Nov 27, 2015

Increasing Public Awareness of the Problems with Prosecutors

Conviction Integrity Units of varying effectiveness are springing up around the country as prosecutorial misconduct is now a common a feature of the criminal justice system.

The New York Times today has an op-ed by Brandon Buskey on criminal prosecutors and judges and an under-used federal law: Title 18, Section 242, of the federal code.

Section 242 of Title 18 makes it a crime for a person acting under color of any law to willfully deprive a person of a right or privilege protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States. [U.S. DoJ]
The political reality is prosecutors and judges protect each other as effectively as the Blue code of silence, a more insidiousness venality when wielded by the Sovereign—prosecutors and judges representing the state in all its oppressive and malevolent systemic manifestations, motivated by careerism and complacency—"base motives" such as bigotry and hate making matters worse in the words of Robert Jackson.

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