“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?
Maybe it’s time for a moratorium on Ivy-League grads sitting on our highest courts. Perhaps somebody from Texas A&M law school would see these things differently.
I suspect the fundamental problem is the people themselves. They’re wholly ignorant of anything except those things that stimulate or retard their pleasure centers.