Tuesday, May 23, 2006

No Bill Of Rights For The Poor

The excuse for this is? Some of these people have been in jail longer than their actual sentence would be. They should be let out just to compensate them for the fear of being locked in a jail while the water rose, no way to get out, that should count for something! What has happened to this country, that we think leaving people trapped like rats and then forgetting about them makes us such a champion of human rights? Where do we get off telling other countries how to treat their people? As the old saying goes "take the log out of your own eye before trying to remove the splinter from someone else's." Bill of Rights, anyone?
Judge Steps In for Poor Inmates Without Justice Since Hurricane Katrina - New York Times: "Nine months after the storm, more than a thousand jailed defendants have had no access to lawyers, the judge says, because the public defender system is desperately short of money and staffing, without a computer system or files or even a list of clients.

And so Judge Hunter, 46, a former New Orleans police officer, is moving to let some of the defendants without lawyers out of jail. He has suspended prosecutions in most cases involving public defenders. And, alone among a dozen criminal court judges, he has granted a petition to free a prisoner facing serious charges without counsel, and is considering others.

It is, he said in an interview, his duty under the Constitution. 'Something needs to be done, it's that simple,' he said. 'I'm the lightning rod, yes.'"
They are going to fry you. In this country, you are guilty until proven innocent. Unless, you are rich.

How is Phil Spector(great photo) anyway? The Vice President shot a man in the face, by "accident" and didn't get interviewed until the next morning. Justice in this country is directly tied to money. If you don't have any money, there is no justice.

Heck, now you don't even get a trial.

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