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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Prosecutors should be officers of the court first

I see it all over the place. Prosecutors who charge people based on what they can get away with rather than what is appropriate, and lawyers in general who treat justice as a big money game: How to get off those with the most money, and sock it too everyone else. This, of course is not how it is supposed to be, and you almost never will see a lawyer admit that that is the game. But I've been trying to help a family member with a judicial problem, and that is the confession I hear from all the lawyers I consult. Don't have too much more to report on this one. But when the judicial system is a game for the lawyers that is injustice and tyranny not justice. We need major reforms to the incentives and disincentives of all our major systems.

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