Or how about Judge Gonzales. Now, I have nothing against Mexicans, some, I assume, are good people. I even hired one or two
Prosecutors have the power to prevent almost all wrongful convictions by seeking the truth, not just a conviction. If the pursuit of justice were the only goal, innocent men and women would not find themselves collateral casualties.
Whereas Affluenza is categorized by a naive wealth-laden mindset that creates a narrow vision of how the world works and the consequences that one must bear for their actions, Lowcashism is the same disease but from a different set of causes.
Judges play a critical role in a typical criminal case, not only in the most direct ways--delivering bail and sentencing decisions--but also through managing trial speed. For example, it is estimated that two-thirds of Palm Beach County's inmates are awaiting court appearances.
As greater emphasis is being placed on the importance judicial discretion in sentencing, a new comprehensive study from the Bureau of Justice examining this practice has revealed some unintended and unsettling consequences.
Sen. Mike Lee of Utah explains how his time in the judicial sector helped him realize that mandatory minimum sentences do more harm than good.
Many people are responsible for securing wrongful convictions. Consider last year's record-breaking number of exonerations -- 125 in all. How many prosecutors, police officers, judges, or lawyers were fired for their participation in these 125 wrongful convictions? None.
President Obama recently highlighted the need for criminal justice reform which complements the bipartisan effort to reform our criminal justice system. However, reforming only the criminal justice system falls short of what is needed.
What 13-year-old girl wakes up one day and says she wants to be a prostitute when she grows up? That was the question Timea Eva Nagy posed as she addressed the crowd -- a room full of regulatory compliance and anti-money laundering specialists, me included, just last week.
As we struggle to delineate the upper limits of the United States justice system, ideas of human rights and financial concerns render the situation much more complex than ancient forms of punishment and torture. The trial and conviction of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev brings this conflict to the forefront.