Clinton and Bush with Wall Street and global corporations created these few decades International Economic Zones overseas in developing nations calling them AUTONOMOUS inside that nation. This means that zone inside China, Malaysia, Vietnam, Ecuador, etc operated separately from that nations' laws----under international law. That is why decades ago China moved from being communist because it is now filled with AUTONOMOUS GLOBAL MULTI-NATIONAL FREE-MARKET zones. Each of those autonomous zones act as an independent entity inside that nation complete with its own global security and surveillance for defense. That is what designating our US cities as International Economic Zone brings to America and it is why they are pushing as hard as they can to install TPP officially----although it is unconstitutional and illegal. So, when this economic crash comes and Wall Street banks fail again because they are the ones creating the massive fraud in the bond market----they will say---the international agreement states we can confiscate your bank accounts to stay afloat. Just as below I shared this article about how the surveillance net tied to International Economic Zones ---and that is why Bush/Obama created this network---not for terrorists but for US International Economic Zones that will dot the coastline.
DHS ‘Constitution Free’ Zones Inside US Ignored By Media
Anthony Gucciardi August 5, 2013
September 19, 2014
In what should be front page news blasted out nationwide as a breaking news alert, the DHS has openly established extensive ‘Constitution free zones’ in which your Fourth Amendment does not exist.
It’s not ‘conspiracy’ and it’s not fraud, the DHS has literally created an imaginary ‘border’ within the United States that engulfs 100 miles from every single end of the nation. Within this fabricated ‘border’, the DHS can search your electronic belongings for no reason. We’re talking about no suspicion, no reasonable cause, nothing. No reason whatsoever is required under their own regulations. The DHS is now above the Constitution under their own rules, and even Wired magazine authors were amazed at the level of pure tyranny going on here.
Below you see the progression in China is what policy through Bush/Obama has been often using Homeland Security early on and now using the need to ATTRACT FOREIGN INVESTORS AND CORPORATIONS. When a Wall Street bank is operating in a US International Economic Zone city---it is not under US law---it is under that 20 nation international agreement that says---banks can confiscate consumer accounts to stay afloat. When I shout $15 an hour means nothing in a US International Economic Zone city----this is an AUTONOMOUS ZONE---acting with disregard to US Constitutional and Federal, state, city Rule of Law.
ALL CLINTON/OBAMA/BUSH WALL STREET GLOBAL CORPORATE POLS HAVE BEEN INSTALLING THESE POLICIES FOR THESE FEW DECADES---AND ALL MARYLAND AND ESPECIALLY BALTIMORE POLS ARE NEO-LIBERAL/NEO-CONS.
Source: adapted from World Bank (2009) World Development Report 2009: Reshaping Economic Geography.
China's Special Economic Zones
China's remarkable process of economic growth through globalization began in 1978 with the implementation of the "Open Door Policy". The following incentives were offered to foreign investors:
- Labor. The ability to use the Chinese vast pool of low cost labor was a powerful incentive to locate in SEZs. Foreign firms have also the right to hire and fire labor, which was different from the then prevailing Chinese lifetime system of public or collective firms.
- Land use. SEZs were physically developed as planned entities with infrastructures and access to a container port complex (airports played a more significant role later) so that parts and raw material could easily be brought in for processing and shipped to foreign markets. A degree of protection of private property was also significant, since until 2004 there was no constitutional protection of private property in China outside SEZs.
- Tax incentives. SEZs offered reduced corporate income tax rate, including income tax exemptions for foreign nationals working in SEZs. No custom duties were levied on imported materials and parts as long as they were for re-exports.
- In 1980, the first four SEZs were established in proximity to Hong Kong (Shenzhen), Macau (Zhuhai) and Taiwan (Shantou and Xiamen). Their location was aimed at attracting "overseas" Chinese capital and also as a showcase for the potential impacts of such a reform. This was dramatically different from the centrally planned policies that have taken place since the setting of the People's Republic of China in 1949. These SEZs were also close to Hong Kong, the only modern port facility of the time, which had effective access to the global shipping network.
