Chicago, IL—Retired Bolingbrook police sergeant Drew Peterson has been kept behind bars with a staggering $20 million bail requirement for nearly four years without a trial or even a future trial date. He’s been convicted of nothing and has been denied any right to a speedy trial. Now we can question if he will ever see a fair trial.
Today the Illinois Court of Appeals has made a historic ruling that allows hearsay evidence to be admitted into a criminal trial. That is a troubling sign of where this nation is headed.
I can’t help but see this as a step into Germany’s judicial history 1933-1945. Trials in America are becoming nothing less than a sham designed to convict anyone of anything.
I don’t care what anyone’s opinion is about Drew Peterson’s guilt or innocence. This decision will affect you or someone you love sooner or later. This is nothing short of frightening.
People are ignorant and ignorance is bliss until they or a family member is caught of in our Police State with a pretend Bill of Rights.
This ruling is despicable and tyrannical. These judges must be removed from the bench for violating their sacred oaths to protect and defend the Constitution.
Our founding fathers created a judicial system wherein judges protected the accused from government tyranny. Today some judges are a part of the tyranny.
The decision will allow people with a financial interest in a conviction against Drew Peterson to tell the court and jury what they claim Stacy Peterson and Kathleen Savio told them about things allegedly said by Drew Peterson. This is un-American.
Joel Brodsky who is Peterson's lead lawyer said the following:
The appelllate court said in its opinin that:
"We do not mean to suggest, however, that the circuit court is required to
admit those eight statements during the trial. Rather, we merely hold that
the statements are admissible under Rule of Evidence 804(b)( 5) and should
be admitted under that rule unless the circuit court finds they are
"The statements are not admissible on several other grounds and we have the
motions to exclude this evidence prepared and ready to go."
This victory may be short lived for other reasons.
Peterson Appelate Ruling Hearsay