Sunday, August 23, 2015

Bad cops, bad puns, bad contracts, bad Democrats and other happy stories to cheer up your day

Here are several items which merit readers' attention even if I don't have time to blog on the topics:


Anonymous said...

Grits, your from Tyler right? Did you see the recent article on judge Rogers?

Gritsforbreakfast said...

That came out while I was on vacation. There's only so much stupid a man can focus on, even I need a break sometimes.

Anonymous said...

in reference to the wrong convictions story:

I was a cop for three years, and I didn't know just how corrupt the justice system was until seeing it for myself. There is no presumption of innocence, if you are charged, you are presumed guilty. It becomes your responsibility to prove your innocence, not the State's to prove your guilt. It's completely opposite of how it should be. Prosecuting attorneys are not interested in actual guilt/innocence, they are only interested in closing cases and conviction rates. They are far more corrupt than defense attorneys.

God help you if you don't have a several thousand dollars on hand to pay your bond and attorney fees. Public defenders are over-worked and are more than happy to participate in the plea mill atrocity. Anyone who doesn't believe this system bullies innocent people into guilty pleas is naive. If you fight and prove your innocence, you are left in massive debt, and still have a social stigma attached to you.

A study done on students at the Florida Institute of Technology demonstrated that 56% of innocent people admitted guilt out of fear of the repercussions. None of this is conjecture, it's 100% fact with statistics to back it up.

Anonymous said...

"Hartfield's retrial began in early August, 35 years after the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals overturned Hartfield's capital murder conviction."

What does this tell you about prison oversight when a person can be imprisoned for 35 years without a conviction? Somebody at the State level should have been responsible for his release especially since he is mentally deficient.

The only reason that he is being tried today is because he wasn't freed 35 years ago. Otherwise, it's a cold-case, unsolved.

Who is accountable for this colossal idiocy?

Anonymous said...

Bad cops, Scott. Your crowd fans the flames non stop and puts a target on their back.