Wednesday, May 1, 2013

“Thought’s on the criminal (In) Justice System by Reverend Matt Hale”

“Thought’s on the criminal (In) Justice System by Reverend Matt Hale” “The premise of the so called criminal justice system, in theory, is that it is better for ten guilty men to go free than for an innocent man to be convicted. This is a laudable concept. The reality, however, is that that theory, that premise, is nowhere practiced in the so called criminal justice system today. The situation is much more nearly that opposite: better to convict ten innocent men than to let a guilty one get away. You can forget about what you see on television about how criminal after criminal is “let off” due to a “technicality” because that is propaganda mode for TV ratings. I should know because of what I have seen and lived. We have all been taught that an accused person is presumed innocent but in reality, he is presumed guilty. We have all been taught that the prosecution has a high burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt but in reality, that burden is routinely lowered by juries who figure that if the fellow weren’t guilty whose fate they have been called upon to decide, they wouldn’t be there! Even though the Untied States Supreme Court said long ago that a prosecutor’s duty is not to convict but rather to see that justice is done, almost all prosecutors ignore this entirely. They simply could not care less that the person they are prosecuting could be innocent. In fact, they consider it a badge of distinction if they can succeed in convicting the innocent man because if they can accomplish that, they can no doubt accomplish the conviction of the ten guilty men too. “Justice”, for them, is the conviction of anymore they prosecute, whether guilty or not. After all how will they advance in their careers if they don’t secure convictions? Hence even when prosecutors know full well that the accused is innocent before, during, or after trial, learning this through various means, they continue the prosecutions regardless, opposing any and all motions for freedom put forth by the accused. And hence even when the accused wins his freedom, usually years into his wrongful imprisonment, prosecutor never apologize to the man no matter what, no matter how glaring the wrong that has been done to him. The attitude of the prosecutors is instead “no harm (to us), no foul”. These are my observations based not only upon my personal experiences but also upon my having read hundreds if not thousands of cases and articles dealing with the predicaments of the other men. It is important for you to understand that the so called criminal justice system is not about and kind of pursuit of truth as it should be but rather whether a prosecutor thinks that he can convict you regardless of what ever the truth might be. Such a criminal (injustice) system is obviously in great need of a replacement, at least for those who care more about truth than filling prisons. - Reverend Matt Hale” ---

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