Tag Archives: American Criminal Justice System

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How Police can rob you of your property and get away with it

Civil forfeiture is being completely abused by police departments across the country.  Basically, private citizens are being robbed of their property. Take a look at this investigative piece that shows just how much injustice is being done: Unfortunately, as you can see, this can happen to just about anyone. You don’t have to be guilty […]

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Look at How Public Defenders are Being Abused Across the Country

Public Defenders are the most overworked and under-funded people you can possible imagine.  I admire them.  Some handle thousands of cases a year.  Some were only able to spend seven minutes preparing each case because of their immense workloads. It takes me that long to have a coffee and bagel in the morning. John Oliver […]

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Prosecutor: Man Wrongly Convicted in “Coldest Case Ever Solved”

It’s horrifying any time an innocent person is robbed of their life.  Even worse is when the life is that of a child. In 1957, seven year old Maria Ridulph was abducted from the small town of Sycamore, Illinois and murdered. The crime sent shockwaves across the nation.  Dozens of FBI agents descended on the […]

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How Americans trade their innocence away

One golden principle in the U.S. criminal justice system is the presumption of innocence. However, due to the modern practice of plea bargains, this presumption in reality does not apply to a majority of cases in the United States. Recently an article in the Washington Post highlighted this issue: Americans are bargaining away their innocence […]

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