Sun Dec 3, 2017, 12:25 PM

Remembering when California AG Kamala Harris defended faking a confession to get a conviction.


This is the great leftist hope for America?

"What prosecuting attorney Robert Murray did was produce a translated transcript of the defendant's interrogation to which he had added a fraudulent confession. The defense attorney got a copy of the audio tape of the interrogation, but it "ended abruptly." Eventually, Murray admitted to falsifying the transcript, presumably in the hopes of either coercing a plea deal, or ensuring a victory at trial.

When the trial judge found out, charges against the defendant were dismissed. Incredibly, the State of California, via Attorney General Kamala Harris, decided to appeal the case. The state's key argument: That putting a fake confession in the transcript wasn't "outrageous" because it didn't involve physical brutality, like chaining someone to a radiator and beating him with a hose.

Well, no. It just involved an officer of the court knowingly producing a fraudulent document in order to secure an illicit advantage. If Harris really thinks that knowingly producing a fraudulent document to secure an illicit advantage isn't "outrageous," then perhaps she slept through her legal ethics courses."

Wow, having the government outright lie to put someone in prison doesn't seem to be a problem for the newest Senator from California. I think that speaks quite eloquently for her ethics and the kind of treatment the American people could expect to receive from an administration led by her.

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Sun Dec 3, 2017, 12:42 PM

1. she allowed mnuchin to slide on about 100,000 cases of fraud

but she does like keeping the privatized prisons full.

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