September 01, 2004

Idiot Prosecutors

The closest thing a prosecutor can get to treason without actually aiding and comforting the enemy is to withhold exculpatory evidence in terrorism cases and obtain wrongful convictions that have to get thrown out of court later. Law enforcement models work badly with anti-terrorist action, which all too often stops plots by the use of secret information that cannot come out in open court. When a prosecutor says trust me, trust your government, he asks the jury and society at large to look at the record of the government's actions. The next time a prosecutor says, or implies that, it's going to be just that much harder to put the bad guys away.


The only possible silver lining is that the government might want to go through the entire process again, this time without the prosecutorial misconduct, and convict them again.

Posted by TMLutas at September 1, 2004 05:34 PM