Just Another Day in the So-Called Free and Democratic
|The Supreme Court will consider whether to take up a case from Minnesota surrounding |
the collection of “booking fees.” Al Drago/The New York Times
It turns out the innocent until proven guilty concept in American justice is like almost every other ideal in
it really doesn’t exist.
That’s right, in
America you can be arrested and
later let go with no conviction yet still have to pay money. Whether or not this is legal will be argued
before the Supreme Court in January. The
practice is so deplorable that Ramsey county in Minnesota didn’t even file a brief in
support of their policy to charge anyone arrested a $25.00 fee even if they are
later released with no charges.
Surprisingly conservatives are on the side of justice this time, arguing against the policy. Anyone want to bet that at least a few conservatives on the Court won’t be on the side of justice? Anyone?