Daughters Are The Best
That was a great piece of writing about your father (“Daddy’s Girls,” “Diary of a Diva,” July 3). It touched me greatly! I was choked up, and that doesn’t happen often. On behalf of all fathers, especially single ones with daughters, thank you so much.
In the Reader’s July 3 article, “Intimate Murder,” the long sentences in two of the cases, where manslaughter or acquittal verdicts may have been appropriate, exposes how cops, judges, and prosecutors lie, entrap, and stack nonrelevant and vague charges to obtain the longest possible sentences to advance careers and the prison-growth industry. Innocence or guilt? Immaterial. DNA tests have released about 200 innocent death row inmates in recent years. How many more innocent noncapital convicts are incarcerated?
To finance local government, bail bonds, tickets, and convictions are assigned an arbitrary value, becoming a security bond (commercial paper, which has no real value), bundled up and sold to underwriters and securities dealers like Merrill Lynch, who factor in more value, then sell it to other corporate institutions.
To pay dividends to the corporate buyer, all lawmaking bodies must invent new violations, penalties for convictions to keep the Ponzi going. This parallels thieving cops stealing cars to enhance municipal welfare plus police benefits and retirement, which most of us don’t have.
To cripple this corrupt legal system, become a knowledgeable juror: (1) U.S. v. Moylan, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals 417 F.2d at 1006 (1969): “If the jury feels the law is unjust, we recognize the undisputed power of the jury to acquit, even if its verdict is contrary to the evidence.… If the jury feels that the law under which the defendant is accused (or) for any reason that appeals to their logic or passion, the jury has the power to acquit, and the courts must abide that decision.”
(2) U.S. v. Dougherty, D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals 473 F.2d at 1130, 1132 (1972). “The jury has a non-reviewable and irreversible power…to acquit in disregard of the instruction on the law given by the trial judge.” Do not reveal this knowledge to the judge or out you go; as such, you can stop atrocious sentencing in “intimate murder” cases as presented by the Reader.
Blackstone, greatest of all 18th-century legal minds, said the ultimate of all rights was the right of self-defense. Had Patricia Joellen Morris and Geraldine Meyers openly packed Second Amendment equalizers, they likely never would have seen prison, because an armed society is a polite society and heavy-handed boyfriends fast become gentlemen.
Finally, the Old Testament justifies lethal force against burglars caught in the act: Exodus 22:2. “If a thief be found breaking (in) up and be smitten (stabbed-sliced) that he die there shall be no blood shed for him.” (No prosecution or execution of the homeowner.)
Jesus Christ addressed the disciples in Luke 22:36: “Then said He unto them, ‘But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it and likewise his scrip; and he that hath no sword [gun, today] let him sell his garment and buy one.’ ” (No doubt to help local farmers harvest corn.)
Our devil-worshipping Masonic legal system of today has real problems with the above and creates the same for you and me.