Was Alinsky a lawyer?
The plea bargain is where they get you.
There is no real choice, plead guilty and stay out of jail, or fight, and face 25 years hard time as punishment for not going along.
The concept of justice has been cast aside in the insane rush to establish unquestioned federal government supremacy over all aspects of our lives.
Libertarians warned that so-called "asset forfeiture" laws deprived defendants of life, liberty and property without due process, and also warned they would not be limited to drug dealers once they'd been demonstrated as effective prosecutorial tools.
They nevertheless had support from both sides of the aisle.
Rule of thumb: Any law that has "broad based bipartisan support" is a BAD IDEA.
Conrad Black was hated by academic feminists more than any other group. He began advocating for conservative fathers’/family rights long ago, when living in Canada. He once owned the National Post in Alberta. He later moved to the UK and published from there. Feminists and homosexual activists of the divorce/cohabitation lobbies (including bar associations) dogged him in three countries.
The federalization of crime is truly one of the most despicable trends of the last 50 years. I hope all involved get their due when they meet their Maker.
The Constitution and Bill of Rights just get in the way of a perfectly regulated society.