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as it is the prosecutorial decisions. It's the enforcement of the laws.
by joanneleon on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 04:08:34 PM PST
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There's a lot in Alexander's New Jim Crow about how there's no accountability for prosecutors, there isn't even standards. And it's most often an elected position.
The boss needs you, you don't need him. -- France general strike, May 1968
by stargaze on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 04:19:17 PM PST
was appointed by Pres. Obama as a U.S. Attorney, but yes, I believe that state attorneys general are elected. I'm not sure about other prosecutors. The one in my town is appointed and is a jerk.
by joanneleon on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 04:43:54 PM PST
Democratic Leaders must be very clear they stand with the working class of our country. Democrats must hold the line in demanding that deficit reduction is done fairly -- not on the backs of the elderly, the sick, children and the poor.
by Betty Pinson on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 04:54:34 PM PST
fact of life. Giving them bad laws ripe for abuse is criminal.
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by dinotrac on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 05:20:26 AM PST
to rein in the prosecutors?
"A good president does what's possible and a great president changes what's possible." --sterno
by sk4p on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 09:07:53 AM PST
Laws exist to prevent/prosecute actual prosecutorial abuse -- things like making up/hiding evidence, etc, but how do you rein in a prosecutor who is applying the law as written?
I don't think we want to do that.
Put the blame where it belongs: on the people who make bad laws.
by dinotrac on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 09:13:45 AM PST
by you on soon
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