Accountability – that is what is lacking from political careers. A politician can get away with conduct that a private citizen would go to jail and never get out if they did the same thing.
USA Today just published a story about Nino Lyons, who was exonerated of drug trafficking charges for which he was convicted in 2001. It’s a very “telling” article. Here is the lead-in to the story:
“For more than a week in 2001, the jurors listened to one witness after another, almost all of them prison inmates, describe how Lyons had sold them packages of cocaine. One said that Lyons, who ran clothing shops and nightclubs around Orlando, even tried to hire him to kill two drug suppliers.
But the federal prosecutors handling the case did not let the jury hear all the facts.
Instead, the prosecutors covered up evidence that could have discredited many of Lyons’ accusers. They never revealed that a convict who claimed to have purchased hundreds of pounds of cocaine from Lyons struggled even to identify his photograph. And they hid the fact that prosecutors had promised…
View original post 117 more words