Monday, September 30, 2013

A Few Stats

The U.S. has 5% of the world's population and 37% of it's prison population. 

We live in a country where even law abiding citizens could be charged with 3 felonies daily. 

 90% of U.S. cases are won by plea agreement...Lets talk about plea agreements for a quick minute. A plea agreement is usually a lesser charge that the prosecutor offers the defendant in return for a guilty plea...this saves the county money and potentially gives the defendant a lesser sentence. Heres the problem...before pleading guilty the judge asks if the defendant has been coerced, if anyone has promised him anything, to which the defendant is supposed to say "no". But isn't this the opposite of the truth? 

We live in a country where a ham sandwich could be indicted. 

Don't take my word for it...look this shit up yourself.