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The suit further stated that the district attorney’s office “prosecuted bogus forfeiture actions; prosecuted, and/or threatened to prosecute victims of the interdiction program on bogus criminal charges; intimidated the victims; coerced, and tried to coerce the victims into waiving their rights to their money and/or property; gave the appearance that the interdiction program was legitimate; and shared in the proceeds.”
Originally posted by evc1shop
Not saying that there isn't a lot of corruption going on but I just have to ask why there seems to be so much cash going through there. I would have thought people, like Mr Morrow on his way to get some dental work done, would get a cashier's check from their bank if they were withdrawing that much. Cash, when lost or stolen is not replaceable while most money instruments can at least have a stop and re-issue put on them for a small fee as long as you have the receipt for it and fill out the proper forms. Even the USPS sells them fairly cheaply.
USPS Money Orders
I am always amazed by the number of folks who have lost thousands while "travelling". A little more money smarts could save a lot of headache, unless of course, these people were lying to the police.
Originally posted by kkrattiger
reply to post by rabidjackrussell
RabidJack, Yes, I looked at your linked article. In my opinion it is not an article of researched and referenced journalism but an inflammatory blog post lacking facts & examples. Please dont assume this to mean I've no problem with America's prison system. But I'd like to share that as a moderate liberal, or libertarian (please dont make party i.d. an issue in this thread), and one who supports vast overhaul of certain laws, I know several lawyers (upstanding, compassionate HIPPIE-type lawyers!), I know 2 or 3 judges who are moral & empathetic examples of whom should be given that position (because someone must do the job). (One judge is a family friend who leads a Methodist sunday school class known for stirring the pot. I grew up in that church & while not attending now, find it to be less dogmatic & more openminded with a focus on serving others. That's part of Methodist doctrine). I'm not part of the upper crust w/connections, but rather, born & raised in a small town, and moved to a city and have had to go to court. Ii've personally witnessed several times the reasonable, logical, & supportable decisions & actions taken by roughly 15 legal professionals & judges, in southern NM & eastern NM.
To generalize lawyers and judges as you have by letting such a blog post form the jist of your post, is disengenuous at most & lazy at best.
I think we may be in agreement, however, that bad cops are the beginning of terrible corruption. IF there are corrupt D.A.s (and of course, there are) & judges (& there are), cops are really the only line of defense for poor people, who cant afford a free-acting lawyer. So I agree that corrupt cops are a blight on the system worthy of note, here.