Friday, December 28, 2007

Shower thoughts

If authorities are investigating a crime and find evidence that clears a person who's been wrongly imprisoned - BUUUT the evidence points to a person who's already been tried & found not guilty of the same crime - do they still press for the wrongfully incarcerated person to be released? Providing "double jeopardy" is still in effect?

Speaking of double jeopardy, I remember when that film came out, the commercials for it had that scene where Ashley "Bageyes" Judd tells her husband, "I could shoot you in the middle of Mardi Gras and no one would convict me," as she had already done time for killing her husband (she was framed). My first thoughts were, "No, maybe not for killing your husband, but for firing a gun in a populated area, unlawful possession of a handgun by an ex-felon, probably a parole violation ... but most certainly NOT the murder of your husband." Shitty, shitty movie, for which I'd only recommend watching it if you need help understanding the preceding statements made in this paragraph.

1 comment:

Rev. Joshua said...

I would imagine the innocent prisoner would be released even though they couldn't imprison the actual criminal. Ostensibly our Justice system doesn't require that somebody be imprisoned regardless of their culpability, but you could probably add variables such as Texas and black male prisoner/white female victim and get some fucked up results.