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To: Slings and Arrows

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.


3 posted on 01/04/2013 10:42:18 AM PST by ansel12
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To: ansel12

“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]

And this:

“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?
LOL! (sarc/off)


8 posted on 01/04/2013 11:17:48 AM PST by CondorFlight (I)
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To: ansel12
There is no real choice,

Sure there is....

Challenge juristiction.

17 posted on 01/04/2013 12:32:11 PM PST by MamaTexan (To follow Original Constitutional Intent, one MUST acknowledge the Right of secession)
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To: ansel12

This, plea bargaining and Administrative Law should all be thrown out as unConstitutional. American law isn’t about practicality, but justice.


19 posted on 01/04/2013 12:53:43 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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