"The function of the prosecutor under the federal Constitution
is not to tack as many skins of victims as possible against the wall.
His function is to vindicate the rights of the people as expressed
in the laws and give those accused of crime a fair trial."
Justice William O. Douglas
(1898-1980), U. S. Supreme Court Justice
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 -- Henry, Edinboro      
Imagine That!
 -- J Carlton, Calgary     
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx      
    A thumb's down for the messenger while not attacking him, 5 stars for an incomplete accurate statement (more complete would be innocent until proven guilty, verdicts such as innocent with prejudice instead of just guilty or not guilty, a determination of natural law and fact, etc.).
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    I wish it was justice served rather that number of convictions for prosecutors.
     -- Cal, Lewisville, TX     
    And yet, we elect these goons to higher office because of the number of skins tacked up on the wall as prosecutors. This whole 'tough on crime' thing is destroying liberty. This is where the right wing really needs to reconsider its means to an end.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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