Robert Reich says that there’s nothing just about our criminal justice system. It’s racist and destructive. It’s not making us safer. And it’s a disaster for our economy.
If newspaper and newscast editors had any honest bones in their bodies, Robert Reich would have known to address the likelihood that more than 10% of the incarcerated are innocent in this video, and known enough to name the primary Bad Actor in this national disgrace: the FBI.
The FBI cannot continue to be entrusted to be the agency that addresses public corruption that affects trial outcomes, as the FBI generates a great deal of the public corruption that affects trial outcomes … their debunked forensics and the phony experts they’ve availed themselves of are only part of it, but a huge part, affecting tens of thousands of trial outcomes, if not hundreds of thousands.
Incarcerating innocents has no upside – it leaves robbers, rapists and murderers free to commit new crimes.
The historic hypocrisy in media portrayals of the FBI’s competence and diligence reached a tipping point in 2007, when the FBI reported that – within a short, post-911 time frame – 160 agency laptops and 160 agency weapons had been “lost or stolen.” Given the screechy, irrational media claims that Snowden’s four secure laptops threatens life as we know it, the media should have done more than just mention the FBI’s “lost or stolen” anything-but-secure laptops in passing.
The FBI has made no improvements since Patrick Leahy issued the 2007 press release below. Agent Booth is fiction; this press release is fact. Placing blind trust in the FBI is zealotry, not patriotism … it’s a rogue agency. And it’s keeping justice unavailable.