posted on Jul, 23 2007 @ 10:34 AM
Thoughful people may as well accept that there are those who cannot see past their emotions, and never will. They will NOT answer intelligently about
what they would do, because all they know is that someone was ACCUSED of a terrible crime, so they assume that: 1. The man held for 3 years IS the
guilty party even though no evidence has been presented. 2, The man deserves no fair trial, even though guaranteed by the Constitution. 3. ANY trial
will do, even if it is not understood very well by the accused. 4. All persons charged by a cop or prosecutor are guilty and a trial is just a
Of COURSE this is all drivel and foolishness and highly illegal, but that does NOT matter to them. They want a pound of flesh and do not care who
fry's for the crime as long as the bloodlust is satiated. They want someone to pay and do not care if a fair trial is held or not. They will assume
everything posssble to deny the accused his rights; they assume he can understand English well enough to assist in a major criminal trial; they assume
that anyone who knows a little of any language is able to fully comprehend the intricacies of the language well enough to assist attorneys at trial;
they assume that the Constitution is malleable and can be twisted and bent to fit the charges and emotions of a case.
You are NEVER going to get the people who scream for blood,NOW, to see the obvious. They would destroy the system to get one man into a prison.
Remember the words of Lord Blackstone : " Better 10 guilty escape punishment than one innocent be convicted wrongly". But the' wise sages' here
say " Better to convict them ALL than allow one guilty person to escape". That is the opposite to the standard for our justice system, and we do NOT
need it thrown into the trash heap of history because some emotionally challenged people cannot see the OBVIOUS harms that are done ewhen ANYONE is
cheated out of a just trial.
Three years in a cell, three years branded a child rapist, three years waiting for a fair trial...and what happens? The Prosecutors could not move
enough paperwork in three years to get this man to trial. It is a shame and a travesty that anyone should sit in jail for 3 years while the
Prosecutors fiddle and wait and stall. Here is what happened, in all liklihood:
The Prosecutors had a THIN case. They did NOT want it brought to trial at all, due to the fact that the alleged victim would have to take the stand
and testify, always a traumatic thing; the accuser would be allowed to be cross examined by the defense attorneys and that is a difficult event for
sure, it puts a great strain on the witnesses and is avoided by plea bargains whenever possible if the State can get it's desired punishment close
enough in the bargain. The ' DNA ' evidence that they supposedly had might show that someone else was involved; we will never know.
Remember, the bloodlust crowd never answered my challenge to state what THEY would feel like if faced with a similar set of circumstances; they will
not because the answer is so apparent: they would want ALL the rights observed, they would want ALL of the chances to get a fair trial. But when it
is some OTHER guy, then they are OK with just tossing the rules out and hanging the poor sucker. No trial, or a sham trial, and they would be OK with
that as they are SO SURE that the accused is guilty.
Where do these geniuses get their insights from? I want to know. Where do these people get the notion that anyone can be proclaimed guilty before a
trial and conviction? They will not answer that either. Of course.
All they say is :" He knows English well enough, I know it!!" But a Court said he did not, and they had all the facts at hand. Three years in a
cell and all while he was supposed to be ' innocent until proven guilty ', and still after all this time the Prosecutors, who brought the charges,
who claimed to have probable cause, now have no case because they could not accomodate the accused in over THREE YEARS of trying.
They did NOT try very hard, or they would have found a translator. They probably did not WANT a translator as the trial may have shown a dearth of
real evidence and just a lot of hot air and circumstantial things that would not add up to a conviction. Not ONE person replied about my request about
the Duke ' rape ' prosecutor, who was disbarred last month for doing the exact same type things in a case here in NC.
He had DNA evidence too ( turned out to exonerate the accused ) but left that part out!! He stated that the accused were realy bad people and called
them names in the media, prejudiced the public against them, but in the end it was all A LIE !! He was just trying the case in the papers and not the
court. When it got to court, it got thrown out and the kids were let go and charges dropped . The State Attorney General apologized to the accused
and the Prosecutor was disbarred and fired by the Governor.
But the bloodluster's here think that Prosecutors are actually honest and driven only by justice, and that is just stupid to believe in this day
and age. Prosecutors generally are looking to make a name for themselves as ' tough on crime ' so they can move up into politics ,etc. It does not
matter if a person is really guilty or not, only if a case can be proven. Convictions are the name of the game, not justice. Wake up!! This is NOT
your Daddy's America, this is the Bush version and innocence and truth mean nothing when a highly charged and emotionally intense event gets the
media atention; they want headlines and voters who think they are protecting them from some evil scourge. Show trials are such a way of showing
strength to the voters.
But in this case, three years later and now they Prosecutors want a trial with the accused not able to assist his own defense or understand the
myriad of technicalities and terms used in the system well enough to do any good. If the people screaming for this man to be denied due process were
THEMSELVES arrested and charged, and sat three years in a jail in a foreign land, and were told ' no layers that soeak English" and " Sorry, but
translators were just too hard to find ", they would be screaming from the rooftops that their Rights were being ignored.
Why cannot they see the obvious? What blinds them to fact and reason? What is good for the goose is good for the gander, right? What hippocracy!!
Fair trial or NO trial.