Saturday, February 26, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
This is the story of Grandma, and her descent into the mystic prodded along by the DEA and Federal Prosecutors in the Northern District of Florida. Perhaps unwittingly and as they say - just because you're paranoid doesn't mean you can't be followed.
Prosecutorial over Reach combined with Conspiracy laws grease the skids of our justice system and make many a government worker. from prosecutors to prison guards smile with the thought of life time job security.
This twilight was long in coming, but just before the year of our lord 2007 it commences and I sit beside Bijou. She is my mother and this is a filial duty that must be fulfilled, albeit in an ever more neglectful way. Her breath come in wisps and starts, and her eyes mist like a cloud of smoke. She has lost her past and enters an altzheimers unit in the beautiful protective assisted living Inn.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Prosecutor Misconduct, Tipping The Scales Of Justice
by F.A. Stephens (Author of Winning Habeas Corpus and Post Conviction Relief)
The constitution, Congress and courts have set elaborate rules to ensure jurors get the facts and aren’t swayed by emotion or fear. Rules are particularly exacting for prosecutors, as they act with governmental authority and their mistakes can put people in prison. One of those rules, established by the Supreme Court 40 years ago, is Brady v. Maryland, 397 U.S. 753 (1970). In Brady, the United States Supreme Court held that prosecutors must tell defendants about evidence that could help prove their innocence. Withholding evidence, the Court held violates due process, that is, the right to a fair trial. Many cases overturned are premised on this type of prosecutorial misconduct.