Re: To be accused is to be guilty
Seems like glossing over things is going around Mike.
Prosecutors won't generally go to trial unless the judge is sympathetic to the evidence presented. Now, the system was designed with the intent of allowing the social/economic opinions of the judge to be expressed in their rulings. In and of itself, that's actually a good plan. Somebody who doesn't perpetually cause trouble shouldn't get the same punishment as a person the judge has been seeing every few months for the last 25 years. That's cool.
What isn't cool, is that any system designed to reflect the individual opinions of those who oversee the systems operations is that you can game the system if you want it to take you to loftier heights. It's the same reason most people suck at capitalism. People are really, really bad at understanding value.
You assume the DA doesn't want to go to court because he doesn't have good evidence, but the fact of the matter is the evidence is valued differently by everyone involved. The DA doesn't want to take this trial to court because he will be putting his name in for a bench job next cycle and he wants a hardass resume of being hard on drug cases. This judge never rules hard on marijuana cases because he was still smoking pot with his soon to be wife when she got pregnant and his, now adult, daughter smokes grass too.
What you see as valuable, isn't. You think budgets are the issue when no federal court has ever, not one fucking time, been denied funds to prosecute crimes. It's a bottomless well, you can't budget the courts. Jesus. If you think people don't want to screw up their win/loss record because it'll make them look bad, how's it going to sound when you say: 'I'm very sorry lady. I know there is footage from 14 high resolution color video cameras showing him bludgeoning everyone to death with concrete garden statuary then wiping his bloody penis all over your daughters face, but we spent all our money prosecuting foreign computer hackers and pot smokers. Better luck next time'.
That's going to do wonders for your reputation right? Christ man. We now know, unequivocally, that you don't understand how courts work. I'm gong to have to express my doubts regarding your knowledge of statistics as well.
You absolutely cannot, under no circumstances, it is truly impossible, for any system designed by Humans, and dealing with Humans in matters which take into age, desire, intent, social status, outside influence, past history and a zillion other factors to have a 97% ANYTHING. It can't be done. That's just, really, really, really bad use of numbers. You seem to be able to identify grossly weighted conservative commentary, where's your common sense when it comes to a 97% win, by plea, for the prosecutors.
The fucking Pope wasn't 97% back when the Pope was infallible. The all powerful God of the Jews, Christians and Muslims wasn't 97%. There's a whole big section at the front of their books that deals with God saying: 'God damnit. I'm really sorry for the whole drown everybody thing. I was cranky and it seemed like a good idea at the time. I mean, I expected some collateral damage and all. But shit. None of you guys learned to swim? I've seen you guys floating felled trees on the rivers and stacking them to make shelters. I really thought people would see that if you turned the house upside down BAM! Instant boat. I even sent that Noah guy blueprints via Angel Courier all you had to do was do what he was doing. Noah has missed the last 13,000 days of work because he's a drunk, but guess who isn't dead and is still drunk. Yup. Noah. First thing he does after walking around in animal shit for over a month was get to work on a new vineyard. First thing. Anyway. I fucked up. Next time I'll use fire. Sorry. Have a rainbow.'
Yeah. Remember that part? Yup. That was the all powerful God of several big religions saying he fucked up. No matter what you believe about religion, the fact God is saying oops, is absolute proof you can't have 97% of anything. If they made up the God stories why put in such a big glaring hole in the 'all powerful, all seeing, all knowing, omnipresent supernatural being' part? If they didn't make it up then you've got an all powerful, all seeing, all knowing omnipresent supernatural being saying Fuck. I screwed this up. Sorry.
You're obviously not an idiot. Step away from the issue a little bit and think. Don't emote and make a highly irrational defense of something you know absolutely cannot be valid without weighting or falsifying data. Don't think for a second that because somebody is with the government that they're above lying or cheating.