- By 1984, the SEZ model was judged to be successful and could be expanded. The initial setting of the four SEZs was solely concerning southern China, so 14 coastal port cities, from the Dalian to Beihai, were selected to become SEZs. This triggered the development of modern port infrastructures, particularly container ports, which were essential to support an export-oriented strategy.
- The importance of specific economic clusters was acknowledged in 1985 when the status of SEZ was expanded to the Yangtze River Delta, the Pearl River Delta, and the Xiamen-Zhangzhou-Quanzhou Triangle (Min River delta). This also provided additional space for the setting of industrial districts. In time, the Pearl River Delta would become the world's most important manufacturing cluster. The development of manufacturing clusters was also accompanied by the development of port terminal clusters in these deltas, particularly for the Yangtze River Delta and the Pearl River Delta.
- In 1988, the status of SEZ was expanded to Hainan Province which mostly developed the touristic and agribusiness sectors, which became the fifth SEZ. By the late 1990s, the province would become an important touristic destination for domestic tourism.
- Since their inception, SEZs and their positive economic impacts were solely a coastal endeavor with interior provinces lagging behind. By the late 1980s, a substantial migration of labor from interior to coastal provinces was beginning to be observed. In an attempt to counterbalance this trend, six Yangtze River ports and 11 border cities were granted the SEZ status, in addition to all the capital cities of interior provinces and autonomous regions. Yet, accessibility to port infrastructures and foreign markets remained the dominant factor in the dynamism of SEZs and comparatively, limited development took place in interior provinces until the 2000s.
I said the Detroit bankruptcy will be the model for other US cities designated International Economic Zones be STABILIZED FINANCIALLY----below you see the model for global banks confiscating consumer bank accounts to collect SOVEREIGN DEBT---that means US Treasury/state and city municipal bond debt. The debt Greece and this Cypress nation had in 2009---is the same debt coming to the US thanks to Wall Street, The FED, Obama, and Congress filled with Wall Street global pols subpriming our US Treasury and municipal bond market.
Remember, these global investment firms and banks have absolutely no connection or attachment to being American---they are not sentimental over history or protective of old ladies----the see, want, and take. That is what US International Economic Zones have as a goal----filling our US cities with foreign corporations and global banks, surrounding the area with a global security and surveillance net-----and hand all real estate to global corporate campuses and global factories while flooding these cities with immigrants around the world to work in these US global campus/factories as they do in Asia and Latin America.
Below you hear a right-wing voice to what occurred and he is right----although he associates Obama and redistribution more than he targets the Wall Street banks and development debt. No doubt the right thinks all this debt is coming from Food Stamps. Our government is being looted at all levels and it is redistribution---TO THE 1%. The answers are to protect our wealth as we know the current leadership is working against that.
Let the events in Cypress be a warning to us
Saturday, March 30, 2013
By GORDON SMITH firstname.lastname@example.org
The financial crisis in Cypress is a precursor to what can happen in Europe and even here in America. The confiscation of Cypriot bank deposits is a new tactic to enhance tax revenues. By freezing the bank accounts, citizens cannot access their money, nor can they transfer it out of the country. The financial blitzkrieg worked because it happened without warning. Overnight, Cypriots lost access to all of their bank accounts. The Russian Mafia, which is a large depositor in Cypriot banks, also lost access to their money. It will be interesting to see if there are any ramifications for the confiscation of their funds.
Governments in Europe can no longer depend on collecting all of the taxes due. Higher taxes forced European businesses, including those in Cypress, to under report their income and pay less taxes. The Cypriot government wants their cut so they are willing to take extreme measures to collect the taxes they need to pay their corrupt politicians and civil servants. The best way to get it is to freeze bank accounts so that the citizens do not have access to cash. After a few weeks, they will submit to confiscation of part of their money, as they need access to the rest of their savings to feed their families.
