by Brian A. Wilkins
ORIGINAL LINK: http://blog.operation-nation.com/2011/04/27/the-felony-class-us-justice-system-creates.aspx
IN 2006, 94 PERCENT OF FELONY CONVICTIONS WERE THE RESULT OF “PLEA BARGAINS,” EFFECTIVELY RENDERING AMERICANS’ SIXTH AMENDMENT RIGHT TO A PUBLIC, SPEEDY TRIAL BY JURY COMPLETELY MOOT. THE UNITED STATES HAS ONLY 5 PERCENT OF THE WORLD’S POPULATION, BUT HAS 25 PERCENT OF THE WORLD’S ENTIRE PRISON POPULATION.
The proverbs are well-known: “You do the crime, you do the time” and “he’s served his time, now he can move on with life.” While the first is true for average Americans (while the rich, police, prosecutors, judges, and most other government officials … Read Entire Article