Check your warrants for arrest and make sure that you deal with them now
The jury system is supposed to be the best form of justice that you can get. By getting 12 ordinary people to determine guilty or not guilty we protect ourselves from possible corruption within the system itself, or do we? A man was recently found guilty of a rape that happened 16 years ago, by a jury in the UK that sent him to prison for 6 years. The only problem with this is that in my opinion, there was no proof that the defendant actually committed the offence. In fact there was no evidence to prove that he was even there when the incident happened or that if he was that he attacked the woman. There was no evidence to prove that an attack even took place. So how did a jury determine that he was guilty beyond all reasonable doubt?
“How could this happen?” I hear you say. You might rightly think that the innocent have nothing to fear from the law and that it could never happen to you? Well this case shows that this just isn’t true, it could happen to you which is why it is so important that you avoid getting arrested. Checking for arrest warrants regularly is one way of reducing your risk of becoming another mistake of justice.
If you are a man you should be afraid – be very afraid
Anyone who gets arrested in the UK now must submit to the police taking a sample of their DNA for entering onto the national DNA database. Many people believe that there is now a policy of arresting people for the sole reason of collecting DNA for the database. This policy can be seen in action when people get arrested for offenses that would only have warranted a telling off from a police officer 20 years ago.
This policy of arrest to collect DNA is spreading fast in the US and it looks like it will overtake the UK database very soon. On the face of it you have nothing to worry about unless you have committed a crime but this is far from reality I’m afraid.
Does a DNA match mean that you are guilty? It seems that it does
The UK case that I am referring to was an alleged rape of a woman which happened 16 years before the defendant was arrested and his DNA taken. The DNA sample was matched to the that found on the alleged victim when she reported the incident to the police 16 years earlier.
This makes the defendant a suspect and he accepted that he must have had a one night stand with the alleged victim but he has no memory of either the event nor the woman. He was very insistent that he could not have committed this crime because he knows that he has never raped anyone. He would have remembered the event had he done so. I know that I would have.
Experts testified that the DNA sample could have been deposited at any time up to 3 days before the alleged incident. No evidence to place the defendant at the scene was produced and the defendant was never identified as the attacker. There wasn’t even any proof that there was any attack on the woman at all.
These are the only facts that are known in the case and the jury were instructed that they must find the defendant innocent if they were not absolutely certain that he committed the offence. The jury were also told that the alleged victim had claimed to be the victim of rape on 2 previous occasions, she had a drug habit and none of the prosecution witnesses could agree on vital facts.
The defendant had never before been in trouble with the police for any offence and was of good standing in the community with a partner and 2 adorable small children.
Can you trust a jury?
Why did all 12 members of the jury decide that he was guilty beyond all reasonable doubt? In my opinion they did not base their decision on the facts which was their job. Instead they voted with emotion after hearing the prosecution make up a fictitious story about how the defendant committed the offence. This story had no basis in fact at all.
Don’t get arrested on a warrant – Keep your DNA to yourself
Don’t believe the lie that the innocent have nothing to fear from the law. You and I have a lot to fear. In fact I now fear the justice system more than I fear the criminals. My advice to you is to avoid getting arrested. If they don’t collect your DNA then they can’t match you to a cold case with such ease.
Avoid the police whenever you can. Don’t let them even see you. If they can’t see you then they can’t arrest you. Check for warrants for arrest regularly and deal with them as quickly as you can. This will avoid getting arrested unexpectedly on a routine traffic stop or when the police call at your home with the warrant. You can check for arrest warrants using a public records investigations web site. The peace of mind this can give you is worth far more than the small fee that they will charge you.
Author: Steve Gee