FCPUNX:The Real Bell Issue / Re: Bell, etc

James A. Donald jamesd at echeque.com
Wed Aug 20 09:41:37 PDT 1997

At 11:21 AM 8/19/97 -0700, Tim May wrote:
> > So, I disagree with Duncan's apparent point that it's too bad the Bell case
> > didn't go to trial. I'm convinced Bell would have been convicted on most or
> > all charges. Hardly a test case for anything important.

At 05:56 PM 8/19/97 -0400, Duncan Frissell wrote:
> But the charges were minor stuff.  Under the Federal sentencing guidelines he 
> wouldn't have gotten much if convicted. 

Federal sentencing guidelines are irrelevant in political cases.  

For example the survivors of the Waco massacre were found guilty 
of trivial technicalities, and then sentenced as if they had been
found guilty of murdering federal agents.  All appeals have been

Indeed it appears to be standard practice, that if a political
criminal is charged with both trivial crimes of which he (and
everyone else) is guilty, and extremely serious crimes, of which
he is obviously innocent, he will be convicted on the trivia, and
sentenced on the accusations.
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