June 03, 2009

Thanks, ACLU! Thanks, AP!

Feeling the love in the Washington Post:

Nationwide, public defender offices are in crisis

"If you can't afford an attorney, and you fall into the criminal justice system, you are really, really screwed," said (paralegal) Demetrius Thomas of the New York American Civil Liberties Union...

1 Comment:

Anonymous said...

You would think they could have found a more sympathetic case than a woman who smuggled drugs into prison and "wishes she had been given a ticket instead of six months in prison."

I'm sure there are tons of people who wish they had been given a ticket instead of getting convicted of a felony. Why not profile someone who claims factual innocence?

Also, I note that any mention of her choice to plead guilty is conspicuously absent from the piece.