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The U.S. Justice System - Just how safe are we?
The Scales of Justice are always tilted against us
Innocent and incarcerated for life. Can it happen to you or me? No-one is safe from false imprisonment anywhere in this world, at any time, or for any reason.
How safe are we? Is it really working for us?
Let's take a poll:
Is our justice system really working for us - Are we as individuals safe and secure?
Lets examine a few facts then you decide.
First, watch the video only once, observe closely, and remember what you saw.
YOU are the star witness for the prosecution that is charging a policeman with murder.
Now that you have been identified as the eye witness for the police, consider the following before you testify at the trial. These are the five main ploys used by the prosecution to ensure a conviction:
- 1. "Circumstantial" evidence.
- 2. over zealous public prosecutors.
- 3. testimony of eye witness.
- 4. Suspect "confessions".
- 5. Prosecutors withholding information.
These 5 factors put 99.9% of "criminals" or "defendants" in jail, or prison, on a daily basis.
Fact 1: approximately 25% of the world's population is incarcerated at any one time. (estimated total world population = 660,000,000 billion people. 25% = 165,000,00 billion imprisoned around the globe).
Fact 2: approximately 75% of those incarcerated are in the U.S. prison systems. (75% of 165,000,000 billion = 124,000,000 billion people in the U.S. alone).
Fact 3: The U.S. has the largest percentage of "criminals" in prison for "non-victim" crimes, such as:
- a. drug users (marijuana, Crack, speed, etc..)
- b. driving under the influence (no accident involved)
- c. Other traffic violations (tickets for a variety of reasons).
- d. habitual offenders (multiple unpaid tickets for traffic violations)
- e. "3 strikes and you're out" rule: (3 charges for the same offenses) (including traffic citations) or any other charges will gain you an automatic 5 year prison sentence and title of felon in many states.
- f. becoming "fugitives" for not showing up for a court date for speed/traffic (or any other) violations when they were not properly notified to appear.
- g. rape (sexual assaults) "accusations" = (he said - she said) status
- h. "domestic violence" (assault and battery) = (he said - she said) status.
- i. prostitution charges (either as prostitute [seller] or john [buyer of services].
- j. sex with a minor. Even if the under aged has a fake ID, and looks like an adult, acts like an adult, and initiates the encounter.
Under our current justice system we are apparently currently automatically presumed to be guilty until proven innocent. People are generally almost always found guilty because of showing inappropriate responses, showing lack of remorse, not crying, lack of emotion, found to have a history of cheating, lying, and or sex scandals, or a history of unrelated charges. So they are found guilty by reputation and behavior, not facts pertinent to the charges.
Circumstantial evidence: "evidence that tends to prove a fact by proving other events or circumstances which afford a basis for a reasonable inference of the occurrence of the fact at issue". Or, more aptly put: made up scenarios using external situations not related to the facts, and used to create a scenario to fit any evidence found. Or more simply just a supposed sordid story to explain why the prosecution believes the defendant to be guilty. Since everyone is guilty of something it is easy to convict others with an unsavory history.
Over zealous prosecutors: That need to win at any cost for status. They are appointed and not elected by the people, so they answer to no-one and their status grows as does their conviction rates. Their personality types include (aggressive, condescending, and judgmental).
Eye Witnesses: less than reliable (if 10 people witness an event - there will always be 10 different versions of that event).
False confessions: Less reliable than eye witnesses as they generally give these confessions under severe duress and coercion by the interrogators.
Withholding information: Information that the jury never hears because it would clash with the circumstantial evidence being used, and the prosecutor's aim is to convict at all costs. The win is more important than the truth.
Now, go back and re-view that short video and remember that in most incidences there will be no video to view, and/or re-view, for your testimony at trial.
Eye witnesses put more people in prison than any other prosecutorial ploy - and coupled with "circumstantial" evidence will usually insure a 99.9% conviction rate.
When you re-viewed the video, did you see the gun in the right hand of the criminal laying on the ground? Most people who view this video did not. If you were one of them who did not notice the gun in his right hand, remember it is your testimony that will put this policeman at risk for a false conviction for doing his job - defending you. The policeman that shot this perpetrator saw him remove a pistol from his belt from behind with his right hand, as he laid his rifle down on the ground using his left hand. The pistol can be seen in his hand as he lies on the ground dead.
No-one is safe under any "justice" system when these kinds of ploys are so blatantly exploited by an over zealous prosecutor who intends to win at all costs. So, be afraid for your own part in this "injustice" of being accused for something you did not do.
Our prisons are being filled with innocent "criminals" (victims of an inept justice system) every single day. Thousands of innocent people have spent many years behind bars for something that they did not do, and were subsequently "proven to be innocent" as a result of DNA analysis.
Even DNA evidence has been shown to yield "false" results. Take a minute to visit the site of "The Innocence Project" link below and view the video (below) of only a few of those found to be wrongfully incarcerated for many lost years of their lives.
by d.william 02/08/2012
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© 2012 d.william