One case showing the problems of criminal law in America

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November 30, 2011
Classically Liberal
by CLS  
Posted in Commentary

"Edgar Coker was 15 when he had consensual sex with a girl one year younger than himself. The girl, however, terrified of her father, decided to claim she was raped. Edgar was arrested. And he was offered a deal. If he pled guilty his sentence would be much easier, but if he insisted on his innocence, even though he was innocent, he would be tried an adult. Prosecutors love to force people to ple[a]d guilty by holding threats over their heads -- and whether they really are guilty or not matters none to these petty bureaucrats wanting to become major bureaucrats." (11/29/11)  

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