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Legal Myths Saga…Police are objective in their investigations

Legal Myths Saga…Police are objective in their investigations. “In many ways, this is the bedrock assumption of our criminal justice process. Police investigators have vast discretion about what leads to pursue, which witnesses to interview, what forensic tests to conduct and countless other aspects of the investigation. Police also have a unique opportunity to manufacture or destroy evidence, influence witnesses, extract confessions and otherwise direct the investigation so as to stack [...]

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Legal Myths Saga…The prosecution is at a substantial disadvantage because it must prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt

Legal Myths Saga…The prosecution is at a substantial disadvantage because it must prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt. “Juries are routinely instructed that the defendant is presumed innocent and the prosecution must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, but we don’t really know whether either of these instructions has an effect on the average juror. Do jurors understand the concept of a presumption? If so, do they understand how a [...]

By |2016-04-15T12:10:15+00:00April 15th, 2016|Education|0 Comments

Is dying by lethal injection peaceful?

Is dying by lethal injection peaceful? Do lethal injections or any execution make sense, when studies show 5.1% of death row inmates are perhaps innocent? "Misguided effort to mask the brutality of executions by making them look serene and peaceful." Judge Kozinski said that we should revert to more primitive methods like the guillotine, electric chair, gas chamber, and firing squads because they are accurate and do not mask the brutality. [...]

By |2016-04-15T12:08:08+00:00April 15th, 2016|Education|0 Comments

Legal Myths Saga…DNA evidence is infallible

Legal Myths Saga…DNA evidence is infallible. “This is true to a point. DNA comparison, when properly conducted by an honest, trained professional will invariably reach the correct result. But the integrity of the result depends on a variety of factors that are, unfortunately, not nearly so foolproof: the evidence must be gathered and preserved so as to avoid contamination; the testing itself must be conducted so that the two samples being [...]

By |2016-04-15T12:06:02+00:00April 15th, 2016|Education|0 Comments

Save Our Heroes Reading List

Dear Readers, Save Our Heroes (SOH) is proud to present to you our recommended reading list. The authors of these books have passionately captured the corruption within the military "justice" system and how it has affected the lives of those involved. It’s appalling that any citizen of this country would be wrongfully imprisoned and stripped of their rights...and it’s exceptionally shameful when it happens to a soldier, sailor, marine, or airman serving [...]

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