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  •  Well, yes (3+ / 0-)
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    Did they show up?
    Yes.
    Did they hold a trial?
    Yes.
    Did they do their jobs?
    Yes.
    Did they perform to the best of their abilities?
    I'd assume so, but I don't know what the "best of their abilities is". Nor do you. But as someone who was a prosecutor, I think they did the best they could with what they had to work with (even if I may have made some different choices).
    Why should I assume that they gave it their best, when the local DA had no taste for this case from the beginning.
    It's not a DA, it's a State Attorney. And the State Attorney you're referring to, and none of those lawyers, were involved in this prosecution.
    I refuse to just say of course they did their best and wanted to win, simply because it is absurd to think that a lawyer would not want to win a case.
    Well, you can refuse to say anything you wish. It is absurd to think those prosecutors didn't try to win. You can question their strategy, but there's no question they "tried". Anyone who watched could see that.

    Now, the facts weren't with them, but that doesn't mean they didn't do their best. Imagine someone is sick and needs surgery, and the first surgeon she sees says it's too dangerous, and there's good chance the surgery won't be successful. So she find another surgeon who's willing to take it on, but can't make any guarantees either, because it's a difficult surgery. And if it's not successful, do you accuse the surgeon intentionally letting the patient die?

    And have you ever worked a prosecutor? What special knowledge of trial strategy to do you have to accuse them of professional misconduct.

    Dammit Jim, I'm a lawyer, not a grammarian. So sue me.

    by Pi Li on Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 01:39:13 PM PDT

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