Thursday, August 13, 2015

Prosecutors Know Best

Jay Michaelson at the Daily Beast questions why we’re all so focused on the wrongs committed by police while ignoring prosecutors gone wild.
Almost nothing is being done to systematically fix prosecutorial misconduct despite multiple avenues available for reform and bipartisan agreement that there’s an epidemic on our hands. But, let’s face it, convicted criminals (even wrongfully convicted ones) don’t play well at the polls.
...We have a system designed to convict people, not to test whether their guilty, and most people are good with that.  As Michaelson noted, “criminals,” even the innocent ones, don’t play well at the polls. They don’t play well in the courtroom either.


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