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1,000 Wrongfully Convicted And Counting...

Hits: 8352 | Rating: (2.7) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: TracyOpp
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MacGuffin
Female, 30-39, Europe
 2597 Posts
Saturday, December 01, 2012 2:57:43 PM
I hate it when IAB makes me agree with tedgp. America's so-called justice system, which lets governments away with torture and grown men away with murdering teenage boys until the media embarrasses the police into acting, but yet still manages to imprison millions of ordinary Americans every year, is broken beyond repair. Countries have fallen into revolution for less.

kree_
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 254 Posts
Saturday, December 01, 2012 2:53:41 PM
Blanktom,

I think 100000 crimals not in jail is better than 1000 innocents in jail. That being said, your .01% number seems very low. And most of the sources I took a quick look at say between .5% and 1%. The average high school has about 200 students per grade. So chances are 2-4 of your classmates will end up wrongfully convicted. It might be you.

turdburglar
Male, 30-39, Western US
 3300 Posts
Saturday, December 01, 2012 2:44:10 PM

Our system is a joke. Prosecutors want a conviction, they don't care about the truth. Public defenders are garbage and cops are liars. The more money you have, the less time you will serve....if any time at all.

Personally, I would rather see a guilty man walk free than a innocent man convicted.

BlankTom
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 6560 Posts
Saturday, December 01, 2012 2:29:55 PM
SmagBoy, saying that just shows your ignorance. 1000 people is remarkably good. If you want to completely eliminate the <0.01% error, then you're going to have to be okay with having 100,000s of criminals set free. You can't have it both ways.

Do you realize there are more people who die each year for medical malpractice than are wrongfully convicted? Should we eliminate all doctors?

ferdyfred
Male, 40-49, Europe
 9495 Posts
Saturday, December 01, 2012 2:03:23 PM
tedgp
I have to agree there dude
Especially in the nanny state we live in now
Just takes one disgruntled person, and boom, your in custody

tedgp
Male, 30-39, Europe
 3283 Posts
Saturday, December 01, 2012 1:12:32 PM
The fact that one person is wrongfully convicted shows that the justic system isnt fit for purpose. Trying to justify it using very very stupid statistics that turn innocent people into numbers is drating insane.

SmagBoy1
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4003 Posts
Saturday, December 01, 2012 12:59:17 PM
Andrew, our system is *supposed* to be setup to protect the innocent. So, to answer your question, drat no it's not good. At all. And you look at this case and even if that's the only one ever, that couldn't possibly EVER be considered good.

SmagBoy1
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4003 Posts
Saturday, December 01, 2012 12:57:46 PM
But, hey, you know, if you've done nothing wrong, you've got nothing to worry about. Right? Yeah, whatever. Damn.

BlankTom
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 6560 Posts
Saturday, December 01, 2012 12:18:22 PM
hmmm, Gerry, i think you might be missing a decimal in those statistics you gave.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33881 Posts
Saturday, December 01, 2012 12:05:41 PM

The error rate in convictions is between 13 & 25 % depending on which state you live in.

Andrew155
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2564 Posts
Saturday, December 01, 2012 11:52:18 AM
I mean if you're talking about 1,000 out of the millions and millions of people who have been jailed for the past few decades, isn't that good?

Zeegrr60
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 1847 Posts
Saturday, December 01, 2012 11:47:53 AM
United Soviet Socialist Republic.Welcome.

BlankTom
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 6560 Posts
Saturday, December 01, 2012 11:44:33 AM
wow - only 1000 people? That's incredibly small. I guess it shows how good the US Court justice system is.

TracyOpp
Female, 18-29, Western US
 0 Posts
Friday, November 30, 2012 3:09:46 PM
Link: 1,000 Wrongfully Convicted And Counting... [Rate Link] - Why there are so many wrongful convictions and how one 16-year-old had to fight for his freedom.

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