen G. Breyer
The Supreme Court of the United States
One First Street NE
Washington, DC 20543

Justice Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr.
The Supreme Court of the United States
One First Street NE
Washington, DC 20543

Justice Sonia Sotomayor
The Supreme Court of the United States
One First Street NE
Washington, DC 20543

Justice Elena Kagan
The Supreme Court of the United States
One First Street NE
Washington, DC 20543

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I pray that you will arrange to have those who are breaking this law punished"

To review our High School civics class, the Supreme Court does not punish anyone. The Supreme Court verifies and reviews that laws and court actions are in keeping with the constitution and other federal laws. Take this phrase out of any mailings to the US Supreme Court.

Also, be very very very careful in any verbiage you send to a federal judge. No, not just because of the ZOG factor, but because, like the above statement, if you step one inch out of their jurisdiction, they'll just toss the letter. All that will happen with your supreme court letter the way it is worded now is that some assistant will read it, read "punish" and say "we don't do that" and file your petition into the circular file.

Ask the court to review the decision in regards to the constitutional principle that you think has been violated. That's all they will consider. That's all their job is. Any other request and they toss it... 'taint their job.

5:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If, like me, any of our dear readers missed this post yesterday (what, there are people who only check the site once a day?) there is still something that can be done. FAX the letters to the USSC. In fact, given some people's experience that the clerks of the court decide what documents the justices will read (yep, it's true) and are the REAL controllers our this so-called "justice" system, it'd be a good idea to FAX ALL of the justices individually. Try to find out what their individual office numbers are. They sometimes have local offices in their home state, so send a FAX there, too, so maybe that office can do and end run around the court clerks. The other way to do a mailing, and have some assurance that the intended recipient MIGHT
actually see the letter, is to send it either Priority or First class mail with Restricted Delivery (extra cost $4.50) - but you can specify who is allowed to sign for it. Specify that the justice it's addressed to is the
ONLY person AUTHORIZED to sign for it. Use that word if it's not on the postal form. Later on, when we
find out that none of the justices ever got the petition or the letters, we can file a class action lawsuit against the clerks for interfering with the delivery of mail - which is a federal offense.

Also, it might be a good idea, given the above, to FAX (or mail a copy) both the Senate and House
Judiciary Committees - one copy each to both the Chairman and the Ranking member:

http://judiciary.house.gov/
http://www.judiciary.senate.gov/

That way if the justices never see the letters or the Petition, at least the judiciary reform committee members might see it - and use it in a subsequent session to ask some hard questions. State in the letter/FAX when and how you sent the letter or FAX to the USSC. Suggest that you are aware that the clerks have been known to delay or divert Petitions or letters to the justices, especially if it's a time critical
matter. Ask them to assist in assuring that these FAXes or letters were actually received by the justices, rather than tucked away in a file or simply thrown out.

-Jules

12:30 PM  

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