Recomendations to improve the accountability of the Framingham court system

  1. 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.

  2. Each court official (all employees who work within the court building: judges, DAs, court security, etc) 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 their anonymity enables and facilitates aggressive behaviour.

  3. All 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 judge and DA have business cards to hand out.

  4. All court employees, judges and DA should be routinely tested for drug/alcohol usage (on a monthly basis).

  5. 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.

  6. Every judge, in every jury trial should inform the jury of jury nullification . Every jury should be required to watch a video on jury nullification .

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. All work/home computers and smart phones used by judges and DAs should be checked monthly for pornography of any kind. Since judges deal with people for child pornography, they can easily copy such pornography for their own purposes. Judges and DAs are very easily corrupted by power. You can bet your bippy we have pedophiles within their ranks.

  10. If the penalty for committing a crime against any public official is greater than normal, then the penalty for any court official (court security, DA, judge, etc) who commits a crime should also be greater than normal. No double standards.

  11. The public has a right to know how many complaints have been filed against any court employee (judges, DAs and court officers). Such a record of complaints should be a online public record.

  12. The court should keep a log of judges coming in and out to do their alleged job as a judge. This log should be online and publicly accessible.

  13. Each year, each courthouse should publish a list of complaints against any judge or DA, including date/time and nature of the complaint and place this online for the public to see.

  14. The finances of judges and DAs should be audited once a year to determine if any sudden outside income has surfaced. The income has to be legitimate and not stolen from a drug bust or others arrests.

  15. Judges and DAs should not be able to exercise any greater privacy rights than any other individual. Being a member of the judiciary do not give you any extra rights.

  16. Judges and DAs are known, on occasion, to encourage citizens to cooperate if they have nothing to hide. No less should be expected of judges and DAs,

  17. 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.

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