The US Department of Justice Needs Overhauling
It has become abundantly clear from the Hillary Clinton and Russian collusion investigations over the past 2 years to the enlightenment of American citizen, the wide scope of unethical and corrupt conduct of many within the US Justice Department (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
For any American that has ever been the subject or target of a federal criminal investigation, there are 3 things that become abundantly clear to you and your family, as you are dragged into a nightmare intended to bankrupt you, destroy you personally, financially, and professionally.
- The good guys are not always good guys, they are bad guys
- You do not have the constitutional rights you believe you have
- It is not always about truth or justice for US prosecutors, it is about winning at all costs.
An unless you or a close family member have been a target of the US government, you would never know this, or have any reason to care.
Now over the past 2 years that has changed, and unless you are hiding under a rock, the American public has gotten to see firsthand how the FBI and Justice Department selectively violates US law and their own policies with impunity.
The thousands of Americans targeted by the Justice Department over the past few decades, have filed motions in court, complaints with the Justice Department’s inspector general concerning prosecutorial misconduct and unethical and criminal behavior by prosecutors, have been somewhat vindicated.
We now come realize that it is not just some rouge or overzealous prosecutor in a US Attorney’s Office. It is the entire system. A deputy US attorney general, a director and deputy director of the FBI and their support teams, all at the highest levels of our criminal justice system have been caught engaging in conduct contradicting their own policies and rules of ethics, as well as US law. This collectively jeopardizes the liberty and freedom of every American.
Prosecutorial misconduct litigation has increased over the past 20 years but, less than 2% of those engaged in ithave been held accountable.
The Big Qs: What happens now, and where is accountability going to originate?
The Big A: The Justice Department and FBI must be overhauled.
“The overhaul should take place in the form of new training, ethics counseling, internal accountability and more.
“This President has made criminal justice and prison reform domestic agenda items, but I don’t think at the time he made that announcement, he had any idea of what that meant.
“We need real criminal justice and prison reform.
“It must start with our criminal justice system. It’s time for real change. As complicated as that sounds and difficult as it may be to accomplish, there is only one thing that’s going to be harder for the president, and that is identifying one person, or one body of people that can accomplish what now appears to be an impossible task.
“Without this change, we are all doomed,” writes former NYC Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik
Editor’s Note: As New York City’s 40th Police Commissioner, Bernard Kerik was in command of the NYPD on September 11, 2001, and responsible for the city’s response, rescue, recovery, and the investigative efforts of the most substantial terror attack in world history. His 35-year career has been recognized in more than 100 awards for meritorious and heroic service, including a Presidential commendation for heroism by President Ronald Reagan, two Distinguished Service Awards from the US Department of Homeland Security, The Ellis Island Medal of Honor, and an appointment as Honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.