I've always known that our justice system in the U.S. isn't perfect. For almost that long I've recognized that it is more on the imperfect side than the prefect. Since then I've seen it functioning much more close up, and decided that when they call it the "criminal justice system", the word "criminal" is telling us the nature of the justice dispensed, not to whom it is dispensed.
But the depth of the reality of the situation, which makes us very vulnerable to becoming a full-fledged police state, was still alien to me. But here's a talk that opened my eyes even wider -- hopefully it will make everyone ask some deep questions: