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How Grand Juries Really Work

How Grand Juries Really Work

from Beautiful Anarchy After the grand jury in the Ferguson case decided not to prosecute Darren Wilson, the cop who shot Michael Brown, I tweeted: “Government declines to find government guilty.” That tweet spawned outrage. How dare I suggest that a jury of peers is actually the governmen

'Legal'

‘Legal’

Without Government..

Without Government..

All That Glitters Isn't Gold, Even Gold

All That Glitters Isn’t Gold, Even Gold

New Eastern Outlook Ulson Gunnar December 4, 2014 In times of socioeconomic turmoil, gold receives renewed interest. It is seen as a means of exchange with enduring value that can transcend the various currencies that generally displace its use during times of economic growth and stability. How

Why Police Lie Under Oath

Why Police Lie Under Oath

from NYT THOUSANDS of people plead guilty to crimes every year in the United States because they know that the odds of a jury’s believing their word over a police officer’s are slim to none. As a juror, whom are you likely to believe: the alleged criminal in an orange jumpsuit or two well-gro

Why Innocent People Plead Guilty

Why Innocent People Plead Guilty

from NYBooks The criminal justice system in the United States today bears little relationship to what the Founding Fathers contemplated, what the movies and television portray, or what the average American believes. To the Founding Fathers, the critical element in the system was the jury trial

Foreign Aid

Foreign Aid

Understanding Democracy

Understanding Democracy

Vote, NO Complaining

Vote, NO Complaining

Sheep Vote

Sheep Vote

Voting for Freedom

Voting for Freedom

Leashes

Leashes

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