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Ignorance of the law is not a defense?

A:  A sore spot for me.... your question... I love it. I don''t want to blame the people who made the laws, but I am. Why not have a class in kindergarten on laws, is that young enough... Attorneys and Judges went to law school. Maybe, they should pay the school systems to teach a class on law. Because, most of the people can''t afford to go to law school, much less pass the bar exam. At this time there are 2.1 million people in our prisons in the USA. Not all of these people are killers/sex offenders.....bad checks, pot, DUI''s, and of coarse meth. And I know this from first hand experience, spent 20 months incarcerated for Forgery. I did my time and the crime. But, I...

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Sentencing Standards No Longer Mandatory

A:  Interesting stuff-thanks panzade wrote:Interesting stuff-thanks Welcome-it jumped out at me, so I definitely agree about it being interesting! Gotta love that Breyer (makes great ice cream, too :wink: ). I gotta know more about Breyer...where he came from... panzade wrote:I gotta know more about Breyer...where he came from... Here''s a good start: Biography of Supreme Court justice Steven G. Breyer Thanks, I was impressed with this speech...lengthy cut and paste, but interesting. The Supreme Court And The New International law Stephen Breyer Associate justice Supreme Court of the United States The American Society of International law 97th Annual Meeting Omni Shoreham Hotel Washington,...

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Study finds victim''s race can skew death sentences in No.Carolina

A:  I thought this was widely known to be true across all states that implement the death penalty. I have always thought that it would be interesting to try capital cases with two juries, one in the court as usual and the other sequestered, but able to see any photographic or physical evidence on a large screen accompanied by sub-titles of the testimony and any other statements made in the courtroom. There would be a slight delay between the open court jury and what was seen in the sequestered jury room in order to remove from the testimony any mention of any person''s race or ethnicity. The sequestered jury would not see any of the participants, not the accused, not any witnesses for the prosecution, not even the judge trying the case. They would base their verdict on the evidence presented...

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Explain the process of a defendant charged with Capital Murder within the Texas state system and then the appeal process in the federal courts

A:  Murder in any state is a capital offense thus it is called capital murder. Murder is a felony in all states. A felony by definition is any crime that is punishable by a prison sentence of more than one year. The person charged with this crime is called the defendant, the prosecution is the entity trying to convict the defendant. In capital cases like murder and in criminal proceedings in general the prosecuting body is the state. In this case the prosecution is the State of Texas. Before trial, the prosecution and defense will undergo a period of ''discovery''. Essentially, they show each other what they think the facts of the case to be so as to allow time to prepare for the case. In criminal proceedings, this discovery process can be...

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no civil rights exculpatory evidence vanishes Ozaukee Cty WI

A:  Do you have a question of some kind? "This person was recently wrongfully accused and charged with a felony and he is in custody at Ozaukee County and they are going to prison" Unless you know everything that the police, the witnesses, and the accused know, you really don't know anything. You may not like the outcome under these circumstances, but that doesn't necessarily mean that the person was falsely accused and/or convicted. Should you have a specific question for our volunteers, please supply some details regarding your family friend's situation and pose your question. Perhaps someone on the board will be able to provide you with a different perspective or give you some insight into the process. Sharon The problem is that the police aren't...

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How do you become a profiler for the behavioral analysis unit?

A:  “BAU (Behavioral Analysis Unit) assistance to law enforcement agencies is provided through the process of ''criminal investigative analysis.'' (http://www.fbi.gov/hq/isd/cirg/ncavc.htm… The National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime (NCAVC) consists of four sections: BAU-1, Threat Assessment (Counterterrorism); BAU-2, Crimes Against Adults; BAU-3, Crimes Against Children; and, the Violent criminal Apprehension Program (ViCAP). Out of about 12,000 active FBI special agents, less than 200 special agents are assigned as NCAVC Field Coordinators. They are selected based on experience, they receive training on how to prepare case files for presentation to the BAU, and must serve for a period under the supervision...

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Asset Forfeiture and crimes? What do you think?

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What is the percentage of people who are convicted of a crime when they are innocent?

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Should Police Officers be required to have at least a 4 year college degree?

A:  Yes, and no.......

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The (re)trial of Curtis Flowers looks to be stacked against him (again)

A:  @littlek, don''t much miss the deep south. sad but true based on my travels there. http://friendsofjustice.wordpress.com/2010/06/11/african-american-mississippi-man-starts-record-sixth-murder-trial/ Really? No one else has anything to say about this? Just saw this. Hard to believe this sort of thing still happens. Off to read more. Wow... wonder how many innocent people are in the same boat. That is so disillusioning. I also wonder how much hope he (and the other innocents) has....