I’d intended to approach the IRS with petitions to revoke the American Bar Association’s tax exemption, but the Annual Oversight meeting could happen soon, providing an excuse to delay oversight until 2012.
From: Susan Chandler
Date: January 14, 2011 4:20:35 AM EST
Subject: Annual Oversight Meeting – Request for investigation on behalf of those taxed without representation
IRS Oversight Board
1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20220
To whom it may concern:
There is a extraordinary large group of oppressed taxpayers, inherently divided into small groups that are for the most part unaware of each other and therefore unable to speak as one to the IRS.
This group consists of the families of those serving false convictions.
Essentially, they are being taxed without representation, as case law and legislated civil immunities for prosecutors and their supervisors make justice unavailable.
In 1976, the United States Supreme Court gave immunity to prosecutors in Imbler v Pachtman, even for willful misconduct. Later, their ruling in Van de Kamp v Goldstein gave immunities to prosecutors’ supervisors. The Supreme Court’s overreaches proved oppressive, sometimes deadly so, as the American Bar Association was entrusted with oversight and has gone to extraordinary lengths to protect its members ahead of the public, although doing so makes nonsense of the basis of their federal income tax exemption, rendering them essentially a mutual aid society that only very occasionally pretends to protect the public.
These unacceptable circumstances cannot possibly be outside the IRS’s knowledge. Exoneration news story after news story confirm deliberate use of untenable trial tactics: coached informants, coerced confessions, unqualified experts, witness intimidation as well as withheld, planted, “lost” or misrepresented evidence and more. The American Bar Association and its affiliates can only fine, suspend and/or disbar miscreant attorneys. While civil attorneys are often held accountable by the Bar, prosecutors and their supervisors very rarely are. This dark, unwarranted disparity has also frequently made the news.
Making matters exponentially worse, neither prosecutors nor their supervisors reasonably react to news that an expert witness, forensic technique or laboratory has been discredited, and the numbers of cases involved are astonishing. The FBI used their own “bullet lead analysis” for roughly 40 years before declaring it wholly unreliable, and rather than notifying the convicted, the FBI notified prosecutors and/or supervisors of the @2,500 affected cases. Discredited dog handler John Preston was used at trial nationwide in hundreds of cases before and after an Ohio federal court found him a fraud and perjurer in upsetting Dale Sutton’s conviction in 1983; discredited dog handler Keith Pikett participated in over 2,000 Texas criminal investigations, another California dog handler was discredited – the total likely matches or exceeds that of “bullet lead analysis” cases. Fire forensics were updated in this century, and blood splatter technology has changed; it is far from unreasonable to suspect that another 2,500 cases are involved, at minimum.
It is reasonable to estimate that falsely convicted inmates, on average, have at least five family members paying federal taxes. With just the four factors named in the previous paragraph, likely more than 37,500 taxpayers were or remain directly affected.
And those four factors are just a small portion of the whole. There is no way to assess how many have been falsely imprisoned through deployment of untenable trial tactics until the American Bar Association holds prosecutors and their supervisors accountable – three upset convictions in Florida’s 18th judicial circuit (Juan Ramos, Wilton Dedge, Bill Dillon) indicate that the number of affected taxpayers will likely be astronomical, as miscreant prosecutors and supervisors repeat their unchecked behaviors relentlessly, engaging in outrageous coverups that are within the Bar’s knowledge.
Quite often, the families of the falsely convicted have expended the whole of their accumulated assets in a futile battle against a serially deck stacked in favor of public corruption. Those assets were after-tax, and no deductions were allowed for legal expense. Prematurely cashing in tax-sheltered savings likely caused a considerable number of families of incarcerated innocents to incur harsh tax penalties.
It is abundantly clear that the American Bar Association’s and its affiliates intend to continue to unequally serve the public and its members, wantonly shielding members that are prosecutors or prosecutorial supervisors. Although the FBI is mandated to investigate public corruption that affects trial outcomes, they will not do so, nor will they answer correspondence that requests an explanation. Sen. Patrick Leahy, serving on the Senate Judicial Committee providing FBI oversight, found the FBI to be lawless, wasteful, incompetent and derelict in many of their responsibilities under Director Mueller, but did not address the agency’s dereliction in investigating color-of-law trial abuses. It is therefore clear that until Congress holds the FBI fully accountable and takes it upon themselves to override unconstitutional civil immunities that make justice undeniably unequal, the IRS must not abet the Bar and the FBI in willfully protecting miscreants that deliberately break laws under the guise of delivering justice.
It falls to the IRS to acknowledge and act on this inherently disconnected group’s behalf in conducting annual oversight review this year, particularly since no taxpayers – aside from Bar members – are shielded from harm through the deliberate use of untenable trial tactics and/or the failure to acknowledge that cases they’re prosecuted were undermined by current events, such as updated fire forensics and DNA discrediting of additional dog handlers.
The public at large is indirectly affected by the Bar’s willful nonfeasance by abuse of their tax remittances, bearing the costs of incarcerating innocents, funding public defense as well as persecution in lieu of prosecution, funding docket time, funding executions.
In advocating for the immense group of incarcerated innocents and their friends and families, please investigate the American Bar Association and its affiliates tax exemptions with cool, clear heads, and revoke their exemptions retroactively for each year each organization is required to retain records. The resulting federal incomes will never come close to replacing the billions of dollars of tax money that the American public have been defrauded of to persecute and warehouse innocents while the actual criminals – armed robbers, rapists, child molesters, killers – found new victims amongst them and their children.
As the death penalty is still lawful in most states, it is a matter of life and death as well as taxation for the American Bar Association and its affiliates to at long last be held accountable by our federal government.
As every citizen has the right to petition government for redress, it is my sincere hope that one citizen giving voice to the obvious oppression of untold thousands will suffice in sparking an immediate investigation of the American Bar Association and its affiliates that results in revoking the federal tax exemptions of each entity until such time as they exhibit behaviors that benefit, rather than harm, the public at large. I look forward to your prompt response.