Modern appellate courts have virtually given prosecutors carte blanche to use any strategy necessary to win. This has encouraged prosecutors to constantly push the trial and appellate courts to permit tactics which, 15 years ago, would have resulted in the dismissal of the case. The mandate that prosecutors strike "hard but not foul blows" is now regarded lightly. As a result of the appellate courts tendency to condone transgressions where expedient, some prosecutors no longer "play fair". They play to win - at all costs. (Lawless, Joseph F., Prosecutorial Misconduct: Law, Procedure, Forms/Forward by Alan Dershowitz, Kluwler Law Book Publishers, 1985).
The net result is that more and more innocent people are going to jail today than ever before.
Various recent news articles that document this trend
The New Yorker Magazine "The Defense Rests -- Permanently"
Counter Punch "Guilty When Charged" ....... (Click here for local copy)
The Post-Gazette "Win At All Costs"
The Chicago Tribune "Trial & Error"
The Seattle Post "The Power to Harm"
FAQ on US Judicial and Legal Corruption
Other News Articles
Truth in Justice
Police, Prosecutorial and Judicial Misconduct
'Lawless' Federal Grand Juries
Grand Jury: Power Shift?
CNN Grand jury: Handmaid of the prosecutor?
FBI is targeted for investigation
Justice: Denied Magazine
The Judicial Accountability Initiative Law, J.A.I.L.
Deputy Attorney General Larry
Thompson on the McDade Law
“Anybody who understands the justice system knows innocent people are convicted every day."
~ Fla. Supreme Court Justice Gerald Kogan (Ret.)
Luis Rodriguez-Martinez ( Military Corruption.com)
Dr. George Pararas-Carayannis
Thomas M. Sanders
The Plight of Joseph Occhipinti
Friends of Justice
17th exoneration in Dallas county most in nation.
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