As I write this, the amount of the Cypriot confiscation is expected to be 80 percent of the funds over 100,000 € (Euros). The banks will open for a few hours a day later this week and will permit customers to withdraw up to 300 € a day. The rest of their money will be held hostage by the government.
This could happen again here in the United States. It happened under President Franklin D. Roosevelt in April of 1933. I'll bet that President Obama is reviewing the situation in Cypress and Roosevelt's Executive Order 6102. Most Americans keep their money in bank and brokerage accounts. I'm sure that a few people really do keep money under their mattresses. Twenty-eight percent of Americans do not have bank accounts. They live in a cash only society. If they are paid by check, they use a check cashing service and pay a fee rather than open a bank account. They are part of what is known here as the "under banked" class. I expect that after the Cypriot asset confiscation many Europeans and even some Americans will remove their money from financial institutions and join the "under banked" class.
I doubt that our government would actually confiscate assets from our accounts. If they need money, they will tax us and we will pay the taxes. (Exception, The State of California: http://pandodaily.com/2013/03/25/because-of-asset-seizures-i-am-starting...). If taxes become exorbitant, there will be a tax revolt just like the revolt that brought Reagan to power in 1980. That said, under the Obama administration, asset confiscation is a real risk. We The People recognize this and many have taken action. Gun sales are at record highs. Ammunition shortages are rampant throughout the United States as the Obama administration bought up 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition. Americans are buying up the remaining ammunition in anticipation of new gun and ammunition controls.
Americans are starting to move their assets into commodities like gold and silver. Some are buying up gold coins as they can be easily stored and exchanged for goods and services. Others are buying up 10 ounce and 32.15-ounce gold bullion bars. The ads for these commodities are flooding television and talk radio programs. Gold and silver is being hoarded. Could the people believe that monetary assets are no longer safe in our banks? Could they be worried that inflation will decimate their savings?
I believe that the people do not trust the government and, under the Obama administration, the government does not trust the people. The government is buying up bullets and over 1,700 light tanks for domestic use. Are they expecting the Second American Revolution? Meanwhile, the people are arming themselves like never before. What are they expecting? Government Brown Shirts and troops invading their homes to confiscate their weapons and valuables? (http://www.infowars.com/homeland-security-graduates-first-corps-of-obama...). It is a sad state of affairs when the American government is arming to fight their own citizens and American citizens are arming themselves to protect themselves from the government.
So what should we, the average people, do? I believe in being prepared and self- sufficient. Spring is here. It is time to plant our gardens to grow our own food. When the harvest comes in, can your vegetables and fruit. (We are still eating our canned food from the fall. The peaches and cherries are my favorites). Freeze some extra meat every week. The goal is to have enough food to last at least six months. This will ensure you can provide for your family in the event of a serious breakdown of our society.
It is also important to ensure that you contact your congressional representatives frequently. Make sure they know that We the People are watching them. We will not let them use their light tanks and bullets against law-abiding citizens. Also let them know that we will not let the government confiscate our assets as is happening now in Cypress and possibly Italy and Spain in the next few months.
We also need to seek out people who believe in the Constitution and the American way of life. The Tea Party Patriots and the various 9/12 groups are a good place to start. I have been to their meetings and know some of the members. They are dedicated citizens who want to preserve the American Way of Life and our American values.
The events in Cypress are a warning shot across our bow. Obama and his cronies know that they can safely confiscate some of our assets. There are over 7,000 banks in the United States with many trillions of dollars in deposits. See the list for yourself at http://www.usbanklocations.com/bank-rank/total-deposits.html. The administration knows where this money is and can take some or all of it with the stroke of a pen. Despite the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution, which protects us from the confiscation of our property, the government confiscated money from We The People in 1933 and they can do it again.
