Draconian punishments for minor acts and politicized prosecutors have brought faith in the justice system crashing down.

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Everyone on both left and right these days is demanding rights—but not the earliest and most important one, the historic right to trial by a jury of one’s peers.

Today, over 90 percent of American defendants waive that right in favor of a prosecutor’s proposed plea bargain, because, as Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz notes in his new book Guilt by Association, they are warned that the penalty at the trial stage will be excessively higher.

read more at https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/why-americans-fear-trial-by-jury/

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