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 plea bargain is where they get you.”
And thanks to a SCOTUS decision this year (Rehberg v. Paulk, 9-0) both prosecutors and police officers are immune from civil suit even if they knowingly lie on the witness stand.
And then there’s this:
“We do not see how the existence of a false police report, sitting in a drawer in a police station, by itself deprives a person of a right secured by the Constitution and laws.” (Pottawattamie vs. McGhee)
[that’s because it hasn’t been used at a trial yet; but it can
be used to force a plea bargain]
“A prosecutor ... may receive absolute immunity from suit for acts violating the Constitution in order to advance important societal values.” -Elena Kagan, Solicitor General, 2009
You thought you had constitutional rights and protections?
Sure there is....
This, plea bargaining and Administrative Law should all be thrown out as unConstitutional. American law isn’t about practicality, but justice.