posted on Jul, 8 2018 @ 01:01 PM
a reply to: carewemust
As we have learned from previous threads, the average number of "sealed indictments" in the U.S. at any given point in time, is around
This number appears to be based on the 2009 FJC report
, an analysis of 2006
data. They found 1,077 sealed cases. Of those, they found 284 sealed for sealed indictments. They also found 15,177 sealed magistrate cases from
From what I gather, this list of 25k, 35k, 40k — whatever outlandish figure is being cited now — is a pull of PACER records which includes
magistrate case records. So right off the bat, this alleged "average number" appears to be bogus af.
Not only that but there's no way of telling from PACER whether or not records marked "sealed" are in fact indictments. In fact, most of them are NOT,
as is evidenced from the FJC report. All sorts of actions, motions, documents, etc are filed under seal.
Also, understand what sort of infrastructure would be required to get indictments on 40,000+ people. On its face, a 4000% increase in indictments is
*extremely* far-fetched. Not only would there need to be a proportional increase in investigators, prosecutors, judges, grand juries, etc to
accommodate a 4000% increase — all these people would need to be miraculously tight-lipped about everything for it not to leak out. That's also