This corrupt abuse of the Reese family would never have been exposed except for the citizen reporting done by the Luna County Tea Party from the courtroom.
The persecution of the Reese family has been Stalinesque. The whole family held in jail for months without bail. All of their assets siezed so that they could not hire a lawyer. Multiple nonsense charges brought to bear to pressure for a plea bargain (most of them thrown out by the judge at trial.
Now we learn that a major witness against them was under investigation for years, by the people that had him testify, and this fact was not made available for the Reese defense.
This sort of thing could happen to any of us.