So many Americans still think that law enforcement, such as the FBI, are always looking out to do the right thing, and we aren’t suggesting that there aren’t many law abiding and honorable folks working in these positions. But it doesn’t take many examples for a person to realize that the system is broken and ripe for abuse.
Take, for example, the story of Joseph Burrell, a 31-year old Minnesota man who spent almost three months in jail on felony drug possession charges for having… wait for it… vitamins.
Yes, the police set a $250,000 bail for Burrell for carrying his own vitamins. To make matters worse, the police waited a month after his incarceration to send the samples off for testing, and, then, the lap waited a month after they tested the samples to send the report back to police. Then, what did police do? Burrell says:
“I had been sitting in the jail since November with my bail set at $250,000[…]. Then, two days before trial, they dropped the charges and let me go.”
They locked a man up on bogus charges for three months, and then try to cover it up by quietly letting him go before the trial.
Think it can’t happen here in America? It just happened to this innocent man.