truthdig.com: Chris Hedges: The Mirage of Justice #
guter punkt von chris hedges (der making a murderer ein bisschen spoilert): das problem der amerikanischen justiz ist systemimanent. ob steven avery oder sein neffe brendan dassey schufig sind, ist weniger die frage, sondern eher, ob es als armer in amerika überhaupt noch möglich ist, ein faires verfahren zu bekommen:
Once you are charged in America, whether you did the crime or not, you are almost always found guilty. Because of this, as many activists have discovered, the courts already are being used as a fundamental weapon of repression, and this abuse will explode in size should there be widespread unrest and dissent. Our civil liberties have been transformed into privileges—what Matt Taibbi in “The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap” calls “conditional rights and conditional citizenship”—that are, especially in poor communities, routinely revoked. Once rights become privileges, none of us are safe.
The reality is that almost no one who is imprisoned in America has gotten a trial. There is rarely an impartial investigation. A staggering 97 percent of all federal cases and 95 percent of all state felony cases are resolved through plea bargaining. Of the 2.2 million people we have incarcerated at the moment—25 percent of the world’s prison population—2 million never had a trial. And significant percentages of them are innocent.
das ist wirklich hart.