Every day we face a hard challenge against a well-funded prosecution aided by federal agencies, state and local police departments, crime labs and other publicly funded agencies too many to mention. Add to that the public’s general support of prosecutors and the erosion of presumption of innocence, it is surprising we can win any case, no matter how innocent the defendant.
Imagine your worst nightmare. An ex-lover testifying in open court, with all the salacious details spread around the world, that you transformed yourself into a genetically engineered replicant who was violent, impotent, and testicularly challenged, while your mother and family are sitting right behind you. I think I would rather plead guilty than suffer this […]
Headhunting, in ancient cultures, was the taking of an enemy’s head after killing them. It was a matter of prestige. The more things change, the more they stay the same. Today it has a new twist as the popular sport of a certain type of prosecutor. Monday the absurd drama of the Barry Bonds trial […]