October 21, 2006

Oct. 21, 2006: This is not justice

Border Patrol Agents Sentenced to Long Prison Terms, October 20, 2006, CorruptionChronicles, via newsbeat1

www.corruptionchronicles.com/2006/10
/border_patrol_agents_sentenced.html

Two U.S. Border Patrol Agents were sentenced to 11 and 12 year prison terms yesterday for attempting to stop an illegal immigrant smuggling 743 pounds of Marijuana in a van near the Rio Grande. They agents were sentenced despite a request by their attorney for a new trial after three jurors signed sworn affidavits saying that they were coerced into entering a guilty vote.

[....] And the jury that convicted the officers? Three of them signed affidavits stating, “That they were told by the jury foreman that the judge would not accept a hung jury.” In what kind of justice system are officers of the law convicted for pursuing criminals by a jury that is not convinced they are guilty? [....]


Note: “That they were told by the jury foreman that the judge would not accept a hung jury.”

That is the most ridiculous miscarriage of "justice" I have read ... well, along with this: scroll down today for UK: Farce as convicted criminals sleep off hangovers in 'weekend' jail, James Slack, Daily Mail, updated Oct. 21, 06

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