[conspire] [Off-topic] Always a bridesmaid...

Darlene Wallach freepalestin at dslextreme.com
Thu Aug 2 23:32:16 PDT 2007

Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Darlene Wallach (freepalestin at dslextreme.com):
>>I would surely want you on the jury esp. if I was on
> Flattery's always welcome, but, honestly, whether a juror's considered
> good or not most often seems to depend on whose ox is getting gored.
> I'd be an attentive juror, at least -- but maybe a rather harsh one.

I like the fact that you think critically and would
not follow a bad law just because the judge told you
to follow it.

>>Thank you for so elequently explaining the wonderfully
>>corrupt "justice" system. It is small wonder there over
>>2 million people in prisons in this country more than
>>any other industrialized nation!
> Don't know if it can be called corrupt merely on the basis of the
> inherent problems of juries (other considerations aside).  India
> eliminiated juries from its system in the 1950s, after one infamously
> defective jury verdict; it's not clear that their system was itself
> at fault -- it might well have been just human perversity on the jurors'
> part.  Equally, I'm not sure their system is better for the change,
> since then.
> I'd actually see juries as one of the least corruption-prone parts of 
> our legal system, and something outsiders often envy.

I meant the entire legal system is broken and corrupt -
judges, the District Attorneys, the public defenders
defense attorneys, etc..

> As to the cause of ~2 million imprisonments:  My mother served on the
> Contra Costa County grand jury, for some weeks, a year or so ago.  
> She could not discuss with me the cases brought before them for
> indictments, but said that _well over half_ involved the War on Some Drugs.

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