Former federal agent Rodney Stich and his coalition of other former government agents and insiders had sought to report the corrupt activities in the government's aviation safety offices related to a series of specific airline disasters, and also criminal activities in other areas of overt and covert government activities. The authority for doing this was the federal crime reporting statute and the statute that permits any citizen to seek a court order requiring a federal official to perform a mandatory duty and halt unlawful conduct.
In response to these efforts, large numbers of federal judges, Department of Justice personnel, and over 50 lawyers and law firms embarked on multiple schemes to block the reports of the high-level corruption and silence the former federal agent acting as a whistleblower to expose misconduct resulting in major harm, many deaths, and a series of catastrophic events. Click here for more introductory information. In combination, they inflicted great harm through civil, constitutional, criminal, and human rights violations upon a former federal agent, and made possible the continuation of the prior consequences of corruption, cover-ups, and retaliations, some of which are shown below.
The need to coordinate these many parallel efforts to block the reporting of very serious high-level corruption, and protect the participants, from 1982 to 2005 as they engaged in conspiracies involving massive and repeated civil, constitutional, and human rights violations, and criminal obstruction of justice and criminal retaliation against a former federal agent and witness, strongly suggests that a powerful group in the federal government was involved. The consequences of their enabling conduct is shown below.
Lawsuit Addressing Cover-Ups by Media Personnel
The same federal statutes and case law that justified federal lawsuits against other people and groups engaged in obstruction of justice crimes were used to file federal lawsuits against several media sources that covered up for the criminal activities that I brought to their attention and which they covered up.
Admittedly, this was a highly unusual lawsuit, but the nature of the corruption occurring in government offices, the harm to the United States and its people, justified taking unusual, but legally supportable, actions. Many lives could have been saved if these lawsuits were not blocked. The main advantage of the lawsuits were to make a record of those who knew of the corruption and who covered up for it. The filing of the lawsuit and the media's response made a record of these matters.
Commencing in 1965, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and other media sources, were made aware of the criminal activities and the continuing grave consequences. They could have halted the spreading corrupt activities and halted the déjà vu deadly consequences if they had exercised their moral and legal responsibilities. Instead they engaged in felony cover-ups.
The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court at San Jose, California (Number C 89 20262 WAI), naming these newspapers as defendants. April 28, 1989. (DOJ and other corruption and cover-ups were occurring at this time, including the cover-ups and sham prosecution involving Pan Am Flight 103; FBI-DOJ murders in the Boston and New York City offices; CIA drug smuggling; October Surprise; Iran-Contra; and much more.)
The basis for filing that lawsuit included:
The media defendants repeatedly covered up for the corrupt and criminal
activities that they had a duty under the federal crime reporting statute to
report to a federal official, and their duty as newspapers to inform the
public of corruption in government offices that were gravely affecting
national security interests, and in some areas, such as aviation, resulting in
repeated preventable deaths.
The media defendants repeatedly covered up
for the felony obstruction of justice by federal judges.
An attempt to make a record of their
An attempt to report the criminal activities to a federal judge under the federal crime reporting statute.
Although this and similar filings were unusual, the gravity of the criminal misconduct, the catastrophic consequences in the pasts, and the cover-ups by other government checks and balances, justified using the law in a creative manner. If these efforts had not been blocked by federal judges, the corruption that created the conditions enabling hijackers to seize four airliners on 9/11 could very probably have been prevented. And the events of 9/11 were only one-day's results from the misconduct, and in only one of the areas affected.
The lawsuit was assigned to U.S. district judge Robert Aguilar, who had ruled several times against the Justice Department.
Department Prosecutors Filed
Criminal Charges Against Federal Judge Robert Aguilar
Shortly after the lawsuit was filed and assigned to Judge Aguilar, Justice Department prosecutors charged Aguilar with using his office as a racketeering enterprise to obstruct justice.
The specific acts that Aguilar allegedly committed were peanuts compared to the crimes committed by the Justice Department attorneys who filed the criminal charges against Aguilar. Aguilar had rendered decisions unfavorable to the Justice Department, and many charged that the U.S. Attorney, Russoniello at San Francisco, and the Justice Department were retaliating. The lawsuit against the newspapers that threatened to blow the lid on the entire scandal was then removed from Aguilar and assigned to another judge.
Response to Lawsuit by Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal and its managing editor, Norman Pearlstein, responded (June 15, 1989). They did not dispute the relationship between the misconduct and the consequences; but that they were immune from liability, based upon the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
In their motion to dismiss, they argued that they did not have to print what any person requests them to print. But Stich wasn't requesting the media to print what he wanted printed. Stich expected them to exercise their responsibilities under federal law to report the serious charges, as they had a responsibility under federal law to aid in the prevention of the civil, constitutional, and the criminal offenses. July 5, 1989.
press, and anyone else that had the ability to do so, had a responsibility
under Title 42 U.S.C. § 1986 to aid in preventing the civil rights
violations being perpetrated against Stich as part of the scheme to block his
exposure activities. They had a responsibility under the federal crime
Title 18 U.S.C. § 4, to bring the information of criminal
activities to the attention of responsive law enforcement personnel, and they
had a responsibility to their readers to make known the criminal activities
that were inflicting great harm upon the lives of the people and upon national
interests, including national security.
They had the responsibility to at
least check Stich's evidence. They had the responsibility to report his charges even
if they had no information to determine their accuracy. If they had exercised their multiple
responsibilities, many air tragedies--and resulting harm−could have
Blame for the Catastrophic
Consequences of Their Cover-Up
The press, and anyone else that had the ability to do so, had a responsibility under Title 42 U.S.C. § 1986 to aid in preventing the civil rights violations being perpetrated against Stich as part of the scheme to block his exposure activities. They had a responsibility under the federal crime reporting statute, Title 18 U.S.C. § 4, to bring the information of criminal activities to the attention of responsive law enforcement personnel, and they had a responsibility to their readers to make known the criminal activities that were inflicting great harm upon the lives of the people and upon national interests, including national security.
They had the responsibility to at least check Stich's evidence. They had the responsibility to report his charges even if they had no information to determine their accuracy. If they had exercised their multiple responsibilities, many air tragedies--and resulting harm−could have been prevented.
Blame for the Catastrophic
Wall Street Journal
its publisher, Norman Pearlstein argued, in effect, that they should not be required
to report these charges (which would be obstructing justice), and that they
should not be liable for the consequences (of their cover-ups). They implied that the liberal First Amendment
freedoms given to the press eliminates any requirement to report government
corruption (that undermines national interests and national security), and
that the courts should protect
them from the consequences.
responsibility of the media under the First Amendment was articulated in a
decision relating to the
Pentagon Papers and the New
of their content. Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black wrote in that decision:
The Wall Street Journal and its publisher, Norman Pearlstein argued, in effect, that they should not be required to report these charges (which would be obstructing justice), and that they should not be liable for the consequences (of their cover-ups). They implied that the liberal First Amendment freedoms given to the press eliminates any requirement to report government corruption (that undermines national interests and national security), and that the courts should protect them from the consequences.
The responsibility of the media under the First Amendment was articulated in a Supreme Court decision relating to the Pentagon Papers and the New York Times publication of their content. Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black wrote in that decision:
Only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government. And paramount among the responsibilities of a free press is the duty to prevent any part of the Government from deceiving the people ... The New York Times, the Washington Post and other newspapers should be commended for serving the purpose that the Founding Fathers saw so clearly. In revealing the workings of government ... the newspapers did precisely that which the founders hoped and trusted they would do.
The Wall Street Journal, through the San Jose, California law firm of Gibson, Dunn, and Crutcher, filed a motion to dismiss, without challenging the allegations made in the amended complaint. June 12, 1989. Stich responded with an Opposition to Dismiss. July 5, 1989. Without a hearing, in violation of due process, the district judge dismissed the complaint against the newspapers, and despite the fact that numerous federal causes of action were stated, and that criminal misconduct was stated.
didn't appeal the complaint as he accomplished the primary goal of making a
judicial record of the media's complicity and their responses. Also, Stich was
major personal and financial problems due to the multiple legal and
judicial tactics being used to silence him.
