Of what a prosecutor friend once told me — that he was appalled to think of how all the power given a prosecutor these days could be used to entire ruin an honest man, or one who had made some minor error. Here’s a case from the 11th Circuit, applying what appears to be established law, holding that the prosecutor and his agents are mostly protected by absolute or lesser forms of immunity from a civil rights lawsuit.
My dad always told me a couple things regarding the law.
- There is no correlation between the law and justice.
- Prosecutors live by the mantra, “It takes a good prosecutor to convict a guilty man, it takes a great prosecutor to convict an innocent one.”
Recently Uncle posted about a DA offering bonuses to prosecutors who hit conviction targets. I’m seriously beginning to wonder if they are using convictions to just strip honest people of their rights and make them subservient to the state.