From a civilian’s comment on this post about “John R.,” the anonymous Rochester, New York personal injury lawyer who dabbles in criminal defense and scoffs at the Bill of Rights:
I understand John R.’s position as it relates to United States of America jurisprudence. The legal system is heavily stacked in favor of the government especially when it deals with those citizens that have less than adequate means to support a good defense. . . . The court system is abrasive, callous and unsympathetic to those persons that find themselves caught in its web.
O, if only a person caught in the web of the criminal justice system could have someone on his side—someone who would stand ready to dedicate her wisdom, her intelligence, and her energy to trying to protect the accused from the system—a counterweight against the power of Government! Continue reading More on Submission in Federal Criminal Court