Selective prosecution – when a prosecutor selects the cases that are brought to court by the win ability. If the case will be difficult to prove and the accused refuses a plea deal – often they drop the case rather than do the homework necessary to win an obvious homicide case.
Prosecutorial misconduct is another gray area of prosecution – when false information is used, witnesses are persuaded to see the prosecutors point of view.
Another issue is when coroner/medical examiners do not do the research they should do. Often elected to office by popular vote rather than qualifications, yet they testify in court as ‘experts’.
(Graphic: The Veritas Initiative, link)
Let me begin this post with an apology to all the prosecutors out there who are personally committed to upholding the highest standards of ethics and the law. That being said, you know what they say about “a few bad apples.”
Prosecutorial misconduct. Well folks, this one is a hot button of mine. Ask the average citizen, and they are totally unaware that such a thing ever happens. After all, prosecutors are honorable people who are committed to ethics, justice, upholding the law, and to helping protect the public by ensuring that the “bad guys” are sternly dealt with, and if necessary, isolated from society, or even put to death. At least this is…
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