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UNEQUAL JUSTICE:
Going After Black & Hispanic "Little Fish",
While the "Big White Whales" Go Free

CJA's Correspondence

CJA's May 7, 2013 letter to all Senators & Assembly Members --
"
RE: Doing Your Part to End Public Corruption
:
   
 (1) by Giving Evidence to the U.S. Attorneys;
     (2) by Voting on Non-Partisan, Good-Government Legislative Rules Reform, such as Recommended by the 2009 Temporary Senate Committee on Rules & Administration Reform"

            
Senator Diaz' May 7, 2013 "What You Should Know" e-mail --
"The Only Thing New Is That Blacks And Hispanics Are Being Bugged to Bring Down Their Own"

            click here for CJA's April 15, 2013 corruption complaint to US Attorney Bharara 

      CJA's April 19, 2013 letter to Senator Malcolm Smith --
  "RE:
Being a Force for Good:
       (1)   by giving testimony to U.S. Attorney Bharara against Governor Cuomo & other corrupt, high-level constitutional and public officers;
       (2)   by building a Rules Reform Conference dedicated to securing debate and a simple Senate vote on the non-partisan, good-government rules reforms proposed by the 2009 Temporary Committee on Rules and Administration Reform
"
-- enclosed December 21, 2012 & December 7, 2012 letters 

      -- click here for referred-to materials pertaining to historic rules reform set in motion by Senator Malcolm Smith  

CJA's May 7, 2013 e-mail to Zachary Carter, Esq., attorney for Senator John Sampson -- "Subject: Senator John Sampson's Opportunity to Perform a Great Public Service by Cutting a Deal with the US Attorney"

CJA's May 9, 2013 email to Senator Sanders' Counsel & Director of Scheduling & Special Events -- "Subject: Attack on Black Leaders: Corruption or Conspiracy?': Tomorrow Night's Debate in Queens"

CJA's May 13, 2013 letter to U.S. Attorney Lynch -- "RE: United States of America v. John Sampson -- Deal-making that Advances the Corruption Fighting Agenda of U.S. Attorney Bharara and Repudiates the Appearance and Reality that Black & Hispanic Legislators are being Invidiously Investigates & Prosecuted"  

-- click here for
Senator John Sampson's historic leadership of the Senate Judiciary Committee by its 2009 Hearings on the Commission on Judicial Conduct & Court-Controlled Attorney Disciplinary System

CJA's May 13, 2013 letter to U.S. Attorney Bharara -- "RE: United States of America v. John Sampson -- Deal-making that Advances the Corruption Fighting Agenda of U.S. Attorney Bharara and Repudiates the Appearance and Reality that Black & Hispanic Legislators are being Invidiously Investigates & Prosecuted"  

CJA's May 13, 2013 e-mail to Zachary Carter, Esq., attorney for Senator John Sampson -- "Subject: USA v. John Sampson: Deal-making that Advances the Corruption-Fighting Agenda of US Attorney Bharara & Repudiates the Appearance and Reality that Black & Hispanic Legislators are being Invidiously Investigated & Prosecuted"

CJA's May 16, 2013 e-mail to Zachary Carter, Esq., attorney for Senator Sampson -- "Subject: USA v. John Sampson: Deal-making that Advances the Corruption-Fighting Agenda of US Attorney Bharara & Repudiates the Appearance and Reality that Black & Hispanic Legislators are being Invidiously Investigates & Prosecuted"


CJA's May 22, 2013 letter to ALL Senators & Assembly Members: "RE:  Doing Your Part to End Public Corruption: Part II:  
     
(1) Request for Legislative Follow-Up to Senator Sanders’ May 10th Forum “Attack on Black Leaders: Corruption or Conspiracy?”;
      (2) Request for Legislative Follow-Up to Senator Sampson’s 2009 hearings on the Commission on Judicial Conduct & Court-Controlled Attorney Disciplinary System"

 

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The Press in Action    

Coverage of Senator Sanders' May 10, 2013 forum
"Attack on Black Leaders: Corruption or Conspiracy?"

