I see you have a strong love of the constitutional premise of guilty until proven innocent. I do understand your passion. Drug dealers harm a lot of people. Pushers destroy a lot of lives. Gangs destroy entire communities… I get it. But do you believe that city administrators ever use their law enforcement as a revenue stream? That their are no innocent people on death row, that prosecutors don’t ‘make’ cases to build their own careers… that police don’t make mistakes?
The Innocence Project has reversed the convictions of 350 people with 100% undeniable use of crime scene DNA more than half of those people were on death row. Part of their campaign is to have police forces record interrogations… to date the law requires it in only 25 states. Law enforcement is tough work but that doesn’t absolve laws and law enforcement from working within the constraints of the constitution… You know and I know that they don’t always do that as a matter of fact, congress keeps moving federal laws farther away from that requirement…
So let me ask you, how many innocent people should be stripped of everything they own plus the stigma of such an action for law enforcement to pursue the bad guys?
FromThurgood Marshall’s Speech “The Sword and the Robe” speech:
“I was raised in the days when the prevailing maxim was: It is better that a thousand guilty people go free than that one innocent person suffer unjustly.”