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  •  I think I outlined the basics of why (3+ / 0-)
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    eXtina, mrkvica, oldhippie

    most prosecutors engage in "over prosecution" and "selective prosecution" tend to do what they do.

    I don't think I outlined the rewards that our system gives ambitious prosecutors for this kind of over zealous pursuit, but suffice it to say that the notches in the belt can mean appointments to the judiciary; political opportunities; lucrative gigs with enforcement advocacy groups; and opportunities with high paying law firms for these people.

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