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Prosecutors can be just as corrupt ( and often more so) than defense attorneys...

Prosecutors can regularly be zealous, sociopathic, and unethical. There are many cases of district attorneys piling on charges towards poor and unconnected individuals for minor non violent infractions and going for insanely long sentencing . Or pushing cases built on dubious evidence.This is a bit more common in red states ( Texas and the South seem to produce a lot of harsh and undue sentences) but happens in blue states as well. I just find it striking how our culture lionizes prosecutors as noble while it's common for people to joke about how vile and immoral defense attorneys are.

by Anonymousreply 4November 27, 2021 9:41 PM

historically true. But today, there are higher standards of evidence then in the past where eyewitness testimony was used and frequently abused.

Also, all top mafia and organized crime attorneys attain those positions for leaking the addresses of witnesses so they'll be killed. if you're a criminal defense attorney and not willing to do that (because people will be threatened or murdered), you aren't getting hired by those people.

by Anonymousreply 1November 27, 2021 4:53 AM


by Anonymousreply 2November 27, 2021 8:48 PM


by Anonymousreply 3November 27, 2021 9:32 PM

They pile on charges to make a deal. Hit you with 5 cgrges, tell you if you plead guilty to two, they won’t charge you on the other 3.

BUT if you go to trial, they keep 4 charges.

AND if you're found not guilty, or if you get off on a technicality, they’ll hit you with the 5th charge. and arrest you as soon as you walk out of the courthouse.

by Anonymousreply 4November 27, 2021 9:41 PM
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