|09-07-2006, 04:17 PM||#1|
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Ohio Attorney Jailed Again For 16 Days
Ohio Attorney Jailed Again For 16 Days In Nazi-Like Fashion Without Charges Being Filed
Attorney Elsebeth Baumgartner still sits in an Erie County jail in Ohio and is being treated like a political prisoner locked away in a gulag without her constitutional rights even being recognized.
7 Sep 2006
By Greg Szymanski
A disbarred Ohio attorney who uncovered massive state and federal corruption has been illegally jailed again for allegedly practicing law without a license.
Elsebeth Baumgartner has been held in the Erie County jail for 16 days without charges being filed, a proper arraignment or even the right to a bail hearing. She was put away without her due process and constitutional rights even being recognized similar in style to way political dissidents were treated in Nazi Germany and the old Soviet Union.
Called the ultimate travesty of justice by court observers and by her husband, Joe Baumgartner, this most recent jailing of Baumgartner illustrates the kangaroo court-like atmosphere present in Ohio, as her case also clearly illustrates a total breakdown of the rule of law and respect for the rights of an individual.
Held in jail as nothing more than a political prisoner based on 'judicial discretion gone haywire', Baumgartner was unavailable for comment. This most recent jail term adds to more than 244 days spent illegally behind bars for trumped-up crimes, including a recent 45 day jail stint for contempt of court, numerous days behind bars for unnecessary psychiatric evaluations and months in jail for merely speaking out at a city council meeting.
Rhetoric of course - but i found it interesting enough to post.