Wrongly jailed since ’75 = $1 million settlement while police who got desk duty get $4 million
A 12-year-old boy who later admitted to making his entire testimony up was the only evidence linking Ricky Jackson to the murder of a money order salesman in Cleveland, Ohio, but that was all the state needed to convict a black man. The witness later said that police coerced him into identifying Jackson as the killer.
The longest serving innocent man to be exonerated in American history, Ricky Jackson will be receiving a $1 million settlement for losing these 39 years of his life.
Now contrast that settlement with two police officers who shot and killed an unarmed autistic man and were just given $4 million because they believed they were discriminated against when they received extended desk duty after the shooting. Mind you, they weren’t event fired, but received desk duty!
The mainstream media continues to pump out gibberish – using disingenuous, atypical examples – that proposes “solutions” to “mistakes” made by police and prosecutors, ignoring the glaring facts of exoneration after exoneration that indicate that the problem isn’t mistakes, it’s malice.
Bar associations were given law enforcement responsibilities by the U.S. Supreme Court, with only wrist slaps to counter criminal trial conduct that cost innocents their lives … associations can administer fines and fees, they can disbar, either temporarily or permanently. That’s it. As puny as those punishments are, the Bar usually uses them so infrequently that they’ve clearly pegged themselves a society more secret than the Masons, and more deadly … prosecutors who exhibit malice in trial conduct can and do get away with murder, every day of the week.
And as it is the responsibility of prosecutors to file charges against police who exhibit malicious behaviors towards those they’re paid to protect and serve, Bar associations are to blame for officers gone wild, too.
The American Bar Association has always had the option of approaching federal legislators with a request to be relieved of their responsibility to police prosecutors (and therefore the police). They have also had opportunities to file amicus briefs seeking relief from the responsibilities they find too burdensome in related cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, like Connick v Thompson in 2011.
Please read Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dissent in Connick to get a grasp of the level of incompetence and malice the Bar and the majority of our Supreme Court justices are content with, and then sign my petition to retroactively void the American Bar Association’s tax exemption … it isn’t at all outlandish – California recently voided Blue Shield’s exemption.