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    Default Judge Sentenced to 28 Years in Prison For Selling 'Kids-For-Cash' to Prisons (about time already!!!)

    A Pennsylvania judge was sentenced to 28 years in prison for selling “kids-for-cash.”

    The bribery scandal made headlines when Former Luzerne County Judge Mark Ciavarella Jr. was alleged to have taken $1 million in bribes from juvenile detention centers to fill their cells with children who came before him in court.

    The Associated Press says the following:

    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court tossed about 4,000 convictions issued by Ciavarella between 2003 and 2008, saying he violated the constitutional rights of the juveniles, including the right to legal counsel and the right to intelligently enter a plea.


    Ciavarella, 61, was tried and convicted of racketeering charges earlier this year. His attorneys had asked for a “reasonable” sentence in court papers, saying, in effect, that he’s already been punished enough.


    “The media attention to this matter has exceeded coverage given to many and almost all capital murders, and despite protestation, he will forever be unjustly branded as the ‘Kids for Cash’ judge,” their sentencing memo said.

    The Times Leader reports that the court house in Scranton was overflowing as over a dozen people who had been essentially “sold” to prisons by the judge turned out to exchange horror stories.

    Jeff Pollins’ stepson was convicted by Ciavarella. He turned out to eagerly awaiting the judge’s sentencing.

    “These kids are still affected by it. It’s like post traumatic stress disorder,” Pollins said to the Times Leader. “Our life is ruined. It’s never going to be the same… I’d like to see that happen to him,” he added.

    Now that Ciaverella has been locked up, that solves one problem but raises an important question that few are asking: Was this an isolated incident or are there more just like him who have made similar deals with prisons across the United States?

    The fact that this sort of bribery would even be proposed to the judge suggests that this is a much broader problem, and this one incident was just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.

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    dynamo says "about time already! Lenient sentence, IMO, considering the crime"...

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    Default Re: Judge Sentenced to 28 Years in Prison For Selling 'Kids-For-Cash' to Prisons (about time already!!!)

    Long overdue.

    I learned of corrupt police, judges, District Attorneys, Lawyers, and courts the hard way, by personal experience. As I did further research, I learned about quotas for filling for-profit prisons, and facilities used for inmates or halfway houses that they personally profit from.

    I witnessed schemes that would be difficult, if not impossible, to describe. I guess you could call them backwards plea bargains that set traps for future profit. Many an innocent person have been traumatized, including very senior ladies.

    Courts are run by criminals. Now as we find out how many have protected pedophiles and punished victims we are beginning to see the scope and depth of what we are dealing with here.

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    Default Re: Judge Sentenced to 28 Years in Prison For Selling 'Kids-For-Cash' to Prisons (about time already!!!)

    Good riddance. He should have gotten longer.

    Now for the rest of the corrupt judges in our "justice" system.

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    Default Re: Judge Sentenced to 28 Years in Prison For Selling 'Kids-For-Cash' to Prisons (about time already!!!)

    And WHY do the People allow these judges (read "and associated 'real' criminals") to be put in position in the first place? How are people being deceived?

    What needs to be revealed for people to realize what's happening, why they are ALLOWING these people to remain in power?

    Can those set of questions be dialog'd on?

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    Default Re: Judge Sentenced to 28 Years in Prison For Selling 'Kids-For-Cash' to Prisons (about time already!!!)

    I fear this may not end well for this Judge. The inmates don't take kindly to men who ill treat children.

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    Default Re: Judge Sentenced to 28 Years in Prison For Selling 'Kids-For-Cash' to Prisons (about time already!!!)

    What sort of beings are these?
    No feelings or morals, not humans.

    Once convicted of such crimes/acts they should be re-classed as non-humans and have a different title for the rest of their days.
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    we can only hope this is true and that justice is finaly being served-

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    Default Re: Judge Sentenced to 28 Years in Prison For Selling 'Kids-For-Cash' to Prisons (about time already!!!)

    The sad part I have noticed is that some parents seem to relinquish, quite readily, the fate of their children to "the system".

    If the child messes up, it is "the system's" fault! HUH?!!!

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    Default Re: Judge Sentenced to 28 Years in Prison For Selling 'Kids-For-Cash' to Prisons (about time already!!!)

    In a law suit i filed once against a large corporate entity, a judge who was hearing motions on the case, took us all into chambers, and said directly to me: 'dont come to the legal system for justice'. That says it all

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    Default Re: Judge Sentenced to 28 Years in Prison For Selling 'Kids-For-Cash' to Prisons (about time already!!!)

