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Wednesday, March 30, 2011


"Deliberate indifference"...on the part of the Supreme Court

A New Orleans man spent 14 years on death row and was within weeks of execution before someone discovered that his blood type didn't match the killer (a fact known to the prosecution at the time) and he was set free. Now the Supreme Court has ruled that he's not entitled to $14 million in damages that a jury awarded him because the actions of the prosecutor didn't amount to "deliberate indifference."

And actually, the Court is quite right on that point. It wasn't "indifference" that convicted this man, but a very deliberate act of concealing exculpatory (to put it mildly, "exonerating" would be a better word) evidence, something that is all too common in the U.S. "justice" system. No, "deliberate indifference" is what the Supreme Court is guilty of - indifference to the plight of the thousands (if not tens or hundreds of thousands) of victims of the U.S. "justice" system, the system that really delivers good results only for "just us", "us" being the ruling class of the U.S.

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