Thursday, October 19, 2017


If you must drive through South Carolina, get in and out as fast as you can, drive under the speed limit and if you are not white – good luck!

October 12, New York Times reported on a homeless man caught in the perverted legal system that exist in South Carolina.   The article is provoking enough, but the paragraph that caught my attention stated that in South Carolina cops can act as prosecutors in court against an accused and judges are not required to have a college degree.  

“He is at the mercy of the South Carolina municipal courts, an idiosyncratic system in which police officers serve as prosecutors, judges are not required to have college degrees, and public defenders are often absent.”

What the fuck?
We are in the twenty-first century, aren't we?
Perhaps, not in South Carolina!
the Ol'Buzzard


  1. I have a Canadian lawyer friend who moved to the USA for about 15 years, requalified down there and practiced law. She says the American justice system is batshit crazy. The big difference is that in Canada, she can more or less predict the outcome of a case within reasonable limits but in the US, it's a total friggin' crap shoot because of the fact that judges are elected, not appointed by merit like they are in Canada. It allows all kinds of completely unqualified yahoos to sit on the bench and they decide things, not by the law, but in order to appeal to their voting base and get re-elected.


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