Fish Or Man

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Not The Justice System...

...the legal system.

Drew Whitley, now 50, was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to life in the 1988 slaying. But officials said the DNA tests show that hairs from the killer's mask and hat did not come from him.

Soon after the shooting, a witness identified Whitley, and at the 1989 trial a crime lab technician said 41 hairs found in the stocking mask resembled Whitley's hair. DNA testing was not available at the time.

Resembled Whitley's hair? Reasonable doubt???
Not yesterday, not today, not tomorrow. Not when it comes from a government provided "expert" wearing suit and tie. And never when it comes from one of those "experts" wearing a badge and gun in court, (something mere serfs cannot be entrusted with).

Confessions, no matter how obtained, are considered irrefutable proof.

On to our next story:
Jury Convicts Calif. Man in Terrorism Case

Defense lawyers said the confessions were made under duress, after the men had been questioned for hours in the middle of the night.

The father and son eventually told the agents merely what they thought they wanted to hear, without realizing the legal consequences, their lawyers argued.

Further, the son had a government informant attempt to persuade him into some kind of crime. Imagine if a government informant became your child's friend. Would that be a relationship you would want your child to be in?

He, (an FBI informant: ed), initially investigated the money laundering allegations and then targeted a pair of local imams before finally befriending Hamid Hayat.

After Hamid Hayat left for Pakistan in spring 2003, Khan, (an FBI informant: ed), kept in touch and recorded their telephone calls - in some of which Khan, (an FBI informant: ed), urged Hayat to attend a jihadi camp.

In one conversation, Khan, (an FBI informant: ed), exhorted Hayat to "be a man - do something!"

Moving along, we find protecting your daughter lands you in jail, (I might be upset with him and his daughter if government didn't infringe upon their ability to defend themselves against the gang-bangers that rule their streets).

And back to our first story, Mr. Whitley will soon be freed after spending 18 years in jail for a crime he did not commit. Just a question. Aren't these kind of people...

"Whitley has always maintained his innocence..."
...actually given stiffer sentences?

Confess and you may receive a quick death, deny and you must be purified by pain. DO YOU CONFESS?