Three Felonies a Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent (Encounter Broadsides)

Author: Harvey A. Silverglate
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by xenophonf   2020-02-24
It comes from this book about prosecutorial overreach:

It's not without its criticisms:

by easyfrag   2017-08-19
There's an interesting book that I've read about, but haven't picked up yet, called "Three Felonies A Day". It discusses the selective enforcement of vague statutes and the incredible number of said statutes.
by Zikes   2017-08-19
Exactly, and on top of that most people actually do have something to hide, whether they realize it or not.[1]

Even setting aside crimes, there's plenty of things that happen in peoples' day-to-day lives that the government has absolutely no business even being aware of. It's not hard to imagine that they could collect vast troves of information on a person and then that information can get misused in any number of ways by rogue employees or by the government itself.