politics, civil rights, intellectual property, science, capitalism, and foo
« Shakedown Cruise | Hoffmang.com | 9th Circuit Rules on 2nd Amendment »

December 05, 2002
Prosecutorial Consequences

Glenn Reynolds has a post on the unraveling of the Central Park Jogger muggings. Glenn makes the point that there should be real compensation for folks unjustly imprisoned for a crime.

That leads me to a thought I had last night as I watched Dustin Hoffman perform as Lenny Bruce in Lenny (1974). The despicable violation of Lenny's First Amendment rights combined with the recent rave prosecutions and the Houston K-Mart arrests really got me thinking about a current problem with the justice system.

Namely, there are no consequences for poor prosecution. A policeman can arrest someone and a prosecutor can prosecute them and the worst thing that is likely to happen is for the policeman to have a citizen complaint added to his record and the prosecutor might face a small snag getting elected the next time. Federal liability cases under 1983 face a very high immunity standard and generally fail in all but the most egregious violations. Maybe it is time for a winner take all situation where defendants found not guilty get punitive damages?

Posted by hoffmang | December 05, 2002 10:08 AM


Basically Guaranteed Approval Credit Cards Bad Credit - we're presenting to you the best method to obtain money fast
when you need it vitamin shoppe coupons printable plenty of retail traders may
also be motivated through the undeniable fact that someone
can be in the market with small start-up costs amounting to $200 to $1,000.

Posted by: vitamin shoppe coupons printable on October 15, 2013 2:52 AM

wow gold look way far better than the originals.

Posted by: wow gold on October 26, 2013 3:43 AM

9198yn This is one awesome blog post.Really looking forward to read more. Great.

Posted by: link building on October 26, 2013 8:00 AM

I absolutely love your blog and find the majority oof
your post's to be exactly I'm looking for. can you offer guest writers too write content available
for you? I wouldn't mind composing a post or elaborating on a few of the subjects you write related to here.

Again, awesome website!
wholesale cheap jersey Signup

Posted by: www.ecountdowns.com on October 26, 2013 11:50 AM

Very informative article.Really thank you! Great.

Posted by: branded accessories on November 13, 2013 8:55 AM

Post a comment
Email Address:

Remember info?


Syndicate this site (XML)

Powered by Movable Type