Saturday, May 19, 2012

Left Side of the Aisle #57 - Part 2

Everything You Need to Know: Why innocent people get sent to prison

Everything you need to know about how and why innocent people get sent to prison in just three sentences.

1. Last month, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that plaintiffs cannot sue government witnesses for violating their constitutional rights in grand jury proceedings.

2. Government witnesses already had absolute immunity from suit should they perjure themselves or commit other wrongs in trial testimony.

3. So unless the government is going to pursue criminal charges against its own witnesses, police and other government witnesses can lie through their teeth secure in the knowledge that nothing will happen to them as a result.

And that is everything you need to know.


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