Re: law enforcement for profit

From: Zero Powers (
Date: Sat May 06 2000 - 02:50:20 MDT

>From: "Michael S. Lorrey" <>

> > >Hearsay evidence must be corroborated by eyewitness testimony or other
> > >material evidence. Charges based solely on hearsay are not even
> > >indictable charges.
> >
> > That is simply false. The only burden hearsay evidence faces is being
> > admitted into evidence in the first place. Once it clears that hurdle,
> > it can, it is given the same weight as any other admissible evidence and
> > absolutely *can* be the basis of an indictment.
>And as I said, hearsay evidence can only be admitted if it corroborates
>existing material and eyewitness testimony, and even then it is only
>admissibly under certain circumstances (deathbed confessions, for
>instance). As I saidk, without such evidence, hearsay cannot support an
>indictment. If you think different, show me a legal citation that says

Where *do* you get this stuff from?

If you want to learn what the law *really* is, check out Federal Rules of
Evidence, Rule 803:[jump!3A!27rule803!27]/doc/{@252}?


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