I’ve said this many times and before I say anything else today, I’m going to say it again: The justice system that we have not only should be but in fact must be slanted towards the defendants. Gaining a conviction for the government – at any level – should be difficult and should require that the State have its ducks in a row and to prove its case against a defendant who has effective counsel before a jury.
Defense Lawyers are usually squirrelly and evasive, but that’s their job. DA’s on the other hand must be above question and transparent in everything they say and do. You may ask why, since so many of the dirtbags the Police work so hard to get off the street would then be the beneficiaries of rules that favor them instead of the State or the victims. It is simply because if the government can start slam dunking convictions, the protections that we all have against the government go out the window. If the State can violate the 4th Amendment because “we all know” he did it, why can’t it violate yours if it deems it necessary? If a defendants 6th or 8th Amendment rights are pushed aside in the name of “justice” because of the severity of the crime, what happens to your rights?
You may not like it. But “I don’t like that,” is not a Constitutional argument. Read the rest of this entry
Seventy years ago today, the Imperial Japanese Government accepted the Potsdam Declaration, and effectively surrendered to the Allied Powers. The men and women who celebrated this day in Times Square, Chicago, and the Great Central Valley, are passing quickly from us. Once more we celebrate and we remember those who sacrificed their lives to secure freedom for the world.
We are losing them incredibly fast, and that’s why Central Valley Honor Flight is so important.
In the world of political scandal, the Hillary Server being wiped clean is so banal that the most reported scandal yesterday was from… 1921… and, of course, was about a Republican…
Local Defense Attorney Frank Carson is arrested for suspicion of 1st Degree Murder. This is a case of great interest and importance to Dave, and it had an impact on the last election for District Attorney.
What makes an “effective” Congressman? According to one study, it’s how many bills they sponsor that make it out of committee and into law. But is that the BEST measure?