Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Feds drop "weak" case

This is an example of why the grand jury is such a waste.  There is no check on the government from the grand jury and it is simply used as a way to investigate.  From Paula McMahon:
Federal prosecutors are dropping the criminal case against a man accused of issuing a Facebook threat to "exterminate" gay people in South Florida, according to a court document filed Tuesday.
The decision to drop the case against Craig Jungwirth comes about six weeks after prosecutors publicly acknowledged in court that the evidence against him was "weak."
Jungwirth, 50, of Orlando and formerly of Wilton Manors, has been jailed since early September.
He was arrested on allegations that he posted an online threat that read, in part: "None of you deserve to live. If you losers thought the Pulse nightclub shooting was bad, wait till you see what I'm planning for Labor Day."


Anonymous said...

You think the state system is any better? ASAs are 1 woman grand juries except in death cases.

The guy being held no bond on that quote is what is fucked up. Who was the mag that issued the detention order?

Anonymous said...

Would the system be better with no federal grand juries? And if you think it would, start a movement to amend the constitution. I guess (some) defense attorneys like the Fifth Amendment except for the first and perhaps last provisions? Who needs just compensation, right?