Just a short post tonight; I would like to bring your attention to this article in The Economist detailing the growth of the prosecutor’s growing power in the court room.
"Prosecutors enjoy strong protections against criminal sanction and private litigation. Even in egregious cases, punishments are often little more than a slap on the wrist. Mr Stevens’s prosecutors, for example, were suspended from their jobs for 15 to 40 days, a penalty that was overturned on procedural grounds. Ken Anderson, a prosecutor who hid the existence of a bloody bandana that linked someone other than the defendant to a 1986 murder, was convicted of withholding evidence in 2013 but spent only five days behind bars—one for every five years served by the convicted defendant, Michael Morton."
It’s a long read, but well worth your time.
Marisol Garay, of Mexicaninfo.blogspot.com, has challenged every fan to mail out a letter to the D.A on 11/3. I’ll have some ideas for letters up next week, let’s make this happen!