Friday, December 25, 2009
WNYC Radio Group Project: Come Up With Our Next Call-In
The Brian Lehrer show (WNYC.org)is asking the public to tell them what to put on the show. I have copied a few of the comments to this question below. The overwhelming response is: court corruption needs to be discussed and exposed.
From time to time, we do open phones segments around a particular question or topic. What question would you like to hear our listeners answer in the first call-in segment of 2010? Suggest an open phones question below!
Gary from Upper Left Side
December 22, 2009 - 10:55AM
How about investigating Congressman Charlie Rangel?
William galison from manhattan
December 22, 2009 - 01:16PM
New York State government is rife with corruption. The New York Times describes New York as a "Failed State". Consider the indictments (and convictions) of high level politicians in the past year alone.
The most destructive corruption occurs in the Judiciary, where corrupt judges (and lawyers) break the rules they are sworn to obey, destroying lives and depriving the public of the fundamental right to due process.
Anyone who has ever tried to complain about judicial corruption will find that the "ethics oversight" committees for judges and lawyers are a total sham.
Likewise, complaints against misconduct by the District Attorney and Attorney General are buried and ignored.
Up to now, WNYC has ignored this huge problem. There has never been a call in show about Judicial or law enforcement corruption. A call-in show would be the beginning of accountability for crooked judges and lawyers.
This would not be a call-in from people unhappy with a judge's decision, or a lawyer's incompetence, but with violations of ethical and criminal laws and rules by judges and lawyers.
William galison from manhattan
December 22, 2009 - 01:18PM
The call-in question would be:
"What are your experiences with corrupt judges and lawyers who have violated the rules and laws to which they are bound?"
laura masonic from sussex County...NJ
December 22, 2009 - 04:14PM
Civil rights are not topics for entertainment alone.... why then are Adopted Adults deprived the right to their Original Birth Document..
When a Law was passed to protect adoptive parents privacy were no provisions made for the furure adults who were the babies of adoption, they also have a Civil right....NJ Legislators need to vote a bill presently in the Senate....
Terence Finnan from north of NYC
December 22, 2009 - 06:16PM
There are many pending lawsuits involving judicial corruption in Federal District Courts in NY and in the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in NYC, which cry out for exposure. This is something that cannot be ignored. Right now, the judicial corruption has harmed many and some have fought back in the Federal and State courts. If we don't expose this and fight back, who will help when judicial corruption has you as a target. Judicial corruption will be an issue in the coming campaign and the listeners could be informed early enough about the candidates will promise do about it. Knowledge is power for the voter. Judicial corruption will not go away, if cover our ears.
J anderson from New York City
December 22, 2009 - 06:47PM
Currently, many lawsuits involving judicial corruption are pending in Federal District Courts in NY and in the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in NYC. Wide ranging hearings concerning corruption are being held by the State Senate Judiciary Committee chaired by Senator Sampson. This is a critical matter facing voters as we head into an election year. WNYC should devote time and attention to this vital subject. Judicial corruption threatens to undermine the very foundation of our democracy.
R. Pollack from Riverhead, NY
December 22, 2009 - 11:37PM
As a female, disabled civil rights attorney for 27 years, I was beaten up in NYC Family Court by Court officers who gave over $60,000.00 in campaign funds to the NY Atty General Cuomo, whose office refused to investigate the case and moved to dismiss it. The question of widespread retaliation against attorneys and their clients who oppose discrimination by the Courts on a state and now federal level must be examined. On a federal level, my client's entire case file was destroyed this year BY THE COURT to cover up the criminal wrongdoing in his case.
This is documented and proven. The State's grievance committees have taken an active role in the cover up of the criminality by attacking attorney whistle blowers.
We have the documentation and witnesses. It is but a fraction of the nationwide corruption which will lead to the further destruction of our nation's legal system. It gives a black eye to those judge's and attorneys in the system who are genuine and just.
A light must be shined on the mechanics of the court system and the politics therein.. The Lycerne County PA scandal is the tip of the iceberg.
P. Allen from New York, NY
December 23, 2009 - 05:46AM
There is no point in having a call-in show about adoption laws, or any other laws, if the courts are corrupt and/or unethical and do not follow the law.
NYS is host to some of the worst judicial corruption in the country. Many ordinary citizens have been dragged into a kind of hell, by having to turn to, or been sued in, the NY courts.
In light of the fact that the NY Senate is in the middle of holding public hearings about corruption allegations against the NY agencies that are supposed to regulate attorney ethics and judge ethics, I suggest that WNYC have a call-in show about listeners' experiences and frustrations in trying to obtain an ethical and fair hearing in the NY Courts.