Before the May 10, 2013 forum --  

"'Attack on Black Leaders: Corruption or Conspiracy?: a debate in southeast Queens", May 1, 2013, Capital New York, Azi Paybarah

"Is There A Conspiracy To Take Down Minority Legislators?", May 7, 2013, City & State, Aaron Short

"Ruben Diaz Sr. plays the race card", May 7, 2013, Albany Times Union/Capitol Confidential; Jimmy Vielkind

"Is bias a factor in probe of state lawmakers? 'Perception' cited as real issue in state cases", May 9, 2013, Albany Times Union, Jimmy Vielkind

"'A conversation that goes on at everybody's kitchen table", May 10, 2013, Capital New York, Azi Paybarah

After the May 10, 2013 forum --

"State Senator Speculates and Debates: 'Attack on Black Leaders: Corruption or Conspiracy?'", May 11, 2013, Politicker, Ross Barkan   also posted in Albany Times Union Capitol Confidential

CJA's May 14, 2013 e-mail to Ross Barkan/NY Observer/Politicker  --"Subject: Evidence Establishing that Black & Hispanic Legislators are Being Invidiously & Selectively Investigated & Prosecuted" -- copies to forum participants including Michael Benjamin       

"Fed Probe in NY Legislature Raises Race Question", May 11, 2013, Wall Street Journal, Associated Press

Video briefing: In southeast Queens ‘corruption’ edges ‘conspiracy”, capitalnewyork.com, May 13, 2013 (Azi Paybarah)  --
                     includes FULL VIDEO of May 10, 2013 forum --
       see 1st question/comment from audience member: (at 1:24:00)
       see 3rd question/comment from audience member (Sassower): (at 1:30:30)

              
"Son of a Snitch" May 7, 2013, NY Post
              "James Sanders Clarifies 'Snitching' Stance Regarding Corruption",
                    May 8, 2013, NY Observer/Politicker, Colin Cambell

Southeast Queens debates corruption issues”, Times Ledger, May 16, 2013 (Richard Bochmann)

SE Queens debates corruption issues”, Queens Campaigner, May 16, 2013  (May 17, 2013)

Corrupt politicians or targeted leaders?”, Queens Courier, May 16, 2013 (Gannon)

"U.S. Attorney Rejects Idea of Corruption Conspiracy Against Minority Pols", May 17, 2013, Politiker, Ross Barkan

CJA's May 17, 2013 e-mail to Ross Barkan/NY Observer/Politicker -- "Subject: Beyond 'Theories' to VERIFIABLE EVIDENCE: The U.S. Attorneys' Invidious & Selective Prosecution of Minority Legislators" -- - copies to forum participants including Michael Benjamin      

"Minorities Should Seek Answers, Not Excuses, for Corruption", Michael Benjamin, City & State, May 30, 2013

"Playing the Victim Card", Alexis Grenell, City & State, May 30, 2013


CJA's May 31, 2013 e-mail to Morgan Pehme/Editor-City&State -- "Subject: Assemblywoman Inez Barron's call for Assembly Speaker Silver's Ouster & Michael Benjamin's column 'Minorities Should Seek Answer, Not Excuses, for Corruption'"  (with copy sent to Michael Benjamin)

CJA's June 15, 2013 e-mail to Thomas Kaplan/New York Times -- with cc's to other press -- "Subject: NYT story on selective & invidious investigation & prosecution of Black & Hispanic legislators?"   June 15, 2013 e-mail to further press;   also sent to Senator Smith's lawyer, Gerald Shargel, Esq.
           -- attached May 22, 2013 letter to ALL Senators & Assembly Members
           -- attached May 13, 2013 letter/complaint to U.S. Attorney Lynch

           -- referred-to Video of Senator Sanders' forum "Attack on Black Leaders: Corruption or Conspiracy?": see 3rd question/comment from audience member (Sassower): (at 1:30:30)
     
 --  CJA's April 15, 2012 corruption complaint to US Attorney Bharara

New York Times article by Thomas Kaplan: "As Minority Officials Are Caught Up in Scandals, Some See a Conspiracy", posted on internet, June 27, 2013 -- published June 28, 2013, front-page of metro section, above-the-fold

CJA's June 28, 2013 e-mail to New York's Politics, Government Reporters, Columnists, & Editorial Writers -- "Subject: RELIABLE NEWS SOURCE: 12-day lead on NYT story on selective & invidious investigation & prosecution of Black & Hispanic legislators"

June 28, 2013 e-mail acknowledgment from NYT Public Editor Margaret Sullivan

CJA's June 28, 2013 e-mail to NYT Public Editor Sullivan -- "Subject: Complaint of Knowingly Misleading & Materially Incomplete Reporting on an Important Issue of Legitimate Public Concern"

June 28, 2013 e-mail acknowledgment of NYT Public Editor Sullivan

July 3, 2013 e-mail from Public Editor's Assistant, Meg Gourley -- "Subject: Re: Complaint of Knowingly Misleading & Materially Incomplete Reporting on an Important Issue of Legitimate Public Concern"

CJA's July 3, 2013 e-mail -- "Subject: thank you..."

