How much injustice has been done in the name of good?
When I find some time, I will try to actually write something
about what I consider to be injustice, and how best to avoid comitting
it (you might be interested in reading my views on the legal
system in general and movie reviews of films like In the Name of
the Father and The Hurricane).
Keep in mind that any injustice listed below is usually from a
subjective viewpoint and my primary objective is to encourage people
to make up their own minds, instead of letting the courts or the law
decide for them (i.e. this is an exposure site). Please send any links
you might want added to me-no injustice is too small. Click on the
asterisk for related links.
Injustices that have happened
- Anthony Graves
- Anthony Graves is allegedly on death row allegedly convicted
without any forensic evidence against him.
- Debra Milke
- Debra Milke was convicted and is on the death row for the murder of
Christopher Milke, her son. A large number of volunteers have
gathered together and have found web of inconsistencies, myths,
fabrications on the part of police officers, and half-truths
surrounding the murder of Christopher and his mother's conviction
- Ed Cummings/Bernie S
- A convicted hacker, in prison for nothing more than possession
of electronic parts easily obtainable at any Radio Shack, has been
savagely beaten after being transferred to a maximum security prison
as punishment for speaking out publicly about prison conditions. (He
has now been released.)
- Howard Bradley
- According to his friend Jim March, everything he owns has been
stolen by his ex-SO with the eager aid of a crooked cop in Portland,
Oregon. Together, they fabricated a false claim of domestic
violence for financial gain, then once "out of the way" they
declared him dead and went after his property. When he was so crass
as to complain about this, they filed false criminal charges against
him, which are still pending.
- John "Coyote" Osborne
- had a really bad time moving with U-Haul. When they refused to
deal fairly and offer recompense, Coyote took his complaints to the
'net. U-Haul has filed a lawsuit against Coyote, demanding he take
down his website, and they are claiming many thousands of dollars
worth of "damages" resulting from the website's publication. A
clear case of abuse of corporate legal power to silence criticism
(sometimes known as a SLAPP: Strategic Lawsuits Against Public
- Judy Komaromi
- On November 23, 1993 Judy Komaromi was arrested on charges of
evading arrest and reckless driving while driving through Inyo County,
California in her 1990 Corvette ZR-1. On June 1, 1995, Judy was
convicted of V.C. 2800.2, Felony Evading Arrest, by a jury trial in Inyo
County Superior Court. This is the true story of the Constitutional
violations and abuses of power perpetrated by the District Attorney and
the California Highway Patrol Officer involved in this case that
ultimately led to this wrongful conviction.
- Mumia Abu-Jamal
- Mumia is a well-known journalist and activist on death row for
a crime I believe he is not guilty of. What I think has happened
is a striking attempt by the government to censor thoughts through
the use of force (not isolated to this one case, I must add). It is
one of the most unjust abuses of justice that I've ever come across.
- Nannette Denouden
- has been railroaded by the University of Washington for
deciding to stand up against their policies. This case illustrates
problems with current intellectual property practicies, and the role of
universities and academia in education.
- An association of five major music publishers intimidate the CD
press of an alternative music label, treating collage of sound samples
as copyright infringement.
- Paradise Lost
- Three local teenagers were accused of sacrificing three little
boys as part of a Satanic ritual. Public opinion condemned the teens
long before their trials began. Although their trials produced
virtually no physical evidence connecting the defendants to the
crime, the town, the jury, and the police felt they had
their killers--one now awaits execution by lethal injection and two will spend
the rest of their lives in jail.
- Petr Taborsky
- The University of South Florida and Florida Progress Corporation
spent more than $300,000 to jail Taborsky for "stealing his own ideas".
I don't believe in the concept of
intellectual property, and I think what has happened here
illustrates how IP laws can be used to commit injustice.
- Ralph Adkins
- was allegedly harassed by the Washington County Virginia
- Injustice Studies
- INJUSTICE STUDIES (IS) is a refereed international electronic journal
that helps focus academic attention on the study of injustices around
the world. The editors welcome essays devoted to understanding the
nature of injustice, types of injustice, and the history, politics, and
moral psychology of particular injustices, ranging from global to local events.
- Injustices in the construction industry
- The cases presented here are to inform the public of what has
happened and could happen to those who act in good faith and are
blindsided by negligence, incompetence, ego, hubris, cover-up and
sometimes, downright fraud.
|| Ram Samudrala