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Thu Jun 13, 2019, 09:12 PM

Central Park 5 Prosecutor Drops Columbia Law Teaching Job After Netflix's 'When They See Us'

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Reply Central Park 5 Prosecutor Drops Columbia Law Teaching Job After Netflix's 'When They See Us' (Original post)
Kind of Blue Jun 2019 OP
mountain grammy Jun 2019 #1
Perseus Jun 2019 #2
Kind of Blue Jun 2019 #4
mountain grammy Jun 2019 #5
Mosby Jun 2019 #6
Kind of Blue Jun 2019 #7
mountain grammy Jun 2019 #8
Kind of Blue Jun 2019 #3

Response to Kind of Blue (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 10:56 PM

1. Good.

Too many prosecutors want a conviction over the truth and justice.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 14, 2019, 08:00 AM

2. Unfortunately that goes both ways

 

My wife did jury duty not long ago, she was part of the trial, and what dish=gusted her was the fact that both lawyers were in a contest to win the trial regardless of the evidence that was presented.

Lawyers, in a way, are like athletes, they need to win the match for their record. I have nothing against lawyers, I love the profession, but I am always disgusted by people like John Dowd, Giuliani, Barr, and that kind of people who are in it for the money, the fame, but have no principles.

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Response to Perseus (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 14, 2019, 04:23 PM

4. Yeah, but isn't accountability grand?

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Response to Perseus (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 14, 2019, 06:10 PM

5. But the prosecutor has far more power to do harm.

They can ignore exculpatory evidence so it's not disclosed to the defense, manipulate, scare, and bribe witnesses, plus the power to just lock people up, sometimes indefinitely.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 14, 2019, 10:43 PM

7. Thanks very much, mountain grammy, for providing the fuller context

that especially emphasizes this OP is not about botherism.

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Response to Kind of Blue (Reply #7)

Fri Jun 14, 2019, 11:18 PM

8. You're welcome. That case haunted me..

I remember thinking at the time those kids were being railroaded. Then when trump got involved, I was sure.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 14, 2019, 04:18 PM

3. Gawd, don't I know it and those two really

rode the gravy train of their "win" for 30 long years.
I'm amazed by the swiftness of their, Fairstein and Lederer, lost positions at Vassar, Columbia, the literary agent and Doubleday drops. And now wondering who's next.

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