Friday, November 17, 2006

Prosecutors Gone Wild


Anonymous said...

Where in the h--- are the Feds?? How do the powers-that-be allow Nifong to avoid/delay talking with the accused to determine if a crime really occured and allow these serious charges to hang over the heads of the three young men??

I can understand the local and state authorites being too chickens--t to step in here because they might lose the black vote. But where are the Feds? They don't rely on the vote in Durham...WOW...

I really look forward to writing out he big check with my 1040 next April...glad my money is doing some real good out there in DC...we can't even protect a few boys from a clearly out-of-control persecutor (oops, that was actually a misspelling, but I don't think I'll correct it).

To those folks calling for a trial because of the community impact: We just don't do that in the U.S. anymore--we don't allow political agendas to override justice....remember Senator McCarthy? I hope we have progressed beyind that. Hey, those of you calling for a trial: can you the remember the last phrase of the Pledge of Allegiance? Or are you the leftists who are trying to get it removed form the schools?

Anonymous said...

I found this quote on the website on the US Attorney's Office in NC. I find it interesting that they don't pracitce what they preach:

Eastern District of North Carolina

"The United States Attorney is the representative not of an ordinary party to a controversy, but of a sovereignty whose obligation to govern impartially is as compelling as its obligation to govern at all; and whose interest, therefore, in a criminal prosecution is not that it shall win a case, but that justice shall be done. As such, he is in a peculiar and very definite sense the servant of the law, the two-fold aim of which is that guilt shall not escape or innocence suffer. He may prosecute with earnestness and vigor -- indeed, he should do so. But, while he may strike hard blows, he is not at liberty to strike foul ones. It is as much his duty to refrain from improper methods calculated to produce a wrongful conviction as it is to use every legitimate means to bring about a just one. "

- Berger v. United States, 295 U.S. 78 (1935) (Sutherland)