Thursday, January 01, 2009

Matthew F. Fogg

Chief Deputy US Federal Marshal

Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP)

"Drug prohibition helps the US maintain a racial apartheid prison industrial complex."

Matthew Fogg asserts, "Racism drives the war on drugs." In 1993, under South Africa's Apartheid Law 851 black men were imprisoned per 100,000 population. In 2004 under the United States' Drug Prohibition Law 4,419 black men are imprisoned per 100,000 population. Drug prohibition is an immoral tool used by the United States' prison industrial complex to maintain the largest per capita rate of incarcerations in the world. Prisons for profit do not belong in a democratic society.

A decorated Federal law officer, his supervision in the US Drug Enforcement (DEA) joint US Marshals Service (USMS), fugitive drug & gun interdiction task forces that involved "who's who" in Federal, State and Municipal enforcement personnel. He received the District of Columbia, US Attorney and Federal Bar Association's highest law enforcement awards for tracking down over 300 of America's most-wanted and dangerous fugitives charged with prison escape, murder, rape, child molestation and illegal drug trafficking. He often provided personal protection for members of the federal judiciary and foreign dignitaries. He was a member of the USMS Special Operations "Swat" Group known for its involvement in the Federal Atlanta Penitentiary hostage crisis, and the assault on "Ruby Ridge" and he was involved with rescue & recovery efforts at New York's 9/11 Ground Zero.

Today Matthew's USMS career is pending full retirement waiting a D.C. US Court of Appeals decision to uphold a lower court (1998 Civil Rights verdict) ruling that awarded him four million dollars and found the entire USMS under the supervision of the U.S. Department of Justice to be a racial hostile environment for all African American deputy US marshals.

Matthew has represented employees around the U.S. and he has won major decisions in the Labor and Administrative litigation process for employees who blew-the-whistle on various forms of government misconduct comprised of racism, sexism, Americans with disabillities, reprisals, police brutality and corruption. He is known for standing in the gap for citizens in fear of political retribution. He has provided expert commentary in TV, radio and print media such as CNN, CBS, CSpan, NY Post, Washington Post, Final Call, Vanity Fair and People magazines.

Matthew has served as a national elected officer of non-government 'watchdog' organizations such as Blacks In Government's, Federally Employed Women Legal & Education Fund and Board member for Amnesty International 'USA' (AIUSA). He participated in an AIUSA study indicating more than 32 million Americans had been racially profiled since 9/11. Recently he co-authored a Resolution passed by AIUSA (the worlds largest human rights organization) denouncing the U.S. led war on drugs as a human rights violation due to racism and Class enforcement operations.

A national and international speaker, Matthew has often provided testimony before the US Congress and other political forums. He has advocated for civilian oversight of law enforcement procedures that involve the US Death Penalty, TASERS, Patriot Act, DNA Testing, Prison Reform and Excessive Force some of which are classified by AIUSA as Human Rights violations in opposition to the "Universal Declaration of Human Rights" first adopted and proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948.

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Law Enforcement against Judicial Misconduct

Francis C. P. Knize and I traveled down to Washington, DC, May 15, 2008. I, Steven G. Erickson, shot the above video. We attended the National Whistle Blowers' Convention.

[more information] on the Citizens Center for Judicial Accountability

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Should judges be judging judges? Francis C. P. Knize and I attend, and film, a national hearing held at a Brooklyn, New York, Federal Court:

"In the Interest of Justice", A Documentary Primer


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