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The Tyranny of Good Intentions: How Prosecutors and Law Enforcement Are Trampling the Constitution in the Name of Justice

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2008

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    A must read for anyone interested in a looking at the pervasive and growing dark side of our justice system and should be a must read for all citizens. The writing is not inflammatory bent on pushing an agenda but rather a heavily researched book providing the reader insight into a massively corrupt system. The issues illuminated are little understood or recognized as a danger by most citizens. The abuse of our legal system is a slowly growing cancer that is wide-spread and more common than many understand. In our republic the law should shield the good citizens of these United States but increasingly the law is used as a weapon and a resume enhancing mechanism for law enforcement and the judiciary, depriving innocent citizens of life, liberty and property. Duke Lacrosse is not an anomaly but the norm. Under the guise of punishing the bad guy, we are being lulled into handing over the keys to our freedoms and in the process enabling police state tactics all done with 'good intentions'. This is especially cogent in light of the abuse of power by the CPS in Texas against the FLDS.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2011

    Thank you!

    If you are not upset on how perverted our 'justice' system has become you are either not paying attention or are a statist. This is a must read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2003

    Chipping away at America's cornerstone

    Overall, a quick-read that clearly illustrates how prosecutors, lawmakers, and law enforcement daily chisel away at the cornerstones of America's constitution. The authors start out with two excellent chapters reviewing the rights of individuals, starting in England well before the American Revolution, and how English laws came to recognize individual rights. They then describe how America's founders incorporated the best of these principles into the American Constitution. Several chapters are then used to explain how individual constitutional rights have slowly but surely been eroded in the USA, with specific examples illustrated through case histories. Also provides an extensive bibliography. The authors sometimes interject unnecessary adjectives in order to emphasize their point; I tended to skip over these lapses and focus on the overall objective.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2001

    They don't call it CRIMINAL justice for nothing!

    This book is a must read for all honest Americans. I find our law enforcement and judicial officials are truely out of controll. Law enforcement is becomming too 'militarized', and the judicial process and our blind elected officials are condoning a very scary pattern of behavior.

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