Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

To: marktwain

A lot is known about Fast & Furious, so a large organization should conduct a mock *grand jury* inquiry, based on the available information, and listing known participants as “unindicted co-conspirators”, with the presentation of evidence that they *should* be indicted.

Video it as a documentary, and put it out as an “instructional DVD.”

The grand jury is a very interesting thing in common law and history, and though today grand juries are seen as a function of government, this was not always the case:

“Any citizen could bring a matter before a grand jury directly, from a public work that needed repair, to the delinquent conduct of a public official, to a complaint of a crime, and grand juries could conduct their own investigations.

“In that era most criminal prosecutions were conducted by private parties, either a law enforcement officer, a lawyer hired by a crime victim or his family, or even by laymen.

“A layman could bring a bill of indictment to the grand jury; if the grand jury found there was sufficient evidence for a trial, that the act was a crime under law, and that the court had jurisdiction, it would return the indictment to the complainant.

“The grand jury would then *appoint* the complaining party to exercise the authority of an attorney general, that is, one having a general power of attorney to represent the state in the case.”

Now here’s the zinger.

Though today grand juries are conducted differently, much US law is based on this older type of grand jury, so if someone were to conduct a grand jury in this traditional manner, it would have a bizarre resonance throughout the US judicial system.

Federal judges would note that, at least historically, a grand jury of this sort would be enough to indict many of the federal agents and officers involved with Fast & Furious.

Federal judges take this sort of thing very seriously, and it could create some serious judicial animosity to these federals who are hiding behind their badges right now.

6 posted on 11/14/2012 10:11:47 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

A traditional grand jury action makes more sense than the secession tantrum going on now.

9 posted on 11/15/2012 11:26:05 AM PST by MurrietaMadman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies ]

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson