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  •  Prosecutors hate juries. What they want is (0+ / 0-)

    pleas. Having to try a case in public exposes all their dirty linen and slothful behavior. And they are time-consuming. Our judicial system has become a segregated system with not nearly enough public inspection. Dismissing cases is both cowardly and oppressive. It gives law enforcement reason to complain about being disrespected and crack down even harder.
    Also, a not guilty verdict provides a predicate for charging false arrest. Ignorance of the law is not an excuse, especially not when the agents of law enforcement try to use it. And they do because much police training is aimed towards getting compliant personnel who follow orders (the culture of obedience) instead of individuals who are well trained in the law. When they are questioned, they've been taught to respond with a variant of "tell it to the judge." Which, of course, means the citizen is already inconvenienced.
    I still say the issue of the 21st Century is whether the people will govern or be governed. Will consent be a one- time thing, as it used to be in traditional marriage for life, or will it be subject to constant validation and renewal? Our slothful Cons would like it to be the former.

    We organize governments to provide benefits and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 01:32:43 AM PST

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