For the editor:
SCOFFLAW – Scofflaw’s definition is simply, “making fun of the law”. If you didn’t hear the word, you are excused. New York City is credited with creating the word identifying those who have violated the law with impunity. Illegally parked cars wore locks when the cops were faster than the illegals, but the illegals often won. Thus, the word Scofflaw was born.
Judge Pirr referenced Title 18, Section 1507 of the US Code in a TV interview recently. She was upset that the Justice Department does not protect Supreme Court justices. I was curious so I looked up the US code she was referring to. Indeed, in plain language, it is stated unequivocally that it is forbidden to enter into or near any building or residence used by a judge, juror, witness or officer of the court in the intention to influence, etc. etc etc
Where is our Justice Department hunched over when fraudsters flout the US Code and try to intimidate Supreme Court justices by marching angrily through the front yards of their homes? Merrick Garland, Obama’s failed choice to join the Supreme Court, but Biden’s choice for United States Attorney General, stands ready and allows anarchy to support and/or create political unrest. And the Supreme Court is obligated to ask the State of Maryland to enforce the federal code. Unbelievable!
The United States is a land of law and order. Or has it become a POLITICALLY SELECTIVE land of law and order? Where are our representatives when the Biden administration backs the Justice Department’s 246-year-old indifference supporting law and order? And then Biden has the temerity to reprimand the Supreme Court of the United States of America on national television.
The time for leadership by our elected officials is over. As Ned Ryan, founder and CEO of the American Federation, said recently, “The Biden administration is destroying our country.” As Benjamin Franklin would have said, “Well done is better than well said!”
Talking about this administration is growing tiresome for most Americans. With 85% of adults saying the United States is on the wrong track (AP poll), we voters are a little sick of it. We need action from our reps now or find new action-oriented reps soon. Maybe as early as November.
Ronald J. Price,
18 US Code 1507 – Picketing or parade
Anyone who, with intent to interfere, obstruct or interfere with the administration of justice, or with intent to influence a judge, juror, witness or officer of justice in the performance of his or her duties, pickets or parades in or near a building housing a court of the United States, or in or near a building or residence occupied or used by such judge, juror, witness or officer of the court, or with such intent uses a sound truck or similar device or resorts to any other manifestation in or near such building or residence, shall be liable to a fine under this title or imprisonment for not more than one year, or both.
Nothing in this section shall interfere with or prevent the exercise by a United States court of its power to punish for contempt.