People think the offense of a street thug being beat down by police is a serious problem. While it is offensive, it’s not the problem folks think it is. Most the time the person being beat down may just need it. Before ya’all start getting crazy on me . . . Go walk down certain city streets alone after dark, you will find the person I’m talking about. Or more likely, he’ll find you.
But the person discussed above isn’t the true miscarriage of justice. The falsly accused, arrested, procecuted, convicted, and sentenced for a crime they did not commit is. In this type of situation the victim did nothing wrong but gets kidnapped and placed in a hostile environment, stipped of his freedom and his life because the system failed them and the original victim of the crime that set this situation in motion.
Whaty truely bothers me about a case like this is the criminal acts committed against the wrongfully accused that never get procecuted. Almost every case like this involves a cop that either turns up evidence they know false, a procecutor that surpresses evidence or does not properly investigate information that may prove the accused did not commit the crime, or a victim falsly accussing the person of committing a crime. Everybody in prison today that says they are innocent, they did not commit the crime putting them there may not be telling a lie. Those telling the truth, that claim themselves innocent of the crime committed, are themselves the more serious victim. But what of the crimes committed that led to their incarceration? Let’s look at this situation a little further for a moment.
Wnen a crime is committed, the intent of our Criminal Justice System is to identify and punish the person that committed the crime:
- When a person is falsly convicted of a crime, the person that committed the crime is left among us to continue his criminal conduct.
- In order for a person to be convicted of a crime he didn’t commit, somebody else has committed a more serious crime.
- In order for somebody to be convicted of a crime he didn’t commit, somebody we believe to be an honest and truthful person is not as honest and truthful as we believe.
- Everybody that participates in the wrongful conviction of a person; The victim, the Judge, Prosecuter, witnesses, cops, ande those sitting in the Jury are all now part of a criminal act. Even if they do not know it, they have conspired with others to take away an innocent mans freedom.
Not a big deal, right? It’s a damn big deal. We have people that we entrust with our safety, our community, our society that are able to commit the most serious of crimes without punishment. When was the last time you heard of somebody being prosecuted for not investigating possible evidence that might have proven a person not guilty of a crime?
There is a story in todays news about a 17 year old boy that got convicted of a rape he did not commit, spending 36 years in prison. It was later determined:
“His trial attorney did not elicit this evidence from witnesses and the police officer analyst misrepresented the results of his testing,”
I’m sorry but if it were me that lost 36 years of my life, my young life . . . I would be pissed. Why isn’t somebody being prosecuted for this crime? How many others have become victims as he has. Everybody that hadee anything to do with his arrest and conviction including the original victim should be tried for conspiracy to multiple offenses. I won’t continue this discussion right now but check out the links below for additional thought on the subject:
More: Louisiana man wrongfully convicted of rape as teen exonerated after 36 years in prison
10 innocent people who were sent to prison for crimes they didn’t …
Actually, I read this article about 4 days ago. Since reading this article a security guard has killed a gal, a reserve police officer has accidently shot his girlfriend, and a 6 year old has killed himself with his fathers gun. This shit has got to stop! The article is “American Gun Sales Collapse in 47 States” by Douglas A. McIntyre. Mr. McIntyre puts some interesting information out in his article. One statement in his article states.
“Americans believe that the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution allows them to freely own as many guns as they would like, and that they should be able to wear these guns in the open. As the Amendment reads, ”A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
Telling the truth I support the Right to Bear Arms. And I also support the requirement of Backgrounds, Regfistration, Lawful Carry, and Gun Ownership. What I don’t support is people owning guns that do not know how to properly use and secure their firearms. Oh I also support an Insurance Requirement that goes along with owning guns.
It just does not make sense that people can buy and in some cases carry a firearm without any form of training or acceptance of liability. Police and Military have to participate in training relative to the safe use of their weapon. They also have to qualify their shooting ability before they get to use one. But Joe Average can go buy a gun and ammunition and start shooting folks without even a conversation regarding its proper use and handling, And it’s obvious that these people have recieved no training . . . Bullshit! One is a Security Guard that has been trained and carries a gun for a living, another is a Reserve Police Officer, also trained.
