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2021-07-12 Government Corruption
Judge Blasts DC Jail for Not Allowing Jan. 6 Capitol Defendant Access to Evidence
[THEEPOCHTIMES] A federal Washington D.C. judge faulted a district jail on Thursday for failing to provide evidence to a defendant who was arrested for allegedly being involved in the Jan. 6 Capitol breach and has been held there for months.

Jorden Mink, the defendant in the case, was indicted (pdf) on several federal charges, including destruction of government property and theft. Mink, who has pleaded not guilty
"Wudn't me."
, has been held in jail since January. Officials have alleged Mink used a baseball bat to smash windows at the Capitol and passed furniture through the smashed windows to the crowd outside.

"I can’t allow someone to sit in prison for this long without access to material," Judge Randolph Moss said at a court hearing on Thursday, saying the delay in evidence was "utterly unacceptable" and "not consistent with due process."

During the Thursday court hearing, prosecutors said they had given the evidence to the jail in May and didn’t understand why Mink hasn’t been able to obtain the documents. Mink was offered a plea deal, prosecutors noted, but they said he can’t decide on whether to accept the deal because he hasn’t seen the evidence against him.

Randolph ordered prosecutors to work with the jail to grant the defendant access to the evidence against him by the end of Thursday, reported CNN
...the organization formerly known as the Cable News Network. Now who knows what it might stand for...
. If Mink doesn’t gain access to the documents soon, the judge said, his detention may be reconsidered.

There have been other reports of Jan. 6 defendants not being able to gain access to evidence against them, essentially denying them due process under the Constitution’s Fifth Amendment. Prosecutors have suggested that due to the sheer number of arrests related to the incident, there have been delays.

So far, more than 500 defendants across nearly every U.S. state have been charged over the past six months over the Jan. 6 breach, according to the Department of Justice in early July.
Posted by Fred 2021-07-12 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [292 views ]  Top

#1 Have no Illusions America Under Biden is

Posted by George Thromp7786 2021-07-12 05:33||   2021-07-12 05:33|| Front Page Top

#2 Do we currently have an extradition treaty with D.C. ?
Posted by Besoeker 2021-07-12 07:30||   2021-07-12 07:30|| Front Page Top

#3 It's becoming clear that the court systems in DC will be the model for the US concerning conservatives if the left has it's way.
Posted by Vespasian Ebboting9735 2021-07-12 10:42||   2021-07-12 10:42|| Front Page Top

#4 I'm not a lawyer, but what ever happened to habeas corpus?
Posted by Tom 2021-07-12 11:03||   2021-07-12 11:03|| Front Page Top

#5 
Rigor Mortis set in so they had to bury the Habeus Corpus -- all happened on January 20 2021 you remember,
Biden - Harris Inauguration Day. - Be that way ever since....
Posted by Tarzan Whomotle6789 2021-07-12 11:21||   2021-07-12 11:21|| Front Page Top

#6 Habeas Corpus is suffering from Rigor Mortis.
-- catchy phrase, I must use this.
Posted by Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 2021-07-12 11:27||   2021-07-12 11:27|| Front Page Top

#7 I'm not a lawyer, but what ever happened to habeas corpus?

Wasn't it buried in Nisei internment camps?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2021-07-12 11:52||   2021-07-12 11:52|| Front Page Top

#8 Prosecutors have suggested that due to the sheer number of arrests related to the incident, there have been delays.

Non-prosecutors have suggested delays are due to prosecutorial corruption, incompetence, misfeasance, malfeasance, nonfeasance and dumbfeasance.
Posted by Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 2021-07-12 12:19||   2021-07-12 12:19|| Front Page Top

#9 Prosecutors have suggested that due to the sheer number of arrests related to the incident, there have been delays.

Didn't keep the 2017 rioters locked up that long before releasing them and then dropped all cases this January.

Read them the 'riot act'.
Posted by Procopius2k 2021-07-12 13:30||   2021-07-12 13:30|| Front Page Top

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