Long History of Corruption
and Cover-Up Enabled
Worldwide Catastrophic Events
As a result of the widespread corruption in overt and covert government operations, the systemic cover-ups that treat high-level corruption as the "third-rail," and the retaliation against whistleblowers, great American tragedies have repeatedly occurred, and will continue to occur.
Harm to the American public in non-violent areas.
Harm to the few people in the United States fighting the high-level corruption in a meaningful manner.
Sampling of Early Consequences
TWA Flight 800
U.S. Embassy Bombings
9/11 Easily-Preventable Multiple Hijackings
These few examples of the horrors associated with airline disasters enabled to occur by documented corruption withheld from the American people. The standard culture of cover-ups in the United States enabled the corruption, cover-ups, to mutate into different areas. In the aviation area, although the continuing series of airline disasters eventually came to a halt for other reasons, the culture continued, and enabled to occur a number of easily preventable airline disasters. The inbred culture created the conditions that enabled four groups of terrorists to easily hijack four airliners within a few hours of each other and kill nearly 3,000 people.
One of Over 200 Victims Choosing This Way to
Made Possible by Many Enablers in United States
Consequences of Corruption, Cover-Ups, And
Retaliation Felonies Not Limited to Aviation
There were many other forms of victims from the systemic high-level corruption. These included for instance victims of the:
Department of Justice prosecutorial misconduct, people being falsely charges with crimes in order to improve the prosecutors' career.
The explosion of violent crime related to drug smuggling into the United States, in which CIA assets were major players.
Series of financial frauds appearing every few years, with the latest housing and financial implosions surfacing in 2008.
Seizure of assets from innocent people.
And many other forms.
These offenses are described in the books written by insiders.
Corruption of the Type Described at this site does not occur in a vacuum. High-level corruption in one area is simply one tentacle of a widespread culture of corruption. And the consequences of that corruption−and the endemic cover-ups−have consequences in other areas. The culture of corruption affects the people and the nation in many other ways, That includes the latest series of financial frauds that has occurred in the housing and financial sectors. Also, the effect of the endemic corruption and endemic cover-ups−major parts of the culture in the United States−that enablers successful terrorist attacks upon U.S. interests.
Harm to People Overseas From Culture Of
High-Level Corruption and Lies in the United States
In addition to the decades of harm resulting from the systemic corruption of key people and groups in the U.S. government, affecting aviation safety, financial, human rights, in the United States, there is the harm from outside sources brought about by the actions of U.S. politicians affecting people in other countries—such as the history of invading and killing foreigners—there are the successful "terrorist" attacks made possible by high-level corruption, and then there are the foreigners who are also victims from the same high-level corruption that adversely affects the American, but in a different form.
Remains of a girl—about the age of the 9-year-old Killed in Tucson in January 2011.
In criminal law, people are accomplices, and guilty, if they know of a criminal act and fail to report it to proper authorities and also to take efforts within their capability to halt their continuation. And there are endless numbers of accomplices that are complicit in these crimes and enablers of the consequences.
Suggestion to people outside the United States. Become familiar with the documented systemic corruption in the United States and show the outrage lacking of people in the United States, and:
Help expose the endemic corruption that seem to be acceptable to the American people, and maybe wake them up.
Help to protect yourselves against the decades of ham inflicted upon people of other countries by the actions of U.S. politicians—supported by much of the American public. Examples:
Serial lying by U.S. politicians to use as a pretense to invade Iraq and Afghanistan, killing tens of thousands of innocent people.
U.S. politicians shifting enabling blame from their own corrupt actions that encouraged and enabled four groups of terrorists to simultaneously hijack four airliners, and shift the blame to the people of Iraq and Afghanistan—with the help of a dumbed-down American public that is mostly too lazy to learn the truth.
Book by Inside
Professionals in U.S. Government Revealing
How Americans Have Been Taken for Decades
By Their Own Leaders
All of the books are available at amazon.com, in print and on digital formats, and at many other Internet sites. They bring together the various pieces of the puzzle to better understand the overall picture, and why the same conditions continue year after year. Information on the books by former government agent Rodney Stich
Sampling of early books reviews
Sampling of complimentary letters/faxes to author/activist Rodney Stich.
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