Coercion by the legal system, by the mind.

Just read an article on Classically Liberal that’s just astoundingly tragic and nearly unbelievable:

<> Four innocent men, one dead woman and a bad cop.

I challenge you to read it without dropping your jaw at least once. Bottom line: a prosecutor is denying all reason, logic, obvious and ridiculous mistakes in order to prosecute his original theory of a crime–despite the fact that all evidence points to another person. It’s a scenario that’s so absurd, so insane, that it’s almost impossible to believe. If it weren’t for the links to the evidence and documents, you have to just believe this is made up.

But last week I listened to a podcast on Point of Inquiry:

<> Carol Tavris – Mistakes Were Made

The guest is the author of Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts, where she talks about how rampant the reticence by the legal system is to admit mistakes and how people will completely close themselves up to admitting mistakes to the point of devolving into a world of absurdity in order to justify their errors in thinking.