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Dorothee

Dorothee
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A Friend Asked Me To Bring This Up

A Friend Asked Me To Bring This Up

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June 20, 2010
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Cranesville Swamp

Cranesville Swamp

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I Like Movies And Books That Cheer People Up (Here I took a photo of my favorite-DVD!) As The Iberian Lynx Isn't Critically Endangered Anymore, But The Darwin's Fox Still Is, I Decided To Replace The Old Photo By A Photo Showing A Darwin's Fox! My Favorite Singers Are Daniel Boys And David Archuleta - I Still Find This Picture I Drew Kind Of Cheesy!

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| 04:38 PM Mar 21 2018

WobblyJoe

United States

I think that is what happened with OJ. He wound up losing everything he owned and then was jailed for years on a very questionable cause in a later case. He was found not guilty of murder but still lost everything and served years in prison.
Yes, Oklahoma does.
We knew that would happen when German companies stopped selling injection drugs based on their own perceptions of intended use.
Oklahoma also still allows hanging and firing squads.
It’s still better than Zyklon, but not much.

| 11:31 AM Mar 16 2018

Dorothee

Germany

“Imagine a nation where the government could continue trying to convict a citizen until they succeed.
It would be the difference between a fully staged play and improvisational theater. Eventually the rehearsal will pay off and a jury will believe the smooth, well-told story with it’s flaws concealed by practice.”
Hmmm…Yes, Joe, that would be bad. Also I don’t think you are wrong saying that they should gather enough evidence against the convicted person BEFORE they go to court. However this may not be possible in some cases as some pieces of evidence don’t show up until years later. I think it’s only human that in a case like this people want another trial.
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News: “Tagesschau” says that Oklahoma (USA) now uses nitrat-gas in their executions.

| 12:07 AM Mar 12 2018

WobblyJoe

United States

It is the same here.
This seems bad when hardened criminals go free, but seems good when the innocent people go free.
The idea of laws like ours and probably ‘Ne bis in idem’ is to ensure that “the prosecutor” doesn’t bring people into court at all unless there is enough actual evidence for the reasonable jury to think that the crime was committed by that criminal.
Imagine a nation where the government could continue trying to convict a citizen until they succeed.
It would be the difference between a fully staged play and improvisational theater. Eventually the rehearsal will pay off and a jury will believe the smooth, well-told story with it’s flaws concealed by practice.
If the government has no responsibility for having enough evidence to convict a person before they go to court, then suspicion will soon become “enough” to begin a process of repeated trials until a conviction is obtained.
OJ Simpson’s case might be a good example of some of the problems with that law, and how society dealt with those problems.

| 09:27 AM Mar 10 2018

Dorothee

Germany

In Germany one can not be charged twice for the same crime. That means, once a murderer is acquitted he can never be charged again for his act. Not even if there is new, clear evidence against him. (‘Ne bis in idem’ is what this law is called.)
Today when I went to visit Maria, a good friend of mine, in Stuttgart I saw two boys – at least they looked young enough to be high school students – standing by the central train station. In his hands one held a petition they claimed to have written alone. They wanted to collect enough signatures for the German Bundestag to eliminate this law as it already allowed for hardened criminals to go free.

| 12:56 PM Mar 09 2018

Dorothee

Germany

Seeing how chaotic the situation often is at red traffic lights in Reutlingen in Baden-Wuerttemberg in Germany the German newspaper “GEA” now interviewed a member of the fire brigade on how car drivers standing at a stop light should react if an ambulance car or a fire truck is approaching. He says that even at a red traffic light they should build a rescue route – and that already when traffic begins to stagnate…At the latest, however, when sirens are heard from behind or blue light is visible in the rearview mirror! Basically, the left lane goes to the left, all others to the right. That’s how the so-called rescue-route works. If you are exactly at the red traffic light when emergency vehicles are approaching from behind, it is also justified to move slowly and carefully into the intersection.

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