The End of Justice
My name is Beau Johnson. I am the author of The End of Justice. My book offers a unique perspective as to how and why America is the most incarcerated country in the world. Please download a PDF of my book for free.
The following summation is an example of how and why so many Americans are behind bars.
In October 2018, a US Attorney and his assistant lied to citizens of Ohio when they stated that the Department of Justice (DOJ) shredded evidence in a criminal case. However, here is the truth: the alleged evidence never existed. As such, the DOJ could never have destroyed these documents.
Even after these officials were shown an official finding by the Department of the Treasury and its Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), which proved no such documents existed, they continued to lie about the shredding. As a result, they failed to correct an injustice in a past criminal proceeding that would have exonerated an innocent man.
Moreover, whenever these two officials were asked for proof of the destruction of the alleged evidence, they failed to respond. In December 2021, a FOIA request was sent to the DOJ for proof of the destruction. The DOJ never answered.
The two federal officials who lied to the citizens of Ohio are former US Attorney Benjamin Glassman and current US Attorney Kenneth Parker.
In a recent letter to President Biden, I requested that he criminally investigate US Attorney Kenneth Parker and former US Attorney Benjamin Glassman of the Southern District of Ohio for their conduct and decisions. I am certain both men committed crimes and violated their oaths of office.
This is my letter to President Biden:
I served as Power-of-Attorney for Mr. Orlando Carter of Ohio. Based upon my personal experience and intimate knowledge of the case United States v. Orlando Carter, I have no doubt that Benjamin Glassman and Kenneth Parker should endure criminal investigations for fraudulent acts and statements. I have proof and am able to corroborate their efforts to preserve a wrongful guilty conviction against Orlando Carter.
In fact, Glassman and Parker did something much worse than secure an unjust guilty verdict. When I provided them the official finding by the OCC which proved the alleged evidence used to convict Carter did not exist, they failed to seek a reversal of a conviction. Rather, Glassman and Parker challenged the OCC finding and continued to assert that the alleged evidence was shredded.
That Glassman and Parker summarily ignored the OCC finding, to the point of advancing false statements that the DOJ shredded evidence which does not exist, is criminal, immoral, and unethical.
Regrettably, such behavior and decisions by government officials are quite common in the justice system today. Investigations are flawed. Criminal trials are tainted in any number of ways. Officials seek personal acclaim over truth. Consequently, simply for the countless ignorant and arrogant public officials who lack accountability to and by the public, there are more guilty verdicts.
The End of Justice
In The End of Justice, I assert that justice in America is wanting for three primary reasons: The people are ignorant, apathetic, and fearful. These conditions contribute to a fourth reason, an unhealthy dynamic which permeates all levels of government, a dynamic I refer to as institutional arrogance. Institutional arrogance is a feigned, self-righteous sense of knowing by those in power, a plague, a false front of sorts, a shield behind which governing officials misuse and abuse their authority with impunity. Government officials commit bad acts while in office knowing they are protected by what is known as sovereign immunity. Consequently, they remain largely untouchable.
When government officials exceed their authority, if only because they have sovereign immunity, we should expect to be the most incarcerated people in the world. Let us, therefore, ask a fundamental question. If we are the most imprisoned country, how can we possibly deem ourselves to be free?
If we have any hope of restoring sound governance, self-governance, and our sacred, God-given, and natural freedom, we must become informed, engaged, and courageous. We must hold ourselves accountable to the truth and then hold government officials accountable for the truth and their indiscretions.
Given that I have asked President Biden to hold Benjamin Glassman and Kenneth Parker accountable for their criminal acts, I will prove how these men furthered an unjust conviction against Mr. Orlando Carter.
In my Blog, I will demonstrate how they and other government officials in other cases have ruined the lives of countless Americans and defeated freedom. I will cite examples from a legal reference book known as Prosecutorial Misconduct. This publication reveals thousands of examples of prosecutors committing unthinkable acts for sole purpose of securing some or any conviction, often in the name of self-glorification, or negligence and incompetence.
These examples of injustice will lead us to the sobering conclusion that public officials are:
- generally as ignorant as Americans about the concept of freedom and the proper function and constraints of a constitutional republic;
- driven by arrogance and power and by what is referred to as the prestige of the government.
These two factors, ignorance and arrogance, compel them to make arbitrary decisions which lack merit and cause unspeakable destruction.
Justice is not the noble aim of most governing officials. Truth is not an ideal to which they aspire. Honor is not a part of their character. Even if they commit one despicable act that is contrary to the best interests of a private citizen or the public-at-large, they are unworthy of their offices and have violated their oaths. Their removal and punishment are justified. Glassman and Parker are of this ilk.
As has often been quoted, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
The likes of Glassman and Parker must be held to account for their deceit. They failed to do what was right and just and true. They did what was evil. In my opinion, they should be investigated and disbarred. Otherwise, if we fail to hold public officials accountable for their criminal and moral failings, our country will continue to suffer. We will remain subservient to those in power, rather than officials being subservient to the people, to the law, and truth.
Let us never forget that the end of justice is the absence of truth.