Skip to comments.From Lavrenti Beria to Lanny Davis
Posted on 08/31/2018 5:48:11 PM PDT by Governor Dinwiddie
Now heres something terrifying thats swinging into action in a big way: the Deep State with dictatorial, unlimited prosecutorial powers. The Deep State is the permanent government of high powered bureaucrats. The most dangerous of these are federal and state prosecutors who can turn a mans life upside down (womans, too) and make life not worth living. A prosecutor has powers that can and do send the innocent to the gas chamber, to prison for life, and frighten even the roughest and toughest of the tough. If they have a political axe to grind, they do it without a second thought.
This all comes to mind because of my former classmate at Yale Law School 70, Lanny Davis, and his client, the deeply unfortunate Michael Cohen . . .
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Agreed. This has gone beyond serious.
Prosecutors have way too much power. They can target anyone they wish. They can fabricate reasons to go after their targets. FISA warrants have proven this.
90,000 lawyers in DC? More in NYC? That is scary.
We need to shut down every law school in the nation.
Ben Stein nails it. It is exactly what I thought when I saw he hired Lanny Davis. This is a supplication.
Yes, the author is correct. I commented as much here. When he hired Lanny Davis he was telegraphing to Mueller that he would “play ball”.
Prosecutors have too much discretion. They will charge someone with every conceivable charge related to a crime. If someone robs a bank they aren’t charged with bank robbery, they are charged with bank robbery, terrorist threats, unlawful use of a firearm, evasion of police, obstruction of justice, assault, and unlawful imprisonment. And who knows what else.
They “throw the book” at the suspect in order to coerce them to make a plea. While maybe all these charges won’t stick, some or all might. Add them up, and 5 to 10 becomes 20 to life. Who wants to risk the chance of being sentenced to life in prison if they offer you 3 years in exchange for pleading guilty?
And I am under no illusion, most of those charged are guilty of some crime. But the charge is more about the politics of the prosecutors’ office than the severity and consequence of the crime. The prosecutors simply want the conviction and the file off their desk and so they strong arm a plea. If every person charged with a crime went to trial the justice system would grind to a halt. Prosecutors couldn’t keep up with all the evidence, witnesses, testimony... there aren’t enough judges and courtrooms and juries... The whole system depends on plea bargains. And they get the pleas by intimidating suspects with multiple violations of law all stemming from one single criminal act.
And most these prosecuters are motivated by political gain. It’s not about justice, it’s about making a name for yourself.
Cops used to do that with truckers.
Stop them for speeding than ‘throw in’ a couple of equipment violations -
It gave the driver a ‘bargaining chip’ and still pay the same fine as speeding but not have the points come off his license because he pled ‘guilty to the light out or such.
Believe there was a time that if a truck had one of those fancy ‘light jobs’ that they ALL had to be burning.
“...Ben Stein nails it...” and it is scary.
Scary in what is described.
Scary in the only correction I can think of.
I figured something was wrong when that herpes pustule Bill Clinton could run for office without imploding. I was even more convinced something was wrong when that psycho-nazi-hate-witch Hitlery got away with "travelgate","filegate","cattle futures", "billing records", and all sorts of other corruption and scandals.
When that ignorant, mouthy, arrogant, stupid bastard Obama got elected, that's when I realized there are deep forces embedded in our system allowing some evil sh*t to happen.
Now we have the spectacle of the Deep State completely in the control of left wing kook corruptocrats.
Yeah, we're in trouble, and I hope Trump ends up seeing a lot of Deep State oligarchs getting sent to prison.
Yes, exactly. The prosecutor or D.A. is usually an elected office. He wants a highly successful prosecution record. So his subordinates are under great pressure to achieve a 90%+ conviction rate. A plea is considered a conviction. And trials are time consuming and require a lot of real lawyering which they are not accustomed to. So office politics rules. The boss wants to win re-election or run for mayor or higher office, so all the prosecutors in his office better give him the statistics he wants, so he can campaign on his “achievements”.
If you watched The Wire on HBO, a great show btw, one of the themes is about the statistics of governance. The police precinct captain wants good arrest and ‘clearance’ statistics to please the chief. The chief wants good statistics to please the city council and mayor. The city council wants good number so they can run for mayor. The mayor wants good stats so he can run for governor. The school administrators want the student test scores to improve so they can get more money from the district, the district wants good scores so they can get more money from the state and feds... and on and on it goes.
The people will set this straight.
“... I hope Trump ends up seeing a lot of Deep State oligarchs getting sent to prison...”
Yes, because the option is rather bloody.
Republics are communities of laws; I shake my head in puzzlement when Freepers reflexively post that the US is a republic.
The people are the ones that set it crooked.
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