There is a really great post at a public defender outlining basic facts about the criminal justice system that most people simply don’t understand it. Go read it. Good stuff, right?
The criminal justice system is far from perfect or correct all the time. At every step in the process, police and judges have to make decisions, sometimes ill-informed, sometimes wrong. Sometimes the facts are fuzzy, and opinions can differ, even after cases are adjudicated. [Read more…]