Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Quote of the day..........

Much more is needed. 

At least as important is that 


the criminal must be debased. 

He must be seen to suffer not just from 

a deprivation of liberty, but also to be 

emotionally, psychologically, mentally anguished. 

The punishment can’t just physically 

restrain his body, but 

must inflict suffering in his mind, 

on the deepest level of his soul.

-- Glenn Greenwald.

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The prosecutor-dictated plea bargain system, 

by creating such inordinate pressures to 

enter into plea bargains, 

appears to have led a significant number of 

defendants to plead guilty to crimes 

they never actually committed.

---Judge Jed S. Rakoff.