This falls into the "You have to see this to believe it" category. Potential jurors in (Where else?) Maricopa County, Arizona, are asked whether or not they would believe a police officer when he testified on the stand. The answers are unbelievable.
For example, one person declares that, of course, the police always are truthful because "that is how I was raised." Others pretty much follow suit. Thus, the very people who coined the term "testilying" to describe what they really do are seen as the Very Fount of Truth.
Some of the answers will floor anyone with even a smidgen of intelligence. For example, one persons declares: "Well, they're trained to be law-abiding servants. I don't think they'd be out there lying, would you?" Another speaks about having been brought up always to believe the police, and yet another says something similar.
Another declares: "They're public servants. They're here to serve and protect. Why would they lie?"
One would hope that people would show at least some skepticism toward the people who invented the term "testilying," but I guess not. Because jurors in Maricopa County are so prone to believe the police no matter what is said, I believe that the rest of us who believe that police and prosecutors are wrongfully accusing innocent people of crimes need to fight hard in order to counteract this worship of the Blue Costume.
While some people making comments have declared this to be an "anti-government" site, that is not true. My point is that police and prosecutors should OBEY THE LAW. They expect the rest of us to do it, so they should do it as well.
Unfortunately, the fact that I hold police and prosecutors to the standards they CLAIM to be upholding apparently makes me an Enemy of the People, according to the Tim Deals of this world. However, I don't believe I am being unreasonable. I don't condemn all cops and prosecutors, just the ones who lie and suborn perjury.
That I believe that most cops and prosecutors lie or knowingly seek dishonest testimony is not the same as being an anarchist or an "anti-government" activist. All that I am saying is that people like Tim Deal should be held to the same standards that those of us who don't wear Blue Costumes are expected to uphold.
This week, I continue to look at the Jacobson case in Phoenix. Kerwyn has put together a document that examines the various police statements regarding the interviews with the accusing children and lists them side-by-side. The results are quite revealing.
I am utterly convinced that the Jacobson case has nothing to do with child molestation or abuse. It is nothing but a sham, another fraud perpetrated upon good people by people in power who apparently are helpless in dealing with real crimes, so they have to fabricate false ones so they can arrest someone.