by Brian A. Wilkins
4/27/2011 (links updated November 6, 2018)
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.” AMERICANS’ SIXTH AMENDMENT RIGHT TO A PUBLIC, SPEEDY TRIAL BY JURY IS MOOT AS A RESULT. THE UNITED STATES HAS ONLY 5 PERCENT OF THE WORLD’S POPULATION. BUT THE USA HAS 25 PERCENT OF THE WORLD’S ENTIRE PRISON POPULATION.
The axioms are well-known. “You do the crime, you do the time.” “He’s served his time, now he can move on with life.” The first one is true for average Americans. The second … Read Entire Article