Our government is on a never-ending spending spree and it must be financed. Cypress style asset confiscation is one way for the administration to fund the government. The Obama administration will have no problem emptying the bank accounts of the middle class to fund the president's wealth redistribution program. If we object to strongly, expect to see Obama's private Brown Shirt Army and his light tanks on the streets to assist in the theft of our property and our savings.
This is what it looks like to have the International Monetary Fund/World Bank come in and control a nation---a state---a city---and it has happened in developing nations for decades---that is what will happen to a US with $20 trillion in national debt mostly from US Treasury subpriming of bonds----that is what happens to a Maryland and Baltimore soaked in bond leverage and other Wall Street financial instrument debt.What those national leaders did not do was challenge all that European bank debt as fraud and corruption---public malfeasance by the pols in office who conspired with these banks to deliberately bring these economies down so as to seize public wealth and assets.
A MAYOR OF BALTIMORE WOULD TAKE THIS WALL STREET DEBT VEHICLES TO COURT AS ILLEGAL AND AGAINST PUBLIC INTEREST RATHER THAN ALLOWING ALL THAT DEBT BE TAKEN FROM CITIZENS HAVING NOTHING TO DO WITH THE DEBT.
The Confiscatory Cyprus Bank Tax Idea Destroyed European Bank Confidence
Mar. 20, 2013 8:04 AM ET Seeking Alpha
Examples of Globalization
In Cyprus, the ECB had forced a tax upon the bank deposits. The plan was to force Cyprus banks to exact a 9.9 percent tax on accounts with more than 100 thousand Euros and a 6.5 percent tax on accounts with less than 100 thousand Euros. Those latter accounts are protected by deposit insurance.
The Cyprus Government was trying to modify this confiscation and just voted unanimously to void the agreement, choosing instead to play a game of chicken with the ECB. The ECB blinked and promised to supply necessary liquidity to the Cyprian banks without taxation. There will likely be a run on the Cyprian banks when they are reopened, and that is rescheduled for Thursday but may not open even then, to the hardship of the poor and elderly who have accounts.
Had the ECB plan been approved it would have likely put gold back into the picture. I had written previously that in the bankers' order of things, gold was less pristine as collateral than treasury bonds of the strongest nations, like Germany, the US and Japan.
But confidence is waning in the Eurozone, and if there could be a bank run in Cyprus, there could be one in Spain, Italy, etc. Contagion often starts with banks not trusting each other. The ECB had planned to use the 5 plus billion euros collected along with new loans to stabilized the nation's banks. Now it could be up to the Germans to bail out Cyprus, and if so, bigger demands could be forced upon the wealthy nations of Europe.
After all, if Cyprus could thwart the will of the Eurozone, what are Spain and Greece and Italy waiting for? And know this, there is no exact plan in place to capitalize the Cyprian banks and open them! Talk about the destruction of confidence!
But there were so many other ways to fix these problems that we see in Cyprus and the poorer Eurozone nations. There could have been a ban on hot money in the first place. If banks know that their customers' accounts can be taxed for their bad loans, can you imagine the moral hazard?
It was bad enough that the banks loaned recklessly and then the governments are forced to participate in massive austerity. But now the very lenders to the banks, the customers, are in jeopardy.
As this article states----it is the same banks involving themselves in all that fraud and corruption that are now being told to confiscate consumer accounts to meet obligation to global investors and banks. So, when our US credit union members find that their accounts are tied to the worst of US Treasury and municipal bond debt-----when pensioners find Wall Street tied all their pensions to the worst of bond debt----when these community banks are forced into bankruptcy and Wall Street comes knocking on the door saying they are TOO BIG TO FAIL and need bailing out-----THAT WILL MEAN TAX ON BANK ACCOUNTS----IT IS this model our Congressional pols, US Justice, Maryland State's Attorney are simply sitting back and waiting to unleash. Let the fraud and malfeasance soar----and then install these tactics to solve the 'crises'.
U.S. Citizens from the bank confiscation in Cyprus
March 17, 2014
Dallas, TexasIt was almost exactly one year ago to the day that an entire nation was frozen out of its savings… overnight.
