The worst part of it is the DA will get a slap on the wrist and told 'not to do it again,"
The DA HAD the evidence that would have set him free, but wouldnt release it to the defense.
to me thats big time FUBAR
Or, in the case of my sons' prosecution, the DA was caught, and outted by the judge, whom I believe knew all along what was going on. However, it must
have reached a stage where it was threatening to go public. They gave the DA the choice, apparently, to resign quietly, and move on, or face firing
and prosecution. Obviously, he resigned. The judge, I feel, did this to cover his own guilt. Afterall, if he was responsible for the removal of this
corrupt DA, how can anyone consider he was a part of it?
The gulty DA certainly cannot come forward and point the finger at the judge as being a knowing, willing participant, as this would be a self
incriminating act in itself.
The sad part is, only a certain few of the cases this DA mishandled were chosen to be re-heard. My sons' was not one of them. They are still cherry
picking what they do, and do not want to deal with.
All the while, this has been kept out of the media, and, unless you are in the 'know', you cannot prove it. I even contacted an investigative
reporter, who, after investigating, was still unable to uncover anything more than "the DA simply resigned". However, even the families of the
prisoners that were wrongly convicted, who's cases are, or have been reheard, know. But, they won't even talk, lest it somehow interferes with their
loved ones' chances of freedom.
The last time my son stood in front of this judge, it was made clear, in both words spoken and words unspoken, that he knew my son was wrongly
convicted. He did grant an appeal, and knowing how deep the corruption runs in that city, even granted him an attorney from outside that district.
That spoke volumes in itself.
However, the fact that exculpatory evidence was not only withheld, but destroyed, has yet to be dealt with. The evidence was spoken of in court,
written about in documents, numbered in the evidence list, yet, somehow magically vanished.
This lost evidence, along with many other issues, are a part of the appeal. He is nearly guaranteed a win, and the judge knows it. This is part of the
unspoken words I mentioned.
After 5 plus years now, do you take your freedom and run, or, stay back and continue to try to garner attention to a corruption so deep, yet no one is
willing, nor capable, of doing anything about, and risking losing your freedom, because you won't 'behave'?
I can promise you which route my son is taking. He just wants to come home.
They have far more power than you can realize, or imagine. They can take your freedom from you, and make your life a living hell. You either shut up
and do what you can to save yourself, or, make noise and risk getting burried under the prison. Make your choice.
He tried making noise. No one cared. The more noise he made, the worse life became or him. He shut up, and magically, things became a lot better.
There are people that care, obviously, but the ones that run the machine are so deeply involved, and the corruption is so deep, that you simply cannot
do anything about it without a lot of money. And, as someone else said, if they want you in prison, you WILL go to prison, no matter what. You, me,
all of us are helpless to do anything about the corruption. I wish it wasn't this way, but this is reality. You only have the option of trying to beat
them at their own game.
edit on 9-4-2014 by Libertygal because: (no reason given)