The “US Justice Coalition” was founded by Detective Ed Comet in 2007.
For nearly two decades whether serving as a cop on a patrol beat to major crimes investigator- Detective Comet had the unique opportunity to work for and with local Police and Sheriff’s Offices and most federal justice agencies, always believing the fundamental reason people choose criminal justice as a career is a simple belief that they can make a difference.
However, law-enforcement officers often discover that the criminal justice system is routinely impeded from pursuing many significant injustices for numerous reasons, be it resources, time, policy or just the simple fact that the case itself upon first observation may lack a certain provable criminal element.
A common explanation that officers are forced to deliver is “I’m sorry this is a Civil Matter” and the “victim” needs to seek assistance elsewhere, such as from a private attorney.
Unfortunately more often than not, the party(s) [often times our most vulnerable elderly citizens] lack the resources, ability or the basic skill set needed to navigate our complicated court system that is anything but “user friendly”.
Quite frankly unless the victim has an infinite stream of money or a case that is backed by an insurance policy and a sure thing, adequate counsel is often times difficult if not impossible to retain and keep focused on your matter. Generally once the victim runs out of resources to pay legal fees they are generally out of luck, as most attorneys do not work on ‘contingency’.
Case in point; a 67-year-old widow was swindled out of the only asset she had left, her home. Her husband, a successful physician had passed away a few years earlier and had left her a beautiful home valued at over a million dollars and a modest financial nest egg. Not being the most prudent manager of funds, in a fairly short period of time, with assistance of one of her fellow “charity enthusiasts”, the majority of her cash assets had been exploited supporting her favored charitable organization and her friends.
Once the cash had been depleted the suspect convinced the widow to sign her home and property over to him to take an enormous mortgage against the property. Once the property deed was signed over, any communication with the suspect ceased. The next thing this poor woman knew she was served with a notice of foreclosure to the tune of about half a million dollars. Prosecutors considered the matter a civil dispute directing her to contact a private attorney. However, without financial resources to retain private counsel the inevitable proceeded. Without our involvement this elderly victim would have been rendered homeless and cast into the street penniless.
It was this case that led Det. Comet to found the US Justice Coalition. “It seemed rarely a week would go by that someone didn’t reach out to me for advice or direction on an issue that reeked of injustice”.
Daily there are stories in the media where someone finds themselves victimized first by a financial predator, and then again by the ‘Legal System’, accompanying helplessness, frustration and the subsequent fallout that ensues. To whom do these people turn?
The our principle motto is to be an advocate for that which is noble and just, standing up for victims and the basic principles of our great nation.
Sadly, intolerable acts or activities are all too common in today’s society.
In summation, we are here for you or anyone that is in need of a place to turn for help.
Or, perhaps you’re the one who instigated an “injustice” against another.
In that case, keep looking over your shoulder.
We humbly ask for your support in standing for what is right.