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Hoosier Daddy

bob 24 Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 11:26 AM
Joe64 I know a guy who was offered a plea deal of 20 years. He would have served 10. This was in 1993. He went to trial instead. He was sentenced to 365 years. He's still in prison. Up for parole in 2040. He should have taken the plea. He was a pi mp. He burned his girlfriend with a coat hanger.

Over the course of the last twenty years, I have taught hundreds of cases highlighting constitutional violations in criminal investigations and adjudications. Some of the cases are so outrageous that it is hard to believe they actually happened in America. Until recently, I considered the 1964 juvenile adjudication of Gerald Gault to be unparalleled as a mockery of due process.

Gault was accused by a neighbor, Ora Cook, of making a lewd phone call that would have been punishable by a maximum of two months in jail and a fifty dollar fine had Gault been an adult. But he was only...