Facts On The Criminal Justice System In The U.S.A

  1. Conviction of the innocent is regular –

Research shows that an estimate as high as 2.3 to 5 percent of the total prisoners in the U.S have been convicted wrongly.  That is, an approximate of 46000 innocent people being put behind bars. In other words, 1 of every 25 people is being sentenced for a crime they didn’t commit.


  1. The testimony of an eyewitness doesn’t hold much weightage –


Although eyewitnesses are necessary to hold up a case in court, it is not the most significant deciding factor for the verdict. This is so because eyewitnesses can easily be manipulated into citing whatever they are told to.


  1. Forensic is not full proof –

Today, the whole process of testing and analyzing the DNA is considered one of the most reliable forensic tool. But in many cases DNA samples and other scientific evidence have been tampered with, thereby resulting in manipulated results.

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  1. The innocent sometimes confess to crimes not committed –

It is human nature to admit to things, regardless of whether they do it or not when intimidated. Sometimes coercion can get the best of us. When you are locked up in the prison cell and abused both verbally and physically, you give in to avoid further torture. A large number of people in prison undergo this deception, and this ends in long years of jail for no fault of theirs except for giving in to the pressure of the authorities.


  1. Ignorance of the law is used as an excuse

Year after year a number of laws have been passed without much awareness about any of them, thereby keeping most people in the dark. Many times, ignorance of the law in place can land you in legal trouble that you did not intend to be in in the first place. Therefore, in cases where the defendant is charged with violating a law that was newly put in place, these individuals are given the right to assert their ignorance of the law as a defense to avoid any uncalled for punishment.



  1. Insanity is not always a safe ground –

Insanity and mental disturbances have almost always been an excuse to get out of otherwise definitely punishable offenses. However, as per studies, the insanity defense is used in less than 1% of all the court cases and also when used, it has a success rate of only 26%. Defeating a criminal charge by using self-proclaimed insanity both temporary and permanent as a means to get yourself out of trouble is quite a typical story line in most of the American soap operas. However, when it comes to real-world scenarios I instead you opt to plea bargain.

Home Improvement

Cheap Home Improvement Hacks

  1. Refurbish Leather –

While leather can be quite ravishing when you newly purchase it, it is not quite a sit when it starts wearing out. Although there isn’t much you can do to prevent the wearing out of this material you can try and refurbish it to some extent. So when your leather couch or chair begins showing scuff marks get rid of them by rubbing them using a simple pencil cap eraser or a regular eraser.


  1. Tub Scratches –

The enamel of the bathtubs is often prey to surface damages due to regular use. What you can do to eliminate these scratches is clean the damaged area with a cotton ball moistened using alcohol and leave it to dry.



  1. Clean up marks ( Crayon ) –

Many houses tend to have pencil and crayon marks on the walls, and especially so when there are families with children residing in the home. You can use rubber cement to covers up there marks and get back a brand new wall. Cover these marks with rubber cement and let it dry out before rolling off the rubbery glue.


  1. Turn your old carpet new –

In the case of a burnt rug, all you have to do is cut out the burnt fibers using a pair of scissors. Post this, apply rubber cement to patch up the hole using a toothpick. Then cover the ends of a matching carpet fiber using rubber cement and fill them in to the hole. Draw up the tuffs upright utilizing a pin and then once the patch is dry blend out the tuffs onto the carpet using the pin.

Squeaky stairs


  1. Squeaky stairs –

Nobody wants a squicky stair or door to annoy them and deprive them of their precious sleep. So the simplest way to put an end to a squeaky stair is to scrape pencil lead onto the seam where the flat part of the step and riser of the stair meet. This requires frequent reapplication as it will wear off quickly.


  1. Polish your suede –

Suede shoes and bags require regular maintenance to prevent stains and marks from ruining the texture. Use a simple eraser to remove any marks and stains and in addition to that also fluff up the fibers to bring it back to shape.


  1. Remove paint stains –

Paint stains are quite common in most houses. The impact is the worst when the walls are white.  For this purpose, use liquid correction to paint over any stains and marks to refurbish the wall. To further give it its original glossy finish, it is a good idea to cover this correction fluid with some clear nail polish.


  1. Crayon Fix your furniture –

Furniture such as sofa legs and others that are damaged due to scratches caused by your pet or your kids can now easily be redone using a crayon. All you need is a crayon that matches the shade of your furniture, and you need to run this over the parts that are scraped of the polishing.