Sixth Amendment to the Constitution.
Proposed amendment: "Except in the Bronx, New York."
The NY Times continues it profile of the broken justice system in the Bronx: Justice Denied.
The article follows the experience of one Iraq war veteran who was arrested fro possession of marijuana who was innocent and did not want to accept a plea:
The whole system had made it clear, he said, that if he pleaded guilty, he would not have to keep coming to court. But he had turned down a string of ever-sweeter plea offers over 15 months after his arrest in August 2011. “I said: ‘No. Why would I do that? I am not guilty.’ ...
And therein lies the rub.
See You In Court.