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Old 05-09-2011, 10:10 PM
 
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Cops: Man cleared of marijuana accusations after evidence burns *| ajc.com

Senette said he wanted his name cleared after learning that no charges had been brought.

A spokesman for DeKalb District Attorney Robert James would say only that "there is currently no open case in the DA’s office" involving Senette.

A DeKalb police spokeswoman said that's because the plants were destroyed in the fire.

The fire left evidence of grow lights and other equipment, but investigators found nothing illegal.



I don't even know where to begin. 'Innocent until proven guilty.' That has become difficult.

There is crime/evil in the world and many times people are not honest.

When a rare honest person is accused there is little recourse.

I would request reasoned responses I've really heard enough speculation on US law in politics, it does me no good.

If you are 'under investigation'--what can you do?

tia
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Old 05-10-2011, 06:30 AM
 
Location: A blue island in the Piedmont
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I don't even know where to begin. 'Innocent until proven guilty.' That has become difficult.

If you are 'under investigation'--what can you do?
I say you need to get
Michael and Fiona and Sam involved.
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Old 05-10-2011, 08:19 AM
 
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I say you need to get
Michael and Fiona and Sam involved.
I have no idea of what you are talking about. sigh--I placed the post in Great Debates because all that I read in Politics makes my head hurt. Opinions--fine express them--then if just one person of sound mind will speak up and give a solution I have no problem. What do I think the chances are of that occurring--slim to none.

deliver me from insanity--my eternal prayer--has been answered very randomly--'the life of an average female caucasian'--hardest life in the world.

ETA: the ATL---independent thinkers are not welcome in the ATL? Any honest person---just watch your back be prepared to have to defend yourself at all times. One 'suspicious' word----you could be taken to the pokey. whatever the colloquialism may be--the 'jail'--what a way to live, eh?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Jewell
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Old 05-10-2011, 09:47 AM
 
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still the same-the night the lights went out in GA? i don't know, i just don't know and no one will tell me--i know i will listen to Jennifer Nettles--maybe she will tell me. it looks like we are going to have quite a summer--in 3 days/15 violent incidents--go Atl, you just go --Atliens, indeed>>>


YouTube - Jennifer Nettles- The Night the Lights went out in Georgia
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Old 05-10-2011, 10:40 AM
 
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I'd agree that it's a big problem. The DEA will see grow lights and assume that they are for growing marijuana, but the reality is that many people use them to grow food. So, the assumption was made that an illegal operation was in operation, and the authorities ruined a man's reputation with zero evidence of wrongdoing. I'm sure this happens all over.

About ten years ago, I read a sobering statistic; approximately 25% of all people incarcerated in the US are innocent. I don't know what the current statistics are. Why would so many innocent people be in prison? Several reasons come to mind - many are poor, and there's a very distinct correlation between how much money you have, and the outcome of your trial. Some plead guilty or no contest to charges of crimes they did not commit to avoid the extreme stress (and potential conviction by the ignorant) of a trial. And, unfortunately, some are coerced into confessions by the police. This is a big reason that I, personally, am anti-death penalty.

Regarding my statement about ignorant juries - I have seen cases where there was incontrovertible evidence that the accused was elsewhere when the crime was committed, and yet they managed to convict. Prosecutors love to use eyewitness testimony (emotion can sway a jury), even though eyewitness testimony is extremely unreliable and should be discounted by the jury.

Anyway, my $.02. Take it for what it's worth.
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Old 05-10-2011, 11:36 AM
 
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I'd agree that it's a big problem. The DEA will see grow lights and assume that they are for growing marijuana, but the reality is that many people use them to grow food. So, the assumption was made that an illegal operation was in operation, and the authorities ruined a man's reputation with zero evidence of wrongdoing. I'm sure this happens all over.

About ten years ago, I read a sobering statistic; approximately 25% of all people incarcerated in the US are innocent. I don't know what the current statistics are. Why would so many innocent people be in prison? Several reasons come to mind - many are poor, and there's a very distinct correlation between how much money you have, and the outcome of your trial. Some plead guilty or no contest to charges of crimes they did not commit to avoid the extreme stress (and potential conviction by the ignorant) of a trial. And, unfortunately, some are coerced into confessions by the police. This is a big reason that I, personally, am anti-death penalty.

Regarding my statement about ignorant juries - I have seen cases where there was incontrovertible evidence that the accused was elsewhere when the crime was committed, and yet they managed to convict. Prosecutors love to use eyewitness testimony (emotion can sway a jury), even though eyewitness testimony is extremely unreliable and should be discounted by the jury.

Anyway, my $.02. Take it for what it's worth.
exactly. wherever you are--i would love it if people like you moved to the ATL. it is really something here--water, water, all around and not a drop to drink.

we take it to the judge--with a passion--courts have Olympic style backlogs---then more angst--and the 'people' express opinions freely--very difficult to progress here. my hometown--if i try really 'hard' i can manage to survive. i won't tell my story--but it is a doozy--furious, yes i am sizzling. the whole 'gang'---health profession, law enforcement, legal system--every aspect of the government--and me, right in the middle--a teacher,--'socialist of the highest order' according to our Guru of politics and economics. I want something better---every little bit helps--so i do a bit here and there--who knows what it will take.

---Jennifer Nettles--i scraped around and found Sugarland---if i lived in the NE metro area i am certain i would have known about her long before now. stuck in the middle--that's a good tune--who sang it i have no idea---i will never be stuck in any quagmire again. just like someone else --who lived through a war. whatever you have to do----'As God is My Witness'. shhhh--we don't mention that name. so horrible, terrible --that is how she had to be. that is how i have to be. 'Freedom in never free'--I have to say that over and over again--to be as clear as possible --to be regarded favorably in the ATL. it takes courage--it really does.

lol--i plan to do my thing--write a story and tell it--try to stop me, just try to stop me--everyone seems to want to. a teacher of English---cannot live in Atlanta, GA--think again. lol--think again.
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Old 05-10-2011, 01:37 PM
 
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So what does the guy want when he says he wants his name cleared? Does he want the DA's office to take out an ad on a billboard saying he's innocent? A newspaper buy? What? He's not being charged. I would think that says it all.
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Old 05-10-2011, 05:46 PM
 
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So what does the guy want when he says he wants his name cleared? Does he want the DA's office to take out an ad on a billboard saying he's innocent? A newspaper buy? What? He's not being charged. I would think that says it all.
'az you like it'

Blow, blow, thou winter wind,
Thou art not so unkind
As man's ingratitude;
Thy tooth is not so keen
Because thou art not seen,
Although thy breath be rude.


the news spread throughout the community--this could/will affect his reputation, ability to stay gainfully employed. Respect. Your name is your virtue. Further questions.

i can be patient with young minds--some have no way to develop properly. clearly that has happened to many in this forum.
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Old 05-10-2011, 06:53 PM
 
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I've always believed justice and law are two very different things.
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Old 05-10-2011, 07:13 PM
 
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MARTA is currently under investigation. fwiw. i won't bother to analyze this.

The best defense is a good offense, many utilize this approach when they should have done something a lot sooner and did not. 'that's not my job'--actually most of the people in Atlanta go with that in every profession, walk of life. things reach a boiling point frequently. budget cuts--RIF--we do that with pride. 1732--the Crown--not much progress. UK or US--at times i don't know if there is any difference or if there is any way to live that is fair--certainly not the ways of the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Asia or Africa or South America. possibly somewhere in Polynesia--completely remote?

Cops: Dragged MARTA rider often caused conflict *| ajc.com
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