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11 Jan 2022, 2:07 pm

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. . . the former defendant must petition that court for a separate declaration of "Innocent".  "Not Guilty" means a person can be tried more than once for the same crime if new evidence is discovered, such as a previously unknown cellphone video clearly showing the defendant committing the crime.
That's new to me. Is this a US thing or something?
Must be . . . although repeated trials are often held in third-world countries until a conviction is made.



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11 Jan 2022, 2:17 pm

Fnord wrote:
Nades wrote:
Fnord wrote:
. . . the former defendant must petition that court for a separate declaration of "Innocent".  "Not Guilty" means a person can be tried more than once for the same crime if new evidence is discovered, such as a previously unknown cellphone video clearly showing the defendant committing the crime.
That's new to me. Is this a US thing or something?
Must be . . . although repeated trials are often held in third-world countries until a conviction is made.


It appears it's the same in the UK too but the threshold is very high, only for murder and naturally a case concluded in court is never revisited anyway.



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11 Jan 2022, 2:23 pm

Nades wrote:
Fnord wrote:
Nades wrote:
Fnord wrote:
. . . the former defendant must petition that court for a separate declaration of "Innocent".  "Not Guilty" means a person can be tried more than once for the same crime if new evidence is discovered, such as a previously unknown cellphone video clearly showing the defendant committing the crime.
That's new to me. Is this a US thing or something?
Must be . . . although repeated trials are often held in third-world countries until a conviction is made.
It appears it's the same in the UK too but the threshold is very high, only for murder and naturally a case concluded in court is never revisited anyway.
In a way, it makes sense for prosecutors to invoke Double Jeopardy when new evidence is discovered after an acquittal.  However, the new trial might have to be brought by a higher court in order to avoid declaring a mistrial -- similar to the appeals process for defendants.



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11 Jan 2022, 11:33 pm

The George Floyd and Ahmed Arbery prosecutions have now opened the door to a slew of other cases involving white police officers (particularly in the south) killing unarmed black people.

One in particular shows the police operate a mafia type operation in the south when it comes to using lethal force in handling black motorists
(warning: the content is very disturbing).