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Would you plant evidence to help convict someone?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Dirty_Zulu, Jun 29, 2005.

  1. Dirty_Zulu

    Dirty_Zulu IncGamers Member

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    Would you plant evidence to help convict someone?

    Suppose you're the detective working on a case which is your second time trying to help convict a guy of a crime. The guy's rich and has access to the A-team of lawyers. You're certain he might get away again to commit more crime.

    Would you plant evidence? Would you do it if it's murder or rape?
     
  2. Amra

    Amra IncGamers Member

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    I would not.
     
  3. Garbad_the_Weak

    Garbad_the_Weak IncGamers Member

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    No.

    In the end, lawyers don't make that much difference btw. The whole system is based on the idea that lawyers will negate each other while clearing away the other crap, leaving only the facts.

    Garbad
     
  4. DrunkPotHead

    DrunkPotHead IncGamers Member

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    I think lawyers multiply rather than negate their powers. I wouldn't plant evidence though.
     
  5. Suicidal Zebra

    Suicidal Zebra IncGamers Member

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    I also would not.
     
  6. Dirty_Zulu

    Dirty_Zulu IncGamers Member

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    If only our DA's are competent. Throw enough money at the system and you can get off clean. ie. MJ, OJ, etc...

    I'd do it if it would save another life.
     
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    Garbad_the_Weak IncGamers Member

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    The average DA has a 98% conviction rate or so. I call that fairly competent. And OJ was about race and burden of proof, not about money. MJ I haven't looked at the case to see but I imagine its all burden of proof.

    And thank god that burden of proof is there. Just imagine how much it would suck if you were guilty unless proven innocent beyond a reasonable doubt.

    Garbad
     
  8. Anakha1

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    No. Because I will not disregard the law in order to uphold it. It would make me as bad as the person I'm trying to get convicted.
     
  9. skihard

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    Well IF I knew that the person in question was 100% guilty then yes………….But if I new this then would I really need to plant evidence? IF I had the evidence to know he was 100% guilty then I would have the evidence to prove it to others would I not???? So boiling it down I would not because doing so could be the cause to prove an innocent person guilty. I think the only exception to this would be if Criminal A had Witness B killed by Hitman C, still I would then have to find Hitman C.
     
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    *applauds*

    Well put, sir.
     
  11. jmervyn

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    I tend to agree, though this question is a toughie. If the scenario was more along the lines of, say, I saw Jacko on a 12-year-old, and I'd be planting evidence to try ensuring his conviction, yeah I'd probably do it. But if it was something I didn't personally know was completely true, I wouldn't be able to per Anaka's thinking.
     

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