Saturday, March 4, 2023

District Attorneys (warning bad language)

An interesting article on Medium discusses just how important and detrimental to justice district attorney offices are

The main gist of the article is the fact that lawyers in the district attorney's office are rewarded for convictions which leads them use all sorts of unethical techniques to get plea bargains out of the people.  Indeed, often the attorneys will be fired if they do not achieve a set percent of convictions. 

Note in Minnesota district attorneys are called county attorneys. 

The office of the District Attorney is notoriously without accountability.

In theory, the main District Attorney is accountable to “the people,” because it is an elected office.

In practice, however, what the fuck does the average person know about their local District Attorney? Does the average person even know their name, let alone the school of prosecutorial thought they ascribe to?

The idea that their office is being held accountable by a group of uninformed, faceless citizens without the access they would take to assess their performance, is laughable at best.

In Conclusion

Actively participating in a world of incentivized convictions and psychological trickery designed to scare people away from their constitutional rights, is nothing if not deeply and unforgivably corrupt.

I agree district attorneys are probably the biggest cause of injustice in our legal system. They do not prosecute bad lawyers and judges. Many choose who to prosecute based on their own whims which is often driven by political aspirations. Justice is rarely an important factor for them. 

For information on how Ramsey County Attorney John Choi illegally operates see:

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