If I were of political office, I would write a new law requireing that in addition to the background requirement, all persons purchasing a firearm would be required to pass a training program on use and handling of firearms. And, if you wanted to purchase a firearm that was not used as a “carry” weapon you would be required to also carry a liability insurance policy specifically covering your firearm. If your firearm was to be used as a “carry” weapon then you would have to carry a bit more insurance. Think about this for a minute. If you want to have a firearm, and you want to do it legal . . . Why not learn how to do it and provide protections for its misuse? With gun opwnership there is a necessary responsibility. A responsibility we fail to accept in this Country. Isn’t it about time that we did?
Minneapolis teachers Union seems to believe that laying off employees should be based upon skin color. And for you folks that are stuck in the old definition of racism that believe it can’t be racism if it is against white people, definitions change daily. If the same act was done by a White person to a person of color and it considered racism, then it’s racism. As a matter of fact, any policy that includes a race should be considered unlawful and unethical as they promote racism. If your goal is the end of racism quit using race in any form.
The thing that is most true of policies like this. Thier intent is to take from one group of people and give it to another, and the people writing the policy will not be effected by it.
Minneapolis has been going crazy over this topic for the past few days. It is a shame that common sense hasn’t been brought into the situation. Common sense dictates that the Teachers Union be disposed of to be replaced by an Association or Union that understands that the teachers that will be effected by such policy are not responsible for any wrong-doing in past hiring practices. Allowing asuch policy to effect a teacher that has senority within the system, that is already a qualified teacher, for a lesser qualified person is not only likely illegal, but also stupid.
There is nothing in this policy that does not promote racism, and our educational system should be the first to demonstrate and teach an end to racism. For a Teachers Union to support any race based policy is ridiculous. But, we have Government nation-wide doing similar acts. And, every one of them promotes racism.
What happens when you take from one and give to another? The one taken from suddenly starts to lose their tolerance and acceptance for others and sooner or later you have created a whole new reason for hate. We need to stop the ongoing hatred and distrust. But, not by getting rid of skilled educators.
Minneapolis needs to solve their unfair hiring practices, and I believe that means gedtting rid of their entire school board, replacing the board members with those that are truly concerned with ending racism. And do this before hiring or firing any teachers. I could write on this topic for hours. Nip the problem in the bud, where the problem exists. Then when you hire again, you hire people that do not support any form of racial disharmony. Then if you must get rid of existing teachers, get rid of those that do not support ending racism. You cannot make progress in the illimination of racism, until somebody takes a step gto make it happen.
I know . . . What am I talking about? I’m talking about these A-holes that don’t care about their own family members, neighbors, or anybody else that leave unsecured firearms around for children to pick up and harm others. The story that has me all irritated comes out of Baltimore where a Security Guard leaves his gun laying around the house where a 9 year old boy picks it up and shoots a 15 year old neighbor girl, killing her.
It is about time that something is done about the stupidity and negligence of assholes wuith guns. There is one person responsible for the death of this little girl. The Security Guard needs be arrested and charged for the murder of this girl, as well as child endangerment and any other charge that are applicable to this case. Keep in mind, this is not some lil gang member messing around with a gun. No, this is an adult that has been at least given basic firearms training that knows better than to leave an unsecured firearm anywhere. This is a person that makes his income carrying a firearm on his belt.
The headline reads “9-year-old accidentally shoots, kills 15-year-old girl in SW Baltimore.” What the headline should say is “Security Guard in SW Baltimore charged with murder in the death of 15-year-old girl”
I apologize for my blatant anger over this situation but this is not an accident, this is negligence coupled with a disregard for others. This Security Guard is responsible for the death of this girl as though he shot her himself. And there is no excuse for it at all.
Here is the story: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/9-year-old-accidentally-shoots-kills-15-year-old-girl-in-sw-baltimore/vi-AA10q8HG?ocid=msedgdhp&pc=U531&cvid=4d29ed948b3a42af8ef86a4524f40b52&category=foryou