Saturday, November 28, 2015

How to Prosecute Abusive Prosecutors

...The Department of Justice typically wields Section 242 against police and correctional officers accused of physical or sexual violence. But Section 242 applies with equal force to those who prosecute and sentence, the state officials whose deliberate skirting of civil rights can be most devastating.

At least, that’s how it is on paper. The federal government has not in recent memory pursued a judge under Section 242, and it has only rarely enforced this law against prosecutors.
 
More:  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/27/opinion/how-to-prosecute-abusive-prosecutors.html
 
 

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