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What is Justice?


DELEMUS, GERALD September 25, 2019

I thought it may be of interest to share a few thoughts on the behavior of our government in particular the Department of Justice. There is a reason that the name of this department carries the title it does, that reason is to administer justice for the American people at every opportunity.

Justice is an interesting word that should seem to carry some "higher standard" of behavior when we hear those words. We should revisit what the definition of justice is; this way we will have some idea why the title "Department of Justice" was selected for this department.

One would think if one's title was "carpenter" this person would be skilled in carpentry as you would, say, a "brain surgeon". With the title of brain surgeon you would expect they would be knowledgeable of the human brain and in the ways of performing necessary surgeries when needed to fulfill their work.

That being said we would believe also that the Department of Justice would be skilled in delivering justice to all they have dealings with. Here is the Webster's 1828 Dictionaries definition of justice:

"The virtue which consists in giving to every one what is his due; practical conformity to the laws and to principles of *rectitude in the dealings of men with each other; honesty; integrity in commerce or mutual intercourse. Justice is distributive or commutative. Distributive justice belongs to magistrates or rulers, and consists in distributing to every man that right or equity which the laws and the principles of equity require; or in deciding controversies according to the laws and to principles of equity.

*The definition of "rectitude" is as follows:

"noun, In morality, rightness of principle or practice; uprightness of mind; exact conformity to truth, or to the rules prescribed for moral conduct, either by divine or human laws. Rectitude of mind is the disposition to act in conformity to any known standard of right, truth or justice; rectitude of conduct is the actual conformity to such standard."

I thought it wise to include these two definitions to use as a basis to compare how our Department of Justice, through their myriad of agencies such as the FBI, Federal Courts and the U.S. Attorneys Office, are performing their job that we the American people pay for and are in fact subject to at times.

So here goes, In my particular case dealing with the Bundy family in Bunkerville Nevada I will lay out a few facts about my experiences. When I arrived in Bunkerville the Bundy family was terrified due to the fact that the FBI and or BLM (Bureau of Land Management) had sniper teams placed above their home taking aim at those who either visited or lived there; to include small children. This in fact was the sole reason I traveled to Bunkerville in 2014. The Department of Justice's (DOJ) U.S. Attorney Mr. Myhre did not have a warrant to search nor arrest anyone at the Bundy home or any of those visiting, yet sniper teams were in place. No one from the Bundy family had threatened any Federal law enforcement officers or anyone representing the federal government. Several members of the Bundy family had been physically assaulted by Bureau of Land Management agents and this is on video, and even under such stress the Bundy's remained peaceful. Bundy family members were taken into custody without due process for recording the actions of the federal sniper teams. The Bundy's cattle were being shot and concealed either in mass graves or hauled out into desolate areas to conceal their corpses. After a 2 year investigation and the second try to obtain indictments against 19 people who were at the Bundy ranch indictments were finally granted. We were taken into custody and held without bail and in fact denied bail and delivered eventually to the Federal Court in Las Vegas Nevada before Judge Navarro. We were then denied bail and denied our right to a "speedy trial" as the prosecution and the judge decided our case was "complex". This decision was after the prosecution had a 2 year head start on building their case. The judge ordered the prosecutions evidence to be provided to the defendants and their counsel within 2 weeks. This never happened and what was released in my case took months and the most important information was never released by the prosecution. The FBI and the U.S. Attorney denied that there were snipers at the Bundys even in their testimony and had it not been for BLM Lead Investigator Wooten's letter as a "whistle blower" we would never have had any proof of the snipers being deployed.

BLM Lead Investigator Wooten called out the BLM under Special Agent in Charge Daniel P. Love as well as the FBI and the U.S. Attorney for concealing vital information in the case as well as for outrageous and dangerous behavior by the government. It may be a good time to go back and read the definition of justice again before you continue. The department that bears the title containing it's job title "Justice" was anything but just. In fact their behavior was illegal and dangerous not to mention it flies in the face of our nation's Constitutional guarantees.

When Wooten's letter was sent to the court and the DOJ the last 2 out of 3 trials were ruled "mistrials with prejudice". Mind you they hadn't been tried yet and the only trial that had occurred has 2 men in prison for lengthy terms and any others that signed plea agreements were held to their agreements. This even though the truth of the Prosecutor's, the FBI's and the BLM's deceit, lies and concealment of vital evidence was denied to those convicted before the information was revealed by Wooten.

We see in the news about the FBI's spying on President Trump's campaign and lying to obtain FISA warrants, leaking information and in reality trying to overthrow our government and no one goes to jail. No justice is delivered for the people of America through the department that bears the title "Department of Justice".

I have sat in prison for nearly 4 years along with 2 others in the case and justice cries out to be served. We will never get back the years we have spent wrongly imprisoned, but if we can in some way correct the behavior of an out of control "justice" system it will be worth it.

Semper Fi, Jerry

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