Miscarriage of Justice

I don’t know where the time goes. I have a long post on healthcare — two actually — that I’ve been meaning to write for a week. Oh well. I got a great comment today on Bush’s death penalty record. I tend to be a law and order type guy. I think law and order is where civlization starts. If government can not establish it, what’s the point of having free speech?

But that doesn’t mean I can sit around when gross miscarriages of justice – mostly in pursuit of the War on Drugs – go on. To wit:

  • The DEA’s war on the sick continues unabated. And if we thought the Dems were going to be any different, the effort to stop these raids gained an entire two votes with the new congress.
  • This is dispicable. The FBI let four men spend decades in prison for a crime they knew they didn’t commit. I’m not terribly fond of what goes on with undercover informants, who have been known to let people be brutalized and even murdered to protect their cover. But here’s a disgusting quote:

    A Justice Department lawyer had argued that federal authorities couldn’t be held responsible for the results of a state prosecution and had no duty to share information with the officials who prosecuted Limone, Salvati, Henry Tameleo and Louis Greco.

    He’s a Justice Department lawyer so he has to take the position of his client. But would it have been that hard, maybe after the first twenty years to break their cover?

  • In that vein, try this miscarriage of justice in which a man was sentenced to 25 years for 58 legal pills.
  • Don’t we have something better to do? We have limited resources for law enforcement. Can’t we spend them finding murderers, thieves and rapists instead of jailing pot growers, innocent men and pill poppers?