September 25, 2009
Around the blogosphere
Here are some posts of note around the blogosphere to close out the week:
- From Crime & Consequences here, "Brunner on Death Penalty: Not Ready for Prime Time"
- From Grits for Breakfast here, "A conservative case for reducing incarceration"
- From Sex Crimes here, "DOJ: Two Jurisdictions in Compliance With Adam Walsh Act"
In addition, lots of thoughtful bloggers are talking about the briefs submitted in the Supreme Court case of Pottawattamie County vs. McGhee, which concerns whether prosecutors have "absolute immunity" when presenting false evidence that produces a wrongful conviction. Posts worth checking out include notable ones from Grits and Crime and Federalism and Simple Justice and The Volokh Conspiracy.
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The Supreme Court seeks to protect not the crime fighting ability of the prosecutor, but the trial generating ability of the prosecutor.
Not only should all self-dealt lawyer immunities end, but so should all obstacles to the state treasury. There should be full professional liability for deviations from professional standards of due care. No tort refomr measure should be allowed when it comes to the cult criminals controlling the three branches of government.
All prosecutors, judges, legislators, and executive officials should carry insurance to make whole the victims of their carelessness. This immunity is not a given elsewhere. Citizens could sue the Emperor of Prussia. His lawyer would show up in court to defend the claim.
This immunity is a form of bad faith, unjust enrichment, and unconstitutional. Henry of Bratton established it, and justified it by the Sovereign's speaking with the Voice of God. This is not only psychotically delusional thinking, it is church based thinking, with no place in our secular nation.
Because the Supreme Court has no accountability, the sole remedy is for a strong executive to arrest the lot. After an hour's fair trial, and the resulting guilty verdict, a hooded police officer shoots them in the head, in the basement of the courthouse. They can see that form of execution is not cruel at all. To deter.
Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Sep 25, 2009 9:15:58 PM
You are 100% correct. Other countries insist on there prosecutors and Government officials be held accountable for there actions. This serves as a safeguard that helps to assure justice being served. When prosecutors can knowingly introduce tainted or false evidence in a trial to get a conviction and then when it gets exposed there is no accountability for it. I have heard to excuses like "oh they had so many cases going on they got the facts mixed up." Well because some one considers themselves over worked is no reason that a innocent person should go to prison. How many times in the last 5 years have we seen people being released from prison after serving 10 and 15 years after they are found to be innocent. Here in Milwaukee they just arrested a guy that they say killed as many as 9 people over the last what 15 years. He is being charged with several murders that others have been convicted of and are sitting in prison for right now.
Is our system wrong or is this all because of prosecutors that have lost sight of what justice is and are protected to the extent they can stand up in court and flat out lie just to get a conviction. Our Constitution says no one is above the law but yet when people are protected like this article points out how is this legal or right.
Posted by: greg | Sep 27, 2009 9:18:43 AM
Our system is wrong because the three branches of government are 99% run by lawyers. These are incompetents who know no subject outside the law. They need to be excluded from all benches, all legislative seats and all responsible executive positions. Pass an amendment excluding these incompetents.
Some may have high IQ's and would be a great resource to our government. The legal education has made them mental cripples and made them worthless or harmful to us in any position of responsibility.
Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Sep 27, 2009 11:26:44 AM