Cypriots went to bed on Friday thinking everything was fine. By the next morning, they had no way to pay bills or buy food.
It’s certainly a chilling reminder of how quickly things can change. And why.
The entire crisis sprang from a mountain of debt. The government had accumulated too much debt. The banking system had accumulated too much debt.
And banks had lost a lot of their customers’ money making risky, stupid bets on things like Greek government bonds.
By March 2013, Cypriot banks were almost entirely devoid of cash.
Sure, customers could log on to a website and check their bank balances.
But there’s a huge difference between a number displayed on a screen, and a well-capitalized bank that actually holds abundant cash.
The government was too insolvent to bail anyone out. And as a member of the eurozone, Cyprus didn’t have the ability to print its own money.
So they did the only thing they could think of– confiscate customer deposits.
And they imposed capital controls on top of that to make sure that people couldn’t withdraw their remaining funds out of the banks as soon as the freeze was lifted.
It was a truly despicable act. But again, even though it all unfolded overnight, the warning signs were building for at least a year. Especially the debt.
When countries, central banks, and commercial banks accumulate too much debt, and specifically too much debt relative to assets, you can be certain there is trouble ahead in the system.
Think about it like your own personal finances. If you have a million dollars in debt, that seems like a lot. But if you own a home worth $5 million, you are still in good shape financially.
If, on the other hand, you have a million dollar mortgage for a home that’s worth $250,000, you’re in deep trouble.
The US government’s official, ‘on the books’ debt now exceeds $17.5 trillion. This is an enormous figure.
If the Uncle Sam just happened to have $20 trillion or so laying around, however, this debt load wouldn’t be a big deal. But that’s not the case.
By the US government’s own admission, their own financial statements show net equity (assets minus liabilities) of MINUS $16.9 trillion.
That’s including ALL the assets: Every tank. Every bullet. Every body scanner. Every highway.
Then you have to look at the Central Bank, which is itself teetering on insolvency.
The Federal Reserve’s balance sheet has exploded since 2008, and right now the Fed’s net equity (assets minus liabilities) is about $56 billion.
That’s a razor-thin 1.34% of its $4 trillion in assets (it was 4.5% before the crisis).
Here’s the thing: in its own annual report, the Fed just admitted that it had accumulated ‘unrealized losses’ totaling $53 billion. This is almost the Fed’s ENTIRE EQUITY.
So in the Land of the Free, you now have an insolvent government and insolvent central bank underpinning a commercial banking system that is incentivized to make risky, stupid bets with their customers’ money.
To be fair, I’m not suggesting that bank accounts in the US are going to be frozen tomorrow morning.
But a rational person should recognize that the warning signs are very similar to what they were in Cyprus last year.
And if there is one thing we can learn from the Cyprus bail-in, it’s that it behooves any rational person to have a plan B, even if you think the future holds nothing but sunshine and smiley faces.
Having a plan B can mean a lot of different things depending on your situation– moving some funds abroad, securing a second source of income, having an escape hatch overseas, owning physical gold, holding extra cash, etc.
You’re not going to be worse off for having a plan B based on the possibility that there -could- be some problems down the road.
But if those consequences are ever realized,and Plan B becomes Plan A, it might just turn out to be the smartest move you’ve ever made.
'and shall be subject to removal for incompetency, willful neglect of duty or misdemeanor in office, on conviction in a Court of Law (amended by Chapter 99, Acts of 1956, ratified Nov. 6, 1956)'.
It would have been the Maryland Attorney General's office that would have gone to court to block all this Wall Street leverage after knowing the bond market was filled with fraud and being set to implode. This same happened in 2005 when 50 state attorneys' shouted to the FED the mortgage market was systemically filled with fraud. When I asked Gansler at the time why he did not have cases built from 2005 forward----he said WHAT FRAUD? I DID NOT KNOW THAT.
