A few serve God and most serve Mammon… No one can serve both… —Editor
Leviticus 19:15 (ESV)
… “You shall DO NO INJUSTICE IN COURT. You shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great, but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbor…
II Peter 2:3 (NLT)
… In their greed they will MAKE UP CLEVER LIES TO GET HOLD OF YOUR MONEY. But God condemned them long ago, and their destruction will not be delayed…
Deuteronomy 24:7 (KJV)
… If a man be found stealing any of his brethren of the children of Israel, and MAKETH MERCHANDISE OF HIM, OR SELLETH HIM; then that thief shall die; and thou shalt put evil away from among you…
Deuteronomy 27:25 (NASB)
… ‘Cursed is he who ACCEPTS A BRIBE TO STRIKE DOWN AN INNOCENT PERSON.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’
Revelation 18:13 (NIV)
… cargoes of cinnamon and spice, of incense, myrrh and frankincense, of wine and olive oil, of fine flour and wheat; cattle and sheep; horses and carriages; and HUMAN BEINGS SOLD AS SLAVES…
Pennsylvania judge sentenced to 28 years in prison for selling teens to prisons
April 29, 2013 By: Lou Colagiovanni
Disgraced Pennsylvania judge Mark Ciavarella Jr has been sentenced to 28 years in prison for conspiring with private prisons to sentence juvenile offenders to maximum sentences for bribes and kickbacks which totaled millions of dollars. He was also ordered to pay $1.2 million in restitution.
In the private prison industry the more time an inmate spends in a facility, the more of a profit is reaped from the state. Ciavearella was a figurehead in a conspiracy in the state of Pennsylvania which saw thousands of young men and women unjustly punished and penalized in the name of corporate profit.
According to allgov.com Ciavearella’s cases from 2003 – 2008 were reviewed by a special investigative panel and later by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and it was found that upwards of 5,000 young men and women were denied their constitutional rights, and therefore all of their convictions were dismissed and were summarily released.
During his sentencing Ciavarella was defiant, claiming he had broken no laws and claimed the money he received was a legitimate ‘finder’s fee.’ Assistant U.S. Attorney Gordon Zubrod said comments such as these were typical of Ciavarella, according to the local reporting of citizensvoice.com:
I think that’s his way of doing things. Never retreat. Always go on the attack. Always blame somebody else. Always get them to back off. He tried it with the judge. It didn’t work.
Matthew 6:24 (KJV)
… No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. YE CANNOT SERVE GOD AND MAMMON…