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Letís prosecute some prosecutors
BIZPACReview.com ^ | 8/16/2013 | John R. Smith

Posted on 09/16/2013 7:26:05 AM PDT by SmileRight

It’s time to put the brakes on one of the most egregious examples of just how evil government can become in asserting its power over the people. It’s time to curb the excesses of over-zealous prosecutors who are turning poor decisions by individuals into criminal acts. Too often, they convert simple negligence or civil blunders into crimes. It’s a far-left concept: “Somebody” must be held responsible for every bad thing that happens.

Two over-the-top final straws were recently heaped onto the camel’s back in America and Italy. Get this: Italian prosecutors convinced a court to convict six scientists for manslaughter because they failed to predict a deadly earthquake.

And in the United States, Internal Revenue Service prosecutors were reversed and blown out of the courtroom when...

(Excerpt) Read more at bizpacreview.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: crime; irs; justicedepartment; prosecutors
Abuse of public power is becoming more rampant than ever. Who is going to police these prosecutors?
1 posted on 09/16/2013 7:26:05 AM PDT by SmileRight
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To: SmileRight

One of the wort cases of malicious prosecution in recent memory is going on now in Indiana, i.e. a third murder trial for Davie Camm.


2 posted on 09/16/2013 7:35:18 AM PDT by varmintman
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To: SmileRight

bttt


3 posted on 09/16/2013 7:37:00 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: SmileRight

Angela Corey, Mike Nifong, Johnny Sutton and Scott Harshbarger need to be at the top of the list.


4 posted on 09/16/2013 7:41:14 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (Buck Off, Bronco Bama)
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To: SmileRight

the ones that need to be prosecuted are the ones that do political persections


5 posted on 09/16/2013 7:47:03 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: SmileRight

Not other prosecutors, that is for darn sure...


6 posted on 09/16/2013 7:52:16 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: yldstrk

Face it, we need to get rid of the job of DA and the entire “adversarial” system of justice. The job of DA/prosecutor involves giant powers and almost no accountability, it’s a magnet for psychopaths. There’s no law of physics which says we couldn’t keep our system of juries while otherwise implementing something like the inquisitorial justice system which France uses, in which nobody has any sort of a career or money incentive to simply put people in prison.


7 posted on 09/16/2013 7:59:59 AM PDT by varmintman
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To: SmileRight
Abuse of public power is becoming more rampant than ever. Who is going to police these prosecutors?

The key word is POWER. The public "servant" has morphed into a master. We must reverse this trend, with extreme prejudice if necessary.

8 posted on 09/16/2013 8:27:18 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: SmileRight

how about if they start prosecuting the gang-bangers instead of the law-abidinbg gun owners? And instead of hammering taxpayers who make an innocent mistake trying to decipher the Internal Revenue Code, let’s stop paying Lois Lerner and throw her butt in prison.


9 posted on 09/16/2013 8:34:28 AM PDT by cap10mike (Free market)
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To: Hardastarboard

Don’t leave out Austin nut job Ronnie Earle!!


10 posted on 09/16/2013 9:00:52 AM PDT by ontap (***)
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To: SmileRight

They will wrap their asses in the 11th Amendment


11 posted on 09/16/2013 9:17:20 AM PDT by alphadog (2nd Bn. 3rd Marines, Vietnam, class of 68)
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To: ontap
The left is jealous and spiteful of the right, and it's all about payback against white to justify their inadaquences
12 posted on 09/16/2013 9:19:30 AM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: ontap

...he’s not alone in Austin! Lower echelon regulators, bureaucrats and prosecutors are daily making life miserable for MANY others as well. I was forced to endure 3 criminal jury trials over 2 years at a cost to me of nearly $10,000 each for a building code violation. Austin’s case was so bad and so weak and so non-sensical that 3 juries, no doubt of liberal leanings, decided in my favor, A NASTY OLD DEVELOPER, all three times.

What was my crime? I moved a tenant in a brand new shopping center that was not even in Austin’s city limits without getting their final bureaucrats approval LETTER. The hitch for the City, and ONE reason they lost all 3 times was that I could not have moved ANYBODY in without their expressed written approval. The right arm simply did not know what the left arm was doing. Or, put another way, Austin’s new Environmental Police Force, listening to certain of their Inspection Department buddies, simply decided “let’s get him”. Advantage to the City to criminalize a building code violation ??? Simple. In criminal court, the alledged criminal has to show up for ALL hearings or be arrested! They drug me and my attorney into court approximately a dozen times over 2-3 years with the clear goal of running up my attorney fees, wearing me down and hoping I would surrender. And, oh by the way, the potential fines, could have been in the mid six figures. Government, at all levels, is simply OUT OF CONTROL.


13 posted on 09/16/2013 9:58:26 AM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: Cen-Tejas

So are you going after restitution!!


14 posted on 09/16/2013 10:00:52 AM PDT by ontap (***)
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To: SmileRight

In order to undercut their power, we will also need to remove many of the more egregious laws we do have. Under our current system, it’s been said that an average American is committing multiple felonies every day.


15 posted on 09/16/2013 10:26:05 AM PDT by freedom462
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To: SmileRight
Two points:

1. When a prosecutor offers a lesser sentence or no charges in exchange for testimony, he has suborned perjury and should be jailed.

We must get back to the notion that to commit a crime, one must know of the law and one must intend to commit an act that breaks it. That concept is no different than the criteria used for an insanity plea.

16 posted on 09/16/2013 4:15:22 PM PDT by jammer
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We must get back to the notion that to commit a crime, one must know of the law and one must intend to commit an act that breaks it.

???

Ignorantia juris non excusat

(Latin for "ignorance of the law does not excuse" or "ignorance of the law excuses no one") is a legal principle holding that a person who is unaware of a law may not escape liability for violating that law merely because he or she was unaware of its content. ...- wiki

17 posted on 09/16/2013 4:19:52 PM PDT by WVKayaker ("So we're bombing Syria because Syria is bombing Syria? And I'm the idiot?" - Sarah Palin)
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Yeah, I’ve known the saying/principle for 64 years. But if you have no intent to commit a crime, you should not be charged. And, as I said, the principle you enunciate is definitely not applicable in insanity pleas.


18 posted on 09/16/2013 7:17:42 PM PDT by jammer
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To: jammer; WVKayaker
>> [...] "ignorance of the law excuses no one") is a legal principle holding that a person who is unaware of a law may not escape liability for violating that law merely because he or she was unaware of its content. ...- wiki
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>Yeah, I’ve known the saying/principle for 64 years. But if you have no intent to commit a crime, you should not be charged. And, as I said, the principle you enunciate is definitely not applicable in insanity pleas.

The whole point of a jury is to nix such abuses*; apparently "back in the day" there was something termed mens rea, which names the concept of intent/guilty mind.

* Esp. the Grand Jury.

19 posted on 09/17/2013 10:48:22 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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