The Maryland Assembly passed the laws allowing the subpriming of our mortgages setting the stage for that massive fraud and they are the ones passing the laws and sending funds to what they knew were too much debt in a US economy ready to collapse. The Maryland Assembly tells the Maryland Attorney what cases to pursue---but the Maryland Attorney has a duty to keep our legislators honest---AND THAT IS WHERE THIS SYSTEM HAS BEEN DYSFUNCTIONAL.
So, Elizabeth Embry as a States' Attorney can and was required to engage in all these bills loading Baltimore with debt. As her family is tied to Baltimore Development for decades----she is in CONFLICT OF INTEREST when she or the Attorney General SEES NO FRAUD.
A Mayor of Baltimore would be the one forcing these agencies to DO THEIR JOBS. That Mayor of Baltimore would never have allowed all that bond debt promoting it just because Wall Street Baltimore Development and a very, very, very global neo-conservative Johns Hopkins told them to.
These are the grounds a Mayor of Baltimore would have in fighting against the crushing debt piled on the city as what most knew would be a deep economic crash and collapse of bond market. WE DO NOT NEED BALTIMORE TO GO INTO BANKRUPTCY
I know----audit, audit, audit say the establishment candidates not wanting anyone to know the big picture.
ATTORNEY-GENERAL AND STATE'S ATTORNEYS.
SEC. 1. There shall be an Attorney-General elected by the qualified voters of the State, on general ticket, on the Tuesday next after the first Monday in the month of November, nineteen hundred and fifty-eight, and on the same day, in every fourth year thereafter, who shall hold his office for four years from the time of his election and qualification, and until his successor is elected and qualified, and shall be re-eligible thereto, and shall be subject to removal for incompetency, willful neglect of duty or misdemeanor in office, on conviction in a Court of Law (amended by Chapter 99, Acts of 1956, ratified Nov. 6, 1956).
SEC. 2. All elections for Attorney-General shall be certified to, and returns made thereof by the Clerks of the Circuit Courts for the several counties, and the Clerk of the Superior Court of Baltimore City, to the Governor of the State, whose duty it shall be to decide on the election and qualification of the person returned; and in case of a tie between two or more persons, to designate which of said persons shall qualify as Attorney-General, and to administer the oath of office to the person elected.
SEC. 3. (a) The Attorney General shall:
(1) Prosecute and defend on the part of the State all cases pending in the Appellate Courts of the State, in the Supreme Court of the United States or the inferior Federal Courts, by or against the State, or in which the State may be interested, except those criminal appeals otherwise prescribed by the General Assembly.
(2) Investigate, commence, and prosecute or defend any civil or criminal suit or action or category of such suits or actions in any of the Federal Courts or in any Court of this State, or before administrative agencies and quasi legislative bodies, on the part of the State or in which the State may be interested, which the General Assembly by law or joint resolution, or the Governor, shall have directed or shall direct to be investigated, commenced and prosecuted or defended.
(3) When required by the General Assembly by law or joint resolution, or by the Governor, aid any State's Attorney or other authorized prosecuting officer in investigating, commencing, and prosecuting any criminal suit or action or category of such suits or actions brought by the State in any Court of this State.
(4) Give his opinion in writing whenever required by the General Assembly or either branch thereof, the Governor, the Comptroller, the Treasurer or any State's Attorney on any legal matter or subject.
(b) The Attorney General shall have and perform any other duties and possess any other powers, and appoint the number of deputies or assistants, as the General Assembly from time to time may prescribe by law.
(c) The Attorney General shall receive for his services the annual salary as the General Assembly from time to time may prescribe by law, but he may not receive any fees, perquisites or rewards whatever, in addition to his salary, for the performance of any official duty.
(d) The Governor may not employ any additional counsel, in any case whatever, unless authorized by the General Assembly (amended by Chapter 663, Acts of 1912, ratified Nov. 4, 1913; Chapter 10, Acts of 1966, ratified Nov. 8, 1966; Chapter 545, Acts of 1976, ratified Nov. 2, 1976).
