The United States: A Country Without Mercy
// / Paul Craig Roberts
17-Dec-2008 (one comment)

The United States: A Country Without Mercy

By Paul Craig Roberts

December 16, 2008 "Information Clearinghouse" -- The Christmas season is a time to remember the unfortunate, among whom are those who have been wrongly convicted.

In the United States, the country with the largest prison population in the world, the number of wrongly convicted is very large. Hardly any felony charges are resolved with trials. The vast majority of defendants, both innocent and guilty, are coerced into plea bargains. Not only are the innocent framed, but the guilty as well. It is quicker and less expensive to frame the guilty than to convict them on the evidence.

Many Americans are wrongfully convicted, because they trust the justice system. They naively believe that police and prosecutors are moved by evidence and have a sense of justice. The trust they have in authorities makes them easy victims of a system that has no moral conscience and is untroubled by the injustice it perpetrates.

Lt. William Strong, son of a military family, tired of his wife’s unfaithfulness and filed for divorce. The unfaithful wife retaliated by accusing Strong of rape. There was no evidence of rape, but Strong was deceived into a plea bargain. Once Strong entered a plea, he was double-crossed and given 60 years. >>>

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Farhad Kashani

How brainwashed can you be

by Farhad Kashani on

How brainwashed can you be to make this outrageous claim that U.S has no mercy??


Yeah, a country that is the biggest donor of foreign aid, a country that is spending billions fighting disease in Africa and elsewhere, a country that is in the forefront of helping disaster struck areas around the world including in Islamic countries, a country that has been in the forefront of promoting democratic values and assisting numerous countries achieve democracy, a country that has a legal system that allows even people like Salim Hamdan file lawsuit against the most powerful in this country, a country that has opened its doors to millions of people fleeing oppression and poverty from all over the world, including the hypocrite who posted this “propaganda piece”……all that and more, and this un-Iranians calls U.S “no mercy”.