"Make no mistake, in vast majority of federal criminal cases, federal judges and DOJ prosecutors are on the same team," says Lamont Banks, Executive Director of A Just Cause. "Federal prosecutors would not have a 98% conviction rate without the support of a crony federal judiciary. The United States would not have the dubious distinction of American citizens being 25% of the world's prison population without many judges' tag-teaming with prosecutors to guarantee they win convictions at any cost. It's virtually impossible for human beings to consistently achieve 98% success in any human exercise without cheating or being crooked in some way," says Banks. "Compare Bernie Madoff, who maintained high returns on investments irrespective of depressed market and economic conditions because he was engaged in a criminal Ponzi scheme, to U.S. federal prosecutors who maintain high conviction rates irrespective of being engaged in unlawful, egregious misconduct. An independent federal judge committed to the Constitution, fair trials and justice in America is the exception, not the rule. Justice for the LASD9 must come from somewhere, hopefully through President Trump," says Banks.