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  •  Thanks AG, been there too. (1+ / 0-)
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    raspberryberet

    Was rail-roaded by a zealot prosecutor. Long story, short it cost 25% of our annual income to maintain my innocence. Worst part was sitting in a jail cell, worrying that my sweety would catch the house afire (again) before the Rx drug effect wore off.

    If you've ever been persecuted-while-innocent, you start viewing the circus in a different light.

    21st Century America: The distracted, superficial perception of a virtual reality. Gettov Milawn

    by geez53 on Wed Mar 05, 2014 at 04:55:48 PM PST

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    •  Not to belittle or discard your (0+ / 0-)

      bad experience, And I am so sorry to hear that. But should no one be expected to testify? And she's prob got enough to handle the bills.

      •  Better no one testify... (0+ / 0-)

        Than any one of us have to sacrifice our right - under the Constitution - against self-incrimination.  Without this protection, sure it would definitely be easier for prosecutors to get convictions.  But the how & why of those convictions would forever be under a cloud of suspicion.  

        And, while there is clearly a double standard when it comes to our justice system (The more money you have the more & better justice you can afford.), no one should be expected to forfeit their rights because they have either too much or too little.

        •  I didn't mean in general (0+ / 0-)

          as in repeal the fifth- dear Lord no. But in his particular case she could herself, the government, the congress, and the WH a lot of good by being forthright.

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