Comments on ‘Habeas Corpus”

Posted: July 1, 2008 by scaryhouse in Uncategorized

“Habeas Corpus — I’m not a lawyer, and I don’t want to be, but it means you can’t lock someone up without charging him or her. Habeas Corpus is one of the founding principles of our government, and it has been trounced on and violated by those people who now occupy the White House and the highest levels of office.”

Commentary by Ed Wells More trust needed in our Constitution – Rockford, IL – Rockford Register Star

There are several comments after the article that refer to Richard Wanke

  1. parchangelo says:

    There are several ways in which the violation of Richard’s 5th Amendment rights harm him: it deprives him of the enjoyment of his freedom during the few days left him prior to his sentencing hearing; he may also never end up being charged with murder if the authorities decide they lack the evidence to charge him (and it looks that way to me), and finally, locking him up prior to his sentencing hearing makes it very difficult for him to properly prepare for his very important sentencing hearing. His sentencing hearing was important before all this began, but proper preparation for it is even more important now after all the media hype accusing him of being a murderer. Instead of being able to arrange preparations for his sentencing hearing personally when so much more is at stake, he now has to rely upon the actions of his attorney, and we all know how busy attorneys are.


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