Wake Up America! : A Guest Editorial by Scotty Hooe

Editor’s Note:

I do not update this website as often as I used to. One reason is that the site’s Facebook feed is found on the right hand column of our main webpage and it is much more convenient to update news on Facebook. However; some news and opinion pieces require special attention , such is the case with the guest editorial I am publishing.

One of the reasons is that it is written by someone who I consider to be a very good friend. Mr. Hooe is a veteran, a retired crop duster and in some aspects, a rancher.

Always a free spirit, part hell raiser, part musician and lover of history, he has been a hero to me since I was a child. Occasionally he would fly past the school yard where my class mates and I were playing and everyone knew  him.

This does not mean that Mr. Hooe was an angel by any means. In his later years he has battled depression and alcoholism , as well as numerous other health problems. These combined with a deteriorating relationship with his wife, contributed to his arrest on October 17, 2011.

He was arrested for assaulting an officer during a traffic stop in the small Southeast Missouri community of Advance and received three years in a Missouri prison for the crime.

Mr Hooe was released in October, 2014 and returned home. Upon visiting him I learned that he had written me numerous times during his incarceration. I did not receive a single piece of mail from him. During his incarceration I had written him once and sent, along with the letter, several issues of the Nationalist Times newspaper along with an Infowars magazine. He did not receive them. He did however, receive a note from the officials that I had sent something, but that the correspondence had been rejected.

In addition to the censorship of correspondence between individuals , Mr. Hooe informed me that he had sent numerous Letters to the Editor to various news outlets in the state. All of them were either rejected by the news outlets or never left the prison.

An article published on the PRB.ORG website in August, 2012 states that:

“Since 2002, the United States has had the highest incarceration rate in the world. Although prison populations are increasing in some parts of the world, the natural rate of incarceration for countries comparable to the United States tends to stay around 100 prisoners per 100,000 population. The U.S. rate is 500 prisoners per 100,000 residents, or about 1.6 million prisoners in 2010, according to the latest available data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS).1″

With the highest incarceration rates in the world, chances are you the reader are at risk of being incarcerated or know someone who is currently incarcerated.

I believe in Freedom of Speech and for this reason alone am publishing Mr. Hooe’s submission – Editor

America Wake Up!

By: Scotty Hooe

America’s system of so – called “justice” is broken, and appears to be a scam to milk the Federal Government for all the money the states can get for housing prisoners, regardless of guilt or innocence. The elected judges and prosecutors are both members of the state’s Bar associations and have a monopoly on the court systems in every state.

The Bar associations are a brotherhood and its members will protect their own at the expense of the accused and their families. They will make deals with defense attorneys to “Let us win this one and we will let you have the next one.”

This enhances their pathway to success because the public is ignorant of their games and will re-elect them for the prowess of their protection. They intimidate the accused by promising a lesser penalty if they will plead “guilty” to a lesser charge, which is the same as asking them to “lie under oath” to save money for the states by avoiding a trial and makes their jobs easier to convict. In doing so, they do not have to spend any time proving that you are guilty allowing them to move on to another “sucker”.

Jury trials are expensive and the jurors arrive angry for being called on. They are angry for losing money from their livelihood for not being able to watch their favorite sporting event. Sadly, for this reason ( and because he wears a nice shirt) they will believe whatever the prosecutor tells them to believe.

Prosecutors will influence the jury by telling things they know to be untrue , even though the Federal Supreme Court’s Rules of Professional Conduct plainly states that this is forbidden, but by breaking the rules of professional conduct the prosecutors can obtain convictions more easily.

If you believe you are innocent until proven guilty, chances are you have never been involved in the court system. If a person is innocent until proven guilty , why do the courts require large cash only bonds to release the accused until trial?

It is all about the money and has nothing to do with justice or protecting the citizens. It is all about votes and career enhancement .

When one appeals an unjust conviction, the Court of Appeals  will normally honor the lower court’s decisions and affirm your conviction.

When one decides you have paid a small fortune for ineffective counsel, your next step will be to file Pro-Se (by yourself). The Court of Appeals will then come up with an excuse to not address it and one must use all of the State’s options before going to the Federal Supreme Court, which means the next step is the Federal District Court, who can choose which cases they wish to review and will likely turn your case down.

Meanwhile, one has been locked in hell for two or three years , spending all your life savings searching for justice.

The accused will find that often their wife and family are struggling to survive which often leads to divorce and who families destroyed. If there is any money left one must spend it to pay yet another lawyer to file a new appeal to the Federal Supreme Court, who may or may not review your case., by then , in most cases, the sentence has been served , the convicted is bankrupt , has lost his / her entire family and can not find a job because of the felony conviction.

Often the only option a convict feels that he / she has left is suicide. Why? So that the politicians can be reelected. If you really want to stop repeat offenders, stop electing them!

About aldermanlacy

I am just an average blue collar American who works hard and tries to be a good dad. I have a passion for history, music and freedom.

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