The plea bargain system has degraded into the blatent criminalization of the poor. Prosecutors receive double the funding the public defenders do, the plea bargain system is one that frightens and bullies guilty pleas out of the poor, rendering all guilty pleas obtained by plea bargain suspect. These are not free will confessions.
Lies and deception mar the Bush record on Iraq, with Administration fabrications forming the basis for war, reports investigative journalist Ritt Goldstein. While Goldstein published this article in Europe, the following piece is his original, un-edited copy.
15/11/02 - police arrested activists in Italy under new anti terrorist laws on charges of "subversive association" and "political conspiracy to disturb government activity through subversive propaganda against the economic order".