jimicus895 karma2020-11-20 16:23:33 UTC
Hang on a minute.
Are you seriously suggesting that the difference between results for Ricky and a.n.other wrongly convicted person could come down to Ricky writing to his lawyer and suggesting avenues for investigation - and Mr. A.n.other discussing it verbally so having no written evidence that such avenues had been discussed?
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jimicus893 karma2020-07-05 11:18:53 UTC
So does that mean you don't actually know if you're in Heaven or Hell until you try the beer?
jimicus268 karma2012-11-21 14:27:23 UTC
Sounds a bit like a pilot. Most of the time a computer's doing the driving; the driver earns his money when something goes horribly wrong with the automated systems.
jimicus263 karma2020-11-20 17:04:16 UTC
Yeah, I understand that.
But the point I'm driving at is that Mr. A.N. Other might be languishing in a cell, charged with murder but yet to face trial, thinking "It's okay, once my lawyer follows up the stuff I told her to, I'll be out of here. Probably won't even be a trial". He takes solace in thinking he'll be a free man soon, and doesn't bother to write any letters.
By the time he realises she didn't do her job, it's too late. He's being railroaded through a process that is far more interested in sending someone to prison than in finding the truth.
And - as you say - his options in terms of appeal look a lot grimmer. A strong avenue ("My lawyer didn't do her job!") is effectively closed because there's no evidence.
If that doesn't scare the shit out of anyone, I don't know what would. "There but for the grace of God...." and all that.
jimicus165 karma2020-09-26 13:35:59 UTC
Have you ever fired your gun up in the air and gone "Aaah!"?
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