    This is an awful story. But I can't help asking about the prison company that was doing the bribing? Surely they should be shut down and their directors thrown in jail too?

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    Default Re: Judge Sentenced to 28 Years in Prison For Selling 'Kids-For-Cash' to Prisons (about time already!!!)

    Quote Posted by GMB1961 (here)
    I fear this may not end well for this Judge. The inmates don't take kindly to men who ill treat children.
    How true!!! I'm quite sure many of the inmates currently incarcerated in the same prison started their journey in the juvenile detention system. I wonder how many of those folks as kids had sentences manipulated, or were abused in multiple ways? I guess they won't take too kindly to the good ol judge. I wonder if this guy had kids?? How could you sleep at night, profiting off the backs of kids, no matter how disturbed they are? Of course, if he did have kids and they were to get in trouble, he would have bought them out of it.

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    Default Re: Judge Sentenced to 28 Years in Prison For Selling 'Kids-For-Cash' to Prisons (about time already!!!)

    I know of a case where the poor people were innocent, decent folks, struggling to do everything in a fair and godly manner who were accused, abused by lawyers who colluded behind their backs with judge and opposition govt. services resulting in destruction of the elderly and impoverishment of them and their sincere caretaker who was an adult child. They eventually had to leave the country and lost their meager life savings. All of this was caused by a doctor who failed to read and understand a medical record (discovered long after the fact) and another who may have been involved in a criminal scam to supply hip surgery patients to a "nursing home" which made him a director since he sent them so many victims.

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    Default Re: Judge Sentenced to 28 Years in Prison For Selling 'Kids-For-Cash' to Prisons (about time already!!!)

    Sunny-side-up ... I have a vastly different sentence for this steamy pile of feces, but I sure like the way you're thinkin' ... reclassification ... I could get somewhere productive with that.!.!.!.

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    Default Re: Judge Sentenced to 28 Years in Prison For Selling 'Kids-For-Cash' to Prisons (about time already!!!)

    On and on it goes:

    German couple jailed for selling son to paedophiles on dark net

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45096183

    A woman who sold her son to paedophiles on the dark net has been jailed for 12 years and six months by a court in southern Germany.

    Only 12 years this case 0.o
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    Quote Posted by Cognitive Dissident (here)
    This is an awful story. But I can't help asking about the prison company that was doing the bribing? Surely they should be shut down and their directors thrown in jail too?
    The problem is probably too deep to take out quickly. I was just reading an article on Zero Hedge about how, out of the top few dozen corporations in the US, I think it was 78% of them share at least one board member with another one of these top companies. Sometimes they share multiple board members. It really is becoming an oligarchy.

    One company I know that is involved in building private prisons and also detention centers for the government is KBR, the Halliburton subsidiary which was caught trafficking women and children as sex slaves in the Bosnian conflict in the 1990's when Clinton was president.

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    Default Re: Judge Sentenced to 28 Years in Prison For Selling 'Kids-For-Cash' to Prisons (about time already!!!)

    I'd like this to end too. I think we all would... (except for you know who of course)
    Anyone who thinks there's no such thing as evil just needs to look right here.

    Reclassification is certainly a slippery slope! The powers that be still have not decided if psychopathy is something you're born with, or something you change into.

    Once we start taking away rights from a select group of people, we're going back towards slavery again.

    There's always the problem of "framing" people too. I've been framed myself once or twice, and I've also been the one who believed the lie - it's just too easy sometimes.

    I don't want to murder them, I don't want to imprison them, I just want this to STOP. If I had to sacrifice my own privacy to stop this, I would in a heartbeat. I'd give anything, actually - if only I knew what it was.

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    Default Re: Judge Sentenced to 28 Years in Prison For Selling 'Kids-For-Cash' to Prisons (about time already!!!)

    And here he is on the receiving end of a tongue-lashing from a mum whose son later committed suicide:

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    The man exudes arrogance - I'm sure I discern a faint smirk. The long-term dose of the Scrubs in store for him should hopefully rectify that.
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    Default Re: Judge Sentenced to 28 Years in Prison For Selling 'Kids-For-Cash' to Prisons (about time already!!!)

    I would call this a genuine white hat victory. And sadly it is by no means isolated. There could be 10,000 "people" like him.

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