Improving the Legal System

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    If you could do one thing that in your opinion would improve our legal system, what would that be? :eusa_think:
     
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    Fire 88% of the lawyers? j/k

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    Make parents accountable for juvenile crime.
     
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    I would change the exclusionary rule "which holds that evidence collected or analyzed in violation of the defendant's constitutional rights is sometimes inadmissible for a criminal prosecution in a court of law."

    New evidentiary rules:

    1. All evidence collected can and should be used in the search for innocence or guilt.

    2. Any action by an investigator in acquiring said evidence which is judged to be unconstitutional should result in criminal or police department actions which could result in repriimand, fines, suspension, firing and/or prison for the actor.

    3. All police should be required to have liability insurance for said actions, and should be liable in civil suits.
     
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    I have to disagree with you on this one. I think this would do far more harm than good. I agree that all evidence collected should be used to search for innocence, but I prefer to keep the safeguard in place that protects people from illegal search and seizure.
     
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    I would eliminate mandatory sentencing laws of any kind.

    I prefer a system that acknowledges and accepts that every situation is different and judgement is subjective.
     
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    Bring back grand jury indictments for all felony charges, in EVERY state and EVERY incident.

    Oh and you said one.. but I have another, sorry-

    Arm all citizens, therefore decreasing the need for police.
     
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    There are, of course, no such studies, but in your opinion- based on observations and human natlure, what effect would my protocol have on
    a) the actions of career police officers
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    b) the belief in the legal sytem by the public
     
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    Hey, hey, hey-

    Did you say "arm citizens"???

    I live in the People's Democratic Republic of New York: you made

    Senator Chuck Schumer spin like the dervish that he is!

    BTW, welcome to the board.
     
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    it breaks the Constitution PC.

    That should end the discussion of that option right there, no?

    Unless you think we can get the necessary votes to amend the constitution, taking away this protection from illegal search and seizure?


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