Guys, I agree that Heymann is a complete douche and probably needs to be removed from his position. However, that doesn't mean that all lawyers, judges, prosecutor, etc. is out to screw everyone over. These types of comments and beliefs are exactly the reason that the US is more divided than ever before.
Let's focus on Heymann and if you want to link to some hard facts of other prosecutor misconduct that's great too but let's be a little more realistic with our comments.
In all fairness I did say it just makes me wonder not that I'm sure that's the reason. As for being too cynical that may be true but look at all the stories you write and tell me that I'm not justified in being a cynic.
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You don't get to decide that you aren't going to follow a law because YOU think it's wrong. You work the system but until the day the law is stricken from the books it's still a law. If everyone just decided to ignore the laws that they feel are unjust there would be complete disorder. It would be more fun but you can't have a society with disorder.
Ninja, you keep talking poorly about the US like it's the only country that this happens in. Wake up. Money makes the courts go round in every country. Tell me about the shining beacon of justice and legality that is the court system of Brazil. Oh wait, it's not. It's more corrupt than the US system. Tell me how the UK is so much better than the US. Oh wait, it's not especially if you're someone famous. Greece, the cradle of democracy? Nope not even close.
I like bashing the US as much as anyone but I've actually lived in several other countries and have visited many, many more so I have some real comparisons other than reading a website. I've dealt with court systems around the world. The US isn't perfect but there are a lot of other countries in the world that aren't close to being as free as the US even with the corruption of our democracy.
I've often thought that the Federal Government should build out the networks and then the telcos get charged a usage fee for all wired and wireless networks. Then the govt. would be in a much better position to:
1. enforce commonality among equipment - no more CDMA or GSM every phone in the US would be one or the other and be able to be used at any provider.
2. enforce common tech upgrades - the govt would determine what the next generation networks would look like and when the upgrade would be completed.
3. determine a fair price for services - the FCC begin to manage the price of service like they do for other utilities because phone service is now at that point where a person has to have it in the modern world. The price would start at a point of a acceptable level of profit above the usage fee charged to the telcos.
4. force telcos to provide service to rural area - the govt would actually be setting up the cell sites and running the fiber so the only the the telcos would need to do is start advertising.
However I also understand that a lot of people would see this set up as the beginnings of socialism in the US or a huge security risk.