We are all familiar with the Rubashkin travesty. 27 years in prison as a result of a trumped up, police fishing investigation.
Make no mistakes, the shaping of federal law over the past three decades is allowing travesties like this to very legally happen.
First-offender white collar crimes are putting people away for life in prison.
I am a former litigator with experience working white-collar crime cases with a former US Attorney. Believe me, the fix is in against a person with no political pull. The Dept. of Justice is a law firm. The US Attorneys are lawyers that work for that firm. They are the best, most aggressive criminal attorneys in the country. Their job is to win. The currency of victory is years in prison.
The only one who can call off the dogs when these guys are in the hunt to put someone away is the US Attorney General. And that’s a political position under BO’s control and direction. If he doesn’t help you, the dogs will stop at nothing. This case was surely brought to BO’s attention, given the profile and politics of the case.
BO did absolutely nothing to intervene. BO and Holder had all the power in the world to have prosecutors request a much more reasonable sentence. Again, the Dept. of Justice is a law firm, and the US Attorney General is the managing and most senior partner.
Esau is playing hardball
US Attorneys play hardball with threats of cruel imprisonment. They manipulate witnesses with these threats. The laws on the books are legally so draconian that if a person is in their sights, they will say anything to save themselves from years in prison. Witness tampering of this sort is known to occur, especially in high profile cases where prosecutors need to deliver a big win.
In the Rubashkin case, the prosecutors case was substantially supported by damaging eyewitness testimony by people who were forced to cut deals with the government to save their own skin. Can you imagine being confronted with US Attorney, who has power over your liberty, telling you – “I’ll put you in jail for life if you don’t testify against the defendant”?
The pasuk reads “Shemen Zait Zach” -For the Menorah, we are commanded to use the “purest olive olive”. The gematria of Zach, pure, is 27.
I believe haShem is trying to tell us that Mr. Rubashkin is Zach, pure.
Out of the 86 Counts, under the strictest scrutiny from the middah of din, Elokim, he came out 27, Zach. There is absolutely no question that the crime did not warrant the time.
The fact that Mr. Rubashin is zach is further supported by the fact that he was found innocent of the most serious charges against him, that he employed illegal alien children. And it was this charge that started the whole affair. (Truly, when the feds saw that their child labor and immigration cases were junk, they created a rainstorm out of a piece of dust.)
And there is no question that US federal jurisprudence is now a distorted jurisprudence which can be readily abused by evil people to produce very evil legal results. Jew or gentile, if the government digs and distorts, any person could be in danger.
Importantly also, I believe HaShem is trying to send us another message. Think E”Y. Pray E”Y. Encourage others and do hishtadlut to get to E”Y.
And if you don’t feel that way, ask haShem to help you feel that way.
HaShem should have mercy, immediately and quickly, on Mr. Rubashkin and the Jewish People, and we should be redeemed, finally and forever.