The problems with the Lubavitch

New York Times still covers for the Lubavitch and shame on Attorney General Mukasey

NY Times covers up for Chabad Lubavitch

July 11, 2008

Professor Eric Camayd-Freixas, a certified Spanish interpreter for the federal courts, is blowing the whistle on the Postville raid.

In a 14-page essay he circulated among two dozen other interpreters who worked here, Professor Camayd-Freixas wrote that the immigrant defendants whose words he translated, most of them villagers from Guatemala, did not fully understand the criminal charges they were facing or the rights most of them had waived.

In the essay and an interview, Professor Camayd-Freixas said he was taken aback by the rapid pace of the proceedings and the pressure prosecutors brought to bear on the defendants and their lawyers by pressing criminal charges instead of deporting the workers immediately for immigration violations.

He said defense lawyers had little time or privacy to meet with their court-assigned clients in the first hectic days after the raid. Most of the Guatemalans could not read or write, he said. Most did not understand that they were in criminal court.

“The questions they asked showed they did not understand what was going on,” Professor Camayd-Freixas said in the interview. “The great majority were under the impression they were there because of being illegal in the country, not because of Social Security fraud.”

During fast-paced hearings in May, 262 of the illegal immigrants pleaded guilty in one week and were sentenced to prison — most for five months — for knowingly using false Social Security cards or legal residence documents to gain jobs at the Agriprocessors kosher meat plant in nearby Postville. It was the largest criminal enforcement operation ever carried out by immigration authorities at a workplace.

Immigration’s largest criminal enforcement operation ever, followed up by the biggest kangaroo court since Stalin’s show trials.

Just listen to the government’s side:

Bob Teig, a spokesman for Matt M. Dummermuth, the United States attorney for the Northern District of Iowa, said the immigrants’ constitutional rights were not compromised.

“All defendants were provided with experienced criminal attorneys and interpreters before they made any decisions in their criminal cases,” Mr. Teig said. “Once they made their choices, two independent judicial officers determined the defendants were making their choices freely and voluntarily, were satisfied with their attorney, and were, in fact, guilty.”

Mr. Teig said the judges in the cases were satisfied with the guilty pleas.

“The judges had the right and duty to reject any guilty plea where a defendant was not guilty,” Mr. Teig said. “No plea was rejected.”

Well fuck — none of the judges rejected any of the guilty pleas! That’s saying something, I guess.

I say fuck the Guatemalans. Let them do their time and then go home. And then let’s try the criminals in the Bush administration in the exact same way: assembly line justice with pre-determined sentences and a guarantee that everyone will be found to be guilty! guilty! guilty!

And let’s hold the trials at the ballroom of the National Cattle Congress fairgrounds in Waterloo. Nothing reflects the majesty of the law like the faint whiff of dried manure. The smell of shit clings to everything around it, btw.

Professor Camayd-Freixas said he had considered withdrawing from the assignment, but decided instead that he could play a valuable role by witnessing the proceedings and making them known.

He suggested many of the immigrants could not have knowingly committed the crimes in their pleas. “Most of the clients we interviewed did not even know what a Social Security card was or what purpose it served,” he wrote.

He said many immigrants could not distinguish between a Social Security card and a residence visa, known as a green card. They said they had purchased fake documents from smugglers in Postville, or obtained them directly from supervisors at the Agriprocessors plant. Most did not know that the original cards could belong to Americans and legal immigrants, Mr. Camayd-Freixas said.

Ms. Smith went repeatedly over the charges and the options available to her clients, Professor Camayd-Freixas said. He cited the reaction of one Guatemalan, Isaías Pérez Martínez: “No matter how many times his attorney explained it, he kept saying, ‘I’m illegal, I have no rights. I’m nobody in this country. Just do whatever you want with me.’ ”

Professor Camayd-Freixas said Mr. Pérez Martínez wept during much of his meeting with Ms. Smith.

Once again in George Bush’s America, aren’t you proud to be an American?

Oh, and one other thing about this article. The Times chose not to mention one word about who employed these Guatemalans. Even the generic name Agriprocessors is stripped from the article. No mention of the Agriprocessor supervisors being held without bail because one of them has already fled to Israel (who refuses to return him despite the billions of dollars of aid they take from us each year). Not one word about the fake blog comments at Fake Messiah which have now been traced to Agriprocessors’ PR firm’s spokesperson’s home computer. Absolutely not one word about the Rubashkins and their involvement in the biggest nuthouse cult in New York City, the Chabad Lubavitchers.

Worse, here’s an article that suggests Attorney General Michael Mukasey is a Chabad Lubavitcher, and that this whacked out death cult has gained power in the Bush administration. [Note that this site is NOT anti-Jewish, altho a casual reading of the Churchill quote in the sidebar might suggest that.] Here’s a sample from that article of an actual Chabad teaching:

As for the goyim…Zalman’s attitude (was): “Gentile souls are of a completely different and inferior order. They are totally evil, with no redeeming qualities whatsoever.” …If every simple cell in a Jewish body entails divinity, is a part of God, then every strand of DNA is a part of God. Therefore, something is special about Jewish DNA. …

If a Jew needs a liver, can you take the liver of an innocent non-Jew passing by to save him? The Torah would probably permit that. Jewish life has an infinite value,” he explained. “There is something infinitely more holy and unique about Jewish life than non-Jewish life. – Chabad Lubavitch Rabbi Yitzhak Ginsburgh in Jewish Week, the largest Jewish publication in the United States.

Does that sound even vaguely Jewish to you? Or more like the thinking of once ascendant political reich that isn’t usually thought of as pro-Jewish? And what’s Joe Lieberman’s connection to all of this? Are the Chabad Lubavitch behind the Iranian missile photoshopping? There’s no way to know because even the New York Times refuses to ask questions.


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