Category Archives: Vigilante Justice

Judge Rejects New York’s Stop-and-Frisk Policy

There was an old Bob Dillon song that went something like ‘Times are a changing.’ ‘….A federal judge ruled on Monday that the stop-and-frisk tactics of the New York Police Department violated the constitutional rights of minorities in the city, … Continue reading

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Scott signs bill speeding up capital punishment

Can not get over the title of this bill: The ‘Timely Justice Act of 2013′. There are a ton of cases why this should not be signed but the one case in point that comes to view is that of … Continue reading

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Too High to Fail: Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution

 From the New York Times to Amazon.com the theme is finding expression time and time again. The war on drugs is not only a failure but has grown a police state that has no real function other than to be … Continue reading

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Many killers who go free with Florida ‘stand your ground’ law have history of violence

It does not take long for the law of unintended consequences to take hold when there is sloppy legislation. However, in Florida it appears there is no hurry to correct sloppy legislation because to do so would be to admit … Continue reading

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Kentucky teen faces jail time after exposing sexual assailants on Twitter

There is something here that is awfully sick and I mean awfully sick. What has happened is that in essence the victim is jailed for being a victim and speaking out about her perpetrators. Criminal Justice at its finest by … Continue reading

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Cops won’t charge dad who killed his daughter’s abuser

This is one of those issues where mob rule has taken over in the name of ‘human decency.’ I am reminded of one of the books that was required reading in my senior year of high school called the The … Continue reading

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Prosecutors Agree to Release Inmate Who Proved His Innocence From Prison

This is something would have expected to see in a criminal justice version of Clockwork Orange. However, it is a case in point that only proves our criminal justice system is not only blind but haywire. Look at the core … Continue reading

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Jailed for $280: The return of debtors’ prisons

This is a new twist on an old story but beware, at least for the present, it is only happening in four states. ‘…lawmakers target practice of jailing debtors Welcome to debtors’ prison: What’s in your wallet can land you … Continue reading

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Orleans sheriff faces class action suit for alleged prison abuse

Got to say that this is the most comprehensive explanation of what happens when there is no checks and balances. It also gives the best description of the power of the sheriff in most communities. He is the bridge between the Criminal Justice Complex and the political forces in the state. All too often, it is the sheriff that eventually moves on into the various state legislatures.

This enhances the power of the Criminal Justice Complex in that laws are passed the favor the growth of law enforcement and prisons often at the expense of human rights. Once a prison is built then they have to stay full for the most part because the economy of most communities becomes dependent on it. An excellent case was the closure of Jefferson CI in Jefferson County Florida this year.

The prison in Jefferson County was the only economic engine and its monthly payroll was bigger than the operating fund of the county. Consequently, the state found the money to keep the prison alive. At last count, there were only three counties that did not have a prison of the 67 counties in Florida.

There are always two side to every story but there is a point of validation in class action suit filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center for human rights violations.  The marshal’s service stops using the Orleans jail as a holding facility because of inhuman conditions.

I do encourage anyone that has the slightest interest in understanding the Criminal Justice system of the US to read this because seldom is every pimple exposed to the light the Southern Poverty Law Center shown on a single institution. Makes you wonder who is asleep at the switch in the state and federal level that such a condition could go on for so long.

Not only was someone asleep at the switch but this kind of human rights abuse only breeds a deeper sense of resentment, anger and violence by those caught up in the system. A sense of violence that will find expression in crime on the street.

 

 

 

 

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Lessons from the ride to Jackson County

Union and Confederate dead at Gettysburg Yesterday, rode up to Marianna to see for myself what I would find and found more than I expected. Then doing research last night, out jumped the devil. “…By 1930, four thousand blacks had … Continue reading

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