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This web site provides a description, the table of contents of and easy access to the key elements of the nonpartisan of SDG Target Actiom Plan #30 Humanely and Privately (not Secretly) Investigate, Negotiate with and/or if Necessary Prosecute Lawbreakers with Timely Restitution for Victims, Rehabilitation for Lawbreakers and Reconciliation and Restorative Justice Opportunities for Both. It should be implemented in coordination with the Massive Global Movement and Universal Strategic Plan for a Permanently Peaceful, Prosperous, Just, Sustainable World (MGM&USP), described at www.PeopleNow.org.

Action Plan #30 provides principles, strategies, procedures and sample documents to initiate and follow through with humane, private (not secret) investigations, negotiations and/or prosecutions along with victim's statement of demand, impact statement, tort claim and/or disgorgement action against alleged lawbreakers including certain senior civil and military officials, legislators, judges, private sector executives and other individuals who have allegedly violated the law. 

Action Plan #30 proposes to replace punishment, confinement and retribution with timely restitution, restorative justice, reconciliation and rehabilitative principles and practices advocated in the Plan to Humanely Reform Criminal Justice and Prisons Using Timely Restitution, Truth and Reconciliation, Restorative Justice and Rehabilitation and Eliminating Punishment for all Crimes and Confinement for Nonviolent Crimes (National Policy/Action Plan #29) described at www.HumaneJustice.org. It is recommended both these plans be refined and their primary features ultimately be employed in state, federal and international criminal investigations and prosecutions. 

Principles of SDG Target Action Plan #30 include:

This plan and the Plan to Reform Criminal Justice and Prisons Use Restorative Justice, Restitution, Reconciliation and Rehabilitation and Eliminate Punishment and Retribution will be refined and their primary features ultimately employed in state, federal and international criminal investigations and prosecutions.

The below Table of Contents provides an outline of Action Plan #30. Each item in the plan can be accessed by clicking on it.

Table of Contents of the Plan to Humanely and Privately Investigate, Negotiate With and/or Prosecute Lawbreakers

30.1    Introduction

30.2    Purpose

30.3    Objectives

30.4    Actions to Humanely and Privately Prosecute Lawbreakers

           30.4.1 Compile and Maintain a Private, Prioritized List of Individuals Who Should Be Investigated and Possibly Prosecuted

           30.4.2 Organize Efforts

           30.4.3 Prepare Documentation for Filing Humane, Private (not Secret): Tort Claims, and Requests for Investigations, Prosecution and Disgorgement Actions

           30.4.4 Liaison with Investigators and Prosecutors

           30.4.5 Initiate and Follow Through with Humane, Private Prosecutions

30.5    Food for Thought for Those Reluctant to Help with Prosecutions

30.6    Background

30.7    Conclusions

30.8     Attachments

           30.8.1  Procedures for Preparing Documentation for Humane, Private Investigations and Prosecutions

           30.8.2  Sample Cover Letter Requesting Both Humane Investigations and Prosecutions

           30.8.3  Preparing a Chronology of Events

           30.8.4  Preparing Victim Impact Statements

           30.8.5  Sample Affidavit in Support of a Criminal Complaint

           30.8.6  Sample Spreadsheet Showing Campaign Donations to Legislators

           30.8.7  Sample Victim Impact Statement

           30.8.8  Format for a Combination Multi-Count Criminal Complaint, Affidavit in Support of a Criminal Complaint and Application for a Warrant

           30.8.9  UCMJ Charge Sheet for Private First Class Bradley E. Manning, U.S. Army, provided as a sample

           30.8.10  Complaint Filed with the I.C.C. by Professor Francis A. Boyle

Objectives of Action Plan #30 Include:

We believe the best way meet these objectives include to:

This Plan:

Today we have very lenient, almost nonexistent criminal justice for senior public and private sector officials and harsh criminal justice for the poor and lower middle class who cannot afford expensive attorneys. Whether or not individuals go to prison usually depends upon whether or not he or she can afford an expensive attorney who knows the judge.

Numerous official reports, books and articles describe the horrors, wastefulness and illegality of U.S. wars, assassinations, drone attacks, torture and abuse of detainees, spying, and massive financial crimes.

Charles Ferguson, Director of the Oscar winning documentary “Inside Job” and Author of “Predator Nation,” in a Huffington Post Article, describes the ingrained criminality of the financial sector:

It is no exaggeration to say that since the 1980s, much of the American (and global) financial sector has become criminalized, creating an industry culture that tolerates or even encourages systematic fraud. The behavior that caused the mortgage bubble and financial crisis was a natural outcome and continuation of this pattern, rather than some kind of economic accident.

Nader, Ralph in his book The Seventeen Solutions, states:

"because of corporate crime: … roughly 60,000 Americans die from workplace related diseases and trauma, 70,000 from air pollution, 100,000 from hospital negligence … another 100,000 from hospital induced infections … 45,000 because they cannot afford health insurance … these fatalities are preventable … the only way to stop them is to arrest the march of corporate crime” – Nader, Ralph, The Seventeen Solutions, page 160, HarperCollins Publisher Inc. New York, NY, 2012.

Yet, after untold years of these atrocities and despite hundreds of thousands of petitions, phone calls, emails demonstrations and “occupations”, not one high-ranking official that authorized and planned these illegal acts has been indicted and not one survivor of U.S. torture has succeeded in holding these officials accountable in a U.S. court for torture. (Costello, Colleen, Indefensible: A Reference for Prosecuting Torture and Other Felonies, Human Rights USA, January 2012. http://www.humaneprosecutions.org/indefensible_a_reference_for_prosecuting_torture.pdf)

Not only has the government not prosecuted any high level officials, it is subsidizing crimes and paying the banks for most foreclosures even if robo-signing was used and the foreclosure was illegal.

The supposed $26 billion settlement between the banks and federal government and 49 state attorney generals to address the banks criminal fraud, robo-signing and changing income and job history on mortgage applications without the applicant's knowledge actually became "mostly a bailout for large banks."

Refining and executing this plan and the rest of the Massive Global Movement and Universal Strategic Plan for a Peaceful, Prosperous, Just, Sustainable World will turn all this around.

A U.S. Attorney or local district attorney is required to obtain a grand jury indictment. Under the current top leadership, that is unlikely to happen. Since anyone with probable cause can go before a magistrate, magistrate judge or judge and swear out a criminal complaint, the initial approach will be to prepare affidavits in support of criminal complaints as outlined in Section V. C. Prepare Documentation for Filing Criminal Complaints.

The proposed approach includes getting to know the prosecutors and investigators as outlined in Section V. D. Liaison with Investigators/Prosecutors and Special Counsel If and When One Is Appointed. As you get to know them, discuss humane justice with them and get them to understand the damage that has been caused by not having a rule of law and allowing corporations to run the government. Provide them samples of proposed criminal complaints and affidavits that show probable cause and victim impact statements with John Does in place of actual names.

Interested organizations and individuals are requested to work together, help form an advisory board for this plan, and add everything that needs to be done to it. Recommendations are welcomed can be made and items added by emailing RefinethePlan@peoplenow.org or by faxing 703-521-0849.