CJA's July 5, 2013 e-mail to Letters Editor Thomas Feyer -- "Subject: Proposed Letter to Editor in Resolution of June 28, 2013 Complaint to Public Editor"

CJA's July 22, 2013 e-mail to Public Editor Sullivan -- "Subject: How is the Public Editor Assisting in the Resolution of my June 28, 2013 Complaint of Knowingly Misleading, Materially Incomplete Journalism on an Issue of Important Public Concern?"

August 1, 2013 e-mail from Public Editor Assistant Meg Gourley -- "Subject: Re: How is the Public Editor Assisting..."

CJA's August 2, 2013 e-mail to Public Editor Ass't Gourley -- "Bravo!..."

CJA's August 15, 2013 e-mail to Metro Editor Wendell Jamieson -- "Subject: 6/28/13 misconduct complaint vs Mr. Kaplan -- & proposal for investigation & coverage, immediately, as it relates to mayoral candidate William C. Thompson, Jr. "

       
"Power Broker, Fired, Faces Inquiry on Political Donations", April 12, 2013

        
 
link to: CJA v. Cuomo -- Exhibit Q to verified complaint: CJA's March 2, 2012 letter to Governor Cuomo, Temporary Senate President Skelos, Assembly Speaker Silver, Chief Judge Lippman
     Ex. A:  Executive Summary of CJA's October 27, 2011 Opposition Report
     Ex. B:  CJA's November 29, 2011 complaint to Attorney General Schneiderman's Public Integrity Bureau & its December 7, 2011 determination that "complaint does not warrant action by this office at this time"
     Ex. C:  AG Schneiderman's website info as to partnership with Comptroller DiNapoli "to investigate public corruption involving taxpayer funds"; May 23, 2011 NYT article "Accord with Comptroller Will Help Attorney General Pursue Corruption Cases"; May 30, 2011 Albany Times Union article "AG, comptroller partnership a no-brainer"
    Ex. D:  CJA's March 1, 2012 complaint to Comptroller DiNapoli's Investigations Unit   

           click here forJA's October 27, 2011 Opposition Report 

 
  
link to: April 15, 2013 corruption complaint to US Attorney Bharara

Metro Editor Jamieson's August 15, 2013 e-mail

CJA's August 15, 2013 e-mail to Metro Editor Jamieson -- "Subject:  The NYT corrections policy & your question 'Did you have dealings with Bill Glaberson regarding judicial pay raises?'"

    
click here for:  NYT corrections webpage    corrected metro article: "When It Comes to New York Wines, the Governor Likes Them All"     NYT Corrections Policy

click here for:  CJA's September 1, 2011 complaint to NYT Public Editor Arthur S. Brisbane vs Bill Glaberson & NYT Editorial Board pertaining to Commission on Judicial Compensation & the judicial pay raise issue

         link to:  CJA's July 11, 2013 criminal complaint to NYS Inspector General vs Commission on Judicial Compensation headed by William C. Thompson, Jr


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Other Press Reporting on Selective & Invidious Investigation
& Prosecution of Black & Hispanic Legislators

"Minority Legislators Suggest Bias as Targets of Corruption Investigations", May 10, 2013

RACE CARD:  Are Feds Targeting Too Many Black Pols in Corruption Probe?", May 13, 2013, Brooklyn-Eagle/Associated Press, Michael Gormley

"Fed Probe in NY Legislature Raises Race Question", May 14, 2013, American Renaisssance

US Attorney urges faith in face of political corruption”, May 16, 2013

"Jittery Brooklyn Dems Look for Alternative to Adams", May 29, 2013, City & State, Aaron Short

                       

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    Senator Diaz' May 21, 2013 "What You Should Know:  With Friends Like That, Who Needs Enemies?"

    Senator Diaz' May 22, 2013 "What You Should Know: Is My Senate Democratic Conference Losing Its Colors?"

 

 


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