• if its revenge'
  • Especially when it is getting involved with a wonderful lady.
  • YES, every single time as long as it's not too vicious
  • Not really. Sometimes you have lost too much by the time justice is done.
  • Sometimes it is, sometimes it's not.
  • Justice is never sweet. If is a bitter, bitter fruit, especially when you are a Juror, any you have to decide the fate of one of your fellow men, or women, if you prefer. The reason I say this is all too often prosecutors and judges nowadays seem to be trying to fill a quota or something, caring less about justice, and more about sending someone, anyone, to prison, regardless of guilt or innocence. The perfect example of this being the case of David Camm. It's been a while since I reviewed this case, but I am still rather certain I got all the facts right. You are free to look it up. Anyway, David Camm was a police officer, and on September 28, 2000, was with 11 church friends playing basketball, when his mother and daughter was murdered. Despite having 11 good, honest men saying that he hadn't left at all during the time his wife and daughter were murdered, the prosecutor became convinced Camm was guilty after only two days. So in addition to coming home to find his wife and daughter shot to death in their family garage, he was now being accused of a most heinous crime, but the worst was yet to come. The worst was yet to come for Camm and BOTH families. You see, Camm's case had the unique distinction of his wifes family believing he was innocent too. So both families tried to defend him, but the prosecutors office came up with completely false accusations against Camm with no evidence to back them up, but they were so heinous that the Jury reached an emotional verdict, finding him guilty. What are these allegations, you wonder? Well, I don't remember all the allegations, but I know that there was no evidence and no witnesses to back any of them, but I can name a few. One thing the prosecutor in the case told the Jury, was that David Camm had been molesting his daughter, and that his wife was going to leave him. This was just not true. David Camm had come clean about a brief fling with another woman to his wife, and according to his wifes family, he regretted it, and they were working through it. She told her family he had a brief affair and that they were working it out, and that he regretted that decision. She did not tell her family she was leaving David, nor did she say he was raping their daughter. Moreover, there was absolutely zero physical damage to that little girl to indicate that she had ever been raped. No evidence, no witnesses, no physical sign of rape, but still the prosecutor made the accusation. The second false accusation made by the prosecution in the first trial was that he had large life-insurance policies on his wife and daughter, which never existed. There were no life-insurance policies, and David Camm had no financial gain from his wife and daughters murder. In addition to this, the Judge, at the prosecutions request, ordered an unidentified palm print, with fingerprints, and additional DNA evidence suggesting another killer suppressed. It took years, after Camm had been convicted, for the two families to force the DNA evidence and the fingerprint evidence to be ran against the national database of violent offenders. And they got a match on both the DNA and fingerprints, a man man by the name or Charles Boney, a career criminal with a foot fetish. So, David Camms first conviction was overturned, and it seemed like the justice system was finally going to work, only it didn't. As soon as David Camm was released, he was re-arrested. You see, because the original prosecutor had done such a hack job of an investigation, and because such crucial evidence was suppressed, if they did not re-convict David Camm they'd be in for a really hefty lawsuit, so this was a financial maneuver, not about justice at all. The prosecutor went as far as trying to explain away how the DNA evidence got there, but the fingerprints could not be shaken off that easily, and finally they decided that Boney was an accomplice, and that Camm killed his wife and daughter. Boney, a career violent offender, took a plea deal in order to get the death penalty taken off the table for him. So he testified against Camm in the second trial. Suppressed this time was Boney's criminal history. Furthermore, the Judge ordered the prosecution not to speak of the unfounded accusations, including the molestation, but the prosecutor ignored that ruling and went ahead and brought it up again, and made the second Jury think he was a rapist. Again, eleven honest men testified in Camms behalf, saying he never left their church basketball game, and again the prosecutor made the case enough about emotions to re-convict David Camm a second time. And now, David Camms family, and the family of his wife, are all ridiculously in debt from trying to get justice, and an innocent man is still sitting in prison. Can anyone read all this and not agree when I say justice if just bitter?

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