The Fourteenth Amendment of the US Constitution provides in relevant part: Nor shall any state deprive any person of life or property without due process of the law. The prosecutor’s job in a criminal prosecution is not to win a case, but to see that justice is done.
The dignity of the US government will not permit a conviction of any person on absolutely no evidence. This conviction is tainted and there can be no other result than to accord to petitioner all charges dropped.
The prosecutor either had reason to believe or in fact knew that there was absolutely no evidence to convict me. The state cannot now disclaim knowledge of knowing there was no evidence to convict me. The prosecutor ignored the facts before him. The sheriff dept. failed to disclose important facts. There was no evidence to convict an innocent man.
The due process law does not tolerate a prosecutor’s selective inattention to such significant facts. It required that he exercise good faith in prosecuting the case. Such good faith is not fulfilled when the prosecutor’s misconduct infects the entire trial.
The prosecutor imposes as well an affirmative duty to avoid even unintentional deception and misrepresentation and in filling that duty the prosecutor must undertake careful study of his case and exercise dilligence in it’s preparation, particularly when the prosecutor (Mike Sepic) is confronted with facts tending to cast doubt upon his case with absolutely no evidence. The prosecutor’s objective is justice - not that of a mere advocate. The goal of justice is hardly satisfied by anything less.
A criminal trial is not a sporting event nor a game of wits. A criminal trial is not a game in which the state function is to outwit and entrap it’s quarry. The state pursuit is justice, not destruction of a community.
Unfortunately, the Berrien County courthouse is a criminal enterprise led by Sterling Schrock, Mike Sepic, and Gail Freehling.
I was convicted without ANY evidence. When will the people say enough is enough?
Rev. Edward Pinkney
141 First St.
Coldwater, MI 49036