09 July 2006

KingCast presents: Ohio and NH's capricious standards on phone/audio-visual recordings.

Ohio's justice system, and the law in general are substantially nefarious operations designed to protect the rich, and it indeed infuses the country with substantial bullshit, as noted in the patently retaliatory arrest of Michael Gannon for video/audio recording police at his Nashua, NH home.

On further example, while these two cases are not 100% on point, but they are interesting to compare: In one instance two little attorneys (one of whom was a former Ohio Assistant Attorney General turned-Civil Rights lawyer suing the system) get suspended for taping a phone call made to a landlord who had made racist remarks (you know, nigger this, nigger that) about one of the attorney's clients in a housing context. They did not violate any wiretap laws and their conduct was opined not unethical by Charles J. Kurtz, III Esq., a Columbus Bar Association fellow. Yet they were suspended.

But in this Sixth Circuit case, Nix v. O'Malley, Nos. 97-4086/4165 -- at precisely the same time in the same Circuit -- a big blue-blood law firm of Weston, Hurd et al. used tapes that were arguably the product of an actual violation of Ohio wiretap laws, yet there is no mention of the possibility of anything unethical about that.


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handsomeloser said...

The law will always be designed to help the rich.

Christopher King said...

Oh, no doubt. I'm just fortunate enough to be in a position to show it, from a sociological perspective, using 10 years of video.

To my writer's eye and pen, that is the most compelling feature of my whole life:

The hypocrisy of being raised to believe in certain values and ideals, while being able to document the fact that they don't really exist for those who vigorously dissent.

So you gotta make lemonade with the lemons :)

It's all Zen, my friend.