Recomendations to improve the accountability of the Framingham
- Every court employee should have a large clearly readable
badge with their picture, their name and their employee number.
This removes some of their power of anonymity
that enables and facilitates aggressive behaviour.
- Each court official (all employees who work within
the court building) should have a picture of him/her on
a public web site along with their home addresses, email,
telephone number and religious preference, simply because
the concerted effort by these court officials to retain
enables and facilitates aggressive behaviour.
- All court employees, judges and DA should be routinely
tested for drug/alcohol usage (on a monthly basis).
- The financial records of court employees, judges and DA's
should be checked once a year for any abberations
indicating possible corruption in the War on Drugs.
- All court officers, judges and DAs should be required to
clearly identify themselves when asked to do so. They are
after all, public servants. They should not be trying
to pretend to be our masters.
Failure to identify themselves should have a substantial
penalty attached to it, such as one week of unpaid leave.
I would suggest that every employee have business cards
to hand out.
- Every judge, in every jury trial should inform the jury of
. Every jury should be required to watch a
video on jury nullification
- The public should be able to view a camera pointed at the
judge's face during a bench/jury trial. Facial expressions
of judge's would tell us a lot about what they consider
justice. Perhaps, with luck, we can catch one masturbating
while listening to evidence.
- Every prospective judge and DA should be required to
spend one month in prison (including 5 days in solitary
confinement) so that they clearly and unambiguously
understand what they are doing in their roles.
Is it too much to ask those who make the product to
test drive what they are producing.
- The computers used by DAs, judges and court officers
should be audited four times each year for the possible
presence of child pornography. After all, they have access to
child pornography in handling their cases.
- If the penalty for committing a crime against any court
official is greater than normal, then the penalty for
a court official who commits a crime should also be
greater than normal. No double standards.
- The public has a right to know how many complaints have
been filed against any court employee including judges,
DAs and court officers. Such a record of complaints
should be a public record.
- The output of court video cameras should be retained for
one month or longer if space permits. It should be
easy for a member of the public to acquire such video for
a specific time period.