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Take The Law Into Your Own Hands
The Grand Jury in America
By Dr. Jonathan Burgess, D.EM.

Introduction
I am a person who likes to fix things. The key to fixing things is to find out exactly what is broken, and then apply the proper tool for the job. There are many things about modern society that are "broken" and I believe the "tool" that is needed has been passed down to us through a thousand years of tradition: the Grand Jury. Historically, Grand Juries have served as a weapon against corruption. A grand example was The Tea Pot Dome Scandal that brought down the Harding Administration. Criminals had created a safe haven surrounded by judges and politicians who had been paid off to protect the criminals while they stole half of the tax revenues of New York City! This criminal empire in the Empire State was dismantled by the diligent work of a Grand Jury when all other methods failed. Other examples abound of Grand Juries destroying corruption due to their unique and fearsome powers. Grand Juries were also used in the 1950's to fight Communism. I believe Grand Juries fell into disuse as judges, prosecutors and politicians systematically usurped power from the people. The following book reveals that legal professionals have worked hard to isolate the Grand Jury from the people. An example is that when I inquired at the Federal Courthouse in Portland,

Oregon, I was told that I had to get written permission from the Chief Judge to even view a copy of the current Grand Jury Handbook! A search of libraries and law libraries revealed a lack of access to this important document or its prior editions. So I decided to reprint what I found when I was finally able to acquire copies. Legal professionals and criminals and conspirators of all sorts fear the power of the Grand Jury. The very heart of the law is the Grand Jury and yet the secret nature of the Grand Jury's proceedings has helped to hide the heart of the law from the people. This book is meant to give the people access to the tool they need most to tangibly express their concern and moral outrage over the pervasive corruption that seems to be almost everywhere today. This book is designed to give the people physical access to the Sword and Shield of Justice, the Grand Jury. A mighty tool, indeed! Sincerely,

Dr. Jonathan Burgess DPM 7/16/97

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Section I Section II Section III Section IV

The Pre-1993 Handbook The Current Grand Jury Handbook A Comparison of Sections I and II A Current State Grand Jury Handbook The Missing 13th Amendment How to Clean House Bibliography, Credits & Ordering

Section V Section VI Section VII

Section I The Pre-1993 Handbook

FEDERAL GRAND JURY
Handbook

Prepared Under the Auspices of the SECTION OF JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION of the AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION

TABLE OF CONTENTS
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I. II. III. IV V

VI. VII. VIII. IX.

Preface..................................................................5 To the Grand Juror ...............................................7 Importance of the Grand Jury...............................7 Origin of the Grand Jury ......................................9 Nature of the Grand Jury ......................................9 Organization, Oath, Officers ..............................12 Procedure (a) Quorum .....................................................13 (b) Hearing Witnesses ....................................14 (c) Determination to Indict or Dismiss ------- 15 The United States Attorney................................16 Secrecy ...............................................................17 Protection of Grand Jurors..................................17 Practical Suggestions .........................................18 Appendix ............................................................21

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PREFACE
Clearly a "Government of the People, By the People, and For the People," as Abraham Lincoln tersely described the American form of government, requires the...
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