Hacker News new | past | comments | ask | show | jobs | submit login

And what if you can't obtain that evidence because the person in possession won't hand it over? What if your only 'witness' is a corporate entity? What if your witness just doesn't like cops? Probably a hundred more scenarios I can't come up with at the moment.

In your world guilty parties walk because the state has no power to make anyone do anything. Everything is based upon the prosecutor being Sherlock Holmes and always finding exactly what they need. The real world doesn't work that way.




I have a really hard time believing that the vast majority of convictions depend on uncooperative witness testimony.


Who ever said "vast majority"?


"Everything is based upon the prosecutor being Sherlock Holmes and always finding exactly what they need."

Are the italicized qualifiers intended to mean something other than that?




Applications are open for YC Winter 2020

Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | Legal | Apply to YC | Contact

Search: