14 March 2006

Legally moral

Last night's Law & Order re-run (one of them) had the detectives putting an innocent elderly woman in jail in order to force her guilty daughter to reveal her crime. Every week on 24, government agents routinely torture and lie to con (presumably innocent) suspects into obeying. Two days ago, the judge in the Moussaoui trial declared that she had never seen a more egregious violation of the rule about witnesses when it was revealed that the government coached witnesses on how they should testify.

[ posted by sstrader on 14 March 2006 at 4:23:00 PM in Culture & Society ]