SEC. 4. No person shall be eligible to the office of Attorney General, who is not a citizen of this State, and a qualified voter therein, and has not resided and practiced Law in this State for at least ten years.
SEC. 5. In case of vacancy in the office of Attorney General, occasioned by death, resignation, removal from the State, or from office, or other disqualification, the Governor shall appoint a person to fill the vacancy for the residue of the term (amended by Chapter 681, Acts of 1977, ratified Nov. 7, 1978).
SEC. 6. It shall be the duty of the Clerk of the Court of Appeals and the Clerks of any intermediate courts of appeal, respectively, whenever a case shall be brought into said Courts, in which the State is a party or has interest, immediately to notify the Attorney General thereof (amended by Chapter 10, Acts of 1966, ratified Nov. 8, 1966; Chapter 681, Acts of 1977, ratified Nov. 7, 1978).
The State's Attorneys.
SEC. 7. There shall be an Attorney for the State in each county and the City of Baltimore, to be styled "The State's Attorney", who shall be elected by the voters thereof, respectively, and shall hold his office for four years from the first Monday in January next ensuing his election, and until his successor shall be elected and qualified; and shall be re-eligible thereto, and be subject to removal therefrom, for incompetency, willful neglect of duty, or misdemeanor in office, on conviction in a Court of Law, or by a vote of two-thirds of the Senate, on the recommendation of the Attorney-General (amended by Chapter 99, Acts of 1956, ratified Nov. 6, 1956; Chapter 681, Acts of 1977, ratified Nov. 7, 1978).
Here you see our Baltimore State's Attorney who would be busy going to court to discharge all that Baltimore debt because it involved public malfeasance and conspiracy to harm the public and government sovereignty. Here Marilyn Mosby is being told AGAIN TO DO HER JOB----this time in reforming our criminal justice system that fails to prosecute police known to be involved in criminal abuse and for allowing citizens to remain in jail wrongfully charged with crimes often in police coverups. PUBLIC JUSTICE GOES BOTH WAYS-----WE HOLD BANKS ACCOUNTABLE ---WE HOLD POLICE ACCOUNTABLE---and all of this is a failure of our Maryland and Baltimore State's Attorney Office-----
It is not only Mosby----it was Bernstein before that completely ignores all of the fraud, corruption and allows no public justice for any citizens.
It should not only be citizens fighting for police abuse justice---it should be ALL CITIZENS FIGHTING TO END THIS FRAUD AND CORRUPTION THAT STARTS WITH THE STATE'S ATTORNEY'S OFFICE====and yes, that is Elizabeth Embry.
Protestors clash with Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby
Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby has left early during consecutive public appearances after being interrupted by protestors. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun video)
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Baltimore City Marilyn Mosby hears criticism from police, activists
The 1% in Baltimore are those in power at Wall Street Baltimore Development----and we all know that these few decades have watched Baltimore Development move often through misappropriation----through lots of fraud and corruption----through pay-to-play winners and losers ----a trillion dollars in Federal, state, and local revenue. Who are the 1% in Baltimore? Here we have Bernstein and Embry during what was some of the worst of fraud and corruption in the city----NEVER SEEING FRAUD----only talk about street crime.
This is who stops the frauds before they take billions and Embry will not be the one to TURN THE CITY AROUND.
Bernstein names Elizabeth Embry, George Hazel to leadership posts
By: Brendan Kearney Daily Record Legal Affairs Writer December 6, 2010
Baltimore City State’s Attorney-elect Gregg Bernstein has named two relatively young lawyers to “key leadership positions” in his administration, his first public hires since edging out longtime incumbent Patricia C. Jessamy in September’s primary election.
George Hazel was a federal prosecutor in Washington, D.C., Baltimore and, until Friday, Prince George’s County. Elizabeth Embry, a Baltimore native Jessamy hired out of law school, most recently stood in for Bernstein’s wife as acting director of the Mayor’s Office on Criminal Justice during this summer’s campaign.
