The Trial of Investigative Reporter Christopher Bollyn
June 29, 2007
Christopher Bollyn Speaks Out
On His Failed Attempt to Obtain Justice
A positive and substantial result of this sordid affair is that it has separated the wheat from the chaff; it has clearly distinguished friend from foe. Determining friend from foe among the patriot community and in the 9-11 truth movement is essential and my case has done exactly that. Click here to read on.
A Salem Witch Trial, Part I
By Linda Shelton, PhD, MD, Independent Court Observer
"This conviction was for the sole purpose of destroying the credibility of Mr. Bollyn and retaliating against his controversial reporting on issues of the day."
Read about Dr. Shelton's observations of the trial here
A Salem Witch Trial, Part II
Travesty of Justice
"To me the trial seemed like a crucifixion of someone with alternative views and had almost nothing to do with assault or resisting arrest.
"In this country one cannot be legally convicted based on gross defamation of the defendant, denigration of the defendant’s character without basis, and mis-characterization of the evidence presented.
"This is what has happened in the Bollyn case, making it a travesty of justice. The defendant was so thoroughly defamed and denigrated without basis that this highly prejudiced the jury into ignoring the evidence."
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Read about her own Witch Trial here
"Anatomy of Assassination of Character and Prosecutorial Misconduct"
US Juries Get Verdict Wrong In One of Six Cases: Study
So much for US justice: juries get the verdict wrong in one out of six criminal cases and judges don't do much better, a new study has found. And when they make those mistakes, both judges and juries are far more likely to send an innocent person to jail than to let a guilty person go free, according to an upcoming study out ofNorthwestern University.
"Those are really shocking numbers," said Jack Heinz, a law professor at Northwestern who reviewed the research of his colleague Bruce Spencer, a professor in the statistics department. Click here to read the full article.
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Try me, good King, but let me have a Lawful Trial,
and let not my sworn Enemies sit as my Accusers and Judges;
yes, let me receive an open Trial,
for my Truth shall fear no open shame.
From a Letter of Anne Boleyn
to Henry VIII