Monday, July 18, 2011

The Newest Outrage in Arizona

It looks as though the situation involving false charges against the son of Carola Jacobson is not over, even though it should have ended months ago. Carola has sent me an email with the latest prosecutorial/government outrage from a state (Arizona) that seems to lead the country in being outrageous:
As I think you know the judge ordered that the state has to pay for our expert, well, she has not been paid due to "budget cuts". The prosecutor does not want to dismiss until she has interviewed the expert and not surprisingly the expert will not talk to the prosecutor until she has been paid. So I guess we are moving forward with a trial date at the end of September. They seem to have enough money to persue a b.s. case but can't pay for the expert which was ordered to be paid for by the state by the judge. Doesn't that leave you scratching your head???
This kind of Catch-22 is not unusual for people who have dealt with the courts in this country, and Maricopa County is especially bad. Notice that the prosecutor is not even trying to do any research on this case or is trying to apply even basic common sense.

No, the modern American prosecutor is told to hold onto a case and never assume innocence, no matter how ridiculous the evidence. The idea is to use the powers of the office to string out people, and then "bleed 'em and plead 'em," as prosecutors like to say.

I hope that people reading this will not be silent. I'm going to do what I can to publicize this latest outrage.


Anonymous said...


The following article appears in today's Washington Post:

"Wrongly accused Pr. George’s man paid $7.5 million, lawyer said."

and it follows from a 12 year old case that was part of a 2001 mini-series of articles done by The Washington Post regarding abuses of innocent people by homicide detectives in Prince Georg'es County, MD:

"FALSE CONFESSIONS: Allegations of Abuses Mar Murder Cases"

Definitely worth reading, IMHO ...


Doc Ellis said...

Greetings Dr Anderson


Thank you for writing this

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