posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 10:30 PM
I often have wondered why I hear about a crime and then hear about 15 felonies being charged for the SAME crime. It doesn't make sense and is probably
the reason along with the misguided "war on drugs" we have such an over bloated and non sustainable prison system here in the US.
For a free country to have a larger prison population that most of the rest of the world should tell you something about how justice is doled out here
in America. When a "cyber" criminal who stole files from a computer is looking at more hard time than a rapist or murderer, you don't really have to
stretch your imagination to realize something is wrong.
The case of computer whiz Aaron Swartz -- who committed suicide after federal prosecutors charged him with 13 felony fraud counts -- has become, for
some, emblematic of how overzealous prosecutors are going too far in pursuit of a win.
Committed suicide no doubt because in his view and many others he really didn't do anything horribly wrong. Maybe a fine, probation or 30 days in jail
but facing 13 felony counts? Jesus Christ, the prosecutor should be charged with manslaughter in my opinion.
Swartz could have been punished with up to 35 years in prison and $1 million in fines -- a greater penalty than some murderers face. And it was all
for downloading millions of academic documents that were available at the M.I.T. Library for a small fee.
There you go ATS, that was his big crime, the one the US government was going to and in fact did ruin his life for. Now, knowing this, please explain
to me why Eric Holder is not in jail for the rest of his life, explain to me why he is giving speeches about GUN CONTROL! I'm slightly
In fact, in 2010, the last year for which the data is available, only slightly more than 3 percent of criminal cases in U.S. District Courts went to
trial -- a precipitous drop from earlier years which appears to back up Reynolds' concerns.
The same article shows how you get recourse on these bastards. You turn that 3 percent into 95 percent and choke the system until the courts and
prosecutors are so backed up and so stressed out that they start doing the SANE thing and start making JUST charges and accepting JUST deals. 3
percent is not enough, they are bored, have too much time on their hands. Start making them work and rein back in the tyranny we are seeing in
pathetic lawyers willing to ruin lives to further their tiny egos and sickening little ambitions on being bigger dbags for a corrupt establishment
than they currently are.
on 15-2-2013 by Helious because: (no reason given)