David Cole writes:
Most conspiracy guys live in constant fear of masked men in black helicopters “coming for them” in the middle of the night to silence them for knowing “the truth.” Now, of course the state “takes” innocent people all the time. But when it happens, it’s not because nefarious cabalists decide to silence an online truth-teller. Rather, it’s because some poor schmuck has been railroaded in a criminal trial by a corrupt or incompetent prosecutor. Since 1989, there have been over 2,040 (known) wrongly convicted, exonerated prisoners in the U.S., accounting for an astonishing 17,772 cumulative years lost due to prosecutorial misconduct, ineptness, or overzealousness. You have no reason to fear “them” because you recorded a YouTube video about how the Jews killed Adam West. You do need to fear the state if, God forbid, your name comes up during a criminal investigation being overseen by an overly ambitious DA.
And here’s the thing—in practically every case in which an innocent American was wrongly convicted, a jury made the call. In other words, it’s not all about the inept or corrupt prosecutor. A jury has to buy a false narrative in order for an innocent person to lose his freedom. So how does a prosecutor get twelve average saps to convict when there’s no actual evidence? Easy…just employ the same bullshit arguments conspiracy theorists use.