Pubdate: Thu, 26 Dec 2002
Source: Dallas Morning News (TX)
Copyright: 2002 The Dallas Morning News
Author: Truette Cliver


Re: "Man acquitted in priest attack - He's guilty on lesser charges after
defense argues he was abused," Dec. 17.

Governments that don't return confiscated property (even when the accused is
found innocent), practice indictment stacking, dole out unbelievably harsh
sentences beyond any pretense of justness, routinely violate double
jeopardy, create racially suspicious laws (powder cocaine vs. crack
cocaine), promote unwise judges and politically motivated prosecutors. This
is the Bizzarro World foreseen by our constitutional forefathers who
understood that the only thing that would be the last line of defense for
oppressed groups would be jury nullification.

Remember, this Bizzarro World is the only world where absurd abuses can be
negated by nullifying juries running amok.

Truette Cliver, Irving
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