sam allen Wrote:
Feb 10, 2013 8:17 AM
"Worse, prosecutors have nearly unlimited discretion in choosing what charges to file." Yes, we have too many laws on which to act, but this sentence is where I have really seen the damage done. On almost all levels of government the prosecutor has tremendous power that is virtually unregulated by the people. As a pastor, I have been to court with a number of people and seen minor offenses of drug possession get handled as major cases. In another case, I saw what was at most a manslaughter case (where a man was stabbed while choking his girlfriend), and yet she got charged with 2nd degree murder. She took a plea agreement, because the public defenders are a joke.