In the never ending Cattaraugus County saga of absolute criminal madness, District Attorney Lori Rieman takes minor traffic violations to a sitting Cattaraugus County Grand Jury. There is no provision in law whatsoever to take violations to a Grand Jury. But this is Cattaraugus County where Justice goes to die. The only problem is it is already dead and there are Psychopaths at the helm who are running around like a immature group of high school teenagers using the “authority” of the District Attorney’s office to carry out personal vendettas under the color of law. Continue reading
In the ongoing Stahlman case, where a father and son of the Seneca Nation were each charged with three different felony crimes, the Court Gallery, i.e. the public, was removed from court, which was in violation of both the New York State Constitution (cite one, cite two) and US Constitution (cite one cite two cite three). We have never seen that before. Here are some other firsts we have never seen before in court, which occurred in the Seneca Stahlman Trial, here in Cattaraugus County, New York, where Justice Goes to Die. As the Law & Order series is remembered by “ripped straight from the headlines” the trial of the Stahlman family, in which a father and son were accused of horrendous crimes, was supposed to end on Friday, January 29th, 2016, but it didn’t, why? Because in Cattaraugus County, New York, the justice system is for the most part rigged. It’s nothing more than a Kangaroo Court system where the decision of guilty has already been made and the average folks will only find justice based in some of the un-corruptible old-timer judges at the lower levels and honest lawyers who understand the term justice and are willing to stand up for it, something you will not find at the County or Supreme Court Level here in Cattaraugus. It should have ended on Friday with a predetermined outcome, however a courageous young attorney from Buffalo made sure that didn’t happen… Continue reading
In a local court case in Cattaraugus County, New York, a local Pro-Se litigant made the biggest mistake of his life. He decided to represent himself against false accusations, which is illegal in New York State, the most corrupt State in the United States. In liberal New York State it is also illegal if you exercise your right to remain silent, The 1st, 5th and the rest of the Amendments (the Bill of Rights) are not valid in New York. If you dare to exercise them you will be beaten by a Sheriffs Deputy who has been sued in federal court for the same type of conduct and perjury as well. The district attorney and her minions will then conspire to cover it up because they don’t want their criminally natured enforcers to be held accountable to we the people. They would also… Continue reading
A local Pro Se defendant has made a lot of history in the realms of law lately;
First in U.S. history to denied constitutional and civil rights by a law that does not exist.
First in U.S. history to be indicted without a grand jury even being formed.
First in U.S. history to be arraign twice (attempted that is) on the same bogus crime, which they cannot do.
In another first, and stunning twist of stupidly and criminally by Cattaraugus County, New York, District Attorney Lori Rieman, and her band of criminals, she now claims she has the authority to indict an individual without a Grand Jury even being formed.
Indictment (from Blacks Law dictionary, 6th addition); A accusation in writing found and presented by a grand jury…
Here is another amazing feat of Rieman. She also claimed in her response to her Pro Se victim that a grand jury was not empaneled and the Cattaraugus County Judge affirmed it (We don’t think Lori told the County Judge the truth about want was really going on). Continue reading
With all the focus on corrupt police murdering citizens, like our fellow New Yorker Eric Garner, who was allegedly selling single cigarettes, at $0.50 CENTS A PIECE! and Grand Jury’s appearing to do nothing about it, we need to take the time to look at what a Grand Jury is supposed to be, versus what it is today.
Strange how this website came out espousing the importance of Grand Jury’s and within months the hegelian dialectic kicks in at full force.
Cattaraugus County, New York, District Attorney Lori Rieman is being considered to have her name submitted to the Guinness World Book of Records as the most corrupt District Attorney in the history of the United States.
Cattaraugus County, New York, District Attorney Lori Rieman appears to be the first District Attorney in the history of the United States to indict a person WITHOUT a grand jury handing down an indictment (also called a true bill) against said person. Continue reading
Although at one point in time, it could be said the grand jury system was a rubber stamp of the DA [Judge Sol Wachtler, the former Chief Judge of the State, was quoted as saying, “A grand jury would indict a ham sandwich,” (See People v. Carter, 77 N.Y. 2d 95, 107 & n.1 (1990) (Titone, J., dissenting); In re Grand Jury Subpoena, 144 Misc. 2D 1012, 1016 n.1 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. County 1989)], that has not been true for many years, at least not in Kings County. Changes to the composition of the pool from which grand jurors are chosen are largely responsible for this phenomenon… Continue reading
This excellent New York Times article describes how those accused of a ‘crime’, who believe they have done no wrong, can go before the grand jury to plea there case and a good percentage gets ‘no-billed’ meaning the grand jury, after hearing their statements refuse to hand down an indictment, i.e. not charge them.
Here is just two quotes;
“Sara Sun Beale, a national expert on grand jury issues at Duke University School of Law, said the indications that more suspects are testifying and that many of them are not indicted may mean that the New York grand jury system should become a national mode….”
“Lawyers say the 1978 change in the law permitting defense lawyers in the grand jury room prompted them to begin encouraging some clients to testify. Other changes accelerated the trend, including new selection methods that broadened the pool of potential jurors, and what some lawyers say is an increasing willingness by grand jurors to question official accounts of crimes.”
This shows you the power of New York’s Grand Jury System. Click here to read the entire article. Caveat: There is no telling when, or if this article will be moved, removed, etc…. so you may want to save one for yourself. Click here to read the article.
Important Notice to individuals who are being ‘investigated/indicted’ by the DA/grand jury;
CPL 190.50(5)(a) provides that the District Attorney must notify the defendant or his or her attorney of a pending Grand Jury proceeding in such manner as to afford the defendant reasonable time to exercise his or her right to appear as a witness therein.
If the prosecutor does not provide notice of grand jury presentation when s/he is required to, this is a denial of your due process rights. Defendants can then file a “five day motion” to properly challenge the failure, and throw out the indictment and give you the chance to be heard before the grand jury, so they can hear your side of the story and call your witnesses before they render their decision.
Further a ‘five day’ motion it is not considered a “pretrial motion” (see CPL §§ 210.35 , 255.10), and therefore the timing is not governed by the forty-five day period specified in CPL § 255.20. This motion must be made within five days after arraignment or it is waived (see CPL § 190.50[5(c)]). See also Commentary, N.Y. Crim. Proc. Law § 190.50 (McKinney).
A runaway grand jury is one in which the grand jurors have taken control over the investigation and are refusing to listen to the prosecutor. In the 19th century, when America was still strong and independent, their were many run-away grand juries. By the 20th century prosecutors have taken over and indicated many a ham sandwiches. Today, it is considered an exception to the rule when grand jurors ignore the prosecutor(s) and they start and follow their own path of discover and decisions. However, runaways were still found in the 20th century. One of the best known were the New York grand juries in the 1930’s, in which they barred prosecutors from coming into the grand jury room and took off on its own investigation of corruption in New York city government. More proof that the grand jury clauses in the New York State constitution are still some of the strongest.