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woodenvase said...

Jesse,

I assume by your comment that you were present for the entire trial and in the jury room while the jury deliberated. If not, you would have no way of knowing how or why a certain verdict was returned in a certain amount of time.

If you don't know what you're talking about, just don't talk.

September 16, 2011 at 11:07 a.m.
woodenvase said...

What Jesse and many others in the community fail to realize is that DA's and judges cannot just magically lock up criminals.

First, DA's must have enough evidence to prove a defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. This almost always requires the cooperation of witnesses, many of whom are criminals themselves. This is just one of many problems when it comes to criminal prosecution.

Second, even if enough proof exists, judges and prosecutors are bound by Tennessee sentencing guidelines, which often require probation instead of prison time.

If people want to criticize the system, they should at least understand it first.

September 3, 2011 at 10:13 a.m.
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