Frank Brady from Manhattan
December 23, 2009 - 07:44AM
If you google "corrupt courts" you'll be stunned to read about how corrupt the courts in New York State are. A call in with suggestions to clean up the federal and state courts in New York, and restore integrity to our treasured judicial branch of government, would provide a huge public service.
Carol Barbieri from Atlantic Highlands, NJ
December 23, 2009 - 08:23AM
New Jersey adoptees have been fighting for access to their original birth certificates for 30 years now. NJ Bill # A-752 has been stalled in the Assembly for two years (after being passed by the Senate). Assemblyman Joe Roberts refuses to post the bill for a hearing. My question is: "Isn't 30 years long enough to wait for adoptees to have access to their birth certificates?" The bill will give birthmothers an entire year to file a letter with the state that will tell an adoptee that she doesn't want contact. She can also have her name and address removed from the original birth certificate. This bill is fair to BOTH parties - the adoptee AND birthmother. http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/commentary/give-new-jersey-adoptees-the-same-right-to-their-birth-certificates-that-the-rest-of-us-are-granted
Elizabeth from Buffalo NY
December 23, 2009 - 09:37AM
I concur with those from downstate NY that the judicial branch of this government is severly corrupt...as I worked with them for 30 yrs and I am now a victim for the 2nd time, only because I reported a sexually harassing judge who was eventually removed, producing hatred among those judges and political connections to judges, who continue and demand judicial workplace sexual activities , and then I was compelled to endure years and years of employee, supervisor and court administrator retaliation....all while receiving continuous excellent evaluations!
My story relates criminal actions taken by the courts to quiet me from revealing the dirty and illegal secrets that the NY justice system employs.
Stunning and incredible are the expressions I must use to describe to you the criminal conduct employed by the NY Office State Of Court Administration.....to silence my facts and years of personal experiences relative to judicial syndicate behavior!
k patrick brady from Rochester WNY
December 23, 2009 - 10:03AM
Please shine your light on Judicial Corruption. New Yorks judiciary, including the Attorney General/Department of Law suborns and perpetuates the greatest consumer fraud of all; the MYTH of JUSTICE.
N.M. from New York
December 23, 2009 - 02:08PM
How about the rigging of child custody and divorce cases in the Ninth Judicial District Second Department in New York? Where cases are been rigged to eliminated the protective parent. The fact that some cases have been fixed in order to sexually exploited children. Why criminal complaints are been ignored in regard of children been involved in child porn in New York State, because the case was priviously fixed by a judge, the law guardian the offending party and the rest of the judicial gang?
Luisa from Long Island, NY
December 23, 2009 - 02:27PM
The sad thing is....The Court systems are being run by a bunch of criminals, who belong in JAIL..Laywers, Judges and the Politicians are committing egregious crimes every single day and the FBI, Attorney General's Office, and the U.S Attorney's Office are doing absolutely NOTHING about it..WHY is the question here? Please we need to expose these crimes.. and the MEDIA has to help us.. PLEASE HELP, HELP, HELP THESE INNOCENT VICTIMS!!!
galit Schloss from Bronx
December 23, 2009 - 02:37PM
According to the 2009 Report of the Commission on Judicial Conduct, there were 1,923 complaints filed in 2008. Yet of these complaints only 262 were investigated and of those, 173 were dismissed. In which about more than 90% of them get dismissed for allegedly being only a fee dispute, but they were not
1. in addition there are many more victims of this corruption Legal system who do not complain at all.
I am one of the thousands of litigants who never complaint to the C.J.C or to the Grieving Comity, because its will only caused me more harm.
i am involved for eight years in the court system , i am still not divorced, and i never had my day in Court, because judges and attorneys keep violating the laws, and my right for due process, the affect on my children and me is devastating, "America" knows about it but is quiet about it, we have no where to complaint about it.
laura masonic from sussex County...NJ
December 23, 2009 - 03:14PM
It is a breath of fresh air to read that so many of the populus feels dissed & without true representation.there are stories enough to fill books, but courts are corrupted by the "Good ole boy network" they protect each other at everyones peril...
Where do we find the HONEST judge who can't be corrupted...
The representatives we vote for are equally roped into the Get rich quick schemes..
the public beware we are pawns in the games of the powerfull, We who they reley on for their livelyhood..
Jackie from Upstate New York
December 23, 2009 - 03:46PM
I think one of the most serious problems facing New York citizens, right now, is corruption throughout the court system.
Therefore, my question would be "Have you or someone in your family been harmed by judicial corruption?"
