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wobble_wobble

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What's s9 wrong about a grand jury?

What I read says it's a discussion prior to a potential long case.


This is what you need worry about - https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Criminal_Court

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There are special courts here too. That doesn't make a grand any better than it is.  A grand jury is way to get an indictment against someone who normally wouldn't be charged.  Witnesses are not allowed to have a lawyer.  How is that fair?  That's what's called a kangaroo court.  That means that the witnesses don't stand a chance.
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Joe, there are various reasons on both sides whether a Grand Jury is good or bad. On the negative side, a lot of people have said the same thing as Alan Dershowitz, of the OJ Simpson trial.

"A prosecutor would want one grand jury to hear all the evidence before deciding to indict. But all experienced lawyers know that today’s grand juries are merely 23 chairs, with 23 puppets, who do whatever their puppet-master, the prosecutor, wants them to do. As the former chief judge of New York famously put it, a prosecutor can get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich."

http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/the-administration/345602-opinion-dershowitz-why-did-mueller-impanel-a-second
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Alan is wiz lawyer. As you said, he was behind the OJ acquittal. He is right about the puppets.

On another note, I'm going to present something on "asset forfeiture" which is the worst thing happening to travelers today.  Police stop motorists while traveling & take their money.  They tell them that they have to prove that the money wasn't earned by drug deals. They never give you a summons & they don't impound your car. Hard to believe?  It's true.
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Sorry that I didn't get to the asset forfeiture thing.  There is a discussion on it right now (10:37 AM EDT) on CSPAN or c-span.org
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