Weaver95: the cops are not our friends.
Krymson Tyde: Weaver95: the cops are not our friends.I'll go a step further and say they are often our enemies.
SlothB77: It seems like if she had had a better lawyer, she wouldn't have been convicted in the first place.
wxboy: Nancy Grace will be outraged when she hears about this.
Weaver95: Krymson Tyde: Weaver95: the cops are not our friends.I'll go a step further and say they are often our enemies.if placed under arrest, the ONLY thing you should say is 'I want a lawyer'. nothing else. don't explain, don't comment, don't sign anything. say 'I want a lawyer' and STFU. don't talk to your cell mate, don't mouth off, don't talk about your situation to anyone other than your lawyer.
The Stealth Hippopotamus: ouch.Big fat settlement and some other people get to feel what jail is like.I'd have to say that being a DA or a cop in prison wont be fun.
The Stealth Hippopotamus: I'd have to say that being a DA or a cop in prison wont be fun.
snuff3r: Weaver95: Krymson Tyde: Weaver95: the cops are not our friends.I'll go a step further and say they are often our enemies.if placed under arrest, the ONLY thing you should say is 'I want a lawyer'. nothing else. don't explain, don't comment, don't sign anything. say 'I want a lawyer' and STFU. don't talk to your cell mate, don't mouth off, don't talk about your situation to anyone other than your lawyer.Wish that were the case in NSW, Australia, where our state government recently watered down rights to silence. A judge can now instruct the Jury how to take your silence. What a joke.Your words are fundamentally correct though. Don't say a single word. Cops are not your friends. They will sweet talk anything they can out of you to use against you in court. No matter how much you think you're saving yourself or that your protestations of innocence are being heard; they're NOT.
CapeFearCadaver: Of course this was in Arizona.
NickBush24: Put the cop and the prosecutor on death row and don't let either of them have any appeals. And televise their executions. That's the only way to make it right./also, 1990 was 22 years ago? fark I feel old...
FlashHarry: this is the number-one argument against capital punishment: "beyond a reasonable doubt" may be an appropriate standard for a reversible punishment, but it is not an appropriate standard for an irreversible one such as death (or castration or amputation, etc.).
Generation_D: My theory on all this (and I agree with everything said so far) is that without a cop union, cops would be pretty much unemployable. Its only because of the union that the cops get to keep their nice angry attitudes about everyone else, and shoot peoples dogs without provocation, and above all else lie under oath and in their police reports, knowing full well no matter how much they fabricate or distort the truth, a nice strong cop union will be there to back them up and point the finger at the public instead.
Recoil Therapy: She needs to be handed one bullet for each of the years that she has spent in prison & she can chose how to divide them up & which body parts to shoot first of the cop & prosecutor (& potentially the judge if he knew about the cop's record of lying under oath & let his unsubstantiated accusations go through without any counter argument). With good aim she can put them in enough pain that it feels like 22 years before they finally bleed out. I just can't comprehend how either of them could look at themselves in the mirror after knowing what they did. Sociopaths however probably get off on it.It absolutely sickens me that as a father of three I've had to pound into my kids heads over & over & over again that the police are NOT their friends & that they are not to talk to them nor let them into the house for ANY reason. They all have my lawyer's # in their phones with instructions to call him at the first sign of the police wanting anything other than a speeding ticket (he's also a family friend & their kids are here often so it isn't that odd). If it has gotten so bad out there that dorky middle class white guys in the suburbs are telling their kids that now, I can't imagine the resentment & anger of minorities who've put up with this crap for generations. I'm starting to though. The police & justice system as a whole really need to clean up their act. We're still at the point where they can do it themselves. However if the 'police are not your friends' lecture keeps creeping up the income charts, it could get really ugly when the people with real power have to start doing it.
NickBush24: also, 1990 was 22 years ago? fark I feel old...
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