Christine Anderson from Manhattan
December 23, 2009 - 06:41PM
Why not the subject of judicial corruption? It affects every aspect of our lives. There are others, like myself, who collided with the system, to our detriment, and I speak as a former court attorney. It really is time for someone with guts to at least make a start on a topic which has wreaked havoc with the lives of NYC citizens.
CA of Manhattan
Hans Ulrich from Brookyn
December 23, 2009 - 10:22PM
I would like to hear a discussion on the pervasive corruption that plagues the New York State Office of Court Administration.
Luisa from Long Island, NY
December 24, 2009 - 05:55AM
I can guarantee that if WNYC decides to open their phone lines with the Topic of NYS Court Corruption, the phone lines would ring off the wall...Try it and you will see that i'm right!!
My questions would be..
1) Why are these Judges, Powerful Lawyers and Politicians getting away with it all, even after these crimes have been reported to the proper Federal and State authorities?
2) How can a "Powerful Lawyer", who's committed Extortion, Coercion, Felony Level Sexual Abuse, Obstruction of JUSTICE and who's heard on an Audio-Video DVD tape admitting to his crimes get away with it all?
K from pendleton, ny
December 24, 2009 - 10:12AM
Court Corruption in New York is rampant, all of Will Galison statements about our Attorney Grievance, Attorney General, Sheriff, DA even our FEDS is true. Complaints filed in these agencies go in the circular file.
Any stalker can violate an innocent persons rights and use lawyers and judges, sheriffs, DA's to accomplish their insanity.
I have 4 cases that felonies have been committed, Fraud on the Court and many other charges and there is no one to call. Call another lawyer, the lawyers are doing it, why are the lawyers doing it, there have been statements that my stalker has a powerful position and the last one they did it to committed suicide, so I would guess they will cover it up they best they can, and where are the FEDS, not returning our calls, where is the AG to investigate the attorneys felonies, not returning our calls. Why hasn't the Attorney Grievance Committee started an investigation, they do not return calls.
Stalkers and psychopaths are ruling our courts.
K from pendleton, ny
December 24, 2009 - 10:34AM
for the stalkers in NY, just pass around fake psych paperwork on your victim.......
no one will believe them no matter what they say and there is no agency that investigates such a felony and call up their lawyers and tell all the fake stories you want so the lawyer ditches the case and makes it cost them.........stalkers rule the courts!
k from pendleton
December 24, 2009 - 05:20PM
Town of Pendleton can back date false charges to deny your rights as they did when they filed those false charges so then this travels to Erie County Court where they hold more false trials and rumor has it changed that paperwork this travel back to Niagara County Court where they again commit Fraud on the Court.
The AG states, just trying to discredit you!
try and get a lawyer, it will cost you, you have no rights soeth say The Senator! At least rumor has it it is my Senator! If it isn't Georgie you have some explaining to do.....
Gerald Galison from United States
December 24, 2009 - 05:29PM
The failed state (NY) addressing both the legislature and judiciary.
Randy Weinstein from Manhattan
December 24, 2009 - 09:59PM
"What are your experiences with corrupt judges and lawyers who have violated the rules and laws to which they are bound and how did the judicial system respond to your grievances?
mike t. grant from manhattan
December 25, 2009 - 09:39AM
I have information about N.Y.S. Courts corruption. The court kidnapped Kevin Dozier-06a1227 and charged him with being an associate of Bin Laden. the federal government was contacted and they have done nothing. Mr. Ron Kuby And Mr. Daniel M. Perez misrepresented the case.(7483-2003) Records show that the previously mentioned attorneys were paid bribe monies to keep quiet. it is common knowledge that Mr. ron Kuby and daniel M. perez are corrupt soldiers of this corrupt system. they pretend to represent their clients.
margarita walter from westchester county
December 25, 2009 - 12:02PM
Pervasive corruption continues as an accepted practice between attorneys and judges in Westchester County, typically in the matrimonial part. What can be done to protect the rights of inncoent litigants who suffer from the fallout of such behavior? Many litigants are denied their constitutional rights, are denied access to their children, suffer loss of their property and assets, among many other court sanctioned outcomes. Despite historcial attempts for corrective action, it appears to have been given "lip service" only with no comprehensive follow remedy.
Betsy Combier from New York City
December 25, 2009 - 12:17PM
Your listeners need to hear about the corruption of the Unified Court System, which is destroying lives, careers, and families.
I have put my Federal lawsuit out on the internet, and on my facebook page. Available here:
RICO in the New York State Unified Court System: How the Courts Steal Your Property, Your Children, and Try To Destroy Your Life...And How You Can Stop Them
We need to stop the RICO in the Unified Court System of New York State! Any media dedicated to public service must take notice of the infested courts and their personnel.