prosecutors gone awry

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  1. kazenatsu

    kazenatsu Well-Known Member

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    A lot of people do not know about this issue but there have been a lot of cases of prosecutors going awry and getting people who did not break the law sent to prison. The judges, in many cases, don't want to take the effort to closely examine things and just give their rubber stamp of approval to the prosecutor.
     
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    kazenatsu Well-Known Member

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    for those of you who don't have the attention span to watch that whole video, here's a 6 minute overview by John Stossel:

     
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    Eleuthera Well-Known Member Donor

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    Our foolish drug prohibition is a very large factor in the collapse of our criminal justice system, as illustrated by the criminal malfeasance of so many prosecutors and judges.

    Way back in the fall of 1998 the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published a lengthy analysis called "Win At All Costs" by their writer Bill Moushey.

    Hopefully this link will work. http://www.usa-the-republic.com/items of interest/Win_At_All_Cost/Win_at_all_costs.htm
     
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    tkolter Well-Known Member

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    The system worked the appeals overturned convictions as for Anderson ,well, they had defense lawyers if they couldn't win in court the first time they did win in the end on appeals.
     
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    Xenamnes Well-Known Member

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    The system in place indeed does not work if prosecutors are allowed to abuse their authority, and face no meaningful consequences for such actions. If the united states justice system did indeed work, such actions would result in permanent disbarment and criminal prosecution for the attorney in question.
     
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