While their new titles were not given in Monday’s e-mailed announcement, people familiar with the situation described Hazel and Embry as deputies. Bernstein, who has pledged not only personnel but structural changes to the office, was in meetings Monday afternoon and said he did not have time to answer questions about Hazel or Embry. Neither Hazel nor Embry could be reached.
Baltimore City Solicitor George A. Nilson offered generous praise for Embry, who he recruited away from the state’s attorney’s office to the city law department in 2008. He said she did a “terrific job” for him, has a “good leadership style,” and is “well-liked” in City Hall and in the state’s attorney’s office.
“If I’d had an opportunity to intercept her before she went back to the state’s attorneys’ office, I would’ve done that,” said Nilson, who gave up on the idea after hearing Embry’s new job was a done deal. “I didn’t even really try. But if I thought I had a shot at it I would’ve.”
Embry is a good pick for Bernstein as well as the rank and file of the prosecutor’s office, he added.
“There is some value in having somebody who is familiar with the office but whose loyalty is to you as the new person,” Nilson said. Meanwhile, people who knew her from her first stint in the courthouse can “take some comfort from her involvement as a senior person with the new state’s attorney.”
U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein spoke similarly of Hazel.
“George has a special ability to inspire people to work together and achieve extraordinary results,” Rosenstein said, according to the announcement, which came as a news release from Bernstein’s campaign spokeswoman. “His intelligence, creativity, collegiality and work ethic make him an exceptional prosecutor and a valued colleague and friend.”
After graduating from Georgetown University Law Center in 1999, Hazel spent five years as a big-firm litigator in Washington, D.C., where his clients included a major tobacco company. He then became a federal prosecutor in the District, focusing on violent and drug crime. He began prosecuting similar cases in Maryland in 2008 and left Rosenstein’s office as manager of Project EXILE, a high-profile collaboration with local prosecutor’s offices.
Embry graduated from Columbia Law School in 2004. As an assistant state’s attorney, she worked in the narcotics and general trial divisions, and as an assistant city solicitor, she focused on criminal justice policy. Earlier this year, as Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake succeeded Sheila Dixon, Embry joined the state Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation as a special assistant to Secretary Alexander Sanchez. After just a few months, she filled in for Sheryl Goldstein in the mayor’s office. Goldstein declined to speak about Embry’s hiring.
Embry’s father, Robert C. Embry, is the president of the Abell Foundation, whose September 2008 study, which compared Baltimore juries’ conviction rates with those of surrounding counties, Bernstein used to buttress his position that Jessamy’s conviction rates were unacceptably low. (Nilson said “it would be a mistake to say Elizabeth got that job because of her last name.”)
“George and Elizabeth share my vision to restructure the State’s Attorney’s Office to focus on the prosecution and conviction of violent offenders and improve training, technology and cooperation with law enforcement,” Bernstein said in Monday’s news release. “I look forward to beginning our work together to make Baltimore a safer city and get violent criminals off our streets. Both George and Elizabeth have the background and experience necessary to achieve these goals.”
In a Nov. 10 interview with The Daily Record, Bernstein said he intends to borrow ideas from the U.S. Attorney’s office, where he cut his prosecutorial teeth in the 1980’s, and that he hopes to draw high-caliber young talent to the city office. Hiring Hazel and Embry would seem to help accomplish both objectives.
Bernstein also said then that he would hire a training director and spoke of other initiatives his new hires would undertake but gave no names. At that point, he had already told controversial spokeswoman Margaret Burns that she would not have a job in his administration at that point and more recently told the same to Burns’ deputy, Joseph Sviatko.
Sources within the office say much, if not all, of Jessamy’s executive office, including her deputies, will not be part of the Bernstein administration.
Bernstein will announce further personnel changes after taking office Jan. 3, according to Monday’s news release.