To read Wagener’s narrative of trying to get some information on this case, see this post
Soviet Justice in the United States
Daniel C. Fisher
In the now-defunct Soviet Union, thousands, perhaps millions were detained and imprisoned for extended periods of time without charge, without trial, without due process. Rightfully so, we decried this practice as barbaric and unjust. We stamped our feet and shook our fists and called it the â€œEvil Empireâ€.
However, it appears that the same policies and practices are alive and well in California. I refer to the case of William Joseph Christopher of San Jose, California. While there have been several highly publicized cases of wrongful conviction recently, this particular case seems to have slid under the public radar. While we all know or at least suspect that people are held for extended lengths of time illegally and without charge or conviction, how does six years strike you?