Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Your Government Doesn't Care If You Are Actually Guilty

"In the past quarter-century, the work of dogged attorneys and advances in forensic science have exonerated more than 2,150 men and women, 161 of those from death row. The Innocence Project, a New York–based nonprofit founded by Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld in 1992, has freed more than 200 people and spurred the creation of numerous smaller organizations around the country devoted to the same mission. (From 2012–2015, I was the director of the Loyola Law School Project for the Innocent in Los Angeles.) By some estimatesthere are tens of thousands more wrongfully convicted prisoners languishing behind bars. Nevertheless, some prosecutors—the most powerful actors in the criminal justice system—refuse to correct life-altering errors. (You can read more about 17 such cases here.) If we are committed to fostering a justice system that is truly just, it is imperative to call out these innocence deniers and hold them to account."

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/01/innocence-deniers-prosecutors-who-have-refused-to-admit-wrongful-convictions.html?wpsrc=sh_all_dt_tw_ru

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/01/innocence-deniers-seventeen-cases-of-prosecutors-fighting-exoneration.html

Your Government Will Arrest You And Shove You To The Floor If You Speak Out Against Them

6 minutes from beginning to speak to be arrested (she actually barely spoke for 2 minutes).  That is the extent that the government will tolerate you speaking out against them...6 minutes:

"You can watch Hargrave begin speaking about 33 seconds in. The situation starts becoming contentious around 6:35 minutes. Hargrave is arrested at 8:35, and then walked outside in handcuffs and placed in the back of police vehicle. "

http://www.upworthy.com/a-teacher-asked-a-great-question-about-superintendent-pay-then-all-hell-broke-loose-2?c=ufb1

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Your Government Will Lock You Up, Ask You If You Want a Lawyer, and then...

won't let anyone see you, and then will use legal maneuverings to argue that a lawyer can't represent you, because you haven't asked for that specific lawyer and the lawyer can't ask you because the government won't let anyone see you:

https://blog.simplejustice.us/2017/12/24/hide-and-seek-the-government-loses/


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Your Government Will Deport You - Even Citizens and Veterans

This is going to be a general section on how fucked up our immigration system is.  Even a strong supporter of good borders needs to recognize that our government is incompetent and can't be trusted to manage even this.  20,000 U.S. citizens have been deported in the 7 years from 2003 to 2010:

https://www.thejacknews.com/free-markets/immigration/united-states-cruelly-deports-citizens-military-veterans/

Your Government Will Spy On You Without A Warrant

https://www.wired.com/story/fisa-section-702-renewal-congress/