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Old 03-21-2013, 06:56 AM
 
Location: San Diego California
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Mike Lofgren: America’s Three-Tiered Justice System « Public Intelligence Blog

This article states some of the problems facing what is the oxymoronic system we call justice.
It is a far cry from what our forefathers envisioned for a free and sovereign people.
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:58 AM
 
Location: North America
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Mike Lofgren: America’s Three-Tiered Justice System « Public Intelligence Blog

This article states some of the problems facing what is the oxymoronic system we call justice.
It is a far cry from what our forefathers envisioned for a free and sovereign people.

We have the best justice system money can buy.

Case in point: OJ Simpson.
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Not a good example because OJ was framed by a prosecutor more interested in his own fame and glory than actually finding out who killed those people.

I do agree that we do not practice equal justice for all. The poor have no justice. The middle class cannot afford real justice. The exceptional wealthy and politically connected are above the restraint of the law.
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:06 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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It is no longer about justice. It is all about control.
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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We have the best justice system money can buy.

Case in point: OJ Simpson.
Alas... that case needs to blamed on the LAPD, and not Simpson "buying" his way out. They got caught trying to frame a guilty man.
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:13 AM
 
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Alas... that case needs to blamed on the LAPD, and not Simpson "buying" his way out. They got caught trying to frame a guilty man.

OJ could afford a top-of-the-line defense team. If he had no money, and had to rely on an over burdened public defender, he would be on death row right now.
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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OJ could afford a top-of-the-line defense team. If he had not money, and had to rely on an over burdened public defender, he would be on death row right now.
You must not know many public defenders. A vast number of them are remarkably gifted advocates.
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:47 AM
 
Location: A great city, by a Great Lake!
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OJ could afford a top-of-the-line defense team. If he had no money, and had to rely on an over burdened public defender, he would be on death row right now.

And this is a huge flaw, IMO. But, that is the way of the world. Money talks, and...well... you know the rest.
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:49 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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We have the best justice system money can buy.

Case in point: OJ Simpson.
I've believed for some time our system would be better titled 'justas', as in 'justas' big as your bankroll is.
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:26 AM
 
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You must not know many public defenders. A vast number of them are remarkably gifted advocates.
I know lots of public defenders. The problem isn't how gifted they are; the problem is caseload. Far, far too many cases. Not nearly enough funding.
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