Fruits of a Poisonous Tree

[col. writ. 6/10/16] © by Mumia Abu-Jamal In legal theory there is something known as ëthe -fruit-of-the-poisonous-treeí doctrine, which holds that an illegal search, arrest or interrogation poisons -or taints - all that follows, and as such, it may not be used in a prosecution. If that is so, what of America's failed and corrupt so-called Drug War, as poisoned a fruit as possible, born, as it was, from political lies meant to cover state attacks on radicals - especially Black radicals. The recent revelations of former [...]