March 12, 2012

Crash the Justice System

NYT op-ed:

The system of mass incarceration depends almost entirely on the cooperation of those it seeks to control. If everyone charged with crimes suddenly exercised his constitutional rights, there would not be enough judges, lawyers or prison cells to deal with the ensuing tsunami of litigation. Not everyone would have to join for the revolt to have an impact; as the legal scholar Angela J. Davis noted, “if the number of people exercising their trial rights suddenly doubled or tripled in some jurisdictions, it would create chaos.”
I could not agree more. You first, though.

(via Instapundit.)

Posted by Dr. Frank at March 12, 2012 07:07 PM

Not this Angela Davis? Sweet Black Angel?

Posted by: josh at March 13, 2012 05:19 PM

Not the same Angie, but I wondered about that too at first.

Posted by: Dr. Frank at March 13, 2012 06:06 PM